Shopping For Cotton In Jaipur

first_imgA commercial for a credit card company features comedian Conan O’Brien hunting for materials for curtains in Jaipur for his new show. Wall Street Journal reports that Conan was paid $1 million for the commercial, which was filmed over three days in October in Jaipur. The commercial depicts O’Brien using a loom to weave the fabric, then stomping on flower petals to create the dye and gossiping with washing ladies. Related Itemslast_img

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Wilson Singh-Satish Kumar Win Gold in Synchronised Diving at Asian Age Group Championships

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. First Published: September 30, 2019, 10:56 PM IST Bengaluru: India’s N Wilson Singh and Satish Kumar Prahapati on Monday produced impressive performances to win the gold medal in the 10m platform synchronised diving event at the ongoing 10th Asian Age Group Championships here.India, thus, extended their total tally to 60 medals (17 gold, 23 silver and 20 bronze) in the prestigious championships, which is the largest aquatic event in Asia. The duo of Wilson and Satish scored 290.19 to beat Uzbekistan’s Zaynetdinov Marsel and Khasanov Botir, who scored 280.53 points.The bronze medal went to Mojtaba Valipour and Masood Vakili of Iran with a score of 266.16.”We are very happy with our performance. We prepared very well for this championships and the national camp in Pune was important to sharpen our skills. We are happy it has paid off. Divers from Uzbekistan were very good and we expected a good fight from them,” Wilson said.India’s Ramananda Sharma continued his fine form as he bagged a silver medal in the 3m springboard for open category, while Siddharth Pradeshi added another bronze to his kitty in the same event here.Ramananda scored 287.75 points behind Philippines’ Deorelar Francisco (295.70 points), while Pradeshi scored 282.15 points.”I am slightly disappointed that I missed the gold. Philippines diver was flawless in all his attempts. I have a few more events left and hopefully I will do better,” Ramananda said.In men’s water polo, unbeaten Japan won the gold after securing a convincing21-6 win over Sri Lanka in their last round robin league match to finish with 12 points.Hosts India had a disappointing campaign as they finished last in the six-team competition. last_img read more

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Viv Richards lauds Brendon McCullum for breaking his record

first_imgWest Indian batting legend Vivian Richards heaped praise on swashbuckling batsman Brendon McCullum after the New Zealand skipper registered the fastest hundred in longest format of the game off just 54 balls playing in his last Test.Richards, who until Saturday held the record for the quickest ton in Tests off 56 balls jointly with Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq, was lavish in his praise for McCullum for his record-breaking feat.Walking in when New Zealand were tottering at 32 for 3 on the opening day of the first Test against Australia at Christchurch, McCullum smashed 100 runs off just 54 deliveries to pull the hosts out of trouble and break Richards’ record set against England in 1986.McCullum, who completed his century with a boundary, scored 145 off 79 balls before Nathan Lyon pulled off a superb catch off James Pattinson’s bowling to send him back to the pavilion.”Let me take this opportunity to congratulate Brendon…(I’ve) been a great fan of yours for many years. Well done on your achievement,” Richards said in the video on Twitter, posted by Pakistan Super League (PSL) side Quetta Gladiators on Saturday.”And if there was going to be an individual who you would’ve liked to have surpassed whatever you would’ve achieved in life, certainly it would be you. You’re one of those individuals who help to put bums on seats. Long may that continue. Well done, man.”last_img read more

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Haryana working on small hydro power projects: Khattar

first_imgBhiwani, May 19 (PTI) To enhance the availability of water and ensure its equitable distribution in the state, the Haryana government is working on small hydro power projects along with major ones, including Renuka and Lakhwar dams.For this purpose, about nine sites have been earmarked in the Shivalik area for construction of small dams.This was disclosed by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here today.He said the state government was also providing subsidies and other incentives to encourage farmers to adopt drip and sprinkler irrigation techniques to ensure less usage of water.He told reporters here that a medical college would be established in Bhiwani and construction work would be started only after selection of land by the local residents.Replying to a question regarding FIR registered against former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, he said that investigation is “not being conducted with a vengeful mindset”.”Hooda has time and again said in the House that he is ready for any investigation. Now that investigation is being carried out in a proper manner, Hooda should stand by his statement and not fear any investigation. He should not be afraid if he has not done anything wrong,” he added.The present state government has so far made about 3,600 announcements since it came into power, of which work on 1,600 has either been completed or is near completion.”I am personally monitoring work being carried out on these announcements,” he added.Later, addressing students at Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, the chief minister said that a target had been fixed to train 1.33 lakh youth of the state under the skill development mission, which would be achieved by next year.advertisementHe also inaugurated and laid foundation stones of various projects related to drinking water supply, power supply, anaj mandi and sports, to the tune of Rs 166 crore. PTI VJ ARKlast_img read more

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Youth Assistant Coach EOI Information – Girls 17’s

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Province Seeks Public Input on New Responsible Gaming Strategy

first_imgThe province is gathering feedback to help it make the right decisions for Nova Scotia families as it develops a new responsible gaming strategy. A website was launched today, May 27, to collect feedback from the public and interested parties. The information, and best practices in other jurisdictions, will be considered when the new five-year strategy, from 2011-16, is developed by Ron L’Esperance, a former provincial deputy minister. “Our goal is to promote safe and responsible gaming in Nova Scotia,” said Mr. L’Esperance. “And we want to make sure the voices of Nova Scotians are heard in the development of the strategy.” The project will review some elements outlined in the 2005 strategy, such as the business of gaming, problem gambling prevention and treatment, research, and accountability. Other areas to be addressed include Internet gambling, the video lottery My-Play system and gaming regulations. Mr. L’Esperance is working with an advisory committee of deputy ministers from the departments of Finance, Health, Health Promotion and Protection, Labour and Workforce Development, as well as CEOs of the Office of Aboriginal Affairs and the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation. Visit www.gov.ns.ca/gamingstrategy to read the paper and offer feedback. Deadline for responses is June 30. They can be submitted by e-mail to gamingstrategy@gov.ns.ca, by phone at 1-877-424-8588, or by mail to Responsible Gaming Strategy 2011-16, P.O. Box 145, C.R.O., Halifax, N.S., B3J 2M4. The strategy is expected to be released this fall.last_img read more

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Our Govts must work together CM tells PM

first_imgNEW DELHI: In a first since the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, assuring his government’s full cooperation to the Centre for developing the national capital. “Met Narendra Modi and congratulated him for Lok Sabha victory. Delhi government plans to store Yamuna water during rainy season. One season’s water sufficient to meet one year’s Delhi’s water needs. Requested Centre’s support,” CM Kejriwal said on a Twitter post after the meeting. “Assured full cooperation of Del government. To develop Delhi, capital city of India, it is important that Delhi government and Centre work together.” Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkThe AAP-led Delhi government and the Centre have been at loggerheads since Kejriwal came to power in 2015. Delhi being a special state, matters related to land, law and order including the Delhi Police, come under the central government. Matters of security, bureaucratic appointments and clearances of projects have been a bone of contention between the two governments. In a shift in his stand on the central government’s healthcare scheme, CM Kejriwal said he was willing to examine if Ayushman Bharat could be integrated with his government’s scheme. Delhi is among a handful of states which have not come on board the central government’s scheme which provides health insurance to the poor. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”Ayushman Bharat was briefly discussed. Informed Hon’ble PM that Delhi government’s Delhi Health scheme is much bigger and wider in scope. However, assured him to examine if Ayushman Bharat scheme could also be integrated into our scheme,” CM Kejriwal said. The AAP which enjoys a majority in the state assembly failed to win any seat from Delhi in the Lok Sabha elections, and ranked third in five of the seven seats. Kejriwal also skipped the meeting chaired by PM Modi on 19 June to discuss the issue of ‘One Nation, One Poll’. CM Kejriwal has also invited Modi to visit his government’s mohalla clinic and a government school — the focus areas of the AAP-led Delhi government.last_img read more

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CUPW health and safety key factors to reaching agreement in ongoing postal

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS)- Rotating strikes continue for Canada Post workers as the union rejects the latest contract offer.The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUP-W) did suggest a counter offer, that they haven’t heard a response about yet.They are also requesting the federal government appoint a mediator to aid the organizations in reaching an agreement.Gord Fischer, National Union Director for the prairie region said Canada Post needs to create better work environment.“We are seeing an increase in parcels year over year, that is just burying our workers on the deliver end with parcels and they’re doing nothing to address that. We end up with workers that are working 12-13 hours a day.”Fischer adds that they know the holidays are coming up and it’s their busiest time.“I’m hoping that Canada Post starts finally taking us seriously and the government finally starts taking us seriously and realize that our problems are real and these are working conditions that can no longer be tolerated,” said Fischer.Trudeau said last week that “all options” would be on the table to end postal disruptions if there was no progress in bargaining.last_img read more

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Canadian military unfazed by fishy beluga whale suspected of spying for Russia

first_imgOTTAWA — Norway may be wondering about the porpoise of a beluga whale found in its waters sporting a Russian harness, but Canadian defence officials say they are dolphinately not worried about militarized cetaceans being used here.The beluga in question was discovered by Norwegian fishermen last week wearing a harness bearing the words “Equipment St. Petersburg” and featuring a mount for an action camera. It is also apparently unafraid of people.The white whale has alarmed Norwegian officials prompted speculation it might have come from a Russian military facility and been trained as a spy. The animal has refused to leave and appears to enjoy interacting with its new hosts.While Canada might seem a prime country to train belugas — about two-thirds of the global population of the small-by-whale standards creatures regularly summer in Canadian waters — the Department of National Defence said that is not the case.“We do not train sea or marine animals, nor have we discovered any,” National Defence spokesman Daniel Le Bouthillier said in an email, adding: “While we find the situation a bit fishy, we are not concerned at this time.”Norwegian experts appear convinced that the beluga found in their country’s waters was being trained by the Russian military for some purpose, though exactly what isn’t clear.Russia does not have a history of using whales for military purposes but the Soviet Union had a full-fledged training program for dolphins.The Soviet Union used a base in Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula during the Cold War to train the mammals for military purposes such as searching for mines or other objects and planting explosives.The facility in Crimea was closed following the collapse of the Soviet Union, though reports shortly after the Russian annexation of Crimea indicated that it had reopened.The Russian Defence Ministry published a public tender in 2016 to purchase five dolphins for a training program.The tender did not explain what tasks the dolphins were supposed to perform, but indicated they were supposed to have good teeth. It was taken offline shortly after publication.—With files from The Associated PressThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Jamie Foxx Recounts The Role Of His Mentors During Big Brothers Big

first_imgOn June 17th at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, Illinois, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America recognized the generosity of its corporate and individual partners at its annual awards gala with special guest, Academy and Grammy Award winner, Jamie Foxx.Foxx shared a moving personal story about being encouraged by his grandmother to learn to play the piano as a means of seeing the world outside of his hometown of Terrell, Texas. Foxx also reaffirmed his commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters and to the cause of mentoring children who face adversity. He thrilled the audience with an impromptu singing performance with event emcee, NBC journalist and correspondent, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Board Member Kate Snow.Big Brothers Big Sisters of America presented Foxx with its Common Good Award, which is given to a partner who provides an investment of services to benefit the common good of the organization and brand as a whole. Since 2012, Foxx has been Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s national spokesperson. In addition, Foxx regularly hosts “Littles” at his home and, earlier this year, helped to launch the BE AMAZING! campaign.The gala culminated with the presentation of the Big Brother of the Year and Big Sister of the Year awards, which were given to Tom Fascia of Randolph, New Jersey, and Dakotah Taylor of Bennington, Nebraska, respectively.Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes such as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 110 year history. With nearly 340 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves approximately 200,000 children, their families and 200,000 volunteer mentors. Learn more at www.BigBrothersBigSisters.org.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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The story of OujeBougoumou Promo

first_imgAPTN National NewsNext week APTN National News will tell the story of the people of Ouje-Bougoumou.From living on the margins of society to becoming an award-winning community.APTN’s Annette Francis will bring you a three-part series beginning Jan. 15 and also show the influence of Christianity and the struggle to bring back old traditional spiritual practices.last_img

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Super Bowl ads offer simple escapism with star power

NEW YORK — Star power abounds in this year’s Super Bowl ads.Sarah Michelle Gellar, for instance, is making a horror movie parody for Olay, while Jeff Bridges revives his “The Dude” character from “The Big Lebowski” in a pitch for Stella Artois.Advertisers are hoping to provide some welcome distraction as economic fears persist and the nation’s political climate remains sharply divided.As much as Sunday’s Super Bowl will be a battle between players on the field, it will be a battle between advertisers over who gets the buzz — and who gets forgotten.The stakes are high. A 30-second Super Bowl ad can cost more than $5 million. More than 100 million people in the U.S. are expected to tune in to Sunday’s game on CBS.Mae Anderson, The Associated Press read more

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Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

NEW YORK — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF manager Renaissance Capital, and SEC filings.Week of May 20.Bicycle Therapeutics – Cambridge, United Kingdom, 4.3 million shares, priced $14-$16, managed by Goldman Sachs/Jefferies. Proposed Nasdaq symbol BCYC. Business: Phase 1 biotech developing novel oncology medicines based on bicyclic peptides.GX Acquisition – New York, 25 million shares, priced at $10, managed by Cantor Fitzerald. Proposed Nasdaq symbol GXGXU. Business: Blank check company led by the managing partners of Trimaran Capital Partners.IDEAYA Biosciences – San Francisco, 5 million shares, priced $13-$15, managed by JP Morgan/Citi. Business: Phase 1 biotech developing targeted therapies for genetically-defined cancers.Peloton Therapeutics – Dallas, 9.4 million shares, priced $15-$17, managed by JP Morgan/Citi. Proposed Nasdaq PLTX. Business: Phase 2 biotech developing small-molecule HIF-2a inhibitors for kidney cancer.Rattler Midstream LP – Midland, Texas, 33.3 million shares, priced $16-$19, managed by Credit Suisse/BofA Merrill Lynch. Proposed Nasdaq symbol RTLR. Business: Oil and gas midstream services unit being spun of Diamondback.The Associated Press read more

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SecretaryGeneral sees political will for nuclear disarmament

The 25 May underground nuclear test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) was “in clear violation of Security Council resolutions,” Mr. Ban said in a video message to a meeting in Vienna of International Scientific Studies Conference, which is working on verification aspects of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).He added that the DPRK’s recent test is a “direct challenge to international nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation efforts [and] underscores the urgency of ensuring the early entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty,” which outlaws all nuclear explosions and establishes a verification regime to monitor compliance.According to the website of the CTBT’s Preparatory Commission, 148 nations have ratified the pact to date.Despite the recent DPRK test and “other recent events, I sense increased political will for disarmament,” the Secretary-General said in today’s message.Next year’s Review Conference of the UN-backed Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which forms the foundation of the world’s nuclear non-proliferation regime, “is an important step on gauging our ability and readiness to detect nuclear explosions worldwide,” he said. “I believe we are well on track.”Last month, the Conference on Disarmament – the world’s sole multilateral forum for disarmament negotiations – adopted a Programme of Work for its 2009 session, ending a 12-year stalemate.The move will allow the body to negotiate and substantively discuss strategic disarmament and non-proliferation, Mr. Ban said. 10 June 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he perceives an increased political will for disarmament, calling on the international community to seize the momentum and take decisive action to ban nuclear testing worldwide. read more

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UN official wins top sustainable development award

Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, will share the $125,000 prize with Enrique Peñalosa, former mayor of the Colombian capital, Bogotá, and Sören Hermansen of Denmark, who was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time Magazine last year.“With over 50 per cent of humanity now living in urban areas, the award highlights the urgent need for sustainable urbanization for the future of the planet,” said Ms. Tibaijuka.She joins former United States Vice-President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore as a recipient of the Göteborg Award, which is celebrating its tenth year and is funded by the Swedish city and private companies.The jury panel said that this year’s winners, who will receive their prizes at a ceremony in November, “are ambassadors for one of the most decisive factors for humanity – the battle for sustainable development in the cities and towns around the globe.” 22 June 2009The head of the United Nations agency tasked with promoting socially and environmentally sustainable housing is one of three winners of this year’s prestigious Göteborg Award, known as the “Nobel Prize in Environment.” read more

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NY lawmaker wants ban on plastic toiletry bottles in hotels

ALBANY, N.Y. — There’s a new push to ban those tiny bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel from hotel rooms across New York state.State Sen. Todd Kaminsky announced his legislative proposal Wednesday, calling single-use toiletry bottles a big source of plastic waste. The Long Island Democrat cited estimates that hotels in New York City alone dispose of an estimated 27 million plastic toiletry bottles annually.If the ban were enacted hotels could instead use wall-mounted dispensers or packaging made from non-plastic materials.The idea is gaining support in the industry, with the Hotel Association of New York City and the state Hospitality and Tourism Association both backing Kaminsky’s idea.Last month Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel chain, announced plans to eliminate small plastic toiletry bottles worldwide by December 2020.The Associated Press read more

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After weeks of snow winterweary Americans plead with travel agents Get me

After weeks of snow, winter-weary Americans plead with travel agents: Get me out of here In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 photo, bundled up pedestrians walk past an advertisement for South America and Central America in the window of a travel agency in Blue Island, Ill. With yet another polar vortex like storm system bearing down on many parts of the country, suffering Midwesterners dream about being anywhere but home. Florida resorts and other tourist operations have been fueling this with email and other ad campaigns dangling a little sunshine and beach scenes in front of us. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Don Babwin, The Associated Press Posted Feb 28, 2014 1:04 am MDT CHICAGO – Shannon Frauenholtz has had it with winter. Barely able to stomach the television news with its images of snowbound cars, she heads to the tanning salon, closes her eyes and imagines she’s back in Mexico, where she’s already vacationed once this winter.She’s toyed with the idea of joining her mother in Hawaii or just driving to an indoor water park, figuring that while the palm trees might be plastic and the “beach” smells of chlorine, at least it’s warm.“I don’t need a vacation. I don’t need the relaxation,” said Frauenholtz, of New Ulm, Minn. “I just need the heat.”All over the Midwest and the East Coast, travel agents are being inundated with a simple request: Get me out of here. And travellers fortunate enough to have escaped are begging hotels to let them stay a little longer.Because they know how miserable people are, warm-weather destinations in California, Arizona and Florida have stepped up their enticements. Trains and billboards in Chicago have been plastered with ads showing beaches and pool scenes. In Philadelphia, one promoter put fiberglass mannequins dressed in flip flops, tank tops and shorts atop taxis with their arms outstretched — a whimsical inducement to “fly” south.Reminding Americans that there are places where nose hairs don’t freeze is an annual tradition. But those in the business of luring visitors to warmer climates say it’s rarely been easier than this season, when “polar vortex” has entered the everyday vocabulary and “Chi-beria” has become popular enough to emblazon on T-shirts.“This year we wanted to have a little more fun with it,” said Susannah Costello, of Visit Florida, the state’s official marketing organization, which came up with the mannequin idea.The ads showing children and bikini-clad women making snow angels in warm beach sand are more plentiful than in years past, acknowledged Erin Duggan, of Visit Sarasota County.“We did that because we knew winter was shaping up to be brutal,” she said.Not that people needed much reminding of the harsh conditions.“The winter is so bad, there is a certain amount of desperation,” said Alex Kutin, an Indianapolis travel agent. “They come and say, ‘I’ve got to get somewhere warm. Where do you recommend?’”Another assault of bad weather was expected over the weekend, with forecasts for at least 6 inches of snow through Monday in a 1,500-mile stretch from Kansas to the East Coast. Parts of the Northeast could see a foot or more.Kevin Tuttle, of Verona, Wis., was so intent on finding warmth that he decided against Florida out of fear that the polar vortex might reach down and find them there. Instead, he and his wife will take their 4-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter to Manzanillo, Mexico, a resort on the Pacific ocean.“That’s near the equator, right? It’s got to be pretty warm,” Tuttle said, adding that “a lot of sand castles are in my future.”Just how many more people are trying to get out of the ice box is unclear. Airlines do not release any route-specific data. And although the government tracks some of it, figures will not be released for six months.But other travel statistics suggest there has been a jump. The jetsetter.com travel site found that the number of hotel bookings in warm-weather spots made by customers from Illinois, New York, Massachusetts and the Washington, D.C., area rose 7 per cent in January compared with last year.Visit Florida says hotel bookings in the state rose 3 per cent in the four weeks ending Feb. 15 compared with the same period last year. And the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association reports that RV parks from Florida to Arizona report are packed, with one Arizona park expecting a 6 per cent increase in revenue over last year.Travellers are also staying longer once they arrive.Micah Hilgendorf said the thought of heading back to ice-covered Chicago, where he owns a couple of bars, prompted him to tack on three days in Florida before and after a cruise out of Miami. He also flew to Palm Springs, Calif., for four days.“All of that is last-minute because of the weather,” Hilgendorf said.Dave Knieriemen, a retired engineer from Fremont, Ohio, is doing the same thing.“We’ve reserved a room for another night in case our flight gets cancelled because of the weather,” he said this week from Arizona as he watched the Cleveland Indians play a spring training game. “And it’s so horrible (in Ohio) we might stay a bit longer, anyway.”Travel agents say the numbers of travellers would be even higher if all those who wanted to get away could find a seat on jets that are already full.“It’s far easier to find people a resort to stay in or a cruise ship than to find them a flight,” said Gail Weinholzer, of AAA in Minnesota.The inability to find a flight, afford a trip or get time off from work has sent a surge of customers to businesses at home that can offer even a short escape from the cold, such as tanning salons.“We’re getting a lot of people coming in here to warm up,” said Kirstin Leffew, the manager of Bronze Bay Tanning in Pendleton, Ind. “They want the beds that have been used the most, the ones that are nice and hot.”Indoor water parks say they are busier than usual, too. Joe Eck, general manager of the Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells, said business is up 10 to 15 per cent because of the bitter cold.Among those who decided to go to the Wilderness — which has real palm trees, the resort will remind you — were Jennifer Drost and her family.“Our kids are young enough where they still enjoy playing outside, but they haven’t been able to because it was so darn cold,” said Drost, who lives with her husband and three children in Fond du Lac, Wis. “All of us were getting on each other’s nerves, (and) we just needed to get out of the house.”___Associated Press writer M.L. Johnson in Milwaukee contributed to this report. read more

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Prince Harry coos over adorable babies

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Prince seemed enthralled by the local babies as he shrugs off selfie requests on his first official visit to Northern Ireland.last_img

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Goedverwagting accident victim identified

The vehicle involved in the accidentThe woman who on Tuesday morning died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after she was struck by a motorcar on the Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD) public road on Monday night has been identified 63-year-old, Cammanie Sukhdeo of Sandy Bobb Street, Kitty Georgetown.The woman’s body was on Wednesday morning identified by her daughter Simi Singh.INews previously reported that at about 22:02h the woman of East Indian decent reportedly ran into the path of motorcar PRR 6071.The motorcar, which was at the time being driven by a Thomas Street, Kitty, Georgetown resident, was proceeding west along the southern carriageway of the above mentioned road.The woman, who had on little clothing, reportedly ran into the vehicle’s path from south to north and was struck.She was quickly picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) in unconscious state but subsequently died on Tuesday morning while receiving treatment.The driver, who passed a breathalyser test, is in custody assisting the Police with their investigation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUnidentified woman killed in Goedverwagting accidentSeptember 11, 2018In “Crime”Woman succumbs to injuries following vehicular accident with ConstableAugust 17, 2017In “Crime”Strathspey accident victim succumbsNovember 13, 2018In “latest news” read more

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