HSE to introduce targeted redundancy scheme in January

first_imgTHE HSE IS to launch a ‘targeted voluntary redundancy scheme’ from 1 January next year as part of the implementation of the Haddington Road Agreement.In a memo sent to HSE managers today, Director of Human Resources Barry O’Brien pointed out that the agreement provides managers with “significant enablers to extract cost, and reduce the overall cost base in health service delivery, while radically reviewing and changing work practices, rosters, and work patterns in the context of the reform and re-organisation of the health services”.He said the redundancy scheme “allow services re-structure and reconfigure while at the same time deliver essential cost savings and further reduce headcount.” However he did not give any indication of how many redundancies the HSE would be seeking.SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Bell said today he despaired at the content of the memorandum and accused the HSE of attempting to “re-interpret the terms” of the agreement.The memo stated that from 1 January, all staff should be working additional hours required under the agreement from. For a period, it was possible for a small number of staff to retain their existing working hours from from the start of next year, this will now longer be allowed.Commenting on this, SIPTU’s Bell said: If this memorandum is an accurate reflection of its position, senior management at the HSE has determined that section 2.5 of the agreement be nullified and that it has the right to enforce additional hours of work on employees who have already opted to take a pay cut in order to maintain their existing hours of work. Such an action will lead to an inevitable confrontation with health service unions.O’Brien also mentioned the controversial Graduate Nurse Programme, commenting that it is providing “additional resources to front-line services to reduce agency and overtime costs”.Yesterday, in emerged that the CEOs of four hospitals wrote to the director general of the HSE saying that health cuts are beginning to seriously threaten patient safety.Bell said the threatened targeted redundancies of staff “will only serve to compound the problem they have identified in their letter”.Read: Hospital chiefs write to HSE saying cuts are threatening patient safety>Read: Taoiseach: Hospital chiefs’ letter is important and it’s not being treated as a joke>last_img read more

Boris Becker declared bankrupt after failing to pay substantial debt

first_imgBoris Becker declared bankrupt after failing to pay ‘substantial’ debt The three-time Wimbledon champion appeared before a Bankruptcy Court in London. By AFP Wednesday 21 Jun 2017, 5:00 PM 28 Comments Tennis player who ‘almost died’ after suspected poisoning granted Wimbledon wildcard 34,421 Views http://the42.ie/3456289 Follow us: the42.ie Image: Anthony Devlin Image: Anthony Devlin Share Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Jun 21st 2017, 5:00 PM Updated at 17.00FORMER GERMAN TENNIS star Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a court in London after failing to pay a “substantial” long-standing debt since 2015.Laywers for the the three-time Wimbledon champion pleaded with a Bankruptcy Court registrar on Wednesday to allow Becker a “last chance” to pay off the debt.But Registrar Christine Derrett, who recalled watching Becker play on Centre Court, ruled there was a lack of credible evidence the outstanding payment would be forthcoming and refused to adjourn the case.“One has the impression of a man with his head in the sand,” she said of the six-time major winner after making the bankruptcy order following a brief hearing.The bankruptcy application was made by private bankers Arbuthnot Latham & Co in connection with a judgment debt owed them by Becker dating back to 2015.The German’s lawyers had argued there was sufficient evidence to show that he would be able to pay the debt soon through a refinancing arrangement, involving remortgaging a property in Mallorca, which was expected to raise six million euros ($6.7 million).His advocate told the registrar his instructions from Becker were that it was expected the deal would be approved by a Spanish bank in approximately one month.Becker’s advocate said his client was not likely to benefit from bankruptcy and it could have an adverse effect on his “image”.But the judge responded: “He should have thought about that a long time ago.”She added: “It is not often the case that a professional person has a judgment (debt) outstanding against them since October 2015. This is a historic debt.”Becker split with former world number one Novak Djokovic last December following three successful years together, the Serb winning six of his 12 Grand Slam titles with Becker as coach.(C) AFP 2017The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us!last_img read more

Legendary Lesvos yiayia dies age 90

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram “Lesvos yiayia” Maritsa Mavrapidi, the Greek woman who back in October 2015, was captured by local photographer Lefteris Partsalis helping a young Syrian mother who had just landed on the shores of the eastern Aegean island after making the treacherous crossing from Turkey has died age 90.“She was an honest woman who made us proud, and we will remember her always,” the community president of Mavrapidi’s village, Skala Skamnias, told the media on Wednesday.The image of yiayia Maritsa attending to the infant together together with her two cousins became an international symbol of solidarity and the image of the three women was published around the world and prompted a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Lesvos’s residents in 2016. The funeral of the elderly woman will be held in Lesvos today.last_img read more

WWE announces that Fandango will be out for six months with a torn labrum…

first_img WWE NXT Results – 8/14/19 (NXT Breakout Tournament Finals, Breezango/Forgotten Sons) Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Thanks for the guys — Fandango (@WWEFandango) July 8, 2018Fandango has been part of the Breezango tag-team with Tyler Breeze since 2016 and had recently been moved to RAW in April as part of the Superstar Shake-Up. Fandango has been with WWE since 2010, competing in Season 4 of NXT and won the season, then as Johnny Curtis, before becoming Fandango in 2013. Twitter WWE issued the following via Twitter on Sunday, announcing that RAW star Fandango will be out for six months with a torn labrum in his shoulder that will require surgery. INJURY UPDATE: @WWEFandango has suffered a Left Labrum tear in his shoulder and will require surgery to fix the issue. https://t.co/TF1TqcfgJB— WWE (@WWE) July 8, 2018Fandango commented on the injury via Twitter with.Seeya guys in 6-? Months — Fandango (@WWEFandango) July 8, 2018 Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Paige to undergo a second neck surgery, pulled from SummerSlam weekend appearances Pinterest Ronda Rousey sustains a gruesome finger injury on the set of “9-1-1”, underwent surgery last_img read more

Residents to Police Get dat tief outta here

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 15, 2016 – Blue Hills has again helped to take crime off the streets and out of their neighborhood; a would be robber was tackled to the ground and held, by residents, at a popular store until Police arrived on the scene; it happened last night.They say the man is from Kew, North Caicos and his photograph is floating all over social and mobile media but most striking was some amateur video which showed officers, including Commissioner James Smith carting the man off, stuffing him into a Police cruiser and the shouts from residents as they did so.  There were lots of expletives, but in the mix of the cursing were words of undeniable resolve as people rallied around the cry and against the attempted theft at what is known as the African store on Millennium Highway.We’ve posted a clean version of that video at Magnetic Media Fanpage on Facebook where you can hear residents shouting, “What!!! Carry that bouy, carry him, let’s beat him, thief, thief, come all the way from down the road, to come down here, carry this dude boy!!”Police are hailing the bravery of the residents and encouraging communities to remain united against crime.  Saturday Shooter wanted by Police, escapes into Kew Town again.  Police are hoping that these anti crime stances will also help them get to the bottom of a situation in Kew Town around 3:30am Saturday after they had to shut down the La Familia Bar.A man, standing some distance from the Police, reportedly fired shots at them and hit several cars with the stray bullets.  Press Officer, Kevin Clarke said Police opted not to return fire because the area was buzzing with civilians, who were also scrambling to get out of the way the gunfire of that lone man.The man was wearing black, ran off into bushes and got away.  Police need help in identifying this man so if you were at the La Familiar Bar and know something, call 1 800 TIPS that’s 1 800 8477; where you can give information anonymously. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#citizensarrestinbluehills, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Shakhtar Donetsk boss Man City have no weak links

first_imgPaulo Fonseca is wary of a testing encounter for his Shakhtar Donetsk side in tonight’s Champions League game against Manchester CityThe Ukrainian champions emerged as victors 10 months ago at their adoptive home of Kharkiv and will be hoping for a repeat tonight at the Metalist Stadium.But Fonseca fears that could prove to be much more difficult this time around given the improvements City have made since then.“They are even better, they have some new players and are stronger now while we are a different team,” Fonseca told reporters on the club website.“We will need to pay attention to all the players in the City team. They are very strong players and any of them can give us problems.“We know it is going to be difficult and we will probably have to suffer a bit without the ball, but we will try to find ways to play our game and attack.“We have younger players (than last year) and for them, it is a big chance to play in such a great competition. We are totally thinking about our game and how we will play.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Our principles remain the same, no matter who we play against. It doesn’t matter who we are playing against – Manchester City or any other team.”The Portuguese coach confirmed he will not make any tactical changes, despite losing key midfielders Taison and Marlos.Shakhtar are third in Group F and just two points off leaders Lyon.Shakhtar are preparing for the super match vs Manchester City. Pre-match training session. pic.twitter.com/iYui3sqX8j— FC SHAKHTAR ENGLISH (@FCShakhtar_eng) October 22, 2018last_img read more

Top 10 most read stories this week

first_imgThe top ten most read stories on employeebenefits.co.uk between 30 July and 5 August:1. 82% have a staff travel policy.2. CEO rewards staff with £17m bonus.3. Netflix introduces unlimited maternity and paternity leave.4. BT staff to receive £265m through share schemes.5. Reward Gateway to share £6.5m among staff.6. Government launches financial advice review.7. Hertfordshire County Council introduces health screening.8. Government consults on pension freedom charges.9. PepsiCo and Starbucks boost productivity via wellbeing.10. 34% too tired from work to enjoy life outside of it.last_img read more

Mother sick baby locked in urgent care facility after hours

first_imgPUYALLUP, Wash. (WSVN) — A Washington mother said she and her sick baby were forgotten and locked inside an urgent care clinic after the facility closed.Savannah Lewitt said her infant son Cason was suffering from a cough when she went to the MultiCare Urgent Care clinic near Seattle, Washington.Lewitt said just like any other visit, she and the 4-month-old child were taken into an exam room so a nurse could take the infant’s vitals. “[The nurse] said he will be in five to 10 minutes with the doctor,” Lewitt said.However, the mother said almost 40 minutes later, she and her son were still alone in the room. “That was when I was like, ‘That’s quite a while I’ve been waiting,’ so I went to check, and when I opened the door, I instantly, I knew and I just started crying,” Lewitt said.She found the center empty and the lights shut off — the office had closed for the night. “They left me like my son and I meant nothing,” Lewitt said.Lewitt opened a door and it set off an alarm, but eventually, a cleaning crew arrived and let them out. “But I was just angry and disappointed for my son,” Lewitt said. “He was the priority. Not me, him.”Lewitt said Cason never got treatment. “I had to pull over twice on the way home last night because he was screaming so bad in the car, crying,” she said.The MultiCare Urgent Care clinic apologized in a statement which read in part “protocols were not followed during the clinic’s closing process, we will be conducting a thorough investigation.”Lewitt said she’s been going to the urgent care center for so long that the staff had become like family. However, she doesn’t want this to happen to someone else. “Because the feeling I felt and how scared and alone, like I couldn’t do anything, I don’t want someone to ever go through that feeling. It was horrible,” she said.A spokesperson says they are working with the family in the investigation and they’ve also implemented a new protocol: every room and every door needs to be checked by staff before the clinic closes.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Military Family Child Care Highlighted at Personnel Subcommittee Hearing

first_img ADC AUTHOR House lawmakers pressed the Pentagon’s service personnel chiefs last Thursday on why military families are waiting as much as six months and longer for on-base child care, Military Times reported.During a Military Personnel subcommittee hearing, Vice Adm. Robert Burke, the Navy’s personnel chief, said about 8,000 personnel were on wait lists and “about 2,000 of them are in excess of 180 days.”Army Deputy Chief for Personnel Lt. Gen. Thomas Seamands told the panel that Army wait lists vary by location, but in Hawaii waits can be more than 100 days.And Air Force Manpower, Personnel and Services Deputy Chief Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly said waits at some bases are “upward of 140 days.”The wait lists concerned lawmakers who said it is about military quality of life.Ranking Member Rep. Trent Kelly (R-Miss.) said “family services are directly related to retention.” He warned of losing talented personnel whose skills are in demand in the private sector.Military child care has been an growing concern. Last week the House Defense Appropriations Committee included $70.7 in its markup to upgrade child care facilities while directing the services to generate “innovative ideas” to solve the shortage of on-base child care.Military family child care will be will be discussed in a general session at the upcoming ADC 2019 Defense Communities National Summit June 10-12 in Washington.The session, “The Future of On Base Quality of Life Services“ will feature several leading private and government speakers..Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadtlast_img read more

Forbess 100 richest Indians Mukesh Ambani leads the pack check top 10

first_imgReliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped the Forbes list of India’s 100 richest tycoons for the ninth consecutive year with a net worth of $22.7 billion. His wealth went up from last year’s $18.9 billion to $22.7 billion (over Rs 1.5 lakh crore) riding on the back of Reliance shares witnessing a 21 per cent spike in 12 months.Sun Pharmaceutical Industries boss Dilip Shanghvi bagged the second spot with $16.9 billion; his net wealth dipped by $1.1 billion since last year. At number three are the Hinduja brothers — Srichand, Gopichand, Prakash, and Ashok — with net worth of $15.2 billion, followed by tech magnate Azim Premji, who banked $15 billion last year.Rounding off the top 10 list are Pallonji Mistry, Lakshmi Mittal, Godrej family, Shiv Nadar, Kumar Birla and Cyrus Poonawalla.  Here is the 100 richest Indians’ list.last_img read more

Bilingual YouTube Star Mariale Marrero Signs With CAA

first_imgMariale Marrero, a Venezuelan-born bilingual beauty and lifestyle influencer with more than 20 million fans online, has signed with CAA for representation in all areas.The 27-year-old creator launched her main Spanish-language YouTube channel, Mariale, in 2010 — seeing the opportunity to reach an underserved Hispanic audience.Today she’s a cross-cultural digital star, one of the biggest U.S.-based Hispanic YouTube personalities, and currently lives in Los Angeles. She has a fan base of 13.5 million subscribers across her three YouTube channels — Mariale, Mariale SinPatuque (“without makeup”) and the English-language Mar — and has large followings on Instagram (4 million), Facebook (1.8 million) and Twitter (934,000).Her most popular video on YouTube, with nearly 12 million views: a “roast yourself” challenge in which she makes fun of herself in a music video set to Luis Fonsi’s smash hit “Despacito.” Among Marrero’s other top videos is one from July 2017 documenting her breast-augmentation surgery. Marrero was nominated in the “Styler del Año” category at the 2017 MTV Latin America Millennial Awards. On her digital channels, she has partnered with brands like SmashBox Cosmetics, Revlon, Bliss, L’Oréal Paris, Lancôme, and TooFaced.CAA will work to create opportunities for Marrero in all areas, including television, motion pictures, touring, digital distribution and partnerships, endorsements, personal appearances, publishing, and beyond.Marrero continues to be managed by Kimberly Perplies and Vanessa DelMuro of James Grant Management Inc. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Snap Taps 21st Century Foxs Julie Henderson as Communications Chief

first_imgFox PR veteran Julie Henderson has been named chief communications officer of Snap, parent company of social-messaging and media app Snapchat.Henderson, who is currently EVP and chief communications officer for 21st Century Fox, will report to Snap CEO Evan Spiegel. Henderson is set to start at Snap immediately after the completion of the sale of certain 21st Century Fox assets to the Walt Disney Company, a deal expected to close in the first half of 2019.“New Fox,” the entity remaining after 21CF sells 20th Century Fox and other pieces of its media biz to Disney, has recruited President Trump’s former communications director Hope Hicks as head of corporate communications.Henderson will assume the responsibilities of Mary Ritti, Snap’s VP of communications, who joined the company in 2013 and announced her decision to leave the company over the summer. Popular on Variety “Julie will be an outstanding addition to our team,” Spiegel said in a statement. “She brings incredible experience, talent, and integrity, as well as the respect of the tech, media and finance communities. We are excited to have Julie play a key leadership role in the next chapter of the Snap story.”Henderson commented, “The Snap team’s deep connection with its global community and their passion for creating innovative products made this an irresistible opportunity. As the company enters its next phase of development, its creativity and vision set the stage to grow Snap’s business and impact. I’m excited to work with Evan and my new colleagues to further their vision and belief in the power of visual communications.”Henderson was appointed chief communications officer of News Corp in 2012, before the company split its media business off as 21st Century Fox. Prior to that, she was News Corp’s senior VP of communications and corporate strategy, where she helped develop companywide marketing and distribution strategies. She first joined News Corp in 2006 as senior VP of corporate communications for Fox Interactive Media and Myspace. Before that, Henderson was an SVP at public-relations firm MPRM from 1994-2006.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

How Squishy Robotics created a robot that can be safely dropped

first_imgIf you want to build a robot that can fall hundreds of feet and be no worse the wear, legs are pretty much out of the question. The obvious answer, then, is a complex web of cable-actuated rods. Obvious to Squishy Robotics, anyway, whose robots look delicate but are in fact among the most durable out there.The startup has been operating more or less in stealth mode, emerging publicly today onstage at our Robotics + AI Sessions event in Berkeley, Calif. It began, co-founder and CEO Alice Agogino told me, as a project connected to NASA Ames a few years back.“The original idea was to have a robot that could be dropped from a spacecraft and survive the fall,” said Agogino. “But I could tell this tech had earthly applications.”Her reason for thinking so was learning that first responders were losing their lives due to poor situational awareness in areas they were being deployed. It’s hard to tell without actually being right there that a toxic gas is lying close to the ground, or that there is a downed electrical line hidden under a fallen tree, and so on.Robots are well-suited to this type of reconnaissance, but it’s a bit of a Catch-22: You have to get close to deploy a robot, but you need the robot there to get close enough in the first place. Unless, of course, you can somehow deploy the robot from the air. This is already done, but it’s rather clumsy: picture a wheeled bot floating down under a parachute, missing its mark by a hundred feet due to high winds or getting tangled in its own cords.“We interviewed a number of first responders,” said Agogino. “They told us they want us to deploy ground sensors before they get there, to know what they’re getting into; then when they get there they want something to walk in front of them.”Squishy’s solution can’t quite be dropped from orbit, as the original plan was for exploring Saturn’s moon Titan, but they can fall from 600 feet, and likely much more than that, and function perfectly well afterwards. It’s all because of the unique “tensegrity structure,” which looks like a game of pick-up-sticks crossed with cat’s cradle. (Only use the freshest references for you, reader.)If it looks familiar, you’re probably thinking of the structures famously studied by Buckminster Fuller, and they’re related but quite different. This one had to be engineered not just to withstand great force from dropping, but to shift in such a way that it can walk or crawl along the ground and even climb low obstacles. That’s a nontrivial shift away from the buckyball and other geodesic types.“We looked at lots of different tensegrity structures — there are an infinite number,” Agogino said. “It has six compressive elements, which are the bars, and 24 other elements, which are the cables or wires. But they could be shot out of a cannon and still protect the payload. And they’re so compliant, you could throw them at children, basically.” (That’s not the mission, obviously. But there are in fact children’s toys with tensegrity-type designs.)Inside the bars are wires that can be pulled or slackened to cause to move the various points of contact with the ground, changing the center of gravity and causing the robot to roll or spin in the desired direction. A big part of the engineering work was making the tiny motors to control the cables, and then essentially inventing a method of locomotion for this strange shape.“On the one hand it’s a relatively simple structure, but it’s complicated to control,” said Agogino. “To get from A to B there are any number of solutions, so you can just play around — we even had kids do it. But to do it quickly and accurately, we used machine learning and AI techniques to come up with an optimum technique. First we just created lots of motions and observed them. And from those we found patterns, different gaits. For instance if it has to squeeze between rocks, it has to change its shape to be able to do that.”The mobile version would be semi-autonomous, meaning it would be controlled more or less directly but figure out on its own the best way to accomplish “go forward” or “go around this wall.” The payload can be customized to have various sensors and cameras, depending on the needs of the client — one being deployed at a chemical spill needs a different loadout than one dropping into a radioactive area, for instance.To be clear, these things aren’t going to win in an all-out race against a Spot or a wheeled robot on unbroken pavement. But for one thing, those are built specifically for certain environments and there’s room for more all-purpose, adaptable types. And for another, neither one of those can be dropped from a helicopter and survive. In fact, almost no robots at all can.“No one can do what we do,” Agogino preened. At a recent industry demo day where robot makers showed off air-drop models, “we were the only vendor that was able to do a successful drop.”And although the tests only went up to a few hundred feet, there’s no reason that Squishy’s bots shouldn’t be able to be dropped from 1,000, or for that matter 50,000 feet up. They hit terminal velocity after a relatively short distance, meaning they’re hitting the ground as hard as they ever will, and working just fine afterwards. That has plenty of parties interested in what Squishy is selling.The company is still extremely small and has very little funding: mainly a $500,000 grant from NASA and $225,000 from the National Science Foundation’s SBIR fund. But they’re also working from UC Berkeley’s Skydeck accelerator, which has already put them in touch with a variety of resources and entrepreneurs, and the upcoming May 14 demo day will put their unique robotics in front of hundreds of VCs eager to back the latest academic spin-offs.You can keep up with the latest from the company at its website, or of course this one.last_img read more

5 things you shouldnt say to prospective buyers

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The buyers may be newlyweds buying their first home. They may not want to buy a house with negative vibes.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!Save 5 bits of advice from estate agentsYou have approached an agent to sell your home. Let them do their job.Welcome buyers your agent brings around and then keep yourself to one side without interfering.Things you regard as perks or reasons to buy your home, may not appeal to a potential buyer. By boasting about things that you regard as perks, you may actually be putting potential buyers off.Remember that you do not know what the prospective buyer is looking for or what their circumstances and needs are. Nor do you know why they are interested in moving to your area.Only volunteer information on amenities or anything else when asked directly by the buyer.5 things you shouldn’t say to prospective buyersWe’ve decided to leave the country and all that’s left to do is to sell the house.You have just made them aware of the urgency of the sale which may adversely affect negotiating a price.We love our house, but it’s become too small for us.The buyer may have a similar size family and plans to grow their family. Their idea of space may differ from yours.The kids have all left home and it’s too expensive for us to run.Buyers might second guess whether they can afford the property or whether they need so much space.Quite a few people have been to see the house.Interested buyers may start wondering why no one else has put in an offer.I’m selling because my divorce has just gone through and I want to get away from the memories.last_img read more

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Iberostar gets ready to open 638room Iberostar Holguin

first_imgIberostar gets ready to open 638-room Iberostar Holguin PALMA DE MALLORCA — The opening of Iberostar Hotels & Resorts’ new Iberostar Holguin, the resort company’s first five-star hotel in the province of Holguin, is set for Nov. 15.The hotel’s launch adds to Iberostar’s portfolio in Cuba while the chain celebrates its 25th anniversary on the island.“The opening of Iberostar Holguín is another step forward in our sustainable development strategy for Cuba, as well as further proof of our commitment to the local community,” says Aurelio Vázquez, Global COO for Iberostar Group.The resort comprises 12 low-rise buildings with 638 rooms, six restaurants and four swimming pools. The new hotel also offers the Star Prestige service, an adults-only area with a wide range of premium amenities, including the best rooms, access to exclusive area, and special services. Guests opting for the Star Prestige experience can also relax on a sun terrace furnished with Bali beds, dine in an exclusive restaurant, and enjoy drinks in the open bar lounge.Iberostar HolguinAn extensive range of daytime and evening leisure activities await all guests, plus dining options featuring international and local dishes with touches of African and Spanish culinary traditions. Asian cuisine is another highlight. Altogether the resort will have six restaurants and nine bars.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthThe resort sits on Playa Pesquero on the North Coast, with a succession of coves and bays dotted with cliffs covered in lush vegetation and fine white sandy beaches. One of the world’s largest coral reefs is just 15 km from the hotel. For day trips there’s La Mensura Nature Park, Sierra Cristal National Park and Guayabo Waterfall. There’s also the town of Banes, known as Cuba’s ‘capital of archaeology,’ Gibara and the city of Holguin itself. Tags: IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts, Openings & Renovations << Previous PostNext Post >> Sharecenter_img Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Posted by Travelweek Group last_img read more

Stranded sperm whale dies along Puerto Rico coast

first_img Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Sponsored Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates The sperm whale was first spotted early Saturday just off the coast near the town of Luquillo. She died about five hours later.Sperm whales inhabit the deep ocean near Puerto Rico from January through about August.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Four benefits of having a wireless security system LUQUILLO, Puerto Rico (AP) – A marine mammal expert in Puerto Rico says rescuers were unable to save a sperm whale about the size of a city bus that was stranded just off the island’s north coast.Marine biologist Antonio Mignucci of the Manatee Conservation Center at Puerto Rico’s Interamerican University says a necropsy is planned to determine what caused the death of the adult female. Mignucci says the whale weighs about 15,000 pounds and is 35 feet (10 meters) long. He estimates her age at between 20 and 40 years. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img Top Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technologylast_img read more

Kidnap attempt foiled by alert mall security

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Fearing the worst, the women ran towards the Murchison Mall and much to their relief, they spotted a security guard bringing the little girl towards them.He had realised something was wrong, as the little girl was screaming at the top of her lungs for help. The security guard heard the screams and went to the girl’s rescue. The African woman let the kid go and made a run for it, disappearing into the crowd. The security guard saw that the girl had been abandoned at the pedestrian crossing robots leading across to the Murchison Mall.The family and the little girl are traumatised by the incident.The name of the girl and the family are known to the Ladysmith Gazette.Social media sites are abuzz with warning messages. A woman attempted to kidnap a child in broad daylight at a Ladysmith shopping mall yesterday afternoon (Monday, November 17).A Muslim mother and her 4-year-old daughter were shopping in the Oval, accompanied by a close friend of the mother. They were looking at clothing… and in what they describe as a blink of an eye, the 4-year-old girl was gone.Thinking the child was playing hide and seek, they searched the shop. However, when they realised that the little girl was not in the shop, they both ran out of the shop, screaming the little girl’s name.Other shoppers told them they had seen an African woman running towards the Murchison Mall with a screaming Indian child.last_img read more

Vehicle plunges down embankment

first_imgA vehicle crashed down an embankment in Roosboom this evening (Saturday, November 15) after the driver allegedly lost control.Emergency personnel are still on scene. No injuries were sustained. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img