Finally finished: Cavs-Celtics modify, complete big trade

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Concerned with medical findings after looking at Thomas’ injured right hip, the Cavs have negotiated another draft pick from Boston to compete the mega-deal that stalled, the teams announced in a joint statement early Thursday.The teams modified the original deal and Cleveland will also get a second-round pick in 2020 from the Celtics, a pick it acquired from Miami.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The trade is now complete,” the teams said in their statement.After days of uncertainty, both sides can move forward toward a 2017 season that will start with the Cavs hosting the Celtics on Oct. 17. After the teams finalize the deal with the league, the Cavs are expected to formally announce a trade that officially ends Irving’s star-crossed tenure in Cleveland.The former No. 1 overall pick grew into one of the NBA’s biggest stars with the Cavs, and he’ll always be remembered for making the go-ahead 3-pointer over Golden State’s Stephen Curry in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals when Cleveland won the title — the city’s first major pro sports championship since 1964.But while he was adored by Cleveland fans, Irving struggled playing in the shadow of LeBron James, and shortly after the Cavs were beaten in this year’s Finals by the Warriors, a disgruntled Irving demanded a trade.He’s joining a Boston team that has been chasing Cleveland in recent years, and he’ll play alongside Gordon Hayward, signed as a free agent by the Celtics this summer.Thomas’ future is not as certain. The 5-foot-8 playmaker was beloved in Boston, but he’ll have to share the stage in Cleveland in a supporting role to James. Thomas is in the final year of his contract and could end up sharing playing time with newly signed Cavs guard Derrick Rose.And, of course, there’s always drama surrounding James, who will try to make his eighth straight Finals before possibly opting out of his contract next summer and hitting the free-agent market again.If he leaves, the Cavs have the first-round pick — maybe even the top pick overall — they got from Boston to help them rebuild.But that’s next summer. For the moment, this chaotic one has finally calmed down. View comments Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)CLEVELAND — The blockbuster trade, delayed and in jeopardy of dying, is done: Kyrie Irving is headed to the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas is coming to the Cavaliers and the NBA can take a well-earned, late-summer break.For a minute.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The teams had a deadline of 10 a.m. Thursday to agree on the trade, which was prompted by Irving demanded to be dealt in July. New Cavs general manager Koby Altman pulled it off by sending the team’s second-best player to the Celtics for Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and an unconditional first-round pick next year.The Cavs had balked at pushing the Aug. 22 trade through last week after Thomas underwent a physical. He tore a labrum last season in the playoffs against Cleveland, and it’s possible he might not be ready for the start of the season.On Tuesday, Thomas told ESPN he is “not damaged” and believes he will return to All-Star form.“There’s never been an indication that I wouldn’t be back, and there’s never been an indication that this is something messing up my career,” Thomas said. “Maybe I am not going to be back as soon this season as everyone wants me to be, but I’m going to be back, and I’m going to be the same player again. No doctor has told me anything different than that.”Thomas decided not to have surgery and has been rehabbing his hip this summer.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Spurs overcome big night from Jokic to force game 7 vs Nuggets

first_imgThe Spurs needed the win to continue the series after a listless performance in a 108-90 loss in Denver on Tuesday in which the Nuggets led by as many as 30 points.San Antonio surged to a 34-24 lead by shooting 67 percent from the field in the first quarter while Denver missed all seven of its 3-point attempts.Jokic kept the Nuggets in the game in the third quarter, scoring 17 points on 8-for-9 shooting.San Antonio went on a 22-4 run to open the fourth quarter to take command.Jamal Murray added 16 points and Gary Harris had 14 points for the Nuggets.TIP-INSNuggets: The Nuggets have advanced beyond the first round in eight of 16 previous postseason appearances. Their previous advancement was 2009 when they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. … Denver has used a nine-player rotation during the series. Juancho Hernangomez, Trey Lyles and Jarred Vanderbilt have played a combined 18 minutes in the series. Isaiah Thomas is active but has not played. …Spurs: San Antonio is 23-9 against Denver in seven postseason matchups. The Nuggets’ lone series win over the Spurs came in the opening round of the 1985 playoffs. … It was Popovich’s 283rd postseason game, moving him past Pat Riley for second-most playoff games coached. Former Bulls and Lakers coach Phil Jackson tops the list with 333 career postseason games coached. … San Antonio surpassed 40,000 postseason points in franchise history, joining the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers as the only franchises to surpass that figure.ILLEGAL?Malone is curious to see how Murray was injured on a screen by Poeltl in the third quarter. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The young Nuggets have to ponder that after a strong effort wasn’t enough in Game 6.Denver dominated the paint, outscoring San Antonio 72 to 36, but the Nuggets were 8 for 31 outside the paint. The Spurs were 4 for 9 on 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help overcome Jokic’s output.“He played great tonight, he did his thing, that’s for sure,” San Antonio center Jakob Poeltl said. “But I think we answered that with a team effort we had a lot of guys coming in and putting up big points and contributing in different ways.”The Spurs had five players score in double figures, including a series-high 19 points from Rudy Gay. Every San Antonio starter shot 50 percent from the field and, for the first time in the series, the Spurs’ bench outscored the Nuggets’, 36-13.“We had a lot of people participate tonight,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “Lot of people came and had good games. I think the Nuggets have had that pretty regularly and we had that tonight, so, that was great to see.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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He returned after the timeout and promptly drained a jumper.Malone said the Spurs have set illegal screens during the series, video of which he has sent to the league.“The response from the league has been that we’re right, but for some reason they don’t catch them during the game,” Malone said. “I’ll have to watch that play, obviously. Jamal got taken out on that play. I don’t know if it was dirty or not. I don’t think Jakob Poeltl is a dirty player, I really don’t, but I have to watch the film to see how that happened and how Jamal went down with that injury.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “They’ve been great at throwing a punch at us and running away with it,” DeRozan said. “We tried to sustain that and understand whatever they do we have to match it, be more aggressive, understand we have to keep our rhythm, being aggressive on both ends and we did that.”Jokic scored 27 of his 43 points in the second half to post the third highest point total this postseason behind the 50 by Portland’s Damian Lillard and 45 from Golden State’s Kevin Durant. Jokic also finished with 12 rebounds and nine assists to fall an assist shy of his second triple double of the series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGame 7 is Saturday in Denver, where the Nuggets had the league’s best home record during the regular season. The winner will face Portland.“I don’t know, it’s my first Game 7,” Jokic said when asked what he expected in the finale. “It’s probably going to be even tougher than this one.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LeBron James’ new Lakers jersey supplants Curry’s as NBA’s top seller Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) celebrates a score against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 120-103. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan helped San Antonio overcome a huge effort by Nikola Jokic and force a Game 7 against Denver.Aldridge scored 26 points and DeRozan added 25 to help the Spurs beat the Nuggets 120-103 on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Child Ambassadors: Safeguarding the Welfare of Abused Children

first_imgEducating young Jamaicans about child abuse and the course of action to be taken to address this, while helping children who may be suffering in silence, are some of the objectives of the newly established volunteer Child Ambassadors initiative of the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR).Launched in 2012, the programme is one of the OCR’s main initiatives aimed at involving more youngsters in the fight against child abuse.Currently, there are nine child ambassadors, who were selected from across the island six months ago and presented with their instruments of appointments by Youth and Culture Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna. They will serve for one year. One of the ambassadors, St. Andrew High School student, Ashlie Barrett, has high praises for the concept.“So far the programme has been excellent (and) it has been great experience. We have had a lot of exposure,” she tells JIS News.Miss Barrett says her love for other children led her to joining the programme, noting that children “are our most important investment in this country because they are our future.”Registrar of the OCR Greig Smith, says prior to being appointed, the ambassadors participated in several workshops and training programmes at the agency’s head office, in KingstonHe explains that they learned about the importance of children’s agencies and how they, on their roles as ambassadors, can interface children within their communities and schools, as well as their peers.Mr. Smith tells JIS News that they are expected to encourage children who they know have been or suspect of being abused, to make reports to the OCR.“They can now educate their peers at devotions, educate parents at Parent/Teachers Association (PTA) meetings on what they need to do if they suspect or know of cases of child abuse,” he points out.Miss Barrett says she has endeavoured to heighten the level of awareness by distributing flyers and brochures at her school, and sharing information garnered at the training sessions.“I am planning to initiate a club. But right now what I am doing is handing out some flyers and informing my fellow class mates as well as members of the school population (on) what the OCR is about. I tell them not to be afraid, (but) to speak up against child abuse of any form,” she points out.The young ambassador notes that her peers’ interest is often piqued whenever mention is made of the $500,000 fine which failure to report knowledge of child abuse, attracts.Being an Ambassador has not sidetracked Miss Barrett from her studies. In fact, she indicates that she is currently preparing to sit this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE).She points out that she has successfully maintained a balance between her duties as an ambassador and school work. This, while disseminating useful information on how to deal with child abuse to her peers, through the social media networks.“When I have free time, I put my efforts towards being an ambassador and really representing the OCR as much as I can. I’ve been spreading the word on Facebook and other social network,” she says.While noting that she is yet to encounter any case of child abuse, Miss Barrett informs that persons have advised her of such occurrences.“Students have been coming to me to say that they know of cases and I have been trying to get information. I’m in the process of collecting (more information) before making a report to the OCR,” she discloses.Other Child Ambassadors have welcomed their appointments and are committing to doing everything possible to make a difference in the lives of youngsters who have experienced abuse.“I saw being a Child Ambassador as a chance to bring about a change and I think the OCR has given me the opportunity to do just that. I will make it my priority to see (that) our nation’s children cared for in the best way possible,” student of Glenmuir High School in Clarendon and Ambassador for Region 6, Tasheka Nevers, says.Saran Wilson of Westwood High School in Trelawny and Ambassador for Region 3, points out that:  “I chose to become a Child Ambassador for the OCR as I believe that all children should be encouraged to express themselves, as they are usually undermined in society.”The other ambassadors appointed are: Robyn Boyd of Marymount High School, St. Mary; Moesha Allen, Maud McLeod High School, Westmoreland; Deandra Goss, Hampton High School, St. Elizabeth; Francesco Wilkie, Pembroke Hall High School, St. Andrew; Brandon Blythe, Petersville All Age School, Westmoreland; and Xaundre Mohansingh, Glenmuir High School.Since receiving their instruments of appointments, seven of the ambassadors have been formally introduced to their respective institutions through school tours organized by the OCR. These tours will eventually be rolled out to other schools across the island, and will also be used by the agency to launch the OCR Clubs in Schools initiative. CONTACT: ELAINE HARTMAN-RECKFORDlast_img read more

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Finnlines to Stretch Two More Ships

first_imgzoom Finish RoRo operator Finnlines, part of Grimaldi Group, has decided to lengthen two additional vessels within its EUR 70 million Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction Investment Program.The program saw the lengthening of four vessels launched in 2017, with an option for two more.The first two vessels, MS Finntide and MS Finnwave, have already been operating in their extended length.The lengthening of MS Finnsky and MS Finnsun is expected to complete by the end of May 2018, while the final two vessels, MS Finnbreeze and MS Finnsea, are set to be stretched in September and December 2018.Each lengthened vessel features 217.7 metres in length and a capacity of around 4,200 lane metres, resulting in 30 pct capacity boost.“These two lengthened vessels in addition to the previous four, will help us meet increased demand and enable us to serve our customers more efficiently. One of our strategic decisions is to focus on improving our operational performance. This investment is also in line with sustainable development: by increasing our energy efficiency further we will contribute to reducing emissions per transported tonne,” Tom Pippingsköld, CFO of Finnlines, said.The growing volumes and market demand have seen Finnlines sign a letter of intent for the construction of three new 7,300 lane metre ro-ro vessels, as revealed in February.Further details on the potential order are yet to be informed by the company.last_img read more

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Are sandbags effective A look at the popular floodprevention tool

first_imgWHAT CAN MAKE SANDBAGS MORE EFFECTIVE?The federal government’s guide to reducing flood damage contains numerous tips for effective sandbag deployment. It suggests digging a trench to support the sandbag dike, as well as covering it with some form of plastic sheeting to further limit its permeability. Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency and other municipal sites urge users not to fill homemade sandbags up beyond the halfway point and to ensure they overlap one another as the dike is built. Blatz echoed that advice and stressed the importance of tamping bags down with one’s feet to further compact the sand inside. For centuries, residents of flood-prone areas have looked to sandbags to stave off rising waters. Flood management experts say that while it’s easy to understand why sandbags have become the first line of defence, they may not necessarily be the best one. Here’s a look at sandbags and their effectiveness: DO SANDBAGS WORK AS FLOOD-PREVENTION TOOLS?It depends entirely on the type of flood. Tamsin Lyle, principle engineer at British Columbia-based flood management company Ebbwater Consulting, said sandbags can be very effective in situations where they won’t have prolonged exposure to water. Examples she cited include flash floods or holding off ocean waves that only reach impacted areas at high tide. But Lyle said sandbags lose much of their value once they become saturated with water, making them relatively ineffective in prolonged floods such as those currently unfolding in much of eastern Canada. WHY ARE SANDBAGS SO POPULAR?  Lyle said the primary benefits of sandbags lie in their low cost and ease of use. Nearly anyone armed with a shovel and the right materials can construct a temporary flood barrier for next to nothing, she said, adding that pre-filled sandbags can also be stockpiled at home with relative ease. According to the Water Security Agency of Saskatchewan, optimal materials include burlap or plastic sacs filled with relatively heavy rather than gravelly soil. These factors, Lyle said, confer other “intangible benefits” that contribute to the sandbag’s popularity. “It makes people feel like they’re doing something,” Lyle said of filling and deploying the barriers. “It brings communities together. You feel like you’re fighting the flood.”center_img WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES?In addition to their lack of durability in longer-term flood conditions, Lyle said sandbags can easily spring leaks if not assembled or deployed properly. James Blatz, a University of Manitoba civil engineering professor who studied the effectiveness of sandbags, said their drawbacks become even more evident once floodwaters have receded. The bags are generally made of materials that are not resistant to UV rays, ensuring they degrade quickly. Once sand contaminated by dirty floodwaters are added to the mix, Blatz said the result is a single-use product that quickly makes its way to the landfill. He recognizes, however, that these disadvantages won’t carry much weight for people in the midst of a flooding crisis. “When there’s a flood happening, you don’t have time to sit and chat with the academics,” he said. “You put whatever you can in front of the water and do your best.” ARE THERE ALTERNATIVES TO SANDBAGS THAT MIGHT WORK BETTER?Yes, there are several, though they can’t be deployed for the same low cost as sandbags. Lyle said an increasingly popular option is a sort of large rubber tube known as an aquadam that fills up with floodwater and creates a barrier in the process. Another option gaining popularity in Europe, she said, involves sets of interlocking blocks that can be stored in off-seasons and assembled between pillars installed outside a home. Lyle said both tools outperform sandbags, adding they also have the advantage of being reusable. But she said a crucial part of flood prevention involves governments and municipal planners being more proactive in ensuring communities are ready to react if floodwaters rise.Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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OPP Aboriginal unit fell under sway of Six Nations in Caledonia book

first_imgBy Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsAn Ontario Provincial Police unit created to deal with First Nations protests and blockades developed “Stockholm syndrome” with the leaders behind the Six Nations land seizure of a residential development in Caledonia, Ont., a new book claims.The recently released book, called Helpless, Caledonia’s nightmare of fear and anarchy and how the law failed all of us, was written by Globe and Mail columnist Christie Blatchford.The book focuses primarily on the lives of Caledonia residents who were caught in the middle of an escalating land claims battle between the Iroquois of Six Nations and the federal government that dates back 200 years and was even a file on the desk of Canada’s first prime minister.Blatchford’s Caledonia book aims to prove that the OPP administered “two-tiered justice” that treated the First Nations protestors more favourably than the non-Aboriginal Canadians caught in the cross-fire.The book relates stories from Caledonia residents who say they felt abandoned by the police who did little when non-Aboriginal locals faced harassment and threats from Six Nations protestors, had their cars sabotaged or rocks thrown at their homes. Caledonia residents also recounted how they felt that the police treated the non-Aboriginal residents who were simply trying to protect their property and lives like criminals.Blatchford also delves into the workings of the Aboriginal Relations Team (ART), a special OPP unit created in 2004 in response to the shooting of Dudley George at Ipperwash Provincial Park in 1995. Quoting unnamed and named OPP sources, Blatchford paints a picture of an ineffectual unit that appeared to have fallen under the sway of Six Nations leaders.The Caledonia crisis exploded after the OPP botched a raid in April 2006 on Douglas Creek Estates (DCE), a nascent residential development on long-claimed land that was seized by Six Nations residents.The ART team was led at the time of the Caledonia uprising by Dudley George’s cousin, Superintendant Ron (Spike) George, who was the head of Aboriginal Issues, Operations for the OPP.Blatchford wrote that frontline OPP officers were beginning to wonder which side the ART team was on.According to Blatchford, ART initially relied on four “contacts” from Six Nations and they included Dick Hill, Clyde Powless, Jesse Porter and Janie Jamieson, who was one of the original protestors to march onto DCE.Blatchford writes that in the first years of the Caledonia crisis, George and the ART would check any planned DCE-related OPP operation with Hill.“The OPP was essentially seeking the permission of the occupiers before taking any law-enforcement action,” writes Blatchford.Blatchford also quotes a “well-regarded OPP officer” who says Hill vetoed numerous OPP operations.“‘The answer was always the same: ‘If we do this there will be a huge backlash, rising tensions and the natives will have 200 men here at sunrise blocking roads,” this officer says. ‘So every operation was stood down.’”Blatchford writes that George fell “into a posture of trying to please or appease (Hill)” and traces it back to the initial encounter between Hill and George and the discussion of an ancient battle between the Iroquois and Ojibway.“(Hill) is alleged to have made a disparaging remark about his tribe (Iroquois) having routed George’s (Ojibway), and (Hill) said, ‘We kicked your ass hundreds of years ago, and I’ll be fucked if I negotiate with you.’”Blatchford quotes former Windspeaker reporter Paul Barnsley, and now the head of APTN’s investigative unit, to describe Hill as a “Warrior Society member.”Hill could not be reached for comment.Quoting Karl Walsh, the OPP’s union head, Blatchford writes that the ART had developed “Stockholm syndrome” as a result of working too closely with the key players from Six Nations.Stockholm syndrome is a term usually used to describe what happens to hostages who begin to empathize with their captors after a long period of captivity.“‘(Walsh) kept hearing that the ART members were ‘talking to, cavorting with, drinking with , eating with, getting subject to Stockholm syndrome with’ the occupiers and their leaders,” writes Blatchford.Blatchford also writes that “OPP members were also hearing reports of the ART becoming too tight with some of the less savoury characters” of the Six Nations land seizure and that the unit was withholding key intelligence from other OPP units.ART’s actions defended by OPPThe ART no longer exists, but it became a model for the existing provincial liaison team program created to deal with all major events, including First Nations issues, dignitary visits and other situations where there is a high potential for conflict, said OPP spokesman Insp. Dave Ross.Ross said the unit’s work in building ties to the Six Nations leadership actually “minimized the potential for violence and bloodshed in a very trying” situation.“They did admirably well in that situation in building that trust and relationship that allows that dialogue to happen when we get to serious incidents,” said Ross.Ross dismissed the allegations of two-tiered justice, saying that the OPP laid a total of 162 charges against 69 people in relation to incidents in and around the seized DCE territory. He said about 46 OPP officers were injured trying to keep the peace.“It is a difficult and complex matter,” said Ross. “Our primary role is to prevent violence and keep the peace.”Those who study and have policed conflicts between First Nations communities and the Canadian state say the OPP was caught in the middle of a volatile and political conflict that they had no ability to solve.A security source, who requested anonymity, but was involved in the early days of Caledonia, Ipperwash and with policing the Mohawk Warrior Society, said that the Oka crisis, the Gustafson Lake conflict and Ipperwash all weighed heavily on the decisions of the OPP. The source defended the actions of George and the ART.“The ART were really trying to embed themselves with the people in the community and the people involved in the disputes,” said the source. “What happened during Oka and Ipperwash was that communication breaks down and if you don’t know the players and they don’t know you, how do you build it? You can’t build a house when it’s burning down.”The source said that the Six Nations leadership was also trying control a “few hotheads” within its ranks.“Sometimes that is hard to do without inflaming things,” the source said.The source said the OPP were facing a well-financed group that had widespread community support. There was no easy way for police to dislodge Six Nations from the DCE site so they had to adjust their response accordingly.“Whenever you attach emotion and history to a situation, don’t expect a quick resolution and don’t think that force is going to resolve it.”The people who lived near the conflict zone became victims of historical and political forces far outside their control, said the source.“When you are standing in the middle of a fire, whether you put yourself there, or someone else put you there, you are going to get burned a little, it is going to be tough.”Queen’s University military studies professor Douglas Bland says police forces in general are not equipped to deal with conflicts involving First Nations and land claims.A situation like Caledonia cannot be treated purely as a criminal matter because it carries heavy political and historical baggage often involving a whole community, Bland said. Police in these situations have to act more like UN Peacekeepers because things could easily spread across the country.“The police are barely trained to deal with these kinds of things and they don’t like to deal with these kinds of things,” said Bland, who recently wrote a novel on a fictitious Indigenous revolt. “The thing that you hope to do in these peacekeeping missions is to settle everybody down and put out the immediate fires and get reasonable members of both communities to sit down and sort things out…a bar fight, they can sort out, but a community in uproar, they can’t deal with it, and anyway, that is not their business.”He said police are forced to make stark choices when it comes to keeping a lid on these sorts of situations.“(The OPP) didn’t want this local situation to explode in their face where they couldn’t control it and they were willing to tolerate the discomfort of the Canadians who had settled on what was reserve land rather than try and force the Six Nations people to give up that,” said Bland. “(The OPP) were more willing to take the heat from citizens who took them to court and lost their houses because they knew they would be compensated, rather than get into a fight with people on the reserve, who were armed and no one knew where that would go.”last_img read more

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Family of dead Labrador teen wants meeting with Penashue

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe family of Burton Winters is still searching for answers.Winters, 14, from Makkovik, Labrador, went missing two weeks ago.His body was found four days later.Now a mother is trying to discover why search and rescue officials didn’t do more to find the boy.APTN National News reporter Taryn Della has this story from Halifax.last_img

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Bill Murray Moroccan Actors Couldnt Attend Marrakech Film Festival Over Tuxedo

Marrakech – American actor and comedian Bill Murray said on Friday that Moroccan amateur actors he worked with on the film “Rock the Kasbah” could not attend the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival simply because “they do not own a tuxedo.”After delivering a strong and moving message in French about the terrorist attacks in Paris, the American actor said he was happy to be back to Morocco, and met with his friends Jamal, Mohammed, and Abdul, with whom he worked on Rock the Kasbah, filmed in Morocco a year and half ago and released last month.“I am going to interrupt these serious remarks by saying: I am really happy to be back here in Morocco and see my friends Jamal, Mohammed, and Abdul with whom I worked on the film.” “They could not have been here this evening because they do not own a tuxedo.”Murray was among those who received a special honor for his lengthy career in film at Morocco’s Film Festival.Murray expressed his thanks to the King of Morocco, the organizers of the festival, and the Moroccan people.“I love Morocco,” he said.According to the organizers of the festival, “Fifteen feature films celebrating youth and diversity are vying for the Golden Star. They will be judged by an internationally-recognized jury, chaired by famous American director Francis Ford Coppola.”During the eight days of the festival, 93 films from 33 countries will be screened in all sections in this year’s session dedicated to the celebration of Canadian cinema. read more

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Canadian light oil prices hit with the same discounts crushing oilsands prices

CALGARY — The same factors that have inflated the discount paid for Canadian oilsands heavy crude compared with U.S. oil are also driving a substantial rise in the discount for light Canadian oil.Accounting firm Deloitte says in a report that the difference between New York-traded West Texas Intermediate and Edmonton Light oil prices widened to US$7.32 per barrel in January, an 86 per cent increase over the average of US$3.93 per barrel in the fourth quarter of last year.Deloitte partner Andrew Botterill says the lower relative pricing for Canadian crude is partly caused by pipeline capacity constraints as oil production rises in Canada. A key conduit to the U.S. market, TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone pipeline, remains at lower capacity following a leak in November.‘Who would’ve done that?’: Capacity crunch forces desperate gas producers to sign 100-year deals with TransCanadaCanada’s crude-by-rail terminals sitting idle amid locomotive shortage as oil glut growsCanadian crude just found a new way to Asia — no pipeline necessaryHe says there’s also less room for Canadian crude in American refineries, which are running at a 13-year high of more than 90 per cent of capacity, because of strong U.S. crude oil production in 2017.Deloitte predicts that Canadian price differentials will start to return to historic norms as the new Sturgeon Refinery northeast of Edmonton ramps up production this year, soaking up some of Alberta’s oilsands crude surplus, and as more refinery room becomes available in the U.S.It adds that the Alberta government’s recent initiatives to encourage building partial upgrading facilities for oilsands crude, if successful, will also help free up more export pipeline room.About 850,000 barrels per day of Canada’s oil production is conventional light oil — the rest of the 4.5 million bpd total is oilsands bitumen and conventional heavy oil. read more

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Oil prices barely budge lower World Bank forecast offsets dip in US

The price of oil bounced around before finishing with a slight gain Wednesday. U.S. supplies declined more than expected, but a reduction in the World Bank’s estimate of global economic growth raised concerns about demand.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for July delivery rose five cents to US$104.40 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Brent crude, the benchmark for international varieties, gained 43 cents to US$109.95 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London amid increased tensions in Iraq.The U.S. Energy Department reported that oil supplies fell by 2.6 million barrels in the week ended June 6. Analysts had expected a decline of 1.2 million barrels, according to a survey of analysts by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos.The World Bank downgraded its forecast for the global economy this year, citing a bitter American winter and the political crisis in Ukraine. It now estimates growth of 2.8 per cent, down from a previous estimate of 3.2 per cent.Geopolitical risks for energy markets were reinforced by al-Qaida inspired militants overrunning much of the Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday. Mosul is in an area that is usually — though not currently — a major gateway for Iraqi oil.In other energy futures trading on Nymex, wholesale gasoline rose three cents to US$3 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres), heating oil added two cents to US$2.90 a gallon and natural gas slipped two cents to US$4.51 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS), (TSX:CVE) by The Associated Press Posted Jun 11, 2014 1:55 pm MDT Oil prices barely budge; lower World Bank forecast offsets dip in U.S. supplies AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Football Ohio State molds offense to best suit Dwayne Haskins

Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) catches a snap in the second quarter of the game against Rutgers on Sept. 8. Ohio State won 52-3. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorWhen recruiting high school players to come to Ohio State, head coach Urban Meyer said he does not try and find players that fit the offense the team runs. For Meyer, it’s the opposite. It’s finding the best talent and molding the offense around particular players. With that, Meyer brought together a coaching staff with the goal of building an offense best suited to highlight the specific talents of the players they have. That idea continued with redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Haskins is taking over for J.T. Barrett, a former quarterback who specialized in the dual-threat option game, using his arm and his running ability intermittently to move the ball downfield, something the Buckeye offense built itself around. With Haskins, Ohio State had to mold a brand new offense, something Meyer has had to do before. “When we recruited Dwayne he had a very good skill set. So it’s our job as coaches to adapt,” Meyer said Monday. “So we’ve tried to have very good offensive coaches obviously, and they take what people can do and do what they do best.” That’s exactly what Ohio State has done. Instead of running an offense that leads the conference in rushing, something Barrett did in his final season with Ohio State, Meyer and his coaching staff have an offense that leads the Big Ten in passing, averaging 365.8 passing yards per game with quarterbacks completing 76.9 percent of passes for an average of 13.3 yards per completion. For Meyer, this is a product of what opposing defenses have given the Ohio State offense. He said opposing teams are still giving the wide receivers single coverage, and that Haskins takes advantage of the coverage with the timing the offensive line gives him inside the pocket. Leading quarterbacks like Alex Smith at Utah, Tim Tebow at Florida and Braxton Miller at Ohio State, Meyer said he rarely has a quarterback like Haskins, a pro-style, pass-first quarterback who has thrown 16-of-17 total passing touchdowns this season at the helm of his offense. “I don’t think we’ve ever had a team average over 300 yards passing in a game,” Meyer said. “It’s different. But the one thing that Ryan [Day] and Kevin [Wilson] have done is utilize the skill set we have of the offensive personnel.”With Ohio State averaging 54.5 points per game and leading the Big Ten with 599 yards of total offense per game, Meyer will take the yardage any way he can get it. “It’s all about equating numbers,” Meyer said. “You equate numbers a handful of different ways. And in the pro-style traditional guy like Dwayne, you equate it by throwing.” The change does not stop in the passing game. Without a quarterback who can run a run-pass option similar to Barrett or what Penn State redshirt senior quarterback Trace McSorley will run against the Ohio State defense on Saturday, Meyer cannot run the double option where the second option is the quarterback run. Meyer said the Ohio State offense still runs the double option, but in a different way than in past seasons. “The double options are, sometimes you’ll see it looks like a called pass, but that’s a run where we’re reading the second-level defenders,” Meyer said. With sophomore J.K. Dobbins and redshirt junior Mike Weber splitting series at running back, Ohio State has the No. 5 rush offense in the Big Ten, averaging 233.3 yards per game with backs averaging 5.4 yards per carry. Compared to the 17 touchdowns Ohio State has recorded in the passing game, six different backs have combined for 10 rushing touchdowns, with Weber and Dobbins combining for five scores. However, the true read-option offense is not exactly gone. In terms of personnel, Meyer said Ohio State still has the ability to run a similar kind of offense Barrett did in his collegiate career with redshirt freshman quarterback Tate Martell — who has averaged 6.7 yards per carry and scored two rushing touchdowns. As Meyer has said multiple times, Haskins is not Barrett. With that, Haskins will not run a dual-threat offense that serviced to Barrett’s strengths, just like Barrett would not have run a pro-style offense that would have complemented a quarterback like Cardale Jones. For Meyer, it’s about creating an offense that puts Haskins in the best situation to beat opposing defenses. “When you watch the film, it’s like I said, it’s not the same,” Meyer said. “It’s a very different offense right now. One was a run first, pass second. This is a do what they give you.” read more

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Protecting our children from sexual exploitation

first_imgA new partnership has been created between Victoria Police and the Department of Health and Human Services in a bid to protect children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation.This will see each child identified as being at a serious risk, for the first time allocated a Victoria Police Sexual Offence and Child Abuse investigator.Together with child protection staff, the investigator will seek to build a relationship of trust with their subject to help bring perpetrators to justice. The approach is part of the Labor government’s ‘Keeping them safe from sexual exploitation’ strategy, which has so far seen the employment of four specialist sexual exploitation child protection practitioners and the allocation of $8 million to provide minimum qualification training for residential care workers looking after children who are unable to live with their families.To further help children at risk, Child Protection will also be introducing improved ways to respond when children and young people go missing.“The sad fact is that any child or young person can find themselves targeted by people who want to exploit them – and as a community, we have to do all in our power to prevent that,” said Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos. “Child Protection workers, community agencies and Victoria Police work very closely to keep children safe. I welcome this additional assistance from the Victoria Police child sexual exploitation experts.” The model will initially be introduced in Epping, Dandenong, Brimbank, Ballarat and Shepparton. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Battle Ground Ridgefield vie for Clark College satellite campus

first_imgClark College leaders want to build a satellite campus in north Clark County, spurring Ridgefield and Battle Ground officials to attempt to woo the Vancouver-based community college. Both communities say that it would anchor north Clark County’s economy, boosting job growth, and adding education and training programs.Leaders of both cities have sent letters encouraging Clark College officials to expand the community college’s offerings to their towns.Barbara Kerr, a spokeswoman for Clark College, declined to comment on the details of any real estate discussions. Under state open meetings law, she said, the college’s Board of Trustees is allowed to discuss some matters privately, including certain real estate issues.Kerr said the college is exploring building another facility in north or central Clark County for the same reason it developed an east Vancouver campus in the Columbia Tech Center complex: population growth.Based on the state government’s financial outlook, Kerr said, the college believes it could take up to 10 years before ground could be broken.But local municipal leaders are not waiting.The campus would be a “tremendous asset to the Ridgefield community,” according to a letter sent to the college’s Board of Trustees from the Port of Ridgfield, thelast_img read more

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Whooping cough epidemic eases

first_imgThe pace of the whooping cough epidemic that’s tallied more than 2,600 cases across the state appears to finally be slowing.Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer, said Wednesday that while new cases continue to pop up in the county and across the state, the rapid pace experienced earlier this year appears to be losing steam.Last week, the state reported 47 new cases of the illness — significantly less than the 251 cases reported during the peak week of the outbreak (May 13-19).From Jan. 1 to June 23, health officials confirmed 2,647 cases of whooping cough. That’s compared with just 187 cases during the same time period in 2011.In Clark County, health officials have confirmed 186 cases of whooping cough since Jan. 1. That’s six times the number of cases this time last year, according to county records.Clark County Public Health staff investigated every local case, interviewing the ill person and identifying others who may have been exposed, Melnick said.During those investigations, health officialslearned that some kids with the illness were returning to school before completing five days of antibiotics, meaning they were still contagious, Melnick said. In response, public health staff sent notifications in April and May to local medical providers, alerting them to the pattern, he said.Health officials and medical groups across the state have also ramped up efforts to get people vaccinated against the respiratory illness.The county and Kaiser Permanente offered free whooping cough vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured adults and children throughout the month of June. The final two clinics are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today and Friday at Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park Medical Office, 12607 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.last_img read more

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Germanys Merkel secures fourth term in power

first_imgThis file photo taken on 27 February 2018 shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a press conference at the Chancellery in Berlin. AFPChancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday vowed to work with the Social Democrats for the “good of Germany”, after the centre-left party agreed to join her new coalition, but the veteran leader will go into her fourth term with weaker cards than before.Two in three of the SPD’s rank and file voting in a make or break referendum backed a new partnership with Merkel’s conservatives, heralding an end to the political stalemate that has plagued Europe’s biggest economy since September’s inconclusive elections.But the chancellor, in power for 12 years, has had to pay a high price to coax the reluctant Social Democratic Party (SPD) back into another loveless “grand coalition”.Congratulating the SPD for its “clear result”, Merkel said using her CDU party’s Twitter account that she was looking forward to “further cooperation for the good of our country”.Stung by their worst post-war results, the SPD had initially ruled out another four years under Merkel’s shadow.But after Merkel’s attempt to cobble together a government with two smaller parties failed, the SPD relented.With the party riven over its way forward, its leadership promised its more than 460,000 members the final say on any coalition deal.“We now have clarity. The SPD will be in the next government,” said SPD’s caretaker chairman Olaf Scholz, adding his party plans to send three male and three female ministers to the cabinet.European partners waiting impatiently for post-war Germany to end its longest stretch of coalition haggling heaved a sigh of relief, with French president Emmanuel Macron calling the SPD decision “good news for Europe.”“France and Germany will work together starting in the coming weeks to develop new initiatives for advancing the European project,” Macron’s office said.In a nod to the the abbreviation “GroKo” as the grand right-left coalition is known in Germany, European Commission vice president Frans Timmermans wrote on Twitter: “GroGO! For solidarity in Germany and EU!”Following the SPD’s emphatic decision for a new partnership, Merkel is expected to launch her fourth government by mid-March.‘Criticisms’But the long-serving leader faces a far rockier road ahead than in the last four years.Unlike in their previous partnership when Merkel’s conservatives and the SPD enjoyed a crushing majority, this time they now have only a slim 56 per cent (399 out of total 709) of seats in parliament.Both sides had been weakened as voters angry about the arrival of more than a million asylum seekers in Germany since 2015 turned to the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD).Noting that it would be the biggest opposition party now that the SPD has joined the government, the AfD’s parliamentary group leader Alice Weidel promised that “the bill will come at the latest in 2021.”Wary of ceding further ground to the far-right Islamophobic outfit as voters turn away from traditional parties, Merkel’s conservatives and the SPD have inserted a clause to review their cooperation in two years.Dissenting voices in the SPD also promise to keep the long-time partners on their toes.The SPD’s youth chief Kevin Kuehnert, who ran an impassioned campaign against the planned coalition known as “GroKo”, expressed disappointment at Sunday’s vote result.“When criticism is necessary, then it will come from us,” he vowed, adding that young Social Democrats won’t rest until there is a “fundamental renewal” in the party.Within her ranks too, Merkel, who once seemed invincible, is looking increasingly vulnerable as calls grow louder for change.Renewal soughtOpponents of her liberal refugee policy have grown more outspoken, while the conservative wing of her party is seething at having lost control of the powerful finance ministry to the Social Democrats as part of the coalition deal.For the chancellor, who is under pressure within her party to rejuvenate her ranks, the clock is essentially ticking to groom her successor.In a bid to tamp down criticism, Merkel has brought one of her most outspoken CDU critics, Jens Spahn, into her next cabinet as health minister.Spahn, 37, a former deputy to hardliner Wolfgang Schaeuble at the finance ministry, has repeatedly slammed Merkel’s centrist policies, particularly on immigration.He has also advocated a sharp conservative shift in a bid to woo back voters from the AfD, which garnered nearly 13 per cent in the September election.Announcing the new line-up, Merkel called Spahn “a representative of the younger generation” who would play a constructive role.But crucially, at a congress this week, her party also formally appointed its new general secretary, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, tapped by Merkel to kickstart the renewal process.Sueddeutsche daily noted that “she is the one who has made it clear that the CDU is now no longer without a successor for Merkel”.last_img read more

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How to Install a Firewall

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It seems like every day we hear of a computer security breach in the news: A hacker who has stolen records from one company or another; an ex-employee who remotely accessed a supposedly “off limit” company network and stole or destroyed data–and this is only the incidents we hear about. But like the more general crime news we hear, see or read about in the media, there’s much more that happens that we don’t hear about.Your business is no exception when it comes to online security, and as we speak, I’m sure hackers are testing your network or that of your competitor or partner for security weaknesses. How can you protect your business? How can you be secure? Unfortunately, you can never be 100% secure, but there is something you can do to ensure your computers and network are as secure as possible.A firewall is one of the best security roadblocks you can have and will help protect your computer from the malicious threats of the online world. In addition to a firewall, it’s important to always back up your data and have an anti-virus program installed on your computers and network as well (e.g., e-mail, file server and other entry points).Firewalls carefully scan each port on your computer to ensure the packets of data going through them comply with the specifications you have set. For example, maybe you don’t allow instant messaging (IM). Your firewall will ensure that no instant messages go in or out of your computer system. Why would you want to block IM? Maybe you want to prevent employees from using it to chat with friends and family instead of working. Furthermore, many online attacks happen through IM, so blocking IM is one way to bolster security.Firewalls act like security guards at a big building. There are many people going in and out of the building, but not each person is treated the same. Some people have full access to the building, while others need to be escorted by a staff member. Others might have to deliver certain packages to the back of the building. In the same way, a firewall can be configured to block (or allow) access to certain websites, “protocols” (the language different computer services use to speak to one another) or even certain words or phrases.There are two kinds of firewalls: software and hardware appliances.Software firewalls are installed on your computer system and are ideal for ensuring that every computer (including your in-office staff and remote employees) has a basic level of protection against threats when they’re online.A hardware appliance is best for installing at each entry point to your corporate network (such as your cable or DSL connection). Since it’s an appliance, it’s always on, isn’t dependent on a computer being turned on or off, won’t crash due to your operating system not working right, and is often more robust and powerful than software-based firewalls.Windows XP comes with a free Windows firewall (software based). If you have an older version of Windows or if you want to use a different firewall than what Microsoft provides, you can download a free firewall program from Download.com (a great resource for a lot of free or trial software) or purchase one from a number of vendors. (Type “Firewall” into any search engine and you’ll be given a list of many software and hardware firewall vendors). While Microsoft’s built-in firewall is “good,” there are more robust firewalls (usually that blend anti-virus, anti-phishing and other technologies) that you can purchase for better protection.When installing a firewall, keep these things in mind:It’s best to have a security expert configure your hardware firewalls to harden your network as much as possible. The configuration of your firewall is what will make it strong or weak.If your firewall is too secure, you might inhibit users from doing their work, so there must be a careful blend of being very secure but not too secure.Software or firewall? There’s a debate as to which one is best, and it’s best to use a mix of both. Have a software firewall on every computer. Have a hardware firewall on each main internet connection (such as your DSL line), or if you have several servers and want to boost protection even more, have one on each server. Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global June 19, 2006 4 min readlast_img read more

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Temptation Cancun now offering agent rates

first_imgTags: Temptation Cancun Share Temptation Cancun now offering agent rates Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Wednesday, June 26, 2019 MIAMI — Temptation Cancun Resort has launched exclusive rates for travel agents to visit the property.Rates are US$99 per person/per night, single occupancy, or US$69 per person/per night, double occupancy.Says a rep for the property: “With these unbeatable prices, agents curious about selling this to their clients can take advantage of the offer and become a walking testimony, while returning agents can relive the fun and see first-hand what’s new at the property.”The offer applies for travel between June 15, 2019 through December 20, 2020. An agent ID is required at the time of booking and upon check in. The maximum length per stay is seven nights.For reservations or more information, agents are asked to contact reservog@original-group.com or call 1-855-556-1632 from Canada and the U.S. Blackout dates are December 21, 2019 to January 1, 2020 and the agent rates are subject to availability and hotel confirmation. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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TG ships US blueberries to Vietnam for the

first_img T&G ships U.S. blueberries to Vietnam for the … South African blueberry industry forecasts soaring … February 25 , 2019 Successful International Blueberry Summit “raised … Chile expecting U.S. to lift blueberry fumigation … center_img Indian fruit importer IG International says that sales of blueberries – a relatively unknown fruit in the country – are on the upswing in urban areas.The leading importer is importing around 130 metric tons (MT) of the fruit, to sell in major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Ahmedabad.It attributed rising consumption levels largely to the superfruit’s numerous health benefits. The company is importing the varieties Semana, Jewel, Star, Ventura, Emerald, Legacy, Duke, and Brightwell, selling them at 2000 rupees (US$28) per kilogram.”Blueberries are incredibly healthy and help boost one’s heart and brain functions, among numerous other nutritious benefits. Moreover, they are colourful and sweet along with being healthy, thereby earning a place in the hearts of our consumers,” said Tarun Arora, director of IG International,”Considering the increase in sales of this batch of import, we at IG International are certain that this fruit’s healthy and sweet nature will continue to appeal to taste buds of our urban Indian audience.”In 2017 IG announced a joint venture with Mountain Blue to produce blueberries in India under a new company called BerryLife.IG International imports 32 global varieties of fruits to India from across 22 countries. The company also has global offices in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, China, and the U.S. You might also be interested inlast_img read more

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first_imgluxe packagenew south walesPort StephensThe AnchorageThe Anchorage Port StephensWinter dealswinter specials The Anchorage at Port Stephens has a Winter Luxe promotion currently running until 31 August 2018. Guests can Stay 3 and Pay 2 nights between Monday to Thursday evenings, or receive a straight 20 per cent off any two-night stay, 7 days a week during the promotion period.Throughout the month of July, a festive spirit will run during the Christmas in July month. Every night in July, adults can enjoy complimentary mulled wine by the fire while children receive a bonus gift from Santa. A five-course adults menu is on offer for $75 for adults between Sunday to Thursday (a $20 children’s menu includes meal, ice cream, soft drink and a festive activity pack).Hemingways BarThe Anchorage will also offer a five-course French dinner on Bastille Day, Saturday 14 July. On Friday 31 August, the restaurant will host a Semillon and Seafood Dinner with Brokenwood Wines and McWilliam’s Wines. At Hemingway’s Bar, you can also take part in daily whisky tastings at 5pm for $60 per person.Winter Packages excludes public holidays. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Block out dates and minimum night stays may apply. Valid for new bookings only.Visit The Anchorage or phone 02 4984 2555.last_img read more

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Karma Group has announced the acquisition of a new

first_imgKarma Group has announced the acquisition of a new property just outside the historical town of Agios Nikolaos, on the Greek island of Crete.Located five kilometres from town, Karma’s new address is between mountains and the sea. Karma Minoan will comprise a selection of hotel apartments and one- and two-bedroom suites along with a pool, bar, restaurant, library, spa and kids’ club.Each of the property’s 26 holiday apartments offer views of Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos and the surrounding mountains. Guests will be able to spend their days by the large swimming pool, or strolling down to Amoudara Beach to dive into the waters of the Aegean Sea.last_img read more

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