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first_img– Advertisement – The 768-page “A Promised Land” is the first of two volumes penned by Obama since he left office in 2017. It looks at the early years of his political life, including his election in 2008, dealing with a global financial crisis and pushing for reform at Wall Street, fighting with Republicans to pass the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care), and taking a different approach to military strategy in Afghanistan and authorising the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.obama oprah apple tv plus barack obama the oprah conversation apple tv plusOfficial artwork for The Oprah Conversation’s Obama episodePhoto Credit: Apple- Advertisement – Barack Obama will be the next guest on Apple TV+’s The Oprah Conversation, Apple has announced. The episode with the former US President will be available Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30pm IST / 2pm GMT / 6am PT, alongside the global launch of Obama’s new memoir, “A Promised Land”. With Oprah, Obama will discuss the years leading up to his presidency, what brought him into politics, and the things he had to balance and tackle during his eight years as President of USA.And in a change of pace, The Oprah Conversation episode with Barack Obama will be available for free to everyone, even if you don’t have an ongoing Apple TV+ subscription. There’s just one caveat: the free-to-watch period for this episode will end on Tuesday, December 1.- Advertisement –center_img In a prepared statement, Oprah said: “This book was worth the wait. Everybody who reads it is going to be on this journey from the gruelling and monotonous grind of the campaign, to taking us inside the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room and the Situation Room and sometimes, even the bedroom. This book has both the intimacy and the grandeur coming through in this memoir, and I have so been looking forward to speaking with him about all of it.”Obama becomes the most high-profile guest on The Oprah Conversation, which has previously hosted the likes of actor Matthew McConaughey, Grammy-winner Stevie Wonder, singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, songwriter Dolly Parton, author Bryan Stevenson, Professor Ibram X. Kendi, and web series host Emmanuel Acho.The Oprah Conversation’s Obama episode premieres November 17 on Apple TV+.- Advertisement –last_img read more


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first_imgEurope is traditionally the world’s most important tourist macro-region, and family accommodation in Europe accounts for about 13% of the total available accommodation capacity.When it comes to Croatia, it has more than 500 thousand beds in family accommodation, which is more than half of the total accommodation capacity in Croatia. Modern tourists are increasingly staying in family accommodation looking for more freedom, privacy, an authentic tourist experience through interaction with the local community, better prices and greater value for money. Although family accommodation is relatively widespread in Europe and is constantly increasing, European destinations face a number of challenges due to the lack of control over its development.One of the main development challenges is the education of the owner of family accommodation and its professionalization, all with the aim of raising the quality of family accommodation and, ultimately, raising the overall level of quality of the destination offer. Another important trend that characterizes the modern family accommodation market is the increasing use of ICT both on the tourist demand side, in the travel planning phase and during the stay in the destination, and on the tourist offer side through the application of ICT in the promotion and sale of family accommodation.Bearing in mind the growing need of private accommodation owners for lifelong learning and for raising the level of their knowledge, skills and competences and, on the other hand, respecting the increasingly widespread use of ICT in family accommodation, the project was launched. Rooms to VET. The project is funded by the EU Erasmus + KA2 fund, implemented by the Institute of Tourism in Zagreb in cooperation with 8 partners from 4 European countries (Cyprus, Greece, Slovenia, Spain) and the project involves experts in the field of tourism, lifelong vocational education and ICT -and in tourism.The main goal of the project is to raise the level of quality and competitiveness of family accommodation in partner countries, using a free “e-learning” platform for owners of family accommodation and holiday homes, which will allow users to quickly, interestingly and easily (so-called “bite -sized learning ”) acquire the knowledge and skills they need to improve the level of quality of family accommodation. The platform will consist of 6 learning modules designed based on a detailed research of the educational needs and habits of family accommodation owners. These are the following modules: hospitality and service culture, planning for successful business, improving daily business, arranging and beautifying the accommodation facility, creating innovative products and services, and more efficient promotion and sales. Users of the platform will go through each module in a way that they will first learn the theoretical basis from a certain area and then go through the process of checking the acquired knowledge.In addition to the platform, on the project website (www.roomstovet.eu) there will be a database with best practices in the field of family accommodation as an example and incentive to other renters who want to raise the quality of their accommodation facility. PROGRAM – ROOMS TO VET – Professional development and professionalization of family accommodation service providers PROGRAMME09:00 – 10:00: GATHERING AND REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS10:00 – 10:30: OPENING OF THE MEETING AND PRESENTATION OF THE PROJECTo Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatiao University of Zadar- Welcome speecheso Renata Tomljenović and Damir Krešić, Institute of Tourism- Presentation of the “Rooms to VET” project10:30 – 11:30: POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF FAMILY ACCOMMODATION DEVELOPMENTo Ivo Kunst, Institute of Tourism- National program for the development of family accommodationo Nedo Pinezić, Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce- Current situation and development possibilities of family accommodation11:30 – 12:00: COFFEE BREAK12:00 – 13:30: EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICEo Damir Hordov, Zadar County Tourist Board- “WELCOME” – Labeling of family accommodation in Zadar Countyo Anamarija Cicarelli, Interligo doo- Lifelong education and professional development of family accommodation ownerso Siniša Miljević, Istrian Development Tourist Agency (IRTA)- Application of ICT in the promotion and sale of family accommodation in Istriao Goran Rihelj, Portal hrturizam.hr- Hosts in family accommodation as ambassadors of Croatian tourismo Neven Palčec, myRent doo- Management of reservations in family accommodation – channel management13:30 – 14:30 – LUNCH BREAK14:30 – 15:30 – ROUND TABLE WITH PARTICIPANT’S QUESTIONS:THE FUTURE OF FAMILY ACCOMMODATION IN CROATIA – OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS(moderator: Goran Rihelj)o Mila Razović, University of Zadaro Nedo Pinezić, Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerceo Blanša Mićin and Šime Knežević, owners of family accommodationo Anamarija Cicarelli, Interligo dooo Siniša Miljević, Director of the Istrian Development Tourist Agency (IRTA) 15:30: END OF THE MEETINGlast_img read more


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first_imgThe new building will comprise one and two-bedroom apartments with prices starting at $376,000, including a car park.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoThe airconditioned apartments will have open-plan living areas with floor-to-ceiling glass. Kitchens will feature stone benchtops and European stainless steel appliances.Kitchens will feature stone benchtops and stainless steel appliances.Property Solutions has completed 150 projects throughout its 20-year history, including the Centro on James Street project, the $350 million SW1 development in South Brisbane and The Barracks, a $150 million mixed-use and entertainment precinct in Paddington.Circa Nundah Village is recognised for its contribution to Nundah’s gentrification with an Urban Development Institute of Australia (Qld) Award for Excellence in Urban Renewal in 2015.This story was originally published on Quest Community News The final stage of a north Brisbane apartment development has been fast-tracked amid rising demand.Developer Property Solutions has launched the final stage of its $270 million Circa Nundah Village project.A nine-level, 120-apartment, Three Nundah Village building is being fast-tracked due to strong sales in the previous releases.Property Solutions has launched the final stage of its $270 million Circa Nundah Village, known as Three Nundah Village.Property Solutions managing director Kevin Miller says buyers are increasingly drawn to the precinct.“We’ve secured high-quality retailers and dining operators which has significantly uplifted the area and made it a destination rather than a thoroughfare,” he says.“This particular area of Nundah has been gentrified over the past few years and that has had a very positive effect on sales.”Buyer demographics have also shifted from investors in the early stages of the project to owner-occupiers now looking for lifestyle options.Inner-city luxury: Australia’s most popular apartment developmentsOpen-plan living areas and full-length glass may attract owner-occupiers.The Nundah Village precinct comprises several residential buildings, a Woolworths supermarket, 11,000sqm of office space and retail, dining and lifestyle amenities.last_img read more


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first_imgMichael and Trish McCarthy at their river front home in Yeronga. Picture: AAP/ John GassWith everything from multi-million- dollar riverfront properties to affordable units and cheap and cheerful cottages, Yeronga covers the full range of property types.But it’s the Brisbane Corso where the cream of the crop lives.The highest sale price paid in the suburb to date was $5.5 million in 2015 for a home on the Corso.According to realestate.com.au there are 91 properties listed for sale in Yeronga at the moment.These include at house at 413 Brisbane Corso owned by Michael and Trish McCarthy. The couple would walk along The Corso wondering just which property would come on the market first so they could fulfil their dream of riverfront living. Ten years ago, they well and truly accomplished that goal.While it met all their expectations and became the perfect home for them and their four children, they have now decided to downsize and are giving someone else the chance to wake up to river views every day.413 Brisbane Corso, YerongaMr McCarthy said riverfront living had always been a goal.“My parents lived on the river in country Queensland so it was part of my plan ultimately to try and get back on the river,’’ he said. “We had always wanted to come to The Corso, we had heard so much about it and we had spent many afternoons walking up and down the Corso wondering which of the properties might come on the market. We did it many times looking forward to the time when one did finally come up.’’The home spans three levels and while the river is on one side, just across the road on the other side is parkland.It is on a 1057sq m block and has a large outdoor living area plus there is a pontoon with a jetty.On the upper level, the main bedroom has its own deck while on the lower level is a rumpus room.The five-bedroom home will be auctioned on November 16 through Christine Rudolph of Ray WhiteNew Farm.Ms Rudolph said riverfront at Yeronga was appealing to buyers.“In Yeronga, we have seen more properties come on the market than we have seen post-2011,’’ she said.Also listed is a four-bedroom home at 405 Brisbane Corso.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by The home, which is listed through Judy Goodger and Matthew Foote of Place, is on 1401sq m of land.It has more than 30 metres of absolute river frontage and a deep waterpontoon mooring.The home has a covered outdoor entertainment area. Inside there are stone floors and high ceilings.The main bedroom has an ensuite, walk-in robe and access to the fully tiled, heated pool with water feature.405 Brisbane Corso Yeronga. Picture: realestate.com.auThere is also a jacuzzi, sauna, built-in barbecue area with marble benches,and surround sound built into the outdoor terrace.The home also has a media room, games room, gym and a library with timber shelving.An office area has a separate entrance and the home has a gas fireplace, ducted airconditioning and an alarm system.Meanwhile, a little further along the road, 439 Brisbane Corso is listed for sale through Shelly Pearson of Ownit Homes.439 Brisbane Corso Yeronga. Picture: realestate.com.auThe five-bedroom home is on 1004sq m of waterfront land and has been newly refurbished.There are river views from many parts of the home including the main living areas and the kitchen.439 Brisbane Corso Yeronga. Picture: realestate.com.auThe two-level house has three bathrooms and there is a waterfront pontoon with mooring.last_img read more


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first_img57 Stella St, Holland Park.A Hamptons-style home at Holland Park has hit the market with its luxury design and finish appealing to a wide range of buyers.The home features extensive use of natural stone including Italian marble and Turkish travertine which is set to be a major talking point of the home, according to Priority Residential selling agent Ali Mohamed. The stunning bathroom at 57 Stella St, Holland Park 57 Stella St, Holland Park The swimming pool at 57 Stella St, Holland ParkMr Mohamed said there had been a shift in demand in Holland Park over the past few years with locals and new buyers realising its geographical strength because of its proximity to local cafes, eateries and shops, the Pacific Motorway, the busway and the Brisbane CBD.“Buyers from surrounding suburbs like Camp Hill, Coorparoo, Greenslopes, Tarragindi and Morningside often favour Holland Park because new homes in Holland Park are rivalling if not exceeding the level of luxury and finishes,” he said. All wet areas, including the three bathrooms and laundry, feature Italian marble on the floors, coupled with extensive marble mosaics on the walls. “We’ve also incorporated a very expensive marble-lined barrel ceiling above the bathtub in the ensuite which draws a lot of attention when people enter the ensuite,” he said.Mr Mohamed said there were genuinely very few options for buyers looking for luxury new builds in and around Holland Park on 600sq m blocks or bigger.“The home was developed with an emphasis on home automation and technology. Often new builds feature one or two very selective home automation features but Herringbone has pushed the envelope in this regard for the area,” he said.“Every light in the house is app controlled via a phone or tablet, as well as the electronic front door lock, garage door, security cameras and built in Sonos sound system across the indoor and outdoor living spaces.” The five-bedroom, three-bathroom new build has three living areas and is on a 607sq m block with a 15m frontage. A post-war home was demolished on the site to make way for the stunning home.Mr Mohamed said there were many standout features within the home including an emphasis on the detail in the trims with wainscoting featured throughout the ground floor along with 140mm skirting and 93mm architraves all working together to emphasise the Hamptons style.“There is built-in cabinetry galore,” Mr Mohamed said. “We’ve spent circa $80,000 on cabinetry alone.“All benchtops through the house feature Italian Carrara marble including the kitchen, butler’s pantry, bathroom vanities, living area’s TV units, the alfresco, and even the laundry has marble.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago Inside 57 Stella St, Holland Parklast_img read more


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first_imgPolitico Magazine 26 June 2015Welcome to the exciting new world of the slippery slope. With the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling this Friday legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states, social liberalism has achieved one of its central goals. A right seemingly unthinkable two decades ago has now been broadly applied to a whole new class of citizens. Following on the rejection of interracial marriage bans in the 20th Century, the Supreme Court decision clearly shows that marriage should be a broadly applicable right—one that forces the government to recognize, as Friday’s decision said, a private couple’s “love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family.”The question presents itself: Where does the next advance come? The answer is going to make nearly everyone uncomfortable: Now that we’ve defined that love and devotion and family isn’t driven by gender alone, why should it be limited to just two individuals? The most natural advance next for marriage lies in legalized polygamy—yet many of the same people who pressed for marriage equality for gay couples oppose it.This is not an abstract issue. In Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissenting opinion, he remarks, “It is striking how much of the majority’s reasoning would apply with equal force to the claim of a fundamental right to plural marriage.” As is often the case with critics of polygamy, he neglects to mention why this is a fate to be feared. Polygamy today stands as a taboo just as strong as same-sex marriage was several decades ago—it’s effectively only discussed as outdated jokes about Utah and Mormons, who banned the practice over 120 years ago.Yet the moral reasoning behind society’s rejection of polygamy remains just as uncomfortable and legally weak as same-sex marriage opposition was until recently.That’s one reason why progressives who reject the case for legal polygamy often don’t really appear to have their hearts in it. They seem uncomfortable voicing their objections, clearly unused to being in the position of rejecting the appeals of those who would codify non-traditional relationships in law. They are, without exception, accepting of the right of consenting adults to engage in whatever sexual and romantic relationships they choose, but oppose the formal, legal recognition of those relationships. They’re trapped, I suspect, in prior opposition that they voiced from a standpoint of political pragmatism in order to advance the cause of gay marriage.In doing so, they do real harm to real people. Marriage is not just a formal codification of informal relationships. It’s also a defensive system designed to protect the interests of people whose material, economic and emotional security depends on the marriage in question. If my liberal friends recognize the legitimacy of free people who choose to form romantic partnerships with multiple partners, how can they deny them the right to the legal protections marriage affords?Polyamory is a fact. People are living in group relationships today. The question is not whether they will continue on in those relationships. The question is whether we will grant to them the same basic recognition we grant to other adults: that love makes marriage, and that the right to marry is exactly that, a right.http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/06/gay-marriage-decision-polygamy-119469.html#.VZCzpP4w-Umlast_img read more


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first_imgStuff co.nz 7 September 2015OPINION: Whatever our view on life, religious or not, most people would agree that two scenarios we greatly fear are those of suffering a painful drawn-out death, or watching someone we love suffering such a death.  This is, in part, what drives the current debate on euthanasia and the growing moves to decriminalise/legalise both physician-assisted suicide (where the doctor prescribes the drugs and the patient takes them) and active euthanasia (where the doctor administers a lethal dose of drugs).In Saturday’s Nelson Mail (August 29) there was the comment that the euthanasia issue was being “hijacked by opponents armed with ‘worst case scenario’ assisted suicide examples from overseas” – a very inaccurate statement as those against euthanasia have been given very little public voice in the media.The current danger is that we risk poor legislation if such a decision was left up to public opinion alone, so that the determinant of public policy becomes the lowest common denominator capable of securing public consensus.  We need to remember that ultimately euthanasia is a medical issue and as the Palliative Care Council of NZ notes, “both euthanasia and assisted suicide are against the current ethical positions of the medical and nursing professions in New Zealand”.As an Anglican Minister and a member of the InterChurch Bioethics Council (www.interchurchbioethics.org.nz) I believe there is more to be considered in this debate than public opinion alone.  First, there is significant ethical difference between actively/assisting in killing another person and withdrawing (or with-holding) treatment so that the person dies as a result of their illness – a difference often confused in public comments, even by the Prime Minister.In both situations the intent of the action is critical.  In forms of euthanasia, the intent is to relieve suffering by killing.  By contrast, when treatment is futile and is stopped or withheld, palliative care given by skilled professionals who address the pain provides the best means to respond compassionately to terminal illness and suffering.http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/opinion/71708749/euthanasia-is-it-up-to-public-opinionlast_img read more


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first_imgRadio NZ News 18 May 2019Family First Comment: ‘Life’ just keeps on winning Missouri’s state legislature has passed a controversial bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.The bill was approved by the Republican-led Senate and the House of Representatives.Republican Governor Mike Parson is now expected to sign the bill so it can become law.If approved, abortions past eight weeks would be banned in most cases, including rape or incest.Missouri state Senator Jill Schupp, a Democrat, condemned the bill for failing to “understanding that women’s lives all hold different stories”.However, Republican state Senators Dave Schatz and Caleb Rowden published a joint statement praising the “life-affirming” legislation.The votes come just days after Alabama’s governor signed a near-total ban on abortion in the state, promoting protests and concern from pro-choice supporters.Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Ohio are among the other states to pass new abortion restrictions.Most anti-abortion bills have faced legal challenges. However, this is what pro-life supporters hope will happen, as they want to reach the Supreme Court in order to challenge its landmark decision to legalise abortion in 1973.Earlier this year the Supreme Court blocked implementation of new abortion restrictions in Louisiana. However, the ruling was made by a narrow margin and the case is due to be reviewed later this year.READ MORE: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/389519/missouri-passes-bill-that-outlaws-most-abortions-at-eight-weekslast_img read more


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first_img Share 982 Views   no discussions LocalNews “Dominica is closing the ‘loopholes’ on crime and security” – Attorney General by: – November 9, 2011 Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Attorney General Honourable Levi Peter. (file photo) While Dominica is considered to be one of the safest, peaceful and crime-free countries in the Caribbean region, the authorities are saying that ‘we should not let our guards down’ when dealing with the issue of crime and security on the island.Attorney General, Mr Levi Peter said that the four bills recently passed in Parliament are just some of the measures taken by the Government of Dominica to address issues of crime and security on the island, especially as it relates to finance and terrorism. The four bills which were tabled in Parliament at its last sitting in October 2011 are the Money Laundering Prevention Amendment Bill of 2011, the Suppression of Financing of Terrorism Bill, the Financial Intelligence Unit Bill and the Financial Services Unit Amendment Bill.The Attorney General said that the bills will seek to address money laundering issues in various aspects as well as the deficiencies in existing legislation relating to financing of terrorism. He noted that while many persons think that terrorism does not exist in the Caribbean, governments should not turn a ‘blind eye’ on the issue and wait until something ruthless happens to put the required measures in place.According to Attorney General Peter, Dominica is now set to fall in line with international regulations handed down by international security bodies. “Some of you may be aware that since 9-11 in the U.S, the International financial system has been significantly enhanced and indeed it has become quite difficult and quite a task is now being placed on several countries of the world.In particular small states like ours find compliance with the demands of the international bodies and that’s a significant challenge. You may or may not be aware that generally speaking, when the international bodies set up their rules, to a larger extent, the rules do not make exemptions or exclusions for smaller states like ours. And to an extent one can see why this may be justifiable in respect to the objectives as it relates to financial regulation and the primary objective which is to close he loopholes that are exploited by those who seek through inappropriate and unlawful means to enrich themselves or to finance illegal activities.”Dominica is now being guided by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force which governs the rule of law as it relates to issues relating to terrorism and crime.Mr Peter said that the government will do all in their power to ensure that the country meets the guidelines set by the Task Force.“In that regard the Financial Action Task Force which is the international body which oversees this aspect that I’ve been talking about has set up certain stringent regulations and they monitor very closely the international financial system. The output of that which effectively covers our region; the Caribbean and the Americas is the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force which is CFATF. Under those regimes there are certain obligations and regulations that we have to comply with. We have had to make amendmentsto some of our legislations to bring us into conformity with the demands of the regional and international bodies,” he said.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more


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first_imgAs Creame dela Creame of African football stakeholders converge on Egypt for this evening CAF awards, former international Daniel Amokachi says he can hardly wait to see who gets the gong. The Bull who touched down at the Hurghada Airport in Egypt some hours ago left no one in doubt that he is upbeat ahead of the award billed for 9pm tonight. “Hallaaa If U Hear Mee… Landed Hurghada Airport, Can’t Wait to Know Who the Next African King Is 2020” he enthused Past winners of the prestigious award are expected to grace the occasion even as soccer fans across the continent have continued to make permutations over who between top favorites Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane should emerge victorious at the event.Advertisement Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now9 Best Movie Robots Of All Time10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Liverpool duo of Salah and Mane who gets the gong tonight? The winner is however expected to emerge in a less than an hour from now. Salah and Mane who both play for Liverpool are locked in chase of the coveted gong. Read Also CAF Awards 2019: Kanu reunites with Wenger in Cairo While Salah is gunning for a third victory Mane is eyeing his very first after making it to the finals back to back. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more