Eight Leather Jackets to Get Right Now

first_img1. Cole Haan 2. River Island 3. Oak 4. The Kooples 5. H&M 6. Abercrombie & Fitch 7. Zara 8. Alpha Industries A Good Waxed Jacket Is the Best Jacket to Wear This Season Best Weekend Sales on Menswear and Gear: Huckberry, Allen Edmonds, J. Crew, and More The Peached Tortilla’s Fried Rice Recipe Is Just Plain Delicious Mezcal Unión Takes a People-First Approach to Making Spirits center_img The Best Gin Mixers to Have in Your Pantry at All Times Editors’ Recommendations When winter slams the country with enough snow to set records, it’s only natural to think you’re done with short-jacket dressing. But that’s not necessarily the case. Consider the leather jacket. Not only is it the one versatile layer that fills the wardrobe gap between heavy outerwear and a light blazer, it never goes out of style—even in warmer weather. Some of you are even lucky enough to live in more moderate climates and sport leather all year-round. What’s more, biker details look set to be an even bigger trend next season. Here, then, to help you get the most bang for your buck and the right style (this season the more aggressive the better, though we also say suede, shearling, varsity and black jackets are every bit on point) are eight affordable leather jackets to consider on this Cyber Monday. Wear them to work, the bar, on your day off or simply whenever your look demands a bit of a tough edge.1. Heritage moto look jacket in washed leather, Cole Haan, $359.95.2. Hoodie bomber, River Island, $150.3. Downtown look bomber, Oak, $390.4. Double-breasted jacket in suede, The Kooples, about $365. Also check US store locations.5. “Perfecto” style, H&M, $299.6. “Varsity” style, Abercrombie & Fitch, $300.7. Faux shearling-lined jacket, Zara, $118.30.8. Classic G-1 flight jacket, Alpha Industries, $365.Note: prices may in fact be lower because of Cyber Monday discounts. last_img read more

Key facts about retiring Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall

first_imgREGINA – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall announced Thursday he is retiring from politics after a decade in office. Here are a few key facts about the long-serving Saskatchewan politician:Age: 51Hometown and riding: Swift Current, Sask.Family: Wall and his wife Tami have a grown son, Colter, and two grown daughters, Megan and Faith. Colter has a budding country music career.Outside politics: Wall is a huge football fan and a booster of both the hometown Saskatchewan Roughriders and Oakland Raiders. He has done a segment called “Premier’s Picks” on Saskatchewan radio during Canadian Football League season. He’s also a classic car buff. Last year, he bought a white Cadillac convertible once owned by country music legend Waylon Jennings.Early career: In the 1980s, he worked in Ottawa in the office of Swift Current Tory MP Geoff Wilson. He returned to Saskatchewan and worked as a ministerial assistant in Grant Devine’s Progressive Conservative government. Wall was first elected as a member of the legislature in 1999, under the banner of the Saskatchewan party.As premier: Wall was first elected premier of Saskatchewan in November 2007. He won two more general elections with majority votes in 2011 and 2016.Notable moments: Wall has been a fierce critic of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax policy. He has also called for the suspension of the federal government’s plan to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees and has been a passionate advocate for pipeline projects.Quote: “This meeting is not worth the CO2 emissions it took for environment ministers to get there.” — Wall’s statement after Trudeau’s surprise announcement of a carbon tax whilst environment ministers were in a climate change meeting.last_img read more

Morocco Participates in Saudiled Coalition Against Houtis in Yemen

Rabat- Morocco has reportedly joined Saudi Arabia in its aerial bombardment of the Houthi rebels in Yemen by deploying six fighter jets, Al Arabiya news channel reported.The kingdom expressed “complete solidarity” to Saudi Arabia in its “Decisive Storm” military operation that started early Thursday targeting Houthi rebels, a Shia group supported by Iran, Al Arabiya said.With the exception of Oman, members of the Gulf States joined the Saudi-led coalition. The UAE contributed with 30 fighter jets, Bahrain 15, Kuwait 15, and Qatar 10. Non-Gulf states have also joined Saudi Arabia in its attempt to repel Houthi militias. Jordan deployed six fighter jets while Sudan supplied three.Al Arabiya said Egypt and Pakistan would also dispatch jet fighters and warships to take part in the military campaign.Saudi Arabia, which accuses Iran of providing support to the Houti rebels, reportedly deployed 150,000 soldiers, 100 fighter jets and navy units in Yemen after the internationally recognized Yemeni government appealed to the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) earlier this week to intervene in Yemen.According to Al Arabiya News Channel, the Royal Saudi Air Force took control over Yemen’s airspace early Thursday, and destroyed four Houthi jets and surface-to-air- (SAM) missiles.In addition to Arab states, US President Barack Obama authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence support to the campaign against Iran-backed Houthi rebels.The same source added that members of the Houthi militias’ high command were killed during the Saudi-led military campaign.The announcement of “Decisive Storm” was made on Wednesday evening by Abdel Bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States, who said that the military operations started at 7 pm EST time.The Saudi diplomat added other countries are joining forces with his country to “repel the Houthis, protect and defend the legitimate government” of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. read more

Reda Chami Says Morocco Needs Big Breaks to Achieve Development

Rabat – Ahmed Reda Chami, the newly-appointed president of Morocco’s Economic, Social, and Environmental Council (CESE), has stressed the need for fundamental ruptures to propel Morocco towards the prosperity and sustainability path preached in its new development model.Big breaksSpeaking yesterday at the national conference on taxation in Skhirat, a coastal town between Rabat and Casablanca, the new CESE president insisted on factoring in both Morocco’s achievements in the economic and financial domain as well as the persisting structural issues holding it back from achieving its full potential.According to Chami, although considerable—and some positive—changes have taken place in the Moroccan political and economic landscape in recent years, there are still some missing links in the development model. He spoke mostly about improving the taxation system and improving communication between the administration and citizens. In a talk titled “A New Fiscal System, Pillar of the New Development Model,” Chami laid the groundwork for what he called the “big breaks” from a number of bad, lingering financial habits negatively affecting the health of the Moroccan financial sector.To rise above its current state to achieve socio-economic prosperity and inclusiveness, Chami argued, Morocco needs a fundamental break from unhealthy fiscal and financial habits.“I want to insist on the necessity of making the big breaks, including in terms of taxation, needed to liberate our country’s growth potential,” Chami said.He went on to explain some of the reasons for the continuing fragility of the Moroccan economic infrastructure. Chami’s recipe for the big breaks includes: fighting against tax evasion, nurturing an investment-friendly business atmosphere, encouraging entrepreneurship and inventiveness, and putting an end to the prevailing rentier mentality in most Moroccan circles.The CESE president proposed a progressive taxation system ingrained in the fundamental notion that success and financial power should come with a higher degree of social responsibility.Chami’s idea is that the richer an individual or corporation gets, the more socially responsible they should be. The richer one is, the more one should contribute to the collective purse.Social trustAlso key in CESE’s fiscal recommendations are social solidarity, equality, and trust.According to Chami, no “paradigm change” is possible in a country hungry for socio-economic change without a culture of trust among citizens and between citizens and authorities. The suggestion is that most people will freely pay their taxes if they have zero doubt about whether the government will use collective money for its declared purpose.“We all want a taxation system that encourages innovation,” Chami explained. “I must insist on this point: Only though innovation will we escape from the trap of the so-called intermediate countries.”Returning to the pillar of his proposals—social trust—Chami said that what Morocco really needs for the much-expected leap forward is a working “confidence pact” between taxpayers and the government.Chami believes a pact that reinforce confidence in the country’s social fabric and government institutions will solve both negative fiscal and social habits that have been keeping development and economic prosperity at bay for most Moroccans.With a pact of confidence between citizens and the administration, Chami noted, the taxpayer will no longer perceive the authorities as ineffective and arbitrary, while the administration will stop seeing in every taxpayer a potential cheater.” read more

UN officials welcome formation of Iraqs new Government

“The Secretary-General wishes the new Government every success in confronting the enormous challenges facing Iraq,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement released in New York. “He hopes that the process of forming a broad-based and inclusive government will be completed as soon as possible, so that it will be able to quickly address the crucial issues of national reconciliation, security, the rule of law, respect for human rights, reconstruction and development.”The Secretary-General also paid tribute to the “courage and determination that the Iraqi people have shown despite the ongoing violence,” urging them to seize the opportunity offered by the successful establishment of a broad-based and inclusive Government, and come together to support it and build the foundations of a united, peaceful and prosperous Iraq.He reiterated the UN’s commitment “to fully support the new Government and the people of Iraq,” a pledge echoed by his Special Representative, Ashraf Qazi.In a statement released in Baghdad, Mr. Qazi voiced hope that all outstanding elements in the process of forming a broad-based and inclusive Government would be finished as soon as possible, urging Iraq’s political leaders to reach a speedy conclusion to this phase of the political process in order to help enable the country to tackle the many problems facing it.Filling the remaining posts was a critical part in ensuring a stable and coherent Government, he stressed, extending to Prime Minister Nuri Al-Mailiki the UN’s fullest support “in building the capacity of the new administration and encouraging a positive political discourse on national reconciliation and the constitutional review process.”Mr. Qazi said that the challenges facing the new Government, though daunting, were manageable if Iraq’s political, religious and communal leaders concentrated on upholding Iraq’s unity, stability while reducing the level of violence throughout the country. In his discussions with those involved in the Government formation, the envoy repeatedly urged them to use the process to achieve a fresh start. He voiced hope that this would demonstrate that the Government “wanted to undertake a major reconstruction of Iraq’s political and social fabric to the benefit of citizens and neighbours alike.”In addition, he said he hoped Iraq would “enjoy the trust and material support from investors inside and outside Iraq which it urgently needed in fulfilling its programme.”Mr. Qazi urged the incoming Government to take advantage of its new term of office to demonstrate its commitment to the highest international standards in promoting human rights, the rule of law and upholding the integrity of public administration. “Iraq’s citizens deserve nothing less and have every right to expect that competent, transparent government would yield improvements both in terms of public security and in the delivery of public services,” he said. read more

Fairfax Financial scraps bid for BlackBerry

by News Staff Posted Nov 4, 2013 6:57 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email blackberry|Fairfax Financial|Lenovo|Mike Lazaridis|potential bidders Fairfax Financial scraps bid for BlackBerry TORONTO – Another change of plans at BlackBerry puts one of the smartphone maker’s largest stakeholders in the driver’s seat to raise a billion dollars in hopes it can resuscitate the struggling company.The investment firm Fairfax Financial has scrapped plans to purchase BlackBerry outright, but will lead a group of investors to inject US$1 billion of funds into the Waterloo, Ont.-based company under new management.Among the changes, chief executive Thorsten Heins will exit the company with a hefty payout estimated at $22 million.The announcement Monday was a surprise, considering that Fairfax and others had been poring over BlackBerry’s financials to determine whether it was worth making an official bid for the company.Instead, the new plan extends the lifeline for a technology company that has struggled with an identity crisis, an eroding consumer base, money-losing operations and a failed search for an outside buyer.“It shows that their intellectual property is not worth much, it shows that their subscriber and cash flows are unpredictable, so it’s not a good company for private equity to buy,” said Mike Genovese, an analyst at MKM Partners.“They don’t need the money from Fairfax, but this deal is just to show Fairfax has confidence.”In an interview with The Associated Press, Fairfax president and CEO Prem Watsa said he worked with a consulting company that recommended against taking BlackBerry private with borrowed money.“To load this company with too much debt was not appropriate,” he said.“We probably could do it, but we decided not to add high-yield debt to the company’s structure.”Fairfax backed off completely on a leveraged buyout after getting the recommendation, even though five or six investors had been interested, Watsa said.Regardless of what happened behind closed doors, BlackBerry has never been in such a perilous position, partly because all that’s certain now is that new leaders will try to overcome years of massive setbacks.BlackBerry recently booked a second-quarter loss of US$965 million on the writedown of its sales flop, the BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen. Another US$400 million in charges will come before the end of May 2014, associated with the cost of laying off 4,500 employees, reworking of its smartphone lineup and changes to the company’s operations.New leadership from executive chairman and interim CEO John Chen is hoped to alter the course of BlackBerry. His past experience turning data management company Sybase back into a profitable company, and expanding its business into mobile devices, shows he is up to the challenge.The question remains whether his appointment is too little, too late. BlackBerry has endured backroom disputes over its direction, major delays in its most recent smartphone line, and mixed message on whether the devices were for business consumers or an attempt to grab a piece of the market from Apple and devices on the Android operating system.Investors weren’t impressed with the new direction, sending Blackberry shares to their lowest level since September 2012. The stock closed down 16.56 per cent, or $1.34, to $6.75 on the Toronto Stock Exchange and $1.28 to US$6.49 on the Nasdaq.“Other potential bidders have been inside the tent, nobody liked what they saw. Why should we?” wrote National Bank analyst Kris Thompson in a note to investors.“Investors should expect very poor operating results in the coming quarters (as well as) a declining subscriber base, falling shipments, enterprise defections, market share loss, etc.”Thompson yanked back his target price on BlackBerry shares to US$3 with “above average” risk, from its previous $9 target.Other changes in the boardroom include the ousting of longtime board of directors chair Barbara Stymiest, who received the lowest level of support from shareholders at the company’s annual meeting in July.Under the new plan, Watsa will make a return to BlackBerry’s board. He left, due to a conflict of interest, before the company held a strategic review in August.Watsa announced on Sept. 23 that Fairfax would lead a group that would pay US$9 per BlackBerry share — about $4.7 billion.The most visable change is the departure of CEO Heins, who will leave the company once the agreement is finalized. Earlier this year, BlackBerry agreed to a compensation package that would pay him $22 million if he was removed from his job at BlackBerry without a change of ownership.What remains uncertain is BlackBerry’s future. For now, the smartphones will stay on store shelves and Blackberry will report its financial results as a public company.One of the options is to shut down the handset business, although that would pull the plug on a business that is still generating money for the company.Another would be to try and monetize its BlackBerry Messenger platform, which recently expanded to availability on iPhones and Androids. Executives have said they aim to make money from advertisers on the app, though they weren’t entirely clear on how that would work.Several analysts say most of these are short-term fixes to what’s almost inevitable.“We now believe a breakup is more likely than an outright sale,” wrote Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley.“In the interim, we believe BlackBerry’s fundamentals will continue to deteriorate over a longer public sale process under new management.”The new plan is for Fairfax to lead a group that will buy US$1 billion of convertible debt — a type of security that will pays six per cent interest annually but can be converted into BlackBerry shares if they rise above US$10.Carmi Levy, an independent tech analyst, said Monday’s announcement wasn’t the end of a possible BlackBerry sale, but that this path was clearly not what the company hoped for when it put itself on the block.“It would have been so much simpler for them to just accept a cheque from a large suitor and be bought out,” said Levy.“They already admitted a year and a half ago they couldn’t go it alone; now they have to go it alone. There’s no good news in this story at this point. It adds an additional layer of challenge to a company that didn’t need it.” read more

Photographer will speak on living creatively

Freeman Patterson will give an open talk at Brock on Nov. 4.One of Canada’s leading photographers and visual design artists, Freeman Patterson, will be at Brock next week to talk about living creatively.Patterson will present “The Call of Creativity” to students, faculty, staff and community members on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the David S. Howes Theatre. This event is free and open to everyone.“This presentation is applicable and interesting to everyone, especially at Brock where we emphasize and encourage students, faculty and staff to develop both sides of their brain,” said Education Professor Sharon Abbey, who is organizing the event. “Mr. Patterson receives hundreds of invitations a year to make appearances across Canada and around the world. We are particularly honoured that he has chosen Brock as part of his tour this year.”Abbey has been a student of Patterson’s on two occasions.“I have taken two photography courses from Mr. Patterson and I find him to be one of the most transformational teachers that I have ever worked with,” she said. “He is reflective and very sensitive to the world around him. I’m sure everyone will be inspired by his presentation.”In his presentation, Patterson will focus on his own experiences to describe how creativity is a natural gift that becomes a part of day-to-day life.Patterson was dean of religious studies at Alberta College, Edmonton, in the early 1960s when he began to actively work in photography. He was appointed to the Order of Canada in 1985. In 2001, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for the North American Nature Photography Association and in 2003 the Miller Britten Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts.For more information, visit freemanpatterson.comThis presentation is sponsored by the Faculty of Education and the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Faculty of Humanities. read more

Does the rest of the world want whats best for us or

first_img“Does the rest of the world want what’s best for us, or what’s best for them?”: The US election in Dublin, California In this Dublin, it’s what comes after the US election that worries people. There are people here who are passionate for Trump – they think he is speaking their language.So who’s going to win? Abe won’t say but he gives us this:“As a Stanford-trained engineer, I would take the polls with a grain of salt.”This is going to be a lot closer than people think. But I can’t say that major change is coming. It’s not even clear to me that a president acting on his own can really even make such major changes.* Both Steven and Kevin are pseudonyms – given the divisive nature of the election both asked not to be made identifiableRead: Man who defaced Trump’s Hollywood star with a sledgehammer arrestedRead: Mike Pence’s plane slides off runway in New York Short URL Oct 30th 2016, 9:00 PM From bona fide swing states like Ohio to traditionally deep-red Texas, Dubliners across America are entering the final days of one of the most divisive general election campaigns in living memory. As part of a series on the race for the White House, TheJournal.ie has been talking to Clinton voters, Trump supporters, and independents in a range of time-zones between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts in recent days.Why ‘Dublins’? We could just have easily have picked ‘Springfields’ or ‘Madisons’ but we are, after all, an Irish website – and many of the towns we chose to focus on have a strong Irish heritage. Add to that, if your peruse any list of communities called ‘Dublin’ in the US, you’ll find everything from booming Silicon Valley suburbs to industrial towns off Georgian highways. Here’s the first piece in the series – there’s more to come tomorrow, and over the next week.DUBLIN, CALIFORNIA, IS a little different from the other Dublins TheJournal.ie has investigated as part of our series on the US election (more of those to come).For starters, California is a dyed-in-the-wool blue state – it has voted Democratic in every election since 1988, and currently the polls have Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump by about 26 points with under two weeks to go until polling day.Understandably, both candidates have effectively given up campaigning in the state – one way or the other California will vote Democrat, and they both know it. But that doesn’t mean California isn’t important.With 55 electoral college votes, the state accounts for more than 10% of the votes available. There’s no escaping it – California matters.But the state, and certainly the Bay Area in which Dublin is situated, is far from impoverished.The concerns of feeling left behind as manufacturing rust belt towns die a slow death are far from the minds of Bay-region Californians. In fact, if blue-collar angst and anger is one of the main focuses of this election, Dublin is not where you’ll find it – over 90% of people employed  here are in white-collar jobs.Silicon Valley is here – the tech centre for the planet. Facebook, Google, Apple, they’re all present and correct. Very wealthy and very well-educated people are the demographic (Dublin, as well as being next door to a major wine-producing region in Livermore, functions as a satellite town for the Valley).People here are more worried about climate change, legalising marijuana, banning the death penalty, the cost of living, and (especially) the price of property (which is sky-high) than they are about factories closing down and American jobs being lost to immigration.But don’t let that fool you. A lot of people here will still vote for Trump.In shockSituated about 35 miles east of San Francisco, Dublin is home to about 55,000 people. There are a number of large employers in the city itself, but most people work in the Valley to the west (in case you’re wondering, the city’s sister town on these shores is Bray, Co Wicklow).The city does in fact have the third-highest proportion of registered Republican voters in its county (Alameda). But – this is California after all – there are still over twice as many registered Democrats as Republicans in the town.As a candidate, Hillary Clinton has something of a bye in California. The question is – what do the townspeople make of Trump? Dublin public library Source: Wikimedia Commons“I think everyone is just in shock at this stage,” journalist Autumn Johnson (with local website Patch.com) tells TheJournal.ie.While she won’t say how she thinks the election will go (“I don’t know if we’re a Trump or Clinton city, people here are more interested in local issues”), Autumn does acknowledge that the situation is polarised.“Oh it’s definitely polarised, I don’t think anyone here has ever seen an election like this in their lifetime,” she says.People are in shock for different reasons.Her reluctance to give a firm forecast as to the outcome is perhaps understandable. This is the ultimate election where a sting could be in the tail – given the divisiveness of the two candidates, it’s likely the case that many voters aren’t being entirely truthful with pollsters as to their voting intentions.City councilDublin is run by a city council with an elected mayor and vice mayor, both of whom gave us their thoughts on the election.“Certainly here many people support Clinton,” says City Mayor David Haubert, a Republican.California is overwhelmingly Democrat – Trump hasn’t even campaigned here except to raise funds from those who do support him.Haubert says Clinton is “a safe bet, lots of government experience and more likeable”.Still, Trump has a lot of underground support, meaning people who like his message but are afraid to openly admit it. It’s true that the rest of the world wants Clinton to be elected. 22,360 Views By Cianan Brennan DisgustedLocal man Brian Petoletti exhibits no such caginess.Aged 53, Brian’s a tournament director with the All Pro Tour, a local professional golf mini-tour. He’s lived in Dublin for 40 years, and is another registered independent who has voted both Democrat and Republican in the past. He is unapologetically voting Clinton. What does he make of the divisive nature (to put it mildly) of the presidential race?“People are just disgusted and appalled with how this has gone,” is the answer. “I’ve never seen anything to this level of disgust. It’s the most awful election of any sort in anyone I know’s lifetime.”We’ve lost our way as a country. There was a time when our focus was to gain knowledge, to learn all we could. Now we’re just ‘I’m right, you’re wrong’ all the time. Education means nothing, it comes down to who’s the most popular.Brian sees Trump’s appeal as being the quintessential outsider. Brian Petoletti“Look, everyone is sick of Congress and their inability to make a decision. Like Mitch McConnell (Republican majority leader in the US Senate) was frank about it when Obama came in, ‘we’re not going to approve anything he wants to do’.That leads to the Tea Party. Then Trump comes along, he represents a smart businessman who’s from the outside. People who are for him think he’ll make a change we haven’t had for a while.“But then he starts talking and people are blown away by how he handles himself. People hate how he talks and acts,” he adds.Brian may be independent, but his ideas are poles apart from those espoused by Trump – he wants more immigration, not less, for starters:“There’s politics around people coming here and supposedly taking the so-called ‘good’ jobs. The problem is these people are often better-educated and smarter. That’s just reality.”So who will win the whole thing?I think Clinton will win, and she’ll win heavily. I think the Democrats will take back the Senate and possibly even the House (of Representatives). And in theory that means they’ll be able to get more done.Vile28-year-old Steven* meanwhile works in a local winery in nearby Livermore and lives in Dublin.He’s from San Francisco. He doesn’t like Trump or what he represents one bit, but what he finds more worrying is what the billionaire demagogue may have started.“I do not know of any person in my social circle that has a positive view of Trump,” he says. Source: Twitter/LivermoreBlogHe is the living, breathing embodiment of all the worst things in American culture: a hyper-capitalist, a misogynist, and a racist loudmouth. He seems entirely propelled by ego which makes it seem likely that he would not accept the election result and I cannot overstate how worrisome that is.Steven sees Trump as a natural side-effect of “the Republicans embracing slash and burn politics” following a chastening experience in the 2008 election. “In order to regain power they went for obstructionism. That’s not even speculation, it’s been explicitly stated by Mitch McConnell.”Every country has an extremist element – for us with our racial history the most ‘popular’ is white nationalism. When I was a kid, thinking those things was social taboo. But with Trump, the rise of the far right has become legitimised because it provides easy answers to hard questions. ‘It’s all immigrants’ fault’.The rust belt states are “nostalgic for the days of plentiful easy and well-paying jobs” he says.But what Californians care most about is “the cost of living and affordable housing”.“So many people are moving into Californian cities that property values have skyrocketed. A lot of my friends that I grew up with have moved to other cheaper cities in different states as the idea of buying a house here is laughable,” Steven says.Not that it’ll make a difference come the election on 8 November.“I am 100% certain, unless the Russian’s manage to hack the entire election, that Trump will not be elected. Certainly there is no way he’s winning this state.”But what comes after Trump is anyone’s guess.The Irish AngleGiving an Irish angle to the election in Dublin is Wicklow-native Kevin*, a 32-year-old IT professional in the east Bay area. He’s lived in Dublin for the past year.“It’s pretty diverse here, it’s a nice town to live in, very friendly people, and a good mix of cultures,” he says. “Given it’s a Democrat stronghold, you wouldn’t expect too much diversity of opinion though, where the election is concerned.”As has been the case with most of those we spoke to, Hillary Clinton seems to be a political afterthought (one wonders how she would have found the race if she had faced someone in any way less divisive).“The number one thing when it comes to politics here is Donald Trump,” Kevin says.All the things he says and does. You never hear anyone evaluating the candidates based on their policies or plans. I’m sure it could be different in other parts of the country, but that certainly seems to be the case here.Kevin does know of “a couple” of people who are planning to vote for Trump, though “there could be a lot more who just don’t want to broadcast it”. West Dublin / Pleasanton BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station Source: Eric Fischer“People just don’t seem to trust Hillary Clinton, and openly dislike her, even people who wouldn’t dream of voting for Trump. I don’t really know why this is. But it’s not uncommon to hear her referred to as a ‘crook’ in public.”For Kevin, the fact that Trump’s many campaign gaffes haven’t hurt his core support that much is more a sign of an inherent distrust of politicians in the America of today.“When he speaks his mind he seems to appeal to people, regardless of how offensive it may be,” he says. “My understanding is that he can’t win however, because things are going so badly for him in the swing states.”But does the rise of Trump mean that ‘change’ is coming? No matter what guise it may take?“That’s a very hard question to answer because things are very different in the Bay area as distinct from the rust belt states. Radical change appeals to people there because they’ve felt neglected for so long. After Brexit though, well I guess anything’s possible.”For the moment people are just tired of this whole election. It’s been going on for a year and a half, and the coverage is just endless. But then a lot of us wonder if what the rest of the world wants is what’s best for us, or what’s best for the rest of the world.“Round here we don’t have much controversy, we’re more homogeneous,” says Vice Mayor Abe Gupta. Abe, a registered independent, is very eloquent, but not someone who gives away his own feelings easily. Abe Gupta Source: Arounddublinblog.com“The area will probably go heavily for Mrs Clinton,” he says. “There’s a lot of talk about job losses around the country, about jobs going to China and the like, but we have a robust economy here right now.”He agrees with Haubert that the candidates have effectively given up California as a foregone conclusion.“Trump did make one visit to the state, but at this stage both candidates are just using us as an ATM machine of sorts – we’ve some very wealthy folks who support either candidate.”The phenomenon of Trump is one that he finds “very interesting”. “He’s tapped into a resentment out there against changes going on, against globalisation,” he says.He’s tapped into that and it’s hit home. It’s like Brexit, the same kind of underdog mentality – ‘we’re not going to let the corporations tell us what to do’. http://jrnl.ie/3046933 Share67 Tweet Email2 Sunday 30 Oct 2016, 9:00 PM 59 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

There is an urgency to this The government wants to double Irelands

first_img‘There is an urgency to this’: The government wants to double Ireland’s ‘global footprint’ by 2025 The government launched its Global Ireland plan today. Share114 Tweet Email1 Monday 11 Jun 2018, 12:53 PM Jun 11th 2018, 12:53 PM THE GOVERNMENT HAS announced a series of new embassies, cultural programmes and other measures aimed at significantly increasing Ireland’s international outlook and impact over the next seven years.The measures are outlined in the new plan – Global Ireland – Ireland’s Global Footprint to 2025 – which was launched by the government this morning.An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was joined by Tánaiste Simon Coveney as well as a number of government ministers in announcing the plan.Speaking at the launch today, Varadkar said that the purpose of the plan was to double Ireland’s global footprint in the coming years.Varadkar said that there was “an urgency to this, and the reasons are self-evident”.He said technological advancements and geopolitical shifts were driving change across the world, and trade was experiencing a moment of turbulence, while closer to home the UK was planning to leave the EU.“The challenges we face demand comprehensive multilateral responses,” the Taoiseach said. 10,850 Views 31 Comments By Cormac Fitzgerald Short URLcenter_img It is the only way to make a significant difference on issues such as climate change, security, taxation in the new digital world and migration.New missions As part of the announcement today, Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said seven new diplomatic Missions will be opening in countries across the globe.These include three new embassies – in Kiev in Ukraine, Rabat in Morocco and Manila in the Philippines.As well as these, Coveney announced the opening of consulates in Cardiff in Wales, Frankfurt in Germany and a Consulate General in Wales.These follow on from the announcement of the opening of six new offices – embassies in Chile, Colombia, Jordan and New Zealand, and Consulates General in Vancouver and Mumbai last autumn.“These increased resources abroad will help Ireland play our full role in addressing global challenges, while also meeting our moral obligations as global citizens,” said Coveney.Overseas AidThe government also said it was reaffirming its commitment that it would provide 0.7% of the country’s gross national income (GNI) to development assistance by 2030.In doing this, it will publish a White Paper on International Development which will outline plans and proposals for Ireland to increase its presence and impact in countries where it is targeting its overseas development assistance.Ireland will also launch its bid in July to join the UN Security Council for the years 2021-2022.“If successful, this will place Ireland at the heart of UN decision-making on matters of vital importance, including international peace, security and development,” plan states.Other measures of the plan include increasing awareness internationally of Ireland’s culture and heritage and enhancing the country’s “digital footprint”.You can view the plan here Pictured (l to r): Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Heather Humphreys, and Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee, as they launched the plan today. Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie Pictured (l to r): Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation Heather Humphreys, and Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee, as they launched the plan today. As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: http://jrnl.ie/4064244 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Vaccine on the cards for diabetes

first_imgMelbourne researchers are a step closer to developing a vaccine for Type 1 diabetes. They are testing a nasal vaccine that could potentially prevent the onset of the disease. A study conducted by the Walter and Eliza Hall Institude, included 52 adults with early signs of the disease, who were given either the nasal spray or placebo.“The results showed that the vaccine allowed the immune system to restore immune tolerance to insulin,” said the Institute’s Professor Len Harrison in a statement. “When subsequently given insulin by injection, the participants who had received the nasal insulin vaccine were found to be desensitised to insulin.” Type 1 diabetes occurs when a person’s own immune system attacks insulin-producing cells in the pancreas which leads to a lack of insulin, causing some serious health issues. The vaccine would train the body’s immune system not to attack insulin and, because it is delivered nasally, it can bypass the gut, which would break down the insulin and render it ineffective. Harrison added that if successful for Type 1 diabetes, the vaccine could also be tested for other autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Earth is Remarkably Safe from Cosmic Catastrophe

first_imgStay on target In his earlier days, Neil deGrasse Tyson traveled cautioned that life on Earth was fragile, posting any number of stellar and cosmic phenomena that could do us all in. But a new report suggests that it might be a lot tougher than we thought to kill everything on the planet. Humans are a lot more vulnerable, but unless something horrific happens, we should be alright.Researchers started by asking just how much energy you’d need to kill… y’know, all life.“They’ve taken a grand question—how resilient is life?—and turned [it] into a well-posed calculation, by focusing on the energy required to boil Earth’s oceans,” Princeton-based exoplanets expert, Joshua Winn told Science Mag. “It’s an awful lot of energy.”To figure all this up, researchers looked at how much juice you’d need to boil all the water on Earth. And it’s a staggering figure — 6 x 10^26 joules, in fact. Besides the Sun, which regularly tosses around solar flares with about one tenth that amount of energy, there isn’t a lot we have to worry about, the researchers conclude.There are some asteroids in the solar system that, if they hit, would be able to deliver that, but none of them are anywhere near us. Plus, these things aren’t small. Vesta, one of the rocks big enough to really mess with the planet, is over 300 miles across. Even in a void as large as the solar system, pebbles that big aren’t too hard to spot.Gamma ray bursts from supernovae are another possible concern, but for those to fry everything they’d have to be stupendously close — a mere fraction of a light-year away. Plus, gamma ray bursts tend to form in two directed jets that shoot out from their stellar corpse. So not only would it have to be close, it’d have to be pointed directly at us.Life, as the great Goldbloom would say, finds a way.Now… as far as modern human standards of living are concerned, things are way, way different. A good solar flare (as hinted above) would more than do the job. Again, these kinds of events are rare, and also not often pointed at us. But we have very few ways to predict them, and we have effectively zero defense beyond the ozone layer. Turns out having a nuclear reactor that’s nearly half a million miles across in our stellar backyard comes with a few risks. Oh well.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendHubble Captures Saturn’s ‘Phonograph Record’ Ring System last_img read more

Follow This Sega CD Games Twitter

first_img Follow This: King of the Hill Screens (Twitter)Follow This: Stop Skeletons From Fighting (YouTube) You don’t have enough useful or funny feeds clogging your social media. We’re here to change that. Welcome to Geek.com’s Follow This, a weekly highlight of feeds and channels you should be following.The Sega CD is one of the unsung heroes of 90s video game consoles. After all, it brought us Night Trap and Sewer Shark, and for some fans the frankly overrated Sonic CD (come at me, nerds!). Its position as a Sega Genesis/Mega Drive add-on means a lot of consumers were confused by it, and it didn’t catch on. That means a lot of gamers in the 90s missed out on some amazing CD-based games, like Proud Dad, Class President, and Sonic Contemplates His Dual Life as a Savior of Animals and Devourer of Chili Dogs. If you haven’t heard of these games, then you don’t follow Sega CD Games on Twitter.This is a parody account that’s really committed to the bit of fictional Sega CD games that apparently come from the same universe Clickhole works from. It’s amazing, and unsettling, and hilarious. You probably wouldn’t expect to find dadaist genius in fake video game box art, but look at this:Then there was Creamcast week, when Sega CD Games took a break from highlighting Sega CD Games to show cream-related video game products, including the titular cream-filled Creamcast (“Because the Dreamcast was a giant mistake”).Sega CD Games currently has less than 50,000 followers, and it should have a thousand times that. More people are finding out unfortunate things about Mario Kart characters than discovering the strategic gameplay of Stilth: Stealth on Stilts. That should change.I wish at least some of these games were real. Not to play them, but to be comforted by their existence. The land of video games is lesser for not ever truly getting Kevin Could Use a Win or Dookie Heist.If you want some more great things to follow, Stop Skeletons From Fighting makes fascinating videos about games, and Wheel of Fortune Answers will make you rethink how you solve word puzzles. Of course, as always, everything by our own K. Thor Jensen will entertain and horrify you.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Karnataka government on brink of collapse

first_imgBengaluru: The JD-S-Congress government in Karnataka was on the brink of a collapse on Monday as an Independent legislator resigned from the Cabinet and withdrew his support to the ruling coalition, which has already been hit by the resignations by over a dozen MLAs of the two parties. The resignation by Minister for Small Scale Industries H Nagesh came even as the Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular were making hectic efforts to save their 13-month-old alliance government. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us As part of the effort, the two parties asked all their ministers to resign to pave the way for reconstitution of the Cabinet to accommodate the disgruntled and rebel MLAs. All 22 Congress and 9 JD-S ministers subsequently submitted their resignations. Most of the Congress MLAs, who resigned on Saturday last, have left Karnataka and lodged themselves in Mumbai. The rebel MLAs, sources said, were likely to fly back to Bengaluru on Tuesday to meet the Speaker and insist on their resignations being accepted and have ruled out changing their decision to quit. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Before the resignations, the ruling coalition had 118 MLAs, five more than the required majority mark of 113 in the 225-member Assembly. They included 78 MLAs of the Congress (excluding the Speaker), 37 of the JD-S, one each from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and regional outfit Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janata Party (KPJP) and an Independent. Advertise With Us “I have this day, tendered my resignation from the council of ministers, headed by (Chief Minister) H D Kumaraswamy,” said Nagesh, an Independent MLA from the Mulbagal (SC) Assembly constituency, in a letter to Governor Vajubhai Vala. Nagesh, who handed over the letter to Vala at Raj Bhavan, also mentioned that he was withdrawing his support to the government. “I would by this letter, inform your good self that I withdraw my support to the government, headed by Kumaraswamy,” he wrote. The 34-member ministry had 22 ministers from the Congress, 10 from Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) and one each from Karnataka Pragnyavantha Janatha Party (KPJP) and Independent. This deepens the woes of the ruling coalition for which trouble started on Saturday when 10 Congress and three JD-S MLAs resigned from the Assembly, expressing lack of confidence in the government. However, Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar is yet to decide on these resignations. Nagesh’s resignation comes barely a month after he was inducted into the Cabinet, along with R Shankar of the regional party KPJP (Karnataka Pragyavantara Janata Paksha) to ensure their support to his fledgling government facing revolt from a dozen Congress rebel legislators since December. Shankar, who is Municipalities Minister, also tendered his resignation letter to Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah along with 20 other Congress ministers to pave way for a dozen of its rebels from withdrawing their resignations and making them ministers to save the coalition government from collapsing ahead of the 10-day monsoon session of the state legislature from July 12. This is the second time Nagesh and Shankar, who represents the Rannebennur Assembly segment, have withdrawn support to the coalition government. They earlier did so on January 15 after being dropped from the ministry on December 22 in a minor Cabinet reshuffle-cum-expansion to ensure the government’s stability. The Congress accused the BJP of wrecking its government in Karnataka. “BJP’s national leaders are behind this political crisis in the state. They do not want any government or any opposition party to rule in any state. They are destroying democracy,” Congress MLA D K Suresh told reporters. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in New Delhi were quick to retort. “The BJP has nothing to do with the political crisis in Karnataka,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in Parliament.last_img read more

RINL CMD PK Rath inaugurates Coke Oven Battery5 in Vizag

first_imgVisakhapatnam: RINL CMD PK Rath launched multi-project commissioning activities of new Coke Oven Battery–5 project complex i.e heating up of Battery-5 on Wednesday. He inaugurated the pumping operations from KBR2, retail outlet at Peda Gantyada and commissioning of LPG 2 plant in the presence of directors and senior officials.Addressing the gathering, Rath congratulated the team involved in battery project and emphasised the importance of commissioning of battery as per schedule and exhorted them to achieve the same with strict adherence to safety standards. He requested them to show team spirit and commitment to complete COB-5 project as well. Later, he lauded the efforts made by those involved for pumping operations from Kaniti Balancing Reservoir 2 (KBR2). The battery charging will be taken after attaining required temperature, which will take about three months. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us The COB-5 was constructed along with the existing batteries at an estimated cost of Rs 2,500 crore with a production capacity of 8.40 lakh tonnes of blast furnace grade coke per year, one of the key raw materials for hot metal production. Kaniti Balancing Reservoir-2 has been built to provide additional water storage facility to cater to the enhanced levels of production. It is built by L&T under the consultancy of WAPCOS. The capacity of the reservoir is about 12.32 million cubic meters (0.5 TMC) and built at the cost of Rs 465.85 crore. There are four pumps and capacity of each pump is 4,500 cubic meter per hour. With this, the reservoir water storage capacity has increased to 65 days at 7.3 Mtpa liquid steel production level.last_img read more

PNB fraud case Nirav Modi to appear for hearing via videolink from

first_imgNirva Modi during the inauguration of Nirav Modi Jewellry shop in Mumbai on March 14, 2015.IANSThe remand hearing of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi will be held via videolink from prison before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Thursday. The hearing will be his first appearance after his bail application was rejected for the fourth time by the Royal Courts of Justice in London on June 12. Nirav Modi is wanted for the Rs 13,400 crore Punjab National Bank scam by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).Justice Ingrid Simler had commented on the strong design of Nirav Modi’s legal team in the last hearing. She concluded that reasonable evidence, such as the increasing value of cash securities offered to avail bail (from £500,000 to £2 million) and other influences, suggest that he may not surrender to Indian officials.The case edged forward after Judge Emma Arbuthnot directed the Indian government on May 30 to confirm which prison Nirav Modi will be held in if he is extradited to India, reported PTI. Since his arrest in March, the 48-year-old has lodged at Wandsworth prison in London.The recent developments include the July 11 deadline given to the UK Crown Prosecution Services (CPS) representing the Indian government. The next case management hearing is scheduled for July 29. A timeline for the extradition is also expected to be announced, reported PTI.last_img read more

Coloured denims Get the style right

first_imgGet experimental with denims and choose a coloured pair to stand out. But ensure you choose one which flatters your body type and which looks suitable for the place you may be heading to, suggest experts. 4Wear the jeans that flatter your body type. Coloured jeans like normal blue jeans come in various fits – skinny, straight, regular. Choose the one that suits your body type.4Wear a neutral colour on top like white, grey or ecru if you are wearing a bright coloured jeans. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf4If you are wearing a printed shirt or t-shirt, keep it low-key and not too contrasting with the colour of jeans.4Do not dress in a single colour tone from top to bottom4Do not wash coloured jeans in hot water. Also turn them inside out before washing in cold water to preserve the colour and make it last longer.Stylists believe coloured jeans are a great alternative to your usual blue pair and can be dressed up or dressed down to suit the occasion.Along with the pastel shades of yellow, khaki, baby blue and mauve, the shades of wine, plum, rust, burnt orange and deep green are the substitutes of indigo. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTips on buying jeans:Good fit: When buying jeans, the first and most important tip is to make a note of your waist size and trouser inseam length. A good jeans should fit securely around your waist, while providing enough ease for you to move around easily in. This is really something you will realise when you slip them on.Colour: Colour plays a key role in this product and selecting the right colour is of most importance. What to pair it with, whether a shirt, polo t-shirt or a casual tee and what will be the occasion – work/office, casual and street, or any other occasion are the questions one needs to answer while looking for colour. Also while selecting the colour, one’s body type and what looks good should be given consideration.Style: When you choose to buy a pair of coloured jeans, it isn’t just about fit, it is also about how the product looks and feels aesthetically. Design and styling plays an important role here. Sometimes, classics with minimal details are the best bet.Quality: To ensure you don’t waste money, make sure you take a good look at the quality of the jeans you are considering to buy. Coloured denims sometimes are not even when dyeing. Check for any uneven and patchy dye stain. You want to look at the seams, pockets, zips and buttons to make sure they are well made and will last a good few years.Fly closure: While trying a pair of jeans , one should always check the fly closure, if it is a zipper or button closure. Zipper is easier to operate and hassle-free while there are chances of its malfunction. Buttons are more durable as fastners but are difficult to close and open on frequent basis. It is a personal choice, and should be taken into consideration while picking your favourite pair of coloured jeans.last_img read more

General Transportation Market Appreciable Impact in Near Future 2019–2025

first_imgGeneral transportation industry comprises companies, establishments, corporations and agencies that primarily operate in regional and local passenger transportation systems with regular routes and fixed schedules. They are buses, trams, trains, and metros of that kind. Since an important urban infrastructure serves and helps most people living there, the urban General transportation system includes public buses, electric buses, subways, taxis, auto rickshaws, ferries and other public transport vehicles. The mission of public transportation reflects its important position in a complex transportation network. Public transportation has the potential to provide low-cost and safety mobility to citizens, to facilitate a healthy environment and strong metropolitan areas by reducing traffic congestion and pollution. The rapid rate of economic reform has been accompanied accelerated urbanization which is adding to the challenges facing the urban public transportation sector. The Global General Transportation Market is gaining pace and businesses have started understanding the benefits of analytics in the present day highly dynamic business environment. The market has witnessed several important developments over the past few years, with mounting volumes of business data and the shift from traditional data analysis platforms to self-service business analytics being some of the most prominent ones. By Market Players: Deutsche Post DHL, United Parcel Service, FedEx, Japan Post Holdings, DB Schenker We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us. The report includes an analysis of the growth rate of every segment with the help of charts and tables. In addition, the market across various regions is analyzed in the report, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The report manifests the growth trends and future opportunities in every region. The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the General Transportation industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the General Transportation industry, followed by industry news and policies. The report begins with a brief introduction and market overview, in which the General Transportation industry is first defined before estimating its market scope and size. Next, the report elaborates on the market scope and market size estimation. This is followed by an overview of the market segmentations such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities are listed for the General Transportation industry, followed by industry news and policies. For the future period, sound forecasts on market value and volume are offered for each type and application. In the same period, the report also provides a detailed analysis of market value and consumption for each region. These insights are helpful in devising strategies for the future and take necessary steps. New project investment feasibility analysis and SWOT analysis are offered along with insights on industry barriers. Research findings and conclusions are mentioned at the end. Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3196230?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil Inquire for Discount @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3196230?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=Anil About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers 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. Table of Contents Chapter 1 Executive Summary Chapter 2 Abbreviation and Acronyms Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Market Landscape Chapter 5 Market Trend Analysis Chapter 6 Industry Chain Analysis Chapter 7 Latest Market Dynamics Chapter 8 Trading Analysis Chapter 9 Historical and Current General Transportation in North America (2019-2024) Chapter 10 Historical and Current General Transportation in South America (2019-2024) Chapter 11 Historical and Current General Transportation in Asia & Pacific (2019-2024) Chapter 12 Historical and Current General Transportation in Europe (2019-2024) Chapter 13 Historical and Current General Transportation in MEA (2019-2024) Chapter 14 Summary for Global General Transportation (2019-2024) Chapter 15 Global General Transportation Forecast (2019-2024) Chapter 16 Analysis of Global Key Vendors Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 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

Sun sand waves dog bliss

first_imgRelated posts:PHOTOS: Celebrating independence in Limón It’s not a proper Costa Rican outdoors adventure unless you’re teetering on a bridge Ocean-gazing under the dome Costa Rica dreamin’ May your Sunday bring you as much happiness as this dog is experiencing in the surf. (OK, maybe half as much; it’s hard to compete with dog happiness.) Read more about Costa Ricans and their furry friendshere.Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay  series? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to kstanley@ticotimes.net. We’d love to see the sights with you. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Jamaicas Half Moon resort has introduced its Ulti

first_imgJamaica’s Half Moon resort has introduced its Ultimate Yoga Escape package, which includes:*Two 60-minute Yoga Classes daily*Consultation with the resort’s Spa Elder (a master therapist versed in the art of using indigenous herbs and botanicals to create custom treatments and remedies)*A personalized massage at Fern Tree Spa*A rafting trip down the nearby Martha Brae River*A Half Moon Eco-Tour*and moreLed by instructor Gabriel Lindsay, yogis will be taken through Iyengar Yoga, which emphasizes the development of strength, stamina, flexibility and balance as well as concentration and meditation. Participants in the program will learn the benefits of postures, receive special programs for their individual needs and deepen their yoga practice.From January 5th – April 15th rates start at $900 for a Superior Room for double occupancy and $605 for single occupancy.From April 16th – December 14th rates start at $750 for a Superior Room for double occupancy and $455 for single occupancy.www.halfmoon.comlast_img read more