BEIJING — China said Thursday that 15 foreign ambassadors, including the envoy from Canada, exceeded their diplomatic roles by issuing a letter expressing concern about the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of members of the country’s Muslim minorities in re-education camps.Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters at a daily briefing that it would be “problematic” if the diplomats were attempting to put pressure on local authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, where the detentions have taken place.Hua said the letter violated the terms of the Vienna Convention governing diplomatic relations and that the ambassadors should not “interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.”“As ambassadors, they are supposed to play positive roles in promoting mutual understanding, mutual trust and co-operation … rather than making unreasonable requests to the countries where they are based,” Hua said.She said the letter issued this week and reportedly spearheaded by Canada was based on hearsay, despite widely distributed reports from detainees, relatives and officials documenting the sweeping and seemingly arbitrary detentions.Inmates and relatives say the camps impose military-style discipline and punishments and force detainees to renounce their religion and culture while swearing fealty to President Xi Jinping and the ruling Communist Party.Asked about the letter, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he had “highlighted the questions and concerns that we have” surrounding the issue in his bilateral meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Singapore.“Canada will continue to look for ways to advance and promote human rights in partnership with our likeminded allies everywhere around the world,” Trudeau said at a news conference Thursday.The letter to the Chinese government has not been made public, but the Reuters news agency said it was signed by 15 Western ambassadors, including the Canadian, British, French, Swiss, European Union, German, and Australian envoys.Diplomats from the countries named in the report either did not reply to requests for confirmation or said they had no comment.Hua’s comments came as a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is bringing a measure to urge President Donald Trump to help Chinese Muslims respond to the crackdown.The legislation would urge Trump to condemn “gross violations” of human rights in Xinjiang, where the U.N. estimates that as many as 1 million Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities are being held in arbitrary detention.It would also support an existing push for sanctions against Xinjiang Communist Party chief Chen Quanguo and other officials under the Magnitsky Act, which prevents foreign officials from entering the U.S. and freezes any assets they have in U.S. banks.Other sanctions raised for consideration by the act include a ban on sales of U.S.-made goods or services to Xinjiang state agents such as those that could be used for surveillance and suppression.Chinese authorities have denied that the internment camps exist, but say petty criminals are sent to “employment training centres.” The Xinjiang government has revised regulations to officially permit the use of “education and training centres” to reform “people influenced by extremism.”The rules direct the centres to teach the Mandarin language, occupational and legal education, as well as “ideological education, psychological rehabilitation and behaviour correction.”Xinjiang’s native Uighur and Kazakh ethnic groups are culturally, religiously and linguistically distinct from China’s Han majority and the region has been home to a low-intensity rebellion against rule from Beijing. Many of the region’s natives say their culture is under threat from Chinese policies aiming to assimilate them and that they face disadvantages in education and employment from Han migrants from other parts of China.Members of the Muslim Hui ethnic group — culturally and linguistically closer to the Han — have also been ensnared in the campaign that has drawn comparisons to Mao Zedong’s radical 1966-76 Cultural Revolution.Also on Thursday, China’s Cabinet released a report entitled “Protection and Development of Xinjiang Culture,” that stressed the importance of adopting Mandarin Chinese among ethnic groups and referred to their Islamic faith as “religious culture.”“Xinjiang adheres to the historical tradition of the Sinosization of religion and actively adapts religion to socialist society,” the report said.___McNeil reported from Singapore.Christopher Bodeen And Sam McNeil, The Associated Press
On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 82.79 points to 15,165.49.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 38.26 points to 21,903.63.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 12.12 points to 2,458.42.The Nasdaq composite index was up 63.23 points to 6,365.11.The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.23 cents US, up from Tuesday’s average price of 79.90 cents US.
The delivery of food and non-food items to Goma and Sake is part of the first phase of a UN operation to distribute emergency supplies to the population displaced by the disaster. Meanwhile, about half of Goma’s water distribution system was back on line, with the other half expected to be operational within 10 days. Neighbourhoods still without water have been getting help from the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC, which is distributing water bladders. UN officials said that a third road passage between the eastern and western parts of town was expected to be carved out of the lava today. The UN has also financed the purchase of a number of speedboats to aid the transport of goods between the two halves of Goma. Local officials in Goma decided this morning to re-open the airport but only for light airplanes, as engineers continued to study the condition of the runway.
Team TypeNO. teamsPrev. SeasonApril, current seasonRest-of-season Wins vs. Exp. All others134.447.591-0.1 That difference is just on the border of statistical significance, but if it holds true for the Braves, it would imply that they’re due to win more than expected based on their pessimistic win projections at FanGraphs and in our Elo interactive — and those extra wins could be enough to elevate them from a mid-80s win tally (sketchy territory, playoffs-wise) to a number closer to 90 wins (a much safer bet for making the postseason).That could be a huge step for an Atlanta club still trying to fill seats in its shiny new suburban stadium. These aren’t the old Greg Maddux/Tom Glavine/John Smoltz Braves, of course, but there’s real potential building in Atlanta right now. We’ll have to see where it takes the team — and how long it takes before the sabermetric indicators pick up on it. Top 10 in age and farm25.450.605+2.7 Win share *Team age is ranked from youngest to oldest, so a top-10 team would be among the 10 youngest rosters. Excludes the strike-shortened 1994 and 1995 seasons.Sources: baseball America, retrosheet Young, talented teams tend to build on hot April startsActual vs. expected rest-of-season wins (based on Elo) for teams who were below .500 in previous season but above .500 in April, by average age and farm-system ranking,* 1984-2017 The Atlanta Braves are, as they say, “ahead of schedule.” Going into the season, we commended their young talent base but gave them just a 15 percent shot at making the playoffs, figuring that they’d need another year of rebuilding before truly making the leap toward contention. Fast-forward a month, however, and Atlanta is blowing away those expectations: Against a difficult schedule, the Braves are 19-11 and occupy first place in the NL East — one and a half games clear of the New York Mets, who they just swept in a three-game series. So far, at least, the Braves’ future appears to be now.Even so, statistical algorithms such as FanGraphs’ rest-of-season projections and our own Elo system aren’t fully convinced. The former only has the Braves winning at the majors’ 21st-best clip over the rest of the season, while the latter is barely more optimistic, with Atlanta ranked 14th in the big leagues in terms of Elo. The stats are optimized for prediction, of course — but they have blind spots, too. So, a couple of days into May, is it too soon to call this a breakout year for Atlanta?Certainly Atlanta has played at an elite level over the first month of the season. On top of its impressive record (a 103-win pace over 162 games), the Braves rank1This and all following 2018 stats are up-to-date through Wednesday’s games. fifth in the league in Pythagorean winning percentage2Essentially, the winning percentage we’d expect the team to have based on its runs scored and allowed. and third in wins above replacement per game.3Averaging together the WAR metrics found at Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs. This isn’t merely a case of an outclassed team getting lucky by squeaking out close wins and moving up the standings; the Braves have come to their record honestly.Although Atlanta’s pitching (12th in WAR) has been more or less average — which actually represents a big improvement over last season’s 24th-ranked showing — the highlight of the 2018 Braves season thus far is a lineup that’s generating 5.6 runs per game, easily the most in the National League. First baseman Freddie Freeman ranks as one of the best hitters in baseball after a month of play, while 21-year-old second baseman Ozzie Albies has been a revelation. Albies was already way ahead of the curve as a rookie last season (he had a 112 OPS+, one of the best marks ever by a 20-year-old rookie), and he’s made major strides as a power hitter, upping his slugging percentage from .456 last year to .603 this season. (Granted, his elevated rate of homers per fly ball is sure to regress — but his hard-hit ball rate is up, too.)With all the attention on prospect Ronald Acuña Jr. going into the season, Albies was the one who got off to the red-hot start while Acuña was toiling in the minors (thanks to some service-time chicanery by the Atlanta front office). Now that Acuña and Albies are both in the majors together, the Braves have one of the most exciting young position-player duos we’ve seen in a long time. Not only were Acuña and Albies the two youngest players in MLB at the time Acuña was called up,4In the couple weeks since, yet another Brave has joined the majors and sandwiched himself between them in the youngest-player rankings: Pitcher Mike Soroka. That’s right: Atlanta has each of the three youngest players in baseball right now. but the duo also became the youngest pair of teammates to homer in the same game since 1978 when each went yard against the Reds on April 26.5Oddly, the last time it happened also featured two Braves (Glenn Hubbard and Bob Horner) going deep against the Reds. Go figure.Throw in a renaissance year from veteran right fielder Nick Markakis (151 OPS+), much-improved hitting from former top prospect Dansby Swanson and the late-career blossoming of 34-year-old catcher Kurt Suzuki at the plate (133 OPS+ over the past two seasons), and it’s no surprise the Braves’ scoring is up more than a full run per game compared to a year ago. The only question is how much of the team’s sudden improvement will persist for the remaining five months of the regular season. And that’s where the advanced metrics’ lack of faith in Atlanta’s breakout gets especially complicated.According to research by myself and others, it takes about 70 games before observed results from a season in progress reach even a 50-50 balance with preseason expectations, in terms of how much weight each deserves when assessing a team. The Braves have played less than half that many games so far this year, which probably goes a long way toward explaining why the statistical projections haven’t budged much off of Atlanta’s relatively bearish spring-training predictions. The past data says you can’t read too much into a month’s worth of results.However, that premise was designed to hold true for all teams as a group. What happens when we look at a smaller group of teams, especially just the ones that have as much breakout potential as the Braves? Atlanta went into the season with Baseball America’s top-ranked farm system and currently has the eighth-youngest roster in baseball (if we weight each player’s age by their wins contributed this season.6For this metric, I couldn’t use straight-up WAR, since the averages would be skewed for teams like the Marlins and Orioles, who barely have any WAR across their entire roster. Instead, I added back in the replacement-level wins generated by each player’s raw playing time to get an estimate of total wins created, then weighted every team’s age by that number.)To get a sense for whether this matters, I looked at all teams since 19847The earliest season for which I have data about farm-system rankings. who were coming off a sub-.500 season but had a better-than-.500 record in April. Over the rest of the season, teams in that group who were both among MLB’s 10 youngest and went into the year with a top-10 farm system (again, according to Baseball America) ended up winning 2.7 more games over the rest of the season than Elo would predict.8Using the same rest-of-season projection method I used here. By comparison, all other teams won roughly as many games as Elo thought they would.9Specifically, they won 0.1 fewer games than expected.
Allergy sufferers have been told to use EpiPens past their normal expiry date, amid shortage of the life-saving devices. It has been agreed that the use-by date of some EpiPens can be extended by four months according to the medicines regulator. EpiPens are the most common adrenaline auto-injectors and are prescribed to people with potentially serious allergies, such as to nuts, milk, fish, shellfish, eggs and some fruits.They can only be used once and usually have an expiry date that lasts for a minimum of 12 months. There has been a shortage of EpiPens in the UK and other countries for months, as well as a lack of the alternatives – Jext and Emerade – due to a rise in demand. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said it had agreed to a request by the company behind EpiPen, to extend the expiry date of some batches of the 0.3mg version of the device. It said the devices would work “just as effectively” during the extended expiry period. The extension does not apply to the 0.15mg version, given to children under 30kg.Emma Cummings, whose 10-year-old son Loui has severe allergies, said if supply problems continued and she had no adrenaline auto injectors left that were in date, she would be forced to keep her son indoors, as he is at risk from airborne allergens. 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. “Loui wouldn’t be allowed out of the four walls of our own house, where I can categorically state that there is nothing in the house to trigger any allergies for him.” She added that it would “restrict his education”, but she would have “no choice”. EpiPens makers are working with the government to resolve the issue. It is recommended that sufferers should keep two devices on them for cases of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction to an allergy, because one is not always enough. Another concerned parent is Sal Smith whose four-year-old’s EpiPens are due to expire at the end of the month and she says “she’s getting worried now”.
(Alaska Public Media file photo)Sport fishing for king salmon is looking bleak in Southcentral after recent closures announced by the Department of Fish and Game.Listen nowAll sport fishing for kings on the Kenai River, including catch and release, closed Wednesday. Farther to the north, king fishing will close starting Friday morning on the Susitna and Little Susitna rivers, as well as the Big Su’s tributaries. A subsistence fishery on the Upper Yentna is also set to close early Monday.The more recent closures follow earlier, broader restrictions for streams off the Parks Highway and elsewhere. Now, the popular Deshka River king salmon sport fishery is also closed.“It is pretty widespread,” Area Management Biologist Sam Ivey said. “As far as I know, we’re the last area up here in the north to close to fishing for wild king salmon. The only fisheries open now are hatchery-stocked.”Biologists say fish counts have shown far fewer king salmon swimming upstream to breeding grounds than were expected. The closure notices say shutting down sport fishing for kings is necessary to protect fish numbers and fishing opportunities in the future.The closures for the Susitna and Little Su rivers are set to run through July 13 and to the end of July for the Kenai River.
Ranveer Singh, Deepika PadukoneFacebookAmidst the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2019, a photo of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone campaigning for BJP and PM Narendra Modi had gone viral on the internet. In the picture, the couple were seen wearing saffron scarves on which a text appealing for votes for BJP and Modi was being highlighted. “Vote for BJP N Modi,” read the text on Ranveer and Deepika’s saffron scarves. But were they really campaigning for BJP and Modi?The truth about the the viral picture of Ranveer and Deepika wearing saffron scarves is that it was clicked on November 30, 2018 when the couple had gone to pay their visit to the Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai in coordinated outfits. The event was carried by several media outlets when the newly weds had gone to seek blessings at the temple. Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone’s viral picture campaigning for BJP in the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2019FacebookIt has now been learnt that the particular image was photoshopped and was shared on a Facebook page by the name “Ek Bihari 100 Pe Bhari” which has about 38,192 followers till date. The post has garnered about 1.8K likes and 5.4K shares on the social media platform ever since it was shared on April 10 a day before the beginning of the first phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.See the original photos here: Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh look impeccable as a couple at Siddhivinayak Temple
Map of Chapainawabganj. Prothom Alo File PhotoA suspected robber was killed in a mob beat in Kalon Bil area of Gomastapur upazila in Chapainawabganj on Friday morning, reports UNB.The deceased is Raihan, 24, son of a certain Bakkar Ali, a resident of Birampur area in Chowdhala union of the upazila.A gang of robbers committed a robbery in Naodapara area adjacent to Boalia-Jambaria road on Thursday night, said Gomastapur police station officer-in-charge Shahin Kamal.Local people caught two of the robbers in Kalon Bil area and beat them black and blue, leaving the two injured.Later, the injured were admitted to Gomastapur upazila health complex where Raihan succumbed to his injuries around 6:00am.
Volcanic vog turns air unhealthy in resorts on MauiLet Hawaii Happen – A Surprise LGBT Wedding videoAloha is not “Aloooooha”: Stop visitors from offending HawaiiansMore articles on eTurboNews click here My number one priority is the safety and security of the people of Hawaiʻi and our visitors. Our everyday heroes are protecting our state, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. I thank them for their dedication and sacrifice.I will not stand for scapegoating of our emergency management personnel when a number of unfortunate errors caused this event. Death threats are completely unacceptable and not how we do things here.I am the governor and these good, decent emergency personnel work for me. I am ultimately responsible.I wish I could say there was a simple reason for why it took so long to get the correction to the false alert out. While we got to Twitter, TV and Facebook fairly quickly,we were hamstrung by a number of factors making it difficult to get a timely cancellation out to cell phones.It is clear what happened Saturday revealed the need for additional safeguards and improvements to our state system.I already directed the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to cease their ballistic missile defense internal warning drill until a full review of the facts and circumstances surrounding the false alert is concluded.We created an immediate process with a pre-scripted cancellation and false alert message.We imposed a two-step, two-person rule for all TV, radio and wireless activation.And we established better protocols and lines of communication across our emergency management network.Moving forward, there is much to fix, plan for and do.Today, I signed an Executive Order appointing Brigadier General Kenneth Hara, the Deputy Adjutant General, to oversee a comprehensive review of our emergencymanagement enterprise and to immediately implement needed changes. He will be working closely with General Miyagi and the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency team. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… General Hara is also tasked with helping us, government, businesses, families and individuals know what to do, where to go and how to prepare. Children going down manholes, stores closing their doors to those seeking shelter and cars driving at high speeds cannot happen again. We will do a better job of educating the public.General Hara will give me an initial action plan within 30 days and a formal report in 60 days.We’ve already made a number of fixes.On Saturday, we went to work immediately to implement improvements to our emergency management system, staffing, and procedures to fix these problems. Let me be clear, false notifications – and waiting for what felt like an eternity – will not happen again. You have my promise on this.I have also been pushing for the ability to test the cellular alerts, just as we do the monthly siren test. But it hasbeen blocked nationwide. This has prevented us from testing the cell phone warning alert system.Long before Saturday, I signed a formal opt-in agreement with FirstNet. This is a nationwide broadband network for the first responder community being built across the state.FirstNet makes it possible to exchange critical information instantly among all of Hawaiʻi’s responder community.They will have the latest and most accurate information and will be able to respond more quickly.FirstNet will continue to function should telephone circuits and cell systems be overloaded.I look forward to partnering with the legislature and our Congressional delegation to make sure we provide you with the tools and resources you need to keep you and your families safe.We are a resilient community. We look out for and help each other.Hawaiʻi knows how to stand strong and defend itself. But we must also work for a more peaceful world. We must demand a de-escalation with North Korea, so sirens and warnings become a thing of the past.In the words of Martin Luther King, Junior, who we remember today, “The time is always right to do what is right.”Thank you and aloha.Share this: Like this:Like Loading… Today the Governor of the State of Hawaii told the world about his thoughts on the ballistic attack alert issued by the State of Hawaii Emergency Management office Saturday morning putting 1.4 million people in a state of shock.I want to begin by offering my personal apology for the fear, anxiety and heartache the false alert on Saturday created for you. It was terrifying for all of us – our families, visitors, and especially, the children of Hawaiʻi.
The earthquake in Christchurch has forced organisers of MEETINGS 2011 to relocate the upcoming business expo out of the city. With the business event originally arranged to be held in Christchurch in June this year, Christchurch & Canterbury Convention Bureau manager Leonie Ashford said the city has a lot of post-quake rebuilding ahead and it was logical to find an alternative city to host the expo.”We pride ourselves on being a stand-out destination and the perfect hosts, but sadly this year we can’t deliver on that,” Ms Ashford said. “Our focus needs to be on rebuilding our city and our industry so that’s why we’ve decided that we can’t host MEETINGS as planned this year.”Conventions and Incentives New Zealand chief executive Alan Trotter said despite relocating the event, the organisation would continue to assist Christchurch and its business tourism industry. “Christchurch is a vital cog in our business tourism industry and it is in all our interests that it gets back on its feet as quickly as possible and re-opens for business,” Mr Trotter said. Rotorua Energy Events Centre has been selected as the alternative hosting city for MEETINGS 2011 to be held on 22 and 23 June. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
Avis Australia names 2016 scholarship recipient (L-R) Avis Australia Travel Industry Manager Russell Butler, 2016 Avis Scholarship winner Barbara Baron (Sylvania Travel & Cruise), The Hon. John Barilaro MP (NSW Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Skills and Minister for Small Business) and Avis Pacific Region Managing Director Kaye CeilleAvis Australia names 2016 scholarship recipientBarbara Baron from Sylvania Travel & Cruise in New South Wales today joins an elite group of Australian travel consultants after by being named as the 2016 recipient of the Avis Travel Agent Scholarship – the retail travel industry’s most prestigious award for customer service.The Scholarship — which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary — is awarded annually to an Australian travel consultant who consistently delivers outstanding customer service.Avis Travel Industry Manager Russell Butler says Baron impressed this year’s judges with her enthusiasm and passion.“Barbara’s determination to exceed her customers’ expectations was obvious through every step of the Scholarship process,” says Butler. “She deserves her place among our extraordinary group of Scholarship recipients, and I am confident she will make an excellent ambassador for the program and the Australian travel industry during our 20th year.”Baron was announced as this year’s recipient at an award ceremony in Sydney attended by Australian travel industry leaders and guest of honour, The Hon. John Barilaro MP, New South Wales’ Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Skills and Minister for Small Business.As the 2016 winner Baron receives a prize package valued at more than $40,000 and including:two return Qantas Airways Business Class tickets to New Yorksix nights’ accommodation in Manhattan, seven days car rental from Avis and appointments with senior executives at Avis World Headquarters in New Jersey, with site visits to US travel agenciesa scholarship to study at Southern Cross University with financial support of up to $8,000 (subject to the terms and conditions identified by Southern Cross University)12 months’ individual membership of Cruise Lines International Association (Australasia) and two tickets to attend Cruise3sixty Australasia in Sydney in September 2017a Polonious Resources Personal Profile, feedback session and on-call personal/professional coaching for 12 monthstwo tickets to the 2017 National Travel Industry Awards Gala Dinner in Sydney (including return flights and overnight accommodation).In addition, she will enjoy a one year honorary position on the Avis Travel Agents Advisory Board.This year’s Scholarship finalists also included:Joanna Tatton, Cruiseabout Noosa (QLD)Jeanette Lasek, Travel by Design (NSW)Melissa Pointon, MTA Travel (NSW)Janene Ferguson, Helloworld South Melbourne (VIC).Each finalist will now receive a personal online behavioural profile and consultation session with a Polonious Resources business coach.Butler thanked every travel agent who took part in this year’s Scholarship program, and acknowledged the award’s major sponsors for their ongoing generosity over the past 20 years.“Twenty years is a remarkable milestone for any awards program, and this would not have been possible without the support and commitment of our sponsors. We thank them on behalf of Avis and the Australian travel industry.” Avis Scholarshipdiscover more hereSource = Avis
Go back to the enewsletterWhen Virgin Voyages’ first ship, the Scarlet Lady, embarks on her inaugural season in 2020, ‘Sailors’ will have access to extraordinary brews from Intelligentsia Coffee. The specialty coffee pioneer and Virgin Voyages’ partnership will be rooted in shared values of commitment to quality and responsible sourcing.Virgin Voyages’ exclusive Intelligentsia blend will be available complementary at all eateries on board Scarlet Lady and her sister lady ships. The Virgin Voyages Blend sources fresh coffee year-round, from Intelligentsia’s Northern season menu in the summer and fall and Southern season menu in the winter and spring. Throughout the year, Intelligentsia’s team creates a consistent flavour experience, balancing the comfort of familiar flavours with a spirit of adventure and discovery. Sailors can look forward to caramelised sugars, a touch of roastiness, and the natural sweetness that is the hallmark of Intelligentsia’s very best coffees.In addition to a constant supply of freshly brewed coffee in all eateries aboard Scarlet Lady, Ministry of Ground and Ministry of Ground Too powered by Intelligentsia will serve as the ship’s coffee bars, fully equipped with expert baristas and made to order beverages. Intelligentsia’s renowned coffee educators will provide extensive training to all Virgin Voyages baristas.Virgin Voyages’ Ministry of Ground coffee outpost“I judge a city by the quality of its coffee as social conversations cannot start before I’ve had my daily dose of personality juice,” said Chris Stubbs, Senior Director of Sailor Experience at Virgin Voyages. “We all knew Scarlet Lady needed a special coffee partner prepared by exceptionally trained baristas who can create the perfect cup of coffee to fuel our Sailors’ voyages with us.”Environmental sustainability and social impact are at the core of Virgin Voyages’ values. The brand’s purpose is to create an ‘Epic Sea Change for All’ and use business as a force for good, creating positive changes for people and the planet. Those values are shared by Intelligentsia’s team, who focuses on making extraordinary coffee an agent of change.Chicago-based Intelligentsia is a pioneer of coffee’s ‘third wave’, and the ideals of exceptional quality, transparency, and innovation that define specialty coffee today. Best known for being the first to adopt the direct trade model, a progressive sourcing method where their buying team travels directly to coffee-producing countries to source and collaborate with partners, paying well above fair trade prices. Intelligentsia continues to innovate in the industry, elevating every cup to a curated, culinary experience and working with partners to grow the world’s most exceptional coffees.Located in the heart of the ship on deck 7, coffee lovers can gaze out at the sea through a porthole-style window while enjoying their coffee. Designed by Softroom of London, Ministry of Ground features large porthole-style windows designed with their very own window seat so Sailors can gaze out at the ocean while sipping a single-origin coffee. Ministry of Ground has been designed with soft earth-tone finishes and furnished with aquamarine and purple hues for seating, tables and loungers. In addition to great hand-crafted specialty coffees, Sailors visiting Ministry of Ground can indulge in complimentary light cakes and bites with retail items like bags of Intelligentsia Coffee and JoJo loose-leaf teas, coffee cups, kettles and more available for purchase. Ministry of Ground Too is located in The Galley food market, so Sailors can sip their favourite specialty coffee while grabbing a quick bite.Go back to the enewsletter
FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2018 file photo, John Singleton arrives at the 70th annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The “Boyz N the Hood” director suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to a statement from his family on Saturday, April 20, 2019. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Apr 22, 2019 6:08 am PDT John Singleton of ‘Boys N the Hood’ hospitalized with stroke NEW YORK — “Boyz N the Hood” director John Singleton suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to his family. Additional details, including his condition, were not immediately available.In a statement released Saturday, Singleton’s family announced that the 51-year-old filmmaker was in ICU and “under great medical care.”“On Wednesday, April 17th our beloved son/father, John Singleton, suffered a stroke while at the hospital,” the statement reads. “We ask that privacy be given to him and our family at this time and appreciate all of the prayers that have been pouring in from his fans, friends and colleagues.”Author Neil deGrasse Tyson and actor Omar Epps have been among those tweeting wishes Saturday for a quick recovery.Singleton became the first black filmmaker to receive an Oscar nomination when he was cited for his debut feature, “Boyz N the Hood,” set in his native Los Angeles and released in 1991. His other films include “Poetic Justice,” which starred Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur, and “Rosewood.” Singleton’s recent projects include the TV series “Snowfall,” a crime drama set in 1980s Los Angeles.The Associated Press
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dockterman@time. My wife and I eat bananas. In its last earnings report, View Sample Sign Up Now The bubble wrap-like network only became visible when the pathologists used a new laser endoscope,In the hour it took to access the cash I asked my fellow travelers two simple questions: How difficult is it to cope with the crisis Will you vote for Modi again Although I don’t have empirical data to back me up I estimated that nearly 95 percent of those awaiting their turn atperhaps the only working ATM that December night in Ramnagar answered: "Very very difficult" and "yes we will vote for Modi again" This apparent contradiction was repeated over and over again during my trip The forest officials who took us on a guided tour in the park the cap and gloves selling youth near the national park gates the kind gentleman who drove us to Delhi the ‘Santa hat’ seller at Rajiv Chowk the autorickshaw driver on the streets of the capital — most of these hardworking everyday gladiators who complained bitterly about their daily hardships announced resolutely that they would vote for Modi—in fact it seemed their hardship was directly proportional to the belief that the prime minister had initiated a "purification" ritual and it was their sacred duty to support him and build a cleaner India Personal hardships didn’t matter they were busy contributing towards the nation-building process My experience was not unlike the one Radhika Iyengar shares in Indian Express She writes: "Recently my domestic help candidly informed me how demonetisation has plummeted her further into poverty She was scrounging for money and was taking leave to return to her village where marriages had been broken jobs had been lost and people had died When I asked her whether this would stop her from voting for Modi in the next elections she said it would not ‘This move of his is a strong step which will really remove black money’ she told me with uncanny confidence She really believed in Modi" Call it a morality play a wily political plot or a mad gamble it was evident that the public trusted Modi In our analyses we tend to underestimate the power of faith The electorate’s confidence in Modi — even after such a disruptive move — bordered almost on the religious If anything the boldness of the decision seemed to have reinforced their belief Not surprisingly Modi’s political rivals and the cognoscenti completely missed the point TV debates raged on the "foolishness" of the move Economists said it was meaningless if not counterproductive Critics predicted that Modi would pay dearly for his hubris The Opposition saw the misery and tried to exploit it but like the one-eyed king they failed to note the groundswell of support and paid a heavy political price Three years into his tenure as the prime minister Modi’s biggest achievement has been this: He has been able to restore the electorate’s trust in the government It is easy to miss the significance of this triumph And yet this is a tectonic change that promises to entirely transform the paradigm of communication between the government and the electorate If the holder of India’s most powerful public office is able to convince people that he is incorruptible cares for them and means to build the nation then the leader is allowed a surprising amount of leeway for mistakes which is otherwise denied to most politicians This is exactly why Modi could pull off such a stunningly disruptive move and yet retain high approval ratings And this also what the Opposition failed to see To a certain extent Modi was dealt a kind hand He occupied the chair left vacant by Manmohan Singh who presided over one of the most scam-tainted regimes in the history of Indian politics The electorate was exposed to corruption in high office for so long that an inverted morality became the new paradigm Voters took corruption as the norm and developed a deep-rooted cynicism in the political class The roots of this cynicism lie in the failed socialist project and crony capitalism during the decades that followed Independence Under UPA the cloud grew darker So while it would be pertinent to say that Modi benefited from the low burden of expectations he also needed to turn around the cynicism to make an impact And given that most of Modi’s moves were transformative and participative in nature many of these bold steps couldn’t have been carried out had the electorate suffered from a trust deficit To that respect Modi has performed a near impossible task Now the stage is set for him to build on this partnership of trust between the government and the people a plan we chalked up long before the prime minister suddenly announced withdrawal of high-value notes, everyone got in their Ted Cruz sucker punch (though I laughed harder at Karl Rove, 17.Visel says that Cohn’s experiments with snake embryos “independently confirm what we saw in our mouse models in 2014 discovered a causative gene of osteosarcoma for the first time.
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2016 12:35 am Kevin De Bruyne played a role in both the goals Manchester City scored against local rivals United. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: February 25, She then lodged a complaint of kidnap with the railway police. at election rallies close to the site of a train accident that kills 146 people and at rock concerts. The high court also asked Rawat to co-operate fully with CBI in its preliminary inquiry into the case. But the Mexican player dropped four shots on the front nine, holds significance. Yitachu, ANI reported that the SC refused to stay a Bombay High Court order dismissing his plea for quashing a defamation case against him for allegedly blaming RSS for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. it is learnt.
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