Venezuelans rally in Calgary to show support for homeland

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) — Hundreds of Venezuelans braved the snow and cold in Calgary to show support to individuals in their home country protesting for democracy.The unrest in Venezuela comes after President Nicolas Maduro was sworn into a second term at the beginning of January, but has been considered illegitimate after his main opponents were banned from running against him.Crowd of Venezuelans starting gather at City Hall. They’re protesting here in Calgary in support of restoring democracy in Venezuela. #yyc— Jenna Hamilton (@j_hamilton04) January 23, 2019Leader of the opposition National Assembly, Juan Guaido, swore himself in as president. The protestors outside Calgary’s city hall support this decision.“We are following the rules made in our own constitution, we’re not making it a coup d’etat or anything else. There is an emptiness in the government at this moment and we’re taking the opportunity to fill up that emptiness with the National Assembly elected by the people,” said Abeladio Eljesser, rally participant.Raising their hands in support of their new president & being responsible for what happens inside their country. #yyc— Jenna Hamilton (@j_hamilton04) January 23, 2019The United States and Canada announced they will recognize Guaido as the president of Venezuela.Other countries, such as Mexico and Russia have said that they would continue to recognize Maduro as the president.-With files from the Canadian Presslast_img read more

The Indigenous vote Closing the gap or selftermination

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s day 10 out of a 78 day stretch on the Federal election campaign.There are major efforts underway to get Indigenous people to the polls in the upcoming Federal election.There are also a record number of Indigenous candidates running this time around.But as Dennis Ward reports – some advocates want voters to think twice before heading to the ballot box.dward@aptn.calast_img

Fort St John Mountie saves mans life

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A member of the Fort St. John RCMP detachment is being called a hero after saving the life of a man who injured himself in the parking lot of an apartment building on the City’s east side over the weekend.Sgt. Dave Tyreman with the Fort St. John RCMP said that officers were called out to an apartment building in the 8500-block of 86th St. at around 2:00 a.m. Sunday. Upon arrival, officers discovered a man next to a vehicle who was unresponsive and appeared to have lost a large quantity of blood.Officers learned that the man had recently come home from an evening out and police suspect he may have been intoxicated. The man, who may have been involved in a previous dispute, punched his car’s passenger window after coming home, severing an artery in his arm and causing the significant blood loss.  Sgt. Tyreman said that the man was extremely fortunate that Constable Tony Brooks, who has advanced medical training, was one of the officers who attended the scene. Cst. Brooks is currently involved in the RCMP’s Tactical Medical program.Sgt. Tyreman explained that Doctors advised the man would likely have bled to death were it not for the efforts of Cst. Brooks, who managed to pack the wound to close off the artery inside the man’s arm and stop the flow of blood.The man, whose identity has not been released, was airlifted to a Vancouver area hospital for treatment, after which doctors called the local detachment to find out how the injury had occurred. “The detachment received feedback from Vancouver Doctors who had inquired with the Doctor in charge of the Tactical Medical Program to applaud the incredible work done by Cst. Brooks, who literally saved this man’s life,’” said Sgt. Tyreman, who is currently acting as the Fort St John detachment’s commander.last_img read more

Heres a quick glance at unemployment rates for July by province

OTTAWA — Canada’s national unemployment rate was 5.7 per cent in July. Here are the jobless rates last month by province (numbers from the previous month in brackets):— Newfoundland and Labrador 12.8 per cent (13.3)— Prince Edward Island 8.4 (9.3)— Nova Scotia 7.4 (6.6)— New Brunswick 8.5 (7.8)— Quebec 4.9 (4.9)— Ontario 5.7 (5.4)— Manitoba 5.8 (5.7)— Saskatchewan 5.4 (5.1)— Alberta 7.0 (6.6)— British Columbia 4.4 (4.5)The Canadian Press

US stock market erases an early loss turns slightly higher ends a

US stock market erases an early loss, turns slightly higher; ends a strong month of gains AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted May 31, 2013 11:52 am MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – The stock market is turning slightly higher in midday trading as indexes head for strong gains in the month of May.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 40 points at 15,364 shortly before midday Friday, a gain of 0.3 per cent. IBM led the Dow higher. The index is up 3.5 per cent in May and 17 per cent so far this year.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up a point at 1,655, or 0.1 per cent. The Nasdaq composite was up five points at 3,497, or 0.2 per cent.All three indexes were slightly lower in early trading.Lions Gate Entertainment rose 8 per cent to $30.97. The company’s income and revenue beat Wall Street’s forecasts as the company benefited from home video sales of the finale to its hit franchise “Twilight.” read more

Accomplice of killed bandit was sentenced for armed robbery

As the investigation continues into the foiled robbery attempt at Liliendaal Embankment, East Coast Demerara, which resulted in the death of bandit Trydon Munroe and the injury of his accomplice, the police have confirmed that the accomplice was sentenced to two years imprisonment in absentia for armed robbery committed on a Bristol street, Cumberland, Canje, Berbice resident.Dead:Troybon Munroe of East Canje, Berbice.The sentence was handed down by a Berbice Magistrate in June of this year.The accomplice is currently in the Hospital with gunshot wounds and is presently under police guard.Munroe, 24, was killed during Tuesday’s brazen robbery attempt on a 42-year-old interior flight services supervisor and her security escort (bodyguard), who had travelled to the Eugene F. Correia International Airport to uplift a package containing valuables.Reports indicate that the woman was cornered along the Liliendaal Railway Embankment Road in the vicinity of the Giftland Mall junction when a dark coloured vehicle drove into her path, blocking her. Two men then exited that vehicle bearing weapons, and pounced on the businesswoman, being unaware that her armed escort was seated in the vehicle.Dismissed Prison Officer Munroe of Levi Dam Angoys Avenue New Amsterdam was shot and killed by the businesswoman’s bodyguard during the robbery attack, while his accomplice escaped with gunshot wounds, but later surfaced at a city hospital.Munroe’s lifeless body was found by detectives near a .32 pistol with three live matching rounds. He allegedly had been dismissed from the Guyana Prison Service after several breaches of the rules and regulations of that entity.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum has since confirmed that no charges are expected to be filed against the bodyguard who fired the fatal shot. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUpdate: killed bandit was ex Prison officer, injured accomplice checks into GPHCAugust 29, 2017In “Crime”Accomplice in botched ECD robbery remandedSeptember 5, 2017In “Court”Bodyguard who killed bandit will not be charged- BlanhumAugust 31, 2017In “Crime” read more

Investigation launched into spat with Jr Minister and security at Providence

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBroomes’ conduct ‘outside of Ministerial code’, Cabinet yet to address matter-HarmonAugust 6, 2018In “latest news”PPP says Broomes culpable of public mischief, should apologise to security guardsJuly 10, 2018In “latest news”Parking lot fiasco: Broomes committed no crime, party to deal with conduct- GrangerSeptember 1, 2018In “latest news” A Government Minister and two security officers attached to a popular Providence, East Bank Demerara business are accused of hurling threats and verbally abusing each other on Sunday evening following a misunderstanding.Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona BroomesINews was told that the Government official has been identified as Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes.According to a police press statement, “a thorough investigation has been launched following allegations of abuse and threats against a Minister of the Government and her driver at the parking lot of a popular established business premises located at Providence, East Bank Demerara about 20:30hrs last night.”However, the police also said that “Initial enquiries revealed that both parties seemed to have been very aggressive.”This online publication was told that the security guard in question failed to recognise Broomes as a Minister and as such, approached her vehicle since it was parked “on a tarmac area” -which was not to be used by the business’ customers.“The security officer said the individuals in the vehicle were acting in a suspicious manner,” a police source told INews.Nevertheless, the matter was reported by Broomes, and two security officials implicated were detained, questioned and released on their own recognizance.This publication was informed that legal advice –either from the Police’s Legal Advisor or the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)- will be sought.Investigations are ongoing. read more

Here are the state files recalled from the National Archives by the

first_imgLAST WEEK IT was revealed by that  a number of state files were recalled from the National Archives by the Department of Health following the revelations about the deaths of almost 800 children at a mother and baby home in Tuam.The department states that the documents were recalled for the Commission of Investigation that was announced by the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald.The documents recently recalled by the department include:1954: Health Act 1953: Memoranda on Health Services, Bon Secours Home, Tuam Co. Galway1948-57: Gaillimh: Bon Secours Nursing Home, Tuam Application for Building LicenseOther documents relate to the registration of maternity homes under the Maternity Homes Act 1934. They include the annual returns for the years ending 1953, 1952, 1951, 1950, 1948-50, 1946-49, and Maternity Home exemptions 1946-47.The National Archives said the records have been requisitioned temporarily by the Department of Health and that the files can be retained for a period of up to six months.They said the files, although temporarily requisitioned by the Department, remain subject to the provisions of the National Archives Act, 1986 and are still open to public requested to see the documents, which the Department of Health accommodated.This document, dated 1954, on behalf of the Minister for Health outlines to the Bon Secours Home in Tuam, County Galway how an investigation should be carried out if a there is a patient complaint made in respect of treatment.There is no reference made in the file as to what this document refers to. (Can’t see the file, click here) Letter from the Minister for Health to Bon Secours Home in Tuam in 1954. Source: Department of Health/National ArchivesWithin the same file, there is also a document outlining the complaints procedure.Under the heading: “Investigation of complaints regarding treatment of patients in hospitals etc, with which local authorities have entered into agreements under Section 10.”It outlines that where a complaint is made the health authority will ask the hospital or home to send on a report in relation to the complaint. If they are not satisfied with the report, then the minister will be furnished with further documents relating to the case and a medical inspector would then be sent to inspect the nature of the complaint. (Can’t see the file, click here) Source: Department of Health/National ArchivesRead: Here’s a letter giving state approval of Tuam mother and baby home>Read: State files removed from National Archive following mother and baby home revelations>last_img read more

Total pay increases by 21

first_imgTotal pay, including bonuses, increased by 2.1% between November 2014-January 2015 and November 2015-January 2016, according to research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Its UK labour market: March 2016 report also found that regular pay, excluding bonuses, increased by 2.2% in the three months to January 2016 compared to the three months in January 2015. This compares to growth of 2% in regular pay between the three months to December 2014 and the three months to December 2015.Adjusted for inflation, both regular pay and total pay increased by 2% between November 2014-January 2015 and November 2015-January 2016.Average regular pay for January 2016, excluding bonuses, was £467 a week before tax and other deductions, compared to £457 in January 2015.Average total pay for employees in Great Britain in January 2016, inclusive of bonuses, was £497 a week, compared to £485 in January 2015.Doug Monro, co-founder of jobsite Adzuna, said: “The economic recovery may be slowing down, but the jobs market is defying this trend and moving forwards. Employment levels are rising more quickly than anticipated and unemployment continues to shrink. Wages, have been slower to respond, but we may be starting to see an acceleration in earnings.”last_img read more

Same building new name Sayéik Gastineau Community School

first_imgGastineau Community School in 2013. (Photo by Heather Bryant/KTOO)Gastineau Community School has been renamed Sayéik Gastineau Community School. The Juneau School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to add the traditional Tlingit name, which loosely translates to “spirit helper.”Listen nowThe Douglas Indian Association said the word reflects the original Tlingit name of the land the school stands on and a need to acknowledge historical trauma the T’aaku Kwáan of Douglas Island experienced.Several Tlingit community members at the Juneau School Board meeting asked the board to go further. Some suggested simply changing Gastineau’s name to Sayéik. The board ultimately decided to augment the name.Douglas Indian Association Vice President Paul Marks, or Kinkaduneek of the Lukaaxh.ádi clan, spoke during public comment and said emphasizing Sayéik would be more meaningful for students and the community.“Whenever we speak our language, our ancestors are listening and become present with us. And so with that understanding then they start to guide us,” Marks said. “We believe that our language is taught to us by our Creator, so our language is a language to strengthen, encourage and to give comfort to each other and to one another.”The idea to change the school’s name first came up in 2012, when workers renovating Gastineau unexpectedly unearthed the remains of five people buried on the grounds. Gastineau was built on the site of a T’aaku Kwáan graveyard in 1957.Construction was halted, the remains were reinterred elsewhere and the city asked the Douglas Indian Association to choose a name to better reflect the site’s history. The association finally brought their suggestion back in August.Barbara Cadiente-Nelson coordinates Juneau schools’ K-12 Native Student Success program and is an executive member of the Douglas Indian Association. She said the tribe considered several names, but ultimately settled on Sayéik. She said elders who first responded to the unearthing of the graves did not want the incident to be forgotten.“This significant event unearthed many, many things for us to address and resolve,” Cadiente-Nelson said. “‘Do not let it ever be forgotten.’ And so by putting the name first, Sayéik, I believe really honors their intent. And again it was a dynamic process. Very authentic in presenting the voices of several and the board being responsive to that.”Juneau Schools Director of Teacher and Learning Support Ted Wilson said the school’s website and signage will be updated to reflect the new name. But the school nameplate may take a bit longer.“Because that is concrete, so I don’t know what they’re going to do about that at this point,” Wilson said.A renaming ceremony is expected to take place sometime in the spring.last_img read more

Surgical strike Abhinandan in IAFs new mobile gaming app

first_imgIf you have always been fascinated by the idea of flying a fighter aircraft on a combat mission for the Indian Air Force (IAF), you can do it right from the comfort of your living room now.The IAF launched an app on Wednesday that allows you to play a combat game on 10 different missions, including the surgical strike, using your mobile phone.The game named ‘Indian Air Force — A Cut Above’ was launched here by Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa.The game features a character similar to Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman with a gunslinger moustache as the mascot pilot, but this can be customised by a user. IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman met and interacted with his colleagues in Jammu and Kashmir.TwitterVarthaman was captured and later released by Pakistan after his aircraft was shot down in an aerial dogfight soon after the Balakot airstrikes.The missions on the app are dramatic. Take the surgical strike mission for example. Inspection of a damaged dam reveals that it was sabotaged by a terrorist group from a neighbouring country. India’s diplomatic engagements with the neighbouring country to mete out justice to the terrorist group fails. You go on a surgical strike mission to strike deep into the enemy camp with precision weapons.You choose a multi-role Mirage 2000 aircraft armed to the teeth with weapons such as the MICA, Griffin LGB, Spice 2000 bombs and 30 mm autocannons.With these, you drop laser guided bombs on the enemy camps, provide support to a team of ‘Garud’ commandos and also provide it cover to exfiltrate from the area.The game, which has been launched with a single-player version, includes nine other combat missions of similar nature.In the ‘natural disaster event’, the challenge for the player will be to provide humanitarian assistance after a dam breach occurs high up in the mountains.A player is required to carry out a combat air patrol and intercept incoming enemy fighters and bombers in ‘air defence ops’.In the mission ‘combat support ops’, a user will fly a heavy transport aircraft to provide much-needed supplies in forward areas. The player will provide close air support to on-ground troops flying an attack helicopter in the combat mission ‘anti-tank and SEAD’.The ‘offensive cap’ mission requires a player to use state-of-the-art electronic weaponry deep into the enemy’s airfields.In ‘air-to-air refuelling’, a player will be challenged to fill up tanks mid-air and provide fuel to teammates.The mission ‘maritime strike’ challenges a player to provide support to naval forces by intercepting incoming enemy warships.The ‘base defence mission’ challenges players to use SAMs, AA guns and shoulder-fired weapons to protect the base. A player faces the challenge to take on enemy mothership and unmanned aerial vehicles in the ‘futuristic weapons’ mission.The game can be downloaded from Google Play Store on Android and iOS platforms. In order to play the game, one has to register on the app using a valid e-mail id and password.There are also features of free flight and training apart from the game which can be played at three levels of difficulty — easy, medium and hard.The user has the option to choose between seven different aircraft including the Hawk, Mi-17, C17, Apache, Mirage 2000, Su-30 and Rafale. This set of aircraft does not include the Tejas, Bison or the MiG-29.There are three training missions available for the players, i.e., take off and navigation, armaments training and landing.The app has been launched with the collaboration of India-based developer Threye Interactive. It also contains a link to careers in the air force apart from the game.The IAF had earlier launched another mobile gaming app called ‘Guardians of the Sky’. However, the new game has more features and is a lot more interactive.last_img read more

Deepika Padukones daddie quip for Ranveer Singh has fans guessing if shes

first_imgRanveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.InstagramA mischievous comment actress Deepika Padukone posted in a chat session conducted by her husband and actor Ranveer Singh on his Instagram page, briefly threw fans of the star couple in a tizzy, with many of them speculating if the actress is pregnant.”Hi Daddie,” wrote Deepika, after joining Ranveer’s Insta session. She posted the comment with a waving emoji, a baby emoji and heart emoji.Ranveer responded, saying: “Hi Baby”.Things got more interesting when actor Arjun Kapoor wrote: “Baba Bhabi is gonna give you one.” Many construed Arjun’s comment as evidence that Deepika and Ranveer were on way to having a child.Fans started decoding Deepika’s comment, speculating if she was hinting at her pregnancy. There had been pregnancy rumours about Deepika after her appearance at Cannes film festival earlier this year, too.The session, which Ranveer conducted on Instagram, is no longer visible on his page.Earlier this year, the actress discussed motherhood in an interview to an international media portal. “It will happen when it has to happen. Motherhood trumps being married. That’s what I hear from people who have had children. Of course, it will happen at some point,” she had said.Deepika and Ranveer tied the knot in Italy last year.last_img read more

The Patriots have the AFC East wrapped up and its Week 4

first_imgExperts proclaimed that 2016 was the year where AFC East teams had a chance. The entire division started the year with a 4-game handicap with Tom Brady sitting out from the Deflategate suspension.Conventional wisdom was that the Patriots would be lucky to split the first four games with unproven Teen Beat sensation Jimmy Garoppolo, and the field in the division would be positioned to at least compete for the division once Brady returned from the suspension.It sounded like a solid theory, but it didn’t stand up in practice.  After 4 weeks, the Patriots are 3 – 0 without Brady, and already have a 2 game division lead, with the Jets, Bills and Dolphins all sit at 1 -2.A 2 game division lead in Week 3 with Brady set to return next week with a Braveheart vengeance in mind? Call the fight. It’s over. It’s only gonna get worse, or better if you’re from Boston. In life, you are who you are. The Patriots will always be the Patriots and the AFC East will always be incompetent.Watch: #Patriots coach Bill Belichick on quarterback Jacoby Brissett— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) September 23, 2016 Advertisementlast_img read more

Update Lost donkey finds a good home

first_imgThe donkey that was spotted wandering along Settlers Drive on Thursday morning (March 9) has found a good home.A farmer outside Ladysmith has adopted the donkey.Also read: Animal abuse: Neglected dog with broken leg put down at Ladysmith AACLAlso read: Rocks thrown at AACL kennelsPublic Safety officers and Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) workers initially went out to help the donkey after a member of the community noticed the animal roaming the street. The female donkey was taken to the kennels, where the AACL were determined to find a good home for her.According to the AACL’s Annamarie Koen, the donkey is old and very slow. “We are so glad she has found a home and is in good hands now,” smiles Annamarie.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

More than golf and family Myrtle Beach now pushing Wellness offerings

first_img Posted by Share Thursday, May 4, 2017 TORONTO — Ahead of Myrtle Beach’s ’60 More Days of Summer’ promotion this fall, the destination is making a big push to promote offerings that go beyond its traditional golf and family-friendly attractions.The focus now, said Diane Charno, Director of Marketing for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, is on the area’s wealth of wellness options, which runs the gamut from spas and horseback riding to wine tasting and yoga on the beach. According to Charno, a Wisconsin native who recently made the move to Myrtle Beach this past March, the destination has always offered wellness options but is only now making a strong effort to promote them.“Studies show that the wellness travel segment is growing faster these days, with people wanting experiential activities,” she told Travelweek. “We have everything from parasailing to paddleboarding and kayaking, which are not new to the destination. But from a messaging standpoint, we’re focusing more on the value of wellness and soft adventure in the area.”And what a large area it is, she adds. Myrtle Beach spans an impressive 60 miles of coastline, stretching from the Carolinas border to just north of Charleston, comprising 12 distinct communities, each with different personalities. In total, there are over 425 resorts offering 98,000 rooms and suites that range from moderate to high-end, but a new trend is seeing more and more Canadians booking beach home accommodations.Myrtle Beach view looking southView on pier at sunset“We’ve received a lot of agent inquiries about beach homes in the area, including ones on stilts,” says Kimberly Hartley, Canadian/International Sales Manager for the Myrtle Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, who also notes that many of these accommodations are commissionable to agents. “We’re finding that more Canadians don’t want to stay in commercial areas and are more interested in places in the low country, like Pawley’s Island and Litchfield.”More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaThough the destination may be seeing more interest in alternative activities, attractions and accommodations these days, this isn’t to say it’s turning their focus away from the main markets of golf and family. With more than 100 championship golf courses and over 50 mini golf courses, Myrtle Beach has cemented its ranking among the top golf destinations in the U.S., if not the world. And as such, Canadians continue to arrive in droves.Mini golf in Myrtle BeachApproximately one million Canadians arrive in Myrtle Beach each year, representing a staggering 85% of the destination’s international market. This is undoubtedly due in large part to long-running initiatives like the annual Canadian-American Days Festival and the upcoming ’60 More Days of Summer’ promotion, now in its third year and launching right after Labour Day throughout October. The idea behind the promo, says Charno, is to entice Canadians to either stay a little bit longer to soak up Myrtle Beach’s warm weather, or to book a fall trip in order to escape Canada’s impending winter season. Either way, they’re in for plenty of sunshine and great value.“From September to October, the weather is still great and the water is still warm, giving Canadians the chance to swim at the beach right through the fall,” she says. “They’ll also find less crowds and more affordable prices, since prices tend to peak in the busy months of July and August.”And with this year’s promotion being closely tied to the theme of wellness, Canadians can expect more value-added packages that include everything from spas to soft adventure, not to mention an array of new activities and attractions that will enhance their stay.Here’s a list of what’s new in the destination:The Broadway at the Beach entertainment and attraction complexThe Broadway at the Beach entertainment and attraction complex is undergoing major changes as it enters its 21st year. The former Celebrity Square district is being transformed into an historic-looking warehouse district, while Hard Rock Café is being relocated to make room for a new 40,000 square-foot Dave and Busters. Completion is expected by the start of the summer.The Naomi and Stanley Bleifield Gallery at Brookgreen Gardens opened in January 2017, showcasing the work of American sculptors whose subjects are taken from the natural world. Brookgreen Gardens contains the most comprehensive collection of American figurative sculpture in the country.Brookgreen GardensConstruction has begun on a new 50,000 square-foot development building along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which will bring several new restaurants, retail and a live music venue to the oceanfront. Plus, the Boardwalk will be extended another block in the north to connect to a new Hilton hotel property.Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach opened the only indoor glass bottom boat adventure in North America. Guests can step into a 16-foot-long boat with only three inches of glass separating them from the sharp-toothed predators of the Dangerous Reef tank below.Buchanan Motels will bring two new high-rise hotels to central Myrtle Beach, both currently unnamed. The first will boast 240 rooms and include a water park that can be enclosed in winter (opening date Spring 2018), while the second will be located across the street from an indoor water park and feature 228 rooms (completion date 2017).The 30-acre Springmaid Beach Resort has been transformed into a DoubleTree Resort by Hilton. It now boasts a new 20,000 square-foot main building, oceanview restaurant with outdoor seating, lobby bar, snack area and outdoor entertainment courtyard. Plus, all 452 guestrooms have been completely refreshed.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoFor more information on travel to Myrtle Beach, go to More than golf and family: Myrtle Beach now pushing Wellness offeringscenter_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Family Travel, Myrtle Beach, Theme Parks & Attractions, Wellness Travellast_img read more

Supreme Court halts Pamplonada in Costa Rica

first_imgThe Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) has declared that the Pamplona bull run activity known as “The Pamplonada” goes against dignity, health and the environment.That was the answer to an appeal brought against the bull run, set to take place in the canton of Belén in Heredia, from April 13-22. Five NGO’s including the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) signed the appeal.  Members of the Constitutional Chamber stated that “human dignity must be…extended to animals.“The judgment states that the National Animal Health Service did not endorse the event since the organization of “The Pamplonada” failed to ensure the welfare of the animals.Five judges shared the opinion to ban the event, while two of them abstained from voting. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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"I realize there is also a large segment of the population who prefers swimming outdoors in sunshine.VIEW MOREJerome Sessini—Magnum Photos1 of 25portfolioBeneath the Front Lines of the War in Eastern UkraineAndrew KatzJan 09 2015The miners didn’t hear the impact of the shell and kept extracting coal from the earth more than half a mile below the battlefield They continued their work for several minutes oblivious to the danger they were suddenly facingThe shell said to have been fired on Nov 22 by the Ukrainian army in its war against pro-Russian separatists had struck a shed at the state-owned Chelyuskintsev coal mine in the Petrovskyi district located on the western edge of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine The resulting explosion damaged the electrical and ventilation systems that serve the mine’s deepest shaft A phone call from the security supervisor at the surface brought troubling news to the deputy director who was working down below with more than 50 miners: they had just two hours of oxygen left and the nearest elevator was now unpoweredRelatedportfolioThe Small Town Police Force Behind the Viral Photo of an OverdoseportfolioThe Small Town Police Force Behind the Viral Photo of an OverdoseFrench photographer Jerome Sessini happened to be photographing at the mine that day "At the beginning the miners were quite relaxed and some of them were joking with us because it was a bit weird to see a photographer at the bottom of the mine" Sessini told TIME "The miners changed—their attitudes changed—so I felt something very serious was happening" The deputy director reassured him that all was well saying "don’t worry everything is okay just walk and everything will be fine" (He wouldn’t find out until more than an hour later the kind of threat they had faced)The men began to find their way up and out of the mine on foot using their headlamps to light the way Shadowed by Sessini they walked for about 30 minutes until they reached a rusted cable car powered by a small rescue generator The car took them along a railroad eight kilometers (five miles) away to an elevator that ran off a power source unaffected by the shelling They were now 270 meters (885 feet) below ground level The elevator hauled them to the top of the mine An hour and 20 minutes after the shelling the men reached daylight—safe from the threat underground but back into the war zoneSince last spring the Russia-backed separatists have fought government forces for control of the eastern region of the country one of Ukraine’s main industrial hubs and its coal-mining heartland At least 4700 people have been killed in the fighting the UN estimates and more than half a million are internally displacedBased in Paris Sessini has spent much of the past year covering the unrest and its civilian impact in Ukraine From the pro-independence demonstrations in Kiev which erupted after the country’s former president opted against signing an association deal with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia to the rise of the separatist movements in Donetsk and Luhansk he has intimately documented the country’s fracture into civil warIn July Sessini was among the first on the scene after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed by a missile killing all 298 people aboard That’s where he first came into contact with miners when they were scanning the fields with firefighters looking for victims Aware that mining is the region’s backbone — some families have taken up the profession for generations — he was interested to go deeper and arranged with his translator to find an active mine that would let him inUkraine’s country’s coal industry Europe’s fourth largest has been hit particularly hard by the conflict Sixty-six of eastern Ukraine’s mines had been lost as of Nov 18 according to Euracoal a Brussels-based trade association and just 60 remained in operation The drop in production—Ukraine produced 23 million tons of coal in October according to its State Statistics Service down almost 60% compared to the same month a year earlier—has created a critical shortfallAnd it’s taken a toll on the thousands of families in eastern Ukraine that rely on the industry The closures have halted paychecks for months and left many without work Sessini described the miners as "a very proud people" the "elites" of the community who are somehow keeping their humanity despite the war: "They try to show they are having a normal life but you can see in their faces a kind of anger and frustration and depression"Some families have fled the region in search of stability; others have moved underground into World War II–era bomb shelters And while miners have mostly stayed on the sidelines of the conflict desperation and resentment have pushed some into the arms of the separatistsThe Ukrainian government said in late December that it has arranged to import enough coal to avoid power outages in the coming months The imports will help Ukrainians stay warm during what is sure to be a cruel winter but until the two sides strike a peace deal the suffering in eastern Ukraine will continue—above ground and belowJerome Sessini is a French photojournalist represented by Magnum Photos Kira Pollack who edited this photo essay is TIME’s Director of Photography Follow her on Twitter @kirapollack Andrew Katz is a homepage editor and reporter covering international affairs Follow him on Twitter @katzUber is seeking to raise an additional $21 billion in financing that would value the firm at $625 billion according to a new report in Bloomberg The funding would provide the fast-growing ride-hailing app with capital to pursue global expansion as well as enter new lines of business It has tested parcel and food delivery in some cities and has invested in autonomous vehicle technology Bloomberg‘s report based on anonymous sources suggests Uber is also seeking strategic investments from firms it might align with in some way The company faces growing competition especially from emerging markets around the world See Uber’s Stunning New Sci-Fi Headquarters Uber’s new headquarters is expected to open in late 2017 or early 2018 in San Francisco’s Mission Bay Uber There are two buildings featured in the design: one is a six-story building at 1515 Third St 248; 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