Las Vegas – Reported by Elite Traveler the Privat

first_imgLas Vegas – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine.Cartier has relocated and reopened a store in The Forum Shops in Caesars Palace. Situated across the Fountain of the Gods, the space, which was designed by Barteluce Architects & Associates and Paris-based draftsman Bruno Moinard, features pale oak wood floors and paneling and display cases trimmed with bronze fixtures, as well as a new accessories salon and an expanded bridal area. The company’s signature jewelry and timepiece collections, including Trinity, Love, Tank and Roadster, will all be available in the shop.To celebrate the reopening of the considerably larger boutique—it has more than doubled in size—clients are invited to view the Cartier Precious Jewelry and Timepiece Collection, a compilation of over 100 of the jeweler’s classic creations.The exhibition, which is set to tour the country this year, will be in the store through August 30.www.cartier.comlast_img read more

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first_img FILE – the July 7, 2017 file photo shows model Giuliana who became well known with the show “Germany’s Next Topmodel” during a fashion show in Berlin. Germany’s edition of Playboy magazine said it will be featuring the transgender model on its cover for the first time ever this month. (Serene Stache/dpa via AP) German Playboy to feature 1st transgender model on cover BERLIN – The German edition of Playboy magazine says it will feature a transgender model on its cover for the first time.Editor-in-chief Florian Boitin said Tuesday that putting Giuliana Farfalla on the cover — topless, as is customary for such magazines in Germany — was in line with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner’s tradition of being “resolutely opposed to all forms of exclusion and intolerance.”Boitin says the 21-year-old Farfalla is a “wonderful example of how important the fight for the right to self-determination is.”Farfalla, born Pascal Radermacher in southwestern Germany, is already well-known in the country as a contestant last year on Heidi Klum’s “Germany’s Next Topmodel” television show.The issue is due on newsstands Thursday.U.S. Playboy featured a transgender “Playmate of the Month” last year.center_img by The Associated Press Posted Jan 9, 2018 6:30 am PDT Last Updated Jan 9, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 26, 2018 5:01 am PDT Last Updated Jun 26, 2018 at 5:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – A specialist in German military history and the two world wars has received a $100,000 prize.Dennis Showalter is this year’s winner of the Pritzker Literature Award for lifetime achievement. The award was announced Tuesday by the Chicago-based Pritzker Military Museum & Library.Showalter’s books include “Tannenberg: Clash of Empires 1914,” ”Frederick the Great: A Military History” and “Instrument of War: The German Army 1914-18.” He was praised by the Pritzker museum and library for his “long and brilliant” scholarly career.Previous winners of the Pritzker award include David Hackett Fischer and Tim O’Brien. A military scholar has received a $100,000 prize.center_img This undated image released by the Pritzker Military Museum shows Dennis Showalter, author of “Tannenberg: Clash of Empires 1914,” “Frederick the Great: A Military History” and “Instrument of War: The German Army 1914‚Äì18.” Showalter is this year’s winner of the Pritzker Literature Award for lifetime achievement. The award was announced Tuesday by the Chicago-based Pritzker Military Museum & Library. (Pritzker Military Museum via AP) last_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES — Turns out Olivia Colman, not Glenn Close, was “The Favorite” at the Oscars.The British actress was a surprise winner as best actress on Sunday night for her role as Queen Anne in “The Favorite.” She beat out Close, who arrived at the Dolby Theatre as the heavy favourite to win her first Oscar in seven nominations for “The Wife.”Instead, a stunned Colman took the stage.She gazed at Close in the audience and said, “You’ve been my idol for so long and this is not how I wanted it to be.”Close smiled and laughed.The 71-year-old American is 0-for-7 at the Oscars. Her nods remain the most without a win than any other living actor. Close came into the end of awards season riding a wave of momentum that included wins at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and Independent Spirit Awards.Colman added the Oscar to her earlier wins at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and National Society of Film Critics for the role.An emotional Colman thanked her children, who she said she hoped were watching at home. She said, “This is not going to happen again.”The other nominees for best actress were Yalitza Aparicio for “Roma,” Lady Gaga for “A Star is Born” and Melissa McCarthy of “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”___For full coverage of the Oscars, visit: https://apnews.com/AcademyAwards .Beth Harris, The Associated Press Olivia Colman wins surprise best-actress Oscar over Closecenter_img by Beth Harris, The Associated Press Posted Feb 24, 2019 8:31 pm PDTlast_img read more

The group shucks corn

first_imgThe group shucks corn. Pictured: Eric and Megan representing the green team. October 25, 2001HarvestA few weeks ago the Garden Crew, and Workshoppers harvested the 100 rows ofblue and white varieties of Pueblo Corn planted in first field on the outskirts of Camp.Pictured: Garden Volunteer YeonSook.[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton] The harvest is the culmination of over six months of effort by the Garden Crew,several workshops as well asthe assistance of Morgan, a Hopi Elder and friend of Arcosanti.[Photo: Ivan Fritz]center_img Morgan experienced a crop failure on Second Mesa and was overjoyed to recieve several truckloads of the Pueblo Cornfrom our yield. The leftover organic corn will be used in our Bakery and Cafe.Pictured: Land Use Manager Adam Nordfors.last_img

November 12 2002 Another big pour in the East Cre

first_imgNovember 12, 2002 Another big pour inthe East Cresent Complex. Poured in one day were the bigwest wall and a pillar in Unit 6, the low south walls in Unit 6, 7, 9and 10, the stair well and two pillars in Unit 8, and the north walland three pillars in Unit 10. [Photo & text: sa] The pump truckunfolds like a giant praying mantis. The first pour of the morning isthe staircase in Unit 8. [Photo & text: sa] Working with thepump-truck operator, Ron Chandler guides the concrete into a pillar inUnit 6. [Photo & text: sa] The pump continuesto deliver the concrete into hard-to-reach places in the constructionsite. [Photo & text: sa]last_img

October 26 2003 The main harvesting season of Arc

first_imgOctober 26, 2003The main harvesting season of Arcosanti agriculture is almost over. A great amount of beautiful vegetables and fruits have been produced this year. Crewmembers work in camp, separating cloves of garlic for planting.[Photo: aa & text: kh] The award winning organic garlic is ready to plant.[Photo: aa & text: kh] Agriculture crewmembers Arjunan Santaseelan and Brad Crutchfield put the garlic cloves into the ground (left). Many are planted in the beds prepared in the Paulownia garden.[Photo: aa & text: kh]last_img

Construction manager Scott Riley and crew install

first_imgConstruction manager Scott Riley and crew install copper plumbing, with Workshopper Agnes Fisher and crew leader Brendon Scott. [Photo: AP & text: JS] [left] The north and east wall of the Light Scoop unit with a corner of the silt cast ceiling visible. [right] The striking design on this curved ceiling is by Eli Michael, one of the crew leaders in 2003. [Photo & text: SA] August 6, 2004Planning intern Dan Kelliher and construction volunteer Valerie Lane work on another layer of the shower pan in the Light Scoop apartment. [Photo: AP & text: JS]Planning intern Dan Kelliher and construction volunteer Valerie Lane work on another layer of the shower pan in the Light Scoop apartment. [Photo: AP & text: JS]center_img [left] The shower pan is ready for tile installation. [right] Brendon Scott solders copper fittings for bathroom fixtures. [Photo & text: SA]last_img read more

July 2 2010 Welcome to the June 20 2010 works

first_imgJuly 2, 2010 Welcome to the June 20, 2010 workshop participants!! [back from left]: Katja Schulz [two weeks], Todd Reibold, Kris Willoghby [two weeks], Andrew Murphy [three weeks] Zachary Feirer, Michael Borowski, Aaron Sherwyn, Fabio Brochetta, [front from left]: Kylee Cumby, Alexandra Dahlman, Scottie Belissemo, Chiara Cascella, Rebecca Valencia, Audry Williams [photo & text: Anita Baker]last_img

Georgiades to present cabinet with fiscal stability programme

first_imgFinance Minister Harris Georgiades is to present his fellow ministers on Monday with two important economic documents on fiscal policy and public debt management for cabinet approval.Sources from the finance ministry told CNA the Stability Programme for 2017 – 2020 would reaffirm the government`s commitment to reform efforts and maintaining fiscal policy.Fiscally, the lengthy document will stipulate a continuation of the policy followed with essentially the same goals and in particular maintaining a balanced budget during the period in question which will provide, as in 2016, for a high primary surplus so that the public debt can follow a downward trend.As with the last year`s programme, this years document abides fully with EU fiscal rules.Once the programme is approved by the cabinet it will then be submitted to the European Commission, which will review it and issue special recommendations for each country.The same official told CNA that the Public Debt Management Strategy which will also be presented at the cabinet on Monday, does not include significant changes compared with last year.Among others, the strategy determines the strategic guidelines for government funding, the framework of quantitative and qualitative targets, as well as the use of analytical tools which facilitate strategic decision making.According to the same source, the overall strategy on Cyprus` borrowing from international markets would include a bond issue, if the conditions call for it. However with available liquidity close to €2 billion which more than covers the debt maturing in 2017, there is no need to seek funds on that account.Since there is not need to raise funds for liquidity purposes a bond issue might not be necessary. At the same time however an increase in the depth of Cypriot bonds in the markets might constitute a reason favourable to going ahead with a bond issuance as well as the further normalisation of the maturity profiles through repurchasing or exchanging short term bonds with longer term bonds.“If a (bond) issue takes place it will be small, but the scenario of not having one given that it will not be necessary is also still on the cards,” the official said.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 Taboolalast_img

Egypt plays key role in security of the region

first_imgDefence Minister Christoforos Fokaides said on Tuesday that Egypt plays a key role as regards security not only in the Middle East, but also in the Arab world and in Africa, stressing that the two ministries will continue to enhance their cooperation in 2018.He was speaking after talks held in Nicosia with his Egyptian counterpart Sedki Sobhi, with whom he signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on aeronautical research and rescue.Sobhi, who is paying an official visit to Cyprus, said the two countries’ defence ministries aim to continue their cooperation, coordination and deliberations, stating their talks focused on the strategic security situation in the Middle East given the multiple crises, tensions and armed conflicts in the region and the subsequent increase of challenges and threats to the two countries’ security and stability.“We focused on common threats and ways of cooperation in order to address them, and more specifically on terrorism, extremism and illegal immigration, as well as on ways to safeguard our countries’ interests in the Eastern Mediterranean region,” he said.Fokaides highlighted the importance of the two countries’ strategic cooperation in the fields of defence and security, and noted their joint effort to promote stability and security in the broader region in this unstable area.He also expressed Nicosia’s firm position within the EU that Egypt must be supported in a more tangible way, noting that Egypt has a pivotal role to play in addressing the issues of terrorism, migration, maritime and energy security in the Eastern Mediterranean and stability in the region.Fokaides said this is the first official visit by an Egyptian defence minister to Cyprus, and Sobhi’s second, adding that two years ago they signed the first agreement on military cooperation and that since then they have signed programmes of bilateral military cooperation.He noted Cyprus’ concerns over the latest developments in Jerusalem and reiterated Nicosia’s position that the city’s status must be determined in the framework of negotiations among the interested parties.The defence minister also expressed Cyprus’ support to the Egyptian people in their struggle to address extremist terrorism and underlined that the relations between Cyprus and Egypt will continue to be upgraded.On Thursday Fokaides, Sobhi and Greek Minister of National Defence Panos Kammenos will participate in the first trilateral meeting of the defence ministries of Cyprus, Greece and Egypt in Nicosia.Sobhi also met President Nicos Anastasiades and House President Demetris Syllouris, discussing the promotion of peace and security in the region with the latter.Syllouris referred to the role of Cyprus as a bridge between the EU, Egypt and the Middle East.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchResearch Best Compact SUV Cars. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today!Yahoo SearchUndoBon VoyagedCelebrity Mega Yachts That Are Out Of This World – Step AboardBon VoyagedUndo Our View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Man dies in violent collision

first_imgA 44-year-old Greek national died in a violent head-on collision in Limassol early on Saturday morning, police said.A second driver involved in the incident was hospitalised in serious condition.According to Limassol traffic police spokesman Michalis Michail, the 44-year-old had entered the wrong lane on the flyover between the Mesa Yitonia and Ayios Athanasios roundabouts and collided head-on with a car driven by a 33-year-old man.The 44-year-old had to be freed from the mangled wreckage of his vehicle by the fire service. You May LikeHistoryDaily.org60 Beautiful Abandoned PlacesHistoryDaily.orgUndoWise FlysCredit Card Application Pending or Denied? Follow these steps to get approvedWise FlysUndoMoney News TipsNew Japanese Innovation Allows Communication Between 40 Different Languages InstantlyMoney News TipsUndo Brazil prison riot kills 52, with 16 decapitatedUndoGreece to overturn law that made universities no-go zone for policeUndoFamagusta municipality says Varosha entry goes against UN regulationsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Dust lower temperatures rain on the way

first_imgThe air quality department has warned of extremely high levels of dust, though only in the area in and around Larnaca.By 3pm on Thursday levels of hourly concentration of respirable particulate matter with a diameter smaller than 10mm (PM 10) were at a safe limit in Nicosia, Paphos and Limassol, that is lower than 50 μg/m3.At the same time the concentration was much higher than is safe in Larnaca, 387 μg/m3, and above normal in Paralimni (135.2 μg/m3) and Zygi (105.7 μg/m3).On Thursday afternoon some elevated clouds are expected to form which will be on the increase during the evening.At night temperatures will drop to 19C inland, 23C along the west coast, 21C in other coastal areas and 13C in the higher mountains.Local rains and even storms are forecast for Friday and over the weekend, and chances are there will be some hail in the mountains and inland.Temperatures are significantly lower than recently, topping 33C around Nicosia, 28C to 30C near the sea and 25C in Troodos.The weather is forecast to remain the same until Monday.You May LikeFinsFeed20 Rarely Seen Historical Photos UncoveredFinsFeedUndoProtectival – LifeBioticProtectival – Natural Killer Cells BoosterProtectival – LifeBioticUndoExciting MagazineThe Scariest Tourist Pathways Around The WorldExciting MagazineUndo At least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoTwo days of music to dance toUndoCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

News podcast Nicosia Municipality honours its former First Lady

first_imgThe Cyprus News Digest, in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail brings you an in-depth analysis of some of the latest developments in international and local news – in audio form.Presented by Rosie Charalambous, this week:The hall of Nicosia Municipality’s multi-purpose centre is re-named in memory of the city’s former First Lady, Olga DemetriadesAs winter kicks in, asylum seekers in Cyprus are being forced to sleep in parks because they can’t afford to rent accommodationFor more, visit: http://cyprusmail.libsyn.com/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 SupplementUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoAngels And EntrepreneursRobert Herjavec Announce Venture Could Make You RichAngels And EntrepreneursUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

House passes law requiring airlines to hand over passengers travel history

first_imgParliament on Friday approved a law transposing the EU PNR (passenger name record) directive, which requires air carriers to transfer to member states the passenger name record they have collected in the normal course of their business.The vote was passed by 24 to 16.The information passengers must provide includes in addition to full name, address and contact details, all payment details including billing address, passenger’s travel history including booking confirmations, ticket checks, passenger arrival information, ticket number, date of issue, seating number and all baggage information.The plenum also passed an amendment increasing the penalties for violations relating to the management of the data.The prison sentence was raised from three to five years and the fine from €17,000 to €30,000.Akel MP Aristos Damianou suggested the bill was part of an objective to make Cyprus the farthest outpost of the EU’s military action. He said it made Cyprus part of the problem of terrorism and argued that PNR was ineffective and disproportionate to the issue it was trying to resolve.Damianou said the solution to the problem must be sought in the policies across the Atlantic and the EU which foment terrorism.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo 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

Crusaders disease reemerges despite liver transplants

first_imgHealth professionals on Thursday said it was imperative for Cyprus to stay updated on the latest research on amyloidosis, also known as Crusaders’ disease, after it emerged that the disease re-emerges in a significant number of people who have undergone liver transplant.Familial Amyloid Neuropathy type 1 (FAP 1) is a rare genetic disease dated to the times of the Crusaders. It involves the production of transthyretin by the liver, which then turns into an amyloid, an inappropriately folded protein, affecting the nerves nearby and the nervous system as a whole. People exhibit pains and discomfort in the lower gastrointestinal system. If untreated, the disease can be fatal in ten years.The disease is treated with the use of the drug Tafamidis. The medicine slows the progression of the disease until a liver transplant can be done.The House health committee heard that up to 20 per cent of people who were carriers and who had a liver transplant, exhibit symptoms of the disease 10 to 15 years post-surgery.MP Andreas Kyprianou said that almost all Cypriots diagnosed with Crusaders’ disease have undergone a liver transplant abroad, with the state covering the expenses.But given this latest information regarding the resurgence of the disease, it was important to stay abreast of medical research, he said.Theodoros Kyriakides, head of the neurology clinic at the Institute of Neurology and Genetics, confirmed the re-emergence of the disease among people who have had a liver transplant.The re-emergence causes various complications that are treated symptomatically, as there is no definitive cure yet.It was up to people to have a DNA test and thus diagnose the disease early, Kyriakides said.Andreas Savva, the community leader of Pachna, proposed that the DNA test – which costs around €200 – be free of charge.A number of carriers hail from the village of Pachna, Limassol district.The disease affects an estimated five in 100,000 Cypriots and is carried from generation to generation. You May LikeSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Two jailed for 11 and 13 years for 2016 manslaughter of Latvian

first_imgTwo men, both Polish nationals, were sentenced to 11 and 13 years in prison on Thursday for the manslaughter of a Latvian man in Limassol in 2016.The older man, 63, was sentenced to 11 years and his 39-year-old compatriot to 13 years.The victim was a 37-year-old Latvian. In July 2016, he was driven by a friend to an unfinished building where the now 39-year-old illegally lived in order to pay the Pole €60 of €70 he had borrowed. At the same apartment was the other sentenced man who had claimed he was there to celebrate the first suspect’s birthday. They had consumed alcohol with another two persons.They had an argument over the money and the victim was later discovered in a pool of blood in a nearby park in Moutagiaka with multiple fractures to the skull. Police found bloodstains and two €20 banknotes which the convicted men said was part of the money returned by the victim, as well as traces of blood on the soles of his feet.He was hospitalised in the intensive care unit of Nicosia general hospital and was later moved to an old people’s home where he died months later, in February 2017.The court highlighted the seriousness of the crime and said the victim’s injuries show the brutality with which he was beaten by the perpetrators while they were under the influence of alcohol.During sentencing the judge also considered the fact that the men had no prior criminal record.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 AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Fury over cabinet legalisation of disputed marina in Peyia

first_imgOfficials are furious after it emerged that a request by a Paphos developer to legalise an illegal ‘limanaki’ or small marina built in Peyia in the 1990s has been granted by the council of ministers.The decision only came to light this week but was made on January 2, according to daily Phileleftheros, which reported the move.The decision has been condemned by Peyia mayor, Marinos Lambrou, who told the Cyprus Mail that he would be issuing a statement on Thursday.Concerns were recently raised over coastline erosion which appears to be linked to the marina. Lambrou said previously that Leptos, the developers of the popular Coral Beach hotel in Peyia, maintained the marina without permission and both the coastline and other businesses were suffering the dire consequences.The ‘small port’ was created at Laorou beach in front of the hotel a number of years ago and has since grown in size.Greens MP, Charalambous Theopemptou, told the Cyprus Mail on Wednesday that such a move by the council of ministers can go ‘under the radar’ as it can take some time for the minutes of meetings to ‘get out’ and do not have to be published or a public announcement made. He said that in such instances, even before a construction is considered, an Environmental Impact Study, should be necessary before any green light is given.“There should have been a study insisted upon before this was allowed, any problems have to be corrected before such a permit is given. In this case, the developer was just given a permit,” Theopemptou told the Cyprus Mail.The Greens also issued a statement, on Wednesday condemning the cabinet’s decision to legalise the port, thus satisfying the request of the developers, Leptos Calypso Hotels Public Ltd.The Greens said that in 1988, Leptos first created a parallel breakwater opposite the Coral Beach hotel, and then a shelter for vessels.“The ultimate goal of the company is the creation of a marina for the exclusive interests of the company. All work was carried out without prior permission or a study, resulting in ongoing erosion of adjacent beaches,” the statement said.In January, the Greens noted, the government approved the registration of the marine space as immovable property, creating berthing space.At the same time, the minister of energy and tourism approved mooring space to Leptos under Article 8 of the Management Services Mooring Yacht Laws.It also signed a contract with a long-term licence for the use of the area as a marina space by Leptos.In 2017, Lambrou wrote to the auditor-general to clarify the status of the marina after a water sports accident in the area and amid calls to clear up the issue of the illegal operation of facilities meant for bathers.“It is worth mentioning that recently the president of Disy, Averof Neophytou and Edek’s, Marinos Sizopoulos and finance minister, Harris Georgiades, played the gardener, at a recent event at this hotel, planting shrubs and pronouncing warmest praises of Leptos,” the Greens said. They were referring to a tree-planting event held at the Coral Beach two weeks ago.They said the ministerial decision was arbitrary and served special interests.“We agree with the mayor that the local authority has been overlooked again and ask the state to refrain from applying double standards and immediately revoke the decision. ”Theopemptou added that he believes that the developer will now also try to ‘claim’ the beach as his own, using a law passed in Cyprus in 2017, much to the MP’s chagrin and despite his desperate attempts to drum up support against it.“Unfortunately, in 2017, parliament took a decision that: if rocks are built into the sea to form a breakwater to protect boats from the rough sea, for example, or to extend land, that person/ persons, can claim the beach as his own private area.”He added that the only limitation is that the public must have access ‘to pass through.’“This is important, it means I can only use the beach to pass through it, I may not put my own umbrella there for example,” he said.Theopemtou said that hoteliers seem to get ‘whatever they want’ and although he tried, in vain, to prevent this outcome, the major parties of Disy, Diko and Edek all backed this change to the law.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 AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Rep Hank Vaupel Weekly Column May 13 2019

first_imgFederal regulation was changed in 2016 to include public coverage as an option for parents who cannot afford or access private health care, so Michigan is not in compliance with federal rules and regulations. This means we are at risk of losing $400 million in federal funding for the Office of Child Support. My bills correct the problem by conforming to federal standards while ensuring children are getting the coverage they need to live healthy lives. The bills have been sent to the Senate for consideration.***It was a pleasure to participate in the All Minds Matter 5k Walk/Run in Fowlerville on Saturday. The race was organized by Livingston County Community Mental Health to benefit Genesis House, a local community center offering opportunities to those with mental challenges. Partaking in All Minds Matter is always a great way to support a worthy cause and have fun connecting with the community. Thank you to all the organizers, sponsors, and participants who made it possible!***Last week, Second Chance Support Network held its annual Spring Banquet and Prayer Dinner to support its program of helping men and women recently released from jail or prison. Second Chance is a tremendous group of people on the front lines of combatting recidivism and helping those who need a hand up through mentorships and fostering connections in the local area. It was great to see so many community members at the dinner supporting this important work. Great job by Jennifer Bigelow and all the members and volunteers who made it possible!***Thank you to the Fowlerville Business Association for allowing me to provide a legislative update with state Sen. Lana Theis at their monthly meeting. It was a good opportunity to share details on some of the major issues being addressed in the Legislature and to listen to their thoughts and ideas. It is important to hear how the decisions being made in Lansing directly affect the people and businesses of the district!***Congratulations to the Fowlerville Community Theatre on a successful production of “The Wizard of Oz.” It was a very enjoyable performance with excellent acting by the large cast. Even Toto the dog did a great job! Well done by everyone involved. I look forward to the next production!***I hope you will join me for this month’s coffee hours on Friday, May 17 at the following times and locations:2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave. in Fowlerville;4 to 5 p.m. at Biggby Coffee, 11325 W. Highland Road in Hartland; and5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at All Star Coney Island, 934 Michigan Ave. in Howell.As always, I look forward to seeing you and hearing your thoughts!***If you have any ideas, comments or questions for my office, please do not hesitate to call us at 517-373-8835 or send an email to HankVaupel@house.mi.gov. We are happy to hear from you! Categories: Vaupel News I am happy to report two of my bills unanimously passed the House on Tuesday. House Bills 4304 and 4305 allow public health coverage by a parent to meet court ordered child support obligations. In paternity, custody, divorce, or support cases, a Michigan court may issue a child support order, and under current Michigan law, one or both parents must maintain health care coverage for the child.center_img 13May Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: May 13, 2019last_img read more

MuslimLivesMatter The Killing of 3 Young Community Volunteers

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 Shares Image Credit: By @moor_kush #MuslimLivesMatter February 11, 2015; GuardianBy all accounts, a man in North Carolina shot and killed three Muslim students near the University of North Carolina campus. Charged with the shooting, Craig Stephen Hicks turned himself in to the Durham police. The three victims were all related: 23-year-old Deah Barakat; his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21; and her 19-year-old sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. Barakat was a dental student at UNC, his wife was just about to start her dental studies there, and all three belonged to the Alexandria-based United Muslim Relief. (If you go to the United Muslim Relief page, you’ll see its Dental Relief Arm in collaboration with the Miswak Foundation—one of the reasons why Barakat was so valued by the organization.)The organization’s founder, Shafi Khan, said that he and his colleagues were broken-hearted about the killings. “These guys were the best of the best,” Khan said. “There’s just no other way to put it.”A statement from UMR President and CEO Abed Ayoub noted that Deah and Yusor were in the founding team of the UMR chapter in the North Carolina Triangle area and Razan was a current officer of the chapter. Deah had been a volunteer in a dental relief mission to Palestine to treat children with special needs and was working to prepare a dental relief mission to Syrian refugees in Turkey. “Deah, Yusor and Razan showed us the importance of serving others,” Ayoub said in the statement. “UMR will work hard to honor their legacy.”Given the visibility of these three young Muslim leaders in the UNC area, and given their work with UMR, it is hard to believe that their deaths might simply have been the result of a random shooting. The incident probably warrants investigation as a potential hate crime. We can all honor the legacy of these three young people by demanding justice for them, remembering that #MuslimLivesMatter, and supporting organizations like UMR that carry the values of sterling young people like these three Muslim humanitarian activists.—Rick CohenShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more