ARIESGift yourself the knack of responding totally to whatever comes, as it comes in life! Avoid cruel people, as they tend to take up cudgels with you on non-issues. Loved ones are supportive. Your personal affairs may take time to resolve, be persistent. Lucky number 5. Colour yellow.TAURUS Friends, family and children gather around you to share some memorable moments today. Specialization in your field of activity adds to you professional expertise and gain. You can easily trust your feelings and intuition about people and situations. Lucky number 3. Colour cherry red. GEMINIThere is increase of wealth and income, which allows you to make gainful investments. Beware of theft or deception at work as an unknown person may invade your space. Be expansive and share your richness, wisdom, experience, feelings and expertise with others. Lucky number 9. Colour pink. CANCERYou may rebel against domination at work by people in power. You impress people with your talent and charisma. Relationships are sensitive and difficult for a time as both partners seek independence, space and appreciation. You are bold, courageous and frank. Lucky number 2. Colour red. LEOYour instinct and intuition lead you in a positive direction in personal and professional matters today. You are quiet, hardworking and practical when you need to deal with earthy details. Do not allow work to become a drudgery, but keep your enthusiasm alive. Lucky number 7. Colour green. VIRGODelay at work should be taken in your stride today. The temporary absence of a loved one could cause some anxiety. Expect your partner and family to be supportive during a trying time. Transactions are conducted honestly. A positive attitude brings fulfillment. Lucky number 3. Colour blue. advertisementLIBRA You combine well with your partner and realize an ambitious goal. Your actions are based on accurate calculation and good planning. Goodwill and friendship enhance your social standing. You participate in and enjoy sport, theater and the Arts today. Lucky number 14. Colour soft pink. SCORPIO Sorting out the important from the trivial adds to good management of professional and personal matters today. There is clarity about goals and participation of key people. You go beyond illusions and find your truths within. Don’t entertain gossip. Lucky number 20. Colour royal blue. SAGITTARIUS ‘The Moon’ brings Karmic situations and patterns to the fore today. Crazy people can create scenes to upset you, remain a witness rather than become a participator. Listen to your intuition. Guard against over indulgence in food, drink or work. Lucky number 18. Colour sea blue. CAPRICORN ‘The Universe’ opens another horizon with new opportunities today. Despite multifarious activity in varied aspects your security structure remains intact. You assess relationships and realize who and what is important in your life. Health needs attention. Lucky number 21. Colour blue. AQUARIUS Things are changing as you step into new opportunities and dimensions. You play the role of consultant, sharing your knowledge and experience with others. You are caring in established personal relationships and can expect loyalty and support therein. Lucky number 4. Colour purple.PISCES Forces and people at work who are powerful, selfish and destructive may surround you today. Side step them and avoid confrontations or you can be manipulated. Ignore and avoid cruel gossip or you may be involved in controversies. Celebrate with friends. Lucky number 10. Colour red.
Transport, Works and Housing Minister, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, has requested that the Road Safety Unit conduct a comprehensive analysis of all fatal road crashes for 2012, in an effort to further improve safety on the nation’s roads. “We need to do a comprehensive analysis of all the fatal collisions and I’m asking that this is submitted as quickly as possible…so that we can see exactly what happened in 2012 and use it as a basis for improvement,” he said. [RELATED: Zero Tolerance for Traffic Offenders in 2013] The Minister was speaking during a handing-over ceremony for six road safety infomercials, held at the Insurance Company of the West Indies (ICWI) head offices in New Kingston, on January 8. The infomercials, which address a number of crucial issues affecting road safety in Jamaica, were produced by the ICWI and handed over to the Ministry of Transport for dissemination. Dr. Davies further encouraged all stakeholders involved in road safety to get into the habit of sharing all necessary information. “This is one area where there is no benefit for anyone retaining information, because the more data we have to be analysed, I think we’ll be able to reach some conclusions as to what are the areas of intervention,” he argued. The country recorded a total of 258 road fatalities for 2012, some 49 less than the previous year, and for the first time in over a decade, achieved its ‘Below 300’ target. While welcoming the achievement, Minister Davies noted that road fatalities were still too high and that the country could not afford to become complacent. “It is just too many lives and worse of all, so many are related to carelessness and plain indiscipline,” he said. The Minister pointed out that last year, between medical care and insurance claims, traffic collisions cost the country more than $9 billion. For his part, President, ICWI, Paul Lalor, said the infomercials were designed specifically to ensure that Jamaicans are provided with contemporary road safety information, which would enable them to make correct decisions in the traffic environment. He noted that ICWI sees its alliance with the Ministry of Transport as part of its corporate social responsibility and is focussed on assisting the Government in achieving its goal of ‘Below 200’ by 2017. “One life lost on the road is one life too many. As a business, we hope that by bringing down the frequency of accidents, the insurance industry can create greater surpluses which can allow us to continue to make insurance affordable to more Jamaicans,” Mr. Lalor said. He pointed out that too many lives are being lost to reckless driving and speeding and that these are areas that must be addressed. The six areas targeted by the infomercials are: pedestrian safety; motorcycle safety; overtaking; speeding; tailgating; and safe driving on the whole.
A clean slate for services and streamingPutting out all this hardware the week before an Apple event means the company had a clean slate to approach its service and subscription announcements at the March 25 event. Amid Apple News Plus, Apple TV Plus and Apple Arcade, the closest thing to new hardware was the titanium physical version of the new Apple credit card. 26 Photos reading • Don’t bother looking for hardware from today’s Apple event, but here are the iPad, iMac and AirPod updates you missed last week Tags Aug 30 • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max: Price, specs and features we expect on Sept. 10 Apple Event Aug 26 • Every Apple TV Plus show announced so far Apple Event Share your voice • Aug 29 • New iPhones, Apple Watch and more: Apple’s September event preview More from the Apple event Post a comment See All Aug 30 • Apple will launch iPhone 11 on Sept. 10 in Cupertino Everything Apple announced It’s showtime for Apple’s streaming service See all our Apple event coverage Celebrities show off their new series on Apple TV Plus With all the talk about Apple News Plus, Apple Card, Apple Arcade and Apple TV Plus, this was an unusual Apple event, as it skipped any new hardware in favor of services and software. But before you lament the lack of hardware, know that Apple front-loaded all its new hardware into a series of stealth announcements the week before. If you weren’t specifically paying attention for them, it was easy to miss these tablet, desktop and headphone updates. They were revealed only by press releases and the brief outages of the online Apple Store while product pages were revamped. Here’s what’s new (as in, less than one week old) from Apple’s hardware team: Angela Lang/CNET iPad Air and iPad MiniTwo nearly forgotten iPad tablet lines, eclipsed by the less-expensive iPad and more-expensive iPad Pro, have been resurrected. The new iPad Air has a 10.5-inch Retina display and an A12 Bionic processor (as used in the iPhone XS). The iPad Mini gets its first upgrade since 2015, also to an A12 processor, but keeps the same screen size and resolution. The key point of both the $399 Mini and $499 Air is that they’re more expensive than the plain old 9.7-inch iPad, which is $329 (and is often available for less). Of the new iPad Mini, Scott Stein says: “The new iPad Mini is an incremental product update, a spec bump to a tablet that otherwise looks the same as the model from 2015. Does that spark joy? After using it for a few days… it’s fine. But it’s not something you need.” Sarah Tew/CNET iMac 27-inch and 21.5-inchThe iMac line of all-in-one desktops also a series of internal upgrades, with more powerful CPUs and better graphics. Most of the iMacs are jumping from seventh-gen Intel processors to newer eighth-gen ones. For the 21.5-inch iMacs, that means either quad-core or, for the first time, six-core CPU options. For the 27-inch, CPUs start at eighth-gen six-core chips, and can go all the way up to the eight-core Intel Core i9, something usually only seen in high-end gaming systems or creative workstations. These two sizes start at $1,299 and $1,799 and go up from there. Angela Lang/CNET New AirPodsThe best way to round out a week of Apple hardware updates would be with the long-promised AirPower charging mat, but sadly, it was not to be. Instead, we got an updated version of the popular AirPods wireless headphones. Like the iMacs and iPad, these look the same but add a new H1 chip for faster connection to a device and better battery life, plus hands-free Siri on demand. Plus, a wireless Qi-compatible charging case. No noise canceling, no biometrics, no color options. 0 Tablets Headphones Desktops
<< Previous PostNext Post >> High-profile Los Cabos resort getting new branding with Waldorf Astoria Thursday, June 27, 2019 LOS CABOS — Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is taking over The Resort at Pedregal and rebranding it as Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal.Recently acquired by affiliates of Walton Street Capital Mexico, the luxury resort is set on 24 acres of mountainous beachfront near the Land’s End rock formations and Cabo Marina. The rebranded resort will welcome guests with ‘True Waldorf Service’ starting in Q4 2019.“As the brand’s first property to debut in Mexico, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal showcases the brand’s commitment to expanding our luxury portfolio to some of the world’s most sought after destinations,” said Dino Michael, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. “We look forward to combining the resort’s exclusive environment and guest-focused comforts with the brand’s unparalleled commitment to personal service, and together, ensuring our guests have the experience of a lifetime.”Tunnel entrance to The Resort at PedregalInfinity poolAll 115 guestrooms and suites provide ocean views, private plunge pools, and a refined, upscale design inspired by the surrounding area’s natural elements, he adds. The resort features three swimming pools, including an infinity pool flowing into the horizon of the Pacific Ocean, a salt water pool and a children’s pool.At Luna y Mar Spa, guests can select from a variety of organic treatments including herbal detoxes and rose-crystal lymphatic facials. The spa also offers a wellness grotto with local herbal remedies, steam rooms, saunas, ice rooms, whirlpools and a salt-water meditation pool. Fitness classes include Pilates and yoga, all with an oceanfront view.More news: Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaFor dining, the resort’s signature restaurant, Don Manuel’s, uses ingredients sourced locally and regionally to serve up authentic dishes within a Mexican hacienda. The Cliffside El Farallon offers an ocean-to-table menu developed by a culinary team that guides foodies in selecting side dish and wine pairings against the sound of crashing waves. Crudo, in the centre of the pool bar, incorporates local flavors into casual fare including a variety of fresh ceviche and sushi for light midday meals. There’s also the Beach Club, popular for its freshly caught fish and crisps, spiced pork belly buns and braised Angus brisket tacos.Guests can also arrange for a private chef in the comfort of their suites for personalized meals on their terraces or indulge in handcrafted cocktails from one of the resort’s on-demand cocktail carts available throughout the property.Aerial view of The Resort at PedregalThe resort celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.“We are incredibly excited to partner with Walton Street Capital Mexico to bring the first Waldorf Astoria to Mexico,” said Juan Corvinos, VP, development, Latin America and the Caribbean, Hilton. “Los Cabos – a vibrant, dynamic and truly luxury destination that draws travelers from all over the world – is the perfect market for our iconic Waldorf Astoria brand, and will be a significant addition to the nearly 70 Hilton properties already in Mexico.”More news: Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoCelebrating its 100th anniversary this year, Hilton currently has a portfolio of nearly 150 hotels and resorts across 25 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, including nearly 70 in Mexico. The company is actively pursuing additional growth opportunities in the Caribbean and Latin America, and has a robust pipeline of nearly 90 hotels throughout the region, including 30 projects in Mexico.“We are proud to own one of Mexico’s most iconic luxury resorts and look forward to uniting this stunning hotel with Waldorf Astoria’s intuitive service culture and unforgettable experiences,” said Federico Martin del Campo, CEO of Walton Street Capital Mexico. “Our guests have come to expect the very best from our properties and we are delighted to join with Waldorf Astoria to implement their unique standards of luxury service. Along with the Conrad Punta de Mita (opening 2020) and the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort, this represents our third resort project in Mexico with Hilton, further solidifying our partnership with Hilton for many years to come.” Share Travelweek Group Tags: Los Cabos, Pedregal Waldorf Astoria Posted by