Orphaned Otter Dies After Eating Human Food at Tennessee Park

Orphaned Otter Dies After Eating Human Food at Tennessee Park

first_img“As a reminder, feeding the animals at Bays Mountain Park is strictly prohibited for exactly this reason. Human food is often intolerable and, in this case, even harmful to our animals,” Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium wrote on Facebook. “Please follow all posted park rules, including the signs that say not to feed the animals.” Stay on target Otto, an orphaned otter, has died after guests threw human food into his enclosure at a Tennessee park.On Thursday, Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium in Kingsport, Tennessee, announced that it was transporting Otto to an animal hospital after he accidentally ate food that was thrown into his enclosure, USA Today reported. According to Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium’s Facebook post, Otto’s body couldn’t digest the food the guests gave him and unfortunately, he fell ill and passed away from the incident. Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ In 2017, Otto first joined the park as a 9-month-old baby after he stayed at a rehabilitation facility in North Carolina. The North Carolina-based center looked after Otto and his sister after their parents died in a flood.“Otto was beloved by park staff and guests alike,” Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium said in the post. “A cheerful creature, he could often be found swimming or playing with toys in his pool, even when it was snowing outside.”More on Geek.com:Charlie, the Oldest Living Southern Sea Otter, Dies at Age 22Massive, 11-Foot Alligator ‘Breaks Into Home’ at 3 A.M. in FloridaRare, Venomous Snake Hitches a Ride on Couple’s Kayak Paddlelast_img read more

No longer presidential candidate Jay Inslee plans to run for 3rd term

first_imgWashington Gov. Jay Inslee ended his presidential run Wednesday evening, announcing it had become clear that his climate change-focused campaign would not succeed.The Associated Press, citing two people close to Inslee, reported that he plans to run for a third term as governor.Since launching his campaign in March, Inslee has laid out a series of ambitious plans to combat climate change, calling it the preeminent issue the next president must tackle. Those plans drew praise from activists, environmentalists and even his fellow candidates, but Inslee was unable to catch on with voters in early polls.His campaign on Monday celebrated that he’d amassed 130,000 separate donors, surpassing a threshold set by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to qualify for the third televised debate next month. But he was never close to the DNC’s other threshold — 2% support in early polls. He didn’t reach the mark in any poll and his polling average hovered just barely above zero.On Wednesday morning, Inslee released the sixth plank of his comprehensive plan to combat climate change and transform the national economy. Just 12 hours later, he announced he was done.“Our mission to defeat climate change must continue to be central to our national discussion — and must be the top priority for our next president,” Inslee wrote in a message to supporters Wednesday night. “But I’ve concluded that my role in that effort will not be as a candidate to be the next president of the United States.”“There are other avenues for me to be very effective at pushing the climate-change message,” Inslee said in an interview on MSNBC, during which he announced his withdrawal.last_img read more

Kovacic snubs United

Kovacic snubs United

first_imgMateo Kovacic has snubbed a move to Manchester United because he believes Jose Mourinho’s style isn’t good for him, according to Marca.Manchester United have reportedly offered a sum around £54million to Real Madrid for the services of the midfielder.Kovacic is understood to have turned down the chance to move to Old Trafford because he doesn’t think manager Jose Mourinho’s style of football will suit him.Jose and United have had a relatively quiet summer transfer window by their usual spending standards but the gaffer is planning a late move for Kovacic.The Croatia international isn’t regular in the Real Madrid and is open to the idea of leaving the Bernabeu with his eyes set on a new challenge.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Manchester United were hoping that would work in their favor but reports in Spain suggest the 24-year-old has no intention of playing for the club.Chelsea are also believed to be monitoring Kovacic as they look to strengthen their midfield position despite the arrival of Jorginho from Napoli.Maurizio Sarri has only brought in two faces since his appointment as manager at Stamford Bridge. The Italian tactician is also rumored to be interested in signing Aaron Ramsey from London rivals Arsenal.Meanwhile, new Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui is keen to retain the services of Kovacic as he seeks to lead the club to League and Cup glory this season.last_img read more

FUEL FACTOR RATE MIMICS WORLD OIL PRICES LOWER NOW

FUEL FACTOR RATE MIMICS WORLD OIL PRICES LOWER NOW

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners Recommended for you TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Nov 2014 – While there are residents making spot of the fact that the fuel factor rate on their electricity bills is higher most times that the actual consumption charge… Fortis TCI is revealing that the continuing downward trend of cost for oil is going to cause another reduction in the fuel factor rate in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Corporate Communications Manager, Talisha Simons explained: “This decrease reflects in this month’s Fuel Factor calculation. Customers are reminded that the Fuel Factor is based on the price of fuel at the time it is purchased from Sun Oil Ltd., and is subject to fluctuating prices in the world market. While the cost of fuel may remain lower than recent averages, customers are still encouraged to continue practicing energy conservation methods.” Ms. Simons added that Fortis continues to explore other sources of power. Related Items:fortis tci, fuel factor rate, low, talisha simons Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideaslast_img read more

Infibeam Files Prospectus with SEBI for IPO Worth ₹4500 Million

first_imgInfibeam Incorporation Limited has filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP) with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for an initial public offering (IPO) of Equity Shares of ₹10 each (Equity Shares) for cash including a share premium on per Equity basis aggregating up to ₹4,500 million.The Equity Shares offered through the Issue are proposed to be listed on the BSE and the NSE.The Global Coordinators & Book Running Lead Managers to the Issue are SBI Capital Markets Limited, ICICI Securities Limited and Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited and the Book Running Lead Manager to the Issue is Elara Capital (India) Private Limited.Infibeam is an Indian e-commerce company focused on developing an integrated and synergistic e-commerce business model. It, along with its subsidiaries, own and operate the Infibeam BuildaBazaar e-commerce marketplace, which provides cloud-based, modular and customizable digital solutions and other value added services to enable merchants to set up storefronts.As part of its integrated e-commerce ecosystem, it also, along with its subsidiaries, operate Infibeam.com, one of India’s leading multi-category e-retailers. Its integrated business model enables it to provide comprehensive, multi-channel and multi-screen value added services to merchants.The Issue is being made through the Book Building Process wherein at least 75% of the Issue shall be Allotted on a proportionate basis to Qualified Institutional Buyers (“QIBs”) and our Company may allocate up to 60% of the QIB Portion to Anchor Investors on a discretionary basis.Further, not more than 15% of the Issue shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to Non-Institutional Bidders and not more than 10% of the Issue shall be available for allocation to Retail Individual Bidders in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009, as amended.last_img read more

Theresa May tells Conservatives its time to embrace a new centre ground

first_img Close Theresa May closed the Conservative conference in Birmingham today (5 October) with a pitch to put the party in the centre ground of British politics.The Tory premier claimed Labour had abandoned the moderate position, while arguing that her government would step up and engineer an economy that works for everybody. Notably, May branded Labour as the nasty party, a slogan once used against the Conservatives.When we came to Birmingham this week, some big questions were hanging in the air.Do we have a plan for Brexit? We do.Are we ready for the effort it will take to see it through? We are.Can Boris Johnson stay on message for a full four days? Just about.But I know theres another big question people want me to answer.Whats my vision for Britain? My philosophy? My approach?Today I want to answer that question very directly.I want to set out my vision for Britain after Brexit.I want to lay out my approach – the things I believe.I want to explain what a country that works for everyone means.I want to set our party and our country on the path towards the new centre ground of British politics…built on the values of fairness and opportunity…where everyone plays by the same rules and where every single person – regardless of their background, or that of their parents – is given the chance to be all they want to be.And as I do so, I want to be clear about something else: that a vision is nothing without the determination to see it through.No vision ever built a business by itself. No vision ever clothed a family or fed a hungry child. No vision ever changed a country on its own.You need to put the hours in and the effort too.But if you do, great things can happen. Great changes can occur.And be in no doubt, thats what Britain needs today.Because in June people voted for change. And a change is going to come.BRITAINS QUIET REVOLUTIONChange has got to come because as we leave the European Union and take control of our own destiny, the task of tackling some of Britains long-standing challenges – like how to train enough people to do the jobs of the future – becomes ever more urgent.But change has got to come too because of the quiet revolution that took place in our country just three months ago – a revolution in which millions of our fellow citizens stood up and said they were not prepared to be ignored anymore.Because this is a turning point for our country.A once-in-a-generation chance to change the direction of our nation for good.To step back and ask ourselves what kind of country we want to be.Lets be clear: we have come a long way over the past six years.Weve brought the deficit down.Got more people into work than ever before.Taken the lowest paid out of income tax.Established a new National Living Wage.Helped nearly a million new business to set up and grow.Got almost one and a half million more children into good or outstanding schools.Put record investment into the NHS.Created nearly 3 million new apprenticeships.And brought crime down by more than a quarter to its lowest ever level.Thats a record of which we should all be proud.And this morning its right that we pause to say thank you to the man who made that possible. A man who challenged us to change and told us that if we did then we would win again.And he was right. We did change. We did win. The first majority Conservative Government in almost 25 years.A great leader of our party – a great servant to our country.David Cameron, thank you.But now we need to change again. For the referendum was not just a vote to withdraw from the EU. It was about something broader – something that the European Union had come to represent.It was about a sense – deep, profound and lets face it often justified – that many people have today that the world works well for a privileged few, but not for them.It was a vote not just to change Britains relationship with the European Union, but to call for a change in the way our country works – and the people for whom it works – forever.Knock on almost any door in almost any part of the country, and you will find the roots of the revolution laid bare.Our society should work for everyone, but if you cant afford to get onto the property ladder, or your child is stuck in a bad school, it doesnt feel like its working for you.Our economy should work for everyone, but if your pay has stagnated for several years in a row and fixed items of spending keep going up, it doesnt feel like its working for you.Our democracy should work for everyone, but if youve been trying to say things need to change for years and your complaints fall on deaf ears, it doesnt feel like its working for you.And the roots of the revolution run deep. Because it wasnt the wealthy who made the biggest sacrifices after the financial crash, but ordinary, working class families.And if youre one of those people who lost their job, who stayed in work but on reduced hours, took a pay cut as household bills rocketed, or – and I know a lot of people dont like to admit this – someone who finds themselves out of work or on lower wages because of low-skilled immigration, life simply doesnt seem fair.It feels like your dreams have been sacrificed in the service of others.So change has got to come.Because if we dont respond – if we dont take this opportunity to deliver the change people want – resentments will grow. Divisions will become entrenched.And that would be a disaster for Britain.Because the lesson of Britain is that we are a country built on the bonds of family, community, citizenship.Of strong institutions and a strong society.The country of my parents who instilled in me a sense of public service and of public servants everywhere who want to give something back.The parent who works hard all week but takes time out to coach the kids football team at the weekend.The local family business in my constituency thats been serving the community for more than 50 years.The servicemen and women I met last week who wear their uniform proudly at home and serve our nation with honour abroad.A country of decency, fairness and quiet resolve.And a successful country – small in size but large in stature – that with less than 1% of the worlds population boasts more Nobel Laureates than any country outside the United States… with three more added again just yesterday – two of whom worked here in this great city.A country that boasts three of the top ten universities in the world. The worlds leading financial capital. And institutions like the NHS and BBC whose reputations echo in some of the farthest corners of the globe.All possible because we are one United Kingdom – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – and I will always fight to preserve our proud, historic Union and will never let divisive nationalists drive us apart.Yet within our society today, we see division and unfairness all around. Between a more prosperous older generation and a struggling younger generation. Between the wealth of London and the rest of the country.But perhaps most of all, between the rich, the successful and the powerful – and their fellow citizens.Now dont get me wrong. We applaud success. We want people to get on.But we also value something else: the spirit of citizenship.That spirit that means you respect the bonds and obligations that make our society work. That means a commitment to the men and women who live around you, who work for you, who buy the goods and services you sell.That spirit that means recognising the social contract that says you train up local young people before you take on cheap labour from overseas.That spirit that means you do as others do, and pay your fair share of tax.But today, too many people in positions of power behave as though they have more in common with international elites than with the people down the road, the people they employ, the people they pass in the street.But if you believe youre a citizen of the world, youre a citizen of nowhere. You dont understand what the very word citizenship means.So if youre a boss who earns a fortune but doesnt look after your staff…An international company that treats tax laws as an optional extra…A household name that refuses to work with the authorities even to fight terrorism…A director who takes out massive dividends while knowing that the company pension is about to go bust…Im putting you on warning. This cant go on anymore.A change has got to come. And this party – the Conservative Party – is going to make that change.BELIEVING IN THE GOOD THAT GOVERNMENT CAN DOSo today, I want to set out my plan for a Britain where everyone plays by the same rules and every person has the opportunity to be all they want to be.Its a plan to tackle the unfairness and injustice that divides us, so that we may build a new united Britain, rooted in the centre ground.A plan that will mean government stepping up. Righting wrongs. Challenging vested interests. Taking big decisions. Doing what we believe to be right. Getting the job done.Because thats the good that government can do. And its what Im in this for. To stand up for the weak and stand up to the strong.And to put the power of government squarely at the service of ordinary working-class people.Because too often that isnt how it works today.Just listen to the way a lot of politicians and commentators talk about the public.They find your patriotism distasteful, your concerns about immigration parochial, your views about crime illiberal, your attachment to your job security inconvenient.They find the fact that more than seventeen million voters decided to leave the European Union simply bewildering.Because if youre well off and comfortable, Britain is a different country and these concerns are not your concerns. Its easy to dismiss them – easy to say that all you want from government is for it to get out of the way.But a change has got to come. Its time to remember the good that government can do.Time for a new approach that says while government does not have all the answers, government can and should be a force for good;that the state exists to provide what individual people, communities and markets cannot;and that we should employ the power of government for the good of the people.Time to reject the ideological templates provided by the socialist left and the libertarian right and to embrace a new centre ground in which government steps up – and not back – to act on behalf of us all.Providing security from crime, but from ill health and unemployment too.Supporting free markets, but stepping in to repair them when they arent working as they should.Encouraging business and supporting free trade, but not accepting one set of rules for some and another for everyone else.And if we do – if we act to correct unfairness and injustice and put government at the service of ordinary working people – we can build that new united Britain in which everyone plays by the same rules, and in which the powerful and the privileged no longer ignore the interests of the people.Only we can do it. Because the main lesson I take from their conference last week is that the Labour Party is not just divided, but divisive.Determined to pit one against another. To pursue vendettas and settle scores. And to embrace the politics of pointless protest that simply pulls people further apart.Thats what Labour stands for today. Fighting among themselves. Abusing their own MPs. Threatening to end their careers. Tolerating anti-Semitism and supporting voices of hate.You know what some people call them?The nasty party.And with Labour divided, divisive and out-of-touch, we have a responsibility to step up, represent and govern for the whole nation.So where Labour build barriers, we will build bridges.That means tackling unfairness and injustice, and shifting the balance of Britain decisively in favour of ordinary working class people.Giving them access to the opportunities that are too often the preserve of the privileged few.Putting fairness at the heart of our agenda and creating a country in which hard work is rewarded and talent is welcome.A nation where contribution matters more than entitlement. Merit matters more than wealth.A confident global Britain that doesnt turn its back on globalisation but ensures the benefits are shared by all.A country that is prosperous and secure, so every person may share in the wealth of the nation and live their life free from fear.Thats what I mean by a country that works for everyone.A GLOBAL BRITAINAnd if we believe in the good that government can do, its important for people to trust us to deliver the change they need.We can start – as I said on Sunday – by doing something obvious. And that is to stop quibbling, respect what the people told us on the 23rd of June – and take Britain out of the European Union.Because it took that typically British quiet resolve for people to go out and vote as they did: to defy the establishment, to ignore the threats, to make their voice heard.So let us have that same resolve now.And lets be clear about what is going to happen.Article Fifty – triggered no later than the end of March.A Great Repeal Bill to get rid of the European Communities Act – introduced in the next Parliamentary session.Our laws made not in Brussels but in Westminster.Our judges sitting not in Luxembourg but in courts across the land.The authority of EU law in this country ended forever.The people told us they wanted these things – and this Conservative Government is going to deliver them.It is, of course, too early to say exactly what agreement we will reach with the EU. Its going to be a tough negotiation, it will require some give and take. And while there will always be pressure to give a running commentary, it will not be in our national interest to do so.But let me be clear about the agreement we seek.I want it to reflect the strong and mature relationships we enjoy with our European friends.I want it to include cooperation on law enforcement and counter-terrorism work.I want it to involve free trade, in goods and services.I want it to give British companies the maximum freedom to trade with and operate within the Single Market – and let European businesses do the same here.But lets state one thing loud and clear: we are not leaving the European Union only to give up control of immigration all over again. And we are not leaving only to return to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. Thats not going to happen.We are leaving to become, once more, a fully sovereign and independent country – and the deal is going to have to work for Britain.And that Britain – the Britain we build after Brexit – is going to be a Global Britain.Because while we are leaving the European Union, we will not leave the continent of Europe. We will not abandon our friends and allies abroad. And we will not retreat from the world.In fact, now is the time to forge a bold, new, confident role for ourselves on the world stage.Keeping our promises to the poorest people in the world.Providing humanitarian support for refugees in need.Taking the lead on cracking down on modern slavery wherever it is found.Ratifying the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.Always acting as the strongest and most passionate advocate for free trade right across the globe.And always committed to a strong national defence and supporting the finest Armed Forces known to man.And this week, our excellent Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, proved not only that we will support them with our hearts and souls. Not only will we remain committed to spending two per cent of our national income on defence.But we will never again – in any future conflict – let those activist, left-wing human rights lawyers harangue and harass the bravest of the brave – the men and women of Britains Armed Forces.AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONEIts about restoring fairness – something that must be at the heart of everything we do. Supporting those who do the right thing, who make a contribution.Helping those who give something back.And thats at the heart of my plan for our economy too.An economy thats fair and where everyone plays by the same rules.That means acting to tackle some of the economys structural problems that hold people back.Things like the shortage of affordable homes. The need to make big decisions on – and invest in – our infrastructure. The need to rebalance the economy across sectors and areas in order to spread wealth and prosperity around the country.Politicians have talked about this for years. But the trouble is that this kind of change will never just happen by itself. If thats what we want, we need the vision and determination to see it through.Thats why Philip Hammond and Greg Clark are working on a new industrial strategy to address those long-term structural challenges and get Britain firing on all cylinders again.Its not about picking winners, propping up failing industries, or bringing old companies back from the dead.Its about identifying the industries that are of strategic value to our economy and supporting and promoting them through policies on trade, tax, infrastructure, skills, training, and research and development.Its about doing what every other major and growing economy in the world does.Not just sitting back and seeing what happens – but putting in place a plan and getting on with the job.So we will identify the sectors of the economy – financial services, yes, but life sciences, tech, aerospace, car manufacturing, the creative industries and many others – that are of strategic importance to our economy, and do everything we can to encourage, develop and support them.And we will identify the places that have the potential to contribute to economic growth and become the homes to millions of new jobs.That means inspiring an economic and cultural revival of all of our great regional cities.We have made a start.Thanks to George Osbornes Northern Powerhouse, over the past year, foreign direct investment in the North has increased at double the rate of the rest of the country.Here in Birmingham, thanks to the incredible Jaguar Land Rover, the West Midlands is the only part of the country to run a trade surplus with China.And across the region, the Midlands Engine is on track to deliver 300,000 more jobs by 2020.Now its time to build on that success – in Birmingham and Manchester and in other cities across the country.And as we are here in Birmingham this week, let us show our support for the Conservative Partys candidate for next years mayoral election.A success in business running John Lewis. An action man in Birmingham, playing his part in transforming this city. A man to get things done, the future Mayor of the West Midlands – Andy Street.MAKING MARKETS WORK FOR WORKING PEOPLEAn economy that works for everyone is an economy where everyone plays by the same rules.I understand the frustration people feel when they see the rich and the powerful getting away with things that they themselves wouldnt dream of doing. And they wouldnt get away with if they tried.I understand that because I feel it too.Theres always an excuse – a reason why something cant be done – but when that is used as a basis for inaction, faith in capitalism and free markets falls.The Conservative Party will always believe in free markets. And thats precisely why its this party that should act to defend them.From Edmund Burke onwards, Conservatives have always understood that if you want to preserve something important, you need to be prepared to reform it. We must apply that same approach today.Thats why where markets are dysfunctional, we should be prepared to intervene.Where companies are exploiting the failures of the market in which they operate, where consumer choice is inhibited by deliberately complex pricing structures, we must set the market right.Its just not right, for example, that half of people living in rural areas, and so many small businesses, cant get a decent broadband connection.Its just not right that two thirds of energy customers are stuck on the most expensive tariffs.And its just not right that the housing market continues to fail working people either.Ask almost any question about social fairness or problems with our economy, and the answer so often comes back to housing.High housing costs – and the growing gap between those on the property ladder and those who are not – lie at the heart of falling social mobility, falling savings and low productivity.We will do everything we can to help people financially so they can buy their own home. Thats why Help to Buy and Right to Buy are the right things to do.But as Sajid said in his bold speech on Monday, there is an honest truth we need to address. We simply need to build more homes.This means using the power of government to step in and repair the dysfunctional housing market.It means using public sector land for more and faster house building.It means encouraging new technologies that will help us to get more houses built faster. And putting in more government investment too.It means stepping up and doing whats right for Britain.Making the market work for working people.Because thats what government can do.And something else we need to do: take big, sometimes even controversial, decisions about our countrys infrastructure.Because we need to get Britain firing in all areas again.It is why we will press ahead with plans for High Speed 2, linking London and Birmingham and, eventually, towns and cities in the North.Why we will shortly announce a decision on expanding Britains airport capacity.And why – having reviewed the evidence and added important new national security safeguards – we signed up to Hinkley Point.We will take the big decisions when theyre the right decisions for Britain.Because thats what government can do.And we can make these big decisions because our economy is strong and because of the fiscal discipline we have shown over the last six years.And we must continue to aim for a balanced budget.But to build an economy that works for everyone, we must also invest in the things that matter, the things with a long-term return.That is how we will address the weaknesses in our economy, improve our productivity, increase economic growth and ensure everyone gets a fair share.And thats not the only reason.Because while monetary policy – with super-low interest rates and quantitative easing – provided the necessary emergency medicine after the financial crash, we have to acknowledge there have been some bad side effects.People with assets have got richer. People without them have suffered. People with mortgages have found their debts cheaper. People with savings have found themselves poorer.A change has got to come. And we are going to deliver it.Because thats what a Conservative Government can do.A FAIRER ECONOMYThis party will always be the party of businesses large and small.But we must acknowledge that the way a small number of businesses behave fuels the frustration people feel.Its not the norm. I know that most businesses and the people who run them are hardworking, entrepreneurial and public spirited at heart.But the actions of a few tar the reputations of the many.So the party that believes in business is going to change things to help support it.Too often the people who are supposed to hold big business accountable are drawn from the same, narrow social and professional circles as the executive team.And too often the scrutiny they provide is not good enough.A change has got to come.So later this year we will publish our plans to have not just consumers represented on company boards, but workers as well.Because we are the party of workers. Of those who put in the effort. Those who contribute and give of their best.Thats why we announced on Saturday that were going to review our laws to make sure that, in our modern and flexible economy, people are properly protected at work.Thats right.Workers rights – not under threat from a Conservative government.Workers rights – protected and enhanced by a Conservative government.And let me say something about tax.Were all Conservatives here. We all believe in a low-tax economy. But we also know that tax is the price we pay for living in a civilised society.Nobody, no individual tycoon and no single business, however rich, has succeeded on their own.Their goods are transported by road, their workers are educated in schools, their customers are part of sophisticated networks taking in the private sector, the public sector and charities.Weve all played a part in that success.So it doesnt matter to me who you are.If youre a tax-dodger, were coming after you.If youre an accountant, a financial adviser or a middleman who helps people to avoid what they owe to society, were coming after you too.An economy that works for everyone is one where everyone plays by the same rules.So whoever you are you – however rich or powerful – you have a duty to pay your tax.And were going to make sure you do.A SOCIETY THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONEThis is a big agenda for change. But it is necessary and essential.It is a programme for government to act to create an economy that works for everyone – an economy thats on the side of ordinary working class people.And an economy that can support the vital public services and institutions upon which we all rely – to invest in the things we hold dear.Like the NHS – one of the finest health care systems anywhere in the world, and a vital national institution.An institution that reflects our values, our belief in fairness, and in which we all take enormous pride.And I mean all.Because there is complete cross-party support for the NHS.For its status as a provider of free-at-the-point-of-use health care. For the thousands of doctors and nurses that work around the clock to care for their patients.We all have a story about the nurse who cared for a loved one, or a surgeon who saved the life of a friend.So let us take this opportunity to say to those doctors and nurses – thank you.The NHS should unite us. But year after year, election after election, Labour try to use it to divide us.At every election since it was established, Labour have said the Tories would cut the NHS – and every time we have spent more on it.Every election, they say we want to privatise the NHS – and every time we have protected it.In fact, the party that expanded the use of the private sector in the NHS the fastest was not this party, but the Labour Party.The only party to ever cut spending on the NHS is not this party, but the Labour Party – thats what they did in Wales.And at the last election, it wasnt the Labour Party that pledged to give the NHS the money it asked for to meet its five-year plan – it was this party, the Conservative Party…investing an extra £10 billion in the NHS – more than its leaders asked for…and this year more patients are being treated, and more operations are being carried out, by more doctors and more nurses than ever before.Thats a tribute to everyone who works in the NHS.But also to one man – Jeremy Hunt – who is one of the most passionate advocates for patients and for the doctors, nurses and others who work in our health service that I have ever known.So lets have no more of Labours absurd belief that they have a monopoly on compassion.Lets put an end to their sanctimonious pretence of moral superiority.Lets make clear that they have given up the right to call themselves the party of the NHS, the party of the workers, the party of public servants.They gave up that right when they adopted the politics of division. When their extreme ideological fixations led them to simply stop listening to the country.When they abandoned the centre ground.And let us take this opportunity to show that we, the Conservative Party, truly are the party of the workers…the party of public servants…the party of the NHS.Because we believe in public service. We believe in investing in and supporting the institutions that make our country great.We believe in the good that government can do.Government cannot stand aside when it sees social injustice and unfairness. If we want to make sure Britain is a country that works for everyone, government has to act to make sure opportunity is fairly shared.And I want us to be a country where it doesnt matter where you were born, who your parents are, where you went to school, what your accent sounds like, what god you worship, whether youre a man or a woman, gay or straight, or black or white.All that should matter is the talent you have and how hard youre prepared to work.But if were honest well admit thats simply not the case for everyone today.Advancement in todays Britain is still too often determined by wealth or circumstance.By an accident of birth rather than talent.By privilege not merit.Rebalancing our economy is a start, but if were serious about overturning some of the longstanding injustices and barriers that stop working people from getting on, we need that economic reform to be allied with genuine and deep social reform too.Because a society that works for everyone is a society based on fairness. And only genuine social reform can deliver it.Genuine social reform means helping more people onto the housing ladder. It means making sure every child has access to a good school place.It means never writing off people who can work and consigning them to a life on benefits, but giving them the chance to go out and earn a living and to enjoy the dignity that comes with a job well done.But for those who cant work, we must offer our full support – which is why it was so important that Damian Green announced on Saturday that we will end the mandatory retesting of those with chronic health conditions that only induces stress but does nothing at all to help.And genuine social reform means addressing historic injustices that hold too many people back.Some of my proudest moments as Home Secretary came when we began to tackle deep-seated and long-standing problems that few had dared to tackle before.I introduced the first ever Modern Slavery Act, bringing in tough new penalties to put slave masters behind bars, with life sentences for the worst offenders.I cut the polices use of stop and search by almost two thirds and reduced the disproportionate targeting of young, black men.And I know our impressive new Home Secretary Amber Rudd is committed to carrying on that work.But injustices remain.If you are from a black Caribbean background, you are three times more likely to be permanently excluded from school than other children.If you are a black woman, you are seven times more likely to be detained under mental health legislation than a white woman.People in ethnic minority households are almost twice as likely to live in relative poverty as white people.But it is not just those from minority backgrounds who are affected.White working class boys are less likely to go to university than any other group in society.We cannot let this stand – not if a country that works for everyone is the principle that binds us all together.Thats why I have launched an unprecedented audit of public services to shine a light on these racial disparities and let us do something about them.Because they are all burning injustices, and I want this government – this Conservative Government – to fight every single one of them.A society that works for everyone is one of fairness and opportunity. A society in which everyone has the chance to go as far as their talents will take them.Thats why in one of the first speeches I gave as Prime Minister I set out my plans to transform Britain into a Great Meritocracy.And that starts in our schools.I want Britain to be a country in which every child has access to a good school place thats right for that individual child.Because Britain after Brexit will need to make use of all of the talent we have in this country.We have come a long way.Thanks to the free schools and academies programme and the efforts of teachers, heads and governors, there are now 1.4 million more children in good and outstanding schools compared with 2010.But we need to go further. Because there are still one and a quarter million children in schools that are just not good enough.And if you live in the Midlands or the North, you have less chance of attending a good school than children in the South.This simply cannot go on.Thats why Justine Greening and I have set out a new package of reforms, building on Michael Goves success, to increase the number of good school places across the country…so theres not just a school place for every child, but a good school place for every child. A school place that suits the skills, interests and abilities of every single pupil.That is why we want more of our great universities to set up or sponsor schools in the state sector – just as the University of Birmingham has done, a few miles from here.Its why we are saying to the great private schools that – in return for their charitable tax status – we want them to do more to take on children without the means to pay, or set up and sponsor good state schools.It is why we want more good faith schools for parents and pupils who want them.And it is why we have said – where there is demand from parents, where they will definitely take pupils from all backgrounds, where they will play a part in improving the quality of all schools in their area – we will lift the ban on establishing new grammar schools too.And here we see the challenge.Because for too long politicians have said to people and communities who are crying out for change that they cant have what they want.Theyve said we dont think you should have it, even though we might enjoy those very same things for ourselves.And you end up in the absurd situation where you stop these good, popular, life-changing schools from opening – by law.Imagine. Think of what that says.If youre rich or well off, you can have a selective education for your child. You can send them to a selective private school. You can move to a better catchment area or afford to send them long distances to get the education you want.But if youre not, you cant.I can think of no better illustration of the problem – why ordinary working class people think its one rule for them, and another for everyone else.Because the message we are sending them is this: we will not allow their children to have the same opportunities that wealthier children enjoy.That is a scandal and we – the Conservative Party – must bring it to an end.A COUNTRY THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONESo my vision is for Britain to be a Great Meritocracy.Thats what Ive always believed in. The cause that everything I have ever done in politics has been designed to serve.Because a country based on merit not privilege, is a country thats fair. And when we overcome unfairness and injustice, we can build that new united Britain that we need.And united, we can do great things.We saw that in the summer in Rio. We saw how individual success was powered by collective effort. How the dedication and talent of one was supported by a united team.And how a governments determination – John Majors Conservative Governments determination – to step up and back Britains sporting success contributed to such a remarkable result.We were honoured to welcome four members of the team – Helen Richardson-Walsh, Dame Sarah Storey, Vicky Thornley and Andrew Triggs-Hodge – to our conference on Monday.And to them – and to every athlete and every member of Team and Paralympics GB – we say, thank you. You did your country proud.It was a memorable summer for British sport, but one moment stood out for me above all other.It was not from Rio. It happened later. Just a couple of weeks ago on the sun-drenched streets of Cozumel in Mexico.There, our celebrated triathlon champion Jonny Brownlee was heading for glory, the finishing line in sight, when he faltered. Stopped. And was falling exhausted to the ground.And just behind him, his brother Alistair – a tough competitor who typically yields to no one – had the chance to run on and steal the prize.But seeing his brothers struggle, he didnt pass on by. As other competitors ran past, he stopped. Reached out his hand. And gently carried him home.And there in that moment, we saw revealed an essential truth. That we succeed or fail together. We achieve together or fall short together.And when one among us falters, our most basic human instinct is to put our own self-interest aside, to reach out our hand and help them over the line.Thats why the central tenet of my belief is that there is more to life than individualism and self-interest.We form families, communities, towns, cities, counties and nations. We have a responsibility to one another.And I firmly believe that government has a responsibility too.It is to act to encourage and nurture those relationships, networks and institutions – and to step up to correct injustices and tackle unfairness where it can – because these are the things that can drive us apart.Thats why I say today – as I have always said – that my mission – and the mission of this party – is to build a country that truly works for everyone, not just the privileged few.Its why when I stood on the steps of Number 10 for the first time as Prime Minister 84 days ago, I said that the Government I lead will be driven not by the interests of the rich and powerful, but by the interests of ordinary, working class people.And this week, we have shown the country that we mean business.Not just protecting, but enhancing workers rights.Building an economy thats fair, where everyone plays by the same rules.Getting more houses built. More doctors in the NHS.Investing in things that will make our economy grow.Hundreds of great new schools. Universities and fee-paying schools helping state schools to improve.And yes, where parents want them and where theyll improve standards for children of whatever background – the first new grammar schools to open in England for fifty years.A DEMOCRACY THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONEThis is a bold plan to bring Britain together. To build a new united Britain, rooted in the centre ground.An agenda for a new modern Conservatism. That understands the good government can do. That will never hesitate to face down the powerful when they abuse their positions of privilege.That will always act in the interests of ordinary, working class people.Thats what governments about: action. Its about doing something, not being someone.About identifying injustices, finding solutions, driving change. Taking, not shirking, the big decisions. Having the courage to see things through.Its not always glamorous or exciting, but at its best its a noble calling.And where many just see government as the problem, I want to show it can be part of the solution too.And I know this to be true.For as I leave the door of my office at Number 10, I pass that famous staircase – the portraits of prime ministers past lined up along the wall.Men – and of course one woman – of consequence, who have steered this country through difficult times – and changed it for the better too.Theres Disraeli, who saw division and worked to heal it. Churchill, who confronted evil and had the strength to overcome. Attlee, with the vision to build a great national institution. And Lady Thatcher who taught us we could dream great dreams again.Those portraits remind me of the good that government can do.That nothing good comes easy.But with courage and vision and determination you can always see things through.And as I pass them every day, I remember that our nation has been shaped by those who stepped up to be counted when the big moments came.Such opportunities are rare, but we face such a moment today.A moment that calls us to respond and to reshape our nation once again.Not every generation is given this opportunity.Not every generation called to step up in such a way.But this is our generations moment.To write a new future upon the page.To bring power home and make decisions… here in Britain.To take back control and shape our future… here in Britain.To build an outward looking, confident, trading nation… here in Britain.To build a stronger, fairer, brighter future… here in Britain.That is the opportunity we have been given.And the responsibility to grasp it falls upon us all.So to everyone here this morning – and the millions beyond whether leavers or remain – I say:Come with me and well write that brighter future.Come with me and well make that change.Come with me as we rise to meet this moment.Come with me and together lets seize the day. 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State will provide kits to trainees under NULM Hakim

State will provide kits to trainees under NULM Hakim

first_imgKolkata: Mayor Firhad Hakim said on Wednesday that kits to the trainees under National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) will be provided by the state government and asked the concerned persons to ensure that best training is provided to the beneficiaries.Hakim took stock of the various projects that have been taken up under NULM. The projects have been badly hit as the Centre is no longer sending the kits required for various schemes. Apart from the Mayor, Swapan Samaddar, Member, Mayor-in-Council (Bustee Development), Khalil Ahmed, Municipal Commissioner, senior officials of State Urban Development Agency (SUDA) and chairmen of borough committees attended the meeting. Hakim said the schemes taken up under the mission are important and their implementation will benefit hundreds of people. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWhen the Trinamool Congress controlled civic board was set up in 2010, only 2,000 people were getting benefits under NULM. Trinamool Congress decided to provide training to 20,000 people. Accordingly, 18,000 people received training under various schemes. After the BJP government came to power in 2014, the supply of kits was reduced without any prior announcement, affecting the schemes badly. The schemes are meant for people coming from economically challenged backgrounds. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedOne of the important schemes provided to the youths is providing training for driving. But there is often inordinate delay in issuing driving licence and as a result, the youths who have received training cannot utilise their skills. Hakim said he would take up the matter with the state Public Vehicles department, to ensure that the delay in issuing driving licences is reduced. The Mayor said that he would hold weekly meetings in the boroughs to expedite administrative work. He will talk to the councillors directly and resolve the issues that come up. There are 16 boroughs in KMC. It may be mentioned that Atin Ghosh, the Deputy Mayor who is also in charge of KMC’s Health department, holds coordination meetings in every borough to conduct anti-larvae drives throughout the year.last_img read more

GitLab faces backlash from users over performance degradation issues tied to redis

first_imgYesterday, GitLab suffered major performance degradation in terms of 5x increased error rate and site slow down. The degradation was identified and rectified within few hours of its discovery. The GitLab engineers promptly started investigating the slowdown on GitLab.com and notified users that the slow down is in redis and lru cluster, thus impacting all web requests serviced by the rails front-end. What followed next was a very comprehensive detailing about the issue, its causes, who’s handling what kind of issue and more. GitLab’s step by step response looked like this: First, they investigated slow response times on GitLab. Next, they added more workers to alleviate the symptoms of the incident. Then, they investigated jobs on shared runners that were being picked up at a low rate or appeared being stuck. Next, they tracked CI issues and observed performance degradation as one incident. Over the time, they continued to investigate the degraded performance and CI pipeline delays. After a few hours, all services restored to normal operation and the CI pipelines continued to catch up from delays earlier with nearly normal levels. David Smith, the Production Engineering Manager at GitLab also updated users that the performance degradation was due to few issues tied to redis latency. Smith also added that, “We have been looking into the details of all of the network activity on redis and a few improvements are being worked on. GitLab.com has mostly recovered.” Many users on Hacker News wrote about their unpleasant experience with GitLab.com. A user states that, “I recently started a new position at a company that is using Gitlab. In the last month I’ve seen a lot of degraded performance and service outages (especially in Gitlab CI). If anyone at Gitlab is reading this – please, please slow down on chasing new markets + features and just make the stuff you already have work properly, and fill in the missing pieces.” Another user comments, “Slow down, simplify things, and improve your user experience. Gitlab already has enough features to be competitive for a while, with the Github + marketplace model.” Later, a GitLab employee by the username, kennyGitLab commented that GitLab is not losing sight and is just following the company’s new strategy of ‘Breadth over depth’. He further added that, “We believe that the company plowing ahead of other contributors is more valuable in the long run. It encourages others to contribute to the polish while we validate a future direction. As open-source software we want everyone to contribute to the ongoing improvement of GitLab.” Users were indignant by this response. A user commented, “”We’re Open Source!” isn’t a valid defense when you have paying customers. That pitch sounds great for your VCs, but for someone who spends a portion of their budget on your cloud services – I’m appalled. Gitlab is a SaaS company who also provides an open source set of software. If you don’t want to invest in supporting up time – then don’t sell paid SaaS services.” Another comment read, “I think I understand the perspective, but the messaging sounds a bit like, ‘Pay us full price while serving as our beta tester; sacrifice the needs of your company so you can fulfill the needs of ours’.” Few users also praised GitLab for prompt action and for providing everybody with in-depth detailing about the investigation. A user wrote that, “This is EXACTLY what I want to see when there’s a service disruption. A live, in-depth view of who is doing what, any new leads on the issue, multiple teams chiming in with various diagnostic stats, honestly it’s really awesome. I know this can’t be expected from most businesses, especially non-open sourced ones, but it’s so refreshing to see this instead of the typical “We’re working on a potential service disruption” that we normally get.” Read Next GitLab goes multicloud using Crossplane with kubectl Atlassian Bitbucket, GitHub, and GitLab take collective steps against the Git ransomware attack Attackers wiped many GitHub, GitLab, and Bitbucket repos with ‘compromised’ valid credentials leaving behind a ransom notelast_img read more

Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youth

Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youth

first_imgCarnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youth Travelweek Group MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line is making cruising more enticing for families with its newly enhanced HUB App, which allows users to ‘like’ available youth activities onboard and receive reminders and updates about them.The cruise line, which carries more than 900,000 children each year, offers three age-specific programs featuring a wide range of onboard activities and attractions. As part of the app’s expanded capabilities, schedules and details for these options are now available in one centralized area.Youth programs featured on the app include:Camp Ocean (ages 2-11): Ocean-inspired area with 400+ arts & crafts, games and educational activities; three age groups: Penguins (2-5), Sting Rays (6-8) and Sharks (9-11)Circle “C” (ages 12-14): Colourful, vibrant teen space featuring active and video games, crafting activities and dance parties. Club O2 (ages 15-17): Cool, high-tech hangout with theme nights, dance parties, movies, karaoke, and more.A variety of family-friendly programming is also highlighted within the app, including:Build-A-Bear Workshop At Sea: Kids make their own customized furry friend keepsakeHasbro, The Game Show: Family-oriented entertainment option including larger-than-life adaptations of the brand’s iconic games and activitiesOutdoor Attractions: Operating hours for WaterWorks aqua parks, SportSquare outdoor recreation area and other open-air spacesPunchliner Comedy Club: Early evening hilarious family-friendly comedy performances for guests of all agesSeuss at Sea: Fleetwide program featuring Green Eggs and Ham with The Cat in the Hat and Friends, Seuss-a-palooza Parade and Story Time, and other activitiesZumbini: High-energy early childhood music and movement class created by Zumba and BabyFirst combining singing, dancing and fun instruments; family classes offered on longer cruises for parent/child bondingMore news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsAlso new is a feature that allows parents to view a detailed, time-specific breakdown of activities and locations for Camp Ocean’s daily programming as well as check-in and check-out information and reminders.“Our guests continue to be engaged and excited by our award-winning youth programs, and the HUB App now helps parents keep up with all of the fun in one easy-to-navigate area to plan their perfect vacation. We expect this to be an extremely popular feature for families that want to maximize the fun,” said Melissa Wisecarver, director of youth experience for Carnival Cruise Line.Launched in 2015, Carnival’s HUB App has become the leading app in the cruise industry with a 4.6+ rating in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and more than 6 million total downloads. It was recently expanded to allow guests to have pizza and beverages delivered anywhere on board. Further enhancements and innovations will continue to be rolled out in the coming months. Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Sharecenter_img Posted by Tags: Carnival Cruise Line, HUB App << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Public Safety officers keep our roads safe

Public Safety officers keep our roads safe

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Lumineye helps first responders identify people through walls

Lumineye helps first responders identify people through walls

first_imgAny first responder knows that situational awareness is key. In domestic violence disputes, hostage rescue or human trafficking situations, first responders often need help determining where humans are behind closed doors.That’s why Megan Lacy, Corbin Hennen and Rob Kleffner developed Lumineye, a 3D-printed radar device that uses signal analysis software to differentiate moving and breathing humans from other objects, through walls.Lumineye uses pulse radar technology that works like echolocation (how bats and dolphins communicate). It sends signals and listens for how long it takes for a pulse to bounce back. The software analyzes these pulses to determine the approximate size, range and movement characteristics of a signal.On the software side, Lumineye’s app will tell a user how far away a person is when they’re moving and breathing. It’s one dimensional, so it doesn’t tell the user whether the subject is to the right or left. But the device can detect humans out to 50 feet in open air; that range decreases depending upon the materials placed in between, like drywall, brick or concrete.One scenario the team gave to describe the advantages of using Lumineye was the instance of hostage rescue. In this type of situation, it’s crucial for first responders to know how many people are in a room and how far away they are from one another. That’s where the use of multiple devices and triangulation from something like Lumineye could change a responding team’s tactical rescue approach.Machines that currently exist to make these kind of detections are heavy and cumbersome. The team behind Lumineye was inspired to manufacture a more portable option that won’t weigh down teams during longer emergency response situations that can sometimes last for up to 12 hours or overnight. The prototype combines the detection hardware with an ordinary smartphone. It’s about 10 x 5 inches and weighs 1.5 pounds.Lumineye wants to grow out its functionality to become more of a ubiquitous device. The team of four is planning to continue manufacturing the device, selling it directly to customers. Lumineye’s device can detect humans through walls using radio frequenciesLumineye has just started its pilot programs, and recently spent a Saturday at a FEMA event testing out the the device’s ability to detect people covered in rubble piles. The company was born out of the Boise, Idaho cohort of Stanford’s Hacking4Defense program, a course meant to connect Silicon Valley innovations with the U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. The Idaho-based startup is graduating from Y Combinator’s Summer 2019 class.Megan Lacy, Corbin Hennen and Rob Kleffnerlast_img read more

ibis turns 10 in India

ibis turns 10 in India

first_imgibis Gurgaon Golf Course turned 10 recently marking the presence of brand ibis in India. AccorHotels launched the ibis brand in India in 2008 with ibis Gurgaon Golf Course Road, in a joint venture with InterGlobe Hotels (IGH). Today, ibis has grown to 18 hotels across 12 cities and caters to over 100,000 travellers from India and abroad.To mark this milestone, the year began with the launch of ‘ibism’, a cultural movement that celebrates one’s’ individuality, uniqueness and is designed to be inclusive. It was inspired from the changing demands of travellers for unique and personalised experiences with ease at every touch point. Adding to this, ibis is rolling out a new food concept at ‘Spice It’, its food and beverage offering across all ibis hotels in India. Inspired by home and street food, ‘Spice It’ will now serve a revamped menu that provides comfort food with a twist while reflecting various Indian cuisines.Speaking on this occasion, J.B. Singh, President & CEO, InterGlobe Hotels said, “ibis’s evolution since its inaugural launch in 2008 has been remarkable. InterGlobe Hotels is a unique joint venture between InterGlobe Enterprises and AccorHotels that has driven sustained growth and expansion. With our current network of close to 3,000 rooms and several more under development, our partnership has energised the smart economy segment that has set a significant benchmark which identifies with the new resurgent India. We are committed to remain on course to grow the network and be a catalyst in the Indian growth story.”Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer, India and South Asia, AccorHotels said, “The past decade for the ibis brand in India has been very exciting. This would not be possible without our partner InterGlobe Hotels (IGH). Our association with IGH has enabled us to be the leader in the smart economy segment. As we look ahead, we hope to continue our relationship with IGH to create even greater opportunities for the ibis brand in India.”last_img read more

The Bills are reportedly set to hire Rex Ryan

The Bills are reportedly set to hire Rex Ryan

first_imgIt appears the first NFL head coaching position is about to be off the board, as multiple NFL outlets are reporting former Jets head coach Rex Ryan is close to accepting a similar post with the Buffalo Bills.DC Dennis Thurman is expected to join Bills. Rex expected to hire an OC who was not on his staff with NYJ.— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) January 11, 2015 Ryan went 46-50 in six seasons as the Jets’ head coach. He led the club to back-to-back AFC Championship appearances in his first two seasons, but did not reach the playoffs or finish above .500 in four seasons after that.He’ll take over for Doug Marrone, who opted out of his contract after going 15-17 in two seasons.Ryan is set to become Buffalo’s seventh head coach since Marv Levy’s retirement following the 1997 season. None of the previous six won a playoff game.Once the hiring is complete, the Bills will be the first domino to fall in the NFL coaching carousel. The Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders still have openings at this time.As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatixlast_img read more

World Travel Awards reveals Africa and Indian Ocean winners in Mauritius

World Travel Awards reveals Africa and Indian Ocean winners in Mauritius

first_imgNewerMaradiva Villas Resort takes top World Travel Awards title OlderThompson Okanagan signs Cariboo Chilcotin Coast partnership The finest travel brands in Africa and the Indian Ocean have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in Mauritius. The elite of the travel industry assembled for the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony at Sugar Beach – A Sun Resort to find out who among them would be crowned best of the best.Winners at the red-carpet reception included Kenya, home to some of the world’s greatest tourist attractions, which was voted Africa’s Leading Destination.Meanwhile the lush forests, wild waterfalls, unique wildlife and paradise beaches of Mauritius helped it lift the title of Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination, as well as the new category of Indian Ocean’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination.Hundreds of the leading travel industries figureheads from across Africa and the Indian Ocean attended the ceremony at Sugar Beach – A Sun Resort, which borders the vast sands of Flic-en-Flac Beach.ADVERTISEMENTGraham Cooke, founder, World Travel Awards, said: “Our inaugural ceremony in Mauritius has proved an incredible success. “We have had the privilege of recognising the leading destinations, hotels, resorts, airlines and travel providers from across Africa and the Indian Ocean and my congratulations to each of our winners.”In the aviation sector, Ethiopian Airlines was voted Africa’s Leading Airline, while Africa’s Leading Airpor’ went to Cape Town International Airport. In the Indian Ocean, Air Mauritius claimed the titles of Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline and Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Business Class.South Africa’s Table Mountain was named Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction.Kenya enjoyed a strong showing, with Kenya Tourist Board named Africa’s Leading Tourist Board, capital Nairobi winning the new category Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination, and Kenyatta ICC picking up Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre.In the Indian Ocean categories, the Maldives cemented its reputation as the definitive romantic nation by being named Indian Ocean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination, while Seychelles picked up Indian Ocean’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination.The ceremony marked the third leg of the World Travel Awards Grand Tour 2019 – a search for the finest travel and tourism organisations in the world.Other 2019 regional ceremonies include Montego Bay (Jamaica), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Madeira (Portugal), La Paz (Bolivia), Phu Quoc (Vietnam), with the winners progressing to the Grand Final in Muscat (Oman).Find a full list of winners on the official World Travel Awards website.last_img read more

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He was taken to Regions Hospital,Natalie Portman arrives at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival – "Planetarium" premiere held at Roy Thomson Hall on September 10.

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"We will do everything humanly possible to ensure our athletes are a part of clean, Dan Steinberg—Invision/AP Lily Tomlin at the 67th Emmy Award on Sept. it can dive up to 2 meters to feed and lay its eggs. Contact us at editors@timecomDwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been putting his Gridiron Gang skills to the test to help real-life prison inmates turn their lives around through a six-month boot camp program Johnson who is currently filming a documentary called Rock & a Hard Place that will take a look inside the program run by Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation Department honored the group of cadets at their graduation ceremony in Miami on Monday “Congratulations” Johnson told the graduates according to CBS Miami “We’re all very very proud of you” The actor also documented the event on his Instagram writing “Big day today… 6 months ago these youth offenders all faced prison time anywhere from 5yrs to life for a variety of crimes ranging from armed robbery to attempted murder In front of the judge on the day of their sentencing they accepted to be placed in an extremely hardcore one of kind bootcamp” He continued “I gave them my word on their first night that would be broken down in ways they never knew imaginable… but if they stuck with it and didn’t quit they’d be built back up to become better men” The graduation ceremony was also attended by the cadets’ families drill instructors and judges including Judge Jason Bloch who praised the program one of the most successful of its kind in the world by saying “Over 90 percent of the people who graduate from this program don’t come back into the system” Despite the program’s low recidivism rate Johnson said two of the cadets were sent back to prison after they allegedly “committed a crime” midway through boot camp The star expressed his disappointment by taking to Instagram to post a picture of himself standing outside prison cells with a caption that reads “I’d been following their progress over the past months and today was the day they WOULD’VE graduated and been free young men Now it’s done and they’re future is bleak” He ended on a positive note however adding “Like we talked about. "While I joke that my medieval history and philosophy degree prepared me not for the job market, "So . it continues until the nth hour in this electronic and digital world. Tip: Taking preventive measures as a young adult can make a huge difference in your wellbeing as you get older. I have remained heartbroken and deeply pained by the unfortunate incident. In preparation for the show.

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