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Sign up for Junior Achievement JASign up for Junior Achievement JA

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:chamber of commerce, JA, Junior Achievement, wendy hill Chamber of Commerce blind-sided to Work Permit changes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Oct 2014 – 15-19 year olds have until Friday to join Junior Achievement (JA)… now when the teenagers sign up, they can stay in the programme because of the switch from the British style to the American format for the youth business mentorship program… Wendy Hill of the Chamber of Commerce said the program will this year likely add South Caicos and continue for North and Middle Caicos as Junior Achievement spreads across the archipelago. Bahamas Junior Achievement Leader in country for meeting Employment Ministry launches consultation for new Employment lawslast_img read more

Alleged pimp arrested in connection to juvenile prostitution caseAlleged pimp arrested in connection to juvenile prostitution case

first_imgAn alleged pimp has been arrested in connection to a juvenile prostitution case at a Salmon Creek hotel.Shannon S. Daniels, 20, a transient, made his first appearance Thursday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of promoting the commercial sexual abuse of a minor.Judge Barbara Johnson set bail at $100,000 and appointed attorney Steven Rucker to represent him.Arraignment was set for Feb. 2.Prosecutors allege Daniels rented a room at the La Quinta Inn in the 1500 block of Northeast 134th Street for a juvenile girl. An undercover officer with the Innocence Lost Task Force arranged a “date” with the girl after finding her online ad.When officers arrived at the hotel Wednesday, they reportedly found Daniels waiting in the lobby. After talking with the girl, officers interviewed Daniels, who had $2,272 in cash rolled up in his pants pocket, according to court documents. The girl told officers that Daniels holds her money for safekeeping. The girl’s age was not listed in court documents; her current whereabouts also are unknown.last_img read more

End of an Era Blockbuster begins final inventory salesEnd of an Era Blockbuster begins final inventory sales

first_imgInventory sales will continue at the two remaining Blockbusters in Anchorage and Fairbanks through August. (Emily Russell/Alaska Public Media)Tuesday was the beginning of the end for Blockbuster in Alaska. The two remaining stores in Fairbanks and Anchorage began their inventory sales, selling off DVDs, Blu Rays and video games. Even the racks they’re displayed on are up for grabs.Listen nowAt the store in Anchorage, a line snaked around the corners of the store. People waited for hours to get inside.Finally, the door front doors open and customers flooded in. They grabbed blue plastic shopping baskets and make a beeline to the aisles of DVDs.Blockbuster has been in Alaska for more than 25 years, (Emily Russell/Alaska Public Media)Within minutes, Hannah Lewis’s basket was filled to the brim.“I have some new releases, a couple of TV shows, and an Xbox game for Legos,” Hannah explained.Lewis is 23 years old. She’s lived in Alaska her entire life and has been coming to Blockbuster for as long as she can remember.“When I was a kid we came here every day or every couple of days because we were kids. We loved movies,” Lewis explained. “And now, since I’m an adult, me and my boyfriend would come here every other week or so to rent some movies because sometimes you can’t find this stuff on TV.”There are more and more ways to rent or stream movies, like on Netlfix, Amazon or Hulu.But a lot of Blockbuster customers say streaming services don’t have all the options, especially when it comes to the classics.Blockbuster’s general manager Kevin Daymude says everything is for sale, even the racks used to display DVDsThat’s what brings Diane to Blockbuster.“We’re here quite often for the older movies and things like that,” Diane said.Diane is a Blockbuster regular. She comes in a couple times and week. She came to the inventory sale to stock up on some of her favorite TV shows– The Walking Dead and Fear of the Walking Dead.Diane says she’ll miss renting TV shows and movies, but really, she said, it’s the employees that have made Blockbuster special.Kevin Daymude, the General Manager, has been working here for Blockbuster for decades.Kevin Daymude is Blockbuster’s general manager of Alaska stores. (Emily Russell/Alaska Public Media)“I’ve known these customers, a lot of these customers, since 1993,” Daymude said.Daymude said breaking the news to his staff and then his customers — that was the hardest part.“It kills me to sit there and tell them. When you see people crying, [I’m] like, ‘Don’t do that. Please don’t do that,’” Daymude said.At the inventory sale in Anchorage, Daymude hugged customers, asking how their kids were and dodging questions about what his plans are for life after Blockbuster.“It kind of hurts your heart because this is the end of an era,” Daymude said. “Blockbuster is gone in Alaska. That’s it.”Inventory sales will continue at the two remaining Blockbusters in Anchorage and Fairbanks through August.last_img read more

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life In An Underslept StateSleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life In An Underslept State

first_imgMCKIBILLO/Getty Images/ImagezooSome people claim a late cup of coffee won’t keep them up and that alcohol helps them sleep. But research shows both drugs mess with sleep’s depth and restorative quality, says scientist and Why We Sleep author Matthew Walker.The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.“Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain,” Walker says. “Many people walk through their lives in an underslept state, not realizing it.”Walker is the director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He points out that lack of sleep — defined as six hours or fewer — can have serious consequences. Sleep deficiency is associated with problems in concentration, memory and the immune system, and may even shorten life span.“Every disease that is killing us in developed nations has causal and significant links to a lack of sleep,” he says. “So that classic maxim that you may [have] heard that you can sleep when you’re dead, it’s actually mortally unwise advice from a very serious standpoint.”Walker discusses the importance of sleep — and offers strategies for getting the recommended eight hours — in his new book, Why We Sleep.Interview HighlightsOn what you should do if you can’t sleepYou should not actually stay in bed for very long awake, because your brain is this remarkably associative device and it quickly learns that the bed is about being awake. So you should go to another room — a room that’s dim. Just read a book — no screens, no phones — and only when you’re sleepy return to the bed. And that way your brain relearns the association with your bedroom being about sleep rather than wakefulness. …Another thing that people can do if you don’t want to get up and go to a different room is actually try meditating. … Being quite a stoic, hard-nosed scientist, I actually didn’t really believe the data [about meditation as a sleep aid], even though the data is very strong. And I started doing it myself, particularly when I was traveling with jet lag, and I found it to be very effective. …It just quiets the mind and it dampens down what we call the “fight or flight” branch of the nervous system, which is one of the key features of insomnia. And that can really have some efficacious benefits too. So that’s another solution if people would choose not to go to a different room.On whether you can make up for a sleep deficit by sleeping longer another dayYou’re trying to sleep off a debt that you’ve lumbered your brain and body with during the week, and wouldn’t it be lovely if sleep worked like that? Sadly it doesn’t. Sleep is not like the bank, so you can’t accumulate a debt and then try and pay it off at a later point in time. And the reason is this: We know that if I were to deprive you of sleep for an entire night — take away eight hours — and then in the subsequent night I give you all of the sleep that you want, however much you wish to consume, you never get back all that you lost. You will sleep longer, but you will never achieve that full eight-hour repayment, as it were. So the brain has no capacity to get back that lost sleep that you’ve been lumbering it with during the week in terms of a debt.On letting teenagers sleep on weekendsParents will often pull the covers off their teenager [on] weekends and say, “It’s daylight out! It’s noon! You’re wasting the day!” And that’s wrong for two reasons. … It’s not their fault; it’s their biology that wants them to be asleep at that time. But it’s more than that, because it also turns out that they are trying to sleep off a debt that we have actually saddled them with by way of this incessant model of early school start times. We have to abandon that attitude and we also have to change the educational practice as well.On how the quantity and quality of sleep decreases with age The amount of sleep — the total amount of sleep that you get — starts to decrease the older that we get. I think one of the myths out there is that we simply need less sleep as we age, and that’s not true, in fact. We need just as much sleep in our 60s, 70s [and] 80s, as we do when we’re in our 40s. It’s simply that the brain is not capable of generating that sleep, which it still needs, and the body still needs. So, total amount of sleep actually decreases.We also know that the continuity of sleep also starts to fall apart. Sleep becomes much more fragmented. There are many more awakenings throughout the night — pain, bathroom trips, etc. But we also know that it’s not the quantity of sleep that changes with aging, it’s also the quality of sleep.It seems to be particularly the deepest stage of sleep — something that we call non-rapid-eye-movement sleep, or non-REM sleep, the very deepest stages of non-REM sleep — those are selectively eroded by the aging process. By the time you’re in your 50s, you’ve perhaps lost almost 40 to 50 percent of that deep sleep you were having, for example, when you were a teenager. By age 70, you may have lost almost 90 percent of that deep sleep.On using sleeping pills, like Ambien, to sleep Unfortunately the current set or classes of sleeping pills that we have do not produce naturalistic sleep. So they are all a broad set of chemicals that we call the sedative hypnotics, and sedation is not sleep, it’s very different. It doesn’t give you the restorative natural benefits of sleep. … If you look at the electrical signature of sleep that you have when you’re taking those medications, it’s not the same as a normal night of sleep.On how caffeine affects sleep First, and most obvious for some people, is that it stops you falling asleep. Some people, however, say, “I can have a cup of coffee after dinner and I fall asleep just fine, so I’m not one of those people that is sensitive to caffeine.” And that’s quite dangerous, because we also know that even if you can fall asleep, the depth of the sleep that you have when caffeine is swilling around within the brain is not going to be as deep anymore.So people may wake up the next morning, they’ll feel unrefreshed. They’ll start to reach for the coffeepot earlier. They’ll drink more caffeine, never having realized that it was the cup of coffee last night that has left you feeling underslept, because they didn’t wake up during the night, they didn’t have problems falling asleep, but caffeine can still have that deleterious impact.On alcohol’s effect on sleep Alcohol … is a sedative drug, and what you’re doing there is simply knocking yourself out. You are removing consciousness quickly from the brain by way of having alcohol, but you’re not putting yourself into naturalistic sleep. The other issue is that alcohol will fragment your sleep — it will litter it and punctuate it with many more awakenings throughout the night, so short … that you tend not to remember them. So, once again, you’re not quite aware of how bad your sleep was when you had alcohol in the system. The final aspect of alcohol is that it is very good at blocking your REM sleep, or your dream sleep, which is critical for aspects of mental health within the brain and emotional restitution too. So alcohol [is a] very misunderstood drug when it comes to sleep — not helpful.Heidi Saman and Thea Chaloner produced and edited the audio of this interview. Bridget Bentz and Molly Seavy-Nesper adapted it for the Web.Copyright 2017 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air. Sharelast_img read more

Trump Hits China With Tariffs On 50 Billion Of Goods China SaysTrump Hits China With Tariffs On 50 Billion Of Goods China Says

first_imgPresident Trump is enacting a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of Chinese goods “that contain industrially significant technologies,” after months of exchanging threats amid concerns over a potential trade war.U.S. Customs and Border Protection will begin to collect tariffs on the first $34 billion worth of Chinese imports on July 6. A second set of imports subject to tariffs is still under review.The White House had set a June 15 deadline for announcing the full list of items that will see a tariff imposed, focusing on areas such as aerospace, robotics and machinery. Released Friday, the list includes some 1,100 products.Trump announced Friday:“My great friendship with President Xi of China and our country’s relationship with China are both very important to me. Trade between our nations, however, has been very unfair, for a very long time. This situation is no longer sustainable. China has, for example, long been engaging in several unfair practices related to the acquisition of American intellectual property and technology.”China has threatened to retaliate forcefully for any tariffs, listing U.S. products that range from sorghum, soybeans, meat and whiskey to airplanes and cars.China buys some $14 billion in U.S.-produced soybeans every year — nearly a third of the American crop.Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China will act quickly to “take necessary measures to defend our legitimate rights and interests.”The Chinese commerce ministry issued a statement on Friday accusing the U.S. of being fickle and shortsighted and warning that a trade war between the two economic giants would have global repercussions.In an impromptu session with reporters outside the White House on Friday morning, Trump acknowledged that China might not be happy with the move, adding that his administration is imposing the tariffs “because we have to, because we’ve been treated very unfairly.” It’s the latest round of tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, which hit U.S. allies Mexico, Canada and the European Union with a round of taxes on steel and aluminum imports in May. Trump cited the interests of national security as the motivation behind that move.When asked about Trump’s trade tactics, former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez told NPR’s Steve Inskeep:“That’s where our trading partners and the rest of the world are just very frustrated and very confused because tactics change on a day-to-day basis. Tactics aren’t as uniform as a strategy. And that’s what has our trading partners so unnerved. This will be a disappointment for China. China will retaliate and we will be at the beginning of a very nasty trade war if we proceed with this today.”The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said Friday that the tariffs to go into effect July 6 do not affect “goods commonly purchased by American consumers such as cellular telephones or televisions.”The second list ranges from chemicals and plastics to motorcycles and technical equipment worth some $16 billion.Since Trump first mentioned the tariffs in March, the White House has sent mixed messages on the plan — and it has also sent envoys to China and received Chinese representatives as the two countries’ trade and finance officials negotiated.As he made the U.S. tariffs official, Trump said that “if China engages in retaliatory measures, such as imposing new tariffs on United States goods, services, or agricultural products,” his administration would respond with additional tariffs.The dispute has played out as businesses, farmers and consumers watch to see which of the products they rely on could be affected by a trade war. The trade representative says that after it asked for public comment on its initial list of 1,333 products that were proposed for the additional duty in April, it received some 3,200 responses. After news of the American tariffs broke on Friday, National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons released a statement calling for a bilateral trade agreement.“Manufacturers certainly have concerns that tariffs will cause more problems than they solve, but we also recognize that the administration may intend to use them as a negotiating tactic to bring China to the table and achieve larger goals,” Timmons said. “A trade war never benefits anyone, so rather than pursuing a piecemeal tariffs approach, now is the time to seize the opportunity before us and work toward a U.S.-China trade agreement that will benefit American workers for generations to come.” Progress to avert a back-and-forth of new import taxes seemed to be made in late May, after China agreed to cut tariffs on U.S. automobiles, and Trump pledged support for ZTE, a Chinese company affected negatively by U.S. sanctions, as NPR’s Camila Domonoske reported.America’s trade in goods with China topped $635 billion in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In that year, the U.S. says its goods trade deficit with China was $375.2 billion.As for the Trump administration’s efforts to prevent the burgeoning China from establishing dominance in some industries, Gutierrez told NPR, “I think it’s an ironic goal. You know, we are the world’s greatest free market. We have espoused the benefits of capitalism, of free trade, of open markets to the whole world. We’ve asked them to reach, we’ve told them it’s good for their people. And now China wants to be a major player.” The White House announced the tariffs one day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing for talks that were described as focusing on Trump’s recent meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.NPR’s Sam Hoisington contributed to this report. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

New lasing technique inspired by brightly colored birdsNew lasing technique inspired by brightly colored birds

first_img(A) Male Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis, Turdidae). (B) Male Plum-throated Cotinga (Cotinga maynana, Cotingidae). (C) Channel-type beta-keratin and air nanostructure from back contour feather barbs of S. sialis. (D) Sphere-type beta-keratin and air nanostructure from back contour feather barbs of C. maynana. (E & F) Small-angle X-ray scattering data from the channel-type feather barb of S. sialis, and the sphere-type feather barb of C. maynana. Scale bars in (C, D) 500 nm, (E, F) 0.025 (1/nm) of spatial frequency. Photo credits: (A) Ken Thomas; (B) Thomas Valqui. Courtesy of Hui Cao Research Laboratory (PhysOrg.com) — Researchers at Yale University have succeeded in building a new kind of laser based on the way brightly colored birds show their colors. Building on the new approach to creating laser beams, whereby holes are drilled in a material in such a way as to trap light inside for a long enough period of time to create the laser light they are after, researchers Hui Cao, Heeso Noh and their colleagues describe in a paper they’ve published in Physical Review Letters, how they’ve emulated the way birds use air holes to display their colors. In traditional lasers, light is bounced back and forth (trapped) between mirrors with a so-called gain material between them that amplifies the light until it is of sufficient strength to pass through one end of the semi-transparent mirror, producing the beam. More recently however, optics researchers have found that another way to hold on to the light is to drill air holes in a material that causes the light to become trapped as it moves between the holes.The air holes in the material can be placed either in a clear ordered fashion, producing just one strong wavelength, or in random fashion which allows for multiple wavelengths but isn’t very efficient; something that grows in importance as the laser power desired grows and uses more energy when it is produced.The new technique falls somewhere in-between, in that at first glance the air holes appear to be random, but upon closer inspection, turn out to be ordered after all. This is where the brightly colored birds come in; nature has given them feathers with air pockets that at first glance appear to be randomly spaced, but under closer scrutiny it’s revealed that there is in fact, order underneath; the result is some light is trapped and bounced around inside and between them, allowing the amount of light to build up before ultimately escaping and giving the birds their brilliant hues.To recreate the effect in the lab, the research team drilled holes in a 190 nanometer slice of gallium arsenide, a particularly good plastic for lasers, 235 to 275 nanometers apart, and which also had a layer of quantum dots that shine brilliantly when struck with just one photon. As suspected, when the wafer was lit up, it produced a laser of about 1,000 nanometers, which made it far more efficient than random lasers; after more tests were made it was found that the wavelength produced could be changed by altering the amount of space between the holes.Though it’s not yet clear how the new type of laser will be used, it does seem likely the new approach will be used to help bring down the costs of lasers, and perhaps more importantly, the amount of energy needed to rum them. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Researchers create faster, more efficient laser for communications © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: New lasing technique inspired by brightly colored birds (2011, May 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-lasing-technique-brightly-birds.html More information: — Control of Lasing in Biomimetic Structures with Short-Range Order, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 183901 (2011) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.183901AbstractWe demonstrate lasing in photonic amorphous structures that mimic the isotropic nanostructures which produce noniridescent color in nature. Our experimental and numerical studies reveal that lasing becomes most efficient at certain frequencies, due to enhanced optical confinement by short-range order. The optimal lasing frequency can be tuned by adjusting the structure factor. This work shows that lasing in nanostructures may be effectively improved and manipulated by short-range order.– www.eng.yale.edu/caolab/ Explore furtherlast_img read more

G Adventures new Mediterranean voyage sails to lesserknown localesG Adventures new Mediterranean voyage sails to lesserknown locales

first_img Travelweek Group Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: G Adventures, Mediterraneancenter_img Share TORONTO — In response to growing demand in Mediterranean small-group cruising, G Adventures has launched a new itinerary sailing to lesser-known locations in Venice, Italy and Zadar, Croatia.Vince Donnelly, G Adventures’ global sailing manager, says the new itinerary gets tourists off the beaten track to experience marine life, secret islands, barbecues on the beach, fresh seafood and local nightlife.“A small-group sailing adventure is the perfect way for travellers to get away from the hustle and bustle of Europe’s ‘over-touristed’ big cities, but to still see up to four countries while unpacking just once,” he said. “As well as experiencing local food and culture, travellers who are keen can learn to sail and take advantage of the Adriatic’s pristine waters to snorkel and swim in. A sailing trip is really as laidback or active as our travellers want to make it.”Donnelly also added that each trip is led by a qualified local Skipper “who knows the waters like the back of their hand.”More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionThe new 10-day ‘Sailing Italy to Croatia’ trip is priced from $1,663 per person from Venice to Zadar, and can also be booked in reverse. Beginning in Venice, the voyage then visits the ancient basilicas of Grado before heading through the Gulf of Trieste to Koper, Slovenia’s oldest and largest coastal city. The trip winds down in the sun-soaked islands in the Kvarner Gulf.For more information, visit gadventures.com. G Adventures’ new Mediterranean voyage sails to lesser-known localeslast_img read more

Next Story Group enters VietnamNext Story Group enters Vietnam

first_imgSource = Next Story Group Next Story Group enters Vietnam with Kafnu BrandNext Story Group enters Vietnam with Kafnu BrandInternational hospitality company Next Story Group marks the opening of Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City in the heart of one of Asia’s top emerging markets. Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City is the fifth Kafnu property to open globally, following launches in Taipei, Bengaluru, and most recently in Alexandria – Sydney, since the brand’s debut in Hong Kong in late 2017.Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City is an 8-storey building located in Saigon Pearl. It is minutes from District 1 and 2, and a 30-minute drive from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Vietnam’s largest airport. Members enjoy round the clock access and their productivity is assured with a range of work spaces including hot desks and private offices, high-speed internet, a soundproof phone booth, and five meeting rooms with video conferencing capabilities.Spanning 2,440 sqm, Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City also has a multi-screened 180 sqm event space where members can host product launches, workshops, and other events for up to 150 guests. There are also eight en-suite hotel rooms that ensure members from out of town get a good night’s rest and wake up to views of the city skyline. Members can also keep fit at the Virtual Fitness Studio which offers over 1,500 classes, socialize at Habitat Cocktail Bar, and enjoy modern Asian cuisine at Soy Restaurant.“We are excited to be part of Vietnam’s growth story,” said Chris Edwards, General Manager of Kafnu Ho Chi Minh City. “We aim to be a catalyst for success to the entrepreneurs and creative trailblazers who choose to build their enterprises, brands and personal networks in the vibrant economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City. To support their endeavours, we are cultivating a warm, welcoming community of like-minded change-makers, delivering targeted programming, and providing unique opportunities for discovery, connection, and growth.”Named after a hamlet, Himachal Pradesh, in northern India where climbers regroup before summiting the Himalayan peak, the Kafnu brand that offers the best of a shared work space, boutique hotel and social community. Kafnu properties are strategically-located and designed to foster co-creation, co-exploration and co-innovation. Kafnu aims to elevate the individual and collective potential of its members, who include creators and business owners, and to support them in their journey to success by providing the ideal environment for them to work, rest and socialise.Kafnu also offers bespoke member event and curated workshops tailored to the needs of its community, providing access to resources, capabilities, and people that inspire success. Kafnu members enjoy access to all Kafnu properties worldwide, which means that they can stay connected to the Kafnu community, wherever their work and inspiration may take them.Kafnu members will have access to other Kafnu properties around Asia Pacific so that they have a base to stay, work and connect with the local community. Currently, there are five operating Kafnu spaces in Hong Kong, Taipei, Bengaluru and Sydney. Kafnu Hong Kong was the first Kafnu space to launch, designed to incorporate the latest biophilic and stimulating design principles into the space, with a hint of local flavour in the artwork. Kafnu Taipei is designed as 12-floor vertical village with diverse zones catering to a creator’s needs, which encompasses the element of Live, Work, Play, Learn and Rest. Kafnu Alexandria, located next to the iconic The Grounds of Alexandria, is within one of Sydney’s thriving creative and industrial hubs while Kafnu Bengaluru on Residency Road’s central location is the perfect spot for like-minded individuals to meet professionally and socially. Kafnu Colombo as part of Next Hotel Colombo located in Colombo City Centre is scheduled to open at the end of 2019.About Next Story GroupNext Story Group creates and transforms urban spaces into thriving communities by harnessing the power of human imagination and innovation. The group currently owns, manages and franchises 37 hotels and resorts in Australia, Laos and Thailand, bearing its brands including Next Hotels, Sage Hotels and LinQ Hotels. It also manages five Kafnu spaces, in Ho Chi Minh City, Sydney, Bengaluru, Taipei and Hong Kong.For more information: www.nextstory.comlast_img read more

Bunnik ToursCentral AmericaSouth AmericaspecialsBunnik ToursCentral AmericaSouth Americaspecials

first_imgBunnik ToursCentral AmericaSouth Americaspecials Clients can save up to $1000 per person on a range of Bunnik Tours’ popular South and Central America Small Group Tours in Bunnik’s last minute sale, with bookings by 12 July 2018. Save $1000 per person on the 30-day South America In-Style deluxe tour for November 2018 to April 2019 departures. Among the tours offering savings of $600 per person are the 28-day Peru & Ecuador Discovery, the 28-day Cuba, Peru & the Galapagos and the 36-day South American Discovery Small Group Tours, just to name a few. To secure these savings, your clients will need to book and pay the applicable deposit and airfare payments by Thursday 12 July 2018.Bunnik Tours has a maximum group size of just 20 passengers in South and Central America and all prices include flights. IMAGE: Bunnik Tours/Guatapé Colombialast_img read more

Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu 32Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu 32

first_imgArizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) celebrates his second interception of the game against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) It’s been pretty clear through three weeks of the 2015 season that the Arizona Cardinals are have been the best team in the NFC West.They left little doubt about that Sunday in a dominating performance against the San Francisco 49ers.Meanwhile, the Seattle Seahawks flexed their defensive muscles in picking up their first win of the season and the St. Louis Rams couldn’t do much on the scoreboard in suffering their second straight loss. Top Stories Special Teams Player of the Week: Tyler Lockett, KR, Seattle – Lockett has proved to be deadly early this season. The rookie from Kansas State had his second return touchdown Sunday, taking the second-half kickoff back 105 yards for a score to help the Seahawks to an easy win over Chicago.Honorable Mention: Greg Zuerlein, K, St. Louis; Richard Sherman, PR, Seattle; Steven Hauschka, Seattle 1-25067at Arizona 1-27461vs. Detroit Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 3-012649vs. St. Louis Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact NFC West Standings – Week 3center_img TeamRecordPFPANext Award WinnersOffensive Player of the Week: Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona – The old man wins the award for the second straight week. Fitzgerald caught nine passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns and was a big factor early in the game for the Cardinals. The veteran found open space in the 49ers defense and accumulated 99 yards in the first half. For good measure, he added two touchdowns in the second half.Honorable mention: Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona; Chris Johnson, RB, Arizona; Thomas Rawls, RB, Seattle, Jimmy Graham, TE, SeattleDefensive Player of the Week: Tyrann Mathieu, S, Arizona – “The Honey Badger” got two picks, returning one for a touchdown and registered five tackles and one tackle for loss in a dominating performance.Honorable Mention: Justin Bethel, CB, Arizona; Bobby Wagner, LB, Seattle, Kevin Minter, LB, Arizona; Alec Ogletree, LB, St. Louis, Aaron Donald, DT, St. Louis Here’s what transpired in Week 3 in the NFC West.Arizona Cardinals 47, San Francisco 49ers 7This game was essentially over in the first six minutes after Justin Bethel and Tyrann Mathieu both returned Colin Kaepernick interceptions for touchdowns. But the Cardinals didn’t relax. Carson Palmer threw for 311 yards and two touchdowns to Larry Fitzgerald and Chris Johnson ran for 110 yards and two more scores. The 49ers managed only 156 yards of offense — the least they’ve had in a game since gaining only 151 in a tough 10-9 loss to Carolina in 2013.Kaepernick, who hadn’t thrown an interception in his last five starts, spanning 143 passes, was picked off four times by the ball-hawking Arizona defense. It was the first time in his pro career that Kaepernick was picked off four times in one game.San Francisco Money Quote: “I didn’t play well. I put our team behind the eight ball from the jump, and we never rebounded from that. (It’s) very hard for me to deal with. (It’s) very hard to see myself go out and play like that and hurt this team the way I did.I nullified all the efforts of every other player on that field today. That’s something I have to fix. I have to be better moving forward.” — Kaepernick Seattle Money Quote: “It’s big. You want to suffocate a team. It’s big for our defensive staff, for our players, for everybody—it sends a statement.” — Safety Kam Chancellor, who started and had one tackle in his first game following a lengthy holdout.The Stat: The Bears ran a total of two plays (out of 46) in Seattle territory, and never advanced past the Seahawks’ 45-yard line.Pittsburgh Steelers 12, St. Louis Rams 6You knew things were going to be weird after a pregame field turf fire delayed the kickoff almost 30 minutes. At least fans at the Edward Jones Dome were treated to some fireworks before the game. The Rams managed only two Greg Zuerlein field goals in an ugly loss to the Steelers, who lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a left knee injury.The Rams had chances and trailed 9-6 in the fourth quarter, but a Nick Foles interception with about three minutes to go led to a Pittsburgh field goal. St. Louis couldn’t push the ball into Pittsburgh territory on its final drive, and turned the ball over on downs with 1:15 remaining.St. Louis Money Quote: “Six points isn’t going to win you a whole lot of games. We’re averaging eight points a game the last two weeks, and that’s not going to get it done for you. That’s my biggest area of concern.” — Head coach Jeff Fisher. 1-24593vs Green Bay Arizona Money Quote: “I thought we came out with a purpose. We played for sixty minutes with that purpose and that was to get in first place in our division.” — Head coach Bruce AriansThe Stat: The Cardinals posted their second straight 40-point game, the first time they’ve done that since 1969. 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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterRepresentatives from hotels and resorts from the Hilton Worldwide collection of properties in Hawaii have been in Sydney this week meeting with trade partners and media as part of their annual mission down under.Hilton Hawaii has 11 properties in the Aloha State, including the behemoth 3,543-room Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, which continues to be a magnet for Australian travellers. The Oahu property consists of five towers including the iconic Rainbow Tower which overlooks the world-famous Waikiki Beach.Regional Director of Corporate Communications for Hilton Hawaii, Cynthia Rankin, said the Australian appetite for Hawaii has never been stronger.The Hilton Hawaiian village is Australia’s most popular resort in Hawaii, Rankin told LATTE, with Australia the group’s second largest international market, only bettered by Japan.“Australians are long-stay visitors, with the average length of stay 9.5 days,” Rankin said.“We have huge numbers [of Australians]. In fact when you walk through the property all you hear is the Australian accent,” Rankin quipped.Hilton Hawaii’s collection on Oahu also includes the DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki, Hilton Waikiki Beach, Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk, Hilton Garden Inn – Waikiki Beach and Hampton by Hilton Oahu – Kapolei. On Maui there’s the spectacular Grand Wailea – A Waldorf Astoria Resort, on the island of Hawaii is the Hilton Waikoloa Village and the Grand Naniloa Hotel, a DoubleTree by Hilton and on Kauai there is the Hilton Garden Inn Kauai at Wailua Bay.Catering for the the luxury segment in Waikiki is the Ali’i Tower within the Hilton Hawaiian Village.© Hilton Hawaiian Village – Ali’i TowerBilled as a “hotel within a hotel”, the 14-storey Ali’i Tower is half the size of Hilton Hawaiian Village’s landmark Rainbow Tower and offers a boutique service for travellers. The Ali’i Tower comprises 321 hotel rooms and 27 suites. It features its own registration desk on the second floor, a private pool, a bar, fitness room and Jacuzzi.“It’s our upscale hotel within a mid-range hotel,” Rankin said. “It’s a good up-sell for people who are looking for a luxury experience but still want the amenities of a bigger property. Guests have access to the 20 restaurants and swimming pools on campus, and the beach is right there.”© Hilton Hawaiian Village – Ali-i Tower private guest poolGuests of the Ali’i Tower are issued with a leather wristband which affords them VIP privileges including front of line access to the popular Tropics Bar & Grill and the casual dining venue, Rainbow Lanai.“Sometimes Tropics gets really crowded and you might have to wait half-an-hour, but if guests flash the wristband they go straight to the front of the queue,” Rankin explained.© Hilton Hawaiian Village – Ali’i Tower Oceanview King GuestroomOn Maui, one of the big drawcards for the Grand Wailea is the variety of swimming pools, Rankin explained.The newly refreshed Grand Wailea resort consistently ranks among the world’s best in leading travel and consumer reports. Nestled on 40 acres of lush, tropical gardens fronting Wailea Beach, Grand Wailea offers a range of holiday experiences: open spaces for the active holiday-makers, beauty and seclusion for romantic getaways, and family fun – ranging from a fully equipped camp for children to rope swings and a jungle-style river pool.Guests also have access to the luxurious Spa Grande, a standard-setter in the world of resort spas, as well as eight restaurants, including the award-winning “Best of Maui” Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a.Accommodation options include Grand Wailea’s 776 rooms and suites and an enclave of 120 luxury villas Ho`olei at Grand Wailea ranging from 297-square-metres to 371-square metres, located nearby and with access to Grand Wailea amenities.“The resort features waterslides, a lazy river, rapids, a swim-up bar and a water elevator. It’s great for the family market. But they also have an adult’s only pool. Grand Wailea has the most unbelievable food and beverage, beautiful restaurants and bars, and the spa is among the best in the world,” Rankin added. For more details on the entire collection of Hilton properties in Hawaii go to www.hiltonhawaii.com Lead image – Hilton Hawaii representatives, along with the team from Hawaiian Airlines and Hawaii Tourism Oceania gather at Hilton Sydney’s Marble Bar.Back row from left are: Giselle Radulovic, HTO Country Manager Australia, Gai Tyrrell, Hawaiian Airlines Regional Director – Australia & New Zealand and Bart Druitt, Hawaiian Airlines Partnerships and Promotions Specialist.Middle row: Karen Macmillan, Hawaiian Airlines Director of Sales AU and Partnerships AU/NZ; Cynthia Rankin, Hawaii Hotels & Resorts, Regional Director Corporate Communications Hawaii; Valerie Okamoto-Moad, Hilton Hawaii Regional Director of Sales – Leisiure; Linda Kadohiro, Director, National Accounts | Sales Hilton Hawaiian Village; Undine Lasater, DoubleTree by Hilton Alana – Waikiki Beach Director of Sales and Kristen Roman, Hawaii Tourism Oceania Public Relations Executive.In front: Jamie Choi, Director of Sales & Marketing, Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk and Heather Jeffery, Hawaiian Airlines Public Relations Australia/New Zealand.center_img Go back to the enewsletterlast_img

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enter a brigade of capital vultures and billionaires with opaque motivations and no need to profit from the newspapers (A puzzler: Which type of owner should spook readers more) As told by the funny business afoot at the former Tribune Publishing (presently debased as Tronc) involvement of the above entities can pervert the way journalism gets done The investor who masterminded a takeover of the company reportedly directed journalists to dig up dirt on a rival shareholder Last year casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson hid his acquisition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and a chain of other papers while one journalist used a pseudonym to attack a Las Vegas judge presiding over a case against a gambling concern Adelson controls All of which is to say the independent media company is disappearing And the void created by its absence is being filled in unexpected and puzzling ways Some political entities have turned themselves into publishers Social media for one grants the powerful a vehicle for telling their own stories free of constraints (chiefly the unvarnished truth) Wikileaks-published document hacks such the recent Sony and Democratic National Committee troves invert the social-media dynamic by lashing the powerful to the truth no matter what they might want But the hackers motives are rarely apparent let alone pure And even the powerful are entitled to some privacy The question of exactly how much privacy the powerful deserve was the matter that bankrupted Gawkerboth ostensibly in the case of the Hulk Hogan sex tape and actually in the case of the 2007 post "Peter Thiel is totally gay people" Thiel wrote in a Times op-ed Tuesday that at the time he had come out to some people he knew but not to the broader world I can understand why he would loathe Gawker and even why he would avail himself of unorthodox means to strip the company of its independence But we should all wish it hadnt worked Write to Jack Dickey at jackdickey@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsMarco Rubio says he is ready to become the President of the United States "I think thats true for multiple other people that would want to run” Florida’s junior senator told ABC’s Jonathan Karl on This Week Sunday “I mean Ill be 43 this month but the other thing that perhaps people dont realize Ive served now in public office for the better part of 14 years Most importantly I think a president has to have a clear vision of where the country needs to go and clear ideas about how to get it there and I think were very blessed in our party to have a number of people that fit that criteria" Rubio was once considered to be a frontrunner for the 2016 Republican presidential nominee but his poll numbers have been slipping as of late He told Karl he’s not paying much attention to those polls ("Its probably the TIME cover jinx just like the Sports Illustrated jinx" he joked in reference to TIME’s February 2013 cover story on the senator) During the interview Rubio also said he did not believe humans have contributed to global climate change and that he would give Hillary Clinton an “F” grade for her job as Secretary of State Rubio added that if he decided to run for president he would not simultaneously seek re-election as a Florida senator "I believe that if you want to be president of the United States you run for president" Rubio said in a thinly-veiled dig at Republican rival Rand Paul Republican lawmakers in Paul’s home state of Kentucky recently unsuccessfully tried to pass a bill that would have let Paul run for the presidency and re-election in the Senate "You dont run for president with some eject button in the cockpit that allows you to go on an exit ramp if it doesnt work out” Rubio added [ABC] Write to Nolan Feeney at nolanfeeney@timecom “Its smoke and mirrors,The Fat Jew is someone whose entire career is simply stealing jokes from tumblr, including Stewart’s Best Actor Oscar for The Philadelphia Story. 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