Most Palestinians believe Israel poisoned Arafat poll

first_imgA majority of Palestinians believe Israel poisoned their late leader Yasser Arafat, according to poll published Tuesday, which also highlights a decline in Hamas popularity compared to rival Fatah.The poll, released by Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, showed 59 percent of respondents believe Israel fatally poisoned Arafat, while 21 percent “believe that a Palestinian party or group or a joint Palestinian-Israeli party or group is responsible.”Recent analyses found high levels of lethal polonium in Arafat’s remains and personal effects, with Swiss researchers saying the data lean towards the possibility of poisoning but French scientists ruling that possibility out. The cause of Arafat’s 2004 death in a French military hospital have yet to be finally clarified, with many Palestinians blaming Israel for it, a charge the Jewish state has consistently denied.The poll also showed a decline in support of Hamas, the Islamist movement that rules the Gaza Strip. It attributed this to “the continued political conflict between Egypt and the Hamas government and the continued closure of tunnels and the Rafah crossing.”Were elections held today, Hamas would win 29 percent of the vote, down by two percentage points from a September poll. The Fatah movement of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, which rules the West Bank, would gain two percentage points to reach 40 percent support.The poll was conducted by face-to-face interviews with 1,270 adults between December 19-22 in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, with a margin of error estimated at three percentage points.last_img read more

Moroccan Musical Heritage Shines on 2Ms Coke Studio

Rabat – Moroccan state television 2M has released the first episode of its new show “Coke Studio Morocco,” featuring performances by Moroccan artists and seeking to preserve the kingdom’s musical heritage.Held under the theme, “Moroccan Spirit,” the show consists of live and studio-recorded music performances by various artists. Each hour-long episode features four songs from a diverse mix of styles.The concept for the show was created in 2007 by The Coca-Cola Company. “The aim of the show is to protect our musical heritage, nothing better than to create an interaction between the various generations,” said 2M. “It is the ambition of the Coke Studio magazine. On every edition, artist belonging to different generations will confront, each has its culture and its sensibility.”On Monday, eight artists performed in Coke Studio Morocco. The show opened with an epic musical mash-up with two different generations: the singer Latifa Raafat, who became famous in the golden age of Moroccan modern song, and young Rai singer Abdelhafid Douzi.Raafat decided to perform the song “Khouya” for the first time after her brother’s death in 2006.Coke Studio Morocco published the performance on YouTube, and in less than 24 hours the video reached 23 300 views.During the show, other well-known artists performed a variety of Moroccan songs in duets: Nabila Maan and Souad Hassan, Salma Rachid and Maxim, Khawla Moujahid and Faycal. Other artists will participate in the coming episodes, including BtissamTisket, Hoda Saad, Ahmed Chaouki, RachidaTalal,and many others. read more

65 billion needed for population schemes to check poverty in 2010 –

6 April 2009Nearly $65 billion worth of investment is required next year for population programmes to combat poverty, promote development and slash maternal death rates, according to the United Nations Commission on Population and Development. One-third of this sum, or $22 million, will come from international donors, while the rest will be in the form of domestic investments by developing nations. The $64.7 billion figure for 2010 is an upwards revision of the $20.5 billion that was adopted at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, marking the first time in 15 years that cost estimates have been reviewed.The revision was critical due to surging growth in needs in the face of soaring health-care costs, according to a report by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.To implement the Programme of Action adopted at the end of the Cairo conference, UN Member States approved the new figures, expressing their concern for family planning funding which is currently far below what is needed.The five-day meeting of the Commission, which wrapped up last Friday, examined the extent to which population growth affects the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), globally agreed targets on reducing poverty and eliminating other social ills by 2015.Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), noted that the new sum more accurately captures current needs and is more in line with investments necessary to achieve the MDGs.“As the financial crisis unwinds, now is the time to increase social investment and redouble efforts” to achieve the Programme of Action, she said in a statement. read more

The Latest DoorDash ups ballot measure threat to 90M

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Latest on a California fight on gig workers (all times local):4:30 p.m.The on-demand delivery company DoorDash has joined Uber and Lyft in threatening to put a measure on the California ballot regarding how it treats it workers, upping the total pledged spending to $90 million.The campaign announced Thursday is aimed at forcing a deal with lawmakers and unions on legislation around the rights of workers in so-called gig jobs.It comes as a bill that would make it harder for those companies to classify their workers as independent contractors makes its way through the Legislature. The companies say that labeling their workers as independent contractors allows their workers to have flexibility.The California Labor Federation, the sponsor of the bill, is pledging to fight hard against the companies.Gov. Gavin Newsom has not commented.__3 p.m.Uber and Lyft are threatening to spend $60 million on a ballot measure if they can’t reach a deal with California lawmakers on legislation that would change the rights of gig workers.Spokespeople for the companies announced the plan Thursday, though the proposed text of the ballot measure has not been released.It comes as California debates a bill that would make it harder for the companies to label their workers as independent contractors instead of employees. As employees, they would be entitled to more benefits.The companies are pushing Gov. Gavin Newsom to broker a deal that would set up a new set of requirements for gig companies. Uber and Lyft say they would agree to a base hourly wage of $21 for drivers, portable benefits and sector-wide bargaining rights.The Associated Press read more

Warring sides in Republic of Congo disregard human rights UN official says

“I am deeply concerned at the deteriorating situation in the Republic of Congo, in particular in the Pool region, where both parties to the ongoing conflict are showing blatant disregard for the safety and human rights of the civilian population,” High Commissioner Mary Robinson said in a statement released in Geneva.The High Commissioner cited eyewitness reports that government forces had launched helicopter attacks against inhabited villages in the Pool region, killing and injuring “an unknown number of civilians” with indiscriminate rocket and machine gun fire. Widespread destruction of houses and other property was also reported.Dozens of women had allegedly been raped by men in uniform, according to Mrs. Robinson. At the same time, the fate of a number of young men reported to have been abducted from camps for internally displaced persons remained unknown.”I appeal to the Government of the Republic of Congo to take immediate steps to ensure the safety and integrity of the civilian population,” Mrs. Robinson said, urging the warring parties to grant humanitarian agencies free and unconditional access reach all those in need of assistance.She noted that since the fighting began in late March, some 45,000 civilians have been displaced in the Pool region, and humanitarian access to the most affected parts of the area had been denied for the last two months. She expressed particular concern about the situation in the besieged town of Kindamba, where food and medical supplies were reportedly running low while the civilian population continued to suffer from armed attacks by the so-called Ninja rebels. read more

UN envoy arrives in Sudan for talks on humanitarian worker access to

Tom Eric Vraalsen, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Envoy for Humanitarian Affairs for Sudan, will also discuss with the Government how to impose a ceasefire in Darfur so that humanitarian workers can reach all of those in need.Mr. Vraalsen’s mission is at the request of UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland after President Omer Hassan Ahmed Al Bashir made his promise on Monday.The UN estimates that half of Darfur’s population of 6 million needs humanitarian assistance since the conflict between rebel groups, the Sudanese Government and militias began nearly a year ago. There have been numerous reports of murders, abductions, looting and burning during attacks on villages in the region.More than 700,000 Sudanese are thought to be internally displaced by the conflict, while at least another 110,000 others have fled across the border to neighbouring Chad. read more

Track and Field Ohio States Karrington Winters sets NCAA record at Kentucky

Women’s TeamJunior Karrington Winters set the NCAA season-high 400-meter dash time of 53.41, highlighting the Ohio State women’s track and field team’s success at the Kentucky Invitational in Lexington, Kentucky.Both Ohio State relay teams in the 4×400-meter relay placed in the top three. Junior Karrington Winters, freshman Syaira Richardson, sophomore Halimah Barlow and senior Maggie Barrie combined to run a first-place time of 3:34.92.Ohio State’s third-place team consisted of sophomore Tamani Wilson, senior Beatrice Hannan, freshman Aziza Ayoub and freshman Mary Figler. The group combined for a time of 3:46.27. Richardson placed third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.67.The women’s throwing efforts were led by junior Sade Olatoye, who placed second in the weight throw with a throw of 20.65 meters. She also finished second in shot put with a throw of 16.30 meters. Sophomore Lyne’a Diller finished fourth with a throw of 15.24 metersOhio State had three sprinters finish in the top 10 of the 200-meter dash. Sophomore Taylor DeLoach finished fourth with a time of 23.93 seconds, Barrie finished sixth at 23.95 seconds and Barlow finished seventh at  23.96 seconds.Junior Mikaela Seibert placed second in the triple jump reaching 12.07 meters.Junior Jessica Passwater led Ohio State’s distance effort, finishing third in the 3000-meter run with a time of 9:47. In that same event, junior Brittany Atkinson finished seventh with a time of 9:51. The women distance medley finished third with a time of 11:59. That unit was made up of sophomore Vanessa Robinson, senior Courtney Cloudy, freshman Kalee Soehnlen and Ayoub.The team will head up to Ann Arbor for the Michigan Invitational Saturday.Men’s TeamThe Ohio State 4×400-meter relay ended the Kentucky Invitational with a first-place finish at 3:12.88. The ‘A’ team consisted of freshman Joseph Cooper, junior Nick Gray, freshman Drelan Bramwell and freshman Tavonte Mott.Four Buckeyes placed in the 200-meter dash with freshman Eric Harrison Jr. finishing second with a time of 21.21 seconds. Mott finished third with a time of 21.64 seconds, Bramwell finished fourth at 21.68 and senior Zack Bazile finished sixth with a time of 21.77. Junior DaJuan Seward finished third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.01 seconds.  Senior Nick Demaline, who placed first in the shot put with a throw of 18.73 meters. Senior Aaron Zedalla placed second in the weight throw with a 20.58-meter throw and fifth in shot put at 17.35 meters. Senior Max Seipel placed sixth in weight throw (18.5 meters) and seventh in shot put (17.19 meters).The men’s pole vault unit had two athletes place, with junior Coty Cobb finishing third with a jump of 5.25 meters and senior Cole Gorscki finishing sixth (5.13 meters). Ohio State’s track field team will prepare for the Michigan invitational next Saturday in Ann Arbor, Michigan. read more

Royal wedding effect will see tourism boom for Windsor

Windsor is expected to see a surge in tourists as a result of the Royal Wedding, with the beautiful surroundings capturing imaginations across the world.Tourism experts said the global spotlight thrown on the town – and a television audience of around 2 billion – is likely to mean a boost in the numbers coming to see its historic sights in coming months. Patricia Yates, from VisitBritain, said the images of a fairytale romance in glorious surroundings would prove an irresistable “showcase”.“It’s the fairy story of an American girl marrying a British prince,” she said. “We expect it to lead to a boost in tourists coming over in the weeks and months ahead, who will then travel to our heritage sites across Britain.”The industry anticipates an increase in the number of tourists after idyllic scenes of Windsor Castle, The Long Walk and the bustling town streets were beamed across the globe. Ms Yates said the popularity of the Duchess of Sussex in her home country could only add to the appeal for US tourists.The tourist board expects a 15 per cent rise in visitors from the US, year on year, bringing more than £3.4bn to the British economy. Even before the wedding, tourist numbers rose significantly, with an extra 50,000 visitors arriving in the week of the first May bank holiday, records show.Figures released by the Royal Borough revealed that 201,826 passed through the town in the week beginning Monday, May 7 – a 37 per cent rise on the same week last year, when 147,433 people visited.And Airbnb anticipated a 192 per cent increase in bookings in Windsor over the weekend of the wedding. Panorama of the exterior of St George's Chapel as guests arrive  Crowds are gathered in Windsor today and guests are starting to arrive ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle. #RoyalWedding— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018 The organisation said overall, Britain will see a 4 per cent increase in tourists coming from overseas, who are expected to spend £26.9 billion this year, a 7 per cent rise on 2017. Golden ticket holders filled the grass alongside St George’s ChapelCredit:Eddie Mulholland for the Telegraph Councillor John Lenton, Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, said the weekend had shown the town at its finest.More than 100,000 tourists filled the town’s streets on Saturday, hoping to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds.Yesterday St George’s Chapel was opened for the afternoon so that visitors could see the flowers from the wedding. And Windsor travel agencies highlighted open days at Frogmore House – the venue for the couple’s evening reception – which will take place next month, while local wedding venues advertised for business. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Narcotics officers raid marijuana delivery service in Pacific Beach

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Narcotics officers raided a marijuana delivery service run out of a Pacific Beach apartment, seizing cannabis and cash and arresting the alleged operator in a continuing crackdown on unlicensed marijuana businesses, police said Wednesday.Officers served the search warrant around 8 a.m. Tuesday at the delivery service Beach Budz, which was operating out of an apartment in the 3800 block of Ingraham Street, said Lt. Matt Novak of the San Diego Police Department’s narcotics unit.“The search warrant yielded approximately (two pounds) of high-grade marijuana, concentrated cannabis and edibles, $1,200 in cash and business documents and records,” Novak said.Anthony Cruz, 29, was arrested and issued a citation on suspicion of marijuana sales and operating a business without a license, according to a SDPD statement.Recreational use of marijuana became legal on Jan. 1, but businesses must be licensed to sell the product. The SDPD and the San Diego City Attorney’s Office have continued to crack down on unlicensed dispensaries and delivery services as part of an operation that began last year.“All persons operating these illegal marijuana businesses will be arrested and prosecuted,” Novak said. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: May 9, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Narcotics officers raid marijuana delivery service in Pacific Beach May 9, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Marijuana FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Apple Arcade wants to become the Xbox and PlayStation of mobile gaming

first_img Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Apple reveals Apple Arcade, a new subscription gaming… Apple’s hoping to upend the gaming industry. Getty Images Apple’s iPhone is already home to some of the most popular games ever. It’s got puzzlers like Candy Crush Saga and Words With Friends, the battle game Cash of Clans, and even the cultural phenom Fortnite. Now Apple is hoping to level up those games with Apple Arcade, a new service, announced Monday, that’s set to go live in the fall. Pricing hasn’t been announced. Apple Arcade is designed to give people access to mobile, desktop and Apple TV games. It features a collection of more than 100 games — from independent game designers as well as gaming legends like Sim City creator Will Wright and Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi — that will be exclusive to Apple Arcade. And the games will work in 150 countries, even without an internet connection.”We’re not just curating, we’re backing their development,” Ann Thai, a senior product manager for the App Store, said during an event at the company’s California headquarters. That means Apple will help fund the creation of new games that will then be exclusive to Apple Arcade. “You won’t find these games on any other mobile platform or any other subscription service.” $999 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Apple • Best Buy See It Comments See it Share your voice See It Mobile Tech Industry Gaming Digital Media Apple is doing more than just trying to get us to spend more time on our iPhones and iPads. It’s also a play to win over big-name game makers, who’ve largely focused their efforts on the Microsoft’s Xbox One, Sony’s PlayStation 4, Nintendo’s Switch and the PC. Game makers have made intricate and visually stunning games for those other platforms, including the cowboy epic Red Dead Redemption 2 and the mythic brawler God of War.With Apple Arcade, the company is focused on mobile games, but it’s clearly aiming higher. To get there, Apple’s promising a more player-friendly experience along the way. In addition to promising to help fund game development, the company also said it won’t include apps that charge for extra attempts at puzzles, power-ups and different looks for characters. Instead, Apple Arcade games will have all the goodies paid for with your subscription.”We want to make gaming even better,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.Arcade was just one of the news services unveiled Monday. Cook also announced Apple News Plus, a $9.99 per month ($12.99 in Canada) subscription service that delivers access to about 300 magazines and other news publications. Apple TV Channels, a bundling service, and Apple TV Plus, a series of exclusive original shows from high-profile directors and talent including Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Oprah Winfrey.Each of those services has its own mix of competitors, including Netflix, Hulu, Disney and CBS (which owns CNET). With video games, Apple takes on an even larger group of rivals.monument-valley.jpgOne of the titles Apple’s touting in its new Apple Arcade service is a puzzle game called Where Cards Fall, by popular game developer Snowman. Snowman Leveling upMicrosoft, Sony, Nintendo and game download store Valve have dominated the video game world for decades. But Apple sees a chance to change that — and it’s not the only one.Last week, Google took the wraps off Stadia, a new service that will allow people to play games streamed to their computers, TVs, mobile devices and underpowered laptops, similar to the way Netflix streams TV shows and movies. There’s no word on pricing for Stadia yet. gdc-2019-google-stadia-controller-9704Enlarge ImageGoogle’s Stadia will offer more traditional games, like Ubisoft’s popular Assassin’s Creed adventure series. James Martin/CNET “Our ambition is far beyond a single game,” said Phil Harrison, Google’s Stadia head, when he announced the service. Instead, the company sees the opportunity to give players “instant access” to a game by clicking a link. “The power of instant access is magical, and it’s already transformed the music and movie industries.”For Apple, the promise isn’t to upend the traditional video game market so much as to offer a different take on the more than 300,000 games already in its app store. It’s promising premium game experiences by removing the specter of charging for extras in a game. And, like the company’s other TV, music and news, services Apple promised it won’t sell or share user’s data.The question will be whether Apple’s approach can attract award-winning series like Microsoft’s sci-fi saga Halo, Sony’s zombie adventure The Last of Us or Nintendo’s iconic Mario.”Apple’s not known for making its own content,” said Joost van Dreunen, head of Nielsen’s SuperData Research. Apple’s got the right message focusing on privacy and making games easily accessible across a family’s suite of iPhones, iPads, TVs  and Macs, he said. But, whatever the company ends up charging, “they better have some cool stuff too.””They’re coming at this correctly,” van Dreunen added. “I just have questions about how ambitious they’re going to be.”  Google Microsoft Sony Nintendo Apple Apple iPhone XS See All Sprint CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Boost Mobile Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. 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26th Anniversary of Exxon Spill Prompts antiShell Protest at White House

first_imgDemonstrators at the White House mark the anniversary of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spillIt’s the 26th anniversary of America’s second largest oil spill, when an Exxon tanker leaving Valdez Arm ran aground, leaking 11 million gallons of North Slope Crude into Prince William Sound. In Washington D.C., environmental activists marked the occasion with a demonstration in front of the White House. Their message was less about Exxon and tanker safety than it was about Shelland its plans to drill in the Chukchi Sea.Download Audio“Hey, Obama: Yes you can! Stop Shell Oil’s dirty plan,” the crowd chanted.Dozens of people gathered at lunchtime outside the White House fence. They carried big photos of oiled animals and signs that say “oil kills” and “I heart Arctic.” No one wore a polar bear suit, but there was a girl cocooned in a giant sandpiper costume. She says she’s Liszka Bessenyey, of Anchorage.“I’m 15-years-old,” Bessenyey said, from inside the bird suit. “I’m a freshman at Service High School.”Many of the demonstrators work at Washington-based environmental groups. Others, like the sandpiper, were in the capital for “wilderness week” an annual campaign on Capitol Hill to advance environmental priorities. One speaker at the megaphone was Allison Warden, an Inupiaq performance artist with roots in Kaktovik.“My people will no longer be Inupiaq because we won’t be able to live off the land and off the water in the way that we’ve been,” Warden said. “So, every single one of you listening here, it’s important for you to stand up.”Anchorage resident and rap artist Allison Warden says off-shore drilling is a threat to the Inupiat.Inupiaq leaders, including North Slope Borough Mayor Charlotte Brower, were just in Washington, arguing in favor of Arctic development, including oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge. ButWarden says the people she talks to are worried that drilling offshore will disrupt the whale migration, particularly if there’s a spill.“It would permanently change our relationship to the ocean and to the animals,” Warden said. “They would be in a different state. And our culture that revolves around the whale would no longer be the same.”Shell has said it wants to return to drill in the Chukchi Sea this summer but it has several legal and logistical hurdles to clear. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is expected to announce within the week its record of decision on Lease Sale 193, which includes Shell’s leases in the Chukchi, following a lawsuit. Assuming the leases are reaffirmed, it’s not the final green light.“Shell still needs to get an exploration plan approval and the permits that are associated with that,” says Peter Van Tuyn, an Anchorage environmental lawyer — and the father of the giant sandpiper girl. He’s closely following Shell’s permitting process, on alert for flaws.“The exploration plan should be a major hurdle, absolutely, because there are such fundamental challenges to drilling in the Arctic and that’s the place where those specific challenges need to be addressed in the permitting scheme,” he said.Shell has repeatedly said it won’t resume its Arctic drilling program unless it’s sure it can do so safely and responsibly.last_img read more

Alaskas latest climate policy is still offline So these students made a

first_imgNow, more than 1,000 Alaskans have signed a petition asking the new administration to consider restoring the policy to the state’s website.On Thursday, two students arrived at the Capitol building with a delivery for the governor.Cook Inletkeeper started collecting the digital signatures back in mid-December, after the website containing Alaska’s newest climate policy vanished.Griffin Plush, a senior at the University of Alaska Southeast, said he thinks Alaskans should have access to these public documents. He wanted to help hand over the petition to get that message across to the governor.“It’s really disappointing, and it’s really aggravating as a young person,” Plush said.What these students want to see back up on the state’s website is a robust policy that responds to everything from village coastal erosion to ocean acidification.During a transition of power, it’s not uncommon for a new administration to take things in a different direction. When Gov. Sean Parnell took office, he didn’t have much to do with a climate change report created under Gov. Sarah Palin.However, the state’s website is still linked to it. That’s not the case with this latest policy.Up on the third floor of the Capitol building, Plush and the other student waited to see if Dunleavy would come out of his office to receive the petition.After about a minute, someone did come out. But it wasn’t the governor. A staffer tells them she’ll take it, but it’s not what she’d consider a legal petition since the signatures are digital and not handwritten. She says those are harder to verify.Fifteen-year-old Juneau-Douglas High School student Linnea Lenfort said she didn’t feel like it was the most welcome reception.But she’s going to keep asking the governor to restore the website.“Whether we get a response or not that doesn’t mean it’s the end of advocating for it,” Lenfort said.A spokesperson for Cook Inletkeeper said their intention with the petition wasn’t to go through the state’s legal rule-making process. The group wanted to put it on Dunleavy’s radar that a number of Alaskans are concerned.In an emailed statement, Dunleavy’s press secretary said, “This administration has no requirement to promote a previous administration’s work product or political agenda … The working group and report in question are currently under review.”Meanwhile, the Climate Action Leadership Team — appointed by Walker — is still having informal discussions. The plan they created is archived, and it could be hosted on another website in the future. Griffin Plush and Linnea Lenfort are both former and current members of Alaska Youth for Environmental Action. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/Alaska’s Energy Desk)Shortly after Gov. Michael Dunleavy was sworn into office, the website with the state’s latest plan to address climate change went offline. It was created with months of planning by a team appointed by former Gov. Bill Walker.last_img read more

Four question leakers detained

first_imgarrestedDetectives arrested four members of a gang involved in the leaking of HSC question papers from Uttara area in the capital early Monday, reports UNB.A team of Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police conducted a drive in the area in the early hours and arrested them along with fake question papers and other materials, said DB sources.However, details of arrestees could not be known immediately.last_img

Last chance for Scenic Earlybird Offers to Australia

first_imgLast chance for Scenic Earlybird Offers to AustraliaLast chance for Scenic Earlybird Offers to AustraliaTo secure the best offers on a 2018 Scenic Australia tour for their clients, agents are reminded they have until 28 February 2018 to book and receive:Included return flights for 23 Day Treasures of the West Coast (includes taxes up to $190 per person) – a saving of up to $1,350* per couplePartner fly free for bookings on the 12 Day Top End and Kimberley Spectacular, 17 Day South Western Tapestry or 21 Day Territory Explorer and The Kimberley (includes taxes of up to $250 per person) – a saving of up to $900* per coupleEarlybird savings of up to $600* per couple for bookings on the 9 Day Territory Explorer, 13 Day Ultimate Tasmania, 11 Day Taste of South Australia or 8 Day Historic Norfolk Island.For more information call Scenic on 138 128 or visit = Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tourslast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Aug 22, 2018 10:31 pm PDT Last Updated Aug 23, 2018 at 8:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CLOVIS, N.M. – A Las Vegas casino executive is proposing a new racetrack and casino in eastern New Mexico with a “moving grandstand” that will allow an audience to travel alongside running horses.Daniel Lee, president and CEO of the Nevada-based Full House Resorts, is vying for New Mexico’s sixth racetrack/casino license and hopes his $200 million resort and racetrack with the shifting grandstand will set him apart.Full House Resorts said the moving grandstand would travel at the same speed as the racehorses, circling the track.“In a typical race, spectators in the grandstand only see two brief moments of a race — its start and the closing seconds at the finish line,” Lee said in a statement. “Our moving grandstand changes that, allowing spectators to race side-by-side with the horses for every dramatic second of the race.”In addition to the racetrack, the proposed “La Posada del Llano” includes a casino, luxury hotel, 18-hole golf course, water park, and other amenities near the New Mexico-Texas border in Clovis, New Mexico.The development will also feature a premium RV park, a water park located in the track’s infield, and 5 miles (8 kilometres) of recreational riding trails, according to the company’s proposal.La Posada is one of five groups in intense competition to win the New Mexico racetrack/casino license.New Mexico Racing Commission Executive Director Izzy Trejo said 11 groups submitted letters of intent earlier this month, but five tied to Raton, New Mexico, and one from Las Vegas, New Mexico, failed to submit formal applications by Friday’s deadline.Three applications from Clovis, New Mexico, one from Tucumcari and one from Lordsburg near the southern Arizona border remain.The New Mexico Racing Commission will hold public hearings on the applications and is expected to decide by the end of the year. Racetrack with ‘moving grandstand’ proposed in New Mexicolast_img read more

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