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first_img Related10 tips for holidays with teenagersTeenage trips: From hitting the dancefloor to hitting the bottle,10 sanity-saving tips for happy hols with terrible teen(s).How to plan a group holiday (without the stress)Whether you’re planning a wild stag do or rounding up the family for a multi-generational trip, we have tips and advice on how to plan, book, and get the very best out of a group holiday – you super-organised travel wizard, you.  Groups of friends Photo credit: Duy Pham Reunions, post-exam parties, ski…11 ways to travel the world when you’re broke AFSaving money for a holiday can sometimes feel impossible when times are tough, but what if we told you that booking cheap flights is possible on the tightest budget, all without giving up the fun and adventure that makes travel such a joy. Yup, it’s true, so start counting your… Those turbulent teenage years are hard enough as it is without throwing the thorny issue of ‘who wants to holiday where’ – and with who – into the mix.One solution is to dust off that sense of adventure and choose a trip that encourages their independent spirit while giving everyone a break. Small group holidays combine the best of both worlds, allowing kids to get active with their peers while also building in some time together with the parents. Look out for ‘teenage trips’ or family holidays with dedicated teen departures whose itineraries will be designed exclusively for older children, thereby avoiding any potential age-related awkwardness.And whatever holiday style or destination you opt for, keeps things flexible – after all, school’s out and no one will want to bound by routine.The Adventure Company reveals five holiday ideas to help you swap teenage tantrums for family fun!Egypt: active in the SinaiIf guaranteed sunshine and a relatively short flight come high up your holiday criteria list then, just five hours from the UK, Egypt is hard to beat. With desert, mountains, canyons and the Red Sea all to be found in the Sinai and the laid-back resort of Dahab the perfect base to enjoy them from, families really can be as adventurous or relaxed as they want.For the more actively inclined there are plenty of options to enjoy both on land (sand-boarding, camel-riding and climbing up Mount Sinai for an unforgettable sunrise) and in the sea (wind-surfing, snorkelling, kayaking and diving) before making the most of the beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters.Don’t miss: Camping out under the stars in a Bedouin tent in the heart of the desert.Peru: teens on the trailWith celebrities such as Alexandra Burke, Pixie Lott and Fearne Cotton set to trek to the ‘lost city’ for Breast Cancer this autumn and 2011 the 100th anniversary of the (re)discovery of Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail is destined to be very much in the headlines over the coming months.In addition to the famous four-day trek through the Andes, Peru’s varied terrain lends itself perfectly to other active pursuits from mountain biking and horse riding to river rafting. This combines with cultures past (exploring the heart of the Inca Empire) and present (the chance to stay in a local village house) to make Peru ideal for exploring with older children.Don’t miss: For wildlife and a touch of the exotic, a visit to the Amazon rainforest is the ideal way to round off any trip.South Africa: Kruger & beyondThe Football World Cup may have put South Africa’s cities in the spotlight but the lesser known region of KwaZulu-Natal is ideal for an adventurous holiday off-the-beaten-track.Here you’ll find the country’s finest game reserves and national parks, with plenty of animal magic to be enjoyed as you go in search of ‘the big five’ in Kruger National Park, snorkel over coral reefs in the Indian Ocean, explore the world’s largest green canyon (Blyde River Canyon) and kayak through dense mangrove in remote Kosi Bay Nature Reserve on the Mozambique border.Don’t miss: Visiting a Zulu community to learn about the proud nation’s fascinating heritage. Sri Lanka: Sublime Sri LankaAfter 25 years of war, Sri Lanka is fast emerging as a great value holiday destination thanks to its magical mix of cultural treasures, inspiring landscapes and teeming wildlife. In fact, with so much on offer, you’ll really need at least two weeks to do this country justice.Highlights include the chance to search for leopards in Yala National Park, canoe down the Kelani River, try an elephant-back safari, head off on a jungle trek, visit the tea plantations and temples, go white-water rafting and enjoy incredible views having climbed Sigirya Rock.So it’s just as well there’s an abundant supply of palm-fringed tropical beaches to ensure you return home suitably relaxed.Don’t miss: The chance to spot migrating whales from November to AprilTurkey: active CappadociaCappadocia’s surreal scenery is ideal for surprising any potential family know-it-alls who assume a holiday in Turkey must equate to traditional beach-side antics.The region’s unusual rock formations, colourful valleys, idyllic waterfalls and incredible underground cities cry out to be fully explored, whether by bike, on horseback, on foot – or a combination of all three! And no matter how remote you may feel, you’re never far from relaxing hot springs, a traditional Hamam (Turkish bath) or a massage to sooth any aching muscles.Don’t miss: Sunrise over the fairy chimneys by hot-air balloon – an unforgettable treat.____The Adventure Company offers a range of dedicated teenage adventures and teen only departures around the world to help families find their perfect break.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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first_imgBeverly Hills, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineWestime’s selection of elegant watches for men and women expands this month with the arrival of the Tiffany & Co. watch collection at the retailer’s flagship Los Angeles location.Tiffany & Co. watches consist of four primary designs. In a nod to the historic Atlas Clock that welcomes visitors to Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue boutique, the Atlas watches display bold Roman numerals in both classic and fashion-forward styles. The Tiffany Grand timepieces feature long rectangular cases. A classic, round case is the hallmark of the Tiffany Mark watch designs. And a geometric link bracelet adds feminine flair to the Tesoro watch line.For many of Westime’s customers, the perfect watch is one with timeless style, says Greg Simonian, president of Westime. Tiffany & Co. has always epitomized great taste and classic style that will endure for generations, and its new collection of Swiss-made watches is sure to become a favorite with men and women seeking the classic look―all presented in that unmistakable Tiffany blue box.www.westime.comlast_img read more

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first_img“It is with great pleasure that I welcome Seabourn Odyssey to our distinguished fleet of yachts,” said Pamela Conover, President and CEO of The Yachts of Seabourn. “The launch of Odyssey allows us to serve more travelers but still offer the intimate and exclusive experience which has made us a leader in the luxury cruising market.Enticements are everywhere aboard Odyssey. The Spa at Seabourn is the largest spa on any luxury vessel at 11,400 square feet and is the only cruise vessel to offer SkinCeuticals, the award-winning skin-care line, products and treatments at sea. Passengers can enjoy a hydropool, Kinesis wall, two herbal steam rooms as well as two Spa Villas complete with a whirlpool big enough for two, a private balcony for sunbathing, a double daybed and a full living room.Passengers on Odyssey will savor five-star, all-inclusive dining in four restaurants from the fine-dining Restaurant with menus crafted by Charlie Palmer to the casual, open-air Patio Grill or choose course-by-course dining from the comfort of their suite.With an intimate yacht-like atmosphere, passengers can choose from other highlights including 11 decks harboring two outdoor swimming pools, six outdoor whirlpools, water sports from the unique marina, and a private diamond showroom. The Retreat features a contoured nine-hole mini golf course, a giant chess board, shuffleboard and stargazing in the evening. Additional amenities include Seabourn-branded netbooks and iPods for loan as well as complimentary pool-side massages and signature Caviar in the Surf service.The Grand Wintergarden Suite, the largest of any Seabourn suite, offers 1,182 square feet of indoor space plus two verandas. The two bedroom, two bathroom suite features a glass-enclosed solarium with tub and daybed, as well as a whirlpool, dining for six, two bars and three flat-screen televisions.All guests on Odyssey receive exceptional personalized service with nearly one staff member per guest and top-of-the-line amenities including the new Molton Brown Therapies skin-care line, available for the first time at sea.A new feature of Odyssey, Seabourn Square, is an innovative concierge lounge with a library, upscale shops, outdoor terrace and coffee bar, as well as concierges in a relaxed, club-like atmosphere.Odyssey will spend her maiden year exploring the Mediterranean throughout the summer and early fall, then sailing the Caribbean before embarking on Seabourn first world cruise, a 108-day voyage departing January 5, 2010, visiting 42 ports in 26 countries on six continents from Ft. Lauderdale to Athens. http://www.seabourn.comlast_img read more

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first_imgFrom late March 2009, Riva will be taking part as an exclusive representative of the Italian nautical industry in the re-opening of the Triennale Design Museum, managed by Silvana Annicchiarico. The occasion is the Serie Fuori Serie exhibition, curated by Andrea Branzi and set up by Antonio Citterio and Partners. It features an illustration of the contemporary landscape of Italian design which, from experimental research, reaches mass markets, using both artisan materials and advanced technology. It encompasses both recently established companies and large globalised enterprises.Riva will be exhibiting Sebino; the model which carries the old name for Lake d’Iseo where the shipyard’s historical seat has been located since 1842. Created in 1952 (and produced through to 1957), Sebino was built entirely of mahogany and marked a revolution in the nautical industry. Indeed, she was the very first inboard designed explicitly so that the pre-fabricated pieces could be assembled along a strictly organised line. Standardised production allowed price control, making this model accessible to a more extensive clientele – a veritable revolution for that period. Moreover, the Sebino was the very first model to bear her own name, rather than the letters which had been used until then, marking a new custom at Riva.TECHNICAL DATAEngine Chris Craft model B, 2175 cc, 3200 rpm, 60hpMaximum Speed 27 knots (50 km/h)Overall lenght 4,93 mt.Max Beam 1,88 mt.Depth under propellers 0,42 mt.Max on board 5 peopleFuel capacity 60 lt.Range at cruising speed about 5 hourswww.riva-yacht.comlast_img read more

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first_img by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 17, 2017 1:38 pm PDT Last Updated Dec 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Organizers pleased with response to Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations MONTREAL – Officials are expressing satisfaction with celebrations held to mark Montreal’s 375th anniversary, despite the controversial multi-million dollar cost of lighting up a major Montreal bridge.Alain Gignac, who is in charge of the celebrations, maintains the level of participation in year-long events by Montrealers hasn’t been seen since Expo 67.“It was a time when Canadians, and particularly Montrealers, were the most proud to be part of Montreal, Canada and Quebec,” he recalled in a recent interview.Gignac also noted that the level of satisfaction of people who took part in various activities reached 96 per cent.He called that “magic” considering over 200 different activities were held throughout the year.One of the highlights of the anniversary celebrations was the lighting of the Jacques-Cartier bridge.Gignac says the event drew about 575,000 people. But the official lighting ceremony had to be held twice.The first time it was disrupted by protesting Montreal police officers.It cost almost $40 million to illuminate the bridge that links Montreal with its south shore.The federal agency that runs the bridge kicked in $30 million while $9.5 million came from the other levels of government.At the time, former mayor Denis Coderre defended what he called the city’s new signature, adding that it showed Montreal is a great Metropolis.Preliminary estimates indicate the 375th anniversary festivities will end with a budget surplus of about $7 million out of a total budget of $125 million.A more exhaustive review of the turnout and the economic benefits from all activities will be released next March.The year-long celebrations come to an end Dec. 31 with events planned throughout the day and into the night in Old Montreal.last_img read more

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first_img by Sandy Cohen, The Associated Press Posted Mar 15, 2018 10:11 am PDT Last Updated Mar 16, 2018 at 6:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New film reveals Miss Piggy’s backstory, more Muppet secrets FILE – In this July 11, 2015 file photo, puppeteer Dave Goelz, center, appears with Muppet characters Gonzo, left, and Rizzo the Rat attend “The Muppets” panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Goelz is one of many Muppet artists shedding light on their creative processes and their characters’ secret backstories in a new documentary, “Muppet Guys Talking,” available online Friday. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP, File) center_img LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Only Miss Piggy’s creator knows the depths of her tragic origin story. Frank Oz, who gave life to the character in the early 1970s, says Piggy left her hometown farm for life in the big city after her dad died in a tractor accident and she had a falling out with her mother.Piggy went to charm school once she got to the Big Apple, Oz says, “but she had to pay for it, so she did some things she wasn’t proud of.” (A bacon commercial, he adds.)Gonzo’s daring nature was born out of puppeteer Dave Goelz’s personal insecurities, and actor/puppeteer Jerry Nelson drew on Eeyore’s depressive demeanour to create Snuffleupagus’ signature phrase — “Oh, dear” — on “Sesame Street.”It takes more than a wacky voice to bring a Muppet to life. Every character has a detailed backstory dreamed up by the puppeteer behind it — or rather, beneath it. The artists who created some of the Muppets’ most beloved characters — Cookie Monster, Grover, Count von Count, Bunsen Honeydew, Animal, Prairie Dawn and Pepe the King Prawn — shed light on their creative processes and their characters’ secret backstories in a new documentary, “Muppet Guys Talking ,” available online Friday.“This is a great opportunity to show people who the people were underneath,” says Oz, who directed the film. “Besides the idea of showing the world the culture in which we lived and worked because of (Muppets creator) Jim (Henson).”Featuring original Muppet performers Oz, Goelz and Nelson, along with Fran Brill and Bill Barretta, the 65-minute documentary is a love letter to Henson and the creative community he developed. The five artists discuss their memories, moments of inspiration and the challenges of working with puppets.For example, during the opening of 1979’s “The Muppet Movie,” in which Kermit sits on a log in the middle of a lake, strumming a banjo, the six-foot-tall Henson was crunched into a steel canister underwater. His arm was overhead, controlling Kermit, and a microphone ran into the submerged container to capture Henson’s voice.“He would do anything,” Goelz says. “I think we all learned commitment from that.”Henson also welcomed ideas from everyone, from the puppeteers to the prop builders and electricians.“His appreciation of people was beyond my range,” says Goelz, who counts Gonzo, Bunsen Honeydew and Boober Fraggle among his creations.Outrageousness was always welcomed, Oz says, and kindness was king.“All the sweetness came from Jim,” Oz says.The film includes archival footage of the late Muppet originator, along with clips of late writers and puppeteers, including Richard Hunt, who played Scooter and Janice on “The Muppet Show” and Don Music on “Sesame Street.”“Muppet Guys Talking” is dedicated to Nelson, who died shortly after filming his appearance in the documentary.He and the other puppeteers said the greatest misconception about their work is that they’re only responsible for the Muppets’ voices.“The voices are just five per cent,” Oz says.That’s why character backstories are so important. Because performers would often improvise during the creative process, knowing Miss Piggy’s or Gonzo’s motivations would help inform their reactions in any given scene.It was improv that led Gonzo to have a thing for chickens, Goelz says in the film.The physical work involved with making Muppets come to life is also highly specialized. Not only do the puppeteers need to translate their performances into puppets high above their heads, they need to do so with awareness of their fellow performers and of the camera positions capturing the action.Brill’s height presented a challenge when she first joined the Muppet cast: She’s nearly a foot shorter than Oz and the other artists. Set workers created a pair of super-tall platform boots so Brill’s arm, and the puppet on top of it, would match the guys’. The film includes an illustration of her makeshift platforms.Considering the impact and popularity of the Muppets at their height in the early 1980s, it’s surprising there aren’t more documentaries about the making of the phenomenon.Brill said that in the Muppets’ early days, Henson discouraged puppeteers from posing for photos with their characters to help suspend disbelief for young audiences. Oz still won’t pose with any of his puppet personae, nor does he perform their voices.He didn’t even want to make “Muppet Guys Talking,” but his wife, Victoria Labalme, insisted on it.“She saw the way we worked, the culture that Jim created, and she had never seen that kind of work,” Oz recalls. “She said, ‘People should be aware that people can work like this — without backstabbing, without politics, but just working for the quality of the product.’“She badgered me for about a year and I finally said OK.”Oz, too, distanced himself from his Muppet work when he transitioned to directing in 1982. He said he planned to give himself 10 years to learn the craft, but Henson expedited that when he tapped Oz to co-direct “The Dark Crystal.”Oz’s other directing credits include “Little Shop of Horrors,” ”Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” ”What About Bob?” and “Bowfinger.”“Eventually people saw me as a director, and then I could really appreciate the Muppets part of me,” he says. “That I was safe enough that I wasn’t labeled as one thing.”Now Oz says he misses puppeteering. Apart from reprising his appearance as Yoda in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” he hasn’t performed with a puppet for more than a decade.“No one asks me anymore,” he says.Besides, he adds, there was something truly special about Henson’s Muppet environment, where the characters and the people creating them were all equally close.“These characters are believable because our relationship down below is believable and real,” Oz says. “The actual humour and the heart, it doesn’t come from the puppets. It comes from the people underneath who’ve been working with each other for so many years.”___This version corrects the spelling of Bunsen.___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen at www.twitter.com/YouKnowSandy .___Online:https://muppetguystalking.com/last_img read more

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first_img TORONTO – Bob Kay feels a twinge of fear every day as he runs his business in Kelowna, B.C., but he charges forward knowing he’s helping people ease their pain.For the past 10 years Kay has been operating a medical marijuana dispensary “in a legal limbo,” running the risk of a police raid as the country prepares for the legalization of recreational pot this summer.Be Kind is a “compassion club,” he says, helping those with chronic pain and providing cannabis in various forms to those who are prescribed it through a health practitioner.Viewers can go inside the operation as it’s featured in the new docu-series “Bud Empire,” premiering Tuesday on History.“I want to show the world that we are a culture that is responsible and that when people look at cannabis, that it’s not evil — it’s not the fearmongering reefer madness that we were grown up to believe it was,” the married father of four said in a phone interview.“Cannabis is going to do some amazing things and I want people to see that, I want them to have access.”Kay said he sources the cannabis he dispenses from those who have held the proper medical marijuana growing licences for no less than five years.In the first episode, an elderly woman seeks relief for chronic pain in her foot. She isn’t looking for a strong high or anything obtrusive, so Kay gives her a topical cream and lollipop infused with cannabis.The show also profiles Kay’s family and his employees.“People need to see what’s really going on behind the curtain, like the Wizard of Oz,” Kay said.“It’s not a boogeyman — it’s real people working in this industry who have lives, children, families.”Trish Dolman, the show’s producer and director, called “Bud Empire” “groundbreaking.”“I don’t think there is a TV series like this, a documentary series, certainly not in Canada,” she said.Calling himself a “cannaisseur,” Kay said he looks for certain qualities in the cannabis he dispenses, including texture, density, consistency, colour, and how it burns and tastes.“The ash has to be a grey ash, it can’t be black. It has to be smooth, it can’t burn your throat,” he said.“Certain strains, like a Purple Kush, has a defining smell that you know the instant you smell it.”While the marijuana business has moved toward a legalized framework in Canada, there are certain aspects that are currently illegal in some jurisdictions.In episode 1 of “Bud Empire,” Kay frets about a proposed amendment to Kelowna’s zoning bylaw that would prohibit marijuana dispensaries from opening or operating in the city.Federal law also states patients can only legally acquire medical cannabis in the mail from licensed producers.“Why haven’t I been shut down? Mainly because they see that we’re doing the right thing,” Kay said.“The RCMP can do anything they want and I have been told that on many occasions, so every day is a moment of fear in the sense that you just put it behind you.”The legalization of recreational marijuana this summer will add a legitimacy to businesses like his, he added.“Legalization takes away prohibition for us,” Kay said.“People won’t be arrested and detained for possession of marijuana and their lives turned upside down, destroyed; they can’t travel, some can’t get professional jobs and they feel demonized or maybe embarrassed but they’re really good people, they have been good people.” by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 3, 2018 7:00 am PDT Last Updated Jun 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Bob Kay is shown in the docu-series “Bud Empire” in this undated handout photo. For the past 10 years Kay has been operating a medical marijuana dispensary “in a legal limbo,” running the risk of a police raid as the country prepares for the legalization of recreational pot this summer. Be Kind is a “compassion club,” he says, helping those with chronic pain and providing cannabis in various forms to those who are prescribed it through a health practitioner. Viewers can go inside the operation as it’s featured in the new docu-series “Bud Empire,” premiering Tuesday on History. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Corus Entertainment center_img ‘It’s not evil’: ‘Bud Empire’ aims to remove stigma around pot dispensarieslast_img read more

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first_imgOprah, Spielberg help Apple launch new streaming service NEW YORK — Apple trotted out few details on its long-awaiting streaming service on Monday, but it didn’t skimp on high-wattage celebrity.Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Aniston were part of a parade of A-listers who took the stage at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, where the main attractions are usually the company’s latest high-tech gadgets.This time, though, it was the likes of Big Bird and Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa, who took the spotlight at Apple’s latest live-streamed product launch.“I’m joining forces with Apple,” declared Winfrey. “They’re in a billion pockets, y’all.”Apple chief executive Tim Cook gave what he called “a sneak peek” of the tech giant’s plans to transform television viewing and jump — some analysts say belatedly — into the streaming business Netflix has pioneered.The service, dubbed Apple TV Plus, will debut in the fall in more than 100 countries and feature ad-free original series and films. Cook and Apple declined to say how much the nascent streaming service will cost. It was unveiled as an extension of Apple’s redesigned TV app, which will bundle third-party services like HBO, CBS and Showtime, along with a user’s cable subscription and some streaming services like Hulu. Netflix has said it won’t partake.Much of both Hollywood and Silicon Valley had eagerly awaited details on Apple’s much-ballyhooed foray into original programming, something the company had been quietly prepping for the last few years — and laying aside at least $1 billion to do so. But it’s not the only company readying a rival to Netflix, which spent $12 billion on content last year. The Walt Disney Co. and AT&T’s WarnerMedia are both set to unveil their own platforms later this year.Standing out from the pack will be a challenge for each. Disney’s streaming service, named Disney-Plus, even bears a plus-symbol just like Apple’s service.“It’s not just another streaming service,” said Zack Van Amburg, who along with Jamie Erlicht was hired away from Sony TV to head Apple’s video programming.Cook didn’t map out how extensive Apple’s streaming library will be; it has about two dozen series and a handful of movies in the pipeline. But he promised big ambitions. “We partnered with the most thoughtful, accomplished and award-winning group of creative visionaries who have ever come together in one place, to create a new service unlike anything that’s been done before,” he said.But what the presentation lacked in particulars it sought to make up for with star power and sizzle-reel teases of its upcoming slate. Some of the highlights:— Oprah: Winfrey said she has two documentaries in the works for Apple TV Plus (one on mental health, one on the toll of sexual harassment in the workplace) and is planning “the most stimulating book club on the planet.” The TV personality, whose book club choices have made dozens of works into instant bestsellers, said the Apple broadcast will include streamed conversations with authors. Winfrey already has her OWN network and “O” magazine where she still makes book picks, most recently Michelle Obama’s “Becoming.” ”I am proud to be a part of this platform where I can connect with people around the world to create positive change,” said Winfrey.— “Amazing Stories”: Executive produced by Steve Spielberg, “Amazing Stories” is a science-fiction anthology series the filmmaker is reviving. It first ran for two seasons from 1985-1987 on NBC. “We want to transport the audience with every single episode,” said Spielberg.— “The Morning Show”: Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell star in this series about the behind-the-scenes drama at a TV morning show. Witherspoon said it will “pull back the curtain on men and women in the high-stakes battle of morning television.” It is, notably, Aniston’s first time back in television since “Friends.” ”And I’m really excited about it,” she said.— “Little America”: Kumail Nanjiani unveiled this anthology series based on true-life tales of immigrants or children of immigrants from across the country. “This is no such thing as the other,” said the comedian-actor-writer. “There is only us.”— “See”: This post-apocalyptic series stars Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard takes places centuries after a cataclysmic event where all of humanity has lost its sight.Other shows in development include the thriller “Defending Jacob,” in which Chris Evans plays a father whose 14-year-old son is accused of murder; an untitled drama from M. Night Shyamalan; a series from “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle; a show about computer coding for preschoolers called “Helpsters,” with Big Bird; a drama series about youth basketball produced by Kevin Durant; “Dickinson,” starring Hailee Steinfeld as Emily Dickinson; and “Little Voice,” a show about a young musician produced by J. J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles, who performed the theme song Monday.Apple’s nascent movie aims were harder to discern Monday. It previously entered into a partnership with A24, the indie label behind films like “Moonlight” and “Lady Bird.” Their first film together is to be “On the Rocks,” Sofia Coppola’s reunion with “Lost in Translation” star Bill Murray. He plays a larger-than-life father reconnecting with his daughter, played by Rashida Jones.___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAPJake Coyle, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Mar 26, 2019 6:01 am PDTlast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 1, 2019 5:40 am PDT Queen-inspired rock musical to tour North America AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img LOS ANGELES — A musical inspired by Queen’s music is preparing for a North America tour following the popularity of the Academy Award-winning movie, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”Producers announced Monday “We Will Rock You” will open in Winnipeg, Canada, on Sept. 3. The tour will stop in other cities including New York, Los Angeles, Denver and Las Vegas.With a book by Ben Elton, the original West End production opened in 2002 and featured music supervision from Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor. Elton fashioned the futuristic story around such Queen hits as “We Are the Champions,” ”Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You.”The producers say the musical “reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances.”Casting for the tour is underway.Tickets go on sale Friday.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_imgMay 22, 2002 The Arizona RegionalPoetry Slam Competion attracted teams from Flagstaff, Prescott, Mesa,Phoenix, Tuscon, & Arcosanti. The teams were scored by judges from theaudience. [Photo & text RL] >>left photo>> M.C. Dan Seaman hosted the Arcosanti “Slab City” Slam>>for the second year in a row. >>right photo>> All slam poets were>>lively and uncensored. [Photo & text: RL] Team Mesa wonbragging rights as Arizona Slam Poetry Champions.[Photo & text RL] The Poetry Slam wasfollowed by a night pour in the foundry where the Team Mesa recited animpromptu poem. [Photo & text RL] Arcosanti theatreproduction MUD was performed on Sunday to close this weekends list ofevents. [Photo & text RL]last_img read more

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first_imgA 27-year-old man was arrested in connection with a 34-year-old woman’s allegations of rape and assault, Larnaca police said on Friday.According to police, the woman told Larnaca CID at noon Thursday that the suspect, with whom she had been romantically involved for five months prior to their break-up in February 2017, rang her doorbell at around 8pm Wednesday.She had been alone at home at the time, she told police.When she opened the door, she claimed, the 27-year-old forced his way into the flat and forcibly had sex with her in the bedroom, despite her resistance.He was arrested at 6pm Thursday.During questioning, he admitted to having sex with the woman, but claimed it had been consensual.Both the man and the woman were examined by state pathologist Sofoclis Sofocleous.A remand hearing for the 27-year-old will follow on Friday.Larnaca CID continues to investigate.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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first_imgA 13-year-old girl from Bulgaria, Mariella Yancova Valeva, who had been missing since March 15, has been found and is well, police said on Wednesday.The girl was found on Wednesday morning in Aglandjia, Nicosia.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoAll Pro SaverCalifornia: This Is What All Homeowners Need To Know In 2019All Pro SaverUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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first_imgNicosia’s lawyers are considering protest measures to complain about delays in restoring the old supreme court building in the hope they will prod the government into speeding up the renovation project.Lawyers have also strongly criticised the Nicosia Bar Association for tolerating the long delays to fixing up what are to be the family and labour dispute courts.The old supreme court building has been closed for six years and its renovation is expected to take another two years once it starts. For the past six years, lawyers and those involved in family and labour disputes have been housed in a “temporary” building.On April 14, the Minister of Justice Ionas Nicolaou, in response to a letter received from the president of the Nicosia Bar Association, Costas Demetriadis, announced that according to the information provided by the Department of Public Works, the preliminary estimate of the cost of the works amounts to 4.74 million euros plus VAT. The competition for tenders was expected to be made by 30 April.According to Nicolaou, it will take six months to complete the tender process and to sign a contract, plus another 20 months to complete the project.Meanwhile, the term of office of the present board of the Nicosia Bar Association ends in September and presidential elections will take place next February. As a result, the case will be handled by a new board and this may cause even more delays.Demetriadis informed association members that the justice minister said the delays were not the ministry’s fault. He also wondered if the five million euros needed to repair the building could be used to build a new one.“No one has the patience to wait. Unfortunately, this is how Public Works and the government machine work,” Demetriadis said in his message to the lawyers. “I fully understand your disappointment and your suggestions for a reaction.”But he warned that this was no time for “confrontation, strikes or vigorous protest”. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

9 08 19

first_imgThe government on Tuesday sought to assuage the concerns of the nine communities of Vasilikos, near Limassol, regarding the planned storage of used car tyres in the area.The reassurances were given during a meeting held at the Presidential Palace, chaired by President Nicos Anastasiades and attended by a number of ministers and the concerned community leaders.The affected communities were given detailed explanations about the method of transfer of tyres to the area and their subsequent storage in the Vasilikos area.Last week it was revealed the government decided to move 4,500 tons of used tyres stockpiled at a quarry near Dali, outside Nicosia, to a site at the Vasilikos cement factory.The used tyres are to be processed at the cement factory, which has agreed to process double the amount than it currently does.As for the tyres’ storage site, Agriculture and Environment Minister Nicos Kouyialis said it would feature multiple fire points.The fenced compound will be guarded round the clock, and monitored daily by the fire department, the department of the environment and the department of labour inspection.Earlier this month a large fire broke out at site where flammable substance was stored next to used tyres, piles of which went up in flames.In addition, said Kouyialis, another storage site would be created some 300 meters from the current site.“This matter is expected to be definitely resolved over the next few months,” he added.For his part, Lefteris Foka, chairman of the Vasilikos communities’ coordinating committee and community leader of Kalavasos, said they received “explanations which are acceptable.”The local municipalities of Vasilikos were protesting that their area was being turned into a dumping ground, citing concerns over pollution and clean air.They had also fired a warning shot that they would suspend any licensing for facilities in the area.At Vasilikos the government plans to build an energy centre, which would include a liquefied natural gas terminal, fuel storage tanks, a privately-owned electricity station and other industrial facilities – all concentrated within an area of 25 square kilometres.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

9 08 19

first_imgCyprus and the UK signed an agreement on Friday for the sale of coastal land at Zygi belonging to the former colonial ruler for €8.6 million.The 350,000-square metre area had been retained by Britain following the island’s independence in 1960 to host short-wave transmitters for the British East Mediterranean Relay Station.The land will be used by the republic as part of its plans to create an energy centre in the area. The planned facilities include a port.The deal was signed by Transport Minister Marios Demetriades and Gareth Wilmot, representing the British ministry of defence.“I believe this day is important because it shows that as a country we have strategic planning as regards port infrastructure,” the minister said afterwards.The port will serve industrial and energy needs. It will cost an estimated €130m, around €160m including landscaping and road works.The agreement, according to Demetriades, ‘shows co-operation between the two countries and through this we can achieve many positive results’.Following the island’s independence, Britain retained two large areas in Limassol and Larnaca, which host military bases, as well as several other locations including Troodos, where it has radar installations, and Ayios Nicolaos in Famagusta, where there is a listening post.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

9 08 19

first_imgA 19-year-old man who stabbed his father last Wednesday and was arrested on Sunday will be prosecuted it was decided on Monday.According to preliminary investigations, the 19-year-old son quarreled with his father, 48, who has mobility issues and uses a wheelchair, at the family’s home in Emba, Paphos.During the fight the young man pulled a knife and stabbed his father. The mother and other family members were also present at the time.The victim was not seriously injured.The attacker, who fled the scene, has been in trouble with police before.He will appear in court on January 15, 2018.You May LikeYahoo SearchResearch Best Compact SUV Cars. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today!Yahoo SearchUndoLiverMD | SupplementTop Doctor Recommends Liver Health SolutionLiverMD | SupplementUndoHepatitis C Treatments I Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Hepatitis C – Research About Hepatitis CHepatitis C Treatments I Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

9 08 19

first_imgThe met office said on Thursday that rainfall this month had surpassed normal levels for this time of year.According to data, rainfall in January reached over 120mm corresponding to 124 per cent of the rainfall recorded during the same period last year. The biggest quantity of rainfall in January was recorded in Stavros tis Psokas with 278 millimeters, Platania with 258 and Prodromos 247, all mountainous areas.On a positive note, according to data published on Thursday by the Water Development Department, inflow into reservoirs located around the southern pipeline increase by about three per cent compared to the previous year.Even so, the total water capacity of all reservoirs around the island is still only at 17 per cent, around 10 percent lower than January last year. You May Like2019 Cars | Sponsored LinksThese 2019 Cars Cost Under $20k2019 Cars | Sponsored LinksUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoHepatitis C Treatments I Search AdsResearch About Hepatitis C – The Early Signs Of Hepatitis CHepatitis C Treatments I Search AdsUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

9 08 19

first_imgA suspect arrested for shooting and critically injuring a police officer had been planning a murder before they were spotted by a patrol, prompting a shootout in Limassol on Saturday, a court heard on Wednesday.Elias Mouzis, 38, had fled the scene but was arrested on Tuesday after police launched a manhunt in the district. He was remanded in custody for eight days.Following his arrest, near the village of Kapilio, Mouzis told officers where he had an AK47 assault rifle, believed to have been used in Saturday’s gunfight, 7.5 kilogrammes of semtex plastic explosive, a detonator, a hand-grenade detonator and a number of loaded rounds.Police told the court that the suspect had admitted his involvement in the shootout in Ypsonas that saw officer Giorgos Georgiou, 37, sustaining critical injuries. Georgiou was airlifted to Israel for treatment. A second officer involved in the incident sustained light wounds.Police have so far arrested another three suspects, two men, aged 31 and 35, and a woman, 33, who apparently rented the car the suspects were travelling in on Saturday.Mouzis was also wanted by police in connection with two other cases – the abduction of a man and firing shots at his house on January 22 and February 19 respectively.Police said the 35-year-old suspect, a Bulgarian national, whom the court heard was with Mouzis on Saturday, had told them that the 38-year-old had been planning to murder someone involved in the other cases.Police said Mouzis is suspected of being the person who had abducted and beaten a 27-year-old in Ypsonas on January 22 and made him call a friend to come to his aid by lying to him that he had run out of petrol.Mouzis allegedly threatened the 27-year-old that he would hurt him and his mother if his friend did not turn up.The bone of contention was the friend’s entry into the Paphos drug market which had allegedly cost Mouzis €200,000.The friend never showed up and Mouzis released the 27-year-old who reported the incident to police.A month later, shots were fired at the home of the 27-year-old with police issuing an arrest warrant against Mouzis.On Saturday, the Bulgarian man drove from Paphos in the rental car together with the 31-year-old. They went to Ypsonas thinking a drugs deal was afoot. Mouzis arrived on foot, he said, wielding a firearm, and started plotting the murder of someone with the 31-year-old.It was at that moment when the police officers showed up, responding to a report about a suspicious vehicle.Their arrival was followed by gunfire against the officers, hitting and injuring one of them.The injured officer got out of the car and emptied his clip at the suspects while the second officer tried to intercept their vehicle. At that moment a second burst was fired at the patrol car while the suspects escaped.The car was found later near the Limassol hospital while the two male suspects were arrested the next day. The 31-year-old was found on a bench injured while the Bulgarian man was detained while on foot near Petra to Romiou.You May LikeWFGInsuranceQuotes.comStarting a Business? Get Incorporation, Business Plans Written for You, Credit Establishment All In One Place. WFGInsuranceQuotes.com ~ We Help Business Grow. Find Out How You Can Get Started Building Your Future Today.WFGInsuranceQuotes.comUndoRevJetCreate Custom Ad ExperiencesRevJetUndoParentology7 Tips To Bond With Your TeenParentologyUndo British woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoFilm review: Child’s Play ***UndoBritain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

9 08 19

first_imgA 61-YEAR-OLD man drowned on Thursday while swimming in the sea in the Ayios Tychonas area, Limassol district. The man’s body was spotted around 5pm. Police said he was a Slovakian national.You May LikeOffshore Injury Attorney | Search AdsSuccessful Maritime Injury Attorneys in Rowland Heights – See For Yourself!Offshore Injury Attorney | Search AdsUndoRelocation Target7 Ways to Find a Cheap FlightRelocation TargetUndoFood Eat SafeHow Healthy Eating Prevents CancerFood Eat SafeUndo New York state decriminalizes pot, stops short of Cuomo’s legalisation callUndoProperty owners price themselves out of the marketUndoVerstappen wins crazy German Grand PrixUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

9 08 19

first_imgAn increase in withdrawals at the Co-op compelled the Central Bank of Cyprus to say that Thursday’s comments made by one of its officials on the disastrous consequences for depositors of a failure to implement the Hellenic – Co-op deal were intended to highlight the worst-case scenario rather than present the probable scenario.“The comments about the remote, theoretical probability of the liquidation of the Cyprus Cooperative Bank were made to stress the most extreme negative consequences if the transfer of the Cyprus Cooperative Bank to Hellenic Bank is not completed, a solution which under the circumstances constitutes the only alternative,” a central bank spokesperson said in an emailed statement on Friday.On Friday, customers were queuing inside and outside Co-op branches leading to an increase in withdrawals, sources familiar with the matter said. In the first three months of the year, the Co-ops saw €2 billion in cash withdrawals amid concerns over the bank’s capital adequacy. Depositor concern was amplified by comments made by opposition politicians who left open whether their parties would support a government bill that would allow the government to extend guarantees to Hellenic Bank to shield it from a probable under performance of assets it agreed to acquire.The Co-op, the second largest lender on the island, has a ‘very important market share in deposits’ facilitating ‘critical functions’ for the economy, the central bank spokesperson said.The Cyprus Coperative Bank declined to comment.“Therefore, interest and economic and financial stability necessitate that there is no impact on insured depositors. Therefore, even in the case of considering the probability of resolution, public interest will lead to the complete protection of insured deposits without raising the issue of liquidating the bank if the deal on the sale of the Cyprus Cooperative Bank’s operations is not completed,”On Thursday, Yiangos Demetriou, head of the central bank’s supervision department warned members of the parliament’s watchdog committee of the ‘disastrous’ effects the non-implementation of the agreement signed by Hellenic Bank with the Cyprus Cooperative Bank on Monday would have. Demetriou had also said that the European Central Bank and the Single Resolution Mechanism, were preparing for a scenario under which the deal was not implemented.The deal, which provides for the transfer of the Co-op’s operations to Hellenic, including €9.7bn in deposits, would spare the Co-op from being liquidated, Demetriou said.The implementation of the deal also requires the approval of a bundle of amendments in legislation to help banks reduce their non-performing loans, which the European Commission set as condition for allowing taxpayers’ money to facilitate the deal.The Central Bank of Cyprus spokesperson added that deposits up to €100,000 per individual or legal entity per financial institution remain guaranteed in accordance with a European directive transposed into national law.In 2013, depositors at Cyprus Popular Bank lost all their uninsured deposits after the bank ran out of capital while those at Bank of Cyprus recapitalised it with almost half of their savings in excess of €100,000.You May LikeCheapflightsLooking for Cheap Flights? Compare & Save On Flights Today!CheapflightsUndohowchoo7 Ways To Get Amazon Prime For Free (Or Cheap)howchooUndoFood PreventTop 9 Kidney-Friendly SuperfoodsFood PreventUndo At least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoFilm review: Child’s Play ***UndoState Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more