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first_img RelatedIncreased flights to Monastir from Robin Hood AirportIncreased flights to Monastir from Robin Hood AirportFlybe to introduce extra flights to JerseyFlybe to introduce extra flights to JerseyWizz Air to launch new flights to GermanyWizz Air will introduce two new flights to Germany in the spring Cheap flights to Wroclaw from Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport reopened earlier this month.Wizz Air’s twice-weekly route to Poland’s fourth-largest city resumed last Friday (March 12th) and has so far proved popular among both Brits and Poles.Jodi Stow, Robin Hood Airport’s marketing and communications manager, said she is “thrilled” to welcome back cheap flights to Wroclaw.”Wroclaw is a beautiful Polish city and a great place for short breaks. These flights will also provide a gateway for Polish visitors wishing to visit our fantastic region,” she commented.Ms Stow went on to say that the service’s first Polish arrivals were greeted at the airport with traditional food prepared at Robin Hood’s authentic Kuchnia Polska restaurant.Airport staff had been busy practising their Polish before the reintroduction of the route and handed out Polish information booklets to passengers.Robin Hood Airport will see a further new service on March 28th thanks to a franchise agreement between Aer Lingus and Aer Arann, with the airlines launching six weekly flights to Dublin.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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Related Southampton nominated for Best Regional UK

first_img RelatedSouthampton nominated for Best Regional UK Airport AwardSouthampton Airport has been nominated in the Business Travel Awards’More flights to Palma to be launched from SouthamptonHolidaymakers living on or near the south coast will be able to travel on direct flights to PalmaFlybe begins winter schedule at BristolFlybe begins winter schedule at Bristol Flybe has held a presentation to mark its ten millionth passenger to travel through Southampton International Airport.After returning on a flight from Edinburgh this morning (July 26th), Bournemouth resident Janet Cauchi was presented with a year-long pass to Flybe’s executive lounge at Southampton and a bunch of flowers.Mike Rutter, Flybe’s chief commercial officer, said the carrier is “delighted” to welcome its ten millionth customer at its Southampton base.His sentiments were echoed by Southampton Airport’s managing director Dave Lees, who said the milestone is “even more special” this year as the airport is marking its centenary year.”The fact that ten million passengers have breezed through Southampton Airport on Flybe flights demonstrates just how popular their services are with both business and leisure passengers,” he commented.On receiving her complementary pass, Ms Cauchi said it had taken her “breath away”.Last month, Flybe marked its two millionth passenger to travel on its flights from Leeds Bradford International Airport.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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Following the huge success of its apps for iPhone

first_imgFollowing the huge success of its apps for iPhone and Android phones, the Skyscanner app for Windows Phone has just been launched. The free app will be available to download across all Windows Phones, including the new Nokia Lumia 800.In addition to allowing users to search millions of routes on over 1000 airlines to find the cheapest flights in seconds, the app also lets users track prices of selected flights with the unique ‘Live Tile’ function of Windows Phones. Users can pin selected flights to their start screen and the prices automatically update every hour.Barry Smith, Skyscanner Director of Mobile commented:“With almost 5 million downloads across iPhone and Android devices, the Skyscanner app has been extremely popular with mobile users and we’re very excited to be bringing it to the Windows Phone platform.“The unique ‘Live Tile’ feature, which is exclusive to the Windows Phone app, is expected to prove very popular in allowing users to pick a flight and monitor the price as it automatically updates.” Nick Hedderman, Head of Consumer Marketing for Windows Phone UK at Microsoft commented:“I am delighted to see Skyscanner on Windows Phone. Not only is this yet another great brand within our Marketplace, the team at Skyscanner have built the app to take advantage of the unique features of Windows Phone, such as using a Live Tile. Consumers will find using the Skyscanner service effortless.”Keith Varty, Head of EDX from Nokia added:“Skyscanner is a fantastic addition to the ever growing range of apps hitting Nokia Lumia smartphones – a welcome consumer favourite that saves time, money and effort for our users.”The Skyscanner app is available free from the Windows Phone Marketplace. Download it now – free!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Mapcenter_img Related‘Appy Days for Skyscanner as flight comparison app downloads hit 5 million2011 has been the ‘year of the app’ for SkyscannerSkyscanner launches new ‘widget’ version of Android app and hits 10m downloadsSkyscanner’s suite of free mobile apps have been downloaded over 10 million times since launching in September 2011Skyscanner marks mobile success with 20m app downloads53% of flights searches are now mobile.last_img read more

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Skyscanner is the worlds travel search engine he

first_imgSkyscanner 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 Revolutionary tourism (aka Revolutionism)Related to War tourism, Revolutionary tourism is the practice of visiting countries and sites that have undergone major political revolutions. Whilst places that have played key roles in revolutions have always been points of interest for travellers, tourism officials in Egypt and Tunisia believe that the sites which were integral to the recent revolutions will become significant tourist attractions, according to the French publication L’internaute.Savecation (aka Austerication)The practice of trying to save as much money as possible on holiday, by selecting cheaper accommodation, food, or even destination. The term is somewhat vague as most people naturally select the best value holidays anyway.Set jettingTourism that revolves around traveling to movies sets and film locations. Destinations to have benefited substantially from set jetters include New Zealand following the Lord of the Rings trilogy (see Hobbiton, pictured below) and various locations in the UK following the Harry Potter films. HaycationA working holiday, typically spent on a farm often working with livestock or crops. Many farms take on volunteers, and lowly-paid workers such as backpackers in Australia often find work picking strawberries or other fruit during the summer. See also: voluntourism.HistoricationTravel to any location with the goal of learning about the history or visiting historic sites. The Egyptian pyramids are a classic example of a historication destination, although almost every country has some sites of interest to the historicationer. HolisticationA holiday involving yoga, meditation, or other such ‘well being’ experiences. Holistic retreats have become especially popular following the book and film ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ in which the lead character travels to retreats in Bali and India (also see: Set Jetters).LaycationTongue in cheek term used to describe a trip where holidaymakers hope to find opportunities to have sexual relations. The choice of destination is a strong factor in the success of a laycation; Magaluf and Santorini are known hot spots for those seeking ‘sexy time’, whilst the barren island of Svalbard within the arctic circle is likely to disappoint laycationers.Last chance tourismThe practice of visiting sites which are threatened with disappearance or extinction. For example polar landscapes which are disappearing due to climate change, or the Siberian Tiger which is critically endangered. See also: ecotourism.List TickerThose who travel with the sole purpose of doing things purely to boast about having done them on their return home, regardless of whether they enjoyed the experience or not. List tickers typically claim to have “done” a destination after spending just a few hours in one part of the country. For example, a list ticker will boast to friends back home that they have “totally done Thailand” after spending one night in a backpackers’ bar on Bangkok’s Khao San road. DaycationA one day holiday or day trip. For those short on time, money or the inclination to take a longer vacation. Daycationers may catch the red eye flight ensuring they have time to visit the main tourist attractions but avoid having to pay for accommodation. Cities with airports close to the city centre make particularly good daycation destinations, for example Tallinn (airport just 3 miles from city centre), Lisbon (airport 4 miles away) and London (City airport 6 miles away).Death tourism (aka Dark tourism)The practice of travelling to visit the graves, homes or other places that played a significant part in the life of a since deceased celebrity. For example, thousands flock to Jim Morrison’s grave, Elvis’ Graceland Mansion and Aberdeen in Washington State, Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain’s home town. Read more: Destination: Death TouristDisneyficationIn a travel context, Disneyfication is used to describe the transformation of an attraction or location into something with the homogenous qualities of a Walt Disney theme park. The term normally has a negative connotation and implies that the original character of a destination has been replaced by a dumbed down, sometimes corporate entity, which relies heavily on consumption and merchandising, at the expensive of individuality and independence. Examples include Carcassonne Castle in France and Jamaica’s beach resorts.DownbraggingThe practice of bragging about the savings one is making so that an individual appears not to be spending irresponsibly during a time when others are suffering economic hardship. However, downbragging is often just a guise, with downbraggers claiming they are “just going to stay home this year” when they are in fact staying in a boutique country house hotel with daily spa treatments a Michelin-starred restaurant, and personal chauffeur. See also Austerication.Drug tourism (aka Tripteering, Highliday)Travelling to a destination specifically to take a drug which may be illegal, unavailable or simply less socially acceptable in the consumers’ home country. The most prominent example of drug tourism is in Amsterdam where thousands of tourists go each year in order to consume cannabis. Americans under the age of 21 may also travel to neighbouring Canada or Mexico where legal drinking ages are lower. Other, more exotic drugs traditionally used by some indigenous populations also attract drug tourists, for example the hallucinogenic San Pedro cactus in Peru. GaycationHoliday undertaken by a member of members of the gay community especially to a place known for being gay friendly, such as Ibiza or Sitges, or to attend a large gay event, for example Pride. Popular Gaycation destinations include Brighton, Berlin and San Francisco.Generation vacationVacation where three generations of a family holiday together. The practice has seen a resurgence in popularity since the economic downturn due to the potential of saving money by holidaying with parents and grandparents. The younger generations tend to be the biggest benefactors of Greycations, as it’s normally ma, pa or the granps who pay. The generation vacation has also been referred to as a Greycation (see below).GreycationAt its most basic, a greycation is a holiday for old people; however the term tends to be used for the increasing trend for retried people to spend prolonged periods on holiday, often with others of similar age. Ethical tourismRelated to ecotourism, this is the practice to travelling in the most low impact, undamaging way towards the local environment, people and culture as possible. The ethics of travelling to a certain location are also brought into play; for example travel certain destinations where there is some debate over whether tourists should visit at all. See also: ecotourism.ExperimentouristAn experimental traveller who is open-minded when it comes to choosing a holiday destination. Decisions on where to go are most likely to be based on price; Skyscanner found that 15 percent of visitors to its site will try the “search everywhere” tool to find the best prices around the globe. See more on Types of Flight booker FakeationThe unusual practice of staying at home but pretending to others that you are on holiday. Fakecation pastimes may include turning background music on loudly to pretend you are at a discothèque, or letting the tap run while on the phone to a friend giving the illusion that you are at waterpark. Some fakeationers have been known to go as far as applying a full coat of fake tan and taking photos of themselves in the local sandpit, hoping to be able to fool their friends into believing that the park in their suburb of Birmingham is actually an exotic Caribbean beach resort. See also: downbragging.FlyrtingThe trend of flirting whilst flying as identified in a Skyscanner poll in February 2011. Skyscanner subsequently set up a Flyrting Twitter account for those who had met on planes to get in touch, similar to the “I saw you…” columns that feature in some papers and magazines.Gap yearAn extended period of holiday or travel, approximately 12 months (but sometimes less or often more. Originally the term was used to describe time taken out during the year in between finishing school and starting university, or immediately after university. However, usage has since been used to include any extended break abroad at any period in a person’s life, and there is an increasing trend for gap years later in life. The thirst for gap years has led some companies to offer condensed gap ‘year’ experiences – some as short as two weeks. MaycationHoliday taken in May, normally during one of the two May bank holidays. The Maycation marks the trend for short breaks which can be extended by a bank holiday. In 2011, due to the Royal Wedding of Kate and Will, an extra day of national holiday has been granted to the British residents. Due to the timing of Easter holidays, and counting weekends too, British nationals can get 11 consecutive days of holiday for the price of just three vacation days.Medication or Medical tourismDue to significant differences in prices between medical services in difference countries (both for essential operations as well as cosmetic procedures) an industry has grown up around people going abroad for medical care. This can range from dental work, to breast enhancements, to organ transplants in countries where kidneys can be purchased very cheaply from high street supermarkets.Off the beaten track holidayA trip taken away from the normal tourist hordes – either to a remote or inaccessible destination, for example the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia (pictured below) or to somewhere just not normally considered a tourist destination by the mainstream; for example Beirut or Albania. EcotourismA branch of the tourist industry that markets itself on ‘green travel’ or holidays with low environmental impact. However, the actual negative impact of some ecotourism holidays is hotly debated as those visiting fragile locations almost certainly contribute to the destruction of these environments, though are likely to contribute economically. Ecotourists also tend to enjoy relatively luxurious accommodation compared to the local population, which can emphasise the divide between tourist and native.Though the theory of ecotourism is sound, to travel with zero impact is almost impossible in practice. However, choosing certain types of transport, or a hotel that has better ‘green credentials’ over another, can certainly lessen the negative impact caused by tourism. See also: ethical tourism.EgotouristTerm coined following the birth of ecotourism (see above) which describes those who like the idea of seeing wildlife and meeting local people, but will only stay in nine star hotels with servants and a chauffeur, thus removing them from any meaningful cultural contact with the local population. BakeationA foodie holiday, dedicated to the pursuit of unearthing the most mouth-watering morsels of bakery. Not just restricted to sponge, all forms of baked goods and patisserie are included, from bread to croissants to the most elaborate of cakes. For example, the Black Forest region in Germany attracts many visitors for its gateaux and Budapest is known for its ‘Dobos Torte’ the most famous cake in Hungary.Bankruptcy tourism (aka Skintourism)Following the taming of the ‘Celtic Tiger’, some super skint Irish nationals began moving to Britain for a short period in order to claim bankruptcy due to more lenient bankruptcy laws in the UK. The term was identified by The Guardian in February 2011.Comedication (aka Hysterication)Travelling in search of laugher or an amusing experience. Comedicationists can often be found at large comedy festivals in Melbourne, Montreal or Edinburgh (pictured below) in April, July and August respectively. StaycationA holiday taken within one’s own country (or even one’s own home) rather than travelling abroad. Coined during the economic downturn during which there was an increase in domestic tourism.StereotripTravelling to a destination with the specific intention of experiencing something typical (or stereotypical) to that country or region. For example drinking vodka in Ukraine whilst dancing the Cossack, or eating deep-fried Mars Bars whilst wearing a kilt and playing the bagpipes in Scotland. See also: List tickers.VestinationA destination where you will see (usually sunburnt) men in vests. The early pioneer of vestinations were British seaside resorts such as Blackpool and Bognor Regis, where men wearing string vests and knotted hankies could be found getting rained upon. However, locations for vestinations have since changed with young men wearing high street branded vests for the modern man, bringing classic vest fashion bang up to date. Current vestinations include (but are not limited to): Benidorm, Malaga and Santorini. Volcation / Volcano voyeurismA trip made specifically to observe volcanic activity. Although this type of holiday has long been around, the erupting of the Icelandic volcano in 2010 which paralysed European airspace, lead to resurgence of interest for lava lovers. PaycationA holiday or extended period abroad where the traveller works to fund their stay or even save money for future travels. Favourite paycations include: teaching English abroad, crewing a yacht or working in a ski resort. Read more: Go Abroad. Get Paid. 10 PaycationsPraycationTravel for religious purposes, for example the annual event of pilgrims travelling to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Read more: five top praycation destinations.Prison breakA holiday involving a visit to, or even a stay in a converted prison. Warning: strictly for those whose idea of being ‘behind bars’ on holiday means more than just sitting behind one which serves beer. Read more: Top Prison Breaks VoluntourismThe growing trend for a holiday that involves volunteering of some sort. VSO (Volunteer Service Overseas) has spawned hundreds of similar volunteering projects around the world that aim to improve the lives of local populations in developing countries. Projects can include anything from physical labour (for example building a school or installing a well) to highly skilled rolls such as practicing medicine or mapping coral reef.Though the majority of voluntourist projects are likely to benefit the local population or wildlife, some programmes have been criticised for providing a source of free labour and therefore preventing locals from gaining paid employment. Or taking two years longer than it would had they just got a digger in.WavecationTravelling to a destination known for its excellent watersports offerings such as surfing, windsurfing or sailing. Australia is a popular location for wavecationers, as is the Pacific coast of the USA and the Hawaiian islands. RelatedBrits hop on winter flights to EuropeBritish tourists are fleeing the UK to remedy their winter blues with some holiday cheer, according to easyJet.Top 20 travel hacks and money saving tipsYou may be skint, but you can still holiday in style; here’s how.Flight Geek of the Week – Dave HilditchFlight Geek of the Week – Dave Hilditch As more and more niche areas of travel emerge, Skyscanner is proud to present a definitive collection of travel terms (some new, some not so new) that now sit inside the tourist industry’s lexicon – as well as a few Skyscanner neogolisms!Austerication (aka Savecation)The practice of downgrading a holiday to make it more affordable, based on the conjunction of the words: ‘austere’ + ‘vacation’. Examples include swapping the Balearics for Bournemouth, or New York for Newport. Coined by Skyscanner during 2011 which was a year of austere measures due to the ongoing economic stagnation in the UK and abroad.AdrenicationHoliday or trip where traveller seeks out ‘adrenaline’ activities. These can vary from things such as bungee jumps and sky diving and zip lining, but can also cover other adventurous activities such as skiing, mountain biking and quad biking.last_img read more

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13 Go for a drink in the park Perivoj kraljice Je

first_img13. Go for a drink in the parkPerivoj kraljice Jelene Madijevke is the main green park in Zadar, ideal for picnics and short walks with kids. If you meander further into the park, you’ll find Ledana, a beautiful chill out lounge for relaxing with a coffee or a cocktail. One of the best times to visit the park is during Christmas, as the trees are decked out with decorations and fairy lights.Opening Hours: 8am-4am dailyTickets: Free to enter the park and barAddress: Perivoj kraljice Madijevke, 23000, Zadar14. Chill out at a beach clubThe Famous Beach house and Grill bring Caribbean vibes to Borik beach, ones of the few beaches around Zadar. Kick back with a plate of monkfish and make your way through their extensive beer menu under the Caribbean coloured canopy in the Adriatic sunshine.Opening Hours: 8am-2amAddress: Ul. Majstora Radovana 7, 23000, Zadar 3. Tour the Museum of Ancient GlassWho would have thought glass could be so fascinating? The Museum of Ancient Glass is much more than a few dry and dusty displays – this visual masterpiece gets you talking before you’re even through the door, thanks to its controversial architecture (a glass pavilion fused onto a nineteenth century villa). Once inside, you’re sure to be captivated by delicate Roman perfume bottles, globe-shaped cremation urns and dainty flasks for holy water, all found nearby. Opening Hours: 9am-9pmTickets: 30 kunaAddress: Poljana Zemaljskog Odbora 1, Zadar 23000 12. Visit Church of St. ChrysogonusAs far as unfinished churches go, this one is impressive. Construction on this church first began in 1175 thanks to Lampridius, the archibishop of Zadar, and the build of the bell tower began in 1485 – but it’s never been finished. Add this one into your walking tour of the city, as it’s slap bang in the centre. 5. Linger over coffee at the Roman forumAt the foot of the Church of St Donat lies the centuries-old Roman forum, where one surviving pillar stands sentinel over what was once a bustling marketplace, shallow crumbling walls marking where imposing council chambers used to rise. Today it’s a great spot for a coffee, marvelling at the great hulk of the ninth century now-deconsecrated church and watching all of modern Zadar’s life passing by. It’s a bit of a suntrap too, so get ready to bask at the Café Bar Forum with a biela kava (white coffee) or macchiato in hand.Opening Hours: 24 hoursTickets: FreeAddress: Grgura Mrganića 1, 23000 9. Slurp sladoled on Narodni TrgCroatia knows how to do ice cream (or sladoled) – rich, creamy and in a rainbow of different flavours. Tempt your tastebuds at Donat Sladoledi on Narodni Trg, in the shade of the cathedral, with choices from kiwi to cherry, and indulgent toppings like cookies or Snickers. At only 7 kuna a scoop, there are some 20 flavours and they change constantly – which sounds like a good excuse to come back to us! Opening Hours: 10am-lateAddress: Trg Svete Stošije, 23000, Zadar 4. Snap a selfie at the Greeting to the SunKids love sliding across the smooth, colourful surface of Bašić’s other renowned work of art, the Greeting to the Sun. Handily located next-door to the Sea Organ, the fun’s not limited to the under-10s: grown-ups of all ages are often found absorbed in taking the perfect selfie here. What looks like a giant solar panel during the day reveals itself at night as a dazzling rainbow light show powered by all that stored-up Croatian sun. Once you’ve done a few turns on this ultimate disco floor, retreat to nearby Café Brazil for a glass of local Malvazija or Graševina white wine (around 14 kuna a glass). Opening Hours: Open 24 hoursTickets: FreeAddress: Promenade | Istarska Obala – Obale kralja Petra Krešimira IV, Zadar 23000 7. Walk through history at the Archaeological MuseumA bare-chested Emperor Augustus watches over the entrance to the Archaeological Museum opposite St Donat’s Church, in the heart of Zadar’s Old Town. Dating from the first century, he’s just a hint at the treasures to come, which number some 100,000 and run the gamut from Neolithic vessels and Roman finds to beautiful stone reliefs from Medieval Croatian churches. Opening Hours: 9am-3pm Monday-SaturdayTickets: 30 kunaAddress: Trg opatice Čike, 23000, Zadar8. Shop at the marketZadar is home to one of Croatia’s liveliest daily markets, gearing up each morning on Pod Bedemom just inside one of the Old Town gates. Though the size of this open space is down to bomb damage during the Second World War, the market has been here since the Middle Ages and is a local institution. It’s the perfect place to pick up a picnic of local cheeses, pršut (prosciutto ham) and fruit from the stalls, along with a crusty loaf of bread from one of the surrounding kiosks.Opening Hours: 6am-1pmAddress: Ul. Pod Bedemom, Zadar, 2300 15. Find a tipple of Maraska liqueurDuring the 16th Century, the pharmacists of Zadar’s Dominican monastery began to use the local cherries to devise a herbal liqueur, first named rosolj. Afterwards, they began to add the stems and fruits too, calling for a new name: maraschino. In the 17th century, the first maraschino workshop was built, which is now known as maraska. It’s one of the ingredients in Croatia’s national cocktail – the others being arancini (candied orange), lemon, cherry juice and plenty of ice. 11. Go island hopping in the Adriatic channelThe Telašćica Nature Park is where you’ll find Sali, an island with it’s own salt water lake. During summer, this is where to find a little peace and quiet from the hubbub of the city centre. Similarly, Ošljak Island is found in the Adriatic Channel, and it’s one of the least inhabited islands in Croatia. Spend a day sailing around the island or meander onto it to see the olive groves and picturesque houses. You can usually organise day trips with your hotel. 6. Try the local seafood in FosaZadar perches right on the Adriatic coast so there’s plenty of exceptional seafood to indulge in. The best spot to try it is at Fosa Zadar, overlooking Fosa port. Take a seat outside to watch the ships come and go as you munch on Adriatic octopus, plump scampi and creamy oysters. Don’t miss a taste of Pag cheese either, from the nearby island which shares its name. Fresh seafood here starts at 375 kuna per kilo; better value is the Adriatic scampi risotto (145 kuna) or one of the set menus (from 135 kuna for three courses). Opening Hours: 12pm-12am dailyAddress: Ul. kralja Dmitra Zvonimira 2, 23420, Zadar Search for cheap flights to Zadar 1. Climb St Anastasia’s campanileIt’s hard to miss the Romanesque Cathedral of St Anastasia; the mighty belltower peeks around corners throughout the Old Town of Zadar, enticing you to climb up there yourself and enjoy the view. It’s a whopper, with 360-degree panoramas across brick-red roofs and Roman ruins, all the way to the sparkling ocean beyond. You’ll tackle a couple of hundred steps to get there but it’s worth being out of puff to stand up on the wind-buffeted terrace, higher than the bells themselves. Opening Hours: 8am-8pm Monday-Saturday. Closed on SundaysTickets: 10 kunaAddress: incrocio Siroka ulica – Trg Svete Stošije, Zadar 23000 2. Watch the sunset at the Sea OrganListen out for music in the air as you walk along the seafront at the southwest corner of the Zadar peninsula. Look beneath your feet as you go down the smooth stone stairway and you’ll see holes carved into the ground – all that’s visible of the underwater pipes that were created for local architect Nikola Bašić’s 2005 art installation. The action of the waves pushes seawater through the pipes to produce beautiful, haunting notes – the perfect soundtrack to a blazing sunset over the Adriatic. Opening Hours: Open 24 hoursTickets: FreeAddress: Promenade | Istarska Obala – Obale kralja Petra Krešimira IV, Zadar 23000 10. Bar hop through the VarosNarrow atmospheric alleyways wind their way through the lively Varos area: explore them and you’ll find some of Zadar’s top bars, often jostling with students from the city’s university. Follow the crowd to find out where the best scene is or head for one of the usual favourites. There’s generally a young, cocktail-drinking crowd at Dolce Vita Caffe, while around the corner at Café Gallery Gina you’ll often find more mature drinkers sipping wine in this tiny art gallery. How to get to ZadarThere are direct flights from Bristol, London and Manchester to Zadar. If you’re flying from any other major UK city, you can catch a connecting flight via London.Once you arrive, you can catch a bus from the airport into the centre (25 kuna, departing from the first till late flights of the day), or grab a taxi. Taxi charges can vary depending on where you’re going – for a ride to Zadar Town, it will cost between 200 and 250 kuna. Search for cheap flights to Zadar Where to stay on a city break in ZadarIf you’re looking for a hostel:Boutique Hostel Forum has free Wifi, black out curtains and a coffee shop for when you wake up too. If you’re looking for a hotel:Tinel Superior Residence is in the centre of Zadar, and you’ll love coming back to your private room with a flat screen TV, free Wifi and room service inside. If you’re looking for luxury:Falksteiner Hotel is ideal if you want a little privacy, and the ability to go parasailing just after breakfast – it’s right on Borik Beach. Search for hotels in Zadar Looking for cheap flights to Zadar? Search nowReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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first_imgNew York, NY – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineTo embrace New York Fashion Week’s move to the neighborhood, the newly renovated Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York at One Central Park West – along with its chic new sister property Downtown, Trump SoHo™ New York – is offering the “Welcome, Fashion Week” package, which include a pair of highly sought-after fashion show tickets.See Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry on the runway with the “Welcome, Fashion Week – Carlos Miele” package. Available for a two-night stay Sept. 12-14 only, the package includes a pair of tickets to the Carlos Miele fashion show on Sept. 13, a welcome amenity of Champagne for a toast to couture, and a $500 gift card at Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry (applicable toward a minimum purchase of $1,500). The package is priced from $2,499 at Trump International Hotel & Tower New York and from $2,049 at Trump SoHo New York.The “Welcome, Fashion Week – Nanette Lepore” package is available for a two-night stay at Trump SoHo Sept. 14-16 only. This package includes a pair of tickets to the Nanette Lepore fashion show on Sept. 15, Champagne welcome amenity, and a $500 gift card at Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry (applicable toward a minimum purchase of $1,500). The package is priced from $2,049 at Trump SoHo New York only.Both hotels are fêting New York fashion throughout the month of September with the “Fashion Week Glitters” promotion. Any guest staying three or more consecutive nights during the month of September will receive a voucher to collect an Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry gift card for $500 (applicable toward a minimum purchase of $1,500) at the Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry boutique at 685 Madison Ave. between 61st and 62nd Sts.www.trumpnewyorkhotel.comlast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jan 10, 2018 9:36 am PDT Last Updated Jan 10, 2018 at 10:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music legend Willie Nelson has cancelled shows in Nevada and California after leaving a concert in San Diego after performing one song.A publicist for Nelson says shows scheduled this week in Rohnert Park, California; Las Vegas; and Laughlin, Nevada, have been cancelled. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Nelson left his show at a San Diego casino on Saturday after the first song, “Whiskey River.”Fans told the newspaper that Nelson was coughing and apparently had difficulty breathing. A statement from Ticketmaster said he left the stage early because of an illness.Nelson, 84, keeps up a rigorous touring and recording schedule. His latest album, “Willie Nelson and the Boys: Willie’s Stash Vol. 2” featuring his sons Lukas and Micah was released last year. FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Willie Nelson performs in Nashville, Tenn. Nelson has cancelled shows in Nevada and California after leaving a concert in San Diego after performing one song. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Nelson left his show at a San Diego casino on Saturday after the first song, “Whiskey River.” Fans told the newspaper that he was coughing and apparently having difficulty breathing. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) center_img Willie Nelson cancels shows after leaving a concert earlylast_img read more

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first_imgRadio host fired over abuse claims sorry, seeks 2nd chance by The Associated Press Posted Apr 10, 2018 1:37 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BOSTON – A former host of one of National Public Radio’s most successful programs who was fired over allegations of workplace abuse is apologizing and asking for a second chance.“On Point” host Tom Ashbrook was dismissed by Boston radio station WBUR in February after investigators found he created an “abusive work environment.” The station says Ashbrook was cleared of sexual misconduct.Ashbrook says in a piece published Tuesday by The Boston Globe he initially was defensive when told he had to go. He says he’s come to realize his behaviour was “offensive and overbearing to some.”Ashbrook says he’s sorry for his actions and has learned from his mistakes. He asks whether there is “room for redemption and rebirth,” saying he wants to “make Boston proud again.”last_img read more

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first_img NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When four-piece hard rock band Halestorm went back into the studio to work on their fourth album, they had already thrown out a bunch of songs they felt sounded too much like songs they had recorded before.Led by frontwoman Lzzy Hale, the group has been dealing with critics for years saying they leaned too pop and didn’t shred hard enough. But the band wasn’t trying to please everyone, because they just wanted to keep evolving.“We’re on our fourth record on a major label and we won a Grammy Award, and there’s this misconception that you’ve had the success and therefore it gets easier,” said 34-year-old Hale. “It really doesn’t because you’ve put so much out in the world and you’re like, ‘OK, what’s next?’”Their new album “Vicious,” out Friday, came out of a lot of experimentation in a Nashville, Tennessee studio working with acclaimed rock producer Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked with bands like Foo Fighters and Alice in Chains. Hale and her brother Arejay Hale, Joe Hottinger and Josh Smith have been performing together for more than 15 years and Raskulinecz wanted to capture that live sound as much as possible.The Pennsylvania-based band will also start the second leg of a tour with all female-fronted rock bands — including In This Moment and New Year’s Day — on Friday in Kansas City, with additional stops in Albany, Seattle and San Francisco. A third leg of the tour was just added starting in November.Lzzy Hale and Hottinger, who plays guitar, talked with The Associated Press about dealing with critics, finding new inspiration and touring with other female rockers. Answers have been edited for clarity and brevity._____AP: What was it like in the studio this time?Hottinger: We were really like, “How do we push this band forward? How do we do something interesting that’s hard rock these days?” Because it seems like it’s really hard to find good rock music and something that is pushing the boundaries a little bit. And (Nick) is like, “Well, let’s just start with the four of you in a room and who’s got a riff? We’ll start there.”Hale: He was a Halestorm fan before we ever started working together. So when we would be excited, like this is really cool, he would say, “No, no, no. I’ve seen what you can do live. I know you can sing harder, I know you can play faster, I know your brother can be crazier. Let’s push everything that makes you guys who you are. Let’s push it forward.”AP: Is there a democratic process to making decisions as a band?Hale: It’s interesting because we’ve been a four-piece for over 15 years now and it’s interesting how you settle into your roles. Everybody has a tremendous amount of respect to what everybody brings to the table. And not everybody has to be interested in the same thing.AP: Do you pay attention to critics and reviews of your albums?Hale: We pay attention to critics and reviews, but we’ve never paid any mind to what people think of us. I think that comes with literally growing up on the stage. Since we were 13 we were performing.Hottinger: Like the first record came out and nobody really cared and the only thing you’d see about us was positive things ’cause people would take the time because they were excited.Hale: We always said once people started hating on us, then we’ve got it.Hottinger: You can’t make everyone happy and we’re not going to. I think it’s great actually when you get some of the good, creative criticism.Hale: We’ve always been our biggest critics and like any obstacle that is in front of us or judgment that’s in front of us, we usually put it there.AP: That feels like a theme throughout the album, especially on songs like “Uncomfortable,” of being unapologetic.Hale: I was trying to figure out how to be OK with not being the person that makes everybody happy. And writing an album and moving this band forward specifically for myself and my bandmates and not for anybody else. So it came through very honestly in the lyrics.AP: By touring with other female-fronted rock bands, did you hope to change perceptions about what rock fans will pay to see?Hale: Halfway through this tour we realized the audience is no longer 60/40 male to female, which is usually kinda what happens at a rock show. It’s either 50/50 or it’s completely turned on its head. So we’re seeing this kind of sea of girls that are like us. We’re kind of proving on this tour that this heavy music is genderless.Hottinger: You look at the crowd and there’s these girls that are like embracing these traditionally masculine moments, like heavy moments or these screams, and these girls are loving it. And you realize these are just rock ‘n’ roll moments and there’s no gender.Hale: I think the goal with this next leg is to really show these girls that this is a place for you._____Online:http://www.halestormrocks.com/_____Follow Kristin M. Hall at Twitter.com/KMHall Grammy-winning rockers Halestorm don’t care about the haters In this July 20, 2018, photo, members of Halestorm, from left, Arejay Hale, Joe Hottinger, Lzzy Hale, and Josh Smith pose in Nashville, Tenn., to promote their new record, “Vicious,” out on July 27. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) center_img by Kristin M. Hall, The Associated Press Posted Jul 24, 2018 9:40 am PDT Last Updated Jul 24, 2018 at 11:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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Oldschool RB group The OJays get into a politic

first_imgOld-school R&B group The O’Jays get into a political groove by Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Oct 19, 2018 5:48 am PDT Last Updated Oct 19, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this June 13, 2016 file photo, members of the group The O’Jays, from left, Eric Grant, Eddie Levert and Walter Williams attend the 2016 Apollo Theater Spring Gala in New York. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees known for the classic song “Love Train” on Friday released the politically charged single “Above the Law,” which explores racial and class inequality. The single will be part of the group’s final studio album, “The Last Word,” which is their first original material in almost 20 years and is set for release Feb. 22. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – The iconic R&B group The O’Jays has always made music for the heart. Now the group is going for the jugular on what it says is its last album.The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees known for the classic song “Love Train” on Friday released the politically charged single “Above the Law ,” which explores racial and class inequality. The lyrics include: “Game is fixed/ Pure parlour tricks.”The single will be part of The O’Jays’ final studio album, the socially conscious “The Last Word,” their first original material in almost 20 years, which is set for release Feb. 22 from S-Curve Records.Group co-founders Eddie Levert Sr. and Walter Williams Sr. told The Associated Press this week that the group didn’t intend to make new music as it looks toward retirement but felt compelled by what it has seen over the past few years.“You almost have to say something. You almost have to get involved. You know, it’s bad. I’ve never seen it this bad,” said Williams, 75. “You have to say something. You have to do something. People have to get out and vote to change things if they want change.”“Above the Law” was composed by Betty Wright and Angelo Morris, and produced by Steve Greenberg, Wright, Mike Mangini and Sam Hollander. More of its lyrics include the lines “Re-invent slavery/ Erase the war on poverty/ Separate primarily/ By class.”“As soon as I heard it, I told Mr. Greenberg, ‘We are all going to jail,’” Williams said, laughing. “He said, ‘Don’t worry about it. I’ll be the guy that gives you the cake with the file in it.’”The cover, by artist Christa Cassan, shows businessmen with briefcases riding flying pigs over the Capitol. A lyric video for “Above the Law” begins with a $100 bill being burned, before showing photos of black men manhandled by the police, scary newspaper headlines, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.Levert, 76, said he feels like he’s stepped back in time to when he was a child in Alabama and the Ku Klux Klan was terrorizing people. He watched with alarm as white supremacists are walking through U.S. city streets once more.“Now, it seems like we’ve done a 360-degree turn and gone back to those same times when they can hang and shoot and kill people just because of their colour,” Levert said. “Walter and myself, we’re living this twice. It’s like repeating yourself. It’s crazy.”Williams and Levert formed the band in Canton, Ohio, in 1963, alternating as lead singers. Hits from their peak in the 1970s and 1980s include “Backstabbers,” ”Love Train” and “Use Ta Be My Girl.” The group’s last album of new material, “Love You to Tears,” appeared in 1997.While known for their funky, soulful songs, The O’Jays often tackled social issues, as with “For the Love of Money” and “Put Your Hands Together,” in which they urged “praying for all the people who are sleeping in the street.” They had a hard time getting radio stations to play “Rich Get Richer,” which argued: “The people who live on the hill/ Don’t have time for the ghetto.”But “The Last Word” will be the group’s most powerful political statement yet. Another track is called “Stand” and speaks of how love is needed to heal. “Turn off the TV to avoid the news/ Look up to heaven ’cause I’m so confused/ Another child lost to the city.”As for this being their last album, the singers insist they’re trying to be realistic. “I’ll be 80 in four more years. What girl is going to fall out and scream on the floor for an 80-year-old man? It’s time,” Levert said.His bandmate agreed: “If, in fact, we see one fall out, she really fell out!” Williams joked. “Somebody better call the paramedics.”___Online:http://www.mightyojays.com___Mark Kennedy is at http://twitter.com/KennedyTwitslast_img read more

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first_img FILE – In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) by Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press Posted Nov 13, 2018 2:10 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Actress Paz de la Huerta sues Harvey Weinstein, alleges rape LOS ANGELES — Actress Paz de la Huerta is suing Harvey Weinstein, saying the movie mogul raped her, harassed her and hurt her career.The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Weinstein raped de la Huerta twice in New York in December 2010. Police said last November they were investigating, but no charges have been filed.The suit alleges that in January 2011 Weinstein exposed himself to her and tried to get her to have sex in Beverly Hills.The suit states that Weinstein taunted de La Huerta with phone calls and was involved with her firing from HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”Weinstein attorney Ben Brafman noted the lack of criminal charges and contends de la Huerta’s other allegations are “the product of an unstable personality with a vivid imagination.”Andrew Dalton, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Dec 7, 2018 8:08 am PDT ‘Avengers 4’ gets a title, trailer and new release datecenter_img LOS ANGELES — The fourth “Avengers” movie finally has a title. Marvel Studios and the Walt Disney Co. said Friday that the highly anticipated, and closely guarded, conclusion to the “Infinity War” saga will be called “Avengers: Endgame.”The studios also released the first trailer for the film, in which Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow character explains that Thanos really did erase half the population. “Avengers: Infinity War” ended on that cliffhanger as many of Marvel’s superheroes dissolved into the air. It went on to become the highest grossing film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with over $2 billion in ticket sales.Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo “Avengers: Endgame” will also now debut in North American theatres a week earlier on April 26, 2019.—Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA6hldpSTF8The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_img by Associated Press, The Associated Press Posted Jan 2, 2019 2:32 pm PDT Nielsen’s top programs for Dec. 24-30 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 24-30. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. College Football Playoff: Oklahoma vs. Alabama, ESPN, 18.49 million.2. College Football Playoff: Notre Dame vs. Clemson, ESPN, 16.28 million.3. “Orange Bowl Pregame,” ESPN, 16.23 million.4. “Orange Bowl Postgame,” ESPN, 16.07 million.5. NFL Football: Indianapolis at Tennessee, NBC, 16.05 million.6. “Cotton Bowl Postgame, ESPN, 15.15 million.7. “NFL Pregame,” NBC, 11.54 million.8. “The OT,” Fox, 9.58 million.9. “Football Night in America,” NBC, 8.98 million.10. NFL Football: Denver at Oakland, ESPN, 8.71 million.11. NBA Basketball: L.A. Lakers at Golden State, ABC, 7.99 million.12. “The Orville,” Fox, 5.68 million.13. College Football: Iowa St. vs. Washington St., ESPN, 5.66 million.14. College Football: West Virginia vs. Syracuse, ESPN, 4.88 million.15. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (Sunday, 8 p.m.), ABC, 4.55 million.16. “Chicago PD,” NBC, 4.47 million.17. Movie: “It’s a Wonderful Life,” NBC, 4.41 million.18. “Chicago Med,” NBC, 4.35 million.19. “Chicago Fire,” NBC, 4.05 million.20. “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (Sunday, 9 p.m.), ABC, 3.96 million.___ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.Associated Press, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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first_img Tourists stand on Pennsylvania Avenue by the White House at sunset, Friday March 22, 2019, in Washington, after the news that special counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with associates of President Donald Trump and delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Mar 23, 2019 3:10 am PDT Cable viewers digest Mueller news through Hannity, Maddow AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK — For Sean Hannity, the “witch hunt” was finally over. Rachel Maddow considered it the start of something.The diametrically opposed opinion hosts, who vie for the distinction of the most popular in cable news, were the windows through which many Americans digested Friday’s news that special counsel Robert Mueller had concluded a nearly two-year investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election. While his report, or even a summary, has not been released, television news still had hours to fill talking about it.Fox News Channel’s Hannity, a close Trump ally, focused on reports there will be no additional indictments stemming from Mueller’s probe.“The left’s favourite conspiracy theory is now dead,” Hannity said. “It is buried, and there was no collusion, no conspiracy, no obstruction. The witch hunt is over and there will be no further charges.”He lamented that lives were ruined by the investigation and said that people who have been prosecuted or convicted had committed “process crimes.”The accusations against Trump were “what we always said, a hoax, a lie conceived by hate.”While Hannity’s Fox colleague Tucker Carlson suggested it was a night Americans “should be celebrating the great news” that no crime was apparently found regarding collusion, Hannity said citizens should be outraged by the amount of time and money spent on the case. He promised a reckoning in the coming weeks of politicians and media figureshe claimed were guilty of a rush to judgment, and his first target was U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Investigations Committee. “Schifty Schiff” read the words onscreen behind him.“What is Maddow and all the other MSNBC conspiracy theorists, what are they going to ever do now?” he said.As he talked, Maddow was doing the same. Unlike most evenings, when the two figures work in studios across Manhattan’s Sixth Avenue from each other, Maddow had rushed to a studio in Tennessee where she had spent the day trout fishing.“Finally, it happened,” she said. “In terms of what that means and what Mueller has found, we know only the smallest little bits. This is the start of something, not the end of something.”In meticulous fashion, she detailed how the news that Mueller’s investigation had concluded was reported and what a letter by Attorney General William Barr meant about what will be released to the public. Democrats in Congress have already demanded the full report be released and that they see background materials; Maddow read a letter by Schiff about that on the air.“Right now we mostly have just a ton of questions, as to what Mueller’s report says, who gets to see it, who gets to decide who gets to see it and when,” she said.It wasn’t until 16 minutes into her program that she discussed the reports that there will be no new indictments stemming from the probe.Many Fox News Channel guests, not just Hannity, focused on that detail on Friday evening. Former Trump aide Corey Lewandowski called it “a very clear signal that this entire hoax is over.”Still, some Fox personalities, including Chris Wallace and Harris Faulkner, had to caution guests that Mueller’s report hadn’t been seen yet. “To say that somehow this clears the president seems like the height of rushing to judgment,” Wallace said. He dismissed the idea that those prosecuted had been charged of process crimes, saying they were very serious.Meanwhile, on CNN, analyst and frequent Trump critic Jeffrey Toobin had an answer to colleagues who warned Trump and his supporters against prematurely celebrating.While he isn’t necessarily in the clear, the fact that the president’s sons or son-in-law Jared Kushner were not indicted “is unambiguously good news for him,” Toobin said.David Bauder, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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FILE In this file photo taken on Friday March 29

first_img FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, March 29, 2019, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukrainian actor and candidate in the upcoming presidential election, hosts a comedy show at a concert hall in Brovary, Ukraine. For his presidential campaign popular Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has literally taken the script from a TV show in which he plays the Ukrainian president. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File) New Ukrainian leader’s campaign had pages from sitcom script MOSCOW — The president-elect of Ukraine does not have a political record that foreign governments and companies can search for clues. For now, a 51-episode TV sitcom might offer the clearest view of what kind of leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy will be.Zelenskiy, a career comedian, foretold his future when he took the starring role in “Servant of the People.” The series, created by Zelenskiy’s production company, follows a high school teacher who finds himself elected to Ukraine’s highest office thanks to a recorded rant that goes viral.The show, which premiered in 2015, is the first Ukrainian series bought by Netflix. In an interview earlier this year, Zelenskiy told foreign journalists he wanted to put “a dream country” on the small screen. The latest season was filmed and aired after Zelenskiy declared his candidacy for the real presidency on New Year’s Eve.Further blurring the line between fiction and reality, he named his political party “Servant of the People.” The TV character and the first-time candidate also overlapped at times on the campaign trail:SEPARATISM AND THE WAR IN THE EASTThe dispute over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and a deadly separatist war in eastern Ukraine are likely to dominate Zelenskiy’s agenda.Zelenskiy, a Russian speaker from central Ukraine, said earlier this year he doesn’t see military force as an option for bringing either area back under Kyiv’s wing. He said the government should reach out to welcome the eastern territories to a new Ukraine.“We need to send a message that we are all Ukrainians,…that you’re one of us,” he said.In the latest season of “Servant of the People,” Zelenskiy’s character, Vasyl Holoborodko, assumes the presidency of a country split into 28 independent states, some of which resemble actual separatist fiefdoms in eastern Ukraine.“Enough with the old slogans: north, west, south. We’re one country, we’re all Ukrainians,” the fictional President Holoborodko tells two separatist leaders in one episode of the TV show.Holoborodko rejects the idea of bribing or intimidating the separatists into reuniting. At the end of the latest season, Ukraine’s east and west come back together following a joint effort to help coal miners trapped underground.___OVERHAUL OF GOVERNMENTAfter an exit poll predicted he won nearly three out of every four votes, Zelenskiy on Sunday reiterated a campaign promise to fire Ukraine’s prosecutor general for an appointee of his own. He called the chief prosecutor part of “the old team.”In the first season of “Servant of the People,” the president character pushes out existing officials with reputations for corruption and abusing power.“You and your allies have been at the helm for nearly a quarter of the century,” Holoborodko tells the fictional prime minister in Episode 6. “And what changes do we see? Zero. Zero changes, zero reforms.”But Holoborodko is despondent because he can’t find a single honest professional to appoint. He ends up putting his school friends in top posts, attracting accusations of cronyism.During an actual presidential debate Friday, Zelenskiy was surrounded by literally the same people – the actors who played his Cabinet ministers on TV. The president-elect has not announced who he wants to appoint, but no peers from acting or comedy have shown interest in following Zelenskiy into politics.___PERKS AND PRIVILEDGES FOR OFFICIALSZelenskiy said as early election returns came in that he would cut the presidential administration budget, get rid of the perks that come with public office and move the seat of government out of central Kyiv so “there is no traffic.”“I would like to find a place in Kyiv or outside Kyiv so that there would be no motorcades, and I would like to get rid of the motorcades altogether,” the comedian said.The scripted president of “Servant of the People” gives up his motorcade in Season 1 and takes the bus or taxis to work. He pushes through a bill to relocate executive branch offices to a Soviet-era pavilion on Kyiv’s outskirts.“We will free the centre of Kyiv from those traffic jams.” Holoborodko tells lawmakers.The character ends up hiring back the bodyguard he fired and being driven in a car after he narrowly escapes a group of taxi drivers angry about his crackdown on gypsy cabs.RELATIONS WITH OUTGOING LEADERZelenskiy spent a huge portion of his campaign lambasting traditional politicians for alleged corruption, the topic of the viral video that put his TV character in office.At Friday’s debate in front of nearly 60,000 people, Zelenskiy called incumbent Poroshenko “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” and accused him of abusing power for personal enrichment.Poroshenko tweeted that the Kremlin would be “celebrating” the election of a “new, inexperienced Ukrainian president,” but also called Zelenskiy later Sunday to concede defeat and offer his assistance.Likewise, Zelenskiy on Sunday refrained from attacking Poroshenko and said of the president’s offer to help, “if I really need to call him, I will.”In the fourth episode of “Servant of the People,” the teacher-turned-president must deal with a crestfallen predecessor who locks himself in his office, gets drunk and refuses to come out.“They’ve stolen the country from me, an entire country,” the fictional outgoing president says.In the end, the new president convinces the outgoing leader to go peacefully.Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press by Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press Posted Apr 22, 2019 9:27 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jul 3, 2019 12:12 pm PDT FILE – In this Sept. 1993, file photo, the home of Aaron Spelling is seen in the Holmby Hills section of Los Angeles. The gigantic Los Angeles mansion built for the late producer Aaron Spelling and his widow in 1991, has been sold for $119.75 million. The Los Angeles Times says the sale that closed Tuesday, July 2, 2019, is the highest home price in Los Angeles County history. After his death in 2006, his widow, Candy, sold the mansion for $85 million to Petra Ecclestone, daughter of Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) Former Spelling mansion sells for nearly $120 million AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LOS ANGELES — A gigantic Los Angeles mansion built in 1991 for the late producer Aaron Spelling and his widow has been sold for $119.75 million.The Los Angeles Times says the sale that closed Tuesday is the highest home price ever in Los Angeles County.Set on 4.7 acres (1.9 hectares) in Holmby Hills, the 56,600-square-foot (5,258-square-meter) chateau is the largest home in Los Angeles.The unidentified buyer was represented by a Beverly Hills real estate firm.Spelling produced such TV series as “Charlie’s Angels,” ”Dynasty,” ”Beverly Hills 90210″ and “Melrose Place.”After his death in 2006, his widow Candy sold the mansion for $85 million to Petra Ecclestone, daughter of Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone.She made modifications and the home now has 123 rooms, including 14 bedrooms and 27 bathrooms.___Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/The Associated Presslast_img read more

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February 27 2008 We continue our series of report

first_imgFebruary 27, 2008 We continue our series of reports on the installation of a new set of solar panels at the Visitors’ Parking and Access area. [see reports from 2/18 – 2/25/08]. We continue our series of reports on the installation of a new set of solar panels at the Visitors’ Parking and Access area. [see reports from 2/18 – 2/25/08]. Construction and metal shop volunteer, Darina Trendafilova, has cut the individual pieces for the steel frame on which the solar panels will be mounted. Now she welds heavy brackets to the frame pieces. [Photo: Scott Riley & text: sa] Arcosanti is built on marginal land, on the south edge of a mesa. Intense winds whistle and sometimes roar through the high desert that surrounds the site. [see 7/24/06 report of the actual mini tornado, that heavily damaged the visitors entrance] … to explain the very heavy gage of steel for the solar panel frame. [Photo: Scott Riley & text: sa] Visiting alumni Adam Nordfors and Angus Gluck assemble the outer frame of a storage shed that will house the control unit and batteries for the solar panels, on a concrete slab at the south-west corner of the recycling area, right next to the visitors parkinglot. As we mentioned, the panels will power path lighting in the visitors parking lot and along the path from the parking area to the Crafts III entrance. Next report of this series will be posted on 2/29/08. [Photo: Scott Riley & text: sa]last_img read more

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May 26 2010 On May 22 – 23 2010 the Arizona

first_imgMay 26, 2010 On May 22 – 23, 2010, the Arizona Highways Travel Show presented an opportunity to learn about Arizona’s attractions, events, and amenities. The Arcosanti booth kept busy all weekend as visitors asked questions about our very distinctive project. [photo: Young Soo Kim & text: Erin Jeffries] Arcosanti Public Relations Coordinator Erin Jeffries tells booth visitors about Arcosanti’s tours, Café, windbells, and special events like the Juneteenth Jazz Festival or Italian Night. Residents Youngsoo Kim and Matteo Di Michele also represented Arcosanti, talking about what makes Arcosanti unlike any other attraction in the state. [photo: Young Soo Kim & text: Erin Jeffries] From wine tours to gardens, from museums to hiking, tourists received a plethora of information. [photo: Young Soo Kim & text: Erin Jeffries] Over 100 different booths represented regions throughout the state. Many Arizona residents came to the show hoping to plan local vacations and trips this year. [photo: Young Soo Kim & text: Erin Jeffries]last_img read more

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Cyprus clears cannabinoids for medical use – report

first_imgA North American-based company specialising in medical cannabis research and production, announced on Thursday that it was cleared for distribution of cannabinoid formulations for patients in Cyprus.According to an announcement on BusinessWire, the company, Tilray, said its cannabinoid products have cleared for distribution in Cyprus after it had received necessary approvals in Canada and Cyprus.“We are proud to be able to offer patients access to high-quality, pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis products in Cyprus,” chairman Brendan Kennedy said.The company said it is working with Cyprus’ health ministry “to import and distribute Tilray Drops, a medical cannabis extract product, at pharmacies and healthcare facilities throughout the country to patients with advanced cases of cancer who have authorization to access medical cannabis products”.The health ministry had said earlier in the year that it was in consultation with companies for the supply of cannabis oil to be administered to cancer patients, but it was not announced whether they had reached a deal with any providers.Tilray describes itself as a global leader in medical cannabis research and production dedicated to advancing the science, safety, and efficacy of medical cannabis and cannabinoids.The company said that it operates “one of the largest and most sophisticated federally licensed medical cannabis cultivation facilities in the world, offering a range of products to patients, physicians, pharmacies, governments, hospitals and researchers in Australia, Canada, the European Union and Latin America”.It added that in 2016, Tilray was the first company to legally export medical cannabis products from North America to the European Union and Australia. The company currently supplies pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis products – including dried whole flower and extract formulations – to tens of thousands of patients, physicians, pharmacies, hospitals, governments and researchers around the world for commercial, compassionate access and research purposes.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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