Family still looking for answers about sisters suspicious death decades later

first_imgBrittany Hobson APTN NewsFor the first time in 28 years Rita Thomas shared the story of her sister Marina Spence who went missing from Thompson in August 1990.“I knew something was wrong. My heart just hurt,” Thomas told Commissioner Michele Audette during hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Thompson, Man. on Tuesday evening.Thomas shared her sister’s story now in hopes of getting justice for her family.Child and family services apprehended Thomas and her five siblings, including Spence, from their home community of South Indian Lake, approximately 400 kilometres north of Thompson, after their mother died in 1990.Thomas and Spence were placed in separate homes in Thompson, but the two still remained in contact.Spence, 17, was in care when she went missing.“I know for a fact that CFS failed my family,” said Thomas.One night in August 1990 the sisters went out drinking. Thomas doesn’t remember what happened that night. All she can remember is waking up in a jail cell by herself. When she asked police where Spence was they told her she was the only one sent to the drunk tank.Thomas returned to her foster home and continued to ask her caseworker where Spence was. The only information her caseworker gave her was that Spence had gone to the town of Leaf Rapids, approximately 200 kilometres north of Thompson.After a few days of not hearing from Spence, Thomas decided to report her missing to the RCMP. When she arrived at the station an officer wouldn’t let her in the building.“I went to the station and reported my sister missing through the intercom,” said Thomas. “After I reported her missing through the intercom they got a statement off me. That was it.”Thomas said the next time police followed up with her was 11 years later when some of Spence’s remains were found near the Burntwood Bridge in Thompson. Police identified the remains through dental records.The news destroyed Thomas who was already dealing with drug and alcohol addiction at the time.“I wasn’t there to be a voice for her because I was busy drinking,” Thomas said tearfully during testimony. “Not caring about anything. Not caring about myself. My children.”Thomas said she still doesn’t know what happened to her sister.APTN News asked the RCMP for information related to Spence’s case. They were unable to provide a response by deadline.Thomas believes if child and family services allowed Spence to stay in the community with their grandmother she would still be alive.“My granny was more than capable of looking after us,” said said.“Hearing about Marina’s death broke her heart.”Debra Merasty is a family friend. She sat with Thomas during testimony Tuesday. She said there need to be more supports for guardians when kids are apprehended.“We should have these supports at a community level,” she said.She said without people to help guardians they are often left with little support or information on how to get back their kids.In the meantime, speaking out for the first time has finally given Thomas a chance to move forward.“I’m just ready to heal. That’s what I’m going to do for myself,” she said.bhobson@aptn.calast_img read more

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Migiro urges UN system to hasten recovery efforts in Haiti while world

17 February 2010Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today implored United Nations agencies and offices to move swiftly and in concert to support reconstruction efforts in earthquake-devastated Haiti. “Haitians have proven their great resilience many times; tragically, they are being called on to prove it once again,” Ms. Migiro told a UN regional coordination meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean.“The UN system must bring all its strengths together to ‘deliver as one’ in common cause with other stakeholders in Haiti,” she said at the gathering in Mexico City.Ms. Migiro underscored the need for a swift response to help Haiti take advantage of the international spotlight in the aftermath of the quake that rocked the country on 12 January, killing an estimated 200,000 people, leaving another 2 million dependent on aid and reducing much of the infrastructure in the capital, Port-au-Prince, to rubble.There are also more than 1.2 million people are living in spontaneous settlements with seasonal storms looming on the horizon.“We must ensure that Haiti’s people are provided with adequate resources to weather the coming rainy season, while at the same time laying the foundations for long-term sustainable development,” stressed Ms. Migiro.Her address covered a wide range of regional priorities, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of internationally agreed targets to eradicate poverty and hunger along with other social ills by 2015.At the last gathering of this forum, she said the impact of the 2008 global financial meltdown was still unclear. “Now, we have a better idea of the fallout.”The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) estimates that the crisis “has brought poverty reduction to a halt across the region. More worryingly, the numbers of extreme poor have increased,” warned Ms. Migiro.She noted that signs of recovery are emerging around the region, “but very high rates of growth will be required to rebuild all that has been lost. With only five years left to the MDG deadline in 2015, we must do everything possible to help countries regain their momentum.”During her visit to Mexico this week, the Deputy Secretary-General will also hold bilateral talks with the country’s Secretary of Environment and National Resources Juan Rafael Elvira and ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena. read more

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UN moves towards resolving refugee situation in exSoviet Central Asian states

The United Nations refugee agency announced today that, together with Turkmenistan’s government, it had completed the country’s first ever registration of all refugees, in a major step toward resolving the situation arising from conflicts in nearby Afghanistan and Tajikistan.The exercise in the central Asian country began in October 2004, recording some 11,000 ethnic Turkmen who had arrived from Tajikistan and more than 500 from Afghanistan. The collapse of the Soviet Union and ensuing civil wars and ethnic conflicts in the early 1990s created a complex refugee picture in the five Central Asian countries. UNHCR’s engagement in the region began in Tajikistan in 1993 as an emergency response to help more than 600,000 people displaced by civil war. Within a few years, it had expanded to Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.The majority of the ethnic Turkmen fled to Turkmenistan from Tajikistan between 1992 and 1997. A number of other Turkmen had arrived earlier from Afghanistan and were granted residence permits in Turkmenistan in 1994. Following positive developments for refugees in Tajikistan, UNHCR said last week it would assess over the next six months whether conditions exist to declare the cessation of refugee status for displaced Tajiks by the end of 2005 or the beginning of 2006. One important condition is that a cessation clause should not result in persons residing in a host state being left with an uncertain status.There are over 50,000 Tajik refugees in Central Asia, with 40,000 of them in Uzbekistan. read more

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Srebrenica traditional Bosnian coffee ritual honours massacre victims at UN

Collected from Bosnian families in the United States, residents of Srebrenica and neighbouring areas, some who lost family, the art installation by Aida Šehovic, a Bosnian refugee living in the United States, draws its inspiration from the traditional Bosnian ritual of gathering for coffee. The cups represent the number of people so far identified and reburied – to date 1,705 – out of some 8,000 estimated to have died.Every day for first five days, echoing the five days that the massacre lasted from 11 to 15 July, 1995, the making and serving of coffee is taking place in the South Gallery of the General Assembly Visitors’ Lobby round a bed of soil depicting the map of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The cups rest next to each other at the eastern edge in the area of Srebrenica.Forty-four cups hold only sugar cubes representing victims under age 18, too young for the ritual. As the aroma of coffee permeates the area, the installation is enhanced by recordings of the artist reciting the names and birthdates of the victims and a collection of 40 photographs by Bosnian photographers.The exhibition, which will remain on display until 29 July, is sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the UN, organized by the Academy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Inc., supported by a grant from the non-governmental organization (NGO) Open Society Institute, and co-produced by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI). read more

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South Korea prosecutors to question ousted leader next week

South Korea prosecutors to question ousted leader next week Supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye lay down the roadside to prevent the passage of media vehicles near the her private home in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. South Korea’s acting leader on Tuesday turned down the resignation offers made by senior advisers to Park. (Go Sung-min/Newsis via AP) by Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press Posted Mar 13, 2017 8:16 pm MDT Last Updated Mar 15, 2017 at 2:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean prosecutors said Wednesday they plan to question ousted President Park Geun-hye next week over a corruption scandal that removed her from office, as the government announced that an election will be held on May 9 to pick her successor.Park lost her presidential immunity from prosecution after the constitutional Court ruled Friday to formally end her rule over allegations that she colluded with a longtime confidante to extort money from businesses and allowed her pull government strings from the shadows.Prosecutors said they told Park’s lawyer that they’ll summon her next Tuesday as a suspect in the scandal. Park’s lawyer later said Park would “faithfully” undergo the questioning, according to a Seoul prosecutors’ office.Dozens of high-profile figures including some top Park administration officials and Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong have already been indicted over the scandal.Park could also face extortion, bribery and other criminal charges, but she has denied any legal wrongdoing and expressed defiance toward her corruption allegations.“Although it will take time, I believe the truth will certainly come out,” Park said after leaving the presidential Blue House on Sunday.Park’s comments raised worries about a further deepening of the national divide over her fate. Three people died and dozens were injured in violent clashes between Park’s supporters and police following Friday’s court ruling.By law, a national vote to find her successor must be held within two months of Friday’s court ruling, and the Ministry of Interior said Wednesday that May 9 would be the election date.Moon Jae-in, a liberal opposition leader who lost the 2012 presidential election to Park, is the favourite to be the country’s next leader in opinion surveys.His campaign got a boost Wednesday when Prime Minister and acting leader Hwang Kyo-ahn, considered the potential leading conservative challenger to Moon, said he won’t run.Hwang told a Cabinet meeting that he decided to focus on managing state affairs and resolving political and economic uncertainties triggered by Park’s ouster until a new president is elected. Hwang would have been forced to resign and let a deputy prime minister serve as another interim leader if he had stood for the election.South Korean conservatives have been badly hurt by Park’s scandal. In early February, former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, also regarded as a conservative candidate, withdrew from consideration amid mounting media speculation over his political competence and corruption allegations. read more

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Duchess of Sussex delivers major speech on feminism during New Zealand visit

In an introduction, the Duchess also tried out… The Duchess, who spoke at a reception in New Zealand celebrating 125 of votes for women, condemned the marginalisation of people on the grounds of “race, gender ethnicity or orientation” in a short but forceful address to guests. The Duchess of Sussex has delivered a major speech on the issue closest to her heart, as she makes a plea for global equality and declares: “Feminism is about fairness.” Congratulating the country for leading the world in women’s suffrage a full 25 years before Britain, she quoted New Zealand suffragette Kate Sheppard, saying: “All that separates, whether of race, class, creed, or sex, is inhuman, and must be overcome.” read more

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Cristina Neagu on the road to Viborg

Cristina NeaguOltchim ValceaViborg handball She just back from Denmark, after fantastic EURO 2010, where her qualites got the best marks, but Romanian media, already speaking about his way back to Scandinavia. Romanian princess, playmaker-left back, Cristina Neagu (22), showed a huge potential, with 22, already is one of the best handball player in the world. That is why, probably the most known women’s handball team, Danish Viborg, wants to see her in green T-shirt.Cristina’s contract with Oltchim Valcea is going to the end at next summer. Whether Romanian champion have enough money for Neagu, we will see in next period. Whole Europe wants her…photo: handball123.com ← Previous Story David extended deal with TV Grosswallstadt Next Story → Spanish president, Roman: “In the TOP 7 in Sweden” read more

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Time lapse video shows space shuttle Endeavour taking to the streets of

first_imgThe space shuttle Endeavour went on its last mission recently, but this one was not to space. Endeavour returned to Earth for the last time in June of 2011. The decommissioned shuttles have been distributed around the country, and Endeavour took its last flight on the back of a 747 to LA late last month. When it was moved to its final resting place across town, the cameras were on hand to make an awesome time-lapse video you’ll want to watch.Endeavour was stored at LAX in the United Airlines hangar after landing. While there, it was prepared for transport with a specially constructed vehicle. The craft began its journey just before midnight on Thursday October 11. The team of shuttle wranglers carefully guided the 85-ton orbiter down wide thoroughfares and cramped residential streets on its way to the California Science Center in Exposition Park.The sidewalks were crowded as the public pressed close to catch a glimpse of this famous piece of American aerospace history. Throughout the video you can see how close the shuttle comes to utility poles, trees, and a few home balconies. Even though the shuttle was hugely expensive and not equipped to get us past low-Earth orbit, many American’s seem to feel a deep sense of pride for the shuttle program. You can’t help but smile a little as people lift up their hands to try and touch the shuttle’s wing as it passes over them.Because of all the trouble getting around obstacles, it took about 16 hours longer to get Endeavour to its destination. It arrived at Exposition Park in the afternoon on Sunday October 14. It will be on display there for many years to come.via LA Timeslast_img read more

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Nvidia awards top gaming PCs with GeForce GTX Battlebox seal of approval

first_imgIf you’re looking to invest in a new gaming rig in time for the holidays, Nvidia has decided to make sure you can select a PC that has its seal of approval by branding select systems as GeForce GTX Battleboxes.That’s right, GeForce GTX Battlebox is now a thing manufacturers will be vying to get added to their top-of-the-line PCs. Nvidia says it has decided to implement this program because of all the great games that are coming to PC in the near future that benefit from having all their settings turned up to 11.Key titles mentioned include Watch Dogs, Batman: Arkham Origins, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Splinter Cel: Blacklist, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.So far four system builder brands have managed to achieve GeForce GTX Battlebox status. They are: Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest, Maingear, and Origin PCs. Others will surely follow.In order to qualify, a PC has to use either a GeForce GTX 780 or Titan graphics cards in 2- or 3-way SLI configurations. The processor has to be an overclocked Intel Haswell Core i5 or i7 chip, DDR3 memory (16GB or 32GB) and a fast SSD storage solution must also be in use. Not only does this ensure you can play the games as the developers intended, but both Nvidia and the system builders can claim GeForce GTX Battleboxes are “4K ready.”As you’d expect, these systems will not be cheap (think $2,000 to $3,000), but then again if you are looking to purchase the ultimate gaming rig the Battlebox seal of approval is guaranteeing you a seriously powerful machine. It just comes at a premium price, probably with part of that premium being applied because it is a Battlebox.last_img read more

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The Best of the Worst Geek Costumes for Halloween

first_img 1/11Joke’s on youThe worst geek costume that broke the internet, truly this abomination will be hard to top at any Halloween party this year. Like a majestic train wreck, one cannot pull their eyes away from the mysteriously pink Photoshopped pecs, tantalizing dead stare of the model who is giving it his all for the camera in this costume. Suicide Squad Joker, what fury hath thy wrought to mine eyes. 1/11Doge of deathMuch stare. Very scare. Wow. This creepy doge mask will bring the meme-world to its knees, one gasping breath of rubber at a time. 1/11Chewbacca your face offOk, so this one is kid’s sized, but the nightmares we will experience from it for the rest of our lives is giant-sized. Be Chewbacca in this terrifying plastic mask and wig combo, and don’t forget about the strangely enormous yeti feet! 1/11John CenaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaOkay, this one is half terrible, half awesome, so it makes the list. John Cena rules, and so does this awkwardly puffy muscle shirt designed to absorb the punches of all the bros who will be excited to fight with you when you wear this out on Halloween. At least the wrist warmers printed on the sleeves help breakup the skin colored shirt from your hands. A for effort! 1/11BB-8 coffinIf you truly hate your child, you will put him or her in this BB-8 death trap. Stare deep into the eyes of horror of this child model’s face that was clearly Photoshopped onto the front of the costume. There is no escape from the sphere of death. 1/11Human GarbageThere’s nothing quite like dressing yourself up like actual muppet garbage to make the night go well. Another kid-pleaser costume, the truly devastated face on this model seems accurate for what is happening on this fuzzy tube of hell. So like, Oscar the Grouch ate you and you are slowly being digested? Why is there a worm on Oscar? Is that always there? Where does he keep his paper and pens to make signs to put on the garbage can? Is the sign attached with bolts? So many questions, so few answers on this Hallow’s eve. 1/11Groot bein’ GrootIn what has to be the laziest way to scare young children, this strange foam mask and long sleeve shirt that doesn’t even cover your hands or neck pairs excellently with regular mom jeans. Believable enough after a few beers while shouting “I am a sad Groot!”, we suppose. 1/11Pixel your face offWe are sure there is a hole for your face somewhere on this costume, but this website will be damned if they show you anything but the back of the costume. At least, we think this is the back of the costume. Unless this guys arms are on backwards. Anyway, be prepared to be the most generic pixel ever this Halloween in this cube of terror. 1/11Ash in plasticHoly cow, we had no idea they stil did those plastic mouths with the tony mouth hole for kids! Turns out that the plastic mask industry is alive and well, and pumping out Ash the Pokémon trainer costumes for generations to come. Those things always rendered me half blind, as the eyeholes cut into the mask only ever managed to give one of my eyes sight, but not the other. Gotta catch ’em blind! 1/11Michael Bay’s HoodieErr, we mean Bumblebee. Let’s just not try at all this Halloween, and toss on this yellow abomination with a hood. While you will look absolutely nothing like the transforming car of our youths, perhaps the Autobots symbol on your chest will at least elicit one “Oh hey, you’re that yellow car from that movie” on your Halloween night. 1/11Angry BurbOh my. The tantalizing round shape. The squiggle of hair up top. The armholes placed slightly too low to have use of your arms. This costume really does have it all. We are sure your kids forced you to wear this, but we appreciate that you threw your pride in the garbage for one night of glory. Is this horrifying enough for you? Let us know which costumes are your best of the worst in the comments below. We are prepared to be spooked.All costumes available at Wholesale Halloween Costumes. Stay on target Gone are the days of the simple “ghost in a bed sheet” and “witch with broom” costumes of Halloweens past. Here to stay are costumes that will double as embarrassing memories for the rest of our lives in our futile attempts to show off our wit and fandom to our friends.Well, what fun would that be if we also weren’t poking fun at our own fandom? Amaze, entertain, and horrify your friends this Halloween with our roundup of the best of the worst costumes for geeks this Halloween season.You can click on any of the photos for a link on where to buy!center_img <> Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Becomes Universal Halloween Horror MazeLife-Sized Jabba the Hutt For Sale on Craigslist for $100 last_img read more

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Arjen Robben says he might retire in June

first_imgArjen Robben recently announced he is leaving Bayern Munich when his contract ends at the end of the season. Now, the Dutchman is considering retiring by June.Arjen Robben, 34, confirmed to Kicker that he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season. With his 35th birthday coming up in January, he feels like it’s the right choice.“Of course it’s a big step, which you don’t just make in one day,” he told Kicker.“I thought about it a lot, and it feels good that it’s now out, also for the fans and the club.“It was the right point in time.”Robben could make his return to the pitch when Bayern take on Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday. He missed the last couple of games with a thigh injury.Both Bayern and Ajax are already through to the next round, and the German giants only need a draw in Amsterdam to win Group E.Despite scoring two amazing goals two weeks ago when Bayern demolished Benfica 5-1, Arjen Robben says now is the perfect time to leave the club.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“The game against Benfica was a nice confirmation that I can play at the highest level.“On the other side, the club wants to change the face of the team, and I want to prepare my future.“I am simply happy and grateful that there is clarity for both parties.”Robben added that he has no plans for when the season ends and is even thinking about leaving the game for good.“That’s not entirely clear, perhaps I will stop playing – it’s about waiting and seeing what possibilities there are,” he said.“If offers come in, I’ll really consider them 100 percent, and if it’s something nice, I’ll play on, but if no ideal offers come, then that could be it.“I have three children, and they also must be happy, so it’s not just about offers from China or places in the desert.“The family plays a very important role in every decision of mine.”last_img read more

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House Budget to Stick with Higher Spending Caps

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR House leaders are scheduled today to unveil a fiscal 2017 budget resolution that retains the higher discretionary spending levels afforded by last October’s two-year budget deal.To offset the $30 billion in additional discretionary spending passed by Congress last year, the House GOP will look for savings from mandatory spending programs over the next two years. Those cuts, needed to secure the support of the House Republican conference’s conservative members, most likely would be advanced through separate legislation. The budget blueprint would require the House to enact a total of $100 billion in cuts over 10 years, reported CQ Roll Call.Thursday’s meeting of the conference will help party leaders determine if they have sufficient support to pass a budget on the floor.It is not entirely clear how the draft budget resolution will deal with the contentious issue of DOD’s overseas contingency operations (OCO) account. The GOP framework is expected to recommend $59 billion in spending for the war account, matching last year’s budget deal. But the resolution would clarify that the figure is a floor, as defense hawks have insisted, and that more funding could be added to the OCO account in the defense spending bill, according to the story.The budget resolution allows for $551 billion in national security spending in FY 2017, the same as called for in the October budget agreement.last_img read more

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IPL 2019 Mumbai Indians preview and SWOT analysis Rohit to turn hitman

first_img Mumbai Indians with their IPL trophyIANSMumbai has the world’s best death bowler in their ranks in Jasprit Bumrah and this time, he will have Malinga for company. The Sri Lankan has made a comeback to limited overs cricket for his nation and his looking fit. The master and apprentice can team up to completely choke out the opposition in the final overs.   WeaknessesThe team lacks a quality spinner. Mayank Markande started well last season but soon the batsmen figured him out and he was rendered ineffective. The franchise did not address this issue in the auctions which may worry them on pitches like the ones in Delhi and Chennai. The other spin bowling option is Anukul Roy but given the abundance of all-rounders already present, the 20-year-old will find it difficult to get a game. There are a few players seemingly past their prime in the squad. If they are not performing well, it will be difficult to include them in the team and asking seasoned campaigners like Malinga, Yuvraj or Pollard to sit on the bench might be a challenge. Read: Predicted playing XIsOpportunities A team of Mumbai Indians’ pedigree will always be gunning for the championship. This IPL affords them the opportunity to race ahead of CSK and become the most successful team in the history of the competition. The team certainly has the firepower to do so and if the players can play up to potential, they can go very deep in the tournament. Rohit Sharma has not been in great form of late and thus he can go back to opening the batting to get in scoring touch ahead of the World Cup. For Hardik Pandya, it is the time to get back into prime fitness and also score some runs with the bat apart from honing his death bowling skills.  Threats If the big guns like Yuvraj and Pollard do not fire, it will be extremely difficult to ask them to sit out given their reputation and achievements. This may affect the morale of the team which is not ideal for a tournament such as the IPL where games come thick and fast.  Mumbai Indians had a poor season in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League and will be extremely eager to return to their usual ways by securing a top-four finish. They, along with, Chennai Super Kings are the only teams to have won the IPL on three separate occasions. The franchise made some interesting buys in the auction as they bought back the services of Lasith Malinga and has also added Yuvraj Singh to their squad. They have also added to their wicketkeeping option by roping in Quinton de Kock. Here’s taking a look at Mumbai India’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Strengths Mumbai Indians has one of the strongest batting lineups in the tournament and it is packed from top to bottom. At the top, Suryakumar Yadav and Quinton de Kock will accompany Rohit Sharma while the middle order has Kieron Pollard, the Pandya brothers and Yuvraj Singh. They have a strong finisher in Ben Cutting. Close File photo of Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya.IANSThe travelling schedule in the IPL is pretty hectic and given the stakes of all the investors, the top players are expected to play every game. This is not ideal for someone like Hardik Pandya who has been facing problems with his back. Especially with the World Cup drawing near, he has to balance his workload, else India might face a problem with the team’s balance in the quadrennial event.  Mumbai Indians are favorites for IPL 2018 glory IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:06/0:44Loaded: 0%0:06Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:38?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Squad Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Mayank Markande, Rahul Chahar, Anukul Roy, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne, Jason Behrendorff, Evin Lewis, Quinton de Kock (WK), Lasith Malinga, Anmolpreet Singh, Barinder Sran, Pankaj Jaiswal, Rasikh Dar, Yuvraj Singhlast_img read more

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Colins AFC and NFC Championship Game Preview Podcast

first_imgColin sits down with down with RJ Bell from Pregame.com to preview this weekends’ AFC and NFC Championship Games, and where the wiseguys stand on this weekend’s betting action.Colin makes his picks, and the guys discuss recent conference championship betting trends; quarterback matchups; how Brady’s injured hand is affecting the line; why the Jags could be in for an offensive letdown; Case Keenum/Nick Foles matchup; and if there’s an emotional letdown factor for the Vikings.What do the wiseguys say?Picks:Jags at Patriots (-7.5)Vikings (-3) at Philadelphialast_img read more

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Gamma Valerolactone Market 2019 Technological Advancement and Growth Analysis with Forecast

first_imgGlobal Gamma Valerolactone, 2019 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current trends and Future Forecast.ICRWorld’s Gamma Valerolactone Market research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability.The industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the insights strategic industry Analysis of the key factors influencing the market.The report includes the forecasts, Analysis and discussion of important industry trends, market size, market share estimates and profiles of the leading industry Players.Download Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3227136?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NSGlobal Gamma Valerolactone (CAS 108-29-2) Market: Product Segment Analysis-Food GradeIndustrial GradeGlobal Gamma Valerolactone (CAS 108-29-2) Market: Application Segment Analysis-Food FlavorsSolventMonomer IntermediateGlobal Gamma Valerolactone (CAS 108-29-2) Market: Regional Segment Analysis-USAEuropeJapanChinaIndiaSouth East AsiaThe Players mentioned in our reportAnhui Hyea AromasDideu IndustriesZhongyue AromaSoda AromaticInoue Perfumery MFGKunshan Qiandeng BaihuaAcquire Discount on this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3227136?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NSTable of ContentChapter 1 About the Gamma Valerolactone (CAS 108-29-2) Industry1 Industry Definition and Types2 Main Market Activities3 Similar Industries4 Industry at a GlanceChapter 2 World Market Competition Landscape1 Gamma Valerolactone (CAS 108-29-2) Markets by Regions2 World Gamma Valerolactone (CAS 108-29-2) Market by Types3 World Gamma Valerolactone (CAS 108-29-2) Market by Applications4 World Gamma Valerolactone (CAS 108-29-2) Market AnalysisChapter 3 World Gamma Valerolactone (CAS 108-29-2) Market share1 Major Production Market share by Players2 Major Revenue (M USD) Market share by Players3 Major Production Market share by Regions in 2019, Through 20244 Major Revenue (M USD) Market share By Regions in 2019, Through 2024Chapter 4 Supply Chain Analysis1 Industry Supply chain Analysis2 Raw material Market Analysis3 Production Process Analysis4 Production Cost Structure Benchmarks5 End users Market AnalysisChapter 5 Company Profiles1 Anhui Hyea Aromas2 Dideu Industries3 Zhongyue Aroma4 Soda Aromatic5 Inoue Perfumery MFG6 Kunshan Qiandeng BaihuaChapter 6 Globalisation & Trade1 Business Locations2 Supply channels3 Marketing strategy4 Barriers to EntryChapter 7 Distributors and Customers1 Major Distributors and contact information by Regions2 Major Customers and contact information by RegionsChapter 8 Import, Export, Consumption and Consumption Value by Major Countries1 USA2 Germany3 China4 Japan5 IndiaChapter 9 World Gamma Valerolactone (CAS 108-29-2) Market Forecast through 20241 World Gamma Valerolactone (CAS 108-29-2) Demand by Regions Forecast through 20242 World Gamma Valerolactone (CAS 108-29-2) Price(by Regions, Types, Applications)Analysis Forecast through 20243 World Gamma Valerolactone (CAS 108-29-2) Revenue (M USD)(by Regions, Types, Applications) Forecast through 20244 World Gamma Valerolactone (CAS 108-29-2) Market AnalysisChapter 10 Key success factors and Market OverviewAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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Virtuoso says goodbye to cofounder and visionary leader Jesse Upchurch

first_img FORT WORTH — Former Virtuoso chairman Jesse Upchurch has passed away at the age of 93, leaving behind a legacy that includes a 50-year career in travel.The visionary leader passed away on Feb. 26, reports Virtuoso, who hailed Upchurch for “changing the way many experience destinations from Mexico to Africa to India”. Upchurch co-founded Virtuoso in 1986 with his son, current Chairman and CEO Matthew D. Upchurch.“My father was a pioneer in this business, and I am forever grateful that he introduced me to the world and this industry at such an early age,” said Matthew. “He had a nose for knowing what the luxury traveller wanted, and it wasn’t necessarily the traditional refinement found in five-star hotels or transatlantic cruise liners. He knew the world offered more than that. His insatiable curiosity about the unknown, his passion for other people and their cultures, and his tendency to question conventional wisdom with a simple ‘why not?’ opened the door for others to experience countries that were not considered tourism-friendly yet. He left his mark on this industry that he loved so much.”The elder Upchurch’s career in travel began when he invested in Vagabond Cruises, a yacht-chartering company in the Caribbean’s West Indies islands. After realizing a market existed for both adventure and luxury travel, he built the first timeshare resort in Acapulco and purchased Turismo Antonio Perez and Hotels S.A. de S.V., a travel company and international hotel representation group.With the purchase of Percival Tours in 1962, Upchurch expanded operations into more exotic locales like the south Pacific and Asia. As chairman and CEO of Percival Tours, he successfully opened up tourism in markets previously considered only for the most adventurous traveller, such as Africa and India. He’s also credited with being the first to introduce air-conditioned motorcoaches for upscale guests.Upchurch was also heavily involved in conservation efforts as a founding member of world Wildlife Fund’s 1001 Club. In addition, he was a co-founder of the U.S. Tour Operators Association where he served as chairman, CEO and president.In 2000, Upchurch was named CEO of Virtuoso and he assumed the role of chairman in 2010.The family will honor Jesse Upchurch’s memory privately, and celebrations of his life in various communities will take place in the months ahead. Details for in-memoriam gifts will follow soon. << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Tags: People, Virtuoso Thursday, March 1, 2018 center_img Virtuoso says goodbye to co-founder and “visionary leader” Jesse Upchurch Travelweek Group Sharelast_img read more

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Etihad VisitBritains ambitious APME campaign

first_imgEtihad’s marketing messages and Britain’s ‘GREAT’ campaign will be maximised throughout the partnership and the airline will benefit from an enhanced presence on VisitBritain’s digital platforms. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), valued at £2 million (AU$3.65 million), will aim to inspire more travellers to fly Etihad Airways to Britain, through a series of marketing campaigns. “Etihad now offers many Australians a one stop flight from regional Australian into regional Britain, with 35 weekly departures from four capital cities, making it easier than ever for our 1 million plus Aussie visitors to explore Britain’s GREAT countryside.” Etihad Airways has signed a three year agreement with VisitBritain in order to facilitate joint marketing activities to encourage visitors from Asia Pacific and Middle East (APME) to the UK. Source = ETB News: P.T.  “Such a high spending and lucrative region requires a highly ambitious and exciting campaign,” VisitBritain chief executive Sandie Dawe said. Both organisation will focus on Etihad’s gateways to Britain, including three daily services to London Heathrow and twice daily flights to Manchester from the United Arab Emirates.last_img read more

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oystercomunusual pools

first_imgoyster.comunusual pools Most of us like the idea of lazing about an infinity edge pool, cocktail in one hand and good book in the other …But if you’re looking for a little more ‘edge’ from your hotel pool, then you can’t go past the pool at the InterContinental Hotel at Festival City in Dubai, which is cantilevered off the side of the building and hangs above a promenade!Or forsake boring blue and go for the rich red of The Liberty Hotel in Thailand … its blood red tiles will have you wondering if this is a holiday or a crime scene!See more unusual pools on oyster.comlast_img read more

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Hilton Munich Airport 4 minute drive WiFi restaur

first_imgHilton Munich Airport4 minute driveWiFi, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, fitness centre, swimming pool, spa, airport transport3pm11am Here are some of our top picks for places to stay near Munich Airport What is the nearest hotel to Munich Airport?The Hilton Munich Airport is the nearest hotel to Munich Airport. The hotel is located between terminals 1 and 2, allowing guests direct access to Munich Airport. Munich Airport hotels with parkingWhether you want to avoid paying the expensive costs of airport parking or need a place to keep your hire car, there are a number of airport hotels that offer guests parking. The Mercure Hotel Munich Airport Aufkirchen offers free parking to its guests and is situated only 5 miles from Munich Airport.Munich Airport hotels with a shuttle busTransfers to and from the airport can be a stressful part of any trip, this can be avoided with a stay at an airport hotel. The NH Muenchen Airport is one of many that offers a complimentary shuttle bus to the airport for guests. Search airport hotelsLooking for more information on airport hotel options? Take a look at our top choices:Amsterdam Airport HotelsGlasgow Airport HotelsManchester Airport HotelsMadrid Airport HotelsDublin Airport HotelsMalaga Airport HotelsBelfast International Airport HotelsDubai Airport HotelsHeathrow Airport HotelsSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. Novotel Muenchen Airport3 minute driveWiFi, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, fitness centre3pm12pm Holiday Inn Express Munich Airport6 minute driveWiFi, restaurant, bar, shuttle bus, meeting rooms2pm12pmcenter_img Movenpick Hotel Munchen Airport5 minute walkWiFi, restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, shuttle bus2pm12pm RelatedAberdeen Airport HotelsWhether you have an early departure or a late arrival, a night in an airport hotel in Aberdeen can really help take the stress out of travel.Dublin Airport HotelsWhether you have an early departure or a late arrival, a night in an airport hotel in Dublin can really help take the stress out of travel.Amsterdam Airport HotelsWhether you have an early departure or a late arrival, a night in an airport hotel in Amsterdam, can really help take the stress out of travel. HotelDistance from airportFacilitiesCheck in timeCheck out timelast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 6, 2018 2:48 pm PDT Last Updated Mar 6, 2018 at 3:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This May 11, 2016, file photo, shows an area of the grounds at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. The new owner of the Playboy Mansion has agreed to maintain the facade in its original condition under an agreement with the city of Los Angeles. Daren Metropoulos entered into a permanent protection covenant for the five-acre property he bought for $100 million. The deal, announced Tuesday, March 6, 2018, by Councilman Paul Koretz, will remain in effect for future owners. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File) Playboy Mansion to get protected status under deal with citycenter_img LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The new owner of the Playboy Mansion has agreed to maintain the facade in its original condition under an agreement with the city of Los Angeles.Daren Metropoulos entered into a permanent protection covenant for the 5-acre (2-hectare) property he bought for $100 million. He agreed to not demolish the 20,000-square-foot (1858-sq. meter) main residence as he proceeds with plans to connect the mansion and its grounds to his 2-acre plot next door.The deal, announced Tuesday by Councilman Paul Koretz, will remain in effect for future owners. City News Service says the designation stops short of giving the building landmark status.Hugh Hefner, who died last year, bought the estate in 1971 and made it into the epicenter of his Playboy brand and one of the world’s most famous homes.last_img read more

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