The Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron This time the cancer is lethal

first_imgTHE POGUES AND Radiators from Space guitarist, Philip Chevron, has revealed that he has terminal cancer.In 2007, he was treated for head and neck cancer and was given a clean bill of health in April 2012. However, the cancer has returned.In a statement on The Pogues website, Chevron said that in August last year his doctors found a new tumour. The position of it means that treatment is seriously ill-advised and would almost certainly “cause a stroke or worse”. It will prove fatal in time, though at present it is impossible to measure Chevron’s life expectancy.Chevron, born Philip Ryan, was last year part of both the The Pogues and the Radiators releases, but is currently taking a break from both bands.In the statement, Philip thanked his friends, colleagues, family and management team for their enduring support and hopes to make some notable musical contributions before, as he puts it, the cancer becomes “lethal”.Read: Brad Pitt: Angelina is ‘absolutely heroic’ for undergoing double mastectomy>More: Thousands pay tribute to teen ‘warrior and inspiration’ Donal Walsh>last_img read more

Prisoners hack PS3 with mouse cable to create phone charger

first_imgThe title makes you wonder how prisoners get hold of a PS3 in the first place, after all you go to prison to be punished for crimes, not to relax in luxury playing PS3 games. But it seems the West Lothian prison in Scotland has a reputation for treating its prisoners like royalty, as it already has the nickname the “Addisson” which is named after the Radisson series of luxury hotel chains.It appears their generosity of rewarding prisoners with PS3 consoles if they are good may have backfired because it seems that the cons have been doing a bit of hacking by stealing mice from classes, re-wiring them and using the PS3 to charge the mobile phones that they are not technically supposed to have.Officials at the jail were scratching their heads for ages trying to work out why so many mice were going missing, but after they examined the PS3 consoles during cell searches they soon realized why. The USB ports of the PS3 are usually used to charge the PS3 controllers, but they can also power most USB connected devices too (hence the re-wire job).Now it seems that no prisoner is allowed to leave any classes without handing back their mouse, otherwise they will get a slap on the wrist and be placed in the naughty corner. As for the modified PS3s, well who knows what happens to these, maybe they will be swapped for Nintendo Wii’s, DS’s or Xbox 360s.Read more at The Daily Recordlast_img read more

Scientists determine the formula for perfect melted cheese on toast

first_imgScience has put men on the moon, cured disease, and built amazing architectural wonders. But has it ever calculated the best way to melt cheese on a slice of toast? Actually, yes it has. The Royal Society of Chemistry along with the British Cheese Board has announced the formula for making a perfect slice of toast with melted cheese.A series of tests were carried out by the Chemistry Society, and found that the perfect slice is created by melting exactly 50 grams of cheese on a piece of white bread 10 mm thick. The bread and cheese should sit precisely 18 cm from the heat source, which is set at 115° C. Cooking time is 4 minutes, and not a second more. This will reportedly toast the bread and melt the cheese in the most objectively pleasing way. If you have been melting cheese on toast any other way, that was the wrong way.The researchers evaluated the effect distance, time, and cheese format had on the final result. They found early on that the cheese melted more consistently when the heat source was farther away. After zeroing in on the distance, the time was assessed. It had to be just the right length to melt the cheese without burning the edges of the toast. Lastly, these highly trained scientists investigated shredded, sliced, and cubed cheese. Sliced was the clear winner there.That wasn’t the end of testing. A few more tests showed that a hard cheese like cheddar worked best, and that white bread provided the most consistent platform for cheese melting.Yes, this is a little silly, but science isn’t always serious business. This is simply an illustration of the scientific method and how research is approached. It’s vastly simplified, of course, but now you can make scientifically perfect cheesy toast. We live in the future now.last_img read more

Its Pancake Tuesday tomorrow get some inspiration from this master crêpier

first_img 13,428 Views Source: Short URL Monday 27 Feb 2017, 7:07 PM It’s Pancake Tuesday tomorrow – get some inspiration from this master crêpier Ready to rush out for the pancake mix? 7 Comments PANCAKE TUESDAY IS almost with us again.As most people will be preparing to bin another batch of burnt flour and egg, visited someone who knows a thing or two about putting together a crepe (the pancake’s more sophisticated, mature cousin) to see if we could pick up a few tips.Redmond Kennedy runs Classic Crepes, currently occupying a space for pop-up businesses in the window of Arnotts on Dublin’s Henry Street, usually operates from two classic Citroen HY vans, both converted into crêperies.Kennedy explained that crepes are not too different from the humble pancake:A crepe is a crispy, thin pancake. The ingredients are similar, but you don’t put any baking soda into it. That gives the elevation for the typical pancake we’re very much familiar with here in Ireland.“That also goes for savory crepes, know as galletes. Again, it’s thin and crispy.”Watch the video above to see how Kennedy throws together a strawberry, Nutella, and icing sugar crepe – it might give you some ideas for tomorrow morning.Read: Here’s why Boxty is the regional Irish delicacy that deserves to go nationwide > By Nicky Ryan Share Tweet Email4 Feb 27th 2017, 7:07 PM Subscribe for more videos Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Legendary Soviet gymnast sells Olympic medals to save her from starvation

first_img Image: Press Association 56,648 Views Legendary Soviet gymnast sells Olympic medals to ‘save her from starvation’ Korbut, 61, captured the imagination of the sporting world with her spellbinding displays in Munich. Share103 Tweet Email1 50 Comments Feb 28th 2017, 7:41 PM By AFPcenter_img Tuesday 28 Feb 2017, 7:41 PM Olga Korbut Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article LEGENDARY GYMNAST OLGA Korbut has sold her collection of medals won at the 1972 Munich Olympic games among a sale of memorabilia at an auction in the United States, auctioneers said.Korbut, 61, captured the imagination of the sporting world with her spellbinding displays in Munich before competing at the Montreal Games four years later.The Arizona-based former Soviet gymnast sold her medals through Heritage Auctions after falling on hard times, according to reports in Russia. says the sale “saved Korbut from starvation”.The sale of seven lots — which included two golds and a silver from Munich — raised around €217,000 the auction house said.Her team gold raised $66,000. The other gold sold was her individual floor exercise medal.Korbut’s other individual gold medal, for the balance beam in Munich, was not part of the sale because it was stolen previously.Korbut’s groundbreaking displays in Munich were credited with widening the appeal of gymnastics around the world, with the diminutive Belarusian star known as the “Sparrow of Minsk” also changing the way athletes from behind the Iron Curtain were viewed.© – AFP 2017Read: Eight-year-old Texas girl shot dead minutes after surviving traffic accidentRead: UK judge blasts ‘shambolic’ and ‘cowardly’ Tunisian police at terror attack inquest Short URL Olga Korbut Image: Press Associationlast_img read more

Bill Gates sexprime sur la censure chinoise

first_imgBill Gates s’exprime sur la censure chinoiseÉtats-Unis – Bill Gates est intervenu dans le conflit qui oppose depuis un mois Google et la Chine. Le fondateur de Microsoft pense qu’il est facile de contourner la censure sur Internet.Bill Gates a pris position dans le conflit qui oppose Google à la Chine. L’affaire remonte à décembre, date d’une cyber-attaque visant à pirater des mails de représentants de la Ligue des droits de l’Homme. Google accuse le gouvernement de Pékin d’en être à l’origine, ce dernier niant en bloc. À lire aussiCybercriminalité : comment une équipe de hackers tient en otage toute une ville aux Etats-UnisL’affaire s’est déplacée sur la scène politique avec, comme trame, la liberté d’expression sur le Web. Aujourd’hui, Google menace de quitter le pays et d’ôter la censure sur son moteur de recherche : “Le rôle d’Internet est très positif dans tous les pays car il permet aux gens de s’exprimer de façon nouvelle”, a souligné Bill Gates. “Et heureusement, les efforts des Chinois pour censurer Internet sont très limités. Il est facile de les contourner”.En citant l’exemple de l’Allemagne et son interdiction de faire l’apologie du nazisme alors qu’elle est autorisée aux États-Unis, l’homme d’affaires a voulu montrer que chaque pays impose sa censure: “Il faut décider si l’on veut obéir aux lois des pays où l’on est présent, ou pas. Et si la réponse est non, alors il faut peut-être arrêter d’y être présent”. Bill Gates souhaite développer son moteur de recherche Bing en Chine tout en appliquant les règles de censure du gouvernement.Le 27 janvier 2010 à 10:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Cleanup Effort Aims To Shrink Great Pacific Garbage Patch By 50 In

first_imgThe Great Pacific Garbage patch is big. Really, really big. It’s difficult to put a precise figure on it, but experts who’ve tried offer approximations ranging from the size of Texas to twice the whole of the continental U.S.That’s somewhere between 700,000 and 15,000,000 square kilometers of trash, all floating together in the middle of the Pacific Ocean like we tried to fire it into space, failed, watched it come crashing back down, and subsequently forgot about it.The Ocean Cleanup certainly hasn’t forgotten, if that wasn’t obvious from the foundation’s name. In fact, they took to YouTube this week to unveil a new passive collection system that they’ve been working on for years.This new system, they say, will be able to make a huge dent in the size of the Garbage Patch. Within just 5 years of deploying it, The Ocean Cleanup believes they’ll be able to reduce its size by 50%. Comprised of a large high-density polyethylene (HDPE) barrier and a screen, the system can gather all kinds of floating waste, from massive discarded fishing nets to bits of plastic as small as 1cm.Testing off the coast of California gets under way this year and they plan to begin deployment next year — almost two years ahead of schedule. It’s not a single mammoth collector they’re setting up. The Ocean Cleanup will utilize “a fleet of systems,” in their effort to shrink the Garbage Patch. Almost like the Simpsons episode about the plastic six-pack rings.Their efforts will make a huge difference, though there’s the rather large problem of very small garbage that needs to be addressed. A lot of what makes up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is much smaller than the 1cm openings in the new system’s screens, and it will prove much more troublesome to clean up.last_img read more

Students in Clark County to continue gun activism

first_imgFor the second time in two weeks, students in Clark County and across the country will take to the streets to demonstrate in the aftermath of last month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla.Saturday’s March for Our Lives was organized initially by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people died last month after a gunman opened fire at the Parkland, Fla., campus. Since then, groups have organized 817 sister marches across the globe, including in Vancouver. The group’s platform, according to the national website, includes banning “the sale of assault weapons,” including the AR-15, the rifle used by the shooter in last month’s school shooting and in other recent mass shootings.Participants are also advocating for the ban of high-capacity magazines, as well as closing the controversial “gun show loophole,” which allows unlicensed gun sellers — typically private sellers who sell online or at a gun show — to sell the weapons without conducting background checks.Emma Busch, the 18-year-old leading the local charge, joined other students and volunteers at the Evergreen Education Association building Saturday to discuss logistics and create signs for the upcoming march.“Every student is impacted. Every student is affected,” she said.Participants are directed to meet in one of two places at 1 p.m. — at Hough Elementary School at 1900 N.W. Daniels St., or at the O.O. Howard House, where Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler’s office is located, at 750 Anderson St. At about 1:20 p.m., both crowds will march toward Esther Short Park for a rally starting at 2 p.m.last_img read more

Trooper fires shots after driver makes two attempts to run her down

first_imgOLYMPIA – A Washington State Patrol motorcycle officer fired shots this afternoon at a driver who allegedly tried to run her down as he fled from other officers.The veteran trooper is uninjured, and multiple agencies are investigating both the shooting and the auto theft which preceded the incident.Initial indications are that the trooper became involved in the pursuit, which began in south King County, shortly after two p.m. As the pursuit went to the Fife area, the subject abandoned the original vehicle and jumped in another which was nearby. At that point multiple witnesses report the suspect drove at the WSP trooper two separate times. After the first attempt, the trooper abandoned her bike and was on foot. The subject came at her a second time, at which point she fired shots to end the attack. The subject veered away and was eventually stopped by other troopers using a Pursuit Immobilization Technique (PIT). The driver continued to fight and had to be tased in order to be taken into custody.The subject was slightly injured, but it is not currently clear whether those injuries were caused by the trooper’s shots or when the car hit a tree following the PIT maneuver. The Washington State Patrol, Fife Police Department and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office are conducting concurrent investigations of the incident.last_img read more

Liquid Friday launches voluntary benefits programme

first_imgContracting firm Liquid Friday has introduced a voluntary benefits programme for its 2,000 contractors.Through the scheme, Liquid Friday aims to boost engagement and help employees retain more of their take-home pay by offering discounts and savings on everyday items.The scheme, provided by Perkbox, gives employees access to a range of practical and recreational perks such as discounted gym membership, theatre and cinema tickets, and technology, retail and travel discounts.Staff can access the benefits via an online platform and smartphone app.Joe Taffurelli (pictured), operations manager at Liquid Friday, said: “Although we have a loyal contractor base, employee engagement and retention will always be difficult. From April, we will face fresh challenges as the government introduces new legislation, restricting the money contractors can claim on travel and subsistence costs.“Now is a perfect time for us to join Perkbox. The fantastic benefits and perks offered on the platform will allow us to make a real difference to our contractors’ take-home pay and overall employment package.”last_img read more

BRAC Round Could Help Foster Growth of Unmanned Systems Niemeyer Says

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Since being sworn in as assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment last year, Lucian Niemeyer has said DOD needs to conduct a new round of base closures not simply to reduce its spending on unneeded infrastructure but also as a way to ensure new missions are based in locations that are best suited to support them. So it was hardly surprising that Niemeyer pointed to the potential benefit offered by a new BRAC round when North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven (R) asked him last week about the most significant infrastructure challenges to increasing the number of flights of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the United States and the size of the UAS fleet.“I would say making sure we’ve got a basing strategy in place,” he responded during a hearing led by the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee. Many of DOD’s unmanned aircraft are overseas and the department doesn’t have a plan in place for basing them if they no longer were needed to support ongoing conflicts, he said. “I think we still have work to do around the country where best to place those and what locations would best support their continued training and development to the next generation of capabilities for that system.”A BRAC round would provide DOD leaders the opportunity to assess how they could best support the development of UAS, Niemeyer added. “I would love to be able to take a look at the entire enterprise for unmanned systems through a process where I could pick those locations that are most ideally suited for us to be able to support those systems long term. Right now for us the Base Realignment and Closure process allows that enterprise look at emerging technologies like that and where best to place them,” he said.Another challenge to expanding testing and training of UAS is the number of locations with restricted airspace, Niemeyer told Hoeven. That limitation could be eased when the Federal Aviation Administration releases an updated plan to open up the national airspace to unmanned systems.Northrop Grumman photo by Chad Slatterylast_img read more

Government aims to increase fishermens income MLA Surender

first_imgYellareddy (Kamareddy): The Telangana government wants villages to become self-sufficient, said MLA Surender. He dumped 35,000 fish seedlings in Pedda Cheruvu in Yellareddy mandal headquarters on Tuesday. A total of 50 lakh seedlings will be released and the authorities concerned will release the seedlings in the second release. He urged the people not to catch fish until they grow as the fishermen will get employment and increase their livelihood with this.last_img

Bangladeshmade shoes occupying US market

first_imgShoes made in Bangladesh. Prothom Alo File PhotoAlongside readymade garments, shoes made in Bangladesh are now gradually catching the US market and other markets in different countries around the worldIn a span of only four years, the number of shoes exported from Bangladesh to the US has doubled, according the US commerce department’s Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA).OTEXA data reveals Bangladesh exported shoes worth of $61.4 million in 2014. In 2018, this increased to $133.2 million (around 11.32 billion taka), which is 14.93 per cent or $19.9 million more than 2017.Exporters said US brands are buying more shoes from Bangladesh as production costs in Vietnam have increased.Vietnam is the second highest shoe exporter after China in the US, they said.The OTEXA report, however, suggests though the volume of export from Bangladesh has increased, the amount is still very small in the context of the market of the USA.The US imported a total of 2.44 billion pairs of shoes in 2018. And 1.69 billion pairs of shoes worth of $13.89 billion were imported from China. Vietnam exported 460 million pairs worth $6.16 billion while Indonesia exported 100 million pairs of shoes worth of $1.54 billion to the US.Bangladesh exported only 5.1 million pairs of shoes in the US in 2018. In the first two months of 2019, the Bangladeshi companies exported 961,000 pairs of shoes.The export of shoes is increasing to other countries as well.In the last fiscal year, Bangladesh exported leather shoes worth of $560 million. The increase was 5.33 per cent. In the first nine months of current fiscal (July 2018 – March 2019), the growth has risen to 7.86 per cent. The monetary value of the export at the time was $458.7 million.Besides, traders exported non-leather shoes worth of $240 million.More than 100 Bangladeshi companies including Apex, Bay and Leatherex Footwear, export shoes. Around 60-65 per cent of the total is exported to European Union countries. Around 17-18 per cent is exported to the US while another 6-7 per cent to Japan.“Timberland is doing well in the US market. Our export has increased since we’re making shoes for them,” said Bay Footwear managing director Ziaur Rahman.He also said, “The president of the sourcing department of another famous apparel brand VF Corporation of USA came to Dhaka a few weeks ago. He met us along with owners of garment factories and shown interest in buying shoes from Bangladesh.”According to OTEXA, the brands in the US are increasingly importing shoes made of leather alternatives. Around 40 per cent of the shoes the US imported in 2018 were leather while 60 per cent were of leather alternatives.Bangladesh, however, lags behind by a large margin in this sector. The country exported only 800,000 pairs of non-leather shoes last year.“Consumers around the world are buying non-leather shoes more due to the high price of leather shoes. But many of our factories are not able to compete in exporting non-leather shoes,” said M Abu Taher, former president of Bangladesh Finished Leather, Leather Goods and Footwear Exporters Association (BFLLFEA).He also said, “The leather shoe exporters get 15 per cent cash incentives from the government but there is no such assistance for the non-leather shoe exporters.”Taher sought help of the government in this sector.Managing director of Apex Footwear, one of the top shoe exporting companies in Bangladesh, Syed Nasim Manzur, told Prothom Alo, “Several US brands have increased sourcing from Bangladesh. They’re giving more work orders than before and this has increased the volume of exports.”He said the overall exports have not risen as was expected due to the fall of demand in the EU countries.Syed Nasim Manzur also said, “Big brands buy leather only from the tanneries that are approved by the Leather Working Group (LWG). Apex’s tannery is the only such tannery in Bangladesh. This is why most of the shoe exporters of the country are dependent on imported leather.”He also put emphasis on taking immediate initiative to upgrade the quality of tanneries in Hemayetpur, Savar, to secure LWG’s approval.* This report appearing in Prothom Alo’s print edition has been rewritten in English by Shameem Rezalast_img read more

PVR to raise Rs 350 cr from PE firm dilute 107 stake

first_imgFilm exhibition firm PVR Ltd on Friday said it will raise Rs 350 crore from Indian private equity firm Multiple Alternate Asset Management, which will pick up 10.7 per cent stake in the company.PVR has signed definitive agreements with funds managed by Multiple Alternate Asset Management (Multiples), under which the PE firm through its funds would subscribe 50 lakh equity shares of the multiplex chain operator for a 10.7 per cent fully diluted stake, the company said in a statement. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashThe company’s board on Friday approved issuing the equity shares at a price of Rs 700 apiece on a preferential basis, it added. The board has also convened an extra-ordinary general meeting on July 10 to seek shareholders’ approval for the same. Commenting on the development, PVR Managing Director Ajay Bijli said the partnership was testimony to the faith that Multiples PR team reposed in the business model, promoters and the management of PVR team. Multiples Managing Director and CEO Renuka Ramnath said: “PVR is a unique success story built on the back of strong financial support and endorsement from the same investor.” Multiples has associated with PVR in the journey from less than 29 screen towards building 1,000 screens, Ramnath added. Earlier this week, PVR acquired real estate major DLF’s DT Cinemas for Rs 500 crore in yet another consolidation in the cinema exhibition business in India. Also Read – Lanka launches ambitious tourism programme to woo Indian touristsPVR, which had in February 2010 aborted a similar deal with DLF, signed definitive agreement with the realty major to acquire 39 screens of DT Cinemas with a total capacity of around 9,000 seats. As a result of the proposed acquisition, PVR will have a presence in 44 cities with 115 multiplexes and 506 screens, PVR said in a statement. Shares of PVR Ltd were trading at Rs 660 in afternoon trade, up 1.66 per cent from the previous close on the BSE.last_img read more

Dutch British suspend some aid to Rwanda

first_img 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates How men can have a healthy 2019 Top Stories Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements The United States last week cut $200,000 in planned military aid. On Friday, the Netherlands said it was suspending 5 million euros ($6.1 million) promised to improve Rwanda’s judicial sector. And Britain, Rwanda’s biggest donor, said it was delaying a budget support payment scheduled this month.London’s Financial Times newspaper quoted a Swedish aid official Thursday saying Scandinavian countries on the board of the African Development Bank also forced the delay of a decision on the disbursal of $38.9 million in budget aid to Rwanda from last week until September.The pressure comes as a group of U.N. experts who made the allegations in a damning report was visiting Rwanda. Their report published last month accused Rwanda of helping create, arm and support the M23 rebel movement in east Congo in violation of U.N. sanctions.The uprising has brought the worst violence in years to that volatile country. It has forced more than 260,000 people from their homes in the past three months. And it is draining the resources of an already overstretched $1.5 billion a year U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo.Mushikiwabo maintained Rwanda’s vigorous denial of the charges despite overwhelming evidence, including from surrendered rebels who told U.N. officials that they were Rwandans who had been recruited and trained in Rwanda. The U.N. report also said some Rwandan soldiers were fighting alongside the rebels against Congo’s army. Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familycenter_img Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) – Rwanda is coming under increasing pressure to halt alleged support for east Congo’s latest rebellion, with the Netherlands suspending some aid and Britain delaying a payment for budgetary support.Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo expressed regret Friday at “hasty decisions based on flimsy evidence” by unspecified donors suspending or deferring aid. Mushikiwabo said in a statement that she had just “comprehensively rebutted” all the allegations to the visiting U.N. experts.Dutch Development Ministry spokeswoman Saskia Gaster said the country is “reconsidering” its aid program while awaiting Rwanda’s response to the allegations.“Our position — in consultation with EU partners — will be based on both an assessment of Rwanda’s official reaction to the report and the developments in the field, including an immediate end to support to rebels in DRC from Rwandan territory,” she told The Associated Press.While the amounts involved are small, the actions are considered a major rebuke of Rwanda, a darling of Western donors dependent on aid for nearly half its budget.Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has avoided sanctions despite numerous past transgressions of standards supposedly required in exchange for Western aid. His government has consistently suppressed all opposition at home. It denies charges that it sends hit squads to assassinate opponents abroad, though Britain’s Scotland Yard has warned several Rwandans living in exile there that Rwanda’s government has been plotting to kill them. Western donors demanded no sanctions after the publication last year of a long-delayed U.N. report accusing Kagame’s army of a possible genocide of Congolese and Rwandan Hutu people after they invaded Congo in 1994. How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Some of the West’s lenience toward Kagame is motivated by guilt over their failure to halt the 1994 genocide of some 800,000 Rwandan Tutsis and moderate Hutus, which was ended by Kagame’s rebel movement. Western nations also are reluctant to cut aid because Rwanda has proved a stellar example of how well-managed aid can improve people’s lives. British aid to Rwanda, set at 80 million pounds ($125.5 million) this year, is considered to have played a major role in helping the one million Rwandan who have lifted out of poverty in the past five years – the fastest ever rate of poverty reduction ever achieved in Africa.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments   Share   last_img read more

Discover the force of Iguazu Falls

first_imgRanked as the world’s second largest, Iguazu Falls are located in South America, close to the point where Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina join borders. The Iguazu River forms a border between Argentina and Brazil. Translated from Guaraní as ‘Big Waters’ has 275 waterfalls that spills 30 million litres of water every second.Source: BBClast_img

More needs be done to attract overseas holidaymake

first_imgMore needs be done to attract overseas holidaymakers to book cheap flights to the UK following the announced cuts to Visit Britain.This is according to UK Inbound, the trade association representing the country’s inbound tourism industry, which issued a statement after it was confirmed in the government’s spending review that Visit Britain will receive 34 percent less funding.Mary Rance, UK Inbound’s chief executive, said that powerful overseas marketing is what’s needed to attract more people to travel on holidays to Britain.”Inbound tourism is the third largest exporter and major contributor to the UK economy,” she commented.”Visit Britain has taken its share of the pain in the comprehensive spending review and we as an industry stand poised to work in partnership with them to ensure that international awareness, presence and expertise is not lost.”Ms Rance went on to say that the travel industry needs to “work constructively” if it wants to achieve the prime minister’s aim of the UK becoming the world’s fifth most-visited destination.In July, UK Inbound challenged the findings of an independent report commissioned by Visit Britain, which predicted that the UK’s tourism revenue would grow by more than 60 percent by 2020.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedForeign tourists booking more flights to Britain, figures revealForeign tourists booking more flights to Britain, figures revealPM’s tourism pledge welcomed by Bristol AirportBristol Airport has lent its backing to prime minister plans to turn Britain into one of the world’s top destinationsLaunch of new campaign hopes to tempt US holidaymakers to the UKAmericans look set to book flights to the UK after Virgin Atlantic airways and Visit Britain launched a new campaignlast_img read more

by Hillel Italie The Associated Press Posted

first_img by Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Posted Mar 2, 2018 10:27 am PDT Last Updated Mar 2, 2018 at 11:01 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. has some advice for the winners at Sunday’s Oscars: Don’t let it change you.“Keep it simple,” he told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview. “Keep that same priceless principle about the quality of the parts you play.”The 81-year-old Gossett, who has been acting since his teens, earned a best supporting actor award in 1983 for his performance in “An Officer and a Gentleman.” Though the statuette remains the highlight of a rich and prolific career, he was a busy actor before the Oscars and has continued to work in regularly in film and television, with some 200 acting credits. Also known for his Emmy-winning role as Fiddler in “Roots,” he spoke to The Associated Press recently about his memories of the Academy Award and what he’s up to now.Gossett has numerous projects in the works, including the films “The Cuban” and “Breaking Brooklyn.” He recently signed on as executive producer of “Ali’s Comeback: The Untold Story,” a documentary about his late friend Muhammad Ali. He also thinks the next “Black Panther” movie would benefit from having an older actor play a mentor figure.He knows of someone who’s perfect for the role._____ON WINNING THE OSCAR:“On my left was the great James Mason (nominated for ‘The Verdict”) and on my right was the great Robert Preston (nominated for ‘Victor Victoria’). So I said to myself being in the top five was an honour. I went into a relaxed state of mind and here comes Christopher Reeve and Susan Sarandon and they mentioned my name and I thought I was dreaming. And my agent goes, ‘Get up there.’”ON THE FILMS HE’S PROUDEST OF:“‘Sadat’ (a 1983 television production in which he starred as Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat) and ‘Enemy Mine’ (a 1985 science film in which he plays an alien pilot). ‘Enemy Mine’ because you had to create something from scratch, with five and a half hours of makeup. And ‘Sadat’ because everybody knows what he looks like and I had to have them believe I was Sadat.”ON PRODUCING ‘ALI’S COMEBACK,’ ABOUT MUHAMMAD ALI’S RETURN TO BOXING IN 1970:“It’s a whole dramatic part of his life when he lost his title (in 1967) because he didn’t join the service and made a decision to stick to his principles. He lost his license to fight. But then there was a miracle in Atlanta. They found a loophole (Georgia was the only state without a boxing commission and he was able to fight again. That first fight (against Jerry Quarry) was an historic occasion.Ali’s an old friend, one of our men of history. And he was brave enough to teach us lessons.”ON WHO HE’LL BE ROOTING FOR SUNDAY NIGHT:“(Best actress supporting actress nominee) Mary J. Blige and (best actor nominee) Gary Oldman. She deserves this for many reasons. She came all the way back from all kinds of stuff and gave a wonderful performance (in ‘Mudbound’). And Gary Oldman (nominated for ‘Darkest Hour’) has been doing great work for many years. He is completely, incredibly brilliant.”___For full coverage of awards season, visit: FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2017, file photo, Louis Gossett Jr. speaks at the PBS’s American Masters “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” panel at the 2017 Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif. Gossett Jr. has some advice for any victor at the Sunday, March 4, 2018, Oscar ceremony: Don’t let it change you. Gossett’s performance in “An Officer and a Gentleman” brought him a best supporting actor award in 1983. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File) center_img Oscar winner Louis Gossett Jr. looks back, and aheadlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Los Angeles police have arrested a man they say burglarized Hollywood Hills homes including those of celebrities after casing them while pretending to be a potential buyer or real estate agent during open houses.Detective Jared Timmons said Wednesday that investigators have seized more than 2,000 items worth several million dollars allegedly taken in burglaries in 2017 and 2018.Timmons says singers Usher, Adam Lambert and Jason Derulo are among 13 victims identified so far.Capt. Cory Palka says stolen items include artwork, jewelry, fine wines, purses and clothing.Police posted photos of items on in hope of identifying other victims and returning property.The suspect is identified as 32-year-old Benjamin Eitan Ackerman, who is being held on $1 million bail. It’s not known if he has a lawyer.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Jan 2, 2019 12:54 pm PDTcenter_img LA police make arrest in burglaries of Hollywood Hills homeslast_img read more

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