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Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Announce New TajMo Tour Dates

first_imgTaj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ will bring their TajMo collaborative project back on the road when they embark on a tour this summer. The pair of blues guitar masters will once again be performing in support of their 2017 album, also called TajMo, which won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album earlier this year.TajMo will kick off their outing in Denver on July 23rd. Next, the duo and their band will swing through much of the West Coast before heading to the Midwest for a series of theater shows.Released in May of 2017, TajMo quickly became of the year’s most critically and commercially successful blues albums. The album also prompted an extensive tour that brought the 75-year-old Taj Mahal and 66-year-old Keb’ Mo’ to over 40 cities across the United States.Tickets for TajMo’s upcoming tour dates are now on sale.TajMo 2018 Tour Dates:July 23 Denver, CO – Botanic GardensJuly 25 Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte GardenJuly 27 Eugene, OR – Cuthbert AmphitheaterJuly 28 Portland, OR – Oregon Zoo AmphitheaterJuly 29 Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. MichelleJuly 31 Saratoga, CA – Mountain WineryAugust 1 Hollywood, CA – Hollywood BowlAugust 2 Sacramento, CA – Crest TheatreAugust 3 Mammoth Lakes, CA- BluesapaloozaAugust 4 Pala, CA – Starlight TheaterAugust 7 Springfield, MO- Gillioz TheatreAugust 8 Madison, WI – Overture HallAugust 9 Champaign, IL – Virginia TheaterAugust 10 Joliet, IL – Rialto TheaterAugust 11 Cincinnati, OH – Taft TheaterAugust 12 Grand Rapids, MI – Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture ParkView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Minnesota woman who lied to support family gets full pardon

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Board of Pardons has granted its first full pardon in more than three decades, to a woman who used a fake name and false documents to get a job in order to cover food and housing costs for her family. Maria Elizondo was convicted in 2012 of wrongfully obtaining assistance and identify theft. She was sentenced to serve 10 years of probation and ordered to pay back $24,758 to the state. The mother of seven took a job at a turkey farm in Ada, Minnesota, in 2006 under the pseudonym Natalia Rubio. Her son, Jorge Elizondo, says his mother never meant to be malicious but “did what she had to do” to feed her family.last_img read more

Regulators likely to require more climate risk disclosure from Australian coal firms

first_imgRegulators likely to require more climate risk disclosure from Australian coal firms FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Australian Financial Review:ASX-listed companies with high carbon exposures—such as Whitehaven Coal, Yancoal and New Hope Group—will have to ramp up their climate risk disclosures from the brief mentions in past financial statements.Minter Ellison climate lawyer Sarah Barker told The Australian Financial Review that Australian Securities and Investments Commission member John Price’s speech on climate risk disclosure on Monday was “almost the final piece in the regulatory puzzle.” Ms. Barker did not comment on individual companies.Whitehaven, Yancoal and New Hope, which are enjoying strong coal prices and Asian demand, make only cursory references to climate risk in their annual reports and barely discuss long-term implications of tougher action on climate change, which could hit Asian markets harder.Mr. Price said ASIC believed directors of ASX companies should take a “probative and proactive” approach to assessing climate change risk, and considered “unremarkable” a 2016 legal opinion by Sydney silk Noel Hutley that directors who ignored the risk could be in breach of their duties of care and diligence. He said ASIC would vet climate disclosures of ASX 300 companies.ASIC has previously said climate risk should be included in ASX companies’ operating and financial review if the risks are material. Mr. Price said they should go beyond strict legal requirements and consider “the general information needs of investors” and voluntary codes such the global Task Force on Climate-related Disclosures (TCFD) code.The TCFD code requires companies with climate-related risks to stress-test their business models and pay incentive structures against all reasonably plausible scenarios over short, medium and long terms, and disclose any material adverse or positive outcomes on asset values, such as potential “stranded assets,” in their financial statements.More: Whitehaven Coal, Yancoal, New Hope must ramp up climate disclosurelast_img read more

Colombian Experts Warn of “Probable” Eruption of the Galeras Volcano

first_imgBy Dialogo May 12, 2009 Bogotá, 11 May (EFE). – The Colombian Institute of Geology and Mining (Ingeominas, state-run) issued an alert today that the Galeras volcano, which borders Ecuador and is located in the department of Nariño, was likely to erupt within days or weeks. The change from a yellow to orange alert indicates a “probable eruption within days or weeks,” according to a communique issued by the entity at 18:36 local time (23.36 GMT). According to the monitors dedicated to Galeras, in the most recent hours seismic events associated with rock fractures and fluids have increased. The inhabitants of the affected area are advised to be alert for instructions from the local committees, which are in charge of instructing people on how to proceed in an emergency. Galeras’s most recent eruption, which occurred on April 25, left no casualties, but upset the inhabitants of Pasto, the capital of the department of Nariño. About 7,000 people live in Galeras’s danger area, which consists of some rural communities of Pasto. Galeras, located about 700 kilometers from Bogotá and rising 4276 meters above sea level, became active in 2004 and has since erupted several times. Its most dangerous eruption occurred on January 15, 1993, and killed nine people, including six foreign experts who were attending a world congress of volcanology and were making a scientific survey.last_img read more

Humanitarian Assistance Program Combats Malaria in Brazil’s Amazonas

first_img Representatives from SOUTHCOM, the U.S. Military Liaison Office, and USAID Brazil visited one of the beneficiary communities on January 19, and were praised by residents who have enjoyed the protection that the mosquito nets have provided them. One resident said that before receiving the nets she had contracted malaria five times, and since receiving the mosquito nets she has not been affected by the disease. In 2009, a similar program, supported by USAID in partnership with the Amazonas Health Surveillance Foundation and the Foundation for the Defense of the Amazon Biosphere, helped reduce malaria infection by 62 percent in the municipalities of Autazes, Careiro, Presidente Figueiredo, Manacapuru and Manaus. Over a 12-month period, beds and hammock nets will be distributed to 29 percent of the population of four target municipalities with the highest reported rates of malaria. As part of the effort, educational material printed in Portuguese and three other native languages spoken in the region will be handed out to local residents. USAID Brazil Mission Director, Lawrence Hardy, and SOUTHCOM Humanitarian Assistance Branch Chief Steven Carro joined the vice-governor of Amazonas, José Melo, and the Amazonas State Health Secretary, Wilson Alecrim, in Manaus to launch the joint malaria prevention program. With reports of a high incidence of malaria, the program is focused toward the municipalities of Tefé, Ipixuna, Uarini and Eirunepé, in the state of Amazonas and will be implemented by the state government through the Amazonas Health Surveillance Foundation in partnership with the USAID and the Brazilian non-governmental organization Fundação Amazônica de Defesa da Biosfera, with support from SOUTHCOM. center_img A program geared to the reduction of malaria incidence and mortality was launched on January 20 in Manaus, Brazil, by the United States Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) Humanitarian Assistance Program in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Only the municipality of Tefé reached 1,400 cases in 2010. Eirunepé registered over 3,300 cases over the same period, while Uarini and Ipixuna (the vice-governor’s hometown) reported 1,070 and 380 malaria cases respectively. Together, the four municipalities recorded almost 2,000 cases of falciparum malaria, the most severe variation of the disease. By Dialogo January 26, 2012last_img read more

Exit Skelos, Enter Flanagan: What Albany’s Power Switch Means for NY

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Around the Empire State this week New Yorkers from across the political spectrum have been scrambling to assess what it means when New York State Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), one of the most powerful people in Albany, stepped down as senate majority leader so Sen. John Flanagan (R-East Northport) could step up into the role.Some say it opens up the opportunity for major reform, others are more cynical that nothing will change. But one thing everyone can agree on. The capital has been in a constant state of historic upheaval since Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, took aim at what he called an unprecedented level of government corruption after Gov. Andrew Cuomo suspended the Moreland Commission last summer.First in Bharara’s sights was the Democrat-dominated state Assembly. A little more than three months ago Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) gave up his leadership post to Assemb. Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) after Silver was charged in January with taking almost $4 million in kickbacks.Last week, it was the Republican-led state Senate’s turn after Skelos was arrested along with his son, Adam, on federal corruption charges, which included steering a $12 million Nassau County storm-water contract to Arizona-based AbTech Industries–a contract that the county has since suspended.Meanwhile, both Silver and Skelos continue to serve their constituents pending the resolution of the charges they confront; each say they’re innocent.But, thanks to the federal prosecutor based in Manhattan, two of the fabled “three men in a room,” the Albany power trio that includes the governor, the Assembly speaker and the senate majority leader, have new faces.That doesn’t mean that Cuomo can gloat because his popularity has hit the lowest point since he became governor in 2011, according to a new poll conducted by Marist College and released on Tuesday. His approval ratings peaked at 59 percent in October 2012. This month, his job-performance rating had fallen to 37 percent. Still, it could be worse: 23 percent of the poll’s 712 registered voters gave a thumbs-up for the job the state Senate was doing while only 20 percent said they approved of the Assembly’s performance.Around here, a partisan few took Flanagan’s promotion as a giant leap forward for Suffolk County, marking a shift in power from Nassau’s traditional Republican base. But that’s not how most of New York saw it: more like “Keeping It On Long Island,” given that he’s one of the LI Nine, a significant bloc of Republican senators that surely must rankle upstate sensibilities.Until the announcement this week, Flanagan’s chief rival to succeed Skelos was Sen. John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse), the chairman of the finance committee. Flanagan chaired the education committee, as opponents of the Common Core curriculum know full well, and as such, they draw no distinction between Flanagan’s stand and that of Cuomo.“Unfortunately John Flanagan comes to his position with a track record that is not very good,” said Carol Burris, principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre and an outspoken critic of the Common Core curriculum, who is taking early retirement in order to oppose it. “Flanagan supported the bill, which increased test scores to 50 percent of a teacher’s evaluation while adding an unfunded mandate for outside evaluators to observe teachers. He has been a strong supporter of charter schools, which drain money from our public schools, and has supported the Common Core… Let’s hope that in his new position he begins to listen and respond, and peels his education policies from Governor Cuomo’s.”Another thing that Flanagan and Cuomo have in common is that they both come from political families. Now 54, Flanagan was only 25 years old when he was first elected to the Assembly, replacing his father, a popular Long Island politician, who had died in office. Cuomo’s father, Mario, served three gubernatorial terms in Albany and lived long enough to see his son sworn in for his second term as governor on Jan. 1, 2015.By all accounts, Gov. Cuomo had a good relationship with Skelos, and observers don’t see any ideological difference between Skelos and Flanagan. How the governor will get along personally with the new majority leader remains to be seen.“Flanagan’s been up there a long time, and Flanagan’s father dealt with Mario,” said Lawrence Levy, dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University and a former Newsday columnist and editorial writer. “These are two families that have politics as part of their DNA. They’re both heirs to political dynasties. The Flanagans are less well known statewide but no less committed to politics and public service.”To Gerald Benjamin, distinguished professor of political science at SUNY New Paltz and a long-time observer of New York politics, it’s almost Freudian.“We have a governor who’s trying to live up to his father, a senator who’s trying to live up to his father, and an Assembly leader who’s trying to live down his mother!” he joked.Speaker Heastie’s mother, Helene, had pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree grand larceny after she was arrested for embezzling almost $200,000 from a nonprofit she ran in the Bronx in the 1990s whose mission was to help the elderly and the infirm.  Sentenced for five years’ probation, she died soon after her conviction, according to the New York Daily News.“The No. 1 problem in Albany is the culture of corruption,” said Lisa Tyson, Long Island Progressive Coalition director. “Five senate leaders in a row have been faced with criminal corruption charges. When the richest of the rich are bankrolling campaigns, the issues that matter to everyday New Yorkers, like good jobs, housing and rent, student loans, climate change and educational opportunity, all take a back seat. So replacing Senator Skelos with Senator Flanagan won’t mean much change at all. Because the system is still corrupt.”On Tuesday, local residents and activists from a range of organizations gathered in front of Skelos’ district office, where they rallied to criticize him and other senators for blocking “meaningful reform.” The protesters included members of unions such as SEIU 32 BJ, CWA 1108 and UFCW Local 1500, advocacy groups like Alliance for Quality Education, Long Island Jobs with Justice, La Fuente, Long Island Immigrant Alliance, Long Island Progressive Coalition, Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition, Make the Road, New York for Communities Change, New York Immigration Coalition, NARAL and the Working Families Party.Their efforts have a long history behind them.“Closing the door on corruption in New York is a practice that has been going on a couple hundred years,” Professor Benjamin told the Press. “So we need to start thinking about inviting people into the political system who are not going to be corrupt, rather than try to catch the people who are corrupt after they’re in.”Benjamin thought it was very noteworthy that it took a federal prosecutor “who’s really shaken the state system.” As for the governor’s own commitment to imposing ethical standards and implementing campaign finance and redistricting reform, Benjamin said it could have gone better.“He has given way on those issues to get other things done that he thinks are important,” Benjamin said. “He ended up with an egg on his face when he gave the state of the state [speech in January and used an image that] put himself in a boat with two guys who are now under indictment.”But, there are points in the plus column for Cuomo, he noted.“The governor has achieved great progress on the fiscal side in the state during his first four years and took some risks on the social side that diminished his margin in the election and had some unexpected negatives politically,” Benjamin said. “The governor’s challenge is that he’s not loved.”Nassau Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs thinks the change in leadership helps the governor advance his agenda as this legislative session comes to a close on June 17.“I’m pretty confident that…in some respects he’ll be more successful than he otherwise might have been had Shelly and Dean remained in their positions,” Jacobs said. “That said, it’s still going to be an uphill battle for him because that’s the nature of it in a second term.”Cuomo will get no relief from the powerful state teachers’ union.The president of New York State United Teachers, Karen E. Magee, has denounced “Gov. Cuomo’s war on public education” not only for “his attacks on teachers” but what she dubbed in a recent letter to her membership his “Billionaires’ Agenda” that “would hold funding for SUNY, CUNY and our community colleges hostage to a competition reminiscent of The Hunger Games.”Professor Benjamin acknowledged that the governor is facing tough demands from advocates who want him to increase spending, particularly on public education from preschool to the university level, but having a property tax cap on school districts has given Cuomo some leeway, although it’s set to expire soon.“The pressures to spend are enormous, far more than he can respond to, but he has a degree of flexibility that he didn’t have at the outset of his first term,” said Benjamin. “He can square the circle here.”As for Flanagan, a politician with nearly two decades of Albany experience, Benjamin said that making the tax cap permanent “could become a serious issue” for the new majority leader. “Flanagan has enormous potential, but he also has a very narrow majority and that’s a constraint,” he said.Of the 62 seats, the Republicans currently have 32 members plus Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) who routinely votes with them. Flanagan’s deputy, Sen. Tom Libous (R-Binghamton), who has terminal cancer, is under federal indictment. Complicating the Democratic minority’s position in the senate is the Independent Democratic Conference, which has five members.Statewide, the Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-to-1, with 5.7 million registered voters to 2.8 million. There are almost as many unaffiliated voters, 2.3 million, as registered Republicans. The Assembly, dominated by New York City Democrats, is not up for grabs.Of course, the outlook ahead varies depending on who’s speaking.“I did feel it was time for Dean to step down, if for no other reason than it would have been incredibly difficult to operate with that kind of cloud over you,” said Frank Tantone, Islip Town Republican chairman. “Nassau has always been a political power. With Flanagan now leading the delegation, maybe some of that power will shift. We’ll see… One of the good things Dean has done is make sure that Long Island got its fair share—or some would say more than its fair share—for its school districts, so I would hope that will stay as part of the agenda. It’s not a bad thing to have a local representative in a position of power.”Jacobs, the Nassau Democratic chairman, said that Flanagan may have “a very tough job holding onto the senate in the next round. His majority is slim, and we’re going into a presidential year, which tends to favor the Democrats.”With former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton likely to be at the top of the ticket in 2016, Democratic turnout should be heavy, putting the Republicans’ hold on the state Senate at risk, and putting Flanagan’s political acumen to the test.“That’s his big challenge politically: to be able to hold all the seats they took back in 2014,” said Levy. “If not, they may have to maintain the coalition with the independent Democrats. And that’s going to require a lot of real skillful deal making and personal politicking.”But given Flanagan’s background, those skills may run in the family.last_img read more

The tourist barometer in Europe this year recorded a weaker increase at the peak of the season

first_img“As world leaders meet at the UN climate summit in Madrid to find concrete solutions to climate emergencies, the release of the latest ‘World Tourism Barometer’ shows the growing strength of tourism – a sector that has the potential to boost a global sustainability plan. As the number of tourists increases, so can the opportunities for tourism as well as the responsibilities of our sector towards people and the planet”, Said Zurab Pololikashvili, UNWTO Secretary-General. Destinations worldwide recorded 1,1 billion international tourist arrivals in the first nine months of 2019 (43 million more than the same period in 2018), which is in line with the forecast growth of 3 to 4 percent this year. Original markets France (+ 10%) recorded the largest increase among the world’s ten most successful export markets, reflecting increased demand for international travel for the second year in a row. Spain (+ 10%), Italy (+ 9%) and the Netherlands (+ 7%) also recorded strong growth, followed by the United Kingdom (+ 3%) and Russia (+ 2%). The ten most successful markets recorded mixed results in earnings from international tourism until September 2019. The highest growth was recorded in Australia (+ 9%), Japan (+ 8%) and Italy (+ 7%), while China, the United Kingdom and the United States recorded a decline. Mediterranean destinations were among the strongest investors in terms of earnings, both in Europe and in the Middle East and North Africa regions. Source / photo: World Tourism Organization The Middle East (+ 9%) recorded the largest increase in arrivals during the first nine months of 2019, followed by Asia and the Pacific and Africa (both + 5%), Europe (+ 3%) and the Americas (+ 2%). China, the world’s largest source market, recorded an 2019 percent increase in outbound travel in the first half of 14, although spending declined 4 percent from the same period last year. Regional resultscenter_img The slowdown in the global economy, rising trade, geopolitical tensions and long-standing uncertainty over Brexit have had an impact on international tourism, which had a more moderate growth rate in the northern hemisphere during the summer season (July-September). Europe’s growth rate slowed to 3 percent in January and September this year, twice as much as last year, reflecting weaker demand during the peak summer season in the world’s most visited region. While destinations in the southern Mediterranean (+ 5%) and central eastern Europe (+ 4%) were the most successful, the regional average was reduced by northern and western Europe (both + 1%). International tourist arrivals increased by an additional 4 percent in the period from January to September 2019, according to the latest edition of the “World Tourism Barometer” of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The growth of tourism continues to outpace global economic growth. Its potential for providing development opportunities around the world is enormous, but there are also challenges in sustainability. The United States led an increase in international tourism spending, mostly due to a strong dollar. India and certain European markets have also been successful, although global growth has been more uneven than last year. This figure underscores the importance of integrating tourism into national export policies in order to increase revenues, reduce the trade deficit and ensure sustainable development in the long run. Tourism is the third largest export category in the world Earning $ 1,7 trillion in revenue since 2018, international tourism remains the third largest category of exports behind fuels ($ 2,4 trillion) and chemicals ($ 2,2 trillion). It accounts for 29 percent of world exports of services and 7 percent of total exports. In some regions, these proportions exceed the world average, especially in the Middle East and Africa, where tourism accounts for over 50 percent of service exports and about 9 percent of total exports.last_img read more

Republican-led Congress is on a ruinous course

first_imgThese decreases will leave millions without affordable health care and make millions of disabled and low-income Americans even more vulnerable.The budget also projects stunning reductions in what is called non-defense discretionary spending, essentially everything the government does outside of the military, entitlements and interest payments on the national debt.These include programs that contribute to our safety — such as law enforcement, the Coast Guard, the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration — as well as services vital to our health — such as environmental protection, water and sewage systems.It also includes public investment vital to our economy and our future — in science and technology, medical research, modern infrastructure, education, advanced training and more. These programs are already projected for deep cuts under the 2011 Budget Control Act, but the Senate bill decimates them.By 2019, it cuts this spending by 10 percent from 2017 levels, and by nearly 20 percent by 2027.As a share of the economy, spending on domestic services will be cut to levels not seen since Herbert Hoover. The resolution is designed to facilitate passage of tax cuts with Republican votes only.The final tax cut package hasn’t been written yet, but Republicans leaders have produced a “framework.”This bill will worsen the extreme inequality that already corrupts our democracy and impedes economic growth.The top 1 percent will pocket more than half of the tax cuts next year and an obscene 80 percent by year 10.This bill will also reward multinationals for booking profits as earned abroad to avoid taxes.The legislation offers a retroactive tax cut for the $2.6 trillion that has evaded taxation and would expand that tax dodge by eliminating taxes altogether on profits that they report as earned abroad.At a time when hedge-fund operators pay a lower tax rate than schoolteachers, this bill would increase the outrage, with a massive tax break for real estate barons, hedge-fund managers and lawyers by taxing “pass-through” income at a reduced rate.  Instead of closing loopholes, the bill adds to them.The spending side has received less attention but may be even worse.The Senate bill proposes $5.8 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.At a time when baby boomers are retiring, it calls for cuts of $473 billion in Medicare, $1 trillion in Medicaid and another $300 billion in Obamacare subsidies to medium- and low-income workers.It cuts more than $650 billion in income security programs for low-income workers.These cuts include primarily food stamps, the earned-income tax credit and child tax credit, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for disabled seniors and others in need.Another $200 billion is cut from Pell grants and student loans that help working families afford college. Categories: Editorial, OpinionPresident Donald Trump’s flailings are ever more terrifying.In the course of a few days, he tossed a grenade into the health-care markets that millions rely on, traduced the Iran nuclear deal, threatened to abandon American citizens ravaged by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, continued to sabotage action on climate change, tweeted about censoring the media, and so undermined Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., likened it to “castration.”Yet for all of that, Trump’s grotesqueries are exceeded by a Republican-led Congress intent on a course so ruinous as to be, one hopes, impossible to sustain. This week, Senate Republicans will seek to push through a budget resolution for the current fiscal year.The resolution provides guidelines for spending and tax cuts, with projections for the next 10 years.It has the support of virtually all of the Republican caucus. Its provisions are destructive and absurd. center_img In a society dealing with a growing population, rising global competition and pressing new challenges such as catastrophic climate change, the Republican-led Senate cashes in our future for top-end tax cuts.We will lag rather than lead the industrial world in education and training.We will squander our edge in innovation. We will suffer the rising perils and the costs of a decrepit and outmoded infrastructure.We witness all this already today, but the Senate budget course will accelerate the trends and make them worse. This folly is, one hopes, too extreme to be sustained.Yet this week, all of the Republican senators — with perhaps one or two dissenters — will line up to vote for a budget that is truly a road to ruin.Why? Partly, of course, they will reward the wealthy and special interests that pay for their party.Part comes from fear of even more right-wing challengers if they don’t toe the line.Part may be purblind ideological conviction, although it is hard to imagine that any truly believe these measures would make things better.Part may be desperation — Republicans believe they have to get something done, even if it does more harm than good to most Americans in the long run.If Trump’s increasingly manic careening terrifies, the remorseless suicide mission of the Republican caucus in Congress should horrify. Katrina Vanden Heuvel is editor and publisher of the Nation magazine.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Beach house for cashed-up surfers

first_img32 Netherby Rise, Sunrise BeachIt’s not a bathroom without a bath so the toilet and shower space, not bathroom, is built directly behind a rather modest bed.A heavy use of concrete also dominates here but the addition of a trio of bright Moroccan-style lights takes the area from dull to inspiring.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoBi-fold doors swing back to reveal a private deck and plunge pool with enviable ocean views. 32 Netherby Rise, Sunrise BeachThat outlook is even more impressive from the main kitchen, living and dining room on the floor above.Interior styling on this level is consistent with the sleeping quarters, neutral on purpose to direct attention to the sparkling blue water beyond. Huge 3m pivot doors open up allowing for breezes to relieve the chef hard at work in a kitchen equipped to feed the fussiest of guests. 32 Netherby Rise, Sunrise BeachGuests can escape from the action by walking down a spiral staircase and past a 10m waterfall feature to access a separate building which has two bedrooms and a Japanese-styled bathroom.This four-bedroom, three-bathroom beach house is only a two minute walk to the ocean or a short drive to the popular Duke St dining precinct.Selling agent Nic Hunter, from Tom Offermann Real Estate Noosa Heads, has listed 32 Netherby Rise on the market as an “offers invited” campaign. 32 Netherby Rise, Sunrise BeachIf the European appliances, coffee machine, gas stove, teppanyaki grill and deep fryer, wine fridge, roasting and pastry oven, and sensor touch cabinetry aren’t quite enough, there’s a second kitchen attached to an outdoor barbecue overlooking the lap pool. 32 Netherby Rise, Sunrise BeachEYRIE at Sunrise Beach has got that cool eco-friendly minimalist vibe going on which only works with the support of exceptional design.A concrete bunker-like main bedroom is devoid of colour with the exception of an LED strip running the length of the ceiling. Any warmth present in this sleeping space is created by a mini-fireplace hanging not far from a huge sculpted stone bath.last_img read more

African Musicians featured Last Night as Part of Domfesta 2011

first_imgLocalNews African Musicians featured Last Night as Part of Domfesta 2011 by: – May 5, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet 25 Views   no discussions African Musician: Ms. Karceyce Fosto Photo Credit:musiques-afrique.comThe Cultural Division in collaboration with the Alliance Francais Staged musicians from Africa as part of the celebrations for Domfesta 2011 last night at the Fort Young Hotel.Speaking with Chief Cultural Officer Mr. Raymond Lawrence at the event, He stated that having authentic Musicians from Africa itself is a great experience for Dominica because of our strong African culture and background.Click here to listen to interview: Domfesta celebrations 2011 started last weekend with May Fest in Marigot.News Reporter: Grace HendersonDominica Vibes Newslast_img read more