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A Foreign Student’s Opinion on the Diversity of Moroccans

By Johanna MeyerRabat – When talking about Morocco with westerners one often hears of the beautiful Sahara Desert at night with its clarity of stars, of the souks in Marrakech, tagines and Friday couscous, but one seldom hears of the sheer diversity of Moroccans themselves. The first aspects of Morocco that struck me, upon arrival, were the many languages I heard on the street, followed by the wide array of attire worn by people of all ages.I frequently step into a taxi in which the driver speaks three to five languages fluently. As I half failingly attempt to tell him my destination in my broken Darija, I often sit next to a fellow female taxi patron wearing a djellaba and hijab who in tern is sitting next to her friend wearing the latest on trend platform shoes with skinny jeans and a sleeveless top. This deliberate choice of garb is not a mere representation of preferences for fashion trends, but can also be indicative of one’s level of religiosity or interpretation of their faith. In less jargon-filled words, perhaps the woman wearing her djellaba and hijab has a different interpretation of how to embody her devotion to Islam than her friend without a hijab, who may also be a Muslim woman.Yet, these different choices hold no bearing on the bonds of friendship I witness in my taxi. It seems each day I spend in Morocco I see the triumph of relationships over personal beliefs and any superficial sense of superiority. This diversity of interaction among people of different faith interpretations is rare to witness in my homeland and is a beauty to behold in Morocco.Diversity is accompanied by acceptance, which I have found to be a defining characteristic of my experience in Morocco. Even when I have looked physically different from others with my foreign face and opinions, I have been treated with respect and dignity.Moroccans have a beautiful way of not allowing the diversity of others to negatively impact their lives, even when they do not agree with the choices or beliefs of those around them. It seems commonplace in Morocco to experience not simple tolerance, but a higher level of acceptance of the true diversity of the human spirit. read more

Financing tops discussion among administrative heads of UNbacked tribunals

Silvana Arbia of the ICC, John Hocking of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Adama Deng of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Binta Mansara of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), and Herman von Hebel of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon attended the two-day gathering in Venice, Italy. Updating progress made by their respective institutions, the Registrars conferred on securing necessary funding and efficiently using resources, identifying governance, effective decision-making and budgeting processes as key ares of concern. They also discussed the need to retain qualified staff, particularly among tribunals and courts wrapping up their work. The Registrars agreed to explore common strategies regarding cooperating with countries on enforcing sentences and witness protection. 3 July 2009The Registrars, or top administrative officials, of the International Criminal Court (ICC), United Nations tribunals and courts backed by the world body wrapped up a meeting today focusing on funding and resources. read more

Windstorm packs a punch

Ice floes blown ashore in Port Dover during Sunday’s wind storm made short work of this snow fence on the Walker Street beach. Parts of Port Dover suffered heavy flooding during Sunday’s windstorm. Harsh winters such as this are tough on areas along the lakeshore.Especially hard hit during this time of high lake levels is Long Point. The entire length of Hastings Drive in Long Point is closed until further notice due to ice and water over the road allowance.Gerald Cheng, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, said the severe late winter weather is pay back for mild weather in December and early January. And it’s not over yet.“We are going to round out the end of February with below seasonal temperatures, for the most part,” he said.– With files from Postmedia News PORT DOVER — This weekend’s wind storm created hazardous conditions in Norfolk and surrounding area but there are no reports of injuries arising from it.A 70-year-old angler had a close call Sunday morning when he ventured onto Long Point Bay for some ice fishing.The man got offshore some distance south of Booth’s Harbour when he realized he was unable to manoeuvre due to strong gusts. Police report he ended up lying on the ice, anchoring himself in place with an ice pick until help arrived.Const. Ed Sanchuk, spokesperson for the Norfolk OPP, said Norfolk firefighters from three stations brought the man to shore safely.However, Sanchuk said anglers and anyone else venturing onto the ice needs to think twice when winds are as violent as they were on Sunday.“We need people to use common sense,” Sanchuk said in a social media posting from Booth’s Harbour. “Not only did he risk his life, he risked the lives of emergency personnel who attended. Today is not a day for ice fishing.“We’re lucky we’re not dealing with a fatality here. Stay off the ice. It’s not worth your life or the life of innocent emergency personnel.”There was another close call on Victoria Street in Simcoe Sunday morning when a large tree came down across the road. The incident caused serious damage to the front end and hood of an approaching motorist, who was not injured.The late winter storm occurred when a mass of warm, moist air from the south clashed with a cold front from the north. The resulting wind storm packed gusts in excess of 120 kilometres an hour along lakeshore areas and lasted about 24 hours.As often happens with wind events of this kind, the gusts created a storm surge that caused serious flooding in Port Dover along the Lynn River and Harbour Street and Walker Street. The flooding along Walker Street extended east to the intersection of St. Andrew Street. Norfolk OPP / Twitter photo The storm surge necessitated another rescue near the intersection of River Drive and Grand Street in Port Dover north of the Highway 6 lift bridge. Norfolk OPP report firefighters successfully extricated a 77-year-old woman from her home as the water welled up around her property.After the cold front blew through Sunday, the county had to bring heavy equipment in to low-lying areas of Port Dover and remove a thick layer of ice. The ice is in a big pile on Harbour Street near the intersection of St. George Street. The pile is so large that this section of Harbour Street will be off-limits to traffic until the ice melts or is removed.The wind storm caused havoc on roads in southern Ontario when the snow began to fly. White-out conditions were reported in some areas that persisted into Monday. Schools and bus service in Norfolk County were cancelled due to the inclement weather. This marked the seventh snow day for schools this year.Wind storms have the effect of identifying weakened trees, limbs and branches. Evergreen trees are especially vulnerable because they don’t drop their leaves and they tend to have shallow, lateral root systems.Local cemeteries are vulnerable to wind storms because of their mature trees. Limbs and branches came down in Oakwood Cemetery in Simcoe, Port Dover Cemetery and Greenwood Cemetery in Waterford this weekend but previous wind storms have done much more damage.Greenwood superintendent Harold Sonnenberg said Monday that he was pleasantly surprised by how well the Waterford cemetery stood up to this weekend’s weather. There are limbs and branches down, he said, but nothing that can’t be cleaned up in half an hour or so.“Every time the wind blows, something comes down,” Sonnenberg said. “These are old trees.” Monte Sonnenberg / Simcoe Reformer read more

Annan urges aid to Palestinians resumption of political dialogue on Middle East

“The Palestinian people are facing a threat of economic collapse and social destitution,” Mr. Annan warns in his report to both the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council. “Continued emergency economic and social assistance is needed, but this cannot be a substitute for a resumption of political dialogue and progress towards an agreed solution.”The Secretary-General says “the tightening closure regime in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, implemented by Israel as its response to terrorist attacks on its citizens, is the immediate and single most important cause of this looming economic and social crisis,” which was undermining efforts to pursue a reform process for the Palestinian Authority.The report also points to the difficulties faced by relief workers aiming to foster long-term progress, support the repair of physical and institutional damage, and respond to the growing emergency humanitarian needs of the population. “The aid community is attempting to do this in a context of violence and violations of the norms established by international humanitarian law pertaining to the protection of civilians,” Mr. Annan observes, voicing particular concern about impediments faced by humanitarian personnel in reaching civilian victims of the conflict.The Secretary-General calls on the parties to fully respect their obligations under international humanitarian law, and to facilitate the work of UN agencies and the donor and aid communities. He also calls on the international community to fund assistance programmes for the Palestinian people, especially those being carried out by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).Mr. Annan also pledges that the UN will continue “to advocate an end to violence, including terrorism, and to promote a meaningful resumption of political dialogue between the parties leading to the achievement of a comprehensive, just and lasting political settlement of the conflict based on relevant United Nations resolutions and ‘land for peace.'” In concert with these efforts, the UN will continue to seek “a resumption of progress towards an economically vibrant region where Palestinian living conditions, as well as those of Israel and all others in the region, would provide a strong underpinning to peace and reconciliation between peoples,” he writes. read more

UN reports foreign direct investment hit 14 trillion in 2013 upward trend

According to the ‘World Investment Report 2014,’ produced by the Geneva-based UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), foreign direct investment (FDI) rose 9 per cent in 2013 to $1.45 trillion. “UNCTAD projects that FDI flows could rise to $1.6 trillion in 2014, $1.7 trillion in 2015 and $1.8 trillion in 2016,” the UN agency reported. The predicted rise in FDI would be mainly driven by investments in developed economies as their economic recovery strengthens, but fragility in some emerging markets and risks related to policy uncertainty and regional conflict could derail the gains, said UNCTAD.In addition, direct investment to developing economies is expected to remain high. Developing countries and transition economies constitute half of the top 20 economies ranked by FDI inflows, which includes China, Chile, Colombia and India. Of the total FDI, about 39 per cent was to developed countries, while a new high of $778 billion – or 54 per cent – was reported to developing economies. The top destination remains China and the Asian region, which attracted more than $420 billion in foreign investment last year.This overall growth demonstrates the “great potential of international investment, along with other financial resources, to help reach the goals of a post-2015 agenda,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in the preface of the report, referring to the development targets that will follow after 2015, the deadline to reach the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).Highlighting the importance of transnational corporations, Mr. Ban added that this year’s report offers an action plan for galvanizing the role of businesses in achieving the future sustainable development goals, as well as enhancing the private sector’s positive economic, social and environmental impacts.These aims will have significant resource implications. Global investment needs are around $5 trillion to $7 trillion per year, according to UNCTAD, the majority of which is in developing countries and includes mainly basic infrastructure, such as roads, water and sanitation, as well as agriculture and rural development, climate change mitigation and adaptation, health and education. read more

Coal miners put cap on fatigue – technology to stop operators falling

first_imgAustralia’s coal industry has designed what the Queensland Resources Council describes as “a world-first technology to alert heavy-vehicle drivers when they are tired and potentially reduce the number of driving incidents. Development of the tool started in 2004 at CRCMining as part of a project funded by the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) and additional support from Anglo Coal Australia.”CRCMining engineer Dr Daniel Bongers explains the project arose when CRCMining was approached by one of its industry members who had tested fatigue gadgets and technologies and found that none of them would work for the mining industry. “The majority of technologies used either eye or head behaviour or operator-response time to determine the level of fatigue. A limitation common to these technologies is the inability to cope with driver-to-driver variations,” he said. “This means that these technologies deduced fatigue levels based on an individual’s response or behaviour rather than the direct, physiological measurement of fatigue.’The SmartCap provides real-time measurements of fatigue and aims to dramatically reduce serious and minor safety incidents. “The system can also determine when the cap is not being worn on the head but is still connected by Bluetooth to the display,” Bongers said. “For example, it could be sitting on the seat beside the driver, or resting on the driver’s lap. Within 20 seconds, the system status changes to ‘cap off’.”Bongers says the look and feel of the SmartCap is expected to win over operators and has already attracted interest from operations in Chile, Indonesia, Northern Africa, the USA, and around Australia. “We ran field trials at two central Queensland mines last year (Anglo Coal’s Callide and Capcoal mines) with successful results,” he said. “This has led to the final stage of commercial development, which we expect to finish by early next year. The outcomes of the project will promote a growing culture of fatigue awareness and its widespread adoption will help operations significantly reduce fatigue-related injuries and fatalities.“At present, we’ve only costed the solution for haul trucks, which we expect to be A$10,000 per truck including the charging unit, remote display, processing cards, central monitoring server, software, and a supply of caps (low cost consumable).”The state-of-the-art SmartCap looks like a normal baseball cap but contains a number of sophisticated sensors concealed in the lining to measure brainwave information through hair. The wearer’s level of alertness is determined every half-second. Confirmed alertness/fatigue information is communicated wirelessly to a fixed or mobile Bluetooth device such as a mobile phone, PDA, or on a slimline or industrial SmartCap touch screen display.When a fatigue danger limit is reached, a warning message is sent from the operator’s cap to the display, notifying the operator and/or supervisors of the threat and the need to stop work.“We also expect to design a hard hat version of the SmartCap early in the new year to provide a fatigue management solution for underground as well as other applications, Bongers noted.”As a supporter of the initiative, Anglo Coal Australia will be one of the first companies to pilot the technology at its Australian coal mines. An initial 50 systems will be introduced at Dawson mine by the end of this month. Each haul truck at Dawson will be fitted with the SmartCap monitoring system, and each operator will receive their own cap.The SmartCaps will be rolled out at the company’s other mine sites in 2010.On her recent visit to Australia and central Queensland, Anglo American Chief Executive Cynthia Carroll said the technology was an exciting development for the mining industry. “For many years, the mining industry has been searching for mechanisms to assist in the detection of operator fatigue to prevent fatalities and injuries. The safety of our employees and the communities in which we operate is crucial for Anglo globally, and we are committed to our ultimate goal of zero harm.”Fatigue-monitoring systems are common at Anglo Coal Australia’s sites. An example is the Occupational Safety Performance Assessment Technology (OSPAT) system used at Dawson mine. Every employee, contractor, or consultant coming onto Dawson mine site must first pass this computer system, which measures an individual’s reaction time to determine whether they are fatigued, or under the influence of illicit substances. The individual uses a roller ball to follow a moving target on a computer screen in front of them and their speeds are tracked and compared against their recorded averages. This system tracks fatigue levels when arriving at site.The SmartCap, however, takes fatigue identification one step further by recognising that people can become fatigued while at work. It does this by monitoring the levels of fatigue that truck operators may begin to experience as their shift progresses. “Fatigue, in particular, is one of the critical elements of our sites’ Target Zero Action Plans (TZAPs), which address specific high potential incidents at each site and assigns new procedures to eliminate them,” Carroll said. “Through the TZAPs, our priority has been to improve the safety of our heavy vehicle operators so that they don’t experience dangerous ‘micro-sleeps’ on the job. Fatigue management has historically involved soft controls such as workforce awareness sessions on circadian rhythms, healthy lifestyles, and dietary intake. The SmartCap is an important advancement in fatigue management because it provides reliable, real-time monitoring technology.”last_img read more

Creighton insists RA conference logo is hardly original amid Fianna Fáil comparisons

first_imgCreighton told TheJournal.ie yesterday that the emblem is being used for the conference in the RDS and said it is not the logo of the Reform Alliance.“We don’t have one,” she insisted.Fianna Fáil declined to comment.Pics: Reform Conference/Fianna Fáil Read: Mattie McGrath would consider joining Reform Alliance, Creighton says they’ll work with anyone THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN the Fianna Fáil logo and that adopted by the Reform Alliance for its conference in the RDS this weekend have been played down by Lucinda Creighton.The TD and most prominent member of the nascent political alliance of expelled Fine Gael TDs pointed out that the use of the harp is not unusual given it’s the State’s national emblem, saying it’s “hardly original”.The similarities between the logo and that of Fianna Fáil have been noted by several commentators including Transport Minister Leo Varadkar who said on Twitter earlier this week:last_img read more

Pep reveals why Mahrez missed  Huddersfield game

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed why Riyad Mahrez missed the 3-0 victory against bottom-placed Huddersfield Town on Sunday.Mahrez was missing in action as goals from Danilo, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane’s ensured the Premier League champions picked up all three points to reduce the gap to Liverpool to three points.Almost a week after being left out of the match squad for the Wolverhampton Wanderers game, Mahrez was not part of the traveling squad to Huddersfield on Sunday.“Rotation, tactical decision,” Guardiola was quoted by Manchester Evening News when asked about Mahrez’s exclusion.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…The Algerian international who joined the Citizens for a club-record fee last summer has provided five goals and two assists in 19 league games this season.He will hope to be back in the team’s when Pep Guardiola’s men visit Burton Albion for the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday.last_img read more

Central government approves Cochin Shipyards Rs 33984 crore IPO

first_imgThe Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) at its meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved Rs.33,984 crore initial public offering (IPO) by Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL).The CCEA’s approval is for issue of 3.39 crore shares of Rs.10 each, out of which fresh issue would be 2.26 crore shares and sale of the central government’s holding in the company to the tune of 1.13 crore shares, a CCEA statement said.The disinvestment of the Central government’s stake in CSL is in line with the government’s earlier decision on the issue. The proceeds of the IPO will be used to part-finance the following areas for expansion in short and medium term:(I) Setting up of an international ship-repair facility (ISRF) at Cochin Port Trust area; and(II) Setting up of a large dry dock within the CSL premises to take up construction of larger ships such as large sized aircraft- and crude carriers.The money will also be used to take up underwater repairs to rigs and semi submersibles.last_img read more

PM Modis photo with toddler goes viral child identified

first_imgThe two photos of the toddler uploaded by PM Modi has taken social media by storm.IANSPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday treated his Instagram followers with pictures of him playing with a toddler in his arms. The picture went viral in seconds and received as many as 13 lakh likes and over 16,000 comments.Modi uploaded two photos of the toddler — the first showing Modi looking like a doting grand-dad as the baby played in his arms, while in the other the “mystery” kid was sitting on his lap and peering into papers kept on the Prime Minister’s desk.”A very special friend came to meet me in Parliament today,” was the caption on the images on the official Instagram account of the Prime Minister. There was a pack of crayons and a large bar of chocolate on the table that the infant seemed to be drooling over.Later in the evening, the baby was identified as Rudrakshi – the grand-daughter of BJP Rajya Sabha MP and former Union Minister Satyanarayan Jatiya.last_img read more

BJP dividing society in the guise of Jai Shri Ram says Abhishek

first_imgAlipurduar: Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee said the people of India have understood that under the guise of the Jai Shri Ram slogan, BJP is actually trying to divide the society by inciting one religion against the other. He was addressing a mammoth rally here on Tuesday afternoon.”We respect Ram and worship him but the people of India have understood that behind the Jai Shri Ram slogan, BJP is trying to divide the society by inciting one religion Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamataagainst the other. BJP speaks about Ram in the morning and Nathuram and communal riots in the evening,” he said, adding: “BJP has taken recourse to lies, Ram, fake patriotism and communal riots to win the elections.” Referring to Narendra Modi’s statement in 2016 and Amit Shah’s statement in 2019 that eight tea gardens in Alipurduar will be taken over by the Centre, Banerjee said: “This is the biggest lie. They did not do anything. These tea gardens have become operational due to the intervention of Mamata Banerjee.” He reiterated that Trinamool Congress never uses Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in statereligion to gain political mileage. Coming down heavily on Amit Shah, he said: “If he is such an ardent believer in the philosophy of Shri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda, then why does he engineer communal riots and spread hate politics?” adding: “BJP uses religion as tool to win elections.” Banerjee alleged that under BJP rule, the institutions like CBI and ED have lost their sanctity and impartiality. “Whenever any Opposition leader asks Narendra Modi or BJP an uncomfortable question, the saffron party immediately sets the Central agencies to harass him/her. BJP is scared of Mamata Banerjee because she continues to raise her voice against the party,” he said. He said Alipurduar has been upgraded to a district and massive development has taken place in the past five years. “North Bengal has become an important tourist spot in the country due to the initiatives taken up by Mamata Banerjee. More development will take place in Alipurduar in the next five years,” said Banerjee. He urged people to vote in favour of the Trinamool candidate, to set up a secular and pro-development government at the Centre.last_img read more

Get Over 130 Arduino StepbyStep Lessons for 92 Off

first_img Share Tweet Submit Arduino turns your inner engineer into an expert by helping you go from the level novice to the level pro. An open source electronics platform, Arduino helps you get your hands dirty by building things yourself. Control lights, motors and other accessories with the help of Arduino. This hands-on guide is full of rich content that is easy to understand and highly interactive. Now at 92% off, you can get over 130 step by step lessons for just $14.99.Hands-on Arduino training:Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. By receiving inputs from sensors (and with a little programming on your part) Arduino is able to control lights, motors, and a number of other accessories. Fuel your interest in electronic design with this 19-hour course covering beginner to advanced Arduino concepts. You’ll be able to get started on your personal electronic projects, and claim your mastery of the Arduino programming environment.Go from Arduino beginner to master w/ over 131 lectures & 21 hours of contentProgram in the Arduino prototyping platformUnderstand the principles of programming micro-controllersExplore basic principles in electronics designStudy & utilize many types of sensors and componentsConnect your Arduino to the Internet for reporting & controllingUse tools to build electronic devicesStudy shields, accessories & sensorsGet familiar w/ advanced integrations with motors, gears & movementInstructor:Dr. Peter Dalmaris is an Electrical and Computer Engineer, with a PhD and a couple of Masters degrees in Information Systems. He has been a lecturer for over 13 years in a variety of IT subjects. During this time, he developed a hands-on teaching style, whereby he invites and challenges his students to learn by doing.Arduino Complete Guide:Original price: $200 Deal price: $14.99last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter A new luxury travel

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >A new luxury travel trends report published today by International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in association with Euromonitor, highlights a predicted increase in international luxury travel in the face of growing tourism flows from emerging markets and aspirational middle class consumers.  The 14th edition of ILTM opened yesterday in Cannes with 1500 high end travel products and experiences meeting with approximately 1500 luxury travel buyers across the event to build business and business opportunities in over 60,000 one-to-one meetings.Alison Gilmore, Senior Exhibition Director, ILTM Portfolio says,“This exclusive ILTM report spells good news for both luxury travel and luxury spending.  Over a billion extra people will be travelling in 2030, with over 5 billion consumers living in cities – travel infrastructure and mindsets will need to change as the luxury industry evolves.” Luxury travel is expected to see more buoyant growth across the globe with highest growth seen in the Americas, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa, thanks to increasing income and a growing middle class.Germany and the UK are the top source markets from Western Europe. Europe will remain a popular destination, with a weaker euro currently providing good value for money for US tourists.  Russia however is predicted to see minimal growth in outbound trips over 2014-2019 with the MINTS also lagging behind in departures, despite their economic growth, with incomes remaining too low for many citizens to travel.Worldwide, the report reveals that the number of affluent households is expected to grow between 2015 and 2030. North America will continue to have the wealthiest number of households, but despite the economic slowdown Asia Pacific is still expected to see the fastest increase, posting a predicted 113% growth between 2015 and 2030.  Australasia and North America will follow Asia Pacific, posting growth of 86% and 80% in affluent households respectively, between 2015 and 2030.Asia Pacific remains the global powerhouse for tourism arrivals, with solid increases predicted for the next five years as the number of travellers continues to expand throughout the region. Second and third tier cities in China are set to welcome more luxury hotel investments as they become increasingly accessible and see large business flow volumes.  Despite a slight slowdown in growth, Chinese outbound travellers are predicted to reach over 87 million by 2019, with the most popular destinations all located in Asia Pacific.Africa and the Middle East will see growing demand and “non-stop investment” with a strong focus on luxury hotels drawing significant attention to the Middle East. In 2014, the region recorded strong average daily rates and occupancy rates but the regions also now boast the fastest growing personal luxury goods sales in the world.Alison Gilmore concludes,“The importance of the internet is key for the luxury goods and travel industry – high end agents understand how essential it is to map out all stages of the traveller’s journey – before, during and after the experience.  Mobile technology is also playing an increasingly important role in the personalisation of luxury travel journeys for travellers from all four corners of the world.”Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

Only 16 of travellers have fixed travel dates and

first_imgOnly 16% of travellers have fixed travel dates and destination says SkyscannerThe recession seems to be making Brits more flexible when it comes to booking holidays, with travellers willing to alter their travel dates and even destinations to get the cheapest deals.In a recent poll hosted by cheap flight site Skyscanner that asked ‘What type of traveller are you?’ 28% of voters said they were ‘Bargain Hunters’ and that they’d ‘fly anywhere if the price was right’.23% of voters classified themselves as ‘Wanderers’ who had not decided on a destination or date and were looking for travel ideas, claiming that they would fly ‘anytime, anyplace’.17% had a destination in mind but were flexible on dates, whilst 15% had fixed travel dates but were open on destinations.Just 16% of the voters knew exactly when and where they wanted to go at the time of visiting Skyscanner.The results reflect the increasing trend for British travellers to favour cheap deals over set destinations. This ties in with the recent Skyscanner poll which showed that flight price was the most important consideration for travellers when searching for flights, beating airline brand and customer loyalty schemes such as airmiles. As recently reported by Skyscanner, the recession also appears to be changing the way Brits book travel; instead of booking a long time in advance, they are now booking closer to their departure date. Barry Smith, Skyscanner co-founder and director commented:“The recession has turned us into a nation of bargain hunters and adventurers. Rather than setting our hearts on a single destination and fixed dates, more of us are now happy to take our holidays when and where we can find the best value. Brits have become more flexible and open to new destinations – as long as the price is right.”The most popular features of Skyscanner are the “From: UK, To: Everywhere” search tool, which allows users to see where they can grab the cheapest bargains, and our handy month price comparison graphs that show which days are the cheapest to fly.”ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedMythbusters: What are charter flights and how to find a good dealBudget charter flights could be a great option if you’re looking to get away for a bargain holiday. Here’s a rundown of the whats, wheres and whens of getting a great deal.Brits travel to less well known European cities this Valentine’s DayMore Brits are booking flights to less well known European destinations this Valentine’s Day,Top tips to help you save for your dream holidayFar flung and exotic holidays may seem like an impossible dream, but give up that cup of coffee on the way to work and a few other favourite treats and you could save enough for the holiday of a lifetime. Find out how easy it is and how you could…last_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 18 2018 11

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Dec 18, 2018 11:11 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NewsAlert ‘Laverne & Shirley’ star Penny Marshall has died at age 75 in Los Angeles from diabetes complications, publicist sayscenter_img LOS ANGELES — Publicist: ‘Laverne & Shirley’ star Penny Marshall has died at age 75 in Los Angeles from diabetes complications.—More to come.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Postmortem on 80yearold inconclusive

first_imgA post-mortem conducted on an 80-year-old woman found dead in Aglandjia on Monday was inconclusive, police said on Tuesday.The examination was conducted by state-pathologists Nicolas Charalambous and Angeliki Papetta at approximately 3pm. According to authorities, the pathologists are awaiting lab results to determine the exact cause of death.Charalambous and Papetta had also examined her at the scene of the crime on Monday.The elderly woman, Andriani Vanezi, was found dead, bound and gagged in her bed in Aglandjia, Nicosia.Vanezi was a retired school teacher and was living with her son. She was found at 9.05am by her daughter who lives in the apartment next door, and who had gone to pick her up for a doctor’s appointment.Police said that they went to the house where they located the 80-year-old gagged with duct tape and with her hands tied up.Police spokesman Andreas Angelides had said earlier in the day that it was believed that the woman may have been a victim of robbery as all the rooms of her house were found turned upside down.“It was ascertained that she was dead, and she was located by a family member who called the police,” Angelides said.On Monday evening however, police said they were investigating pre-meditated murder, without providing further information.According to state broadcaster CyBC, the last person who saw the woman alive before the killing is believed to be her son, as they had breakfast together before he left for work.It is believed that the perpetrators entered the house between 7am, when the son left the house, and 9am when the woman’s daughter arrived to take her to the doctor. The woman’s arm was in a cast from an accident and she was to have it removed on Monday.Reports said that the son told police that perpetrators stole €500 from a purse located in the room where Vanezi was found, and a laptop, belonging to him.You May LikeGoGoPeakTop 10 Places You Must Take Your Kids To Before They Turn 16GoGoPeakUndomygreekfriend.travelPlan Your Meditation Vacations to Greece for 9 Days.mygreekfriend.travelUndoAutoversed2-Stroke Engines Quiz: Can you beat our avg US score of 23?AutoversedUndo Film review: Child’s Play ***UndoVerstappen wins crazy German Grand PrixUndoData is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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People hold candles as they gather for a vigil in the aftermath of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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