U.S. Visa Applicants Now Required to Provide Social Media Details

U.S. Visa Applicants Now Required to Provide Social Media Details

first_img The U.S. State Department now requires most visa applicants to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses, and phone numbers.As reported by the Associated Press, this change is a “vast” expansion of President Trump’s enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors.It will affect some 15 million foreigners applying for entry to the US each year.“National security is our top priority when adjudicating visa applications,” according to a government statement published by the AP.“Every prospective traveler and immigrant to the United States undergoes extensive security screening,” the State Department continued. “We are constantly working to find mechanisms to improve our screening process to protect U.S. citizens, while supporting legitimate travel to the United States.”Previously, so-called “social media identifiers” were sought only from a handful of people IDed as a potential threat—folks who traveled to areas controlled by terrorist organizations, for instance.Now, virtually all applicants for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas must provide their personal details, allowing the U.S. government to snoop into their past in the name of justice.Collecting additional information “will strengthen our process for vetting these applicants and confirming their identity,” the AP reported.First proposed in March 2018, the new rules are estimated to impact millions of applicants, including those who want to come to the US for business or education.Fresh forms list a number of social media platforms and require candidates to provide any account names they’ve had on them over the last five years; applicants can also volunteer information about social networks not listed.Visa hopefuls are also being asked for five years of telephone numbers, email addresses, and international travel and deportation status, as well as whether any family members have been involved in terrorist activities.Only those applying for certain diplomatic and official visa types are exempt from these conditions, the AP said.The American Civil Liberties Union in January sued the federal government to gain information on its social media surveillance—specifically Trump’s controversial “extreme vetting” immigration policy.More on Geek.com:Sri Lanka Temporarily Blocks Social Media Following Terror AttacksUK Proposes Stricter Child Safety Rules for Social MediaStudy: Social Media Sites Can Predict Behavior Even If You Don’t Use Them Stay on target 11-Year-Old Gets ‘Scammed’ Into Paying $4K for TikTok InfluencerFacebook Reportedly Considers Hiding ‘Like’ Counts last_img read more

‘Forza Horizon 4’s’ Lego DLC Makes Us Want More Wacky Racers

‘Forza Horizon 4’s’ Lego DLC Makes Us Want More Wacky Racers

first_img Watch: Marvel and Square Enix’s ‘Avengers’ Gameplay Still Creeps Us OutPlay These E3 2019 Video Games Right Now Breaking from years of tradition now, Microsoft didn’t announce Forza 8 at its E3 press conference this year. Typically, the company alternates between announcing mainline Forza serious sim racing games and the more open-world arcade experiences of Forza Horizon. Seeing as last year gave us Forza Horizon 4, we figured this year would be Forza 8’s turn. At this point they’re probably just saving it as a launch title for the next-gen Xbox Project Scarlett releasing next holiday alongside Halo Infinite.However, we did sort of get a new Forza announcement for this year. Previously Microsoft has wheeled out actual sports cars on stage to celebrate their presence in the game. But this time the car was a bit more… blocky. Yes, Microsoft brought out a racecar made of Legos to celebrate the Lego Speed Champions DLC for Forza Horizon 4.Take a look!How awesome is that? As cool as the consistently enjoyable normal Lego games are (including the upcoming Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga) they’re never exactly visual stunners. So seeing the gorgeous Forza engine render racers and tracks made of out blocks so tangible you want to reach out and touch them just rules. The $20 expansion features new challenges, bricks to find, and Lego renditions of McLaren, Ferrari, and Mini Cooper cars to add to your collection.And really, this just makes us wish that racing games were wackier in general. Forza Horizon 3 also got some toy-based DLC with its Hot Wheels expansion. But as fun as that was at the time, I couldn’t shake the nagging feeling that it was more for nostalgic adults than actual kids? For as open and accessible as Forza Horizon is compared to regular Forza, the spin-off still has a foot firmly in that hardcore sim racing world, to its detriment. It’s just a little bit too fiddly and realistic to be as ridiculous and relaxing as I want from an open world racing game. I want a more unrestrained arcade experience, Burnout Paradise basically.If you include stuff like Mario Kart and Team Sonic Racing and Crash Team Racing, there are plenty of racing games that don’t adhere to the rules of our world and its roads. But seeing Lego cars in Forza makes me wish these kinds of experiences weren’t limited to modest kart racing games. There’s no reason why our AAA racing games shouldn’t be absurd, too. Everything can be awesome.The Lego Speed Champions DLC for Forza Horizon 4 launches June 13. For more on E3 2019 watch these trailers. Stay on targetlast_img read more

WWE attendance (9/26-9/29, Northeast and Midwest tour)

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+ Seth Rollins WWE HOF Legacy inductees announced, NXT added to Network Now Playing Up Next Kurt Angle WWE attendance figures from September 26 to September 29, 2014.* 9/26 WWE live event in East Rutherford, New Jersey: 5,500 fans.* 9/27 WWE live event in Youngstown, Ohio: 4,000 fans.* 9/27 WWE live event in Atlantic City, New Jersey: 3,700 fans.* 9/28 WWE live event in Moline, Illinois: 3,300 fans.* 9/28 WWE live event in Toledo, Ohio: 3,000 fans.* 9/29 WWE RAW/Superstars TV tapings in Chicago, Illinois: 10,500 fans.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Videos Articles Pre-game show for NJPW Wrestlekingdom 12, Okada vs. Naito full match from 2014 Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remissioncenter_img Now Playing Up Next Cesaro Pinterest WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Former Producer returns to Impact Wrestling, Top 5 Moments of 2014last_img read more

Survey Businesses added 156000 jobs in July

first_imgWASHINGTON — U.S. companies added a healthy 156,000 jobs in July with larger firms accounted for much of the gains, a private survey found.Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that there was solid hiring in the construction, transportation, health care and leisure and hospitality sectors. But smaller companies are struggling to find talent after years of robust job growth. Businesses that have fewer than 20 employees shed workers for the third straight month.Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, said that the “job market is throttling back” because of factors such as labor shortages and trade tensions that are weighing on business sentiment.Zandi said that the import taxes imposed by President Donald Trump appear to have caused a decline in manufacturing, which appears to have peaked with monthly gains of 25,000 at the end of last year and have since fallen.Population growth means the U.S. economy needs to add roughly 100,000 to 120,000 jobs monthly to keep the unemployment from rising. Average job gains have declined over the year, but they’re running above a pace that could cause the jobless rate to increase. The tighter labor market could correspond with faster wage growth.The ADP’s figures don’t include government hiring and frequently diverge from the government’s official report, which is scheduled to be released Friday.Economists expect that report will how the addition of 163,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate holds at 3.7%.last_img read more

Drivers licenses could soon offer nonbinary gender choice

first_imgSEATTLE — People who identify as other than female or male may soon have a third option when getting a Washington driver’s license.KING-TV reports Gov. Jay Inslee’s office announced Tuesday a push for inclusion by offering the options of female, male and X. The change would also affect instruction permits and state ID cards.The department of licensing has scheduled hearings in August in Seattle, Spokane and Olympia for public comment. The agency will then use the information from hearings, emails and phone calls to decide whether to make any changes to the proposed language.The department of licensing could offer the gender X option as soon as October.last_img read more

Neighbors police to gather on National Night Out

first_imgCommunities throughout Clark County will join millions of neighbors across the country tonight for National Night Out, a celebration aimed at strengthening relations between police and the people they serve.National Night Out is also a time for neighbors to get to know one another better, according to Judi Bailey, neighborhoods coordinator for the city of Vancouver. She said police officers and firefighters will attend as many of the events as possible.This year, nearly a dozen Vancouver neighborhoods registered a National Night Out event. The cities of Ridgefield and Battle Ground will also hold events.Some events may be a simple meet-and-greet, while others will have food, games and family activities. One neighborhood association’s website boasts a bounce house and face painting.In past years, Esther Short Park has been a popular destination on National Night Out; but this year, there’s no event planned there. Bailey said the neighborhood association instead partnered for Fire in the Park, the largest childhood injury prevention event in Clark County.last_img read more

Delta Direct Care wants to disrupt change health care in Clark County

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — When Trent Russell joined Delta Direct Care a little more than two weeks ago, he could tell there was something special brewing at the Battle Ground clinic.The physician assistant has a history working in urgent care and emergency departments, and what attracted him to Delta Direct Care isn’t only what’s currently happening at the Battle Ground clinic, but also what’s in store for the future.“This place offers what people are yearning for, and that is cost transparency and cost effectiveness, and time and relationships,” Russell said.Delta Direct Care, which was formerly called Patient Direct Care, has a membership-based platform. It’s called direct primary care, where people pay a monthly fee for access to its primary care services. It’s an innovative approach to health care, and Delta Direct Care is not shy about its goals for expansion and intention to shake up health care in Clark County, said Dianna Kretzschmar, the director of business development, who has a background in social work.“We’re changing the face of health care one patient at a time,” Kretzschmar said. “We’re becoming disrupters to the way that the health care system has been delivered. That’s an exciting thing to be, even though disrupter seems to have a negative connotation. It doesn’t. It’s exciting to us, because we’re able to get back to the things we always wanted to do in practicing medicine, being a social worker, working with the families and the patients, and putting their care first.”Delta Direct Care has plans to open a Vancouver location in early 2020. It has also started the Delta Healthcare Foundation, a nonprofit that will offer scholarships for primary care at Delta’s clinics to help uninsured and under-insured populations. The Vancouver clinic is slated to be about 2,400 square feet at 2370 E. Third Loop, Vancouver, near the Grand Central retail center.last_img read more

Sheriff Body cams not high on priority list

first_imgWhile the Vancouver Police Department looks into what it would take to implement a body-worn camera program, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office has already completed a cost-benefit analysis.The takeaway? A body-worn camera program would be costly but a worthwhile investment.“This wasn’t exhaustive research into what it is that we would be doing here, this was more of an opportunity … to see roughly what something like this would cost for planning purposes,” Sheriff Chuck Atkins told the Clark County Council at a presentation Wednesday. “But I’ll be honest with you, I have no problem with body-worn camera programs myself, but it isn’t high on my priority of budget items. And so, this isn’t something that I’m presenting it right now expecting you to make a decision in this budget cycle to try to implement.“This is driven by our desire to preplan, get this information on the radar screen, because you know we could have a big incident tomorrow that our community does want to try body-worn cameras immediately or our state legislators decide that the state will have body-worn cameras. Hopefully, this will help us to jump-start that process and be kind of ready if that were to happen,” he said.Use-of-force incidents and police body-worn cameras have been hot topics of discussion in other parts of the state and country, Atkins said. Those discussions are also happening here, following four officer-involved shootings by Vancouver police earlier this year.So when an intern became available through Portland State University’s Hatfield School of Government Fellowship Program, the sheriff’s office wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to explore a body-worn camera program.last_img read more

Dog abandoned in SW MiamiDade on road to recovery

Dog abandoned in SW MiamiDade on road to recovery

first_img“She may even only have a month or two to live. Maybe years. We don’t know,” said Davis. “Her red blood cell count is probably half of what it should be, so that’s contributing to her weakness, along with her dehydration.”Victoria Fraizer with the Love is Fur Ever organization could hardly believe her eyes when she saw Mazie.“I was disgusted. My body hurt for her,” said Fraizer. “The first thing I needed to do was get with our vet team to make sure this is something that as a team we can help her.”Mazie received a blood transfusion, Saturday night.“It’s going to be a long road. None of this is going to be quick,” said Davis.The executive director for the Love Is Fur Ever organization, Denise Kennedy, encourages animal rescue.“To find out that the animals that they’ve adopted from us are flourishing and they’re happy,” Kennedy said about her favorite thing about rescuing animals. “It’s amazing to see the transformation.” FORT MYERS, Fla. (WSVN) — A dog abandoned in Southwest Miami-Dade is now on the road to recovery.The pup called Mazie was found in critical condition in, Friday night, emerging from under a truck after a woman offered her food.But Mazie needed help, as she has a massive tumor.Thanks to the help of one animal rescue organization in Fort Myers, Mazie is now getting the aid she needs.“Last night, she was very weak, very dehydrated. We’re not sure how long she had been outdoors,” said Megan Davis, who found Mazie.Davis played a key role in Mazie’s road to recovery.The dog was rushed to an animal hospital after being left for dead, but this still may not be enough to save her life. The hospital is hopeful Mazie can make a full recovery, but they said she has many rounds of treatments to go.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Dave Matthews Band Reveal Release Date For New Album Come Tomorrow

Dave Matthews Band Reveal Release Date For New Album Come Tomorrow

first_img Facebook The GRAMMY-winning jam band heroes are back with info on their ninth studio albumBrian HaackGRAMMYs Apr 25, 2018 – 5:04 pm It’s been a remarkably quiet five months since Dave Matthews, singer/songwriter/guitarist and bandleader for the GRAMMY-winning jam band movement that is Dave Matthews Band, announced their first new studio album in six years and an extended summer tour. However, it seems the drought of information is now over, as Matthews revealed on April 25 that his cadre of merry pranksters’ ninth studio album, Come Tomorrow, is officially due out on June 8.While promotional singles have yet to be released, but Matthews has teased several new songs, including “Samurai Cop,” at live shows as far back as FarmAid 2016. The band plans to debut much of the music from the new album during their North American tour, according to Billboard.Additionally, all advance tickets purchased online for the band’s 2018 summer tour will include a digital download or physical CD option as part of the purchase price, which fans will be able to redeem once Come Tomorrow is officially released. Dave Matthews Band Reveal New Album Release Date dave-matthews-band-reveal-release-date-new-album-come-tomorrow The Dave Matthews Band’s 2018 summer tour will kick off on May 18 in Woodlands, Texas, and run through Sept. 10, where it will conclude at L.A.’s historic Hollywood Bowl. Tickets to come shows and full tour details can be found on the band’s official website.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Dave Matthews Band Reveal Release Date For New Album ‘Come Tomorrow’ center_img Email News Twitter last_img read more

Greek banks must raise 159 billion to survive crisis says ECB

first_imgThe European Central Bank on Saturday, 31 October, said that Greece’s four biggest banks that suffered major losses this summer should raise nearly $15.9 billion to endure any new crisis.The four banks are Alpha Bank, Eurobank, National Bank of Greece and Piraeus Bank.Following the economic collapse that made the country fall into adversity, it is anticipated that the Greek economy might decline by 6% by the end of 2017. Currently, it requires $4.84 billion to meet the standard scenario of economy.The financial world had eagerly awaited the central bank’s evaluation of the required capital as the country attempts to find its way out of the economic mess.Reports suggest that one of the biggest problems faced by Greek banks is the high number of loans given out to businesses and consumers, nearly 50%, whose repayment is in jeopardy.The central bank’s evaluated report said that around $15.9 billion will be needed for the Greek banks to confront the bad-loan issue and become operational lenders once again.However, if stable banks fail to provide the liquidity and lending required for an economy, Greece would find it hard to come out of the current economic problem.Although, $16 billion is a big number, it is still less than what some finance experts had feared Greece would have to pay to eradicate its economic collapse. This on the other hand, is likely to eliminate the chances of the banks wanting depositors to take the losses.In fact, there is a possibility of the money getting raised from bank investors and from funds inthe 86 billion euro package of loans, which Greece agreed with the eurozone creditors this summer, according to The New York Times.”I am a lot happier today and a lot more optimistic than I was a month ago,” Euclid Tsakalotos, the Greek finance minister said on Saturday, accepting the Central Bank’s evaluation.last_img read more

Drug addicted youth kills brother in Nganj

Drug addicted youth kills brother in Nganj

first_img‘Drug addicted’ youth allegedly hacked his elder brother dead in Dakkhin Nayamati area in Narayanganj Sadar upazila on Saturday night.The deceased is Liton Khan, 33, son of Barek Khan, hailing from Korati village of Madaripur district. Liton lived in a rented house in Dakkhin Nayamati area with his three brothers, a sister and parents.Officer-in-charge of Fatullah Model police station Kamal Uddin said Hridoy Khan, younger brother of victim Liton, used to take money forcibly from the family members to take drugs.On Friday night, Hridoy confined his mother in a room demanding money for taking drugs around 9:30pm.Hearing the incident, Liton came to the house to rescue his mother and subsequently locked into an altercation with Hridoy.At one stage, Hridoy hacked his elder brother with a knife, leaving him critically injured.Later locals rescued Liton and sent him to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital where physicians declared him death.The locals also caught Hriday and handed him over to the police, the OC added.last_img read more

I havent signed any film for 2016 Deepika Padukone

I havent signed any film for 2016 Deepika Padukone

first_imgDeepika Padukone is yet to sign a film despite a busy 2015 as the actor has not found anything exciting so far. “Expect nothing because I have signed no films for 2016,” said Deepika in an interview.When asked about not having any film despite being the top actor at the moment, she said, “I have reached a stage where I don’t have to do work to keep myself busy. I don’t want to do films just for the heck of making announcements. “I don’t need to do a film to keep my calender busy. I have read a lot of scripts, but I have not been excited about anything that I have read. I am okay with it.” In 2015, Deepika did three films – Piku with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan, Tamasha with ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor and the soon-to-be-released Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, opposite rumoured beau Ranveer Singh. Also Read – A fresh blend of fame“The most challenging part is doing three films simultaneously. The films, the characters and the directors are different. It is not the ideal way of working as I would like to do one film at a time and dedicate the time to that film,” she said. At the same time, the Piku actor says she will not leave any interesting projects. “I am not going to let go films that I am excited about. But if that happens, then you have to balance that out.”I am happy with the way this year has gone. I am very proud of Piku and Tamasha and I am topping it up with Bajirao Mastani,” she said. In the past, Deepika also rejected some plum offers, including Dhoom 3, Shuddhi among others.last_img read more

Act Fast Lenovos Great Yoga C930 Is 350 Off

Act Fast Lenovos Great Yoga C930 Is 350 Off

first_img New Lenovo Yoga Book C930Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/lenovo-c930-deal?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0002:3502:35Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC02:14Chromebook Buying Guide关闭  The Lenovo Yoga C930 is a stylish 2-in-1 with a premium design, tons of useful features, and excellent battery life.Normally priced at $1,299, Best Buy has the Yoga C930 2-in-1 on sale for $949.99. That’s $350 off and one of the best laptop deals we’ve seen this year. It’s also $225 cheaper than Lenovo’s current price for this configuration.Buy the Lenovo Yoga C930 2-in-1 for $949.99 ($350 off)Don’t let its good looks fool you. The Editor’s Choice C930 is a very capable laptop with the muscle to outperform a lot of today’s competition. It features a 1.8GHz Core i7-8550U quad-core CPU, 12GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Its 13.9-inch, 1080p touchscreen is sharp enough to highlight things like freckles and winkles in movies, but it’s also a tad dull when compared to screens on competing laptops like the Dell XPS 13.Lenovo sprinkled the laptop with a few small, but very useful features like a slot in the rear of the laptop for its accompanying stylus. We also loved the C930’s webcam cover, which blocks the lens when it’s not needed.Like previous Yoga laptops, the C930 sports a stylish hinge, but in this case its a a flexible sound bar hinge, which provides powerful 360-degree audio no matter the laptop’s orientation. AdvertisementIn terms of battery life, the configuration we tested (which is the same configuration on sale) lasted for 10 hours and 10 minutes, which easily tops the premium laptop average of 8:11.The C930 is one of the best 2-in-1 laptops around and its new sale price makes it a no brainer for anyone looking for a powerful system. Best Laptop Deals in April 2019 center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoForbes.com12 House Renovation Mistakes, In PicturesForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

What CBD Does to Your Body

What CBD Does to Your Body

first_imgYou may have heard the letters ‘CBD’ in passing and this is because its rise in popularity over recent years has been astronomical. But what exactly is CBD, and why is everyone going mad for it? Research has lead scientists to believe that CBD helps to reduce the productions of sebum, thereby reducing acne in patients whose skin condition is caused by excessively oily skin. Over recent years the therapeutic benefits of CBD have begun to be acknowledged by the medical community and its use to treat certain medical conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis, heart disease and anxiety has grown extensively. CBD can help to reduce blood pressure The human body has hundreds of receptors which are – in layman terms – group of specialised cells which respond to outside stimuli. For example every centimetre of your skin will contain 200 pain receptors, whose job it is to let your brain know when you feel pain. The fact that so many different medical conditions and health complaints can be improved by CBD has raised its profile dramatically and many are hailing it as the discovery of the century. What CBD does to your body is actually incredibly wide-ranging. CBD can also have an effect on the body’s non cannabinoid receptors such as opioid receptors, which are known to improve pain (and are often stimulated by highly addictive prescription drugs containing opioids such as morphine, as well as illegal drugs like heroin to achieve pain relief), as well as dopamine receptors which help to control and regulate how humans behave. Early research suggests that it is the link to these two particular receptors which enable CBD to be so effective at reducing withdrawal symptoms in relation to the treatment of drug addiction. In terms of CBD, the body has two particular receptors which react to cannabidiol and these are CB1 and CB2 receptors (known together as the endocannabinoid system). CB1 receptors are responsible for things such as pain, emotion, memories and movement, amongst other things. CB2 receptors deal with pain and inflammation. It is thought that the introduction of CBD into the human body enhances the CB1 and CB2 receptors helping to promote increased and improved function of the bodily systems, such as the nervous system, muscular system and immune system. It also encourages the body to produce more of its own naturally occurring cannabidiol. It is this enhancement which can help to reduce and improve the symptoms of so many medical complaints. Whilst CBD has been found to help reduce levels of blood pressure in a patient, it is largely considered that it is actually the plant’s ability to reduce stress and anxiety levels which contribute to the overall reduction in blood pressure. Nevertheless, the result of achieving reduced blood pressure could benefit those with high blood pressure, including diabetic patients, immeasurably. center_img CBD affects your body’s receptors CBD has been known to assist in the reduction and potential eradication of acne in a person, and it does so due to its anti-inflammatory properties as well as by the reduction of sebum production. Sebum is an oily substance made by the skin which helps to protect it from the dangers of the outside world says CBD Weed Blog. When sebum gets trapped inside pores with dirt and dead skin, it results in spots forming and this one of the factors that causes acne. CBD is short for cannabidiol which is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant. Unlike cannabis, CBD is non-intoxicating, meaning that it will not have the same effect on a person as smoking cannabis would and certainly would not result in a consumer of the product feeling ‘stoned’. Whilst only in the very early stages of research, scientists have recently reported that the use of CBD can help to slow the progression of cancer. As well as assisting in pain, anxiety and nausea relief, it’s clear that CBD has the potential to greatly affect the way we treat cancer in the future. CBD reduces sebum CBD can slow down the progression of tumours CBD appears to take a multi-level approach to the body’s various systems and as more research continues to reveal the extensive benefits of the plant, many hope to see a time when it is used by doctors to legally improve the lives of their patients. But a plant which offers such wide ranging benefits will pose lots of questions to scientists who seek to understand its full abilities and it’s likely that scientists will only continue to make more discoveries about what CBD does to your body. CBD helps with drug addictionlast_img read more

Petrol price set to increase on June 6

Petrol price set to increase on June 6

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Petrol is expected to rise by up to 85 cents a litre, diesel by 87 cents and illuminating paraffin by 82 cents.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! More distressing news for motorists around the country is that the petrol price will be increasing again soon.This follows the last fuel price increase at the beginning of May.“The rand traded in a fairly narrow band against the US dollar throughout May. However, international oil prices have come under strong pressure, accounting for two-thirds of the price rise which will come into effect on Wednesday, June 6,” the Automobile Association (AA) said.The Department of Energy’s monthly close-out happened early due to the public holidays in April, after which the rand lost almost 60 cents against the US dollar in the space of a day. This meant that a substantial fuel price rise was a near certainty from the start of May, the AA explained.A large deficit carried over from April has also affected the price of fuel, the organisation said.last_img read more

4th birthday celebrations at crèche

4th birthday celebrations at crèche

first_imgSiyakhula Crèche in Steadville was abuzz with activity recently when everyone took the day to celebrate Nhloso Sabela’s 4th birthday.Crèche owner Mr Nkomonde gave little Nhloso a birthday he won’t forget anytime soon, with sweets, chips and cool drink. Not forgetting the large cake with candles for the birthday boy to blow out!All 75 children who go to the crèche celebrated the occasion with their friend, all of them having a fun-filled day together.“Happy Birthday” was sung by the enthusiastic youngsters and then the candles were blown out, before everyone tucked into a tasty piece of birthday cake! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

Saraceno signs with Mantra Group to operate hotel

Saraceno signs with Mantra Group to operate hotel

first_imgSaraceno signs with Mantra Group to operate hotelSaraceno signs with Mantra Group to operate hotelMantra Group will operate the hotel and letting apartment component of Saraceno Group’s $1 billion mixed-use development in Clayton, one of the fastest growing employment corridors in Melbourne’s south-east, just 20 kilometres from the CBD.Located on the corner of Princess Highway and Blackburn Road, the development is the largest ever undertaken in the city and includes a range of residential, hotel and serviced apartment accommodation as well as retail, entertainment and commercial facilities within the world-renowned education and medical precincts of the Monash municipality.The full-service hotel and apartments component of the development, to be known as Mantra M-City, is due for completion in late-2020.The 10-storey hotel will include 250 hotel rooms, conference and meeting facilities, a restaurant and bar, and onsite car parking.Adjacent to the hotel tower, a further 180 serviced studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments will also be operated by Mantra Group.Mantra Group Chief Executive Officer Bob East said the acquisition is a great opportunity to connect the Mantra brand to the strong market dynamics of Clayton.“In addition to its established corporate and leisure travel drivers, the suburb of Clayton will continue to benefit from ongoing urbanisation,” said Mr East.“Melbourne’s annual calendar of international and domestic sporting, cultural, and convention-based events is also a proven contributor to the greater Melbourne region.”“We’re thrilled to partner with Saraceno Group on this landmark new development for Melbourne.”Saraceno Group Director Nick Saraceno said he is very excited to continue his longstanding relationship with Mantra Group, who joins the journey to realise his long-time vision for the M-City development.“I’ve had this dream for over 20 years,” said Mr Saraceno.“We’ve been overwhelmed by the continued support and success of Mantra Group to date.“Mantra Group, Saraceno Group and our JV Partner Schiavello are on the path to bring the dream to reality, which will provide opportunities to the Monash municipality.”The development will also include an independently operated commercial fitness centre, with a swimming pool, for hotel guests to access.Clayton is a major Australian tech hub; home to one of Monash University’s (Australia’s largest university) major campuses, Monash Medical Centre, the Australian Synchrotron along with excellent restaurants and shopping, such as Chadstone Shopping Centre, Westfield Southland and sporting facilities.About Mantra GroupMantra Group is the leading Australian-based hotel and resort operator.  Mantra Group’s portfolio consists of 129 properties with more than 22,000 rooms in properties under management, across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Hawaii. Operating three well-known and trusted brands – Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree – Mantra Group operates the second largest network of accommodation properties in Australia (by room number). The Group is positioned to offer both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from full-service city hotels and self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats. The Group successfully listed on the ASX in June 2014 and in its first year as a public company was elevated to the ASX 200: www.mantragroup.com.au; www.peppers.com.au; www.mantra.com.au; www.breakfree.com.auSource = Mantra Grouplast_img read more

Passenger says no panic in Fiji Airways flight that was forced to

Passenger says no panic in Fiji Airways flight that was forced to

first_imgA passenger who was on the Fiji Airways FJ360 flight from Singapore to Nadi says there was no panic inside the aircraft as the pilot and other crew members kept updating the passengers about the situation.The A330 aircraft which left Singapore for Nadi early yesterday morning faced a mechanical issue.Fiji Airways says the flight crew then had to return to Singapore and the aircraft landed without incident.Tamani Rarama says the pilot had made an announcement 30 minutes after take-off that there was a technical issue with the aircraft and they will try to fix it and if they are unable to, then they will have to turn around and head to Changi Airport in Singapore.Rarama says after landing back in Singapore, hotel arrangements were made for the passengers.According to Fiji Airways, affected passengers are being accommodated in hotels in Singapore and awaiting confirmation on supplementary service.Fiji Airways says the safety of guests and crew is of paramount importance and has apologized to the guests for the inconvenience.Source: Fiji VillageThe post Passenger says no panic in Fiji Airways flight that was forced to return to Singapore appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more