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first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Tourism Awareness Week 2006 will be celebrated from November 26 to December 2, under the theme: ‘Tourism Enriches Local Culture, Heritage and Communities’.Announcing a series of activities for the week at a press briefing held today (November 23), at the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), Minister of Tourism, Entertainment and Culture, Aloun Assamba, explained that the celebrations were shifted from around World Tourism Day, which was recognised on September 27, to give the week, “more visibility ahead of the winter tourist season, which begins on December 15”.The Minister noted that the “key goal this year, is to drive home the fact that tourism is everybody’s business”.“We remain true to the principles of ‘joined-up government’ and private-public sector partnerships, as all activities will reflect. All agencies of the Ministry are involved, as well as other key ministries and the regional chapters of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association,” the Minister informed.She said that the series of activities to mark the week, “will move through all six tourism resort areas, but with each resort having its own programme, replicating the national template”.The week’s activities will begin on November 26 with a Praise and Worship session on the pier in Port Antonio. This event, to be spearheaded by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), will showcase established and emerging exponents of the gospel music genre.On Monday, November 27, the activities will shift to Negril, where entertainment co-ordinators in the hotels will be engaged in a workshop.Another workshop is planned for Tuesday, November 28 at the Hilton Kingston Hotel, and is targeted at owners, managers and senior supervisors from all sub-sectors in the industry, to discuss what goes into maintaining and marketing ‘brand Jamaica’.Presenters at the workshop will include: General Secretary at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, Vincent Vanderpool Wallace; new Director of Tourism, Basil Smith and representatives of Jamaica’s US communication agency, Ruder Finn.On Wednesday, November 29, the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) will be hosting its Industry Awards ceremony at the Rose Hall Resort & Country Club in Montego Bay. Awards will be presented to key partners in the accommodation, attraction, transportation and other sub- sectors.Entities whose contributions to tourism have enriched the lives and livelihood of communities with which they are associated, will be recognized and awarded at the Tourism Achievement Awards, which is slated for Thursday at Sandals Whitehouse.The week’s activities will culminate on Saturday, December 2 with the staging of a ‘Tourism Togetherness Concert’ in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth.This concert, Minister Assamba said, “is a thank you gift to the people in these quiet communities that are now cradling and supporting the newest growth area in tourism”.In his remarks, new Director of Tourism, Basil Smith emphasized the importance of the week and encouraged Jamaicans “to reflect on not only the benefits that might be derived materially from tourism, but also on the way they can support the industry’s growth”. RelatedTourism to be Highlighted Nov. 26 to Dec. 2 RelatedTourism to be Highlighted Nov. 26 to Dec. 2 Tourism to be Highlighted Nov. 26 to Dec. 2 UncategorizedNovember 23, 2006center_img RelatedTourism to be Highlighted Nov. 26 to Dec. 2 Advertisementslast_img read more

first_img“Sorry to put it bluntly but what is more important for us than the future of the U.K. is the future of Europe,” he said. “Any decision that gives European citizens the impression that you can leave the European Union and keep all the advantages would be suicidal.”Le Maire’s comments are in line with those of French President Emmanuel Macron, who told May at last week’s summit in Salzburg — where EU leaders shot down May’s Chequers proposal — that Brexit would not be “without a cost” or “consequences.””We want a deal with the British, and I think it is in everyone’s interest to have a good deal,” Le Maire said, adding that “Chequers is a move in the right direction” but that there needs to be a “comprehensive agreement, not one just on goods.”The minister also said France is preparing for a no-deal Brexit but added that current analysis suggests “the impact [of a hard Brexit] on French growth would be weak.” France’s finance minister has said allowing the U.K. to leave the European Union but hold on to the bloc’s advantages “would be suicidal,” and claimed Europe is more concerned with its own future than Britain’s.Theresa May’s Brexit strategy “doesn’t add up” and would spell the “end of Europe,” Bruno Le Maire said, according to an FT report published today.“If we give the idea that we can exit the European Union and keep all of the benefits of the single market, then it is the end of Europe,” the minister said.last_img read more

first_imgNHS hospitals must brace themselves for an ‘explosion’ in medical negligence claims in the aftermath of the report into the Mid Staffordshire scandal, a leading lawyer in the sector has said. Tim Gorman, partner at clinical negligence firm Axiclaim, said last month’s publication of the Francis report has removed a mental barrier for victims thinking about bringing a claim. The public inquiry into the scandal found at least 1,200 patients had died due to poor care and mismanagement at Stafford Hospital. Gorman said: ‘In the past, victims of medical accidents often had moral reservations about claiming against the NHS, despite having clearly suffered extreme negligence in some cases. The shocking findings of the Francis report have now made hospitals fair game in the eyes of the public. We expect to see an explosion in the number of victims coming forward.’ A spokesman for the NHS Litigation Authority, which defends hospitals in England against clinical negligence claims, said there had been an increase in claims against the NHS in recent years, but there had yet to be any spike following the Mid Staffordshire report. He added: ‘We are experts at helping to resolve such claims and operate efficiently to ensure justified claims are paid promptly and less meritorious claims are defended.’last_img read more

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | UFC 246: Conor McGregor Responds To Donald Cerrone Head Coach’s Remark About His Left HandUFC 246: Conor McGregor’s recent updateAccording to Conor McGregor’s recent interview for the Mac Life Official, the Irish Superstar has found interest over both the lightweight and the welterweight division. After facing Donald Cerrone at the main event of UFC 246, Conor McGregor has expressed his interest to go after Jorge Masvidal. However, he is also keen to go for the 155 lbs strap if Tony Ferguson or Khabib Nurmagomedov pulls out from their highly anticipated clash on April 18, 2020. WATCH US LIVE The undisputed Pay-Per-View King of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Conor McGregor will be back in action on January 18, 2020, at the main event of UFC 246. The former and first two-division champion of UFC is slated to face Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at 170 lbs and MMA fans have been hyped up about the super match-up since it got officially announced. There is no doubt that Conor McGregor is currently one of the most popular athletes of the world and his global reach has been evident in various other sports events. The very recent one happened during a National Football League (NFL) wild card playoffs game between the Houston Texans and Buffalo Bills on January 4, 2020.Also Read | UFC: Conor McGregor Taunts Khabib Nurmagomedov For ‘trembling’ Over Potential RematchUFC 246: Conor McGregor steals the show at the NFL Wildcard PlayoffsHouston Texans thrashed the Buffalo Bills by 22-19 in the Wildcard Playoffs game this season. It was an exciting match but UFC Superstar Conor McGregor managed to grab all the attention out of nowhere. UFC featured a video of Conor McGregor on the ‘big-screen’ during the match and it had nothing to do with his upcoming fight against Donald Cerrone. The main motive of the ad was to promote Conor McGregor’s availability on ESPN+. Conor McGregor was regarded as ‘The Most Loved’, ‘The Most Controversial’, ‘The Most Outspoken’, and ‘The Most Notorious’ star of UFC in the video. Take a look at Conor McGregor’s insane promo for ESPN+ that rocked the NFL wild card night. LIVE TV Written By Conor ad during the #NFLWildCard game. pic.twitter.com/17KqJ0Gezb— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) January 4, 2020 Also Read | UFC 246: Check Out The New Promo Video For ‘McGregor Vs Cowboy’ On Jan. 18 In Las VegasAlso Read | Dana White Reveals BIGGEST UFC Regret And It Involves Brock Lesnar Raj Sarkar Last Updated: 7th January, 2020 11:58 IST UFC 246: Conor McGregor Steals The Show At NFL Wildcard Playoffs; Watch Video Conor McGregor grabs all the attention at the NFL Wildcard Playoff. A Conor McGregor promo got featured during the match and fans are absolutely loving it. First Published: 7th January, 2020 11:58 IST COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

first_imgAFTON, N.Y. (July 29) – I-88 Speedway is next on the IMCA Empire State Series schedule this Friday, July 31.Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds chase a $500 top check in the fifth of eight tour installments this season.Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.Grandstand admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 9-15, and free for eight and under. Pit passes are $30.Point leader Eddie Sites is the only repeat series winner thus far; Michigan visitor A.J. Ward and Brad Sites have each won once.Four previous Empire State Series events have been held at Afton. The tour date there in June was rained out.More information is available on Facebook and at the www.I-88speedway.com website.IMCA Empire State Series top 20 point standings – 1. Eddie Sites, Monroeton, Pa., 153; 2. Brad Sites, Monroeton, Pa., 142; 3. Chris Fleming, Union Springs, 130; 4. Jason Benjamin, Towanda, Pa., 127; 5. Matt Cole, Binghamton, 124; 6. Keith Jack Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa., 115; 7. Brad Smith, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., 100; 8. Will Ward, Cobleskill, 93; 9. Tyler Stoddard, Binghamton, 84; 10. Gary Roberts, Afton, 78; 11. Gary Smith, Harpursville, 75; 12. Michael Stoddard, Binghamton, 74; 13. Harry Ely Jr., Wyalusing, Pa., 70; 14. Billy Ward, Cobleskill, 68; 15. K.C. Cole, Conklin, 66; 16. Rodney Morgan, Troy, Pa., 65; 17. Dan Searls, Groton, and Craig Ward, Owego, both 62; 19. Richard Karlnoski, Dundee, 61; 20. Robert Maynard, Towanda, Pa., 59.last_img read more

first_img Guardiola also hit out against the idea that top flight teams could enter it later in the competition. 12/02/2016 at 17:13 CET “In Spain, with two-game rounds, it’s tough, but here with one game it’s very attractive and very interesting.” Guardiola said that including big teams from the start with small teams was good too, mentioning how Lothar Matthaus and Didi Hamann’s Bayern were knocked out by Vestenbergsgreuth. “The system is perfect, the small teams deserve the chance to fight against the big ones,” he said.  Sport EN/EFE Pep Guardiola defended the German Cup, saying that one-game ties instead of two allowed greater chances for smaller teams to surprise bigger ones.  “We can’t forget that a few years ago Matthaus and Hamann lost in the first round,” said Pep. The pair commentate on Sky in Germany on the Bundesliga on Saturdays and at times have been very critical of Guardiola.last_img read more

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first_img• Mainspring Conservation Trust received $1.24 million to help buy a perpetual conservation easement on 104 acres of cropland in Cherokee County.• Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy received grants for two properties in Haywood County. A $210,000 grant will help purchase a perpetual conservation easement on 215 acres of cropland and forestland, while a $125,000 grant will help buy a perpetual conservation easement on 155 acres of cropland and forestland.In addition, the N.C. Foundation for Soil & Water Conservation received $114,000 to assist with purchase of equipment and supplies for a statewide program to improve pasture management, ensure farms are drought-resilient and provide conservation equipment to soil and water conservation districts. Three Western North Carolina properties are among those to be protected through $3.28 million in grants recently awarded by the N.C. Agriculture Development and Farmland Preservation Trust.last_img read more

first_imgWorld of Color1111111 Fireworks1111111 Fantasmic!2222222 Share This!It’s Easter at Disneyland!  Not just that, but there’s still time to take in the 2018 Disney’s California Adventure Food & Wine Festival. Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland preview!Special Events and NotesSunday is Easter, and you can expect there to be plenty of special Easter-themed treats and whatnot floating around the resort this weekend, including the Easter Bunny himself.  If you’re looking for a place for your Easter meal, there will be a buffet at the PCH Grill; get reservations here. Disney’s Egg-stravaganza also continues; pick up a map and stickers for $5.99, go on a scavenger hunt throughout the parks and Downtown Disney, and then drop it off when you’re done for what Disney calls “a special surprise.” Check out this article for more information.Not only that, the Food & Wine Festival at Disney’s California Adventure continues this week!  As always, the festival will give you an opportunity to sample a wide variety of food and drinks, in addition to special entertainment and seminars. Also, there are special dinners and other culinary events that require reservations; check out Disney’s site for more details and to make reservations.  The festival goes through April 12, so make sure you visit soon if you want to check it out!Annual Passholder?  Make sure you swing by the Hollywood Backlot outside Stage 17 for special photo opportunities, merch, and free stuff. Also check out Guy’s run-down of the top 6 must-try items from this year’s festival!Finally, the Cove Bar, though not long for this world, is currently open again through the end of May if you’d like to give it another go before it goes away for good!CrowdsSpring Break continues for some schools this week, so crowds are fairly high.  With that said, most students are back, and that means that we’re predicting slightly lower crowds than we’ve seen over the last couple of weeks.  Remember that this is one of the odd times of the year when the weekends are predicted to be less busy than the week.    Full details, including park-by-park crowd levels, are available on our Crowd Calendar.WeatherGreat looking week from a weather standpoint.  Highs in the mid-70s, lows in the mid to upper 50s, and only a slight chance of rain the latter part of the week.  Should be a nice one!As always, it’s wise to double check the weather as the day of your visit approaches. Check out the most up-to-date forecast here.ShowsThe fireworks are back, and Disneyland has a full slate of evening shows for the week.  Detailed show schedules, including smaller diversions like the Disneyland Band, can be found here. California Adventure8-109-108-108-108-108-108-10 Admission and HoursMore substantial blockouts this week.  Southern California and Southern California Select Passholders are blocked out all week long, whereas Deluxe Passholders are blocked out Friday.  All other passes are honored every day this week. For those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets are at Peak ($135/$127) price all week long.Regular park hours (excluding Extra Magic Hours/Magic Mornings) are as follows this week:center_img ShowSatSunMonTueWedThuFri Disneyland8-128-128-128-128-128-128-12 As per usual, the parks will open one hour early for eligible guests at Disneyland Park Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and at Disney’s California Adventure Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Resort guests can take advantage of these hours every day of their stay for Extra Magic Hours, while guests eligible for Magic Mornings can use that benefit one day at Disneyland Park only. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.RefurbishmentsWith the exception of the significant overhaul taking place at Disney’s California Adventure, the refurbishment schedule is not horrible at the moment.  At Disneyland Park, Splash Mountain is closed until April 14, and Dumbo is closed through April 27. Over at California Adventure, much of Paradise Pier is closed for the conversion to Pixar Pier, but the remainder of the park is all up and running. Check out our refurbishments page for details on exactly what will be down and for how long.Looking ahead, the Matterhorn will be going down for a brief refurbishment from April 16-20, and Pirates will be closed starting April 23 to transition to the new auction scene. Also, Disney recently announced that a bug’s land would be closing to make way for more Marvel attractions at California Adventure.  It will be going away for good towards the end of the summer, so make sure you plan ahead if you’d like to see it before it disappears.That should do it for this week’s preview. Check back next week and every week to find out what’s coming down the pike. Got questions? Aware of anything else that prospective guests should know about? Let us know in the comments. SatSunMonTuesWedThurFrilast_img read more