OTTAWA – With NAFTA negotiations set to begin Wednesday, it’s tempting to think of Canada as the proverbial 90-pound weakling about to get a faceful of sand kicked up by the body-building, muscle-flexing behemoth who lives next door.The United States, after all, is a huge, self-sufficient market that doesn’t really need free trade with Canada and Mexico to thrive economically.Canada, by contrast, is a tiny market heavily dependent on trade, especially with the U.S., for its economic well-being.Hence, conventional wisdom suggests, Canada needs the North American Free Trade Agreement more than the U.S. needs it. And that puts Canada at the U.S.’s mercy when it comes to the renegotiation.Then again, maybe not.Indeed, some trade experts say Canada has a lot more leverage going into the talks than anyone, including U.S. President Donald Trump, may think. And they’re predicting more of a David and Goliath scenario, where the little guy with the sling shot could best the giant — or at least walk away unscathed.“Trump has this sort of old-fashioned theory of negotiations, which is that the big guy always wins. It’s not the way it works,” says Ted Alden, senior fellow at the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations.As Canadian officials never tire of reminding Americans, Canada is the largest export market for two-thirds of U.S. states and is, by far, the country’s biggest customer, buying more American goods and services than China, Britain and Japan combined.“So there are a lot of powerful interests, from companies to governors to mayors, who are going to be annoyed, to say the least, if access to the Canadian market gets curtailed in a significant way,” says Alden.Theoretically, Mexico, which is the real target in Trump’s cross-hairs, is even more vulnerable than Canada. It’s the exodus of American manufacturing jobs south of the American border that prompted Trump in the first place to threaten to tear up what he’s called the worst trade deal in U.S. history.But Alden points out that the scale of American agricultural exports to Mexico is “enormous.” Hence, there would be an angry backlash among members of Congress and legislators all across the country who would be “up in arms” if tariffs on American agricultural products were to revert to pre-NAFTA levels.“So I think the negotiation is not as one-sided as the Trump administration hopes it will be,” Alden concludes. “I think both Canada and Mexico actually have a fair bit of leverage.”Privately, Canadian officials are counting on the potential for a backlash to ultimately prevent Trump from doing anything rash, like unilaterally ripping up NAFTA. And that could give Canada the confidence to stand its ground at the bargaining table and assert, if necessary, that no deal is better than a bad deal.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland alluded to that calculation Monday when she prefaced a speech about Canada’s goals in the NAFTA negotiations with an historical account of how influential merchants in American border towns, worried about the loss of cross-border trade, convinced the U.S. not to invade the St. Lawrence River valley during the war of 1812.“Do we have to give in on everything? The answer is no,” says Ottawa-based trade international trade strategist Peter Clark, who was involved in the NAFTA and Canada-U.S. free trade negotiations.“We’re not required to take a bad deal and we may have to call Trump’s bluff.”In the run-up to the talks, trade experts agree the Canadian government has adopted a smart strategy, forging alliances with federal and state politicians whose districts are dependent on free trade, as well as with the various American stakeholders who benefit from it — influential people who will, as Alden puts it, “phone the White House and say ‘Don’t you dare screw this up.’”“To some extent, (Trump) doesn’t have as much leverage as he thinks he does because trade and particularly trade with NAFTA partners benefits all sorts of people and companies and farmers in the United States,” agrees Robert Wolfe, director of the Institute on Trade Policy at Queen’s University.While American stakeholders would like to get a better deal for themselves, Wolfe says, “It’s not like any of them want NAFTA to just go away and it’s not like any of them would hold tough for a really maximal outcome for the United States if that ended up causing Canada or Mexico to decide it wasn’t worth it and walked away.”Moreover, Trump is the one who made NAFTA an issue and for whom negotiating a better deal — preferably before next year’s November mid-term U.S. elections — is a political imperative, notes Patrick Leblond, senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and professor of international affairs at the University of Ottawa.“If they want a quick deal, that plays to our advantage because that means that we have more leverage,” Leblond says.Ironically, Alden says the very fact that NAFTA is more important to Canada and Mexico than to the U.S. also plays to the smaller countries’ advantage.“Canada does astonishingly well in negotiations with the United States, probably because it matters so much to Canada. You know, they put their best people on it, it’s incredibly high priority for the government. Trump is distracted with 27 other different things,” he says.“A focused, disciplined Canadian team and a focused, disciplined Mexican team could very well walk away with a NAFTA that’s better for Canada and Mexico than the current version.” read more
VANCOUVER – Convicted offenders who stopped taking methadone to treat an opioid addiction were three times more likely to die from overdose, but their chances of continuing treatment with the drug could have increased dramatically with support for issues like mental illness, housing and employment, a researcher says.Julian Somers, one of the authors of a new study of 14,530 people whose data were obtained through the ministries of health, justice and social development in British Columbia, said most of the substance users were serving community sentences while being prescribed methadone.“We’re not doing much else for them,” said Somers, a professor at Simon Fraser University’s faculty of health sciences, adding the substance users had prescriptions for methadone for an average of 7.9 years but took it for only about half that time between 1998 and 2015.The study, published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine, says a total of 1,275 participants died during that time.Participants were 15 times more likely than the general population to also have schizophrenia and eight times more likely to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, said Somers, who is also a clinical psychologist.The methadone patients were in regular contact with government agencies that failed to adequately address their social and mental-heath needs, leaving them enduring homelessness, involvement with the criminal justice system and repeated hospitalizations, he said.“So they’re well known to many, many service providers but they’re not improving,” Somers said. “Our resources are apparently not being applied to their best effect.”“It’s not simply a matter of figuring out a way to strap an automatic methadone-administration backpack onto people so they’re getting it all the time. We need to think more expansively about the supports and interventions that are necessary for people to recover from an addiction.”Professionals, including doctors and lawyers battling addiction, often recover without any drug-substitution treatment, he said.“The programs that support doctors overcoming opiate dependence and have over 80-per-cent, five-year recovery rates are able to capitalize on the fact that their clients have a number of substantial and important things going for them,” Somers said, referring to so-called social capital.Drug treatment courts work for many substance users because they offer housing and vocational and cultural support, and those supports would also help marginalized people taking methadone, including convicted offenders, many of whom are Indigenous, he said.“This population, with the range of disadvantages that they face, requires a far more comprehensive approach to treatment, both in order to get the methadone adherence rate up but also to stand a more meaningful chance of helping people move forward with their lives in a state of recovery.”A study Somers led in Vancouver between 2009 and 2013 showed providing housing in the private rental market for mentally ill people and then giving them medical support resulted in use of fewer emergency services.“In addition to being substance dependent and seriously mentally ill they’d all been homeless for about 10 years,” he said of the 200 participants who also experienced fewer interactions with the criminal justice system.A pair of Australian researchers said in a perspective accompanying the study that expanding methadone-assisted treatment, as well as using suboxone as a substitution therapy, would help reduce the death toll from opioid overdose in North America.Wayne Hall, a professor at the Centre for Youth Substance Abuse at the University of Queensland, and Michael Farrell, director of the National Drug and Alcohol Centre at the University of New South Wales, also called for funding of education programs to reduce the stigma of addiction that discourages people from seeking treatment.— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter. read more
Vice President, Finance and Administration, Steven Pillar, and Provost and Vice-President, Academic, Murray Knuttila are pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Harper to the position of Associate Vice-President, Human Resources effective Feb. 1, 2010.Pauline McCormack will be retiring from the position Jan. 31, 2010. Pauline and Darren will be working together through January to ensure a smooth transition.Darren has been in the Office of Human Resources & Environment, Health and Safety for 13 years.Darren moves from his current role of Director, Human Resources Services where he has overseen a variety of HR portfolios including faculty and staff relations, recruitment, health management, compensation, learning and development and HRIS.He is a graduate of Brock’s BBA program where he majored in Organizational Behaviour.Darren has begun meeting with members of the Brock community to discuss the AVP, HR portfolio and we offer him our congratulations and look forward to his continued success in his new role at the University. read more
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Encouraging news about business confidence in Germany helped drive oil prices higher Friday, a respite from persistent worries about weaker energy demand as a result of Europe’s government debt crisis.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude rose 78 cents to finish at US$103.05 per barrel in New York, while Brent crude added 76 cents to end at US$118.76 in London.In Germany, the biggest economy in the European Union, a key survey found that business confidence improved in April from March, the sixth straight monthly rise. The survey showed confidence was up not only for current conditions, but for the next six months as well.Oil prices also rose along with U.S. stock markets amid strong earnings profits from several major corporations.Benchmark oil has stayed in a range between US$101 and US$105 a barrel this month as investors assessed global economic growth and looked for fresh news about the standoff between Iran and western countries over Tehran’s nuclear program. They’re also concerned about Europe’s financial crisis and a slowdown in China’s economy.Talks between Iran and the West are scheduled to resume next month. The U.S., Europe and other countries think that Iran may be working on a nuclear weapon. Iran has denied that allegation.Iran exports more than two million barrels of oil each day. The European Union and the U.S. have imposed sanctions that make it tougher for Iran to sell its oil. In response Iran stopped selling oil to Britain, France, Greece and Spain, although those countries weren’t getting much Iranian oil to begin with.Iran’s oil minister said his country might cut sales to more European countries if the 27-member bloc fails to show more flexibility toward his country ahead of May’s meetings.In other trading, heating oil rose a little more than one cent to finish at US$3.14 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres), gasoline futures fell about a cent to end at US$3.14 a gallon. Natural gas rose two cents to finish at US$1.93 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS.UN), (TSX:CVE) Oil climbs amid growing German business confidence, stronger U.S. profits by News Staff Posted Apr 20, 2012 3:24 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more
Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,503.67, up 137.21 points):Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 10 cents, or 1.87 per cent, to $5.44 on 7.9-million shares.Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B). Miner. Up $1.21, or 5.31 per cent, to $23.98 on 7.8-million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up four cents, or 0.68 per cent, to $5.94 on 6.8-million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Down seven cents, or 1.32 per cent, to $5.23 on six-million shares.Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (TSX:POT). Fertilizer. Down five cents, or 0.24 per cent, to $21.08 on 5.3-million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down three cents, or 0.84 per cent, to $3.54 on five-million shares.Companies reporting major news:Empire Company Ltd. (TSX:EMP.A). Retail. Down 64 cents, or 3.10 per cent, to $19.98 on 643,793 shares. Empire Co. Ltd. said Thursday it earned $65.4 million in its latest quarter compared with $108.8 million a year ago as its stores in Western Canada continued to struggle. The parent company of the Sobeys grocery store chain says the profit for the quarter ended Aug. 6 totalled 24 cents per diluted share, down from 39 cents per diluted share a year ago. by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 15, 2016 2:49 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 15, 2016 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX read more
Mr. Huddart, who is from the United Kingdom, works as a programme officer with the World Food Programme (WFP) in Liberia, one of the countries hardest hit by the outbreak. “Sadly, any sign of Christmas is lacking this year” in Liberia, he said in an online interview, noting that the country is fighting Ebola with a crumbling healthcare system, a lack of doctors and nurses, and a lack of equipment.“Christmas here is usually a real community event but Ebola has affected many people – not only those that have died or lost family members, but also the medical staff who are working day and night at Ebola treatment units, and those people who have had their livelihoods ripped from their hands because they can’t work,” he said.As for himself, Mr. Huddart said: “For me Christmas will be like any other working day.”“I will wake up early and get ready for work,” he said. “If there is water I’ll take a shower – if not I’ll use the hand sanitizer under the armpit trick! After checking the news and the latest Ebola infection rates, I’ll go into the office.”As for his Christmas wish, Mr. Huddart said: “Although I wish it would, I don’t think Ebola will disappear overnight – I rather suspect that there may always be one or two cases that emerge now and then – but I hope for it to cease being a humanitarian crisis.”The latest statistics issued today by the World Health Organization (WHO) say that 19,431 people have been affected by Ebola, with 7,565 deaths.The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) today reported that an outbreak of 50 confirmed cases in a number of villages of Kissidougou prefecture in Guinea prompted the mobilization of additional ambulances as well as response experts by the Guinean National Ebola Response Cell and WHO to deal with contact tracing, social mobilization and communication, body disinfection and safe burials.Also, a Rapid Isolation and Treatment of Ebola team has been flown in to follow up on reports that a 12-year-old girl with Ebola crossed the border from Guinea into Nimba county, Liberia, according to UNMEER. UNMEER also reported that Sierra Leone is withdrawing its troops from Somalia after the African Union blocked the West African country from rotating its soldiers over fears for Ebola. Sierra Leone sent 850 troops to Somalia in 2013 for a 12-month deployment.Also today, a Dutch navy transport vessel is scheduled to arrive in Sierra Leone with cargo made up of logistics assets key to the implementation of the response, such as trucks, 4×4 vehicles and ambulances, and WFP is stepping up its support to WHO in that country.UNMEER noted that in the last 21 days, there have been 1,507 new cases Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone with 1,058 deaths, and the most new cases were in Sierra Leone, where these figures were 1,069 and 667, respectively.Meanwhile, a peacekeeper from Nigeria who had contracted Ebola and was then evacuated to the Netherlands earlier this month has now returned to the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to resume his duties following a full recovery. read more
SMMT is currently recruiting companies to attend the group seminars and interested parties are invited to register their interest now. Each meeting will provide exhibition platforms for each of the UK companies, interactive seminars and networking lunches to help promote each of the business’s products and services to the right industry people in China. To register interest or to obtain further details about the business group meetings or the Shanghai Expo, please contact Les Parfitt, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) The trip will include:· A poster stand exhibit located at a top Shanghai hotel which will promote each company’s expertise. · An invitation to the UKTI VIP Gala networking during the trip.· A complimentary business matching service for eligible firms to pre-arrange one-to-one meetings between each company and key Chinese decision makers.· Participation in a series of interactive seminars covering key areas of UK expertise and cooperation.· A networking lunch with key Chinese contacts. Supported by UKTI, eligible companies will receive funding, help with travel and accommodation as well as other logistical support. To act on the report’s findings, SMMT, along with support from UKTI, will host a group of UK businesses at meetings in Shenzhen and Shanghai from 21-24 June to engage with representatives from the automotive, aerospace and engineering sectors. Coinciding with the Shanghai Expo 2010, the visit will offer each company unique networking opportunities at a time when key Chinese decision makers will be seeking to form potential partnerships with overseas companies. UK automotive businesses will showcase industry-leading technologies and advanced engineering solutions at strategic business meetings in China to promote collaboration between Chinese automotive companies and UK-based technology providers. The visit, which takes place in June, will aim to help build relationships with Chinese vehicle manufacturers and low carbon supply chain companies to support the market’s introduction of electric vehicle and hybrid technology into future production. A recent study, commissioned by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and delivered by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), highlighted the extensive business opportunities available to UK companies in China, identifying key areas of development and potential areas of collaboration for UK companies within the Chinese low carbon market. SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt will accompany the group to China and speak at the seminars. “China is a fast-changing marketplace and an increasingly important place for UK companies to do business. My aim is to promote UK brands and give a sharper focus to our capabilities to support the development of ultra-low carbon vehicles. There are real opportunities for UK technology suppliers to do business in China and it is essential we raise awareness and build strong relationships with these important companies.” read more
Were you away for the weekend? Catch up on some big stories.Frosty mornings should ease back to just chilly. Local weather coverage is online here.Housing prices still lower than before bubble poppedClick to use an interactive map of house prices in Clark County.In east Vancouver’s 98684 ZIP code, the median sales price of $247,500 in September remained just 10 percent below the $275,000 peak in August 2007. Farther east, Washougal’s 98671 ZIP code has seen one of the largest price drops. There, the September median sales price of $254,940 was a dismal 43 percent below the December 2006 peak of $450,000. (The Columbian’s analysis generally excluded rural areas because of their small number of home sales).Those numbers are considered by many to be imperfect indicators of real estate values. They are influenced by seasonal variations, new housing construction that can elevate or lower prices of surrounding homes, and the number of home sales, among other factors. They are not adjusted for inflation. Nevertheless, the overall picture of housing prices tracking well below the peak of the last decade’s housing bubble resonates with many in the housing industry.“I don’t find it surprising at all,” said Mike Lamb, a veteran real estate broker at Windermere Stellar Vancouver who regularly tracks local housing trends. With such a huge drop in sales prices, Lamb said, full recovery is a long-term endeavor. read more
Vintage Shelf: Spike Lee Brings the Heat in ‘Do The Right Thing…Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This Week Vintage shopping turns deadly in In Fabric, a new horror flick where a female customer’s red dress turns out to be a possessed wardrobe item that tries to kill her.A24 recently teased In Fabric’s official trailer on YouTube, and it’s a creepy mind trip that goes from an innocent store purchase to major ghostly happenings. The movie, which stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Hayley Squires, Leo Bill, and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie, is coming soon to theaters.“The dress is your image onto what you project through an illusion,” says an enticing sales associate in the In Fabric trailer. Of course, the female shopper is only browsing for now, however, this stunning dress has a beautiful red color and it’s on sale. The garment catches her eye and she proceeds to try it on. What unfolds next is a series of events that show what happens when style actually kills.Even spookier is when the Morticia Addams-like sales associate asks for the woman’s number. Her digits will become part of the creepy soundtrack that fills the trailer, as the customer witnesses her washing machine freak out, a dog attack her, and the red dress hovering above her bed.There isn’t much more in the trailer, but images of burning mannequins, dusty ’60s department stores, and Twilight Zone-like hallucinations are part of In Fabric’s haunting tale, which will be an eerie treat for fans.More on Geek.com:‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Trailer Teases a New Judgement DayTaika Waititi’s ‘Akira’ Is Coming in 2021Live-Action ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Delayed to 2020 Stay on target read more
Kolkata: The annual food festival ‘Ahare Bangla’, organised by the Bengal government here, is offering a wide variety of gourmet dishes from Bengali to Continental. About 125 food stalls have been installed to cater to the choice of the visitors in the six-day festival which was inaugurated on Tuesday. The participants include 55 well known restaurant chains and caterers. There are stalls by government organisations and 30 private sweetmeat shops and confectioner outlets, an organising committee spokesman said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeDelicacies of Bengal, Europe, China, Bangladesh, Russia, Afghanistan and Japan, besides traditional and fusion sweets and desserts are available in the fair which will continue till November 25. The number of stalls has gone up from 108 last year to 125 this year as response of the people is encouraging in the past few years, Principal Secretary to the Animal Resources Development department Anil Verma told reporters. Several state departments such as Agriculture, Fisheries Agriculture Marketing, Food Processing Industries and Horticulture apart from Animal Resources Development have opened stalls at the fair which enters its fourth year, he said. read more
Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Municipal police are asking women in Playa del Carmen to take precautions and be aware of their surroundings, especially during the night hours, after three rapes were reported.Over the last two weeks, three women have reported being raped in residential areas of Playa del Carmen. Arsenio Parra, the deputy director of the Municipal Preventive Police of Playa del Carmen, is recommending women who arrive late from work to be accompanied by a friend or carry pepper spray.“We have constant operations and we are redoubling them due to some incidents that have arisen. Be assured that we are working on that,” he said. He says that the rapes have occurred near vacant lots and green areas where people walk to get to their homes.Testimonials from paramedics and taxi drivers indicate that the last three rapes have occurred at the intersection of 125 with Colosio near Plaza Maya and near Real Bilbao. Testimonies from the victims suggest the crimes are being committed by the same man who is said to have a tattoo with the name “Sergio” on his neck and a skull and gun tattooed on his right hand.Police say in the cases of women who work late in the tourism industry and leave their jobs late, those are the ones that have been sexually assaulted.“What we recommend is that they take precautionary measures. We have been able to observe in most of the incidents that have arisen that women walk alone in dark and encased areas. If they have to travel during late hours through solitary, winding streets, they should be accompanied by someone,” he added.The latest rape occurred Friday night after a women left her job from the Xcaret hotel. She was returning home at dawn when she was surprised by a man hiding in the bushes near the Real Bilbao subdivision. He took her to a vacant lot where he raped her and stole her belongings.The woman was able to stop a passing taxi driver for help. She was taken by ambulance to hospital with severe injuries. The previous two sexual assaults occurred on 125 Avenue with Colosio and then in the vicinity of Centro Maya.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) read more
Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, May 16, 2019 Posted by ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND — Choice Hotels International, Inc. has entered into a strategic agreement with AMResorts.The deal enhances Choice Hotel’s loyalty program, Choice Privileges, allowing members to earn and redeem points at AMResorts’ properties.The partnership will add more than 25,000 upscale rooms to the Choice Hotels network, including AMResorts brands Zoëtry, Secrets, Dreams, Breathless, Now, Reflect and Sunscape brands. It also will position Choice Hotels as having the largest all-inclusive luxury resort offering in its program of any major U.S. hotel company.“Our initiative with AMResorts will offer our 40 million Choice Privileges loyalty members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at a portfolio of world-class resorts in desirable destinations,” says Pat Pacious, President and CEO, Choice Hotels.Gonzalo del Peon, President, AMResorts, added: “Choice Privileges’ strong consumer offering makes it the right loyalty program for us, and our resorts will now be able to offer guests the ability to earn and redeem loyalty points. We look forward to working with Choice to connect more people to their dream getaways in paradise and deliver memorable experiences that will inspire travelers to book their vacations with us time and time again.” Choice Hotels, AMResorts announce strategic relationship Tags: AMResorts, Choice Hotels read more
To mark the occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s birthday, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has designated August 2016 as a month for female travellers.For the first time ever, TAT is launching a campaign to attract local and international female travellers to enjoy some of the country’s many attractions with a wide range of activities, special offers, discounts and privileges, whether travelling alone or with groups of friends, across the month of August.Miss World Australia will act as the TAT Brand Ambassador in Australia and will visit Thailand between 31 July – 9 August to attend the Opening Ceremony of Women’s Journey to Thailand 2016 before touring Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Phuket.The initiative covers five different promotional concepts:Beautiful LookBeautiful ShapeBeautiful MindBeautiful RetreatBeautiful ExperienceIn conjunction with the Amazing Thailand Grand Sale, which runs from 15 June to 31 August, women will be offered a wide range of offers and chances to win prizes.In their Spend & Win campaign, for every 500 Baht spent, women will be awarded 10 chances to win a grand prize of 365 days travel in Thailand.In addition to this, there will be daily offers at all 500 participating retailers, restaurants and attractions, with a total of 1500 special offers each month, and they will also be rewarded for shopping and dining with free cash vouchers.Women will also be offered exclusive discounts on spa treatments, hotel stays, entry to attractions such as Chiang Mai Zoo and Underwater World, and wide range of retailers and restaurants. For the golfers out there, women will also be gifted complimentary green fees during August at seven participating golf clubs.Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor said, “Increasingly women are coming to Thailand in groups or as solo travellers and expect to find activities and attractions geared to their needs. So, this campaign will broaden their recognition on how Thailand can cater for a great experience to female travellers like nowhere else.” Women’s Journey ThailandSource = Tourism Authority of Thailand read more
Review: Lucy Rose’s ‘No Words Left’ is delicate, beautiful AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ragan Clark, The Associated Press Posted Mar 20, 2019 10:10 am PDT This cover image released by Arts & Crafts shows “No Words Left,” by Lucy Rose. (Arts & Crafts via AP) Lucy Rose, “No Words Left” (Arts & Crafts)“Conversation don’t come easy,” Lucy Rose softly sings on the opening track of her new album. “But I’ve got a lot to say.”Guitar picking fills the space of the track “Conversation,” joined by subtle strings as Rose grapples with feelings toward a lover she longs for despite misgivings. “No one makes me high like you do… no one lets me down like you do.”It’s the perfect start to the English-based folk artist’s gentle, yet salient album called “No Words Left.” Masterfully mixed, the album’s primary esthetic feels stripped down — with an emphasis on piano and acoustic guitar parts alongside Rose’s Joni Mitchell and Laura Marling reminiscent vocals — but with the added colour of brass and strings elevating the composition.The album is also carefully paced. The instrumental track “Just a Moment” begins like a lullaby, the guitar softly strumming in. With peaceful interludes, like “Just a Moment” and the appropriately named “No Words Left (Pt. 1),” the album never forces itself along. Rather, it flows gently and patiently.Though Rose remains delicate throughout, she strikes different tones on each song. In “Solo(w)” her pain is palpable as soft piano crescendos and she sings out, hypnotically and repetitively, “Cause something’s missing/When I am solo, so low, solo, so low.” ”What Does It Take” is pleading, while “Treat Me Like a Women” shows her resolve as she confronts the man who “fires” words at her: “And you treat me like a fool/Or do you treat me like a woman.”“No Words Left” is melancholy in a way that feels relatable and raw. Rose knows she’s written a collection of blue songs and instead of fighting the inclination, she embraces it. In her closing track, she is good natured as she coos, “Song after song/All about me and my misery. And I’m still blue/so blue.”Blue is a colour she wears well.Ragan Clark, The Associated Press read more
The often-maligned Greek Cypriot dialect has been stoutly defended in a new book by a professor at Athens university who says the dialect has a strong contemporary role and is useful in many different fields.“The Cypriot dialect is very rich, but it is not a matter of the number of words or the history and the origin and how old it is that is important, but the fact that it has a contemporary role,” he said.Professor Giorgos Georgiou has recently completed a small dictionary, together with doctor Marios Kyriazis, of the Cypriot dialect related exclusively to medical terminology which is expected to be published next month.Book presentations of another two of his books, 1099 Cyprus proverbs and Ta Ximarismena will take place in Public bookshops at the Nicosia and Limassol malls on May 20 and June 3 respectively.In an interview with the Cyprus News Agency on Wednesday, Georgiou explained that over the years the Greek Cypriot dialect had evolved and found new roles in modern society. It is used in advertising and by politicians who use it to create an intimacy with the audience, as well as by lawyers to establish a relationship of trust, he added.Georgiou said it was inaccurate to believe that the dialect limits the ability to use official Greek language or that it results in students receiving low grades in Greek language exams. It is the teacher’s role to explain its role and present it as an extended language repertoire he said.“Linguistic transition should be smooth, and here you need skilled teachers, so as not to give the students the impression that the language they speak at home is wrong and that the formal language used at school is good,” he said. “Instead, students should be trained to understand the difference in use, that is to expand their ability to communicate.”The linguist said that using the dialect is often wrongly associated with being a barrier to a close relationship with Greece instead of viewing it as an enrichment of their lives.The changing use of language, he said, was like a train which continues its journey loading and unloading “valuable presents”.“Thousands of words have changed meaning, meaning one thing in ancient times and today they still exist and mean something different, which is something completely normal and an indication of a healthy language.”As well as writing books on the Greek Cypriot dialect, Georgiou also directs the cultural foundation of the Tamassos Diocese which was founded two years ago. The foundation is currently planning to organise a conference on Cyprus language in cooperation with the EU and the European University. You May LikeCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoSolar SolutionsCalifornia Will Pay Homeowners to Install SolarSolar SolutionsUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes?FigLeaf Beta AppUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola read more
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