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first_img Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   The Cardinals released cornerback Todd Washington in a corresponding move, making room on the roster for Williams. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling On Saturday, the Arizona Cardinals announced the addition of linebacker Trevardo Williams, who was claimed off of waivers from the Houston Texans.Williams, 23, was drafted in the fourth-round by the Houston Texans in the 2013 NFL Draft out of the University of Connecticut, but spent his rookie season on the injured reserve with a knee injury. The 6-foot-1, 237-pound linebacker was given All-Big East first-team honors, playing 11 of 12 games that season at defensive end, recording 43 tackles and 11.5 sacks.last_img read more

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first_img – / 9 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Cardinals still haven’t decided on who will start Week 1 against Washington.But USA Today believes whoever isn’t playing form a very capable group of backups.USA Today’s Nate Davis ranked every NFL’s team quarterback situation should the starter get injured. With a current group of Sam Bradford, Josh Rosen and Mike Glennon the Cardinals have a good mix of veterans and a potential franchise quarterback in Rosen. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires (AP Photos) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Top Stories 3 Comments   Share   They’re either going to have a highly capable backup (Sam Bradford) or a sublimely talented rookie (Josh Rosen) holding the clipboard for a team that has plenty of talent throughout the roster. Erstwhile Bears starter Mike Glennon could struggle to stick.It’s expected that Bradford will be the starter at the beginning of the season, but his injury history underscores the importance for the Cardinals to have capable backups.Related LinksCardinals RB David Johnson excluded from NFL Top 100 listBradford spent the last two season’s with the Vikings, starting 15 games two seasons ago. Bradford missed all but two games last season with a knee injury.Rosen had his battles with concussions at UCLA, including missing more than half of his sophomore season. It will be important for the Cardinals to protect Rosen in order to get the most of his potential.Heading into Steve Wilks’ first season as head coach, the expectation is that the offense will be run through running back David Johnson, assuming he’s healthy.Finishing first on Davis’ list were the Philadelphia Eagles, who notably have former Arizona Wildcat and reigning Super Bowl champion Nick Foles backing up Carson Wentz.Wilks’ former team, the Carolina Panthers, finished last in Davis’ rankings. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Design Hotels is reminding fashion-forward travellers that there are still limited rooms available at some of its Paris hotels between 30 September and 7 October as Fashion Week kicks off. These hotels are so stylish, even Anna Wintour would find them suitable:La Maison Champs Élyées, ParisLes Bains, Paris Hotel de Nell, Paris Hotel Bel Ami, Paris Hotel Vernet, ParisGo back to the e-newsletter >last_img

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter > Go back to the e-newsletter >Luxury travel operator APT has been announced as the winner – Best Escorted Tours Holiday Company (Small) at the 2015 British Travel Awards. Alongside the gold award, APT was also awarded Silver in both the Best River Cruise and Best Holiday Company to Australasia categories.The announcement was made on 25 November at a glamorous Gala Awards ceremony, held in London and attended by close to a thousand travel industry people.Commenting on the award, APT Executive General Manager Global Sales and Marketing, Debra Fox, said, “This is an outstanding achievement for APT and we are absolutely delighted. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of our team in the UK and also globally. I would like to thank them for delivering an exceptional product for our guests.“What makes the award particularly special for us is the fact that it was voted on by the British travelling public. Their opinion is highly valued, both by fellow travellers and the wider travel industry and our thanks also goes to our guests and trade partners for their continued support,” she said.British Travel Awards’ chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: “More than a quarter of a million consumers voted this year to determine the winners of the 2015 British Travel Awards – it’s the largest awards programme in the UK and to win is a clear statement that companies are providing excellence in travel to the discerning consumer. The travelling public regard the British Travel Awards winners logo as the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who are the best travel companies and APT is to be congratulated on their achievement.”last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAsia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has announced a series of partnerships with companies set to champion sustainability at the 2019 event.By collaborating with key partners that support the environmental vision for AIME’s future events, 2019 will see green initiatives showcased by the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), host venue for AIME; Decorative Events & Exhibitions (DE&E), creators of the new innovative exhibitor stand; and Harry the Hirer, building bespoke infrastructure for the three-day event.“We’re extremely proud to have strong partnerships that have shared values in contributing positively to our environment. As part of our new vision, we applied rigorous curation in all aspects of our planning, which includes setting our sights far beyond 2019 [and] forming the foundation for AIME events in years to come,” said Jay Martens, Event Director, Talk2 Media & Events.As the first convention centre in the world to be awarded the highest ‘Green Star’ environmental rating of six stars, MCEC has placed sustainability at the core of its business priorities. Over the past three years, the centre has reduced carbon emissions per square metre by 16% and is on track to achieve its target of 30% by 2021 against 2015 levels.“We replaced over 600 light fittings to energy-efficient alternatives and have eliminated the use of all plastic water bottles in catering. These initiatives demonstrate that we are going far beyond a ‘tick box’ approach by implementing unique and innovative measures, which benefit Melbourne, the local community and, more directly, AIME’s environmental impact,” said Leighton Wood, COO, MCEC.DE&E and its award-winning design team have created ‘The Embassy Suite’, a stylish new stand concept designed for AIME. The Embassy Suites are built with natural materials such as timber, which can be reused and recycled with ease. As part of the event, the DE&E team will also pack down the suites and store for exhibitors as they can be reused at AIME for three years. If exhibitors choose to not reuse the stand, the team will reuse, repurpose, rehire and reupholster to minimise waste.The 2019 event will also see Harry the Hirer ensure environmental sensitivity by minimising waste and recycling materials at every available opportunity. This includes opportunities when building the infrastructure and also when taking it apart.With Melbourne ranked the number-one sustainable city for business events in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the Global Destinations Index, Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), proprietors of AIME, are excited to showcase the city’s innovative offerings to AIME’s interstate and international delegates.“Making Melbourne a sustainable destination for international and domestic business events is a key goal for the Melbourne Convention Bureau. Adapting to make our city and the events it hosts sustainable takes commitment from everyone – and we are proud of our partners championing sustainability at this year’s AIME,” said Karen Bolinger, CEO, MCB.Running from 18–20 February, AIME is the first event to kick off the 2019 MICE calendar and is held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.To register to attend AIME 2019 as a visitor please visit aime.eventsair.com/aime-2019/visitor/Site/Register, or for more details please visit aime.com.au.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgContinental Airlines is set to follow in the footsteps of Virgin Atlantic and trial planes powered by biofuel.The American carrier is teaming up with airplane manufacturer Boeing to produce a new jet that can be powered by renewable fuels, heightening the focus on green issues in the aviation industry.News of Continental’s intentions come as the UK government introduces new plans for a ten per cent increase in the ‘green’ airlines levy in next year’s budget, while plans are also in place to phase out existing per passenger flight duties and replace them with a single per plane tax.Renewed pressure has also been applied to airlines by the current consultation on a third runway for Heathrow Airport, raising questions of how airlines will reduce their carbon footprint and earn the right to increased numbers of flights.Renewable fuels are now becoming a major area of carbon-cutting focus, with Continental executive Mark Moran claiming: “Exploring sustainable biofuels is a logical and exciting new step in our environmental commitment.”Scheduled for 2009, the Continental biofuel flight will mark Boeing’s third biofuel demonstration in tandem with an airline, following Virgin Atlantic’s recent successful flight between London and Amsterdam.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedBiofuels take maiden flightA “pioneering” flight powered by biofuels has crossed the British channel.Renewable fuel aviation group to ‘make flights sustainable’A group of European carriers are to work together to develop sustainable aviation fuel for use across their routes.Green Skies: Environmentally Friendly FlyingSkyscanner investigates flying and the environmentlast_img read more

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first_imgUS cheap flights carrier JetBlue Airways has launched new flights to Baltimore/Washington from Boston’s Logan International Airport.The airline will operate four daily flights to the north-eastern US city, with Boston becoming JetBlue’s 57th destination.Flights to Boston will complement JetBlue’s existing services to the city from Washington Dulles International Airport, which are operated six times a day.Robin Hayes, JetBlue’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer, said that the airline offers more non-stop destinations from Boston than any rival carrier.”We are in the business of giving customers more than the other guys, including a first checked bag, free snacks and drinks, the most legroom in coach and more free live entertainment – all without a fee.”Mr Hayes went on to say that the airline was “in the business of giving back to the communities” it serves.Earlier this month, the airline entered into a codeshare agreement with Lufthansa, allowing the airlines to offer connecting services between their respective route networks.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedJetBlue launches flights to Long BeachJetBlue launches flights to Long BeachJetBlue increases flights from SFOUS carrier JetBlue Airways is increasing the number of flights to Boston’s Logan International Airport.JetBlue announces intention to expand during 2009American low fares airline JetBlue has announced its intention to increase the number of flights it operates.last_img read more

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first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineNew York City is home to many loyal supporters who attend Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) annual Spring Gala, hosted at the Central Park Zoo. On the evening of June 10, WCS’s GALA 2010: Flights of Fancy will immerse guests in the vibrant, extraordinary world of birds—magnificent dancing cranes, crooning penguins, brilliantly-colored flamingos and fierce raptors among others.WCS’s GALA 2010: Flights of Fancy provides an opportunity for philanthropists to gather in the spectacular outdoor setting of the Central Park Zoo. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner and dancing within a party backdrop envisioned by premiere event designer and floral architect Preston Bailey, renowned for his ability to completely transform raw, ordinary spaces into opulent, theatrical environments, translating his clients’ visions into awe-inspiring reality.WCS works to protect over 350 species of birds and their habitats around the world and cares for the world’s finest collection of birdlife at five wildlife parks in New York. Gala proceeds will benefit WCS’s work around the world to protect wildlife and wild places. Ticket information for the Wildlife Conservation Society GALA 2010: Flights of Fancy can be obtained by contacting The Event Shop Ltd. at (973) 233-1150 or wcs@eventshopltd.com. To donate to the WSC please visit www.wcs.org/donation.last_img read more

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first_img FILe – In this July 10, 2012 file photo, dancer Michaela DePrince rehearses for her lead role in Le Corsaire in Johannesburg. Pop Star Madonna will direct a film based on DePrince’s memoir “Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.” DePrince overcame a childhood in war-stricken Sierra Leone to become a world class ballerina. (AP Photo Denis Farrell, File) Madonna to direct film on dancer Michaela DePrince’s life LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Madonna is pirouetting back into the director’s chair.MGM Motion Picture Group president Jonathan Glickman says Tuesday that the pop music icon will direct a film based on ballet dancer Michaela DePrince’s memoir “Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina.”DePrince overcame a childhood in war-stricken Sierra Leone to become a world class ballerina. She made her debut at age 17 in South Africa’s Joburg Ballet and also appeared in Beyonce’s “Lemonade.”Madonna has directed two previous features: The 2008 comedy “Filth and Wisdom” and the Wallis Simpson drama “W.E.” She is also working on a film adaptation of the novel “The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.”No cast or release date is set for “Taking Flight,” but “Fresh Off the Boat” writer Camilla Blackett will pen the screenplay.center_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 13, 2018 11:01 am PDT Last Updated Mar 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img WASHINGTON – There were no celebrity guests, Hollywood entertainers or superstar chefs. But as she stepped out of the background to host her first state dinner, Melania Trump sought to sparkle in her moment in the spotlight.After ditching her trademark dark sunglasses for a white skirt suit and hat earlier Tuesday, the first lady appeared in a Chanel gown to greet President Emmanuel Macron of France and his wife, Brigitte, as they arrived for the first state dinner of Trump’s administration.It was a big moment in fashion — and public life — for the former model, who has kept a relatively low profile since Trump took office and who is playing hostess at her highest-profile event yet as her husband is shadowed by a legal threat from a porn actress who says she was paid to keep quiet about a sexual encounter with Trump, which he denies.With her first state dinner, Mrs. Trump seemed to be aiming to make a statement. In a nod to France, she wore a black Chantilly lace Chanel haute couture gown, hand-painted with silver and embroidered with crystal and sequins, according to her spokeswoman. Her French counterpart wore Louis Vuitton.The president lavished praise on his wife as he gave a toast at the opulent affair, calling her “America’s absolutely incredible first lady.” He went on to hail the bonds between the United States and France, saying: “May our friendship grow even deeper, may our kinship grow even stronger and may our sacred liberty never die.”With 123 attendees, the event was smaller and more intimate than some of President Barack Obama’s dinners. Among those in attendance were Vice-President Mike Pence, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and two Winter Olympians, who flashed their gold medals on their way into the pre-dinner reception.Guests seated at Trump’s table included Apple CEO Tim Cook and CIA Director Mike Pompeo, the president’s nominee for secretary of state, as well as Macron and his wife.In his toast, Macron talked about the countries’ “unbreakable friendship” and referenced both his and Trump’s rapid political ascents, saying: “On both sides of the ocean some two years ago, very few would have bet on us being here together today.”While Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser and the president’s elder daughter, and Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, wowed in designer gowns, there were no surprise celebrity guests, in contrast with past years.Asked what she was looking forward to, Linton said: “Everything French!”The White House stressed that Mrs. Trump, who planned her 2005 wedding, had a hand in every aspect of the social denouement of Macron’s visit. She released a brief video showing her working on the details with her staff, including the menu and the cream-and-gold table settings.The guests, seated at round candle-lit tables decorated with bouquets of white flowers, dined on rack of lamb and nectarine tart served on a mix of china settings from the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. After-dinner entertainment was courtesy of the Washington National Opera.Earlier Tuesday, Mrs. Trump wore a stylish belted suit with a broad-brimmed chapeau for her public appearances, including on a brief outing to the National Gallery of Art with Mrs. Macron to view an exhibit of works by French painter Paul Cezanne.The hat stayed put as she returned to the White House and took her front-row seat in the East Room for the president’s joint news conference with Macron. It bobbed up and down across the bottom of television screens as she entered the room and again as she rose to leave, spawning many a Twitter meme.The hat was designed by Herve Pierre and the skirt suit was by Michael Kors.Mrs. Trump’s white outfit recalled another high-profile occasion, the president’s first State of the Union address, when the first lady wore a white pantsuit. Trump gave the speech shortly after news broke that his personal attorney had paid adult-film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 just before the 2016 presidential election to keep quiet about a sexual encounter Trump says didn’t happen.Inquiring minds wondered what kind of statement the first lady sought to make with her attire.Mrs. Trump was largely absent from Washington during the first six months of the administration, opting to continue living full time at the family’s Trump Tower penthouse so their now-12-year-old son, Barron, wouldn’t have to change schools in the middle of the year.She was rarely seen — and even more rarely heard — during those months, even after she moved to Washington last June.But she seems to be trying to change that, even pushing back publicly against her critics. She recently convened a White House discussion on cyberbullying, an issue she made her platform despite her husband’s penchant for belittling and berating his foes on Twitter. She acknowledged that people were skeptical of her commitment but said it would not stop her from doing what she believes is right: helping children and the next generation.___Associated Press writer Thomas Adamson in Paris contributed to this report.___Follow Darlene Superville on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dsupervilleap First lady steps into spotlight for state visit with France by Darlene Superville And Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press Posted Apr 24, 2018 7:20 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jan 21, 2019 6:09 am PDT ‘Gotti’ leads Razzie nominations, Trump up for worst actor NEW YORK — John Travolta’s John Gotti biopic “Gotti” has topped the 39th annual Razzie Awards with a co-leading six nominations, while President Donald Trump also earned a nod for worst actor.In nominations announced Monday, “Gotti,” the Will Ferrell comedy “Holmes & Watson,” conservative provocateur Dinesh D’Souza’s “Death of a Nation” and the R-rated puppet comedy “Happytime Murders” all earned six nominations.Nominated for worst picture are “Gotti,” ”The Happytime Murders,” ”Holmes & Watson,” ”Robin Hood” and “Winchester.”Along with Johnny Depp in “Sherlock Gnomes” and Travolta in “Gotti,” the Razzies nominated Trump in “Death of a Nation” and Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” for worst actor. It also nominated Trump and “his self-perpetuating pettiness” for worst screen combo. Melania Trump was nominated for worst supporting actress.Winners will be revealed Feb. 23.The Associated Presscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 8, 2019 7:55 am PDT CBC’s ‘Street Legal’ reboot cancelled after just six episodes AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img TORONTO — The verdict is in on the Canadian courtroom drama “Street Legal.”The CBC announced over the weekend it has decided not to continue the series beyond six episodes.Monday’s episode was to be its last.The show debuted in March and was a reboot of the original Gemini Award-winning series that ran from 1987 to 1994.Cynthia Dale starred in both the original series and the new incarnation, which saw her lawyer character working at a small upstart.While the original version was a hit, the CBC said the reboot didn’t pull in the ratings it had hoped for.“We are proud of ‘Street Legal,’ which had a strong creative and producing team and cast led by the talented Cynthia Dale,” Sally Catto, CBC’s general manager of programming, said in a statement.“After thoughtful consideration, we have made the difficult decision not to continue beyond six episodes. While the series resonated with a smaller audience than we had hoped, the finale on Monday is a must-see for the show’s dedicated fan base.”Airing on CBC-TV and the CBC Gem streaming service, the new “Street Legal” also starred Cara Ricketts, Steve Lund, and Yvonne Chapman. Other returning cast members included Eric Peterson and Anthony Sherwood.“I will always be head-held-high proud of this show; I will always, always know in my gut that it was a really good show; and I will always, always, always hold the incredible joy we had when we filmed this deep in my heart,” Dale tweeted on Saturday.Former CBC News anchor Peter Mansbridge, who is married to Dale, expressed disappointment with the cancellation on Twitter.“I’m biased, but it feels like killing a quality Canadian show in a one-and-done fashion is short-sighted,” Mansbridge tweeted on Saturday.“Good content can build support over time, by peer-to-peer influence. Smart investment in quality needs to be patient, otherwise the CBC loses the plot, not just a show.”The Canadian Presslast_img read more

October 28 2015Claire Carter from the Scottsdale

first_imgOctober 28, 2015Claire Carter from the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art SMOCA is visiting the Soleri Archives to explore materials for the 2017 exhibition. The planned exhibition is the third of a series of three Soleri exhibitions at the Smoca.The 2010 exhibition BRIDGES: SPANNING THE IDEAS OF PAOLO SOLERI ran from October 8. 2010 until January 23. 2011. You can see reports of this exhibition with the following link 1, link 2, link 3.[photo and text  by Sue Kirsch]In the photo are Archive Director Tomiaki Tamura, Jonathon Keats, Larry Busbea and Claire Carter.The opening of the 2010 exhibition was part of the opening and celebration of the Soleri Pedestrian Bridge and Plaza at the Waterfront in downtown Scottsdale. You can see reports of this exhibition with the following link 1, link 2, link 3.The 2013 exhibition SOLERI: MESA CITY TO ARCOSANTI was from January 26 – April 28, 2013. You can see reports of this exhibition with the following link 1, link 2, link 3.Claire Carter was the curator for the previous exhibitions and is now preparing for 2017. Hopes are that after 2017 there might be a traveling exhibit, possibly with ‘Best of all three Exhibits”. Claire brought scholar and author Jonathon Keats, and Associate Professor of Art History Larry Busbea from University of Arizona, School of Art, in Tucson. Jonathan and Larry have been selected to write the exhibition catalog for the Soleri series at the Smoca.last_img read more

Man arrested for stabbing his boss

first_imgPolice on Monday arrested a 59-year-old Nicosia man on suspicion of stabbing his boss in the arm with a knife.The case was reported to police by the 56-year-old director of the company where the suspect works.According to his account, following an argument they had at the workplace at around 7pm on Sunday, the suspect is said to have injured his boss in the arm with a knife.The 56-year-old was treated at a private clinic for a four-centimetre cut to the right arm and subsequently discharged.The suspect was arrested by police early on Monday.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Female police officer in trouble again after cocaine found

first_imgA female police officer disciplined last year for verbally abusing migrants at a detention centre is in hot water again after she was arrested for possession of cocaine.“A search of the officer’s car found traces (of drugs),” police spokesman Andreas Angelides said on Tuesday.The officer has been suspended and will be prosecuted, he added.“All the prescribed procedures have been adhered to,” he said. “We do realise it’s a member of the police and nothing different has been done; on the contrary both the suspension and disciplinary procedures were swift.”The officer has been released pending a criminal inquiry. She is in contact with drug squad officers as regards rehabilitation programmes for users “without affecting the investigating procedure.”The female officer was in trouble last July after she was caught on video repeatedly swearing at one of the – presumably Muslim – inmates, hurling insults at the man, his mother, and even “his Allah.”The footage, apparently filmed secretly on a mobile phone, shows the guard having a cigarette break with one or two male colleagues, when she starts swearing in the direction of the detainees’ holding cells.At first, no response can be heard, until after she has yelled several expletives, when a male voice – presumably from the detainee who was the target of her insults – is heard swearing back at her.She then appears to double down on her profanity, searching for more offensive insults to use, and even conferred with one of her colleagues on the translation of a particular curse.The exchange caught on camera lasts a little less than two and a half minutes.According to a police statement, the incident took place on April 24, 2016.You May LikeUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoGundry MDHow To Make Your Dark Spots Fade (Effortless 2 Minute Routine)Gundry MDUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Anastasiades calls for unity in victory speech

first_imgEveryone must work together as of tomorrow to tackle all the problems plaguing the country, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Sunday after being re-elected for a second term.He was speaking at the Tassos Papadopoulos-Eleftheria stadium in Nicosia where a ceremony was held to officially declare his victory after he secured a comfortable win over his opponent Akel-backed independent candidate Stavros Malas with 55.99 per cent of the vote.At the brief ceremony Chief Returning Officer Kypros Kyrpianou read out the presidential proclamation decree, issued by the interior minister, and proclaimed Anastasiades as the president.“Mr Nicos Anastasiades, who, received more than 50 per cent of the overall valid ballots, has been elected president of the Republic,” Kyprianou said.Anastasiades, with a very emotional First Lady Andri Anastasiades by his side and surrounded by his children, grandchildren and associates, said he was moved and proud for the trust the Cypriot people had showed in him.The president sent out a message of unity, and that he wants to start with a clean sheet.“I scratch out everything that has been said during the election campaign period. What’s important is for everyone to work together to tackle the problems the country is facing,” he said.The people, he said, have given him a strong mandate and he called on all political powers to reunite to fight with him for meritocracy, to clamp down on corruption and achieve a solution to the Cyprus problem.“We have a lot to do, that is why I insist on unity. After today’s results, we have to understand that it is only through cooperation that we will achieve what we owe to the Cypriot people,” Anastasiades said.He thanked his 94-year-old mother, saying “it seems her wishes had been heard”.Anastasiades also thanked everyone who supported him – academics, religious circles and other groups of the wider civil society – but also all Cypriots regardless their political beliefs.“Thank you, I love you, I owe you the best,” Anastasiades said.Hundreds of supporters flocked to the stadium holding mostly Greek flags but also some of Cyprus to celebrate Anastasiades’ victory. Present at the ceremony were also ministers, Disy MPs and officials and local government officials.Health Minister Giorgos Pamboridis said on his arrival to the stadium that he would not pursue a re-appointment at the same office. His cycle at the ministry had been completed, Pamboridis said, and it was time to make way for someone else.Tight security measures are believed to have been why fewer people attending the ceremony than in previous years. Police had advised people to be at the stadium well ahead of time as there would be thorough security checks. Officers were looking for flares, firecrackers or other dangerous objects, while posters or banners with abusive, racist, or other offensive content were not allowed in the stadium.After the ceremony, Anastasiades was to head to his election camp headquarters in Limassol where thousands of his supporters had gathered.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Owners of destroyed homes running out of hope

first_imgDespite promise after promise from ministers and state officials, no measures have been taken to counter the land slippage that has caused the destruction of homes and roads in Limnes village Pissouri since 2012.In total, 60 properties with cracks in the walls as well as 14 houses and a complex of 28 apartments have all been seriously affected and owners are seeking support from the state, according to Georgia Elina Zoi, a lawyer who has taken up the case.The long-standing issue stems from land slippage in the area that the state is very much aware of.Mick Ellis, who bought his house in 2013, says the current situation is a disgrace.“No one’s doing anything about it, they’re still selling houses,” he said.“It’s disgusting.”None of the residents are seeking to battle it out in court, Zoi told the Sunday Mail. They just want the government to accept the landslide as a matter of natural disaster and help the affected people find a safe place to live.Four families have been evicted since 2012. When the problems first appeared, Aristo developments provided a few tenants who were staying in an apartment complex with a different place to stay.When it became obvious the problem was not just in the developer’s complex but throughout the area, it stopped, according to Zoi.Ellis, who used up his life savings to obtain the property he lives in, said “I have absolutely no desire to see anyone punished or go to jail.“What’s happened, happened. Just find a solution.”In his opinion, the government is reluctant to take any action because digging deep into the case might unearth short-comings. Member of the Pissouri community council Markos Foutas conceded that the area was declared a building zone in 1981 and procedures were not carried out in the same way they are today.British High Commissioner Matthew Kidd inspects a destroyed swimming pool last yearAnalysis of satellite images (InSAR data) revealed land slippage was happening as early as 2006 at around 2cm, according to Zoi. The effects did not become obvious until 2012.In December last year, fixed points in the ground were installed to monitor the movement which by March 8 had reached 10-18cm, she added.This all points towards asking the state to identify the affected area as a landslide area, compensate the affected residents for natural disaster and immediately take measures to avoid further expansion of the problem towards the village, Zoi said.Ellis, whose swimming pool has now disappeared, says “just declare it a natural disaster, apply for EU funds and help us out. The Bank of Cyprus has lots of properties they’ve repossessed. Make a deal with them and offer us a place to live.”The ordeal is costing them their health, he adds.“My wife has had cancer twice. The stress is killing her.”Even electricity poles have moved because of the land slippage causing cables to stretch and tear.Although they were repaired, “we’re just winning time,” Foutas said.Cracks appear in the roads on a regular basis and through the district office tries to stay on top of it, that doesn’t solve the problem, he added.The interior ministry did not respond to request for a comment for the Sunday Mail.Residents in the meanwhile are doing all they can. Since July 2015, several property owners grouped together to form the Pissouri Housing Initiative Group (PHIG). The group is chaired by Peter Fields. He and his wife have been evicted from their home after it was declared unsafe. Photographs make it obvious why.A twitter account @Fight4Pissouri has also been created trying to garner enough attention for a solution to be found.In 2015, former Interior Minister Socrates Hasikos had announced plans to put measures in place that could resolve the problem. These included expanding projects designed to channel rainwater away from the area. New wells were also set to be drilled to monitor the underground water.The cost, quoted at €20m, was going to be paid for by the government.Nothing materialised and then the government changed its mind, saying the fault lay with the contractors who had, for instance, used inadequate filling-in works.According to Zoi this was nothing but a ploy as the engineers who designed the homes over 20 years ago are either retired or dead.In June last year, British High Commissioner Matthew Kidd visited the area to see the damage for himself and try and intercede with Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides.“We weren’t really expecting anything to come of it,” Ellis said. “And nothing did.”On Thursday, however, a meeting at the presidential palace took place between the director of the president’s office Petros Demetriou, members of the Pissouri community council and Zoi, representing the residents.“It’s our last card,” Foutas said.“We are very happy with the meeting,” said Zoi before adding: “I am hesitant to be too optimistic.” Experience has shown her otherwise.During the meeting, the council showed Demetriou a presentation showcasing the extent of the problem.“We were told that (Demetriou) needed a few days to speak with the respective government departments and then prepare a memo to show the president,” Zoi said.During the meeting, two requests were made, Foutas specified.Firstly, that the government should begin projects to resolve the issue as it had pledged in 2015.“Several studies have been carried out,” and it’s time for action, he said. In the past three years, the properties have deteriorated drastically and there are fears the measures promised by the government at the time will not now be enough.The second request is that affected residents should be compensated with a safe place to live, starting with the more serious cases.First, there are the families who have been evicted – their homes precariously dangerous – residences that have some problems and properties which have yet to demonstrate issues, but it is just a matter of time.They should be helped in that order, Foutas said.“Meeting government officials is a start – but it has taken over four years to get here. Maybe they did not push it before but now the damage is widespread it cannot be ignored,” said Ellis.Fields, who rents an apartment with his wife since his eviction, said he visits his home to look after the garden only to find equipment has been stolen.The ordeal “really has been a nightmare. 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