Trump administration softwood threat from Trudeau government inappropriate

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Trump administration says it won’t be pressured by trade threats from the Canadian government, responding Saturday to a warning that the northern neighbour could start targeting American industries in the event of a protracted dispute over softwood lumber.The administration’s commerce secretary issued a statement calling the threats inappropriate, and insisting they would have no effect on the U.S.’s course of action in the lumber dispute.Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the decision to slap duties on Canadian lumber was based on the facts presented — not on political calculations.The U.S. has contended for decades that Canada’s lumber companies are unfairly subsidized through cheap access to public land, and the issue has repeatedly resulted in disputes that include duties, lawsuits, and temporary settlements.The Canadian government now says it wants a long-term settlement — or else. It’s preparing to target specific industries in the U.S., to put pressure on those Americans backing a hard line on lumber.Government sources have told The Canadian Press they are weighing two separate actions.The first was revealed Friday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He sent a letter to the premier of B.C., announcing he was seriously considering banning U.S. coal exports from that province and that trade experts were studying it.Sources say the next step targets the state of Oregon.The federal government has begun studying all business subsidies in that state, home to Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden. Following that, the Canada Border Services Agency could examine duties on Oregon’s plywood, wine, flooring, wood chips and packaging materials.Ross brushed aside the threat.“The decision to impose tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber was based on the facts presented, not on political considerations,” he said in a statement. “If any Canadian or British Columbian official wishes to present additional information (about lumber), we will consider it carefully and impartially…“Threats of retaliatory action are inappropriate and will not influence any final determinations. We continue to believe that a negotiated settlement is in the best interests of all parties, and we are prepared to work toward that end.”last_img read more

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Christine Wood met accused killer on dating site court hears

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN NewsOn the last night Christine Wood was seen she allegedly went to meet her accused killer after making contact through an online dating site, a Winnipeg courtroom heard on the first day of the trial into her death.In opening remarks crown attorney Chantal Boutin told the jury Wood went to Brett Overby’s home on the night of Aug. 19, 2016 and it was “a meeting she would never return,” from.Overby is charged with second-degree murder. He has pleaded not guilty.Boutin said evidence presented over the course of the trial “will be difficult to see and hear.”“Her remains would uncover the truth about how she died- violently,” she told the jury.But, ultimately evidence will not determine the why, “people do things for any number of reasons often known only to them,” said Boutin.Melinda Wood, Christine’s mother, was the first to testify Tuesday morning. Clutching an eagle feather Melinda recalled the last night she saw her daughter alive.On Aug. 19, 2016 Wood left a Winnipeg hotel around 9 p.m. Prior to leaving the 21-year-old told her parents she was going to meet up with some friends.Shortly before 10:30 p.m. that night Melinda texted her daughter, “are you coming to sleep here?”She told the court she never received a response. Two days later Christine’s parents filed a missing person report with Winnipeg Police.Brett Overby, charged with second-degree murderThe Wood family was visiting Winnipeg from their home community of Bunibonibee Cree Nation, approximately 950 km north of the city, at the time of Christine’s disappearance.Melinda was escorting her mother on a medical appointment and was staying in a hotel. She says Christine went to the city at the end of July and was staying with some friends. When the family arrived around Aug. 13, Christine stayed with them in the hotel.It would be another 10 months before her body was found. In early June 2017 a farmer found the remains of Christine in a shallow grave outside the city.During testimony Melinda said she was very close to her daughter and it was unusual not to hear from her everyday.Christine had moved to Winnipeg in 2014 to attend university where she studied business administration.Melinda said during this time Christine would text her everyday.Melinda testified she had concerns about Christine living in the city alone because, “things happen in the city,” but said she never had concerns about her using drugs or drinking.In the afternoon court heard from one of the police officers assigned to Christine’s missing persons’ case.Detective Jean Guy-Roy said during the course of the investigation police followed Christine’s electronic footprint by tracking her cellphone and social media accounts.Investigators eventually retrieved Facebook messages Christine sent in the early morning hours of Aug. 20, 2016. They were able to determine the messages were sent from Overby’s home in the North End based off of his IP address.Guy-Roy said Christine sent two messages looking for drugs.The crown introduced Guy-Roy and his partner’s first interaction with Overby into evidence. In early January 2017 Overby was called for an informal sit-down interview with police.In the nearly 90-minute video police questioned Overby on his dating habits, drug use and whereabouts the summer Christine went missing.Overby admitted to meeting women on dating sites and specifically referred to PlentyofFish as one he used.A half hour into the interview police told Overby he was asked to come in because his home was connected to Christine.“What we have here Christine wood logged into her FB account through your IP address,” one of the officers said.Overby responded in confusion saying he did not know Christine and had never met her.Toward the end of the interview police asked Overby, “did you kill Christine Wood?”“No, I don’t know who she is,” Overby responded.The trial is expected to run for two weeks.Bhobson@aptn.calast_img read more

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Texas judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

first_imgFORT WORTH, Texas — A federal judge in Texas has ruled President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled Friday that last year’s tax overhaul knocked the constitutional foundation from under the health care act dubbed by critics as “Obamacare.”O’Connor noted that the Supreme Court had ruled the law was constitutional only as an exercise of Congress’ power to tax, but last year’s bill eliminated that tax.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Algerian Journalist Lila Haddad Slams Bouteflikas Regime in a New Video

Rabat – Algerian journalist Lila Haddad has recorded a new video to slam Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and his brother, and advisor Said Bouteflika.In a five-minute video, Haddad acidly criticized the regime.“Mr. Bouteflika, good morning. I am Leila Haddad and I am speaking to you on my own behalf. Life taught me that daring is the shortest way to reach the truth, and the message I sent you last week was the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.”She continued: “I had asked your brother Said to show compassion and to release you. A feeling tells me that you wish to withdraw and that you are waiting for a favorable moment.” Slamming the Algerian regime, Haddad said that “reality is an intense darkness for Algerian people because of a group of criminals who became decision-makers after your illness,” referring to Bouteflika’s debilitating stroke in 2013.In a similar video recorded  at the European Parliament’s studio in Brussels earlier this month, Haddad described Bouteflika as a “heap of flesh.”The former correspondent for the Algerian television channel ENTV also accused Bouteflika’s brother of “thinking that he is the only one who is entitled to dispose of him.”“The dignity of an entire people is scorned (…) Algerians have become the laughing stock of the world. Their dignity has succumbed to their own humanity to form a mountain of shame,” she had said.The Algerian embassy in Brussels denounced the statements, saying that the journalist was dismissed from Algerian television channel ENTV because of her “incivism” (lack of patriotism) and “bipolar behavior.”The embassy also labeled Haddad as a “pseudo journalist” who “attacked  the honor and dignity of the institutions of the Algerian Republic.” read more

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Partnerships with private sector can help Africa achieve development goals Annan

“To fill the investment gap, and to create the engine of growth that will lift people out of despair, Africa needs a more vibrant private sector,” the Secretary-General said in his message to the meeting in Dakar on how to finance the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), an initiative put forward by African leaders. Some 30 African leaders, as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations, corporations and development agencies, are attending the three-day summit.”For entrepreneurship to flourish, and for private investment to flow, there needs to be the right enabling environment,” the Secretary-General stressed, noting that NEPAD recognized as much, and placed good governance at its core – as a prerequisite for development, and as a catalyst for business activity.”Indeed, the NEPAD Heads of State Implementation Committee, having already agreed on codes and standards for economic and corporate governance, is now trying to develop similarly stringent codes and standards for political governance,” he said.Meanwhile, Africa’s leaders recognized the need to learn from past mistakes, determine their own destiny and develop a homegrown strategy for achieving their objectives, the Secretary-General said in the message that was delivered on his behalf by K.Y. Amaoko, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).”I hope that foreign businesses will respond to this new spirit, recognize the enormous potential that exists to create markets, jobs and wealth, and resist the simplistic view of Africa as a continent in endless turmoil,” Mr. Annan said.”And I hope Africa’s own businesspeople and entrepreneurs will be given the room they need to do their part in building strong and stable communities,” he added. read more

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Contrefaçon médicamenteuse 77 millions dEuropéens y auraient recours

first_imgContrefaçon médicamenteuse : 77 millions d’Européens y auraient recoursEurope – La première enquête sur les médicaments contrefaits, réalisée à l’initiative du laboratoire Pfizer, révèle des chiffres alarmants : 77 millions d’individus en Europe consommeraient des médicaments obtenus illégalement, dont 7 millions de Français.L’enquête “Cracking Counterfeit Europe” nous apprend que 14% des personnes sondées en France font appel à la contrefaçon pour se fournir en médicaments soit 7 millions de Français. Un marché qui s’élèvera à plus de 55 milliards d’euros soit 10,5 milliards d’euros par an en Europe et qui est alimenté par une personne sondée sur cinq. En deux ans, les saisies aux douanes ont été multipliées par six, passant de plus d’un demi-million en 2005 à plus de 4 millions en 2007. Le commissaire européen chargé de l’Entreprise et de l’Industrie, Gunter Verheugen, a annoncé il y a quelques semaines la saisie de 34 millions de faux comprimés aux frontières européennes en l’espace de seulement deux mois. Alors, qu’est ce qui pousse les gens à recourir à ce procédé dangereux ? Pour 32% des Français, il serait plus simple et rapide d’obtenir ces médicaments sans passer par les circuits habituels. 32% trouvent que le prix justifie les moyens et enfin, 27% avouent obtenir ainsi des médicaments obtenus généralement grâce à une ordonnance. Ces personnes font généralement leurs achats sur Internet alors même que 50 à 90% des produits vendus en ligne sont des contrefaçons et peuvent représenter un réel danger pour la santé. Certains médicaments peuvent n’avoir aucun effet sur le mal traité ou même contenir des substances nocives. Le laboratoire Pfizer fait d’ailleurs quelques précisions à ce sujet dans un communiqué : “Malheureusement, les médicaments contrefaits peuvent contenir des ingrédients nocifs, comme de la mort-aux-rats, de l’acide borique et de la peinture à base de plomb. Ils sont généralement fabriqués par des personnes ne possédant pas les qualifications requises et peuvent contenir une dose trop faible ou trop forte de l’ingrédient actif. Les médicaments contrefaits peuvent ainsi entraîner des échecs thérapeutiques, voire la mort, pour les patients qui les consomment”. L’enquête “Cracking Counterfeit Europe”, a été réalisée auprès de 14.000 hommes et femmes dans quatorze pays européens par Norwood en octobre et novembre 2009. Elle vise notamment à informer les Européens de l’ampleur du phénomène et à les alerter en ce qui concerne les méfaits de cette pratique à risque.Le 16 février 2010 à 14:44 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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La remise des prix Nobel commence aujourdhui avec la Médecine

first_imgLa remise des prix Nobel commence aujourd’hui avec la MédecineLa semaine de remise des prix Nobel s’ouvre aujourd’hui à Stockholm en Suède. La première récompense concernera la Médecine, puis ce sera au tour de la Physique mardi et de la Chimie mercredi d’être mis à l’honneur. Viendront ensuite jusqu’à vendredi les prix de Littérature, d’Economie et de la Paix.C’est un évènement majeur pour la recherche scientifique. Aujourd’hui, a débuté à Stockholm en Suède la semaine de remise des prix Nobel au cours de laquelle seront attribués dans l’ordre les prix de Médecine, de Physique, de Chimie, de Littérature, d’Economie et de la Paix. Décernés depuis 1901, ceux-ci récompensent chaque année des personnes “ayant apporté le plus grand bénéfice à l’humanité”, par leurs inventions, découvertes et améliorations dans différents domaines de la connaissance notamment en science.À lire aussiCes instruments médicaux de l’ancienne époque vont vous effrayerDès aujourd’hui, sera donc attribué le premier prix celui de Physiologie ou de Médecine mais on ignore encore tout du successeur de Robert Edwards, lauréat du prix 2010 pour ses travaux sur la fécondation in vitro. En revanche, le nom du cyber-militant Wael Ghonim qui a joué un rôle important dans la révolution égyptienne a été évoqué dans la liste des 241 noms en course pour le prix Nobel de la Paix. Les lauréats des prix Nobel se verront remettre un diplôme, une médaille et un chèque de 10 millions de couronnes suédoises (soit 1,08 million d’euros) à Stockholm et Oslo le 10 décembre prochain, date-anniversaire de la mort de leur fondateur, le savant et industriel suédois Alfred Nobel. Le 3 octobre 2011 à 11:03 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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11/21 WWE Smackdown Live Ratings: Viewers up after Survivor Series

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Videos Articles Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Google+ Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Twitter Roman Reigns is in Remission The WWE Smackdown Live Ratings are in for November 21, 2017.This week’s episode from Houston drew 2.66 million viewers on Tuesday night on the USA Network according to a report by is up just slightly from last week’s 2.61 million viewers. WWE won the night on cable on Tuesday night, coming in at No. 1 overall in the 18-49 demographic on Tuesday.WWE Smackdown Live Ratings and DemographicsSmackdown, headlined by Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs. The New Day, averaged a 0.82 rating. This is the same rating the show drew last Thursday night on the USA Network.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Velvet Sky Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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Spring chinook seasons set for lower Columbia Gorge

first_imgThe fishing seasons were set on Wednesday, but the waiting continues — another six weeks or so — until a projected 308,000 spring chinook salmon enter the Columbia River and head upstream to an angling armada.“The forecast is improved from last year and at this point it appears the river flow will be good for sport fishing in March and April,” said Guy Norman, regional director the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.Fishing already is open downstream of Interstate 5. On Wednesday, Washington and Oregon adopted a season of March 1 through April 7 from I-5 to Beacon Rock for boaters and upstream to Bonneville Dam for bank anglers.The daily limit is two hatchery steelhead or one hatchery spring chinook and one hatchery steelhead.Two Tuesdays — March 25 and April 1 — will be closed to allow for commercial fishing on the lower Columbia without a clash between the sport and net fleets.The closure date is an estimate of when the catch allocation will be reached. Angling could end sooner or be extended.Returns of 81,000 spring chinook to tributaries downstream of Bonneville Dam and 227,000 to waters upstream of the dam are forecast for 2014, biologist Robin Ehlke of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife told the Columbia River Compact on Wednesday.last_img read more

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36 of employers think pension freedoms have impacted on how employees retire

first_imgMore than a third (36%) of employer respondents think that the pension freedoms have had an impact on how employees are choosing to exit the workplace, according to research by Barnett Waddingham and Standard Life.Its survey of 58 UK employers, representing over 750,000 employees, also found that of the respondents who believe that pension freedoms have had an impact on how employees are choosing to exit the workplace, 10% find that staff are retiring earlier, 59% believe it is too early to tell the exact impacts, 23% see employees retiring later by moving from full-time hours to part-time hours, and 3% note employees retiring later in general.The research also found:62% of respondents have less than 5% of their employees opting out of their workplace pension, and 19% of respondents have between 5% and 7% of employees opting out.67% of respondents do not believe that the increases in minimum employee contribution rates in April 2018 will increase opt-out rates.85% of respondents state that pensions re-enrolment is not a catalyst for them to review their pension scheme.67% of respondents provide employees with support around retirement, such as guidance, advice or an introduction to a third party.21% of respondents consider the most common method of employees accessing their pension benefits following the introduction of the pension freedoms as taking the 25% tax-free cash sum and designating the remainder of the pot for drawdown. Other methods that respondents think are the most common include withdrawing the entire pot as a single cash sum (15%), withdrawing the entire pot as a series of cash sums over a short period (3%), and purchasing an annuity (2%).52% of respondents would consider offering education or support tools to enhance employee engagement with pensions, including using their provider’s platform (42%), using a standalone, tailored interactive portal covering employee wellbeing in general and including wealth matters (40%), and using a standalone, personalised interactive portal that covers pensions only (13%).50% of respondents are concerned that employees will no longer use their workplace pension plan or defined contribution (DC) arrangement to support themselves into retirement, in light of the pension freedoms.25% of respondents do not feel responsible for assisting employees to manage their general finances, and 74% do not offer employees any facilities to help manage debt. However, 64% consider financial stress in the workplace to be an important issue.50% of respondents who do offer employees facilities to help them manage debt provide employer-funded loans, and 10% offer access to competitively priced loans with repayments made through payroll.Alan Ritchie (pictured), head of workplace strategy and commercial at Standard Life, said: “With auto-enrolment addressing low engagement and the pension freedoms demanding life-changing decision-making from people, it’s encouraging to see that engagement is firmly back on the agenda for most employers. Although meeting regulation is still a key issue for employers, it’s not at the expense of encouraging higher contributions and engaging people in their retirement savings.”Paul Leandro, partner at Barnett Waddingham, added: “This survey has been extremely useful and talks to us about how employers are coping with the new pensions freedoms and offering their best to employees. There is a clear discrepancy between what employers want to do to support staff versus what services they actually do offer. There are many reasons for this, but the survey results suggests fatigue rather than indifference is a key reason.“Gratifyingly we are seeing that the majority of UK [organisations] are really keen to support their employees and do the right thing in ensuring they make sensible decisions about their pension benefits. The weight of regulation weighs heavy and prevents them from acting when there are relatively simple solutions they could put in place. “Rather than seeing the pension system as political football, the government needs to listen to employers. Our fear is that further changes to the DC pensions system will lead to disengagement of UK [organisations] from the system. If this happens the future looks more bleak for retirement saving. It is not fair to even contemplate that an employee can work for 45 years and will then have only saved enough to just get by in retirement.”last_img read more

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Go with the trend this Diwali

first_imgSince it’s the festive season, girls are going mad about how to get dressed up. Of course, there is no harm in being a little selective; after all who does not want to stand out from the crowd. But at the same time, it is essential to make a statement that doesn’t break the bank. Experts from various fields have come up to give you certain tips on how to balance your look this Diwali. Archana Dhankar, stylist and image consultant,, thinks that a dress would get too simple and a lehenga or sharara would get too jazzy. Hence, she has given a few fashion and styling tips to look your best: Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis Diwali go traditional with a tussar silk saree for an elegant look. Ditch the conventional old blouse and pair it with an off-shoulder crop top to go vogue this season. Try contrasting shades and make an attempt to incorporate the colours of the festival in your outfit. Pleat the pallu of your saree to show-off the statement sleeves of your off-shoulder crop top.For footwear, jootis or kholapuris will work best. It’s better to stay comfortable to be able to enjoy the raas-garba and other get-togethers. Comfortable in its feel, it’s just the footwear for your insanely long party nights. Just pair this right with any of your festive outfits. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveTry out palazzo or trouser pants for a cocktail party look. It can be paired with different key pieces in your wardrobe. Mix it up a little by going for a modern take on the ethnic wear and go for embroidered bottoms with a short kurti.Set an ideal look for a perfect Indo-western outfit with a unique embellished jumpsuit. Wear one with sequin-work or ethnic embroidery and accessorize them with jhumka earrings, ethnic clutches or metal bangles.Jewellery Designer Pooja Nigam, who owns the brand with the same name, recommends to go with the traditional Indian jewellery this time. “Nothing beats the Indian look around Diwali. A nice saree/suit with Jadau jewellery is the best combination to get into the festive mood. But if you are experimental, then you can definitely try a fusion. Contemporary pieces with Indian attires won’t be a bad choice either.”Talking about the ongoing trends this season, she says, “It’s best to keep it elegant with the right amount of jewellery. Ongoing trend in jewellery is of chokars. You can opt for the sleek and delicate ones. If you’re wearing a heavy neckpiece then keep the earrings light or vice versa. Don’t keep both the things heavy.last_img read more

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REVIEW The Chester Residence Edinburgh

first_imgThe penthouse itself, complete with double-rainfall shower, outward facing bedrooms with views of residential gardens, super king-sized bed and Molton Brown complimentary products to boot is romantic and sublime.This level of luxury sprawls over an entire floor – a separate open plan lounge and kitchen, sporting mod-cons and luxury sofa with sloping ceilings is a little loft away from the world.Note: If you want a view of Edinburgh Castle to look out over we highly recommend requesting our apartment, which can be secured for an additional £50 ($70/€60).Location, location, location…Being at the heart of the West End, the quiet, yet-limelight stealing jewel of the city, means seeing Edinburgh from more than the obvious perspectives.Close to Princes street, one of the city’s major thoroughfares, and the beautifully quaint Rose Street behind full of traditional pubs and alike, the residence is a stone’s throw from the buzz of Edinburgh – and a little further, through the beautiful gardens, is The Royal Mile.In area, things are quite residential with a few lovely cafes, galleries and wine bars dotted around through roads – the perfect place to relax after climbing Arthur’s Seat.Strolling into and out of the bustle,without the necessity of public transport floors any ticket stresses or delayed arrivals and streamlines movement around the sprawling city – you might have a hill or two to climb, but that’s what being Scottish is all about!Is it colder in Edinburgh than in Poland?So, we’re Miranda Priestly and it’s not even ‘just drizzling’ outside, which we’re told is unusual for Edinburgh which is bathing in sun during our stay; What shall we do?As advised by another of the wonderful receptionists, who says she thinks the Scottish capital is colder than her home in Poland, we get out and enjoy the beauty of Edinburgh.But, it’s hard to leave such a beautiful apartment anywhere in the world, in any weather.Prices at The Chester Residence start from £235 per night, and can be booked online.[embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) After reading these TripAdvisor reviews on the short car ride from Edinburgh Airport, we were excited to see that prestige reflected in the window as we rolled up outside.Stepping out onto the pavement and looking out over the iconic Georgian crescents of Edinburgh’s West End and up to the glorious townhouses of Rothesay Place, we felt as supreme as Miranda Priestly arriving in Paris for Fashion Week – or Emily, if she’d got to go.[embedded content]The Chester Residence, at the heart of Edinburgh’s West EndAfter our ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ moment, we were greeted by a wonderfully bubbly receptionist eager to attend our needs after our flight and show us to the apartment.As a listed building much of the structure remains untouched, meaning no lifts are in place to scale the height of any one of the five residence’s townhouses. However, the delight of a historically preserved building to call home is worth the leg workout we missed to be here.Reaching our penthouse apartment, which, we’re told, is the residence’s only clear view over Edinburgh Castle, we were blown away by the chic design and attention to detail. The five-star feel of the residence is complemented by the privacy of serviced apartments, giving the welcome experience of residency over guesting.“We felt as supreme as Miranda Priestly arriving in Paris…”So once our jaws had touched the floor we were left to explore, but not before we were proudly told, by sense of our need for refreshment, we had the outright luxury of being able to order cocktails to our apartment any time of night.This, along with the full concierge service, proved The Chester Residence staff are passionate about making residents feel at home, as part of the family.Could it be a cosy first night in watching The Devil Wears Prada for the umpteenth time with an old fashioned hand delivered by a handsome bartender? Easily. According to previous guests, The Chester Residence is the number one hotel in Edinburgh. GAYSTARNEWS-center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The Chester Residence at at the heart of Edinburgh’s West End Gay couple attacked for ‘holding hands’ after leaving Edinburgh gay clubGay Bermuda tourism CEO: LGBTI boycott ‘counter-intuitive’ after marriage equality reversal48 hours in EdinburghRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

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Lowcost Polish airline Wizz Air has announced pla

first_imgLow-cost Polish airline Wizz Air has announced plans to launch cheap flights from Poznan to Milan.Weekly flights will run from the Polish city to Milan’s Orio al Serio airport as of next January.The new service will join existing flights to Doncaster, Glasgow, Copenhagen and Oslo already operated by Wizz from its base at Poznan.Poznan became Wizz’s seventh base at the start of this year with the addition of these four routes. Previously, the airline had only operated flights to London Luton, Stockholm-Skavsta and Dortmund from Poznan.Meanwhile, Wizz celebrated the fourth anniversary of its Gdansk base earlier this week. Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport was the airline’s third base in the country and has seen the addition of four new flights over the past 12 months.Cheap flights to Barcelona, Turku, Oslo and Gothenburg have all been added this year and the airline expects to carry over a million passengers before the end of 2008. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedWizz Air unveils 15 new routesWizz Air has announced plans to expand its schedule with 15 new routes over the next six months.Wizz Air adds Poznan flightsWizz Air has announced new flights to Rome and Cork from PoznanWizz Air to introduce flights to Milan and Eindhoven from GdanskWizz Air to introduce flights to Milan and Eindhoven from Gdansklast_img read more

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STOCKHOLM – In search of a new and different vacat

first_img STOCKHOLM – In search of a new and different vacation spot, with great food and cultural delights? Look no further.A theatre in Stockholm is playing host to a Klingon delegation seeking to promote tourism to Qo’nos (pronounced “Kronos”), the home planet of the ruthless yet honourable race of warriors from the cult TV franchise “Star Trek.”The event shows off the best of the race’s culture, including opera, martial arts and culinary delights such as Gagh — a delicacy of well-seasoned live worms — and blood wine.Along with a stage presentation — offered four times a week in English and Klingon — the lobby of the Turteatern has displays offering vacation packages to Qo’nos, extolling the merits of Klingon culinary tours (“the best kept secret of the Beta Quadrant”), and seeking to attract students to courses at the military academy (“find your inner warrior in outer space”).Star Trek fans were out in force on Saturday for the show’s premiere, eager for first contact with Klingons. “I think it was a really good show,” said Urban Andersson, chairman of the Stockholm Trekkers association, dressed in his Star Fleet uniform.Many fans were relieved to see that the visitors from Qo’nos resembled the Klingons from the 1990s “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” rather than from “Star Trek: Discovery,” the latest instalment produced by CBS.“They are exactly the way I expected them to be,” said Snoret Linden, dressed as a Star Fleet ‘Trill,’ a humanoid species from the planet Trill.It was a point stressed by the Klingons themselves, who had a message for Quentin Tarantino, director of the upcoming “Star Trek” movie.“We have seen Discovery. We do not approve of this malicious portrayal of Klingons,” said Ambassador Ban’Shee of the House of Duras.“Treat our race honourably in your upcoming picture and we will let you lick our feet. Fail, and pray for mercy.”The show runs until the end of March. In this photo taken in Stockholm on Saturday, Feb. 3 2018, Snoret Linden is dressed as a Star Fleet officer from a species known as ‘Trill’ in the cult TV franchise “Star Trek.” A theater in Stockholm is playing host to a Klingon delegation seeking to promote tourism to Qo’nos (pronounced “Kronos”), the home planet of the ruthless yet honorable race of warriors.”They are exactly the way I expected them to be,” said Snoret Linden who was pleased the Klingons resembled those from the 1990s “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” rather than from “Star Trek: Discovery,” the latest instalment produced by CBS. (AP Photo/David Keyton) by David Keyton, The Associated Press Posted Feb 5, 2018 6:36 am PDT Last Updated Feb 5, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Brush up on your Klingon for a new vacation hotspotlast_img read more

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