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TUI cancels trips to see Santa in Lapland | News

first_imgThe move is due to the continued uncertainty surrounding travel and the unprecedented impact of Covid-19.Visiting Santa is a truly magical, once-in-a-lifetime family experience and TUI said it had worked extremely hard in recent months to try to ensure it can keep the magic alive and guarantee children and their parents a safe and enjoyable holiday. However, with the rapidly evolving travel environment and a Covid-19 test soon to be mandatory for Finland, TUI has decided that on this occasion, it would not be able to deliver on this promise and wanted to remove uncertainty for families. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – NewerWizz Air launches carbon offsetting programme The TUI holiday experience to Lapland is expected to return in winter 2021. The health, safety and enjoyment of customers and colleagues continues to be the number one priority.All customers impacted by this decision are currently in the process of being contacted to discuss their options, which include the opportunity to amend for next year, receive a refund credit note with an incentive or choose to request a full refund.“TUI would like to apologise sincerely for any inconvenience and disappointment caused and thanks customers for their understanding,” added a statement/ – Advertisement – OlderSix Senses Botanique to open in Brazil next year TUI has confirmed there will be no trips to see Santa this year.The UK & Ireland subsidiary revealed earlier it had taken the “incredibly difficult” decision to suspend holidays to Lapland this winter.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Dr. Louise Boxill at Hirsch Center for Integrative Medicine Now Accepting…

first_imgSubmitted by Hirsch Center for Integrative MedicineBorn in Barbados, Dr. Boxill is from a family that lives very close to the land, believes in nurturing healthy relationships, and promoting healing by natural means when possible.She chose to pursue degrees in Naturopathic Medicine and as a Nurse Practitioner because of her desire to serve, listen, teach, and coach women and families to reach their highest health goals and obtain appropriate tools to make informed choices for their own health and the future well being of their respective families and communities.In her practice Dr. Boxill focuses on full-spectrum Family Medicine.This includes –Dr. Louise BoxillWomen’s HealthAnnual ExamsBirth Control OptionsGynecologic IssuesMenopause, Peri- and Pre-menopausal IssuesBio-Identical Hormone ReplacementPediatricsFatigueGastrointestinal ProblemsAutismHormone BalancingThyroidAdrenalSex HormonesHomeopathyMedical AcupunctureWhen she is not at the office, Dr. Boxill enjoys dancing, singing, cooking, gardening, sewing, knitting/crochet, latch key, arts and crafts, outdoor time, family and friend gatherings, listening and making music, having a good laugh.If you are searching for a new primary care provider or if you are interested in learning how integrative medicine can help you live your healthiest expression, schedule a free 15-minute meet-and-greet appointment.To learn more about Dr. Boxill or about our unique integrative approach, go to Hirsch Center for Integrative Medicine. Facebook52Tweet0Pin1last_img read more

Nelson Leafs win bronze medal at Atom Tournament

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs came ever so close to win it all, settling for the bronze medal at the Atom Minor Hockey Tournament this past weekend.The Leafs defeated City rival Nelson Chiefs 6-2 to claim the bronze medal.Leafs goals were scored by Gunnar Evenson assisted by Jaden Hlookoff; Cash Nay assisted by Mitchell Erickson; Larson Proctor assisted by Erickson; Jaden Hlookoff assisted by Erickson; Erickson assisted by Proctor and an empty net goal by Nay. Miller Tedesco and Max Jean replied for the Chiefs.Shea Andersen was game MVP for the Leafs while Grady Groenhuysen was in goal for the Chiefs.Nelson Leafs went undefeated during the round robin, finishing in a three-way tie with two teams from Trail.However, the Leafs lost out on a tiebreaker to drop to third spot in the standings.Trail Toads defeated Trail 3 in the final to claim the overall title.last_img read more

DONEGAL STAR TELLS JUNIOR CERT STUDENTS TO KEEP IT ‘REAL’

first_imgDonegal GAA star Eamon McGee has told Junior Cert students unhappy at their results they received today not to worry! McGee said that those unsatisfied with their performance in the state examination should take solace from Manchester United and Real Madrid!McGee said the two biggest clubs in the world couldn’t even sign transfer papers properly and botched the proposed transfer of David De Gea. McGee tweeted the following message on his social media timeline,McGee tweeted, “Man U and Real, 2 of the top teams in the world couldn’t sign transfer papers properly weeks ago so any junior certers out there don’t worry!!The hilarious tweet has been retweeted by dozens of followers of McGee on Twitter.Donegal fans will be hoping the influential defender will return for Rory Gallagher’s side for next season’s Ulster and All-Ireland campaigns. DONEGAL STAR TELLS JUNIOR CERT STUDENTS TO KEEP IT ‘REAL’ was last modified: September 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:newsSportlast_img read more

West Donegal road named as one of Ireland’s most dangerous areas

first_imgOne of Donegal’s rural roads has been identified on a list of Ireland’s worst accident blackspots.A new analysis of the most treacherous road segments in Ireland has shown that the N56 in Gaoth Dobhair, where the road meets the junction of the R258 and crosses the Clady Bridge, is one of the 20 most dangerous areas.The research carried out by Gamma Location Intelligence found that the Donegal segment had a collision rate of 125, based on the number of road accidents per 100 million vehicle kilometres. The most dangerous stretch of road was found to be in Galway, located just east of Kylemore Lough, from Cliften to near Leenaune along the N59. This road had a collision rate of 1131.Richard Garry, Director of Location Intelligence for Gamma said: “Overall, according to the data provided by Transport Infrastructure Ireland, collision rates are decreasing across the country.“However, there are specific stretches of roads where the frequency of collisions is still high.“Not only does this analysis show drivers where they need to take extra care; it is also useful for insurance companies as it identifies the areas which are worst for road accidents and enables them to better assess risk.” West Donegal road named as one of Ireland’s most dangerous areas was last modified: September 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Christensen leaves Fulham for Brondby

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Lasse Vigen Christensen has joined Brondby for an undisclosed fee.The 22-year-old midfielder returns to his native Denmark five and a half years after arriving at Fulham from FC Midtjylland.He made his Fulham debut in January 2014 and made a total of 68 appearances for the club, scoring seven goals.Christensen ended last season on loan at Burton along with Fulham forward Cauley Woodrow.See also:Fulham close to signing striker RolanFulham want Liverpool youngster on loanRolan appears to be stalling over Fulham movelast_img

Elton John ‘moved’ by Soweto mother

first_img25 July 2012 “I play before capacity crowds and get an awful sense of fulfillment from that. But the emotion cannot compare to listening to Florence this morning.” So said Sir Elton John after listening to Florence Ngobeni-Allen, an HIV-positive mother from Soweto, Johannesburg, speak during a Congressional Global Aids breakfast meeting he hosted on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Tuesday.Call for US Congress to keep funding war on Aids During the breakfast, hosted in partnership with UNAids, Sir Elton urged senior members of Congress to keep US dollars flowing to the global effort to combat and eventually end the HIV/Aids pandemic. The breakfast was one many events taking place alongside the 19th International Aids Conference. Ngobeni-Allen shared the stage in the Kennedy Caucus Room with Sir Elton, South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, and US senators, congressmen and congresswomen. Among the guests present were the former presidents of Botswana and Mozambique, Quett Masire and Joachim Chissano.The reality of living with HIV When it came to her turn to address the gathering, Ngobeni-Allen told her personal story of HIV. “I discovered that I was HIV-positive after the birth of my first child, Nomthunzi, who died when she was only five months old,” Ngobeni-Allen said. “At that time, HIV treatment was non-existent for children in South Africa, and barely even available for adults.” She was devastated by the loss of her baby. A little while later, she lost her partner too. She had to make a decision whether she was going to fight or give up. She decided to fight. Her fight-back involved disclosing her HIV status – something that was not easy given the stigma then associated with HIV/Aids – and counselling pregnant women living with HIV. She became an activist as well as a counsellor, speaking out on issues related to HIV/Aids, especially access to treatment.‘Thank you to the American people’ Ngobeni-Allen was full of praises for the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar), initiated by former US president George Bush, and the American leadership in general, which had made antiretroviral treatment and programmes to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV more widely available across the world. “I am alive today because of Pepfar,” Ngobeni-Allen said. “Thank you to the American people for their generosity.” She also thanked Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and the government for taking unambiguous steps to address the pandemic in South Africa, and for enhancing coordination in the fight against HIV/Aids in the country. Today, Ngobeni-Allen is married with two children, both of whom are HIV-negative. She is a strong advocate of providing antiretroviral therapy to pregnant women living with HIV to prevent the transmission of HIV to infants. With tears – of joy, she said – streaming down her cheeks, and an audience captivated by her courage and eloquence, Ngobeni-Allen went back to her seat – but not without a sustained applause and a standing ovation.‘Finish this job’ – Sir Elton John Sir Elton, in his address to the gathering, urged members of Congress to keep US dollars flowing to the global effort to combat HIV/Aids. “I beg the Senate to maintain its funding,” Sir Elton said. “You are the country that everyone looks to. Do not take your foot off the accelerator, finish this job.” There was a light moment when Sir Elton departed from his prepared speech and remarked: “The feeling in this room today … is like the great feeling of the sixties. It’s so apparent there is such love in this room. There is no marijuana! Well I hope not, but if so, pass it around. “But no, there’s no need for anything like that. What we have here is the human spirit … the power of people working together for good is an unstoppable force.” Sir Elton told the people who control the purse strings of the US: “What America does for its people makes it strong. What you do for others makes you great.” SANews.gov.za, with additional reporting by SAinfolast_img read more

Swan Lake: the South African adaptation

first_imgAfter wowing South African audiences in 2010, Dada Masilo’s Swan Lake is enthralling the rest of the world. Combining traditional ballet with African dance, the performance has been described as fresh, upbeat, innovative, and diverse. It sensitively deals with issues such as homophobia and apartheid’s legacy. Dudu Masilo’s unique take on Swan Lake deals with social issues such as homophobia and apartheid’s legacy. (Dansens Hus, photos by John Hogg)• From page to canvas: Broken Monsters charity art show• Indigenous Games Festival promotes unity in South Africa • Gallery: South Africa’s rich and colourful heritage • Oppikoppi at 21: it’s always been about the music • Libraries: integral to democracies Compiled by Priya PitamberA troupe of South African ballet dancers has given a local twist to the Swan Lake story. It was commissioned by, and premièred at the National Arts Festival in South Africa in 2010. Now, the 13-strong dance company is touring the rest of the world, captivating audiences.Choreographed by Dada Masilo, the ballet combines classical movements with African dance. In Masilo’s take, Prince Siegfried doesn’t fall in love with Odette, who is under a sorcerer’s curse and transforms into a white swan at sunrise every day. He falls for a male black swan, Odile, an attraction that has fatal consequences.“Homophobia, forced marriages, the legacy of apartheid and the ravages of Aids are evoked with humour, sensitivity and lucid intelligence in a vigorous work of astounding beauty,” reads the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust website.Masilo studied at the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (Parts) in Brussels from 2005 to 2006. She also trained at the Dance Factory in Johannesburg, and established her reputation as one of South Africa’s most renowned choreographers.Watch a snippet of the performance here:Masilo’s Swan Lake is currently touring the US, after touring the UK, to rave reviews.“Dada Masilo’s new version stands apart from so many others not only for the fresh and fast-paced style that comes with the addition of African dance, comic theatre and carnival, but for her wit and seriousness in handling the original ballet’s themes.” – Judith Mackrell, The Guardian“The ballet boasts incredible energy, attitude, innovation and diversity rarely seen in a typical ballet, all without sacrificing an engaging story and superb technique. One can’t help but offer a standing ovation to the bravery and ingenuity of a true artist and her incredible team.” – Olga El, Broadway World “Its politics are simple — against homophobia — and its manner is friendly, even near the start, when it makes fun of ballet conventions with broad narration about ‘surplus girls in the moonlight.’” – Brian Seibert, New York Times“Masilo’s brilliance lies in her ability to effortlessly weave the threads of so many themes — gender politics, art and artifice, the universality of the broken heart — into such strong and vibrant cloth.” – Natasha Gauthier, Ottawa Citizen(Images: Dansens Hus, photos by John Hogg)last_img read more

Court acquits Taulava of P9.5-M tax evasion charges

first_imgRead Next Asi Taulava now can heave a sigh of relief.Filipino-Tongan basketball player Pauliasi “Asi” Taulava has scored against the Bureau of Internal Revenue, as the Court of Tax Appeals acquitted him of P9.55-million tax evasion charges.In a 41-page decision dated Nov. 3, the CTA First Division said BIR failed to prove that it properly served the final letter of demand informing Taulava of his tax assessment for the year 2004.ADVERTISEMENT The prosecution did not present the registry receipt issued by the Bureau of Posts or the registry return card as proof that Taulava was mailed the assessment notice, which he denied receiving.The failure to give due process to Taulava “gives rise to the conclusion that the accused is under no obligation to pay for the subject taxes,” read the decision penned by Associate Justice Erlinda P. Uy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAssociate Justices Roman G. del Rosario and Cielito N. Mindaro-Grulla concurred in the decision.BIR accused Taulava, who currently plays for NLEX Road Warriors and is the oldest active player in the Philippine Basketball Association, of failing to pay his deficiency income tax and value-added tax for the year 2004. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort PBA D-League Draft set Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Duterte calls out gov’t agencies: Simplify transactions or I’ll kill you? PLAY LIST 02:24Duterte calls out gov’t agencies: Simplify transactions or I’ll kill you?01:15SC chief Peralta wants US-Marshall patterned security for PH judges00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The said assessments were stated in separate assessment notices dated Jan. 5, 2009. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments MOST READlast_img read more

IPL 2011: Delhi Daredevils have Mumbai Indians on radar

first_imgA captain plays what is, in his own words, the best Twenty20 innings of his life, his team gets a rare victory, and suddenly it runs into the most well-oiled machine in the tournament. That is what awaits the Delhi Daredevils when they take on the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.Virender Sehwags masterful 119 against Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad on Thursday was perhaps the innings of the tournament so far, given the magnitude of the target, Delhis lacklustre start and the fact that the next highest contribution to the cause was James Hopess 17 not out.However, it will be up to Sehwag to do it again, since the Daredevils run so far shows that only when he succeeds do they have a chance of winning. The Nawab of Najafgarh has fired on all cylinders three times – registering scores of 119, 80 and 77 – and on each of those occasions, Delhi have ended up victorious.Their only other victory – against Pune in Navi Mumbai – also featured a short Sehwag blitz, though there were solid contributions from David Warner and Venugopal Rao too.Warner, who missed the last match, is expected to be back in the scheme of things.According to the skipper, hardly anybody is expecting Delhi to make the play- offs in any case – just the kind of lowpressure scenario their inexperienced and inconsistent line-up needs.Not much improvement can be expected of the bowling – this being Twenty20 after all – though that has been Delhis stronger suit in any case. It is the fielding that will give coach Greg Shipperd something to work on, since the Daredevils players – old and young – have been guilty of letting the opposition score much more than they should thanks to sloppy ground fielding and dropped catches.advertisementAt the other end will be the master and his bunch of match- winners, who have only lost twice to lead the points table.Be it Tendulkar, who has led the way with remarkable consistency, Ambati Rayudu, who has looked every inch the prospect he was once said to be, or Rohit Sharma, who seems to change gears every time he spots the acronym ‘IPL around the ground – the batting has seldom been worrisome.Tirumalasetti Suman too played a sterling hand against Pune Warriors on Wednesday, while the big guns like Kieron Pollard and Andrew Symonds have hardly been called upon to unleash their brute force.But even more than the batting, it is their bowling that would give Delhi nightmares. They came up against Mumbai at the Ferozeshah Kotla in their first match of the tournament and Lasith Malinga duly served up yorker after yorker to end with figures of five for 13 and sent the Daredevils crashing to 95 all out. He is the leading wicket- taker in the tournament with 22, a mind- boggling 10 clear of the chasing bunch. Harbhajan Singh and Munaf Patel too have been extremely hard to get away, with economy rates of 6.24 and 6.19 respectively, and the rest of the bowlers have been protected well by the spectacular fielding Mumbai have put on display.It looks like another mismatch on the cards but it will be interesting to see how Tendulkar and his think- tank curb Sehwag, since getting him early could hand them the match on a platter.shreyas. [email protected] mailtoday. inlast_img read more