Stars have been ringing in the new year by celebrating in style, and sharing their best wishes for 2017. Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney shared a sweet photo on Instagram of him walking on the pitch with his three sons Kai, Klay and Kit, wearing mini replica kits. The injured skipper posted alongside the photo: Sorry, this content isn't available on your device. His wife Coleen wished her followers a “fantastic and healthy 2017”, sharing a montage of family photos on her Instagram, showing herself, hubby Wayne and their boys. This year was extra special for the glam WAG because she gave birth to their third son Kit in January. Kate Ford, who plays Corrie’s Tracy Barlow, enjoyed a quiet night in with her son Otis. She tweeted: The Real Housewives of Cheshire star Leanne Brown shared a photo of herself in a salon having some New Year’s Eve pampering with her daughters. She said: Loose Women panellist and actress Lisa Riley, who has lost an … [Read more...] about Region’s stars celebrate New Year
As one of the few days of the year when people in Poland will be setting off loud fireworks, New Year’s Eve can be a very stressful time for your pet. Many animals are extra sensitive to noise, light, and vibration, and the anxiety of the celebration can cause anxiety or sometimes even serious health problems. Here are a few tips to make sure your pet feels safe during the holiday: Be there. The most important thing for your pet’s peace of mind is feeling comforted and reassured by your presence. Cuddle your cat or dog and have its favorite treat on hand. Create a safe space. Try to find a room with closed windows and curtains with a comfortable place to relax, or maybe even a special crate and/or blanket if your pet feels secure there. It can also be good to free up some dark hiding spaces that it can retreat to. Obviously, bringing your pet to a celebration is probably not a good idea. Provide comforting sounds. Light music or other background noise might be reassuring, … [Read more...] about How to protect your pet from New Year’s Eve fireworks noise
‘We drove more than 2000 km from Beijing to Shenzhen and handed out over 10,000 questionnaires along the way,’ said Wei Wei, director of the Chinese labour NGO Little Bird, after a month-long roadtrip interviewing construction workers. That was three years ago. They had thousands of answers, confirming that, in construction, wages were withheld for months. Most workers didn’t receive monthly, or even half-yearly, payments and simply hoped to get paid by the end of the year, even though, by law, wages should be paid monthly. Since Little Bird was founded, nearly 20 years ago, its telephone hotline has helped more than 50,000 migrant workers, half of them employed in construction. But according to Wei Wei, the situation hasn’t improved much. Hundreds of thousands of workers aren’t paid in keeping with their proper wages, if they are paid at all. Half of all construction workers have been deprived of proper payment at least once in their lives, according to … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year, but where’s the money?
Liverpool’s Chinatown, the oldest Chinese community in Europe, has always been a colourful and vibrant part of our city but never more than at Chinese New Year. Dating back to the mid-19th century when the first Chinese seamen arrived here and made Liverpool their home and the base for their family businesses, Chinatown still thrives around Nelson Street, Duke Street and Berry Street. With its beautifully crafted traditional Chinese arch, standing an imposing 15ft high, the area is not only home to the Chinese community but attracts many thousands of tourists each year. IN PICTURES: Liverpool celebrating Chinese New Year through the years View gallery Traditionally most visitors arrive, from in and outside the city, for the Chinese New Year celebrations when the streets are bustling with market stalls. Crowds follow the spectacular lion, dragon and unicorn street parades then gather for an ear-splitting firecracker display. Read More Chinese New Year 2018 This … [Read more...] about How Liverpool has celebrated Chinese New Year through the decades
0 Post a comment Friday, 5 January 2018 - Athletics MISSING some key players, Farnham Runners had to settle for lower scores than in the first three rounds of the Southern Cross-Country League. The fourth race was hosted by Hart Road Runners at Lord Wandsworth College and entrants were prepared for mud and deep puddles after the snow and rain of the previous week. The Farnham ladies came ninth and the men tenth out of the 24 clubs, giving them joint tenth place overall. They still lie fifth on aggregate after the fourth of six matches.The two-lap course of five miles had only one dry section and that was up a steep hill. For the finale, there was a gruelling ascent up two fields of clay that stuck to shoes, making them heavier and heavier, so a huge effort was required to reach the finish line.But runners of all standards turned out in their hundreds for the New Year’s Eve mud-fest, followed by a convivial lunch.A trio of newcomers headed the Farnham men’s contingent. … [Read more...] about Farnham Runners up for New Year’s Eve mud-fest