Sihanoukville casino ordered closed for multiple development environmental violations

first_img Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts Load More Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Cambodian officials have ordered the closure of a casino resort in Sihanoukville following complaints from locals that raw sewage was being flushed straight into the sea.The Jin Ding Hotel and Casino, which recently opened on Koh Rong Samloem Island, will be forced to shut down operations from 22 March after failing to follow a range of official guidelines. It is also said to have ignored development restrictions and promoted illegal online betting games, according to local media reports. Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August The property is owned by Chinese national Zhou Jianhua via his company 168 Jinding International Entertainment Co Ltd.“The casino’s owner had the building constructed on the beach too close to the sea and violated some terms and conditions,” a local government spokesman said.“We ordered [the owner] to completely close it on 22 March in order for his staff to find other jobs. We are not closing it immediately – we have instructed him on many occasions but he failed to comply with our directives.”The closure comes after 77 families filed complaints, which led to a working group inspecting the property. The group found that the property was illegally built directly on the sandy beach and did not incorporate a proper sewage filtration system. RelatedPostslast_img read more

EXCLUSIVE John Lewis Davison to discuss building a wellbeing culture at Employee

EXCLUSIVE John Lewis Davison to discuss building a wellbeing culture at Employee

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Nick Davison, partner and head of health, leisure and hotels for John Lewis Partnership, will discuss the benefits of putting health and wellbeing at the core of an organisation’s strategy at Employee Benefits Live 2018.The session, titled ‘Building a health and wellbeing culture for competitive advantage’, will form part of the ‘benefits on a budget’ conference stream on Wednesday 3 October.The session will be chaired by Neil Goodwin, reward director in human resources at Countrywide Group, and Davison will discuss what sets John Lewis Partnership apart from the competition in terms of its employee offering. He will explain how his organisation sees its people as its competitive advantage.“Our health and wellbeing culture goes back to 1929,” Davison explained. “We’re an employee-owned organisation, and a democracy. The happiness and wellbeing of our partners is actually written into the first principle of our constitution. We have 83,000 co-owners and it’s important we look after the body, mind and soul of those people.“It’s about creating a sense of belonging and caring for our prized assets, which are our people. We also need to make sure they understand and recognise that, and believe it to be true.”To make this happen, Davison believes the approach needs to be both proactive and reactive.He explained: “Our benefits are designed to build relationships, community and engagement, but also to allow people to enjoy a wider aspect of their personal wellbeing rather than just work. Then there is the reactive wellbeing focus around the support we provide.“Despite all the talk of technology, people are still core to business. Without people there wouldn’t be any business.“To deliver the level of service we provide to customers, we need our people to be fit, healthy, engaged and motivated. So their health and wellbeing is right at the core of what sets us apart from our competitors.”Employee Benefits Live 2018 will take place on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 October 2018 at ExCeL London.For more information or to register for the show…last_img read more

New AirPods and my face nearly three years later

first_imgWireless earbuds have been revolutionized since 2016, and AirPods have become iconic. New York City, and my daily commute, are perfect examples. For months, I had commuted as the Lone AirPod Guy back in late 2016. Now, who isn’t wearing them? I remember putting AirPods on for the first time, and not knowing what to think. Photo taken, meme generated. Message sent: No one wanted to be seen wearing them.Now, they’re everywhere. In New York, they’re as common as hats.So, when the latest version of AirPods arrived for me to try out, as I unwrapped them, they didn’t immediately seem any different than Version One… and the experience felt utterly normal. The case opens the same, with those perfect little magnets releasing and letting the lid pop up. The long white buds slide out from the charger just like before. If you put a new and old AirPod side by side, you wouldn’t see any difference.In three years, my face has changed more than these AirPods. I’ve gained weight since 2016 (or I lost weight, then gained weight). I have new glasses, subtly different. If you saw my face now and my face back then, you’d see some similarities. I think my hair’s the same, albeit grayer.What I looked like in fall of 2016. James Martin/CNET The differences with the AirPods are all under the hood, and in subtle ways. But since they’re the same price as the old ones, unless you pay up for the wirelessly charging case, it’s really just a value-add to the same proposition. But maybe the proposition now is this: I don’t know, necessarily, what device I’m using. But my body, and what it wears, is a constant. And AirPods generally stay in.There are some key new differences that begin to reveal themselves when I actually start using them, though.Read this for a review of the new AirPods. These are my impressions on the new AirPods and my life now, versus when I first started trying them nearly three years ago. See It $144 Mentioned Above Apple AirPods 2019 (Charging Case) Now playing: Watch this: Comments Best Buy $144 17 Photos Apple CNET may get a commission from retail offers. • Superconnected, and totally normalThe me of 2019 is usually trying to avoid being too immersed in connected tech, and failing miserably. That’s because my job is to look at connected tech. I’m still a person who prefers doing things on a phone versus speaking commands or launching a watch app. I’ve fallen into familiar habits.What strikes me most of all is how normal AirPods are now. They seemed truly unusual in late 2016. But then again, the world was pretty different way back in those days. Now, AirPods seem like the most normal, reliable thing in a very odd and continually mutating universe. It takes more than AirPods to stand out in a crowd now. Maybe wearing a sharp pair of smartglasses, or testing a new VR headset, would make people look. AirPods are now standard-issue human tech.As I get older, I appreciate them more. I still would like some more controls, and ways these could even more effortlessly swap between iPads, Macs and iPhones. I still need to enter Bluetooth settings to connect to my iPad or MacBook — it doesn’t magically switch unless I’m moving between watch and phone. But the way they’re designed, and stick around, feels like one of the most successful design moves Apple has pulled off.Except… come on. Maybe those cigarette butts can be just a bit shorter. See It 3:55 AirPods (second generation) from all angles 13 Apple See It Tags $144 See All Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See it reading • New AirPods and my face, nearly three years later Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Amazon $159 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Wearable Tech Headphones Review • AirPods 2019 review: King of truly wireless earphones crowned with small enhancements Share your voice A smoother connected universeThe AirPods sound the same, but they connect faster — just a bit, but that little connecting chime is snappier and feels more effortless. “Hey, Siri” works, but I feel silly saying it while walking through Penn Station (or anywhere). I wait for people to stare at me as I talk to my headphones.The AirPods still have a double-tap that can be customized for track-skipping (or Siri, or pausing), but volume control can’t be done with a gesture, which is really the thing I want the most. Saying “Hey, Siri, lower volume” isn’t convenient. But having automatic “Hey, Siri” feels more like a perpetual voice assistant at the ready, in a good, or sometimes weird, way. Usually I just end up checking the weather.The audio hiccups are gone now, when I walk crosstown in New York. The older AirPods used to briefly dissolve into stutter when I crossed intersections, and so far the newer ones are handling better, blanketing me in continuous sound. Does this mean I’ll keep AirPods in more often? Possibly. It also means I’m increasingly living in my own pod-in world.Of course, this makes me think of what will come next. Will AR audio like Bose’s audio sunglasses, which are ready to serve up hints of the connected world, act as a guide through life? Maybe. A step toward always-on AR in a pair of Apple AR-equipped smartglasses someday? Possibly. At the moment, AirPods and Apple Watch with cellular are already a self-contained wearable network. They feel like a seamless little package deal.03-airpods-2nd-generation Sarah Tew/CNET Wireless charging, longer battery: Small stepsWireless charging with the new AirPods charge case works with any Qi charger (or the back of a nearby Samsung Galaxy S10), but now that Apple’s AirPower charge mat is dead, it kills some of the reason to pay $40 more for the wireless charge feature. Maybe it’s nice to have if you have wireless Qi chargers around your desk or home, but AirPods last for a good several days in my everyday use, and charge fast with Lightning. I still use Lightning over wireless.I haven’t experienced the extra battery life during phone calls, because I don’t make a lot of phone calls anymore. But I listen to tons of music, on Apple Watch and on iPhone. AirPods are as good as ever for that. AirPods 2nd-generation: Not really 2.0, but definitely… Apple AirPods 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Applelast_img read more

49 Voices Maurice Nanalook of Bethel

first_imgMost of the stomachs that I get are from the coast here, when they catch walrus or beluga whales. Brings me back to the tradition of how they used to make them back then. You never ever really see stomach drums around here ever. This week we’re hearing from Maurice Nanalook of Bethel. Nanalook was one of several drummers at this year’s Cama-i Dance Festival. NANALOOK: My grandpa taught me before I was able to walk. Actually most of the drums that are here were made by me. I use, how many different types of wood?Hickory, oak, ash and maple every now and then. Actually it’s a long process. I usually cut ’em into strips first to the thickness that I like, depending on whether I’m using them for fabric skins or stomachs. There’s quite a bit of favorites that I have from each different group, but one of my favorites would have to be the song that I composed for my brother. center_img Maurice Nanalook of Bethel. (Photo by Krysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – Bethel) I have three sons. My oldest two are drumming right now. My youngest one is a little too young for that, but once he does get older, he already loves beating on the drum.last_img read more

This Awesome Lamp Is Powered With Gravity – Requires No Batteries

This Awesome Lamp Is Powered With Gravity – Requires No Batteries

first_imgElectricity is a provision that is so readily available to us that we tend to forget that there is a vast majority in this world that has no access to it. This deprivation of electricity leaves billions of people to rely on such things as kerosene lamps for the provision of light in order for them to cook, work and study. Engineers based in the UK have revealed a device named GravityLight that is powered by force of gravity and requires no batteries, electricity or sunlight.It is very easy to set up since the entire setup resembles a pulley. The user simply needs to add 12 kilograms of weight to each end and lift up the weight as they pull down on a lamp attached on the other end. With the help of gravity, the weight gradually falls to the floor and changes potential energy into kinetic energy during the fall. This transformed energy is used to power polymer gear train and drive sprocket which in turn lights up the LED. As soon as the weight hits the floor, the light goes out which prompts the user to repeat the entire process.Each time the weight is pulled, users are able to enjoy up to 30 minutes of light which directly depends on how high they lift the weight. The team of engineers behind this project is crowd funding another variant of GravityLight on Indiegogo. It hopes to raise $199,000 with the aim of making the light brighter and longer lasting. Reports suggest that the light will set users back by merely $10.  As one would imagine, this is significantly cheaper compared to kerosene lamps and do not present any fire hazards.All in all, GravityLight is aimed at families based in developing countries. Its main focus is on countries like Kenya where the team hopes to create jobs by selling these lights. The most significant part of gravity is the fact that it costs absolutely nothing. That means that once you invest in GravityLight, there are no further costs to run. Don’t we just love solving problems with science?last_img read more

Prime Day 2019 Deal Razer Phone 2 50 Off Priced at Just

Prime Day 2019 Deal Razer Phone 2 50 Off Priced at Just

first_imgThere’s no catch in this. The Razer Phone 2 is 50% off today, bringing the price down to just $399.99 for Amazon Prime users.Prime Day 2019 is packed with a ton of surprises and this deal on the Razer Phone 2 is one of them. For just a limited period of time, you can get the world’s best (perhaps) gaming phone for a price of just $399.99 and it packs a lot of great technologies that will surely entice a lot of users, starting with that 120Hz display.LIMITED TIME OFFER: Promotional discount available for a limited time.120Hz ULTRAMOTION QHD 5. 72-INCH DISPLAY: the fastest mobile gaming display, now brighterQUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON 845: With a custom vapor chamber cooling systemDUAL FRONT-FACING STEREO SPEAKERS: Featuring Dolby Atomos and a THX Certified DACWIRELESS FAST CHARGING: With large internal 4, 000 mAh batteryNETFLIX READY: View content in HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5. 1STORAGE: 8GB RAM / 64GB storage + micro SD Slot (up to 2TB)If you’re asking us, this deal just can’t get any better at all. And since it has a microSD card slot too, therefore you might wanna head over to deals from SanDisk and Samsung here if you want to expand on the storage of the Razer Phone 2 as soon as the order comes in.Since this phone is completely unlocked therefore you can use it on any carrier you like without having to worry about any sort of restrictions. In other words, your LTE needs will be fulfilled no matter where you go.Buy Razer Phone 2 (New): Unlocked Gaming Smartphone – Was $800, now just $399.99 Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Huge disconnect with typical FAMS spurs G Adventures to create Change Makers

Huge disconnect with typical FAMS spurs G Adventures to create Change Makers

first_img PERU — G Adventures’ first-ever Change Makers Summit, held earlier this month in Peru, was no ordinary FAM.Agents had to earn a spot on the trip based on their sales, as well as ‘social good’ entry submissions. They knew the week-long summit would take place in June, but they didn’t know where. Nor did they have advance details about the itinerary, except that they’d see first-hand the impact of responsible travel on local communities.Ultimately more than 100 travel agents from around the world took part in the Change Makers Summit. Travelweek attended the FAM as well.Bruce Poon Tip speaks to travel agents at the first-ever Change Makers Summit (all photos courtesy Vawn Himmelsbach)G Adventures’ novel approach is meant to inspire change in the way FAMs are run. “I’ve been extremely angry for years about the traditional FAM policy of this industry,” Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures, told Travelweek during the summit.“I know it’s super controversial when I talk about these FAMs,” he says. “Travel agents don’t get paid a lot so they’re in the travel industry to travel, and the head offices are taking advantage of that by not paying them more and offering these FAMs as their incentives to retain employees.”As a result, many agents pick FAMs based on the date or destination, but “there’s no connection to the operator or why they’re choosing it,” he says. “They’re the face of our company when they’re delivering our brand promise to their customers, and there’s a huge disconnect with this traditional FAM and a lack of innovation in this accepted behaviour of FAMs.”That was the inspiration behind the brand-new Change Makers Summit, which involved 147 attendees from 17 countries, including 15 Canadian travel agents. The FAM included stays in Lima, Cusco and the Sacred Valley, as well as a day trip to Machu Picchu and a ‘Big Night Out’ bash on the last night of the summit.More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”Poon Tip says previously G wasn’t always getting the right type of agent on its FAMs. But with Change Makers, agents had to earn a coveted spot on the FAM.“The travel agent becomes an instrumental part of delivering our really aggressive brand promise,” says Poon Tip. “Our product is just not commoditized like it is when you’re selling capacity on ships or in resorts.” People don’t know what to expect when they book a trek in Nepal, a bike trip across Vietnam or a river boat cruise up the Amazon. “They have tons of questions, and that’s the role of the agent.”While the summit was a chance to connect with agents, it was also a chance to showcase G’s social enterprise projects. Rather than offering volunteer experiences for travellers (a concept Poon Tip feels can’t be done in a meaningful way on organized group trips), G created the Planeterra Foundation in 2003. This non-profit organization supports social enterprise projects connected to G’s tours.“Planeterra was created because we believe that travel is the biggest form of wealth distribution the world has ever seen and we want to make sure the communities and local people that we visit benefit from travel,” says Victoria Houle, Planeterra’ director of development.Locals can earn income from tourism by providing accommodations, meals, transportation and cultural experiences. So far, Planeterra’s projects around the world have received more than 500,000 travellers.Travel agents visit the Ccaccaccollo Women’s Weaving Cooperative in PeruPlaneterra lives under the ‘G For Good’ umbrella, which also encompasses the Ripple Score (the percentage of money G spends locally on trip services), Responsible Travel Policies and G Values Fund. “We do this because it’s estimated that out of every $100 that somebody spends in a country on a trip, only about $10 of that actually stays in that community,” says Houle.During the summit, Planeterra announced the next phase in its evolution. The foundation started out with 25 projects, and in 2015 launched ‘50 in 5,’ with 50 additional projects to be completed within five years.More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA Sales“We’re so happy to say that we just met our goal of 75 projects in total around the world,” says Houle. “We decided we wanted to up the game, so now we’re going to launch ‘Project 100.’ We are going to be adding 25 more projects by the end of 2020.”Travel agents visit the Ccaccaccollo Women’s Weaving CooperativeWhile in Peru, agents visited the Ccaccaccollo Women’s Weaving Co-op in the Sacred Valley. The Planeterra-supported co-op provides an economic alternative for women who previously didn’t benefit from the tourism industry. Today, 60 women are directly employed by the co-op — which uses traditional weaving methods to produce textiles from llama and alpaca wool — but the impact extends to 440 community members, with 10,000 travellers visiting each year.Agents also visited Parwa Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, also in the Sacred Valley. All income earned by the restaurant is used for investment in social projects for the community. The project directly impacts 65 people, but also benefits 1,000 community members (the ingredients used in the restaurant, for example, are purchased from local farmers).“My a-ha moment [on this trip] was when we visited Parwa Restaurant,” says Vicky Young, an international travel consultant with Flight Centre in Calgary, one of the Canadian agents who earned a spot on the FAM. “I’ve talked about this project for a very long time with clients.” So seeing it for the first time is something she won’t soon forget.“Seeing how Planeterra has changed that community is incredible — it’s given new life to them and they continue to pay it forward,” says Young. “I feel blessed to be a change maker and come here this week. I know we love changing lives, but I truly feel that all of our lives have been changed by being here as well.” Share Friday, June 28, 2019 Tags: FAMs, G Adventures, Peru “Huge disconnect” with typical FAMS spurs G Adventures to create Change Makers Summit By: Vawn Himmelsbach << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Turkmenistan considers extending presidential rule

Turkmenistan considers extending presidential rule

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Legislators in the authoritarian Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan are considering scrapping a rule that prevents people older than 70 from being elected president, a change that would allow the incumbent to serve for life.State media on Friday cited parliament speaker Akdzha Nurberdyeva as saying a constitutional commission may also extend the presidential terms by two years, to seven years. Comments   Share   Both provisions will boost the already-substantial grip over power wielded by President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, 57.Berdymukhamedov, a dentist by training, came to power after the sudden death in 2006 of his eccentric predecessor, Saparmurat Niyazov.Niyazov was freed of term limit constraints in December 1999, when parliament voted to appoint him president for life.Although initially seen as a possible reformer, Berdymukhamedov has paid little heed to calls for his energy-rich country to boost democratic freedoms. Instead, he is now presiding over an increasingly extravagant cult of personality aimed at legitimizing his rule.___This story has been corrected to show that the 70-year age limit refers to the age at which a person can no longer be elected, not the age at which he or she must stop serving.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Sponsored Stories People gather for the monument unveiling ceremony in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Monday, May 25, 2015. The isolated energy-rich Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has unveiled a gold-leafed statue of the president in a gesture intended to burnish the leader’s burgeoning cult of personality. The 21-meter monument presented to the public Monday consists of a statue of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov atop a horse mounted on a towering pile of marble. (AP Photo/Alexander Vershinin) Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist Quick workouts for men Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

Update Search for missing child called off

Update Search for missing child called off

first_imgThe search for a five-year-old child who is believed to have drowned in the Ekuvukeni area was called off yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.The child went missing on Thursday, October 16, while on her way home after school. It is alleged that the girl was crossing a stream when she was tragically swept away in a flash flood. Police officers, together with search and rescue dogs from the Ladysmith Dog (K9) Unit, began searching for the little girl the following day. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The search continued on Monday, October 20, and the local officers were joined by the Empangeni K9 Unit, Port Shepstone K9 Unit and Pietermaritzburg K9 Unit on Wednesday, October 22. The search was called off on Thursday afternoon, October 23; still no sign of the child’s body. With the additional manpower, local K9 officers and dogs combed an area consisting of mountainous terrain.An appeal is now made to the community to please contact the SAPS on 034-261-3200 if anybody has any more information.last_img read more

2 dead in horror crash on N3

2 dead in horror crash on N3

first_imgTwo people died in an accident this evening (Sunday) on the N3 near Montrose.A truck and a light motor vehicle were involved in the crash. The southbound lanes are closed (traffic using north contraflow).Emergency personnel, including RTI officers, are still at the scene.We will update this story once we have more information. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img

The Great Escape with Fiji Airways and Blue Lagoon Cruises

The Great Escape with Fiji Airways and Blue Lagoon Cruises

first_imgCalling all Fiji lovers! The greatest sales are upon us. Book our 7-night ‘Escape to Paradise’ cruise and only pay our 4-night ‘Wanderer’ Cruise fare OR experience our 4-night ‘Wanderer’ Cruise and only pay the 3-night ‘Explorer’ Cruise fare.Fiji Airways is here to help get you on board your Blue Lagoon Cruise. Travel this January through to March 2019, with Fiji Airways companion fares. The choice is easy – join us in Fiji!These fantastic deals won’t last forever. Our Blue Lagoon Cruises special is only available for a limited time and valid for travel between 04 January to 30 August 2019 (close outs may apply). *For full terms and conditions on Fiji Airways promotion, please visit the Fiji Airways website.To learn more about this great Blue Lagoon Cruises special, click here or see the path you will travel with our cruise itineraries, or book your getaway now (use promo code BLC744-Nov18 to apply discount).Our offer is only on sale until 31 January 2019, with select travel dates and is subject to availability. For more information, visit, call us in Fiji on +679 675 0500 or visit your preferred travel agent.We look forward to welcoming you on board soon.Vinaka from the team at Blue Lagoon CruisesThe post The Great Escape with Fiji Airways and Blue Lagoon Cruises appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more

COA flags SolGens P14million spending on plane tickets supplies hotels

COA flags SolGens P14million spending on plane tickets supplies hotels

first_imgMANILA – The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged expenses of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) on foreign travel, office supplies and equipment as well as trainings and meetings done in hotels and restaurants, which it said violated government audit and procurement rules.In its 2018 audit report on the OSG, the state audit agency said a total of P7.128 million was spent on plane tickets for foreign travel without complete documents such as three quotations from travel agencies or its equivalent, contrary to provisions of the Audit Code of the Philippines. “In addition, some itinerants were allowed to reimburse their airplane ticket without the price quotation and abstract of quotations attached to the claim,” the COA report said.A copy of the audit report was received by the office of Solicitor General Jose Calida on May 10, 2019.The report said the OSG subsequently submitted the documentary requirements for the procurements and at the same time agreed to “ensure [that] all documents required be attached before effecting payment/reimbursement of claims.”The report also noted that P5.510 million was spent on ordinary office supplies and equipment through the alternative mode of procurement without the necessary postings in the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) website, inconsistent with Republic Act 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act.The commission said the OSG had commented during the exit conference that its administrative division would “strictly comply with the recommendation to post in PhilGEPS and in the premises of the OSG” as prescribed by law.A total amount of P1.270 million was also spent for local trainings in hotels and restaurants “not usually used for government-sponsored international conventions,” the audit agency said. It said the use of an alternative mode of procurement is not compliant with COA rules and provisions of RA 9184.Among the disbursement vouchers flagged by auditors involved events such as planning sessions, workshops, and International Organization for Standardization meetings, with payments made to the following: El Cielito Tourist Inn Inc., I’M Hotel, Cocina Dela Abuelas Corporation and World Hotel Makati Inc.“The seminars/trainings could have been done in the office premises, government facilities or in hotels and restaurants used for government sponsored international conventions, meetings and the like that would charge lower costs,” the COA report said.The commission said the OSG explained that due diligence was done before entering into contracts with the venues.“Management commented that said venues were duly canvassed and they were the most responsive and passed the scrutiny of the Bids and Awards Committee,” the COA said.Honoraria of resource persons amounting to P442,704 was also flagged by government auditors as well as P337,233 terminal benefits of a retiree, but the OSG subsequently submitted the required documents.Auditors also noted the excess daily subsistence allowance of OSG staff amounting to P79,249. Justifications were made and excess amounts were returned, COA said. The full audit report on the OSG can be downloaded from the COA website.last_img read more

Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort unveils celestial new spa

Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort unveils celestial new spa

first_imgSala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort is inviting guests to soothe their bodies and stimulate their senses at the Sala Spa Chaweng, its brand-new wellness centre.The facility is nestled in the heart of the recently-unveiled Garden Wing.A heavenly haven of peace and tranquillity, Sala Spa Chaweng will elevate guests to a higher world of wellbeing. Highly trained therapists use only natural skincare products to create an extensive selection of treatments, including invigorating massages, revitalising wraps, freshening facials, sublime scrubs and more. A range of packages can also be tailored to the unique needs of each guest.Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort’s elegant new Garden Wing has been designed to reflect the changing phases of the moon, including the half moon and dark moon. This exquisite area has an intimate ambience, enhanced by trees and plants, creating a sense of deep natural tranquillity. In line with this celestial theme, the Sala Spa Chaweng incorporates areas of light and shade, with moon-shaped elements and natural materials.The spa’s six treatment rooms are named after the planets and bodies of the solar system: Dao Angkan (Mars), Dao Pud (Mercury), Dao Suk (Venus), Dao Sao (Saturn), Pra Chan (Moon) and Pra Arthid (Sun). All come fully equipped with a private bathtub, shower and twin beds – perfect for guests seeking a personal pampering experience, or couples who want to share their spa journey. Separate steam rooms are also available.Therapists use only natural products from three leading Thai skincare brands, I Plus Q, Divana and Dii, to leave guests feeling fully rejuvenated. “Just as the movement of the moon and the planets is said to affect a person’s mood, our lunar-themed SALA Spa will elevate guests’ senses to another world of wellness.“Nestled in the heart of our new Garden Wing, this is an oasis of serenity where guests can unwind and feel a deep connection with the earth, the moon and the stars. “Just as the moon moves through cycles, Sale Spa will take guests on a complete orbital journey of rejuvenation, encompassing the body, mind and spirit,” said Erwin van der Veen, general manager, Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort. NewerNATS records busiest day of airline traffic over UK OlderJamaica Tourist Board offers support to Reggae Girlz in Francelast_img read more

Police Man arrested at Taylor Swift house had kni

first_imgPolice: Man arrested at Taylor Swift house had knife, rope LOS ANGELES, Calif. – A Colorado man who was wearing a mask and had a knife in his car when he was arrested outside a Beverly Hills home owned by Taylor Swift was released from custody on Tuesday while police continued their investigation.Julius Sandrock, 38, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stalking after officers went to the home. Swift, who lives in New York, wasn’t at the home, police said.Sandrock was freed from jail on Tuesday morning, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website.It wasn’t immediately clear whether Sandrock had a lawyer.Meanwhile, police obtained a temporary restraining order preventing Sandrock from possessing guns.According to the document, Sandrock was wearing a mask and rubber gloves when he was taken into custody and told police he had driven from his home in Broomfield, Colorado, to see Swift.Sandrock told officers he owned three handguns and was on probation in Colorado for firing one, police said.A search of his car turned up a knife, rope, ammunition and more masks and gloves, according to the restraining order.Prescription medications, including oxycodone, were also found and Sandrock told arresting officers that he had depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and manic episodes, according to the document.The arrest followed the April 8 arrest of a homeless man on suspicion of trespassing after he tried to climb a wall at the same property and ignored warnings by security guards to leave.Swift was not at the home.Justin Lilly, 23, was charged with a misdemeanour and sentenced to three days in jail. by The Associated Press Posted Apr 17, 2018 10:15 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 18, 2018 at 7:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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