Go back to the e-newsletterNew York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that plans to build the $35 million Hyatt Place Hotel in Niagara Falls are underway. Hamister Group, LLC has secured financing and is moving forward with its plan to build the more than 10,300-square-metre, 128-room hotel. The mixed-use hotel will be the first non-casino new development of this scale in more than 40 years.“I am thrilled we are able to break ground and start construction,” said Hamister Group, LLC Chairman & CEO Mark E. Hamister. “I believe this project will be a welcome addition to the Niagara Falls community. For the last 39 years, we have prided ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service to the Western New York region.”The $35 million project calls for a six-story, 128-room Hyatt Place Hotel and will also include 1347 square metres of meeting and banquet space (including an outdoor patio) on the top floor and nearly 650 square metres of retail space facing Old Falls Street. Once completed, it will create six full time and 29 part time jobs.When the Hyatt Place is completed in fall 2017, the City of Niagara Falls will have “upscale” brands from the top three hotels chains — Hilton (DoubleTree), Hyatt (Place) and Marriott (Courtyard).Including the Hyatt Place Hotel, downtown Niagara Falls has five new hotels recently completed or currently under construction and one hotel renovation/retail expansion project, totalling nearly 600 new rooms and more than $90 million in total project costs.Go back to the e-newsletter
TravMedia’s International Media Marketplace IMM NYC 2018 programme, will take over the impressive all-glass River Pavilion, on the top floor of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, when it returns to New York, on 25 January 2018.“Due to the overwhelming success of our inaugural US event, we have moved to New York’s largest special event space, which will allow us to host even more media, as well as a sit-down lunch for 500 IMM delegates,” TravMedia’s CEO and founder, Nick Wayland said.“For our first ever IMM Advisory Board we have assembled an all-star group of 20 industry heavy-hitters, including editors, Media, and PR Industry Professionals, to help us build upon last year’s programme,” he added.Last year’s sell-out event, also held the day before the New York Times Travel Show, connected 245 American and Canadian media with 165 PR representatives from 112 travel brands. Collectively they participated in 3250 pre-scheduled, one-on-one appointments, in addition to more networking opportunities across multiple catered events.Fifty top-flight national travel editors were flown in from across North America to join a curated list of 150-plus regional media who each conducted 24 15-minute one-on-one meetings throughout the single-day event. Among those in attendance and set to return in 2018 are Spud Hilton (Travel Editor at the San Francisco Chronicle), the entire editorial team of National Geographic Traveler, Jennifer Bain (Travel Editor of the Toronto Star), Jim Byers (Courier Mail) and Nancy Trejos (Travel/Hotels Reporter at USA Today), to name drop a few.Media in attendance at IMM 2017 included top national travel editors, writers, broadcasters and editorially minded digital influencers from the following outlets: About.com; AFAR; Associated Press; Bon Appetit; Chicago Tribune; CNN; Coast Magazine; Condé Nast Traveler; Cruise & Travel Report; Cruise Critic; Everett Potter’s Travel Report; Epicure & Culture; eTurboNews.com; Family Travel Association; Family Vacation Critic; Hi Class Living; Fodor’s Travel; Forbes.com; Google; Globe Guide; Johnny Jet; L.A. Times; LeeAbbamonte.com; Lonely Planet; Metro; ManAboutWorld; My Passion Media; National Geographic Travel; National PBS Series; New York Post; NYTWA; OhThePeopleYouMeet; Orbitz; Parents Magazine; Philadelphia Inquirer; Postmedia Network; Resident Magazine; Samantha Brown Media; San Francisco Chronicle; SELF Magazine; ShermansCruise.com; SmarterTravel; The New York Times; Toronto Star; Travalliance Media; TravelAge West; Travel + Leisure; Travel With Kids TV; USA Today; Vacation Agent; Vancouver Sun; Westways Magazine and Zoomer Magazine, among others.TravMedia’s International Media Marketplace programme has become the leading travel industry event to meet the media. Upcoming IMM events include: IMM Asia in Singapore, just prior to ITB Asia on 24 October 2017; IMM NYC 2018 on 25 January 2018; IMM Australia in Sydney on 23 February 2018; IMM Germany in Berlin the day before ITB on 6 March 2018; followed by the inaugural IMM France, in Paris on Friday 9 March 2018, IMM UK in London on 12 March; and the inaugural IMM Brazil in São Paulo, on 2 April 2018 just prior to WTM Latin America.Participating exhibitors at IMM USA 2017 included 22 cruise companies, 26 hotels, 30 CVBs and state tourism boards, 15 international destinations, and 19 tour operators, attractions, and experiences.For more information and to register for IMM NYC 2018 click here.
Wizz Air has announced that it is set to launch new cheap flights to Paris Beauvais Airport from Cluj.This will be the low cost carrier’s first service between France and Romania, although it does already operate three other routes out of Paris Beauvais.Flights will be launched from December 18th and will depart three-times per week for the initial period, although the carrier has not ruled out an extension to services at a later date.The expansion of services follows an announcement from central and eastern Europe’s largest carrier of new flights to Timisoara from London Luton Airport.Wizz Air recently stepped in to offer its services to passengers with seats booked on Centralwings’ routes.The rival low cost carrier recently announced that it was ceasing all scheduled flights to concentrate on tour operator charter flights.Several of the airlines main routes will cease on September 14th while others, including its Gdansk to Rome and Krakow to Athens routes, will end on September 30th. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedWizz Air adds Poznan flightsWizz Air has announced new flights to Rome and Cork from PoznanWizz Air to launch new flights to GermanyWizz Air will introduce two new flights to Germany in the springWizz Air unveils 15 new routesWizz Air has announced plans to expand its schedule with 15 new routes over the next six months.
Etihad Airways will boost capacity on its flights to Manchester from Abu Dhabi by almost 60 percent this summer.In June, the carrier’s A330-200 aircraft will be replaced by B777-300s, a move that will create an extra 2,100 seats on the route every week.Flights to Manchester have been operated by Etihad since 2006, and the increase in capacity is a response to rising demand from passengers travelling between the emirate and the north-west.Paul Baumgartner, chief commercial officer at Etihad, said that the airline’s Manchester services “have been performing very strongly”, with load factors almost totalling 80 percent last year.”The business and investment ties between Manchester and Abu Dhabi have never been stronger and the introduction of the B777 furthers our commitment to this important route,” he commented.”We are pleased to support business and leisure travel to the region, as well as offering our customers greater access to Abu Dhabi and our expanding global network.”From the beginning of this month, Manchester Airport introduced body scanners at its Terminal 2 as part of new government security rules.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedEtihad adds flights to MinskGulf carrier Etihad has announced plans to introduce flights to Belarus from Abu Dhabi.New flights to Hyderabad launched by EtihadEtihad Airways has launched new flights to Hyderabad from Abu Dhabi.Etihad Airways may launch further flights to the USThe chief executive of Etihad Airways has suggested that the carrier is planning on launching new flights to the US.
RelatedRyanair launches Mediterranean flight routesLow-cost airline Ryanair has announced a new range of flights for 2008, centring its routes on Italian airports.Virgin wins award for Heathrow loungeVirgin Atlantic’s Clubhouse at Heathrow Airport has been named the best business class loungeBudget airline announces new winter route to IstanbulCheap flights airline easyJet will be launching its 400th route with flights to Istanbul this winter. Forget the fags and the duty-free Chanel. The latest in-flight impulse buy on offer is a brand new car.Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post has reported that low-cost carrier, Spring Air, will soon be giving travellers the chance to purchase a new set of wheels at 35,000ft.A line of shiny new automobiles will be added to the airline’s inflight shopping catalogue this April, priced at 1,000,000 Yuan (£10,500). Unless you’ve got a lot of leftover foreign currency to use up, credit card payments will be accepted. The airline will also be offering frivolous flyers a grace period in which to cancel any orders made at altitude in case they change their mind once they land.This new in-flight offering will mean that Spring’s 500-plus crew will be re-trained in the dark arts of car sales, swotting up on the different models to tempt travellers to part with their holiday cash.But why stop with cars? The airline’s chairman, Wang Zheng-hua, has revealed that he has contemplated selling houses on board.We’ll just have to wait and see if flying car showrooms take off, or fail to get out of first gear.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineARGUS International Inc. was pleased to present the prestigious ARGUS Platinum Rating to Deer Jet, China’s largest charter jet operator, in a special ceremony held August 16 in Beijing, China. Deer Jet successfully passed an IS-BAO/ARGUS combination audit which resulted in IS-BAO Stage 1 registration as well as the Platinum rating. Leaders from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and representatives from ARGUS presented the certification to Deer Jet Chairman Liu Kaihong who said in accepting the award, “In recent years, Deer Jet has received numerous industry awards for its improved brand image and service quality. In 2010, Deer Jet was named the Business Aviation Operator Most Favored by Wealthy Chinese and Asia’s Best Business Aviation Brand, setting a benchmark for the branding of China’s business aviation. The Platinum Rating certification indicates that Deer Jet has officially evolved into a world-class business aviation company and brand.”“The Platinum Rating is the highest level of achievement for a business jet operator,” said Joe Moeggenberg, ARGUS President and CEO. “Of more than 2,000 corporate aircraft operators all over the world, only 87 have received the Platinum Rating. The award means Deer Jet has reached the highest operational level as measured by industry best practices. I am pleased to welcome Deer Jet to this elite group that has built an organization that is culturally centered around safety and quality. And I am especially pleased to have presented this award to them at this very special ceremony.”In addition to IBAC, ARGUS and Deer Jet representatives, officials from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and other dignitaries were present along with senior executives from the world’s leading business jet manufacturers including Boeing, Airbus, Gulfstream, Dassault, Bombardier and Embraer.As the demand for business jets has grown worldwide so has the demand for professional third party due diligence. ARGUS is the world’s only international audit program that has been authorized by both IBAC and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).Deer Jet Co., Ltd, founded in 1995, is a subsidiary of the Hainan Airlines Group, and the first professional business aviation company specializing in business charter, aircraft management, ground handling, medical evacuation and consulting services for private jet procurement in China. Deer Jet currently has 39 business aircraft, making it the largest operator and service provider of business aviation in the Asia-Pacific region.www.argus.aero
Beverly Hills, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineNext year marks Westime’s 24th anniversary as Los Angeles’ premiere retailer of extraordinary watches. In celebration, Westime’s original flagship boutique in West Los Angeles will move to a 6,600-square-foot building on Sunset Boulevard. The relocation will take place in the fall of 2011.Westime Sunset’s home, a standalone corner building at 8569 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, will reside at the heart of the prestigious two-block stretch known as Sunset Plaza. In its December 2010 issue, Los Angeles magazine described Sunset Plaza as offering “people watching on a scale unchanged from the days when Garbo, Dietrich and Lombard reigned.” Cafes with sidewalk dining, luxury fashion boutiques, European day spas and the SoHo House private club are among the neighborhood’s businesses.“Sunset is the ideal setting for Westime as we grow and take the retail shopping experience in new directions,” says Greg Simonian, president of Westime. “The spacious new location, which has abundant parking on-site, will allow us to create a whole new store concept. Westime will always specialize in fine timepieces, but now we can offer our clients so much more,” Simonian adds.Until the opening of Westime Sunset, Westime Los Angeles will remain in operation at 10800 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, (310) 470-1388, firstname.lastname@example.org. The move does not impact the Westime Beverly Hills location. It remains open at 254 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills.www.westime.com
Stowe, Vermont – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineFour Diamond Package Stowe Mountain Lodge is proud to announce two recent notable recognitions—one by travelers and one by travel industry experts. Condé Nast Reader’s Choice Awards listed Stowe Mountain Lodge as #5 in the nation and #89 in the world for Overall Top Resorts. Additionally, Stowe Mountain Lodge and Solstice restaurant both received AAA Four-Diamond recognitions, only two years after opening. • Discounted luxury accommodations for two • Dinner for two in Solstice, our AAA Four-Diamond restaurant • 2 one-day ski lift passes • Bottle of champagne upon arrivalNew England Thanksgiving Package Guests are invited to give thanks and celebrate Thanksgiving at Stowe Mountain Lodge. Executive Chef Tiffany Sawyer has prepared a classical New England Thanksgiving menu including maple sugar butter glaze turkey carving station with port and orange scented cranberry sauce, butternut squash bisque, shellfish chowder, bourbon blue cheese sweet potato mashed and homemade pumpkin pie. • Discounted luxury accommodations • Thanksgiving dinner for two in Solstice (with the option of adding additional adult or children’s dinners)Ski & Stay Package Stowe is the Ski Capital of the East, recognized for boasting the highest peak in Vermont, Mount Mansfield. Stowe Mountain Lodge is the only ski-in/ski-out resort in Stowe, making it the perfect complement to day on the slopes. Guests are also welcome to take advantage of Stowe Mountain Lodge’s complimentary ski valet, which will keep snow gear dry, warm and organized during their stay. • Discounted luxury accommodations • Breakfast for two each morning • 2 adult lift tickets per day • $50 spa noteFamily STOWEcation Package With tons of family-friendly activities and a welcoming environment, Stowe Mountain Lodge invites families of all sizes this winter to enjoy the winter season in Stowe. With accommodations ranging from a full studio to a four-bedroom suite, Stowe Mountain Lodge comfortably conforms to family travel, featuring year-round heated pool, kids’ game room, on-site dining and KidSpa (to open this winter). • Discounted luxury accommodations • Make-your-own snowman kit • Kids’ welcome basket—including s’mores, popcorn, hot chocolate, etc. • In-room movie rental • 6 tokens for Stowe Mountain Lodge’s game roomwww.stowemountainlodge.com
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The Jamaica Tourist Board announced that 2008 was another year of growth for its tourism industry. The island’s stopover arrivals increased by 3.9 percent, with a total of 1,769,271 visitors. Of that number, 1,150,942 of the arrivals came from the United States – representing a 1.6 percent increase from that market over 2007.“The United States has historically been the largest source market for Jamaica’s tourism,” said John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Though current economic hardships pose a challenge to the travel industry, we are confident that travelers from the United States will consider Jamaica’s accessibility and value when considering a vacation destination in the coming year.”The number of travelers to Jamaica from the U.S. continues to remain very strong, with the U.S. making up more than 65 percent of all the island’s visitors in 2008.A range of new and expanded attractions is also adding to Jamaica’s new dynamic. The attractions are themed to showcase the island’s rich history and cultural heritage while at the same time being entertaining and informative. Opened last summer, Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios is one of Jamaica’s new environmentally friendly attractions, which has been a magnet for new and returning visitors.www.visitjamaica.com
Napa Valley, CA—Meadowood Napa Valley is offering a romantic Rare & Collectible Wine Lovers’ Getaway through the month of April, Monday through Saturday. This special offer begins at $1,540 per couple and includes: • One night’s lodging in a guest room with a fireplace • A welcome glass of wine fireside in The Restaurant Bar with Restaurant Sommelier Rom Toulon • Dinner for two in The Restaurant at Meadowood featuring Meadowood’s Rare & Collectible Wine Lovers’ Menu created by Michelin Two-Star Chef Christopher Kostow & Rom ToulonTo reserve the Rare & Collectible Wine Lovers’ Getaway, please call 707-963-3646 or 800-458-8080.Menu: At the Bar Jonata, “La Flor de Jonata”, Santa Ynez Valley – 2006 Lobster Carpaccio Black River Osetra Caviar Le Reve, Domaine Carneros by Taittinger, Napa – 2001Cold Smoked Kampachi Rhubarb, Beet, Spring Onion Kongsgaard, “The Judge”, Napa Valley – 2005Sonoma Pousin Clam, Chorizo, Lemon Verbena Marcassin, “Blue Slide Ridge Vineyard”, Russian River Valley – 2003Roasted Sonoma Lamb Date Carpaccio, Cinnamon, Arugula Harlan Estate, Oakville – 2003Strawberries From the Garden Château D’Yquem, Sauternes, France – 1995About Meadowood Napa Valley: Meadowood is nestled among 250 private acres in the heart of Napa Valley, America’s premiere wine growing region. The estate is a center for social, cultural, and viticultural life in the valley and is known for its beautiful, natural setting, gracious hospitality, classic architecture and traditional pastimes including croquet, tennis, golf, swimming, hiking, bird-watching, fine dining, and the enjoyment of wine. Also a private club, Meadowood counts Napa Valley’s most prominent vintners among its membership. A Relais & Chateaux property, Meadowood is one mile east from downtown St. Helena and 18 miles north of Napa. For reservations or more information on Meadowood please call (800) 458-8080 or visit www
by The Associated Press Posted Apr 23, 2018 10:58 am PDT Last Updated Apr 23, 2018 at 11:21 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NBC, US Figure Skating have new rights deal COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – U.S. Figure Skating and NBC have a new agreement for domestic and international events through 2026.The deal announced Monday includes coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships; ISU Grand Prix series, including Skate America; ISU World Championships; the Four Continents Championships; the European Championships; and the World Team Trophy.Each season during the partnership, NBC Sports Group will present at least 80 hours of coverage, including 30-plus hours on NBC. An additional 50-plus hours will be on NBC Sports Network.NBCSN will carry four hours of coverage of ISU Speed Skating and Short Track Speed Skating World Championship events.U.S. Figure Skating President Sam Auxier says the arrangement “makes complete sense for our organization” and ensures that “domestic and international figure skating events have maximum exposure.”
NEW YORK, N.Y. – A 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani of a reclining nude woman that was once considered obscene in Paris sold for over $157 million at an auction in Manhattan on Monday.“Nu couche (sur le cote gauche)” was the highlight of Sotheby’s “Impressionist & Modern Art” sale featuring Pablo Picasso works spanning seven decades, and paintings by Claude Monet, Edvard Munch and Georgia O’Keeffe.Modigliani shocked Europe at the turn of the 19th century with his series of 22 nudes reclining in every possible position. When the Italian-born, Jewish artist’s nudes were unveiled at a Paris gallery, police demanded that it be shut down, offended by the unflinching strokes of his oil brush that thrust art’s nude figure into the modern era.In the past half-dozen years, prices for Modigliani’s works have soared, from $26 million the current owner paid for “Nu couche (sur le cote gauche)” in 2003 to as much as $170 million.Picasso’s “Le Repos,” an image of his lover and “golden muse,” Marie-Therese Walter, sold for $40 million. It was one of 11 Picasso works that were offered Monday evening.Claude Monet’s “Matinee sur la Seine” (Morning on the Seine), part of a lineup of river landscapes he painted while on a boat, capturing the changing light from sunrise to a lightning storm, brought in $20.6 million.Both Munch’s “Summer Night” and O’Keeffe “Lake George with White Birch” each fetched over $11 million.Modigliani’s painting, which had the highest pre-auction estimate at $150 million, was still well short of the record for the most expensive painting ever sold.Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sold last year at Christie’s for $450 million. Modigliani painting fetches $157 million at auction by Verena Dobnik, The Associated Press Posted May 15, 2018 8:30 am PDT Last Updated May 15, 2018 at 1:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
by The Associated Press Posted Jul 27, 2018 7:23 am PDT Last Updated Jul 27, 2018 at 8:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Prince Charles says he was deceived by disgraced bishop FILE – In this Thursday, March 15, 2018 filer, Britain’s Prince Charles looks on ahead of delivering his Easter message at Clarence House in London. Prince Charles has issued a statement to a British inquiry investigating child abuse, saying he’d been deceived by a disgraced Church of England bishop jailed for sex abuse. The remarks by the Prince of Wales Friday, July 27, 2018 came amid an investigation into the handling of allegations against former Bishop Peter Ball, who had claimed to be a confidant of the heir to the throne. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File) LONDON – Prince Charles has issued a statement to a British inquiry investigating child abuse, saying he’d been deceived by a disgraced Church of England bishop jailed for sex abuse.The remarks by the Prince of Wales Friday came amid an investigation into the handling of allegations against former Bishop Peter Ball, who had claimed to be a confidant of the heir to the throne.The 86-year-old Ball had accepted a caution for one count of gross indecency in 1993, but later admitted further crimes. He is jailed for sexually abusing 18 young men over 30 years.Charles says he didn’t realize the truth until Ball’s conviction. He dismissed any suggestions he had ever tried to interfere in the police investigation, although he acknowledged it was possible that his name had been taken “in vain.”
Lawsuit: Rapper Boozie targeted for shopping while black by The Associated Press Posted Jan 7, 2019 6:59 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BILOXI, Miss. — Hip-hop star Boosie BadAzz says he was pepper-sprayed by a mall guard in Mississippi because he’s black, but the guard and police say otherwise.The Sun Herald reported Thursday on pretrial testimony in Boosie’s federal lawsuit. The celebrity entered a Dillard’s store with about 20 onlookers during Biloxi’s 2017 Black Beach Weekend. Biloxi officer Matt Howard says he was called to assist with the “unruly crowd.”Guard Glen Kerley says he pepper-sprayed Boosie’s assistant, who he says clenched his fists after being asked to leave. Kerley and Howard say the group then attacked Kerley outside.Testimony indicates that Kerley repeatedly pepper-sprayed Boosie. Tammy Cotton, who worked for Dillard’s at the time, testified that Kerley was known for being aggressive to black shoppers.A settlement meeting is set for Jan. 17.___Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.comThe Associated Press
March 30, 2002 The siltcast designsfor the ceilings of Unit 6 & 7 (East Crescent) were personally carved by Paolo.[photo & text: Ray Lam] Residents,volunteers, and workshoppers learn the process of siltcasting by working with Paolo. [RL] The intial carvingstage is finished for the Unit 6 Siltcast. [RL] Resident artist,Tristan, applies some color to the silt. [RL] >>Left photo>> After the silt is formed, colored concrete pigments are>>applied. Right photo>> A thin coat of concrete slurry is carefully>>poured onto the colored silt form. [RL] >>Left photo>> Unit 6 Siltcast form Right photo>> Unit 7 Siltcast form>>[RL] >>Left photo>> Nylon fibers are added to the slurry to help the>>siltcast hold to the concrete slab. Right photo>> The siltcast is>>covered until the concrete slab is ready to be poured. Stay tuned for>>the Big Pour. [RL]
February 22, 2008 This continues our report from 2/20/08. [from left] The two A-frames have been set into the prepared forms and surrounded by rebar reinforcement in anticipation of the concrete pour. [from left] Construction staff Melissa Soluski and site electrician Dr. Sparks distribute concrete into the forms. This continues our report from 2/20/08. [from left] The two A-frames have been set into the prepared forms and surrounded by rebar reinforcement in anticipation of the concrete pour. [from left] Construction staff Melissa Soluski and site electrician Dr. Sparks distribute concrete into the forms. [Photo & text: sa] Crew members from other departments help with the concrete pour and finishing work. [Photo & text: sa] Utilities manager Scott Riley uses a trowel to finish the surface of the concrete. This report continues on 2/25/08. [Photo: Amber Klatt & text: sa]
Another 22-year-old has been arrested and remanded for eight days in connection with the double murder in Strovolos, Nicosia last week, police said on Sunday.The man was arrested on Saturday night and appeared in court Sunday without a lawyer, reports said. He was taken into custody on the testimony of a woman, also 22, who was herself remanded for eight says on Saturday.Two other suspects denied any involvement on Saturday in the brutal slayings of a teacher and his wife in their home.The pair, a man, 23, and the 22-year-old woman, were remanded in custody for eight days in connection with the murder of Giorgos Hadjigeorgiou, 60, and his wife, Dina Sergiou, 59 who were stabbed to death.The two, arrested on Friday evening, had been named by a 33-year-old suspect whom police detained earlier this week.Investigating officers told the court on Sunday that the latest and fourth suspect was suspected of premeditated murder, conspiracy, burglary, robbery, and possession of a dangerous weapon.They said the suspect confirmed that he was the person in the hoodie and he was the person who entered the house after the 33-year-old opened the door for him but he said the couple were already dead when he entered the bedroom.Police said that during a search at the 22-year-old’s home a pair of shoes were taken into evidence, which the suspect said he thought he was wearing on the night of the murder.The woman, in her statement, had told police that the 22-year-old man was the one driving the car on the night of the murder and that he had accompanied the 33-year-old into the house, the court heard. She also allegedly said that all four had organised the robbery and the target was the couple’s safe. Investigators told the court that two notebooks found in the 33-year-old’s car recorded the events.On Saturday, investigators told the court that the 23-year-old had been named as the person who stabbed the couple to death on the night of April 19-20 in their home on Zalongos Street.The investigator said the woman’s genetic material had been found on a sword, a club, and a pair of shoes found at the scene.The 33-year-old has said that the shoes belonged to him. He was also spotted on that night moving in the area suspiciously wielding the sword and the club.The court heard that a forensic examination of the suspects found scratches on the man, believed to have been caused eight to 10 days ago.The woman had contusions on her shoulder blade, thought to have been caused three to four days ago, police said. On Friday, the 33-year-old suspect told police where to find the knife used in the murder as well as the clothes he had been wearing that night. They were found at his father’s home.The couple had been stabbed multiple times in their bedroom. Their teenage son, who was in the house the night his parents were killed, told police he saw two men.One, who had his face uncovered entered his room and allegedly told him he had killed his parents, asking the boy where the money was.He led him downstairs to the kitchen and on the way he told him not to be afraid.“I will not hurt you. I also have a son.”The suspect asked the boy to open the kitchen door, which he did, and a second, hooded individual, came in. Police said they had found a sliding window open.The teen was then taken to the pantry where he was locked inside.Police said the boy managed to escape half an hour later by removing the louvres from the aluminium door, hurting his hands in the process.He then went upstairs to his parents’ room where he found them stabbed and then went outside to ask for help.You May LikeViral Topics10 Best Full Size Pickup TrucksViral TopicsUndoYachting MagazineThe World’s 20 Largest Yachts – Yachting MagazineYachting MagazineUndoLuxurious YachtsThe 10 Most Expensive Luxury Yachts in The WorldLuxurious YachtsUndo Property owners price themselves out of the marketUndoVerstappen wins crazy German Grand PrixUndoState Legal Service condemns attack on attorney-generalUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
The UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against.Women has praised Cyprus for the progress it has made in combatting the problem.The committee approved of Cyprus’ 2014-2017 strategic action plan on gender equality and its survey of the financial consequences of divorce for men and women, according to a press release from its 70th meeting in Geneva.The committee pointed out sectors in which additional measures could be taken to improve Cyprus’ compliance with the provisions of the convention on preventing discrimination against women.Head of the Cypriot delegation Law Commissioner Leda Koursoumba presented developments in Cyprus and pointed out that, due to the 1974 Turkish invasion and occupation of Cyprus’ northern third, the authorities of the Republic of Cyprus are prevented from exercising effective control and safeguarding women’s rights in the northern Turkish occupied areas.Chair of the committee Dalia Leinarte from Lithuania congratulated Cyprus on its efforts to abolish discrimination against women and encouraged the Cypriot delegation to evaluate and respond positively to the concerns expressed, for the benefit of women and girls in Cyprus. You May LikeHistoryDaily60 Once Beautiful Locations- What Happened To Them?HistoryDailyUndoNursing Degrees | Search AdsOnline Nursing Degree ProgramsNursing Degrees | Search AdsUndoInnoTechRV, LLCTire Pressure Monitoring Systems for RVs and TrucksInnoTechRV, LLCUndo Clear winner in first round of Kition bishop voteUndoUrgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoFour dead in California garlic festival shootingUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
A 71-year-old woman from Liopetri died on Friday after falling off a ladder at her home, police said.Panayiota Savva was found by her son at 5.20pm lying on the floor in the living room at the foot of a staircase leading to the first floor.Police said Savva had head injury probably, caused from the fall.A spokesman said it appeared the woman was using a ladder trying to reach a bag of clothing in a storage space at the top of the staircase.She apparently lost her balance and fell and hit her head on the first step before tumbling down the staircase.A post-mortem is scheduled for Saturday. You May LikeBeach RaiderCeline Dion Looks Starkly Different TodayBeach RaiderUndoBoredom Therapy21 Hilarious Dog Posts From SnapchatBoredom TherapyUndoTactWatchThis $89 military inspired smartwatch takes United States by storm! The idea is genius…TactWatchUndo At least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoModi versus Wild: Indian PM to join Bear Grylls in wildernessUndoBritain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
Primary school teachers said on Tuesday there was still room to come to an understanding with the government over differences that threaten to disrupt the new school year.On Monday, the government said it would send a new invitation to teachers for talks following a month-long spat over a cabinet decision to end the practice of reduced teaching hours according to the length of service as well as for extra-curricular activities.“We’ll wait for the minister’s invitation; we’ll study it and give our view,” Phylios Phylactou, the head of primary school teachers’ union Poed told the Cyprus News Agency.Phylactou said after they receive the minister’s letter, which, as the government said, will contain detailed positions, they will convene a meeting and decide whether a substantive dialogue can start.“As far as I understand, the letter will also include some sort of framework,” Phylactou added. He said teachers were not downbeat but neither optimistic because they wanted to see the document first before responding.He did strike a note of concern however, as regards the minister’s comment on Monday that the doors to a dialogue remained open.“We have made numerous attempts to come to an understanding and find a solution in recent days but unfortunately they didn’t bear fruit,” he said.He did voice his belief though that there was still room to come to an understanding.“We still believe there is room to come to an understanding provided there is good will,” he added.On Monday, Education Minister Costas Hambiaouris met President Nicos Anastasiades and briefed him on the matter.The matter has been in the spotlight for over a month now with the government appearing resolute, at least for the time being, and teachers’ unions determined not to back down.The public debate that ensued was also marked by exchanges on social media between Auditor-general Odysseas Michaelides and the employers’ association Keve, on one side, and educators on the other.Thousands of teachers took to the streets in July to protest and are expected to do so again at the end of this month if the issue is not resolved.You May LikeSUVs | Search AdsHave You Seen These New 2019 Crossover SUV’s?SUVs | Search AdsUndothedelite.comTotal List Of Stores Closing Locations in 2019thedelite.comUndoShlopTop 10 Best Airlines To Fly On Across The WorldShlopUndo British woman who claimed gang-rape taken to courtUndoFrom space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoWidowers threaten legal action over pensionsUndoby Taboolaby Taboola