Strikes disrupt Frankfurt Airport operations

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J More delays are expected in and out of Frankfurt Airport today as air traffic employees walk off the job for the second day running.Up to 200 ground workers called the strikes to run between 8.00am and 11.00pm Central European Time, Euro News reported.Only 50 percent of services are expected to operate, with long-haul flights expected to operate as normal while domestic operations take the brunt of industrial action with the majority of cancellations.last_img

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Senior Mortgage Advisor Joins Bank of Commerce Mortgage

first_img November 6, 2012 419 Views Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing New,Senior Mortgage Advisor Joins Bank of Commerce Mortgagecenter_img “”Bank of Commerce Mortgage””:http://www.bocm.com/ (BOCM) announced the addition of Jay Kunkle to the company’s Newport Beach branch.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]Kunkle will serve as a senior mortgage advisor for the branch. A Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist, he brings more than 20 years of mortgage lending experience to BOCM. He is nationally recognized as one of the top residential mortgage lending experts in the United States by several mortgage publications.In addition, Kunkle authors a daily mortgage blog called the “”Kunkle Report””:http://kunklereport.com/.When asked about his achievements, Kunkle says he believes they reflect his commitment to providing the highest level of service and performance to his clients and to the real estate community.””I continue to be invested in the success of the communities I serve while being dedicated to providing client driven, comprehensive mortgage advice and competitive financing solutions to all my clients,”” Kunkle said. Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2012-11-06 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

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hotelsOutrigger Hospitality Grouptravel industry

first_imghotelsOutrigger Hospitality Grouptravel industry As mentioned in Travel Monitor last Friday, Outrigger Hospitality Group has wrapped up its week-long Australian showcase with over 450 travel industry guests in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney including key wholesalers and product managers, specialist travel agents, tourism industry partners, airlines and travel media.Outrigger Resorts and Flight Centre ExecsOutrigger’s properties in Hawaii, Fiji, Thailand, Mauritius and The Maldives were all represented at the showcase.During his welcome address at the Brisbane event, Jeff Wagoner flagged the likely re-entry of Outrigger into Australia if the company could find a beach or beach community-based resort, preferably in Queensland. He said that Australia, particularly Surfers Paradise, was the perfect market for Outrigger and fitted its objective of being the premier beach resort brand in the world.President and CEO Mr. Jeff Wagoner joined the team in Brisbane while Vice President Hotel Operations Hawaii/Guam Mr. Mike Shaff, VP Sales and Marketing Asia Pacific, Andrew Gee and VP Corporate Communications, Monica Salter travelled with the team to all three cities. Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer, Sean Dee joined the showcase in Sydney and Melbourne.The 2019 event launched in Brisbane at Blackbird Restaurant, Eagle Street Pier followed by events at Rivers Edge, World Trade Centre in Melbourne and at L’Aqua, Cockle Bay Wharf Darling Harbour in Sydney.Outrigger extends a huge thank you to all travel industry friends for their on-going support and business.last_img read more

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Double standards over Russias missile sale to Turkey

first_imgCyprus should issue a demarche to Russia over the latter’s plans to sell Turkey its S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, former House speaker Yiannakis Omirou said on Monday.Earlier this year, Turkey and Russia reached a preliminary deal for the sale to Ankara of S-400 missile interceptor batteries.The contract has yet to be signed.In a statement, Omirou cited the intense pressure brought to bear on Cyprus from international players to cancel the acquisition of S-300 missiles from Moscow in the late 1990s.But now, he added, no such reactions were forthcoming concerning Turkey’s intentions to procure the upgraded S-400 system.It was therefore up to Nicosia to point out to the international community that it “there should be no double standards.”Omirou served as defence minister in 1998, under the administration of Glafcos Clerides, at the height of the S-300 ‘missile crisis’.“In 1998…I was being constantly visited by the ambassadors of Great Britain, the United States and EU member states. Their message was the same: that the missile system must not be installed in Cyprus because this would create tensions in the region and would undermine, supposedly, the prospects for a peaceful resolution of the Cyprus problem and would pose difficulties to the fulfilment of Cyprus’ EU ambitions.“Of course, behind these arguments lay the concern, mostly of Britain and the United States, over the capability of the Russian missile system to end the exclusive monitoring of the region by British radars.”In January 1997, Cyprus announced the purchase of the Russian missile system S-300 for an undisclosed amount, with subsequent estimates ranging from €200 to €300 million. Less than a week later came a warning for pre-emptive military action by Turkey.In November 1998, in a meeting between Clerides and Greece’s then Prime Minister Costas Simitis, it was agreed that the missiles would be transferred to Crete, with Cyprus receiving shorter-range missiles and other military equipment.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Cyprus rescue dog bags award at Crufts v

first_imgA hunting dog rescued from the street in Cyprus has won an award at Britain’s top dog show Crufts.Percy was named Best Crossbreed Dog of the Year at Crufts on Saturday out of 2,500 entrants.“This gives a very strong message to people that rescue dogs are gems and also a very strong slap to Cyprus authorities for letting hunters abuse their dogs and abandon them in the thousands every year,” D.O.G. Rescue said on Sunday.Crufts is the world’s largest dog show, and it opened in Birmingham on Thursday with over 200 breeds hoping to land the main Best in Show award.Scruffts is a fun part of the competition that takes six family pets to the Crufts arena after a nationwide contest. The dogs compete in six categories, the winners of which head to Crufts to take part in the final. Percy was the winner of the Best Crossbreed Rescue before being declared overall Family Crossbreed Dog of the Year.Percy was found in January 2018 in a village and was taken to Sheffield in the UK by Amanda Bell and her father Michael in the summer of the same year.Percy with the award at CruftsAccording to D.O.G. Rescue, Percy was in a “horrid state” when he was found and had been hit and shot at by villagers. He was skin and bones when he was rescued, weighing just nine kilos. He is now 22.At the shelter he did not exit his box when people were around and he would only eat at night when nobody was looking. He was also terrified of people, D.O.G. Rescue said.Tests on the dig showed that he was suffering from erlichea (a tick disease) and leishmania and was extremely anaemic. His kidneys showed signs of failure but improved after treatment.He flew to the UK in June 2018 and he has been living the dream ever since.D.O.G. Rescue Cyprus (Dali Organised Group) is a registered non profit and a charity. It is registered in the UK and has rehomed over 3,000 dogs since 2011. Ten dogs are currently at Larnaca airport with volunteers travelling to the UK.D.O.G. Rescue takes all dogs from the municipality of Dali and four surrounding villages and fromother areas if there is space.“Unfortunately every year it gets worse and the numbers are growing,” D.O.G. Rescue said.Percy was not the only dog at the event with a link to Cyprus. Taking part in the Friends for Life competition were Lance the Labrador and owner Private Lee Hampson. The pair were posted to Cyprus in 2016 after serving in Afghanistan, where Lance was said to have helped both his owner and other serving soldiers.You May LikeIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Rep Cox announces local office hours for November

first_img Categories: Cox News,News 26Oct Rep. Cox announces local office hours for November State Rep. Laura Cox has announced local office hours to be held this November.Office hours will be held on Monday, Nov. 2 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Livonia Civic Park Senior Center, located at 15218 Farmington Road.“Office hours are one of the best tools I use to shape my decisions in Lansing,” said Rep. Cox, R-Livonia. “As the year begins to come to a close, I look forward to hearing from everyone in our community.”No appointment is necessary. Residents unable to attend office hours are encouraged to contact Rep. Cox’ office by phone at 517-373-3920, or by email at LauraCox@house.mi.gov.###last_img read more

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Rep Webber invites residents to his December office hours

first_img29Nov Rep. Webber invites residents to his December office hours Tags: #SB State Rep. Michael Webber has announced his in-district coffee hours for the month of December, and is encouraging greater Rochester area residents to join him for questions and discussion.“Speaking with constituents is one of the most important parts of being a state representative,” said Rep. Webber. “My in-district office hours are a great time for me to hear what the people of the greater Rochester area have to say in regards to how we can make improve our state.”Rep. Webber’s local office hours will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the Panera Bread on 2508 S. Adams Road, in Rochester Hills.No appointment is necessary and there is no cost to attend. Anyone unable to attend may contact Rep. Webber’s office by calling (517) 373-1773 or by emailing Rep. Webber at MichaelWebber@house.mi.gov.center_img Categories: News,Webber Newslast_img read more

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Colo Students and Teachers Walk Out after Attempt to Neuter History

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 SharesOctober 2, 2014; Washington PostAt all 17 schools in Jefferson County, Colorado, demonstrations have been staged in response to an attempt by the Board of Education to redraft the history curriculum in advanced placement courses in order to ensure that all materials “promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free-market system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights” and don’t “encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law.”This has, somewhat ironically, created a kind of project-based lab for civil disobedience that extends far beyond the advanced placement classes. Students and teachers alike have staged walkouts, sick-ins, and demonstrations, thus getting the attention of national advocacy groups who have taken up their cause in support.Kyle Ferris, a student leader, said:“Mostly I’m learning how people need to act to make a democracy function. The school board got elected because they misrepresented themselves and only about 40 percent of registered voters turned up for the election. It’s a failure on the part of the electorate that we failed to educate ourselves about the government. These protests though are showing those of us participating that, if we want democracy to work and our government to represent us, we need to take an active role in it.”His mother, Barbara, chimed in with, “He and his friends have taken the AP history class and have firsthand knowledge of what is taught. Like I said, I am very proud and think that having young people involved in their community and to feel strongly about education and teachers is a positive thing.”Somewhat predictably, the school board has claimed that the students are being used as pawns by the teachers.—Ruth McCambridgeShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more

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Video Obama Speaks Out on Net Neutrality A Critical Issue for Nonprofits

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 SharesNovember 10, 2014; ABC News“For almost a century, our law has recognized that companies who connect you to the world have special obligations not to exploit the monopoly they enjoy over access in and out of your home or business. It is common sense that the same philosophy should guide any service that is based on the transmission of information—whether a phone call, or a packet of data.”Calling the internet a “public good,” President Obama declared in a statement that his administration is committed to the maintenance of an open and free Internet and said he would strongly back strict rules that would protect so-called “net neutrality.” In fact, he wants to see the Internet reclassified as a utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. His statement was made in preparation for the FCC taking up the question early next year. Here is a video of that statement.For nonprofits, who often advocate for difficult and controversial issues with small budgets, and who maintain contact with constituents online to keep them engaged and informed, the prospect of unequal access should be alarming. While groups in this sector still have to address issues of digital divide, the Internet is an essential network that provides two-way access to the hearts and minds of the public. If service to those not paying massive fast-lane fees degraded, the voices we care about would be muted and the effectiveness of our organizations would be impaired.The ACLU released a statement today calling Obama’s statement a blow for civil liberties, but Laura Murphy, director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office, wrote more about the urgency of the threat to equal rights and voice in The Hill three weeks ago:“Closing the digital divide is a core civil rights issue and true net neutrality is a crucial component of that work. An open, fast, and affordable Internet promotes equality for Americans of color, those with modest incomes and those living in rural areas. It helps people with disabilities be valued, integrated members of society. It gives isolated LGBT youth a place to realize they’re not alone. In short, it is an essential tool in making ours a more perfect union.“We will continue to support true net neutrality—including reclassification—as a civil rights imperative.”Referring to the millions of comments logged on the FCC’s latest net neutrality proposal, most of which protested the institution of Internet fast lanes, Obama said “I am asking the Federal Communications Commission to answer the call of almost 4 million public comments, and implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality.” On the other side, telecommunications giants Verizon and AT&T have pledged to sue the FCC if they take steps toward Title II regulation. For its part, the FCC has said that it welcomes the president’s statements, and will incorporate them into the record of the Open Internet proceeding, just like those four million others.—Ruth McCambridgeShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more

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Is the Congo Facing Another Civil War

first_imgShare7TweetShareEmail7 SharesLe Président de la République, Joseph Kabila / MONUSCO PhotosNovember 13, 2016; GuardianIn the world’s second-largest Francophone city, the president is reluctant to end his fifteen-year rule. President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly known as Zaire, announced last month that elections scheduled for this year would be delayed until April 2018.The UN, which maintains a peacekeeping force in the Congo, has joined other nations in protesting this move, insisting that Kabila allow elections to proceed peacefully. The Catholic Church, which maintains a strong presence in the country, has been helping the government parties negotiate peacefully while prevailing upon them to “ensure that presidential elections are held as soon as possible.”As part of the deal struck with the opposition, Kabila’s prime minister, Matata Ponyo, has resigned to make room for an interim government that can guide the transition. Kabila has claimed that the country does not have the security or financial stability to hold elections before his term is up in December. Opponents fear that the delay is part of a power grab, since Kabila has reached his two-term limit and would be obliged to step down.The current Congolese constitution was ratified in 2006, the sixth constitution to be ratified since the country became independent from Belgium in 1960, and Kabila has already amended it: After winning in a runoff election in 2006, he pushed for a 2011 amendment forbidding second-round elections. This meant that when he stood against 10 other candidates in 2011, he did not need to win a majority—and he won with 49 percent of the vote, which was strongly contested by his opponents.Kabila has actually been in power since 2001; he took over after his father, President Laurent-Désiré Kabila, was shot and killed. There has never been a peaceful transition of power in the Congo. The first president, Joseph Kasavubu, supported Col. Mobutu Sese Seko’s first coup against nationalist Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, then was overthrown himself in Mobutu’s second coup in 1965. Mobutu ruled for 32 years and saw the country’s economy and infrastructure crumble. He was overthrown in 1997 by Laurent Kabila, whose militias famously employed child soldiers in the Congo’s civil war. Kabila was shot by one of these child soldiers, or “kadogos,” in 2001, and his son Joseph was sworn in.The civil wars in the Congo have embroiled the nations around its borders, aggravating the conflict and prompting the UN to maintain a peacekeeping force. The conflicts are exacerbated by many causes. For instance, in 1994, after President Paul Kagame of Rwanda helped end the genocide that overwhelmed his country, the leaders of Hutu militias that oversaw the genocide fled across the border into the Congo, where they began to attack the Tutsi population. One of the more resource-rich provinces, Katanga, has launched repeated attempts to secede. Both Rwanda and Uganda have been accused of meddling in Congolese politics by backing militias or supplying weaponry. More than five million people have died since 1993.The most recent war ended in 2003, but the fighting is not over, and many fear that Kabila’s attempt to stay in power could be the final push back into full-fledged conflict.The UN has a long history of involvement in the Congo. The first president, Kasavubu, requested help in the early 1960s when he feared that Belgian peacekeepers, ostensibly sent to protect Belgian nationals endangered by the Katanga secessionist uprising, were in fact aiding the rebellion. (The UN arrived to keep the peace but refused to quell the rebellion.) In 1999, the country declared a cease-fire and the UN Security Council established the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) to help stabilize the country during a transition. In 2010, the mission was updated to include stabilization. It read:The protection of civilians, humanitarian personnel and human rights defenders under imminent threat of physical violence and to support the Government of the DRC in its stabilization and peace consolidation efforts.The mission was repeatedly extended and expanded. In 2013, the Force Intervention Brigade was formed to neutralize armed militias. In 2015, language about protecting elections was added. Today, there are nearly 20,000 UN troops on the ground, at a yearly cost of $1.3 billion.But some question whether the UN is doing enough in the region. In 2010, they failed to aid the 500 women who were raped in Luvungi and the rest of Kivu province, provoking an international outcry. In 2014, they again failed to protect civilians, 30 of whom died in Kivu. Their own attack on Pinga in 2015, which targeted the Hutu militia FLDR, accidentally killed five civilians.Fifty people have already been killed this year while protesting Kabila’s postponement of elections. The fear that further evidence of corruption will spark more conflict is not unfounded, and many fear that it will be beyond the UN’s capacity to help.Even in past years, one humanitarian worker told Al Jazeera, “Contrary to the positive emphasis on the capacities of the peacekeeping mission, the FIB did not seem to have the right resources to deal with attacks in North Kivu.” The worker continued, “It’s political. It’s also about socioeconomic considerations, maybe also ethnic problems, corruption. It’s a mix of different things.”The West has a spotty history of involvement in this region, from the blatantly amoral exploitation by King Leopold of Belgium to the passivity and implied indifference displayed by the West when alarm bells sounded in Rwanda. The failure of the biggest peacekeeping mission in UN history to provide stability in the Congo’s first possible democratic leadership transition would be more than a missed opportunity, it could be a turning point for future UN missions.—Erin RubinShare7TweetShareEmail7 Shareslast_img read more

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Eurosport has updated its application for Android

first_imgEurosport has updated its application for Android phones and tablets. Now available via Google Play Store, the updated app allows sports fans to access real-time coverage of sports, to consult fixtures and results for all major events and to follow matches and races live.The app uses responsive design and high definition imaging and features new navigation bar, giving access to all the major features. The app is available in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Polish, Russian and Chinese. There are two versions available in English, one for the UK market and an international version.Eurosport will launch of a new application for iPhone and iPad in the near future.last_img read more

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Spanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has name

first_imgSpanish regional cable operator Euskaltel has named José Ángel Corres Abásolo as vice-president of its administrative council, replacing cable and pay TV veteran Richard Alden.Corres, who was previously an independent advisor to the Basque Country operator, will also take over from Alden as president of the company’s appointments and remuneration committee.Alden will continue to serve as member of the administrative council and of the company’s audit and control committee.Corres has served a president of the Bilbao Chamber of Commerce since 2010 and was president of the Bilbao Port Authority from 1996 to 2009.last_img read more

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Telecom Italia is to launch a new 4Kready Android

first_imgTelecom Italia is to launch a new 4K-ready Android-based set-top box in collaboration with Google.The new TIMvision box is claimed by the operator to be the first in Italy to use the Android TV operating system. Telecom Italia will launch the device in June, with a promotional offer making it available to new TIM Smart customers for €2 a month.The device will be made available to existing TIMvision customers afterwards.The box, which comes with voice-enabled search via the remote control, an integrated terrestrial receiver and is WiFi-enabled, will enable TIMvision customers to access the full range of apps available on Google Play for TV.Te device can stream content wirelessly via 5GHz 802.11ac dual band WiFi and comes with an integrated DVB-T2 tuner.The box is Google Cast-enabled to play content ‘cast’ from Android, IOS, Windows and Mac devices.The set-top includes the Google Photo app, which is also available for iOS, allowing users to view images on their smartphone or tablet on the TV screen.The set-top box comes with an infrared remote control and Bluetooth 4.1 with microphone to allow voice searching of programmes and news.“A new frontier in digital entertainment available on your home TV screen has been crossed in Italy. This initiative is the result of an important collaboration with Google which allows us to offer TIMvision customers a new experience combining content and Web in an unprecedented way,” said Daniela Biscarini, Head of TIM multimedia entertainment.The project is part of TIM’s strategy to disseminate innovative services and confirms our role as a technological enabler, with the aim of bringing our customers increasingly into touch with good quality streamed content and the new ways of enjoying it made possible by super-fast broadband networks.”last_img read more

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Amazon chief Jeff Bezos has revealed in his yearly

first_imgAmazon chief Jeff Bezos has revealed in his yearly shareholders letter that Prime now has 100 million members, which he partly attributes to continuing content expansion.Jeff BezosIn the statement, Bezos said that Prime Video, “continues to drive Prime Member adoption and retention.”The company’s expansion in content and investment in originals such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the Oscar nominated movie The Big Sick, were particularly noted as examples of success in this area.Bezos said: “We’ve expanded our slate of programming across the globe, launching new seasons of Bosch and Sneaky Pete from the US, The Grand Tour from the UK, and You Are Wanted from Germany, while adding new Sentosha shows from Japan, along with Breathe and the award-winning Inside Edge from India.“Also this year, we expanded our Prime Channels offerings, adding CBS All Access in the US and launching Channels in the UK and Germany.”Looking ahead, Bezos also said he looks forward to upcoming Prime Original series such as Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan starring John Krasinki, Anthony Hopkins-starring King Lear, The Romanoffs, Carnival Row, Good Omens, Homecoming and more.Work on the Lord of the Rings TV remake will begin this year, along with the miniseries based on the epic drama Hernan Cortes, according to the exec.The statement follows Netflix’s latest earnings report which revealed that the platform now has 125 million subscribers.last_img read more

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A coalition of US broadcast television station gro

first_imgA coalition of US broadcast television station groups, including both network owned-and-operated stations and affiliates, as well as public broadcasters, has unveiled plans to deploy Next-Gen TV – meaning TV based on the ATSC 3.0 specifications ­- in the 40 largest U.S. TV markets by the end of 2020.Participating companies include Fox Television Stations, NBCUniversal-owned stations, Univision, SpectrumCo, whose members include Sinclair Broadcast Group and Nexstar Media Group, and members of the Pearl TV business organisation including Cox Media Group, The E.W. Scripps Company, Graham Media Group, Gray Television, Hearst Television Inc., Meredith Local Media Group, Nexstar Media Group and TEGNA Inc.Additional supporting broadcasters include America’s Public Television Stations (APTS), Capitol Broadcasting, Hubbard Broadcasting, News-Press & Gazette Broadcasting, and public broadcasters participating in the Phoenix model market Next-Gen TV test.The market-driven effort builds on the testing and rollouts that have already taken place in Phoenix, Dallas, Baltimore, East Lansing, Raleigh, and Santa Barbara.This first wave of over-the-air Next-Gen TV service will begin in several markets this year, with dozens more planned through 2020, according to the consortium.  This timeline will make Next-Gen TV service available to tens of millions of viewers and is concurrent with the anticipated 2020 introduction of consumer devices equipped to receive the advanced signals, the group said.last_img read more

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The offences are alleged to have taken place on da

first_imgThe offences are alleged to have taken place on dates between February 2004 and February 2011The second defendant, now aged 26 and with an address in south Belfast, faces 11 charges of indecently assaulting the same girl.Those offences are alleged to have taken place on dates between February 2005 and February 2009 when he was aged between 15 and 19.Both men cannot be named for legal reasons to protect the identity of their victim. ShareTweet TWO MEN FACE DERRY COURT OVER SEX ASSAULTS ON 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL was last modified: August 1st, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: TWO men have appeared at a preliminary enquiry at Derry Magistrates’ Court charged with sexually abusing a girl under 13 stretching back over a decade ago.One of the defendant, who is aged 32 and with an address in Derry’s Springtown Road area, is charged with rape and two accounts of attempted rape.He is further accused of four of indecent assaults and two offences of sexually assaulting a child. BISHOPS STREET COURTHOUSEDERRY MAGISTRATES’ COURTTWO MEN FACE DERRY COURT OVER SEX ASSAULTS ON 13-YEAR-OLD GIRLlast_img read more

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The resulting article featured wonderful images of

first_imgThe resulting article featured wonderful images of places like Derry’s Peace Bridge, the Giants Causeway, Titanic Belfast, SS Nomadic, Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter and the Old Bushmills Distillery.It included dedicated sections on the North of Ireland’s food and drink scene, festivals, history and culture, as well as lots of great ideas and suggestions for places to stay and visit – and even James Nesbitt’s “bästa tips” (top tips).Aileen Hickey, Tourism Ireland’s Manager for the Nordic region, said: “We are delighted with the excellent coverage in Aftonbladet Resa, which is an excellent way of showcasing Belfast and the Causeway Coast to a large audience of potential holidaymakers in Sweden. “Publicity is an important element of our overall promotional programme, helping to raise awareness through the Swedish media of the many things to see and do on a holiday in Northern Ireland.” Aileen Hickey added: “Latest NISRA figures indicate that we welcomed an additional +14% visitors from Mainland Europe to Northern Ireland in the first nine months of 2015. “Tourism Ireland is determined to ensure that growth continues and we are rolling out an extensive programme of promotions throughout 2016.“As well as targeting the many Game of Thrones fans around Scandinavia, we are also highlighting The Gobbins Cliff Path, while continuing to place a major focus on other iconic experiences like Titanic Belfast, the Giant’s Causeway and our unique National Trust properties. Throughout 2016, we are also placing a major focus on highlighting the superb food scene in Northern Ireland.”A major, 23-page article on the North of Ireland features a visit to Derry and the Peace BridgeSWEDE ALL ABOUT IT! 640,000 NORDICS READ ABOUT DERRY’S PEACE BRIDGE was last modified: May 10th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet .A major, 23-page article Derry’s Peace Bridge and the wider North West has appeared in a recent edition of Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.Aftonbladet is one of the largest daily newspapers in Scandinavia, with about 640,000 readers (and millions more readers online).Tourism Ireland in the Nordic Region, in conjunction with Tourism NI, invited journalist Katarina Arvidson to visit last July. 000 NORDICS READ ABOUT DERRY’S PEACE BRIDGESWEDE ALL ABOUT IT! 640last_img read more

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LOCAL folk group LORE have confirmed they will pla

first_imgLOCAL folk group LORE have confirmed they will play at Strabane’s Alley Theatre on Saturday 19th August, alongside talented singer songwriter Niamh McGlinchey as part of their joint 2017 tour.The musical duo share a wealth of awards and acclaim from the music industry and audiences can expect a night of beautiful songs, delivered by outstanding vocalists and a plethora of supreme musicians.LORE, who made the debut at the Alley Theatre in 2016, hail from Dungiven and have just released their highly anticipated new EP. In 2015 they were nominated for ‘Best Irish Act’ for a second year by the Pure M Awards.The indie-folk group have gained acclaim and recognition nationally and have been championed by the kings and queens of the airwaves. The dynamic five piece have been play listed consistently on local and national mainstream radio and have wooed audiences with their enigmatic live performances supporting both upcoming and legendary Irish acts such as; Mary Black, Ciaran Lavery, The 4 of Us and Cara Dillon.The 2017 tour sees the release of Lore’s newest collections of songs.This new addition to their catalogue sees the merging of the quintessential folk styling’s of the first two EPs with an edgy contemporary indie production.Niamh McGlinchey is a folk/country singer-songwriter from Co. Derry. Her career began when she won an All-Ireland title for her rendition of “Raglan Road” back in 2008. She then went on to represent the North in RTE’s “All Ireland Talent Show” and her singing and presenting career has blossomed in the years since.She has supported iconic Irish acts such as; Daniel O’Donnell, Bagatelle and Frances Black and has spent the past three years touring across Ireland and the UK supporting Nathan Carter.Her latest and third album, ‘Dear Someone’, comprises of an eclectic mix of covers and original songs.Jacqui Doherty, Venue Manager at the Alley Theatre said; “The Alley Theatre is a perfect setting for this concert. A beautiful arrangement of songs and music will fill the auditorium and have the audience wowed from start to finish.”Speaking about the upcoming performance Carol Ann Carlile from LORE commented: “Our 2017 tour is the culmination of three years of writing and performing our hearts out.“It will showcase our journey as artists and deliver a night of entertainment that our audiences will never forget… We are absolutely thrilled and honoured to be playing again at The Alley Theatre”Niamh McGlinchy added ‘Really looking forward to join the fantastic Lore in the Alley Theatre. It’s sure to be a night packed with tasteful originals and covers of everyone’s favourites.”Tickets for LORE and Niamh McGlinchey at the Alley Theatre on Saturday 12th August, cost £12.00 and will be available from the Alley Theatre Box Office on 028 71 384444 or online www.alley-theatre.com.FOLK GROUP LORE AND NIAMH MCGLINCHEY TO BRING SWEET MUSIC TO ALLEY THEATRE was last modified: August 4th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet dungivenFOLK GROUP LORE AND NIAMH MCGLINCHEY TO BRING SWEET MUSIC TO ALLEY THEATRElast_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet THE last of four regional finals in this year’s Irish Restaurant Awards took place at La Mon Hotel, Belfast, last night where 135 awards were presented to leading chefs, restaurants and pubs.A host of Derry establishments shone brightly at the gala night which celebrated the best of food, wine, premises and staff across the North of Ireland.District 45 and The Sooty Olive Restaurant were the toast of the night with each picking up two awards. “Online nominations have increased from 9,000 in 2013 to over 80,000 this year and with the increase in interest comes an increase in standards, making the judging process more difficult than ever.“Our small island boasts everything from fine dining to high quality gastropubs, from the exotic taste explosions of world cuisine to the comfort of traditional dishes.“We have an appreciation for what we eat, for the journey of our food from farm to fork, and for the dedication of those working in the food industry to serve up Ireland’s finest food.”Below is the full list of Derry winners:Best Casual Dining sponsored by San Pellegrino – District 45Best Emerging Irish Cuisine sponsored by Odaios Foods – The Sooty Olive RestaurantBest Kids Size Me sponsored by Dubliner Cheese – AmiciBest ‘Free From’ sponsored by Peroni Nastro Azzurro Gluten Free – The Sooty OliveBest World Cuisine sponsored by Aryzta – Indus Valley CuisineBest Newcomer sponsored by Elavon – Primrose DerryBest Wine Experience sponsored by ClassicDrinks – Browns Bonds HillPub of the Year sponsored by Bushmills – Peadar O’Donnells BarBest Café sponsored by Illy – Warke’s DeliBest Gastro Pub sponsored by Coca Cola & Schweppes – Anglers RestaurantBest Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant sponsored by BWG Foodservice – Beech Hill Country HouseBest Customer Service – Mama MasalaBest Restaurant Manager sponsored by AIB Merchant Services – James McKee of District 45Best Chef sponsored by Nisbets – Derek Creagh of Primrose DerryBest Restaurant sponsored by Tindal Wine Merchants – Church Street RestaurantRevealed: All the Derry winners in Irish restaurant awards regional final was last modified: April 6th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: District 45La Mon House HotelRevealed: All the Derry winners in Irish restaurant awards regional-finalTHE SOOTY OLIVE Over 400 people attended the Ulster Regional Final on Wednesday evening where the top establishments in each county were named.The awards covered a wide range of venues and the winners from each of Ulster’s nine counties were selected from the following categories: Best Casual Dining, Best Emerging Irish Cuisine, Best Kids Size Me, Best ‘Free From’, Best World Cuisine, Best Restaurant Manager, Best Wine Experience, Pub of the Year, Best Café, Best Customer Service, Best Gastro Pub, Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant, Best Newcomer, Best Chef and Best Restaurant. There was also a special Regional award for Ulster’s Local Food Hero.Speaking at the awards, Adrian Cummins, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) said:“Now in their tenth year, the Irish Restaurant Awards continue to showcase the exquisite and admirable calibre of food available in our restaurants and pubs nationwide.last_img read more

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first_img Google+ Linkedin Pinterest MONTGOMERY, WV (AP) — An Ohio couple has purchased a West Virginia island for $60,000. Twitter Next PostMom warns of Fortnite fraud after teen son’s account was taken over Home NewsWatch Local News Ohio couple buys island in West Virginia for $60K Facebook Local NewsTop Stories Ohio couple buys island in West Virginia for $60K By Daniella HankeyJul 21, 2018, 09:10 am 687 0 center_img Laura Ballor says she is considering turning the island into a spiritual retreat. Previous PostEPA grant awarded to help West Virginia prevent water pollution News outlets report James Ballor of Columbus, Ohio, and his wife, Laura, made the winning bid for Eastern Wheeler Island in the Kanawha River at an auction Thursday in Montgomery. Bidding for the island that was once a private airstrip started at $40,000. Mail Daniella Hankey The Ballors, who hadn’t previously vacationed in West Virginia, only recently became intrigued by the idea of owning an island when they found it on Craigslist. They decided to drive to Fayette County, where the 17-acre (6.9-hectare) island of woods and beach can be found. James says they took a boat around the island but have yet to set foot on it. Tumblrlast_img read more

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