The statesman

first_imgNarendra Modi never ceases to surprise. He surprised everyone, probably including himself, by sweeping the 2019 elections. The brutal victory evoked fears of Armageddon and critics saw Modi 2.0 as confirmation of the proclamation of a Hindu Rashtra. But these have since been found to be grossly exaggerated. The massive victory seems to have done some magic as Modi in his second term has behaved more like a statesman than anything else that has been conjured up of him. Also Read – A special kind of bondHis address to members before the commencement of the first day of proceedings of the newly-elected Lok Sabha was a star performance, especially his gesture of reaching out to the opposition in the interest of legislating for fulfilling the aspirations of ‘130 crore Indians’. “When we come to Parliament, we should forget paksh (treasury) and vipaksh (opposition). We should think about issues with a nishpaksh (impartial) spirit and work in the larger interest of the nation,” the Prime Minister said. That was more statesman-like than Modi has ever been known for. Also Read – Insider threat managementSimilarly, his emphasis on the constructive role of the opposition, even in its truncated form, is a refreshing change. “The opposition need not bother about their numbers. I hope they speak actively and participate in the proceedings of the House with gusto,” Modi said. One hopes the new Speaker takes note and extends the courtesy to the leader of the opposition. Ever since he was swept to power on the wave of what he claimed to be India’s first ‘pro-incumbency wave’, Modi has been maintaining that it was important for the NDA to listen to the opposition ‘even if the opposition had just one member’. Modi even reminded the opposition of its duty to constructively oppose the government. After winning his second mandate, the Prime Minister used typical symbolism to pick Kerala’s temple town of Guruvayur for his first public meeting, where he delivered a clear message on his government’s policy of inclusiveness. He told an enthusiastic crowd of BJP supporters that he opted to hold his first public meeting in Kerala, although the state did not send a single BJP representative to the Lok Sabha. “Some people must be wondering what kind of a man this Modi is, coming first to a state which refused to elect a single BJP candidate,” the Prime Minister said in a speech at a school ground near the famous Sri Krishna temple at Guruvayur, where he offered prayers. Modi said his government belonged to 130 crore Indians and not just the people who voted BJP back to power. He also complimented the people of Kerala for participating in the great national festival of democracy. He said he considered the people of Kerala in the same way as he considered the people of Varanasi. This was in sharp contrast to what Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on the same day at a place not far off from where Modi was speaking. In Wayanad for a thanks-giving visit for electing him convincingly while his supposed family burrow of Amethi rejected him, Rahul continued to attack Modi and reiterated his charge that the prime minister was a liar. Rahul’s diatribe appeared to be completely out of sync with Modi’s approach, which was anchored on moderation and conciliation. The same symbolism was on show when Modi first entered the central hall of Parliament House for his second term as he bowed down ritualistically before the Constitution, which his government had been accused during the election campaign and the period leading up to that of systematically subverting. This phase was marked by an orchestrated campaign against Modi’s alleged disregard for the constitution and its institutions, which prompted the prime minister to complain against what he derisively described as the ‘Khan Market Gang’. Later in his address to the new batch of MPs, he asked the NDA members not to discriminate against anyone and win the trust of minorities, who he said had been cheated by the Opposition for generations and now it is time to win them over. He pointed out that the minorities have been made to live in an ‘imaginary fear’ all this while and the ruling front MPs have to break this ‘deception’. He said they should take everyone along, including those who have not voted for the ruling alliance and have been its trenchant critics. Down and out in the Modi tsunami, the opposition parties by and large seem to have reconciled themselves to the new reality. But the ‘Khan Market Gang’ is persisting with its ways, running down the verdict of the people and igniting passions. Some of the writings by the so-called members of the gang deserve unequivocal condemnation. An article carried by a news portal captioned ‘Being Muslim in New India is an inherently existential struggle subsumed as a community is under an emergent Hindu nation’, authored by a Muslim, provides a good sampling of the attempts to create the fear psychosis that Modi referred to in his speech. The highly provocative article surmises that the 2019 election results have one clear message: ‘a New India is here and it is a Hindu Rashtra’. It argues that it is too simplistic to give credit for the BJP’s massive mandate to the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo and claims that the credit should go to over 180 years of sustained efforts of ‘Sangh Parivar reformists’. “However, out of all that is being spoken about in this victory — Shah, Modi, New India, and a Hindu nation — the Muslims of the country are left with a question: Where are we in all this?” Whether it is the result of an oversight by the editors of the portal or a deliberate attempt to ignite passions, it is a fit case for the Press Council of India to take up. (The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Weather Network forecasts mild dry fall in store for most of Canada

first_imgTORONTO ONTARIO, – One of Canada’s most high-profile forecasters is projecting comparatively mild temperatures and dry conditions for much of Canada this coming fall.The Weather Network says temperatures are expected to be near or above seasonal norms from coast to coast, with only momentary flashes of prospective winter conditions.Chief Meteorologist Chris Scott says the outlook is similar for precipitation.Most regions are on course to receive rainfall in line with seasonal averages.The one exception is the East Coast, which Scott says is likely to experience some fallout from an unusually active Atlantic hurricane season.The network says Canadians fresh from summer conditions that have deviated from the norm in many cases can now ease into a “quintessentially Canadian” autumn.“We think that this fall will have its share of ups and downs, as is normal, but there will be a few more ups than downs,” Scott said in a telephone interview.This especially holds true for those who prefer a dose of summer mixed in with transitional fall temperatures, Scott said, adding milder conditions are expected to prevail across most of the country.This will be particularly pronounced in Western Canada, which Scott said is just cooling down from an unusually warm past few months.He said fall temperatures are expected to exceed seasonal norms in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, western Manitoba, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.Areas further east, including Ontario and Quebec, have already experienced previews of fall weather in recent weeks thanks to some unseasonable dips in temperature, but Scott said those regions, too, will see overall warmer weather, forecasting an unusual number of pleasant days in October especially.Southwesterly air approaching the Atlantic provinces is expected to keep temperatures in check slightly above the normal range, Scott said, but added the area should brace for wetter conditions than the rest of the country.“We’ve had such a busy Atlantic hurricane season,” he said. “There may be some remnants of storms, or at least moisture from those storms, that gets pulled up and gives us above-normal precipitation for the next few months.”Central provinces will see close to average precipitation, with heavier individual rainfall balanced out by a higher proportion of rain-free, pleasant days, he said.Such conditions will come as a relief to stretches of Ontario and Quebec, which shivered through unseasonably cool and wet summer months.Scott said dry conditions that characterized the summer across the southern Prairies and southeast interior of British Columbia are expected to carry over into the autumn, with rainfall levels expected to be below seasonal averages.The B.C. coast, however, can expect typical rainfall patterns, which Scott said may come as a relief to an area ravaged by wildfires in recent months.Scott said winter conditions will likely settle in nationwide around mid-November, adding colder temperatures are expected to prevail across a large swath of the country for the latter part of the year.— With files from Maija Kapplerlast_img read more

Gwyneth Paltrow Hosts In goop Health Wellness Summit In Los Angeles

first_img An In goop Health retail hall, including a wellness pharmacy, an athleisure shop, a clean-beauty apothecary, and exclusive goop collaborations, such as a nontoxic polish by goop x Côte Nails. The hall also featured an installation from ecologically sensitive electric car company Karma Automotive, the official auto partner of In goop Health. A concluding party with cocktails by Ketel One Botanical, a 100% non-GMO vodka infused with natural essences. goop, the modern lifestyle brand founded and helmed by Gwyneth Paltrow, hosted the third installment of its popular wellness summit, In goop Health.GWYNETH PALTROW HOSTS IN GOOP HEALTH WELLNESS SUMMITThe consistently sold-out summit featured thought-provoking discussions with leading voices in the wellness space and showcased bespoke activations that spoke to our emotional and physical health.The summit featured: A full day of issue-focused panels with leading doctors, scientists, entrepreneurs, and boundary-pushing celebrities. Highlights included:Intimate fireside chats conducted by Paltrow with creatives such as Meg Ryan and Janet Mock;- A discussion on the cannabis industry with innovative scientists and entrepreneurs, moderated by actress Lake Bell and presented by MedMen. Goop also curated a selection of cannabis-adjacent products at MedMen’s new Abbott Kinney location, which opened today;- An exploration on intuition, creativity, and unlocking your potential led by author and poet Cleo Wade;- Inspired by The Sex Issue and The Post-Natal Depletion Cure – new releases from goop’s book imprint – a Tantra and polarity session with Michaela Boehm, and a Q & A with Loom’s Erica Chidi Cohen and Dr. Oscar Serrallach presented by Munchkin;- A Q & A with leading female entrepreneurs on “Career Health”- A breakout session on plant nutrition, moderated by actress Mena Suvari with Kelly Leveque and Keri Glassman and presented by Bolthouse Farms Plant Protein Milk;- Discussions on the autoimmune spectrum, longevity and health span, where scientists and doctors explained the art of maintaining, and even optimizing, your health at every age. Health-driven food options from top vendors, chefs and food purveyors, including Moon Juice, Gracias Madre, Café Gratitude, Methodology, Kye’s, P.Y.T., Blue Bottle Coffee, Four Sigmatic, Kreation, Dream Pops, Wanderlust Creamery and pizza with activated charcoal crust from Jewel. The VIP lunch was hosted by Jessica Koslow of Sqirl. Wellness experiences including facial stations and master classes by Tata Harper, Shiva Rose, Herbivore Botanicals, May Lindstrom, Anastasia Achilleos, Cyrohealth and Annee de Mamiel, and a LED eye mask station by Dennis Gross. The popular no-makeup makeup station by Glamsquad, and B12 shots from the Hydration Room were also back by popular demand. Complimentary limited-edition slides by vegan shoe company, Native Shoes, were provided to all guests upon entrance. Personalized sessions including scent blending with natural perfumer Douglas Little, human design with Lynette Hagins, life-path readings with Susan Grau, numerology by Josh Siegel, Akashic Record readings by Amor Luz, pulse readings by Martha Soffer of Surya Spa, tarot card readings from Angie Banicki, crystal readings with Kiki Matoba-Smith, Reiki classes with Kelsey Patel, breathwork with Ashley Neese, meditation with Light Watkins, chakra cleansing and psychic readings by Deganit Nuur of Nuurvana, manifestation workshops with Suzannah Galland, aerial yoga with Lululemon, and more. A gift bag stocked with goop-approved beauty, fashion and wellness products, including Tru Niagen, Rent the Runway, The Organic Pharmacy, Naturopathica, May Lindstrom and Olio E Osso. A Wellness Weekender package, which included a two-night stay at Hotel Casa del Mar, exclusive fitness classes, and an invite to a cocktail party the night before the summit. An “eat ugly” produce wall created by Imperfect Produce, which fights food waste by salvaging unclaimed goods directly from farmers. 20% of fruits and vegetables never make it off the farm due to cosmetic reasons alone. All produce from the welcome wall will be donated to LA Compost and reused as a resource for our ecosystems.In collaboration with Mother Denim, goop staff wore “goopfellas” tees, which were also available in the goop Hall for guests to purchase.In goop Health took place at 3Labs in Culver City, with additional events held at Shutters on the Beach, the official hotel partner of In goop Health.last_img read more

Spokesman Iran to break stockpile limit set by nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran — A spokesman for Iran’s atomic agency says the country will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days.Behrouz Kamalvandi made the comment in a news conference carried live on Iranian state television on Monday.He spoke to local journalists at Iran’s Arak heavy water facility.His comments come in the wake of suspected attacks on oil tankers last week in the region that Washington has blamed on Iran and amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America for the nuclear deal.Kamalvandi acknowledged that the country already quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium.The Associated Press

IGP makes startling revelations on President before PSC

He had later found out that the President had said not to invite him. (Colombo Gazette) IP Nishantha is the lead investigator in several key cases including the case on the abduction of 11 Tamil youth.The IGP also said that he had not been invited for Security Council meetings since last October. The IGP also said that the President did not want him to attend the National Security Council meetings since last October. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara made some startling revelations on President Maithripala Sirisena before the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks today.He alleged that he was under pressure from President Maithripala Sirisena to transfer a key investigator of the Criminal Investigations Department. Responding to questions posed by the PSC, the IGP said that the President had put him under pressure to transfer IP Nishantha who is attached to the Criminal Investigations Department. read more

Woods signs deal for exclusive content on global GOLFTV

NEW YORK — Tiger Woods has signed a deal with Discovery, Inc., that will offer behind-the-scenes access on GOLFTV, the PGA Tour’s new global streaming partner.Terms of the deal were not announced.GOLFTV is the brand name for Discovery’s on-demand video streaming service that starts next year. It plans to collaborate with Woods on wide range of programming designed to give viewers a closer look into Woods’ practice routines, life on the tour and some instruction.“I want to talk to golf fans and golfers everywhere, directly, and straight from me,” Woods said. “That’s important to me, talking about what we care about. What’s happening on the course, how to play better, how can I shoot lower scores tomorrow, how can I beat my friends?”The content will be owned exclusively by GOLFTV globally, including in the United States, where Discovery can still develop a distribution strategy.GOLFTV will be available in January except in the United States, South Korea and China, offering content such as featured holes and feature groups. Full PGA Tour coverage will be available around the world at different times through 2024.Discovery, which has networks including Discovery and Animal Planet, agreed to a $2 billion deal with the PGA Tour in June to deliver golf content directly to consumers in 220 markets outside the United States over the next 12 years.___More AP golf: and Associated Press read more

Jean Michael Seri wins Premier League Goal of the Month

first_imgFulham midfielder Jean Michael Seri has been awarded the Premier League’s Goal of the Month award for AugustThe Ivory Coast international turned down interest from Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in favour of a surprise move to the newly-promoted Fulham this summer for a fee in the region of £25m.Seri has since started all four of the Cottagers’ Premier League fixtures and has impressed with his quick adaption to English football.Now the Premier League have announced that Seri’s world-class hit against Burnley on August 26 has been voted as the Goal of the Month.The 27-year-old hit a clean long-range effort home to help Fulham secure their first win of the season.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“It was the distance, the unexpected decision to shoot, but also the trajectory of the shot,” said former Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer on the league website.“The ball started off at an angle so far outside of the far post that the goalkeeper was always scrambling to make up ground.“Add the curl, the angle of the ball and the sheer ferocity of the strike; the minute the ball left his boot there was only one place it was going to go.”Seri is currently on international duty with the Ivory Coast.last_img read more

No surprise annual audits monthly reports says former NHIB Chair

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #magneticmedianews #tcinhip  #drexwellseymour Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 28, 2016 – The National Health Insurance Board’s money woes should not be a surprise because the Health plan is audited annually and the Permanent Secretaries of Health and Finance sit in on meetings and are presented information to help their ministers make high level decisions and to be acquainted with what is or is not happening at NHIP.This information comes from former Chairman and HLB Owner and CPA, Drexwell Seymour who responded to questions from Magnetic Media after the bombshell news that the Health Insurance plan is bleeding funds to the tune of $6.1 million and needs an urgent $2 million bail out to save the plan from crashing.Seymour said PriceWaterhouseCoopers(PWC) conducts those audits and that the Board has managed to drastically reduce what government was spending on medical care from $40 million annually on locals only before the NHIP was established to now, $13 million dollars per year for locals and work permit holders.Seymour said monthly accounts are submitted and that Government should perhaps consider giving the NHIB more money to manage medical care as there is a shortfall or not enough money to take care of the health care demands.  You can read an article on the state of the NHIP from Drexwell Seymour’s perspective at his Facebook page.Magnetic Media’s report on Friday caused outrage among many residents who questioned leadership following news from a post Cabinet statement which called for a review of NHIB and said that Cabinet was surprised at the financial predicament of the social health care plan. Related Items:#drexwellseymour, #magneticmedianews, #tcinhipcenter_img PDM Administration announces budget increase for primary health care, goal to reduce overseas medical bills Recommended for youlast_img read more

Texas Foodies Will Soon Be Able To Enjoy Locally Sourced Jamón Ibérico

first_img Share Pravdaverita/Wikimedia Commons Texas is making its mark on swine dining.Acornseekers, a farm just west of Flatonia, is home to nearly 700 pure ibérico pigs – a black-hooved breed from a Spanish bloodline that can be traced back to before Roman times. Famous for their acorn-centric diet, the purebred ibérico pigs are responsible for the pork delicacy jamón ibérico.Chuck Blount, a food columnist with the San Antonio Express-News, says that the first ibérico pigs arrived from overseas about four years ago, after disease in Spain had devastating effects on both the pigs and the region’s acorn-producing trees. Imports from Spain stopped and Texas, where live oak trees produce the acorns the pigs like, was chosen as a new home for the livestock.Thus, American-produced “Ibericus” pork was born.The high-end nature of the product may create some barriers, but Blount says Acornseekers is working to create a market for the Spanish delicacy here in the U.S.“What they’re starting out with is they know that they have a high-end product,” Blount says. “They know that some of the restaurants probably can’t afford to keep that kind of meat in their supply, but they have done a good job of getting the word out.”last_img read more

Harvey Close Calls Building A Third Reservoir

first_imgFlorian MartinPhilip Bedient, director of SSPEED CenterMany local officials and experts agree– in order to reduce the impact of another major flood– a third reservoir must be built.There are currently two, both on the west side:  the Addicks and the Barker. Phil Bedient is the head of the urban flooding and infrastructure program at Rice University.“The only real hope we’ve got is to put a third reservoir up into the Katy prairie area,” he said. “There’s a couple of plans out there to evaluate where they add a reservoir to protect additional floods from feeding into Addicks.”Bedient said he’s optimistic that Hurricane Harvey is providing the momentum for the county and city to push for construction quickly,  compared to what happened after big floods in the past. “And I do believe we are at a turning point,” Bedient said. “Even more so than post Allison.”But he said it comes down to who will pay for it.Harris County Judge Ed Emmett suggests the state. “It would cost about 5 percent of that rainy day fund for the state of Texas to just write a check and do it,” he said. Both Emmett and Bedient agree that building a third reservoir is just one piece of many projects that might mitigate flooding. Share Listen X 00:00 /01:06 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Chess was once treated as the violent video game of the 1800s

first_imgWe live in a world with very strange, contradictory hangups. Nudity and curse words are mostly taboo on regular television, but extreme violence and murder is totally fine. When a video game is violent, on the other hand, it’s commonly portrayed as the harbinger of our society’s downfall by way of corrupting our youth. Yes, even though our youth can turn the television onto any channel and witness acts of violence much worse than most of the things for which video games are blamed. Savvy people realize that video games are simply the most unknown entity (because it’s the newest) in the realm of media, so they become the target of uninformed people. As video games grow in popularity and become the media norm to the general public (thanks, smartphone games), something else will take their place. This cycle has happened in the past, and it happened with one of the most harmless activities: playing chess.A grisly scene from Resident Evil 4 that we’re pretty sure your kid never emulated on the playground.Chess is normally reserved for the stereotypical comic relief dorky kid in high school drama movies, or sophisticated adults that play against supercomputers while wearing tweed jackets with elbow patches. Back in 1859, the media portrayed chess in a similar way that it portrays the violent video games of today: a bad influence on children. The insight comes from a book titled Bad For You: Exposing the War on Fun, where it’s discussed that panic regarding the hot new children hobby usually passes in waves from one pastime to the next. It takes a while, of course, because new, lasting pastimes need to be invented before they can garner everyone’s focus. Chess was the target over 155 years ago, and video games have only really been in the mainstream public’s eye since Nintendo put them in our homes 31 years ago. It takes a while to pass.A Scientific American article from 1859 suggests chess was an “adder’s nest” that ruined the mental focus of its players. To be fair, this is somewhat true, but it’s true for everything, from video games to your job — if you want to get better at something, you have to devote some portion of your mental energy to that end. Back then, chess was described as a time-waster that kept children from more beneficial pursuits. Now, as we all know, video games have taken up that mantle, whereas chess is lauded as a cerebral activity.People familiar with video games have always known that they don’t pose any higher threat than any other type of media when bringing up a child. However, it’s nice to see that harmless activities today have also been put through the wave of worry that video games still deal with; that means that, one day, we can stop rolling our eyes at news exposés wondering if the Xbox is a Sexbox.For more info on Bad for You, check out an interview with one of the authors.last_img read more

Microsoft warns free Windows 10 upgrades will end after that its 119

first_imgQuick, someone call the meteorologist that had her forecast interrupted by a Windows 10 nag screen! She’s running out of time to get that upgrade done.Microsoft published a blog post today trumpeting the total number of Windows 10 installs so far. The timing is no accident: presumably they did it now to counter a slew of recent articles claiming that the pace of upgrades had slowed to a crawl.Their response: Windows 10 is already running on 300 million devices, and those are all active devices. That apparently means they’ve all been used in the last 28 days, just in case you thought they might be padding their stats by including systems that had been updated and then shelved.They had one more message to deliver along with their figures: you’d better get your butt in gear if you want that free Windows 10 upgrade because the deadline is rapidly approaching. You’ve got until July 29. At least you have until July 29 as of right now.That’s the date Microsoft had set when they kicked off the program, but their language leaves the door open for an extension. While the blog post says “the free upgrade offer will end on July 29,” ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reached out for a comment from Microsoft and was told “the free upgrade promotion is currently slated to end on July 29.”The response has a very different ring to it, and it might make you think maybe… just maybe… Microsoft is playing the infomercial pitch man here. Creating a sense of urgency — and making people feel like they’re going to miss out on a really sweet deal — has been a popular marketing tactic for a long, long time. It’s that whole “call in the next 20 minutes because we can’t do this all day,” schtick.If they aren’t, well, then come July 30th you’ll have to pony up $119 to upgrade to Windows 10 Home.last_img read more

CostSaver now offering adventures in the Americas starting at 163day

first_imgTags: CostSaver, Mexico, Trafalgar Posted by CostSaver now offering adventures in the Americas starting at $163/day Share Travelweek Group center_img Friday, December 2, 2016 TORONTO — CostSaver, operated by Trafalgar, has announced that it is expanding its travel adventures to include the Americas, launching the brand new ‘USA, Canada & Mexico 2017’ program.Featuring both Regional Experiences and Panorama Tours styles of travel, the program showcases 14 different journeys throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico priced from $163 per day.“The response to the CostSaver Europe and Britain program has been wonderfully positive with our clients who love the value, ease and fun of our tours,” says Wolf Paunic, president of Trafalgar Canada. “For 2017, we are excited to launch our first ever CostSaver USA, Canada and Mexico program because we’ve listened to our guests who wanted Trafalgar to take them to new destinations and who know that with our itineraries everything is taken care of from hand-picked 3 and 4-star hotels and fantastic local meals, all at unbeatable prices.”Among the 14 value tours, clients have the chance to explore some of Mexico’s most memorable treasures on the eight-day ‘Mexico’s Great Copper Canyon’ priced from $235 per day, take in some of Canada’s most scenic views and plan their vacation to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday on the 10-day ‘Wonders of the Canadian Rockies’ journey through Lake Louise, Jasper, Victoria and Vancouver priced from $185 per day, explore the ‘Landscapes of Eastern Canada and USA’ priced from $173 per day, or discover ‘California and the Golden West’ on a 14-day journey.For the month of December, agents can earn $25 gift cards for each client they book on any CostSaver tour. Clients will also receive a special gift of a $50 optional excursion voucher when they book a CostSaver trip.For more details go to << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories The Arizona Cardinals may have their eyes set on a few veteran quarterbacks for the upcoming season but it’s starting to sound like they’ll have competition for their services.According to CSN Washington, the Washington Redskins have interest in two of the names that have been linked to the Cardinals over the last few months.Identify a starting quarterback—John Beck may be “the man” right now but the Redskins will at least look for competition for him when free agency opens up. Rex Grossman is likely to return and such players as Matt Hasselbeck, Vince Young, and Marc Bulger could be targeted. Every day that goes by with the lockout in place will make it more and more difficult for a quarterback brought in from the outside to take the starting job, at least early in the year.While Hasselbeck has never been a lock to find his way to the Valley, it has been believed that Marc Bulger was almost a foregone conclusion. With Washington’s interest and possibly a team like Miami, who’s looking for veteran competition for Chad Henne, interested in the former Rams starter what once was looked at as a cheap solution for the Cards could get pricey. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke The other interesting wrinkle is the fact that reports have suggested that Bulger is hesitant to move away from the east coast. The Redskins play just 75 minutes from Baltimore, where Bulger spent last season. If they make a similar offer to what the Cardinals might offer Bulger one would have to wonder if he’d opted to stay where he’s already comfortable.It’s just another interesting twist in the already mind numbing Arizona Cardinals quarterback drama. Can the lockout end already so they can make decision?last_img read more

The Doyle Collection the privately owned and mana

first_imgThe Doyle Collection, the privately owned and managed group of luxury hotels in Ireland, the UK and US, has embarked on a major redesign of The Bloomsbury, a 1928 Sir Edwin Lutyens, Grade-II listed building on Great Russell Street in London.Following the successful relaunch of The Kensington in 2016, The Bloomsbury redesign will be completed in November 2017. The hotel will be transformed following a multi-million-pound investment programme led by Bernie Gallagher, chairman of The Doyle Collection, in collaboration with Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.The transformation of The Bloomsbury has been a long-term focus for Gallagher, whose vision for the brand is to create a group of hotels at the forefront of cool design and product innovation with superb service, that are deeply rooted to their local area.Patrick King, CEO of The Doyle Collection comments: “Our aim for The Bloomsbury is to create a hotel that is a hub for the local area, offering guests a vibrant and fun place to come and stay, relax, meet and socialise. Having evaluated the kind of spaces that our customers like to use and live in, we are creating a hotel with a private club-like feel – informal yet luxurious, with the highest quality materials and design. As the Bloomsbury area continues its journey of redevelopment and rejuvenation, our hotel is poised to embrace and be part of these exciting changes within the cultural heart of London’s West End.”New designThe transformation will include the redesign of the public spaces of the Grade II-listed building, including a new reception area, guest lounge and stunning new bar, The Coral Room. The original entrance at the side of the property has been restored, incorporating a new glazed canopy to enhance the arrival experience. The original flight of Portland Stone steps leads guests into the new reception area, an intimate space which includes a beautiful Lutyens-inspired Living Room for the exclusive use of guests to relax and unwind. A colour palette of muted greens and pinks will be accented with an electric mix of furnishings, artwork and lighting.Mindful of the original Lutyens design and the building’s listed status, this bar area is being sensitively reimagined. The original panelled walls will be retained and given a high-gloss lacquer finish in vivid coral – a colour that Lutyens was fond of. A striking feature of the new interior will be the five bespoke Murano glass chandeliers which will be specially created for the space.The hotelThis refurbishment is the final chapter of the wider restoration of The Bloomsbury, following the very successful launches of the award-winning Dalloway Terrace and The Bloomsbury Club Bar, which were added to the property in 2016.Dalloway Terrace quickly became one of London’s most sought-after al fresco dining hotspots, serving brunch, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. The quintessentially English space, named after the eponymous character created by Virginia Woolf, is an indoor/outdoor restaurant, fully heated in winter, offering the peace and charm of a secluded garden.The Bloomsbury Club Bar, launched soon after, in the summer of 2016, brings old-school romance and the magic of a bygone era of glamour to the hotel. The bar has a members’ club feel and is furnished with leather armchairs, atmospheric lighting and mahogany panelling, taking inspiration from the lives of the famously hedonistic Bloomsbury Set. The bar leads on to the outdoor space; a twinkling grotto perfect for long summer evenings, while the drinks menu takes influence from the 1920s and 1930s, with a selection of original cocktails named after literary icons and their libertine lifestyle, such as: ‘Virginia Woolf’, ‘Leonard Woolf’ and ‘Vanessa Bell’.The Bloomsbury continues to embrace its literary heritage with its wood-panelled Seamus Heaney Library, an ideal event space filled with the work of the area’s former residents. To complement this unique facility, the hotel also has a Poet in Residence.Bloomsbury the boroughCoinciding with the refurbishment of the hotel, the Bloomsbury borough is itself experiencing a transformation, not seen since the heady days of ‘The Bloomsbury Set’ in the first half of the 20th century. This influential group of associated English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists, which included Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, E.M. Forster and Lytton Strachey, all lived, worked or studied together in Bloomsbury and were united by an abiding belief in the importance of the arts. Their works and outlook deeply influenced literature, aesthetics, criticism and economics. The new Bloomsbury crowd are still rooted to these literary and creative roots, with many companies such as Google taking root in the locale.A modern-day Bloomsbury set will emerge as access to the area rapidly increases with the arrival of Crossrail in 2018, making the journey to and from Heathrow and other parts of London even more accessible. The neighbouring British Museum will complete a refurbishment by the end of 2018, with plans to open three new galleries. However, what continues to make Bloomsbury such a timeless hidden London gem, is its elegant garden squares and streets lined with an eclectic selection of shops and boutiques. 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information was shared with the campaign and DNC and who in those organizations was aware of the roles of Fusion GPS and Steele One person close to the matter said the campaign and the DNC were not informed of Fusion GPS’ role by the law firmThe dossier has become a lightning rod amid the intensifying investigations into the Trump campaign’s possible connections to Russia Some congressional Republican leaders have spent months trying to discredit Fusion GPS and Steele and tried to determine the identity of the Democrat or organization that paid for itTrump tweeted as recently as Saturday that the Justice Department and FBI should "immediately release who paid for it"Elias and Fusion GPS declined to comment on the arrangementA DNC spokeswoman said "[Chairman] Tom Perez and the new leadership of the DNC were not involved in any decision-making regarding Fusion GPS nor were they aware that Perkins Coie was working with the organization But let’s be clear there is a serious federal investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia and the American public deserves to know what happened"Brian Fallon a former spokesman for the Clinton campaign said he wasn’t aware of the hiring during the campaign "The first I learned of Christopher Steele or saw any dossier was after the election" Fallon said "But if I had gotten handed it last fall I would have had no problem passing it along and urging reporters to look into it Opposition research happens on every campaign and here you had probably the most shadowy guy ever running for president and the FBI certainly has seen fit to look into it I probably would have volunteered to go to Europe myself to try and verify if it would have helped get more of this out there before the election"Some of the details are included in a Tuesday letter sent by Perkins Coie to a lawyer representing Fusion GPS telling the research firm that it was released from a client-confidentiality obligation The letter was prompted by a legal fight over a subpoena for Fusion GPS’ bank recordsPeople involved in the matter said that they would not disclose the dollar amounts paid to Fusion GPS but said that the campaign and the DNC shared the costSteele previously worked in Russia for British intelligence The dossier is a compilation of reports he prepared for Fusion The dossier alleged that the Russian government collected compromising information about Trump and the Kremlin was engaged in an active effort to assist his campaign for presidentUS intelligence agencies later released a public assessment which asserted that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to aid Trump The FBI has been investigating whether any Trump associates helped the Russians in that effortTrump has adamantly denied the allegations in the dossier and has dismissed the FBI probe as a witch huntFusion GPS’ work researching Trump began during the Republican presidential primaries when the GOP donor paid for the firm to investigate the real estate tycoon’s backgroundFusion GPS did not start off looking at Trump’s Russia ties but quickly realized that those relationships were extensive according to the people familiar with the matterWhen the Republican donor stopped paying for the research Elias acting on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC agreed to pay for the work to continueThe Democrats paid for research including by Fusion GPS because of concerns that little was known about Trump and his business interests according to the people familiar with the matterThese people said that it is standard practice for political campaigns to use law firms to hire outside researchers to ensure their work is protected by attorney-client and work-product privilegesThe Clinton campaign paid Perkins Coie $56 million in legal fees from June 2015 to December 2016 according to campaign finance records and the DNC paid the firm $36 million in "legal and compliance consulting” since Nov 2015 – though it’s impossible to tell from the filings how much 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