DOUBLE DOMINATION IN POLAND Kielce and Plock with new points

11Piotrkowianin Piotrków Trybunalski4013110:1341 9KPR Legionowo310280:902 Easy passage had Polish champions in the fourth round of PGNiG Superliga – Vive Targi Kielce demolished Zagłębie Lubin, winning in front of a home crowd 41:26 (21:13). The match wasn’t very spectacular, because for the most part the team from Lubin was unable to equal fight. Despite a pretty good start for guests, Vive had incrased advantage with every passing moment, taking away wish to continue a game from the opponents. Especially Mateusz Jachlewski, who hasn’t played in the last Kielce’s battle in Champions League, take its toll on Zagłębie’s players and scored eleven goals. Guests didn’t help even a good attitude of their goalkeeper, Marek Kubiszewski and they suffered a second defeat of this season. Kielce can now start thinking only about the impending duel in the Champions League against FC Porto and have hope that all the players will be ready for this match.Most goals: for Vive – Jachlewski 11, Chrapkowski 8; for Zagłębie – Szymyślik 6, Paluch 5Orlen Wisla Plock beat “black sheep” – Piotrkowianin 35:28. 2Orlen Wisła Płock4400132:1028 3Gaz-System Pogoń Szczecin3300112:806 Piotrkowianin – Orlen Wisła Płock 28:35 (16:20)Piotrkowianin: Ner, Wnuk, Procho – Głowacki, Mróz 1, Daćko 4, Tórz 4, Woynowski, Trojanowski 4, Różański 2, Swat 2, Iskra, Pilitowski 4, Pożarek 1, Pacześny 4/3, Wasilewski 2.Orlen Wisła: Sego, Wichary, Morawski – Kwiatkowski, Nenadić 6/2, Kavaś, Ghionea 5/3, Jurkiewicz 7, Toromanović 7, Lijewski 2, Paczkowski 2, Eklemović 2, Milas 4 ← Previous Story FROM LEON TO EISENACH: Faruk Vrazalic to DKB Bundesliga! Next Story → The Brazilian National League 2013 started 12Gwardia Opole300380:980 10SPR Chrobry Głogów310285:982 8MMTS Kwidzyn310287:972 4KS Azoty Puławy320181:884 6SPR Stal Mielec310288:872 7Górnik Zabrze310279:862 1Vive Targi Kielce4400142:948 TEXT: IDA BARAN, Z.B handballhandball matchKielcePlockPoland handballPolish Handball 5Zagłębie Lubin4112109:1313 read more

Feel its too late to do anything about the Poolbeg incinerator Not

first_img Short URL Laura Fano Morrissey The new Covanta plant seen here to the right of the iconic Poolbeg towers. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieGrave concernAll this explains my total dismay when I found out, accidentally, that an incinerator had been built in the centre of Dublin. I felt even more dismayed when I realised how little awareness exists in Ireland around the dangers of incinerators. I found out there had been some protests before the plant was built but now that it is set to be fully operational by August and will start burning some waste next month, the prevailing attitude has become one of resignation, a feeling that nothing can be done.This is far from true. There are a series of issues surrounding the Poolbeg incinerator that should be a grave cause for concern for both residents and the wider population.Firstly, the issue of emissions controls. At the moment, Covanta, the company that runs the incinerator, has agreed to publish the following data on its own website: Furnace Temperature, Total Dust, Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Hydrogen Chloride (HCL), Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Oxide (NO2), Carbon Monoxide. However, no continuous publications on dioxin and furan level, the most dangerous particles, will be provided.Independent monitoring neededSecondly, there needs to be an independent body in charge of the monitoring, a body that has yet to be appointed. Strangely enough, the EPA licence allows the company itself to appoint independent bodies in charge of monitoring emissions and verifying their engineering in the plant. How independent can these bodies be if they are appointed by the potential polluter? The local Social Democrats have asked for an independent monitoring site to be opened at Poolbeg with an emphasis on the monitoring of furans and dioxins, but so far they have not received any concrete assurance from the EPA.The third issue is Covanta’s track record. Last year, the company had to shut down one of two of its stacks at its plant in Durham Yorke, Canada, as the dioxins released in the air had surpassed the limits by 13 times the legal limit. The company defended itself by saying that the Canadian laws in terms of emissions are too stringent. The ones set by Dublin City Council on the other hand are almost certainly too loose, which means that if pressure does not mount, the company could easily release the same amount of dioxins in the air with no legal consequences.I would like to believe that this won’t happen, but my own experience suggests that without a movement of citizens that forces the authorities and the company to be transparent and accountable, these measures are very unlikely to happen spontaneously. I am not comfortable with the idea of an incinerator sitting in the middle of a city, in a densely populated area and right across from an area with a cluster of schools.I think there is enough international evidence against these plants, but even for those who remain sceptical, the precautionary principle should be enough. The precautionary principle dictates that, unless proven otherwise, things that can be dangerous for human health are to be avoided. The risk of finding out too late that the substances released in the air are highly toxic is too big a risk to take.Laura Fano is a social anthropologist and translator based in Dublin. She has been a long-time activist on issues ranging from global inequality, environmental justice, feminism and education. By Laura Fano Morrissey 703 Views Feel it’s too late to do anything about the Poolbeg incinerator? Not so Fear of an incinerator in the city of Dublin is not irrational – and we need to demand better controls and monitoring before it begins to burn. LIFE GOES ON as normal in Sandymount, Dublin, where the sea front bustles with life, people jogging, children running around on the beach when the tide is out.Such a beautiful spectacle of nature, one you would hardly find in any other capital’s city centre.But for me, an Italian who has been an environmental activist for many years and has recently moved to this part of the world, the Poolbeg incinerator is a very ominous presence. In my country incinerators have been around for a couple of decades and a few more are in the pipeline. Almost everywhere, the presence of incinerators has generated widespread protest among the local population. I remember visiting one in Acerra, in the South of Italy, while I was accompanying a delegation of international activists. Local protestors were escorting us, recounting the experience of their fight against what they considered a serious danger to their health.Theirs was not an irrational fear, nor an example of the NIMBY syndrome. There are national and international studies that link the presence of incinerators to an increase in a series of pathologies, ranging from respiratory diseases to tumours. A study conducted in Tuscany confirmed the epidemiological evidence on health effects and the increased risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.Similar studies also confirmed increased risks of miscarriage and preterm births among local populations exposed to incinerators in different sites in Italy. According to Patrizia Gentilini, an oncologist with the organization ISDE-Medici per l’Ambiente (Doctors for the Environment) the link between incinerators and tumours cannot be denied, especially for those tumours primarily affecting women and children.That is why, sadly, many of the protest groups fighting these plants are called “Moms against the incinerators”.Cocktail of toxic elementsDespite this incontrovertible data, incinerators are presented by governments and local authorities, desperate to find a solution to a growing waste disposal problem, as the green alternative for a bright future.The reality however is that they release into the air a cocktail of toxic elements such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, nickel, chromium, and even more worryingly dioxins and furans, whose effects on human health can be transmitted to future generations. Dioxins in particular get into the soil and water, entering the food chain, and take decades to be eliminated from the environment. It is estimated that they remain in the soil for 100 years and in the human body for seven years.The problem of incinerators and the conflicts they have generated is in no way confined to Italy. The case of Detroit, the largest solid waste incinerator in the United States, is one of the most iconic environmental and social justice fights in the country. In France, the Association for Research and Treatments Against Cancer (ARTAC) has also linked incinerators to cancer and its President Dominique Belpomme even went as far as describing environmental pollution, including chemical air pollution, as a crime against humanity. Saturday 11 Mar 2017, 9:30 PM Mar 11th 2017, 9:30 PM Share Tweet Email2 45 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

2016 National Honor and Awards Ceremony

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 7, 2016 – Today the TCI Government sent out an invitation to all media houses to come be a part of and capture the 2016 National Honor and Awards Ceremony, which will be held on October 10th on the Parade Grounds, Grand Turk, at 10:00 a.m.   Here is a list of the awards and the nominees:THE ORDER OF TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS – For service with distinction in any field of disciplineBasden, Marjorie, Mrs.Pratt, Sybil Ianthe, Mrs.THE PATRIOTIC AWARDCAYOS MEDAL – For demonstration of a keen sense of national consciousness and for rendering exceptional sacrificial service to the islands and the peopleBrooks-Clare, Elaine, Mrs.Coalbrooke, Juanita S., Mrs.Robinson Austin Mr. OBEScott-Williams, Delphine I., Mrs.THE LONG SERVICE MEDAL – For outstanding and exemplary public service to the islands and its people for a minimum period of twenty yearsAriza, Aswaldo M, Mr.Burton, Beatrice Ms.Durham, Kathleen, Mrs.Forbes, Elaine, Mrs.Gardiner, Enos, Mr.Gardiner Walter Snr., Mr.Houseman, Valeria, Mrs.Johnson, Lamuel, Mr.Jolly, Lillian, Mrs.Lightbourne, Claudius, Inspector.Mills, Debby-Lee, Ms.Mills, Madeline Ms.Misick, Charles W, The Hon.Outten, Carolyn Jean Mrs.Robinson, Aldora Mrs.Saunders, Norman W. HonSimmons, Sarah, Mrs.Skippings, Oswald O. Hon.Smith, Claudia Mrs.Swann, Susan Mrs.Taylor, Hugh Derek Hon.Taylor, Olga Mrs.Williams, Valeria Beatrice Ms.Wilson, Almaida V. Mrs.Wynns, Kathleen Mahalia Ms.THE MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL – For sacrificial and meritorious service in a field of service that is inherently challenging or for a brave or humane act in the islands or abroadForbes, Mary, Mrs.Malcolm, Hugh Dr.Williams-Gibbs, Ethlyn, Mrs.Williams, Norean Mrs.NATIONAL YOUNG ACHIEVER’S MEDAL – For Turks and Caicos Islanders between the ages of twelve and twenty-five years who has performed exceptionally well on a national, regional or international level in the areas of culture, academics, performing arts and sports among othersClare, William Jude Duval, Mr.Forbes, Sanadia A.,Hillaire Darron Jr. Mr.Simmons, Dekkel, Mr.Simmons, Angel, Ms.Williams, Natalia Ms.Williams, Shanice Ms. Related Items:2016 honor and awards ceremony tcilast_img read more

Triveni School organises Best Out of Waste programme in Khammam

first_imgKhammam: Triveni School students participated in ‘Best Out of Waste’ programme held on school premises on Thursday. During the programme, school Principal Rajendra Prasad explained the students to how to make something useful from the waste material.Directors of the school Dr Gollpudi Verendra Chowdary and Y Venkateswara Rao presented participation certificates to the students during the programme. Academic In-charge Mustafa, Kids In-charge Sri Devi, Campus In-charge Charles, Transport In-charge Sandeep, teachers and students attended the programme.last_img read more

CU teacher Maidul suspended

first_imgChittagong University (CU) authorities on Tuesday suspended assistant professor of Sociology department Maidul Islam, who was sent to jail in a case filed over making ‘derogatory remarks’ on prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook, reports UNB.CU vice-chancellor Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury said they took action against Maidul as per the university rules.Earlier on Monday, Maidul Islam was sent to jail after he surrendered before the court on expiry of his eight-week anticipatory bail granted by the High Court.On 24 July, former leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League and CU student Md Iftekhar Uddin Ayaz filed the case with Hathazari police station under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.On 15 July, the Sociology teacher had to leave the campus along with his family following continuous threat reportedly from BCL activists over his Facebook post in support of the quota reform movement and demeaning the prime minister.The BCL men also declared Maidul Islam and another CU teacher persona non-grata on the campus.last_img read more

Rice Program To Teach Executives How To Lead Effectively

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaBrent Smith, PhD, teaches executives in Rice University’s new Leadership Accelerator. 00:00 /04:01 X center_img Listen Share Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business has launched a leadership accelerator, a four-day program that teaches executives to become better leaders.“The value of leadership education is to prepare people for a set of responsibilities that they’re generally not prepared for, honestly,” said the course’s instructor, management professor and senior associate dean of executive education at Rice Business Brent Smith.The program includes four “building blocks”: leading oneself, leading others, leading the team and leading the enterprise.Smith said people are often looking for a simple recipe to improve their leadership skills. But it’s not that simple.“I can’t define leadership,” he said. “It’s not something that I’ve ever attempted to do in my two decades being a professor. Because as soon as I define leadership at a general enough level to apply to a large population of leaders, it’s so general that it’s meaningless.”Instead, Smith tells his executive students to understand the context of what they are leading.“The people that you lead and what are their expectations,” he said. “The outcomes that you’re expected to accomplish and how those might be different from the outcomes that you were expected to accomplish six months ago; strategy and how it might have changed in your organization; culture and what you’re trying to reinforce.”Smith said studies consistently show bad leaders are unable to understand emotions, whether in themselves or others. They are insensitive or intimidating in their management style, don’t adapt to different people or the circumstance they are in, and don’t take responsibility for their team’s performance.The first Leadership Accelerator course is fully booked and starts on Monday, June 17. The next one will be offered in The Woodlands Oct. 7 through 10.The one after that takes place at Rice Nov. 4 through 7.Click on the audio above to listen to the interview with Smith.last_img read more

The Baltimore Metro Chapter of the Bennett College Alumnae Association Annual White

first_imgThe Baltimore Metro Chapter of the Bennett College Alumnae Association will hold its Annual White Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on April 1 at the Hilton Doubletree in Pikesville, Md.  This year’s theme for the White Breakfast is “Bennett College- 90 Years of Educating Women and Fostering a Nation.”  This year the Chapter will honor U.S. Representative Dr. Alma Adams of North Carolina District.   For more information about the White Breakfast email

Shadow of Mordor app listens while you play displays realtime useful info

first_imgIf you’re looking forward to the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor game, Wikia and Warner Bros. have teamed up to release a must have companion app for all things related to the franchise.Middle-earth experts the world over have poured their collective knowledge into online repositories like Wikia for years now. These pages serve as living, growing, evolving memorials to the creator of this world. But they also act as the most comprehensive quick reference you could possibly ask for when trying to navigate all of the new stories created by the movies and games that have cropped up in recent years.Shadow of Mordor is one such game, and the creators have decided to take this opportunity to make sure fans of the world know exactly what is going on with Palantir, an iOS app built with the help of Wikia.The Official Shadow of Mordor Palantir app will serve as a digital compendium for all things Middle-earth, but also use the microphone on your iOS device to sync up with game trailers and eventually in-game experiences to deliver additional information about the world you are traveling through. This includes documentation on the places in Middle-earth you are traveling through, but also exclusive game content and walkthrough information stored on the Shadow of Mordor Wikia.Because it is powered by such a massive crowd-sourced database, the app will only grow more useful over time and be an invaluable resource once the game is released.You can grab the app for free today as long as you have an iOS device, and test out the sync mode on the Shadow of Mordor game trailers. There’s no mention of Android availability just yet, but we’ve still got a bit until the game finally hits shelves so here’s hoping.last_img read more

Tests find Rossis ECat has an energy density at least 10 times

first_img Ragone plot of the energy density and power density of various sources. The plot has been expanded to show conservative estimates of the E-Cat from the March tests, as well as known values of Pu-238. Credit: Prepared for Forbes by Alan Fletcher based on the original figure by Ahmed F. Ghoniem. “Needs, resources and climate change: clean and efficient conversion technologies,” Progress in Energy and Combustion Science 37 (2011), 15-51, fig. 38 Of the seven scientists who authored the paper, two are from Italy (Giuseppe Levi at Bologna University and Evelyn Foschi of Bologna, Italy) and five are from Sweden (Torbjörn Hartman, Bo Höistad, Roland Pettersson and Lars Tegnér at Uppsala University; and Hanno Essén at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm).Essén, who submitted the paper, is an associate professor of theoretical physics at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology and former chairman of the Swedish Skeptics Society.”I have followed the Rossi E-Cats for a couple of years now and participated in two experiments (including the present one) and read, and heard, about several other more or less independent ones,” Essén told “My overall impression is that there must be something there, but scientists must always be cautious until everything has been checked and rechecked.”Essén said that there are plans to submit the paper to a peer-reviewed journal, although they understand that it may be difficult. Even though the subject is controversial, he explained that he thinks the cost of involvement is worth it.”I got involved since, for the first time, an inventor of a new energy source was willing to allow meaningful observation and measurement,” he said. “There is always a risk that career and reputation is damaged, but for me scientific curiosity always has higher priority.” (Left) The ceramic cylinder visibly heats up in an experiment performed in November 2012. In this test, the device got so hot that the internal steel cylinder housing the fuel overheated and melted. The trials in the current study were performed at lower temperatures. (Right) Thermal data of the cylinder taken from a high-res thermal camera. Credit: Levi, et al. Rossi himself was not part of the study. However, the tests were performed on E-Cat prototypes constructed by Rossi and located in Rossi’s facilities in Ferrara, Italy.The paper presents the results of two separate tests on two different prototypes, called E-Cat HT and E-Cat HT2. The first test was carried out by Levi and Foschi in December 2012, while the second was carried out by all seven authors in March 2013. Although the E-Cat HT2 had several improvements over the E-Cat HT, both tests revealed the same important result: more heat was produced by the device than would be expected from any known chemical source of energy. According to the researcher’s conservative measurements and calculations, the E-Cat HT and E-Cat HT2 have energy densities of 680,000 Wh/kg and 61,000,000 Wh/kg, respectively. Even with a “blind” evaluation that probably underestimates the energy production significantly, the researchers still get a value that is an order of magnitude higher than all other conventional energy sources. Considering that gasoline has an energy density of 12,000 Wh/kg, these values are extraordinary and would blow all other energy technologies out of the water. With that being said, exactly what kind of reaction is producing the large amount of heat energy remains unknown. While the reaction was originally touted as cold fusion when Rossi first unveiled the device a few years ago, most analysts now suspect that the mechanism is more likely a low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR) that is not fusion. If the reaction involves the conversion of nickel into copper, as it seems, then it would be considered a transmutation. Somewhat frustratingly, the seven scientists were not allowed to look inside the steel cylinder that houses the fuel, which is a combination of nickel powder, hydrogen gas, and—most mysteriously—a catalyst composed of unknown additives. This catalyst is an industrial trade secret, and the secrecy makes it impossible for independent scientists to understand exactly how the device works.”It is frustrating to observe a mysterious phenomenon but not be allowed to investigate it fully, yes,” Essén said. “I understand, however, that inventors are mainly interested in commercial applications and that this requires the keeping of industrial secrets.”What the scientists could do was to operate the device, measure the heat energy it produced, and compare that to the input energy to calculate the impressive values stated above. They could also assess the prototypes for any potential radioactive emissions, of which they found none.The basic design of the E-Cat (both versions) consists of three cylinders: an outer ceramic cylinder (33 cm long and 10 cm in diameter, or roughly the dimensions of a bowling pin), a smaller ceramic cylinder located within the outer one and containing wire coils, and finally the steel cylinder that contains the fuel. At just 3 mm thick and 33 mm in diameter, the steel cylinder is not much bigger than a quarter. By comparing the weights of the steel cylinder when containing fuel and when empty, the researchers estimated the weight of the fuel in the March test to be about 0.3 grams.When power (here, no more than 360 W) is fed to the wire coils inside the middle cylinder, the coils heat up and cause the steel cylinder and its powder to heat up as well. The scientists used a thermal camera to measure the E-Cat’s surface temperature for the entire duration of the two tests, which were 96 hours and 116 hours, respectively. They also continuously monitored the electrical power input that was supplied to the coils. In the first test, the power input was constant, while in the second test, the scientists experimented with turning the power on and off to test the self-sustaining mode. In the self-sustaining mode, they observed a periodic heating and cooling cycle that warrants further study.To investigate whether there really is something special about the powder fuel in the small cylinder, the researchers performed a “dummy” test with an empty cylinder. They ran the test in March on the E-Cat HT2 for about 6 hours, taking measurements exactly as they did when the cylinder was loaded. They found that no extra heat was generated beyond that expected from the electric input. Whatever kind of catalyst is in the fuel seems to be indispensable for generating the excess energy.Whether this paper gains the approval or disdain of other scientists working in related areas remains to be seen, but the seven authors of the current paper seemed to have taken pains to take all the precautions that they could, given the circumstances, to perform a valid investigation. At nearly every step of their measurements and calculations, the scientists repeatedly emphasized that they adopted the most conservative methods in order to not overestimate the device’s energy generation.The paper has so far received a mixed response on the web, with Steven B. Krivit of New Energy Times arguing that Rossi has manipulated the scientists to create the illusion of an independent test, while articles at Pure Energy Systems and Forbes are more supportive.At the end of their paper, the researchers added that another test is planned to begin this summer. This test will last six months in order to monitor the long-term performance of the E-Cat HT2, and may help the scientists get a better understanding of the origins of the excess heat energy. More information: Giuseppe Levi, et al. “Indication of anomalous heat energy production in a reactor device.” arXiv:1305.3913 [physics.gen-ph] © 2013 Phys.orgcenter_img Citation: Tests find Rossi’s E-Cat has an energy density at least 10 times higher than any conventional energy source (2013, May 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from ( —In the ongoing saga of Andrea Rossi’s energy catalyzer (E-Cat) that promises clean, cheap power for the world, the latest events continue to bring as many questions as answers. Several scientists have performed supposedly independent tests of two E-Cat prototypes under controlled conditions and using high-precision instrumentation. In a paper posted at, the researchers write that, even by the most conservative of measurements, the E-Cat produces excess heat with a resulting energy density that is at least 1 order of magnitude—and possibly several—higher than any other conventional energy source, including gasoline. Explore further Rossi’s E-Cat gets first customers, but questions remain 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.last_img read more

Adidas Made a 3D Printed Shoe Out of Plastic Waste From the

first_img This story originally appeared on Business Insider December 11, 2015 Register Now » 1 min read Adidas and Parley for the Oceans, an organization dedicated to reducing plastic waste in oceans, have collaborated to create a 3D-printed shoe made out of recycled ocean plastic.The shoe is just a prototype, but the goal is to demonstrate how the industry can “rethink design and help stop ocean plastic pollution,” according to Adidas.The prototype has an “upper” made of ocean plastic and a 3D-printed midsole of recycled polyester and gillnets, a type of fishing net.Adidas has pledged to take other steps to reduce plastic pollution like phasing out the use of plastic bags in its retail stores. Adidas says this particular goal will be achieved by the end of the first quarter of 2016.As The Verge pointed out, the shoe’s design is based on the Adidas Futurecraft 3D, a 3D-printed shoe meant to show a potential future of on-demand shoe customization.Here is what the Adidas and Parley for the Oceans’ prototype shoe looks like:Image Credit: AdidasImage Credit: Adidas Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

Not a human right Egyptian Coptic Church organizes conference to treat homosexuality

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) “Not a human right”: Egyptian Coptic Church organizes conference to “treat” homosexualityLGBT tourists now welcome with open arms in SeychellesCouncil gave award to church whose pastor compared homosexuality to murder and terrorismMore articles on eTurboNews click here Homosexuality is taboo in Egypt among the nation’s Muslim majority Christians alike. The country has roughly 77 million Muslims and four million Christians, the vast majority of whom are Coptic.Seven people were detained for flying the rainbow flag at a concert in Cairo on Monday.“What happened at the concert cannot be accepted by society. Declaring yourself as a homosexual is not a human right,” lawmaker and Egyptian Member of Parliament Shadia Thabit said, as cited by The New Arab.“How can they openly announce their sins? Don’t talk to me about human rights. They should go, get lost far away from us,” she said.Abbas Shouman of the Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo described the incident as an “act of moral terrorism,” as cited by Egyptian Streets.At a 2003 meeting of all Christian churches in Egypt, chaired by the former Pope of the Coptic Church, Shenouda III, leaders opposed attempts to legalize homosexual marriage, reports Egypt Independent.Police in Egypt use decades-old laws to arrest members of the LGBT community including an anti-prostitution law established in 1950 and a 1961 law against “debauchery” which have been pretexts for raids on gay clubs and events in the country.Currently reading:1Share this:center_img A date for the conference has yet to be confirmed but early reports indicate that a number of workshops will be provided at the event by a “homosexuality healing specialist” who will provide instruction on gay conversion therapy.The Coptic church has previously described same-sex relationships as “immoral” and a “threat” to family stability.“Therefore this marriage is completely refused from the Christian faith,” head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II, said when asked about gay marriage, as cited by Step Feed.“When God created man and woman and for them the first family was made by man and woman. [gay marriage] is not acceptable and it is considered as a sin. It’s sin,” he added. The Coptic Church in Egypt has reportedly organized a conference entitled “The Volcano of Homosexuality” which will offer a variety of ways to “treat” homosexuality.St. Mark’s Orthodox Coptic Cathedral in Alexandria will set up the event to increase awareness about “treatments” for homosexuality and how best to ensure a “speedy recovery,” reports The New Arab.last_img read more

Impact between combi cargo truck leaves 8 injured outside Puerto Morelos

first_imgThe two men inside the cargo van reportedly received only minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Preliminary reports say that the accident took place Friday morning after the combi van attempted to change direction along the highway, which is when it was broadsided by the oncoming cargo truck. Photo: Policía Federal All six passengers inside the van were injured. They were seated along the roadside while ambulances arrived to transfer them to area hospitals. The transport van was pushed over onto its side, coming to a stop on the grassy roadside, while the cargo truck also tipped, landing on its passenger side. Both vehicles received extensive damage. Photo: Policía Federal Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — The impact between a combi van and transport truck has left eight injured in the municipality of Puerto Morelos. last_img read more

Red Label Vacations to operate as whollyowned subsidiary of Japans HIS Group

first_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: H.I.S, Japan, Travelweek Group Wednesday, January 9, 2019 center_img TORONTO — The parent company of TravelBrands,, The Travel Experts, and more will be bought out by a subsidiary of Japan’s H.I.S. Group in a new deal set to be completed in the first calendar quarter of 2019, subject to regulatory approvals.Red Label Vacations Inc. says it has signed an agreement to be acquired by the H.I.S. Group subsidiary. H.I.S. has 282 branches in Japan, 275 branches in 158 cities internationally, nearly 17,000 employees worldwide and over ¥600 billion (about Cdn$7.33 billion) in annual sales.H.I.S. is no stranger to the Canadian travel industry. The company acquired a majority stake in Merit in December 2016 and also purchased Jonview Canada from Transat in October 2017 for $44 million.With this new deal, Red Label Vacations will continue to operate as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary of H.I.S.Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by the Canadian Competition Bureau.More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises“It is a very exciting day for our company as this marks the launch of our next phase of growth,” said RedLabel Vacations co-owners Frank DeMarinis, Joe DeMarinis and Enzo DeMarinis.“H.I.S. is committed to supporting our continued growth at home in Canada as well as internationally. We expect that H.I.S.’s support will enable us to enhance our service offerings on both the wholesale and retail fronts and accelerate our growth objectives. We look forward to a very bright future.”H.I.S. Co. Ltd.’s Executive Officer, Global Business Development Division, Hideo Hatano, says the acquisition of Red Label Vacations “is in keeping with our ambitious expansion plan in North America and we look forward to building upon Red Label Vacation’s branding and experience in the Canadian market space to further service the North American market.”The DeMarinis brothers’ long history in the travel industry began in 1983 with Belair Travel. Belair was bought out and brought into the fold of what would later become Thomas Cook Canada.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTThe brothers returned in 2004 and created In 2013 they acquired the North American segment of Thomas Cook Group plc, later rebranded to TravelBrands. In August 2016, the company acquired, the second largest OTA in Canada. Share Red Label Vacations to operate as wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan’s H.I.S. Grouplast_img read more

Govt raids opposition print plant in Venezuela

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first_imgConsumer shopping and buying behaviors are always evolving, but the most disruptive changes are still ahead. The latest research study from Sabre examines today’s emerging trends to reveal what travelers will want tomorrow.Sabre Hospitality Solutions has partnered with TrendWatching, a company that tracks emerging patterns in consumer behavior, attitude and expectations, to identify the major consumer mega-trends that are expected to have the most impact on the travel and hospitality industry in the future.The global study, Consumer Mega-Trends Impacting Hospitality, analyzes six mega-trends and shows hoteliers what guests will want next.“In today’s fast-paced world, emerging trends can quickly go beyond a niche, early-adopter group to a deeply-held expectation for a large portion of consumers,” said Sarah Kennedy Ellis, vice president of marketing and strategic development, Sabre Hospitality Solutions.“Hotel brands that learn, understand and respond to these emerging trends will strengthen their customer relationships by providing experiences that go above and beyond what guests expect.”Going beyond the travel industry, this study looks across industries to identify the most relevant trends to hospitality and includes multiple case studies to help hoteliers create an experience that guests will love.Here is a summary of the key trends examined in the report:YOUNIVERSE: A raft of new technologies will allow greater personalisation of travel experiences based on deeper, more authentic, subconscious aspects of a consumers’ personality. For example, hotels will recognise a traveller’s true emotions or needs at a specific time and shape products and experiences around them.HELPFUL: Innovations, products and services that make life more convenient, simpler, easier or more seamless will eternally find favor with consumers. For example, thanks to smartphones, location has become a key customer context leveraged by brands to provide a relevant service. However, anything can be an actionable context, from a customer’s stress level to their lack of recent travel plans, to the emoji they use on Twitter.…However, brands beware! Consumers don’t need (or want) every brand to be everywhere, all the time. Instead, they’ll embrace brands that use new channels and nuanced contexts to be at the right place, at the right time. HUMAN BRANDS: Consumers want brands with meaning and personality: that are open, honest, generous, have some fun and stand for something. From tailor-made loyalty perks to supporting a shared value. For example ‘two-way transparency’ – primed by the Peer2Peer economy and on-demand services such as Uber – a more two-way review & rating process may be on the rise,  subjecting customers to the same reviews we expect for brands. Loyal guests will get rewarded and the minority of travelers who can ruin shared experiences for others are called out!UBITECH: Technology has become ubiquitous, universal and impossible to live without. Consumers continue to crave (and build their lives around) the unparalleled ‘superpowers’ that technology offers them: instant information, seamless convenience, limitless choice and more. In 2016 and beyond, consumers will expect brands to use machine learning and Artificial Intelligence to put truly smart products and services into their pockets, homes, inboxes and more.PRICING PANDEMONIUM: People have always been concerned with price, but thanks to a range of new technologies & services, perceptions of price have become more complex and 2016 consumer attitudes to price will actually become more malleable than ever. What are brands doing? Playfully reframing product offerings as an entirely different product in order to shock consumers into a radically new perspective on – and appreciation of – the value delivered. For example brands – including hotels – will get bolder when reframing their offerings: newsagent candy and crisps (casual purchase, grab quickly) could be re-framed into hotel nights (considered purchase, carefully researched).POST-DEMOGRAPHIC CONSUMERISM: Demographics are dead! Today’s consumers – free to construct their lifestyles according to their own ideals and tastes – will choose products and services with little regard for traditional demographic conventions. The internet has created a global brain with access to the same information, culture and ideas. And consumers from Boston to Beijing are served by global megabrands (think Apple, IKEA, Airbnb, and Uniqlo). The result? A worldwide convergence in tastes and aspirations. Download the study here Source = Sabre Corporationlast_img read more

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