Mumbai: Anurag Kashyap says he gets undue attention for simply backing a film as a cinephile and the director admits there is a mythology around his name which makes him uncomfortable. Citing the example of the Hindi version of “Game Over” which he presented, the filmmaker said if he likes someone’s work, he will promote it in “any capacity”. “I’ll do that because I love the film. I genuinely feel there’s a lot of mythology around me among cinephiles and filmmakers. I feel a lot of times, I get undue credit, especially when I’m producing a first-time filmmaker’s work. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography “People think I must’ve made it. Which is not true because I don’t go on the set of a film I produce. I don’t do these things,” Kashyap told PTI in an interview. Pointing out that his biggest hit, “Gangs of Wasseypur” series earned Rs 50 crore, Kashyap said there are debutant filmmakers who have done better. When pointed out that his contribution is not viewed in terms of box office but for pushing the boundaries of Hindi cinema, Kashyap said he would much rather be anonymous. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot “So why do I get the attention? I’ve never been comfortable with it. Any photographer will tell you I can’t pose. I can talk if we are engaged in a conversation. If I had my way, I would’ve changed my name, my face. I wonder why can’t I simply walk down the street and be myself? Many times I feel ‘Anurag Kashyap’ is somebody else. The director said when people tell him that they inspired by his journey, he doesn’t have the right response and when they say they have seen his films, he has only one question to ask: “Did you see it online or in theatres? I don’t want to know more.” Kashyap said he never much cared for credit as long as the work he has created is not tampered with. “I only cared to put my work out there because it led me to my next work. I’ve reached a stage where I finish my work and move on to the next. I leave my release to the producers, distributors. “I don’t even sit on my own posters or trailers. I like making my film. I don’t like anyone to touch my film. It should release the way I’ve edited it. I just don’t want my film or me to be violated. That’s it.”
Mr. Roed-Larsen, the UN Special Co-ordinator, held separate meetings with Lebanese President Emile Lahoud, Speaker of the Parliament Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and Foreign Minister Jean Obeid.Afterwards, he reiterated Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s statement on behalf of the Quartet – the UN, European Union, Russian Federation and United States – concerning the importance of including Syria and Lebanon in the current process, which is essential for the Road Map’s goal of building a comprehensive peace in the Middle East.Following their meeting Sunday on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan, the Quartet members issued a statement hailing positive developments in the peace process and urging further efforts by both Israel and the Palestinian authorities to consolidate the gains achieved so far.The Quartet also hailed the appointment of Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas and the “strong start he and his Government have made in difficult circumstances,” as well as the acceptance by both sides of the Road Map which envisages, in 2005, two States – Israel and Palestine – living side by side in peace and security.Today, Mr. Roed-Larsen also noted his satisfaction with the current calm along the so-called Blue Line in southern Lebanon while emphasizing that the Lebanese army needs to further deploy forces in the south. He expressed concern about the recent increase in Israeli overflights of Lebanese territory.
Most actively traded companies on the TSX Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,618.97, up 69.37 points):ECN Capital Corp. (TSX:ECN). Financial Services. Down seven cents, or 2.22 per cent, to $3.09 on 6.8-million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up 13 cents, or 2.70 per cent, to $4.95 on 6.2-million shares.Jaguar Mining Inc. (TSX:JAG). Miner. Up five cents, or 7.14 per cent, to 75 cents on 6.1-million shares.Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX:IVN). Miner. Up 17 cents, or 7.80 per cent, to $2.35 on 5.7-million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 18 cents, or 6.14 per cent, to $3.11 on 5.6-million shares.Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B). Miner. Up 47 cents, or 1.94 per cent, to $24.74 on 5.5-million shares.Companies reporting major news:WSP Global Inc. Engineering and construction. Up 55 cents, or 1.35 per cent, to $41.28 on 127,170 shares. Montreal-based WSP Global Inc. is buying a U.K.-based engineering consulting firm with expertise in public transportation and infrastructure, including intelligent systems for managing road traffic. WSP says it will pay the equivalent of C$120.4 million (75 million pounds) to purchase Mouchel Consulting, which employs about 2,000 people — mostly in the United Kingdom and Ireland. by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 12, 2016 2:48 pm MDT Last Updated Oct 12, 2016 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Shelby Lum / Photo editorUrban Meyer once recruited for the Florida Gators as their head football coach, but now that he holds the same position for Ohio State, he is recruiting against them. Earlier this year, the Buckeyes reported a possible recruiting violation by one of Meyer’s former coaches at Florida, according to multiple reports.Fox’s Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis first reported Wednesday morning that OSU reported Florida running backs coach Brian White for an alleged secondary violation in the recruitment of Curtis Samuel, a running back/defensive back recruit from Brooklyn, N.Y. The reported violation was described as a “bump” violation, which refers to prohibited contact between a coach and a player during a designated period of non-contact on the recruiting calendar.There are conflicting reports on Meyer’s knowledge of the situation. Meyer denied that he was involved in reporting the allegation in a text message to multiple media outlets. However, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported that a source told him that “Urban was aware of it and he endorsed it.”“It is absolutely not true that I turned in the University of Florida,” Meyer said in the text message, according to the Gainesville Sun. “Weeks after, I learned our compliance guy (without any coach involvement) forwarded an article to the conference office. This is standard procedure. Once again, zero coach involvement.”’An OSU athletics spokesman did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment.Florida was cleared of any wrongdoing from the accusation by the NCAA and SEC, according to multiple reports.This was not the first time under Meyer’s tenure that OSU reported a possible violation by Florida’s staff, according the Gainesville Sun. The Buckeyes reported a possible violation by Florida in the recruitment of defensive end Jordan Sherit last year. The Gators were also cleared of wrongdoing in that case, and Sherit ended up signing with Florida.Samuel is rated as a four-star recruit by multiple major recruiting services, including ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports (Scout gives Samuel three stars). He narrowed his list to five schools in May — including Ohio State but eliminating Florida — according to the New York Daily News. Samuel is also considering Alabama, Miami (Fla.), Notre Dame and Rutgers.White was hired by Florida in 2009, and served as the Gators’ tight ends and fullbacks coach on Meyer’s staff for two seasons. He has remained with the Gators as their running backs coach since Meyer’s departure from Florida.
GARDAÍ HAVE APPEALED for witnesses to a serious single vehicle collision in Donegal.A car collided with traffic signs and a telephone pole on the Derry Road at Drumnahoagh, Letterkenny at 12.50am yesterday morning.The driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was seriously injured in the collision.The car was a silver BMW 3 Series with an 02-DL registration.Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have travelled on the road or observed the car prior to the collision to contact them at Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 9167100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or at any Garda Station.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Church cantor for the Greek Orthodox Community in Christchurch, Peter Pavlides, has lost his home after it sank and collapsed following last week’s earthquake in New Zealand. President of the Greek Orthodox Community in Christchurch, Panayiotis Halloumis, told Neos Kosmos the elderly Mr Pavlides and his wife, who live at the foot of the Cashmere hills, south of Christchurch, evacuated their house during the 7.1 magnitude quake, which was the most damaging to hit a New Zealand city since 1931.“Their house sank on one side and then collapsed entirely; it didn’t happen in one go,” Mr Halloumis said, adding that the neighbour’s house also suffered the same fate. Mr Pavlides and his wife have been temporarily located to a new flat, Mr Halloumis said.Mr Halloumis, said the Greek Orthodox Church, located in St Albans, north of Christchurch, did not suffer any structural damages from the September 4 disaster, but the glass in front of one of the church’s icons smashed during the quake. Members of the Greek community within the area escaped the quake with minimal damage he said. “We had some chimneys come down but everyone is fine”. Owner of Santorini Greek Ouzeri Restaurant, in Christchurch’s central city, Theo Kerdemelidis, told Neos Kosmos his business was lucky to escape relatively unscathed. “Some of the other restaurants have caved in entirely, we only had one glass break,” Mr Kerdemelidis said, adding that alcohol bottles in his restaurant survived the quake by landing on bar straws.At least 100,000 of the 160,000 houses in the city and surrounding districts were damaged and more than 200 of 678 buildings in the central business district remain too badly wrecked for workers to re- enter them. While Mr Kerdemelidis’ restaurant premises suffered no damage to its infrastructure, he said reservations for last Saturday night (September 4) dropped from 157 to zero following the quake earlier that morning. “We’ve been given the green label from building inspectors, we re-opened on Tuesday but the city’s like a ghost town,” he said. “People are nervous about coming here now…at the moment we are reconfirming the bookings for this weekend coming up, as the numbers are also dropping with people still afraid of another major shake in the city”. Mr Kerdemelidis, who lives in North Beach (Waimairi Beach), New Brighton, was at home sleeping when the quake struck at 4:35am. “Being so close to the water, we were initially worried about a tsunami, so we went to my Aunty’s house further inland and waited there for a tsunami warning,” he said. Aftershocks continue in the wake of the quake, Mr Kerdemelidis said. “We just had another jolt 20 minutes ago, so the aftershocks are continuing…we’re getting tremors everyday and they’re quite strong, like half the strength of the earthquake,” he said. While his own home was not damaged Mr Kerdemelidis said lots of chimneys had fallen from houses.“There were lots of close calls, like people who got out of their houses and then a second later a wall came down in the place they would have been,” he said.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 28, 2017 – Nassau – A 2014 law is now being enforced and it means that all not for profit organizations have to turn in financial records, this includes churches. So far, the Church has come out strongly against the demand by the Registrar for every organization which falls into this category to comply.In a statement, the Registrar says, “This review of all non-profits on the Registry is also important to ensure that we are in compliance with our international obligations; preventing the potential use of non-profits in The Bahamas as vehicles for international criminal activity, and protecting our financial industry which is vital to our national development.” Still, The Bahamas Christian Council is saying the government is going too far in requesting the information which is due in 14 days.“The church has to work with the state but the church will not allow the state to dictate what the church will do,” Bishop Delton Fernander told media, “In this case, it’s clearly crossing the line. Usually the state is able to ask for financial records when it takes state funding. If you do not take state funding I don’t see how the state should be asking for financial records.”But Bahamas law does allow it and demand it, “ … the Registrar General is exercising its supervisory and enforcement authority to monitor and regulate non-profit organizations pursuant to Regulation 4 of the Regulations.”#MagneticMediaNews#churchesmadetoopentheirbooks#BishopDeltonFernander Related Items:#BishopDeltonFernander, #churchesmadetoopentheirbooks, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Lenovo adds more graphics performance, HDR displays to Legion laptops Tags CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. CES 2019: What tech to expect See all the best laptops from CES 2019 40 Photos At CES 2019, graphics chip maker Nvidia announced a slew of new gaming laptops would be coming with mobile versions of its 2060, 2070 and 2080 GeForce RTX graphics cards. That list includes the new Lenovo’s Legion Y740 and Y540. Last year’s Y730 and Y530 laptops were two of my favorite mainstream gaming laptops for their smart and subtle designs (for gaming PCs, at least) and good performance for the money. The designs stay the same between these generations, but you will find the new GPUs as well as updated display options, which was one of the few weak spots with their predecessors. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Available in both 15- and 17-inch sizes, the Legion Y740 will have GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2070 Max-Q or GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics options, while the 15-inch Y530 will have only the GeForce RTX 2060. The Max-Q processors allow for thinner laptops, though they are less powerful than the regular versions. As for their displays, the higher-end Y730 will come with a 144Hz full HD with G-Sync support allowing for smoother gaming performance with fewer artifacts, but you’ll have the options for a Dolby Vision HDR 400 500-nit display. The Y540 gets a more typical 60Hz full HD display with the option for a 144Hz version with Dolby Vision HDR. Prices for the Y740 will start at $1,750 for the 15-inch and $1,950 for the 17-inch and will be available in February. The 15-inch Y540 arrives later in May starting at $930. Those prices convert to approximately £1,370 and AU$2,450 and £1,530 and AU$2,730 for the Y740 and £730 and AU$1,300 for the Y540. 1:44 0 12 Photos Laptops CES 2019 Post a comment Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Having the latest gaming hardware should help keep Lenovo competitive in what’s become a crowded market due in part to Nvidia’s laptop graphics chips. Although business system continues to be a big driver of global PC sales, gaming PCs along with premium laptops and Chromebooks are helping grow the overall market. Lenovo also announced several gaming accessories designed with the same product design ID as the current Legion lineup. A mechanical keyboard, gaming mouse, two gaming monitors including a curved super-wide 43.4-inch model and two gaming headsets will be available. A Lenovo spokesman at CES said the goal was to give entry-level gamers better accessory options at a better value. CES Products Lenovo Nvidia
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioAmerican Indian, Alaska Native Children Suffering High Rates Of PTSD Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCAmerican Indian and Alaska Native children see so much violence in their homes and communities that they suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at triple the rate of the general population, akin to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. That’s one of the starting points of a new federal task force report on indigenous children and their exposure to violence.BOEM Drafting Environmental Impact Statement For Proposed Cook Inlet Oil, Gas Lease Sale Quinton Chandler, KBBI – HomerThe Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is in the process of drafting an Environmental Impact Statement on a proposed Cook Inlet Oil and Gas Lease Sale. It’s could open up the federally-managed waters of Cook Inlet to oil and gas exploration. BOEM held a series of public scoping meetings on the Kenai Peninsula last week.Heavy Lift Ship Prepares To Tow Drilling Rig Endeavour To South Africa Quinton Chandler, KBBI – HomerA heavy lift ship dropped anchor in Kachemak Bay last Tuesday. The Zen Hua 15 is making preparations to tow offshore drilling rig Endeavour Spirit of Independence to South Africa.State Releases Plan To Improve Fairbanks Air Quality Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe state has released a long in the works plan for improving Fairbanks air quality. The community regularly falls short of federal fine particulate pollution standards in the winter, but many residents rely on wood burning for heat. There’s opposition to any sort of burn ban, and that’s not part of the plan.Employee Complaints, Tests Flag Air Quality In State-Leased Office Building Lisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauAir quality testing shows high levels of carbon dioxide and dust in Juneau’s Bill Ray Center, an office building the state is leasing for about 160 employees. For more than a month, the state has fielded complaints from employees about headaches and diesel fumes.Mine Critics Target Investors, Government Officials Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauTransboundary mine opponents are trying a new tactic in their opposition to a project northwest of Ketchikan. They’re telling investors, and anyone else who will listen, that the KSM mine is a bad place to put their money.Kuskokwim 300 to Run as 12-Dog Race Ben Matheson, KYUK – BethelThe Kuskowkim 300 Sled Dog race is now a 12-dog event. The race committee decided this fall to lower the dog limit from 14 to 12.Anchorage Museum Trying New Ways To Recruit New Museum Buffs Zachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageAs cultural institutions across the country struggle to stay relevant in a changing financial landscape, many are testing new ways to raise funds and expand membership. The Anchorage museum is trying to recruit the next wave of museum buffs in some unconventional ways.
Stay on target ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Teases Troubled Patrick StewartHow Designers Achieved the Sci-Fi Sound Magic of ‘The Orville’ If you needed concrete proof that Michael Burnham and Spock were raised by the same people, look no further. Just as Spock will do one day when he’s a much older Vulcan, Burnham just about killed herself to save the galaxy. The whole family really has a flair for the dramatic. The only difference is we didn’t have to wait two years and a whole movie to see her come back. The end of this episode had a very different, surprising, and exhausting twist in mind.This episode packed a ton of answers into its runtime. Some of them to questions I was sure we wouldn’t get to until the end of the season. Considering this episode was basically one big info-dump after another, I’m glad we got that much. This episode takes its entire runtime to get anywhere near where it’s going, and just barely makes it before the end credits. This was an episode about preparing to do a thing, and then doing it in the last few minutes. We don’t get to see the effects of doing the thing until next week. Yeah, this wasn’t one of my favorites.Anson Mount as Captain Pike; Jayne Brook as Admiral Cornwell; Ethan Peck as Spock (Photo Credit: Michael Gibson/CBS)It started out well enough. The opening of the episode is still coasting on the good will of last week’s focus on Airiam. The funeral scene that starts the episode its its most emotionally powerful moment. They did such a good job of fleshing out Airiam’s character last week, that these stories of her resonate. Even still, I wish we knew her half as well as her crewmates did. She sounds like an awesome character, it’s a shame we never got to see any of these moments happen. Stamets’ story of her talking about how much her husband meant to her is especially heartbreaking, seeing how it affects both him and Culber.But after a gorgeous image of Airiam’s body being launched into space, it’s time to get back to business. What is that Project Daedalus thing Airiam mentioned before her death? Who is the Red angel? Well, we get an answer to that right away. It turns out Project Daedalus was a hidden file recovered from Airiam’s memory bank, purportedly revealing the identity of the Red Angel: It’s Michael Burnham. That certainly explains why it’s been leading the Discovery to places where lives need to be saved. It also raises the question of whether or not future-Burnham has a motivation other than helping people. Often, the Discovery has come away from these encounters better for having interfered. They now have Jet Reno on board. Saru is no longer ruled by his fear. I’m going to bet those elements will be very important when it comes to saving existence from the malevolent A.I. out to destroy it.Michelle Yeoh as Georgiou; Sonequa Martin-Green (Photo Credit: Michael Gibson/CBS)The episode also spends a bit of time clarifying just what the Discovery was up against last week. It was an A.I. from the future that has a habit of hitching a ride with the Red Angel whenever she appears. They rid the present of it temporarily when they shut down Control last week, but Starfleet is still vulnerable. Section 31 is here too, and they want to know what got into their system and how to stop it. Also, Spock, Burnham and the crew of the Discovery have been exonerated. So that’s nice. For now, Section 31 and the Discovery are all working together. I guess we’re looking past that whole scrambling Spock’s brain thing.It becomes clear to everyone that the only way forward is to capture the Angel and ask her some questions. That’s going to take some doing. Severing her anchor back to the future and closing the wormhole before the A.I. can come through will require a lot of energy. More than the Discovery can provide. With Philippa Georgiou’s help, they remember a planet containing deposits of an element that will provide all the energy they need.Shazad Latif as Tyler; Sonequa Martin-Green as Burnham Shazad (Photo Credit: Ben Mark Holzberg/CBS)Meanwhile, Section 31’s presence aboard the ship means Burnham gets some long-awaited answers about her past. Her parents didn’t just happen to be in the wrong place during a Klingon attack. They were scientists tasked by Section 31 to research time travel. They developed the suit the Red Angel wears and found the time crystal that powers it. They died when the Klingons attacked and tried to steal it. That definitely makes things interesting. Though the Angel might be from the future, the technology for time travel exists in secret right now. Spock finally decides Burnham’s had enough of his sniping at her every moment. He finds her processing all that information, and the two make up. For what it’s worth to her, he forgives Burnham for hurting him as a child. It’s a sweet moment that makes me feel good about all his snide comments towards her. Logical being or not, he’s still a younger brother. He teases her every chance he gets. This is honestly the first time I really believe their relationship. I want more moments like that in the future.Spock also reveals that he’s figured out a pattern for the angel’s appearances. The Angel appears when Burnham is in danger. If the Angel really is Burnham, she wants to avoid a grandfather paradox. She has to save her past self from death so she can exist in the future. They don’t have to follow the signals and hope the Angel appears. They can just nearly kill Burnham, and have her future self run to the rescue. The show ignores a giant hole in the plan. If Burnham is privy to the plan, her future self would be too. She might then avoid coming back, knowing the Discovery crew will revive her if things go wrong. It turns out not to matter, but it is weird that no one ever brings that up for the entire episode.Anthony Rapp as Stamets; Wilson Cruz as Culber (Photo Credit: Michael Gibson/CBS)Things finally get exciting in the episode’s final 10 minutes. They strap Burnham to a chair on the planet with an unbreathable atmosphere. As she starts to suffocate, Georgiou wants to pull her out. Pike even orders her to, but they can’t. Spock holds them at phaser point until the job is done. It’s a welcome bit of excitement in an episode that didn’t have much. As Burnham is close to death, the Red Angel shows up and saves her. The ship is able to trap the Red Angel, but has trouble closing the wormhole. They succeed, but possibly not before the A.I. gets through too. As Leland tries to figure out what’s taking so long, a needle emerges from his viewfinder, piercing him through the eye. That’s all we get of that, though.The episode ends with the reveal that the Red Angel isn’t actually Burnham, it’s her mother. The twist twisted back on itself, you see. You know, I consider myself a staunch defender of this show. I can justify pretty much everything it’s done so far. That gets really hard when a single episode goes this deep up it’s own ass. Either Burnham or her long lost mother being the Red Angel would have been interesting enough on their own. In trying to do both, the show got too clever for it’s own good here. It’s hard to care about anything when this much story turns around on itself so much that it forgets to go anywhere.It wasn’t entirely without good moments. The Culber-Stamets relationship is starting to show some real promise. It’s dealing with his trauma in an honest way, recognizing that if he can love Paul again, it’s going to take time and work. It’s a touching sidestory that barely gets any attention with all the info-dumping going on. Same with Georgiou talking about their pansexual mirror universe counterparts just to mess with them. As always, Michelle Yeoh is the best thing about this show. In any case, with the mystery of the Red Angel exhaustively explained, I really hope we can move on from here to more interesting dilemmas. That this episode got all the catch-up out of the way and we can get on with the real story.Star Trek: Discovery streams Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on CBS All Access.Previously on Star Trek: Discovery:Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 9 RecapStar Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 8 RecapStar Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 7 Recap
<< Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Air Miles has posted a letter on its website warning that criminals have stolen cash miles from some of its members.The rewards program says a small number of in-store transactions with stolen cash miles has occurred in which the criminals used them to buy goods.Air Miles spokeswoman Rachael Montgomery says the manner in which the cash miles were fraudulently accessed has not compromised members’ personal information.She said the company is not sharing more specific details at this time because its investigation of the breach is ongoing.While the company works to resolve the situation, it has temporarily removed the cash miles option for in-store purchases.Montgomery said the company does not have a timeline in place for how long the suspension will be in effect.However, members can still access their cash miles at the company’s website to redeem for e-vouchers.The alert comes a few weeks after Air Miles sent a note to its members apologizing for the controversy it caused last year over changes to its expiration policy.More news: Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksThe rewards program angered many members with its proposal to void unused Air Miles after five years, only to abandon that plan weeks before it was to take effect. The Canadian Press Posted by Air Miles alerts that cash miles have been stolen from some members Friday, March 24, 2017 Share
ACABroomeconferencecruiseTourism WA The Australian Cruise Association (ACA) has chosen Broome in WA as the host destination for its annual conference and AGM in September 2018. The conference, AGM and associated functions will be held at the award-winning Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, situated on the world-famous 22km-long Cable Beach. Making the announcement, Jill Abel, CEO of ACA said: “We are seeing the regional ports becoming increasingly critical to the growth of the cruise tourism sector in Australia. We wanted to recognise that in our selection of the destination for our 22nd annual conference next year and look forward to working with Broome on creating a highly successful event.” It is anticipated that around 120 people will attend the Conference to be held from 12-14 September 2018. This includes leading national and international cruise executives and representatives from the supply side of the cruise sector – shore excursion operators, port authorities, providores, shipping agents and tour businesses. Tourism Western Australia Chief Executive Officer Steve Wood said the State’s popularity as a cruise destination meant it was fitting for Broome to host this important national conference in 2018. Broome welcomed 18 cruise superliners carrying more than 20,000 guests and 10,000 crew in 2016/17, and there are currently 15 scheduled visits for 2017/18, including a maiden call by Crystal Symphony in February 2018.“Broome offers the opportunity for conference delegates to engage with colleagues in an enticing destination with unrivalled, natural beauty. Affectionately known as the ‘Pearl of the North’, Broome is the home of South Sea pearls. Their discovery in the 1800s fueled a mass migration almost as epic as the gold rush, creating a melting pot of cultures that makes Broome the multicultural town it is today,” said Wood.Broome is rich in Aboriginal history and famous for its unique heritage, pristine beaches and its many pearl showrooms and galleries to be found in the Chinatown precinct. Broome is also the gateway to the magnificent Kimberley region of Western Australia, renowned as one of Australia’s last frontier wilderness areas. Peter Taylor, President of Broome Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), said: “In 2016 the BCCI formed ‘Cruise Broome’, a committee of local business representatives with the Kimberley Ports Authority focused on the future development of Broome as a destination for cruise ships. Cruise Broome works closely with local partners to help provide high quality services and amenities for cruise visitors and I am delighted to learn that the 2018 ACA Conference bid has been successful.” Taylor said Federal Government funding has been secured to purchase an all-tide gangway system for the port that will enable more efficient passenger disembarkation. In addition, the Western Australian State Government is currently working toward solutions that will improve access to the ports of both Broome and Exmouth.With multiple airlines servicing the region, Broome can be accessed by several Australian capital cities; during the peak season (April-October) direct flights are available from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as well as from Perth all year round.IMAGE: L-R: Renata Low Tourism WA; Shayne Murray Cruise Broome; Christine Cole Tourism WA.
Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The contract ranks listed are in relation to the other 17 quarterbacks on the list, where Palmer ranks 14th inaverage per year, 17th in guaranteed money and 16th in a three-year average per year. It’s fair to wonder if the Cardinals are overpaying Palmer, who is 35 years old, but at the same time anyone who watched the team suffer through the pre-Palmer, post-Warner days understands the kind of value the former Bengal and Raider brings.And if that means spending a little more than some think, so be it. Besides, it’s not like Palmer’s contract was the worst on the list, as that honor belongs to Chicago’s Jay Cutler. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The veteran is poised to return to the field in 2015, but until he does, and according to ESPN’s Mike Sando, in an Insider piece, that’s part of the reason his contract is the second-worst among passers earning at least $9 million annually. Contract ranks: 14th APY, 17th true guarantee, 16th three-year APThree-year Total QBR: 52.6 (21st)Palmer’s deal ranks this low from a team standpoint primarily because he is an older player coming off reconstructive knee surgery. Can he hold up? If he does, will he move well enough within the pocket to perform at a level high enough to justify his price? On November 7, Carson Palmer signed a three-year, $50 million contract extension with the Arizona Cardinals. Two days later, he tore his ACL against the St. Louis Rams. Prior to that, he had completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 1,626 yards and 11 touchdowns with just three interceptions while leading the Cardinals to six wins in six starts, looking every bit the franchise-caliber quarterback the Cardinals needed. – / 24 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
In many cases, the aftermath of Super Bowl celebrations hasn’t even been cleaned up, but some are already looking forward to next season.One of those people is ESPN writer Kevin Seifert, who placed the Arizona Cardinals 16th in his pre-draft, pre-free agency “2017 Way-Too-Early Power Rankings.”Why they’re here: No glance at the Cardinals can begin without noting the dramatic weakening of their explosive passing game. Their team average of yards per attempt dropped from No. 1 in the NFL in 2015 (8.5 yards) to No. 23 in 2016 (6.85). That’s the meat of coach Bruce Arians’ offense. As quarterback Carson Palmer approaches his 38th birthday — or possibly retirement — it’s fair to wonder if personnel and schematic tweaks alone can produce a bounce-back year in 2017. Also, can the Cardinals really count on much more than they got from tailback David Johnson, who led the NFL in yards from scrimmage (2,118)?What could change: The Cardinals could inspire longer-term confidence by demonstrating a plan beyond the Palmer-Larry Fitzgerald duo. Fitzgerald, who turns 34 in August, caught 107 passes in 2016 but ranked 84th among receivers with an average of 9.6 yards per catch. Adding a big, downfield target will help the Cardinals re-establish their schematic roots.If Seifert’s rankings were to hold true, the Cardinals would end up behind the Seattle Seahawks (ranked fifth) for the NFC West crown and would fail to make the playoffs, with the New York Giants (ninth) and Carolina Panthers (11th) securing the NFC wild card spots. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, left, and general manager Steve Keim watch practice at the NFL football team’s training camp, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Comments Share The Cardinals rank ahead of five teams who finished with a better record than their 7-8-1 mark from last season in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7), Minnesota Vikings (8-8), Indianapolis Colts (8-8), Tennessee Titans (9-7) and Miami Dolphins (10-6). The Panthers (6-10) are the only team that finished with a worse record than the Cardinals and ranks ahead of them.Arizona missed the playoffs last season despite fielding the No. 9 offense and No. 2 defense based upon yards per game.Even with Fitzgerald returning for another season, the Cardinals still have a lot of uncertainty on both sides of the ball going into the offseason, as they lean heavily a couple aging stars on offense in the veteran receiver and Palmer and have a bevy of talented defensive free agents, including outside linebacker Chandler Jones, strong safety Tony Jefferson and defensive end Calais Campbell.
Go back to the e-newsletterOn this brand new 20-day adventure, guests will discover the unspoiled mountain landscapes and remarkable living traditions of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, two of Central Asia’s least-known countries.Highlights of the tour include experiencing the exciting World Nomad Games with contests in eagle hunting, stick wrestling, archery and traditional horse games; exploring the jagged mountains of the remote Pamir Highway in Tajikistan; enjoying dinner with a family of Muslim Uighurs; spending time with semi-nomadic shepherd family; discovering the art of traditional Kyrgyz felt-making; overnighting in a yurt near Son Kul Lake; visiting UNESCO-listed Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain; experiencing an evening service at an Ismaili Muslim prayer house; and exploring the 18th century Hissar Fortress.The tour is slated for 3-22 September 2018 and starts at $7295 per person. For more information, click here.Days 1-3: Bishkek, Cholpan-Ata, World Nomad Games at Lake Issyk-KulExplore the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, with visits to the main square, the Ata-Beyit Memorial Complex, and the Manas Monument, dedicated to the legendary Kyrgyz folk hero. Stop at one of Kyrgyzstan’s last remaining Silk Road watchtowers, then continue to Chon-Kemin, where you’ll get to know the locals and learn how to set up a yurt at a special demonstration.Days 4-7: Tepke village, Karakol, day trip to Jyrgalan Valley, Jeti Oguz, Son Kul LakeStop near little Tepke village to visit a working Kyrgyz farm, then drive to Karakol on the eastern end of Issyk-Kul. Admire the sky-blue mosque and the Orthodox church, and enjoy dinner with a family of Muslim Uighurs. Take a day trip to Jyrgalan Valley, and experience Kyrgyz hospitality over lunch and conversations with local villagers. Venture to Jeti Oguz Canyon, known for its trademark red sandstone cliffs. Overnight in a yurt near alpine Son Kul Lake.Days 8-9: Kochkor, Chon-Kemin, Karakol, BishkekIn Kochkor, visit a handicrafts cooperative where women produce high-quality handcrafted goods. Spend time with a local semi-nomadic shepherd family and discover the art of traditional Kyrgyz felt-making, a craft that has survived the centuries. Continue to Chon-Kemin, where you’ll get to know the locals and learn how to set up a yurt at a special demonstration. Return to Bishkek for a performance of selections from the Kyrgyz tale, the Epic of Manas.Days 10-12: Osh, Sary Tash, MurghabFly to Osh and visit UNESCO-listed Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain, one of Central Asia’s holiest Islamic sites. Head south and pick up the Pamir Highway near Sary Tash, climbing 14,000-foot Kyzyl-Art Pass into Tajikistan. Enjoy commanding mountain views on the breathtaking drive over 15,200-foot Ak-Baital Pass, descending into Murghab for an overnight stay.Days 13-16: Langar, Ishkashim, Khorog, KalaikhumbContinue along the Wakhan Corridor, an ancient branch of the Silk Road, stopping at Buddhist stupas, Ismaili shrinesand ruined forts. In Khorog, capital of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, sit in on an evening service at an Ismaili Muslim prayer house, and chat with a representative from a local Tajik NGO.Days 16-20: Kalaikhumb, DushanbeJourney overland along the Panj River, overnighting in the village of Kalaikhumb. Arriving in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, explore the 18th century Hissar Fortress, and meet with young locals to discuss the city’s history, culture and current affairs as seen through their eyes.Go back to the e-newsletter
Meetings with Indian businessmen of the Bollywood film industry in Mumbai, a visit to a monument for victims of terrorist attacks, as well as a visit to Gateway of India Monument, were on President Nicos Anastasiades’ schedule during the first day of his four-day official visit to India.Heading a delegation of ministers, government officials, and businessmen, Anastasiades arrived in Mumbai on Tuesday morning.He was received by Indian businessmen of the Bollywood film industry and then laid a wreath at a monument for the victims of the Taj Mahal terrorist attacks in November 2008, in which Cypriot businessman Andreas Liveras was among the victims.The president signed a book of condolences, pointing out that Cyprus stands firmly on the side of India and supports its struggle to combat terrorism.Anastasiades then visited the Gateway of India Monument, a sightseeing attraction of the city of Mumbai.Later on Tuesday he was scheduled to meet with Governor of Maharastra state, Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao.Anastasiades arrived in Mumbai for a four-day state visit accompanied by Cypriot entrepreneurs and a government delegation.The ministers of Finance, Energy, Transport, Agriculture, as well as the government spokesman comprise the delegation.Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said the visit aims to meet three key goals.“The first is to reaffirm the tight high-level political relations between the two countries, which, among other things, translate to India’s steadfast support for the Cyprus peace talks in various international fora,” he said.“Second, to develop and further strengthen our trade and economic relations in sectors like air-transport, shipping, tourism. This is why the President’s visit starts in Mumbai, India’s financial centre. The third issue on the agenda is the strengthening of India’s ties with the European Union.”On Wednesday, Anastasiades is scheduled to attend the business forum organised by the business associations of Cyprus and Mumbai, at which he will be the keynote speaker.In the evening, the president will depart for New Delhi where he will visit the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination (Gandhi Smriti) and pay tribute to the great leader of India.On Thursday afternoon, Anastasiades will be the keynote speaker at an event organized by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) think tank on “The EU-India Strategic Partnership in the 21st Century; A Cyprus Perspective.”On Friday, the president will visit the Presidential Palace, where he will be officially welcomed by the President of India, and later on he will visit the Gandhi Mausoleum.On the same day, he will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj.Afterward he will hold a meeting with the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, at the Prime Minister’s office.Anastasiades and the Cypriot delegation will later attend a working lunch hosted by the Prime Minister. After the lunch, bilateral agreements between the two countries will be signed.In the evening, the president will attend an official dinner hosted in his honor by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee.Anastaisades will leave New Delhi for Brussels early on Saturday morning, while the members of the Cypriot delegation will depart also early in the morning for Cyprus.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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