50 of Casablanca city dwellers suffer from Pollutionborne Diseases

first_imgSidi Ifni- According to the daily Al Akhbar newspaper, environmentalists are warning against the prevalent pollution in Casablanca. They are now tolling an alarm bell for the government to intervene.In addition to the notorious reputation that Casablanca has for its dirtiness, city dwellers are complaining about several pollution-borne diseases, such as asthma, eye allergies, Tuberculosis, and respiration problems.Casablanca does not only lack a solid infrastructure and good management, but it also threatens the city dwellers’ health. In an interview, Mohamed Benjelloun, an engineer and environment expert, stated that about 50 % of people living in Casablanca are diagnosed with health problems resulting from dirtiness, rubbish, fume emissions, and debris.“There is at least one sick person in every house in Casablanca. The disease is caused by atmosphere pollution and chemical emissions. If untreated, such health problems can cause much harm,” claims Benjelloun, as quoted by Al Akhbar.“Drinking water”, Benjelloun added, “is in jeopardy, particularly in the presence of trash inside rainwater canals.” Mismanagement and lack of inspection, the expert environmental engineer underscored, are behind the colossal polluted areas of this economic capital.“Treating rubbish and disposing [it] needs scientific studies in order to come up with comprehensive solutions to the pollution that grows more rampant every day in this city,” noted health expert Ghouti Al Aghdaf.According to Ghouti, high density has led the city dwellers to develop serious health problems.“Pollution also includes noise, hearing problems, and polluted air,” Ghouti added.Every year, the majority of the 28 thousand reported cases are found in Casablanca, reported the daily Al Akhbar.“Factories are to blame for what is befalling our city, “ Hicham Himdi, Casablanca resident, told MWN. In contrast, some environmental experts attribute the problem of pollution to the absence of strict laws and inspection committees that can limit the spread of this phenomenon. Others state that foreign factories aggravate the situation by evading fines through corruption. It is worth noting that King Mohamed VI has already drawn Moroccans’ attention in one of his speeches regarding the dirtiness and mismanagement of the economic capital of Morocco, Casablanca.last_img read more

Video France 24 Represents Footage of Venezuela as Al Hoceima Protests

Rabat – TV channel France 24 used a video of police repression in Venezuela to demonstrate the ongoing crisis in Al Hoceima during a program broadcast on July 11.Lawyer Mohamed Ziane was discussing the situation in the Rif when the clip was aired, showing Venezuelan police using tear gas on protesters.Over 80 people have died since recent clashes began between Nicolás Maduro’s government and protesters in the South American nation. In June, France 24 was criticized for using images of marches related to International Labor Day on May 1 during a program about the Al Hoceima crisis. read more

UN political chief discusses Cyprus with officials in Greece and Turkey

B. Lynn Pascoe told reporters in the Greek capital that he and Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis had “very fruitful talks” and had agreed to work together to help the people of Cyprus in their efforts at reunification, UN spokesperson Michele Montas said. Tomorrow he will meet with Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan and other officials in Ankara before joining Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on his official visit to Moscow which begins on Wednesday, she added.Mr. Pascoe’s meeting with Greek and Turkish officials follows last week’s visit to Cyprus, during which he noted a “palpable sense of momentum” on the island toward a lasting solution to the dispute between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. He attributed this to the positive tone of recent discussions between the Greek Cypriot leader Demetrios Christofias and the Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat. At their 21 March meeting, the two leaders agreed to start full-fledged negotiations within three months on resolving the long-running dispute. 7 April 2008The top United Nations political official is continuing his consultations on how the world body can best assist reunification efforts on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, holding meetings today in Athens ahead of discussions in Ankara tomorrow. read more

Ringling Bros circus to close after 146 years

In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 photo, Chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, Kenneth Feld, poses for a photo, in Ellenton, Fla. Feld Entertainment, which owns The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press declining attendance combined with high operating costs are among the reasons for closing. Feld said when the company removed elephants from the shows in May of 2016, ticket sales declined more dramatically than expected. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush) by Tamara Lush, The Associated Press Posted Jan 14, 2017 8:26 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 15, 2017 at 12:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years ELLENTON, Fla. – After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise.“There isn’t any one thing,” said Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment. “This has been a very difficult decision for me and for the entire family.”The company broke the news to circus employees Saturday night after shows in Orlando and Miami.Ringling Bros. has two touring circuses this season and will perform 30 shows between now and May. Major stops include Atlanta, Washington, Philadelphia, Boston and Brooklyn. The final shows will be in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 7 and in Uniondale, New York, at the Nassau County Coliseum on May 21.The circus, with its exotic animals, flashy costumes and death-defying acrobats, has been a staple of entertainment in the United States since the mid-1800s. Phineas Taylor Barnum made a travelling spectacle of animals and human oddities popular, while the five Ringling brothers performed juggling acts and skits from their home base in Wisconsin. Eventually, they merged and the modern circus was born. The sprawling troupes travelled around America by train, wowing audiences with the sheer scale of entertainment and exotic animals.By midcentury, the circus was routine, wholesome family entertainment. But as the 20th century went on, kids became less and less enthralled. Movies, television, video games and the internet captured young minds. The circus didn’t have savvy product merchandising tie-ins or Saturday morning cartoons to shore up its image.“The competitor in many ways is time,” said Feld, adding that transporting the show by rail and other circus quirks — such as providing a travelling school for performers’ children— are throwbacks to another era. “It’s a different model that we can’t see how it works in today’s world to justify and maintain an affordable ticket price. So you’ve got all these things working against it.”The Feld family bought the Ringling circus in 1967. The show was just under 3 hours then. Today, the show is 2 hours and 7 minutes, with the longest segment — a tiger act — clocking in at 12 minutes.“Try getting a 3- or 4-year-old today to sit for 12 minutes,” he said.Feld and his daughter Juliette Feld, who is the company’s chief operating officer, acknowledged another reality that led to the closing, and it was the one thing that initially drew millions to the show: the animals. Ringling has been targeted by activists who say forcing animals to perform is cruel and unnecessary.People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a longtime opponent of the circus, wasted no time in claiming victory.“After 36 years of PETA protests, which have awoken the world to the plight of animals in captivity, PETA heralds the end of what has been the saddest show on earth for wild animals, and asks all other animal circuses to follow suit, as this is a sign of changing times,” Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, wrote in a statement.Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, acknowledged the move was “bittersweet” for the Felds but said: “I applaud their decision to move away from an institution grounded on inherently inhumane wild animal acts.”In May of 2016, after a long and costly legal battle, the company removed the elephants from the shows and sent the animals to live on a conservation farm in Central Florida. The animals had been the symbol of the circus since Barnum brought an Asian elephant named Jumbo to America in 1882. In 2014, Feld Entertainment won $25.2 million in settlements from groups including the Humane Society of the United States, ending a 14-year fight over allegations that circus employees mistreated elephants.By the time the elephants were removed, public opinion had shifted somewhat. Los Angeles prohibited the use of bull-hooks by elephant trainers and handlers, as did Oakland, California. The city of Asheville, North Carolina nixed wild or exotic animals from performing in the municipally owned, 7,600-seat U.S. Cellular Center.Attendance has been dropping for 10 years, said Juliette Feld, but when the elephants left, there was a “dramatic drop” in ticket sales. Paradoxically, while many said they didn’t want big animals to perform in circuses, many others refused to attend a circus without them.“We know now that one of the major reasons people came to Ringling Bros. was getting to see elephants,” she said. “We stand by that decision. We know it was the right decision. This was what audiences wanted to see and it definitely played a major role.”The Felds say their existing animals — lions, tigers, camels, donkeys, alpacas, kangaroos and llamas — will go to suitable homes. Juliette Feld says the company will continue operating the Center for Elephant Conservation.Some 500 people perform and work on both touring shows. A handful will be placed in positions with the company’s other, profitable shows — it owns Monster Jam, Disney on Ice and Marvel Live, among other things — but most will be out of a job. Juliette Feld said the company will help employees with job placement and resumes. In some cases where a circus employee lives on the tour rail car (the circus travels by train), the company will also help with housing relocation.Kenneth Feld became visibly emotional while discussing the decision with a reporter. He said over the next four months, fans will be able to say goodbye at the remaining shows.In recent years, Ringling Bros. tried to remain relevant, hiring its first African American ringmaster, then its first female ringmaster, and also launching an interactive app. It added elements from its other, popular shows, such as motorbike daredevils and ice skaters. But it seemingly was no match for Pokemon Go and a generation of kids who desire familiar brands and YouTube celebrities.“We tried all these different things to see what would work, and supported it with a lot of funding as well, and we weren’t successful in finding the solution,” said Kenneth Feld. read more

ISILs scorched earth policy creating environmental and health havoc in Mosul warns

Some civilians are experiencing near-suffocation and respiratory illnesses due to what UNEP calls the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) “scorched earth policy” as they retreat from the Iraqi city.Armed groups set 19 oil wells on fire near Al Qayyarah, a town just southeast of Mosul. As a result, citizens and armed forces have been exposed to toxic fumes. The burning crude oil is releasing a wide range of pollutants, including soot and gases that cause skin irritation and shortness of breath.Together with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), UNEP connected responders and hazardous materials experts, who provided technical assistance in dealing with the fire.On 23 October, a chlorine gas leak originated from a water plant affected by the fighting, for which some 100 civilians sought medical treatment.And, last week, a toxic cloud plume spread for dozens of kilometres after stockpiles of sulphur dioxide stored at the Mishraq Sulphate Factory caught fire. The Directorate of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), treated more than 1,000 cases of suffocation in Qayyarah, Ijhala, and Makhmour. A young internally displaced Iraqi girl stands on a dusty path at the edge of Debaga camp, near Mosul in northern Iraq. Smoke from oil fires can be seen in the background. Photo: UNHCR/Ivor Prickett “This is sadly just the latest episode in what has been the wholesale destruction of Iraq’s environment over several decades – from draining of the marshlands to the contamination of land and the collapse of environmental management systems,” said UN Environment chief Erik Solheim in a press release.UNEP is working closely with partners in Iraq such as OCHA, WHO, the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the UN Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) to respond to the urgency of environmental damage from armed conflict. UNOSAT has provided support in mapping smoke plumes during the offensive, which can help minimize harmful impacts of chemical hazards during the humanitarian response.But Mr. Solheim warned that “this ongoing ecocide is a recipe for a prolonged disaster. It makes living conditions dangerous and miserable, if not impossible. It will push countless people to join the unprecedented global refugee population. That’s why the environment needs to be placed at the centre of crisis response, conflict prevention, and conflict resolution.” In all this, UNEP recalls that UN General Assembly’s 1992 resolution on ‘Protection of the environment in times of armed conflict’ (A/RES/47/37) urges States to take all measures to ensure compliance with existing international law to protect the environment during armed conflict. Additional resolutions holding Member States accountable are the text that declared International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict (6 November) and the recent resolution adopted by the Environment Assembly, ‘Protection of the environment in areas affected by armed conflict’, which emphasizes UNEP’s role in supporting Member States throughout these challenges. UNEP will continue to address the environmental health impacts that are part of humanitarian action and crisis responses during the 2017 Environment and Emergencies Forum to take place in Nairobi next June. read more

Draft update to the PERC Code posted for consultation

first_imgThe Pan-European Reserves & Resources Reporting Committee (PERC) is ready to publish a draft update to the PERC Code, for consultation – with a view to producing a new version some time this summer. There are a number of proposed changes that have been made to the 2008/9 version, falling into two main categories: (a) harmonisation with evolving CRIRSCO standards, and in particular the internationally agreed standard core definitions which, already very similar, will become identical across all CRIRSCO-aligned codes; (b) new sections to deal with different mineral commodity types not specifically mentioned in previous versions of the code – or in other CRIRSCO codes. See for more details and links for downloads.There are a number of updates and modifications which have been included in a new draft version of the PERC Code (proposed to be renamed the PERC Reporting Standard). A consultation on these changes is now open, and comments and suggestions are invited. In particular, there are a number of questions on the principal changes which we would like to focus on. The new draft code and the consultation questions can be downloaded from http://www.perc.co/PERC2012draft.pdf and http://www.perc.co/PERC2012consultation.pdfThe consultation will close at the end of June 2012, and all submissions should be sent by email in Microsoft Word .DOC or .DOCX, or PDF attachments by 17:00 British Summer Time on 30 June 2012, to consultation@perc.co. For any enquiries about this consultation, or to let us know of any problems in sending your comments, you may email the above address, or alternatively perc@vmine.netPERC is the European equivalent of the Australasian JORC in Australasia, SAMREC in South Africa, and similar reserves reporting standards bodies in the USA, Canada, and Chile, and with them is a constituent member of the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO – www.crirsco.com). Representation on PERC covers major and junior mining sectors, industrial minerals, aggregates, coal, the investment and financial community and the professional accreditation organisations including the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3), the European Federation of Geologists, the Geological Society of London, and the Institute of Geologists of Ireland.The PERC reporting standard is recognised by ESMA (the European Securities and Markets Authority), together with other CRIRSCO-aligned standards, for use in reporting mineral reserves, mineral resources, and exploration results on markets within the European Union, and is also accepted for reporting on stock exchanges in Canada. Because of the close similarity of all the CRIRSCO-aligned reporting standards, including the same classification system and the same set of standard definitions, it is also very simple to translate reports from one standard to another.last_img read more

Dublin schools plan for sports dome gets green light

first_imgDublin school’s plan for ‘sports dome’ gets green light The school has won an appeal. Image: Shackleton Consulting. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL By Paul Hosford 15 Comments http://jrnl.ie/4061435 Share17 Tweet Email3 center_img A DUBLIN SCHOOL has been granted planning permission to build an air supported sports dome.Our Lady’s in Templeogue had been refused permission by South Dublin County Council, but last week won an appeal to An Bord Pleanala for the facility.The Síol Schools Trust lodged the appeal after the plan for the dome, along with fan units, internal lighting, a drainage scheme, paths and electrical infrastructure was refused.The original application was objected to 21 times by local residents, who voiced concerns over parking, traffic, visual amenity and noise. South Dublin County Council denied planning permission due to the “height, mass, scale, location, hours of use and light emanating from the proposed internally lit dome”.The Trust updated the application and applied to An Bord Pleanala for permission. 32,390 Views Monday 11 Jun 2018, 6:10 AM Image: Shackleton Consulting. According to the application:“The dome will accommodate two internal playing areas in addition to changing rooms, seminar rooms, toilets and storage area. Part of the facility will include a hardwood floor to facilitate sports such as basketball. The remainder will comprise artificial grass carpet suitable for sports such as GAA, soccer and rugby.“The interior of the dome will be illuminated by a number of LED/HED lights with a maximum lux of 300. No external lighting is proposed.”The school foresees the dome “significantly upgrading” PE classes.“In addition, it will be used by local clubs in the evening and weekends. The facility will be run by a non profit organisation known as Sportdome and the ownership of the facility will remain vested in the Siol Schools Trust. The life expectancy of the facility is 40 years.”In its appeal, the school trust said the facility was “much-needed” and that it was “consistent with a large sports venue, an essential part of any school campus”.In its decision, An Bord Pleanala gave the school the go-ahead to build the dome, subject to conditions.These include the dome closing at 10pm, noise being limited and the Dodder Valley area close to construction being marked a “sensitive ecological zone” and being protected through the construction. Jun 11th 2018, 6:10 AM last_img read more

Full video preview for tonight’s WWE Fastlane PPV, Live YouTube review of Fastlane tonight

first_img YouTube Summer Camps For Kids Full video preview for tonight’s WWE Fastlane PPVWWE has uploaded a special WWE Fastlane preview featuring hosts Renee Young and Cathy Kelley before the Smackdown-only PPV tonight in Columbus, Ohio.You can check it out below.Live YouTube review of Fastlane tonightJust a quick reminder that Wrestleview Live will return to YouTube tonight immediately following Fastlane. Make sure to subscribe to us on YouTube for the latest content! Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSyracuse University Offering ‘Unofficial Pop-up Class’ To Become A YouTube StarVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 43.70%0:02Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Syracuse University Offering ‘Unofficial Pop-up Class’ To Become A YouTube Star Facebook YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids Twitter Now Playing Up Next The AMA Sends A Warning To Google, Twitter, and Facebook Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next system.scripts.YouTube to pay fine for collecting data on kids WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Showlast_img read more

Oil prices dip on looming OPEC production rise

first_imgCrude oil prices fell in early trading on Friday as a looming rise in Middle East output may drag on the stronger markets seen in April, although falling U.S. production and a weakening dollar are still offering support.International benchmark Brent crude futures were trading at $47.69 per barrel at 0101 GMT, down almost half a dollar and a percentage point from their last close.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 19 cents at 45.46 a barrel.Both contracts remained near 2016 highs of $48.19 and $46.14 per barrel respectively, and WTI’s smaller fall was a result of declining U.S. crude output, traders said.Despite Friday’s dips, Brent and WTI are up almost a third from April troughs and are over 75 percent above their 2016 lows, lifted by falling output and a weaker dollar, which has fallen almost 6 percent against a basket of other leading currencies this year. That makes dollar-traded oil cheaper to buy for countries using other currencies at home, potentially spurring demand.”Moves in currency markets continue to be a big driver of commodity prices,” ANZ Bank said.”Another fall in the U.S. oil rig count points to further weakness in output.”But Deutsche Bank said that a looming rise in production by members of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) — with climbing Iranian output and following outages in Iraq, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates — could cap recent oil price rises.”A sustainable rise in OPEC production may be just around the corner, and … the rally may pause,” the bank said in a note to clients.”Maintenance in the UAE at fields is scheduled to end in April, implying a rise from current production of 2.73 million barrels per day (bpd) to the previous 2.91 million bpd production rate in May,” Deutsche said.For 2017, the bank said it expected to be around 33.1 million bpd, “with upside risks originating from Libya and Saudi Arabia, and downside risks from unplanned outages and spending cuts in Iraq”.last_img read more

The Exorcist could be this seasons scariest series

first_imgIt’s a season full of TV remakes, and so far, they’ve been all over the map. One turned out way better than it had any right to be (Lethal Weapon), while another somehow failed to live up to even the lowest expectations (MacGyver). So where on the spectrum does FOX’s TV adaptation of The Exorcist fall? While it isn’t without its flaws, it is thankfully closer to the Lethal Weapon side of the scale.When The Exorcist came out in 1973, it was widely considered the scariest movie of all time. It’s gruesome practical effects, grim atmosphere, and subliminal imagery created a terrifying experience that still holds up all these years later. You can imagine then, that adapting that to the small screen was no easy task. Fortunately for all involved, the new series mostly pulls it off.Promo image from FOX’s The Exorcist. (Photo via FOX)Rather than doing a straight remake and pulling the original characters into 2016, changes the setting and characters while remaining in the same world. That is one where demons routinely possess people. The story follows Father Tomas Ortega, a young, struggling priest in Chicago played by Alfonso Herrera. He forms a friendship with Angela Rance (Geena Davis) who is dealing with the fact that her husband, Henry (Alan Ruck) is rapidly losing himself to dementia. Her daughter Casey has also returned home from college, blaming herself for the death of a friend. Things aren’t going well for the Rance family.To top it off, Angela is convinced a demon is attacking her house. Things are being mysteriously moved around the house, and creepy voices emanate from the walls. Father Tomas doesn’t believe it until he has a series of recurring dreams where he sees a priest in Mexico named Father Marcus to perform an unsuccessful exorcism on a young boy. When an oddly lucid Henry tells him where to find Marcus, Tomas is convinced.The Exorcist absolutely nails its atmosphere. From the very opening scene, the new series perfectly captures the feel of the original movie. A building sense of dread pervades every scene. That’s partly thanks to the subtle, creepy score and partly thanks to the cast. Every actor gives a fantastic performance here. Especially Geena Davis, who in every scene barely hanging on to any semblance of control she can while her family is falling apart around her.Father Marcus (Ben Daniels) tries to perform an exorcism on a young boy. (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)There is no shortage of disturbing imagery here, either. From the face of the possessed boy in Mexico to the eyes of a much-too-friendly priest Father Tomas comes across, there were quite a few images that stuck with me long after the episode ended.Unfortunately, while there are some good, disturbing effects at work in this episode, there’s a lot of really bad CGI. While the original movie used practical effects that still look good, the TV show’s computer generated ones look dated even now. Some scenes look like they fell out of some long-cancelled Exorcist video game.It also has the same problem that plagues every show that tries to squeeze a two-hour movie into 40 minutes. Much of the build-up that made the movie so scary had to be sacrificed in the transition. Since they can’t go an entire pilot episode without a demonic possession, they rush through a few moments, leading to a somewhat poorly paced episode.It also led to one of the most baffling decisions of the episode. During one scene, Angela comes to Father Tomas to ask if he could check her house for demons. He initially brushes her off, but she convinces him to talk to her family. Since apparently, the producers didn’t want to go to commercial without some kind of jump scare, a crow flies through Tomas’s office window, impales itself on the broken glass and dies a slow, graphic and poorly animated death. It wasn’t scary, it wasn’t even disturbing, and even the show forgets about it as soon as the next scene begins.The CGI in The Exorcist could be improved. Or better yet, removed. (Photo: Screenshot via FOX)Thankfully, at least for now, the show’s atmosphere makes up for its flaws. The Exorcist has a ton of potential and now it’s up to them to make the most of it. The pilot ensured plenty of places for this series to go and I’m really looking forward to being scared out of my mind every Friday night. That is if the series can deliver.I’ll say one thing for it right now, though. Ending the episode with the possessed Casey smiling down at Father Tomas while the original music from 1973 kicks in was a brilliant move, and possibly the show’s creepiest moment. That music gives me chills every time.last_img read more

The Diplomat Beach Resort remains open and operational post Hurricane

first_imgThe Diplomat Beach ResortThe Diplomat Beach Resort remains open and operational post Hurricane IrmaWe are pleased to announce that The Diplomat Beach Resort remains open and operational.Its team and the city have worked diligently to clear the property and surrounding roadways of scattered debris to restore limited service operations as of Friday, September 15, 2017. The property will be fully operational, to include its 10 food and beverage outlets, as of Saturday, September 16, 2017.We are strong in Florida and the hotel is humbled by the selfless efforts of its team members, guests, first responders, local and state authorities and the entire community who have come together to help one another through this devastating storm.Early reports indicate that many businesses in the Hollywood area will be up and running by tomorrow. The hotel is happy to share that Gulfstream and Aventura Mall are accessible and select stores are already open for business. Both Miami International and Fort Lauderdale International airports are open and every day will add more flights to help visitors get to this great city. Cruise passengers are arriving and departing out of both Ports and local buses are operating as of Wednesday, September 13, 2017.The sun is shining in Florida and The Diplomat can assure you that they are open and ready to provide guests and groups with the hospitality you expect from not only Hilton hotels, but from the great people of the city of Hollywood, Florida. The hotel encourages guests to contact 1-800-HILTONS for the most updated information on cancellation policies for those hotels in the affected areas.On behalf of The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL., they’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing support in the wake of Hurricane Irma. They have received an outpouring of concern for their ambassadors and property, and they are truly grateful. Their hearts and thoughts continue to be with those impacted.For any immediate media inquiries, please email diplomat@taraink.com Source = The Diplomat Beach Resortlast_img read more

AK announces epic new voyage across the top of the world

first_imgA&K announces epic new voyage across the top of the worldA&K announces epic new voyage across the top of the worldLuxury purveyor of spectacular adventures Abercrombie & Kent has released an extraordinary new 48-day grand Arctic voyage from Norway’s Svalbard archipelago to Greenland, Iceland and through the Northwest Passage and the Canadian Arctic to Nome, Alaska. This sweeping expedition across the top of the world takes in five distinct Arctic regions on one all-encompassing adventure.The epic journey combines A&K’s three Arctic expeditionary cruises starting off in the Svalbard Islands, haven for the mighty polar bear and an abundance of rare wildlife. The remote and rarely-visited east coast of Greenland is a highlight with possible stops including Kaiser Franz Josef Fjords, Scoresby Sound and the Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit. There’s a private, behind-the-scenes tour at Iceland’s renowned Husavik Whale Museum, supported by A&K Philanthropy, before exploring Iceland’s western fjords and the glaciers and villages of Greenland. Tracing the steps of Erik the Red, ancient archaeological sites are visited and the faraway city of Nuuk, Greenland’s capital, provides the gateway to a captivating fjord system.From the west coast of Greenland, the journey crosses the Arctic Circle and begins its navigation of the legendary Northwest Passage following in the footsteps of pioneering polar explorers. Geological wonders abound too from the “Smoking Hills” of Franklin Bay to the dramatic Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with icebergs. The route may include Beechy Island, Franklin Camp, Fort Ross and Gjoa Haven and the rarely visited Yukon Territory is another highlight before the journey reaches its end in Nome, Alaska.A&K’s Expedition Team of accomplished, real-life explorers – ranging from award-winning scientists to habitat conservationists, historians and recipients of the prestigious Polar Medal – bring the voyage to life in a most extraordinary way. Guests can count on insight and guidance from an average of 20 A&K Expedition Team members every step of the way, with interactions that include adventurous Zodiac cruises, fascinating lectures, unforgettable wildlife encounters and stories best shared over meals. A&K’s dedicated photo coach is an integral part of the voyage, allowing guests to hone their skills with lectures and hands-on workshops for both experts and budding photographers alike, in one of the world’s most photogenic settings.By chartering the luxurious mega-yacht Le Boreal, A&K is able to limit guest capacity to 199, which not only allows unrestricted access to landing sites prohibited to larger vessels, but also affords an intimate staff-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.3, as well as a private balcony in every stateroom and suite. The voyage is all-inclusive, featuring arrival and departure transfers, gratuities and bar drinks, in addition to complimentary Wi-Fi and Traveller’s Valet® laundry service – exclusive A&K amenities.A fresh menu inspired by France’s culinary heritage encompasses everything from lavish multi-course dinners and international buffets to carefully-selected cheeses and freshly-baked pastries that rival those found in Paris. With a choice of restaurants, no formal evenings, and 24-hour room service, guests have the flexibility to dine when and where they wish.To ensure travellers have all the gear they need for their polar voyage (and not use up valuable luggage space), A&K provides a custom expedition parka, backpack and water bottle. Guests also enjoy complimentary use of boots, waterproof pants and trekking poles, all of which are delivered to staterooms, courtesy of A&K’s exclusive concierge service.Special OfferA&K’s 48 day Grand Arctic Voyage sails 31 July – 16 September 2020. Book early and save $9,130 per person. Prices start from $82,290 (was $91,420) per person twin share. Single supplement starts from $67,490.This Special Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. To book your A&K itinerary today or to enquire further please contact Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 590 317 or visit www.abercrombiekent.com.auAbercrombie & Kent is the world’s leading luxury travel business.  Founded as a luxury safari company in Africa in 1962, A&K has grown into a respected international travel company employing over 3000 staff in more than 100 countries. A&K organises private, tailored and escorted travel to every corner of the globe and has a wholly owned portfolio of cruise boats, luxury lodges, tented camps, hotels, and all-terrain vehicles. As part of its global commitment, A&K Australia brings a wealth of expertise, experience and attention to detail to any travel arrangements. Whether travelling solo, as a couple, with a family or in an escorted group, A&K is expert in providing luxury, experiential and memorable travel experiences. Abercrombie & Kent. Inspiring Experiences.Source = Abercrombie & Kentlast_img read more

Home Prices Soaring Toward Peak Levels

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first_imgDecember 19, 2013This continues our report of renovation of the East Foundry Apartment and surrounding landscape.The first layer of concrete has been has been poured into the trench around the outer wall of the back porch.[photo and text by Sue Kirsch]The rock wall between the foundry apartment and the Colly Garden is rebuilt.[photo by Sue Kirsch]Here we are above the same rockwall and can see a trench that was dug around the back of upper rim of this rock wall.[photo by Sue Kirsch]The area around the olive tree has been raised and shored up with a small rockwall. This makes a deep bed to hold the moisture from watering.[photo by Colleen Connery]Plumbing has been exposed for rework.[photo by Sue Kirsch]The crew has started on the form work and and rebar for a new top level of the steps to the back entry of the east foundry apartment and also the back of the planter.More about this in upcoming reports.last_img read more

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lie to the antivaxxers’ claim that vaccine ingredients and potential side effects are a dark secret closely held by a big-government and big-pharma cabal) Of all of the ingredients in common vaccines it’s the metals that get the antivaxxers most exercised specifically thimerosal and aluminum Thimerosal is the real boogeyman since it is a form of mercury a known neurotoxin But the key word here is form of mercury and not all forms are equal As the World Health Organization makes clear it is methyl mercury that is the one that causes problems since it tends to linger in the bodywith a half-life of six weeksand it collects in tissues Ethyl mercury is the kind that’s used as a preservative in a small minority of vaccines mostly flu and a few multidose formulations and is a whole different chemical beast It’s processed in the gut which means it moves through and out of the system quickly with a half-life of less than a week It is used in exceedingly small quantities in the vaccines in which it is found and despite all the scare stories there has never been any scientific evidence at all that it causes harm “Just because something in large quantities is bad for you doesn’t mean something in small quantities is” says Dr Jeffrey Weiser chair of the Department of Microbiology at the New York University Medical School What’s more we’d be a lot poorer without thimerosal’s presence in the vaccines that need it That lesson was learned early and painfully in 1928 when a dozen children in the Australian town of Bundaberg were killed by a diphtheria vaccine that had been infected with staph The answer wasn’t to quit vaccinating of the 125000 children born in Australia each year at that time 500 died of diphtheria but to make the vaccines sterile and safe “Maintaining sterility in vaccines is important and that’s why thimerosal is included” says Weiser Aluminum is even less of a cause for worry It’s included in vaccines as an adjuvant or immune-system stimulant and if you want to avoid the metal entirely well you’ve kind of come to the wrong planet Aluminum is abundant in the environment it’s common in food preparation and it has a low toxicity even in large amounts As long as your diet doesn’t include eating a complete roll of foil every now and again you’re probably fine The biggest nonmetal monsters on the antivaxxers’ enemies list are formaldehyde and formalin In fairness neither one sounds terribly baby-friendly but how they sound and what they actually do are entirely different The only thing either formaldehyde or formalin kill in a vaccine is the virus that’s used to trigger the immune reaction in the first place The concentration that’s left after the vaccine is fully processed is vanishingly small and utterly harmless as billions of shots administered since Jonas Salk perfected the killed-virus polio vaccine in 1955 have proved As for the other chemical baddies Nearly every one of them has at least some analog in food in the environment in infant formula even in breast milk Many of them too would be dangerous even deadly if administered in isolation or in massive quantities which is exactly why there is not a vaccine that has ever been made that does either of those things The side effects listed in vaccine package inserts make for even scarier reading than the ingredients list But here too we need to get smarter and in this case you’d think we’d be inured to such things by now The list of often lethal side effects that may be caused by some prescription drugs has become little more than the Muzak of pharmaceutical commercials something that buzzes around you but that you have long since quit noticing The reason for the disclosure in both cases is simple: if a possible side effect to a drug has so much as been observed no matter how infrequently and no matter the absence of any established causation it must be included in the warnings list In some cases the side effects are real Just as people taking statins may indeed experience insomnia a vaccinated baby may indeed become briefly feverish or fussy (The CDC has a complete list of all risks associated with all vaccines with odds and explanations included) But much of the time mentioning a side effect at all is less about warning people of a real risk and more about checking off a regulatory box “If you look at huge populations of children and adults receiving these vaccines” says Weiser “there just have not been significant problems” None of that will stop the antivax crowd from claiming otherwise or seeing conspiracies where none exist It is only when a real problem occurs when an unvaccinated child comes down with a preventable disease that too many of them listen And by then it’s too late Write to Jeffrey Kluger at jeffrey_kluger@timemagazinecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsIt leaves a gruesome legacy of forced abortions and sterilizations infanticide and a ruinous demographic imbalance But now historys biggest social engineering experiment Chinas One-Child Policy since 2016 loosened to the Two-Child Policy appears destined for the scrapheap On Monday Chinas state-run Procuratorate Daily revealed that "family planning" has been scrubbed from a draft civil code being deliberated by top lawmakers mindful of Chinas ticking demographic time bomb By 2050 330 million Chinese will be over 65 with dire consequences for the worlds number two economy "Its long overdue" says Prof Gu Baochang a demographer at Beijings Renmin University of the looming end to almost four decades of birth controls "We first proposed getting rid of the One-Child policy in 2000 If we started earlier then it would have been easier to address the problem" China first officially limited the number of children women could bear in 1979 though its leaders had encouraged its people to reduce family sizes even earlier wary of millions more mouths to feed As a result an average of six babies per woman in the late 1960s shrunk to around 157 today (An average of 21 is required to maintain a population) But few believe now abolishing family planning will address entrenched demographic problems Moving from the One-Child to Two-Child Policy at the end of 2015 made little difference to the birth rate In fact after an 8% reactionary bump in 2016 mainly women whod waited for years for the opportunity to have a second child it then fell 35% in 2017 Read More: China Abandons One-Child Rule As Its Population Ages and Men Outnumber Women "In terms of freedoms its fantastic if they finally lift the restrictions" says Therese Hesketh professor of Global Health at University College London "But whether it have much effect on the birthrate I just dont know" Many young Chinese today reject wedlock altogether Marriage registrations have declined annually since 2013; the number of divorces has climbed every year since 2012 Soaring living and education costs mean many Chinese balk at the thought of having more children especially as few have experienced large families themselves "Financially its just not possible for us to have any more children" says Beijing dad-of-two Liu Minwei who works 12 hours a day as a software engineer "My mother already has to help take care of our kids And we are all exhausted" In addition a preference for male heirs and selective abortions has foisted one of the worlds worst gender imbalances In rural China it’s still possible to see slogans painted on walls to remind the peasantry "its illegal to drown your daughters" Still China today has 34 million more men than women By 2020 there will be 24 million Chinese men of marrying age unable to find a wife Parents desperate to find partners for their unmarried sons and daughters come to People’s Park in Shanghai every weekend to post advertisements describing the desirable traits of their children Dave Cole—Penn State University/MCT/Getty Images Consequences are legion: besides widespread and crushing loneliness the gender imbalance reduces consumption causes real estate bubbles and correlates with spikes in violent crime trafficking and prostitution In Tianmen Village in central Hubei province the gender disparity is 176:100 meaning one in three men cannot find a bride writes Leftover in China author Roseann Lake In some places writes Lake ostentatious house extensions with a forest of lightning rods are de rigueur for families looking to marry off a son Across China theres a boom of foot-massage and karaoke parlors and other ways to replicate fleeting intimacy The gender imbalance can be seen in Chinas live-streaming phenomenon whereby pretty young women can earn six-figure salaries by sharing the unvarnished humdrum of their lives to lonely men Meanwhile "love schools" teach fretful bachelors how to bag a bride Parents worried about their retirement congregate in public parks to match up unwed sons and daughters There are fake boy and girlfriends who accompany singletons on family outings for a price just to quell incessant parental nagging But there are more nefarious consequences An increasing number of Chinese men buy brides from around Chinas periphery such as Laos Vietnam and Myanmar In ethnic Hmong villages around the Vietnamese town of Sapa virtually every family knows a girl whom has been snatched usually after being groomed on social media reports The UK Guardians Kate Hodal Paradoxically nixing birth restrictions could also stand to negatively impact Chinese women While the One Child Policy was responsible for 30 million "lost" female babies and fetuses the girls who survived were empowered with hitherto unseen resources not to mention opportunities for higher education and careers beyond Read More: The Legacy of Chinas One-Child Policy Today despite the gender imbalance there are more female than male students at Chinese universities 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