UNbacked green fund hailed as milestone in global effort to tackle climate

“Today’s opening of the secretariat – combined with the advances by the Conference of Parties in Warsaw and progress on the Fund’s Business Model Framework – are milestones in moving to full capitalization,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a video message to the opening ceremony of the Fund headquarters in Songdo.“The imperative now is to bring the Fund into operation as soon as possible,” he said, explaining that while it will not be the only conduit for climate finance, it will be an important element of a public-private framework that supports low-carbon investment and fair access to climate financing.“It can strengthen national ownership and enable countries to develop the necessary expertise and institutions for using climate finance effectively,” said the UN chief, expressing hope that the mechanism will soon be able to deliver capital to reduce emissions, light rural clinics and schools, empower local farmers and support Governments and businesses to adopt low-emissions and climate-resilient options. Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), who attended the ceremony, called the opening “historic” and declared: “Governments now have a crucial tool at their disposal to leverage billions in finance for developing counties to green their economies and increase their resilience to the inevitable effects of climate change.”Urging Governments to capitalize the Fund once the final modalities are worked out next year, she said such funding is essential so that developing countries know that the developed world will deliver on its promise to help the poor and vulnerable gain access to the finance and technology they need.“Only by creating the right conditions and providing adequate financial tools can Governments vastly accelerate the shift of capital towards a greener and more resilient global economy and meet the agreed goal of limiting average global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius,” said Ms. Figueres.The Fund, agreed at the 2010 Conference of States Parties to the UNFCCC (held in Cancun), was designated as an operating entity of the financial mechanism of the Convention. It will aim to make a significant and ambitious contribution to the efforts towards attaining agreed international goals on combating climate change, including promoting a paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways by providing support to developing countries. read more

CPM Groups 2010 market outlook sees growing auto demand helping drive PGM

first_imgCPM Group has released a 2010 PGM market view, with the long term outlook for platinum, palladium, and rhodium over the next 10 years seeming most likely to be one of historically high prices. This outlook is supported by expectations of increased fabrication demand, constrained supplies, and rising investment demand as a result of these positive supply and demand fundamentals.South Africa is the largest producer of platinum and rhodium and the second largest producer of palladium. Given the high degree of production concentration from South Africa, supply of these metals is very sensitive to issues related to mining in this country. Shortfall of resources such as electricity, skilled labor, and water, is expected to negatively affect supply from South Africa. Importantly, many of these issues are largely unresponsive to the metal price levels. None of these problems are expected to be resolved soon and are expected to add to production costs, which should be supportive of prices during the forecast period. The PGMs are largely produced as by-products in Russia and North America, with the exception of North American Palladium and Stillwater Mining, and therefore supply from these regions is largely influenced by the production of the primary metal, typically nickel and copper.A growing global auto population, tightening emissions standards, and the lack of commercially viable substitutes for PGMs in auto catalysts is expected to bode well for the fabrication demand of these metals going forward. Auto catalysts are the largest source of demand for the PGMs, which has resulted in growing concerns over new technologies such as electric vehicles and nanotechnology. The report gives consideration to these trends and assesses their likely impact of PGM auto demand over the next 10 years. Demand from the electronics sector and other industrial sectors is expected to grow at a healthy pace during the forecast period.China is the largest consumer of platinum jewelry. Populations in newly industrialized countries such as China are becoming more affluent. Chinese demand for jewelry is analyzed in the context of this trend.Investment demand has always played an important role in influencing the prices of PGMs. The compelling fundamentals resulting from constrained supplies and rising fabrication demand are expected to increase investor interest in these metals, adding to the upward trend in prices. In addition to hedge funds and wealthy individuals who typically invested in these metals, the launch of physically backed platinum and palladium exchange traded funds in 2007 has accentuated the role of this particular portion of the PGM market. The report explores the workings of investment demand, the drivers behind investors’ decisions about PGMs, and investment demand trends’ long-term implications for PGM market prices.last_img read more

Why are people saying Down with Arthurs Day

first_imgBY AOIFE BARRY AND PAUL HOSFORDEARLY THIS WEEK, legendary Irish musician Christy Moore announced the release of his new single – an anti-Arthur’s Day song, no less.With lyrics that pull no punches, it’s an unflinching look at the holiday that the folks behind Guinness – Diageo – created back in 2009 to be celebrated worldwide.Arthur’s Day 2013 will be held on 26 September and will see over 1,000 musicians perform at 500 free indoor music events in all 32 counties.Ostensibly the event was begun to celebrate the 25oth anniversary of Guinness, and Moore’s main issues with it are the fact it is advertising for a globally-famous company, and that it is focused on alcohol.(ChristyMooreOfficial/YouTube)The lyrics to his song leave us in no doubt about what he thinks, as he refers to the day as a “happy, clappy advertising scheme”. Moore’s isn’t a lone voice in the wilderness – Mike Scott from the Waterboys has also lent his vocals to the choir singing about their dislike of the day.A Song for Arthur’s Day features on an EP to be released by the Waterboys on Arthur’s Day itself. They will be some of the 88 who die because of their drinking every month. 2,000 hospital beds will be filled in our hospitals on Arthur’s Day by people with alcohol-related illnesses, many of them the young men and women among whom rates of alcohol-related liver disease are rising at an alarming rate.Creative advertisingThe issues with Arthur’s Day have also been brought up in years past. At a Dublin City Council meeting in November 2010, a motion on Arthur’s Day was referred to the Strategic Policy Committee on Arts.However, the council has confirmed to TheJournal.ie that there had been no change to cleaning schedules in the wake of last year’s event.“There was no significant littering issue at last years Arthur’s Day event. Any clean ups were conducted within existing resources,” said a council spokesperson.Cllr Professor Bill Tormey described Arthur’s Day as a “brilliant example of creative advertising which I admire”, but said “societal damage comes first”.In 2010, Dublin City Council said it would no longer be associated with the day through the use of its logo on advertising and marketing material.Columnist Eamon McCann wrote in the Belfast Telegraph about his opinion on Arthur’s Day this year, describing it as a “scam” that “targets” young people because of the music it features.In September 2012, comedian Colm Regan also wrote about Arthur’s Day, calling it a “trick” pulled by Diageo “convincing Ireland to care that Arthur Guinness existed”.Tourist attractionNiall Byrne of Nialler9.com, the prominent Irish music blogger, told TheJournal.ie that he thinks the Irish “don’t need a festival to celebrate Guinness”.“A festival centred around a drink is hardly what we needed,” he said.Arthur’s Day is a marketing campaign first and an obviously hugely successful one at that. The Irish don’t need a festival to celebrate Guinness – we do that every week anyway.Byrne believes “we get the things we deserve and as a nation, we don the Leprechaun hats all too easily for the day without coercion”.The big draw to the day – besides the alcohol – is the music, with national and international bands playing in a range of venues around the country.Byrne points out that there are some quality musical acts, such as Bobby Womack and Janelle Monaé this year, which gets a positive reaction from people involved in the music industry.“But then you remember previous years: the jammed pubs not used to hosting acts of this calibre, the early drinking that leads to early evening displays normally seen late on a weekend night,” he pointed out.“Arthur’s Day has never really been a pleasant experience for me personally so I try to avoid it. But maybe it’s not for me anyway. I’ve gone for the music while trying to avoid the marketing which is pretty impossible really.”He wonders about the reliance of foreign acts to pull in the crowd and whether the Irish acts chosen get paid much. “I do wonder whether the majority of people care about the music on the day,” concluded Byrne.A Facebook site and Twitter site have been set up to promote Anti Arthur’s Day – but despite the negative feelings around the day, people will be celebrating it in their droves.What the vintners sayPadraig Cribben of the Vintners Federation of Ireland said this week that, generally, publicans are on the fence about the day, saying that it doesn’t give the boon at the tills that one might expect.“I think it is becoming more of a celebration of some of the cultural activities, it was perceived as otherwise than that but it looks like Diageo is changing the emphasis on it,” he said.“It’s something that I suppose is welcomed by some publicans and not welcomed by others who would see it as someone else’s party and they’re expected to pay for it.“Overall, in the context of drinking in a given week, I don’t think you’d see a significant spike because of Arthur’s Day, maybe a spike on that particular day but then a corresponding dip on Friday and Saturday,” he concluded.What Diageo saysA statement from Diageo said that Arthur’s Day “has always supported and promoted emerging Irish music and brought them together with the best of Irish and International artists on the day”.It said that Diageo “takes its corporate and social responsibilities very seriously and implements a strong responsible drinking awareness campaign around Arthur’s Day”, providing advice to pubs.It also co-operates with local authorities and other public authorities, including An Garda Siochána, “to ensure everyone has safe and enjoyable day”.We also promote responsible drinking and discourage alcohol misuse year-round through our support of drinkaware.ie and other resources for consumers.Read: Temporary cut-price pints are illegal, Department affirms>Read: Lead singer of The Stunning slams Arthur’s Day ‘smugness’> The song ends with this line: “Down with Arthur’s Day”.Not altruistic or philanthropicBut what are others saying about the day?Suzanne Costello is the CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues. She says that the day is a “well-resourced marketing campaign”.“Arthur’s Day is neither an altruistic nor philanthropic initiative. It’s a very well-resourced marketing campaign to increase the sales of Diageo products,” says Costello.“The reality is that alcohol, and not music, takes centre stage on Arthur’s Day, which is an alcohol marketing event that serves exactly the same function as the alcohol industry’s sponsorship of sports and arts events, which is to increase awareness of an alcohol brand, sell more of that alcohol and, ultimately, increase shareholder profit.Costello also hit out at the encouragement of revelers to “drink responsibly”.“There has clearly been nothing ‘responsible’ about drinking behaviour on Arthur’s Day in recent years, with a reported 30 per cent increase in ambulance call-outs in Dublin city centre alone following the event last year, and much like any weekend night in Ireland this is now another opportunity to see our excessive drinking habits laid bare.”No matter what the attempted positive spin put on alcohol consumption by those who sell it, the fact remains that people will die of alcohol-related illnesses in Ireland on Arthur’s Day – just as they do on every other day.last_img read more

European Court of Human Rights to rule on Frances fullface veil ban

first_imgA GRAND CHAMBER hearing of the European Court of Human Rights will be held today on France’s ban on wearing the full-face veil in public.The case, S.A.A versus France, was brought by a French national following the introduction of a law prohibiting the concealment of one’s face in public places in April 2011.A practising Muslim, she is no longer allowed to wear the niqab. In her submission, she says she wears the burqa and niqab in accordance with her religious faith, culture and personal convictions. She explicitly stated that she is not under pressure from her husband or family to dress in that manner.The burqa is a full-body covering which includes a mesh over the face and the niqab is a full-face veil leaving an opening only for the eyes.The applicant, who complains of a violation of her right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, says she took the case not to annoy others but to “feel at inner peace with herself”.She also says that the statutory prohibition on wearing a garment designed to conceal one’s face in public places gives rise to discrimination based on gender, religion and ethnic origin, to the detriment of women who, like herself, wear the full-face veil.The hearing begins at 1.30pm Irish time.Read: Shatter condemns hate mail sent to Muslim Community, says gardaí will take “appropriate action”More: Death by stoning may return as punishment for adultery in Afghanistanlast_img read more

Explainer Why is Donald Trump asking the FBI to look into an

first_img Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped on Tuesday Image: Paul Beaty/PA Images Share168 Tweet Email Case Update: Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by #ChicagoPolice for filing a false police report (Class 4 felony). Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury. pic.twitter.com/FhDcbBKsuU— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 20, 2019 Short URL By Stephen McDermott Local police subsequently announced an investigation into the incident as a possible hate crime, and arrested two brothers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on 13 February.New narrativeThe same day, Smollett appeared on ABC News to hit back at doubts that were emerging about his account of events.“At first it was a thing of… if I tell the truth then that’s it, because it’s the truth,” he said.“Then it became a thing of, like, oh, how can you doubt that? Like, how do you not believe that? It’s the truth.”However, a different narrative began to emerge not long afterwards. https://jrnl.ie/4564934 Explainer: Why is Donald Trump asking the FBI to look into an alleged hate crime against a TV actor? Jussie Smollett achieved notoriety after being accused of fabricating a hate crime. Disgusted by the ugly prejudice and bigotry behind this violence. Sending love to @JussieSmollett & to anyone that has been hurt by the hatred of those who fear difference. As a society, we continue to fail LGBTQIA+ communities and PoC. pic.twitter.com/FFRPIbhOip— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) January 30, 2019 17,203 Views Image: Paul Beaty/PA Images Mar 28th 2019, 3:31 PM Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped on Tuesday Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Anthony Guglielmi/Twitter After questioning the two brothers, Abel and Ola Osundairo, investigators announced on 16 February that the pair had been released without charge – and curiously that there had been developments in the case which required “additional investigative work”.Four days later, a police spokesman confirmed that Smollett had become a suspect in the investigation for filing a false police report. Thursday 28 Mar 2019, 3:31 PM Source: Emma Watson/Twitter Chicago TV station WBBM reported that the Osundairo brothers had claimed that Smollett was unhappy that the letter he had previously received had not gotten enough attention. Then, Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson accused Smollett of sending himself the threatening letter and of staging the attack to tap into Americans’ anxieties over racial divisions because he was “dissatisfied with his salary”.“Smollett paid $3,500 (€3,118) to stage this attack and drag Chicago’s reputation through the mud in the process,” he said.“This publicity stunt was a scar that Chicago didn’t earn and certainly didn’t deserve.”Law enforcement officials also said the allegations against Smollett could be backed up with evidence, including a cashed cheque, text messages and phone records. Smollett subsequently turned himself in and was arrested and charged with a count of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report.He was also removed from the final two episodes of the latest season of Empire, with producers saying that they had made the decision “to avoid further disruption on set”.Charges droppedHowever, Smollett’s lawyers maintained his innocence and accused police of wanting to “skip due process and proceed directly to sentencing”.On 8 March, Smollett was indicted by a grand on 16 felony counts over allegations he had lied to police about the attack against him.His lawyer continued to deny the allegations, calling the process “prosecutorial overkill”, and the actor pleaded not guilty to the charges on 14 March.Then on Tuesday, prosecutors announced that they were dropping all charges in the case against Smollett.The move caught both the city’s police chief and mayor by surprise, and Smollett celebrated the outcome as his lawyers and family claimed vindication.“I am a man of faith, and I am a man that has knowledge of my history,” he said.“And I would not bring my family, our lives or the movement through a fire like this. I just wouldn’t.” Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Court building after all charges were dropped in his disorderly conduct case on Tuesday Source: Antonio Perez/PA ImagesHis lawyer Patricia Brown Holmes hit out at Chicago officials following the decision, accusing police of trying to “smear” the actor even after the case was closed.“We are disappointed the local authorities have continued their campaign against Jussie Smollett after the charges against him have been dropped,” she said.“We should all allow Mr. Smollett to move on with his life as a free citizen.”‘Whitewash of justice’In a subsequent news conference, Smollett claimed he had been “truthful and consistent on every single level” since reporting the attack.“This has been an incredibly difficult time,” he said. “Honestly, one of the worst in my entire life.”But the 36 year-old has still come in for criticism.Both Chicago’s police chief and mayor denounced the decision to drop the case and countered Smollett’s insistence of his innocence. “This is a whitewash of justice,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel told a news conference. “Mr Smollett is still saying that he is innocent, still running down the Chicago Police Department. How dare (he)?” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson appear at a news conference in Chicago on Tuesday Source: AP/PA ImagesFor its part, the prosecutor’s office initially offered little explanation for suddenly reversing the decision, before announcing that the move was a routine procedure carried out in thousands of cases. “This is not a new or unusual practice,” the Cook County State Attorney’s office said in a statement.“An alternative disposition does not mean that there were any problems or infirmities with the case or the evidence.”The office also stood the Chicago Police Department’s investigation and its decision to approve charges in this case, adding that it “did not exonerate” Smollett.‘Weighing options’However, it appears that the matter isn’t finished yet.On Thursday, Trump announced that the FBI and Justice Department would review the decision to drop charges, calling the move “outrageous”.Prosecutors had previously said they had shelved the charges against Smollett in exchange for an agreement that he carried out community service and forfeit a $10,000 bond payment.But his lawyers claimed there was no such agreement, saying the state simply “dismissed the charges”.They also said they were “weighing [their] options” over the possibility that Smollett could take a lawsuit against Chicago police.Meanwhile, Fox producers said they were “gratified that all charges against him have been dismissed” but would not comment on whether he would return to star on Empire.With additional reporting from – © AFP 2019 and Associated Press. EARLIER THIS WEEK, Chicago prosecutors dropped 16 criminal charges against the actor Jussie Smollett in a move that prompted both surprise and criticism.The 36 year-old actor, who starred on the Fox TV show Empire, achieved notoriety after being accused of fabricating a hate crime that he alleged was committed against him in January.Police and members of the black community in the US came to Smollett’s defence following the alleged attack on him, before the incident was condemned as a hoax after prosecutors claimed that the actor paid two people to assault him.Today, US president Donald Trump announced that the FBI and the Justice Department will review a decision by Illinois prosecutors’ to drop all charges against Smollett, calling the case “outrageous” and “an embarrassment”.For his part, Smollett has maintained his innocence and expressed gratitude to fans who have stood by him, but Trump’s announcement means the investigation isn’t quite finished yet.Here’s how the case has unfolded so far.Hate crimeOn 29 January, Smollett – who is black and gay – told police that he was attacked by two men at around 2am on his way home from a sandwich shop.He said his attackers beat him up, threw a chemical on him, and left him with a rope around his neck, evocative of the practice of lynching.Smollett also claimed that the assailants shouted “This is MAGA country” during the attack, a reference to Donald Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”.He later said that he had received a threatening letter days before the attack, which contained an unknown powder, a sketch of a stick figure hanging from a tree, and a message threatening Smollett that he would die.Reports of the attack elicited condemnation and shock from within the entertainment community and across the US political divide.Support came from public figures such as Emma Watson, Katy Perry, and Joe Biden, as well as 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Cory Booker and Kamala Harris.Donald Trump also commented that the alleged attack was “horrible”. 34 Comments last_img read more

Nikon D4 les résultats du test effectué par DxOMark

first_imgNikon D4 : les résultats du test effectué par DxOMarkLe site DxOMark a pu tester l’appareil Reflex numérique Nikon D4, doté d’un nouveau capteur Full Frame CMOS 16 Mégapixels. Le site DxOMark a publié les résultats des premiers tests effectués sur le Nikon D4. Le capteur de cet appareil numérique offre un meilleur rendu que sur le D3s (ancienne génération). Les principales améliorations apportées par le nouveau capteur CMOS 16 mégapixels du D4 sont :- La dynamique : le capteur du D4 progresse d’1 EV par rapport au D3s, pour atteindre 13,1 EV. La courbe de la plage dynamique du capteur du D4 montre que celle-ci est stable entre 200 et 100 ISO. – La profondeur de couleur offre une progresse et passe de 23,5 bits sur le D3s à 24,7 bits sur le D4.Sensible de 100 à 12.800 ISO, le capteur du Nikon D4 offre une sensibilité accrue jusqu’à 200 400 ISO. La sensibilité du D4 est toutefois en baisse par rapport à celle du D3s : le D4 révèle un score sensibilité basse lumire (low-light ISO) de 2.965 ISO contre 3.253 ISO pour le D3s. Un recul de seulement 1/5EV qui ne devrait cependant pas être perceptible.Ce test montre des améliorations de dynamique et de profondeur de couleur, mais une légère perte de sensibilité, sans doute corrigée par les nouveaux algorithmes de traitement du Nikon D4.Le 22 mars 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Baby born after 12 yrs on remote Brazilian island

first_img.She’s a born rebel: a remote Brazilian island welcomed its first baby in 12 years after a local woman broke the rule against giving birth there.The baby girl born on the Atlantic outpost of Fernando de Noronha on Saturday came as a surprise to everyone — including the parents.”The mother, who does not want to be identified, went into labour at home,” the island’s administration said in a statement carried by O Globo newspaper. “The family says it wasn’t aware of the pregnancy.”Tiny Fernando de Noronha — an archipelago famous for its wildlife preserve and with a population of just over 3,000 — doesn’t authorize births because there’s no maternity ward, O Globo reported.Expectant mothers are told to travel to the mainland, where the nearest big city is Natal, 227 miles (365 km) across the ocean.The unidentified mother in Saturday’s birth has another child who was born on the mainland, but told O Globo that this time she “didn’t feel anything” during her pregnancy.”On Friday night I had pains and when I went to the bathroom I saw something coming down between my legs. That’s when the child’s father came and picked it up. It was a baby, a girl. I was dumbstruck.”last_img read more

Cuba says next US president should end embargo

first_img Comments Share Rodriguez made the comments Thursday in presenting Cuba’s yearly report on the effect of the sanctions. The government puts out the report ahead of a yearly U.N. vote in which most countries will likely once again condemn the American policy.He did not say whether his government would make any concessions in return. Cuba has said previously the U.S. must lift the sanctions unilaterally.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Top Stories HAVANA (AP) – Cuba’s foreign minister says whoever wins America’s presidential election has an `historic opportunity” to end Washington’s 50-year embargo on the island.Bruno Rodriguez isn’t voicing a preference for either President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, his Republican challenger in the November vote.But he says the time has come to end the embargo, which he calls “obsolete” and a holdover of the Cold War. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenixlast_img

Go back to the enewsletter A bucketlist destinati

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterA bucket-list destination for centuries, never has there been a better time to travel Egypt. An extended period of stability has seen a real resurgence of interest in a country which is buzzing with renewed optimism, and visitors are starting to return.If clients need any more persuading, then a Nile cruise aboard the recently unveiled Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, back on the river after an extensive refurbishment, is guaranteed to tempt. Following the mighty Nile from Aswan to Luxor through the heart of Egypt, the stunningly transformed Sanctuary Sun Boat IV brings new levels of elegance to the Nile with its contemporary-yet-classic design.With just 40 rooms, including two presidential suites and two royal suites, time on Sanctuary Sun Boat IV is spent in unrivalled luxury. In each cabin, elegance has been elevated with rich, teak flooring, Egyptian marble, hand-painted decorative details and other distinctive touches including neutral-toned textiles complementing soft fabrics draped artfully over sumptuous, oversized beds. Here, and elsewhere throughout the ship, shades of sandstone echo the colour scheme of the surrounding desert and temples, blending traditional references with a modern sense of style to create a serene and tranquil environment a world away from traditional river cruise cabins.Each cruise on Sanctuary Sun Boat IV is as cultured as it is calming. On board, guests can indulge in exquisite meals prepared by gourmet chefs and discover the secrets to regional specialties such as Kushari, a spicy mix of black lentil, rice, chickpeas with tomato and fried onion; and Mahshi, made from delicious stuffed vegetables. Enjoy a Nubian dance night and a chance to dress up in colourful traditional Egyptian galabeyas, or soak up the sun by the ship’s spectacular river-view pool – the perfect place to watch Egypt’s ancient sites pass by.Indeed, gliding down the world’s longest waterway, the country’s past remains vibrant and alive in its many majestic monuments and relics, threaded along the river banks. Cruises take in some of the best-known highlights including the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the Temple of Karnak the Unfinished Obelisk, Philae and Luxor, as well as the more remote, but equally spectacular Denderah, Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples, with expert Egyptologists on hand to bring history to life on all shore excursions.Sanctuary Retreats offers a choice of Sanctuary Sun Boat IV cruises ranging from three to seven nights and 2019 cruises are priced from US$960 per person twin share. Terms and conditions apply.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

Birmingham International Airport will become Ryana

first_imgBirmingham International Airport will become Ryanair’s latest European base.The low-cost airline will launch 20 new cheap flights from Birmingham over the next two months.Two Boeing 737-800 will be permanently based at the West Midlands airport, where the carrier recently relocated to Terminal 2.From its base, Ryanair will add new flights to several European cities this summer.Over the course of June, flights to Billund, Bologna, Dinard, Oslo, Poitiers, Porto, Trieste, Reus and Rzeszow will takeoff from Birmingham.In July Ryanair will add cheap flights to Bratislava, Bydgoszcz, Gdansk, Olbia, Perpignan, Stockholm and Trapani.These new services will join existing Ryanair flights from Birmingham to Barcelona, Dublin and Shannon, as well as the recently announced route to Frankfurt.In May the airline introduced three weekly flights to Marseille from Birmingham – marking the start of its expansion plans at the airport.All 20 routes will be fully operational by the end of JulyReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related12 new routes for UK in Ryanair’s biggest ever expansion12 new routes for UK in Ryanair’s biggest ever expansionRyanair adds Prague flights at BirminghamRyanair has announced new flights to Prague from Birmingham International AirportRyanair to offer flight tracking serviceRyanair has announced a new flight tracking service, which will offer customers text message updates.last_img read more

Dubrovnik Croatia 20 increase in popularity 14

first_imgDubrovnik, Croatia20% increase in popularity14% drop in Average Flight PricesAverage Flight Price: £180.41With top-notch restaurants, two new five-star hotel openings, famous filming locations and island tours available just off the coast, it’s not hard to see why Dubrovnik is growing in popularity. This is a must-visit location in 2018 for any James Bond fans as filming is due to take place in January. Ornate arches, baroque splendour and ancient medieval lanes makes walking around the old town like stepping into a historical drama. Beyond the walls of Dubrovnik lie some of the Adriatic’s most beautiful beaches, woodlands and island-scattered seas.Compare flight prices to Dubrovnik Toulouse, France51% increase in popularity40% drop in Average Flight PricesAverage Flight Price: £92.65With average flight prices dropping by a staggering 40%, Toulouse is a great-value location for 2018. Although a relatively big city, it has a small historical centre, allowing you to walk to all the most beautiful sights and attractions in comfort. For the ideal, stress-free weekend break, take your time exploring the churches, monasteries and museums of modern to Egyptian arts. When the outdoors calls, stroll along the Canal du Midi or along the Garonne River from the St Pierre Bridge. Compare flight prices to Toulouse Published December 2017. Prices based on searches in 2016 and 2017. Cluj-Napoca, Romania67% increase in popularity17% drop in Average Flight PricesAverage Flight Price: £129.17With its burgeoning arts scene that is unrivalled anywhere else in the country and its authentic, off-the-beaten track feel, it’s no wonder more travellers are wanting to discover the delights of Romania’s second largest city. Over the last 12 months, there has been a staggering 67% increase in flights (the largest increase of our trending destinations). |nd with average fares dropping by 17%, 2018 could see even more city breakers venturing to Dracula region. One of the reasons travellers visit Cluj is Transylvania, the region which Cluj is situated. However, there is so much more to the city than vampire lore. Cluj has a lively bohemian feel, with plenty of cafés, bistros, and restaurants based in the city’s old centre. Cluj is also home to the Transylvania Film Festival (25th May – 3rd June), which showcases both Romanian and international productions in a variety of theatres and open-air spots throughout the city (and don’t worry, it’s more than just horror films). Compare flight prices to Cluj Koahsiung, Taiwan29% increase in popularity6% drop in Average Flight PricesAverage Flight Price: £661.40Kaohsiung has been growing in popularity (29%) and we expect this will continue well into 2018. From the city’s fascinating night markets, which bring together food, shopping and people, to the culture hub, with its vast art centre and music complex, Kaohsiung offers something for everyone. For hikers, there are the views from the new 88m Eye of the Mountain skywalk, and for those looking for a touch of the beach life there are two swimming beaches within the city area. With flight prices down 6%, shaving £93.78 off the average flight price for a couple, Koahsiung is more affordable than you might think. Compare flight prices to Koahsiung Victoria, Seychelles7% increase in popularity2% drop in Average Flight PricesAverage Flight Price: £686.24Although this destination hasn’t increased as much as others in the popularity stakes, thanks to British Airways, this Indian Ocean island group is going to become even more accessible when the airline launches direct flights from Gatwick to the Seychelles in early 2018. More competition between airlines often leads to better deals. Compare flight prices to the Seychelles Find your inner animal in these wildlife-filled destinations. We tell you where the wild things are – from Australia to Zimbabwe.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Hartford, Connecticut, USA79% increase in popularity29% drop in Average Flight PricesAverage Flight Price: £485.25While it might not be an immediate destination that springs to mind when considering a visit to the US, for those travellers looking to see the delights of Connecticut’s famed fall foliage season, Hartford is certainly an emerging destination that is worth considering. Over the last 12 months, Skyscanner has seen a 79% increase in flight traffic, and with average flight prices down 29%, there is even more reason to consider a break from the norm and discover Hartford. 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Sharma Show will be tying the knot with Haarsh either on November 30 December 3 or 5 In an interview with TOI Bharti said “Like every normal girl even I dream of having a lavish wedding ceremony with all the functions like Mehendi and Haldi We will be tying the knot this year We have shortlisted three dates Dec 3 6 and November 30th let’s see which one gets finalised I want all my cousins and friends to attend the wedding so we will finalise a date which suits both our families” Also it might not be a regular wedding in the suburbs of Mumbai as the comedienne-anchor has a destination wedding in Goa visualised in her mind too “We haven’t locked the destination It will happen either in Mumbai Punjab or we are also planning to have a destination wedding in Goa We are yet to decide on it” quipped Bharti Being a proud partner of Haarsh Bharti also revealed about him bearing half expenses of the wedding “I am very fortunate that I have got a life partner like Haarsh He is so understanding When he shared the decision of spending equally on the wedding I felt so proud to have him in my life As I have always seen in our Punjabi weddings all the expenses are borne by the bride’s parents I really appreciate his decision” revealed Bharti On the work front Bharti was in the headlines recently as her friend and colleague Krushna Abhishek in an interview expressed his displeasure at her joining Kapil’s show But she cleared the air around her relationship with Krushna being tarnished because of such claims “I am absolutely fine with whatever he has said in the interview because that’s the truth We had vowed to each other that we won’t go on Kapil Sharma’s show but that was when we were doing Comedy Nights Bachao when we had work But when I am free and not doing anything I decided to do Kapil bhai’s show” said Bharti Adding to it she says “I don’t think there is anything wrong in it I couldn’t inform Krushna because everything happened all of a sudden Even Krushna is doing a show and I am not angry with him We all wish good for everyone and there is no animosity between anyone of us We meet and party with each other but unfortunately nobody writes about that People just want to write about fights” For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Published: June 30 2017 4:52 pm Mohammad Siraj also said that the ability to bowl quick bouncers comes to him naturally (Source: File) Top News Mohammad Siraj has taken giant strides forward after a brilliant 2016-17 Ranji Trophy season After making his debut in 2015 Siraj announced himself with 41 wickets in the last Ranji season The seamer carried his form into the IPL where he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad and has been rewarded with berth in India ‘A’ squads for tour of South Africa Siraj spoke to bccitv ahead of South Africa tour and insisted that his dream will come true “This is a good opportunity for me and I will try to make the most of it I would like to perform and make it count as I look to play for India in the future God willing my dream will come true People at home and my team-mates are very happy that I have been selected for India ‘A’” he said Siraj also said that the ability to bowl quick bouncers comes to him naturally “It is a natural delivery for me and it comes on quickly (at the batsman) I will focus on where I pitch it” He also shared his experience before he was a part of the Hyderabad team The seamer used to play with the tennis-ball and had no idea about the movement and other technicalities of bowling “I used to play tennis-ball cricket Before playing in the Ranji Trophy I didn’t know anything about things like seam or swing All I knew was to bowl on one spot and that’s what I would do Now I know other things like reverse swing” Siraj said “I got to learn a lot from Paras sir during the Ranji Trophy He would tell me to keep bowling in one area bowl your stock ball to whoever the batsman is and back yourself The batsman will make a mistake and you will get a wicket” he added Siraj commenting on his strengths said “I try to hit the fourth stump from good length regardless of whether I am playing with the white ball or red ball That is what I focus on” He got a lot of help in the IPL playing alongside in-form bowlers including Ashish Nehra Bhuvneshwar Kumar and coach Tom Moody helped him focus on his bowling “I learnt a lot about things like what lengths to bowl in different phases of the game which worked and helped me succeed” On being asked about the upcoming South Africa tour Siraj said “I don’t know how the wickets will be in South Africa I will go there and see In one-dayers I will work on bowling yorkers in death overs and things like that I will focus on my strengths whether it is a multi-day or a one-day game and do what I have been doing in domestic cricket” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWashington: The Trump administration wants to engage India more effectively in Afghanistan and hold Pakistan accountable for its actions in the region US vice president Mike Pence said on Tuesday His comments came hours after President Donald Trump hit out at Pakistan for providing safe havens to "agents of chaos" that kill Americans in Afghanistan and warned Islamabad that it has "much to lose" by harbouring terrorists "We want to strengthen the partnership between Afghanistan and India We want to hold Pakistan more accountable for their actions in the region" Pence said File image of US vice-president Mike Pence AP "What President Trump announced yesterday was a whole new strategy for South Asia that said look we’re going to provide the resources and the military personnel and the air assets necessary to support the Afghan army’s efforts to defeat the Taliban" the vice president told Fox News He said the US would destroy terrorist networks that use Afghanistan and portions of Pakistan as safe havens and asked Islamabad to step up and be a more effective partner in confronting the terrorist organizations some 20 of which harbor in Afghanistan and regions in Pakistan "We’re going to engage India more effectively in Afghanistan" Pence said India has been supporting an Afghan-led Afghan-owned broad-based and inclusive process of peace and reconciliation and advocating the need for a sustained and long-term commitment to Afghanistan by the international community "We’ll let the Afghan people build their own nation Our objective there is to advance the security of the United States of America and to support the Afghan national army as they stay in the lead in the fight" said the vice president In an op-ed in USA Today Pence alleged that Pakistan too often turns a blind eye to the cancer of terrorism and in many cases it has contributed to the growth of terrorist groups "Pakistan like Afghanistan is a haven for terrorist activity Between the two countries no fewer than 20 US-designated foreign terrorist organizations have haven and conduct operations — the highest concentration of any region in the world Pakistan which has borne the weight of terrorist attacks in the past shares with us" he wrote He said America will not write a blank check for countries that fail to root out the same forces who try every day to kill its people Pence said that Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with American effort in Afghanistan It has much more to lose by supporting terrorists he warned "The president has put them on notice" he said Pence said president’sstrategy for South Asia involves a stronger strategic partnership with India — the world’s largest democracy and a key security and economic partner "India has made important contributions towards Afghanistan’s stability and security and India has also pledged critical support to Afghanistan’s development needs Because they directly affect America’s interests America will continue to work closely with 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