LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment With over thirty-five years working in the entertainment industry, award winning actress Tonya Williams has worked in front and behind the cameras. After studying in the Drama program at Ryerson University, she started her career in Toronto, Canada. With much success, she soon moved to Los Angeles where her career continued to soar.Tonya is best known for her twenty-year starring role as ‘Olivia Hastings’ on the daytime drama The Young and The Restless where she won numerous awards nationally and internationally, including two NAACP Image Awards and an ACTRA award of excellence.Always seeking ways to help emerging racially diverse talent back in Canada, she founded Reelworld Film Festival in 2001. Reelworld has been and continues to be a launching pad for great talent in all areas of the entertainment industry. Through her production company Wilbo Entertainment she has had the opportunity to produce and direct, and for five years Tonya sat on the Toronto Film Board where she worked diligently at creating more opportunities for emerging talent. She continues to be a passionate, tenacious advocate for filmmakers of colour around the world.This years 2017 jury was made up of: Tecca Crosby, Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs, Entertainment One Television; Lalita Krishna, Producer, In Sync Media; and Christina Piovesan, President and Producer, First Generation Films. The Crystal Awards jury is made up of past Crystal Award winners.GET TICKETS Twitter Advertisement Actress, Producer, Director, President of Wilbo Entertainment and Founder/President of Reelworld Film Festival, to receive 2017 Special Jury Award of Distinction at WIFT-T Crystal Awards on December 5. Login/Register With: Advertisement WIFT-T, takes pride in not only providing opportunities for women to rise in their careers, they also celebrate their accomplishments and moments of triumph..Every year, since 1988, WIFT-T has invited the community – their partners, supporters, and members – to gather in honour of the women and men who have paved the way in the industry. To date, more than 130 industry leaders have received a WIFT-T Crystal Award.2017 marks the 30th year of this annual celebration. Tonya Williams will be receiving the WIFT-T Special Jury Award of Distinction. Join WIFT-T in honouring Tonya Williams and four other women who through their remarkable careers have broken ground, demonstrated incredible visionary insight, and are an inspiration to their peers, audiences, and the next generation of women in the industry. Facebook Advertisement
The walla patta was estimated to be over Rs 9.4 million. Four people were arrested while they were attempting to smuggle awalla patta out of the country.Customs officers seized the walla patta at the Bandaranaike International Airport today.
Amid concerns about the potential spread of HIV/AIDS in Afghanistan, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently led a two-day workshop in Kabul to help improve preventive education and raise awareness.More than 20 officials from the country’s Ministry of Education, as well as Kabul Education University representatives and teachers, attended last week’s event, the agency said.At the end of the workshop, UNESCO and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UN/AIDS) launched a toolkit programme designed to reinforce preventive education and increase collaboration on fighting the deadly disease.UNESCO said 500 copies of the toolkit, containing basic information on the virus in both Dari and Pashto languages, are being distributed to officials and teacher training institutions.There are only 58 registered cases of HIV in Afghanistan, but health officials fear the real number is much higher.Experts have warned that the war-torn country faces a high risk of an HIV/AIDS epidemic because of several factors, including the growing number of injecting drug users, the high number of internally displaced people, the low status of women, and a weak public health system.
Sections of the central and southeast parts of Zone 1 and Reserved A parking lots will be blocked off Monday and Tuesday.The closure is to facilitate work for future installation of fibre optic cable.Parts of the lots will be blocked off Monday and possibly also on Tuesday.Most of Zone 1 and Reserved A will remain available for parking but if additional parking is required, permit holders displaying their current valid permit may also park in Zone 2 ((Lots T, U or V) or Lot S.
Yesterday International Mining attended the opening of Xstrata Technology’s newest base, in London, as it expands its technology development and marketing offering for the global mining, mineral processing and metals extraction industries further into Europe. Rakan Rahbani will be based in the UK’s capital from where he will focus on the European, Russian and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) markets. This complements Xstrata’s current global network of offices in Chile, South Africa, Canada and Australia.General Manager, Mineral Processing, Lindsay Clark, said: “There is huge potential for our technologies in the European and CIS region over the next few years, and London is an ideal base for Xstrata Technology to expand its exposure to new countries due to its proximity to target markets and the fact it is home to some of our most important clients.“Xstrata Technology’s grinding and flotation technologies, IsaMillsTM and Jameson Cells, which are now standard equipment in new concentrators and coal preparation plants in many countries, are quickly being adopted in Europe and the CIS, so we are seeing an increase in demand for our suite of technologys as evidenced by our recent IsaMillTM installation in Portugal. This builds on the success of our ISASMELTTM technology which has been successfully adopted for metals recycling in Belgium, Germany and England, and our Albion Process atmospheric leaching technology which has also recently been adopted by Xstrata Zinc in Spain and Germany, and has been selected for refractory gold applications in Romania and Armenia.”Joe Pease, Chief Executive for Xstrata Technology, who was in London for the opening of the new base, said: “The mining industry in Europe is undergoing a renaissance to meet the demands of both commodity markets and the environment. Our products have been specifically developed for energy efficiency and robustness, and our model is based on support and technology transfer to “build plants that work”. Xstrata Technology’s new London base aims to develop this new market, and support its new and existing customers.”Rakan has been involved in the European region for several years, including full scale IsaMillTM installations and commissioning in Portugal, and testwork and flowsheet development in Russia and Turkey, in addition to his experience on a range of projects in other countries.
As some rising commodity prices bring the sparkle back into potential new mining projects, raising enough finance remains a challenge. B&E International, specialist in crushing and screening plants, has a toll model that reduces the capital demands of mining entrepreneurs. “Many smaller operators – or those who are new to the mining business – often find it difficult to raise all the necessary capital for starting up once the feasibility studies have proved a project viable,” Chris Weideman, Director Operations at B&E International, says. “They may also lack the in-depth expertise required to establish and operate a processing plant cost-effectively and efficiently; that is where we come in.”For more than 40 years, B&E International has been developing its capacity to design, build and run process plants, and has the experience of operating in many countries, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. The construction sector is also a key focus area of B&E International, building and operating aggregate crushing plants for a range of applications.The company’s extensive manufacturing facility in Gauteng allows it to conduct an entire plant construction almost entirely in-house, according to customer requirements. Its control of the whole value chain raises quality levels, holds down costs and shortens lead times. “We have engaged in a number of successful contracts where we undertake to design, construct and operate a plant on behalf of a mining customer, so that they can focus on other important aspects of mining,” says Weideman. “We retain ownership of the plant and charge a toll rate depending on the production output. This removes the financial burden of paying upfront for their processing plant, and reduces the risk of that plant underperforming to the detriment of the whole project.”He says there is also the option for the customer to take back ownership of the plant after an initial five year to seven year period, where they would pay only the residual value of the plant based on an amortisation formula that could be agreed in advance.In addition to its head office and branches in South Africa, B&E International has permanent bases in Namibia and Botswana; it has worked in countries including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia, and has also sold equipment into the DRC.
GMDs were selected for this project instead of ring-geared mill drives (RMD). The GMD solution eliminates several critical mechanical components that are used within a conventional mill drive system. By mounting the rotor poles directly onto the mill flange, the mill itself becomes the rotor of a synchronous machine. This means that the torque transmission from the machine to the mill body happens without any mechanical components like gearboxes, couplings, pinions or ring gear. “By eliminating all these mechanical components, the customer is saving over 1.5% in energy costs. At an operation of the size of Tasiast, these savings can be substantial,” said Marcelo Perrucci, Global Product Manager for grinding solutions at ABB’s mining business unit.In addition to this, ABB gearless mill drives are equipped with Roebel bars in the winding. Patented in 1912 by ABB (BBC then) Engineer Ludwig Roebel, this copper bar concept offers lower losses by having more copper in slot compared to alternative technologies, such as multi-turn coils. Onsite conditions and environmental factors, such as intense heat and humidity, were taken into consideration when designing this solution. The availability-centred design ensured maximised equipment and process uptime. ABB’s single pole mounting design ensures that a perfect alignment is met, making sure the air gap is constant across the mill circumference. Cooling units located on the bottom of the machine facilitate maintenance and ensure that in an unlikely situation where there is a water leakage, liquid will not enter the machine.ABB’s gearless mill drive offering is part of the innovative ABB Ability™ MineOptimize portfolio. “MineOptimize is a framework that encompasses optimised solutions, developed engineering, digital applications and collaborative services to help mining companies achieve the most efficient design, build and operation of any mining and mineral processing facility. With digitalisation at its heart, ABB Ability MineOptimize provides the ideal platform to reach top performance levels in today’s market conditions. Optimised solutions, for example, fully integrate electrical, automation and instrumentation systems into one collaborative environment, saving time and eliminating risks. This ensures key data is shared with the right systems and people at the right time to achieve the best results. The robustness of this system allows for operation under the most extreme environmental conditions, such as high altitudes, varied climates and remote locations.”With the critical mill drive equipment in place, ABB and Tasiast collaborated on the service and maintenance strategy that would best serve this operation and maintain top equipment performance. The customer chose an LTSA – ABB’s long term service agreement for mining assets. It was supported by a Lifecycle Manager and included proactive scheduled monitoring and maintenance, as well as remote diagnostic and troubleshooting services. This range of services also includes training and facilitates the transfer of best practices to the local mine maintenance teams during the term of the agreement. “A […] LTSA is an efficient and cost-effective way to manage the life cycle needs of complete drive solutions and reduce the overall cost of maintaining them. It combines one or more services into an agreement customised to meet site-specific requirements for predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance,” said Venkat Nadipuram, Global Product Manager for grinding services at ABB’s mining business unit.The services provided at Tasiast include a digital application where ABB experts monitor the equipment remotely and provide predictive maintenance reports to ensure continued and efficient performance. As part of the ABB Mining Care global standardized service agreement framework, the services delivered to Tasiast provide remote assistance which includes access to the 24 h/d supportline. They also include troubleshooting with on-demand, 24 hour remote access and technical support from ABB mining process specialists. The operations team at the mine has access to a global network of experts who can access the system and check equipment status from anywhere in the world; which is especially important in more isolated locations. This makes problem identification and resolution much quicker to help prevent costly production interruptions.Another service proactively monitors the assets’ health to see how the drive system is working and provides periodic maintenance reports throughout the year. “On a quarterly basis, ABB experts review key system data and provide a comprehensive health report for the system. The reports include expert analysis with data trends and recommendations for preventive maintenance actions to prevent potential failures. This helps identify potential issues well before they ever get the chance to become problems. A single page ‘executive summary’ at the beginning of the report highlights any urgent actions that need to be taken and provides a concise overview of the health of the system. The reports use analysis of long-term historical figures, as well as real time resolution snapshot data to give a holistic view of the actual system health.”ABB Ability™ predictive maintenance services for grinding provide online condition monitoring; this new digital application monitors important rotor and mill KPIs, which are specifically developed to support individual customer needs. This technology monitors the entire drive system and recommends preventive and predictive maintenance activities to keep the process running smoothly. On August 1, 2018, Kinross announced that construction was complete and that first ore had gone through the semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill. Since then, the mill throughput increased from 8,000 t,d to 12,000 t/d, representing a 50% increase. The mine estimates average annual production of gold to be 409,000 oz/yr through 2027.Phase One added incremental crushing and grinding capacity to the existing carbon-in-leach (CIL) circuit, which includes an oversized SAG mill and gyratory crusher. For this expansion project, Kinross selected ABB to provide a 26 MW gearless mill drive system (GMD) for the mine’s 40 ft SAG mill, as well as other drives, electrical infrastructure equipment and a long-term service agreement (LTSA). Kinross Gold significantly expanded production capacity at Tasiast gold mine in Mauritania, adding incremental crushing and grinding capacity to the existing carbon-in-leach (CIL) circuit. The company selected ABB’s 26 MW gearless mill drive system (GMD) for the mine’s 40 ft SAG mill, as well as other drives, electrical infrastructure equipment and a long-term service agreement (LTSA). This is expected to reduce operating costs, improve process throughput and reliability while saving energy and keep equipment in top form.The Tasiast gold mine is an opencast operation located in northwestern Mauritania on the West coast of Africa, approximately 300 km north of the capital city of Nouakchott. It is owned and operated by Kinross Gold (Kinross), a Canadian-based senior gold mining company with mines and projects in the US, Brazil, Russia, Mauritania, Chile and Ghana. Kinross’ focus is on delivering value based on the core principles of operational excellence, balance sheet strength, disciplined growth and responsible mining. The company recently initiated a phased expansion of its operations at Tasiast. Phase One significantly expanded production capacity and is also expected to reduce operating costs.
Pollution : Un pic est prévu ce lundi en Ile-de-FrancePour ce lundi, Airparif a annoncé qu’il prévoyait un dépassement du seuil d’information à la pollution aux particules fines. Un dépassement qui pourrait se prolonger durant 24 heures.Ce lundi 4 mars, et ce pendant toute la durée de la journée, Airparif prévoit un dépassement du seuil d’information à la pollution aux particules fines en Ile-de-France. Un niveau d’information activé quand la concentration de 50 microgrammes par m3 d’air se trouve dépassé durant une période prolongée de 24 heures. Toutes personnes asthmatiques, ou présentant une insuffisance respiratoire se voient donc recommander la plus grande prudence en évitant toutes activités sportives intenses en extérieur. Sont aussi concernés par cette information, les personnes âgées ainsi que les jeunes enfants, bien souvent plus vulnérables que le reste de la population à la hausse du niveau de la pollution.Le vélo et le co-voiturage recommandésAfin de limiter les effets de ce pic de pollution en région parisienne, la préfecture de police de Paris a vivement recommandé quant à elle aux citadins de privilégier des modes de transports moins polluants comme le vélo ou encore le co-voiturage.Le 3 mars 2013 à 20:15 • Guichaoua Virginie
A Vancouver man was sentenced to eight years in federal prison for stealing and selling 26 firearms from a Hazel Dell gun store, of which at least one was later fired at police, the Department of Justice said Monday.Daniel McNett, 23, was convicted of a Nov. 30, 2010, burglary of Discount Guns on Highway 99. McNett and a getaway driver, Nicholas Southard, 21, made off with one rifle and 25 pistols of various makes and calibers.The department said the men sold some of the weapons for drugs and cash, including to convicted felons. One of the guns was later fired at a SWAT team attempting to serve a search warrant, although no one was injured.In asking Judge Benjamin Settle at the U.S. District Court in Tacoma for a lengthy sentence, prosecutors noted that McNett has refused to help law enforcement track down any of the weapons.“Although law enforcement has been able to recover a handful of the firearms … there are a number of dangerous weapons at large in our community that are likely in the hands of felons, drug users and other criminals at this very moment,” federal prosecutors wrote in their sentencing memo.
Dhamtari: Four Naxals were killed in an encounter with the Special Task Force (STF) in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday. Bodies of the four Naxals along with seven weapons were recovered. This comes days after three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and a civilian were killed during an encounter with Naxals in Keshkutul area of Bijapur district in the state.
Visakhapatnam: Visakhapatnam Port Trust attained the third position among major ports in cargo traffic during April to July 2019 in the current financial year. VPT handled cargo traffic of 23.70 MTs during April to July 2019 as compared to 21.52 MTs of corresponding period of previous year, thus, an incremental volume of 2.18 million tonnes has been achieved. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us From the fourth position secured last year, VPT achieved a growth of more than 10 per cent which is the highest among major ports. Increase in volumes of iron ore and pellets, coking coal, crude oil and petroleum products and the container cargo have contributed to the growth in traffic at VPT. Cargo traffic handled at the port is continuing to be on growth trajectory for the fourth consecutive year. Major developmental projects undertaken by the port during the last two years includes commissioning of three berths in the inner harbour with panamax capability, work on development of additional oil handling facility OR-3 along with OR-1 and OR-2 are progressing. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us One harbour mobile crane of 100 tonnes capacity is being installed on licence basis. RFID Gate management system is implemented. This apart, regular liaison with railways for allotment of adequate rakes for faster clearance Port of Visakhapatnam has constituted a business development team to adopt innovative marketing strategies. MoU is signed on Saturday with TANGEDCO for undertaking end-to-end service of transportation of coal from mines to the power plant in Tamil Nadu.
bagerhatA vegetable vendor was killed as a bus hit a human hauler on Bagerhat-Khulna road in Fulbari area of Sadar upazila of Bagerhat on Sunday morning, reports news agency UNB.The deceased is Akkas Fakir, 36, son of Hashem Fakir of Majhidanga village in Sadar upazila.The accident took place when the Bagerhat-bound bus rammed the human hauler, carrying vegetables, in the morning, leaving its driver-cum-vegetable vendor dead on the spot, said Bagerhat model police station sub-inspector Lutfor Rahman.
Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda. File photoChief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Tuesday said there is no way to defer the date of the 11th national parliamentary elections further, reports UNB. He came up with the remark while inaugurating the training session of returning officers at the Election Commission office in the capital. “There’s no scope to delay it further. So, it won’t be possible to defer the date as we’ve already completed all the preparations for holding the election on 30 December,” said the CEC. He urged the returning officers to perform their duties neutrally without fear.”We’ve fixed the date considering many things,” said the CEC adding, “Besides, the new parliament must be formed by 29 January.”
A man was killed in what police called a gunfight in Fishery Ghaat area of Chattogram city early Tuesday.The law enforcement claimed that the deceased Mohammad Shahabuddin was an accused in a gang-rape case.Inspector (investigation) Mohammad Kamruzzaman of Kotwali police station told Prothom Alo that a twelfth grader madrasa student was allegedly picked up and gang-raped by some young men on Sunday.When they again called and asked her for meeting them saying that they had video clips of the rape incident, her family filed the case on Monday, the police official added.At this, police on Monday night arrested one Shyamol Dey who gave them information on Shahabuddin.On information, a police team went to Fishery Ghaat to arrest Shahabuddin.Sensing the presence of the policemen, Shahabuddin and his associates started firing on them, prompting the law enforcers to retaliate, Mohammad Kamruzzaman said. Shahabuddin was found dead on the spot after his associates fled the scene, the official added.He also claimed that two policemen were injured in the alleged gunfight. Prothom Alo, however, could not verify the law enforcement’s version of the incident independently as no version of it was available immediately either from any witness or from any member of the victim’s family.
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /03:43 “You know, I’m not the kind of person that could help him write that speech, but I think I would have said, ‘And we do love freedom, and we know that Donald Trump does, too, so we’re all going to get behind him and we’re going to win in November.’ He sort of said it, but kind of skipping around the edge, and that’s why, I guess, I was upstairs, and thank goodness, cause I think it was embarrassing that people booed. I thought that was awful.”Dwayne Collins is a delegate from Van Zandt County in northeast Texas. He also characterized himself as a long-time Cruz supporter. He said he understood why Cruz was reluctant to endorse Donald Trump, particularly given some of the personal attacks Trump made on the senator’s wife and father. “I had just begun today to get on the Trump train, I mean really beginning to get enthusiastic, and it’s taken some wind out of my sails,” he said.But Collins said that he thought the divisions would be more likely to hurt Cruz than Trump. That’s certainly a possibility. Trump is the Republican nominee. If he loses to Hillary Clinton in the fall because Cruz didn’t go all out to support Trump, a lot of Republicans could hold that against Cruz if he decides to run again for president. Sen. Ted Cruz delivered his speech to the Republican National Convention Wednesday night and while he endorsed much of the platform on which Donald Trump campaigned for the party’s presidential nomination, Cruz did not actually endorse Trump.The longer Cruz’s speech went on, the more unhappy Trump’s supporters got. By the end, much of the crowd was booing the senator. Robin Walker, who is from Guadalupe County near San Antonio, says she supported Cruz in the primary and says she had a few problems with his speech. Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016 Listen Listen Click the audio play button above to hear more from News 88.7 politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider about the reaction to Cruz’s speech. X 00:00 /01:27 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Share
On an August summer day in 1901, two women by the names of Charlotte Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain were walking in the gardens near to the Petit Trianon in the Palace of Versailles, France. It should have been a normal vacation for the two British academics, but what they reported was a most unusual experience. It apparently began with an unnatural feeling of “oppression and dreariness,” then the two women allegedly saw a host of phantom-like figures, including Marie Antoinette. The Petit Trianon, which was gifted to her by Louis XVI in 1774, was a favorite retreat of the French queen.The odd occurrence, which the women concluded was a time slip, led them to issue a book about it, in 1911.Portrait of Marie Antoinette by Joseph Ducreux.Miss Moberly was 55-years-old at the time of the account, and Miss Jourdain was aged 38.Born in Winchester, England, in 1846, Miss Moberly came from a respectable family — her father was the Bishop of Salisbury. She was the principal of Oxford’s St. Hugh’s College, founded in 1866 exclusively as a school for women.Charlotte Anne Moberly.Miss Moberly retained the position of principal until 1915, when the position was taken up by her close friend, Eleanor Jourdain.But in the summer of 1901, when the two women traveled to France, they were only just getting to know each other. The trip was planned to enable them to spend time together and build their friendship.It was a journey they certainly remembered until the end of their lives, and which perhaps defined their relationship.Petit Trianon, park of Versailles. By Daderot CC BY-SA 3.0,The women were reportedly taking a stroll in the estate of Trianon, inside the Versailles complex.The path that leads from the main palace, the Grand Trianon, to the Petit Trianon is surrounded by ornamental gardens, forests, as well as other impressive structures like the neoclassical rotunda that is the Temple de l’Amour, and the opulent-looking Belvedere Pavilion.Versailles Petit Trianon. Photo by Kallgan CC BY-SA 3.0The Petit Trianon itself is a neoclassical gem. It’s a small château, completed in 1768 by Ange-Jacques Gabriel, the principal architect under King Louis XV of France. This is also the assumed place where Marie Antoinette was first informed of the imminent arrival of the French revolutionary mob.The estate of Trianon may generally evoke a feeling of mystery, both for its appearance and associated history. Could it have been this feeling that so much overwhelmed Miss Moberly and Miss Jourdain? Or was their memory playing tricks on them?Aerial view of the gardens of the Petit Trianon. The Petit Trianon is in the center, the Temple de l’Amour is behind, the Pavillon français is in front in the same perspective. Photo by ToucanWings CC BY-SA 3.0During the odd encounter, the two women later shared that they saw apparitions dressed in 18th-century costumes, as well as buildings and bridges that apparently just vanished.According to the two women, some of the people also interacted with them. Little did they think how strange it all was in the instance it was happening.24 Historical words ready to use todayOne encounter concerned a woman who was cleaning a building which later turned out doesn’t exist. Another, men in uniform who were not behaving themselves at their best. Miss Moberly and Miss Jourdain later concluded these were members of the Swiss Guard.Soldier and officer of the Gardes Suisses in French service, 1757.More phantom-like figures? A handsome young man wearing a fancy hat appeared out of nowhere and supposedly told them to hurry towards the palace.And perhaps the most striking moment is witnessing one woman who appeared to be sketching something. However, it was only Miss Moberly who remembered seeing her. Her assistant later claimed that she only sensed the presence of this woman… who according to their conclusion was none other than Marie Antoinette!Eleanor Jourdain.After this strange experience at Versailles, the two women took some time before they started dissecting the afternoon in detail. Both of them eventually concluded they must have experienced something paranormal — that they probably traveled in time.They remembered different things. For instance, only Miss Jourdain could recall hearing music, or the sight of farmers working close to the small château.One year later, the two academics wrote to the Society for Psychical Research and shared their adventure, but they were quickly dismissed. The women went on to investigate the case on their own.Versailles, France.Everything became more suspicious as Miss Jourdain went to visit Versailles once again. To her shock, the look of the entire place was much different than what she could recall from the first visit. Entire paths seemed to be missing. The distance between different spots around the gardens appeared different, too.Determined to find out the real identity of the people who appeared on their Versailles walk together, and the vanished buildings they saw, Miss Moberly and Miss Jourdain eventually offered their interpretations and explanations of things.World famous landmarks that are hiding something from the publicAccording to The Telegraph, the two women believed they physically encountered memories of Marie Antoinette from her time in prison in Paris in 1792. The queen was remembering, or sort of daydreaming her last day at Trianon in 1789.Some facts from history that meddle here? It was on August 10, 1792, when the Swiss Guards were slaughtered in Paris and time was running out from the monarchs, too.Petit Trianon, Palace of Versailles.Moberly and Jourdain published their story, albeit under pseudonyms, in a book titled An Adventure. What they had on the offer was indeed quite a compelling read. They had certainly invested some of their academic research skills in it. By 1913, the book reportedly sold 11,000 copies.Using false names for the book was probably a wise decision, as by sharing such ghostly stories, Moberly and Jourdain were also putting their reputation as academics at the stake, as much as the reputation of their school.We do not exclude the option what the women saw was a real ghostly situation, that they did experience the unbelievable. But it is more likely to assert that the alleged ghost sightings were of real people and the women just wrongfully interpreted the entire scene.The Comte de Vaudreuil was later suggested as a candidate for the man with the marked face allegedly seen by Moberly and Jourdain.Perhaps the people they saw were real, dressed up in 18th century costumes. They could have been dressed like that for several reasons. Miss Moberly and Miss Jourdain could have wandered into a film set or a historic reenactment (remember the kind guy who allegedly told the women to hurry to the palace?). Or, it could have also been a party, one thrown by Comte de Montesquieu.A terrific figure that this Comte was, he is known to have hosted some extravagant parties in this very area back in those days. The strangely dressed people could have been his guests.And if none of these scenarios rationalize the entire ghost story? It may have been that the two women were obsessed with the figure of Marie Antoinette, to the degree they let their imaginations wander a lot more than needed.Portrait of Marie Antoinette.Spiritual medium Hélène Smith had once claimed she was Marie Antoinette in one of her previous incarnations (the same woman also claimed she could talk with Martians).Read another story from us: Room For One More? This 250-room mansion is the largest privately owned home in the USMiss Jourdain died in 1924, and Miss Moberly in 1937; only after their deaths was their identity revealed as the real writers of the 1911 book. This stirred more interest on the entire case, but also more criticism. Most people denounced the ghost story and eventually, everything was forgotten a few years later.Stefan A. is a freelance writer and a regular contributor to The Vintage News. He is a graduate in Literature. He also runs the blog This City Knows.
3 min read Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. January 28, 2014 When it comes to selling your old phone or tablet, you have a few options. However, when it comes time to get rid of your old television, headphones or gaming system your choices are a bit more limited.Those types of sales often happen on sites like eBay and Craiglist. While sometimes effective, the procedure can involve long wait times to sell your stuff, dealing with flaky buyers and trying to figure out exactly how to ship your 3-year-old 40-inch plasma screen TV safely without the original box.FOBO, a startup that recently launched in San Francisco, is hoping to simplify the art of selling your old electronics using the one you carry with you most often: your smartphone. The app holds 97-minute auctions for your stuff that are restricted to just people who live in your geographic area. If you’re in the market for something in particular, you can sign up to receive a push notification when what you’re looking for goes on sale.In order to bid on an item you’re required to have a credit card on file with the service, and if you win an auction your card is instantly authorized for the purchase. When you do buy, you’re required to pick up your item within 48 hours. Miss the window, and you’re charged a $10 flaker fee.Related: The Best Way to Dispose of Old GadgetsThe best part about the service? Your electronics are guaranteed to sell. For each item, FOBO sets a starting price based on its own research on the item and what it might potentially sell for. If no one bids on your gadget, FOBO agrees to pay that starting price, and buys the item from you. Just like other auction sites, FOBO takes a cut of your final sale price: 15 percent. You can also leave feedback for both buyers and sellers, so you know who you’re going into business with. A comment stream on each item allows you to connect with potential buyers and answer questions while an auction is in progress.When you do sell an item, money is virtually exchanged between you and the buyer through the app when you meet up. Funds are then transferred to the seller’s bank account, a process that takes around two days to finalize.FOBO is the brainchild of the team behind Yardsale, a similar app that allows you to buy and sell everything from your old bike to your old winter coat.The app is currently live in San Francisco only, with plans to expand to other areas soon.Related: How to Dispose of Old Devices Without Losing Data or Harming the Environment Listen Now
It’s ‘raining awards’ for Carnival Australia brandsIt’s ‘raining awards’ for Carnival Australia brandsIt has been raining awards today for Carnival Australia with five of its iconic cruise lines featuring in the prestigious 2018 Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards for Australian cruising.Carnival Australia brand lines claimed nine awards including three separate category wins for home brand P&O Cruises with best new ship, best ship refurbishment and best onboard nightlife, and two each for Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line.“We welcome the awards for so many of our brands in a year of a number of milestones for our Australian business including P&O Cruises’ eighty-fifth anniversary of cruising from Australia, Princess Cruises’ more than 40 years and Carnival Cruise Line’s five years,” said Carnival Australia President Sture Myrmell.The Cruise Critic Australia category wins for Carnival Australia brands are as follows:Best New Ship – P&O Cruises’ Pacific ExplorerBest Service – Carnival Cruise LineBest Value for Money – Carnival Cruise LineBest Shore Excursions – Princess CruisesBest Dining – Princess CruisesBest for Solo Travellers – Holland America LineBest for Luxury – Seabourn Cruise LineBest Ship Refurbishment – P&O Cruises’ Pacific DawnBest Nightlife – P&O Cruises“The strength of our varied brands is that we offer something for everyone across the cruising spectrum,” Mr Myrmell said. “It is a great thrill to be recognised with awards across so many categories for our brands.”Source = Carnival Australia
A young man from Paralimni who is suspected of seriously injuring a student from Nicosia was arrested on Sunday evening.The student, 23, reported to Ayia Napa police on Saturday at 10pm that he was attacked and injured in a pub in Ayia Napa by an unknown person.The injured man was taken to a private clinic in Ayia Napa but later transferred to Nicosia general hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured jaw and underwent surgery.After securing testimony, a 23-year-old student from Paralimni was arrested in connection with the case and questioned.Another man, a 22-year-old tourist from the UK, told police that around 2.30am on Sunday, he was attacked outside a disco in Ayia Napa by strangers after he quarrelled with them.The tourist suffered a fractured cheekbone and was taken by a private ambulance to a Paralimni clinic where he is being treated.Police are conducting investigations to identify and arrest the perpetrators.You May LikeHealth & Human Research9 Foods to Detoxify Your KidneysHealth & Human ResearchUndoLiving MagazineNo Wonder the Locals Call it “Blood Lake”Living MagazineUndoJobParade.comRowland Heights Help Wanted! Up to $17-36+/Hr. Part/Full-Time Positions. Some Employers Will Train.JobParade.comUndo Property owners price themselves out of the marketUndoCyprus’ Dothraki warriorUndoCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoby Taboolaby Taboola