October 18, 2019

Idris Elba Partners With African Soccer Stars To Fight Ebola

first_imgThe CDC Foundation, actor Idris Elba and a global team of African soccer stars, international health and aid organizations today announced the launch of Africa United, a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa.Africa United will leverage campaign partners and celebrities to provide critical education and resources for the people of West Africa. A central campaign public service announcement focuses on building trust for and showing solidarity with healthcare workers battling Ebola on the front lines of West Africa.The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, infecting nearly 16,000 people with more than 5,600 deaths to date. While the spread of Ebola is a threat to people, health systems and economies around the globe, West African communities in particular are being crippled by the disease as a result of already-strained healthcare systems, mistrust of healthcare workers and fear and stigmatization of those infected.“For me the battle against Ebola is a personal one. To see those amazing countries in West Africa where my father grew up and my parents married being ravaged by this disease is painful and horrific,” said Idris Elba, actor and the creative force behind the development of the campaign public service announcements. “Imagine having to sit down and tell your family that you were going to fight this disease. That conversation is happening across West Africa and around the world every day. I am in awe of the bravery of these health workers, who put their lives at risk day in and out to stop the spread of this terrible disease. My hope is that, in some small way, through the development of these PSAs and the creation of the Africa United campaign, we can ensure that these workers get the support they need and that health messages are delivered to people on the ground to help them in their fight. #wevegotyourback. We will support you.”Elba has rallied a group of soccer stars, including Yaya Touré (Ivorian), Carlton Cole (Nigerian and Sierra Leonean descent), Kei Kamara (Sierra Leone-born), Patrick Viera (Senegal-born), Fabrice Muamba (Democratic Republic of Congo-born) and Andros Townsend, to share this message of solidarity with healthcare workers in a new public service announcement titled We’ve Got Your Back. In the video, the players acknowledge that, although fans regard them as heroes, healthcare workers tackling Ebola are the true heroes. Each player wears the name of a healthcare worker on his back as a symbol of respect for “the world’s most important team.” The PSA will be featured during the Official Draw for the 2015 Orange Africa Cup of Nations in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on December 3, through a partnership with Africa United partner, the Confederation of African Football (CAF).In another campaign video titled West Africa vs. Ebola, Elba stars as a soccer coach giving a rousing and educational team talk to West Africa in preparation for its “life or death” game against Ebola. Elba explains the symptoms of Ebola and tactics for how to beat the virus, which includes spreading the word and working as a team.The PSAs and other multimedia educational materials — including video and radio messages, billboards and posters — will be available on the campaign website, www.WeAreAfricaUnited.org, in English, French, Krio and additional local languages. The educational materials are designed to be adapted and distributed by Africa United partners such as ministries of health, health clinics, government and non-governmental organizations, media and sports organizations. These may include organizations such as Africa 24, SuperSport, ONE, UNICEF and Voice of America. CDC and UNICEF staff working in the affected countries contributed to the development and distribution of messages, and Africa United will continue to develop and provide critical communication tools to CDC and partners in real time based on changing needs in country.“Private and public partnerships like Africa United are critical to aligning organizations fighting Ebola and to ensuring quick, effective responses to changing circumstances and needs,” said Charles Stokes, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation. “The CDC Foundation remains committed to advancing response efforts in West Africa through public education and resources for use on the front lines of the Ebola battle.”To further leverage the power of soccer to reach Africans, Africa United will distribute FIFA and CAF’s ‘11 Against Ebola’ messages through Africa United partners. “Stopping Ebola is an emergency, and CAF is committed to using the powerful platform of football in service of our brothers in West Africa who are suffering from Ebola,” said Mr. Issa Hayatou, President of CAF.“I wanted to support this campaign for so many reasons. I could not sit back without doing something to help fight Ebola. It is important we don’t treat this as something we just discuss with work colleagues or simply follow on the news for updates – instead our focus should be to do something,” said Yaya Touré, Ivorian professional football (soccer) player. “I also wanted to get involved with this campaign as it pays tribute to the many, many African heroes who are in the villages, towns and cities using their skills, resourcefulness and intelligence to battle Ebola. Those people on the front line are often forgotten. African mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters are doing everything they can to fight Ebola – we have to support them. #WeveGotYourBack”Visit www.WeAreAfricaUnited.org to join the campaign by sharing educational materials or donating to support the life-saving work taking place in West Africa.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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First lady vows to fight cyberbullying despite skeptics

first_imgWASHINGTON – Pushing back against her critics, Melania Trump said Tuesday she’s committed to fighting cyberbullying despite the knocks she’s gotten for taking on the issue when her husband regularly uses Twitter to berate his foes and call them names.“I am well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic,” the first lady said. “I have been criticized for my commitment to tackling this issue, and I know that will continue. But it will not stop me from doing what I know is right. I am here with one goal: helping children and our next generation.”Mrs. Trump made her comments as she convened executives from major online and social media companies at the White House to discuss cyberbullying and internet safety. The meeting came more than a year after she announced that cyberbullying would be her cause if Trump were elected president.The choice was immediately assailed, but Mrs. Trump said she won’t back down.She said she gets many letters from children who have been bullied or feel threatened on social media. She acknowledged that the issue has been studied for years, and told the executives she wants to hear “what you have learned, what has been accomplished, and what progress still needs to be made.”“I believe together we can make a real difference in encouraging positive behaviours on social media,” she added.Amazon, Snap, Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft sent representatives, as did the Internet Association and the Family Online Safety Institute.All the major technology companies have strict policies prohibiting harassment and other bullying behaviour on their services, but primarily rely on users to report abuses and weed them out. They try to clearly spell out the kinds of remarks and other posts that won’t be tolerated in special sections such as one Facebook, the largest online social network, has set up. Instagram, a popular service among kids and young adults for sharing photos and videos, provides links to the U.S. government’s anti-bullying site and tips from a cyberbullying research centre on one of its help pages.But the efforts so far have fallen short, leading to rampant abuses that even some of the companies acknowledge have driven away or tormented portions of their audience.It got so bad on Twitter, which has 68 million U.S. users, that the San Francisco company vowed last fall to crack down on hateful tweets. Among other things, Twitter adopted new policies aimed at protecting women who unknowingly or unwillingly had nude pictures of themselves distributed online — a common bullying tactic.Yik Yak, another messaging app once popular among high school and college students, shut down last year partly because schools banned it following complaints about bullying and harassment.Online bullying takes many shapes, but some of the most common tactics include posting embarrassing or salacious photos, making demeaning or cruel remarks under a photo or in a general post about someone, and sharing screenshots of what at least one person thought was a private text.Harassment is widespread and extends beyond teenagers. A Pew Research Center poll last year found 41 per cent of U.S. adults believed they had been harassed online.The popularity and volume of content on major social media sites presents a huge challenge in policing what is being shared. Facebook, for instance, has 2.1 billion worldwide users who collectively share billions of posts on their pages daily. More than 300 hours of video is uploaded to Google’s YouTube site every minute.The companies are also constantly struggling to balance the desire to prevent harassment and other abuses with a commitment to freedom of expression.In some cases, they see harassment and still look the other way. For instance, some of President Trump’s more vitriolic tweets have openly mocked and denigrated people, prompting calls for Twitter to shut down his account and ban him from its service. But Twitter has declined, maintaining the news value of the president’s tweets eclipses complaints about him being a bully.There is no federal law that applies to bullying. State laws vary, ranging from requiring public schools to have bullying policies to requiring anonymous reporting systems, said Sameer Hinduja, co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and professor of criminology at Florida Atlantic University. The federal government can best help by giving schools more tools and money to provide programs, Hinduja said.Mrs. Trump announced in a speech near the end of the 2016 presidential campaign that her priority as first lady would be to fight cyberbullying.___AP Business Writer Michael Liedtke in San Francisco contributed to this report.___Follow Darlene Superville on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dsupervilleaplast_img read more

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INTERVIEWS Top UN peacekeeping logistical officials discuss threats to blue helmets

Among his goals is to work in a “more efficient, more effective and more responsible manner,” Mr. Khare told the UN News Centre. That means using a greater focus on technology and innovation, and working in closer partnership with local, regional and international groups to plan and share information. Greater responsibility to partners, hosts and future generations“National ownership, consent of parties and impartiality. Those are the guiding principles of UN Peacekeeping and all the peacekeepers follow them,” noted Mr. Khare. He emphasized the word “responsibility” throughout the interview. He noted, for example, that his Department has the “responsibility to ensure that the mandates are actually met,” referring to the official order agreed upon by the Security Council on what the Mission will aim to do in a country. That responsibility extends to the countries that are providing the financial and human resources to the Mission.The senior UN official also discussed the responsibility to the host country, referring also to the ethical conduct of peacekeepers.“Wherever the peacekeepers are deployed the normal social contract has broken down,” he said. “In those parts where the conflict is rife, where the chances of corruption, the chances of fraud, the chances of sexual violence and conflict are all high, we must demonstrate so that those countries can, through our example partially, come back to normalcy.” Mr. Khare, who is a former peacekeeper, also spoke about the responsibility to future generation to not use natural resources in excess and use as many renewable sources of energy as possible.“We must respect the principle of doing no harm and that includes the necessity of looking at environment promotion and protection while we are deployed,” he said. ‘Few contaminating the image of many’A threat to UN peacekeeping also comes from some UN peacekeepers allegedly sexually exploiting and abusing the people who they are meant to protect. “The totally unacceptable behavior of a few contaminates the image and the courage of the vast, vast majority of the colleagues,” Mr. Ladsous said. “It’s also true to say that the countries that contribute the troops and police have never given to the UN the power to investigate or prosecute,” he continued. The UN now has a policy of naming the countries that are cited in allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation. Among the topics that have been discussed to penalize such actions is for the alleged perpetrator to face a court martial in the country where the purported act occurred, as opposed to him being repatriated back to his home country.Another idea is for criminal sanctions against the home country of the peacekeeper, with the aim of increasing checks on who is allowed to wear a UN uniform and his actions during that time. Malaysian women peacekeepers of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) at a medal ceremony in Kawkaba, south Lebanon. UN Photo/Pasqual Gorriz UNAMID peacekeepers from Rwanda ready to go on patrol at the Zam Zam UNAMID base, North Darfur, Sudan. Photo: UNAMID/Albert Gonzalez Farran Yacine Mar Diop, and children, Coumba and Cheikh Diagne, share stories about their husband, father. Credit: United NationsThe 2016 commemoration marked the eighth straight year in which the UN has honoured more than 100 peacekeepers who lost their lives in the previous year in the line of duty.“They are sacrificing their lives in the effort to bring peace and security to those who have otherwise been deprived of it,” said Atul Khare, the Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, whose Department works closely with the Department of Peacekeeping.Mr. Khare is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the staff in UN Missions have the required food, water, camps, vehicles, fuel and other logistics so that they can do their jobs. In extreme circumstances like deliberate targeting by jihadists and traffickers to more complicated assignments, today’s United Nations peacekeepers need courage, a high degree of professionalism and resilience, the head of the so-called ‘blue helmets’ today said.“Being a peacekeeper has always been about devoting a period of time of one’s life to the noble ideals of peace and security. But it has taken a very specific dimension in recent years in view of the very dangerous situations in which we’ve been asked to step in,” Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, told the UN News Centre ahead of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, marked annually on 29 May. Just days before the interivew, five Chadian peacekeepers were killed and three others wounded in an attack in northern Mali. The attack by Islamic extremists, condemned by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as “heinous,” was also denounced by the Security Council.This year’s theme is “Honouring our Heroes,” a nod to the 125,000 military, police and civilian staff who serve in 16 peacekeeping operations around the world. The deployment is the largest in UN history. UN Honours our Heroes on Peacekeeping Day. Credit: United NationsAt least 37 UN peacekeepers have been killed in the last four months. Since the start of UN peacekeeping operations in 1948, nearly 3,500 military, police and civilian personnel working under the UN flag have been killed, including 129 in 2015 alone. Those 129 individuals were honoured last week with Dag Hammarskjöld Medals. In a special ceremony, the family of Captain Mbaye Diagne, whose bravery in Rwanda saved hundreds of people from genocide, was presented with an inaugural medal for exceptional courage in his name. United Nations peacekeepers in Menaka, Mali. Photo: MINUSMA/Marco Dormino The UN Secretariat is expediting guidance that will set out factors relevant to the decision to repatriate a military or formed police unit when there is credible evidence of widespread and systemic sexual exploitation and abuse.The guidance will also detail the criteria for determining that a troop-contributing country has not taken appropriate steps to investigate allegations, or that a police or troop-contributing country has not held perpetrators accountable or informed the Secretary-General of the progress of investigations and follow-up action“No State can allow a peacekeeper to turn into a predator,” Mr. Khare said. The main focus, both Mr. Ladsous and Mr. Khare stressed, needs to be on providing immediate assistance to the victim – medical and psychological – to help her or him overcome the drama. A trust fund to support the provision of services to victims is operational, and that Member States have been requested to consider making contributions. These efforts are overseen by Jane Holl Lute, the Special Coordinator on improving the UN response to sexual exploitation and abuse.@media only screen and (min-width: 760px), screen9 {#PhotoHolder3 #PhotoCrop { max-height: 770px; /* sets max-height value for all standards-compliant browsers */ width: 134%; margin-left:-161px; margin-top: -630px;}#story-headline{ font-size: 4.5em; line-height: 1.2em; color:#fff; position: relative; top: 100px; margin-left:11em; text-shadow: 10px 10px 10px rgba(0,0,0,0.8); width:35%;}}#sidebar {display:none;} div#story-content .span8 {width:100% !important} #fullstory p { font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.8em;}#myCarousel2 h4,p { color:#666; text-justify:distribute; line-height:1.9em; } blockquote { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.5em; font-style:italic;}.videoWrapper { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; /* 16:9 */ padding-top: 1em; height: 0; margin-bottom:1em;}.videoWrapper iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;} read more

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Browned toast and crispy roast potatoes a potential cancer risk

first_imgEdwina Currie questioned why acrylamide was being “prioritised” over “tangible issues”.“If they think this is a big issue but there are gaps in their knowledge, they should fund more research into it as an urgent priority,” she said.A spokesperson for the potato product manufacturer McCain said the company was complying with the Food Drink Europe “acrylamide toolbox”.Steve Wearne, director of policy at the FSA, said: “We are not saying people should worry about the occasional meal … this is about managing risk over a lifetime.”Anything you can do to reduce your exposure will reduce your lifetime risk.”People might, for example, think ‘I like my roast potatoes crispy’, but they will just decide to have them less often.” The Government has been accused of “massively overreacting” by telling people not to eat crispy roast potatoes or browned toast despite there being no scientific proof of a link to cancer.Experts said the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) new campaign, which warns people against cooking starchy foods at high temperatures for long periods, risks undermining support for “real” public health priorities like tackling obesity.Launched on Monday, the official guidance aims to raise awareness of acrylamide, a chemical which forms in some foods when they are cooked in temperatures hotter than 120°C. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. We are not saying people should worry about the occasional meal … this is about managing risk over a lifetimeSteve Wearne, director of policy at the FSA Sir David Spiegelhalter, professor of the public understanding of risk at Cambridge University, said the campaign was inappropriate.“I’m always ambivalent about public health campaigns that are not based on some pretty firm quantitative evidence,” he said.“Many things in life may increase risk, but it’s the size of the risk that makes it important.”Acrylamide forms due to a chemical reaction between certain sugars and an amino acid in the food when fried, roasted, baked, grilled or toasted, rather than boiling, steaming or microwaving.Chips and crisps are foods thought to contain the most amount of acrylamide because of their relatively greater surface area in proportion to weight.The FSA is also instructing people not to keep bread in the toaster beyond a golden colour, as this also increases acrylamide.Potatoes must also not be stored in the fridge as this too raises levels of the chemical when cooked. The row broke as it emerged major manufacturers of potato products including McCain have been quietly working with the FSA to change cooking instructions on packs in an attempt to reduce acrylamide levels.Chairman at the British Potato Trade Association, David Burks, said people’s acrylamide intake is influenced more by the variety of potato they eat than the way it is cooked.“Most supermarket bought potatoes are low in acrylamide anyway, so changing how they are cooked will make little difference.”He added that the Government campaign would be more effective at reducing acrylamide intake if it focused on cutting back on crisps. Chris Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said the FSA advice was an example of “mission creep” from the Government agency.“They should be dealing with real safety issues like the handful of restaurants who are putting out genuinely dangerous food,” he said.“This sort of thing undermines public faith in scientific advice and terrifies people.“People just don’t know what to eat anymore because they’re not being given clear advice.”Former Conservative health minister Edwina Currie told The Daily Telegraph: “I think people will be puzzled when they see this campaign, as the Government appears to have launched it before doing all the research.”center_img Browned toast This sort of thing undermines public faith in scientific advice and terrifies peopleChris Snowdon, Institute for Economic Affairs Browned toast also increases acrylamide, says the FSACredit:Nick Ansell It is also not known whether even a diet high in browned foods such as well-done roast potatoes could expose a person to enough of the chemical to risk triggering the cancer.According to the FSA, people should not longer “fluff” their potatoes before roasting them, as this increases the surface area and maximises the brown crispiness which for most people is the main point of eating them in this style.The new FSA guidance also states people should roast potatoes and vegetables in a preheated oven for approximately 45 minutes, turning every 15 minutes to avoid over browning.Using the slogan “go for gold”, it also warned that people should set a timer for 25 minutes to ensure they catch them before they overcook. It states that people can lower their risk of cancer by avoiding over-browning roast potatoes, chips, root vegetables as well as cereal-based foods.But the advice is based on experiments on mice, rather than any studies showing that acrylamide causes cancer in people.last_img read more

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Sandvik and Downer join forces on service solutions for mining materials handling

first_imgSandvik Mining Systems and Downer EDI have announced a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that will see them offering high-level field service and maintenance solutions for mining materials handling projects around Australia. Under the MOA, these two leading mining services providers say they “will work together to offer the highest levels of field service and maintenance solutions for mining materials handling projects.” The MOA will enable Sandvik to engage Downer to carry out any maintenance work on Sandvik Mining Systems equipment operating on its customer sites, ensuring equipment is safely up and running in the shortest possible time to meet production targets. “We are delighted to be working with Downer to support our customers with a more extensive field service offering,” said Wayne Slight, Global Operations and Maintenance Manager, Sandvik Mining Systems. “This agreement will offer enormous benefits to our customers’ productivity and operations around Australia.”Slight said that with Sandvik’s 150 year legacy, Sandvik had long been recognised as an OEM that provided leading-edge products designed to the highest quality.“However to better service our customers we needed to provide a more extensive field service offering – and this agreement with Downer will enable us to do this,” he said. Paul Gilbert, Bids & Contracts Manager for Downer, said the MOA was a “best-fit” solution for both organisations and their customers. “Downer has an extensive history in the mining and construction industry, and we’ve developed a strong level of product knowledge of Sandvik Mining Systems, and the necessary expertise to maintain them correctly. “This agreement will allow us to carry out full servicing, repairs and maintenance on Sandvik Mining Systems, including working with on-site service crews, to ensure the equipment continues to operate safely, optimally and reliably,” Gilbert said.last_img read more

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Dirty Sergio Ramos adds one more victim to his hitlist

first_imgDuring the first half against Viktoria Plzen, defender Sergio Ramos added one more victim to his hit-list of players that suffer his relentless elbow aggressions.As we have already pointed out before, Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos is unhinged and needs to be disciplined from his violent behavior.UEFA and the referee committee needs to start taking notes with this player because he is truly one of the most violent ones in world football, he just keeps going after his markers with those elbows and he keeps repeating himself because no one has taken the necessary measures with his erratic behavior.We had already seen how much damage can Sergio Ramos make when he wants, he took the liberty to injure both Mohamed Salah and Loris Karius during the Champions League final from last season and nobody from UEFA said a single thing.This season in La Liga, Ramos has already hit other opponents and the officials from the Spanish competition also don’t seem to care because he is a Real Madrid player and he obviously gets a pass that players from other clubs don’t.The latest incident has taken place in the Czech Republic during Real Madrid’s 5-0 victory against Viktoria Plzen, Ramos got away with it again and he didn’t even get booked.⚠ ¡Durísimo codazo de #SergioRamos! ⚠y ni amarilla se llevó… pic.twitter.com/1oVfMO4qHB— MedioTiempo (@mediotiempo) November 7, 2018The worst part of this was that unlike the final against Liverpool, Real Madrid didn’t need the dirty football that Sergio Ramos plays when the club is not having their best day.Many might say that this wasn’t intentional, but when a certain action keeps repeating itself, it simply can’t be considered as an accident.Sergio Ramos knows very well what he is doing and where he places his forearm when he tries to protect the ball or get ahead in the position as he struggles with a rival player.It’s all about that nasty habit of always placing his arm in a very dangerous area without thinking about the consequence of his actions, this time there was a victim that unfortunately got a fractured nose and bled all over the grass as soon as he received the nasty hit from Sergio Ramos.Viktoria Plzen defender Milan Havel was the unfortunate soul who suffered Sergio Ramos’ wrath this time, and the Spanish defender acknowledged the incident after the match but he confirmed that he would never go after any player’s livelihood.¡OJO! “¿El CODAZO? Es una ACCIÓN FORTUITA. Nunca voy a HACER DAÑO a un compañero. Le he puesto un MENSAJE a Havel” @SergioRamos en DIRECTO en #ChiringuitoRamos! pic.twitter.com/VRE9StmreQJose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) November 7, 2018“I obviously never go after any of my peers with the intention to hurt them,” said Ramos after the match via Diario AS.“I have spoken with the player actually, I went to the locker room looking for him but he wasn’t there because he was undergoing tests to determine the damage on his nose but I did send messages asking for his well being.”“It’s clear that I did hit him but I never intended to hurt him, the problem is that the nose is very problematic and even I have suffered when it bleeds so much.”“When you have been in a club for so long and you are the Real Madrid and the National Team captain you tend to be under the spotlight. I believe that I’ve managed critics quite well and I will never change my ways.”“I hope I can be in this club for a long time despite a headache that we may cause a lot of people. With the Salah incident, it’s true that sometimes you can be afraid of the consequences of what you do, I really didn’t think about hitting anyone before that problem but it’s very different now.”“The truth is that I won’t change, mainly because I have never played with the intention of hurting any of my peers.”“I have fallen injured many times, I also have broken my nose before, I still remember the nasty tackle I received during the Spain-England match in Real Betis’ stadium and nobody said anything,” he concluded.¿Cuántas agresiones más le van a permitir a Sergio Ramos? ¡¡Esto es una vergüenza!! pic.twitter.com/lzmTU5Nr17— Zona_Blaugrana (@Zona_Blaugrana) November 7, 2018What do you think about Sergio Ramos’ latest violent moment with a rival this Wednesday? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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The first words of Muriel on his return to Italy

first_imgColombian forward Luis Muriel is back in the Italian Lega Serie A, and as soon as he landed he spoke about how he feels now with Fiorentina.Colombian forward Luis Muriel has returned to the Italian Lega Serie A.The 27-year-old already knows the league, having played there with Udinese, Lecce, and Sampdoria.But he spent more than one year and a half with Sevilla in the Spanish La Liga.And now he signed with Fiorentina on a one-year loan with an option to buy him.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I am really happy to be here,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.“I gave my word to [director of football Pantaleo] Corvino.”“I can’t wait to get on the field,” he said with a smile.“It is nice to return to Italy and it is a league that I know well.”last_img read more

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Turks and Caicos company to computerize Work Permit process announces Ministry

first_img TCI Company Contracted for Work Permit upgrade Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#DataworxSystemsLtd, #magneticmedianews, #workpermitprocesscomputerized Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 31, 2017 – Providenciales – Announced today by the Ministry of Border Control and Employment; a plan agreed to since 2016 and now finally just about ready for roll out and the Minister and Permanent Secretary both say it will revolutionize speed and ease of service at the department.Work Permits are evolving to an electronically generated and more secure document.  Minister and Deputy Premier, Sean Astwood said:  “It is my government’s intention to demonstrate our full commitment to improving service delivery in all areas of my Ministry.   This new system will address some of the longstanding complaints that the business community express on a regular basis, more notably, the lack of feedback, lengthy delays in the process, and the absence of identification for family members who are permitted to reside in the Islands with permit holders.”Dataworx Systems Ltd is responsible for installing the software which will now require electronic data entry, be able to give electronic approvals and instantly communicate decisions.  Outgoing PS, Clara Gardiner said there will be public engagement, with the business sector in particular to inform more directly about what this change will mean.Gardiner also noted that this launch of the work permit database is the first of a multi-faceted IT modernization that is taking place across all departments with the Ministry of Border Control and Employment.  There will also be a go live feature once the system is completely set up. #MagneticMediaNews#workpermitprocesscomputerized#DataworxSystemsLtdlast_img read more

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Ed Sheeran Makes Billboard Chart History With Shape Of You

first_imgNews GRAMMY winner’s smash hit ties for most weeks in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100Renée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 22, 2017 – 11:09 am GRAMMY winner Ed Sheeran is making Billboard chart history with his smash hit, “Shape Of You.”On Aug. 21 “Shape Of You” hit the 32-week mark in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, which is now tied for first place for most weeks in the Top 10 in the chart’s history. GRAMMY-winning dance/electronic duo the Chainsmokers also hold the first place title with “Closer,” featuring Halsey, spending 32 weeks in the Top 10, as does GRAMMY winner LeAnn Rimes for 1997’s “How Do I Live.”A close follow-up with 31 weeks in the Top 10 is Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ Record Of The Year GRAMMY-winning hit “Uptown Funk.” Santana’s “Smooth,” featuring Rob Thomas — also a Record Of The Year winner — holds the next spot with 30 weeks in the Top 10.The other record-holding Top 10 hits include LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock’s 2011 “Party Rock Anthem” (29 weeks), Jewel’s 1997 hit “Foolish Games”/”You Were Meant for Me” (28 weeks), Mars’ current hit “That’s What I Like (27 weeks), and Savage Garden’s 1998 track “Truly Madly Deeply” (26 weeks).Notably, Mars’ “That’s What I Like” could move up in the ranks of Top 10 winners, as it still sits at No. 8, while Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” could pull away as the longest-running Top 10 hit in Billboard Hot 100 history with just another week in the Top 10. It’s currently at No. 9.Did Ed Sheeran’s Carpool Karaoke Break The Internet?Read more Twitter Facebook Email Ed Sheeran: “Shape Of You” Makes Chart History ed-sheeran-makes-billboard-chart-history-shape-you Ed Sheeran Makes Billboard Chart History With “Shape Of You” last_img read more

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Sitka keeps Alaska Bulk Water afloat with 6th contract extension

first_imgThough not a single drop of raw water has been exported, the Sitka Assembly is offering Alaska Bulk Water Incorporated another chance to deliver on their promises. At the company’s request, the Sitka Assembly on Tuesday (10-27-15) agreed to extend their contract for the sixth time. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)For nearly a decade, Alaska Bulk Water Incorporated has been setting up shop in Sitka – at the site of the city’s once pulp mill. The former bottling company is trying to send raw water to customers around the world, from drought stricken California to beer manufacturers in Mexico.Not a single drop has been exported so far, but the Sitka Assembly is offering the company another chance to deliver on their promises. At the company’s request, the Sitka Assembly on Tuesday (10-27-15) agreed to extend their contract for the sixth time.With this extension, Alaska Bulk will have 36 more months to export Sitka’s most abundant natural resource. The company, formally called True Alaska Bottling, drew up a purchase agreement with the city in 2006. As the venture slowly took shape, the company requested – and was awarded – five deadline extensions. And on Tuesday (10-27-15), Terry Trapp, the CEO of Alaska Bulk Water, asked the Assembly for yet another grace period.“Moving water from Alaska to other parts of the world sounds easy. But it isn’t,” Trapp said before the Assembly. “We’ve spent nine years in a learning curve, in understanding the things that we have to do in order to make this happen.”And a lot of the grunt work, at least on the supply side, has happened in the last three years. Alaska Bulk spent $1.5 million on a new water station on the tidelands of the Gary Paxton Industrial Park. The company has also bought 12,000 feet of floating pipeline, purchased a tidelands lease to allow ships into Silver Bay, and installed a dual mooring buoy system for anchoring those ships, which are too large to dock.Over the years, Alaska Bulk has also paid the city $1.35 million dollars in non-refundable credits to hold on to the contract. With this latest extension, the company is shelling out another million.Assembly member Matthew Hunter said that swayed his vote three years ago, and clinches his vote now.“We’re looking at another million dollars we get, whether you ship water or not. That’s a lot of pressure on you. You’re already $1.3 million, plus your infrastructure and all the other stuff for marketing. It’s got to be a big investment, so I trust that your goal here is to ship water and to pay us for it. So, sounds good. Right now it’s pouring over the dam, so it’s not doing us any good.”Hunter said the worst case scenario was that Alaska Bulk asked for another extension in three years. Best case scenario? In three years, water business is booming.Assembly member Bob Potrzuski was more skeptical. He thought it wasn’t prudent to lock out competitors. With the contract amendment, Alaska Bulk will have access to 92 percent of Sitka’s commercial water and plans to sell it for one cent a gallon.“Personally I would like to see this contract for significantly less water,” Potrzuski said. “I would get rid of the whole idea of exclusivity and I would give others the opportunity and see what they could do with Sitka’s water.”Trapp responded by saying that there wasn’t enough space in Silver Bay for multiple companies to build their own loading stations, and that when it comes to marketing water, customers prefer to see one salesman.“You have one product to sell. That’s water. You can’t differentiate it. It’s bulk water,” Trapp said. “If you introduce competition, it’s going to wind up in a competitive battle and a downward pressure on price. We’re holding the line at  a penny a gallon, as to what we have to pay the city. And I know that other people would like to come in here and offer you less and promise you they can deliver the whole world. And that’s just not reality.”The Assembly seemed convinced, throwing their weight behind the company in the hope they will literally deliver. Trapp said he’ll be shifting gears these next three years to focus on the demand side of bulk water. He claims the company has potential customers in Mexico, the Middle East, China, and South America. Alaska Bulk also has a corporate office in Seattle and is marketing directly to Southern California.last_img read more

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OnePlus to invest Rs 1000 crore in Hyderabad RD facility

first_imgOnePlus 7 reviewIBTimes India/Sami KhanOpening its first R&D centre in India on Monday, Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus said it plans to invest Rs 1,000 crore in their facility in Hyderabad over the next three years, making it the company’s biggest such centre globally.”In three years, we plan to grow the new R&D centre in Hyderabad into our biggest globally,” said OnePlus Founder and CEO Pete Lau, while discussing the company’s plans in the country.”We plan to re-focus our R&D efforts on a large scale and drive innovations in India for the global product, especially on the software side with special emphasis on Artificial Intelligence, 5G and IoT,” he added.The OnePlus R&D centre will house three labs — camera lab, communications and networking labs and automation labs that will focus heavily on camera development, 5G testing and software, with focus on AI and performance testing.Overall, the facility will focus on five areas including network, global carrier customisation, OxygenOS native apps, global product development, software innovation and finally, testing.With regard to software and network, the centre will specifically work on the development of India-specific OxygenOS features, including OnePlus applications, design and development, and drive the 5G enablement for regions like India, EU and UK.The centre will also contribute to nurturing and giving opportunities to fresh talent, with the company’s ongoing campus hiring programme at a number of institutes, including the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi and Indian Institute of Technology-Mumbai, initiated last year, OnePlus said.last_img read more

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3 Bangladeshis killed in Malaysia

first_imgAt least three Bangladeshi construction workers who have been working in Malaysia died on Monday, as lift of an under-construction site fell on them at Johor Bahru Forest City in Malaysia, reports UNB.The deceased are Tariqul Islam Torik, 32, son of Aynal Haque of Dhannokhola village in Benapole, Azmin Hossain, 26, son of Abu Taleb of Shaymolgasi village in Sharsha, and Salauddin, 42, son of Nurul Haque of Podeulia village in Jhikargacha of Jashore.Relatives of the deceased said a lift from 32th floor of a 50-storey under-construction building of TOIC Company fell on the trio killing them on the spot.Sharsha Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Pulok Kumar Mandal said they are trying to bring back the bodies as soon as possible.last_img read more

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first_img“You taught me everything. Everything you’ve given me I’ll always keep it inside. You’re the driving force in my life, yeah. There isn’t anything or anyone that I could be and it just wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t have you by my side. You were there for me to love and care for me when skies were gray. Whenever I was down you were always there to comfort me and no one else can be what you have been to me you will always be. You will always be the girl in my life for all times. Mama, Mama you know I love you. Mama, Mama you’re the queen of my heart. Your love is like tears from the stars, yes it is. Mama I just want you to know lovin’ you is like food to my soul. You’re always there for me. Have always been around for me even when I was bad. You showed me right from my wrong. Yes you did and you took up for me when everyone was downin’ me. You always did understand. You gave me strength to go on. There were so many times looking back when I was so afraid and then you’d come to me and say to me I can face anything. And no one else can do what you have done for me. Mama, Mama you know I love you.” Boyz II Men “If you want to hear God laugh tell him your plans” Woody Allen Thursday morning I planned to leave for my annual trip to the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival at noon allowing me time to visit my mother at Upper Chesapeake Hospital in Belair, Maryland and take Route One to Rehoboth. God had other plans. I didn’t leave home until a quarter to three, although I was ready at noon. There was something delaying my departure that I couldn’t explain.“Can’t sleep at night and you wonder why. Maybe God is trying to tell you something. Crying all night long, something’s gone wrong. Maybe God is trying to tell you something.” Mississippi Mass Choir I arrived at the hospital around 3:30 p.m. At 5:41 p.m. my sister Cheryl and I were with our mother when she transitioned peacefully to her new home where the streets are paved with gold and she can walk around Heaven all day and not become tired or weary. God knew what his plan was an included me in his plan.“When peace like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, it is well, it is well, with my soul.” Horatio Spafford The next time your plans don’t work the way you planned, or things are happening that you can’t explain maybe God’s trying to tell you something.“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” Earl Nightingale The Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, hosted its 29th annual Torchbearers awards breakfast at Martin’s West honoring women in the community who have made a difference. Nykidra Robinson, founder of Black Girls Vote was among those honored. Michele Emery is president of the 100 Black Women Baltimore Chapter.Black Excellence’s annual homecoming party at the Garage with more than two hundred people in attendance was a huge success. The event hosted by Rodney, George Ray, and Nicole Nicholson and presented a sellout event with all colleges represented. Guests dancing sampling creative cocktails, renewing old acquaintances, and making new friends.You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own ‘acres of diamonds.’ Earl Nightingale Like the Phoenix rising Crystal, daughter of Tanya Pajardo and granddaughter of Mildred Long Harper, has turned an abusive relationship into the Crystal Clear Foundation “Let’s be Crystal Clear about Domestic Violence. For more information on how to support Crystal Clear Foundation, call 410-501-3929 or www.crystalclear.org“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” Coretta Scott King This is the perfect opportunity to put your vote where your mouth is and help save an historic landmark. American Express Main Street America has joined with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and National Geographic Partners in Preservation.Your votes will decide whether Baltimore’s Arch Social Club read more

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Razer Chroma Getting Amazon Alexa Support

first_imgAmazon Alexa is coming to compatible Razer devices via Razer Synapse 3 in the second quarter of the year, Razer announced Tuesday from CES.The company also announced that its Razer Chroma Connected Devices Program is officially live with 15 new partners. This means over 300 devices now work with Razer Chroma-enabled games and applications, according to Razer.To use Alexa on supported gaming hardware, players will have to make use of the company’s Razer Synapse 3. With it, Razer says users can speak through their Razer headsets and mics to control compatible devices.With the combination of Alexa and Razer Synapse 3, users can control the lighting synced with Razer mice, keyboards, headsets, and other hardware. Alexa integrated with Synapse 3 also enables Razer users to control ambient Philips Hue lighting, access tens of thousands of skills via mic-enabled Razer products. A unified Razer Chroma lighting experience can be achieved across third-party hardware devices, as well, including PC cases, motherboards, and cooling fans, using the Razer Chroma Connect module, according to the company. “This is an amazing look forward for Razer into a future for gamers where the full potential of gaming gear is seamless and intuitively controlled through voice activation, synchronization, and connected cloud services,” said Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “Razer Chroma is an incredibly powerful gaming feature, and we’re motivated to work closely with Amazon to build this integration with Alexa, enabling users to change lighting effects, profiles, start games, change settings and more.”Razer released a set of examples that will work with the coming support once it’s live. They include using voice commands to change to different lighting profiles, launch a game, change a monitor’s settings, and switch to different audio modes.Razer also said it and Amazon would be working jointly with game developers to enable Alexa in-game functionalities together with the Chroma SDK to make gaming even more immersive. Razer said the following manufacturers have Chroma Connected devices: AMD, AOC, ASRock, Biostar, Colorful, Cougar, Ducky Channel, EK Waterblocks, Lian Li, MSI, Team Group, Thermaltake, ViewSonic, Wooting, and Zotac. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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It was cold in Foxboro but Robert Kraft sounded pretty toasty in

first_imgThe New England Patriots and owner Robert Kraft are headed to another Super Bowl after destroying the Steelers 36-17 in yesterday’s AFC Championship. The game was effectively over in the third quarter, and by the sound of Kraft’s postgame speech, he didn’t wait until the final whistle to start the party.By the time Kraft took the podium to accept the Lamar Hunt Trophy, he appeared to be pretty lit. His speech was slow and slurred, and he led the crowd in an attempt to chant, “Let’s win one more,” which not many of the Patriot faithful picked up on.Belichick watched the whole scene with a painful “cut the mic” smirk.Last night was a night for celebrating in New England, congratulations to the Super Bowls, you’re going to the Patriots.nickr83: Robert Kraft “But we have to go to Houston &… #Patriots #PITvsNE CBS NFL Playoff: … https://t.co/ojVFIpIORi pic.twitter.com/9L9O0CbbJI— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) January 23, 2017last_img read more

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Global Amniotic Membrane Market Drivers Major Competitors Future Plans and Forecast

first_imgGlobal Amniotic Membrane Market report contains all study of the market status, growing demand, industry analysis and forecast research report in all over the world. This report offers some penetrating overview, Key players and solution in the complex world in global market.The Global Amniotic Membrane Market Set for Rapid Growth and Trend, by 2024Get comprehensive research providing detailed regional analysis and growth outlook of the Global Amniotic Membrane Market in the latest research report added by Big Market Research.The report is an exhaustive analysis of this market across the world. It offers an overview of the market including its definition, applications, key drivers, key market players, key segments, and manufacturing technology. In addition, the study presents statistical data on the status of the market and hence is a valuable source of guidance for companies and individuals interested in the industry. Additionally, detailed insights on the company profile, product specifications, capacity, production value, and market shares for key vendors are presented in the report.Get the Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3238371?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SAMUThe total market is further segmented based on company, country, and application/type for competitive landscape analysis. On the contrary, information on industry chain structure, emerging applications, and technological developments in the market makes the report a must-read document.The report reveals detailed information about the global key players as well as some small players of the Amniotic Membrane Market sector.The information for each competitor includes:Company ProfileMain Business InformationSWOT AnalysisSales, Revenue, Price and Gross MarginMarket ShareThese insights help determe the strength of competition and take the necessary steps to obtain a leading position in the Amniotic Membrane industry.Additionally, the research provides a detailed analysis of the key segments of the market with the help of charts and tables. An overview of each market segment such as type, application, and region are also provided in the report. These insights help in understanding the global trends in the Amniotic Membrane industry and form strategies to be implemented in the future.Get Discount on this Research Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3238371?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SAMUThe market across various regions is analyzed in the report, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The report manifests the growth trends and future opportunities in every region. Additionally, the research provides a list of leading market players active in the Amniotic Membrane industry.The key players explored in the industry include:Derma SciencesFzioMedAlliqua BioMedicalSkye BiologicsIOP OphthalmicsThe study clearly reveals that the Amniotic Membrane industry has attained remarkable growth since 2024. This research report is prepared based on an in-depth analysis of the market by experts. As a final point, stakeholders, investors, product managers, marketing executives, and other professionals seeking unbiased data on supply, demand, and future forecasts would find the report valuable.Report Summary @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/report/3238371/global-amniotic-membrane-market-report-2019?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=SAMUAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Microsoft improves Windows Update log formatting in Windows 10 version 1709

first_imgMicrosoft improves Windows Update log formatting in Windows 10 version 1709 by Martin Brinkmann on October 11, 2017 in Windows – 5 commentsMicrosoft switched the Windows Update log file from a plain text document to a binary file with the release of Windows 10.This meant, among other things, that you could not just open the log in a plain text editor to go through it, or use text editing tools to process it directly.Microsoft released a PowerShell cmdlet called Get-WindowsUpdateLog that Home users and administrators may use to convert the binary log file to a formatted plain text document.The cmdlet accepts several parameters, but you can also run it without any to merge and convert Windows Update traces files to a single log file that is readable in any plain text reader.The process up until now relied on access to Windows symbols which were pulled from a public Microsoft symbol server. If access to the server was not available at the time, for instance because of network issues or if the local device was not connected to the Internet, the formatting would not work as intended.Microsoft changed the requirement in the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10. While you still need to run Get-WindowsUpdateLog to format the log files, a connection to a symbol server is no longer required for it.Optional parameters explained:-Confirm — This parameter prompts you and waits for confirmation before it runs the PowerShell cmdlet.-ETLPath PATH(s) — This lets you pick the folder, file or files that you want processed by the cmdlet.-ForceFlush — Forces the Windows Update Agent to flush all of its traces to etl files. Stops Update Orchestrator and Windows Update services, requires elevated privileges.-LogPath — Specifies the path the processed log file should be written to.-ProcessingType — Specifies the file type for temporary files that are created during processing. Default format is CSV, but XML may be used as well.SymbolServer — Select the Microsoft Symbol Server.  Default is the public symbol server.-WhatIf — A dry run that previews what would happen if you would run the cmdlet.SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft improves Windows Update log formatting in Windows 10 version 1709DescriptionMicrosoft switched the Windows Update log file from a plain text document to a binary file with the release of Windows 10. Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Fatal accident in Cancun Hotel Zone leaves one tourist dead

first_imgCancún, Q.R. — One man died and several left injured after a transport van collided with a dump truck in the Cancun Hotel Zone.The accident occurred at 5:20 p.m. Thursday at Kilometer 22 of the Cancun Hotel Zone. Early reports say that the transport van smashed into the back of the dump truck after attempting to avoid a third vehicle that had entered the lane.Reports say that the transport van was traveling at excessive speed when it made contact with the back of the truck. A third vehicle involved in the accident also suffered damages, but only minor.Police and paramedics were sent to the scene where one man was pronounced dead and five others were reported as injured.The deceased has been identified as a 53-year-old Peruvian tourist.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Petrobras sells Peru subsidiary for 26 billion

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazil’s state-run oil company says it has sold its Peruvian subsidiary to China National Petroleum Co. for $2.6 billion.Petrobras says in a Wednesday statement that the deal still must be approved by the Chinese and Peruvian governments.Included in the deal are the three oil and gas fields that Petrobras has in Peru.It’s the latest move by Petrobras to shed assets and bring in cash. It said earlier this year it wants to raise $9.9 billion through such sales. According to the company’s third-quarter earnings statement, Petrobras’ debt has jumped 19 percent this year, in part because it sells imported gasoline at a loss in Brazil to keep prices low. That’s putting a strain on its ambitious investment plans to develop big offshore reserves discovered near Brazil’s coastline.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technologycenter_img Sponsored Stories Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more

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A critical element of the DNA of a Luxury Lodge of

first_img A critical element of the DNA of a Luxury Lodge of Australia is that the lodge is much more than just a place to stay. Penny Rafferty, Executive Officer of LLoA said “Each member of LLoA must deliver a genuine, uniquely Australian, experience of place. Mt Mulligan Lodge delivers on the essence of LLoA in spades. The range of lodge-guided experiences at the lodge offers guests a real adventure in the Northern Queensland outback underpinned by all the soft luxuries expected of our members.”Guest experiences include tours of the Tyrconnell gold mine, Mount Mulligan coal mine and abandoned township, adrenalin-pumping ATV adventures, wildlife spotting, hikes around the southern face of Mount Mulligan and more. Luxury Lodges of Australia Chair James Baillie said the philosophy and guest experience at Mt Mulligan Lodge aligned with LLoA’s aims to deliver a meaningful, memorable guest experience of each destination.“Most importantly, the level and quality of investment in Mt Mulligan Lodge by the Morris family is to be applauded. Demand by high-end guests for this sort of experience is growing rapidly globally. Mt Mulligan Lodge offers a new way for these guests to experience Northern Outback Queensland and its largely undiscovered outback territories,” Baillie said.“We see the addition to the collection as opening up highly desirable new options for LLoA guest itineraries to take in the trio of key Far North Queensland experiences: reef, rainforest and outback, and complementary high-end experiences across Australia.” Go back to the e-newsletter Northern Escape Collection’s newest Queensland retreat, Mt Mulligan Lodge, has joined the Luxury Lodges of Australia (LLoA) collection.First revealed by LATTE in March, Mt Mulligan Lodge was officially opened in April after a soft opening in late 2018. The luxury outback lodge is situated on a secluded 28,000-hectare heritage site, a working cattle station, with luxe lodging and guided outback adventures for just 16 guests. Accessible via helicopter flight or four-wheel-drive adventure from Cairns, Mt Mulligan Lodge is positioned at the base of anescarpment, among eucalyptus woodlands, with views of Mount Mulligan reflected across a sparkling weir. Mt Mulligan Lodge complements the quality and diversity of offering by fellow members of Luxury Lodges of Australia. Chris Morris, Owner of the Northern Escape Collection said“Mt Mulligan Lodge offers modern laid-back luxury in the untamed and rugged outback environment of Queensland,” said Chris Morris, Owner of the Northern Escape Collection.“Rich in pioneering heritage, indigenous significance and pastoral operations, our guests will be able to immerse themselves in the great outdoors and gain a new understanding of Mount Mulligan’s diverse history.”For more information on Mt Mulligan Lodge, see mountmulligan.com/For further details on Luxury Lodges of Australia, go to luxurylodgesofaustralia.com.au/ Want to be in the luxury travel know? Subscribe to our free eNewsletter here to keep up to date with everything in the luxury travel industry. Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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