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Patriots owner Robert Kraft denies charges of soliciting prostitute

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Kraft was not immediately arrested. Jupiter police said a warrant will be issued and his attorneys will be notified. They said details about the misdemeanor charges against the owner of the Super Bowl champion team will not be released until next week.Hundreds of arrest warrants have been issued in recent days as a result of the six-month investigation, and more are expected. Ten spas have been closed, and several people have been taken into custody on sex trafficking charges.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said he was shocked to learn that Kraft, who is worth $6 billion, was paying for sex inside a shopping-center massage parlor, the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. “We are as equally stunned as everyone else,” Kerr said.Most people charged for the first time with soliciting a prostitute in Florida are allowed to enter a diversion program, said attorney David Weinstein, a former prosecutor. Kraft would probably have to perform 100 hours of community service and attend a course on the harmful effects of prostitution and sex trafficking, he said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the field before the AFC Championship NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the New England Patriots, in Kansas City, Mo. Police in Florida have charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor. Jupiter police told reporters Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, that the 77-year-old Kraft has not been arrested. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday.The 77-year-old Kraft denied any wrongdoing. The case comes amid a crackdown on sex trafficking from Palm Beach to Orlando in which police planted cameras in massage parlors.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “Well it’s very sad. I was very surprised to see it. He’s proclaimed his innocence, totally,” Trump said at the White House on Friday.In a statement, Kraft’s representatives said they “categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The arrest could also get Kraft in trouble with the NFL, which in a statement said only that it is “aware of the ongoing law enforcement matter and will continue to monitor developments.”Under league policy, players, owners, coaches and other employees can be punished for “conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in” the NFL.“Ownership and club or league management have traditionally been held to a higher standard and will be subject to more significant discipline,” the policy says.The Patriots won the Super Bowl this month over the Los Angeles Rams for their sixth NFL championship in the past 18 seasons, making them the most successful team in pro sports during that span. Before the Super Bowl, several retired NFL players appeared in a public service announcement decrying sexual exploitation and human trafficking in Atlanta, the host city.Kraft lives in Massachusetts and has a home in the Palm Beach area. Though he is a Democrat, he is friendly with President Donald Trump and a frequent guest at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club. Kraft’s wife, Myra Hiatt Kraft, died in 2011. He has been dating 39-year-old actress Ricki Noel Lander since 2012.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Kawhi Leonard, Raptors beat Spurs in DeMar DeRozan’s return to Toronto MOST READ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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World Wide Mission High School Returns from Ghana Visit

first_imgWorld Wide Mission School players and officialsWorld Wide Mission School returned to Liberia after participating in a historic high school international football match against Ghana’s Regional Champions, Adu Gyamfi Senior High School in Kumasi, Ghana.Dignitaries attending the game included the head for Regional Education, local officials as well as members of the Liberian delegation, including head J. Bryant McGill, representative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, along with Richard Watkins, sports director of World Wide Mission, Boimah Harris, coach, and Kelvin Sebwe, member of the Organizing Committee.The Liberian 2017 National Champions dominated most of the first half, with many scoring opportunities led by Kevin Potis. Center midfield Emmanuel Gayflor was substituted due to injury, replaced by James Wolobah.  A yellow card was also issued to a player of World Wide for foul play. The first half ended goalless.During the second half, Kevin Potis was contained while Adu Gyamfi pressured the Liberian team’s defense.  The Ghanaians scored the first goal in the 11th minute in the second half followed by two more goals in the 84th minute and extra time respectively.Mohammed Sheriff of World Wide Mission was replaced by William Stewart.  At the end of full ninety minutes of play, Adu Gyamfi Senior High School defeated World Wide Mission School 3 – 0 in an exciting football friendly.Kevin Potis of World Wide Mission was named Man of the Match, receiving a prize, including a decoder from DSTV Ghana.  Adu Gyamfi Senior High School intends to undertake a reciprocal visit to Liberia in the near future.It may be recalled that Kevin Potis won the Most Valuable Player award during the 2017 National High School Football Championship, receiving a cash prize of US$1,000.The international friendly high school football match was organized and sponsored by National High School Sports, an organization that uses sports as a platform to promote sports and education in support of youth development.Meanwhile, the official launch of the 2018 National High School Football and Kickball Championship will be held on May 11, 2018, in Gbarnga, Bong County.  Mr. D. Zeogar Wilson, Minister of Youth and Sports, will launch the 2018 nationwide sports event.The Minister of Education, other government officials, members of the Diplomatic corps, heads of international NGOs, and development partners are expected to be in attendance.The Organizing Committee wishes to express gratitude to the Government of Liberia, specifically the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth and Sports, and sponsors, including National Social Security & Welfare Corporation, APM Terminals, Total Liberia, Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC), Liberia Telecommunications Authority, Efficient Logistics, Central Bank of Liberia, Orange Liberia, UMARCO, Liberia Revenue Authority, BRAC Liberia for their support to the program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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More funding needed to develop youth businesses – The Caribbean Voice

first_imgDespite miniature strides to develop youth businesses, The Caribbean Voice believes that the Government needs to do more to help young people develop their businesses as the lack of employment opportunities are making youths suicidal.This is according to a spokesperson of the organisation, Bibi Ahamad, who recently told Guyana Times that the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has taken note of the Department of Youth’s initiative to fund some youth businesses but is of the strong view that it needs to do more.“They need to do more in communities especially in rural communities you know they need to put something to enhance the community for the youths to probably [benefit like] a playground for sporting activities [or a] resource centre,” Ahamad explained.The Youth Innovation Programme Of Guyana (YIPOG) was launched in May 2017 under the Education Ministry. Later in September of that year, the Ministry awarded grants to 25 groups that proposed innovative project ideas to be implemented within their communitiesIt sought to provide the opportunity for Guyanese to design, develop and produce innovative ideas to combat challenges they face within their communities.In 2018, the project was launched under the Social Cohesion Ministry with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport.At a recent press conference, the Director of Youth, Melissa Carmichael said that the programme has been awarded $70 million this year to be distributed to youths. “The reason this was brought on board is because we recognise that there aren’t the necessary frameworks with regards to the financing [of businesses and] easy access to the banks and so on,” she pointed out.Last year, several projects were funded by the Department through its Business Summit, each of which received $1 million to kick-start their businesses.On the other hand, through YIPOG, about 30 persons also received grants through the Department for their Youth Innovation projects.Those persons received a maximum of $2 million to launch their projects. It was explained that the financing for projects vary on the technicality of same.For this year, the Department has received over 60 proposals but are catering for about 50.UnemploymentOnly last week, hundreds of young people who are unemployed crowded the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue, Georgetown, where the Department of Youth held its first job fair to address the scourge of unemployment, which affects some 40 per cent of youths.Senior Research, Planning and Development Officer within the Department, Adeti De Jesus told Guyana Times that the unemployed youths turned up to the Sports Hall before 07:00h to be interviewed.In fact, youths who had become desperate for employment after being at home for a number of years took the opportunity to apply online for the job fair prior to the April 12 event.Some 701 online applications were received, De Jesus said, while other youths showed up to the event without being registered.The issue of unemployment among Guyanese youths has been on the rise and has been the cause of the hike in robberies and other crimes.Presidential Candidate for the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Irfaan Ali on April 11 told the media that the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government has failed to deliver most of its manifesto promises to the Guyanese people in the more than four years the Administration has been in office.According to Ali, Guyanese have to hold Government accountable for this failure, which has resulted in the hardships many citizens face, especially among the vulnerable groups such as women, the elderly and youths.He reminded of Government’s promise to stimulate job creation, especially for youths, but instead, they have caused the country to face 37,000 job losses in various economy-driven sectors. He went on to reveal that under the APNU/AFC, Guyana has slipped four positions in the employment rate for the 25-54 age group and seven positions for the age group of 54 to 64 on the Global Human Capital Index.Among the host of promises the PPP has mentioned that will be in its manifesto, is the creation of 50,000 new jobs and according to the Party’s Presidential Candidate, even this figure is too conservative.last_img read more

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Death toll rises as Noel batters Bahamas, Cuba

first_imgElectricity also was turned off in Long Island, in the southeastern part of the Atlantic archipelago. Nassau International Airport closed but was expected to reopen today. Only one of 10 cruise ships arrived on schedule. Rescuers in Dominican Republic took off in helicopters and boats to reach isolated residents for the first time in three days. Hundreds of volunteers joined Dominican civil defense forces to help stranded residents, as rescue teams left at dawn Thursday – many in boats loaned by private owners. “We will go to each point where there have been people affected who require the government’s help … so that we can return to a normal situation in the shortest amount of time possible,” said Dominican President Leonel Fernandez. More than three days of heavy rain caused an estimated $30 million in damages to the Dominican Republic’s rice, plantain and cacao plantations, said Minister of Economy Juan Temistocles Montas. Government officials will request loans from the Inter-American Development Bank to help with the recovery. Rescuers in Hispaniola, the island shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti, found a rising toll of death and damage: at least 66 dead in the Dominican Republic and 40 in Haiti, where the majority of bodies were found in and around the capital of Port-au-Prince. One person was killed in Jamaica. Fernandez declared a state of emergency and asked for international help, especially rescue teams and helicopters. At least 62,500 Dominicans fled their homes, said Luis Antonio Luna, head of the Emergencies Commission. In Haiti, civil protection crews confirmed 16 more deaths, boosting the national toll to 40, said Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste, director of Haiti’s civil protection agency. At 8 p.m. EDT, Noel’s center was 115 miles north-northeast of Nassau, Bahamas. It was moving toward the north-northeast about 17 mph. A tropical storm warning and watch for parts of southeastern Florida were canceled, and officials said coastal communities from the Georgia border south to Miami were largely spared major damage. But several dozen structures up and down the Florida coast were threatened. In St. Johns County, at least a half-dozen homes were in danger after beaches washed away, leaving little barrier between them and the waves. The city of Fernandina Beach near the Georgia border declared a local emergency Wednesday, and waves continued Thursday lapping at the foundations of several homes and at least one motel in Brevard County.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Cuban soldiers went door-to-door in low-lying areas and evacuated about 24,000 people, according to state radio and television reports. At least 2,000 homes were damaged by floodwaters, but there was no official word of deaths. In Ciego de Avila province in central Cuba, flooding wiped out nearly 2,000 tons of corn, potato, banana, cucumber and tomato harvests, said Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, a vice president. The storm brought a record 15 inches of rain to the Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said. Flooding killed at least one man in the Bahamas and forced the evacuation of almost 400 people. Ingraham said the majority of the evacuees were from the northeast Bahamian island of Abaco. Residents of Andros Island, one of the least-developed in the Bahamas, hunkered down as Noel’s winds howled and rain pelted windowpanes. “The walls were rattling, but we rode it out pretty well,” said Angela Newton, who was waiting Thursday for the power to come back on. NASSAU, Bahamas – A powerful Caribbean storm drenched the Bahamas and Cuba on Thursday, while rescue workers in the Dominican Republic headed out in boats and helicopters to reach dozens of communities isolated by floods and mudslides. The death toll rose to 108. Noel was upgraded to a hurricane Thursday evening, after doing most of its damage as a tropical storm and becoming the deadliest tempest of the Atlantic region this year. Hurricane Felix, a devastating Category 5 storm, killed 101 people when it lashed the Caribbean and slammed into the Nicaraguan and Honduran coasts in early September. By midevening as it moved away from the Bahamas, Hurricane Noel’s sustained winds had increased to 75 mph, just strong enough to be rated a Category 1 hurricane, the National Weather Service said. Earlier Thursday, muddy rain-swollen waters overflowed a dam in Cuba, washing into hundreds of homes, over highways and knocking out electricity and telephone service. Dozens of small communities were cut off. last_img read more

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IT’LL BE ‘ALL WHITE’ IN LETTERKENNY’S CATHEDRAL QUARTER THIS CHRISTMAS!

first_imgChurch Lane in Letterkenny in all its rugged glory.A Letterkenny street promises to be one of the most festive in the entire North-West this Christmas.Letterkenny’s Cathedral Quarter is inviting all schools in Letterkenny and further afield to help create a Christmas Garden on the Church Lane.The theme of the initiative is ‘A White Winter Christmas Garden’ and students are invited to participate in a number of ways. Schools can create a Christmas window box, which will be placed in a dedicated space on the Church Lane throughout the festive period. Alternatively, students can create outdoor decorations inspired by the ‘White Winter Christmas Garden’ theme. Entries will be unveiled on Friday, 19th December and the garden display will remain in The Cathedral Quarter during the festive period. Schools wishing to submit entries can make contact via the Cathedral Quarter Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheChurchLane.The closing date for entries is Tuesday 16th December, 2014 and there will be prizes for the winning entry. There will also be an ecumenical carol service on The Church Lane on Friday, 19th December at 7.30pmThe Cathedral Quarter originally began as the Save the Church Lane campaign. Since its formation earlier this year, the project has gathered significant momentum in its efforts to regenerate the historical Church Lane.The long term goal is to create a hidden treasure in the heart of Letterkenny for locals and tourists to enjoy. Letterkenny man Donnan Harvey is spearheading the Cathedral Quarter project and he said they are delighted that this year marks the first time in living memory that Christmas lights have been erected at the foot of The Church Lane.“We’re also looking forward to our ecumenical carol service and to seeing the Christmas Garden come to life. We believe there is huge potential in Letterkenny to create a tourist hub in the town, similar to Shop Street in Galway. For us, this is just the beginning, and we’ve seen elsewhere how small steps like these can make a big difference.“Ultimately, we want to see the buildings on the street restored to their former glory and explore the possibility of cobblestoning the street and pedestrianizing the Lane at certain periods. This would greatly enhance our tourism offering, create jobs and open up all sorts of opportunities for local businesses”. IT’LL BE ‘ALL WHITE’ IN LETTERKENNY’S CATHEDRAL QUARTER THIS CHRISTMAS! was last modified: December 4th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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NOW ARDARA MAKES LAST FIVE IN TOP PLACES TO LIVE IN IRELAND COMPETITION

first_imgThe judges of The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland competition have narrowed their search to just five places which are in the running for the overall award – including Ardara.They include one village, one small town, one large town, one city, and one suburb or urban village.Ardara had originally been in the top 25 of places to live in Ireland before it was joined by Westport, Co Mayo; Killarney, Co Kerry; Cork city; and Rathmines in Dublin in the top five. These five will be visited by the judges over the coming week, and the overall winner will be announced next Monday, June 25th.Needless to say the people of Ardara will be out in force this morning putting their best foot forward – and rightly so!For the Best Place to Live in Ireland competition, The Irish Times invited people to nominate the place they lived in, and explain its appeal. All kinds of habitats were eligible: “a town or city suburb, a village or remote rural spot, a tiny community halfway up a mountain, a street, a road or a housing estate”.From early April until late May, the competition attracted 563 entries from members of the public across 32 counties. The winning place will receive a location-appropriate plaque or sign noting the accolade.It will also be profiled in the paper and will be the subject of a short film commissioned by The Irish Times. NOW ARDARA MAKES LAST FIVE IN TOP PLACES TO LIVE IN IRELAND COMPETITION was last modified: June 18th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ArdaraBest PLaces to LIve In IrelandIrish TimesTop Fivelast_img read more

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GAA: VENUES AND DATES FOR SENIOR, RESERVE QUARTER-FINALS AND RELEGATION PLAY-OFFS

first_imgSENIOR AND RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP Q/F & RELEGATION PLAYOFFS VENUES AND DATESSaturday 18th October at 2.30pmVenue Tir Conaill Park ReserveArdara V KilcarRTE Radio na Gaeltachta Senior ChampionshipNaomh Conaill V Ardara Time 4.00pmSaturday 18th October at 6.30pmVenue MacCumhaill ParkReserveSt Michael’s V St Eunan’s RTE Radio na Gaeltachta Senior ChampionshipTime 8.00pmFour Masters V St Eunan’sSunday 19th October at 1.30pm Venue O Donnell ParkReserveGlenfin V GweedoreRTE Radio na Gaeltachta Senior ChampionshipTime 3.00pmGlenswilly v TermonSunday 19th October at 5.30pmVenue MacCumhaill ParkReserveNaomh Conaill V DungloeRTE Radio na Gaeltachta Senior ChampionshipTime 7.00pmDungloe V St Michael’sChampionship relegation playoffsSunday 12 noon Tir Conaill ParkBundoran V KillybegsVenue 12 noon GlentiesGlenfin V Naomh MuireGAA: VENUES AND DATES FOR SENIOR, RESERVE QUARTER-FINALS AND RELEGATION PLAY-OFFS was last modified: October 12th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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WEATHER ALERT: MET EIREANN ISSUES ORANGE STATUS WARNING AS WINDS SET TO HIT 130KM/HR

first_imgMET EIREANN has issued a rare Orange Alert weather warning for Donegal this afternoon.The forecasters say winds could gust to extremely damaging speeds of 130km/hr.“There will be widespread heavy showers this afternoon, some thundery or of hail,” said a Met Eireann spokesman. “It is becoming very windy with west to northwest winds increasing strong and gusty as the afternoon continues.“Winds will be extremely strong with damaging gusts of up to 130 km/hr possible.”There’ll be further heavy showers tonight, some possibly thundery. It will continue windy for much of the night with strong, gusty west to northwest winds. However winds will gradually ease overnight.It will also be a very chilly 2C. ORANGE ALERT:Wind Warning for Wexford, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and WaterfordBecoming extremely windy at times today in coastal areas. West to southwest winds, veering west to northwest, will reach mean speeds of 60 to 75 km/hr with possible damaging gusts of 110 to 130 km/hr.Issued:Saturday 02 November 2013 09:00Valid:Saturday 02 November 2013 10:00 to Saturday 02 November 2013 18:00 WEATHER ALERT: MET EIREANN ISSUES ORANGE STATUS WARNING AS WINDS SET TO HIT 130KM/HR was last modified: November 2nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal weatherWEATHER ALERT: MET EIREANN ISSUES ORANGE STATUS WARNING AS WINDS SET TO HIT 130KM/HRlast_img read more

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DONEGAL FAVOURITE ‘PORTAVENTURA’ WILL SURPRISE MANY THIS SEASON WITH NEW ATTRACTION

first_imgIt’s the Disneyland of Spain and has long been a favourite stopping-off point for Donegal families holidaying there. Now PortAventura will surprise this season’s visitors with a spectacular new attraction: Angkor: Adventure in the Lost Kingdom.This novelty is framed in the context of the resort’s development strategy to become the best holiday destination for European families: a concept that can be defined as European Destination Resort. This project enhances the company’s internationalisation strategy as well as being another step towards the investment commitment that has led PortAventura to spend more than 100 million euros in new projects and equipment since 2009.The new attraction will open on April 11th to coincide with the start of the 2014 PortAventura season.Inspired by the Asian jungles, the new chapter of the theme park will be a new water boat ride that will be unique in Europe because of its length (300 meters) as well as fantastic theme detail.The new attraction will be located in the China area of the resort near Shambhala (Europe’s highest roller-coaster), and is based on the Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat, considered the world’s largest religious structure. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1992, Angkor Wat means “city of temples” and experts believe that it was built between the ninth and fifteenth centuries. Legends and mysteries abound in the lush jungles and dangerous mangrove forests surrounding it, where our trip begins.Visitors will board rafts equipped with water guns to take on the dangers they will face in the jungle ahead.Their journey will take them through different areas full of surprises and interactive challenges: mysterious villages, snakes that rise from the river, tigers hidden in caves, monkeys that inhabit ruined temples and magnificent stone elephants. Passengers can shoot at them with their water jets, or even take aim at other boats and onlookers.Angkor covers 10,500 m2, a huge space that is almost the equivalent of a complete theme area, and offers a journey time of about 10 minutes.This makes it one of the longest boat ride attractions in Europe. It has been designed by MACK Rides, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of resort attractions and owner of Germany’s Europa Park. The ride will have 14 boats, each seating up to 8 people, and an hourly capacity of 726 people. In keeping with the meticulous attention to atmospheric detail that characterizes PortAventura, Angkor: Adventure in the Lost Kingdom is an ambitious recreation of Cambodian temples and jungles, including Hindu and Buddhist references. The attraction offers families the opportunity to share an experience suitable for all ages, combining adventure and fun in a refreshing environment.As well as Angkor, PortAventura will also offer another spectacular summer arrival: the world-famous Cirque du Soleil. Their latest presentation, KOOZA, is an incomparable adventure full of acrobatics and excitement, set in a fantastic realm. PortAventura is the first resort in Europe to host Cirque du Soleil and more than 2,400 visitors will enjoy the show each day.These new additions consolidate PortAventura’s national and international reputation as one of the best family entertainment resorts in Europe.They form part of the new investment plan recently announced by Investindustrial and KKR, which aims to boost the resort’s success with both domestic and foreign tourists. To this end, the resort has in recent years added new, unique attractions every year, such as the Shambhala roller-coaster, which holds three European records (for height, drop distance and speed), and the expansion of the Costa Caribe Aquatic Park with King Khajuna, the highest free fall water slide in Europe. PortAventura with almost 4 million visitors, is a themed holiday resort on the Costa Dorada, south of Barcelona. It opened in 1995 as Spain’s first theme park, with the goal of offering a journey around the world in a single day. After meeting great initial success, and thanks to the opening of its hotels and Costa Caribe Aquatic Park, PortAventura has become an internationally renowned tourist destination in itself.The resort offers four themed, four-star hotels: Hotel PortAventura, Hotel El Paso, Hotel Caribe and Hotel Gold River, all connected to the theme park. The park’s six themed areas – Mediterrània, Far West, México, China, Polynesia and SésamoAventura – boast more than 30 rides, 15 daily shows, 75 restaurants and food outlets, and 27 handicrafts and gift shops.The Costa Caribe Aquatic Park, expanded and completely updated in 2013, is a key feature of PortAventura and the resort’s comprehensive facilities also include a 4,000-person capacity convention centre.All of this, together with its excellent location on the Costa Dorada, its transport connections, its convenient closeness to Barcelona and Reus airports and the high-speed AVE train link, makes PortAventura one of the best European holiday destinations on the shores of the Mediterranean.DONEGAL FAVOURITE ‘PORTAVENTURA’ WILL SURPRISE MANY THIS SEASON WITH NEW ATTRACTION was last modified: January 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Angkornew attractionPortaventuraspainlast_img read more

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State investigates Levi’s Stadium manager for conflicts of interest

first_imgSANTA CLARA — The state ethics watchdog is investigating accusations that the general manager of Levi’s Stadium violated conflict of interest laws when he bought stock in two companies that do work for the 49ers’ home field.In a letter to the city of Santa Clara last week, the Fair Political Practices Commission said it would look into Santa Clara’s complaint againstJim Mercurio, the general manager of the city-owned stadium and a San Francisco 49ers employee.Although he isn’t a city …last_img read more

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