Canada Post says protests at facilities in some provinces violates court orders

first_imgThe Canadian Press Canada Post says protesters blocking mail from flowing in and out of one of the country’s busiest postal hubs are violating a court order.The protesters rallying outside of the facility in Mississauga, Ont., are largely members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees acting in solidarity with postal workers who were legislated back to work last week.The back-to-work legislation was passed on Monday following about five weeks of rotating strikes from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.CUPE says 19 protests are scheduled this weekend at facilities across the country, allowing workers to enter, but not letting mail out of the plants.The Ontario branch of that union says the protesters have been served with an injunction, but they still plan to protest in solidarity with the postal workers.The injunctions were granted by courts in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, prohibiting anyone from obstructing or interfering with people or vehicles entering or exiting its facilities.last_img read more

Dirk Gently Season 2 Starts Filming in Vancouver in May

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Facebook BBC America series Dirk Gently season 2 with Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett starts filming in Vancouver on May 8th.Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is based on the popular books written by Douglas Adams, who also wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The series was adapted for BBC America by Max Landis. Max is well known for writing Chronicle, Victor Frankenstein and American Ultra. He also serves as executive producer alongside Robert Cooper (Stargate Atlantis/Universe). Both are back on board for Dirk Gently season 2. Twitterlast_img

Statistics Canada says median net worth of families in 2016 up 147

first_imgOTTAWA – Statistics Canada says the median net worth of Canadian families totalled $295,100 in 2016, up 14.7 per cent from 2012 the last time the survey was conducted.Housing was both the largest asset and the largest debt for Canadians.The total value of assets held by Canadians in 2016 was $12 trillion, up from $9.9 trillion in 2012. The median value of total assets owned by families amounted to $440,200, up from $391,700 in 2012.Meanwhile, total debt reached $1.76 trillion in 2016, up from $1.41 trillion in 2012. The median value of total debt owed by families was $80,600 in 2016, up from $63,400 in 2012.The report also found that 29.6 per cent of Canadian families were debt-free in 2016.Statistics Canada says the share was highest among senior-led families with 58.0 per cent debt-free.last_img read more

Irish drivers warned to get paperwork for nodeal Brexit

LONDON — Irish drivers have been warned they will need a special insurance document to cross the currently invisible border to Northern Ireland after next month if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a deal.The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland says it has issued insurance firms with 1 million application forms for the internationally recognized “Green Card” document.Britain is due to leave the 28-nation Bloc on March 29 and so far Britain’s Parliament has rejected the government’s divorce deal, raising the chance of a chaotic “no deal” Brexit.Governments in EU countries, as well as in Britain, have warned of potential disruption to trade and travel.If there is a deal, there will be no change for citizens and businesses until at least the end of 2020.The Associated Press read more

Last lectures available online

They’ve called it a career but the parting thoughts of two of Brock’s “teaching titans” are now available for all to see.Professors David DiBattista (psychology) and Lorne Adams (kinesiology), who retired last month, presented their last lectures on May 1 at the annual Spring Perspectives event hosted by the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation.Videos of their talks, the concept of which is based on the New York Times best-selling book The Last Lecture, are now available online.

EUUK Withdrawal Agreement includes plan to keep Northern Ireland in the customs

first_img By Sean Murray DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds. Image: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds. Updated 11.52amTHE EU HAS published the draft text of the EU/UK Withdrawal Agreement which will see the UK leave the European Union.The 118-page agreement sets out the arrangements for Brexit. The European Commission and European Council say they will discuss the document in the coming weeks before entering negotiations on it with the UK.Aspects of the divorce deal relating to Northern Ireland leaked last night, igniting the fury of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).The text was confirmed today with a certain urgency displayed by negotiator Michel Barnier who mentioned a number of times that it is just 13 months until Britain’s leave date.It outlines a plan for keeping Northern Ireland in the customs union if no other solutions to avoid a hard border in Ireland are found.Under Chapter III, Article 3, it says:A common regulatory area comprising the Union and the United Kingdom in respect of Northern Ireland is hereby established. The common regulatory area shall constitute an area without internal borders in which the free movement of goods is ensured and North-South cooperation protected in accordance with this Chapter. As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Source: Tony Connelly/Twitter 38,643 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 115 Comments Image: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images Feb 28th 2018, 9:34 AM Source: sineadThis is the “default” or “backstop” option where there will be no change to the current border between north and south. Northern Ireland would remain in “full alignment” with the EU’s customs union in order to uphold the Good Friday agreement.It would mean alignment between the north and south for customs, VAT, energy, regulations for the protection of the environment and laws governing agriculture and fisheries. Northern Ireland would also have to adhere to EU rules on State Aid and would be under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.This “default” option, however, is unpalatable to the hardline Brexiteers, in particular the DUP.Speaking this morning, the EU’s top negotiator Michel Barnier said that what is contained in this document has already been agreed by the UK and the EU.Denying he was trying to provoke the UK, he said there must be a solution that avoids a hard border and protects the Good Friday Agreement.There are three options available to negotiators in relation to Northern Ireland: Other areas The draft text also deals with EU citizens living in the UK and the financial settlement.EU citizens, regardless of country of origin, who have lived in the UK (up to the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020) will continue to have the right to reside there, under the deal.Problems with the backstopSpeaking about the leaks last night, Jeffrey Donaldson MP says this would “fundamentally breach the understanding reached in December and would undermine the constitutional status of Northern Ireland”, and added “if the EU or Dublin believes the UK government will be signing up to a border in the Irish Sea, they are deluded”. Source: Jeffrey Donaldson/TwitterSpeaking on Sky News, Sammy Wilson MP said that there is already a border in Northern Ireland, and that the EU and Irish government are trying to eliminate it.He said: “Even at present, there are checks which go on goods which cross the Irish border, whether they be veterinary checks or spot checks by revenue controls, and when it comes to transport goods.”And, in a statement, MEP Diane Dodds said that it is “simply unimaginable that there would be any barriers to trade across the Irish Sea”.He added that the rest of the UK is Northern Ireland’s biggest trading partner, and that Ireland is only a part of its trade.This proposed alignment would apply in lieu of the UK offering up solutions on how to create a frictionless border. Despite saying it wants to leave the customs union and single market, the UK government offered a guarantee in December that it would provide these solutions on how to reconcile this.To date, however, these solutions haven’t been expanded upon and, yesterday, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was criticised as “ignorant” for comparing the Irish border to travelling through different boroughs of London.Speaking on Newstalk Breakfast, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that the UK shouldn’t be able to cherry pick what kind of alignment it wants with the EU after Brexit.“That’s not a serious position,” he said. “All we want is a good deal. Ireland, and our economy, could be impacted worse than the UK’s economy [in a hard Brexit], but it has to be based on realistic principles.”He added that it was important to remember that the DUP does not speak for everyone in Northern Ireland.“Most people voted remain,” he said. “And let’s bear in mind that the majority of people didn’t want to leave the EU.”The Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister formally welcomed the text after its publication today, calling it an important step in the Brexit process.“The draft includes a protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is an integral part of the draft agreement, and gives legal effect to the firm commitments made in December,” Simon Coveney said in a written statement.“We have always been clear that our preference is to avoid a hard border through a wider future relationship agreement between the EU and the UK [Option A], a view we share with the British government. We are also committed to exploring specific solutions to be proposed by the UK. At the same time, there is now the necessary legal provision to implement the backstop of maintaining full alignment in Northern Ireland with the rules of the Single Market and Customs Union necessary to protect North South cooperation and avoid a hard border. This is very much a default and would only apply should it prove necessary. This is about delivering on our shared objectives of protecting the Good Friday Agreement and the gains of the peace process, no less, no more.”It is hoped that a version of this draft will become legal text by October.With reporting by Sinéad O’Carroll Read: All eyes on Irish border as Brexit draft text to be finalised todayRead: Leaked Boris letter to Downing St: It is wrong to see the task as maintaining ‘no border’ A: To deal with the Northern Ireland question through the negotiations about the future relationship between the EU and the UK but this will not be place at the moment of withdrawal, Barnier noted.B: For the UK to bring forward unique proposals to deal with the unique situation. Barnier said he looks forward to seeing these.C: Finally, for this ‘backstop’ to be deployed. Having this in place in this text is the only way the joint agreements from the UK and the EU on Northern Ireland could be upheld, according to Barnier. Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 11:30 AM Barnier says he is also due to meet the political leaders in Northern Ireland, the DUP’s Arlene Foster and Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill next week.Answering questions from the British press, he denied that the plan amounted to meddling in UK constitutional affairs.He also said that the backstop plan would not amount to a defacto border in the Irish Sea, saying there may be controls in ports and airports, but he wouldn’t refer to it as a border.If options A or B work out, the text allows for this “subsequent agreement”, stating:Should a subsequent agreement between the Union and the United Kingdom which allows addressing the unique circumstances on the island of Ireland, avoiding a hard border and protecting the 1998 Agreement in all its dimensions, become applicable after the entry into force of the Withdrawal Agreement, this Protocol shall not apply or shall cease to apply, as the case may be, in whole or in part, from the date of entry into force of such subsequent agreement and in accordance with that agreement. Share405 Tweet Email EU/UK Withdrawal Agreement includes plan to keep Northern Ireland in the customs union The draft treaty sets out the arrangements for Brexit. Short URL .@MichelBarnier: my responsiblity is that we have a proposal for a functioning agreement. We have done this is a practical, pragmatic, legal fashion.— Tony Connelly (@tconnellyRTE) February 28, 2018last_img read more

Konami Lives With Classic Anniversary Collections

first_imgStay on target Is Konami back? Eh, we aren’t so sure. After blowing up its relationship with Hideo Kojima, along with the entire Metal Gear franchise, Konami seemed to exit the major video game scene aside from yearly soccer releases shown off in sad E3 booths. They gotta get that health spa money, baby!But recently Konami has been making modest but appreciated efforts of caring about video games again. Nintendo Switch (and eventually multiplatform) game Super Bomberman R got a shocking amount of updates to turn a mediocre launch title into arguably the current Bomberman game of record. And Castlevania guest stars Simon and Richter Belmont were two of the best additions to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.Konami’s latest game announcement feels like the company is once again just dipping its toes back into traditional gaming waters, but it is reassuring for those afraid the publisher’s previous lack of interest in new games would also kill its legacy of classic games. Konami is releasing collections of Castlevania games, Contra games, and arcade games for the company’s 50th anniversary.The Arcade Classics collection comes out first, on April 18 for $20, and includes eight vintage hits including Gradius, TwinBee and Life Force. The Castlevania and Contra collections release in early summer and also include eight games each, but their full lineups haven’t been revealed. We know we’re getting Castlevania 1, 2, and 4, as well as Contra, Super C, and The Alien Wars. But there are still plenty more games to choose from like the vertical Contra 4 for DS and the forgotten Game Boy Castlevania games like Aria of Sorrow.Unlike last year’s disappointing Castlevania Requiem collection, these games are coming to all platforms, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. So you can kill Dracula and bring back memories of 1980s Nicaraguan political scandals on the go if you want. For more on retro games make your own desktop arcade cabinet with the Retro Picade Kit. Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form last_img read more

Ronaldo now 100 Juventus freekick taker – Pjanic

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo is now the primary free-kick taker at Juventus, reveals teammate Miralem PjanicPrior to Ronaldo’s arrival from Real Madrid last month, it had been Pjanic and Paulo Dybala who would regularly take the free-kicks for the Bianconeri.But now it’s the five-time Ballon d’Or winner who gets the priority going forward.“Cristiano is here now, someone who in the past few years has shown he is best in the world,” said Pjanic, according to Di Marzio.“At first when we trained on free kicks it would either be me or Dybala to take it. Now, it’s 100% him.“He is a tremendous free kick taker.”Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.The last free-kick Ronaldo scored came back in the World Cup when he memorably equalised for Portugal in their opening game against Spain.The 33-year-old hasn’t got off the mark yet for Juventus after attempting 14 shots in his first two competitive matches.Although he did register an assist in Old Lady’s 2-0 win over rivals Lazio last Saturday.Ronaldo will have another chance to break his duck away to Parma this Saturday.last_img read more

White powder found inside Southwest Airlines jet at FLL

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – Officials at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport gave the all clear after a white powder was discovered on board a Southwest Airlines flight, Sunday.Crews discovered the suspicious substance during a routine check after the jetliner touched down at the airport. No passengers were on board at the time when officials came to inspect the substance.Southwest Airlines officials released the following statement after getting the all clear for takeoff: “The crew in command of Flight 2993 from Baltimore Washington International Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport followed procedure and alerted local authorities after discovering an unusual substance underneath a seat upon arrival in Fort Lauderdale. Authorities inspected the aircraft, deemed the substance non-hazardous and have cleared it for takeoff.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

TCS Planning Staff Restructuring Aimed at 25000 Senior Employees

first_imgIndia’s largest IT services company Tata Consultancy Services is reportedly planning staff restructuring exercise potentially covering 25,000 senior employees. Every vertical has been asked to evaluate the senior staff, including senior consultants, principal consultants, vice-presidents and above to identify the more productive ones, company sources said.The workforce optimisation programme, which is said to be in its planning stage, will most probably be over by February 2015.At least 25, 000 employees, both from onsite and offsite locations, are likely to come face the evaluation.”These are employees with around 20 years of experience and some 25,000 employees could fall in this category. They would be reviewed during the process which will get over by February 2015, before the next appraisal cycle starts from March,” Business Standard quoted the sources as saying.A TCS spokesperson said: “As a performance-driven company, workforce optimisation is a continuous process, which happens throughout the year, taking into account employee performance, business needs, and people aspirations. This leads to some amount of involuntary attrition in the company. This is nothing out of the ordinary or a special situation for us to comment about.” The optimisation programme is however not going to affect the freshers and junior-level employees, according to an executive.The spokesperson said that the programme is nothing unusual or new, the evaluation of employees goes on throughout the year. The company said it will instead be hiring 55, 000 professionals in the fiscal year 2016.Some analysts said this drive is a new trend being incorporated into the system by several other companies such as Infosys and Wipro. “Around one to two per cent of involuntary attrition happens in almost all the companies and TCS is not an exception. The overall numbers at TCS may be more pronounced due to its size,” an analyst told BS on condition of anonymity.At the end of the second quarter ended 30 September, TCS had total 3,13,757 employees, including gross addition of 20,000.last_img read more

Students begin hunger strike seeking DUCSU reelection

first_imgFive students of Dhaka University start hunger strike at the foot of Raju Sculpture on Tuesday evening, demanding fresh elections to its central student union and hall unions. Photo: UNBFour independent candidates along with a general student of Dhaka University (DU) started hunger strike at the foot of Raju Sculpture on the campus on Tuesday evening, demanding fresh elections to its central students’ union and hall unions, reports UNB.Among them, Anindya Mondol, a third year student of Philosophy department was a member candidate of Jagannath Hall union, Tawhid Tanjin, a fourth year student of Computer Science and Technology department, was a candidate for transport affairs secretary of Dhaka University Central Students Union (DUCSU) elections.The others are Soyeb Mahmud, a second year student of Physics department and an independent candidate of literature affairs secretary of Shahidulla Hall union, Md Mainiddin, a second year student of Population Sciences department and an independent candidate of cultural affairs secretary of Mohsin Hall Union and Roni Hossain, a fourth year student of Geography and Environment Science department and a resident of Bijoy Ekattor Hall.Anindya Mondol told UNB, “The results of DUCSU and hall unions are fabricated ones. The university authorities staged a drama in the name of election.”Five students of Dhaka University start hunger strike at the foot of Raju Sculpture on Tuesday evening, demanding fresh elections to its central student union and hall unions. Photo: Prothom AloHe also said they are observing hunger strike demanding re-elections at the earliest.”Or else, we’ll continue our hunger strike.”The long overdue elections to DUCSU and its hall unions were held on Monday.Quota reform movement leader Nurul Haque Nur was elected vice-president (VP) of DUCSU while Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) general secretary Golam Rabbani its general secretary.Eight among nine secretary posts went to candidates from BCL panel in the elections, marred by allegations of irregularities.BCL is the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League.After the results were published, all panels, except that of the BCL, rejected the results alleging irregularities, and demanded re-election to all the posts except that of VP and Social Welfare post, and announced to boycott classes for an indefinite period.last_img read more

What is Littlefinger up to on Game of Thrones

first_imgThe conclusion of the much hyped “Battle of the Bastards” episode on HBO’s Game of Thrones turned out to be fairly predictable for viewers following the clues laid out in the past few episodes of the show. However, there’s one character who joined the fight at precisely the correct time whose motivations are still murky, even when the show has managed to make other plotlines clearer through adaptation.Petyr Baelish (Aidan Gillen), otherwise known as Littlefinger, the Protector of the Vale, has always been motivating the actions of characters from the shadows, and he rarely makes mistakes. Knowing what we know about what Littlefinger has been up to in the sixth season, we gotta wonder: what in the world is his plan?Spoilers for Game of Thrones through season six follow.It wasn’t until season four that the show came out and confirmed that Baelish had basically masterminded the main plot of the War of the Five Kings. When Baelish and Sansa reach the Eyrie and Lysa Arryn admits to poisoning her husband mere episodes after Littlefinger confirmed to Sansa that he conspired to poison Joffrey, the scope of Littlefinger’s actions throughout the series were revealed.Lysa Arryn’s husband — whom she poisoned for Baelish — was Jon Arryn, the former Hand of the King who died right before the first episode of the show began. Arryn was in King’s Landing acting as Hand of the King for Robert Baratheon, and had secretly stumbled across the secret Lannister incest that Ned Stark spends the first season investigating. When Jon dies, Lysa writes a letter to her sister Catelyn Stark in the North explaining that she suspects the Lannisters in her husband’s death (it turns out Littlefinger asked her to write this letter). That makes Catelyn and Ned suspicious of the Lannisters from the start, a suspicion that only increases when Bran is pushed out of a tower window by Jaime.If you recall, when Catelyn went to King’s Landing to talk to Ned, Petyr pulled her aside and suggested the second attempt on Bran’s life (the one with the Valyrian steel dagger) was made by Tyrion Lannister. Littlefinger knows this is a lie, but it gets Catelyn out of King’s Landing and pushes her to seize Tyrion and keep him prisoner at the Vale. Littlefinger then betrayed Ned Stark in King’s Landing, setting up Jaime to take him prisoner because Catelyn took Tyrion prisoner. This is all in the first season, and Littlefinger is the prime motivator behind everyone’s actions, starting with convincing Lysa to murder her husband and write to her sister.By the time we meet Baelish in the story, he has already struggled to be taken seriously. He has risen up the ranks of the nobility after being born to humble beginnings in the Fingers, and seems to only have had two goals his entire life: amass more power, and get Catelyn Tully (who became Catelyn Stark) to love him. He never accomplishes the second goal, but does make considerable progress in the first by pitting the Lannisters and the Starks against each other.Even though he loves Catelyn, who backs her son Robb Stark in the War of the Five Kings, Baelish stays in King’s Landing as the war breaks out and manipulates the situation to gain titles. Littlefinger keeps the secret Tyrion uses as Hand of the King to discover Cersei’s mole in the small council, then gets sent to make a deal with Catelyn Stark at the camp of Renly Baratheon. When Renly is killed (by a magic smoke baby), Littlefinger conspires with Margaery and Loras Tyrell to convince Tywin Lannister to allow Joffrey to marry Margaery. At the Battle of Blackwater, the Tyrell forces show up just in time to defeat Stannis’ army and Joffrey discards Sansa in exchange for Margaery.By brokering the deal with the Tyrells, Littlefinger is elevated to Lord of Harrenhal and finally gets some land and title to his name. Harrenhal isn’t the best title to Lord over, but Baelish intends to use the title to amass more power. The plan is to give up his job in King’s Landing and sail to the Eyrie where he will propose marriage to Lysa Arryn. To consolidate even more power, he wants to take Sansa with him. At this point in the series (season three), Sansa’s not down with the idea. Ros (remember Ros?), one of Littlefinger’s prostitutes, is secretly a spy for Varys and tells him about the plan to smuggle Sansa out from under Joffrey’s power. Varys convinces Lady Olenna to bind Loras and Sansa in marriage, which eventually leads to Tywin promising Sansa to Tyrion. Littlefinger realized Ros betrayed him and gave her to Joffrey, who killed her by crossbow.This leads to Littlefinger’s biggest scheme: the murder of Joffrey by framing Tyrion for his poisoning. The Red Wedding was a Lannister-Frey pact and had nothing to do with Baelish, but when Littlefinger sailed off to the Eyrie without Sansa so he could marry into Lordship of the Vale, he planned a gruesome wedding of his own. Partnering with Lady Olenna, Baelish snuck poison into the wedding disguised as Sansa’s necklace, then Lady Olenna made the drop. In the confusion, Sansa was spirited away onto a boat where Littlefinger was waiting. That’s where he revealed his part in Joffrey’s death. Later, Lysa exposed her poisoning of her first husband at Petyr’s request.Littlefinger went from brothel owner to Master of Coin to Lord of Harrenhal, and only had to start a war and destroy three houses (Lannister, Stark, Arryn) to make the transition. The question of what Littlefinger’s goal is after he pushes Lysa out of the Moon Door in season four is just as complex as guessing what his plan was in season one. We probably don’t know the scope of what Littlefinger has planned, but there’s no reason to believe his two core tenets have changed: He wants to amass power and he loves Catelyn Stark.Since Catelyn died at the Red Wedding some time ago, does Littlefinger’s love extend to her daughter? The fourth season kiss that Lysa Arryn viewed from afar (and led to her doom) made it seem like Littlefinger had found a replacement Stark that looked remarkably like the young Tully girl he fell in love with in his youth. However, he does give Sansa over to the Boltons in season five, which doesn’t feel like an act of love.In season six, Baelish claims that he didn’t know Ramsay was a psychopath. Yet, this is the same character who has orchestrated the majority of the non-magic conflicts on the show. His fellow schemer, Varys, often speaks of having “little birds” that feed him information, while Littlefinger causes conflict so he can benefit. It’s possible that strict intelligence on Ramsay wasn’t available, but it’s equally as possible that Littlefinger simply didn’t care. If true, the second option would disprove the idea that Petyr loves Sansa like he loves her mother, leaving the pursuit of power as Baelish’s only goal.In season five, after leaving Sansa at Winterfell with the suggestion that Stannis would either take the castle or she could take down the Boltons from the inside, Baelish returned to King’s Landing to answer Cersei’s call. When he told her about the Boltons taking Winterfell and the planned wedding between Ramsay and Sansa, Cersei told him to use the Knights of the Vale to retake Winterfell and in return he would become Warden of the North under written decree of the King.As of right now, Baelish has technically succeeded at taking Winterfell from the Boltons by using the Knights of the Vale. Sure, he’s with Sansa (which the Crown wouldn’t like) and, yes, Cersei doesn’t wield a lot of power in King’s Landing at the moment, but Littlefinger is well positioned to wrestle for control of the North no matter who ends up in power. Jaime, who was shown on the preview for episode 10, is now with the Freys at the Twins celebrating the taking of Riverrun. If Cersei can regain control of the Crown, the Riverlands and the North are both held by people who have previously pledged to her. If the Starks manage to hold Winterfell against the crown, Littlefinger has the most troops in the sparse Northern army at the moment, and the Starks would have to offer him something to keep him on their side.Winterfell might need a Lord, because Sansa is only a Stark if you don’t count her two marriages, and Jon is a bastard which gives him no right to Winterfell (unless Littlefinger knows more about what happened at the Tower of Joy with Lyanna). It was gross when he kissed Sansa because she looked like her mother, but season six Sansa — who smiles at leaving Ramsay to the dogs and doesn’t tell her brother that the Knights of the Vale are coming to help — is a character deeper into her arc. Though noble, Catelyn wasn’t perfect, and a grown Sansa has learned to be paranoid of people and guard her secrets. That sounds like a character that could pair with Littlefinger to unite the North, should King’s Landing suddenly fall into chaos.Then again, there’s a good chance all of Littlefinger’s plans to gain power are pointless. Unlike Varys and his Targaryen restoration plot, Baelish’s power lust hasn’t taken the oncoming White Walker threat into account. Baelish and his actions best illustrate how to play the long game when playing the game of thrones, but it’s too bad for him we’re moving into the Song of Ice and Fire portion of our story.last_img read more

5 EBB with Globus 2018 African safaris tented camp stays

first_img5% EBB with Globus’ 2018 African safaris, tented camp stays Tags: Globus Monday, July 31, 2017 Posted by Travelweek Group center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — The Globus family of brands is debuting new nine- to 15-day African safaris next year, including two new Cosmos tours: the nine-day On Safari in Kenya and the 14-day South Africa: From the Cape to Kruger.Clients who book and deposit any 2018 Globus Asia, Africa or South Pacific vacation by May 1, 2018 automatically save 5% on the land package. Cosmos travellers booking by Sept. 12, 2017 will save $50 per person.“Our tours are designed to combine the best of immersive experiences – from encountering chimps and elephants in safe sanctuaries to meeting Cape Town chefs in their own kitchens,” says Stéphanie Bishop, Managing Director in Canada for the Globus family of brands.All of Globus’ Africa vacations are Small Group Discovery tours with a maximum of 20 travellers per departure. In addition, every one of Globus’ Africa vacations – from the Splendors of South Africa & Victoria Falls to Kenya: A Classic Safari and Tanzania: The Serengeti & Beyond to Kenya & Tanzania: The Safari Experience – offers travellers Local Favorites (culinary and cultural insights) and luxury accommodations.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsFor clients looking for more affordable access to Africa, for the first time Cosmos has added Africa, with two itineraries for 2018 priced from $3,69 (excluding air) to East and South Africa. Solo travellers can avoid the single supplement with Cosmos’ Guaranteed Share program.Monograms has Africa itineraries too, ranging from nine to 15 days.With any Globus family of brands vacation booking to Southern or East Africa the company makes a contribution to South Africa National Parks (SANParks) and its Honorary Ranger program to SAVE THE RHINO as well as the LION RECOVERY FUND which is part of the Wildlife Conservation Network. Sharelast_img read more

Personalised licence plates about to be legalised

first_imgDiscussion at the House transport committee of a bill allowing car owners to acquire personalised licence plates has been completed and is to be sent to the plenum to vote, it was reported on Saturday.According to media reports, the bill provides that car owners will have the possibility to acquire personalised licence plates through auction.The owner of such a plate will be allowed to use it on his or her vehicle or sell it to another person following approval by the authorities.The licence plates will have to be the same size as conventional ones and bear up to eight digits – numbers and letters – the report said, but they will not be mixed up, so that they are easy to read.The measure is aimed at increasing the transport ministry funds through the purchase of these licence plates.Toward that end, Transport Minister Marios Demetriades issued a decree last year giving the opportunity to owners of unregistered vehicles to either bid on or directly choose and buy online the numbers of their licence plates for €100. The bid and purchase concerned numbers only.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Women warned over risk of diabetes during pregnancy

first_imgThere is an increased chance of diabetes during pregnancy, and its regulation requires good nutrition and exercise, the Association of Dieticians and Nutritionists of Cyprus warned on Monday.The association announced the guidelines on diabetes on the occasion of World Diabetes Day which is commemorated every year on November 14.This year the theme is ‘Women and diabetes: our right to a healthy future’. Diabetes affects up to 9.2 per cent of all pregnant women in some countries.“It is possible that a percentage of pregnant women only develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy and after the birth of the foetus they don’t have any problem with diabetes while another percentage will have diabetes later on in life as well,” the organisation said.In addition, the nutritionists noted that symptoms often go unnoticed, as increased diuresis and hunger are taken for granted during pregnancy.“During pregnancy, the placenta produces hormones that help the foetus grow. These hormones make it more difficult for insulin to act on the body. In women with gestational diabetes, the pancreas cannot cope with these increased needs, resulting in increased levels of glucose in the blood,” the statement added.Women should follow an individualised diet before and during pregnancy which is provided by dietitians, while only when the diet is not sufficient to achieve normal blood glucose levels should insulin treatment be recommended.During the first trimester women are advised to eat small and frequent meals, which means three main meals and three snacks, while during the second trimester it is increasingly important that they discuss any personal requirements with experts.The good news, the association said, is that most children whose mother had diabetes during pregnancy are completely healthy.The International Diabetes Federation says that one in seven births are affected by gestational diabetes while one in ten women lives with the illness worldwide. World Diabetes Day this year promotes the importance of screening to ensure an early diagnosis of diabetes during pregnancy. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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