The return of the RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writers Mentorship Program

first_imgNadina Taylor, a trustee of the Charles Taylor Foundation and daughter of the late Charles Taylor, is a strong champion of the program. “We’ve seen what a huge impact the RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writer Award can have on a writer’s career and wanted to amplify that effect with this opportunity – to help prepare these talented writers for the complex and competitive world of writing and publishing.”“At RBC Wealth Management, we believe it is important to identify, nurture and support the next generation of Canadian talent and to provide writers in the early stages of their career with mentorship opportunities that will help them succeed in the professional world,” said Vijay Parmar, President of RBC PH&N Investment Counsel.Helen Knott of Fort St. John is one of the five “emergent” writers who have an existing body of work, and a non-fiction manuscript close to completion. The participants will correspond with their mentors prior to travelling to Toronto for the Prize weekend, Feb 28 through March 4th. When the participants meet with their mentors, they will participate in an intensive day of professional development, accompany their mentors through media and events, and participate in the Awards Luncheon on Monday, March 4th.Helen Knott — University of Northern British Columbia Knott is of Dane Zaa, Nehiyaw, and mixed Euro descent from Prophet River First Nations, living in Fort St. John, BC. She has published short stories and poetry in the Malahat Review, Red Rising Magazine, through CBC Arts, the Surviving Canada Anthology, alongside other publications and poetry video productions. In 2017, Helen was a recipient of the REVEAL Indigenous Art Award. In 2016, she was one of sixteen women featured globally by the Nobel Women’s Initiative for her commitment to ending gender-based violence and activism. Her first book, In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Struggle and Resilience, will be released in August 2019. She is currently writing an Indigenous female manifesto entitled, Taking Back the Bones, where a personal narrative is interwoven with humour, academic research and critical reflection.The RBC Taylor Prize was established in 1998 by the trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation and first awarded in 2000, 2018 marks the seventeenth year of awarding the RBC Taylor Prize, which commemorates Charles Taylor’s pursuit of excellence in the field of literary non-fiction. The Prize is awarded to the author whose book best combines a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style, and a subtlety of thought and perception. All finalists receive $5,000, and the winner receives a further $25,000. All authors are presented with a custom leather-bound version of their shortlisted book at the award ceremony. All finalists receive promotional support for their nominated titles.The four other participants of the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writers Mentorship Program are; TORONTO, ONT – The RBC Taylor Prize and the RBC Foundation announced the return of this professional development program, that is aimed to support the next generation of Canadian writers.The program pairs five emerging writers, selected from the nation’s writing programs, with the finalists for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize. The award honours and celebrates the pursuit of excellence in literary non-fiction.The program is curated by Joe Kertes, Dean Emeritus of the Humber College School of Creative Arts & Performance in Toronto. The trustees of the Charles Taylor Foundation are; Vijay Parmar, David Staines, Edward Taylor, Nadina Taylor, and Noreen Taylor. The Prize Manager is Sheila Kay.center_img Becky Blake — University of Guelph Blake won the CBC Nonfiction Prize in 2017 and the CBC Short Story Prize in 2013. She is a graduate of the Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Guelph, and her work has appeared in journals, magazines, and newspapers across Canada. Her debut novel, Proof I Was Here, is forthcoming from Wolsak & Wynn’s Buckrider Books in May 2019. She currently lives in Toronto where she is working on a memoir-in-essays called Everything I’m About to Say Is a Lie. The title refers to the recommended way to answer a phone that’s been tapped (as Blake’s once was). Her memoir draws on this and other experiences ranging from the criminal to the comical as she examines the singular power of a true story and the license we sometimes take to tell one.Kirk Angus Johnson — University of King’s College / Dalhousie Johnson is of both Metis and African ancestry. After graduating from Acadia University and an early career in theatre, he attended Concordia University in Montreal to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing. In keeping with the military traditions within his family, Johnson enrolled in the Canadian Forces as an Infantry Officer and was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2010. Now released from the military, Johnson is returning to a career in writing. He resides in Three Mile Plains, NS, his childhood home, and is in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction at University of King’s College in Halifax. Some Kind of Hero is a compelling account of the circumstances leading to Afghan vet Lionel Desmond’s tragic 2017 murder/suicide, and the lessons we need to learn from it.Miles Steyn — University of Victoria Steyn was born in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and raised in Vancouver. His creative nonfiction has appeared in Existere, The Xanadu Anthology, Unsubscribe Magazine, Gold Literary Magazine, and his essay “Wire to the Sky” was short-listed for EVENT Magazine‘s Creative Nonfiction Contest. In 2018, Steyn’s essay “From Clay” was long-listed for the CBC Nonfiction Prize. Expanding on the earlier essay, Wire to the Sky, Steyn’s first book of nonfiction is a genre-bending memoir, told through letters from a brother to his late sister, about race, nationality, and the loss of family.Joshua Whitehead — University of Calgary Whitehead is an Oji-Cree, Two-Spirit storyteller and academic from Peguis First Nation on Treaty 1 territory in Manitoba. He is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Indigenous literature and cultures at the University of Calgary. In 2016, his poem “mihkokwaniy” won Canada’s History Award for Aboriginal Arts and Stories (for writers aged 19–29), which included a residency at the Banff Centre. His 2018 novel, Jonny Appleseed, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. His non-fiction book, Making Love with The Land, is a braid of forms that ruminates on topics such as Indigeneity, queerness, mental health, body dysmorphia, and chronic pain through a variety of literary forms, including horror, speculative fiction, poetry, and confession.last_img read more

Niagara police search for missing 67yearold man

Niagara police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 67-year-old man.Luciano Armenti, of Port Colborne, was last seen leaving his home near Oxford Blvd. and West Side Rd. around 9:30 a.m. on Monday.Armenti’s family contacted police about twelve hours later after his vehicle was found parked in the area of Weir Rd. and Ramey Ave. in Port Colborne. Police say they are concerned for his welfare and believe he may on foot in the area where his vehicle was located. Armenti is described as being five-foot-ten, roughly 180 lbs, with a medium build, and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey and tan Nike jacket, jogging pants and running shoes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Niagara police.Media Release: Missing Persons – NRPS Attempting to Locate Missing Port Colborne Man – https://t.co/VRkK3vqycv pic.twitter.com/MHnWTUMHxm— NRPS (@NiagRegPolice) April 23, 2019 read more

At climate change talks Ban stresses major role of cities in mitigating

“Cities are engines of dynamism and creativity. In many respects, cities are the proving ground for our efforts to combat climate change, build resilience and achieve faster, more equitable development progress,” he told a high-level session of United Nations-led climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, devoted to the role of cities in controlling global warming and the other effects of climate change. “Many of you in this room are working on the frontlines of climate change. We are all familiar with the challenges. Our shared responsibility is to turn them into opportunities. By transforming how we plan our cities, build our homes and move our goods, we can usher in a low-carbon future that benefits people and the planet.”With more than 50 per cent of the global population now urban and the proportion growing rapidly, especially in Asia and Africa, sustainable towns and cities offer substantial benefits for urban and rural areas alike, from energy and resource efficiency to public health and overall quality of life, he said.Mr. Ban underscored the importance of cities across many dimensions, from energy and transport to water and sanitation to social cohesion and disaster risk reduction. “This complexity has made it difficult to channel urban issues into the climate discussion in a coherent way,” he said.“Therefore I ask all of you to work with each other to ensure that we can do precisely that – and end up with results that are commensurate with the centrality of cities.”The Secretary-General met with the representatives of various regional organisations and countries attending the Climate Change Conference, including ministers from the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), the G-77 countries and China, the Africa Group, the BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China), and the European Union.In all these meetings he discussed the 2014 Climate Summit he will convene in New York in September during the General Assembly, and he emphasized the need for tangible progress in Warsaw in order to achieve an ambitious global agreement on climate change at the Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015. He particularly stressed the need to make progress on climate finance and to capitalise the Green Climate Fund and called for additional mitigation and adaptation measures, saying they are more urgent than ever.In a related development the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced the official opening of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) to help developing countries make informed decisions about mitigation and adaptation technologies that suit their needs.“As nations put in the foundations, walls and ceiling of a new, wide-ranging and universal climate agreement, the Climate Technology Centre and Network represents a further building block towards that low-carbon future,” UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner said.UNEP also noted that reducing emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O), an often-overlooked yet potent gas that could nearly double by 2050, potentially undermining gains in ozone layer recovery and exacerbating climate change, could bring benefits worth over $160 billion annually across diverse economic sectors by boosting efficiency in agriculture, by far the largest source of human-induced N2O.This means improving the ability of crops and livestock to better utilize nitrogen, and minimising the loss of nitrogen to the environment that occurs during crop cultivation and animal production.UN General Assembly President John W. Ashe, who is also attending the Warsaw Conference, is meeting with a series of officials and national ministers to discuss ongoing efforts to forge agreement on combating climate change.Yesterday he conferred with French Development Minister Pascal Canfin. He also discussed the climate negotiations with the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres. read more

The world needs science and science needs women says UN on new

More than ever today, the world needs science and science needs women, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today marking the first International Day of Women and Girls in Science. “UNESCO’s message is clear – the new [2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development] will not meet its promise without investing in women’s and girls’ empowerment through and in science,” Irina Bokova highlighted in a message. According to the most recent UNESCO Science Report, women account for only 28 per cent of researchers across the world, with the gap deepening at the higher echelons of decision-making. Women also have less access to funding, to networks, to senior positions, which puts them at a further disadvantage in high impactscience publishing. “This calls for deep and sustained change, starting in the earliest years through improved participation of women and girls in science education, training and research activities at all levels,” Ms. Bokova stressed. “Girls’ and women’s access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) cannot be envisaged when girls and women remain the majority of out-of-school children, youth and illiterate adults. This gap throws a shadow over entire societies, as no country can move forward with only half its creativity, energy, and dreams,” she added. Based on a study conducted in 14 countries, the United Nations estimates that the probability for female students of graduating with a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Doctor’s degree in science-related field are 18, eight and two per cent respectively, while the percentages of male students are 37, 18 and six per cent. “Gender equality is a global priority at UNESCO, and promoting women and girls in science stands at the heart of this action, through a range of initiatives,” noted Ms. Bokova, inviting all partners and Governments to redouble efforts to empower girls and women through and in science, as a foundation to take forward the 2030 Agenda. read more

Watch online as Chancellor Cheechoo receives Order of Canada Wednesday

Brock University Chancellor Shirley Cheechoo will be presented with the Order of Canada during a ceremony in Ottawa Wednesday, May 8.The award-winning actress, artist, playwright and filmmaker will receive the honour, presented by Governor General Julie Payette, at Rideau Hall at 10:30 a.m.Members of the Brock community and the public are invited to watch the presentation through a livestream available at www.gg.ca/en/live

EHF CL Wild Card auction RNL Granollers Gorenje and Kielce

← Previous Story Bilbija and Vortmann join GWD Minden Next Story → Arnautovic left Crvena zvezda after Perunicic’s attack! EHF Wild Card tournament After many serious teams failed to qualify for the next edition of the EHF Champions League, media speculations about “Wild Card” tournament invitations started. The most secure is probably fourth team from Germany, the best League in the World.  Rhein Neckar Lowen will have same possibility as last summer, when “Lions” got a chance through “WC tournament” and then came to the “EHF F4” tournament in Cologne.After Spanish final and domination in Cologne, one is definitive. Fourth team from Spain MUST have a chance to enter the competition of 24 best teams of Europe. Team with the tradition, CWC finalist last season and fourth in ASOBAL this season was Fraikin Granollers with the same number of points as Ademar Leon.Slovenian vice-champion, Gorenje Velenje has an adequate status in the European handball. That is why, team from Velenje played at previous “Wild Card” tournament. Only Champion isn’t the same. Last year that was Celje PL and this season Cimos Koper won Championship. Gorenje is second and for the third year in a row is expected that EHF gives a chance to Slovenian vice-champion.Fourth “expected” team is Polish vice-champion, Vive Targi Kielce. Maybe sounds unfamiliar to the French third team (Dunkerque) or Swiss vice-champion (Pfadi Wintertur), but Polish Vive Targi Kielce has a quality and financial stability to find a place in TOP 16 of the EHF Champions League, like two seasons ago. It would be interesting to see, what will be the decision of EHF, if it is a fact that even Polish champion, Wisla Plock, has to go through qualification, so it could be interesting situation that Champion of one country doesn’t play in the EHF CL, while Vice-champion does.2009/10: Reale Ademar, Kadetten, Celje PL, Lemgo2010/11: Rhein-Neckar Löwen, Silkeborg, Reale Ademar, Gorenje Velenje read more

Vancouver man found guilty of robbing teens

first_imgJurors on Thursday found a Vancouver man guilty of robbing two teens of a designer belt and some other items by using a stolen firearm.The jury deliberated for about 2 1/2 hours before handing down its verdicts to Cocaya S. Thomas. He was convicted of two counts of first-degree robbery with a firearm enhancement on each and possession of a stolen firearm.Senior Deputy Prosecutor Kasey Vu said Thomas faces 14 to 15 years in prison.Sentencing in Clark County Superior Court was tentatively set for July 24, the date of Thomas’ trial in another alleged robbery. He has a third trial set in August in an alleged shooting. Between the two pending cases, the 20-year-old is facing charges of first-degree robbery, attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and two counts of possession of a stolen firearm.In the pending cases, Thomas is accused of robbing a 17-year-old boy of a firearm, which he then allegedly used in the Aug. 12 belt robbery and during an Aug. 16 altercation with a man that resulted in shots being fired, court records show.Case chronologyThe alleged series of crimes began sometime in early August when Thomas met with the 17-year-old boy in a parking lot at Northeast Highway 99 and 63rd Street to purchase a .380-caliber revolver. During the exchange, Thomas brandished another firearm and took the revolver without paying, the affidavit states.last_img read more

Stanford withstands Oregon rally

first_imgSTANFORD, Calif. — Stanford squashed Oregon’s national championship hopes again, schooling the Ducks in power football. Florida State might want to send the Cardinal a thank you card.Tyler Gaffney ran for 157 yards and No. 6 Stanford hammered No. 2 Oregon for three quarters before holding off a furious rally by the fast-paced Ducks for a 26-20 victory Thursday night.The Cardinal made it two in a row against the Ducks, who haven’t lost to any other team in the last two seasons.“If you control the line of scrimmage on either side of the ball you can beat these guys,” Stanford coach David Shaw said. “We’re a big, physical football team that plays well together.”Kevin Hogan ran for a touchdown and played a mistake-free game for Stanford (8-1, 6-1 Pac-12) as the Cardinal put on a clinic in how to play keep away from a team that was averaging 55.6 points. Stanford ran 66 times for 274 yards — sometimes behind as many as nine offensive linemen — and held the ball for 42 1/2 minutes.last_img read more

Jay Chun set to increase shareholding in Macaus Paradise Entertainment

first_imgMacau’s Paradise Entertainment Ltd has flagged a likely substantial increase in shares held by Chairman and Managing Director Jay Chun via a proposed repurchase mandate.In a Friday announcement, Paradise said it will seek authority from shareholders to allow the company’s directors to purchase up to 105,218,531 of its shares on the market, equal to around 10% of current issued share capital. The proposal will be voted on at Paradise’s AGM on 21 May 2019. RelatedPosts Load More Outlining the likely outcomes of a repurchase mandate, Paradise said the shareholding of Chun and a company wholly-owned by him, August Profit Investments Limited – which together hold 59.96% of issued share capital – would rise to 66.63% if the full mandate was exercised.However, it added that the repurchase mandate would not reduce the aggregate amount of shares in public hands to below 25%, nor would it lift Chun to a level that would require him to make a mandatory takeover offer under the Takeovers Code.Paradise is the developer of Macau’s popular Live Multi-Game terminals and operates two casinos on the Macau peninsula – Casino Kam Pek Paradise and Casino Waldo. Seventh heaven Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinnerlast_img read more

Plymouth Congregational United Church Hosts Community Talks on Mass Incarceration

first_imgThe Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ’s Board of Social Action (BOSA) is hosting a “Community Talk on Mass Incarceration” on Sept. 25. The talk will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will discuss not only the issues of mass incarceration, but also its impact on communities and actions that can be taken in order to heal and transform the bad effects it has on local cities and residents. The church is located at 5301 North Capitol Street, NE. For more information, email SocialAction.PlymouthUCC@outlook.com or call Rev. Art Brown at 202-276-3825.last_img read more

There are four types of Facebook users

first_imgResearchers have found that Facebook’s nearly two billion monthly users can be categorised into four types ranging from people who use the social media network to build on real-world relationships, to those focussed on “likes” and attention. On an average, 1.28 billion people check Facebook daily, and according to a recent estimate, an average Facebook user spends 35 minutes a day on the platform. “What is it about this social-media platform that has taken over the world,” lead author Tom Robinson, Professor at the Brigham Young University, said in a statement. To answer this, the team compiled a list of 48 statements to identify potential reasons as to why people use Facebook.They found four categories of Facebook users: relationship builders, town criers, selfies and window shoppers. Relationship builders post, respond to others” posts and use additional Facebook features primarily in an attempt to fortify relationships that exist beyond their virtual world.”They use it as an extension of their real life, with their family and real-life friends,” Robinson said. Town criers, on the other hand, are unconcerned with sharing photos, stories or other information about themselves, they instead “want to inform everybody about what”s going on”. “They push out information,” Robinson noted.People in the selfies category use Facebook to promote themselves. They too post pictures, videos and text updates, but are focussed on getting attention, likes and comments. The more “likes” they receive, the more they feel approved by their peers. Window shoppers, like town criers, feel a sense of social obligation to be on Facebook but rarely post personal information.These users “want to see what other people are doing. It”s the social-media equivalent of people watching”, said Clark Callahan, a professor from the Brigham Young University.”Social media is so ingrained in everything we do right now. And most people don”t think about why they do it, but if people can recognise their habits, that at least creates awareness,” said Kris Boyle, a professor from the Brigham Young University.last_img read more

11yearold girl found dead in Playa del Carmen

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — UPDATED: The Office of the Attorney General of the State continues to investigate the death of an 11-year-old girl in Playa del Carmen.The Specialized Prosecutor’s Office for Attention to Crimes Against Women has taken up the case after an 11-year-old Guatemalan girl was found murdered Thursday.Head of the Crimes Against Women unit, Guadalupe Reyes Pinzón, said that they are carrying out all areas of research to find who is responsible, adding that they are still waiting for the autopsy results to determine the exact cause of death.Preliminary information says the girl was raped and beaten at a home in the Colosio neighborhood of Playa del Carmen, however, authorities have not confirmed the allegations. They have said that forensic experts found marks on her neck that suggest suffocation, but further details were not released.The body of the child was found by her parents in their house on Calle 58, between Avenidas 15 and 20 of the populated colony Luis Donaldo Colosio.Authorities are still investigating.UPDATE:  The 11-year-old girl found dead in a home in Playa del Carmen died from asphyxiation by hanging. An autopsy revealed the girl hung herself. Guadalupe Reyes Pinzón, head of the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office for the Attention of Crimes against Women, confirmed that the girl had only one injury, which was found around her neck and was not beaten or sexually abused.With the help of a translator, the brother of the girl said she became angry after her parents locked her in a room while they went out to work. When she was unable to open a window to reach the outside, she became even more upset.The girl, Caty, was buried Monday.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UKs Cameron Northern Ireland to host G8 summit

first_imgAssociated PressDUBLIN (AP) – Peace in Northern Ireland will be a focal point for next year’s G-8 summit of world leaders, Prime Minister David Cameron declared Tuesday as he unveiled plans to host the annual gathering in the long-troubled British territory.“The world’s leaders are going to be here next year debating the issues that are vital to the future of our world, vital to the future of Northern Ireland, and seeing this brilliant, beautiful part of the United Kingdom,” Cameron announced at the end of a question-and-answer session at a forklift factory in Northern Ireland. Top Stories Comments   Share   (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Cameron is current chairman of the G-8 encompassing the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Japan, Germany, France, Italy and Canada. Leaders are expected to gather June 17 and 18 at a luxury hotel and golf resort beside Lough Erne in Northern Ireland’s County Fermanagh lakeland.Staging the G-8 in Fermanagh appears certain to present a test for the peace process in Northern Ireland, where several small Irish Republican Army factions continue to mount occasional bomb and gun attacks in opposition to the province’s 5-year-old unity government of British Protestants and Irish Catholics.Fermanagh borders the Republic of Ireland and it remains an area of relatively high activity for the IRA die-hards who oppose the 2005 decision of most IRA members to renounce violence and disarm.Fermanagh’s main town, Enniskillen, is forever linked in the public mind to one of the IRA’s worst civilian slaughters: a 1987 no-warning IRA bomb that tore through a crowd of Protestant civilians commemorating the British dead from the two world wars.Eleven were killed and 63 wounded. But the horror also gave the world one of Northern Ireland’s most inspiring peacemakers, Gordon Wilson, who hours after the attack from his hospital bed described how he had said goodbye to his dying daughter Marie as they lay buried together in the rubble _ and then publicly forgave her IRA killers. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 3 international destinations to visit in 2019center_img First Minister Peter Robinson, the Protestant leader of the Northern Ireland government, praised Cameron for “his continued efforts in helping us to promote Northern Ireland on the global stage. This is a massive boost for us.”His Catholic colleague, former IRA commander and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, was more circumspect.McGuinness noted that both parts of Ireland had “suffered terribly as the result of the world recession caused by the irresponsible behavior of financial institutions and some governments.” He said he hoped G-8 leaders “when they come to Fermanagh will recognize and accept the need to do something deep and profound to assist people.”The one thing no police operation can stop is Fermanagh’s legendarily wet weather. There’s a local saying: Half the year, the lakes are in Fermanagh; the other half, Fermanagh’s in the lakes.___Online:Lough Erne Resort, http://www.lougherneresort.com/ Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

Kerala Tourism wraps up 2014 Australia and New Zealand Roadshow

first_img(L-R): Mr. Vibahava Tripathi, Assistant Director, India Tourism, Mr. Suman Billa, Secretary of Kerala Tourism, Dr. Vinod Bahade, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General India Office in SydneyOver 215 agents, wholesalers and media were educated on the destination also known as God’s Own Country.The Sydney event was hosted by secretary of Kerala Tourism Suman Billa, with guest of honour, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General India Office in Sydney, Dr. Vinod Bahade.Mr Billa said over the past four years, Kerala has seen a 60 per cent growth in visitor numbers from Australia and a 68 per cent increase from New Zealand.“These visitation figures are set to strengthen further over the next four years as air-lift and product diversification increases, enticing more and more Aussies and Kiwis to cross the Indian Ocean and experience ‘God’s Own Country’,” Mr Billa said.Kerala Tourism is also collaborating with the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in a first to recreate the original spice route. In a move which will connect 31 countries across Europe, Asia and Far East. Kerala Tourism was joined by ten key suppliers to host the multiple trade events, these included: Abad Hotels and Resorts, The Blue Yonder, CGH Earth, Intersight Tours and Travels, Kairali – The Ayervedic Healing Village, Kumarakom Lake Resort, Lotus DMC, Marvel Tours, Spiceland Holidays and Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel.  ​Source = ETB News: Megan Tranlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Crystal Cruises has unv

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterCrystal Cruises has unveiled its expansive roster of theme cruises for the next three years. The 2019, 2020 and 2021 Experiences of Discovery voyages will present enhanced programming in specialised subjects, featuring special guest lecturers and instructors for interactive sessions on board, as well as experiences ashore that further enhance the immersive voyages. Several of the line’s all-inclusive luxury sailings will feature programming for more than one dedicated theme, allowing guests to further expand their interests.“Luxury travellers expect to be enlightened and stimulated as they explore the world with Crystal, and our ‘Experiences of Discovery’ offer opportunities for them to broaden their horizons even further,” said Carmen Roig, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “Whether piquing guests’ interest in a new area or deepening their fascinations with long-held pastimes, the programming for each of these voyages is designed to spark conversation and an increasing curiosity for travellers.”Featuring a lineup of classic themes long favoured by travellers, Crystal Cruises’ 2019, 2020 and 2021 theme cruises aboard Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity include:President’s Cruise: Crystal president and CEO, Tom Wolber, and his wife, Sharon, will host special receptions, Q&A sessions and an excursion ashore aboard Crystal Symphony.2019: 1 December2020: 7 DecemberCrystal on Broadway: Crystal’s stages will feature performances and engaging presentations from the creative talents of stage and theatre thanks to Crystal’s partnership with multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, Kevin McCollum, on voyages in the Mediterranean and Western Europe, Alaska, South Pacific, Caribbean, Mexico, South America, Pacific West Coast and Hawaii.2019: 5, 6 and 14 January; 8 April; 29 May; 2, 12, 29 and 30 July; 10 and 12 August; 17, 21 and 28 September; 10, 11, 23 and 25 October; 8 and 24 November; 1, 11, 14, 21 and 22 December.Crystal Wine & Food Festival: Accomplished and acclaimed chefs, wine sommeliers, mixologists and other culinary masters share expertise with special dinners, hands-on instruction, demos and tastings in the South Pacific, Australia, North Cape, Asia, Caribbean, Western and Northern Europe, Arabian Gulf, North American East Coast, and South and Central America.2019: 5 and 14 January; 26 April; 21 June; 28 September and 24 November2020: 3 March; 8 May; 19 June; 30 August; 23 and 30 October2021: 5 and 21 January; 8 and 24 April; 13 June and 27 OctoberGolf: Golfers can perfect their swing on board with PGA instructors, learning insights of the PGA tour from guest golf celebrities and experts. Ashore, they can challenge their handicap on spectacular and renowned courses in Western Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia and Pacific West Coast and Hawaii, with Crystal taking care of the details including club transport, storage and cleaning, plus special onboard instruction from pros and friendly competitions among players.2019: 10 June; 12 August and 21 December2020: 1 March 1 and 25 July2021: 19 February; 13 April; 20 Jul; 13 and 20 August; and 5 SeptemberBig Band & Ballroom Dance: Live daily and nightly performances throughout the ship – plus additional Ambassador Hosts for ladies without dance partners – allow guests to swing, tango, waltz and rhumba their way across the Atlantic and through the Panama Canal.2019: 11 October and 12 November2020: 30 August and 21 November2021: 26 OctoberJazz Days & Cabaret Nights: Live performances by some of today’s jazz greats and presentations from experts and historians about the legends of the craft add rhythm to the South Pacific, North American East Coast, Mediterranean, Mexico and Costa Rica.2019: 19 February and 28 September2020: 30 October2021: 11 OctoberMind, Body & Spirit: Health and wellness experts from Tai Chi masters and yoga gurus to nutritionists and Cleveland Clinic medical minds will share tips for living one’s best life on North Cape, Mediterranean, Arabian Gulf, Caribbean and Australia and New Zealand voyages.2019: 21 June and 25 October2020: 10 May and 23 October2021: 6 DecemberMagic: Crystal’s exclusive partnership with the renowned Magic Castle presents the sleight of hand and mesmerising illusions of talented magicians in the Caribbean, New England and Canada.2019: 24 November2020: 20 September2021: 12 DecemberFilm & Theatre: Fans of stage and cinema will be treated to performances and showings of classics, plus entertaining presentations and Q&A with some of show biz’s great minds in Japan, Alaska, Europe and the North American East Coast.2019: 26 May2020: 19 August2021: 5 SeptemberOcean Views: Acclaimed guest speakers join panel discussions on politics and world affairs, inviting guests to engage in Q&A sessions and real-time debate via interactive polling devices on sailings through the Caribbean, South Pacific, Africa, Western Europe, Holy Land, India, Arabian Gulf, China and Japan.2019: 5 and 14 January; 13 March and 9 May2020: 22 January; 3 April and 8 May2021: 5, 21 and 27 January, 22 March and 24 AprilCrystal Society: Returning guests will be treated to special receptions, excursions and other perks on a celebratory sailing in the Caribbean.2019: 25 October2020: 30 October2021: 5 and 21 January, and 12 MayDetailed information about guest lecturers and experts for each Experiences of Discovery voyage will be announced when confirmed.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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