Author Archives: andrew sam

Arts$WChallenge Raises $526,158 in Private Support for Arts & Culture

Westchester County Executive George Latimer and the Westchester County Board of Legislators today joined with ArtsWestchester, to announce 45 Westchester arts organizations who are the recipients of matching funds from the Art$WChallenge grant program. This matching grant program, made possible with $200,000 of Westchester County support, provides much-needed funding for arts and culture in Westchester County. In total, the 45 arts organizations ...

Read More »

This week’s 5 best bets for arts & culture in Las Vegas

‘Come From Away’ In the days after 9/11, a small town in Newfoundland opened its hearts and homes to nearly 7,000 stranded travelers. The true stories of friendship inspired the Broadway musical “Come From Away,” which opens an eight-performance run Tuesday at The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Feb. 24 with 2 p.m. matinees Feb. ...

Read More »

Germany and UNICEF hand over 30 vehicles to support mobile health and nutrition services for children in Afar and Somali regions

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and UNICEF have today handed over 30 vehicles to the Afar and Somali Regional Health Bureaus for the provision of mobile health and nutrition services to children. The Somali Region received 19 vehicles and the remaining 11 went to Afar. The vehicles will be used by Mobile Health and Nutrition Teams in ...

Read More »

‘Venezuela doesn’t want you’: protesters intensify mutiny against Maduro

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have poured back on to the streets of Caracas and towns and cities across Venezuela to intensify their mutiny against Nicolás Maduro. “We want Maduro out and we want a free Venezuela,” said Kisbell Vargas, 27, who was part of a tsunami of dissent that swept west across Venezuela’s capital on Tuesday morning. Vargas, from a shantytown ...

Read More »

Brazil environment minister’s dismissal of slain Amazon defender stirs outrage

Brazilian environmental groups have blasted Jair Bolsonaro’s environment minister after he dismissed the murdered Amazon rain forest defender Chico Mendes as “irrelevant”. “I don’t know Chico Mendes,” the president’s environment minister, Ricardo Salles, told journalists on an interview show late Monday night, when asked about the famous Brazilian rubber tapper, union leader and environmentalist who was murdered in 1988. Salles oversees ...

Read More »

Iran’s president calls Trump ‘idiot’ as crowds chant ‘death to America’

Iran’s president has insisted “enemy” plots against the country will fail and called President Donald Trump an “idiot” as vast crowds marked 40 years since the Islamic revolution. Hundreds of thousands of Iranians, including soldiers, students, clerics and chador-clad women holding small children, marched through the capital in freezing rain on Monday to mark the anniversary. State television showed crowds carrying Iranian ...

Read More »

Turkey issues 1,100 arrest warrants for Gülenist coup suspects

Turkey has issued arrest warrants for a further 1,112 people with suspected connections to the outlawed Gülenist movement, as the impact of the 2016 failed military coup continues to reverberate around the country. The operation announced on Tuesday by Turkey’s state-run news agency is one of the biggest to date targeting followers of cleric Fethullah Gülen, a former ally of president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ...

Read More »

Lifestyle property for sale: Morningswood at Gisborne

It’s been the perfect base for them to enjoy activities such as horse riding and other outdoor pursuits. “We were looking for a property and this one came up, and we added to it by building stables and horse facilities,” Mr Ingram said. “While we haven’t played a lot of golf, we have maintained the course and to that extent, ...

Read More »

Apartment lifestyle suited to ageing in place

A philosophy of residents living life on their own terms, combined with the benefits of a village lifestyle and ageing in place, are cornerstones of Juniper’s latest development at its Elimatta Village in Menora, where a friendly new community is taking shape. Part of the latest phase at the village, Orana Apartments features 40 self-contained apartments in a range of ...

Read More »

Cochrane hits the sweet spot for both lifestyle and business

Chiseled into Cochrane’s entrance sign the words How the West is Now pretty much sum it up. This mountain-fringed hamlet has taken old-fashioned western gumption, fuelled by its roots in ranching, and parlayed it into creating a top-seeded business and lifestyle destination. It’s home to half a dozen sizeable tech companies, including Garmin Canada, 4iiii Innovations, Hunterwood Technologies and mcThings and is ...

Read More »