UN chief appoints Lebanese official as head of operations in Libya

UN Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Ghassan Salamé as his Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), which is working to facilitate a Libyan-led political solution to the challenges facing the country. In a statement announcing the appointment, a UN spokesperson said that Mr. Salamé brings to his new position over three decades of experience in public service and academia. Mr. Salamé will succeed Martin Kobler of Germany, whom the UN spokesperson said that Mr. Guterres is grateful for his dedication and service, as well as for his effective leadership of UNSMIL.The announcement comes one day after Mr. Guterres appointed Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov of Russia as Under-Secretary-General of the newly created UN Counter-Terrorism Office.RELATED: General Assembly approves creation of new UN Counter-Terrorism OfficeMr. Voronkov, who is currently the Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN agencies in Vienna, will chair the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force Office (CTITF) and serve as Executive Director of the UN Counter-Terrorism Centre.Yesterday, Mr. Guterres appointed Ana Maria Menéndez of Spain as the next Senior Adviser on Policy. Ms. Menéndez, who replaces Kyung-wha Kang of the Republic of Korea, currently serves as Spain’s Ambassador to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva. read more

Court of Appeal dismisses Slab Murphys appeal against tax conviction

first_img https://jrnl.ie/3212655 Court of Appeal dismisses ‘Slab’ Murphy’s appeal against tax conviction Murphy was sentenced to 18 months in prison last February. 170 Comments Share70 Tweet Email By Ruaidhrí Giblin Monday 30 Jan 2017, 1:59 PM Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy, pictured in February 2016 Source: RollingNews.ieUpdated 13.59THE COURT OF Appeal has dismissed prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy’s appeal against conviction for evading tax on profits from farming.Lawyers for the 67-year-old, whose farm at Hackballscross, Co Louth, straddles the border with Northern Ireland, had told the Court of Appeal that Murphy had “nothing to do with cattle farming” and that the authorities “went after” Thomas Murphy for tax his brother, Patrick, had already paid.Murphy had pleaded not guilty at the non-jury Special Criminal Court to nine charges of failing to comply with tax laws in the Irish Republic for the years 1996/97 to 2004.The three-judge Special Criminal Court found Murphy guilty on all counts and he was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment on 26 February last.Murphy brought an appeal against his conviction last November. However, having considered the matter “carefully” and “thoroughly”, President of the Court of Appeal Mr Justice Seán Ryan said the court had concluded that the appeal be dismissed on all grounds.In a 94-page judgment handed down today, Mr Justice Ryan said the written submissions in the appeal were “daunting” extending to over 350 pages. He said some of Murphy’s 53 grounds of appeal were general and “repetitious”.Mr Justice Ryan said the appeal was not a “reconsideration of the entire trial”. Rather, the Court of Appeal approached the case on the basis of asking whether the Special Criminal Court was entitled to come to the conclusions it did and find Thomas Murphy guilty; whether the defence established reasonable doubt generally or on any of the elements that the prosecution relied on; and whether the judgment of the Special Criminal Court was a satisfactory one which complied with obligations to explain its reasoning.EvidenceMr Justice Ryan said the evidence included a herd number registered to Thomas Murphy; evidence from a vet of Murphy’s involvement in cattle farming; evidence that a farmer rented land to Thomas Murphy “for cattle farming”; sales and purchases of cattle in relation to the herd; a bank account in Thomas Murphy’s name; payment orders by the Paymaster General in respect of the herd made payable to Thomas Murphy lodged into the Thomas Murphy bank account; evidence from an accountant in the Criminal Assets Bureau in respect of books and records showing Thomas Murphy’s involvement in a farming business and evidence from an Inspector of Taxes that Thomas Murphy was a chargeable person and that he had not made returns.The prosecution submitted that the case was a “straightforward one”, Mr Justice Ryan said, that it was not disputed that a substantial cattle trade was carried out in the name of Thomas Murphy; that monies generated from that trade went into a bank account in Thomas Murphy’s name and that a pension policy “personally incepted by him” was funded from that bank account.Ultimately the case came down to whether or not the prosecution proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Thomas Murphy was a chargeable person in respect of that trade, Mr Justice Ryan said.The defence case was that “forgery was afoot” – that documents in Thomas Murphy’s name were created by others, particularly, his brother, Patrick Murphy.Counsel for Murphy, John Kearney QC, submitted that the trial court had to have reasonable doubt because of the documentary material they put forward and their “hypothesis” which placed Patrick Murphy as the “mastermind behind the entire affair”.Much of that was based on the evidence of a defence handwriting expert whose evidence in respect of certain documents “actually tends to confirm the prosecution evidence and the presumptions,” Mr Justice Ryan said.SubmissionsThe defence submissions contained a “serious misunderstanding” of the effect of his evidence, Mr Justice Ryan said. It was “mistaken” to say his opinion mandated a finding of reasonable doubt in respect of certain documents.Taking the handwriting expert’s evidence at face value, he established that a number of documents purportedly signed by Thomas Murphy were not signed by him. However, “that is just what the Special Criminal Court said in its judgement”.His evidence alone was insufficient to raise a reasonable doubt as to the authenticity of all the documents on which the prosecution relied to make its case. His testimony was restricted to a “limited number of documents”. It “validated some” and “expressed neutrality about a large number of others”.It was worth noting that the defence handwriting expert was of the opinion that “on the balance of probabilities” the signature on the application for a herd number was that of Thomas Murphy, Mr Justice Ryan said.The evidence of the operation of the bank account, as accepted by the Special Criminal Court, was evidence that Thomas Murphy was a chargeable person, Mr Justice Ryan said. The Court noted that the defence handwriting expert did not give evidence questioning the authenticity of those signatures.Furthermore, Mr Justice Ryan said there was no basis for contending that the trial court did not give reasons for its verdict.He said the Special Criminal Court’s verdict reflected the “fundamental simplicity of the issue before the court in regard to the counts on the indictment, the strength of the prosecution case and the essentially hypothetical nature of the defence”.The particular criticism of the brevity of the court’s judgement “perhaps is that the court did not engage in a detailed analysis of the handwriting evidence on which the defence based so much of its case”.However, that evidence, as already mentioned, fell “far short of undermining the prosecution case”.Mr Justice Ryan, who sat with Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan and Mr Justice John Edwards, said the court accordingly dismissed the appeal on all grounds.Murphy’s barrister, Tony McGillicuddy BL, asked the court for time to allow instructions be taken to see whether an appeal against sentence was being pursued.The matter was listed for mention on Monday next.Read: Woman who threatened gardaí with blood-filled syringes in Dublin city centre avoids jail timeRead: Dozens ordered to leave Cabinteely hostel due to ‘fire and health risk’ Short URL Jan 30th 2017, 1:59 PM 15,625 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Learn Ancient Greek

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Learn about the origins and rich history of everything from philosophy to mathematics and modern English while learning Ancient Greek. The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria has announced that they will be holding Ancient Greek lessons for students in years 7, 8 and 9. Classes will cover a wide range of interesting and relevant topics such as uncovering the origins of philosophy, science and politics, develop a better understanding of the English language, as well as improve students’ ATAR in VCE. Classes will commence in Term 3 of 2012 and will take place at St. Gregory the Great Primary in Doncaster every Saturday mornings. Each class will run for three hours. For more information contact the Greek Community offices on 9662 2722 or education@greekcommunity.com.aulast_img read more

Dengue traitement maladie symptômes définition ce quil faut savoir sur cette maladie

first_imgDengue : traitement, maladie, symptômes, définition, ce qu’il faut savoir sur cette maladieLa dengue est une maladie à laquelle est exposée plus de la moitié de la population mondiale. Cette maladie qui commence avec de simples symptômes grippaux peut amener des complications potentiellement mortelles.Qu’est-ce que la dengue ?Cette une infection virale qui se transmet par la piqûre d’un moustique. Les effets grippaux peuvent rapidement amener des complications, on parle alors de dengue sévère. Ces dernières années, la progression de la dengue se fait de manière alarmante dans les régions tropicales du monde. C’est une maladie particulièrement développée dans les environnements urbains. Aucun traitement spécifique n’existe pour cette maladie mais une détection précoce permet de faire baisser le taux de mortalité en dessous de 1%. Un vaccin contre la dengue a récemment été proposé à des pays touché par l’épidémie mais fait pour l’instant scandale aux Philippines.Comment la maladie se transmet-elle ?La dengue se transmet par la piqûre des moustiques femelles, des espèces Aedes aegypti et Aedes albopictus. Après 4 à 10 jours d’incubation, le moustique peut infecter des gens le reste de sa vie. L’être humain est lui-même une source de contamination pour les moustiques qui ne sont pas encore infectés. Plusieurs sérotypes Il existe 4 sérotypes , le DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 et DEN-4. Lorsque l’on en attrape un et que l’on se soigne, on devient immunisé à vie contre ce sérotype.  Une épidémie en progressionSelon l’OMS , 390 millions de cas sont recensés tous les ans.  Une propagation en France possibleToujours selon l’OMS, rien que sur le continent Américain, 10 200 cas de dengue sévère ont provoqué 1181 décès. En France et en Croatie, une transmission locale a été rapportée en 2010. SymptômesLa dengue déclenche une forte fièvre chez le malade et d’autres symptômes peuvent suivre comme des nausées et des vomissements, des éruptions cutanées ou encore des douleurs musculaires. La période d’incubation est de 4 à 10 jours et les symptômes durent de 2 à 7 jours. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?La dengue sévère est une complication qui peut être mortelle : elle est due à une accumulation liquidienne, une détresse respiratoire ou encore à une insuffisance organique. Le premier symptôme qui doit alerter est la baisse de la température corporelle en dessous de 38 degrés.  Les symptômes de la dengue sévère peuvent être des vomissements, une grande fatigue, du sang dans les vomissures ou un saignement des gencives. On peut mourrir sous 1 à 2 jours de cette complication. TraitementAucun traitement spécifique n’existe pour l’instant pour soigner la dengue. Un premier vaccin sorti en 2015 n’aurait pas encore fait ses preuves. Le 16 janvier 2018 à 17:03 • Morsli Paulinelast_img read more

The Rock on cover of National Review, Eric Bischoff talks WWE Hall of Fame

first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter April 29, 2017 at 2:18 am Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tops Forbes Magazine’s Highest Paid Actors of 2019 list Dwayne Johnson: Tribut an Paul Walker Now Playing Up Next Tyrese Gibson Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announces “Ballers” to end on HBO with Season Five Kevin Hart The Rock on cover of National ReviewNational Review is featuring Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock on the cover of the latest issue focusing on the partnership between celebrity and politics.An excerpt from the issue reads as follows.“Part of the legend of The Rock is this May 1, 2011, tweet: ‘Just got word that will shock the world — Land of the free . . . home of the brave DAMN PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!’ He tweeted this at 10:24 p.m. It was not for another 45 minutes that major networks began reporting Osama bin Laden’s death, and it was 11:35 p.m. that night when Barack Obama formally announced the successful raid. How did The Rock know in advance? He had a cousin in the SEALs, but he won’t confirm his source.”Eric Bischoff talks WWE Hall of FameRyan Rider of Main Event Radio passed along a recap of Eric Bischoff discussing his return to WWE to take part in the Class of 2017 Hall of Fame ceremony earlier this month.“It was a lot of fun. You get to meet so many people who are behind the camera. They have such a hard-working loyal, professional and dedicated staff. I was probably just as excited to see people who work behind the scenes as those in front of the camera. The woman who handles travel who has been there for 31 years. The production team, they all know who they are and they’re a great staff of people.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipDwayne Johnson: Tribut an Paul WalkerVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:45/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:41 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Golly Eric, you’re such a grounded, salt-of-the-Earth guy… Is that the gimmick? WhatsApp Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention Dwayne Johnson shares rare tribute to late pal Paul Walker The Rock marries his longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian on August 18 in Hawaii These Actors Really Refused To Work With Each Other Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Paul Walker Comments are closed. Dwayne Johnson pens touching post on Paul Walker’s birthday Videos Articles 1 COMMENT Facebook Glen Värîs Google+ Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Man accused of possessing child porn now faces allegations of voyeurism

first_imgAn Amboy man already accused of possessing child pornography now faces additional allegations of voyeurism, after investigators say they found he snapped photos of a sleeping 12-year-old girl.Jordan Andrew Moorman, 25, was first arrested in May, after the Vancouver Police Department’s Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit received a tip in July 2016 from the blog site Tumblr, which said it detected a user had uploaded possible child pornography, according to an affidavit of probable cause.The online postings appeared to originate near La Center, according to court records, and over the months, investigators were able to trace the Tumblr account and associated email address back to Moorman. Investigators searched his home, and arrested Moorman in late May.He was initially booked on suspicion of 10 counts of first-degree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and three counts of first-degree dealing in depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.According to court records, Moorman told officers the Tumblr account and email belonged to him. He said he shared child pornography and believed there was child pornography on his cellphone, a computer in his room and a thumb drive. Moorman also said he had deleted child pornography from other devices.last_img read more

Lawsuit Filed Against Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor

first_imgRequest for comment from the Kenai Peninsula Borough were not returned in time for publication. A former human resources director, Sandra Brown, filed the lawsuit alleging she experienced disability discrimination following her diagnosis with terminal breast cancer. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A discrimination lawsuit was filed against the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Mayor Charlie Pierce on Monday in Kenai superior court. On Sept. 28, 2018 Brown was called in for a meeting with the Borough Attorney and the Borough Chief of Staff. According to Brown she was notified in the meeting that she was ‘terminated effective immediatly’. Brown received her diagnosis on May 24, 2018 and notified Mayor Pierce on June 13, 2018, after being approved for intermittent medical leave from the borough. According to court documents, Pierce’s response to the news about her diagnosis included inappropriate comments that implied her diagnosis was “not a big deal.” Brown claims that in the months after notifying Pierce and the borough about her diagnosis, Pierce excluded her from meetings pertaining to her job, publicly humiliated her, and rescheduled her performance evaluation on dates when Brown had approved medical leave, according to charging documents.last_img read more

Museum of Pizza is Cheesiest Art Exhibit Ever

first_imgStay on target Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterA ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’-Themed Cookbook Is Coming This Fall Pizza is enjoyed by the millions, yet it isn’t only savored in bars and restaurants. Foodies now have another hotspot to appreciate this cheesy Italian dish: The Museum of Pizza.Located in Brooklyn, New York, this exhibit-meets-Instagram playground gives visitors a glimpse of the past, present, and future of pizza via artwork. From psychedelic pies to abstract slices, The Museum of Pizza doesn’t come short on culinary admiration. As a creation of Nameless Network, a Brooklyn-based youth media network, The Museum of Pizza aims to celebrate pizza culture and explain why pizza is a game-changer when it comes to comfort food.Ready to feast your eyes on all things pizza? Read on to learn about The Museum of Pizza, which will be open until Nov. 18, and why it’s worth a trip for your social media feed.Pizza in the Past“History of Pizza” (Photo Credit: Genevieve Scarano)Your first stop at The Museum of Pizza is a cinema room, where you’ll get the 411 on pizza’s historical facts. Dubbed “History of Pizza,” this interactive movie exhibit provides background information on Italy’s cuisine roots, key pizza ingredients, and how delivery boxes rose in popularity during the ’40s and ’50s. Fun fact: According to The Museum of Pizza, approximately three billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year. That’s a lot of ooey, gooey, and cheesy effort.Trippy Parlor“Psychedelic Pizza Parlor” print (Photo Credit: Genevieve Scarano)A plate isn’t the only place for your delicious pie. Pizza culture is the next must-see exhibit on the tour, and artists including Sarah Bahbah and Jeremy Couillard, are serving up slices in many art forms. Take in a pizza box collage or trippy graphic pizza print at the exhibit, “Psychedelic Pizza Parlor.” Considering there are so many paintings, prints, and plushy variations of pizza, you’ll want to carve out at least 10 minutes to see the meal in the most beautiful, colorful, and wacky forms.Pizza box art (Photo Credit: Genevieve Scarano)A Slice of Instagram Heaven“Pizza Beach” (Photo Credit: Genevieve Scarano)Behind the glass? Not here. Visitors get to take part in the “cheesy” fun at The Museum of Pizza with interactive 3-D art exhibits that highlight the famous dish.Hit up “Pizza Beach,” by Adam Green, to soak in the sun, enjoy the water, and get lost in a pizza paradise. Or, if you’re dying to see the fusion of beauty and pizza, come see “Say Cheese” by Shawna X, where there are sculptures of a pizza compact, pizza lipstick, and toe nail art designs. The best part? It’s all open for the ‘gram, just in case you wanted to snap some shots of your pizza-perfect atmosphere.“Say Cheese” by Shawna X (Photo Credit: Genevieve ScaranoIn-the-Box Predictions“Welcome to the future/Dark side of Moon” by Gazoo (Photo Credit: Genevieve Scarano)We dabbled in pizza’s past and present, but we’re even more curious about its future. Even though technology will continue to increase, pizza isn’t going anywhere. It will still be in different forms, whether it’s a classic margherita style or a deep dish pie, and consumed by the masses worldwide. As “Welcome to the future/Dark side of Moon” by Gazoo suggests, “The Future is Pizza.” It could be 2018 or 3018, and pizza will still be a top meal pick for generations to come.More on Geek.com:National Pizza Month: Feast Your Eyes on the 10 Weirdest Pizza FlavorsAstronauts: They’re Just Like Us! Rocketeer Orders Pizza on Return to EarthDomino’s Japan Introduces the Decadent Ultra-Topping Pizzalast_img read more

Food connects

first_imgIn an endeavor to bring the SAARC nations together to jointly address the issue of employment and enhance regional integration, Sasian – South Asian Festival is being organised in the Capital At Hotel Ashok. The event will be a launch-pad for sustainable, cross cultural collaborations of South Asians across the globe.South Asian Festival will also host Lotus Bazaar which is a 4-day-long festival and will include a series of trans-disciplinary workshops, events, performances, symposia, exhibitions and fests. The Bazaar will offer space for direct retail to a selected few artists, artisans and cultural enterprises from all 9 South Asian countries attempting to connect the above to the global market. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Lotus Bazaar will also host South Asia’s first food festival named Sanjha Chulha, curated by Pushpesh Pant to promote the incredible variety of local and regional cuisines of South Asia showcasing the diversity of culinary art.The aim of the festival is to reverse de-skilling of artisans and revive the rich traditions of South Asia and to provide the traditional artisan with dignified options.When: March 28 – 31 Where: Hotel Ashokalast_img read more

Cong NCP boycott CMs tea party on eve of Maha winter session

first_imgThe Congress and NCP on Sunday boycotted a customary tea party hosted by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here on the eve of winter session of the state Legislature and accused the BJP-Shiv Sena government of failing on all fronts.The opposition leaders also reiterated that a scam of Rs 4000 crore has taken place in distribution of pulses in the state.In a joint press conference, leaders of the NCP and the Congress accused the BJP-led NDA government of failing to rein in suicides by farmers. Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra dam“…There is a shortfall in revenue collection; malnutrition deaths are on rise, the crime rate is also on rise in state, particularly in Nagpur,” said the Leader of Opposition in Assembly, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil of Congress.He was echoed by other leaders including the Leader of Opposition in Council, Dhananjay Munde and former deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar (both NCP).“The combined opposition has boycotted the customary tea party with Chief Minister (in protest against) the BJP-Shiv Sena government’s failure on every front,” said Vikhe Patil. Also Read – Union Min doubts ‘vote count’ in Bareilly, seeks probeHe said the saffron alliance of BJP and Sena had accused the Congress-NCP combine of “misrule” of 15 years when they came to power last year.“However, within a span of one year this government has undermined 15 years of our work,” the Congress leader told reporters after emerging from a combined meeting of the opposition parties.Vikhe Patil said the government stood “fully exposed” in the pulses scam and “we have already demanded resignation of Food and Civil Supplies Minister (Girish Bapat)”.last_img read more

High court Officials immune in suit over inmate suicide

first_imgBut the justices in an unsigned opinion said there was no clearly established law at the time giving inmates a right to adequate suicide prevention protocols.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   5 ways to recognize low testosterone WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says former Delaware prison administrators are immune from a lawsuit over a 2004 inmate suicide.The justices on Monday ruled against the family of Christopher Barkes, who hanged himself just hours after being arrested for violating probation.A federal appeals court ruled last year that the family could pursue claims that the prison violated Barkes’ constitutional rights by failing to conduct a proper suicide prevention screening.center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

Travel guide to the country of South Korea

first_imgSouth Korea is an East Asian nation on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. It’s equally known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, along with its coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities.Source: Expedialast_img

Related Top 8 places to eat and drink in Leeds for

first_img RelatedTop 8 places to eat and drink in Leeds for rugby fansWe give the lowdown on the best places to soak up some Rugby World Cup atmosphere in Leeds.Top 10 places to eat and drink in Gloucester for rugby fansIt’s rugby-mad Gloucester’s time to shine as it welcomes the Rugby World Cup.Top 10 places to eat and drink and party in Newcastle for rugby fansOur top picks of the Toon – here to help you have a ball during the Rugby World Cup in Newcastle without having to try. _Photo: Smalljim, CC BY-SA 3.0_2. WalkaboutThink rugby, think beer. For this, we think the Walkabout has always got to be in the mix, especially as it claims to have the biggest TV screen anywhere in town. If you’ve blown your cash celebrating the night before, on weekdays you can even snare lunch for a fiver! The bar staff here fully expect to see the players congregating in front of their big TV screens too.https://instagram.com/p/zsP2I3EsIU/3. Jack in the GreenIf you fancy more than just a standard pub serving the usual imported beers, Jack on the Green was in January this year named one of the UK’s top 50 gastro pubs. Their ‘Totally Devon’ local-produce-laden, three-course menu is a steal at £25.Posted by The Jack In The Green on Friday, 27 March 20154. Urban BurgerWhat could be more satisfying than a burger, whether you’re recovering from the night before or building up to the next big match? The plump patties at Urban Burger are backed up by local cheese and bread, too.Posted by Urban Burger Exeter on Thursday, 11 October 20125. Black Horse InnWhen a pub’s Facebook page boasts of pints from £1.99, you know you’re on to a winner. Feeling a little fragile? The Black Horse Inn’s Dirty Burger will sort you out, with the prime beef covered with a mound of chilli con carne, sauteéd red onions, jalapeños and French’s American mustard.Posted by Black Horse Inn on Thursday, 19 March 20156. Harry’s Grill BarThis family-run bolthole tempts carnivores with sticky short beef ribs in a maple and bourbon glaze, followed by chargrilled Devon minute steak with triple cooked fries. It makes Harry’s Grill Bar the perfect place to refuel after a big match.Sticky #Ribs anyone?Ribs marinated & cooked in maple syrup, soy, spices, pickled red cabbage and twisters!Posted by Harry’s Restaurant on Friday, 30 January 20157. Ruby Modern DinerIf fast food joints just don’t cut the mustard for you, posh up your burger at Ruby, with Devon blue cheese, chipotle mayo or chorizo. They do sliders here too and – our favourite – a range of pulled pork brioches. Yum.Burgerlad.com and EatingExeter.co.uk have tried the New SCORCHIO, Have you tried it yet?Posted by Ruby Burgers on Saturday, 2 May 20158. Hole in the WallThis boisterous drinking den declares itself a ‘rugby pub’ and is renowned for going just a little doolally over the oval ball. Having recovered from a serious fire last summer it has reopened with a new menu, and continues to be highly regarded for its excellent Sunday roast. They always have at least three ales on tap too.Posted by The Hole In The Wall on Friday, 9 August 20139. On the WaterfrontOn a sunny day there is no better place to be than down on Exeter’s historic Quayside. The stylish On the Waterfront bar is housed in a glorious 19th-century warehouse, with the outdoor tables by the water hotly contested. Get in here quick!It’s going to be a perfect night for sitting on the Quayside and watching the sun set. Who’s coming down?Posted by On The Waterfront on Monday, 11 May 201510. Gidleigh ParkThis two-Michelin-starred country retreat is within easy striking distance of Exeter, so consider slipping off the rugby top and popping on a shirt and tie instead for one of the best meals you’ll ever savour. Celebrated chef Michael Caines is at the helm in the Gidleigh Park kitchen, and the menu includes local produce such as Brixham scallops and Dartmoor beef.Lovely picture of the house taken by Magali our Assistant Sommelier out on a walkPosted by Gidleigh Park on Sunday, 1 June 2014Getting thereBus services C, 77 and 78 run from the city centre (where you will also find the train station) on match days to Sandy Park, while bus service 52 departs daily from Exeter’s bus station and stops on Sidmouth Road, near Sandy Park. There will also be a park and ride just off the A3052, near junction 30 of the M5, on match days.Going to any other games this Rugby World Cup? Check out our handy guides to some of the host cities:10 places for post-match munch in Milton KeynesGo ‘out out’ in MK after the match and see a different side to the Buckinghamshire ‘burb.Top 10 places to eat and drink in Manchester Check out our Top 10 pick of places to eat and drink in the city of Oasis and Manchester United – ideal for 2015 Rugby World Cup visitors.Top 10 bars and restaurants in London for rugby fans Our tips for 10 best places to eat and drink in London post-World Cup match.Leeds: where to eat and drink for during the RWCWe give the lowdown on the best places to soak up some Rugby World Cup atmosphere in Leeds.Top 10 places to eat and drink in Cardiff for rugby fans Travelling to Cardiff for the 2015 Rugby World Cup? Take note of our top tips on where to eat and drink in the Welsh capital.Top 10 places in Gloucester for scrummy scran during the RWC It’s rugby-mad Gloucester’s time to shine as it welcomes the Rugby World Cup.Newcastle’s top bars and restaurants on rugby daysOur top picks of the Toon – here to help you have a ball during the Rugby World Cup in Newcastle without having to try.6 of the best places to eat and drink in Leicester whether you like rugby or not Celebrate Rugby World Cup victory in one of these six top pubs and restaurants in Leicester.Brighton feasts for rugby fans: top 10 caf**é**s and restaurantsIf you’re heading to the games, or fancy a cheeky weekend beside the seaside, there’s plenty of fish and chips to be had but you might want to shake things up – here’s 10 of the best local bars and restaurants for you to check out.7 incredible rugby stadiums around the world Get set for the Rugby World Cup with our world tour of where to see rugby at its very best.Find flights to ExeterFind hotels in ExeterSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Well-heeled Exeter stands amid Roman city walls, its Gothic cathedral glowering down on medieval and Georgian houses, cobbled streets – and some thoroughly modern places to eat and drink.This is the foodie capital of Devon, located in the heart of a rural county that grows and rears some of England’s very best produce. Here you’ll find top quality dining options and a rash of vibrant pubs and bars, all set to entertain visitors during the Rugby World Cup.Sandy Park, home to the Exeter Chiefs and revamped just last year, will see three games of the 2015 Rugby World Cup (on 29 September, and 7 and 11 October) and Georgia, Romania, Tonga and Namibia will all site their Team Bases close to the city too. Look out for their players and fans as you enjoy your time in Exeter.1. Fan ZoneHead to Northernhay Gardens and join thousands of other rugby supporters – and what the organisers say will be a few players too – catching the games on a big TV screen. Entry is free, although sadly the beer isn’t! There will be lashings of food and other entertainment too, and it’s open every day of the tournament.last_img read more

Transport ministry calls for end to Paphos bus strike updated

first_imgThe transport ministry called on the Paphos bus company (Osypa) on Wednesday to call off strike measures, noting that the ministry is prepared to take legal action to restore public transport in Paphos.Bus drivers in Paphos went on an indefinite strike on Wednesday morning because they still have not received their December salaries.According to the ministry’s announcement, Osypa has already received the ministry’s funding for December, as determined by the existing contract, and is therefore obliged to meet its obligations in paying employees.The ministry also expressed its regret over the disruption and inconvenience to the public.Later on Wednesday, the spokesman for the striking bus drivers Christos Evangelou told state broadcaster Cybc that “there have been no developments, neither from the company nor from any other competent body, so we will continue until wages are paid.”Evangelou added that drivers will also require guarantees to be made that wages will be paid on time in the coming months, or else there is a risk of renewed strike action at the beginning of every month.“This is what we think will happen,” Evangelou said. “They will find some money to pay for December, but in February we will have problems again.”The situation is not the fault of the drivers, Evangelou added, who have a right to strike, especially since no one should be expected to work without getting paid.Around 5,000 pupils and 3,500 other passengers were estimated to have been affected by the strike on Wednesday.More are expected to be affected should the strike continue. The strike prompted the parent associations of the Paphos Technical School and the Emba Lyceum to ask pupils to abstain from classes for the first two periods on Thursday in protest.The decision was endorsed by the district and the Pancyprian confederation of parent associations.In a statement, the confederation said pupils were once more the victims of transport strikes that had developed into a scourge.“As parents, we are forced to find solutions for the transportation of our children to and from their schools so that they wouldn’t miss classes when we had entrusted their commute to the public transport system,” the statement said, suggesting no one really cared about their children.“Everyone’s children must enjoy the right of safe and timely transportation to and from schools without being hostage to any dispute between the parties involved,” the confederation said.Workers at Osypa have been complaining for months that their wages were being delayed due to non-payment of the government’s financial contribution to the company and went on strike in December for several days when November salaries had not been paid.“The ministry should have known that the money given to the company during the last strikes would only cover November and the 13th salary, but would not be enough to cover December wages as well,” Evangelou said.The ministry, on the other hand, claims that it is the company which owes money to the ministry rather than the other way around, according to the general director of the transport ministry Stavros Michael, who told Cybc that a letter has been sent to Osypa, requesting the settlement of this outstanding sum.“We are not prepared to give any more money than the sum stated in the contract,” Michael said. “The state is owed money, it does not owe.”You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthfinderEnter Any Name, Wait These Seconds, See Instant ResultsTruthfinderUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more