LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: In-The-Moment Theatre presents the Toronto-premiere of The Lavender Railroad(in two parts: Safe House & Ex Cathedra) by Lawrence Aronovitch at The Box Theatre Toronto – 89 Niagara Street Suite 103: June 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18 2017 8:00 p.m. showsSingle Tickets: $20 general admission | $25 at the door http://www.ITMtheatre.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:TORONTO – MAY 10, 2017 – Imagine a world in which homosexuality is illegal and punishable by death. Introducing the Toronto premiere of a multiple Rideau-Award winning production. In-The-Moment Theatre presents The Lavender Railroad, a play by Lawrence Aronovitch, at the Box Toronto Theatre –89 Niagara Street Suite 103 June 8 – 18..Written by playwright Lawrence Aronovitch , The Lavender Railroad is set in a world where homosexuality is a crime punishable by death. In the first part, Safe House , a fugitive named Sebastian ( Tony Babcock ) meets his mysterious rescuer, an older man who calls himself Mother Courage ( Peter Nelson ). In the second part, Ex Cathedra , a nun (Judith Cockman) is called into a meeting with a female security commander (Jennifer Vallance) and is surprised to discover her identity. The link between the two stories is the Lavender Railroad, which brings hope to homosexuals trying to stay alive..Toronto theatre veteran & acting coach Tony Babcock directs the piece. A fan of dystopian, politically charged material, he believes that this story is more relevant than ever. “We find ourselves in an age of ‘fake news’ with a disturbing resurgence of discrimination. I think the Theatre has a unique way of showing us the truth. Lavender brings this truth in spades.” Sadly, there are several organizations reminiscent of the Lavender Railroad that have to do important work in our own world today. Examples include the Rainbow Railroad & the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees (IRQR) ..“The play speaks to anyone who believes naively that rights are a given, that truths are forever and that a wrathful God does not exist,” says Aronovitch. “I believe that covers everybody.” Aronovitch developed the play, inspired in part by Margaret Atwood’s novel, The Handmaid’s Tale , with help from Paula Danckert, the company dramaturge at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and former head of Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal. The play premiered in Ottawa in 2011 at Evolution Theatre. When Aronovitch moved to Toronto in 2016, he had a meeting with Babcock to discuss working together and the Lavender Railroad came up as an idea almost immediately. “As soon as Lawrence mentioned the show to me and brought up the themes and powerful imagery, I knew we had to bring it to Toronto.”.Stage manager for the show is Rae Costin..The Lavender Railroad runs from June 8 – 18 at The Box Theatre Toronto – 89 Niagara St. Suite 103 at 8 p.m Tickets can be purchased online at www.ITMtheatre.com/lavender Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter
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The National Film Board of Canada has postponed the release of its next strategic plan amid an ongoing dispute between its commissioner, Joli-Coeur, and a group of directors about the institution’s spending priorities.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-National Film Board, Panneton-Valcourt, *MANDATORY CREDIT* Login/Register With: TORONTO — The National Film Board of Canada has postponed the release of its next strategic plan amid an ongoing dispute between its commissioner, Claude Joli-Coeur, and a group of directors about the institution’s spending priorities.The NFB tells The Canadian Press the strategic plan, which typically outlines its goals for a period of five years, was originally scheduled to be released July 15 but will now likely come out in the fall so the institution “can consult further with stakeholders.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment A group of more than 250 freelance directors known as ONF/NFB Creation say they hope this means Joli-Coeur will address the concerns they’ve raised for over two years about the film board’s budget expenditures and workplace culture.“Out of that we hope will come proper representation, a proper exchange and a process of rebuilding the film board, which severely needs it,” Montreal-based filmmaker Philippe Baylaucq, an ONF/NFB Creation spokesman, said in a phone interview.The Canadian Press requested an interview with Joli-Coeur this week but an NFB representative said he “won’t be doing any further interviews at this stage,” noting “his priority for the moment is to re-engage stakeholders in a constructive dialogue.”Last month, when Joli-Coeur was reappointed government film commissioner and chair of the NFB for another three years, ONF/NFB Creation expressed dismay, noting “the National film Board is in crisis.”In a statement, the ONF/NFB Creation alleged the film board’s production funding has decreased since 2002, and that spending on non-filmmaker salaries and institutional, legal and human resources services has increased.The group acknowledges the NFB has faced steep budget cuts from the federal government since the 1990s but argues there’s too much administrative bloat and not enough money being put into filmmaking.ONF/NFB Creation also wants the film board to provide more transparency regarding its expenditures and take more input from creators in its decision-making.The group is also calling for the NFB roles of film commissioner and chair of the board of trustees to be separated so there can be “proper oversight of NFB management.”Joli-Coeur denied the expenditure claims in a recent interview with The Canadian Press, noting the NFB’s number of productions is increasing and insisting he has “a lot of consideration for the creators.”He pointed to its annual report of 2017-2018, which shows that 50 per cent of the approximately $72-million budget went to production last year.Joli-Coeur also said the NFB’s next annual report shows that this year, out of a budget of $67 million, roughly 50 per cent went to production.ONF/NFB Creation claims the NFB numbers Joli-Coeur refers to are enlarged because they include in-house spending.Using documents they say were acquired through an Access to Information request as well as input from producers, the group says “external production” spending — that is, money put toward NFB creators who are freelanced — has actually gone down.ONF/NFB Creation also says the number of productions appears large because it includes many projects that are short in length and don’t require a lot of time to make.The group would like to see more money put into projects that are more in-depth and have a longer production time to allow creators to develop special techniques.“When I see what’s happening, it really hurts me, because I’m passionate about that place,” said Vancouver filmmaker David Fine, a longtime film board collaborator whose 2018 NFB animated short “Animal Behaviour,” made with Alison Snowden, got an Oscar nomination.“It’s not like us filmmakers want to undermine the NFB. We feel a deep passion about what it should be and how it should support filmmaking and artists and how it’s become somewhat top-heavy, and in a lot of ways, run by managers that have little relation to filmmaking experience.”In an interview after his reappointment was announced in late June, Joli-Coeur said he disagrees with the way the ONF/NFB Creation has culled its financial information, noting “at the end of the day we should just use the audited financial reports.”The two sides appeared to have reached an impasse until Tuesday, when Joli-Coeur and upper management held three meetings with NFB staff in Montreal to talk about the dispute, said Baylaucq.“The meeting on Tuesday was an historic meeting,” said Baylaucq, who was at the first two gatherings.“I’ve never heard NFB staff speak so openly and courageously to the people that can terminate their contracts. I was really impressed. Essentially people were saying the workload and the administer bloat has to stop and we need to be more efficient and we need to have creators by our side.”Meanwhile, an inauguration of the NFB’s new Montreal building originally scheduled for November has been pushed to February 2020. The NFB says it’s because the theatre and public space for screenings, activities and special events will not be ready in 2019. However, NFB staff and creators will move to the new building in September as planned.By Victoria Ahearn ~ The Canadian Press Facebook
CALGARY – Plentiful cheap natural gas is no guarantee that a Canadian LNG export industry will develop, says an executive with Progress Energy Canada, a division of Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas which cancelled its $36-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project in July.The decision was difficult to make but “headwinds were too great” for the partnership to green light the West Coast megaproject, said Dennis Lawrence, vice-president of production for Progress, during a panel discussion at the Calgary Energy Roundtable on Wednesday.Lawrence said delays meant the project missed its opportunity to enter the global LNG market when it had a good chance to thrive.“We think it may be a bit of a wake-up call to us as an industry, to governments, to regulators within Canada that time is actually of utmost importance on these projects, that delays and long regulatory timelines can ultimately have an impact on whether projects go ahead or not,” he said.Lawrence said the consortium’s research showed that its northeastern B.C. Montney gas wells would be competitive with natural gas produced in the northeastern U.S. and it is now focused on developing access to those North American markets.Divergent opinions expressed at the conference reflect the uncertain status of Canada’s LNG industry, with nearly two dozen projects proposed and only one — the relatively tiny Woodfibre LNG — approved for construction by its owners.Andy Calitz, CEO of the $40-billion LNG Canada project led by Royal Dutch Shell PLC, said he remains optimistic about the industry’s prospects despite lower global LNG prices and growing competition.He said he believes Canada’s low-cost gas and relatively closer location to Asia makes it competitive with other countries vying to sell liquefied natural gas around the world. But he conceded the higher cost to build liquefaction facilities and pipelines in British Columbia will affect an investment decision expected next year.“The market to import LNG is now growing to 260 million tonnes per year in 38 countries…. There is a market out there,” he said, noting China’s new appetite for gas to replace coal and growing demand from countries such as India, Indonesia and Thailand.Deteriorating world prices blamed by the Pacific NorthWest LNG partners were also cited by developers of the $28-billion Aurora LNG project when it was cancelled in September.“We’re actually very pessimistic,” said panellist Dave Tulk, a partner with consulting company Gas Processing Management Inc., adding neither the industry nor governments are working together to come up with a “master plan” for the industry.“The challenges that (LNG Canada) has to get over in terms of pipelines, to dig a 670-kilometre pipeline, go through two mountain ranges, to get all that in place without the full support of the federal and provincial governments and industry, we just think that’s going to be a difficult challenge,” he said.In a separate presentation, David Hill, executive vice-president of exploration and business development for Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA), said he was surprised at how quickly American competitors were able to establish an LNG exporting industry ahead of Canada.He said Encana, which produces half of its oil and gas in Canada and half in the U.S., is already seeing lower gas prices north of the border due to American shale gas competition but it is hopeful that new demand from the Canadian oilsands and petrochemical industries will support domestic gas markets and Encana investment decisions in future.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.
Rabat- The Greek duo Katerina Fotinaki and Eva Atmatzidou delivered a graceful performance on Friday, the eighth day of Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World. Their fusion of ancient and modern Greek music found an echo in Rabat’s fascinating archaeological landmark, Chellah. Surrounded by Rabat’s Chellah, a walled fort of Roman ruins and gentle gardens, listening to the silky voices and Greek guitar playing of Fotinaki and Atmatzidou was a charming experience on Friday evening.Performing for the first time together, Fotinaki and Atmatzidou’s bright sense of humour and warm emotions enabled them to connect immediately with their Moroccan audience. With Fotinaki living in France and Atmatzdou in Greece, they finally got to perform for the first time as a duo. “It is thanks to [Mawazine] festival that Eva and I got to perform together,” said Fotinaki.Before introducing each song, Fotinaki briefly explained in French what the Greek lyrics meant.The duo began with a song about “liberty and revolution.” The guitar melodies merging with their serene vocals gave off a feeling of peace and serenity.Afterwards, the singers dedicated a song to Morocco, expressing how they see and feel about the country.Video Playerhttps://www.moroccoworldnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/WhatsApp-Video-2018-06-29-at-17.41.57.mp400:0000:0002:16Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Later, Fotinaki sang a Greek-Turkish folk song about mourning love, and Atmatzidou delivered a solo guitar performance, garnering the audience’s applause.Video Playerhttps://www.moroccoworldnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/WhatsApp-Video-2018-06-29-at-17.41.57.mp400:0000:0002:16Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Towards the end of the concert, Fotinaki sang a song about identity inspired by T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Waste Land.”The song was dedicated to migrants “who leave their home countries despite the risk.”Fotinaki and Atmatzidou said they were immensely joyful to have performed together in Morocco, and sang one last song requested by one of their fans.Katerina FotinakiKaterina Fotinaki who performed in Mawazine 2015 with her trio band “Tzitzikia” found her way back to the festival in its 17th year.Fotinaki is an author, singer, composer and guitarist. In addition to her distinguished guitar style, she plays harmonica, bouzouki and mandolin. Fotinaki grew up in Greece before she moved to France in 2006, where her songs have been greatly acclaimed by French critics.Eva AtmatzidouEva Atmatzidou composes and writes her own solo guitar songs. She released her first album in 2010, named “Mateo Roz.” Atmatzidou studied jazz guitar improvisation and modern singing, as well as art history.Besides her music studies, Atmatzidou studied psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, from which she obtained a degree in “Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Specific Learning Disabilities” and on “Counseling Children, Parents and Teachers.”
OTTAWA — Statistics Canada unveiled its monthly jobs numbers Friday at a time when the federal government’s labour data is under heightened scrutiny.[np_storybar title=”Statscan jobs data fails to provide full picture for policymakers and job seekers, auditor-general says” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2014/05/06/statscan-job-data-fails-to-provide-full-picture-for-policymakers-and-job-seekers-auditor-general-says/”%5DThis blind spot has added fuel to a raging political debate over the growing use of temporary foreign workers to fill jobs that employers say Canadians aren’t available for. Read more [/np_storybar]The Labour Force Survey comes just days after the auditor general’s spring report found Statcan’s job-vacancy survey too vague, concluding the figures provided little value to governments and other users.And it comes with the Conservative government under sustained fire over alleged abuses of its temporary foreign workers program, which was created to fill labour shortages in certain sectors.Statistics Canada’s survey presents the number of jobs created or lost for the given month, as well as the unemployment rate.[np_storybar title=”Garbage designer, Robot counsellor, Nostalgist are among 9 futuristic jobs Canadians could see by 2030″ link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2014/05/06/a-garbage-designer-robot-counsellor-nostalgist-are-among-9-futuristic-jobs-canadians-could-see-by-2030/”%5DCanadian study looks at macro and micro trends and consults industry to imagine what careers will look like 20 years from now. Take a look [/np_storybar]Don Drummond, an economist who wrote a report for the government five years ago on how to improve the country’s labour-market data, said the concerns over the Labour Force Survey lie in the limitations of the figures available.The measurements don’t even address the most interesting information, because they zero in on the net numbers of the labour force, rather than the “real action” of the gross data, Drummond said.For example, the announcement might say that 20,000 jobs were created for a given month, “but that’s actually dead wrong,” said Drummond, who believes a more detailed picture would give Canadians a better grasp of the situation.“All it says is that employment went up by 20,000. But that 20,000 number might reflect the creation of 300,000 jobs and a loss of 280,000 jobs.” The second potential pitfall is hidden beneath the sampling variability of the data, which could mean the figure provided is way off the mark, Drummond added.The two- or three-month trends give a much more reliable account of the situation, he said. And the regional and occupational statistics use sample sizes that are too small, resulting in data that Drummond warned can be “extraordinarily misleading.”Increasing those sample sizes would help, although that would also hike costs, he said.“Or we could have a more realistic perspective of diminishing the importance and reliability we tend to attach to any given month’s result. To a large degree, it’s just kind of white noise.”Rather than focusing on unemployment, Drummond said the priority should be building a better job-vacancy survey. He recommended basing it on larger samples and providing information such as the job skills needed for the positions.“Certainly, if I was unemployed, I would rather know where there’s a job vacancy than how many other people are unemployed along with me,” he said. On Tuesday, the auditor general said the government’s survey of employment, payrolls and hours doesn’t provide specifics on the precise location of job vacancies within a province.Other surveys used by Ottawa to take the pulse of employment trends have also been criticized as inaccurate or incomplete. Statcan, meanwhile, has been hit with a $29.3-million funding cut over the last two years. Canadians have frequently heard Finance Minister Joe Oliver — and his predecessor Jim Flaherty — boast about Canada’s economic and job creation performance since the recession, claiming it has outperformed large industrialized nations.Looking to the next federal election, political parties are set to duel over which one has the best employment-creation plan.Angella MacEwen, a senior economist with the Canadian Labour Congress, said more funding is needed for Statistics Canada, so that it can provide a clearer picture for voters.“I think it’s very important for the public to have the right information and to see who’s telling them the truth,” MacEwen said.She said the Canadian Labour Congress has also been calling on the government to take its Labour Force Survey even further. The group says the survey should include stats on Canadians who are no longer looking for work as well as those who are underemployed — people who are seeking more work. By adding those categories, she said the Canadian unemployment figure would more than double, rising to 2.7 million from 1.3 million.MacEwan said the organization has also been urging Ottawa to give StatsCan enough resources to complete its workplace survey, a program that would show how many people have been fired and hired. The program, she said, ran out of money before the analysis could be complete.She also agrees that more funding is needed for the job-vacancy survey, which would help businesses plan for the future. Without it, she added, employers could struggle as the workforce continues to age.“I think it does make it more difficult for potential employers who are trying to plan ahead and figure out, ’OK, what are the skills shortages going to be?’ ”
The September polls will see 56 councilors being elected to the Central Province which consists of Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and the Matale districts, 50 councilors to the North Western Province covering the Kurunegala and Puttalam districts and 36 councilors to the Northern provincial council.The Election Department has accepted 201 nominations from 3,785 candidates in total for the three provinces. The political parties have fielded 2,279 candidates while independent groups have fielded 1,506 candidates. (Colombo Gazette) He also urged candidates to make sure their campaign does not disrupt the advanced level examinations which begin tomorrow. The President also instructed his party members who are contesting the elections to return any government vehicle in their possession as per election rules. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called for a peaceful election campaign to be held ahead of the provincial council elections in September.The President told ruling party candidates contesting the polls in the Central and North Western Province to ensure the image of the party and the government is protected when they campaign for the election, the President’s office said today.
In Chad, the European Union has announced its support for the local production of fortified complementary food, which will be implemented by several United Nations agencies (FAO, WHO, WFP, and UNICEF.) Photo: WFP Chad/Nathalie Magnien Given the real challenge to improve infant and young child nutrition in Chad, Philippe Barragne-Bigot, UNICEF Representative in Chad, stressed that “to raise communities’ awareness, especially that of mothers, about the importance of adequate nutrition for infants and young children will be crucial to ensure optimal growth.” Therefore, UNICEF and its partners will support behavioural change communication campaigns and will promote the uptake of locally produced nutritious food, as part of the healthy nutritional practices promotion.As fighting against malnutrition being one of its key priorities, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will together support Chad’s National Nutrition and Food Policy and the National Investment Programme in the Rural Sector. “Through the local production of complementary fortified food, which adheres to quality international standards, we are delighted to improve access, availability and use of highly nutritious food for the most vulnerable, especially for young children,” said Mohamadou Mansour N’Diaye, the FAO Representative in Chad. This new partnership is a complement to the 11th European Development Fund, through which the EU will invest more than 156 million from 2016 until 2021 to improve efforts to combat chronic malnutrition. It will be piloted in Mayo-Kebbi East, Mayo-Kebbi West and Kanem regions. These Chadian regions are affected by chronic hunger, with levels of malnutrition either close to or surpassing World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergency threshold of 30 percent, though favourable conditions for good agricultural production exist. “Thanks to the EU’s contribution of €5 million, the participating UN agencies are on the path to reaching Sustainable Development Goal 2 – to achieve zero hunger by 2030,” said Mary-Ellen McGroarty, World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director for Chad. The joint project, “Local production of complementary fortified food” (PRO-FORT), aims at promoting local production of quality food; reinforcing production capacities and marketing of fortified food; encouraging the uptake of better maternal and child nutrition practices; and reducing malnutrition. “We are delighted because this enables us to reinforce our efforts to fight malnutrition and support this initiative, said Denisa-Elena Ionete, the EU Ambassador and head of the European Delegation in Chad, while highlighting that this “will create the first link in a chain of locally-produced fortified complementary food for children.” Chronic malnutrition has serious and sometimes irreversible consequences on children’s cognitive and physical growth, which continues into adulthood and considerably reduces their productivity, with a negative impact on productivity during adulthood. Further, over half of the adult population suffered from stunting during their childhood, according to the Cost of Hunger Study in Chad (October 2016).
Saturday 29 Oct 2016, 7:45 AM By Sarah Geraghty ‘I’ve been imagining my dad at the finish line, ready to swaddle me in a tricolour’ Before telling everyone, you need to be very honest with yourself about why you’re doing a marathon, writes Sarah Geraghty ahead of Sunday’s 26.2 mile run across Dublin city. Sarah Geraghty 377 Views https://jrnl.ie/3052020 Oct 29th 2016, 7:45 AM Short URL 37 Comments “173 DAYS? THERE’S no way I’d be fit enough. I’m here eating cake.”My cousin knew that cake was no excuse. So I allowed her a few more feeble protests before she surrendered.“Thank you for registering for the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2016.”Then we were two.My friend and partner in a Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser was less considered.“No way,” said Niall.He came back a few days later, agreeing we should rise to the challenge.To seal the deal, I – hater of Whatsapp groups and all phone notifications – crossed a line and added them as ‘friends’ on the MapMyRun app.All three of us could now benefit from an enraging alert every time one of us ran, how far we went, and how long it took.I am a runnerRunning was always there, faintly, in the background. Never anything more serious than a 10k. But I definitely had notions of being ‘a runner’.On a flight in January, such notions were tested when I encountered an all-kayaking, all-cycling, ironman of a neighbour who suggested we do “an easy 10 miler” around our native area someday.“Yeah, that’d be great,” I said quite convincingly. What I was thinking was:*Don’t ever come looking for me at my home. I’m a fraud.*Around the same time, my family was adjusting to a savage health diagnosis and what one nurse called the “new normal” in our house.It’s textbook: You search for distraction, for mind and body, something – above all – that will help you sleep. A straight choice between “hitting the hard stuff hard”, as a colleague put it, or sweating it out. We gave the first option a lash, deemed it unhelpful, and examined the second with resignation. Will that glass of red wine last night affect my kidneys? What if I’m still running after 7 hours? Is that twinge in my knee career-ending? Did I do enough long runs? Eight weeks of Strictly came to an end in March, gym membership came up for renewal, the days were getting longer and it was time to start prepping in case that ironman of a neighbour came knocking.By June, I was running… not pushing myself beyond a few kilometres (around 3.5km or so) and just stopping when I felt I’d earned a break.So I set my sights on the marathon. No halves for me; straight to the big-time. Sarah with her dad Pat in the Aviva Stadium.The big-time is a serious undertaking. Before you start telling everyone that you’re doing a marathon – which you will – you need to be very honest with yourself about why.Mine began with the excitement of imagining my dad being there as I crossed the finish line, Jessica Ennis-style, to swaddle me in a tricolour.With a love and respect for all sport (except Formula 1) and the people who play (except Conor McGregor), he takes it seriously.“You had a good puck, could kick a ball, had a good seat on a horse, a decent hand at tennis, you’d have been a handy cross-country runner or basketball player.“If you could only remain as enthusiastic as when you started…..”Therein lies the reason.It was less about the drama and more about declaring that I was embarking on something, sticking with it and getting the job done.With that, I contacted an amateur runner turned performance coach I knew for advice, who said he’d be delighted to share his expertise. For €1,000.Eh, no thanks. I’ll just google “training plan first marathon”.“Mmmmh… This is grand, you just have to stick to the FREE plan,” I declared with the signature enthusiasm that made everyone nervous.Firstly, I underestimated the difference between miles and kilometres.My swagger was under threat during week one when I skipped out to do five miles. And extinct by the time I bounced off to complete that week’s requisite eight miles, not accounting for twilight and a long, straight, lonely, country road. A WhatsApp communication to a friend while on that long, lonely road….“I can’t actually do a marathon,” I squealed, knocking off my MapMyRun notifications.“You have to be patient,” counselled my dad, with what might have been a wince.Then, almost without noticing, you’re not giving yourself permission to stop when Beyonce stops End of Time (3.43 minutes). You don’t really want, or need, to stop. Queen Bey wouldn’t stop, would she?Each week, another previously-unimaginable mile is ticked on the plan and by the time you’re doing 12 miles – MILES! – on a dark, drizzly, Saturday morning, you’re in a new phase. And, while you have your soldiers-in-arms on MapMyRun, you’re a one-woman team.Hello again, old swagger.I never got so cool that I didn’t sprint finish into the kitchen to shriek, “I DID IT, I RAN 14 MILES!” Then lie down for three hours with a hot water bottle hugging my left calf.“Are there any old crutches lying around the house? I don’t think I can walk.”“Did you do a warm-down?”“Course I did, Dad. God.” Quick Google: *what is a warm-down?*By now, you know if your favourite companions are music, podcasts or silence. What food you should not eat two hours beforehand. Bread is not your enemy. You cannot stick to the plan with a hangover and you’ll be really disappointed in yourself if that’s why you’re a week behind. You don’t need glossy running gear. There’s less elation at smashing 18 miles, more just quiet, tired relief. Some drivers hate runners and will slow down to tell you so. Loved ones will do things like drive out ahead of you and leave bottles of water along your route or cycle alongside to get you through the last two miles of 20 – 20 MILES! Or secretly assemble teams of cheerleaders with signs for the day itself. Sarah’s Dad accompanying her on the last stretch of the big 20 miler.Everyone has a marathon story and they’re mostly encouraging – except for the husband of the hairdresser who had an “ab-so-lute disaaaaaster”.He was traumatised if you must know. It might have been his toes; they take a beating.By now you know a lot about patience – with yourself, your body, your advisors, the plan – and what it is to play a long game.The two incidents that threatened a Katie and Pete Taylor-type split between my dad and me sprang from my disregard for these old-fashioned, long-game notions.“It’s not worth it, wait until you’re ready,” he advised when I was insisting on doing a half marathon while injured. (He was right, of course). Completing the longest run – 20 miles – before the big one on Sunday.Now it’s the day before. I’m off to the airport to collect the cousin who thought cake would get her off the hook. You could paper the walls with headlines about hitting The Wall and we’re all afflicted by niggles of doubt.A last-minute splurge on never-before-used energy gels, frantic googling of ‘what to eat before a marathon’, zero ability to visualise the finish-line as advised by Catherina McKiernan and her zen kind, a darting pain through my chest every time someone says where they’ll be gathered (UCD, Ballyfermot – god, it’s a very long route) to roar you on. Share794 Tweet Email1 Then you remember it is meant to be fun. That you’re extraordinarily lucky to have a body that is able to do this. And check this – there’s a 1916 commemorative medal up for grabs.Sarah Geraghty is a writer, a Kildare woman, a dog-owner, a daughter and, from tomorrow, a bona fide runner. You can find her on Twitter @SarahCGeraghtyMore: The runner hoping to break a world record by soloing this weekend’s Dublin Marathon What if my playlist runs out? 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Europe’s leading human rights body slammed conditions in Greek prisons and migrant detention centres, saying no improvements have been made despite recommendations made two years ago.The report was based on visits in April 2013 to 25 border and police stations, seven prisons and eight immigration and coast guard detention facilities by the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, or CPT.The CPT also released the Greek government’s response to its reproach, in which authorities detail measures being taken to tackle the problems and reject criticism about understaffing in penitentiaries.The CPT noted increasing mistreatment of suspects by police during the arrest procedure, chronic overcrowding in prisons and migrant detention centres and a severe staffing shortage of prison guards.The Associated Press revealed the dire conditions of Greek prisons in a December 2013 report.In its previous visit to Greece, the CPT said it had “expressed its serious concern” over the same issues.“The findings of the 2013 visit demonstrate clearly that the situation … remains dire,” the report says.It noted most penitentiaries were at double or triple capacity, with inmates sharing beds or sleeping on mattresses on the floor. In the men’s section of the country’s largest prison, Korydallos, there were two prison officers on staff for a wing of 400 inmates during the day.With prisons beyond capacity, hundreds of suspects in remand or newly convicted are held for months in police stations, where cells “are all totally unsuitable” to house people for more than 24 hours.CPT described one such cell of 12 square meters (130 square feet) that held eight people, with detainees sleeping sitting on a chair, a table or on cardboard on the floor.Conditions are also dire for migrants caught entering the country illegally. The report said that in one station, “two or more women were held for months in a dark, moldy and dilapidated basement cell of a mere 5 square meters (54 square feet) with no access to outdoor exercise or hygiene products.” Source: AP Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Les pesticides tuent un agriculteur françaisUn viticulteur est mort d’une leucémie le week-end dernier après avoir été exposé de nombreuses fois aux pesticides. Sa maladie avait été reconnue comme maladie professionnelle.Yannick Chenet, 43 ans, est mort samedi dernier, à Ruffec (Charente), d’une leucémie qu’il a contractée à la suite d’expositions répétées aux pesticides. L’agriculteur se battait pour interdire ces produits nocifs mais n’a pas eu le temps de gagner ce combat. La leucémie l’avait empêché de poursuivre l’exploitation de ses terres. Selon l’AFP, l’homme avait obtenu de la Mutualité sociale agricole la reconnaissance de maladie professionnelle pour son cancer du sang, en 2006.Aucun produit n’a été montré du doigt par la Mutualité sociale agricole, mais Sud Ouest précise que les soupçons se sont portés sur le benzène, qui est “fréquemment utilisé comme solvant ou diluant”. Le journal indique qu’ “une première jurisprudence en 2003, concernant un agriculteur de la Meuse” lui avait permis d’obtenir satisfaction.Sorti en France en novembre dernier, un film de Jean-Paul Jaud, intitulé Severn, racontait le combat de Yannick Chenet contre l’utilisation des pesticides. Monsanto, qui fabrique les pesticides qui l’ont empoisonné, a été vivement critiqué. Nadine Lauverjat, porte-parole de l’association Générations Futures, a déclaré auprès de l’AFP : “Nous avons la conviction très forte qu’au vu de cette nouvelle, le combat doit se poursuivre en mémoire de toutes celles et ceux qui, comme Yannick, voient leur vie s’arrêter parce qu’ils ont utilisé des produits auxquels ils n’auraient pas du être exposés”.Le 20 janvier 2011 à 10:25 • Emmanuel Perrin
Thompson thanked the firefighters who shopped with the kids along with those who covered the station, Fred Meyer staff, and the volunteers who helped wrap presents. The money for the event is donated by the crews at CES, as well as community partners who donate each year. The “Shop with a Firefighter” program helps local children in need pick out presents for themselves and their families while accompanied by first responders. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享18 children in the community shopped with local Central Emergency Services over the weekend, participating in the annual “Shop with a Firefighter” event. The event was once again spearheaded by Josh Thompson with CES who says this year went off without a hitch.
Amazon has made another stride in the Indian market by listing the Kindle Fire HD tablets on its website. The retail giant will start rolling out the tablets and e-readers in India from 27 June onwards.The website which made its debut in India last week, initially offered books, film and television titles. And now, the popular Kindle Fire HD tablets and Paperwhite e-reader are up for grabs.Both the 7-inch and 8.9-inch display tablets come with Android 4.0.3 OS, dual-band Wi-Fi, Dolby Audio with dual stereo speakers, and are available in 16GB and 32GB variants. Instead of Google Play apps, the tablet will feature Amazon’s own app store that has over 1.9 million apps and games along with the world’s largest collections of eBooks. “Not only does Kindle Fire feature advanced hardware, it’s also a service,” said Dave Limp, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “The combination of the leading apps, the largest book selection, great email and browsing and top rated customer service, we hope our customers in India will agree that Kindle Fire HD is the best tablet for a great price.”The high-end Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch and Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tablets are priced at ₹21,999 and ₹15,999, respectively.The 6-inch, sleek e-reader is available for ₹5,999, while the Kindle Paperwhite – a 3G enabled e-reader with high resolution screen, is priced at ₹13, 999.Starting 27 June, Kindle Fire HD will also be available at over a hundred retail outlets including Croma, Reliance Digital, E-Zone and Vijay Sales stores located in various cities across the country.With its own app store, higher-end processors and similar prices, Amazon is placing a defensive foot against its rivals Samsung and Apple to cash in on the burgeoning Indian market.According to research firm IDC, the overall tablet market in India has reached approximately 2.66 million units in 2012. Samsung is India’s top tablet vendor with 15.76 per cent share, followed by Micromax at 13.33 per cent and Apple at 9.92 per cent.
A local leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) died in police custody at Jessore Central Jail on Monday night, reports UNB.The deceased was Badiur Rahman, 46, BNP vice-president of Bagharpara municipality unit and son of late Abdul Goni Shikdar, a resident of Bagharpara upazila headquarters.Medical officer of Jessore General Hospital, Kajal Mallik, told UNB that the jail authorities rushed Badiur to the hospital around 11:30pm where an on-duty Physicians declared him dead.However, jailer of Jessore Central Jail Abu Taleb claimed that the BNP leader died of “a massive heart attack” while undergoing treatment at Jessore General Hospital on Monday night.In a press conference at Jessore Press Club on Tuesday afternoon Syed Saberul Haque Sabu, general secretary of Jessore district unit BNP alleged that Badiur died “due to negligence of jail authorities”.Countering the jail authorities’ narrative, he questioned why no one had informed Badiur’s family that he had fallen sick.Three BNP leaders have died at Jessore Central Jail during the incumbent Awami League rule, he noted.Earlier on 25 August, law enforcers arrested Badiur from his business outlet at Bagharpara in connection with a violence case filed against him and 45 others of the BNP district unit.
Perhaps the typical first question – why the pseudonym/pen-name? Why not just be co-authors?We like to keep our fiction separate from our non-fiction. We weren’t originally intending that anyone should know who Alex Rutherford is. Also, we understand that publishers prefer a single name on the cover but you’d better ask them. We’ve now got very used to ‘Alex’ who’s a real person to us.What inspired you to write Empire of the Moghul series? Our travels in India first sparked our interest in the Moghuls as well as the country’s other cultures and dynasties. We’ve spent over 18 months of our lives in India at different times. It inspired us, among many other things, to start reading the Moghul chronicles and then to write a non-fiction book on the Taj Mahal (under our real joint names!) before embarking on the Empire of the Moghul series. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Since it is history you are dealing with – whose side are you on? The victors as always or do you have some sympathy for the losers as well (in this case the rest of India that the Moghuls conquered)?It’s true that history favours the victor because that’s who generally writes the history. Victory often goes to the strong, not to the best or nicest people, so, of course, we have sympathy for those who do not win and have to live with consequences and still preserve their culture, which the Indian people did magnificently. Even within the Moghul hierarchy, there are winners and losers. We have great sympathy for Dara and Jahanara for example. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWho is your favourite Moghul and why? Gosh, that’s a hard one. We liked Babur for his determination to succeed in the face of all the odds and for writing such frank memoirs, even though Baburnama now only exists in parts. We also have huge admiration for Akbar for trying to make his empire inclusive of all peoples and all religions – something very rare for his time anywhere in the world, especially when different sects of the Christian religion (Protestants and Catholics) were killing each other in Europe and fighting cruel wars. Why write about the Moghuls and not go further back in time and write about the Guptas? Or Ashoka? (Alternately – would you ever write about another dynasty?) We are currently thinking of going back further – with the encouragement of Hachette India – perhaps to Ashoka, but first we still have one more Moghul book to write, about Aurangzeb.Does the fact that the dynasty had Islam as its religion give it a more global appeal than writing about a Hindu dynasty or one Hindu ruler with a glorious career?That wasn’t a factor in our choice. We chose the Moghul dynasty for its richly-textured story. We hope the books are about characters and universal themes, such as love and ambition.From a publisher’s point-of-view, how feasible is historical fiction? We think historical fiction is still very popular and we’re very grateful to people in India for reading our works and hopefully enjoying them. The question about how marketable historical fiction is really should be aimed at the publishers.Is it harder to write historical fiction than a mythological one?Never having tried to write a story based on mythology, so this is hard to answer. But perhaps historical fiction imposes more constraints, particularly where there are detailed chronicles and other sources to which the writer has to have access.In The Serpent’s Tooth, your sympathies tend to lie with Shah Jahan and not with Aurangzeb. Will the loyalties shift by the next book to Aurangzeb?Aurangzeb is a complex character who had problems in his personal life – imprisoning and fighting several of his children as well as killing some of his brothers. In his public life, he alienated by his actions the majority of his subjects. We will try to understand what in his character and early experiences led him to do these things. For example, in a letter he wrote that his father never loved him. Perhaps, there lies a clue.There have been problems with revisiting Mughal history, as there is a rise in Hindu nationalism at present in India. Does that bother you?We always try to be true to what happened. We try to look at people’s characters and hopefully to cause offence to no one. We want people to enjoy our books and not be offended by them.
Delhi Police will seek the custody of its head constable who was arrested by the Anti Corruption Branch of the Delhi government in an alleged case of bribery as the former has registered a separate FIR and launched a parallel investigation in the case. The FIR was registered yesterday by Delhi Police’s vigilance department which has a dedicated police station to probe cases of corruption and indiscipline in the force. Police has asked the ACB to share with it all the evidences regarding the case and have also contacted the complainant to provide a digital copy of the sting operation which he had submitted to the ACB. Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreA senior official said they will also seek the custody of the head constable for their probe. The SHO of Sonia Vihar Police Station, where the accused head constable was posted when he was arrested by ACB, has also been shunted out in this connection to ensure a fair probe. “We have registered a case and taken up investigation. Whatever will be needed will be done,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Vigilance) Sindhu Pillai said. A turf war had broken out between the Delhi Police, controlled by the central government, and the Delhi Government after head constable Anil was arrested by ACB on the intervening night of May 1 and 2. Also Read – Man who cheated 20 women on matrimonial websites arrestedThe Delhi Police had registered an FIR of kidnapping in this connection on the complaint of the constable’s wife. Senior police officials had argued that they were informed about his arrest by the ACB only the next day and the FIR was registered before the official intimation was received by them. The move triggered off a controversy with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia alleging that Delhi Police was covering up a corruption case involving its officials by registering an FIR of kidnapping.
Although one may wish that she was pure myth, Erzsébet Báthory, better known as Elizabeth, was a real person outrivaled in her bloodthirst only by Count Dracula. However, it is now impossible to determine where facts end and fiction begins in the 17th-century horror story that Elizabeth spread across Transylvania. According to the legend, “the Infamous Lady” bathed in the blood of some 650 servant girls who she enjoyed torturing before murdering them. Legend has it that “the Blood Countess” had a torture chamber in her castle designed in agreement with her husband.Copy of the lost 1585 original portrait of Elizabeth Bathory.She was born in 1560 in Transylvania and her parents, allegedly, were both Báthorys by birth. Ever since her childhood, Elizabeth was the witness of brutality and bloodshed performed by her family on petty criminals and wrongdoers.One of her uncles introduced her to Satanism, while one of her aunts taught her everything about sadomasochism.Transylvania, central Romania.At the age of 14, she married the 20-year-old Count Ferenc Nádasdy, an ambitious soldier who led the Hungarian armies against the Ottoman forces in Central Europe. They were both highly intelligent and knowledgeable about many subjects.Count Ferenc Nádasdy.Since Ferenc was passionate about military business, he left Elizabeth to run the estates. She had a profound understanding of classical studies, economics, and politics, and she was fluent in Greek, Latin, and German.In the absence of her husband, Elizabeth enjoyed the presence of many lovers in the famous Csejthe Castle, in what is today Slovakia, and gave birth to four children. But there was nothing she enjoyed more than her torture chamber in the castle where she experimented with torture techniques on servant girls.Csejthe Castle. Photo by Martin Hlauka (Pescan)Accounts say that although Ferenc built the chamber for Elizabeth, he managed to control her sadistic appetite to some degree. However, after his death in 1604, things slipped out of control.“The Infamous Lady” mastered the torture techniques while her sadistic urges intensified with time. Among some of the methods she used were biting the flesh from the girls’ arms, faces, and breasts before killing them, sticking needles into their eyes and lips, cutting their bodies with scissors, burning them with red-hot metals, beating, and starving them.Ecsed, the lake and the old castle.Elizabeth ate bits of flesh from her victims’ bodies believing that it would help her keep her youth and looks, and bathed in their blood with a belief that it would make her stronger and healthier.The villagers became so afraid of the rumors that no girl ever returned from the castle that they started hiding their daughters. Elizabeth even had assistants to provide her with new ideas and supplies for torture. One of them was Dorottya Szentes, a local witch who helped Elizabeth hunt for girls around the castle.Main tower at Csejthe Castle, Slovakia. Photo by Jacomoman78 CC BY-SA 3.0Through the years, the rumors of horrors in the castle spread around, but the Countess’ sick behavior was ignored due to her powerful family. However, after the murder of a noble girl in 1609 which Elizabeth tried to rule as a suicide, King Matthias of Hungary and Croatia decided to put an end to the madness.He ordered a night raid on Csejthe Castle, during which officials discovered the dead bodies of young girls in each corner they looked. It was the end for Elizabeth. Along with her assistants, Elizabeth Báthory was convicted of 80 murders, but some estimates suggest that the total number of her victims was 650.Read another story from us:“Halloween” reboots with a brand new sequel starring Jamie Lee CurtisHer crime associates were sentenced to death, while she was imprisoned in a room in her own castle for life. There were only tiny slits for air and food in the chamber where she endured barely three years before she was found dead on the floor.She is considered the evilest woman in the history of humanity.
Share MISSISSAUGA – Nothing’s a sure thing in life, except for Collette’s newly announced guaranteed departures.The tour operator has made the move to make all remaining retail-based departure dates from Feb. 14-Aug. 31 guaranteed. According to Courtney Iannuccilli, Vice President of Marketing, the move not only benefits clients but also agents, who can use it as a dedicated marketing tool.“We’re offering guaranteed departures to assist agents in growing their business. We know that guests want the peace of mind to know that their plans will not change and really see this as an advantage for the agent,” she said.To view tours with guaranteed departure dates go to collette.com Thursday, February 15, 2018 Travelweek Group Collette: All remaining dates through August are guaranteed to depart << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Collette Posted by
Share Posted by Tags: AMResorts, Europe TORONTO — Two AMResorts brands, Secrets and Dreams, are coming to Europe as part of a strategic alliance between AMResorts parent company Apple Leisure Group and Madrid-based NH Hotel Group.The two companies have announced they will jointly operate beachfront resorts in Spain to start with under the Secrets Resorts & Spas adults-only brand and Dreams Resorts & Spas family-friendly brand. The deal will also see the debut of a new three-star brand called Amigo Hotels & Resorts.AMResorts will oversee brand management and sales while NH will maintain operational management of the resorts. The first four hotels in AMResorts’ European portfolio are slated to open in Spain in 2019, in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Mallorca. The resorts will be conversions of existing hotels, which will undergo complete renovations to meet brand standards.“Spain has an abundance of beach and leisure destinations as well as one of the strongest all-inclusive resort markets outside of the Caribbean,” said Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group. “NH Hotel Group’s expertise in Europe made them the right partner to introduce AMResorts’ brands into the continent’s Mediterranean countries, with Spain as starting point of this strategic project.”Ramon Aragonés, CEO of NH Hotel Group, added: “This alliance is the result of a long-standing relationship between both companies, and will combine the recognized brands and dynamic sales and marketing experience of the North American-based AMResorts, with NH’s extensive experience as a leading hotel operator in Europe and Latin America. The result is an attractive hotel partnership model, which has already proven successful in the Caribbean, and we will leverage each company’s strengths to surpass travelers’ expectations in Europe’s top destinations.” The expansion into Europe marks the next phase of a long-standing partnership between AMResorts’ and NH, which began in 2011 when the companies established a similar model to open three resorts in the D.R.NH operates nearly 400 hotels in 30 countries across its three brands: NH Collection, NH Hotels and nhow. The company is the leading urban hotel operator in Spain, with more than 130 hotels in the country.AMResorts meanwhile has a pipeline of 52 open resorts and an additional 20 planned throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. The company provides sales, marketing and brand management services for Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets, Breathless, Dreams, Now and Sunscape Resorts & Spas. “As the second most visited country in the world in 2017, the time was right to expand our footprint across the Atlantic Ocean and into Europe, beginning in Spain. Through this partnership, NH Hotel Group is helping us enter the most competitive and popular destinations in this country, as well as in the rest of the Mediterranean markets, such as Italy where NH has a strong presence,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of AMResorts parent Apple Leisure Group. AMResorts to open Secrets, Dreams in Europe in 2019 Travelweek Group Thursday, May 17, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>
Each year in June, the shores of Los Cabos become the nesting grounds for five different species of sea turtles. Female turtles that are born in Los Cabos, return to lay their eggs in the soft sands along the Sea of Cortes where they were born. Guests are invited to observe the incubating and hatching process as well as lend a helping hand in protecting the sea turtles.Over 20 hotels throughout the destination are certified as sea turtle watch and rescue sites by PROFEPA, the federally funded organization dedicated to ensuring environmental justice in Mexico. To achieve certification, each hotel must apply for membership and attend workshops on conservation management of sea turtle nests. Additionally, hotels must complete two courses offered by the local supervising committee and PROFEPA in order to be certified to physically move the turtle nests.The following is a sample of hotel programs currently in place to protect the beloved sea turtles that return to the tip of the Baja Peninsula each year, creating a unique personal experience for hotel guests:Since 1997 Las Ventanas al Paraiso has been committed to protecting the sea turtles that return to its beach each year. With the arrival of the first sea turtle, Beach Attendants safeguard the nesting area each day as well as post flags and signs to keep people at a distance. Once the eggs hatch, the attendants swirl sashes in the air to frighten away any sea birds that may be lingering near the baby turtles. Guests staying at the resort can also get involved by escorting the turtles to the ocean, helping to keep any land or sea predators at bay. As a special turndown amenity during this special season, a small ceramic turtle and a card printed with the story of the discovery of the baby sea turtles at Las Ventanas are left on each guest’s pillow. For more information about experiencing the sea turtles at Las Ventanas, please visit www.lasventanas.com.The Marquis Los Cabos Resort is home to one of the protected sea turtle beaches recognized by environmental authorities. The eggs that are nested on this beach are watched over until they hatch when guests and employees are called upon to assist in their release. For more information about the sea turtles and the other environmental initiatives the Marquis offers, please visit www.marquisloscabos.com.In 2003, Zoetry Casa del Mar Los Cabos was designated as a protected sea turtle hatching ground by the federal government. During the sea turtle’s nesting months, the Mexican Navy along with authorized resort staff collect nests from surrounding beaches and bring them to the resort’s protected holding area. This is done to not only protect the eggs but also keep a record of the species and number of eggs that are laid. So far, Zoetry Casa del Mar has released 6,800 baby turtles from their hatching grounds. For more information about Zoetry Casa del Mar’s protection efforts please visit, www.zoetryresorts.com/CasaDelMar.Other hotels with certified sea turtle rescue programs include Casa Dorada Los Cabos, Crowne Plaza Los Cabos Grand Faro, Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa, Hotel Finisterra, The Grand Mayan Los Cabos, Montecristo Estates by Pueblo Bonito, One&Only Palmilla, Presidente InterContinental Los Cabos, Pueblo Bonito Los Cabos, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Holistic Retreat & Spa, Pueblo Bonito Rosé Resort & Spa, Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Royal Solaris Los Cabos, Solmar Suites. Villa de Palmar and the Westin Resort & Spa Los Cabos.www.loscabos.travel
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