Royal Air Maroc Wins National EGovernment Award

Rabat – Morocco’s national airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) won, here Thursday, the E-mtiaz Award in the “Website” category of the National Award for Electronic administration “e-mtiaz 2014”.Distance sales business “continued its steady growth since it has multiplied by nine in seven years,” while the number of visitors increased from 2.5 millions in 2006 to 19 millions in 2014, RAM said in a statement.The turnover via Internet constitutes 25 pc of the total turnover of the company, including 13 pc representing the turnover on the website www.royalairmaroc.com, the company added. RAM also noted a remarkable improvement in distance sales (+ 25% in November 2014) since the launch of the new website, and an increase of 22 pc of the number of site visitors till November 2014.

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WatchTim Hortons says layoffs affected 350 employees at its headquarters and regional

TORONTO — Tim Hortons says about 350 employees lost their jobs this week in layoffs across its organization, focused mainly at its headquarters and regional offices.A spokeswoman for the company told The Canadian Press that all affected employees have been notified and the layoffs remain within commitments made to Industry Canada to maintain certain job levels.The company has a total of 2,300 employees at its headquarters, regional offices and distribution centres across the country.Tim Hortons Inc confirms scores of head office layoffsTim Hortons Inc planning ‘significant’ layoffs at head offices next week: sourcesTwo longtime Tim Hortons executives step down abruptly after Burger King takeoverFormer Tim Hortons customer vows to give up his Timmies habit forever in scathing email rantTim Hortons merged with Burger King under Restaurant Brands International (TSX:QSR) late last year, and the company’s new owner was widely expected to cut staff.Part of Ottawa’s stipulations on the merger required the company to maintain staff levels at its franchised restaurants for five years.Employees at its offices were not protected under that agreement, though the company plans to maintain its headquarters in Oakville, Ont.Tim Hortons has five warehouse distribution centres, in Calgary; Guelph and Kingston, Ont.; Debert, N.S.; and Aldergrove, B.C. read more

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Monks storm Buddha bar lounge in Beruwala

A heated argument ensued between the hotel management and the monks after the monks demanded that the bar be shut down.The Venerable Galagodatthe Gnanasara Thera, who led the ‘Bodu Bala Sena’ monks to the hotel, said they will not allow any bar to operate in Sri Lanka using the name of the Lord Buddha. (Colombo Gazette) A group of monks said they had stormed a hotel in Beruwala late last night (Monday) where a party was underway in a bar under the name ‘Buddha bar’ lounge.The ‘Bodu Bala Sena’ monks went in vans to the hotel after receiving a tip that the party was being conducted using the name ‘Buddha bar’. The party had been attended by several guests of the hotel as well as outsiders who had received invites. However when the monks reached the hotel the management of the hotel  rejected the claims. read more

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Annan welcomes spirit of openness forgiveness in Central African Republic talks

In a message delivered in the capital Bangui by his Personal Representative, Gen. Lamine Cissé, Mr. Annan “noted that those present during these discussions had understood the need for a permanent dialogue to sustain national unity and guarantee the well being of future generations.”National reconciliation, he added, “is not just an event; it is a process that requires determination well beyond the transition period.”

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Egypt UN rights office concerned by harsh sentences handed down for activists

Briefing reporters in Geneva, OHCHR spokesperson Rupert Colville expressed concern about the decision by a Cairo criminal court on Wednesday to sentence the activists in absentia to 15 years’ imprisonment and to a fine and a further five years of police surveillance after their release. “This verdict constitutes the latest example in a chain of legal cases that have failed to meet international fair trial standards,” he said, adding that since the promulgation of the protest law in November 2013, dozens of protesters, including prominent activists, have been arrested and harshly sentenced in trials that generally fell short of global fair trial standards. OHCHR has already raised serious concerns about the law on protests, notably the vague definitions of restrictions and the excessive powers bestowed on commanders on the ground, leading to the possible use of lethal force without sufficient safeguards. “We have warned that the law could lead to serious breaches of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and needs to urgently be brought in conformity with Egypt’s international human rights obligations,” Mr. Colville stated.Two months ago, African and UN human rights experts called on Egyptian authorities to bring the country’s legal system into compliance with international and regional standards in the wake of the handing down of a second wave of mass death sentences.“Following the two mass trials, Egypt’s legal system is in critical need of being reformed, in line with international and regional standards,” stressed the nine UN experts, together with the Chairperson of the Working Group on Death Penalty and Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings in Africa.On 28 April 2014, a group of 683 individuals were sentenced to death in Egypt on charges related to the events in Al-Minya in August 2013. The verdicts were pronounced in the aftermath of a first round of mass death penalties imposed on 529 individuals on 24 March 2014.As in the first case, the second round of death sentences were pronounced, reportedly under similar charges, after proceedings that seriously violated international standards of fair trial and ‘the most serious crimes’ provisions. Among them, reports indicate lack of clarity on the precise charges against each individual, conduct of the trials in the absence of the defendants and their lawyers, and mass sentencing. read more

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Its The Final Takedown

Embed Code Welcome to the latest — and last! — episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. Last week, President Trump spoke out against NFL athletes like Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee during the national anthem. On the podcast’s final episode (Sept. 26, 2017), we discuss how Trump’s comments are an example of the way that hot takes have changed over the years. Next, Chad, Neil and Kate discuss what they’ve learned from the last three years of doing the podcast.Thanks so much for listening to the show. We’ll be debuting our new NBA podcast, The Lab, next week. If you’re already a subscriber to Hot Takedown, you’ll automatically be subscribed to the new podcast. If you’re not, and you’d like to listen to The Lab, please subscribe to Hot Takedown now.Links to what we discussed this week:The New York Times’s Juliet Macur asks whether this week’s NFL protests were a one-day revolt or something more.FiveThirtyEight’s Harry Enten wrote that the NFL protests are unpopular now — but they may not always be. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight read more

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Former constable charged up to £400 for gun control advice which should

A former police constable who charged almost £400 for gun control advice which should have been free, demanding payment from two hotels, is facing jail.Paul Duffield, 55, billed the Black Swan Hotel for £393 and also tried to charge the Feversham Arms Hotel while he held the post of civilian firearms enforcement officer at North Yorkshire Police.Yorkshire is known for its driven grouse shooting on the moors which straddle the A1 motorway.Both of the hotels Duffield advised are in the market town of Helmsley, which is considered a hotspot for the sport and hosts shooting parties involving hundreds of game.Duffield admitted two counts of misconduct in a public office and two counts of possessing firearms without authority at Teesside Crown Court.The second charge relates to powerful air rifles which were found at his home in Easingwold, North Yorkshire. He previously admitted possessing ammunition without authority.Duffield was a former police constable who took on a role as a civilian firearms enforcement officer with the force, the court heard.This responsibility involved dealing with enquiries from members of the public and police officers about firearms, shotguns and explosives, and providing specialist advice on issues such as licensing and certificates.The role also involved inspecting buildings to decide if security was sufficient to store guns. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Black Swan Hotel’s website says it has three private dining rooms which are ideal for accommodating visitors involved in shoots, and provides secure gun cabinets so guests can store their weapons.James Gelsthorpe, defending Duffield, said his client was undergoing treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder following an incident unrelated to these proceedings and was previously of good character.Judge Sean Morris bailed Duffield so a pre-sentence report could be prepared ahead of his sentencing in March.Warning him he could be jailed, he said: “The fact I am getting reports does not mean it won’t be a custodial sentence.” read more

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Emery impressed with Arsenals winning run

Emery impressed with Arsenals winning run

first_imgUnai Emery has hailed Arsenal’s brilliant run after they thrashed Fulham 5-1 on Sunday to record a ninth win in a row in all competitions.Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both grabbed a brace alongside a fine teamwork that was brilliantly finished by Aaron Ramsey to complete the rout on their London neighbours.The win means Arsenal are currently level on points with Tottenham in the Premier League ahead of the international break.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We are happy but also calm because we know it’s difficult each moment and each match, “Gunner’s head coach Emery told Sky. “Today we are happy. We are going to continue in our process with this victory.“I think we need to feel together. With the supporters, the club, the players. This spirit and mentality is very important for us and then we show our quality together and we can be happy like today.“It’s a process to know each other better after every training and after every match. We are getting better between the players and with the tactical system.”last_img read more

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Series of sabotages led to 21 August grenade attack

Series of sabotages led to 21 August grenade attack

first_imgSheikh Hasina after the grenade attackA decade and a half ago, on 21 August 2004, the militant group Harkatul Jihad carried out a devastating grenade attack on an Awami League gathering at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital city Dhaka. This was a culmination of militant attacks, leading up to the attempt on present prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s life on that fateful day. Hasina was then the leader of the opposition.Harkatul Jihad stands as an example of how the negligence of a government, or even cooperation to a certain extent, can lead to such a dangerous outburst of a secret militant outfit, in this case, Harkatul Jihad al-Islami (HuJi-B).From March 1999 till January 2005, this militant group carried out 13 bomb and grenade attacks throughout the country. A total of 106 persons were killed in these incidents, with over 700 being injured.There were attacks on Awami League and CPB (Communist Party of Bangladesh) meetings, on cultural programmes for the Bangla new year organised by of Udichi and Chhayanaut, attacks on the religious minorities and on the British High Commissioner. During this span of time, at least four attempts were made on the life of Awami League president Sheikh Hasina.However, neither the Awami League government at the time nor the subsequent government of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) took any effective measures against the militants. When the caretaker government came to power in 2007, the 21 August grenade attack case was revived and gradually the facts behind the scene began to unfold.Within a year of Awami League coming to power in 2009, almost all the kingpins and important militant figures of HuJi-B were arrested. Three of the militant leaders, including Mufti Hannan, were hanged. The militant outfit lapsed into silence, but the danger lingered.Inspired by the ideology of the international militant organisations like IS and Al Qaeda, several other militant groups began to pop up and pose as a threat. This was manifested on 1 July 2016, in the brutal militant attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan, Dhaka.Local militant groups modelled on IS ideology came to the limelight again in recent times where bombs were found planted near certain police boxes in the city and when a time bomb exploded in a police vehicle.Focus is now on three main militant groups in the country – Jamayatul Mujaheedin Bangladesh (JMB), the pro-IS Neo JMB, and the pro- Al Qaeda Ansar al Islam. Other than the Holey Artisan attack, none of these outfits managed to carry out any large attack like HuJi-B.Comprising mujaheedin (soldiers) who went from Bangladesh to fight in against the Soviet forces Afghanistan, HuJi-B introduced this form of militancy in Bangladesh. They were of the qawmi madrasa ilk and many of the leaders had studied in madrasas in Pakistan.They formally launched their organisation in 1992 at a press conference in the National Press Club in Dhaka. From then till 1998, they concentrated in expanding their organisation. Their initial aim was to fight on behalf of the Muslims in the Indian side of Kashmir and also for the Muslims seeking independence in the Arakan state of Myanmar.However, from 1998 HuJi shifted attention away from Myanmar and began to concentrate on carrying out acts of sabotage within Bangladesh. Their targets were progressive political parties and organisations.During the 1996-2001 rule of Awami League, HuJi carried out 8 significant bomb attacks. They took three attempts on the life of Sheikh Hasina. The first attempt was a helipad and the site where the prime minister Sheikh Hasina was to address a public rally in Kotalipara, Gopalganj.After this attempt was foiled, HuJi next planned to kill her when she would be laying the foundation of Rupsha Bridge in Khulna on 30 May 2001. But this plan fell through too when 15 militants were found in motor boats on 27 May near the bridge. One of these militants, Masum Billah alias Mufti Moin, was involved in the 21 August grenade attack.When the BNP-Jamaat government came to power, no progress was made on this case. All those arrested were soon released on bail.HuJi’s next assassination attempt was planned for 25 September 2001 at an election campaign meeting in Sylhet, but Sheikh Hasina arrived much after the scheduled time. The meeting was to be held at the Aleya madrasa grounds in Sylhet. After she arrived at the place and was on the stage, around 8 at night, the prepared bombs accidently exploded at a mess nearby, killing two militants on the spot. Two injured HuJi militants, Masud Ahmed (Shakil) and Abu Obaid, were arrested. Masud Ahmed gave a confessional statement in court, but very soon the matter was swept under covers.Later on 5 October and 19 November 2006, two important HuJi leaders, Maulana Abu Sayeed and Mufti Hannan, spoke about this attempted killing in their confessional statements. Investigations were later resumed.One government neglects, another covers upHuJi leader Mufti Abdul Hannan’s name came to the forefront after the Kotalipara incident of 2000. But the Awami League government at the time failed to arrest him or take any effective measures against the militants at the time. They also neglected the case regarding the attack on the Udichi event in the previous year in Jessore. If fact, they misdirected the investigations by targeting leaders of their political opposition BNP.A series of bomb attacks and killings took place after this in 2001. These included the attack on the CPB rally in Paltan Dhaka on 20 January, on 14 April at Ramna on the Bangla New Year programme, on 3 June at the Catholic church in Bainarchar, Gopalganj, and the bomb attack at the Awami League office on 16 June in Narayanganj.BNP came to power in October 2001 and they did not take any initiative regarding these cases. Instead, they diverted the investigations of the 21 August 2004 grenade attack.Prothom Alo carried out investigations into HuJi’s activities from the very outset. When the caretaker government took over in 2007, the 21 August grenade case was taken up again, charge sheets were filed and the trial began.Meanwhile, taking advantage of the government’s complacence towards HuJi, a new militant group, JMB, has sprung up. They believed in the salafi ideology. From 2001 they carried out attacks on cinema halls, jatra performances, shrines and NGO offices. They stepped up their activities in 2004-05. No effective action was taken against them. In fact, in 2004, police even cooperated with JMB and its leader ‘Bangla Bhai’ in the outfits’ so-called fight against extremists in Rajshahi. There were allegations that certain BNP ministers and MPs were also backing them.After the series of countrywide synchronised bomb attacks on 17 August 2005, the BNP government began to take action against JMB, but nothing with tangible outcome.The ‘who’ and ‘why’ behind the scenesHuJi remained silent during the first three years of BNP’s 2001-06 term in the government. They resumed their violent acts on 21 May 2004 with the grenade attack on the British High Commissioner in Sylhet.Three months later, they carried out the grenade attack on the Awami League rally at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital city, in an attempt to kill the opposition leader at the time, Sheikh Hasina. She narrowly escaped death, but Ivy Rahman and 22 others were killed. Hundreds were injured, including Sheikh Hasina.On 27 January 2005 former finance minister SAMS Kibria and five others were killed in a HuJi grenade attack at an Awami League rally in Habinganj.HuJi had moved away from its original ideology and became a pawn in the hands of local and international groups, according to experts on militancy. They feel that their aim was to kill Sheikh Hasina and render Awami League leaderless.A senior CID officer who had interrogated Mufti Hannan, had told Prothom Alo that this militant leader had said that the plan to kill Sheikh Hasina had been made from very high up. He was merely instrumental in the attempt to implement the plan. He did not clarify what he meant by ‘very high up’.In court, Mufti Hannan had said in July 2000 the HuJi central committee had taken up the plan to kill Sheikh Hasina. He said they had been reassured of cooperation by the then deputy minister Abdus Salam Pintu, state minister for home affairs Lutfuzzaman Babar and BNP leader Tarique Rahman.Former executive director of Ain O Salish Kendra Md Nur Khan, who has studied militant activities over time, told Prothom Alo that HuJi’s attacks had been against non-communal political parties and organisations. It seemed that certain vested quarters were using them to disrupt the stability in the country.Consignments or arms and intelligence contactsA part of HuJi has also been involved in sending consignments of arms and ammunition to Indian-controlled Kashmir. Involved in this too were Abdus Salam Pintu’s brother Maulana Tajuddin, Mufti Hannan, Kashmir’s Hizbul Mujaheedin leader Yusuf alias Majed Butt and others, as was revealed in the confessions of Mufti Hannan and others.Militants under control, but risks remainA small faction of HuJi-B is trying to reorganise again. It has been learnt that they are even committing robberies in order to generate funds. However, senior levels within the police say that HuJi is done and over with for the time being. In the global context, two militant organisations are the main threat and both these organisations have followers in Bangladesh.Speaking to Prothom Alo, Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies research fellow Shafqat Munir said, “HuJi is quiet at the moment. But it must be seen whether they have joined other militant organisations or trying to reorganise themselves.” He said that bold measures by the law enforcement have brought militant activities under control in this country to a great extent, but the risk remains. Long term measures must be taken to eliminate this risk. There is no scope to underestimate the militants or the risk of violent extremism, he observed.* This report, published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Ayesha Kabirlast_img read more

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In Texas Theres No OneSizeFitsAll Strategy To Protect Schools From Gun Violence

In Texas Theres No OneSizeFitsAll Strategy To Protect Schools From Gun Violence

first_imgGABRIEL C. PÉREZ / KUTA mural at the HOPE Outdoor Gallery in Austin honors victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.After the Columbine school shooting in 1999, the Texas Legislature created the School Safety Center, a research center at Texas State University that helps schools prepare for different kinds of disasters.As the Trump administration launches a commission to explore ways keep schools safe, the center’s associate director for research and education offers a few options.“You limit the amount of access points to a school,” Joseph McKenna said. “It could be working with your local and county law enforcement; it could be the marshal program; it could be arming staff. We have districts across the state that use all these different measures.”McKenna says every community has different needs. Schools in areas where police response times are fast might be more comfortable relying on law enforcement, while schools in rural districts might lean toward arming teachers.In Texas, educators can go through a school marshal program to get certified to carry a gun.Robert Farago, who runs TheTruthAboutGuns.com in Austin, that’s the best way to stop an active shooter.“That threat has to be eliminated by force,” he said. “Now, the police showing up, that’s great. But people who are on the site, if they have a firearm, they can do a lot to reduce the amount of carnage being created.”The state doesn’t release data on the number of teachers who are certified as school marshals.On the federal level, Texas legislators have introduced measures relating to guns and school safety. Republican Sen. John Cornyn’s bill would strengthen background checks for people buying guns. Republican Rep. Roger Williams’ bill would create grants for schools to pay for better security. Here’s how he described it in an op-ed last week:“Under this legislation, schools may apply for a grant from the Department of Education in order to conduct an independent security assessment,” he wrote. “The results of this assessment will recommend improvements that would be eligible for funding from a Department grant. Necessary improvements might include metal detectors, steel doors, bulletproof glass, emergency training and additional law enforcement on the ground. Final decisions on the needs of each school will be made by local school leadership.” Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett opposes the proposed legislation.“Bills like that of Sen. Cornyn and Rep. Williams [are] really an excuse and a political contrivance to avoid taking bold action that’s needed to confront the National Rifle Association,” he said.He said he wants to see Congress pass laws that create more comprehensive background checks, provide funding for community health programs and ban assault rifles. Sharelast_img read more

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These Young Men are Too FLYE to Follow

These Young Men are Too FLYE to Follow

first_imgMembers of the Future Leaders and Young Entrepreneurs organization at Roosevelt High School in Prince George’s County, Md. (Photo Courtesy of FLYE Inc.)High school athleticism is a yearlong experience. During game season, student athletes practice vigorously for competition after school and on weekends. During summer months, players train and condition for next season. A time consuming commitment, sports becomes life.“When you initially meet these kids, 90 percent of them all have aspirations of going to the NFL, however studies show that 0.08 percent of high school athletes actually make it,” Sam Sesay, cofounder of Future Leaders and Young Entrepreneurs (FLYE) Inc. told the AFRO.FLYE works with the Raiders Varsity Football Team at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The organization was conceived in September 2013 by Sesay and Cortni Grange, both Roosevelt alumni and former athletes who are passionate about youth development. The duo created the organization to show minority males alternative avenues to success outside of professions popularized by cultural norms.“We want to teach them life outside of football and to create life skills that are going to help them for the rest of their lives,” says Sesay, who received his master’s degree in entrepreneurship from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and B.S. from George Mason University on a full track scholarship.Each week, participants engage in interactive sessions led by former athletes who share experiences transitioning from sports to careers in education, medicine, law, government, business and more.Additionally, programming is segmented to focus on a range of topics. The FLYE Gentleman program teaches participants how to treat women respectfully and how to make better decisions; Too FLYE to Follow teaches participants the importance of leadership and FLYE Entrepreneurship teaches core business skills culminating in a pitch competition.Participants also gain access to significant perks. In April 2015, they were invited to attend a White House roundtable discussion with representatives from A&E Television, the Washington Wizards, and the Washington Nationals where adult mentors discussed leadership, decision-making, the importance of school and goal-setting, among other topics. In May 2015, Washington Wizards All-Star Guard John Wall and designer clothing company Sean John outfitted four of FLYE seniors with tuxedos for prom.In the wake an outcry in the Black community for respect of Black bodies, many young Black males are left in the dark for guidance on how to conduct and value themselves. “There needs to be positive reinforcement shown to them that you can make it despite all the bad things that are happening,” says Sesay. “There are successful black men who are doing great things in this world and [youth] can pattern themselves after these guys and not really have to pay attention to what the news is showing.”Moving forward, Sesay hopes the organization can provide a light for more young men throughout the D.C. metro region. “There are just so many more kids who can experience the different things that the guys at Eleanor Roosevelt are experiencing,” he says.For more information on FLYE visit www.flye.org.last_img read more

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US agency plans 150M investment in Mideast fund

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top Stories OPIC and Abraaj said in a statement late Sunday that the Abraaj-managed Riyada Enterprise Development Growth Capital Fund aims to help businesses across the Middle East and North Africa, with Egypt as one of the main targets. It is expected to ultimately have a capitalization of $400 million.OPIC uses private capital to promote development and helps businesses break into emerging markets.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Four benefits of having a wireless security system Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   center_img DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – A U.S. government financing agency says it plans to pump $150 million into a Mideast private equity fund designed to promote the growth of small and medium-sized businesses in the region.A division of Dubai-based Abraaj Capital, the Middle East’s largest private equity firm, will manage the financing provided by the U.S. government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Sponsored Stories Parents, stop beating yourself up Men’s health affects baby’s health too Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daylast_img read more

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Dbacks president Derrick Hall Franchise still f

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ RT @SFH_Anchorman: @SI_PeterKing so again I ask, where will Hasselbeck be? … Tote board: 1 Az, 2 Tenn, 3 Miami, 4 Minn.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet ReplyPeter KingSI_PeterKing What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Once thought to be a lock to return to Seattle, King seems fairly certain that the veteran will be leaving the gloomy weather of the Emerald City for the bright, hot climate of the Valley of the Sun.For the Cardinals Hasselbeck makes a lot of sense. He’s familiar with the division, has had success in the league and is accurate (he’s only thrown more interceptions than touchdowns twice in his 12 year career). All of which were qualities the team was sorely missing in 2010.The drawbeck, we mean drawback, is that Hasselbeck has struggled with injuries the last few season and has begun to show his age.If the Ken Whisenhunt and the Cardinals are looking for a quick fix that can help them win the division, Hasselbeck could fit the bill. If they’re looking for a quarterback who can stick around awhile and help them attain a higher goal, they should probably look elsewhere. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Comments   Share   Top Stories Who will lineup under center for the Arizona Cardinals? It’s a question that has been asked more times than “what’s the meaning of life?” with even less clarity on what the answer actually is.Wednesday Sports Illustrated’s Peter King took his shot at shedding some light on that quandry and brought up a familiar name. Seattle Seahawks’ signal caller Matthew Hasselbeck. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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Cheap flights carrier Ryanair is intending to char

first_imgCheap flights carrier Ryanair is intending to charge passengers £1 to use toilets onboard its aircraft.Toilets will become coin-operated and will accept either a pound coin or a one euro coin, while the Irish airline will remove some WCs to make room for additional seats.This could mean that just one toilet will be available on flights carrying 189 passengers.Ryanair spokesman Stephen McNamara said the intention behind the charge is to “change passenger behaviour” so that more people use airport toilets before or after their flight.”That will enable us to remove two out of three of the toilets and make way for at least six extra seats,” he explained.The idea was first announced last year and comes after the carrier announced an increase in its single bag check-in charge from £15 to £20 during the school holidays this summer.Many in the industry have questioned the legality of Ryanair’s ‘pay-per-pee’ move, but it seems it may become a reality after all, following widespread speculation that it was simply another PR stunt by the budget airline.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedHidden charges number one gripe for air travellers say Skyscanner usersSkyscanner users have voted hidden charges to be the most annoying aspect of air travel in a recent poll.Battle of the Sexes as Women-only Toilets Introduced on PlanesPlans by one airline to add women-only toilets to its flights have split opinionRyanair chief announces plans for low-cost transatlantic carrierMore passengers could soon be flying to the US after Ryanair announced their intention to set up a low-cost transatlantic carrier.last_img read more

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Paphos hotel gets new owners due major overhaul

Paphos hotel gets new owners due major overhaul

first_imgTHE Aloe hotel in Paphos is under new ownership and about to undergo a major revamp and scheduled to open in Spring 2019.According to new owners, Thanos Hotels and Resorts, the new property is the fourth Cypriot hotel for the group, which will undergo a major refurbishment during winter 2018.The Thanos Hotel group is a luxury hotel specialist and already owns and manages the Anassa, Almyra, and Annabelle hotels. All four hotels are in Paphos.“The hotel has an excellent location close to the group’s much loved Almyra and Annabelle hotels which are walking distance away,” a spokesman for the hotel group said.The Aloe is located on Poseidonos Avenue, in the tourist area of the coastal town and comprises of 272 rooms, 3 restaurants, 3 pools (one indoor) and is only 200 meters from the nearest beach.With the new acquisition, the Thanos Hotel group will operate 840 rooms across its four hotels in Cyprus. The company is family owned and run and was founded 40 years ago by the late Alecos Michaelides, his son Thanos Michaelides is now Managing Director.Cyprus tourism has shown significant growth in the past two years, which is forecast to continue.Last year was a record year for the island reaching 3.1 million arrivals, a 17 per cent increase year on year.For 2017, flight capacity to Cyprus has increased by approximately 300,000 compared to 2016 and we are expecting our own record year this year, with bookings already up by 20 per cent.The Aloe will be relaunched and offer another unique choice for holidaymakers, said the spokesman. Until its relaunch, the Aloe will continue operations as it is.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Authorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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CERA chairman says new EAC tariffs basis for future liberalised market

CERA chairman says new EAC tariffs basis for future liberalised market

first_imgThe chairman of the Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA) said that the new tariffs by state-owned power producer Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) are part of the preparation of the liberalisation of the electricity market in two years, the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) reported on Tuesday.The new tariffs, introduced earlier this month by EAC based on CERA’s updated methodology applied two years ago and provide for a 6 per cent reduction of electricity prices on average, provide for a reduced profit margin to 4.6 per cent for EAC will serve as reference also for independent producers, CERA’s chairman Andreas Poullikas said after submitting a copy of the regulator’s 2016 annual report to President Nicos Anastasiades.CERA, which pledged to liberalise the electricity market by July 1, 2019 and to allow the participation of alternative suppliers and producers ahead of the complete liberalisation on the basis of bilateral contracts, is also preparing for a regulatory framework for the natural gas market, Poullikas said according to CNA.The regulator is also evaluating the results of the first audit of EAC following the separation of its operations into a division in charge of transmission and distribution and another responsible for power generation and supply in December last year, ahead of two more audits before the end of 2018 aiming at ensuring the independence of the power producer’s regulated operations, Poullikas said. He added that CERA is also working on the preparation of a regulatory framework for storage systems to increase the market share of renewable energy sources and on a study about the system’s adequacy.According to the 2016 annual report, the installed capacity in power generation from renewables stood at the end of 2016 at 253 Megawatts (Mw) broken down to 157.5Mw in windfarms, 85.7Mw in photovoltaic and 9.7Mw in biomass, compared to 243.7Mw in 2015. The share of renewables in total power generation dropped last year to 8.4 per cent from 8.5 per cent the year before, mainly on a 7.1 per cent increase in overall power generation.Poullikas thanked Anastasiades for his support in increasing staffing levels at CERA and asked him to continue doing so and help CERA operate in its full potential.Anastasiades said that CERA’s efforts in the area of market liberalisation and tariff regulation benefit consumers and added that all matters related to natural gas are going into the right direction through planning.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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