Crown says man should be convicted of Monica Jacks murder based on

first_imgThe Canadian PressA man charged with murdering 12-year-old Monica Jack in British Columbia over 40 years ago went on trial Monday.Crown prosecutor Mark Sheardown outlined the case against Garry Handlen saying he should be found guilty after confessing to undercover police that he abducted, sexually assaulted and killed her.Sheardown told jurors Handlen also took police to the crime scene and provided details about snatching the girl while she was riding her new bike near Merritt, in the province’s Interior.thouse@aptn.ca@inthehouse7last_img read more

Off the Charts Holiday heartbreak for retailers

NEW YORK — The holiday season was a brutal one for U.S. retailers, especially department stores and companies that sell luxury products, and companies and investors alike didn’t see it coming.The U.S. economy has been growing at a steady pace, and unemployment is low and consumer confidence is high. That seemed to set the stage for strong sales over the holidays, but companies including Macy’s, Nordstrom and Signet all said they struggled badly over the critical December shopping period.The stock market itself may have been part of the problem: extreme volatility in December may have shaken up wealthy shoppers more than it hurt average consumers.Earlier this month, Macy’s suffered the biggest one-day stock drop in its history as a public company. The retailer said sales fell off after Black Friday and Cyber Monday until the week of Christmas, and it cut its sales forecast. The surprise report rattled companies throughout the industry.The next week, Nordstrom helped confirm the trend when it said sales of full-priced clothes slowed in November and December and that the company offered more discounts.Signet Jewelers, the owner of brands including Kay and Jared, dropped almost 25 per cent after saying its holiday season had been difficult and slashing its annual forecasts. Signet said competition grew tougher in December and sales of some key products were weak. The company also said fewer customers came to its stores last month.Iconic jeweler Tiffany said uncertainty surrounding the stock market and Britain’s departure from the European Union also hurt its sales, along with protests in France that forced it to close a store during some weekends.Tiffany became the latest luxury brand to run into trouble. Several companies have said in recent months that shoppers from China have also cut back on spending as the Chinese economy weakened, and the strong dollar has made it more expensive to buy Tiffany jewelry outside of its stores in China.Hard times for department stores and luxury companies don’t mean the entire holiday shopping season was a total disaster. Experts believe shoppers spent more money online than any other year. That’s bad for mall-based retailers, and the trend toward shelling out for “experiences” like spas and restaurant meals might be making things worse.Investors are also being deprived of data they might appreciate at a time like this. The Commerce Department isn’t issuing its monthly report on retail sales or a great deal of other economic data as a result of the partial shutdown of the federal government.As of Wednesday, the shutdown has lasted more than a month, and federal employees have either been furloughed or are working without paychecks, and some government contracts or services have been disrupted. While federal employees will eventually be paid back, experts say consumer spending and economic growth might still be hindered in a significant way.Marley Jay, The Associated Press read more

Laptop likely holds key to missing 180 million in cryptocurrency experts

HALIFAX — Experts in the cryptocurrency industry say there’s a slim chance technicians will be able to recover the $180 million in digital assets believed to be in the laptop of the late founder of the insolvent QuadrigaCX exchange platform.Alfred Lehar, a finance professor at the University of Calgary, says access to Gerald Cotten’s computer is probably protected by some form of digital security — but Lehar says those barriers could be overcome with the right tools.However, Lehar says the big question is whether Cotten’s laptop contains the private digital keys needed to unlock the highly secure offline locations where the cryptocurrency is being stored — known as cold wallets.Cotten, a Nova Scotia resident and CEO of QuadrigaCX, was travelling in India on Dec. 9 when he died suddenly.His widow, Jennifer Robertson, has said Cotten was the only person with access to the laptop and the private keys.Manie Eagar, CEO of Vancouver-based DigitalFutures, says if the private keys aren’t in the laptop, it will be impossible to recover the funds because the encryption used is beyond what can be hacked with existing computers.The Canadian Press read more

Eight fishermen arrested for poaching in Lankan waters

The Sri Lanka Navy assisted the Sri Lanka Coast Guard to arrest eight Indian fishermen along with two Indian fishing boats poaching in Sri Lankan waters North West of Kovilan Point in Kareinagar, the Navy media unit said today.The Nay said that the fishermen along with the fishing boats were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Kankasanthurai. (Colombo Gazette)

Bank of America earnings fall 11 per cent missing analysts estimates

by Ken Sweet, The Associated Press Posted Jan 15, 2015 5:59 am MDT Bank of America earnings fall 11 per cent, missing analysts’ estimates People walk past a branch of Bank of America, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 in New York. Bank of America reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Bank of America reported an 11 per cent drop in fourth-quarter earnings Thursday, caused partly by the slowdown in trading revenue that has hit Wall Street.Its shares fell more than 3 per cent in morning trading.The bank earned $3.05 billion, or 25 cents a share, for the three-month period ending in December, compared with a profit of $3.44 billion, or 29 cents a share, a year earlier.It had three one-time items that lowered its quarterly earnings by 7 cents a share. Those items were tied to the valuation of the bank’s debt and other underlying securities. Rival banks have also readjusted the value of similar items to deal with new accounting rules following the financial crisis.Total revenue at Bank of America fell 12.6 per cent to $18.96 billion.The results fell short of estimates, with analysts surveyed by FactSet expecting earnings of 31 cents a share on revenue of $21.08 billion.Like JPMorgan Chase, who reported its results Wednesday, Bank of America reported a drop in quarterly fixed-income trading revenue to $1.5 billion from $19 billion a year earlier. The decline was tied to a slowdown in client trading activity, the bank said.For the full year, Bank of America earned $3.79 billion, a drop from $10.08 billion in 2013. Most of that drop in profit came from legal expenses of $16.4 billion, primarily a result of BofA settling lawsuits and investigations into its role in the housing bubble and financial crisis.Shares of Bank of America Corp. fell 59 cents, or 3.7 per cent, to $15.46 in morning trading. The bank’s shares are down more than 9 per cent over the past year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Mens Hockey No 15 Ohio State to face rival No 17 Michigan

Ohio State’s junior-forward Mason Jobst (26) steals the puck away from Notre Dame’s sophomore forward Mike O’Leary (19) during a Big Ten conference matchup at the Schottenstein Center on November 3, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. OSU lost 1-4. Credit: Alex Hulvalchick | For the LanternThe No. 15 Ohio State men’s hockey team (6-3-3, 1-3-0-0 in Big Ten) will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, after an off week to face off against No. 17 Michigan (6-4-2, 2-2-2-1 in Big Ten) in a battle between one of the nation’s best offenses and the Buckeyes’ shutdown defense.The Wolverines are tied for third in the nation in scoring offense at 3.83 goals per game, which includes putting in 11 goals in a series against then-No. 4 Minnesota. That series ended in an 5-4 overtime win and a 6-6 shootout loss for Michigan. Minnesota ranks in the top 10 in scoring defense, allowing only 2.29 goals per game.The Buckeyes match the impressive offensive numbers with a scoring defense that is also tied for third in the country, allowing only two goals per game. Head coach Steve Rohlik said  the success is more about his own team performing well than preparing specifically for the opponent.“It’s about our detail, it’s five-man defense five-man offense and that’s what we’ve been stressing all year,” Rohlik said. “It’s about how we play and what we do, we know how good they are, we know what they can do, and again it’s about us going out there and executing our game plan.”Senior forward Tony Calderone is Michigan’s most powerful scorer this season, netting 10 goals on just 44 shots, good for fifth in the NCAA. Michigan’s key playmaker all year has been sophomore forward Cooper Marody, who is fourth in the nation with 20 points, and tied for second with 16 assists.“They can beat you with a lot of different guys and certainly guys like [Calderone] have been putting points up on the board, again I think it’s just about our team defense, it’s not about one guy, it’s about our five guys on the ice,” Rohlik said.Michigan changed head coaches for the first time in 33 years this offseason with the retirement of former NHL player Red Berenson. Berenson led the Wolverines to 11 NCAA Final Fours and two national championships. He was replaced by Mel Pearson, who was Berenson’s assistant coach from 1987-2011.“As a young coach being able to stand there and look down at a legendary Hall-of-Famer in Red, it’s almost like every game you walk away going ‘that’s unbelievable,’” Rohlik said. “Certainly Red’s missed … but Mel’s doing a heck of a job up there.”The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry transcends every sport, and hockey is no exception. Most games within this matchup are filled with big hits and trash talking. In a game last season, the bad blood escalated into a massive fight after an 8-6 Michigan victory last season.Michigan has won 11 of the 18 matchups against Ohio State in the past five seasons, but the Buckeyes have won five of the past eight meetings against their rivals.“We don’t like those guys and we know that they don’t like us,” junior forward Dakota Joshua said. “I think it’s really cut throat and we really take those games to another level.”Joshua is one of five Ohio State players born in Michigan, and he said there is an added intensity to perform in his home state.“Switching over sides, coming down to Ohio State was a big deal, and going back to Michigan there’s always some extra pride, extra chip on your shoulder that you want to stick it to them and prove them wrong.”This weekend series is the first of two the teams will share this season. With both teams teetering on the edge of the USCHO rankings week after week, these games may mean more than ever when when determining which teams make the NCAA tournament at the end of the year.Puck drop is set at 6:30 p.m. Friday and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Friday game will be shown live on Big Ten Network. read more

Britain cannot keep up with Russian military advances head of Army to

first_imgHe will tell the Royal United Service Institute: “The time to address these threats is now – we cannot afford to sit back.” Britain is struggling to keep up with Russian military advances, the head of the Army will say on Monday as he makes the case for more funding. Gen Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the General Staff, will say Vladimir Putin’s aggressive modernisation of Russian forces means the Kremlin already has battlefield abilities that the UK would find difficult to match, and that we risk falling further behind.center_img Gavin Williamson, the Defence Secretary, is currently involved in an ongoing Cabinet fight with the Treasury to avoid cuts to the Armed Forces. But the intervention from Sir Nick…last_img read more

US sending 1600 immigration detainees to federal prisons

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO,  (Reuters) – U.S. authorities are transferring into federal prisons about 1,600 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees, officials told Reuters yesterday, in the first large-scale use of federal prisons to hold detainees amid a Trump administration crackdown on people entering the country illegally.An ICE spokeswoman told Reuters five federal prisons will temporarily take in detainees awaiting civil immigration court hearings, including potential asylum seekers, with one prison in Victorville, California, preparing to house 1,000 people.President Donald Trump has made his hard-line stance on immigration an integral part of his presidency and has promised to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border to stem the flow of migrants. He has also promised to keep immigrants targeted for deportation locked up “pending the outcome of their removal proceedings.”Under former President Barack Obama, many immigrants without serious criminal records were allowed to await their court dates while living in the United States. Others were housed in immigration detention facilities or local jails. ICE has used federal prisons in the past but not on this scale, sources said.The new policy drew criticism from immigration advocates and former officials.Kevin Landy, a former ICE assistant director responsible for the Office of Detention Policy and Planning under the Obama administration, said the move to house so many detainees at once in federal prisons was “highly unusual” and raises oversight concerns.“A large percent of ICE detainees have no criminal record and are more vulnerable in a prison setting – security staff and administrators at BOP facilities have spent their careers dealing with hardened criminals serving long sentences for serious felonies, and the procedures and staff training reflect that,” he said. “This sudden mass transfer could result in some serious problems.”Officials of a prison employees’ union said the influx of ICE detainees, who were arrested at the border or elsewhere in the United States by immigration officials, raises questions about prison staffing and safety.Union leaders at prisons in California, Texas and Washington state who spoke to Reuters said they had little time to prepare for the large intake of detainees.At Victorville, the prison getting the largest number of people, workers are moving about 500 inmates in a medium-security facility to make space, said John Kostelnik, local president for the American Federation of Government Employees Council of Prison Locals union.“There is so much movement going on,” said Kostelnik. “Everyone is running around like a chicken without their head.”In addition to Victorville, other prisons that have received or will receive detainees include ones in Washington state, Oregon, Arizona and Texas.ICE spokeswoman Dani Bennett said ICE is “working to meet the demand for additional immigration detention space” due to a surge in illegal border crossings and a U.S. Department of Justice zero-tolerance policy.“To meet this need, ICE is collaborating with the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), private detention facility operators and local government agencies,” she said in a statement to Reuters.In April 2018, nearly 51,000 people were apprehended at or near the southern border, up from about 16,000 in the same month a year earlier.A new agreement between ICE and the Justice Department makes about 1,600 prison beds available and is expected to last 120 days, giving ICE time to secure more space for detainees. It comes amid a crackdown by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on both illegal border crossings and people seeking asylum.Recently, Sessions said the Justice Department planned to prosecute every person who crosses the border illegally and to separate migrant children from their parents. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHundreds of immigrants arrested in ‘routine’ U.S. enforcement surgeFebruary 11, 2017In “World”Trump says immigrants ‘unhappy’ with detention centres should stay homeJuly 4, 2019In “latest news”Separate mothers and children: How a Trump threat deterred illegal migrantsApril 13, 2017In “World” Trump in the spring signed a memorandum ending “catch and release,” in which illegal immigrants were released from detention while awaiting court hearings.According to ICE data, the average daily population of detainees in its facilities as of May 26 was 41,134, up from the 2017 daily average of 38,106.Immigration advocates immediately decried the news of sending detainees to federal penitentiaries.“Our federal prisons are set up to detain the worst of the worst. They should not be used for immigration purposes,” said Ali Noorani, the executive director of the National Immigration Forum.“Federal prisons are for hardened criminals. They are not physically set up for immigrant landscapers looking for a job or fleeing violence,” Noorani said. read more

Tone Tiselj to coach Slovenias female team

After Robert Begus, Primoz Pori and Ivica Rimanic, the Slovenian national female team got a new coach. Fourth in four years. And it’s again a familiar face, it’s Tone Tiselj.He was already before coaching the Men’s team (2004) and Women’s (2000-2002), and can be rightfully considered maybe Slovenia’s best coach, after having brought the silver to Slovenia with the men’s team. Now he will try to bring a medal to Slovenia, after many years of failed chances. And he has time, the contract is valid until 3rd of December 2014.photo: siol.net ← Previous Story EURO 2012 Qual.(Round 3): Swedish “back to reality” – Denmark, Poland and Germany lost! Next Story → France to host World Cup 2017 for men? read more

Careful out there the weathers still rotten and road conditions arent great

first_img LIMERICK:M7 Dublin/Limerick Rd reopened s’bound between J27 Birdhill and J28 Castletroy following serious collision. https://t.co/qvBPcgxUj8— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) March 2, 2017 Image: Shutterstock/wacharaklin http://jrnl.ie/3266431 Source: AA Roadwatch/Twitter By Daragh Brophy 7 Comments A WIND WARNING remains in place across the middle of the country this morning – and there are reports of trees down and other problems on the roads, after a night of high winds and rain.The M7 Dublin-Limerick Rd has just reopened southbound between Junction 27 for Birdhill and Junction 28 for Castletroy following a serious collision, AA Roadwatch reports.In Dublin, the Back Road in Malahide – a busy route on weekday mornings – is closed between Malahide Road Junction and the Castle due to a fallen tree. Closer to the city centre, according to the AA, traffic lights are out of action at the junction of D’Olier St and Fleet St and nearby on Pearse St and Townsend St at the Garda Station. Image: Shutterstock/wacharaklin Short URLcenter_img Thursday 2 Mar 2017, 7:23 AM Careful out there – the weather’s still rotten, and road conditions aren’t great There’s a wind warning in place – and more heavy showers on the way later. 17,046 Views Mar 2nd 2017, 7:23 AM The ‘yellow alert’ wind warning covers the counties of Dublin, Carlow, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Wicklow, Offaly, Mayo and Roscommon.It lasts until 9am, and according to Met Éireann: Westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 55 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km.The winds may ease later – but conditions won’t be improving very much, forecasters say.Heavy, persistent rain will affect parts of the west and southwest this afternoon and evening, according to Met Éireann, with scattered showers of rain, sleet and snow elsewhere.Further heavy showers – some of sleet and snow – are expected tonight, and tomorrow will be a cloudy day with heavy rain. It will be a cold day tomorrow too – with temperatures of just one to five degrees.This is the outlook for the weekend, according to this morning’s forecast:Continuing cold and unsettled with further heavy downpours. Snow likely also in places with some heavy falls possible over higher elevations. Some sunny spells breaking through but overall a good deal of cloud. Daytime temperatures ranging 4 to 9 degrees.Read: Opinion poll puts Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil neck and neck >Read: Trump’s attorney general had contact with Russia during campaign > Share29 Tweet Email3 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Steven Moffat On A Future After Doctor Who

first_img HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster With just 13 episodes standing between him and freedom, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat waxes lyrical about his 13 years working on the sci-fi phenomenon.In a recent interview with World Screen, the Scottish writer and producer talked hard work, companions (fictional and physical), advice, and the future.BBC“I’d like to go and find a new thing to fail at”A lifelong fan of the show, Moffat’s first solo Who work, a short story called “Continuity Errors,” was published in 1996. Three years later, he scripted the parody Doctor Who and the Curse of the Fatal Death for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day charity telethon.In 2004, he was tapped to write for the revival of the classic program, penning award-winning scripts “The Empty Child,” “The Doctor Dances,” “The Girl in the Fireplace,” and “Blink.” Doctor Who changed hands after its fourth season, when Moffat took over from Russell T Davies as head writer and executive producer.“I’m astonished at how long I’ve been doing it,” he told World Screen, admitting that working on Who is the “longest I’ve ever done anything.”“I sort of miss my own job of making up television shows and doing the new things, which is the real job of a writer,” Moffat continued. “You’re never more a writer than when you write something new; you try something different. I miss all that. I miss being, as it were, a proper writer. I’d like to go and find a new thing to fail at.”BBC“There is no process of leaving”In January 2016, Moffat announced his retirement from the long-running BBC series; last month, he confirmed plans to also give up his writing gig, allowing incoming chief Chris Chibnall to “put his own stamp on the show.”But his tenure with the TARDIS is not over yet, and Moffat is “still absolutely in the storm of Doctor Who.”In the throes of writing his last season finale and last Christmas special (in which Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi will regenerate into a new iteration of the Time Lord), Moffat described the process as “still full on.”“There is no process of leaving,” he said. “One day you’re doing the job fully and completely, the next day you’re not. It will be as simple as that.”BBC“It does feel like a brand new beginning”The BBC on Monday released a 60-second trailer for series 10, which introduces new companion Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie)—a chance for the show, and audiences, to start fresh.“When a new person comes on board the TARDIS, a new person has to learn the rules of time travel and the TARDIS, has to worry about who the Doctor is and slowly decode what he’s up to and whether he’s a hero or a villain,” Moffat mused. “It does feel like a brand new beginning.”As promised, the first episode of the new season is “specifically designed” to act as a refresher for fans and an introduction for newbies, like showrunner-in-waiting Chris Chibnall.BBC“It is a monstrous workload”The Broadchurch creator is set to take over season 11 (slated for 2018). But he doesn’t need instruction on how to run Doctor Who, according to Moffat, who offered suggestions on “how to have a life while you’re running Doctor Who.“He’s a family man, like myself,” the current boss said. “You’ve got to make sure that you survive it. … It’s really about, you’ve got to see your kids now and then. You’ve got to go home now and then. You’ve got to keep living. It is a monstrous workload, Doctor Who, monstrous.”Moffat knows a thing or two about monstrous projects, having created and helmed the BBC’s other behemoth, Sherlock, since 2010. But unlike Chibnall, who promised himself some TLC between work, Moffat is already eyeing the next enterprise.“I’ve got some things I fancy doing,” he teased, hinting at productions that are “quite different” and less “showbizzy.”Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Education Ministry To Spend 775 Million To Purchase Textbooks

first_img Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Recommended for you Related Items:Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, jamaica, Minister of Education, textbooks Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, July 22 (JIS): It will cost the Ministry of Education some $775 million to procure textbooks for the upcoming school year beginning in September.Minister of Education, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, made the disclosure while addressing the House of Representatives on July 21.He pointed out that the textbooks reflect the content of the Revised Primary Curriculum and the syllabi for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), National Vocational Qualification of Jamaica (NVQJ), Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) and the City and Guilds.“With the exception of texts for Literatures in English, the texts provided at both levels for content disciplines are sufficiently adequate to support and reinforce the learning experiences of the students,” Rev. Thwaites said.He added that the Ministry continues to monitor closely the use of other texts to augment its provisions, in light of the exorbitant amount that parents are expected to invest in textbooks, some of which are often not used.The Minister also informed that the Ministry has issued guidelines for the purchase of textbooks for primary and secondary school students for the 2015/16 Academic Year.Rev. Thwaites noted that for grades one to three, no more than two supplementary books are needed; and for grades four to six, only one workbook each is needed for science, social studies, language arts and mathematics.He added that for grades seven to nine, no more than two supplementary texts are needed and, on average, three Literature books, approximately one per term.Rev. Thwaites also stressed that books that are required for purchase outside of these guidelines must be based on children’s unique learning needs.“In addition, parents may also be required to purchase dictionaries, atlases and technical equipment,” he said.last_img read more

Week In Review 325329

first_imgWednesday 3/27Audio PlayerWednesday-0327.mp3VmWednesday-0327.mp300:00RPdSeward Highway Water Spout Closed Due To Safety Concerns, Charges Filed Against 18 Members Of White Supremacist Gang In Alaska, Homer Police Charge Driver In Hit-And-Run At Bishop’s Beach Area Friday 3/29Audio PlayerFriday-0329.mp3VmFriday-0329.mp300:00RPdBorough Mayor Asks Residents To ‘Stand Down’ And Wait For Final Budget, Outdoor Basketball Court Coming Soon To Soldotna Creek Park Monday 3/25Audio PlayerMonday-0325.mp3VmMonday-0325.mp300:00RPdHouse Finance Committee Listens To Hours Of Public Testimony, Kenai, Soldotna Proclaims April Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Extension of FEMA Earthquake Assistance Approved Tuesday 3/26Audio PlayerTuesday-0326.mp3VmTuesday-0326.mp300:00RPdGovernor Dunleavy Begins Budget Roadshow In Kenai, House Proposal Would Keep Wildwood Open, Inmates In Statecenter_img Thursday 3/28Audio PlayerThursday-0328.mp3VmThursday-0328.mp300:00RPdAlaska Airlines, Ravn Air Group Announce Codeshare Agreement, Soldotna Adopts State Budget Resolution, DF&G Looks At Reducing Upper Cook Inlet Salmon Goals Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week.last_img read more

Get mesmerised by Raasrang

first_imgRaasrang Holi Utsav- the festival continues to enchant its eager audience by bringing to Delhi, Holi from different parts of India. This year the Raasrang Holi Utsav will bring together the Govt of Assam, Rajasthan and Bihar and celebrate the spirit of spring also popularly known as Basant and for the first time an international team from Bangladesh is also participating.In the previous six editions the festival was celebrated by prestigious ensembles showcasing Braj Ki Holi, Marwar ki Holi, Uttrakhand Ki Khadhi and Bhaithi Holi, Vrindavan ki Phoolan Ki Holi, Banares Ki Holi, Manipur Ki Yaoshang Holi among others. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The festival is in its seventh year now and will be marked by Rajasthan ki Holi which will celebrate the energy and colour of Braj ki lathmaar, phoolon ki Holi , Mayur dance and Raas-lila with an earthy desert flavor. Next in line is Barpeta ki Holi which features Devotional Holi geets expressing ecstatic devotion and the colourful beauty of nature accompanied by Dhulki (type of Drum) and taal (a cymbal).Bhojpuri Jhoomar combines melodious song and energetic dance to herald the festive season of Spring from Bihar and Basant Songs by Bangladeshi team- Nazrul geet, contemporary music and baul songs will be a part of this year celebrations. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixDETAILWhere: Dilli Haat, opposite INA, Sri Aurobindo MargWhen: 22 March – 24 MarchTiming: 5 pm onwardsTUCK IN AND CELEBRATE! Colour on your platter- On offer are some of the platters decked up in colours and named under the spirit of Holi. Food menu ranges for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians with platters like Desi Rangeen and Videshi Rangeen served along with a thandai.DETAILAt: Hinglish: The Colonial Cafe, Ground Floor, Pacific Mall, Subhash Nagar When: 22 March – 27 MarchTimings: 12 pm – 12 amPrice: Rs 750 (veg) and Rs 900 (non-veg)Naturally colourful- On offer would be a platter of colourful mini Idlis that are inspired by the colours of Holi such as orange (gunpowder), yellow (turmeric), green (coriander) and red (fiery guntur chilies). The colorful Idlis will be served with sambhar and chutney. All the ingredients add to the extra taste and will fit the wallet well.DETAILAt: All Vaango outletsWhen: 20 March- 27 MarchTimings: 11 am- 11 pmPrice: Rs 99 onwardsPARTY OUT LOUD AT RANG HOLI UTSAVRang 2013- Catch the best of electronic music experience this Holi and groove to both International and national tunes by multiple artists. To further enhance the experience, the festival offers extensive fun activities and attractions such as a rain dance, imaginative drinking games, mind blowing visuals and lots of color.From the International circuit artists like Dub FX, Ace Ventura, Liquid Soul and EMOK will play along with desi names like Reggae Rajahs, Audiogramme, S.O.N.R., Murti, V Society, Bass Pilots, Smash Nasty, Hamza, Arjun Gandhi who will mesmerise all with their music.DETAILWhere: Hotel Lilywhite, Chattapur When: 27 MarchTiming: 12pm -7 pm Price : Rs 2500 (all cover)last_img read more

Success at the Tourism Accommodation Australia Awards

first_imgCategory: Hotel Industry Rising StarAward: Highly CommendedRecipient: Benjamin Hislop – Holiday Inn Sydney Airport More than 600 political, business and industry leaders gathered for the Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) gala awards last night, honouring the best in the hotel and hospitality trade.The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) were victors of five categories at the award ceremony, also boasting another seven highly commended recognitions.The TAA awards began in 2012 and were designed to increase public awareness of the hotel industry, and highlight the industry leaders who provide exceptional service across all aspects of the market.Some noteworthy awards that the IHG won include the Superior Accommodation of the Year and the Mid-range Accommodation of the Year awards.Accor hotels also came out on top, picking up six awards at the event.Mercure Sydney won the Redeveloped Accommodation Hotel of the Year, after recently unveiling a successful multi-million dollar refurbishment.Meanwhile, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth director of revenue, Jeremy Samuels, took home the title of Revenue / Yield Manager of the Year and Novotel Sydney Central scooped up two Employee of the Year awards. Category: Mid-Range Accommodation Hotel of the YearAward: Highly CommendedRecipient: Holiday Inn Sydney AirportSource = ETB News: Lana Bogunovich Other highly commended accolades include:Category: Meeting & Events Employee of the YearAward: Highly CommendedRecipient: Fiona Larsen – Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley Category: Finance Officer of the YearAward: Highly CommendedRecipient: Grant Smith – Holiday Inn Sydney Airportlast_img read more

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