Agriculture Stakeholders Urged To Do More To Move Sector Forward

first_imgStory Highlights Agri sector contributing 6% to GDP Reduce dependence on foreign exchange expenditure on the importation of foodcenter_img Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Roger Clarke, has called on stakeholders in the agricultural industry to do more to move the sector forward.He said the sector seems to be caught in a “comfort zone” where it is contributing six per cent to gross domestic product (GDP) and last year, exported some US$274 million in comparison to an import bill of nearly US$1 billion.“This is no comfort zone for our country,” he said, stating that the sector must move into new “realms of growth and achievement”.“Our collective duty is to do all we possibly can, to bolster local production, and to reduce our dependence on foreign exchange expenditure on the importation of food.  We can achieve this through increasing production, through sound management and the application of modern technologies,” Minister Clarke said.He was addressing a contract signing and ground breaking ceremony held on July 18 in Hague, Trelawny, for a new parish office for the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA).The Agriculture Minister said that there are already moves in the right direction, citing the agro-parks project, which is targeted specifically at import substitution, by planting crops that are imported in high volume.He also mentioned efforts by RADA to modernise its operations by way of computer-aided technologies; and the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mona School of Business to pursue computer-aided solutions to solve problems within the sector.last_img read more

Uganda violated international law by occupying eastern DR of Congo – UN

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the United Nations’ principal judicial organ for settling disputes between countries, ruled today that Uganda violated the principle of non-intervention in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and breached human rights laws through the brutalities committed by its army.The case, in which the Hague-based court found Uganda liable for reparations, relates to the occupation of the DRC’s Ituri province by the Ugandan armed forces, which the court found guilty of a litany of abuses, ranging from the killing and torture of civilians to training child soldiers and inciting ethnic conflict to looting natural resources. The ICJ also found that the DRC violated the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations through the attack by its armed forces on Uganda’s embassy in Kinshasa and the maltreatment of Ugandan diplomats, and was liable for reparations for injury caused. It ruled that if the parties could not settle the reparations issues themselves, the Court would decide.But the major part of the ruling related to Uganda’s activities in Ituri after August 1998 until the withdrawal of its forces in 2002, rejecting the Ugandan contention that its military actions could be justified as self-defence. “The unlawful military intervention by Uganda was of such magnitude and duration that the Court considers it to be a grave violation of the prohibition of the use of force,” it wrote. It concluded that Uganda is “internationally responsible for violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law” by its forces, which committed “acts of killing, torture and other forms of inhumane treatment of the civilian population,” destroyed villages and civilian buildings, incited ethnic conflict, and was involved in the training of child soldiers.While it had not been presented with credible evidence proving there was a Ugandan government policy to exploit the DRC’s natural resources or that the military intervention was carried out for that purpose, the ICJ concluded that Uganda “is internationally responsibly for acts of looting, plundering and exploitation” committed by its troops, including “the most high-ranking officers.” read more

British buyers drive UK production

Car production in April 2003 rose by 11.8 per centOutput for home market rose by 22.5 per centOutput for export markets rose by 7.7 per centApril’s CV output down by 11.5 per centProvisional output data released today by the Office for National Statistics show that:Total CV production volume in April 2003 down 11.5 per centThe year to April recorded a dip in production of 4.0 per centDownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Production figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show that: read more

Broadcast Amendment Bill passed

A fiery exchange on Friday in the National Assembly heralded the debate on the Broadcast (Amendment) Bill, but when the smoke cleared the Government side nevertheless pushed through the controversial piece of legislation. The parliamentary Opposition asserted throughout the debate that the Bill was little more than a thinly veiled attempt to divest broadcasters who received their licenses in 2011 from the previous Administration, of their proprietary rights.But in her presentation, Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes maintained that the reasoning for the Bill was because “there is insufficient Public Service Announcements (PSA) in Guyana.”She posited that this was an opportunity for private broadcasters and should not be seen as a burden. Hughes stressed that the legislation only seeks to further define the powers and functions of the existing Broadcasting Bill, in addition to providing protection from inciting racism and airing hateful programmes.Addressing the concerns raised with regards to the Amendment Bill requiring every broadcaster air one hour of Government oriented programmes daily, the Minister posited that “nearly all countries provide (these) requirements for public service broadcasting.”Hughes referred to several incidents in the past that form her observations –including drowning situations – where citizens were unable to save their fellow humans due to them being uneducated with regards to performing CPR.Referencing Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo’s claims that the Bill would infringe upon freedom of press, Hughes also lambasted the former President. Hughes’ accusations that Jagdeo, who was absent from the House, stepped on freedom of the press while in office, were hotly contested by the Opposition, forcing her at one point to withdraw certain statements until she had evidence.In making his presentation in the debates, Opposition parliamentarian Clement Rohee asserted that “this Bill has strategic objectives.” He lambasted the Prime Minister for saying that the Bill would be revolutionary and progressive since according to him, “the Bill is counter revolutionary and anti-progressive.”He maintained that this Broadcasting Amendment Bill was nothing but a campaign promise that Government had made, recalling mentions at the time that those who were offered licences by Jagdeo, would have it revoked.Rohee warned that should the Amendment Bill be passed, “we are traversing a road that is full of a whole host of dangers.” He urged that the Constitution be followed and that Government hold consultations with the private broadcasters that would be affected by the clauses within the amendment.“There has been a loud outcry by the stakeholders for consultations… I refer to the Constitution which imposes on the Government to include and consult others who are of the view that their economic well being is going to be affected.”Responding to Minister Hughes’ claims of Jagdeo handing out broadcasting licences to his “friends and family”, Rohee said that the Government was “cherry-picking a few from a specific ethnicity just to make a political point.”In his contribution to the debate, Attorney General Basil Williams refuted claims that licensees are guaranteed proprietary rights under Article 142 of the Constitution of Guyana.He stated that licensees are granted temporary licences and are not the outright owners of their frequencies.In his rebuttal, Nandlall read excerpts from a presentation made by current Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan when he was then the Leader of the Alliance For Change. In addition, Nandlall stressed that broadcasters who were granted licences by former President Jagdeo have paid over $100 million from when they were granted same in 2011.The former Attorney General also read a statement from the Guyana Press Association (GPA), in which reservations were expressed about the content of the amendments.Nandlall also debunked Williams’ assertion that outright ownership of a property was determined by holding an actual title. He reiterated that due process for dealing with the property of citizens acquired by the State was adequate compensation.“Any person vaguely familiar with the law knows that anything that has value fits the description of property,” Nandlall stated. “Anything that has economical value is property. The Constitution says that if you take away that property, in this case the licence, under a law then that law must provide prompt and adequate compensation.”In his closing presentation on the Bill, Nagamootoo asserted that the only consultations that are mandated are the consultations the Government had with the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) and the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU).However, he nevertheless asserted that the GNBA indeed had consultations with broadcasters in 2016. The Prime Minister declined to directly contest the arguments made by Nandlall, save to reiterate that Government is not empowered by the Act to infringe on the rights of broadcasters.As the matter was put to vote, opposition from the People’s Progressive Party resulted in a division being called. The Government side, already with a one seat majority, won the roll call vote. ( Jarryl Bryan). 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A sweet funny unusual loving human being British actress Emma Chambers dies

first_img 41 Comments BRITISH ACTRESS EMMA Chambers has died, aged 53.Chambers’ agency confirmed she died from natural causes on Wednesday evening. In a statement, it said she would be “greatly missed”.“Emma created a wealth of characters and an immense body of work. She brought laughter and joy to many”.She is best known for her role playing Alice Tinker in BBC’s The Vicar of Dibley and also had roles in Notting Hill and Martin Chuzzlewit. http://jrnl.ie/3870283 Image: PA Archive/PA Images Share2451 Tweet Email9 Saturday 24 Feb 2018, 4:41 PM Source: Gold/Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 24th 2018, 4:41 PM center_img We’re saddened to hear that The Vicar of Dibley actress Emma Chambers has passed away at the age of 53. Our thoughts are with her friends and family. pic.twitter.com/vfMRMwds8H— Gold (@goldchannel) February 24, 2018 Broadcaster Emma Freud paid tribute to her late friend, describing her as a “great comedy performer and a truly fine actress”.“And a tender, sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being.”She also shared a video from The Vicar of Dibley, tweeting: “How could you not love this girl. Emma Chambers…thank you for the brilliance.” Source: hensca/YouTubeRead: ‘If this goes ahead, we’ll go out of business’: Planning appeal for protected structures in Dublin 7> 174,897 Views Short URL ‘A sweet, funny, unusual, loving human being’: British actress Emma Chambers dies aged 53 Her agency confirmed she died of natural causes on Wednesday. Image: PA Archive/PA Images By Michelle Hennessylast_img read more

The key area Kerry must target if theyre to take down the

first_img 58 Comments Thu 2:24 PM 30,734 Views Follow us: the42.ie THE 1-16 KERRY put past Dublin in the drawn game would have been enough to beat them in the 2015 final and both the 2016 decider and replay. Stephen Cluxton saves a shot from Kerry’s Paul Murphy. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOBut when you consider Kerry played with an extra man for over 42 minutes and didn’t even have a shot for the final 12 minutes, it’s clear their efforts in attack must greatly improve for Part II.Since they became a more defensive team from the 2015 season onwards, Dublin shipped 2-15 vs Fermanagh in 2015, 2-14 vs Kerry in 2016, 1-17 vs Kildare in 2017, 2-16 vs Roscommon in 2018 and 1-17 vs Cork earlier this year – all higher tallies than Kerry’s last Sunday week.  It’s also safe to assume Dublin’s front six will be better this weekend. Outside of Dean Rock, the other nine forwards that featured (including substitutes) contributed a paltry 0-3 between them from nine shots – 33% efficiency.Overall, Dublin’s conversion rate was 60% (17 from 28 shots) and that dropped to 52% (10 from 19 shots) from open play. It’s highly unlikely Paul Mannion, Con O’Callaghan, Ciaran Kilkenny and Brian Fenton will be as quiet in front of the posts again. Great players don’t tend to put poor performances back-to-back. So if we assume Dublin will be more clinical up front, then Kerry will need to greatly improve in an attacking sense this time around too.  https://the42.ie/4806017 David Clifford lines up a shot. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOWorryingly for the Kingdom, they’ve scored a goal in every single championship game yet they’ve only hit the net twice once this summer – against Meath in the Super 8s. “From a Kerry point of view, we had the opportunities but we have to take those opportunities,” continues Ó Sé.“And I think that the next day going into the game if we take those opportunities we’re well in it.” In addition, Kerry must continue to probe if they find themselves defending a lead in the closing stages and keep the scoreboard moving. Their failure to even get a shot off after the 66th minute was damning and ultimately cost them.If they can improve their shooting efficiency and put a few goals past Stephen Cluxton, they’ve got a major chance of winning this game.  The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Share2 Tweet Email3 center_img Short URL Kerry’s Paul Geaney gives a pass inside. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOKerry created more shots at the posts and opened up Dublin for a number of clear-cut goal chances, but were let down by their shooting. Their shooting accuracy was 53% (17 from 32 shots) and 41% (10 from 24 shots) from play.When Sean O’Shea’s perfect 10 points from 10 shots are taken out of the equation, it paints an even more stark picture. Outside of O’Shea, Kerry’s efficiency in front of the posts was 33% (7 from 21 shots) which is way off the level required.By and large, they weren’t shooting from bad areas of the field either.Their forwards will know it too. Paul Geaney missed five chances, including a penalty and a shot saved off the line, and David Clifford left four behind him. Paul Murphy missed two, a goalbound shot that was tipped onto the crossbar included, while David Moran and Tommy Walsh also sent chances wide. The biggest thing Kerry need to get right this time around is to take their goal chances when they arrive. It’s no coincidence that the last team to beat Jim Gavin’s side put three goals past them – Donegal in the quarter-final five years ago.“Definitely need to get goals,” says Marc Ó Sé.“It’s something I said before the game. I think Kerry needed to score three goals to win the match. If you look at it, we definitely had the opportunities.“Paul Geaney had the penalty miss, he had another opportunity which James McCarthy stopped on the line, and Stephen O’Brien possibly could have gotten a penalty in the second-half.” Thursday 12 Sep 2019, 3:35 PM The key area Kerry must target if they’re to take down the empire The Kingdom need to be ruthless in front of goals this time around. By Kevin O’Brien Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Greek Easter fails to resurrect lamb prices

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Australian Farmers were pinning their hopes on Greek families to feast on lamb this Easter in a bid to boost lamb prices. But alas, the souvlas weren’t spinning as fast as the farmers could hope which in turns has meant the price of lamb continues to fall well below last year’s records. Victorian abattoir owner Rob Radford says the high Australian dollar means the market for by-products, such as skins, has dropped, decreasing the lamb price.“Domestic lambs are making from 450-470 cents per kilo, export lambs are probably down to about 430 a kilo,” he said.“Compared to 12 months ago, you might have been looking at well over $6 for domestic lambs and $5.80 or $5.50 or $5.60 for export lambs, so it’s a fair bit cheaper.“It doesn’t matter which part of the business – wholesale, retailing or exporting – the meat industry is very very soft at the present.”last_img read more

Gmail va proposer des options de blocage contre les pubs

first_imgGmail va proposer des options de blocage contre les pubsGoogle donne un petit lifting à son service de messagerie gratuit, Gmail, en s’attaquant notamment à la publicité et à la clarté de votre boite de réception.Les possesseurs d’un compte Gmail peuvent voir dès à présent les changements du service de messagerie Google. Après acceptation de la nouvelle interface, votre boîte mail se modifiera (légèrement); l’objectif étant de rendre plus claire la lecture des emails, le suivi des conversations et l’identification des intervenants. À lire aussiÉquinoxe du Printemps : pourquoi tombe-t-il le 20 mars ?Après constatation, il est vrai qu’une conversation par email devient beaucoup plus claire, surtout lorsque de nombreux messages ont été échangés. Nette amélioration sur ce point par rapport à la version précédente.L’atout majeur de cette nouvelle interface est également la gestion de la publicité sur votre page Gmail. En effet, Google souhaite que la pub de votre boite mail soit une publicité qui vous corresponde vraiment et non plus une annonce « bateau » qui viendrait polluer votre visuel. Vous aurez aussi le choix de supprimer tout encart publicitaire selon la vice-présidente de la publicité à Google, Susan Wojcicki.Ce point parait intéressant et tout le Web devrait en tirer quelques conclusions ; car il est vrai que les publicités agressives (par exemple les fenêtres pub qui s’agrandissent lorsque la souris passe dessus…) de certains sites ont de quoi vous énerver ! Le 2 novembre 2011 à 17:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Massive Cave Discovered in Canada Named After Star Wars Beast

first_imgStay on target Extremely Rare, Two-Colored Lobster Found in MaineNew Species of Giant Flying Reptile Identified By Scientists A massive, previously unexplored cave discovered by accident in Canada has been named “Sarlacc’s Pit,” after the multi-tentacled alien beast that first made an appearance in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.Officials from Canada’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change first came across the huge cavern in Wells Gray Provincial Park in British Columbia while conducting a caribou count by helicopter in March.The sinkhole was later discovered to be the entrance to a cave, and is 328 feet long, 196 feet broad and 600 feet deep. Officials believe it may be Canada’s largest cave.“It was absolutely amazing,” geologist Catherine Hickson, who first went to the cave in September, told CBC News. “I immediately recognized that this was very significant.”The ministry, which conducted an investigation and initial exploration of the opening, said it believes the cave was not known even to First Nations peoples who have lived in the area for millennia.Hickson and fellow researchers, including cave expert John Pollack, spent months studying satellite imagery and rocks in the area before making the trip to massive cave, according to CBC.“It’s about the size of a soccer field,” Hickson said. “So, if you think of a soccer field and you put that soccer field on its end so you have this pit going down. Think about this giant circular or oval hole that just goes down and down and down.Experts have said that the cave might lain undiscovered for thousands of years because the cave might have been covered with snow all year round, until as recently as the 1990s, according to The Independent.The team of people who spotted the cave from the helicopter called it “Sarlacc’s Pit,” because of its resemblance to the lair of the sarlacc in Return of the Jedi, Hickson said, but a formal naming of the cave will happen after consultations with First Nations.Researchers are keeping the exact location of the cave a secret to preserve the site. Hickson said exploration and research of the cave and its unique geography will likely be carried out in 2020 but would depend on funding.When a team tried to climb down inside the huge sinkhole in September, they descended about 262 feet before encountering flow of an underground river.“We think everything is known and everything has been discovered,” Hickson said. “But here’s a major discovery that is made in today’s world and likely has never been seen before and certainly not explored before.”More on Geek.com:This Is the Oldest Cave Painting of an Animal Ever FoundHidden Treasures Uncovered in Hungary as Danube Dries UpFormer Barn Doorstop Actually $100,000 Meteoritelast_img read more

Hulk reiterates plan to play for Palmeiras

first_imgBrazilian forward Hulk insists he still plans to make the move to Palmeiras at some point in his future, despite being content in ChinaHulk currently plays for Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League and is contracted at the club until June 2020.Since his arrival in 2016, Hulk has gone on to manage an impressive 51 goals and 43 assists in 87 appearances for Shanghai and captained the team to the CSL title this year.In regards to rumours that he will be leaving Shanghai for Brazilian Serie A champions Palmeiras next year, Hulk dismissed them all together.“There is always speculation about me and Palmeiras, precisely because of the affection I have for the team and I have made it clear I identify with Palmeiras,” said Hulk, according to Goal.Copa Libertadores: Battle for quarter final place George Patchias – July 31, 2019 The race is hotting up for a place in the last 8 of South America’s equivalent of the Champions League. With the first group…“It is a wish and desire of mine to return to play in Brazil, but it’s something that is a bit complicated to happen at the moment.“I have two more years of my contract to see out at my club and I’m happy in China.”After leaving Brazil in 2005, Hulk has since gone on to enjoy spells with the likes of Portuguese champions FC Porto and Russian giants Zenit St. Petersburg.The 32-year-old has also played in Japan for Kawasaki Frontale, Consadole Sapporo and Tokyo Verdy.Aside from that, Hulk has represented Brazil at international with 11 goals in 47 appearances and featured at the 2012 Olympics, 2014 World Cup and 2016 Copa America.last_img read more

Chronis Christmas tradition serves up free meal

first_imgServing 500 guests a free Christmas meal can be hard work, but Chuck Chronis and his crew of volunteers said they can hardly imagine doing anything else on the holiday.Each year Chronis, 75, considers ending his tradition of 30-plus years. But once he starts reminiscing about the people he’s fed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, it seems more likely that you’d have to drag him away for that to happen.“It’s been a good run,” Chronis said with a sigh Thursday, sitting on a stool and taking a quick break from the steady stream of visitors. “My health isn’t real good, so I don’t know how much longer I’ll be doing this, but as long as I’m healthy I will.”Then he brought up the story of a woman he met that morning, and it brought him a new burst of energy. The woman was in a wheelchair, and he handed her $5 that a volunteer had donated. “She cried and hugged me,” he said, with a tear threatening to appear at the corner of his eye. “It was so sweet.”Chronis and his longtime friend and co-founder of the tradition, Rich Melnick, started serving free Thanksgiving meals at Chronis’ Restaurant and Lounge in 1982.The Christmas tradition began in 1998, after the two took a Thanksgiving off to spend with their families.“My family begged me to take one off, and I did, but that night Melnick and I called each other, and he said ‘How do you feel?’ ” Chronis said. “I said ‘I feel like I cheated everyone.’ So we decided to do Christmas that year. That’s how we got started — and now we do both.” Melnick said he remembers that conversation well. “I asked him how he felt and he said ‘horrible,’ ” Melnick said. “I said ‘Me too, Chuck.’ “And as it turned out, serving food on both holidays is even better than just doing one holiday, Melnick said.“Look at this,” he said gesturing to the crowd of smiling visitors as they chatted across long tables in the dining room. “You see how nice everyone is? ‘Please’ and ‘thank you’? This is what it’s all about. I don’t feel like I’m giving anything up at all.”last_img read more

36 gold bars recovered from 2 female crew members

first_imgCustoms officials detained two female crew members of Saudi Arabian Airlines along with 36 gold bars from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early Monday, reports UNB.The detainees are Saima Akhter and Farzana Afrose.The Saudi Airlines flight SV-802 reached at the airport at 2:00am. With the help of Armed Police Battalion (APBn), the Customs team recovered 26 gold bars from Saima and 10 from Farzana hidden inside their undergarments.last_img

Euthanasia law comes into effect in first Australia state

first_imgVoluntary euthanasia becomes legal in Australian state of Victoria. Photo: FlickrEuthanasia laws for terminally ill patients came into effect in Australia’s second-most populous state in a “bold change” Wednesday, the only place in the nation where the practice will be legal.Assisted suicide is illegal in most countries and was banned in Australia until Victoria state introduced laws to legalise the practice in 2017.Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews—who supported the bill after the death of his father in 2016 — said the laws were about giving patients a “dignified option at the end of their life”.“We’ve taken a compassionate approach to give to people that choice… that dignity for hopefully a good death which is a really important part of a good quality of life as well,” Andrews told commercial broadcaster Channel Nine.“This is bold change. No other state has done this… but we think this is the right step to take.”The scheme will be accessible only to terminally ill adult patients with less than six months to live, or one year for sufferers of conditions such as motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis.There are multiple safeguards, including an independent review board and a coroner who will track and monitor all deaths.Andrews said about 12 people were expected to use the laws this year and up to 150 each year after that.Other states in Australia have debated assisted dying in the past, but the proposals have always been defeated.last_img read more

Weather warning for thunderstorms issued for area of Staffordshire

first_imgPolice search for missing woman Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –   Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –   For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailHeavy thundery showers are being forecast across a swathe of Staffordshire – as further rain is expected across the north of the county into the evening and Storm Miguel arrives in the UK. The Met Office Yellow Weather Warning covers most of the south of the county, stopping just south of Stafford – while the warning also covers most of the south of England and parts of South Wales. Stoke-on-Trent was initially set to see heavy showers throughout tonight, but these are now expected to die off at around 7pm tonight (Friday June 7) before resuming again early on Saturday morning, according to the latest hour-by-hour Met Office weather forecast for the city. The Met Office warning, in force from 2pm until 11pm today (Friday June 7), states:  “Whilst some places will escape them, some heavy thundery showers will break out during Friday afternoon and evening. Some of these showers will be quite prolonged. “A few places may see 20 mm rain falling within an hour and some spots may receive as much as 30-40 mm in a few hours. Following a spell of rain earlier in the day, this may lead to spray and surface water flooding on some roads.” Read MoreNorth Staffordshire firm ceases production after three die in listeria outbreak   Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service have urged motorists to take extra care on the roads following an accident near Blithfield Reservoir. A spokeswoman said:  “Please drive carefully and slow down, the roads are extremely slippery.” The Environment Agency also has flood alerts in place for six areas in the East Midlands – including the River Wye around Buxton and Bakewell. At present there are no flood alerts affecting Staffordshire or Cheshire. The outdoor market in Leek has been cancelled on Saturday (June 8), due to Storm Miguel. A Staffordshire Moorlands District Council spokeswoman said:  “In the interests of safety the decision has been taken to abandon tomorrow’s (June 8th) outdoor Antique & Collectors Market (Archer Fairs) in Leek due to Storm Miguel and forecast high winds in excess of 30mph.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLivecenter_img Punter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collisionlast_img read more

Webjet partners with AirAsia

first_imgWebjet today announced that it has partnered with AirAsia, and as part of the agreement Webjet has added AirAsia content to its website.AirAsia head of commercial Australia and New Zealand Stuart Myerscough, said that the airline is a great edition to the Webjet portfolio.“AirAsia has always been committed to ‘opening the skies to everyone’, by making air travel more affordable and accessible.  So it’s with great excitement that we today announce our partnership with Webjet, Australia’s largest online travel agency,” Mr Myerscough said.“This important partnership gives Australian consumers even greater access to affordable air travel, enabling them to book the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier through their preferred and trusted online outlet, Webjet.”Webjet managing director John Guscic, said that Webjet believe the addition of AirAsia to its website will further boost traffic and conversion as it meets consumer demand.“We are delighted to add AirAsia content for our customers, further enhancing our leading range of airline content. This will provide even greater choice when customers search for international flights at Webjet. AirAsia has seen phenomenal growth here in Australia and throughout Asia, we are looking forward to a long and successful partnership,” Mr Guscic said.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to return to New Zealand

first_imgRoyal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to return to New ZealandIt’s been described as the greatest show on earth, a performance of such epic scale that it takes an army of personnel to coordinate.  And next year, for just the fourth time in its 65 year history, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will leave Scotland to perform down under.The first time the Tattoo was performed outside of Scotland was in New Zealand in 2000 as part of the New Zealand Festival (formerly the New Zealand International Arts Festival), with tickets selling out in two days.  Attracting people from across New Zealand, the Tattoo delivered millions in additional revenue to the local economy. The 2016 Tattoo will also be presented by the New Zealand Festival.Prime Minister John Key welcomed the announcement made at Westpac Stadium today.Tattoo Chief Executive and Producer, Brigadier David Allfrey in Wellington for today’s announcement said, “The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is set to return to New Zealand in February 2016 for a run of performances that will be amongst the most spectacular ever staged.“In over six and a half decades our unique event has been presented abroad on only three occasions.  So, we are delighted to be returning to the country where the first of our overseas shows was successfully staged in 2000 and audiences were so welcoming and receptive to our particular brand of entertainment.“We are exhilarated at the prospect of bringing The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to Wellington.  By any standards, to play the Westpac Stadium is an extraordinary venture and we are very much looking forward to all it entails.  We are bringing together a huge international cast and a musical score that will, I hope, be a terrific addition to the 2016 New Zealand events calendar.”New Zealand Festival Executive Chair, Kerry Prendergast, believes the enduring success of the Tattoo is down to its epic scale, ‘pomp and ceremony’, and the pure entertainment of the show:  “There really is nothing else on earth like the Tattoo. Each year, when performed in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle it sells out, with 220,000 people getting the chance to see it live every year. A further 100 million people watch on TV. It’s one of those once in a lifetime cultural experiences that stays with people long after they see it.”The 2016 show will feature traditional Scottish favorites including the UK’s best precision drill teams, pipers, fiddlers and highland dancers, but also numerous performances from both military and civilian cultural groups from countries outside of Britain.  In keeping with our commemorative events and activities around the World War I centenary, the 2016 Tattoo will include a moment that will commemorate the spirit of the ANZACs.Source = New Zealand Festivallast_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact [View the story “Twitter Rewind: Cardinals thumped by Saints in New Orleans” on Storify] Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   last_img read more

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