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zoom Malaysian port operator Westports Holdings Berhad has recorded a lower container volume than previously expected for the five-month period ended May 31, 2017.After achieving a 1% growth in container volume to 2.4 million TEUs in the first quarter of 2017, the operator informed that it plans “to maintain similar container throughput as that achieved in 2016.”However, Westports handled 3.95 million TEUs for the five-month period ending in May, which is lower by 3% when compared to the corresponding period last year.“We had originally expected to still grow our volume this quarter due to an increased amount of transitional moves or ad hoc calls as a result of the changes in shipping alliances,” the port operator said, adding that these did not materialise as planned due to the fact that competition for these volumes was intense.The realignment of the container shipping industry from April 1, 2017 saw the phasing-out of previous services under the Ocean 3 Alliance (O3), CKYHE and G6 and the gradual phasing-in of services under the new Ocean Alliance and THE Alliance.Under O3, the company’s services were more spread out across the regions. In Ocean Alliance and THE Alliance, most of the 12 services that would be calling at Westports are more eastbound-focused services than westbound services.With the more moderate container throughput, Westports said that it now expects the year’s overall container volume to be lower than the previous year by a single-digit percentage.
Rhonda’s Kiss, an organization that helps cancer patients in need, announced today that legendary rock band Jane’s Addiction will perform at their annual concert event on Friday, Dec. 8 at The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.Proceeds from the concert event will benefit the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and further the mission of Rhonda’s Kiss, supporting programs to assist cancer patients in need, and helping those who receive a cancer diagnosis make ends meet during treatment. Rhonda’s Kiss is a 501c3. To date, the charity has donated nearly $1 million to hospitals to support cancer programs and patients.“At Cedars-Sinai, it is our mission to treat the cancer patient as a whole, rather than just the disease,” said Amin Mirhadi, MD, radiation oncologist at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. “We are proud to collaborate with the Rhonda’s Kiss foundation to help us achieve that.”“Raising money for cancer is a reminder that every day, people are struggling with the disease and need the support to maintain their dignity and fight,” said Kyle Stefanski, CEO of Rhonda’s Kiss. “We are blessed to have strong support from artists such as Jane’s Addiction, the public, and hospitals like Cedars-Sinai to be able to help more and more people fight this terrible disease.”Great bands break rules, but legends write their own. JANE’S ADDICTION has actually written the rule book for alternative music and culture through a combination of genre-defying classic songs and a cinematic live experience. In 1988, Jane’s Addiction would officially arrive as a pop culture force with their first proper studio album, Nothing’s Shocking. Perry Farrell stands out as one of music’s most forward-thinking and enigmatic frontmen, and his vocals soar with vibrancy, vulnerability and vitality. Guitar god Dave Navarro conjures simultaneously psychedelic and epic riffs. Stephen Perkins’ tribal stomp remains hypnotic and transfixing. The band created a sound that the world had never heard before. It was as riff heavy as it was sensitive. Farrell lyrically chronicled the stranger side of L.A. life, telling personal tales that’d stick with fans just as much as Navarro’s licks did.In 1991, for the Jane’s Addiction “farewell” tour, Farrell concocted Lollapalooza. Jane’s Addiction went on hiatus, but they never truly went away. The world needed Jane’s Addiction in 2003 just as much as it did in 1985, and the band released “Strays,” their first new album in 13 years. The first single “Just Because” was their biggest single to date landing at #1. Jane’s Addiction was once again everywhere with “Superhero” becoming the opening theme song for HBO’s hit show “Entourage” at the same time. The band headlined the re-tooled Lollapalooza festival that summer. 2016 saw the band tour their “Ritual De Lo Habitual” album in its entirety for the 25th anniversary of its release in addition to a special vinyl box set and live recording at Irvine Meadows in California.In 2014, Rhonda Stefanski was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. While she lost her battle, one of the greatest gifts she left was to create Rhonda’s Kiss, an event to raise money to help those in the inner city who receive a cancer diagnosis, but may be unable to make ends meet for treatment and support.Through the Rhonda’s Kiss Los Angeles event and with proceeds benefitting Cedars-Sinai, Rhonda’s Kiss events provide financial support to decrease late-stage cancer diagnosis in urban communities, and primarily for patients in financial need, by using a three-pronged approach: outreach (education, awareness and screening), navigation (medical and home) and patient services (treatment and financial assistance, and emotional support).Funds are distributed by local hospitals in areas where money is raised. For more information or to donate directly, contact: www.rhondaskiss.org.General admission tickets will be available on October 19 here.
APTN National NewsIt was an on-going dispute over his handling of Aboriginal issues that led to suspended Sen. Patrick Brazeau allegedly assaulting and groping a woman according to court documents.The alleged victim told police she didn’t support Brazeau’s stance on Aboriginal issues and after a two-day dispute he ordered her to leave his Gatineau home says a search warrant executed Feb. 7.It’s alleged in the warrant Brazeau, 38, ripped up a bra and shirt that the woman was holding on to as she tried to pack her bags. He then grabbed her breasts and pulled her pants down hard enough to break the button and zipper police allege. He also allegedly pushed her hard enough to break a staircase railing.When she tried to call 911 she alleges he hit her and police documented she had visible injuries.She told police later that Brazeau spat in her face while insulting her.Brazeau has pleaded not guilty and none of the allegations have been proven in court. He is on bail after posting $1,000.The Algonquin senator has been outspoken against the Idle No More movement and especially Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence.Brazeau was appointed to the Senate in 2008 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He was suspended with pay pending the outcome of his legal matters.His next court date is March 22.
(David Wilks. Photo from campaign website)APTN National NewsAn incumbent Conservative MP in British Columbia is under fire from the NDP after saying the federal government has no role to play in reversing the high number of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls.Kootenay-Columbia Conservative candidate David Wilks said he doesn’t believe the issue should be viewed as one about Indigenous women, according to a published report.“Let’s broaden it—missing and murdered people. The problem is that there are some that are just very, very difficult to solve…I don’t think when it comes to missing and murdered Aboriginal peoples that it’s fair for the government of the day…to say ‘what are you going to do about it?’ Well, I don’t know what I’m going to do about that, because some of them you’re going to solve and some of them you’re not going to solve. That’s the criminal element,” said Wilks, according to a report in The Free Press local newspaper.Wilks is a former RCMP officer and sat on the Commons Aboriginal affairs committee.The NDP jumped on the published quote and issued a statement from Churchill-Keewatinook Aski NDP candidate Niki Ashton.“Mr. Wilk’s dismissive attitude towards missing and murdered Indigenous women is unacceptable,” said Ashton, in the statement. “His attitude echoes Stephen Harper who refused to launch a national inquiry because he says this crisis is not high on his radar.”NDP leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau have both pledged to call a national inquiry into the high number of murdered and missing Indigenous women.Conservative leader Stephen Harper has adamantly refused to call an inquiry during his time as prime email@example.com@APTNNews
Rashida Manjoo succeeds Yakin Ertürk as the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, and has been initially appointed by the UN Human Rights Council until June 2012.“Violence against women violates human dignity, as well as numerous rights, including the right to equality, physical integrity, freedom and non-discrimination,” said Ms. Manjoo, according to a press statement issued today in Geneva, where the Human Rights Council is based.“I believe that equality and equal protection doctrines demand that we address violence against women, in all its manifestations, as discrimination against women. It is my hope to work within this framework during my mandate.”Ms. Manjoo has both taught and conducted research at several universities, including Webster University and Harvard Law School, both in the United States, as well as the University of Cape Town.In her native South Africa, Ms. Manjoo was also a former parliamentary commissioner of the Commission on Gender Equality, conducted training programmes for judges and lawyers on law, race and gender issues, and set up a domestic violence assistance programme at the Durban Magistrates Court, the first such project in a court in her country.Like other rapporteurs who report to the Human Rights Council, Ms. Manjoo will serve in an unpaid and independent capacity. 27 August 2009A South African lawyer who has also worked as an academic in the human rights field and a campaigner against domestic violence has taken over as the new United Nations independent expert to tackle violence against women.
Hong Kong protesters have condemned what they call the government’s “empty rhetoric” and instances of alleged police abuse in an inaugural “People’s Press Conference.”Three protesters who spoke to reporters Tuesday said the briefing was intended to counter the regular government and police news conferences in which authorities have repeatedly decried violent acts by some pro-democracy demonstrators.An activist using the pseudonym Jerry Chan said some officers have shown “total lack of self-discipline,” adding that some tear gas was fired on residential buildings during clashes across several districts Monday.The protesters apologized for the inconveniences brought on by a general strike Monday that paralyzed regular workday operations in the city. Major roads and public transit lines were blocked, while at least 77 flights out of the airport were cancelled.The Associated Press
Weakness in tech, materials companies drag US stocks lower in midday trading by The Associated Press Posted Jul 26, 2013 11:49 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks are falling in midday trading on Wall Street after more weakness in technology companies.The decline is putting the market on track for its first weekly loss in a month.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 116 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 15,439 shortly before noon Eastern Daylight Time Friday.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 10 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 1,679. The Nasdaq composite fell 13 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 3,592.Expedia plunged 27 per cent to $47.62 after the online travel agency reported that its second-quarter profit fell by a third and badly missed Wall Street expectations.Zynga dropped 16 per cent to $2.93 after the company said it was dropping its plans to pursue online casino-style games.
“This €348 million will make a major difference to the lives of one million people. It will lessen the suffering but also restore some normality to children, women and men whose lives have been turned upside down by conflict and displacement,” said the WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, in a statement. The programme, known as the Emergency Social Safety Net, is the largest-ever single humanitarian aid project financed by the EU, according to a fact sheet issued by the European Commission, which also noted that the most vulnerable among the three million refugees in Turkey will receive an electronic card, to which money transfers will be made monthly.Ms. Cousin said that since Turkey has robust and well-functioning markets, it makes sense to give cash that refugees can use to pay for food, rent and medicine, and buy warm clothes as winter approaches. It will also enable children to go to school rather than to work.“With support from the European Union and its member states, we will help the most vulnerable as they make crucial, everyday life decisions,” she said in the statement. “WFP and the Turkish Red Crescent will use their combined expertise to deliver European cash directly to those who need it most,” she added. “We will work closely with the Government of Turkey, and the money spent by the refugees will go directly into local economies, giving a boost to communities so generously hosting refugees.” WFP has been working in Turkey since 2012, supporting the government to bring vital help to Syrian refugees. According to the European Commission, EU humanitarian aid is in principle intended for the most vulnerable people affected by the crisis, whether they are Syrian or non-Syrian, registered as refugees or not. Whilst the monthly cash-transfer under this programme will reach the most vulnerable families among registered Syrian refugees in Turkey, a referral system will be put in place to address the needs of other persons of concern, too.
Jesse Gibbs crossed the finish line first at the Hamilton Marathon earlier this month. It was the first marathon the Brock international student has won and only the fourth he has run. Funny thing about Jesse Gibbs.The New Zealand native is a marathon runner who doesn’t really like to, well, run.It’s unexpected given Gibbs, who has spent the past year at Brock on exchange, can pound 42 kilometres of pavement into submission like few can. He proved that recently when he was the first to cross the finish line at the Hamilton Marathon earlier this month.And yet, while Gibbs was thrilled to win his first marathon, there are probably other activities he would have enjoyed doing more to propel him to the front of the crowd.“To be honest, I can’t really say I like running,” Gibbs said. “I like competing and doing well but that’s not necessarily related to running. That’s what drives me, it’s competition, and running is the vehicle to get there.”Clocking a time of 2:31:38, Gibbs had nearly a five-minute lead on his closest competitor to win in Hamilton – only the fourth marathon he has ever run.It was also a race with a couple hundred extra competitors after superstorm Sandy knocked the legs out from under the New York City Marathon the same weekend, diverting some of those runners to Hamilton instead.In the end, Gibbs beat out 1,080 others in the race for top spot, a berth that he wasn’t sure he’d secure.A few weeks earlier, Gibbs, who runs twice a day sometimes and trained without a coach while in Canada, was scheduled to tackle the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. But illness forced him to pull out eight kilometres in.“I was destroyed about that. It was the first time I pulled out of a race and it was my biggest race by far,” Gibbs recalled.Both his mother and his running coach back home in Timaru encouraged him to try another race soon, given how hard he had trained for Toronto.Enter Hamilton. Still, with most winning times in a marathon hovering near the 2:20:00 mark, Gibbs wasn’t counting on a first place finish, even after sizing up his competition at the starting line.Soon after the crowd was on its way, Gibbs was out in front, though one runner eventually caught up to him and pulled ahead.“It wasn’t long before I couldn’t even see him,” Gibbs said. “For the first half of the race it was me by myself with 1,200 people behind me… . I didn’t expect my position to change.”Comfortable with his second-place standing, Gibbs just took it one step at a time before the first-place runner started to come into view again, then got closer and closer.By the 26-kilomtre mark, Gibbs’s competition appeared to be taken out by a leg cramp.“That’s when it hit me I could win this race … so I shoot past him,” he recalled.Accompanied by race marshals on bikes, who told him they couldn’t see any other runner gaining ground, Gibbs started to get a runner’s high unlike any other but by 30 clicks, it stopped being fun.“It’s really hard being out in front,” he said. “You’ve go no one in front of you and no one to keep an eye on.”Still, he kept his eye on the prize and when he crossed the finish line 12 kilometres later, he threw his hands up in the air – in relief as much as victory.“Your first priority is to stop running more than anything. Obviously I was aware it was my biggest finish of my career and I did a fist pump in the air but I was more tired than anything,” Gibbs said.Ever since, he has been getting used to media attention, gearing up to return to New Zealand in a few weeks and plotting how to shave a few more minutes off his time as he runs more races and sets his sights on the Olympics, likely in 2020.“My goal has always been to go to the Olympics, no matter what the sport,” Gibbs said. “I picked running because I have the best chance of getting there.”
Having not won a major in six years could be a reason Tiger Woods is considering changing his pre-Masters preparation.Woods shot a 71 in the first round of the Honda Classic Thursday and afterward said he could alter his playing schedule or the way he prepares for the year’s first major in April at Augusta National.“It could be all of the above,” he said to ESPN.After the Honda Classic, Woods is scheduled to defend his titles at next week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral and the Arnold Palmer Invitational in three weeks, giving him two tournament weeks off prior to the Masters, which begins April 10.“Still looking into that, yeah,” Woods said of his preparation. “Still looking to possibly make some changes going in there.”Woods being Woods, he did not elaborate on the potential changes.He skipped last week’s WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, and his 1-over 71 at PGA National on Thursday was just his eighth official round of 2014. He missed the secondary 54-hole cut at the Farmers Insurance Open and also played the Dubai Desert Classic.The only tournaments he could add are the Valspar Championship in two weeks at Innisbrook, near Tampa, Fla.; the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio, which follows Palmer’s tournament; or the Shell Houston Open, which is played the week before the Masters.To play near Tampa would mean competing four straight weeks, something Woods rarely does; he has not played the San Antonio event since first turning pro in 1996; and Woods has never played the Houston Open or the week prior to the Masters as a pro.
Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) waits for the snap during a game against Michigan State on Nov. 8 in East Lansing, Mich. OSU won, 49-37.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe script surrounding the Ohio State quarterback picture is the same as it was three months ago — the lead character just has a different name.When the Buckeyes took the field for fall practice in August, their top quarterback was a Heisman Trophy contender with the ability to rewrite the record books.But that quarterback — senior Braxton Miller — was lost for the season with a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder during fall camp, leaving the door open for redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett to take reigns of the OSU offense.Now with three regular season games still remaining for the Buckeyes, Barrett is just four touchdown passes away from tying the single-season school record of 30. That record just so happens to have been set by OSU’s most recent Heisman winner, Troy Smith in 2006.On Monday, coach Urban Meyer said he thinks Barrett’s play — at least on paper — should have him in the conversation for the sport’s most prestigious postseason award.“I think statistically he’s got to be in the mix somewhere,” Meyer said, but he conceded he hadn’t had a chance to watch most other players who are in the Heisman conversation.But before Barrett’s play elevated him into that conversation, all signs pointed toward Miller returning to the Buckeyes as the starter next season. Since his injury was season-ending, Miller qualifies for a medical redshirt, meaning he can choose to stay at OSU next season with one year of eligibility remaining.In fact, Miller’s future at OSU was even qualified by Meyer on Sept. 29.“Braxton is our quarterback,” Meyer said, seemingly ending any debate as to whether Barrett — the former understudy — could send Miller packing.But now with Barrett’s play putting him in the national spotlight and Miller having already come in ninth in Heisman voting last season and fifth in 2012, Meyer could be tasked with choosing between two of the top signal callers in the nation next season.And after saying he was committed to Miller less than two months ago, Meyer’s stance shifted Monday when he addressed a potential Barrett vs. Miller battle next season.“Competition brings out the best,” he said. “And I’m really excited to have two really good quarterbacks next year.”But with that potential decision still months away, co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said he’s focused on 2014, and not who will be under center on Sept. 7, 2015, when the Buckeyes are scheduled to open their season against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.“I honestly give that zero, zero thought,” Herman said Monday. “Zero.“I’m focused on this team and I’m also focused on Braxton and his rehab, which is going greatly from what I understand.”Herman added that the Buckeyes will “cross that bridge when we come to it,” in reference to possibly having a quarterback competition on their hands next fall.Meyer said having both quarterbacks on the roster isn’t a problem for him — even saying the Buckeyes are “fortunate and blessed” to have Barrett and Miller — and agreed with Herman that he’ll worry about making any decisions at a later date.Then-junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) looks for an open receiver during the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl against Clemson Jan. 3 at Sun Life Stadium. OSU lost, 40-35.Credit: Lantern file photo“I think they’re both excellent quarterbacks. Excellent quarterbacks,” Meyer said Monday. “And we’ll worry about that day when it comes.”Miller proved that excellence to Meyer by picking up back-to-back Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year awards, while Barrett has done so by progressing after taking over before the season opener against Navy. For Herman, Barrett’s speed of that progression has come as a surprise, he said, but not a big one.“I think the pace at which his improvement has accelerated is mildly surprising,” Herman said.“To see a kid that’s played nine college games now, to make the progress that he’s made,” he expanded. “It’s visual … You don’t have to be a coach to know that.”Now coming off a 49-37 win against then-No. 7 Michigan State on the road in which he threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns while adding another two scores on the ground, Barrett has totaled 2,156 passing yards and 26 touchdowns through the air this season. He’s also tallied a 172.9 quarterback efficiency rating and is second on the team with 582 rushing yards and first with eight rushing touchdowns.In comparison, Miller threw for just 2,039 yards and 15 touchdowns in his entire first season as the Buckeyes’ full-time starter in 2012. But the then-sophomore also rushed for 1,271 yards and 13 more scores that season.While that production has mostly been replaced by Barrett’s play this year, many might not have expected such an output. But at least one of Barrett’s receivers said he expected the Wichita Falls, Texas, native to step in seamlessly after replacing the injured Miller.“It’s kind of like the next man up, and he’s a mature dude and he took his job real serious,” redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas said Monday. “So I had a lot of confidence in him.”While the Buckeyes had championship aspirations under Miller, those plans seemed to take a hit when Barrett stepped in. But — with the right team around him — Herman said he feels Barrett is the type of quarterback who can lead OSU to a title as well.“I think with the right pieces around him and the right preparation and the right protection and ability to block people up front, yeah, he can certainly win any game that we put him out on the field to go against,” Herman said.But if Barrett can win any game Miller can, does that leave the door open for the Buckeyes’ injured star to leave OSU for another school next season?“I can’t even imagine that,” Herman said about the prospect of Miller transferring after he graduates from OSU this year.Whether or not the curtain has dropped on Miller’s time as OSU’s starter, Barrett is set to be the man taking the lead when the curtain rises for the Buckeyes on Saturday in Minneapolis. OSU is scheduled to kick off against Minnesota at noon.
Kildare school apologises after students ‘received burns’ on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday Pupils at the Holy Family Secondary School in Newbridge reported marks on their forehead after the incident. By Sean Murray File photo Image: Danny Lawson/PA Images Once we became aware of the problem, we immediately ceased the distribution of the blessed ashes and we administered first aid.In the letter from parish priest Fr Paul Dempsey to the parents and school, he explained the process whereby the ashes were created.He said: “The ashes are produced from the burning of palm (evergreen tree) that is left over after Palm Sunday ceremonies. The palm is burned without the use of any accelerant. After the palm is burned, it is put through a sieve to refine it. Is it then stored until Ash Wednesday. During mass on Ash Wednesday the ashes are blessed and holy water is added to them. They are then placed on the forehead of the recipient. This process has been followed for years and was no different this year.Fr Dempsey said that the ashes were put in small plastic containers before they were distributed. Holy Family Secondary School was among a number of recipients of the batch, and the priest had heard of one other primary school student having an adverse reaction.“Nobody else from the parish or other schools has mentioned any adverse reaction, which adds to mystery,” he said. As well as extending sincere apologies for the incident on behalf of the parish, the priest advised that he would inform the school immediately if he discovered the cause of the ashes resulting in those injuries.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Fr Dempsey said he had no other comment to add beyond the contents of the letter. TheJournal.ie has contacted Holy Family Secondary School for comment. Image: Danny Lawson/PA Images A SCHOOL IN Newbridge in Kildare has written to parents to apologise after an incident where a number of students received burns on their foreheads when being given blessed ashes last week for Ash Wednesday. The priest who administered the ashes separately wrote to them explaining that it “remains somewhat of a mystery as to why or how this happened”, as he also apologised. Ash Wednesday marks the traditional start of Lent for Christians, where ashes are ceremonially placed on people’s foreheads.Staff and pupils at Holy Family Secondary School in Newbridge were receiving the ashes when a number started to report feelings of discomfort and pain. One guardian of a child at the school told TheJournal.ie that some were left with “visible” marks on their forehead.The school subsequently wrote to parents saying expressing “deep regret” for “any distress that has been caused”.In the letter, seen by TheJournal.ie, the school said: “Blessed ashes were distributed to those who wished to receive them in the oratory and a number of students and staff received burns as a result. https://jrnl.ie/4541116 Share139 Tweet Email4 96,323 Views Mar 21st 2019, 12:06 AM 85 Comments Thursday 21 Mar 2019, 12:05 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article File photo Short URL
With less than five per cent of its residents having moved out of the area in 2013-2014, Whittlesea Council appears to be the place you never leave once you get to know it.Michael Kouranos is an example, having stayed in Beveridge ever since he settled there with his family 28 years ago.“There was an opportunity to get a nice block of land. I think it was also a throwback to the village mum and dad came from in Greece, the country-like atmosphere,” Kouranos, 36, told Neos Kosmos.He once moved to Thomastown until he realised the grass was greener back in Beveridge, 40 kilometres north-east of Melbourne’s CBD.“The city of Whittlesea definitely looks after its residents. The roads are clean and the area we live in is looked after well. It’s peaceful and tranquil compared to suburbia,” he says. According to recent data compiled by Australian Bureau of Statistics, Whittlesea Council has the lowest departure rates in Melbourne at 4.8 per cent, and its population grew by 8,130 over the past 12 months, placing the locality among the ten fastest-growing local government areas in Australia. For Michael’s father, the family have the perfect refuge, away from the hustle and bustle of the modern city.“We own a 20-acre block. I never liked traffic and the noise, it was better for my kids to grow up in a place where they had room to play,” says John.“Whittlesea for me is one of the best councils and we love the area. It’s magical in terms of natural beauty,” But before you rush to join the Kouranos family you should be aware of one downside”, says Michael.“In this day and age, where connecting with people is so important, we still do not have broadband services, so we have to rely on mobile data, but the mobile reception isn’t perfect either.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
The debates about which console is better, PS4 or Xbox One, can get quite heated. But I’d argue the arguments about which controller is better get even more intense. Well, PS4 owners who quietly prefer the Xbox One controller layout won’t have to suffer for much longer, as you’re getting the option to use it.Japanese peripherals manufacturer Hori has decided to offer a PS4 controller that copies the layout of the Xbox One controller while retaining all of the functionality of a DualShock 4. It’s called the Horipad FPS Plus and is actually Hori’s second attempt at an Xbox One-like controller. The first (named the Horipad 4 FPS) didn’t have the touch pad, so wasn’t good enough for a number of titles.Many PS4 owners may have stopped reading by now, deciding that the DualShock 4 is the superior pad. However, the FPS Plus does have some features worth mentioning. It may lack a wireless connection, but then it only costs $37.99 and ships with a 3 meter cable. The touch pad is clickable, you can adjust the sensitivity of the sticks, and Hori has included a turbo feature for the D-pad, face buttons, and triggers. It’s also fully compatible with the PS3 and does not feature a light bar as far as I can tell.The FPS Plus is set for release in Japan at some point in July. The earlier Horipad 4 FPS made its way West, so it’s safe to assume this updated version will too. For anyone familiar with the Xbox One or Xbox 360 pad, and they enjoyed the experience, would you consider this controller for your PS4?
From left: Michelle Mohaupt, Gisel Pacheco from South American Travel Specialists, Andrea Massaro from Air NZ and Sarah Thorton from Prom Peru.Go back to the e-newsletterHundreds of travel agents attended the first Sydney workshop at the Ivy Ballroom on 18 May, while agents in Melbourne attended a workshop expo at the InterContinental Hotel on 19 May. Latin dancers joined the agents who were able to meet with 50 exhibitors representing airlines, hotels, cruise lines, tour and travel operators and tourism bodies from 20 countries in South and Central America. Among the exhibitors were tourism bodies from Chile, Brazil and Colombia which have never fronted an Australian travel trade show before.The Sydney and Melbourne trade workshops are part of Latin America Travel Week (15 – 22 May), organised by the Australian Travel Association for Latin America (ATALA). The inaugural promotion also included a free travel expo for the public at Sydney Town Hall on Sunday 15 May and another public expo at Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday 22 May 2016. As part of the initiative, the public and travel workers have been invited to donate gold coins to the UNHCR’s Ecuador Earthquake Appeal.Latin America Travel Week is backed by major sponsors LATAM Airlines group and Prom Peru, with silver sponsors Turismo Chile and Ecuadorian tour operators, Metropolitan Touring and Latin Trails.One lucky travel agent at ATALA’s Sydney trade workshop – Valma Herb from MTA Travel – won a $12,000 luxury holiday for two to Chile including flights from LATAM Airlines, The Singular Patagonia, The Singular Santiago, Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa and Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel.A lucky agent in Melbourne at the Victorian trade expo on 19 May will win a luxury holiday for two to Peru including flights thanks to LATAM Airlines, Mountain Lodges of Peru, Hotel B and Delfin Amazon Cruises.Held less than three months before the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August, the two Latin America Travel Agent Workshops came with the theme – ‘The Changing Face of Latin America’ – aimed to address misconceptions about the region and update agents on product.ATALA Chairman, Ted Dziadkiewicz, said the inaugural Latin America Travel Week was aimed at increasing awareness of Latin America as a travel destination.“More Australians are looking at South and Central America as holiday destinations with a sizeable increase in airline capacity in recent years, the Rio Olympics, more packaged tours and positive marketing all helping to fuel travel to Latin America,” Mr Dziadkiewicz said.“South America is full of wonder and excitement – from the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu, the splendour of Iguazu Falls, the mysterious Amazon jungle and the spectacular peaks of Patagonia to the mighty glaciers of Chile, the buzz of beautiful Rio, the elegance of Buenos Aires and the exotic wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. There’s the sun-kissed Mexican Riviera, the tropical Caribbean island of Cuba, the breathtaking expanse of Antarctica and colourful, friendly and welcoming cultures right across the continent.”ATALA is an Australian-based association dedicated to the promotion of travel to Latin America.Go back to the e-newsletterCaroline Bensen & Lynne Hauer – Travelwize, Heather Poppelier and Ted Dziadkiewicz – Contours Travel & Avia Schuster, Gullivers Sport Travel.
Some medications for the treatment of chronic diseases are not available, head of the Pharmaceutical Association Eleni Piera said on Friday.This concerns medicines for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and others, she said.On Thursday, the health minister visited pharmacists in Nicosia and discussed the problems, while at a meeting with pharmacists next week he will focus on various issues which have emerged since the start of Gesy.During the meeting, the pharmacists will ask the minister about the shortages, the availability of medicines and the software problems, Piera noted.Another meeting will take place at the Health Insurance Organisation with importers of medicines and the Pharmaceutical Association.“The meeting will assess the situation and see how the list of medicines can be updated on a daily basis to ensure that drugs which are in short supply are not prescribed, since there are alternative drugs for each category,” Piera said.She explained that there are corresponding drugs for each disease but the system does not allow pharmacists to change them on their own. Doctors, on the other hand, are unaware of which medicines are not available and prescribe them.“There has to be a way to inform doctors about what is not available and to make the prescriptions changeable. The important thing is to find a formula that will regulate the issue of deficiencies so as to normalise the availability of drugs.”One issue that concerns pharmacists is that of their remuneration for the return of medicines and they will instruct their accountants to check if pharmacies are likely to face liquidity problems as a result.Piera went on to say the upgrade of the software system has helped pharmacists up to a point but there are still a number of problems as the system is time-consuming and not very user-friendly.“”We have been advised that another upgrade will follow and we expect the situation to be normalised,” she added.Patients are willing to wait as they have been contacted by their doctors and they still have some medicine left.Pharmacists are also waiting for protocols regarding expensive drugs, she concluded.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoDirectExposeWorld’s First Surviving Octuplets Are All Grown Up. Look At Them 9 Years LaterDirectExposeUndoHealthCentral.com7 Sneaky Signs of Lung CancerHealthCentral.comUndo A new way of doing businessUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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