Traffic Advisory Highway 103 Exit 4 Hubley

first_imgTRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS–Traffic Advisory, Highway 103, Exit4 (Hubley) HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103, Exit 4 (Hubley) The existing bridge at Exit 4 (Hubley) has been removed and workhas begun on its replacement. Motorists crossing Highway 103 onTrunk 3 are being asked to detour, with caution, over a temporarystructure. Efforts will be made to minimize delays at peaktravelling times. The work at Exit 4 will continue until the end of January 2005. -30-center_img Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860last_img read more

Banking regulator sees potential risks in high home prices debt loads

first_imgTORONTO – Stricter regulations aimed at tightening mortgage lending to take some of the risk out of the market will be finalized by the end of the month, the federal financial regulator said Tuesday.Final changes to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions’ (OSFI) residential mortgage lending guidelines, also known as B-20, will come into force two or three months afterward, its head, Jeremy Rudin said during a speech to the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto.The superintendent said the “broad thrust” of the changes will be similar to what it proposed in July — the draft of which included a new stress test for all uninsured mortgages, as well as prohibitions on co-lending arrangements that are designed or appear to be designed to circumvent regulator requirements.“We clearly see the potential risks caused by high household indebtedness across Canada, and by high real estate prices in some markets,” Rudin said. “We are not waiting to see those risks crystallize in rising arrears and defaults before we act.”The stress test, if implemented, would mean that homebuyers who have a down payment of 20 per cent or more and do not require mortgage insurance will still have to prove they can continue to make their payments if interest rates rise.Rudin’s comments Tuesday come after the Bank of Canada hiked interest rates twice this summer, once in July and once last month, after unexpectedly strong economic numbers.The superintendent told reporters after his speech that these changes are aimed at reinforcing sound underwriting amid the “evolution of house prices,” particularly in major markets. He added that “complacency in the lending community can set in” and there can be an “over reliance” on collateral when a borrower’s ability to carry a mortgage is key.“Nobody can say with any certainty what’s going to happen in the housing markets, or what’s going to happen to housing prices,” Rudin told reporters. “But we do know this. Housing prices are still near their all-time highs and mortgage rates are still near their all-time lows. And while sound underwriting is always important, it’s never been more important than it is now.”He added OSFI’s crackdown on co-lending, or bundled mortgages — in which federally regulated lenders pair up with unregulated providers to finance a property — is aimed at making sure financial institutions adhere to rules that limit how much they can lend.“We think that the system as a whole needs to have a certain integrity,” Rudin said.Rudin acknowledged that the changes to rules followed by federally regulated lenders could potentially push would-be home buyers towards riskier financing options, such as shadow banking.Still, he said the institutions that fall under OSFI’s purview handle about 80 per cent of Canada’s mortgage lending.“We recognize, as I said, that some of the activity might migrate outside the federal sphere,” he said. “And although not an intended nor positive consequence, it doesn’t relieve us from the responsibility to act on our mandate.”The stricter lending rules by the banking regulator comes after the Ontario government moved to cool down the hot housing market with a host of measures in April. Those actions included a foreign buyers tax, similar to one previously handed down in Vancouver with a similar goal.However, the latest figures from the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board released Tuesday show that September home sales were up compared with a year ago and the MLS Home Price Index composite benchmark price was $1,037,300 in September, up 10.9 per cent compared with a year ago.last_img read more

DHX Media posts Q2 loss due to lower revenue, higher currency-exchange expense

HALIFAX — DHX Media Ltd. reported a $17.9-million loss attributable to its shareholders for its second quarter, as a change in foreign exchange rates affected the carrying value of its debt and revenue fell.The loss amounted to 13 cents per share for the three months ended Dec. 31, which compared with a year-earlier profit of $7.4 million or six cents per share.The loss in the most recent quarter included a $15.5-million non-cash, unrealized foreign exchange loss.Revenue fell four per cent to $117.0 million from $121.9 million in last year’s comparable quarter.The decline was attributed to a drop in a broad range of activities including content production, distribution and service fees.Analysts expected revenue of $122.35 million, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. Companies in this story: (TSX:DHX)The Canadian Press read more

Emery County Fair Bringing ArmLeg Wrestling Inflatables and More This Year

LEG/ARM WRESTLINGThe Emery County Fair will feature a leg wrestling competition on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 12 p.m. Come and show us your strong legs for a chance to win a kayak or paddle board! On the same day, arm wrestling will begin at 2 p.m. Prizes to pick from include a tent, spike ball and Kan Jam!THE JEFF KEELE BANDThe Jeff Keele Band will be playing at the Emery County Fair on Friday, Aug. 2 from 9 p.m. to midnight. The Jeff Keele Band is 100% Carbon/Emery talent made up of Chris Magann, Dallas Howa, Seth Sorenson, Kasey Hunt and Jeff Keele. The band has two original albums under their belts with “Hot Black Coffee” and “Westbound” (available everywhere) as well as a wide range of cover material from classic rock to country.  INFLATABLESThere will be four inflatables at the Emery County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 3: the slingshot water slide, rampage water slide, the tidal wave water slide and the famous castle bounce house. Kids are invited to come join the fun! read more

Its officially the end of summer – but the good weather is

first_imgSorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the summer is officially over.August 31 marks the day our summer finishes and our awaiting for the start of autumn begins, likely to be followed by some Game of Thrones-inspired jokes that winter is coming. Blue skies on the last day of summer 😎☀️🎉👏🏼 #CaledonianPark #caledonianroad #blueskies #su… https://t.co/HePGny2Yxd pic.twitter.com/knUtoRpE6B— Andréa Avena (@andrea_avena) August 31, 2016 People enjoy the hot weather on Boscombe Beach, DorsetCredit:PA Others celebrated the last day of summer  The end of summer has not gone down well on Twitter According to the Met Office: “The meteorological seasons consists of splitting the seasons into four periods made up of three months each.“These seasons are split to coincide with our Gregorian calendar making it easier for meteorological observing and forecasting to compare seasonal and monthly statistics.”For the weather optimists out there however, there are still a few more weeks of summer left to enjoy if referring to the astronomical calendar.“The astronomical calendar determines the seasons due to the 23.5 degree tilt of the Earth’s rotational axis in relation to its orbit around the sun. Both equinoxes and solstices are related to the Earth’s orbit around the sun.”This year, the astronomical summer began on 20 June 2016 and ends on 22 September 2016. What can we expect in September? “The weekend and into next week look likely to be rather unsettled with some rain and strong winds,” the Met Office says. “Thereafter some further unsettled conditions are expected but a more settled period is possible during the middle to latter part of September.”The Met Office’s long range forecast (5-14 September) adds: “An unsettled start to the week across most parts, with outbreaks of rain at times, heaviest in the northwest where gales are possible.“Towards the middle of the week southern parts will probably see a more settled spell develop, with plenty of dry, fine and warm weather.“There is a reasonable chance that this fine weather will spread to all parts later in the week.”Earlier this month, this spectacular red rainbow illuminated this historic English town – but what caused it?Meanwhile, another photographer captured this blood red moon looming over New York in these stunning photos. @metoffice this makes us sad… it’s surely too early to say goodbye to #Summer :(— PRM Waste Systems (@PRMWasteSystems) August 30, 2016 Last day of summer today, back to work tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/NooIu6hfrP— Sam Flynn (@l0x2a) August 31, 2016 So when does summer officially end?It depends on whether you are referring to the astronomical or meteorological summer, according to the Met Office.The meteorological summer began on 1 June 2016 and ends on 31 August 2016, meaning today is officially the last day of the sunshine season. The last day of summer couldn’t be better pic.twitter.com/bQDmYegRcy— Alexander™️ (@IfeverIgetthere) August 31, 2016 @metoffice would have been nice to have had some of it… 😩🌧— Craig (@CNoz1986) August 31, 2016 Damn, meteorologically it’s the last day of summer but I’m not done with it yet :/— Matthias Daniel (@MatthiasDaniel) August 31, 2016 end of summer  August is set to become the hottest on recordand forecasters believe the warm weather will continue this week.Chris Page, a forecaster at the Met Office, said many places had seen “wall to wall sunshine” over the Bank Holiday weekend, with the weather remaining “quite fine and settled”. Bookmakers slashed the odds on the month breaking previous records following highs of 25C on Sunday. Last day of friggin summer and I’m stuck working until 5— Jillian Maghini (@jillian_maghini) August 31, 2016 Oh no! It’s the last day of meteorological summer!Who let this happen!!! pic.twitter.com/LSPaoAJA2v— Scott Ealy Now (@TheScottEaly) August 31, 2016  A man sunbathing in Hyde park, London Some reasons to be cheerfulThe warm weather looks set to continue, at least for the next few days. Last day of summer……. School tomorrow………. pic.twitter.com/63c1YiTQfG— ㅤ (@drinkwithgomez) August 31, 2016 Did you know? Today is the last day of meteorological #summer https://t.co/u7XVc8YlTU pic.twitter.com/zYyKn5egGg— Met Office (@metoffice) August 31, 2016 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The long range forecast (5-14 September)  A man sunbathing in Hyde park, LondonCredit:PA Love autumn? Tomorrow is the last day of meteorological #summer! Learn how we define seasons https://t.co/u7XVc8YlTU pic.twitter.com/QfT1R6tdJA— Met Office (@metoffice) August 30, 2016 Meteorologists say that today is the last day of Summer, but we might think otherwise! pic.twitter.com/LWT3unfD12— Church Lane Flowers (@churchlanepetal) August 31, 2016last_img read more

Banker killed with a single punch for talking to a group of

first_imgOliver Dearlove lived with his long-term girlfriendCredit:Chris Greenwood  The victim, who was punched in the head and neck, collapsed in the street and was pronounced dead less than 24 hours later.Asked why he did it, Timon allegedly told one of the women: “I’m p***** off.”Mr Orchard said the defendant had pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denies murder.He said the only issue was whether he intended to cause Mr Dearlove “really serious bodily harm” when he punched him.After the attack, Timon walked away and later tried calling one of the four women, three of whom are sisters.In an attempt to explain what happened, he allegedly told her that one of Mr Dearlove’s party appeared to lean down to their socks.Mr Orchard told jurors to examine CCTV footage which showed Mr Dearlove was not wearing socks and his two friends were in flip-flops. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. She went on to tell Mr Dearlove that it was her first night out since giving birth, and he commented to his friends: “She had a baby four weeks ago, doesn’t she look well?”The woman produced pictures and Mr Dearlove was “very polite” as he complimented her on having a beautiful baby, jurors heard.Timon, who knew the group of women, allegedly stormed in and demanded to know what they were talking about.He allegedly shouted: “Who the f*** are you boys?” and told Mr Dearlove: “If you don’t move on, I’ll knock you out.”One of the women stood between them and told Timon to “just go”, jurors heard.Mr Orchard said: “The next thing that happened was the defendant hit Oliver Dearlove.”The punch skimmed her face. She saw Oliver Dearlove fall and as he fell his whole body twisted. She screamed ‘He hit him, he hit him’.” Timon, of Heavitree Road, Plumstead, south-east London, is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of murder.Prosecutor Anthony Orchard QC told jurors: “The attack upon Oliver Dearlove took place on a warm August Bank Holiday evening, in the quiet leafy streets of Blackheath.”He stood on the pavement not far from a nightclub. The attack was unprovoked and senseless. It appears to have been motivated by the defendant’s perceived sense of grievance that Oliver Dearlove and two of his male friends were talking to a group of young women, whom Trevor Timon knew.”The victim lived with his long-term girlfriend in New Eltham and worked in the City as a banker, the court heard. Oliver Dearlove’s girlfriend Claire Wheatley attends the trialCredit:Ed Willcox /Central News Oliver Dearlove's girlfriend Claire Wheatley attends the trial It appears to have been motivated by the defendant’s perceived sense of grievance that Oliver Dearlove and two of his male friends were talking to a group of young womenAnthony Orchard QC, prosecutor On Saturday Aug 27 last year, he was on a night out with friends in Blackheath, ending up at Zerodegrees bar and restaurant until just after midnight.Timon was in the nearby Morden’s nightclub along with the women, who cannot be named for legal reasons.The women left the club, followed by Timon, just as Mr Dearlove and his friends emerged from Zerodegrees and set off in the same direction, the court heard.Mr Dearlove had politely asked one of the women if she was hurt after she took off her high heels and began walking slowly along Tranquil Vale.She laughingly replied: “You know what, my feet are killing me”, jurors were told. Trevor Timon A former Coutts banker was killed with a single punch by a man who flew into a rage when the victim talked to a group of young women about high heels and baby pictures, a court has heard.Oliver Dearlove, 30, was friendly and polite as he chatted with the women in the street after a night out in Blackheath, south-east London, on Aug 28 last year, jurors were told.The casual exchange, lasting no more than 20 seconds, prompted Trevor Timon, 31, to fly into a rage and launch his “unprovoked and senseless” attack, the court heard. Oliver Dearlove and girlfriend Trevor Timon is accused of murderCredit:Central News last_img read more

On the ropes Nintendo only sold 59000 Wii U last month in

first_imgHas anyone managed to get excited about the Wii U since its launch? I certainly haven’t, and new sales figures for Nintendo’s console seem to suggest no one is.The latest figures coming out of market research company NPD Group actually suggests that video game sales in the US for January have increased compared to January 2012. But what isn’t mentioned is January this year was a 5 week month, where as last year it was 4 weeks.Gamasutra has been kind enough to do the adjustments, which in turn shows sales have actually fallen as a whole across the industry. But the news for Nintendo is particularly bad. Estimated sales of the Wii U console amounted to just 59,000 units. It could even be as low as 45,000 units.To put that in context, no current gen console has sold that few units in a month it has been on sale. Ever. Even the worst months have seen better sales than that. Nintendo’s own figures also show how interest in the console has fallen drastically. Sales of the Wii U $789.00 at Amazon from launch until the end of 2012 amounted to 890,000 units. To fall to just 59,000 units the following month must surely have alarm bells ringing inside Nintendo.Software sales are also pretty dire, with every game released on both the Wii and Wii U selling much better on the Wii in every case. That’s to be expected due to the huge difference in user base, but the Wii U ownership isn’t exactly growing fast to catch up.As usual, Nintendo’s success rests on the games it produces internally, and if these hardware sales figures are accurate, they desperately need a hit and a system seller. We know that a new Pikmin and Luigi game are scheduled for release at some point this year, and Nintendo has promised to show off a new 3D Mario game and Mario Kart for the Wii U at E3. I can’t help thinking they need some guaranteed hits sooner than that, though, or something to spark interest like a (big) price cut.If sales continue at this pace the installed base will be comparatively tiny when the PS4 and Xbox 720 make an appearance.last_img read more

HACCI hosts breakfast with Olga Kefalogianni

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A special breakfast with the Minister for Tourism of Greece Olga Kefalogianni, hosted at the MCG on Tuesday by the Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HACCI), was attended by over 50 representatives of the state government, business and the travel sector. Amonsgt others, the Greek minister stressed the importance of bilateral cooperation between Australia and Greece to promote tourism and other commercial and trade relations and highlighted the role of HACCI in this effort.last_img read more

Des tablettes Nokia sous Windows Phone 8

first_imgDes tablettes Nokia sous Windows Phone 8 ?Nokia travaille-t-il à l’élaboration d’une tablette sous Windows Phone 8 ?Windows Phone 8 serait-il un système d’exploitation spécialement conçu pour les tablettes ? C’est ce qu’on pourrait croire à écouter les explications de Stephen Elop, PDG de Nokia sur cette vidéo.  L’autre atout de cette interview tient au fait que l’on apprend également que la firme finlandaise travaillerait actuellement sur  des tablettes tactiles fonctionnant sous Windows Phone 8. Plus que jamais, le futur système d’exploitation de Microsoft semble entrer dans la réalité, surtout lorsque l’on sait depuis peu que l’os pourrait arriver à la mi-2012. Microsoft serait intervenu comme pour dire que les révélations seraient à prendre avec des pincettes, même s’il s’agit apparemment de la saison des fuites chez Nokia… Le 29 octobre 2011 à 20:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

The Allure of an Anime Soundtrack on Vinyl

first_imgFor Jonathan Dobyns, a co-founder of the project along with Clint Carney, it’s all about the music. An anime fan himself, specifically of what Tiger Lab calls the “golden age” of anime, Dobyns was drawn to old school titles that he could find on VHS. This coincided with his love of vinyl records, where there was some collecting overlap. The habits are similar, coinciding with the idea of holding a physical copy of something that you enjoy in your hands.Decades later, Dobyns decided to jump into anime soundtrack remastering, a niche that he felt needed exploring as vinyl was making a comeback.The company started off with a vinyl version of the 1987 anime film Wicked City‘s soundtrack, which came out in 2015. The score, created by Osamu Shoji, definitely has horror influences, with many of the tracks putting an organ front and center. It’s similar to the Urotsukidoji soundtrack in how it combines a number of genres and electronica to create a unique sound, which is appropriate considering Wicked City is cyberpunk defined. When most anime fans hear the name Urotsukidoji: Legend Of The Overfiend, they think of a few unsavory things: tentacle rape being the primary one. It’s a thing known for being sadistic and generally unpleasant, although that’s more on a visual level.However, Tiger Lab Vinyl are anime soundtrack specialists focusing on something else. As the company’s name suggests, the spotlight is on vinyl, and with Urotsukidoji, it’s the music.Urotsukidoji‘s score, done by Masamichi Amano, sounds like this bizarre combination of heavy metal, new age, and 8-bit. Throughout the same track, you’ll hear what sounds like instruments screaming, which will transition into flutes and then into pumped up arcade tunes. Since the animated Urotsukidoji premiered in 1987, you can say it sounds like a product of its time. However, its blending of disparate genres makes it feel like musical whiplash. Considering the content of the anime, this isn’t surprising. It’s probably extremely appropriate. Stay on target Finally, Ash Ketchum Is A Pokemon Master‘One Punch Man’ Get A Video Game, Probably Has More Punches Many of the soundtracks that Tiger Lab covers are ones that Dobyns himself grew up with. When starting Tiger Lab, he had a list of scores he wanted to tackle, which included Wicked City and Perfect Blue. It was a combination of nostalgia for the anime and reverence for the score itself.“Some of the music we’ve released has stayed with me for a long time,” he said. “I remember dubbing the opening cues to Devilman on a cassette tape to listen to over and over again. The way the dreamy soundscapes blended with the violent, prehistoric imagery was like candy to me.”Tiger Lab is jumping on a bandwagon that’s been rolling fast recently, and that’s the resurgence of vinyl. Forbes reported earlier this year that vinyl sales are expected to reach the $1 billion mark for the first time in the 21st century, so units are selling a lot. As somebody who mostly listens to Spotify, I never understood this, but I also never grew up with vinyl. Dobyns has memories of holding a record and can make comparisons between the clear quality of listening to vinyl and an MP3.“There’s something special about holding a record in your hands,” Dobyns said. “Staring at the beautiful artwork, reading liner notes, collecting all different variants of the same release, and most importantly the way it sounds.”Plus, it provides a more personal music-listening experience.“It’s so much more satisfying than shuffling through the iTunes library and checking out a jpg. of artwork. It’s something you can hold in your hands.”And in the vinyl industry, remasters of older soundtracks, especially ones that included film scores, were also getting notice, hence why Dobyns got into the game with a niche of his own. Thanks to his love of anime and vinyl, it seemed obvious.“I thought since the majority of labels were releasing horror and cult film scores, I could offer something different to the soundtrack community. It felt like a natural progression for me,” he said.The work Tiger Lab does is hyper-specific, with a clientele that has similar experiences as Dobyns did with anime and has the money to buy beautiful vinyl records and play them. However, Dobyns stresses that this is as much a personal project as it is a business venture. Urotsukidoji is already beginning to ship, and there will be a fifth title ready for production in the coming months. Dobyns won’t say what it is, but he promises it’ll be “a masterpiece from the tail end of what we like to describe as the golden era.”You can continue to listen to these soundtracks online (you can find most of them on YouTube in some capacity), but it doesn’t compare to holding a record that was produced legally and officially (according to Dobyns), so you’ll be supporting creators. Plus, the Urotsukidoji package looks like it’s made out of viscera, which will go well with your rewatch of hardcore, violent 1980s anime.Follow Tiger Lab on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.last_img read more

Motorcyclist suffers lifethreatening injuries after crash in Vancouvers Ogden neighborhood

first_imgA motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash Sunday night in the Ogden neighborhood. Emergency crews were dispatched at 7:23 p.m. to 8320 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive. The motorcycle and a car collided, and the motorcyclist was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Vancouver Fire spokesman Joe Spatz said. No other injuries were reported. The Vancouver Police Department is investigating the crash. A spokesperson could not be immediately reached for further details about the crash.last_img read more

Arnautovic set for early return from injury

first_imgWest Ham forward Marko Arnautovic could be back in training next week, ahead of schedule.The Austrian forward suffered a hamstring injury against Cardiff on December 4 and was expected to be sidelined until well into the new year.But boss Manuel Pellegrini revealed a piece of cheerful news to Hammers fans that Arnautovic is ahead of schedule, meaning he could even be involved in the squad against Southampton on December 27 and Burnley three days later.West Ham fans’ Christmas wishes may come true with Marko Arnautovic nearing a first team return.’Arnie’ will have to unwrap his car first though 🎁 pic.twitter.com/jeNOqz00I1 #WHUFCdeclan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) December 20, 2018“We will need to see his last examination, but I think that next week he will start working with the team,” said Pellegrini according to Belfast Telegraph.“Those names may be one of 25 names that have been said recently, and it is always the same answer, I do not talk about rumours, I am happy with the squad,” he said.“I know that we need to replace players that probably will not play much more this season like (Andriy) Yarmolenko, (Carlos) Sanchez, (Manuel) Lanzini, so we are calm, we will decide not now what we are going to do but we will decide.”last_img read more

Budget debate set to resume on Wednesday all ears tuned in for

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 6th 2017: One week after presenting its first Budget Communication to the people of The Bahamas, debate on its allocation and measures will commence on Wednesday in the House of Assembly.While it’s expected that line ministers will present their allocations and how they intend to spend in each area in the new fiscal year, many ears will be tuned in to hear how Government intends to reduce VAT and taxes in certain areas.So far measures outlined in reducing taxes include a .25 percent reduction in business license tax down from 1.5 percent. Hotels seeing turnovers exceeding US$400m, will now see their business license tax fall from 1.25 percent to one percent of turnover. Minister Turnquest added that excise duty on electric motorcycles will be reduced from 65 percent to 25 percent, as government looks to champion the new mode of affordable transport.The new government won the elections on the premise of repealing taxes implemented by the previous administration. However, during his budget presentation last week, DPM and Finance Minister, Peter Turnquest says his government was unable to remove all taxes as promised after finding what it describes as a “bare cupboard”, hinting that any tax reduction moves will have to be delayed.During the Speech from the throne, the government promised to repeal VAT on breadbasket items, all baby and children’s clothing, electricity, water, all health coverage and insurance, while creating tax free zones in Over-the-Hill communities.The debate on the Budget Communication 2017 2018 will commence tomorrow June 7th.#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasBudgetDebate20172018#BahamasGovernmentTaxRepealsOrTaxDelays Related Items:last_img read more

Brown gives his first Huddersfield interview

first_imgThe defender has recently arrived at Huddersfield Town from Tottenham Hotspur and he believes he can make a difference in the team.Defender Jaden Brown left Tottenham Hotspur recently and joined Huddersfield Town.The youngster has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with his new team, and he spoke for the first time since getting there.“It’s a new challenge for myself with being away from home, a new dressing room and a new opportunity,” he told the club’s official website.“It was an easy decision for me because I have more opportunities to be in and around the First Team and I thought that if I get that chance then that is something that I can try and take.”Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“As you get older the game changes and you’re not always playing against a technical player,” he added.“For me as a player I like to get forward a lot and you know you’ve got to do more defending in the box, more blocks, and more heading, so I can challenge my game a lot as well.”“Even off the pitch, with being away from home I can speak to someone who has got the experience and it’s easy to go to them to speak to,” he commented.“Living alone and doing new things, I’m excited.”last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF Subway Restaurants To Expand Its New Look To Nearly Half

first_img(NOTE: Wilmington has THREE Subway locations — 316 Lowell Street, 335 Main Street, and 206 Ballardvale Street.)MILFORD, CT — Subway restaurant guests will notice something different about their favorite sandwich shop – and we’re not just talking about the new menu innovations! More than 10,500 U.S. Subway restaurants will be remodeled with a new exciting design and décor by the end of 2020.Thanks to a multi-million-dollar grant program that will cover about 25 percent of the redesign costs, Franchise Owners are investing to remodel even more restaurants over the next year. These remodeled locations will join the nearly 1,400 global remodels already completed and the nearly 900 global remodels currently underway.“Our Franchise Owners and their staffs work hard every day to deliver a great Subway experience for their guests,” said Don Fertman, Chief Development Officer for Subway. “By participating in the remodel program, Franchise Owners are making a commitment to enhancing their guests experience, and showing their trust in the brand. Together, with all that is going on with our global transformation, we are taking this brand to an exciting new level.”The grant program and continued restaurant transformation is part of the brand’s global effort to deliver the best guest experience. The multi-year global transformation is centered on three key initiatives: updated, modern restaurant redesigns; bold new flavors, tastes and menu options; and greater convenience and enhanced customer service for guests.“Franchising works best when franchise brands and franchise business owners succeed together,” said Stephen Worley, Senior Director of Communications for the International Franchise Association (IFA). “IFA commends Subway for their efforts to facilitate these renovations, which can benefit franchise owners, their employees, and their customers alike.”Last year, in addition to the new redesign, Subway announced an $80 million investment to emphasize new flavors and create a more personalized guest experience in the restaurants. This new program, free to all Franchise Owners, is already in 14 countries, including France, Brazil, Singapore and Australia. The program features Flavor Stations, with even more flavors guests can use to customize their sandwiches and salads, and Beverage Stations, with such offerings as Tropical Strawberry Lemonade and Pomegranate Limeade. This program will be in all eligible U.S. restaurants this Summer.In addition, Subway continues its journey to bring new and exciting flavors and beverages to guests. The Ciabatta Collection and Hubert’s Lemonade are the latest in a line of exciting new flavor combinations and tastes guests can only experience at Subway restaurants. This year alone, Subway guests enjoyed the Ultimate Cheesy Garlic Bread, tasted the limited time only cool and spicy flavors of the Signature Wrap line up, and made their sandwich dreams a reality with freshly-baked King’s Hawaiian bread at select restaurants.About Subway RestaurantsThe Subway restaurant chain continues to evolve the dining experience, offering guests in more than 100 countries quality ingredients, as well as robust flavor combinations with nearly 7 million made-to-order sandwiches created each day. The Subway brand provides an alternative to traditional fast food offering guests billions of sandwich, salad and wrap combinations. All Subway restaurants are owned and operated by almost 21,000 Franchise Owners who employ hundreds of thousands of people globally. Franchise Owners and the company are committed to eliminating hunger by supporting hunger relief programs around the world.The Subway experience is also delivered online at Subway.com, through Subway.com/Delivers, and the Subway App.(NOTE: The above press release is from Subway via PRNewswire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSubway Introducing New Design, Kiosks, Improved Customer ExperienceIn “Business”Subway Goes Global To Combat Hunger on World Sandwich Day On November 3In “Business”Subway Restaurants Debut “Fresh” New Logo & SymbolIn “Business”last_img read more

Quaders remark on antidrug drive unkind BNP

first_imgObaidul Quader file photoThe BNP on Sunday alleged that the Awami League’s general secretary Obaidul Quader unkindly mocked humanity by his remark defending the extrajudicial killing in the name of ongoing anti-narcotic crackdown.”Obaidul Quader said one or two mistakes may happen during such noble (anti-narcotic) drive. What a cruel mockery it is! How come we accept mistakes that claimed people’s lives?” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.Speaking at a press conference, he also alleged Quader not only ignored the human rights but also defended the unlawful killings like killers and terrorists.”One or two mistakes may be committed in such drives,” Quader on Saturday said addressing at the inaugural programme of the Dolanchapa bus for women at Dhaka’s Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Saturday.The BNP leader claimed that the government is conducting drive against some ‘insignificant’ people and thieves and killing many of them instead of taking any action against powerful godfathers of drugs.He questioned as to why the government cannot stop the sources of drug and track down those help bring the narcotics in the country. “Whether it’s possible to keep open the sources of narcotics without the state patronage?”Rizvi said the MPs like Abdur Rahman Bodi with the help of the administration are controlling the drug trade and its source points.He said people want to know how influential ruling party leaders, including Bodi, left the country dodging intelligence agencies. “It’s the government which helped the godfathers of drugs flee the country.”‘The audio clips containing recorded conversations between Teknaf municipality councillor Ekramul Haque and his daughter and wife before and when he was shot dead by law enforcers have seriously shaken the feelings of people at home and abroad,” the BNP leader observed..He alleged that the government has killed 250 people, mostly youths, unlawfully over the last four months as law enforcers have given freehand to kill people.”The government is fully responsible for the unlawful killings. Law enforcers are killing people in the name of so-called crossfire and gunfight as the government let them loose. Political killing has also been taking place in the guise of anti-narcotic drive.”last_img read more

Ghatak hands out appointment letters to 602 youths in job fair

first_imgKolkata: The job fair organised by the Directorate of Employment under the state Labour department, has provided employment to 602 youths in the state. The appointment letters were handed over by state Labour minister Moloy Ghatak on Monday, at a programme held in Khudiram Anushilan Kendra.”We had roped in some leading companies for the job fair on September 4, where the job seekers came in direct interface with the employers. As many as 23 employers from sectors like transport, insurance, education etc. attended the job fair at this venue itself and interacted with the candidates. After conducting all interview formalities they have selected 602 candidates,” state Labour minister Moloy Ghatak said.Elaborating on the initiatives of the Employment Directorate for ensuring employment of youths in the state, Ghatak said his department has come up with 10 skill development centres for jute workers in various parts of the state.”We are providing training to youths on spinning and weaving of jute. A person who has passed the eighth standard is eligible for the training, which three months in duration. In the first month of basic training, the candidate gets a stipend of Rs 180 per day and in the second and third month, when they do practical training in jute mills, they get a stipend of Rs 250 per day. Following this training, they are employed by the jute mill itself,” the minister said. The employment is guaranteed as the jute mills have an agreement with the directorate in this regard.Amarnath Mallick, the secretary of the Labour department, said that the department will hold more such job fairs and will rope in IT, marketing and sales companies to participate.last_img read more

Related 5 vegetarian and veganfriendly destinatio

first_img Related5 vegetarian and vegan-friendly destinations around the worldGoing meat-free has never been more popular, or tastier. That’s why we’ve rooted out the destinations where plants are the stars of the menu. Whether you’re vegan, veggie, or just a curious carnivore, plan your next foodie trip to one of these plant-based culinary hotspots. 1. Tel Aviv  – fly…WestJet announces new routes to MexicoCanadian cheap flights carrier WestJet has announced that it will launch a new non-stop seasonal serviceBargain beaches on a budget10 great destinations for sun, sea and sand that won’t break the bank Following the furore over Top Gear’s recent comments about Mexico and then Albania, we take a look at countries around the world which have taken offence to affronts at their expense. MexicoThe Mexican ambassador complained to the BBC after Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May suggested that a Mexican sports car reflected the national characteristics of Mexico and would be “lazy, feckless, flatulent, leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat”. Clarkson also mocked Mexican cuisine, describing the food as “refried sick”. Why don’t you just say what you think Jeremy?MalaysiaClarkson’s comments on Mexico weren’t the first time he has enraged another nation. In 2007 he was criticised by the Malaysian government for his review of the Malaysian made Perodua Kelisa car. Clarkson described the vehicle as “unimaginative junk, with no soul, no flair, and no passion” before attacking it with a sledgehammer and then blowing it up.KazakhstanWhen Borat hit the big screens in 2006, the Kazakhstani government weren’t exactly overjoyed about being portrayed as a nation of inbred, anti-Semitic simpletons. However, although Borat’s ‘documentary’ could be in no way described as flattering (or indeed, accurate), the film sparked huge interest in Kazakhstan, with the country seeing increased numbers of tourist visits following the film’s release and a higher international profile.JapanThe BBC recently had to apologise to Japan after the Japanese embassy complained about jokes on comedy quiz show QI regarding a man who survived both atomic bomb drops. Tsutomu Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima when it was bombed on 6th August 1945 and then travelled to Nagasaki by train, which was bombed on the 9th August. The QI incident provoked such strong feelings that plans for Stephen Fry (host of the show) to film part of a new documentary in Japan have now been shelved.UKIn 2005, Jacques Chirac was reported to have cracked jokes about the British at a meeting with German and Russian leaders who then joined in the ‘dissing’ session. The French PM was quoted as saying “The only thing [the British] have ever done for European agriculture is mad cow disease.” However, we should perhaps take some comfort in the fact that Chirac spared British cuisine from the title of ‘World’s Worst Food’; that unwanted accolade went to Finland.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

4 SAlbufera Nature Reserve SAlbufera Nature Res

first_img4. S’Albufera Nature ReserveS’Albufera Nature Reserve can be found near Port d’Alcúdia on the northeast coast of the island. It’s one of Mallorca’s best bird-spotting destinations – there are more than 200 species, including beautiful purple herons. You can’t drive within the reserve, but there’s a car park near the Anglesos Bridge. From there it’s just a short walk to the Sa Roca visitor centre, where you can hire bikes and pick up maps. Observation platforms make spotting the local wildlife easy, and there are plenty of secluded, hidden bays to explore. It’s also easily accessible, as it’s close to Playa del Muro, which is one of Mallorca’s best beaches and home to some of Mallorca’s top beachfront hotels.Location: the north east of the islandOpening times: all year roundCost: free 3. CabreraIf you’re looking for wildlife-spotting locations in Mallorca, head to Cabrera, a tiny islet which is part of an archipelago with national park status. It’s especially famous for its lizards and birdlife, including ospreys and falcons. And if you’re wondering how to get to Cabrera? Simply hop on the regular boat tours which depart from Colonia de Sant Jordi and Porto Petro harbour.Location: just off the southern coast of MallorcaOpening times: the island is open all year roundCost: Expect to pay around £30 for a boat tour of the island RelatedTop 15 attractions and things to do in Palma de MallorcaArranged around a vast Gothic cathedral and the glinting Mediterranean sea, you can live the high-life for half the budget in the Balearic capital. Check out our top things to see and do on a city break in Palma, Mallorca.Bargain flights from £20: last of the summer sunFarewell summer, it was sweet while it lasted… “But no,” you cry, “It can’t be over! Where was the sun, for a start?” Well, you make a good point: the Met Office summary of the 2015 British summer is full of phrases like “below average”, “changeable” and “double the normal…Essential guide to 10 of the best Caribbean islandsConsidering a holiday to the paradise islands of the Caribbean? Planning a Caribbean cruise and trying to decide which beaches to hit? Whether you’re booking a family holiday, searching for a dream honeymoon or just wanting sand, sea and rum cocktails, here’s an essential guide to 10 of the best… 5. Alfàbia GardensHead to these beautiful gardens to admire the Islamic, Italian and English influences behind this spectacular chunk of Mallorca. The gardens date back to the thirteenth century, and are filled with orange trees, lemon trees, fountains and tropical plants. It’s also one of the island’s most fragrant places, thanks to an abundance of honeysuckle. One our favourite spots is the small bar, where you can enjoy a glass of homemade lemonade while breathing in the floral aromas.Location: Bunyola, a village 14 kilometres from PalmaOpening times: Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 6.30pmCost: £6.30 per person 6. Lluc SanctuaryConsidered the spiritual centre of Mallorca, the Lluc Sanctuary is a place of pilgrimage. When a carving of the Madonna (known as La Moreneta) was found here in the thirteenth century, a monastery was built, although it’s now a rustic hotel. But the figure is still on display in the seventeenth-century basilica, which is also the location for daily performances by local choirs. The Sanctuary is surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens and it’s a great base for hikes through the surrounding hills.Location: Escorca in north-west MallorcaOpening times: daily, from 9am to 4pmCost: £2.50 8. Fundació Pilar i Joan MiróThis popular museum celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017. Created as a tribute to legendary Spanish sculptor and painter Joan Miró, the museum contains over 200 of the artist’s paintings and 178 sculptures, along with textiles and ceramics. It’s a great time to visit, because the anniversary will be celebrated with an extensive range of talks, conferences and tours. A new book about the museum, Miro I la musica, will also go on sale.Location: PalmaOpening times: Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10am to 7pm, Sundays 10am to 3pmCost: £6.36 9. Mercat 1930When it comes to Mallorca’s top new attractions, this one should definitely be on your radar. Mercat 1930 will be one of Mallorca’s best markets. From June, you’ll find it in the beautiful city of Palma, in the cavernous basement of the Bahía Mediterráneo restaurant. There will be around 14 stands offering a wide range of local and international cuisine, and plenty of opportunities to sample some local wine or enjoy a delicious cocktail (or two), so it will be a great place for a pre-dinner drink. 7. BinissalemThis pretty village, to the north of Palma, is the heart of the island’s wine industry, and it’s where you’ll be find some of Mallorca’s best vineyards. Most of the wineries are open to the public, although during the summer months it’s advisable to call ahead. José L. Ferrer, Macià Batle, Vins Nadal and Son Prim are some of Mallorca’s most popular wineries and they can all be found here. They’re also great places to go to learn about Spanish wine. The top Mallorcan wines are Manto Negro and Callet red wines, and Moll white wine, and they’re all produced here.Location: The northern district of Raiguer 10. Serra de Tramuntana hiking hutWe know what you’re thinking: what’s so exciting about a hut? But if you’re one of the many hikers who come to the island to walk Mallorca’s top walking trails, it’s a rather exciting development, because it means easier access to the spectacular landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana. Constructed inside an historic stable building, this brand new refuge is large enough to provide overnight accommodation for up to 50 people.Location: Puig de Galatzó Mountain, Serra de TramuntanaOpening times: year roundCost: free 11. ArtàThis pretty little town, in the east of the island, is filled with beautiful, independent boutiques and cafés. Head there on Tuesdays, when the market takes place, to mingle with the locals and pick up some souvenirs. For spectacular views over the island, hike up to the battlements of the Santuari de Sant Salvador. If you’ve got time, squeeze in a visit to Ses Païsses, on the outskirts of the town. It’s a Talaiotic settlement which was founded 3,000 years ago. There are some beautiful beaches here, and this area also has some of Mallorca’s best caves. Location: the north-east coast of MallorcaSmitten with Spain? Check out these fantastic guides:The 10 best city breaks in Spain with kidsHere’s how to enjoy the best family holidays in Spain.15 of the most beautiful castles in SpainSpain’s top attractions include hundreds of beautiful castles, and here are the best.11 things to do in Madrid on a budgetPlanning on a cheap holiday to Spain? Here are the best budget attractions, including lots of free things to do in Madrid.*Published July 2017. Prices correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change and/or availability.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 1. Casa Robert GravesRobert Graves was a British author best known for his historical novel I, Claudius. Graves moved to the pretty village of Deià in 1929, and this is the house he used to live in. The property has been wonderfully preserved, and it’s filled with books, paintings and other everyday objects which he owned, along with copies of his most famous works, including I, Claudius. The furniture, fittings and wall hangings are all original, and there’s a beautiful rambling garden filled with olive, carob and almond trees planted by Graves.Location: Deià , in the north of the islandOpening times: Monday: 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 3pmCost: £6* per person2. The Cathedral of Santa Maria of PalmaOtherwise known as La Seu, this is one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in Europe. Legend has it that a storm hit as James I the Conqueror was sailing towards Mallorca. He vowed that if he landed safely he’d build a church on the island, and in 1230, the foundation stone was laid. Work continued for over 400 years and Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi even put his mark on it. It’s open to the public and highlights include a small museum and the Portal del Mirador, a fifteenth-century door by Guillem Sagrera which features scenes from the Last SupperLocation: Palma, the island’s capitalOpening times: Monday to Friday, 10am to 5.15pm. Mass is held on Sunday.Cost: £3.30 per personlast_img read more