Mamata, Chamling agree to resolve irritants, work together

first_imgWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Sikkim counterpart Pawan Kumar Chamling on Friday agreed to bury the hatchet on the Darjeeling issue and work together for peace and development in both the States. The two Chief Ministers held a meeting at the mini secretariat here on Friday. Later, at a joint press conference, they said the differences that arose between them during the disturbances in Darjeeling last year were a matter of the past. “We are neighbouring States. Both of us need a good understanding to maintain peace and promote development works. All misunderstandings are over now,” they said, adding that “all the problems and petty issues” between the two States would be sorted out and coordination strengthened.Mr. Chamling promised to cooperate with West Bengal in all the development initiatives in the Darjeeling hills. Ms. Banerjee, in turn, assured Mr. Chamling of her government’s cooperation for Sikkim’s development. “Because of their strategic locations, both Darjeeling and Sikkim need peace and development for growth and prosperity,” Ms. Banerjee said. Stating that Sikkim’s presence at the just-concluded Darjeeling Business Summit could have helped the region attract more investments, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo invited Mr. Chamling to its next edition. Mr. Chamling too invited Ms. Banerjee to Sikkim. Stating that a major share of tourists to Sikkim was from West Bengal, Ms. Banerjee said she would ensure that transportation between the two States was smooth. “Bengalis constitute a major chunk of Sikkim’s total tourist volume. I too love Sikkim, its capital Gangtok, and several other places. We have to think about the tourists. Vehicles from both sides will move freely and officials from both the States will take appropriate measures in this regard,” she said. Ms. Banerjee had, last month, accused Sikkim of fuelling the unrest in Darjeeling. She had also alleged that those with vested interests in Sikkim did not want development in the hills of Bengal. Mr. Chamling had voiced support to the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland during the over-three-month-long Darjeeling agitation last year and written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, saying the statehood would fulfil the demand of the people of the hills, bring permanent peace in the region and benefit Sikkim.Special Correspondent adds from Kolkata: Sources told The Hindu that the Union Home Minister played a “proactive role” in settling the differences.last_img read more

Dela Peña, Pangga win gold medals in Asian juniors boxing championships

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games “Even during clinches, I was talking, saying that this gold is mine and I won’t let it slip away,” dela Peña, last year’s Batang Pinoy silver medalist, said in Filipino.Familiar with his foe, the 15-year-old decorated Pangga said he had to box smartly and threw everything in his arsenal to beat Sukthet, who had sparred with him during the national team’s training in Thailand last month.“He (Sukthet) caught me with a solid body shot that time and it hurt so I had to be careful,” said Pangga, a four-time Batang Pinoy and 2016 Palarong Pambansa champion. “I just followed my coach’s (Ronald Chavez) instructions to measure him up first, in Filipino.”Always beaten to the punch by Pangga in their first encounter, Sukthet changed tactics and turned counter puncher.Eventually Pangga was able to pierce his defenses by unleashing rapid combinations to earn the nod of four judges with only the judge from United Arab Emirates going for Sukhtet.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img John Vincent Pangga. INQUIRER / Roy LuarcaPUERTO PRINCESA — Two finalists, two gold medalists for the Philippines.Kenneth dela Peña and John Vincent Pangga subdued their respective opponents Monday as the host country exceeded expectations in the 2017 ASBC Asian Juniors Boxing Championships at Puerto Princesa City Coliseum here.ADVERTISEMENT Former NBA star Metta World Peace says he’s ‘going to Manila’ Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Both Dela Pena and Pangga are aiming to make it to the Olympics someday.Having given the Philippines its first gold medals in the event confined to 15 and 16-year olds, dela Peña and Pangga will most likely represent the country in this year’s World Juniors,  the date and venue of which have yet to be announced by the AIBA (International Boxing Association).Ricky Vargas, president of the organizing Abap (Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines) was impressed with the Young Turks’ performances. “The kids fought with a lot of heart. They have a lot of potential to make it to the Olympics,” said Vargas. “I was surprised that we won two golds.”Also present were Abap secretary general Pato Gregorio and executive director Ed Picson.The Abap fielded only four bets for the tournament that drew entries from 18 nations, including world powerhouse Kazakhstan, with light flyweight Criz Russo Laurente and lightweight Norlan Petecio failing to advance to the medal round.Other early final bouts saw Kazakhstan’s Makhmud Sabirkhan snare the light flyweight and light bantamweight Biibars Zheksen snare the gold at the expense of Japanese Toshiya Yano and Uzbek Asadkhuja Muydinkhujaev, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A prized find from General  Santos  City,  Dela Pena beat Kazakhstan’s Akilbek Mukhtarov, 4-1, in the pinweight (44-46kg) category while Pangga, pride of Cagayan de Oro City, bested Thailand’s Sarawut Sukthet by the same score in the light flyweight (50kg) class.Endowed with fast hands and agile on his feet, the 16-year-old dela Peña landed a left-right-left combination midway of the second round that rocked the Kazakh for a standing eight count.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSensing that he was way behind, Mykhtarov launched an all-out assault in the third, pinning Dela Pena on the ropes. Dela Peña,  who’s only on his first year as a boxer, however, weathered the attack with a left to the body followed by a right to the face to earn the wide decision.At the dugout, dela Peña admitted he got tired in the third round, but said he was determined to win for his family, which includes his twin brother and an older brother who have also taken up the sport, and bring glory to his country. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet MOST READlast_img read more


first_imgThe event began in Gurgaon with Ayushmann Khurrana meetingThe event began in Gurgaon with Ayushmann Khurrana meeting and greeting the audiences at the venue, post which he contributed to the painting of the wall along with the kids from the NGO. Ayushmann Khurrana also donated a cheque of INR 2 lakhs to VIDYA Integrated Development for Youth and Adults on behalf of OPPO. On this association Ayushmann Khurrana said, “It feels great to be associated with a social awareness activity and giving my contribution to the betterment of the society. OPPO is doing a great job with this initiative.”About OPPO:At OPPO we design, manufacture, and promote our own products, combining innovative technology with unique design, to ensure our customers always receive the best. After entering the mobile phone market in 2008, OPPO quickly expanded into overseas markets a year later.OPPO mobile phones are currently available in over 20 markets, with the brand already registered in 140 countries as of late 2015.OPPO is the official global partner of International Cricket Council (ICC) starting 2016 and has also entered into a three-year partnership with Football Club Barcelona, Spain. OPPO has Bollywood heartthrobs Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor as its South Asia Region brand ambassadors and Yuvraj Singh as its first sport ambassador. The leading smartphone brand made its entry into the Indian market in early 2014. OPPO Mobiles India Pvt. Ltd. currently has commercial presence in major cities and regions of India. With its growing presence, OPPO aims to provide beautifully designed phones and a flawless camera experience to the young consumers.advertisementBut OPPO doesnt stop there. Using our passion for design and commitment to new technologies, OPPO has made a big impact in the audio-visual market by offering world-renowned, premium Blu-ray players in the United States and across Europe. (MORE) PRNewswire DLlast_img read more

Rory McIlroy hits back after accused of being ‘bored’ by Steve Elkington

first_imgRory McIlroy and Steve Elkington engaged in a social media spat after the Australian took a potshot at the world number two who missed the cut at the U.S. Open on Friday.Elkington, the 1995 PGA Championship winner, suggested that McIlroy had lost interest in adding to his collection of four major championships.”Rory is so bored playiing golf…without Tiger the threshold is prolly 4 majors with 100mill in bank,” Elkington wrote on Twitter.”Nobody more gifted than Rory… Hes so bored playing golf on tour,” Texas-based Australian Elkington wrote in a separate tweet.McIlroy was not amused.”More like 200mil… not bad for a ‘bored’ 28 year old… plenty more where that came from,” replied the Northern Irishman.Elkington said Jack Nicklaus never discussed his earnings, to which McIlroy called out the Australian’s spelling and wrote “That’s why jack designed 100’s of golf courses… and it’s knew… mustn’t have taught grammar in the 50’s.”The exchange came after McIlroy struggled to avoid the brutal Erin Hills rough in a shocking first-round 78 en route to an early exit from the year’s second major.For the first time since 1974, four players head into the weekend tied atop the leaderboard, with Americans Brooks Koepka and Brian Harman and English duo Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood locked at seven-under 137.That foursome does not quite roll off the tongue like the 1974 gang of Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Raymond Floyd and eventual winner Hale Irwin, but nevertheless.Rain started falling a couple of hours after the end of the second round on Friday night, and with thunderstorms likely on Saturday afternoon, chances are the course will not be firm and fiery.advertisementThe wind is also forecast to be light all day, so birdies should again be plentiful.But the long fescue rough remains a severe punishment for wildly inaccuracy, so precision off the tee will remain of paramount importance, no matter what the conditions.Webb Simpson, the 2012 champion, and fellow American Tyler Light will be the Saturday dew sweepers, teeing off at 8.26 a.m. Central (1336 GMT), with the final pairing of Casey and Harman out at 2.29 p.m. Central (1929 GMT).last_img read more

Chelsea Recovers from Opening-round Loss to Beat Tottenham

first_imgLONDON (AP) — Marcos Alonso’s double reignited Chelsea’s title defense by securing a 2-1 victory over Tottenham on Sunday after goalkeeper Hugo Lloris blundered to enable the champions to recover from its opening weekend loss.It was a gloomy start to Tottenham’s temporary residency at Wembley Stadium after going unbeaten throughout its final season at White Hart Lane before it was demolished to make way for a new venue.Tottenham had been well placed to salvage a draw when Alonso’s first-half free kick was canceled out by Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi inadvertently heading the ball into his own net in the 82nd minute just after coming off the bench.But within six minutes Chelsea was back in front and Batshuayi’s blushes were spared. Lloris threw the ball out to Victor Wanyama and Pedro Rodriguez disposed the Tottenham midfielder. The ball was then thread through for Alonso, whose shot squirmed under the normally reliable Lloris in the Tottenham goal.Last season’s top two now have a win apiece after Tottenham opened the season with a victory over Newcastle last Sunday. Chelsea was left demoralized after it opened its title defense by losing at home to Burnley.ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Top Michigan Football Assistant Coach Leaving For Ohio State

first_imgjim harbaugh on the sideline at the ohio state gameCOLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks up at the scoreboard in the third quarter after the Ohio State Buckeyes scored at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 62-39. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Ohio State’s football program is reportedly hiring one of Michigan’s top assistant coaches.The Buckeyes will reportedly not retain defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, according to Marc Givler of State will reportedly be hiring a top Michigan football assistant coach to replace him.Wolverines’ defensive line coach Greg Mattison is reportedly leaving Michigan for the defensive coordinator job at Ohio State.Breaking: Greg Mattison Leaving Michigan for Ohio State… also according to @BillBankGreene, Greg Schiano is OUT at OSU –— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) January 7, 2019From the report:Greg Mattison’s coaching tenure at Michigan was always going to end at some point. Most thought it would be due to retirement. Instead, The Michigan Insider has learned that the coaching veteran of almost 50 years is leaving Ann Arbor will continue his career in Columbus. After spending the last eight years in Ann Arbor, first as the defensive coordinator under Brady Hoke (2011-2014) and then as the defensive line coach under Jim Harbaugh (2015-2018), Mattison is heading to Ohio State to be the defensive coordinator. That Buckeye post came open last when one of their prior co-defensive coordinators, Alex Grinch, was hired recently by Oklahoma to coordinate the Sooners defense. Whether Mattison will be also be a co-coordinator remains to be seen, but 247Sports’ Bill Greene has confirmed that Greg Schiano has been relieved of his defensive coordinator duties and will not be returning to Ohio State.Ohio State has yet to officially announce the news.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Candidates debate the future of old Winnipeg military base

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s one of the most affluent federal ridings in Manitoba.And while Winnipeg-South Centre has no Indigenous candidates in this election, it is home to a former military base on 25 hectares of prime land that could one day make up one of the country’s largest urban reserves.APTN’s Dennis Ward reports on one of the big election issues in the riding.last_img

Rahul discusses with Delhi Cong leaders about alliance with AAP

first_imgNEW DELHI: Amid continued uncertainty over its alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday discussed the issue again with senior party leaders from the city.Delhi Congress president and former chief minister Sheila Dikshit, All India Congress Committee General Secretary and in-charge of the party’s national capital unit P C Chacko and some other senior leaders were present at the meeting held in Gandhi’s residence, a source said. The meeting comes days after the Congress decided to go it alone in Delhi and not have any alliances with the ruling AAP. Chacko has been in discussion with AAP leader Sanjay Singh and the two have held several rounds of talks over the issue. These discussions mark a fresh round of talks between the Congress and AAP leaders after renewed efforts by some opposition leaders like Sharad Pawar who urged both the parties forge an alliance in Delhi. According to sources, Delhi Congress leaders told Gandhi about the party’s prospects in Delhi in these Lok Sabha polls and if the party goes for a pre-poll alliance what effects it may have, given that Assembly elections in Delhi are scheduled in 2020. Meanwhile, the “Haath Ke Saath Cycle Yatra” being led by Working President Devender Yadav at the South Delhi Municipal Corporation area entered the seventh day to an enthusiastic welcome by the people. “The election manifesto of the Congress party, which has been well received by the people of India, has ruined the sleep of the BJP leaders as they have nothing left now to counter the aggressive election campaign of the Congress party,” said Yadav. He said that one of the salient features of the Congress manifesto, released by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, is that Rs 72,000 will be deposited in the account of each of the 20 per cent poorest families in the country, which will benefit 5 crore families and 25 crore people in all. “People are happy that the Congress party has thought of the uplift of the poorest segment of the people across the country, which has sent out a very positive message among the people,” Working President Devender Yadav said.last_img read more

Eritrea undermined basis of UN peacekeeping missions mandate – Security Council

Recalling its prior condemnation of Eritrea’s hindrances, the Security Council said the country’s ongoing obstruction of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) has dealt a blow to the blue helmets’ mandate.The restrictions posed by Eritrea have induced UNMEE to relocate temporarily, according to a statement read out last night by Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo of South Africa, which held the rotating presidency of the Council for April.“The Security Council will, in the light of consultations with the parties, decide on the terms of a future UN engagement and on the future of UNMEE,” he noted.The 15-member Council said that it is prepared to help the sides break the stalemate, but warned that – as it has in previous statements – the two countries are responsible for reaching a “comprehensive and lasting settlement” of their border dispute and for normalizing their relations.Calling on the Horn of Africa neighbours “to show maximum restraint and to refrain from any threat or use of force against each other,” the statement urged Ethiopia and Eritrea to follow up on commitments made in the 2000 Algiers Agreements, which ended the war between the countries.Last week, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno told reporters following a closed Security Council meeting on the situation between the parties that “now we are reaching the end of what peacekeeping can achieve,” given Eritrea’s announcement that it no longer supports the UN peacekeeping presence.He noted that peacekeeping can only make a difference if the countries involved have made a political commitment. 1 May 2008Recalling its prior condemnation of Eritrea’s hindrances, the Security Council said the country’s ongoing obstruction of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) has dealt a blow to the blue helmets’ mandate. read more

Statistics Canada says new housing price index up 01 per cent in

Statistics Canada says new housing price index up 0.1 per cent in April by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 11, 2015 7:28 am MDT Last Updated Jun 11, 2015 at 8:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says its new housing price index rose 0.1 per cent in April, following no change in March.The move higher was driven in large part by gains in Toronto, Oshawa, Ont., and Vancouver.The combined region of Toronto and Oshawa was up 0.2 per cent due to higher material and labour costs as well as market conditions.Vancouver posted its largest gain since March 2010, climbing 0.6 per cent.Charlottetown reported the largest increase at 1.0 per cent, due to market conditions and higher land development costs.On a year-over-year basis, the new housing price index was up 1.1 per cent in April, the smallest annual increase since February 2010.

Unrest in Cameroons Anglophone regions sends thousands fleeing to Nigeria – UN

“UNHCR [the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees] is working with the Nigerian Government and other UN agencies on a contingency plan, readying humanitarian assistance for up to 40,000 people crossing into Nigeria,” Babar Baloch, spokesperson for UNHCR, told reporters Tuesday at the regular press briefing in Geneva. However, he pointed out that “our fear is that 40,000 might actually be a conservative figure in a situation where the conflict might continue.” UNHCR and its Nigeria teams are currently evaluating the situation in various locations in south-eastern Nigeria and have registered some 2,000 people so far. Additional 3,000 are awaiting registration, while more people might be stranded in forests in Cameroon when trying to cross the border. Moreover, the UN agency has distributed relief items such as mattresses, blankets, mosquito nets, cooking utensils, hygiene kits, as well as 40 tons of food in Nigeria’s Cross River state.“The current influx of Cameroonians seeking refuge in Nigeria poses additional challenges to the international community and a burden to an already stretched assistance,” Mr. Baloch explained. Nigeria and Cameroon are already grappling with one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with 2.5 million people displaced by Boko Haram insurgency, according to UNHCR. Cameroon’s Anglophone regions have seen multiple strikes and demonstrations over the past year as tensions have mounted over what the country’s English-speakers see as discrimination against them in favour of the majority French-speaking population. read more

Sitdown Sunday If you want to kill someone were your guys

first_imgSitdown Sunday: ‘If you want to kill someone, we’re your guys’ Settle back in a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads. Image: Shutterstock/BR Photo Addicted There’s no gender gap in the financial rewards for working extra long hours. For the most part, women who work extreme hours get paid as much as men who do. But far fewer women do it, particularly mothers. Twenty percent of fathers now work at least 50 hours a week, and just 6 percent of mothers do, Ms. Cha and Ms. Weeden found. There has always been a pay gap between mothers and fathers, but it would be 15 percent smaller today if the financial returns to long hours hadn’t increased, they found.2. Was Russia’s intervention for Trump a failure?That’s what Vox is investigating in this piece.(Vox, approx 12 mins reading time)The operation had hammered the reputation of both Clinton and the Democratic Party while deflecting attention from embarrassing news about Putin’s preferred candidate, Trump. The same group had even made digital forays into state election systems before the vote, possibly practicing for more disruptive future activities.3. Being honest about miscarriageJamie Stelter has two babies, but she’s been pregnant seven times. She writes here about why she decided to be honest about what she went through on the journey to parenthood.(Glamour, approx 10 mins reading time)That number doesn’t begin to tell the whole story. One time—our fourth attempt at starting a family—I was pregnant with twins and miscarried them both weeks apart. Another time I miscarried what doctors call a chemical pregnancy, which is a miscarriage before five weeks, before most women even know they’re pregnant. I knew, if only for a few days.  Apr 28th 2019, 9:10 AM Sunday 28 Apr 2019, 9:10 AM 5 Comments Image: Shutterstock/BR Photo Addicted 4. Hand dryers vs paperTurns out there’s a bit of a war on when it comes to the humble act of drying your hands.(The Guardian, approx 34 mins reading time)The holy grail for such phobists is the contactless restroom. In the industry, people speak with shining eyes about this ideal chamber, where our hands need not touch anything that other hands have defiled. Already, we enter some airport bathrooms through a brief switchback of walls, so that we don’t ever grasp a door handle.5. ‘If you want to kill someone, we’re your guys’It’s your weekly read about some dodgy killers…(Wired, approx 32 mins reading time)Yura promised that customers’ money was held by an escrow service and paid out only after a job was completed. But Allwine worried that when he deposited money it would simply end up in someone’s bitcoin wallet. He wanted Yura’s claims to be true, though, so against his better instincts he transferred the bitcoin. 6. Child influencersThe rise of social media has meant the rise of child influencers. This article gets into what it really means when young kids become big stars.(The Guardian, approx 14 mins reading time)“I don’t care if it’s simply unboxing presents, that’s work,” said Sheila James Kuehl, a former child star and co-author of the 1999 law that overhauled California’s labor protections for child performers. “It is not play if you’re making money off it.”…AND A CLASSIC FROM THE ARCHIVES…Let’s go back to Greece, in 2019, and riot-stricken Athens.(Vanity Fair, approx 58 mins reading time)As Wall Street hangs on the question “Will Greece default?,” the author heads for riot-stricken Athens, and for the mysterious Vatopaidi monastery, which brought down the last government, laying bare the country’s economic insanity. But beyond a $1.2 trillion debt (roughly a quarter-million dollars for each working adult), there is a more frightening deficit. After systematically looting their own treasury, in a breathtaking binge of tax evasion, bribery, and creative accounting spurred on by Goldman Sachs, Greeks are sure of one thing: they can’t trust their fellow Greeks.More: The best reads from every previous Sitdown Sunday> Short URL IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair.We’ve hand-picked the week’s best reads for you to savour.1. Greedy professionsWhy are so many women in Western countries working fewer hours than their partners, despite being as qualified? It’s not because they don’t want to, it’s because the push to work harder and longer results in doing better, and often when it comes to families one person has to take the brunt, as this in-depth article explains.(New York Times, approx 16 mins reading time) By Aoife Barry 32,189 Views Share Tweet Email2 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Orchards WalMart takes step forward

first_imgA plan for a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Orchards is moving ahead, according to a scaled-back development agreement with the city of Vancouver. Wal-Mart plans to build a 155,000-square-foot supercenter as part of a mixed-use development on the south side of Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard, east of Northeast 143rd Avenue. Initial plans described as a 203,810-square-foot store. In addition to the usual variety of merchandise, the store will include groceries and feature a bakery, deli and drive-thru pharmacy. “We’re excited to be moving forward on this store that will bring affordable shopping opportunities, a fuel station and approximately 300 jobs to the Orchards area. This new store will provide local residents the opportunity to find the things that they need at our everyday low prices,” Wal-Mart spokesperson Delia Garcia said Wednesday.The mixed-use development, originally known as Eastgate Plaza, was annexed into the city in 2003. A Wal-Mart “coming soon” sign was placed on the property in 2006. But the project stalled through the recession.In the meantime, approximately 18 acres of the original 218-acre site were sold to the U.S. Army in 2009 for a reserve training center.On Monday, the city council had a workshop on the revised development agreement for what’s now called the Birtcher Business Center. None of the councilmembers expressed objections to the revised agreement, which the council will vote on July 21 following a public hearing. The amended agreement will save millions of dollars, at least upfront, for property owners California-based Birtcher Development Group, Wal-Mart, Portland-based Weston Investment Co. LLC, Vancouver-based Frances Keller Trust and 438 LLC of Vancouver. The city scrapped a requirement that Northeast 59th Street be extended 15 blocks, from Northeast 147th to 162nd avenues. Instead, developers will have to pay to extend the street as abutting properties are developed, said Greg Turner, the city’s land-use planning manager.last_img read more

13 Kodiak Residents Charged With Drug Trafficking Money Laundering

first_imgAccording to the affidavit, in the summer of 2016, in response to community outrage over significant drug use, drug trafficking, and other drug related crimes in Kodiak, the Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) led an operation with federal,state, and local law enforcement agencies, and launched an investigation into drug trafficking activities in Kodiak. The investigation also revealed several individuals in illegal possession of firearms. In addition, there were individuals convicted of money laundering counts for sending payment for illegal drugs to sources of supply located outside of Kodiak through banks and money exchanges. U.S. U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder: “In rural areas of Alaska are every bit as devastated by drug abuse as the cities. However, a coordinated investigation by a dedicated group of investigators and prosecutors can make a real difference in a small town. Law enforcement professionals stepped in to make the community safer. They continue to work tirelessly to stem the tide of drug trafficking in Kodiak and elsewhere.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Thirteen individuals from Kodiak were charged in U.S. District Court on Wednesday for drug trafficking, money laundering, and firearms related charges.center_img The investigation revealed that drugs such as heroin and methamphetamine were imported to Kodiakthrough common carriers and also transported by human couriers on airplanes. These drugs were sold and intended to be sold in the Kodiak community. The investigation led to the conviction of 13 defendants for drug trafficking, money laundering, andfirearms crimes that originated in Kodiak. Not all of the convicted defendants conspired or associated with one another.•  Christopher Arndt, 40, of Kodiak, was sentenced on March 7, 2019, to serve nine years in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, after he was convicted of one count of drug conspiracy and one count of money laundering conspiracy.•  Wahyu Sanjoyo, a/k/a, “Mike,” a/k/a, “Kodiak Mike,” 37, of Kodiak, was sentenced on Aug. 6, 2018, to serve 10 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after he was convicted of one count of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute and one count of possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.•  Jose Rodriguez, a/k/a, “Bird,” 31, of Kodiak, was sentenced on April 5, 2019, to serve five years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after he was convicted of one count of attempted possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute.•  Ann Nava Vega, 41, of Chula Vista, California, was sentenced on Dec. 7, 2017, to serve 59 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after she was convicted of one count of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute.•  Nathan Gambrell, 44, of Kodiak, was sentenced on Dec. 20, 2017, to time served, followed by three years of supervised release, after he was convicted of one count of felon in possession of a firearm. Gambrell subsequently violated the terms of his supervised release and was re-sentenced to a term of 11 months in prison.•  Joshua Cislo, 33, of Kalispell, Montana, was sentenced on Jan. 26, 2018, to serve two years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after he was convicted of one count of drug conspiracy.•  Leonard Parker Taylor, 49, of Seattle, Washington, was sentenced on Jan. 29, 2018, to serve 27 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after he was convicted of one count of drug conspiracy.•  James Gerrity, 31, of Kodiak, was sentenced on March 8, 2018, to serve 21 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, after he was convicted of one count of drug conspiracy.•  Santos Lopez, 42, of Kodiak, was sentenced on March 9, 2018, to serve 46 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after he was convicted of four counts of drug distribution.•  Joshua Herald, 37, of Kodiak, was sentenced on April 9, 2018, to serve three years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after he was convicted of one count of drug conspiracy and one count of money laundering conspiracy.•  Lorie Wenzel, 58, of Lodi, California, was sentenced on April 6, 2018, to serve three years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after she was convicted of one count of money laundering conspiracy.•  Josie Harvey, 33, of Renton, Washington, was sentenced on Sept. 9, 2018, to time served, followed by three years of supervised release, after she was convicted of one count of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute.•  Leigh Ann Massengill, 44, of Anchorage, was sentenced on April 9, 2019, to serve 57 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, after she was convicted of one count of drug conspiracy and one count of money laundering conspiracy.last_img read more

Condé Nast Names ExPandora Chief Roger Lynch CEO

first_imgRoger Lynch has been named Condé Nast’s first global CEO, with the former Pandora and Dish Network exec stepping into the role April 22.The media and publishing company announced Lynch’s appointment Thursday. Lynch will also join Condé Nast’s board of directors. He assumes the role after the company announced last fall that CEO Bob Sauerberg would depart after 18 years at Condé Nast.The company, whose media brands include Vanity Fair, Wired, GQ, the New Yorker and Vogue, is merging its U.S.-based businesses with Condé Nast International, to be overseen under Lynch.“After conducting a thorough search for an executive to run the combined Condé Nast U.S. and Condé Nast International, we believe Roger is the right person to lead Condé Nast during our new phase of global integration, growth and transformation,” Condé Nast chairman Jonathan Newhouse said in announcing the appointment. Related Barry Diller’s Dotdash Buys Brides Magazine, Will End Print Edition of Condé Nast Title Condé Nast Taps Film Veteran Geneva Wasserman as SVP of Motion Pictures ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Lynch most recently was president and CEO of Pandora, exiting in January after the acquisition of the streaming-music company by SiriusXM. Prior to that, he led Dish’s Sling TV over-the-top TV division. In joining Condé Nast, he’ll be relocating from San Francisco to New York.He’s an unexpected choice for the company, which like other traditional publishers has experienced declines on the print side of the house and is trying to bolster digital revenue. Condé Nast has killed print versions of Glamour, Teen Vogue and Self over the last two years. Lynch doesn’t have experience in the publishing industry, although he has a long digital-media resume. Condé Nast board member Steve Newhouse said the CEO search committee was impressed by Lynch’s “passion for great journalism, magazines that make a difference, and brands that have exceptional potential for growth.”Lynch commented in a statement, “I have long admired the extraordinary, award-winning content produced by Condé Nast. I’m very excited to work alongside the talented, passionate and creative team at Condé Nast as we drive the next phase of the company’s growth.”Prior to Dish, Lynch was chairman and CEO of Video Networks International, a UK-based IPTV provider, and before that, was president and CEO of Chello Broadband in Amsterdam. Earlier in his career, Lynch was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley specializing in technology and a member of the physics technical staff at Hughes Aircraft Co. Lynch holds an MBA from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business and a bachelor of science in physics from USC.As previously announced, Jonathan Newhouse will become chairman of the board of directors and will relinquish his position as CEO of Condé Nast International. Also with Lynch’s appointment, Sauerberg will officially exit the company; Sauerberg will continue to represent Advance on the board of Reddit, in which it holds a minority stake.last_img read more

Mathematicians settle 30yearold resonance controversy

first_img More information: Sabine Bögli, et al. “Guaranteed resonance enclosures and exclosures for atoms and molecules.” Proceedings of The Royal Society A. DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2014.0488 © 2014 Explore further In the early ’80s, several researchers were working to determine the location of atomic and molecular resonances, which are the frequencies at which atoms and molecules prefer to oscillate. Two groups of researchers (Rittby, et al., and Korsch, et al.), each using a different method, came up with different locations for these resonances. Settling the dispute proved to be extremely difficult due to the fact that neither method could predict the actual resonances, but instead simply gave approximations. In fact, at the time there was no way to locate resonances with absolute certainty. Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society A Citation: Mathematicians settle 30-year-old resonance controversy (2014, November 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from The controversy remained unsettled for the last 30 years. But now in a new study, mathematicians have presented a method that, for the first time, can locate resonances with absolute certainty and high accuracy. The method can also tell when approximations fail to lie near true resonances. Using this method, the researchers could show which approximations from the two groups in the ’80s were accurate, and which were not, finally settling the controversy.The mathematicians, Sabine Bögli, et al., from the University of Bern in Switzerland, Cardiff University in the UK, Stockholm University in Sweden, and Regensburg, Germany, have published their paper on the new method for determining resonances in a recent issue of the Proceedings of The Royal Society A.A key ingredient in the new method is interval arithmetic. By operating on intervals rather than numbers, interval arithmetic allows every computational step to be carried out with absolute certainty. Interestingly, interval arithmetic has recently been used in a variety of areas, including navigation of an autonomous robotic sailboat, optimization of a spacecraft traveling between planets, and improvement of stability in particle accelerators.In this study, the researchers used interval arithmetic to prove with absolute certainty that the approximations of resonances in Rittby, et al., do lie near true resonances, whereas the approximations of higher resonances in Korsch, et al., do not. The new method also reveals additional information, in particular the existence of two new pairs of resonances that were originally suggested in a previous paper (Abramov, et al.), but not predicted by either Rittby, et al., or Korsch, et al. The researchers explained that this part was the most challenging because these pairs are so close to the imaginary axis, and the resonances in each pair are so close to each other. The results could have implications for a wide variety of areas.”Resonances are ubiquitous in physics, e.g., in mechanics, acoustics, and electrical circuits,” coauthor Marco Marletta, Professor at Cardiff University in the UK, told “In atomic physics, resonances are associated with metastable states of a system having a sufficiently long lifetime to be well-characterized and to render them significant experimentally and theoretically. The imaginary part of a resonance is related to the decay rate or inverse lifetime of the system.”The researchers explained that the work could be applied to some very computationally challenging problems.”For problems with complex eigenvalues (such as resonances in complex scaling), numerical computations are prone to be unreliable because small errors in input data may result in large errors in the results and/or because spurious eigenvalues may occur (spectral pollution),” explained coauthor Christiane Tretter, Professor at the University of Bern in Switzerland, and from Stockholm University in Sweden. “Therefore methods guaranteeing absolute certainty such as interval arithmetic may prove to be highly useful.” Credit: Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 Ground-breaking insights into quantum chaos in ultracold gas This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_img Related Content June 13, 2008 – Thinking Systems Corp. will showcase Thinking PACS and ThinkingRIS and SNM 2008, looking to tackle complex challenges of cardiology informatics while catering to the imaging enterprise.ThinkingPACS works to address a clinician’s demands for an enterprise-wide, multidisciplinary Web-based imaging solution, with advanced functionality that reportedly extends beyond traditional radiology modalities such as CT, MRI, DR and CR. ThinkingPACS archives, manages and provides clinical solutions for images from general radiology (CT, MR, CR/DR), nuclear medicine, PET/SPECT-CT, echocardiography and ultrasound, cardiac catheterization, angiography, mammography and more. The company also will highlight solutions for PET-CT and SPECT-CT fusion, nuclear cardiology processing and structured reporting, echocardiography review and structured reporting, general nuclear medicine processing and review, cardiac PET analysis, PET brain analysis, 3D/MPR, cardiac cath image review, orthopedic templating, in addition to the advanced PACS functionalities for general radiology. These solutions are also available as plug-in and/or add-on solutions to third party PACS, including Philips iSite, McKesson Horizon, Fuji Synapse, etc.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | June 12, 2008 ThinkingPACS Boasts New Enhancements News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more last_img read more

The Sarojin–New Two Bedroom Pool Residences

first_imgSource = The Sarojin The Sarojin–New Two Bedroom Pool ResidencesThe Sarojin–New Two Bedroom Pool ResidencesNew -Two-Bedroom Pool Residences Following an increase in demand from multi-generational visitors, The Sarojin, Thailand’s luxurious 56-roomed boutique residence, has introduced seven ‘Two-Bedroom Pool Residences’, which are designed to help older families make the most of the resort’s tranquillity, as well as adding value to their stay.This new offering, boasts the full facilities of both the Garden Residence and Pool Residence. The spacious Two-Bedroom Pool Residences are located on the ground floor and have a connecting door between the Pool and Garden Residences, providing the perfect alternative to two separate rooms. The 215 sqm Residences will feature two king size beds, with two extra beds available on request*, making it perfect for family groups of up to six people, including those travelling with grandparents and children 10 years and over.The Two-Bedroom Residences benefit from a 5.5m x 3.5m swimming pool, two outside sun terraces, as well as two luxurious and spacious bathrooms, which feature a couples’ bath, rainfall and adjustable showers.Two Bedroom Pool Residence Rates start at THB 18,501 (approx. AUD 711 ) per night inclusive of daily all day a la carte breakfast with sparkling wine, served until 6pm, for 4 persons and all taxes. Two extra beds can be accommodated and the rate per extra person per night, inclusive of the all day a la carte breakfast with sparkling wine and all taxes, is THB 825/ approx. AUD 31.New Spa Suite Rewards ProgrammeThe Sarojin, is also helping guests indulge even further in its restorative offerings with its new ‘Spa Suite – Spa Bonus Redemption’ programme. All Spa Suite guests now accrue spa credits per room for each night of their stay to exchange for luxurious spa treatments, including individual treatments and lavish spa packages. Guests can choose to spoil themselves with a daily Thai or Royal Oriental (Aroma) massage or accumulate credits for longer massages, body scrubs, Elemis facials and even full spa packages. As a further bonus, using just six nights’ credits, couples can enjoy ultimate relaxation with the four-hour Nature’s Midday Haven package for 2 people, which includes Thai and moisturising massages, aromatic baths, coconut and rice body scrubs, as well as a spa cuisine lunch.Each of the hotel’s 14 luxurious and spacious Spa Suites features an elegant ensuite couples’ bathroom, bedroom with king-size bed, separate spacious lounge area, outdoor 2m diameter relaxation pool and spectacular garden views from its very own private terrace, offering guests the perfect home away from homeSpa Suite room rates start at THB 10,265** (approx. AUD 395** ) per night inclusive of daily all day a la carte breakfast with sparkling wine, served until 6pm, for 2 persons and all taxes. **From rates are for 10 May – 30 September 2018, inclusive of 10 percent early bird / 30 days.last_img read more

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first_img – / 26 Of course, Arians preferred the latter interpretation Sunday.“Their rule has been back and forth a couple of different times now. If you have sole possession of the ball and throw it forward, the ball is dead. If he batted it, that’s a whole different story. But we had clear possession,” Arians told Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Monday.“The referees knew it was a challengeable play. Once we got that confirmed, then we made the challenge and obviously won it.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Bethel nearly stepped on the goal line while fielding the punt, which would have resulted in a touchback. After Ross’ return, Arians said he gladly would’ve accepted that result, as well.“For sure,” he said. “Like I said, I communicated with (the officials) and they assured me it was a reviewable play, and if he had possession, then we would win (the challenge).”The successful challenge resulted in a 53-yard swing. Instead of beginning their drive in Arizona territory, the Lions were moved back all the way to their own 1-yard line.Detroit’s subsequent 10-play, 52-yard drive fizzled out when quarterback Matthew Stafford’s fourth-down pass intended for wide receiver Calvin Johnson fell incomplete. Your browser does not support the audio element. LISTEN: Bruce Arians- Cardinals head coach Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Lions receiver Jeremy Ross picked up the loose ball and returned it to the Arizona 46-yard line. But the play was challenged by Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, who contended Bethel possessed the ball long enough for the play to be ruled dead.The officiating crew agreed with Arians and reversed the call, leading to a disagreement between former NFL Vice President of Officiating Mike Pereira, who thought the play should have stood as called on the field, and current NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino.In ARZ when the kicking team possesses the ball it is dead by rule. #28 had possession and threw it back. Different than batting it back.— Dean Blandino (@DeanBlandino) November 16, 2014 By most accounts, the Arizona Cardinals’ defense played its best game of the season in its win Sunday over the Detroit Lions. But it was a special-teams play — one that came with a bit of controversy — that many people were talking about after the game.Leading 14-6 with 12 minutes to play, the Cardinals decided to punt on fourth down from the Lions’ 36-yard line. Arizona cornerback Justin Bethel caught the ball at the Detroit 1-yard line and then threw it forward before he fell into the end zone to avoid a touchback. Top Stories Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Steamboat Ski Resort is

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterSteamboat Ski Resort is so well known for its light, dry Champagne Powder® snow that it trademarked the name. The Colorado resort, 267 kilometres northwest of Denver, comprises six mountains, 1200 hectares of terrain and 165 named trails. With its easily accessible location and nonstop air services from 14 US destinations (many with international connections), it’s a favourite with Australians and New Zealanders (who make up the resort’s #1 international market) seeking an authentic Western experience.Ikon PassFollowing the purchase of its parent company in July 2017, Steamboat is now part of the Alterra Mountain Company community of 12 resorts, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation. Alterra, together with Aspen Skiing Company, Alta Ski Area, Boyne Resorts, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, POWDR, and Snowbird, announced the arrival of a new season pass for the 2018-19 season. The Ikon Pass gives holders access to 26 resorts across 9 US states and 4 Canadian provinces (full list below).Steamboat & MessinaA select group of media guests were invited to hear all about the friendly, genuine experience that awaits snow-lovers in Ski Town, U.S.A.® over two dinners in Sydney with Loryn Kasten, Senior Communications Manager, and Laura Speirs, Steamboat’s Australian press representative. LATTE was among the six media attendees on Thursday night for a gastronomic journey at Messina Creative Department, featuring seven courses of sweet and savoury gelati, sorbets, mousses, foams and creams, accompanied by nonalcoholic concoctions.Just as Messina Creative Department offers a whimsical take on the degustation menu, Steamboat will be reinventing the food truck in the 2018-19 season with a roaming snow cat dispensing tacos, burritos and Mexican-style beer on the slopes. Skiers and snowboarders will be able to track Taco Beast, as it will be known, via an app. Further gourmet investment is going towards the transformation of Bear River Restaurant on Gondola Square into Timber & Torch, an indoor-outdoor dining destination with a new bistro-inspired menu, a line-up of craft beers and signature cocktails.Winter CarnivalSteamboat is also known for its annual Winter Carnival, celebrated in February for over a century. A highlight for young riders is the skijoring event, wherein children are pulled on skis behind horses; adults can try their hand at the alternative ‘shovel riding’. Other festivities include the skiing high school band, horses jumping through fire hoops and the dazzling spectacle of the Lighted Man.Lead image © Loryn Kasten/Steamboat Ski ResortIkon Pass destinations:Steamboat, ColoradoAspen Snowmass, ColoradoWinter Park Resort, ColoradoCopper Mountain Resort, ColoradoEldora Mountain Resort, ColoradoSquaw Valley Alpine Meadows, CaliforniaMammoth Mountain, CaliforniaBig Bear Mountain Resort, CaliforniaJune Mountain, CaliforniaBig Sky Resort, MontanaJackson Hole Mountain Resort, WyomingDeer Valley Resort, UtahSnowbird, UtahAlta, UtahSugarloaf, MaineSunday River, MaineLoon Mountain, New HampshireSugarbush, VermontKillington Resort, VermontStratton, VermontSnowshoe Mountain, West VirginiaRevelstoke, British ColumbiaCHM Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, AlbertaSkiBig3, Alberta (Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise Ski Resort & Mt Norquay)Blue Mountain, OntarioTremblant, QuebecGo back to the enewsletterWondering what a seven-course Messina Creative Department experience looks like? Scroll down for a preview.Granita of Juniper Berry & Pear | Pepper & Star Anise Oil | Served in an ice bowlRoasted Quince Sorbet | Quince Cone & Kefir Cream | Accompanied by Kumquat KombuchaFeijoa Sorbet | Apple & Geranium Mousse | Compressed Apple & Finger Lime | Accompanied by Green Apple Sparkling, Burnt Lime & Cardamom FoamAlmond & Pandan Sorbet | Horseradish Cream, Almond Dough Caviar | Accompanied by DIY Seedlip 108 Garden CocktailSalted Macadamia Gelato | Roasted Lemon, Lemon Ash, Olive Oil & Bay Leaves Foam | Accompanied by Walnut Milk & AmarettoSmoked Crème Fraîche Gelato | Pumpkin & Ponzu Ravioli | Buckwheat Flatbread | Accompanied by Houjicha Tea, Roasted Shiitake OilBurnt Caramel Gelato | Yoghurt & Licorice Mousse | Passion Fruit Reduction | Accompanied by Roasted Pineapple & Wild Honey Sparklinglast_img read more