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first_img4. Split, CroatiaThe seaside city of Split caters brilliantly for families. You’ll find plenty of good cafes, shops and restaurants inside Diocletian’s Palace, a large and incredibly well preserved roman ruin that’s winding streets and hidden courtyards make up the heart of the city. Split also has many gorgeous beaches such as Bačvice and Firule whose shallow waters make it a great spot for beach loving families. For an excellent family day-trip, take the ‘semi-submarine’ by which you can explore Split’s beautiful coastline from below the ocean. The underside of the boat is lit up so you can also go at night if you wish. RelatedTop 10 family holidays: best destinations for summer funFor mums and dads, the balmy days of summer often mean daunting weeks to fill with something to keep the wee ones entertained. Never fear: we’ve complied a list of the ten best destinations for guaranteed family fun this year. Enjoy!10 of the best family holidays on a budget for 2017If you’re looking for budget family holiday ideas, here are 10 cheap, child-friendly destinations that will make for a fantastic family trip. Keeping the cost of your flights down by choosing one of these short-haul holiday hotspots means that you’ll be able to spend more on ice cream (for them)…Skyscanner’s Family Holiday Summer SpecialsSkyscanner’s Family Holiday Summer Specials 5. Canary Islands, SpainThe Canary Islands boast beautiful beaches, plenty of family-friendly resorts and hotels, waterparks, museums and aquariums to keep the little ones entertained. And if you want to do something a little bit different, the islands have many gorgeous natural swimming pools that were formed by ancient lava that met the ocean. These brightly coloured pools such as Punta Mujeres in Lanzarote and La Fajana in La Palma are great for families as they are sheltered with plenty of space to run around. The islands also have great hiking routes such as Roque Nublo in Gran Canaria – this volcanic rock is not too steep, making it enjoyable for children (and adults!) of all ages. More: 10 of the world’s best beaches: in pictures13 things you don’t want to happen on a beach10 Mediterranean destinations you can’t missNeed inspiration? Discover top deals around the world with Skyscanner’s Everywhere search tool. Find the best flight bargains and get destination inspiration!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 3. Ajaccio, FranceAjaccio is the capital of Corsica and sits on the west coast of the island. Due to its proximity to the city centre and its good facilities, Plage de Ricanto is the most popular and busy beach, however there are many more secluded beaches and coves around the city. Ajaccio’s claim to fame is being the birth place of Napoleon and you can visit his home that is now a national museum. However, if you aren’t convinced that that’ll keep the kids occupied why not visit A Cupulatta, a Conservation Park that has over 170 species of tortoises and turtles. When it comes to holidays, it’s hard to find a destination that keeps everyone happy – especially if you are travelling with children. We reveal the five top beach holidays with the best attractions and facilities that will keep you and your family entertained.1. Lisbon, PortugalThe Portuguese have a reputation for being family-orientated and their capital is full of fun things to do for children and adults alike. Most tourist attractions offer half-price children’s tickets and under-5s go free on the city’s transport. The majority of family-friendly attractions are in Parque das Nações including the science museum and one of the world’s largest and best aquariums – Oceanário de Lisboa where visitors can walk around one large central tank and marvel at the schools of giant fish and sharks. There are also many beaches nearby so families can easily combine sightseeing and sandcastles. 2. Crete, GreeceThe island of Crete is one of Greece’s most popular destinations. Beaches such as Georgioupolis, Agia Galini and Elafonissi are well equipped for families with infants and have plenty of sports activities going on for older children. There are also several great waterparks on the island, the largest being Water City that is a colourful maze of slides and flumes. For a more cultured experience take a day-trip to the Palace of Knossos, that was supposedly home to the infamous Minotaur of Greek mythology.last_img read more

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first_imgCredit: ©Failte IrelandSaint Patrick’s CathedralA short stroll from the Iveagh Gardens is Dublin’s most famous and recognisable catholic cathedral, also known as The National Cathedral. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has been sitting at the heart of Dublin history for over 800 years, dating all the way back to 1191. This iconic place of worship has seen many famous faces pass through it from Jonathan Swift, the author of Gulliver’s Travels, to Cromwell, William of Orange and Queen Victoria, not forgetting Saint Patrick himself! There are five guided tours of the cathedral each day, starting at 10.30am with the last one taking place at 3.30pm, and cost just 6 euro per person. Credit: ©Tourism IrelandBad Bob’s, Temple BarTo finish your evening (or to get your night started) head back to Temple Bar to Bad Bob’s late bar and nightclub. The bar has recently been renovated and is popular thanks to its lively atmosphere and rooftop terrace. Open seven days a week and situated right in the middle of Temple Bar’s main thoroughfare, this bar is a great starting (or finishing) point for any night out in Dublin. If you’ve got time for one more drink then make sure you check out our list of the top bars and gig venues in Dublin. Credit: ©Brian Morrison/ Tourism IrelandCafe en SeineIf you’re looking for a very chic and classy venue to have dinner, while mingling with Dublin’s finest, Cafe en Seine is the place for you. Situated on Dublin’s Dawson street, home to many other popular late night hot-spots, this elegant bar and restaurant offers locally sourced food with a Parisian flair. Menu delights include brioche du poulet and perfectly cooked steak au poivre. Be sure to try out some of their signature cocktails which are mixed with delicious French champagne! Where to start your day in Dublin:The Pepper Pot CafeThey say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so if arriving in Dublin off an early morning flight, head straight for The Pepper Pot Cafe in the beautiful Powerscourt Townhouse, situated smack bang in the centre of Dublin. This quirky little cafe and tea house is sure to put a smile on your face and their creamy scrambled eggs with smoked salmon will set you up for a busy day of sightseeing. Credit: ©Rob Durston / Failte IrelandThe Old Library, Trinity CollegeOnce you’ve refueled on some beef and Guinness stew in Temple Bar, a visit to Dublin’s most famous tourist attraction should be up next. Trinity College was founded in 1592 and is Ireland’s oldest University and one of just seven ancient universities in the entire British Isles. Trinity College is home to the Book of Kells, the world’s most famous medieval manuscript, dating back to the ninth century and containing four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ. Admission to the old library, where the Book of Kells is located, costs 10 euro for adults but if you can find a Trinity student to give you the tour, you can get in for free! Credit: ©Tourism Ireland Merrion SquareMerrion Square is the perfect place to pass an hour in the late afternoon, especially if the sun is shining. In the heart of Georgian Dublin, the square has fine houses on three sides and the garden of Leinster House, home to the Irish parliament, on the fourth side. Many famous Irish figures have lived on this square over the years including Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker and Irish political leader Daniel O’Connell. The outside of the square is a popular spot for local artists to sell their paintings and it’s a great place to grab a bargain. Credit: ©Rob Durston / Failte IrelandIrish Design ShopForget the kitsch souvenir shops full of gaudy green t-shirts and leprechaun hats on O’Connell street, if you’re looking to buy some quality Irish crafts, the Irish Design Shop on Drury street is the place to go. Their teapot sets are particularly lovely and they also have some great Irish cookbooks, handmade wool scarves and unique prints featuring famous Dublin landmarks. Credit: ©Jonathan Hessian/ Tourism IrelandAn Evening in Dublin:Guinness StorehouseNo visit to Dublin would be complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, officially Ireland’s most visited attraction. The Gravity Bar at the top of of the storehouse offers 360 degree views of the Dublin skyline and is best visited just as the sun is setting. There is so much to see at the storehouse, and so many delicious pints to be drank in the home of the black stuff, that at least two hours should be given to your visit here. The storehouse is open seven days a week from 9.30am to 5pm and admission is 20 euro for adults. Credit: ©Tony Pleavin / Tourism IrelandSamuel Beckett BridgeDublin’s iconic bridge, the Samuel Beckett bridge is situated in a part of Dublin that has been almost completely regenerated over the past 10 years. The area is home to the Irish Financial Services Centre and Silicon Docks, a nickname given to the region south of the bridge and home to some of the top tech and internet companies in the world, including Facebook and Airbnb. The bridge is a spectacular piece of architecture and is Ireland’s only cable-stayed kind – you may just be lucky enough to watch it opening to let large boats pass through, although this is a very rare sight. Credit: ©Tony Pleavin/ Tourism Ireland Need more city break inspiration and information? Have a look at our other popular city guides:24 hours in Edinburgh video guideWhat to see and do in Edinburgh a day. From the hills to the museums, from all the food to the best nights out.12 restaurants in London you need to eat atGone are the days when people joked about bad British food. The UK capital is now one of the world’s leading gourmet hotspots, with everything from street food to triple Michelin-starred restaurants.Top 10 must-sees in AmsterdamPacked with top tips and recommendations, check out our guide to one of Holland’s most vibrant cities.A local’s guide to MalagaOur Malaga local shows us around and shares her inside tips for the popular summer sun destination.Written by Janet Newenham for Skyscanner.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Credit: ©Brian Morrison / Tourism IrelandAn afternoon in Dublin:Temple BarNeed a break from all that walking or just dying for your first pint of the black stuff? Besides being home to some of Dublin’s most lively pubs, Temple Bar has a lot more to offer than first meets the eye. There’s a weekly food market in Meeting House Square (a must-visit if you’re in Dublin on a Saturday), daily craft stalls on the main square, plenty of quirky vintage clothes stores and some excellent quality restaurants such as Elephant and Castle which serve up Irish specialties such as ‘Bangers and Mash’ as well as the best chicken wings in Dublin! As this place is often fully booked for dinner, avoid the queues and have an early lunch here instead. Credit: ©Rob Durston / Failte IrelandSt. Stephen’s GreenSt. Stephens’s Green, right at the top of Dublin’s bustling Grafton street, is the perfect place to start your self-guided walking tour of Dublin. This Victorian era public park is most peaceful place to stroll around the well-manicured gardens at ease, only stopping to take photos of James Joyces’ bust or the Famine Memorial and to feed the ducks that call this beautiful park their home. Credit: ©Tourism IrelandIveagh GardensJust around the corner from St Stephen’s Green is the Iveagh Gardens, complete with a stunning waterfall, a maze and numerous fountains and grottos. Opened in 1865, what makes this park so special is the fusion of French Formal and English landscape garden design and the fact that it’s always quiet and serene it thanks to its secluded location within the city centre. This park plays host to many concerts and festivals throughout the summer including the annual Taste of Dublin food festival which next year will be held from June 16th until the 19th. RelatedDublin: budget mini-guideDublin: budget mini-guideThe best hotels in Dublin for every budgetPlanning a city break to Dublin but haven’t booked your accommodation? Don’t panic, because we’ve rounded up the best options, whether you’re a backpacker on a budget or a fan of five-star luxury.7 things to do in Dublin for under a fiver7 places to make your stay in the capital of the Emerald Isle a bit more wallet-friendly.last_img read more

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first_img by Aron Heller, The Associated Press Posted Jan 11, 2018 11:14 am PDT Last Updated Jan 11, 2018 at 11:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email JERUSALEM – Acclaimed mentalist Lior Suchard appears to have met his match: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Suchard, who has wowed audiences around the world by guessing their secret bank PIN numbers or the names of their childhood crushes, went head to head with Netanyahu in front of a group of journalists, only to come up empty in an awkward duel with the seemingly inscrutable Israeli leader.In one of his famous routines, Suchard asks his guest to scribble a picture on a piece of paper, while Suchard stands across the stage and draws an identical image. But when he tried the game with Netanyahu on Wednesday night, Suchard was unable to match Netanyahu’s doodle: a Jewish candelabra with the words “Long Live the Jewish People” underneath.Suchard often speaks to his guests shortly before they appear on stage — something that Netanyahu refused to do. The Israeli leader, who has frustrated a string of world leaders with his tough stances on diplomatic issues, also drew his picture ahead of time — not during the exchange.“There’s no way you could have seen this because I just drew it,” Netanyahu said.“OK let’s negotiate,” Suchard replied.As the exchange continued, Suchard began to guess the PIN code of an audience member who said he was from Nigeria.“Lior, don’t run away from me,” Netanyahu said. “I don’t know what your connections are in Nigeria.”As Suchard made more small talk and continued to guess the Nigerian man’s PIN number, Netanyahu again said, “Don’t run away.”Netanyahu finally held up his drawing, Suchard looked and said, “I was completely wrong.” He refused to show his own drawing.“This was an Israeli deception campaign,” Netanyahu quipped.“This is how you influence people,” Suchard responded, as he correctly completed the other man’s PIN number.Netanyahu was meeting journalists after a difficult week, in which embarrassing recordings emerged of his eldest son frequenting strip clubs on a taxpayer-subsidized drunken night out with his friends in an official government car accompanied by a driver and bodyguard.Suchard told The Associated Press that he saw “a lot going on” in Netanyahu’s eyes during their 2-minute exchange.Suchard was discovered a decade ago by winning an Israeli reality show hosted by Uri Geller, the veteran mentalist known for his spoon-bending stunts. The 36-year-old Israeli has appeared on major American late-night shows and is a sought-after performer around the world.He claims his show is not magic, but rather an elaborate mix of mathematics, psychology and intuition. In this photo dated Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, Israeli mentalist Lior Suchard, right, gestures as he stands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the annual toast with the foreign media in Jerusalem. Suchard went head to head with Netanyahu in front of a group of journalists, only to come up empty in an awkward duel with the Israeli leader.(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov) center_img Israeli leader Netanyahu stumps acclaimed mentalistlast_img read more

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first_img FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2007, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. New documents show a top lawyer for the Trump Organization was involved in legal efforts to keep adult film star Daniels from talking about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump. The arbitration documents are signed by Trump Organization lawyer Jill A. Martin and list her address as that of Trump’s golf club in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File) by The Associated Press Posted Mar 14, 2018 6:58 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 16, 2018 at 6:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – New documents show a second lawyer with ties to President Donald Trump was involved in legal efforts to keep adult film star Stormy Daniels from talking about her alleged affair with Trump.Attorney Jill A. Martin signed the documents, which were filed Feb. 22 as part of confidential arbitration proceedings. She’s referenced in the filing as counsel for “EC LLC,” though the address she lists is that of Trump’s Los Angeles golf club.EC appears to be a reference to a company formed by Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to facilitate a $130,000 payment to silence Daniels in the closing days of the 2016 presidential campaign. Cohen has acknowledged making the payment, but said he was not reimbursed and denied the campaign and the Trump Organization were involved in the transaction.Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, confirmed the authenticity of the new documents to The Associated Press. The documents were first reported by CNN and the Wall Street Journal.Avenatti said the documents show that “contrary to Mr. Cohen’s representations, there is little to no difference between EC LLC and The Trump Organization/Donald Trump.”In a statement late Wednesday, the Trump Organization said Martin worked on the filing in her “individual capacity” and the company “has had no involvement in the matter.”The White House says Trump has denied the affair with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.Earlier this month, Clifford filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate her “hush agreement” because it was signed only by her and Cohen, but not Trump. She’s also offered to return the money she was paid for agreeing not to discuss the alleged relationship.Clifford alleges that she began an “intimate relationship” with Trump in 2006 and that it continued “well into the year 2007,” according to the lawsuit. She said the relationship included encounters in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and Beverly Hills, California.center_img Docs link Trump Org lawyer to effort to silence porn starlast_img read more

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first_img Aug. 5: Actress Loni Anderson is 73. Actress Erica Slezak (“One Life to Live”) is 72. Singer Rick Derringer is 71. Guitarist Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister is 63. Actress Maureen McCormick (“The Brady Bunch”) is 62. Guitarist Pat Smear of Foo Fighters is 59. Country fiddler Mark O’Connor is 57. Actor Mark Strong (“The Imitation Game”) is 55. Director James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) is 52. Actor Jonathan Silverman (“The Single Guy”) is 52. Country singer Terri Clark is 50. Cellist Eicca Toppinen of Apocalyptica is 43. Drummer Will Sellers of Old Dominion is 40. Actor Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 38. Actor Albert Tsai (“Dr. Ken”) is 14.Aug. 6: Actor-director Peter Bonerz is 80. Actress Louise Sorel (“Days of Our Lives”) is 78. Actress Catherine Hicks (“Seventh Heaven”) is 67. Singer Pat MacDonald of Timbuk 3 is 66. Actress Faith Prince is 61. Singer Randy DeBarge of DeBarge is 60. Actress Michelle Yeoh (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) is 56. Country singers Peggy and Patsy Lynn of The Lynns are 54. Actor Jeremy Ratchford (“Cold Case”) is 53. Country singer Lisa Stewart is 50. Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”) is 48. Actress Merrin Dungey (“Summerland,” ”Alias”) is 47. Singer Geri Halliwell Horner (Spice Girls) is 46. Actor Jason O’Mara (“Life on Mars”) is 46. Actress Vera Farmiga is 45. Actress Soleil Moon Frye (“Sabrina The Teenage Witch,” ”Punky Brewster”) is 42. Actress Melissa George (“Alias,” ”Grey’s Anatomy”) is 42. Singer Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes is 37. Actor Leslie Odom Jr. is 37. Bassist Eric Roberts of Gym Class Heroes is 34.Aug. 7: Actress Verna Bloom (“Animal House”) is 80. Humorist Garrison Keillor is 76. Singer B.J. Thomas is 76. Actor John Glover is 74. Actor David Rasche (“Sledge Hammer!”) is 74. Country singer Rodney Crowell is 68. Actor Wayne Knight is 63. Singer Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden is 60. Actor David Duchovny is 58. Actress Delane Matthews (“Dave’s World”) is 57. Actor Harold Perrineau (“Lost,” ”Oz”) is 55. Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts is 55. Country singer Raul Malo of The Mavericks is 53. Actor David Mann (“Madea” films) is 52. Actor Greg Serano (“Power”) is 46. Actress Charlize Theron is 43. Drummer Barry Kerch of Shinedown is 42. Actor Eric Johnson (“Fifty Shades Darker,” ”Smallville”) is 39.Aug. 8: Actress Nita Talbot is 88. Actor Dustin Hoffman is 81. Actress Connie Stevens is 80. Country singer Phil Balsley of The Statler Brothers is 79. Actor Larry Wilcox (“CHiPS”) is 71. Actor Keith Carradine is 69. Actor Donny Most (“Happy Days”) is 65. Keyboardist Dennis Drew of 10,000 Maniacs is 61. News anchor Deborah Norville is 60. Guitarist The Edge of U2 is 57. Drummer Rikki Rockett of Poison is 57. Rapper Kool Moe Dee is 56. Singer Scott Stapp of Creed is 45. Country singer Mark Wills is 45. Guitarist Tom Linton of Jimmy Eat World is 43. Singer J.C. Chasez of ‘N Sync is 42. Singer Drew Lachey of 98 Degrees is 42. Actress Tawny Cypress (“Heroes”) is 42. Singer Marsha Ambrosius (Floetry) is 41. Actress Lindsay Sloane (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) is 41. Actress Countess Vaughn (“The Parkers,” ”Moesha”) is 40. Actor Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”) is 38. Actress Meagan Good (“Think Like a Man”) is 37. Actress Jackie Cruz (“Orange Is the New Black”) is 34. Singer Shawn Mendes is 20. Actress Bebe Wood (“The Real O’Neals”) is 17.Aug. 9: Comedian David Steinberg is 76. Actor Sam Elliott is 74. Singer Barbara Mason is 71. Actress Melanie Griffith is 61. Actress Amanda Bearse (“Married…With Children”) is 60. Rapper Kurtis Blow is 59. “Today” co-host Hoda Kotb is 54. Actress Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”) is 50. Actor Eric Bana (“Star Trek,” ”The Hulk”) is 50. “Good Morning America” co-anchor Chris Cuomo is 48. Actor Thomas Lennon (new “The Odd Couple,” ”Reno 911!”) is 48. Bassist Arion Salazar (Third Eye Blind) is 48. Rapper Mack 10 is 47. Singer Juanes is 46. Actress Liz Vassey (“CSI,” ”All My Children”) is 46. Actor Kevin McKidd (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 45. Actress Ashley Johnson (“The Help”) is 35. Actress Anna Kendrick is 33.Aug. 10: Singer Ronnie Bennett Greenfield (Ronnie Spector) of The Ronettes is 75. Singer-flutist Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull is 71. Singer Patti Austin is 68. Actress Rosanna Arquette is 59. Actor Antonio Banderas is 58. Drummer Jon Farriss of INXS is 57. Actor Chris Caldovino (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 55. Singer Neneh Cherry is 54. Singer Aaron Hall of Guy is 54. Singer Lorraine Pearson of Five Star is 51. Singer Michael Bivins (Bell Biv Devoe, New Edition) is 50. Actress Angie Harmon is 46. Country singer Jennifer Hanson is 45. Singer Nikki Bratcher of Divine is 38. Actor Ryan Eggold (“The Blacklist: Redemption,” ”90210″) is 34. Actor Charley Koontz (“CSI: Cyber”) is 31. Actor Lucas Till (“Hannah Montana”) is 28.Aug. 11: Actress-TV personality Arlene Dahl (“What’s My Line?”) is 93. Songwriter Kenny Gamble of Gamble and Huff is 75. Bassist Jim Kale of the Guess Who is 75. Country singer John Conlee is 72. Singer Eric Carmen is 69. Wrestler-actor Hulk Hogan is 65. Singer Joe Jackson is 64. Actress Viola Davis is 53. Actress Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”) is 50. Actress Ashley Jensen (“Ugly Betty”) is 50. Guitarist Charlie Sexton is 50. Hip-hop artist Ali Shaheed Muhammad (Lucy Pearl, A Tribe Called Quest) is 48. Actor Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World”) is 42. Actor Rob Kerkovich (“NCIS: New Orleans”) is 39. Actor Chris Hemsworth is 35. Guitarist Heath Fogg of Alabama Shakes is 34. Singer J-Boog (B2K) is 33. Rapper Asher Roth is 33. Actress Alyson Stoner (“Cheaper By the Dozen,” ”Camp Rock”) is 25. by The Associated Press Posted Jul 30, 2018 9:46 am PDT Last Updated Jul 30, 2018 at 10:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 5-11last_img read more

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first_img by Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Press Posted Oct 17, 2018 4:29 am PDT Last Updated Oct 17, 2018 at 5:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Marty Mar, left, and Fern, right, of the Social Club Misfits, accept the Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year during the Dove Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Christian artist Tauren Wells won four awards including new artist and contemporary Christian artist of the year at the 49th annual Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards.Wells, who was the former lead singer for Christian rock group Royal Tailor, performed “Known” from his solo debut album, “Hills and Valleys,” during Thursday’s award show from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.Wells also won awards for pop/contemporary album of the year and also got an award for being a featured artist on the rap/hip hop recorded song of the year with Social Club Misfits.Wells accepted new artist of the year slightly out of breath, explaining that he had been backstage changing clothes when the award was announced and rushed to get to the stage without even knowing what award he had won.“I am so grateful – what award is this?” Wells said. “New artist of the year?! Woah!”Backstage after the show, Wells said that “Known” was about one of the God’s lessons for him about image.“While it’s great to pose for all these pictures and getting to hold all these trophies, this doesn’t matter as much as what is happening inside our hearts,” Wells said.Cory Asbury, a worship pastor in Kalamazoo, Michigan, rode the success of his No. 1 Christian single “Reckless Love” to three awards for song of the year, worship song of the year and worship album of the year. He said the song has connected to a lot of people through church services and on the radio.“I’ve been hearing crazy testimonies of people that say ‘I was suicidal and I was going to take my own life, and I heard this song and I felt the love of God for the first time,’” Asbury said. “Stories like that are why any of us do this.”Songwriter Colby Wedgeworth also won three awards, including songwriter of the year, non-artist, for working with Wells on the “Hills and Valleys” record and for co-writing the pop/contemporary recorded song of the year, “Old Church Choir.”Zach Williams won artist of the year and pop/contemporary recorded song of the year for his song “Old Church Choir,” and Tasha Cobb Leonard won gospel artist of the year and urban worship album.Rap duo Social Club Misfits from Florida won rap/hip hop recorded song of the year for their song “War Cry,” a song they wrote after the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.“We feel like anything that happens to our generation, we take it personally, so this song came from a place of just wanting to rally a generation,” said Martin Lorenzo Santiago, who goes by the stage name Marty, in the duo.The show featured a couple of cross genre collaborations, including pop singer Tori Kelly singing with Kirk Franklin and country group Rascal Flatts singing with Jason Crabb. The show will air October 21 on TBN.__Online:Homecenter_img Tauren Wells wins 4, including new artist, at Dove Awardslast_img read more

by Lynn Elber The Associated Press Posted Jan

first_img by Lynn Elber, The Associated Press Posted Jan 14, 2019 2:12 pm PDT LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Fallon is calling his “Tonight Show” episode taped in Puerto Rico a love letter to the island still in hurricane-recovery mode.The show airing Tuesday on NBC features a performance by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. He’s reprising his starring role in the U.S. territory for charity.Fallon tells The Associated Press he filmed a music video with Bad Bunny and “Tonight” house band The Roots in San Juan’s historic district and it includes marching bands and dancers.Jose Feliciano and Ozuna also are featured, and Fallon showcases island highlights and plays foodie with chef-activist Jose Andres.Fallon says the show is a celebration of Puerto Rico that aims to show the island is open for business with tourists.Lynn Elber, The Associated Press Jimmy Fallon: Puerto Rican episode a ‘love letter’ to islandcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img Audible.com bestsellers for week ending May 31:Fiction:1. More Bedtime Stories for Cynics by Kirsten Kearse, Gretchen Enders, Cirocco Dunlap, Aparna Nancherla & Matt Lieb, narrated by Nick Offerman, Patrick Stewart, Alia Shawkat, Ellen Page, Jane Lynch, Anjelica Huston, Mike Birbiglia, Rachel Dratch, Matt Walsh, Nicole Byer, Aparna Nancherla, Harry Goaz & Gary Anthony Williams (Audible Studios)2. The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon, narrated by Bryan Kennedy, Jessica Almasy, Josh Hurley, Cassandra Morris, Libby McKnight, Emily Bauer & Michael Crouch (Audible Studios)3. Evil Eye by Madhuri Shekar, narrated by Nick Choksi, Harsh Nayaar, Annapurna Sriram, Bernard White & Rita Wolf (Audible Studios)4. Black Crow, White Snow by Michael Livingston, narrated by Janina Edwards (Audible Studios)5. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, narrated by Cassandra Campbell (Penguin Audio)6. Alien III: An Audible Original Drama by William Gibson, narrated by Tom Alexander, Barbara Barnes, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Lorelei King, Laurel Lefkow & Keith Wickham (Audible Studios)7. A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1 by George R. R. Martin, narrated by Roy Dotrice (Random House Audio)8. Good Intentions by J. D. Trafford, narrated by Will Damron (Brilliance Audio)9. The Boy by Tami Hoag, narrated by Hillary Huber (Brilliance Audio)10. A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2 by George R. R. Martin, narrated by Roy Dotrice (Random House Audio)Nonfiction:1. The 3-Day Effect by Florence Williams, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)2. Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark, narrated by the authors (Macmillan Audio)3. The Mueller Report: The Findings of the Special Counsel Investigation by Robert S. Mueller III, Special Counsel’s Office U.S. Department of Justice, narrated by Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett & Victor Bevine (Audible Studios)4. The Wild Heart of Stevie Nicks by Rob Sheffield, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)5. Becoming by Michelle Obama, narrated by the author (Random House Audio)6. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover, narrated by Julia Whelan (Random House Audio)7. Unfu(asterisk)k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life by Gary John Bishop, narrated by the author (HarperAudio)8. Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins, narrated by the author & Adam Skolnick (Lioncrest Publishing)9. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb, narrated by Brittany Pressley (Audible Studios)10. Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown, narrated by the author (Random House Audio)—–The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Jun 5, 2019 6:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.comlast_img read more

Cineplex sticks by decision to screen antiabortio

first_imgCineplex sticks by decision to screen anti-abortion film ‘Unplanned’ A Cineplex theatre is seen Friday May 22, 2015 in Ottawa. Cineplex Inc. is partnering with technology company VRstudios Inc. to bring between 30 and 40 virtual reality installations to Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 8, 2019 2:34 pm PDT Last Updated Jul 8, 2019 at 3:03 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img TORONTO — Cineplex is further defending its decision to screen the anti-abortion film “Unplanned,” noting it was “a complicated one and it was not made easily or lightly.”Ellis Jacob, president and CEO of Cineplex, has released a statement that follows up comments the company made last week to The Canadian Press about the film’s release.The American drama, based on the true story of a Planned Parenthood clinic director in Texas who becomes an anti-abortion speaker, will screen in 14 Cineplex theatres in Canada for a week beginning Friday.It will also screen in 10 Landmark Cinemas as well as some independent theatres in Canada, after a U.S. release that stirred up intense debate on both sides of the issue.Jacob says showing controversial films on the big screen is not new to him, Cineplex or the industry as a whole, and he’s confident the company made the right decision.He adds it’s important to remember that Canada is a country that values freedom of expression, and that audiences can decide whether or not they want to see the film.“When I immigrated to Canada back in 1969, one of the things that I loved, and still love, the most about living here was that we didn’t shy away from our differences — we embrace them,” Jacob, who was born in India, said in the statement issued Monday.“Canada is a country that believes in and rallies behind freedom of expression, but that isn’t always an easy thing to do and it certainly doesn’t always make you popular.“In this instance many of us will have to set aside our own personal beliefs and remember that living in a country that censors content, opinions and points of view because they are different from our own is not a country that any of us want to live in.”Jacob also noted that the responsibility of determining whether content is appropriate for movie audiences and setting age parameters falls to provincial and territorial governments, through film classification boards.“I understand and can appreciate the concerns about the film, but it is up to each of us to decide whether or not we want to see it,” Jacob said.“In Canada, we have that option and I think it is an important thing to remember.”“Unplanned” is being distributed in Canada by Fredericton-based Cinedicom, which is run by BJ McKelvie, who is also a pastor.The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada has called the film “a dangerous piece of anti-abortion propaganda” that “could incite fanatics to commit acts of harassment or violence against clinics or doctors.”Jacob said Cineplex has received many phone calls and emails from Canadians on both sides of the conversation.Salmar Theatres in Salmon Arm, B.C., says it has cancelled a planned five-day screening of the film after staff received threats.And The Movie Mill in Lethbridge, Alta., is planning to beef up security for its “Unplanned” screenings after “a vocal negative opposition, who have indicated on multiple occasions boycotts and protests.”“In light of this, we are hiring additional security for the opening weekend just to err on caution,” Leonard Binning, president of The Movie Mill Inc., said in an email last week to The Canadian Press.“My young staff does not need to deal with any political fallout from showing movies — regardless of popular opinion.”Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

June 8 2003 PUBLIC RESTROOMS 4 Planning intern J

first_imgJune 8, 2003PUBLIC RESTROOMS 4: Planning intern Jorge Mata compresses the layer of aggregate surrounding the pipes In preparation for the concrete pour. [Photo & text: sa] Heating coils are layed out and the exposed pipes are wrapped in protective foam. [Photo & text: sa] With help of a lot of people the long pump hose was carried down from the third level to this location. The pour begins. [Photo & text: sa] Ron Chandler guides the pump hose at one end, while screeding commences at the other. This floor is difficult to finish, as it needs to gently slope towards the drains. [Photo & text: sa] Furious activity, in costume no less. The concrete pour continues in a third location, the footings for the solar panel installation behind theEast Crescent Complex. The report of that will post on 6/10. [Photo & text: sa] An elevated set of crossbeams gives access to the finishing crew. [Photo & text: sa] The floor is finished. Next step in this location will be the framing of the walls. To be continued. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

Hellenic Bank chairwoman Georgiadou stepping down

first_imgHellenic Bank chairwoman Irena Georgiadou said that she will step down from the position she has held since July 2014.Georgiadou, a former advisor to Finance Minister Harris Georgiades – to whom she is not related – revealed her decision to step down at the bank’s annual general meeting on Wednesday.In a subsequent telephone interview, she said that her decision was related to future professional plans she declined to disclose.“Being president was time consuming,” she said adding that she would remain member of the bank’s board. You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

President condemns Barcelona attack

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades on Thursday condemned the `heinous terrorism act` in Barcelona.`Condemning in the strongest terms the heinous terrorism act in #Barcelona. My sincere condolences to the government & people of #Spain` he wrote in his personal account on Twitter.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementTop Cardiologist: Throw Out All Your Gluten Now (Here’s Why)Gundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

No solution with Turkish guarantees and intervention rights

first_imgThere can be no solution with Turkish guarantees and intervention rights, nor with the permanent presence of Turkish troops, Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou reiterated on Saturday at the funeral of an identified missing person.Photiou was addressing the funeral of Kyriakos Aristodimou, who had been missing since 1974 and whose remains were recently found and identified.“We are aware of the difficulties, we know of the Turkish goals which have become more obvious than ever, since the recent conference in Crans-Montana, in Switzerland,” he said.According to data form the Office of the Greek Cypriot Representative, the CMP – Committee on Missing Persons founded to exhume, identify and return the remains of missing persons to their relatives – has so far identified 815 people, 622 Greek Cypriots and 193 Turkish Cypriots. Moreover, the Committee has identified the remains of 125 fallen soldiers.The Presidential Commissioner continued, noting that Turkey “insists on maintaining the anachronistic system of guarantees and of intervention rights of 1960, it insists in maintaining its troops for ever and it insists in its plans to control Cyprus as a whole so that it can have geostrategic and other benefits from the wider region.”Leaving behind any personal disagreements and everything which affected our historic path in an unacceptable manner, he stressed, “we should in a spirit of unity and consensus intensify our efforts in order to deal with the danger of our country’s occupied area becoming fully and finally Turkish.”Photiou also referred to the obligation Turkey has “to respond to the our side’s righteous demand which is also a demand of the European Court of Human Rights, that is to say to allow excavations to take part without restrictions in the so called military zones of the occupied areas.”Turkey, he added, should also allow access to the Turkish army’s archives where it is certain that information will be found on more cases of missing persons. He also said that it should provide evidence for the removal of remains from initial burial sites.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

November inflation reported at 03 Cystat says

first_imgConsumer prices rose an annual 0.3 per cent in November as the inflation rate accelerated from October’s 0.1 per cent after it was in the negative area in August and September, the statistical service said.The increase in consumer prices last month was mainly on more expensive vegetables, fuel, electricity and car repairs and maintenance, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Thursday. More affordable potatoes, cleaning and maintenance products, soft drinks and other goods and services partly offset the increase.In January to November, consumer prices rose 0.6 per cent compared to the respective period last year, Cystat said.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoMBA Degrees | Search AdsMBA Programs Online – See For YourselfMBA Degrees | Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Paphos home burgled

first_imgThieves broke into a Paphos residence on Wednesday evening and stole €1,200 in cash as well as jewellery of as yet unknown value.The alarm system of the house in Ha Potami sounded at 9.37am but the owner, who was not home at the time, said she thought it was a mistake.It appears the unknown perpetrators entered the building from a balcony door which was not locked.Police collected various items from the scene to facilitate investigations which are expected to continue on Thursday. You May LikeRIGInside The 10 Most Incredible NFL HousesRIGUndoMobility Scooters | Sponosred LinksNew Mobility Scooters are Powerful and AffordableMobility Scooters | Sponosred LinksUndoHealth & Human ResearchUse a Banana Peel This Way, See What Happens to Your BodyHealth & Human ResearchUndo Films and food at RialtoUndoBrazil prison riot kills 52, with 16 decapitatedUndoHouse rejects presidential veto over repossession lawUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Cybc unions protest ad ban on state broadcaster

first_imgBy Evie AndreouALL CYBC employee unions on Thursday expressed their opposition to a cabinet decision banning the public broadcaster from airing ads as of next year and want to have it reversed.In a joint statement, unions Evrik, Sytirik, Sidikek-Peo and the managerial personnel’s Sydipro, said they would “take every measure to ensure that the state broadcaster is able to provide full information to citizens.”The unions called for dialogue with Cybc’s board of directors with the sole aim of reaching a sound basis for the broadcaster’s economic independence. They also said they would seek meetings with state officials.They also called on the board of directors to submit Cybc’s budget for 2019 based on the law as it has been up to now, with advertisements.“The standing position of all unions but also of the Cybc was and will continue to be, that the advertising of products and services provide information to citizens as consumers and as such it is part of the role and mission of the public broadcasting service,” they said.Securing advertisements, they said, was also a motive for the production of competitive programmes.They also said that advertisements secure funds for the operation of the state broadcaster thus lightening the burden that falls on the shoulders of the taxpayer.The council of ministers decided earlier in the month to ban Cybc from airing paid advertising spots and engaging in telemarketing and approved an increase of the government grant in the organisation’s 2019 budget to offset the loss of revenue from advertising.The decision to ban commercial advertising on Cybc was on the grounds that public radio and television should not operate in competition to other channels. This exempts barter agreements, prizes, sponsorships and product placement as well as web-based advertisements.The broadcaster’s board of directors is said that have agreed to go ahead with an advertising-free model in exchange of the additional grant.  You May LikeXoRead7 Best Foods to Cure Low Blood Pressure Naturally!XoReadUndoWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader?Warped SpeedUndoRealtor.comWhen Is the Best Time to Sell Your House? 5 Factors to ConsiderRealtor.comUndo Data is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoFilm review: Child’s Play ***UndoHigh temperatures increase risk of firesUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Tourism revenues up but spending per person down

first_imgTourism brought in a revenue of €428.2m in August this year, recording an increase of 1.1 per cent compared to August 2017, which generated €423.6m, the statistical service said on Friday.A larger increase of 2.4 per cent in tourism revenue was recorded in the first eight months of 2018 compared to the corresponding months of the previous year.Specifically, for the period of January-August 2018 tourism revenue was an estimated €1,889.7m, while the corresponding period of last year raised a revenue of €1,845.7m.The expenditure per person for August 2018 recorded a decrease of 1 per cent, as it reached €800.65 compared to €809.01 in the corresponding month of the previous year.The expenditure per person/per day for August 2018 compared to August 2017 also recorded a decrease of 1 per cent, as it fell from €78.54 to €77.73.The average length of stay remained the same as last year, at 10.3 days.Declining expenditures per person were also recorded for the period January-August 2018, which fell by 5.2 per cent compared to the same months last year. In the first eight months of 2018, each person spent €694.85 compared to the €733.03 spent in the corresponding period of the previous year.Similarly, during the same period, expenditure per person/per day fell by 3.1 per cent, from €77.98 in 2017 to €75.53 in 2018.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoEditorChoice.comIf You Have Any Of These 20 Toys Around, You Just Became RichEditorChoice.comUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Torrential rain filling reservoirs but public pays a price

first_imgTorrential rain across the island on Tuesday and Wednesday has caused short-term havoc but is filling the reservoirs with much needed water.By Wednesday night, the reservoirs reached record levels for Cyprus, as they stood at 40.5 per cent full, compared with a little over 31 per cent on Tuesday morning.“We expect them to soon reach 50 per cent,” Phaedros Roussos from the water development department said. “The last time we had so much rain in a day was 30 years ago, in 1989.”Four reservoirs overflowed in Paphos, in addition to the Klirou reservoir in Nicosia.By 5pm, three reservoirs in the Paphos district had overflown: the Mavrokolympos reservoir with water capacity 2.18 million cubic metres, the Argaka reservoir which can hold 990,000 cubic metres of water, and the Pomos reservoir which can hold 860,000 cubic metres of water.Later on Wednesday, the Arminou reservoir with a capacity of 4.3 million cubic metres of water overflowed, with the village’s mayor Andreas Petrou noting that the reservoir has not overflowed since 2012.In the coming days, the Ayia Marina Chrysochous reservoir, as well as the massive Germasogeia reservoir in Limassol which can hold 13.5 million cubic metres of water, are expected to overflow.Despite the influx of water into Cyprus’ reservoirs, the Nicosia and Larnaca water boards warned of possible water cuts after heavy sea storms damaged their desalination plants leaving them out of order and with very low stocks of desalinated water.Despite the good news about the reservoirs, the heavy rain came with a price, causing power cuts, overflowing rivers, flooded dwellings, and other damage to property.Roads turned into rivers across the island. The Pedieos river in Nicosia overflowed, causing a number of roads to close at various heights of the river.The Xeros and Dhiarizos rivers also overflowed in Paphos, damaging dozens of roads and properties.Heavy rain and hail were severely restricting visibility on the Limassol to Paphos motorway on Wednesday afternoon.The fire service reported over 80 calls for assistance across the island during the night and more than 20 during the day, including fallen trees and flooded dwellings. No serious injuries were reported.Most incidents were reported in Limassol, which was buffeted by strong winds overnight. Fire service spokesman Andreas Kettis said crews responded to 37 calls, 13 concerning fallen trees on public roads. In some cases, the trees landed on cars causing damage but no injuries.Seventeen other incidents concerned flooded dwellings while six drivers stranded in flooded roads had to be rescued, Kettis said.Fire service crews also removed metal sheets lifted from a roof by the gusts.Electricity company (EAC) crews were working throughout the night to restore power to areas affected by cuts as a result of the weather.In Limassol, EAC said there were 10 cases, including two where the electricity poles ended up in ravines during rock slides. A transformer was also removed by the wind and thrown in a ravine.EAC spokeswoman Christina Papadopoulou asked the public to be patient as crews were working under difficult conditions to restore service.The Limassol district administration had 30 crews out on Wednesday cleaning roads from fallen trees, rocks, and mud. Municipal crews were also out trying to restore the damage.Schools in Agros, Lemithou, and Kampos remained closed on Wednesday because of the weather conditions.All roads leading to Troodos, from Karvounas, Platres and Prodromos and many others in the other districts were closed.Larnaca and Famagusta were also affected but to a lesser extent.Early on Wednesday, there was a power cut in Aradippou and Kiti.Police have warned drivers to heed the warning sign and urged them not to try to drive through rivers as in many places the water is higher than one metre.On Thursday and Friday, the weather will be mostly clear. Temperatures will gradually rise.On Saturday, some snow might fall on the higher peaks of Troodos.  Water flows over Nata bridge in the Paphos district on Wednesday morning (Susan Griffiths)You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoNovelodgeThe One WD40 Trick Everyone Should Know AboutNovelodgeUndo Three arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

CCB audit hampered findings possibly flawed auditor says

first_imgAuditing the Central Co-operative Bank (CCB) was exceptionally difficult because the audit service’s access was restricted and there was a possibility that its findings would be flawed, auditor-general Odysseas Michaelides said on Tuesday.“Our audit of the CCB was conducted with exceptional difficulty since, instead of having unlimited access to the minutes of various committees and the files regarding various tenders, the CCB insisted in an ‘ask and receive’ procedure,” a written statement said.During the audit, the service asked for data regarding a particular matter and the CCB decided which information was relevant before handing it over.The auditor said the process did not meet the principles of unrestricted access to information that should be afforded to the service.This would affect the criterion of completeness of the information, the auditor said.“Consequently, as the audit service, we maintain our reservations as to the completeness of the information given to us by the CCB,” he added.In one case, the auditors accidentally found out that the minutes from one committee were not complete, raising the possibility of more such cases, the statement said.“This could have affected our findings,” the auditor said.In September, Michaelides accused the finance ministry of obstructing his work after the permanent secretary issued a circular asking staff to monitor audit service officials carrying out checks at the ministry.The matter emerged when auditors tried to access files relating to the CCB and the government’s intention to offer free shares to its customers.Michaelides, who repeatedly clashed with the finance minister in the past over the co-op, said the government’s decision to donate CCB stock was unconstitutional and illegal.The audit-service’s findings will be published on June 1, 2018.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoSmart Tips DailySeniors With No Life Insurance May Get A $250,000 Policy If They Do ThisSmart Tips DailyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Action needed on environmental impact on childrens health says minister

first_imgChildren have the right to grow up away from environmental hazards, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said on Monday.“The relationship between the environment and health is close and complex, especially when it comes to the subject of exposure of children to non-ionising electromagnetic radiation,” he said at a press conference for the campaign ‘Using technology while protecting children’s health’.Concerns about the effect environmental changes may have on the health of the population are now emerging, the minister said.These concerns have led to an interest in a deeper exploration of potential threats stemming from environmental degradation, climate change and other influences.The results of research on electromagnetic fields and other negative environmental phenomena demonstrate that exposure has a harmful effect on physical and mental health and this is no longer an assumption, he added.The World Health Organisation has included non-ionising radiation as a potential cause of cancer, and that is why prevention and reducing electromagnetic radiation are the only ways to protect children.“The decision of the Council of Ministers in 2004 to set up the national committee on children’s environment and health was the result of recognising the need for action,” he said.The health ministry provides practical support and makes use of the expertise of the committee members to shape policies contributing towards the protection of children’s health.In her speech at the event, Environment Commissioner Ioanna Panayiotou said her office decided to actively contribute to the information campaign on the reduction of children’s exposure to non-ionising radiation.The commission believes it is important to raise awareness regarding the need to drastically reduce the exposure of children to the radiation, especially at home and at school where children spend between 60 and 90 per cent of their time.She reported that children are exposed daily to non-ionising electromagnetic radiation emitted by everyday wireless devices connected to mobile networks and Wi-Fi access points such as mobile phones, tablets and other wireless appliances.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoDirectExposeWorld’s First Surviving Octuplets Are All Grown Up. Look At Them 9 Years LaterDirectExposeUndoHealthCentral.com7 Sneaky Signs of Lung CancerHealthCentral.comUndo A new way of doing businessUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more