WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to nominate David Malpass, a Trump administration critic of the World Bank, to lead the institution.That’s according to a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official wasn’t authorized to comment publicly on personnel decisions.Trump is expected to make an announcement later this week.Malpass, the undersecretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department, has been a sharp critic of the World Bank, especially over its lending to China.Malpass would succeed Jim Yong Kim, who announced in January that he is stepping down three years before his term was set to expire.The final decision on a successor to Kim will be up to the bank’s board.Politico was first to report on the nomination.Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are renewing a call for the creation of a formal buffer around a national park held sacred by Native Americans.A measure reintroduced Tuesday would prevent future leasing or development of minerals on federally-owned land within a 10-mile (16-kilometre) radius of Chaco Culture National Historical Park.A world heritage site, supporters say they want to protect the sense of remoteness that comes with making the journey to the park. They’re also concerned about the preservation of ancient stone structures and other features outside the park’s boundaries.The lawmakers and tribal officials are worried about the potential of expanded drilling despite repeated decisions over the years by federal land managers to defer oil and gas interest in parcels that fall within the buffer.The Associated Press
Motorla’s Droid 3 may only have come out this summer, but now that the company has brought a sexy, new RAZR to market it decided the original Droid line needed a refresh, too. Take a look at the Droid 4, exposed in all its glory thanks to a series of leaked photos obtained by Droid Life.The Droid 4 is thought to be packing the same hardware as its kevlar-clad RAZR sibling, albeit with a slightly smaller 4-inch touchscreen display and trademark slide-out QWERTY keyboard (which is fully backlit this time around). It’s got LTE support built in, a non-removable battery, works with MotoACTV devices, has Android 2.3.5 on board, and a very similar overall design. There’s also likely a dual-core TI OMAP processor under the hood, and there’s a good chance it’s the 1.2GHz OMAP 4430 found in the RAZR.Also included is an HDMI port, which means you’ll be able to hook your Droid 4 up to a TV and use it as an Android gaming console once that Ice Cream Sandwich update arrives — and you’ve got to believe that Moto’s new Droid flagships are in line for the refresh.No official information about the Droid 4 has been revealed yet, but there’s a good chance the phone is just about ready to go. Droid Life notes the presence of several pre-installed apps (including Madden NFL 12 and Let’s Golf 2) as a good indication that the phone’s ROM is nearly ready for launch. Heck, it’s even got the overlay sticker on the screen that shows new users where the buttons are.If you liked the look of the new RAZR but didn’t want to forego the convenience of a full QWERTY keyboard, you won’t have to wait long to get your mitts on the phone you’ve been hoping for.More at Droid Life
Baby Sea Turtles Found Burned, Dead on Florida BeachFlorida Frogs Find Shelter From Storm in Wind Chimes Soon, beachgoers in Key West, Florida won’t be able to buy some of the most popular sunscreens in the market. The city, on Tuesday, voted to ban sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, in an effort to protect coral reefs in its surrounding waters.The ban takes effect on Jan, 1, 2021, taking a cue from Hawaii, which became the first state to pass a ban on sunscreens that are likely contribute to coral reef “bleaching” and coral death.“We have one reef, and we have to do one small thing to protect that. It’s our obligation,” said Mayor Teri Johnston at a city commission meeting held before the vote.The vote came after more than a hour of public comment on the issue. Almost all were in favor of the ban, according to the Miami Herald.So proud that Key West & @reefrelief has won the ban of sales of sunscreen w/harmful chemicals tonight at city hall!!! pic.twitter.com/yP2lpE0SiF— Ayla Croft (@AylaCroft) February 6, 2019Some dermatologists and sunscreen industry lobbyists, however, were at the vote to say banning the sale of such sunscreens would increase rates of skin cancer and likely discourage people from using any at all, the Herald reported. A scientist representing the industry said more studies were needed to decide whether the chemicals harm the coral reef.Oxybenzone and octinoxate have been used for years to protect people’s skin from UV radiation, but some research has shown that products containing these chemicals can wash away from the skin while swimming or bathing and seep into the water, causing damage to coral reefs.Up to 70 percent of sunscreens on the U.S. market contain oxybenzone, and up to 8 percent contain octinoxate, NPR reported. Sunscreens that contain these ingredients include products from Neutrogena, Coppertone, and Aveeno.According to the National Park Service, 4,000 to 6,000 tons of sunscreen enters reef areas annually, concentrating on popular tourist sites. Researchers testing the effects of sunscreen on corals explain that chemicals in sunscreen can awaken coral viruses. The coral then becomes sick and expel their life-giving algae. Without these algae, the coral “bleaches” (turns white), and often dies.First-time violations of Key West’s ban will result in a written warning. After that, violations will follow the city’s standard civil citation procedures, according to a CNN report.At the meeting Mayor Johnston said she believes Key West’s ban will help educate people about the ingredients in the sunscreens they purchase. “After a bold statement from this commission that we ban these two ingredients, there’s not going to be one person who goes into that CVS that doesn’t flip it over and take a look at the ingredients, and then make a personal decision on how they want to handle their sunscreen protection.”Below, see images of coral bleaching and coral death around the world:View as: One Page Slides1/201. Okinawa, JapanPhoto Credit: The OceanAgency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in Okinawa Japan, September 2016. 2. Great Barrier Reef, AustraliaPhoto Credit: The Ocean AgencyCoral bleaching in GreatBarrierReef, Australia, February 2017.3. Utila, HondurasPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in Utila, Honduras, January 2018.4. Utila, HondurasPhoto Credit: The Ocean AgencyCoral bleaching in Utila, Honduras, January 2018.5. New CaledoniaPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in New Caledonia, March 2016.6. Cairns, AustraliaPhoto Credit: The Ocean AgencyCoral bleaching in Cairns, Australia, March 20167. Okinawa, JapanPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in Okinawa, Japan, September 2016.8. Great Barrier Reef, AustraliaPhoto Credit: The Ocean AgencyCoral bleaching in Great Barrier Reef.9. Heron Island, AustraliaPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in Heron Island, Australia.10. Heron Island, AustraliaPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in Heron Island, Australia, March 2016.11. New CaledoniaPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in New Caledonia, March 2016. 12. The MaldivesPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in Maldives, May 2016.13. The MaldivesPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in Maldives, 2016.14. The MaldivesPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in the Maldives, May 2016. 15. Lizard Island, AustraliaPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral bleaching in Lizard Island, Australia, March 2016.16. Kaheohe Bay, HawaiiPhoto Credit: The Ocean AgencyCoral bleaching in Kaheohe Bay, Hawaii.17. FijiPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCora bleaching in Fiji.18. Coral Death in Lizard IslandPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral death in Lizard Island, Australia, May 2016.19. Coral Death in Lizard IslandPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral death in Lizard Island, Australia, May 2016.20. Coral Death in Lizard IslandPhoto Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview SurveyCoral death in Lizard Island, Australia, May 2016.More on Geek.com:Photos: Eerie Underwater Sculptures Help Reef GrowthJellyfish Robot to Monitor Delicate Ocean CreaturesScientists Discover Bizarre, New Eel-Like Creature in Florida Stay on target
Stay on target A NASA report released earlier this month announced 2018 as fourth warmest year on record, part of a long-term global warming trend. But the impacts of this warming are already being felt — from coastal flooding to shrinking glaciers, which contribute to sea level rise.For many living in low-lying cities, this is a particularly worrying trend. But one company is debuting a livable, solar-powered, self-sustaining yacht that will allow them to ride out floods and sea level surges — in serious style. The cost? A cool $5.5 million.Presented at the Miami Yacht Show this week, the 75-foot Arkup #1 from Arkup LLC is a luxurious, fully solar-electric, mobile, and self-elevating floating home.The livable yachts feature silent electric propulsion to provide mobility and maneuverability. Its automated hydraulic jack-up system, which allows the vessel to put down a stable foundation in up to 20 feet of water, ensures stability even amid Category 4 hurricane winds, according to a company press release.To achieve its sustainability objectives, the Arkup design is also 100-percent solar-powered, and has systems for harvesting and purifying rainwater.Want family with you while riding out the sea level surges? The floating home has four bedrooms in 2,600-square-feet of indoor space, with 4,350-square-feet in total, including its terraces and balconies.Side view of the Arkup #1 livable yacht. (Photo Credit: Arkup)But based on renderings n the Arkup website, it seems that the company envisions whole villages and resorts comprised of these floating homes.One of the livable yachts will be docked in Star Island in Miami Beach. Florida in the next couple of months, according to the company, and will be available for rental. Charter services will also be available starting March 2019.More on Geek.com:This Futuristic Mini Yacht Fits 12 People and Travels Up to 70 MPHWatch: How Engineers Change a Wheel on a Boeing 747 Watch: Is This Robotic Hotel Room on Wheels the Future of Travel? This $5 Million Solar-Powered Super Yacht Cruises in ‘Pure Silence…This Futuristic Mini Yacht Fits 12 People and Travels Up to 70 MPH
PORTLAND — A motorcyclist died in a crash with two cars early Tuesday in Southeast Portland, police say.The motorcyclist, a man, died at the scene, which is near 141st Avenue and Powell Boulevard, Portland police said in a news release. The drivers of an involved truck and sedan stayed at the scene.Officers initially responded just before 2:40 a.m. The crash is under investigation. No details about its circumstances were released early Tuesday.The incident is the third traffic death the Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crash Team has investigated this year.Powell Boulevard will be closed to drivers, cyclists and pedestrians between 138th and 144th avenues through at least part of the morning commute, police say.Police urge anyone who has information about the crash to call 503-823-2103.
COCONUT GROVE, FLA. (WSVN) – – Sunday services offered a moment of reflection for Cuban-Americans in South Florida, in the wake of Fidel Castro’s death.“As a Christian that’s the only thing that you can have faith in, and hope that the evil passes and there’s a bright future,” said Elizabeth Baltodano, a parishioner of Cuban descent.It was a historic Sunday for Elizabeth and Allen Baltodano, who brought their four girls to the church her grandmother considered home, after escaping Fidel Castro’s oppression.“I was actually explaining to the girls the reason why we’re coming here today,” said Baltodano. “My grandmother used to come here to pray, and unite the family and hopefully see a free Cuba.”La Ermita De Caridad, the national shrine of the Cuban exiles has stood as a refuge and symbol of unity for more than 50 years. This Sunday, though, mass held a new meaning.“This is the first Sunday of advent, and advent is the beginning of the celebration of the birth of our lord Jesus Christ,” said Father Fernando Heria of La Ermita de Caridad, “and for us Cubans this is also, I think, God talking to us. The darkness of Cuba is dead. A chapter has been closed.”The congregation sang and prayed together with a renewed hope in their heart, that the death of a dictator will mean change for their country. “We now can begin a new country, a beautiful country with free commerce and liberty,” said Cuban exile, Raul Lopez.Parishioners made their way to La Ermita with their Cuban flags flying and flowers in hand.“Thanks God that everything is going to change now, I think,” said Augustine Fernandez.Although Elizabeth Baltodano’s grandmother did not live to see this day, her granddaughter said her years of prayers are being answered for her children’s generation.“We always talk about hopefully going back to see a free Cuba,” said Baltodano. “That’s been our dream.”Many in the Cuban exile community thought they would never see this day, but now have hope for the new generation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
But while Gawker adds one, it’s losing several to buyouts. Seven editorial staffers have reportedly jumped ship so far, including Gawker Media executive editor, Tommy Craggs, and Gawker editor-in-chief, Max Read. “Fette’s arrival next week is a new impetus for the Technology team that underpins our media brands and the communities of writers and readers that gather round them,” Denton says in an internal memo. “He will be a great addition, applying experience in machine learning and other software skills to the media platform. Ian will also be a part of the Managing Partnership.” Tim McCaughan has been named managing editor at Blue Nation Review. He had been senior supervising producer, political unit, at CNN. Natalie Zmuda has been named managing editor at Ad Age where she’d been editor, CMO strategy. Hannah Orenstein has been named writer at Seventeen.com. She had been editorial intern at Cosmopolitan.com. Advertising Age announced several promotions: Gawker Media hasn’t exactly been under the radar in the past few weeks, but Nick Denton slipped in an important new hire announcement amid the chaos. Matt McAllester has been named Europe editor at Newsweek. Most recently, he had been Europe editor at Time. Ken Wheaton becomes editor in charge of all editorial operations for the brand. He had been managing editor and a regular columnist since 2012 and was the founding editor of Small Agency Diary. The company named Ian Fette its new CTO. He’d previously been engineering manager at Google, leading several projects including the development of the Google Chrome Web browser. Architectural Digest has hired Erica Duecy as digital director of its website. Duecy had served in the same position for Saveur. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: Nat Ives has been named executive editor. He had been media reporter/columnist.
Comments 37 TV and Movies Digital Media Tags The finally sits down to watch TV at 9 p.m. man. It’s the year 2019. We’re currently floating adrift in the “bad” timeline. In this world, everything is either melting or freezing. In this dimension, in this universe, even the act of “relaxing” or “sitting down to unwind” fills me with an existential, dull, aching dread. It’s an all-too-familiar process. I push the on button on my OLED TV. The TV I painstakingly calibrated according to very specific settings. The TV I eventually purchased on sale after painstakingly reading through reviews and buyers’ guides online. Everything I do is “painstaking”.I hit the little Netflix button on my remote and scroll.And I scroll.And I scrolllllllllllllllllllllllll.Research suggests the average person scrolls streaming services for 19 minutes before deciding what show to watch. That’s me on my best day. This may be the result of a neurotic personality defect. The kind that has me obsessing over black levels on an overpriced TV, but I have — on many occasions, more than I care to count — sat down to watch television on Netflix and literally scrolled for hours before going to bed having watched nothing. Or maybe I’ll start a new show or documentary or movie, watch it for 10 minutes and decide no, I chose poorly. This is not worth my constantly ebbing time…Back to the scroll.To the endless scroll. To the making of lists. “This show isn’t worthwhile now, but maybe in another timeline, in another universe, I will decide to watch this show. “But no, not right now.” 17 Photos Inside the Universal Studios Stranger Things haunted house Amazon Netflix Share your voice Hello. It’s me, the busy man.The busy job man with the wife and two young kids man. The gets home late from work after a stressful commute man. The sometimes feeds his children cold beans for dinner man, scrolls through his social media while they’re in the shower man. The frantically gets them dressed for bed man. Puts way too much butter on his crackers man. Ignores that terrifying, evolving pile of unfolded laundry man. Just survived my 6 year old’s birthday party. Don’t tell me I don’t deserve this. pic.twitter.com/a8OaNaifU9— Mark Serrels (@Serrels) December 7, 2018 I hover. Quickly grab my phone. A Google search. What did this do on Metacritic? Hmmm… what about IMDb? Is this the show everyone was talking about on Twitter? Should I watch it? Do I need to be across this? Do I need to have an opinion on Russian Doll? To be equipped for discussions at a party or at work. Are people going to ask me about Sex Education, about the Fyre Festival documentary? About the latest season of House of Cards? Am I obliged to watch this show? Why do I feel obliged to watch this show? What is this strange, claustrophobic pressure on my chest as I hover over Bird Box? Invisible algorithms slowly wrapping round my throat. No Netflix, I don’t want to watch bloody Bird Box, so stop asking me.If I was of sounder mind, I might turn off the TV, do some yoga, meditate. Go to the gym, I don’t know. Instead, I continue scrolling endlessly until the heat death of the universe. Normal. Completely normal.Me staring vacantly into the void of never-ending TV choices. Amazon Back to the scroll. Or maybe a sneaky switch to Amazon Prime. To a whole new set of shows. To a brand new user interface. To Homecoming, to that one with Jack Ryan. To a whole new set of movies, most of which were on Netflix last month. An endless game of catch. An endless multi-brand scroll that spans oceans and services. Right, right, right, right. Down.Right, right, right, right.Hover.Pick up phone. Google.Put phone down. Right, right, right.This is my time. My precious, limited free time. A contradiction so acute it bends space, time and reason: the pressure to make the absolute best use of this precious limited free time is making me waste that time with an incredible, crushing efficiency. Is it the sheer volume? The sea of garbage? The fact that services once loaded with high-quality flagship shows are trending toward mediocrity? Is it the pressure? The endless social media vortex that swallows all matter and light? Are our attention spans so battered and bruised we can’t even convince our frazzled neurons to fire in the right direction?All I know is the laundry remains unfolded. The dishes await scrubbing. It’s now 10 p.m. and my kids wake up at 6. If I watch a movie now I might get five hours of sleep before the doom cycle begins anew. But which movie? I can only watch one and there are so many. I have to watch the best one. The good one. The one I am duty bound to watch as the universe collapses on itself.Right, right, right.Down.Right, right, right, right. “No, not that one. I’ll add it to my list.”Out of Amazon. Back to Netflix. One more quick google. More scrolling. Scrolling, scrolling, scrolling.Another quick glance at my phone. It’s 10:30 pm. I am so, so tired. I am the tired man.Maybe I should just go to bed…Everything about Fortnite: What you need to know about the hit game.NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.
Review • 2019 Genesis G70: A familiar formula, but a little bit sweeter 2019 Genesis G70: A subtly sharper sport sedan Enlarge ImageFun fact: The 2019 Genesis G70 won the 2019 Roadshow Shift award for Car of the Year. Antuan Goodwin/Roadshow Right now, the Genesis lineup consists of three sedans — the G70, G80 and G90. While the automaker has teased future crossovers in concept form, the automaker has yet to reveal any major details or teasers for that segment, which is absolutely on fire with American buyers. We already had confirmation that one was on the way, but now, we know there will be at least two.Genesis will created a G70-based crossover, said Erwin Raphael, COO for Genesis, on a sales call with members of the media. “We’re very excited to introduce the GV80 about 11 months from now,” Raphael said, “Then maybe 10 or 11 months after that, a compact crossover SUV built in the G70 platform.” That would peg its debut in late 2021.While details are scant at the moment, it’s likely that the G70-based SUV will borrow a number of bits from its sedan sibling. In the powertrain department, that would give it access to a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 and a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6. Whether it will follow in the G70’s footsteps and aim for a blend of both sport and comfort is unclear.In January, Reuters reported that the G80-based Genesis crossover would make its first appearance by year’s end, which isn’t too far off from Raphael’s comments. It should carry the name GV80, and it will likely make use of the G80’s powertrain options, including the aforementioned twin-turbo V6 and a 5.0-liter V8. The concept that previewed it debuted at the 2017 New York Auto Show with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain and a wild 22-inch curved OLED display inside. 2 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 2019 Genesis G90 review: Luxury’s most screaming deal? Genesis Genesis 2019 Genesis G70: A familiar formula, but a little bit sweeter More From Roadshow GV80 concept previews Genesis’ hydrogen future Tags Preview • 2019 Genesis G70: Korea’s answer to the BMW 3 Series 28 Photos Comments More about 2019 Genesis G70 5:15 2019 Infiniti Q50 review: Aged, but with youthful charm Future Cars Luxury cars Sports Cars Crossovers
ICC World Cup 2019 – Team India Squad IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:03/1:30Loaded: 0%0:03Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:27?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Andre Russell and Nitish Rana almost pulled off a miraculous run chase for the Kolkata Knight Riders when they played Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens on April 19. KKR was asked to score 214 runs to win the game but fell short by 10 runs in the end despite an extremely slow start. “To lose by 10 runs, it’s just two hits away. In the middle period, if we scored a bit faster we would definitely get the runs even with balls to spare,” an extremely disappointed Russell opined at the post-match press conference on Friday. “Well batted to Nitish, but this is something that we definitely disappointed and that’s why I have a sweet and sour feeling.”KKR had got off to a disastrous start as they lost the wicket of Chris Lynn in the very first over. He was soon followed by Sunil Narine, which prompted Robbie Uthappa to come to the crease and when Shubman Gill was dismissed, Nitish Rana joined KKR’s vice-captain. But KKR only reached 44 runs at the end of the 8 overs. Andre RussellIPLAlthough Rana, once settled, started forcing the issue, Uthappa’s approach was inexplicable. The senior player scored only 9 runs off 20 balls when he got dismissed but the baffling part of his game was that he did not even look the force the issue, allowing the run rate to creep up to 17.5 when Andre Russell walked in. Talking to the media about whether he should have batted in place of Uthappa at number, Russell nodded and said that KKR must be flexible in their approach. “I believe that,” Russell said with a sheepish smile and a finger on his lip, as if not to outrightly question his team management’s policy but also take a dig at the same time. “Because I believe that once I’m at the crease, Virat Kohli will bowl the best bowlers to get me out, and those best bowlers will, therefore, have less overs remaining in the back end.””So even if I score 60 off 25 balls and give the team the early pump, then the type of bowlers like Dale Steyn will have only one over to bowl at the death, or they maybe are even bowled out. So, I think me going to bat early would definitely be good for KKR, but with our make-up as a team, I don’t think it’s a good time, at the moment. Because for me to bat in the back-end and know what I can do in four or five overs but…” Russell stopped short of saying the obvious. Robbie Uthappa cost KKR the game as he scored 9 runs off 20 balls.IANSRana and Russell had brought KKR back from a seemingly improbable position wherein they required 20 runs per over to touching distance. The two had put on a 118-run stand for the fifth wicket but the valiant effort of both batsmen went in vain as Rana finished on 85 off 46 and Russell was run out on 65 off 25. It was a wonderful game of cricket to watch and despite the superhuman efforts of Russell, KKR has been falling short in too many games which means the rest of the team has to stand up. Thus, it was understandable why he was upset after the game. KKR will need to now win four out of their last five games to qualify for the playoffs and it will be unfair on Russell if they do not make it.
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Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa [/su_gmap]Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinson DiningDiamond Cliff boasts six distinct restaurants, giving guests plenty of dining options during their stay. I was able to try out the beach-side Diamond Hut Restaurant, which features a fresh, seafood menu complimented by a breathtaking view of the Patong coastline.Diamond Hut RestaurantHead down there for afternoon drinks and watch the sun set while devouring delicious Thai seafood. The Thai Orchid Restaurant was equally as satisfying, serving traditional Thai cuisine in a beautiful, Thai-style setting. If you’ve overdone it on the Thai food, you could try Korean food at Korean Hut, Italian at Franco Roma, Japanese at Kiko Japanese Restaurant or something more Western at Ocean View Coffee Shop.For a light and healthy snack, the resort also has its very own fruit shop, where guests can grab a basket and shop the shelves for fresh, Thai fruit.Facilities/ActivitiesThe resort offers a range of facilities and activities for guests of all ages to enjoy. During my stay, I tried my hand at Thai cooking in a class at Thai Orchid Restaurant. I was given my very own apron and chef’s hat before one of the resident chefs led me through a three-course menu. And the best part: I got to eat the finished product!While I was immersing myself in Thai culture, it was only fitting that I dressed up in Thai costume for a photoshoot. The photoshoot is another of the resort’s onsite activities, where guests can choose from a colourful assortment of traditional outfits and get dressed up to the nines for a personal photoshoot. It’s a fun experience by yourself, in a couple or as a family and the perfect memento of your stay at Diamond Cliff.As for facilities, the resort features two large swimming pools, a fully equipped gym and outdoor tennis court.ServiceAs you will find all over Thailand, the level of service and hospitality is first class and Diamond Cliff was no exception. Each time I entered the reception or passed a staff member on the grounds, I was warmly welcomed with a smile or offered assistance. The resort staff are also fluent in English, which is a bonus for those of us who can only manage a hello and thank you in Thai.As the resort is located on a cliff, walking to and from my room was a bit of a mission. But the staff were always ready with shuttle buses to help guests move quickly and safely around the resort. There was also a good security presence on site, especially at night, making me feel absolutely safe during my stay.Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa Newly refurbished roomsSpaThe Diamond Cliff Spa is truly a sanctuary. Lush greenery and tranquil ponds surround the private treatment rooms, some of which have their own Japanese-style onsen. I opted for a de-stressing aromatherapy massage, the perfect afternoon treat before my flight home that night.While the massage itself was absolute perfection, it was the hospitality and overall experience of the treatment that impressed me the most. The staff were gracious and welcoming, I was able to choose the oil that was used in the massage and I was served herbal tea before and after the treatment – tick, tick, tick.As well as traditional Thai massage, sports massage and reflexology, the Diamond Cliff Spa also offers cellulite treatments, after-sun treatments, facials, body wraps and body polishing. And all at reasonable prices – massages start at just 1,300 Thai Baht (around AU$50) and body treatments at 2,200 Thai Baht (around AU$80). Diamond Cliff Fruit Shop One Bedroom VillaReview: Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa, Phuket, ThailandPerched high among the hills of Patong, Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa is an authentic Thai resort that offers five star accommodation just minutes away from Patong City. While the resort exudes a romantic getaway vibe, I recently stopped in at Diamond Cliff for a solo stay to cap off a week-long trip to Thailand for TTM+ 2016.AccommodationOcean SuiteThe massive property, 18 acres to be exact, boasts 318 rooms, suites and villas, with accommodation types to suit almost every traveller. My Ocean Suite room, located in the Grand Wing, featured a stunning view of the Andaman Sea and the resort pool below. The 70 square-metre room felt incredibly spacious and I was super impressed by the size of the bathroom, which was complete with a separate toilet, shower, spa bath and plenty of storage.The style and décor of the room itself was a little worn and out-dated, however I had no cause for complaint considering a three-phase renovation of the entire resort is already underway. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the renovated rooms – take my word for it, they are deluxe. The new rooms are sleek, stylish and spacious, giving new life to the almost 30 year old hotel.Other room types include Super Deluxe, Junior Suite, Ocean Jacuzzi Suite, Romantic Suite, Grand Family Suite and Ladies Suite.But the real showstoppers within the resort are the luxurious Diamond Pool Villas. In one and two bedroom options, the villas are a massive 400 and 600 square-metres respectively and entirely self-contained, complete with an outdoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and full kitchen. You can even request to have your own personal cook, giving you absolutely no reason to leave your seaview haven at all. THAI – smooth as silkfly THAI to Phuket Tourism Authority of ThailandAmazing Thailand
in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Share A survey of activity across the United States finds economic conditions have largely improved since the end of the slower first quarter.In its latest Beige Book, released Wednesday, the Federal Reserve noted economic activity has expanded in recent months, with the pace of growth “characterized as moderate in the Boston, New York, Richmond, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, and San Francisco Districts, and modest in the remaining regions.”Compared to the last report, released in mid-April, growth picked up in the Cleveland and St. Louis districts but slowed in the Kansas City district, the Fed reported.Wednesday’s summary reinforces comments offered by Fed Chair Janet Yellen recently in which she forecast a faster pace of expansion as “financial conditions remain supportive of growth in economic activity and employment.” The report will be one of the factors in consideration when Yellen and the other voting members of the Federal Open Market Committee meet in two weeks to decide how to proceed with the Fed’s shrinking stimulus efforts.The central bank reported mixed news in residential real estate, “with some reports of low inventories constraining sales,” particularly in the Boston, New York, and Kansas City districts. Activity also softened in the Philadelphia, St. Louis, Minneapolis, and San Francisco regions, the latter of which attributing part of the weakness to “severe weather.”Meanwhile, home prices maintained their upward trend across most of the country, with only Boston reporting slight pullback in prices of single-family homes.Mortgage lending activity was similarly mixed. The Fed observed increases in residential real estate lending in the regions of Chicago, Kansas City, and Dallas, while activity held steady in Atlanta and San Francisco. On the other hand, Cleveland saw a slight weakening in lending, as did Richmond, thanks to a decline in refinancing. June 4, 2014 552 Views Beige Book Demand Federal Reserve Home Sales 2014-06-04 Tory Barringer Beige Book Records Continued Growth in All Districts
A well-known Paphos performer has decided to branch out into comedy and create a comedy circuit in the town.The first event of ‘LOL comedy Paphos’ has already sold out and will take place in Paphos on Thursday, said organiser Andi Hobbs.“As Paphos is the capital of culture this year, I decided that I wanted to do something different for locals and tourists and something that is definitely lacking in the entertainment circuit is comedy,” Hobbs told the Cyprus Mail.The performer has made a name for himself as half of the tribute act the Blues Brothers, along with AJ Vickers. Professional Glaswegian comic Gary Faulds, will be headlining the event, ahead of his performance at the Glasgow comedy festival next week.In addition, Hobbs is hoping to discover some quality local talent, giving them an opportunity to perform stand-up in front of a live audience and the chance to be part of the new comedy circuit.“The aim is to start small; I am bringing over a fab professional and UK comic, Gary Faulds from Glasgow and we are lucky to get him. He is at the Glasgow International comedy festival then the Edinburgh Fringe this year and is tipped to be the next big Scottish comic.”Hobbs is a talent himself and was a member of boy band “Right Now” alongside actor Will Mellor; they supported high profile acts and toured Europe.The singer came up with the idea of a stand-up circuit, after numerous audience members approached him after his Blues Brothers performances saying how much they enjoyed his act, and wished there was more stand-up and comedy offered on the island.“Our act is obviously singing, but it also has a comical aspect to it. There is a real need for comedy here, as there isn’t really anything at present.”The Blues Brothers tribute act started five years ago and the duo have gone from strength to strength, last week they successfully performed for the UN troops in the buffer zone.Four amateurs will also take to the stage on Thursday evening, during amateur hour, which will be a regular feature, to showcase their talent. Each are allocated fifteen minutes, vying for a ‘Lol comedy Paphos’ trophy and the chance to do a full set at the next comedy night planned for the summer.“I really want to unearth local talent that I can use on a regular basis going forward and Gary Faulds will determine the winner.”Compered by the other half of the tribute act, AJ Vickers, Hobbs said that the amateur hour will feature four local residents; businessman Darren Hayes, who also cycles for charity, Kev Mc, who is involved in producing Paphos’ annual pantomime, Andy Cummings, a wedding DJ and Ann Walker, who’s just starting off on her comedy journey.The event which is being held at the Queen Vic pub in Paphos has already sold out, which Hobbs said indicates that a comedy circuit is what audiences really want“We will be bringing over top acts from the UK in the future and all the details will be posted on our Facebook page,” he said.Hobbs is also committed to raising funds for local charities and this week’s event will raise money in aid of the Tala monastery cats, a non-profit group of volunteers that look after the stray and unwanted cats of Tala in Paphos. For more information Facebook: LOL Comedy PaphosYou May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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