Car driver hits Casablanca tramway

first_imgCasablanca- According to the Moroccan daily Aujourd’hui le Maroc a cab driver on Sunday hit Casablanca tramway. The driver, who was allegedly drunk, hit the tramway on Sunday morning before running into a wall.The accident took place at Avenue Hassan II in the center of Casablanca. Accidents in the Casablanca tramway are becoming a common occurrence and the lack of precaution is often the cause. Last August, two people died within 48 hours after they were hit by the tramway.  Since its launch in December 2012, three people were killed after they were hit by the tramway.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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CMHC cap on mortgagebacked securities to hike home costs cool market

OTTAWA – Canadians may soon be paying more for new home loans as Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. begins to clamp down on guarantees for mortgage-backed securities.The government agency has notified banks, credit unions and other mortgage lenders that they will each be restricted to a maximum of $350 million of new guarantees this month under its National Housing Act Mortgage-Backed Securities (NHA MBS) program.This year, the federal Crown corporation was given authority to guarantee up to $85 billion under the program but by the end of July, $66 billion had already been committed.“As a result of this unexpected increase in issuance volumes to date and to better manage volumes going forward, CMHC will be introducing a formal allocation process in late August,” CMHC said in an Aug. 1 note to lenders.Analysts say the cap will make it harder and more expensive for banks to obtain funds to lend to their customers, which would likely be passed on by way of a bump in mortgage rates.“The combination of steps the government has taken in the last year, coupled with the beginnings of a sell-off in the bond market… will put a bit of upward pressure on mortgage rates,” said CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld.“Overall, the days of very cheap mortgages are going to be replaced by cheap mortgages.”TD economist Diana Petramala, who specializes in the housing market, estimated rates could rise anywhere from 20 to 65 basis points, or the equivalent of 0.2 to 0.65 of a percentage point.She noted that historically, this is a minor increase.“Affordability will still remain in the housing market,” she said.The conversion of loans into securities with CMHC backing is a way for lenders to tap funds from a broad range of investors and enable banks to issue more mortgages at a lower cost.Analysts said Canadian banks should have no difficulties securing international markets for funding, but it will come at a higher cost. CMHC-backed securities are attractive for both banks and investors since they are largely default-proof.Fearing an overheated housing market could infect the larger economy, and result in defaults which the government must bear, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has taken a number of steps in recent years to stem the flow of mortgage credit.Last summer, he introduced tighter rules for mortgage lenders and borrowers — a change that the real estate and lending industries say was the main reason for a slowdown in residential property sales that began last August and continued through the first part of 2013.As well, the finance minister acted to limit taxpayer exposure to a housing crash by setting limits on banks’ ability to buy bulk insurance from CMHC.Still, Flaherty has been frustrated that banks were priming the house mortgage pump too aggressively, oblivious to the fact that Canadian household debt continued to climb. At 165 per cent of annual income this spring, household debt reached heights similar to the peak in the United States prior to the 2007 crash that literally broke several banks.This spring, the minister went so far as to publicly chastise some banks for dropping their mortgage rates too low.The moves worked for awhile, but in the past few months, housing has been on an upswing, with starts again reaching unsustainable levels near 200,000 annually, sales picking up and prices continuing to record new highs.“We are starting to see the impact of the changes wearing off… prices in most markets are now rising faster than income,” Petramala said. “So it makes sense that the federal government, CMHC, may want to limit some of the risk-taking in the housing market.”In last month’s monetary policy report, the Bank of Canada cited the recent developments in the housing market as the top made-in-Canada risk to the economy.“This renewed momentum would produce a temporary boost to economic activity and inflation, but more importantly, it would exacerbate existing imbalances and therefore increase the probability of a more severe correction later on. Such a correction could have sizable spillover effects to other parts of the economy,” the central bank concluded. CMHC cap on mortgage-backed securities to hike home costs, cool market AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 6, 2013 8:33 am MDT read more

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International trading should not be an issue according to SMMT

The main reason for UK business not seeking opportunities overseas appears to be a lack of understanding. The starting point is to make contact with someone else doing similar business in the new territory. This is where SMMT has the expertise and its international department exists to increase awareness and create the opportunity for companies to develop partnerships in other countries. China seen as biggest market threat from abroad, according to industryEuropean markets seen as strongest opportunities for trading outside the UKLack of local knowledge seen as major barrier to overseas business These are just some of the findings that will appear in the fifth SMMT annual issues survey, Automotive Manufacturing 2007, the Industry Perspective, to be published on 27 November. One of the key areas covered in the report is the perceived threats and opportunities for UK automotive business in overseas markets. Doing business in an emerging market is not something that should be done without talking to people who know – which is why SMMT has a team dedicated to international trade. ‘Doing business with your regular contacts is a comfortable feeling but may not be the most profitable approach. The UK automotive industry must be mindful that it is operating in a global market,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘It is similar to any relationship. Creating new friends can be more challenging than staying within your regular circles, but it can often turn out to be an even more rewarding experience in the end.’ ‘Interestingly, these results show that perception of barriers to market entry may not always turn out to be those experienced in reality,’ said David Croxson, head of SMMT international department. ‘A lot of companies still do not consider new overseas opportunities when they are comfortable with current local markets. But in today’s global arena, all markets are competitive and there are many international business opportunities – you just need to know where to look.’ SMMT can help make local contacts and introductions and as a premier trade body is in the best position to advise on all the practical issues that surround international business. It also has well established links through foreign trade shows, hosts seminar groups and commissions reports on overseas markets. A more detailed analysis of the issues that currently concern industry bosses will be contained within the annual issues survey, which will be published in full on Tuesday 27 November 2007. It will be available to download free of charge from to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Ratko Nikolic goes to Paris

One of the best attacker among line players in the last decade of ASOBAL, former captain of Serbian national team, Ratko Nikolic (34) will spend next two years in the member of the French Elite, Paris. Paris, unstabile member of the French First Division signed contract with the former player of Crvena zvezda, Sintelon, MKB Veszprem, Altea, Portland San Antonio and KIF Kolding.Ratko Nikolic won bronze medal at WC 1999 as a member of Yugoslav team. He was the first captain of the Serbian national team after Serbia and Montenegro split up. ← Previous Story Nikolaj Markussen to Atletico Madrid: “Here, I want to win everything” Next Story → Men’s Junior WC 2011: Second German Gold in a row! Paris handballRatko Nikolic read more

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HUNGARY First defeat for PICK Szeged in Tatabanya

2.Tatabanya11821291:24218 1.Szeged111001357:27620 3.Balatonfuredi11713293:25015 4.Csurgoi11713278:25815 8.Oroshazi11245261:2688 Hungary handballPick SzegedTatabanya Hadball 12.Eger11317238:2867 5.Vaci12525325:34312 6.Cegledi11434296:29811 PICK Szeged suffered the first defeat in Hungarian Championship after 10 wins in a row! Juan Carlos Pastor boys are defeated in Tatabanya against the team led by Vladan Matić, the last coach with whom PICK Szeged won national title in 2007. At the end, the third team of the last season won 27:26.Tatabánya–MOL-Pick Szeged 27–26 (13–13)Tatabánya: Borbély – Pásztor Á. 4/2, Krsmancic 4, Juhász 3, Szöllősi, Bodó 3, Vujovic 3 Mijatovic, Dénes, Katzirz, Lele, Mazák 2, Díaz 4.MOL-Pick Szeged: Sierra – Parrondo 2/2, Vranjes 1, Blazevic 2, Källman 1, Zubai 3, Mindegía 1, Wyszomirski, Balogh 7, Bombac 6/1, Fekete 1, Curuvija 1.STANDINGS: 7.Balmazujvaros11515256:25911 11.Komloi11317268:3137 10.Gyongyosi11317253:2767 13.PLER11218259:2955 9.Mezokovesdi11326266:2778 ← Previous Story DHB Cup: Favorites reach 1/4 finals! Next Story → PPD Zagreb have a new left wing – Dobrivoje Marković! read more

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Kindle Fire will be sold at retail stores

first_imgAre you interested in the Kindle Fire, but want to play with one before taking the plunge? It looks like you’re in luck, as Amazon has confirmed that the new tablet will be available at over 16,000 US retailers.While e-ink Kindles are already sold in these outlets, this is the first confirmation that the Kindle Fire will be sold alongside the dedicated eReaders. The seven inch tablet can be purchased on day one from a healthy list of retail stores, including Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Staples, Sam’s Club, RadioShack, and Office Depot.This may not sound like a big deal, but it is. While tech geeks already know about the Fire, this strong retail presence guarantees that everyone else will too. If someone with limited gadget knowledge is visiting Best Buy, Target or Walmart to look at iPads, the $300 cheaper Kindle Fire could catch their eye and convert an Apple sale into an Amazon sale.Making the Fire widely available in brick and mortar stores could also help to dampen one of the Nook Tablet’s advantages over the Kindle. Barnes & Noble stores will have flashing neon lights and concierges ushering shoppers in the direction of the Nook Tablet, so it behooves Amazon to have a strong presence in popular electronics stores to help offset that.The Kindle Fire is expected to be the first Android tablet to take a significant share of the market. The seven inch dual-core slate is priced extremely economically at $200, and will come with the Amazon AppStore preinstalled. Though it will face some competition from the Nook, the Fire has already racked up well over a quarter of a million pre-orders, and Amazon is stepping up manufacturing efforts in order to keep up.You can head to a local store to get your hands on the Fire next Tuesday, November 15.More at Amazon, via The Vergelast_img read more

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Les médecins français de plus en plus victimes dagressions

first_imgLes médecins français de plus en plus victimes d’agressionsL’Observatoire pour la sécurité des médecins a constaté une hausse de 80% des déclarations d’incidents enregistrées en 2010. Une augmentation à laquelle s’attendait le Conseil national de l’ordre des médecins, mais pas dans de telles proportions.Les chiffres sont sans équivoque : 512 déclarations d’incidents ont été enregistrées en 2009 auprès de l’Observatoire pour la sécurité des médecins, pour 920 accidents déclarés en 2010. La moitié de ces déclarations ont fait l’objet d’un dépôt de plainte ou d’une “main courante” que cela soit pour des vols, des agressions verbales ou encore physiques. Le Monde explique que si le chiffre de 920 accidents déclarés par rapport aux 200.000 médecins libéraux en activité en France peut paraitre faible, il est important de préciser que beaucoup de médecins subissent des agressions sans même les déclarer par manque de temps ou par peur. À lire aussiQuand le Père Noël s’entraîne pour sa grande nuit dans… la stratosphèreAujourd’hui, l’Observatoire pour la sécurité des médecins voit en ces chiffres une évolution des relations entre médecins et patients, comme l’explique le docteur Bernard Le Douarin, coordinateur de l’Observatoire : “Les individus deviennent plus exigeants, voire violents, s’ils n’obtiennent pas le certificat médical, l’arrêt de travail ou l’ordonnance qu’ils souhaitent, ou si le temps d’attente est jugé trop excessif. Tous ces actes témoignent d’une dérive de la société, avec des individus qui considèrent n’avoir que des droits, et pas de devoirs”. Si le nombre d’agressions physiques et d’actes de vandalisme reste stable, l’augmentation du nombre de menaces, d’agressions verbales et de vols est importante. Les médecins les plus touchés par ces agressions sont les généralistes. Les accidents ont lieu en majorité dans le milieu urbain tandis que la Seine-Saint-Denis est le département le plus touché, juste devant le département du Nord. Un problème sérieux dont le ministre de la Santé, Xavier Bertrand, est conscient puisqu’il s’est dit favorable à l’installation de caméras publiques aux abords des cabinets médicaux. Le 30 mars 2011 à 18:39 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Wikimedia la fondation a récolté 20 millions de dollars

first_imgWikimedia : la fondation a récolté 20 millions de dollarsA l’issue de sa campagne annuelle de récolte de fonds, la fondation Wikimedia a reçu quelque 20 millions de dollars. Un record pour l’organisme qui gère de nombreux projets participatifs parmi lesquels l’encyclopédie libre Wikipédia, battu grâce à la générosité de plus d’un million de personnes.La générosité des internautes a battu un record lors de la campagne de récolte de fonds lancée par la fondation Wikimedia mi-novembre pour parvenir à boucler son budget. Avec 20 millions de dollars offerts par plus d’un million de personnes venues des quatre coins du monde, “c’est la campagne la plus réussie de la fondation Wikimedia, prolongeant une série ininterrompue dans laquelle les dons ont augmenté chaque année depuis le début des campagnes en 2003″ se félicite l’organisation dans un communiqué. Parmi ses plus généreux donateurs, Wikimedia compte Sergei Brin, le cofondateur de Google, qui, avec son épouse, a offert 500.000 dollars. À lire aussiWikipédia: Jimmy Wales appelle à la générosité des lecteursLa fondation créée par Jimmy Wales, le co-fondateur de Wikipédia, fonctionne sans aucun support publicitaire. Les sites Internet qu’elle héberge – ils attirent chaque mois quelque 470 millions d’internautes – ont donc besoin de ces dons pour pouvoir continuer à exister. Au total, les besoins de Wikimedia pour la période 2011-2012 sont estimés à 28,3 millions de dollars. La différence entre cette somme et les 20 millions récoltés sera comblée par plusieurs institutions, telle la Fondation Sloane.”Notre modèle fonctionne admirablement bien. Les gens ordinaires utilisent Wikipedia et ils aiment ça, et leurs contributions permettent de continuer à prospérer. Cela maintient notre indépendance et nous permet de se concentrer uniquement sur la fourniture d’un service public utile” se réjouit Sue Gardner, la directrice exécutive de Wikimedia. “Nous sommes le 5e site le plus populaire au monde et nous fonctionnons avec une portion infime des ressources des autres top sites. Votre argent sera bien utilisé” promet-elle dans un message de remerciements (lien non disponible).Le 9 janvier 2012 à 09:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Papa Murphys posts strong preliminary Q4 results

first_imgPapa Murphy’s posted preliminary unaudited results for the fourth quarter of 2018 on Monday, and the numbers are welcome news for the Vancouver-based take-and-bake pizza chain, which has struggled amid an increasingly competitive casual fast-food landscape.Net income for the fourth quarter was reported to be approximately $20 million or 12 cents per share, with a revenue of $32 million, both of which exceeded the amounts that analysts had predicted. Sales decreased by an estimated 1.3 percent, but that number represents an improved sales trend over previous quarters.The company has been working to improve its sales numbers by ratcheting up its digital marketing and adding options like online ordering and home delivery. Officials announced in November that they would conduct a review of “strategic alternatives” that included the possibility of selling the business.The fourth-quarter results bring the company’s total revenue for 2018 to an estimated $126.4 million, with profit of $4.3 million or 26 cents per share. The company’s stock was up 7.8 percent at closing on Tuesday.last_img read more

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New Control Tower at Vance AFB follows Turbulent Journey

first_imgThe new control tower for Vance Air Force Base in north central Oklahoma is expected to open in a matter of months, if not sooner, following a torturous construction process that saw its estimated completion date pushed back numerous times.The $10 million project initially was supposed to be completed in May 2012, but after multiple delays it wasn’t finished until this past September, reported the Enid News & Eagle.“It has taken longer to build the tower than it did to originally build Vance,” said Mike Cooper, military liaison for the city of Enid. “Anything that could go wrong did go wrong,” he said.A variety of factors played a role in delaying the project, starting with the need to redesign the tower after it was discovered the elevator and stairwell did not meet federal requirements for accommodating medical personnel during an emergency. That delay caused the project to lose its place in line with the firm producing the pre-cast concrete pieces needed for the tower.Other issues included problems with the fire suppression system’s pressurization in the stairwell and the glass in the tower’s cab.“Every phase had an issue,” said Cooper, who also is the president of ADC.The resident engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers who oversaw the project blamed the lead contractor for the effort’s protracted timeline. “We strive to obtain a quality product for a warfighter,” said Charlie Thurman. “It took the contractor an inordinately long time to achieve that,” he said.Now engineers from Keesler AFB are putting the finishing touches on the new control tower. Once it becomes operational, Vance personnel will have 60 days to move equipment from the old tower before it is demolished, according to the story. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Thursday March 22 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprnListen nowWhat’s in it for Alaska? Here are 6 things in the federal spending billLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.The $1.3 trillion bill has many items of Alaska interest. But two things not in this bill are also of note.Congress poised to approve $15M for village relocation in AlaskaRachel Waldholz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThe spending bill would double the budget of the Denali Commission, which funds infrastructure in rural Alaska. The commission says virtually all the new money will go to relocating the eroding village of Newtok.As bridge fix continues, Glenn Highway congestion could go on for daysCasey Grove, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA tall load on a semi trailer collided with a highway overpass bridge on Wednesday, and damage to the bridge forced transportation officials to close the highway’s southbound lanes. Then the state’s busiest commute was detoured through Eagle River on Thursday, causing hours-long delays.ACLU sues city of Palmer over alleged unlawful immigrant arrest Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA civil rights group is suing an Alaska police department over what it says was the unlawful arrest and detention of an immigrant last summer.State budget largely unchanged after 3 days of amendmentsAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauMinority caucus Republicans offered amendments that would cut $28 million, but none passed.Feds take key step toward approving another Conoco development in NPR-AElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageIf it goes forward, the project would be ConocoPhillips’s third oil development inside the boundaries of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.Using wood to stay warm in BethelChristine Trudeau, KYUK – BethelMore than 90 percent of households in Bethel use heating oil to keep warm, according to census data. But a lot of people supplement with wood, even though there are no trees on the tundra.What it takes to respond to a mental health crisisAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageIf someone breaks their arm or twists an ankle, we generally know what to do – brace it and get help. But what if someone is hurting mentally instead of physically? A bandage won’t help, but a Mental Health First Aid class will.last_img read more

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Clashes as Hong Kong protesters vent at China border traders

first_imgHong Kong: Clashes broke out between police and Hong Kong demonstrators Saturday as the latest anti-government protests took aim at traders coming across the border from mainland China. Police used pepper spray and batons against masked protesters in Sheung Shui, a town near the border with China, after thousands marched to complain about “parallel traders”. Sheung Shui boasts dozens of pharmacies and cosmetic stores that are hugely popular with mainland merchants who snap up goods in Hong Kong — where there is no sales tax — and resell them across the border. Protesters used bottled water to clean their eyes of pepper spray while one demonstrator was bleeding from a head wound, an AFP reporter said. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us While parallel traders bring business to regions near the border, they are also a source of tension for locals. “It’s really annoying. The rent has gone higher. Other small shops and restaurants can’t survive. The whole region has become a place serving for parallel traders instead of local residents,” protester Siu Hok-yan, 74, told AFP. Most of the shops in Sheung Shui were shuttered ahead of the protests, with protesters forcing the few still open to close, images broadcast by local media showed. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us In a statement late Saturday police said they deployed force after protesters began arguing with locals and “attempted to charge at police officers when the officers intervened.” Protesters accused police of charging without warning. Hong Kong has been rocked by a month of huge peaceful protests as well as a series of separate violent confrontations with police sparked by a law that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China. Advertise With Us Last month its parliament was trashed by hundreds of masked, youth-led protesters in unprecedented scenes. The bill has since been postponed but that has done little to quell public anger which has evolved into a wider movement calling for democratic reforms, universal suffrage and a halt to sliding freedoms in the semi-autonomous hub. Protesters are also demanding the bill be scrapped entirely, an independent inquiry into police use of tear gas and rubber bullets, an amnesty for those arrested and for the city’s unelected leader Carrie Lam to step down. Beijing has thrown its full support behind Lam, calling on Hong Kong police to pursue anyone involved in the parliament storming and other clashes. In recent years there has been a backlash against the influx of mainland tourists and immigrants, with more hardcore protesters describing them in derogatory terms such as “locusts”. Some one million mainlanders have moved to Hong Kong since its 1997 handover, a flashpoint issue in the notoriously overcrowded city which already boasts one of the world’s most expensive property markets.last_img read more

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Ponting leads Oz greats in slamming Haddin axing

first_imgAustralia greats Ricky Ponting and Ian Healy say axing wicketkeeper Brad Haddin for the third Ashes Test against England starting on Wednesday is a mistake, while Matthew Hayden called it “outrageous”.Haddin, the vice-captain, has been overlooked in favour of the younger Peter Nevill, who impressed on his international debut in the second Test at Lord’s after the 37-year-old pulled out to be with his sick daughter Mia. Also Read – Khel Ratna for Deepa and Bajrang, Arjuna for JadejaFormer captain Ponting, who played 168 Tests, said the decision did not sit well with him.“I am disappointed with the decision to leave Brad Haddin out of the Test team for Edgbaston,” he said in a column for The Australian newspaper, adding that he was “the heart and soul of the team”.“All reports suggest he would have played at Lord’s but he made the only and right decision to be with his daughter Mia who was very ill in hospital and missed that match. Also Read – Endeavour is to facilitate smooth transition: Shastri“I know it would have been a hard call for him, he has been a single-minded and determined servant of Australian cricket, but he rightfully put his family first and has paid the price for it.“I know he won’t complain about being dropped. He is a tough character but it doesn’t sit right with me.”The decision was made by on-tour selector Rod Marsh, himself one of Australia’s greatest wicketkeepers, and coach Darren Lehmann, according to captain Michael Clarke. Haddin’s daughter reportedly suffers from neuroblastoma — a rare form of cancer that attacks children aged five years or younger.Ponting added that he feared Test cricket was now over for Haddin and “I am a little concerned that the team may miss him more than they expect. I hope I am wrong”. Haddin, who retired from one-day international cricket after helping Australia win the World Cup this year, turns 38 in October with Nevill now seemingly having the chance to make the Test position his own.Former opening batsman Hayden was even more outspoken, questioning the precedent set by selectors.“After the hell he’s gone through it is outrageous that Brad Haddin hasn’t gotten his spot back for the third Ashes Test,” he wrote in a column for“Any mum and dad who has experienced the issues Brad and his wife Karina are going through will understand there’s no way he was in a position to play cricket at Lord’s.last_img read more

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Natives of a Small Pacific Island Worship Prince Philip as a Sacred

first_imgThousands of miles away from Buckingham Palace, on a remote small island in the South Pacific, Prince Philip, spouse and consort of reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II, has a cult attached to his name and it goes beyond his figure as a royal. He is venerated by the people who live in and around the village of Yaohnanen on Vanuatu’s island of Tanna. They worship the Duke of Edinburgh as their ‘tabu man.’ The designation attributes the 97-year-old royal such qualities that he is considered sacred.London, UK – May 3, 2011: Warm dawn sunlight illuminates the Portland stone facade, windows, balcony and ornate entrance gates of Buckingham Palace, London residence of the British Monarch, from the Victoria Memorial on The Mall.The extraordinary relationship that the local islanders garner for the longest-serving consort in British history is founded on an ancient story and prophecy.British author Matthew Baylis, who has spent some time living among these people, says the locals even believe that it is Prince Philip who reigns over the United Kingdom. That the Queen is merely there to help, not the other way round.Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, 1953.The Tanna people still live according to their traditional way of life. They have a self-sufficient gift economy which does not use cash, and their food is all locally grown. Some of the younger travel a great distance to see a proper school, but not everyone does so.The islanders believe that the Duke of Edinburgh is the embodiment of an ancient mountain spirit. This spirit, the prophecy says, has traveled miles away to foreign realms of the world, has taken the form of a white man and has espoused himself to a pretty powerful lady.HRH The Duke of Edinburgh with guests at Hillsborough Castle during a visit to present 100 Gold Award Certificates to Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants. Photo by Aaron McCracken / Harrisons – Northern Ireland Office CC BY 2.0The prophecy also has it that eventually this man, who has been identified as Prince Philip, will one day come back on the island. Whether in bodily or more spiritual form, on the day he returns, he will stay among the locals. So, each year, if not each day, the Tanna people compassionately await their Prince Philip to join them.The origins of this cult can be traced to the 1950s. However, it really took hold after the British Royal family reached the shores of Vanuatu, at the time called New Hebrides, as part of a tour around the Commonwealth in 1974.Yaohnanen tribesmen show pictures of 2007 visit with Prince Philip. Photo by Christopher Hogue Thompson CC BY-SA 3.0A famous Tanna warrior, the late Chief Jack Naiva, caught a sight of Prince Philip on the royal yacht Britannia as it anchored at the country’s capital of Port Vila. In that same instance, it was clear for Chief Jack that this was indeed the embodiment of his peoples’ ancient spirit.A white pig that the Tanna people received as a symbolic gift from Prince Philip during the 1974 visit ultimately cemented his cult status among the villagers.Tanna domestic, Vanuatu, June 2009. Photo by Phillip Capper CC BY 2.0Subsequently, the villagers maintained a correspondence with Buckingham Palace, in which they received a signed portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh. In return, they sent a local gift to appreciate the gesture. In 2007, Prince Philip even welcomed a group of five men from Tanna at Windsor Castle. The meeting was held behind closed door.All of these stories are embedded in the local stories about Prince Philip. Ceremonies are held to honor his highly important figure. Significant world events are also attributed to his divine and mystical powers, or are at least in some way linked to the prince consort.The Duke of Edinburgh in Brisbane, Australia, in 1954.It was supposedly due to his great powers that President Obama was elected as the first African-American president of the U.S., reports Matthew Baylis. After that, the Duke of Edinburgh also aided President Obama in his mission to eliminate Osama bin Laden.When a strong cyclone hit the Pacific nation in 2015, it was perceived as a sign that Prince Philip would soon be visiting the island. Another storm that coincided with the announcement of Prince Philip’s retirement from royal duties, in 2017, was hailed as being triggered by this royal news.Prince Phili Photograph by Allan Warren, 1992 CC BY-SA 3.0Baylis suggests that the villagers “may well see his withdrawal from public duties as … having attained some higher rung of taboo, sacred status.”A local prophet known as Fred Nasse fueled the talk of Prince Philip returning on the island. In 2015, he persuaded his fellow-believers that something very significant would happen on the island soon. Something so great that everyone around the world will tune in to them and follow through the change.For now, no announcements have been issued by Buckingham Palace regarding Prince Philip changing his address.Read another story from us: That Time the Future Queen Elizabeth II Slipped Incognito into the London CrowdsFor those thinking that the Tanna people are silly for their religion, they have a perfect response. Chief Jack made a deep impression on writer Matthew Baylis. He had told him: “They’ve been waiting 2,000 years for a sign from Jesus. But our Philip sends us photographs! And one day he will come,” according to the Express.How the Tannese culture lives on after Prince Philip’s life eventually ceases one day, it remains to be seen.Perhaps his spirit will one day return to the village of Yaohnanen.last_img read more

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Sydneybased Corporate travel management company M

first_imgSydney-based Corporate travel management company Maxim’s Travel will join Magellan Travel Group, facilitating further network growth for the group.“Corporate agencies of the calibre and reputation of Maxim’s joining the Magellan Travel Group further vindicates the decision we made to provide additional value-adds, services and support specifically to the corporate travel management sector,” said national manager Magellan Corporate Scott Darlow.Maxim’s Travel is an award-winning, corporate travel management company. Owner and managing director Chris Goddard said his company undertook a strategic alignment review, with the Magellan Travel Group providing “a holistic solution which met both of our economic and positioning objectives.“Magellan Travel Group chief executive Andrew Macfarlane said that he is “particularly pleased about the opportunity to work with Chris and his team at Maxim’s. They have very successfully built a brand, which has proven to deliver premium service in corporate travel.“The signing of Maxim’s and other soon to be announced corporate members highlights the appetite that is out there for agencies, both leisure and corporate, seeking greater transparency, value and partnership from their chosen travel group.”Image: Chris Goddard, owner and managing director, Maxim’s Travel (left) and Scott Darlow, national manager Magellan Corporate Magellan Travel GroupMaxim’s Travellast_img read more

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S. Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. The Nov.

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