Writers Union of Canada sorry for article encouraging cultural appropriation

first_imgTORONTO – The Writers’ Union of Canada apologized Wednesday for an opinion article in the latest issue of its quarterly magazine advocating for more cultural appropriation in Canadian literature.In the article, novelist and Write magazine editor Hal Niedzviecki writes that he doesn’t “believe in cultural appropriation.”He goes on to say he thinks “anyone, anywhere, should be encouraged to imagine other peoples, other cultures, other identities,” and suggests there should be an Appropriation Prize in literature.According to the Oxford Reference website, cultural appropriation involves “the taking over of creative or artistic forms, themes, or practices by one cultural group from another.”Some of the other contributors to the magazine took to Twitter to express outrage, noting their articles in the issue were against cultural appropriation.They also noted the magazine issue featured indigenous writers.In a statement, the Writers’ Union of Canada said it “deeply regrets the pain and offence caused by” the article, and noted Niedzviecki has resigned from his position.“The (article) offended and hurt readers, contributors to the magazine and members of the editorial board,” said the union, noting the magazine is intended “to offer space for honest and challenging discussion and to be sincerely encouraging to all voices.”“The union recognizes that intention is not enough, and that we failed in execution in this instance. We remain dedicated to honouring the very hard work we have set ourselves, and to taking responsibility for systemic wrongs in which we as an institution with a place in helping to define Canadian culture have participated.”Alicia Elliott drew attention to the article on Tuesday with a series of posts on Twitter.“I can’t even begin to describe the anger I’m feeling right now. I’m literally shaking. My essay is about cultural appropriation,” she tweeted.Fellow contributor Joshua Whitehead added: “I can’t get over how in my piece I called out appropriation and settler expectations in CanLit publications and performances (including TWUC calling their community a ‘tribe’ on their website) and yet they still published this.”last_img read more

People urged to wear red to honour woman found dead on Newfoundland

first_imgCONNE RIVER, N.L. — A Newfoundland First Nation asked people to wear red Friday in honour of a woman found dead on the reserve, and for all murdered and missing Indigenous women.The Miawpukek Mi’kamawey Mawi’omi First Nation, which has identified the woman as Chantal John, said her death shows the national crisis has no boundaries.In a statement on its web site, the First Nation encouraged anyone wishing to show support for John’s family, and those of other murdered and missing Aboriginal women, to wear red.Red dresses have become a symbol of symbol of murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada.RCMP said they responded to a complaint of a suspicious death in Conne River, N.L., at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.There has been no official word on any arrests.Miawpukek Chief Mi’Sel Joe said the whole community is grieving for John, who was in her late 20s and a member of Joe’s family through adoption.He described her Thursday as a quiet and respectful person.“Right now everybody is in a bit of a shock and the whole community is under a dark cloud trying to deal with this tragedy,” Joe said.In a Facebook post, the First Nation emphasized the impact of John’s loss on the community.“As a community we are grieving. Such violence does not happen in small, rural communities. We are family, we are friends who are trying to deal with the murder of a young Indigenous women,” it said. It said her death “has hit home that the MMIWG crisis has no boundaries.”“Chantal’s death adds to the growing number of Canadian Indigenous women who are disproportionately affected by all forms of violence,” the post read. “Over the coming days and weeks we will do our best to support and comfort each other as this shock reverberates through our families and community.”The RCMP Major Crimes Section and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are investigating the death.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Petition Calls for African Union to Recognize Morocco’s Sovereignty over Sahara

Rabat – A new petition on Avaaz.com – which has gathered over 2,000 signatures since it was published on November 24th – asserts the Moroccan identity of the Western Sahara and urges the African Union to recognize the North African kingdom’s sovereignty in the disputed territory. “In November 6, 1975, King Hassan II launched a Green March towards the Moroccan Sahara to recover it from the Spain that occupied it; 350,000 Moroccans have participated in this peaceful march,” the text of the petition says, recounting the region’s colonial past. “History proves the Morocco-anity of the Sahara and the Sherifian Kingdom under the reign of King Mohammed VI is on the right track despite the enemies that surround it.”King Mohammed VI announced Morocco’s return to the African Union in October, but the organization’s internal congress has yet to formally reinstate the nation as a member via vote. The monarch has spent the bulk of the past two months touring other African countries to build private and public sector partnerships in order ramp up support for the kingdom’s return. He is currently in Madagascar.As a political reaction to the AU’s recognition of the self-declared Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) in 1984, King Hassan II suspended Morocco’s participation in the continental organization – leaving the union’s political agenda regarding the Western Sahara in the hands of Algeria and the kingdom’s other regional rivals.The SADR, led by the separatist Polisario Front, claims to be a government in exile and carries out the bulk of its operations in Tindouf, with the support of the Algerian regime. read more

Top UN officials discuss preparations for sustainable development conference

30 January 2012The heads of the General Assembly and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) met today to discuss preparations for the UN Sustainable Development Conference (Rio+20), which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June. The discussions between Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova took place in Paris, a day before a conference entitled “Towards new global governance for the environment,” which was organized by France and in which Mr. Al-Nasser will deliver the keynote speech.During their meeting, the two officials also discussed the latest developments in the Middle East as well as mediation, the dialogue of civilizations and disaster risk reduction, according to a note released by Mr. Al-Nasser’s spokesperson. read more

TD Bank shuts 81 Florida branches due to storm CIBC closes branches

Toronto-Dominion Bank is closing all 81 of its branches in South Florida in preparation for the arrival of hurricane Irma.The bank said today the decision was made for the safety of its employees and customers based on the severity of storm forecasts. A spokesman said in a statement that TD Bank is monitoring Irma’s path and timing, and will make a decision on whether to close other TD Bank locations in Florida based on the storm’s projections throughout the state.Based on current projections, the affected branches are expected to reopen by Sunday.TD Bank said it is preparing branches in the anticipated path of the hurricane by ensuring they are stocked with needed supplies, such as sandbags and back-up generators.CIBC, meanwhile, confirms it has closed its offices on three islands in the Caribbean and will also shut operations in Florida on Friday.The bank said it has two offices in Florida. CIBC FirstCaribbean operates in 17 countries in the Caribbean.Florida officials ordered thousands of metropolitan Miami’s 6 million residents to leave today before hurricane Irma hits the state this weekend. The National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane watch for the Florida Keys and parts of South Florida, the first of what is likely many watches and warnings throughout Florida over the next few days.While people in the state anxiously watched the massive storm, Irma battered the northern Caribbean, killing at least six people and leaving thousands homeless after destroying buildings and uprooting trees.At least 31,000 people fled the Florida Keys, which could begin seeing wind and rain from Irma as early as Friday night, Gov. Rick Scott said. He noted the size of the powerful Category 5 storm, and told residents not to become complacent. read more

At Security Council UN humanitarian official flags catastrophic situation in Syria despite

“As we meet today, the evacuation of the eastern districts of Aleppo may have concluded but the situation in Syria remains catastrophic,” the Director of Operations at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), John Ging, informed the 15-member Council, on behalf of the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, who also heads OCHA.Overall, more than 35,000 people were evacuated from the remaining besieged, opposition-held areas of eastern districts of Aleppo, including some 20,000 since the Security Council adopted a resolution approving UN monitors for the evacuations. A total of 308 buses, 61 ambulances and 1,231 private vehicles were used in the process, crossing numerous checkpoints from the besieged areas through the western part of the city and into western rural Aleppo, and onwards to the north-western city of Idlib.In parallel, an estimated 1,300 people were evacuated from the besieged villages of Foah and Kefrayeh in the governorate of Idlib.Mr. Ging underlined that despite these developments, some 13.5 million Syrians continue to remain in dire need of humanitarian assistance, including nearly nine million who are food insecure. Many people, in particular children, are also left physically and psychologically traumatised by the deprivation and bombardment they have endured. He added that humanitarian actors continued to face significant challenges reaching populations that have little access to food, medical care and other essential items due to the insecurity in many areas, as well as because of administrative delays on the part of the authorities, such as the approval of facilitation letters and convoy plans.“Due to lack of approval by the Government of Syria, the UN team has not had access to eastern Aleppo in recent months – but, since 15 December has undertaken a monitoring and observation function, stationed around the clock close to the Ramouseh checkpoint in the Government-controlled part of Aleppo,” the OCHA official said.“What was reduced to a two-step approval process earlier this year,” Mr. Ging added,” has gone back again to being a ten-step process and we have only secured agreement from the Syrian Government for one convoy so far this month, reaching 6,000 people. This is despite receiving initial approvals to reach almost 800,000 people in December.”He also drew attention to the situation in Idlib where currently, according to estimates, nearly two million people reside, of which 700,000 are internally displaced, including 35,000 who have been displaced from eastern Aleppo this month.There are broader concerns that the civilian population in Idlib are at risk of suffering the same fate as those in Aleppo if it becomes the focus of a new and more intense offensive – UN OCHA official John Ging“There are broader concerns that the civilian population in Idlib are at risk of suffering the same fate as those in Aleppo if it becomes the focus of a new and more intense offensive,” Mr. Ging said, adding that UN and its partners have been supporting approximately 700,000 people with food, 340,000 with medical treatment, and some 230,000 with water and sanitation assistance each month.The OCHA official stressed that, despite all the challenges, the UN, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and other key humanitarian partners, though their “heroic staff” on the ground, continue to try to reach every Syrian in need.However, he said, efforts are falling short at the global level to support the organizations at the grouped and appealed to Council members and all parties to the conflict and their allies to redouble their efforts to end this conflict and in the meantime provide more effective support to humanitarian action for the innocent victims of this conflict.“As has been stated so many times, there is no humanitarian solution to this crisis. We welcome the announcement by the UN Special Envoy de Staffan de Mistura on the resumption of political talks in February,” the OCHA official said. “The number of those dying, displaced and suffering continues to rise as we end 2016, a new political commitment to peace will be needed if 2017 is to offer any different prospect than the death and destruction of the past five years.” Operations Director for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) John Ging briefs the Security Council on behalf of UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, on the situation in the Middle East. UN Photo/Manuel Elias read more

Michael Owens Bentley buried under tree after he parked it to shelter

first_imgNot ideal at 5:30am when you’ve got a train to catch! Thought I was clever sheltering my car from the snow! 😂🙈 pic.twitter.com/9Oqz8UxiPR— michael owen (@themichaelowen) December 11, 2017 Former footballer Michael Owen thought he was being clever when he parked his car under a tree in order to shelter it from snow.However, gravity was not his friend when the snow-laden branches collapsed under the weight, causing the tree to lean over onto his car.He wrote on Twitter: “Not ideal at 5:30am when you’ve got a train to catch! Thought I was clever sheltering my car from the snow!”The snowy conditions have caused many people travel chaos, as planes and trains were delayed and cancelled and motorists faced dangerous conditions on ‘black ice Monday’. 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. To keep up with all the travel advice, follow our UK weather article here. Other motorists are also set to face travel delays on Monday, with the RAC advising journeys may take up to three hours longer than normal.Those on the roads should keep a look-out for ice; a yellow warning is in place for most of Wales and central parts of England.More cold weather is also on the way, and temperatures could plummet to -15C on Monday night.center_img Many of Mr Owen’s followers were sympathetic, with one writing: “Poor Michael Owen, even his car is injured.”Others offered tips — a follower tweeted: “Catch the bus Michael.”Some advised he invest in a garage, and others said it was quite festive to find a car under a tree. Wouldn’t mind 1 of those under my 🎄— Paul gillen (@paul_gillen) December 11, 2017 I bet for once you wish you were driving a Ford Focus.— Mark Murphy (@footballmurph) December 11, 2017last_img read more

IDS and TRE ALTAMIRA offer new integrated monitoring service for mines

first_imgIDS GeoRadar, the global provider of slope monitoring radar systems (IBIS), and TRE ALTAMIRA, the worldwide leader in ground monitoring services using satellite InSAR, have announced a new integrated monitoring service for mining companies, capitalising on their expertise in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technologies. “The integrated use of satellite and ground-based SAR enables mining professionals to extend the concept of safety monitoring in space and time.”IDS GeoRadar and TRE ALTAMIRA say they are committed to offering a comprehensive solution to fulfil all mine stability needs, ranging from monitoring large-scale mining operations over hundreds of square kilometres, to specific movements at the pit scale. Thanks to the large spatial coverage of satellite data, TRE ALTAMIRA can identify unstable areas over wide areas, also with the ability to extend the analysis of deformation back in time, thanks to the availability of historical archives of satellite images. All mining assets can be monitored regularly and precisely for deformation.Over the last eight years, IDS GeoRadar IBIS radars have been installed in hundreds of mines across five continents, providing critical monitoring of fast movement, with a very-short timing response, enabling the implementation of early warning alarms and tracking of slow movement for long term risk mitigation.Through the analysis of satellite data, mine operators can complement ground-based radar measurements to identify anomalous instability over large areas, to address and properly plan the best monitoring array.  The two technologies are complementary, with satellite radars mostly sensitive to the vertical settlement of ground and IBIS to rock face movements of steep walls.last_img read more

Irish companies sign €40 million worth of deals in Asia creating 20

first_imgIRISH AND ASIAN companies have signed contracts worth €5 million and 20 jobs in Ireland as part of a trade mission to China and South Korea.In addition to that funding, investments of €36million in business opportunities in Asia were agreed by Irish companies during the week-long trade and investment mission.The announcement comes at the end of a five-day programme to Beijing, Shanghai and Seoul, in which 41 Irish companies participated, targeting export and investment opportunities for Irish companies.The trade and investment mission also included 13 bilateral meetings with IDA Ireland target companies.Speaking from Seoul, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said that the jobs represented a dividend on the Action Plan for Jobs.“At the heart of our Action Plan for Jobs is building a new, sustainable economy based on exports and innovation. As part of this strategy we have put in place a number of measures including doubling the number of trade missions and putting extra IDA and Enterprise Ireland staff in foreign markets.“I have said before that Irish entrepreneurs and business-people are the real heroes of the recovery we are starting to see across our economy. The 41 companies who participated in this mission, some of whom have finalised deals, others of whom have made major progress, have done great work over this week.”The deals done on the trip include IT, food and HR businesses.Read: Coveney: Irish beef will be on American shelves by autumnlast_img read more

Steve Jobs movie sees Ashton Kutcher take lead role

first_imgReleasing any form of serious news on April 1st is a big mistake as everyone undoubtedly questions whether it’s a joke or not. So Jeff Sneider deciding to announce Ashton Kutcher is playing Steve Jobs in a forthcoming indie movie yesterday was surprising. He is insisting this isn’t a joke though, via his Twitter account.The movie is being financed by Mark Hulme and directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Neverwas, Swing Vote, Carnaval). Script writing duties are being handled by Matt Whiteley.Ashton Kutcher is probably more well known for his TV series than his movies, with That ’70s Show and more recently Two and a Half Men standing out. But the biggest thing he would bring to the role of Jobs is actually managing to look very much like him without a lot of time in the dressing room. That’s not to deny his acting abilities, it’s just that looking like the character you are playing is very useful.Steve Jobs continues to be a popular figure and icon, so you could say a movie of his life was inevitable. Sales of Walter Isaacson’s book surely helped movie executives decide to go ahead and fund the project (with Sony Pictures also planning a Jobs movie), and we’ve already heard rumors that George Clooney was being considered for the role for Sony. However, it’s easier to make a younger actor look older than it is to make an older one young. Kutcher was always going to be a better fit than Clooney for that reason alone. So we could end up with two very different movies: Sony’s using multiple actors for Jobs’ life, and this indie project using Kutcher throughout.With production starting in May, it’s likely the movie will be ready for release in time to mark the 2nd anniversary of Jobs’ death. My only hope is that it’s a genuinely good movie on a par with The Social Network in terms of the reception it receives.Read more at Variety. Image via Slashfilmlast_img read more

Greece expects to beat 2014 budget target

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece said on Wednesday it expected to beat a 2014 budget target set by its international lenders and may tap bond markets again with an issue of between 3 and 6 billion euros to plug any potential funding gap over the next 12 months.Athens sees a primary budget surplus of 2.3 percent of GDP this year, exceeding a target of 1.5 percent of GDP set by the European Union and International Monetary Fund, Deputy Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said.The figures Staikouras announced are part of an updated mid-term budget plan, which the government has submitted for approval to parliament.“The mid-term plan for 2015-18 marks the country’s path towards economic recovery and growth and towards maintaining substantial and sustainable primary budget surpluses,» Staikouras said.Bailed-out Athens has been topping its budget targets and returned to bond markets earlier this month, in a sign of the progress made in fixing its finances after four years of tough austerity measures that wiped out almost a quarter of its GDP and sent unemployment to record highs of nearly 28 percent.The mid-term plan sees Greek real GDP growing by an average 3.3 percent in 2015-2018, leading to an unemployment rate of 15.9 percent by 2018.Greece ended a four-year exile from international bond markets earlier this month with the sale of a five-year bond, and Staikouras said Athens could sell between 3 and 6 billion euros of bonds over the next 12 months.Greece says it will need no third bailout after the two it already received, worth a total 237 billion euros, to cover its 2010-2014 funding needs. Athens’s euro zone lenders are more circumspect and say they are standing by to provide more help if needed.Source: Reuterslast_img read more

Washougal man sentenced in firearm brandishing

first_imgA Washougal man who brandished a gun at people in two different convenience store parking lots was sentenced Monday to more than two years in prison.Johnathon Blake Fulmer, 24, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to first-degree theft, second-degree assault and unlawful display of a weapon, a gross misdemeanor, stemming from the April 4 incidents. He entered an “in re Barr” plea to the theft charge, which allows a defendant to plead guilty to a lesser related charge he didn’t commit in order to avoid conviction for a greater offense. Fulmer initially faced a first-degree robbery charge.Shortly before 2:15 a.m., Steven Riddle was getting gas at Chevron, 165 C St., in Washougal when Fulmer approached him and made antagonistic remarks toward him. He then saw Fulmer expose what appeared to be a pistol tucked in his waistband before returning to his car and driving away erratically, according to a probable cause affidavit.About 2 1/2 hours later, Vancouver police were called to the 7-Eleven at 5600 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. There, Fulmer pulled up in a vehicle and pointed what appeared to be a handgun at Jacob Lepley and demanded his cellphone. A store clerk, Montreal Massui, was in the parking lot, and Fulmer pointed the gun at him, too, the affidavit states. Massui started running, and Fulmer followed him in his vehicle until Massui ran back inside the store, court records said.Fulmer later told investigators he was at both locations but denied being involved in the confrontations or having a gun, according to court documents.last_img read more

Bloomberg Businessweek Faces Deep Change New Leadership

first_imgBloomberg Businessweek is about to undergo “deep change.” In a memo to staff sent early Thursday, EIC John Micklethwait and CEO Justin Smith alluded to impending layoffs and desk shuffling, in addition to announcing changes to top leadership. “To step back, BBW, for all its successes, faces some deep challenges. The magazine is not integrated enough into the rest of our editorial operations. And BBW’s business model has also not evolved as quickly as the market around it — and does not have enough of a focus on digital innovation,” the memo reads. Megan Murphy is now editor-in-chief of Bloomberg Businessweek. She replaces Ellen Pollock, who took the role last October after Josh Tyrangiel left for Vice News. Click here for an update on changes across Bloomberg. Editorial changes will include integrating magazine journalists into the greater Bloomberg newsroom. Content will focus in on business and finance, with more daily news offerings and, of course, more digital. “What will emerge from this will be very different from the stand-alone magazine you all write for at the moment which Ellen has led so diligently,” the memo reads. Bloomberg Businessweek will also add the new role of publishing director to focus on consumer marketing and digital subscriptions, as well as ad sales. This role will work as a business-side partner adjacent to Murphy. Murphy, who’s been at the helm of the Bloomberg News Washington Bureau since September 2015, will lead a relaunch of the magazine in Q2 2017. The magazine will print as is until then. “The revenue model is still too reliant on declining print advertising rather than digital or multi-platform subscriber revenue. We don’t feel that the franchise fully reflects the scale of Bloomberg’s global presence.” In the memo, Micklethwait and Smith praised Pollock for her work while promising to transform Bloomberg Businessweek’s editorial mission and business model. Deputy editor Brad Wieners is also leaving, though managing editor Kristin Powers will remain with the company.last_img read more

Begich Sullivan Meet At AFN Senate Candidate Forum

first_imgCandidates for U.S. Senate Dan Sullivan and Sen. Mark Begich met on-stage at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage Friday.Download AudioBoth candidates agreed that Alaska’s subsistence management system was “broken.” Each candidate’s solution, however, was different. Begich supports more federal involvement“I get requests now from many different parts of the community of Alaska asking for more federal control in the sense of managing the subsistence rights, because they believe the state is not listening,” Begich said. “An example of that was when the commercial fishing was closed, subsistence was closed, and then when they reopened, commercial got the opening first and subsistence did not.”“I wrote a strong letter to the governor about this, that subsistence rights are a fundamental right.”Sullivan told the audience he understands the importance of subsistence. He talked about his wife, Julie Fate Sullivan, the daughter of Mary Jane Fate, a once-prominent figure in the Alaska Federation of Natives. He talked about spending summers at the family fish camp. He thinks that more state involvement is key to fixing subsistence, not less. At the end of his answer, he defended himself to delegates for his role in representing the State of Alaska in the Katie John case, a case that AFN was involved in for 19 years. AFN saw the state’s appeals of the case as an attack on subsistence rights.“When I was attorney general I did participate in an element of the Katie John case,” Sullivan said. “This has been a case going on for decades. It was no personal lawsuit against Katie John, I have the deepest respect for like I do my mother-in-law.”“That case was about when I was involved that extent of state control over our rivers and as Alaska’s attorney general I advocated for more state control not control from the federal government and that’s the way most state officials have done that.”After the forum, volunteers with signs reading “Follow me to Vote” appeared. The volunteers led people over across the street to city hall where ballots for all precincts across the state were available for early voting.last_img read more

Puerto Rico officials advisers hold meeting with creditors

first_imgOnce that plan is completed “the contribution required from each of our investors will be made clear,” Acosta said at the New York offices of Citigroup.The live-streamed meeting with bondholders came about two weeks after Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Puerto Rico’s outstanding $72 billion public debt is unpayable given the island’s long recession.Garcia said he is seeking a payment moratorium from bondholders and renegotiations on debt. His administration also is pushing the U.S. Congress to allow Puerto Rico’s government and its public agencies access to Chapter 9 bankruptcy if needed.Acosta told investors the Caribbean island is “committed to developing a comprehensive package of reforms” to reverse more than a decade of persistent economic stagnation.Because the economic recovery plan will take years to implement and span different administrations in the U.S. commonwealth, Garcia’s government will propose establishing a financial control board with the “tools necessary to compel compliance,” she said.The meeting included a presentation by Anne Krueger, a former International Monetary Fund official who co-authored a recent report titled “Puerto Rico – A Way Forward” that the island’s government is using as a kind of blueprint. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican officials and advisers on Monday held the first of what they say will be several meetings with creditors to explain why they believe it is necessary to restructure the U.S. territory’s public debt amid a deepening economic crisis.But specifics for bondholders were few. While saying “sacrifices” will be required by everyone involved, Government Development Bank President Melba Acosta said it was premature to propose details to investors because a credible recovery and fiscal adjustment plan is still being drawn up. Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Parents, stop beating yourself up Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Among other things, Krueger recommends exchanging some of Puerto Rico’s debt for bonds with longer maturities and slashing subsidies to the University of Puerto Rico for savings of up to $500 million annually.She said the Puerto Rican government’s spiraling debt and fiscal situation is unsustainable and its cash balances are critically low. At the same, she noted, the island’s labor force has been steadily falling as people move to the U.S. because the island has had “almost no economic growth for two decades.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Mesa family survives lightning strike to home 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Regent Seven Seas Cruis

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterRegent Seven Seas Cruises has unveiled 65 new Mediterranean and Northern Europe shore excursions for the inaugural 2020 season of Seven Seas Splendor. Curated in partnership with local tour operators, the new activities will be exclusively available to guests of Seven Seas Splendor in its debut season before it is rolled out to all Regent sailings in Europe in 2021.“We collaborated with the best local tour operators in the region to curate unique and memorable experiences that will result in a truly unrivaled experience for guests sailing on Seven Seas Splendor’s inaugural season,” said Jason Montague, President and Chief Executive Officer of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.“Many of these excursions are being offered for the first time by our tour operator partners and are new for luxury travellers. With nearly half of these experiences included in Regent’s Free Unlimited Shore Excursions program, our new offerings are one more example of how Seven Seas Splendor will perfect luxury.”Magnificent Village of Fontaine de Vaucluse and L’Isle Sur La Sorgue, FranceOn these excursions, guests explore villages in Marseille, France, visit a centuries-old wine estate in Corfu, Greece, dance their way through an acoustic flamenco experience in an underground mine, try mussel tasting in Boka Bay, Montenegro or ride an e-bike through the vineyards of La Cadiere D’Azur in France.Nearly 30 of the new shore excursions are free and according to Regent, “offer more excitement, deeper learning and even more enriching opportunities than before”.The complete list of new shore excursions can be accessed here.Lead image: Mussel tasting tour by speedboat, Montenegro.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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