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Agricultural Land Review Committee

first_img Rick Williams, Salt Springs, Pictou Co. John Van de Reit, Shubenacadie, Hants Co. Bill Swetnam, Centreville, Kings Co. Patricia Bishop, Port Williams, Kings Co. Lise LeBlanc, Newport, Hants Co. “The Agricultural Land Review Committee will hold a series of public meetings because we believe Nova Scotians should have a say in how our prime agricultural lands are protected,” said Mr. MacDonell. “The committee will determine if adequate protection for agricultural lands already exist or whether additional steps need to be taken to further protect land.” A number of issues have been raised as to whether all prime agriculture land should be preserved and how much land is actually needed for food production. Other matters facing the committee include whether agricultural lands should be protected from non-agricultural developments, like private homes, hospitals, or day cares, recreational facilities, and the role society should play in any exercise to preserve land. “Land use issues continue to be of interest to many people throughout the province, including municipal councils,” said Ramona Jennex, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “I am pleased to learn that this committee has been struck to get a clearer picture of the views of Nova Scotians.” The committee will hold public sessions early in 2010. A final report is expected in the spring. Agriculture Minister John MacDonell announced today, Nov. 4, the members of the Agricultural Land Review Committee. The committee will seek public input around the management and long-term future of the province’s agricultural lands. Members are:last_img read more

Winter Sportfishing Opens New Years Day

first_img Nova Scotians will have more opportunities to enjoy the province’s great outdoors when winter sportfishing season opens on New Year’s Day. Fishing venues are expanding with more lakes open for rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, chain pickerel or perch. The Cape Breton Highlands Special Trout Management Area will be open for brook trout angling this winter and in the tidal waters of the Bras d’Or Lakes, anglers may now fish for brown trout as well as rainbow trout. “Winter sportfishing is a wonderful way for Nova Scotians to enjoy the province’s great outdoors,” said Sterling Belliveau, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. “Winter sportfishing is one of many winter outdoor experiences that Nova Scotia offers and whether you are a beginner or experienced angler, it is an activity that can be enjoyed by all age groups. “I would like to encourage all anglers to use caution this season.” A 2011 general fishing licence is required to winter fish and can be purchased at Department of Natural Resources offices. Licences are valid until March 31. Anglers may also purchase one-day licences at a reduced rate. Anglers can also take advantage of the annual winter sportfishing weekend Feb. 18 and Feb. 19, when residents and non-residents can fish in open winter sportfishing areas without a general fishing licence. For more information visit . Note: A list of waterways open and restrictions for winter sportfishing follows this release.last_img read more

Province Extends Fire Water Services

first_imgThe Department of Natural Resources is keeping some seasonal wildfire fighters and burning restrictions in place longer than usual as the risk of wildfires remains high in parts of Nova Scotia. Burning restrictions across the province are posted daily at 2 p.m. at . No burning of campfires or brush is permitted any day between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. during wildfire risk season. The season typically runs from March 15 to Oct. 15, but this year it will end on Oct. 22. Seasonal fire crews in the western and central regions of the province will stay on until Oct. 22. “Maintaining these resources and restrictions until Oct. 22 is necessary to ensure the safety of our forests, our communities, and our people,” said Lloyd Hines, Minister of Natural Resources. “Conditions are still too dry to let our guard down and we urge everyone to follow the burning restrictions posted online.” Nova Scotians in need of potable water and showers will have access to designated provincial parks in the central and western regions of the province after the camping season ends. The department will keep those parks open up to and including Oct. 27 for water access only. Most provincial parks traditionally close after Thanksgiving. The following provincial parks are available for public use (showers and potable water access) from Sundays to Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., free of charge: For more information on how government is helping residents affected by the water shortage in southwestern Nova Scotia, visit . Dollar Lake Provincial Park, Halifax Regional Municipality Graves Island Provincial Park, Lunenburg Co. Laurie Provincial Park, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Halifax Regional Municipality Porter’s Lake Provincial Park, Halifax Regional Municipality Rissers Beach Provincial Park, Lunenburg Co. The Islands Provincial Park, Shelburne Co. Thomas Raddall Provincial Park, Queens Co.last_img read more

Inmate injured partial lockdown ordered after assault at NB prison

first_imgRENOUS, N.B. – An inmate was taken to hospital after an assault at a maximum-security prison in New Brunswick.Officials at the federal Atlantic Institution in Renous say the victim was found injured last Thursday around 10 p.m.Assistant warden Nicole Gaudet says the inmate was evaluated by staff and taken to an outside hospital for treatment.No other staff members or inmates were injured.The RCMP and the institution are investigating the incident and the warden has ordered a partial lockdown of the prison.last_img read more

Timeline shows investigation of alleged pain meds overdosing

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Investigations are underway into allegations that a doctor working for an Ohio hospital system ordered inappropriately high doses of pain medication to dozens of patients.Columbus-based Mount Carmel Hospital System says the pain medication led to the deaths of at least 28 people at two hospitals, with six additional patients receiving inappropriately high doses that didn’t kill them.Six lawsuits have been filed to date against the doctor, nurses and pharmacists.Mount Carmel has apologized and is investigating how the situation was allowed to happen. The hospital said in an internal statement that the doctor’s orders were carried out by employees who “made poor decisions” and ignored existing safeguards.Mount Carmel says in a timeline that it received its first report about the doctor on Oct. 25.Andrew Welsh-Huggins, The Associated Press read more

Trump accuses China of footdragging on farm purchases

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is accusing China of “letting us down” by not promptly buying more U.S. farm products.“They have not been buying the agricultural products from our great Farmers that they said they would,” the president said on Twitter. “Hopefully, they will start soon.”After meeting with President Xi Jinping late last month, Trump said China had agreed to buy more U.S. agricultural products as part of a cease-fire in the two countries’ trade war. The truce suspended U.S. plans to impose tariffs on an additional $300 billion in Chinese goods — action that would have extended the taxes to everything China ships to America.“Our side expects China very soon to start purchasing American agriculture commodities, crops, goods and services,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow tells reporters.Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press read more

Thousands wait in line to watch Raptors at Jurassic Park

Despite the expected rain and thunderstorms on Saturday evening, thousands of Raptors fans waited outside for the chance to watch Game 6 live at Jurassic Park.The line to watch on the big screen outside Scotiabank Arena wraps around the building up Bay Street and down Front Street three hours before the 8:30 p.m. tip off.Toronto could clinch a spot in the NBA finals with a win against the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday night.The gates to enter Jurassic Park were expected to open at 6:30 p.m., but severe thunderstorms delayed the opening due to safety concerns.Once they were finally open, fans fought attempted to fight their way in to catch a spot in front of the big screen.BREAKING: fans literally rushing the the line tonight for a chance to be in #Raptors Jurassic Park at Scotiabank Arena for #Game6 Not nearly enough space for them all. #RaptorsVsBucks @CityNews @680NEWS @LindsayDunnTV— Ken Townsend (@KenTownsend) May 25, 2019 read more

TCI Hospitals sponsor medical tourism conference already attracting cosmetic surgeries

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 10, 2017 – Providenciales – The TCI Hospitals is already taking advantage of offering cosmetic surgery to individuals from outside of the country, thanks to having board certified specialist surgeons from the United States.   The program runs quarterly and is a part of what is described as the Cosmetic Surgery program where both procedures and consultations are happening.The revelation comes with the return of a #TCIHospitals delegation from Los Angeles where the team continues its work to create a robust medical tourism industry in the Turks and Caicos Islands.    Quality Healthcare in Paradise was the pitch for the Turks and Caicos Hospitals when the facility showcased its Provo and Grand Turk locations in California from October 2-4.It was the 10th World Medical Tourism and Global Congress, and the InterHealth Canada TCI Hospitals was a bronze sponsor at the gathering in LA.  TCI Hospitals CEO, Daniel Carrier; Marketing and PR Manager, Nikira John and Visiting Consultant, Kay Vanes Williams – all certified in Medical Tourism – represented the islands and its healthcare offering to leaders in Medical Travel, Healthcare, Wellness, Benefits and Insurance.TCI Hospitals explained that there was great value in attending the Congress, as the number of people seeking medical treatment abroad is growing, year on year – billions of people are travelling for medical treatment.   The World Medical Tourism and Global Congress, this year, attracted 400 qualified buyers and 3,000 participants.#MagneticMediaNewsPhoto credit: TCI Hospitals TCI Hospitals Update: Trauma cases involving fatal shooting, illegal migrant collapsed, attempted suicide Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIHospitals Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PDM Administration announces budget increase for primary health care, goal to reduce overseas medical bills Recommended for you Cancer cases up for Turks and Caicos, 47 new patients reports Hospitalslast_img read more

BP Plans To Complete 3D Seismic Survey Of Prudhoe Bay In 2019

first_imgToday BP operates the entire Prudhoe Bay field, which produced an average of more than 280,000 barrels of oil per day in 2017, accounting for more than half the state’s total oil production. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享This winter, BP  announced that the company is getting ready to use some new technology in the Prudhoe Bay oil field. In 2019, BP plans to complete a 3D seismic survey of the Prudhoe Bay operating area, using its proprietary, state of-the-art technology. The survey will provide high seismic coverage to support new drilling and well work, which will help BP further prolong the life of the field, according to a release from the company. Since Prudhoe Bay began production in 1977, it has generated 13 billion barrels of oil, exceeding initial projections of 9.6 billion barrels. BP plans to go over 470 square miles with a “fine-toothed comb”.last_img read more

Friday Afternoon Update Rain Forecasted For Swan Lake Fire Area

first_imgThe southwestern corner of the fire experienced some increased activity near, but inside, containment lines.  Work will continue to cool this area as well as securing the perimeter northward to the Sterling Highway by extinguishing any remaining burning or smoldering fuels adjacent to the containment lines. Structure protection on the western flank is effectively in place. The community of Cooper Landing does remain in a ‘Set’ status. Dan Nelson with the Borough Office of Emergency Management: “We are always going to do the most conservative action to keep the people safe, and that is why we remain at ‘Set’. Rocky Gilbert, with the Incident Command Team: “Our firefighters continue to focus on protecting the communities of Sterling, Kenai Keys, and Cooper Landing. On the west side of the fire we continue to have crews in the direct line between the fire and Skilak Lake Road.” There are currently 740 personnel working on the fire. The expected containment date is September 15. The Sterling neighborhoods east of Feuding Lane and east of Adkins Road remain in a READY status. A READY notification means residents should be preparing for a potential evacuation should the threat level increase. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Swan Lake Fire Community Meeting has been scheduled for Friday at 6pm, at the Sterling Community Center. You can tune into KSRM 920AM to listen live. Original Post: Noon: The Swan Lake Fire is estimated at 162,179 acres and is now 27% complete. On the southwest corner of the fire, south of Sterling Highway, a portion of the line is now showing as complete. This means that fire managers feel safe that heat has been extinguished within 30-50′ of the fireline.Active fire behavior is expected to continue but an increase in cloud cover and humidity with potential rain, will begin to moderate fire activity. Expect to see group and individual tree torching, surface fire spread and backing fire. Winds ahead of incoming low will test containment lines on the north and west fire edge. The southwestern corner of the fire experienced some increased activity near, but inside, containment lines.  Work will continue to cool this area as well as securing the perimeter northward to the Sterling Highway by extinguishing any remaining burning or smoldering fuels adjacent to the containment lines. Structure protection on the western flank is effectively in place. The Sterling neighborhoods east of Feuding Lane and east of Adkins Road remain in a READY status. A READY notification means residents should be preparing for a potential evacuation should the threat level increase. The small amount of rain forecast won’t put the fire out but it may reduced fire behavior.  Fire Managers expect the road to continue to have pilot car escorts when its open and there is a possibility of long waits so be prepared with food and water.,The community of Cooper Landing does remain in a ‘Set’ status. Dan Nelson with the Borough Office of Emergency Management: “We are always going to do the most conservative action to keep the people safe, and that is why we remain at ‘Set’. Sterling Highway Update: Noon: The Sterling Highway remained open throughout most of the morning with pilot car escorts between mile 71 and 40.  There is a chance Friday’s expected wind could cause the fire and smoke to pick up.last_img read more

Kidnapped child handed over to parents

first_imgKakinada: The efforts of police and media resulted in safe return of the kidnapped child of Mandapeta N Jasith in the early hours on Thursday. It may be noted that the boy was kidnapped on Monday evening. According to sources, the child was abandoned near a brick making unit at Kutukuluru village in Anaparti Mandal in East Godavari district around 1 am on Thursday. The workers in the unit recognised the boy because of wide publicity and provided the boy a chair to sit. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us At about 4 am, the owner of the brick unit came there and tried to contact the parents of the boy, but in vain as the parents did not believe him. When the brick unit owner Yesu sent a whatsapp message, the parents informed the police. The district police chief Adanan Nayeem Asmi went to Kutukuluru and brought the boy to Mandapeta and handed him over to his parents. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us The boy who was away from home did not feel home sick, but was in joyful mood and spoke to media freely over the incident. He revealed that the kidnappers told him that they were going to his aunt’s place. Meanwhile, the district police are in the lookout for the kidnappers. According to district police chief Adanan Nayeem Asmi, they got some vital clues over the kidnappers’ identity and said that as the case is in investigating stage, they cannot disclose the details.last_img read more

Man swept away in water after gates of Nagarjuna Sagar Project

first_imgA man who visited the Nagarjuna Sagar Project on Monday was swept away after the water gushed out from the gates. The officials have opened all the gates of the project due to heavy inflow. He was identified as a native of Zaheerabad mandal of Sangareddy district. Meanwhile, efforts were on to trace the man. With the heavy inflow, the visitors at the project were increased further ensuing to the traffic jam for about 10km. Further details are awaited.last_img

Geek deals roundup Get an Oculus Rift on Amazon DC comics Blurays

first_imgOrder the Oculus Rift headset from Amazon for $599Since it made a splash on Kickstarter a few years back, the Oculus Rift has been seen as an exciting step forward for video games and interactive media on the whole. The rollout hasn’t been particularly smooth, but you can now backorder a headset of your own on Amazon. When it finally comes back into stock, it’ll ship out at no additional cost. Just make sure to check if your PC is up to the task of running the Rift.Buy a $90 GameStop gift card, get a $10 bonus card for freeIf you’re planning on buying a few games or investing in a console, this deal on eBay is hard to pass up. More or less, you’re getting $100 worth of GameStop credit for just $90. With Deus Ex and No Man’s Sky right around the corner, this is a good way to save a little cash.Up to 50% off DC comics Blu-raysAre you in love with the DC universe? Today’s Amazon gold box deal of the day has a selection of DC Blu-rays on deep discount. Most importantly, you can snag the first seasons of The Flash, Gotham, and Arrow bundled together for just $46.49.Xbox One 500GB console for $249.99With the Xbox One S shipping next month, Microsoft has decided to cut the price of the original Xbox One. Now, you can nab an Xbox One for just $249.99 with a free download of one of the following games: Rare Replay, Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, or Gears of War: Ultimate Edition.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at more great deals head over to TechBargains.last_img read more

We asked the UK Foreign Office for LGBTI travel advice – this

first_imgAside from that, it’s inevitable that same-sex parents will be looking at ‘How is our family going to be treated? Are we going to be welcome there? Are we going to feel comfortable, are we going to be happy there?’ So, it’s the same advice. Do your research. Look into it.‘Again, that idea of bigger cities, certain hotel complexes, you’re far more free’Looking at a specific example, what would your advice be to a same-sex parent family considering visiting Dubai?Dubai’s a good example. It’s illegal to be homosexual there, and there are quite severe penalties if you’re in that position. But actually, in general, it’s a fairly tolerant society. Surprisingly so, when you see the laws perhaps.We would very clearly be saying, really understand what the rules are. Understand what the differences are in different parts. Again, that idea of bigger cities, certain hotel complexes, you’re far more free.That’s the same for lots of laws in that country. You may have more leeway if you’re in a five star hotel or whatever, than if you do something more local.If a couple with kids were arrested on holiday, what would happen to them?Again it would massively depend on the country. But in general, the parents who are detained would keep their responsibility for the children. What that means in practise is that if there is a trusted friend or relative nearby, or able to come, then that child would get moved into their care.If that’s not possible, then the children will go into the care system in the country they were seized. That’s the same for any parent. The FCO will never take on that child’s custody. It’s not what we’re trained for. But the FCO will and does keep a very strong view on child safeguarding. Making sure children are being treated properly, regardless of where they are. I have a team, my child protection team, who deal with individual child welfare cases.Specifically thinking about trans travelers, what would your advice be?We try to make sure the advice we’re giving is giving a close and in-depth look at the local laws and customs as we can. That’s really so the whole spectrum of people’s sexualities and gender identities are – people can look into the information and take what they need out of it, rather than trying to be very specific about it.But we do know in certain cases, particularly passport identity, there can be particular issues. So we signpost on our travel advice to the passport office. They have specific guidance about your passport and what you might want to do to make sure you have fewer troubles as you’re going through other countries’ border controls.It talks about, when you’re applying for a passport, if you want to change your assigned gender, if you want to update it, what sort of information do you need? It’s a really simple, blow-by-blow, this is what you need if you’re going to apply for a passport. It’s actually incredibly accessible.Do you see the situation getting easier for trans travelers at border controls?Every country’s different. Actually, the border controls of different nations, regardless of whether you’re trans, can be quite taxing sometimes.I think it’s quite clear over the last couple of years, trans issues have become far more – I don’t want to say far more mainstream, but they’re talked about more, they’re understood more. That can only help. There’s much more conversation about it in the media. At least it is here. I guess the issue is, it may well not be in other countries.‘What is the actual law? What is the thing that are illegal in that country, and not?’In terms of advice [for trans travelers], the example I think of is Brazil, where gay and lesbian people are welcome but trans people aren’t as much – or at all.I think that’s a very fair thing to say. You also have differences between lesbian or gay relationships and how they’re seen. Whether they’re socially accepted or not socially accepted. So we’ll always be as clear as we can: ‘What is the actual law? What is the thing that is illegal in that country, and not?’And we’ll try to give a sense of whether the social attitudes fit that. Because in some countries it may be illegal, but the social attitudes are quite open. In others, it may be legal but actually, social attitudes are incredibly conservative.How do you feel about press coverage raising the profile of a case?It’s case-dependent. My experience of media coverage, because it’s quite a blunt tool, is it’s not always clear what the impact will be. We always talk to families when they’re talking to us about the case. We’ll always talk to them about media. If it’s something they want, and of course it’s always down to the family and the individual, whether they want to publicize their case.‘Media coverage – it’s quite a blunt tool’We will advise on what we think is best. But it’s absolutely up to them to make those choices. I’d say in some cases it might be able to move things along. In others, it may well stall issues, because people don’t like to see the publicity. I don’t mean that in the UK, but in whichever country they’re in. It’s not always easy to judge how UK media will impact international authorities. Sometimes it has no impact. Sometimes it has a good impact. Other times it will have terrible impact.It’s not always easy to control. It’s almost impossible for families to keep control of the messages they’re wanting to get out there. That can cause problems. If they see that that media is having a negative impact on their loved one, they can’t always then stop it.I’m sure there are LGBTI people in prison right now. What can we do to support those individuals? A very practical way of supporting would be to get in touch with Prisoners Abroad actually. They’re a small charity, but they do amazing work.For more information head to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, or its dedicated page on travel advice for LGBT travelersGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . To travel to LGBTI-unfriendly countries, or to boycott? To express your love on holiday, or to keep things discreet?And what of countries where gay sex is illegal, but where it’s actually safer for LGBTIs than some where it’s legal? eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Queer travelers share a sense of wanderlust, but also a sense of confusion. Travel for us is fraught with questions, potential hazards and conflicting advice.In an effort to demystify the wealth of information out there, we stopped by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London’s Westminster to talk with Philippa Makepeace, Head of the Consular Assistance Department, to talk all things LGBTI travel. Here’s what we learned…Hi Philippa. Do you ever worry about information out there being inaccurate?That’s the case, isn’t it, when you’re trying to research. Is it accurate? Is it just reflecting one person’s experience? That’s why I suggest going to the FCO travel advice first. We focus carefully on making sure we’re giving factual advice. We don’t color it. It’s come from our embassies. The people who are writing it are living in that country, talking to the officials of that country.That means when you’re looking at other sources, you can look critically. ‘Does that look like a site I should be trusting?’ Some of the blogs will say: ‘I had this dreadful time’. Then you’ll see the comments, 50 people saying: ‘Well, I went and it was absolutely fine!’‘Everybody has different risk appetites’For me, the whole point about traveling is you’re wanting to see the world. Everybody has different risk appetites. You can only make that choice yourself.Grand Staircase at the Foreign Office | Photo: Instagram/JamieTabbererIt is hard to keep up with changes in laws and customs abroad?My team works really hard. Our travel advice changes daily. Every country is always doing something different. And we’re very clear on the website when information’s been updated.Even though you updated the LGBTI advice page substantially last year – if people think ‘Oh, it’s a once a year thing’ – it’s more?Yes, exactly. The LGBT page is general guidance. It’s probably less likely to change on a very regular basis. But anything that’s in a specific country, that can change very regularly.Where do you get that information?We’ve got a really massive network of embassies across the globe. They’ll have their own contacts in the countries where they are. It’s fascinating.What would happen if an LGBTI person was arrested in a foreign country because of their sexuality, or for having sex? What would the process be?First of all, it will depend on the country. Each country has its own judicial process. Its own way the police force works, rules and regulations.In terms of support from the Foreign Office, what you can expect as a British national is once you’re arrested, regardless of which country you’re in, they should ask whether you want them to contact your embassy on your behalf. If they don’t ask, you have every right to say: ‘I want you to tell my embassy that I’m here. I want to talk to them.’‘We have 2,000 British nationals in prison overseas at any one time’As soon as we know we have a British national who’s in detention, we will get in touch as soon as possible.We have things called ‘prisoner packs’. Which is effectively giving a sense of that country’s judicial system; what might happen next to you, giving people a bit of understanding.Because quite often, very often, when people are arrested overseas – we have 2,000 British nationals in prison overseas at any one time, about 400 in the US – so we have a number of British nationals who are in detention.‘The thing we can’t do is get people out of jail’So we’ll want to understand what the issue is and what support we are able to provide. Now, the sorts of support we’re able to provide is to make sure people’s welfare is assured. If people are being treated differently from other prisoners because they’re British, we can raise that and make sure that doesn’t happen, or try.We can provide lists of local lawyers people may want to use to further their case. And we can generally keep contact, and put people in contact with a great charity called Prisoners Abroad.The FCO in LondonThe thing we can’t do, and I think often people expect we might be able to because we’re the British government, is get people out of jail. So even if you have been jailed because you have done something illegal in the country you’re in, but it is perfectly legal in the UK – something like gay sex – that doesn’t mean we are able to get you out of prison.If there are 2,000 British nationals in prison overseas at any given time, how often is it because someone’s arrested because of their sexuality?That’s a difficult one to answer. I don’t have the data in front of me. So, the 2,000 people, some of them could be people in for the night. Drunk and disorderly, out the next day. So it’s a really changing number. And I’m not sure that the database that we use, that we can interrogate the data on the charges.Part of the reason for that is we are very non-judgemental in our support. It doesn’t matter what you’ve been accused of doing or what you’ve been sentenced for having done. We will provide exactly the same support to you. It’s almost slightly irrelevant to our case management.Is there any specific advice you can give to same-sex parent families?I would say families and parents have the same sort of issues, regardless of whether they’re a same-sex parent or a straight parent. Because quite often, when you’re traveling, you’re thinking of your child and their needs. Gay Bermuda tourism CEO: LGBTI boycott ‘counter-intuitive’ after marriage equality reversalHomophobic economies losing out on billionsLGBTI Travel Twitter Chat sponsored by U.S. State Department (@TravelGov) and ManAboutWorld (@MAWtravel)Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Go back to the enewsletter Silversea is taking it

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterSilversea is taking its offer of free Wi-Fi to the next level.  Starting with voyages sailing in April 2018, free unlimited Wi-Fi access will be extended to every guest throughout its fleet of classic and expedition ships.Since January 2016, guests have enjoyed at least one hour of free Wi-Fi per day.  The new policy will provide each guest booked into one of Silversea’s standard suites with free unlimited standard internet access. Guests staying in a Silver suite or upwards will enjoy free unlimited premium internet access for up to two devices simultaneously per guest. Unlimited premium internet access is also available to purchase for guests wishing to upgrade.“We know how important it is for our guests to be able to catch up on emails or share photos on social media while on vacation,” said Barbara Muckermann, Silversea’s chief marketing officer.  “Now, with free unlimited Wi-Fi in all suites, our guests can stay as connected as they choose while they voyage to the most fascinating places on Earth.”Free unlimited Wi-Fi will be the latest addition to Silversea’s existing array of all-inclusive shipboard amenities, which includes a selection of complimentary wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees, bottled water, juices and soft drinks; in-suite bar stocked with guests’ preferences; in-suite dining service; lecture and enrichment programs; and round-trip transportation into town (in most ports for classic cruises), among others.Lead image: Silver Shadow in Shimizu Port, Japan © Toshihide Mochizuki/Silversea CruisesGo back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

IMF pushes for tougher foreclosures law to tackle NPLs

first_imgThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that it expects economic growth in Cyprus to pick up at 4 per cent this year and 4.2 per cent next year even as risks related to the high-stock of non-performing loans undermine the economy’s prospects.“The brisk pace of economic activity is underpinned by ongoing and planned construction projects, and is only partly dented by decelerating private consumption, as households step up loan repayments over time,” the IMF said in a statement on Thursday. “Despite the vigorous upswing, non-performing loans still weigh on banks’ profitability and have prevented significant improvement in households’ and corporations’ financial health. Political and social acceptance of strategic default continues to undermine financial intermediation”.The IMF said it expects unemployment to fall this year to an average of 9.5 per cent from 11 per cent last year, before dropping to 8 per cent in 2019. The government, which last year produced a fiscal surplus of 1.8 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) is forecast to generate a 2.1 per cent surplus in both 2018 and 2019. The current account deficit is expected to narrow this year to 5.1 per cent of GDP, from 6.7 per cent last year, and further widen at 7.2 per cent in 2019.The IMF, which together with the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) participated in the troika of international creditors which supervised Cyprus’s 2013 bailout, said it expects that the government will continue producing fiscal surpluses of up to 4.5 per cent of the economy over the five coming years which will allow public debt fall to 72 per cent by 2013. Government debt fell last year for the first time after the fiscal and banking crisis of 2013 below the 100 per cent mark. In April, the issue of €2.4bn in government bonds in favour of the Cyprus Cooperative Bank increased public debt once more above a year’s economic output.The “banks’ weak asset quality and insufficient diversification of economic activity are sources of downside risks to this outlook,” it said, adding that the Fund’s directors recommend that the island should amend its insolvency and foreclosure legislation by also introducing “tight eligibility criteria” to avoid moral hazard and contain the cost of a scheme currently being drafted aiming at helping vulnerable borrowers.The advice comes as the government prepares a stricter foreclosure and insolvency framework to help banks tackle delinquent loans which undermine their capital adequacy. It is part of a three-pronged strategy that also includes the sale of the Co-op’s operations and the introduction of Estia, a scheme that that will help cooperative borrowers affected by the crisis.The IMF board of directors “noted that Cyprus’s capacity to repay the Fund is expected to be adequate under staff’s baseline scenario but is subject to significant downside risks.”A year ago, the government repaid close to one-third of the €1bn borrowed from the Fund.The IMF directors “agreed that sustained strong economic growth and accompanying fiscal primary surpluses would be crucial to achieve a projected rapid decline in the public debt-to-GDP ratio and allow continued access to financial markets on favourable terms. Strong and continued efforts to implement ambitious macroeconomic policies and structural reforms would further reinforce Cyprus’s capacity to repay”.In this context, directors welcomed the authorities’ willingness to continue post-program engagement with the Fund,” and agreed to extend monitoring through July 31, next year.They also recommended that Cyprus should not allow public spending to increase above the economy’s medium-term growth, expected to drop to 2.5 per cent.It suggested instituting a “durable mechanism” that will allow the executive to keep the public wage bill under control. 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