FIFA’s Club World Cup: 174 players went through anti-doping checks

first_imgAgadir – 174 players from the participating teams in the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013 underwent unannounced blood and urine tests between 1 November and 10 December with the aim of fighting doping in football.“A biological profile of each player will be established from the hematological parameters of his blood, as well as the steroid profile of his urine,” FIFA said.FIFA is aiming to continue with the new anti-doping strategy in the future, especially in the upcoming World Cup that is set to take place in Brazil next summer. “This method is set to become the standard course of action in the future in the detection of performance-enhancing substances.”FIFA added that two players per team will be similarly tested at random after each game.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Justice Padman Surasena new President of the Court of Appeal

Justice Preethi Padman Surasena was sworn in today as the President of the Court of Appeal.He replaces Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya who has been elevated to the Supreme Court. He was appointed as a judge of the High Court in 2007 and in 2016 he was appointed a Court of Appeal judge. He also served as the Chairman of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud and Corruption. (Colombo Gazette) Justice Preethi Padman Surasena, who obtained his degree in Physics from the Science Faculty of the University of Colombo, entered the Law College in 1985. In 1989 he took oaths as an attorney, and later joined the Attorney General’s Department as a Senior State Counsel. read more

Annan welcomes peace deal between Sudanese Government and eastern rebels

In a statement issued by his spokesman, Mr. Annan noted that the Government and the Eastern Front signed the deal on Saturday in Asmara, the Eritrean capital, following mediation by that country.“The Secretary-General expresses the hope that the agreement will consolidate the settlement of the conflict in eastern Sudan, and contribute to peace and stability throughout the country,” the statement said, adding that the UN is ready to help implement the pact.Government forces and the coalition of groups known as the Eastern Front had clashed in Sudan’s east, close to the border with Eritrea, for several years.The weekend deal follows the comprehensive peace agreement reached at the end of 2004 with rebels in Sudan’s south, ending a 20-year civil war in that part of the country and paving the way for power-sharing measures.But fighting still rages in the impoverished western region of Darfur, where an estimated 200,000 people have been killed and another 2 million forced to flee their homes since 2003, when conflict broke out between the Government, allied Janjaweed militias and local rebel groups.In May the Government reached the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) with some of the rebel groups, but fighting has only intensified since then, especially with those groups which did not sign the DPA.Jan Pronk, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan, is on a three-day visit to North Darfur to inform locals about the UN support package for an enhanced African Union (AU) Mission in Sudan.Mr. Pronk met the governor of North Darfur state as well as senior officials of the local government, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said, adding he also spoke with Andrew Natsios, Special Envoy of United States President George W. Bush. read more

PSG Handball are first finalists of EHF CL Final4 2017

Paris Saint Germain are the first finalists of the VELUX EHF Champions League Final4 in Cologne! The team led by Zvonimir Noka Serdarusic made a step forward in comparation with the previous season, when they lost against Vive Tauron Kielce at semi-final.The French champions beat Telekom Veszprem 27:26 (11:11) in front of 20.000 fans at Lanxess Arena with seven goals by Uwe Gensheimer and Mikkel Hansen. On the other side, Laszlo Nagy netted six goals. The Hungarian champions wasted their fourth chance to win the most desired title in club’s history at the end of Spanish coaching era… ← Previous Story VIDEO: It’s all about handball in Cologne Next Story → Mikkel Hansen after first in in Cologne: It was tight… read more

Tuesday at Cheltenham 5 things to say when the office chat turns

first_imgHe has been back to his best this season, impressing in both the Festival Hurdle at Leopardstown and the Irish Champion Hurdle, but defending champion Rock On Ruby and last year’s Supreme Novice Cinders and Ashes will find plenty of support as well.4. “Trust the Irish in the Cross Country”The Glenfarclas Cross Country (4pm) is often dubbed “the Enda Bolger benefit” — the trainer won four of the first five runnings of this race when it was introduced in 2005. Even when Bolger didn’t come out on top, there were other Irish trainers there to pick up the slack: Michael Hourigan and Henry de Bromhead won in 2010 and 2011 respectively.Although last year’s race went to Philip Hobbs and Balthazar King, it’s worth trusting the Irish to get it right. Bolger saddles the favourite Arabella Boy, Jessica Harrington looks set to run Boston’s Angel while Sizing Australia is likely to represent de Bromhead again.5. “Can Quevega make it five?”(Julien Behal/PA Wire/Press Association Images)Big Buck’s aside, no horse has been as dominant at Cheltenham in recent years as Willie Mullins’ wondermare Quevega, winner of the last four runnings of the OLBG David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle.If Quevega shows up in the same form as last year — and the year before that, and the year before that, and the year before that — there’s nobody in the field that can come close. The worry is that she only runs once or twice a year to win these big races, and so it’s hard to get any first-hand evidence of her race form.You’ll just have to trust that Mullins and Ruby Walsh know what they’re doing. And if you don’t, maybe Une Artiste would be a better bet. 1. “Will the curse of the Supreme Novices’ come true again?”Favourites have a stinking record in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the first race of the Cheltenham Festival (1.30pm). Irish punters will be particularly aware of this having had their fingers burnt with Cousin Vinny in 2009 and Dunguib in 2010, while home hope Cue Card was turned over when a short price in 2011.That doesn’t mean that punters should stay away from this year’s favourite, Nicky Henderson’s talented My Tent or Yours, but there are no guarantees in this race. If the curse does strike again, it could be good news for the Irish who are bound to lump on Jezki from the Jessica Harrington yard as they look to get the week off to a flyer.2. “Is there anything that can beat Simonsig?”Nicky Henderson’s seven-year-old is set to be the first hot favourite this year, and to be honest, it doesn’t look like there is much in the Arkle Chase (2.05pm) to beat him. Remember, this horse was hugely impressive when he won at Cheltenham last year and he’s only gotten better since.Of the rest, Overturn is a horse that deserves respect having finished a game second in the Champion Hurdle last season while Willie Mullins’ Arvika Ligeonniere is the best of the Irish.(Nigel French/EMPICS Sport)3. “Which Hurricane Fly is going to show up?”All the talk about the day’s main event, the Champion Hurdle (3.20pm), is likely to centre on Willie Mullins’ Hurricane Fly.This horse stamped his superstar credentials when he came here in 2011, proved that he could stay up the famous Cheltenham hill, and held off Peddlers Cross to win this race. But when everybody expected him to come back and defend his title last year he was a shadow of his former self and faded into third, paying the price for a massively disrupted preparation.last_img read more

DPM Tells Champion Athletes to Stay Focused

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 21, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, encouraged athletes to continue to remain focused during the GBSSAA/GBPSAA Awards Presentation 2017 on Friday, June 16.The ceremony was held at the Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy.“It’s always good to see young people doing good, positive things and what we see here today is certainly a manifestation of what our country has to offer and what our future looks like.”  Minister Turnquest congratulated the students on their participation in athletics, academics and performing arts, which together, he said, makes a well rounded community.Adding that while the athletes could not perform to at the best of their ability without coaches and leaders who mentor, train and discipline young people, the Deputy Prime Minister also gave them high praise. He said, “without good coaches, certainly our athletes will perform, because some of them are very gifted, but they will not be able to reach their full potential.”He continued, “We need to encourage our children to focus on their goals, and that’s what it is about today. It’s about celebrating that achievement, that dedication, that sacrifice that these athletes have made.”Reminding them that they did not get there by “happenstance”, Minister Turnquest said he knows they recognize the importance of a lot of work, practise and repetition, “doing the same drill over and over again until it becomes muscle memory and you can do it in your sleep.”“That’s what it’s about and that’s how you make successful citizens”, he continued. “Discipline, courage, conviction. Focus on your dreams.”He then mentioned two major events, The BAAAs Senior National Championships on the GB Sports Complex on June 23 and 24, and the Commonwealth Youth Games being held in Nassau from July 18-23.The Commonwealth Youth Games will include athletes from around the Commonwealth in various disciplines and this is the first time being held in The Bahamas. It is expected that hundreds of athletes, coaches and fans will attend.“We know that our Bahamian athletes will represent and represent well.”He closed by saying that all that is asked that they do their best and remain focused.Following his address, Minister Turnquest presented awards to Track and Field Primary School Champions: Tabernacle Baptist Academy, Little School; Freeport Gospel Chapel, Small School; and Freeport Primary School, Big School. In the Track and Field Division, awards went to Tabernacle Baptist in both the Junior and Senior School Divisions.In Basketball, the Senior Girls Tip Off Classic Champions were Tabernacle Baptist with the MVP being Deandra Nixon. The team was coached by Ms. Shandera Gardiner.Coached by Darren Rolle, the Under 17 GBSSAA Champions were Tabernacle Baptist with the MVP being Joshua Dames.Senior Boys Tip Off Classic Champions also went to Tabernacle Baptist, with coach Kevin Clarke at the helm. He was assisted by Quincy Gray and RJ Woodside. The MVP was Shyrone Kemp.Press Release: BIS Related Items:last_img read more

Barracks hospital on endangered properties list

first_imgVancouver’s century-old Post Hospital is one of eight sites on the 2012 list of the state’s most endangered historic properties.The brick building, which overlooks Interstate 5 in downtown Vancouver, is owned by the city.Visit our Vancouver Barracks Web page, which includes interactive map.It was nominated for the “most endangered” list by the Fort Vancouver National Trust, which holds the master lease to the West Barracks campus and manages several buildings.A spot on the list, released Tuesday by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, is a way to bring attention to the Post Hospital, said Elson Strahan, president and CEO of the National Trust.“It’s the most iconic structure in the West Barracks,” Strahan said. “So, we wanted to make sure people understood its importance.”That awareness will help the Historic Trust “make our case for historic-preservation funding,” Strahan said. It also hopefully will get community members interested in restoring the structure, possibly as a community center for the arts.The nonprofit Historic Trust has undertaken a $110,000 capital campaign to fund an architecture and engineering study; about $65,000 has been secured.The nomination includes a description of threats to each site. According to the Historic Trust, the biggest threat to the hospital is its proximity to I-5, with construction of the Columbia River Crossing slated to begin in 2014. It will include a wall that will be built within four to six feet of the hospital.Strahan added that the CRC and Director Nancy Boyd “are doing a great job working with us.”Other threats include damage to the brick and masonry, caused by settling, moisture and acid rain resulting from traffic pollution mixing with rain.While most of the 2012 endangered properties are in cities ranging from Spokane to Blaine, one statewide resource made the list. More than 600 historic buildings and sites that are part of the Washington State Parks system are in jeopardy, the report indicated.last_img read more

Suncity listco expecting narrowed losses in 1H19

first_imgSuncity’s listed entity incorporates the group’s real estate, travel and casino management arms, however it doesn’t include junket operations. Load More Suncity Group looking to develop new resort hotel in Okinawa, Japan after US$10 million land purchase Jeju gaming decline sees Landing International fall into loss in 1H19 Suncity Group has issued a profit warning for the six months to 30 June 2019, stating that it expects to record a loss attributable to owners of the company. However, it also expects that loss to have narrowed by between 15% and 25% compared with the RMB1.65 billion loss it suffered over the same period in 2018.In a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Suncity said the result is due to a decrease in loss of around RMB499 million in respect of the change in fair value of derivative financial instruments, offset in part by; a decrease in gross profit of around RMB125 million primarily resulting from the substantial decrease in revenue from sale of properties of the Group; and an increase in loss of around RMB57 million in respect of the change in fair value of investment properties of the Group. JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner RelatedPostslast_img read more

52 believe the lifetime Isa will discourage younger staff from pension saving

first_imgMore than half (52%) of employer respondents believe the lifetime individual savings account (Lisa) is likely to discourage younger employees from saving into a workplace pension, according to research by the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA).Its 2016 smaller firms pension survey, which surveyed 455 organisations with less than 250 employees, also found that 72% of respondents are confused by the planned launch of the Lisa in April 2017 given the government’s promotion of workplace pensions through auto-enrolment.The research also found:23% of respondents feel that younger people should be encouraged to save into a Lisa rather than a workplace pension.31% of respondents believe the Lisa will have no impact on workplace pension saving.50% of respondents think the Lisa should be supported and will be popular with younger employees.33% of respondents believe the current structure of pension tax relief should remain unchanged.60% of respondents feel the current pension tax system should be retained with more help targeted on lower income groups.44% of respondents believe that pension tax relief should be further restricted for individuals on a higher income.25% of respondents think pension tax relief on contributions should be abolished and pensions should be paid tax-free.13% of respondents would support the removal of national insurance contribution relief on employer pension contributions.Bob Scott (pictured), chairman at the ACA, said: “Initiatives to encourage saving generally are to be welcomed, but incentives need to be viewed in a holistic way so that longer-term saving attracts greater support and so that one product does not compete or conflict with another.“While Lisas may not initially discourage younger employees from opting out from auto-enrolment pensions while minimum employee contributions are below 1% of earnings, there must be a real query over whether this will remain the case when minimum employee contributions climb to over 3% of earnings in 2019, and possibly higher levels in years to come.“Wholesale reform of pensions tax is long overdue; the more tinkering the government does the more that individuals and their employers lose confidence in pensions.”last_img read more

Target to increase minimum hourly pay to 12

first_imgImage credit: TargetUS-based retail organisation Target is to increase its minimum hourly wage from $11 (£7.94) to $12 (£8.66).The pay rise is due to be awarded to existing staff members from spring 2018 as part of the organisation’s wider multi-year strategy. The strategy also includes store expansions and new service features.In October 2017, when the organisation last increased its minimum hourly rates of pay, Target committed to increasing its minimum hourly wage to $15 (£10.83) an hour by 2020. This is significantly higher than the US’ state-level federal minimum wage of $7.25 (£5.23) an hour.Brian Cornell, chairman and chief executive officer at Target, said: “Target has been on a multi-year journey to modernise every dimension of our enterprise, and in 2018, [we] will accelerate our pace.“[We will] continue to invest in our team as our greatest differentiator, and introduce and scale new experiences, services and brands, all in service to our guests.”last_img read more

Maharatna loses sheen BHEL obsolete and inefficient says CAG report

first_imgBHEL plantBHEL official websiteBharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), one of the jewels in the public sector enterprises (PSE) universe, turned into a loss making company for the first time since its inception.A Comptroller and Auditor General’s (CAG) report presented in Parliament stated that the company made no effort to innovate or strategise its business leading to heavy losses. The country’s biggest blue chip company incurred a loss of Rs 913 crore in the financial year 2015-16, the CAG report revealed.”It’s heading towards a disaster,” Hindustan Times reported quoting a CAG source, who is a part of the audit team. “Chinese companies are far superior in quality, innovation, pricing and timely completion of the project.”BHEL, which has more than 75 percent business coming from the power sector, suffered due to the slowdown in business in the power sector. CAG observed that as BHEL did not diversify into other business areas, its turnover reduced by more than half in three years when power sector went into a lull, reported Business Standard.”As BHEL had not effectively diversified into new/less operated business areas, both turnover and profitability declined sharply with slowdown in the power sector,” said the report.BHEL’s turnover, which was Rs 49,510 crore in 2011-12, declined to Rs 26,587 crore in 2015-16; while profits were Rs 7,400 crore in 2011-12, it turned into a loss of Rs 913 crore in 2015-16.The company in a media statement in November 2016 said, as a part of the new shift in the corporate plans, it will be creating new verticals within the company to capitalise on the massive infrastructure spending by the Government of India. “Special focus would be on Indian Railways, defence and other industrial products to drive the next wave of growth,” said the company’s statement.CAG, however, has raised questions over the same. It said, “BHEL had fixed Strategic Plan targets for the period 2012-17 with focus on diversification and innovation. However, BHEL did not set year wise milestones for implementation of the envisaged strategies. BHEL could not achieve any of the strategic plan targets till 2015-16 and shortfall ranged between 23.33 and 113.91 per cent against specific goals”The report further mentioned that BHEL could not secure any of the four tenders finalised against the competition during 2015-16. It also could not complete any of the projects selected for performance audit within scheduled completion time. “All 53 selected projects were commissioned with delays of three to 84 months. As a result, customers withheld Rs 1,966.07 crore towards liquidated damages against 37 of these projects,” cited the report.”BHEL needs to develop its own products that excel over competitors through R&D initiative. Expeditious efforts should also be made to forge technological tie ups in new business areas,” recommends the CAG report.last_img read more

HC summons Basic Bank scam investigation officers

first_imgBASIC BankThe High Court on Wednesday summoned all the investigation officers (IO) of 56 graft cases filed over the BASIC Bank loan scam to appear before it on Wednesday next, reports UNB.The HC bench of justice M Enayetur Rahim and justice Shahidul Karim asked the IOs, including Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) director Syed Iqbal Hossain, to appear before it to explain their position over why they could not finish investigation on scheduled time.The court also asked them to appear along with all documents of the cases, said ACC lawyer Khurshid Alam.He said as per the law, an investigation officer can take a maximum of 180 days to finish his task but the investigation of the cases could not be finished even after two and half years.The ACC filed 56 cases with three police stations in the capital accusing more than 100 individuals, including 26 bank officials, in September 2015 while the commission filed another five cases last year.On 14 July, 2014, the central bank sent a report to the ACC about the detail of embezzlement and found the bank’s former chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu’s illegal influence in all the activities of the bank.According to an inquiry of Bangladesh Bank, about Tk 4.5 billion was swindled out of Basic Bank during the six years Bachhu served as its chairman.He resigned on 4 July 2014, after the finance ministry had sent a letter to the Bangladesh Bank to dissolve the then existing committee of the bank on 29 May, 2014.last_img read more

Two new hotels announced for Cancuns Playa Mujeres

first_imgThe Insotel Hotel Group of the Empresas Alonso Marí out of Ibiza, will begin building one of their two planned hotels for Playa Mujeres. The construction of the hotels will be the company’s first outside Spain. Cancun, Q.R. — A Spanish hotel chain has announced its intention to begin building two large hotels on purchased land north of Cancun. They have chosen the Mexican Caribbean for their first international project, having purchased the land several years ago. The two hotels will be luxury accommodations with a total of 900 rooms and an investment of around 246 million Euro. Another Ibizan company, Grupo Empresas Matutes, also acquired land to build a new luxury establishment, the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa, which opened a few months ago.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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window) According to Diario de Ibiza, the company says the first construction phase is scheduled to start in the second half of this year, and will include the construction of a 400-room luxury hotel “specializing in the all-inclusive luxury product focused on adult-only tourism.” In the second phase, a 500-room hotel is expected. Although the land was purchased a few years ago, the company has now decided to start construction of the hotels, which when complete, will be the first to open outside Spain. Playa Mujeres, which is seven kilometers north of Cancun, will be home to the hotels along with an 18-hole golf course. The project includes the construction of two luxury hotels integrated into an existing golf course that was designed by former champion, Greg Norman.last_img read more

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first_img5. Redworth Hall Hotel), County DurhamIs there anything spookier than a child ghost? How about the ghost of a child considered “ill of the mind” who spent their days and nights chained to one of the fireplaces in this Jacobean manor house’s Great Hall? Their crying and often deranged laughter is sometimes heard peeling through the hotel, while in the rooms at the front of the house (particularly the bedrooms) a maid is often seen walking – she is said to have thrown herself from the top of the stairs when jilted by her lover, which is tragically ironic considering that Redworth is now a very popular wedding venue.6. Wellington Hotel, Boscastle, CornwallTales of ghoulish goings-on in this coastal Cornish hotel are common, which is probably because it’s one of the county’s oldest coaching inns, dating from the sixteenth century, with a rich and intriguing past. Look out for a mysterious woman entering room nine, flying cups in the kitchen and a frock-coated figure on the landing and consider heading to room ten for a chat with a little old lady, a friendly ghost who has been seen by and held conversations with numerous guests over the years. If the hotel’s creepy guests don’t make you quake in your boots, there’s a Witchcraft Museum in Boscastle for extra fright factor. 2. Rose and Crown, Porthcawl, WalesSitting opposite what was once an ancient graveyard, the Rose and Crown has more than its fair share of ghost stories. Guests have said they felt watched, while the hotel’s resident dog refuses to go upstairs – could this be because the rumours of a ghostly canine roaming the upper floors are true? A lady in an apron has been seen in the cellar, while the spirit of a little boy is also said to mischievously wander, making noises and sending objects crashing to the floor. The old clock behind the bar fell to the floor on one occasion when there was no one anywhere near. The little boy or just a coincidence? You decide.3. Angel Inn, Lymington, HampshireThis thirteenth century pub in the heart of the New Forest claims to be one of Britain’s most haunted, with stories of some six different ghosts. Most frequently encountered is a former coach driver, often seen in the hotel’s kitchen, staring out of the window. Another ghost has been spotted wearing a naval uniform in the pub, while a phantom blonde female has been spied flitting around the second floor, where ghostly giggles have been heard. Listen out for the sounds of someone playing the piano drifting through the hotel but remember this: there is no piano at the inn. 4. Cathedral House Hotel, GlasgowThis hotel was built in 1877 as a rehabilitation hostel for inmates released from Glasgow’s Duke Street Prison, now demolished but once where Scottish women, including plenty of suffragettes, were incarcerated. Brush up to ghosts on the stairs, while upstairs two creepy children from beyond the grave may be waiting to greet you, giggling away up on the top floor. Some rooms have chilling views of the Glasgow Necropolis, a Victorian cemetery adjoined to Glasgow Cathedral.Click on the image for a local’s guide to where to eat, drink and party in Glasgow. Read about more unusual places to stay on your next break:12 of the world’s coolest ice hotelsIce, ice, baby: check in to 12 of the world’s most incredible ice hotels, all with stunning pictures.8 of the most incredible underwater hotels in the worldGet on your snorkel and take a peek at these crazy underwater hotels, from Dubai to the Maldives13 hotels perfect for celeb spottingThe secret’s out: see inside the five-star hotels where the rich and famous hang out on holiday.9 of the wackiest hotels in Las VegasFrom New York to ancient Rome in just one night: around the world in nine destination-themed Las Vegas hotels.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 10. Ettington Park Hotel, WarwickshireDisembodied voices, floating grey ladies and women gliding through walls; all regular happenings at one of England’s most haunted hotels. Check in to this neo-Gothic mansion house and keep your eyes peeled for an old woman in Victorian clothing walking in the conservatory, a woman in a white gown on the veranda at dusk, a man and his dog vanishing in the library, and even a monk wandering the grounds. 8. Eastwell Manor, KentYou may not have to wait long after check-in to see a ghost at this eleventh century country house hotel – the resident ‘white lady’ is said to be fond of hanging out in the main reception area. Guests have reported a haunting presence in the main house, strange noises at all hours and objects moved from one place to another without explanation. One of the housekeepers even left during a night shift once – but what spooked her? That remains unknown… Related10 of the world’s most haunted hotelsHalloween’s just around the corner and to celebrate the year’s scariest month, we’ve found the world’s most haunted hotels. Check in and hope that you don’t check out too soon.Ghost towns: 10 eerie abandoned places around the worldAbandoned houses, roofless and wind-whipped. Rusting railway lines, stretching off to nowhere. Empty streets, punctuated with just one set of footsteps. From Australia to the UK, check out these eerie ghost towns and villages around the world.7 of the world’s creepiest abandoned holiday resortsAvoid long queues at the reception desk or fighting over the last sausage at the breakfast buffet – guests are few and far between at the following abandoned, and strangely beautiful, resorts. 11. The Caledonian Hotel, AberdeenSome people just can’t let go. Mary Littlejohn, the much-revered restaurant manager from this Aberdeen hotel’s dim and distant past appears to have been one of those people. Even today, many years after her death, she has been spotted in the hallways of the hotel and in the basement, checking up on staff as they go about their business. 9. Ballygally Castle, Northern IrelandWant to spend the night with a ghost? This hotel actively encourage guests to spend time getting to know their ghoulish residents. Book the Ghost Room in one of the towers of the oldest part of this ancient castle and you’ll be sharing with ghost Lady Isabella Shaw, wife of Lord James Shaw. After giving birth to their daughter, Lady Isabella is reputed to have been locked in the tower by her dissatisfied husband (who wanted a son), later falling to her death – or, perhaps, she was pushed to it? Lady Isabella is said to be friendly, do you dare find out? 7. Jamaica Inn, CornwallFew hotels are as atmospheric as the Jamaica Inn, located at the heart of eerie Bodmin Moor – it was the inspiration for Daphne Du Maurier’s bestselling novel and many a ghostly tale. Conversations in Cornish have been overheard in the bar, horse hooves and the metal rims of cartwheels are often heard in the courtyard and workmen have reported stepladders being moved. Some guests have been so spooked by the ghosts here they have checked out in the middle of the night – will you be brave enough to stay? For more beautiful seaside towns and quaint villages to visit in Cornwall, hit the pic. 1. White Hart Hotel, Holywell Hill, St. AlbansBuilt opposite St. Albans Cathedral during the sixteenth century, the history of this old coaching inn is steeped in terrifying ghost stories. Countless staff over the years have reported the feeling of someone standing behind them, only to wheel around and find nobody there. Derek Acorah visited and uncovered even taller tales: a 12-year-old girl who spoke to the crew about the fire she died in in 1832 and a travelling woman who broke her neck on the coach entrance on a journey in 1820. Forget tea and coffee facilities in room eight – expect words scribbled on the mirror and a strange man to appear on the bed.Click on the image below to find out more about England’s top guest rated hotels.last_img read more

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