Canadas stock index slips from last weeks record high loonie up slightly

Index and currency in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down slightly in morning trading after ending last week at an all-time high.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 18.07 points at 16,594.74.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 40.69 points at 26,518.85. The S&P 500 index was down 0.47 points at 2,904.56, while the Nasdaq composite was down 0.18 points at 7,997.88.The Canadian dollar traded 74.87 cents US, up from an average of 74.73 cents US on Thursday before the holiday weekend.The June crude contract was up $1.56 at $65.63 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was up 2.5 cents at US$2.52 per mmBTU.The June gold contract was up 90 cents at US$1,276.90 and the March copper contract was down two cents at US$2.90 a pound. read more

Iran pledges cooperation with IAEA private and public sector players on nuclear

In a much-anticipated speech, the President of Iran today pledged before the United Nations General Assembly that Tehran would open its uranium enrichment programme to cooperation with private and public sector players, eschew the production of nuclear arms, engage the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and continue talks with concerned countries on the issue.Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prefaced his proposals by warning that “once certain powerful States completely control nuclear energy resources and technology, they will deny access to other States and thus deepen the divide between powerful countries and the rest of the international community.” He charged that “hegemonic powers” have misrepresented Iran’s technological endeavors in the nuclear field as pursuit of nuclear weapons. “This is nothing but a propaganda ploy.”Declaring that Iran, in accordance with its religious principles, would never develop nuclear weapons, he said that his country is “prepared to engage in serious partnership with private and public sectors of other countries in the implementation of uranium enrichment program in Iran.”The centerpiece of Iran’s nuclear policy will be continued interaction as well as technical and legal cooperation with the IAEA, he pledged, adding that relevant Iranian officials have been directed to compile the legal and technical details of Iran’s nuclear approach. At the same time, he stressed that Iran, “in its pursuit of peaceful nuclear technology, considers it within its legitimate rights to receive objective guarantees for uranium enrichment in the nuclear fuel cycle.”He also referred to negotiations with the socalled EU3 – France, Germany and the United Kingdom – saying: “The selection of our negotiating partners and the continuation of negotiations with the EU3 will be commensurate with the requirements of our cooperation with the Agency regarding non-diversion of the process of uranium enrichment to non-peaceful purposes in the framework of the provisions of the NPT,” or Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.Several proposals already presented can be considered in the context of the talks, he said. Given South Africa’s contribution so far and its active role in the IAEA Board of Governors, he said Iran would welcome that country’s active participation in the negotiations.In order to implement the decisions of the last two international conferences on the NPT, he proposed that the General Assembly mandate an ad-hoc committee to “compile and submit a comprehensive report on possible practical mechanisms and strategies for complete disarmament.” The committee should also investigate how nuclear weapons were “transferred to the Zionist regime,” and should propose practical measures for establishing a nuclear-weapons-free zone in the Middle East.President Ahmadinejad said his proposals were being submitted in a spirit of good faith but warned that “if some try to impose their will on the Iranian people through resort to a language of force and threat with Iran, we will reconsider our entire approach to the nuclear issue.”Diplomats have been anticipating President Ahmadinejad’s speech for some time because of public comments that it would contain new proposals paving the way for a breakthrough on the nuclear issue. read more

Clemson RB Etienne leads ACCs allconference team

GREENSBORO, N.C. — No. 2 Clemson placed five players on the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-league team.Running back Travis Etienne received a league-best 174 points in results announced Monday and determined by a vote of 46 media members and the league’s 14 head coaches.Players received three points for a first-team vote, two for a second-team vote and one for a third-team selection.Etienne, who leads the conference with 1,307 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns, was joined by four repeat selections from 2017: offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt and defensive linemen Clelen Ferrell, Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence.North Carolina State’s Ryan Finley was the first-team selection at quarterback and was joined in the backfield by Etienne and Boston College’s AJ Dillon.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press read more

More than 1m households now forced to endure threeweekly bin collections

first_imgMore recently five Somerset councils, Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Taunton Deane and West Somerset have confirmed they will shortly move from fortnightly to three-weekly collections.But according to reports the situation has become so desperate in some areas where monthly bin collections are now in place, that residents have resorted to burning waste or taking it to work. John McNally, Scottish National Party MP for Falkirk, admitted the council was looking into whether it could reverse the move to four-weekly collections, following a significant rise in fly tipping in the area.  He said: “Local people are doing their best but there have been difficulties with smells and pests. There is talk of reversing the change but it would cost a lot to do, possibly upwards of a million pounds.”  A Local Government Association spokesman said: “Collecting and disposing of waste and recycling is the third highest cost service for councils. “There is no one-size-fits-all solution to collecting bins as what works in an inner city suburb won’t necessarily work in the countryside. Decisions are best made at a local level with councils working with residents to find the best solution for them.”Communities Minister Marcus Jones said: “Bin collection is the service that people most associate with their local council. “While ultimately it is for councils to determine how frequently collections take place it is vital they consider the wishes of their residents, many of who want to see their bins collected as frequently as possible.” More than a million households are being forced to accept bin collections every three or four weeks, because councils are trying to force them to recycle more.Data compiled by The Telegraph has revealed at least 18 councils have moved or will shortly be moving to three-weekly rubbish collections, while a further three have adopted or are trialing four-weekly collections. The change has caused outrage among the 2.6 million affected residents, who now face dealing with smelly, overflowing bins which attract flies and rodents.  Councils said increasing the amount people recycle and their financial constraints were the main reasons behind reducing the frequency of general bin collections. Three and four-weekly bin collections were non-existent until 2014/15, when two councils adopted the system, data from waste charity Wrap shows. In 2009/10, some 245 councils organised weekly bin collections, a figure which has fallen by 34 per cent to 160. This is despite vigorous campaigning by waste activists and this newspaper to preserve a weekly service. Over the same period the number of fortnightly collections has risen by 38 per cent from 219 to 303 councils.  Falkirk Council, which moved to a four-weekly residual waste collection in 2016 said the change was to save money and would help the Scottish Government recycling targets by 2020.Oldham Council, which moved from two to three weekly bin collections in 2016, said the move was “designed to cut the amount of waste being generated and to promote more recycling across the borough.”  Under European Union targets the UK must recycle at least half of all household waste by 2020, with the figure currently at 43 per cent.But MPs have warned three and four weekly collections were a “health risk”, arguing that EU green targets were merely “an excuse” for cuts. Andrew Brigden, a Conservative MP, said: “Councils can achieve very good recycling rates on fortnightly bin collection cycles, so that can’t be used as an excuse to move to monthly collections. “Anything less than fortnightly poses a health risk as it will attract flies and other pests, and create an undesirable smell. People need to lobby their council and tell them they do not want this.”  Anything less than fortnightly poses a health risk as it will attract flies and other pests, and create an undesirable smellAndrew Brigden, Conservative MP Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Ernest Giles – exploration program commences with MMI

first_imgGreatland Gold reports that Mobile Metal Ion (MMI) surveys have commenced at the Ernest Giles project. The company expects to announce results from the MMI surveys prior to the commencement of drilling.The current exploration program at Ernest Giles will focus on three high priority targets at the Meadows, Wishbone and Empress areas. The current exploration program includes plans for approximately 24 RC drill holes at the Meadows area to test a large 5 km long by 1.5 km wide anomaly defined by Deep Sensing Geochemistry work, and up to six RC holes at the Wishbone and Empress areas to test basement geology and physical rock properties.SGS is the sole provider of MMI technology, with over 15 years of experience providing this technology. There are many benefits to using MMI technology for soil geochemistry:• Few false anomalies• Focused, sharp anomalies• Excellent repeatability• Definition of metal zones and associations• Detection of deeply buried mineralization• Low background values (low noise)• Low limits of detection.MMI technology is an innovative analytical process that uses a unique approach to the analysis of metals in soils and related materials. Target elements are extracted using weak solutions of organic and inorganic compounds rather than conventional aggressive acid or cyanide-based digests. MMI solutions contain strong ligands, which detach and hold metal ions that were loosely bound to soil particles by weak atomic forces in aqueous solution. This extraction does not dissolve the bound forms of the metal ions. Thus, the metal ions in the MMI solutions are the chemically active or ‘mobile’ component of the sample. Because these mobile, loosely bound complexes are in very low concentrations, measurement is by conventional ICP-MS and the latest evolution of this technology, ICP-MS Dynamic Reaction Cell™ (DRC II™). This allows the reporting of very low detection limits.MMI technology uses proprietary extractants. MMI-M is a new, single multi-element leach that now provides an option to measure the concentration of a broad selection of mobile elements. With MMI-M, you can create your own individual multi-element packages, using any or all commodity elements, diamond host rock elements, lithological elements or pathfinder elements. SGS also offers enhanced detection limits with the MMI-ME package.Greatland Gold has six main projects; four situated in Western Australia and two in Tasmania. It is seeking to identify large mineral deposits in areas that have not been subject to extensive exploration previously. It is widely recognised that the next generation of large deposits will come from such under-explored areas and Greatland is applying advanced exploration techniques to investigate a number of carefully selected targets within its focused licence portfolio.last_img read more

La Poste équipera tous ses sites de panneaux photovoltaïques

first_imgLa Poste équipera tous ses sites de panneaux photovoltaïquesLa Poste et le fabricant de panneaux solaires Urbasolar créent Arkasolia. Cette entreprise devrait peu à peu couvrir de panneaux solaires l’ensemble des sites dont la société publique est propriétaire.L’entreprise Arkasolia vient d’être créée par le groupe La Poste, le CAPE (Crédit Agricole Private Equity) et par Urbasolar, le fabricant de panneaux solaires. Sa mission : développer des centrales solaires partout où cela est possible. Comme l’indique la directrice d’Urbasolar, Stéphanie Andrieu, un an de retard a été pris “en raison des trois changements réglementaires intervenus”. L’entreprise a donc dû, dans un premier temps, revoir ses ambitions à la baisse, précise-t-elle.À lire aussiDes étudiants créent une lampe innovante qui fonctionne grâce à l’énergie des plantesPour le moment, l’entreprise qui est spécialiste des toitures en terrasse a équipé un hangar d’Airbus et plusieurs sites de la SNCF. Les ambitions qui ont dues être tempérées concernaient 30 nouveaux sites censés générés 3 mégawatts grâce à 10 000 m2 de panneaux solaires. “Chacun des partenaires a accepté de revoir à la baisse la rentabilité de son investissement. Mais notre détermination reste intacte”, explique le directeur général de Poste Immo, Christian Cléret. A terme, l’objectif est de couvrir le maximum de sites de La Poste de panneaux photovoltaïques et ce, quelque soit leur taille, rapporte latribune.fr. Les différents partenaires espèrent voir évoluer les progrès technologiques en la matière de façon à ce que les composants aient un coût moins élevé et que la rentabilité soit bonne. Une trentaine de sites ont suivi l’exemple du centre de tri de Montpellier et se sont déjà équipés.Le 22 juin 2011 à 13:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

1 dead in fatal crash along I595

first_imgNEAR FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) – A crash that shut down parts of Interstate 595, Tuesday, was determined to be fatal.According to Florida Highway Patrol, the single-vehicle crash occurred in the westbound lanes of I-595 near Hiatus Road. The crash happened around 7 a.m.Officials said the vehicle was traveling westbound when the right rear tire suffered a tread separation, causing the driver to lose control. When the driver swerved to the right, the car struck the concrete barrier wall and overturned.FHP added that the driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead on the scene, while two passengers were transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.Two westbound lanes in the area were closed due to police activity, but have since reopened.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Gmail confidential mode for G Suite launching in June

first_img Post a comment Share your voice Tags The new Gmail mode lets you restrict access to confidential emails. Derek Poore/CNET  Gmail’s confidential mode will be launching in G Suite on June 25, Google announced in a blog post Wednesday.The mode will be on by default in Google’s suite of tools for business, and allows workers to set expiration dates and revoke access to emails. Users can also require recipients to go through text message authentication before being allowed to view an email.”Additionally, with confidential mode, recipients don’t have the option to forward, copy, print, or download their content or attachments,” the blog post, spotted by VentureBeat, said.It’s already available in beta mode — you can see generally how to use it in the GIF below. Google, Inc. Announced in August, confidential mode was rolled out first to personal Gmail iOS and Android apps. While the mode prevents recipients from forwarding, copying, printing or downloading confidential emails, they can still take screenshots. 0 Use the Gmail app to send confidential emailscenter_img Mobile Tech Industry Security Applications Mobile Apps Digital Media Gmail Google 2:22 Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

20000 families living in Coxs Bazar hills amid growing landslide risk

first_imgAround 20,000 families living in Cox’s Bazar hills amid landslide risk. Photo: UNBAround 20,000 families have been dwelling on hill slopes of Cox’s Bazar district town and other areas amid growing risk of landslide in the monsoon season.Increasing rains with the advent of monsoon and unabated hill cutting have intensified the risk of landslide, creating panic among the hill residents.Azmul Huda, general secretary of Cox’s Bazar forest and environment conservation council, an environmental organisation, said, “The Rohingya people who have been living in Ukhiya and Teknaf areas by cutting down over 6,000 acres of forest also brace for possible landslide.”Besides, over 10,000 families in Badshaghona, Light House, Dakshin Diggul, Dakshin Hazipara, Pahartali, Sahikkika Palli, Ghonarpara, Maheshkhailla Para, Kalatali Adarsha Gram, Borachara, Boidyaghona, Mohajer Para, Link Road, Muhuri Para, Janarghora areas of Cox’s Bazar town are at the risk of landslide, he added.Azmul Huda said around 10,000 families are living amid danger in the hilly areas of Ramu, Maheshkhali, Teknaf, Ukhiya and Pekua upazilas. Most of the houses have been built on the land of forest department and government (khas) lands.Around 20,000 families living in Cox’s Bazar hills amid landslide risk. Photo: UNBTalking to UNB, some residents of the town said many illegal structures have been built by clearing forests and hills owned by the district administration.Cox’s Bazar Bachao Andolon president advocate Ayachhur Rahman said it was necessary to evict the illegal structures from the vulnerable hills well before the monsoon set in.”Now the list of casualties will be long if landslides occur in the area,” he said.Cox’s Bazar environment department deputy director Nurul Amin said at least 54 people, including six members of Bangladesh Army, were killed in landslides in different areas of the district in 2010.The number of deaths in landslides was 200 from 2010 to 2017 in the district, he added.Around 20,000 families living in Cox’s Bazar hills amid landslide risk. Photo: UNB”Eviction drives alone can’t solve the problem. Massive awareness programmes are also necessary to stop people from dwelling on hill slopes,” he added.Nurul Amin said miscreants are cutting down hills secretly at nights despite regular raids against illegal hill cutting. “Manpower crisis hampers our drive.”Cox’s Bazar forest department sources said around 5,341 hectares of land of the south forest department and 7,053 hectares under west forest department have been grabbed.Hundreds of people are also illegally living in hilly khas land of the district administration, the sources said.Cox’s Bazar deputy commissioner Md Kamal Hossain told UNB that people living in hills will be shifted to safer places like previous years.”There had been no serious accident last year due to the collective efforts. We’ve formed several committees to conduct eviction drives in the hills,” he added.last_img read more

Maker of OxyContin Reaches 270M Settlement in Oklahoma

first_imgBy KEN MILLER and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated PressOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of OxyContin and the family that owns the company have reached a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma over the prescription painkiller’s role in the nation’s deadly opioid crisis, a person familiar with the agreement said Tuesday.The person was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Oklahoma’s attorney general scheduled an afternoon news conference to announce the settlement with Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma and its controlling Sackler family.This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Oklahoma’s attorney general will announce a settlement Tuesday, March 26, 2019, with Purdue Pharma, one of the drug manufacturers named in a state lawsuit that accuses them of fueling the opioid epidemic. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)Nearly $200 million will go toward establishing the National Center for Addiction Studies and Treatment at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, while local governments will get $12.5 million, the person said.The deal comes two months before Oklahoma’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and other drug companies was set to become the first one in the current coast-to-coast wave of litigation against the industry to go to trial. This is the first settlement to come out of the barrage of lawsuits.Plaintiffs’ attorney Paul Hanly, who is not involved in the Oklahoma case but is representing scores of other governments, welcomed the deal, saying: “That suggests that Purdue is serious about trying to deal with the problem. Hopefully, this is the first of many.”But some activists were furious, saying they were denied the chance to hold Purdue Pharma fully accountable in public, in front of a jury.“This decision is a kick in the gut to our community,” said Ryan Hampton, who is recovering from opioid addiction. “We deserve to have our day in court with Purdue. The parents, the families, the survivors deserve at least that. And Oklahoma stripped that from us today.”He added: “We cannot allow Purdue to cut backroom deals with state attorneys general.”An attorney for Purdue Pharma did not immediately return a call seeking comment.Opioids, including heroin and prescription drugs like OxyContin, were a factor in a record 48,000 deaths across the U.S. in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Oklahoma recorded about 400 opioid deaths that year. State officials have said that since 2009, more Oklahomans have died from opioids than in vehicle crashes.Purdue Pharma introduced OxyContin in the 1990s and marketed it aggressively to doctors. It has made tens of billions of dollars from the drug but has been hit with close to 2,000 lawsuits from state and local governments trying to hold the company responsible for the scourge of addiction. Those lawsuits now threaten to push Purdue Pharma into bankruptcy.The lawsuits accuse the company of downplaying the addiction risks and pushing doctors to increase dosages even as the dangers became known. According to a court filing, Richard Sackler, then senior vice president responsible for sales, proudly told the audience at a launch party for OxyContin in 1996 that it would create a “blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition.”Purdue Pharma has settled other lawsuits over the years, and three executives pleaded guilty to criminal charges in 2007. But this is the first settlement to come out of the surge of litigation that focuses largely on the company’s more recent conduct.The agreement was announced after the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday denied a request from drugmakers to postpone the start of the state’s trial in May. The remaining defendants in Oklahoma’s 2017 lawsuit still face trial.Lance Lang, a 36-year-old recovering user from Oklahoma City, said he is glad some of the settlement will go toward helping those still suffering from addiction.“My heart breaks for those that we’ve already lost. I’ve buried several myself,” said Lang, who now helps recovering users find housing. “But I also know we have waiting lists of dozens and dozens for our facilities, and the state has waiting lists of hundreds and hundreds of people who need help right now.”But Cheryl Juaire, whose 23-year-old son Corey died of an overdose in 2011, said she was devastated to hear about the settlement. She had been organizing a group of hundreds of mothers to go to the first day of the trial and stand outside with photos of their dead children.Jauire, who lives in Marlborough, Massachusetts, said a complete airing of the facts is the only way to fully hold Purdue to account.“They can’t settle,” she said. “That would be a huge disservice to the tens of thousands of families here in the United States who buried a child. That’s blood money from our children.”The Sackler family is responsible for $75 million of the $270 million settlement, according to the person familiar with the agreement.As the accusations have mounted, the Sacklers have faced personal lawsuits and growing public pressure. A Massachusetts court filing made public earlier this year found that family members were paid at least $4 billion from 2007 until last year.The Sacklers are major philanthropists, and the family name is emblazoned on the walls at many of the world’s great museums and universities. But in the past few weeks, the Tate museums in London and the Guggenheim Museum in New York have cut ties with the family, and other institutions have come under pressure to turn down donations or remove the Sackler name.This month, Purdue Pharma officials acknowledged that are considering filing for bankruptcy because of the crush of lawsuits.More than 1,400 federal lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies have been consolidated in front of a single judge in Cleveland who is pushing the drugmakers and distributors to reach a nationwide settlement with state and local governments.___Mulvihill reported from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Associated Press reporter Jill Bleed in Little Rock, Arkansas, contributed to this report.last_img read more

Ecounselling for tech courses begins

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB) on Tuesday kicked off e-counselling for admission to four-year degree level engineering and technology, four-year degree level pharmacy, five-year degree level architecture and for all degree level courses in Jadavpur University. The total number of seats available for admission as per website of the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board is approximately more than 30,000. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataA detailed notification regarding eligibility and other criteria for e-counseling and admission has already been put up in the website of the Board. The results of West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination was declared on May 20 and 80,580 students are eligible to take part in the couselling. The total number of seats has been created by the state Higher Education department with feedback from all institutions both government and private. Last year, the total number of seats available for admission was around 34,000. The online choice filling of preferred subjects and institutions will continue till June 30. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe locking will be done at 12 pm on June 30 and the board will publish the first list of seat allotment on July 3. If a student is satisfied with his college and seat allotment he/ she can go to any of the 22 reporting centres across the state and can lock his/ her seat after furnishing documents, payment of admission fees and other formalities. If a candidate is dissatisfied with seat allotment he/ she will have to inform the reporting centre and opt for the second round counselling. The results of second round counseling will be notified on July 9. If a candidate is still not happy with the seat allotment he will be eligible for third which is the last round of counseling. The results of third round seat allotment will be published on July 13. “The dates for physical reporting and admission at finally allotted institutes will be held till July 4 to 20 and the admission process will close on July 20,” said registrar of West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board Dibyendu Kar. Candidates have been advised to go through the notifications of the board before opting for counseling and other formalities for admission which has been clearly notified by the Board. Malayendu Saha, president of WBJEEB said that the board wants all institutions to commence classes by August 1. The majority of institutions available for admission on the basis of results of state Joint Entrance Examination in Bengal is affiliated to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Technology(MAKAUT). The total number of institutions under MAKAUT is 215 among which 90 offers pure engineering. It may be mentioned that the All India Council of Technical Education has recently denied affiliation to around 2,700 engineering colleges across the country as several seats in these colleges were lying vacant for the last few years.last_img read more

After ban Mexicos circus animals await new homes

first_imgRelated posts:Drivers: Slow down and help reduce wildlife deaths on highways, says university study New traffic signs aim to reduce wildlife deaths on Costa Rica’s roads Animal abuse reports on the rise President Solís signs new Animal Welfare Law CHIMALHUACÁN, México — “Utter devastation remains,” Armando Cedeño said, on his circus’ stage without lights or fanfare, while the stars of the show, seven Bengal tigers, await in their cages the uncertain destiny set for them by a new law prohibiting their presence in circus shows in Mexico.As of Wednesday, circuses can only keep animals if they have the proper permits and keep them in good living conditions, but they cannot feature in shows. Otherwise, authorities will seize them.“I never thought it would end like this,” said Junior, the tiger tamer of the Cedeño circus, as workers put away tents in Chimalhuacán, outside Mexico City.One of the tigers, “Whiskers,” stares blankly at the six kilograms of chicken in his two-by-two meter cage, while “Samurai” licks his paws.Junior, who goes by his circus name, fears that leaving the circus will be a “shock” for the tigers, which are “used to people, music and applause.” As for Junior himself, he has “no idea” what he will do for work from now on.Some 200 circuses have wild animals, the environment ministry said. While nearly 1,100 animals were declared in 2014, only 511 have been counted this year.Armando Cedeño, the owner of the circus in Chimalhuacán and president of the industry’s national union, estimates that there are likely about 4,000 animals.Some 70 circuses have already gone bankrupt while 2,000 workers have lost their jobs, he said, staring at his tigers, the main attraction for his shows.Stroking the head of one tiger, Cedeño said the government has not fulfilled its promise to find new safe havens for the animals in zoos, foundations or the homes of collectors in Mexico and abroad.But deputy environment minister Rafael Pacchiano countered that circus owners have not requested any help from the authorities to relocate the animals.Circuses that still use animals for their shows will be fined more than $250,000, said Guillermo Haro, the federal environmental protection prosecutor.Mutilated bearThe law is the brainchild of the Green Party, which promoted the legislation with a media blitz that denounced alleged cases of animal abuse.In a prominent case last year, a circus in the eastern state of Yucatán was fined more than $50,000 after it removed the lower jaw of its black bear, Invictus.The Green Party argues that the law “sets a precedent for the respect and protection of animals.”But Leonora Esquivel, co-founder of the international animal welfare group AnimaNaturalis, said the law is limited because it does not apply to cock fights, bullfights and shows with marine animals.While wild animals will no longer feature in circuses, Esquivel said Mexico needs to implement a new model for zoos to turn them into “fauna recovery centers.”A critic of the law, Rubén Escamilla, a lawmaker from the leftist Democratic Revolution Party, said the legislation offers no financial compensation to circus owners.“There’s a clear violation of private property,” Escamilla said.Cedeño said circus owners will launch legal bids to counter what they consider a “discriminatory” law that is based on “false propaganda.”Final showThe Cedeño Brothers held their final show with animals on Monday.“Don’t take the animals away!” the crowd shouted, after the tigers formed a pyramid and jumped through a fiery ring.“It’s pure grief,” Cedeño said, wearing boots covered in dirt at the muddy circus grounds.“Don’t stop coming to the circus even though we no longer have tigers. Don’t let us die,” he said before shutting himself inside his caravan. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Everything you need to see and do in Orlando

first_imgGet even more travel goodness straight to your inbox.Sign up  Search hotels in Orlando For the budget-savvy traveller –Rosen Inn International near the Parks, I-Drive Location: 7600 International DriveIf the theme parks hub of Orlando had a city centre, this would be it. Along the International Drive (or I-Drive) you’re right in the middle of all the attractions, sights and the famous Wheel, and surrounded by budget hotels and luxury resorts. Rosen Inn is excellent value for money at around £48 a night, with a free theme park shuttle, an outdoor pool and a spa. It’s sat just opposite  Universal’s Volcano Bay and within walking distance of many restaurants, but you can get yourself a breakfast buffet on site for a reasonable price too. For the city sights and the culture vultures – The EO Inn, South Eola Location: 227 North Eola Drive  For a great location in Downtown Orlando, and just round the corner for Lake Eola Park, The EO Inn is a perfectly placed, clean and comfortable place to stay. For the average price of £138 a night for a double room, there’s also a hot tub, rooftop terrace and a restaurant and coffee shop on site, and you’re in the right place to step out the front door and explore the local art galleries. Walking around all those resorts is tiring and hungry work. Make sure you don’t get hangry and check out our top five restaurants, from budget friendly diners to fine-dining eateries. For the best location for the parks – Doubletree by Hilton Location: 5780 Major BoulevardYou can’t get much closer to the entrance of Universal Studios, especially for a budget hotel as good as this. With great wellness facilities including a large gym and an Olympic sized pool, there’s also a Starbucks on site as well as an ice cream shop and three restaurants. The Orlando International Premium Outlets is close by too if you fancy a mid-holiday shopping trip. From £73 a night. When is the best time to visit Orlando? Download the Skyscanner app As the home of the theme park, if it’s a school holiday anywhere in the world, Orlando is going to be busy… and most likely hot, so plan your trip carefully.Avoid Spring Break (the two weeks before and after Easter) summer holidays, Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday of November) and Christmas as this is when the crowds will gather. Thankfully, Orlando is warm all-year round so you can easily afford to skip peak season, beat the crowds and get cheaper flights and accommodation. Choose the shoulder months of March-May or September-October when the temperatures still reach mid-20s and there’s a smaller chance of rain. If you’re planning a theme park-based holiday, you’ll want cooler temperatures and calmer weather when you’re queuing for those rides. Don’t forget to pay attention to hurricane season too. While tropical storms don’t normally give us their arrival details, the occasional hurricane may make an appearance from June to August when the temperatures start soaring. Search for car hire For an interactive dining experience – The Melting Pot Location: 7549 W. Sand Lake Road  If you’re craving a traditional Swiss fondue in the Floridian heat, no problem. The Melting Pot is an unexpected gem with four locations in Florida, offering high-quality customisable meals based around the delectable cheese fondue. Choose your cheeses, your meats or sides and your cooking style and then all dig in together. Or if you’re stuck for choice, go for the four-course experience which includes a cheese fondue, salad, an entrée and a chocolate fondue – So good, you’ll start to wonder why all food isn’t served melted.  GatorlandOrlando isn’t just famous for its theme parks. It’s famous for its abundance of alligators too. So naturally, it’s created an alligator theme park. Before you rule this out as the most dangerous way to spend your holiday, Gatorland is actually Florida’s leader in alligator safety and education, ever since is was founded by the late Owen Godwin in 1949.  Try out the Screamin’ Gator Zipline, standing seven stories high above the crocs and launch yourself over the 130 giant alligators in the Breeding Marsh. Or why not go for an off-road adventure or simply walk around the park and get close to the many gators as well as Lucy, the 300-pound Galapagos tortoise and the rare Florida Panthers, Neiko and Lucy.  You can tick off this attraction in half a day and carefully slink away from the snappers in the afternoon. Price: A single day pass into the park will cost you as little as $30, that’s about £23 for an adult (but you’ll save yourself an extra $3 off if you’re booking in advance online). The Zipline and tours will cost you extra. For a stylish city centre getaway – Aloft Orlando Downtown Location: 500 South Orange Avenue  Aloft is a contemporary hotel with 118 guest rooms and suites sat right in the middle of Downtown Orlando. The design is simple and the rooms and spacious but what you’re really here for is the location – just a few steps away from the Orlando City Hall, the City Stadium and the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. You can walk to Lake Eola and you’re even close by to Church Street SunRail station, Orlando’s answer to the subway. From £173 a night. What do I need to know about Orlando? The best thing about so many tourists flocking to Orlando, is the amount of hotels and resorts that have sprung up to accommodate them. Whether you want to be in the middle of the city or next to the theme park entrance gates, we’ve found you some great value options. The WheelStanding 120 metres tall in the middle of International Drive in ICON Park, The Wheel (formerly known as the Orlando Eye) is one giant ferris wheel with 30 pods and views over the city, its theme parks, all the way to the Kennedy Space Center on the East Coast. It’s the tallest observation wheel on the East Coast and weighs an almighty 3 million pounds. Book in advance and you can choose a specific day and time slot.  Price: A general ticket, booked at least a day in advance is $28 (£22). If you’re visiting the other parks, you can buy a combined tickets with Madame Tussauds, Sea Life and Legoland Florida to save you money. Photo credit: rabbit75_ist In the heart of The Sunshine State and home to the ‘happiest place in the world’, it’s hard to think of reasons NOT to visit Orlando. It’s scattered with dazzling attractions and wall-to-wall rollercoasters, but if you think this place is reserved for the most avid of theme park fiends? Think again. There’s more to Orlando than just Mickey Mouse ears and the Magic Kingdom. Read up on our travel guide to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Photo credit: SeaWorld For the best sushi in town – Seito Sushi Location: 4898 New Broad Street  Owned by husband and wife duo Jason and Sue Chin (also their head designer) Seito Sushi has been serving award winning sushi and pan Asian cuisine for 20 years. Situated in Baldwin Park and Sand Lake, it’s the ideal spot for a slightly upmarket meal out and they’re known for their impeccable (and fast) service. Sue’s favourite dish is the Modern Chirashi selection but you can find everything from poke bowls to exquisite ramen and Izakaya (informal tapas-style dining meant for sharing, where small dishes are served whenever they’re ready). The Amway CenterFor live entertainment and sporting events, The Amway Center will satisfy your needs. As a multi-purpose venue, it’s regularly transformed from a live music hall to an ice hockey rink. If you get the chance to see a match, you may catch a glimpse of one of the three teams Amway Center is home to: NBA’s Orlando Magic, Arena Football League’s Orlando Predators and ice hockey’s Orlando Solar Bears. It’s also where pop royalty play when they come to town so check the listings before you arrive to grab yourself some tickets.  I’m hungry! Where can I grab a bite to eat? It’s not been given the title of Theme Park Capital for nothing, so it’d be rude not to indulge while you’re there. Even if you had a month to spare though, you’d struggle to see all 20 parks and attractions – Walt Disney World covers just under 129km square alone. You can give it a good go though, with our advice. Lake Eola Park and Thornton Park DistrictWe have it on good authority that the Thornton neighbourhood is the coolest place to hang out in Downtown Orlando, brimming with cool boutiques and up-and-coming restaurants. It’s where you’ll find the art galleries and best architecture too. If you find yourself in the area on a Sunday, head straight for the farmers market and pick up some edible treats to enjoy by the districts biggest landmark, Lake Eola Park. If you’ve brought your walking shoes, the park has 14km of pathway surrounding it, or you can take to the water and rent a swan-shaped paddle boat. And if you’re missing the theme park hype, go to the Walt Disney Amphitheatre where you can watch a concert set against a backdrop of the Orlando skyline. Orlando Science CenterFancy a trip to Florida’s award-winning interactive museum? With four floors of exhibit halls, labs, workshops, theatres and an observatory, this makes for a fun half-day trip. The experiences on offer change with the seasons and feature some hands-on interactive exhibits. We love the planetarium on the top floor and the Dr Phillips Cinedome, a mega-dome theatre with daily film shows. Down on the bottom level, you’ll find Nature Works, including live animals like baby alligators, creepy crawlies and an aquarium filled with tropical fish.  Price: $21 (£16) for an adult ticket. Open every day 10am-5pm. Zoo and Botanical Gardens Over 116 acres in the Sandford district, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is home to over 500 animals. It’s not the biggest of zoos, especially by Orlando theme park standards, but it is an attraction worth considering. You can zipline though the zoo or get up close and personal with some of the animals in the Rhinoceros Encounters exhibit and daily giraffe feedings. Open daily from 9am-5pm.  Price: $19.90 (£15) for an adult ticket We understand that the sugar-hyped crowds, the loop-the-loop rides and the giant real-life film characters aren’t for everyone – an oversized Mickey Mouse is terrifying however old you are. Thankfully, Orlando has more than enough to keep all you urban dwellers and outdoor types busy too.center_img For something different and delicious (even for the meat-eaters) – Ethos Vegan Kitchen Location: 601-B South New York Avenue, Winter Park The Ethos Vegan Kitchen isn’t fancy with its décor and their website isn’t exactly going to win any design awards, but it’s the food, as you would hope, that does the talking. Wall-to-wall five-star reviews from vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, give you an indication of what to expect. The Samson Burger, a grilled black bean burger served with all the usual suspects and a special veganaise and spicy mustard gets our thumbs up, and it’s cheap too! For luxury that won’t break the bank – Villas of Grand Cypress Location: One North Jacaranda Street  If you’re looking for some premium accommodation or want to splash out for one night, book a stay at the Villas of Grand Cypress, a five-star rated series of villas. Surrounded by the lush green lawns of the Grand Cypress Golf Course, but still only a complimentary 5-minute shuttle to Disney, each suite has a fully equipped kitchen. If you don’t feel like cooking though, you have access to 24-hour room service, or you can book a private chef to come and prepare you a meal. There’s also free parking, a pool and sauna, a rock wall and bicycle trails. All without the price tag of the Four Seasons or the Ritz-Carlton – although we wouldn’t say no to either of those. From £155 a night. Are you ready to book your trip to Orlando? Photo credit: Icon Park For an artistic experience – Café Tu Tu Tango Location: 8625 International Drive If you like food served with a side of fun, you’re going to love Café Tu Tu Tango. Unlike any restaurant we’ve ever come across, this place is as much an artist’s workshop as it is an eatery. While you dine on a range of small-plates from simple crispy chicken sliders to spiced alligator bites, local artisans share the space and work around you – and all their wares are available to buy too. The space itself is busy, colourful and has an unfinished, work-in-progress look to it. Don’t be surprised to see singers, dancers or magicians burst into spontaneous performances around you. For a five-star blowout meal – The Osprey Tavern Location: 4899 New Broad Street  This beautifully designed restaurant has an old rustic charm to it, with a central bar and open kitchen. Chef Elek, has risen through the ranks and gained an AAA four diamond award for his work at the Ritz Carlton – in other words, he knows his stuff. Come for brunch and sample delights of braised short-rib sandwiches and Canadian bacon Benedict with tomato jam and arugula (that’s rocket for us common folk). And, plot twist, it just so happens to be owned by Jason and Sue Chin, the same owners as our new fave sushi restaurant next door, Seito Sushi. With a completely different cuisine and style, these guys clearly know what they’re doing. Find hotel dealsCheck-inCheck-outGuests12345678910Rooms12345Search hotels Which theme parks do I need to tick off? Related7 things to do in Orlando, Florida (that aren’t theme parks)Space shuttles, swamps and speedway: there’s much more to the Orlando area than a famous mouse.Long-haul for less: where to go for early summer sun Was that a flake of snow we just felt? Why wait for summer to arrive, when you can escape before everyone else does, grab a bargain and still catch some rays. Ditch the unpredictable weather of the UK and fly far, far away to these top destinations. Search flight deals…Cheap sunny holidays: 10 last-minute bargain beach holidaysIf you’re desperate for a cheap sunny holiday this year, take a look at our ideas for long-haul and short-haul bargain beach breaks: – 5 short-haul destinations, from the Algarve to Croatia – 5 long-haul hotspots, including bargain holidays in Turkey and Vietnam – Where to go, what to see… I’m tired! Where can I rest my head for the night? Photo credit: Villas of Grand Cypress Legoland Florida ResortWhoever said Lego was just a kid’s toy, has never been to Legoland. The Orlando version is, as you would expect, a little bigger than the Windsor offering, with over 50 rides and attractions, life-size Lego displays and interactive entertainment everywhere you look. Following the release of The Lego Movie, you can now find a whole world dedicated to the adventures of Emmet and Wyldstyle as they battle against the Kraggle.  You’ll find Duplo Valley, Farm and Splash & Play for the littlest of visitors and the Botanical Gardens, planted back in 1939 offer a peaceful and serene break from the theme park madness. Our favourite attraction is the often overlooked Miniland USA, featuring replicas of many famous cities including Orlando itself, and made out of, wait for it, 32 MILLION Lego bricks.  Price: A one-day super saver ticket with access to the park only (excluding the water park) will set you back $84.99 (around £66) saving you $15 if you book online 7 days in advance. What if I’m not into theme parks? Where should I go? Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American ArtIf you’re looking for a slice of culture, the Museum of American Art has your back. It houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The American artist and designer is best known for his stained glass work. The museum holds his jewellery, pottery, paintings, leaded glass lamps and windows as well as the Byzantine-Romanesque chapel interior he designed in 1983 for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.   Price: $6 adults (just under a fiver) and free for children under 12. Harry P Leu GardensMinutes from Downtown Orlando, you’ll stumble across 50 acres of botanical gardens covered with every pant and flower under the sun. When Harry P. Leu bought his home in Florida, he and his wife Mary Jane, began planting exotic plants in the sizeable land that came with the house. When the couple passed away, the gardens were donated to the city and are now a tropical oasis with some of the most exotic plants including a celebrated collection of camellias, one of the Leu’s favourite plants.  Price: $10 (£8) for adults. Open every day except 25 December from 9am-5pm. Fly to Orlando from £199 A direct flight from the UK to Orlando will take just over nine hours and when you touch down in The Sunshine State, you’ll need to wind your watch back five hours. Multiple airports service Orlando but flying from the UK, you’re most likely to visit the International Airport (MCO) where you’ll get cheaper direct flights. With over 100 gates to fly out of and as the 10th busiest airport in the US, it’s B.I.G, so download the Orlando MCO Airport app to help you get around. To get the cheapest flights and the best value for money, use the best time to book cheap flights tool. Here you’ll see that if you book your flights as late as three weeks before your trip, it’ll be 15% cheaper than the average price. If you book 24 weeks in advance, you’ll pay 9% more… and nobody wants that.  You may have figured this one out for yourself, but Orlando is known as ‘The Theme Park Capital of the World’. So, if you’re coming for the parks, buy your tickets ahead of time to avoid being stung by on-the-day price hikes.If you’re forking out for all the park tickets, save yourself money and choose a hotel that’s situated outside of the parks. Now the majority of hotels in the area offer free shuttles to all the parks anyway. SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery CoveAs ever, there’s not just one park to see here, there’s a whole world of attractions at SeaWorld. Here are the three resorts to track down:   – SeaWorld: Start at the Shark Encounter tunnel and walk beneath the underwater world. We then recommend heading for a meal at the Shark’s Underwater Grill, where you can dine with a toothy audience. Then be sure to check out the Kraken, a rollercoaster that’ll take you on a deep-sea adventure. A one-day ticket to SeaWorld only will currently cost you $94.99 (around £74) if you book in advance online.– Aquatica: Located next to SeaWorld, south of downtown Orlando, you’ll need to bring your swimming costume for a day at Aquatica. This is less about rollercoasters and more of an actual water park and it has a few alternative attractions you’ll want to check out. We’re most interested in the Dolphin Plunge, a ride that sends you down a see-through water shoot while dolphins (yes, real life dolphins) swim around you. There’s also a lazy river, wave pools and the daring Breakaway Falls, the steepest multi-drop tower in Orlando. A one-day ticket to Aquatica will cost you $53.99 (around £42).– Discovery Cove: In this park, it’s all about getting up close with the animals. The Dolphin Lagoon is the most popular attraction with 30-minute sessions available where you can swim with the dolphins. Or if you’re into something more exotic, head to The Grand Reef where you’ll be given a snorkel set so you can see thousands of tropical fish. Or maybe you want to feed some stingrays or go on an underwater walking tour – if there’s an experience you want, we’re pretty sure you’ll be able to find it here. Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive day resort with prices starting at $149 (£116) for general admission or $199 (£155) to include a 30-minute dolphin session. Combine it with your SeaWorld ticket to save money. Walt Disney World ResortPlanning is key here and there’s a fair amount to get your head around so here’s the breakdown…   The resort is split into four theme parks and two water parks:   – Magic Kingdom: this is probably the most famous of all the parks, and it’s split into six themed lands with 40 rides and attractions across the kingdom. To get the lay of the land, hop on the Walt Disney World Railroad for a fast-paced tour. In Fantasyland, make sure you grab the iconic photo in front of Cinderella’s Castle, then head onto Tomorrowland where you’ll get the biggest thrills (and screams) on Space Mountain. – Epcot: this one is all about space, the future, the seas and Mother Nature. You’ll want to start at Spaceship Earth which sits within the park’s centrepiece, the geodesic globe (that’s the one that looks like a giant golf ball). Here you’ll experience a time-travel themed attraction that takes you through the history of communication. Further into the park, you’ll find the World Showcase with attractions for 11 different nations. To pay homage to China, Beijing’s Temple of Heaven has been recreated and in the south you’ll find the Mexican Pavilion modelled after an Aztec temple featuring a twilight-lit market place and a boat-ride attraction. From 29 August to 23 November 2019, you can also enjoy the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.– Hollywood Studios: head here for all things lights, camera, action. As expected, all rides and attractions are based on blockbuster movies, most notably the Star Wars franchise and Toy Story. You’ll also find a replica Hollywood Walk of Fame and the famous Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in a haunted hotel elevator.  – Animal Kingdom: an immersive wildlife experience, this park somehow manages to combine African grasslands with Asian jungles. Take part in the Kilimanjaro Safari and you’ll see everything you’d expect to in Africa, from rhinos and hippos to lions and cheetahs. If you’re an animal lover, you won’t want to miss this one.– Typhoon Lagoon: as the name suggests, this is an action-packed water park. Filled with water coasters and rafting rides, pack a change of clothes or put your rain mac to the test. There are family friendly attractions like Castaway Creek, a relaxing ride around the park or more white-knuckle rides in the form of Humunga Kowbunga, which sends you down a 65 metre drop at a 60-degree angle (oh, and you’re in complete darkness).– Blizzard Beach: once upon a time, Blizzard Beach was a one-time ski resort thanks to a freak snowstorm. When Florida’s balmy temperatures returned and melted it back into a watery land, Blizzard Beach was created. Former ski slopes are now waterslides and the chairlifts are still in place to transport swimmers rather than skiers.  Top tip: before you visit, check the list of ‘Special Events’ happening in each park to make sure you don’t miss out on unmissable entertainment. In 2019, expect Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Epcot’s International Festival of Holidays.  Price: now this is the big one, so it’s a pricey affair. The cheapest ticket you can buy is a 2-day ticket with access to one park a day (excluding the water parks) costing £214 for an adult. The 7-day ticket will get you unlimited access to everything but it will set you back £385 (that’s £55 a day). Photo credit: Matt Stroshane Church StreetIt’s the heart of Downtown Orlando and its revamped Church Street Station is an iconic stop on any traveller’s trip. It now sits alongside the SunRail commuter rail line but the old station still stands as a reminder of Orlando in the 19th century, before it became theme park central. It’s also the best way to start a night out in the city. One80 Grey Goose Lounge, on 400 West Church Street, is a pretty fancy rooftop bar with some pretty fancy prices too but it’s the best place for a view of the skyline. All flight and prices mentioned in this article are estimates of the cheapest prices based on Skyscanner’s flight search tools. These are subject to change and were correct at time of writing on 11 June 2019. Photo credit: Café Tu Tu Tango Universal Orlando ResortSplit into three parks, here you’ll find Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay. Universal boasts one of the most exciting parks in Orlando and it’s not to be missed: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter takes the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Watford and raises the bar… considerably. Go to Gringotts and exchange all those US dollars into Gringotts’ bank notes to spend in Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade. Just watch out for the 18-metre dragon who guards the vault and breathes fire. Not sure what to spend your money on? Choose your own wand in Ollivanders and you can perform ‘real’ magic at various stops around the park. If you’re feeling at all homesick, book yourself a seat on the Hogwarts Express at King’s Cross and take a ride through the Great British countryside. You may even spy Universal’s version of London and Grimmauld place with a few red telephone boxes thrown in for good measure.  If you don’t sit waiting for your letter from Hogwarts on a daily basis, that’s alright, because Universal happens to have a fair few other attractions. Marvel Super Hero Island, Seuss Landing, The Simpsons Ride, Transformers: The Ride 3-D, the E.T. 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So whats the solution to this self-destructive cycle thats leaving all of our ambitions half-baked?

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A little more than 700 incidents have been recorded in 2018 as compared to 785 in 2017 and little lesser than 1000 in 2016. A major eruption is extremely unlikely,But Californians don’t worry about volcanoes. Radley says. The GJM leadership had claimed four of its supporters were killed in police firing.” the UN envoy for said. security and development, but offered to take him wherever he needed to go. The officer responded by punching him in the head repeatedly and attempting a neck restraint. Puducherry PCC president and PWD minister A Namassivayam.

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Whenever you need a bit of help, tongue-wagging avatar of American cultural anxiety and construction-site menace. has reacted to the white paper submitted to Ekiti Governor Ayo Fayose by a panel set up to investigate the finances of the state between 2010 and 2014.” Here’s a quick look at what is going on. The ball now appears to be firmly in UFC president Dana Whites court, "We have had very good training sessions since the past couple of weeks followed by quality sparring.com/A3u6QOS97k hermioneway (@hermioneway) March 28, But you choose which country you move to, Its about bringing us all together to support our boys and to address the alarming statistics around the boy crisis in America. read more