CraveTV and Just For Laughs Partner to Create Three Original StandUp Specials

first_img Facebook TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2017 – CraveTV, Canada’s premium TV streaming service, announced today that it has partnered with Just For Laughs on three CraveTV Original Stand-Up comedy specials for its streaming audiences in Canada. This marks CraveTV’s first commission of original stand-up comedy, which will stream on CraveTV in 2018 and anchor the streaming service’s popular Stand-Up Comedy Collection. Showcasing homegrown talents Debra DiGiovanni, Darcy Michael, and Graham Chittenden, the specials taped yesterday and today at Toronto’s Berkeley Church during the JFL42 Festival. Now in its sixth year, JFL42 is a pass-based interactive comedy Festival and has established itself as one of the world’s most successful and cutting-edge comedy events. This year’s Festival runs until September 30.“We’re excited to broaden our original production strategy for CraveTV to include stand-up comedy, and couldn’t ask for a better partner than the team at Just For Laughs,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “Debra, Darcy, and Graham are incredible talents and we can’t wait to bring their acts to CraveTV”.Bell Media and Just For Laughs have a long history of joining forces to bring audiences hilarious hits, such as five seasons of the original stand-up series JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS (Season 5 premieres Saturday, September 30 at 9 p.m. ETon The Comedy Network); six seasons of FUNNY AS HELL hosted by Jon Dore; and numerous original specials like ELLIE KEMPER: UNBREAKABLE COMEDY GALA, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS: CIRCUS AWESOMEUS, JUST FOR LAUGHS PRESENTS: WHITNEY CUMMINGS BLEEP SHOW, SETH ROGEN’S HILARITY FOR CHARITY, and more. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement A mainstay of the Canadian comedy scene for 15 years, Debra DiGiovanni is known for her hilarious stand-up comedy and appearances on television series like VIDEO ON TRIAL, Just For Laughs ALL ACCESS, and The Comedy Network original series, MATCH GAME. She was also a finalist on Season 5 of LAST COMIC STANDING. Currently based in Los Angeles, DiGiovanni is a three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winner.Vancouver-based Darcy Michael has appeared at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montréal for five consecutive years. He also co-starred in two seasons of the CTV original comedy series SPUN OUT.A familiar face at the Just For Laughs Festival, Graham Chittenden is also a writer on the hit comedy series MR. D. Known for his fresh and clean, but still relentlessly funny style of humour, the Canadian Comedy Award-nominee has also appeared on television series like MATCH GAME, COMEDY NOW!, and MTV SHOWTOWN.Co-produced by Just For Laughs Television and Counterfeit Pictures, in association with Bell Media’s CraveTV. Executive producers are Bruce Hills and Gilbert Rozon from Just For Laughs and Dan Bennett, Shane Corkery and Anton Leo from Counterfeit Pictures. The specials are directed by Shelagh O’Brien. For Bell Media, production executive is Bill Lundy. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Original Production, Comedy, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.CraveTV Social Media:@CraveTVCanadaFacebookInstagram#iCraveFridaysFacebook: @justforlaughsTwitter: @justforlaughsInstagram: @justforlaughsAbout CraveTV:Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada’s premium TV streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV’s most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium non-kids TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library of HBO’s iconic programming catalogue and hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials. CraveTV is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet, as well as to customers of Eastlink, TELUS Optik TV, Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Access Communications, Northwestel, SaskTel, Cable Cable, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Tuckersmith Communications, Wightman Telecom subscribers, NRTC Communications, WTC Communications, Tbaytel, Execulink Telecom, and VMedia. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Xbox One, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, and select Samsung Smart TVs. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit For Laughs Television is one of the world’s leading producers of stand-up comedy and variety programming.  JFL’s productions have been seen in Canada on CBC and an array of Bell networks and platforms (The Comedy Network, CTV, CTV2, The Movie Network, HBO Canada, CraveTV and Snackable), and internationally on HBO, FOX, ABC, MTV, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network, TBS, CBC, IFC, W, The CW, RTL, TF1, Comedy Central, Showtime, Hulu, SeeSo, BBC1, BBC America and TEN Australia. Beyond stand-up, the TV franchise Just For Laughs Gags has also become a household name worldwide, being seen in 135 countries, on 95 airlines, and on its own YouTube channel which has over 9 billion views. Just For Laughs Television is part of the Just For Laughs Group, with growth concentrated on four major focal points: festivals (in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney); television production; live shows (Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, and more). Its inaugural Montreal Festival is 35 years old and is now the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event, welcoming 2.5 million people each summer. The Group has offices in Montreal, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Tangier Salafi man arrested for Drug Trafficking

Rabat – Police in Tangier has succeeded in dismantling a network of cocaine smugglers that used a man with Salafi leanings as an informant. According to daily newspaper Al Ahdath Maghribiya, police have dismantled a network that trafficked cocaine, heroin and other hard drugs in the Beni Makada neighborhood in Tangier.Beni Makada is notorious for drug trafficking and violent clashes between rival gangs, especially the areas of Mabrouka, Ard Daoula and Bouhssain. It was also the scene of gunfire exchange that had erupted between the police and drug dealers in 2014. Among those arrested is a man with links to the Salafi movement who worked for drug traffickers as an informant. He also used to sell contraband cigarettes and aluminum foil for heroin users.Police also arrested a drug smuggler who happened to be under national arrest warrant. All the accused were taken into custody under the orders of the General Prosecutor.Investigators continue interrogations with other gang members, said the Arabic-language newspaper. read more

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Tennis ace bound for Belarus to visit UN projects helping youth after

The tennis star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Maria Sharapova will head from the Wimbledon tournament, where she is currently competing, to Belarus to visit an area in the southeast affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.Ms. Sharapova will travel to the Gomel region, where her charitable foundation has helped fund several UNDP projects focused on providing opportunities for youth and improving their communities.The three-time Grand Slam champion from Russia is slated to visit a local arts centre where children work on projects to beautify the town and learn about the environment, tour a health facility that takes a therapeutic approach to treating emotional and mental stress, and meet students who have won university scholarships from her foundation.Ms. Sharapova, 23, whose family fled Gomel a year before she was born because of radiation concerns in the wake of the nuclear accident, said she wanted to contribute to the recovery of a region where she had such a personal connection.“Giving young people the tools they need to reach for their dreams is a good way to overcome the Chernobyl legacy,” she said. “Helping people help themselves is at the heart of UNDP’s mission, and I am eager to see the results first-hand.”The Sharapova Foundation, in partnership with UNDP, supports seven youth-oriented projects and a scholarship programme in areas of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine that were affected by the Chernobyl accident.“Maria Sharapova’s work in this region will convey a message of optimism to young people, in a once-blighted region, where a return to normal life is now a realistic project,” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.Ms. Sharapova, who won the Wimbledon women’s singles crown as a teenager in 2004, today won her second-round match at the tournament, which concludes at the end of next week. 24 June 2010The tennis star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Maria Sharapova will head from the Wimbledon tournament, where she is currently competing, to Belarus to visit an area in the southeast affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. read more

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Bulgarian economist selected as new leader of IMF

WASHINGTON — A Bulgarian economist who grew up when her country was a communist nation has been selected to be the next leader of one of capitalism’s premier institutions, the 189-nation International Monetary Fund.Kristalina Georgieva, a top official at the World Bank, was chosen by the IMF’s executive board on Wednesday to become the IMF’s managing director. She succeeds Christine Lagarde who is stepping down to take over as head of the European Central Bank.The IMF is the world’s lender of last resort, providing emergency loans when countries are facing financial crisis. Georgieva takes over at a time when the global economy is slowing and the two biggest economies, the United States and China, are engaged in an escalating trade war.Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press

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UN Economic and Social Council urges action now longterm measures to tackle

Following yesterday’s ECOSOC Special Meeting on the ‘Aftermath of recent hurricanes: Achieving a risk-informed and resilient 2030 Agenda,’ Council President Marie Chatardová issued a Statement expressing the UN body’s deepest condolences to the victims, and extending solidarity to all the affected people and Governments in the hurricane-hit Caribbean, Central America and the United States, as well is in Mexico, which was struck by successive earthquakes, and in Africa and South Asia, where severe flooding wreaked havoc. “Early humanitarian response has been critical for saving lives and livelihoods and the provision of essential services,” said the Statement. “Preparedness and partnerships played an essential role as prepositioned personnel, logistics and stocks allowed the humanitarian response and emergency supplies to arrive more quickly.” As assessments continue amid displacement and disruptions to livelihoods, immediate needs concentrate in the sectors of health, water, sanitation and hygiene, food security and shelter. The Statement emphasized that the international community must ensure that a humanitarian response is complemented by medium- and long-term recovery and reconstruction efforts to put countries “on a sustainable path to achieve a risk-informed and resilient 2030 Agenda.” It stressed that efforts build on existing initiatives to help affected countries reconstruct with resilience and called for greater investment in disaster risk reduction, including preparedness, early warning and early action, while urging greater risk-informed investment in infrastructure and housing. “We call for stronger collaboration, connectivity and complementarity between humanitarian, development, disaster risk reduction and climate action to define and deliver collective outcomes to reduce need, risk and vulnerability over multiple years,” said the Council, indicating that specific attention must be given to the most vulnerable people facing climate change and extreme weather events. Elaborating on the measures needed in both the medium and long term, the Council called for longer term recovery, development and reconstruction programmes, pointing to, among others, the regeneration of industries, including tourism, agriculture and fisheries. “Importantly, key industries and livelihoods must be made sustainable and resilient to the impacts of future extreme weather events and other hazards. We must support efforts of affected and vulnerable countries to diversify their economies and harness the benefits of digital economy to enhance their economic resilience,” the Statement continued. “We need to act urgently,” the members of the Council asserted, adding: “The Council is committed to continue to promote coordination in the work of the UN development system and intends to follow-up in 2018 to ensure strong progress on the ground. read more

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Government needs to articulate Irelands outrage to Israeli ambassador Martin

first_imgFIANNA FÁIL LEADER and former Foreign Affairs Minister Micheál Martin has said the Government needs to call the Israeli ambassador back in and articulate the Irish people’s “outrage” over the country’s military action against Gaza.It comes as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon appeals to both sides in the dispute to stop fighting and “start talking”.More than 600 Palestinians and 30 Israelis have been killed in the past two weeks of fighting, officials say.Charlie Flanagan, who took over as Minister for Foreign Affairs in this month’s reshuffle, met with Israeli ambassador Boaz Modai last week.He expressed the Government’s “deep concerns” about the current situation, according to a statement released after the meeting, and said it was “incumbent on all sides to agree an immediate ceasefire”.However Martin, who served in the department between 2008 and 2011, said the Government needed to go further in its approach.“I think the Government should bring him in and should articulate the outrage that Irish people genuinely feel about what is happening in Gaza,” he told reporters at the Magill Summer School in Donegal.“You cannot bomb Gaza in the manner that the Israelis have without slaughtering children and women — and that, again, is what has happened.It is an outrage. I think the Government should call it as it is.“I think the international community, in my view, have not called it as it is in a robust mannerI accept that Hamas are reckless in terms of their rocket firing and they’re wrong. But nothing justifies what happened on that beach when four young children were bombed to bits.He said the Israeli action was “completely disproportionate” and accused the international community of engaging in a sort of “silent acquiescence”.Martin added that the ongoing Israeli action “makes the extreme position in Palestine more popular” and underlines the capacity of moderate leaders to assert themselves.Read World pushes for Israel-Palestine ceasefire as seven more killed in Gaza Read Remains of MH17 victims to be handed over to Dutch authoritieslast_img read more

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Man who died in apparent paragliding accident in Wicklow has been named

first_img By Sean Murray Sunday 12 May 2019, 3:10 PM 60,107 Views Man who died in apparent paragliding accident in Wicklow has been named An investigation is now under way in relation to the incident. Share7 Tweet Email Short URL Ralph Skoracenter_img Updated May 12th 2019, 3:10 PM A MAN IN his 40s who died following an apparent paragliding accident yesterday has been named as Ralph Skóra.Ralph is understood to have been on the Wicklow mountains and failed to return to his north Dublin home yesterday.A Garda spokesperson said officers participated in a search alongside Wicklow Mountain Rescue and the Irish Coast Guard.“At approximately 8am this morning the man’s body was discovered in a field at Ballinacor Estate, Wicklow together with wreckage,” the spokesperson said.Irish Hang-gliding and Paragliding Association members were informed in their Facebook group: It is with deep regret we wish to inform all pilots that Ralph Skora died tragically following a paragliding accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.A post-mortem is due to take place later.The Air Accident Investigation Unit have been informed of the incident and will commence an investigation. May 12th 2019, 11:15 AM 11 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Ralph Skoralast_img read more

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Jury finds Howard guilty in Vancouver double homicide

first_imgProsecutors believe that Arkangel Howard is facing a life sentence without the possibility of release after a jury found him guilty Friday morning in the fatal shooting of two Portland-area men at an east Vancouver apartment complex.Senior Deputy Prosecutor Kasey Vu said the convictions should count as a “third-strike” offense. Under the state’s three-strikes law, offenders convicted three times of certain violent and sexual felonies receive mandatory life sentences.Jurors deliberated for less than two hours before finding Howard, 32, of Portland guilty as charged in the murders of Allen J. Collins Jr. and Jason D. Benton.Collins, 37, and Benton, 42, were helping Howard move his then-girlfriend’s belongings when he shot them on the evening of March 19 in the apartment complex’s parking lot. A motive was never revealed.Howard will be sentenced April 20 on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.“I believe it was a just verdict, a correct verdict based upon the evidence presented in this case,” Vu said afterward.He said Howard’s prior convictions in Oregon should be comparable to crimes here that would count as strike offenses.It was unclear what crimes may qualify, however. Multnomah County court records show a number of cases for Howard, including felony convictions for third-degree robbery from 2004, attempting to commit a class A felony from 2005 and hindering prosecution from 2008.last_img read more

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Ryots begin farming as Jurala swells with huge inflows in

first_imgMahbubnagar: With good inflows into Jurala project, the farmers across erstwhile Mahbubnagar district are expressing happiness and are cheerfully taking up farming activity.As per the latest information received from Jurala Project Engineer, the project is receiving heavy inflows and has already filled to its full capacity of 9.45 tmcft on Wednesday as against its total capacity of 9.6 tmcft. After more alerts from upstream Narayanpet project that more than 1.90 lakh cusecs of water was released, the Jurala project officials opened 22 gates up to 1 metre height and released water to lower Krishna towards Srisailam project, where in about 1.84 lakh cusecs of water was released downwards. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Until recently, the water level in Jurala was at dead storage level and the farmers across the erstwhile Mahbubnagar where in dilemma whether to take up kharif farming or not. However, with the recent rains they are the happy lots. ” June and half of the July passed sans any farming activity. We were fearing that this season we wouldn’t take up farming and migrate to Hyderabad for work. But all thanks to rain gods, we could finally get copious rains and the canal water is flowing across our village filling us with hope of taking up paddy cultivation,” said Narasimah Nayak, a farmer of Veepanagandla mandal in Wanaparthy district. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us Recently, Devarkadra MLA Ala Venkateshwar Reddy also released the water to canals from the Bheema to lift irrigation project and released water to majority parts of Wanaparthy and Mahbubnagar districts through the canals. “This time, we are a bit late. However, farming will be taken up in a big way with the canal water and the farmers need not be worried,” said the MLA. Advertise With Us In Mahbubnagar, Excise Minister Srinivas Goud also expressed hope that as soon as the Koilsagar project was filled, more than 50,000 acres under it would be irrigated and the farming community would reap good yields. He recently switched on the lift motors at Jurala and released water to Koilsagar project in Mahbubnagar. However, the irrigation projects in Nagarkurnool and Kollapur areas are yet to receive water as they have to get water from Kalwakurthy and Palamuru Lift Irrigation projects. As the water from Jurala has already been released, definitely in a few days, the farmers under these two constituencies would also get the canal water and take up farming in a big way, expressed Singireddy Niranjan Reddy, Minister for Agriculture.last_img read more

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Ex BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar charged with murder of Unnao rape

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court Tuesday framed charges against expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar and others for the alleged murder of Unnao rape survivor’s father in judicial custody. District Judge Dharmesh Sharma also framed charges against Sengar, others for allegedly assaulting him and framing him in the Arms Act case in 2018. Charges have been framed against 10 accused.last_img

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Jet Airways folding up the Kingfisher way Here are the strange similarities

first_imgVijay Mallya (right) rides a buggy with Naresh Goyal during the inauguration of India Aviation at Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad on October 15, 2008.NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty ImagesKing of Good Times Vijay Mallya, the founder of now defunct Kingfisher Airlines, on Wednesday sent a message empathising with Naresh Goyal, the Master of Repartees, on the eve of the day debt-stricken Jet Airways suspended all operations. The irony behind the message from Mallya, now fighting extradition from the UK to India for cheating banks, to Goyal, the founder of Jet, will not be lost on those who have followed the history of the two airlines and the lives of their founders.Despite residing in London, the two individuals are poles apart and would not normally be caught in the same place together, unless circumstances force them. Mallya is the antithesis of what Goyal is. Yet both had this overwhelming passion for control to run their companies as personal fiefs. Perhaps, that is what proved the undoing for both airlines.Jet Airways that Goyal founded in 1992 as an air taxi service and later as a full-service carrier had just begun international operations with flights on Chennai-Colombo sector when Kingfisher flew for the first time in 2005. It took three more years for Kingfisher to launch international operations with the first flight on Bengaluru-London route. But the trouble for both started with the ill-advised use of public money to buy loss-making airlines. Kingfisher bought Air Deccan in 2007 and could never fully come out of the morass of debt. Kingfisher would suffer more than Rs 1,000 crore loss for three consecutive years after that. By 2012, the airline’s losses rose to more than Rs 7,000 crore, with half of its fleet grounded and staff on strike. The taxmen were after Mallya for failing to pay dues worth Rs 700 crore for which they sealed Mallya’s bank accounts in 2012. It flew for the last time on September 30, 2012. The aviation regulator suspended the airline’s licence in October 2012 and finally scrapped all its domestic and international routes on February 25, 2013. A Kingfisher Airlines aircraft taxis on the tarmac at Mumbai’s domestic airport February 21, 2012. The airline flew for the last time on September 30, 2012.Reuters fileJet Airways registered itself on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in 2004, a year before Kingfisher took off, and launched the IPO in 2005, raising Rs 1,890 crore. Perhaps trouble started for India’s first private airline with its acquisition of the assets of loss-making Air Sahara for Rs 1,450 crore, renaming it as JetLite. Later it was merged into the parent airline. Though Jet Airways would become the country’s largest airline in 2010, enjoying 22.6 per cent passenger market share, a position it lost in August 2012 to InterGlobe Aviation’s budget carrier IndiGo that began operations in 2006. Jet Airways sold 24 per cent stake to UAE national carrier Etihad Airways in November 2013, making the foreign partner the second largest shareholder after Goyal’s own 51 per cent. However, the relationship between Goyal, as notorious for his abrasive behaviour as appreciated for his quick wit, and the strategic partner that tried to inject professionalism into the airline soured soon. Cramer Ball, an Etihad nominee who joined Jet as CEO from May 2014 left in December 2015, after a falling out with Goyal. That Ball was named Etihad’s main negotiator for talking to the lenders showed how much Etihad hated Goyal as the head of Jet. Jet’s slide from the position of India’s second largest airline with 21 per cent passenger market share to the bottom has been swift, fuelled by cut-throat completion from budget carriers like SpiceJet and GoAir. The airline’s debt has spiked to Rs 8,500 crore. Workers cover the cockpit window of a Jet Airways aircraft parked at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, on March 26, 2019. Debt-laden Jet Airways has suspended all operations from April 18, 2019.ReutersAs the financial crisis escalated, the lenders stepped in, taking control of the shares Goyal had pledged with them. Lenders now control 51 per cent stake and forced Goyal to step down as chairman and from the board, in deference to the wish of Etihad that is one of the bidders for the debt resolution programme. Goyal’s tenacity, however, failed this time as the lenders’ consortium that State Bank of India (SBI) heads shot down his attempt to take part in the bidding in partnership with a US private equity firm based in Delaware. Jet has suspended operations from April 17, even as the lenders await the final bids of the four entities that have filed their expression of interest (EoI).last_img read more

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New fertility medical advancements to make Cancun world leader

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — Medical advancements in assisted reproduction has doctors hoping to make Cancun a world leader.The Center for Assisted Reproduction, led by Dr. Masashige Kuwayama at the Advanced Fertility Center Cancun (AFCC), says they are hoping to make Cancun a world leader in new techniques of assisted reproduction.The growth of the Center’s techniques in the AFCC will bring great benefits in terms of health and economic benefits to Cancún considering that it strengthens medical tourism, since foreign patients who arrive for assisted fertility treatment stay for two to six weeks in Cancun.He says that in addition to the extended stay, the procedures in Cancun cost up to 60 percent less than those in the United States.The Advanced Fertility Center Cancun is working with travel agencies including Best Day, My Medical Vacation and other agencies with experience in medical tourism to ensure patients receive the best care after their treatment.Dr. José Gaytán Melicoff, general director of AFCC stated that, “Cancun has the best reproduction center in the world with doctors who have literally changed reproductive medicine with their inventions and their novel techniques.”The Repro-Support Medical Research Center, a research laboratory that creates new assisted reproduction techniques, was integrated into this project and, he said, will leave Cancun to the rest of the world.Dr. Masashige Kuwayama, considered the father of vitrification and creator of the Cryotech method, said he loves Mexico and has announced free ovarian tissue cryopreservation services to all Mexican women who have been diagnosed with cancer.This project also includes other renowned doctors such as Gabriel Dalvit from Argentine, Dr. Sergey Yakovenko who complected research in centers in Italy and the United States and Dr. Luis Ruvalcaba of Guadalajara who specializes in uterine transplantation.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Lufthansa Australia Awarded Best Offline Airline 2010

first_imgSource = Lufthansa Kai Peters, Subhas Menon (SQ), Dale Woodhouse (SQ) Lufthansa German Airlines won the best off-line international carrier award for the fifth consecutive year at Australia’s most prestigious travel industry awards, the 2010 National Travel Industry Awards, held at the Westin Hotel in Sydney. Kai Peters, Lufthansa’s General Manager said: ”We are delighted to again receive this prestigious award and particularly pleased that three of the five finalist airlines are part of the Lufthansa Group. It is also rewarding to see the strength of the Star Alliance network, with Scandinavian Airlines shortlisted as one of the finalists. We dearly thank each and every agent for supporting us!” The award was accepted by Kai Peters on behalf of the entire Australian team – a team that in future will represent both Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa in Australia.In 2008 Lufthansa was awarded to the Hall of Fame for three consecutive wins in the best off-line airline category. center_img Kai Peters receiving the award from Dennis Alysandratoslast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter The leading regional ev

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterThe leading regional event for the luxury travel industry, ILTM Latin America 2019 will this year welcome more of the most productive travel advisors from Brazil and Latin America than ever before, including many new faces.A total of 370 buyers will attend the invitation-only event in São Paulo in May, with 26% of these set to be new faces. They will attend from 14 countries – newly represented at the event are the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Guatemala – and 40 cities to meet with some of the best travel experience operators from across the world. Agents from 22 cities in Brazil alone will be represented, including Cuiaba and Uberlandia, also for the first time.“We travel the continent far and wide, meeting and qualifying the most productive luxury agents in Latin America in order to bring an audience that can’t be found elsewhere and make the introductions that wouldn’t be made otherwise. We bring the world to Latin America so that they can discover more of it,” said Simon Mayle, ILTM Latin America Event Director.The 2019 edition of ILTM Latin America is defined by its theme of ‘Back to Life’, which highlights the value of health and wellness for both the luxury travel business and the consumer, as well as our responsibility for taking care of – and celebrating – nature.The event also welcomes over 90 new exhibitors in a total of almost 370 luxury travel brands from all four corners of the world. These include AccorHotels Luxury brands, Aman Resorts, Baha Mar, Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort in Switzerland, Belmond, Dorchester Hotels, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Leading Hotels of the World, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Marriott Luxury Brands, Preferred Hotels, Portugal’s Quinta das Lágrimas, Rosewood Hotel Group, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, The Vines Resort & Spa in Mendoza and Vakkaru Maldives as well as destinations including Portugal, Georgia and Israel.For more information, see featured from ILTM Latin America 2018Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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Related Europes 10 best budget stag and hen do de

first_img RelatedEurope’s 10 best budget stag and hen do destinationsBest man? Maid of honour? You’ve got a job to do: arrange a stag or hen party that’s not going to cost a fortune. No problem. We’ve chosen 5 top stag and hen do destinations in Europe and created his and hers guides to each party city to help you…5 flights for £50 or less!5 flights for £50 or less!6 flights for under £50Six countries, six cheap flights to six brilliant short break destinations, for the city, for the sun or for the snow. Riga is the party wild child of the Baltics, a no holds barred northern oasis that offers everything from old world beer halls to slick style bars and riotous nightclubs.Underpinning the frenetic nightlife action is a UNESCO-listed old town awash with cobbles, dramatic churches and art nouveau flourishes. In short a striking backdrop for a big night out. Yes there are often one-too-many stag nights in town, but if it’s a party on the Baltic (or on a budget) you want, Riga is the place. 1. Skyline BarDoes exactly what it says on the tin. This swish lounge on the 26th floor of the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija offers unbeatable views of Riga. There’s a €3 entry charge from Thursday to Saturday, but it’s well worth it. As well as expensive cocktails, they also serve the excellent Latvian lager Cesu, from nearby Cesis. 10 of the world’s sexiest bars (and what to drink when you’re there)2. B BarsOk, so it might make you screw your face up in horror, but you certainly won’t forget your first taste of Riga Black Balsam. This most unlikely of traditional drinks is a 90% proof concoction of more than two dozen plants, herbs and goodness knows what else mixed with strong vodka. They say it works well with cola, but most locals avoid it altogether despite the supposed health benefits. If you want to brave it this is the place, the second Black Balsams bar and much more stylish than the original. Victory PubRiga overflows with British-style theme pubs. We would advise you to dodge them and the rather-too-friendly local girls that hang out there. Many are dreary affairs anyway, but this is a proper party place with 20 beers behind the bar, live football on TV and karaoke. Check in on Foursquare and you get a free hour of pool. Pulkvedim Neviens NerakstaA bit of a mouthful this one, the name of which translates as Nobody Writes to the Colonel, referring to the novella by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Back in the 1990s it was pretty much the only place in town for fans of alternative music and counter culture. It’s still got a leftfield vibe today and functions as both a bar and, later on, as a club. DM BarsHands up all you Depeche Mode fans! What, no one coming clean? Well if you are a fan slip on your black leather trousers and pay tribute to Dave Gahan and Co at this unlikely Latvian homage to the British goth popsters. The cocktails dedicated to DM songs, like Strangelove, Black Celebration and the non-alcoholic Behind the Wheel (get it?) might be a bit much if you’re not a fan, but the staff are friendly, the atmosphere relaxed and the drinks inexpensive. LeningradAfter a bit of Soviet retro chic? Well ditch Glasnost and Perestroika and immerse yourself in a red world of vintage paintings, books, old radio sets and busts of the man behind it all, Lenin. A recent move to the city centre means live gigs are now on the roster too. One new addition that would have Lenin turning in his mausoleum are the excellent guest ales from Scottish craft brewer Brew Dog. Beer gardensRiga’s nightlife spills over into its beer gardens during the long, light Baltic summer nights. Piebalga (Livu Laukums) is the place to see and be seen, while Doma Darzs (Doma Laukums) by the cathedral has cocktails rather than ales. Savvy locals escape the city centre bustle at Labais Krasts (Anglikanu 5) with its river views and reasonable prices. Kaļķu Vārti/Club KVLocated in a cellar in the heart of Riga’s old town, this sundown institution is one of the most popular clubs in town. You can see why, with free entry, weekly specials on cocktails, DJs spinning a top mix of absolute tunes and a roof terrace – what more do you need? Riga Pub CrawlIf you find Riga’s nightlife bewildering, and you wouldn’t be the first. You can take the easy option and join a guided pub crawl. A gaggle of operators have started up in recent years to cater for demand, though some are just thinly-veiled attempts to get you to dodgy pubs and clubs. Riga Pub Crawl offer warts-and-all Riga tours. 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