CALGARY — Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. has reported lower second-quarter profits and once again trimmed its 2012 production outlook.The largest owner of the Syncrude Canada Ltd. oilsands mine said net income was $101-million, or 21 cents per share, compared to $346-million, or 71 cents per share, during the same period a year ago.Revenues were $866-million, down from $994-million during the second quarter of 2011.Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters were on average expecting Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. to earn 32 cents per share and book revenues of $729-million.[np-related]The Calgary-based company expects annual Syncrude production to range between 106 million and 112 million barrels.It’s the second time Canadian Oil Sands trimmed the upper target of its production range. In February it said it expected an upper end of 117 million and in April it lowered it to 114 million.CEO Marcel Coutu said the results were in line with expectations, reflecting periods of planned maintenance downtime at the Syncrude mine north of Fort McMurray, Alta.“With these main upgrading units now back in operation and no major maintenance planned for the remainder of the year, we expect robust production over the balance of 2012,” he said.Canadian Oil Sands owns a 37% stake in Syncrude, the biggest project of its kind in the world.Syncrude’s other owners include Imperial Oil Ltd., Nexen Inc., Suncor Energy Inc., China’s Sinopec, Mocal Energy Ltd. and Murphy Oil Co. Ltd.In April, Canadian Oil Sands increased its quarterly dividend to 35 cents from 30 cents. On Friday it said its next payout would remain steady at 35 cents.Shares in Canadian Oil Sands, which reported its results after markets closed, rose 14 cents to close at $21. read more

A leading international human rights group today warned that leaders in both the United National Party and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party should not discount a Mahinda Rajapaksa return.The International Crisis Group (ICG) said in a report that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe must reach workable compromises on key issues including economic reform that shares the pain of change equitably and renewed anti-corruption, anti-impunity drives that prioritise a limited number of significant criminal cases implicating both major parties. To achieve a deal on the constitution that includes strengthened devolution, ICG says Sirisena must speak forcefully and lead a campaign that explains the reform package’s benefits for all communities. “Renewing transitional justice hopes requires rapid launch of the Office on Missing Persons and faster progress on reducing the military footprint in the north and east.  But time is running out. Leaders in both parties should not discount a Rajapaksa return. For their own survival and to deliver on at least some of their big promises, they should reject chauvinistic politics and daily bickering and invest their political capital in promoting an inclusive vision and more accountable polity that can mitigate the risk of new conflict,” ICG added. The report also notes that Tamils in the north and east were assured of confidence building measures that require major changes in the security forces’ role. Yet, the military resists returning additional occupied land to its owners in these areas and continues to run shops and hotels and build Buddha statues in Tamil and Muslim communities.ICG says failure to reduce the military footprint has led to a campaign of protests by Tamils in the north that is weakening support for the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), the main Tamil party cooperating closely with the ruling coalition. (Colombo Gazette) read more

TURKEY POINT – Persistent winter conditions forced managers of the beach in Turkey Point to come up with a new strategy for removing the dead phragmites along Ordnance Avenue.Plan B was deployed Wednesday in the form of a unique amphibious vehicle from Ukraine called “The Sherp.”Two Sherps were floated down from Sudbury earlier this week to big-foot the dead reeds before the spring thaw arrives. Time is of the essence because hibernating species will soon emerge from their winter hiding places.It took all day for the vehicles with large, heavy rollers behind them to flatten nearly 20 acres of dead phragmites.When they were finished, motorists on Ordnance Avenue could actually see Long Point Bay from their vehicles for the first time in many years.“It’s not built for phragmites, but it can move through phragmites,” said Eric Giles of Giles Restoration Services in St. Williams, one of the vehicle’s operators.“And that’s what we need – a tool that can function in a winter-time environment.”Phragmites is an aggressive, invasive species of reed that chokes out native vegetation while destroying wildlife habitat. It has established a large presence in the Long Point-Turkey Point area in recent years.See phragmites | A2 phragmites from A1 Conservation officials have mounted an eradication offensive that starts with the spraying of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular herbicide Roundup.The phragmites stand in Turkey Point was sprayed last year. A machine called a Marsh Master was scheduled to cut it down but it doesn’t perform well in winter conditions because the tracks plug up with ice.Eric Cleland, director of the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s invasive species program, said it was critical to flatten the phragmites before the spring thaw. Waiting later than this could result in the death of animals and birds when time came for a controlled burn.Cutting or flattening the stand is critical because an important part of the eradication program is secondary spraying.Glyphosate will kill 97 per cent of phragmites where it is sprayed. However, control teams have to be able to get at the three per cent of phragmites that regenerate. If they are not dealt with the prolific phragmites will quickly grow back stronger than ever.“Re-treatment will be required on Ordnance Avenue,” Cleland said at the scene Wednesday. “We’ve had to do that everywhere we’ve treated.”The Sherp is manufactured in Kiev and sells in North America for about $105,000 US. The machines brought to Norfolk this week will be engaged in flattening operations for the next several weeks.MSonnenberg@postmedia.com read more

Police had a heavy presence near the 900 block of Montague Street where officers placed at least one person in custody. BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post At least one person is in custody after police responded to a possible firearm incident in North Central on Tuesday morning.The Regina Police Service issued an update at 10:42 a.m. that a police operation in the 900 block of Montague Street had concluded without incident, but that no further details were available. One man was seen being taken into police custody.At 9:13 a.m., police issued a release that said officers were investigating a possible firearm offence in the area. Police described it as a “dynamic situation.”UPDATE: Montague St. The police operation in the 900 block of Montague St is concluded without incident. Investigation is continuing; no further details available at this time. Thanks to the public especially the residents of the 900 block of Montague Street for their patience.— Regina Police (@reginapolice) September 3, 2019 BRANDON HARDER / Regina Leader-Post Police apprehend a man following an incident that drew a heavy police presence to the 900 block of Montague Street. read more

More than 16,000 refugees in Largo and Tobanda camps are, on a voluntary basis, using the new sheeting designed to provide shelter as well as protection from malaria and other vector-borne diseases, UNHCR said yesterday. Participating families are given six pieces of plastic sheeting each, which they put up inside their shelters. Families in one section of the camps receive insecticide-treated sheeting, while others receive normal ones. Over the next six to 12 months, all participating refugees will be examined regularly for signs of malaria or other diseases, and given treatment where necessary, the agency stated. “Prevention is much better than cure,” said Olivier Siegenthaler, a technical expert at UNHCR. “This evaluation is really innovative, and we hope in six months’ time to have some results that will allow us to test the efficiency of the project. However, it requires a lot of effort to monitor and is quite expensive.”Malaria is a leading public health problem in Sierra Leone, accounting for 48 per cent of the country’s total out-patient numbers, according to UNHCR. Among the high-risk group are refugees living in temporary camps, especially pregnant women because malaria can cause miscarriages, low birth-weight babies and maternal anaemia. The disease is also one of the major causes of death among children.The project, co-funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Office, started in March and is now under way in Kenema district’s Largo camp and Bo district’s Tobanda camp. After this period, UNHCR will assess whether the new insecticide-treated plastic sheeting is successful in controlling malaria and if it can be used in other refugee camps.Some 54,000 refugees currently live in Sierra Leone’s eight camps. UNHCR said the mass movement of people in this volatile region could exacerbate the spread of malaria as Anopheles mosquitoes bite infected people and transmit the disease by biting non-infected people. Insecticide-treated plastic sheeting is more practical in such emergency situations as it requires less time to deploy compared to materials that are manually sprayed with insecticide. read more

first_imgLogiCamms has been awarded a contract with Stanwell Corp (through its subsidiary TEC Coal Pty), to upgrade the control system of the Coal Handling Preparation Plant (CHPP) at the Meandu mine in south east Queensland. The contract has an estimated value of A$8.5 million, with work commencing immediately and continuing for approximately 18 months. The Meandu mine supplies over 7 Mt/y of coal to the adjacent Tarong power stations. LogiCamms’ scope for the control system upgrade project involves detailed design, installation, factory and site acceptance testing, commissioning, and operator training.LogiCamms’ Managing Director, Steve Banning, said that the contract award builds on the company’s solid track record in control system projects and delivery of services to the coal industry. “We are pleased to be working with Stanwell to deliver the Meandu CHPP Control System upgrade, for which LogiCamms will draw on its extensive coal industry experience across multiple disciplines, as well as a strong understanding of delivering projects in brownfield environments,” Banning said. “The award of this contract is further evidence of our capability in assisting clients to enhance the long term value of their existing operational assets,” Banning said.last_img read more

first_imgMoussa Dembele  has revealed Bruce Lee’s influence as he joins Chinese club Guangzhou R&F from Tottenham Hotspur.The Belgian midfielder left Spurs and turned down a move to Bayern Munich and Inter Milan for the chance to emulate kung-fu icon Bruce Lee in the Far East.“I chose China because I needed something new,” said Dembele, according to Daily Mail.“Other clubs in Europe and Qatar were also a possibility but the adventure at Guangzhou was the most interesting.”“I’ve always been a fan of martial arts actor Bruce Lee. His films made me want to go to China one day.”“Of course the financial aspect played a part but I want to throw myself completely into the football.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Dembele will earn around £5million a year in the Chinese Super League after the former Fulham midfielder departed English football.The 31-year-old featured in 249 games across all competitions for Tottenham, since signing joining them in the summer of 2012, but had just six months remaining on his contract.Dembele has only played 13 games this season, with the likes of Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko featuring more in his absence.He has also not played since picking up an injury and being substituted after just seven minutes in Spurs’ victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on November 3.Dembele has made 82 appearances for Belgium, and has played at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, as well as Euro 2016.last_img read more

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, NOVEMBER 7, 2013- Seven teams will be competing for the championship title of the first ever Women’s Speed Soccer League. Launched last Sunday, the competition brings to the playing field women of all ages and fitness levels competing in 5-aside games. There are the CIBC Cats, Earthbenders AFC, Revolution FC, The Blow Pops, U12 Trailblazers FC, Trailblazers FC and Palmiss. The first official game kicks off this Sunday November 10th at the TCIFA Football academy at 3pm and the competition runs up until December 8, 2013. TCIFA Officials at the launch.last_img read more

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 20, 2017 – Providenciales – Each year Universal Children’s Day, also recognized as World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, is observed on the 20th of November.   The Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication- Department of Social Development would like to welcome all residence of the Turks and Caicos Islands to join in the celebration of this special day.Universal Children’s Day commemorates the United Nations adoption of two landmark documents concerning the human rights of all children, the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.   This day is used to spread awareness about the rights of children, the effects of violence on children, and to celebrate our youth.Universal Children’s Day focuses on four main articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child:Non-Discrimination: ALL CHILDREN have the same rights regardless of their gender, race, religion, language, culture, disability, nationality, ethnicity, or social background.Best Interest of the Child: When making decisions about any action regarding children individuals must act in the best interest of the child (which may not always a line with the immediate response or interest of adults).Right to Life, Survival & Development: Children have the right to life, to health, to education and to play and the right to be protected against violence.  The survival and development of children should always be ensured.Respect for the Views of Children: Children have the right to have their views heard and taken into account on matters that affect them, in accordance with their age and maturity.Religious groups and faith based organizations play a significant role in sharing this information.   Places of worship are change agents to improve children’s lives.A follow up theme of “Stop Violence Against Children” is incorporated in Universal Children’s Day.   The Convention on the Rights of the Child defines violence as:“All forms of physical or mental violence, injury and abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse.” Every day in the Caribbean at least one child becomes the victim of violence, in most cases being abused by someone whom they know and trust. There are no spiritual, ethical or moral justification for the abuse of children.   All must encourage the care, protection and nurturing of children.Exposure to violence during childhood can lead to a wide range of problems including cognitive, emotional, mental and physical issues as the child grows. Experiencing violence as a child affects the child’s ability to lead a happy, healthy, and productive life.It is required by law within the Turks and Caicos Islands for individuals to report suspected child abuse.   Reports should be made to the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force and/or the Department of Social Development and can be made anonymously.The following activities are planned for this Universal Children’s Day:Morning Devotions at schools throughout the Islands.Information sharing on Radio TC on birth registration and child rearing practices.Partnership with churches to incorporate aspects of Universal Children’s Day into their sermons.Information booths at grocery stores on Positive Parenting Practices.So, this Universal Children’s Day celebrate your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or any child in your life.   Be thankful for them, cherish them, and appreciate all the joy they bring into this world.last_img read more

first_imgSLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government’s hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine.The Ukrainian soldiers manning the vehicles offered no armed resistance, and masked pro-Russian militias in combat fatigues sat on top as they drove into the eastern city of Slovyansk, a hotbed of unrest against Ukraine’s interim government.In Brussels, NATO announced it was immediately strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border — which often lies next to Russia — in response to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. The leaders of Russia and Germany, meanwhile, talked about the turmoil in Ukraine but came to very different conclusions, their offices said. Insurgents in Slovyansk have seized the police headquarters and the administration building, demanding broader autonomy for eastern Ukraine and closer ties with Russia. Their actions have been repeated in at least eight other cities in eastern Ukraine — and the central government says Moscow is fomenting the unrest.One of the Ukrainian soldiers said they had defected to the pro-Russian side — which raises the specter of an uprising led by disgruntled Ukrainian forces. But an AP journalist overheard another soldier suggesting they were forced at gunpoint to hand over the vehicles.last_img read more

first_imgA yearlong investigation by Reuters linked multiple cases of elevated blood-lead levels in young children to the presence of lead-based paint in family housing at several large Army installations. The investigation also found that some installations failed to report the test results for military children to state health authorities. Last month, though, the Army said it had “instituted new procedures to ensure that all reporting requirements are properly observed” nationwide. The partnership that manages family housing at Fort Knox, Ky., implemented a lead abatement program after installation leaders learned about high levels in peeling paint from homes in one neighborhood. … DOD’s Inspector General has opened an investigation into the practice of open burning of ammunition and explosives at U.S. military sites, including Radford Army Ammunition Plant in southwest Virginia. The investigation will evaluate DOD’s compliance with “relevant environmental and related laws, inter-agency and municipal agreements, and policy,” according to the inspector general’s office, reported Army Times. The announcement was prompted by a congressional request and follows an in-depth investigation by ProPublica.Army Photo by Jackie Pennoyer Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgAn assistant commissioner of Detective Branch (DB) of police, and two others sustained bullet injuries in Dhaka city’s Postagola area on Saturday night.The injured police officer, Rahul Patwari, his informant Billal Hossain Mridul, and a pedestrian, Selim were taken to Dhaka Medical College HospitalLocal people heard sounds of several gunshots around 8:45pm in front of the Postagola Nagar Health Complex.How and why they were wounded could not be ascertained immediately, Shyampur police station officer-in-charge (OC) Abdur Razzaq told Prothom Alo.However, Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Md Asaduzzamman Mia told newsmen that unidentified criminals fired gunshots at detectives as a DB team led by Rahul, acting of a tip-off, raided the spot in Jurain.last_img read more

first_imgIn this handout photograph released by the Press Information Department (PID) Punjab on 6 May injured Pakistan`s interior minister Ahsan Iqbal (C) is evacuated from a helicopter on their arrival in LahorePakistan’s interior minister was recovering in hospital Monday after being shot in a suspected assassination possibly linked to blasphemy, with the attack seen as a “bad omen” for nationwide elections.Iqbal, 59, was shot in the right arm as he prepared to leave a public meeting in his constituency in Punjab province late Sunday.A man identified by police only as “Abid” and said to be in his early 20s was wrestled to the ground by police and bystanders as he was preparing to fire a second shot. He has been taken in to custody.The local deputy commissioner Ali Anan Qamar told AFP that the shooter said he carried out the attack over a small amendment to the oath that election candidates must swear which was hastily reversed last year after it was linked to blasphemy.The controversy ignited a three-week sit-in last November by a previously little-known Islamist group which paralysed the capital and ended when the government capitulated to the protesters’ demands in a deal brokered by the military.At the time many Pakistanis warned that a dangerous precedent had been set in which fringe groups could bend the state to their will by citing blasphemy, a highly inflammatory charge in the conservative Muslim country.Iqbal was rushed first to a local hospital and then airlifted to Lahore, where video footage released by his ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) showed him being lowered from a helicopter on a stretcher; his eyes open as he responded to questions.Doctors later said he was in stable condition.The attack was swiftly condemned by the international community, including the US ambassador and the French embassy, as Pakistanis voiced fears it represented an attempt to “weaken democracy” ahead of the federal elections, widely expected to be held late this summer.‘Bad omen’Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, tweeted that he “strongly condemned” the attack, calling it “(a) bad omen for upcoming general elections that is supposed to be free, fair and transparent.”The vote will only be Pakistan’s second ever democratic transition, and with the PML-N in disarray since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was ousted by the Supreme Court over graft allegations last summer, there has been growing speculation it could be delayed.The court banned Sharif from politics for life, while foreign minister Khawaja Asif was also ousted by the Islamabad High Court late last month for violating election laws.Sharif and his supporters have repeatedly denied the allegations, suggesting they are victims of a conspiracy driven by Pakistan’s powerful military to reduce the sway of their party.Despite the setbacks, the party has won a string of recent by-elections, proving it will likely remain a force in the vote.Iqbal, touted as a potential prime minister when Sharif was ousted last July, is a US-educated lawmaker from a political family long associated with the PML-N.Considered the brains behind the party’s development agenda, he previously headed up the planning ministry.last_img

first_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | October 07, 2014 Seno Medical Completes Enrollment in U.S. Pivotal Study of Imagio Breast Imaging System News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems October 7, 2014 — Seno Medical Instruments Inc. announced it has completed active enrollment of subjects in its U.S.-based PIONEER Pivotal Study of Imagio. The study was designed to determine if this technology will provide information to the physician to determine if a woman may avoid negative biopsies. This information will serve as the basis for the company’s Premarket Approval Application (PMA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).Seno’s Imagio fuses opto-acoustics, a technology based on “light-in and sound-out,” with diagnostic ultrasound. The opto-acoustic images provide a unique blood map in and around suspicious breast masses. Cancerous tumors grow relatively quickly and require significant amounts of blood and oxygen, so a network of blood vessels grows around cancerous masses. Imagio provides images of these networks and a map of relative oxygen-rich or oxygen-deprived blood. Unlike other functional fusion technologies, Imagio uses no X-rays (ionizing radiation) or injectable contrast agents to obtain its information, thereby reducing the patient’s exposure to any potentially harmful aspects of imaging.”There is a significant unmet medical need for more accurate diagnostic imaging technologies to help physicians confirm and rule out breast cancer before the patient has to undergo an invasive procedure. More information at the imaging stage could help us make more informed decisions regarding whether we should send the patient for a surgical or needle biopsy,” said Reni Butler, M.D., assistant professor of diagnostic radiology at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., and the co-principal investigator for the study.Imagio was designed to identify two functional hallmarks of a potential malignancy: the presence of abnormal blood vessels (angiogenesis) and the relative reduction in oxygen content of hemoglobin. The technology is non-invasive and does not require contrast agents or radioisotopes, which are required for other modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or positron emission tomography (PET), nor does it use ionizing radiation (X-ray).”Earlier data from a feasibility study of Imagio led to encouraging results and we look forward to seeing the outcomes from this pivotal study. If the results are consistent with the earlier, smaller studies, we believe this could be an important new technology to help improve the diagnosis of breast cancer and allow many women with benign lesions to have short-interval Imagio follow-up and avoid a biopsy,” said co-principal investigatorErin Neuschler, M.D., Northwestern Medicine radiologist and assistant professor of radiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.The Imagio study was conducted in 16 leading institutions throughout the United States with more than 2,100 subjects enrolled. The study was designed to measure the sensitivity and specificity of Imagio compared to Imagio grayscale ultrasound imaging in breast lesions using the probability of malignancy (POM). Subjects who enrolled in the study underwent a traditional ultrasound and an Imagio scan. Physicians only used traditional ultrasound findings to determine if the subject should advance to the biopsy phase. The Imagio results were later interpreted by an independent reader panel. Subjects who had a negative diagnostic ultrasound will be re-evaluated 12 months after their initial examination to confirm the negative results as a true negative.”Completing active enrollment is a significant milestone in Seno’s efforts to commercialize Imagio. We developed Imagio with the goal of reducing the number of imaging tests and invasive procedures women currently have to undergo to learn if a suspicious breast mass is cancerous or not. We would like to thank our investigators and their dedicated teams for participating in this important study. We hope Imagio will have a significant impact on the diagnosis of breast cancer in the future,” said Janet Campbell, CEO of Seno Medical Instruments.For more information: www.SenoMedical.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Related Content News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read morelast_img read more

first_imgScenic Luxury Cruises and Tours has launched its 2020/2021 South East Asia brochure, featuring combination tours of the Mekong and Yangtze Rivers, the Mekong and Irrawaddy Rivers and, new for 2020/21, a combined tour of Vietnam and Japan. 20202021BrochuresRiver cruiseScenicSouth East Asia “Our combination tours are becoming more popular with our guests,” states Anthony Laver Scenic Group GM Marketing. “With a passion for discovery, a desire to experience more and a demand for value, combination tours are meeting all of these requirements.”Scenic’s small boutique vessels that cruise the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers have been designed to European standards, and built locally ,and operated with a Scenic crew. They are overseen by western and local Scenic management teams based in Scenic offices in Yangon, Mandalay, Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City. This ensures Scenic’s ability to deliver a consistent level of unmatched 5-star luxury and service.“The quality fittings, décor and finishes on our ships in South East Asia is what really sets us apart,” says Anthony Laver, Scenic Group GM Marketing. “We can proudly deliver guests on our ships a truly unique level of luxury, safety, design and quality inclusions that we bring to this vibrant region.”Scenic has included a range of Earlybird offers available until 31 October 2019. · Flights Included – a saving of up to $2,820 per couple – when booking any Mekong journey of 13 days or longer, or any Myanmar journey of 14 days or longer· Fly business class from $1,495 per person* when booking any RD or RS suite on Scenic Aura or Scenic Spirt for any journey longer than 13 days.· Book any Sapphire Deck suite and receive a free suite upgrade on both Scenic Aura and Scenic Spirit on any tour program – save up to $800 per couple· Early Booking Discount of $200 per personlast_img read more

first_imgThe importance to continue the talks for a solution to the Cyprus problem in the context of the UNSG Antonio Guterres’ framework was raised by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsirpas to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The two men had a two-hour meeting on the sidelines of the summit NATO Summit in Brussels. Tsipras described the meeting as ‘difficult’.The Prime Minister announced that both agreed on the need for close contacts between the foreign ministers of the two countries’ on this issue. Earlier, Tsipras had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastassiades who conveyed a message to Erdogan.Moreover, Prime Minister Tsipras emphasized the efforts of the two countries to reduce tension in the Aegean, after having reminded Erdogan that his recent visit to Athens aimed at improving relations between the two countries.He said he told Erdogan that in 2018, Greece has made a new start and it was up to Turkey to positively contribute to the Greco-Turkish relations.“Turkish violations and provocations in the Aegean continue and are dealt with on the basis of international law by the Greek side,” he said.“I have presented Erdogan with data that highlight the increase in Turkish delinquency in the Aegean,” he said. Tsipras admitted, that this was not an easy meeting.The Prime Minister also announced that he had urged the Turkish president to address the issue of two Greek soldiers detained in Turkish prisons, without charges for four months.Tsipras said that Erdogan referred to the issue of the eight Turkish asylum seekers currently in Greece.“I stressed that the Greek justice system is entirely independent,” said Alexis Tsipras and “I underlined what I have repeatedly stated that for the Greek government, coup instigators from any country, or anyone attempting to overthrow democratic legitimacy, are not welcome in our country.”Tsipras also said that he discussed with Erdogan cooperation in the field of security which is of “particular importance during this period”.“In 2015 -2016, cooperation between the two countries made it possible to drastically reduce refugee flows and deaths in the Aegean”, said Tsipras, adding that this cooperation also helped promote Euro-Turkish relations and the climate to further the talks for a viable solution to the Cyprus problem.You May LikeRankerThe Strangest Small Towns In America Most People Have Never Heard OfRankerUndoSilentSnoreA Simple Fix For Snoring And Sleep ApneaSilentSnoreUndothemaestroart.comSocrates – Maestro Artthemaestroart.comUndo State Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoTwo days of music to dance toUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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