Edmonton football club heading to the Grey Cup – and questions about

first_imgAPTN National NewsEdmonton’s professional football team is heading to the championship game and with it, questions on whether it should change its name.The team has been known as the “Eskimos” since 1949.But after more 66 years, there are questions about whether it’s time for a new name.APTN’s Chris Stewart reports.last_img

UN agency plans for repatriating Sudanese refugees to south

“Even if the peace would be signed tomorrow, it will still be an uphill task to get the ground fully prepared to receive returnees and to absorb them into communities properly,” Daisy Buruku, head of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) South Sudan Team, said of plans to return people to the south during the first 18 months after an accord has been reached.Years of fighting and neglect of infrastructure in the south has made considerable investment necessary to bring roads, schools, water supplies and medical services up to the standard needed to support the refugees when they return home, the agency said.UNHCR has estimated that the 21-year Sudanese civil war has displaced more than 3 million people inside the country, while a further 600,000 are living in neighbouring countries as refugees.The biggest numbers of southern Sudanese refugees are in Uganda, with 223,000, while Ethiopia has 88,000, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 69,000 and Kenya, 60,000, UNHCR said. read more

Why was a Boeing 727 deliberately crashed in desert

first_img A major whistleblower complaint at the US’s top spy agency involves a Trump phone call with a ‘promise’ to a foreign leader Since right after World War II, the president’s national security adviser has an unparalleled ability to influence events worldwide Contaminated tap water could lead to 100,000 cases of cancer in the US if people drink it their whole lives. Here’s how worried you should be. DELIBERATELY SMASHING A multi-million euro plane into the desert packs high entertainment value, but the elaborate experiment, which kicked off the second season of Discovery Channel’s “Curiosity” series, wasn’t just for gasps.It was also part of an effort to make the 2.8 billion flights that take to the skies each year safer.“This groundbreaking experiment looks at what actually happens during a plane crash and the science behind passengers’ best chance for survival,” the Discovery Channel writes in a statement.A similar demonstration was carried out by NASA in 1984, resulting in a fiery explosion.Will this time be different? (Images: Discovery Channel) Meet Ron Fisher, the SoftBank executive who awarded WeWork a $47 billion valuation months before it delayed its $10 billion IPO last_img read more

Nook Color 2 will actually be the dualcore Nook Tablet

first_imgWe have known since last week that the announcement for Barnes & Noble’s sequel to the Nook Color will be coming on Monday. It was inevitable that some leaks would occur before then, and sure enough, the tablet’s name and specs have slipped through the cracks. The device that will be announced will be called the Nook Tablet, and it should be considerably speedier than its predecessor.On the outside, a leaked image shows the new Nook to have a nearly identical appearance to the original Nook Color. The exceptions to this rule will be that it’s a little lighter (down to 14.1 ounces, from 15.8oz), a wee bit thinner (down to 4.8mm from 5mm), and (possibly) the plastic bezel will be a lighter shade of grey (as rendered in the image above). It will have the same 7 inch 1024 x 600 (170ppi) IPS display as the original.On the inside, the Nook Tablet will get quite a boost over the Color, rocking a 1.2GHz dual-core Texas Instruments IMAP processor. It will get a hike up to 16GB of storage (the first only had 8GB).On the software front, it’s unknown what version of Android it will use (probably Froyo), but as it’s running such a heavily customized UI, that shouldn’t make a huge difference either way. In addition to the B&N reading capabilities, it will have Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Pandora available for media consumption.Why the renaming to Nook Tablet? Barnes & Noble is obviously trying to compete with the Kindle Fire here, and some customers may be confused about whether the Nook Color is a tablet or a souped-up color eReader. Branding it as a tablet essentially flashes a sign that says “I’m a competitor to the Kindle Fire.”As for the original Nook Color, it will remain on the market with its price dropped down to $200. The Nook Tablet, meanwhile, will ring up at $250. This creates an interesting matchup with the Fire. The Fire is obviously a better choice than the year-old Nook Color at the $200 price, but the two dual-core 2011 models could make for a tough decision.We’ll take a more in-depth look at how the Nook Tablet and the Kindle Fire stack up later on, but the Fire is probably still going to be the stronger choice for most. This is due to the Amazon AppStore’s current app selection, compared to B&N’s. Amazon has built their app marketplace as more of an alternative to the Android Market, while the Nook Color store is filled mostly with casual media apps.Of course, as we’ll certainly see these devices get rooted soon after they’re released, both could eventually be running custom Gingerbread or Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs with the Android Market available. At that point, the playing field is closer to level, as the Nook has more RAM, more internal storage, and a slightly faster processor.The Nook Tablet goes on sale November 16, one day after the Fire.via Android Centrallast_img read more

GTA V could make 1 billion in first month sell 20 million

first_imgYou only need to spend a few minutes on the internet to see that Grand Theft Auto V is a big deal. People lined up to collect their pre-orders and took the day off work to play the sprawling action game. Now analysts are translating that fervor into a dollar value. GTA V could rake in $1 billion in its first month and sell 20 million units by March 2014, predictions say.For those who don’t keep up with game sales, those are very big numbers. The game might even make $400 million of that $1 billion in the first day alone. For reference, GTA IV has sold 25 million units, but it was released in 2008. The new incarnation of GTA could do in months what it took its predecessor years to do. This isn’t just fast for GTA, it’s fast for games in general. Call of Duty: Black Ops took almost twice as long to reach $1 billion in sales.So is the game just that much better? Well, partially. Early reviews for GTA V are stellar. IGN and Giant Bomb both gave it perfect scores, whereas Game Informer went with 98/100. So, those folks calling in sick to play are certainly not regretting it. However, the other factor making GTA V a big seller is the huge install base of existing game consoles. We’re at the end of the cycle, and the Xbox 360 and PS3 are heavily discounted. Basically everyone who wants these consoles has them.Take-Two interactive was only counting on $750-800 million by the end of the year, which is still nothing to sneeze at. $1 billion in the first month would be a real windfall.last_img read more

Régimes avant lété attention à leffet yoyo

first_imgRégimes avant l’été : attention à l’effet yoyoFaits d’interdictions et de frustrations, les régimes ne font pas du bien au moral des Français. Contraignants, ils sont souvent difficiles à suivre, les écarts sont nombreux, et une fois achevé, les kilos reviennent aussitôt… Alors, quelle solution pour une perte de poids durable ? Ne faut-il pas revenir aux fondamentaux : une alimentation équilibrée agrémentée d’une activité sportive régulière ?A l’approche des vacances d’été et l’appel incontournable du maillot de bain colorés, les Français, et plus particulièrement les femmes, font de leur poids une priorité. Après un rapide passage sur la balance, le constat est évident : les kilos pris pendant l’hiver sont de trop. La solution : un régime ?Les régimes sont toujours les grandes vedettes du printemps. Pourtant, ils font souvent plus de victimes que d’heureux. En France, une personne sur trois, et une Française sur deux, a déjà tenté de suivre un régime. Un nombre conséquent qui pousse à se pencher sur l’efficacité de tels procédés restrictifs. Nommé Montignac, Weight watchers, hypocalorique, Dukan, ou encore hyperprotéiné, chaque régime est une source de risques qu’il ne faut pas ignorer. Lorsqu’il n’est pas surveillé par un professionnel de la santé, un régime peut vite mal tourner.À lire aussiPourquoi la peau devient-elle rouge en cas de coup de soleil ?Contraignants, frustrants et exigeants, ils sont souvent difficiles à suivre à la lettre et ont raison du moral de ceux qui les font. Et d’après une étude menée par l’Agence de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation (Anses), qui en a analysé quinze, aucun régime n’est réellement efficace. Pire, les apports en protéines seraient très souvent supérieurs à ce qui est conseillé, les lipides trop élevés, tandis que l’apport en fibres, fer, calcium ou encore en vitamines C, D ou E sont trop importants dans de nombreux cas. Un déséquilibre alimentaire évident qui, une fois le régime stoppé et les mauvaises habitudes retrouvées, génère une reprise de poids conséquente, souvent supérieure au poids initial. Toujours selon l’Anses, 80% des personnes qui ont maigri en suivant un régime ont repris dans l’année leurs kilos perdus, voire davantage. Un constat alarmant.Quelle solution alors ? Revenons aux fondamentaux et aux règles de base : avoir une alimentation saine et équilibrée, complétée d’une activité physique régulière. Le slogan de la dernière affiche de la Journée Européenne de l’Obésité, “Votre santé n’est pas un jeu, halte aux régimes yo-yo!”, vise à sensibiliser la population à la bonne équation. “Rien ne peut remplacer en termes de santé une alimentation équilibrée, diversifiée”, estime l’Anses. A cela, il est important d’ajouter qu’une activité sportive régulière est nécessaire pour se maintenir en bonne santé, soit “l’équivalent de 30 minutes de marche rapide chaque jour”, selon Institut national de Prévention et d’Éducation pour la Santé (Inpes). La bonne équation en somme : mangez à votre faim, et bougez !Le 14 mai 2011 à 12:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Sportsmen to be asked to pay higher fees

first_imgSalmon and steelhead anglers in the Columbia River would pay 69 percent more in fees under the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s final hunting and fishing license increase proposals for 2017-19.The license fee package submitted to the Office of Financial Management in September would increase the annual cost to fish for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River from a current $38.25 to $64.75.Under the proposals, an annual freshwater fishing license would increase from $29.50 to $35 and the Columbia River endorsement would increase from $8.75 to $9.75.Now-free catch record cards would be $10 for salmon, $10 for steelhead. Those $10 amounts have been scaled back from the initial proposal of $17 for each.Approval by the state Legislature and governor are required for the fees to increase.“We’ve heard from thousands of Washingtonians about their priorities for recreation and conservation,’’ said Jim Unsworth, department director. “They couldn’t be clearer: They want to preserve and expand fishing, hunting, and other outdoor opportunities, and they’re not interested in paying more to get less.’’last_img read more

Spalletti Inter Milan werent brave enough against Barcelona

first_imgInter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti felt that his side were too hesitant and made things difficult for themselves in their 2-0 Champions League defeat to BarcelonaThe Nerazzurri fell a goal down after 32 minutes from ex-player Rafinha Alcantara’s spectacular volley before Jordi Alba ensured Barcelona would be victors at the Camp Nou with a second goal.Despite threatening early on, Inter were never really a match for Barca and had goalkeeper Samir Handanovic to thank for not losing by a heavier margin after his nine saves.“We came into the match with a bit of hesitancy, leaving the Blaugrana with too much space and struggling too much with their pressing,” Spalletti told reporters on the club website.“We had some issues with passing the ball with pace, therefore, everything became much more difficult.Stefano Sensi, inter milanReport: Inter go top with win over Udinese George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Inter Milan are top of Serie A after beating Udinese to make it three wins out of three.Antonio Conte’s career at Inter Milan, could…“Every time we won the ball back, we didn’t manage possession in the best way, particularly during the first half. Therefore, we struggled in terms of order and energy expended.“We should’ve been more aggressive in winning the ball back and then more precise in possession. You can’t just play on the counter-attack when you come to Camp Nou.“We didn’t show as much character compared to our first two Champions League games. We weren’t courageous enough and the opposition made the most of our attitude.“We didn’t do as much as we can. We also could’ve scored over the course of the game but they were stronger than us and deserved to win. They play well, passing the ball quickly and thinking fast.”However, PSV Eindhoven and Tottenham’s 2-2 draw leaves Inter in a strong second place in Group B with a five-point advantage over the other two sides.last_img read more

Seamus Coleman suggests Everton should boast on the pitch

first_imgEverton right-back Seamus Coleman has suggested that his side should brag on the pitch on Sunday as they play against  Liverpool.Everton seeks to grab their first-century victory in a Merseyside derby at Anfield because Jurgen Klopp’s side have been dominating the derby at all venues in recent years.“It was a long time ago, we need to look forward and we need to give the new players a bit of a taste of what it’s like to win one of these games, and the fans as well,” Coleman told Sky Sports, according to Reuters.“It’s easy to come in here and say all the right things in an interview, I’m sure we have done over the last five or 10 years and not turned up on the day.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We need to turn up on Sunday and do our talking on the pitch. This is a massive game for our city and we’ve been on the receiving end too many times.”Coleman added that fans should just expect the usual feisty encounter on Sunday.“There’ll be a few tackles going in this weekend but we’re looking forward to playing our game.”“The manager sets up to try to win the game, no matter who we’ve played this season, and that’ll be no different I’m sure on Sunday.”last_img read more

Silva says Everton can be stronger in the future

first_imgThe Everton manager Marco Silva spoke at the club’s general meeting to reveal how the English Premier League team can become better.Marco Silva joined Everton in the summer, and as his six first months with the club passed, he talked to the club’s general meeting today.“Everyone is working with me at Finch Farm every day,” said Silva to the club’s official website.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I’ve had a lot of help at the Club. Everyone has welcomed me and we’ve all been working together since the first day.”“We believe we can be stronger in the future and give everyone the better things they want to see,” he commented.“We are still fighting for what we want, which is to do better than last season, and give the fans what they want – building a connection with the team. We want more.”last_img read more

Seattle passes on 2016 Dem National Convention

first_imgSEATTLE — Seattle was one of dozens of cities invited by the Democratic National Committee to bid on hosting the 2016 national convention that will nominate the party’s candidate for president.A spokesman for the mayor’s office says they city decided not to bid.Spokesman Jeff Reading says the city does not meet requirements for hotel rooms, convention space and other amenitiesThe Seattle Times reports the city also lacks a suitable arena. KeyArena doesn’t have enough seats or luxury boxes to meet the party’s criteria.Seattle also is not among the eight finalists to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Portland also passed on the convention last month.last_img read more

Explosive thrown at home of samesex couple no injuries

first_imgIf you have any information on this explosive attack, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after, they said, an explosive device was thrown into the Southwest Miami-Dade home of a same-sex couple, early Thursday.Windows shattered and neighbors were left stunned after, investigators said, someone tossed the unknown type of device at the home, near Southwest 282nd Street and 133rd Place, just before 1:45 a.m.Police said the detonation caused debris to fall on the neighboring home and caused structural damage to the victims’ residence.“By my experience in the military, I know about what an explosion or something like that sounds like,” said area resident Terrance James.No one was home at the time, and no one was hurt.Investigators said the motive is unknown at this time, but the homeowners believe this may have been a hate crime because the homeowners are a gay couple.In a press release, Miami-Dade Police said they are conducting an arson investigation in conjunction with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. last_img read more

Settlement reached over Seward coal facility dispute

first_imgThe Alaska Railroad and Aurora Energy have agreed to an out-of-court settlement in a dispute involving a water permit. More than a year ago, a federal court sided with the Sierra Club and Alaska Community Action on Toxics in a suit against Aurora and the railroad, alleging that Aurora’s coal loading facility in Seward spilled coal into Resurrection Bay.Download AudioPlaintiffs complained that Aurora was violating the Clean Water Act, because the coal-loading company’s general stormwater permit did not allow coal debris to be dropped into the water.Aurora and the railroad had petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court this year to hear an appeal of the lower court’s decision, but the high court refused.Late Tuesday, all parties involved in the 6-year-old lawsuit agreed to a settlement.The settlement requires the railroad and Aurora Energy to make improvements to the Seward coal-loading facility and pay $10,000 to the Kachemak Land Trust for an environmental projectBill O’Leary, CEO of Alaska Railroad, says the railroad has invested over a million dollars in improvements to the Seward facility over the years, and is committed to environmental stewardship in it’s operations. He says the $10,000 is not a fine. O’Leary says he’s looking forward to future export operations in Seward under an anticipated new permit.Speaking for Aurora Energy, Lorali Simon says that the facility has been operating legally under a state of Alaska compliance order, while awaiting further permitting. Aurora applied for a different type of permit regulating spilled coal early this year. Simon says the settlement does not change operations at the Seward facility.The original lawsuit was filed in December 2009. The settlement essentially closes the door on further court action.last_img read more

Appeals Court Hears Arguments Over President Trumps Travel Ban

first_img Share Jason RedmondPeople protest outside as the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals prepares to hear arguments on President Trump’s revised travel ban in Seattle on Monday.At a Seattle courtroom on Monday, in the latest battle in the legal war over President Trump’s currently suspended travel ban, lawyers and judges pushed and pulled on the swirling questions over Trump’s intentions and the legal limits on executive power.A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments from lawyers for the U.S. government and the state of Hawaii over the executive order that would block travelers from six majority-Muslim countries.The arguments were carried live on some cable news channels. As the debate unfolded, supporters of immigrants and refugees rallied outside the Seattle courthouse, chanting and carrying “No Ban, No Wall” signs, The Associated Press reports.Lawyer for Hawaii: “this is unprecedented.” A president is establishing a disfavored religion, Islam, with “real consequences”— Joel Rose (@NPRJoel) May 15, 2017There are multiple lawsuits pending against the order; 13 judges with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard arguments over a different suit against the order.In Seattle, the three judges — all appointed by Bill Clinton — threw questions at acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall, representing the federal government, and at Neal Katyal, himself a former acting solicitor general who is now representing Hawaii.Judge Richard Paez asked Wall what separates Trump’s executive order from the World War II-era mass imprisonment of Japanese-Americans, which was also initiated by an executive order from President Roosevelt and justified on national security grounds.That executive order was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court at the time. It’s now nearly universally recognized as being unconstitutional and profoundly unjust, born of “race prejudice, war hysteria and a failure of political leadership,” as a congressional apology put it.Wall said that internment then, and the travel ban now, are absolutely different — and that he wouldn’t be defending the executive order otherwise. But he also said he hasn’t read the text of Roosevelt’s order.The justices also pushed Wall on whether President Trump has ever disavowed his campaign statements about a “Muslim ban” — statements that have loomed large in the legal conflicts over this executive order (which is a revised version of an earlier, chaos-inducing order that referenced religion.)Wall said the president has clarified his remarks.Katyal, when it was his turn to speak, said Wall “could not actually point to any disavowal” because “there is no such statement.”The judges on the panel pressed Katyal about arguments he had made before the court back when he was responsible for representing the federal government. They pointed out that he argued the president has broad authority when it comes to immigration.“Katyal said he stands by those arguments, but that doesn’t mean the president’s authority is unbounded,” the AP reports.“In closing, both lawyers say the case has big implications for future POTUS decisions — but disagree on what those are,” reports NPR’s Joel Rose, who was in the courtroom.It’s not clear when the judges will rule. It’s widely expected that one of the pending lawsuits will, eventually, be appealed to the Supreme Court.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Cardinals Blank Florida State 110 Clinch ACC Tournament Top Seed

first_img Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster PDF Box Score LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The seventh-ranked Louisville baseball team closed out the regular season in style with an 11-0 shutout victory over No. 17 Florida State on Saturday at Jim Patterson Stadium. Meanwhile on the mound, Bobby Miller (5-1) was in total command. The sophomore punched out two in the first, second and fourth innings and retired nine of the final 10 batters he faced on the afternoon. Miller tossed six shutout innings, allowing just two hits and striking out eight. After Miller exited, the trio of Bryan Hoeing, Michael Kirian and Michael McAvene sat down the final nine hitters of the game in order to close out the final victory of the regular season. UofL went back to work in the second plating a pair of runs, including a Jake Snider RBI single. The Cardinals then added a run in the third and another in the fourth to open up an 8-0 advantage after four innings. RSN/ACC Network Extra Oriente and Snider each had three hits on the day as the top five in the Louisville order combined to go 11-for-19 at the plate. Binelas, Dunn and Justin Lavey each had multi-hit games as well. Print Friendly Version The ACC Tournament will be played May 21-26 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C. As the one seed, the Cardinals will be paired with eighth-seeded Clemson and 12th-seeded Boston College. The days and times will be announced on Sunday. Next Game: vs. Boston College 5/22/2019 | 11:00 AM The Cardinals wrap up the regular season at 43-13 overall and 21-9 in the Atlantic Coast Conference and will be the No. 1 seed at next week’s ACC Tournament. This marks the third time Louisville has finished with the ACC’s best record, doing so in 2016 and 2017 as well.center_img The offense tacked on two more runs in the sixth to push the Cardinals into double figures for the 21st time on the season and added one more for good measure in the eighth. Story Links Lucas Dunn and Logan Wyatt drew first inning walks and Alex Binelas singled to right field to plate the day’s first run. Danny Oriente followed with a single of his own to left, and the throw from the outfield got away allowing Wyatt to head home. Zach Britton cashed in another run with a groundout and Henry Davis capped a four-run first inning with a run-scoring single back through the middle. Video Highlights Photo Gallery Live Stats As was the case in Thursday’s series opener, the Cardinals jumped on the board early and often on Saturday. Previewlast_img read more

The End is Nigh Robot Learns to Mimic Human Behavior

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. If imitation is the highest form of flattering, the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab team should be blushing.Researchers at UC Berkeley have taught an android to mimic human skills, advancing machines another step toward global domination.Learning a new skill by observing others is a “key part” of intelligence in humans and animals, the BAIR blog said.AdChoices广告“Such a capability would make it dramatically easier for us to communicate new goals to robots,” according to undergrad Tianhe Yu and PhD student Chelsea Finn. “We could simply show robots what we want them to do, rather than teleoperating the robot or engineering a reward function.”Imitation learning of vision-based skills usually requires hundreds of expert demonstrations before a bot can complete a given task. Add to that the burden of engineering, and you may as well call it a day.But BAIR scientists aren’t giving up that easily.“Our approach is to combine meta-learning with imitation learning to enable one-shot imitation learning.”(Yeah, I don’t know what that means, either.)As described by Finn and Yu, the “core idea” is that, when provided with a single demonstration of  particular task—like maneuvering a certain object—the robot can quickly identify the assignment and successfully solve it under different circumstances.Say, for example, someone placed a pot of Play-Doh into a blue bowl. The watching cyborg  quickly gauges the situation, then picks up the cup and drops it into the blue bowl.“If we want a physical robot to … emulate humans and manipulate a variety of novel objects, we need to develop a new system that can learn to learn from demonstrations in the form of videos using a dataset that can be practically collected in the real world,” the team said.Now that they’ve taught a machine to negotiate items by watching a single video, a natural next step, Yu and Finn wrote, is to scale up.Soon, cyborgs may be able to use various tools or play assorted sports.“We hope that these models will be able to achieve broader generalization, allowing robots to quickly develop strategies for new situations,” the blog said.center_img Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesYou Can’t Squish This Cockroach-Inspired Robot last_img read more

Awardwinning restaurant ZUMA will bring its conte

first_imgAward-winning restaurant ZUMA will bring its contemporary Japanese cuisine to Anantara Layan Phuket Resort in Thailand – the first ever ZUMA pop-up in Asia.This unique dining experience, running from 15 December until mid February next year over the international festive season, will offer diners a chance to enjoy dining ZUMA style, with the Andaman Sea as a backdrop.Menu highlights will include a selection of ZUMA’s favourite signature dishes such as spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, red chilli and sweet soy; miso marinated black cod wrapped in hoba leaf and sliced yellowtail with chilli relish, ponzu and pickled garlic. A wide range of grilled dishes from the Japanese robata will also feature at the pop-up, alongside sushi and sashimi, all available for both Anantara guests and outside diners.Hong Kong-based award-winning Bar Development Manager Arkadiusz Rybak will be heading up the bar team implementing ZUMA’s classic cocktails including the Smoked Japanese Whisky Sour, Zumanuka and Raspberry and Passionfruit Martini.Anantara Layan Phuket Resort is situated on the northwest coast of Phuket in an intimate and unspoilt corner of the island. The resort features a selection of other wining and dining options including the hillside signature restaurant Dee Plee serving authentic Thai cuisine, and Anantara’s signature Dining by Design offering individually tailored dining experiences. Guests can indulge in luxurious spa journeys at the resort’s Anantara Spa, and the more active can take Muay Thai boxing lessons or enjoy kayaking and other non-motorised water sports from Layan Beach.Just launched are The Residences by Anantara, 15 luxurious sea view residences offering the ultimate in opulent indulgence complete with on-call butler services. The Residences are offered for holiday bookings by families or groups.ZUMA can be found in 10 locations globally, including Bangkok, London, Dubai, Miami and Hong Kong.last_img read more

The culturally acclaimed Tjungu Festival is return

first_imgThe culturally acclaimed Tjungu Festival is returning to Ayers Rock Resort on 22-25 April 2017. In its fourth year, the event celebrates the best of Australian Indigenous culture featuring music, dance, film, fashion, food, sport and more. Tjungu (pronounced tjoo-ngoo) means meeting together in local Anangu language.“The Tjungu Festival has been a stand-out success since its debut in 2014, showcasing diverse elements of Indigenous culture – both traditional and contemporary. Ayers Rock Resort is renowned for offering exceptional Indigenous Tourism experiences for guests and the Tjungu Festival takes this to an even higher level. Some of our best loved artists and ambassadors are returning this year, as well as even more local Anangu performers,” said Andrew Williams, CEO of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia.Highlights of the four-day festival include an Indigenous Fashion Parade featuring top Indigenous model Samantha Harris, and celebrity chef Mark Olive will return to present an exclusive “Tastes of Tjungu” dining experience under the stars with a contemporary bush foods-inspired menu and Master Class. A host of musicians are set to perform including soul and country rock singer Johanna Campbell, backed by the Wakyal Benguith Band; youth drumming group Drum Atweme; the Pukatja Street reggae band; soulful Central Australian singer Catherine Satour, and Rrawun Marymuru from East Journey.The event includes a local Anangu welcome to country with Inma dance, Putitja cultural dance performances and the popular Tjungu Film Festival. Festival-goers will also enjoy cultural markets and stalls featuring Indigenous-inspired food, fashion, art and lifestyle products, as well as the fourth annual Tjungu Cup – softball and AFL matches featuring local teams, supported by AFL hero and Indigenous rights ambassador Nicky Winmar.Williams added: “The Tjungu Festival provides a platform for some of Australia’s most exciting new Indigenous artists, designers and producers. In addition this year we are delighted to introduce the SHINE Emerging Artist Programme, a music mentoring masterclass for one of the up-and-coming musicians performing at the festival.” This year’s recipient of the SHINE Emerging Artist Programme will be Anangu man and Co-MC of the Tjungu Festival, Pascoe Braun, who will be mentored by outback country favourite Warren H Williams.Click through image credit: Tourism NTlast_img read more

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