Ellen DeGeneres On Why She Supports Farm Sanctuary

first_imgIn a short video clip, comedian Ellen DeGeneres gives credit to Farm Sanctuary for its public awareness campaigns about animal factory farms, as well as for its farm animal rescue efforts.Video: Ellen DeGeneres shares why she supports Farm Sanctuary“Farm Sanctuary shows the world that animals are not only beautiful and gentle,” says DeGeneres, “but that they’re also individuals with unique personalities and wills to live. On today’s factory farms, the animals are hidden from public view. That’s why Farm Sanctuary’s role in telling their stories is so important and so powerful.”Besides promoting awareness about the cruel treatment of animals on industrialised farms, Farm Sanctuary also advocates for laws and institutional reforms to prevent the greatest abuses. Additionally, they take in animals from factory farms and care for them at three farm sanctuaries in the US.“At Farm Sanctuary, animals who have suffered find love and kindness, often for the first time,” says DeGeneres. “The animals are transformed and so are we.”Copyright ©2014Look to the Starslast_img read more


first_imgOn Tuesday night, The Weeknd (a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye) headlined an intimate show at Toronto’s Rebel nightclub to launch his newest project, HXOUSE. He headlined a with a 14-song set featuring a handful of special guests, including Bryson Tiller, NAV and the Neighbourhood.Towards the end of the night, Tesfaye hinted that his fourth album is coming. “I want you guys to be the first to know that I’m working on my new album right now,” he admitted to the crowd. (The Open HXOUSE concert was live-streamed on Twitter.)The I Feel it Coming singer revealed the possible title for the album during a brief intermission. “Chapter VI coming soon. Let’s get it,” he said before breaking out into another song. The applause was fierce. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Human rights experts join chorus of UN condemnation over coup in Honduras

2 July 2009Four independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced serious concern over the situation in Honduras following last weekend’s coup d’état, calling for the immediate restoring of democracy in the Central American country and the lifting of curbs on fundamental freedoms. The experts said they were especially disturbed by reported arrests, threats and acts of harassment against human rights defenders, journalists and social leaders.In a statement issued in Geneva, the experts deplored what they called “the alteration of the democratic institutional order” in Honduras and the breaking of the rule of law in the coup.The statement follows similar condemnations this week from the General Assembly and from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon after military leaders deposed President José Manuel Zelaya Rosales last Sunday, hours before a referendum on changing the Honduran constitution was due to be held.The experts urged the Government in Honduras to guarantee the human rights of all citizens, to ensure the free exercise of fundamental freedoms, the re-opening of media outlets that had been closed or suspended, and a ban on the use of excessive force by the armed forces and the police.Today’s statement was issued by: the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions, Manuela Carmena Castrillo; the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Leandro Despouy; the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Margaret Sekaggya; and the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue. read more

Nova Scotia towns to get flexibility with commercial property rates under bill

Nova Scotia towns to get flexibility with commercial property rates under bill AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted May 5, 2016 11:35 am MDT HALIFAX – Nova Scotia municipalities will have the power to phase in increases to commercial property taxes under proposed legislation.Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill says amendments to the Municipal Government Act and the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter would allow municipalities to do so over a period of up to 10 years in areas designated as commercial development districts.Churchill says the flexibility in setting property rates will enable municipalities to encourage commercial development in one or more areas in communities.He says the designated districts must be part of a municipality’s planning strategy and receive municipal services such as water and sewer.Patricia Cuttell Busby of the Northend Business Association in Halifax says the measure is a good first step but fails to address a request by regional council to set multiple tax rates.Churchill says talks are ongoing with the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities and Halifax Regional Municipality about other measures that could assist in economic development. read more

Armed insurgency in northeast Nigeria has created a humanitarian tragedy

Clashes between Nigerian government forces and non-State armed groups on 26 December in Baga town, about 200 kilometers north of state capital Maiduguri, triggered massive displacement, pushing civilians to converge on already-congested camps or sites for internally displaced people (IDPs).An attempted attack on 28 December in Monguno, further exacerbated the situation, leading to more displacement.It is heart-wrenching to see so many…living in congested camps, or sleeping outside with no shelter – UN Humanitarian Coordinator “The impact of the recent fighting on innocent civilians is devastating and has created a humanitarian tragedy,” said UN Humanitarian Coordinator Edward Kallon after visiting Monguno and Teachers Village camp for internally displaced people in Maiduguri.“It is heart-wrenching to see so many of these people living in congested camps, or sleeping outside with no shelter,” he lamented.“The United Nations is extremely concerned about the impact that violence in north-east Nigeria, especially in Borno State, is having on civilians”, he added.In recent weeks, more than 30,000 internally displaced people have arrived in Maiduguri, mainly from Baga – the majority since 20 December, often after arduous journeys with young children.Of these, an estimated 20,000 IDPs in Teachers Village camp in Maiduguri has stretched its capacity beyond the limit.And while it is still unclear how many people are taking refuge in Monguno, tens of thousands are in need of humanitarian assistance, notably shelter, food, water and sanitation.Some 260 aid workers have been withdrawn from the local government areas of Monguno, Kala/Balge and Kukawa, which have been affected by the conflict since November. This represents the largest withdrawal of aid workers since the international humanitarian response was scaled up in 2016, hindering the delivery of vital aid to hundreds-of-thousands of people.While aid workers have begun returning to respond to the urgent, life-saving needs, the lack of a secure operating environment continues to prevent normal humanitarian activities. read more

Abba stars make surprise appearance to mark Mamma Mia milestone

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. Theatre producer Judy Craymer backstage with Benny Andersson (right) and Bjorn UlvaeusCredit:PA Celebratory confetti rained down on the theatregoers during a medley of Abba classics including Dancing Queen and Waterloo.Backstage, Andersson said it had been “too long” since he had seen the show and revealed he felt moved on the anniversary.Praising the cast as “wonderful”, he added: “There is a chance to be immersed, to get moved and I was tonight and I’m happy that I can feel that.”The feel-good tale, centred on a mother, a daughter and three possible fathers on an idyllic Greek island, unfolds to Abba’s timeless pop masterpieces and has now been seen live on stage by 65 million people across the world. Confetti rained down at the end of the 20th anniversary performance of “Mamma Mia!” at the Novello Theatre Credit:Getty Theatre producer Judy Craymer backstage with Benny Andersson (right) and Bjorn Ulvaeus Abba’s two leading men made a surprise appearance as hit musical Mamma Mia! celebrated its 20th anniversary.Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, one half of the Swedish pop sensation, delighted audience members on Saturday night as the musical marked two decades in the West End.The pair, who wrote the music and lyrics to the popular show, sparked huge applause and cheers from a packed Novello Theatre in London when they took to the stage after the performance.Ulvaeus told the crowd it was “both strange and wonderful to be on this stage tonight” and thanked them for being “a fantastic audience”.They were joined by producer Judy Craymer, director Phyllida Lloyd and writer Catherine Johnson, who Ulvaeus described as “three angels”. The musical was adapted for the silver screen in 2008 and starred Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth, and the film cast returned for the sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again last year.The London stage show, which has been seen by more than nine million people and played more than 8,000 performances, originally opened at the capital’s Prince Edward Theatre on 6 April 1999, before transferring to the Prince of Wales Theatre in 2004, and to its current home in 2012.Globally the musical has been seen in 50 productions in 16 different languages, and grossed more than four billion dollars at the box office. Confetti rained down at the end of the 20th anniversary performance of "Mamma Mia!" at the Novello Theatre  read more

We dont need gardaí to go on strike for us to realise

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3054682 MINISTER FOR PUBLIC Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe has said contingency plans will be put in place to deal with both garda and teacher strikes – but he would prefer to reach a solution in negotiations instead.Speaking to RTÉ’s This Week earlier, Donohoe said the garda strike in particular, scheduled to start at 7am this coming Friday, “will have very serious consequences for how our economy is organised and for our reputation”.“To be very clear with you, no matter how advanced or substantive our contingency plans are, there’s nothing that can take the place of over 12,000 gardaí being active and doing their work.”The broad point here is that we do not need An Garda Siochána going on strike on Friday for us to realise how special they are to our country. They make an enormous contribution everyday to the safety of Ireland.He also said there could be “groups in society” who would take advantage of the fact that gardaí are striking.‘A substantial arrangement’Representative bodies are meeting with department officials today, making use of the services of the Workplace Relations Commission, and the minister said both the AGSI and GRA were “working hard on behalf of their members”.Donohoe said it was due to their efforts that his department had put in place “a substantial arrangement and package to look to meet their needs”. He would not be drawn to give any of the particulars of proposals on the table.Although he indicated there was some room for movement, the minister again stressed that an agreement outside the Lansdowne Road deal would be impossible.“The cost of a Lansdowne Road-free environment to the country, the restoration of all of the wages that would be caused by the absence of such an agreement, would be €1.4 billion, so the reason why Lansdowne Road is so vital,” he explained.ProgressThe ASTI has said it will not sign up to a deal under the agreement, demanding equal pay  rates for new entrants.“We’ve made huge progress with the INTO and the TUI in dealing with the issue of new entrant pay and have dealt with three-quarters of the differential that is at the heart of this issue,” Donohoe said earlier.Though he said that, over time, he would want to see the country reach a point where everyone can be treated fairly, his job is to deal with “issues of fairness all over our country”.“Issues of fairness in relation to making sure, for example, we’ve the resources in place to deal with homelessness, fairness in relation to dealing with the needs of the health service.”All of this he said “comes out of the same pot” and that is why a structure such as the Lansdowne Road Agreement is needed.Read: There are 167 garda stations with no access to the Pulse system>Read: Getting there? Mid-ranking gardaí to join with GRA and Government in using state negotiators> Image: PA Archive/PA Images Oct 30th 2016, 2:57 PM 17,026 Views 75 Comments Sunday 30 Oct 2016, 2:57 PM Short URL By Michelle Hennessy Image: PA Archive/PA Images ‘We don’t need gardaí to go on strike for us to realise how special they are’ Paschal Donohoe said today that his department has put in place a “substantial arrangement and package” for gardaí. Share148 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Making The New Republic New Again

first_imgInterestingly, he’s not hiring in-house developers to rebuild TNR’s product platform—a decision he admits makes the ongoing iterative process of enhancing the products post relaunch more challenging—and is instead outsourcing development.FOLIO: Talk about what the new product mix will look like going forward with print and digital. Hughes: We’re redesigning all of our core products—the print magazine, the website, mobile and tablet—all within the next couple months. We started the process across the board on all of those and I don’t have a specific date for you yet, but we’ll announce one very soon.The idea is not to just redesign the magazine from an aesthetic perspective but to rethink how the content is created, developed and then most importantly from a digital perspective, delivered. Investing in a single delivery mechanism would be like saying that the only thing I need is an iPhone.We have to reinvent all of these products and build them so they’re completely integrated with one another—so that it’s possible for a single user to have a consistent brand experience wherever he or she may be engaging. But I don’t think integration is enough. We also have to be creative and thoughtful about the ways that people are finding the content and experiencing it. There will be several things that we release with our redesigned product in the next few months, which we can’t yet talk about because they’re under development. But the value is around being as practical and thoughtful as possible about how people experience the news. That’s a vague answer, but I don’t want to show our hand too much.FOLIO: With all this integration, can you explain how you’re applying your resources to the print product? Hughes: I’m a big believer in print in the near term. I don’t buy the argument that it’s just some leftover nostalgia for an era gone by. But it’s hard for me to imagine a future ten years from now where print still has the same penetration and the same reach that it does today. We’re definitely investing in print, we just hired the creative director from Newsweek, who is leading our print redesign process, which is going to be a significant one.So the print redesign is incredibly important. The newsstand is also important, you’ll see us in the next few months being much more prominent on the newsstand than we’ve been historically. FOLIO: So you’ll be increasing your distribution into more stores? Hughes: Absolutely. Print is a very important piece of the puzzle, but I do think that from a strategic view we have to be laser-focused on getting the digital implementation of our product right. Because even if print is important now, in the next few years digital is going to be even more important. FOLIO: You’ve talked about how you want to invest in your content and editorial, can you address the business side? What are your plans for sales and marketing?Hughes: On both the content and the business side we start with our readers. Those are our core customers and the people we want to serve as best as we can. So the goal is to build a brand that smart, intelligent and politically curious people want to be a part of. It’s my belief that subscriptions in 2012 and moving forward are really more about membership models than they are about the ability to get a piece of paper. It’s a statement that you like a brand and the brand says something about who you are and what you want to read.And to finish the point, that translates to advertising dollars as well. As we grow our base of readers who fit this description of highly intelligent, influential, culturally engaged folks, that’s highly attractive to advertisers. Everywhere I turn that’s the group of people that a lot of advertisers are willing to pay a lot of money to reach.FOLIO: Is there anything more to that membership concept in terms of how you’ll be structuring the way customers will access the product?Hughes: We’re evaluating our options and we’re in the process of making some decisions about our subscription and membership options, but we don’t have anything to announce yet.FOLIO: Clearly you’re at the point here where you’ve got a lot to prove, grow your customer base and show its value to advertisers, are there any specific plans to grow that base? Hughes: Absolutely. Because we’re making significant changes to all of our core products it’s been our approach to take the resources that we have and focus them around the relaunch of all those products at once. The web, mobile and print products that we have now are probably more in line with our historical position in the market place than our future products will be, so from a marketing perspective we’re going to make an enormous push around our relaunch to tell the story of the ‘new’ New Republic.  FOLIO: How long do you want to give this before you feel like TNR is on solid footing?Hughes: It’s going to take some time. I want to build a profitable business. The New Republic can absolutely be a profitable business. There’s no way to get there without investing serious resources in the business. We’re doing that this year and we’ll do it next year. FOLIO: Can you quantify that? How much capital are you putting into the operation?Hughes: We’re putting enough capital in so that we can reinvent all the core products and also tell our story as aggressively as we want to, but it would be silly to come into an industry which is being disrupted as dramatically as this one is, reinvent a magazine in the process from a digital perspective and think that’s going to happen in a year or two. It’s going to take time. FOLIO: Aside from your own investments in the company, are you raising outside capital as well?Hughes: No, The New Republic is my baby.  Chris Hughes, one of Facebook’s co-founders, took a majority stake in The New Republic in March. The brand, at a circulation of just under 40,000, has ricocheted between owners over the last few years and has been unable to turn a profit. Hughes is investing his own capital to relaunch its entire platform—print, mobile and web—all at once in the next couple months.While he was purposefully vague about plans or timeframe details, there are a couple developments to keep an eye out for. While TNR is being built across print, digital, mobile and tablet platforms, he says other products are in the offing. And during the discussion, a “membership” concept was mentioned as a pricing model for readers. Again, Hughes was unspecific, but he’s clearly thinking about “access” to The New Republic’s entire product platform and the relationship that readers have with the brand.Through it all, however, will be a primary focus on digital—which Hughes is banking on as the long-term focus. In The New Republic’s relaunch strategy, print will be a game of diminishing returns. ***Want to hear about The New Republic’s relaunch plans from Chris Hughes in person? Join us for Breakfast with a minsider: Waking The New Republic: Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes’ Plan for Revival. Be part of the riveting discussion between min editor Steve Cohn and Chris Hughes during which Chris will reveal all of the answers to the questions you want answered.min’s Breakfast with a minsider series is your front row seat to an open forum discussion between industry experts. An honest, live exposé about a current burning topic in the media industry.Click here for more information and to register, for any additional questions please contact Agata at 203.899.8435 or email her.last_img read more

Heres the first 3Dprinted heart made from actual human tissue

first_img Tags Welcome to the next level of 3D printing 20 Photos The Tel Aviv team extracted fatty tissue from patients and used this as the “ink” for the 3D printing, a blueprint with which to create tissue models. While they still have some kinks to work out — the heart can contract but not pump out blood — they plan to eventually test out 3D-printed hearts in animal models.”Maybe, in 10 years, there will be organ printers in the finest hospitals around the world, and these procedures will be conducted routinely,” Dvir said. 3D-printing human tissue 1:46 Now playing: Watch this:center_img Comments 5 Share your voice University of Tel Aviv’s Tal Dvir presents his team’s 3D-printed heart.  Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images One day, scientists hope, we’ll be able to manufacture hearts that can be transplanted into humans. A team of researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel has brought that goal closer to a reality.The team successfully 3D-printed a heart using human tissue and vessels, according to their paper published in Advanced Science on Monday. While the heart isn’t full-sized — it’s about as big as a rabbit’s heart — it still marks a breakthrough, the team says.”This is the first time anyone anywhere has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart replete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers,” Professor Tal Dvir, who led the team, said to local press. “People have managed to 3D-print the structure of a heart in the past, but not with cells or with blood vessels.”Scientists have found many medical uses for 3D-printing technology in recent years. Researchers at the University of Toronto are working on using such technology to print skin over wounds, and the University of Minnesota has developed a transparent mouse skull that helps its researchers to better understand brain activity. Sci-Techlast_img read more

4 BCL men held for assaulting journos at DU

first_img4 BCL men held for assaulting journos at DU. Prothom Alo Illustration Four activists of ruling Bangladesh Awami League’s (AL) student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of Dhaka University unit were arrested on Tuesday night as they allegedly assaulted two journalists on the campus, reports UNB.The arrestees are deputy secretary of DU BCL Bijoy Ekattor Hall unit Ahmed Faisal Farshi, and three activists Anwarul Kabir, Tofail Hossain and Ashraful Islam Sakib.On Tuesday night, they allegedly assaulted bdnews24.com staff reporter and a former student of the University Masum Billah and a female reporter of Channel 24 in front of the Arts Building on the campus.Proctor Golam Rabbani said the proctorial body instantly handed over the BCL men to Shahbagh police station.last_img

Secret Egyptian Palace of Ramesses II Discovered by Accident

first_imgAn excavation team from New York University have stumbled on an undiscovered palace. Located in the ruins of Ancient Egyptian city Abydos, it stands by the royal temple of famous pharaoh Ramesses II. NYU’s excavation is exploring the remnants of an extensive building program that helped characterize Ramesses’ rule (1279 – 1213 BC). Newsweek writes that Abydos is “home to a royal necropolis where pharaohs from the earliest dynasties — such as Qaa from the first dynasty and Peribsen from the second — are thought to have been entombed”.Last week the team — or “mission” — noticed a stone walkway at the temple’s entrance to the southwest. Following it led them to the secret palace, which contained attention-grabbing examples of “the cartouche — a hieroglyphic marking that denotes royalty” according to Newsweek.Temple of Seti I at Abydos, EgyptRare cartouches are seen at the temple’s four corners, with intriguing depictions. Ahram Online says that they show Ramesses “birth and throne names painted in a golden color. They are surmounted with double feathers with a sun disk in between and beneath them a decorative gold sign.”The palace is made of limestone and mud brick, with limestone floors. Mission director Sameh Iskander refers to a second hall, the base of which is a column of sandstone. Lintels can also be seen, bearing kingly inscriptions.Ramses IIRamesses II was part of the Nineteenth Dynasty and became one of the most well-known Egyptian rulers. He hailed from a relatively humble background — a 2017 BBC article drawing on the works of James Baikie (1866-1931) describes grandfather Ramesses I as “essentially a provincial bureaucrat who had had greatness thrust upon him.”Predecessor Seti I “saw military success as well as achieving one of the high points of Egyptian art, marked by sensitivity, balance and restraint.”Unfortunately for Seti I his son didn’t measure up when it came to war. He fought the Hittites in Syria at the Battle of Kadesh (approx. 1274 BC) and eventually signed a peace treaty with them. As for his artistic side, the verdict has been mixed.Seti I. Photo by Messuy CC BY-SA 3.0The BBC writes “Good art can be found in Ramesses’ reign,” but adds “it continued to flourish when not subjected to the dead weight of the king’s ego.” Also known as Ramesses the Great, he is believed to have been the subject of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley’s 1818 work Ozymandias, about a foolish king. Ramesses II was called Ozymandias in Greek.Related Video: Disturbing Instances Where Ancient Egyptian Curses Seemed To Come TrueThe pharaoh was a boastful self-publicist, a quality not unknown to those of his stature. His legacy endures, both architecture and what’s called a “multimedia afterlife: his mummy is flown from Cairo to Paris to be exhibited and re-autopsied, and a series of airport-lounge best-sellers by a French writer, Christian Jacq, gives a soap-opera version of his life.”Courtyard of Ramses II Temple at Luxor. Photo by Jorge Láscar CC BY 2.0He even got the Hollywood treatment when screen heartthrob Yul Brynner portrayed him in epic The Ten Commandments (1956). Anne Baxter played one of his wives, Queen Nefertari. Another wife was Isinofre who gave birth to Khaemwise, a studious individual believed to be “the first Egyptologist in history.”Queen NefertariKhaemwise would no doubt have been interested in NYU’s efforts, which have opened up the conversation on the design of Egyptian temples. Ahram Online mentions the similarity between Ramesses II’s palace and that of his dad, saying “The location and layout of the palace exhibits a noteworthy parallel to the temple palace of Ramses II’s father Seti I in Abydos some 300 metres to the south.”Read another story from us: 2,000-year-old Fast Food bar discovered in PompeiiNewsweek quotes Prof. Joann Fletcher of the University of York. She observed, “The fact Ramses II required a palace at Abydos also reveals that he didn’t just order a new temple at the site but was spending enough time there to warrant such accommodation…To have a building in which people lived their lives is always a fascinating thing to find.”last_img read more

Costa Rican police arrest suspect in international child pornography bust

first_imgNo related posts. UPATE 12:50 p.m.The Costa Rican Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) and Interpol Costa Rica arrested one person early this morning as part of an international child pornography ring bust, originally reported crhoy.com.OIJ carried out six raids Friday morning, including one at the home of a commercial pilot with the last names Loría Pereira, 45, who lives in Río Segundo, Alajuela, just north of San José.Police believe the suspect possessed and distributed child pornography. The OIJ told The Tico Times that Loría Pereira did not likely produce the images he allegedly distributed.The distribution of child pornography in Costa Rica is punishable by up to four years in prison, and the possession of illicit material carries a possible prison sentence of six months to two years.Additional raids took place in Paso Ancho, San Francisco de Dos Ríos, Guápiles and Siquerres, according to OIJ, where authorities seized computers and electronic equipment, including compact discs. Police carried out simultaneous raids in Argentina, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay in the culmination of an investigation that started in April of this year. Video courtesy crhoy.com.Correction: Friday, Aug. 9, 12:50 p.m. An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported the number of arrests as five. OIJ reported that only one person, age 45, not 55, was arrested in relation to the raids. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Rosewood Hotels Resorts has been appointed by fi

first_imgRosewood Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by financial consulting firm Aldesa to manage Rosewood Puerto Papagayo, Costa Rica, which is scheduled to open in 2020. This luxury retreat will be situated on the northwest coast of Costa Rica within the province of Guanacaste, which is renowned for its tropical forests, diverse wildlife and picturesque beaches.Located just 20 minutes’ drive from Liberia International Airport, the resort will be nestled into the hillside which gently cascades down to a golden-sand beach and the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean. Guests will enjoy panoramic views over the surrounding jungle canopy and the Gulf of Papagayo.Situated within a forested setting, the resort will offer 180 accommodations including 130 guestrooms and suites in addition to 50 residences. The accommodations are designed to make the most of the natural surroundings, with features such as open-air living rooms, large terraces and plunge pools. The suites will include seven two-storey treehouses whose striking, contemporary design will bring a sense of delight and romance.Designed and built by Dallas-based architects, HKS, Rosewood Puerto Papagayo, Costa Rica will be in keeping with Rosewood’s core philosophy of A Sense of Place and will use indigenous materials and locally inspired artwork throughout the property. The resort will have direct beach access and two swimming pools in addition to a fitness centre and the brand’s signature Sense, A Rosewood Spa. Dining options will include a poolside bar and grill, a restaurant offering informal all-day dining, a bar and a speciality restaurant. The resort will also offer a total of nearly 1100 square metres of event space including a ballroom with a large outdoor terrace.last_img read more

LONDON — Auctioneer Sothebys says it plans to sel

first_img LONDON — Auctioneer Sotheby’s says it plans to sell a Rembrandt portrait with a difference: the artist’s fingerprints may be preserved in the paint.George Gordon, Sotheby’s co-chairman of Old Masters, says the prints were discovered during examination and restoration of the oil sketch “Study of a Head of a Young Man” several years ago.Gordon says experts can’t be “100 per cent sure” the prints are Rembrandt’s, but they belong to someone who picked up the painting as soon as it was finished. He says “the discovery of the marks in the original layer of paint …. make their connection to the artist highly credible.”Sotheby’s said Wednesday that the painting will go up for sale in London on Dec. 5, with an estimated price of 6 million pounds ($7.7 million).The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Nov 21, 2018 1:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Rembrandt painting up for sale, complete with fingerprintslast_img read more

Government leases two helicopters to help fight fires

first_imgThe government has leased two helicopters for the summer period to be used for fire-fighting purposes, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.The helicopters have been at the disposal of the Republic since Monday, the ministry said, after receiving the green light from a special interior ministry committee tasked with overseeing their lease.Before giving the approval, the committee checked all the documents of the helicopters concerning their technical specifications as well as the certificates of both the pilots that will fly them had attended two pilot water drops, which took place at the fire station of Paphos airport, the ministry said.It added that these are the same helicopters leased last year for the same purpose.The interior ministry made a plea to members of the public to act responsibly to avoid causing fires.In cases of fire, the government also relies on the two firefighting aircraft of the forestry department, while officials said that help from the British military bases also plays an important role in firefighting.You May LikeFinance NancyRemember Him? This is Why He’s No Longer An ActorFinance NancyUndoDirectExposeHe Was Just A Janitor, Or So They ThoughtDirectExposeUndoManuka FeedThis is What Happens to Your Body if You Eat Ginger Every DayManuka FeedUndo Cypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoKorkolis brings magic to the stageUndoData is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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