first_img(WSVN) – McDonald’s of South Florida is saying thank you to local first responders — in the form of free meals.According to company officials said firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, paramedic personnel and National Guardsmen nay stop by on Wednesday, Sept. 27, to enjoy a free Extra Value Meal.To redeem this dine-in offer, first responders need to present a valid badge or identification at the front counter.Officials said the free meals are the company’s way of expressing gratitude toward first responders for all they do in their communities, including relief efforts during and after Hurricane Irma.The offer is valid at any of the 207 McDonald’s restaurants in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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first_imgVirtual reality is set to take off in 2016, what with the Oculus Rift becoming available and more game developers deciding to add VR support to their games. But even if you have the money to invest in a head-mounted kit, what about your PC? Is it capable of handling the demands placed on it by a virtual reality experience?Valve has decided to take the pain out of figuring out the answer to that question by releasing the SteamVR Performance Test.The test can be downloaded from Steam and measures your PC’s rendering performance using a 2-minute demo based on a sequence from the Aperture Robot Repair VR demo. Using the information gathered from the demo, the test answers two important questions: can your PC run virtual reality content at 90fps? And can the visual fidelity be tuned to the recommended level?If the answer to both those questions is “yes,” then your PC is VR-ready. Otherwise the test will present the results and make recommendations as to what components need upgrading. Typically this will be either your CPU or your graphics card, but in the worst case both will need to be replaced.Here’s the demo in action:Running this free test can save you a lot of cash or trigger a lot of spending. If your PC is good enough then no PC spend is needed. If your PC isn’t good enough, it saves you buying that expensive VR kit until it is. Either way, run the test before buying anything.last_img read more

first_imgMicrosoft to retire Security Bulletins in January 2017 by Martin Brinkmann on November 09, 2016 in Companies, Microsoft – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 17 commentsMicrosoft announced on yesterday’s Patch Tuesday for November that it plans to retire the publication of Security Bulletins in January 2017.Security bulletins like MS16-129 reveal information about patched vulnerabilities. This includes information about the vulnerability, affected software, severity ratings, deployment information and more.The company has created a new portal called Security Updates Guide which can best be described as a searchable database of security updates released for Windows and other products. Microsoft plans to make it the sole destination for security update information starting February 2017.Instead of publishing bulletins to describe related vulnerabilities, the new portal lets our customers view and search security vulnerability information in a single online database.Security Updates GuideThe Security Updates Guide database lists publication dates, KB Article IDs, and the affected products in a table.Update: An update added options to display details, severity and impact as well. The details link opens a new page that lists information such as a description, affected products, exploitability assessment, mitigations and more similar to what Security Bulletins listed previously.It features a data filter at the top to limit the listing to a particular time period, and a text search option that enables you to find updates by product, KB article or CVE.A search for Windows 7 returns updates that are released for the operating system for instance, while a KB ID search that particular update.A new Rest API can be leveraged to obtain “Microsoft security update” information. This eliminates the need for companies and individuals to use screen-scraping or other methods to obtain update information.The table looks less useful from a user perspective. One reason for that is that it does not highlight KB article titles. While you know that updates apply to your systems or products by looking at the “applies to” column, there is virtually no information on the update itself.You do need to click on the KB article link to open it to get the information. It is unclear yet how this will work when security bulletins are not released anymore.The KB article 3197867, which is the Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7 for November 2016, links to security bulletins for instance. If those are not published anymore, it seems likely that the links will point to KB articles instead as well.Microsoft notes that Security Bulletins will be published until January 2017. After the January 2017 update, information is published only to the Security Updates Guide.Security update information will be published as bulletins and on the Security Updates Guide until January 2017. After the January 2017 Update Tuesday release, we will only publish update information to the Security Updates Guide.It remains to be seen as to how this will work out in the end as we don’t know all the facts yet.Now You: What’s your take on the announcement?SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft to retire Security Bulletins in January 2017DescriptionMicrosoft announced on yesterday’s Patch Tuesday for November that it plans to retire the publication of Security Bulletins in January 2017.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThe Shri Siva Soobramoniar Temple held their annual Kavady Festival today (February 12), followed by a procession through the streets.The Kavady prayer is observed over a 10-day period, during which devotees have to abstain from alcohol and meat, among other things. They maintain a vegetarian diet for the entire period.Kavady is a ceremonial sacrifice and offering practiced by devotees during the worship of Lord Muruga.There are various reasons for carrying the Kavady (wooden structure decorated with flowers and carrying milk), but the main reason is to express thanks to Lord Muruga for help in overcoming a particular problem. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Devotees were seen  piercing various parts of their bodies with hooks and small lances called ‘vel’. This is done as a symbol of their faith.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitlast_img read more

first_imgAdnan stayed in Raqqa for almost a year, watching the extremists pervade nearly every aspect of life. IS authorities came to his family’s car parts store and demanded taxes — the equivalent of $5,000. The group was clearly flush with money from taxing businesses, confiscating lands from those who fled and sales from oil fields captured further east in Syria, Adnan said.The group encourages commerce across the “caliphate,” he said — for example, cement supplies and vegetables moved from Turkey, through Raqqa to Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest cityThen Adnan’s one-time activism in support of Syrian rebels caught up with him. In January, a patrol raided his family home, confiscated his laptop and arrested him for publishing online articles they said encouraged secularism. “Such a pretty house,” a patrol member said before smashing two glass water pipes. “This pollutes the environment,” he told Adnan.For the next 55 days, Adnan was held in Point 11, the soccer stadium.He was interrogated three times in the initial days, beaten with a green plastic pipe. Then he was moved out of isolation into wards with other prisoners. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober “We gave up 2,200 martyrs in Kobani, and you go and steal?” Adnan said he heard the interrogator shouting at the two detained militants.Adnan met Palestinian prisoner Mohammed Musallam, whom IS accused of being a spy for Israel. Musallam told Adnan his captors were repeatedly filming him in his own execution video. Each time, he said, they would video a child shooting him in the head — but each time the gun would be empty.“Then one day, they executed him for real,” Adnan said.In March, the Islamic State group released a video showing Musallam’s death. Kneeling in a field, he is shot in the head by a young boy wearing military camouflage.Adnan said he believes that is why many victims in the execution videos appear so calm. “They repeat the thing with them like 20 times. So when the real one comes, the prisoner will think it’s just another mock execution,” he said.___SURVIVING THE CALIPHATE — OR NOTIn Eski Mosul, a village on a bend in Iraq’s Tigris River, Sheikh Abdullah Ibrahim lives in one of the larger houses, behind high walls with a garden. He looked exhausted as he showed AP journalists one IS vestige he’s keeping: the death certificate for his wife, the group’s black logo on top. Now, he said, “I want to blow myself up among Daesh. Even that won’t satisfy me. If I chop them up, drink their blood and eat their hearts, it won’t take away my pain.”Laying low was often key to survival in the “caliphate,” several of those interviewed said. Best to stay home as much as possible, avoiding checkpoints of IS fighters and the “Hisba” committees, the dreaded enforcers of IS’ innumerable regulations.Armed members of the Hisba patrol the streets, cruising in SUVs with blackened windows and wearing Afghan-style baggy pants, long shirts and face masks, looking for behavior deemed unacceptable.Punishments for smoking, for wearing Western clothes or for playing the wrong radio station can vary from a fine to imprisonment for a few hours or days — often depending on the Hisba’s mood. For more serious or repeat offenses, the fighters might bind the perpetrator to a pole in a town square for several days with his crime written on a sign around his neck.Women try not to go out at all, most of those interviewed by AP said. If they do go to market, they sometimes avoid taking their husbands, sons or brothers with them: If they’re harassed by the Hisba, their male relative might defend them and bring the Hisba’s wrath. “He told me my faith is weak and asked, ‘Do you pray?’” Abdullah recalled. Then the fighter asked to see his “repentance card.” Abdullah had been a policeman until the IS takeover, and policemen and soldiers are required to have one. So are many other former government loyalists or employees — even former English teachers, since they once taught a “forbidden” language and tailors of women’s clothes because they once designed styles deemed un-Islamic.Abdullah had left his card at home. Terrified, he sent his son running to get it.“They are brutal people,” he told The Associated Press. “They can consider you an infidel for the simplest thing.”The Islamic State’s “caliphate,” declared a year ago, stretches across northern Syria through much of northern and western Iraq. Untold numbers have been killed because they were deemed dangerous to the IS, or insufficiently pious; 5-8 million endure a regime that has swiftly turned their world upside down, extending its control into every corner of life to enforce its own radical interpretation of Islamic law, or Shariah.The Islamic State’s domain is a place where men douse themselves with cologne to hide the odor of forbidden cigarettes; where taxi drivers or motorists usually play the IS radio station, since music can get a driver 10 lashes; where women must be entirely covered, in black, and in flat-soled shoes; where people are thrown to their deaths off buildings on suspicion of homosexuality; where shops must close during Muslim prayers, and everyone found outdoors must attend. Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The picture they paint suggests the Islamic State’s territory, now an area roughly the size of Switzerland, has evolved into an entrenched pseudo-state, one based on a bureaucracy of terror.___THE TAKEOVERIn January 2014, when the Islamic State group took over the Syrian city of Raqqa, Adnan fled, fearing his work as a political activist would make him a target. But after a few months of missing his family, he returned to see whether he could endure life under the extremists.Adnan found Raqqa transformed from a once-colorful cosmopolitan city into the Islamic State’s de facto capital. Women covered head to toe in black scurried quickly to markets before rushing home, young men avoided the cafes they once frequented. IS fighters turned the city soccer stadium into a prison and interrogation center, known as “Point 11.” One of the city’s central plazas was now referred to by residents as “Jaheem” Square — Hell Square.He soon learned why. He heard celebratory gunshots one day and saw the bodies of three men dangling from poles in Hell Square. The corpses were left there for three days, he told AP as he chain-smoked in a cafe in Gaziantep, a town on the Turkish border filled with Syrians living in exile. 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center It’s all he has left of her.IS swept into the village of some 3,000 families in June last year, established its reign over a grim seven-month period, then fled in January when Kurdish fighters ran them out. IS forces remain dug in only a few miles away, so close that smoke can be seen from fighting on the front lines.Ibrahim’s wife, Buthaina, had been an outspoken human rights advocate and had run for the provincial council in Mosul. So when IS took over, fighters demanded she apply for a repentance card. “She said she’d never stoop so low,” her husband said.He knew the danger. He had seen the bodies of a dozen policemen in the street, shot in the head. He’d seen others thrown off buildings. He had heard talk of the dreaded “Khasfa,” a deep natural sinkhole in the desert south of Mosul where the extremists boast of throwing bodies — or sometimes living victims.Ibrahim sent his wife away to safety for a few days, but she soon returned, missing their three daughters and two sons, he said. Her youngest was 2.A few nights later, in early October, the militants came for her, he said.Ibrahim and his wife were asleep, but their daughters were watching TV. “Wake up, dad, Daesh is in the front yard,” they called out, using the group’s Arabic acronym. Ibrahim saw the house was surrounded. They demanded to see Buthaina. Ibrahim tried to protect her, he said, but she came out and confronted the IS extremists, demanding an explanation. An argument ensued, and one militant handcuffed the sheikh and knocked him across the head with a pistol. The men pushed Buthaina into their car, and took Ibrahim’s as well.A member of the powerful al-Jabour tribe, Ibrahim hoped his connections — and money — could win Buthaina’s freedom.He and fellow tribesmen went to the nearby town of Tal Afar, an IS stronghold from which many of the fighters who took Eski Mosul had come. There, he said, he met in a mosque with Abu Alaa al-Afari, a local IS commander who some Iraqi officials now believe has risen to become the No. 2 figure in the “caliphate.”Ibrahim begged for his wife’s release, pointing out that she was still breastfeeding their youngest son, Arkam.“It doesn’t matter. Your children will become orphans,” al-Afari replied, according to Ibrahim.Another Eski Mosul resident, 31-year-old Fadi Mohammed, wishes that all he had gotten from IS was his brother’s death certificate.He and his brother, Mohammed Mohammed, were both former policemen who had given up their weapons and signed repentance papers. But his brother was arrested after informants claimed he was part of an elite intelligence unit. Mohammed Mohammed was sent to Mosul. In January, 13 days before the Kurds took back Eski Mosul, Mohammed said IS militants “brought us discs that showed his beheading.” In this May 26, 2015 photo, Bilal Abdullah poses for a portrait in the village of Eski Mosul in northern Iraq, nearly a year after Islamic State militants took over the village. In the Islamic State’s realm, a document testifying that one has “repented” from a heretical past must be carried at all times and it can mean the difference between life and death. Abdullah learned that not long after the extremists took over his home village. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen) Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Sheikh Abdullah Ibrahim’s wife, Buthaina, never reappeared after being taken by the militants.Shortly after her husband appealed for her release, he received the death certificate. A simple sheet of paper from an “Islamic court” with a judge’s signature, it said only that Buthaina’s death was verified, nothing more.It is a horrifying document, but he’s keeping it, he said, “because it has her name on it.”___ESCAPING THE CALIPHATEEscape is not easy. Residents are banned from leaving their cities without first applying for permission, filling out a long form with all their personal details and setting property as a guarantee that IS will seize if they don’t return. Women must apply to the Hisba to travel and are often refused permission, out of concern that they will not follow IS dress codes once they are out.When Adnan’s aunt needed cancer treatment, she applied to leave IS territory to get care. The IS refused but sent her to Mosul, paying for transport and some of the medical costs, though not her chemotherapy.In March, after Adnan had spent 55 days in prison, a top IS leader in Raqqa freed about 40 inmates — including the young Syrian activist.center_img Soon after came another gruesome moment. One of the top Islamic State judges in the area, a local man known by the pseudonym Abu Ali al-Sharei, dropped by in early February to teach another lesson in Islamic law to the prisoners. He made small talk with a roomful of them. Then he grinned and said, “Listen, I haven’t told you yet, but today we made al-Kaseasbeh crispy.”He took a flash drive out of his pocket, Adnan said, and, to the prisoners’ horror, played them footage of captured Jordanian Air Force pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh being burned alive in a cage by his IS captors.Adnan’s account is just one example of how IS uses the execution videos that it broadcasts to the world online to also intimidate people under its rule.In Raqqa’s prison, Adnan’s job of distributing food to other inmates gave him a broad view of operations.He saw two Kurdish prisoners and overheard wardens saying the pair would likely be used in Kurdish-language propaganda videos before being released. Adnan said he also saw several foreign Islamic State fighters being held — three Turks, an Uzbek, a Russian and a Yemeni — apparently on suspicion of spying. Two other IS fighters were brought in for stealing booty looted from the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani rather than sharing it with other fighters. Kobani was the scene of the biggest defeat of IS in Syria, when Kurdish forces backed by U.S. airstrikes drove off the militants after months of heavy fighting. Adnan decided it was time for him to go. He paid a smuggler to drive him along dirt roads about 25 kilometers to the Tal Abyad border crossing, which at the time was in IS hands and was shut from the Turkish side, then paid another smuggler to get him into Turkey. “It was an adventure,” he said, smiling.Escape was much more harrowing for Ali, a 63-year-old appliance store owner from the Iraqi town of al-Zaab, near Mosul, who asked that his full name not be used to protect relatives still under IS rule. He told AP that when he decided to flee, he managed to convince local authorities he was only going on a three-day work trip. They gave him a permission slip without a guarantee of property, so he set out in his car with his wife, son and daughter-in-law.Between them and freedom were three different checkpoints. At the first, fighters wrote down the model and license number of his car. At the second, they searched his car, then ordered him to return to the first checkpoint. There, the fighters told him his car registration was improper and he had no property guarantee.“Your fate will be execution,” he said they told him.But in a show of how capricious life can be under the Islamic State, a commander at the checkpoint made a phone call and got approval to let Ali and his family pass. “God give him long life,” Ali said of the commander. He said he’d rather have been killed right there at the checkpoint than be forced to drive back into IS-held al-Zaab. 0 Comments   Share   ESKI MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Inside the Islamic State’s realm, the paper testifying that you have “repented” from your heretical past must be carried at all times. Many people laminate it just to be safe. It can mean the difference between life and death.Bilal Abdullah learned that not long after the extremists took over his Iraqi village, Eski Mosul, a year ago. As he walked down the street, an Islamic State fighter in a pickup truck asked directions to a local mosque. When Abdullah didn’t recognize the mosque’s name, the fighter became suspicious. 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The reign of terror he had fled had gotten only worse, he said.Each time the Islamic State group overruns a community, the pattern has been roughly similar, AP found — as methodical as it is bloody.First comes an initial wave of killings of police and troops. Then the fighters often seek to garner support by quickly repairing electricity and water lines. They call on bureaucrats to return to work. Government employees and any former troops or policemen sign their “repentance” papers and must hand over their weapons or pay fines sometimes amounting to several thousand dollars.In loudspeaker announcements, mosque sermons and leaflets, new regulations are laid out: No smoking, no alcohol, and no women working except as nurses or in women’s clothing shops, where even mannequins in store windows are covered. Residents said they were required to build walls outside their homes so women would never be seen.In each district, an “emir” — often a local militant — is appointed to govern. Schools close, then reopen with IS-written curricula. Taxes are imposed on businesses. Pharmacies are given Shariah courses and banned from selling contraceptives. In most locations, tribes or families declare loyalty to the group and gain positions or perks, several interviewees told AP. There is no safe way out. People vanish– their disappearance explained by a video of their beheading, an uninformative death certificate, or nothing at all.“People hate them, but they’ve despaired, and they don’t see anyone supporting them if they rise up,” said a 28-year-old Syrian who asked to be identified only by the nickname he uses in political activism, Adnan, in order to protect his family still living under IS rule. “People feel that nobody is with them.”The AP interviewed more than 20 Iraqis and Syrians who survived life under the group’s rule. One AP team travelled to several towns in northern Iraq, including Eski Mosul, north of Mosul, where residents are just emerging from nearly seven months under IS rule. Another AP team travelled to Turkish cities along the border, where Syrians who have fled IS territory have taken refuge.What follows is based on their accounts, many of which were verified by multiple people, as well as on IS social media and broadcast operations and documents obtained by the AP, including copies of repentance cards, weapons inventories, leaflets detailing rules of women’s dress and permission forms to travel outside IS territory — all emblazoned with the IS black banner and logo, “Caliphate in the path of the prophet.” It’s not an unreasonable fear. Abu Zein, a 31-year-old who recently fled the eastern Syrian town of Muhassan, recounted how a Hisba member one day berated a woman for being improperly covered as she swept her porch. Her brother came out and argued, the fight escalated, the militant shot the brother, and the brother’s relatives promptly killed the militant. Soon after, a larger contingent of Islamic State fighters descended on the house and killed eight members of the family, Abu Zein said.Abu Zein said he was detained multiple times for various minor offenses, including visiting his uncle’s grave.During Islamic holidays late last year, he said, militants announced in mosques that it was forbidden to visit the graves of relatives, a holiday tradition that IS sees as encouraging polytheism. Abu Zein’s uncle had died of cancer the year before, so he, his cousin and another relative decided to defy the ban.As they approached the graveyard, IS fighters opened fire over their heads, shouting “Grave worshippers!” and “This is forbidden!” Abu Zein said he and his friends tried to reason with them. “You cannot stop me from visiting my father,” cried Abu Zein’s 20-year-old cousin — prompting one militant to slap him across the face. The three were arrested and detained for several hours before being released with a warning. In Eski Mosul, delivery from IS came to residents at the hands of Kurdish fighters. Amid the joy over liberation — and perhaps worry over being accused of having IS loyalties — many residents promptly discarded documents from the Islamic State.Not Salim Ahmed. For nearly seven months, the 23-year-old former soldier had clung to his repentance card, always having it ready at checkpoints. He hated the card. He had refused to laminate it, unwilling to give it a sense of permanence.Now IS is gone, but the fear instilled in him is not. He still carries his card.“We live very close to their front line,” he said. “One day, they might come back and ask me for my repentance card again.”____Salama and Janssen reported from Eski Mosul, Karam from Gaziantep, Turkey, and Keath from Cairo. AP journalists Mohammed Rasool and Hussein Malla in Beirut and Salar Salim in Irbil, Iraq, contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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first_img Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Top Stories Besides McConnell and Boehner, denunciations also have come from several 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Cuban-American Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas. In a typical comment, Bush said warming relations should “advance the cause of human rights and freedom for the Cuban people” and said the administration’s moves were “failing this test.”Rubio and Cruz each said they would try blocking any Obama effort to win Senate confirmation of an ambassador to Havana.While Republicans are likely to strongly oppose large expenditures to improve relations with Cuba, the administration may be able to use smaller amounts to buttress its diplomatic presence there.Obama has requested $6 million to improve the current, lower-level U.S. outpost there. Congressional aides said that even without specific approval from lawmakers, the State Department could well access that money because agencies can unilaterally shift relatively small amounts among their budget accounts.Though it’s not yet law, the GOP-led House Appropriations Committee approved foreign aid legislation last month barring work on a U.S. Embassy in Cuba unless Obama certifies that Havana is meeting the terms of a 1996 statute aimed at fostering democracy in Cuba. That includes extraditing people wanted in the U.S. for crimes. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Mesa family survives lightning strike to home The comments by McConnell came a day after Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced that the two nations will open embassies in Havana and Washington July 20 and resume diplomatic relations severed in 1961, the year Obama was born.McConnell’s remarks underscored that despite a push to ease the curbs by U.S. business and agriculture interests and some GOP lawmakers, Republican leaders remain sympathetic to the party’s more conservative, anti-Castro voices. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and several contenders for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination criticized Obama’s moves shortly after they were announced Wednesday.“You would think that the normalization of relations with Cuba would be accompanied by some modification of their behavior,” McConnell said Thursday at Commerce Lexington, the chamber of commerce for Lexington, Kentucky. Instead, he called the country “a police state” and “a haven for criminals” wanted in the U.S.“I don’t see any evidence at all that they are going to change their behavior. So I doubt if we’ll confirm an ambassador, they probably don’t need one,” McConnell said. How do cataracts affect your vision? The difference between men and women when it comes to pain The Republican-controlled Senate Appropriations Committee plans to write its version of the aid measure next week.The two countries’ surprise revelation last December that they would move toward normal relations has been followed by other steps. The U.S. has lifted some travel curbs on Americans and began permitting U.S. companies to export telephones and computers to Cuba, and has removed Cuba from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism.Yet divisions remain.The U.S. remains focused on Cuba’s reputed human rights violations. Cuba wants an end to the U.S. economic embargo, the return of the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay and a halt to U.S. broadcasts aimed at the island.___AP White House Correspondent Julie Pace and AP reporter Adam Beam in Lexington, Kentucky, contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. He added, “Some of their restrictions on Cuba would require legislation to lift, and we’re going to resist that.”Though Obama has not nominated an ambassador for Cuba yet, the current top U.S. diplomat there, Jeffrey DeLaurentis, was expected to be considered for the post.Labeling the moment “a choice between the future and the past,” Obama on Wednesday revealed the latest steps in a half-year of rapid-fire improvements in relations between two nations that lie 90 miles apart but have spent nearly six decades separated by light years diplomatically and economically.Obama also asked Congress to lift the economic and travel embargoes that the U.S. has used for decades to try forcing Cuba’s leaders toward democracy. Obama has partly eased those restrictions on his own, but even before McConnell’s comments Thursday, longtime opposition from many Republicans and some Democrats had made it unlikely that lawmakers will fully revoke the bans quickly.When President Dwight Eisenhower broke relations in 1961 with the communist regime of Raul’s brother, Fidel Castro, it set the tone for decades of Cold War hostility that included failed U.S.-backed efforts to overthrow the island nation’s leaders. WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that his chamber is unlikely to approve an American ambassador to Cuba, dishing out a quick rebuff to President Barack Obama and his drive to normalize relations with the U.S. neighbor and longtime Cold War foe.The Kentucky Republican also suggested that the GOP — which controls Congress — would fight Obama administration efforts to fully lift trade and travel restrictions that have limited American commerce and tourism with the communist-led island nation. McConnell said the country was led by “a thuggish regime.” 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more

first_imgWolgan Valley Resort & Spa team at the 2010 HM Awards. L-R: Dwane Goodman, Rosanna Barthelot, Andrew Adams-Smith, Maryann Romeo, Joost Heymeijer. Source = Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa Heritage Suite living room With a one year anniversary just around the corner, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa has even more reason to celebrate, after receiving the most hotel awards at the 2010 HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence. As Australia’s first conservation-based luxury resort, Wolgan Valley was honoured with six awards including Winner in Unique Accommodation, Best New Hotel, Regional Property, Hotel Chef, and Environmental Program with a Highly Commended in the Resort category.Now in its eighth year, the annual HM Awards recognise the leaders in hospitality and honour the achievements of excellence in a wide range of categories in the accommodation industry.With a record 1,300 entries received this year, the highly competitive awards span across Australia, New Zealand and selected South Pacific nations. Joost Heymeijer, General Manager, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa said: “This is an outstanding achievement for a resort that has been in operation less than one year. These awards recognise the efforts of the entire Emirates Wolgan Valley team who strive for unparalleled service and superior standards every day.” “To date Wolgan Valley has been a great success and has introduced a new era of luxury to Australian and international travellers. Now as we reach our first anniversary we look forward to continuing setting the benchmark for excellence within the industry,” said Mr Heymeijer. A scenic three-hour drive from Sydney, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is nestled between two of Australia’s most prominent national parks and borders the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Occupying just two per cent of a 4,000-acre conservancy reserve, Wolgan Valley combines the expectations of the high-end traveller with a commitment to conservation of threatened and endangered wildlife, ecological and environmental sustainability. Since its opening in October 2009, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa has also been awarded the following accolades: Conde Nast US and Conde Nast UK “Hot List” (Spa and Resort categories). National Trust Heritage Awards – for its work in restoring the original 1832 farmhouse.  Luxury Travel Magazine – Gold List Awards. (Voted by readers “Most desired new resort to visit in the world“)Australian Hotels Association (NSW) Accommodation Awards for Excellence for Best Environment Initiative, Regional Deluxe Accommodation of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to Tourism.Conservation Award Winner, with Emirates Hotels & Resorts, in the World Travel & Tourism Council’s 2010 “Tourism for Tomorrow” Awards Travel + Leisure’s “It List 2010″ 2010 Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon Tourism Awards for New Tourism DevelopmentThe resort was the first hotel in the world to achieve carbon neutral certification from CarboNZero, an internationally accredited greenhouse gas certification scheme. Wolgan Valley is also a proud member of Leading Hotels of the World, the world’s largest luxury hospitality organisation, representing more than 450 of the finest hotels, resorts and spas around the world; and is a founding member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, an association launched in May to promote the uniquely Australian breed of luxury experiential lodges, domestically and internationally. Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa Main Homestead and Main Swimming Poollast_img read more

first_imgHawaiian Airlines’ new lie flat seats take off from Sydney todayHawaiian Airlines’ new lie flat seats take off from Sydney todayAustralian travellers flying Hawaiian Airlines from today on flights between Sydney or Brisbane and Honolulu will step on board the airline’s newly redesigned Airbus A330 aircraft featuring an elegant new Premium Cabin and expansion of the airline’s popular Extra Comfort product.New Premium CabinIncorporating flowing curves evocative of the winds and the ocean, Hawaiian’s spacious Premium Cabin features 18 lie-flat leather seats that fold into 180-degree beds at a roomy 20.5 inches wide and 76 inches long.  Aligned in a 2-2-2 configuration, the seats are ideally tailored to leisure guests such as couples, families and honeymooners, while offering superior functionality to the business traveler.Hawaiian has also partnered with renowned local designer Sig Zane on a new line of complimentary amenity kits, a cotton quilt and a lounging pillow all fashionably adorned in a ‘Auli‘ilani lehua flower pattern. Premium Cabin guests will receive a selection of soothing products, including a hand and body balm, lip balm and hydrating mist, dental kit, a bamboo comb, and socks with a playful slipper design that invites travelers to “E Hiamoe Maika‘i” (Sleep well). An eye mask, plush mattress pad and pillow are also provided for restful sleep.Hawaiian’s Executive Chef Chai Chaowasaree will delight guests with world-class cuisine presented on custom-crafted dinnerware, linens and trays, and showcasing delicious regional food by Hawai‘i’s top local chefs. A premier cocktail and full beverage bar service will offer specialty drinks such as a signature Mai Tai, wines selected by Hawaiian’s Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya, local craft beer and Hawai‘i-made spirits.Guests will enjoy intuitive seat controls and access to multiple power ports, including two USB connections and one A/C outlet. An advanced in-flight entertainment system with over 100 hours of movies and TV is powered by a 13-inch wide-screen tablet resting on an adjustable telescoping arm for optimal viewing angle and comfort.68 Extra Comfort SeatsThe airline’s popular Extra Comfort seating introduced in 2014 has proven a hit with Australian travellers and is now expanded from 40 to 68 seats per aircraft. Extra Comfort offers 36 inches of seat pitch, priority boarding at the gate, complimentary on-demand in-seat entertainment, and a personal power outlet.In the new configuration, Hawaiian’s A330 aircraft seat 278 passengers, with 18 Premium Cabin Lie Flat seats, 68 Extra Comfort seats and Main Cabin seating for 192 guests with a roomy seat pitch of 31 inches. From the moment travellers board a Hawaiian Airlines flight, the airlines’ signature mea ho’okipa (translation: I am host) on-board hospitality is offered – a warm and friendly celebration of the culture, people and Aloha Spirit of the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian Airlinesbook your flight hereSource = Hawaiian Airlineslast_img read more

first_imgMövenpick Hotels & Resorts strengthens its Thailand portfolioMövenpick Hotels & Resorts strengthens its Thailand portfolio with takeover of iconic Bangkok HotelMövenpick Hotels & Resorts has expanded its Thailand portfolio to nine properties Kingdom-wide after signing an agreement to rebrand and manage the renowned Nai Lert Park Hotel in Downtown Bangkok.The iconic upscale urban resort strategically located on Wireless Road in the Central Business District, yet nestled in an oasis of lush landscaped gardens set back from Bangkok’s bustling streets, will re-open under Mövenpick’s management in early 2019 after a comprehensive refurbishment programme.Offering 294 stylish guest rooms and a wide range of business and leisure facilities, it will be the hospitality firm’s third property in the Thai capital, joining Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok and Mövenpick Residences Ekkamai Bangkok.Close to major attractions, malls, embassies and corporate offices and within walking distance of Ploenchit BTS skytrain station and Phetchaburi MRT metro station, the property offers guests convenient access to the entire city.“Opportunities to manage legendary hotels do not arise often, and we’re delighted to bring Mövenpick’s signature style to the Nai Lert Park Hotel, which has been a Bangkok landmark for more than three decades,” commented Andrew Langdon, Chief Development Officer for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.“We look forward to moving this captivating property into an exciting new era as we introduce a health-conscious generation of guests to Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok and further provide world-class wellness facilities in association with the adjoining BDMS Wellness Clinic,” he added.Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Public Company Limited (BDMS) was established on 30th October 1969.  Through business expansion, the Company was listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand on 2nd October 1991 and registered its conversion to public company limited in 1994.BDMS is ranked in the top five private hospital groups globally in terms of revenue, one of the most prestigious hospital networks in the Asia-Pacific region with a total of 45 hospitals across the network that have been accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI). BDMS offers world-class medical care and treatment to both local and international patients, complemented by the latest medical technology.Dr. Poramaporn Prasarttong-Osoth, COO of BDMS group, says, “We are excited to work with Mövenpick to introduce a Wellness Resort with world-class hospitality as well as specialised in-house wellness programmes that are designed for prevention and the achievement of a healthy lifestyle.”All rooms and suites will feature contemporary designs and high-tech amenities while resort facilities will include a large freeform outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and wellness spa. The hotel’s restaurant will serve all natural, organic Thai and international cuisine, the lobby lounge will offer all-day health-conscious refreshments and the pool bar will provide the perfect spot for informal gatherings.Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok will also become a preferred meetings and events destination with its ballroom and function rooms featuring natural light and direct garden access, able to cater to groups of all sizes, from intimate social occasions to large-scale corporate conferences, while the hotel’s garden provides a romantic setting for al fresco events and weddings.The Nai Lert Park Hotel originally opened in 1984 but closed its doors at the end of 2016 to undergo a complete refurbishment. When it opens next year, it will offer guests the high-quality international standards and facilities for which Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is known.For more information on BDMS please visit www.bdms.co.th About Mövenpick Hotels & ResortsMövenpick Hotels & Resorts is a modern, international upscale hotel management firm with a we make moments business philosophy, recognising that small gestures make a big difference to its guests, business partners and its workforce of more than 16,000 team members. The company manages more than 83 hotels, resorts and Nile cruisers across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and is on track to meet its target of operating 125 properties by 2020. Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ values reflect its Swiss roots and rich culinary heritage and it is passionate about delivering gastronomic excellence and intuitive service – all with a personal touch. Committed to sustainable practices and caring for local communities in the destinations where it operates, Mövenpick is the most Green Globe certified hotel company in the world. For more information, please visit www.movenpick.comSource = Mövenpick Hotels & Resortslast_img read more

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