US experts visit prisons meet with officials from penitentiary department

first_imgRabat – A delegation of U.S. experts, on a visit to Morocco, conducted from February 24 to March 5 field visits in four prisons and held meetings with several officials from the General Delegation of the Penitentiary and Reintegration department.A statement of the said General Delegation, on Monday, says that following this visit which is part of the cooperation between the Kingdom and the United States in the penitentiary field, a program of cooperation and a finalized action plan for three next years were set up, noting that the program focuses on the identification of criminal evidence, classification, crisis management and integration.The delegation was composed of Judith McClintock, official in charge of Middle East at the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and Stlworthy Donald and Kenneth Braz, consultants in the penitentiary field.last_img read more

Prisoners FB posts Security Ministry extremely disappointed says culpable wardens will

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNormalcy restored at Lusignan Prison after riot on Monday eveningOctober 16, 2018In “Crime”Calm after the storm…Govt promises to address grievances of prisonersMarch 5, 2016In “latest news”President calls out Army to step up security around Camp St. Prison…after sickout by prison officersApril 14, 2016In “Crime” The Ministry of Public Security in a statement on the Facebook (FB) posts of prisoners engaged in the consumption of alcohol, which was posted on Sunday by inmate Abdul Andre Azimullah, who is currently on remand for murder, is being investigated.The Facebook photo showing the inmates consuming alcoholAccording to the Ministry, the incident took place at the New Amsterdam Prison and the cellphone used by Azimullah to make the post has since been confiscated.“The Ministry is extremely disappointed that alien objects and other material, inclusive of drugs and liquor, find their way into the various prisons as obviously happened here. There is no doubt collusion with prison wardens and prisoners which is causing this” the statement said. “This kind of misbehaviour by the culpable prison wardens will be dealt with very seriously after the ongoing investigations reveal who they are.”According to the Ministry, the Public will be further advised on the matter after investigations concludes.Meanwhile Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels was quoted in the media outlining his frustrations  over the embarrassing situation, while noting that the officer in charge of the facility will be made available during a press briefing to explain how is it the prisoners were able to receive the prohibited items.The prisoners are seen posing with expensive rum labelsHe did divulge however, that the items were probably smuggled into the compound by a Town Council tractor, while outlining that there is no direct evidence implicating any prison officer, at it pertains of the movement of the contraband into the prison.But, Samules did say that the sanctions will be taken against those found culpable, since prison officers must have observed the men drinking.Just recently, three prison officers were placed under investigation after a parcel, containing what is suspected to cannabis, was thrown over the fence at the Lusignan Prison’s holding bay. read more

At least 48 killed in Iraq bombings

first_imgA NEW WAVE of insurgent attacks in Iraq, mostly car bombs targeting Shiite-majority cities in the centre and south of the country, killed at least 48 people on Sunday, officials said.The attacks continue a surge in bloodshed that has engulfed the country for months.No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, which targeted commercial areas and parking lots in seven cities. But systematically organized waves of bombings are used out by al-Qaeda’s local branch, known as the Islamic State of Iraq, to undermine confidence in the Shiite-led government.Sometimes insurgents launch multiple attacks for two or more days in a row. On Monday, 27 people were killed in suicide attacks, bombings and shootings.The deadliest was in the city of Hillah, 95 kilometres south of Baghdad, where a car bomb explosion near an outdoor market and parking lot killed nine civilians and wounded 15 others, a police officer said.A few minutes later, another car bomb went off nearby, killing six civilians and wounding 14, he added.In the nearby town of Iskandariyah, 50 kilometres south of the capital, another car bomb hit a parking lot, killing four civilians and wounding nine, police said.Another explosives-rigged parked car bomb went off in an industrial area of the Shiite city of Karbala, killing four and wounding 25, a police officer said. Karbala is 80 kilometres south of Baghdad. In the aftermath, security officials inspected burnt-out cars in front of what appeared to be a smashed row of workshops.And in Kut, another Shiite-dominated city 160 kilometres (100 miles) south-east of Baghdad, a car bomb targeted a gathering of construction workers and food stalls, killing two and wounding 14, another provincial police officer said.Seven more civilians were killed and 31 others were wounded when four separate parked car bombs ripped through the towns of Suwayrah and Hafriyah outside Kut, police said.In Baghdad’s northern Sunni-dominated Azamiyah neighborhood, a car bomb that exploded near the convoy of the head of Baghdad’s provincial council killed three and wounded eight, police say. The council head escaped unharmed.Two other car bombs hit the southern cities of Basra and Nasiriyah, killing eight civilians and wounding 26, two police officers said. And two more civilians were killed when a bomb hit a police patrol in Baghdad’s Sunni western suburb of Abu Ghraib. Nine other people were wounded.To the north-east of Baghdad, gunmen broke into a farm in the village of Abu Sayda and killed three Sunni farmers, police said.Eleven medical officials confirmed the casualty figures. All spoke anonymously as they weren’t authorized to release information.Iraq is going through its deadliest bout of violence since 2008, raising fears the country is returning to a period of widespread killing such as that which pushed it to the brink of civil war following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. More than 4,000 people have been killed in attacks since the start of April, including 804 just in August, according to United Nations figures.last_img read more

Bracketron lance lUniversal USB Power Dock

first_imgBracketron lance l’Universal USB Power Dock L’entreprise Bracketron s’apprête à sortir l’Universal USB Power Dock qui peut accueillir plusieurs types de smartphone et se branche sur l’allume-cigare.L’entreprise Bracketron a songé à ceux qui souhaitent utiliser leur smartphone en voiture, sans décharger leur batterie ou bien lorsque la batterie est faible ou à plat. L’Universal USB Power Dock peut accueillir plusieurs types d’appareils. À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Ce dock se connecte lui-même sur l’allume-cigare de votre véhicule pour une utilisation à l’arrêt ou pour le passager, cela va sans dire… L’angle du téléphone est réglable, cela permet notamment d’utiliser le GPS de son smartphone en gardant ses mains sur le volant du véhicule.Le Dock peut évidemment acueillir l’iPhone 4S mais également tout type d’appareil dont la diagonale de l’écran mesure moins de 4,25 pouces. Le Dock Bracketron Universal USB Power se vend autour de 29,95 dollars, soit un peu plus de 20 euros, un prix abordable au vu des services que peut rendre l’appareil.Le 27 novembre 2011 à 12:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Gist Appointed To Kenai Superior Court

Gist Appointed To Kenai Superior Court

first_imgHe clerked for Alaska’s Chief Justice Alexander O. Bryner, worked in private practice, and has been an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Alaska since 2008. In Kenai, Jason Gist will join the Kenai Superior Court. Gist has practiced law in Alaska for more than 14 years, after graduating from the University of California – Berkeley School of Law in 2004. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Bill Walker appointed four new judges in Alaska. They will join the Kenai, Juneau, and Bethel Superior Courts, as well as the Court of Appeals.center_img Governor Walker: “I am grateful to each of these four Alaskans for their service to our state. Their history with Alaska, their excellent records, and the personal conversations I had with each of them made me confident they will serve Alaska well in their new roles.”last_img read more

Want a Galaxy S10 Plus Great Were giving one away

first_imgEnlarge ImageMeet the Galaxy S10 Plus. CNET Samsung just recently announced the newest members of the Galaxy S10 family, and two lucky winners will each get one of the new phones. We are joining forces with so two of our readers can get an unlocked version of one of the brand-new Samsung flagship phones.Before getting to the giveaway, let’s go over all the details for these new phones. The freshly reviewed Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus has a 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED curved screen and five cameras: two front-facing ones and three more in the back. Battery life is phenomenal, and the screen is easy to read even in full daylight. The standard Galaxy S10 has a total of four cameras and a 6.1-inch screen. You can compare the two here.Read also: Everything you need to know about the Galaxy S10 phones New Galaxy S10 phones bring it Galaxy Fold is the most exciting phone we’ve seen in years Every camera lens and curve on the new Galaxy S10 phones What’s the difference in all the S10 models? Galaxy Buds with wireless charging arrive March 8 for $130 64 Photos CNET Giveaway Mobile World Congress 2019 Samsung Event Galaxy S10 Plus is an everything phone 10:36 Comments Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10E: Every camera lens and curvecenter_img Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Tags More from Samsung And now, here are all of the prizes:The grand prize winner will take home the unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus in Ceramic White and also the complete Android pin collection exclusive to MWC 2019, courtesy of Google.galaxy-s10-plus-4The Galaxy S10 Plus takes fantastic photos from its five cameras. Angela Lang/CNET The runner-up will take home the unlocked version of the Galaxy S10 (we will email the winner to let them pick the color).To enter to win* you just have to fill out the form below after reading our official rules, located in the rules tab of the form. You will also have to accept our terms and conditions.If you want to increase your chances of winning, you have the option of completing any of the available actions like following us on social media or visiting the links you will find in the form.Please use this link if you are having trouble seeing the entry form.Head to our comments section and let us know why you would like to get a new Galaxy S10. Good luck, everyone — and thank you for playing. Phones 99+last_img read more

Did Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 actors Parth and Hina share awkward moment

first_imgKasautii Zindagii Kay 2’s Parth Samthaan and Hina KhaninstagramWith Ekta Kapoor’s Box Cricket League 4 (BCL 4) tournament going on at the Film City, Mumbai, inside gossips, PDA, fights and patch-ups among the celebrities are bound to make the news.The latest buzz is that Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 actors Parth Samthaan and Hina Khan, who play the roles of Anurag and Komolika, respectively, shared an awkward customary greeting at one of the matches. Despite the two having shot several scenes together for their show, Parth and Hina apparently didn’t even strike a brief chat before crossing each other’s path.An eye-witness told SpotboyE: “We thought that Hina and Parth would chat, given the fact that they are working on the same show Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 (mind you, Hina has not yet gone for a break exactly as we had told you that it won’t happen before April is over). But both did not say anything to each other except mumble a ‘Hello’. It was so much in the face that hardly anybody who was within a near radius missed it.”The witness added, “It is now so evident that Parth and Erica are dating, and in fact, their relationship is growing by the day. Earlier, Parth did not invite Hina to his birthday party. And now, the two couldn’t strike a 2-minute conversation. They have had so many scenes together in Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 that at least there should have been a brief, courteous chat when two colleagues meet outside the office- but nothing of that sort happened.”While the reason for their awkward behaviour is unknown, it should be recalled that Parth didn’t invite Hina for his birthday, which was otherwise attended by other Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 cast. Upon being asked the reason for Hina’s absence, Parth had then said that he hardly knows her and that they share a very professional relationship. Ironically, Parth’s alleged girlfriend and co-star Erica Fernandes aka Prerna do not share a great friendship with Hina as well. Well, one can’t help but wonder if Erica is the reason for Parth’s strange behaviour towards Hina.last_img read more

Investigations to begin against Myanmar

Investigations to begin against Myanmar

first_img*This report, published in the print edition of Prothom Alo, has been rewritten in English by Ayesha Kabir Rohingya children walk around a landslide area at Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia on 7 July 2019. Photo: AFPThe investigating team of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has found logical reason to believe that the Rohingyas were forced to flee from Rakhine in the face of genocide and crimes against humanity.ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda last week asked permission of the court to begin investigations in this regard. ICC is to begin working at a field level in Bangladesh to carry out investigations and legal procedures.Diplomatic sources in Dhaka and The Hague told Prothom Alo last week that the ICC prosecutor’s office has taken the decision to commence with work in Bangladesh regarding investigations into Myanmar’s crimes against humanity.A delegation led by ICC’s deputy prosecutor James Stewart will arrive in Bangladesh on 16 July to discuss relevant matters with officials in Dhaka.Basically, ICC is going a step ahead towards taking action against the accused army generals in Myanmar for the genocide and crimes against humanity against the Rohingyas.Having obtained proof in their initial findings of brutal crimes against the Rohingyas, the ICC prosecutor’s office will now have the scope to submit recommendations for arrest warrants and summons against the accused army officers.Based on these recommendations, the judges will be able to consider punitive actions against the accused.On 18 September 2018, a fact finding mission of the UN published a report on the oppression of the Rohingyas. The report recommended that six generals including the Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlain be put on trial at the ICC.Incidentally, though Bangladesh signed the Rome Declaration, Myanmar did not. Not being a party to this declaration, Myanmar refused ICC to carry out any form of inspection to look into whether the Rohingyas were driven out by genocide and crimes of humanity.ICC prosecutor in the pre-trial hearing said that the Rohingyas had fled for their lives into Bangladesh. As this minority community had taken shelter in Bangladesh and as Bangladesh was a party to the Rome declaration, it was within ICC jurisdiction to carry out investigations.Speaking over mobile phone to Prothom Alo about the ICC delegation to visit Bangladesh, the foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said on Friday, the ICC delegation will collect information on the oppression of the Rohingyas. Bangladesh will extend all possible assistance. They would also speak to the oppressed Rohingyas to draw up their report.Security analyst and president of Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies (BIPSS) ANM Muniruzzaman Saturday told Prothom Alo, there has been large scale genocide in Myanmar. There must be accountability and it must be seen whether there is proper documentation under the international law.It is also important to have the support of the big powers. If anyone is to be found guilty and punished by the court, the support of the big powers will be required. It will be difficult to implement the court verdict without the support of these powers, he said.Visit of the ICC delegationAn MoU is to be signed between the two sides during the ICC delegation’s stay in Bangladesh. The MoU will cover ICC’s activities, setting up an office in Bangladesh, diplomatic facilities for the ICC representatives, and so on.Former foreign secretary Mohammed Touhid Hossain on Friday told Prothom Alo, “From the outset I have been saying that the Rohingya problem will not be resolved bilaterally. Bangladesh must focus on the alternatives. If we take steps in the interests of our country, it does not matter what others may think. Whether ICC’s measures are effective or not, we must support this. At least Myanmar will be kept under pressure.”last_img read more

Segway Inventor Headlines Medical World Americas Conference In Houston

Segway Inventor Headlines Medical World Americas Conference In Houston

first_img 00:00 /01:35 Texas Medical CenterDean Kamen, inventor of the Segway and medical devices, speaks during the third year of the Medical World Americas conference in Houston.This year’s Medical World Americas conference pulled participants from 26 states and several countries, including Israel. It included a job fair and a business pitch contest for entrepreneurs, open to any medical start-up company in Texas.“As time goes on and the meeting grows, people will get the idea that they have to be at Medical World Americas,” said Dr. Robert Robbins, president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center.“It’s going to be in Houston every year,” he added.The conference is partially supported by hotel taxes, which are funneled through Houston First and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Houston First has taken a 50 percent stake in Medical World Americas, according to Michael Heckman, Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Event Development.“It’s a great way for us to continue to partner with the TMC, to be able to plant our flag in the ground here in Houston, to attract more medical meetings here for the city,” Heckman said.Although most medical conferences focus on a specialty like cancer, nursing, or IT, Medical World Americas aims for a broad audience.“We’re not a society. We’re not a particular association. We want to be as inclusive as possible and have that kind of networking and communication, whether you’re a hospital CEO, whether you’re a physician’s assistant,” Heckman said.“The feedback we’ve gotten is they’re interested in a lot of the same things,” he added.The conference theme this year was innovation, featuring inventor Dean Kamen as speaker. Kamen invented the Segway, drug infusion devices, a home dialysis machine, and a wheelchair that can climb stairs. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen Sharelast_img read more

High reliability of flexible organic transistor memory looks promising for future electronics

High reliability of flexible organic transistor memory looks promising for future electronics

first_img Citation: High reliability of flexible organic transistor memory looks promising for future electronics (2010, July 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: Soo-Jin Kim and Jang-Sik Lee. “Flexible Organic Transistor Memory Devices.” Nano Letters. DOI: 10.102/nl1009662 . Contact information: jangsik[at] (Left) A photograph of the 3 x 3 cm2 flexible organic memory devices. (Right) A diagram of the memory device architecture. Image credit: Soo-Jin Kim and Jang-Sik Lee. Explore further Engineers Jang-Sik Lee and Soo-Jin Kim from Kookmin University in Seoul, Korea, have published the details of the flexible organic transistor memory in a recent issue of Nano Letters. “The advancement in this memory device is the improved reliability and stability,” Lee told “Actually, organic electronic devices suffer from the severe degradation in terms of device performance according to the operation time. Here, we demonstrated the improved data retention and endurance capability by optimizing the memory device structures. In addition, the flexible memory devices are found to be very stable in repeated bending cycles, confirming the good mechanical stability.”As the researchers demonstrated in their study, the memory device can offer controllable threshold voltage for writing and erasing information, storage times of more than a year, and reliability after hundreds of repeated programming/erasing cycles, as well as good flexibility that could endure more than 1,000 repeated bending cycles. Plus, all the fabrication processes could be carried out at low temperatures, enabling lower manufacturing costs.To design the memory, the researchers took advantage of existing organic transistor devices, which already offer excellent performance. By embedding gold nanoparticles (as charge-trapping elements) and dielectric layers (as charge tunneling and blocking elements) into organic thin-film transistors, the researchers created organic memory devices with similar electrical and mechanical properties as the transistors. The resulting organic transistor-based memory was synthesized on a flexible substrate of about 3 x 3 cm2.As the researchers explained in more detail, the programming and erasing operations were performed by applying a positive or negative 90-volt pulse for one second to the bottom-gate electrode. For writing information, a negative voltage was applied, which caused charge carriers to tunnel through a 10-nm-thick tunneling layer to reach the gold nanoparticles in the gate dielectric layer. In the charge-trapping layer, each nanoparticle trapped 4-5 holes, which the researchers defined as written states. The written states could be erased by applying a positive voltage that caused the gold nanoparticles to eject the holes. A reading voltage of -8 volts could be applied to measure and read the drain current. The engineers showed that these programming, reading, and erasing operations could be carried out repeatedly with less degradation compared to other memory devices. “The flexible memory devices that have previously been reported are based on resistive switching memory devices,” Lee said. “In that case, we need additional active components (for example, a diode or transistor) to operate the resistive switching memory elements. The memory devices developed in this study are based on the field-effect transistors, and memory elements are embedded in the gate dielectric layers of organic transistors. So the program/erase operations can be controlled by the transistor operations. This is a great advantage in terms of device scaling and circuit design since the structure is similar to the conventional flash memory devices. So we can use the state-of-the-art flash memory technology to design and fabricate the integrated flexible memory devices.” Currently, the researchers are working on further enhancing the memory properties of these organic transistor-based memory devices, such as by decreasing the operating voltage. In addition, since most of the device is transparent except for the electrodes, the researchers hope to incorporate transparent electrodes to create a fully transparent, flexible memory device. “The flexible organic memory devices can be applied to wearable/stretchable/foldable electronic devices,” Lee said. “In addition, there is almost no limit in substrate materials and geometry, so the integration of memory devices onto unconventional substrates is possible. Finally, we think the memory devices can be adopted in see-through displays and head-up displays in the near future.”• Learn about becoming sponsorcenter_img Copyright 2010 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of ( — With the constant demand for high-performance nonvolatile memory devices, researchers continue to develop better memories – ones with low power consumption, good reliability, and low manufacturing costs. In a recent study, engineers from Korea have demonstrated a flexible memory based on an organic transistor, which they say could be easily and cheaply integrated, along with transistors and logic circuits, into flexible electronic devices. Organic flash memory developed This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. 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Axe will fall on some Stone bus services

first_imgWhere potholes have been repaired Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailStone is to lose some of its bus services after the operator ruled they were not financially viable. D&G will withdraw bus services from Walton, Cherryfields, Stonefield and Aston Lodge from Sunday, July 22, after providing the routes for the last few months. They will continue to provide the 13 and 14 service. Previously, buses serving Stone were operated as part of a contract with Staffordshire County Council and qualified for a subsidy. But following a consultation exercise in 2017, the council withdrew the funding for these services. Mark Deaville, Cabinet Member for Commercial at Staffordshire County Council said: “While this is a commercial decision by the bus operator and not the county council, we understand that a company cannot be expected to run services at a loss. “We carried out a review last summer of journeys we can subsidise in 2018/19 and unfortunately we are not in a position to simply take over a service which a professional operator deems unsustainable.” Read MoreMore news from Stafford borough Spotlight on gender pay Chris Almond, Bus Network Manager for D&G, explained: “Prior to March 31 2018 local services in Stone were operated as part of a contract with the County Council and received a considerable subsidy. However, as part of a consultation exercise carried out in 2017 they decided to withdraw the funding. “We decided to offer a replacement service on a commercial basis, with no Council funding and it is this service we have chosen to withdraw as it is not making enough money to cover the cost of operation. Each of our buses costs over £100,000 per year to operate and the Stone services are making less than half of that amount. “We have written to Stone Town Council to ask for a meeting to discuss whether any local funding is available to continue the service, and we are waiting for a response.” Stone resident June Price said she was ‘devastated by the news. She said: “People living on this side of Stone won’t be able to the shop, get to the doctors, hospitals or do shopping in Stafford. This is a crucial service and it’s so unfair when you see so many buses going around Stafford.”center_img Driver watching TV on M6 Refurbished Starbucks openslast_img read more

Air Namibia appoints Airline Pros as new GSA

Air Namibia appoints Airline Pros as new GSA

first_img Share Travelweek Group Posted by Air Namibia appoints Airline Pros as new GSA MONTREAL — Air Namibia (SW) has named Airline Pros its General Sales and Marketing Agent in Canada.“We are excited to represent Namibia’s national flag carrier,” said AirlinePros Canada Director Karl Muller. “We look forward to developing commercial functions for Air Namibia on the Canadian market, strengthening the airline’s brand engagement amongst industry leaders and travellers to increase the number of visitors to the spectacular destination of Namibia.”Air Namibia offers daily overnight flights between Windhoek and Frankfurt on new A3300-200 aircraft. Points in North America, Asia, Middle East and Europe are serviced through partner airlines. Connections bring travellers to Namibia’s Walvis Bay, Luderitz, Lusaka and Oranjemund as well as Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg in South Africa, Victoria Falls and Harare in Zimbabwe and Gaborone and Maun in Botswana. Visit Monday, February 6, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Gaydon Warwickshire – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgGaydon, Warwickshire – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineJaguar Land Rover recently announced the appointment of Dr. Ralf Speth as the Chief Executive Officer with overall responsibility for the Company’s operations. He will report to Mr. Carl-Peter Forster, the recently appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of Tata Motors.Dr. Speth, 54 years, has over 22 years experience in the European auto industry, most of which was at BMW where his last appointment was Vice President, Land Rover. Later he was Director Production, Quality and Product Planning at Premier Automotive Group of Ford Ltd. After that, Dr. Speth has been with the Linde Group where he was the Head of Global Operations reporting to the Chairman.Mr. Ravi Kant, Vice Chairman, Tata Motors said, “The introduction of Dr. Ralf Speth into Jaguar Land Rover under the guidance of Carl-Peter Forster will considerably strengthen the management of the Company and enhance the position and reputation of the two iconic brands in line with the long term strategy of the Company.” read more

Shoppers boost sales with their 13th bonus

Shoppers boost sales with their 13th bonus

first_imgCHRISTMAS is upon us once again and preparations are in full swing for the joyous occasion, exchange of gifts, elaborate banquets and, for some, just another excuse to get drunk.But the holiest day of Christianity is also the most commercial, one that shop owners are looking forward to, especially after the economy seems to be recovering after the painful recession of the past few years.Retailers expect a boom in sales this Christmas, with thirteenth salary bonuses alone reportedly pumping around €90m into the local economy.Consumers have been swarming supermarkets and grocery stores the past two weeks to buy all the necessary items for the festive table. Special offers abound, especially on alcoholic beverages and chocolate. The traditional Christmas sweets – melomakarona, kourabiedes and Christmas cakes – are prominently showcased in bakeries along with fancy chocolate.Many shop owners expressed satisfaction that business has picked up, but others argue that this depends on the products each shop sells.For Elisavet Skouridou, owner of a shop that sells orthopaedic shoes on Ledra street in central Nicosia, the festive season is like any other day.“We sell a very specific product and our customers come here especially to buy shoes on a doctor’s or specialist’s recommendation, or even for work, so we don’t see the same traffic on Christmas as other shops.  We work more in the summer season,” Skouridou told the Sunday Mail. She added that, in general, she doesn’t feel business has picked up.“Each year things are worse,” she said.Consumers, she said, usually go after sales. Now that the market is more liberalised, many shops announced sales already, attracting more customers than others who opt to do so after Boxing Day.A Makarios Avenue boutique owner, Ioli Loizides, said she is very satisfied by customer traffic and sales.“We are on the same levels as last year,” she said.She added that shopowners have arranged, in cooperation with the Nicosia municipality, to host a number of events to bring a festive mood to the area, among them being carollers, African drummers and events to raise money for an animal shelter.Another stable performer, especially for ladies, is cosmetics. Perfume and cosmetics shops are bustling with women and men, choosing giftsets for themselves or their loves ones.“Business has picked up the last few days. We have Christmas offers and our regular offers. Things are better than last year,” said Natasa Kaplaniou, who works at a cosmetics shop.Other business owners say that they don’t need to wait until Christmas to record better sales, as business is good year-round.“When your items are amazing, you don’t need to wait for Christmas to sell your stock,” said Eliana Demetriou, owner of the Energie boutique chain.For Demetriou, the secret of success is to be proactive. “I follow the latest fashion trends and constantly renew my stock to offer my customers what they want,” she said. Consumers know what they want, she added. “Even if you offer them something as low as €1 they won’t take it if they don’t like it,” Demetriou said.Even though she gets customers coming in to buy clothes for Christmas or New Years’ events, she said she has her stable clientele year-round.Others say that the increased Christmas traffic doesn’t mean anything to them as regards sales.“We have more people coming in on weekends, but that’s the norm for the rest of the year,” Nikos Spinthakis of grill restaurant Karvounomageiremata said.According to Stefanos Koursaris, the head of the small shop owners’ union Povek, member shops throughout Cyprus had already reported a 4.5-5 per cent increase in sales from the beginning of December.“Unemployment is down, which certainly helps, with shopkeepers also putting on special offers and discounts. Nowadays, almost all municipalities are also trying to attract more shoppers by offering free parking,” he said.He added that the thirteenth salary bonuses, already paid out to civil servants, bank employees and most private sector employees, is estimated to boost the local economy by €90m.But some consumers are determined to spend, sales, or not.Stella Ioannou said she will prefer items on sale as she has many gifts to buy.“I have come here to spend my thirteenth salary. I need to buy clothes and shoes for my two children. They need them, not only for Christmas, but also for winter that has only arrived now,” Ioannou said.She added that she won’t avoid something she wants if it’s not on sale.“Christmas is for children. It’s nice to have something they like. As for us, we can wait until after Christmas to buy clothes or shoes during the sales period,” she said.Another consumer, Evi Filippou, said she has already spent this month’s salary on her two children and her four god children and that her thirteenth salary was just for her.“I won’t wait until the sales. I believe that sales in Cyprus are a bit of a joke anyway,” she said.Usually, she said, shops put on sale older stock items.“What’s the point of waiting to get an item when it will be on sale for only €10 less?” she asked.Shop owners are also looking forward to next week, as many in Cyprus prefer to exchange gifts on New Year’s Eve, instead of Christmas.Shop owners on Nicosia’s Makarios Avenue announced that special events will continue to the end of the year. The Nicosia municipal choir will sing to festive tunes on December 28 and 29 between 5pm and 7pm.On December 29, a charity bazaar will be hosted by ‘Paws Protecting Animals without shelter’, while African drummers will perform on December 30 from 11am to 12.30pm.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Tourist arrivals up 14 in October to new record Cystat says

Tourist arrivals up 14 in October to new record Cystat says

first_imgLast month was the best October ever in terms of tourist arrivals which rose 14 per cent compared to the same month of 2016 to 406,870, the statistical service said.In January to October, the number of incoming visitors rose 15 per cent compared to the same period last year to 3,408,473. This exceeds total arrivals for the whole of 2016 by 221,942, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Friday.Arrivals from the UK, traditionally Cyprus’s main source of incoming tourism, rose 0.5 per cent to 134,575 last month compared to October 2016, while those from Russia, the second largest market, rose 7.1 per cent to 87,325, Cystat said. The number of tourists from Germany, Israel and Sweden rose 73 per cent to 31,392, 55 per cent to 24,599 and 35.8 per cent to 19,049 respectively. Arrivals from Greece rose 10 per cent to 16,790.In a separate statement, Cystat said that the number of Cypriots who travelled abroad last month rose an annual 7.5 per cent to 118,370.You May LikeAuto Overload30 Perfectly Timed Moments Captured When It All Went WrongAuto OverloadUndoFinance NancyRemember Him? This is Why He’s No Longer An ActorFinance NancyUndoLiving MagazineThe Aluminum Foil Trick Everyone Should Know AboutLiving MagazineUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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