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October 16, 2019

Your Chance To Dine With Fran Drescher

first_imgHere is your chance to Dine with Nanny Fine!A new charity auction is giving you and a friend the chance to spend an evening with TV legend Fran Drescher at New York City’s fabulous Robert restaurant. Get an intimate window into Fran’s life, enjoy a gourmet meal, and take a pic!Auction proceeds benefit Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer Movement, which saves lives through education about early detection and prevention.To view the auction and find out more, click here.last_img

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October 14, 2019

Coroners office investigating death of Attawapiskat girl Sheridan Hookimaw

first_imgKathleen MartensAPTN NewsAn Ontario coroner says he will review how Sheridan Hookimaw died and may call an inquest.Dr. Michael Wilson of Thunder Bay made the pledge in a letter released by James Bay-Timmins NDP MP Charlie Angus Wednesday.“I can confirm this death is being further investigated by our office and the family’s request for a discretionary inquest is being reviewed,” Wilson wrote in the letter shared with APTN News.Hookimaw was 13 when she died by suicide in her remote, northern Ontario community.Six months later a wider suicide crisis gripped the Cree community with the chief reporting dozens of teens were considering or attempting to take their own lives. “Canada failed Sheridan. She was ground down into poverty, sickness and hopelessness,” Angus said in an email to APTN. “We need to understand how this tragedy touched off the horrible Attawapiskat suicide crisis of 2016.”Thank you to Dr. Michael Wilson, coroner of Ontario for agreeing to investigate the tragic death of Sheridan Hookimaw. We need a full inquiry as her death touched off the terrible #attawapiskat suicide crisis of 2016. #justiceforsheridan pic.twitter.com/wHSvqRW95K— Charlie Angus NDP (@CharlieAngusNDP) December 6, 2017The family asked for an inquest, with Angus’s help, to explore circumstances that would lead a young teen to such an end.Sheridan’s adoptive mother, Stephanie Hookimaw, said she sees parallels with the seven student deaths in Thunder Bay that triggered a wide-ranging inquest there.“It seems multiple factors contributed to Sheridan’s death. In addition to the bullying she experienced at school, her physical health put Sheridan at greater risk for self-harm, particularly when coupled with the lack of suitable housing available in the community,” she said in the letter to the regional coroner. “Further, much of the medical care she required was not available in Attawapiskat.”In Ontario, a death by suicide does not automatically trigger an inquest, but the coroner does have the discretion to call one if it’s deemed in the public interest.“The family is feeling that Sheridan is forgotten and they want something to come out of the tragedy like healing and changes to the system for the kids,” said aunt Jackie Hookimaw-Witt.“The situation with the young girls is not getting any better. It’s getting worse. They are hoping that when there is an inquiry, the story will come out as to what is really needed.”https://twitter.com/muskegesko/status/938566783224737793Politicians Angus and Gilles Bisson, the NDP-MPP for the region, co-signed a letter to Wilson in favour of an inquest.They said Sheridan may have been exposed to toxic chemicals from contaminated school grounds and she lived with 20 other people in a “house unfit for human habitation.”The letter said the girl tried and failed to get help after facing a suicide death in the family and to deal with bullying.Sheridan was found outdoors by a patrolling Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service officer on Oct. 19, 2015, in an area known locally as the “first rapids.”She suffered from several medical ailments, including asthma, that was aggravated by mould in her home.In the winter of 2014, the sewage link-up to the home failed, triggering a backup that made the home unlivable despite attempts to contain the smell and disinfect the premises using air fresheners and bleach. The backup, which made the mould worse, aggravated the girl’s condition and she was hospitalized in Timmins, Ont.The house was condemned that summer and the family was forced to live in a two-bedroom nurse’s residence.kmartens@aptn.calast_img read more

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October 12, 2019

Action against Gambhir in voter ID case only after we receive complaint

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Electoral officer on Monday said that any action against BJP East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir for allegedly possessing two voter identity cards can only be taken if the poll authorities receive a complaint in this regard. The Aam Aadmi Party’s East Delhi candidate Atishi has moved court against the cricketer-turned-politician alleging that he had enrolled as a voter in Rajender Nagar and Karol Bagh Assembly segments in violation of the Representation of the People Act. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”We have come to know through media reports that Gambhir is registered as a voter at more than one place in Delhi. We have not received any complaint in this regard yet. Once we receive a complaint, we will initiate an inquiry and suitable action will follow,” Delhi’s Chief Electoral officer Ranbir Singh said. The Election Commission carries out a routine exercise to detect and delete duplicate entries in the electoral roll before elections. Asked if the authorities failed to detect duplicate entries in Gambhir’s case, an official said, “The process of deleting duplicate entries is carried out through a software. The poll panel cannot be blamed if the software fails to detect such anomalies.” Gambhir, however, rejected the allegation, saying he possesses only one voter identity card. “I have only one voter ID card from Rajender Nagar. I used to live with my maternal grandparents as a child at Ramjas Road (in Karol Bagh), but I never voted from or applied for any voter identity card from there,” he had said.last_img read more

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October 6, 2019

UN human rights expert condemns Israels destruction of homes in Palestinian Territories

Milloon Kothari, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of an adequate standard of living, told the press in New York that the international community was “duty bound” to intervene on the behalf of the Palestinian people. “We must not lose focus of any aspect of the ongoing violence and occupation, particularly the human impact of land and water confiscation, punitive house demolitions and forced evictions,” he said.The expert cited recent studies describing what appeared to be a systematic consolidation of Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands as more and more Palestinian homes were demolished and Israeli settlers and settlements were implanted. In the past 10 years, Israeli authorities had demolished more than 2,200 residences, displacing some 13,000 Palestinians. At the same time, at least 155 Israeli settlements, home to more than 170,000 Israeli citizens, had been established.Mr. Kothari stressed that the demolition of homes, hoarding of natural resources and other collective punishments that continued unabated in Palestinian areas should be considered war crimes. The psychological effects of all this, particularly on women and children, warranted equal condemnation, he said.Calling attention to the particular impact suffered by youngsters, he said a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) study had shown that during March and April of this year, 330,000 Palestinian children had been confined to their homes, some 500,000 had been unable to access health and social services, and nearly 600,000 children had been prevented from attending school. “I am particularly concerned that no steps are being taken by the international community to address this situation which is seriously impacting the future generation of Palestinians living in the occupied territories,” he said. The Special Rapporteur also strongly condemned a recent Israeli Supreme Court decision which permitted the seizure and/or demolition of homes and property of the relatives of suspected participants in suicide bombings. That law clearly contravened international legal and humanitarian instruments, namely the Fourth Geneva Convention and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The only way to end the tragic Middle East crisis was to bring an end to the occupation, he said. That objective could only be reached through the immediate dismantling of all illegal settlements, halting expansion and planning of new settlements, placing a moratorium on land confiscation and house demolition for any purpose, and restoring public and private Palestinian land to its rightful owners. read more

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October 2, 2019

UN Environment Assembly opens in Nairobi aiming to ensure healthy planet with

Hundreds of key global decision-makers are gathering in Kenya today for the second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2), aiming to tackle some of the most critical issues facing our planet, from the air pollution that kills millions of people every year to an illegal trade in wildlife that is pushing species to the brink of extinction. Held at the headquarters of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, UNEA is the world’s most powerful decision-making body on the environment. This year, leaders will seek to pass a raft of resolutions, including those on food waste, the fading health of oceans, the world’s natural capital, and sustainable consumption and production. Addressing the opening session, UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner noted that since the first UNEA held in 2014, “the environment has shifted from the margins of attention to the centre of global decision making.”“It now runs through the entire 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreementon climate change, establishing UNEA as the ‘World Parliament for the Environment,’ he said, stressing that UNEA is the only platform outside of the UN General Assembly to have universal representation.UNEA also works with stakeholders and experts from the financial, legislative and scientific communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector and provides an interface between science, policy and action.Mr. Steiner urged participants to focus on action and use this first global decision-making platform since the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement to review and accelerate progress.He said UNEA-2, which will continue through 27 May, will feature a three-day Sustainable Innovation Symposium to garner private sector engagement, the launch of a new global campaign to end the illegal trade in wildlife, and the mid-term review of the Montevideo Programme on Environmental Law.He urged UNEA to show “we can move fast enough and hard enough to create a healthy planet, with healthy people, which leaves no one behind – which means less talk, more action.”Environmental impacts are responsible for the deaths of more than one quarter of all children under the age of fiveA series of ground-breaking UNEP reports will also be released during UNEA-2. Published today, Healthy Environment, Healthy People warns that environmental impacts are responsible for the deaths of more than one quarter of all children under the age of five, the report states.The report – compiled by UNEP, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, and the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions – estimates that environmental degradation and pollution cause up to 234 times as many premature deaths as occur in conflicts annually, highlighting the importance of a healthy environment to achieving the 2030 Agenda. The report finds that in 2012, an estimated 12.6 million deaths were attributable to deteriorating environment conditions, or 23 per cent of the total.Climate change is exacerbating the scale and intensity of environment-related health risks. Estimates from the WHO indicate that 250,000 additional deaths could occur each year between 2030 and 2050, mostly from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress, as a result of climate change.Mr. Steiner said, “By depleting the ecological infrastructure of our planet and increasing our pollution footprint, we incur an ever-growing cost in terms of human health and well-being. From air pollution and chemical exposure to the mining of our natural resource base, we have compromised our life support systems.Other reports include Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics: Global Lessons and Research to Inspire Action and Guide Policy Change, which found that between 4.8-12.7 million tonnes of global plastic production ended up in the ocean as a result of inadequate solid waste management in 2014. Gender and Plastic Management looked at the differing roles of men and women in plastic use and consumption, identifying women in wealthy regions as important stakeholders in reducing plastics in basic consumer goods.2016 Global Report on the Status of Legal Limits on Lead in Paint found that efforts to tackle lead in paint are advancing. As of early 2016, 70 of 196 countries worldwide, or 36 per cent, had established legally binding limits on lead in paint.UNEP Frontiers found that there has been a worldwide increase in emerging zoonotic diseases, outbreaks of epidemic zoonoses, a rise in foodborne zoonoses and a troubling persistence of neglected zoonotic diseases in poor countries. read more

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Poor maritime connectivity hurting weaker smaller nations – UN report

“Planning and forecasts can be significantly improved if data on maritime transport networks are included in the relevant policy processes, such as negotiating trade deals and transport infrastructure development plans,” said Mukhisa Kituyi, the Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), in a news release announcing the findings. According to the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport, lack of access is particularly challenging for landlocked developing countries, small island developing States and least developed countries leading to fewer, unreliable and expensive transport connections. These obstacles also further widen the rift between the best- and worst-connected countries, added the news release, calling for increased interconnectedness between national, regional and intercontinental liner shipping services. “In many countries, domestic shipping services for [transport of goods] are protected from foreign competition. Such market restrictions can lead to unnecessary inefficiencies and a loss of maritime connectivity,” it noted. Furthermore, well-designed policies allowing – under clearly defined conditions – international shipping lines to also carry domestic or international cargo from feeder vessels can enhance both the competitiveness of a nation’s seaports and the access of importers and exporters to international shipping services, highlighted UNCTAD. Explaining the benefits, Shamika N. Sirimanne, the Director of the Technology and Logistics Division at UNCTAD said: “Fostering competition among ports is important to ensure that port operators maximize efficiency and pass on efficiency gains to their clients.” Equally important is improving multimodal transport links: efficient regional trucking markets, inland waterways, rail and road infrastructure, and transit regimes all have an important role to play. Importance of direct connectionsUNCTAD research also revealed that four in five trading country-pairs do not have a direct connection between them which in turn leads to lesser trade between them. “A key question for trade and transport analysts is whether there are no direct connections between the two countries because there is not enough demand, or […] because the two trading partners are not well connected,” highlighted Jan Hoffmann, the Chief of the Trade Logistics Branch at UNCTAD. Improving links can, therefore, help boost trade between countries, lower costs associated and also help improve connectivity. Source: Review of Maritime Transport 2017 report | UNCTAD read more

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Ohio State mens hockey aims to block shots on way to wins

Senior defenseman Justin DaSilva (25) deflects a shot from a Michigan player during a game on Feb. 20 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 5-3.Credit: Kaley Rentz / Lantern reporterBlocking shots is considered to be a game tactic by some, and desperation hockey by others.That seems to have been the dilemma throughout the NHL recently, and now the topic has found its way into the world of college hockey.According to the the website SportingCharts.com, a blocked shot is “an attempted shot on net that is prevented from reaching the net due to being blocked or deflected by an opponent.”For the Ohio State men’s hockey team, blocked shots have always important. Last season, the Buckeyes ranked seventh in the NCAA with 15.54 blocks per game.Junior defenseman Craig Dalrymple said for a shooter to get the puck to the net, they might have to go through three or four players before the puck even reaches the goalie.“As a defenseman, if a puck is up at the blue line and the other team shoots it, it’s up to the forward line to block it. If it goes through them, it’s on the defenseman to try and block it,” Dalrymple said. “You always want to have two to three layers before the puck gets to the goal.”With the Big Ten leading the way in blocked shots last season with three teams in the top 10, putting bodies in front of the puck has become a game tactic and a reason for success.“If you’re in the lanes, you have to sacrifice your body for the team,” OSU coach Steve Rohlik said.Dalrymple added sometimes “you have to take it for the team.”“When you get back to the bench, everyone is just giving you high-fives and hugging you, so it’s well worth it,” he said.Twenty-eight games into the season, the Buckeyes are averaging 16.36 blocked shots per game, with Dalrymple leading the way with 44 total blocks.During the Michigan series, OSU totaled 43 blocked shots, with 27 of those coming from Friday night’s 5-3 win against the Wolverines.Senior defenseman Justin DaSilva said blocked shots are a part of the “playoff hockey” mentality that Rohlik has been emphasizing over the past couple of weeks.“Coach has been screaming at us to block more and more shots and the more we do it in practice, the more it will happen in games,” DaSilva said. “Once the whole team starts doing it, it’s hard for the other team to have any offense going.”Last season, DaSilva led the NCAA with 2.74 blocked shots per game.But for the 6-foot-6-inch, 215-pound defenseman from Cambridge, Ontario, blocked shots haven’t always been in the gameplan.“Before coming to college, I was never a guy that would block shots,” DaSilva said. “But then coming here and learning what it takes to win games and do what it takes to help your team and help the goalies out, blocked shots are huge. You’re potentially saving a goal.”For OSU, blocked shots seem to be more about determination than desperation. Dalrymple said blocking a shot is just as important as scoring a goal for the Buckeyes.“If your teammates see you block one or two shots in your shift, they get excited. I mean, you never know if that shot would have gone in, maybe (would’ve) been a goal,” Dalrymple said. “Everyone is happy and cheering you on.“When you see someone blocking shots, it makes you think, ‘I want to work hard like that guy, I want to get congratulated like he does,’” he said.The Buckeyes won’t be backing down on their shot-blocking tactics as they prepare to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions.“They like to shoot the puck from anywhere,” Dalrymple said. “So of course blocking shots is going to be just as big of a focus.”After splitting a series against Penn State (16-10-4, 8-5-1-0) earlier this season, the Buckeyes (9-17-2, 4-10-0) are looking to keep the Nittany Lions’ offense on the outside.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Penn State at the Schottenstein Center on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m. read more

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September 28, 2019

Ohio State seeks to avenge loss to Nittany Lions

Thad Matta stands on the sidelines during a game against Minnesota. OSU won, 64-46.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorAn early season menace is set to rear its head again for the Ohio State Buckeyes.Just less than a month ago, Penn State — led by redshirt-junior guard D.J. Newbill and his 25 points — came to Columbus and ripped OSU’s heart out, defeating the Buckeyes, 71-70, in overtime.In the 10 seasons that coach Thad Matta has been at the helm of the men’s basketball program, it was the first time the Buckeyes lost to the Nittany Lions, and it came six days after they beat Illinois to snap a four-game skid.“Top 25 teams at home don’t lose these games,” senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. said after the loss Jan. 29. “And we lost.”Since the rock-bottom feeling of losing their fifth game out of seven during January, the Buckeyes have been on a tear this month, notching six wins and only losing once.“I think we’re a different team. We learned from that loss, we know that we didn’t come out with the intensity and the toughness we needed to win,” junior forward Sam Thompson said Wednesday. “We allowed them to push us around a little bit on our home floor. We allowed them to go into a rhythm on both ends of the floor and really dictate the way that game was played.”Following the loss to the Nittany Lions, Thompson was inserted into the starting lineup, a move that has proved to be beneficial, as he has averaged 8.1 points per game to up his season average to 7.5.It appears as if the Buckeyes are playing with an added motivation lately as well, as they continue to make a push for one of the top four seeds in the Big Ten Tournament and the first-round bye that comes with it. A strong finish to the season will aid OSU’s case for a high seed in the NCAA Tournament as well.“The rest of the season is definitely desperation for us, especially wanting to get a high seed in the NCAA Tournament. With the way the Big Ten’s going, a lot of teams have been losing — that’s a great thing for us so we can move up,” junior forward LaQuinton Ross said Wednesday. “I think the rest of the season, everybody in the locker room knows what’s at stake.”That starts Thursday in State College, Pa., as No. 22 OSU looks to stay hot as it is set to take on Penn State (13-14, 4-10, tied for last in the Big Ten) at 7 p.m.“It’s amazing when you go back and look at where we were at (against Penn State) and kind of the level that we’ve been playing at. We put ourselves in a really good position, but just could not make the plays,” Matta said Tuesday. “I think we’re showing signs of getting a lot better.”Newbill carried the Nittany Lions down the stretch in round one against the Buckeyes (22-6, 9-6, fourth in the Big Ten), scoring their last six points in regulation and then four in overtime. Matta said in order to prevent that from happening this time around, it has to be a team effort.“He can get you in so many different ways. So I think from the standpoint, it does take everyone on the floor doing their part,” Matta said. “If one guy rotates, then we gotta help the helper. It’s definitely a team effort to guard a guy like that.”Thompson said although he made some big plays last month in Columbus, Newbill’s late game heroics were also a product of mental errors by OSU.“Not taking anything away from him, he hit some big shots, but the shot at the end of regulation, that’s a messed up switch on our part on a guard-to-guard dribble hand off,” Thompson said. “We usually switch those, we didn’t switch that and Newbill got a wide-open look.”Matta said those mental errors have since been corrected.“I think that there’s more accountability, in terms of the respect they have to have to do the job,” Matta said. “In that game … there was a lot of things that happened that maybe we could have controlled better that we didn’t do, so yeah, you look back at those and say, ‘This can’t happen again.’”OSU used a giant second half Saturday to take down Minnesota, 64-46, and Thompson helped the team to get trending in the right direction.“I like where we are as a team right now. I think that we’re peaking at the right time. Offensively we have a certain swagger about us, defensively we’re really turning it up, so we’re playing some of the best defensive basketball that we’ve played,” Thompson said. “Individually, you have guys getting into rhythms, really contributing for this team. So I like where we are right now. Like we’ve always said, we have a veteran basketball team, so everyone has been here before and we’re looking to make a run.” read more

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September 25, 2019

Fewer pupils than ever taking English Alevel as careersavvy students favour employable

“There seems to be a shift towards subjects which have more… The number of 18-year-olds taking English has plummeted to 72,015, the lowest number since 2001 when the Joint Council for Qualifications’ records began. Barnaby Lenon, chair of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), said that the decline in English has been a “noticeable trend” in recent years, across both private and state schools. Fewer pupils than ever are taking English A-level as experts claim that career-savvy students now favour more “employable” subjects.  English remains one of the most popular A-levels, but last year its entries fell by 8.4 per cent, which is the biggest year-on-year decline the subject has seen in 17 years.

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September 24, 2019

Inmarsat and Microsoft to deliver cloud services for mining via satellite

first_imgA new collaboration agreement between Inmarsat and Microsoft will enable Inmarsat’s customers to transfer data collected through their Industrial Internet of Things solutions to the Microsoft Azure IoT platform.Under the agreement, Microsoft Azure customers will also be able to access Inmarsat’s global satellite communications network, enabling them to connect their IoT infrastructure to cloud-based applications via the world’s most reliable mobile connectivity network.The collaboration will initially focus on the delivery of Industrial IoT-based solutions to the agriculture, mining, transportation and logistics sectors, supporting digitalisation and visibility across the global supply chain. Customers will gain access to a variety of tools that will help connect anything to anything, bringing together assets in the physical world with applications in the digital world, no matter how remote the location.Tara MacLachlan, Inmarsat’s Vice President of Industrial IoT Strategy, said: “This collaboration with Microsoft Azure is central to our Industrial IoT strategy and will enable our customers to access the data generated and processed by our intelligent edge IoT solutions, regardless of where their infrastructure is located.“Analysing this data and using it to optimise operations is where the fundamental value of IoT resides, and the applications that Microsoft can deliver through Azure and IoT cloud solutions will be critical to delivering this value to our customers.”Paul Gudonis, President of Inmarsat Enterprise, added: “Our relationship with Microsoft Azure will provide customers with the reliable global connectivity and cloud services they need to take advantage of the Internet of Things wherever they are. Industrial IoT solutions have the potential to bring transparency and intelligence to the global supply chain and by partnering with Microsoft we are making it easier and faster than ever for businesses from all sectors to exploit the technology and achieve competitive advantage.”Sam George, Director of Azure IoT, said: “Microsoft Azure is being built as the world’s computer; extending the reach of our cloud through IoT and intelligent edge services. Our goal is to enable customers to take advantage of connected IoT solutions no matter where they are in their journey. With Inmarsat, customers across industries, from agriculture to mining and logistics sectors, will benefit from the power of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge with global satellite connectivity in the most remote parts of the globe.”“Inmarsat is a leading provider of mobile satellite connectivity for Industrial IoT deployments across the global supply chain. It has a proven and unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable commercial mobile satellite networks, sustaining business critical applications for 40 years. Its award-winning services are enabling end-to-end transparency across the production, extraction, manufacture and multi-modal transportation of goods.”“Inmarsat owns and operates the world’s most reliable L-band satellite network offering 99.9% availability suitable for critical IoT applications, rugged and energy efficient terminals, and low latency data transmission. It is the ideal connectivity solution for enabling monitoring and automation applications in remote and hostile environments.”last_img read more

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September 21, 2019

Woman attacked by dog in public park loses €60k damages claim against

first_img Image: Google Street View Share19 Tweet Email1 File photo Image: Google Street View Feb 23rd 2017, 6:30 AM Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3252757 File photo A 52-YEAR-OLD woman who was attacked and injured by a loose dog in a public park has lost a €60,000 damages claim for personal injuries against South Dublin County Council.Circuit Civil Court President Mr Justice Raymond Groarke told Joanne Stewart that it would be excessive and unreasonable to impose an obligation on the local authority to ensure no dog, other than those on a lead, ever got into the park.It was not the intention and effect of the Control of Dogs Act that the council was under an obligation to police the park 24 hours a day to ensure that no stray dogs entered or that no dog was allowed off a lead, the judge said.Stewart, of St John’s Wood, Clondalkin, Dublin,  claimed that in September 2012 she was walking her dog on a lead in Corkagh Park, Dublin, when she felt a “massive tug on the back of her left knee and right arm.”She said she had been knocked down and hurt herself on the sharp edge of a path margin.  She had got up to be faced with a tan boxer dog with a white chest looking at her.Stewart told the court that she felt a severe pain in her right arm and could not move it.  A man had asked her if the dog had attacked her and had offered to walk her home.She had later attended a hospital where X-rays revealed a fracture in her right elbow.  She had undergone surgery and had suffered pain in her arm for several months following the incident.Stewart told barrister John Doherty, who appeared with Good and Murray Smith Solicitors for the local authority, that her wound had left a visible scar and she still had difficulty when trying to extend her arm.She claimed that according to the Control of Dogs Act 1986, South Dublin County Council was, in the circumstances, the owner of the dog and had permitted it to run loose in the park.Mr Doherty told the court that South Dublin County Council, which denied negligence in a full defence, could not be considered as the dog owner who was a person unknown and who obviously had been in breach of the Council’s by-laws.He said there was dog run in the park which permitted dog owners to take the animals off their lead but the area was secure and away from the place of the incident.  The local authority had also denied that there had been a defect on the footpath.Judge Groarke said the 300-acre park was open to the public 24/7 and there had been no prohibition on people taking their dogs into the park but on condition that the council’s bye-laws were respected.He was satisfied the council, in law, was not the dog owner as there was no evidence it permitted the animal to remain in the park at any time.Read: Thief who broke into isolated home of All-Ireland winning captain jailed for nine monthsRead: Convicted: Woman killed former partner and left body in back gardencenter_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Saurya Cherfi Woman attacked by dog in public park loses €60k damages claim against council Joanne Stewart was attacked by a boxer dog in Corkagh Park in Dublin. Thursday 23 Feb 2017, 6:30 AM 30,197 Views No Comments last_img read more

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September 20, 2019

Séisme en Haïti 100000 personnes pourraient avoir trouvé la mort

first_imgSéisme en Haïti : 100.000 personnes pourraient avoir trouvé la mortHaïti – Si aucun bilan précis ne peut être établi suite au séisme de magnitude 7 qui a touché Haïti mardi, le nombre de morts pourrait, d’après le Premier ministre haïtien Jean-Max Bellerive, s’élever à plus de 100.000.Alors que la communauté internationale se mobilise aux côtés du peuple haïtien pour tenter de retrouver et sauver les survivants du tremblement de terre qui a touché le pays et tout particulièrement sa capitale Port-au-Prince, le gouvernement se montre très pessimiste quant au nombre de victimes.Mercredi soir, sur la chaîne CNN, le Premier ministre a déclaré craindre que le bilan du séisme soit “bien au-dessus de 100.000 morts”. Le président haïtien René Préval évoque de son côté un possible bilan de 30 à 50.000 morts. Ressentie jusqu’à Cuba, la violence de la secousse s’est concentrée sur la région de Port-au-Prince où vivent quelque 4 millions d’habitants. De très nombreux bâtiments tels que le Parlement, des hôpitaux, des écoles et la quasi-totalité des immeubles de plus d’un étage se sont écroulés, laissant présager que ce sont par dizaines de milliers que seront comptés les cadavres.Didier Le-Bret, ambassadeur français à Haïti, évoque une situation “épouvantable” alors que “le peu de moyens dont disposaitPort-au-Princeà travers son service de pompiers a été enseveli dès la première secousse”. Et de raconter que les survivants hagards, “avec leur seule bonne volonté, cherchent à retrouver les cadavres sous les décombres”.Si les secours envoyés par la communauté internationale et les ONG commencent à arriver à Haïti, la tour de contrôle de l’aéroport s’est effondrée et les pistes ne sont plus alimentées en électricité, empêchant tout atterrissage de nuit et engendrant une saturation de l’aéroport en journée. “Trois avions français apportant du matériel et du personnel médical sont arrivés mercredi soir en Haïti” a indiqué Bernard Kouchner avant d’annoncer que 91 Français blessés, dont sept grièvement, ont pu être évacués vers des hôpitaux de Martinique et de Guadeloupe.Le 14 janvier 2010 à 15:51 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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September 19, 2019

Update on Rhyno being fired on RAW last night Comments after the

first_img WWE has uploaded a video (above) featuring comments from Rhyno after he was “fired” following last night’s RAW from Houston.Rhyno lost a “loser is fired” match last night against Heath Slater.Excerpt courtesy of Mike Tedesco’s live RAW recap:Rhyno punches Slater down and bounces him in the corner. Rhyno hits a short-arm clothesline and puts him in the corner again. Rhyno whips him to the opposite corner and hits a running shoulder. Rhyno again whips him to the corner and goes for a shoulder, but Slater moves. Slater hits a neckbreaker and pins him for the win.Rhyno looks stunned, and Slater looks very sad. Slater leaves the ring while Rhyno looks on with his head down.Not long after the match, Acting RAW General Manager Baron Corbin informed Slater that he would no longer be a wrestler on RAW and instead a referee, per the storyline.PWInsider reports that Rhyno is scheduled to be part of WWE’s upcoming South American tour that begins on Wednesday in Santiago, Chile. So, as of now, this appears only to be a storyline and not a retirement for Rhyno as assumed by many. WhatsApp Twitter Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ Facebookcenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Pinterest WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

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September 15, 2019

Will Smith spotted shooting scene for new movie at Jose Marti Park

first_img#Traffic Notice: On Sunday, April 14 btwn 2 PM & 4 PM the MacArthur Cswy WB lanes will be closed with intermittent closures on the EB lanes, due to filming for a major motion picture. Please utilize the Venetian or the Julia Tuttle during this time: https://t.co/YrNhs3vMq4 pic.twitter.com/Wja2oXo0hD— City of Miami Beach (@MiamiBeachNews) April 1, 2019The film is set for release in January 2020. MIAMI (WSVN) – Actor Will Smith was spotted shooting a scene for the third installment of his cop-buddy movie “Bad Boys for Life” at Jose Marti Park.Filming in Miami for the movie will take place all month.Parts of Ocean Drive will be closed next Wednesday through Friday, and parts of the MacArthur Causeway will be shut down on April 14. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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August 31, 2019

Women gain weight in high demand jobs

first_imgWomen who face heavy psychological pressures at work are more likely to gain weight, a study claims. The study, published in the journal International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, included data from over 3,872 participants in Sweden. “We were able to see that high job demands played a part in women’s weight gain, while for men there was no association between high demands and weight gain,” said Sofia Klingberg, researcher at University of Gothenburg.The participants in the study were investigated on three occasions over a 20-year period with respect to such variables as body weight and demands and control at work. They were followed either from age 30 to 50 or from 40 to 60. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTo estimate the level of job demands, the respondents were asked about their work pace, psychological pressures, whether there was enough time for their duties and how often the demands made were contradictory. The questions about control at work covered such matters as how often they learned something new; whether the job called for imagination or advanced skills; and whether the respondent was personally able to choose what to do and how to do it. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe results show that the respondents with a low degree of control in their work more frequently gained considerable weight, defined as a weight gain of 10 per cent or more, in the course of the study. This applied to women and men alike. On the other hand, long-term exposure to high job demands played a part only for women. In just over half of the women who had been subjected to high demands, a major increase in weight took place over the 20 years. This gain in weight was some 20 per cent higher than in women subject to low job demands.”When it came to the level of demands at work, only the women were affected,” Klingberg said. “We haven’t investigated the underlying causes, but it may conceivably be about a combination of job demands and the greater responsibility for the home that women assume. This may make it difficult to find time to live a healthy life,” Klingberg said. Having had or not had an academic education does not explain the associations in the study. Neither do quality of diet or other lifestyle factors. However, information about dietary intake comes from respondents themselves, with a certain risk of incorrect reporting. At the same time, given the problems associated with work-related stress, the study is relevant in terms of public health. The researchers think identification of groups who are susceptible to stress and efforts to reduce work-related stress would likely achieve a decrease not only in weight gain but also in the incidence of ill health PTIlast_img read more

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August 30, 2019

Samsung Expects Record Shipments of Galaxy S6 Smartphones

first_imgApril 9, 2015 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expects record shipments for its new Galaxy S6 smartphones and said it will struggle to meet demand for the curved-edged version due to production constraints, adding to hopes for a turnaround in mobile sales.The S6 models are widely expected to sell briskly following a string of positive reviews, boosting prospects for an earnings recovery in 2015. This week, the company estimated its January-March operating profit to be its highest in three quarters, which analysts said was partly because Samsung put its own chips in the new phones.Samsung expects the flat screen S6 to sell more than the higher-margin S6 edge – priced about $120 more in South Korea – but mobile chief J.K. Shin said at a media event on Thursday the firm won’t be able to keep up with demand for the latter model in the near term because the curved screens are harder to manufacture.”Some carriers are switching existing orders to get more of the S6 edge, and it looks like demand for the model will exceed supply throughout this year,” said HMC Investment analyst Greg Roh. “That means average selling price will fall at a slower rate, which will have a positive impact on Samsung overall.”Samsung has not disclosed its shipment record for the handset. Analysts regard the Galaxy S3 as its best-selling model overall, though they estimate the Galaxy S4 to have done better in its initial year, when a model is most profitable.Nomura estimated that Samsung sold 80 million S3s in three years from its 2012 launch, and 43 million S4s from the model’s April 2013 launch to the end of that year. Some analysts say Samsung could ship 50 million or more S6 phones this year.Samsung’s Shin also said the South Korean electronics maker is preparing a variety of wearable devices, including a new version of its Gear smartwatch, but did not give specifics. Arch-rival Apple Inc is due to roll out its much-anticipated smartwatch on April 24.Qualcomm Still a PartnerShin acknowledged that Samsung opted for its own mobile processor and modem chip in the Galaxy S6 instead of equivalents from U.S.-based Qualcomm Inc.Samsung previously relied heavily on Qualcomm chips for its flagship phones, but recent reports based on dismantling Samsung’s handsets showed the firm replaced many Qualcomm chips with its own. Shin said the companies remain close partners.”We have to use the best engines to make our products competitive, which is why we opted to use our own chips,” Shin said. “But we may very well end up using products from Qualcomm again in the next Galaxy phone.”The new Galaxy devices go on sale in 20 countries on Friday.(Additional reporting by Sohee Kim; Editing by Tony Munroe, Edwina Gibbs and Christopher Cushing) Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 3 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

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August 19, 2019

Fisheries Institute shakeup continues

first_imgFrom the print editionBy David Boddiger and Steve Ercolani  |  Tico Times StaffEfforts by the administration of President Laura Chinchilla to clean house at the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (Incopesca) continued this week, as officials pondered the fate of Incopesca President Luis Dobles. Dobles has not been fired, but sources with knowledge of discussions taking place within the administration told The Tico Times Dobles could be ousted in coming weeks. Last Friday, Communications Minister Francisco Chacón denied the rumors. At Tuesday’s weekly Cabinet meeting, Environment Minister René Castro said, “The government will be meeting in the next few days to discuss the future of Incopesca, including President Luis Dobles. But it’s not the Environment Ministry’s decision, it’s the Agriculture Ministry’s.”Last week, Chinchilla’s Cabinet fired Incopesca Vice President Álvaro Moreno, citing multiple ethics violations concerning his ties to the commercial shrimping industry, based in the central Pacific city of Puntarenas.Since 2010, Moreno served as the agency’s vice president, a four-year post. He also was appointed vice president of Incopesca’s board of directors.  No related posts. Coast Guard officials and Isla del Coco park rangers on Aug. 11 nab Los Pericos captain Daniel Obando for illegally shark finning and fishing in the national marine reserve. Courtesy of Public Security Ministrycenter_img Dobles and Moreno are two controversial figures who, until Moreno’s firing, led an agency charged with regulating Costa Rica’s commercial fishing industry and promoting conservation policies to protect marine wildlife.The Puntarenas Prosecutor’s Office this week confirmed it is actively investigating Dobles and others in relation to a series of incidents in late 2011, when four fishing vessels landed shark fins at a public dock in Puntarenas (TT, Oct. 14, 2011). The fins were attached only to the sharks’ spines, with flesh and bones shaved away. According to Puntarenas Assistant Prosecutor Tatiana Chaves, the landing of fins attached only to shark spines is a violation of Costa Rica’s Fishing Law and Agriculture and Livestock Ministry Decree 34,928, which prohibits shark finning, a practice that involves slicing lucrative shark fins from the body and dumping less-valuable meat and carcasses overboard. Shark finning is a multimillion-dollar industry that fuels demand for shark fin soup, a delicacy in many Asian countries, most notably China and Taiwan. Conservationists say that most longlining fishing vessels operating in Costa Rican waters and throughout Central America participate in the gruesome practice. The Puntarenas Prosecutor’s Office is investigating Dobles for allegedly authorizing in 2011 the ship Wang Jia Men 89 to unload 36 shark carcasses with fins attached. The office is also investigating Katy Tseng Chang, legal representative of three boats flying Belizean flags and charged with the same infraction.“They were trying to circumvent the law by unloading fins only attached to the skeleton,” Chaves said in an email. “It is a tactic by fishermen to save space on board and transport more shark fins, leading to overfishing and waste of marine resources; in addition, the bleeding out of sharks without proper sanitary measures can generate toxins that could affect people’s health.”The fourth case under investigation by Puntarenas prosecutors was filed Aug. 11 against the Costa Rican ship Los Pericos and its captain, Daniel Obando, whose crew was caught illegally fishing at Isla del Coco National Marine Park with 27 shark fins on board. According to Chaves, Obando was briefly detained and must check in with authorities monthly, pending a court hearing. The vessel was temporarily seized.Two similar cases brought by prosecutor’s offices in Aguirre and Parrita, also on the Pacific coast, await preliminary hearings.Except for a handful of park rangers who live there, Isla del Coco is an uninhabited national marine park 365 miles west of Puntarenas. It belongs to an important marine biological corridor extending to Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. It is also a marine sanctuary for several species of sharks, including the hammerhead, which Costa Rica is actively working to place on the list of endangered species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES.Randall Arauz, president of the Marine Turtle Restoration Project, which has filed several injunctions against Incopesca in the past decade, and who recently returned from a research trip to Isla del Coco, said shark populations are dwindling around the island.In the past, hundreds of hammerheads could be spotted, Arauz said, but during his recent trip, he saw only about 100. “They’re not coming back,” he said.Yet, for every successful detention at the park, dozens of other boats avoid being caught, he said. “They’re sitting at the 12-mile line, and at night, they come in the park to fish and then leave before anyone can get there,” Arauz said.Coast Guard officials said they are doing their best to crack down on illegal fishing, but they are limited by few resources and loopholes that only allow officials to prosecute boat crews caught red-handed. With a limited number of boats and crew, Coast Guard officials also must divide their time between policing for illegal drug trafficking and cracking down on poachers.In many cases, park rangers can detect boats, but the Coast Guard can’t get there in time to obtain evidence needed for prosecution, officials said.“The Coast Guard simply does not have the capacity to pursue so many boats,” Public Security Vice Minister Celso Gamboa told The Tico Times.When the ship Los Pericos was caught illegally fishing at Isla del Coco, 14 other boats reportedly were spotted in the area. “There was no way of knowing if the other boats were shark finning,” Coast Guard Director Martín Arias said. “Many boats seek water and supplies at Cocos Island.”Still, Arias said officials are committed to policing shark finners in Costa Rican waters, particularly given the country’s recent bad press over its extradition request for marine conservationist Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, over a 2012 clash with a Costa Rican vessel accused of shark finning in Guatemalan waters.Arias pointed out that in the past year, 12 cases of shark finning have been sent to the courts. But processing the cases could take up to two years, he said.The country’s prosecutors also are increasingly attuned to pursuing cases of illegal fishing and shark finning, despite shortcomings in the country’s Fishing Law, Chaves said.“The Puntarenas Prosecutor’s Office has actively investigated and prosecuted crimes related to shark finning, investing a significant amount of time and resources,” Chaves said. “We recognize the enormous scourge that this reprehensible practice represents, which not only places the country’s food security at risk, but also is incredibly environmentally damaging.” The country’s Chief Public Prosecutor also has briefed regional offices on how to use the Fishing Law to investigate and prosecute shark-finning crimes.Nevertheless, both Chaves and the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in San José acknowledge that a reform to the Fishing Law is needed to close loopholes, provide stiffer penalties for violators and arm prosecutors with better tools to try cases. A shrimper for lifeLast week’s firing of former Incopesca Vice President Álvaro Moreno is a signal that the Chinchilla administration is aware of ongoing conflicts of interest at the agency, a charge that marine conservationists have been pointing out for more than a decade. Moreno comes from a family of Spanish immigrants, who arrived in Costa Rica in the 1950s and helped established the country’s shrimping industry. The problem, legal experts say, is that according to Incopesca’s charter, the majority of its nine-member board of directors is composed of fishing industry insiders, including representatives from fishing organizations in each of the three coastal provinces (Puntarenas, Guanacaste and Limón), a representative of the commercial fishing export sector and a representative of the National Commission on Aquaculture and Fish. Moreno was nominated as the board’s vice president by fellow board members, the majority of whom represent fishing-industry interests.Still, according to the agency’s charter, board members are tasked with “promoting, based on scientific and technical criteria, the conservation and sustainable use of aquaculture and marine biological resources.”After he was sacked, Moreno told the daily La Nación, “If I get fired for defending fishermen, I accept that. Let them fire me. I will continue defending fishermen from whatever trench I’m in.”Taking (delayed) actionIn July, Chinchilla unveiled a plan to improve sustainable management of the country’s marine resources, signing several decrees that created a new Cabinet-level National Marine Commission and a Waters and Oceans Vice Ministry, along with other measures. The president’s “blue agenda” was based on a marine advisory committee report that also recommended an overhaul of Incopesca’s board.“We recommend a revision of Incopesca’s Charter Law in order to change its institutional structure. This includes significant modifications of its board of directors to ensure the public interest is protected during decision making,” the committee report stated.Meanwhile, the executive branch’s Public Ethics Office was compiling a report of alleged ethics violations committed by Moreno while he served as Incopesca’s vice president. The report was based on a complaint filed in November 2011 alleging that he provided legal representation to commercial fishermen and owners of semi-industrial fishing vessels while serving at the government agency charged with enforcing regulations on his own clients.The report, which was submitted to Chinchilla’s Cabinet in January, cited numerous ethics infractions, including infringement of Costa Rica’s anti-corruption law, abandonment of duties, irregular acceptance of a temporary government salary and violation of rules prohibiting Moreno from practicing law at his private firm while serving on Incopesca’s board.A later case involved a May lawsuit filed by environmental groups before the Constitutional Branch of the Supreme Court. The lawsuit sought an injunction against Incopesca for issuing licenses to Costa Rican shrimp boats that employ the environmentally destructive technique of bottom trawling. In June, Moreno issued a court filing challenging the lawsuit on behalf of Incopesca and several shrimp boat owners and fishing companies. The filing was printed on stationary from Moreno’s private law practice in Puntarenas. “It shouldn’t be possible that in this lawsuit, the same person [Moreno] is judge and party [to the suit]; he used his own stationary to defend against the charges,” said Citizen Action Party lawmaker María Eugenia Venegas, who along with environmental groups pressured Chinchilla’s Cabinet to sack Moreno.He also provided legal representation for six crew members of a shrimp trawler caught in 2009 fishing without using Turtle Excluder Devices, a violation of Costa Rica’s fishing law, the daily La Nación reported in January. The ethics office also reviewed that case and found Moreno in violation of ethics and corruption laws.Confronted with the information from the ethics office, Dobles did not launch administrative proceedings against Moreno, telling La Nación, “Legally, it’s not our job to do that.”In April, Moreno testified before Cabinet members in response to the ethics office report, bringing Dobles as a witness.On May 4, the Cabinet extended by two months its period of review of the case, promising a ruling on July 7. Nearly two months later, following intense lobbying by conservation groups and two lawmakers, the administration moved to fire Moreno.“They delayed and delayed and delayed,” Venegas said.Still, environmental groups applauded the decision. “We are satisfied with the Cabinet’s decision [to fire Moreno], as marine resources belong to all Costa Ricans and they shouldn’t be administered by someone with private interests,” Jorge Jiménez, general director of marine conservation group MarViva, said in a statement. “This is a good first step, which highlights the need for operational, functional and structural reform at Incopesca to prevent cases like Mr. Moreno’s from recurring.” Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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August 17, 2019

New ibis Styles hotel in Singapore provides 100 local jobs

first_imgThe opening of the new ibis Styles Macpherson hotel later this year has created an opportunity for close to 100 jobs in hospitality in Singapore, with the owners keen to support the local community.“We are privileged to build a hotel in Singapore,” said Patrick Kho, Group Managing Director of Lian Huat Group, who have business interests in Singapore, Australia and China including a shophouse hotel in Temple St and serviced apartments in the city of Tianjin, China. “It has always been our vision and passion to expand in Singapore with an international hotel brand and we are very proud to have this opportunity in our home country.”Lian Huat Group partnered with Nobel Design Holdings and 2E Capital to create this latest hotel, which will be the first ibis Styles hotel in Singapore and the only internationally-branded hotel in the MacPherson area. Ibis Styles is a new fun and funky brand under the global AccorHotels group, and will provide employees with access to a worldwide hotel group and world-class training.“The newest development in MacPherson will provide many job opportunities for local people and Singaporeans who want to grow their career in hospitality with an international hotel brand,” said Patrick Kho. “We have hired a General Manager who has great passion for staff training, and together with the many Accor programs for career advancement, anyone joining the team will have a world of opportunities.”General Manager, Shamila Rolfe, with previous experience in opening hotels in Singapore, has come a long way since her beginnings in house keeping to the role of Hotel General Manager, so she is very focused on developing her people and understands how important training is to help people develop in their careers.“I take great pride in seeing my team grow from strength to strength,” said Shamila. “We will provide flexible employment opportunities for all Singaporeans, whether full-time or part-time and all age groups are welcome to apply.”The 298-room hotel, set to open in the last quarter of this year, will be built around a resort-style pool adjacent to the MacPherson Shopping Mall. The hotel’s opening will add a lifestyle experience to the residents and businesses located in the MacPherson area, providing affordable accommodation for visiting colleagues and friends and the perfect place to chill-out or enjoy a meal or drink. ibis Styles HotelsSource = Accor Asia Pacificlast_img read more

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Tahiti on sale

first_imgTahiti on saleESCAPE TO PARADISE for seven nights from only $2,499 per person. Tahiti Travel Connection has just unveiled some extra special holiday packages to French Polynesia. The best thing about it? You could be saving up to $3,500 per couple and relaxing in a sublime setting in no time!SPECIAL OFFERS include airfares, transfers, accommodation, tax and pre/post-accommodation in Tahiti.❖ Five Star Luxury at St Regis – Bora Bora Package – 7 Nights from $5,999pp. Your chance to experience blissful paradise and world-acclaimed service. Package includes a complimentary lunch for 2, a cocktail for 2 and resort credit.❖ Private Island Escape – Bora Bora Package – 7 Nights from $3,899pp. As its name suggests, Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island is located on its very own island with breathtaking views of the lagoon. Enjoy a number of added-values, including a honeymoon gift if this is the occasion.❖ Le Meridien Bora Bora – Overwater Experience – 7 Nights from $4,899pp. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the overwater bungalow by staying in your own at the luxurious Le Meridien Bora Bora resort. Includes a free lagoon tour in a traditional pirogue boat.❖ Ultimate Beauty – Taha’a Package – 7 Nights from $4,299pp. Also known as Vanilla Island, Le Taha’a produces almost 80% of French Polynesia’s vanilla. Stay at one of Relais & Châteaux member hotels, Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa at a special discounted rate and receive some fabulous bonuses.❖ InterContinental Thalasso Spa Escape – Bora Bora Package – 7 Nights from $5,699pp. This InterContinental resort is located in an idyllic setting facing Mount Otemanu at the centre of Bora Bora island. We love the eco-friendly deep seawater spa and air conditioning.❖ InterContinental Island Getaway – Moorea Package – 7 Nights from $2,999pp. The ideal package to experience Moorea island, dubbed French Polynesia’s Activities Island. Enjoy a number of exciting added-values like an island tour, a snorkelling experience and more.❖ Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort – Moorea Package – 7 Nights from $2,699pp. A great alternative to the option above. Sofitel Moorea Ira Ora Beach Resort blends modern facilities with traditional Polynesian architecture. Includes a free island tour and much more!❖ Manava Beach Resort & Spa – Moorea Package – 7 Nights from $2,499pp. A superb deal staying at Manava Beach Resort & Spa, an intimate traditional Polynesian resort in Moorea. Take advantage of this special room rate and a free island tour.❖ Unforgettable Pearl Beach Honeymoon – Bora Bora Package – 7 Nights from $3,799pp. Experience Bora Bora staying at this great 4* resort facing the iconic Mount Otemanu.❖ The Authentic Island – Maitai Lapita Village Huahine Package – 7 Nights from $2,899pp. A short 40-minute flight from Tahiti, Huahine is often referred to as the Garden of Eden due to her lush vegetation and untouched, secluded beaches. Enjoy the authentic side of French Polynesia with this unique package.For full details and bookings contact Tahiti Travel Connection on 1300 858 305, email info@tahititravel.com.au or visit www.tahititravel.com.au.Note to Editors: Tahiti Travel Connection is Australia’s leading travel specialist to the Islands of Tahiti and preferred partner of Tahiti Tourisme. We have a dedicated team of experienced consultants who regularly travel to Tahiti and give you a personalised service. Our packages are all-inclusive of international airfares, transfers, accommodation, and tour options. For more information, please visit www.tahititravel.com.auSource = Tahiti Travel Connectionlast_img read more

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January 12, 2019

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