Al Gore And Pharrell Williams Announce The Return Of Live Earth

first_imgAl Gore and Pharrell Williams have announced that 2015 will see a return of Live Earth – seven concerts to raise awareness of climate change.The pair made the announcement at the World Economic Forum in Davos.On June 18, 2015, together with the United Nations, Live Earth will once again create a global series of events over 24 hours, on six continents, anchored from Paris and New York. Live Earth Road to Paris will be broadcast across all major media platforms and supported by a yearlong campaign in partnership with the world’s leading brands, NGOs and non-profits. A seventh concert is planned in Antarctica, with a band of scientists at a research station playing to a global audience.The events aim to bring together a billion voices to shine a global spotlight on the nations convening in Paris this year and deliver a single message to all leaders – Take Climate Action Now.Speaking at the World Economic Forum, Al Gore described some of the deadly, destabilizing and destructive “costs of carbon” that occurred over the last year – the hottest in recorded history, and the latest in a 14 out of the last 15 years’ warming trend. He then focused on clean solutions, arguing that the danger of our current trajectory is offset only by the enormous opportunity, led by the business community, to change the course of history.Al Gore framed the climate crisis facing humanity as two questions: “Do we want to change our current course? If we do, can we? The danger of first question is masked by opportunity of second,” he said.To find out more about the Live Earth concerts, click here.last_img read more

Suit: US drug agency deemed firm ‘kingpin’ in ‘drug cartel’

NASHVILLE — A Tennessee lawsuit over the opioid epidemic says the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration viewed one drug-producing company as the “kingpin within a drug cartel.”An amended complaint filed Monday in Circuit Court for Cumberland County says the DEA labeled Mallinckrodt a “kingpin” because it shipped opioids in high volumes to pharmacies it knew were feeding “pill mills” in Florida, which supplied Tennessee’s illegal drug market.St. Louis-based Mallinckrodt didn’t immediately respond to an emailed request for comment about the characterization.Drug companies are fielding a flurry of lawsuits nationwide over the scourge of opioid abuse.The Tennessee complaint was filed on behalf of five district attorneys general and a child born addicted to opioids.It targets Mallinckrodt and other opioid producers; distributors; pharmacies; alleged “pill mill” prescribers; and Richard Sackler, whose family owns Purdue Pharma.Jonathan Mattise, The Associated Press read more

On Human Rights Day UN shines spotlight on role of rights defenders

The United Nations marked Human Rights Day today by shining the spotlight on the hundreds of thousands of “largely unsung heroes,” the human rights defenders who risk dismissal, harassment, torture, jail and even death for their activities.“Laws to protect and promote human rights are indispensable,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message. “But quite often, progress comes down to people, courageous women and men striving to protect their own rights and the rights of others, determined to make rights real in people’s lives.Diverse in background, sometimes part of a civil society organization, or a journalist or a lone citizen, they all share a commitment to expose wrongdoing and stand up, speak, and today tweet, in the name of freedom and human dignity, he added.“Far too often, their work entails tremendous risk. Defenders are harassed, stripped of their jobs and wrongfully imprisoned. In many countries, they are tortured, beaten and murdered. Their friends and family members are also subjected to harassment and intimidation,” he said, calling on all States to ensure the freedom of expression and freedom of assembly that makes their work possible. “Let us remember that everyone – no matter their background, training or education – can be a human rights champion. So let us use that power. Let us each be a human rights defender.” It was a plea echoed by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. “We can all be human rights defenders, and – given how much we owe to others for the rights many of us now take for granted – we all should be human rights defenders,” she said in a message. “At the very least, we should do our utmost to support those who do defend human rights.”She, too, noted that human rights defenders come from all walks of life, “ranging from princesses and politicians, to professionals such as journalists, teachers and doctors, to people with little or no formal education.“There are no special qualifications. All it takes is commitment, and courage,” she said, underscoring the risks they run and citing Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, who was murdered outside her apartment in 2006, and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) human rights defender Floribert Chebeya Bahizire, who was found dead in his car earlier this year.“But many of those less well-known defenders who are murdered for their belief in human rights remain unknown to the wider world,” she stressed. “On this Human Rights Day, I call on Governments to acknowledge that criticism is not a crime, and to release all those people who have been detained for peacefully exercising their fundamental freedoms to defend democratic principles and human rights.”General Assembly President Joseph Deiss noted in his message that the 192-member body “strongly benefits” from the work of human rights defenders.“They bring a grassroots perspective to our debates, they galvanize action, they advance issues and they play a pioneering role; they thus lay the ground for the intergovernmental processes that take place at the General Assembly,” he stated.A group of 55 independent UN independent human rights experts used the Day to call on States to recognize and respond to the continued targeting of rights defenders by non-State actors, which have lead to the deaths of community leaders, lawyers, journalists, women defenders, social activists and many others working to stop discrimination and injustice. “They do not bear arms, they do not use violence, defenders use only their voices and persistence to challenge injustice peacefully,” said Najat Maalla M’jid, Chair of the Committee representing the UN experts. “However, too often it is human rights defenders themselves who require protection from human rights abuses.” In a joint statement to mark the Day, the experts – who report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council in an independent and unpaid capacity – praised all those individuals and organizations that reveal injustice, discrimination and human rights violations that would otherwise remain hidden, stating: “We could not function without them.” 10 December 2010The United Nations marked Human Rights Day today by shining the spotlight on the hundreds of thousands of “largely unsung heroes,” the human rights defenders who risk dismissal, harassment, torture, jail and even death for their activities. read more

Deadpool Star Wars help Cineplex set attendance record in first quarter

TORONTO — Canada’s largest chain of movie theatres says it set a record for attendance in the first quarter thanks in part to the continued interest in the “Star Wars” saga and a strong February opening for “Deadpool.”Cineplex Inc. (TSX:CGX) says it hosted 20.6 million patrons during the first three months of this year, a 17.4 per cent increase over the first quarter of 2015.Revenue from all Cineplex business lines totalled $379.9 million, up 30.8 per cent from $289.8 million a year earlier.Cineplex Inc to sell an even pricier and more immersive 4D film ticket‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ helps propel Cineplex to record Q4 resultsBox office sales accounted for $192.6 million of the total revenue, with smaller contributions coming from food, amusement games and other types of leisure activities.Cineplex reaped an average of $9.36 per patron from the box office and $5.44 per patron from concession sales, up about five per cent in both cases.Net income more than doubled to $21.5 million or 34 cents per share from $10.5 million or 17 cents per share and the dividend to Cineplex shareholders will increase by 3.8 per cent to $1.62 per share on an annualized basis.“Deadpool” opened in February and was the top film in the first quarter for Cineplex, followed by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which opened in the fourth quarter of 2015. read more

Conrad Black to return to Canada after release from Florida jail source

OTTAWA – Conrad Black will be allowed to return to Canada when he is freed from a Florida jail later this week, The Canadian Press has learned.A source has confirmed the disgraced media baron has been granted a one-year temporary resident permit by the Citizenship and Immigration department.The decision sparked a heated exchange Tuesday in the House of Commons over allegations of special treatment and double standards.“Matters such as this are a matter of personal privacy,” Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney told NDP Leader Tom Mulcair in the Commons, to boos and heckling from the opposition benches. “I cannot comment on specific cases without a privacy waiver.”Nonetheless, Kenney went on to describe his department’s handling of Black’s application, which he said came in February.“Having said that, I can advise the House with respect to this individual, I indicated to my department that I would not have any involvement in an application from that individual, and that his application would be treated by highly trained, independent members of our public service,” said Kenney.The NDP leader raised the case of American Gary Freeman, who — despite four decades of quiet life in Canada where he has raised a family — has been denied a temporary resident permit because of 30-day sentence he served in Chicago in the 1960s.“It is a clear case of a double standard, one for an American black man from Chicago, another for a British white man coming out of federal penitentiary in Chicago,” said Mulcair, drawing cries of “shame!” from the government benches.Kenney accused the NDP of trying to politicize immigration issues.“We think the law should be consistently applied by independent, highly-trained public servants, not by political demagogues,” said the minister.Citing sources, the Globe and Mail reported Tuesday that the one-year temporary resident permit granted Black is valid from early this month, when Black is freed from jail in Florida, until May next year.It said Black paid a $200 fee on March 20 for the temporary resident permit.The Supreme Court of Canada made the need for the permit clear earlier this month when handing down a ruling on an unrelated libel case. The decision specified that Black could not re-enter the country without “the special permission of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration even once he has finished serving his sentence.”Immigration lawyer Joel Sandaluk told The Canadian Press a temporary resident permit would be all the permission that’s required, adding Kenney would not have to weigh in personally.Bob Rae, the interim Liberal leader, said he had no objection to Black’s return to Canada, but noted that “the government, having exercised apparently its compassion towards Mr. Black, they now have to begin to apply the same standard to a number of other cases and situations.”“And so in a sense the federal government is now, if you like, hoisted by its own petard,” added Rae.Kenney later noted on Twitter that “immigration officers issued 6,541 temporary resident permits to overcome criminality (last year), 907 of which overcame serious criminality.”But Mulcair said the government needs to apply consistent standards, and if Freeman is ineligible to return because of a criminal record, so should be Black.“It’s quite clear that if you’re an insider, you get one set of treatment,” Mulcair said outside the Commons.“By the way, Minister Kenney’s never hesitated before to get involved in these files politically,” he added, citing a Federal Court ruling that slammed Kenney’s office over a refusal to permit rabble-rousing left-wing British politician George Galloway into Canada for a March 2009 speaking engagement.According to Justice Richard Mosley’s 2010 ruling, “the main reason why the respondents sought to prevent Mr. Galloway from entering Canada was that they disagreed with his political views.”Born in Montreal, Black gave up his Canadian citizenship in 2001 after being offered a peerage in Britain’s House of Lords, something then-prime minister Jean Chretien forbade him from accepting while he held a Canadian passport.He’s due for release Friday from a U.S. prison after serving a reduced sentence for fraud.Black’s controversial business dealings while at the helm of Hollinger’s global media empire netted him fraud and obstruction of justice convictions in 2007 and saw him spend several years in a Florida prison.Black has stated in previous media interviews that he hopes to return to Toronto, where he and wife Barbara Amiel still own a home.His memoir “A Matter of Principle” is one of three nominees for the 2012 National Business Book Award, and media reports suggest he plans to be in attendance when the winner is announced May 28. by The Canadian Press Posted May 1, 2012 7:03 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Conrad Black to return to Canada after release from Florida jail: source read more

Soldier pleads guilty to manslaughter after accidentally shooting best friend during tour

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said statistics relating to cases of manslaughter by gross negligence were not routinely collated, but this incidents of this kind are extremely rare in the British armed forces. The Telegraph understands that only three servicemen have died as a result of a firearm being negligently handled by another soldier in the last 10 years.Psychological reports will be presented prior to sentencing, which Vice Judge Advocate General of the armed forces, Michael Hunter, said would be on March 8. 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. LCpl Theaker was part of a detachment from the 2nd Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment based at Camp Taji, north of Baghdad. The court was told he fired a single shot from a service pistol which killed LCpl Hetherington, a vehicle commander in the Force Protection Platoon.LCpl Hetherington, who was nicknamed ‘Snowball’, had been in Iraq for a month when he died. His partner, Savannah Brown, had given birth to their daughter Safaya-Rose three months before the fatal shooting.In a statement read out by defence barrister Ben Knight, LCpl Theaker described the shooting as a “terrible accident”.”There was no ill feeling or malice between us. He was my best friend,” he said.Speaking to The Sun on Sunday in 2017, Anne Hetherington, 59, said of LCpl Theaker: “He can’t cope with what happened. I am a grieving mum but he is drowning in not just grief but guilt, too. I haven’t mourned my son yet… I need to make sure Colin survives.”She described how LCpl Theaker had been overwhelmed by guilt. “He couldn’t grasp why I didn’t hate him or want him dead, too,” she said.“He was totally broken. He still is. He is a broken soul. Colin has gone from a strong soldier to a little boy again who needs looking after. I could never walk away.” A Lance Corporal in the army pleaded guilty on Monday to killing his best friend at an Army camp in Iraq.Colin Theaker accidentally fired a single shot directly at fellow Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington after “playing around” with a service pistol in their living accommodation.The fatal shooting took place on January 2, 2017, while the pair were on deployment helping to train local forces to fight Islamic State militants.LCpl Hetherington’s mother, Anne, 59, has previously spoken of how she found it easy to forgive LCpl Theaker.  “Two young men died that day but one of them is still breathing. Colin admits he would have taken his own life if I hadn’t forgiven him,” she said.The court was told that a fellow soldier in the next room allegedly heard the victim say something to the effect of, “no, no don’t do that,” which was immediately followed by a gunshot.LCpl Hetherington, aged 22 when he died, was buried with full military honours after a funeral was held in his hometown of Middleton, Greater Manchester, weeks later. He was the first British military fatality in Iraq since 2009.Flanked by his barrister, LCpl Theaker appeared via video link from Weeton Barracks, near Preston, Lancs. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter by gross negligence during a short 23-minute hearing at Catterick Garrison court martial centre. read more

Atlas Copcos Rig Control System enhanced with Auto Rod Change technology

first_imgAtlas Copco’s Rig Control System (RCS) continues its legacy of enabling automation to promote safe, lean and productive mining with the patent pending Auto Rod Change technology. The Auto Rod Change (ARC) system is descrined as “a milestone” for Atlas Copco’s Pit Viper blasthole drill product line, “seamlessly integrating into the existing AutoDrill for a complete multi-pass product.” ARC is a patent pending technology and throughout the AutoDrill process the system reliably and efficiently adds rods to reach target depth and removes rods during retract and cleaning phases.Atlas Copco says that its primary goal with the ARC system was to build a fast, repeatable and reliable system. Taking a holistic approach, the “seamless” multi-tasking software controls are coupled with a redesigned mechanical breakout system and sensor suite to deliver a mine-ready solution. ARC has been tested and run in a variety of mine conditions to ensure it is ready for the demanding environments an Atlas Copco blasthole drill will face. “I have plenty of experience with changing pipe in multi-pass operations, and while I may beat the system over a couple of holes, it usually beats me over the course of a few hours of drilling,” said Atlas Copco Drill Master Bryan Scoggin. “The Auto Rod Change is one of the smoothest, most consistent automations that I have had the opportunity to work with.” This proven system works in a vertical or angled tower position, and has an updated mechanical system and hardened sensor suite that work together while drilling. The ARC system has undergone several field tests, already drilling over 110,000 m.last_img read more

Turkish Foreign Minister warns Greece not to become a shelter for coup

first_imgRelations between Turkey and Greece remain strained, though small steps to overcome differences were made last week during Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias’ visit to the neighbouring country.Kotzias met with his counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu and discussed bilateral issues, mainly the refugee wave from Syria crossing the Aegean, but also the issue of Turkish people seeking asylum in Greece to avoid being jailed by the Erdogan government. Speaking at a joint news conference, the two Foreign Ministers addressed the issue, with Cavucoglu urging Greece to refrain from becoming a “safe haven” for those responsible for the failed coup against Recep Tayip Erdogan in July 2016. More than 995 Turkish citizens labelled as “coup plotters” by their government have applied for asylum in Greece and the Turkish MP pointed out that a vetting process is in order to determine whether they are linked to the US-based clerk Fetullah Gulen, accused by Turkey of being the mastermind behind the failed coup. “We would not want our neighbour Greece, with whom we are improving our ties, to be a safe haven for Gulenists,” Cavusoclu said, to which the Greek Forein Minister responded that the Greek judiciary should be respected and left to reach decisions without political interference, even if that means that these decisions will be unpleasant to any side. The Turkish Foreign Minister also expressed his country’s dissatisfaction with Greece, for refusing to extradite eight soldiers who fled Turkey after the coup attempt. More than 50,000 people in Turkey have been jailed pending trial after the coup and more than 150,000 have been sacked or suspended from their jobs in the military, public and private sectors, in what human rights groups and international observers deem as a move by President Erdogan to crush dissent, using the coup as a pretext. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Health update on WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan

first_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Ric Flair’s wife, Wendy Barlow provides health update, Says he expects to fully recover Pinterest WhatsApp WWE Hall of Famer Bob “Blackjack” Mulligan is said to have suffered a heart attack early on Wednesday right before he was scheduled to undergo brain surgery per a report by Mike Johnson. Mulligan, who is 72 years of age, is said to be currently in critical condition at the hospital, but is awake. Mulligan has underwent a number of health issues in recent years, notably suffering a stroke in 2009. On behalf of the staff at Wrestleview.com, we send out our best wishes to Mulligan, his family and friends during this tough time. Source: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipTrump set to ban flavored e-cigarettesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 2:08/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 52.61%0:05Remaining Time -2:03 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 Suicide Is Skyrocketing In America, And Nurses Are Faring Even Worse Now Playing Up Next Melania Trump Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Twitter Videos Articles Ric Flair posts an update on his health following surgery, promises to be back up soon center_img Alex Azar Now Playing Up Next Donald Trump People Are Dying From Vaping And Experts Don’t Know Why Now Playing Up Next Facebook Trump set to ban flavored e-cigarettes Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia announce a new type of convention Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Make No Mistake, Vaping Can Hurt Your Lungs Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015last_img read more

Cisco partners Google to roll out public highspeed WiFi

first_imgKOCHI: Global networking giant Cisco in partnership with Google on Monday announced to roll out free high-speed Wi-Fi access globally, starting with India. The first pilot under the partnership has been rolled out at 35 locations in Bengaluru. Cisco will work with Google’s “Station Platform” to provide communities around the country access to a free public Wi-Fi. Also Read – HC declines protection to Shivakumar from arrest Advertise With Us “We are committed to security. It will run on https environment, the same environment in which you do online banking transactions,” Sajith Sivanandan, Managing Director and Business Head, Google Pay and “Next Billion User Initiatives,” India, told reporters here. “The service will be supported by advertisements. We will think of more products to make the service commercially available”. Also Read – Odisha’s Conjoined Twins To Return Home 2 Years After Separation Advertise With Us According to Cisco, the vision behind rolling out this device is that the Internet should be a fundamental right in this country. Currently, about half a billion people in India are online, while 800 million are still not connected to the Internet. Even as telecom infrastructure has become increasingly robust and ubiquitous, public access to high-speed data is critical for connecting over 800 million Indians who still are not online. Advertise With Us Reliable and the high-speed public is a key building block to realising the potential of a truly digital economy, said the two companies. By September this year, 200 locations in Bengaluru will be Wi-Fi enabled, followed by another 300 by in the second phase, Cisco said. The locations include public spaces like bus stops, hospitals and government offices, etc. “We are excited to partner with Google to bring free, open, high-quality internet access to everyone in India,” said Sameer Garde, President, Cisco India and Saarc. “This also represents a significant growth opportunity, the demand for public Wi-Fi hotspots is expected to go up by 100X over the next 3 years, creating new markets for Cisco and our partners,” he added. According to a TRAI report, globally, there is on Wi-Fi hotspot for every 150 people, and in India, eight million additional hotspots must be installed to achieve the same ratio, creating new market opportunities for infrastructure providers and internet service providers. India has only 52,000 Wi-Fi hotspots today, necessitating a proactive strategy to make high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots ubiquitous across the country. “It is an important partnership from the context of furthering the vision of Digital India, by making hi-speed public Wi-FI as pervasive as possible in congested city settings,” Prabhu Ram, Head-Industry Intelligence Group, CyberMedia Research, told IANS.last_img read more

The rich have more money but the poor are rich in heart

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — The world could one day be an economically equal place, if the lower-income population have anything to do with it. In an interesting yet disheartening series of socioeconomic experiments, led by a team of UC Berkeley researchers, the findings are that those on the lower-income levels are more likely to give and be charitable than their higher paid counterparts. In one experiment in particular, led by doctoral student, Paul Piff and his researchers, participants completed a questionnaire reporting their socioeconomic status and a few days later were provided with $10 to share anonymously. The findings concluded the more generous of the income brackets were on the lower-income scale. A recent national survey reiterates the results, revealing lower-income people give more of their hard-earned money to charity than the wealthy.At a time when the richest one percent of Americans own more than the bottom 90 percent combined, Piff and his colleagues’ findings are more than a little timely. “Our data suggests that an ironic and self-perpetuating dynamic may in part explain this trend,” the study researchers write, to be published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. “Whereas lower-class individuals may give more of their resources away, upper-class individuals may tend to preserve and hold onto their wealth. This differential pattern of giving versus saving among upper–and lower– class people could serve to exacerbate economic inequality in society.”Piff and his researchers, including Greater Good Science Center Faculty , Dacher Keltner, conducted a second experiment based on the definitive psychological evidence that the less people have, the more they give. The participants did an exercise stating how they felt people should divvy their annual income. They were able to choose from charitable contributions, recreation, food, and other miscellaneous things. The point of the activity was to make them feel higher or lower on the status bar. It showed, again, those on the lower end, thought a higher percentage should be charitable.The researchers also found evidence that the likelihood of executing other compassionate, generous tasks and behaviors might be explained by their higher concern for equality and empathy for others. Though on the other end, when researchers provoked compassion in the higher-class participants, they were just as much — if not more — socially conscious as the lower-class participants. The researchers felt being “rich or “poor” wouldn’t necessarily indicate social behaviors, but it is the starting level of compassion they might feel for others. Prior research, found by Piff and his colleagues, suggests lower income people might be more compassionate because they’re more closely rooted to and dependent on others, therefore more empathetic. It’s also thought the more money the lower-earning people make in their lifetime and the higher their status becomes. As a result of it, the ability to connect with others’ point-of-view disappears, including the low-income population they were once ties to. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (c) 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: The rich have more money but the poor are rich in heart: study (2010, August 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-08-rich-money-poor-heart.htmlcenter_img More information: psycnet.apa.org/journals/psp/ Explore further Rich man, poor man: study shows body language can indicate socioeconomic statuslast_img read more

Southwest eyes Canada for next round of expansion

first_img Share Tags: Canada, Southwest Airlines Posted by Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img ANNAPOLIS — Southwest’s expansion plans could include Canada.The original low-cost carrier and the model for countless LCCs and ULCCs, including Canada’s own WestJet, could bring its low fares and customer-first philosophy to Canada in the next few years, says Southwest CEO Gary Kelly.According to the Orlando Business Journal, Kelly told shareholders at Southwest’s annual shareholders’ meeting that Hawaii is first on his wish list. Southwest’s new Hawaii flights are set to launch at the end of 2018. Kelly said: “Our focus this year is on boosting service through our domestic route system. Hawaii expansion will be the major focus for Southwest in 2019, as far as fleet is concerned.”Once the airline’s Hawaii service launches, flights to Canada and also Europe are also strong possibilities for the coming years, said Kelly.WestJet and Southwest signed a distribution and codeshare partnership back in 2008. The carriers exited the deal in 2010. Southwest eyes Canada for next round of expansion Wednesday, May 23, 2018 last_img read more

Win 500 for your best USA travel tip

first_imgVisit USA, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of travel to the United States of America, has compiled an indispensable guide on travelling in the United States.The Visit USA members, with decades of experience, have contributed snippets of wisdom and crucial tips about travelling in the States for Australian travellers which have been combined into a booklet for travel agents.Access to the downloadable guide is available free of charge, from the Visit USA website now.To promote the guide, Visit USA is asking travel agents for their own favourite tips for travelling in the USA. The best tip will win its contributor AU$500* cash.To enter the competition consultants can leave their tips on the Visit USA Facebook page and through its Twitter account.  The winning tip will be included in the regularly updated guide.“Who wouldn’t want to win $500 cash,” Visit USA President Janette Davie says. “Australian travel agents have garnered some amazing travel hints and we are looking forward to adding their suggestions to the Visit USA guide.“The guide will be an essential tool for all travel agents selling travel to the USA. It contains up-to-date advice on things like visa requirements, tipping, shopping, restaurant etiquette etc..”An example of a handy, lesser known tip, included in the new Visit USA travel guide, is: wall switches are off in the down position and on in the up position – the reverse of Australia. Wall sockets do not have an on/off position – they are always on…this courtesy of Visit USA Secretariat Mike Lillie.For travel agents wishing to increase their knowledge and skills, the Visit USA website also provides quick links to several member online training modules such at Brand USA, Disney Parks and Resorts, Hawai’i Tourism Oceania, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, New York and Company, Visit Anaheim, and Visit California. Full terms and conditionsSource = VISIT USAlast_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Palmer’s two picks bring his season total to 13 and places him fourth in the NFL in interceptions. This marks his fourth multi-interception game of the year, the most he’s has had since his first season with the Cardinals in 2013 (seven). – / 31center_img Both of Palmer’s interceptions occurred in the first quarter, with the first coming on the opening drive for the Cardinals. After securing a first down, Palmer tried getting the ball to Larry Fitzgerald near Miami’s 49-yard line, but found rookie Mike Hull instead. Ryan Tannehill took the gift from Palmer and scored the first touchdown of the game, a 28-yard pass to Kenny Stills.The second hiccup by Palmer happened at the 1:17 mark of the first quarter, where he again tried feeding Fitzgerald, but was picked off by Bacarri Rambo.Pro Football Focus gave Palmer a passing grade of 52.7, and stated that while the quarterback didn’t perform at his best, it was good enough given the weather conditions.When his offensive line could keep Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh off him, Carson Palmer was steady, if not explosive in the moist conditions in Miami. When the Dolphins’ pass rush got to Palmer (16 of his 37 dropbacks), the Cardinals’ offense and Palmer saw their performance drop off significantly. Palmer completed only four of his 12 pass attempts under pressure, good for only 3.4 yards per attempt.However, the quarterback has been arguably ineffective all year with a 20:13 touchdown to interception ratio. To put that into perspective, Palmer turned the ball over in the air 11 times last season, but supplemented that by throwing a career-best 35 touchdowns. A rain-soaked day in Miami, with the season on the line, was not an ideal time for Carson Palmer to have one of his worst games of the year.The 36-year-old completed only 18-of-33 passes for 145 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in a 26-23 loss to the Dolphins. Palmer’s 145 yards were the least the quarterback has thrown since his 129-yard performance in a Week 17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks last season — a game in which he only played the first half. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) looks to pass, during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

News about the cabinet expected on Tuesday

first_imgPresident Nicos Anastasiades said there will be news on Tuesday regarding the composition of the new cabinet.Asked if there will be any news today on the matter as he was coming out of the presidential palace, Anastasiades said “yes.” You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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