Water Strategy Boosts Quality Safety

first_imgNova Scotians can have more confidence than ever in the quality of their drinking water, Environment and Labour Minister Kerry Morash said today, Oct. 18. Mr. Morash said the completion of the province’s three-year drinking water strategy this fall has taken water safety to a new level. “Over the years, our control over the quality of public drinking water has been improving as we learn more and more about potential contaminants and how to address them,” he told the awards breakfast of the Atlantic Canada Water Works Association. “In the past three years in particular, we’ve made tremendous strides.” Mr. Morash highlighted three key accomplishments of the strategy: — All municipal water utilities in the province now have consistent approvals that require them to meet clear provincewide standards for water treatment and operator certification; — About 1,800 small public drinking water supplies are now registered with the Department of Environment and Labour, and are required to monitor their water quality and report problems to the department; — Education documents have been prepared to help private well owners understand their role in protecting and testing their water. Forty per cent of Nova Scotians rely on private wells. The operators of drinking water facilities, whether big or small, have a tremendous responsibility, Mr. Morash said. “Providing a constant supply of clean drinking water is as much a public health priority as preventing the spread of a communicable disease,” he said. The final report on the Nova Scotia Drinking Water Strategy, and the original strategy document, are available at www.gov.ns.ca/enla/water/drinkingwater.asp .last_img read more

BTIG To Host Its 12th Commissions For Charity Day

first_imgBTIG LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, will host its 12th Commissions for Charity Day on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.The annual BTIG Commissions for Charity Day is a celebrity-filled event. During the day celebrity participants join BTIG traders in an effort to raise money for a variety of charities.BTIG pioneered its first Commissions for Charity Day in 2003 raising funds for three charities. Over the past eleven years, BTIG’s Commissions for Charity Day has grown into an international event, with BTIG US, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia offices participating. More than $28 million in commission profits have been donated to hundreds of charitable organizations around the world since the inception of the event.Last year, BTIG donated over $4 million to more than 170 nonprofit organizations. While the charities supported are nominated by BTIG clients, the firm encourages clients to select child-focused charities. This year’s nominees include, among many others: • Project Sunshine • St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children • The First Tee of San Francisco • The Jackie Robinson Foundation • Year UpCelebrities that have participated in past Commissions for Charity Day events include: Michael J. Fox, Michael Strahan, Matt Dillon, Joe Girardi, Mariano Rivera, Mark Teixeira, Tom Coughlin, Rex Ryan and Eli Manning in New York City; Ronnie Lott, Joe Morgan, Marshawn Lynch and Vida Blue in San Francisco; Marcus Allen and Tony Gonzalez in Los Angeles; and Mike Gatting OBE, Chris Tarrant OBE, Brian Conley, Aled Jones MBE and Sinitta in London.“BTIG’s Commissions for Charity Day provides our clients and employees with a unique opportunity to work in collaboration with celebrity guests to affect meaningful change,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “The dedicated work of the charities that BTIG’s Commissions for Charity Day supports and of all those involved in Charity Day, re-inspires us with renewed enthusiasm for the event every year.”Source:BusinessWire.comlast_img read more

Business owners need to teach staffers about password safety

first_imgNEW YORK — It may seem obvious: Companies’ computers, mobile devices and accounts need secure passwords. But many small business owners don’t take the time to educate staffers about these very basic forms of cybersecurity. And staffers may not know that their passwords could be easily guessed by hackers and cyberthieves.Whenever there’s news of a data breach at a big company, or people hear of a friend’s email being hacked, many computer users realize they need to change their passwords. It’s a good start, but not enough. A study by researchers at Virginia Tech’s Department of Computer Science found that it’s fairly easy to guess how people modify their passwords after a breach. The researchers used a computer program that was able about half the time to figure out what a new password was based on an existing one. A cyberthief could also use such a program. So, owners who want to increase their cybersecurity need to not only ask employees to change their passwords, but to also come up with entirely new ones — changing a password like “aardvark123” to “aardvark124” isn’t secure.But new passwords can also be problematic. Companies that make password protection software periodically release lists of the most common passwords and they include “123456” and “qwerty,” the letters in the top left-hand corner of a keyboard. “Password” is also popular as are “Iloveyou” and “starwars.” But even when computer users try to personalize their passwords, using their first names or favourite teams (the most often-used passwords in Britain included the names of soccer teams like Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea).An employee might think that a hacker will never know the name of a pet. But if cyberthieves do some searching on social media, they can find the name and figure out a password like “Fluffy123.”The IRS advises computer users to get creative and do a little free associating. For example, think of a series of items like those in your living room and create a password out of them. The IRS came up with BlueCouchFlowerBamboo. The Department of Homeland Security has a list of tips for creating passwords that can be given to employees — owners can download it from the agency’s website at https://bit.ly/2dhCdH7 .Cybersecurity experts advise against using the same password — or guessable variations of one password — for multiple accounts and devices. Employees may balk at having to remember different passwords, but keeping track of them can be simplified with password management software. It’s a bad idea for staffers to keep printed lists of their passwords in their desks.Owners who want to step up their security should consider multi-factor authentication, which requires a password and a security code sent by text or email. Many financial institutions now use multi-factor authentication for online customers. Small businesses can buy multi-factor authentication software and apps or sign up with vendors that provide the service._____For more small business news, insights and inspiration, sign up for our free weekly newsletter here: http://discover.ap.org/ssb_____Follow Joyce Rosenberg at www.twitter.com/JoyceMRosenberg . Her work can be found here: https://apnews.com/search/joyce%20rosenbergJoyce M. Rosenberg, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Prof Barry W K Joe prepares for his Final Lecture

Barry W. K. JoeAs the academic year nears its close, the Brock community must begin to contemplate what the University will be like without Prof. Barry W.K. Joe.Joe, who has been a pillar of the Brock community for 35 years, will retire at the end of June. He looks forward to filling his days with baking, reading – Bleak House by Dickens and Der Nachsommer by Stifter are on his list – and spending time at the New Brunswick cabin he shares with his husband Jeff.He will leave the Brock community with some parting remarks. Having established the Last Lecture as a Brock event in 2013, Joe now finds himself facing the ‘karma’ of having to speak at the very forum he envisioned for others.Following the same tradition that takes place at many American universities, Joe will speak about the lessons he has learned in his time at the University. There should be no shortage of insight from a man who has spent time as a sessional lecturer, a clerk in the Registrar’s Office and as a professor in two Faculties. In 2003, he established the Centre for Digital Humanities and was appointed its founding director.Joe’s talk will focus on the theme of ‘transformation.’ This is something that he has been particularly passionate about during his time at Brock. “I know first hand that he has been instrumental in transforming generations of students, really making a difference to how they think about the world,” said Jill Grose, Director of the Brock University Centre for Pedagogical Innovation.Joe has transformed more than students, however. “He has also dedicated much of his career to transforming the culture of teaching at Brock, so this event will be a celebration of his legacy as well as a wonderful opportunity to discuss teaching and learning as we wrap up the term,” Grose noted.As a 3M National Teaching Fellow, Joe follows in the footsteps of Lorne Adams and David DiBattista as the third ‘Final Lecture’ presenter.Spring Perspectives: The Last Lecture event is hosted by the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation, and will take place April 28, at 1:30 p.m. in the Pond Inlet. The event is free and open to the entire Brock community. Please register online. read more

Commentary Fighting Irish resemble 2002 Buckeyes

Ohio State and Notre Dame football fans don’t always get along, but when comparing the 2002 Buckeyes and the 2012 Fighting Irish, silver and gold might have more in common than they would like to admit. For starters, defense seems to have been a pillar for both squads’ success. The 2002 Buckeye defense allowed an average of 13 points per game during the run and they held five of their opponents to seven points or less. This years, Notre Dame has given up 10.3 points per game and held five of their opponents to seven points or less. The greatest challenge for OSU’s 2002 team was their final game against the Miami Hurricanes offense that averaged almost 42 points per game during the regular season. Likewise, Notre Dame will try to tackle an Alabama team that has put up 38.5 points per game this season in the BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 7. For the 2002 Buckeyes and 2012 Fighting Irish, their defenses were stout enough to will them through some tight contests. This year, Notre Dame has won five of their games by seven points or less including two games (Stanford on Oct. 13 and Pittsburgh on Nov. 3) which went into overtime. The latter contest, which was the closest to ending the Fighting Irish’s perfect season, ended, 29-26, in triple overtime. Seven of OSU’s 14 games during the 2002 season were decided by seven points or less. Perhaps the most memorable of those games was the 10-6 victory against Purdue when a former OSU quarterback Craig Krenzel completed a 37-yard game-winning touchdown pass to former wide receiver Michael Jenkins with less than two minutes left in the game. In his first full season as a starter, Krenzel did not put up outrageous video game-like numbers. Then a junior, he threw for 2,110 yards passing, 12 touchdowns, seven interceptions and a 59.4 completion percentage. Plenty of other quarterbacks around the country put up more impressive stats, but it likely did not matter to Buckeyes fans because of the season he put together. Redshirt freshman quarterback Everett Golson has shared time under center with junior Tommy Rees in his first season playing for Notre Dame, but he is without question the starting quarterback of his team now after strong performances down the stretch. Much like Krenzel, his stats will not wow any avid sports fan that looks at them a decade from now. In 11 games played, Golson has a 58.9 completion percentage and thrown for 2,135 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. He ranks 79th in the FBS among quarterbacks in passing yards but if he leads the Irish to a win on Jan. 7, Golson might live in the same lore as Krenzel. Coming into the 2002 National Championship Game the Buckeyes were an 11.5-point underdog against the dominant Hurricanes. OSU was taking on the defending national champions, which were riding a 34-game win streak and held a 54-8 record since the beginning of the 1998 season. A similar task awaits the Irish. As of Dec. 3, Notre Dame is listed as a nine-point underdog against the Crimson Tide, this season’s defending national champions, but also have a 60-7 record over the past five seasons. Like the Scarlet and Gray of 2002, the Fighting Irish might need to inspiring football to overcome such odds. But don’t be surprised if Golson and Notre Dame are raising up a crystal football at the conclusion of the national championship game. read more

Britains trout population on a knife edge as weeks of dry weather

first_imgArable farmers are particularly struggling, with crop producers describing the combination of the dry patch with cold weather the “worst of all possible worlds”.Jack Ward, Chief Executive of the British Growers Association, said: “It is getting concerning to have this amount of dry with this amount of cold. The warning came as the Environment Agency revealed four out of five rivers are at “abnormally low” levels for the time of year.Many, including in what is usually the wettest inhabited spot in England, Seathwaite in Cumbria, have been left “bone dry”.“Rivers are at extremely low levels at the moment and that has a big impact for brown trout – they’re not doing well,” said Kathy Hughes, a freshwater specialist at WWF. “Then a drought comes along and it just knocks them out.” A reservoir near Tring on the border Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire on Monday A reservoir near Tring on the border Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire on MondayCredit:SOUTH BEDS NEWS AGENCY “Things just don’t grow. The longer seeds sit there in the ground without growing, the greater the chance of something going wrong.He said that without prolonged rain, the success of crops such as fresh peas, which are grown on a large scale making them difficult to irrigate, would be under threat this summer.However, strawberries and other summer fruits, which tend to be grown under polythene tunnels with irrigation systems, are likely to benefit from the dry conditions, according to s spokesman for producers.Guy Smith, Vice President of the National Farmers Union said: “The situation is patchy with farmers, particularly in the South and East, reporting as low as 10% of their expected March and April rainfall.“While decent rains in May and June will put many crops back on track, some crops like spring barley have clearly already lost their full potential.” It has a big impact for brown trout – they’re not doing wellKathy Hughes, a freshwater specialist at WWF Elsewhere, firefighters tackled a blaze at a thatched cottageCredit:Solent News & Photo Agency Britain’s trout population is “on a knife edge” as weeks of dry weather drains rivers to historic low levels, environmentalists have warned.The species was already faring badly due to the poor state of many UK rivers, but the driest winter and early spring in 20 years now threatens to devastate numbers across the country.The World Wildlife Federation (WWF) said parched rivers also pose a danger to other much-loved wildlife, including kingfishers, wading birds and water voles. Data from 2016 showed just 14 per cent of rivers in the UK are considered healthy, and surveys have revealed that trout are currently found in fewer than 40 per cent of the chalk rivers they would be expected to inhabit. The lack of rain has raised fears of a drought.Last week homeowners were warned to cut back on the amount of water they consume by only using their dishwashers and washing machines when fully loaded.Meanwhile firefighters reported battling more than 500 gorse fires in a single week, many of them started deliberately by made harder to control by the dry conditions. Elsewhere, firefighters tackled a blaze at a thatched cottage Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Details of new postcode system to be announced shortly

first_imgTHE GOVERNMENT IS in the ‘final stages’ of planning the new postcode system and is expected to announce the final details shortly.Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte told the Dail that the process for finding a licence holder to implement the postcodes is due to be decided soon.The Minister said there has been “widespread support from public and private business for the introduction of postcodes nationally”.“Intensive work has taken place on what is a complex national project and the procurement process has now entered the final stage,” Minister Rabbitte told the Dáil in response to a question from Fine Gael TD Simon Harris.He cited improved accuracy in delivery letters and packages, as well as making things easier to plan as being two of the key benefits of the new postcode system.It is expected that the system will be fully operational by September 2014.Ireland is one of the few countries in the world that does not have a postcode system. Dublin is the only county which is divided into simple numerical codes to help with postal deliveries.Read: We’ll know in three months if Ireland’s getting a postcode system > Read: Emergency services call for postcodes to help them reach people in need >last_img read more

Conor Counihan You always challenge yourself to see can you bring the

first_imgCONOR COUNIHAN HAS revealed that he had to examine his ability as a manager before deciding to commit to another two-year term as Cork senior football manager.Counihan has opted to accept the invitation of the Cork county board to stay in the Rebels hotseat for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.But the Aghada native admitted that he had to deliberate in the wake of Cork’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Donegal before deciding to remain in the position and that he had toyed with the idea of moving on having been in charge since 2008.“It is a huge commitment and if you’re not prepared to give it 100%, then you have no business being there. I had to give it time before deciding and I’d be conscious that I have been there for a while in the position.“You always challenge yourself to see can you bring the team forward. You need to look at yourself first and your ability to manage and it’s important to decide what’s best for the team.“Now that the decision is made, I just have to go for it. If i didn’t think there was more in this team, I wouldn’t be back. Our ultimate aim was to win the All-Ireland this year yet we didn’t manage it which was very disappointing. Rectifying that is going to be our aim in 2013.”Counihan will be working with a new back room team in 2013 after it was confirmed that Ger O’Sullivan, Terry O’Neill and Jim Nolan would be stepping down from their positions with Peadar Healy remaining on in his role.Counihan praised the contribution of the three departing selectors and revealed that he will be patient before deciding on who to replace them with.“All of them have worked with other management teams previously and the time and commitment they have given to Cork football has been phenomenal. They are people of the very highest calibre and I am deeply indebted to them.“The pure commitment of this is huge, there is a major travelling element to it and they have very serious work commitments. I think it is understandable they have decided to step aside.“It’s not something I am going to rush into choosing new selectors. I need to get it right. I want to put the management team in place first before looking at anything else.”Conor Counihan has praised the contribution of his outgoing selectors Ger Sullivan (pictured), Terry O’Neill and Jim Nolan. Pic: INPHO/Cathal NoonanTyrone boss Mickey Harte last week pinpointed Donegal’s level of commitment as to what set them apart from other teams and Counihan agrees that is the standard of the All-Ireland champions is something Cork must strive to match.“Donegal are rightfully All-Ireland champions. I think most teams have a huge level of commitment but Donegal must be pushing it a bit more to get to the level they are at. They are doing something different to create the freshness and hunger that has got them to that stage.“We got some things right this year in winning the league and the Munster title but we made mistakes as we didn’t get the one we wanted in the All-Ireland. We need to reflect over the winter and look at what they are.”There will be speculation over the future intentions of long-serving Cork players like Alan Quirke and Nicholas Murphy while another challenge is that both Aidan Walsh (DCU) and Mark Collins (DIT) are now based in Dublin for their third-level studies.“I haven’t discussed anything with the players collectively or individually yet,” stated Counihan. “It’s something that I’ll be looking into now that I’ve committed to stayin on. As regards the guys based outside of Cork, it’s something we just have to deal with.“I’d hope that it wouldn’t be an obstacle to them committing to the cause. Eoin Cotter was a player this year involved who was based in Dublin. The majority of our squad are in Cork but it’s something plenty other counties have to face and it’s not unusual.”Club GAA fixtures for the week aheadlast_img read more

David Gray Mogwai and Lisa ONeill head up Other Voices return

first_imgTHE ICONIC MUSIC programme Other Voices will return to Dingle next month.RTÉ has revealed that the show will return to St James’ Church from 6-8 December with Aidan Gillen back to present.The 12th season of the show will be led off by Welsh singer David Gray, Scottish post-rock icons Mogwai and Cavan singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill.In a repeat of last year, RTÉ and Other Voices will give music fans the opportunity to select the artist for the final IMRO Other Room slot.Artists of all genres are invited to submit a YouTube link to one video or a link to a recording for consideration to the show’s website. Entries must be in by 20 November.The head of Comedy, Talent Development and Music at the station Eddie Doyle says that working with new bands is key for RTÉ.“Supporting the development of emerging talent is a key priority for RTÉ and we’re delighted to increase our support of Other Voices by partnering with IMRO to uncover new talent in the IMRO Other Room.”Tickets are free and can be obtained from the Other Voices website.Read: 12 of the best moments from last night’s EMAsRead: Street poets who aren’t in it for the money: Irish hip hop on filmlast_img read more

Big selection decisions for Schmidt with OMahony and Payne pushing

first_img Wednesday 15 Mar 2017, 12:42 PM https://the42.ie/3288338 69 Comments Mar 15th 2017, 12:42 PM Short URL 18,628 Views iTunes Big selection decisions for Schmidt with O’Mahony and Payne pushing There are a wide range of possible combinations for the Ireland head coach to go with against England. center_img JOE SCHMIDT HAS had some big selection decisions weighing on his mind this week, with much of the clamour on the outside of the Ireland camp calling for changes in the wake of defeat in Cardiff.The Ireland head coach has never been one to fold to that kind of pressure – often insisting he is not even aware of some of the biggest debates – but Schmidt is utterly scrupulous in making his selection decisions. Schmidt will confirm his team tomorrow afternoon. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOWe can rest assured that each time the Ireland boss makes a call in his team or on the bench, he has considered every aspect of Ireland’s game plan, the opposition strengths and weaknesses, the importance of continuity, the weather conditions, player’s training and playing form, and a whole lot more. No stone is unturned.This week poses several intriguing dilemmas for Schmidt and with England arriving in Dublin for Saturday’s Six Nations finale, he has apparently been keeping his players on their toes too.Most of the time, Ireland’s starters will know from very early in a match week, sometimes even before the match week, whether or not they have made the starting XV.This week, however, Schmidt has been frequently switching players in and out of the ‘first’ team at training in Carton House, keen to prompt the kind of uncertainty that can often bring about improved focus and desire.Indeed, the camp is in something of a lockdown this week, and that’s understandable given the pressure that has mounted since last Friday night and also the importance of Saturday’s meeting with England.Were Ireland to lose while Wales beat France and Scotland won against Italy, Joe Schmidt’s men would slip from their current fourth place in the World Rugby rankings, meaning a more difficult pool draw for the 2019 World Cup in Japan.Clearly, Schmidt needs to nail his team selection.The calls for Peter O’Mahony’s inclusion have grown over the course of this championship, but it’s still difficult to see who Schmidt sacrifices from his back row. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOO’Mahony adds more than the well-flagged lineout quality – he is world-class in that department – and his leadership, breakdown work, decision-making and passing ability, as well as a dogged ball-carrying game, are all tempting attributes.O’Mahony is a blindside flanker by trade and CJ Stander has been in excellent form, but it would seem most likely that the Munster captain replaces his provincial team-mate if he does start.Sean O’Brien had a poor game by his standards in Cardiff, losing possession at two crucial times in the second half – his loose pass to Jamie Heaslip eventually led to George North’s second try – but he is the most ‘natural’ openside and Schmidt has great faith in him.Still, it’s not inconceivable that both O’Mahony and Stander start, even if that would mean an odd-looking starting back row.There have been calls for Jamie Heaslip to make way for Stander at number eight, but he is a crucial leader as vice-captain, even if he too was guilty of uncharacteristic handling errors in Cardiff.Jared Payne’s return to fitness is tempting for Schmidt at outside centre, where Garry Ringrose has been developing promisingly over the course of the championship.Payne’s defensive reputation is well known and richly deserved, which would be useful against the superb double playmaking threats of George Ford and Owen Farrell. The Ulsterman is also underrated as an attacking weapon, possibly because his strengths are as a facilitator of others, rather than a linebreaking try machine.The groin issue for Keith Earls, meaning he did not train on Monday or Tuesday, complicates matters for Schmidt somewhat, with Andrew Conway, Craig Gilroy, Tiernan O’Halloran, Fergus McFadden or even Ringrose providing possible options on the wing if Earls does not pull through.Given his excellence in attack against the Welsh, Schmidt will be hopeful that Earls is passed fit after training tomorrow. Jared Payne is firmly back in contention. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHOPayne offers Ireland an option at fullback too, having played there on the tour of South Africa, but again Rob Kearney was commanding in the air against Wales and Ireland will expect some English attention in that area on Saturday.At loosehead, Cian Healy has been pushing Jack McGrath hard all championship, while Iain Henderson was impactful off the bench against Wales, though Donnacha Ryan was impressive and finished out the full 80 minutes after Henderson replaced Devin Toner.So the possible combinations are multiple for Schmidt, even if it wouldn’t be totally surprising for him to go with an unchanged starting team in the end.The Ireland head coach cited how Wales had benefited from doing so after their defeat to Scotland, with the players backed by Rob Howley to produce the kind of response that ensured Ireland suffered on Friday night.Whatever way Schmidt goes tomorrow – he is scheduled to name his team at 1.45pm – these decisions will be among the most important steps towards Ireland earning pride against the Grand Slam-seeking English.Subscribe to The42 Rugby Show podcast here: By Murray Kinsella Share Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Android ‘Andy will do his job and Owen will do his’ – Father and son meet in DublinSchmidt’s Ireland aspire to emulate England and All Black featslast_img read more

Canada sex offender pleads not guilty to US charge

first_imgSEATTLE — A violent sex offender who fled Canada pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a harassment charge in Seattle as police explored the possibility of additional charges related to a sexual assault.Wearing a red jail uniform with his hands shackled in front of him, Michael Sean Stanley made a first appearance by video feed from the local detention center. Seattle Municipal Court Judge Karen Donohue set his bail at $100,000.Nic Gross, the public defender appearing for Stanley, sought his release and suggested that Stanley could be required to check in daily if the court wanted those conditions. Gross said that Stanley has an uncle and a cousin in the area who could get him work as a laborer, but Donohue questioned those family links and said the circumstances of his flight raised concerns about whether he would show up for future court hearings.“The court does have concerns with the lack of ties Mr. Stanley has to Seattle,” Donohue said.The harassment case came from an incident Tuesday morning in which police say Stanley threatened someone who asked him to be quiet. Authorities are still working to re-book Stanley on more serious charges, saying he is being investigated for assaulting a 16-year-old boy. In the assault case, authorities said Stanley met a boy at a west Seattle grocery store, struck up a conversation and walked with him to an alley where he plied the teen with alcohol and attacked him. The boy pulled a knife and was able to escape, police said.last_img read more

Tough road ahead for TCS as it faces charges of racial discrimination

first_imgN Chandrasekaran, a TCS-liferReutersIndia’s Information Technology major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is expected to have a tough time when it goes for trial this week. The issue is related to the alleged racial discrimination claimed by the US workers who lost their jobs at TCS offices across America because they hadn’t been assigned to any of its clients.The Mumbai-based company would have to offer a good reason to the American jury for why the engineers employed at its US operations are 13 times as likely to be sacked if they’re not South Asian.The trial will resurrect the issue of work-visa programs which the Indian IT companies have been using to bring overseas workers to the US, a practice President Donald Trump has heavily criticised. In a push to “Make America Great Again”, the Trump administration has been demanding the Indian IT companies including TCS, Infosys, and others to hire more Americans on US soil.However, TCS has rubbished any claims of unlawful bias in its U.S. operations and have submitted to the court that the Caucasian American who has filed the lawsuit was removed from one of its projects and ultimately fired from the company over “performance concerns” not because of his race or ethnicity. Bloomberg reported that TCS is confident of putting up a strong case in the court and eventually win.One of the company spokespersons said that “our success is based on our ability to provide the best talent available, both in the US and globally, based purely on the individual’s specialized experience, skills and fit for each client’s specific needs. TCS also strictly adheres to all federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and regulations.”According to the complaint, the race and national origin not being a factor in TCS’s termination decisions are less than one in a billion. The statistical shreds of evidence show that TCS sacked 12.6 per cent of its non-South Asian workers on the American soil, as against less than 1 per cent of its South Asian employees. Interestingly, the company was adjourned as a top employer in North America, the lawsuit tells a different story.last_img read more

Discussing the role of food bloggers

first_img‘Top Food Bloggers Awards’ recently held a panel discussion on ‘Emerging culinary trends influencing the way we eat, cook and communicate’, where Millennium Post was the print media partner.The occasion was graced by Dr Suborno Bose, Chief Mentor and CEO International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), Kolkata; Sanjukta Bose Director, International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), Kolkata; Birgit Holm, General Manager of Hyatt; Mizan Uddin, Hotel Manager, IBIS Kolkata Rajarhat; Suman Chakraborty, CEO, Roman Books; Paromita Ghosh, Co-Director, Candid Communication, along with senior bloggers like Indrajit Lahiri, Rukshana A Kapadia, Poorna Banerjee and Luna Chatterjee. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe discussion focused on our food industry which is evolving at an incredible speed, and how growth in technology has a notable impact on what people eat. With the improved standards of living, many young professionals have begun to experiment in their eating habits. While locals still embrace the age-old, traditional recipes, there are people who are interested to explore different cuisines. If an individual wants to experience the culture, try new recipes, or simply explore tempting bites from the neighbourhood, creative food bloggers shall give right idea about the best places to visit. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsivePresent at the occassion, Sanjukta Bose, Director, IIHM, Kolkata, said, “Today’s youth are more into social media. We at IIHM, encourage students to follow food bloggers of the city. The food bloggers through their restaurant reviews play an important role in the promotion of food industry and influence its audience positively.” Talking about the rise of blogging on social media, Birgit Holm, General Manager of Hyatt Regency, Kolkata said, “Blogging is getting stronger day by day. The restaurants and food brands In Eastern India can reach the youth nowadays through our bloggers”. Suman Chakraborty, CEO, Roman Books, said, “It’s my pleasure to be part of this panel discussion. I feel that rise in the interest of blogging and social media has a severe impact on the downfall of our publishing industry and food magazines.” Indrajit Lahiri, Owner of the Blog Moha Mushkil said, “I feel the future of food blogging is brilliant. Social media helps a blogger to achieve popularity whereas blogging helps a blogger to achieve immortality. A blogger should be well read and informed.” Talking about her experience as a food blogger, Luna Chatterjee, Owner of the Blog Mad Food Lover said, “As a blogger, I try to reach as many audiences as possible. The food industry has grown immensely in the last few years because the people of this city love to eat, experiment and explore.” The discussions highlighted different emerging trends which influence everyone’s eating and cooking lifestyle. Also, there were various points raised during the discussion including the growing adaption of latest mobile application for the fastest food ordering, inclination towards organic and healthy foods, acceptance of foreign oriental cuisines, increasing demand in fusion foods which is the growing popularity of the Molecular Gastronomy, to name a few. The food-ful session concluded with top leaders of food industry, putting forward their prespective about the food industry, idea of change and required improvement in the eating habits and lifestyle.last_img read more

Heres the Best Deal on an NVIDIA GTX 1060 You Can Get

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These days it seems that everyone is trying to be

first_imgThese days, it seems that everyone is trying to be more environmental friendly, more eco-conscious, more green, in every aspect of our lives.And travel should be no different, says Eleni Andreadis, head of sustainability at Sani Resort and Oceania Club in Halkidiki Greece. Here are Eleni’s top tips on how to make your next holiday as green as possible.**1. Location, Location, Location**Unless you stay at home, or walk or cycle to your vacation destination, going on holiday is likely to involve some form of carbon-intensive travelling.Let’s get the facts first. Tourism contributes 5% to total global greenhouse gas emissions, 40% of which is due to air travel. Yet it is also worth considering that when practiced responsibly, tourism offers local communities the opportunity to prosper sustainably instead of turning to other carbon-intensive activities (for example the burning and clearing of forests which places more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than the whole transportation sector put together).While we wait for aircraft fuel efficiency to improve, the advice is straightforward: closer to home is best, travelling by land and especially rail is better than plane and short-haul flights are better than long-haul flights.If you do fly, offset . Most airlines now offer this option when booking your flight, and if not, you can do so online with a number of companies.But make sure to read the fine print and look into where your money is going: funds directed towards renewable energy production make for a much more measurable and credible offsetting investment than tree-planting. **4. Don’t Waste Water**You’ve arrived, you’ve checked in. Your room is fabulous, but clammy. Your first impulse is to run a cold bath. Studies show that even the conscientious among us, when donning the hat of a tourist tend to be more wasteful with water, energy usage and waste creation than we are at home.At Sani, we’ve installed water-flow reducers in bathrooms and we recycle water for gardening use, but we still need all the help we can get from our guests in conserving water, as water shortages are a very acute problem in Greece.5. Easy on the ACYour conscience has won this one and the cold bath is out. But after your short, cold shower, you’re still feeling hot. So you grab that air-conditioning remote and turn the dial down to Antarctica. Turning it up, even one or two degrees, will make a big difference in saving energy. The largest single energy wasters for a hotel are air-conditioning and lighting. Also, unless it is necessary, don’t ask for your linen to be changed daily.6. Recycle and ReuseWhen it comes to shopping, reuse a cloth bag instead of one-use plastic ones, and if there’s a recycling scheme at the hotel, take part in it. We offer recycling in our hotel rooms but would like to increase the participation of guests in the programme!**7. Eat Local**Make sure you taste the seasonal, local products available, that haven’t flown thousands of miles to get to you, and will bolster the local economy. If there are local, organic products on the menu, make sure you go for those. At Sani, we’ve started an organic garden that supplies our hotels. If there is such a programme at your hotel, its continued success depends on your support.8. Shop LocalBe sure to venture out to the local community. This doesn’t mean stocking up on souvenirs you don’t need, but leaving your hotel and checking out the local food and culture will ensure the wider local community benefits from tourism.9. Enjoy NatureAt Sani, we encourage guests to learn about and experience the miles of hiking paths the company’s forest team preserves, or grab a map and take a bird watching trip at the bird sanctuary.10. Give FeedbackProvide the hotel you’ve visited with feedback on its environmental performance. Hotels take your opinion very seriously and few hotels can claim to be perfect. The industry has a long way to go and your feedback is critical in making sure future holidays are greener and more in demand. _Eleni Andreadis is in charge of Sustainability at Sani Resort and Oceania Club in Halkidiki, Greece. After starting her career as a strategy management consultant in London, Eleni soon focused on environmental consulting. She earned her Master’s in Environmental Policy and Media at Harvard University, and has presented and produced for a variety of environmental channels in the UK and US. She recently designed an environmental hotel certification scheme for the Greek Ministry of Tourism, and is a member of the Committee for the Green Key Award in Greece, where she is currently based.______Sani Resort is set within 1,000 acres of ecological reserve blessed with pine forests, olive groves and a bird sanctuary, family-run Sani Resort boasts five miles of EU-flagged golden beaches, four elegant hotels, three Spas, a private marina and a wide variety of bars and restaurants._ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map **2. Accommodation**Next thing to consider is where to stay. With the myriad of green certifications, most still in their infancy, this is no easy feat. Look into the details and credibility of a specific hotel eco certification: does the hotel go through a self-assessment process to be awarded the label remotely, or is there an onsite inspection by an independent third body? In Europe, certification programmes to look out for are the EU Flower, the Green Key, EarthCheck, tour operator award TUI Umwelt Champion, and environmental management schemes such as ISO 14001 and EMAS.But you shouldn’t stop there. Most hotels, if they are serious about their green programme, are likely to include details about it on their website.At Sani, while the hotels were awarded the Green Key for carbon footprint reduction efforts, we also run initiatives such as reforestation programmes and wildlife studies. Reading up on the details of a hotel’s environmental programme will give you a clearer idea of what to expect.3. Packing – What to Bring?Travelling lightly reduces the amount of fuel necessary to keep the aircraft in the air. And moreover, a greener holiday needs some wise packing. A refillable set of shampoo bottles will go a long way towards ignoring the disposable ones you may find at the hotel.Bring a reusable water bottle along to save on buying plastic ones. And bring sunscreen – the chances that you’ll find your favourite biodegradable sunscreen locally if you are visiting an isolated location are remote; scientists have linked dying sea life to the sunscreen that washes off swimmers, so pack a natural, biodegradable one. RelatedHow to be an eco-traveller (and still have it all)Weighed down with the eco guilt of the frequent traveller? We can’t promise to banish it completely but we do have ways to make your carbon footprint a shadow of its former self. Each of these tips might seem small enough on its own but add them all together and…Green Skies: Environmentally Friendly FlyingSkyscanner investigates flying and the environmentThe Skyscanner travel glossaryDo you know your praycation from your bakecation from your laycation? A drug tourist from a death tourist?last_img read more

Related 6 spooktacular Halloween holidaysSix supe

first_img Related6 spook-tacular Halloween holidaysSix super-scary places to take a frightfully fang-tastic haunted holiday this Halloween.7 best events and places to go for Halloween around the worldSeven tremendously terrifying things to do and places to go this Halloween… if you dare.Bargains of the week: Bucharest | New Orleans | FrankfurtSkyscanner’s popular “cheap flights from the UK to Everywhere” search feature to handpick three cheap destinations 1. Bran Castle, RomaniaWhere better to begin our creepy Halloween holidays than a fortress on the border of Transylvania and Walachia in Romania and home of Bram Stoker’s legendary character, Dracula. Fictional he may be, but this fortress was once home to Vlad III Tepes, or ‘Vlad the Impaler’, a ruler of Walachia known for barbaric punishments he imposed during his reign and the inspiration for Stoker’s most famous character. It is rumoured that Vlad III Tepes would impale thousands of his victims at the same time, leaving the bodies on the stakes decaying for months to be seen far and wide.Stay in an 18th century inn at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains from €36 per person and experience the traditional Transylvanian way of life. Horse riding, sleigh tours and even wine tours and a sauna will take the edge off this spooky break. Find flights to Bucharest 2. Ghost Tours, Edinburgh, ScotlandThe Cadies and Witchery Tours of Edinburgh use every trick in the book to give visiting ghost hunters and horror seekers a thrill. Even on an ordinary evening, the narrow, dank cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s Old Town possess an eerie quality. Take a tour and hear tales of torture, plague and witchcraft as hideous witches, mad monks and the grim reaper lurk at every turn.Hear the stories of Burke and Hare, those infamous body snatchers who bumped off their victims in the middle of the night and sold their bodies to the local medical school. You can also tour the underground vaults which are said to have their own supernatural going’s on with ghosts harking back from centuries past.Calm your nerves with a hot toddy and a haggis feast in one of the traditional pubs on the Royal Mile before heading back to your hotel for a, hopefully, restful sleep. Find flights to Edinburgh 6. Day of the Dead Festival, GuatemalaOn 1 November, the cemetery at Santiago Sacatepéquez comes alive with colour, music and people. Guatemalans set up altars in their homes dedicated to those who have passed away surrounding them with flowers, food and drink. Families then build giant kites made of crepe paper and bamboo that they fly in the streets to communicate with the souls of their dearly departed.At night the kites are burned so the dead may quietly return to their world. It is said that if the kites are not burned, the souls won’t know how to return home and they will linger on in our world indefinitely. If that sounds too spooky – lighten the mood with delicious coffee and traditional Mayan markets selling all manner of handmade goods. Find flights to GuatemalaReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Love things that go bump in the night? Want to spook yourself silly? Skyscanner reveals the scariest places to get a fright this autumn…Halloween was born from the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain, marking the end of the ‘light half’ of the year and the start of the dark half. The pagans believed the walls between our world and the next became thin and porous around this time, allowing spirits to pass through and linger on in our world.Enjoy the season of spookiness with one of these Halloween holidays! 3. Catacombs, Paris, FranceParis may be known as the ‘City of Lights’, but around All Hallows Eve there are far more sinister things to be doing than gazing at the Eiffel Tower. For those who like serious frights, it’s time to explore the dark side of the French capital. Drawing tourists for more than 200 years, the Catacombs (an underground ossuary) are a vast network of tunnels that run below the streets of this beautiful city and store the remains of 6 million people, taken from condemned cemeteries.Masses of bones lie stacked against the tunnel walls and a danker, creepier atmosphere you’d be hard pushed to find; even maestro of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, mentioned the catacombs in his story ‘Cask of Amontillado’. In honour of Halloween, grab a torch and a map and see how far your fear will let you go.If you make it out alive, treat yourself to a night on the Paris town and a very large glass of vin rouge. Find flights to Paris.4. The Sedlec Ossuary, Prague, Czech RepublicNot only is Prague home to the Old Jewish Cemetery in the Old Town Jewish ghetto with its collection of crowded and unsettling tombstones, haphazard due to the fact Jews had to bury their dead in layers; it is also home to one of the best-known ossuary’s (bone churches) in the world. The Sedlec Ossuary sits underneath a church and uses human bones used as interior decoration.From coats of arms to chandeliers and staircases, the image is one that is both deeply disturbing but also beautiful. If that whets your appetite, you could follow it up with a visit to Prague’s Torture Museum which is sure to give you the creeps. There seemed to be no limitations for inflicting cruelty on our own kind. Back in Prague, the sight of a fairy lit Charles Bridge should ease the frayed nerves and if that doesn’t, a shot of absinthe should! Find flights to Prague5. Salem, Massachusetts, United StatesWhether you’re spellbound by witchcraft or outraged at the senseless burning of ‘witches’, a visit to Salem, Massachusetts where the famous Witch Trials took place promises to intrigue and scare at the same time. Americans celebrate Halloween with gusto and this New England town goes all out, with costumes, parades and parties.Salem is now the home to several museums which describe and commemorate the witch trials while ‘The Witch House’ stands on the corner of North and Essex Street as a reminder of those times. Take a tour and see eerie memorabilia like “witch pins” and a small bottle containing the bones of fingers. Get ready to see a ghostly witch or two haunt the local area.Blow away the cobwebs with a walk along sandy Collins Cove Beach; the perfect antidote to all that terror! 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New York NY – For the most enjoyable countryside

first_imgNew York, NY – For the most enjoyable countryside or city retreats, you do not need to travel any further than the land of stars and stripes. Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine, has released its selections of the top suites at the top luxury hotels in the USA at www.elitetraveler.com. The comprehensive editorial guide to the top suites of top hotels and resorts is designed for elite travelers and the magazine’s typical reader who flies by private jet.“The readers of Elite Traveler make 41 trips per year, including 11 intercontinental trips,” noted Douglas Gollan, President and Editor-in-Chief of Elite Traveler. “Our country boasts some of the most renowned hotel suites in the world with tremendous reputations for excelling in design, spa services, and cuisine.The luxury hotels and resorts featured in the Elite Traveler guide to Top Hotel Suites in the USA are:-Palms Casino Resort -Caesars Palace -Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco -Hotel Bel-Air -Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel -Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel -Teton Ridge Ranch -St. Regis Resort, Monarch Beach -The Phoenician -The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa -Mondrian Scottsdale -The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans -Windsor Court Hotel -The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel -The St. Regis Hotel, New York -The Peninsula, New York -The Cloister at Sea Island -The Greenbrier -Acqualina, A Rosewood Resort -Fairmont Turnberry Isle -Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea -Four Seasons Resort Lana’i At Manele Bay -Metropolitan TorontoFor each hotel or resort, the guide provides beautiful pictures of the top suites and insider information on special services, plus direct contact information to the hotel or resort.“Elite Traveler readers spend over $350,000 on stays and events at luxury hotels and resorts, so this is a great way to provide our readers updated and relevant content on the top suites at the top hotels and resorts at the tip of their fingers,” said Gollan.The USA luxury guide can be found at www.elitetraveler.com plus additional guides on luxury hotel and resort suites to more than 40 cities, including Monaco, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Dubai.last_img read more

Leaders agree to open two crossing points next month update 4

first_imgThe leaders of the island’s divided communities agreed on Friday to open two new crossings next month, it was announced following a meeting in Nicosia.President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci agreed to open the crossings at Dherynia and Lefka on November 12, according to a joint statement.The two leaders “also had a frank exchange of views on the way forward. They confirmed their readiness to engage constructively with Ms Jane Holl Lute, who will be visiting the island on 31 October 2018,” the statement added.The two leaders were hosted by Deputy Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar at the Chief of Mission Residence in the United Nations Protected Area.The latest round of UN-sponsored peace talks held in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.After his return from Friday’s meeting, Anastasiades said they could meet again on November 12 if there is progress on issues relating to mobile telephony interoperability.The opening of the Dherynia and Lefka crossings as well as the connection of the two side’s mobile telephony systems, among other confidence-building measures (CBM), had been decided by the two leaders back in 2015.Work on the crossings has recently been completed after more than three years but there had not been any concrete progress on the phone issue.Anastasiades said The Turkish Cypriot leader had informed him that finding a solution would be possible.“If this is the case then one more CBM would be realised, possibly giving us the opportunity to have one more meeting,” he told reporters.The president said it was a very creative meeting in the sense that the two leaders exchanged views freely.“There is common will for peace, stability, cooperation on the basis of everything discussed up until today,” he said. “We are both waiting for Ms Lute and the proposals she would possibly table to facilitate the resumption of dialogue.”The president said he reaffirmed that the intended solution was of a bizonal, bicommunal federation, provided it generated a functional state.During the meeting, Anastasiades explained his position of devolution in a bid to achieve a functional, lasting solution that will create a state which will be fully in line with everything the EU requires.The president said he explained to Akinci that decentralisation would restore Turkish Cypriot trust that the Greek Cypriot majority will not abuse power. On the other hand, it would allay Greek Cypriot concerns that the need for a Turkish Cypriot positive vote will not render the state dysfunctional.“Concerns that may lead one or the other community to reject a solution if there is no effective way of tackling them,” he added.Akinci returned from the meeting expressing his satisfaction over the opening of the crossings and because they discussed the island’s future “and this is good”.The Turkish Cypriot leader said Anastasiades told him he was not thinking outside the UN parameters nor beyond a bizonal, bicommunal federal solution.“What he said today is that he is not thinking outside the UN parameters, he is bound by the agreements to date, he is not thinking of an option outside the bizonal, bicommunal federation,” Akinci said. “He wants to evaluate a model with fewer powers in the centre and more with the constituent states.”Akinci said what was important was to ascertain whether devolution limited the Turkish Cypriot say in a federal partnership, adding that decision-making necessitated both sides’ participation.“What is important is how these decisions will be taken no matter how wide or limited the powers are,” he said. “Will the decisions be made with a simple majority? If so, then you cannot call this a federation, a partnership? You can call it a unitary state and we don’t want a unitary state.”Akinci said the goal was a federal structure with politically equal parties and that was why one positive vote from each side is needed.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Green light for EBRD operation in Cyprus

first_imgBy George PsyllidesTHE European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed to finance Cyprus for a limited period to help the island overcome the problems caused by the deep economic crisis, it was announced yesterday.The agreement, which will see Cyprus becoming a recipient country until 2020, was announced by Finance Minister Harris Georgiades through his Twitter account.“EBRD decides to commence operations in Cyprus.”EBRD shareholders earlier voted to provide up to €700 million of financing to Cyprus over the next six years to help it weather the eurozone debt crisis.In a statement submitted to the EBRD’s annual meeting on Wednesday, the minister said the bank’s operations in Cyprus would significantly contribute in addressing the short and medium-term financial, fiscal and structural challenges the country facesEBRD will support Cyprus’ privatisation programme and assist with corporate restructuring.“The bank will also work to strengthen the financial sector to make it much more robust, much more resilient,” EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti said, adding that there was a major need to restructure and rebalance the Cyprus economy.The EBRD president stressed that “with the full support of the parties involved” the bank would be providing financing across the whole of Cyprus, for the benefit of all the people who live on the island.The finance ministry said it was an especially important decision that created prospects for private sector financing programmes but also investment in vital sectors of the economy and the banking sector.There has been talk of transferring an 18 per cent stake held by the now defunct Laiki Bank in Bank of Cyprus (BoC) to the EBRD.Under the terms of its €10 billion bailout, Cyprus had to close down Laiki and seize uninsured deposits in BoC to recapitalise the lender.Laiki went into liquidation, while deposits below €100,000 as well as its assets were absorbed by BoC.It has been reported this week that the Resolution Authority (Central Bank, Finance Ministry, Securities and Exchange Commission), which administers the share, could transfer its voting rights to EBRD.BoC CEO John Hourican said such a development would be good for Cyprus and his lender.“It brings a very reputable institution on to the island, and putting their wisdom and benefit to our use is a good thing for the bank and a good thing for Cyprus,” Hourican told reporters on the sidelines of an economic conference in Nicosia.The bank’s operations will complement those of other international organisations and international financial institutions active on the island.The EBRD intends to establish a local office in Cyprus with resident staff.The EBRD provides project financing for banks, industries and businesses, both new ventures and investments in existing companies.Direct investment generally ranges between €5 million and €230 million. The bank typically funds up to 35 per cent of the project cost.The Bank invests only in projects that could not otherwise attract financing on similar terms.The EBRD was created in 1991 to invest in the former Soviet bloc countries of eastern Europe. In recent years, its membership has expanded to include Mongolia, Turkey and economies affected directly or indirectly by the Arab Spring such as Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan.  You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSenior Living | Search AdsCheap Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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