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Hand crafted to order by Fairline’s highly experienced and dedicated British craftsmen, the Targa 53GT sets a new standard in choice, personalisation and buyer satisfaction, which has never before been properly recognised or met by boat builders. Design Director at Fairline, Andrew Pope, comments, “The Targa 53GT represents a dramatic step forward in motorboat design, using the Fairline design DNA to create a model that perfectly blends form and function. The Targa 53GT is immediately distinctive thanks to its exterior styling and shows an evolution from the time proven Targa lineage, incorporating the distinctive deck window profile with signature Fairline spear. Fairline takes a unique approach to constructing its boats with four separate mouldings coming together to create a monocoque construction.
The new model also features a glazed retractable hardtop, a key advantage of which is the pneumatic seal, providing a waterproof seal and seamless one touch movement from closed to open. During the development of the Targa 53GT, emphasis was placed on creating the most flexible Fairline layout to date, providing customers with the chance to create their perfect boat, which is hand built to their specific requirements. Designed to be a sociable boat inside and out, the Targa 53GT combines large cockpit seating and sunbathing areas, with interior saloon seating to provide a seamless flow of entertaining and relaxation space. Companion seating opposite the twin helm adds to the boat’s sociable and inclusive experience. The full beam mid-ship master cabin boasts a king size bed, feature headboard, mood lighting and large panoramic windows. In addition to the stunning master cabin, there is a VIP forward double cabin, with the option to convert the double to a scissor berth and glazing overhead with integrated blinds. The galley is visually open to the upper deck, ensuring those enjoying the ambience below decks are always connected to other guests. Stunning design details run throughout the boat including feature piping and stitching on the sofas and leather bound and stitched handrails. The boat is designed to reach a minimum of 30 knots in a fully loaded state, including fuel, water, tender and crew and boasts high capacity fuel tanks for longer range, safer cruising. Every feature has been carefully planned to enhance the on board experience of the Targa 53GT, including gyro stabilisation as a factory fitted option, a 45% increase in air conditioning output, 35% increase in exterior glazing, and 70% increase in cockpit seating and sunbed areas.
Prices start from £649,000 excluding VAT, with the 2x Volvo Penta D11-675 EVC engine option. Douglas Culverwell, Sales and Marketing Director, adds, “The Targa 53GT gives an idea of the shape of things to come, not just for Fairline but for the whole market.
The 53ft range has taken the same state-of-the-art technologies and industry-leading production methods the successful 48ft range benefits from and developed them further, creating a boat that not only allows the customer to design the interior styling and layout around their unique needs but also delivers against Fairline’s reputation of high quality, innovative yacht design. Available from spring 2016, the new Targa 53 OPEN will feature uninterrupted entertaining above decks from the platform to companionway. The new design concept created by Fairline for the Targa 53GT enables the buyer to make extensive personalised choices to create their own boat, hand built to their specific requirements.
Hidden yet significant features of the Targa 53GT include the option of factory fitted gyro stabilisation as standard, a 45% increase in standard air conditioning output, 35% increase in exterior glazing, 70% increase in cockpit seating and sunbed areas, and the space for larger TV screens as standard.
Also representing Fairline’s proven Targa range will be the Targa 48GT, a sports cruiser packed with new technologies and exceptional engineering. The Targa 62GT boasts stunning performance and excellent sea-keeping, as well as impressive accommodation throughout. Completing the Fairline offering at Cannes Yachting Festival will be the beautifully proportioned Squadron 65. Fairline’s Targa 53GT is immediately distinctive thanks to its exterior styling and shows an evolution from the time proven Targa lineage, incorporating the distinctive deck window profile with signature Fairline spear.
As part of the annual Ipswich Maritime Festival, Fairline will be officially launching its new East Coast dealership with a weekend of celebrations and the opportunity for VIPs and potential customers to experience Fairline’s yachts. A selection of luxury Fairline models will be on display at the launch, including the Targa 38 OPEN and the stunning Squadron 42.
The Fairline East Coast launch will span the weekend, with gourmet canapés and taster cocktails provided for all visitors and live music on Saturday afternoon. Fairline East Coast is a family run business, with over 25 years of experience in boat sales. Supported by the British Marine Federation and the Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme, which encourages businesses to train apprentices, Evolve Business Training - the employer focused arm of Tresham College of Further and Higher Education in Northamptonshire - will work closely with Fairline to develop and deliver the apprenticeship training standards and assessments.
Help For Children Asia is an international charity supported by the hedge fund and financial services industry which raises money to fund programmes to help prevent and treat child abuse in the US, Canada, the Cayman Islands, UK and Asia. The inaugural benefit gala, held at the Exchange Auditorium at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, was attended by 220 guests from Asia’s alternative investments industry. The neutral Capri scheme was chosen by the owner for the interior of the boat, because it offers an elegant, muted palette featuring soothing taupe, white and cream colourways with duck egg blue hues, accentuating the feeling of space of the Targa 48 OPEN.
In its open form, with the canvas roof retracted, the Targa 48 OPEN offers a sense of freedom that continues out onto the cockpit with its large, inviting sunpad. This appointment continues to strengthen the UK dealer network for Fairline following the recent expansion of Bates Wharf’s representation to the entire South Coast and complemented by Fairline Wales and Fairline Channel Islands dealerships in the UK. Burton Waters is family run business, started in 1988 and now has two sales and service locations. Adam Cox, Burton Waters Sales Director said “This is a very exciting time for Burton Waters, the direct factory relationship combined with the location of the ship yard and Ipswich technical centre go hand in hand with our business as we look to support our loyal customers.
To ensure that current and future Fairline boat owners are fully supported the new Fairline East Coast team will undergo immediate training at the Fairline facilities. Colin Sykes, CEO Fairline Boats said “Burton Waters are a terrific business, sharing our vision and philosophy of customer satisfaction and service.
Prospective and existing Fairline customers alike were able to step aboard the models on display, which included the expansive Squadron 65, fitted with gyro stabilisastion, allowing you to enjoy the comfort and sociability of this boat, no matter what the weather brings.
Also at the event was the Targa 48GT which features an electric hard top roof so you are assured of a wonderful open-air experience which is perfect for the Egyptian climate. Fairline South Mallorca and Fairline North Mallorca will be on hand throughout the show to welcome prospective and existing customers onto the stand and enjoy their hospitality. The two Fairline dealerships shall be hosting a VIP wine tasting event for all Fairline owners and customers.
They will be exhibiting four privately-owned boats from the current model range at this year’s show, including the ever popular Targa 38, and a 2014 Targa 48 and Targa 50.
This progresses an already strong relationship between the two businesses and will ensure that Fairline customers continue to receive the best service across the South Coast, seven days a week. Bates Wharf Marine Sales Ltd will operate the Fairline Southampton offices and berths as well as continuing to represent Fairline from its offices in Poole, Chertsey and Eastbourne. These South Coast dealerships strengthen Fairline’s current UK representation that includes Fairline Wales and Fairline Channel Islands, ensuring customers find their perfect Fairline. Karl Gilding has been appointed to head up the Yacht Division, ensuring the Fairline sales process for its larger yachts is seamless for customers – from choosing a boat right through to delivery. Karl joins a strong and established global sales team at Fairline that is resolute in supporting and growing its dealer network in core markets. Karl began his career in the marine business with the first importer of Sea Ray Boats and has experience in both the retail and manufacturing sides of the industry. The Targa 53 GRAN TURISMO and Squadron 53 follow on from the success of Fairline’s recently launched 48ft models, also based on a common platform. Fairline has ambitious plans to grow awareness of the brand in the Arabian Gulf region, building on the success of Fairline Egypt and Fairline Lebanon. Fairline Middle East will operate from new offices in Dubai, serving the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. The new dealership has ambitious plans to grow awareness of the Fairline brand in the Arabian Gulf region, building on the success of Fairline Egypt and Fairline Lebanon. The first of these new additions is the Shadow S, which was revealed to the boating public for the very first time.
Furthermore, Fairline revealed a 2015 Targa 38 on its stand, featuring a number of updates to the boat’s specification, layout and interior and exterior styling. Among the exciting announcements in Fairline’s plans for the future were significant changes to the interiors of its elegant range. Alongside the new product and design features that are to be showcased, Fairline is displaying a wide selection of its luxury motor yacht range, including the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO, Targa 48 OPEN, Squadron 48, Squadron 65 and Targa 62 GRAN TURISMO. In recent weeks Fairline has unveiled two new additions to its engineering team to support the new product plans and underline Fairline’s commitment to high quality engineering and boatbuilding excellence.
Continuing to focus on high quality engineering and boatbuilding excellence, Fairline has invested in two new appointments to support the upcoming programme. Stefan and Ben have joined existing team members, Gary Smith, Fairline Technical Manager and Andrew Pope, Design Director, to underpin the outstanding engineering and design expertise at Fairline. With a lifetime in the boating industry, Stefan brings a wealth of global boat industry knowledge and experience gained with leading distributors and manufacturers across the world. Ben will be working alongside Stefan to deliver the engineering design, development and validation of new and current products.
Leading British luxury Motor Yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats, will showcase the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO, alongside its elegant Squadron 50, at both the Norwalk and Annapolis boat shows this autumn. The Fairline Chesapeake team will be on hand throughout both shows to welcome prospective and existing Fairline owners and visitors onto the stand to take a look at the models.
The Targa 48GT is powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the characteristics of the IPS drive and features a beautifully spacious flybridge and newly styled interior.
With intelligent space-saving innovations engineered throughout the boat, the Targa 48GT provides sociable spaces with clever design touches.
In addition to allowing visitors to browse an extensive selection of luxury Motor Yachts, powerboats and sailboats, the shows will offer visitors the chance to take part in on-the water demos and boat handling clinics, sailing seminars and offers a range of activities for children.
Douglas brings to the role a wealth of global boat industry knowledge and experience acquired over the last 17 years. Douglas will be responsible for the strategic growth and development of Fairline’s dealer network throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Squadron 48 and Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO will be showcased on the European stage for the first time, displaying the best of British craftsmanship on Fairline’s elegant stand. Fairline has developed the new 48ft trio, that also includes the Targa 48 OPEN, with careful attention to global customer feedback and as a result, an array of options is available to ensure each model is perfectly suited to different markets. Meanwhile, the fresh and ingenious design of the Squadron 48 interior ensures there is plentiful space with a voluminous saloon and large relaxed seating areas to both port and starboard.
The leading British luxury boat brand will be a main sponsor of the White Helmets, providing financial support for the team of 25 regular soldiers in 2014, as they delight audiences with heart-stopping stunts at a range of events, festivals and shows across the country.
Now in its 88th year, the White Helmets team is famous around the world for its spectacular feats of balance, death-defying crossover rides and daring acrobatics.
Based in Sydney, Australia, Adam Waters will be responsible for the strategic development of the Asia Pacific dealer network, including India, Thailand, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Vicky Farrow will be based at Fairline’s Headquarters in Oundle, liaising between the factory, the dealer network and customers to ensure Fairline provides the best possible customer service.
Adam joins James Powell (EMEA) and Steve Leeson (Americas) in the sales team led by James Robinson, Fairline's Sales Director. The Squadron 78 CUSTOM is now available with an integrated fixed flybridge hard top surrounding an electric retractable canvas roof.
The new hard top model recently concluded sea trials at Fairline’s test facility in Ipswich. Fairline celebrated the launch of the 100th Squadron 78 model earlier this year at the London Boat Show. Fairline also exhibited two models from the iconic new 48ft range in Istanbul, during the CNR International Eurasia Boat Show at the end of the month. 23 members of staff working across the Fairline factories will reach the quarter century milestone in the months ahead – the highest number in one year to date. One such employee is Line Manager Gary Stanford, who started out working on the production moulds at Fairline.
To acknowledge 25 years of loyal service, members of staff can choose a gift and flowers are also sent to their spouses or partners.
The introduction of the brand’s new 48ft range has contributed to the recent increase in demand. A new feature of the stand, Fairline’s Concept Cinema, gave customers, show visitors and industry guests a glimpse of the future of motor boating with the Fairline eSprit concept boat.
The eSprit was the focus of Fairline’s Concept Cinema at the 2014 London Boat Show, an all-new feature of the Fairline stand.
The concept boat showcases an ergonomically optimised interior and includes a Multifunctional Steering Position with paddle throttles and integral LED control display. Power options for the Fairline eSprit consist of a 400hp diesel engine, capable of 30 knots in diesel mode, coupled to an electric motor. Dedicated to the Fairline eSprit, the Concept Cinema brought an exciting new dimension to the Fairline stand at the 2014 London Boat Show. The original Squadron 78 was first unveiled to the world in 2003 at a prestigious event near the Tower of London. Exhibiting at Ramp 39, Fairline will join yacht builders from around the world at Florida’s largest annual event, which transforms Collins Avenue into a multi-million dollar showcase. Perfectly suited for the Miami boating scene, the Targa 48 OPEN is an elegantly appointed two cabin, double en-suite model geared towards the design trend of spacious sociable areas for entertaining inside and out.
The Targa 48 OPEN is powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the range, making significant use of new technologies and industry-leading production systems. Surely the fairest, most democratic way is for parties to be required to spell out to voters in advance of a local election exactly what it's council tax proposals are, and then be legally required to stick to them if they are elected. Friends of the Shelter volunteers work hard to make the shelter a warm, inviting place to build relationships between adopters and the cats.
Despite the widespread protests that erupted last year, the rate at which people are killed by the police in the US has accelerated. It’s perhaps portentous that a poll to find Britain’s national bird had last week been decided in overwhelming favour of the robin.
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He and Chris Rushworth quickly removed the home openers and it became 49 for three when replaced Arshad and struck with his fifth ball.
The game was notable for the second-half appearance of Downing, with the England international kicking off his second spell at his hometown club in an attacking central-midfield role. With the rest of the Boro squad currently on a training break in Marbella, it remains to be seen whether Downing heads straight out to Spain or remains at Rockliffe Park ahead of his new team-mates’ return next week.
On Sunday, the forecast calls for a high temperature in the low 20s in Milwaukee, with blustery northeast wind gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. Monroe mentioned Parker's return from injury next season as one of the factors that led him to choose the Bucks over offers from the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers.
Nepal's major political parties on Tuesday agreed to reconsider the delineation of states in the wake of countrywide protests against the move in which three people have been killed. Other completed work on the Port Clarence scheme includes flood embankments to the east and west of the Wilton Engineering site.
Despite their success, Stuart says they have no intention of expanding their operation and is proud of their role in the burgeoning small-scale food and drink sector in the county. The problem for Brentford, however, is whether their soon-to-be departing manager, Mark Warburton, can motivate his team through the final throes of the campaign knowing that he will not be there to reap the rewards next season. Council leader Councillor Bob Cook said: “Local residents and businesses had to endure the eyesore that was Billingham House for several years. While the West Nile virus is not new to Maryland, health officials warn people to take precautions when heading outside to parks or to the beach, especially areas where there might be standing water. However, even though the opportunity to return to Teesside after a two-year spell in London was a powerful attraction, Downing insists he would not have rejoined Boro if he did not believe they had a realistic chance of promotion. Dad, Ian, is director at the family-owned Barkers Furnishing Store in Yafforth Road, Northallerton, where earlier this year Hannah, along with brothers William and Thomas, cut the turf to get a £3m expansion of the business underway. The same night (Saturday), Darlington’s Neil Hepper also took a chance on the road when he travelled to Doncaster and faced the experienced Kevin Hooper over six rounds. The government has declared their strike illegal although GMA members continued services to their inpatients. The opportunity to meet with many leaders in Israel face to face has impressed on me even more the significance of the vote I will cast in the US Congress.
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Congressman Keith Rothfus (R-Pennsylvania), who is on his first visit to Israel, said he would share with his colleagues and constituency what he learned on the trip about the need for America to stand with Israel in her defense, the 'Post reported. With the last two months of a lost season amounting to something of a tryout for many players on the Milwaukee Brewers' roster, Khris Davis has put a solid foot forward in recent days. It is LVMH’s second-largest fashion and leather-goods brand and, according to analysts at HSBC, this sector of LVMH is doing very well indeed. A southern spokesman said Greville's death had been referred to the coroner, but police were continuing to investigate on behalf of the coroner and WorkSafe.
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If your staff can attend the tables with the professionalism and service that they provide in most US restaurants it will do two things! Fairline Yachts, which was formed less than six weeks ago, has ensured continuity of production to guarantee it completes all orders for boats received by the previous owners.
Represented in Florida by G Marine and in Turkey by Karina, Fairline Yachts is showcasing some of its most popular boats at the respective events. Commenting on the worldwide distribution of the 50-year old brand, Miles Moorhouse of Fairline Yachts, says, “We are delighted to showcase some of our most popular boats at two key international boat shows this month, Miami and Eurasia. The new company, Fairline Yachts, is funded by two long term UK-based Russian investors, who are both highly experienced in managing and developing marine businesses and in the production of high technology products, IT and media services.
Russell says, “I am delighted to have been appointed Managing Director for Fairline Yachts. The newly formed company will operate from its manufacturing facilities in Oundle, Northamptonshire. Both 53ft models incorporate new styling cues, whilst also upholding Fairline’s best design traditions.
Fairline has chosen a shaft driven configuration for the new models to maximise the aft space available for optional configurations such as a crew cabin or gyroscopic stabilisation. The Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show will also see Fairline launch its fastest model yet to the US boating public.
Perfectly suited for the Miami boating scene, the Shadow S is based on the Targa 38’s new 2015 specification and packed with unique styling features befitting its sports ethos. The first of these new additions is the new Shadow S, which will be revealed to the boating public for the very first time at the show.
The London Boat Show will see Fairline make a real statement about the future and share the fruits of its extensive investment in new products and innovation.
Furthermore, Fairline owners and visitors to the Fairline stand will be able to explore a new Targa 38 OPEN with revised specification, featuring a twin helm seat and an expanded gallery. Among the exciting announcements in Fairline’s plans for the future are some significant changes to the interiors of its elegant range.
Alongside the new product and design features that are to be showcased, Fairline will be displaying a wide selection of its luxury motor yacht range, including the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO, Targa 48 OPEN, Squadron 48, Squadron 65 and Targa 62 GRAN TURISMO. Charlie’s Dad, Richard Austin got in touch with us to see if he could arrange a surprise treat for Charlie to celebrate his 10th birthday. We sent Charlie and his family VIP passes which he opened on his birthday and Steve Leeson, Regional Director for the Americas toured them around every boat at the show before treating them to drinks at the VIP lounge. As the summer season draws to a close, Fairline owners invited their friends and families to a barbeque lunch on the island where a whole host of elegant models were in attendance, including the Targa 38, Squadron 42, Targa 44, Targa 47, Targa 50, Squadron 60 and Targa 64. Only accessible by boat, Tawila is one of the North Red Sea islands found just under an hour from El Gouna, offering empty white sand shores and crystal clear water lagoons. Owners and their guests spent the day relaxing in the sunshine and basking in the heat on the exquisite island. The first model in Fairline’s 48ft range, the Targa 48 OPEN is powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull, designed specifically for the characteristics of the IPS drive, and features a beautifully spacious exterior and newly styled interior.
Fairline owners invited their friends and families to take part in the event, with models in attendance ranging from the Targa 47 to the Targa 62 and Squadron 65. Later in the afternoon, the boats rafted up together, giving guests the choice of either relaxing in the sunshine or enjoying an action-packed day on the water. The owners of a Squadron 58 attached a giant inflatable slide and climbing wall to the boat’s flybridge and ran a competition to see who could climb to the top the fastest. The Fairline Chesapeake team will be on hand to answer any questions and guests will be able to enjoy a glass of Champagne on board. The Fairline Targa 48GT is powered by Volvo Penta IPS and has been a firm favourite with customers since her launch in January 2014.
The third model in Fairline’s 48ft range has proved very popular with dealers and customers across Europe, and looked simply stunning set within Vilamoura Marina.
Fairline Algarve is enjoying a good year and has been pleased with the response from customers to the 48ft range – all ideal models to enjoy the wonderful coves and beaches along the Algarve coastline. The Fairline Targa 48GT is powered by Volvo Penta IPS and has been a firm favourite with Fairline’s discerning customers since her launch in January 2014.
The Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO, which made its world debut at the 2014 London Boat Show, will be joined by two other models in the new 48ft range, the Targa 48 OPEN and the Squadron 48. The Fairline team will be on hand throughout the show to welcome prospective and existing Fairline owners and visitors onto the stand and to walk them through the entire range. Mark brings over a decade of experience in the luxury boating industry to the role and has worked for Fairline in the region since 2011. A four-year-old girl in the port city of Manta had been trapped in debris for eight hours before she was rescued after a deadly earthquake jolted the Pacific coast of Ecuador on Saturday. The girl was almost at her last gasp when she was rescued, but all nearby hospitals were either too-badly damaged or too overcrowded to treat her.
During the emergency crisis the rescue team turned to the ECU911 system made by Chinese experts, and the girl was transported to a hospital in Guayaquil of Guayas Province by a military helicopter. She is now out of danger after timely treatment, Minister of Security and Coordination Cesar Navas said. During this earthquake, China's ECU911 emergency warning and monitoring system has helped save a number of lives, Navas added. The ECU 911, designed and built by China National Electronics Import and Export Corp, connects Ecuador's various security and disaster relief agencies, such as police forces, fire departments, transportation, paramedic units and the Red Cross, to aid reaction speed to emergencies via a single telephone number, 911, said Wang Fei, manager of CEIEC' s Ecuador' s subsidiary.
By Tuesday afternoon, the magnitude-7.8 earthquake had claimed 499 lives, leaving 4027 injured and 231 missing. ECU911 is an integrated system of police services, video surveillance with thousands of cameras, GPS, geographic information, and a smart analysis of resources, among others, said Wang. In ECU911's headquarters in Quito, the red lights of the several telephones keep flashing with incoming calls. ECU911 regional centers for the quake-struck areas like Esmeraldas, Portoviejo, Santo Domingo and Machala are also available to provide necessary services, he added. International organizations and a number of countries have also activated their humanitarian aid plans for Ecuador. China's Red Cross has provided $100,000 in cash for emergency assistance to its Ecuadorean counterpart, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying on Tuesday. In ECU911's headquarters, more than 20 Chinese technicians are working day and night to ensure this lifesaving system runs well at this critical moment. Annie Leibovitz has shot three relaxed images featuring the queen, her family and her dogs, which were released by Buckingham Palace to mark the big day.
The US photographer was invited back nine years after a row over foot age shot for a documentary on the BBC, which showed Leibovitz asking the queen to remove her tiara, drawing a frosty response. The new pictures were taken in recent weeks at Windsor Castle, the queen's residence west of London. One shows the monarch standing on garden steps with four of her dogs-corgis Willow and Holly and dorgies Vulcan and Candy.
Another shows her with five of her great grandchildren, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and two of her grand children. In this shot, Mia Tindall daughter of the queen's granddaughter Zara and her former rugby player husband Mike Tindall-is holding the queen's hand bag.
In 2007, a previous photo shoot involving Leibovitz and the queen became headline news, earning the nickname "Queengate" in the media. One of the BBC's top executives resigned after a trailer implying that the queen stormed out of the photo session was shown at a press launch event for the documentary A Year With The Queen". The BBC later apologized to the queen after admitting that the sequence of events had been "misrepresented" and that she had not walked out. Leibovitz, the first American invited to shoot an official portrait of the queen, later described her as "a bit cranky" but "feisty" and praised her devotion to duty. Britain's oldest and longest-serving monarch celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday with a day at home with the dogs, a short walk to greet well-wishers and a family party, as the nation paid tribute to her service and stamina.
Her government and subjects held gun salutes, fire-works and speeches in Parliament in the queen's hon-or, and televised retrospectives offered scenes from a royal life that has stretched from the Roaring'20s to the Internet age.
He said the queen "has lived through some extraordinary times, "from World War II to the moon landing, the end of the Cold War and the advent of peace in Northern Ireland.
Cameron led tributes in the House of Commons to the monarch and her "unshakable sense of duty, "pointing out that the queen had provided counsel to 12 British prime ministers and meta quarter of all the US presidents in history. A fan of Queen Elizabeth II dressed as a town crier gathers to celebrate the queen's 90th birthday in Windsor, Britain, on Thursday. Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist born into slavery, will be the new face on the $20 bill. The leader of the Underground Railroad is replacing the portrait of Andrew Jackson, the nation's seventh president and a slave owner, who is being pushed to the back of the bill. And Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first treasury secretary who's enjoying a revival thanks to a hit Broadway play, will keep his spot on the $10 note.
The changes are part of a redesign announced on Wednesday by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, with the new $20 marking two historic milestones: Tubman will become the first African-American on US paper money and the first woman to be depicted on currency in 100 years.
The back of the $10 bill will also feature suffragette leaders Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. The back of the $20, which now shows the White House, will be redesigned to include the White House and Jackson.
The new image on the $5 bill will include civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, African-American opera singer Marian Anderson and Eleanor Roosevelt, who was first lady of the US. The bills will be issued in 2020 - the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. Carnivorous quolls, commonly known as the native cat, are under attack from the poisonous cane toad, an invasive species from Central and South America. The toads were introduced to Australia in 1935 but are so poisonous they can kill predators that try to eat them.
Numbering more than 200 million, the invasive species continue to spread across northern Australia at an estimated 40-60 kilometers a year, leaving a trail of catastrophic population declines in native predators. Now a government-funded project has been set up to train "toad-smart" northern quolls to avoid eating the poisonous toads and help re-establish a population of the marsupials in Kakadu. Up to 30 trained quolls will be released in the wilds of southern Kakadu's Mary River district this year as part of a three-year plan. Quolls are exposed to food containing toad skins and nauseous chemicals which they gradually learn to avoid.
A successful experimental program from 2010 showed that the toad-smart females not only survived and reproduced but that new generations learned to avoid eating the toads from them, resulting in a fivefold increase in local quoll numbers.
Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrews said the project was part of a $585,000 investment strategy to make Kakadu safe again for native animals and plants.
National Parks director Sally Barnes said the research had shown that each generation of quolls would learn to avoid cane toads.
A pair of Chinese giant pandas that arrived in South Korea in early March, were unveiled on Thursday to the South Korean public after an approximate 50-day adjustment period.
The 3-year-old male named Le Bao and the 2-year-old female Ai Bao, whose names mean pleasant and lovely treasures, made their public appearance at the 3,300-square-meter Panda World in Everland, South Korea's largest theme park located around 40 kilometers from the capital Seoul.
Attending the opening ceremony were about 400 journalists and officials from both countries, including Qiu Guohong, Chinese ambassador to Seoul, South Korean Culture and Tourism Minister Kim Jong-deok and Gyeonggi province Governor Nam Kyung-pil. Everland expects the pandas to help increase visitors to the theme park, appointing them as honorary employees.
Joint research will be conducted by Everland and China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda.
The center heads China's international panda research and cooperation program and has sent 32 pandas to 12 zoos and parks in 10 countries and regions since the 1990s. The UN began evacuating hundreds of people from besieged Syrian towns in a rare sign of humanitarian progress, as the US Air Force for the first time deployed a B-52 bomber against the Islamic State group. In Geneva, where UN-brokered peace talks have faltered as a fragile cease-fire has come under strain, the Syrian government meanwhile said it was pushing on with indirect negotiations, calling the opposition's freeze on taking part "absurd theater". The anti-government High Negotiations Committee this week suspended its participation in the talks until it could see progress on political transition and humanitarian issues.
The talks are aimed at putting an end to Syria's five-year war with a political transition, a new Constitution, and fresh elections by September 2017.
But the main block remains the fate of President Bashar Assad, whom the opposition says cannot be a part of a transitional government. On the ground, the UN secured the evacuation of dozens of people needing medical attention from four besieged towns on Wednesday, as part of a complex humanitarian mission, while the US-led coalition upped the ante on the battlefield.
Washington sent in a B-52 bomber to destroy a weapons storage facility south of Mosul, the Pentagon said. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said plans were under way to evacuate some 500 people including the sick, wounded and their family members "in urgent need of lifesaving medical attention" from four besieged towns. On the outskirts of the rebel-held town of Madaya, seven large white buses were used to evacuate residents.
The evacuations were taking place from rebel-held Zabadani and Madaya near Damascus, and the government-held towns of Fuaa and Kafraya in northwest Idlib province. EU antitrust regulators said that by requiring mobile phone manufacturers to pre-install Google Search and the Google Chrome browser to get access to other Google apps, the US company was harming consumers by stifling competition.
The EU's move is the latest in a series of antitrust challenges Google has faced in both the EU and countries including India, Brazil and Russia.
The European Commission said Google's Android licensing practices, which started in 2011 when the company became dominant in mobile operating systems and app stores, showed Google was seeking to shield its search engine, the world's most popular, from competition. Google is already facing EU charges over the promotion of its shopping service in Internet searches at the expense of rival services in a case that has dragged on since late 2010 despite three attempts to resolve the issues. The stakes are higher for Google in the Android case as it made about $11 billion last year from advertising sales on Android phones through its apps such as Maps, Search and Gmail, according to estimates by financial analyst Richard Windsor. The company risks a fine of 10 percent of worldwide global sales for one year, which would amount to a $7.4 billion fine on the basis of 2015 revenues.
The European Commission said about 80 percent of smart mobile devices in Europe and the world run on Android and that Google holds more than 90 percent of the market for general Internet searches on Android in the European Economic Area.
The UN refugee agency said on Wednesday as many as 500 refugees and migrants may have lost their lives after an overcrowded boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Italy. The 41 survivors of the incident - 37 men, three women and a three-year-old child - were rescued by a merchant ship and taken to Kalamata, in the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece, on Saturday, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said. The UNHCR team "has interviewed survivors of an overcrowded boat that sank in the Mediterranean in what could be one of the worst tragedies involving refugees and migrants in the last 12 months," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters.
Those rescued include 23 Somalis, 11 Ethiopians, six Egyptians and a Sudanese, the spokesman said. With summer approaching and the seas becoming calmer, this tragedy may be a harbinger of a deeper emerging crisis, reports said.
So far this year, around 25,000 refugees have reached the shores of Italy from North Africa, according to Italian authorities. While those numbers are slightly more than the 24,000 who arrived during the same period last year, the UN and other refugee organizations are expecting more people to take rickety boats plying the risky routes across the Mediterranean to Italy. The survivors told UNHCR staff that they had been part of a group of between 100 and 200 people who departed last week from a locality near Tobruk in Libya on a 30-meter-long boat.
So far this year, more than 179,000 refugees and migrants have reached Europe by sea across the Mediterranean and Aegean, and at least 761 have died or gone missing attempting the journey, Dujarric added.
Recession-wracked Venezuela is to ration electricity in 10 of its most populous and industrialized states, including metropolitan Caracas, the socialist government said on Wednesday.
President Petro Poroshenko signed a bill on Wednesday which bans all movies produced by Russian companies and Russian citizens after 1991 if they "glorify the work of government bodies" of Russia who annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014.
An explosion rocked a petrochemical plant on Mexico's southern Gulf Coast, causing evacuations in the area as a fire billowed a toxin-filled cloud into the air.
Norway violated mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's human rights by keeping him in a "completely locked world" after being sentenced for killing 77 people in twin attacks in 2011, a court ruled on Wednesday.
Paris authorities view the building project - which made central Paris a construction site pockmarked with cranes for seven years - as an opportunity to gentrify the 70s complex that was often voted among the city's biggest eyesores by disgruntled Paris residents, and also attract a share of the millions of tourists who visit the city every year. The previous incarnation of Les Halles became associated more with the myriad gangs of youths who traveled in on regional trains from the less-affluent suburbs to hang out there than it was for its rich past - as the gilded food market and shelter the French king would use to impress merchants in the 12th Century and the culinary heart of the city that 19th-century novelist Emile Zola famously called "the belly of Paris". Today, a giant, green high-tech glass-and-metal undulating "canopy" roof designed by architects Patrick Berger and Jacques Anziutti sparkles in the spring sunshine. And 35 new stores and restaurants hope to restore the site its culinary and cultural prowess, including a posh brasserie by Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse and a literary eatery designed by Philippe Starck with the slogan "Feed Your Mind". But not everyone is convinced that the attempted gentrification of Paris' main artery to the poorer regional suburbs will work.
The new canopy is a stark contrast to its predecessor - a hangout so ingrained in youth and urban culture that Les Halles is even cited in French rap songs. To fanfare more than three years ago, Asia Pulp and Paper promised to use only plantation woods after an investigation by one of its strongest critics, Greenpeace, showed its products were partly made from the pulp of endangered trees.
Greenpeace welcomed the announcement as a breakthrough and the company, long reviled by activists as a villain, rebranded itself as a defender of the environment, helping it to win back customers that had severed ties. When it went public with its plans for the mill in 2013, APP said it would produce 2 million tons a year and acknowledged earlier this year the mill's capacity could in the future increase to 2.8 million tons. New research released on Wednesday by a dozen environmental groups estimates that APP will face a significant shortfall in its supply of plantation-grown wood after the new mill begins operating, even at a 2.0 million ton capacity. How the mill, which could operate for more than half a century, is fed will be a factor in the survival of Indonesia's tropical forests and the endangered wildlife they shelter.
More generally, the draining and destruction of peatlands for forestry or agriculture will over decades release vast amounts of carbon that could jeopardize Indonesia's ability to meet its emission reduction targets.
The death toll from Ecuador's earthquake was set to rise sharply after authorities warned that 1,700 people were still missing and anger gripped families of victims trapped in the rubble. Three days after the powerful 7.8-magnitude quake struck Ecuador's Pacific coast in a zone popular with tourists, nearly 500 people are known to have died, the government said on Tuesday.
Sniffer dogs and mechanical diggers were busy at work in the wreckage of coastal towns such as Pedernales and Manta as the stench of rotting bodies grew stronger under the baking sun. International rescuers and aid groups rushed to help victims as searchers dug for families trapped in the debris of homes, hotels and businesses. In a glimmer of good news as he toured the affected areas, President Rafael Correa said that 54 people had been rescued alive from the rubble. Still, hope of finding more victims alive was fading fast as the crucial three-day mark was reached late on Tuesday. Luis Felipe Navarro said he was sure there were people alive in the concrete and twisted metal of a building he owned - one of around 800 structures toppled in the quake. Hundreds of emergency workers from Colombia, Mexico, El Salvador, Spain and other countries were helping overwhelmed Ecuadorean officials. Fears rose for thousands of people left homeless by the quake, prey to disease-bearing mosquitoes and dirty drinking water. Firefighting captain Freddy Arca pointed to the ruins of a hotel in Manta as drills and jackhammers rattled around him. It said landslides were complicating rescue efforts in some areas, and some towns were without electricity. In Pedernales, some 180 kilometers north of Manta, a football pitch was serving as a makeshift morgue, medical center and distribution center. US President Barack Obama called Correa on Tuesday and told him the United States would do "all it can to support Ecuador's recovery," the White House said. Ecuador's government said it had access to $600 million in emergency credit overall, but Correa said rebuilding will cost up to $3 billion and could take two or three years. Premier Li Keqiang sent condolences to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday over earthquakes that jolted Kumamoto Prefecture in southwestern Japan last week. China will continue to keep a close watch on the aftermath of the disaster and stands ready to provide necessary help, he added. Searchers found a man's body on Wednesday in a landslide-hit area, bringing the death toll to 48 from two powerful earthquakes.


Kumamoto Prefecture said that another 11 have died from illnesses believed to be related to the physical stress of evacuation.
More than 100,000 people are homeless or have fled their homes as aftershocks continue to shake the area. A woman complains about what she says is a lack of help in her town of Jama, Ecuador, on Wednesday, after an earthquake struck off the country’s Pacific coast on Saturday. Bleaching occurs when the water is too warm, forcing coral to expel living algae and causing it to calcify and turn white. Although the impact has been exacerbated by one of the strongest El Nino weather systems in nearly 20 years, scientists believe climate change is the underlying cause. The Great Barrier Reef stretches 2,300 km along Australia's northeast coast and is the world's largest living ecosystem.
US President Barack Obama warned Australia 18 months ago of the risk of climate change to the reef during a G20 meeting. UNESCO's World Heritage Committee last May stopped short of placing the Great Barrier Reef on an "in danger" list, but the ruling raised long-term concerns about its future. Australia is one of the largest carbon emitters capita because of its reliance on coal-fired power plants for electricity.
Despite pledging to cut carbon emissions, Australia has continued to support fossil fuel projects, including Adani Enterprises Ltd's proposed $7.7 billion Carmichael coal project in the Galilee Basin in western Queensland. The findings will likely place pressure on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ahead of an expected federal election on July 2. Oliver Lanyon, senior ranger with the Great Barrier Reef region of the Queenlsand Parks and Wildlife Service, takes photographs and notes during an inspection of the reef’s condition in an area called the Coral Gardens. That former student received an in-person apology from one of the men, Brother Lawrence Lambert, in 2014.
The former student said the school sent Lambert away after the 1965 attack, only to have him return to serve as elementary-school principal for nearly two decades.
Allegations from former students have been published in an English-language Tokyo newspaper but otherwise have received little attention in Japan.
There are only about 500,000 Catholics in the country of 127 million, and the school is aimed at foreigners like the three former students rather than Japanese. School officials say they reported the chapel rape allegations to Tokyo police when the victim approached them in 2013. Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester said stenciling of key words and numbers fully matched the font used by Malaysia Airlines, and was not the same one used by the Boeing factory when delivering aircraft.
He said this "link' proved that both pieces, one from the horizontal stabilizer and the other from the wing, were from the missing Boeing 777 which went missing on March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board. Chester said the search for the missing jetliner would continue, and it was once again ready to searching the final 20,000 square kilometers in the search area. Pieces of a Boeing 777 found in Mozambique came from missing flight MH370, according to Australian investigators. A day after India's solicitor general told the Supreme Court that it won't request the return of the 106-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond, which is now part of the British crown jewels, the government reversed track and said it would make all possible efforts to bring the diamond back. India's solicitor general had said on Monday that Britain shouldn't have to give the diamond back, since it was given freely to the British in the mid-19th century by the family of Punjab's Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and had been "neither stolen nor forcibly taken by British rulers".
But on Tuesday, the Culture Ministry issued a statement saying it had yet to make its position known, and that India's government would try to bring back the diamond. The ministry said the stone was a "valued piece of art with strong roots in our nation's history" and that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was determined to get it back.
The diamond is on display in the Tower of London, set in front of the Queen Mother's crown. The Koh-i-Noor, which means "Mountain of Light", was discovered in the Golconda mines in what is now the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. India along with Pakistan and Afghanistan have long squabbled over who has the rightful claim to the diamond. During a 2010 visit to India, British Prime Minister David Cameron told local media that the diamond would stay in Britain.
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun reduced Liang's second-degree manslaughter conviction to criminally negligent homicide before announcing the sentencing decision. Liang, previously convicted in February of fatally shooting African-American Akai Gurley, was the first policeman from the New York Police Department to be convicted of homicide in the shooting death of a civilian since 2005. A bullet from Liang's service weapon ricocheted and accidentally killed Gurley, an unarmed civilian, when the former police officer was patrolling in a housing project in the borough of Brooklyn in late November in 2014.
The reduced conviction and sentencing came after a massive rally in more than 30 US cities in February over the manslaughter conviction. Tuesday's sentencing was welcomed by the city's Asian-American community and Liang's supporters.
A few dozen Asian-American advocates had been standing outside the courthouse for the announcement of sentencing. In a surprise speech at the closing ceremony of the 7th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, Fidel Castro backed the economic changes begun five years ago by his younger brother and the current leader Raul Castro.
At Tuesday's closing ceremony of the 7th PCC Congress, Raul Castro was re-elected as the PCC's first secretary for the next five years. The greatest danger facing humanity is weapons of mass destruction, which could undermine the planet's peace and order, said Fidel Castro in his speech, stressing that human beings must adapt and learn more about the reality of the world and its dangers. The elder Castro said he had not expect to live this long, referring to his upcoming 90th birthday. Fidel Castro gives a surprise speech at the closing ceremony of the 7th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba in Havana on Tuesday. Trump's crushing defeat of Ted Cruz in Tuesday's primary election tilted the energy in the Republican race back to the front-runner, just as Republican National Committee members begin meeting in Florida on Wednesday to discuss their July convention, where the nominee will be chosen. For the Democratic favorite, Clinton's more narrow victory over Bernie Sanders snapped a string of victories by the 74-year-old democratic socialist and gave her a much-needed lift with more tough fights ahead. The eventual victors of the Democratic and the Republican nominating campaigns will face each other in November's general election. Trump's win, celebrated to the tune of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" at Trump Tower in Manhattan, marked a rebound from his Wisconsin defeat two weeks ago. With a campaign staff reboot and a more focused performance, Trump has sought to improve in recent weeks as a candidate. Still, he has a long way to go to seal the nomination and begin trying to heal the wounds in his bitterly divided party.
Trump's haul of most of New York's 95 delegates moved him closer to the 1,237 needed to win the nomination outright. Cruz came in third in New York and gave his primary night speech in Philadelphia, where he was already focused on running in Pennsylvania. Clinton, a former US senator from New York, former secretary of state and former first lady, got nowhere near the knockout punch she needed to finally put Sanders away. But the broad smile on her face as she gave her victory speech spoke volumes about how important New York was to her bid to become the first female US president. The race for the Democratic nomination, she said, is now in "the home stretch, and victory is in sight". France plans to extend a state of emergency declared after the Paris terror attacks to cover the period of the Euro 2016 football tournament and the Tour de France cycle race, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday. At least 21 people including nine children died after a boat capsized off the coast of Rakhine on its way to a market in Pauktaw on Tuesday. A Malaysian has been arrested for trying to smuggle more than half a ton of cannabis into his country across Thailand's southern border, police said on Tuesday. The Israeli military on Wednesday demolished the home of a Palestinian who carried out a lethal stabbing attack in a West Bank Jewish settlement in January.
Houston schools were scheduled to reopen on Wednesday after heavy rains and flooding killed at least six people and forced the cancellation of classes for two days in the country's fourth most populous city.
The death toll in Tuesday's deadly bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul has risen to 64 with 347 others injured, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday. In the 1940s and 1950s, the Brazilian authorities made such an assault on Aedes aegypti - the mosquito that spreads the Zika virus - that it was eradicated from Latin America's largest country by 1958.
But Aedes aegypti has returned, and now Brazil has launched another offensive against the pest, employing hundreds of thousands of troops to fumigate and educate people about how to eliminate its habitats. But eradication experts say there is little chance Brazil can come anywhere near stamping out the pest like it did a half century ago. Eradication efforts so far have been disjointed and more public relations than substance, critics say. Even before the virus reached crisis levels early this year, Brazil had trouble maintaining routine eradication efforts. Health Minister Marcelo Castro has repeatedly defended the government's efforts, arguing the most effective way to fight mosquitoes isn't with chemicals but rather by eliminating breeding sites. In the decades before 1958, the driving force for the campaigns was yellow fever, also transmitted by the Aedes aegypti.
Rolando Saba, an 84-year-old retired engineer, said the brigades were ubiquitous but kept a low profile, in sharp contrast to what he considers the flash efforts today. Saba said he was put off when, during a much-publicized recent spraying, ministers and the president of the central bank were among those going door to door. And larvae of disease-carrying Aedes aegypti can last up to a year, meaning eradication efforts are threatened by every international traveler and every import - risks in a country that is visited by millions of tourists. Many scientists believe Zika was introduced to Brazil during the 2013 Confederations Cup soccer tournament. The World Health Organization has deemed Zika an "international emergency" and its global nature could hurt Brazil's fight against it.
Founded 12 centuries ago by a pioneering woman and nestled in the old medina of Fez, Morocco's University of al-Qarawiyyin library is one of the world's oldest libraries, home to unique Islamic manuscripts treasured by historians.
From calligraphic designs on the walls to ceramic patterns on the floors and wooden carvings on the ceilings, the fingerprint of almost every ruling dynasty since the 9th century can be seen in the architecture.
A devout and wealthy Muslim woman from the Tunisian town of Kairaouan, Fatima al-Fihri, provided the endowment for building al-Qarawiyyin in the 9th century. The library houses a collection of manuscripts written by renowned thinkers from the region, including Ibn Khaldun's Muqadimmah. Other texts include a 9th-century Quran written in Kufic calligraphy, and a manuscript on the Maliki school of Islamic jurisprudence by Ibn Rochd, also known as Averroes.
The manuscripts are now kept in a secure room, with strict temperature and humidity control.
Touring a city ravaged by the earthquake that killed at least 413 people, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Monday said rebuilding would cost billions of dollars and may inflict a "huge" toll on the fragile OPEC nation's economy.
Two days after the magnitude 7.8 quake, traumatized survivors begged Correa for water in the city of Portoviejo, while a soccer stadium in the beach town of Pedernales served as a makeshift relief center and morgue.
Afraid of staying indoors, or with no home to go back to, families huddled in the streets, while police and soldiers patrolled in a bid to control looting.
Seeing the devastation first hand, a visibly moved and grim-faced Correa warned that Ecuador's biggest disaster in decades would put a big toll on the poor Andean country of 16 million people. Relief workers were confronted with swathes of flattened homes, roads and bridges as they surveyed the destruction wrought by Saturday night's quake, and the death toll was expected to rise. Plunging income from oil, Ecuador's biggest earner, had already consigned economic growth forecasts to near zero this year. The energy industry, fortunately, escaped any serious damage and the main refinery of Esmeraldas was due to start up again on Monday night and reach full capacity in a week. Michael Henderson, at risk consultancy Maplecroft, said Ecuador was less well equipped to recover than Chile, where a 2010 earthquake caused an estimated $30 billion in damage. Ecuador also announced late on Monday that it had signed off on a credit line for $2 billion from the China Development Bank to finance public investment. The disaster may also push Correa to seek help from the International Monetary Fund, consultancy Eurasia said. But some survivors complained about lack of electricity and supplies, and aid had still not reached some areas. Shaken Ecuadoreans lined up for food and blankets, slept in the rubble of their destroyed homes or congregated in the street after the most destructive quake since a 1979 magnitude 7.7 quake killed at least 600 people and injured 20,000, according to the US Geological Survey.
Rescuers pause as they search for earthquake victims amid the rubble in Manta, Ecuador, on Monday. Two major earthquakes and about 600 smaller tremors have rocked the southwestern island of Kyushu since late Thursday, leaving a total of 44 people dead and more than 1,000 injured - 208 of them seriously - in Japan's worst humanitarian disaster in five years. Many who abandoned their damaged or destroyed homes have had to sleep in temporary accommodation, huddle in makeshift shelters or even sleep in their cars, and local media have reported problems in delivering food and other essentials as well as raising health concerns. Nearly 117,000 people were in evacuation shelters, said Takayuki Matsushita, a spokesman for the Kumamoto prefectural government, but he added that the figure does not include those staying with friends or family or in places other than official shelters.
Justice Ministry official Koichi Shima said that a prison in the hard-hit city of Kumamoto has accommodated as many as 250 people at a time in the correctional facility's martial arts training hall. The ministry decided to start using prison facilities as evacuation centers after a huge undersea quake in March 2011 killed around 18,500 people when it sent a devastating tsunami barreling into the northeast coast and sparking a nuclear meltdown disaster. An initial quake on Thursday, measured at 6.2 magnitude by US geologists, affected older buildings and killed nine people.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's comments all but confirmed that Australia was on track to hold its first early election - called a "double dissolution" because both the House of Representatives and the Senate are dissolved - since 1987.
Turnbull, whose administration is scheduled to deliver its annual budget to Parliament on May 3, has until May 11 to officially announce an early election. A typical election, in which the entire House of Representatives and half the Senate go to the polls, can be held any time from Aug 6 until January 14, 2017.
Turnbull's move comes shortly after an opinion poll showed the government trailing the opposition party for the first time since he took over as leader last year. The poll was a blow to the ruling party's confidence as it prepares to campaign for a second three-year term in office. Wu Wei resigned from his position as the business school's head corporate finance tutor on Monday after posting a number of derogatory social media posts insulting students from China.
Students in Wu's class created a petition condemning the remarks, which were mostly made last year on Chinese social media outlet Weibo.
Workforce diversity specialist Conrad Liveris told Xinhua on Tuesday the comments have no place in a professional context or in an educational institution. Liveris recommended Wu undertake a training and reflective exercise to figure out why he was making such posts, as the comments were "completely out of line". Dean of the University of Sydney Business School Professor Gregory Whitwell added racist, sexist or offensive language was not tolerated. A trip by the US ambassador to the United Nations to Cameroon's front lines in the war against Boko Haram started horrifically on Monday as an armored jeep in her motorcade struck and killed a young boy who darted into the road.
The incident occurred near the small city of Mokolo, in northern Cameroon, where Samantha Power, her aides and accompanying journalists were headed to meet refugees and others displaced by the years of brutal attacks across West Africa. She said she met with the boy's family to "offer our profound condolences and our grief and heartbreak". Power returned to the scene of the bloody accident several hours later to meet the 7-year-old boy's mother and father, while residents of his village stood solemnly on a sandy expanse. The motorcade was moving at a fast clip, at times exceeding 60 mph, while villagers lined up along the sides of the road. At the moment of impact, a man could be seen running up the embankment, with his arms held high, to the street to try to stop the child. The vehicle that hit the boy initially stopped, but was ordered by American security forces to continue traveling through the unsecured area. The boy was rushed to a hospital, though his condition was already hopeless, according to people familiar with the incident, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Several US officials were visibly affected, with one Power aide turning away to cry as his boss met with refugee children shortly afterward.
The US has sent troops and drones and offered to send a special operations mission to the fight against Boko Haram. Prosecutors said Yosef Haim Ben-David organized the killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair.
All three defendants had confessed and said the July 2, 2014, murder was revenge for the killing days earlier of three Israeli youths by Hamas. Israeli authorities said the suspects had decided to kill an Arab and equipped themselves with cables, petrol and other materials before randomly choosing Abu Khudair.
Abu Khudair's killing raised tensions, and a seven-week Israeli offensive against the Hamas-run Gaza Strip began on July 8, 2014. The violence had steadily declined in recent weeks, but on Monday a bomb blast ripped through a bus in Jerusalem and sparked a fire, wounding at least 21 people. Fairline has attended to every small detail – from the unrivalled performance, proven sea-keeping, and the exceptional quality of every aspect of on board space, facilities and features.
The use of smart design principles throughout the boat eliminates the owner’s need to compromise. Continuing the Fairline tradition of timeless design, the Targa 53GT incorporates a beautifully tapered hull glazing that emphasises the new model’s dynamic character. This procedure, along with Fairline’s resin infusion process, adds structural strength and rigidity while reducing weight, noise and vibration. The highest quality interior materials are used throughout, including stone worktops and leather panelled drawers and bed surround.
Owners can choose from three beautiful stone worktop options and the galley’s contemporary yet practical features include a full height fridge freezer, induction hobs and soft close drawers. Owners can select options for sofa coverings, fabric and leather from four sumptuous interior schemes based on popular boating destinations – Capri, St Tropez, Amalfi and the Hamptons. Up to 725bhp is available through shaft drives, which better suits the handling and performance characteristics of a 50ft+ boat. This new model refuses to be categorised with production line boats and as the order books are already filling up, we welcome the imminent boat show season. The boat incorporates a beautifully tapered hull glazing which emphasises the dynamic character of the Targa concept and ensures that the spacious master cabin, lower galley and saloon below, are filled with natural light. The Targa 53 OPEN will offer a choice of two shaft driven, Volvo engine options, offering a minimum fully loaded speed in excess of 30 knots and a range of at least 300 nautical miles. All models will have a common platform approach which offer flexibility of layout and options to suit the individual customer and are at the heart of Fairline’s new design philosophy. A beautifully appointed two cabin, double en-suite model, the Targa 48 OPEN embraces the design trend of spacious sociable areas – both inside and out. The hull, for instance, has been specifically designed to complement the Volvo Penta IPS engines, resulting in precise handling, along with impeccable sea keeping. The model has a generous, open cockpit that features a highly sociable J-shaped seating and dining area, sitting ahead of a luxuriously large sunpad and a bathing platform featuring a hydraulic hi-lo system. With an increase in size comes an increase in the ability to really impress and the Squadron 65 does just that. Nowhere is it more elegantly expressed than in the long, wide single-level interior - a testament to the 65’s ingenious flat floor design. It incorporates a beautifully tapered hull glazing that emphasises the Targa 53GT’s dynamic character. A key attribute of the Targa 53GT is the full beam mid-ship master cabin with king size bed, feature headboard and large panoramic windows bathing the cabin in natural light. The ever popular and proven Squadron 42 and Squadron 48 complete Fairline’s line-up at the show. Other local businesses will be on-hand to support the event, including a presence from Graypaul Ferarri, with several luxury cars on display. The apprenticeship scheme will be a four year programme, during which time apprentices will gain invaluable training and experience, and learn and develop the specialist skills and knowledge required in building luxury motor yachts. Accounting for every luxury, and offering opulent comfort, the Squadron 78 is equipped for relaxing and entertaining on a grand scale.
The new look interior makes an impact on the boat’s ambience, which is further enhanced by gloss veneers replacing fabric panels and luxurious touches, such as leather bound and stitched handrails. Free-flowing sociable areas and large panoramic windows add to the sense of light and space in the generously well-appointed saloon. The colour schemes provide complete flexibility in a choice of fabric and surface finishes allowing for a wider personal expression of interior styling. Following feedback from our customers that they wanted to make bolder interior choices, the myriad of options available within each range blend perfectly together, giving Fairline owners the confidence to make stylish choices in their interiors. The head office is located in a new marina development at Burton Waters on the outskirts of Lincoln with large purpose built facilities, fully equipped for sales and service.
We are very proud to have joined a strong UK dealer network representing such a reputable brand and are very much looking forward to the launch of the new 53 foot range of boats”. The appointment represents another very positive step forward for Fairline and we not only welcome Burton Waters to the Fairline family but look forward to them sharing in our future success.
Our trio of Fairline’s have proved very popular and the event has resulted in two retail sales of the Squadron 65 and the Squadron 48, both sold to brand new customers. This will be held on Friday 1st May, from 6pm to 8pm, and all in attendance shall be invited to enjoy some fabulous Mallorcan wines coupled with delicious canapés throughout the evening. Customers will also be able to find out the latest information on the new 53ft project, ahead of the official launch of the Targa 53 GT in September. Bates Wharf Marine Sales Ltd is a fifth-generation family business, established over 100 years ago. The state of the art facilities owned by Bates Wharf Marine Sales Ltd in Chertsey, Surrey will be known as Fairline London and offer customers the largest indoor showroom on the River Thames and a 100-berth marina.
We are a family business and are passionate about selling boats and offering first-class customer service. In his role, Karl will also actively help grow Fairline’s dealer network in North America, a region that the brand is committed to expanding. He brings to the role a wealth of global boat industry knowledge and experience acquired during his 30 years in the marine industry. He then joined Fairline Boats in 1998 as Global Sales Manager and was instrumental in setting up Fairline’s Yacht Division in 2003. I’m excited to be part of the future plans for Fairline, helping to welcome new dealers to the brand and growing our customer base in new and existing territories worldwide.
He brings extensive knowledge of both Fairline’s heritage and the global leisure boating sector as a whole to the role.
The dealership benefits from easy access to the beautiful Hangang River, an area of natural beauty and a hotspot for leisure sports and boating enthusiasts in South Korea. We have long admired the Fairline range for its elegance, high quality and versatility and are delighted to be representing such an esteemed brand. Customers are also able to choose the configuration that best suits their individual use of the boat. There is a strong appetite for new models in the region and we are certain that our customers will be very impressed with the Squadron 53 and Targa 53 GT.
These models extend our common platform approach, offering the flexibility and opportunities for customisation that are at the heart of Fairline’s new design philosophy.
Fairline Middle East will showcase some of Fairline’s newest models at the 2016 Dubai International Boat Show and will be introducing a number of models into the region in the meantime. Boat owners in the region have access to the country’s 300 exquisite manmade islands and the Arabian Gulf coastline has recently seen a great deal of development. Launching to the world for the first time, designs for the new interiors are on display on the Fairline stand throughout the show, with space dedicated to each of the four new colour themes: Amalfi, Capri, Hamptons and St Tropez. The popular Squadron Bar is once again located opposite the stand entrance and visitors are invited to enjoy Fairline Squadron and Targa beers, developed especially for the brand. Stefan Whitmarsh joins as Head of Engineering and Ben Harrison as Engineering Manager, both based at Fairline’s Headquarters in Oundle. He is widely recognised as a leading authority in shipbuilding, construction, manufacturing methods and the operation of large yachts. In his new role at Fairline Stefan will be responsible for driving the new product introduction programme and developing the design and engineering systems across the product range. Fairline has developed the new trio with careful attention to global customer feedback and as a result, an array of options is available to ensure each model is perfectly suited to different markets.
This model attracted a great deal of interest at the London Boat Show earlier this year when it launched to the world.
He has worked for a number of leading distributors and manufacturers across the world, including as Regional Sales Manager at Viking Sport Cruisers Inc.
He joins Adam Waters (Asia Pacific), Steve Leeson (Americas) and James Powell (UK and Spain) in the sales team, which is led by James Robinson, Fairline's Sales Director. This is a world class company, offering premium luxury Motor Yachts manufactured using state-of-the-art technology.
He brings extensive knowledge of the global leisure boating sector to the role which will stand him in good stead to support and grow our dealer network in core markets. The Fairline team will be on hand throughout the show to welcome prospective and existing Fairline owners and visitors aboard these new models and talk them through the range’s striking design. All three models are powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull, designed specifically for the characteristics of the IPS drive, and feature a beautifully spacious flybridge and newly styled interior. The Squadron 48 also offers numerous opportunities for relaxing in style; the flybridge offers a large seating area around an outdoor dining table which can be lowered to convert into a sunpad in addition to forward-facing seating alongside the upper helm.
The Cannes Yachting Festival is the gateway to the Mediterranean motor yachting world and the design of the 48ft range is perfect for the boating region. Wearing their Royal Signals uniform and signature white helmets, the team perform pyramid lifts, jump ramps and even navigate burning hay bales on their Triumph motorcycles.
As a team, we rely solely on our wonderful sponsors for financial support, so it’s fantastic to have secured the backing of such a prestigious British brand.
The courage, daring and talent of these men is incredible and as a British brand, Fairline Boats is committed to supporting the best that this country has to offer. Adam brings to the role 12 years’ experience working with a number of prestigious European motor yacht brands.
She will also support customer factory visits and manage boat handovers at Fairline’s testing facility in Ipswich.
Fairline expect to complete the new look sales organisation with the announcement of a final Regional Sales Director in the next few weeks. Fairline is committed to building its worldwide dealer network in 2014 and showcasing the Fairline range across the globe.
The new roof brings a permanent structure to the already commanding flybridge, with large sunbathing area and plenty of space for open-air entertaining.
We have always sought ways to adapt our range to the needs of our customers and work closely with them to create high-end motor yachts that are truly unique. The beautiful sports cruiser was unveiled from beneath a huge union flag during the launch, showcasing British design and manufacturing at its very best. The world’s second biggest boat and yacht exhibition on land, the show typically attracts over 1,000 high-quality brands. The response from the US audience to the debut of the Targa 48 OPEN was very positive and visitors to the show in Istanbul admired our two 48ft models in particular.
Recruited in 1989, these loyal employees joined the company just four years after the launch of the very first Targa model and two years before the debut of the now renowned Squadron series. One of the best things about working here is the pride we take in watching our high quality motor yachts roll out of the door. For 23 members of the team to reach the 25 year mark is an incredible testament to the passion and dedication of our talented workforce. Family members will also be invited to a special presentation, where the achievement will be formally recognised. Sales were excellent at the show, showing a strong growth over last year and our impressive stand was busy with visitors throughout the show. Fairline also celebrated a major milestone at the show with the launch of its 100th Squadron 78 model, one of the brand’s most successful and iconic luxury motor yachts.
The concept incorporates sustainable materials in construction and design, without compromising Fairline’s class-leading styling and performance. This is one of the main highlights of the year for the leisure marine industry and an event that strengthens the UK’s position as a major destination for buyers of luxury yachts. The concept model offered visitors an exciting proposition for the future of sustainable motor boating, without compromising Fairline’s class-leading styling and performance. Bio-derived epoxy resins with needle punched flax fibres are used in construction and the interior features ecoyarn upholstery fabrics, specially treated with a waterproofing plasma process.
The size of the boat, the materials used, the necessary manufacturing processes; everything was put to the sustainability test. Visitors were welcome to explore the concept design and discover more about the future of sustainable luxury motor boating. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength, becoming one of Fairline’s most successful and iconic luxury motor yachts with a very loyal following.
The model offers an electric canvas roof as standard, as well as a garage for optional jet tender and submersible bathing platform. This has ensured the new Targa offers the highest levels of quality and performance, with considerable weight reduction, exceptional engineering and excellent sea-keeping – everything you would expect from a Fairline. We’re looking forward to launching the Targa 48 OPEN to the US market and showcasing the best of British to visitors at the show. I've been thinking about it a lot recently - because my kids are going to go to school soon so we're trying to work that out - and realise how important that is, but I never had an inspirational teacher.
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Nepal's four major political parties -- Nepali Congress (NC), Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML), Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-Maoist) and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Loktantrik (MJF-L) -- on Saturday night came up with a six-province model in the new federal set up, a key contentions issue of Nepal's constitution-making process that started in 2008 when the first Constituent Assembly was elected. He says while Waitrose already champions English wines and Marks Spencer is considering offering domestically-produced tipples, he has turned down offers to export his wines to far flung countries. The Midlands Area champion and former English title challenger in two weight divisions had too much, however, and claimed the win. A weaker yuan may counter a slump in exports, but prolonged depreciation would trigger capital flight, disturb the financial system and slash investors' confidence in the yuan. If you want to be richer, instead of lying around teaching or nursing or driving trains, do some graft and sell short for an afternoon.
The soft-feel grained plastics and sensible switchgear have trickled down from the larger (and no longer available in the UK) Laguna model.
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We have been focusing on completing existing orders to ensure no customer of Fairline Yachts from anywhere in the world loses confidence in our ability to provide them with their new boat.
On display at Miami has been the Targa 48 OPEN and the Targa 53GT, which saw its American debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. South Florida is one of the world’s largest leisure boating markets and we are pleased to continue our long-term relationship with G Marine in Miami. With nearly 30 years directly relevant experience, Russell has a very strong background in the luxury motor yacht industry. With the resources of the investors, coupled with the expert knowledge of the management team and our energy and passion for the brand, the structure is in place for a great future for Fairline Yachts. A first for Fairline is the option for marble worktops in the galley and heads, and achieving yet another first – being 10% lighter in weight than the equivalent length hand laid up Fairline boat. Alongside this, was the elegant Squadron 48 with its fresh and ingenious interior design ensuring there is plentiful space with a voluminous saloon and large relaxed seating areas to both port and starboard.
The new models follow the same strategy and benefit from the same state-of-the-art technologies and industry-leading production systems as the groundbreaking 48ft range. Customers will also be able to choose the alternative of fin stabilisation to ensure the highest levels of comfort, allowing owners and guests to relax in style onboard.
Throughout the boat’s exterior, special edition design touches contrast burnt orange upholstery, orange lighting, and an orange version of the iconic Fairline shield with carbon, graphite and titanium, including graphite hardtop and navigation equipment and a titanium coloured deck. We are looking forward to revealing the full plans for our new 53ft models, which extend our common platform approach, offering the flexibility and opportunities for customisation that are at the heart of Fairline’s new design philosophy. Details of this exciting new model are being kept closely under wraps until the Fairline Press Conference on the first day of the show.
The Fairline team will be on hand to explain the new options and answer any questions that visitors might have. Launching to the world for the first time, designs for the new interiors will be displayed on the Fairline stand, with space dedicated to each of the four new colour themes: Capri, Hamptons, St Tropez and Amalfi. The event is one of the main highlights of the year for the leisure marine industry and strengthens the UK’s position as a major destination for buyers of luxury yachts.
The popular Squadron Bar will once again be located opposite the stand entrance and visitors are invited to enjoy Fairline Squadron and Targa beers, developed especially for the brand. Richard told us how Charlie loves spending time on the water on board their friend’s Fairline, as well as looking at pictures and videos of the Fairline range. We had such a fun day and I am really thankful to Fairline for taking the time to show us all around. The beautiful Red Sea coast of Egypt provides us with a great opportunity to hold such popular events and reach out to the Fairline community.
Following successful European shows in Cannes and Southampton, visitors in the US will also be able to see the Squadron 65, the Squadron 50, the Squadron 42 and Targa 62 GRAN TURISMO.
We are seeing consistently improving sales across the US and South America and we are committed to further developing the business and our dealer network throughout these regions. Owners powered their elegant boats across the bay, with friends and families onboard, while the photographer took snaps from a helicopter circling above the bay.
On-water activities included a wakeboarding school, wake surfing, flyboarding and paddleboarding.
A hospitality boat provided refreshments throughout the day and a lunch of tapas for guests to enjoy together. We try to put on a varied calendar of events like these – last year we took nine Fairlines to the Barcelona Grand Prix, which was fantastic!
Guests are invited to experience the boat firsthand and explore the clever design touches that have proved so popular with Fairline’s discerning customers. With intelligent space-saving innovations engineered throughout the boat, the Targa 48GT provides plenty of sociable spaces for relaxing in style.
We are delighted to have the first Targa 48GT in the US, a boat that is perfectly suited to the thriving boating community of Annapolis.
It’s only fitting that our beautiful Targa 48GT should be set within one of the most prestigious resorts in Portugal. Fairline Algarve remains committed to the Fairline brand and ethos and runs a very successful dealership, with a fantastic customer following.
Covering the entire country via 16 command and control centers, the ECU911 is playing a key role in handling emergency needs from the quake-struck regions and coordinating rescue work.
Information like the caller's location, a digital map and emergency briefings pop up within seconds on monitors after the SOS call.
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The day's celebration included an eruption of pomp with artillery companies firing gun salutes in Hyde Park and the Tower of London and the bells of Westminster Abbey ringing. The pair will serve as goodwill ambassadors for improved relations between the two countries. Everland installed thermostatic and humidity equipment and planted familiar trees in Panda World to simulate the environment in Sichuan. US regulators closed their most recent investigation of the company in 2013 without taking action. The incident, if confirmed, could be one of the worst tragedies involving refugees and migrants in the past 12 months. It is the latest drastic measure to alleviate a severe electricity crisis which President Nicolas Maduro and his government blame on the El Nino weather phenomenon that causes drought.
Russian films and television series have long dominated the Ukrainian market where an overwhelming majority of the population is bilingual. The state oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos, said 136 workers had been hurt and three were killed in the blast in the industrial port city of Coatzacoalcos.
The ruling, which took many by surprise, found that the killer had been subjected to strip searches, had been waked up hourly by guards for long periods and that the authorities had done little to alleviate the impact of his isolation. At the same time, it was pressing ahead behind the scenes with plans to build a third pulp mill in Indonesia. The company could then face a choice between using higher-cost imported wood or looking the other way as its suppliers encroach upon virgin forests.
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The former student's account of the meeting suggests Lambert might have initially confused him with yet another victim whose assault went unreported. Yet Tokyo police spokesman Satoru Matsunaga said there were no records of the case in their files and no investigation is ongoing.
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The colorless diamond then passed between Mughal princes, Iranian warriors, Afghan rulers and Punjabi Maharajas before it was given in 1849 to the East India Company, which then offered it to the British queen.
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It set him up for another big night on April 26, when Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Maryland will hold primaries. The tone of his victory speech was in keeping with a more measured style the often-brash billionaire has adopted. Some fence-mending may happen when he sends campaign advisers to the RNC meeting starting in Hollywood, Florida, on Wednesday. Anything short of that will lead to a contested convention when Republicans hold their national conclave on July 18-21 in Cleveland. New York gives him a nice boost, but it will take weeks before we know the answer," said Ari Fleischer, who was White House press secretary under former president George W.
The measure giving the state heightened security powers was imposed following the Nov 13 jihadist attacks that left 130 dead, and was already extended by three months in February until May 26. In the attack, Hussein Mohammed Abu Ghosh and another Palestinian armed with knives and improvised explosive devices stabbed two women and were killed by an Israeli security guard. Floodwaters that had blocked roads to downtown Houston and other main areas of the city have mostly receded, and officials said most people should be able to make it back to work. The attack took place after a Taliban suicide bomber rammed a truck bomb into the wall of a compound belonged to the country's national intelligence agency on Tuesday.
The assault is part of President Dilma Rousseff's "war" on the Zika virus, which can cause devastating birth defects. The world is different, with globalization bringing more travelers and trade across borders. An Associated Press investigation found that cities and states in Brazil's northeast ran out of larvicide for several months last year. Periodic outbreaks in Brazil and in cities across the Americas, including the United States, took tens of thousands of lives throughout much of the early 20th century. People who lived through the campaigns say the brigades, made up largely of municipal workers, were a year-round presence. Chaouni is hoping it will mark an ideological change, too, and open to the public for the first time in its long history.
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China has been the largest financier of Ecuador since 2009 and the credit had been under negotiation before the quake.
Vice-President Jorge Glas - a potential candidate to succeed Correa in elections next February - flew into the disaster zone within hours to oversee rescue and relief efforts. The rescuers and desperate families clawed through rubble pulling out survivors two days after a powerful earthquake that killed at least 413 people and devastated a tourist region of Ecuador. But Saturday's more powerful 7.0-magnitude tremor and an ensuing landslide brought even newer structures crashing down.
He had previously said he would call for a double dissolution if the Senate failed to pass government legislation that would create a construction industry watchdog.
A double dissolution can be called earlier to break a legislative deadlock after the Senate has twice rejected a bill passed by the House. The Newspoll published in The Australian newspaper earlier this month found that support for Turnbull's conservative coalition was behind the center-left Labor Party 49 percent to 51. But when the boy darted onto the two-lane highway, there was no time for the sixth car in Power's convoy to react. A Cameroonian helicopter traveling overhead as part of a large security contingent saw the collision. US officials wouldn't comment immediately on any plans for compensation to the boy's family. Two Jewish youths who helped him abduct the teen, who was bludgeoned, strangled and burned alive, were sentenced in February, one to life imprisonment and the other to a 21-year term. After receiving psychological assessments, the court ruled he "fully understood his actions" and found him guilty. The Targa 53GT redefines the 50 foot boating experience, providing outstanding quality in design and performance for the uncompromising end-user. The boat’s classic swept stern shape integrates the hull lines, creating a functional yet attractive transom that gives the boat a dynamic look, even when at rest. The Targa 53GT has a single level floor from the cockpit to saloon, with one step up to the companionway to maximise the feeling of space. The platform holds an integrated Armstrong ladder for those wanting to swim, which conveniently swings and locks away when not in use.
A stunning feature drinks unit stands next to the starboard sofa and a 40 inch rise and fall flat screen television as standard. A flush mounted 32 inch television, along with a standalone vanity unit with illuminated mirror are just a couple of examples of the luxurious touches in the master cabin. Often overlooked, the twin cabin features the same attention to detail as the other accommodation, with no need for guests to sleep in bunk beds and design touches including a full length mirror. Storage options in the galley include large eyeline lockers above the worktop and an under floor larder. Customers are also able to choose between a two cabin or three cabin configuration that best suits their individual requirements. There will also be the option to add stabilisation, with the boat accepting both fin and gyroscopic stabilisers offering the highest level of comfort onboard. The model also features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well as a garage for an optional jet tender and a submersible platform. One of the most attractive features is its electric retractable glazed roof with one-touch operation and pneumatic seal, creating a haven for sun-worshippers. This 65-foot Squadron appears to go one step further than similar sized boats on every level. Having such uncomplicated, single floor levels is normally reserved for much larger yachts, but our designers have achieved just that on this 65-footer. The boat’s classic swept stern shape integrates the hull lines, creating a functional yet attractive transom with optional submersible bathing platform.
In addition to the stunning master cabin, there is a forward double cabin and a versatile twin cabin to port. Every Targa 53GT can be customised with Fairline’s high quality choice of specifications, equipment and interior options, each thoroughly tested and evaluated for its suitability, performance and style.
It embodies exclusivity and elegance with performance, boasting extensive saloon and upper deck areas, private staterooms, all featuring light and space used to stunning effect, and state-of-the-art design features.
The second location is in Ipswich Haven Marina, a marina that is shared with the current Fairline Technical Centre. There is real excitement amongst the dealer network and wider business at this time, with the exciting development of the new 53 foot range of boats. We have a fantastic working relationship with Fairline and it is a real honour to be working with such a prestigious British brand. Karl went on to work as Sales and Dealer Development Manager for Sunseeker International, before returning to Fairline.
Fairline is committed to showcasing its range across the globe, with the strongest dealer network in the world. Established by Dealer Principal, Sangheon Jeon, Marine Grande specialises in sales and servicing for global luxury motor yacht brands.
South Korea has a growing boating community and we are committed to drawing more and more people into yachting by introducing them to global brands like Fairline. At least two engine options will be available with these models, offering a minimum fully loaded speed of 30 knots and a range of at least 300 nautical miles. In April this year, Fairline Egypt will exhibit the new Squadron 48 and Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO fitted with crew cabins, alongside a new Squadron 65, at the dealerships’ own event in El Gouna. Both dealerships, along with Fairline Lebanon in Beirut, were established by Managing Director, Tarek Khalil, who has been part of the Fairline dealer network for five years and is a Fairline owner himself.
The region has a growing community of luxury boat owners, who take advantage of the perfect boating conditions that we enjoy all year round.
Stefan and Ben have joined existing team members Gary Smith, Fairline Technical Manager, and Andrew Pope, Design Director, to create a new look team to drive forward the new product strategy. Vicky has many years of experience working with some of the best known motor yacht brands and is herself a very active leisure boater. These new appointments will underpin our international sales strategy and ensure our customers can count on the best possible service from Fairline. The Squadron 78 CUSTOM is a great example of this, as our most bespoke and customised Fairline boat ever.
The stylish Targa 48 OPEN and Squadron 48 were admired by visitors from all over Europe, Asia and the Middle East, alongside four other models from the Fairline range. The year ahead promises to be an exciting one for Fairline, with planned attendance at boat shows in China, Japan, Australia, South Africa and across Europe.
All three new models feature a dynamic new hull, significant weight savings and an array of available options to ensure each model is perfectly suited to different markets. As a result of this excellent news, we are delighted to be recruiting for roles across the factory and have been able to approach previous employees.
Sales have been excellent at the show with the final total due to exceed 2013, further extending our forward order book into late 2014 for some models.
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The Fairline dealer network is one of our key strengths, and G Marine one of the jewels in our crown. A Fairline dealer since 1998, Russell is CEO of Fairline North Mallorca, where he has achieved over £90million of sales. We will focus on creating high quality luxury motor yachts that boaters will want to own and dealers will want to sell. Similarly, the progressive styling of the Shadow S has helped us push the boundaries of people’s expectations of Fairline.
Fairline owners and visitors can also enjoy a glass of bubbly or a cup of excellent coffee in the main hospitality area, where Fairline staff will be on hand to welcome visitors. He said Charlie could not wait until the day he can get his own boat and that a chance to get on board would be a dream for him. The PSP Southampton Boat Show is another important highlight of the boating calendar for Fairline and a show we are committed to supporting. A But he promised me on his returnA back to the United States I would be the first media personality to interview him in New York City.A  I never will forget how confident he was that he would return victorious.
With all this data, coordinators can efficiently allocate resources and arrange rescue missions. But this is a step in the right direction to correcting that," said Brooklyn Assembly Member William Colton. Paukaw is surrounded by rivers that feed into the sea and people can only reach the markets in coastal Sittwe, the state capital several dozen kilometers away, by boat. Mohd Nizam Bin Ishak, 34, was stopped on Monday while driving a truck with fake Malaysian license plates at a border checkpoint in Songkhla province. And Brazil is different; its resources are limited as the country suffers through its worst recession in decades and its president is focused on battling impeachment for allegedly breaking fiscal rules in managing government funds.
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A My second week at the course I got in early and became bored while waiting for my homeboys.
A My teammates and coaches were often challenged by my "Just give me the ball and get the hell out of my way" attitude. A I was not the best athlete on the field or on the court, but I thought I was.A When the game was on the line I wanted the ball in my hands. A A It was a hot evening and the constant in and out of the woods was not a pleasant undertaking. What I thought would be a nine-hole outing turned into eighteen holes and a White House visit and a Presidential appointment in 1969. General William Rogers, Hattie, President Nixon and HBA Petey and I would become great friends and in 1965 we would meet again.
A The United Planning Organization a self-help community organization was hiring "Neighborhood Workers." A They hired three, me, Petey and H. A Two years later Rap would be named Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. A I would become a Roving Leader (Youth Gang Task Force) for the DC Recreation Department and Petey would find his new home in radio at WOL. A Three UPO "Neighborhood Workers" would go on to establish their own independent idenities.
A Petey would win 2 Emmy Awards and in 2007 there was a feeble attempt to do his life story on the big screen. He is now in jail serving a life sentence for the murder of a black Deputy Sherrif in Fulton County, Georgia. Brian McIntyre.A  He was sitting almost alone and there was no one waiting in line (compared to today's media circus).
A  I looked down and notice that all the white media were seated on one side of half-court and all the blacks were seated on the other side of the half-court line. He stepped in front of me and said "I got it."A It would be the start of the 4th quarter that Mark returned to the press table table and apologize for his unprofessional actions.
A There were other mistakes like someone thought a black Judy Holland was VP material---far from it. A It took a minute but in the meantime, he was making an effort to bring about change in his own way. A But according veteran (32 years) sports writer Bill Rhoden of the New York Times, progress in sports media pressrooms around the country are on a slow boat to China.A His recent appearance on the widely acclaimed television news show Meet the Press, he said, "the NBA, NFL and MLB are still dragging their feet.
Media pressrooms at Deadline are still the last plantations.A A Pioneering broadcaster and former NBA CBS basketball analyst Sonny Hill and now a sports talk show host on WIP Radio in Philadelphia said, "I am not surprised by Rhoden's statement, very little has changed in media pressrooms. A One of the problems there is no networking among blacks who have moved it up the ladder." A That is an understatement.
A  The copy rights for Inside Sports is own by News Week Magazine and it is own by the Washington Post. A A First, there was a a problem with the PR Men from hell, Brian Sereno and Matt Williams. A A It was brought to my attention that Sereno was disrespecting the ladies of The Roundball Report. A The meeting was set before a Wizard's game in the press louge but Scott Hall was the lead man. A He listened and we disagreed on some points but when we walked away from the table we were on the same page. A The community and everyone in it was a friend, the old and the young, the black and the white and the healthy and the lame. A I was honored to speak at his retirement held at the arena just before the Bullets moved to Washington and changed their name to the Wizards.A Denny Gordon was in ticket sales and it seem like he knew everyone who brought a ticket. A He was made the scapegoat after being sold out by his assisstant coach Bernie Bickerstaff and others.
A The meeting revolved around a charity all-star game scheduled for the Bahamas, the island home of NBA star Mycal Thompson. A Magic Johnson was one of All-Stars participating.A Representatives from the NBA included VP Ron Thorne, Legal Counsel Gary Bettman and head of security Horace Balmer.
A A Gary Bettman is the Commissioner of the NHL, Thorne is somewhere lurking in the NBA, Balmer has since retired and Magic is a role model for Black America? A A The short lived existence of basketball legend Michael Jordan as a Wizard's player and Executive in the front office. A After the story broke he and several teammates made light of it during introductions of a game. A He was eventually suspended for most of the 2009a€“10 season.A The thing that I find disturbing about this Donald Sterling charade is that folks are acting like they were surprised by his rants against blacks. A A I also notice the same "Old faces and voices" are called on to respond to the racist acts by men like Sterling---when they are a part of the problem . A He and Sterling were good friends because "Birds of a feather flock together." A  Check Magic's history out and you will discover the two have a lot in common. A Magic's claim to be a minority owner of the LA Dodgers is another sham (token black face). James Brown (CBS Sports) another mis-guilded brother claiming to be a minority baseball owner and an expert on racism. A He did finally admit on the late George Michael Show (Sports Machine) "I have no say in making baseball decisions as a minority owner." A His role as a minority owner is to be paraded out on Opening Day as the black face to read the starting line-ups. A A This is the same Michael Wilbon that I had at least two recent conversations about the use of the N word as a term of endearment.
A I have to give him credit, he will at least talk to me face to face and not behind my back. A I tried to explain that his rationale that his grandfather's use the word as a term of endearment does not make it right today.
A I told him he should not go on national television saying it is okay to use the N word among friends and family. A It gives bigots like Donald Sterling the Green Light to do the same among his friends and family.
A Plus, Michael told me he was not going to appear on the ESPN Show Outside the Lines because the white host had no horse in the race! A A I wish that Magic, James, Michael and the rest of the media experts would defer to black men like Hank Aaron, Dr.
A But they wear the battle scars and have been on the front lines of the civil rights movement in real life and in the sports arenas of America.
A In other words, they have been there and done that.A I guess that is wishful thinking, especially when everyone wants to be an expert on television. A In the meantime, they don't know their asses from a hole in the ground but the beat goes on and on. A Auerbach would go a step further in the 1966-67 NBA season, when he stepped A down after winning nine titles in 11 years, and made Bill Russell player-coach. A A trailblazers, RED AND DOTIE AUERBACHi»? ON INSIDE SPORTSA Russell would eventually be the first black to win an NBA championship.
A There are far too many crying "Foul" and playing the victims in this charade, to include some NBA owners.A Let me start with my homeboy, the great Elgin Baylor who was the Clippers GM for over 2 decades.
His teams were perennial losers on the court and in attendance, but he picked up his check every two weeks and kept his mouth shut. A A In his deposition, Elgin spoke about what he called Sterling's 'plantation mentality,' alleging the owner in the late 1990s rejected a coaching candidate, Jim Brewer, because of race.
A Talking about an organization needing a change of name and a face-lift---meet Leon Jenkins.A Jenkins seen above at a press conference trying to explain why the li»?ocal branch was honoring Sterling during the 100th Anniversary of the organization next month. A A He explained the previous award had been approved by the man he replaced and he just went along to get along. A A Sterling won't be the first to sleep black and think white when it comes to sex, politics and money. Slave owners lived by the credo and in modern day history there was the late Senator Strom Thurmond.
A Nike NBA rep John Phillips and I met with VP Rod Thorn, League Counsel Gary Bettman and Head of League Security, Horace Balmer. A The meeting centered around whether Magic Johnson, Mycal Thompson and a group of NBA All-Stars would be allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a charity basketball game without league approval. The game had been played in the Bahamas the previous year without incident or controversy.A It was obvious that there was a power-play being made by the league office to cancel the game. Thorn open the meeting by asking who was going to be responsible if one of the players was hurt during the game? A Magic suggested that the topic of conversation just might be centered around an injury to a player. I tried to explain that playing the game was no different then one of the players participating in a pick-up game on a New York City playground in the off season. A What is this some kind of plantation?"A The room went silent and Horace Balmer the only other black in the room just shook his head and seem to be lost for words.
A Thorn called off the discussion and promised to get back to us but he never did.A In the meantime, Magic Johnson disappeared and changed his number. A Mycal was a class act but his hands were tied when Magic decided to do his Houdini act.A Gary Bettman now runs the NHL, Ron Thorn is still in the NBA somewhere calling the shots, Horace Balmer has since retired and Magic is the face (black) in the middle of the Donald Sterling charade. A When all is said and done, the real victim despite all of her baggage is the girlfriend (The Whistle Blower) V.
A NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during his annoucement as it related to the punishment of Donald Sterling apologize to black NBA pioneers Earl Lloyd, Chuck Cooper and Magic Johnson.
A He reminds me of the controversial Celebrity Chef Paula Deen who alledgely use The N word to describe her love for black folks. A  How should we expect her to know if she has never walked in our shoes ?A  When it is a part of your DNA it is difficult to rid yourself of the gene.A  A One morning I was watching Ms.
This award was longed overdue and I wonder why it took the NAACP so long to finally recognized Mr. Belafonte in accepting the award asked, "Where are today's black leaders?A  Our children's blood is still running in our streets---there is work still to be done. The coalition stated it will urge President Obama to mention an urban jobs plan in his state of the Union speech on February 12th----Good luck!
Ben Carson of John Hopkins University Hospital.A  His prayer and message was centered around health care, the economy, American debt, and tax reform, thus taking dead aim at President Obama's platform for the nation. Carson spend 25 minutes talking about the nation's ills and solutions with the President sitting less than 5 feet from him.A  When all was said and done, President Obama was not looking so Presidential!
Carson set the record straight from the very beginning.A  He made it clear he was not taking any wooden nickels. In 2010, he became that series' youngest driver and the first black driver to win a race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.
A close friend of mine that has been partially paralyzed by strokes, pays for aids to "help".
If they show up, they usually just sit and do nothing, root through her jewelry and personal effects, and some have been caught stealing jewelry. One was there when she collapsed with another stroke, and instead of calling for help, she called her boyfriend and left, leaving her patient to manage on her own. It runs M - F from 10am - Noon and starting on Monday July 22 will repeat from 4pm - 6pm each day. My opinions about Tiger Woods or any other issue are mine and I could give a damn about what Feinstein or anybody else things about them. In their prime at theA Washington Post, they were among the best sports writers in the country.
A I was up close and personal with the sports department.A Kindred and Chad were talented writers but you could not trust them, Cornheiser and Feintstein's talent, they easily blended in with the landscape of the paper.
A Feinstein called Wilbon the biggest ass kisser in sports media, if that is true he had great teacher in Cornheiser.
A When Solomon tried to kick Cornheiser to the curve (fire him) in the 80s he was able to move to the Style section of the paper.
A One black female Washington Post columnist wrote a book titled "Plantation on the Potomac." A She was describing her employer. A Hopefully, they were asked to participate and were of the same mindset as Wilbon not comfortable with Mr. A Goodell makes more than any player in the NFL and he never has to make a tackle or catch a pass.A The owners recent pay out to the players for injuries suffered on their watch was peanuts compared to the billions they make year in and year out. A When he refused a request by his mother to cease using the word and a similar plea by poet Myra Angelo. Martin Luther Kinga€™s 1963 march on Washington and 46 years since his assassination in Memphis, Tenn. With the high-scoring Macauley, elite passer Cousy, and new prodigy Sharman, Auerbach had a core that provided high-octane fast-break basketball. In the next years until 1956, the Celtics would make the playoffs every year, but never won the title. Brown was desperate to turn around his struggling and financially strapped franchise, which was reeling from a 22a€“46 record.[5]A The still young but already seasoned Auerbach was made coach. A Nike NBA rep John Phillips and I met with VP Rod Thorn, League Counsel Gary Bettman and Head of League Security, Horace Balmer.A The meeting centered around whether Magic Johnson, Mycal Thompson and a group of NBA All-Stars would be allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a charity basketball game without league approval.
A He was right on point.A To this day I think Magic had a previous discussion with the league office. James Gholson, Red Auerbach, Biff Carter, Jessie Chase, Morgan Wooten, Everett Cookie Payne Sr., Frank Bolden, Dr.
Leo Hill, Roper McNair, Earl Alfred, Maxwell Honemond, Tilman Sease, William Roundtree, Charlie Baltimore, Jaky Mathews, Ferdinand Day, Nick Turner, Walter Brooks, Ted McIntye, and my saviors, Dave Brown and Bighouse Gaines.A  They knew their Xs and Os, but more important, they were there for our highs and lows.A  Where have all those flowers gone? We never could have made it without them.I have given up on the Pigskin Club, but keeping hope alive for the DC Recreation Department and the Roving Leader Program. BELL 12-25-1940---8-1-2013A A GOOD COP WHO BROKE THE CODE OF SILENCE IN THE WASHINGTON, DC POLICE DEPARTMENT.
A The real Serpico is seen leaving the Bronx Courthouse alone after testifying before the Knapp Commission on wide spread police corruption in the department. A In the old days police A would carry a "drop knife---an inexpensive weapon cops would bring along on patrol to drop onto or next to suspect that they had taken out so that they could say that he had threaten them. A Today you don't even need to do that; all that you have to do is justify the use of deadly force if you are a police officer is to say that you feared for your life, for whatever reason. If the victim dies, that just means there will one less witness around to contradict the test-lie. A In the case of Officer Michael Slager of the North Charleston police, it appears he was being extra-carefulto cover his tracks.
A Probably he could have gotten away with simply declaring, as he did in the radioed report, that Walter Scott "took my taser," and that would have probably have sufficed to exonerate him. A But Slager having shot Scott eight times in the back--as everyone can see in the now famous video--perhaps felt that he needed a little help explaining what he was up to.
A So apparently dropped his Taser next to Scott's body, which would obviously help to make the case that Scott "Took my taster."A If you think that what happen in North Charleston is a unique case, its not. A Only recently, in another case, a policewoman in Pennsylvania first Tasered a black man then shot him twice in the back as he lay face down in the snow.
A Unless honesty is rewarded more often then corruption, the police will lose credibility altogether. A I wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton in 1994 addressing this very issue, saying that honest cops have never been rewarded, and maybe there ought to be a medal for them, he wrote back but nothing change.
A If enough testi-lying is uncovered, then who is going to believe the police even when they are telling the truth? A A Until now the shoot first fear of my life mantra has eliminated any cause for concern in the taking of life by police.
A When a civilian committs a crime, every nuance is looked at, the better to "throw the book at" the suspect. A The other day I got a letter from a journalist in Argentina who was complaining about police and judicial corruption there. A I wrote back to him, there are good cops, even where you live, but if the good cops don't want to be painted with the same broad brush as the bad cops, they need to come forward and expose the guys who are doing bad things. A Take New York City detective who was caught on camera recently abusing an Uber driver with threats and foul language, A This was truly disgusting behavior. Yet predictably enough the detective union leader, Michael Palladino, was out there making excuses for him, suggesting that, well, it was only one incident, and everyone has a bad day.
A Afterward Police Commissioner William Bratton announced he was removing the detective's shield and placing him temporarily on desk duty while an investigation is conducted .
A But this man needs to be demoted to uniform at the very least, or "back in the bag" as we use to say. A Imagine what he is capable of doing under the cover of darkness if he can talk to someone like that in broad daylight. A There are plenty legitimate incidents where police believe, correctly, that their lives are in danger. A I was in a few of those situations myself during the course of my career.A But unless the police forces and society as a whole take action we're not going to be able to distinguish between the legititimate claims and made-up testimony. A A long time ago Norman Rockwell painted a famous picture of a friendly neighborhood cop bending down to help a little boy.
A For example; I could name someone who is a great athlete but a lousy human being or I could name someone who is a great human being but not a great athlete. A Heading the list is Muhammad Ali (The Greatest), Red Auerbach (NBA), Dave Bing (NBA), Lenny Moore (NFL), Bert R. Sugar (Boxing), Lee Jones (NBA), Roy Jefferson (NFL) and Harold McLinton (NFL), finding pro athletes like them today are far, few and in-between. A And that is a sad commentary when you think about the hundreds of men and women I have interviewed on Inside Sports and worked with as a youth advocate (Kids In Trouble).
Moore, LB Dave Robinson (2013 NFL Hall of Fame inductee) and WR Roy Jefferson host KIT toy party.
A Sam Jones (NBA), Lenny Moore (NFL) and Roy Jefferson (NFL) participate in KIT clothing drive for needy children at Union Station.
A Bert Sugar (Boxing) receives KIT Life Time Achievement Award and Dave Bing (NBA) pays tribute to KIT Saturday Program All-Stars.I had the opportunity to hear an interview on Sirius A XM Radio (channel 126) on the Maggie Linton Show recently, her guest was NFL Washington Pro football player, wide receiver Peirre Garcon. A I have not been very impressed with todaya€™s pro athletes and their give back commitment to their family, friends and community.
A He has three older sisters making him the youngest and the only one born in the United States.His father died when he was 4 years old leaving his mother to raise him and his 3 sisters alone.
A My background is similar to Peirrea€™s, my mother had to raise 4 boys alone with an assist from Grandma Bell.



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