Toronto: Taika Waititi’s version of Adolf Hitler in satirical comedy Jojo Rabbit is nowhere close to the real-life German dictator, but the actor-director said he felt “annoyed and ridiculous” when he dressed up as the character. The Thor: Ragnarok helmer said he never wanted to portray Hitler in an “authentic” way. “I was not prepared to go that deep. Also, because he’s an imaginary friend, he’s conjured by the mind of a 10-year-old boy, so he is a 10-year-old. The thing that struck me the most is that, as he’s putting on that costume and looking in the mirror and realising how childish and immature a lot of how they built their world was. If you look at the details on the uniforms, there’s lightning bolts on the belt buckles, a skull and crossbones on their hats. So it was like this make-believe type of thing, which is a boy’s fantasy when they were creating all that stuff. (But) It annoyed me a lot catching my reflection in the mirror and seeing myself. I felt so ridiculous,” Waititi said.
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending Canada’s pace when it comes to deciding where to send hundreds of promised Canadian peacekeepers — even as the upcoming election could make it harder to fulfil its commitments.The Liberals promised more than two years ago to provide up to 600 Canadian troops to peacekeeping missions as part of a long-standing pledge to re-engage with the United Nations.The prime minister got to see some of those troops in action on Saturday during a whirlwind visit to Mali, where 250 Canadians and eight helicopters have been providing lifesaving medical evacuations and logistical support to UN forces since August.The government has yet to fulfil the rest of its commitment, including providing a transport plane to ferry around troops and equipment as well as deploying a 200-strong rapid reaction force to bolster a specific mission.Trudeau says Canadians expect their government to look at ways to be help in the world, and insists Liberals are looking at ways to fulfil their commitment to the UN.The government has faced pointed criticism from the Conservatives about deploying Canadian troops on a peacekeeping mission.The Canadian Press
The Canadian PressPolice in Labrador are investigating the discovery of human remains near a coastal community.The RCMP say the remains were found Saturday near Makkovik.The Mounties say the remains have been sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy and identification.Makkovik is a mainly Inuit community about 200 kilometres northeast of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.About 360 people live in the community.aptnnews.ca
Rajapaksa is accused of misusing state funds to build the D.A. Rajapaksa Memorial Museum when he was the Defence Secretary.The Permanent High Court at Bar is to convene again next month to hear the case. (Colombo Gazette) He says as a former military officer he feels he has served the country well. Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says there is no reason for the minorities to hate him.Speaking to reporters outside the Permanent High Court at Bar, Rajapaksa said that when he was the Defence Secretary the war at the time was against terrorists and not civilians. Meanwhile, the Permanent High Court at Bar today heard the case against Rajapaksa.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 3, 2013 5:33 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,422.12 down 259.98 points):Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down 44 cents, or 5.81 per cent, at $7.13 on 11.69 million shares. The gold sector led all the subgroups in the red, down 4.70 per cent to 230.35 points. The price of the June bullion contract fell US$22.40 to $94.45 per ounce.Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Down 42 cents, or 4.87 per cent, at $8.21 on 10.95 million shares.BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Down 13 cents, or 0.85 per cents, at $15.21 on 6.01 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down nine cents, or 3.05 per cent, at $2.86 on 5.88 million shares.Orbite Aluminae Inc. (TSX:ORT). Mining technology. Down five cents, or 4.39 per cent, at $1.09 on 5.04 million shares. The company filed a shelf prospectus to fund its projects. President and CEO Richard Boudreault said the company is “continuously assessing financing options.” The stock closed at its lowest level since January 2011.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Down $1.62, or 5.64 per cent, at $27.09 on 5.02 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (1,038.62 down 30.48 points):Goldstream Minerals Inc. (TSXV:GSX). Mine explorer. Up two cents, or 66.67 per cent, at five cents on 5.55 million shares.Nebu Resources Inc. (TSXV:NBU). Gold explorer. Down half a cent, or 50 per cent, at 0.5 of a cent on 4.11 million shares.Companies reporting major news:CAE Inc. (TSX:CAE). Flight simulator. Up seven cents, or 0.71 per cent, at $9.96 on 968,500 shares. The Montreal-based company announced contracts worth a total of $215 million.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Down 72 cents, or 3.85 per cent, at $17.96 on 3.09 million shares. The miner suspended engineering contracts with SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) Group Inc. and other partners at the massive Cobre Panama copper project. The value of the work SNC-Lavalin was contracted to do was about $120 million. SNC’s stock fell 40 cents, or 0.94 per cent, at $42 on 1.29 million shares.Legacy Oil and Gas Inc. (TSX:LEG). Oil and gas. Down 11 cents, or 2.01 per cent, at $5.36 on 2.2 million shares. The company announced two separate acquisitions totalling $108.6 million. The deals will further expand Legacy’s light oil presence in Saskatchewan and Alberta.Valeant Pharmaceuticals (TSX:VRX). Drug developer. Down $3.57, or 4.67 per cent, at $72.91 on 967,232 shares. The former Biovail Corp. sharply increased its friendly takeover bid for Obagi Medical Products in response to an offer from a German-based rival.
← Previous Story EHF CUP F4: German clash in semi-final Next Story → Momir Ilic for Handball-Planet.com: “With Veszprem to Cologne next season” Ambitious Macedonian team ZRK Vardar SCBT signed another big name for the upcoming season.That is Russian left back Tatiana Khmirova (23), who is coming from domestic champion HC Dinamo Volgograd. Khmirova, who is able to play on all three back position, was voted for the MVP at Youth WCh 2009 in Slovakia. For the Russian senior team she playing from EHF EURO 2008 in Macedonia.Macedonian vice-champion already signed contract with plenty of world-class players… Tatiana KhmirovaZRK Vardar SCBT
You’d think that everyone using a computer today would run some kind of antimalware software. Apparently that’s not the case: almost one in four computers is surfing the web without proper security software.That’s according to Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report. It’s an alarmingly high number, and not just because those machines are five and a half times as likely to pick up an infection as those that are properly protected.Security on the Internet is a group effort. All those inadequately defended systems pose a big security risk to the rest of us because they’re susceptible to today’s craftily-engineered trojans and drive-by downloads. It just takes one errant click and some botmaster has gained another new zombie to add to his or her army. More zombies equal more spam and more damaging DDoS attacks.Fake antivirus apps continue to be a major problem, but Microsoft notes that there have been a few notable successes. Last year, it helped clean up more than 3 million infestations of the Onescan fraudware that spread via poisoned PDF and Word files. Yes, people do really open those bogus shipping invoices that pop up in their inboxes.Another reason folks wind up unprotected is that they think their trial bloatware is still doing its job after the free period has run out. That’s just plain wrong, of course, because the updates stop coming and protection gets watered down like the drinks at a bad all-inclusive resort.The report isn’t all doom-and-gloom, however. There’s good news in Microsoft’s analysis, too. The number of infections spotted on computers in the U.S. dropped from over 12.4 million in the second quarter of 2012 to just under 9 million by the fourth. That’s still a mountain of infected systems, but it’s nice to see that progress is being made.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 21, 2017 – Nassau – The Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Lanisha Rolle provided an overview of the agencies that fall under her purview in her contribution to the ongoing Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, Thursday, June 15, 2017.Minister Rolle outlined the ministries and services including the Ministry of Social Services proper, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Rehabilitative Services, the Department of Gender and Family Affairs, and the Department of Urban Development.Parliamentarians were also given a summary of the nine divisions managed by the department of Social Services and committed to enhancing delivery of service to reflect respect, courtesy and high performance. The divisions are: Childcare Facilities, Children and Family Services, Community Support Services, Disability Affairs Division, Family Island Division, Health and Social Services Division, School Welfare Division, Senior Citizen’s Division, Community Affairs Division and Department of Rehabilitative Services.The Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development is currently restructuring the operations of Urban Renewal to direct attention to the development of inner-city spaces and the environment under the new “Inner-city Revitalization Project” said Minister Rolle.According to Minister Rolle this is in keeping with the Government’s mandate to strengthen the Ministry’s relationship with governmental and non-governmental agencies, to achieve the goals under Urban Renewal and to advance its projects.“We intend to operate a program that is budget friendly, quality based and people oriented. There will be within this period a transformation of identified inner-city areas, an intensive mass clean-up campaign, entrepreneurial and employment opportunities, as well as the enhancement of special projects such as the Urban Games, Urban Band and Competition and Basketball Tournaments among a few others,” said Hon. Rolle.Consideration is being given to the implementation of the Urban Cadet Corps, a club designed to impart discipline and community consciousness in which youth are prepared to be guardians of the nation’s future.Minister Rolle remarked that the elderly comprise other targeted groups for the Ministry.“It is these individuals who built this country and laid the foundation for our families: it is those grandfathers who engaged contracts on projects abroad in order to send monies back home to take care of families during the troubling economic periods of our development,” said Minister Rolle.“We owe our seniors a debt of gratitude, and Social Services and Urban Development will do its part to pay its portion on behalf of the many Bahamians who can now enjoy the suburbs because of the price and sacrifice of those who paved the way for us and endured the toil and struggles inherent in the urban life.”Moreover, Minister Rolle announced that the Department is reviewing the possibility of carrying out remedial work to assist seniors and the disabled who have suffered roof damage as a result of the passage of Hurricane Matthew.“I think it is incumbent upon this Minister to make it abundantly clear that I did not say we are considering repairing homes, or replacing washrooms, or building additional rooms onto the house, or giving young people who can work, priority in this exercise.“We have a small budget unless or until we receive generous donations; and therefore we are considering patch work to ensure that vulnerable individuals among us are properly protected from the rain especially as we are now in the hurricane season.”She announced plans to secure a facility to house an Urban Library and Research Center to ensure that children of all ages have access to books and information necessary to competently sit national examinations.Consideration is being given to hosting Old Folk Tale Story-telling Time at the centers to assist with cognitive development of the aged and to teach history and social studies to young people.Furthermore, Minister Rolle informed Parliamentarians that if adequate funding is secured, it is the Ministry’s intention to conduct remedial home repairs within this budgetary period; however, she emphasized that the Commission cannot commit to building homes or paying for the clearing of land that individuals clear down and request Urban to pay for.“If Urban did not approve the clearing down and receive financial clearance prior to the clearing down, there is no way and certainly there are no funds in this budget to accommodate such potential misuse of the public’s funds,” said Minister Rolle.In addition to a request for legislation to govern its function, Urban will have a new face, outlook, and organizational structure.#magneticmedianews Related Items:
A 2005 advertisement for Iḷisaġvik College in Utqiaġvik, Alaska (Courtesy of ulalume)Earlier month, Iḷisaġvik College in Utqiaġvik — the only federally recognized tribal college in Alaska — announced that it will waive tuition for all Alaska Native students, starting next semester. The college offers associate degrees, vocational certificates, and short-term workforce development courses, plus a bachelor’s degree in business administration that just launched this fall.Listen nowOf the 700 or so students enrolled in the college each semester, a large proportion are non-native. In fact, among tribal colleges and universities, Iḷisaġvik has one of the highest non-native enrollments.“We hover between about 55-60% Alaska Native students currently,” Pearl Brower, President of Iḷisaġvik College, said. “And we certainly hope that those numbers are going to grow with this waiver of tuition.”Brower said that students have expressed concern with the price of tuition, which for a full course load runs over $3,000. This is especially hard for distance-education students who take classes online from rural areas where there aren’t a lot of high paying jobs.“More and more we were hearing that funding was a barrier. They were trying to figure out how to go to college when this looming monetary amount was in front of them,” Brower said.The school is planning to cover the cost of the waiver internally, although the price will be defrayed by the Bureau of Indian Education, which gives Iḷisaġvik money for each full course load being taken by Alaska Native or American Indian students.Brower said that the ultimate goal of the waiver program is to encourage more Alaska Native students to finish their associate degrees and go on to get their bachelor’s. She hopes that will translate to more hiring of Alaska Natives in positions that require those degrees, especially in rural schools and businesses across the state.
Srinagar/Jammu: Low-speed (2G) mobile internet services have been restored in five districts of Jammu region and restrictions relaxed in 35 police stations in the Kashmir Valley, state police chief Dilbag Singh said on Saturday. However, he warned that any misuse of internet facilities will result in legal action. Now there are no restrictions in 10 districts of Jammu with ongoing relaxation at Poonch, Banihal, Kishtwar and Bhaderwah towns for the day, he said. Also Read – Man held for slapping woman employee at Gurgaon toll plaza booth Advertise With Us “Restrictions relaxed in the jurisdiction of 35 police stations in the Kashmir Valley. Shops opened in most of these areas. Landline numbers opened in some parts of each district in Kashmir. Communication opened Jammu region,” Singh said. The 2G mobile internet services have been restored in Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur and Reasi districts, officials said. They said the high-speed (3G and 4G) mobile internet services will be restored after a fresh assessment of the situation. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us However, the mobile internet services continued to remain suspended in Poonch, Rajouri, Kishtwar, Doda and Ramban districts, the officials said. Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the Jammu and Kashmir government said the administration is closely monitoring the whole situation and so far no untoward incident has been reported from anywhere in the Valley. Plying of public transport normally on the roads is a good sign and there are reports that the same has been noticed in rural areas also, he said. Advertise With Us Schools beginning from primary level shall open and all government offices will start functioning normally from Monday, the spokesperson said. Kashmir was placed under a total clampdown on August 5, hours before the Centre’s move to abrogate provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Telephone line services, including mobile phones and landlines, were also suspended.By Sumir Kaul and Tariq Ahmed Sofi
Houston Astros FB pageHouston Astros welcomed all 11 officers from the Santa Fe ISD Police Department on the field last night.The AstrosFoundation presented Chief Walter Braun with a 13 thousand dollar donation prior to the game.Santa Fe ISD police officer John Barnes was badly injured in the May 18th school shooting.The last report from UTMB listed Barnes in serious condition, and in the intensive care unit.Barnes is a retired Houston Police Officer. Share
By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, email@example.comMetro workers are fed up, and on July 15 many frontline workers from its largest union voted to allow its leadership to call for a strike– a form of protesting currently illegal to its members.“Thousands of members turned out for the strike authorization vote yesterday meeting in Forestville, Maryland where members voted “yes” in favor of planning a strike by 94%,” a union release said Monday.Jackie Jeter, president of ATU Local 689, is coy about whether or not her union will go on strike. (Courtesy photo)Yet since striking is still illegal for union members, the overwhelming vote for a strike doesn’t mean it will actually happen.The District’s last transit strike was forty years ago.“The last time Local 689 held a strike authorization vote was in 1978 that resulted in a [weeklong] wildcat strike,” the union release said.President Jackie Jeter of Amalgamated Transit Unit (ATU) Local 689, is not spilling any information on if and when a strike will take place.“The union has no plans to make its timeline of events public, but will share developments at the appropriate time,” the release said.According to WAMU, ATU will probably meet this week to discuss next steps.There’s inherent urgency because if workers do, indeed, strike, the transportation system that spans Maryland and D.C. will no longer be available for service.“If we don’t move, this region doesn’t move,” union vice president Carroll Thomas said after Sunday’s vote and meetings.Political leaders, such as Virginia House Republican Speaker Kirk Cox, are asking that the state challenges the strike to “protect the thousands of Virginians who rely on Metro every day, and ensure the Northern Virginia economy does not come to a standstill because of this irresponsible move.”Virginia, along with Maryland and the District signed on to give Metro $500 million in dedicating funding earlier this year.“The ATU’s action threatens not only to cripple the region, but also to do significant damage to the political progress we’ve made over the last year,” Virginia House leadership said in the release. “We will not write a blank check to a dysfunctional organization.”Despite the political concerns and obvious effect on the public, Metro workers say they are tired of being mistreated.“This is not against the public,” Jeter said. “We’re all on the same side and I wish the public would come out and tell management to treat workers right as [Metro] should treat the public right,” the union president said.Jeter and ATU Second Vice President Raymond Jackson, said workers are concerned after changes were made to the sick leave policy, random background checks were instituted and most recently the hiring of non-union contractors to do custodial work.“[Workers] have reached that point where enough is enough,” Jackson said. Further Jackson emphasized that while the strike is a contract violation, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has also violated the contract many times.“[Thousands] of members don’t show up on a Sunday if there’s not a problem,” Jackson said.Wiedefeld said he is trying to rectify the issues and avoid striking. He threatened termination for those who strike.“We are prepared to pursue all remedies to protect service for our customers, including seeking relief from the courts and progressive discipline up to, and including, termination,” Wiedefeld wrote to employees on July 13. “To be clear, this is the last thing I want to do, and I am hopeful that no further action is necessary.”Word buzzing in the city is that the union may try to do something major on Tuesday- the day set for the MLB All-Star Game, yet no union member has confirmed or denied the rumor.
Related posts:Cosby’s wife forced to testify in defamation case over sexual-assault allegations ‘Finally, we’re all validated’: Bill Cosby’s alleged victims react to his arraignment UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for goods UPDATE: US ‘affluenza’ teen arrested in Mexico NEW YORK — Comedian Bill Cosby has been charged with sexual assault in Pennsylvania over an incident that took place in 2004, a prosecutor said Wednesday — the first criminal charges filed against the actor after dozens of women claimed abuse.“Mr Cosby is charged with aggravated indecent assault. This is a felony,” Kevin Steele, assistant district attorney for the state’s Montgomery County, told reporters in Norristown, in the suburbs of Philadelphia.Cosby, 78, was to be arraigned later Wednesday. If found guilty, the veteran television star could face up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.More than 50 women have already publicly claimed abuse by the pioneering African-American comedian, who attained his greatest fame for his role as the lovable family doctor and pater familias in the hit 1980s sitcom “The Cosby Show.”But his attorneys have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing by Cosby, who has gone from megastar to pariah in the face of the allegations, which span four decades. Earlier this month, he filed a defamation suit against seven of his accusers.The Pennsylvania criminal charge stems from allegations made by a former employee of Temple University in Philadelphia, who says the television legend assaulted her at his home in the suburb of Cheltenham in 2004.“On the evening in question, Mr Cosby urged her to take pills that he provided to her and to drink wine — the effect of which rendered her unable to move, (or to) respond to his advances, and he committed aggravated indecent assault upon her,” Steele said.Steele said the charge — which prosecutors later clarified is a felony of the second degree — stemmed from new evidence in the case that came to light in July, prompting the reopening of the investigation.“A prosecutor’s job is to follow the evidence wherever it leads and whenever it comes to light,” Steele said.“Today, after examination of all the evidence, we are able to seek justice on behalf of the victim,” he added, urging anyone with information about similar incidents with Cosby to come forward.In a statement, prosecutors accused Cosby of fondling the woman and penetrating her with his fingers.Statute of limitationsSteele did not name the victim, but the facts of the case correspond with allegations made by Andrea Constand. Constand’s lawyer, Dolores Troiani, confirmed to CNN that the charge was connected to her.In 2005, an initial investigation did not result in criminal charges against Cosby in Constand’s case.In a deposition Cosby gave as part of a civil suit filed by Constand, which was settled in 2006, the actor insisted all relations with Constand were consensual, and accused her of lying about the assault.“I think Andrea is a liar and I know she’s a liar because I was there. I was there,” Cosby said in the deposition, cited by The New York Times.Prosecutors said the release of court documents in July and the subsequent release of the deposition had in part led to the reopening of the case. Steele said the victim had said she was willing to cooperate with prosecutors.Statutes of limitations have prevented most of the women who have accused the comedian of sexual assault from taking legal action. In the Pennsylvania case, the statute of limitations was set to expire early next year.The accusations against Cosby have led television networks to back away from projects connected to him, and several universities have stripped him of honorary degrees. Facebook Comments
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) pumps his fist as he runs off the field after an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Chicago. The Cardinals won 48-23. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Top Stories 0 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires It’s clear that while blocking may not have been a priority for Fitzgerald — and still, he gets paid as much as he does to catch the ball — it is now a big part of his game that will continue to help the Cardinals win. While Chris Johnson, David Johnson and Andre Ellington get the credit for running with the ball and the offensive line is praised for opening holes, the work of Fitzgerald and his fellow wideouts may not be easy to see, but it is not unnecessary.Or unnoticed.“As a football player either you’ve got it or you don’t have it,” Goodwin said. “You have to be a tough guy, first of all. There are a lot of guys that play in this league that are not tough — they’re just athletic and they can make plays.“But when it comes down to it, the dirty part of the game, be it blocking in the trenches or blocking on the perimeter, it’s got to be a will, it’s got to be an attitude, it’s got to be a want-to, and Larry has that.” – / 44 “His heart. You block with your heart,” Arians said of what makes Fitzgerald a good blocker. “You see a lot of wide receivers go, ‘I could’ve got him.’ No, you could’ve got him and you just didn’t. He gets it.”Fitzgerald, though, admits that hasn’t always been the case.“It wasn’t something that was really high on my priority list when I was younger, but here for us to be able to have great team success it requires the wide receivers to do some blocking,” Fitzgerald said. “And so for us to be able to have the success I know that we’re capable of, guys have to do some things that maybe they weren’t good at before.“But I’ve worked at it, we practice on it every single day. I’m much more comfortable doing it and I just hope to continue to improve at it.”His ability to be an extra blocker, especially when lined up in the slot as often as he is, is a central reason for the team’s improvement in the run game. Offensive coordinator said Fitzgerald reminds him of former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward, who was also a physical blocker. He said the receiver is always talking to him about how he can improve as a blocker, and that mentality trickles down to the rest of the receiver group. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo TEMPE, Ariz. — Around the country, Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald is earning rave reviews for his resurgence as a weapon in the passing game.Through two games, the 32-year-old is tied for 10th in the league with 14 receptions, is fifth with 199 receiving yards and is tied for second with three receiving touchdowns. His fantasy football owners are very pleased with the early returns.But inside the organization, while everyone is undoubtedly excited about the box scores the veteran is producing, it is something that does not show up in the stat book that has everyone talking. Specifically, Fitzgerald’s blocking in the run game.Asked what has changed in that department this season, as the Cardinals are averaging 4.4 yards per carry through two games this year after gaining just 3.3 yards per tote last season, head coach Bruce Arians pointed to the tight ends, offensive line and receivers blocking, singling out Fitzgerald as someone who has excelled.Quarterback Carson Palmer, who has made a living throwing to players like Fitzgerald, has noticed the receiver’s ability there, too.“I think he is the best in the game,” Palmer said. “I would take him over a lot of tight ends in the blocking game and it’s nothing but will and want-to. There are a lot of guys that don’t want to and a lot of guys that look like they can. He obviously looks like he can and does it. There are not a lot of guys that do that at his position.”At 6-foot-3 and 218 pounds, Fitzgerald no doubt has enough size to at least get in the way of defenders, if not beat them outright. But just being big does not make a player a good blocker, especially when said player is a eight-time Pro Bowler who is going to enter the Hall of Fame because of his ability to stretch the field and make big-time catches. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
Escape Lounge, Manchester Airport1. Get lounge access, without a business-class ticketLounges offer an oasis of calm amidst the frenetic swirl of an airport, and they’re not the exclusive preserve of premium-ticket travellers. For a £20-40 one-off fee you can buy access to several – and write off most of the cost against your savings on drinks and snacks, which are usually free. Pay-per-visit lounges include Aspire Lounges at airports including Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh, or the No 1 Lounges at Edinburgh and Gatwick – where benefits include private resting areas, showers and beauty treatments. Visit the website of your nearest airport to find out what’s on offer.Alternatively, buy cut-price lounge access by downloading the nifty LoungeBuddy app, which lets you browse and book hundreds of lounges on the day or up to two months in advance. Or you can give the gift of lounge access this Christmas in the form of vouchers for No 1 Lounges, with the added bonus of premium security access (see below).Compare flight prices and plan your next trip2. Sidestep the security queuesEconomy travellers can give themselves a mini upgrade by investing in premium security access, which lets you whizz through a priority lane and bypass the long wait for security. It can now be purchased at many UK airports, including Manchester, Stansted, Luton and Newcastle, for £3 to £5. Because who wants to start off their holiday standing in a queue with their shoes off?3. Eat – and drink – like a kingHeathrow, the UK’s biggest transport hub, is the highest flier when it comes to airside food, with opulent offerings in the form of The Perfectionists’ Café by Heston Blumenthal at Terminal 2, and Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food at Terminal 5. Pre-order with the Grab app to make your dining experience go without a hitch when you’re pressed for time.Meanwhile, in 2015, Belfast International became the first to set up an airport farmers’ market, supporting Northern Irish producers by selling handmade food and drink such as Hughes Craft Distillery’s RubyBlue fruit liqueurs and potato vodkas, and Kearney Blue cheese by Farmview Dairies.Hip London coffee and cocktail chain Grind has also recently announced its plans to launch a series of café bars in airports across the UK and Europe, so keep your smartphone on standby for some ‘grammable latte art.4. Buy a gastronomic picnic for the planeYou’re either one of those people who adores airline food and its tiny compartmentalised trays, or you’re most definitely not. If you fall into the latter category, you can still dine like a king with a Fortnum & Mason “hamperling” (think smoked-salmon salad with capers and rye bread – cutlery included – for £15) at Heathrow Terminal 5. Meanwhile, Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food offers a “Grab and Go” option, so you can gleefully tuck into a butter-chicken curry hot pot with saffron rice (£10) at 40,000 feet.Nowhere else can quite match T5’s slick flight-friendly picnics, but many airports in the Highlands and Islands Group (including Barra, Dundee, Inverness, Islay and Tiree) steer clear of the usual chains and have independent outlets packed with fresh, local produce. At Wick John O’Groats’ Airport Café, everything is made from scratch and passengers can treat themselves to a hot bacon sandwich or a homemade sausage roll to take on board an early morning flight.5. Get some smart shuteyeStaying in an airport hotel doesn’t have to equal bland mega-chains. Even if you just need a few hours to relax and refresh, hi-tech micro-hotel Yotel in Gatwick’s South Terminal and Heathrow Terminal 4 was inspired by super-compact Japanese pod hotels and has been designed to remove the stress of early departures and long layovers, with super-speed WiFi, soundproofing and blackout blinds (from £37 for four hours). No 1 Lounges also offer stylish pod bedrooms with ensuite showers at Heathrow Terminal 3, starting at £20 an hour.Pods not your thing? Look beyond the immediate area surrounding the airport for a spot of luxury. The meticulously restored vintage charm of the new Pilgrm hotel in Paddington (from £110) is a mere 15-minute Heathrow Express ride away from Heathrow, or the elegant Dakota Deluxe in Leeds (from £125) is on the right side of town for a 30-minute drive to Leeds Bradford.6. Enjoy a luggage-free transferOne of the least glamorous aspects of air travel is lugging your luggage. Lug no more: the genius AirPortr is a baggage check-in and delivery service that picks up your bags from your home or hotel and whisks them to Gatwick or Heathrow airports – and vice versa – allowing you a hassle-free transfer, particularly if it involves public transport.7. Effortlessly navigate airport parkingEver wasted hours searching for your hatchback in the endless sea of cars? A real transfer transformer is Looking4.com’s Meet & Greet, in which a driver meets you at the terminal entrance, collects and parks your car, then later returns it to the terminal when you land. It’s available at most UK airports including Birmingham, Bristol, Doncaster, East Midlands, Exeter, Liverpool and Newcastle (prices vary, but they start from around £45 at Doncaster). Who needs a chauffeur?8. Entertain yourself during delaysWhile we’re yet to open an airport cinema in the UK – Hong Kong wins with its 250-seater IMAX – or indeed anything to rival Singapore Changi Airport’s stunning rooftop pool, there’s a growing range of activities to keep you occupied should your flight be delayed. While you can relax with a manicure or massage at Cloud Spas in Manchester, Birmingham or East Midland airports, Heathrow comes out on top with its landside T5 art gallery, open 365 days a year; a Bradley Smith barbers; and its Be Relax spas. You can even flex your plastic with a spot of personal shopping, which you can collect on your return to the airport or have delivered to your home.Prices correct at the time of publication (December 2017). 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