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Three weeks left to register for Bundaberg Cup!

first_imgIf you’re looking to compete in the richest Touch Football knockout in Australia, travelling to, playing in and staying at the event and location just got a whole lot easier!Touch Football Australia and Queensland Touch Football have partnered with local travel and accommodation operators making it easier and more affordable for you and your team to not only play in this year’s Bundaberg Cup, but also stay and enjoy the great tourism destination options synonymous with the Southern Great Barrier Reef region.The more streamlined process to get to and compete in the event has been made possible through the great support and collaboration of event partners, Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ), Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism, Bundaberg Regional Council and Queensland Rail. Following the success of the inaugural Bundaberg Cup in 2015, teams from around the country are registering now in pursuit of the $20,000 prize purse across men’s, women’s, mixed and junior divisions. The event will be held at the Greg Duncan Touch Fields on the weekend of 19 and 20 November 2016.With less than 50 days to go, check out the top 50 things to do in location in coming weeks: see 41-50 of the best tourism experiences in the Bundaberg-North Burnett region on the event website and to continue up to the event date.  We will provide you with the hottest tips on things to do and places to stay while you are participating and for all your friends and family to consider as well. Event Ambassador and ex-NRL star, Scott Prince will be in location sampling the local tourism sights and delights on Tuesday, 18 October to give you an insider’s view of the best attractions on offer. With an exciting event format planning for this second instalment of the Bundy Cup, Prince is looking forward to returning to Bundaberg to compete in the event…and stay for a few days. “I’m really excited to be returning to Bundaberg to not only take part in the Bundaberg Cup but also to re-visit what the Bundaberg and North Burnett Region has to offer,” he said. “it’s a great time of year as the turtles are coming to shore to lay their eggs – a moment the family and I and I’m sure others would love to see,” Prince said.“The prizemoney on offer is outstanding which should see the best of the best in town but also a strong social contingent as well. “I am hopeful that our team can go back-to-back,” Prince added.The Bundaberg Cup is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland in partnership with the Bundaberg Regional Council, Bundaberg and North Burnett Tourism and promoted as part of the It’s Live! in Queensland event calendar.To register your team and take advantage of the many accommodation and travel offers, download the Bundaberg Cup Offers PDF here , or visit the Official Bundaberg Cup website. Hurry, registrations close soon, and this touch tournament is not one to miss! Discover 50-41 top tourist attractions in Bundaberg now!Related LinksBundaberg Cuplast_img read more

Wild Antarctica: Three Cool Cruises to the Southernmost Continent

first_img 10 Best History Books You Will Ever Read In a short decade, Antarctica has evolved from a wild, impenetrable destination to somewhere even 70-somethings with enough Dramamine and disposable income can venture with relative ease. But, while most cruise expeditions stop at the Antarctic Peninsula, these unique adventures go much deeper — literally.Antarctica: Ross Sea and the Far SideFor travelers with plenty of time and cash to spend on the adventure of a lifetime, Journey Latin America’s Antarctica: Ross Sea and the Far Side ticks a lot of bucket list checkboxes. The ambitious 35-day trip is a real expedition that departs from Buenos Aires with only a one-day stop at the Antarctic Peninsula. From there, the real journey begins with a sail along the continent’s wild western coast. Travelers cross the Polar Circle, through the Amundsen Sea, before a full week in the Ross Sea. After a stop at Cape Adare, the journey terminates at Invercargill, New Zealand. This is a side of Antarctica that few travelers ever see — including destinations once visited by the continent’s most famous explorers — and it’s not for the faint of heart. Weather permitting, passengers can also visit Campbell Island and the Ross Ice Shelf by Zodiac or helicopter.Cost: Approximately $22,000 USDThe Spirit of ShackletonG Adventures’ 21-day Spirit of Shackleton expedition is a slightly less ambitious roundtrip journey from Ushuaia (the southern tip of Argentina) to Antarctica and back again. The itinerary traces much of the path of legendary Antarctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton, following his journey in reverse from the Falkland Islands and South Georgia (Shackleton’s final resting place) to Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. The unique wildlife-spotting opportunities are among the best of any journey to the continent. If the weather cooperates, twice daily shore landings are offered where passengers can spot thousands of Chinstrap, Adélie, and Gentoo penguins. Plus, the surrounding waters are rich with seals and minke, orca, and humpback whales.Cost: $13,000 USDActive AntarcticaFor travelers not content to simply watch the world outside go by, Audley Travel’s Active Antarctica is dedicated to spending as little time aboard the ship as possible. While most journeys to Antarctica (including the other two above) require little more than an adventurous spirit, this 16-day expedition is for travelers who are physically adventurous as well. Days on the small ship Polar Pioneer are filled with active excursions like climbing polar peaks, glacier kayaking, snorkeling or scuba diving the Antarctic waters, camping with penguins on the ice, and witnessing the continent’s unique wildlife under the guidance of professionally trained naturalists. Cost: Approximately $15,300 USD (flights included) 12 Classic Sci-Fi Novels Everyone Who Likes Reading Should Read Editors’ Recommendations Why You Should Skip the Suave and Try Custom Hair Care Products 11 of the Best Low-Calorie Craft Beers for Watching Your Beer Belly How to Read a Topographic Maplast_img read more

Evergreen Offloads SINOPACIFIC Stake

first_imgzoom Evergreen Holding Group (Evergreen) has entered into an agreement with investment holding company CIMC Enric Holding LTD. on the sale of Evergreen’s shares in Sinopacific Offshore and Engineering Co. Ltd (SOE). Under the deal, Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group (SINOPACIFIC), a subsidiary company of Evergreen, will transfer its shareholding of 29.95% in SOE to CIMC Enric. After the completion of this transaction, CIMC Enric will become the controlling shareholder of SOE, while Evergreen will maintain its 36.69% in SOE and lead the company’s current operations.SOE’s main area of expertise is gas, providing fully integrated solutions from tanks and handling systems to complete vessel construction. The company provides complete design and construction services for gas tanks, systems and vessels.Evergreen said that it had been in discussions recently with several listed companies for a solid cooperation in order to drive the company further forwards both in terms of industrial and capital operations.According to Evergreen, the platform provided by CIMC Enric as a listed company will connect SOE and the capital markets, which will provide increased financial support for SOE’s rapid development.“The advanced design and production capability of SOE in C-tanks, small and medium size gas carriers and LNG will enlarge the industrial chain for CIMC Enric and enable it to become a comprehensive service provider in the gas purification, liquidation, storage and transportation sectors. With the additional resources provided by CIMC Enric, SOE will be in a strong position to enhance its overall competitiveness and its transformation into an EPC solution provider whilst maintaining the advantage of engineering and construction,” Evergreen said commenting on the sale.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. -30- CONTINUING WORK GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Night Work, Canso Causeway Highway 104 at the Canso Causeway is reduced to one lane at night and early morning for placement of rock until Tuesday, Jan. 31. Traffic control people are on site. Work takes place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge, Valley Mills Crowdis Bridge, in Valley Mills on Marble Mountain Road, is closed until further notice. Detour via Eden Road, Barren Road, Northside River Denys Road and Southside River Denys Road. Signs are in place. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Elderkin Bridge Elderkin Bridge on Route 302, about 10.4 km north from Trunk 2, is reduced to one lane to replace the bridge rail until Friday, Feb. 17. Traffic signals are in place. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday.last_img read more

Delhi govt notifies changes in building bylaws no kitchen in rooftop or

first_imgNEW DELHI: On the first working day after the withdrawal of model code of conduct, the Delhi government changed the building by-laws following the investigation of Arpit Hotel fire. The new bylaws noted that no kitchen would be allowed on rooftops and the basements. “I have notified the change in the building by-laws on the basis of the investigations done after the Arpit Hotel fire at Karol Bagh. I have visited various hotels myself and found illegalities. We will also take strict actions against these hotels,” said Satyendar Jain, minister of the fire department. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twistThe government changed 10 aspects of the building by-laws which includes that there should not be any cooking activity in the rooftop or in the basement. It also noted that no artificial roof above the rooftop would be allowed. “No temporary roofing over the floor or terrace using FRP or any inflammable material will be allowed. Inflammable construction materials will not be used in passage, corridors or staircases like wooden panelling, foam panelling, carpet etc,” noted the notification. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from FranceIt further added, “Gas Bank, if any will be installed conforming to the standards prescribed in the National Building Code (NBC). One NOC for Guest-house will not be issued to those buildings, which have more than four floors (excluding basement and stilt floor). “The notification also noted that Owner or Director Partner will have to submit three signed hard copies along with one softcopy in PDF format of all the floor plans indicating fire floor-wise use while submitting the application to the Fire Department for NOC. “Carbon Monoxide detectors and alarm as per standards as required by Delhi Fire Service should be installed. Natural or mechanical arrangements be made for smoke ventilation of all passages and corridors at each floor level and staircases,” the notification said. The Delhi government also notified that Fire Dome having fire resistance rating of not less than 1 hour at the entrance of staircases at each floor level should be provided where there are more than 10 occupants on each floor. In February this year, 17 people were killed in a massive fire that broke out in Hotel Arpit Palace in Karol Bagh area of New Delhi.last_img read more

Uzbek woman alleges rape

first_imgNew Delhi: A woman from Uzbekistan alleged that she was beaten up and raped by some persons in South West Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area. Police on Monday said that they have registered a case on the woman’s complaint and the investigation is going on in the case. Police said that no arrest has been made in the case so far. An investigator said they are verifying various facts whether the suspects in the case were known to her. “Efforts are going on to nab the accused in the case,” police said. Recently, a 21-year-old girl had alleged that she was drugged and raped by a cab driver while she was returning from her friend’s house on Friday night. The woman told the police that she had taken the cab from the Mandir Marg area and the cab driver drove for around three hours after raping her.last_img read more

LeAnn Rimes To Perform At Gay Mens Chorus Of Los Angeles Event

first_imgThe Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) kicks off its nationwide production, it gets better tour, inspired by the It Gets Better Project on Friday, February 1st at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre at 8pm, with a solo performance by LeAnn Rimes, along with GMCLA to perform two songs and celebrity attendance.LeAnn Rimes to perform at It Gets Better Tour for one time only performance, February 1st at Ebell TheatreCredit/Copyright: PRNewsFoto/Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles“It is so important to continue to get the message that ‘It Gets Better’ to everyone out there that has ever felt like an outcast, struggled with their sense of self or felt alone,” Rimes said. “As a longtime supporter of the GMCLA, I jumped at the chance to be a part of this night and this significant message.”Written and directed by Liesel Reinhart with musical direction by Morton Kier , the it gets better tour features an ensemble cast of six actors ( Jason Currie, Tyler Houston, Tod Macofsky, Mario Mosley, Sacha Sacket, and Drew Tablak) whose real-life stories of growing up gay are woven into the production.In the week leading up to the performance of the musical it gets better, the creative team will work in the community and at LA area schools with an outreach program designed exclusively for this production.The it gets better tour features a combination of original songs and songs by a who’s who of popular recording artists, including Rimes, Gnarls Barkley, Kelly Clarkson, Alanis Morissette, and songwriter Diane Warren. The show premiered at the University of Iowa in October to rave reviews and goes on a nationwide tour following the LA performance with stops including Lawrence, Kansas; Seattle, Washington; and at Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania, among others.Tickets range from $50 – 150; for more information: www.itgetsbettertour.org.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

TIFF 2018 CBC Indigenous lists 6 films to watch

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: The Toronto International Film Festival begins next week and CBC Indigenous has compiled a list of must-watch films screening at the festival that feature Indigenous talent from across the country (including multiple appearances from Tantoo Cardinal).This year Cree-Métis filmmaker Danis Goulet will be the Canadian features programmer. Her films have appeared in festivals across the globe and this year she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences alongside 982 other individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds and countries.Edge of the KnifeEdge of the Knife, directed by Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown, is the first feature film made in two dialects of the endangered Haida language. The film was made in collaboration with Isuma, the team behind Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner.   Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Edge of the Knife is the first feature film to be made in two dialects of the endangered Haida language. (TIFF) Set in the 19th century on the island of Haida Gwaii, a man is forced to retreat into the wilderness after an accident. He then becomes gaagiixiid/gaagiid or a wildman. The title is rooted in the Haida saying “The world is as sharp as the edge of a knife; as you go along, you have to be careful or you will fall off one side or the other.”This is Edenshaw’s debut as a co-director of a feature film with Haig-Brown, an award winning Tsilhqot’in filmmaker. Her past films include My Legacy (2014), ?E?ANX (The Cave) (2011) and Su naa (My Big Brother) (2005).Through Black SpruceThrough Black Spruce is the film adaptation of the novel by controversial author Joseph Boyden. The story follows the journey of Annie Bird, played by Tanaya Beatty, as she travels from her community in Moosonee, Ont., to Toronto in a search for her sister who has been missing for over a year.The film features a rich cast of Indigenous talent including Graham Greene, Tantoo Cardinal and Brandon Oakes. It’s produced by Tina Keeper.Directed by Don McKellar, the film explores the deep-seated pain of losing a family member and how that reverberates through bloodlines, a reality all too true for many Indigenous families in Canada.last_img read more

Hollywood humanitarians assist critical UN air operations in Darfur

A few days after the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned its air transports for aid workers in war-ravaged Darfur could be grounded for lack of funds, an organization of Hollywood celebrities has provided the first donation of the year to keep it running.WFP’s Humanitarian Air Service (WFP-HAS) has received $500,000 from Not On Our Watch, the humanitarian organization founded by actors George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, producer Jerry Weintraub and civil rights lawyer David Pressman, the agency said today. WFP-HAS announced earlier this week that by the end of March it would beforced to ground the helicopters and aeroplanes that carry 8,000 relief workers, along with supplies, to remote parts of the vast region because no confirmed donations had arrived toward its $77 million budget this year.Most passengers using the service, which began operations in 2004, are staff members of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing assistance in health care, water and sanitation or food relief.”Having seen first hand the epic humanitarian challenge in Darfur, GeorgeClooney and his colleagues know the life saving power of the HumanitarianAir Service,” WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said. “This contribution will make a difference to the millions of vulnerable women andchildren trapped there, and we hope it will inspire other donations,” she added.In 2007, Not On Our Watch granted $1 million dollars to the WFP-HAS, whose monthly budget to run its 24 aircraft throughout North and South Sudan, including Darfur, runs to $6.2 million. “We are proud to help ensure the survival of this lifesaving program and strongly encourage others to do the same,” said UN Messenger of Peace and award-winning actor George Clooney, who recently returned from a visit to Darfur with peacekeeping officials. “Protection of these victims should not fall solely in the hands of charitable organizations,” he added. “Governments have a responsibility to help those who cannot defend themselves.” 13 March 2008A few days after the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned its air transports for aid workers in war-ravaged Darfur could be grounded for lack of funds, an organization of Hollywood celebrities has provided the first donation of the year to keep it running. read more

Brock student earns top spot in provincial accessibility challenge

Brock Nursing student Hilary Tyler was recently selected as a top finalist in the province-wide Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student challengeBrock Nursing student Hilary Tyler is helping to make our world more accessible for people with disabilities.She was recently selected as a top finalist in the province-wide Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student challenge for her “Everybody Hurts Campaign” idea. The initiative is designed to promote empathy in order to break down the attitudinal barriers that exist for people living with mental illness.Tyler’s awareness campaign for the IDeA initiative was awarded third prize ($500) by the Council of Ontario Universities on May 15 at this year’s Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery conference in Toronto.Hilary Tyler with John Milloy, Minister of Community and Social Services, on May 15 at the OCE Discovery conference in Toronto The aim of the IDeA contest was for students to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to “barriers” to accessibility in our communities. The challenge was co-ordinated by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) in partnership with the Government of Ontario.“The loose guidelines for the contest allowed for me to address accessibility from a unique angle,” says Tyler, who is in her third year of the Nursing program at Brock.“While it is easier to look at building empathy on an individual basis, my idea was to promote empathy on a larger scale,” she says. “The intent was to a to help members of the university community become better able to connect and empathize with students who are living with mental illness.”To represent this, Tyler’s campaign utilizes the mental health continuum, which displays a range of emotional states from maximal to minimal mental health.“As one of the action steps to build empathy, the continuum would be placed in a university common area to show how emotions can range on a daily basis,” says Tyler.“The Everybody Hurts Campaign was developed out of Hilary’s observation of the need for change in public knowledge and perceptions of mental illness,” says Lynn McCleary, the professor of Nursing at Brock who introduced the IDeA challenge to students in her Promoting Mental Health course. “This initiative will help to reduce stigma and improve the accessing of mental health services by those who need them.” read more

SKOPJE WANTS EHF CL CROWN Sanja Damnjanovic to ŽRK Vardar

Sanja DamnjanovicZRK Vardar Skopje ← Previous Story Jorge Maqueda to RK Vardar! Next Story → 32.271 vote for the WORLD YOUNG HANDBALL PLAYER 2014/2015 The new citizen of the Macedonian capital, Skopje, is Serbian left back Sanja Damnjanovic! One of the best left backs in women’s handball agreed contract with the ambitious ŽRK Vardar Skopje, the team who wants to climb at the TOP of European handball after two third places at the Women’s EHF Champions Leafue F4.The 28 year-old Serbian girl played last two seasons for Viborg HK, where she came from RK Podravka Koprivnica. read more

Theatre production Master Class

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Following a successful season of performances, Greek Australian actress Maria Mercedes is back for a second round, taking to the stage as opera singer Maria Callas. Set to be a powerful performance, Master Class, written by playwright Terrence McNally and presented by Left Bauer Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co, takes inspiration from Callas’ visit to New York’s Juilliard School of Music in 1971.The audience will be taken behind the scenes into Callas’ classroom, where she pushes her students to their limits, as someone who knows all too well what it takes to achieve one’s dreams.Directed by Daniel Lammin, Mercedes will be joined on stage by the operatic talents of Blake Bowden, Cameron Thomas and Georgia WilkinsonTogether, the cast promises to give an intimate view into the life and art of one of the most influential opera singers of the 20th century. Nominated for two Green Room Awards for Best Actress and Best Director, this is a production not to be missed. To book tickets, visit www.hayestheatre.com.au/coming-soon/master-class.htmlWhen: 11-30 August, Tues-Sat at 8.00 pm, Sat at 3.00 pm, Sun 5.00 pmWhere: Hayes Theatre Company, 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point, NSWlast_img read more

E3 Civic High hosts internationally renowned educational futurist Dr Yong Zhao

Caesars showcases problem gambling measures in Osaka with Responsible Gaming Center

first_img Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions Responsible Gambling Council CEO Shelley White said “We are very glad to offer the RG Center for people to experience. This is a proprietary system that supports customers with specialist staff at the entrance to our gaming venues. Caesars has been the first off the mark with this and responsible gaming is our top priority in Japan. This has been an amazing opportunity.”Caesars said it has invested JPY25 million (US$228,000) in responsible gaming in Japan so far. RelatedPosts Load More US IR operator Caesars Entertainment set a major focus on responsible gambling at the First Japan IR Expo this week.Along with the Canadian Responsible Gambling Council, which has over 30 years of experience in research, evaluation and education as an independent non-profit organization, Caesars’ stand showcased a Responsible Gaming (RG) Center, complete with responsible gaming function to visitors. Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IRlast_img read more

Acer announces new Concept D line for creatives

Stranger Things timewarps PCs with Windows 111 app

first_img Microsoft See it For those who want an in-person Stranger Things experience, Microsoft Stores will start offering on July 20 a STEM-inspired Camp Know Where, the name of the summer camp that Dustin attends prior to the events of season 3. One of Microsoft’s workshops, Rule the Arcade, will teach fundamentals of coding that enables attendees to make their own game. The other workshop called Strange-ify Your World will allow participants to make a Stranger Things-inspired mini-movie using 3D modeling, Windows Ink and special effects. Stranger Things Arcade CabinetThe Stranger Things Arcade Cabinet Microsoft is giving away to promote the third season of the show.  Microsoft For gamers, Microsoft will be giving away a Stranger Things 3 Collectible Arcade Cabinet, an Xbox One X and a 12-month membership for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on its Xbox Twitter and Facebook page. Stranger Things season 3 launched July 4. Like Microsoft, Coke, Nike, Schwinn and other companies have resurrected products from the 1980s to coincide with the show’s new season.  Post a comment $369 Tags See It Share your voice Mentioned Above Microsoft Xbox One X Computers TV and Movies Microsoft Xbox One X 0 Take your computer back to the ’80s.  Micorosft Microsoft tweeted about the release of Windows 1.0 last week, leaving many to wonder why exactly the software company was promoting its original operating system from 34 years ago. As predicted and hinted, this blast from the ’80s past is a crossover with Stranger Things season 3. Microsoft released its Windows 1.11 app on Monday. It’s a Stranger Things-inspired “fan experience” that looks like the original Windows OS. Users can explore the PC app to unlock content and Easter eggs from the third season of the Netflix show, which is set in 1985 — the same year as the release of Windows 1.0. Amazon $319 Preview • Xbox One X coming November 7 for $499: Everything we know Review • Xbox One X review: Is it worthy of the hype? CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Of course there’s nothing strange about Windows 1.0. Don’t worry. Everything will be ..-. .. -. . / — -. / .— ..- .-.. -.– / —.. – …. pic.twitter.com/lRrJn6Fdmf— Windows (@Windows) July 7, 2019last_img read more

PIC After no makeup look Shloka Mehta looks ravishing in this yellow

first_imgA few days back, a mushy and cosy picture of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta had started doing the rounds. The duo seemed to be engaged in a candid banter, where Shloka was clicked teasing Akash as he hid his face with his hands.As per a report in Woman’s Era, the Ambanis had decided to gift an exquisite diamond set to Shloka Mehta as a wedding present. Nita Ambani wanted to gift something quite unique and special to Shloka and thus decided on buying a beautiful set made from the most attractive diamonds. The diamond set is rumoured to be quite a niche in its design and cut.Shloka is married to Akash Ambani. The wedding which took place on March 9 at the Jio Gardens, saw the crème-de-la-crème of society in full attendance. InstagramJust a few days ago, we had spotted the Ambani bahu – Shloka Mehta – sporting a no make-up look while coming back from London after watching the India – Pakistan match. And now, a new picture of Shloka, flaunting a yellow lehenga has gone viral.Shloka, the elder daughter-in-law of the Ambani family, is quite famous for her fashion sense and style statements. While people couldn’t stop praising her no make-up, fuss-free casual sweatshirt look while coming back to the country, it is her breath-taking look in an Anamika Khanna lehenga choli that has blown us over.Anamika Khanna shared the picture of Shloka wearing her lehenga on Instagram. Designed in hues of mustard yellow and orange, the lehenga and blouse had floral motifs and a thick border. Shloka complimented the look with kohl-eyes, nude lipstick, pearl maang-tikka with flowers and a bun. Netizens have complimented not just Shloka, but her fashion sense and the beautiful lehenga too.last_img read more

Tamarindo Talk

first_imgHidden Coast Realty has moved to a new location on the ground floor of Plaza Tamarindo Local A-11. Founded byJoost Hauwert 13 years ago, the company boasts another office in Puerto Coyote. The Tamarindo office can be contacted at 2653-0708 or from the U.S. at 949-891-7385. Email is joost@hiddencoastrealty.com.     Good news: it looks like they are paving the road that turns off our main Tamarindo street. At the very least it will be graded well. Stay tuned for more details.    One more option for pizza in Tamarindo, Pizza & Co features a stone oven pizza and bruschetta, and you can eat in or have free delivery after 6 p.m. The restaurant hours are 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m., and it is located in Plaza Conchal II, next to the liquor store, under those huge statues of black horses. Closed Sunday.    Looking for an authentic Costa Rican tour experience? Ivan Sequeira now offers a special tour to visit a Tico home and see tortilla and cheese making in the traditional manner. He’s got three phone numbers to call to book the tour: 8771-2373, 8557-5589 or 2653-8407.    After winning two out of three of the national surf contest dates, Tamarindo’s Malakai Martinez is ranked no. 1 in the mini grommets of the Circuito Nacional Olympus 2013, presented by Adrenalina Rush. There are four more dates to go, including the Gran Final, but things are looking good for the 11-year-old to pick up his second national championship.–Ellen Zoe Goldenellenzoe@aol.com Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

From seashells to PeePah – a photo essay with Costa Rican musician

first_imgAndrés Cervilla has done so much throughout his career that it’s impossible to cover it all in one sitting. He recently opened his studio to us and talked about all the bands he’s played in, the people who changed his life, and some of his upcoming projects, such as Pee-Pah!. There was more, though: Cervilla also showed us his musical seashell collection.Yes, seashells.Cervilla is more known for playing the trombone, however. He’s played that instrument for bands like Cantoamérica, Son De Tikizia, Los Skankers, Amarillo Cian y Magenta, and the renowned Argentine band Nonpalidece. He’s currently a part of the national band Infibeat and the beloved Panamanian band, Señor Loop. (Read our 2017 interview with the band here.) Iva Alvarado / The Tico TimesHe’s also played alongside international musicians such as Ralph Irizarry, Cheo Feliciano, Tito Nieves, Más Salsa Que Tú, Panamerican Big Band, Los Cafres, Gondwana, SOJA, The Skatalites and Kennyatta Hill, and Pure Feeling.Cervilla started studying music at the National Institute of Music of Costa Rica in 2000 and then studied trombone at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico with Luis Fred and Hommy Ramos. He then learned from noted trombonists like Steve Turre, Jimmy Bosch, Luis Bonilla, Moises Nogueras (El Gran Combo) and more. Iva Alvarado / The Tico TimesSeashellsWhat’s set Cervilla apart from a very young age onstage has been seashells. He started playing them after listening to Steve Turre record that his aunt gave him when he was younger. Cervilla was then able to contact Turre, and he taught Cervilla how to play the seashells over the phone. Cervilla learned how to play seashells over the phone. Iva Alvarado / The Tico TimesTurre is also a significant jazz trombonist who pioneered of the use of seashells as instruments. Turre’s recorded songs Carlos Santana and toured with Ray Charles. He’s also been trombonist for the Saturday Night Live band since 1985.Cervilla keeps an autographed photo of Steve Turre. It’s to remember the day they met in New York when Cervilla was touring with Nonpalidece. They’ve been close friends ever since. Iva Alvarado / The Tico TimesTurre also took Cervilla to buy the trombone that day; Cervilla still uses it to this day. Cervilla thought it was the last time he would see Turre on the trip, but Turre showed up to the Nonpalidece concert and played with them on stage the next day.Turre also took Cervilla to the Saturday Night Live studio and introduced him to Elijah Brueggemann, the program’s musical director. Brueggemann has worked with one of Cervilla’s bands ever since. His collection of seashells includes shells from Portugal, Argentina and Puerto Rico, among other places. Iva Alvarado / The Tico TimesMasksCervillaa also has a private collection of masks. Several of them were gifts from Héctor Gordillo, a Mexican artist. Iva Alvarado / The Tico TimesThis mask was a special edition for an Infibeat concert: Iva Alvarado / The Tico TimesCervilla also adds new instruments to his collection every trip. They include exotic odds-and-ends that he tries to work into his musical production. Iva Alvarado / The Tico TimesPee-Pah!You can’t talk to Cervilla without talking about Pee-Pah!. It’s his personal sound factory that’s focused on design, visual arts, and advertising. Iva Alvarado / The Tico TimesThe project started when Cervilla worked for a video game company that needed sound effects. Since then, he’s made the sound branding of Sinart (Channel 13) and FID (International Design Festival). He’s also designed sounds for Chocofrutas, museums, documentaries, and more.Now Cervilla is working on a new album for Señor Loop, the new iteration of Infibeat that includes of Elijah Brueggemann and new Pee-Pah! projects. Cervilla says it’ll be released soon. Iva Alvarado / The Tico TimesOur Weekend Arts Spotlight is brought to you by the Jason Babchuk Gallery/W22 Galería.“Weekend Arts Spotlight” presents Sunday interviews with artists who are from, working in, or inspired by Costa Rica, ranging from writers and actors to dancers and musicians. Do you know of an artist we should consider, whether a long-time favorite or an up-and-comer? Email us at alex@ticotimes.net.Ivannia Alvarado is a communicator and inveterate traveler. Photography captured her world about a year ago; she found in this art the perfect medium to communicate, report, create awareness, but most of all, demonstrate that life’s not that bad if you can look at it. She also works in production and development of content related to culture and the city. Instagram: @ivacaminando. Facebook Comments Related posts:5 questions for Costa Rican writer Diego Delfino – ‘I got into what I’m passionate about’ 5 questions for English artist Jonathan Minshull 5 questions for Costa Rican artist Alejandro Villalobos Say hello to Priscilla Aguirre, the artist behind HolaLolalast_img read more

St Kitts Nevis Takes Off in 2019

first_imgDemand for St. Kitts & Nevis as a premier destination for travellers continues to rise, with air arrivals for the first two months of this year, posting a year-to-date increase of 15.3% system-wide as compared to the same period in 2018.Results are even better from North America, the destination’s largest source market, registering a year-to-date increase in air arrivals of 19.3% for January and February 2019 as compared to the same months in 2018. This continues the growth of airlift from major gateways in 2018, which increased over 2017 by 9.3% system-wide and reached a total of 153,364 air passenger arrivals for the full year, the highest number ever recorded in the destination’s history.“I am extremely pleased to see such strong increases in air passenger arrivals to our Federation for 2018 continuing into peak season 2019,” said Lindsay F P Grant, Minister of Tourism for St. Kitts & Nevis. “These numbers are a clear indication that we are gaining momentum towards reaching our goal of 150,000 stay-over visitors in the next few years.”“We redoubled our marketing efforts in the fourth quarter of last year specifically to support our additional peak season air service and these numbers demonstrate that we have achieved very successful results,” added Racquel Brown, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority. “With the milestone airlift arrivals recorded for 2018 and performance last year in the months of March and June nearing 30% growth over the same months in 2017, the significant growth measured so far in 2019 signals a rising demand for St. Kitts as a highly desirable travel destination, particularly from North America and for key events such as St. Kitts Music Festival. We will continue to employ this successful marketing formula as we strive to reach our goal of 150,000 stay-over guests by 2021 from our primary source markets of the U.S., Canada, UK and the Caribbean.”St. Kitts’ marketing strategy maintains a particular focus on reaching individuals who are a match with the geo-demographic lifestyle data of its target visitors in key gateway markets to support airlift year-round as well as marquee island events including St. Kitts Music Festival.last_img read more