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Ban to chair UN Chief Executives Board meeting in Kenya later this

29 March 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will chair the twice-yearly meeting of the Chief Executives Board (CEB) at a session in Nairobi, Kenya, later this week, bringing together the heads of all the agencies, funds and programmes of the United Nations system. The CEB is the prime instrument for reinforcing the coordinating role of UN intergovernmental bodies on social, economic and related matters. It aligns the strengths of the UN’s decentralized system of specialized organizations into a cohesive and functioning whole, ensuring that the UN system delivers on the broad range of commitments made by the international community. While in Nairobi, Mr. Ban will meet with Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, Prime Minister Raila Odinga and other officials. He will also visit a geothermal plant and will return to New York over the weekend. Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro will also attend the Chief Executives Board meeting, after which she and Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Executive Director Michel Sidibé will visit Tanzania for a two-day mission.The officials will seek to generate political goodwill and support for the General Assembly High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, planned for 8-10 June. They will visit UN-backed public health projects, and meet with Government officials and HIV-affected communities. read more

Canadian pension plans returns soared 142 in 2013 on back of global

TORONTO — A rally on global stock markets helped Canadian pension plans post a strong fourth quarter, according to a study by the Royal Bank.RBC Investor and Treasury Services says the median defined benefit pension plan among those examined earned 6.1% in the fourth quarter of 2013 and 14.2% for the full year.Foreign stocks were the top asset class for the plans last year, with an increase of 35.8% over 2012 values.Plans saw their Canadian stock holdings gain 19.4% for the year, RBC said.The gains came as fixed income investments such as bonds posted their biggest drop since 1994, losing 1.3% in 2013.However, the drop in fixed income investments came amid an increase in long-term interest rates — an important factor in calculating pension plan liabilities.“Pensions gained a lot of traction in 2013,” said Scott MacDonald, managing director of pensions for RBC Investor and Treasury Services.“Strong equity gains and a weaker Canadian dollar led to an increase in assets, while higher long term bond yields reduced most plan liabilities, which will please sponsors.” read more

Sri Lanka team named for Olympics

Team Sri Lanka for the London Games. The team captain is not in the picture as he is overseas training.The National Olympics Committee today announced the final team to represent Sri Lanka at the London Olympics which begins later this month.According to the media unit of the National Olympics Committee, badminton player Niluka Karunaratne will captain the Sri Lanka team while senior vice president Deva Henry will be the Chef de Mission. Others in the Sri Lanka team are Heshan Unamboowe, Reshika Udugampola Anuradha Cooray, Christine Merrill, Thilini Jayasinghe and Mangala Samarakoon. Athletics: Shooting: Heshan Unamboowe, Men’s 100m BackstrokeReshika Udugampola, Women’s 100m FreestyleHeshan is the recipient of an Olympic Solidarity Scholarship, awarded by the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka, allowing him the chance to train at the Nunawading Swimming Club in Melbourne, Australia. He was also selected as the male athlete from Sri Lanka for the Asian Swimming Talent Identification Project organized by the Olympic Council of Asia, providing further training opportunities in Bangkok. Reshika has also been provided with the rare opportunity to train abroad, and she has been spending time in Melbourne as well, working hard leading up to the Games.For individual qualification to the Olympic Games, at least one of the FINA Bureau established Standard Entry Times must be achieved. These include either an Olympic Qualifying A-Time (OQT) or the easier FINA/Olympic Selection B-Time (OST). Universality places are a secondary chance for qualification awarded to Olympic Committees whose athletes have shown a high performance competency and achieved the minimum requirements. Both Heshan and Reshika’s performances at the 14th FINA World Championships led them to an invite by FINA to compete at the Olympic Games on universality places.Preparations for the London Games are well on track and it looks like this Olympiad is going to be one to remember. The National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka would like to offer official congratulations to the Sri Lanka Olympic Team on their achievements. Profiles of some of the team members: Anuradha will be competing in Marathon, one of three road events in the Athletics competition (the other events include the 20km Race Walk and the 50km Race Walk). The marathon distance is 26.2 miles, or 42.4 km, and is a grueling race throughout the streets of London, ending near Buckingham Palace in central London. The event will take place on 12th August.This will be Anuradha’s 2nd Olympic performance, as he previously competed at the 2004 Games in the marathon event as well. He is one of two athletes on this year’s Sri Lankan team who has achieved qualification standards for 2012 (B-Standard Qualification Time). Every Olympic Committee may enter one athlete for each event on the athletes program if he/she has achieved the A or B-standard. Anuradha was able to secure his 2012 berth this way. Niluka Karunaratne, Men’s SinglesNiluka will compete in the Men’s Singles as one of the 38 athletes in this event. The men’s singles event will take place at Wembley Arena, starting on 1st August 2012 in its preliminary stage: rounds of 16. Each player will play everyone else in their group and the winners will qualify for the knockout stage of the competition. This will whittle down to a final taking place on 5th August.In addition to Anuradha Inrajith Cooray, Niluka is the only other Sri Lankan athlete to have achieved qualifying standards for London 2012. The Badminton World Federation ranking list is used to determine qualification. Niluka competed in various events and obtained a cumulative world ranking of 47th place. This ultimately led him to qualify for a prized position at the Olympic Games. Anuradha Indrajith Cooray, Men’s Marathon Swimming: Mangala Samarakoon, Men’s 50m Rifle ProneOlympic shooting falls into three disciplines: rifle, pistol, and shotgun. Mangala will represent Sri Lanka in the 50m Rifle Prone event, which means he will aim at a 10-ring target from 50m away, while in a lying down position. This event will take palace on 3rd August.Only athletes who have attained the Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) can be entered in an event on the Olympic shooting program. As per every sport, there is a specific quota of athletes for the Olympic Games. There are cases in which quota places are not used, in which case they can be re-allocated. This can happen in three ways: an unused quota place by the International Federation, the Host Country, or a Tripartite Commission Place. These spots are re-distributed to the National Olympic Committees with the largest number of MQS athletes that have not yet qualified for a quota place for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka was awarded a re-allocated quota place by the International Shooting Sport Federation, and as a top shooter in this country, Samarakoon secured the Olympic berth. London 2012 will feature 36 different sports, of which 4 will include athletes from Sri Lanka. Those sports are: Athletics, Badminton, Shooting, and Swimming. Badminton: read more

India trains Sri Lanka Police on industrial security

The training programme was fully-funded by the Government of India, with a sponsorship of over 5 Million Sri Lankan Rupees. NISA is renowned for producing well-trained personnel in the field of Industrial and Critical Infrastructural Security & Management, Aviation Security & Disaster Management and has helped to develop professionals imbibed with highest standards of physical and mental fitness, in-depth knowledge and skills.  The 30 officers, ranging from ranks of Chief Inspector of Police, Inspector of Police and Sub-inspector of Police, participated in the programme. Besides lectures conducted by subject matter experts, the trainees also had first hand exposure to the latest gadgets used in the field. The Government of India provided full hospitality as a gesture of strengthening people-to-people contact between India and Sri Lanka.  A team of 30 Sri Lankan Police Officers participated in a comprehensive training program on industrial security at the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) in Hyderabad, India, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said today. NISA, an Academy of international repute, was founded in 1990 and it has been recognized as “Center of Excellence in Industrial Security”. Several other training programmes such as Crime Scene Management and CCTV Analysis, Expert Testimony on Criminal Trial, Forensic Science, Cyber Forensics, VIP Security, Traffic Management and a seminar on Financial Crime, have been organised by India for Sri Lanka’s Police Force this year. (Colombo Gazette) read more

AP NewsBreak EU pressures Thailand on fish labour reform

FILE – In this Sept. 3, 2013 file photo, migrant workers from Myanmar clean fishing nets aboard a trawler after a fishing trip in the Gulf of Thailand in Samut Sakhon Province, west of Bangkok, Thailand. The European Union says Thailand must take “swift and determined action” by next month to improve its fisheries and labor practices or the threat of a seafood ban will come closer.(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File) AP NewsBreak: EU pressures Thailand on fish, labour reform by Raf Casert, The Associated Press Posted Jun 7, 2016 6:24 am MDT Last Updated Jun 7, 2016 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BRUSSELS – The European Union warned Thailand on Tuesday to take “swift and determined action” by next month to improve its fisheries and labour practices or face a serious economic threat of an EU ban on Thai seafood.The bloc’s fisheries and social affairs chiefs, in a letter Tuesday to Thai Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan that was obtained by the Associated Press, said talks in July in Bangkok on fighting fish fraud and labour abuses “will be a crucial opportunity for Thailand to present concrete and robust measures.” The letter was signed by both Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella and Social Affairs Commissioner Marianne Thyssen.Despite months of talks, the 28-nation EU is not satisfied with progress to end illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the world’s third-largest seafood exporter. Illegal labour practices in Thailand amounting in some cases to slave labour have only exacerbated the problem. The letter said barring a breakthrough on the issue next month and “tangible progress” by year’s end, a ban might follow.Thailand, which has 8.1 per cent of global fishing exports, needs the wealthy European market to maintain its seafood prominence. Annual Thai fish exports to the EU are estimated to be worth between 575 million and 730 million euros ($650 million and $825 million).In April, the EU extended a so-called yellow card against Thailand, meaning it was given another chance to clean up its act or face sanctions that would hit its economy hard. The EU commended Thai legislation to curb illegal practices but insisted action on the ground was sorely lacking.The issue of labour abuse gained in prominence around the globe after a two-year investigation by The Associated Press exposed practices amounting to slavery. In addition to freeing more than 2,000 slaves, the reporting resulted in the arrest of a dozen alleged traffickers — with eight convicted and sentenced so far — and the seizing of millions of dollars’ worth of seafood and vessels. It also prompted companies in the fishing and food industries to change some of their labour and supply practices.The Thai government has already promised to improve both its fishing and labour practices. The EU now wants to see that turned into reality.___Follow Raf Casert on Twitter at http://twitter.com/rcasert read more

Iain Livingstone named as Scotlands new chief constable appointed

Iain Livingstone appointed permanent Police Scotland chief: Interim chief constable wins selection to the top job. https://t.co/y5JJftVkam pic.twitter.com/8BlN9QoLUL— Police Oracle (@Police_Oracle) August 15, 2018 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. He studied law at Aberdeen and Strathclyde universities and worked as a solicitor before joining the police in 1992.Mr Livingstone becomes the third head of the national force following Mr Gormley, who left the force, denying any wrongdoing, before investigations into alleged gross misconduct were completed.The first chief, Sir Stephen House, stepped down after the force was involved in a series of controversies and blunders.Humza Yousaf, the Justice Minister, said the new chief had demonstrated he has “the right qualities to lead Police Scotland as the service continues to enhance its ability to tackle crime and keep people safe”. The third chief constable of Police Scotland has been named as Iain Livingstone, the front-runner for the post and the interim leader since last autumn.The Scot, who is seen as a safe pair of hands, will take up the role on August 27, for a term of four years, after abandoning his previous plans to retire.He was the Deputy Chief Constable when he stepped into the shoes of Phil Gormley, who previously held the top job, after he went on special leave last September in the wake of bullying allegations.Mr Livingstone, who was appointed to the £216,000 role by the Scottish Police Authority, was described as an “outstanding police leader”.Susan Deacon, chairman of the SPA, added that she expected him, working with a strengthened leadership team, to provide “renewed stability, purpose and direction to Police Scotland after a demanding and challenging period”.Mr Livingstone said he was “proud and humbled” by the appointment, adding: “It is a great responsibility and opportunity to lead a 22,000 strong team of dedicated and committed professionals, and to harness their ideas and potential in the service of the people of Scotland. “Policing has been my life and the demands on it are developing faster today than at any time in my career. It is my job now to lead and drive change in policing to adapt to those challenges and to build on the values, ethos and traditions of policing in Scotland that first attracted me to this profession 26-years ago.” read more

EUROCOAL emphasises significance of stateoftheart power stations with high efficiencies and low

first_imgIn the opinion of the European coal industry, the European Commission’s objective of maintaining a secure and economic supply of energy while also efficiently protecting the climate can be reached only with a balanced use of all available sources of energy. The three objectives of security of supply, affordability and environmental acceptability also remain valid in view of ambitious climate protection objectives. In its energy and climate package as well as in its proposal on CO2 Emissions Trading as from 2013, the EC must make sure that climate policy requirements be linked with the need for a wide-ranging energy mix. In view of the worldwide increase in energy demand, the importance of coal for power generation rose clearly in the past years. Currently, approximately 40 % of power generation in the world is based on coal, with approximately 30 % in Europe. Indigenous coal (including lignite) is available in large quantities in many EU Member States on a long-term basis.The priority objective of policy makers and companies should be further to increase the efficiency of coal burn in power stations. With continuous modernisation, the oldest installations are replaced by the latest technology. This can substantially contribute to curbing CO2 emissions. In EURACOAL’s opinion, it however requires reliable and competitive conditions on an international scale. EURACOAL sees the EC’s obligation here. It concerns in particular the long-term design of Emission Trading, whereby EU Member States with widespread coal utilization need a fair solution, also taking into account their energy policy goals. More than before, the special characteristics of the fuel and the chosen technology must be considered. The European coal industry confirms that it continues to support balanced and innovative solutions such as the allocation of CO2 emissions by means of a fuel-specific benchmark while pursuing Emissions Trading after 2012.According to EURACOAL, despite uncertainties concerning future framework conditions, very modern hard coal and brown coal power stations are currently being planned and built in Europe. Further increases in plant efficiencies that are possible today require substantial research and development. The results of technical progress need to be subsequently reflected in the framework of new investments. In this area, the EU can provide additional impetus by means of supporting measures. Innovative technologies for coal production and coal-fired power generation not only strengthen Europe’s economic development, but are also marketable worldwide.In EURACOAL’s opinion, the development of the CO2-free power station is also promising. The 10 to 12 demonstration installation requested by the EU must be built without delay. Now, the issue is to also establish a secure technical, economic and legal framework for the storage of carbon dioxide. The coal industry’s assessment is that the relevant activities of the EU and its Member States are under substantial time pressure if the planned plants are to be on stream as from 2014.last_img read more

iPad mini rumors are here again

first_imgNow that we apparently know (nearly) everything about the iPad 3, the rumor mill needs something to focus on, right? The latest target of Apple murmurs is the fabled “smaller iPad.” We’ve been hearing about this (supposed) device on-and-off since well before the Kindle Fire was announced, and today is no different.Analyst Ezra Gottheil of Technology Business Research says that he believes that a 7-inch iPad will be launching in the coming months, after the iPad 3 is released. He adds that he believes that a smaller iPad “has always been the plan.”Gottheil goes on to say that the smaller form-factor is a great size for some users, and, though the tablet will fetch a premium compared to other 7-inch tablets (aka the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet), Apple wants to “protect that price point.”Anything is possible, but we wouldn’t recommend that you put a lot of stock in this prediction. First, where is Gottheil’s soothsaying coming from? Though Apple leaks can and do happen, there is no indication that he is basing this on anything but pure speculation. You and I can pull speculation out of thin air just as well as he can, so take it as you will.If Apple wants to “fend off” the Kindle Fire in the budget end of the tablet market, there is an easier way to do it. Many rumors also predicted a low-end iPhone in 2011 to fend off budget Android phones, but Apple instead offered the iPhone 4 for $100 and the iPhone 3GS for free. This year the company could potentially sell the iPad 2 for $350-400, even if its storage got dropped down to 8GB. Heck, maybe Apple would even bring the original iPad back from the dead, to do battle with the Fire in the $200-300 range (not likely, but no less so than the iPad mini).Another strike against a miniature iPad is that Steve Jobs publicly talked trash about the 7-inch form factor. He stated that the smaller size compromised content, and didn’t lead to a great overall experience. Apple has done 180°s and released features that Jobs had previously criticized before, but this is still a damper on the 7-inch prediction (particularly the part that says “it’s been the plan all along”).Perhaps the biggest reason to doubt this rumor, though, relates to Apple’s Q4 sales. It broke iPad sales records, despite the advent of the Kindle Fire. Apple isn’t necessarily losing sales to the Kindle Fire, we’re just seeing an expanded tablet market with different price tiers.via ComputerWorld, BGRlast_img read more

Two decades to create jobs

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The annual report from the Labour Institute of the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE), which represents private-sector employees, claims that it will take 20 years to create one million jobs – the number of positions lost since the start of the crisis – and bring the unemployment rate down below the pre-crisis level of 10%. According to the same report, since the expected investments in the intervening two decades will not be labor intensive or high-tech, this will produce a so-called “jobless growth”.For the second month running, unemployment in Greece rose to a new record high of 27.6% in May, the most recent month for which figures are available. That month, 1,381,088 people were registered as out of work, compared to 452,465 in the same month in 2009.The report also indicates that since 2009, employees have lost about one quarter of the purchasing power they have from their incomes, adding that if high unemployment continues to place pressure on wages, then they will lose half of their purchasing power in 2014.The institute says that the earnings of salaried employees and the self-employed had fallen by €41bln in the last three years.In addition, it finds domestic demand has slumped to 1999 levels, while in from 2011 to 2013, the stock of fixed capital has fallen for the first time since the end of the Greek civil war (1949).Responding to this report, the labor ministry condemned the claims, saying it was authored by “prophets of pessimism … using worst-case mathematical models to predict destruction” and engage in “games of sensationalism”.“All the official data on the state of employment and unemployment in the last year in our country refutes them and shows a more optimistic outlook,” it said.“According to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (Elstat), the rate of increase in unemployment on an annual basis declined from 42.8% in July 2012 to 16.3% in May 2013,” it said, stating that this was “a clear sign of stabilization in the labor market”.It said that the Ergani system, which records hirings and firings in the private sector in real, showed that 102,580 new jobs were created in the first eight months of the year, the biggest increase since 2008.Sources: EnetEnglish, ANA-MPAlast_img read more

Vaccination du sucre pour réduire la douleur des bébés

first_imgVaccination : du sucre pour réduire la douleur des bébésCanada – Une étude réalisée par des chercheurs australiens, canadiens et brésiliens a démontré le pouvoir anti-douleur du sucre ingéré avant l’administration d’un vaccin chez les bébés de 1 an et moins. Pour en venir à cette conclusion, les chercheurs ont analysé les données de plus de 1.600 injections réalisées sur des bébés d’un à douze mois à travers quatorze études.Avant la piqure, les nourrissons recevaient soit une solution sucrée, soit de l’eau, soit on ne leur donnait rien.Chez les bambins qui avaient bu un liquide sucré, il était possible de constater une diminution des indices de douleurs (expressions faciales, mouvements des bras et des jambes, respiration et battements cardiaques accélérés), les pleurs étaient eux-aussi moins importants et duraient moins longtemps.Pour les auteurs de l’étude, une seule demi-cuillère à thé de solution sucrée permettrait de réduire la douleur au moment de la vaccination. Une solution qui pourrait facilement être appliquée par les professionnels de santé.Cette étude a été publiée dans Archives of Disease in Childhood. Le 16 mai 2010 à 09:44 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

BBC to Reinvent Programming With AI Assistance

first_img McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS The British Broadcasting Company hopes artificial intelligence can help create “a more personal BBC.”The new Data Science Research Partnership brings together industry experts, international organizations, and researchers from eight UK universities to revamp programming.Over the next five years, analysts will work to “create a body of research, insights, and prototypes that can start making a real impact on the BBC and its audiences,” according to a press announcement.Combining anonymized data with “cutting-edge” algorithms and analytics, the Beeb plans to focus on four specific areas:Understanding audiences: What do viewers want from the BBC? Why do they want it? What impact do programs or services have on them?Understanding content: What can machine learning reveal about existing programs? What does the BBC stand to gain from it?Curation and personalization: Design tools and algorithms to help programmers make editorial and commissioning decisionsContent of the future: Design future experiences based on object-based broadcasting and new forms of data journalism“Machine learning is going to play an increasingly important role in the world,” according to Samantha Chadwick, head of partnerships at BBC R&D. “We want to apply these advances in data science to the media industry and make a real difference to people’s lives.”The partnership also allows for a range of educational opportunities, including training a new generation of data scientists on “real media problems.”“The BBC has always been at its best when it combines creativity with technology,” Chief Technology and Product Officer Matthew Postgate said in a statement.“As we reinvent the BBC, we can see the opportunities that data and machine learning are opening up for us, our creative talent and our audiences,” he added.Participating institutions include: the Universities of Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Surrey; Imperial College London; Queen Mary University of London; Ulster University; and University College London.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Off Beat Emergency calls at fire station fail to alarm food bank

first_imgThe Lewis River Mobile Food Bank has enlisted lots of partners in its mission to feed hungry people in north Clark County.The four alternating hosts include two fire stations: View Fire Station, 37604 N.E. 119th Ave. (first Sunday of the month) and Fire District 2, 314 N.W. 389th St. (second Sundays).It can make for an interesting game plan on food bank day, said Candice Howell, one of the organizers. When they were at the Fire District 2 facility a few weeks ago, it was good that they kept the building’s primary goal in mind.“It is definitely an active fire station,” said Howell. “There is a certain way we have to set up, to make sure we don’t impede the operation of the fire station.”That strategy came in handy when the fire department had to answer an afternoon emergency call while food bank volunteers were doing their 2-4 p.m. distribution.“I think it was the first time a call has happened” in the middle of a mobile food bank session, Howell said.The other sites are at Yacolt Evangelical Free Church, 509 W. Cushman (third Sundays) and La Center Evangelical Free Church, 111 E. Fifth St. (fourth Sundays). And they can bring other things to the table, so to speak.last_img read more

2 Hallandale Beach men accused of sexual battery

first_imgHALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Two South Florida men are facing some serious charges after, police said, they sexually battered a female victim.Thirty-three-year-old Vernderris Jones and 36-year-old Gethro Rancy appeared in bond court, Tuesday morning. They were both charged with sexual battery on a victim over 12 years of age.Police said Jones punched and sexually battered the victim when she tried to leave his Hallandale Beach home, Monday. The police report states that Jones then demanded the victim to have sex with Rancy, a behavioral interventionist, who then sexually battered her against her will.The victim got away and called 911.Jones is facing several additional charges, including resisting a police officer without violence.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Dramatic Decline in Mag Closures This Year

first_imgLast year, when so many magazine publishers were scratching and clawing, trying to keep their businesses afloat despite the slumping economy, 279 magazines closed during the first half. So far this year, the rate at which titles are fading into oblivion has slowed dramatically. According to the latest report from online magazine database MediaFinder, only 87 titles have shut down through the first six months of the year.“More magazines would have ceased publication but fortunately were acquired and continued publication,” Trish Hargood, president of MediaFinder publisher Oxbridge Communications, says in a release. “Smaller companies took advantage of the opportunity to buy magazines from Reed Business Information and Nielsen Business Media, who were struggling to divest themselves of many b-to-b titles.”Meanwhile, the number of launches also slowed through the first half, with 90 titles coming to market, the report says. That’s compared to 187 magazines that launched during the same period last year. A total of 16 print magazines converted to online-only formats over the first half, versus 43 during the same period last year, the report says.last_img read more

Heartshaped oval square How to pick the right glasses for your face

first_img1:18 Now playing: Watch this: These guidelines can help you pick the perfect frames. Franziska & Tom Werner / Getty Images Scenario: You’re walking through LensCrafters after your latest eye exam. It’s time to get some new frames. Pair after pair, you look in the mirror and immediately put them back on the rack. Why do these frames look so great on the models but you look like you’re playing dress-up with grandma’s accessories?If you wear glasses, that scenario may elicit some familiar feelings of frustration. But don’t feel bad, because those models were expertly fitted for glasses based on their face shape — and you can have the same luxury. Knowing the basics of face shape and understanding your shape can make choosing glasses much easier (not to mention much more fun). There’s one important truth about face shapes, though: Almost no one actually embodies a perfect square, diamond, heart, oval or round face. Instead, many people have features from multiple face shapes, and these face-shape categories act as a general guide for choosing accessories. The key is determining which category sounds most like you, which can change over time. And if you like the way a certain frame looks on you, even if it’s not one of the “best” for your face shape, own it. Your style is yours, and you aren’t limited to any rule book. That said, here are the basics of five main face shapes and how to choose flattering glasses frames for each. These tips even work if you’re searching for glasses online! Learn more: How to find your glasses prescription without going to the eye doctor Glasses for round facesEven as adults, most people have at least one friend or family member who still has a cute “baby face” with plump cheeks. Except that’s no baby face — just a round face. Round faces feature soft curves, smooth lines and a fullness that tends to make people look younger than they actually are. If that’s you, go for frames that offset the uniformity of your face shape and add a subtle sharpness: Bold, angular or upswept glasses that highlight the eyes and cheekbones work the best for round faces.The best frame shapes for round faces: RectangleSquareCat eyeD-frameGlasses for oval facesPeople with oval faces kind of struck genetic gold when it comes to glasses — just about any frames look great on this oblong shape. Many people consider an oval face shape as the most balanced, because it features cheekbones just slightly wider than the forehead and jaw, making the entire face really proportionate. Oval faces can pull off bold frame shapes, but are usually better off steering clear of any super narrow frames. For the best look, choose a pair that are as wide as or slightly wider than the broadest part of your face.  The best frame styles for oval faces: WayfarerSquareRoundHornOvalGlasses for square facesSquare faces feature a strong jaw and broad forehead: The width at the top and bottom of the face are nearly equal. The length of the face also nearly equals the width, which is where this robust face shape gets its name. The best glasses for square faces sit high on the nose and add length. Usually, square faces look better with rounded frames rather than angular ones, as square faces already boast their own strong angles. To make your face look thinner or longer, choose a frame wider than the broadest part of your face.The best frame shapes for square faces: OvalRoundRounded Wayfarer Glasses for heart-shaped facesA heart-shaped face usually features one sweeping curve from the forehead to the jaw. Widest at the brow and gradually narrows, the jaw is the narrowest point of the face. Characterized by prominent cheekbones and a pointed chin, heart-shaped faces can be long or round. When it comes to glasses, heart-shaped faces are pretty versatile, but frames that aren’t oversized or full of design elements usually work best. The best frame shapes for heart-shaped faces: Rounded WayfarerSquareRounded squareOvalGlasses for diamond-shaped facesAnother dramatic face shape, diamond-shaped faces are narrowest at the forehead and jawline, with broad (and often high) cheekbones. Try frames that have a lot of design elements at the top or that have bold browlines, as frames that accentuate the brow and temples help even out the angles of diamond-shaped faces. The best frame shapes for diamond-shaped faces: Cat-eyeHorn-rimmedOvalRectangleRimless or semi-rimlessFeeling inspired to don your best style? See if you can find it at one of the best places to buy prescription eyeglasses online.  3 Tagscenter_img Wellness Personal care Comments CES 2019: RightEye provides health insights by tracking… Share your voicelast_img read more

TRS floor leader in LS Nama Nageswara Rao calls on Kavitha

first_imgHyderabad: TRS floor leader in Lok Sabha Nama Nageswara Rao met former Nizamabad MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha and discussed about the issues to be raised in the coming Lok Sabha session. The TRS Lok Sabha leader met Kavitha at her residence in the city on Friday. Nageswara Rao informed the TRS leaders about the issues raised during the last session. Both leaders discussed about promises made in AP Reorganisation Act, problems being faced by Telangana state.last_img

MLA on Karan Johars alleged drug party If it wasnt a powderimpacted

first_imgWere celebs on drugs at Karan Johar’s party? MLA writes open letter demanding their apology.Video screengrabKaran Johar has had triggered a controversy by sharing a video from his house party that made many believe that the stars present there were high on drugs. Now, MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa, who had directly alleged that it was a drug party, has now come up with an open letter demanding apology and accountability from the Bollywood stars.A video posted by Karan had gone viral on social media, in which stars like Deepika Padukone, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Ayan Mukerji among others were seen partying at the film-maker’s house.The controversy started as most of the celebrities in the video appeared to be intoxicated. Many on social media, including the MLA, opined that the Bollywood stars were high on drugs.Manjinder has now posted an open letter, slamming the stars for their alleged consumption of drugs, and demanded apology from them. The MLA pointed that if politicians and sports personalities are accountable for their deeds, film stars and idols should also be accountable for their actions.Below is the full open letter from Manjinder:In last fifty years, or ever since I am observing the country, Cricket and Bollywood continue to bind the nation. If Sachin Tendulkar is worshipped in our nation, there are millions of worshippers of stars like Rajnikant as well. In such a world of fan-boys and fan-girls, Bollywood stars continue to enjoy people’s unbound love and support on social media as well as on national stages. You are given the front row in national functions and events, you are treated like India’s unofficial ambassadors abroad and you are the trendsetter, in hair-cuts, hemlines and even when it comes to naming the children!Does it sound fair on your part when you escape your accountability citing PRIVATE LIFE as an excuse to organise and then flaunt on Instagram your Drug Party? If it was not a drug party, why were there no food or drink glasses? If it wasn’t a powder-impacted state, why did you all appear stoned and shamelessly out of your senses?Does your dislike for drugs and narcotic substances limited to on-screen presence and just to defame a state for some cheap publicity (and hefty money), Is there any passion within when you associate with a cause or all that campaigning is a part of “Drama” done to please some group or agenda-setters? I ask Karan Johar, if Hardik Pandya can get punished for his sexist remarks (made on your own show); if a politician can be asked to resign on moral grounds; what stops Bollywood stars from coming under public scanner of morality?If we elected representatives are answerable to the public, even our STARS & IDOLS are also accountable for the actions they do off-screen! When I saw that video, I felt an unexplained anger as if someone I knew personally broke the trust… do you even realise the kind of bond people share with you, dear Bollywood? Rather than asking me to apologise, I wish Bollywood stars had the guts to say a SORRY to the nation for breaking the trust. In the end, I would just request Media to be the platform of accountability. It is us who make them the stars; now it should be our collective privilege to question them when their light start pointing us in the wrong direction!last_img read more

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From Pasture to Paradise Hacienda Pinilla

first_imgNo related posts. The La Posada Hotel provides an option for first-time visitors and shorter-lived stays, and for those seeking the all-inclusive hotel experience, the Pinilla property also includes the JW Marriot Guanacaste – a 310-room resort and spa that went up in 2009.As much as Pattillo has changed the area, there are some things he knows are worth preserving. Between January and March, Hacienda Pinilla brings in a bunch of equestrians, bull riders, folkloric dancers and marimba players for some of the best parties of the year – a traditional Guanacastecan Fiesta Sabañero.Going ThereFrom San José, you can take a 40-minute flight to the airstrip in nearby Tamarindo or rent a car for a scenic four-hour drive through the mountains to Hacienda Pinilla. You can also fly into Liberia’s Daniel Oduber International Airport. From there you can make the drive to Hacienda Pinilla in 45 minutes.Nighty rates start at $126 for Hotel La Posada, and reach as high as $1,265 for a three-bedroom town house. For more info, see www.haciendapinilla.com. Facebook Comments In exchange for much of the desolate pastureland, Pattillo has replanted nearly a million trees of dry forest and winding hiking trails. He has also built a hotel, luxury condos and homes, and he connected them with paved roads. Additionally, Pattillo has installed three fiber optic cables, a water-supply system, a golf course, a tennis and fitness center, horse stables, a beach resort, three restaurants and a wastewater treatment plant to accommodate 8,000 residents.“It basically looks like Jurassic Park, in the middle of nowhere,” said Hacienda Pinilla General Manager Mauricio Estrada. “We are thinking for the future.”Pattillo’s purported lack of a vision has also included a heavy focus on the environment. The hacienda has secured a Blue Flag from the Costa Rican Tourism Board for the cleanliness of its 6 kilometer-stretch of beaches and a White Flag for its water system. Its eco-friendly, par 72 golf course has been certified by Audubon International.The extensive project has also been a godsend for the local community, for which Pattillo has provide financial resources, cultural events and precious jobs. At one time, his operation employed more than 1,000 Ticos. He has only ever employed one other Gringo, Estrada said, and that was the golf pro.Much of earnings that have come in from the real estate side of the project have been funneled into a foundation and back into educational and environmental programs and the local community. Meanwhile, when Pattillo stays on the property, he sleeps in a rickety, modest house on the beach. Four years ago, Guanacaste named him “Hijo Predilecto” of the region. It means favorite son.All of the changes that Pattillo made here, he made before the Daniel Oduber International Airport in provincial capital Liberia became a major transportation hub. When the housing market crashed in 2008, things got pretty quiet around these parts. But with the economy slowly recovering, and with all the new flights cruising into the new airport terminal from around the world, Hacienda Pinilla is positioned to reemerge as a thriving destination.Pattillo is certainly going to be ready for it. Two years ago, he built a new Beach Club at Avellanas Beach, which boasts its own restaurant and wellness area. There are a variety of long- and short-term options for guest accommodation: the colonial-style residential homes in the communities of Villas Malinches, Avellanas and Villas Palmas Real suit families and retirees looking to come back again and again (and perhaps just stay a while). Inside a Villa. Courtesy of Hacienda Pinillacenter_img Standing atop a water tank in the middle of Hacienda Pinilla, a sprawling 4,500-acre compound in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, I had a 360-degree view of the surrounding dry forest, luxury developments and undulating Pacific Ocean. “Not bad,” I understated, and Jorge, my guide on the morning’s expedition, nodded. Then we climbed down, remounted our horses and took off for Playa Langosta.As we trotted through the forest, Jorge pointed out the distinctive trees of the region: the Matapalo tree, which slowly strangles other trees in much the same way a boa constrictor suffocates its prey; the Indio Desnudo, named for its resemblance to a naked Indian and the region’s namesake Guanacaste tree with fruit that looks like big, leathery ears. The bellows of howlers and the chatter of tropical birds carried on a breeze, bringing to mind the remarkable changes that had come about at Hacienda Pinilla in the past 40 years.When Atlanta developer Hg Pattillo bought the farm in 1973, it was mostly desolate pastureland and sweaty, masticating cows. Pattillo, now a humble octogenarian and dedicated philanthropist, won’t admit to having a “vision” for the sprawling hacienda. But over the past four decades, he has without question transformed the property and the surrounding community. Bird’s eye view of villas. Courtesy of Hacienda Pinillalast_img read more