Former Khmer Rouge leader deemed unfit will not be released by UNbacked

14 December 2011The United Nations-backed genocide tribunal in Cambodia ruled today that Ieng Thirith, a 79-year-old former senior member of the Khmer Rouge who was found unfit to stand trial, will not be released as ordered last month but remain in detention. On 17 November, the trial chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) said it found that Ms. Thirith suffers from “a progressive, degenerative condition.” It ordered her unconditional release and that the proceedings against her be stayed.However, the tribunal’s Supreme Court chamber today granted an appeal from the prosecution and set aside the release order, adding that the trial chamber must exhaust all available measurespotentially capable of helping the accused to become fit to stand trial.“Such decision was adopted in the light of the possibility, albeit slight, of a meaningful improvement in the mental health of the accused which was foreseen by the medical experts appointed by the trial chamber,” stated a news release issued by the ECCC.In a situation where the stay of proceedings may be lifted, the Supreme Court chamber found that unconditional release of an accused is not required. It concluded that the original ground for keeping the accused in provisional detention, namely to ensure her presence during the proceedings, remains valid and relevant.Four expert psychiatrists who examined Ms. Thirith in September diagnosed her with clinical dementia, most likely Alzheimer’s, which would hinder her participation in court hearings.The Supreme Court chamber today directed the trial chamber to request additional treatment for the accused “which may help improve her mental health to such extent that she becomes fit to stand trial.” Such treatment is to be carried out in a hospital or other appropriate facility in Cambodia.Six months after the start of this treatment, the accused shall undergo a medial, psychiatric and/or psychological expert examination, after which the trial chamber shall determine her fitness to stand trial without delay.Ms. Thirith, former Social Affairs Minister for the Democratic Kampuchea, was on trial for genocide and other crimes against humanity along with her husband and former foreign minister Ieng Sary, former so-called Brother Number Two Nuon Chea, and former head of State Khieu Samphan, all leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime during the late 1970s.The ECCC is tasked with trying those deemed most responsible for crimes committed under the Khmer Rouge. It is an independent court set up under an agreement signed in 2003 by the UN and the Government, and uses a mixture of Cambodian staff and judges and foreign personnel. read more

Foreign exchange rates

These are indicative wholesale rates for foreign currency provided by the Bank of Canada on Tuesday. Quotations in Canadian funds.Australia dollar 1.0030Brazil real 0.4051China renminbi 0.1890Euro 1.4911Hong Kong dollar 0.161978India rupee 0.01990Indonesia rupiah 0.000095Japan yen 0.01147Malaysia ringgit 0.2957Mexico peso 0.07079N.Z. dollar 0.9296Norway krone 0.1597Peruvian new sol 0.3908Russia rouble 0.02118Saudi riyal 0.3379Singapore dollar 0.9300South Africa rand 0.09542South Korean won 0.001125Sweden krona 0.1552Switzerland franc 1.3003Taiwanese dollar 0.04198Thailand baht 0.03809Turkey lira 0.3590U.K. pound 1.6458U.S. dollar 1.2672Vietnam dong 0.000056

Security Council pledges help to implement southern Sudan peace accord

“Members of the Security Council will expeditiously consider appropriate UN support for implementation of the peace agreement, including deployment of a peace support operation, and look to the international community, once implementation begins, to provide assistance for its implementation, as well as for the reconstruction and rehabilitation process,” the President of the 15-member body, Ambassador César Mayoral of Argentina, said in a press statement.The Council also stressed its “continued determination” to monitor Sudan’s other major conflict in the western Darfur region, where 1.65 million people have been displaced, and Janjaweed and pro-government militias stand accused of killing and raping thousands of villagers in what the UN has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.The Council underscored the obligation of all parties to the Darfur conflict to maintain an already violated ceasefire that was signed in April and to work towards a peaceful settlement.Welcoming the southern Sudan agreement signed in Nairobi, Kenya, the statement praised the perseverance of Vice President Ali Osman Taha and Chairman John Garang of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) who negotiated the deal.”Members of the Security Council express their hope and conviction that the signature of this agreement will mark a watershed in the history of the Sudan, look forward to its implementation, and call on the emerging Government of National Unity to work expeditiously to consolidate peace throughout the country,” it said.It called on the new Government to “commit itself fully and actively to ending the violence in Darfur.”Meanwhile, the UN Advance Mission in Sudan (UNAMIS) reported that a planned polio immunization campaign got off to a flying start today with apparently no security incidents, as teams of vaccinators fanned out across the north of the country, including Darfur where it is hoped to reach more than 1 million children.A similar campaign in southern Sudan is due to start on 17 January. The UN has called for “Days of Tranquillity” across Africa’s largest country to allow the immunization to proceed unhindered by military activity, saying such a pause will build a momentum towards peace. read more

Keita BatesDiop leads Ohio State mens basketball to victory in final nonconference

Correction 12/28: The score has been updated to reflect the correct final score. OSU sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) dribbles the ball during a game against Northern Illinois on Dec. 16 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorPowered by a career-high 24 points and 10 rebounds from sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop, the Ohio State men’s basketball team defeated the South Carolina State Bulldogs 73-57 on Sunday night in Columbus.Bates-Diop scored 17 of his 24 points in the first half, including five 3-pointers, which powered the Buckeyes to a 34-21 halftime lead that they never looked back from.Bates-Diop said it felt great to see so many of his shots fall in after several rattled out the previous game against Mercer.“My teammates got me in the right spots, I was really open most of the time and I just knocked down shots,” he said.OSU coach Thad Matta said although the team earned its fourth win in a row, he wasn’t happy with the number of turnovers in the first half.“The first half we weren’t very sharp at all, of the eight turnovers, five or six were unforced,” Matta said. “We’re not a very good offensive team when we’re not taking care of the ball.” Matta commended freshman guard A.J. Harris for getting the ball rolling.“A.J. really came in and kinda lit the wick for us,” Matta said.South Carolina State coach Murray Garvin said Harris’ play was the difference in the game.“He changed the tempo of the game,” Garvin said. “He’s so quick (that) he can turn off the lights and be in the bed before it gets dark.” Harris accounted for six of OSU’s 19 assists on the night, which were highlighted by five alley-oops. The Dayton native said things are finally starting to click for him in his debut campaign.“My goal is to just share the ball more,” Harris said. “So that’s all we’ve been practicing, is just sharing the ball more, making the extra pass to our teammates that are open. Just making the extra pass. I was seeing the floor really well and my big man was running, my two and three guards were running, so it really opened up the floor for me.”The Buckeyes’ next game is scheduled against the Minnesota on Wednesday, the first of the Big Ten season. Bates-Diop said the conference season brings on a whole new mentality, one that the team should be ready for come next Wednesday.“I think we’re finally hitting our stride,” Bates-Diop said. “Going into the Big Ten, that’s going to be huge for us.”The Buckeyes saw improved performance from its 3-point shooters, as OSU shot 36 percent from three after shooting just 13.6 percent against Mercer.Matta said he knows his team has to be more consistent for it to be able to compete in the Big Ten.“We’ve shown that we can play some really good basketball, and we’ve shown we can play some really bad basketball,” Matta said. “We’re a team that has to be dialed in to everything that we’re doing. The thing that excites me is we’ve seen one through 12, guys can play some really high-level basketball. Finding that consistency is going to be what the next 10 weeks is about.” Game notesFreshman forward Mickey Mitchell scored his first points as a Buckeye in his second game after being declared eligible by the NCAA.OSU’s largest lead was 24 points.OSU outrebounded South Carolina State 50-32.OSU had nine blocked shots while the Bulldogs failed to register one. read more

The Aluratek Bump Offers Wireless Audio

first_imgIf you’re looking for a media player that’ll look sharp on your desktop and won’t contribute to the rats-nest of cables that’s probably behind your monitor, the new Aluratek Bump media player and wireless speaker system might be worth a look. The Bump media player itself is a small, cylindrical player with playback controls on the top and a display on the front that shows you what’s playing, the time and date, or volume level. The beauty of the system is that if you want more audio power, you can add another Bump speaker to the system wirelessly by pairing it with the player. The speaker and the player communicate over 2.4Ghz wireless with a range of about 60 feet. Wireless audio has its downsides and it probably won’t make audiophiles happy, but 2.4Ghz is definitely better than Bluetooth audio. You can pair the Bump player with up to six additional wireless speakers, and when it’s time to keep the music to yourself, you can pop a pair of headphones into the 3.5mm stereo jack. If you want to pull music from your computer or another device, the USB port on the media player lets you connect a phone or other media player to the system. The Bump player will set you back $99 list, with each individual speaker priced at $99 as well.[via SlashGear]last_img read more

Falling interest rate economy

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Lower costs for mortgages, car finance and credit cards suits households but business owners might see it differently. Sure, a lower cash rate means a lower cost of capital. But a rate reduction means the RBA is forecasting some hits to the Australian economy and is reducing the cost of money so that the economy will keep breathing when these threats materialise. So, from a business owner’s view point a weakening economy translates to fewer orders, less work, lower revenues and reduced business activity. A reduction in interest rates means a slowing economy. This puts our business community in a nervous state which is no good. I would make two points about the current situation. Firstly, while the RBA’s rate reductions of 0.75 per cent in two months means there’s a potential slow down on the way, the Aussie economy is actually very strong. We have low unemployment by the standards of developed economies, our currency is strong, we have very low government debt as a percentage of GDP, and our biggest trade partners are developing nations, whose economies are forecast to grow rapidly. Perhaps our greatest strength and weakness is our cash rate. At 3.5 per cent, it is significantly higher than comparable economies such as Canada, US, Euro zone and Japan, which have cash rates ranging from 1.0 per cent to effectively zero. So, Australian business owners face higher capital costs than their global counterparts. However, the strength of this higher interest rate policy is that the central bank in Australia has the room to stimulate the economy by monetary policy rather than by inflationary fiscal stimulus. The central banks in other developed economies have already reduced their official rates to rock bottom – their only economic stimulus option is now fiscal, and some of them are simply printing money to achieve this. The second point is how the RBA can force interest rates to go as low as they require. The major banks’ variable interest rates were in lock-step with the RBA during the Howard and Rudd governments, but this no longer occurs. This creates volatility which feeds into one of the most important factors influencing business owners: sentiment. Sentiment can turn an economy for better or worse and business owners generally have stronger sentiment when they feel the certainty to make informed decisions. This is particularly the case when it comes to borrowing to expand, the lifeblood of economic growth. Even when official interest rates were rising through 2010 and 2011, business owners could make a decision about capital costs based on the Reserve Bank. It worries me that Aussie business owners will hesitate because they don’t know what official interest rates mean to banks’ rates. Perhaps the Reserve could look at changes of 0.3 or 0.4 per cent, in order to shift variable rates to where they have to be? With 2.7 million business owners in this country, the last thing we should be doing is confusing them about the cost of money. * Mark Bouris is the Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road, a financial services company offering home loans, financial planning, accounting & tax and insurance. Email Mark on any queries you may have.last_img read more

Canon Pixma Pro1 une nouvelle imprimante professionnelle

first_imgCanon Pixma Pro-1 : une nouvelle imprimante professionnelleVoilà deux années que Canon n’avait pas créé de petite révolution dans le monde de l’impression professionnelle. Le constructeur rectifie le tir avec la Pixma Pro-1 qui annonce des caractéristiques impressionnantes.Ce n’est pas moins de 12 cartouches séparées que l’imprimante Canon Pixma Pro-1 va intégrer (à noter que 5 d’entre elles servent particulièrement au tirage en Noir & Blanc). Les cartouches proposent également une contenance plus importante de 36 ml. Canon intègre de nouvelles technologies comme Chroma Optimizer pour une brillance uniforme et des noirs intenses et nets, un système d’optimisation d’image (OIG) et la possibilité d’imprimer en A3+, détail important pour les professionnels de la photo. Elle est rapide, propose une résolution d’entrée de 1200 dpi, précise (avec une tête d’impression regroupant 12 288 buses), et dispose d’un port ethernet.À lire aussiTopShot LaserJet Pro, l’imprimante qui scanne vos objets en 3DCanon revient donc en puissance sur le marché de l’imprimante pro, marchant sur les plates bandes d’Epson. La Pixma Pro-1 a toutes les caractéristiques pour s’imposer, du moins sur le papier…Un point négatif vient tout de même noircir le tableau : l’absence de connexion Wi-Fi. Ce qui aurait pu être tout de même très pratique. De plus, le prix avoisinant les 899 euros risque de rebuter le photographe amateur lambda. Canon se positionne clairement, avec la Pixma Pro-1, sur la photographie professionnelle, voire l’amateurisme ultra passionné. L’imprimante devrait être commercialisée dès le mois de novembre prochain sur le continent européen.Le 30 octobre 2011 à 14:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Update on report of WWE making a pitch for NXT on the

first_img Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Update: According to WrestleVotes, WWE is expected to officially announce this Monday that NXT will be moving to the USA Network.A lot of rumors going around concerning NXT. I’ll add what I’ve heard… NXT is moving to USA Network on Wednesday nights. Not FS1. And… I’ve been told WWE will make the official announcement this Monday.— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) August 17, 2019 Pinterest We reported Friday that a rumor has been making the rounds in the wrestling media that WWE has made a pitch to the USA Network about moving NXT off the WWE Network and onto network television, and go head-to-head with AEW on TNT.According to a new report from at PWInsider, there are some within WWE who believe moving NXT to USA Network is a done deal and it’s just a matter of time before it is announced.  It is also being said there had been interest from FOX, but the USA Network came to the table over the last several weeks.  Also according to the same report, there was NXT staff told this week in Florida to be prepared for a longer show, and that things would be changing very soon.  One source pointed out that NXT has a planned taping at Full Sail on Wednesday, September 11 and could launch the show live at that taping.It is also being noted that at this time, no changes have been made to WWE’s internal calendar which lists NXT TV tapings at Full Sail for September 11, September 12 and October 12.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Google+ Videos Articles Velvet Sky Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Now Playing Up Next WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Now Playing Up Next AEW asking fans to vote for the final team for upcoming World Tag Title Tournamentlast_img read more

Ershad appoints 8 new presidium members

first_imgJatiya Party chairman HM Ershad. File PhotoJatiya Party chairman HM Ershad has appointed eight new leaders as party’s presidium members on Thursday.This promotion was given through an ‘organisational order’ of the party, signed by Ershad, said a press release.Newly appointed presidium members are: Syed Didar Bakht (Satkhira), Kazi Mamunur Rashid (Brahmanbaria), Zafar Iqbal Siddiqui (Nilphamari), Nazma Akhtar, MP, (Feni), Abdus Sattar Miah (Gazipur), Alamgir Shikder Loton (Narayanganj), Emran Hossain Miah (Chandpur) and Major (retd.) Rana Mohammad Sohel, MP (Nilphamari).The decision of appointing new presidium members was taken as per the section 20/1/Ka of Jatiya Party’s constitution and it will come into effect from May this year, the release added.last_img

General secys other members of new TMCP committee announced

first_imgKOLKATA: Goutam Bhattacharya and Kunal Samanta along with Abir Noiyogi, Samik Roy Adhikari and Subhasish Chakraborty have been made the general secretaries of Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) on Wednesday. It announced the names of secretaries and district presidents. Earlier, Trinankur Bhattacharya was made the president of the TMCP replacing Jaya Dutta. Wahida Khatun, Tirthankar Kundu and Bubai Bose have been designated as the secretaries of Trinamool Congress Chatra Parishad (TMCP). Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe TMCP also announced the names of district presidents. Biswajit Roy, Amit Saha, Gopal Roy and Habibur Rahaman have been appointed as the district presidents of North Kolkata, South 24-Parganas, Hooghly and Howrah rural respectively. For Howrah Urban, West Burdwan, East Medinipore, Bankura and Murshidabad, the district presidents are Tufan Ghosh, Koushik Mondol, Anwesha Jana, Chumki Bandyopadhyay and Vismadeb Karmakar respectively. The district presidents for Malda, Nadia, North Dinajpur, East Burdwan, West Medinipur, Alipurduar and Central Kolkata are Prasun Roy, Suranjan Chatterjee, Sourik Mukherjee, Anup Kar, Md Saddam Hossain, Sourav Chakraborty, Sanjay Ghosh and Sunakanta Chakraborty respectively. It may be mentioned that Trinamool Congress head Mamata Banerjee had earlier announced the formation of a new TMCP committee. The main purpose of the committees will be to improve the quality of education in colleges. However, they will not have any role in the college admission.last_img read more

Visitor falls at Punta Sur on Isla Mujeres

first_imgIsla Mujeres, Q.R. — A visitor to Isla Mujeres was injured after falling from a view point and hitting cliff rocks in the south portion of the island. The accident occurred at Punta Sur on Isla Mujeres when a tourist identified only as Bernard, allegedly crossed the safety zone of the view point. Reports say after crossing the zone, he slipped and fell down the side of the cliff, hitting rocks along the way. Island firemen were called to the scene to help with the rescue. Paramedics also arrived to tend to his injures. He was transported to the island’s Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. center_img Civil Protection arrived to investigate the site. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Hangzhou gears up to host 2016 G20 Summit

first_imgHangzhou. Image credit: Hangzhou M.I.C.E. AssociationIt has been more than a decade since the government of Hangzhou set the goal of turning the Zhejiang Province capital into an international meetings hub.With the news of G20 combined with the announcement that Hangzhou will host the 2022 Asian Games, the city is poised to take its place on the world stage.Hangzhou, a centuries-old city with a population of nearly 8.9 million, is the first China city to host the G20 Summit, which is slated to take place on September 4 and 5.The G20 is the main forum for global economic and financial cooperation that brings together the world’s most advanced and emerging economies, representing around 85 percent of global GDP, 80 percent of world trade, and two-thirds of the world population.Started in 1999, G20 was a meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis. The members included 19 individual countries – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Britain, the United States, along with the European Union.“This is brilliant news for Hangzhou,” says Mr. Li Hong, Director-General, Hangzhou Tourism Commission (HTC).“It is an empirical reflection of growing confidence in Hangzhou and a confident indication that we may expect our share of the global market to grow. The hosting of the G20 Leaders Summit would place Hangzhou at the centre of world events.“The economic benefits of hosting the Summit cannot be underestimated. Beyond the immediate need for construction jobs, an increase in awareness of the destination will attract business from all over the world.”The local government is determined to leverage on the G20 Summit and named 2015 as the “international convention year” for Hangzhou, by strengthening the connection between the city and international agencies to bring in more high-end international conventions before and after the Summit, aligned with the city’s goal to establish itself as an international conference destination.Hangzhou boasts more than 250 star hotels, including 23 five-star properties, listing No. 3 in China, behind Beijing and Shanghai. Many new hotels are set to open in Hangzhou within the next few years as the city attracts significant attention from international hotel flags such as Shangri-La, Conrad, Hilton, Marriott, and Hyatt, who are expanding their footprints in the city in tandem with the G20 buzz.Moreover, the Hangzhou International Expo Center in Binjiang District is about to open in this October, which willbe the largest MICE venue with 61 conference rooms and the city’s largest conference hall which spans 10,000 sqm.The city has recently gained acclaim as an important technology center with a number of entrepreneurs, including Jack Ma of Alibaba, located there as well as the West Lake Apple Store, arguably the largest Apple store in Asia, which opened in January 2015. The city is now known as the “Silicon Valley of China”, and is all set to welcome the world with “a unique style, a combination of history and modernity”, in China’s President Xi Jinping’s words.Mr. Roger Shu, MICE Manager, Business Events Hangzhou, China, echoes the sentiment.“In 2014, Hangzhou was the 3rd Convention City for the 4th consecutive year in ICCA rankings among all mainland cities, just behind Beijing and Shanghai,” Mr Shu said.“Hangzhou has been regarded throughout China as a national cultural and leisure capital, but the G20 Summit is set to be a big leap forward for the city’s meetings industry. I have no doubt this is a unique opportunity to showcase Hangzhou’s credentials as an international business destination as well as the world class facilities of the Convention Centre and the city’s infrastructure.“Therefore, Hangzhou will launch a global marketing operation through which hot topics of the specific fields are brought in, so as a more prominent image of the World MICE destination inspected by global professionals. Hangzhou is right on track for more global conferences and incentive activities, earning itself business reputation renowned worldwide.” MICE in HangzhouSource = Hangzhou Tourism Commissionlast_img read more

Norwegian Joy begins her journey to China

first_imgNorwegian Joy begins her journey to ChinaNorwegian Joy, Norwegian Cruise Line’s first custom-designed ship for the Chinese cruise market, began her journey to her home port of Shanghai, China this week, as she departed the MEYER WERFT shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on Sunday, March 26 for her approximately 14-hour long conveyance along the Ems River.Norwegian Joy’s river conveyance marks another key milestone in the ship’s highly anticipated delivery. Measuring 1,094 feet long and 136 feet wide, the ship is the second in the line’s Breakaway-Plus class and the first that was purpose-built for China.“We are thrilled Norwegian Joy has officially begun her journey to China,” said David Herrera, president of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings China. “As the first custom-built ship for the Chinese cruise market, she will offer a First Class at Sea experience for our guests and we cannot wait to officially welcome her to the fleet this June.”The 168,800–gross-ton Norwegian Joy departed MEYER WERFT at approximately 9:00 pm local time, making a narrow passage in reverse through the shipyard’s locks, passing the structure with just 1.2 meters separating the ship from the “bumpers” installed along the locks. The ship’s navigation team, led by experienced yard captains and River Ems pilots, included several navigation officers in charge of overseeing the bow maneuvers and others overseeing the movement of the stern. Several local authorities and other partners were also involved in supporting this precise maneuver.After passing through the sea lock in Papenburg, Norwegian Joy continued along the river, stern first. Due to the strong propulsion in the aft section of the vessel, traveling stern first helps with maneuverability, which is a key component when navigating the vessel through such narrow passages.Before reaching her final destination in Eemshaven, Netherlands on Monday evening, March 27, Norwegian Joy passed through additional narrow passages including a railway Bridge in Weener; Jann-Berghaus Bridge in Leer and Ems-Barrier in Gandersum. Upon arrival in the Dutch port of Eemshaven, Norwegian Joy will take on additional provisions and further crew members, before heading toward the North Sea for sea trials later this month.Following her delivery on April 27, Norwegian Joy sets sail for China, where she will be showcased through a grand inaugural port tour featuring one-day events at the ports of Qingdao, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong, as well as VIP partner cruises from Norwegian Joy’s home-ports of Shanghai and Tianjin. This unique showcase tour will give travel agents and valued partners across the region the special opportunity to experience all that Norwegian Joy has to offer leading up to the ship’s christening ceremony on June 27, led by her Godfather, ‘King of Chinese Pop’, Wang Leehom. The spectacular inaugural celebration in Shanghai will include an exclusive concert and overnight cruise for honored guests.Norwegian JoyBuilt at MEYER WERFT shipyard in Germany, Norwegian Joy is Norwegian Cruise Line’s first purpose-built ship customized for the Chinese cruise market. The name Norwegian Joy emphasizes the experience that the ship will offer, a promise that guests will ‘Experience Paradise on the Sea.’ Accommodating 3,850 guests with luxurious suites in the exclusive ship-within-a-ship complex, the new Breakaway-Plus Class Ship will debut in China in summer 2017.Designed to provide First Class at Sea experiences with onboard amenities that cater to the unique vacation desires of Chinese guests, Norwegian Joy will provide a multitude of VIP accommodations including The Haven by Norwegian®, the line’s exclusive, ship-within-a-ship suite luxury complex, which will also include an all-new Observation Deck that features 180 degree views, and a Concierge level, an all-new accommodations category which will provide a VIP experience and feature larger balcony staterooms. Accommodation offerings will also include staterooms designed specifically for families and a multitude of connecting staterooms, for extended families traveling together, as well as a wide array of mini-suite, balcony, ocean view and interior staterooms, many with virtual balconies.Norwegian Joy will offer engaging and innovative activities including a first at sea two-level competitive racetrack, an open-air laser tag course, thrilling simulator rides and interactive video walls at the Galaxy Pavilion as well as hover craft bumper cars, a state-of-the-art racing simulator and two multi-story waterslides. In addition, Norwegian Joy will house a tranquil open space park as well as the line’s largest upscale shopping district, complete with everything from exceptional duty-free shops to world-renowned global luxury brands.Source = Norwegian Cruise Linelast_img read more

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first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ The timeout was called and granted, but happened so late that Baileyactually followed through with the kick, which sailed through theuprights.After the timeout, Bailey tried again and missed short, which sent thegame to overtime. Dallas wouldn’t have possession of the ball again.Kevin Kolb hit LaRod Stephens-Howling on a 52-yard scoring pass onthe first possession of overtime to give the Cardinals a 19-13 victory.Garrett was slammed on Twitter immediately following the decision tocall the timeout and was grilled about it by the media after the game. “We felt like the play clock was running down,” Garrett explained. “Wejust wanted to make sure he had a real clean opportunity at it. We wereat about six [seconds] and we were still getting settled in, so we bangedthe timeout just to get an opportunity to snap well and get the kick asclean as possible.”Oops.Bailey had already seen his string of 26 consecutive made field goalssnapped when he missed a 53-yarder wide left on the Cowboys’ secondpossession of the game. He took the blame for the loss.“I understand why things happened the way they did. The clock wasrunning down. It is something we practice in practice quite a bit. Kindof a hurry field goal, if you will. But ultimately that’s up to them and it’smy job to go out there and make the kick no matter what happens. AndI didn’t do that, so I’ll take responsibility.” 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Icing the kicker.A time-honored tradition that involves calling a timeout before anopposing kicker attempts a big field goal. You know, an opportunity tolet the kicker think about the enormity of what he’s about to attempt,and inevitably botch it.That tradition does not include climbing in the head of your own kickerwhen a game is on the line. But that’s exactly what Dallas head coachJason Garrett did on Sunday just before his kicker, Dan Bailey, was in hisapproach to kick a potential game-winning 49-yard field goal. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Opposing head coach Ken Whisenhunt certainly appreciate themaneuver. “I was glad they iced the kicker there at the end so I didn’t have to do it,”the Arizona boss said during his postgame press conference.last_img read more

This May 24 2019 photo shows Houston mayor Sylves

first_img This May 24, 2019 photo shows Houston mayor Sylvester Turner, center, along with St. Francis of Assissi School students pouring freshwater amphipods into the water at the newly opened Houston Zoo’s new Texas Wetlands exhibit in Houston. The $20 million Texas complex, which opened in late May, is the first of four exhibits being built before the zoo’s 100th anniversary in 2022. (Godofredo A Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP) Houston Zoo’s Wetlands Exhibit to feature whooping cranes by The Associated Press Posted Jun 9, 2019 10:13 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HOUSTON — The Houston Zoo’s new Texas Wetlands Exhibit showcases some whooping cranes that were relocated from Maryland after their federally funded habitat closed last year.The Houston Chronicle reports that the $20 million Texas complex, which opened in late May, is the first of four exhibits being built to mark the zoo’s 100th anniversary in 2022.The cranes are among three species featured in the exhibit. The other two are American alligators and bald eagles and all three are native to Texas. At one time, all were nearing extinction.Zoo CEO Lee Ehmke says that the goal is to make the new exhibit engaging and genuine, for both visitors and animals.Whooping cranes have been listed as endangered since 1967.___Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.comThe Associated Presslast_img read more

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