Sanaa Bread Plate: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

first_imgShare This!When this item first became available, I knew that I wanted to have one. I’m a huge fan of the breads and sauces that you can get at Sanaa. I mean, doesn’t this just make your mouth water?So when I heard that you could get a Sanaa bread plate from Johari Treasures, the gift shop at Animal Kingdom Lodge–Kidani Village, I may have dropped a variety of not-so-subtle hints to my husband that I’d love for him to pick it up. The bread plate isn’t exactly what is used at Sanaa, but a more practical version, complete with hammered metal cups for the dips and grooves on the side to help carry the plate. The price is $79 for the complete set.On one side of the plate, you can put out the full set of nine cups, but bread would need to be put on another plate.On the other side of the plate, you can put three cups for dip and still have room for bread.But the real reason I absolutely knew I wanted this–it comes with the recipe cards on Sanaa so you can make your own naan and dips at home!Is this a gift that you’d want to pick up on your next visit to Kidani Village? What’s your favorite of the dips to have with the bread service?last_img read more

Facebook to Users: Our Ads Are Never Gonna Give You Up

first_imgAt the end of last year, Facebook ramped up its advertising strategy. Every user has access to their own personalized Facebook adboard, which shows recently viewed ads, and the current selection of sponsored stories. In the fight for the social Web, some say Google’s latest addition of “Search, plus Your World” threatens Facebook. But if Facebook can steal eyeballs and clicks that would have normally gone to websites, will it win the battle of the social Web? Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification alicia eler A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Tags:#advertising#Facebook#web If Facebook had it their way, users would come to the site and stay. Ads would send users to other areas of the social network. No one would ever leave. So it comes as no surprise that Facebook’s latest ad strategy focuses on subtle ways to keep users in the network. In the second quarter of 2011, Facebook’s advertising department offered an interesting incentive to advertisers: If your ad kept people on Facebook, it would cost you 29% less than an ad that sent users out to another website. For the fourth quarter of 2011, Facebook offered the same deal and pushed the number up to 45% off. Given that Facebook does as much as possible to keep you on the site, will it eventually become your one true social network?According to a the TBG report, some brands are responding to the lowered ad costs by building a presence within Facebook. Boston-based CraveLabs, whose tagline is “rethinking local advertising,” focuses on getting customers to a business’ Facebook page. “Why make your customers that find you on Facebook have to search for your website to find out what your best dishes are?” says CraveLabs, next to an example of why users should visit a restaurant’s Facebook page instead of the actual website. A targeted ad that drives users to the restaurant’s Facebook page would cost nearly 50% less than an ad that sent users out to the restaurant’s website. At the same time, Facebook ads that send users out to a website are getting more expensive. The report notes the average cost per click (CPC) has increased 10% versus other countries that only saw a 1% increase. The cost per thousand impressions (CPM) rates have increased by 8%, on average. The most clicked-through categories for Facebook ads are food & drink and beauty & fitness are the top categories for most-clicked through, trailed only by retail, home & garden and not for profit.last_img read more

Q&A: Italy’s new research boss wants to reward fresh talent

first_img ROME—On Saturday, Massimo Inguscio will take over from engineer Luigi Nicolais as president of Italy’s largest research organization, the National Research Council (CNR). Inguscio, a well-known optical physicist at the University of Florence, has experience leading smaller research bodies, most recently Italy’s National Institute of Metrological Research, but heading the multidisciplinary CNR will be a step up. He will have an annual budget of about €1 billion and more than 8000 employees in his charge, many of whom are unhappy at being continually handed short-term contracts.“Inguscio is an excellent scientist and also a very good manager,” says Giovanni Bignami, a former president of Italy’s National Institute for Astrophysics here. “But he will have his hands full dealing with personnel. He will have to talk to the unions while also making himself heard in the ministry.”ScienceInsider talked to Inguscio on Tuesday, a day after research minister Stefania Giannini had tapped him for the new job. Questions and answers have been edited for clarity and brevity.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) Massimo Inguscio says research managers should be free to hire the best people. Q: Italy spends only about 1.25% of its gross domestic product on research. Does CNR struggle for funding?A: Almost all of the CNR’s budget is used to pay salaries and basic expenses such as electricity, which means there are virtually zero funds for research. Twenty years ago there was money to upgrade existing facilities or to buy new equipment, be it a new magnet or modern tools for nanotechnology. But now we can’t do that.Q: The government’s 2016 budget contains €100 million for about 850 new university researchers. Is that a good sign?A: It is a welcome, if small, reversal compared to the general trend of decreasing finances. But these resources must be used wisely. In Italy there is no multiyear strategy. Hirings can be blocked for many years and then unfrozen suddenly. That leads to people being recruited just because they are on a temporary contract, and not necessarily because they are the best person for the job. In fact, current employment law stipulates that new jobs must be filled by people who have previously won a place on a public waiting list, even if they did so 10 years ago. That has nothing to do with research.Q: What do you intend to do about that?A: Research managers must be free to choose people on the basis of merit. The presidents of research institutions are asking the government to start up a process of tenure track, as happens in other countries. New recruits would go through a trial period, and if they prove themselves good enough [they] would then gain a permanent position. We need to have a serious hiring policy that doesn’t rely on personal contacts.Q: Many Italian scientists work abroad. Is that a serious problem?A: I am not worried about the brain drain, it is normal that people go overseas to work. The problem is that researchers don’t come to Italy. The movement is only in one direction.Q: Can the flow be reversed?A: Three years ago I became director of the CNR’s physical sciences department. While there, new efforts were made to attract foreign winners of Consolidator Grants awarded by the European Research Council, but of about 10 people that we hoped to recruit only one came. Someone comes not only because there is a place and a wage but also because they can hire postdocs and get projects up and running. I hope that the government can restart Italian research on the basis of excellence and meritocracy.Q: There have been protests against the second round of a nationwide research assessment program known as the VQR. Some scientists say the procedures penalize those, for example, who favor teaching over research. How do you view this issue? A: I think the VQR is of fundamental importance. It allows us to allocate funds to places that merit them and therefore to hire good people. It is a new methodology and there are bound to be errors, but some people are trying to sabotage the system by withholding their research papers from the evaluation. That doesn’t seem a very intelligent thing to do because they will be deemed to be inactive and so reduce funding for their institutes. If the system has problems, we have to try and fix it.center_img Vittorio Tulli last_img read more

Higuain credits Juventus defence

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Gonzalo Higuain scored twice as Juventus came back to beat Atalanta 3-1, but credited the defence for “a heck of a performance.” Musa Barrow had missed a penalty before Robin Gosens nodded in the opening, but a late flurry saw Higuain bag a brace and Paulo Dybala seal it in stoppages. “We knew this was going to be an extremely complicated match, as Atalanta are so strong at home and they had taken the lead, along with missing a penalty,” Pipita told Sky Sport Italia. “It was a performance of great maturity and three important points in the Scudetto race. Paulo and I are very happy with our goals, but the whole team did well and it was a heck of a performance from the defence. “Now we have a couple of days to rest and prepare for the Champions League.”last_img read more

Scott Prince’s ‘Best of Bundaberg’

first_imgClick here for more info on Bundaberg Cup, or to register: Bundaberg Cup 2019.Click here for accommodation and local attractions: www.bundabergregion.org/the-bundaberg-cup-2019 The turtles are epic! But there’s much more to Bundaberg North Burnett than magical marine life.From the stunning beaches to cruising down the Burnett River. The Australian Sugar Cane Railway, the Amandine Lavender farm and bushwalking (check out Burrum Coast National Park and the Aboriginal free-hand rock art in the Cania Gorge National Park). Like fishing? Think everything from tuna to barra and mud crab.Then there are Bundaberg Cup participant Scott Prince’s must-do activities: the Lady Musgrave Experience, a luxury day-tour cruise to Lady Musgrave Island) and Riverfeast, the Friday night food markets.Speaking of FOOD – that’s the best bit about Bundaberg. Princey fills us in on his five top eating and drinking picks…Best coffee: Alowishus Delicious  Fuel your footy with their caffeine plus Alowishus Fritters: zucchini and sweet corn fritters with guacamole, salsa, sour cream, rocket and a poached egg.Favourite brekkie spot: Indulge CafeSeasonal food that’s sourced from local growers and suppliers.Best seafood: Grunske’s by the RiverFrom local fishermen, straight to your plate.Top spot for drinks: The BrewhouseFor the grown-ups, The Brewhouse is where all Bargara Brewing Company’s beers are made using 100% rainwater.Sweet treats: Nana’s PantryIf you’re on a health kick, grab some snacks from their bulk foods range to take to the fields. If you’re not, grab some gelato!last_img read more

a month agoTeden Mengi pens Man Utd deal

first_imgTeden Mengi pens Man Utd dealby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTeden Mengi has signed pro terms with Manchester United.The teen confirmed this morning his new deal.Happy to sign my first professional contact with @ManUtd the hard work continues! #mufcpic.twitter.com/FICD0gIQrj— Teden Mengi (@TedenMengi_) September 21, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Changes to be Made to Commission of Enquiry Act to Expedite Proceedings

first_img The decision to amend the Act was as a result of the difficulties experienced in the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Story Highlights Among the proposed amendments are: an increase in monetary penalties of a fine not exceeding $3 million The Government of Jamaica is to amend the Commission of Enquiry Act to modernise and discourage acts that undermine the effectiveness of the Commission or which are disruptive of the Commission’s proceedings.The Commission of Enquiry (Amendment) Act was tabled in the Senate on Friday, September 13, by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. AJ Nicholson, on behalf of Minister of Justice, Senator, the Hon. Mark Golding.Among the proposed amendments are: an increase in monetary penalties of a fine not exceeding $3 million on summary conviction from a Resident Magistrate, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years, or both fine.Offences that will now attract increased penalties include: failure to appear before the Commission; and failure to produce without reasonable excuse, any book, plan or document that the person is required to produce by a summons under the Act.The Bill also proposes that anyone who commits an offence of fraudulent misrepresentation or deceit, and make or exhibit any false statement, will be fined $3 million or sentenced to up to three years in prison, or both.A fine of $3 million or a prison term of up to three years is also applicable to persons who inflict any violence on anyone who appears before a Commission; cause someone to lose their job; or willfully prevent someone from appearing before a Commission.The decision to amend the Act was as a result of the difficulties experienced by the Commissioners in the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry in 2001 to obtain evidence. Subsequently recommendations were made in the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry report in 2002 to address those difficulties.The Commission of Enquiry Act empowers the Governor General to issue a Commission appointing one or more Commissioners and authorizing the Commissioners to enquire into the conduct of any public or local officers, or into any matter, in which an enquiry would, in the opinion of the Governor General, be for the public welfare. Penalties are applicable to persons who inflict any violence on anyone who appears before a Commissionlast_img read more

NHF Drug List Being Revamped

first_img Additionally, the Minister said the NHF has been instructed to expand its pharmacy outlets to further boost client service delivery. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the National Health Fund’s (NHF) Vital, Essential and Necessary (VEN) drug list is being revamped as part of cost saving measures. The Minister noted that the NHF currently has over 1,000 categories of drugs on its VEN list, equating to approximately 60 that treat each ailment for which clients source medication. Health Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the National Health Fund’s (NHF) Vital, Essential and Necessary (VEN) drug list is being revamped as part of cost saving measures.He said the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) will assist the agency, which falls under his portfolio, to develop a benchmark that guides the purchasing of the requisite quantity of medications to treat ailments.The Minister noted that the NHF currently has over 1,000 categories of drugs on its VEN list, equating to approximately 60 that treat each ailment for which clients source medication.Dr. Tufton said that with the benchmark, this number is expected to be reduced to between six and eight categories per ailment, pointing out that “we could save as much as 25 per cent on the cost of drugs.”Additionally, the Minister said the NHF has been instructed to expand its pharmacy outlets to further boost client service delivery.He was speaking at the NHF’s inaugural open day at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Friday, July 28.Meanwhile, Dr. Tufton announced that a national health insurance policy is to be introduced next year.He indicated that the NHF will play a pivotal role in the policy’s development, adding that details are expected to be unveiled by the 2018/19 fiscal year.The NHF’s open day was used to acknowledge top performing employees and showcase the agency’s achievements. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Korea Line Cancels Bid to Buy Hanjins Stake in US Terminal

first_imgzoom South Korean shipping company Korea Line Corp., part of SM Group, has decided to withdraw from the race for Hanjin Shipping’s stake in US Port of Long Beach container terminal, the firm revealed in its stock exchange filing.The company withdrew its bid after local media reported it may propose a joint acquisition of the stake in Hanjin’s terminal to Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM).Hanjin’s 54% stake in terminal operator Total Terminals International (TTI), which operates two facilities in Long Beach and Seattle, is estimated to be worth around KRW 400 billion (USD 342.5 million).The remaining 46% stake is held by Swiss-based shipping company Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).Last month, Korea Line inked a KRW 37 billion (USD 31.4 million) agreement to purchase the Asia-US route network from Hanjin. Scheduled to be finalized on January 5, 2017, the deal includes Hanjin’s business network and client information related to the route and subsidiaries and logistics management systems in seven countries.California’s container terminal also attracted the attention of further two shipping giants as MSC and HMM jointly placed a bid for Hanjin’s stake in the terminal in early December.Following Hanjin’s court receivership filing in late August 2016, the company started selling assets to decrease its debt.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

The crisis is now budgets trickle of infrastructure money slower than hoped

first_imgOTTAWA – The Liberals will delay billions in planned infrastructure funds until after Canadians go to the polls next year, this week’s budget shows, underlining slower-than-expected spending at a time when the government was under pressure to spend faster.The sluggish pace of federal infrastructure spending has been a persistent burr under the saddle of a government that rode to power on a promise to ramp up spending for roads, bridges, community centres, transit and water systems to stimulate the economy.Tuesday’s budget showed that more than $3.8 billion from Phase 1 of the plan — which was supposed to be spent by the end of the month — won’t be out the door until at least 2021. A further $3 billion from the upcoming phase of spending won’t be spent until at least 2025, with the majority of that taking place in 2028.And that might not be the end of it, since the budget warns of further adjustments.The Liberals said the new numbers reflect when they expect to receive expense claims from cities and provinces. The process often creates a lag between when work takes place and when federal money is spent, and that lag time can be extended by labour strife, bad weather or other issues beyond Ottawa’s control.A spokesman for Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi said the budget reflects that reality.“It is not a reflection of project activity, which is well underway on the majority of the more than 4,000 projects Minister Sohi has approved, and which the Bank of Canada has noted are contributing to the country’s economic growth,” Brook Simpson said.Conservative infrastructure critic Michael Chong said the shift in spending means continued traffic congestion in urban centres, bridges in rural Canada that won’t be repaired, and delays in renovating and building affordable housing units. He urged the Liberals to ease conditions for federal funding to help projects along.“There is no dearth of projects out there that need funding,” Chong said. “The government needs to get a better grasp of its infrastructure programs and make them more flexible to the needs of provinces and municipalities.”NDP infrastructure critic Brigitte Sansoucy said the first phase of spending has gone from “an urgent, two-year plan … into a disappointing four-year plan.”Big city mayors last month pressed the Liberals to speed up the pace of affordable housing money to help with the backlog of repairs on units, but didn’t see that happen. Brock Carlton, CEO of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, said the budget dropped the ball on the housing file.“There is a missed opportunity here to kick-start the social housing repair dollars so they’re later on in the cycle, and we needed them up early now,” Carleton said.“The problem is now. The crisis is now.”The budget did add $1.25 billion to a loan program to help finance construction of affordable rental units, adding to the $2.5 billion unveiled in budget 2016. The Liberals predict the new money will go further than the original injection: potentially 14,000 units over three years, versus the 10,000 units over five years predicted in budget 2016.The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation opened the first $625 million in loans under the program to bids last year. The head of the agency has said it was over-subscribed by a factor of five, but no funding announcements have yet been made public.The budget figures land a few weeks before the Liberals hope to sign funding agreements with provinces for $33 billion in upcoming infrastructure spending.Provinces want the Liberals to let them use the money for projects already on the books rather than do more as the federal government wishes, arguing they lack the fiscal capacity to match new federal spending.There are signs the Liberals may bend a bit in negotiations: Last month, Sohi said the federal government would cover a larger share of cost for Indigenous and small community projects, which could begin to create some fiscal wiggle room for provinces.The Liberals are aiming to sign the agreements by the end of the month — the same deadline provinces have to allocate unspent cash from a fund set up by the previous Conservative government. The budget shows that just over $1 billion from Conservative funds won’t be spent until after next year’s election, with a further $2.4 billion scheduled beyond 2023.— Follow @jpress on Twitter.last_img read more