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2011-05-09 10:00:00

MIAMI, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heading the week after a successful mission by the Special Operations Team known as the Navy SEALs, the team celebrates with a handmade luxury cigar. The military is known quite well through the premium cigar market as many cigar manufacturers support our troops overseas with product, sponsorship and encouragement. If you open any Cigar Magazine, you will note photos of our troops celebrating with a premium cigar, hoping to relax with a taste of comfort in...

2010-07-01 10:23:00

MIAMI, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- If you thought that the Cubans are leading the world in brand identity with cigars, think again. Right now, the number one buzzword in the cigar industry is Gurkha. The brainchild behind this phenomenon is a gentleman by the name of Kaizad Hansotia. Growing intentionally in the luxury space and all but running from the mainstream cigar market has been unique. "Our focus has always been on exclusive, limited availability tobaccos, serving up the most unique and...

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2009-08-03 14:57:30

The Nepalese tourist spot Mattikhan Hill in Pokhara has been renamed Mattikhan Lumley View in honor of British actress Joanna Lumley and her father James. Best known for her portrayal of self-destructive magazine editor Patsy on TV's Absolutely Fabulous, the comedienne has been visiting veterans in the foothills of the Himalayas. Her father was a Gurkha officer and she is an activist who helped fight for newly won U.K. settlement rights for Gurkhas. Lumley reportedly learned of Mattikhan...

2009-07-26 14:14:56

British actress Joanna Lumley says she is excited to meet Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav during her visit as part of a veterans campaign. Lumley, known for roles on TV series like The New Avengers and Absolutely Fabulous, said Saturday before departing for Nepal she is looking forward to also meeting with former Gurkha soldiers during her weeklong visit. I don't think it can be anything other than wonderful, Lumley told the BBC. It's just incredible. I've never been to Nepal before, and...

2009-05-26 09:38:00

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Over an eight-day period, during the first week of May, the Executive Director of Narconon Nepal was able to deliver nine drug education lectures to over three-thousand Nepali children living in the United Kingdom. "Our kids brought their drug problem along with them and found new ones here," comments Basanta Raj Kunwar, executive director, Narconon Nepal. In 1997, a UK court finalized a decision allowing former Gurkha soldiers to seek...

2008-10-04 00:00:18

By Gillian Orr My Week A triumphant end to her long battle to allow Gurkhas to settle in Britain Monday This summer I've been working on an Ian Fleming documentary for the BBC so I go to a studio to put the commentary over it. Having been a Bond girl, watching all the footage in a dark room really transports me back. In the evening I sit at home, my heart beginning to pound at the thought of the next day, when the High Court will deliver their verdict on whether the Gurkhas have the...

2008-09-15 06:00:29

ACTRESS Joanna Lumley will march with ex-British Army Gurkhas today to highlight their fight for rights to settle in Britain - and for better army pensions. The march will head for the Royal Courts of Justice in London's Strand for the start of a challenge to their immigration status. At the moment, Gurkhas who retired from the army after 1997 can automatically stay in the UK. But those who retired earlier must apply - and they can be refused and deported. The Ab Fab actress will lead...

2008-09-12 12:00:25

By STEPHEN HOWARD ACTRESS Joanna Lumley (right) will march with the Gurkhas next week to highlight their fight for rights to settle in Britain and better Army pensions. They will head for the Royal Courts of Justice in London's Strand on Tuesday for a challenge to their immigration status. Gurkhas who retired from the British Army after 1997 can automatically stay in the UK, but those who retired earlier must apply and can be refused and deported. The Absolutely Fabulous actress will...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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