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Luxury spa to open on Saturday

first_imgGuyana will get its first luxury spa and salon on Saturday when the Vivaanta Ayurvedic luxury spa and hair salon officially opens.Vivaanta, located on Church Street, Georgetown, promises a luxurious experience to all of its customers, combining health, beauty, and hair in one for the ultimate experience.Following a successful mixture of ancient heritage with the latest techniques and unique innovations breaking barriers in the spa industry, Vivaanta has created a perfect fusion between old and modern therapies.The introduction of India’s Ayurvedic tradition is based on a 5000-year-old healing system of therapies designed to revitalise, balance, and restore mind, body, and muscles to a stronger state.Vivaanta Ayurvedic luxury spa and hair salonClients with various skin conditions such as: severe acne breakouts, blemishes, clogged pores, whiteheads and blackheads, excessive skin oiliness or dryness, advanced aging processes, increased skin sensitivities and intense allergic reactions to sun and air pollutants can achieve deep healing in a relaxing setting.The synergy of techniques, products, and equipment used is designed for a lifetime of skin improvement and maintenance.From feelings of anxiety to feelings of sluggishness, Vivaanta will offer free consultations to assist you on your quest towards a healthier, happier life.Meanwhile, the hair salon provides a personal experience taking into consideration your style preferences, hair type, and facial structure so you can choose the perfect hair design and treatments.last_img read more

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Child Development Centre fundraiser this week

first_imgThe Child Development Centre is getting ready for two major fundraisers this week.The first event will be held on Thursday with the help of Arctech Welding and Machining and Moose FM.  The 5th annual A Day for the Kids is a 12 hour fundraiser for the CDC.  All day on Thursday March 5th you’re encouraged to call in and donate to the Child Development Centre.  Last year over $40,000 was raised just through this fundraiser.  We encourage you to collect donations from your co-workers and donate as an office to the CDC.  To donate you can call today at 250-787-7100 or Click Here and donate online.This year all the funds raised will go towards Project Build a Fort.  Project Build a Fort will see the CDC more than double in size as they work to help as many children and families here in the North Peace as possible.  This year with the Arctech Welding and Machining A Day for the Kids and the 35th Annual Talent Show they hope to raise over $200,000.  They can’t do it without your help.- Advertisement -Several companies in Fort St. John are already fundraising for CDC and the A Day for the Kids Fundraiser.  Here is a list of the places helping to raise funds.March 4th – Shop at the ABC Thrift shop and all the proceeds from the days sales will go to the CDC.  The ABC Thrift Shop is located on 100th ave near Casey’s Pub.  The store will be open that day from 10am to 5pm.March 6th – Boston Pizza will donate $1 from every pizza sold that dayAdvertisement March 6th – Booster Juice will donate $1 from every 24oz Smoothie sold that dayMarch 2-7 – Rudy’s car wash will donate all proceeds from one of the wash bays.Then on Friday March 6th it’s the 35th annual CDC Talent Show at the North Peace Cultural Centre.  The show will feature talent from all over the North Peace.  Each of the participants have been raising funds on their own for the CDC.  Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca will broadcast the talent show live beginning at 6pm.  Make sure you come down to the NPCC and watch the show.  It’s free to attend but the CDC is asking for a donation to the Food Bank or to the CDC.For more on the Child Development Centre visit www.cdcfsj.caAdvertisementlast_img read more


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TD’S ANGER AS GOVERNMENT SLASHES FUNDING FOR ALARMS FOR THE ELDERLY

first_imgA DONEGAL TD has described as ‘unbelievable’ a decision by the Government to slash funding for security alarms for elderly people.Government grants have been cut from €2.45 million last year to €1.15 million.The move comes after a series of robberies of elderly people across Co Donegal in recent days. Padraig Mac Lochlainn TD, who knows one victim – 96-year-old Greta Lilly – said he was left shocked by the move.Greta was punched in the ribs by her attacker who made off with her savings.A panic alarm in her home probably saved her life as neighbours were able to go to her aid within minutes of the attack and call an ambulance.“This Government has closed ‎143 Garda stations and Garda numbers and vehicles have been seriously reduced and now the Government is halving the budget for personal security alarms for the elderly. It’s unbelievable,” said Deputy Mac Lochlainn. The move has been condemned by groups who help older people.Eamonn Timmins from Age Action Ireland said: “These cuts will undermine the ability of some older people to continue living independently in their own homes, denying them alarms which would provide them with peace of mind.”In a statement the Carers’ Association said the move was “yet another example of hitting the most vulnerable in society.”Mrs Lilly meanwhile has moved to a nursing home.A 48-year-old man arrested over her attack has been released and a file is being prepared for the DPP. At least eight other older people had their homes targeted in the Raphoe and Convoy areas on Monday.TD’S ANGER AS GOVERNMENT SLASHES FUNDING FOR ALARMS FOR THE ELDERLY was last modified: January 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare this: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 Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:TD’S ANGER AS GOVERNMENT SLASHES FUNDING FOR ALARMS FOR THE ELDERLYlast_img read more


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40-year home loan soaring in popularity

first_img More than 70 percent of those surveyed believe that the creative loans might be a solution for some borrowers but risky for others. The association warns buyers to make sure they understand all of the terms and conditions of a loan before signing any documents. More than 80 percent of brokers who responded expect rates to continue increasing. Nima Nattagh, an analyst who does research for the mortgage industry, notes that variable-rate products are a popular option when rates are low. But long-term and short-term rates are getting closer together. “As rates go up, I think the consumers are going to find fixed-rate mortgages a lot more attractive at the expense of variable rate,” he said. Robert Kleinhenz, deputy chief economist at the California Association of Realtors, said not every lender offers a 40-year mortgage. But the time frame should not matter because loans on average are turned over every five to seven years as homeowners move or refinance. “It certainly is another avenue lenders can go down to enable households to be able to afford homes at the kind of prices we’ve been seeing in the last few years,” Kleinhenz said of the 40-year mortgage. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 greg.wilcox@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake But a moderate increase in rates should not be worrisome, association members said. A survey of association members found that 60 percent believe 40-year fixed-rate loans will become more economical for homebuyers next year. A loan of this duration will generally lower the monthly payment by several hundred dollars, depending on the home price, said Marcell, who is also president of Better Mortgage Brokers Inc. in Upland. “It’s just another way for people to try to get a home in today’s economy (because) in California it’s extremely difficult.” Also in the forecast: Other popular mortgage products will include reverse mortgages, 100 percent financing and adjustable loans, with low starting rates or beginning interest rates from which fluctuation can occur. With little improvement expected next year in housing affordability, mortgage bankers are predicting a surge in 40-year mortgages, which are becoming increasingly popular because of their lower monthly payments. The California Association of Mortgage Brokers, in an annual forecast released Monday, also expects the interest rates to hit 7 percent in 2006. Affordability will continue to be a critical issue for the state, even though prices are expected to stabilize. “It is alarming that the housing affordability crisis will continue, making it difficult for first-time buyers to qualify for adequate financing,” said the association president, John Marcell. last_img read more


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South Africa to ‘take growth initiative’

first_imgAccelerate the delivery of the various infrastructure programmes overseen by the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Council.Stimulate agriculture and agro-processing by finalising the Agricultural Policy Action Plan by the end of September.Improve support for the small business sector by creating a one-stop shop and portal for SMMEs.Stabilise the mining sector by supporting the Framework Agreement for a Sustainable Mining Industry. 22 August 2013 The government is looking at building a third coal-fired power station to support the Medupi and Kusile stations, as part of a range of measures to help South Africa grow its own economy in the face of sluggish global growth, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Speaking to reporters in Pretoria on Thursday, Davies said that the recent Cabinet lekgotla had noted that South Africa could no longer rely on the global economy to reignite growth and job creation. “The focus of government, business and labour must be on accelerated implementation of domestic plans to grow the economy in an exclusive way and create jobs as well as seizing opportunities in the region.” As part of this drive, the Cabinet had agreed to take immediate steps to resolve South Africa’s energy constraints. These steps, Davies said, included moving on plans to build a third coal-fired power station, finalising the process of authorising shale gas exploration in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner, and exploring opportunities in the biofuels industry. Davies said the state would further: The framework agreement, signed by the government, mining companies and organised labour (with exception of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union) in July, provides the basis for cooperation to stabilise the mining sector and set it on a sustainable footing. Davies said the Cabinet had also resolved to step up its youth and public employment initiatives through a new phase of the Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) – the current phase is coming to an end – and the expansion of the community works programme. This would include implementation of youth employment incentives and an employment tax incentive for special economic zones. More than three-million work opportunities have been created by the EPWP since the programme’s inception in 2004. In June, Eskom, employers and labour at the Medupi and Kusile construction sites reached an agreement to stabilise labour relations and speed up the delivery of the two power stations Medupi, one of the two large coal-fired stations that state company Eskom is building, is a 4 764 MW coal-fired power station located near Lephalale in Limpopo province. Due to deliver its first power in the second half of 2014, Medupi will be the first South African power station to have “super-critical” technology, and one of the world’s largest dry-cooled stations, so it will much more efficient than older coal-fired stations. The other station, Kusile, is located in Mpumalanga province and will have the same technology but with the addition of flue-gas desulphurisation, a state-of-the art technology used to remove oxides of sulphur from the exhaust flue gases in power plants that burn coal or oil. Kusile is due to deliver its first power in 2015. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more


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‘Insulating’ Paint Merchants Dupe Gullible Homeowners

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Scammers have been selling “insulating” paint to gullible consumers for at least 27 years. Among the exaggerated claims made by distributors of these overpriced cans of paint is that the “low-e” coatings will “lower energy bills.” In addition to liquid paint, some fraudsters sell powders or paint additives, usually described as “miracle” products containing “micro-spheres” or “ceramic beads.”Every few years, the sleepy regulators at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wake up long enough to send warning letters to the most egregious paint scammers. For example, in 2002 the FTC clamped down on Kryton Coatings International, a manufacturer which claimed that its paint was equivalent to 7 in. of fiberglass insulation. In March 2009, the FTC took action against Sumpolec, a marketer of coatings that were said to “equal R-100 insulating value.”To find them, just lift a few rocksIn spite of these rare actions, however, marketers of “insulating” paint continue to thrive. With a simple Google search, any Web surfer can conjure up dozens of distributors of insulating paint, including those hawking Nansulate and Super Therm.When I was the editor of Energy Design Update (EDU) — a position I held before joining the GBA team in November 2007 — I regularly exposed exaggerated energy claims made by paint manufacturers. My March 2004 article, “R-Value Scofflaws,” fingered the manufacturer of Super Therm. In June 2008, I wrote “Scam and Exaggeration Roundup,” an article highlighting exaggerations made by Nansulate. Although both articles were forwarded to the FTC, the agency has so far failed to act against either manufacturer.RELATED ARTICLE An ‘Insulating’ Paint Salesman Is Tripped Up By His Own ProductPodcast: Martin Holladay discusses “insulating” paint in a radio interview“A barrier to heat transfer”The manufacturer of Nansulate — Industrial Nanotech of Naples, Florida —describes its flagship coating as a “liquid applied home insulation.” The company’s Web… center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more


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Frustrations boil over after Altas’ sorry loss to Knights

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games As for the broken door, Perpetual athletic director Sammy Acaylar begged for understanding for the untoward incident and vowed that the school will take care of any costs spent for the repairs.“It’s just emotions from the game. Perpetual will shoulder all the cost,” he quipped. ‘We’re here to fight, learn’: Valdez, PH volleybelles unfazed after losscenter_img Though Perpetual got another chance to tie or win the game because of a miscue from Quinto, who passed the ball to Rey Nambatac in the backcourt with 2.6 remaining, the Altas couldn’t cash in as Dagangon bobbled the ball on the inbounds play and failed to make a shot.The senior forward didn’t shy away from taking responsibility for the botched play. “We followed the play but it wasn’t to be. I can blame myself because I wasn’t able to catch the ball. It was crucial and in those parts, it was really difficult to catch it.”Dagangon rued the missed chance for the Altas to rise up in the standings as they instead fell down to a 2-4 card midway through the first round.“It was a must win for us if we wanted to make it to the Final Four. We really wanted to win, but we fell short in the end,” he said.Perpetual will now take its ball and go home before welcoming San Beda in its Las Piñas campus on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Perpetual coach Nosa Omorogbe smashed the door to the Altas’ locker room out of frustration, taking it off of its hinges. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netSo frustrating was Perpetual’s 63-61 defeat to Letran on Friday that coach Nosa Omorogbe couldn’t help but punch the door of the team’s dugout off of its hinges to express his anger.And he has every reason to feel frustrated as the game was the Altas’ to lose when they made a huge push in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT After battling in a low-scoring affair early on, Perpetual suddenly found its mark managed to get the lead, which stretched to 57-52 with 4:27 to play, but stumbled in the clutch.After Bong Quinto drained the go-ahead layup with 12.6 seconds left, the Altas couldn’t cash in on their chances down the wire.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPrince Eze muffed his hook shot before a wild scramble ensued between Gab Dagangon and King Caralipio with 3.5 seconds left, but the officials ruled it as a jumpball in favor of the Knights thanks to the possession arrow rule.“The referees called a foul,” argued Dagangon in Filipino, as the officials overturned the initial call. “I don’t know why they reversed it. When they called a foul, I had the ball and there wasn’t any scramble.” View commentslast_img read more


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JAITLEY-GST 2 LAST

first_imgJaitley said he has spoken to the chief ministers of all Jaitley said he has spoken to the chief ministers of all states, including those ruled by the UPA and the Congress, and they are a “strong supporter” of the idea. The Congress is opposing the bill in the current form, demanding that a cap on GST rate be included in the Constitution Amendment Bill. The other two changes sought are removal of one per cent additional tax on inter-state transfer of goods and a Supreme Court judge-headed dispute resolution panel. Jaitley said except for the additional inter-state tax, the GST Bill is verbatim of what the UPA had earlier proposed. He expressed his willingness to consider the additional 1 per cent inter-state tax. “… The rest of the GST Bill was verbatim the same what the UPA had introduced. And therefore, one has to analyse these after-thoughts. Now, the Parliamentary Standing Committee has approved it, the Rajya Sabha Select Committee has approved it, minus that 1 per cent…,” he said. The GST Bill, Indias biggest indirect tax reform since Independence, seeks to replace a slew of central and state levies, with an aim to transform the nation of 1.3 billion people into a Customs union. After it is approved by the Rajya Sabha, the legislation needs to be ratified by half of the 29 states for its rollout. PTI JD DP ARDlast_img read more


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After world gold, Venezuela’s Rojas eyes world record

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics View comments “I’m working hard to represent my country and making it proud,” she said when asked if the instability affected her ability to compete. “I got this medal and it inspires the whole country and the next generation.”Saturday’s final was another illustration of how deeply women’s triple jumping has taken hold in South America.No other women’s event at these championships has yet had a South American medalist, but this had two.“It’s really pride for the American continent,” Rojas said. “It’s really emotional that we represented America really well, with three countries from America in these championships that won the medals. This was competition was really tough and I was really proud that the triple jump is here for America.”Three years after she beat Rojas to Olympic gold, Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen took the bronze despite injuries disrupting her preparations and forcing her to miss August’s Pan-American Games.ADVERTISEMENT “It was really hard but I made it to the podium so I’m really happy that I made my country proud,” she said through a translator. Ibarguen and Rojas are on track to battle for the win again at next year’s Olympics in Tokyo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Yulimar Rojas, of Venezuela celebrates after taking the gold medal in the women’s triple jump final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)DOHA, Qatar — After winning a gold medal for Venezuela at the track and field world championships, Yulimar Rojas has two goals.She wants the world record. And she wants to inspire youngsters back home in politically unstable Venezuela.ADVERTISEMENT Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’center_img Becoming his own man DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical This jewelry designer is also an architect Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ #KicksStalker: LeBron James wears ‘Agimat’ in Lakers’ preseason debut Rojas retained the world triple jump title with a mark of 15.37 meters Saturday. That was a full 45 centimeters ahead of her closest rival, Jamaica’s Shanieka Ricketts, but 13cm short of the world record she covets, set by Ukrainian Inessa Kravets in 1995.“The world record, as I always say, is something that I really want to achieve,” the 23-year-old said through a translator. “I was very close this year but I’m still young and I have a long way ahead of me, so I’m going to work really hard next year to achieve the world record.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manRojas was exuberant in her celebrations, skipping on the spot while wearing the Venezuelan flag. Her win comes in a tough year for Venezuelans, who have experienced political violence, food shortages and hyperinflation. Thousands of people each day have left the country.Rojas didn’t want to discuss the political situation.last_img read more


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Delhi pollution hits India as Mohammed Shami calls for medical attention in Feroz Shah Kotla Test

first_imgMohammed Shami felt uneasy and called for medical attention soon after snuffing out Sadeera Samarawickrama as the Delhi pollution continued to affect India and Sri Lankan players in the third and final Test at Feroz Shah Kotla.Sri Lankan cricketers had come out wearing masks before a 17-minute stoppage and three interruptions ensued on Sunday. Frustrated with the repeated disruptions, India skipper Virat Kohli declared the innings with India 536/7. Shami had an hamstring issue before the start of the Test match.There were no more incidents on Sunday but Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal called for medical attention early on Monday before going on to complete his 10th century. Again, on Tuesday, Sri Lankan pacer Suranga Lakmal was seen vomiting on the field.After the third day’s play Shami had said the pollution level was not as bad as it was being made out to be. However, the air quality in Delhi was hazardous all through Monday and continued to be in the same category on Tuesday when Shami himself was affected.”The pollution is not that much as shown, or maybe we are habituated to it,” the Bengal bowler told reporters at the end of the day press conference. “We should reduce the things that creates pollution,” Shami added.After calling for help, Shami had a drink of water and was taken off the attack as Kohli deployed his spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the fading light.last_img read more