At odds with the West Indies Cricket Board, explosive batsman Chris Gayle was on Monday left out of the squads announced for the lone Twenty20 and the first two one-dayers against India starting June 4.”Chris Gayle will not be considered for selection to the West Indies team before an intended meeting with himself, the Selection Committee, the WICB Management and the West Indies Team Management,” the WICB said in a statement.”The Selection Committee views this meeting as necessary as a result of Gayle’s comments in a widely publicised radio interview in Jamaica,” it added.Gayle, who was recently ignored for the series against Pakistan, has had a massive war of words with the WICB after claiming that he was left to fend for himself during recent injury problems.An angry WICB retorted by saying that the batsman was well looked after and it was he who kept the Board uninformed while flying out to India to play in the IPL for eventual runners-up Royal Challengers Bangalore.The 31-year-old Gayle was the star of the recently-concluded Twenty20 league finishing as the top-scorer with 608 runs, including a couple of hundreds, but even this destructive form could not fetch him a place in the two national sides to be captained by Darren Sammy.Pacer Kemar Roach has been rested for the lone Twenty20 and the first two ODIs in Trinidad. Roach will, however, be available for selection for the third ODI of the five-match series.”It is expected that other players with heavy workloads will also be rested and rotated from time to time throughout the West Indies v India Series 2011 and moving forward,” the WICB said.advertisementThe explosive batting duo of Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard were declared “not eligible to represent the West Indies in Twenty20 format as they did not take part in the last edition of the Caribbean Twenty20″.But both of them have made the squad for the first two ODIs.”The WICB Selection Criteria outline that for a player to be eligible for selection to the West Indies team he must participate in the corresponding format of the game at the regional level,” the Board explained.Although he has been allowed to return to “low intensity cricket in Trinidad”, young batsman Adrian Barath has been left out of the two squads as he is still undergoing rehabilitation.”A decision on his return to international cricket will be taken following the assessment and it is hoped he will be available for the Digicel Test Series West Indies v India,” the WICB said.Pacer Jerome Taylor, who like Gayle accused WICB of leaving him in a lurch during injury problems, has also been left out of the squad.”Jerome Taylor is required to play a full season of regional cricket in order to prove his fitness to compete adequately at the international level before being considered for selection,” the WICB stated.The 12-man Twenty20 group has uncapped left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie as the lone new face. But apart from the 26-year-old Santokie, there is no other change in the side that beat Pakistan in St Lucia in April.Twenty20 squad: Darren Sammy (capt), Lendl Simmons, Andre Fletcher (wk), Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Danza Hyatt, Christopher Barnwell, Andre Russell, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Ravi Rampaul, Krishmar Santokie.Squad for first two ODIs: Darren Sammy (capt), Lendl Simmons, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Carlton Baugh (wk), Andre Russell, Anthony Martin, Devendra Bishoo, Ravi Rampaul.- With PTI inputs
New Delhi, Jun 10 (PTI) India, Japan and the US today kicked off their marine war games, Malabar Exercise, close to the South China Sea as they focus on deeper military ties and greater interoperability amid rising tensions in the region.The Indian Navy said that their ships Satpura, Sahyadri, Shakti and Kirch are participating in the 20th edition of the naval exercise in consonance with Indias Act East Policy and growing ties among the three countries.The exercise will support maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region and benefit the global maritime community, the navy said.The exercise assumes significance as it is being conducted close to South China Sea at a time when Chinese assertiveness in the region is a raging issue.India and the US have regularly conducted the annual exercise since 1992. Since 2007, Malabar has been held alternatively off India and in the Western Pacific. Last year, it was conducted off Chennai and included participation of Japan.While the harbour phase of the exercise started today at Sasebo, the sea phase in the Pacific Ocean will be held from June 14 to 17.”The primary aim of this exercise is to increase interoperability amongst the three navies and develop common understanding of procedures for Maritime Security Operations,” the statement said.Indian ships participating in the exercise are from the Eastern Fleet and include INS Sahyadri and INS Satpura, indigenously built guided missile stealth frigates, INS Shakti, a modern fleet tanker and support ship, and INS Kirch, an indigenous guided missile corvette.advertisementThe US Navy will be represented by aircraft carrier USS John C Stennis (CVN 74), Ticonderoga class Cruiser USS Mobile Bay and Arleigh Burke class destroyers USS Stockdale and USS Chung Hoon, all carrying helicopters.In addition, one nuclear-powered submarine, carrier wing aircraft and long-range maritime patrol aircraft will also participate in the exercise.Japan will be represented by Hyuga, a helicopter carrier with SH 60 K integral choppers and long-range maritime patrol aircraft, besides other advanced warships for specific parts of the exercise.Additionally, the Special Forces (SF) of the three navies will also interact during the exercise. PTI SAP SMN SC SMN
Barcelona have extended coach Ernesto Valverde’s contract by another year until the end of the 2019-20 season with an option for one more season, the La Liga club said on Friday.The 55-year-old guided Barcelona to the league and cup double last season and has, so far, won 65 of his 96 games in charge in all competitions.”FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde, the first team coach, have reached an agreement to extend the contract between the two parties for another season (2019/20) with the option for one more (2020/21),” the club said in a statement on their website.Valverde almost led the side to an unbeaten league campaign in his debut season, winning 28 games and losing only once.Barcelona are on course for another league title this season and sit atop the standings with 51 points from 23 games, six points ahead of rivals Real Madrid.Also Watch:
Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment All good epic adventures begin somewhere. A new adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s The Magician’s Nephew by Michael O’Brien makes its world premiere and opens the Shaw Festival’s 2018 season. Under the direction of Artistic Director Tim Carroll, the creative team and cast bring the story of Narnia’s origins and its mythical multiverse to the Festival Theatre stage.Inspire or rekindle that child-like wonder by taking part in Creating The Magician’s Nephew – A Pre-Show Workshop – an hour-long interactive experience for both grown-ups and children held prior to all matinee performances ($5 with a ticket to the day’s performance of The Magician’s Nephew). Contribute to the action of The Magician’s Nephew by building a keepsake prop, creating a soundscape, learning a song and discovering what the heck a Dream Detective really is.Tricked into using his Uncle Andrew’s (Steven Sutcliffe) enchanted rings, young Digory (Travis Seetoo) and his new friend Polly (Vanessa Sears) stumble into a magical portal that takes them to other worlds. Before returning home to Victorian London, they travel to the desolate world of Charn and unwittingly unleash Queen Jadis (Deborah Hay), a malevolent sorceress bent on domination. With the assistance of Aslan (Kyle Blair), Digory must undertake a valiant quest to the mysterious locked garden that holds the key to defeating evil and defending the new world of Narnia. Facebook Advertisement
Kolkata: People may get a temporary respite from the hot and humid conditions as the Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted moderate to heavy shower in South Bengal in the next 24 hours.According to the weather office, a moderate-intensity thunderstorm may hit various South Bengal districts including Kolkata along with the rain. The storm will not however last for a long time. A sudden thunder shower coupled with a breeze will bring down the temperature in the city and some other South Bengal districts giving a relief to the people who are under the effect of scorching Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Pujasummer heat for the past few days. In the evening of April 21, the city witnessed a light rain coupled with gusty spell of wind. It had provided some relief to the city dwellers but from the next day people again felt the same discomfort. With the mercury hovering around 34-36 degree Celsius in the past couple of days, people are experiencing a sultry weather. A senior official of the Alipore Met office said that various South Bengal districts will receive a moderate to heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours. The intensity of the rain may be slightly higher in the districts of Bankura, Purulia, West Midnapore and Jhargarm. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”A storm with a speed of around 50 km per hour may be sweep through South Bengal along with rains. The temperature may slightly go down giving a temporary relief to the people in the city. The hot and humid condition may continue to affect the people once the rainy spell is over,” an official of the Alipore Met office said. The official also said that a cyclonic circulation formed over Chattisgarh and some cloud cells started moving towards Bengal from Jharkhand side contributing to the thunderstorms and rain across the region in 24 hours. According to the weather office prediction, the maximum temperature may soar again since warm southwesterly wind is blowing into the region. In the wake of fluctuating temperature the city doctors have urged the people to avoid spicy and restaurant foods. People are also advised to avoid direct sun light while on the road. To get some relief from the humid condition the doctors are suggesting people to wear cotton clothes.
The policeman attached to the Police Narcotics division of the Bandarawela Police was admitted to hospital following the assault.The Police today arrested the driver of the MP and produced him before a Magistrate who ordered that he be remanded till February 18. (Colombo Gazette) The driver of United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Chaminda Wijesiri was arrested and remanded over an assault on a policeman.The MP had earlier been accused of being involved in the assault.
Encouraging news on US job market and higher corporate profits lift stock prices by The Associated Press Posted May 2, 2013 4:15 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Encouraging news about the job market and higher profits from CBS, Facebook and other companies sent stock prices higher on Wall Street.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 130 points, or 0.9 per cent, to close at 14,831 Thursday, wiping out nearly all of its 138-point fall the day before.The Standard & Poor’s 500 climbed 15 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 1,597.The Nasdaq rose 41 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 3,340 points.CBS and Facebook rose after reporting income that was better than Wall Street analysts had been expecting.The Labor Department reported that applications for unemployment benefits fell to a five-year low last week.Three stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was slightly below average at 3.4 billion shares.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources Ali Al-Naimi speaks at the annual IHS CERAWeek global energy conference Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) Saudi oil minister says market should handle low prices by David Koenig, The Associated Press Posted Feb 23, 2016 9:35 am MDT Last Updated Feb 23, 2016 at 2:01 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email HOUSTON – Saudi Arabia’s oil minister said Tuesday that production cuts to boost oil prices won’t work, and that instead the market should be allowed to work even if that forces some operators out of business.Ali Al-Naimi said production cuts by big, low-cost producers like Saudi Arabia would amount to subsidizing higher-cost ones — an apparent reference to U.S. shale oil drillers.Booming U.S. production effectively ended oil trades at more than $100 per barrel that were taking place less than two years ago. A barrel of U.S. crude is now hovering around $30, a price at which many shale operators are assumed to be losing money.“The producers of these high-cost barrels must find a way to lower their costs, borrow cash or liquidate,” Naimi said. “It sounds harsh, and unfortunately it is, but it is the more efficient way to rebalance markets.”Naimi disputed a common view in the industry: that Saudi Arabia has kept pumping oil to protect its market share and undercut shale producers. “We have not declared war on shale or on production from any given country or company,” he said.Naimi spoke at a gathering of global energy leaders in Houston.The price of benchmark U.S. crude fell Tuesday by nearly 5 per cent to $31.81 a barrel. Brent crude, used to price oil internationally, dropped $1.36 to $33.31 a barrel in London.Just a day earlier, oil prices surged after the International Energy Agency predicted that oil supply and demand would balance next year because of a steep drop in new drilling, namely in the U.S. The group’s executive director, Fatih Birol, predicted that crude would more than double to $80 a barrel by 2020.Shale and other new sources attracted by years of high oil prices pushed the supply of oil much higher than global demand, leading to the sharp drop in crude prices since mid-2014.OPEC decided in late 2014 that it would not cut production to prop up prices, and Naimi echoed OPEC’s thinking. “Cutting low-cost production to subsidize higher-cost supplies only delays an inevitable reckoning,” he said.Analysts expect more U.S. shale operators will fail unless prices rise. Mark Papa, now an investment firm executive and the former CEO of EOG Resources, an early shale-gas producer, said the shale boom created many new companies. In the next year or so there will be “bodies all over the place — a lot of bankruptcies,” and drillers who survive will emerge weaker, he said.Others say that it might not take much of a rally in oil prices for shale drillers to thrive.Vance Scott, an Ernst & Young consultant to oil and gas companies, said shale operators are continuing to cut costs and can squeeze subcontractors more and improve efficiency with technological advances in drilling.“They could make a go at $40 and maybe even lower” depending on the field, Scott said. “They will innovate.”While Naimi rejected production cuts as politically unworkable, he endorsed a freeze on production at current levels if major oil-producing countries go along. The freeze idea, floated last week by Saudi Arabia, Russia, Venezuela and Qatar, would be a more gradual path to higher oil prices, but it faces uncertain prospects. Iran, just coming off international sanctions, wants to boost its production.“If a freeze even gets done it really does not accelerate the rebalancing of the global market, especially with Iran not participating,” said Dominick Chirichella, an analyst with the Energy Management Institute. Matching supply to demand would still linger “well into 2017,” he said.The 81-year-old Naimi, who joined Aramco, the old Arabian American Oil Co., as an office boy in 1947, said he had seen oil prices swing from $2 to $147 a barrel. The current price slump, which has led to layoffs across the U.S. oil industry, is just another of oil’s inevitable boom-and-bust cycles, he said.“It is going to end,” Naimi said. “When, I don’t know, but it will end.”?z?????????????????????????????????y
These incidents are rare and the vast majority are returned to custody very quicklyMinistry of Justice Ireson was jailed for 10 years in May 2011 for offences of kidnap and wounding.Police say that if sighted he should not be approached.”I can confirm that Ireson was released from court by error,” a Gloucestershire Constabulary spokesman said.It is understood that police are not at fault and that there is a dispute between the Probation Service and the prison service over who the error lies with.It is believed that he walked free from Birmingham Crown Court after arriving there in a secure van from prison.After being found not guilty of an offence he was released in error despite the fact he still had the rest of his sentence to serve.In December last year, police issued an appeal for information on him because he had been “recalled to prison” for “breaching his license conditions”. A convicted kidnapper serving a 10-year jail term has been freed from prison by mistake, it was revealed on Tuesday.Police are appealing for anyone who knows the whereabouts of Brett Ireson, 33, from Dursley, Glos, to contact them.His release is understood to be the result of a blunder by either the probation service or the prison service.A Ministry of Justice spokesman said he could not could not give the exact reason for the mistake but such an incident was “rare”. Another appeal was issued in January this year and Crimestoppers offered a reward of up to £1,000 for information which led to locating him.Members of the public are advised not to approach him and to call police on 101 if they have information on his whereabouts.The appeal was re-issued in February, then on Thursday, November 24, police issued another appeal.He was convicted along with two other men in February 2010 and police say he has “links to Gloucester and Dursley but despite extensive inquiries he still remains at large”.Wanted posters were handed out in Matson, Gloucester, where it was believed he may be, but he has not been found.A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said: “These incidents are rare and the vast majority are returned to custody very quickly.”We thoroughly investigate each one to see what lessons can be learned, as well as working closely with the police to recapture offenders at large.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Fronditha Care, a not-for profit aged care provider, will be able to create a flexible and multi-use community centre in Melbourne’s south east with the help of a $20,000 grant from the federal government.The funds will be used to purchase tables, chairs and TV screens, and will be fitted in a way that they can be adaptable to the needs of different community groups.Hotham MP Clare O’Neil visited Fronditha Care’s Support Hub in Mulgrave on Thursday and explored the area where the new centre will be built. It will house two large function rooms but will also be a multipurpose space transformable into offices or training rooms.Fronditha Care President Faye Spiteri stated the centre is needed for the Greek community in the southeastern suburbs of Melbourne.“I am sure that come the end of this year, community organisations will be able to harness the opportunity to utilise the contemporary centre for their functions, activities and meetings,” she said.CEO George Lekakis AO says the area will be extremely versatile to ensure the changing needs of the community are addressed.“Groups will be able to host large ticketed events, or just have their monthly members’ nights,” Mr Lekakis said. “It’s important to cater to all age groups, budgets, and cultures at this centre.”When presenting the grant to the organisation, Ms O’Neil stated, “Fronditha Care does amazing work in the provision of residential aged care to people in my electorate of Hotham. The residents at Fronditha Care have access to great facilities, and receive the support and care they need whilst feeling more connected with their traditional Greek culture and identity.“I hope this community grant will help make this centre a community hub that people of all ages can come and enjoy.”The community centre is scheduled to be completed by mid-2019.The grant is a part of the Stronger Communities Program which provides each of the 150 federal electorates with up to $150,000 to fund small capital projects. Each grant hopes to improve local community participation and engagement.In September 2018, the Victorian State Government gave a $250,000 grant to Fronditha Care towards the construction of the community centre. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Google+ John Cena Addresses WWE Future After Super Show-Down Victory New names set for Men’s Royal Rumble MatchAs of the end of RAW on Monday Night, the following names are currently set for the Men’s Royal Rumble Match at the Royal Rumble PPV on January 28 in Philadelphia.* Randy Orton* Shinsuke Nakamura* Elias* John Cena* Finn BalorMore names will be announced in the coming weeks. 1/1 Main Event spoilers from MiamiThe following was taped on Monday from Miami for this week’s episode of Main Event.* Dana Brooke def. Mickie James* Akira Tozawa def. Tony NeseSource: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipVin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ sceneVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:05/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 55.82%0:01Remaining Time -1:04 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Videos Articles Vin Diesel Dave Bautista will be a character in new video game, Finn Balor reveals new look John Cena Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitter Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Now Playing Up Next WWE Superstar Finn Balor appears to get married, Posts photo to Instagram WWE Superstar Finn Balor confirms marriage to FOX Sports Reporter Veronica Rodriguez Why Total Divas Didnt Change Their Name After WWE Rebranded Videos Articles Charlize Theron John Cena To Take Part In New Facebook Series Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Rap Pinterest WhatsApp
A commercial truck driver suffered minor injuries after he was stabbed by an unidentified man early this morning while stopped at a viewpoint parking area on Interstate 84 in the Columbia River Gorge.The driver, Edwin J. Jones, 39, of Plymouth, Neb., was approached by two men in a parking area east of Corbett, Ore., just after midnight, according to Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg HastingsOne of the two suspects pulled out a knife and assaulted the truck driver, causing minor wounds to his hand, lower arm and stomach, Hastings said.That suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20s, five-5 feet 10 inches tall, with a skinny build and light facial chin hair, and wearing a black beanie, grayish-black hooded sweatshirt and dark cargo pants.The other suspect is described as a Hispanic or Indian male, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a heavy build. Jones sustained minor injuries and was taken to Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, where he received several stitches for his wounds before being released, Hastings said.
Something for the weekend: E-commerce organisation Amazon has tried to combat boredom by taking a leaf out of Mary Poppins’ book and turning work into a game, or more specifically, a video game.According to US newspaper The Washington Post, Amazon has implemented screens next to employees’ desks at five warehouses across the UK and US. Using these, employees can opt to play simple games, such as PicksInSpace, Mission Racer and CastleCrafter during working hours.The games utilise employees’ physical actions, for example when staff assemble orders or move items. These everyday tasks translate into virtual in-game actions; for example, the quicker an employee picks up items and places them in a box, the faster a video game car could move around a virtual track.Amazon has implemented the voluntary games to help make work more enjoyable and to encourage higher productivity, especially as staff can compete against each other for the highest scores. In one Amazon facility, managers have even taken to rewarding employees for earning high scores with ‘swag bucks’; this is an organisational currency that can be exchange for Amazon-branded merchandise, such as t-shirts and water bottles.Here at Employee Benefits, we think this it is a brilliant idea to use workplace-related actions to achieve video game high scores, especially if rewards can also be earned. We think a challenge around typing speed or tea making would see us collect the most points…
Travelweek Group Share << Previous PostNext Post >> OTTAWA — Global Affairs Canada is reminding Canadians to take severe weather conditions into consideration when planning a trip. Hurricane season begins mid-May and lasts until the end of December and includes not just hurricanes but also typhoons, cyclones and monsoons.The Travel Advice and Advisories page on Global Affairs Canada informs travellers if their destination is prone to hurricanes. Global Affairs Canada also has a free Travel Smart app, plus its Twitter and Facebook pages all provide updated travel advice on the go.Here are some tips from Global Affairs Canada that agents can pass on to clients…Purchase travel insurance and make sure it covers both trip cancellation or interruption in the event of a hurricaneCarry emergency contact information for airline or tour operators as well as the Canadian government office nearest to destination of travelLeave copies of your travel documents and detailed information on itinerary, tour operation, flights, hotels, cruise ships, telephone numbers and email addresses with family or friends at homeBe prepared to change travel plans on short notice (and at the traveller’s own cost)Stay informed and continually check up on the latest regional weather forecasts, and follow the advice and instructions of local authoritiesMore news: Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaGlobal Affairs Canada also reminders Canadians travelling abroad that they should consider signing up for Registration of Canadians Abroad, a free service that allows the Government of Canada to reach travellers in case of an emergency or during a national disaster abroad.For more information see international.gc.ca/. Monday, May 27, 2019 How to stay safe when travelling during hurricane season Posted by Tags: Global Affairs Canada, Hurricane, Safety
2. Barter Books – Alnwick, United KingdomLocated in a Victorian train station in a small village in England, this second-hand bookshop (where you can trade books as well as buy them), is one of the largest of its kind and was opened in 1991. The shop’s claim to fame is that it rediscovered the Second World War ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ posters in an old box of books and now you see that iconic slogan everywhere! More: 10 best places to shop in New York 22. Polare Maastricht, Maastricht, NetherlandsAlthough currently closed, Polare Maastricht (formerly Selexyz Dominicanen) has been named in more than one occasion as the most beautiful bookshop in the world. Where else could you immerse yourself in books inside a cathedral with over 700 years of history? Renovated and perfectly preserved, this temple to literature was truly incredible. Hopefully it will reopen soon! ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 19. Books Actually, SingaporeThis independent bookshop is worth a visit or two even if you don’t buy anything. Opened in 2005, they have become one of the most beautiful places of the city, full of nooks and crannies that excite the imagination. Photo by Longhorndave on Flickr8. The Last Bookstore – Los Angeles, United StatesThis piece of paradise is southern California’s largest independent bookshop, situated in a former bank that’s architecture has been preserved. Its marble columns and giant doors sit amongst hundreds of thousands of books. Besides attending its organised events, concerts and markets, we recommend you lose yourself in the labyrinth of dollar books. 9. Shakespeare and Co – Paris, FranceThese days, this place is as much of a tourist attraction as it is a bookshop. Next to Notre Dame Cathedral, this cramped and chaotic place (especially when it is full of tourists) is incredibly seductive. Upstairs, they house travellers who work in the book shop for a few hours each day and below is a wishing well that many throw their coins into. 11. Librería Bardón – Madrid, Spain Founded in 1947, this shop is an iconic space in the heart of the city where you can find real literary gems. Step across the threshold and smell the aroma of old books that are just waiting to be discovered. Jet2British AirwaysThomson Airways Photo by Javier Caro on Flickr 7. Ateneo Grand Splendid – Buenos Aires, ArgentinaThis is possibly the only bookshop in the world that is inside a theatre. There are rows of bookshelves between the painted dome and the original balconies – they’ve even kept the original velvet curtain. The stage has also been converted into a restaurant that has a pianist who adds a touch of music to the theatrical atmosphere. There is nowhere quite like this place. 10. Librería El Péndulo – Mexico City, MexicoThis café/bookshop managed to combine books and coffee with style – without compromising on quality. As well as browsing the shelves you can have breakfast, lunch or dinner while enjoying live music, poetry and stand-up comedy – you could easily stay here for hours. 6. Livraria Lello e Irmao – Porto, PortugalThe building itself is a work of art and is packed full of history. It was founded in 1869 and has been named one of the most beautiful book shops in the world, but is perhaps more famous for being the location of several scenes in the Harry Potter films. What is most impressive about this building is the beautiful wooden staircase and the stained-glass windows in the ceiling that reflect around the room. 12. The Bookworm – Beijing, ChinaThis is the main English bookshop in the city and it has become a centre for cultural activity. With over 16,000 titles, rooting between the shelves is a pleasure. And when you are tired you can take a break in its wonderful restaurant. 16. Bart’s Books – Ojai, California, United StatesFounded in 1964 by Richard Bartinsdale, Bart’s is one of the largest outdoor bookshops in the world and is open almost every day. Some shelves face the streets, others to a courtyard where the sun shines and customers can pay by putting money into a coin box after hours. 21. The Strand Books, New York, United StatesMaybe it’s not the most stylish bookstore in the world, but the Strand Bookstore in New York is certainly iconic. At number 828 Broadway Street in the East Village, their slogan is ’18 miles of books’ and when you arrive you will see why. It’s huge and there is a vast selection of titles (over two million). If that’s not enough, it is where Patti Smith used to work. 15. Librería AltaÏr – Barcelona, Spain The largest travel specialist in Europe and possibly one of the most beautiful bookshops too. They are located next to the university and for decades have been inspiring travellers to start their next adventure. Take a guidebook, sit on a couch underneath the ornate iron columns and let your imagination take flight. Photo by Bert Kaufmann on FlickrMore: Travels through words: 10 books that inspire journeysThe 20 most hipster neighbourhoods in the worldTranslated from the original article by Patricia Cuni 5. Atlantis Books – Santorini, GreeceSilhouetted against the blue skies of the Greek islands, Atlantis Books has just celebrated its 10th year as a project that was started by the group of friends from Cyprus, England and the United States. If you go to Santorini, cool off in this idyllic location, pick up a book and be inspired for your next adventure. 18. Words on the Water, London, United KingdomWhat could be cooler than a floating bookstore? This alternative library travels between Camden Lock and London Paddington. It is an amazing place and is usually organized around cultural events, recitals and concerts. If the weather is nice, sit on the grass along the canal and leaf through one of the books. This must certainly be one of the most relaxing places in London. Photo by Aubrey Dunnuck on Flickr 4. Cook and Book – Brussels, BelgiumCook and Book is an interesting (and beautiful) combination of bookshop and restaurant. Situated in the heart of Brussels, this place is the size of a supermarket and is split into eight rooms as well as a music section, each with a different design and dining-area attached. From a vintage Fiat 500 in the cookery section, to a caravan in the travel section, to the 800 books hanging from the ceiling in the fiction section, you’ll like it so much that you won’t want to leave! 17. Livraria Da Vila, Sao Paulo, BrazilModern and sleek, this bookshop is located in a two story building that was designed by architect Isay Weinfeld. Every corner of this magical place invites you to read and explore. Although it isn’t exactly big, it is bright and airy. Dreaming of your next adventure? Fly away with some of our most popular airlines: Photo by Dave Morris on Flickr http://www.youtube.com/embed/FrHkKXFRbCI3. Librería Acqua Alta – Venice, ItalyA shop like this could only exist in Venice. Among the hundreds of thousands of books there are many hidden gems, but to find them you’ll have to look inside boats, bathtubs and even a gondola (when in Venice…yes?). Its owner, Luis Frizzio, is a 70 year old Venetian who loves to meet his customers. The shop overlooks one of Venice’s famous canals and is home to several cats – could this place be any more amazing!? Related10 Hollywood hotspots for film fans10 Hollywood hotspots for film fans8 snug winter warmers: get cosy not cold8 snug winter warmers: get cosy not coldWhere to go on holiday in AprilFetch your raincoat and prepare for a shower of awesome April holiday destinations. We’ve rounded up the best places to go in April from near and far, so here are the beaches, cities and events that will make this a month to remember. 13. Librairie des Colonnes – Tangier, MoroccoThis place may be small but it’s packed full of French charm. Behind the glass window and red columns hides a unique place full of English, French and Castilian books from authors such as Beckett, Marguerite and Yourcenar. The owners Pierre Bergé and Simon-Pierre Hamelin organise all kinds of events such as book signings, film screenings and musical evenings. After a day in amongst the chaos of Tangiers, come here and enjoy this calm oasis. 14. Scarthin Books – Peak District, United KingdomAt the edge of a lake in the village of Cromford, (Derbyshire) you’ll find Scarthin Books, that claims to be the most charming bookseller in the UK – and they are absolutely right. Full of shelves overflowing with new and second hand books, it is a little paradise lost in the English countryside. Enter through the doors and discover another world. Bookshops are among some of the most inspiring places in the world. In amongst shelves of books, under dimmed lights, you can relax and let your imagination take flight. Here are some of the most interesting ones from around the world.1. Livraria Ler Devagar – Lisbon, PortugalThis is an incredible modern bookshop located in a former industrial textile warehouse. The building also houses advertising agencies, designer shops and art galleries. You can enjoy a coffee and admire the quirky surroundings, such as the sculpture of a woman on a flying bicycle. 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