Board Dismisses Complaint Against School Board

first_imgAn independent human rights board of inquiry has dismissed a disability complaint filed by a Sydney woman against the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board. Sue Anne Snow, a teacher’s aide, alleged the school board discriminated against her when it refused her requests to be assigned to a school in the Sydney area because her eye condition no longer allowed her to drive to work. Ms. Snow, employed as a teacher’s aide since 1997, claimed that board officials instead assigned her to St. Joseph’s Elementary School in Sydney Mines based on her low ranking on the seniority list. But board chair Peter Rogers concluded the school board had offered Ms. Snow a fair accommodation which would have permitted her to vary her work hours in order to conform with a public transit schedule. “I find that the school board was prepared to accommodate Ms. Snow by relaxing the normal hours of work for (teaching assistants) at St. Joseph’s in order to make Ms. Snow’s hours conform conveniently to the bus schedule,” Mr. Rogers said in his decision. “I do not blame Ms. Snow for wanting to work near her home in all the circumstances, but she did not have a legal right to that outcome in my opinion.” Mr. Rogers did point out that the school board was mistaken in its view of the duty to accommodate employees with a disability, indicating that the board did need to consider the impact of a change of work location on employees with disabilities. A complaint is referred to an independent board of inquiry when the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission believes a prima facie case of discrimination is made after an investigation by a human rights officer. The chief judge of the provincial court selects a board chair from a roster and the commissioners ratify the nomination. The decision on the complaint is then in the hands of the independent board. Evidence collected during investigation of a complaint is presented at the hearing by the commission’s legal counsel. The complainant and respondent can make submissions and question witnesses. The board chair then decides whether discrimination has occurred. All parties have a right to appeal decisions of boards of inquiry to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. A copy of the decision is available on the website at read more

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Karnataka rebel MLAs cant be compelled to attend Assembly SC

first_imgBengaluru/ New Delhi: The Congress-JDS government in Karnataka is hanging by a thread Wednesday ahead of the floor test on July 18 with the rebel MLAs refusing to yield after the Supreme Court held they cannot be compelled to attend the assembly session to decide the ruling coalition’s fate.As the coalition with truncated strength struggled to shore up its numbers amid dimming hopes, the Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that the 15 rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs “ought not” to be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the ongoing session of the state Assembly. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF DayThe court verdict was interpreted in political circles as a relief for the rebel lawmakers, as it categorically said an option should be given to them as to whether they wanted to take part or stay out of the assembly proceedings. The ruling coalition had held out the threat of using the Whip against the wayward MLAs, citing the disqualification provision under the anti-defection law. Armed with the court order, the rebel Congress-JDS MLAs camping in Mumbai said there was no question of stepping back on their resignations or attending the session. Also Read – Don’t use ‘lynching’ to defame India: BhagwatAs the spotlight turned on the Supreme Court, a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the Speaker was free to decide on the resignations of the rebel MLAs within the time-frame decided by him. The apex court was hearing the plea of 15 rebel MLAs of Congress and JD(S), seeking a direction to the Speaker to accept their resignations from the Assembly. Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar welcomed the Supreme Court decision, giving him the freedom to decide on the resignations of rebel MLAs, and said he would conduct himself responsibly in accordance with the principles of the Constitution. As many as 16 MLAs – 13 from the Congress and three from JD(S) – have resigned, while independent MLAs R Shankar and H Nagesh have withdrawn their support to the coalition government, putting the coalition government in jitters. Congress’ pointsman and minister D K Shivakumar maintained that the party can issue a whip to ensure the presence of all the party MLAs in the House. Happy with the verdict, Karnataka BJP president B S Yeddyurappa said it was a “moral victory” for the rebel MLAs. But the Congress in Karnataka slammed the Supreme Court order as a “bad judgment”, which seemed to protect the defectors and encourage horse-trading. See insidelast_img read more

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Torontoarea man charged with hate crime over alleged online comments

first_imgMISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A Toronto-area man has been charged with a hate crime after police allege he made a number of statements against the Muslim community online.Police would not say what the alleged comments were, only that they were made through social media over five months.Kevin Johnston, 45, of Mississauga, Ont., is charged with wilful promotion of hatred. He is scheduled to appear in court Monday.Johnston runs the website Freedom Report, but police would not say whether the charges are linked to that publication.Ontario’s attorney general, who gave consent for the charge to be laid, would not comment on the case.But he says the government takes hate crimes seriously.“In a multicultural and inclusive province like Ontario, the promotion of hatred stands in direct opposition to our fundamental values of equality and diversity. Hate divides people and communities,” Yasir Naqvi said in a statement.“Hate crimes are, by their very nature, serious offences because their impacts can be devastating, spreading from the individual, through the social fabric of our communities and society as a whole.”last_img read more

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Salma Hayek Launches CrowdRise Campaign To Help Victims Of Mexican Earthquake

first_imgActress, producer, and humanitarian Salma Hayek has launched a fundraiser on CrowdRise, part of GoFundMe, to help her native country Mexico after the devastating earthquakes.Hayek also donated $100,000 to the campaign.“The people of my country have now suffered three natural disasters in a row,” said Hayek on her CrowdRise campaign. “Many children and families are hurt and in terrible need. I’m contributing $100,000 now to UNICEF which has teams on the ground responding. Please join me and contribute what you can and thank you.”Hayek also included her note in Spanish and posted videos in both English and Spanish. All funds raised will benefit UNICEF.To learn more and donate to the campaign, click here.last_img read more

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British royal expert exposed as Tommy from New York

He said of Ms Markle in a video recorded outside Buckingham Palace: “She is loud, she is American, she fights for her cause. We don’t do that here.“We do things quietly with dignity.“Ms Markle is going to be a little bit challenged when it comes to that because she’s so used to doing things the American way, which is not the British way.” 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. Wow! Read what Zeitblatt had to say about me and my converage of the Royal Weddging a week ago today! Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. @toryshulman @SchaumburgLippe @chrisshipitv @Caliativity @ThePerezHilton @reallorraine @BMSF_UK— Thomas J. Mace-Archer-Mills (@ThomasJMMADM) May 26, 2018 However, he later responded to the claims in the WSJ, saying: “The Wall Street Journal breached journalistic trust, omitted truths and mis-sold what the initial interview was for,” he said.”Many of the facts in the article are inaccurate and the Wall Street Journal itself was given many opportunities to ensure that the article was published with the most accurate information available. The WSJ chose not to adhere to the facts or their integrity.” Thomas Muscatello Thomas Muscatello Those watching the royal wedding on foreign channels may not have been surprised to see a ‘royal expert’ with a plummy voice and a triple-barreled name explaining the festivities to viewers.However, a man who calls himself Thomas J Mace-Archer-Mills Esq was reportedly not all he seemed.Mr “Mace-Archer-Mills” has built himself a relatively large media platform over the past few years, touting himself as an expert on the British royals, speaking in an English accent – but, according to US media reports, he is a New Yorker named Thomas “Tommy” Muscatello.Mr Muscatello appeared on multiple foreign networks over the weekend, wearing tweed and a bow tie, pronouncing his opinions on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Producers seemingly thought they were commissioning a bona fide upper-crust British man.His website lists scores of broadcasters who have enlisted his views on royal matters including many BBC radio stations, as well as many from around the globe. The “royal expert” was so widely-interviewed that one piece described him as “the most interviewed man” on the subject of the royal wedding. He retweeted this message to his followers.The Wall Street Journal reported the alleged true background of the 38-year-old Italian-American, who told the newspaper that he identifies more as British than American, and that he had been obsessed with the UK as a child.He said he made his surname using the “names of friends and distant relations” and that he has an agreement with two unrelated elderly British people who let him call them his grandparents. The Telegraph has contacted Mr Muscatello for comment.The WSJ said in a statement: “We stand by our reporting.” He told a US channel from a five-star hotel that the Duchess of Sussex should not upstage existing members of the royal family “especially when you’re coming in the way you are”.The royal enthusiast also told a Norwegian broadcaster that the marriage should be about “keeping integrity, keeping formality and making sure that the traditions and heritage that we have as British people remain at the forefront”. read more

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BM Ademar Leon sign left back Predrag Dacevic

ASOBALBM Ademar Leonhandballhandball transfersPredrag Dacevic ← Previous Story Jose Hombrados to Qatari Al Sadd for IHF Super Globe Next Story → Youth WCh 2013 in Hungary: Germans against Croatia, Spain VS Denmark for the FINAL! Spanish BM Ademar Leon find a way to make perspective squad for the upcoming season despite poor financial situation in ASOBAL. For the first time after many years, Ademar won’t participate at the VELUX EHF Champions League, but Spanish squad wants to make roster capable to play important role in the domestic competition with an objective to qualify for the handball club’s elite in the next season.The last newcomer is Serbian left back Predrag Dacevic (27), who is coming from Swiss team, Bern Muri. Dacevic has a lot of international experience. He played at RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko in Slovenia, German MT Melsungen and Macedonian RK Vardar. Dacevic also won Serbian title with RK Kolubara Lazarevac in 2010. read more

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Last chance to exit crisis

first_imgGreece’s IOBE think-tank urged Athens on Thursday to make radical reforms and stick to its bailout program, warning that it may be the country’s last chance to overcome its worst financial crisis in decades.The influential economic research institute projected the economy will contract less than it had previously estimated, helped by a better performance in the second quarter of the year, peak tourist season in Greece.In its quarterly report, IOBE said the economy would shrink by 1.5 to 2.0 per cent this year, less than forecast by Greece’s international lenders.It also said the economy could return to growth in the second half of 2016 provided the government takes steps urgently to shore up the battered banking sector, reform Greece’s ailing pension system and make the country more business-friendly.The €86 billion bailout Greece signed up to in August after protracted negotiations with its EU/IMF lenders gave the country two years to fix fiscal problems and make reforms, said IOBE, urging more political cooperation.“The continued Greek economic crisis cannot be overcome with minimal adjustments and tactics,” it said, adding that Greece needed to catch up with the rest of the eurozone. “Conditions for such a development are here, probably for one last time.”Parliament is expected to approve a set of austerity measures and reforms agreed with its EU/IMF creditors by Friday. The legislation must be passed for Athens to receive a positive first review under the bailout, which it hopes will open the way for debt relief talks.The government also wants to front-load privatisations to attract investment that will help Greece return to growth. The sale of Greek ports, airports and railways will be among its priorities, a senior government official told Reuters.The economy grew 0.7 per cent in 2014, emerging from a six-year recession during which national output shrank by a quarter, and expanded 1.1 per cent in the first six months of this year.Capital controls imposed in late June, new austerity measures in exchange for the bailout and damaged investor confidence were expected to hurt output in the second half of this year, the think tank said. But tourism revenues are expected to hit a new record high this year.“Economic growth by 1.6 per cent in the second quarter, slightly higher than expected, will mitigate recession for the full year,” IOBE said.Greece’s international lenders expect a recession of 2.3 per cent this year and 1.3 per cent in 2016.Source: Reuters, Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Downtown Burgerville demolished

first_imgTwo backhoes took turns tearing down Vancouver’s oldest Burgerville restaurant on Monday, while nearby onlookers mourned the spectacle. “It will be gone by the end of the day,” said Linda Bozarth, a State Farm employee who works across the street from the East Mill Plain Boulevard and D Street hamburger stand.Bozarth said people already miss the restaurant, which closed on Sept. 4. “I’ve watched people drive up and when they get out to order their shoulders just slump” when they see the restaurant is closed, Bozarth said. “But that’s progress. What are you going to do?”The Vancouver-based chain sold the site for $750,000 in December to Vancouver-based developer Elie Kassab, of Prestige Development. Its tear-down will make way for a $16 million apartment and retail project, breaking ground in late October or November. To be called Prestige Plaza, Kassab’s two-building complex will have 92 residential units that will take up the full downtown block bordered by Mill Plain Boulevard, D, C and 13th streets. Restaurant or deliIn addition to Burgerville, much of the site was formerly occupied by the old Vancouver police station, which Kassab purchased and razed in 2007.Prestige Plaza will have ground-floor retail space fronting Mill Plain Boulevard and live-work spaces — apartments with storefronts — facing 13th Street. “There will be enough room for a restaurant or a deli and coffee shop” in the retail space, Kassab said. He anticipates high demand for the space in downtown Vancouver, increasingly popular as an up-and-coming area for urban living. “We expect those spaces to lease up quickly,” Kassab said.He expects rents will start at $700 per month for living units in Prestige Plaza.‘Sad to see’Downtown office worker Dani Lucas was saddened by Monday’s Burgerville demolition.“It’s just sad to see a landmark like that go away,” said Lucas, an accounting and quality control manager at the Jackson Hewitt Tax office across Mill Plain Boulevard from the Burgerville.Lucas said she frequented Burgerville as a child, although she rarely eats at the restaurant now because of its prices.“I don’t because the economy doesn’t warrant it,” Lucas said, staring out her office window at what was left of the cinder-block building, once known for its neon signs and glass-front row of ordering windows.last_img read more

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Mushers and Sled Dogs Start to Show Signs of Fatigue on the

first_imgIditarod mushers kept volunteers in the Nulato checkpoint busy overnight. Some teams that weren’t expected to stay grabbed a few hours rest in the sleepy Yukon River village, while others who could have used the rest decided to blow through.Martin Buser says his dog team didn’t have much of a challenge travelling down the Yukon River this year.“They were bored getting down that trail slow and steady and kind of a punchy, drifted trail,” he said.Jeff Kings feeds his dogs after their run into Nulato. Some teams stayed long in the sleepy village, while others pushed on down the trial. Photo by Emily Schwing, KUAC – Fairbanks.Buser’s quiet team curled up for a nap almost immediately after they arrived in Nulato.  Sonny Lindner arrived shortly after.  His dogs wolfed down the food he offered.  He says his dog team is showing signs of fatigue from the early rough trail.“That trail was really rough at the start and once you get on the good going, and everybody starts trotting right along then all those places that got sore earlier start showing up,” he said.Lindner spent his eight hour mandatory rest massaging sore shoulders and wrapping sore wrists. He could have waited to rest long in Kaltag, but he says Nulato is much quieter.Checkpoint volunteers were surprised when Aliy Zirkle announced she planned to stay for a few hours in. Her team came in alert, tails wagging. She stopped to make what she calls a “significant force reduction.”“I had to reduce my squad by two dogs: Joe Schmoe and Scruggs, so we made a significant equipment reduction. I just lost about 40 pounds off the back of my sled,” she said.Zirkle left behind all kinds of gear she doesn’t think she’ll need.  She says 12 dogs is actually the perfect number, plus it’s eight fewer feet to booty, two personalities less to deal with and a little less food to carry. As for the river travel, Zirkle says what’s normally a monotonous run seemed to go by quickly.“Yeah, I don’t feel like the river’s been that long for me this time,” Zirkle said.As teams come off the Yukon in Kaltag, they’ll tackle what is a reportedly snow free trail in place all the way to Unalakleet, but that’s nothing new for mushers this year.last_img read more

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Airlines ontime results among the best in 2 decades

first_imgAlaska Airlines jet. Photo shared via Wikimedia Commons.The nation’s leading airlines are posting some of their best-ever numbers for on-time performance in the second half of 2015.The Transportation Department said Monday that 87 percent of flights on the leading carriers arrived on time in October.That was the third-best month in the 21 years of comparable records, just ahead of September 2015 when airlines were punctual 86.5 percent of the time. The latest figure compares with 80 percent on-time rate for October 2014.Delta, Hawaiian and Alaska had the best ratings, while Spirit was the only airline with an on-time rating below 80 percent.Cancellation rates remain low as well. The airlines canceled 0.5 percent of their flights in October, second best to the 0.4 percent rate in September.last_img read more

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Harish Rao calls for Vruksha Bandhan

first_imgSiddipet: MLA Harish Rao conveyed Raksha Bandhan wishes to the people in his constituency on Wednesday. He explained the significance of the festival. He also called upon everyone to plant a sapling on the pious day and protect it. “Raksha Bandhan is a symbol of bond between brothers and sisters. Vruksha Bandan is a symbol of protecting environment,” he added.last_img

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Internet Gutter Nazi Furries

first_img <> Online is a strange and terrifying place. It’s enabled us to connect with one another, advance the causes of science and culture, and unite the world with a glowing net of data. It’s also enabled people with very… particular interests to find each other. In this new weekly series, we’ll be dipping into the Internet Gutter – the strange subcultures and weird worlds lurking in the dark pockets of the World Wide Web.Nazi FurriesFurry subculture has been an organized “thing” since at least the early 1980s, starting out at science fiction conventions and spreading like wildfire as technology allowed them to connect with each other.The furry fandom has been a popular target of mockery on the Internet for as long as we can remember. The thing with furries is that the vast majority of them are decent people who just get way too into cartoon animals.AdChoices广告But then there are the ones that are actual Nazis.Arbeit Mach FurThe Nazi furry movement has been active for some time, at least since 2005. As with many awful things, it first congregated around a community on LiveJournal called “NaziFurs.” The community claimed to be anti-racist and not endorse Hitler’s ideology – instead, what they liked about Nazis seemed to be primarily the uniforms.Furry culture is all about peacocking (no pun intended) – showing off your “fursuit” costume, or commissioned artwork of your animal “fursona.” So it’s not surprising that a subset of them would be into the crisp, stylish uniforms of the Nazis. But what makes it weird is how they simultaneously disavow everything Hitler and his crew stood for while copying them exactly.The LiveJournal community made a big deal about banning any member who posted anti-Semitic or hateful material, but that doesn’t mean that Nazi Furs were all sweetness and light. In 2007, furry artist Jim Groat posted a story about being told to “Piss off Jew-Boy” at AnthroCon, the largest furry convention, by an attendee in a swastika armband.Second ReichIf there’s perversion to be done, it’ll happen in Second Life. The long-lived virtual world lets users act out all kinds of fantasies, and that includes being a Nazi furry. In 2007, a group called “Furzi” was organized on the service.Out of their headquarters, “Das Waffenamt,” the group sold a wide variety of virtual Nazi items, including anti-Semitic propaganda posters and uniforms for virtual avatars to wear. This quickly brought them to the attention of the Zionist Association of Second Life, and later the Second Life Jewish Defense League. The Jewish groups protested the furries responded with “free speech” and things quickly got ugly.The Furzis ran a script to permanently ban any Jewish Second Life user from their property. The Jews retaliated by composing a massive report on Furzi activity and submitting it to Linden Labs, the company that runs the virtual world. Eventually, Furzi leader “Spotz Spork” was permanently banned from the service, Das Waffenamnt was destroyed, and the group was scattered to the winds.The Trump ConnectionPlenty of ink has been spilled about Donald Trump’s connection with Nazi and white supremacist groups. It’s not surprising that the upstart political movement called the “alt-right,” which gleefully dabbles in anti-Semitic tropes and Nazi imagery, would attract some furries to his campaign.The Furred Reich is a blog dedicated to promoting a book series where a young German soldier wakes up in a parallel universe full of anthropomorphic animals. The author has been quite vocal about his right-wing leanings, penning a blog post entitled Why Nazi Furs Should Stop Apologizing. In it, he argues that Nazi groups shouldn’t apologize for the Holocaust because… the Communist pogroms were worse.That’s not really a compelling argument, but most Nazi arguments aren’t. It’s hard to tell how much of “alt-fur” is actual Trump support and how much is heavy layers of irony, but does it really matter?The VolksgalleryWant to see more? Here’s a selection of Nazi furry artwork from a variety of sources. Mostly DeviantArt, for obvious reasons.last_img read more

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Forgetting Airplane Mode on Your Phone Could Cost You

first_img Hydrogen-Powered Plane Can Fly 20 Passengers Up to 500 MilesAirbnb For Work Simplifies Business Travel If you’re a frequent traveler, then you may have heard it before: you have to switch off your devices and turn on “airplane mode” for the duration of a flight. But sometimes, you forget, and it’s no big deal, right?One passenger learned the hard way that forgetting to switch on airplane or flight mode on his phone can be a big deal — or a big bill from his provider — to the tune of a few hundred dollars.The Irish Times was contacted by a passenger, who accidentally left his phone on when it was in the overhead compartment of an Aer Lingus flight to the US. Weeks after arriving, he received a bill for nearly $300 from AT&T, his phone provider, according to the publication.The passenger incurred charges due to the phone connecting to to the flight’s roaming network.iPhone and Apple Watch in ‘airplane mode.’ (Photo Credit: Apple)The charges were racked up by “antennas installed on the plane that operate outside an unlimited international roaming plan,” AT&T told the Irish Times. The antennas can “automatically connect with phones that are not in flight mode and run up charges – even when the phones are not in use.”Aer Lingus told Lonely Planet that travelers are advised to put their phones into airplane mode for safety reasons, or they can choose to pay and register to use in-flight Wi-Fi. Leaving it on, however, could connect to the flight’s roaming network.“If a guest’s ‘Airplane Mode’ is OFF, the mobile device may connect to the in-flight roaming network and the guest will be billed by their home operator for any usage,” a spokeswoman for the Irish airline told Lonely Planet. “When using a mobile phone service you are roaming as if you were abroad. It’s the home operator that sets prices and bill customers. Reputable mobile operators send a pricing SMS when a device connects to such a network, on the ground or in the air, to ensure the user is aware of their error.”With the busy holiday travel season underway, you may be thinking about ways to maximize your time on your flight with your smartphone. Just be careful that the “airplane mode” is switched on or you might be feeling a little less holiday cheer when the bill comes.More on’s ‘Find My Device’ Will Ensure You’re Never Without Your Android Phone$2,700 Cellular Bill Racked up on SIM Card Stolen From a StorkSuspect Remotely Wipes iPhone X While It Sits in Police Evidence Stay on targetlast_img read more

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New passion for thrill seekers

first_imgRiding through craggy terrain, dirt roads and treacherous paths are like child’s play for  mountain bikers. And this  new adventure sport is a  trend that is catching up among thrill seekers for that extra adrenaline rush.‘Mountain bicycling challenges every bit of you and requires perfect synchronisation of mind and body. It tests your endurance and willpower. Every time your body gives up, your mind encourages you to pedal harder,’ said Vamini Sethi, a mountain biking enthusiast. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Sethi, who owns two high-end bikes – Trek 2.1 and Trek 4300 – said the thrill keeps all of them going.Like her, there are many biking enthusiasts who are getting into this niche area for the love of the thrill and the challenge it offers, Sethi said.The numbers are slowly growing, despite it being an expensive hobby.Some of the credit for making mountain biking popular goes to the Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA).Formed in 2005, it is the brainchild of Mohit Sood, who with the support of a British friend decided to venture into this unknown territory.Ever since then, he has been successfully organising the MTB Himalaya international biking challenge, a gruelling seven-day trail from Shimla to Kullu, covering 550 kilometres. ‘Mountain bicycling is not everyone’s cup of tea. It requires passion and ultimately gives you the thrill,’ Sood says.last_img read more

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Sherpa guide killed fixing route on Mount Everest

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Shrestha says a helicopter was sent to the mountain on Monday to bring back Mingma’s body.Local Sherpa guides hired by foreign climbers are the first people to scale the world’s highest peak each climbing season as they dig a path through snow and ice to the summit.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) How do cataracts affect your vision? How men can have a healthy 2019 Comments   Share   KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – A mountaineering official in Nepal says a Sherpa guide has been killed while fixing the climbing route on Mount Everest. It is the first death reported during the popular spring mountaineering season.Mountaineering Department official Nishan Shrestha says the Nepalese Sherpa guide identified as Mingma fell into a crevasse just above Camp One on Everest on Sunday. It took several hours to retrieve his body. Top Stories center_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Check your body, save your life Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

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Canadian Tourism Commission holds Rendezvous 2015

first_imgRendez-vous Canada (RVC) is Canadian Tourism Commission’s (CTC) premier international tourism marketplace. In 2015, the 39th edition of the marketplace is taking place from May 26-29 at one of Canada’s iconic destinations-the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario. RVC is a proven and efficient event produced by CTC for the Canadian Tourism industry.Rendez-vous Canada helps develop growth opportunities for Canadian Tourism businesses. 24,000 face-to-face business appointments take place in over four days. It is designed to facilitate contacts and sales for Canadian Tourism operators who want to distribute in international markets by showcasing the country’s latest and most authentic tourism products for buyers from over 25 countries. Some of the world’s most influential travel buyers check out innovative new Canadian Tourism offerings, broker deals and close sales generate impressive revenue for Canadian businesses.“Rendez-vous Canada is the biggest showcase for destination Canada with over 500 Canadian sellers and 400 buyers. RVC is a must attend for all serious Indian buyers,” said SanJeet, India Representative, Canadian Tourism Commission.Canada is the dream destination for millions of international travellers and RVC makes it easy for buyers to export these dreams for their clients. Canada’s tourism industry has incredible economic growth potential and RVC showcases that opportunity for the benefit of hundreds of small, medium and large businesses.last_img read more

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Housing Affordability Will Drive FirstTime Buyers to Suburbs in 2016 Zillow Says

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News, Origination First-Time Buyers Housing Affordability suburbs Zillow 2015-11-30 Staff Writer November 30, 2015 728 Views Housing Affordability Will Drive First-Time Buyers to Suburbs in 2016, Zillow Sayscenter_img First-time buyers may want to turn their attentions toward suburbs in 2016. As home prices are showing no signs of slowing down, affordability becomes a larger issue when purchasing a home.Housing affordability, which is expected to lead 2016 housing trends, will be a major bump in the road for potential first-time homebuyers in the next year. Meanwhile, fewer wallet-friendly options near city centers will make the suburbs appear more desirable to consumers, a report from Zillow showed.In addition, Zillow reported that high rents will also pose an issue in 2016, forcing more young renters to hold off on purchasing a home for a longer period of time.”Rents will continue to increase at a brisk rate in 2016, but many potential first-time buyers are living in hot markets where buying a home is really expensive,” said Dr. Svenja Gudell, Zillow’s chief economist. “In 2016, we’ll start to see more people in hot coastal markets forced to move farther from the core of the city to find housing. When they get there, they’ll be looking for amenity-rich suburbs–mini-cities, with walkable cores and an urban feel.”Dr. Gudell added, “As renters gradually transition into homeowners, the historically low homeownership rate should stop falling quite as quickly as it has been. However, the median age of first-time homebuyers–already the highest it has ever been at about 33–will climb higher. Millennials want to buy, but they are waiting longer than previous generations.”Zillow also noted that the possibility of an interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve could further reduce the mortgage affordability the market has been experiencing with historically low rates. This will make “some homeowners think twice about selling, and many of them will decide to remodel their current homes instead.”According to Zillow, in 2016, the median age of first-time homebuyers will rise to new highs as millennials hold off on buying a home.In addition, home value growth is expected to surpass incomes in 2016, particularly among low-income Americans. The bottom third of all incomes for consumers will not be able to afford even the least expensive houses on the market.Next year is forecast to bring the least affordable median rents in history, Zillow says. Potential buyers will seek refuge in city outskirts, where there are walkable suburbs with an urban feel and good city access, as affordable city center housing declines.Zillow’s latest Home Price Expectations Survey showed that over 100 economic and housing experts predicted that home values will grow about 3.5 percent in 2016.Click here to read the full report. Sharelast_img read more

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EAST MEADOW NEW YORK — Travelers across North Ame

first_imgEAST MEADOW, NEW YORK — Travelers across North America have again acknowledged Lufthansa’s high-quality service as best in its class, according to a press release received by Elite Traveler.In several reader awards, the readers of Global Traveler magazine named Lufthansa “Best Trans-Atlantic Airline” in their annual GT Tested Awards, while the airline took top honors among Business Traveler magazine’s Best in Business Travel Awards, receiving various accolades including “Best Trans-Atlantic Business-Class Service” and “Best Airline in Western Europe.” Earlier this year, Lufthansa was named “Best Airline for Flights to Eastern Europe” by the readers of Executive Travel Magazine in the publication’s annual Leading Edge Awards, honoring travel companies that best demonstrate leadership, service and vision.“We are very excited and equally humbled to receive these awards, which reveal our customers’ immense appreciation and recognition of our efforts to provide premium service at a consistently high level,” said Jens Bischof, Vice President, the Americas for Lufthansa. “Amid a challenging year for all airlines, I’d like to thank our loyal frequent travelers and all of the readers who voted for us. We will continue to invest in quality and enhance their travel experience in 2010.”In its sixth year, the GT Tested Awards are based on a survey conducted for the magazine’s readership to identify the best in luxury and business travel. In their 21st, year, Business Traveler’s Best in Business Travel Awards reveal the best of the best in the travel industry, based on an annual survey of their readership. BT readers also gave Lufthansa second place honors for “Best Airline for International Travel.”last_img read more

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Men arrested for allegedly swindling over €16000

first_imgPolice arrested a man suspected of stealing €16,200 on Thursday evening in Limassol.On January 25, a 71-year-old man reported to police that between August and October 2018 he had given a total of €16,200 to the suspect, a 32-year-old man.The younger man told him he would buy cars from abroad, vehicles from an auction in Cyprus and computers with the money.He allegedly never provided the 71-year-old with the items and refused to return the money when asked.An arrest warrant was issued against the suspect and he was arrested around 8.30pm.  You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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So 6% growth in cap

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