David Friend, The Canadian Press TORONTO — Another price hike is on the way for Netflix Canada subscribers as competition heats up among the biggest streaming video services.The company behind “Narcos” and “Orange Is the New Black” is introducing its biggest price increase yet for both new subscribers and current members.Netflix’s standard plan will now cost $3 more — or $13.99 a month — to watch content on two screens at a time.The basic plan — which does not offer high-definition video and only allows one stream — rises a dollar to $9.99 a month.Premium plan subscribers pay $3 more — or $16.99 a month — for up to four simultaneous streams and ultra high definition 4K video.Netflix says the higher prices are effective immediately for new subscribers, while existing users will be notified by email before their bills rise in the coming weeks.The company most recently increased prices for most plans by a dollar about a year and a half ago.Netflix says the move will help fund upcoming TV series and films as well as overall improvements to the Netflix platform.But the company also faces intense competition next year as the number of streaming platforms in the Canadian marketplace with attractive offerings grows.Earlier this month, Bell Media introduced a higher tier of its Crave streaming service that includes a selection of recent Hollywood movies and new HBO programs. The package, dubbed Crave+, costs about $20 per month.Next year, Disney jumps into the market with its own streaming platform. Disney+ is expected to be stocked with movies and original series like a prequel to “Star Wars: Rogue One” and a Marvel superhero show based on the character Loki from “Thor” and “The Avengers.”Other platforms could make headway too, including a new service operated by Criterion that specializes in classic films, and CBS All Access, which is beefing up its library of original shows that include “Tell Me A Story” and “Strange Angel.” Follow @dfriend on Twitter.
Marrakech- King Mohammed VI, Chairman of Al-Quds Committee, presented, in favor of the 2014-2018 action plan of Bayt Mal Al-Quds Agency, a concrete strategy to counter the attempts of the occupation forces to Judaize the holy city, said Foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar. “The plan initiated by the occupation authorities with the aim of Judaizing Jerusalem, requires a response within a specific policy, to which His Majesty called and emphasized through a new action plan of Bayt Mal Al-Quds Agency for the 2014-2018 period,” said Mezouar in a statement to MAP on the sidelines of the 20th session of the Al Quds Committee held on January 17-18 in Marrakech.He explained that this action plan is based on proactive field interventions to support the Maqdissis in their resistance to the Israeli occupation policies, noting that this approach illustrates the far-sightedness of His Majesty the King and the effectiveness of his approach vis -à-vis this issue.
Rabat – Four months into the UN’s deafening silence on the prospects of its Western Sahara agenda after the show’s main performer threw in the towel, Western Sahara is once again the notable absentee in UN Security Council’s scheduled meetings for September.As the UNSC announced its September schedule, the talking points for the upcoming security discussions do not feature the Western Sahara conflict. The glaring omission will likely revive circulating suggestions about the visible stasis that has set in among UN diplomatic circles and informed Western Sahara observers since the untimely resignation of Horst Kohler as personal envoy.Included in the UNSC’ schedule for September are security concerns as varied as the Libyan crisis, the Syrian predicament, and the global migration crisis and related topics such as human trafficking, among other global security challenges. The lingering Western Sahara conflict, one of the most complex territorial disputes to date, was conspicuous only by its absence from the schedule. The only possible, vague and arcane reference to Western Sahara is perhaps the agenda for a September 26 press briefing: “Peace and Security in Africa: Partnership to maintain regional peace and security.” At best, and provided the press briefing manages to circuitously touch upon Western Sahara, this reads more like a face-saving move, so telling a is the sidelining of Western Sahara-linked discussions just a month before the expiry date of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara (MINURSO).Read Also: Western Sahara and Alhurra TV’s Affront to the Moroccan PeopleWhile the omission is not particularly a cause for prolonged contention or wild speculations, as is often the case in this multilayered dispute, the news comes at an emotionally charged conjuncture in the progress of the UN-led negotiations. A major setbackLast May, Kohler surprisingly resigned from his post as the UN Secretary General’s personal envoy for Western Sahara. Among Western Sahara observers of different—sometimes exclusive—political and ideological persuasions, Kohler’s two-year tenure was largely seen as a notable success. In convincing all the four parties, especially Algeria and Mauritania, to be full-throated participants in the political process, Kohler helped gather a momentum that has escaped other UN envoys in almost three decades. Even for a territorial dispute as historically tangled and geopolitically convoluted as the Western Sahara case, there was palpable hope that it was only a matter of time before the Kohler-moderated process achieved something the international community has failed to even come close to imagining for over a decade.Read Also: Western Sahara: Everything You Should Know About Morocco’s Autonomy PlanWhere a number of his predecessors—James Baker and Christopher Ross, for example—came across as biased and favoring one side of the conflict, Kohler successfully gained the trust of all the parties. Or at least that was largely the impression, particularly buttressed by the series of the recently held Geneva meetings.On multiple occasions, either in his written reports to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres or in press statements from his office, Kohler repeatedly made it clear that the point of the settlement process was to devise a working formula for a mutually acceptable and politically negotiated solution. As a result, words and concepts such as realism, pragmatism, political feasibility, and compromise-based solution, emerged as the founding principles of the UN-led process under the German diplomat. “There is no doubt that Kohler’s sudden departure is a major setback for the UN political process to help the parties to the conflict to achieve a mutually acceptable political solution,” MWN’s editor-in-chief Samir Bennis wrote in May amid the what-is-next-saturated speculations after Kohler announced his resignation. Bennis continued, this time throwing in an even more pertinent observation: “Kohler breathed new life into the political process and thanks to his charisma and his gravitas, he enjoyed the relative trust of all parties. With his resignation, the political process is likely to return to square one. As an immediate result, it is likely that there will be no roundtables until early next year or even later.”Who will replace Kohler?Beyond Kohler’s formally announced reasons for resigning (his health conditions), there have been alternative suggestions for why the German “really left” amid perceived momentum. But for all the resulting contention, more often than not informed by observers’ stance on the Western Sahara dossier, a resounding agreement among observers has been that, for better or worse, replacing Kohler is set to be a pain in the neck for the UN-led process. Read Also: Western Sahara: What Horst Kohler’s Resignation Means for the Political ProcessA direct consequence of Kohler’s resignation, some specialists recently told Moroccan outlet le 360, is that the UN’s agenda will not feature Western Sahara until October of this year, when the UNSC will once again meet to deliver on whether to renew the mandate of MINURSO, the UN peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara. “The past 100 days have seen a breakdown in this [Western Sahara] matter,” political scientist Mustapha Sehimi told le 360. “There is a crisis of perspective.”Questions abound as MINURSO’s mandate reaches its end. Who will replace Kohler? Will Kohler’s replacement be an American or a European? Or should UNSG Guterres appoint an African or Asian diplomat as his personal envoy? Amid this uncertainty, there seems to emerge a picture of “back to square one” or even “business as usual,” giving the known ideologized voting, or the alliance-inspired politicking during UNSC proceedings. By all perceptible evidence, maintaining the momentum Kohler achieved in two years will prove an even more daunting task for the next personal envoy than was the case when the German diplomat took over what mostly looked like mission impossible, a doomed and hostility-beset dossier with scant hope of resolution in at least a decade.
6 February 2007Marking the first official meeting with a head of State at United Nations Headquarters in New York since taking office on 1 January, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held talks with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe today. In recounting the “very constructive meeting” with Mr. Ban to reporters, Mr. Uribe said, “we have expressed our support for the steps he wishes to take for the reform of the United Nations.”He also reaffirmed Colombia’s commitment to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of goals to slash global ills such as poverty and illiteracy, and said that his country was on track to meet its targets before 2015.The President also expressed his gratitude to various UN agencies for their support in his country. In particular, he and Mr. Ban agreed to extend the presence of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Colombia.Colombia’s ongoing challenge to eliminate illicit drugs was among the topics discussed, and Mr. Uribe asked for the world body’s continued support in the country’s “ambitious project” to eradicate them. He mentioned several steps being taken, such as spraying herbicides on drug crops to stem drug trafficking. Another initiative is a subsidy for 50,000 families farming in the rainforest to refrain from planting drugs which has the added benefit of curbing deforestation of the Amazon.The meeting coincides with today’s appeal by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to all armed groups in Colombia to desist from attacking civilians caught in the crossfire of a four-decade-long conflict between Government, leftist rebels and right-wing paramilitaries that has displaced approximately 3 million people.More than 170,000 have been forced from their homes in the past year, according to the Colombian Government, and internally displaced persons (IDPs) comprise 8 per cent of the country’s total population.Last Friday, the agency joined forces with more than 130 national and international organizations and the Government to launch the 2007 Campaign for the Rights of Displaced People in Colombia.Despite declining numbers of people fleeing their homes yearly, “we still have displacement and we ought to undertake every possible effort so that Colombia will finally be able to say to the world that we have put an end to displacement,” Mr. Uribe said. He pointed to a tenfold increase in funds to combat this problem as a positive step forward.
They also noted Sri Lanka’s reaffirmed commitment to establishing the remaining mechanisms aimed at truth seeking, reconciliation, reparation, and justice, on which the EU urged for prompt action. Progress with regard to the enactment of the International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance Act, unmet expectations of justice in the ’emblematic cases’, the further release of land, and the normalisation of civilian life in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka, were discussed during the meeting. Sri Lanka also provided updates on the ongoing constitutional reform process, and measures to combat corruption.Sri Lanka welcomed the EU’s support in rural development and the widening of development cooperation to include support to democratic governance and reconciliation. The EU continues to be one of largest grant donors to Sri Lanka, with an allocation of €210 million (approximately LKR 40 billion) for the period 2014-2020, and last year launched its largest programme of cooperation to improve the lives of poor people living in the rural areas of Central and Uva Provinces. The EU-Sri Lanka Investor Dialogue was recognised as providing a valuable forum for building confidence amongst EU investors in Sri Lanka and facilitating the resolution of issues that deterred further investment.In light of the lifting of the EU ban on export of fish from Sri Lanka, the participants of the Joint Commission noted the value that increased fishing exports would bring to the economy and the livelihoods of Sri Lankan fishing communities. Sri Lanka reiterated its continued commitment to managing and controlling fisheries in compliance with its international obligations.The EU welcomed the participation of Sri Lankan students, scholars and universities in EU higher education and research cooperation programmes. It further encouraged more applications from Sri Lanka in light of the available opportunities.The parties agreed on a series of follow-up actions ahead of the next Joint Commission meeting in Brussels later in the year.The meeting was co-chaired by Ms. Paola Pampaloni, Deputy Managing Director for Asia and Pacific of the European External Action Service, and Prasad Kariyawasam, Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) The European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission oversees the 1995 EU-Sri Lanka Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development. The EU and Sri Lanka remain committed to continuing bilateral discussions through the respective Working Groups and the GSP+ monitoring process with a view to further strengthening the implementation of the provisions of the 27 conventions.The accession to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction, and adoption of a National Human Rights Action Plan, as well as the acceptance of the vast majority of recommendations received during the third cycle of its Universal Periodic Review in November 2017, were welcomed by both parties as evidence of Sri Lanka’s continued commitment to reform.The meeting also provided an opportunity to exchange views on the implementation of the UN Human Rights Council Resolutions of 1 October 2015 and 23 March 2017. The parties noted the progress made with respect to the establishment of the Office on Missing Persons. The Commission accordingly deals with a broad range of bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest to the EU and Sri Lanka.The Working Group on Governance, Rule of Law, and Human Rights, the Working Group on Trade and Economic Cooperation Issues, and the Working Group on Development Cooperation–established under the terms of the Joint Commission–held meetings in the last year. Each Working Group reported back to the Joint Commission on their respective meetings. A joint EU-Sri Lanka statement said that the 21st meeting of the Joint Commission was held in an open and constructive spirit. The EU and Sri Lanka welcomed the formal restoration of the GSP Plus regime to Sri Lanka in May 2017, providing duty free access for more than 80% of Sri Lankan exports to the European Union, the world’s largest economy, and Sri Lanka’s largest export market.Sri Lanka stated that initial indications showed that the restoration of GSP Plus had contributed to a near doubling of export growth. The trade preferences scheme was restored in recognition of the progress made by Sri Lanka in implementing the 27 international conventions listed in the GSP Regulation relating to human rights, labour, good governance and the environment.The parties welcomed Sri Lanka’s recent accession to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, but there was agreement that the Government of Sri Lanka must ensure that the policy of zero-tolerance for the use of torture is implemented and that perpetrators are swiftly brought to justice. The EU re-emphasised its clear and unwavering expectation that urgent action would be taken by the Sri Lankan authorities to repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and replace it with legislation that is in line with international standards. Plans to resolve as soon as possible the situation of the remaining detainees held under the PTA were discussed. In addition, there was discussion of the need to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure to ensure fundamental legal safeguards. Its tasks include ensuring the implementation of the Agreement; setting mutually agreed priorities; and making constructive recommendations. The European Union (EU) today re-emphasised its clear and unwavering expectation that urgent action would be taken by the Sri Lankan authorities to repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and replace it with legislation that is in line with international standards.The 21st meeting of the European Union-Sri Lanka Joint Commission took place in Colombo today.
Speaking to the press after his breakfast meeting with the President on Saturday, the Secretary-General said they had discussed conflicts around Africa, AIDS, the African Union, regional issues, and the Nigerian-UN relationship.Mr. Annan was asked about the Security Council’s adoption Friday evening of a resolution requesting that the International Criminal Court (ICC) not prosecute or investigate a case involving the personnel of UN-established or UN-authorized operations who are from nations that are not party to the ICC Statute, for a 12-month period beginning on 1 July.Noting that Council members had been concerned about coming up with a solution that would respect the UN Charter and the Court’s Statute while reaffirming the authority of the Council, he said, “I think they managed to do just that.”The resolution, he said, “resolves the conflict in the sense that the Americans themselves backed away from the blanket immunity they were asking for American soldiers and American personnel.” He also noted that the Council’s action removed a potential conflict “that could have ended the UN peacekeeping operation in Bosnia and perhaps in other locations.” “I am satisfied with the solution that the Council has adopted and I don’t think there is any risk to peacekeepers nor is it in contradiction with the Statute of the Court,” he said.Asked about UN sanctions against Liberia, he observed that the Security Council would take appropriate action on the issue. “I am not sure that the solution to the crisis in Liberia is necessarily more weapons to continue the war,” he observed, urging the parties, including President Charles Taylor, to come together to discuss their differences, and pledging to do his best to work with them to find a solution.
by The Associated Press Posted Apr 23, 2014 11:36 am MDT FILE – This undated file photo peovided by the Tavern on the Green shows the building exterior and grounds decorated for the Holidays. The once grand restaurant in Central Park is reopening Thursday, April 24, 2014 after being closed since the operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009. (AP Photo/Tavern on the Green, File) NO SALES 5 things to know about NYC’s Tavern on the Green, reopening after being closed since 2009 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – New York City’s Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday under new management. Here are five things to know about the once-grand restaurant in Central Park:1. The Victorian Gothic structure was originally built in 1870 as a sheepfold for the flock that grazed in the Sheep Meadow. It became a restaurant in 1934 during a renovation undertaken by parks commissioner Robert Moses.2. Hollywood scion Warner LeRoy took over the restaurant’s lease in 1974 and turned it into a sprawling banquet hall that was one of the highest-grossing restaurants in the United States with revenues of $38 million in 2007. But it was hit hard by the 2008 financial downturn and the city Parks Department declined to renew its lease. The restaurant filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, served its last meal on Dec. 31, 2009, and auctioned off its furnishings.3. Movies including “Wall Street,” ”Ghostbusters” and “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” have had scenes filmed in Tavern on the Green. In “Ghostbusters,” a character played by Rick Moranis is chased by a monster and pounds on the restaurant’s windows, but the patrons ignore him.4. Tavern on the Green is next to the finish line of the New York City Marathon, and for years the restaurant hosted a pasta dinner on the eve of the race.5. In its heyday, Tavern on the Green was known for glitzy decor and boldface guests such as Grace Kelly and John Lennon but not for the food, which one Yelp reviewer compared to canned beef stew. The new menu, overseen by chef Katy Sparks, includes warm squid salad, braised lamb shank with fresh mint gremolata and heritage breed pork chop with roasted rhubarb and fennel.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. More than 100 children a day are having rotting teeth removed in hospital, when nine in ten cases could have been prevented, new figures show.Children aged five and under accounted for 14,545 tooth extractions in 2017/18 in England, with most of those – 12,783 – as a result of tooth decay.Among those up to the age of 19, some 38,385 procedures were carried out to remove decaying teeth – around 105 a day, the NHS figures show.Public Health England (PHE) is urging parents to watch their children’s sugar intake. It said most youngsters having around eight cubes of sugar more per day than the recommended limit of five cubes.Analysis by the British Dental Association found that children in parts of Yorkshire and the North West are almost five times more likely to undergo hospital extractions than the national average.The areas with the highest rates of extractions for 0 to 5-year-olds are Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Sheffield and Hyndburn.BDA chairman Mick Armstrong said: “Children’s oral health shouldn’t be a postcode lottery, but these figures show just how wide the oral health gap between rich and poor has become.”PHE said tooth decay can be largely prevented by reducing sugar consumption, using fluoride toothpastes and routine visits to the dentist.Dr Sandra White, dental lead for PHE, said: “Children are consuming far too much sugar each day, and this can have a very serious impact on their oral health.”Parents can help reduce their children’s sugar intake by making simple swaps when shopping and making sure their children’s teeth are brushed twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.”Small, consistent changes like these can have the biggest impact on children’s teeth.”Tooth extraction is the most common hospital procedure among six to 10-year-olds in England.PHE said at least 60,000 days of school are missed due to tooth extractions in hospitals.Professor Michael Escudier, from the Royal College of Surgeons, said: “The figures published today by Public Health England are horrifying.”Tens of thousands of young children are having to go through the distressing experience of having their teeth removed under general anaesthetic for a problem that is 90 per cent avoidable.”
A MAN WHO went missing in the US was found safe and well… by a local news team recording an item about his disappearance.WMTW reporter Norm Karkos and a cameraman were preparing to record a segment about the search for Robert McDonough, 73, when it was interrupted by an old man walking past in the background.After patiently waiting for him to exit the shot, the news crew in Limington, Maine realised what had happened.A happy outcome for everyone – and best of all, Karkos’s entire thought process was clearly visible on his face: YouTube/wmtwtvThe WMTW team then summoned rescuers to identify McDonough, who suffers from dementia and had been missing for around 14 hours.- Additional reporting APRay Charles is the blind golden retriever you’re about to fall in love with>Toddler Brant does The Wobble… amazingly>
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PORTLAND — The 33rd annual Portland Ski & Snowboard Show will be Nov. 14 through 16 at the Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive.Show hours will be 1 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 16.Admission costs $13 for adults and $3 for juniors ages 6 to 12. Youth younger than age 6 are admitted free.
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Thunder Mountain (National Park Service photo)The search for a crashed flightseeing plane in the Alaska Range has been halted after four of the five people on board were confirmed dead with the fifth missing as of Monday morning.According to the National Park Service, a DeHaviland Beaver that took off shortly after 5:00 pm on Saturday from Talkeetna crashed about an hour later near 11,000 feet of elevation. The plane’s GPS shows that it is on an area unofficially known as Thunder Ridge, fourteen miles southwest of the summit of Denali.A helicopter with rescue personnel on board was able to reach the crash site on Monday morning. A ranger was suspended below the helicopter and dug through the snow that had filled the airplane. The bodies of four of the five people on board were still inside. The fifth person was not found, and there were no footprints or other disturbances in the snow to indicate that anyone made it out of the aircraft.The names of the pilot and passengers have not been released. The last confirmed contact with the plane’s pilot occurred about an hour after the crash. Monday morning was the first look that rescue crews got at the crash site.Editor’s note: In full disclosure, K2 Aviation, the company that operates the crashed plane, is a KTNA underwriter.
HARARE: Zimbabwe announced on Monday that it would abandon the use of foreign currencies which replaced the local dollar that was swiped out by hyperinflation ten years ago. The crisis-hit country is facing another bout of sharply rising prices, with official inflation now at nearly 100 per cent — the highest since the hyperinflation era. Zimbabwe’s central bank said in a statement that official legal tender would be only the two local currencies — bond notes and “RTGS” — that were introduced as US dollar banknotes dried up. Also Read – Shahid Afridi joins ‘Kashmir Hour’ in military uniform Advertise With Us The US dollar, South African rand and other foreign currencies “shall no longer be legal tender alongside the Zimbabwe dollar in any transactions in Zimbabwe,” the bank said. “Bond notes and RTGS dollars are at par with the Zimbabwe dollar.” Bond notes were introduced in 2014, while electronic RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement) dollars came earlier this year. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to introduce a proper national currency soon. Bond notes and RTGS dollars have in theory been worth the same as US dollars, but have fallen sharply in value. Zimbabwe’s economy has been in ruins since hyperinflation peaked at 500 billion per cent in 2009 under president Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa’s efforts to attract investment and create jobs have struggled since he came to power in 2017.
Vijayawada: Satwik Chukkapalli, Chair, YI, Amaravati while inaugurating the Krishnashtami celebrations, jointly organised by Cultural Centre of Vijayawada and Amaravati (CCVA), Tridhara – The Art Land and Young Indians (YI- Amaravati) at CCVA on Thursday, said that the Krishnashtami celebrations mirror the spiritual heritage of India and also the creative talent of the kids in various forms of Balakrishna. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us He also inaugurated a special exhibition of Balakrishna in Art and Sculpture organised by CCVA. As many as 20 children and equal member of elders displayed their skills in dance and kolatam respectively choreographed by Guru Uma Venkata Rama Krishnan. The beauty and mischievousness of Lord Krishna came alive at the CCVA premises, at the Krishna Vesha Pradarshana in which the tiny tots enthralled the audience.
Firefighters rescue a survivor from Hotel Rigopiano in Farindola, central Italy, hit by an avalanche, in this handout picture released on 20 January, 2017. Photo: AFPEight people were found alive on Friday two days after being buried under a massive avalanche that hit a luxury mountain hotel in central Italy, a Civil Protection official said.Titti Postiglione told reporters that two of the survivors had already been pulled clear of the snow and debris which destroyed the isolated Hotel Rigopiano on Wednesday. Rescuers were digging to free the remaining six people.“Finding these people gives us further hope there are other survivors,” Postiglione said.More than 30 people, including four children, were in the building when the avalanche slammed into it, officials said, reducing much of it to rubble and spreading debris across the valley floor.Two men who were outside the hotel at the time managed to escape the wall of snow. Officials have confirmed that two bodies have been removed from the site, while Italian media said two more corpses had been located.One of the survivors found on Friday was a young girl, Deputy Interior Minister Filippo Bubbico said, who is helping coordinate rescue efforts at the scene.The group were found in the hotel kitchen area which was not crushed by the tonnes of snow that obliterated much of the four-storey building, media saidHelicopters have been dispatched with equipment and doctors to help extract and evacuate the survivors.The disaster struck the hotel in the Gran Sasso park late on Wednesday afternoon amid a driving snowstorm, just hours after four earthquakes with a magnitude above 5 rattled the area.As much as 5 metres (16 ft) of snow covered much of what is left of the hotel, said Walter Milan, a member of the Alpine Rescue service who was on the scene. Only sections of the spa and swimming area were intact, he said.An investigation into the tragedy has been opened by a court in Pescara amid accusations that the emergency response was slow. The first rescuers arrived amid a snow storm on skis early on Thursday morning, some 11 hours after the avalanche.Giampiero Parete, a chef who was a guest in the hotel, had gone to his car to get headache pills for his wife when the avalanche struck. His wife and two children, aged six and eight, are still missing.Parete called his boss, Quintino Marcella, with his cell phone at 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday, just after the avalanche had struck, asking him to call for help.“He told me: ‘The hotel has collapsed’” Marcella said in an interview with RAI state TV, adding that the local prefecture did not immediately believe him. He kept calling until he was assured help was on the way some two hours later.
The much awaited, Palate Fest is back in the capital with its spring foodfiesta – NDMC Palate Mini 2015. This festival brings the experience of dining, entertainment, cooking classes and workshops and food market alive for the Delhi audiences. The three day gastronomic affair is scheduled for March 13, 14 and 15 at Nehru Park.Owing its inception to the huge success of the annual New Delhi Palate Festival 2014 – the biggest food festival in India – and to its popular encoring demand, NDMC Palate Mini 2015 is an attempt at pacifying the capital’s hunger until the next annual Palate Fest. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’With 15 of Delhi’s top restaurants, 30 Gourmet Market vendors and live entertainment, NDMC Palate Mini 2015 makes a great day out in the park to unwind with family or friends. “NDMC is constantly looking to bring Delhi at par with world-class cities in terms of public amenities. This festival gives everyone- families, tourists, veterans, children – a chance to unwind and enjoy a day out in the park,” added Jalaj Srivastava, Chairperson NDMC.The festival showcases at least 15 cafes and has tied-up with popular names in the culinary space like The Leela Palace Delhi, Indigo Deli, Royal China, Smokey’s, Hyderabad Café, Punjab Grill Café, Sakae Sushi, Zambhar Coastal Café, Alaturka, Fat Lulu’s, FIO, Wok In The Clouds, Elma’s Kitchen.
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