Go back to the enewsletter Some 15 years after its

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterSome 15 years after its doors first opened to the world, The Henry Jones Art Hotel is new again. Over the past two years, Australia’s first art hotel has been transformed with an upgrade of all rooms and suites, the development of two restaurants, the appointment of a new General Manager and Art Liaison, the creation of a $20,000 Art Prize for Tasmanian emerging artists and, most recently, the launch of a fresh website with a new style of film and imagery.Each of the boutique hotel’s 52 rooms and four suites have received a generous upgrade, including new carpet, plaster and paint, windows and shutters, lighting, tiling, giant TVs, super-king beds, gas fireplaces, a range of hard and soft furnishings and much more, totalling $1.7 million spent over two years.© The Henry Jones Art Hotel – photo credit Adam GibsonThe new-look hotel now also offers two of Hobart’s most sought-after restaurants: a premium dining experience from the wood-fired Asado grill at Landscape Restaurant & Grill (which debuted in October 2016) and a contemporary, colourful and ever-changing menu at Peacock and Jones.The Henry Jones is a living and breathing art gallery, displaying over 400 artworks by Tasmanian artists, each piece available for sale at the hotel or via The Henry Jones website.Situated next door to the Tasmanian School of Art and with a full-time Art Liaison, Emine Lewis, the hotel will now further support the local arts community by offering an Art Prize valued at $20,000 for the first time in 2018, awarded to artists independently deemed as ‘early career’.© The Henry Jones Art Hotel – photo credit Adam GibsonA giant glass atrium over a marketplace courtyard, a grand heritage function room and various other atmospheric event spaces make The Henry Jones a stunning canvas for the Art of Weddings.  Already a popular venue for occasions ranging from conferences to concerts, the Events Team has now enhanced its wedding offering with creative add-ons, including a roving bartender to create custom cocktails from a golden trolley, an Oyster Butler shucking-in-the-moment and plenty of decadent treats utilising jam.The changes come amid a tourism boom in Tasmania, drawing visitors from around the globe to experience the fine hospitality, food and wine and cultural encounters the island has to offer.The Henry Jones Art Hotel was an early pioneer in Tasmania’s emerging high-end tourism market and is run by Federal Group Tourism, which also manages the globally acclaimed Saffire Freycinet and storytelling hotel, MACq 01.© The Henry Jones Art Hotel – photo credit Adam Gibson“You might say The Henry Jones has been our blueprint for success,” says GM of Federal Group Tourism, Matt Casey.“It has a way of intimately connecting our guests to Tasmanian culture in an immersive and very personal way, which is now a central component of the magic that defines the Federal Group Tourism properties that have emerged since the launch of The Henry Jones.”“We’re over the moon about the next iteration of The Henry Jones.  We’ve been staggered by the success of our new restaurants and very excited about the hotel refurbishment.”The property has been recognised with an impressive cabinet of awards since its inception. In 2017 alone, it was recognised as Australian Hotel of the Year by the Australian Hotels Association and as Australia’s third best in Deluxe Accommodation at the 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Luxury five star hotels in Barcelona Hotel Arts Ba

first_img Luxury five star hotels in BarcelonaHotel Arts BarcelonaComprising 44 storeys of exposed granite and steel, the Hotel Arts Barcelona, which overlooks the Port Olímpic marina, is ideal for those wanting easy access to both the city centre and the coast. Everything inside this beachfront hotel screams luxury – from the Acqua di Parma toiletries to the Frank Gehry fish sculpture at the building’s base and the “Cava concierge” who dispenses complimentary fizz to those staying on Club floors. It’s perhaps most famous for its culinary offerings, with no less than six restaurants, including creative tapas dishes by chef Sergei Arola at Arola restaurant, and Michelin-starred dining at Enoteca. Love the finer things in life? Then you might want to head to one of the rich and famous’ favourite hotels around the world for your next trip.Where:Carrer de la Marina 19-21, Port OlímpicRooms:From £253 a night Hotel Neri Relais & ChâteauxThis palatial hotel is located in Barcelona’s Jewish quarter, in a building which dates back to the twelfth century. Las Ramblas, La Boqueria market and the Picasso museum are all just a short walk away, but staying put is just as much fun. There are regular jazz concerts and guests are spoiled when it comes to food, with four restaurants to choose from. Couples will love the dimly-lit Neri restaurant, with its centrepiece of huge medieval stone, while the rooftop Roba Estesa is famous for its juicy steaks and potent cocktails – the burger and drink combo for €18 is the best deal. Where:Calle Sant Sever 5, Barri GoticRooms:From £220 a night RelatedThe ‘luxury hostel’ revolution: are hostels the new hotels?We speak to the author of new e-book Luxury Hostels of Europe, Kash Bhattacharya about the hostel revolution.The best hotels in Málaga for every budgetPlanning on a holiday in sun-soaked Málaga on Spain’s Costa del Sol? Whether you’re looking for family friendly accommodation, a cheap hostel for you and your mates, or a romantic five-star hotel on the beach, we’ve got plenty of options for every holiday budget.10 best cheap hotels and hostels in BangkokHeading to Thailand’s beautiful capital, Bangkok, and looking for a budget-friendly hotel or hostel? Whether you’re after a cheap and cheerful bunk on Khao San Road, or a five-star spa hotel with a swanky rooftop bar in Sukhumvit, we’ve rounded up the best Bangkok accommodation for you. Mid-range and boutique hotels in Barcelona1898 HotelWhy 1898? It was the year that Spain lost the Philippines in the Spanish-American War. But there don’t appear to be any hard feelings, as this beautiful boutique hotel is housed in the former headquarters of Philippines Tobacco. The owners have clearly set out to recreate the opulence enjoyed by nineteenth century Spain’s richest traders, so it’s hardly surprising that it’s a popular hangout for models and rock stars. The rooms are on the small side but they’re all beautifully designed, with faded maps on the walls, extensive pillow menus and Etro toiletries. The hotel has an enviable location in the old town centre, handily close to Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and on one of the busier stretches of main thoroughfare Las Ramblas, but your good night’s sleep is safe thanks to the sound-proofed rooms.Where:Las Ramblas 109, Ciutat VellaRooms:From £140 a nightThe SerrasThis boutique hotel merges New York chic with Catalan cool and with five star facilities, it’s a bit of a steal for the price. It’s just a short walk to the beach at Barceloneta, a trendy location, with plans to open a Soho House nearby and the achingly cool El Born Barrio. Rooms are large and airy, with a predominantly monochrome colour scheme and occasional pops of colour. The best bit is The Rooftop bar which overlooks the waterfront. Head there for cocktails or high-rise gastronomy prepared by the hotel’s Michelin-starred chef, Marc Gascons. Where:Passeig de Colom 9, Barri GoticRooms:From £158 a night Hotel Granados 83Named after its address, this 77-room hotel is not only easy to find, it’s a wonderful melange of different styles: part New York loft, part Grecian temple, part Hindu shrine. As odd as this might sound, it actually works rather well. Rooms are undeniably masculine, with vast expanses of dark leather and chrome, but large balconies prevent feelings of claustrophobia. There are two restaurants along with the stylish G Bar a cocktail-swilling haven filled with white leather sofas, fragranced candles and pieces of art from the owner’s private collection. Five minutes walk and you’ll be at Diagonal Metro Station, a good point of access into the main Barcelona attractions and a direct line to El Prat airport (around one hour). Want to see Barcelona through the eyes of a local? Follow our insider guide to the best things to do.Where:Calle Enrique Granados, 83, Eixample DistrictRooms:From £43 a night Mercer Hotel, BarcelonaHistory buffs will love the Mercer Hotel, which is filled with ancient fortifications and medieval arches, lying in the shadow of Barcelona Cathedral and in the midst of the Gothic Quarter. Don’t forget to check out the hotel library, where you’ll find Roman frescos, uncovered during the building’s renovation. Beyond the Roman ruins, there’s a rooftop pool, complimentary mini-bars and a beautiful hotel bar famous for having one of Barcelona’s largest selections of gins. Our insider tip? The 28 rooms are all beautiful, but room 108 takes some beating, with an exposed original wall which dates back to the second century AD. Guests seeking privacy will love room 106, which has a small balcony overlooking an inner courtyard, tucked away on its own at the back of the hotel.Where:Carrer dels Lledó 7, Barri GoticRooms:From £329 a night Majestic Hotel and SpaRegarded as one of Barcelona’s finest hotels, the 275-room Majestic Hotel and Spa can be found in all its Neo-Classical glory on Passeig de Gracia, one of the city’s busiest avenues. It’s a great base for those who like to treat themselves – there are over one thousand works of art on the hotel’s premises and the award-winning spa (treatments from €55) is regarded as one of the best in Barcelona. The rooms come with huge windows, antique furniture and some of the biggest beds you’ve ever seen in a hotel. If you’re feeling extravagant, book the penthouse apartment, which comes with its own private Jacuzzi pool on the terrace. Where:Passeig de Gracia 68, Eixample DistrictRooms:From £224 a nightcenter_img Looking for other hotels in Europe?: W Hotel BarcelonaHead to this hotel for gorgeous views over the Mediterranean Sea. Rooms have serious sex appeal, with frosted glass panels between the bathrooms and bedroom areas (not for everyone, admittedly) and large sea-facing balconies. This is the ideal hotel for beach lovers – it’s perched right on the water’s edge on the Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, and some of the city’s best seafood restaurants like El Suquet de l’Almirall are just down the street, where you can share a proper Catalan paella for €36.50 a plate. Back at the hotel, the Eclipse Bar on the 26th floor is the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights, when DJs take to the decks and guest mixologists throw together weird and wonderful cocktails for Barcelona’s beautiful people. Where:Plaça Rosa dels Vents 1, La BarcelonetaRooms:From £182 a night Budget hotels and hostels in BarcelonaUrbany Hostel BarcelonaThis colourful hostel (think day-glo murals, graffiti and brightly-painted walls) is huge, with 400 beds. And while Poblenou – the coastal neighbourhood in which it’s located – is one of Barcelona’s quieter areas, you can walk to Gaudi’s monumental Sagrada Família cathedral in ten minutes and there’s plenty going on within the hostel itself. Facilities include a gym and pool, and overall the place is rather hi-tech, with iPhone chargers for those low on juice and a giant touch screen which allows guests to leave messages for friends. Rooms sleep two, four, six or eight people, and breakfast is included. Still not convinced youth hostels aren’t all about cramped rooms and smelly shared kitchens? This guide to the best hostels in Europe may surprise you.Where:Avinguda Meridiana 97, Poblenou DistrictRooms:From £20* a night in a single room, but a slightly cheaper non-refundable rate is available Liked this? Try these…Best of Barcelona: things to do in the Catalan capital from a localUncover the best of Barcelona with our insider tips on what to see and do.Why winter is when Barcelona is at its bestThere are fewer crowds of tourists and much less noise, winter in Barcelona is a time of relaxation, great weather, family moments and good food.When’s the best time to book flights to Barcelona?Are you missing out on cheap flights by booking at the wrong time? Knowing the best time to book can be tricky, but worry not because our travel tech experts have analysed millions of bookings from the UK to bring you the most detailed best time to book data yet!*Published April 2017. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are 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 TOC Hostel BarcelonaAnother hotel-hostel hybrid but managing to secure the pros of both breeds, this friendly guesthouse in the up-and-coming Eixample district has a range of beds from neat and cheap capsule dorms to family suites. This hostel wins on shared facilities, with an outdoor pool area, giant screen and comfy lounge for plenty of catching up with fellow travellers after a night on Las Ramblas. Plaza Cataluña is a fifteen minute walk and you can jump on a bus and be at the beach in ten minutes. Best of both worlds in every sense.Where:Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 580, Eixample DistrictRooms:From £10 for a dorm, £50 a private double roomlast_img read more

1 Snoring like a sleepdeprived walrus If youre

first_img1. Snoring like a sleep-deprived walrusIf you’re trying your best to survive a long haul flight, this one is brutal if your dad passes out and snores for hours like his life depends on it. You know, when it sounds like a pack of frustrated dogs are growling at a hoover sucking up wee bits of Lego. Double points if he falls asleep on the airport luggage belt like this poor chap here.2. Wearing a bumbag when he’s clearly not The RockOK dads, let’s get one thing straight. Unless you’re Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, you will never be cool enough to pull off a bumbag. This is fact. To earn the right, you must first win several wrestling titles, star in many triple-A blockbuster movies and achieve the kind of physical prowess that gives Chuck Norris night terrors. Have you done all of that yet dad? No? Then take it off. 3. Getting horrific lobster sunburnYou’ve probably seen this type of dad before, the kind who would happily walk topless into the fire of Hades before admitting they need more sun cream. Even if their torso starts looking like that fake bacon you get on a McMuffin, they’ll still lay on the beach with their top off. If you need natural beauty to distract you from the image of red-chested middle-aged men, you might want to consult our guide to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Just focus on the soothing sight of the crystal blue water…4. Telling stories of his youthful holidays”I remember when I was your age I had some pretty ‘crazy’ holidays myself. It was about 1976 when the lads and I hopped into the Mini Cooper and drove to the flagship Butlins in Skegness for the weekend. We went to the disco after dinner and that’s when I first met your mother, and then a few drinks later–”OK STOP! Stop right there, dad!Please… 10. Giving you sweets to stop popping earsThis will go one of two ways: if you’re flying, your dad will offer you a hard sweet – most likely a butter mint or humbug – to keep your ears from popping during take-off and landing. But if you’re on a road trip, he’ll have the glove box utterly rammed with the buggers, like he’s the Walter White of candy, pushing his minty crack onto anyone within spitting distance. Just call him ‘Heisen-Dad.’ 14. Tagging you in the holiday photosHave you ever felt the sinking dread in your stomach when a friend request from your dad appears on Facebook. Imagine that, but multiply it as he starts to tag you in every blurry, badly timed, and embarrassing holiday photo possible. That one of you hungover AF after too many Sangrias? Tagged. The one of you sunburnt to crisp? Tagged – and so on, all for your mates to see.https://twitter.com/RowenaWedgwood/status/76743377670838272215. Reminding you he cares.To be fair, after all the embarrassing things dads do, it all boils down to them being one of the best friends we’ll ever have. Sure they may make us cringe with their carefree antics and when he tells you how much you matter to him, but in the spirit of Father’s Day, sometimes you have to just laugh it off and enjoy your time on holiday. Cheers dad, you’re all right really.(Even if you’re not actually The Rock) 12. Tucking his shirt into his shortsNow this is a classic that defies known logic. You could give your dad a pass if he’s doing this to hide his beer gut in the waistband of his shorts. Like, let’s say his beach body diet crashed and burned, then that’s understandable. But most times this one isa fashion omnishambles of the tallest order.https://twitter.com/MVroom_Vroom/status/37647881405624320013. Belly-flopping into the poolWhat starts as a valiant attempt at a graceful dive into the ocean ends up being a source of embarrassment for all involved. First you get the jiggling run up achieved by years of bad diet and lager, followed by a thunderous slap as water collides with flesh, piercing the sky like a bolt of lightning cast from Odin’s spear. He’ll emerge, but his pride will be sleeping with the fishes. 5. Finding British pubs abroadThere’s nothing like going abroad to get away from it all, only for your dad to drag you along to watch the Champions League final in the nearest British pub. Who needs golden beaches and new cultures when your dad can get an ice cold Carling and discuss the implications of goal difference with the locals? 6. Wearing sandals with socksFashion apocalypse aside, most of us normal folk wear sandals to keep our feet cool during a summer holiday. But then dads ruin it by adding white socks into the mix for … reasons? “Are you intending to wear sandals and socks while in the country?” should be asked to all dads at airport security. center_img 11. Failing at haggling on an epic scaleDads love a challenge, like stubbornly attempting to build furniture alone when it’s clearly a two-person job. Many dads enjoy haggling in markets, and this usually starts with them bragging to mum about how they’re going to get a good deal on a watch. After a few heated words with the stall owner they’ll return defeated, clutching five watches, a rug and some sort of leather bag. The harrowing expression on their sweating face will scream ‘help me’. 7. Dad dancing at the resort discoHands up if this is familiar: you’re unwinding at the resort disco, your old man’s already smashed four bottles of Sol, then ‘Uptown Funk’ comes on. Suddenly your dad enters beast mode and transforms into the dancing king of Spain, flailing his arms like he’s being given electric shocks at irregular intervals. Rock on dad!8. Treating you like a kid in public – loudly”OK, we’ll catch you at the hotel later tonight, enjoy your dance club! Just remember to have plenty of milk before you go out drinking to line your stomach. And plenty of water. At least five glasses for every two pints. Have fun sweetie, we love you, bye!”Ugh. Double ugh if you brought a mate along. 9. Playing Dad rock in the carThis one especially applies to road trip holidays with your dad. Whatever happens, do not give him control of your Spotify account. You better believe he’s not going to chuck on some Stormzy or Ed Sheeran. It’ll be Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steely Dan and Peter Frampton for miles, and chances are you’re going to hate it. Consider yourself warned. Need inspiration for a holiday this year? We’ve got bags of it…17 must have travel gadgets for your summer holidays16 ridiculously cheap places to go on holiday in 201715 Mediterranean holiday destinations you can’t miss this summerIt’s not too late to jet off this summer! Our guide to the Mediterranean is full of unmissable destinations which are ideal for a sunny getaway.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 Related9 international dishes that you’ve got to try once in your lifeWe asked the Skyscanner community to share their favourite meals from their home countries. We’ve a bulging menu from around the world, including New York pancakes, Swedish meatballs and Lithuanian cepelinai. Find out what the locals really eat, and let’s tuck in!22 of the strangest items Skyscanner travellers have bought on AmazonWant to have a nosey into everyone else’s online shopping basket? Turns out that those who use Skyscanner’s flight search also have an affinity for oddly-shaped cushions, travel gadgets and Ghostbusters. Take a look what other strange things you guys have bought and check-out what a typical (or perhaps not…21 signs that you’re ready to travel soloThinking about taking that first solo adventure? Travelling on your own can be liberating; you decide the route, the itinerary, the budget. But it can also be pretty daunting; romantic dinners for one, finding new friends, negotiating bus timetables alone. How many of these signs describe you? Take the test…last_img read more

Las Vegas Nevada – Reported by Elite Traveler th

first_imgLas Vegas, Nevada – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine.The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas is now offering a Bachelorette Gateway package, allowing brides and their entourage to indulge in the luxury and glam of Sin City before the big day.The Bachelorette Gateway package includes overnight luxurious accommodations at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, located in the heart of the Vegas strip. Brides-to-be will receive a complimentary suite upgrade, valid with a minimum of five rooms. The package also features the Tian Quan Thermal Experience at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, including Herbal Steam Room, Laconium, Experience Showers, Vitality Spa, Ice Fountain, Tepidarium Chairs and a Relaxation Lounge. Classic Afternoon Tea Service at the Tea Lounge and a Champagne toast at Mandarin Bar are also included in the package.The Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas was recently award AAA Five Diamond rating and is the city’s only triple Forbes Five-Star property. The hotel received Five-Star designation in 2012 for the hotel, spa, and fine-dining restaurant. Interior designer Adam D. Tihany and architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox designed the sophisticated sanctuary, which evokes a sense of modern elegance.Rates for the Bachelorette Getaway package begins at $217 a person, per night based on double occupancy. For more information and reservations, please call 1-888-881-9578 or email molas-occassions@mohg.comwww.mandarinoriental.com/lasvegaslast_img read more

SeaDream Yacht Club has published its 2010 Caribb

first_imgSeaDream Yacht Club has published its 2010 Caribbean and European schedules and itineraries for those travelers who are planning ahead.“While we still have limited space on some 2009 voyages which we fully expect to sell, we are already experiencing solid demand for 2010. Our guest repeat business, which is always historically strong, has shown vibrant booking patterns already for next year,” said SeaDream President, Bob Lepisto.“In fact, our reservations department reported substantial interest in 2010 even before our schedules and itineraries for next year went on our website,” he added.As in previous years, 2010 will find the small, sleek, 56-couple, mega-yacht cruisers SeaDream I and II sailing in the Caribbean in the winter months and European waters in the summer. They will call not only at vibrant port cities (for pre- and post-voyage visits), but at small and exclusive seaside towns and villages where the big passenger ships can’t go.Calling at small yachting ports is a specialty of SeaDream. In the Caribbean the elegant SeaDream twins will sail in the British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico’s Virgin Islands, French West Indies, Netherlands Antilles and the Windward and Leeward Islands.Embarkation and debarkation ports include convenient and accessible air gateways – San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, Barbados and St. Maarten and relaxing eastbound transatlantic crossings are available from San Juan and Barbados.In Europe SeaDream I and II will sail in the Mediterranean, the Aegean Sea and the Adriatic Sea, along the exciting Croatian coast all the way to Venice. Embarkation ports include Malaga, Barcelona, Nice, Monte Carlo, Rome, Venice, Athens, Istanbul, Malta and Dubrovnik.New ports in 2010 for SeaDream’s Caribbean sailings are: Norman Island, BVI; Mayreau, Grenadines; Portsmouth, Dominica; Bequia, Grenadines; Soufriere and Rodney Bay, St. Lucia; Le Desirade and Marie-Galante, Guadaloupe; St. Croix, USVI; Basseterre, St. Kitts, Falmouth Harbour, Antigua and Coconut Grove, Nevis. Many Caribbean port calls include late evening departures, for example at chic St. Barts where SeaDream guests can enjoy the lively restaurant and nightlife scene.SeaDream is also offering more active land options in the Caribbean. Examples are: Snorkeling and diving off The Indians & Treasure Island in BVI; Diving off Saba; River rafting in Dominica; a catamaran trip to Mustique and a drive-in volcano on St. Lucia, among others.New ports for 2010 for SeaDream’s European sailings are: Formentera and Motril, Spain; Sete, France; Sifnos Island, Parga, Greece; Rab, Croatia, Poltu Quatu, Porto Rotondo and Los Maddalena, Sardinia; Syracuse, Marsala and Lipari, Sicily, Italy; Valletta, Malta and La Goulette, Tunisia.The European schedule includes more calls at what has been termed the “new” Mykonos – Naousa village on the Greek island of Paros and the lovely and unspoiled. Island of Sifnos, Greece.www.seadream.comlast_img read more

AVENTURA Fla – To complement its awardwinning c

first_imgAVENTURA, Fla. – To complement its award-winning championship courses, The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club is proud to announce a partnership with the prestigious ESPN Golf Schools. This joint venture, presented by American Express, will provide resort guests and members with a number of world-class instructional programs, private instruction and personalized corporate events.“The partnership between The Fairmont Turnberry Isle and ESPN Golf Schools will greatly enhance the golf instructional program offered to our members and resort guests,” said Bob Coman, director of golf. “As a result of this relationship, more people will be enticed to utilize our exceptional golf facilities, which recently received a $45 million makeover from Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd. I firmly believe it’ll only take one experience to hook our visitors.”As part of the new commitment, the resort will feature the following programs for all skill levels and ages:*Three-Day Resort School This comprehensive, instructional program emphasizes all aspects of the game including full swing, video analysis with a tape of individual instruction, chipping, pitching, putting, bunker and course management. School includes unlimited range practice, greens and cart fees following each day’s instruction, plus daily breakfast and lunch, and a luxury amenity bag.*Golf Schools for Women (three-day) The curriculum for women is similar to the three-day resort school and also includes unique components, such as fashion, skin care, fitness and product knowledge. Same inclusions as three-day.*3-Club Tour A one-day program that focuses on the three most important clubs: driver, putter and wedge. Other features include access to demo drivers, a comprehensive pocket notebook, 6:1 student to teacher ratio, unlimited driving range practice, lunch and a $300 certificate good toward enrollment in other ESPN Golf Schools. Premium golf equipment is free with each enrollment.*Beginners Tour Students receive an introduction to the game and basic instruction including grip, posture, scoring, golf etiquette and other fundamentals in this one-day program. Premium starter set of golf clubs is free with each enrollment.*Clinics Daily, weekly and junior clinics allow players to improve their game.*Private Lessons Private lessons are offered year round by an on-site ESPN-trained professional at one-half hour, hourly, and as a playing lesson for nine holes.*Executive Golf Executive Golf Programs can be designed for personalized instruction on all facets of the game, corporate tournament hospitality, employee recognition, sales incentives and more.www.fairmont.com/turnberryislelast_img read more

Anote Tong president of Kiribati addresses the 2

first_img Anote Tong, president of Kiribati, addresses the 2015 Sustainable Development Summit, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at the United Nations headquarters. Montreal photographer-turned-filmmaker Matthieu Rytz hopes his debut film will put the plight of the tiny Pacific Ocean island nation of Kiribati on the map. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Frank Franklin II by Linda Barnard, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 19, 2018 9:06 am PDT Last Updated Jan 19, 2018 at 10:01 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Montreal filmmaker at Sundance explores plight of tiny nation Kiribaticenter_img PARK CITY, Utah – Montreal photographer-turned-filmmaker Matthieu Rytz hopes his debut film will put the plight of the tiny Pacific Ocean island nation of Kiribati on the map.That’s more important than the career boost he’ll get from his documentary “Anote’s Ark,” says Rytz, who was at the Sundance Film Festival for the movie’s world premiere on Friday night.The Republic of Kiribati is in danger of being engulfed by rising water levels or wiped out by new patterns of extreme weather, all sparked by climate change.Sitting alongside the film’s namesake and narrator, former Kiribati president Anote Tong, Rytz explained the documentary is more about climate justice than climate change, as it tells the story of the human toll from looming land loss from rising seas.A year ago, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” had its world premiere at Sundance, where former U.S. vice-president Al Gore predicted extreme weather caused by climate change would create millions of displaced climate refugees. “Anote’s Ark” puts faces to the statistics.“It’s not interviews with people telling you whatever is happening. It’s real life,” says Rytz, who stumbled on Kiribati’s story after completing a photojournalism project for the New York Times on a similar situation faced by the people of the threatened Kuna Yala islands, off Panama’s Caribbean coast.Instead of focusing on numbers and scientists, he opts for a character-driven story about Tong and 36-year-old Sermary Tiare, a mother of six who has an opportunity to leave Kiribati — which has a population of about 100,000 — for a new life in New Zealand.Rytz, who is also the cinematographer on the film, followed Tong over a four-year period as he tried to turn the world’s attention to the remote island. Kiribati gets overlooked because people tend to hone in on melting glaciers as evidence of climate change, says Tong.“A lot of people miss this because they tend to focus on the northern hemisphere,” says Tong, who told the UN General Assembly in 2008: “yes, we sympathize with what’s happening with the polar bears, but don’t forget there are a lot of people in our part of the world who will lose their homes.”The dignified, soft-spoken Tong is a realist about the “brutal reality” of what will happen to Kiribati.A mass relocation, even one done with dignity, isn’t an ideal solution, he says. Other options that have been discussed include raising the nation’s islands or moving to futuristic floating cities.About 20-square-kilometres of land on a Fiji island have been purchased for possible relocation, which gives a sense of comfort that something is being done, Tong says. However, the loss of culture and the deeply spiritual connection for the nation’s citizens would be irreversible, he adds.That’s evident in how Tiare struggles to adjust to life in New Zealand.“She’s not the same at the end of the movie,” says Rytz.What the global community does today in response to climate change won’t save Kiribati, says Tong.“But what (people) need to do is ensure we don’t continue to do the damage that we know we’re doing. We’ve got to understand what we are doing is not sustainable,” he says. “I ask no more than that.”The documentary includes a speech to the UN by former U.S. president Barack Obama, who Tong joked has apologized to him for failing to get the hang of properly pronouncing Kiribati as “Kiribass.”Rytz says he deliberately left current U.S. President Donald Trump — and his skeptical views on climate change — out of “Anote’s Ark.”“We all know those clips of Donald Trump and we all hate them and at the end I was like, ‘He doesn’t deserve to have even one second of that movie,’” says Rytz.Tong, who left office after his fourth term, continues to be an ambassador for climate change, although the new Kiribati government doesn’t support his initiatives and is “trying to follow another path,” says Tong.“Our people are interested to know what is to be their future,” says Tong. “Will there be a place for their children?”———On the web: http://www.anotesark.com— Telefilm Canada contributed to the cost of Linda Barnard’s trip to the Sundance Film Festival.last_img read more

Police Bank robbery suspect trying to impress Tay

first_imgPolice: Bank robbery suspect trying to impress Taylor Swift FILE – In this Dec. 8 2017 file photo, Taylor Swift performs at Z100’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York. Police say a Connecticut man with a crush on singer Swift robbed a bank and then went to the pop star’s Rhode Island mansion where he threw cash over a fence in an attempt to impress her. Bruce Rowley, of Derby, Conn., is charged with robbing an Ansonia bank on April 4, 2018. Police say “it seemed he wanted to propose” to Swift, so he drove about 60 miles to Westerly, Rhode Island, and started throwing some of the roughly $1,600 he’s charged with stealing over Swift’s fence. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Apr 11, 2018 5:56 am PDT Last Updated Apr 11, 2018 at 11:21 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img ANSONIA, Conn. – Police say a Connecticut man with a crush on singer Taylor Swift robbed a bank and then went to the pop star’s Rhode Island mansion where he threw cash over a fence in an attempt to impress her.Bruce Rowley, of Derby, is charged with robbing an Ansonia bank on April 4.Police say “it seemed he wanted to propose” to Swift, so he drove about 60 miles to Westerly, Rhode Island, and started throwing some of the roughly $1,600 he’s charged with stealing over Swift’s fence.Rowley was pursued by Rhode Island State Police back to Connecticut where he was arrested. That’s where he allegedly told police about his plan.The 26-year-old Rowley was held on $100,000 bond at his arraignment Friday. Online Connecticut court records don’t list a defence attorney.last_img read more

NORRISTOWN Pa – The Latest on a Pennsylvania boa

first_img NORRISTOWN, Pa. – The Latest on a Pennsylvania board’s recommendation that Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator (all times local):1 p.m.Bill Cosby’s representative says the 81-year-old plans to fight the recommendation from a Pennsylvania board that he be classified as a sexually violent predator.Andrew Wyatt said Tuesday that Cosby would see the prosecutor’s office in court. A judge will make the final determination if Cosby will receive the designation.Cosby was convicted of assault in April and is already required to register as a sex offender.The designation is defined in state law as a person who has “a mental abnormality or personality disorder that makes the person likely to engage in predatory sexually violent offences.” It would require Cosby to receive counselling for the rest of his life from an approved treatment provider.Cosby is due to be sentenced Sept. 24. He faces up to 10 years in prison.___11 a.m.Pennsylvania’s Sexual Offenders Assessment Board is recommending Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator.The Montgomery County District Attorney requested a hearing on the report Tuesday so a judge can decide if Cosby will be classified as a sexually violent predator. No date had been set for the hearing as of early Tuesday.The 81-year-old was convicted April 26 on sexual assault charges related to accusations he had drugged and assaulted Andrea Constand in 2004.The report, which looks at 14 different areas to determine the status, is not public. State law requires Cosby to register as a sex offender. The classification would require increased treatment in prison and increased notification of neighbours upon release.Cosby is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 24. A message was left with his lawyer. by The Associated Press Posted Jul 24, 2018 10:42 am PDT Last Updated Jul 24, 2018 at 11:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Latest: Bill Cosby to fight violent predator designationlast_img read more

Poet laureate Tracy K Smith launching podcastrad

first_imgPoet laureate Tracy K. Smith launching podcast-radio show by The Associated Press Posted Oct 2, 2018 7:02 am PDT Last Updated Oct 2, 2018 at 7:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The country’s poet laureate, Tracy K. Smith, is launching a weekly podcast and radio program called “The Slowdown.”Smith said in a statement Tuesday that she wanted to inspire listeners to “make a daily space for poetry” in a world dominated by breaking news events.“The Slowdown” will begin on podcast platforms on November 26 and will be offered to public radio stations in January 2019. Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, will read works by other writers and will explore the role of poetry in the contemporary world. Her other projects include “American Conversations: Celebrating Poems in Rural Communities,” for which she has travelled around the country.“The Slowdown” is being funded by the Chicago-based Poetry Foundation. It’s also receiving support from the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center.center_img FILE – In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith stands in a rotunda of the Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe, N.M. Smith, is launching a weekly podcast and radio program called “The Slowdown.” Smith said in a statement Tuesday, Oct. 2, that she wanted to inspire listeners to “make a daily space for poetry” in a world dominated by breaking news events. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz, File) last_img read more

June 12 2017The Soleri archive crew has been work

first_imgJune 12, 2017The Soleri archive crew has been working on preparation for another exhibition. The exhibition “Paolo Soleri: The City is Nature” opens on October 14. 2017 and runs through January 28. 2018 at the SMOCA Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, located at 7380 East 2nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ.Here is archive volunteer Kyle Larimer carefully cleaning the BABEL CANYON model.[photo by lvb]BABEL CANYON model is one of thirteen models that will be displayed.Planning manager Kevin Pappa was in charge of the model preparation.[photo by lvb]Condition reports had to be prepared on each individual item. Here is archive volunteer Laura Villa Baroncelli working on a meticulous page-by-page report on one of the two sketchbooks that will be in the exhibition.[photo by Sue Kirsch]More to come.last_img read more

Committee sets out police undercover operations

first_imgPolice will be able to operate undercover only in connection with serious crimes, and adequate measures will be taken to prevent endangering themselves, Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou said on Wednesday.Speaking after a session of the House legal affairs committee, which discussed a bundle of government bills reforming police laws, Nicolaou said the bill legalises the activities of undercover police, even though they are already admissible in court.“This bill safeguards members operating undercover, fleshes out the manner in which authorisation for undercover operations is issued, introduces the requirement for participants’ consent, and limits the scope for sting operations to the investigation of crimes punishable with at least three years in prison,” he said.“Further, members of police are afforded protection from potential consequences of their undercover action, as well as the opportunity to testify anonymously. These are procedures acceptable not only by our courts, but internationally.”The minister said that Wednesday’s session reaffirmed the co-operation between the justice ministry and the legal affairs committee, as well as the need to push the bundle of government bills through as soon as possible, in light of the recent report by criminal investigators, which showed that “without the required legislation we cannot effectively investigate or tackle corruption in the police force”.Asked whether the bill includes clauses designed to protect undercover police when they are found at risk, Nicolaou said that, in case their identity is compromised, police can, first and foremost, recall them from the operation.“And if they find themselves in violation of the law due to the operation assigned to them, they will enjoy the state’s safety net,” he noted.Nicolaou gave the example of an undercover policeman in the past, who committed a felony in the course of the operation, with the charges subsequently suspended by the attorney-general.“This legislation will protect members operating undercover, after they have received the necessary training – which is available now, too, in England, Germany, and the USA, so that members can learn how to carry out their duties and protect themselves,” the Justice ministry said, noting that sting operations involve many dangers.You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Majority of visitors come for sea and sun

first_imgOf the foreign visitors who chose to spend time exclusively in the north in the past four months 10 per cent were Israelis and 5.8 per cent came from the UK, a tourist survey released on Tuesday showed.Carried out by Noverna between July and October on behalf of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO), the survey showed 3.5 per cent of those canvassed had stayed in the north exclusively. A further 1.9 per cent spent time in the north, the poll showed.Pollsters interviewed 2,000 departing tourists at Larnaca and Paphos airports.The overwhelming majority of the sample, close to 84 per cent, said Cyprus was the first choice for their holidays.Among Russians and Israelis, 36 per cent and 18.5 per cent respectively said the island had not been their first choice. Twenty-three per cent of the Russians said Turkey had been their first choice while around 32 per cent of the Israelis gave Greece.A high number of visitors said they chose Cyprus for security reasons. This was especially high among those who had Spain as the first choice, 25 per cent, and Turkey, 21 per cent.Seven out of 10 of the visitors stayed at licenced hotels or hotel apartments and 14.6 per cent said they stayed at rented villas and flats. A small number, 3.7 per cent, said they had stayed at AirBnB facilities.Of those staying at hotels or hotel apartments, 25 per cent were in all-inclusive accommodation – Britons were the highest with 33 per cent, Israelis, 19 per cent, and Greeks, four per cent.The majority of visitors said they chose Cyprus for the sea, sun, tranquillity, and attractive environment, as well as local hospitality. Some 27 per cent said they opted for Cyprus because they had visited before.Over 71 per cent of the visitors said they were fully satisfied with their stay – giving it five out of five – while 23.3 per cent gave four on a scale of five.Only 0.5 per cent of those interviewed rated their experience with one or two out of five.The findings showed that hospitality was rated comparatively better than the built environment and entertainment choices.Close to 88 per cent of the visitors said there was a high possibility of them recommending Cyprus to others, with the percentage rising in the case of British tourists, 93.4 per cent, and Russians, 89.8 per cent.The assessment was lower among Greeks, 76.1 per cent, and Israelis, 81 per cent.Close to 93 per cent of the sample said there was a possibility of visiting Cyprus again in the next three to four years; this was particularly high among Britons, 96 per cent, and Russians, 95 per cent. On the other hand, 84 per cent of Germans said they could return.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Paphos carnival moved to Sunday

first_imgPAPHOS carnival parade slated to take place in the town on Saturday afternoon has been postponed until Sunday, according to the mayor.Phedonas Phedonos announced on social media that the popular parade will be held at 3pm on Sunday, due to the bad weather conditions.A municipality spokesman confirmed to the Cyprus Mail that the parade is to be held on Sunday instead.“The met forecast is for heavy rain on Saturday afternoon, so it will be on Sunday, same time, same place,” he said.The parade will take place along Poseidonos Avenue in Kato Paphos.Paphos is currently experiencing bad weather conditions with pollutant levels high, rated at 3.Due to the small size of the particles and the negative effect on health, authorities are advising vulnerable groups such as, children, the elderly and patients to avoid going outside and exercising in open spaces while levels are high.According to the Met service spokesman, the dust, which is from Africa, will remain in the affected areas until Friday evening when it will be cleared by rain.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 ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Primary school teachers blame minister for spat

first_imgPrimary education teachers blamed the minister on Saturday for a bitter public spat that broke out between them and him after the death of a 10-year-old boy who suffered a head injury while playing basketball at school in Larnaca and later died.In a written statement, their union Poed, said Education Minister Costas Hambiaouris was the instigator of the trouble.“From the first moment he handled the tragic event completely wrongly, without observing procedures, acted in haste as judge and executioner,” the union said.Teachers were angered after Hambiaouris ordered a disciplinary probe against a teacher in connection with the death of Stavros Giorgallis some two weeks ago.After hitting his head at school, the boy was taken to Larnaca hospital by his mother but doctors there apparently missed the injury and discharged him.He was rushed back in critical condition and died later after he was transferred to Nicosia. Two doctors have since been charged over the death, prompting the reaction of their union.The situation on the school front worsened after Hambiaouris asked police to remove union members who wanted to be present while teachers were interviewed. It was also reported that the teacher in question had priors and had been transferred four times in the last six years.In the meantime, the minister also said there were active teachers with psychological problems.Poed has requested a meeting with President Nicos Anastasiades to present its side of the events. It denied attempting to interfere with the probe and demanded the minister withdraw his inflammatory comments and restore the bridges of communication with the teachers.Amid the fracas, the president himself said he would not allow Cyprus to become a union fiefdom, sparking renewed indignation from doctors and teachers alike.Poed said it was saddened and displeased over the statement but blamed it on “the incomplete and inadequate” information conveyed to him by his minister.The union added that it was still prepared to discuss health and safety in schools with the aim of resolving any issues before the start of the new year in September.You May LikeNewRetirementThe Number 1 Reason Banks Don’t Recommend Reverse MortgagesNewRetirementUndoLuxury African Safari | Search AdsThe Cost of Luxury African Safaris Might Surprise YouLuxury African Safari | Search AdsUndoSenior Stair liftCheck Out How Much Stair Lifts Actually Cost,Senior Stair liftUndo British woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoFamagusta municipality says Varosha entry goes against UN regulationsUndoWidowers threaten legal action over pensionsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Nicosia municipality announces rally road closures trial run

first_imgNicosia Municipality on Friday announced that a practice run for the Cyprus Rally special stage would take place on Wednesday in the capital between 3pm and 8pm.The following roads, centered around the Markos Drakos roundabout near Paphos Gate will be close off during the practice. For the rally next Sunday, they will be closed from midnight Saturday to 3pm on Sunday June 17.Rigainis Street will be closed from its intersection with Arsinoe Street to the Markos Drakos roundaboutEgypt Street will be closed from Lloyd George Square to Markos Drakos roundaboutMuseum Street will be closed from its intersection with Nehru StreetKinyras Street will be closed from the junction to the pedestrian bridgeNehru Street will be closedMarkos Drakos Street will be closedCharalambos Mouskos Street until Kinyras Street will be closedCostis Palamas to Nehru Street will be closedHilonos Street to the traffic lights at the Cyprus museum will be closed For more information at www.cyprusrally.com.cy You May LikeAutos +The 10 Most Influential Cars Of All TimeAutos +UndoHeywiseQUIZ: Which Game of Thrones Character Are You?HeywiseUndoMedicareGrannyFloyd Mayweather Won’t Apologize For His Flashy CarMedicareGrannyUndo Korkolis brings magic to the stageUndoFrom space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoGreece to overturn law that made universities no-go zone for policeUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Aristo dispute over Paphos land boundaries

first_imgBy a Staff ReporterPOLICE have recommended arresting prominent developer Theodoros Aristodimou, his wife, and a former Paphos municipality official, reports said, as part of a probe into the demarcation of land plots in Paphos.Daily Politis on Monday said Aristodimou, who had also served as chairman of Bank of Cyprus in the past, his wife Sotiroulla, and former municipal engineer Savvas Savva, were named as suspects in a police report submitted to the state legal services.The case was reported to police on July 1 and concerned an application filed by Aristo Developers, Aristodimou’s company, for a permit to demarcate 177 plots in the Skali area.The application was approved, but according to the complaint filed to police, it later emerged that new plans were added in the file and the previous ones had been annulled.With the new plans, the company basically took back some 5,000 square metres, which had been previously earmarked as green spaces in accordance with the rules and regulations.The value of the land was estimated at €2.0 million, Politis said.The company denied the accusations, saying the municipality got the calculations wrong. It claimed that the municipality had asked for new plans to be submitted and the discrepancy came about because the land area was bigger than what was recorded on the title deeds.The changes in the demarcation of green areas were made at the behest of the water department to protect a stream.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Man arrested for repeat thefts from car park

first_imgA 49-year-old man from the Paphos region was arrested on Saturday night in connection with the theft of items from cars parked at Tzelifos bridge in the Ayios Nikolaos area of Paphos.According to the police on Sunday, officers from Kelokedara has placed the parking area under surveillance where theft and damage to cars had been reported.At around 1.50 on Saturday afternoon an unknown person was noticed checking out parked cars, who then broke the window of one car and stole a woman’s handbag from inside.When police approached the man he got into his own car and sped off, only to be intercepted by a police patrol car.A check of the man’s car found a ladies handbag which contained a mobile phone, purse and other personal items that were later recognised by their rightful owner.A knife and a screwdriver were also found in the 49-year-old’s car.Arrest warrants were also issued against him for 12 other cases of damage to and theft from cars between the period of January 27 and April 13.You May LikeYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

On track for 2020 RES target

first_imgRenewable Energy Sources (RES) constituted 8.7 per cent of the energy market in Cyprus in 2014, ahead of the 2015-2016 target set by the relevant European Directive of 7.45 per cent, it emerged on Wednesday.The national target for RES share is 13 per cent by 2020.At a news conference to launch the 11th ‘SAVENERGY exhibition taking place between September 18 -20, organisers stressed the need to use alternative energy sources.Deputy Director of the Energy Department at the Ministry of Energy Constantinos Xicheilos in his address said the state’s strategy was based on three main pillars, the use of Renewable Energy Sources, energy saving and the use of natural gas for the needs of the internal market.According to Xicheilos, Cyprus today operates six wind parks with a total installed capacity of 157.5 MW, a large number of small and large photovoltaic systems, with a total installed capacity of 71 MW, as well as 10 plants of Biomass of total capacity of 10.7 MW.He added that the ministry, in cooperation with energy regulator CERA, promotes net metering projects for the housing sector and self-production for businesses, which will continue to operate in the coming years.He said that on August 4, the maximum demand for electricity in Cyprus was 1013MW,  and that RES had contributed a total of 90MW of which 50MW came from photovoltaic systems.He also referred to the various projects and plans the ministry was promoting for energy savings for households and businesses, co-financed by EU Structural Funds.Deputy Director General of Electricity Authority Antonis Patsalis in his speech said that the EAC was promoting activities which were aimed at increasing energy awareness among consumers. According to Patsalis, during the SAVENERGY exhibition, the EAC will present three new schemes, namely Service e-charge, research SmartPV work and the web app for Energy Saving Social Electricity.Director General of Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB) Michalis Pilikos said that SAVENERGY had established itself as the most important trade event in Cyprus dealing with the promotion of products and services for energy saving purposes. He referred to the various government schemes which promote the investment of technologies in renewable energy sources. He added that the funding can sometimes reach 75 per cent of the investment.Pilikos also said that during the exhibition various products and services would be presented which would include integrated energy upgrade buildings proposals, heating and cooling systems with the use of RES – photovoltaic and wind systems, solar, and thermal insulation materials.Along with SAVENERGY 2015 OEB is organising the 8th ENVIROTEC exhibition, which aims to promote and advertise products and services that protect the environment or save and improve water quality.During the two exhibitions, awards will be given to households and industries for energy conservation.The two exhibitions will be held at the state fair grounds in Nicosia. (CNA)Opening hours Septemmber 18-20: Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday 3pm-10pm and Sunday 12 noon to 10pmwww.savenergy.org.cywww.envirotec.org.cy  You May LikeAuto Overload30 Perfectly Timed Moments Captured When It All Went WrongAuto OverloadUndoFinance NancyRemember Him? This is Why He’s No Longer An ActorFinance NancyUndoLiving MagazineThe Aluminum Foil Trick Everyone Should Know AboutLiving MagazineUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Protest planned outside Limassol zoo on Sunday

first_imgTHE Animal Party supports the protest by 269life Animal Liberation Cyprus against the incarceration of animals in zoos which will take place on Sunday in front of the Limassol zoo, the party announced on Friday.With its announcement, the party wants to add another dimension to the big issue concerning zoos, dolphinarium and any other premises which host wildlife, they said.“It is clear that we are in no way in favour of the incarceration and lifelong capture – which we consider synonymous with the abuse – of wild animals in cemented, crappy cages,” the announcement said.“Animals should be able to express normal behavior and fulfill the role that nature has entrusted them to play within natural ecosystems. The protection of a species can be effective only in their natural environment and provided it is accompanied by the protection of the entire ecosystem. It is also a myth that zoos promote environmental awareness and protect species threatened with extinction.”The Animal Party has a list of questions for all zoo managers in Cyprus, the minister of agriculture and all government departments dealing with the environment and nature on the subject.How many species of animals are housed in the zoo, the destination of the planned visit?How did these animals come to be in the zoo, and how is their origin documented?How many of the animals are included in the list of threatened species?How many births and how many deaths occurred during the last five years?What were the causes of death?What is the average age?Where are the animals taken when they get sick or when they are older and are no longer a ‘pleasant’ sight for the public?How many of the species included in the list of threatened species were born in the zoo in the last five years?How much of the zoo’s annual income is spent for the purpose of protecting natural habitats?How many representatives of threatened species born in the zoo were released into their natural habitat in the last five years?“Animals were born in the wild, that is where they belong,” the statement concludes.The protesters will meet at 3pm on Sunday at Nero Café on the Molos promenade in Limassol. From there they will march to the zoo. They will remain there until the zoo closes at 5pm. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/269lifeAnimalLiberationCyprus/ You May LikeSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoVarosha move merely a ‘PR stunt’ by Ozersay, expert saysUndoA new way of doing businessUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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