Ancelotti sacked by Bayern

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti Ancelotti sacked by Bayern Munich after defeat to PSG Goal Last updated 2 years ago 21:53 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(66) Carlo Ancelotti Bayern Munich Getty Images Carlo Ancelotti Bayern München PSG v Bayern München PSG UEFA Champions League Bundesliga The 58-year-old has been relieved of his duties after just one full season in charge of the German side as a result of their defeat in France Bayern Munich have fired Carlo Ancelotti in the wake of Wednesday’s defeat to Paris Saint-Germain and replaced him with Willy Sagnol as interim coach.The German champions were humbled 3-0 in their Champions League clash in Paris, and the Italian coach came under criticism for leaving Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Mats Hummels out of the starting XI.Bayern Munich 2/9 favourites to win BuLi Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The 58-year-old defended his tactics and selection for the game, telling reporters afterwards : “I know I will get criticism, that’s fine. I thought it was a good line-up for this game.”Arjen Robben Bayern MunichHowever, he faced questions from the Bayern board over some of his decisions the next day, as  German newspaper  Sport Bild  revealed that crisis talks with the higher-ups were scheduled on Thursday .CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge did not make it easy on Ancelotti when he  said the performance was “not Bayern Munich” and said the club needed to discuss it. Arjen Robben, meanwhile, refused to say whether the Bayern players still backed their boss .And the Bavarian side have opted to part ways with the former PSG, Real Madrid and Chelsea boss after just one full season in charge.”The performance of the team since the start of the season did not meet the expectations we put to them,” Rummenigge said as the news of his sacking was made official on Thursday.”The game in Paris clearly showed that there had to be consequences. Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and I gave Carlo an open and serious talk today and informed him of our decision.”I would like to thank Carlo for his cooperation and regret this development. Carlo is my friend and will remain so, but we had to make a professional decision based on Bayern’s interests.”I now expect the team to have a positive development and absolute determination, so we can reach our goals for this season.”Former Bayern and France player Sagnol takes the helm on a short-term basis, despite having limited experience as a coach. The 40-year-old spent less than two seasons in charge of Bordeaux – his only senior coaching role – before returning to Germany to assist Ancelotti.Ancelotti leaves with Bayern sitting three points behind Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga after six games after suffering a 2-0 defeat to Hoffenheim and most recently losing a two-goal lead to draw with Wolfsburg.The three-time Champions League winning coach signed a three-year contract when he took over at the Allianz Arena in 2016 as Pep Guardiola’s replacement.The former AC Milan star lifted the Bundesliga title at the only time of asking, but saw his side eliminated from the Champions League at the quarter-finals stage at the hands of Real Madrid. They also lost to Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal final last term.Sagnol’s first game as interim coach will be away to Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Sunday.last_img read more

‘Icardi could stay at Inter forever’

first_imgTransfers Madrid target Icardi could stay at Inter forever, says Spalletti Ben Spratt Last updated 1 year ago 00:37 11/25/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mauro Icardi Inter Sampdoria Serie A Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Cagliari v Internazionale Internazionale Serie A The Argentine striker’s impressive form again this season has prompted talk of an eventual move to the European champions Luciano Spalletti is hopeful Mauro Icardi will never leave Inter, despite reported interest from Real Madrid.Icardi has been in sparkling form again this season, scoring 13 goals in as many Serie A games as the Nerazzurri lie second in Serie A heading into Saturday’s away clash with Cagliari.Inter 12/1 to win Scudetto Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That scoring streak has unsurprisingly seen the 24-year-old linked with a big-money move to European champions Madrid, but Spalletti has confidence his captain is happy at San Siro.When rumours of Madrid’s interest were put to Spalletti in his pre-match news conference, the Inter boss replied: “Who does not want Icardi?”I love him at Inter and when I talk to him I can sense that the city, his team-mates, the club, the fans are all things to which he is strongly attached.”I am convinced he can stay at Inter forever.”Inter are two points behind Napoli at the top of the table and two ahead of champions Juventus, with Spalletti stressing the importance of continued hard work if his players are to ensure they remain in the title race.”For now there is not [a gap to the top teams] anymore, but we have to carry on what we have done,” he said.”Every match, we have to start from scratch and put our quality on the field. We must play without respite – that is our motto.”last_img read more

Emergency Measures Coordinators Meet in Coldbrook

first_imgEMERGENCY MEASURES ORGANIZATION–Emergency Measures Co-ordinatorsMeet in Coldbrook Municipal emergency measures co-ordinators from across theprovince will meet in Coldbrook on Tuesday, May 18 and Wednesday,May 19, to discuss policy, emerging trends and issues relating toemergency planning in Nova Scotia. The annual conference ishosted by the Nova Scotia Emergency Measures Organization. The co-ordinators will discuss pandemic infectious diseases,critical infrastructure, forest fire risk, priority access dialtone, communication management and the use of amateur radiooperators as emergency backup. Representatives from the CanadianHurricane Centre and Department of Natural Resources will also bepresenters. “This year, our emergency measures co-ordinators have facedextraordinary circumstances, not only with Hurricane Juan and the blizzard but also with numerous emergencies at the locallevel,” said Ernest Fage, Minister responsible for the EmergencyMeasures Act. “”They have responded with a level of skill andexpertise that has not only made us proud, but has cemented NovaScotia’s national reputation.” Municipalities provide the first level of response in anemergency. In the event of a major emergency, Nova Scotia’sEmergency Measures Organization becomes the window to provincialgovernment resources. The province’s Emergency Measures Organization also supports theemergency management process on an ongoing basis by providingtraining, advice and evaluation to responders at all levels. All of Nova Scotia’s municipalities have an emergency measuresco-ordinator. Most are expected to attend the conference. “Emergency preparedness is a co-operative effort,” said Mr. Fage.”I applaud the efforts of all emergency measures co-ordinatorswho have demonstrated this year how effectively they worktogether. This conference is an excellent opportunity for co-ordinators to build relationships, share experiences and reflecton common goals around emergency preparedness.”last_img read more

BarrettJackson to Auction President Bush 43s Ride Other Unique Vehicles for Charity

first_imgBarrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will continue its long-standing tradition of bringing the “who’s who” of buyers together with a diverse collection of custom and rare collector vehicles during its 15th Annual Palm Beach Auction, April 6-8, 2017, at the South Florida Fairgrounds.George W. Bush’s personal ’09 Ford F-150 King Ranch Super Crew Pickup from his Crawford, TexasLong-heralded as South Florida’s premier automotive lifestyle event, this year’s auction will not only host an unprecedented gathering of world-class prequalified bidders with virtually unlimited buying power, but also five exceptional vehicles that will cross the block to benefit charitable causes across the nation.“To date, Barrett-Jackson has helped raise over $93 million in support of charities whose influence reaches around the world,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “No other collector car auction company has helped raised more funds for important causes benefiting children, veterans and medical research than Barrett-Jackson. We are honored and astounded by the bidder turnout for our Palm Beach Auction, and are thrilled for the charities who will benefit from the sale of these extraordinary vehicles.”The winning bidder of Lot #3002 will receive the rights to the FIRST retail production of the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 LE, with 100 percent of the hammer proceeds benefiting United Way. The ZL1 LE features a 650-horsepower, supercharged LT4 engine backed by a 6-speed manual transmission, rounding out an incredible performance package.A workhorse that’s simply “presidential,” Lot #3004 is a ‘09 Ford F-150 King Ranch Super Crew Pickup once owned and used by former President George W. Bush on his Texas ranch. Both the original title and right airbag panel feature Bush’s signature, and the entire hammer price will benefit the Community Foundation of Cleveland and Bradley County, Tennessee.Built by the next generation of auto specialists, Lot #3001, a ’96 Ford Mustang, was designed and fabricated by students at the Jordan Vocational High School in Columbus, Georgia. Winner of the national 2016 Quaker State Best in Class Competition, the vehicle is powered by a 3.8-liter engine with automatic transmission and sports a new suspension and more.Encompassing the spirit and enthusiasm of the students who built it, the car’s hammer price will go to Jordan Vocational High School.The sixth of only 50 built by Sanderson Ford, a ’07 Ford Mustang GT Custom Fastback (Lot #3003) showcases meticulous craftsmanship that shines throughout every vehicle detail, including custom body panels, tribute signature seats and carbon-fiber trim. The sale of this remarkable beauty will benefit The Darrell Gwynn Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis.Sporting only 58,000 original miles, Lot #3000, a ’69 International Travelall, will cross the block in support of the Boy Scouts of America. Unique in the market and ahead of its time, this Travelall is powered by the optional V8 engine.The 15th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction will be broadcast on Discovery, Velocity and Velocity Canada during the three-day auction. For more information on becoming a bidder, click here.last_img read more

Ikea considers making modernist office building into a hotel

first_imgNEW HAVEN, Conn. – A brutalist-style structure that was designed by famed architect Marcel Breuer and has sat vacant along Interstate 95 for over a decade may soon see new life as a hotel.Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea, which owns the property, is seeking approval from New Haven’s City Plan Commission to repurpose the building as a 165-room hotel.The concrete building is composed of two sections, with an office block elevated above the lower floors by massive pillars. It was built in the late 1960s as the headquarters for the Armstrong Rubber Co., which later solid it to the Pirelli tire company. After acquiring the property in 2003 Ikea built its outlet on an adjacent plot but it has hung a huge banner ad from its roof to advertise chairs or desks sold at the store.In a letter to the planning commission, Ikea said the expectation is “that the building will become an attractive purchase opportunity as a hotel,” the New Haven Register reported . It said the plan would help meet the city’s need for new hotel rooms and rejuvenate an architecturally significant building at a gateway to the city centre.The site plan documents do not identify a potential hotel operator. An Ikea spokeswoman said the company has not announced any new plans for the building and did not have any further information to share.City officials have been discussing different ideas for use of the site with Ikea for several years, said Matthew Nemerson, the city’s economic development administrator. For now, he said, Ikea is only talking about parking and zoning changes that might be needed to accommodate a new use for the building.“While we are excited we don’t want to put any pressure on them,” Nemerson said. “We’re very happy they are talking to developers.”Works by Breuer, Hungarian-born architect, have seen a resurgence of interest and Nemerson said he has heard a range of creative ideas for the New Haven building, including installing glass around the outside of the “missing” third floor to create new space possibly for a restaurant.“It’s always been a billboard. It could be something creative that captures people’s attention,” Nemerson said.last_img read more

Haiti will continue to need strong international support Ban tells Security Council

6 April 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged the continued assistance of the United Nations for Haiti, which, while having made significant gains in recent months, still faces a number of daunting challenges such as reviving its crippled economy and strengthening the rule of law. “The United Nations will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Haitian Government and people in the noble and necessary work of building a more just and prosperous future,” Mr. Ban stated during an open debate of the Security Council on Haiti. The meeting, convened by Colombia, which holds the rotating presidency of the Council for April, is taking place as Haitians and their international partners are looking to consolidate progress following last month’s elections. According to preliminary results, popular musician Michel Martelly defeated former first lady Mirlande Manigat to take the presidency.Mr. Ban commended the people of Haiti for this important step towards the consolidation of democracy, adding that it builds on the gains the small Caribbean nation has made, with the support of the UN peacekeeping mission there (MINUSTAH), towards security, respect for basic freedoms and an end to the state-sponsored violence.“Today, the Haitian press enjoys greater freedom than at any point in the country’s history. Urban slums are no longer controlled by criminal gangs. The National Police has become a capable and trusted institution,” he noted, commending President René Préval – who also took part in today’s meeting – and his administration for their role in these advances. He also commended the President for his leadership and valuable contribution in building his country amid difficult challenges, including last year’s devastating earthquake, noting that recovery and reconstruction are slowly gathering momentum. More than 20 per cent of the estimated 10 million cubic metres of rubble have been removed, Mr. Ban reported. In addition, the number of earthquake-affected people living in camps has decreased from more than 1.5 million in July last year to 680,000 today. He also noted that the cholera epidemic that struck the country towards the end of last year appears to have stabilized. But while important progress has indeed been achieved, Haiti continues to face daunting challenges, he pointed out. “The country’s economy is on its knees. Public institutions are barely able to deliver essential services. Millions of Haitians remain dependent on the assistance of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to meet their most basic needs. Too many women and girls live in fear of sexual violence.”Without the rule of law, lasting peace and prosperity will remain elusive, he added, reiterating what he stated in a report released last week.“Haiti’s judicial system is deeply dysfunctional. Its prisons remain dangerously overcrowded. Property records are unreliable and non-existent. Public expenditures often lack transparency,” he stated. “Rule of law reform must be a top priority for Haiti’s next President.”Also addressing the Council, former United States President Bill Clinton, who serves as the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Haiti, reported on the progress made by the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission, a panel on which he serves along with Haitian Government officials, the UN and other international partners.So far the Commission has approved more than 87 projects – valued at $3.26 billion – that when completed will help an estimated 2 million Haitians. “The idea is to take the Haitian Government’s own development plan and make sure that all the projects approved are consistent with that,” Mr. Clinton said, calling on Haiti’s partners to ensure adequate resources so that the Commission can continue to fund critically-needed projects.In a presidential statement adopted during the meeting, the Council welcomed the ongoing electoral process in Haiti and stressed the importance of its completion in a “peaceful, credible and legitimate” way, which will contribute to consolidating democracy, allow for the completion of constitutional reform and provide a strong basis for the continuing reconstruction efforts.The 15-member body also stressed that there can be no genuine stability or sustainable development in Haiti without strengthening its democratic institutions. While recognizing Haiti’s long-term recovery challenge, the Council called on the international community to continue to its vital support, and on donors to fulfil their pledges without delay.Mr. Préval said in his remarks that the international community needs to change its focus in Haiti.“Tanks, armoured vehicles and military should be replaced by bulldozers, engineers, more police instructors and experts in justice and penal systems,” he said.Today’s meeting is slated to hear from more than 40 speakers, including the President of Colombia, who is chairing the meeting, and a number of foreign ministers, as well as senior officials from the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Development Bank and the Caribbean Community. read more

Designer drugs on the rise as demand for traditional drugs levels off

While the use of traditional drugs is largely stable, demand is soaring for untested concoctions of psychoactive substances that threaten to be more dangerous, the head of the United Nations drug and crime agency said, marking the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The popularity of traditional drugs, such as cannabis – still the most widely used illicit substance – heroin and cocaine seems to be declining in some parts of the world, while the abuse of prescription drugs and new psychoactive substances (NPS) is on the rise, according to the 2013 World Drug Report launched today in Vienna, Austria. Sold openly, including online, NPS are marketed as “legal highs” with nicknames such as “spice”, “plant food”, “bath salts” and “meow meow”, a type of mephedrone with effects similar to the effects of cocaine, amphetamines and ecstasy. “There is an alarming new drug problem,” UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Yury Fedotov said, using the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse to launch the report at a special high-level event of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the central UN policymaking body dealing with drug-related matters. The drugs are called “designer” because they are based on existing illegal recreation drugs with chemical structures that are modified to varying degrees to evade the drug laws. The mixtures of NPS can easily cross from “safe” to toxic, resulting in “delirium and violent behaviour.” The number of NPS reported by Member States to UNODC rose from 166 at the end of 2009 to 251 by mid-2012, an increase of more than 50 per cent, according to the UN agency. It now exceeds the total number of the 234 substances under international control. “Given the almost infinite scope to alter the chemical structure of NPS, new formulations are outpacing efforts to impose international control,” Mr. Fedotov said. In response to the proliferation of NPS, UNODC has launched an early warning system which the UN said will allow the global community to monitor their emergence and take appropriate actions. UNODC is also supporting its “Make health your ‘new high’ in life, not drugs,” awareness campaign to inform the public, particularly young people, about the harmful effects of NPS. “The campaign aims to mobilize support and inspire young people to act against drug abuse,” Mr. Fedotov said in his message for the Day. While NPS is on the rise, the use of traditional drugs appears largely stable, according to the UNODC report. The use of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS), excluding ecstasy whose popularity dipped, appears on the rise worldwide. In 2011, an estimated 0.7 per cent of the global population aged 15-64, or 33.8 million people, had used ATS in the preceding year. Methamphetamine continues to dominate the ATS business, accounting for 71 per cent of the global ATS seizures in 2011. Seizures of crystal methamphetamine increased 8.8 tonnes, the highest level during the past five years, indicating the substance is “an imminent threat,” the UN agency reported. In Europe, heroin use seems to be declining, according to UNODC’s report. The use of opiates – heroin and opium – remains unchanged, but there are instances of higher opiate use in South-West and Central Asia, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and North America. In terms of production, Afghanistan retained its infamous title of lead producer and cultivator of opium, accounting for 75 per cent of global opium production in 2012 of 236,320 hectares. Meanwhile, cocaine, on the decline in the US – the world’s largest market – seems to be expanding in South America and the emerging economies in Asia. Estimates of the amounts of cocaine manufactured ranged from 776 to 1,051 tonnes in 2011, largely unchanged from a year earlier. The world’s largest cocaine seizures – unadjusted for purity – continue to be reported from Colombia and the US at 200 and 94 tonnes, respectively. The report is considered “a key measuring stick” in the lead up to the UN General Assembly special session on the issue in 2016 and the 2014 high-level review of the implementation of the Political Declaration adopted by the Assembly’s 1998 special session on the World Drug Problem. “We have agreed on a path for our ongoing discussion,” Mr. Fedotov told the CND meeting. He added that he hoped the discussions would lead to an affirmation of the importance of the international drug control conventions, as well as an acknowledgement that the conventions are humane, human-rights centred and flexible. The head of the UN agency stressed that there must also be a firm emphasis on health and support for alternative sustainable livelihoods. “It is also essential that we recognize the important role played by criminal justice systems in countering the world drug problem and the need for enhanced work against precursor chemicals,” he told the participants. In his message on the International Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a comprehensive response to the world drug problem, one that included legal action and robust law enforcement, as well as prevention and treatment approaches “rooted in science, public health and human rights.” “The goal of our work must be to reduce the number of people in prison, decrease the physical and mental health burden of drugs, and prevent HIV transmission,” he declared, adding: “Let us work together to help millions of people around the world escape the destructive impact of illicit drugs.” The UN chief called on governments, the media and civil society to do everything possible to raise awareness of the harm caused by illicit drugs. read more

Schoolboy entrepreneur grows 1500 Christmas trees to fund university fees

first_imgRyan sells trees grown in his father’s field in Dean, Somerset, for £20 eachCredit:Phil Yeomans/BNPS “My dad gave a sapling to my sister and I and said I could sell it or keep it. The next year, he gave me 10 saplings. It was my aspiration after the first 10 trees to turn this into something.”I get a lot of support from my family. My dad helps me cut down the trees because I’m too young to use a chainsaw and my sister and mother help by handing out flyers.”Ultimately the plan is to expand as much as possible and see where that takes me. Any profit I make will go towards paying my university fees.”Ryan, a pupil at Whitstone School in Shepton Mallet, is completely devoted to his Christmas tree business.He spends lots of time at the field throughout the year to make sure they are in perfect condition for the Christmas season.He said: “We are selling them every week but actually maintaining them is quite difficult. You need to remove all the grass grown around the trees because it gets in the way of the trunk and stops the trees getting nutrients. There’s quite a bit of maintenance involved.”From November to January we spend most of our weekends there cutting down trees and then replanting them.”From February to October we still come up a few times a month to remove the grass that has grown and make sure of the trees’ well being.”I love Christmas and this is so rewarding. It takes a long time before you see any progress, but when you do it’s worth it.” Ryan Brook, 16, was given his first sapling to plant by his dad aged just nine A schoolboy entrepreneur fed up with his mother searching for the perfect Christmas tree has grown 1,500 of his own and is selling them to fund his university fees.Ryan Brook, 16, spent hours traipsing around supermarkets and garden centres with his mother Gail when he was nine searching for the right tree.That year his father Andy gave him his first sapling to plant and his passion grew from there. In seven years one sapling has turned into about 1,500 and Ryan is now selling the trees for £20 each. This year he hopes to make several thousand pounds, beating last year’s figure when he made about £2,000 selling 100 trees to friends and family.The business is a year-round endeavour and Ryan devotes his weekends to planting and maintaining the trees in his father’s field in Dean, Somerset.And when the festive season arrives the rest of the family rally around with his father helping him cut down the trees because he is too young to use a chainsaw, while his mother and sister, Cianni, hand out flyers promoting Ryan’s Trees.Ryan said: “It all started when I was nine. I remember being dragged around by my mum to lots of different supermarkets searching for the right Christmas tree. It took hours and hours and I got bored of it.center_img Ryan Brook, 16, was given his first sapling to plant by his father aged just nineCredit: Phil Yeomans/BNPS Ryan sells trees for "£20 - in his dad's field in Dean, Somerset Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

University students face second wave of lecture cancellations as academics threaten new

The USS has suggested three options for a way forward, all of which involve an increase contribution from members of the scheme as well as their employers.Paul Bridge, UCU’s head of higher education, told universities that the union is “running out of patience” adding that there must be “no increases in contributions and no cuts to pension benefits”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. University students face a second wave of lecture cancellations as academics threaten a new round of strikes over a pensions row.The University and College Union (UCU), which represents academics, has written to 69 vice-Chancellors with an ultimatum saying that unless they comply with their demands they will ballot for strike action this autumn.The union has been locked in a battle with Universities UK (UUK) over proposed pension reforms to address a reported deficit and rising benefit costs.Last spring, lectures and classes were disrupted at more than 60 universities by 14 days of strikes across four weeks. The row centred on proposals that would change the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) from a “defined benefit” scheme, which gives workers a guaranteed income in their retirement, to a purely “defined contribution” scheme, in which pensions are subject to fluctuations in the stock market.   His letter went on: “If I do not have your affirmative response by 19 June 2019, UCU will consider a trade dispute to exist between your institution and your employees/our members regarding this matter.”  The union’s higher education committee will meet later this month to consider the response and next steps in the dispute.A UUK spokesman said that the “No detriment” solution which UCU is calling got – where employers and members refuse to pay additional contributions – will not be acceptable to the USS Trustee or the pensions regulator. “Any refusal to pay the contributions increases already scheduled would be unlawful, and undoubtedly would provoke a legal intervention. This is something employers are not willing to risk,” the spokesman said. “We continue to seek a solution to the current valuation that is acceptable to The Pensions Regulator, USS Trustee, scheme members and employers.” read more

Plus dun Français sur deux fait ses achats sur le net

first_imgPlus d’un Français sur deux fait ses achats sur le netSelon une étude Médiamétrie publiée hier pour la Fédération e-commerce, plus d’un Français sur deux ferait ses courses sur Internet. Le phénomène est en constante augmentation. Selon l’observatoire des usages Internet de Médiamétrie, le nombre de Français qui effectuent leur shopping en ligne a augmenté de 18% en un an.En 2009, on comptait 23 millions de “cyberacheteurs” en France. Aujourd’hui, quatre millions de consommateurs sont venus les rejoindre. Au total, ils représentent 73% des internautes français, a indiqué Médiamétrie dans un communiqué.Selon Reuters, au troisième trimestre 2010 les sites de “e-commerce” les plus visités sont La Redoute, eBay, PriceMinister, Amazon, Fnac, les Trois Suisses et Voyages-sncf.com. Le 19 novembre 2010 à 09:09 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Google veut proposer une offre tripleplay

first_imgGoogle veut proposer une offre triple-playLa firme californienne Google voudrait mettre au point une offre triple-play comprenant Internet très haut débit, télévision et téléphonie.Google travaille à la mise au point d’une offre triple-play. A cet effet, un service de télévision et de téléphonie viendraient compléter l’accès au très haut débit Internet, promis par Google.C’est dans la la ville de Kansas City aux Etats-Unis que Google a mis à l’essai son son offre d’accès à l’Internet très haut débit (1 Gb/s) via la fibre optique. Mais le géant de l’Internet n’entend pas en rester là et se “limiter” à ce seul accès au Web. Google aimerait pouvoir offrir à ses abonnés la télévision et la téléphonie. Selon le Wall Street Journal, Google négocierait avec de grands groupes médiatiques tels que Disney, Time Warner et Discovery Communications pour étendre son offre. Google essaierait donc à nouveau de produire un véritable contenu TV. La firme de Mountain View souhaiterait proposer des souscriptions à certains bouquets de chaines de télévision et ensuite mettre un pied dans le secteur de la publicité télévisée.Le 5 novembre 2011 à 10:39 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Reach out and touch 3D characters with RePro3D w video

first_img 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. Shown at CEDEC 2011, Japan’s conference for computer entertainment developers, a team member described their technique: “We use retro-reflective projection technology, using materials with special retro-reflective characteristics. This kind of material reflects light that enters back at the same angle it entered. Using this technology enables a display to show images at a different place from the light source.”A user’s tactile device worn on the fingers is designed to enhance the sensation of touching the objects on a 3-D screen. The team wrote about their project vision last year, in a paper which appeared in Proceedings: SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies. They said at the time that, in 3-D display research, they are not alone. “In recent years, many 3D display methods that enable parallax images to be seen with the naked eye have been developed. In addition, there has been an increase in research to design interfaces that enable humans to intuitively interact with and operate 3D objects using their hands.” The problem with these attempts is that creating a sensation of being able to touch a screen object is easy to imagine but is difficult to implement.Some impediments have been conventional screen shapes restricted to flat panels. It has been hard to match perfect positions and images that users were touching on the display, they wrote. “We propose a novel full-parallax 3-D display system that is suitable for interactive 3D applications.”When a user looks at the screen through a half mirror, he or she, without the use of glasses, can view a 3-D image that has motion parallax. We can choose the screen shape depending on the application. Image correction according to the screen shape is not required. Consequently, we can design a touch-sensitive soft screen, a complexly curved screen, or a screen with an automatically moving surface.”In the future, they plan to build a touchable 3-D display system that expands the size of the visible image, so that multiple people can be in the same space, and can share the same image. Explore further Japanese Researchers Develop Portable 3D Display System via Diginfo More information: © 2011 PhysOrg.com Citation: Reach out and touch 3D characters with RePro3D (w/ video) (2011, September 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-lonely-gamers-repro3d-characters-video.html (PhysOrg.com) — Lonely gamers who have felt the pain of being separated by a screen from their favorite personalities now have a way to reach out and touch their game characters, and that new way is RePro3D. A group of researchers from Keio University in Japan have come up with a 3-D screen that lets the user, glasses-free, see and “touch” characters on the screen. The word “touch” is in quotes because the technology is about a 3-D parallax display with infrared camera that recognizes the movements of the user’s hand and the character on the screen reacts to the movements instantly. last_img read more

Nonfixation of minimum wages closed gardens main poll issues in Bengal tea

first_imgKolkata: Non-fixation of minimum wages for workers and closed tea gardens are the main factors during the first two phases of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal to be held in the state’s tea belt. The tea belt is located in Darjeeling, Terai and Dooars region of North Bengal where 3 lakh odd permanent workers are employed in around 300 gardens. The Terai and Dooars regions consist of the districts of Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Darjeeling and Coochbehar districts of West Bengal and a part of Assam. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata Polling in Coochbehar and Alipurduar seats would be held on April 11 and while Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Raiganj constituencies would go to polls on April 18. Trade union leaders who owe allegiance to various political parties said they have been demanding implementation of minimum wages in tea gardens for long but the issue has not been resolved. Tea industry sources said the issue was deliberated at length in the minimum wage advisory committee formed by the state government, but it has not been finalised. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state Submissions to the advisory board on minimum wage had been made by both the employers and trade unions, and now the ball is in the court of the government, the sources said. Ziaul Alam, convenor of the joint forum of 29 trade unions in the tea belt spearheaded by the CITU, alleged that the Trinamool Congress government betrayed the sentiments of the tea workers by not giving them minimum wages. Sources said the largest tea growing state, Assam, had also not decided on the implementation of minimum wages. “Taking a cue from this, the government of West Bengal has adopted a wait and watch approach,” the sources said. Alam said, “The overall economic situation in the tea gardens was not healthy and the workers were unable to strike a balance between income and expenditure due to rising prices of essential items of daily use.” Presently, tea garden workers in West Bengal are given a cash benefit of Rs 176 per day besides other non-cash benefits like ration. Mani Kumar Dhamal of the INTUC and Sankar Das of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), the trade union wing of the RSS, also felt that non-fixation of the minimum wages for tea garden workers would be a deciding factor in this elections. The other major factor which could come at play at the polls is the issue of closed gardens. Dhamal claimed that both the BJP and the Trinamool Congress had promised to re-open closed tea gardens but that did not happen. Sources said there were 16-17 closed gardens affecting nearly 24,000 employees. Dhamal said, “In the absence of any policy, it is not known how the closed tea gardens will be reopened.” This, he said, had cast a fear in the minds of the workers of these gardens and they have started migrating to South India and other places. “There is no job security in the tea belt,” he said. Industry sources said, since the land on which the gardens are located was given on lease by the government and not freehold, it was difficult to implement land-based panchayat schemes like the Indira Awas Yojana. TMC’s Darjeeling candidate Amar Singh Rai said minimum wage is definitely an issue which needs to be resolved. “The tea garden workers are in distress and there is a need to fix the minimum wage,” he said adding that he would raise the issue in the appropriate forum, if elected. Das claimed that the mood is in favour of the BJP now as the party had done a good job in Darjeeling. In the last Lok Sabha polls, S S Ahluwalia of the BJP won from Darjeeling Parliamentary constituency with the backing of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, the major local force. However, this time the saffron party fielded Raju Singh Bista.last_img read more

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first_imgNews | January 19, 2015 Hold Your Breath to Protect Your Heart A simple technique may be most effective in preventing heart disease after radiation therapy for breast cancer News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Related Contentcenter_img News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. January 19, 2015 — Women who have breast cancer on their left side present a particular challenge to radiation oncologists. Studies have shown that the risk of heart disease is higher in this group of women after radiation treatment because it can be difficult to ensure that a sufficient dose of radiation is delivered to the left breast while adequately shielding the heart from exposure. New research shows a woman who holds her breath during radiation pulses can greatly reduce radiation exposure to the heart.“Radiation therapy is commonly prescribed to patients with breast cancer following surgery as a component of first-line therapy,” said first author Harriet Eldredge-Hindy, M.D., a chief resident and researcher in the department of radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson University. “We wanted to determine how effective breath-hold could be in shielding the heart from extraneous radiation exposure during treatment of the left breast.”Recent studies have shown women with cancer in the left breast are at higher risk of heart disease, and that the risk increases proportionately with the dose of radiation the heart is exposed to during treatment. A number of techniques have been developed to reduce exposure to the heart including prone positioning, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and accelerated partial breast irradiation. The breath-hold technique allows doctors to monitor a patient’s breath for the position that shifts the heart out of the range of the radiation beam.In the largest prospective study to date, following women for eight years post-treatment, 81 women were asked to hold their breath during radiation treatment for breast cancer– a process that was repeated until therapeutic dose was reached. The researchers found that patients capable of holding their breath over the course of treatment had a 90-percent disease-free survival, and a 96-percent overall survival, with a median reduction in radiation dose to the heart of 62 percent. The findings were published online in the journal Practical Radiation Oncology.“Given that this technique helps to shield the heart during radiation treatment for breast cancer,” said Rani Anne, M.D., associate professor of radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson University and senior author on the study, “we routinely offer breast cancer treatment with the breath-hold technique at Jefferson.”Additional work presented at the 2014 American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Francisco carried the work further in order to determine whether protection from the additional radiation dose in fact translated to a reduction in ischemic heart disease. Anne, together with Eldredge-Hindy, showed that this same cohort of patients will likely have a reduced risk of ischemic heart disease after 10 years. The study showed that patients who held their breath during radiation therapy had only a 1.4-percent rate of ischemic heart disease after eight years of follow up and an estimated rate of 3.6 percent after 10 years.For more information: www.jefferson.edu FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read morelast_img read more

Bonus commission for any Royal Collection Suite booked at Honua Kai

first_img Posted by Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Set between the Pacific Ocean and the West Maui Mountains on Kaanapali North Beach, Honua Kai Resort & Spa is a Hawaiian vacation ideal for families, couples and business travellers.Travel agents can earn a booking bonus commission of US$200 when booking any Royal Collection Suite. The resort consists of 628 studio-, one-, two- and three-suites all varying in size, three acres of aquatic playground, full-service concierge desk, two restaurants and a spa.All suites also come equipped with gourmet kitchens, stainless-steel appliances, washer and dryer. Highlights of the amenities include a 24-hour front desk, barbeque grills, WiFi, car rentals and valet parking, 24-hr fitness facilities and a bathroom off each bedroom.Guests have two on-site restaurants to choose from: Duke’s Beach House with authentic Hawaiian cuisine featuring locally grown ingredients, seafood and steak; and ‘Aina Gourmet Market, a café with a full coffee bar, pastries, salads, sandwiches and snacks. Guests can also venture out of the resort to the numerous local restaurants, get take-out or visit the grocery store to make home-cooked meals in their suite.Other features include the Ho’ola Spa offering a Himalayan salt room, warm stone rituals, massages and facials. The Aquatic Playground highlights waterfalls, a water slide, caves, hot tub and four lounge pools, including a lazy river, lap pool, kids pool and quiet pool. The Beach Activities Desk offers towels, pool toys and beach gear.For more go to honuakai.com. Sharecenter_img Tags: Hawaii Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Bonus commission for any Royal Collection Suite booked at Honua Kailast_img read more

Rebels seize sprawling army base in southern Syria

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies How do cataracts affect your vision? BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels seized a sprawling military base in a lightning assault Tuesday, marking the latest in a series of defeats for President Bashar Assad’s increasingly embattled forces, rebels and activists said.Assad’s forces have suffered a stunning string of setbacks over the past three months at the hands of insurgents, members of al-Qaida’s local affiliate and the Islamic State extremist group. The government lost the northern city of Idlib, the central historic town of Palmyra and a southern border crossing point with Jordan. Al-Rayyes said more than 67 soldiers were killed in the battle for Brigade 52, including seven officers. Eleven rebel fighters were also killed. The numbers could not be independently confirmed.The Free Syrian Army’s Southern Front is an alliance of rebel groups backed by the U.S. and its allies, including Syria’s southern neighbor Jordan, which offers the group logistical support. Earlier this year, the rebels captured a string of towns from government forces. They aim to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of Assad’s seat of power in Damascus.The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights meanwhile said it has documented the deaths of 230,000 people since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011.The Observatory, which relies on a network of activists inside Syria, said the dead include 69,494 civilians, among them 11,493 children. The conflict has also claimed the lives of 49,106 troops, 32,533 pro-government fighters and 38,592 rebels, it said. The others killed include army defectors, Islamic State militants, foreign fighters and members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group, which is fighting alongside government forces.Observatory director Rami Abdurrahman said the real death toll could be above 300,000, since there are tens of thousands of people who are missing or were buried without being counted. Comments   Share   The Western-backed rebel alliance known as the Southern Front led the dawn assault on the army base in the southern Daraa province, known as Brigade 52, said Ahmad al-Masalmeh, an opposition activist in Daraa. It is the biggest Syrian military base in the province and lies near a major highway running from Jordan to the capital Damascus. He said the rebels also captured the nearby village of Mleiha al-Sharqiyeh.After a fierce six-hour battle, the rebels were in control of the air base, said Issam al-Rayyes, a spokesman for the Southern Front alliance.“Brigade 52 is fully liberated after intense battles that saw regime soldiers rapidly collapse,” he told The Associated Press by telephone. He said the base, which borders the government-controlled Sweida province, was used by the army to shell civilian areas with deadly barrel bombs and artillery. It houses an air base, an infantry unit and an artillery and T-72 tank battalion.He said the capture of the base triggered celebrations in nearby villages.The Syrian government did not comment directly on the battle for Brigade 52. But state-run news agency SANA said army units struck “terrorist” groups in Daraa province. It said fighters trained in camps in neighboring Jordan, as well as weapons and ammunition bound for “terrorist organizations,” were flowing across the border into Daraa. The Syrian government refers to rebels fighting to topple Assad as terrorists. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The difference between men and women when it comes to paincenter_img The U.N. said last year that the war has killed at least 220,000 people. That figure has not been updated.Syria’s conflict began with largely peaceful Arab Spring-inspired demonstrations demanding political reform, but eventually escalated into a civil war after the government responded with a violent crackdown on dissent. Today the country is split among Assad’s forces, the Islamic State group and rebel factions, many with Islamist ideologies.___Associated Press writer Bassem Mroue contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Four benefits of having a wireless security system Top Stories Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitylast_img read more

Centara unveils Majestic Hotel

first_imgSource = Centara Hotels & Resorts Centara West Bay Residences & Suites DohaCentara unveils Majestic HotelCentara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hospitality group, has made its debut in Qatar with the launch of a spectacular new seaview hotel in Doha, the country’s rapidly expanding capital city.Welcoming its first guests in December, Centara West Bay Residences & Suites Doha is located in the West Bay district which is home to many of downtown Doha’s most dramatic skyscrapers. Overlooking the glittering Arabian Gulf, the hotel is adjacent to the lively Doha Corniche and 25 minutes from Hamad International Airport.Guests at Centara West Bay Residences & Suites Doha can choose from a range of 265 stylish and spacious rooms including studios, suites, one- to three-bedroom apartments and spectacular penthouses.Residences range in size from a roomy 45 square metres to an opulent 365 square metres and feature comfortable bedrooms, living and dining areas, well-equipped kitchens, washing machines and tumble dryers. This makes the hotel ideal for families and travellers on extended stays in Doha. All rooms also offer complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and Smart TVs, while the floor-to-ceiling windows showcase stunning panoramic views of West Bay and the Gulf.Perched on the 42nd and top floor of the hotel, the ultra-luxurious Orchid Sea View Penthouse is a luxurious retreat for up to nine adults and two children. Complete with marble floors and high ceilings, this expansive apartment features four bedrooms, several bathrooms including one with a Jacuzzi, and a majestic living and dining area with breathtaking vistas.Centara West Bay Residences & Suites Doha also offers guests and foodies an appealing new culinary destination with a collection of contemporary dining outlets and progressive menus developed by skilled international restaurant consultant, Alfred Prasad, who previously oversaw the 4 restaurants in the Tamarind Collection, including the Michelin-starred Tamarind Restaurant in Mayfair, London.Chef Prasad is the expert behind Dalchini restaurant which serves progressive Indian cuisine. Guests can also enjoy food delights at Caprice, a casual, café-inspired international restaurant, the elegant Lobby Lounge and a refreshing Pool Bar. Whilst all restaurants are set to take the Doha dining scene by storm, guests will have to wait a little longer to try the Indian delights of Dalchini which will have its grand opening in January. Exquisite in-room dining is also available and all residences have their own cooking and dining facilities.Guests have plenty of opportunities for rest and rejuvenation at the hotel, with steam rooms or saunas, an indoor pool with views of the Gulf, and a spacious fitness centre with a Yoga and aerobics studio. There is also kids’ club and children’s pool for younger guests, plus a gift shop, a prayer room and two flexible meeting rooms.“Doha is one of the most exciting emerging destinations in the world today, and we are delighted to enter this important market with such an impressive new hotel. Centara West Bay Residences & Suites Doha delivers a full range of upscale facilities for all types of guest, from leisure visitors on short stays in Qatar to large family groups and long-stay business travellers. We look forward to welcoming guests as the city prepares to host a series of major global events,” commented Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer, Centara Hotels and Resorts.A key cultural and economic hub for the entire Middle East region, Doha is home to a wealth of cultural attractions including the historic Souq Waqif market, Museum of Islamic Art and State Grand Mosque, plus major shopping malls and soft sandy beaches. It is also becoming a global sporting destination, hosting the annual season-opening Qatar Open tennis tournament, 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships, and of course, the 2022 FIFA World Cup.The opening of Centara West Bay Residences & Suites Doha forms part of Centara’s strategic five-year development plan, which aims to double the company’s global portfolio of properties by 2022.Reservation can be made at https://www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centara/cwq/last_img read more

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first_imgDear Skyscanner,I really want to get away for some skiing this winter, but can’t commit to a whole week. What are the best options for weekend ski and city breaks?Jamie, London RelatedHow to save money and have a cheap ski holidaySkiing is expensive; the flights, accommodation, lift passes, lessons. Costs can quickly mount up – and that’s before we even get onto the après-ski! Stop them getting out of hand with our top tips for saving on this season’s ski holiday.Family friendly skiing: winter sports for kidsSkyscanner brings you a guide to some of the most child-friendly ski resorts in the world.10 of best cheap ski resorts in the worldLooking for the cheapest places to ski in Europe? Amidst the £10 beers in Zermatt and the fine dining in France, you can still ski the same slopes for a fraction of the price – in the French Alps, Italy, the US, and a few hidden ski fields in Europe!… SarajevoFinally, for something completely different, how about Sarajevo? The capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina makes a fascinating city break, and just 30 minutes away are two separate ski areas that hosted the Winter Olympics in 1984.Bjelašnica ski area has 803m of runs and three lifts – so plenty for one day of skiing. The slopes are fairly steep, so it’s better for intermediate and advanced skiers, who can try their luck on the piste that was used for the men’s downhill championship in 1984. It offers some of the cheapest skiing in Europe, with a day pass priced at €13.Jahorina is the larger of the two offering terrain which resembles a natural fun park with a mix of tree runs, open faces, and groomed piste. There are numerous slope-side cafes and rustic bars which give Jahorina a lively and friendly feel.The city still bears scars of the horrific Bosnian War in the 1990s, but much has changed since the war ended in 1995, with new and vibrant nightlife, a delicious dining scene and contemporary hotels opening up.If you’d like to learn about the siege of Sarajevo, the longest siege of a capital city in recent history, a curious place to visit is the Tunnel Museum near the airport. The tunnel was dug in 1993 by the Bosnian government to smuggle in supplies and ensure the survival of the city’s residents. The museum is no more than a converted suburban home, but makes a quirky pit stop and if you’ve brave enough, you can go down the short section of the tunnel that remains.Going further back in history, you can learn more about the city’s Muslim heritage in the Ottoman quarters of the old town, called Bascarsija. You’ll find minarets, domes, narrow alleys and the Gazi Huzrev-Beg’s mosque, and The Museum of Sarajevo.It’s an impressive building that covers history up to the First World War, including the incident that sparked the outbreak of the war – the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in 1914.Be sure to try a kebab in Zeljo 1 if you’re a meat eater. It’s one of the city’s most famous kebab houses and serves tasty spicy sausages with cream cheese, chopped onions and flatbread.One of the newer hotels in Sarajevo is the Hotel Central, which offers rooms from €100 per night. It has a good day spa and a fun, modern interior. Hotel Hecco offers excellent value accommodation from €30 pppn.Answer by Ginny Light – TimesOnline travel editorGot a travel question? Email sam@skyscanner.net and we’ll get our panel of travel experts to answer your question.Sarajevo picture © SnowSphere.comReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Mapcenter_img Dear Jamie,If you don’t want to commit the time and expense to a full week of skiing, then a city break with an option for a day on the slopes is a great idea. And there are plenty of European destinations that offer this.It’s also the perfect compromise if you’re part of a couple that includes one ardent skier and one culture vulture.SalzburgThis Austrian city is famed for its pretty Baroque architecture and musical history. The Old Town is UNESCO-listed and offers a labyrinth of cobbled streets with castles, cafes and shops to explore.You’ll miss the Mozart festival, which comes later in the year, but the composer’s birthplace isn’t lacking in performances – just make sure you book ahead. Plus, there are a couple of museums dedicated to the composer, including one located at his birthplace, which displays some of the instruments he played as a child.As for other classic Salzburg experiences, make sure you take time out for coffee and cake in one of the traditional Austrian cafes. You can work it off with a tramp around the impressive Salzburger Dom Cathedral, then onto the city’s most famous landmark, Salzburg Castle, or Festung Hohensalzburg.There are ski resorts within six miles of Salzburg, but the best skiing is a little further away in Zell am See. It’s 60 miles away, which means it’s perfectly doable for a day trip, and there are regular trains from Salzburg to the resort if you’d rather not drive.When you get there you can choose to ski in Zell am See or the neighbouring resort, Kaprun, collectively known as the Europa Sport Region. Zell am See, or Zell as it’s known to the locals, is the larger of the two and sits on the beautiful Ziller lake, which is often frozen in winter and used for ice skating.As for the skiing, Zell has a mix of runs from easy to difficult, while Kaprun’s Kitzsteinhorn Glacier (3,200m), offers off-piste skiing for the adventurous.If you’re skiing in the morning in Zell, start on the Sonnenalm side, which is better earlier on, and the snow condition tends to deteriorate throughout the day.As for where to stay in Salzburg, there are plenty of options, but if you want to sample old fashioned Austrian hospitality, go for one of the big historic hotels, like the Hotel Sacher Salzburg, which has great views of the Hohensalzburg fortress and has hosted various luminaries and aristocrats since it opened in 1866. There’s a sauna and steam room – perfect after a day on the piste, plus a smart restaurant and cafe. Rooms start from around €330 a night.GenevaOne of the best served ski airports in Europe is Geneva, so there’s plenty of choice of flights, plus it’s a fun city in its own right. It’s a wonderful walking city, and if the weather allows, you should take a stroll along the lakeside and the Rhône River.The free weekly Genève Agenda will tell you what’s going on during your stay, from temporary exhibitions to live performances. That said, you could easily pass a day wandering around the old town, with its museums and the Cathédrale St-Pierre, an impressive Gothic structure with an intricate interior. Be sure to call in at the free Maison Tavel Museum, a fascinating jumble of art, furniture, and a large model of Geneva.One of the loveliest traditional hotels in Geneva is the Hotel Bristol, which costs from around £200 a night. It has an atmospheric piano bar and restaurant, plus a gym, steam room and sauna.If you’re in the city on a Saturday and love markets, head to Plaine de Plainpalais where there’s a flea market each week. You’ll be able to pick up CDs, vinyl, books, clothes and jewellery.If you can tear yourself away for a day, there’s some great skiing in Avoriaz and Morzine, just over an hour away by car. Morzine, the lower of the two, is a bustling town with good shopping and a sport centre with tennis and swimming – perfect if you’re with a non-skier.There’s plenty of skiing for all abilities, including some easy tree runs and more challenging runs such as the Swiss Wall, a steep 1km drop that was used for the World Cup in the 1980s. There are also a few fun parks to keep freestylers occupied with half-pipes and rails. For apres-ski call in at Bar Robinson, a legendary Morzine hotspot where the local Mützig lager flows liberally.As for where to stay in Geneva, check out the Hotel Eastwest Geneva. It’s a smart, compact and modern hotel and a very reasonable £112 a night, with easy access to the train station.last_img read more

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