first_imgAPTN National NewsOne of Canada’s top gold medal hopes for the Olympics is an Ojibway woman from Cape Croker, Ont.The 27 year-old boxer is a world champion. But will Mary Spencer be going to the Olympics?APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo caught up with her in Windsor, Ont.last_img

first_imgAPTN National NewsOuje-Bougoumou is about a 10-hour drive north of Ottawa.For decades the people lived off the land.But Indian Residential Schools and passing missionairies changed everything.The switch to Christianity has, for the most part, replaced traditional teachings and spiritual ceremonies.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis and cameraman Jason Leroux went there to explore what happened and what people today are doing to get the old ways back.Here is part one – a history lesson.last_img

OTTAWA — The Trump administration says it will now allow lawsuits against foreign companies connected to properties seized from American firms during the Cuban revolution  — including Canadian businesses.The landmark tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba’s communist government represents a major shift in U.S. foreign policy — one that now could place Canadian mining, tourism and financial services companies at risk in American courts.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the decision, which takes effect May 3, is rooted in Cuba’s backing of “oppression” through its ongoing support of Venezuela’s socialist government of Nicolas Maduro.Canada, its Lima Group allies and the U.S. have called for Maduro’s ouster and recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim leader of the beleaguered South American country, which has been engulfed in economic and political turmoil, sparking a refugee crisis.But Canada and its European allies have pushed the Trump administration to continue to suspend use of the dormant Title III section of the 1996 Helms Burton Act that allows Americans to sue foreign companies linked to Cuban properties confiscated after its 1959 revolution.About one million Canadians annually vacation in Cuba and Toronto-based resource company Sherritt International is long established there, while countries such as Britain, France and Spain have companies active in rum, cigars and tourism.The Canadian Press read more

FRANKFURT – Falling oil prices and a weak economy caused consumer prices to fall even more sharply in the eurozone in January.The annual inflation rate was minus 0.6 per cent, worse than the minus 0.5 per cent expected on average by market analysts and the minus 0.2 per cent registered in December.Low oil plays a big role. But weak prices are also a sign of the deep economic malaise afflicting the 19 countries that share the euro currency.The European Central Bank is readying a massive 1 trillion euro ($1.1 trillion) stimulus program to try to raise inflation closer to its goal of 2 per cent — and to get the economy moving.Jobless figures Friday showed slight improvement, with the December unemployment rate falling to 11.4 per cent from 11.5 per cent the month before. Prices in the 19 euro countries fall 0.6 per cent annually in January as ECB readies stimulus AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jan 30, 2015 3:05 am MDT read more

first_imgDu nouveau dans la recherche pour les 8 millions de migraineux en FranceFrance – De nouveaux traitements contre la migraine pourraient bientôt être mis au point.Tout d’abord, il faut savoir différencier la migraine des autres types de maux de tête, dus au stress ou à la fatigue par exemple. La migraine se caractérise par la survenue régulière de maux commençant d’un seul côté de la tête et d’une durée allant de 4 à 72 heures ainsi que par des nausées, des vomissements et/ou une intolérance à la lumière et au bruit.S’il s’agit là du type le plus commun de migraine, touchant 80% des migraineux, les 20% restants sont victimes de migraines dites à aura. Dans ce cas, les maux de tête surviennent au plus une heure après que la personne a été victime de troubles de la vision et/ou d’une perte de sensations ou de la parole.7 à 8 millions de Français seraient victimes de cette maladie, trop peu souvent diagnostiquée. Malheureusement, une grande partie d’entre eux se soigne par automédication, ce qui peut entraîner une progression de la douleur. Aujourd’hui, les migraineux peuvent choisir une médication à base de triptans, ou se diriger vers des traitements de fond, plus lourds. Les triptans sont préconisés pour les personnes victimes de migraines occasionnelles, et ne peuvent être pris par les malades ayant des antécédents vasculaires. Ils peuvent mettre fin au mal de tête en moins de deux heures. Les traitements de fond, eux, sont quotidiens. Ils sont conseillés aux patients ayant des crises fréquentes, les empêchant d’effectuer des activités de la vie de tous les jours. Il s’agit souvent de bêtabloquants, d’inhibiteurs calciques, d’antisérotoninergiques, d’antiépileptiques ou d’antidépresseurs.À lire aussiMigraine : traitement, cause, symptômes, comment soigner une migraine ?Un nouveau traitement devrait être mis en place d’ici 2012 : les gepans, qui ciblent directement le nerf responsable des migraines. Principal avantage : les victimes de maladies vasculaires pourront en bénéficier. Un nouveau traitement de fond devrait également voir le jour d’ici 2014, un antalgique proche de la kétamine ainsi qu’un autre, à base de Botox. Une injection de Botox tous les 90 jours permettrait la diminution du nombre de crises de migraine et la diminution de la prise de médicaments contre les maux de tête. De quoi donner de l’espoir aux 800.000 migraineux chroniques en France.Le 29 mars 2010 à 12:46 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgDuring the General Session held on Wednesday morning, attendees at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif. will hear the amazing story of the harrowing U.S. Army mission that was recounted in the movie Blackhawk Down. Commodity Classic takes place Feb. 27-March 1.The General Session is one of the most popular events at Commodity Classic. Comedian Mark Mayfield returns to the stage, along with commodity organization leaders, for a discussion of the hottest issues facing our nation’s corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum farmers. Additionally, there will be an update from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has also been invited to present.The General Session concludes with an appearance by Keni Thomas, a staff sergeant with the Army 3rd Ranger Battalion, who was deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993 as part of the elite special operations package Task Force Ranger. Their mission was to find and capture a criminal warlord named Mohammed Farrah Aidid. Thomas and his fellow rangers distinguished themselves in an 18-hour fire-fight that would later be told in the highly successful book and movie Blackhawk Down. Nineteen Americans gave their lives, and 78 were wounded in the worst urban combat seen by U.S. troops since WWII.A powerful speaker, Thomas captivates audiences from beginning to end as he tells the incredible story of extraordinary individuals and how they fought to bring each other home. Drawing from his experiences on the battlefield, Thomas inspires people to achieve greatness by stressing the importance of outstanding leadership at every level, even if the only person you are leading is yourself.Education is a hallmark of Commodity Classic. In addition to the General Session, Commodity Classic offers Learning Centers, What’s New Sessions, Mini What’s New Sessions, Early Riser Sessions and the Commodity Classic Main Stage on the trade show floor. Commodity Classic also features a huge trade show, entertainment and the opportunity to network with thousands of America’s best farmers.Detailed information on all educational sessions and the entire Commodity Classic schedule are available at  Online registration and housing are also available on the website.Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is produced by the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers, and Association of Equipment Manufacturers.last_img read more

first_img Share This! Share This! Graphic courtesy of CAIR Graphic courtesy of CAIR News • Photos of the Week Graphic courtesy of CAIR Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 News Charitable organizations must “secure their institutions from manipulation by anonymous donors who are using tax breaks and loopholes within our system to hide their funding,” Barzegar said.Through a new national campaign, CAIR aims to help equip these philanthropic groups to divest from anti-Muslim groups. The report also encourages philanthropic institutions to audit grantmaking processes to determine whether their institution “intentionally or unintentionally” funded anti-Muslim groups and enact policies to prevent it from happening again.The list of funders also includes faith-based organizations, such as the Jewish Communal Fund — which gave $3,200,000 in grants to 31 anti-Muslim groups, including author Robert Spencer and far-right activist Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative — and the National Christian Foundation, which CAIR notes is the “second largest funder of anti-Muslim hate in America” and has funneled at least $15 million into the anti-Muslim industry.“Islamophobia has now embedded itself in mainstream philanthropic institutions and threatens American democracy,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “We cannot counter Islamophobia until we understand this phenomenon, its strategies, its tactics, and who’s funding it.”Since 2010, CAIR’s annual Islamophobia reports have documented the financial and political connections of dozens of figures and organizations actively working to spread anti-Muslim propaganda. Graphic courtesy of CAIR Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Share This! By: Aysha Khan ayshabkhan Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email center_img Aysha Khan ayshabkhan Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — Nearly 1,100 philanthropic organizations have funneled almost $125 million into dozens of anti-Muslim groups from 2014 to 2016, helping once-fringe ideas shape public opinion and government policy, according to a new report from a civil rights group.The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ report, “Hijacked by Hate: American Philanthropy and the Islamophobia Network,” traces the flow of money from mainstream charities and foundations to 39 identified anti-Muslim special interest groups through anonymous donations. In all, the report identifies some $1.5 billion in private donations and other funds that have been made available to anti-Muslim organizations.“These anti-Muslim groups have more than a billion dollars in collective revenue that is used to advance an anti-Muslim agenda,” said Zainab Arain, CAIR’s national research and advocacy manager. “They lobby legislatures to pass anti-Muslim laws and policies, interfere in and falsify school curriculum and promote prejudicial and biased media content.”CAIR’s researchers spent more than a year examining thousands of pages of publicly available tax filings and records from searchable databases to see which groups charitable organizations funded from 2014 to 2016.The report then mapped out the deep-rooted connections between several prominent anti-Muslim groups that received such funding and Trump administration staff and anti-Muslim legislation that has been introduced in states around the country.The donations uncovered range from amounts of $20 to $32.4 million. Among the largest funders are mainstream philanthropic organizations like the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, the Adelson Family Foundation, the Schwab Charitable Fund, Donors Capital Fund Inc. and the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program.“Unfortunately, along with the usual ideologically oriented actors, we have found mainstream charities and foundations being directly or indirectly involved in funneling anonymized donations to the Islamophobia network,” Arain said.Graphic courtesy of CAIRThe $1.5 billion those anti-Muslim groups have access to during the timeframe in question has been used to lobby for shutting down Muslim organizations, to stage anti-Muslim rallies and promote anti-Sharia bills in state legislatures across the country, Arain noted.“What these hate groups are doing is, they’re exploiting the robust tradition of American philanthropy and turning it around to hurt our democracy,” she said at a press conference in Washington, D.C., introducing the findings. “It’s not just an abstract thing. It has very real implications.”Vanguard Charitable alone has granted at least $2,709,500 to anti-Muslim groups. One of America’s largest donor-advised funds, which function like a charitable investment fund, Vanguard Charitable allows its clients to recommend where their money is given while preserving their anonymity.More than half of those dollars went to the Center for Security Policy, a far-right think tank that the Southern Poverty Law Center has called a “conspiracy-oriented mouthpiece for the growing anti-Muslim movement.” The Center for Security Policy was responsible for commissioning now-White House spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway’s polling company to produce a survey that showed that a quarter of Muslims in the U.S. believe violence against America is justified “as part of the global jihad.” Though the poll’s methodology has been widely criticized by researchers as unrepresentative and shaky, the Trump administration cited it to justify the travel ban on Muslim-majority countries.Vanguard Charitable, which donates billions to organizations like Doctors Without Borders and Boy Scouts of America, also gave to the Clarion Project, which describes itself as an organization that “educates the public about the dangers of radical Islam.” Center for American Progress Fear Inc. reports list the Clarion Project as one of the “main organizations fueling the Islamophobia network.”The Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund has donated to humanitarian organizations such as Unicef, the American Red Cross and the SPLC. But it has also donated more than $1,845,000 to 34 anti-Muslim groups, including $800,000 to the David Horowitz Center, a think tank led by a figure the SPLC has named a member of the U.S.’ “Anti-Muslim Inner Circle.”Many of the faith-based charities, private family foundations and commercial foundations listed in the report are mainstream prominent philanthropy organizations that researchers say may not have been aware of how their funds were used.“What we fear is that Schwab, Fidelity, Vanguard, even mainstream conservative groups… are being used by hatemongers to funnel money into places where they don’t want to show up and say ‘yes, I donated to so and so,’” said CAIR’s research and advocacy director, Abbas Barzegar. “The banks and charities themselves are unequipped to handle this.” By: Aysha Khan ayshabkhan Graphic courtesy of CAIR Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Graphic courtesy of CAIR In African refugee camps, app replaces Bibles left behind By: Aysha Khan ayshabkhan Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Tagsanti-Muslim bias CAIR hate homepage featured philanthropy Top Story,You may also like Catholicism Aysha Khan Aysha Khan is a Boston-based journalist reporting on American Muslims and millennial faith for RNS. Her newsletter, Creeping Sharia, curates news coverage of Muslim communities in the U.S. Previously, she was the social media editor at RNS.,Load Comments,Jean Vanier, Catholic hero to developmentally disabled, dies As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019last_img read more

first_imgA comparison of university rankings in physics, as determined by the credit allocation method (CAM) and two other methods: Shen’s method and the Total Citations (TC) method. Credit: Wang et al. ©2017 EPL Journal information: Europhysics Letters (EPL) (—Assessing and ranking research institutes is important for awarding grants, recruiting employees, promoting institutes, and other reasons. But finding a fair and accurate method for assessing the performance of research institutes is challenging due to the many factors involved, such as the number of published papers and citations, the unreliability of some citations, and the fact that many papers have multiple authors from different institutes with unequal contributions. In a new study published in EPL, a team of scientists from China whose members study complex systems, data science, and physics has developed a new approach called the credit allocation method (CAM) for ranking research institutes that accounts for all of these factors by using many thousands of directed networks. “Different from other metrics based on citations, our work considers the citation network structure and provides one way to rank the credit for research institutes for different research fields from the viewpoint of academic reputation,” coauthor Jian-Guo Liu, at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, told basic idea is that each directed network consists of one randomly chosen paper that is linked to all of the papers that have cited that paper. Then each of these citing papers is linked to all of the other papers that it cites, as long as those papers have at least one author from one of the same research institutes as the original paper. By using a formula that accounts for the order of each research institute (those listed first in the paper receive more credit than those listed later), the researchers computed the credit allocated to each research institute due to the original paper. After repeating this process for nearly half a million papers in the field of physics, with authors from approximately 19,000 research institutes, the researchers considered another problem that makes the assessment of research institutes difficult: the citation data is often unreliable. The researchers refer to a recent study that found that more than 30% of research papers had at least one incorrect citation, and that 10% of all citations were incorrect, meaning the papers cited did not clearly support the statements they were meant to support. To address this problem, the researchers randomly rewired some of the citation links in the networks, creating an artificial disturbance intended to model the inaccuracies in the citation data. In the final rankings, many of the top-ranked physics research institutes identified by the new method corresponded to institutes with high reputations. The top four overall were the University of California, Bell Labs, the Max Planck Institute, and MIT. The top four in China were the University of Science and Technology of China, Nanjing University, Peking University, and Tsinghua University.Although the researchers showed that the new method outperforms other methods of assessing research institutes, they note that it has some shortcomings. In particular, it does not account for the fact that older papers tend to have more citations than newer papers, so research institutes with longer histories tend to be ranked higher. The researchers plan to address this detail in the future by accounting for the age of the institution.”In future work, we also plan to investigate the citation networks of some specific research fields, such as management science, complexity, statistical physics, and computer science, in order to rank the research institute credit of these fields,” Liu said. “We also plan to develop a website to publish the ranking results for researchers all over the world.” Assessing scientific research by ‘citation wake’ detects Nobel laureates’ papers © 2017 Phys.orgcenter_img More information: J.-P. Wang et al. “Credit allocation for research institutes.” EPL. DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/118/48001 Explore further Citation: What’s the best way to rank research institutes? (2017, July 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of a 65-year-old woman whose body was found hanging in her own flat in Sahid Nagar area of Dhakuria on Sunday morning.Police said the victim Dipti Moitra (65) used to stay alone at her flat as her two sons live in Mumbai.The victim’s younger sister Kajol Das stays on the top floor of the same residential building. Das went to the victim’s flat on Sunday morning when she found her hanging.The victim’s younger sister immediately informed the matter to Garfa police station. After being informed, police reached the spot and recovered the body. The investigating officers found a suicide note from her room. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to the police, the suicide note that has been recovered from her room says that none was responsible for her death.The victim’s younger sister told police that she came downstairs as she wanted to go to a local shop.As she was going down stairs, she saw the deceased standing at the door and by the time she went closer, she figured that the victim was not standing but hanging from the front door.During interrogation, the younger sister claimed that she had called other inmates of the residential apartment immediately after the incident. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedPolice are awaiting the post-mortem report which might throw some light on the nature of her death. Police are examining the suicide note.The investigating officers are not ruling out a foul play behind the death of the victim.Some of the circumstantial evidence, however, suggests that the elderly woman have committed suicide.The reason behind her suicide is yet to be determined by the police.They are interrogating some of the neighbours of the victim and looking into if the victim had been suffering from depression. A case of unnatural death has been started by the police.last_img read more

first_imgIn today’s world, people are not only conscious about how they look but also how their skin feels and lipsticks are an important factor in making or breaking your image. This makeup tool is not just about different shades or textures but also about ingredients, application and choosing the right trends, say experts. Here are few tips about the lipstick trends that are making waves this season:The herbal route: Using vegan and organic lipstick not only protects the lips from harsh chemicals but also preserves the natural texture and colour of the lips. Applying lipsticks with less chemicals reduces chances of lip discolouration. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfShift from matte to creamy: Creamy matte or satin finish provide a soft and smooth look while leaving the right amount of colour and shine. Creamy Matte texture is also known to stay on the lips for longer hours and avoids the lipstick to get flaky on the lips.Ditch the nudes: Get over with the nudes already. A pale pink, a peachy coral or a vibrant fuchsia would be the perfect pick for the Indian skin this festive season. Applying natural pink lipsticks is perfect for the desk to dine look. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe blend of orange: As we know, red never goes out of style. However, this season it’s raining orange. A subtle blend of orange in your red can get you the perfect glamorous look for the season. Top glitter coat: A glitter top coat adds a gorgeous shimmering sheen, be it over a lipstick or applied straight to bare lips. Applying a subtle hint of glitter over your lips can make your lips pop just how you want them to. Apply your favourite lip colour and then a little amount of transparent gloss. Then add the glitter – this way, it will be fixed in all your lip. The unconventional bold shades: Unconventional bold shades like blue, purple and grey can be a game changer for parties if worn with confidence. Rocking a bold hue draws attention to your lips and makes you stand out.Nude mattes: Everyone is well acquainted with nude shades; natural matte lipsticks are perfect for day wear and also go with smokey eyes for evening wear. Use natural matte shades, a tone lighter or darker to give the perfect definition to your lips.Lip gradation: The latest lip trend of 2017 surely includes the gradation of the lips. A little more pop of colour in the middle of your lips making their way out lighter towards the edges.last_img read more

first_imgMerit Travel Group ready for international growth with H.I.S. deal Posted by Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Share Travelweek Group center_img TORONTO — Merit Travel Group’s agreement with Japan-based H.I.S. Co. Ltd. will provide “enhanced scale and scope for continued leadership” with Merit founder Michael Merrithew overseeing international acquisition and growth strategy, according to the company. A spokesperson for Merit confirmed that Merit’s founders intend to maintain their ownership share for the long term and operate the business day-to-day.H.I.S. Co. Ltd., based in Japan, is a leading travel company with more than 300 retail locations in Japan and 200 branches in 130 cities around the world. H.I.S. began selling package tours in 1981 and received its general travel agency license in 1986.Under the agreement, H.I.S – Merit Travel will leverage the Merit brand, particularly in North America, to grow its travel business through strategic acquisitions around the world.“Merit has been a leader in the Canadian travel industry for more than 25 years, and in this time has developed a strong portfolio of brands focused on the wholesale and retail specialty leisure travel market, corporate travel management and loyalty program travel services,” said Merrithew. “The agreement with H.I.S. Travel provides our company with the resources required to compete and win in the global travel business, while extending the Merit Travel brand around the world.”More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterLed by founders Michael Merrithew and Louise de Grandpré, the Merit Travel Group team will continue to operate the business while benefitting from the global scale and scope offered by the H.I.S. partnership.Merit began operations in 1991 and grew to become one of the largest independent travel companies in Canada. More than 450 Merit travel professionals advise over 350,000 Canadian travellers every year. Merit Travel Group operates many specialty travel brands including Merit Travel, Travelcuts, MeritBiz, Merit Loyalty and Exclusive Tours. Tags: Merit Travel Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

first_imgMövenpick Hotels and Resorts opens first serviced apartment conceptMövenpick Hotels and Resorts opens first serviced apartment conceptLeading Swiss hospitality management company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will be launching a brand new serviced apartment property on the 1 March 2017, its second property in the Thai capital – the Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai Bangkok.The newly built property features 158 serviced apartments and offers long-stay guests a choice of fully furnished studios, 1- and 2- bedroom apartments in Bangkok’s vibrant Ekkamai neighbourhood, an area known for its hip cafes, fine restaurants and boutique shopping options.Built by award-winning Thai developer Nusasiri Plc., Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai Bangkok is the global hotel group’s second offering in Thailand’s gateway city, and stands as a flagship for the brand’s contemporary serviced apartment concept in Asia.“We are delighted to partner with such a well established name in Thai real estate as we extend Mövenpick’s reach beyond hotels and resorts into the fast growing serviced apartment sector,” says Andrew Langdon, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Global Chief Development Officer and Senior Vice President Asia. “The high quality of finishing and variety of spacious layouts, combined with our Swiss attention to detail is sure to make Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai Bangkok a high-demand option in an area that’s already popular with long-term expatriates.”Units range in size from 32 sqm to 75 sqm with bright, contemporary décor and a choice of sweeping city views through floor-to-ceiling windows. All the residences come fully fitted, including kitchen equipment, also feature flat screen TVs offering numerous cable channels in multiple languages and complimentary WiFi.Beyond their private spaces, residents enjoy access to a generous 25-metre outdoor saltwater swimming pool, an indoor rooftop fitness centre and a modest but well equipped meetings and functions space.A varied selection of dishes is offered throughout the day at the on-site restaurant, while for those who prefer to venture out there’s a regular shuttle service which passes through the area’s main shopping and dining zones to drop off guests at the nearest BTS sky train station.“With seven unit types to choose from guests can find the perfect base to suit their personal lifestyle needs,” explains Andrew Langdon. “Whether they prefer a large living space and kitchen, a spacious guest bedroom, sunrise or sunset views, there’s a unit to suit every preference at Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai Bangkok.”The celebrate the opening of the brand’s first serviced residences in Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is offering special opening rates of only THB 30,000++ per month for a One Bedroom residence. What’s more, every booking made before 30 April 2017 will receive a complimentary 2- night stay in Khao Yai with dinner included for 2 people.For more information, visit About Mövenpick Hotels & ResortsMövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16,000 staff members, is represented in 25 countries with 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers currently in operation. Around 20 properties are planned or under construction, including those in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Al Khobar (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Nairobi (Kenya).Focusing on expanding within its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and with headquarters in central Switzerland (Baar), Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service and culinary enjoyment – all with a personal touch. Committed to supporting sustainable environments, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe-certified hotel company in the world. The hotel company is owned by Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%). For more information, please visit www.movenpick.comSource = Mövenpick Hotels & Resortslast_img read more

first_imgTHE House voted 37 to four for a controversial government bill on the protection of wild birds and game during its plenum on Friday.The government says the new laws will tackle poaching and protect the songbirds that are hunted and eaten as a delicacy, but critics say they effectively decriminalise hunting with limesticks – branches covered in sap that the birds stick to.During discussion at the House, it was argued that the bill raises fines to be levied on poachers six-fold, and removes them from the courts by introducing on-the-spot penalties.One contentious provision, introduced as an amendment by Solidarity deputy Michalis Yiorgallas, distinguishes between bird-trapping with limesticks and mist nets, imposing lighter fines for the sticks.Before voting the bill through, deputies approved two amendments, one from main opposition party Akel calling for a half-yearly briefing of the House Environment committee on the application of the law, and another from the Green party striking a provision in the bill allowing for a warning instead of a fine if the offender is found to have committed an offence accidentally.According to Disy MP Kyriacos Hadjiyiannis, lime-sticks are a legal means of protection of grape vines against birds that damage them.The new law includes harsh penalties for offenders, including fines up to €20,000, imprisonment up to three years, or both.The government bill came in response to criticism from the European Commission with regard to the Cyprus government’s willingness to address poaching, in particular of migratory songbirds in the Famagusta and Larnaca regions.Poachers in these areas routinely use limesticks, mist nets and special whistles to attract songbirds and trap them.Activists protesting the practice of mass bird trapping and calling for a complete ban on songbird hunting often cite the indiscriminate and cruel nature of the methods employed to kill the birds.According to the House Environment committee report accompanying the bill, the legislative framework protecting game becomes stricter by punishing more severely offences deemed more significant, like trading in game and poaching protected species.The bill allows individuals with a hunting licence to take small quantities of game they hunted themselves to restaurants, provided it has been pre-cooked, for consumption at the establishments.Per this clause, the restaurant’s manager is obliged to take all required measures to protect public health by ensuring the game does not come in contact with the food served by the establishment.Explaining that lime-sticks remain an illegal method of hunting songbirds, committee chairman Adamos Adamou said they are now in a different category to mist-nets.The fine for lime-stick hunting has been set at 1 per cent of the €20,000 maximum, Adamou said, but if the European Commission deems it necessary the committee will bring it back up to 10 per cent.Responding to another criticism, that Game Fund officers will face difficulty implementing the law for fear of their personal safety, Adamou said the officers will not impose fines but merely inform police, who will then undertake investigation.He added that the law is one of the strictest in the European Union, and said that, in examining such a broad-scoped bill, to focus on the three-per-cent that relates to songbirds.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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