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Legendary pianist captivates music lovers of Kolkata

first_imgThe Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata and the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi, in association with The Calcutta School of Music recently presented Recital Italiano – a piano recital by the legend Luciano Bellini, conductor and pianist – showcasing works by Italian composers. The performance was experienced by the classical music lovers of the city.Luciano Bellini performed his masterpieces like, G Verdi Romance sans paroles Valzer in Fa Mag; R Leoncavallo Canzonetta; G Puccini Piccolo Valzer; G Rossini Un rêve to name a few. The musical pieces played in the first part of Recital Italiano were his rare compositions which were done in the 19th century by Opera composers: Verdi, Rossini, Puccini and Leoncavallo. In the second part, he played the pieces composed in the 20th century, especially for the revival of instrumental music which had been neglected because of the supremacy of Opera.last_img read more

Centerra Gold signs friendly deal to buy AuRico Metals for 310 million

TORONTO — Centerra Gold Inc. has signed a friendly deal to buy AuRico Metals Inc. for $310 million in cash.Under the deal, Centerra has agreed to pay $1.80 per share for the company which is developing the Kemess property in B.C.Shares in AuRico closed at $1.30 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday.Centerra says the deal expands its existing development pipeline to include another low-cost de-risked brownfield development asset in the Kemess property.The deal requires approval by two-thirds of the votes cast at a special meeting of AuRico Metals shareholders as well as court and regulatory approvals.Directors and senior officers of AuRico Metals, in addition to Alamos Gold Inc., that collectively hold about a 11.4 per cent stake in AuRico have agreed to vote in favour of the proposed deal. read more

UNESCO chiefs adds voice to condemnation of murder of Russian reporter

“It is essential that Ms. Politkovskaya’s murderers receive sentences commensurate with the gravity of their actions to prevent the sense that the killing of journalists can be tolerated with impunity,” UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said in a statement.“In view of this serious concern, I welcome the fact the (Russian) Prosecutor General is pursuing this painful case,” he added, calling Ms. Politkovskaya’s murder “a great loss to her profession, to her country and to the international community as a whole.“Through her articles in Novaya Gazeta, Ms. Politkovskaya defended freedom of expression in Russia, a freedom that is a fundamental human right and a cornerstone of democracy,” he said.Yesterday Secretary-General Kofi Annan and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour strongly condemned the murder of the 48-year-old reporter, who was found shot dead on Saturday in a lift in her Moscow block of flats.Ms. Politkovskaya addressed a seminar organized by UNESCO in Manila, the Philippines, to celebrate World Press Freedom Day in 2002 and contributed to other UNESCO conferences.According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), she is the third journalist to be murdered in the Russian Federation this year. read more

Donors pledge 670 million at UNbacked conference to support aid operations in

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom speaks with a child at a temporary learning space at a camp for internally displaced people in Ngagam, near Diffa, Niger. February 2017. Photo: UNICEF/Tremeau INSIDE THIS NEWS STORYProtection and access ‘need to go hand-in-hand’ – UNHCRHelp people return to a dignified life – FAOA public health crisis – WHOChildren deserve a childhood – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando BloomFormally known as the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region, the donors forum also agreed on the need to address longer-term development requirements and to seek durable solutions for the crisis-hit countries in the vast Basin-region: Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon. “Without our increased support, affected communities will face a life of hunger, disease, gender-based violence and continued displacement,” said the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O’Brien. “But there is another future within grasp: as the international community scales up support, we can stop a further descent into an ever-deepening crisis with unimaginable consequences for millions of people,” he added.According to UN estimates, about 17 million people are living in the most affected areas across the four countries. Of them, some 10.7 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance, with 8.5 million in north-eastern Nigeria alone, having been made witness to years of violence as a result of Boko Haram’s insurgency.Video: ‘The crisis in the Lake Chad region’. Credit: UN OCHAThe region is also threated by famine, with children at heighted risk of severe acute malnutrition.With today’s pledges, humanitarians can now concentrate on saving lives and help those in urgent need […] In the long run, we have to strengthen our partnership with the countries involved to address the root causes of terror, displacement and povertySigmar Gabriel, Foreign Minister of GermanyThe resources pledged at the conference will help scale up responses to reach the most vulnerable people with a special attention focused on the protection needs of women, children and youth, as well as the need for longer-term support and durable solutions for the displaced populations.At the conference, 14 donors pledged $458 million for relief in 2017 and an additional $214 million was announced for 2018 and beyond. Expressing appreciation for the contributions, Mr. O’Brien said: “The UN and our partners are ready and mobilised to further scale up our life-saving response – the people in the region have no time to wait.” The Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres said the UN chief welcomed the donor pledges made today, and stressed the need for sustained support to humanitarian, human rights, development and security needs in the region. The Conference saw the participation of some 170 representatives from 40 countries, UN, regional organizations and civil society organizations. It was co-hosted by Norway, Nigeria, Germany and the UN and followed a civil society meeting with large participation from local organizations working in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon. Protection and access ‘need to go hand-in-hand’ – UN refugee agencyWith return movements of internally displaced people – some 950,000 since August 2015 – and refugee returnees from neighbouring countries under way in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in north-eastern Nigeria, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) co-presented with the Government of Nigeria, a paper outlining a vision in Oslo for ensuring protection, access and lasting solutions for them. It is of critical importance also to enhance the protection of women and girls […] and ensure that women are involved in processes related to peace and development in the regionBorge Brende, Foreign Minister of Norway “The two strategies of protection and solutions should go hand in hand. To do this we need access […] this is the very big challenge,” stressed UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, who also attended the conference. The paper also noted that many protection issues in areas of displacement and potential return can contribute to violence and instability, and advocated for prioritizing measures to ensure physical security, freedom of movement and humanitarian access.The document also proposed strengthened response to sexual and gender-based violence as well as protection of children from violence exploitation and abuse. Photo: Espen Røst / Bistandsaktuelt Photo: Espen Røst / Bistandsaktuelt Photo: Espen Røst / Bistandsaktuelt Photo: Espen Røst / Bistandsaktuelt ‹ › Help people return to a dignified life – UN food security agencyUN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), one of the UN agencies attending the conference, underscored that the response efforts should focus on providing relief from the looming famine, as well as enabling people to return to a dignified life. While the [Nigerian] Government is committing significant budget to confront the security and humanitarian situation arising from the insurgency, we also need all the help and support we can get from the international communityGeoffrey Onyeama, Foreign Minister of Nigeria “Supporting agriculture is the key to both,” highlighted Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO Emergency and Rehabilitation Division, noting that supporting farmers to cultivate food would help freeing many from being trapped in cycles of severe hunger. A public health crisis – UN health agencySimilarly, the UN World Health Organization (WHO), represented at the conference by Rick Brennan, Director of WHO Emergency Operations, highlighted that the crisis in the region is also a public health crisis “with rates of death, malnutrition and disease rarely seen over the past 20 years.” “Between malnutrition and death, there is always disease,” explained the WHO official, adding: “Malnutrition lowers the body’s capacity to fight infection […] A malnourished child is far more prone to contract an infectious disease such as pneumonia, diarrhoea and measles – and then to die from that disease.” Children deserve a childhood – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom, in NigerMeanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom, this week travelled to south-east Niger where he highlighted the impacts of the ongoing crisis on hundreds of thousands of children, driven from their homes, out of education and at the risk of malnutrition. “As a father, it is hard for me to imagine how many of these children are caught up in this conflict. During my trip I have heard dreadful stories about children fleeing on foot, leaving everything behind, including the safety of their homes and classrooms,” said Mr. Bloom. During his visit, the renowned actor also visited Bosso (near the Niger-Nigeria border) where he met with families and children displaced by Boko Haram violence. “This visit has been extremely moving. Every single child I met is affected by this conflict and in desperate need of basic services such as clean water, psychological care and education to help them recover from the atrocities they have suffered and witnessed. They deserve a childhood,” said Bloom. read more

Mens soccer looks to bounce back against Oakland

Redshirt-junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov (32) takes a goal kick during a game against Northwestern Oct. 20 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The teams tied, 0-0.Credit: Eric Seger / Sports editorThe Ohio State men’s soccer team is getting a break from its Big Ten schedule Wednesday, when it welcomes the Oakland Golden Grizzlies to Columbus.Oakland (5-3-5, 3-0-1) is a member of the Horizon League, but Buckeye coach John Bluem said his team would be wrong to take the small conference school lightly.“We’ve played Oakland many times before and they are a very good attacking team,” he said. “One of the things we’ll have to make sure we do is to first, (is) bounce back after (Sunday’s game). It’s a short turnaround to play again on Wednesday night. We’ll also have to make sure we respect our opponent, we can’t look at Oakland and say, ‘This is a team from a smaller conference and we should be able to win.’ Well you know, that’s not how it’s going to happen for us, we’re going to have to fight every single game as hard as we can if we want to get a result.”Oakland enters the match against the Buckeyes (2-6-5, 0-2-2) coming off a 3-0 loss to another Big Ten team, then-No. 14 Michigan State. The Grizzlies sit in second place in the conference.Defense has been crucial to The Golden Grizzlies’ success this season, as they have only allowed an average of 1.23 goals per game this year. Oakland junior forward Joey Tinnion leads the team with 14 points (six goals and two assists) in 2013.Bluem said the Buckeyes have been “riding the coattails of an incredible goalkeeper this year,” and the defense will have to remain strong in Wednesday’s match.OSU redshirt-junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov said his job is to keep the team in the game at all times and that the team needs to remain focused in its upcoming matches.“It’s very important to keep the spirits of the younger guys up and make sure that they’re still checked in and focused on the season,” he said. “(The season) is still not over — everything is up for grabs. I think because we’ve been so close, the soccer gods will come through. We’ll get something eventually.”Three of OSU’s last four opponents have been ranked in the top 20 at the time it played them. Sophomore midfielder Zach Mason said confidence from playing those teams, after tying all three of them, will help the team finish the season strong.“We’re going to do what we’ve been doing (in practice),” he said. “I think we have a lot of confidence. You know, we’ll stick to the basics, stick to what we’ve been doing, we’ve been really close and I think we are right there.”Wednesday night’s game is set for 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The team’s next match is scheduled against Cleveland State Oct. 27, before it resumes conference play against No. 13 Penn State in Columbus Nov. 2.An earlier edition of this story noted that OSU had lost to the last three ranked teams it had played. The Buckeyes have in fact tied all three of these opponents. read more

Labour is no worse than other parties for antiSemitism Shami Chakrabarti claims

first_imgLabour is no worse than any other party when it comes to anti-Semitism, Shami Chakrabarti has claimed, adding that her report is more respected within the Party because she is an “insider”.The Shadow Attorney General said the debate on anti-Semitism has been “weaponised”, which she suggested was part of a wider “civil war” within Labour.Baroness Chakrabarti, whose report was branded a “whitewash” by critics after clearing the Party of anti-Semitism, said she had no regrets about announcing her affiliation to Labour while presiding over the review.Speaking at the Oxford Union on Wednesday night, she said: “The problem that I was asked to look at was a problem inside our party. Shami Chakrabarti (centre) takes her seat in the House of Lords Shami Chakrabarti (centre) takes her seat in the House of LordsCredit:PA Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn Labour party leader Jeremy CorbynCredit:PA “I thought it was quite important that there were people in the Labour Party, some of whom needed to change their conduct, their behaviour and their attitudes, knew that it was coming from an insider.”She added: “It’s too easy to diminish criticism as coming from the outside or from someone who is politically suspect, and I have finished my cross party job, I was going to do this anyway, and my view was that change has to come from within.” Chakrabarti addressed around 200 Oxford University students on Wednesday night Show more center_img Ms Chakrabarti, former director of Liberty, the civil liberties group, was asked by Jeremy Corbyn to look into claims of anti-Semitism in Labour after the suspension of Naz Shah, an MP, and Ken Livingstone, a former London mayor.The report, which Ms Chakrabarti published in the summer, found the party was not overrun by anti-Semitism or other forms of racism, but there was an “occasionally toxic atmosphere”.Addressing an audience of around 200 students in the Oxford Union debate chamber, she said: “By the way, I don’t believe that Labour is much worse than any other party, but I’m not getting into the competition.” She went on: “I’m saying to my fellow Labour Party members, there’s some work to do here. And I’m saying it in a moment when I know that the debate is to some extent weaponised.“People within any political party, and I’ve been learning this in recent times as a new member of a political party, will hunker down and say that every criticism is from the outside, every criticism is from an opponent, because that’s what people do, in a civil war, or where there’s a war going on.”Earlier this year it emerged that Jeremy Corbyn had given Ms Chakrabarti, civil liberties campaigner, a peerage weeks after she published a report that cleared the Labour Party of anti-Semitism. Chakrabarti addressed around 200 Oxford University students on Wednesday nightCredit: Andrew Matthews The decision by Mr Corbyn to offer a peerage to Ms Chakrabarti so near to the publication of her report was described as “appalling” by Labour MP John Mann. Last month, Wes Streeting MP called on the Labour peer to set out clearly when she was made aware that her name was on a longlist of peers drawn up by  Mr Corbyn and when the Labour leader first spoke to her about the honour.It came after claims that Baroness Chakrabarti was aware that she could be given a peerage before she was invited to investigate allegations of anti-Semitism and other forms of racism in the party.The shadow attorney general has strongly denied the claims and a spokesman for Mr Corbyn has said the first conversation between the pair about the peerage came after the report was concluded. By the way, I don’t believe that Labour is much worse than any other party, but I’m not getting into the competitionShami Chakrabarti Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Police officer awarded for bravery after bloodsoaked murderer arrested

Martin McDermott Martin McDermott was sentenced to life in prison following the attackCredit:SWNS A police officer has been commended for his composure in arresting a blood-soaked murderer who tried to decapitate a man and parade his head on a broomstick.Pc Richard Edge received the bravery award after confronting 60-year-old Martin McDermott and arresting him without using any force.The incident, which took place at a hostel in Derby last August, was described by Derbyshire Police as one of the most gruesome investigations officers had encountered.Leslie Salmon, a 44-year-old father, was stabbed in the neck during a brutal attack which lasted 15 minutes. When officers arrived they called for medical assistance, but Salmon died later that day.Bodycam footage has been released of the arrest, and shows Pc Edge ordering the suspect to walk slowly towards a garden shed and put his bloodied hands behind his back to be handcuffed by another officer.Pc Edge had a taser pointed on McDermott during the arrest, but did not use it. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Detective Inspector Gemma Booth, of Derbyshire Police, said: “When he was first arrested on suspicion of attempted murder at the scene he shouted ‘way hey’.”Sentencing, Judge Gregory Dickinson QC said: “You told the police you wanted to parade his head around on a pole through the hostel, and when the prosecution outlined that element I noticed the wry grin that was on your face.” McDermott was jailed for life to serve a minimum of 25 years at Nottingham Crown Court on February 12.Speaking at the constabulary awards ceremony this week, Derbyshire Police Chief Constable Peter Goodman said: “Nights such as this are a truly humbling experience – showing the incredible work that is done by officers across the county.” read more

Two Greek museums nominated for European Museum of the Year Award

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Two institutions in Greece have been nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award for 2019 among 40 international museum nominations.First on the list appears the Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology in Athens followed by Crete’s Museum of Ancient Eleutherna.The two museums are competing alongside prestigious museums from around Europe dedicated to specialised subjects, such as the Antonina Lesniewska Museum of Pharmacy in Warsaw, the Mastola Radio & TV Museum in Lahti, Finland, and the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire in the UK. The winners will be announced in May.The impressive Kotsanas Museum’s collection comprises of 150 permanent functional models and replicas of ancient Greek technological innovations, whereas guests also have the chance to experience guided tours and attend limited edition shows such as the highly recommended ‘Ancient War Machines’ running through December 31.Meanwhile, the museum of Eleutherna is the first museum on the island dedicated to an archaeological site and is innovative in that its permanent exhibition is constantly being renewed with finds from the museum’s collection of older and new discoveries from the active excavation of the ancient city.last_img read more

BSE Sensex hits record high bank stocks lead

first_imgNew Delhi/ Mumbai, March 25 (ANI): Indian stock market jumped nearly 1.5 percent to record highs surpassing their previous all-time highs hit just last week as lenders extended a recent rally boosted by strong foreign investor flows. The Nifty ended 1.36 percent higher after marking a lifetime high of 6,591.50, while the benchmark Sensex finished 1.38 percent up after touching a record high of 22,074.34, surpassing their previous milestones hit on March 18. The prospect that the upcoming elections will usher in a new government led by the BJP is also aiding the gains, given market perceptions that the party has a more business-friendly stance.last_img

DIG Mizan to be brought to book says home minister

first_imgDIG Mizanur RahmanHome minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday said that the process is underway to take action against suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman.”No one is above the law. He has already been suspended,” UNB quoted the minister as saying.He was talking to reporters after a function marking the signing of the annual performance agreement of the security services division under the home ministry.A private TV channel reported recently that Mizan gave Tk 4 million to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) director Khandaker Enamul Bashir to get clean chit in a corruption case.DIG Mizan was an additional commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). He was withdrawn on 9 January last year following the allegation of threatening a female news presenter of a private television channel.He had also reportedly married a woman forcibly and tortured her. Mizan allegedly picked up the 25-year-old woman in July 2017 and forcibly married her.He had also implicated her in a false case whereby she was arrested and remained in jail for three weeks.About the missing nephew of former state minister for home Tanjim Ahmed Sohel Taj, the home minister said Sohel Taj called him abput the matter. “A general diary was lodged in this regard. I have asked the law enforcement agencies to look into it,” he said.Asaduzzaman said there ate two possiblities. “Someone might have picked him up or he might have gone somewhere. He will be traced no matter where he might be.”About placing an assistant superintendent of police in charge of a police station instead of an inspector, he said once a sub-inspector used to be in charge of a police station. “The country is gpoing ahead. There’s no such decision right now. It is an ongoing process.”The minister expressed the hope that his ministry will achieve more progress in the coming year than in the last.Of the four departments under the ministry, Fire Service and Civil Defence did well, he said, expressing hope that the annual performance agreement will help ensure good governance, transparency and stimulate overall activities.last_img read more

Injuries in headon collision on Pieters road Ladysmith

first_imgA taxi and a carrier bakkie collided head-on on the Pieters road today (March 24).The taxi was heading towards the industrial area and the bakkie towards Ezakheni when they crashed.It is unclear as to what exactly happened, as the roads were wet due to the rain that was pouring down.Read more: Breaking News: Massive fire at Durban Warehouse near the docks can be seen for milesAlso read: Water levels in dams around Ladysmith stay constant, with Cape dam levels droppingTraffic police were on scene, controlling traffic flow. Several people were injured and transported to hospital by emergency personnel.Motorists are urged to drive carefully in these inclement weather conditions.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Contrasting politics of China Hong Kong Taiwan

first_img(AP) – China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, all societies rooted in Chinese culture, have developed very different ways of selecting their leaders and taking part in public affairs. The distinctions are highlighted as China undergoes its once-a-decade transition to a new slate of Communist Party leaders in Beijing this month. Despite China’s dramatic transformation into an economic superpower, the authoritarian legacy of communist founder Mao Zedong continues to weigh heavily on the country’s politics, leaving the vast majority of the population with little voice or knowledge of how their leaders are chosen. The process remains steeped in secrecy and backroom dealings. China’s territory of Hong Kong has a high degree of autonomy, freedom of the press and limited democracy, but its politics remains highly constrained by Beijing’s wariness over threats to its authority. The former British colony now directly elects 40 of 70 legislators, but the head of the regional government is still elected by a special body limited to just 1,200 members. Taiwan, in stark contrast to China, shrugged off authoritarian rule and underwent a transition over the past two decades to complete democracy, with sometimes-rowdy elections and a thriving civil society. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

Greater Sydney Tourisms Night Of Nights

first_imgSource = Greater Sydney Tourism Awards The Greater Sydney Tourism Awards Gala Dinner was held on the 19th July at the Doltone House, Sylvania Waters, where 37 finalists eagerly awaited the announcement the winners for 2012. The winners were declared and celebrated in an evening of festivities hosted by Andrew Daddo and attended by over 200 tourism industry representatives. The Gala Dinner was an evening that epitomised the excellence, passion and spirit that makes the tourism industry in Greater Sydney shine, with great food, great entertainment, and of course lots of great winning smiles!16 entries were awarded the grand achievement of a Gold Winner Award, with most awarded automatic finalist status for the NSW Tourism Awards to be held on 22nd, November 2012.The process was rigorous and solid with 19 judges involved in the process which was fully audited by Baker & Baptist Pty Ltd. The Greater Sydney Tourism Awards are designed to not only recognise achievements but to provide valuable feedback to the businesses on how to improve their businesses for a greater return.The winners for 2012 are as follows:Local Government Award for TourismAWARD WINNER Sutherland Shire TourismSpecialised Tourism ServicesAWARD WINNER Mowbray Park Farm HolidaysFestivals & EventsAWARD WINNER International Sand Sculpting CompetitionTourist AttractionsAWARD WINNER Featherdale Wildlife ParkHeritage & Cultural TourismAWARD WINNER Cronulla & National Park Ferry CruisesTour & Transport AWARD WINNER Life’s An AdventureAdventure TourismAWARD WINNER Life’s An AdventureRegistered ClubsAWARD WINNER Richmond ClubTourism Education & Training AWARD WINNER Travel 21fiftythree, Western Sydney Institute of TAFE Unique AccommodationAWARD WINNER Calabash Bay Lodge Deluxe AccommodationAWARD WINNER The Sebel Resort & Spa Hawkesbury ValleyEcotourismAWARD WINNER Royal Coast WalksJudges Commendation Award for Tourism Business ExcellenceAWARD WINNER TrainworksWestlink M7 Greater Sydney Champion AwardAWARD WINNER Cornwallis HousePeople’s Choice AwardAWARD WINNER Bundeena Kayaks & Stand Up Paddle BoardsOutstanding Contribution by an Individual AwardAWARD WINNER Jenny-Lee StefasThe Chairman of Greater Sydney Tourism Inc, Mr Paul Page, congratulated the winners and said “This event has managed to gain great recognition for the businesses in the Greater Sydney area that sometimes are placed in a hard task of competing with the city locations”. Paul continued to say it was a great night and it was wonderful to see so many people and businesses being part of celebrating the tourism industry.Westlink M7, the principle supporter of this year’s event, is an advocate of the importance of visitors to the Greater Sydney region. Jeff McCarthy, Executive General Manager of Westlink M7 said today, “We are pleased to be the Principle Partner in the 2012 Greater Sydney Tourism Awards, which recognises the achievements of local tourism businesses in the Greater Sydney area. The M7 makes it easy for visitors to visit local tourism attractions such as the Western Sydney Parklands, Olympic sites, and Hawkesbury Harvest to name a few”. The Hon Graham Annesley MP, Minister for Sport and Recreation, represented the Minister for Tourism and Major Events, the Hon George Souris MP, at the Awards and said, “As the Minister for Sport & Recreation, I get to meet quite a few individuals and team sport participants, many of them elite athletes and leaders in their chosen field. Tonight we are here to acclaim elite businesspeople, leaders in their chosen field, who have justly earned respect and praise.” Minister Annesley congratulated the efforts of Greater Sydney tourism operators and emphasised their contribution to the further growth and development of tourism across NSW.This awards program is strongly supported by advocates of economic return to the Greater Sydney region, such as Westlink M7, Destination NSW, Sutherland Shire Council, ANSTO, Aurora Research, Datatrax Touchscreens, Stralia Web, Adstyle Graphic Design, Adelphi Print and Pack 2 Go mobile technology. In addition, the following councils are committed to tourism growth in their area and have partnered in this program; Penrith City Council, Hills Shire Council, Sutherland Shire Council, Macarthur region & Hawkesbury City Council. last_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact In addition, Arizona Sports 98.7 FM’s Dan Bickley’s band, Whiskey’s Quicker, will be playing at the festival on Sunday, as part of the four-day event that is slated to host musical acts by Beatlemania Live, Kool & The Gang and other local bands.There will also be appearances by Cardinals cheerleaders, Big Red and Cardinals players. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. The Live broadcast begins at 7:00 p.m. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Arizona Cardinals will host a spring tailgate open to fans of all ages Thursday as part of the Big Red Rib & Music Festival on the Great Lawn at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.In addition to great food and fun, Cardinals fans can take part in a live TV special with Michael Bidwill, Steve Keim and Bruce Arians as they preview the 2014 NFL Draft and season.The live TV special will be co-hosted by Arizona Sports 98.7 FM’s own Paul Calvisi and Ron Wolfley, and will be televised on Fox Sports Arizona.center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories last_img read more

Beijing China – Reported by Elite Traveler the p

first_imgBeijing, China – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineFollowing the successful opening of EAST, Hong Kong in January 2010, EAST, Beijing is to officially open at INDIGO in Chaoyang District, Beijing late September 2012.EAST, Beijing is located in Jiangtai in the Chaoyang District of Beijing within INDIGO, a joint venture development by Swire Properties Limited and Sino-Ocean Land Holdings Limited. Following The Opposite House at Sanlitun Village, EAST, Beijing is Swire Hotels’ second hotel in the capital and the fourth in Asia.Only 15 minutes from the Beijing International Capital Airport, Jiangtai is one of the most attractive business addresses in Beijing. Its proximity to the city’s Wangjing area, home to some of the most prestigious local and multinational corporations, makes the property ideal for business travelers.The hotel has 369 rooms, including 23 suites, offering Urban View rooms with panoramic scenes of Beijing’s iconic downtown and Park View rooms overlooking a 17-hectare park under development adjacent to the property. All rooms come equipped with a built-in array of international power-points, iPod touch technology and complimentary WiFi broadband internet access is available in-room and throughout the hotel. Beast (Body by EAST) includes a fully equipped gym, a swimming pool and an outdoor splash pool. The executive floors and executive lounge, Upstairs, can be found on the hotel’s top two floors and offers additional benefits and VIP services. Dining and entertainment are highlighted by two restaurants, Feast (Food by EAST), an all-day dining restaurant serving up international favorites, and Hagaki, a California-inspired Japanese restaurant, while Xian is a multi-element bar, lounge and music venue on the ground floor.The Workshop is EAST, Beijing’s meeting and events space with the latest technology and a dedicated events team, as well as an open kitchen area, a noodle bar and a candy wall for scheduled meals or impromptu snacks.The hotel is connected to the INDIGO shopping mall and adjacent to ONE INDIGO, a Grade-A office tower and will be connected to the Beijing Subway Line 14 in the future. “We’re very excited about the opening of EAST, Beijing. Continuing with what we’re doing in Hong Kong, our philosophy for the EAST brand is to create a lifestyle business hotel that is going to rejuvenate you when you are tired; energize you when you are in search of fun; and support you when it’s time for business,” said Brian Williams, managing director of Swire Hotels.www.east-beijing.comlast_img read more

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