Traffic Advisory Highway 104

first_img Local Area Office: 902-863-0364 Fax: 902-863-7482 -30- ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Highway 104 There will be one lane closures on Highway 104 on the West RiverBridge in Antigonish, near the intersection of Church Street andthe highway, from Wednesday, Oct. 20 to Tuesday, Nov. 30. Roadcrews will be carrying out joint replacement work and repaving. Traffic control persons will be in place and motorists are askedto use caution while travelling in the area. last_img

TransAlta to build steam and power plant at SemCAMS natural gas facility

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. says it is partnering with SemCAMS Midstream ULC to build a $105-million power-and-steam cogeneration facility at a natural gas processing plant near Fox Creek in northern Alberta.TransAlta says it will pay for and construct the 40-megawatt plant and SemCAMS has agreed to buy a 50 per cent stake when it begins operating in late 2021.All of the steam produced at the facility and about half of the electricity are to be sold to SemCAMS under a 13-year fixed price contract, with the remainder of the electricity sold into the Alberta grid.The partners say the cogeneration facility will eliminate the need for traditional boilers and reduce annual carbon emissions of the operation by about 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, equal to the emissions of 20,000 vehicles.In September, Calgary-based TransAlta unveiled a $2-billion clean energy investment plan to convert its Alberta coal-fired generating facilities to natural gas and complete construction of four wind power projects in the United States and Alberta.TransAlta CEO Dawn Farrell says the project with SemCAMS will greatly increase the energy efficiency of the existing gas plant. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 1, 2019.Companies in this story: (TSX:TA)The Canadian Press read more

Counterterrorism unit set up in Alberta to help protect energy industry public

by John Cotter, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 6, 2012 5:11 pm MDT EDMONTON – The federal government has set up a counter-terrorism unit in Alberta and one of its main jobs will be to help protect the energy industry from attacks by extremists.The integrated national security enforcement team will be led by the RCMP and include officers from CSIS, the Edmonton and Calgary police forces and federal border patrol.Assistant Commissioner Gilles Michaud said the key to effectively guarding the labyrinth of oil and natural gas wells, pipelines and refineries in Alberta will be to gather intelligence to prevent attacks before they happen.“When we look at the booming economy of the province of Alberta over the years, one would be led to believe that there is an increased threat to the infrastructure,” Michaud said Wednesday.“We are basically looking at any individuals or groups that pose a threat to critical infrastructure, to our economy, to our safety that is based on either religious, political or ideological goals.”There are about 400,000 kilometres of provincially regulated energy pipelines criss-crossing Alberta. That does not include federally regulated or smaller distribution pipelines.The Energy Resources Conservation Board estimates there are 176,000 operating oil and natural gas wells dotting Alberta’s landscape. There are also eight oilsands mines, five upgraders and more than 250 in situ oilsands facilities.The 32-member Alberta team is the latest to be announced by Ottawa since the 9-11 terrorist attacks almost 11 years ago. Other teams are already operating in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec.Michaud said the terrorist threat in Canada could come more from people inside the country than outside the border.He pointed to the bombings of Encana natural gas wells and pipelines in the Tomslake area of northeastern B.C. in 2008 and 2009 as an example of “domestic terrorism.” No one was injured in the six separate explosions, but the bombings showed how vulnerable energy infrastructure can be.“We have seen incidents as recently as a couple of years ago in northern B.C. and Dawson Creek where explosions on pipelines basically created some chaos,” he said.“Those are the kinds of incidents, those are the type of threats, that we are facing right here and now.”RCMP arrested environmental activist Wiebo Ludwig, but he was released from custody without being charged. Ludwig, who died in April of cancer, was convicted and served jail time in the early 2000s for bombing oil and natural gas facilities in Alberta.Michaud said the Alberta unit hasn’t been formed to snoop on people or groups that oppose energy projects such as the oilsands or the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline to the B.C. coast.“There has to be violence attached to their activities in order for us to pay attention to them,” he said.“That being said, in our role of preventing these threats from occurring, it is important that intelligence is collected against the activities of groups before they become violent.”The RCMP say the unit will almost double the number of police working on counter-terrorism in Alberta, including looking for and investigating foreign terrorism suspects.Alberta-based Mounties were involved in the investigation that led to the arrest last year of suspected terrorist Sayfildin Tahir Sharif in Edmonton.Sharif is accused of helping to plan a 2009 suicide bombing attack in Iraq that killed five American soldiers. The U.S. is trying to extradite him to face murder and conspiracy charges.“We work with our international partners,” Michaud said. “In that case, with the FBI, in mounting a criminal prosecution against the individual for his activities overseas.”Michaud said teams in other provinces were involved in the Toronto 18 case, in which 11 people were convicted and sent to prison for their role in a plot to bomb the Toronto offices of CSIS, the Toronto Stock Exchange and an eastern Ontario military base.Alberta has been working for years with the RCMP and the energy industry to better protect critical infrastructure from threats and began developing its own counter-terrorism management plan in 2002.Under the province’s plan, companies that operate facilities such as oilsands mines, pipelines, petrochemical plants and refineries must have policies to deal with and respond to threats.The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers welcomed Wednesday’s announcement.“Obviously it is important to protect the vital pieces of infrastructure that we have in the province,” association spokesman Travis Davies said from Calgary.“Whether it is oil and gas, wells, pipes, rail, electricity facilities — these are all critical to Canadian security.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Counter-terrorism unit set up in Alberta to help protect energy industry, public read more

Apple cofounder Steve Jobs childhood home in California gets historic designation

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – The Silicon Valley home where Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs grew up and built some of his first computers is now on the city’s list of historic properties.The historical commission in the city of Los Altos voted unanimously for the historic designation Monday night, the Palo Alto Daily News reported ( ). Any proposed renovations to the modest, ranch-style home now require additional review.The home, where Jobs and his foster parents moved in 1968, is owned by Jobs’ sister, Patricia Jobs. The commission didn’t need her permission for the designation, although she could appeal it to the City Council.Zachary Dahl, a senior planner with the city, said Patricia Jobs requested corrections to the city’s evaluation of the property but then didn’t respond when it was sent to her for review.“So I’m assuming that was an affirmative because I have had multiple communications with her over the past several weeks,” Dahl said.Steve Jobs, with help from his sister and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, built the first 100 Apple I computers at the home, according to the city’s evaluation. Fifty were sold to a shop in neighbouring Mountain View for $500 each.Steve Jobs also wooed some of Apple’s first investors and in 1976, established the first partnership for Apple at the home. The company later relocated to nearby Cupertino.“I think it’s a good thing for the Silicon Valley,” Dag Spicer, senior curator with the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, said about the historic designation. “People need things to reflect on and to hold on to, to have a sense of belonging.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ childhood home in California gets historic designation by The Associated Press Posted Oct 29, 2013 8:09 am MDT read more

He didnt disgrace himself – Mariners boss on Bolt debut

Bolt came on after 71 minutes of the Mariners’ 6-1 defeat of a Central Coast Select XI and caused some nervy moments for the visiting defence with one run and shot forcing the goalkeeper into a decent save.The 32-year-old was inches away from getting on the scoresheet shortly after, as he just failed to connect with a loose ball at the left-hand post with the goal gaping.And while he appeared a work in progress, Mulvey was reasonably encouraged.“He didn’t disgrace himself, he did himself proud, he was on there for 20 mins,” Mulvey told Fox Sports. “I said before the game that football movements are different to athletic movements, but he showed he has got some skills, he did okay.”Asked for a timeframe for when Bolt may make his A-League debut, Mulvey added: “He’s here for the long haul if necessary, but my main focus is on getting the team ready to go for the start of the season. We have seven weeks to go.”There was a bumper attendance for the pre-season friendly but Mulvey was quick to hail the global focus Bolt has brought to Gosford, a northern suburb of Sydney.“He doesn’t lack self-confidence but he’s not arrogant,” he said. “He’s a good guy to have around, he’s had a positive impact on the club, the community, the A-League and within Australia.“This game has gone out to over 60 countries so he’s globalised the competition so that can’t be a bad thing.”Bolt admitted he still has some way to go in terms of his football understanding but vowed to continue learning.He said: “The biggest thing is to understand how the guys play, where I should be when the ball is at a certain point on the field and I am learning that. It takes time to understand and the more I play, the more I listen and train, it will get better.“It will take time to get to know everyone, but the boys have accepted me, always encouraged me.”The given crowd of 9,958 also raised a few eyebrows, with Bolt’s fastest-ever 100 metres clocked at 9.58 seconds.“It’s God’s way of doing what he does,” smiled the Jamaican. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBolt takes first tentative steps on Man Utd dreamAugust 21, 2018In “Sports”Bolt ‘offered cut-price deal’ in Australia — reportsOctober 23, 2018In “Sports”Bolt still chasing professional football dreamNovember 5, 2018In “latest news” Usain BoltSportsMax- Central Coast Mariners boss Mike Mulvey gave a cautious thumbs-up to Usain Bolt’s first outing for the club, saying the world’s fastest man “didn’t disgrace himself” on his football debut. read more

The 9 at 9 Saturday

first_imgEVERY DAY, brings you nine things you need to know with your morning cup of coffee.1. #LEICESTER FIRE: Three people have been arrested in connection with a deadly street attack which took place just hours before a house fire killed a mother and three children of a Beaumont Hospital doctor, Taufiq Sattar. Police are investigating if the murder is possibly linked to the fire.2. #ANTRIM: It is understood that the PSNI are not looking for anyone else in relation to the shooting dead of two men in the county, who are believed to be a dairy farmer and one of his workers. [RTE]3. #REFORM ALLIANCE: Dublin South TD Peter Mathews, one of the members of the new Reform Alliance (RA) group, told that he is still a member of Fine Gael and that there will be no new party and “there never will be”.4. #CRIME CRACKDOWN: As part of a large-scale inter-country operation called “Operation Majesty” gardaí carried out seven searches in Dublin and Meath yesterday, arresting two men in connection to a major drugs network worth €40 million.5. #BUDGET: The European Commission could demand changes to Ireland’s budget next month if the Government is deemed to have made insufficient fiscal adjustments, writes Suzanne Lynch in The Irish Times.6. #SYRIA: US-Russia talks on eliminating Syria’s chemical weapon’s programme has entered its third day in Geneva, with a US official saying the two sides were “coming to agreement”. [Reuters]7. #COLORADO: At least four people have been killed and 172 people are unaccounted for amid floods in Colorado in the US. [CNN]8. #CANCER: Majella O’Donnell, wife of Donegal singer, Daniel O’Donnell had her head shaved for charity live on the Late Late Show last night. She was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.  [The Independent]9. #ALCOHOL-FREE: UCC confirmed to that 25 students have indicated they would be interested in availing in the new alcohol-free accommodation on offer this year.last_img read more

Technology fashionista creates a Tron Legacy Quorra Costume

first_imgAlthough Halloween is behind us, here is one costume we had to show you because it looks awesome. Not only that, it is a reminder that Tron: Legacy will hit the theaters in a little over a month, on December 17th.Created by a fan of technology and fashion, Syuzi made this “Quorra” costume for this past weekened and strutted her neon glowing self around the city of Los Angles. This costume, which portrays one of Tron: Legacy’s protagonists, is created out of faux leather and electroluminescent (EL) film that are Velcro-ed into the suit for easier cleaning. And though Syuzi mentions that cutting and re-soldering the EL film was a bit of a challenge, we think the end result looks downright high-tech and sexy.AdChoices广告If interested, Syuzi plans on putting up a tutorial on her blog how to work with EL film in a few weeks. So if you happen to know your way around a needle and thread, along with a soldering iron, you could make Tron-inspired costumes of your very own.Read more at Fashioning Technology, via KotakuQuorra Costume 1 (450 x 671)Quorra Costume 1 (450 x 671)Quorra Costume 2Quorra Costume 3Quorra Costume 4last_img read more

Missilealert error reveals uncertainty about how to react

first_imgHONOLULU — When Jonathan Scheuer got an alert on his phone of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii, he and his family didn’t know what to do. They went to their guest bedroom, then decided it would be safer on the ground floor of their Honolulu home.“What do we do?” he wondered. “Where do we go?”People should immediately seek shelter in a building “or other substantial structure,” once an attack-warning siren sounds, according to guidance the state distributed previously. The state recommends having 14-day survival kit of food and water.Residents and tourists alike remained rattled after the mistaken alert was blasted out to cellphones across the islands with a warning to seek immediate shelter and the ominous statement: “This is not a drill.”“Clearly there is a massive gap between letting people know something’s coming and having something for them to do,” Scheuer said Sunday. “Nobody knew what to do.”Lisa Foxen, a social worker and mother of two young children in east Honolulu, said the best thing to come out of the scare was that it pushed her family to come up with a plan if there is a real threat.last_img read more

Emery believes Arsenal can still turn things around

first_imgThe Gunners had a 22-game unbeaten run, but they have lost three of the last six English Premier League matches.Arsenal is currently sitting in the fifth position of the English Premier League table.The Gunners have 12 wins, 5 draws and 5 loses.And after a 22-game unbeaten run between August and December, Arsenal has lost three of its last six EPL games.But coach Unai Emery believes he still has time to turn things around.“The idea is to get Arsenal back to where the club deserves to be, but it needs time,” Emery was quoted by France 24.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“At Arsenal, it’s maybe the first time I feel that I have the support to build up from the bottom in order to get where we want to be.”“It allows us to work more for the long-term ?- or at least, ‘long-term’ in football terms. It supports the kind of work we want to do at this club,” he added.“At certain times, you have to provoke friction with footballers.”“From that friction, you can get something more out of them, something from inside, a greater sense of ambition or maybe even a complaint ?- a complaint regarding the team can be positive,” he commented.“As a manager, you have to be careful because that friction can break a relationship. But I believe in always looking for more, both individually and collectively.”last_img read more

Meredith Corp Shuffles Sales Structure Amid Ongoing Time Inc Integration

first_imgLongtime Women’s Health publisher Laura Frerer-Schmidt, who appeared to be one of the victims of Hearst’s acquisition of Rodale, will now join Meredith as group publisher of InStyle and Shape. Ann Gobel, who was VP of Time Inc.’s lifestyle group, will now report to Frerer-Schmidt as publisher of Shape. Kevin Martinez, who had been VP and group sales director of InStyle, will evidently not remain with the company going forward.Giulio Capua, who most recently served as chief business officer at Condé Nast and publisher of Architectural Digest until last October, will join Meredith to oversee the luxury titles Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure. Reporting to Capua will be Food & Wine publisher Todd Bair, who once served as VP of Golf Digest, and Travel + Leisure publisher Jay Meyer, who had previously been SVP of Time Inc.’s travel group.The Magnolia Journal‘s publisher, Mark Josephson, is set to see a major promotion after that title’s successful launch in 2016; he’ll be given additional oversight of Midwest Living (with Melissa Luebbe as publisher), as well as Parents, Parents Latina, Ser Padres, and Family Fun (with Steve Grune as group publisher), and Traditional Home (with Beth McDonough as publisher).Stephen Bohlinger, VP and group publisher of Better Homes & Gardens and Family Circle, will add the Time Inc. titles Southern Living and Coastal Living to his portfolio. He’ll also continue to serve as publisher of Better Homes & Gardens, while Lee Slattery will stay on as Family Circle publisher. Deirdre Finnegan will shift over from Better Homes & Gardens to serve as publisher of Southern Living and Coastal Living.Martha Stewart Living group publisher Daren Mazzucca will add Real Simple to his portfolio. Chris Guilfoyle will serve as publisher of Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, reporting to Mazzucca.Carey Witmer heads up the sixth group of titles as group publisher of Cooking Light, Eating Well, Health, Allrecipes, and Rachael Ray Every Day, the latter of which she will also continue to lead as publisher. Denis Gallagher, formerly VP of global agency development for Time Inc., will shift to publisher of Cooking Light. Tiffany Ehasz will continue as publisher of Eating Well. Brendan Smyth, who had previously been with Time Inc. as associate publisher of Sunset and Coastal Living before joining Meredith in 2016, has been tapped as the next publisher of Health, which had previously been overseen by Ann Gobel as part of the lifestyle group.The company says a new publisher of Allrecipes will be named shortly.Meredith Corp.’s Des Moines, Iowa headquarters.“To fully capitalize upon our portfolio of brands and capabilities, we are aligning our sales and marketing activities within an account-driven and solution-oriented go-to-market approach that continues to place our iconic and trusted brands front and center,” said Werther in a prepared statement.Additionally, Bruce Gersh, who was promoted last week from GM to EVP and president of People, Entertainment Weekly, and People en Español, will oversee a subgroup of publishers: Cece Ryan, former Real Simple publisher, will now head up People; Ellie Duque will stay on as Entertainment Weekly publisher; and Monique Manso will continue to lead People en Español.Mike Schneider has been promoted to serve as group publisher of Fortune and Money until those titles are sold. Similarly, Danny Lee, who had been VP of brand sports sales for Sports Illustrated and SI Kids, will take over as publisher of Sports Illustrated, and Jorg Stratman has been promoted from VP and group sales director to publisher of Time.The announcement makes no mention of Karen Kovacs, or Lauren Newman, who had both been heading up industry-based sales teams since the 2016 restructuring at Time Inc. Others, like Greg Schumann, Brendan Ripp, Charlie Kammerer, Ron King, and Rick Simmons, departed the company at various points over the past two years.EVP and chief revenue officer Michael Brownstein will be responsible for cross-brand partnerships, while SVP Marla Newman will continue to lead the digital sales team, reporting to Stan Pavlovsky, president of Meredith Digital.Finally, Meredith has opted to make Time Inc.’s branded content studio, The Foundry, its central creative lab, with Chris Hercik promoted to chief creative officer. Meredith’s former branded content arm, Studio M, will be absorbed into The Foundry. As the dust settles following Meredith Corp.’s blockbuster acquisition of Time Inc. in January, the look of the newly merged company continues to come into focus.Days after announcing an aggressive integration plan for the acquisition—which will include selling at least four titles and slashing hundreds of jobs over the coming year—Meredith revealed Monday a restructuring of its sales and marketing teams, organizing the former Time Inc. titles into a series of portfolios containing existing Meredith brands, each led by an individual group publisher.The changes essentially undo the 2016 overhaul of Time Inc.’s sales structure, which eliminated publishers and placed more emphasis on category- or industry-based sales teams rather than those in charge of individual titles.Meredith veteran Doug Olson, who was promoted to president and GM of the company’s magazine business in 2016, will assume business-side leadership of Meredith’s newly expanded portfolio, with six group group publishers reporting to him. Olson, in turn, will continue to report to National Media Group president Jon Werther.last_img read more

Sealaska earnings up but losses continue

first_imgThe regional Native corporation for Southeast Alaska upped its income by $50 million in 2014. Officials at Juneau-headquartered Sealaska say it’s the start of a multiyear recovery.Download Audio:But critics point to figures showing it’s still losing money.2013 was a dark year for the 22,000-shareholder corporation.Sealaska CEO Anthony Mallott, right, discusses the regional Native corporation’s earnings and losses during a Friday press conference as Chief Financial Officer Doug Morris looks on. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Its construction company badly underestimated two federal projects,losing more than $25 million. Problems with other businesses more than doubled that amount.The corporation’s 2014 annual report, which was just released, paints a much brighter picture. It says profits totaled almost $15 million, with growth coming from its service sector.Sealaska CEO Anthony Mallott says it’s the start of a significant recovery.“We believe 2014 was a great turnaround that created a stable platform to lead to the progress that we need for the corporation,” he says.But right now, it’s not looking that bright.Sealaska still lost money last year. The profit only comes when funds for a shared pool of regional Native corporations’ natural resource earnings is included.Without that money, from a northwest Alaska mine and North Slope oil development, Sealaska is $9.5 million in the red. Official numbers are lower, because some corporate expenses aren’t counted as losses.The result is the smallest amount of business and investment income going to shareholder dividends in about a dozen years.CEO Mallott says that will change.“Stable, increasing dividends is what we want to build toward. 2013 will be a drag for a few more years, for sure,” he says.Sealaska expects growth in its timber subsidiary, which had almost closed down.Congress last year passed a controversial lands bill turning over 70,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest. Sealaska Timber Corp. is logging its first parcels from that package now, on the Cleveland Peninsula and Prince of Wales Island.Chief Financial Officer Doug Morris says the timber subsidiary is cleaning up and closing some older logging sites.“There’s a lot of infrastructure they’re going to put in place, new roads and buying more gear, getting ready for this new life, that they’re going to have going forward, It’ll be profitable but not at the levels we want to see as we go forward,” he says.Sealaska is in looking to make some significant new investments. It sold off its profitable plastics partnership and a smaller company to help fund new acquisitions closer to home.Mallott says it’s reviewed at least 100 businesses so far. One area is natural foods.“We’re looking very closely at the seafood industry. And, of course, the seafood industry can have connections to Alaska and Southeast for sure,” he says.Officials are also looking at data analytics.He says the corporation also made internal cuts. It reduced its workforce of 400 by more than a third. And it paid no management bonuses.Morris says the board of directors also made cuts, including a costly health-care credit.“They eliminated that as well as put a cap on what their fees can be for the year. So now, they can only make up to their cap, which is below what some of the fees had been over prior years,” he says.Critics says executives – especially those who retired – were overpaid, an undeserving reward for what they call poor management.Mallott took over as CEO last June, replacing Chris McNeil Jr., who stepped down. The board reorganized about the same time with a new chairman, Joe Nelson of Juneau.Five incumbent board members are up for re-election this year. They’re being challenged by an equal number of independents.last_img read more

Will send you plane come here observe JK Governor Satya

first_imgJammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday hit out at Rahul Gandhi for his remarks that there have been reports of violence in Jammu and Kashmir. Malik said he will send an aircraft for the Congress leader to visit Kashmir valley and observe the ground situation.On Saturday last, Gandhi had said some reports had come in from Jammu and Kashmir about violence there. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us On the Centre’s move to scrap special status from Jammu and Kashmir, the Governor said there was no communal angle to it. “Scrapping of Article 370 and Article 35A was for everyone. There is no communal angle (for scrapping it) in Leh, Kargil, Jammu, Rajouri-Poonch and not here either (Kashmir valley). There is no communal angle to it,” he said. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us Malik said the issue was being fanned by some people. “Foreign press has made an attempt and we have warned them. All hospitals are open for you and if even a single person has been hit by a bullet, prove it. But only four people were hit by pellets in legs when there was violence and there were no serious injuries to anyone,” he said. Replying to a question about allegations that Kashmir valley has been turned into a “concentration camp”, the Governor said people don’t know the meaning of a concentration camp. “I know what it is. I have gone to jail 30 times. Even then, I will not term it as a concentration camp. They (Congress) imprisoned people for one-and-half-years during Emergency, but nobody termed them concentration camps. Is preventative arrest (equal to) a concentration camp?” he said.last_img read more

Limited time offer includes free travel days with Eurail Pass

first_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Limited time offer includes free travel days with Eurail Pass Posted by Tags: Eurail, Promotions, Railcenter_img Tuesday, March 6, 2018 UTRECHT — With Eurail’s Extra Days Promotion, passes purchased now through March 31 offer up to five additional free travel days.The limited-time offer is available across Eurail’s entire portfolio of Passes – from the Global Pass to the One Country Pass – and are available for purchase up to 11 months in advance.The Eurail Global Pass gives visitors the flexibility to explore up to 28 European countries at their own pace, while the Eurail Select and One Country Passes provide a number of itinerary options by rail and sea for guests wanting to experience between one and four bordering countries within the Eurail network.The deals can be combined with Eurail’s year-round savings like children travel for free and youth discount for explorers aged 27 years and younger.All Pass holders can also access a suite of different benefits, including up to 20% off City Cards in popular destinations such as Barcelona, Brussels and Salzburg, as well as free or reduced-price entry to top city sights and attractions.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureA complete list of Pass benefits for each country is available via the Rail Planner App. Agents can also see Travelweek Group last_img read more

Costa Rican Paul Chaplet finishes Round 1 of the Masters

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica’s Paul Chaplet to tee off at Junior World Golf Championships Costa Rica’s golf phenom Paul Chaplet prepares for moment on the sport’s biggest stage Costa Rica’s Paul Chaplet misses cut for Round 3 of Masters Costa Rica to host first PGA Tour event in 2017 Chaplet struggled with his putting throughout the first round. He missed a few short puts on par and birdie tries that continued to push him back in the standings. His toughest holes came on the par-5 hole 8, where he finished with 7 strokes, and the notoriously difficult hole 10 where he double bogeyed as well.The 16-year-old nearly birdied on hole 14 but left his third-stroke put a few feet short of the hole before converting the par put. On hole 17 he had another great opportunity to find his first birdie but left the put just one foot right of the hole, settling for another par.The son of French immigrants to Costa Rica, Chaplet never even picked up a club until he was 10 years old, making his rapid ascent to golf’s grandest stage all the more remarkable. He will tee off tomorrow at 6:53 a.m. Costa Rica time alongside group mates Tom O’Meara of the U.S. and Sweden’s David Lingmerth.After the first round, last year’s winner Jordan Spieth tops the leaderboard with a score of 6-under-par. Facebook Comments Costa Rica’s Paul Chaplet had some understandable hiccups Thursday as he becamethe first Tico to ever take part in the Masters, golf’s most important annual tournament.The 16-year-old high school student from Santa Ana finished in last place in the opening round of competition in Augusta, Georgia with an 11-over-par day. It was a tough showing for the young golfer, with half of his holes ending in bogey or double-bogey.Even still, Chaplet made history Thursday as the second youngest player ever included in the Masters field, and the first Central American in the storied tournament.center_img Wishing 2015 #USKidsGolf Teen World Champion Paul Chaplet (and all our alumni!) all the best in this week’s #Masters— U.S. Kids Golf (@USKidsGolfFDN) April 7, 2016last_img read more

Hertz acquires car sharing company Flexicar

first_imgThe Hertz Corporation has acquired car sharing company Flexicar after signing an agreement yesterday. The Australian car company will be integrated into Connect by Hertz car sharing after its scheduled closure on 1 December. Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark P. Frissora said acquiring Flexicar was part of the company’s overall plan to offer customers “mobility solutions”. “The Flexicar acquisition, Connect’s first foray into the Australian market, will further strengthen our global car sharing footprint, enabling us to reach a greater audience and to provide our worldwide members access to car sharing vehicles in a sixth country,” Mr Frissora said. The Melbourne based car sharing company currently operates 90 vehicles and has up to 2,500 members throughout Melbourne and Sydney. “The Australian car sharing market closely mirrors the markets in which Connect serves, including residential, college campuses, and the business community,” Hertz Global Sales Senior Vice President Robert Stuart said. “With a growing membership base and strong car utilization rate, Flexicar provides Connect with immediate access to these key markets.” Despite the integration, Hertz said Flexicar founder Monique Conheady will remain as Director of Australian Car Sharing Operations. “We’re excited that we will be joining the Connect by Hertz family,” she said. “Hertz’s infrastructure will enable Flexicar to tap into a wider array of resourced, including its state of the art technology, while providing members with greater products and services to enhance their overall experience.” Hertz has assured Flexicar members will benefit from the acquisition with new in-car technology as well as increased access to cars and locations.Flexicar was founded in 2005 on the principle to offer Australian’s affordable alternative car ownership. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

Related New flights to the Maldives from Sri Lanka

first_img RelatedNew flights to the Maldives from Sri Lankan AirlinesSri Lankan Airlines is to add direct flights to the Maldives from London HeathrowLBIA hopes to launch new flights to European destinationsLeeds Bradford International Airport has said it hopes to secure new flights to Germany, Switzerland and ScandinaviaThomas Cook Airlines takes off at Leeds BradfordThomas Cook Airlines takes off at Leeds Bradford Direct flights to Islamabad will soon be available from Leeds Bradford International Airport.Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will start flights between the two destinations in July.Running twice a week, the new flights mark the first introduction of Leeds Bradford into the PIA airline network.Tony Hallwood, commercial and aviation development director at the airport welcomed the news, commenting: “We are extremely pleased to have secured the services of Pakistan International Airlines to deliver this important flagship service.”A direct flight to Islamabad, Pakistan by PIA, one of the leading international airlines is a major achievement for the airport and we are proud of our success.”This is the latest international route to be added at Leeds Bradford, with low-cost airline Jet2 recently announcing cheap flights to Egypt from the Yorkshire terminal.Flights to Sharm el Sheikh will start next February, with the Egyptian resort the latest destination from Jet2holidays.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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first_img FILE – In this Aug. 14, 2018, file photo former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman smiles during an interview in New York. Manigault Newman’s “Unhinged” sold 34,000 copies, NPD BookScan reported Thursday, Aug. 23. BookScan tracks around 85 percent of the print market. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) Omarosa memoir sells 34,000 copies during its first week by Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Posted Aug 23, 2018 7:48 am PDT Last Updated Aug 23, 2018 at 8:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Omarosa Manigault Newman’s “Unhinged” had a strong first week of sales, although it seems unlikely to match the success of Donald Trump tell-alls such as “Fire and Fury” and “A Higher Loyalty.”“Unhinged” sold 34,000 copies, NPD BookScan reported Thursday. BookScan tracks around 85 per cent of the print market. Newman, the former White House aide and “Apprentice” star, wrote that she became disillusioned with Trump and decided he was a racist. The president responded by calling her a “dog.”“Unhinged” finished third last week in overall sales, behind Rachel Hollis’ lifestyle guide “Girl, Wash Your Face” and Kevin Kwan’s “Crazy Rich Asians,” the basis for the hit movie.Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” has sold more than 1 million copies and James Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty” has sold hundreds of thousands.last_img read more

No more mockery its a landslide

first_imgRESIDENTS of Pissouri whose homes are crumbling due to a landslide, and their supporters, are continuing to press for action and are calling on the state to stop wasting time and to assume responsibility.A news release from the residents said: ‘No more mockery, it’s a landslide.’ The announcement was from the Pissouri Housing Initiative Group (PHIG) and was also signed and supported by Pissouri community council, and political parties Akel, Greens, Citizens’ Alliance, Animal Party, and Elam, said lawyer for the homeowners, Elina Zoi.“It is made in response to Auditor-general, Odysseas Michaelides’ comments at the beginning of the month that the state has no obligation to compensate the homeowners of damaged properties,“ she said.This move came after it seemed as though the residents’ long battle for compensation was coming to a close.“The interior ministry said that the auditor-general  pointed out that a decision to compensate the affected owners by the government will create a precedent for similar cases and is basically a gift to the developers who sold the residences to unsuspecting buyers,” said the announcement. “The victims of the landslide are victims of a natural disaster. Their lives are at risk every day.”The group call on the auditor-general to visit the area and see the landslide for himself, and to investigate state officials who have “wasted €870.000 over seven years to cover up the problem with the intention of forcing the residents to leave on their own.”They also question who has been advising the ministry of interior  that it’s not a landslide, but “settlement” and “subsidence”, and question where the water came from.“There is no sewage system, or rainwater drainage network and the landslide in today’s affected area was activated the year following the completion of the project in the neighbouring area on Anexartisias Street,” the residents said.In 2015, property owners formed PHIG and paid thousands of euros to obtain studies and papers from various renowned international experts, as well as satellite imaging, at a cost of €25,000. Then the land movement was up to 40 cm per year, it is now almost that figure every month.The group also call on the attorney-general to advise on the responsibilities of the state for the protection of the right to property under Article 23 of the Constitution and the right to a decent existence under Article 9 .“We will provide the AG with all the information that we have given to the authorities and the House of Representatives. We are sure that he will not receive it from the ministry of the interior which will try to concoct an opinion that will absolve its employees and condemn the victims of the landslide.”Last weekend, the community of Pissouri blocked the Limassol to Paphos highway to demonstrate against the lack of compensation from the state and support the victims of the continuous and accelerating land slippage, that has caused homes to crumble.Homeowners took the streets because human rights are being violated and people’s lives and property are at risk, said the group.“The government has been mocking residents for seven years and keeps repeating allegations that have proven to be false.”The announcement also highlights what it refers to as ‘untruths’ from the ministry of the interior, who, “force people in European Cyprus to live in conditions that resemble a war zone but in a time of peace.”They also note that the houses with structural problems are only because they had the misfortune to be on the fissures created by the active landslide.“Untruthfully, the ministry refers to lakes that were filled in; it seeks to create misconceptions. The aerial photographs of the land office show that the area hasn’t changed since 1963.”They add that after drilling boreholes in 2013, the geological surveys department informed the ministry that there is a landslide and that multiple letters have been sent confirming this opinion.“If the state had assumed responsibility and constructed the necessary infrastructure  recommended by the geological surveys department as early as 2012, then it would not have wasted €870,000 in filling fissures and repairing roads and pavements. Fewer houses would have been destroyed and residents wouldn’t live in a constant nightmare that sends them to the hospital with heart attacks and strokes. The problem would not have spread so much so that now even the village is in danger.”The announcement also requests that the technical chamber ETEK clarify the responsibilities  of a civil engineer and what they should check.“How is it possible for any professional to be responsible for not predicting risks for which they had no information?”You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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