Canada announces new funding model to support womens equality globally

first_imgVANCOUVER — Canada’s minister of gender equality has announced a new initiative aimed at transforming how women’s rights organizations are supported in developing countries and at home.Maryam Monsef says the federal government has invested $300 million for women in the developing world as part of the so-called Equality Fund.She says it brings together 11 organizations from the philanthropic, non-profit and financial sectors, including the Canada-based Match International Women’s Fund, the African Women’s Development Fund and Oxfam Canada in hopes of creating a perpetual and sustainable mechanism for funding gender equality.Monsef says Ottawa has also pledged to match donations for domestic programs of up to $10 million each for three groups — Community Foundations of Canada, the Canadian Women’s Foundation and Grand Challenges CanadaGlobal Affairs says in a release $100 million has already been raised, on top of the federal government’s contribution, with an aim to reach $1 billion over the next 15 years.Monsef is in Vancouver this week to attend the Women Deliver conference, which the Global Affairs Department expects will draw 9,000 officials and advocates for gender equality from around the world.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Come From Away wins 4 Helen Hayes Awards including outstanding musical

first_img Twitter Canada’s Come From Away has won four Helen Hayes Awards, including outstanding musical production.The awards were handed out during a ceremony at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington D.C., on Monday night, celebrate excellence in professional theatre throughout the city’s metropolitan area.Come From Away also received the award for outstanding musical director for Christopher Ashley, outstanding supporting actress in a musical for Jenn Colella and outstanding ensemble in a musical. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Created by Canadian husband-and-wife duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away is centred on Gander, N.L., in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.The remote East Coast town provided refuge to 6,579 passengers and crew on 38 planes that were diverted when U.S. air space was closed.Now in its 33rd year, the Helen Hayes Awards are named after the late actress and Washington native whose prolific career spanned nearly eight decades. Hayes is one of only a handful of individuals to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — dubbed the EGOT — and is widely known as the “First Lady of the American Theatre.”Award nominations were grouped in “Helen” or “Hayes” categories depending on the number of Actors’ Equity Association members involved in the production. Come From Away was grouped in the “Hayes” cohort, designated for productions with more than 51 per cent of the cast working under an Equity contract.Come From Away recently won five Outer Critics Circle Awards, including outstanding new Broadway musical.The homegrown musical is also nominated for seven Tony Awards, including best musical. The Broadway honours will be handed out in New York on June 11. Advertisementcenter_img The 9/11-inspired musical was staged at the Ford Theatre in Washington D.C., prior to engagements in Toronto and its current run on Broadway. Advertisement Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

PM Modi used hatred in elections, we used love: Rahul Gandhi

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Sunday cast his vote in Lok Sabha polls here and hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he “used hatred” during the elections but the grand old party “used love”. Asserting that this elections saw a “good fight” between the two rival parties, Gandhi said he thought that “love is going to win”. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi used hatred, we (Congress) love. And, I think love is going to win,” he told reporters, soon after exercising his franchise. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Clad in his trademark kurta-pyjama, he was accompanied by party’s New Delhi candidate Ajay Maken on way to the polling booth, a walking distance from his Tughlaq Lane residence. “There are four issues in this election, these are not our issues but people’s issues. And most important among these is of unemployment. Then, condition of farmers, demonetisation, Gabbar Singh Tax (mocking GST), corruption and the Rafale issue,” he said.last_img read more

Supplementary estimate submitted for vehicles for Ministers

A supplementary estimate was submitted to Parliament today to fund vehicles and renovate houses for Ministers.

Sierra Leone Annan despatches planning team in first step to set up

In a letter to the President of the Security Council released today, Mr. Annan says that having been persuaded of the political will of countries and their commitment to the success and continued viability of the court, he has authorized a UN planning mission to travel next week to Freetown to discuss with the Government of Sierra Leone the practical arrangements for the establishment and operation of the court. The mission, scheduled for 7 to 18 January, will be led by the Office of Legal Affairs of the UN Secretariat and will include experts in all aspects of the operation of the court and representatives of the members of the Management Committee. According to the letter, the Council and the UN Secretariat have an understanding that setting up the Special Court for Sierra Leone would begin only after enough contributions were in hand to finance the establishment of the Court and 12 months of its operation, and that pledges had been received equal to the anticipated expenses of the following 24 months.As of 30 November, the UN Secretariat had received $14.8 million in contributions for the first year – a shortfall of $1.4 million – and pledges of $13 million and $7.4 million for the two subsequent years – approximately $19.6 million less than what will be needed to run the court. “Having authorized the commencement of the operation of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, I wish nevertheless to reiterate the concerns expressed in my previous communications to the Council regarding the difficulties inherent in securing funds on the basis of voluntary contributions for an operation which engages the services of a great number of Sierra Leonean and international personnel,” Mr. Annan writes, adding that he reserved the right to ask the Council to consider funding any continued shortfall through assessed contributions or other means.The Secretary-General expects the Government of Sierra Leone and the UN Secretariat to sign an Agreement on the temporal jurisdiction of the tribunal at the end of the mission, thus establishing the legal framework for the establishment and operation of the Court. read more

US stock indexes end the week slightly higher shaking off an early

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Feb 7, 2014 2:23 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – The U.S. stock market is ending the week with a modest gain after investors found bright spots in the government’s monthly employment survey.Higher earnings from several U.S. companies including Expedia also brought buyers to the market.The back-to-back increases Thursday and Friday were enough to erase a steep loss from Monday.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 165 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 15,794.The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 23 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 1,797. Health care and industrial stocks rose the most.The Nasdaq composite increased 68 points, or 1.7 per cent, to 4,125.Expedia led the gains in the S&P 500 index. Expedia surged 14 per cent after reporting that its profit and revenue jumped as hotel bookings increased. US stock indexes end the week slightly higher, shaking off an early stumble; Expedia jumps read more

UPDATE Rider without registration plates found with unlicenced gun in custody

Police say their mobile patrol ranks on Friday, around 20:00h intercepted a motorcycle without registration plates on the Cummings Lodge, Public Road, East Coast Demerara; and a search of a bag the rider was carrying, revealed an unlicenced semi-automatic pistol.According to the police, the weapon which had no ammunition or magazine and the motorcycle were lodged while the 24-year-old suspect of Murphy Street, Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara was taken into custody.Investigations are ongoing.Keon BrewsterThe rider who has since been identified as Keon Brewster was charged with the illegal possession of cocaine, to which he pleaded guilty and was subsequently sentenced to four years imprisonment in 2015.Details surrounding the case stated that on May 29 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, (CJIA), Brewster had in his possession 6.304 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.Brewster was charged jointly with two air conditioning technicians attached to the airport. He had initially pleaded not guilty.Based on footage from the video surveillance, investigators believe that the transaction took place in one of the washrooms at the airport.Anti Narcotics Police said they recognized that the rum appeared unusually thick and so they decided to test and weigh it.Brewster was also fined $17.2 million.Of recent there have been a string of robberies being committed by armed bandits on motorcycles.The most recent robbery occurred on Wednesday last when two bandits on a motorcycle attacked a welder on Princes and Chapel Streets, Georgetown and robbed him of US$5000.Richard Shaw, 26, of Albouystown, Georgetown was driving his motorcar, PHH 9410, at around 21:15h when he slowed down while proceeding east on Chapel Street to negotiate a speed bump.In doing so, the two perpetrators rode up alongside him on a white XR motorcycle and pointed a gun in his direction.Fearing for his life, Shaw stopped his car and was then ordered to hand over his wallet, to which he complied.The pillion rider of the motorcycle dismounted and further commanded the victim to hand over a black plastic bag which was in the back seat of his car.After receiving same, they hopped back unto the motorcycle and quickly escaped south on Princes Street.A report was made at the East La Penitence Police Station and a hunt has since been launched for the perpetrators. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related4 years jail, $17.2M fine for man caught with cocaine in rumJune 29, 2015In “Crime”Sting operation busts father trying to bribe officers with $500,000 to release his sonMay 13, 2017In “Crime”Airport employees, passenger charged with cocaine in rumJune 2, 2015In “Crime” read more

EHF CL Fuchse in TOP form – 40 goals in Schaffhausen

3. HC Dinamo Minsk8512227:203(24)11 5. Pick Szeged8206210:243(-33)4 2. Füchse Berlin9702261:255(6)14 Good mood from the last weekend is still among the players of Dagur Sigurdsson. Fuchse Berlin had no problem in Swiss Schaffhausen against Kadetten 40:35 (21:16). German team is now almost secure at second position before TOP 16 phase, which will bring “Foxes” some easire rival at the beginnig of knock-out stage.Schaffhausen: Quadrelli (8 saves)/Meier (); Kukucka (4), Emrich, Pendic (8/3), Mamic, Starczan (1), Prieto (1), Jurca (5/1), Bucher, Tominec (6), Dissinger (6), Ursic (4). –Berlin: Heinevetter (6 saves)/Stochl (7 saves); Löffler (1), Laen (6), Spoljaric, Pewnow (2), Lund, Romero (2), Sellin (4), Jaszka (6), Nincevic (8/2), Igropulo (3), Christophersen (4), Richwien (3), Bult (1). 1. FC Barcelona Intersport8701256:199(57)14 EHF Champions LeagueFuchse BerlinKadetten Schaffhausen 4. Kadetten Schaffhausen9207254:292(-38)4 6. HC Croatia Osiguranje Zagr…8116203:219(-16)3 ← Previous Story Larvik – Gyor to set new attendance record! Next Story → Tatran in crisis: Three matches without win in Slovakia! read more

We just kept getting them in the post How a family of

first_imgSarah said that her situation is “a bit ridiculous” given the recent controversies over chronically ill people not being able to get medical cards or have their existing ones renewed.“It’s a bit ridiculous when you are speaking to people and they say they are still waiting on their medical card and I say: ‘Really? Because I have three each!’”.The HSE has been in contact with Sarah about the anomaly which she is keen to rectify.* Not her real name. The identity of this person is known to but she asked not to be named. has seen all 14 medical cards.WATCH: ‘It is a balancing act’: Reilly apologises over medical card problemsRead: Public information campaign launched to address ‘confusion’ over medical cardsRead: ‘The most vulnerable people in our society’: Dáil hears medical card horror stories A DUBLIN-BASED family, who waited a year for their medical cards to be renewed, now have 14 between them with one of their children having four cards despite only one of them being valid.The apparent administrative error by the HSE came after mother-of-three Sarah* applied for new medical cards for her then two children, now aged 7 and 2, and her husband.“When we had to renew them we were waiting a couple of weeks and we were ringing the HSE and we weren’t getting anywhere,” she told“Finally we got hold of somebody and they said there was no details there so we had to resend the documents. We kept ringing and ringing. We were probably waiting a little over a year.”She said that when the medical cards did arrive for herself, her husband and her two children they kept arriving. She said: “We just kept getting them in the post.”Sarah said that her husband had changed doctors, resulting in two different doctors’ names appearing on the cards.As a result, she has three medical cards (two registered to the same doctor, and one registered to another doctor), her husband has three (two registered to the same doctor, and one registered to another doctor).Her two-year-old son has four cards (three registered to the same doctor, and one registered to another doctor) and her seven-year-old has three (two registered to the same doctor, and one registered to another doctor).Her youngest child, aged 12 months, has one card as she was able to obtain one by providing a birth cert and PPSN number rather than follow the application process she did for the other cards.HSE responseSarah said she contacted the HSE about the 14 medical cards – all of which are in date but nine of which she doesn’t need – but was told to keep asked the HSE for information about how and why this might have happened and asked if there are any statistics on how many cases like this might be in the system where multiple cards are issued to people.In a response, the HSE said that when a card holder changes doctor they are issued with a new card and the old card has no value. It said that even if a card is lost and a replacement is ordered the old card is no longer valid.Its full statement reads: “When a medical card/gp visit card holder changes their doctor of choice they are issued with a new card(s) which shows the new doctor’s number on the GMS Scheme.“Once the new card(s) is issued the old card has no value to the National Medical Card Register. On receipt of their new medical card/gp visit card the cardholder should either destroy their old card or return it to the HSE, Primary Care Reimbursement Scheme Office.It should be noted that there is only one registration on a Medical Card Register, the patient is registered with the correct GP and only one GP is paid e.g. if a person mislays their medical card/gp visit card, requests a new one and subsequently finds the old one, although they may physically have two card only the reissued card is the valid card.”last_img read more

Les Anonymous sattaquent au ministère de la justice américain

first_imgLes Anonymous s’attaquent au ministère de la justice américainLe ministère de la Justice américain a été victime d’un vaste piratage, a-t-il annoncé lundi. Une attaque revendiquée par les Anonymous, qui se targuent d’avoir obtenu et mis en ligne un fichier contenant des donnéesappartenant au Bureau de la justice des Etats-Unis.Le ministère de la Justice américain a été la cible d’un important piratage qui a entraîné la diffusion de nombreuses données. Alors qu’il a annoncé dans un communiqué être “en train d’examiner l’accès non autorisé à un serveur, exploité par le Bureau des statistiques judiciaires, qui contenait des données issues de son site internet public”, le groupe Anonymous a revendiqué cette attaque sur Twitter.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les hackers ont publié sur le site d’échange de fichiers torrents, The Pirate Bay, un fichier de “1,7 giga-octet de données qui appartenaient, jusqu’alors, au Bureau de la justice des Etats-Unis”, se félicitent-ils. Le ministère affirme “mettre en place des mesures défensives et de protection pour sauvegarder ses informations” et annonce le prochain lancement d’une enquête criminelle. Quant aux responsables du piratage, ils promettent dans une vidéo qu’ils ne s’arrêteront pas là. Il faut “s’attendre à beaucoup plus” annoncent les Anonymous, justifiant cette nouvelle attaque en arguant la défense de la liberté d’expression.Furieux depuis la fermeture du site Megaupload et l’arrestation de ses responsables, les Anonymous n’en sont pas à leur première action contre les autorités américaines. En France, le ministère de la Défense a lui aussi été victime des hacktivistes au début de l’année.Le 22 mai 2012 à 18:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Stormy weather delays several flights at FLL

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – Several flights were delayed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport because of the stormy weather, Saturday.“Our flight has been delayed three or four times now, and so we’re just curious as to the reasoning for it,” said passenger Teresa Sanger.Around 84 flights were held up in total because of the weather.“Well, we got on our flight to Montego Bay, and they delayed us by a couple hours there, and then we were on our way to come back,” said passenger Rachel Deleon. “Our children start high school on Monday, and we were hoping to be there in time.”The flights were expected to get back to speed through the night.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

APSSDC Nihar Skill Education help youth to get jobs

first_imgKadapa: T Shajahan completed his intermediate, but could not continue his studies further due to financial problems. He joined the Medical Lab Technician course, being conducted at Nihar Skill Education through APSMFC. He got the placement support from Nihar Skill Education. He got a job as Lab Technician at Sunrise Hospital with a month salary of Rs. 7500. L Kishore Kumar Reddy, resident of Kadapa District. Completed his graduation. He got training for computer Assistant Course at Nihar Skill Education, Kadapa through MEPMA. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us After training, he was selected for the Flipkart with a monthly salary is Rs 12,500. He extends thanks to Mepma and Nihar Skill Education for providing him an opportunity in life. M Siva Kamini is IVA KAMINI am a resident of Kadapa town and completed intermediate. She took the course of Account Executive at Nihar Skill Education through APSSDC and after completing the course, she got employment at Vasavi Furniture as an executive with a monthly salary of 7000. She is thankful to APSSDC and Nihar Skill Education.last_img read more

You can be a hedge fund investor But why would you

first_imgNo related posts. Earlier this year, Goldman Sachs Asset Management announced that it would launch a new mutual fund that — apparently — will bring the joy of hedge fund investing to the masses. For as little as $1,000, the Multi-Manager Alternatives Fund (GMAMX) allows mom-and-pop investors to put their life savings into some of Wall Street’s riskiest and most expensive products. This “fund of funds” will, according to its prospectus, let investors gain exposure to the trading strategies of hedge funds.The obvious question is: “Why would investors want that?”Despite all the media coverage, glitz and glam of hedge funds, they have not done well for their investors. They have high — some say excessively high — fees; their short- and long-term performance has been poor.Before delving into the details, let’s define exactly what we are discussing: Hedge funds are private investment partnerships. The general partner is typically the fund manager (on occasion it includes his financial backers). The investors in the fund are the limited partners, normally institutions and accredited investors. This partnership structure typically has a max of 99 limited partners. Unlike mutual funds or brokerages, hedge funds are mostly unregulated.The global hedge fund industry manages $2.13 trillion, or about 1.1 percent of all assets held by financial institutions, according to the Coalition of Private Investment Companies. Given what a relatively small asset class this is, hedge funds certainly receive an excess of media attention. Many hedge fund managers have become billionaires; perhaps this — plus their reputations as the smartest guys in the room — is why they have captured the investing public’s imagination.Most hedge funds are “go anywhere” funds — they can own derivatives, mortgage-backed securities, credit-default swaps, structured products and illiquid assets. They also can use nearly unlimited leverage.Gee, that sounds kinda hazardous. Why would anyone want to assume all of that risk? Originally, hedge funds earned their outsize compensation by, well, hedging their investments. This is a risk-mitigation strategy that can reduce the gains investors reap when markets are up but avoids much of the losses when markets are down.That no longer seems to be the case with modern hedge funds. They have morphed into “absolute return” funds — more aggressive, greater leverage, more speculative, all in an attempt to generate returns that outperform their benchmarks. Not surprisingly, they have become riskier than the overall market.Given these increased risks (and higher fees), how have hedge funds performed?By most measures, not well. They have failed to keep up with major averages when markets were up — and they got mangled (like nearly everyone else) during the 2008-09 downturn. It turns out, most hedge funds are not very hedged.The latest performance data (via the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index) reveal that hedge funds haven’t fared well at all: They returned a mere 3.5 percent in 2012, while the S&P 500-stock index gained 16 percent. Over the past five years, and the hedge fund index lost 13.6 percent, while the indices added 8.6 percent. That’s as of the end of 2012; it has only gotten worse in 2013. Most hedge funds have fallen even further behind their benchmarks this year, gaining 5.4 percent vs. the market’s rally of 15.4 percent. As a source of comparison, the average mutual fund is up 14.8 percent.Which brings us to fees. Most hedge funds charge an industry standard “2 and 20.” This is a 2 percent annual management fee against the original investment, plus 20 percent of the investment profits. Compare this with annual mutual fund fees, which average about 1.44 percent. Fees for an index ETF are typically under 0.25 percent.Those outsize hedge fund fees are an enormous drag on performance. But they do create wealth — for the managers. “Two and twenty” as the industry calls it, is why even middling hedge fund managers can become billionaires. According to Simon Lack, author of “The Hedge Fund Mirage,” this fee arrangement is effectively a wealth transference mechanism, moving dollars from investors to managers. As he puts it: “While the hedge fund industry has generated fabulous wealth and created many fortunes, it has largely done so for itself.”Lack is no ordinary critic — he spent his career at JPMorgan Chase, where he allocated more than $1 billion to emerging hedge fund managers. Some of the statistics he amassed in the process are nothing short of astonishing:— From 1998 to 2010, hedge fund managers earned $379 billion in fees. The investors of their funds earned only $70 billion in investing gains.— Managers kept 84 percent of investment profits, while investors netted only 16 percent.— As many as one-third of hedge funds are funded through feeder funds and/or fund of funds, which tack on yet another layer of fees. This brings the industry fee total to $440 billion — that’s 98 percent of all the investing gains, leaving the people whose capital is at risk with only 2 percent, or $9 billion.What other concerns should investors have? Hedge funds are not especially liquid. Many are “gated” — meaning there are only small windows when you can withdraw your money. They typically have a high minimum investment and often require investors keep their money in the fund for at least one year.Why would anyone in their right mind invest in these funds?So many kids dream of becoming LeBron James, but most will never play in the NBA (to say nothing of amassing championship rings). So it also goes with hedge fund investors. Most of the more than 10,000 hedge funds out in the wild are not big moneymakers for their investors. Investors tend to discover “hot” mutual fund managers just after a successful run and just before the inescapable force of mean reversion is about to kick in. Similarly, hedge fund darlings are born at exactly the same moment in their trajectory.John Paulson is a classic example. The bet against subprime mortgages that he and Paolo Pellegrini created in 2005-06 put them on the map and turned Paulson into a billionaire. He became widely known, and the money flowed in. Within a few years, Paulson was managing a slew of hedge funds, and his assets under management had swelled to $36 billion. Soon after, he hit the skids, with losses of 52 percent in one fund and 35 percent in another.But the lure of the superstar manager — the guy who can make you fabulously wealthy – continues to attract capital. In 1997, $118 billion was managed by hedgies; as of the first quarter of 2012, that had grown to $2.04 trillion.Investors have also embraced other non-financial remunerations: Client-only market commentary, access to star managers, attendance at exclusive conferences. These perks generate cocktail party bragging rights, despite the poor performance.But what about the top-performing funds, such as Jim Simon’s Renaissance Technologies or Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater? Sure, give them a call.The Lebron James of hedge fund managers are few and far between. This is the crux of the issue with hedge funds. A small percentage have significantly outperformed the markets; an even smaller percentage have done so after fees are taken into account. While we all know which ones have outperformed over the past few decades, no one has even the slightest clue which ones will outperform over the next one. It is akin to picking out from the ranks of high school sophomores who will be the next NBA superstar. Best of luck with that.Every fund in the world warns that past performance is no guarantee of future results. It is too bad that investors refuse to believe it.Barry Ritholtz is CEO of FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He is the author of “Bailout Nation” and runs a finance blog, the Big Picture.© 2013, The Washington Post Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter Want to be in the luxury travel know? Subscribe to our free eNewsletter here to keep up to date with everything in the luxury travel industry. “Four Seasons Private Retreats combine luxury lifestyle and service with some of the finest real estate properties in the world. Our vacation rental villas and homes provide guests with the worry-free services and amenities of a hotel stay alongside the comforts and personalisation of a private home – truly the best of both worlds,” says Paul White, President, Residential, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.White continues, “These offerings are the perfect complement to our hotels and resorts, closely linked, yet offering guests more space and flexibility to suit their discerning travel needs. We continue to develop these world-class offerings in the best locations in the world and look forward to welcoming guests to new Private Retreats in the future.”Four Seasons Private Retreats can currently be found in 21 locations around the globe, from Mauritius to Mexico, the Seychelles to Kyoto, from Whistler to Koh Samui.Four Seasons Private Retreats are also set to debut in Los Cabos and Napa Valley.For a limited time, guests booking a Private Retreat at select properties will enjoy a special weekly rate when staying seven or more nights in a Villa or Residence.More details here Four Seasons Private Retreats now includes more than 750 rental villas and residences around the globe. The exquisite homes offer guests more space, privacy and exclusivity in conjunction with the full complement of Four Seasons services and amenities. Bookings made for these retreats are also commissionable for travel advisors.center_img From tropical villas to mountain escapes and urban retreats, guests of Four Seasons Private Retreats can personalise their stay with numerous bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, private pools and a team of staff that deliver Four Seasons’ legendary service. Guests will enjoy the privacy and exclusivity the retreat with full access to the on-site services and amenities offered by Four Seasons around the world, including the restaurants and bars, fitness centres, spas, outdoor sports and activities.Guests can also access these services in the comfort of their own Private Retreat by perhaps hosting a dinner party prepared by an executive chef, or by enjoying a private yoga lesson on their pool deck. Whether embarking on a multi-generational trip, travelling with friends or coming together for an intimate wedding, stunning Four Seasons villas and homes are the perfect backdrop for unforgettable moments shared with loved ones. Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_img by Colleen Long, The Associated Press Posted May 21, 2018 9:15 pm PDT Last Updated May 22, 2018 at 6:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Actress who accused Weinstein needs money to finish film This undated image from video provided by Paz De La Huerta Inc. shows the actress Paz De La Huerta in her film “Valley of Tears,” which she wrote, directed and produced over a 12-year-period, and is now trying to finish with a crowdfunding campaign. She began making it years before publicly accusing Harvey Weinstein of rape, and in the movie, a girl is raped by a butcher who then cuts off her feet. But the rape scene isn’t about the media mogul, De la Huerta said, nor does it depict the assaults she said took place in 2010. (Paz De La Huerta Inc. via AP) center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Actress Paz de la Huerta has started a crowdfunding campaign to finish a movie she began making years before she publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of rape.The movie “Valley of Tears” is her take on the Hans Christian Andersen story “The Red Shoes,” about a little girl with a pair of enchanted shoes. The story is tragic; the shoes force the girl to dance until she asks an executioner to cut off her feet. A 1948 film set the story in the world of dance; a ballerina seeks to be the best by wearing the shoes and faces the same fate.De la Huerta told The Associated Press that she took her version of the story even further. The girl is raped by a butcher who then cuts off her feet.But the rape scene is not about the media mogul, she said, nor does it depict the assaults she said took place in 2010. De la Huerta said she wanted to include the scene, in part, because she had an experience on another film where she felt a sexual assault scene was not shown from victim’s perspective.“I wanted to show the rape scene from the point of view of a woman that had actually been raped,” she said in an interview.Prosecutors and police in New York are investigating de la Huerta’s accusations that Weinstein raped her twice in her apartment. The “Boardwalk Empire” actress said she could not comment on the investigation.Weinstein has denied any nonconsensual sex with the actress or other women who have accused him of assault.De la Huerta said she began making the movie 12 years ago. She said she has one scene left to shoot and then must edit the film. She hopes to raise as much as $500,000.De la Huerta said in making the film, she drew on both the emotional trauma of her encounters with Weinstein and her struggle with physical pain after she fractured her tailbone during an on-set accident in 2011 where she was struck by an ambulance. In some of the scenes in her movie, she said she had to dance while in extreme pain.“I shot while I was in horrific pain, and you can see it on my face — those scenes I’m in tremendous pain myself. They really reflect where I was at the time.”She had a surgery a few years later that she said “saved her life,” and she also wanted to reflect the feeling of redemption in the film — so she is adding a twist that will make the movie a bit more positive than its artistic predecessors.“I really believe this film is about the end of suffering,” she said.last_img read more

Explosion damages Limassol shop

first_imgA low-level explosive device damaged the front of a shop in Limassol in the early house of Sunday, police said.The blast occurred shortly after midnight outside the premises, which was undergoing refurbishment.It caused minor damage to the facade of the shop, police said. Investigations are continuing.You May LikeFinance NancyGeorge Eads Starred In ‘CSI’ For More Than 15 Years – This Is How Much He’s WorthFinance NancyUndoThe Design InspirationKayakers Are Enjoying Their Day, Until They Come Across This Abandoned ShipThe Design InspirationUndoForbes | Zip JobsThe Real Reason You Don’t Hear Back After Sending a ResumeForbes | Zip JobsUndo British woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoIran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British warshipUndoCompanies must use buying power to root out slavery, says UK officialUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

theyre also greedy

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