Trudeau sets up conflict of interest screen concerning Aga Khan

first_imgOTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’ll abstain from any future discussions or decisions regarding the Aga Khan and his institutions.Trudeau says he’s establishing what’s called a conflict of interest screen to ensure he’s not involved in related matters.The move comes after the conflict of interest and ethics commissioner found Trudeau contravened four sections of the Conflict of Interest Act in relation to vacations on a private island owned by the Aga Khan in 2016.Trudeau had defended the trip on the grounds that the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the world’s Ismaili Muslims, is a close personal friend.But the commissioner said the two couldn’t be considered friends, and the trip could be seen as a gift to influence Trudeau since the Aga Khan’s institutions and projects receive government funding.Trudeau says he’ll inform the commissioner of anything he becomes aware of that relates to the Aga Khan in order to prevent a conflict of interest.The screen will be overseen by Trudeau’s chief of staff and the head of the Privy Council Office, the chief civil servant who works for the prime minister.“In the event that any issue or matter subject to the conflict of interest screen is not caught by that screen and comes before me, I undertake to recuse myself from that issue or matter,” reads the compliance agreement, dated Jan. 18.last_img read more

Pakistan secures preliminary deal for $6B IMF bailout

ISLAMABAD — The International Monetary Fund says it has reached a preliminary agreement with Pakistan for a $6 billion bailout over the next three years to finance sweeping economic reforms.IMF envoy Ernesto Ramirez Rigo said in a statement Sunday that the two sides have reached a “staff level agreement” subject to approval by the IMF management and the executive board.Pakistan had initially sought an $8 billion bailout to address a long-running fiscal crisis and has held months of talks with the international lender.The U.S., which exerts major influence over the IMF, has said it should not finance the tens of billions of dollars in loans that Pakistan has taken from China as part of the Belt and Road Initiative.The Associated Press read more

Children overexposed to radiation in CT scans UN atomic agency warns

The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has cautioned that children in some countries are being over-exposed to radiation when undergoing computed tomography (CT) scans, increasing their risk of developing cancer. A new report by the agency found that although experts have been warning against the practice for the past decade, these children are receiving adult-sized radiation doses during the scans. It also found great variations in radiation levels and in the frequency of CT scans performed on children under the age of 15 in the 128 facilities in 28 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe that it surveyed. CT scans provide three-dimensional views of organs or blood vessels and mark a major advance in medical imaging and diagnosis, but they also deliver higher doses of radiation than conventional x-rays. Children are more sensitive to radiation and have longer to live, according to Madan Rehani, a radiation safety specialist with the IAEA. “So the use of adult parameters on a child when performing a CT scan means there’s an increased radiation dose and an increased risk of developing cancer in the long term,” he said. Out of the CT centres studied by the IAEA, 11 of them in six countries exposed children to the same radiation dose as adults. Such errors, Dr. Rehani explained, are usually due to the operators’ lack of awareness, such as scanning too many parts of patients’ bodies, and the use of older models without automatic exposure controls. But he noted that it is difficult to detect higher exposures from CT scan images themselves because unlike conventional x-ray images, higher exposures make CT scans look better. The IAEA report is part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to improve awareness of radiation protection worldwide. “In many situations the benefits outweigh the risks,” Dr. Rehani pointed out, but underlined that unnecessary radiation exposure “needs to be avoided.” The study found that paediatric CT scans occur more frequently in Africa than in Asia and Eastern Europe, which he attributed to the limited availability of alternative imaging techniques, such as MRI and ultrasound, which do not involve ionizing radiation. The 11 centres that the IAEA publication found was using adult CT exposure levels on children are now addressing the issue, the agency said. 27 April 2010The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has cautioned that children in some countries are being over-exposed to radiation when undergoing computed tomography (CT) scans, increasing their risk of developing cancer. read more

New UN expert appeals for Irans cooperation in addressing human rights concerns

“It is my hope that the Iranian authorities will view my mandate as a secure and legitimate space in which to take steps to comply with its international human rights obligations, as well as an opportunity to address the areas of concern communicated to Iran during its interactions with the international community on human rights issues,” said Ahmed Shaheed.Mr. Shaheed, a former Foreign Minister of the Maldives, officially began his duties as the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran on Monday. He reports in an independent and unpaid capacity to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council. He underscored his firm belief that the establishment of the new mandate “provides an opportunity for Iran to engage on a range of human rights issues that have been raised by the international community.” Mr. Shaheed has sought meetings with the Iranian representatives to the UN Office in Geneva to discuss cooperation in the months ahead. His first report will be submitted to the sixty-sixth session of General Assembly, which begins next month. He is seeking Iran’s cooperation to ensure “fair and accurate” reporting on its human rights situation, and developing constructive engagement between Iran and the UN human rights machinery, according to a news release issued in Geneva. He will also work closely with Iranian civil society and human rights defenders.“Every effort shall be made to demonstrate both the steps that the Iranian authorities can take to comply with Iran’s international obligations, as well as to draw attention to the grievances of those who feel victimized by alleged human rights violations,” said Mr. Shaheed, who was appointed to his post by the Human Rights Council on 17 June. 3 August 2011The new United Nations expert dealing with human rights in Iran today appealed to Tehran to fully cooperate with him in addressing issues of concern raised by the international community. read more

New Sri Lankan Honorary Consul appointed in Scotland

Prof. Eddleston has over 22 years of experience working with academic, research and health organizations in Sri Lanka, particularly in the rural areas of the North Central province. He has been instrumental in bringing in grants worth Rs 500 million to Sri Lankan research which has helped in dramatic reductions of pesticide poisoning deaths in the country. More recently, he was actively involved in organizing the 150th Anniversary of Ceylon Tea at the University of Edinburgh which was attended by around 150 participants. Prof. Eddleston is the Professor of Clinical Toxicology at the Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh. Professor Michael Phillip Eddleston was appointed as the new Sri Lankan Honorary Consul in Scotland.The Commission of Appointment was presented to Prof. Eddleston by High Commissioner Amari Wijewardene at the High Commission of Sri Lanka in London. Prof. Eddleston is widely known among the academic and business community in Scotland and hopes to further the development of commercial and economic relations between Scotland and Sri Lanka. He hopes to forge new academic collaborations and to assist developing the nursing sector through partnerships with nursing groups in Scotland. read more

UN official urges more funds to help African women suffering obstructed labour

“We must ensure that some of the additional resources being devoted in Africa through official development assistance are targeted at safe motherhood, including fistula,” said UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Thoraya Obaid. An estimated 50,000 to 100,000 new cases of fistula occur every year in sub-Saharan Africa, which usually affects women who cannot get access to a Caesarean section to end their suffering after days of labour. The baby often dies and the woman is left with extensive tissue damage to her birth canal that renders her incontinent. Women with fistula are generally perceived as “unclean” and thus are shunned by their husbands, family and community. But despite this cultural perception, 50 per cent of maternal deaths worldwide occur in Africa, and for each woman that dies, 20 more women suffer from birth and pregnancy-related disabilities, said Ebrahim M. Samba, the World Health Organization (WHO) African Regional Director. Many women have to travel far to access obstetric care. “The health of our women should not be compromised by their status or location,” South Africa’s Minister of Health, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said. South Africa plans on building and staffing 1,500 clinics over 11 years in “historically disadvantaged” areas, she said. Ms. Obaid said African leaders who committed themselves to achieving universal access to reproductive health at the World Summit this year must now integrate this intention into poverty reduction strategies as well as national plans and budgets.UNFPA is currently leading a global campaign to end fistula in more than 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and the Arab region. The drive aims to prevent the condition, provide treatment for affected women, and support women after surgery so they can be successfully reintegrated into their communities and families. read more

Brock gets set to host PanAm athletes

Brock University staff are busy preparing to host more than 450 Pan Am athletes who will be staying in Vallee and Earp residences from July 5-17.The teams from 18 different countries consist of rowers, canoeists and kayakers who will be competing at either the Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course in St. Catharines or the Pan Am Flatwater Centre in Welland.There will also be more than 100 technical officials and support staff staying in Lowenberger residence.Meals will be provided for the athletes in Decew Dining Hall during pre-set meal periods. Athletes will have non-exclusive access to all fitness facilities on campus, including the pool, squash and badminton courts, gymnasiums and the Zone during operational hours. As well, TH255-259 classrooms will be held exclusively for Pan-Am teams during this time frame.While there should be minimal impact on normal campus activity during the set-up and tear-down process, additional security will be onsite to secure the athlete areas, and some road or parking lot access will be affected. Roadway checkpoints will be in operation throughout the athletes’ stay.Parking lots K and M will be used exclusively by Pan Am from July 3-17. Brock staff who normally park in these lots will be contacted by Parking Services with alternative arrangements for the time period. read more

Volleyball team sweeps away pair of Big Ten rivals

The Ohio State women’s volleyball team swept a pair of Big Ten rivals, Purdue and Indiana, this weekend.      In the first set against the Boilermakers, it was unclear which team had the stronger game. After just two errors, the Buckeyes established their rhythm. Playing an aggressive defense, the Buckeyes forced Purdue to commit six errors. The Buckeyes took the first set, 25-19, with an ace serve from Chelsea Noble and a kill from Kristen Dozier.  The Buckeyes fell, 25-23, in the second set but quickly rebounded in a nail-biting third set. With 17 ties and nine lead changes, the Buckeyes came out victorious after a Dozier kill for a 25-24 lead and a kill from Katie Dull to end the set, 26-24.  The Buckeyes took the fourth set with an early lead, finishing 25-18 to win the match 3-1.  Dull had a co-match high of 17.5 points.     Carrying the momentum into Saturday night, the Buckeyes faced the Hoosiers.  The Buckeyes came out strong, taking the first two sets, 25-19 and 25-22.  The Buckeyes fell, 25-23, in the third set after seven consecutive Hoosier points. Kills from both Dull and Ashley Hughes brought the set to 20-16. A Hoosier time out gave them the chance to regroup and take the set.  The Buckeyes fired back in the fourth with a Noble ace serve. A final kill from Emily Danks won the set, 25-23, and secured the match, 3-1.The separation between these three teams has certainly been set. The Buckeyes are now 5-5 in Big Ten play.      If the Buckeyes can maintain this momentum, they have the opportunity to knock off No. 1 Penn State on the road. The match will be televised 7 p.m. Wednesday on the Big Ten Network. read more

Mens Basketball What you should know about Ohio States new assistant coaches

Ohio State assistant coach Ryan Pedon speaks to the media on June 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorAt a press conference to announce the firing of former men’s basketball head coach Thad Matta on June 2, Ohio State Athletics Director Gene Smith said that all three assistant coaches – Chris Jent, Greg Paulus and Dave Dickerson – were on staff and would still be doing their jobs unless they found new opportunities.Ten days later, the Buckeyes announced that Butler’s three assistant coaches – Terry Johnson, Ryan Pedon and Mike Schrage – would be joining their recently-departed boss, Ohio State men’s basketball head coach Chris Holtmann, in Columbus.None of the three assistants have spent more than three years coaching with Holtmann, but each brings at least nine seasons of experience coaching at the collegiate level to Ohio State.Ryan PedonPedon, a native of Columbus, grew up a 10-15 minute drive from Ohio State’s campus. Since then, Pedon said, he had become less connected to the area due to his professional life taking him out of the city. But since he grew up in the shadows of Ohio State, Pedon said his familiarity remains strong.The new Buckeyes assistant said no Ohio State coach had defined regions in which to recruit, but he noted that since he has roots in Ohio, he believes it is ultimately important to keep local prospects in the state.“I think you have to look at when this program was at its best, different time periods throughout the past 30, 40, 50 years, why was it? And the common denominator is that kids from this state have been Buckeyes,” Pedon said.Pedon, who played college basketball at the College of Wooster, began his coaching career as an assistant at Miami (Ohio) in 2005. He stayed until 2010, then headed north to be an assistant coach and work as the recruiting coordinator at Toledo. After winning just four games in Pedon’s first season, the Rockets took off in year two, winning 19 games.After his third year in Toledo, the charismatic Pedon departed for Illinois, where he was assistant to the head coach. Then in 2015, Pedon was hired by Holtmann as an assistant coach at Butler where he spent the past two years.When he learned of Ohio State’s interest in Holtmann, he had just one thought swimming through his mind.“I hope he takes the damn job. I hope he takes the job because it’s a hell of a job, to be honest with you,” Pedon said.Since he decided to join Holtmann in Columbus, Pedon hasn’t focused on any long-term goals. He said he’s just focused on the process and improving each day.“We’re not necessarily focused on the prize that awaits us two weeks from now or three weeks from now or five months from now, we’re more focused on the day-to-day,” Pedon said. “And we just feel like if you stack enough good days upon each other over and over and over and over, you do the right thing over and over and over and over, we believe great things will happen.”He learned that philosophy from three-time Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Walsh’s book, ‘The Score Takes Care of Itself,’ which former Butler coach Brad Stevens introduced to him.Ohio State assistant coach Terry Johnson answers questions from the media on June 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorTerry JohnsonFor the first time in over a decade, Johnson was forced to picked his family up and moved out of Indiana. Johnson also worked at Butler as director of basketball operations from 2004-2006. He left to continue his coaching career as an assistant coach at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he spent one season before returning to Butler. The former longest-tenured member of Butler’s coaching staff began his stint as an assistant in Indianapolis, in 2007 when now-Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens hired him. After Stevens left for the NBA in 2013, Johnson remained on the staff when Brandon Miller was hired as the replacement and stayed when Holtmann replaced Miller a year later.“My time at Butler was great. Couldn’t nothing replace those memories,” Johnson said Thursday while meeting with the media for the first time since his hiring. “I was there, like you said, for a decade. My wife is a Butler graduate. I lost my last high school game at Butler. The morning of my wedding, I was hooping at Butler. My twins took my first few steps on Hinkle (Fieldhouse). There’s so much there at Hinkle that nothing could replace that.”But when Holtmann presented Johnson with the opportunity to coach at Ohio State, the longtime Butler assistant knew the moment had come to leave.“The opportunity just presented itself to me,” Johnson said. “I really never know what’s in store for me, but some feeling inside of me was like, ‘it was time.’ Wherever it came from, I believe in my faith, and I just kind of followed it.”Johnson served as the defensive coordinator at Butler, but said he and the staff don’t have defined coaching role yet. Before the staff looks toward the fall, it will be working tirelessly on the recruiting trails, a point Johnson reiterated constantly.Ohio State assistant coach discusses the upcoming season on June 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorMike SchrageSome coaches are lucky enough to learn their craft from a living legend. Schrage worked with a pair: Indiana’s Bob Knight and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, who he called two of the best, if not the best.Schrage spent four seasons – from 1994-98 – working as a student manager for the Hoosiers, then was Duke’s academic and recruiting coordinator from 1999-2002 and director of basketball operations from 2002-08.“I learned a lot of basketball from coach Knight. For that to be my foundation, who I thought was an encyclopedia of X and Os and basketball, I took in so much,” Schrage said. “Then nine years of (Krzyzewski), you learn so much about basketball. But communication with players, teambuilding, he is so good along those lines.”Though it’s almost unfair to level this type of comparison on a Holtmann who was leading Gardner-Webb just four years ago, Schrage believes Holtmann compares favorably to Krzyzewski.“His ability to communicate, connect with guys remind me of (Krzyzewski). It reminds me of coach K who I worked for at Duke,” said Schrage, who mentioned he would’ve followed Holtmann anywhere.Schrage continued, praising Holtmann’s ability to get every player, from star to walk-on, to buy into the team vision. read more

Future of Scottie dogs at risk as breed is classed as vulnerable

It is a beloved breed, featuring in everything from Radley handbags to a Monopoly piece, but the future of the Scottish Terrier looks bleak.The Kennel Club has warned that “Scottie dogs” are falling out of fashion in favour of other breeds.The breed is now on an official “watch list” compiled by the dog welfare organisation, after puppy registrations  last year fell 12 below the 450 threshold.As other breeds soar in popularity, the number of registered has declined by 38 per cent in the past five years, according to new figures released by the Kennel Club.British dog breeds are not as in demand as they were in the past, and of the 57 native breeds, 29 are now deemed “vulnerable”, with nine more at watch, and The Kennel Club has launched a “Save British Dog Breeds”campaign to reverse the decline.Those now classed as vulnerable, meaning they have fewer than 300 new registrations in a year, include the bearded collie and the Irish wolfhound.Instead, other breeds such as the French Bulldog, which is now the UK’s most popular dog, are in fashion. The French Bulldog is now the UK's most popular dog The French Bulldog is now the UK’s most popular dogCredit: Moment RF Kennel Club secretary Caroline Kisko said: “There were just 24 vulnerable breeds and seven at watch a decade ago. 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. read more

Oceanographer pioneer Walter Munk dies at age 101

first_img Posted: February 8, 2019 FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, February 8, 2019 Oceanographer pioneer Walter Munk dies at age 101center_img Categories: Local San Diego News 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- World renowned San Diego oceanographer and one of the founders of the University of California, San Diego has passed away. Walter Munk died today at his La Jolla home, according to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.During his career, Munk made groundbreaking observations of waves, ocean temperature, tidal energy and the rotation of the earth.During World War II, Munk helped plan allied amphibious landings, using his expertise to predict days when wave conditions would be most suitable to enable landing craft to get close to the beach.After the war, he helped develop tsunami early warning technology that was incorporated into modern warning networks. He also was instrumental in convincing the University of California system to build a new campus in San Diego.Walter Munk was 101 years old. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Committee says Harris should be reprimanded removed from boards

first_imgAn ethics committee decided Thursday to recommend the Vancouver City Council give Councilor Jeanne Harris a written reprimand and remove her from boards she was appointed to by the council for her role in an explosive council meeting Sept. 13.The full city council, with Harris excluded, will make a final decision on the committee’s recommendation on Oct. 11. Any punishment would be effective immediately after that vote, City Attorney Ted Gathe said.During the hour-long meeting, Councilors Larry Smith, Pat Campbell and Jack Burkman found Harris violated the council’s ethics policy three separate times at the Sept. 13 meeting. They used words like “verbal abuse,” “disturbing” and “highly inappropriate” to describe Harris’ actions that day, when she fought with citizens and Councilor Jeanne Stewart, and also tried to interfere with Mayor Tim Leavitt’s control of the meeting.“I feel demeaned and disrespected in the way she was treating others,” Campbell said. “Just being there as a member of a body, I feel it was totally disrespectful.”last_img read more

Having a ball Italian style

first_imgWhat: Sons of Italy in America Italian lessons.When: 7 p.m. Wednesdays.Where: Felida Fire Station, 11600 N.W. Lake Shore Ave., Vancouver.Cost: None.Vancouver resident Barbara Blair, 61, grew up in the San Jose, Calif., area surrounded by Italians and Italian-Americans who loved to play bocce ball and then argue over points with animated gesticulations.So, when Blair watched a match of the age-old game at the Sons of Italy in America Labor Day picnic Monday at Lewisville Park north of Battle Ground, it reminded her of the Italian family and community she left when she moved to Vancouver in the mid-1990s.“It reminds me of family gatherings when I was growing up,” Blair said. “We used to go on big picnics to Calistoga (California), and there was singing in Italian and everything.”Blair founded the Vancouver chapter of Sons of Italy in 1995, about 18 months after she moved to the city for her husband’s job. Since then, the club has grown from 24 to about 60 members. At its pinnacle, it had 100 members. They include Italian-Americans and people who are interested in Italian culture.In addition to its Labor Day picnic, the group holds monthly meetings to organize activities, fundraisers for charities and monthly dine-out events. It offers a book club that focuses on Italian authors and subject matter, as well as free Italian lessons. The activities all help to preserve Italian culture and heritage and to give a sense of home away from home, Blair said.last_img read more

Finally Alia Bhatt breaks her silence on Ranbir Kapoors past relationships

first_imgRanbir Kapoor, Brahmastra director Ayan Mukerji and Alia BhattTwitterAlia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s love story is what Bollywood movies are made of. Their success, fame, money nothing manages to overshadow the love the duo has for one-another. Both, Ranbir and Alia have been through their fair share of relationships and flings and it seems, the duo has found each other for life now.While Ranbir was once dating Deepika Padukone and then was also in a live-in with Katrina Kaif, it seems, finally he has found his soulmate in Alia Bhatt. Alia, on the other hand, was dating Sidharth Malhotra before she fell in love with Ranbir Kapoor.Talking about Ranbir Kapoor and her relationship recently, Alia Bhatt said that she feels she is walking on clouds and stars right now. She stressed on the fact that they don’t consider it as a relationship but as a friendship. “I’m saying this with all genuineness and honesty. It’s beautiful. I’m walking on stars and clouds right now. The best part is that we’re two individuals, who are living our own professional lives in its full form right now,” Alia said while talking to Filmfare.Talking about Ranbir’s past relationships, Alia had a rather funny reply. She said, “Aur main thodi kam hoon? He’s not difficult. He’s a gem.”While both the families are often spotted and clicked enjoying quality time with Alia and Ranbir, Soni Razdan recently opened up about their relationship. Speaking to, Soni said, “It’s her personal life. Ranbir is a lovely boy. I think whoever Alia has dated before or will date, (it) is her choice and her life. I’ll always support her but I don’t think I should discuss this you know. It’s not right on my part to discuss (her personal life) in public. As a mom, I’m just happy if she is happy.”The duo’s first film together – Brahmastra – would release in December this year.last_img read more

Essential tips for vegan beginners

first_imgFollowing a vegan diet has gained popularity in the country as people have now decided follow it for ethical reasons. Begin today, but keep patience as the transition will take some time and find tasty substitutes, say experts. Nutrionists and Health experts have shared a few essentials tips to keep in mind for vegan beginners. Begin today, but keep patience; it will not happen overnight. This transition will take some time. But being vegan doesn’t mean abandoning your taste buds. With a little help from the internet, local resources, and other vegans, you can find tasty substitutes for all your old favourites. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfGoing vegan is a lifestyle, not just about eating plant-based foods. You will find that you can support yourself with personal care products and clothes and homes which are a lot more conducive for your health because they are natural and cruelty-free. Keep your vitamins and minerals in check. Eat more plant-based food, more vegetables and fruits, whole foods and grains. Focus on iron, calcium, omegas and vitamin D and vitamin B12. Consult a plant-based doctor, health coach or nutritionist to ensure you take care of your nutrition needs like B12, among others. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveConsult with a vegan nutritionist/dietician if you want to start taking supplements. As far as protein is concerned, you get enough protein from the regular healthy vegan food, but if bodybuilding is your passion and you want extra protein in powder form, then switch to plant-based protein powder. Read labels before you shop at grocery stores. It’s important to eat fresh , organic and clean food, closest to what nature has provided without chemicals, preservatives, and stabilisers. Vegan food is full of delectable and refreshing varieties, the more you will explore, the more you will love it. However, if you are allergic to any particular vegetable or fruit, then avoid it and ask your dietician for a better alternative.last_img read more

3 new offerings from 3 Oahu hotels

first_img Take a look at these new offerings from three Oahu hotels:The Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk is now offering premium suites that feature exceptional ocean views and enhanced amenities. The premium suites are located in the resort’s prime corner units, perfect for families, romantic escapes and group getaways with friends. Go to Resort Wakiki Beach has introduced a new package called ‘Plant Your Intentions’, an experience that helps guide visitors toward a path of self-discovery. Guests are taken on a journey to map out actionable intentions through astrological reading, a dream board workshop, and a symbolic native tree planting. Go to Waikiki is introducing a selection of Naio Biss spa service offerings to guests of the hotel. Inspired by the elements of the ‘aina’ (land) and ‘kai’ (ocean, Naio Bliss unites restorative spa traditions, island botanicals and modern science to inspire harmony of body and spirit. Treatment services include a wide variety of massages and facials in the privacy of Pince Waikiki’s oceanfront cabanas. For more details go to Share 3 new offerings from 3 Oahu hotels Posted by Travelweek Group center_img Tags: Alohilani Resort, Hawaii, Hawaii TWD, Hilton, Oahu, Prince Resorts Hawaii Monday, January 21, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Trio tells Turkey to back off from EEZ

first_imgBy George PsyllidesEGYPT, Greece, and Cyprus yesterday censured Turkey’s actions within the island’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and called on the neighbouring country to terminate unauthorised survey operations.A joint communiqué issued after a meeting in Nicosia between the three countries’ foreign ministers, emphasised their commitment and respect to international law, including the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea, to which all three countries are state-parties.“Regional security, stability and prosperity for the benefit of the peoples of the region, is better served through the adherence of by all countries concerned to well established principles of international law,” the statement said.The ministers deplored Turkey’s illegal actions and stressed that they “further undermined the stability and security of the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East area.”“They stressed the importance of the respect for the sovereign rights and jurisdiction of the Republic of Cyprus over its EEZ and called on Turkey to cease all seismic surveys underway within the maritime zones of Cyprus and refrain from similar activity in the future.”Turkey has encroached into Cyprus’ EEZ, dispatching a research vessel to waters south and southwest of the island.Turkey issued a NAVTEX (Navigational Telex) notifying mariners that three ships would be conducting seismic surveys and designating the sea area reserved until May 13.Turkey’s action prompted President Nicos Anastasiades to pull out of reunification talks.The Greek Cypriot side said it will return to the talks when international lawfulness was restored.Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides stressed that the co-operation between the three countries was not directed against any other country. On the contrary, he said it should attract others wanting to promote stability and peace in the Eastern Mediterranean.Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos said Egypt was the key country in the area due to its size and history.Cyprus and Greece were EU members located in the area, which created a triangle with added value for the union and euro-Mediterranean cooperation in general.Echoing his Cypriot counterpart, Venizelos said the trilateral cooperation was not offensive in character.“On the contrary, we want everyone to be inspired by the same spirit of consensus, cooperation, and respect of international lawfulness,” Venizelos said.Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said the cooperation aimed at promoting common values shared by the three countries and their common understanding of stability and peace in the region.Shoukry said their desire was to further the trilateral cooperation and turn it into a model in the eastern Mediterranean.The three ministers also discussed the details of a summit between their heads of state that will be held in Cairo on November 8.Government sources said the meeting was important because it created the prospects of furthering the cooperation between the three countries in several sectors, including security, hydrocarbons, tourism, and others.Providing Egypt with Cypriot natural gas was also on the table, the source said.It also emerged that Anastasiades will be visiting Israel in the next few weeks, while Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is expected on the island on November 5.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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