first_imgNew Delhi: The government wants Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) to sell its golf courses in Ahmedabad and Vadodara in Gujarat, sending the company into a tizzy as one of them has two producing oil wells, sources said. The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) has deemed golf courses and sports clubs owned by central public sector enterprises as ‘non-core’ assets and wants to monetise them. A recent exercise by DIPAM to assess land banks and other non-core assets of government departments as well as central PSUs identified two of ONGC’s golf courses in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, as also a sports club owned by Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) in Chembur, Mumbai. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepSources said the exercise identified only properties with real estate potential in prime cities while leaving out golf courses ONGC has in Ankleshwar in Gujarat and Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh. It also did not prioritise the grand golf course Oil India Ltd (OIL) has in Assam and one ONGC has in the North-East. While the golf courses are used by executives of the PSUs for playing the leisurely game and hosting their business partners, ONGC had built the one in Ahmedabad after it struck oil in the city more than two decades back. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsAfter the Motera field was discovered in Ahmedabad, ONGC was wary of encroachment around the oil wells in a city that was developing into a megapolis. So it built a golf course around the wells to ward off encroachers, they said. The golf course identified by DIPAM has two producing oil wells, sources said, adding the field exists in a nomination block that according to rules ONGC cannot sell off or farm-out to outsiders. The DIPAM diktat has sent the company into a tizzy as selling the golf course would mean the buyer also gets ownership of the two oil wells — something which is not allowed as per rules, they said. A recent meeting of officials from DIPAM, NITI Aayog, Oil Ministry and other departments gave its nod to monetising non-core assets of ONGC and BPCL. The proceeds will go to the PSUs and not to the exchequer, they said, adding the aim of the exercise is to rationalise resource utilisation in the public sector. The field may be one of the 64 that ONGC has identified for involving private and foreign firms for raising output. But even in that exercise, ONGC is retaining the ownership of the field and its licence and only getting the private partner for raising output beyond a pre-agreed threshold. The incremental output beyond the agreed baseline will be shared with the private or foreign partner, sources said, adding ONGC as the licensee would be responsible for statutory payments such as cess on the entire oil produced.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Nitish Rana and Robin Uthappa slammed half-centuries while Andre Russell continued his pyrotechnics with the bat as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) posted a mammoth 218/4 against Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Wednesday. Rana (63; 34b, 4×2; 6×7) fashioned his second successive fifty as Uthappa blossomed in his company with a well-timed unbeaten 67 (50b, 4×6, 6×2) before Russell virtually took the game away from Punjab with a 17-ball 48 (4×3, 6×5). The visitors could have checked KKR’s run flow when Mohammed Shami castled Russell when he was on 3, only to find the umpire calling it a no-ball as there were only three fielders inside the circle. Russell made the most of his second life by bludgeoning Andrew Tye for two sixes and two fours in the 18th over as the Australian leaked 22 runs. Russell, who smacked a 18-ball 49 in the last match, then hit Shami for three back-to-back sixes and a four in the next over, taking KKR past the 200-mark, before getting out in the last over off Tye. Russell and Uthappa joined hands for a 32-ball 67-run fourth wicket stand as KKR amassed 71 runs in the last five overs. KXIP skipper Ravichandran Ashwin, fresh from the “Mankading” row against Rajasthan Royals’ batsman Jos Buttler in the last game that sparked worldwide discussions, went for 47 runs in his four overs and was hit for five sixes — one every over — with Rana accounting for four of them. On Monday, the Kings XI Punjab captain was at the centre of the controversy as he ‘Mankaded’ Rajasthan Royals’ in-form batsman Jos Buttler, a perfectly legal dismissal but an act which triggered a debate concerning ‘Spirit of Cricket’. On Wednesday, Ashwin was at the receiving end of a harsh yet perfectly legal call by on-field umpire Anil Chaudhary. KKR’s last match hero Russell had walked in at the fall of Nitish Rana’s wicket and got a perfect yorker from Mohammed Shami off the last delivery of the 17th over. Russell was on his way back to the dug-out. However, to the horror of KXIP players, umpire Anil signalled no-ball and a free-hit. Ashwin was at his wits end thinking that Shami had overstepped only to find out that KXIP had one fielder short of the mandatory four inside the 30-yard circle. It was David Miller, who was not inside the circle. Meanwhile, Uthappa and Rana stitched together 110 runs for the third wicket after the home team lost their openers inside four overs. Rana took time to settle down, scoring just two runs off the first seven balls before hoisting Ashwin over long on for a maximum in the eighth over. The southpaw, who scored 68 in KKR’s opening game to help them beat Sunrisers Hyderabad, smashed Ashwin for another six in the same region as the purple brigade raced to 89/2 at the halfway stage. Rana and Uthappa also made merry in Mandeep Singh’s over, taking him for 18 runs before debutant Varun Chakravarthy got rid of the former. KKR were off to a blistering start thanks to Sunil Narine (24, 9b, 4×1, 6×3) — back to opening the batting after injuring his finger in the last game. Brief scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 218/4 (Robin Uthappa 67, Nitish Rana 63, Andre Russell 48) vs Kings XI Punjab.last_img read more

Rabat – Morocco’s intelligence services have raised and strengthened their security measures across the country to ensure safety during Christmas and New Year celebrations.The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) will be implementing an unprecedented security strategy to protect the country and be ready to thwart any possible terrorist attack, according to Moroccan daily Al Massae in its Friday issue.In December of every year, the DGSN raises its safety operations ever year during the holiday season. However, due to the latest terrorist attacks that have shaken several countries, including Lebanon, Tunisia, Cameroon and France, Moroccan security forces will implement higher security measures to keep the country immune from terrorist attacks. According to the same source, the new strategy seeks to tighten vigilance through the establishment of security checkpoints at the entrances of cities, embassies, consulates, tourist attractions, hotels, banks, post offices, airports, and other vulnerable public venues.In addition, the Moroccan Royal Gendarmerie will ensure and control all major access roads to some Moroccan cities, such as those leading to Tangier, Tetouan and Nador in the north of the country.Local police will be instructed to patrol their respective jurisdictions, conduct identity checks, oversee all local roads and track any criminal activity.The implementation of high-tech computer systems in police vehicles to crosscheck identity documents will be among the innovations introduced by DGSN to prevent criminal activities in the country.This new system will help police officers determine whether an individual is “wanted” or has criminal record.According to the same source, new police personnel has been trained at Kenitra’s Royal Institute for Police and will be deployed to protect the countries major cities, such as Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat, Fez, Agadir, etc.In recent weeks, Morocco’s intelligence services, have earned worldwide praise for helping French intelligence services locate the whereabouts of Abdelhamid Abaaoud, mastermind of the Paris terrorist attacks, which killed 130 people and left over 350 people injured. read more

President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to reconvene Parliament on November 14th, just two days earlier than the date he had initially fixed.President Sirisena issued a gazette notice today to reconvene Parliament at 10am on November 14th. The move followed the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) withdrawing from the unity Government and Ranil Wickremesinghe being sacked as Prime Minister. On October 27th the President had prorogued Parliament till November 16th. The United Nations, the US, UK, EU and several other countries also demanded that Parliament be reconvened immediately in order to defuse the political crisis which had developed in the country.However the caretaker Government appointed by the President said that it will not be intimidated by the international community. (Colombo Gazette) Wickremesinghe refused to accept his sacking saying it was unconstitutional and continued to remain in Temple Trees, the official residence of the Prime Minister.He also called for Parliament to be reconvened and for a vote to be taken to show who has the majority support in Parliament to be Prime Minister. read more

In his second major intervention in recent months,  Rabbi Mirvis had written an open letter to Labour warning that it risks being on the “wrong side of the fight” against racism unless the party endorses the international definition of anti-Semitism. Jeremy Corbyn was called an “anti-Semite and a racist” by a veteran Labour MP on Tuesday night as the party was plunged into a fresh anti-Semitism row.Margaret Hodge, a well respected Jewish MP and former minister, subjected the Labour leader to an expletive ridden rant in Parliament following the party’s decision to reject an internationally recognised definition of anti-Semitism.In an extraordinary tirade, Ms Hodge vented her fury over the decision by Labour’s national executive committee to flout the advice of Jewish MPs, leaders and the Chief Rabbi, all of whom had urged the party to reconsider its new code of conduct.Ms Hodge told Mr Corbyn: “You have proved you don’t want people like me in the party.”Mr Corbyn is believed to have responded flatly, telling her: “I’m sorry you feel like that”. Ms Hodge’s grandmother and uncle were murdered in the Holocaust. Margaret Hodge, former Labour minister and veteran MP But Labour has opted to alter four specific examples given in the guidance, provoking a backlash from MPs and Jewish leaders, who have accused Labour of treating anti-Semitism differently to other forms of racism.According to sources present at a meeting of the committee on Tuesday afternoon, a number of senior Labour figures urged the party to listen to concerns of the Jewish community. In his letter, circulated on Monday evening,  Rabbi Mirvis said: “The IHRA definition has been accepted and preferred by governments around the world, including our own.  “Those who vote for anything but the full IHRA definition will be placing themselves on the wrong side of the fight against racism, anti-Semitism and intolerance.”Echoing his comments, Wes Streeting MP, chair of the all party parliamentary group for British Jews, said the decision taken by the NEC had been “utterly contemptible”.”The damage it will inflict on our credibility as an anti-racist political party is the leadership’s responsibility – and their alone,” he told The Telegraph.”Jeremy Corbyn and his team were warned time and time again of the devastating damage this would inflict on Labour’s relationship with the Jewish community. They cannot claim to not have understood the profound consequences of this decision.” 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. Those who vote for anything but the full IHRA definition will be placing themselves on the wrong side of the fight against racism, anti-Semitism and intoleranceEphraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi Margaret Hodge, former Labour minister and veteran MP They included Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, and Margaret Beckett, a veteran Labour MP, both of whom made impassioned speeches warning that the party’s reputation would be stained if it proceeded as planned.However, the NEC refused to relent and voted to ratify heir definition instead, meaning it is now official Labour policy. The committee has agreed to open a consultation about potential changes to the code in the future.Their decision was swiftly condemned by Jewish groups across the country, with the Board of Deputies, Jewish Leadership Council and Community Secretary Trust expressing a “mixture of incredulity and outrage”.Separately, the Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, had warned the previous evening that a failure to adopt the IHRA’s definition would send an  “unprecedented message of contempt” to British Jews. Describing the choice facing Mr Corbyn’s party as a “watershed moment”,  Rabbi Mirvis urged it to “make the right decision for Britain” by replacing its new guidance with a version used by governments and public bodies around the world.Taking aim at Labour’s national executive committee,  Rabbi Mirvis said it was “astonishing” that the party believed it was “more qualified” than British Jews to determine what constitutes anti-Semitism. A Labour spokesman insisted the new code was not attempting to “redefine anti-Semitism”, adding that the party had produced the “most detailed and comprehensive guidelines” of any political party.They added: “The NEC upheld the adoption of the code of conduct on anti-Semitism, but in recognition of the serious concerns expressed, agreed to reopen the development of the code, in consultation with Jewish community organisations and groups”. The confrontation came three hours after the party’s governing body decided to ignore the pleas of the Jewish community and sign-off on a new code of conduct on anti-Semitism which differed from the internationally recognised version created by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.The original definition has been implemented in-full by the Government, the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, the Crown Prosecution service and 124 local authorities. read more

9Gwardia Opole371:881 12Zagłębie Lubin365:840 10Śląsk Wrocław248:580 Derby match of the Round 4 in the Polish Championship has been played in Plock, where domestic Wisla had difficult job to beat the third team from the last season – Azoty Pulawy 35:33 (14:19). Visitors from Pulawy inspired by amazing performance of their left back, Bosnian giant Nikola Prce (14 goals), were in lead most of the time, but at the end, home team made turnover to stay the only team with 100%.Orlen Wisła Płock – KS Azoty Puławy 35:33 (14:19)Orlen Wisła: Corrales, Wichary – Montoro 6, Zhitnikov 6, Ghionea 4/1, Daszek 3, Konitz 3 , Oneto 3, Rocha 3/2, Nikcević 2, Racotea 2, Tarabochia 1 Wiśniewski 1, Zelenović 1.Azoty: Bogdanow, Krupa – Prce 14/3, Masłowski 10 Krajewski 5, Sobol 2, Kubisztal 1 , Grzelak 1, Kuchczyński, Orzechowski, Petrovsky, Przybylski, Skrabania.STANDINGS: 11Górnik Zabrze247:630 3Orlen Wisła Płock393:756 2Pogoń Szczecin496:897 6Chrobry Głogów367:623 8MMTS Kwidzyn371:842 7PGE Stal Mielec380:932 1Vive Tauron Kielce4140:947 ← Previous Story The Faker’s Guide to the EHF Champions League 2015/16 Next Story → TOP SECRET: Why “Lions” receiving only 20 goals per match!? 5KPR RC Legionowo383:854 azoty-pulawyPolish HandballWisla Plock 4KS Azoty Puławy397:834 read more

first_imgManuel Aroney, AM, OBE, passed away on Tuesday 15 February at the age of 78 leaving a legacy behind that every Greek Australian can be proud of. Professor Aroney had a rich academic life in the sciences as a lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Sydney. He was a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (London) and a Member of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences.But Professor Aroney was most revered for his continuous work in multiculturalism, specifically for Greeks in Australia. He was known to emphasise with pride: “I fought for our integration into Australian society and not our assimilation”. This continued battle saw him awarded with the AM (Member of the Order of Australia) for these services. He was also awarded an OBE for his services to the university and community. His work for the Greek community began in 1975 as the foundation member of the Ethnic Communities’ Council of New South Wales. As a member of the National Ethnic Broadcasting Advisory Council, he was involved in advising the Commonwealth Government on multilingual electronic media. As one of the first board members of SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) he was responsible for making ethnic radio permanent across Australia, and alongside Bruce Gyngell, established the SBS television service. He was a member of the Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs and a Commissioner of the Commonwealth Human Rights Commission. “I might have been born in Australia in difficult times for migrants,” Aroney would say, “but I was always Greek at heart.”Additional information: Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgThe Egyptian beat Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the prestigious award for scoring the “most aesthetically pleasing goal” in world footballEgyptian footballer Mohamed Salah has beaten Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale to win this year’s FIFA The Best Puskas Award.The Liverpool player won the award after scoring against Everton in the English Premier League. He weaved through multiple defenders before curling the ball into the top corner.Bale and Ronaldo scored a similar overhead kick but did not win this time.Salah is the first Egyptian to win the award from FIFA that has been delivering them since 2009.The forward has been with Liverpool since the second semester of 2017. He has scored 35 goals in just 42 matches.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.He’s currently battling criticism from many after he hasn’t been the same since his shoulder injury in the last 2017-2018 UEFA Champions League Final.Past winners: 2009: Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United 2010: Hamit Altintop – Turkey 2011: Neymar Jr. – Santos 2012: Miroslav Stoch – Fenerbahce 2013: Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Sweden 2014: James Rodriguez – Colombia 2015: Wendell Lira – Goianesia 2016: Mohd Faiz Subri – Penang 2017: Olivier Giroud – Arsenal 2018: Mohamed Salah – LiverpoolThe goal that won @MoSalah the #Puskás#TheBest #FIFAFootballAwards— Premier League USA (@PLinUSA) September 24, 2018last_img read more

first_imgDefense officials will start to form a task force to study the business case for consolidating the military’s three exchange services and the Defense Commissary Agency, after Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan this week approved a memo laying out the next steps for a possible merger of military resale activities. Shanahan said he agrees “a single consolidated organization offers the greatest potential to achieve the economies and efficiencies” that are necessary to ensure commissary and exchange benefits survive, according to the memo.The task force is scheduled to complete its analysis by Oct. 31, at which point it would begin planning for consolidation, reports Military Times. If the DOD chief management officer approves the business case, the team would complete integration planning by Jan. 31, 2019, and the consolidation would begin under existing authorities. Lawmakers would be afforded input into the decision, however, under an amendment to the House version of the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill.Photo by Michelle Bir Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgBy The Associated PressOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate has given final approval to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s pick of the first African American to serve on the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents in 20 years.The Senate voted 45-1 on Monday to confirm Stitt’s nomination of Ohio business executive Eric Stevenson. The sole opposing vote came from Oklahoma City Democrat Sen. George Young, one of two African Americans in the Senate.In this March 1, 2019 file photo Eric Stevenson stands with his wife Davia in the Blue Room at the Capitol in Oklahoma City, Okla. Gov. The Oklahoma Senate has confirmed Gov. Kevin Stitt’s pick of Stevenson, the first African American to serve on the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents in 20 years. The Senate voted 45-1 on Monday to confirm Stevenson, an Ohio business executive. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP, File)Young said Stitt should have considered a list of names submitted to him by the Oklahoma Legislature’s Black Caucus. Young says he was impressed with Stevenson’s credentials, but that he would have preferred a regent more closely connected to students on the Norman campus.OU has been rocked with racial unrest in recent years after the release of videos depicting students using racist language.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Several questions arose on Thursday about the fire that broke out at Calcutta Medical College on Wednesday, as several electrical appliances were found intact even after the incident.Sources informed that forensic science experts will be visiting the incident spot again soon, to determine the cause of the fire.Meanwhile, Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi expressed his anxiety regarding the incident.According to hospital sources, Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) inspected the damaged portion of the hospital on Thursday and found some electrical appliances which were untouched by fire. However, the computers and some medicines were found in burnt condition. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeCESC has informed the hospital authorities and police that no fault could be found from their end. If any fault was there in the CESC line, then the switch board would have also been burnt and lights and fans would not be in running condition.Primary investigation has revealed that the fire occurred from the accounts and control room. Only a limited number of people used to access that portion of the building. Thus, the question arose on whether it was a sabotage. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedMeanwhile on Thursday, Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi expressed his anxiety regarding the incident. He also conveyed his condolence to the family of the patient who died on Wednesday due to breathlessness.He said: “It is a matter of great concern that incidents of fire and other mishaps like collapse of bridges are taking place regularly. The concerned executives should be more alert to prevent loss of life and property.”The Governor also expressed his view that a high level inquiry should be made into the cause of the fire and also to find out adequate means and measures, so that similar incidents do not recur in future.On Wednesday morning, a fire broke out at the MCH building of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital. As an emergency move, 250 patients were evacuated from the building and were shifted to other wards. The blaze was brought under control within a few hours.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Politics dominated the year 2018 in West Bengal which saw an increasing tussle between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP, main opposition parties the Congress and the CPI(M) taking a back seat, violence during panchayat polls and communal clashes. Panic over a carcass meat racket in April-May prompted the Mamata Banerjee government to form a high-powered committee for keeping a check on such malpractice. The BJP pipped the Congress and the CPI(M) to emerge as main challenger to the ruling TMC. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The state not only witnessed bipolar politics between the TMC and the BJP but also sharp communal polarisation. Both the TMC and the BJP feel that results in parliamentary polls in Bengal, which has a total of 42 seats, will play a major role in the post poll scenario. “We will win maximum number of seats from Bengal. We will not win less than 26 seats from Bengal. This will help us in increasing our tally nationally,” claimed BJP state president Dilip Ghosh. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed TMC national spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Derek O’ Brien countered saying his party will play a major role in the 2019 polls. “We will win maximum number of seats from Bengal. The people of Bengal are with the TMC and that has been proved in all the by-elections and rural polls where the party had won hands down,” TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said. Apart from the fast changing political narrative, the state also witnessed one of the worst communal violence in Asansol area of West Burdwan district over Ram Navami rallies in March-April. As the year drew to a close, the issue of giving permission to BJP’s rath yatra, covering all the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies, remained in focus with the saffron party accusing the TMC of being “undemocratic and autocratic” by denying the nod. The TMC maintained that the Rath yatra was aimed at creating communal polarisation in the state. The BJP, which has been making steady inroads in the state since the 2016 assembly polls, surprised everyone and cemented its position as main challenger of the TMC by increasing its vote share by leaps and bounds in all the by-elections that have been held across the state in last one year and also the three-tier panchayat polls. The panchayat polls of May will go done in the history of Bengal politics as one of the most violent elections that the state witnessed since the inception of Panchayat Raj in 1978. Even though the TMC won the polls by bagging nearly 85 per cent of the rural seats, it couldn’t breathe easy over the BJP making inroads in the Junglemahal districts of Purulia, Jhargram, Bankura and West Midnapore. The unease could be easily sensed in the ruling camp as it shunted out two ministers who hailed from those areas for alleged under performance. Buoyed by the BJP’s performance in the rural polls where it won more than 7,000 seats in the panchayats, party chief Amit Shah has set a target of winning at least 22 of 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state. Killing of BJP workers in post-panchayat poll violence in areas where the party had performed well drew the ire of its central leadership, which not only launched a countrywide stir against the TMC government but also organised several rallies and programmes by top leaders, who vowed to oust Banerjee in the next elections. The TMC countered, accusing the BJP of spreading the poison of communalism across the state as party supremo Banerjee toured the country and met leaders of various opposition parties in a bid to put up a united fight against the BJP in the next Lok Sabha polls. She floated the idea of a federal front of regional parties and proposed one-to-one fight against the BJP across the country to ensure maximum polling of anti-BJP votes. The TMC in a bid to showcase the unity of the opposition front called for a rally of opposition parties on January 19. It, however, has ruled out any possibility of alliance with the Congress in Bengal by repeatedly stating its desire to contest in all the 42 Lok Sabha seats of the state. On the opposition front, the West Bengal Congress unit witnessed a change of guard with old horse Somen Mitra being brought back as state party chief, replacing Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, a bitter critic of TMC. The CPI(M)-led Left Front on the other hand continued to erode both politically and electorally as its vote share continued to slide in all the elections that took place during the year. Both the Left Front and the CPI(M) seem to be in a dilemma over the issue of alliance with the Congress in the state. The Left Front allies such as Forward Bloc and RSP had threatened to quit the front if it decides to go ahead with the alliance or understanding with the Congress. With the BJP projecting the TMC as a party “working for only Muslims”, the latter tried to woo the majority community by organising various programs such as Hanuman Jayanti, Purohit Sammelan and doled out funds to clubs organising Durga Pujas in the state.last_img read more

first_imgWith a six day lift pass in Courchevel costing a whopping £224 this season and an après ski beer now £7 or more, the time has come to ditch the overpriced resorts of the Alps, and seek out slopes that don’t require a new mortgage to ski.To ski on a budget (yes, it is possible), forget France, side-step Switzerland and escape Austria all together; Eastern Europe is where the best value skiing is to be found this winter.Why? Lift passes, accommodation and food is far cheaper than in the traditional haunts of British skiers and you’ll feel like more of an adventurer in most of these mountains, skiing slopes that far fewer Brits have skied before! Krvavec, SloveniaClose to the beautiful capital Ljubljana, Krvavec in Slovenia is a small but mainly intermediate ski area, with a max altitude of 1,971m of altitude and three distinct summits. Brand new gondolas transport skiers to the slopes in less than seven minutes where they can enjoy a guaranteed 100 days of snow. Snowshoeing, snow biking and skidooing are also available. For a unique twist on your holiday why not stay in Igloo Village, a ‘snow hotel’ with tunnels that connect igloo chamber rooms, including romantic ones just for couples.6 day ski pass: £1177 nights’ accommodation: from £183Flights to Ljubljana from £52 return departing London Stansted airportTOTAL: £352More infoPopova Shapka, MacedoniaPopova Shapka is a major winter destination in north-western Macedonia. Intermediate skiers and snowboarders will love the deep snow, as long as the lifts are running. For those looking to try something a little more daring, there is Europe’s only cat-skiing operation: Eskimo-freeride. You get taken up the mountains in a converted piste-groomer, to the best backcountry in the area where you can glide through pines on pure Popova powder.6 day ski pass: £527 nights’ accommodation: from £131 Flights to Skopje from £65 departing London Luton airportTOTAL: £248More infoJahorina, Bosnia and HerzegovinaJahorina is one of the larger ski resorts in the Balkans and was a winter Olympic venue. Most of the skiing here is intermediate level, and there are 20km of pistes, efficient lifts and lovely views towards Sarajevo too. Those who don’t want to stop just because the sun goes down can enjoy night skiing, and there’s a lively après ski scene with great value food and drink to revive you after a day on the slopes. 6 day ski pass: £717 nights’ accommodation: from £123 Flights to Sarajevo from £156 return departing London Stansted airportTOTAL: £350More infoPoiana-Brasov, RomaniaThe well-groomed pistes of popular Poiana-Brasov are perfect for beginners and intermediates, and a new eight-seater gondola has improved the somewhat dated lift system. The resort may be small but it’s perfectly formed and is giving Borovets a run for its money. There’s fun floodlit night skiing so you can stay longer on the slopes but advanced skiers may find the skiing limited as there are only a few black runs. Off piste you can relax in a horse-drawn sleigh, or hit the bars, restaurants – be sure to try the Ţuică – plum wine.6 Day lift pass: £877 nights’ accommodation: from £213Flights to Bucharest from £89 departing London Heathrow airportTOTAL: £389More infoSpindleruv Mlyn, Czech RepublicNestled high in the Krkonose Mountains, Spindleruv Mlyn has consistently excellent snow conditions thanks to teeth chattering temperatures of between -15 to -20 degrees C, getting even colder at night. The resulting snow is powder champagne and the combined ski area has 23 lifts and 20 long runs with the highest at 1310m and excellent black and red runs for advanced skiers. End the day with warming traditional food and 90% proof plum brandy that is almost as astonishing as the cheap prices.6 day ski pass: £967 nights’ accommodation: from £110Flights to Prague from £76 departing Edinburgh airportTOTAL: £282More infoGlenshee, the Highlands, ScotlandRemember, you don’t have to leave the country to get your snow fix. Glenshee is the largest ski and snowboard area in the UK and home to the infamous Tiger, one of the most challenging black runs going. On a clear day the snow-covered views across the Cairngorms National Park are just stunning and there are some surprisingly steep slopes, along with open bowls, narrow gullies, pisted and unpisted runs. Though Scottish skiing is famed for the wind, if you get lucky with the weather you can have better conditions than the Alps, and if not, the Scottish hospitality will warm your cockles anyway!6 day lift pass: £1357 nights’ accommodation: from £114Flights to Edinburgh from £52 departing London Stansted airportTOTAL: £301More infoEuro prices have been converted to approx GBP value using Airport transfers not included in total price. Flight and accommodation prices correct at time of publication.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedWorld’s cheapest ski resorts 2013: cheap skiing this seasonWant cheap skiing? We reveal the best value ski resorts where the snow is deep, lift passes are cheap and a beer still costs £1 a pint.10 of best cheap ski resorts in the worldLooking for the cheapest places to ski in Europe? Amidst the £10 beers in Zermatt and the fine dining in France, you can still ski the same slopes for a fraction of the price – in the French Alps, Italy, the US, and a few hidden ski fields in Europe!…Skiing on the cheap: real value resortsSerbian skiing costs less than a third of some French resorts; Skyscanner reveals three secrets to cheap ski holidays.center_img Jasna, SlovakiaThough Slovakia isn’t a big name in the ski world, Jasna is well known to savvy skiers and snowboarders who want great skiing, cheap food, and even cheaper beer. There’s a respectable 1,000m of vertical drop and with more and more investment in the resort and local area, this underrated resort won’t stay that way for long.British run company Propaganda Snowboards welcomes skiers and snowboarders to their chalets which are a short drive from Jasna’s lifts. Pricewise, Slovakia is infinitely better value than France; a pint of beer will cost £1 or less; a three course meal just a tenner.6 Day Ski Pass: £1207 nights’ accommodation: from £175Flights to Bratislava from £76 departing London Stansted airportTOTAL: £371 More infoBorovets, BulgariaBorovets is the oldest winter resort in Bulgaria, huddled in coniferous forests among the highest mountain range on the Balkan Peninsula. It is also the biggest and most modern Alpine resort in the country. The highest pistes sit at 2600m and offer fantastic downhill runs while the town itself has lively restaurants and bars serving hearty bites at bargain prices. Borovets is a cheap and cheerful resort for all abilities of skier, snowboarder and cross-country fanatic.6 day ski pass: £161 including skis and poles7 nights’ accommodation: from £109Flights to Sofia from £70 departing Manchester airportTOTAL: £340More infoKopaonik, SerbiaOne of Eastern Europe’s most modern resorts, Kopaonik in Serbia, has 21 shiny new lifts, whisking skiers up thick, forest-lined runs. There are some interesting off-piste opportunities and extensive cross-country trails. The longest downhill run is 3.5km from a modest drop of 521m with 44km of day and night skiing and snowboarding on partly wooded trails. One of the main draws is Kopaonik’s rural charm; traditional thatched huts dot the slopes and offer cosy open fires and lashings of ‘hot wine’. 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