Tackling Discrimination in Housing

first_imgTackling Discrimination in Housing According to NPR, a proposal from HUD on the Fair Housing Act would target “disparate impact,” or unintentional discrimination. Critics of the proposed rule have stated that it would limit the ability to fight discrimination in housing.”It’s important because it allows us to really get at discrimination that’s not intentional,” says Nikitra Bailey, a lawyer with the nonprofit Center for Responsible Lending on NPR.According to Roger Clegg, President of the Center for Equal Opportunity, “There are always going to be racially disproportionate results for any policy.””If you have a landlord who says, ‘I’m not going to rent to people with a history of violent crime,’ ” Clegg says. “The fact that that has a racially disproportionate result does not make it discrimination.”According to NPR, HUD says it can’t comment on the proposed rule yet. But in an earlier statement, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said the department “remains committed to making sure housing-related policies and practices treat people fairly.”According to an article by economist John Wake in Forbes, the black homeownership rate is not vastly different now than what it was when the 1968 Fair Housing Act became law.Wake notes that black homeownership increased by 20% from 1950 to 1970, before housing discrimination was outlawed. Since the Act, however, the rate has remained flat. Wake offers some possible explanations.Wake notes that, as a form of compromise, the Fair Housing Act did not include strong enforcement powers.“Just four months after the Fair Housing Act was signed into law, the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 was signed into law,” Wake said. “It included the soon to be infamous Section 235 program from FHA that let lower-income people who couldn’t qualify for other mortgages get these new subsidized mortgages with down payments as low as $200 and subsidized, below-market interest rates as low as 1%.”HUD’s proposal is expected to be released sometime in August. 22 hours ago 86 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Government, Newscenter_img Fair Housing Act HUD< Discrimination 2019-08-01 Seth Welborn Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgTreadRight FoundationTTCUNTWO Pictured: Cordula Wohlmuther, UNWTO Head of Institutional Relations and Resource Mobilization/IY2017; TTC CEO Brett Tollman; Miranda Tollman; and Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UNWTOThe Travel Corporation (TTC) has become a Diamond Sponsor of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, in partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).The United Nations 70th General Assembly designated 2017 as the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, with the aim to support changes in policies, business practices, and consumer behaviour towards a more sustainable tourism sector that contributes to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)s.Over the years, TTC – in partnership with its TreadRight Foundation – has supported more than 40 sustainability projects in nearly as many destinations across the globe, to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership, and support for communities. “We were eager and honoured to support the UNWTO in this latest initiative because we recognise that our sector has a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to drive sustainable development around the world,” said TTC chief executive Brett Tollman.“In 2017, we look forward to helping mobilise industry stakeholders and educate policy-makers as well as the general public about the value of tourism to bring about positive change.”This year the global UN system, and global community at large, will promote tourism’s role in the following five key areas:      Inclusive and sustainable economic growthSocial inclusiveness, employment and poverty reductionResource efficiency, environmental protection and climate changeCultural values, diversity and heritageMutual understanding, peace and securityA full program of activities was unveiled by the UNWTO on January 18, 2017 on the occasion of the Opening of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism For Development in Madrid, Spain at UNWTO Headquarters.TTC joins several other travel and tourism organisations from around the world as the first sponsors to join the UNWTO to support the program of activities recently unveiled at the opening of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism For Development in Madrid.last_img read more

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first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ The lack of offense created by Fitz, along with new quarterback Kevin Kolb, has caused some to doubt Whisenhunt’s tenure, at least as an offensive coordinator, but Fitz insisted the problem is not with Whiz. Instead, he said the blame lies elsewhere.“There’s nothing that the coaches are doing wrong,” Fitzgerald said. “At some point, players need to take the onus, we have to take responsibility for what’s going on out on the field. Coaches can only do so much.”The Cards went into this season with high hopes, having made some decent acquisitions in the offseason and signing Fitz to a long-term deal that practically makes him a Card for life (barring any trades), but the season has not gone so well. The Cardinals are coming off of their bye week with a 1-4 record and face a formidable opponent on Sunday with the Pittsburgh Steelers.“Talk is talk and actions are actions and we need more action,” Fitzgerald said.You’re right, Fitz. Your team needs more action. Your coaches need more action. Whiz’s job — and a season — depend on it. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation With Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt rumored to be on the hot seat, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald stepped in to say that fans should be blaming the players, not the coach.“There’s nothing wrong with what he’s teaching,” Fitzgerald said Thursday on Arizona Sports 620’s Big Red Rage. “It’s the same concepts that he was running in Pittsburgh when he was winning championships, it’s the same concepts we were running a couple years ago when we were division titles.” Comments   Share   center_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more


first_img 0 Comments   Share   Stinson said he was hampered by a groin injury that he had surgery on the previous summer, however, and is confident he’ll be a different player for the Cardinals now that he’s healthy than he was last season in college.“I just played the whole season with it nagging and stuff like that, and it just started to get worse and worse,” he said .”I just fought through it and did what I could do for the team because they didn’t have another end that controlled the edge and stopped the runs. I just went ahead and did it for the team.” And, his role with the Cardinals may also be a little different, too.“In the defense at Alabama, I could pass rush, one-on-one pass rush, but when it comes to our defense and how our defense…pretty much our big emphasis was to stop the run,” Stinson said. “We had to make sure we played the blocks right, so that’s what I did; played the blocks right and then convert afterwards.“(There were) a lot of teams that didn’t really get to see my pass rushing ability.”Stinson started all 14 games of his junior campaign, when he tallied 8.5 tackles for loss and three sacks. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals added to their defensive line with their fifth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Cardinals took Alabama defensive end Ed Stinson with the No. 160 overall pick. Stinson, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 290 pounds, started 12 of the Crimson Tide’s 13 games as a senior, recording two tackles for loss and a sack. “This guy is a powerful player,” Cardinals GM Steve Keim said. “He’s explosive through his hips and he does a nice job chasing down the line of scrimmage laterally.” Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact – / 22last_img read more

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first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals may have dominated the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys Monday night, but the offensive line could not protect Carson Palmer.The special teams unit gave the Cowboys a short field, and Dallas made enough big plays to beat the Cardinals, 28-17, in Arizona’s home opener.Since 1990 only 24.4 percent of teams that started 1-2 made the playoffs according to ESPN. The good news for the Cardinals is the NFC West is still up for grabs. The Los Angeles Rams are 2-1 but the Seattle Seahawks, the team most thought would win the division, are sitting at 1-2. Top Stories To say that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer needed to take a big step forward in last week’s game against the Los Angeles Rams would qualify as a major understatement.• Injuries are primary concern for 49ers on expiring contracts (Niners Nation)The San Francisco 49ers have some notable players hitting free agency at the end of this season, and many of those players have injuries as their primary concern. I’m not sure who the 49ers will choose to extend before the season is over, but injuries have to be a large factor in those conversations.• 49ers Q&A: Who’s the priority for a contract extension? (Sacramento Bee)Do they wait till after the season to start extension work and who do they try to extend? Tartt looks incredible might be tough for Reid.Tuesday, September 26• 49ers Release Unofficial Week 4 Depth Chart (49ers.com)The San Francisco 49ers communications staff released an updated unofficial depth chart for the team’s Week 4 road game against the Arizona Cardinals.• Reuben Foster, Eric Reid unlikely to return from injury this week (ESPN NFL Nation)So could Foster return as soon as this week against Arizona?“Not right now,” Shanahan said. “I’d be shocked if he came back this week. I’d be surprised. We’re taking it week-to-week. I’m not really expecting him this week, but you never know with some of these athletes. He might be there, but not expecting it right now.” “It’s always good to do your job. That’s what it boils down to,” Goodwin said. “I look forward to building off of what we had last week and keeping it going. We’re ready.” • Keeping it real: Kyle Shanahan, Bruce Arians earn players’ respect with unrelenting honesty (ESPN Nation)Although it was almost exactly five years ago to the day, Arizona Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea still vividly remembers his first taste of coach Bruce Arians’ brutal honesty.• 49ers Sign CB K’Waun Williams to Three-year Contract Extension (49ers.com)“Since joining us this offseason, K’Waun has displayed every trait and characteristic we want to see from our players,” said 49ers General Manager John Lynch. “He is a tremendous competitor on the field and a true professional in our building. K’Waun has continued to get better and better every day and we wanted to ensure he would be a part of what we are building moving forward. I am really excited for both him and our team.”• DeForest Buckner ‘dominating’ but still seeking that extra step (ESPN Nation)The traditional metrics found in a regular NFL boxscore might not show it but San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle DeForest Buckner has been one of the league’s best interior players through the first three weeks of the season.• Carlos Hyde ranks third in NFL in rushing, listed as limited through two Week 4 practices (Niners Nation) • 49ers’ Elvis Dumervil looking to rack up 100th sack (SF Gate)Dumervil, 33, has been doing it so well, for so long, that his sack sheet includes 48 quarterbacks. The laundry list features old Eagles (Donovan McNabb), young Eagles (Carson Wentz) and mid-career Eagles whom Dumervil sacked when they were Steelers (Michael Vick).Friday, September 29• 49ers’ defense eager to atone for last performance (SF Gate)“I cannot wait,” Saleh said Thursday, “I cannot wait for Sunday to see what we’re made of.”Yes, Saleh and the 49ers are quite eager to visit the Cardinals, a game that will take place 10 long days after they followed two promising season-opening performances with a stinker. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo His son was at the forefront of the NFL movement that mushroomed Sunday, but Eric Reid Sr. wasn’t watching as more than 200 players silently protested during the national anthem to shed light on racial injustice in America.Instead, Reid Sr., the father of 49ers safety Eric Reid, was delivering words from the Bible. He did so as players across the league knelt, sat or raised a fist, inspired to protest by President Trump’s angry words delivered Friday.• 49ers want pressure from defensive line full of first-round picks (San Francisco Chronicle)The 49ers? They have three sacks. As a team. After three games.Yes, the pass rush has been a problem.“It wasn’t good enough, you know?” head coach Kyle Shanahan said. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img In 26 career games against the Niners, Fitzgerald has 2,067 receiving yards and 16 receiving touchdowns, both of which represent the highest total by a player against the 49ers in league history, according to ESPN Stats & Information.• Bruce Arians: 49ers’ offense has familiar feel under Kyle Shanahan (SF Gate)The winless 49ers’ record isn’t reminiscent of their recent glory days, but they’ve got this going for them: Their offense is similar to how it looked when they were winning under Jim Harbaugh.At least that’s the opinion of Arizona head coach Bruce Arians, a two-time NFL Coach of the Year who shares an offensive bent with Harbaugh and 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.Arians said Shanahan has been successful because he isn’t married to a certain scheme.• 49ers vs. Cardinals: 5 key matchups to watch for San Francisco (Niner Noise)Whoever wins or loses will largely be determined by which players execute better and come up with the big play at the right time.For those factors to go the Niners’ way, the team will have to win a number of one-on-one matchups this Sunday.• PFF lists Elvis Dumervil as 49ers ‘secret weapon’ (Niners Nation)Dumervil could be a key cog this weekend against the Arizona Cardinals. The Arizona run game is struggling in a big way, which could mean significantly more passing down situations. The 49ers need to get pressure on Palmer, as he has struggled under pressure this year. If the 49ers can get anything close to consistent pressure on Palmer, they might have a chance to spring an upset in the desert. 16 Comments   Share   Wednesday, September 27• On the road: 49ers bracing for exhausting October (SFGate.com)Their odyssey begins Sunday in the Southwest (at Arizona) before they move to the Midwest (at Indianapolis on Oct. 8) and finish on the East Coast (at Washington on Oct. 15).That’s nearly 10,000-miles-in-16-days journey that will mark the first time they’ve played three straight regular-season road games since 2005.• 49ers place DT Carradine on IR (SFGate.com)The 49ers placed Carradine, 27, on injured reserve today after he sustained a high ankle sprain in last week’s loss to the Rams.Carradine is a likely candidate for short-term IR, meaning he could return this season but he must be sidelined for the next eight weeks.• For 49ers, learning how to win can only come from doing it (ESPN NFL Nation)Although there’s little doubt that coach Kyle Shanahan has been frustrated by his team’s 0-3 start, he hasn’t altered his approach. To this point, the most angry he’s been publicly after a game was after a five-turnover performance in the second preseason game against Denver.• Brian Hoyer’s approach won’t change after much-needed productive game (ESPN NFL Nation) The Cardinals know the sky is not falling. But to make fans feel better for at least one week, head coach Bruce Arians and company will likely need a dominating performance against the winless San Francisco 49ers this Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.All week, we’ll take you to San Francisco to give you an inside look at the story lines and players surrounding the divisional showdown between the 49ers and Cardinals.It’s Behind Enemy Lines.Saturday, September 30• Sources: Carlos Hyde to test hip pregame, expects to play Sunday (ESPN Nation)San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde, listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Arizona, expects to play against the Cardinals but will first test his injured hip pregame, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.• Fitz and Friends: 49ers rookies eager to meet receiver (SF Gate)The 49ers feature three rookie wideouts who were in early elementary school when Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald arrived in the NFL 13 years, 1,147 catches and 14,633 yards ago.• Defensive bounce back, especially in pass-rush, key for 49ers in Arizona (ESPN Nation)On the heels of a short week, the Niners defense struggled mightily against the Rams last week. Though they didn’t want to make any excuses for allowing the Rams to hang 41 points on them, the 49ers looked forward to having a little extra time off before this week’s game against Arizona. In order to win in the desert, they’ll need a defensive bounce back, particularly from the front four. • Brian Hoyer’s career as a starting quarterback began with Cardinals (ESPN Nation)Hoyer made his first NFL start in that Week 17 game against the San Francisco 49ers. It had taken him four seasons to get to there.On Sunday, his career will come full circle when he visits the Cardinals as the 49ers’ starting quarterback.• Marquise Goodwin Eager to Prove 39 Points in Week 3 was Just the Beginning (49ers.com) The same goes for safety Eric Reid, who is dealing with a posterior cruciate ligament injury in his left knee.• 7 Takeaways: Rams 41 – 49ers 39 in Week 3 (49ers.com)The San Francisco 49ers fell to 0-3 on the season following a 41-39 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on “Thursday Night Football”. San Francisco nearly overcame a nightmare start, but the comeback fell just short.Here are the top takeaways from Week 3. (Let’s be honest, where do you even begin after a game like that?)• Brian Hoyer Overcomes Early Adversity, Posts Huge Numbers vs. Rams (49ers.com)Hoyer finished with 332 passing yards, the second-highest single-game total of his career. He added two touchdowns through the air and the one rushing score. That’s an impressive recovery after a nightmare start on the game’s first play.• 49ers Sign LB Mark Nzeocha, Place DL Tank Carradine on IR (49ers.com)The San Francisco 49ers announced on Monday that they have signed linebacker Mark Nzeocha (nuh-ZAH-chuh) from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad to a one-year deal. In order to make room on the roster, the team has placed defensive lineman Tank Carradine on the Injured Reserve List.• Faith behind Eric Reid’s decision to kneel during anthem (San Francisco Chronicle) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The San Francisco 49ers released their Thursday practice participation report yesterday afternoon, and running back Carlos Hyde was again listed as limited. He suffered a hip injury last Thursday, and while he did leave the game, he would eventually return. He will likely be listed as questionable on Friday’s final injury report, but it is hard to see him sitting this weekend.Thursday, September 28• Eric Reid: 49ers plan to do ‘something together’ during national anthem (SF Gate)During the 49ers’ first three regular-season games, safety Eric Reid has been the lone player to kneel during the national anthem.On Sunday, it’s expected that Reid will join his teammates in a show of unity during the anthem before the 49ers’ meeting against the Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. That doesn’t necessarily mean Reid won’t kneel, but the 49ers plan to show solidarity after their 12-man leadership council met with head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch this week in the aftermath of President Trump’s angry comments about protesting NFL players.• Kyle Shanahan: Longtime 49ers nemesis Larry Fitzgerald is ‘still great’ (ESPN NFL Nation)No wide receiver in the history of the NFL has been more of a thorn in the side of the San Francisco 49ers than the Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald.last_img read more

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Milan Italy – Reported by Elite Traveler the pri

first_imgMilan, Italy – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineAmongst brick walls and 200-year-old vaulted ceilings in a 15th century former convent, renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has created a relaxing and luxurious atmosphere removed from the hustle and bustle of the world’s fashion capital. The new Four Seasons Hotel Milan Spa, which recently opened its doors in mid-July, is a serene retreat housing seven treatment rooms, a lap pool under an original brick ceiling, an authentic Turkish bath, sauna, Scottish shower, fitness studio and signature hair spa.Under Urquiola’s direction, the interior design incorporates materials native to Italy that showcase some of the region’s classic design motifs, from warming stones to wooden walls etched with beautiful silkscreen patterns. Through a combination of warm colors and design techniques like serigraphy, the exceptional arrangement ensures a de-stressing atmosphere.Four Seasons Hotel Milan Spa invites its guests to experience luxury product houses La Prairie and Sodashi. La Prairie combines the science and innovation of the modern century with the time-honoured art of cosmetics and thermal spa experience to develop offers that extend beyond temporary or surfaced rejuvenation practices and instead, impress long-lasting effects on the vitality of skin make-up. Such treatments include the very exclusive caviar firming treatment, which uses caviar pearls to firm the skin and make it soft and silky. La Prairie products will also be used in a range of massage and relaxation techniques.Sodashi is the ideal choice for those seeking a holistic and organic approach to beauty, as these products offer a combination of natural elements, plant extracts and essential oils that tender a healthy and motivating effect on the skin. One of such treatments available is Samadara, an anti-age ritual that takes advantage of the Ayurvedica philosophy, which stresses balance of three elemental humours, to reactivate the vital energy of the skin and uses Sodashi products to hydrate, regenerate and nurture. In effect, the elasticity and consistency of the skin improves, diminishing the signs of age.In addition to these products, the spa features a contemporary hair spa by the renowned Rossano Feretti, creator of the innovative “Methodo” cut. The fitness area, which offers a personal trainer and yoga lessons, is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment from Technogym’s Excite line, a dedicated stretching area with stretching machines, circuit training from Arkè, a weight lifting area and a Kinesis Personal Heritage system with an accompanying video for self-instruction.www.fourseasons.com/milanlast_img read more

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first_imgAustin, Texas – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineAustin’s award-winning Barton Creek Resort & Spa is unveiling its reinvigorated Three Springs Spa on June 21, forming a powerful synergy of balance and wellness for all who visit. This all-encompassing retreat provides ample opportunity to quiet the mind, heal the body and renew the spirit through uncommon body and skin therapies, expert fitness instruction, guided stretching, meditation and fresh spa cuisine all surrounded by the Hill Country.“We are excited to share Three Springs Spa with the local community, resort members and guests,” said Shana Ominsky, director of spa and wellness at Barton Creek Resort & Spa. “With a range of exceptional treatment offerings and unexpected touches that highlight each of the five senses, guests are ensured an experience that is second to none and will depart with a renewed sense of streamlined balance.”Guests can begin their journey in Tranquility, a unique enclave that creates the ideal atmosphere for guests to unwind prior to their therapies. Tranquility is highlighted by a naturally-occurring limestone wall, unearthed during the spa’s recent renovations and created by pure spring water trickling over its surface for more than 25 years. This distinctive lounge creates a quiet, calming escape for spa guests.“Tranquility is a true testament to the transformative power of water,” said Paul Carrozza, Barton Creek’s first director of wellness. “Just 25 years ago, this limestone wall would have not appeared to have any noteworthy physical characteristics, but in that relatively short time has become a unique example of natural forces creating something exceptionally beautiful.”The 25-minute Tranquility experience begins with guests choosing from among five unique rituals, each with its own essential oils and soothing hand-picked teas – “Flow” to instill clarity, “Glide” to inspire renewal, “Drift” to promote muscle comfort, “Rush” to encourage vitality and “Cleanse” to relieve stress. After taking three cleansing breaths with their chosen essential oils, guests will receive a Marma point massage to stimulate facial points that correspond to the body’s seven chakras. The vibrations and healing sounds of ancient Tibetan bowls help to alter consciousness and create a deep sense of inner peace. Flowing massage techniques are also applied to specific areas of the body.In addition to the Tranquility rituals, Three Springs guests will be able to choose from a wide array of spa offerings including body treatments, massage therapies, skincare, salon services and fitness instruction. New signature treatments include the following:-Limestone Enriched Mud Detox Wrap (50 minutes) – A revitalizing mud treatment designed to refresh the entire body. Limestone nutrient-rich mud helps re-mineralize, exfoliate and detoxify the skin. An indulgent application of soothing body cream and a scalp treatment completes the experience.-Grape Seed Body Scrub (50 minutes) – An invigorating scrub that exfoliates the skin with grape seeds from local Hill Country wineries. Grapes grown in enriched limestone soil have nutrients that help restore and revive the skin. The scrub is followed by an orange citrus body balm.-Hill Country Lavender Essence (80 minutes) – Locally farmed lavender paired with salt to exfoliate the body and awaken the senses, followed by a full-body massage with infused lavender oil.-Signature Rainfall Treatment (80 minutes) – Begins with a 50-minute massage followed by an invigorating body brush. Then a stimulating herbal scalp treatment. Flowing water from the Vichy showers drenches the body and stimulates the skin.www.bartoncreek.com/spalast_img read more

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first_img WASHINGTON – New court documents allege Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces targeted veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin and then celebrated after they learned their rockets had killed her.The papers were unsealed Monday in a suit her relatives filed against the war-ravaged nation.Assad has denied that his forces targeted and killed Colvin in 2012 to silence the 56-year-old New York City native’s reporting.But in new documents unsealed in federal court in Washington, a former Syrian intelligence worker who defected from the country provides details about how Assad’s military and intelligence officials sought to capture or kill journalists.The intelligence defector said that after Colvin’s death was confirmed, Syrian Maj. Gen. Rafiq Shahadah exclaimed: “Marie Colvin was a dog and now she’s dead. Let the Americans help her now.” by Deb Riechmann, The Associated Press Posted Apr 9, 2018 8:46 am PDT Last Updated Apr 9, 2018 at 9:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Slain reporter’s family says Syrian forces targeted herlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jan 2, 2019 7:00 pm PDT Singer-songwriter Pegi Young, who was formerly married to Neil Young, has died.In a Facebook post, her family says she died in her native California on New Year’s Day following a year-long battle with cancer.Pegi Young was married to Neil Young for 36 years until their separation and divorce in 2014.She was the inspiration for some of Neil Young’s love songs, including “Such a Woman,” “Unknown Legend” and “Once an Angel.”She began as his background singer in the 1990s, sharing the stage with him at the 1994 Academy Awards and numerous tours over the course of 20 years.She released three solo albums since 2007 and toured extensively on her own, occasionally with Neil on guitar.Pegi Young also founded the Bridge School with her former husband, for children with severe disabilities.The Canadian Presscenter_img Pegi Young, singer-songwriter and former wife of Neil Young, dies of cancerlast_img read more

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first_imgAvengers help unveil $5M donation for seriously ill children by Jonathan Landrum, Jr., The Associated Press Posted Apr 5, 2019 12:22 pm PDT Paul Rudd, from left, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Iger, Brie Larson, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Renner attend Avengers: Endgame stars and Disney announce Universe Unites Charity at Disney California Adventure Park on Friday, April 5, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ANAHEIM, Calif. — Some of Marvel’s top Avengers have assembled to support a $5 million donation to benefit seriously ill children in hospitals around the globe.Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd and Brie Larson helped unveil the donation of money and toys to benefit charities and children’s hospitals at Disney Resort in Anaheim, California, on Friday.After the announcement, the “Avengers: Endgame” stars visited kids from the local Boys & Girls Clubs to play at the LEGO store in downtown Disney, where toys with their characters’ likenesses were unveiled.Toys and products from the new Marvel superhero film will be sent to children’s hospitals throughout the country as well as Give Kids the World, a non-profit resort in central Florida.Jonathan Landrum, Jr., The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_imgJune 25, 2001Human Nature, a dynamic movement collective, have spent a week at Arcosanti for their retreat-training to prepare for their performance this weekend.[Photo by Jeffrey Manta] Their performance, entitled “NOW”, was their “seventh consecutive summer apperance at Arcosanti”.last_img

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first_imgGuy, and three A&M students, wheelbarrow the mix to the construction site. June 1, 2011A group of students of the Texas A&M University College of Architecture visit Arcosanti for an afternoon of assisting the construction crew in forming a new set of steps for the Energy Apron project. Here, the students learn about the plan for the construction of the Energy Apron’s first full-size greenhouse. Guy Flagg [right of center], Arcosanti resident and crew leader in construction, explains the work to be done.  [photo & text: Logan Bier] [photo & text: Logan Bier]center_img [photo & text: Logan Bier] [photo & text: Logan Bier] Two A&M students become thoroughly engaged in shoveling silt for the concrete mix. last_img read more

August 25 2014photo by Tomiaki TamuraThe recent s

first_imgAugust 25, 2014photo by Tomiaki TamuraThe recent summer storms have blanketed the desert landscape with sprouting green all around Arcosanti. This timely gift from heaven gives our dedicated groundskeepers much needed relief from their daily watering routines.[photo & text by Tee]last_img

Remarkable growth in tourism revenues

first_imgThe Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) on Tuesday called the increase in June revenues, a rise of 15.3 per cent to €347.2m over the same month in 2016 “remarkable”.The cumulative total revenue for the first half of the year, CTO said had now reached a record of nearly €1 billion, a hike of almost 20 per cent over the same period last year.According to CTO, the average spending from nearly all markets for the period January-June had increased, either due to increased daily spending, or due to an increase in the length of stay of the tourists or both.The CTO said that according to the data there has been an increase of 12.5 per cent in spending per stay by Russian tourists from €691.98 in June 2016 to €766.39 this year.Israeli spending was up from €497.22 last year to €634.41 this year. In this case, despite daily spending going down 2.3 per cent there was an increase of 34.1 per cent in the length of time they spent on the island.UK tourists spent less overall. Even though their daily spend was up 0.9 per cent, their overall spending was down 5.4 per cent because they had reduced their length of stay by 3.7 per cent. Overall, British tourists spent €757.96 in June 2017, down from €801.38 in June 2016.On average expenditure per tourist during their stay in June 2017 reached €734.89 compared with €728.53 in the corresponding month of the previous year, recording an increase of 0.9 per cent. Expenditure per person per day for June 2017 compared with June 2016 also recorded an increase of 0.9 per cent.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Overworked legal service needs more staff to avoid mistakes says AG

first_imgTHE Legal Service must be adequately staffed and overhauled as a matter of urgency because the risk of mistakes being made in cases where large sums are at stake for the Republic of Cyprus is visible, Attorney-general Costas Clerides said on Friday.Speaking to reporters at a news conference on the occasion of completing his fourth year at the helm of the Legal Service – “though they seem like 400 years”, he joked – Clerides listed the problems facing it and noted that “it is imperative for certain measures to be taken”.The Legal Service, he said, has taken on a substantially greater workload since the 2013 financial crisis and the ensuing Eurogroup decisions, which resulted in the handling of “thousands of cases filed in the courts raising, among others, issues never before seen in Cypriot judicial precedent”.“Additionally, in recent years we are seeing a substantial increase in the number of issues or questions submitted to the Legal Service by all government departments and services, in connection with the interpretation and implementation of legislation, many of which are unnecessary and result from a certain aversion to responsibility or fear of sanctions from civil servants handling such issues,” Clerides charged.Commenting on the service’s staffing issues, the AG said the current state of affairs is “tragic”, with government lawyers “forced to work outside of their working hours at no pay just to cope with their duties and tight deadlines”.The number of lawyers at the Legal Service, he added, was insufficient in the past, and is all the more so since March 2013.“It is inconceivable that state lawyers are assigned hundreds of serious cases each, which, in the private sector, would comprise the workload of an entire law firm,” Clerides said, adding that the ongoing staffing problems “jeopardise the stature of the Legal Service and the state itself”.“The risk of mistakes being made in cases where large sums are at stake for the Republic, or challenge significant decisions made by the state, is visible,” he warned.“Increasing staff numbers at the Legal Service is a necessity. But this, in and of itself, would not be a satisfactory solution to the problem.”In addition to more staff, Clerides explained, the Legal Service needs to be reorganized and become a truly independent department.He said that a delegation from Ireland’s Public Service Academy will arrive in Cyprus later this month to review options and advise on the planned reorganization of the Legal Service.“But the most important element, which, if achieved, will constitute a milestone in the history of the Legal Service and a great contribution to justice and solidifying the rule of law, is the goal of rendering the Legal Service truly independent,” the AG said.“This means detaching the Legal Service and its lawyers from the public service, equating – to the extent possible – the service’s lawyers with judicial officials, and giving the Legal Service control over its budget.”The details of allowing the service to control its own budget will be discussed with Finance Minister Harris Georgiades, but the point is for the Legal Service – and not the minister – to decide where to funnel its money based on its own needs, Clerides explained.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Restaurant review Andria steak grill restaurant Paphos

first_imgI always thought steak houses were dominated by men, men eating nothing but meat. So it was a relief upon stepping into Andria steak & grill restaurant that women were also seated at tables celebrating with their menfolk.Chef Stelios Nicolaides and his brother Marios first opened 15 years ago in Coral bay as a snack bar and slowly developed into this meat lover’s destination. It’s a restaurant of quiet ambition set on land that belonged to their grandfather and although most would now hardly believe that this busy tourist strip was once just one large vineyard there is land that has been set aside to supply the restaurant with all its fresh vegetables and seasonal fruits so Stelios can boast the only regular purchases made for the restaurant are ketchup, mayonnaise and beef. In addition of course there is also a very good selection of fish and chicken dishes as an option.Two friends who relish nothing better than sinking their teeth into good quality beef joined me to test drive some of the popular dishes on the menu. We began with an amuse bouche which here was very good: served in little glass dishes packed full of flavours and it worked well in awakening any recalcitrant taste buds. There is a daily blackboard of ‘specials’ and these include steaks, chicken, fish and prawn dishes plus a range of cocktails (do bust out and savour the Porn star beverage) then there is also a selection of imported flavoured ciders.We started with a delicious plate of Carpaccio accompanied with very tasty rounds of Bruschetta plus a basket of homemade bread, there followed a refreshing dish of salmon Ceviche which again came laden with flavour, then it was on to the main course. Stelios believes that if one is serving the very best beef then this has to be accompanied by the very best sauces, and when I asked him what he loved cooking most I wasn’t surprised when he said it was his home made sauces. We all agreed that this love was indeed reflected in the perfectly cooked fillet steak served with a really excellent mushroom sauce. Chef’s other sauces include a Blue cheese, pepper and a zinging garlic sauce to partner your Rib eye, steak Rossini, T bone, fillet or Chateau Briand.The blackboard menu offered a new one to me and when I asked what a Tomahawk steak was a few minutes later Stelios arrived at our table sporting a wooden board on which rested the bone Rib Steak weighing in at 1.2kg and cut from the fore-rib with the entire rib bone left. The long bone is then French trimmed, leaving a rather amazing presentation – as it is bone in Rib steak it has quite a large amount of inter-muscular fat which gives it stacks of flavour when cooked.The resting period is vital for steaks and the Tomahawk requires at least 10-15 minutes to allow heat from the bone to re distribute across the meat so one is delivered of a lovely succulent juicy steak, which although quite expensive coming in at twice or triple the cost of a boneless rib eye there seems to be a good number of devotees out there who make a regular pilgrimage to Andria for this somewhat ‘primal’ feast.The question would then be after consuming this would a pudding be out of the question? Sad then if you miss out on the crème brulee or the cheesecake served with fresh fruits and last week I was treated to chef’s very own home grown blackberries which was a real treat. Okay this is not a ‘cheap’ dinner but again here the motto is indeed true. You do get what you pay for, and at Andria it will always be quality and great flavours with every bite.VITAL STATISTICSSPECIALTY Steaks/Surf and Turf/chicken and fish/grilled prawnsWHERE Andria steak& grill restaurant, Coral Bay, PaphosCONTACT-26 622622 or 99 545556, www.andriarestaurant.co.ukHOW MUCH from €30 upwards depending on the cut of meat etc.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

British resident dies in moped accident

first_imgA British resident of Avgorou, Famagusta, aged 77 died on Monday evening after the moped he was driving was hit by a car.According to police, the moped was hit by a car driven by a 47-year-old man on Karyon street in Avgorou, at around 6.45pm. The driver, who was trying to make a right turn, cut off the moped that was coming from the opposite direction and caused the pensioner to be thrown from his vehicle.He was taken to Famagusta general hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The Brito, police said, was wearing a protective helmet. The 47-year-old was given a breathalyser which showed zero alcohol consumption.You May LikeYahoo SearchResearch Best Compact SUV Cars. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today!Yahoo SearchUndoDr. Marty3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. MartyUndoHepatitis C Treatments I Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Hepatitis C – Research About Hepatitis CHepatitis C Treatments I Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more