Unnao rape case Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar coaccused produced before Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: Rape-accused Uttar Pradesh MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his accomplice, Shashi Singh were produced before a Delhi court on Monday, in the case pertaining to the rape of a minor girl allegedly by the lawmaker at his residence in Unnao on June 4, 2017. Both the accused were produced before Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma. Sengar was lodged in Sitapur district jail in Uttar Pradesh and was expelled from the BJP last week. Accused Shashi Singh had allegedly lured the victim into going to Sengar’s residence in search of a job. A few days earlier, Sengar and nine others were booked for murder by the CBI after the rape survivor and the advocate were injured when a truck hit their car in Rae Bareli. Her two aunts were killed in the accident. The rape survivor’s family has alleged foul play. The Supreme Court had last week directed to hold trial on daily basis and completing it within 45-days.last_img read more

Zuckerberg Dismisses Accusations Facebook Helped Trump Win Elections

By  Christopher BrodskyRabat – Mark Zuckerberg has been facing criticism this week over Facebook’s alleged role in helping Trump win the presidency. Some have argued that because of the widespread circulation of fake news sites and articles, voters were misinformed on certain issues about the candidates. For many Americans, Facebook has become a primary source of news. Responding to his critics, Zuckerberg claimed it is “crazy” to believe Facebook might have influenced the election. Speaking to reporters at Techonomy, a technology conference in California, Zuckerberg argued the goal of Facebook is to create a more interconnected world and noted that additional work on the website’s News Feed needs to be done. International Business Times noted that, according to some data sources, fake news sites and headlines were more widely circulated during the election than credible ones.After being accused of supporting the anti-Trump movement, Facebook removed its human team responsible for the News Feed circulation, and replaced it with an algorithm designed to show people the most popular articles.Similar criticisms have targeted Facebook’s News Feed function for only showing users articles that reinforce their own views and not presenting opposing ideas. read more

Alumna awarded for contribution to the arts

Nancy Gill, center, received the Norah Morgan Memorial Award from Pablo Felices Luna, artistic director of the Carousel Players, and Debra McLauchlan, chair of the board.A Brock alumna has won the 2012 Norah Morgan Memorial Award for elementary school teachers who have made extraordinary contributions to local arts.Nancy Gill, a graduate of the Visual Arts program, received the award this month. It was presented by Debra McLauchlan, Education professor at Brock and chair of the Carousel Players, established the award.Gill is a teacher at Power Glen School. She has been a member of the Elementary Arts Council and Elementary Arts Showcase committee for more than six years, helping to develop curriculum and visual arts resources for teachers.“I chose to become a teacher in my thirties and I went to Brock University and graduated with two degrees in five years,” said Gill, who cites Derek Knight and Warren Hartman as mentors. “I really enjoy incorporating all of the arts into my every day classroom, teaching my students new ways of looking at art and helping them to work to their potential.”Related articles:Teacher Nancy Gill Announced as 2012 Norah Morgan Award WinnerTeacher aims to discover every student’s inner artist read more

Ryan says tax overhaul long overdue

Ryan says tax overhaul long overdue NEW ALBANY, Ohio – Noting he had just gotten his driver’s license the last time Congress overhauled the nation’s tax system, House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday insisted lawmakers will act soon even as he deals with deep divisions in his own Republican Party.During a roundtable discussion Wednesday at a central Ohio contract packaging plant, Ryan focused on reducing the number of tax brackets to three, eliminating tax breaks and simplifying the code to cut rates for individuals.“In every generation you have an opportunity,” Ryan, 47, said. “The last time we did this — this being, reform our tax system — was the year I got my driver’s license: 1986. We have not done this in a long, long time and it’s high time in coming.”President Donald Trump has proposed reducing the top corporate tax rate by 20 percentage points and allowing private business owners to claim the new lower rate for their take-home pay. It would whittle the number of tax brackets for individuals from seven to three, lower the top tax rate from 39.6 per cent to 35 per cent and double the standard amount taxpayers could deduct.The proposal would significantly add to the deficit and eliminated some popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of families and businesses. House Republicans and the Trump administration have already called for getting rid of the deduction for state and local taxes, a big tax break that benefits millions, especially people living in Democratic-controlled states with high local taxes such as New York, New Jersey and California.Several Republicans in those states already have announced their opposition to scrapping that tax break.Ryan used the appearance at Accel Inc., a manufacturer in New Albany, Ohio, to promote overhaul of the tax code.“We are taxing businesses, employers, jobs more than 50 per cent in many cases,” he said. “How can we compete with the likes of all the rest of the world when we tax our job creators and our employers at much, much higher tax rates than our competitors tax theirs? This is why we have got to get tax reform.”Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Trump detractor, took to Twitter to note his own administration’s efforts to ease the tax burden.“When we eliminated income taxes for Ohio small businesses, they gained even more resources to provide a better experience for Ohio visitors,” the former presidential contender tweeted.At his appearance, Ryan refused to answer questions about Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. The issue was heavily on the minds of about 60 protesters outside Wednesday’s Ryan event, however. Amid signs and chanting, many said it is important to them to see the investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia handed over to an independent prosecutor. A protester against House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a sign near a packaging facility he visited in West Albany, Ohio, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Ryan also plans to hold a roundtable discussion on tax reform with local business leaders. (AP Photo/Dake Kang) by Julie Carr Smyth, The Associated Press Posted May 10, 2017 4:35 pm MDT Last Updated May 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

On International Mother Language Day UN promotes reading in local tongues

“Books are a force for peace and development that must be placed in the hands of all,” UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said in her message for International Mother Language Day, marked annually on 21 February. This year’s theme is “Mother tongues and books – including digital books and textbooks.”The Day, proclaimed by UNESCO’s General Conference in 1999, has been observed every year since 2000 to focus on endangered languages and the importance of preserving these languages.Ms. Bokova noted that the protection of languages ensures that rare and indigenous knowledge is safeguarded and handed down. “By giving each of us the means to make ourselves heard and be respected, this is also a force for social inclusion,” she added.In exploring the link between languages and books, UNESCO said that the death of books and textbooks in local languages “hampers development and social inclusion and represents a violation of the right to freedom of expression.”The Paris-based agency estimates that if nothing is done, half of the 6,000 plus languages spoken today will disappear by the end of this century.It urges its partners, authors and teachers around the world to promote the importance of linguistics through published and electronic books calling them “precious instruments” for sharing knowledge, mutual understanding and opening the world to all.“We must do more to distribute materials and books as widely and fairly as possible, so that all people – children above all – can read in the language of their choice, including in their mother tongue,” Ms. Bokova said.Encouraging teaching in the mother tongue aids the fight against literacy and can boost progress towards the Education for All, an international initiative which aims to bring the benefits of education to every citizen in every society by 2015. Ms. Bokova also noted the important contribution translation plays “by creating bridges to new readers.” read more

Are SixMan Rotations Ever Worth It

Noah Syndergaard, the New York Mets’ phenomenal young starting pitcher, throws 99 mph fastballs and hits home runs to straight center field. Dillon Gee, the guy Syndergaard replaced in the rotation in May, does not do those things. After a trip to the disabled list, Gee is back, but the Mets couldn’t just send a rookie nicknamed Thor back down to the minors. They also couldn’t keep Gee, a perfectly solid back-of-the-rotation pitcher, there either.So, flush with pitching talent, the Mets are trying something novel: They are deploying a six-man rotation. It might just be a brilliant way to safeguard the health of their pitchers.Earlier this year, sabermetrician Russell Carleton wrote that six-man rotations offer few obvious benefits in terms of pitching performance: The extra day of rest doesn’t seem to increase pitcher strikeout rates or reduce walk rates. And, because the extra man entails splitting up the workload among a larger group of people, it tends to dilute the effect of truly great starting pitchers. Over a full season, a six-man rotation results in about 30-50 fewer innings per starter. For a top-heavy Mets rotation that can send Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard to the mound, reducing their workload appears costly and counterintuitive.1Carleton estimates a team’s cost of this reduced workload, for an average No. 1 starter, at about 1.6 wins (and Harvey might be better than an average No. 1 starter).If there is a potential benefit of a six-man rotation, then, it must be its health effects. And the Mets could use some preventive medicine. As others have noted, the number of pitchers with elbow injuries has spiked.2Even so, the epidemic is not as bad as it seems. The injury concern goes double for the Mets, whose rotation relies on a recently recovered Harvey, 42-year-old Bartolo Colón and fresh-off-the-DL Gee. (The Mets also saw another young pitcher, Zack Wheeler, undergo Tommy John surgery this year.) Since the greatest predictor of future pitcher injury is previous injury, the Mets are in a precarious position.Previous attempts to figure out whether six-man rotations help pitchers’ health haven’t suggested much of a connection. When Carleton did it, he couldn’t find any benefit, but he looked over a long timeframe (going all the way to the 1950s). Because we have detailed injury data going back only about 10 years, Carleton had to use a model that incorporated both injuries and other factors that might remove a pitcher from the rotation (such as poor performance). Accordingly, Carleton found only a modest effect on injury probability for starters going on three days’ rest, and only in the past couple of decades.On the other hand, Eno Sarris pointed out that six-man rotations are standard in Japan’s highest professional league, and the rate of Tommy John surgeries is much lower there. This lower rate exists despite a similarly abusive3Or perhaps even worse than abusive schedule for young pitchers. Furthering Sarris’s point, Yu Darvish, the Texas Rangers ace and recent victim of elbow surgery, argued that such a change might reduce wear and tear on the arm. Nevertheless, there are many distinctions between Japanese professional baseball and MLB, and it’s hard to confidently pin the responsibility for fewer injuries on the rotation strategy alone.I took a more direct look, using injury information accrued by Baseball Prospectus (specifically, Corey Dawkins) from 2006 through 2014. Over this period, starting pitchers have been primarily used in a five-man rotation, usually getting 4.2 to 4.5 days of rest, on average, over the course of a year. As a result, we need to look at individual pitcher outings to see some evidence of an injury-prevention effect. By linking the injury data with the time between starts of every pitcher,4Using data from Retrosheet we can get an idea about whether a six-man rotation would help reduce injury risk.I found that there is a strong link between rest and injury rates. Looking at starts on three days of rest, 1.7 percent of pitchers suffered a reported injury within the next two weeks.5These results hold for time windows going out to about 60 days, after which the correlation between rest and injury rates trails off. At four days of rest, the typical amount in the modern age, that number drops precipitously to 1.0 percent. (Maybe that helps explain why the five-man rotation came to be.) Then the injury risk falls even further: at five days of rest — which would be standard for a six-man rotation — just 0.8 percent of pitchers are injured in the next 14 days, for a 20 percent decrease compared with four days of rest. That is a potentially meaningful drop in injury risk.6The difference in injury probability over two weeks hovers right at the edge of statistical significance (p=.06, using a two-tailed Fisher’s exact test), partially because the probability of an injury occurring over any two-week span is quite low. If you extend the test to consider longer time windows (such as 21 days), the p-value drops below .05.Despite the drop in injury risk, when injuries were suffered, they were no more severe for pitchers operating on short rest. On either four or five days’ rest, pitchers lost a median of about 21 days of time.7There were too few injuries after three days’ rest to make any comparison meaningful. So more rest may prevent injuries, but injuries on shorter rest are no worse when they do happen.There are still potential issues of correlation and causation. Managers might change usage patterns for pitchers depending on their injury risks. Alternatively, injury risk could be correlated with some other factor that dictates usage patterns. Furthermore, though the additional day of rest seems to reduce short-term injury risk, there’s no guarantee that it would work as well in the long term — perhaps more rest merely delays the inevitable.8You might expect this scenario if pitcher injury results primarily from the progressive buildup of damage in the ligaments of the arm. If that’s the case, you can delay the date of injury by reducing the frequency of starts and the workload, but you can’t really prevent it from happening.Even if you accept that longer rest periods lead to fewer injuries, it’s difficult to come to any hard and fast conclusions regarding the optimal strategy. Although it appears that starting with more rest is correlated with a lower injury probability, the benefit that might be gained will be different for every team and every rotation. Top-heavy rotations that deploy a Cy Young candidate will suffer from seeing their excellent pitcher throw fewer innings, but at the same time, they may be guarding against that pitcher’s suffering an untimely injury (at least in the short term).This is the situation in which the Mets find themselves. With Harvey anchored as a dominant starter who’s also recovering from a dangerous injury, the reward (potentially reducing his risk of relapse) could outweigh the risk (losing some of his innings in the near term). And, as noted above, Harvey is not the only injury risk on the staff.Regardless of whether the six-man rotation is a good idea for other teams, it seems to fit the Mets and their injury-prone rotation. The question now becomes whether their slick strategy will come to cost them a win or two, as Harvey or Syndergaard gives way to the less-talented Gee. Perched on the edge of playoff contention this year, but with a still-brighter future ahead, the Mets must carefully balance the reduced risk of injury with the possibility of a surprise October run. read more

Guernsey wont become a British Dignitas pledges politician

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Campaigners also said the change “risks putting pressure on vulnerable people to end their lives”.Dr Peter Saunders, the Campaign Director of Care Not Killing Alliance said: “These proposals are deeply flawed and as we have seen in the tiny number of countries that have introduced similar laws are open to abuse and incremental extension.”But Sarah Wootton, chief executive of campaign group Dignity in Dying, said: “We should applaud the people of Guernsey for beginning this discussion and must hope that their positive, progressive example is followed here.” “As doctors need to remain GMC members to work in Guernsey a unilateral change in legislation in Guernsey would make it difficult to understand how these two conflicts could be reconciled,” a spokesman from the Guernsey and Alderney Division of the British Medical Association said.  Guernsey politicians have said the island will not become a British Dignitas as they suggest people from the mainland may not be able to access assisted dying if the law is changed. Chief Minister Gavin St Pier, who supports the bill, said he wished to “clarify” that the “debate is about assisted dying not suicide; and no proposal for a Dignitas style clinic.”On Twitter the senior politician added that the vote was “about improving end of life choice for our community”. The island’s Parliament, the States of Guernsey, is due to debate proposals to change the law in May which would allow terminally ill adults with less than six months to live to choose assisted dying. Sources suggest it is expected to receive support. Assisting someone to kill themselves is currently illegal in the UK, and doctors’ union the British Medical Association does not support a change in the law. In a statement it warned that a change in the law “could have an impact on recruitment and retention of doctors to the Island” because GMC rules bar members from participating in assisted dying.  Show more last_img read more

Atna and Canyon agree to merge

first_imgAtna Resources and Canyon Resources have announced a transaction whereby Atna will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Canyon. Atna and Canyon believe that the combination will benefit both companies by creating a strong platform for growth with the following characteristics and synergies: A multi-million ounce gold company highly leveraged to gold priceNear term gold production from Briggs and Reward projects to complement development at PinsonUpside opportunity from complementary pipeline of gold exploration and development projects Focus on gold in the western USA. David Watkins, President and CEO of Atna: “The transaction complements Atna’s exciting development opportunity at the Pinson gold mine in Nevada with Canyon’s near-term production projects at the Briggs gold mine in California and the Reward project in Nevada. Canyon also brings a number of complementary exploration and development properties, which combined with Atna’s portfolio of prospects, creates an impressive pipeline of opportunities in the merged entity. Another key benefit to both Atna and Canyon shareholders is the creation of a powerful and balanced team of experienced mining professionals, which results from combining the complementary skill sets of the people in both companies. Jim Hesketh and I worked together for 14 years dating back to our days at Cyprus Amax in the 1990s. Jim has been a director of Atna for six years and is in a unique position to understand and appreciate the value of our assets and the growth platform we are creating.” Jim Hesketh, President and CEO of Canyon: “This transaction provides an attractive premium to Canyon’s shareholders, while affording them the opportunity to participate in a growth-focused gold company through their investment in Atna. The combined company will have the financial strength and access to capital markets to advance Briggs and Reward into production. I am also excited about working with David Watkins again. I know him to be a superb individual who has a high level of integrity. I feel this is an excellent opportunity for Canyon.” Watkins will continue to be the CEO and Chairman of the combined company, while Hesketh will join the management team in the role of President and COO. David Suleski, Canyon’s Vice President and CFO, will assume the same role at Atna. Bill Stanley and Bonnie Whelan of Atna will continue in their roles respectively as Vice President, Exploration and Corporate Secretary. Atna is building a successful gold exploration, development and mining enterprise in Nevada. Atna presently holds a 70% interest in the high grade Pinson gold deposit, which is being developed by Pinson Mining Co, a wholly owned affiliate of Barrick Gold. Barrick has the right to increase its’ interest in the project to 70% (and reduce Atna’s share to 30%) by spending $30 million on the project prior to April 2009. Atna also holds a portfolio of exploration projects in Nevada, Canada, and Chile. Canyon owns the Briggs gold mine and four satellite deposits in California; the Reward Gold deposit near Beatty, Nevada; the Seven-Up Pete Gold deposit near Lincoln, Montana; and a portfolio of Nevada gold exploration properties. To date, the company has developed in-place mineralised material on its properties containing over 1.9 Moz of gold and recognises substantial additional exploration potential. Canyon has developed re-start and underground test mining plans for its permitted Briggs mine and is completing permitting and feasibility study work at the Reward project.last_img read more

Groupon a réussi à lever près d1 milliard de dollars

first_imgGroupon a réussi à lever près d’1 milliard de dollarsLa société Groupon, spécialisée dans les achats groupés et les bonnes affaires, est parvenue à lever la somme de 950 millions de dollars. Ces fonds lui promettent une belle croissance dans les années à venir.950 millions de dollars soit 735 millions d’euros. Ce chiffre représente la levée de fonds record du spécialiste des bonnes affaires Groupon. La société vient de recevoir la moitié de ce financement, selon TechCrunch.com, de la part d’un consortium composé du fonds russe DST, du fonds américain Fidelity et de la banque US Morgan Stanley. Grâce à cette somme astronomique, Groupon va pouvoir financer son développement commercial à l’international. Par ailleurs, les investisseurs historiques du site, à savoir ceux qui l’ont fondé, pourront ainsi préparer leur sortie du capital.A la fin du mois de décembre 2010, Groupon avait su collecter 500 millions de dollars dès le premier tour de table, rappelle Generation-NT.com. L’intérêt des investisseurs pour la société n’est donc plus un mystère. Et ceux-ci guetteraient même une possible introduction en Bourse d’ici la fin de l’année.Groupon, qui a vu le jour en 2008, est déjà présent dans 35 pays. Selon la même source, le site a vu sa base passer de 2 millions d’utilisateurs à plus de 50 millions en 2010. Le spécialiste des bonnes affaires affirme aujourd’hui avoir permis aux consommateurs d’économiser plus de 1,5 milliard de dollars grâce à ses bons plans.Le 11 janvier 2011 à 18:12 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

BP likely to plug thirteen atrisk wells after April accident

first_imgImage taken on April 18, 2017, showing the area of light crude spray near BP’s well. (Photo by Jade Gamble, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)BP will likely plug and abandon 13 wells on the North Slope following an accident earlier this year.Listen nowThat’s according to Cathy Foerster of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The commission met with BP representatives Thursday for an update on the April incident, during which one of the company’s older wells spewed oil and gas for several days before it could be plugged.Several months later, BP determined 14 other wells were at risk, five of which were producing oil. Foerster said it’s likely all but one will be shut down for good.That’s a small number compared to Prudhoe Bay’s roughly 1,800 wells. But state regulators are still making sure BP shares its investigation with other oil companies.“Anybody that’s got an old well on the North Slope needs to know what the results of their investigation are and look for implications in their fields,” Foerster said.BP thinks the accident was caused by thawing permafrost deep below the surface, which put uneven stress on the well. Eventually, the well gave out, rising several feet out of the ground and colliding with the top of the well house.BP hasn’t been calling the incident a “blowout.” Foerster said oil industry engineers wouldn’t call it that because there wasn’t a rig on the well. But, she said it was definitely an uncontrolled leak.“If that’s how you define it, then yeah, it was a blowout. [But] if you define it in the black-and-white way that engineers tend to define things, no. So it’s semantics. You call it what you call it,” Foerster said. “But what it was was an uncontrolled release of hydrocarbons to the surface, and that’s not a good thing.”This wasn’t BP’s only accident this year. Last week, Buzzfeed News released documents showing the company forced many employees to halt work for 12 days this month following a series of safety incidents.last_img read more

VIDEO Shamrock the retired race horse takes unsuspecting rider on nightmare trip

first_imgShamrock is a retired race horse who has been assigned to taking people on rides through the the English countryside in her final years. She’s still got something left in the tank.One unsuspecting rider captured a nightmare trip with the surly horse on his Go Pro. It started out innocently enough, but the old horse picked up steam and wasn’t interested in listening to directions. Pretty soon she was cruising like she was coming around the final turn at The Preakness. It became clear it was going to end badly.You can hear the terror in the guy’s voice until Shamrock slams on the breaks and flips him over the handlebars into the ground. He sounds pretty dazed, but it says he wasn’t injured. Shamrock is a jerk.Watch the nightmare hell ride:last_img read more

Upcoming medical clinic to help indigent people

first_imgThe Ramakrishna Clinic of SA will be holding a free medical clinic for indigent people at Acaciavale Primary School on Sunday (September 17) from 7am to 12pm.The clinic will provide the following services:– General medicine;– HIV testing and counselling;– Specialist paediatricians, orthopaedic surgeons, oncologists, gynaecologists and physicians;– Optometry, audiology and dental care;– Physiotherapy and dieticians;– Comprehensive blood screening;– ECG and ultrasound.Please note that registration is compulsory for the clinic, and the clinic will operate on a “first come first serve” basis.Also kindly note that the clinic is limited to 400 patients.To register, contact Dr S Behariram on 0366310820 or 0828783494Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

Carnival Corporation on track for a successful 2015

first_imgCarnival Corporation & plc has announced a non-GAAP income of USD$159 million for the first quarter (Q1) of 2015, representing a significant improvement from last year’s results.For Q1 2015, the company’s GAAP net income was USD$49 million, or USD$0.06 diluted earnings per share.In comparison, for Q1 2014 the company recorded a GAAP net loss of USD$20 million, or USD$0.03 diluted loss per share.Carnival Corporation & pls president and chief executive officer Arnold Donald said the results show the company is off to a strong start this year.“Our onboard revenue initiatives drove particularly strong improvement in the first quarter with onboard yields more than 8 percent higher than prior year (constant dollar),” Mr Donald said.He said the Carnival Cruise Line brand, in particular, continues to achieve substantial revenue yield growth and is projected for further success in 2015.The results show Q1 2015 net revenue yields increased two per cent in comparison to Q1 2014, however, gross revenue yields decreased 3.1 per cent (in current dollars) due to currency exchange rate changes.Net cruise costs (excluding fuel per available lower berth day) increased 2.4 percent in constant dollars due to higher dry-dock costs and advertising expenses.As for the remainder of 2015, Carnival Corporation & plc reveal bookings are ahead of last year and are set at higher prices.Mr Donald said the company is seeing ongoing improvement as a result of its initiatives to increase customer demand, such as public relations strategies and creative marketing campaigns.“Our efforts to further elevate our guest experience are clearly resonating with consumers and, notably, improving the frequency and retention of our loyal guests,” he said.The company expects to see a net revenue yield increase of three to four per cent on a constant currency basis for the full year 2015.Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinsonlast_img read more

TAT promotes nationwide Songkran 2018 celebration

first_imgTAT promotes nationwide Songkran 2018 celebrationTAT promotes nationwide Songkran 2018 celebrationThe Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Amazing Thailand’s ‘Open to the New Shades’ marketing concept is at the heart of its ‘Grand Songkran Celebrations’ in Bangkok and 12 major tourist destinations around the Kingdom.These include festivities in Samut Prakan, Ayutthaya, Suphan Buri, Chon Buri, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Nakhon Phanom, Nong Khai, Khon Kaen, Phuket, and Songkhla with event dates varying, with some starting as early as 7 April and running until 20 April.In addition, TAT is also supporting the Amazing Songkran 2018 events in five emerging secondary destinations known for unique traditions in celebrating the Thai New Year: Sing Buri, Chanthaburi, Kamphaeng Phet, Kalasin, and Nakhon Si Thammarat. Dates also vary between 11 and 17 April.Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, TAT Governor, said: “Songkran is one of Thailand’s most important festivals. It is a time when families celebrate with centuries-old traditions, returning to their family homes for three to five days of making merit and water splashing ceremonies, which invokes sins being washed away with scented water.TAT promotes nationwide Songkran 2018 celebration“The main activity is pouring this scented water on sacred Buddha images of local temples in a ritual called Song Nam Phra. Lustral water used to clean Buddhist statues has been regarded as a form of spiritual cleansing since ancient times. It is collected and then gently dripped over the hands of senior family members for luck in a ritual called Rot Nam Dam Hua.”At the five emerging secondary destinations, locals and visitors can ‘Open to the New Shades’ and celebrate the Amazing Songkran 2018 Festival with nostalgic time-honoured rituals.Source = Tourism Authority of Thailandlast_img read more

Ryanair announces PaphosBerlin flight

first_imgLow-cost carrier Ryanair on Thursday announced a new route from Paphos to Berlin, with a twice-weekly service commencing in April 2019.The flight will be a part of Ryanair’s Summer 2019 schedule.“Ryanair is pleased to announce a new Paphos route to Berlin Tegel, commencing in April 2019, which will operate twice-weekly as part of our Summer 2019 schedule.” Said Nikolas Lardis, sales and marketing manager for the Eastern Mediterranean.To celebrate, the airline said it was releasing seats for sale from just €14.99 for travel from November to February, which are available for booking until midnight Thursday (October 18). You May LikeYahoo SearchResearch Stair Lifts Rowland Heights California: Stunning New Stair LiftsYahoo SearchUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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