Dates for Zeids Sri Lanka visit not set

“No confirmation of dates yet,” the High Commissioner’s spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani told the Colombo Gazette. The dates for the visit to Sri Lanka by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein have not yet been fixed.Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka this year and there is a possibility the visit will take place before March. The High Commissioner has been invited to visit Sri Lanka and see firsthand the developments on the human rights issue after the new government took office.The government is set to brief the UN Human Rights Council in June on the progress made in the domestic process to address accountability issues over the war. (Colombo Gazette) However the High Commissioner’s office said the dates for the visit have not yet been confirmed. read more

Austrian Nursing Students spend two weeks at Brock

It was a brief visit to Canada, but two third-year nursing students from Austria gained valuable experiences during a two-week internship with the Brock University Department of Nursing.Maria Schmidt and Lisa Manzenreiter are enrolled in the Paracelsus Private Medical University of Salzburg, Austria, which requires a mandatory internship that can be fulfilled anywhere in the world.“We found out about the partnership with Brock University from our professor at Paracelsus who provided us with a list of opportunities,” said Manzenreiter.When the pair saw Brock was an option, they thought it would be a great opportunity to see the Canadian landscape in the fall.Schmidt said everyone at Brock made them feel welcome.“There are a lot of people who wanted to help us, and there is a lot of support for us here from the students and staff.”The pair was provided with a calendar of classes they were invited to attend.“Through the classes, we have learned about Canada as another type of healthcare system with similar concepts and interventions to those in Austria,” said Manzenreiter.Having the Paracelsus international students here is a reciprocal agreement for Brock nursing students, said Brock Department of Nursing Chair Dawn Prentice.“Not only does the agreement with Paracelsus provide Brock with the opportunity to raise the international profile of its Nursing program, it also provides Brock nursing students with the opportunity to learn about healthcare in another country,” she said.During the two week internship, Schmidt and Manzenreiter participated in a simulated blood transfusion and a nasogastric tube placement scenario. They also attended a community clinical with a student who was implementing art therapy with seniors, which allowed them to interact with seniors in a retirement home and carve pumpkins with some of the patients. The pair agreed it was a fun experience, especially because if they were to visit a nursing home in Austria, it would have been different because of stricter regulations.Schmidt said the lab setting at Brock was also a new experience for the pair.“Because we are specialized to be psychiatric nurses, we had not experienced a clinical lab setting exactly like what is taught here,” she said. “Brock has a lab with patient simulators that includes babies and a mother giving birth, which we do not have in our program.”Schmidt and Manzenreiter are now encouraging Brock nursing students to participate in an internship at Paracelsus.“We invite you to visit our amazing country. Austria is very beautiful. We have snow in winter, warm summers, lots of lakes and the Alps,” said Schmidt.She said Austrian cities are old, with Vienna being a standout.“But Salzburg, where our university is located, has a long history of classical music. It is the city where Mozart was born and has many cultural experiences. Any Brock students with an opportunity to visit Paracelsus should definitely come. They won’t be disappointed,” Schmidt said. read more

Research in Progress Colloquium Speaker Series continues Feb 10

Brock University Prof. Rajiv Kaushik will be speaking Feb. 10 as part of the 2013-2014 Research in Progress Colloquium Series.Brock University Prof. Rajiv Kaushik will be presenting a talk titled ‘Graphic Reality & Representational Fiction: The Return of the Repressed & An Alternative History of Painting’ as part of the 2013-2014 Department of Philosophy Research in Progress Colloquium Series.This event is free of charge and all are welcome to attend.Who: Department of Philosophy Prof. Rajiv Kaushik,What: Research in Progress Colloquium Speaker SeriesWhere: International Centre Building, IC 306, Brock UniversityWhen: Monday, Feb. 10, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.Subject: Graphic Reality & Representational Fiction: The Return of the Repressed & An Alternative History of Painting read more

As Somalia combats insecurity drought worsens more rapidly than projected – UN

The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council, calling for more than $800 million in aid to offset the impact of a severe drought in a country that is already battling insecurity and poverty.“The humanitarian crisis has deteriorated more rapidly than was originally projected,” the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Raisedon Zenenga, told the Council in New York.He said that people are dying and need protection, particularly women and children, as drought conditions force them to migrate from rural areas to town, and as sexual violence increases in displacement camps.“The scaled up response by humanitarian agencies has averted a famine in the country thus far, but the crisis is unlikely to abate any time soon. The needs for humanitarian assistance are increasing faster than the pace of response,” said Mr. Zenenga, who is also the deputy of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia or UNSOM.At least $669 million has been received or pledged for the effort, leaving a gap of $831 million in the revised 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan.More than six million people are affected, of whom only about three million have been reached with food rations.In the longer-term, the country’s structural problems must be addressed and resilience built, so the country can withstand extreme climatic conditions, the senior UN official said.Peacebuilding and State-buildingAside from the humanitarian needs, Somalia faces continued insecurity, predominantly from Al Shabaab.In today’s address, Mr. Zenenga applauded the Security Council-mandated African Union troops, known as AMISOM, which have provided “the backbone of security in Somalia over the past 10 years.” He called on donor countries to assist with “predictable funding,” ideally through assessed contributions, to support the troops.The call echoes that of the Special Representative, Michael Keating, who took part last week in the London Conference on Somalia.As a result of the Conference, the international community reached a security agreement and defined a so-called New Partnership for the country, which sets out a framework to meet the Government’s priority political, security and economic recovery plan. A follow-up meeting is planned for October.These efforts build towards universal elections which are scheduled for 2020, what Mr. Zenenga called “a defining litmus test of the progress made towards a properly functioning State.” This past February, the Parliament elected Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo to be the new President since direct elections could not be held safely in the country. In 2020, Somalia aims to hold direct elections.Ahead of that vote, building up the country’s security and police force, so that it can start taking over responsibility from AMISOM, is a top priority. read more

No man will reach full potential unless women reach theirs UN says

“It is time to further our collective action to end violence against women and girls for good,” the Secretary-General said marking the Day, which on 25 November, highlights that around the world, more than 1 in 3 women in their lives have experienced physical violence, sexual violence, or both.The Day also spotlights the work of women’s rights activists, who are being targeted at “alarming levels”, and violence against women politicians, which hamper women’s rights. “It is time for united action from all of us, so that women and girls around the world can live free from harassment, harmful practices, and all other forms of violence,” Mr. Guterres said.The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against women, one of the ways that the UN is helping the international community fight this scourge, is a grant system that has given away more than $129 million to groups and individuals supporting women’s rights.The UN is also involved in the recently launched ‘Spotlight Initiative’ with the European Union to connect UN efforts with the work of national governments and civil society; and the UN Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Initiative.Among other efforts, the UN launched a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual harassment and has said that it is committed to continuing the ‘UNiTE to End Violence against Women’ Campaign, under the new title ‘UNiTE by 2030’.The UNiTE Campaign will mark this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from 25 November through 10 December, under the theme Leave No One Behind: Ending Violence against Women and Girls”.In her message for the day, the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, focused on the #MeToo campaign, which brought “the ugly face of violence out into the light.” She urged the global community to end discrimination and to restore human rights and dignity, so that all girls and women were treated as equals. Afghan women and girlsIn Afghanistan, the top UN official in the country stressed that “life free from all forms of violence is the right of every Afghan woman and girl.”Calling for violence against women in Afghanistan to immediately stop, Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said that no Afghan man will achieve his full potential unless women and girls in Afghanistan reach theirs. “For Afghan women to achieve their full potential and their immense capacity in development, in peace and in security, the violations of the rights of women and girls, particularly through violence, must cease,” he said.“Violence against women and girls is not inevitable,” said Rebecca Tavares, Country Representative ad interim for the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). “There are many ways to prevent violence in the first place, and to stop its recurrence.”The UN family in Afghanistan stressed that alongside the effective legal and institutional mechanisms for access to justice, stopping violence against women requires an effort from all of us, from every individual, to speak out against violence in homes, workplaces and social settings. read more

Fans abuzz after NHL awards its 32nd franchise to Seattle

SEATTLE — John Barr understood it was likely a foregone conclusion and yet as NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman spoke nearly 3,000 miles away, he found himself getting emotional watching the televisions in the packed bar.Barr was among fans watching Tuesday morning as Seattle was awarded an NHL expansion franchise following a unanimous vote by the Board of Governors in Sea Island, Georgia, ending a lengthy dance between the league and the city that will finally see professional hockey return to the city. Seattle was the first U.S. city to win the Stanley Cup back in 1917. More than 100 years later, they’ll have that chance again.“I was always optimistic but I didn’t think it was ever a guarantee. Might have got a little watery eyed there,” said Barr, who has headed up the website and been a voice for hockey fans in Seattle. “It’s been a long haul and there’s been some ups and downs but I think the wait is worth it.”The Seattle ownership group organized the watch party as a central gathering spot to celebrate the announcement and hand out swag a short distance from the Seattle Center, where the yet-to-be named team will begin play in a reconstructed Seattle Center Arena in 2021.“Is there a better hockey morning than this morning in Seattle?” said Mayor Jenny Durkan, who took a little of the suspense out of Bettman’s announcement by revealing the outcome of the vote about 10 minutes early. “This is just a great thing for Seattle and I’m so honoured to be part of it.”Dave Tippett, an adviser for the ownership group who had a front row seat for all the behind the scenes work that went into the pitch to the NHL, joined the fans in Seattle while his bosses were in Georgia.“It’s been coming a long time. The turning point for me, and this was before I was involved, was watching the season tickets go on sale and in 10 minutes sold 12,000 tickets,” Tippett said. “We knew there was an unbelievable following here so it’s been fun to get to know people here and get to experience some of the excitement of bringing a team here.”For now, the NHL will serve to satisfy Seattle’s winter sports itch that’s existed since the SuperSonics left for Oklahoma City in 2008. There’s also hope that the rebuilt arena and the foundation being laid by the NHL’s 32nd franchise will help bring the NBA back.If there was a tinge of disappointment, it came with the decision that the team won’t start until the 2021-22 season.The initial was hope for a 2020 start, but arena renovations may not be done in time. As it stands, team President Tod Leiweke said the hope is the building will open in the first quarter of 2021. The first team to call the facility home will likely be the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, before the NHL team begins in the fall.“I’ve been at this eight years so it’s going to be another two years for 2020, another one for 2021, I can do it,” Barr said. “They have all the information. I think it’s the right call. We want to launch this right.”___More AP NHL: and Booth, The Associated Press read more

Hansford Sensors wins TVBMA export award for vibration monitoring

first_imgMonitoring of rotating parts is critical to avoid plant stoppage, including crushers and conveyors. Although it is only four years since Hansford Sensors was formed by Managing Director, Chris Hansford, the company has grown consistently over this time and exports over 80% of its turnover. This was recently recognised with this award.Hansford commented, “With the downturn in the economy in the UK, we set our sights on overseas markets and now sell our vibration sensors into over 40 countries. Asia has been particularly fruitful, with an incredible rise in products sold into the Australian marketplace, thanks to the hard work of our distributor in New South Wales.”He continued, ” We are now working at attacking other export areas and we have recently visited Mexico and the USA, discussing how our products can be applied into the maintenance management of industrial plant and machinery .”He also praised the team back at the new premises: “Their enthusiasm, efforts and dedication have all contributed to the growth and success of the company.”last_img read more

Skype to acquire Qik Confirmed

first_imgUPDATE 1/6/10 2:28pm: This is official. See below.An unnamed source, as they typically are, is indicating that Skype is expected to announce at CES 2011 its intention to acquire Qik for $100 million. Qik offers a service similar to Skype, but for mobile phones and tablets which allow users to video chat in addition to the ability to send and receive video mail. Qik users can also record video with their mobile phone and have it instantly uploaded to the web or, if they choose, video can be viewed as it is recording offering mobile phone users the unique ability to stream live video. Skype nor Qik have confirmed an acquisition is imminent, but that is almost as predictable as a source being unnamed.AdChoices广告Qik would be a nice compliment to Skype’s services, especially since it extends much of what the company does and does not due to mobile phones. Having a dominant presence on mobile devices would definitely allow Skype to drive growth as already indicated by Qik’s growth this past year. Qik began 2010 with 600,000 users and ended the year with 5 million. That’s a growth rate of over 700%! Helping drive that growth is the fact that Qik has teamed up nicely with Google’s Android operating system. It’s growth has also been impressive over the last year and expects to continue in 2011.When you look at the numbers its hard to imagine why Skype wouldn’t acquire Qik considering the new services the company brings to the table. The 5 million users which could also be encouraged to use existing Skype services is not a bad thing to acquire either.Read more at Business Insider.Update- We just heard- This is official! The release is: Skype to Acquire Qiklast_img read more

Musician Leon Russell 74 dies in Nashville

first_imgNASHVILLE, Tenn. — Leon Russell, who performed, sang and produced some of rock ‘n’ roll’s top records, has died. He was 74.Russell’s wife, Jan Bridges, said in a statement that her husband died in his sleep Sunday at their Nashville home. She said Russell had heart bypass surgery in July and had been planning on resuming touring in January.His final performance was July 10 in Nashville.Besides his music, Russell was known for his striking appearance: wispy white hair halfway down his back and that covered much of his face.“A true patriarch has been lost,” said Beau Charron, Russell’s guitar and pedal steel player, said in a statement. “Leon Russell fathered many musicians and fans thru life and love with his music. On his own terms. My years with him have shaped me in profound ways, and I am heartbroken to lose my mentor and friend.”Tributes poured in from entertainers who appreciated Russell’s gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues and country music.On Twitter, Cat Stevens wrote that Russell was “a great influence and songwriter.” Charlie Daniels said Russell “left a lot of great music behind.” And Richard Marx tweeted: “What an extraordinary messenger of beauty he was.”Russell played keyboard for the Los Angeles studio team known as the Wrecking Crew, helping producer Phil Spector develop his game-changing wall of sound approach in the 1960s.last_img read more

Five Cays athlete and scholar gets a boost from Bugaloos

first_img Related Items:#Bugaloo’s, #La’ShanoPierre, #MichaelStolow, magneticmedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 18, 2017 – Providenciales – La’Shano Pierre of Five Cays, Providenciales is doing the kinds of things we want to see more and more young men of this country or of any country doing.   Pierre, at just 17 is investing in and taking responsibility for his personal development through sports and tertiary level education.The former member of the Rising Stars basketball club and first year student at Manchester College in the UK, where he is studying Business Management,  is a stand out athlete and earned high grades and was therefore shocked when he was not among the 2017 Government scholarship winners.    Perplexed and gravely distressed, young #La’ShanoPierre was like Nehemiah of the Bible who appeared so downcast that the king was forced to ask his usually diligent server, what was wrong.Mike Stolow, owner and manager at Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl in Five Cays, similarly noticed the depressed demeanor of Pierre and he too asked his noble employee, what was wrong.   The discouraging news moved Mr. Stolow in a way that moved mountains for young La’Shano and what just moments before had seemed an insurmountable obstacle was erased by a caring heart, a kind question and a benevolent gift.“The owner always encouraged me to keep my head up and push forward to achieve my goals.   As we approached the beginning of the school year, I was certain that I would be selected to return to England, since my grades were very high.   However, I received the list of students chosen, and my name was not on it.   Needless to say, I was so despondent and it showed on my face when I arrived at work.   That’s when the owner pulled me aside and told me that Bugaloo’s would cover the cost of my next academic year.   He said he was proud of my academic achievements and my work ethics at #Bugaloo’s and I deserved to go.   This uplifted me in a way I will always remember,” said La’Shano, who had worked at the restaurant over his summer breaks.In a heartfelt story to #MagneticMedia, the young man sets the stage.    Pierre was born and raised in Five Cays and like so many others of his generation and community, loves the sport of basketball.Bugaloo’s was already an appreciated entity because it supported youth programs and sports development.“From a very young age my friends and I could always count on Bugaloo’s support and sponsorship at various basketball tournaments locally and abroad.   When I was unable to go to the YBOA basketball nationals, because of a lack of funds, Bugaloo’s stepped forward and sponsored me.   Throughout the years they have always kept in touch with us to make sure we were heading along the right path.    When I came home from studying abroad for the summer, they offered me a job so I could save money for my upcoming school year.”It turns out that this amazing report from La’shano was more than a story of a student who got a scholarship from a kind company, but a beacon of an example of how corporate TCI can be and has been actively involved in cultivating fine citizens by ensuring they are there to pick them up, even when they are let down.“Throughout my time at Bugaloos one of the things I valued the most was the positive mentoring sessions on life and business management, which really enhanced my knowledge helping me to reach my goal of becoming a future entrepreneur. I went from despair to joy because someone believed in a young man from Five Cays. I hope to be a role model for all the young men of Five Cays who are so often forgotten.”When the king helped Nehemiah, who was downcast and broken to fulfill his dream of leading the men of his nation in the rebuilding the wall of Israel, which was the heritage of their forefathers, it lead to a rebuilt people pulled from degradation and shame.Mike Stolow may not be a royalty as modern times would define it, but his king sized heart and his king sized gift to a young man on a mission to build his life as an example of what is possible, even out of Five Cays, is as regal and resplendent as it gets.“First of all, I would like to Thank God for his blessings upon my life, also I would like to thank my Family and friends and every member of the community for their support. The opportunity that Bugaloos has brought before me goes to show that no matter who you are once you are focused and determined opportunities will come your way.”La’Shano Pierre of Five Cays was sad because he had gotten some terrible news; but he cleaned himself up and mustered the courage to face the day.  Young La’Shano went to work, and through his grit, earned much more than a day’s pay, he earned the respect of this journalist, our organization and even more significantly at the time… the admiration of his mentor, employer and sponsor: #MichaelStolow who gave the kind of gift only a king could give.“I would once again like to thank the owner and the team at Bugaloos as well as the members of my community. Thank you for your support and the opportunity you have given me. I assure you that I won’t disappoint.”And as we pray for La’Shano, a budding Business Manager, to continue to do well at university in the United Kingdom, we are certain that just as he has promised, he will not disappoint. T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019 Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #Metoo-movement-type complaint, now investigation of high-ranking TCI Police Officer opened TCI: Man safe now, says he was trapped after lightning hit truck and it burst into flameslast_img read more

5year term for Blade Runner Pistorius

first_imgPRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.Delivering her sentence, Judge Thokozile Masipa cited the “gross negligence” the double-amputee Olympic runner showed when he shot Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.Pistorius, who had cried and wretched during his trial, was unemotional as he stood to hear his sentence. His prison term begins immediately and he was led down a flight of stairs and toward holding cells before leaving the South African courthouse in the armored vehicle.Pistorius could be released after 10 months in jail to serve the remainder under house arrest, according to legal experts.Steenkamp’s parents were also in court to hear the sentence and the dead model’s mother, June, said justice had been done. A close friend of Steenkamp, Gina Myers, said: “I really don’t think any of us will heal anytime soon … there will always be questions.”Pistorius’ uncle, Arnold Pistorius, said: “Oscar will embrace this opportunity to pay back to society.” He appealed to reporters to give the family privacy after what he called “20 months of relentless public trial.”last_img read more

Taylor Swift takes a stand against online fan wars over female artists

first_imgThis isn’t a plea from Swift to her fans specifically (she is known for her extremely close and mutually supportive relationship with her fanbase), but to all fans of female artists generally to celebrate and support women succeeding in the genre, rather than relentlessly dragging one another and creating drama where there is none.You Need To Calm Down is here to serve as your official reminder that pop queendom, like so many other things in life, is not a zero-sum game. By all means worship and support your fave, but don’t forget: They ALL got crowns, don’t step on their gowns. The 2018 year in tech, movies and Taylor Swift (CNET… null Share your voice Global superstar Taylor Swift has deftly been showing haters the door since around 2010 when she released Mean, an iconic banjo-powered critique of her detractors. In her latest song, You Need to Calm Down (the video went up Monday morning), she’s turned her attention to highlighting the hate being thrown around the internet between fans of female pop artists.It’s nothing new to see brilliant women being compared as though they’re inadvertent players in some kind of anti-feminist Top Trumps game. But frequenters of Stan Twitter, where the most ardent music fans hang out, can sometimes take things to a whole new level.”Enjoy your problematic fave,” is a popular refrain. “Sis can’t even sing,” an average retort. Then there are the “retweet for Ariana Grande, like for Beyoncé,” popularity contests and their many variants. And just like that, appreciation for female musicians and their vast bodies of work is reduced to an arbitrary, inexact and petty form of one-upmanship.These examples are on the vanilla end of the spectrum, but hint at the specific brand of aggression between fans that perpetuates the myth that there’s only so much room at the top for women and a fight to the death is required to decide the winner. But as Swift, one of pop’s true superstars, points out in You Need To Calm Down, this kind of thinking is just a myth.Most people’s biggest takeaway from Swift’s song (released Friday) is the overt stand she takes against homophobia. But she’s also inserted another important lesson into the lyrics that shouldn’t be overlooked, and that’s to stop pitting successful female artists against one another online.”And we see you over there on the internet/Comparing all the girls who are killing it/But we figured you out/We all know now we all got crowns/You need to calm down,” she chants in the bridge. There are no losers when women succeed, Swift seems to suggest. Except perhaps those who are getting caught up in dragging each other’s faves online.In the music video, Swift takes this message one step further. On a stage decorated with a “Pop Queen Pageant” banner stands a lineup of the world’s biggest female pop artists (represented by drag artists): Nicki Minaj, Adele, Cardi B, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Adele, Lady Gaga and of course Taylor Swift herself. RuPaul in his role as judge proceeds onto the stage with a crown on a velvet cushion, but rather than presenting to one star or another, he instead flings it into the air with glee. Taylor Swift/YouTube The video ends with former adversaries Perry and Swift (the actual pop stars, not their doppelgangers) — dressed as a burger and fries respectively — hugging it out with peace-at-last energy. This is more than a public reconciliation — it’s two role models setting an example for the rest of us. It also reiterates that while fans might be out there trying to pit females stars against one another, most of them are actually pretty good friends, rendering stan wars pointless and unnecessary. Taylor Swift 0 0:39 Music Online Now playing: Watch this: Tagslast_img read more

Full Show Harveys Impact On The Housing Market And Saigon Stories Sept

first_img Share On Monday’s edition of Houston Matters: For weeks following Tropical Storm Harvey, the George R. Brown Convention center downtown was used to house thousands of evacuees — until today. As KHOU is reporting, the last evacuees were bused out of the GRB early this morning bound for other shelters around town. We talk with the Red Cross about where those evacuees were headed and about lessons learned from the process of housing displaced Houstonians.Also this hour: With so many Houstonians displaced by Harvey, what will it mean for the apartment and housing market? We talk with Tom McCasland, director for Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department to find out.Then: Houstonians know Lily Jang as a former morning news anchor for KHOU 11. A first generation American, her family moved to the United States from Saigon when she was just a year old. Jang and Houston Public Media traveled to Vietnam together to discover the vibrant country and culture there today for a program called Saigon Stories, in conjunction with Ken Burns’ new documentary The Vietnam War. Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talks with Jang about the special and her return trip to Vietnam.Plus: The Astros kick off their final home stand of the regular season, and the Texans prepare to face the Patriots. We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.last_img read more

Black Ops Declassified can be completed in under an hour

first_imgNot many people expected Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified on the PS Vita to be much good, but no could have predicted how short the single-player campaign would actually turn out to be.According to a review by PocketGamer, the single player campaign can be completed in just 45 minutes, which is a shockingly short amount of time for a game that retails at $49.99. The campaign consists of ten missions and apparently they can be completed in three to four minutes each. That claim is backed up by other reviews, with GameInformer stating they completed it in only 42 minutes.It’s not unusual for a Call of Duty campaign to be short. The console and PC version single player gameplay lasts around six hours, but if Declassified can be finished in under an hour, it makes it one of the shortest retail games ever released. Fans will argue that Call of Duty is played for the multiplayer over anything else, which is true, but for the price you’re paying the single player should at least equal to that of other versions.Black Ops Declassified has got poor reviews across the board (the game’s Metacritic rating is 29), which isn’t good news for the Vita. If this first person shooter had turned out better, it could have really sold the handheld to gamers and COD fans in particular.I would not be surprised to see many copies of the game being returned on the day of purchase. If that happens, Activision will either have to accept Declassified isn’t going to make any kind of profit, or choose to rush out some DLC to extend the single-player experience. Whatever happens, expect to see the game in bargain bins or suspiciously missing from store shelves in the run up to Christmas.via VideoGamerlast_img read more

Gold biscuits worth Rs 53 lakh seized from Bongaon 1 arrested

first_imgKolkata: Senior officials of the Customs along with the police seized gold biscuits worth nearly Rs 53 lakh from Bongaon in North 24-Parganas on Friday night. One person has been arrested in this connection so far. The accused, Suman Mondal, a resident of Boyalda village in Bongaon, had been carrying a bag containing the gold biscuits. Acting on a tip-off, the Customs officials conducted raids and arrested him from Choruigachi area for his alleged involvement in a gold smuggling racket. The accused was later handed over to the police by Customs officials for further investigation. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to the preliminary investigation, the police and Customs officials suspect that the accused might be a part of an international gold smuggling racket. There are others involved in the racket as well, police suspect. According to the cops, as many as 14 gold biscuits were found in his possession weighing around 600 grams. It may be mentioned that the police and Customs have intercepted a number of youths in the district in the past few months and seized gold from them. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA probe is being conducted to ascertain if there are any connections between all the incidents. The district police have also intensified the surveillance in the bordering areas of Bongaon. The preliminary investigation suggests that the accused changed route following some recent incidents in which smugglers bringing gold bars and biscuits from abroad were intercepted at Kolkata airport. The accused then began smuggling gold along the India-Bangladesh border in certain districts. As there was stringent surveillance in all the airports these days, it has become difficult for the smugglers to bring in gold from abroad.last_img read more

Former strip club turned boutique hotel The Broadview Hotel opens in TO

first_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Toronto 1 2 3 4 5Next Former strip club turned boutique hotel: The Broadview Hotel opens in TO Rooftop drinks next to the ‘No Vacancy’ sign, where guests will find a private rooftop dining spaceTORONTO — It took three years to transform a beautiful but down-at-the-heels Romanesque Revival building in Toronto’s east side – once the highest tower east of the Don River – from Jilly’s strip club into The Broadview Hotel.From its original days in 1891 as a social club, bicycle club, even a curling club – and finally, in its last incarnation, Jilly’s strip club (with a rooming house on the floors above), the building has seen a lot of changes, and changing clientele, at the corner of Queen St. East and Broadview Ave. in Toronto’s Riverside neighbourhood, just west of Leslieville and south of Riverdale.Jilly’s always said they would never sell, but they finally did, and then Streetcar Developments, best known as a condo developer here in Toronto, took on the formidable task of restoring the grand old building to its former glory. Now with 58 rooms, 4 dining and drink venues ranging from the bright and airy Lobby Café to the spectacular rooftop bar and private dining space (there’s also a private event venue), The Broadview Hotel is open for business.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaWith its Queen and Broadview location, the hotel is less than 2 kilometres from Yonge St., a quick hop (at least when it’s not rush hour) on the Queen or King streetcars. Boutique hotels in Toronto’s west end, like the Drake Hotel and the Gladstone Hotel, have seen great success in recent years despite the fact that they’re much further from the downtown core (although they’re right in the centre of the trendy West Queen West scene).“People don’t always want to stay in the urban core,” says The Broadview Hotel’s General Manager, Murray Henderson. “They want to stay local. They want to stay in a neighbourhood.”Henderson comes to the Broadview from his most recent post at Le Germain Hotel Toronto Maple Leaf Square. The hotel also boasts John Sinopoli as its Executive Chef, and Erik Joyal, well-known in Toronto’s dining scene for venues including Table 17 and Izakaya.The Broadview Hotel is beautiful, passing on the so-hip-it-hurts décor that works so well for the Drake and the Gladstone, and going instead for a retro 1920s and 1930s vibe, channeling an elegant ambience of grand hotels.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upAnd are there remnants of Jilly’s? This hotel is all about history, from the retro rotary telephones in the hallways to the brass fittings to the wallpaper in the Lobby Café, which Henderson says is a replica of the original paper on the building’s walls. “I can’t even tell you how many layers of wallpaper we peeled back,” he said. A pink neon sculpture adorns the ceiling in the Lobby Café, a nod to Jilly’s. And is that a stripper pole in one of the rooms? Check out the hotel yourself to find out.In-room bar selectionJohn Sinopoli, Executive Chef, The Broadview HotelMurray Henderson, General Manager, The Broadview Hotel Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Posted by Sharelast_img read more

Man held for illegal digging

first_imgA 37-year-old man from Paphos was remanded for four days on Sunday in connection with unauthorised digging at an archaeological site in Kouklia.The man was arrested after his car was spotted on Saturday night outside a site in Kouklia where the antiquities department was carrying out excavations. Police had gone to the site after a tip off that three persons were at the site.Officers did not find anyone at the archaeological site but had found the car of the 37-year-old parked there.Police found the registered owner of the car, who said he had sold it to the suspect some two weeks ago.  You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Police seek three in connection with home invasion

first_imgPolice were on Friday seeking three men wanted in connection with assault and robbery, which took place in Limassol the previous day.On Thursday, five unknown individuals assaulted and robbed a couple, a Russian man,33, and a 34-year-old Bulgarian woman, inside their home in the Yermasoyia area.The incident took place at 3pm.The couple were beaten, tied, and gagged and the man was asked in Russian, to give up his cash. He eventually gave the perpetrators his cards and their pins.After their departure, the 33-year-old managed to remove the muzzle and called for help. They were freed by a neighbour after which they reported the case to the police.The couple were taken to hospital where they were treated for bruises and abrasions.Police said anyone with information should contact Limassol CID on 25805057 or the nearest police station or the public hotline 1460.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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