OTTAWA — The Department of National Defence says Vice-Admiral Mark Norman is retiring from the Canadian Forces.The former second-in-command of the Canadian military had been charged with breach of trust in connection with a leak of information to a navy shipbuilding contractor, but the charges were dropped earlier this year.He had said he wanted to return to duty, a plan that was welcomed by defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance, but a statement released Wednesday says Norman has chosen to retire instead.More ComingThe Canadian Press
WASHINGTON — A new nonpartisan analysis says President Donald Trump’s budget plan would produce significantly larger budget deficits than promised when it was released in March, mostly because its estimates of economic growth are too rosy.The Congressional Budget Office estimate says Trump’s budget, if enacted in its entirety, would produce deficits that would be $2.7 trillion greater over the coming decade than promised by the White House budget office.CBO predicts deficits under Trump’s plan, which was criticized by both Democrats and Republicans, would total almost $10 trillion over 2020 through 2029. The administration promised deficits totalling $7.3 trillion.The difference comes because Trump’s budget predicts economic growth averaging 2.9% over the coming decade while CBO estimates growth averaging 1.8% over that timeframe.Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press
According to the police media unit the Pakistani man was checked by doctors last evening and 20 capsules were recovered from his stomoche with heroin. He had arrived in Sri Lanka on board a Sri Lankan airlines flight from Pakistan, the police media unit said. The doctors suspect that more capsules with heroin still remain in his stomoche. The suspect continues to remain in hospital. Over 20 capsules with heroin were recovered from the stomoche of a Pakistani national at the Negombo hospital, the police media unit said.The Pakistani national was arrested on suspicion at the Bandaranaike International Airport on Saturday after it was believed he was sumuggling heroin into the country.
MILWAUKEE — A federal judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop using packaging that implies MillerCoors’ light beers contain corn syrup.U.S. District Judge William Conley granted a preliminary injunction sought by MillerCoors.Bud Light’s packaging says “No Corn Syrup” in bold letters.Conley says Anheuser-Busch can use the packaging it had on hand June 6 until it runs out, or until March 2020, whichever comes first.The ruling extends a previous injunction Conley issued in May. Conley said then that Anheuser-Busch should stop mentioning “corn syrup” in ads without further context.MillerCoors sued its rival in March, saying Anheuser-Busch has spent as much as $30 million on a “false and misleading” campaign.MillerCoors uses corn syrup in the brewing process for Miller Lite and Coors Lite. Bud Light uses rice.The Associated Press
LE BOURGET, France – Boeing Co. won major orders from five customers for a stretched-out version of its popular 787 Dreamliner jet at the Paris Air Show Tuesday, further evidence of a strengthening market for more expensive long-haul jets.Boeing announced the formal launch of its 787-10 program at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday and says it already has commitments for 102 jets from five customers: Air Lease Corp., Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, International Airlines Group and GE Capital Aviation Services. The new 787-10 lists at $290 million, making the deal worth nearly $30 billion at full price, although customers often negotiate deep discounts.United remains the only U.S.-based airline to fly the 787, which is steadily winning customers after being beset with problems concerning lithium-ion battery on two Japanese carriers. The plane, like its newest rival the Airbus A350, uses lightweight materials and new engine technology to cut down on fuel consumption at a time of rapidly increasing jet fuel prices. Boeing has said passengers will notice bigger windows and an adjustment in cabin pressure which means they will not suffer from jet lag as badly as on other aircraft.The original 787 can seat between 210 and 250 passengers. Boeing has started building a longer version, the 787-9, that would hold between 250 and 290 passengers, while the 787-10 would seat between 300 and 330.The air show is a platform for the race for sales between Boeing and its European rival Airbus, which is hoping that the event spark interest in its A350, its long-haul wide-body rival to the 787. The first A350s are expected to be delivered in mid-2014, after the aircraft receives regulatory approval. Boeing gets pledges for 102 stretch 787 jets at Paris Air Show AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Jun 18, 2013 5:42 am MDT
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ROME, Maine – The former Maine summer home of beauty magnate Elizabeth Arden has been purchased by a non-profit dedicated to disabled veterans.The Travis Mills Foundation announced the purchase Tuesday.The foundation says it intends to make extensive renovations to the property and convert it into the nation’s first fully accessible, “smart home” dedicated to serving the recreational and reintegration needs of combat-wounded veterans.The estate was placed on the market last summer for $765,000, but the foundation did not announce the purchase price.Arden built the main house in the town of Rome as her summer estate in the 1920s and later established the Maine Chance Spa at the site. Mamie Eisenhower, Judy Garland, and Ava Gardner were among the guests.The property once covered 1,200 acres but was subdivided after Arden’s 1966 death. by The Associated Press Posted Mar 3, 2015 6:18 am MDT Beauty magnate Elizabeth Arden’s Maine summer home sold to non-profit to help disabled veterans
← Previous Story Petkovic to replace Richardsson in Fuchse Berlin Next Story → Dagur Sigurdsson is WORLD HANDBALL COACH 2016 The ex-EHF Champions League winners, SC Magdeburg, will get a new signing from Vive Tauron Kielce. Reigning EHF CL winners decided to give a free hands to Piotr Chrapkowski, player who became a part of the Polish national team in the last few years.Chrapkowski, which position is left back, will join German team based on contract which will start in summer 2017 and finish in 2020.A few years ago, Croatian line-player Zeljko Musa left Kielce in same direction.
TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has said the local election results have been ‘difficult’ for Fine Gael, describing it as ‘not a good day for people in Government’.Speaking on Newstalk FM late last night, the Taoiseach defended the Government’s record in office and said that the backlash by voters had been predictable.“I respect the vote… I know what’s in the vote,” he said. “It’s frustration and it’s anger, and it’s saying, ‘Show me where the return on my challenge and the sacrifice I have made is’”.As of this morning, Fine Gael has just over 70 seats, behind Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin, and Independents.“Clearly we [Fine Gael] have lost a substantial number of councillors ourselves who would have served their communities well over the years,” he said.Enda Kenny would not speculate on the future of Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore after the junior coalition partners saw their vote drop dramatically in the local elections.“You don’t ask me questions about other parties,” he told interviewer John Keogh. He said the Tánaiste would be sitting beside him at Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting and said the two had a very strong working relationship.Read: Who is your new local councillor? Here’s a list of everyone elected so far > Read: Fine Gael loses two seats in Castlebar as elected independent says people there ‘go to bed hungry’ >
POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland say that they are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing German tourist who was last seen in the Gortin area of Omagh on Thursday. The woman had arrived at the community centre in Gortin and said that was going to the An Creggan Centre with the intention of going to Dunamore area to camp overnight. She was due to return to the community centre in Gortin on Friday, however she failed to return.She is described as being between 65 and 70 years old with shoulder length white hair with a fringe and of slim build. She was carrying a backpack and a plastic bag .The missing woman may have been in the Dunnamore and Draperstown areas on the morning of Friday, 1 August.Police would ask anyone who may know of her whereabouts to contact them at Omagh on the non emergency number 101.
Source: Richard WoffendenTHERE IS NO objective scientific evidence to suggest that a man can have sex with a woman while asleep, a rape trial has been told.The 29-year-old accused has conceded he could have had sex with his friend when they shared a bed but it is the defence’s case that this was a result of “sexsomnia”, a sleep-walking condition that causes sufferers to carry out sexual acts while asleep.The defence presented expert evidence that it was “likely” the man was in a state of sleep when he climbed on top of the woman, pulled up her skirt and put his penis in her vagina. The defence also called witnesses who said the accused has a history of groping or grinding up against people in his sleep.The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to one count of raping the woman at an apartment in Dublin in the early hours of 28 September 2008.Today a rebuttal expert witness for the prosecution said he was not aware of any objective scientific observation of a man initiating sex during sleep.RebuttalDr Harry Kennedy, a forensic psychologist and the clinical director of the Central Mental Hospital disagreed with the defence evidence in several areas.He told prosecuting counsel Patrick McGrath BL that much of the scientific evidence presented by the defence to support sexsomnia relied on the honesty of patients and not objective observations.He said a 2006 study of 31 cases failed to show a single observed instance of a male initiating sex with a woman while asleep.The accused has undergone several sleep tests in preparation for the trial but none to observe sexual arousal, Dr Kennedy noted. He said such tests were uncommon but possible given the right equipment.He also questioned whether it was possible for a male to get an erection during non-REM sleep, the stage of sleep in which sleepwalking occurs.“This is not the normal physiology,” the doctor said. He added that it might be possible for someone to have an erection while transitioning into non-REM sleep but that he would need to see a demonstration of this.“Intact mental ability”Dr Kennedy said actions during sleep were generally “very, very simple” and directionless. Speech was incoherent and meaningless, he said.He said the accused’s alleged actions, including pulling up the woman’s skirt and pulling aside her underwear, demonstrated “intact mental ability and therefore consciousness”.The woman alleges the accused talked to her during and after the alleged rape, including telling her he would go with her to get “the morning after pill”. Dr Kennedy said the conversation was evidence “of being fully awake”.He said he believed the more likely explanation for the accused’s failure to realise the woman was not consenting was the amount of alcohol he had consumed that night.The man drank 330ml of whiskey, four whiskey-and-cokes, and possibly some beer – “a substantial amount for anyone” the doctor said.“Closed community”Asked about his views of the sleep science medical profession, Dr Kennedy said it was “a closed community”.Referring to the concept of sexsomnia he said “discussions that go on within highly specialised scientific communities are often discussions that are not ready for adoption across generalised medicine”.Under cross-examination by defence counsel Hugh Hartnett SC, Dr Kennedy accepted sleep science was not his area of practice and that he hadn’t worked in a sleep clinic since 1985. He said he followed developments in the area with interest.He said he was appearing for the prosecution as a expert witness and was being paid to do so, “as are all experts”.Dr Kennedy said that although he did not specialise in sleep disorders, he was an expert in the broader area of automatism.Evidence has finished in the case. The jury of eight men and four women will now hear closing speeches before being addressed by Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy.Comments are closed as the case is before the courtsRead: ‘Words cannot express the family’s anger’: Drunk driver who killed boy (4) has sentence cutRead: Garda, whose patrol car was rammed by lorry in 2000, awarded €75,000 damages in High Court By Cianan Brennan Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article ‘Sexsomnia’ trial hears “no objective scientific evidence” that a man can have sex while asleep The 29-year-old accused claims that he was asleep when he allegedly raped his friend in September 2008. No Comments Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3044239 Share15 Tweet Email1 Oct 24th 2016, 6:44 PM 20,992 Views Monday 24 Oct 2016, 6:44 PM
Nao le robot français fait ses débuts au JaponL’université de Tokyo a annoncé la commande de robots français Nao. Elle souhaite les adapter et les utiliser pour aider les personnes âgées isolées.Nao est un robot qui mesure environ 60 cm de haut. Il peut parler, danser et détecter des départs de feu ainsi qu’envoyer des SMS et surfer sur le Web. Cette intelligence artificielle, création d’une société de robotique française nommée Alderaban Robotics, n’est pas destinée aux enfants. Tôdai, l’une des universités les plus prestigieuses de Tokyo et du Japon, l’a bien compris et a annoncé le 13 octobre dernier la commande de 30 exemplaires du robot.Avec Nao, les scientifiques japonais envisagent la possibilité d’aider les personnes âgées isolées. D’après les fabricants, le robot serait en effet capable d’identifier une chute et capable d’envoyer des messages d’alertes si danger il y a. Le PDG de la société Alderaban, Bruno Maisonnier, a expliqué à la presse que le vieillissement de la population impliquait de trouver des solutions efficaces pour accompagner les retraités.Nao pourrait être l’une d’entre elles.Découvrir Nao en vidéo : https://www.maxisciences.com/robot/nao-ce-robot-francais-va-etre-etudie-au-japon_art9757.htmlLe 17 octobre 2010 à 12:33 • Emmanuel Perrin
Management consultancy Pera Consulting has seen an increase in employee engagement with benefits following the launch of a combined flexible benefits and pension platform. The platform, which is provided by Hargreaves Lansdown and was launched in April 2015, involved the introduction of new benefits for its 120 staff.These include dental insurance, pensions salary sacrifice, holiday buying and selling, and a discount restaurant card. Almost a quarter (22%) of staff have chosen to use the restaurant card, with 10% using the dental insurance option, and 19% of employees choosing a more flexible working pattern through the holiday buy and sell benefit. The organisation enhanced its benefits package to provide more flexibility for its employees, many of who work remotely.The overhaul of Pera Consulting’s workplace pension scheme also aims to provide greater support for staff approaching retirement. Since the platform’s launch, there has been a 43% increase in staff opting for the pension scheme.To support Pera Consulting employees’ pensions understanding, financial education was also offered to staff during the platform’s launch, provided by Hargreaves Lansdown. This included four employee presentations and 54 one-to-one meetings with staff. Following this, 40% of staff increased their workplace pension contributions, 79% registered to manage their pension online, and 42% chose their own investments for their pension. Eleanor Elliot, human resources manager at Pera Consulting, said: “We are delighted by the successful launch of both flexible benefits and the new pension scheme for our staff. “The results show that staff are taking control of their future and personalising their benefit package. This is exactly what we hoped for.”
WILMINGTON, MA — During this week’s 90-minute debate between the five Democratic candidates vying for their party’s nomination in the 19th Middlesex State Rep race, the issue of taxes was barely discussed. And when taxes were addressed, it wasn’t in regards to any sort of tax cut, but – instead – a hypothetical tax increase on the wealthy.All five candidates came out in favor of a millionaire’s tax in response to a question submitted by the Lowell Sun and delivered by moderator Katie Lanan, of State House News.“I would support it,” said David Robertson (D-Tewksbury). “The millionaire’s tax doesn’t mean someone who has a millionaire dollars in assets, it means a million dollars in income, per year, so don’t leave them fool you. The real folks who make the jobs and grow our economy are upper middle class folks and folks who don’t come anywhere near this. [Large company owners] have employees who use public infrastructure — it’s just fair to have [the owners] pay their fair share. If anyone tells you that’s going to stifle business or development… this won’t make a difference.”“I do support this,” responded Judy O’Connell (D-Wilmington). “I do believe we need to have a distribution of responsibility financially. As a Democratic candidate, and looking at the constituent base I’d be entrusted to serve, I feel like this would best help the constituents of the district. Yes, there are people within [the district’s] population that may be subject to this, and I’m certainly cognizant and respectful of that, however, there are other tax relief options that they can avail themselves to that aren’t being mentioned as part of this question. I believe in the proper dispersement of taxes amongst our fellow citizens, I believe [those subject to the millionaire’s tax] have the shoulders to handle it, and I believe it makes sense from an overall economic standpoint.”“I would support this,” agreed Mike McCoy (D-Wilmington). “If you stop and think about the companies that these multi-millionaires own, what about the employees that put them on the map and are on the floor?… You’re only as good as your employees. You have a ton of employees working hard and you see these multi-millionaire owners profiting by that — and that’s their right — but you need to give back.”“I would absolutely support it also,” added Mark Kratman (D-Tewksbury). “This is something that is overdue. Millionaires are getting tax breaks that the regular residents just aren’t getting. We have some people living in our community that are living below poverty… We have hundreds of families that have to go to our food pantry because they can’t afford to feed their family. We have seniors that have decide if they’re going to purchase their groceries of their medicine… The millionaires have been taking care of by the federal government for many, many decades. Now it’s time to take care of the middle class and lower class.”“I would also agree with it, for sure,” announced Erika Johnson (D-Wilmington), “When it was originally proposed, it was going to fund public transportation and public education — two areas that absolutely need more funding. I would not only support this, but I would champion this if elected. It’s really important to fund things that everyday people use every single day.”Following the debate, Republican candidate Pina Prinzivalli (R-Tewksbury) submitted the following statement to the Lowell Sun, contrasting her position with those in the Democratic field:“The Democrats showed that I’m the only candidate who is running to put the taxpayer first. At a time when we have record spending and $1.2 billion in excess revenue, all five Democrats support raising taxes. I am the only candidate who has worked to cut taxes.”Prinzivalli previously detailed her efforts to cut taxes in a Q&A with Wilmington Apple:“When it comes to taxes, I’m the only candidate who is running to put the taxpayers first. I’m the only candidate who has worked to lower our tax burden by collecting signatures for a ballot question to reduce the sales tax and establish a permanent tax free weekend. I’m also the only candidate who has signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to oppose and vote against all efforts to raise taxes,” said Prinzivalli. “That’s because Massachusetts doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. Our spending is at a record high. The current revenue is $1.2 billion higher than what was originally projected. So please don’t be fooled by the same ol’ Beacon Hill song and dance that we, that taxpayers, need to give more of our hard earned money to the government in order to provide the necessary services. The money is already there. It’s simply a matter of priorities.”Watch the debate, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below. 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Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logoREUTERS/Dado RuvicAmerican online social media giant Facebook Inc. on Monday appointed Ajit Mohan as its managing director and vice-president of India operations. Mohan, who is currently serving as the chief executive officer of Star India owned online video streaming platform Hotstar, will assume his new role in Facebook starting from next year.Ajit Mohan is currently the CEO of Hotstar”I am delighted to take on the mantle of shaping Facebook’s charter in India…I look forward to championing India in Facebook and working with stakeholders across the spectrum to help build deep and meaningful communities across the country” Mohan said in a statement.In his new role as MD and vice-president of Facebook India, Mohan will spearhead a senior leadership team. The team is responsible for strengthening Facebook’s relationships with people, businesses, and government.Mohan joins Facebook with over two decades of experience. An alumnus of McKinsey and company’s New York office, Mohan has also worked with management consulting firm Arthur D Little prior to Star India. He holds masters in economics and international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an India board member of the Mobile Marketing Association and the Chairman of IAMAI’s Entertainment Sub Committee.Mohan’s entry to Facebook India comes a year after Umang Bedi resigned as the managing director. Even though Mohan will be spearheading Facebook operations in India, he will not be in charge of sister concerns — photo sharing app Instagram and messaging platform WhatsApp. Both the subsidiaries have not been headed in India while WhatsApp recently appointed Komal Lahiri as its grievance officer. Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc. with Indian prime minister Narendra ModiFacebook IndiaThe new appointment at Facebook India comes at a time when multiple controversies around the misuse of personal data and fake news are at the prime. With the general elections around the corner, Central government has beefed up surveillance over social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp for the spread of fake news.
00:00 /08:29 Astros’ reliever Framber Valdez got his first career start on Sunday as the Astros finished a four-game sweep of the Angels over the weekend. That gave Houston a 1.5-game lead in the AL West over the Oakland Athletics, who are in town Monday through Wednesday. And the Astros are hopeful George Springer could return to Astros lineup Monday, after missing five straight games.Meanwhile, JJ Watt returned to action for the Texans in their preseason loss the Rams Saturday. And the Dynamo prepare to face the NY Red Bulls on Wednesday after a 1-1 draw against Dallas last week.We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine. Listen Marcio Jose Sanchez/APFramber Valdez made his first career start on Sunday in the Astros’ 3-1 defeat of the Angels. Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X
June 17, 2019 5 min read Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Today, more and more companies are realizing that capturing the attention of their audience on social media is the best way to promote their products, drive traffic to their websites and increase conversions. In fact, according to GlobalWebIndex, the average internet user now spends about 15 minutes longer each day on social platforms than he or she does watching TV.Related: 17 Amazing — and Surprising — Uses of Facial Recognition TechnologyOverall, the power of social media is increasing day after day and with that comes more powerful and effective social media ads.Because of this, Facebook has recently acquired a new patent for image recognition technology that will change the way advertisers obtain photos on social media. This new technology will have the ability to scan thousands of images on social media at once and sort through them for signs of your product, competitor products, logos and so on.While this technology may strike most users as a bit creepy — it’s basically stalking their photos on social media and sharing those photos and profile information with advertisers — it can provide many benefits for your business. So, when it arrives, how will you be able to use this futuristic technology to better advertise to your target audience online?Here’s how image recognition will improve your social media ads.Identify users’ favorite products.As mentioned, Facebook’s image recognition technology is able to scan photos on social media and identify certain products and logos within the images. So, this technology has the ability to help you find out the exact favorite products chosen by your target audience. For instance, you could use the technology to discover if your target audience is using a competitor’s product.Discovering this information could help you tailor your social media ads to those users and encourage them to switch.On the other hand, you could discover users online who are already using your product and posting photos of it online and use that information to upsell or cross-sell related products to them.The technology could even encourage repeat purchases: For example, if a user posted an image on social media with his recent Starbucks order, a Starbucks ad could be displayed on social media soon after to convince this coffee drinker to return again.Determine buying behavior.Image recognition can also help you find more of your target audience by determining buying behavior. Picture this: Image recognition software scans images on social media and finds a user who posted a photo of herself wearing a Cartier bracelet and holding a Louis Vuitton handbag.Related: Can Artificial Intelligence Identify Pictures Better than Humans?This information will tell you that this social media user is interested in purchasing luxury items and may have a higher income than average. Instead of wasting time promoting your luxury brand to users who aren’t interested, your use of image recognition software gives you a good idea who is most likely to become your customer.For instance, the following Rolex Facebook ad wouldn’t get clicked on by everyone. But if you’re in the luxury products segment, using image recognition software lets you display the ad specifically to luxury shoppers.Image source: Mondovo.comDon’t forget that image recognition software can scan images for other types of logos as well. So, if someone on social media posts a photo of herself in her kitchen, image recognition can scan and identify the labels of products in the background. If the products seen are generic-brand, you can guess that that user values affordability.Find new product uses.You can also use image recognition software to discover new ways your customers are using your products that you’ve never thought of before. Not only can image recognition scan social media images for products, but it has the ability to identify other objects in images as well.As an example, imagine you’ve created a backpack that’s designed with campers and hikers specifically in mind. But, when image recognition software scans images on Facebook for your product, the tool discovers something in common with many of the images: Your backpack made for hikers is being used by many high school and college students for everyday use. Finding these new fans and this new use for your product will allow you to better market your product to those previously undiscovered audiences.Related: How to Do a Reverse Image Search From Your PhoneOver to youAs you can see, image recognition will soon have the ability to supercharge your social media ads. Instead of targeting ads towards general demographics such as age, gender, location and interests, you’ll be able to take a peek into the lives of social media users to find out exactly where your target audience is and what they want. Creepy? Sort of. Effective? Absolutely. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
Share Contiki announces new and updated Latin America 2020 program Tags: Contiki, Latin America, New Tours Posted by TORONTO — Contiki’s Latin America 2020 program will feature five brand new trips to Patagonia and Colombia as well as 13 improved trips across Latin America.These new additions will further expand Contiki’s trekking and hiking experiences that total to 32 available trips in Latin America. These include guided tours through more than 10 iconic National Parks, Reserves and protected land areas through the region.Travellers can expect multilingual Trip Managers and Local Guides, transport in private mini-coaches, internal flights and trains for quicker and more comfortable travel. Plus, through Contiki’s sustainability program, Contiki Cares powered by TreadRight, clients can enjoy new experiences including three additional days in the Amazon jungle in Ecuador, taking part in a tree-planting program in Costa Rica, and visiting a llama far in Cusco.The five new Patagonia and Columbia trips will be joining the 26 existing trips Contiki offers in Latin America, and will include:Patagonia Trail trip, a 10-day adventure that allows travellers to view the untamed and unspoiled parts of Patagonia, including its mountain peaks, colossal glaciers, lakes and active volcanoeMore news: Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemHola Colombia, an 18-day experience that brings travellers through bustling cities, to cobblestoned retreats and idyllic beaches.Colombia Quest, a 12-day adventure that takes guests through the salt cathedral of Zipaquira, San Gil, and includes a visit to BogotaColombian Coasts & Culture, another new itinerary that goes through Columbia and includes hikes through national parks, a cooking class and a tour through Medelin Travelweek Group Thursday, May 2, 2019 Lost City Trek takes travellers through the ancient archaeological site of Ciudad PerdidaFor more information go to contiki.com/ca/en/activity/latin-america-top-trips. << Previous PostNext Post >>
Serbia’s Goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic, left, saves a shot at goal from Rubio Rubin of the USA during their U20 soccer World Cup quarterfinal game in Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, June 14, 2015. (AP Photo/David Rowland) New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Serbia advanced to its maiden Under-20 World Cup semifinal Sunday with a 6-5 win on penalties over the United States.The match needed 18 penalties to decide a victor after it finished 0-0 at fulltime, and in the end it was Serbia that advanced after a marathon shootout.Serbia’s defense restricted the United States to two shots on target, as Serbia maintained its impressive defensive record which has seen it concede just two goals throughout the tournament. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Comments Share Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology For the United States, the chance to match its best effort at the tournament since 1989 was dashed despite the efforts of goalkeeper Zackary Steffen.Serbia will play Mali at Auckland on Wednesday after the Africans upset Germany 4-3 on penalties in Christchurch in Sunday’s earlier quarter-final.A fairly equal first half meant there were limited chances for either side, but the best opportunity fell to the United States four minutes from half-time.A delightful run down the left hand side resulted in a low cross to Thomas Thompson in the box, but his effort was inches wide of Serbia goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic’s far post.The match opened up in the second half, and after 57 minutes a neat cross found Andrija Zivkovic at the far post, but his first-time volley swept across Zackary Steffen’s goal.Steffen was called into action soon after and pulled off a stunning save to deny Zivkovic for a second time in 12 minutes.Serbia looked to have had the US on the ropes early in extra time, but Ivan Saponjic’s deflection from a Stanisa Mandic cross went wide.From there the match went to penalties, where Serbia clinched its first semifinal berth after a shootout to the delight of the vocal Serbian supporters. How do cataracts affect your vision?
Where You Can Find The Biggest Homes Census Bureau Home Size HOUSING LendingTree tendayi kapfidze 2018-10-03 Rachel Williams Share Having analyzed data pulled from their property value database, LendingTree has created a list that ranks the 45 largest U.S. cities by the overall size of single-family homes. With its lower density population overall, the South dominates the list—with only wealthier cities like Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., and Boston acting as outliers to edge their way into the top 10. With three of the top five cities, Texas lives up to its outsized reputation; Houston ranks first, with the average home being 1,952 square feet, while Dallas takes fourth to beat Austin by a single square foot (1,862 and 1,861 square feet respectively). Citing the Census Bureau, Tendayi Kapfidze—LendingTree’s Chief Economist—also points out that the cities with the largest homes on average typically have more recently built homes. The median size of single-family homes constructed in the second quarter of the year was 2,412 square feet, down slightly from a few years ago, in the third quarter of 2015 when the size of new homes peaked at 2,488 square feet. Up to this point, newer homes constructed on average trended bigger than homes constructed in prior generations which on average were built almost four decades ago. Conversely, the cities with the smallest homes tend to be found in major cities of the Midwest, particularly in the Great Lakes region. Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Detroit round out the list’s bottom, with Detroit having the smallest homes on average (1,333 square feet). As a state, Missouri has the most urban areas on the lower end of the list as well, with St. Louis and Kansas City just barely beating the three cities mentioned above. To make the ranking of cities more intriguing, LendingTree has also calculated the average median price of homes per square foot, appending this information to the list and giving homebuyers a quick means for calculating the cities with the best price on average per size. in News, Origination October 3, 2018 627 Views