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We are being denied justice

first_imgDear Editor,We are a group of concerned residents who are being denied justice and the protection of our rights by key elements in the Guyana Police Force and at least one other state agency.We reside at Agriculture Road, Mon Repos, on the East Coast of Demerara, and are law-abiding citizens. We have always had welcoming and open arms to businesses that are established in our community, because they offer us the opportunity to gain employment and provide services that can keep our community going.Recently, modifications were made to a business enterprise in our community that saw the opening of a sports bar and lounge on the main road. This new addition or expansion of the business saw the owner(s) operating into the wee hours of the morning without any intervention from the Police, despite our constants calls for assistance because of the noise nuisance emanating from the place.The business is now extended on to the Government and Neighbourhood Democratic Council Reserves, and we fear that: (1) if we were to do the same with our properties, the authorities would swoop down on us and break our bridges and any immovable structures. (2) If it rains and our drains are blocked, there would be poor drainage and irrigation, which would result in flooding, and (3) The NDC is duty bound to ensure that all provisions and taxes are paid up.Also, there are a lot of shady characters at this business place, and many times patrons complain of being robbed and the blame is heaped on our community. We do not understand why the Police would not ensure that all the laws are followed, and why they do not maintain surveillance of the area.Interestingly, one of our residents who is employed at the Guyana Revenue Authority reported that the business was ordered closed, or at least the sports bar and lounge on the lower flat, because of issues with their licences; but it remains open, blasting its music into the wee hours of the morning.Something must be done about this situation. We need our rest too. We need to feel safe, and our elderly folk also need to be rescued from the noise and confusion that takes place there at wee hours in the morning.Concerned residentsMon Repos/TriumphCommunitylast_img read more

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Fort Wellington Hospital commissions ultrasound unit

first_imgImproved health care for Region 5Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) health authorities have commissioned a fully functional ultrasound unit at the Fort Wellington Hospital as the administration seeks to optimise health care delivery in the Region.According to Regional Health Officer (RHO), Dr Steven Cheefoon, patients can now access ultrasound services at both the Mahaicony and Fort Wellington Hospitals.Dr Steven CheefoonDr Alesha Bulkan using the newly-commissioned ultrasound unit to perform a scan on a patientThe newly-commissioned ultrasound machineSpeaking at the recent commissioning ceremony, the RHO said authorities were currently seeking to obtain the services of a psychiatrist to address mental health issues within the Region. The initial plan, he says, is to have the specialist visit the Region weekly.Meanwhile, Dr Cheefoon is also assuring the general public that there was an adequate supply of essential as well as non-essential drugs within the Region. He noted that systems were being put in place, which will allow the regional health department to be able to source drugs without undue delays, as was the case in the past.Apart from the ultrasound unit, the RHO noted that the laboratory facilities at Fort Wellington Hospital were about to be upgraded to be the best Guyana has ever seen.The authorities also plan to set up a modern laboratory facility which will be used as a model for laboratories around the country.Dr Cheefoon said that among other objectives, the authorities are striving for equity in the delivery of healthcare services within Region Five, with the aid of 17 Health Centres and the two regional hospitals. He reiterated that the Regional Health Authority, with support from the Health Ministry and the Regional Administration, will continue to strive to have acceptable healthcare made accessible to all residents of the Region.last_img read more

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‘We will not even try it’ – Klopp rules out summer move for reported £90m Reds target

first_img huge blow tense REVEALED Insigne has enjoyed a fruitful season for Napoli talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions gameday cracker Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Liverpool will not be moving to sign Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne this summer, manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed.Insigne, the Italy forward, has long been linked with a switch to the Premier League, and Liverpool are the latest team to express an interest in him. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won They have been keeping tabs on the 27-year-old for much of the season, and were allegedly considering a £90million bid for Insigne in the run-up to the January transfer window.Reports have resurfaced recently suggesting a potential summer swoop for the attacker, who has scored 13 goals and created a further seven this season, but Klopp confirmed any move for Insigne is a non-starter.“We will not sign Lorenzo Insigne,” he said in a press conference. “He is a very good player but he has a long-term contract at Napoli. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars ADVICE shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? getty Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City “We will not even try it.”Insigne might not be one of them, but Klopp does want incomings at Anfield this summer as he strives to make his title-challenging side even better.“We will try to improve the team always,” the German continued. “We will try it always in training, I think that is the best way to do it.“The team is pretty well balanced. Our plans are not for the public, that’s how it is. LIVE ON talkSPORT 1 Sheffield United vs Ipswich (Saturday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Brighton vs Newcastle (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTNorwich vs Blackburn (Saturday, 7:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Leeds United vs Aston Villa (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Coventry vs Shrewsbury (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2 “Will it be the biggest transfer window of Liverpool? No, but you’d have been surprised if I said yes.“Our eyes are always open. We always look. What happens if and when, but there’s nothing to say in the moment.”last_img read more

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of March 2, 2018

first_imgAdd another notch on Victoria & Albert’s belt. They received 5 stars on the Forbes Travel Guide.Could a Black Panther attraction for a Disney park be in the works? According to Bob Iger, it’s possible. Speaking of rumored attractions, this week, the rumor of Indiana Jones is popping up once again. What do you think of this possible rumor?Both Coco and Avatar Flight of Passage were honored by the Visual Effects Society (VES).Well, my 8 year old self is pretty darn happy….because Disney and McDonald’s have partnered together once again for Happy Meals!What?! The Rocketeer is coming back? It’s slated to air on Disney Junior and features a new story, but it will still be based off the comic.In addition, speaking of new shows, Disney Channel will be introducing two new shows, Amphibia, a comedy about a girl who gets transported to the titular world, and The Owl House, a horror comedy about a teenage human girl who stumbles upon a portal to the Demon Realm.While I’m not sure that I love the idea of a new character (and what appears to be the removal of another favorite character) I’m still kind of excited about the Muppet Babies tv show. And this week we got to hear the theme song.Things are getting a little more interesting with the Redbox/Disney feud. Take a look at the latest. What are your thoughts on this?Color Of Change and AMC Theatres are teaming up to provide tickets to underprivileged children for screenings of A Wrinkle in Time.Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly ready for Ralph to break the internet.The Walt Disney Company is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs in celebration of Black Panther.Frozen deubted on Broadway this past weekend and there’s a new song called “Monster” from Elsa. Take a look and let us know if you like the song.This is kind of cool. Take a look back at the various nighttime lagoon shows for Universal Studios Florida.These look incredible. Hard Rock Hotel is adding new Future Rock Star Suites. While these suites are geared towards tweens and teens, I think they look kind of fun too! In Case We Missed ItWhat did we miss? Attach your ideas to The Haunted Mansion Clock and send it to blog@touringplans.com with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line. Share This!It’s official! Spring is here. Ok…maybe not by the actual calendar, but this week was the kick off for the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, which is my sign that spring is upon us! And I’m ready to stop and smell the roses!This week, see which brand Disney is partnering up with once again, learn about some new shows headed to Disney Channel and Disney Junior, and more.In Case You Missed It – Disney and Universal Orlando News and Rumorslast_img read more

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Coega pulls R4bn in new investments

first_img21 November 2012South Africa’s Coega industrial development zone (IDZ) raked in R4.1-billion in new investments in 2011-12, exceeding its targeted number of new investors, the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) says in its annual report.“The current value of operating investments and those in the pipeline now exceeds R15-billion, the bulk of which comprises alternative energy (R6.4-billion), downstream metals (R4-billion), and automotive manufacturing and components (R3-billion),” the state-owned company said in a statement on Wednesday.The Coega IDZ is located adjacent South Africa’s new deep-water Port of Ngqura, near Port Elizabeth, which falls under the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality.The CDC, tasked with attracting investors and tenants to the IDZ and the Nelson Mandela Bay Logistics Park, has signed 36 lease agreements with investors since its inception. The IDZ and logistics park had 21 operating investors as of 2011-12.Tabling the CDC’s annual report in the Bhisho legislature in the Eastern Cape earlier this month, chief executive Pepi Silinga said the National Treasury’s budget allocations to the CDC had been reduced from R626-million in 2010-11 to R336-million in 2011-12 as the organisation moved to generate income outside of the government’s grant.“Starting with self-generated revenue of less than R10-million in 2004, last year the CDC generated just over R220-million, which represents about 70% of the grant funding received from government and is a major achievement in the light of South Africa’s continuing power crisis and the ongoing global economic turmoil.”The CDC’s revenue totalled R579-million for 2011-12 (compared to R773-million in 2010-11), while total assets as of 31 March 2012 were R3.88-billion (R3.7-billion in 2010-11).Silinga said that 8 898 jobs had been created in the course of the financial year, made up of 7 258 jobs in provincial and IDZ construction activities, and 1 640 direct operational jobs in IDZ and logistics park investment projects.The CDC had also stimulated growth for small businesses in the Eastern Cape, which had benefited from a 31% overall share of the company’s procurement.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Four countries place on the first day of the Youth Championships

first_imgTrump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Aside from Korea, Malaysia and Japan, the other countries that dominated the top 16 slots after the first day of competition were Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.  The highest ranking that the Philippines attained was 18th place, with Daphne Custodio scoring a total pin falls of 1098. A total of 34 athletes played in the girl’s singles.  FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMalaysia’s Tun Ammerul L. Al-Hakim (center) soared to first place with a total series of 1370. Silver and bronze went to Japan’s Takumi Hagasaki (left) and Bahrain’s Ahmed Al-Awadhi (right).Photo courtesy Terence Yaw.If the quest for gold among the female youth bowlers was a close fight until the end, Malaysia’s Tun Ammerul L. Al-Hakim seemed to have secured the top spot in the boy’s singles competition after averaging a 238 in his first four games. Scoring a total of 1370 after six games, Tun Ammerul clinched gold and the second medal for his country. Taking silver was Japan’s Takumi Hagasaki, who managed to immediately bounce back after bowling a 160 in his second game. The Japanese youth bowler finished with 1298, beating Bahrain’s Ahmed Al-Awadhi by just 11 pins. No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Equally tight was the battle for 3rd place, Al-Awadhi prevented Chinese Taipei’s Liao Li-Yang from medaling after putting up back-to-back high scores of 235 and 251 in his last two games. The latter missed the podium by 20 pins. After the first day of competition, Taipei’s four athletes made it to the top sixteen. Other countries that made the cut-off were Korea, Singapore, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Indonesia and Guam.  The Philippines’ Ivan Malig placed 9th out of 60 male youth bowlers with a six-game series of 1213. The top 16 girls and top 16 boys after a series of 18 games (which takes place from October 23 to 26) will qualify for the Round-Robin Matchplay Masters finals on October 27 and 28. ADVERTISEMENT Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img MOST READ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim La Salle holds off UE, books UAAP Final 4 ticket Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ The 19th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships (AYC) took off yesterday with the singles competition. Held at the Coronado Lanes in EDSA Starmall, Mandaluyong City, first to compete for medals were the girls, wherein Korea’s Kim Ye Sol bagged gold after a six-game series of 1330. Korea’s Kim Ye Sol (center) takes gold, while Malaysia’s Nur Amirah Auni (left) and Japan’s Shion Izumune (right) settle for silver and bronze. Photo courtesy Terence Yaw.Short of just nine pins was Malaysia’s Nur Amirah Auni, who had to settle for silver after rolling a split on her last frame. Japan’s Shion Izumune squeezed into the podium by bowling 236 and 259 on her last two games, edging Kim’s teammate Lee Hyung Jung. The latter lost the bronze by just 12 pins.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Watford vs Chelsea: Blues named unchanged XI

first_imgChelsea will attempt to put their loss to Leicester behind them when they face Watford at Vicarage Road on Wednesday.Maurizio Sarri’s side suffered their first home defeat of the season last week when they were beaten 1-0 by the Foxes and the Italian is eager to return to winning ways.Watford, meanwhile, are flying high this season and will pose a serious threat to the Blues, particularly on their own patch. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! In contrast to their visitors, the Hornets come into the game on the back of a victory, having triumphed 2-0 over West Ham in their last outing. Game Watford vs Chelsea Date Wednesday, December 26 Time 7:30pm GMT / 2:30pm ET Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fuboTV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky 1 and Sky Sports Main Event. It can also be streamed live online using Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Premier League / Sky 1 / Sky Sports Main Event Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Watford squad Goalkeepers Gomes, Dahlberg, Foster Defenders Janmaat, Britos, Kaboul, Prodl, Mariappa, Masina, Cathcart, Femenia, Zeegelaar, Navarro, Wilmot, Holebas, Kabasele Midfielders Cleverley, Sema, Chalobah, Doucoure, Hughes, Quina, Capoue, Pereyra Forwards Deulofeu, Deeney, Success, Penaranda, Gray, Okaka Watford are without Andre Gray, while Will Hughes and Sebastian Prodl are also out. Like Chelsea, the Hornets have named an unchanged side from their weekend fixture – a 2-0 win over West Ham. Watford starting XI: Foster; Holebas, Cathcart, Kabasele, Femenia; Doucoure, Capoue, Sema, Pereyra; Deulofeu, Deeney. Position Chelsea squad Goalkeepers Kepa, Caballero, Green, Bulka Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Emerson, Ampadu Midfielders Moses, Fabregas, Jorginho, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, McEachran Forwards Hazard, Pedro, Giroud, Morata, Willian, Hudson-Odoi Andreas Christensen is out with a hamstring injury while a healthy Alvaro Morata misses out on the 18, as Chelsea are unchanged from their defeat at Leicester at the weekend.Chelsea starting XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso; Jorginho, Kovacic, Kante; Pedro, Willian, Hazard.Betting & Match Odds Chelsea are strong favourites to win the match, with bet365 giving odds of 13/20 on the Blues to triumph. Watford’s chances of victory are rated 17/4 and a draw is available at 11/4.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Maurizio Sarri Chelsea ICC 2018Chelsea’s defeat to Leicester at the weekend was a serious set-back in their bid for the Premier League title and leaves them in a position where they now have a fight on their hands to secure a top four finish, with Arsenal breathing down their neck heading into the new year.Sarri was furious with the loss – their third of the season – but indicated the silver lining was that his players have little time to dwell on the nature of their shortcomings in the game.”After the goal the reaction was, for me, a strange reaction, not in the right direction, not as a team but as 11 different players and so it was very strange,” said the Chelsea boss.”It’s important to play again in four days, maybe positive, maybe negative, it depends on our reaction after the match.”In the match we had a bad reaction, now it depends on the reaction in the next three days, I think it’s important to play immediately.”With another away game against London rivals Crystal Palace to come four days after the meeting with the Hornets, the Italian will be desperate for his team to make their way into 2019 on a high. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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A Big 12 Football Star Is Reportedly Out For The Season

first_imgA general view of TCU's football stadium.FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 24: A view as the TCU Horned Frogs take on the Baylor Bears at Amon G. Carter Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)A TCU football star is reportedly out for the entire 2018 season.Horned Frogs’ Ross Blacklock, the Big 12’s Defensive Freshman of the Year, is reportedly out for the 2018 season.Blacklock, a four-star recruit, suffered an achilles injury at practice on Tuesday.247Sports first reported the news:TCU sophomore defensive tackle Ross Blacklock is out for the 2018 season sources confirmed to HornedFrogBlitz on Wednesday night. Rumors of an injury surfaced after Blacklock posted an update from his Instagram account on Wednesday from Ft. Worth Orthopedics. HFB confirmed the news shortly after that Blacklock was indeed injured.Sources told HFB that Blacklock was injured during a non-contact drill during the Frogs’ practice on Tuesday.Bruce Feldman confirmed the news.“BREAKING TCU standout DT Ross Blacklock is expected to be out for the season due to an achilles injury suffered at practice on Tuesday, a source told me. He was the co-Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. 247 first reported the news,” he tweeted.BREAKING #TCU standout DT Ross Blacklock is expected to be out for the season due to an achilles injury suffered at practice on Tuesday, a source told me. He was the co-Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. 247 first reported the news.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 16, 2018TCU was ranked No. 16 in the preseason Coaches’ Poll.last_img read more

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Five Hotels That Go Local

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Going local is a thing that just about every traveler hopes, but doesn’t always really get the chance to encounter. Having a local friend helps, but if you can’t make one appear, asking your hotel might be the best way to go. Recently hotels have hopped on the local train and have teamed up with some of their city’s best brands, bars and chefs to make your stay feel unique. Here are five hotels that have made it their duty to put some of their city’s best local experience right at your fingertips.1—The US Grant San Diego, California Sunshine and good Mexican may now politely move over because craft beer has completely taken over San Diego. With over 50 craft breweries in the area and bus-tour-brewery-crawls to navigate them, San Diego is on its way to becoming California’s hops-y Napa Valley. You should hit up at least one of these fine establishments, so stay at the US Grant because if for some reason you don’t have the time, at least you’ll have the chance to sample what you missed. It is one of the city’s most iconic hotels, named after the president, and they just switched out every beer in their mini-bar and replaced them with brews from local favorite, Stone and Mission Brewery. And mark this on your calendar for later—Stone is in the process of building it’s own beer hotel in San Diego.2—The Alexander Indianapolis, Indiana Indy is the racing and amateur sports capitol of the world, so it’s completely understandable that you might pass over some of the city’s other world-class offerings. Namely—art. And that’s a shame, since the city’s teeming with it. As Kurt Vonnegut’s hometown and the location of the original LOVE sculpture, locals—even sports fans—are keen to point out the city’s often overlooked relationship to the arts. So consider a stay at The Alexander. Located right on top of the city’s bike path (which doubles as the art-laden “culture trail”), The Alexander is a veritable art museum filled with surprisingly progressive art from Indianapolis locals.3—The Palomar San Francisco, California Ok, so you might have to leave your room to partake in The Palomar’s local offering, but as far as we know, they’re the only hotel on Earth to offer up a local tattoo package that gets you one-on-one with the city’s hottest up and coming tattoo artists. They’ve teamed up with Inked Magazine’s Creative Director, Todd Weinberger and Contributing Writer Jennifer Goldstein, to create a “tattoo getaway” package, featuring Dave Robinson of Everlasting Tattoo (Neo-Traditional and Black & Grey Work), Mary Joy of Tattoo City (Traditional American Work) and CATS of 2Spirit Tattoo (Neo-Tribal and Black & Grey Work). It includes two nights, one consultation, one tattoo session and a souvenir book about the tattoos of San Francisco. That may sound kinda strange, but going through the hotel gets you in front of the line with the city’s most sought after rising tattoo stars and, maybe even more importantly, discounts at the bar, which just so happens to be called “Dirty Habit”.4—The Surrey New York, New YorkProblem: New York City nightlife crowds. Solution: The Surrey’s in-room mixologist. Don’t feel like pushing and shoving to pay for a drink? Want to enjoy the company of others rather than yelling over everyone else? If you stay at The Surrey, you can bring the party to you. On your request, they’ll send up an expert bartender with an old fashioned bar car stocked with locally made spirits like Hudson Baby Bourbon from Hudson, Valley New York and Due North Rum from Red Hook, Brooklyn. The mixologist can either make your drinks and scurry away or you can have him stay, show you how to create the cocktails and then leave you with the instructions to master on your own.5—St. Julien Boulder, Colorado Boulder has been floating around in the top five healthiest American cities list for years, a fact which the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in downtown Boulder has made a point to highlight. In their Bon Vivant package. It starts off with a five course tasting menu from the hotel’s Jill Restaurant followed up by a trip to the Boulder Farmer’s Market the next day with the restaurant’s executive chef, Laurent Mechin. There, he teaches you how to shop a farmer’s market and gives you a basket to fill, which is then turned into a cooking and meal planning class back at the hotel. That’s your dinner and the next morning the experience is topped off with a juicing demonstration in the garden along with the optional yoga class. 10 Best Gins Under $20: Just Add Tonic Your Guide to a Road Trip Across New York State The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing REI’s Gear Rental Program Will Change How You Experience the Outdoors Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place) last_img read more

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