Director performer resign after Calgary Opera plans to cast white woman for

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Twitter Calgary Opera’s production of South Pacific, planned for this summer, is facing upheaval over the same issue at the core of the musical: race. A dispute over the casting of a Tonkinese character has seen the director, a designer and a performer quit the production. The company says the director’s departure was premature as the role has not been definitively cast – although a white artist is on hold for the role while Calgary Opera continues its search for a race-appropriate fit.The original director, Mark Bellamy, left the production over the issue, according to Bob McPhee, who retired as general director and chief executive officer from Calgary Opera last month for health reasons and is now special adviser to the company.“We want a strong vocal, physical performance and yes, we want it to be someone of appropriate ethnicity, but if we can’t achieve that, it’s not from a lack of effort. And then [Bellamy] said, ‘Well, I can’t agree with that,’ and he said, ‘I want to pull [out],’” McPhee says. Advertisementlast_img read more

India welcomes UN Peacebuilding Commission work in Sri Lanka

India has welcomed the work of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) in Sri Lanka and elsewhere.“We welcome the efforts undertaken by the Peacebuilding Commission in a number of activities to support countries and regions with their peacebuilding priorities and to enhance coherence across the UN system,” Sandeep Kumar Bayyapu, a First Secretary in India’s UN Mission, told the General Assembly, the IANS news service reported. India has so far contributed $5.5 million to the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), $500,000 of it last year, the office reported.Secretary-General Antonio Guterrs said in a report earlier this year that the Sri Lankan peacebuilding priority plan was centered on five projects dealing with transitional justice, reconciliation, durable solutions for displaced populations and encouragement of the role of youth and women in peacebuilding.The PBF supports the Sri Lankan Office of Missing Persons and a national institution on truth-seeking, among others, according to his report. (Colombo Gazette) He said the PBC efforts in Sri Lanka and in other places that had been scarred by conflicts were “notable”. However, he said the peacebuilding efforts “continues to struggle due to lack of adequate funding that betrays a lack of genuine political will. “While the high donor contributions to the Fund in 2017 were a clear sign of confidence in UN peacebuilding activities, the funds available for peacebuilding efforts are not even 1 percent of the annual budget for UN Peacekeeping,” he added.According to the UN’s Multi-Party Trust Fund Office, the total contributions increased from $57.8 million in 2016 to $92.4 million last year. read more

Xbox Live to get PayPal support

first_imgWith Sony out of commission and thousands of PlayStation gamers wondering whether console manufacturers are trustworthy when it comes to credit card information, Microsoft has decided to up the ante and introduce Paypal payments to Xbox Live.Now, even if you don’t trust Microsoft with your credit card number, you can trust PayPal instead, who operates more like a bank than an online marketplace when it comes to information security. Soon, Xbox Live members will be able to use their PayPal accounts to buy Microsoft points, purchase and download games and DLC, pay for their memberships, and more.In the US, Xbox Live members can already use PayPal to purchase Microsoft points, but the rollout across all Xbox Live services means that players outside the United States can also use PayPal, and everyone can use PayPal instead of entering their credit card numbers to Xbox Live, if they choose.Microsoft’s move to roll out PayPal internationally and to extend its use to more than just Microsoft Points isn’t coincidental. In the wake of Sony’s PSN hack and the subsequent SOE hack that exposed thousands of customer credit card numbers, Microsoft is looking for a way to give security conscious and hack-weary gamers a way to keep playing without worrying about the security of Xbox Live. Instead, gamers will be able to use their PayPal accounts – which presumably are already linked to a credit card or bank account of their choice.Additionally, during this year’s XBox 360 dashboard update gamers can also expect to see support for the Xbox Game Disc Format (XGC3) that will be used in upcoming game releases. Microsoft has also tipped that Avatar Kinect, which we last saw at the CES keynote in January, will be available as a separate download towards the end of the month. The update is scheduled to roll out worldwide during the last two weeks of May, starting on May 19th.via Joystiqlast_img read more

Dangerous Lake Erie Algae Bloom Can Be Seen From Space

first_img Mini Satellite View of Hurricane Dorian Shows Intense Storm ActivityWild Horses of NC to Ride Out Hurricane With ‘Butts to the Wind’ Stay on target Toxic algae bloom makes an annual appearance at Lake Erie, raising concerns about the health and drinking water of 11 million people every year.But this year’s bloom is even more concerning, as experts say western Lake Erie is experiencing a large harmful algal bloom (HAB) of cyanobacteria this summer that’s worse than last year’s. How large? It’s so large that that it can be seen from space.NASA’s Earth Observatory recently released images acquired in July of a severe bloom of blue-green algae began spreading across the western half of Lake Erie.(Photo Credit: NASA Earth Observatory)The dominant organism — a Microcystis cyanobacteria — produces the toxin microcystin, which can cause liver damage, numbness, dizziness, and vomiting.According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exposure to harmful algae blooms can cause abdominal pain, neurological symptoms, and vomiting. Pets are also in danger of falling victim to this toxin and can even die from exposure to it.This photo, which shows harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie, was taken on August 5, 2019 during a flight to assist in improvements to the NOAA Harmful Algal Bloom forecast. (Photo Credit: Credit: Aerial Associates Photography Inc, www.skypics.com)Earlier this week, news of three dogs dying after exposure to toxic algae in North Carolina made headlines.Algae blooms happen when there is a rapid increase in the population of algae in a body of water, which changes into a vibrant green color because of pigments in the algae. In the image acquired on July 30, 2019, green patches show where the bloom was most dense and where toxicity levels were unsafe for recreational activities.Local media outlets reported that the bloom covered about 300 square miles of Lake Erie’s surface at the time the image was observed by the Operational Land Imager on the Landsat 8 satellite. By August 13, the algae had spread across 620 square miles, MLive.com reported.Bloom conditions this year were influenced by calm winds and rainfall, and calm winds in July allowed algal toxins to accumulate at the surface instead of being dispersed, according to a blog post on NASA. Strong winds in August have since mixed some surface algae to deeper depths.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) posts updated bulletins on the status of the bloom the season progresses. The agency said Wednesday it is developing underwater robots to map and measure the toxicity of the algal blooms in the Great Lakes.More on Geek.com:Incredible Images From Space Capture the Death of a GlacierLouisiana Officials Warn of Snakes, Alligators in Flood WatersMassive Wasp ‘Super Nests’ Are Popping Up All Over Alabamalast_img read more

Smackdown Highlights New WWE Champion Lynch picks replacement Survivor Series

first_img Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Twitter WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Pinterest For more Smackdown Live videos, visit WWE’s official YouTube channel.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayUnmuteDuration 0:00/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenThis 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. WWE posted these highlights after last night’s Smackdown Live in St. Louis. WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

ASA Proposed Rule on Biotech a Progressive Step for Plant Breeding Innovation

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) responded positively today to a notice of proposed rulemaking from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the regulatory framework for plant breeding innovation. ASA welcomed the proposed rule, which continues to require pre-market approval by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of plants derived through transgenic biotechnology while excluding products from new breeding innovations, such as gene editing. ASA President Ron Moore, a farmer from Roseville, Ill., issued the following statement on the proposed rule.“ASA is pleased to see this common-sense rule put forward by USDA. The innovations in plant breeding we’re seeing right now are precision tools that work within a species, and shouldn’t be subject to the same regulatory hurdles as first-generation transgenic biotechnology. USDA’s proposed rule acknowledges this distinction, and we look forward to working with the incoming Administration to ensure that this key aspect of the rule remains throughout the process.“Practical regulation is critical to encouraging continued innovation in the agriculture industry,” Moore continued. Farmers face a range of challenges and require a complementary range of solutions to remain competitive. As the seed technology within our industry evolves, the regulatory framework must evolve with it. Today’s announcement is a great step forward for USDA.”last_img read more

Manley Says Hes Very Comfortable Calling The Austin Bomber A Domestic Terrorist

first_img Share JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON / KUTAustin Police Chief Brian Manley.Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley called Austin serial bomber Mark Conditt a domestic terrorist at a panel hosted by KUT this morning. Despite previous calls from the community after a string of bombings killed 39-year-old Stephan House and 17-year-old Draylen Mason, Manley hadn’t used the term. At the panel, he said he’s now “very comfortable” calling Conditt a terrorist.“I actually agree now that he was a domestic terrorist for what he did to us,” Manley said to the crowd gathered at the George Washington Carver Museum in East Austin.At a press conference after the bomber’s death, Manley called him a “challenged young man,” sparking widespread criticism from Austinites.Manley later said he didn’t use that phrase because it’s a legal definition and he didn’t feel comfortable assigning that distinction, as he’s not a prosecutor.Chas Moore of the Austin Justice Coalition agreed with Manley, but said that he believes the bomber was treated differently because of his race.“Because he was white, we gave him the benefit of being a human first,” he said.This article originally appeared in KUT. last_img read more

Before His Scheduled Execution Chris Young Fights The Texas Parole Board

first_img Share In a final fight before his execution, set for Tuesday evening, Chris Young is targeting Texas’ secretive clemency process.On Friday, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously rejected Young’s clemency petition — often the final check in the death penalty process before an inmate is sent to the death chamber. Hours later, Young’s lawyers filed suit against the board members, claiming that they likely voted against a recommendation to reduce his sentence or halt his execution because he is black.The filing highlights a long-established criticism of Texas clemency — the reasoning for the board’s decision is unknown to the public, and individual members usually cast their votes remotely without comment or a hearing. Though members must certify that they do not cast their votes because of the inmate’s race, they also don’t have to give any reason for their decision.“Their procedures and everything else are internal; you don’t get to see it,” said Keith Hampton, a defense lawyer who worked on two of the three successful capital clemency petitions in Texas in the last 20 years. “They’ve got lawyers back there … they all go over it, but I have no idea why they reject it, and they don’t have to say why.”Young’s case is a long shot. A Texas appellate court previously upheld the boards’ ability to explain rejections of clemency solely by vote counts. And the state noted in its response that the appeal doesn’t point to any specific evidence of racial discrimination.On Tuesday morning, U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison rejected the filing, which is now being appealed in federal appellate court. In his rejection, Ellison expressed frustration with his court’s inability to allow for further examination of potential racial bias.Without direct evidence of racial discrimination, he said, Young is unlikely to succeed if this case is ultimately heard, which forced him to reject the appeal. He acknowledged the task of showing such discrimination with only days between the execution and the clemency ruling is “well-nigh impossible.”“Those engaging in race discrimination seldom announce their motivations,” Ellison wrote. “It is no small tragedy that in this case neither Plaintiff nor Defendants will ever know what role, if any, racial bias has played.”Young was 21 when he entered Hasmukh Patel’s San Antonio store in 2004 and fatally shot Patel during an attempted robbery, according to court records. He was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death in 2006.In his recent petition to the parole board asking for a sentence of life instead of death, his lawyers cited his growth in prison — they claim he prevented both an inmate’s assault on a guard and a suicide and that he eased racial tensions on death row — and the fact that Patel’s son, Mitesh, has also pleaded for the state to spare his father’s killerThey tried to draw comparisons between Young and another young man whose life was recently spared by the board and Gov. Greg Abbott — Thomas Whitaker, who was convicted in the planned deaths of his family in 2003, killing his mother and brother and wounding his father in a plot to get inheritance money.Whitaker’s father became his strongest advocate, fighting for the life of his son who killed the rest of his family and nearly killed him as well. Others on death row also wrote to the parole board detailing how helpful Whitaker was to his fellow inmates.“Whitaker and Young are very much alike,” wrote Young’s attorney, David Dow, in the recent filing. “Both Whitaker and Young were transformed. Both expressed genuine remorse. Both were forces of positive good in prison. And perhaps most significantly of all, the closest surviving relatives of the murders opposed the execution.”Earlier this year, the parole board unanimously voted for Whitaker, recommending that the governor change his sentence to life in prison and halt his upcoming execution. Minutes before his execution, Abbott granted clemency, and Thomas Whitaker has since been moved off death row, though he will still spend the rest of his life behind bars.Young and Whitaker’s opposite outcomes, according to Young’s attorneys, is probably because Whitaker is white.“This vote is most likely explained by a single variable — a variable the Constitution precludes decision-makers from taking into account: race,” Dow wrote, citing the racial disparities that plague all aspects of the criminal justice system.The state responded to Young’s allegations of racial discrimination in court Sunday, claiming Young’s case for clemency was “far weaker” than Whitaker’s. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Hoffman highlighted factors left out of Young’s petition, including an alleged sexual assault just before Patel’s murder, previous misdemeanor convictions and disciplinary reports from death row. The response also notes that, unlike Young, Whitaker wasn’t the triggerman in his relatives’ murders.“Young provides no direct evidence that any member of the Board acted with racial animus and only infers discrimination based on the disparate treatment in Whitaker’s case,” Hoffman wrote.Jeff Newberry, who is also representing Young, said Monday that Young’s growth from criminal activity toward helping others in prison is what the board should look at, noting that there were no new disciplinary actions against Young after 2012.“If you’re looking for the maturation process, you definitely see that with Chris Young,” Newberry said.A veiled decisionSince 1998, a Texas governor has spared the life of someone facing imminent execution only three times, according to data obtained from the parole board. In the same two decades, there have been more than 400 Texas executions.Clemency petitions are designed to be a final check of the system immediately before an inmate is put to death. Inmates who have received execution dates can petition for the parole board and the governor to change their death sentence to one of life in prison.Staff gather all relevant materials from other officials and then, generally, the board members fax in their votes for a tally two business days before the execution. If a majority opt for leniency, the recommendation goes to the governor for approval.This almost never happens.Abbott’s predecessor, Republican Rick Perry, chose to reduce a death sentence to life in prison for only one inmate (U.S. Supreme Court decisions forced him to reduce other sentences) in his 14-year tenure. He also rejected board recommendations in at least two other cases. The Whitaker clemency was the first and only board recommendation under Abbott so far.Because of the minuscule success rate of these cases and the secrecy that surrounds the process, attorney groups and several lawmakers have criticized Texas clemency procedures in capital cases for decades.In 1998, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks called it “extremely poor and certainly minimal.” Sparks railed on how the public is kept from the board’s dealings and said no member fully reads the petitions, stating “a flip of the coin would be more merciful than these votes.”In 2005, then state Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, unsuccessfully filed legislation to require that the board hold a live hearing for each death row case. Hampton said lawmakers were convinced it would be too costly to hold clemency hearings before every execution.The board now is able to hold hearings but isn’t required to do so. A spokesman for the parole board said Tuesday that the last time a hearing was held in a capital clemency case was in 1995.Hampton also noted the lack of guidelines for board members to use in determining whether to grant clemency. For the 2007 case of Kenneth Foster, who also won a rare board recommendation for clemency, Hampton said he wrote multiple versions of the petition because he didn’t know what the board would weigh on.He said it’s important to note the appeal of a victim’s immediate family member and an inmate’s growth in prison, which were both focused on in Whitaker and Young’s petition. But the center of his argument for Foster was something else.“I was told years later that the argument that resonated was a religious argument that I had made,” he said. “Knowing that, I made that front and center [in Whitaker’s case].” TDCJChris Young, sentenced to death for the 2004 shooting of Hasmukh Patel.last_img read more

Full Show Permits For A Migrant Children Shelter And Storms That Shaped

first_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /50:46 On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: An anticipated shelter near downtown for migrant children does not have the permits it needs to operate. News 88.7’s Davis Land has the latest on the controversial Southwest Key facility.Also this hour: From Paul Manafort’s trial beginning, to Pres. Trump threatening a government shutdown unless Congress funds the border wall, our experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas. Then, as we approach the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston, we take a look back at some of the biggest storms that have affected Greater Houston, starting with the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. It’s the first installment of Houston Public Media’s new podcast, Hurricane Season. And, does the worst movie ever made deserve a sequel? No, but what about a prequel? A Houston filmmaker has made a prequel to the cult classic Manos: The Hands of Fate.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Sharecenter_img Listenlast_img read more

Community Mourns Murdered Prince Georges Football Coach

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comFootball coach and go-go sound engineer Andre Young was murdered in Southeast on Monday, July 30th leaving the community lost and mourning and police searching for answers and the murderer.The father of five volunteered as a football coach with the Boys and Girls Club in Glenarden, Maryland.Andre Young, an area sound engineer and football coach, was murdered in Southeast D.C. on July 30. (Photo courtesy of Karen Linette via Facebook)Breezhon Stell, one of Young’s former players, was devastated when he heard the news. “When I found out what happened, it was like a piece of me just ripping apart because he was like a father to me,” Stell said. “He was just that kind of guy that always cared, always checked up on you. He was amazing.”Young, 47, was shot a little before 6 p.m. on 19th and P Streets Southeast. According to a Fox 5 DC source, Young was potentially intervening in a domestic violence situation when he was killed.Now his fellow coaches, former players, family and the community are rallying to  remember his legacy, cope and try to continue his vision.Johnyce Spriggs, a cheerleading coach, told Fox 5 DC, “The club is not going to be thesame. We lost a brother. This is family to us.” “We suspended the practices until Mondaywhile everybody tries to wrap our heads around what’s going on,” football coach RahWalker said.Those who knew Young for his work in music were also devastated to hear of his murder.“Although years would sometimes go by before we saw each other, it was always wonderful exchanges,” said vocalist Karen Linette who got to know him over the years working in the music business. “[He was] not just a great audio engineer in working with him on the D.C. music scene, dating back to my years with the SoundProof Band, but a really great person who will truly be missed.”last_img read more

Microsoft Technion effort mines old news for predictions

first_img Lifebrowser: Data mining gets (really) personal at Microsoft More information: research.microsoft.com/en-us/u … future_news_wsdm.pdf Eric Horvitz, Distinguished Scientist and co-director of Microsoft Research, teamed up with Technion-Israel Institute’s Kira Radinsky, a PhD researcher. Their system was tested on data where they found patterns and determined correlations between weather disasters such as drought in Africa with post-drought events such as cholera outbreaks. Following those weather events, alerts about a downstream risk of cholera could have been issued nearly a year in advance.The researchers described the manner in which they crawled and parsed the archives of New York Times articles. “We say that a chain of events belongs to a domain D, if it consists one of the domain relevant words, denoted as wi(D). For example, for the challenge of predicting future deaths, we consider the wordskilled,” dead,” death,” and their related terms. For the challenge of predicting future disease outbreak, we consider all mentions of cholera, “malaria, ” and dysentery.”While they are not unique in exploring conditions surrounding disease outbreaks, the researchers noted that epidemiologists pursuing like relationships issue studies that are frequently retrospective analyses rather than predictive studies. The two researchers are looking for a software tool that can guide better decisions for near term actions. Horvitz said the project will continue. He would like to mine more newspaper archives and digitized books. He is optimistic that a more refined version could assist experts at government agencies planning humanitarian responses among other uses. “We’ve done some reaching out and plan to do some follow-up work with such people,” he said.In their research paper, “Mining the Web to Predict Future Events,” Radinsky and Horvitz wrote that, “Beyond alerting about actionable situations based on increased likelihoods of forthcoming outcomes of interest, predictive models can more generally assist by providing guidance when inferences from data run counter to expert expectations.” They said they hoped their work will stimulate additional research on leveraging past experiences and human knowledge to provide valuable predictions about future events and interventions of importance. © 2013 Phys.org Main components and ow of analysis of event prediction pipeline. Credit: Kira Radinsky, Eric Horvitz. (Phys.org)—Microsoft Research and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have been working on software that can predict events. The pursuit could lead to a tool that can provide better information that goes beyond conclusions and forecasts drawn from human expertise, educated guesses, and intuition. The software might help mine data toward the goal of knowing when outbreaks of disease or outbreaks of violence could occur, among other kinds of information. The software collaboration has involved testing with over 20 years’ worth of New York Times articles, taken from an archive from 1986 to 2007, along with various Web data sources, to establish better ways of seeing what leads to major events such as disease and violence. Explore further Citation: Microsoft / Technion effort mines old news for predictions (2013, February 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-microsoft-technion-effort-news.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Handing out teddy bears and Easter eggs at Ladysmith Provincial Hospital

first_imgSharaj Ambulance Services, N3TC and McDonald’s staff took time out of their hectic and ever-changing schedules to spread some joy during the Easter holidays by handing out teddy bears and Easter eggs at Ladysmith Provincial Hospital’s paediatric wards on Wednesday last week.The children and their parents appreciated the kind gesture, and it put a smile on many of the children’s faces.The amazing and caring team take time to spread joy twice a year, known as the Duduza Project.This initiative sees hospitals in the area being visited every Easter and Christmas.The team members chatted and joked with the children and parents, and one could see the care and compassion they felt towards the young ones. They were all genuinely happy to participate in the project.It was indeed a day of joy!Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

Beautiful home for sale or rent in Escazú reduced from 11 million

first_img https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/casa-de-jonathan-10.jpg Facebook Comments info heading info content Reduced from $1,100,000 to $750,000María Amalia WoodbridgeEmail: maw@costaricarealoptions.comPhone: + (506)8330-6689Bedrooms: 3.5 with additional bedroom/officeBathrooms: 3.5Lot: SJ-052284-1983 880.52 M2Construction Area: 544 M2PROPERTY FEATURES:Custom, unique house in Escazú.Newly refurbished and painted.Within 1 mile of U.S. Embassy Residence and numerous shopping centers.Loft TV/music room.Beautiful living room with floor to ceiling windows, fireplace, and 3-story ceiling.3 split levels.Additional TV room, spacious kitchen and internal green areas.Installed satellite, cable, Internet and 4 landlines.Fully established front and back yards.Brand new washer, dryer and refrigerator.Two-car carport with room for two additional cars within the electric gate.Back stone-floored covered patio.SECURITY:Gated community with roving guard service.Steel reinforced external doors.Electric fences.External motion sensors and alarm system.CCTV external camera monitoring system.Safe neighborhood.RENTAL OPTIONS:Available immediately.Armed guard walk-through every half hour evenings and weekends.Gardening service.Cleaning service.English-speaking landlord lives next door with staff for maintenance needs. https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/casa-de-jonathan-3.jpg https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/casa-de-jonathan-6.jpg https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/casa-de-jonathan-12.jpg https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/casa-de-jonathan-14.jpg Next Image Previous Image https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/casa-de-jonathan-9.jpg https://ticotimes.net/wp-content/uploads/slideshow-gallery/casa-de-jonathan-11.jpg No related posts.last_img read more

Shacolas says TC property dealings above board sues Paphos mayor updated

first_imgBusinessman Nicos Shacolas has filed a libel suit against Paphos Mayor Phedonas Phedonos over accusations he voiced last week regarding the apparent mismanagement of Turkish Cypriot properties in Paphos and elsewhere.Shacolas and his Limni Resorts and Golf Courses Plc was among those named by the outspoken mayor as being in possession of Turkish Cypriot land without being eligible.More or less recounting the findings of an auditor-general report, Phedonos said Shacolas had been given 230 donums of Turkish Cypriot land next to his golf project in the area of Limni, near Polis, for which he paid €2,085 per year when according to the use, he should have been paying €66,482. The Shacolas company said this figure was used arbitrarily and misleadingly by the Paphos mayor and did not reflect the true situation.He said the company was not eligible to be given Turkish Cypriot land.Since the war and the displacement of populations 43 years ago, all Turkish Cypriot property where the owner is not resident is administered by the state as guardian, collecting low rents, mainly from Greek Cypriot refugees who are deemed as eligible beneficiaries because they lost their own land from the Turkish occupation.In a written statement on Tuesday, the company condemned Phedonos’ “insulting claims” which it planned to bring to justice. The company and Shacolas will lodge a libel suit against the mayor, it added.“Such comments and references of a populist nature, aiming at self-promotion, discourage progressive entrepreneurs and companies from making investments that bolster the country’s economy and afford employment to thousands of our compatriots,” the statement said. It has also damaged the company’s reputation on social media, it said, to which Phedonos responded they had the right to sue.But he told Cybc he did not make the allegations lightly. “I know what I say publicly,” he said. “If this has caused any comments on Facebook, then contact Facebook, or ban social networks to stop people from commenting.”The company said Phedonos had gone a step further and made unacceptable comments about Shacolas, suggesting the businessman had backstage dealings with political parties.According to the Shacolas company, the Limni Resorts and Golf Courses had completely transparent dealings with the Guardian.It said the attorney-general’s office considered the dealings to be lawful and the work to be beneficial and to serve the public interest.Specifically, it said that in the proposal of the minister of the interior to the Council of Ministers dated October 14, 2009, according to the law, the Guardian is allowed to take actions in certain cases in which degraded properties could be transformed to the benefit of the owner or in the public interest, and that in this case the exchange was legitimate.“The rentals were uninhabited by refugees for over 38 years because they are almost entirely barren, rocky and non-cultivated,” the company said.“These items were leased to our company for the purpose of using, as stated in the lease agreement, as a green/park space,” it said, adding that there would be no income from the land. It was to be cleaned of waste and wild vegetation for fire prevention at a cost to the company of €3,500 a year.There were three lease contracts for three Turkish Cypriot plots, one dated 2012, one 2014 and the third, 2016. The first was “barren and inaccessible with sloping topography” untapped since 1974 and without anyone else asking for its use. The third area was leased under similar conditions, and the second had some cultivation. None have been sublet, Shacolas said but said parts would probably be used for temporary storage. “There will not be any construction, nor will they be part of the development,” it added.“Just for reference, Mr Nicos Shacolas and the Shacolas Group have infinitely larger real estate properties in the occupied areas of Nicosia, Famagusta, Kyrenia, Karavas, Dikomos and elsewhere, for which they have initiated an action against Turkey,” the company added. “For the deprivation of these properties, he himself and his companies have not requested nor enjoyed any benefit from the Republic of Cyprus.”You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementTop Cardiologist: Throw Out All Your Gluten Now (Not For The Reason You Think)Gundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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