WASHINGTON – It would seem like a pretty good time to take over as chairman of the Federal Reserve.Jerome Powell has won Senate confirmation to head the U.S. central bank, inheriting an economy on a roll, a booming stock market and unemployment at a 17-year low.He will succeed Janet Yellen, the first woman to serve as Fed chairman, when her term ends on Feb. 3. The position is considered the government’s most power economic job.But while the immediate horizon appears clear, Powell faces the risk that today’s sturdy economy, low inflation and rising stock market could reverse course in the coming months or years, forcing him to come up with the right remedies.One of the biggest threats could come from inflation, which over the past six years has been extremely low. Some forecasters, however, worry that the days of benign inflation readings could be coming to an end, especially if tight labour markets lead to accelerating wage gains.There is also the concern that the stock market, which has been soaring to record highs, could get thrown into reverse if investors begin to worry about rising interest rates.Yellen and other Fed officials have emphasized that they hope to remain on a course of gradual rate hikes but they have warned that if inflation does start to accelerate, they may be forced to apply the brakes more forcefully by raising interest rates more quickly.That is the type of scenario that in the past has brought an end to economic recoveries. And this expansion is already the third longest in U.S. history. But for the moment, those threats remain just that — threats. In fact, some Fed officials are not convinced that inflation is on the verge of picking up steam and in fact, they have argued that the central bank may need to slow down rather than accelerate its rate hikes.That is the economic landscape that Powell inherits following his confirmation for the chairman’s job by a Senate vote of 84-13 on Tuesday.President Donald Trump tapped Powell for the job after deciding against offering Yellen a second four-year term as chair despite widespread praise for her performance since succeeding Ben Bernanke.Powell, 64, has served for 5 1/2 years on the Fed’s board. A lawyer and investment manager by training, he will be the first Fed leader in 40 years without an advanced degree in economics. Many expect him to follow Yellen’s cautious approach to interest rates.Powell, viewed as a centrist, enjoyed support from Republicans and Democrats.The 13 senators who voted against Powell’s nomination included four Republicans, eight Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who votes with the Democrats.One of the dissenters, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said she was concerned that Powell “will roll back critical rules that help guard against another financial crisis.”During the presidential race, Trump was critical of the role the Fed played in implementing the Dodd-Frank Act, the 2010 law that tightened banking regulations after the 2008 financial crisis. Trump and many Republicans in Congress contended that the stricter regulations were too burdensome for financial institutions and were a key reason why economic growth since the Great Recession ended in 2009 had been lacklustre.Powell has signalled that he favours ways to make bank regulations less onerous, especially for smaller community banks.Trump will be able to essentially remake the Fed’s board during his first two years in office. He has already filled the key post of vice chairman for regulation with Randal Quarles. The president has also nominated Marvin Goodfriend, a conservative economist, for another vacancy on the board.In addition, he can fill three more vacancies on the seven-member board, including the key spot of Fed vice chairman, which has been vacant since Stanley Fischer left in October.All told, the vacancies will have given Trump the ability to fill six of the seven board positions with his own choices. Lael Brainard will remain the lone board member not to have been chosen by Trump.Powell, known as a collegial consensus-builder, could help serve as a steadying force for the U.S. economy as well as a unifying figure among the central bank’s policymakers. As a Fed governor, Powell has never dissented from a central bank decision.Educated at Princeton University with a law degree from Georgetown, Powell, known as Jay, spent many years in investment management — at Dillon Read and then at the Carlyle Group. His work there made him one of the wealthiest figures to serve on the Fed board: His most recent financial disclosure form places his wealth at between $19.7 million and $55 million. And based on how government disclosures are drafted, his wealth may actually be closer to $100 million.___Associated Press Business Writer Marcy Gordon contributed to this report.
Casablanca – In January 2017, overseas visitor arrivals at border posts increased by 10% relative to the same period of the previous year. Foreign tourists and Moroccans living abroad arrivals jumped by 13% and 7% year-on-year respectively.Visits from main EU markets were higher than January 2016: +13% for Spain, +8% for Germany and the Netherlands and +6% for France and Belgium. Furthermore, figures from the other markets show very encouraging signs: +1350% for China, +29% for the U.S., +41% for South Korea, +84% for Russia and +55% for Japan.Total visitor arrivals at border posts grew from January 2010 to January 2017 at a CAGR of 2.2% thanks to both foreign tourists arrivals which increased by a CAGR of 3.4%, and Moroccans living abroad arrivals which rose by a CAGR of 3% in the same period.As far as overnight stays are concerned, they leaped by 11% driven by a 21% increase in overnight stays by non-resident tourists which counterbalanced an 8% plunge in overnights stays by resident tourists.The cities of Agadir, Casablanca and Marrakech accounted for 72% of total overnights stays in January.Agadir, Casablanca and Marrakech overnight stays increased by 20%, 7% and 6% respectively.Both Fes and Tangier overnight stays soared by 27% in the same period. Henceforth, occupancy rate rose by 2pts to 34%.For the period 2010-2017, overnight stays by non-resident tourists increased by a CAGR of 1.7%. Occupancy rate stood at 34% in 2010 as well.Regarding travel receipts, they also rose by 2.9% to stand at MAD 4 billion.
“The health sector stands to benefit greatly from the use of ICTs and ICT applications, for example through the more efficient delivery of health-care services and the provision of health information to the general public,” the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) said in its 2010 report.“Given the soaring use of mobile technologies worldwide, m-health [medical and public-health practices supported by mobile devices] holds huge promise for improving the delivery of health services to an increasing share of the world’s population,” according to ITU’s World Telecommunication/ICT Development report 2010.The report recognizes that funding remains the major constraint to the spread of e-health and urges Governments to seek alternative funding sources, such as donor or private funds, as well as public-private partnerships, to complement public funding.Access to ICT within education institutions provides students with new resources and teaching tools, allowing them to acquire the skills required for the information society, the report says. Information technology also improved education administrative processes and supported teacher-training, according to the report, which was released at the ITU’s World Telecommunication Development Conference under way in Hyderabad, India.“Outside school hours, connected schools can provide access to ICTs for the community, including marginalized groups,” the report notes.The report provides a mid-term review of the progress made in creating a global information society by 2015, a commitment that governments agreed upon at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which took place in Geneva in 2003 and in Tunis in 2005.The number of Internet users has more than doubled since 2003, with more than 25 per cent of the world’s population using the Internet, Sami Al Basheer Al Morshid, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau said in the report.In developing countries, however, the percentage of homes with access to the Internet is as low as 12 per cent, he added. ITU urges countries where home Internet access is low to invest in public Internet access points. The agency notes that many governments are actively promoting public access and some are turning libraries, museums and post offices into Internet cafés.The report makes three main recommendations on the policies and measures needed to help achieve the targets of creating a global information society by 2015. They are ensuring that half the world population has access to broadband Internet by 2015, building an ICT-literate society globally, and developing online content and applications.“To this end, governments can take a number of concrete steps, such as licensing mobile broadband operators and ensuring that broadband infrastructure is accessible to all citizens,” the report says. 25 May 2010Health institutions and schools in developing countries continue to have limited access to information and communications technology (ICT), the United Nations telecommunication said in a report issued today, calling for greater efforts to improve access to high-speed Internet services.
The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 19, to Sunday, August 25, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.UNITED STATES1. Lorde, “Royals” (Lava Music/Republic Records)2. Ariana Grande and Nathan Sykes, “Almost Is Never Enough” (Republic Records)3. Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball” (RCA Records)4. Klingande, “Jubel” (Klingande)5. HAIM, “The Wire” (Columbia)6. Drake, “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (Cash Money Records)7. John Mayer featuring Katy Perry, “Who You Love” (Columbia)8. Katy Perry, “Roar” (Capitol)9. Cage the Elephant, “Come A Little Closer” (RCA)10. John Legend, “All of Me” (Columbia)UNITED KINGDOM1. Roachford, “Cuddly Toy” (Columbia)2. Moderat, “Bad Kingdom” (Monkeytown Records)3. Klangkarussell, “Sonnentanz — Sun Don’t Shine” (Klangkarussell)4. Wild Club, “Thunder Clatter” (Big Light Recordings)5. Various Artists — Claude Debussy, “Clair De Lune” (Big Eye Music)6. Matt Cardle, “Loving You” (Cash Money Records)7. Avenged Sevenfold, “Hail to the King” (Warner Bros. Records)8. Emiliana Torrini, “Speed of Dark” (Rough Trade Records Ltd)9. Alter Bridge, “Addicted to Pain” (Roadrunner Records)10. Drake, “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (Cash Money Records) Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Aug 27, 2013 1:27 pm MDT
On the winning bids for the fund, transport minister Sadiq Khan said, “Both the environment and British industry are receiving a major boost from this £30m fund. It gives the initial support needed to stop the rise in bus CO2 emissions we’ve seen over the last ten years. It will also give UK bus manufacturers the certainty they desperately need to allow them to keep their skilled labour force and continue to lead the way in green innovation.”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) The Department for Transport today announced the winning bids for the £30m Green Bus Fund allowing bus operators to buy low carbon buses and support a UK-wide shift to low carbon transport. The winning bus operators and local authorities will now be able to buy 349 low carbon buses, stimulating the development of the green technology industry. The buses will begin to run in main UK cities and some rural areas from next summer, with all in service by March 2012. Most are hybrids, but the fund will also support the purchase of at least 55 new electric buses. Low carbon buses use at least 30% less fuel than conventional buses, but account for less than 0.2% of buses on the road today. The government plan aims to lessen the impact of road transport on climate change as well as support the UK market for low carbon buses. The orders generated through the fund will provide a welcome boost to UK manufacturing, with an estimated 1,000 jobs safeguarded as a result of the investment.
Ohio State women’s soccer’s Friday game proved to be a milestone occasion. The Buckeyes used two goals from junior forward Lauren Granberg to defeat the Fighting Illini, 2-1, on a chilly Friday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for the 200th victory in the program history. “I actually wasn’t even aware of that,” coach Lori Walker said. “200, that’s great.” Walker, who has been a part of 164 of the 200 Buckeye wins, said she was especially happy that this milestone occurred on the team’s alumni weekend. “I’m really happy with where the program is and what we’ve been able to do over the years,” Walker said. “It’s nice to recognize this milestone because it includes everyone who has been a part of it.” Senior goalie Katie Baumgardner denied seven Fighting Illini shots, six in the second half with OSU protecting a one-goal lead. “I was just trying to get a hand on everything and anything,” Baumgardner said. “[Baumgardner] was tremendous,” Walker said. “Goalkeepers … you need them when you need them and she came up big tonight. She was player of the game.” OSU held Illinois well below its average of 3.33 goals per game. The Buckeyes (6-3-1, 1-0-1 Big Ten), broke a 1-1 tie in the 56th minute when senior forward Paige Maxwell played a cross that found the head of Granberg, who leaped between two Illinois defenders to finish her second goal of the game. The assist was somewhat of a redemption for Maxwell, who minutes earlier had hit the post with a header off a corner kick. Granberg’s first goal opened the scoring in the 25th minute. OSU defender Megan Fuller sent a long pass that was flicked by Maxwell and found Granberg in the center of the box. With her back to the goal, she was effective in shielding her defender from the ball while turning to fire a shot from just outside the six-yard box to put the Buckeyes up 1-0. “Without [Maxwell], I wouldn’t have been able to make those goals,” Granberg said. “She had two great assists.” The Fighting Illini (6-3-1, 0-1-1 Big Ten), leveled the game in the 37th minute when an attempted clear was deflected back into the box to a wide open Jannelle Flaws. The Illinois forward put a ground shot to the right of a diving Baumgardner for the equalizer. The Buckeyes continue conference play Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium as they take on the Northwestern Wildcats at 12 p.m.
← Previous Story Jelena Eric from Randers to Zajecar! Next Story → Martin Heuberger a new German NT coach – Brand after Brand? Davor DominikovicFrench handballUS Ivry handball One of the experienced European handballer with the most impressive CV, Croatian defence specialist, Davor Dominikovic (33) signed three years contract with former French champion, US Ivry. Croatian left back, who played for Paris last season, decided to spent last part of his career in French handball League. He played for Zagreb, Metkovic, THW Kiel, F.C Barcelona, Kronau, Portland San Antonio and Algeciras.Dominikovic was also a part of the “golden years” of Croatian handball with Balic and C.o winning many medals from 2003….
One of the most ambitious teams in Europe, RK Vardar Skopje went to Slovenia, where Raul Gonzales will prepare his team before the first friendly matches in the pre-season. Sterbik and Co. will work in Kranjska Gora in the next 10 days to get ready for the first tournament in the new season in Kanjiza Spa close to Serbo-Hungarian border.The Serbian goalkeeper Strahinja Milic will be replaced during the first phase of preparation with domestic goalie Gradimir Canevski. Milic has weight problems and has to stay in Skopje, where he will work under special treatment.Two other goalies are Arpad Šterbik and Petar Angelov. ← Previous Story FRENCH HANDBALL ERA: How to stop them? Next Story → Barca kid Joan Saubich on loan to PAUC
The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance is making it easier for consumers in Washington and three other Northwest states to choose televisions that are kindest to the planet in terms of energy consumption.The nonprofit alliance’s Energy Forward program recognizes the most efficient televisions on the market, marking them with an orange Energy Forward button in retail outlets. It also has established a website, energyefficientelectronics.org, where consumers can check out the top televisions in various size categories and find local stores to purchase the products. The alliance says retailers representing 80 percent of the Northwest’s TV sales are promoting the Energy Forward televisions in their stores.The Energy Forward initiative was launched late last year, and the alliance is pushing its message now to alert more consumers to the designation during the holiday gift-giving season. The alliance notes that televisions are the fastest-growing consumer of residential power in the Northwest, using enough energy to power 300,000 homes for a year. That consumption is projected to double by 2030, with larger screen sizes and more televisions per household.There’s evidence of increasing consumer interest in curbing energy use. At the start of 2011, energy-efficient TVs promoted with the Energy Forward sticker represented 12 percent of televisions sold in the Northwest by participating retailers, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance says. By the end of this year, the organization expects that 35 to 40 percent of TVs sold in the region will carry the Energy Forward sticker.As part of its outreach, the alliance has established an Energy Forward Facebook page and is offering Northwest residents an opportunity to win one of five televisions in a caption-writing contest. The “Big Picture Photo Contest” is open through Monday at http://www.facebook.com/energyefficientelectronics.
Stranger Things Monopoly is coming this fall. Hasbro Forget the race car and Scottie dog from regular Monopoly. Stranger Things Collector’s Edition Monopoly is coming, and the game will let you play as one of Eleven’s beloved Eggos, Police Chief Jim Hopper’s hat, an oh-so-’80s cassette tape, Max’s skateboard, Steve’s nail-filled baseball bat, and more. Tags TV and Movies 59 Photos Stranger Things 3 turning Netflix ratings records Upside Down Stranger Things season 3 is now live: What’s coming for season 4? Watch the Stranger Things cast play their own video game Post a comment See all the Stranger Things season 3 photos 0 Share your voice More on Stranger Things There’ve been Stranger Things-themed Monopoly editions before, but this one reflects all the events up through season 3. One of the player tokens is Steve’s sailor hat from his job at Scoops Ahoy, and Starcourt Mall and the Fairgrounds fill in for Boardwalk and Park Place as the priciest properties.Enlarge ImageLeggo my Eggo playing token. Hasbro In addition to the regular dice, there’s also a four-sided die, which not only lends a D&D edge to the game but is also used to move players through the tunnels under Hawkins. Houses and hotels have been replaced by Forts and Hideouts (and the Hideouts and the regular dice glow in the dark).The game will be available this fall for $49.99 and can be preordered now. Netflix
Jharasangam: The Sarpanch of Bardipur village, Shivalakshmi Krishna, on Thursday launched the works on the main drain. The works have been kept pending for a long time. Sewerage water coming from different drains is stagnating at the school building here, emitting foul smell. The works for the main drain were launched as per the resolution adopted at a village-level meeting. Panchayat secretary Prabhakar, MPTC Raju, ward members Sunitha, Eshwaramma, Ratnamma, Balraj, Naveen, CH Pandari, Mohan, Sangameshwar, Digambar, Veeranna, Mogulaiah and others were present.
As the country acknowledges Bharatiya Janta Party-led National Democratic Alliance’s overwhelming success, Narendra Modi will be sworn in as country’s Prime Minister for the second term on Thursday, May 30, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.A communique from the President’s House said the oath-taking ceremony will be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the oath, according to the official release.”President Ram Nath Kovind will administer the Oath of Office and Secrecy to the Prime Minister and other members of Union Council of Ministers on May 30 at 7 pm at Rashtrapati Bhavan,” the communique issued by President’s press secretary Ashok Malik said.PM Modi was elected unanimously as the leader of the NDA on Saturday. Later, he called on the President in his capacity as leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party, which has majority support in the House of the People following the general election to the 17th Lok Sabha.The President, exercising powers under the Constitution, appointed Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India and sought his advise about the names of others to be appointed members of the Union Council of Ministers and indicate the date and time of the swearing-in-ceremony to be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.Earlier on Saturday, a delegation of the NDA led by BJP president Amit Shah, along with Prakash Singh Badal, Rajnath Singh, Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan, Sushma Swaraj, Uddhav Thackeray, Nitin Gadkari, K Palaniswami, Conrad Sangma and Neiphiu Rio, called on the President at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.They handed over a letter to the President stating Modi has been elected the leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party.Letters of support from NDA constituent parties were also handed over to the President.The NDA together has a strength of 353 MPs in the 543-member Lok Sabha out of which the BJP has a majority of 303 Members of Parliament.(With inputs from agencies) PM Narendra Modi was elected unanimously as the leader of the NDA.Twitter
Ramesh Jarkiholi, Anand SinghTwitterThe coalition government in Karnataka is in a crisis again after the resignation of two Congress legislators from the party on the same day. More MLAs are suspected to leave as the Congress-JD(S) alliance in the backdrop of a suspected ‘Operation Lotus’ at play in the state.With the current political tension in the state, it looks like the coalition is slowly fading away and the party leaders are silently letting it happen. The resignation of the Congress legislators Anand Singh and Ramesh Jarkiholi comes at a time when the chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has gone abroad.The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Dinesh Gundu Rao is also likely to go on a foreign trip while the state government is just hanging on a thread. Instead, Rao has assigned working president Eshwar Khandre to reach out to rebel MLAs to pacify them but in vain.With the resignation of the Congress legislators, some of the party leaders have also expressed their displeasure at the functioning style of the party. Senior Congress leader and legislator Tanveer Sait lashed out at the party saying that the Congress does not value minority MLAs. It is also alleged that the Congress MLA from Athani, Mahesh Kumathalli might be the 15th leader to resign from the Congress. He said Mahesh will follow the steps of his brother Ramesh Jarkiholi.According to the reports, Ramesh Jarkiholi is constantly pressurising Kumathalli to resign from the party while his brother and Congress leader and forest minister Satish Jarkiholi is pacifying him to stay in the party.Despite all these hiccups and seemingly a very unstable state, former CM and CLP leader Siddaramaiah is confident that the coalition will continue its term without any disruption. He alleged that the BJP leadership is directly involved in the resignation of the rebel MLAs. “They are offering power and money. They want to pull down this government but will not succeed. The two MLAs will not join BJP,” he said.The BJP has termed the coalition government as a sinking ship and that the collapse of such government is inevitable. The Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa has dared the coalition government over the poaching of legislators. He said that even if the coalition attempts to poach the BJP MLAs, no one will quit the party to join the Congress-JD(S) combine.
Huawei’s high performance EM770 embedded module is one of the world’s first 3.5G embedded modules developed for Windows 7. This enables the Eee PC’s 3.5G connectivity along with Windows 7 to provide anytime, anywhere connectivity at home, work, and on the go.The Asus 1000H series PC netbooks incorporates a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, 802.11b/g WiFi and Bluetooth, a 6 cell battery, and a built in 3.5G modem that can connect to HSDPA with speeds of up to 7.2Mbit and HSUPA with connect speeds of up to 5.76Mbit. The modem also supports EDGE and GPRS if you’d find yourself outside of a 3G coverage area. The Asus Eee PC 1000HG netbook is selling in Taiwan for about $565 US. There has been no release date yet has to when it will be available in the west. © 2009 PhysOrg.com Citation: Asus Eee PC Netbook 1000HG WiMAX Coming Soon (Video) (2009, February 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-02-asus-eee-pc-netbook-1000hg.html (PhysOrg.com) — At the Mobile World Congress this week, Asus has announced their up coming 1000HG netbook that comes with both WiMAX and Wi-Fi capabilities. Asus has made no commitment to a release date but stated that it’s part of their Anywhere Connectivity announcements this week at Mobile World Congress. Is Facebook listening to me? Why those ads appear after you talk about things This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Asus has also been showing a few other Eee PC models with integrated 3.5G wireless, using a Huawei EM770 WWAN module and Windows 7. These Eee PCs will be among the world’s first to boast 3.5G capabilities designed around Windows 7 mobile broadband architecture.
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Thursday, March 30, 2017 Tags: America, Donald Trump A look at the latest ruling on the Trump travel ban << Previous PostNext Post >> By: Jennifer Sinco KelleherSource: The Associated Press Share HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban hours before it was set to take effect issued a longer-lasting order Wednesday.U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson held a hearing Wednesday on Hawaii’s request to extend his temporary hold. Several hours later, he issued a 24-page order blocking the government from suspending new visas for travellers from six Muslim-majority countries and from halting the U.S. refugee program.Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin argued that even though the revised ban has more neutral language, the implied intent remains. He likened it to a neon sign flashing “Muslim Ban,” which the government hasn’t turned off.Chad Readler, a Department of Justice attorney defending Trump’s executive order, told the judge via telephone that Hawaii hasn’t shown how it is harmed by the provisions.Watson disagreed.Here’s a look at Watson’s ruling and what comes next:THE PREVIOUS RULINGThis month, Watson prevented the federal government from suspending new visas for people from six countries and freezing the nation’s refugee program. The ruling came just hours before the ban was to take effect.Watson, nominated to the bench by former President Barack Obama in 2012, agreed with Hawaii that the ban would hurt the state’s tourism-dependent economy and that it discriminates based on nationality and religion.Trump called the ruling an example of “unprecedented judicial overreach.”The next day, a judge in Maryland blocked the six-nation travel ban but said it wasn’t clear that the suspension of the refugee program was similarly motivated by religious bias.The federal government appealed the Maryland ruling to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and sought to narrow the Hawaii ruling.THE LATEST RULINGWatson’s orders note that Hawaii has shown the state’s universities and tourism industry will suffer from the ban. A plaintiff in Hawaii’s lawsuit, the imam of a Honolulu mosque, will be harmed if the ban is enforced, Watson said. “These injuries have already occurred and will continue to occur if the Executive Order is implemented and enforced; the injuries are neither contingent nor speculative.”More news: Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backGovernment attorneys have tried to convince the judge not to consider comments Trump has made about the travel ban. Chin told The Associated Press on Thursday that a notable part of the ruling was that the court took into account not just one or two comments, but 20 to 25 statements made by Trump the candidate, Trump the president and his surrogates.“The court will not crawl into a corner, pull the shutters closed, and pretend it has not seen what it has,” Watson wrote.Watson also refused to narrow his ruling to only apply to the six-nation ban, as the government requested.The ruling won’t be suspended if the government appeals, Watson said.“Enforcement of these provisions in all places, including the United States, at all United States borders and ports of entry, and in the issuance of visas is prohibited, pending further orders from this court,” he wrote.WHAT’S NEXT FOR HAWAII’S LAWSUIT?Watson’s ruling allows the lawsuit to work its way through the courts.“The next move is theirs,” Chin said of the Department of Justice. He said the government would likely file an appeal.Chin’s office said in a statement after the ruling: “We believe the court’s well-reasoned decision will be affirmed.”Plaintiff Ismail Elshikh argues that Trump’s order prevents his Syrian mother-in-law from visiting family in the U.S. Chin said the mother-in-law was no longer banned and was able to proceed with the visa process.The Department of Justice issued a statement Thursday saying it strongly disagrees with the ruling. “The President’s Executive Order falls squarely within his lawful authority in seeking to protect our Nation’s security, and the Department will continue to defend this Executive Order in the courts,” the statement said.More news: Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsDEFENDING TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDERThe Department of Justice wanted the judge to narrow the ruling to cover only the part of Trump’s executive order that suspends new visas for people from Somalia, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya and Yemen.Other provisions of the order have little or no effect on Hawaii, including a suspension of the nation’s refugee program, Readler said Wednesday.Readler said only a small amount of refugees have been resettled in Hawaii. But Watson questioned that, noting that the government said there have been 20 refugees resettled in Hawaii since 2010.Other parts of Trump’s order allow the government to assess security risks, which don’t concern the plaintiffs in Hawaii’s lawsuit, Readler said.The revised order removes references to religion, he said.CAN AN APPEALS COURT AFFECT THE HAWAII RULING?The president is asking the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to put the ruling by the judge in Maryland on hold while it considers the case.The Richmond, Virginia-based appeals court will hear arguments May 8. If the court sides with the federal government, it would not have a direct effect on the Hawaii ruling, legal experts said.The Trump administration’s best bet for saving the travel ban is to have the case go before the U.S. Supreme Court, said Richard Primus, a professor of constitutional law at the University of Michigan law school.“What a ruling in 4th Circuit in favour of the administration would do is create a split in authority between federal courts in different parts of the country,” he said. “Cases with splits in authority are cases the U.S. Supreme Court exists to resolve.”
One of the ABC islands in the Dutch Caribbean (alongside Aruba and Bonaire), Curacao – a sliver of land favourably sited off the Sea’s hurricane belt—is chiefly admired for its glistening waters, white sand beaches, and extraordinary reefs.According to Curacao Tourist Board (CTB) data, Curacao is benefitting from an early season bookings surge. The southern Caribbean destination hosted 39,676 overnight visitors in March 2015, and 11% increase over the 35,690 recorded during the same period in 2014.Curacao has also recorded a 13.7% increase in arrivals in January and February of 2015, according to Caribbean Tourism Organisation statistics, with 82,398 visitors in 2015 versus the same period in 2014.Air Canada is expanding its service to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao in time for the summer season. The carrier announced that it would be expanding its seasonal service to year-round flights, with a nonstop Toronto-Curacao flight every Friday.A Courtyard by Marriott is also coming to the island of Curacao which will have 177 rooms and suites, and is scheduled to open in 2017.
Go back to the e-newsletter >Air New Zealand will begin flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Honolulu from 10 May 2016, introducing its popular Economy Skycouch and Premium Economy product and increasing capacity on the route by almost 20 per cent in the process.Air New Zealand Chief Sales and Commercial Officer Cam Wallace says deploying the aircraft on the route will allow the airline to enhance the inflight experience for customers travelling between Auckland and Honolulu.“We’re looking forward to taking the 787-9 Dreamliner to Honolulu – not only will the aircraft allow us to deliver a significant capacity increase on the route but we’ll also be able to improve the experience our customers have on board with new inflight product, including our award-winning Economy Skycouch and Premium Economy product which offers greater space and comfort,” says Mr Wallace.The airline’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will replace Boeing 767-300s currently operating the route.Air New Zealand is also retiming its four weekly Auckland – Honolulu return services from 29 March, moving from a current morning departure out of Auckland to an evening departure, allowing for better connections in both directions.“Hawaii is a popular holiday destination for Kiwis and Australians alike and these changes will better enable customers based in New Zealand’s regional centres and Australia to fly to Honolulu within the one day, rather than needing to overnight in Auckland as many currently do. In turn, the revised arrival time in Honolulu allows customers to conveniently connect onto domestic services in Hawaii,” says Mr Wallace.The airline will also adjust one of the days it operates with a current Sunday return service moving to Fridays. This change will better allow those to fly out of Auckland and kick off their holidays straight after work on a Friday.Go back to the e-newsletter >
Scrummy cakes, scones layered with clotted cream and cucumber sandwiches: forget the bikini diet, have a look at these top spots for afternoon tea.Post-lunch, pre-dinner, it’s the quintessential British snack break. From world-famous landmark hotels, to quirky cafes, we bring you the best places check out when you’re in the mood for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.1. Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, [South Africa](http://Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.)At the foot of Cape Town’s famous mountain, swap one table for another and take a break at The Nelly, as it’s affectionately known by fans of fancy finger food. Feast on roast beef and rocket sandwiches, or indulge your sweet tooth with a slice of South African melktert (milk tart). Sit beside the garden fountain, sipping on the hotel’s signature blend of tea, or you can step things up a gear and add a glass of bubbly to the bill. It doesn’t get much classier in Cape Town than this!https://instagram.com/p/0sPGHxnNF5/2. The Strand Hotel, Yangon, MyanmarBack in the days of the British Empire, when Yangon was called Rangoon, you’d most likely bump into author Rudyard Kipling, propping The Strand Hotel’s bar in Myanmar’s former capital. Today, an afternoon swigging tea and cramming your face with cakes, surrounded by wicker furniture and whirring ceiling fans, will transport you back to this bygone era.https://instagram.com/p/zxgsAVGSMd/Read more: 9 top things to do in Myanmar3. The Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria, CanadaHome to arguably Canada’s best cuppa, the Fairmont Empress Hotel boasts its very own blend, combining Assam, South India and Chinese tea leaves. Settle in to one of the dark wood, hand-carved dining chairs and look out over Victoria’s Inner Harbour while you snack on spiced vanilla shortbread and citrus cheesecake.Find hotels in Victoriahttps://instagram.com/p/1g8l0Dw7h_/Read more: 5 reasons to fall in love with Canada4. Raffles Hotel, SingaporeNo list would be complete without mentioning the world-famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore and their divinely decadent tea selection. Take a seat in the Tiffin Room and work your way through a platter of traditional sarnies and British baked goods. If you’re really hungry then take the buffet and go wild at the dim sum station, or gorge yourself on sausage rolls, curry pie and, of course, scones with lashings of cream and fruit jam. An afternoon full of colonial charm and artery-clogging cakes, all for 58SGD (£28) per person, it’s good value for money.https://instagram.com/p/0HLxiGu7oG/Read more: 10 best things to do in Singapore5. Tea & Sympathy, New York, USIt may lack grandeur, compared with other places on this list, but this cute café more than makes up for it in quirky charm, down in New York’s Greenwich Village. Bringing the best of British stateside, you’ll find some great home comforts here, from Heinz baked beans to rhubarb crumble. Most items on Tea & Sympathy’s menu are homemade, including their fabulously fluffy fruit scones, served the old fashioned way, with a pot of strawberry jam and a dainty cup of cha.Find flights to NYChttps://instagram.com/p/1BfnM7mkUr/Read more: 10 best things to eat in New York – and where to eat them!11 best things to do in New York for free6. The Getty Villa, Malibu, California, USYou may not expect to find the quintessential British tea in ancient Rome, but that’s exactly what you’ll get if you visit Malibu’s Getty Villa. This mock-Roman country retreat is home to 7,000 years of ancient art, and they do a mean afternoon tea with an unusual Mediterranean twist. Get stuck in to their ‘Tea by the Sea’ which includes scrumptious scones lathered in mascarpone cheese and honey, as well as duck and apple paninis that outshine any curly-edged cucumber sandwich.https://instagram.com/p/1g18i9gxRc/Read more: 10 best thigs to do in California7. The Ritz, London, UKIt’s hard to find a more traditional afternoon tea experience than at the ultra-glitzy Ritz Hotel in Piccadilly, London – they’ve been serving snacks on silver trays here since 1906. Make sure you don your Sunday best; men must wear a jacket and tie and sportswear is forbidden from the Palm Court dining room. Be waited on hand and foot by the immaculately presented servers and watch as they pour endless cups of tea (or flutes of French champagne) with the upmost professionalism.https://instagram.com/p/0-g74kQqmk/Read more: Top 10 things to do in London10 cheapest pints in the UK and where to find them8. The Lowry Hotel, Manchester, UKOn the banks of the River Irwell lies one of the UK’s best kept secrets on the afternoon tea scene (if there is such a thing?) Manchester’s Lowry Hotel. Get all of the classics, egg and cress sandwiches, fruit tarts and scones: or opt for their boozier version of the British classic and get a glass of bubbly with extra Battenberg cake and canapés. They also offer a children’s menu so your little darlings can enjoy a leisurely tea time treat.https://instagram.com/p/0Nb7VzphP0/9. Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, MalaysiaPenang, and its super cheap street food eats, is a renowned mecca for food lovers. But if you’re looking for a bit of luxury on the Straits of Malacca, you can’t go wrong with an afternoon at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel. Harking back to when Malaysia was under British colonial rule, this beautiful tea room is all bone china crockery and crisp white tablecloths. Their petit fours are so intricately crafted, they’re almost too good to eat – almost, but not quite, so enjoy!https://instagram.com/p/0VXqPLCoMO/Read more: The world’s best street food – in pictures10. Erawan Tea Room, Bangkok, ThailandSwap soggy finger sandwiches for curry puffs and sesame cookies at Erawan Tea Room. Located on the second floor of Erawan shopping centre in the bustling heart of Bangkok, it’s the perfect spot to escape the chaos, refuel and experience the Thai take on a British classic. Drink your tea hot or cold, a choice worth considering given Bangkok’s humidity and high temperatures. The mango sticky rice is so good you won’t even miss your traditional cream scone.Find flights to Bangkokhttps://instagram.com/p/z4rQz-pelK/Still feeling peckish? 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by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 24, 2019 1:00 am PDT Last Updated Feb 24, 2019 at 7:34 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO — Several Canadians are in the running for Oscars tonight.Trevor Jimenez, who grew up in Toronto and Hamilton, is nominated for best animated short for “Weekends.”The category also includes Toronto-raised Domee Shi for “Bao” and Vancouver-based couple David Fine and Alison Snowden for “Animal Behaviour.”Meanwhile, the live action short film category has two finalists from Montreal — Jeremy Comte for “Fauve” and Marianne Farley for “Marguerite.”Other Canadian nominees include sound mixer Paul Massey for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” sound mixer Craig Henighan for “Roma” and set decorator Gordon Sim for “Mary Poppins Returns.”The 91st Academy Awards, which will air on CTV and ABC, will also include two Toronto-raised presenters — Mike Myers and Stephan James.The Canadian Press Canadian Oscar nominees include animators, sound mixers and set decorator (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)