zoomImage Courtesy: Maersk Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk has acquired Vandegrift, a US-based customs house broker, representing the first acquisition of the year in the fast-growing logistics sector.The price and terms of the transaction, which closed on February 8, were not disclosed.The acquisition is expected to enhance Maersk’s commercial solutions pipeline and strengthen the logistics presence in the North America market.As explained, customs house brokerage is a key component in Maersk’s strategy to become an integrated container logistics company, providing end-to-end solutions to customers.“Customers have been asking us to simplify the complexity of their global supply chains and reduce their risk so we analyzed the North America market to see who had the best reputation in the brokerage/trade compliance industry and deliver immediate results to all vertical segments of our account base,” Klaus Rud Sejling, Head of Global Logistics and Services at Maersk, said, adding that the company selected Vandegrift based on its findings.“Transportation costs and trade compliance risk management are a strategic issue for our customers. We believe we have an opportunity to better design a more holistic customs brokerage and trade compliance plan and overarching strategy for customers. This will set them up for long term success, improve their cost and risk structures and use our combined team expertise, digital tools and process improvement thanks to this acquisition,” Sejling added.Based in Clark, New Jersey USA, Vandegrift is a customs brokerage business established in 1951. The company also specializes in Trade Compliance with a team of former US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials as well as individuals with backgrounds in customs brokerage, retail and law.
Bengaluru: Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday asserted that the JDS-Congress government was a ‘strong’ one and ridiculed state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa for repeatedly claiming that the coalition will collapse.In a series of tweets, he also said the people’s mandate was for continuation of the BJP-led government at the Centre and not for ‘toppling’ the state government. “Yeddyurappa has been saying for the past one year the government will fall. He will continue to say the same for the next four years. I am confident the government is strong,” Siddaramaiah said. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCReferring to Prime Minister Narenda Modi bowing to the Constitution after being elected leader of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance on Saturday, he sought to know which article in the Constitution gave the BJP the right to topple a state government. “@BSYBJP (Yeddyurappa) claims to form the govt inspite of not having the number. This is not a new drama but this is continuously misleading the public. Mr. @narendramodi bowed to the Constitution but in which article has the constitution given the right for @BJP4India to destabilise our govt (sic),” the Congress Legislature Party leader asked. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsHe asserted that all Congress MLAs, including dissident leader Ramesh Jarkiholi, were with the party and nobody was leaving. Dismissing Yeddyurappa’s claim that the state government would collapse on June 1, Siddaramaiah dared him to resign from his post if his prediction did not come true. The BJP has predicted the collapse of the ruling coalition and an increase in its tally in the assembly after the LS poll results, claiming that 20 odd Congress MLAs were unhappy with the government and may take any decision anytime. Siddaramiah said the outcome of the Lok Sabha elections, in which the BJP won 25 seats, was for continuation of the NDA government at the Centre and not for toppling the government in the state and make Yeddyurappa chief minister again.
On International Women’s Day, The International Cricket Council (ICC) reaffirmed its commitment to the Spirit of Cricket in bringing about a positive social change through the sport, by appointing Sachin Tendulkar as the UNICEF Cricket For Good ambassador for the Women’s World Cup 2017, to be hosted in the UK in June and July.This collaboration between UNICEF and the ICC under the aegis of Cricket for Good aims to leverage the vast reach and power of cricket and communicate the importance of sport for girls and women. This visionary partnership will support in building a discourse around gender equality and the importance of empowering girls through sports.The five-year global partnership was announced in October 2015 in New York and will be used as the ICC’s platform to advocate for children across the world and especially in countries where cricket is a popular sport.UNICEF and ICC, together will engage the broader cricketing community to empower adolescent girls in particular, during the many ICC events over the next five years, develop and implement various community outreach programs and initiatives in collaboration with coaches, cricketers and cricketing personalities.Sachin’s engagement to promote the Women’s World Cup will use innovative cricket-based messages to engage with girls and their families encouraging them to be part of the sport. During the event, there will be coaching clinics with participating teams.Sports has long been recognized as a human right by the United Nations. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (which governs UNICEF) noted in 1989 that “the education of the child shall be directed to the development of the child’s personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential. None of these differentiate on gender. None of these say boys only or men only. And yet, across all sports, men are much more visible than women.The ICC Women’s World Cup and other sports platforms will become catalysts in providing spaces for girls to engage meaningfully with sports.Sachin Tendulkar, UNICEF Ambassador, says “The ICC Women’s World Cup is not just a regular tournament. It is much more… It is a catalytic platform that helps promote the participation of girls and women in world class sports championships. I am proud to be the UNICEF and Cricket For Good ambassador for the ICC Women’s World Cup, and believe that this tournament will encourage millions of girls across the world to play & aspire to become tomorrow’s stars. Thereby empowering them and giving them hope.Jean Gough, UNICEF South Asia Regional Director, says “At UNICEF we are thrilled that our Ambassador Sachin Tendulkar, is going to support the ICC Women’s World Cup. Harnessing the power and reach of one of the world’s most popular sports to create positive impact in the lives of children is truly commendable. Millions of adolescent girls in South Asia can benefit tremendously by playing a sport. It can not only empower them but inspire them to become the next generation of change makers, world leaders, and sports champions.”Heather Knight, England Women’s Cricket Team Captain, says “It is a huge summer for the women’s game, and we cannot wait to play in the pinnacle event for our sport in front of passionate home crowds. We have a big opportunity throughout the tournament to inspire the next generation of players, and encourage women and girls across the country to pick up a bat and ball and play the game we love. Alongside this it is brilliant news that Sachin Tendulkar will be an official UNICEF and Cricket for Good ambassador for the competition, and I am sure that with his support, we can all make this the biggest and best ICC Women’s World Cup that there has ever been. I can’t wait!”David Richardson, CEO of the International Cricket Council, says “We are delighted that Sachin has taken on an ambassadorial role for the ICC Women’s World Cup. He is passionate about using sport, and particularly cricket, to empower young girls and having him on board will help build an even bigger audience for the women’s game and inspire more young girls to pick up a bat or ball.
Rabat – Spain’s foreign minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo on Wednesday described the EU’s deal with Turkey to stem the influx of refugees as a “botched job”.Margallo blasted Europe’s “inadequate” response to its worst migration crisis since World War II.“This deal we have signed with Turkey, it’s a botched job,” he told the Cope radio station. “For Turkey to help us so that (refugees) do not come by sea en masse is good — before, they were risking their lives and criminal gangs… were benefiting from their misfortune,” he added.“But that does not mean that this is not a botched job, and it leaves the solution in the hands of a third country.” Under the deal, Turkey has agreed to take back refugees landing on Greek islands in exchange for political incentives including billions of euros in aid and visa-free European travel for its citizens.The Turkish agreement is the cornerstone of the EU’s plan to curb a crisis that has seen 1.25 million Syrian, Iraqi, Afghan and other refugees enter since 2015.Margallo criticised EU efforts on refugees as “very inadequate” compared to countries like Lebanon, which has taken in more than a million people fleeing the Syrian war — equivalent to more than a quarter of its own population.With MAP
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“Your impressive achievements have moved the world closer to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” Mr. Ban said, commending the Latin American nation for advances in poverty reduction, universal education, and water supply and sanitation. “This week, Lima became the centre of global efforts toward an ambitious new climate change agreement and setting the world on a safer, more sustainable path,” he said.Mr. Ban is in Peru’s capital Lima for the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC), known also as Conference of the Parties (COP 20), which concludes its 12-day meeting today. COP 20 brought together the 196 Parties to the UNFCCC, the parent treaty of the landmark 1997 Kyoto Protocol, in an attempt to hammer out the new universal treaty, which would enter force by 2020. “I cannot overstate the importance of the foundation that is being laid at the UN Climate Conference in Lima,” Mr. Ban said, emphasizing the need to adopt a post-2015 agenda with a new generation of development goals, and approve a meaningful, universal climate agreement. Also today, Mr. Ban met with President Ollanta Moisés Humala Tasso of Peru at the launch of a National Plan on human rights education. Mr. Ban commended Peru’s landmark law on Consultation with Indigenous Peoples, the first in Latin America. Through this law, Peru has recognized that dialogue is fundamental to social cohesion and sustainable development.“Let us work to ensure that indigenous communities have the chance to fully develop. Let us also learn from the many ways they have lived in harmony with Mother Earth – protecting forests, safeguarding water supply, preserving biodiversity,” he said. By strengthening its legal framework for the protection of indigenous peoples with regard to the exploitation of natural resources, Peru can show the world how respecting the environment and upholding rights is central to sound economic growth.Yesterday Mr. Ban met with several Presidencies of the Conference of Parties (COP) including the Minister of the Environment of Peru and COP 20 President, Minister of Foreign Affairs of France and President Designate of COP 21; the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy of France.At this meeting, the Secretary-General stressed the three outcomes he deems essential from the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima: a draft text of the 2015 Agreement, clarity on the scope of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), and a clearly defined negotiating process that will begin as soon as possible in early 2015.
The Ohio State women’s golf team sits in a tie for 20th place in the 24-team field after two rounds of play at the NCAA Championships in Bryan, Texas. The Buckeyes fired a 303 in round one and a 315 in round two, combining for a 618 through the first two rounds. The scoring system takes each team’s top four individual scores per round and combines them Par for a team in a single round is 288. Leading the Buckeyes is senior captain In Hong Lim, who shot a 76 and 77, respectively, over the first two rounds. Lim’s nine-over par performance was marred by a triple bogey on her first hole of competition in the tournament on Wednesday. Sophomore co-captain Rachel Rohanna, who led the Buckeyes in scoring in the regional that advanced OSU to nationals, struggled on day one, taking nine bogeys and three double bogeys on Wednesday’s opening round to score an uncharacteristically high 86 on the par-72 course She recovered on day two, leading the team with a 77. “You can’t win on the first day, so getting off to a good start would definitely be my first priority,” coach Therese Hession said before the team left for Texas last week. The Buckeyes also struggled early in their regional tournament, but finished in sixth place. Sophomore Susana Benavides and junior Vicky Villanueva led the Buckeyes with scores of 74 on day one, but neither could replicate that performance. Benavides scored an 80 in round two, while Villanueva finished with an 82 on the second day. Sophomore Amy Meier scored an opening day 79, paired with an 82 on day two. UCLA leads the field, firing a 584, just eight strokes over par through the first half of the tournament. Purdue, which won the tournament last year, sits in second place with a score of 587.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAnother 163 officials fail to make declarations to Integrity CommissionMarch 10, 2019In “Crime”Public Officials reminded of August 31 deadline for submission of declarationsJuly 23, 2019In “latest news”More senior cops, top officials must declare assets – Integrity CommissionFebruary 20, 2019In “Business” …body issues warning to GuySuCo officials who left without filing declarationsA number of surprising names have made their way on to the Integrity Commission’s latest list of public officials who have failed to declare their assets, ranging from high-ranking officials in the Finance Ministry to the Director of Guyana’s Prisons himself.According to a notice from the Commission, National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) Chairman Berkley Wickham; Head of Department, Bernard Lord; Head of Bilateral Division, Donna Levi; Head of Regional Planning, Miguel Choo-Kang and Head of the Multilateral Financial Institution, Denise Desouza have all failed to make their declarations as of May 3.The same holds true for acting Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels and acting Director General of the Civil Defence Commission, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig, who were also flagged by the Commission.Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield and three GECOM Commissioners were also cited by the Integrity Commission, along with Head of the Guyana Energy Agency’s Fuel Marking Division, William Holder.At the Guyana Water Inc (GWI), a slew of top brass including Chairman Nigel Hinds and Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles were called out by the Commission while a total of 24 officials from the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) were included in the list of delinquent officials.The Commission also states that 13 former declarants from GuySuCo who left during the declaration period are also required to complete their filings. These include the former Wales Estate Manager Devindra Kumar and former Skeldon Estate Manager Karamchand Bramdeo.In January of this year, the Integrity Commission had published the names of the 159 public officials who failed to submit their declarations as of December 31, 2018, pursuant to Section 19 of the Integrity Commission Act.Over the years, several Members of Parliament and other public officials have been flagged by the Integrity Commission for their failure to declare their assets and liabilities, but none of their names appeared on the latest list.The Integrity Commission Act was assented to on September 24, 1997. The Act provides for the establishment of the Integrity Commission and makes provisions for the purpose of securing the integrity of persons in public life. The Commission has the power to do anything for the proper performance of its function and in discharging its function; it is not subject to the direction or control of any other person or authority.The Commission has the authority to regulate its own procedure and may make rules for that purpose. Public officers and positions listed under Schedule 1 of the Commission’s Act should disclose their financial assets and liabilities on or before June 30 each year.When a public officer ceases to be a person in public life, he/she should disclose his/her assets and liabilities to the Commission within 30 days from the date that that individual ceases to be a person in public life.
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Proposed bills in both the Washington and Oregon legislatures this year could put a new spotlight on the relatively low-profile Columbia River Gorge Commission.Oregon state Rep. John Huffman, R-The Dalles, has introduced a bill that would create a bistate task force to review the Gorge commission, the National Scenic Area Act that created it, and the role the two states play in supporting its mission. The bill would only take effect if Washington lawmakers adopt their own version of the proposal. Planning to introduce a similar bill in Olympia is Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, whose district includes the western edge of the Gorge scenic area.Many Oregon lawmakers are simply unaware of what the Gorge commission does or why it was created, Huffman said. He hopes a two-state task force will help change that.“Every session, I have to go to Salem and educate folks in the governor’s office, my legislative leadership and my other colleagues,” Huffman said. “Every other year, I’m going in and advocating for funding for the commission — adequate funding, which we never seem to get.”But if it’s hard for the Gorge commission to get noticed in Salem, it’s even harder in Olympia. The tiny agency’s funding comes equally from both states, and is determined by whichever state grants a lower amount. Often, that’s Washington. Eroding support has hobbled the Gorge commission’s budget in recent years, and the agency now functions on a staff of just six people.
Once completed, the museum will become a state-of-the-art home to share the legacy of what the museum founders are calling “the world’s most popular art form,” including music, artifacts, video, photography, research space, and a performance stage. The museum will partner with technology companies such as Google and Microsoft to bring visitors an immersive experience.The Universal Hip-Hop Museum project is currently in its fourth year, with rapper Kurtis Blow as its chairman, rapper Ice-T as a member of the founding board of directors and former GRAMMY Awards host LL Cool J as an honorary advisory board member. The Museum’s Executive Director is Rocky Bucano.”The Universal Hip-Hop Museum may be the single most important project for the preservation of hip-hop culture,” Blow said. “This new cultural institution will be a great new tourism destination for NYC and the Bronx. What a great day for hip-hop!”GRAMMY Museum Looks Forward To 10th Anniversary News Museum slated to open in the Bronx in 2022 as part of Bronx Point complex and will be a “home for the world’s most popular art form, hip-hop culture”Renée FabianGRAMMYs Sep 25, 2017 – 3:29 pm The long-awaited home for the Universal Hip-Hop Museum has finally been announced. Starting in 2022 when development is complete, the museum will be nestled in the heart of one of hip-hop’s hallowed grounds, the Bronx, N.Y. It will be built in the giant Bronx Point complex, which will also hold a theater, education and affordable housing. Universal Hip-Hop Museum Coming To NYC universal-hip-hop-museum-open-new-york-city Twitter Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jul 6, 2017 – 1:56 pm What trends dominate hip-hop today? Email Universal Hip-Hop Museum To Open In New York City
Now playing: Watch this: 0 Share your voice 7:40 Post a comment Hacking How to master the art of deception like a hacker Most hackers attack software. _sn0ww hacks the real world. She’s a master of disguise who carries gadgets that can secretly copy your keyfobs, she can program a mobile app to copy and mimic your phone, and she discovered our passwords without writing a single line of code. Stephanie Carruthers, known in cybersecurity circles as _sn0ww, is one of IBM X-Force Red’s best “social engineers” and is as adept at exploiting people as she is at cracking software. Her job is to discover, exploit and document loopholes in physical security systems. She never breaks the law, but she does think like a criminal in order to help companies and law enforcement agencies find physical and digital vulnerabilities. Tags “It’s [the job of the social engineer] to think outside the filter bubble, no matter what that bubble might be. And then to find the exploits you’re not even thinking about,” _sn0ww explained. “If I do my job right, you’ll never know you got hacked.”Watching her work is thrilling and frightening. _sn0ww is so talented that when she visited our studio at CBS News we didn’t realize she was in disguise until she dramatically ripped off her wig and glasses, halfway through our interview. She then pulled a slender mechanical device from her handbag and demonstrated how, from a short distance away, she could easily scan and copy office security keys. _sn0ww uses secret mobile applications to mimic cellphone information, like a telephone number, contact names, and other seemingly legitimate caller information. She uses this tool to establish trust and fool targets into revealing information. “A good social engineer can easily pose as your bank or your university or any organization that has a legitimate reason to ask you personal questions,” she said. “I ask a series of questions, and if the call is coming from a trusted contact most people don’t think twice about sharing details.”She was able to discover our passwords by researching our work and school history on LinkedIn. Then, posing as a curious relative, she was able to find enough information to discover personal details about that seemed to be hidden from the open web but weren’t. These details helped her verify personal information scraped from a data breach that contained our passwords. Security Gadgets Computers
The number of cases filed and charge sheets and arrests made by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) decreased last year.The number of punishments handed also decreased in the year, according to the annual report of the anti-graft body submitted to President Abdul Hamid on Monday.Regarding the decrease in the number of cases and charge sheets, ACC said they spent more time over the issues that could be proved by documents. In 2018, ACC filed a total of 216 cases while the numbers were 273 and 359 in 2017 and 2016 respectively.The number of charge sheets framed was 236 last year, while it was 382 and 535 in 2017 and 2016 respectively.The commission would not compromise with the ‘standard’ of any case, so the investigation procedure has been strengthened, ACC chairman Iqbal Mahmood said. Documents and evidences are being scrutinised intensively, he said.The ACC drives and arrests over the last three years was a much-talked about issue, but the number of arrests declined last year. The anti-corruption watchdog arrested 388 people in 2016, 182 in 2017 and only 57 in 2018.The arrest spree waned after the civil service act was passed in last October. Debates emerged over whether the civil servants could be arrested or not after the act was passed. Amid the debates, ACC arrested a revenue officer at Chattogram Customs House on 10 January. Later, a district commandant of Ansar-VDP was arrested while attempting to bribe an ACC officer on 24 January.The number of written complaints dropped last year, too. ACC overlooked a large section of the allegations as they extra-schedule. Several other allegations were sent to the offices concerned who were asked to inform the commission after taking necessary steps.The ACC thinks the number of written complaints has decreased due to the launch of the hotline. ACC said more than 1.7 million allegations were made through the hotline in 2018.The enforcement team conducted 144 drives after being tipped off on the hotline. Luxurious cars owned by CBA leaders of government institutions were seized in such drives.ACC report shows punishments were handed in 63 per cent cases last year while it was 68 per cent in 2017.ACC was not seen that active in the last two years, said Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) executive director Iftekharuzzaman.They were more active in taking preventive measures rather than controlling, he said.They were more active in cases and probes dealing with people committing minor offences, but avoided catching the big fishes, Iftekharuzzaman said adding that the ACC were not so active regarding the banking sector.The ACC has made around 120 recommendations in the report.It stressed improvement of regular working methods at the ministries and offices as well as inventing new methods and speeding up works.The report observed that most of the corruption take place due to procedural faults in government services. Also, inefficiency of the employees cause delay in delivering services.It identified sources of corruption at government offices and service organisations and recommended strong measures.The service rendering process is much complicated at many government offices, said Ali Imam Majumder, former cabinet secretary. If ACC had made appropriate recommendations, these could be amended and simplified accordingly, he observed.*This report, appeared in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Nusrat Nowrin
Alexa Lets You Donate School Supplies to Students in NeedAmazon Alexa Provides NHS Medical Advice in the UK Stay on target Amazon’s Alexa is already useful when it comes to accomplishing tasks you need completed, but up until now she hasn’t been able to do that one big thing you’ve probably wished she could: ordering food. With the latest updates for Amazon’s digital assistant, you’ll be able to order food via Amazon Restaurants, which is currently available in 20 cities across the United States.Unfortunately, you’re only actually able to order through Amazon Restaurants at the moment, and you’ll only be able to reorder dishes you’ve actually purchased before since it’s obviously a nightmarish experience to try and put in a new order via voice assistant. If you’ve ever tried to rely on one of these assistants to take down a message or something like that, you’re probably already acutely aware of that.You must be an Amazon Prime member to use the service, and you can order via Alexa by saying something like “Alexa, order sushi from Amazon Restaurants.” The service will look back in your order history that corresponds to your request and lists the options that are available at the moment to reorder. Then delivery is set up for the customer’s default address. You’ll have food heading your way on the double. But when you think about it, it might actually be a little slower to order from Amazon if the food you ordered before isn’t sounding too delicious.This is a somewhat rudimentary first introduction for the new Alexa feature, but it will likely prove to be an interesting new part of the Alexa skill set going forward that will probably be augmented in the future with additional orders and other places you can order from. For now, if you live somewhere that’s participating with Amazon Restaurants, you should be good to go.
Scroll down to Desktop Notification options. Select the New mail notifications on option. Click X to close the window. Click Settings in the drop-down menu. Set Google Chrome to On. Do the same for other browsers, if you open Gmail in other browsers. Select Notifications and actions. Settings in GmailClick the gear icon in the upper right corner of a Gmail window. Scroll down to the end of the page and click Save Changes. Desktop alerts straddle the area between useful and annoying. It’s useful at times you’re waiting for an important email, or in situations where your inbox isn’t constantly being bombarded with new messages. For those who get a lot of email, it’s undoubtedly a detriment to productivity. That said, there’s still a time and a place for notifications, so long as you can tune them out, or effectively manage them.Here’s how to get Gmail notifications in your browser.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/desktop-alerts-gmail-browser?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Settings in WindowsOpen the Start menu by clicking the Windows icon at the bottom left of the Desktop. Choose Settings from the list of available options. Click Systems from the top left of the screen. Credit: MicrosoftHow to Change the Screen Resolution of a ChromebookHow to Install Apps in Windows 10How to Snap Windows in Chrome OS by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoForbes.com12 House Renovation Mistakes, In PicturesForbes.comUndoAdvertisement
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No related posts. Not a whole lot has changed on the fishing scene. On the Pacific side, the slowest action this week was down south. The billfish have been in hiding, and only some really nice roosters in the 40-pound range and some 20-30-pound cubera snapper have been saving the day for boats going out.Further up the coast, Marlon up at Primo Tackle in Herradura reports that sails have been hit and miss but boats are averaging 2-4 sails per trip. Most boats have been splitting the day between sails and bottom fishing for grouper, which has been good but not red hot.As usual for this time of year, Guanacaste is the place to be. Lots of sails and some marlin are being reported as well as some “bull-sized” dorado. Further north, outside Santa Rosa, lots of wahoo are being caught as well as dinner-sized snapper.Tarpon fishing had been red hot until the ocean came up yesterday. Most of the fish are 50-60 pound teenagers, but they are everywhere. Anglers putting in the effort are taking 3-4 snook a day at the police post at Agua Dulce near Barra del Colorado. When the ocean calms down, the fishing should be great again. Facebook Comments
The new Grand Reserve Pool Villas open in May 2018Koh Samui’s original luxury resort introduces new name, logoSince its USD20 million renovation in 2016 Santiburi Koh Samui has been continually upgrading its facilities and services, maintaining its position as one of Thailand’s leading luxury resorts and earning its status as Koh Samui’s only member of The Leading Hotels of the World.Having been known for more than 25 years as Santiburi Beach Resort and Spa, the luxurious escape on the island’s north shore announced a name change at the beginning of this year and is now officially known as Santiburi Koh Samui. A new logo was created to mark the name change, and the resort continues to upgrade and improve its accommodation choices and hotel facilities, as well as its menu offerings, guest services and activities.“In a fast developing global tourist destination like Koh Samui it’s essential for resorts to stay ahead of the curve in terms of their concept, design and guest experiences,” says Sabine Gabriele Lamberts, General Manager.“In May we launch 19 new Grand Deluxe Pool Villas. These stylish, contemporary villas will be supported by a variety of other new facilities and services which together will mark a new phase in the evolution of this legendary and well respected resort,” she adds.Surrounded by their own walled tropical gardens, the new Grand Reserve Pool Villas offer an impressive 250 square metres of exclusive luxury with stylish interiors, custom lighting, designer furnishings and private pools. The bedroom opens into a generous en-suite bathroom with standalone tub and powerful rain shower. Other features include a coffee machine, large flat screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.Other appealing new choices at Santiburi Koh Samui include enticing international dishes created by recently appointed Swiss-born Executive Chef Adrian Hauenstein, regular themed gourmet buffet spreads, creative cocktail lists and live entertainment.The stunning gardens at Santiburi Koh SamuiSantiburi Koh Samui offers guests a vast choice of engaging activities to enjoy during their stay, both within and around the resort, including morning monk blessings, yoga sessions, Thai cooking classes, complimentary use of bicycles and watersports equipment, as well as free access to a stand-alone Sport and Fitness Centre complimented by an appealing choice of relaxing, beneficial treatments at the Santiburi Spa.Guests also enjoy special deals and transfers to and from the nearby Santiburi Country Club, a spectacular 18-hole championship golf course that hosts the PGA Asian Tour.Santiburi Koh Samui is an ideal choice for extended holidays and offers a number of additional benefits to guests who stay for 10 consecutive nights or longer, such as special rates for spa treatments, reduced green fees at Santiburi Samui Country Club, and a complimentary Royal Thai meal at Santiburi’s exquisite Sala Thai restaurant.To say hello to the new season, Santiburi Koh Samui is offering an appealing “SUMMER PACKAGE”. Book now and stay in luxurious island accommodation with daily breakfast for two and enjoy one gourmet set dinner at The Beach House, round trip airport transfers, Kids eat and stay for free (Terms & Conditions apply).For more information please click here Source = Santiburi Koh Samui
Toronto, Canada – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineFairmont Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce the opening of Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv, the luxury brand’s first hotel in Eastern Europe. Located in the heart of the Ukraine capital’s historic Podil district, Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv joins a growing portfolio of Fairmont hotels in Europe, including the soon-to-open Fairmont Baku, Azerbaijan.The classically designed Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv features 258 elegant guestrooms, including 54 suites as well as Royal and Presidential suites, offering spectacular views of Podil Square and the Dnipro River. In addition, the hotel features Fairmont Gold, the brand’s exclusive hotel within a hotel, which offers the highest levels of service and additional privileges and amenities such as a private reception desk and a comfortable guest lounge. The hotel also offers a fully equipped business center with 24-hour access as well as secretarial services.The property will welcome guests at a particularly exciting time, as the city prepares to host numerous high profile international events and continues to establish a reputation as one of Eastern Europe’s prime tourist destinations. Kyiv will be center stage during the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, which runs from June 8 to July 1, drawing football enthusiasts from across the continent. The final match will take place in the city’s Olympic Stadium, guaranteeing all eyes will be on Kyiv. Also attracting attention this spring will be the inaugural Kyiv Biennale, ARSENALE 2012, an international gathering highlighting contemporary art. Under the direction of seasoned curator David Elliott, over 80 artists from 40 countries will showcase their works at the exhibition, running from May 24 to July 30.Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv promises to be a top spot for dining and nightlife, drawing the city’s trendsetters to the Grand Cru Champagne Bar, where guests can sample an impressive selection of champagnes by the glass or bottle, while taking in the elegant lobby and views of the Dnipro River, and the Vintage Cocktail Bar, which offers classic cocktails, cigars and world-class shisha. Dining options also include The Strand Grill, a contemporary all-day restaurant featuring dry-aged beef and fresh seafood, and the spacious, art nouveau-influenced Atrium Lounge and Pâtisserie, which operates 24 hours a day and offers an international selection of beverages and afternoon tea. For special events, the hotel offers 1,210 m” (13,000 square feet) of meeting and function space, including a 480-m” (5,160-square-foot) ballroom and eight private meeting rooms.Recreational facilities include a 641 m” (6,900 square foot) spa, offering six treatment rooms, including a relaxation room, separate women’s and men’s areas featuring sauna, steam and swiss, and a full beauty salon. The hotel also offers a fully equipped fitness center, group exercise classes, and access to an indoor/outdoor tennis club and the nearby Royal Kyiv Golf Club.The hotel is close to many of the city’s numerous landmarks, with easy access to the international airport and central business district. Kyiv is renowned for its arts and culture, including architectural landmarks such as the city’s Golden Gate, Kyiv Pecherska Lavra (an ensemble of churches and cave monastery first built in 1051), and St. Sophia Cathedral, all easily accessible from Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv.Guests of Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv can enjoy the Opening Offer package which includes two nights’ accommodation, with the second night complimentary. Package rates start from 319 EURO, including taxes, based on double occupancy. The Opening Offer package is available through August 31, 2012 (excluding June 1-July 2), based on availability.www.fairmont.com/kyiv