Alberta to fight for full value of its natural gas

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. – The Province of Alberta is fighting for the full value of its natural gas.The Alberta Government announced that is creating a Liquefied Natural Gas Investment Team to work directly with the industry on reducing barriers for securing final investment decisions on export projects that will increase the value of natural gas resources.This announcement comes after a key recommendation of Alberta’s Natural Gas Advisory Panel, appointed in May 2018 to provide advice to the Minister of Energy on short and medium-term actions Alberta can take to address persistently undervalued natural gas and extreme price volatility due to transmission, storage and market access challenges. Alberta Minister of Energy, Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, says the Province needed to come up with a way of raising the value of Alberta’s oil and natural gas.“Whether we’re talking about oil or natural gas, the details are different but the story is the same. Albertans are getting pennies on the dollar because we can’t get our resources to international markets, and our biggest customer has become our biggest competitor. We can’t sit on the fence like previous governments did. We must take the bull by the horns and fight for the full value of our natural gas.”The Investment Team will consist of five members that will advise and work with the industry on getting more value for natural gas.The Investment Team is part of a broader made-in-Alberta oil and gas strategy that includes the aggressive expansion of energy upgrading opportunities within the province as the government takes short-term action to address the oil price differential crisis.last_img read more

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UNbacked fund to fight AIDS TB malaria approves nearly 850 million in

The United Nations-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today approved its sixth round of grants since it was established in 2002, committing $847 million to 85 projects in 63 countries, bringing its total commitments to $6.6 billion.Overall the Fund, set up on Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s initiative, has made more than 460 grants in 136 countries.“Millions of people around the world have been reached with life-saving services through Global Fund financing,” Global Fund Executive Director Richard Feachem said in Guatemala City, where the Fund’s Board met.“These additional commitments will build on that progress and enable us to reach many more of those still in need. We are grateful to the Global Fund’s many generous donors who made the approval of these new grants possible,” he added of the new grants, nearly half of which goes to Africa. Over a five year period, the grants will support provision of life-extending antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to 200,000 people with AIDS, the effective treatment of nearly 400,000 people infected with TB, and the distribution of 11.5 million insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria, among many other important interventions.In addition, significant new investments will be made in the treatment of the growing epidemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), with roughly 8,500 patients expected to be treated over five years, a major increase over current global treatment levels.“This is a great development for the Global Fund and the world’s fight against AIDS, TB and malaria. These grants will provide vital additional assistance to countries and communities around the world,” the Chair of the Global Fund’s Board, Carol Jacobs, said. After Africa, the remaining amount is to be distributed among other regions experiencing large or rapidly growing burdens of the diseases, including Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean.Just over half of the grants will go to fight HIV/AIDS, while the other half is evenly divided between TB and malaria. To date, Global Fund-financed programmes have provided ARV treatment to over 600,000 people with AIDS, treated 1.4 million people with TB, and distributed 11.3 million insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria.The Fund provides a quarter of international financing against AIDS worldwide, more than half of all international malaria financing and more than two thirds of international financing for TB programs. Together, the three diseases kill more than 6 million people each year. read more

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2nd suspect arrested in Kentucky fatal shooting of man dog

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Police in Kentucky have arrested a second suspect in the fatal shooting of a man and his dog in a parking garage earlier this month.News outlets report that the Frankfort Police Department arrested 39-year-old Nena M. Washington on Friday in the death of 24-year-old Coty Lee Brumback. Washington is charged with complicity to murder.- Advertisement – Police have said Brumback was found suffering from gunshot wounds on the second floor of a parking garage and later died at the hospital.Bowman says Brumback’s dog was also shot to death.Antonio Bolling was previously arrested and charged with murder and other offenses in Brumback’s death. The 40-year-old has pleaded not guilty.Related Article: UPDATE: Police make arrest in fatal parking garage shooting in FrankfortIt’s unclear whether Washington has hired an attorney who can comment on the charges.(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) read more

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Germans who flock to south west confused over difference between Devon and

first_imgFor centuries Devon and Cornwall have been split by an intense rivalry over their distinctive charms, their inhabitants arguing over anything from whether jam or clotted cream goes first on a scone to which one invented the pastie.And that’s before they move on to who has the best coastline or the finest towns and villages.But relations between the two are set to hit a new low with the discovery that some of the area’s most devoted fans cannot tell one from the other.For it seems that German tourists, who flock to the south west in their thousands every year, think the county of Devon is just part of Cornwall.The man in charge of promoting Britain as a holiday destination for the Germans has revealed that while they are enthusiastic fans of Cornwall’s charms, few realise Devon – never mind Dorset and Somerset – is a separate entity. Mr Lenz added: “We always use the proper names for the counties whenever we are promoting the region. But the Germans have a fixed idea about the area. While it may be good for Cornwall, it’s not so good for Devon.”Bizarrely, the German fascination with Cornwall is in great part due to the popularity of an English writer of romantic fiction.Cornish-born Rosamunde Pilcher is a household name in Germany, where her books have sold millions and where TV dramatisations of her stories are staple viewing. The distinction was reinforced following the departure of the Romans and the creation of the Kingdom of England in 927, when the country was divided into ‘shires’, each administered by a sheriff. Pride of Cornwall or Devon? Longstanding row between the two areas over who invented the pastyCredit:Matt Cardy/Getty Images Wild ponies on Exmoor National Park, in north Devon Novelist Rosamunde Pilcher, whose romances have made Cornwall hugely popular with the Germans Sunrise over the river Tamar, with the Royal Albert Bridge and Tamar Bridge, in Saltash, Cornwall But now Devon’s tourism industry is fighting back, promoting its charms as superior to Cornwall’s.Ms Everton said: “Devon is a unique destination in its own right with so much more to offer.“We’re the only county with two coastlines, We have two national parks, more Michelin Star establishments, some of the best sustainable seafood on the planet and we’re two hours closer to London and Channel ports than Cornwall.” Their setting – amid locations such as the 16th Century Prideaux Place, near Padstow, and the coast line between Chapel Porth and St Agnes Head – has led to a continuous flow of German families to the area, keen to enjoy Pilcher’s Cornwall for themselves.“The vast majority of Germans live far away from the coast so they love visiting an area where there is so much of it,” said Mr Lenz. “The south west coastal path is very popular with them, along with the great mix of historic attractions and gardens, romantic little villages and historic towns which feature in Pilcher’s films.”To clarify, for any German visitors reading this; the dividing line between the two halves of that tract of southern England which stretches from Land’s End in the west to the Blackdown Hills in the east, has its origins in the pre-Saxon Celtic tribes known in Latin as the Dumnonii and Cornovii. Pride of Cornwall or Devon? Longstanding row between the two areas over who invented the pasty Tribal differences have continued to the present day, with one fierce argument breaking out after  historians claimed the discovery of a 16th-century recipe proves the ‘Cornish’ pasty first appeared in Devon.Cornish historians countered that although Devon may have the earliest written record, pasty recipes had been handed down by word of mouth in Cornwall since 8,000BC.Then there’s recurring dispute over whether the jam should go on the scone first, followed by the clotted cream – as in Cornwall, or cream first as in Devon. But try explaining that to the Germans.Sally Everton, the general manager of Visit Devon, said the German habit of confusing Devon with Cornwall was frustrating for everyone in the county.It’s not just the fault of Rosamunde Pilcher. Only last week a German woman rang her to ask where in Devon ITV’s Doc Martin is filmed. It happens to be Port Isaac – in Cornwall. Naturally, when this happens, she suggests some fine Devon alternatives – such as Saltram House, in Plympton, where Ang Lee’s Sense and Sensibility was shot.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Caroline Stephani, of Coast & Country Cottages, which specialises in self-catering accommodation in south Devon, said: “Devon offers something for visitors of all ages. We’re nearer to international airports and continental ferry ports than our Cornish neighbours, and there’s no toll charges on leaving the county, unlike Cornwall. Don’t miss out on the best of the west, visit Devon!”And Julie Hunt, the Devonian born and bred Mayor of Barnstaple, has a message for the Germans.“Cornwall is a lot windier and colder and I think we’re more friendly in Devon. And they speak funny down there. I’d say don’t forget Devon, we’re just as good as Cornwall. In fact we’re better.”But even Devon’s most ardent champions are prepared to admit the confusion may be understandable.“Many Germans are unaware of ‘county boundaries’,” said Ms Everton. “But then again how many Brits travelling to Germany can name its 16 states, or even a couple of them?” Ladram Bay in Devon, rivaling anything in Cornwall say its fans  Holger Lenz, the head of VisitBritain in Berlin, said: “Germany represents the biggest international market for Cornwall. However, Devon is totally unknown in Germany. People here don’t realise the country is a distinct area and think it’s just part of Cornwall.“In fact, some Germans think the whole of south west England is called Cornwall because it’s such a well known region here.” Ladram Bay in Devon: Rivaling anything in Cornwall, say its fans Credit:Mark Bauer/Getty Images Wild ponies on Exmoor National Park, in north DevonCredit:Southern Lightscapes-Australia/Moment RF Novelist Rosamunde Pilcher, whose romances have made Cornwall hugely popular with the GermansCredit:Adam Berry/Getty Images Sunrise over the river Tamar, with the Royal Albert Bridge and Tamar Bridge, in Saltash, CornwallCredit:Aaron Dinham/Moment RF Ms Everton said matters were not helped by the fact Cornwall, as a “distressed region,” receives additional funding from the EU to promote itself, while Devon does not. “We’ve been in the wilderness,” she said.last_img read more

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POLAND Successful start for Kielce and Pogon Szczecin

Gaz-System Pogoń Szczecinpogon szczecinPoland handballPolish HandballVive Targi Kielce ← Previous Story HUNGARY: New easy win for Pick Szeged Next Story → Write about your team – country on Handball-Planet.com! Polish Championship began last weekend with the expected win of Vive Targi Kielce. Polish champion and the third team in Europe last season beat Gornik Zabrze 30:23 (11:13) for the warm-up.Vive Targi Kielce – Górnik Zabrze 30:23 (11:13)Vive: Szmal, Losert – Grabarczyk, Jurecki 5, Tkaczyk 3, Olafsson 4, Aguinagalge 4 (3), Bielecki, Jachlewski 4, Strlek 1, Lijewski 2, Buntić, Musa 1, Zorman 2, Rosiński, Cupić 3.Górnik: Suchowicz, Banisz, Kornecki – Orzechowski 2, Niedośpiał, Nat, Stodtko, Kuchczyński 4 (3), Kubisztal 3, Jurasik 6, Buskhou 2, Tomczak 1, Twardo 1, Kandora 4, Mogielnicki.The most team of the first Round were Gaz System Pogon Szczecin with victory over MMTS Kwidzyn 39:28, in the past years third or fourth force of Polish handball. read more

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Nearly half of small businesses feel confident about the next three months

first_imgTHERE ARE SIGNS that the economy has stabilised – that is the opinion of the Small Firms Association.The SFA’s Business Sentiment Survey, released today, shows that 35 per cent of businesses say that the economic environment is “good” or “very good”. That figure represents an 11 per cent rise on the middle of last year.In total, 48 per cent of business owners say that they see the next three months as “good” or “very good”.Over 30 per cent of small firms expect orders to improve in the coming months.Avine McNally of the SFA said that these figures showed that the decline in the economy is settling.She says that the biggest challenge for small firms, especially those trading on the domestic market, is the fragility of the domestic economy and confidence among consumers. “While there is an improvement in confidence among small businesses it remains fragile, this confidence needs to improve further as then owner managers are more likely to invest and make purchase decisions.”Read: The Department of Finance has lost letters connected to the bank guaranteeRead: Anglo worried that the bank guarantee could make it liable if other banks failedlast_img read more

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Dibba out to replicate last seasons goal galore

first_imgBy Sulayman BahPa Amat Dibba wants a repeat of his last season form in front of goal this campaign after resumption of the Swedish premier league.The striker notched up eight goals in his club GIF’s return to the top division – a thing which helped retain their top flight status following months of relegation flirtation.His exploits, making him Sundsvall’s highest scorer the previous outing, was the talking points of pundits amid blizzards of interest in the Gambian from clubs in and outside of the Scandinavian country.Aware of worth of their prized asset, Sundsvall did enough to ward off Dibba’s suitors at least to retain him for this campaign when his current contract will finally run out. Negotiations, between the Gambian and the club, over renewal of a contract extended two years ago, haven’t commenced yet.However, while that could be a source of distraction, the scorpion, who led Gambia’s line against Mauritania on either leg, prefers to focus on doing what he does best –scoring and leading the line of attack.‘I want to score many goals. But it doesn’t matter if I or one of my team-mates scores,’ he said on the aftermath of a one-all stalemate with AIK Solna. Majority of his eight goals last year were netted in away matches and Pa thinks he’s run out of luck doze on scoring at home.‘We are a little calm away from home and my playing style fits a little better in those moments, but I think I had very bad luck at home. But it does not matter where I score, as long as we win, he continues.The tiny quick-paced front-man starred in both fixtures for the senior scorpions but believes Gambia lost the first match in Nouakchott due to the poor pitch and the scotching heat.‘The first match was not so good. It was quite hot and the pitch was poor. We did not get our game and we slacked at the last minutes. The home match was alright’ the 28-year-old explains.last_img read more

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Pellegrini not happy with Felipe Andersons form

first_imgWest Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has backed club-record signing Felipe Anderson despite his lack of form and believes the Brazilian can still turn it around.West Ham fans are unhappy with Anderson’s work-rate, but Pellegrini believes the midfielder will find his form in the Premier League.Anderson signed for West Ham from Lazio in a transfer deal reported to worth up to £42m but has only managed one goal and one assist from 10 Premier League starts.Pellegrini told Sky Sports: “Happy with his [Anderson’s] performance? In a global way, I think I am not happy, I think Felipe is not happy. I think that everyone is not happy because he has demonstrated that he can do more.Report: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United moveReport: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United move George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Declan Rice is committed to his West Ham contract and not a move to Manchester United.In an interview reported by football.london, Rice opens up…“He had good moments in part of the game [in the league against Spurs], he also had bad moments, but he is not the first player that needs some time to know what is the Premier League.“But what I don’t have any doubt about with Felipe is his performance or his commitment with the team. He knows his performances must improve and he is giving his best to do it.“I trust a lot in him and he is always a player that can make easy mistakes but can also give you different things.”last_img read more

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Students provide MAP for businesses

first_imgMark Mahan knows plenty about business. For more information: WSUV’s next Business MAP class will be held in spring semester, beginning in January. To learn more about the program and how to become a mentor, go to business.vancouver.wsu.edu/bgmap or call 360-546-9533.He is, after all, a business consultant in his day job. Being an owner of Burnt Bridge Cellars in downtown Vancouver is a side project, although one that consumes much of his time and energy. But Mahan signed up to get help last spring from Washington State University Vancouver students through an innovative assistance program called the Business Growth Mentor & Assistance Program, or Business MAP for short. The four WSUV business students, working with a skilled business mentor, gave Mahan and his partners a plan for expanding online sales of Burnt Bridge’s wines and specific suggestions on how to complete essential tasks that had long been given short shrift. Mahan, who’d initially hesitated to commit to up to 40 hours of consultation with the students, is now glad that he did.“The hallmark of the program is that students don’t come up with a grand idea,” said Mahan, 60. “They focus on things that you probably knew but didn’t get to.”Now in its third year, WSUV’s Business MAP program is winning widespread praise for its utility and for the interactions it fosters between students and their professors, business-savvy mentors and businesses looking for a boost. Students earn class credit just before heading into the workforce. Business owners gain tools to help their mostly small companies succeed.last_img read more

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Russia sees boost ahead of talks

first_imgRussia sees boost ahead of talks93 viewsRussia sees boost ahead of talks93 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Russia sees boost ahead of talks93 viewsBusinessThe aftermath of the latest fighting in rebel-controlled Donetsk. Scenes like this are deepening fears that the violence in eastern Ukraine is reaching a new tipping point. And adding impetus toVentuno Web Player 4.50The aftermath of the latest fighting in rebel-controlled Donetsk. Scenes like this are deepening fears that the violence in eastern Ukraine is reaching a new tipping point. And adding impetus tolast_img read more

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Grocers Get Robotic Help to Compete Against Amazon

first_imgThe startup CommonSense Robotics aims to create automated warehouses that enable faster and cost-efficient grocery delivery within cities. Credit: CommonSense Robotics“What happens if grocery retailers can help you put a fresh dinner on the table faster than pizza delivery and cheaper than restaurant delivery?” That vision comes from CommonSense Robotics, an Israeli startup with plans to open its first AI-run fulfillment centers staffed by both robots and human workers in Israel, the United States, and the United Kingdom before the end of 2018. Such a service could help local grocery stores survive the coming onslaught from Amazon’s aggressive expansion into online grocery shopping.Unlike restaurants, grocery stores have generally been slower to give customers the option of online ordering and home delivery. One big reason is that almost nobody has figured out how to make money from offering online grocery shopping and delivery, given that many customers would rather handpick their produce at the lowest supermarket prices and avoid paying extra service fees for someone else to pick out their groceries and deliver. CommonSense Robotics thinks it can transform that usual money-losing proposition for online grocery services into a profitable business: a business plan that raised $20 million in the startup’s first big round of venture capital funding.“If we can change the availability and access to groceries, people don’t have to go to the store and don’t have to pay extra,” says Ran Peled, head of marketing at CommonSense Robotics in Tel Aviv, Israel.Smaller neighborhood grocers have good reason to want a cost-efficient system for fulfilling online grocery shopping orders. Since Amazon bought the Whole Foods chain of natural food stores last year, the corporate behemoth has looked to tempt customers—especially Amazon Prime members who pay $99 each year—with the convenience of quick home deliveries for online grocery orders. In February, Amazon began offering two-hour delivery of Whole Foods items for Amazon Prime members in four U.S. cities, as a trial run for what could be a nationwide expansion of such service.To fulfill such online orders, Amazon has its own pickers to go through the aisles of Whole Foods stores and a fleet of contracted drivers to make the home deliveries. Faced with that threat, a growing number of large and small grocery retailers have already signed on with Instacart, a delivery startup that hires shoppers to fulfill online orders, in an effort to stay competitive. But CommonSense Robotics may offer yet another way for smaller players to get into the online grocery shopping game.Making More of Robots in Small SpacesThe centerpiece of the CommonSense Robotics plan rests upon automated fulfillment centers that require just 10,000 square feet of space, rather than the huge fulfillment centers operated by the likes of Amazon that can take up almost a million square feet. The startup has already been operating a prototype of its fulfillment center in a parking garage in Tel Aviv, even as it builds its first commercial facility.CommonSense Robotics envisions micro fulfillment centers that rely heavily upon robots to sort inventory and retrieve boxes filled with products. Credit: CommonSense RoboticsThe space efficiency comes from fitting all the stored products into plastic boxes that sit inside towers of racks reaching almost from floor to ceiling. Three fourths of the space in each facility consists of plastic boxes sitting inside towering racks reaching almost from floor to ceiling. Such a space-efficient arrangement makes use of robots that can squeeze into the narrow spaces between racks as they sort inventory or fetch boxes.As online grocery orders come in, the robots race around to pick up boxes containing various products. The robots bring those boxes to human employees standing or sitting in other parts of the fulfillment center, so that nimbler human hands can pick out individual products and pack them up together to fulfill each order.It’s a clever combination of robotic and human workers that makes the most of what each does best at the moment. Researchers have been developing more sophisticated robot arms that could theoretically do the job of picking products out of boxes, but robotic arm technology remains better at doing the same motion over and over again rather than handling many different products such as eggs, tomatoes or soda bottles.Faster Grocery Deliveries in Big CitiesSpace efficiency means CommonSense Robotics could place its micro fulfillment centers right inside the neighborhoods of densely-populated cities near potential customers. Grocery stores could have their usual produce and product suppliers deliver directly to the CommonSense Robotics facilities for storage and order fulfillment. And fulfilling each online order in this way could prove more cost-effective than having individual shoppers going through grocery store aisles.The only thing that the startup won’t do is actual home delivery, which means grocers still need to hire contracted or full-time delivery drivers. But having the micro fulfillment centers located closer to customers in big cities should make delivery routes fairly short and time-efficient, especially in comparison with traditional package delivery runs coming from larger fulfillment centers farther out. Customers could receive their groceries within an hour of placing the order, Peled says.The startup also makes use of artificial intelligence algorithms to manage the inventories of all its future micro fulfillment centers and learn from patterns of customer orders. Those ordering patterns will likely differ for each center’s neighborhood: Perhaps one grocery store’s customers may really go for precooked foods or rotisserie chickens. Such popular items that get ordered frequently could eventually be stored in more accessible parts of the racks for robots to pick up.CommonSense Robotics is currently “100 percent” focused on enabling online grocery shopping. But if successful, the startup figures that its on-demand logistics system will have proved itself capable of serving the online order fulfillment needs of retailers beyond the grocery sector. After all, few online orders are more complex than dealing with a grocery list of 40 to 50 fresh food items that require multi-temperature facilities for storage.“If we can make the economics work for groceries—and we know we’re there already—we figured operations for other retailers would be easier,” Peled says.MORE ABOUT: AI, Amazon, Amazon Prime, CommonSense Robotics, computers, fulfillment centers, groceries, grocery delivery, online grocery shopping, robotics, robots, startups, warehouses, Whole Foodslast_img read more

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Fake News Metro police recruitment KZN

first_imgA message circulating on social media stating that Durban Metro Police are taking on new recruits is not true.The message says that the opening date for applicants is Friday, August 24, and that applications will close on September 9. It goes on to say that application forms will be available at Metro Police Head Office in Old Fort Road or at the training college in Pinetown.Durban Metro Police have been inundated with phone calls, from as early as 6am today (August 23), regarding the supposed posts that are available. The fake message has gone viral on social media.Speaking to Sibusiso Nene (Metro network and communications instructor), people from as far as the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga have been enquiring about the positions.Also read: Fake News Alert: WhatsApp message saying “South Africa will be without electricity tomorrow” “Most of the callers sounded so keen on being part of Metro. It is hurtful and embarrassing to inform them that there are no jobs available. One could hear the desperation in their voices,” said Nene.Nene stressed that Metro Police do not use social media as a platform to advertise jobs.“We follow the right channels when posts are available, and that is advertising positions in national newspapers,” added Nene.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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Cuba experiments with debit cards in dollar stores

first_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Cubans have long chafed at the system. President Raul Castro’s government has talked about unifying the two currencies, but it is unclear whether the debit-card measure is a step in that direction.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daycenter_img HAVANA (AP) – Cuba has begun an experimental program letting islanders use debit cards for their peso bank accounts to shop in so-called dollar stores.The measure has not been announced, but the program is being tried out at a state supermarket in Havana that also sells household appliances.Cuba has a unique dual-currency system. Most salaries are paid in pesos, worth about 24 to the U.S. dollar.A separate convertible peso trades at par with the dollar and is used in the dollar stores. To shop at the stores, Cubans have had to convert their pesos at exchange houses. Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Patients with chronic pain give advice How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generationlast_img read more

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Philippinesresorts

first_imgPhilippinesresorts The Philippines Department of Tourism has announced that a number of new hotel developments are set to be unveiled in late 2019 and 2020, including Westin Manila Sonata Place and Ritz-Carlton Manila.“With our innumerable tropical islands, far flung beaches, festivals, wildlife sanctuaries, world-renowned dive sites, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, historical sites, art precincts, shopping hotspots, and dining and nightlife options, there’s no question that the Philippines’ appeal is growing,” said Norjamin Delos Reyes, Tourism Attaché at Philippine Department of Tourism Australia and New Zealand.“As a country, it is rapidly emerging as the must-see destination in Southeast Asia. We have 7,641 islands for visitors to explore and enjoy and, with travellers constantly seeking new destinations, the Philippines’ popularity is continuing to rise. We already have a beautiful offering of world-class resorts and hotels, however we are excited by the prospect of the new developments that will be unveiled in 2019 and 2020.”Westin Manila Sonata PlaceThe final months of 2019 will see the opening of the Westin Manila Sonata Place. Nestled in Manila’s CBD Ortigas Center of Pasig City, this 30-storey hotel will offer guests 303 rooms, the choice of three eateries, an executive lounge, a spa, gym and swimming pool. The developer is also set to release an offering of upscale private residences in 2021.Hotel Okura ManilaWith proximity to Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the Hotel Okura is set to be a crowd-favourite for international travellers. Located in the ultra-convenient Resorts World Manila, Newport City, the state-of-the-art hotel will boast 196 spacious rooms and will offer its guests numerous dining options, as well as a pool and fitness facility. It is set to open its doors in the second half of 2019.Sheraton Cebu Mactan ResortThe beachfront Sheraton Cebu Mactan Resort in Cebu will be unveiled in September 2019 and will offer 250 sophisticated guestrooms and suites. Hotel features include the “Shine Spa for Sheraton”, three dining venues, an enhanced lobby lounge, and recreation facilities including a terraced swimming pool and a state-of-the-art fitness facility.Dusit D2 Waves HotelScheduled to open by the final quarter of 2019, Dusit D2 Waves Hotel is the first global hospitality brand under Dusit International to locate in La Union. With approximately 200 rooms, an elegant Olympic-size swimming pool, health and wellness spa plus gym, two world-class restaurants and bars, and a mini cinema, the hotel is located within a 7-hectare luxury residential resort complex. Its arrival is expected to shake up the lifestyle and leisure landscape in San Juan, La Union.Ritz-Carlton ManilaA luxurious revamp and rebrand of the existing Maxim Hotel will give way to the upmarket Ritz-Carlton. The hotel is to be unveiled by the first quarter of 2020 in the expansive Resorts World Manila. The Ritz-Carlton brand has a long and rich history behind it, renowned for its array of luxury hotels and resorts that craft unforgettable travel experiences in the world’s top destinations.Seda HotelsSeda Hotel has announced that it will expand its portfolio in the region over the next two years. In 2019, the Seda brand is set to launch a second tower in Bonifacio Global City (BGC); Seda Residences Makati, and Seda Cebu IT (Information Technology) Park. In 2020, the hotel brand also aims to complete Seda Manila Bay in Aseana City, and a second tower for Seda Nuvali.last_img read more

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Producing polished pieces of consumer electronics that aspire to greater things than the average gadget — and that often set the agenda for the rest of the industry — is what the company does best. This new rule puts some teeth into our efforts to ensure that carriers are held accountable when they fail to provide adequate service in rural areas.

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