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first_imgMoscow: Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin praised “hockey diplomacy” as he scored nine goals in a game with his allies and Russian stars but fell on his face after the match. “It brings people closer,” Putin told reporters during the hockey match, in footage broadcast on television Sunday evening. “This always helps.” Wearing his traditional No. 11 jersey, the Russian president on Friday took to the ice for an exhibition game at the Bolshoi Ice Arena in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe sports-mad 66-year-old leader, who has done a lot to promote a healthy lifestyle in Russia, said hockey was outside of politics and helped foster ties between statesmen. In the past, the Kremlin chief took to the ice with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and often plays with Belarusian hockey-crazed strongman Alexander Lukashenko. Putin said he could not even stand on ice several years ago and learned to skate by clutching a chair. Skating alongside Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Russian hockey stars such as Pavel Bure and Slava Fetisov, Putin scored nine goals, leading his team to a 14-7 win in the gala match of the Night Hockey League, the Kremlin said. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe opposing side was made up of prominent amateurs including Gennady Timchenko, a billionaire Putin associate who is under US sanctions. After the match Putin took a victory lap to greet the cheering crowd but fell on his face after apparently tripping over a red carpet on the ice rink. Two of his teammates rushed to help the president but Putin quickly stood up without assistance. The Kremlin made no mention of Putin’s fall but video footage showing the mishap went viral on social media and unleashed a frenzy. “It was not a fall. It was a negative ascent,” quipped one Twitter user, making fun of Kremlin’s whitewashing attempts.last_img read more

14 November 2007The lack of offers from Member States for key ground transport and aviation units and the Sudanese Government’s unwillingness so far to approve the presence of non-African units means the hybrid United Nations peacekeeping mission planned for the war-torn Darfur region could fail, a senior UN official warned today. Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno told reporters that if the joint UN-African Union operation – known as UNAMID – does not have the necessary capacities in critical areas by the start of next year, when it is due to take over from the existing AU mission, it may not be wise to deploy the force.“It is a terrible dilemma, because on the one hand, you can say that a force, even if it doesn’t have all the assets, can make a limited difference for a number of people in Darfur, and that is something in itself which is good,” he said. “On the other hand, if that force was to know humiliation in the early stages of its deployment, then it would be very hard to recover from such a humiliation. So it’s an extremely difficult decision to make.”Mr. Guéhenno spoke after briefing Security Council members on the latest developments regarding UNAMID, which is aiming to quell the conflict between rebels, Government forces and allied militia that has killed more than 200,000 people and left 2.2 million others homeless since 2003.He said Council members and UN Secretariat officials remain worried that the mission will not be able to robustly carry out its mandate without the support of both the missing units and those that Sudan has not yet approved.“If those issues are not addressed in a timely manner, very shortly, it means that the mission in 2008 will not be able to really meet the expectations, [and] that it will not be able to make the difference that the world wants it to make, and that it may become a failure, so this is a very important moment.”He noted that UNAMID still does not have a commitment for a ground transport unit, for 18 transport helicopters to serve as close air support and for six helicopters to be used for light tactical purposes.“I think it tells a sad story on the commitment to Darfur, frankly. I think there is an immense tragedy that has unfolded in Darfur and now it is up to the countries that care about Darfur to really make the commitment that will make a difference. I think this is the time for concrete action.”Mr. Guéhenno also voiced concern that the Sudanese Government has not clearly signalled its approval of several non-African units in UNAMID, which is to have a predominantly African character.“The Sudanese Government hasn’t said no to any particular unit, but the Sudanese Government hasn’t said yes either to any of those units that have been mentioned… We believe that the clock is ticking and that it is important to move forward.”Thailand has offered to provide an infantry battalion, Nepal is willing to contribute a force reserve and sector reserve unit and the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway and Denmark have offered to send an engineering unit.“There is no alternative to those units because to prepare for deployment takes time. We know that these units are ready; we know that they have made the preparation. They need now to deploy, and they are ready to deploy.”The Under-Secretary-General stressed that even with the provision of these units, UNAMID will be overwhelmingly African in its composition. The Thai battalion would be one of 18 battalions in the peacekeeping force.Meanwhile, the Security Council today also heard briefings from the chair of three of its subsidiary bodies, committees set up to examine counter-terrorism issues, monitor Al-Qaida and the Taliban, and promote the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. read more

26 June 2008The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN refugee agency said today that they have resumed food distributions to tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees in the Syrian capital, Damascus, after a two-month interruption. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN refugee agency said today that they have resumed food distributions to tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees in the Syrian capital, Damascus, after a two-month interruption.The first 1500 families received food baskets containing basic foodstuffs on Tuesday and Wednesday. At least 150,000 people are expected to benefit over the next month. UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has opened a new distribution warehouse in Douma in the capital, after an earlier distribution site was closed down. “The idea is that we centralize the assistance we offer to refugees living in Damascus. We are effectively offering a field service to refugees so that they can collect food and financial assistance from the same place where they can meet community service staff and protection officers,” said UNHCR Senior Programme Officer Ayman Gharaibeh.A total of 4.7 million Iraqis have been uprooted as a result of the crisis in their country. Of these over 2 million are living as refugees in neighbouring countries – mostly Syria and Jordan – while 2.7 million are internally displaced inside Iraq.Rising food and fuel prices, the seasonal rise in rents and diminishing savings are resulting in more and more Iraqi refugees becoming reliant upon assistance from the UNHCR and other humanitarian organizations. A former gold merchant called Mohamed told UNHCR that food assistance was now his only source of support. “We can’t work, can’t travel, can’t dream. At least keep me alive and, please, don’t ever delay this distribution again,” he said.But UNHCR says it is facing a major challenge in meeting the growing needs. The agency has only received half of the funds it needs for its operations in Syria this year. Without additional funds, outreach work with the Iraqi population is likely to be limited. read more

Observation dun nuage en rouleau à Warrnambool

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first_imgObservation d’un nuage en rouleau à WarrnamboolAustralie – Rob Sharrock, un photographe australien spécialisé dans les clichés de mariage, a eu la surprise de tomber sur un phénomène météorologique rare en sortant de chez lui. Un nuage en rouleau ou arcus.Tout photographe vous le confirmera. Un bon cliché est souvent le fruit du hasard. C’est ce qui est arrivé à Rob Sharrock, un photographe de mariage installé à Warrnambool, province de Victoria, Australie. A peine avait-il levé les yeux en sortant de chez lui que l’homme a aperçu un phénomène naturel des plus impressionnants, un nuage en rouleau, également appelé arcus. Ne suivant que son instinct, il a immortalisé le monstre sombre, composé d’air et d’eau tourbillonnants, qui stagnait de façon menaçante au-dessus de sa demeure.La formation de l’arcus provient de l’air froid descendant d’un cumulonimbus qui fait remonter l’air chaud et humide situé au niveau du sol. S’en suit alors un phénomène d’enroulement qui forme un nuage indépendant et instable en dessous du plafond nuageux “normal“. Souvent signe avant-coureur d’un fort orage, il peut parfois s’étirer sur des kilomètres.À lire aussiProduits bio, maquillage et la foudre : les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 6 juinRob Sharrock a conscience de la chance qu’il a eue d’immortaliser ce phénomène rare. “J’ai juste regardé le ciel et me suis écrié ‘Mon Dieu, qu’est-ce que c’est ?’ Il semblait s’étaler sur des kilomètres. C’était vraiment incroyable”, a-t-il expliqué au Daily Mail.Pour découvrir les nuages en rouleaux en images : 20 septembre 2010 à 14:31 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

WSU Extension celebrates 100th year

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first_img4-H students, leaders and professionals will gather from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for a Clark County 4-H Youth Jamboree at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds for workshops including cake decorating, horse skill-a-thon, robotics and poultry/animal photography and animal shows featuring dogs, cats, llamas, rabbits and cavy. The public is invited to attend.As a nod to WSU Extension’s centennial, the group will celebrate with cupcakes and a “Happy 100th birthday” banner, said Sandra Brown, WSU Clark County Extension faculty.Brown encouraged former and current students, faculty, staff and friends to share stories about how their lives have been enriched through extension programs, service and people at Clark County Extension offices are at the 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Contact 360-396-6060 or visit — A group of college students pitched in last week to help get a community garden growing for the season in southwest Spokane. The 18,000-square-foot plot uses the latest techniques in vegetable and berry farming to provide produce to low-income residents in the city.Their partner is Washington State University Extension, which this week is celebrating its 100th year of providing research and assistance to Spokane and other counties in the state.last_img read more

first_imgLeicester City Council has launched a new cycle-to-work scheme for its 8,000 employees in order to align with business goals around sustainability.The new benefit, provided by Green Commute Initiative, was implemented on 1 April 2019. It enables employees to purchase a bike or e-bike up to the value of £5,000 on a salary sacrifice basis; repayments can be made over a maximum 48-month period.Green Commute Initiative estimates that this benefit structure could save employees 32% compared to the traditional cost of buying a bike.The scheme aligns with Leicester City Council’s goal to create a sustainable city. Using guidance from international expert Brian Deegan, the council has outlined five key objectives for this approach: reduce congestion, improve journey times, improve air quality and reduce noise, reduce carbon emissions and improve quality of life. Leicester City Council is also updating city infrastructure to create safer and more attractive routes for cyclists and pedestrians.The new benefit was communicated to employees using digital information as well as the staff intranet. The council also plans to run awareness days for employees.Max Longley, scheme manager and transport development officer, said: “As a cycle friendly workplace, we are always looking for ways which will encourage staff to cycle to work.“We opted to go with the Green Commute Initiative as it is the only cycle-to-work scheme which will allow our staff to purchase bikes above the value of £1,000. This is important, as it will give staff the opportunity to purchase a wide range of electric bikes.”last_img read more

2 hospitalized after separate Hollywood shootings

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first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews took two men to the hospital after two separate shootings rocked Hollywood neighborhoods, early Sunday.According to Hollywood Police, the fist victim was shot at the intersection of Johnson Street and State Road 7, at around 1 a.m.7News cameras captured bullet casings and the victim’s bloody clothes on the ground near a car.Police said a man in his late 20s was later shot in front of a home along North 68th Avenue and Lee Street.An area resident said he walked by as it all unfolded. “I heard a car flying by in my neighborhood. When cars fly by, I tend to yell and slow them down because there are a lot of animals around here, and then that’s when I heard about six shots,” said Charles.Paramedics transported both victims to Memorial Regional Hospital. The condition of the man in the Johnson intersection is unknown. Police said the man injured along North 68th Street sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.Police are now searching for the shooters. If you have any information on either shooting, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgPEMBROKE PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – Surveillance video caught robbers in the act at a Pembroke Park fast-food restaurant.The robbery happened at the Subway on Pembroke Road near 40th Street, Monday night.The video showed one of two crooks who threatened the cashier with a gun.The other crook could be seen hopping over the counter and emptying money out of the register before the duo took off.If you have any information on this robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_img#Eruption @eddievanhalen #evgear— EVH Gear (@evhgear) June 28, 2018The ’78 Eruption guitar is the entry version, including a “period-correct” G&G guitar case, autographed vinyl copy of Van Halen, certificate of authenticity as well as a photo, sticker and booklet. Forty of these will be offered for sale. Only 30 of the ’78 Eruption Relic packages will be offered, including everything in the basic tier, plus the guitar’s technical specifications.The Super 78 package kicks this up a notch and only eight are for sale. The G&G case is weathered, and a “period-correct” strap, oil, strings, and picks are included, as well as an additional vinyl album. The kicker is Eddie Van Halen playing “Eruption” on the actual guitar itself, signing the Super ’78 and the included video clip of said activities on a thumb drive with the purchase.We can cherish Van Halen’s accomplishments and look back 40 years without necessarily needing to own one of these reproductions. But for those who want to get in line for the 78 ’78 Eruptions can do so via EVH Gear’s website. And if you can’t get your hands on one — just don’t turn green.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more News Eddie Van Halen To Celebrate 40 Years With Custom Guitars Email To mark the 40th anniversary of the guitar player’s debut self-titled LP, EVH Gear will offer three limited-edition axes Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Jun 28, 2018 – 5:24 pm In 1978 Van Halen’s self-titled album debuted a new sound that reached No. 19 on the Billboard 200, featuring the unprecedented expressiveness of Eddie Van Halen’s guitar playing on tracks such as “Eruption.” Now 40 years later, EVH Gear is distributing 78 reproductions of the black-and-white beauty that Eddie Van Halen created himself.Trigger warning: If you suffer from chronic guitar lust or need more space for your collection’s “guitar farm,” the following information could send you over the edge. Details of the Eruption model’s construction on EVH Gear’s site begin, “After first starting out with his ’58 Fender Strat, Eddie decided he wanted a heavier piece of wood.” The description concludes, “Although it didn’t take long to build and although the whole shebang cost him less than $150, this guitar would change the world.””Of all the guitars I’ve ever built, the white and black guitar will always be my favorite because it did all the things I needed a guitar to do, which prior to that guitar did not exist,” Van Halen said in a statement. “So much changed because of it. I recorded the first album with it and did the first world tour with it. The ’78 Eruption tribute is as close to my original in sound and feel as humanly possible. I’m incredibly proud of it.”center_img Twitter Van Halen’s 78-Guitar Salute To ’78’s “Eruption” eddie-van-halen-celebrate-40-years-custom-guitars Facebook last_img read more

EC doing nothing to stop attacks on BNP

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first_imgSelima RahmanBNP has come down heavily on chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda for apparently not doing anything about the attacks on the party’s election campaigns, reports UNB.”We think he (CEC) is helpless and really embarrassed because he cannot do anything,” BNP vice-chairman Selima Rahman told reporters on Wednesday.BNP has long been critical of the election commission, going to the extent of calling it “subservient to the government.”But the EC has been maintaining that it is neutral and will do everything to ensure a free, fair and inclusive general election.”The parliamentary polls will be acceptable if the CEC takes proper action,”Selima said, after leading a five-member delegation to a meeting with Huda at Nirbachan Bhaban (the election commission secretariat) on Wednesday.”We’ve come to the CEC with our complaints because he said he would ensure a level-playing field,” she said.’AL attacking BNP campaigns’BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s motorcade was attacked in Thakurgaon on Tuesday, a day after the official start of political campaign ahead of the 30 December election.The party has blamed the ruling Awami League for the incident.Selina Rahman alleged the campaigns of other BNP leaders had also been attacked by “Awami League and Jubo League activists, with the help of police.””They (AL) want to stop us from campaigning because they want to turn it into a one-sided election,” she claimed, adding that the ruling party was “harassing and intimidating” BNP activists.Selima complained that BNP leaders and activists were being arrested even after the announcement of election schedule. CEC Huda said police had informed him that they were arresting only those who had warrants against them.last_img read more

Missing youths body recovered from Buriganga

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first_imgThe body of a youth was recovered from the Buriganga river in Keraniganj on Sunday two days after he had gone missing, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Masud, 18, son of Abdul Mannan of Shariatpur district and a salesman of the city’s Bangabazar. Masud remained missing since he went out of house with his friend Kamal on Friday for a river cruise with five other friends, said Keraniganj model police station’s officer -in-charge Shah Jaman quoting victim’s father. Family members recovered his body with the help of Keraniganj police at 12:00pm. A case was filed against six people, including Kamal, in this connection.last_img

first_imgGene Wilder, one of the most iconic comedy actors in the USA, died today at the age of 83.Wilder, who had leading roles in screen hits such as Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, The Producers, Silver Streak, and was also a director and script writer, died of complications fro Alzheimer’s disease, according to his family. In 2006, Houston PBS’ Ernie Manouse sat down with  Wilder to discuss the difficulties of breaking into show business, the joy of collaborating with Mel Brooks, and his memories of life with his then late wife Gilda Radner.  “He was the sweetest man, and so genuine”, says Manouse as he remembers that conversation, which was part of his InnerVIEWS series. Wilder didn’ t like doing interviews, adds Manouse, which made this one even more valuable for him. Sharelast_img read more

first_imgCCleaner 5.50 with new options to control program updates by Martin Brinkmann on November 30, 2018 in Software – 62 commentsA new version of the file cleaning software CCleaner for Windows, version 5.50, features new options to control program updates.The year 2018 has not been a very pleasant one for Piriform, maker of CCleaner, and Avast, Piriform’s parent company.  The integration of Telemetry collection, first without clear options to disable it and turned on by default, and forced automatic updates to a new version of CCleaner, were two of the major blunders in that year.CCleaner 5.50 includes a new Updates menu under options in the program interface. It gives users control over the updating behavior of the program according to the release notes.CCleaner get control over important updates and project updates under the new Updates section. Piriform defines important updates as “major updates” that ensure “that CCleaner runs safely and smoothly” on the systems it is run on.Product updates on the other hand are defined as updates that “deliver the latest product improvements and cleaning updates”.The forced automatic update in September 2018 would be classified as an important update while minor version updates that improve cleaning algorithms as a product update.Important updates are configured to download and install automatically. Users get notifications after the fact.Options are provided to disable the notification or the automatic installation of these updates.Product updates are applied manually only for free users. Pro users get an option to apply product updates automatically similarly to how important updates are processed by the software.The option to show notifications for new product updates is disabled by default; users who want information about new product versions may check the option to receive those on their devices.Closing WordsOne cannot say that Piriform is not trying. The company introduced privacy options in the program after users complained about the new data collecting and the lack of options to turn Telemetry off. Now, after users complained that CCleaner would auto-update itself in September, options are introduced to control these updates in the program.The ride would have been a lot smoother for Piriform if the company would have introduced these options before it made the changes or pushed the automatic update to CCleaner installations.Now You: Do you still use CCleaner?SummaryArticle NameCCleaner 5.50 with new options to control program updatesDescriptionA new version of the file cleaning software CCleaner for Windows, version 5.50, features new options to control program updates.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgIt’s been a long time coming, but after 10 years competing on the Costa Rican national surf circuit, Jason Torres has claimed his first national championship. And it was a nailbiter for the surfer from Jacó at the Reef Gran Finals in Playa Hermosa this weekend.Although he surfed extremely well during his heats, he fell out of the contest in the semi-finals, leaving his fate in the hands of those surfers who made the open finals. These included Carlos and Alberto Múñoz of Esterillos, Jair Pérez of Jacó and Isaac Vega of Tamarindo.For most of the heat, Pérez dominated: boom, boom, boom, wave after wave, sharp snaps. With little more than a couple of passing waves from each of the other guys, what seemed to be a less-than-spectacular end to a very exciting weekend of competition changed entirely. Carlos Múñoz came from way behind at 3rd to earn a nearly perfect score on a long right and a seemingly endless series of maneuvers within the final two minutes. Adding tension was the fact that Pérez maneuvered a barrel just after that, at the very end of the time.Torres joined Carlos Múñoz — then in 1st place — while Pérez and Alberto Múñoz waited for the final score from the judges’ booth. The overall championship would be determined by the best five scores gleaned from the other events on the circuit this year. Torres, ranked No. 1 coming into the Grand Finals, needed Alberto to fall to 3rd or 4th in this heat. Winning the event would be a great accomplishment but not enough to win the national crown.Then Pérez got his score, enough to stay in 2nd place, with Alberto Múñoz in 3rd and Vega in 4th. When all the mathematics were computed, Torres breathed a sign of relief — and joy.“This all started last year when I asked my sponsor if I could do the QS (World Surf League Qualifying Series),” Torres explained after receiving his trophy. “They said to stay in Costa Rica and try and win the national title, then they’d see what the future would be. That was the extra motivation to have this title fight.”“This win is so important to me, I worked so hard for this,” he added. “Thank God for giving me this title, and thanks to my family for supporting me while I did this. I now know I belong on the QS and I want to be there.”Meanwhile, Lisbeth Vindas of Jacó continued to make history with a 12th national women’s open championship, an astonishing feat. This season, with international superstar Leilani McGonagle of Pavones nipping at her toes at every date, the veteran still managed to maintain her pinnacle position, but not easily. Of this she was acutely aware.“I’m really happy, but super tired. I did a lot of paddling in this strong current,” Vindas said. “Leilani had such a good left, and I was a little worried. I pulled it out. You know, it was good today and it’s been good for all these years. Today was very important to me because it was the 20th anniversary of my surfing. So it was a very special fight today.”Next year, Vindas will turn 35, making her eligible for the women’s masters competition on a different circuit. But fans shouldn’t worry, she still plans to make a go at her 13th title on the Kölbi National Surf Circuit when it starts up again in 2016.McGonagle’s performance earned her a 3rd junior (17 and under) national title.Leo Calvo became the male junior national champion, the latest win in his climb through the divisions from the time he was 10. The Boca Barranca surfer, who turned 18 at the contest, attributed his focus on winning the championship as key to his victory.Aldo Chirinos of Playa Negra won the boys (15 and under) national title. Chirinos’ year was full of ups and downs, wins and losses. He even missed two contests, making his performance even more important at those dates he was able to attend.“I’m really happy for everything, this is my first national title and it’s pretty exciting,” Chirinos said.This weekend, the Costa Rica Surf Federation took into account that last year the large waves forced the cancellation of the mini-grommets (11 and under) finals and started the categories for the younger kids on the day before the bigger swell was set to arrive.Malakai Martínez of Tamarindo didn’t need this concession. He’s adept in every size swell. Yet, he made quick work of the grommets (13 and under) category — and participated in boys and juniors, as well — winning the date and the national title.“When I’m surfing I keep in mind the math, the scores of everyone and the time,” Martínez explained. “I take it step by step, heat by heat. I thank my parents for putting me in this sport, getting me to where I am, and, of course, getting me to the contests. This win was pretty much for them.”With his five best scores factored together, 11-year-old Samuel Reidy was able to become the mini-grommets national champion, even though he only placed 3rd in Hermosa. Living part time in Dominical, he also spends a lot of time surfing the famous left in Pavones which the youngster thinks made for an easier win.“I think I had an advantage here on lefts because I surf Pavones, and also because Dominical is a beach break like this one. It cannot get any better.”Valentina Resano of Nicaragua won mini-grommets girls.When all was said and done and the trophies awarded, surf federation president Randall Chaves had a moment to reflect on the seven months and seven contests of the 2015 national surf circuit.“The level of the kids is so high,” he said. “You have the mini-grommets doing cuts and airs now. The youngsters are now more competitive as they grow and climb from category to category.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rican surf team honored by president Jacó gold: Chatting with Costa Rican surf champion Lisbeth Vindas Jason Torres: From bad boy to national surfing champ Puerto Viejo native Gilbert Brown wins Latin Pro surf competition in ALAS debutlast_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThis autumn, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in the Heidiland region of the Swiss Alps is expanding its already impressive spa menu with three new treatments to help guests let go of the tensions and stresses of everyday life and pamper themselves in five-star surroundings. The wellbeing and medical health resort is also giving female guests the perfect chance to indulge in a well-earned break and spend some valuable time with the special women in their lives with the Girlfriends package.Guests wanting to strengthen their nails ahead of the cold winter months and leave them shining with a natural glow can treat themselves to a Japanese Manicure. After a manicure, a traditional Japanese beeswax paste is massaged deep into the nails and a mineral-rich powder is then used to seal them. The 80-minute Japanese Manicure is priced at CHF 140 per person.Those looking to release muscle and joint tension and reduce stress levels can try the new Transdermal Magnesium Ritual, a combination of a detoxifying magnesium massage and a rejuvenating bath for muscles and joints. While relaxing into the massage and enjoying the aromatic fragrance of Sicilian lemon, the limbic system will start producing endorphins. Meanwhile, the magnesium will help release tension in the muscles and joints, support a healthy heart and significantly reduce stress levels. The 90-minute Transdermal Magnesium Ritual is priced at CHF 265 per person.Guests hoping to define their look and improve the shape of their eyebrows this autumn can try Microblading, a special micropigmenting technique that leaves eyebrows looking natural but defined. The treatment comprises an extensive consultation, the exact measuring and drawing of the brow shape that bests suits the face, shade selection, as well as the local anaesthetic, micropigmentation and four-week follow up. The 150-minute Microblading session is priced at CHF 720 per person.As well as unlimited access to the resort’s 36.5 Wellbeing & Thermal Spa, the Girlfriends package gives women the chance to take part in daily fitness classes, pamper themselves with an exfoliating body scrub or facial and treat themselves to a manicure or pedicure. Whether guests want to treat their mother, sister, cousin or granddaughter, pamper their best friend or celebrate a landmark occasion, the experienced cosmetologists at Bad Ragaz will be on hand to help.Guests booking the Girlfriends package at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz can look forward to the following:Two nights including a generous buffet breakfast36.5° Wellbeing-PackageWelcome drink at the bar36.5° Wellbeing & Thermal Spa welcome giftChoice between one Soglio body scrub including final skincare treatment (50 minutes) or one essential facial treatment (50 minutes)One classic manicure with nail polish (60 minutes) or one classic pedicure with nail polish (60 minutes)Daily sports and activity programme The Girlfriends package is priced from CHF 320 per person per night based on two people sharing a double Comfort Room at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz’s Grand Hotel Hof Ragaz.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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