Camping Parks Reservations Line to Open

first_img Laurie and Porters Lake provincial parks, Halifax Regional Municipality The Islands Provincial Park, Shelburne County Smileys Provincial Park, Windsor Boylston Provincial Park, Guysborough County Salsman Provincial Park, Country Harbour, Guysborough Co. Whycocomagh Provincial Park, Whycocomagh The toll-free reservation phone line and website for booking provincial park campsites is opening Thursday, April 2. The campsite reservation system is available, in English and French, at and 1-888-544-3434 between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. This is the tenth year that Nova Scotians can book their park reservations online. About 80 per cent of provincial park campsite bookings are made by campers before arriving at a park. Day-use provincial parks operate from May 15 to Oct. 12. Opening dates for camping parks vary during May and June, with closings in September and October. The reservation fee is $9, with a $7 cancellation fee. Before July 3, alcohol is not permitted in any provincial camping park. This year, seven of 20 provincial camping parks are changing to self registration. Campers can either book ahead, online or by toll-free calling, or arrive at a park and use the phone at the front gate to book and pay for a campsite. These parks are: For more information on Nova Scotia’s provincial parks and a complete list of season openings go to .last_img read more

Patnaik seeks Rs 5228 cr to deal with cyclone Fani damage

first_imgNew Delhi: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday proposed that natural calamities should be a criteria for according Special Category Status to states, while asking for Rs 5,228 crore aid in wake of the huge devastation caused by cyclone Fani to public infrastructure, property and livelihoods of the people in the state. He also sought the allocation for 5 lakh permanent houses to replace the habitations damaged in the cyclone. In his address at the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, Patnaik said that the unique geo-climatic condition of Odisha made it vulnerable to multiple and frequent natural disasters. Also Read – Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana “During the period 1900 to 2019, the state has experienced one or other disaster like flood, cyclone or drought every year. These natural calamities pose a serious challenge to our economic development. Therefore I propose that ‘natural calamity’ should be included as a criteria for according Special Category Status to Odisha.” As an interim measure, he said that all states hit by major calamities may be declared as “Special Focus States” and granted benefits of Special Category Status for a specific period. Also Read – Modi formed OBC commission which earlier govts didn’t do: Shah “This will not only help Odisha but any other state which is hit by a major natural calamity,” Patnaik said. He apprised the Governing Council that Odisha has come a long way – from a poverty-stricken state to a one which showed the highest reduction of poverty among major states in a decade; from a food-deficient state to a rice-surplus state and one of the largest contributors to the Central pool; and from a helpless state at the time of disasters to a State which has set global standards in disaster management. Terming the NITI Aayog Governing Council as “Team India”, Patnaik made some broad suggestions for women empowerment in all spheres, simultaneous elections as “frequent elections affect the development climate” and that in a large country like India, primary sector especially agriculture should always be taken care of. Suggesting judicious utilization of water resources, he called for the Second Green Revolution to happen in India’s dryland areas. He proposed that environmental and economic development should go hand in hand and he was of the view that a scientific comprehensive survey was needed as most of the beneficiary-oriented schemes were based on such surveys. Citing his government’s Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme for the welfare of 50 lakh small and marginal farmers and 25 lakh landless agricultural households, he welcomed the scheme for providing income support to farmers, but strongly suggested inclusion of landless labourers and sharecroppers under PM-KISAN as rural prosperity and reduction in poverty cannot be achieved without adequate focus on these weaker sections of agricultural economy. The Odisha Chief Minister said that creation of new/optimization of existing irrigation potential with due regard to water use efficiency are key factors to achieve the goal of raising agricultural productivity and doubling income of the farmers.last_img read more

Somalia UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in which dozens were killed

The attack took place in the capital, Mogadishu, near the Sahafi Hotel on Friday afternoon, where three explosions were followed by gunfire, all believed to be orchestrated by the jihadist group, Al-Shabab. So far, authorities have reported that at least 20 people have been killed, and 17 wounded.In its years-long fight against the UN and internationally-backed Somali Government, the group has been targeting places where officials and security forces are likely to frequent, such as the Sahafi Hotel.The members of the Security Council commended the swift response of Somalia’s security and first responders and reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes “one of the most serious threats to international peace and security”.Underlying the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism to justice, they urged all States, to cooperate actively with all relevant authorities in this regard, in accordance with obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions.The members of the UN body reaffirmed the need for all States to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and other obligations under international law – including international human rights law, international refugee law and international humanitarian law – threats to global peace and security caused by terrorist attacks.Paying tribute to all Somali and international actors working to bring peace and stability in Somalia, the members of the Council reiterated their determination to support peace, stability and development in Somalia, stressing that neither this nor any other terrorist attack would weaken that determination.They expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Somalia and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.On Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres had also condemned the attack and reaffirmed the United Nations’ solidarity with the people of Somalia. read more

White now the colour of choice for UK car buyers

For more information on car colours or the new car market contact the SMMT Communications team. White is now the UK’s favourite new car colour after a surge in popularity in recent years.Almost a quarter of new cars registered in 2014 were white, the highest proportion since records began and up from less than 1% a decade ago.Figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that white was the most popular colour for new cars registered in the UK in 2014 for the second year running. Of the 2,476,435 new cars registered in 2014, 22.2% were white – representing the highest proportion of white cars registered in any year since records began in 1996.The colour’s record-breaking popularity follows a strong upturn in the uptake of white cars, over the past decade. In 2010, white cars accounted for just under 10% of new car registrations, making it the sixth most popular car colour, with black and silver cars the best-selling. In 2005, less than 1% of the UK’s new car buyers chose white.In 2014, black cars took second place followed by grey, taking 19% and 14% of the market respectively. Silver – the second most popular colour in 2010 with almost a quarter of registrations – has now slipped to sixth place, accounting for 13% of the total new car market.Colour of new cars registered 2014 vs 2010 All white nowWhite became the UK’s most popular choice in 2013, but for many years it was one of the least-favoured choices of car colour.Demand for white cars saw exponential growth from 2008 to 2012, with the number of units registered growing from 1.1% in 2007 to 20.9% in 2012.White car proportion of new car registrations 2004-2014Best-selling white cars by year Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Canadian business leader receives honorary doctorate from Brock

Convocation wraps up Friday with the final ceremony at 10 a.m. Graduands from both the faculties of Math and Science and Humanities will be conferred, while indigenous language pioneer David Kanatawakhon-Maracle will receive an honorary doctorate and give the Convocation address. Much has changed since Maureen Sabia graduated from law school in the late 1960s. And yet, much has stayed the same.“In some ways I feel sorry for these graduates today,” the Chairman of the Board for Canadian Tire Corporation said Thursday afternoon before receiving an honorary degree from Brock University. “They’re just starting out, and all of the challenges and pitfalls ahead of them — I remember those vividly.”But graduates today also have the benefit of a world of opportunity, Sabia said.“At the same time I’m excited for them, because the opportunities that are available today are opportunities we only dreamed of when I graduated.”Sabia grew up in St. Catharines and is the daughter of high-profile social activist Laura Sabia, who received her own honorary degree from Brock in 1979. By that point, Maureen Sabia was working in Toronto, but returned to the campus to watch her mother’s Convocation ceremony.It was Sabia’s mother who taught her daughter that women could do anything men could do.A Canadian business leader, Sabia has served on committees and boards of directors for numerous corporations across multiple sectors. She has also served on the boards or advisory councils at Brock University, University of Guelph, University of Toronto, Dalhousie University and other post-secondary institutions.For more than 30 years, Sabia has been on Canadian Tire’s board, and she’s established herself as someone whose life is focused entirely on her business career.In her Convocation address, she encouraged the graduates to believe in the mantra “yes, I can.”“It is up to all of you to use your talents and your learning to the very best of your abilities,” Sabia said. “Don’t waste them.”She told the students about the difficult journey through sometimes unchartered territory and said she believes political correctness has been taken too far.“We need to celebrate our unity as Canadians and not focus so much on the differences that silo us,” she said.Sabia said she wants Canada to go from being known as the “kindest, gentlest country in the world,” to being one where “great leadership, ambition, hard work, innovation, growth and individual responsibility” make Canada prosperous.“That is good for all who make Canada home,” she said.Goodman School of Business Faculty Award for Excellence in TeachingGoodman School of Business Accounting Professor Samir Trabelsi gave the morning Convocation address after being awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.Earlier in the day, Goodman School of Business Accounting Professor Samir Trabelsi gave the morning Convocation address after being awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.Trabelsi, an international expert in corporate governance, said for graduates to succeed in a world increasingly filled with pressure, they need to “be a leader rather than a pathfinder, cultivate agility and celebrate cultural diversity.”“I’m sure each of you have different dreams, but none of you should give up your dreams and aspirations that will drive you to a higher level of achievement,” he said. “You should hold onto your goals, even if you stumble here or there.” read more

New leadership for SmartCap fatigue monitoring as sales advance

first_imgEdanSafe, the CRCMining spin-off company, and developer of the award-winning SmartCap operator fatigue monitoring system, has announced the appointment of Paul Butler as its Chief Executive Officer.  Chairman of EdanSafe, Laurie Hammond, said that Paul brings substantial leadership experience from the medical, communications and mining sectors to the role, as well as a significant understanding of technology organisations. Hammond said that Butler’s appointment comes at a strategic time for the business as demand for its SmartCap fatigue management system continues to accelerate.“Having now secured several, significant SmartCap orders, attracted additional capital investment and proven the technology’s use in the field, EdanSafe is ready for a dedicated CEO to advance the business to the next stage,” he said. “Paul is an experienced business leader who has led and developed teams across the technology domain,” he said. “His background in the medical and mining sectors in particular will play a key role in driving the future growth of EdanSafe’s workplace health and safety technologies such as SmartCap.”Prior to joining EdanSafe, Paul was Executive General Manager—Products for global mining technology leader GroundProbe and CEO of USCOM, an ASX listed medical device company.last_img read more

Pics JFK assassination remembered in Dublin and Wexford

first_imgTHE 50TH ANNIVERSARY of the assassination of John F Kennedy has been remembered at ceremonies in Dublin and Wexford today.The US president was shot dead in Dallas, Texas on this day in 1963, just months after he paid a memorable and historic three-day visit to Ireland.At his ancestral home in Wexford, a ceremony was held at the memorial park and arboretum named after him, with government ministers Paul Kehoe and Brendan Howlin in attendance.last_img

EU leaders leave Greece with few options

first_imgEuropean Union leaders Wednesday called for a stable government to abide by the terms of the Greece’s loan agreement, saying it was the best way for the country to stay in the eurozone, but at the same time there are indications that eurozone countries are drawing up plans for a possible Greek euro exit.Caretaker Prime Minister Panayiotis Pikrammenos represented Greece at the summit in Brussels, where the Greek crisis was one of many topics to be discussed. A draft of the statement the leaders were due to release after dinner last night called for the new Greek government to take “ownership” of the fiscal adjustment program after the June 17 elections.“We look forward to the swift formation of a new government that will take ownership of the adjustment program and have a sufficient parliamentary majority to implement with determination the fiscal and structural reforms needed,” the draft said. “This is the best guarantee for a more prosperous future of Greece in the euro area.”Earlier, the Finance Ministry issued a statement to deny reports that the Euro Working Group had agreed that each eurozone member should draw up contingency plans for a possible Greek euro exit. “The Finance Ministry categorically denies reports that… member states were asked to draw up plans to deal with a possible Greek exit from the euro,” said the statement. “Such reports do not reflect reality but also damage the effort the country is making to confront its problems.”Pikrammenos held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council chief Herman Van Rompuy.“The Greek people have made huge sacrifices,” said Barroso. “I wish there were an easier way out of the crisis Greece is facing. The fact is that the least difficult way is the full implementation of the second program agreed by Greece and its international partners.”Speaking before the Brussels meeting, Hollande expressed his support for Greece. “I will do everything I can in my position to convince the Greeks to choose to stay in the zone and everything to convince Europeans who might doubt of the necessity of keeping Greece in the eurozone.”Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

This Aquatic Drone Captures Gorgeous Underwater Shots

first_img Water lovers, rejoice. There’s a new aquatic drone that captures high-quality pictures and videos underwater, and it could be yours for a mere $1,499.Navatics, a drone company, debuted its MITO 4K Underwater Drone, a smart waterproof device that uses professional-grade stabilization technology for digital footage, at CES 2019. The MITO 4K Underwater Drone is available for pre-order now on Navatics’ website, and it will start shipping in March 2019.The MITO 4K Underwater Drone can be controlled wirelessly up to 500 meters away via radio frequency. It can dive down to 130 feet and travels at 5 mph, so you’ll get to obtain ocean videography and images that wouldn’t be possible with other equipment.Photo Credit: NavaticsA built-in stabilization system allows the MITO 4K Underwater Drone to thrust, tilt, and hover over objects to obtain the footage you want. Two bright lumen LED lights come with the drone, so you can see where it’s going underwater.Once you get to a good spot, the drone shoots at 4K 30 frames per second and captures 8MP stills. The drone also offers 1080p streaming to the Navatics app, which comes with built-in footage correction tools and allows you to share images and video on social media.Boating, snorkeling, or swimming for most of the day? The MIT 4K Underwater Drone offers four hours of battery life, and you can easily swap the battery out and recharge it if needed.If you’re interested in buying the MIT 4K Underwater Drone, visit Navatics’ website for more details on specs and shipping.More on HyperSense is An Entire Rumble EcosystemSegway-Ninebot Is Advancing Short Distance Mobility TechDrones, Doctors, and Disney Praise Verizon 5G at CES 2019 2019 Tech Trends Worth Getting Hyped AboutYou Can Finally Buy A Terabyte SD Card Thanks to Lexar Stay on targetlast_img read more

Honigstein Pulisic signing could allow Chelseas profile to grow in the

first_imgJournalist Raphael Honigstein believes the arrival of USA star Christian Pulisic could open up opportunities for Chelsea in the North American marketThe Blues completed a €64m transfer for Pulisic on Wednesday morning and have loaned him back to Borussia Dortmund until the end of this season.The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the exciting prospects in European football following an impressive spell in the Bundesliga with Manchester United and Liverpool having also been linked with moves.But Honigstein believes Chelsea could gain much more than just another great player in Pulisic due to his marketing appeal in the United States.“He’s a real talent and especially if you consider the marketing value as the No 1 American football player of his generation – it’s not a deal that feels expensive,” Honigstein told Sky Sports.“This is a player that a lot of Premier League clubs were interested in, he brings tremendous value when it comes to gaining followers and attention in America, which is a key market for many Premier League clubs for obvious reasons.“He might make it easier for Chelsea to, I would not say sell the club, but maybe exploit different opportunities in America.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“If Roman Abramovich deems that someone else should come in alongside him or maybe he wants to sell the club – all these things make it quite a smart business move, if you will.”The German football expert also believes Dortmund got a great deal for Pulisic considering he had decided to not renew his contract with them.“I think they (Dortmund) got the best out of the deal that was possible for them,” added Honigstein.“Once it became clear that he was not going to renew his contract which runs out in 2020 there was a real danger that he might run down his contract and they would lose him for nothing.“Effectively moving forward that move by a year and still achieving quite a high price should be considered a nice bit of business from Dortmund’s point of view.“But that does not mean the player is not worth it. Once Pulisic decided he would not stay at Dortmund beyond 2020 then really he became a free agent in all but name. Dortmund had to see if they could extract maximum value.“They didn’t have a good hand to deal with initially because the player was adamant he would not stay but as they often do, Dortmund managed to make the most out if it.”last_img read more

KCR gets invite to HT Leadership Summit

first_imgHyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has been invited by the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit Meet to be held at Singapore on September 6, 2019. CM KCR has been invited by the Chair Person and Editorial Director of HT Media Limited Shobhana Bhartia to participate in the summit as a distinguished speaker at the second edition of the HT-Mint Asia Leadership Summit to be held in Singapore. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us According to the contents of the letter, the Indian chapter of the summit-HT Leadership Summit-was launched in India in 2003, as part of HT mission to enhance the level of discussion on pressing issues facing India, its neighbours and the world. According to the Chair Person, the last sixteen summits have been outstanding successes and have had speakers of eminence, including President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Barack Obama, President George Bush, Dalai Lama, David Cameron and Gordon Brown. It is mentioned in the letter that this year’s summit is the landmark edition of the Singapore Chapter and the effort is to bring together leaders from Asia discuss and ideate a road map ahead for the region and shed light on the rising role of “Asia in the New Global Context”, which is the theme for this year.last_img read more

Land allocation slowing down work of KMC night shelters

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation’s attempts in setting up night shelters in the city has not picked up its desired pace due to non-cooperation from central agencies in allocating land for the purpose.”Central agencies like the Railways and Kolkata Port Trust have a lot of abandoned land scattered here and there in the city. But they are not cooperating with us in allocating land for the project. We had held three meetings in this regard in the last three months, but their officials had attended only the first meeting,” Member, Mayor-in-Council (Bustee Development) Swapan Samaddar said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that the Supreme Court had prodded all the states in the country for setting up such shelters and has set a target of one such shelter per one lakh people.At present, Kolkata has around 40 night shelters, of which 35 have been set up by the state government and five by the KMC, all of which are single-storeyed.”We have already prepared the detailed plan for five night shelters and are awaiting allocation of funds from the state Municipal Affairs department. Construction work will start soon. These shelters will come up at wards 2, 5, 36, 133 and 57,” a senior KMC official added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe new night shelters will be either two or three-storeyed, for accommodating a large number of people. Finding land for construction of such night shelters is a problem and Samaddar is holding meetings every month with KMC officials of the borough level, state agencies like the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), Kolkata Improvement Trust (KIT), Hooghly River Bridge Commissioners (HRBC) and central agencies.The five existing KMC night shelters at Chetla, Bhowanipore, Galiff Street, Gauribari Lane and Raja Manindra Road can accommodate around 2,500 people on a daily basis.last_img read more

How to add custom search engines to your web browser

first_imgHow to add custom search engines to your web browser by Martin Brinkmann on November 10, 2016 in Internet – 15 commentsThe following guide walks you through the steps of adding custom search engines to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Vivaldi, Opera, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer.The guide covers the major browsers on Windows and may apply to browsers that share code as well (think Pale Moon or Waterfox).All web browsers ship with a default search engine that is used for searches, and a number of search engines that you may switch to directly from within the interface.While the default search engine a browser ships with may be the one that you want to use, chance is there that this is not the case.For instance, you may not want to use Yahoo Search, Bing or Google Search for privacy reasons, and prefer or instead because of that.How to add custom search engines to your web browserThe browsers are sorted alphabetically.Google ChromeGoogle Chrome picks up any search engine that it comes across while you are browsing the Internet.This means that you don’t really need to add new search engines manually to the browser as most may have gotten picked up automatically.You can still add custom search engines that Chrome did not pick up though.Open chrome://settings/searchEngines in the browser.Chrome displays two groups of search engines: the default search settings, all engines that Chrome ships with or were added by you as default search engines, and the other search engines.You can make any search engine the default by moving the mouse over the entry, and selecting the “make default” option.If the search engine is not listed, scroll down on the Search Engines settings page until you come to the end. There you find fields to add a custom search engine to the browser. Add a name, specify a keyword (optional), and the search URL.Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer uses a complicated system to add search engines to the browser.Tap on the Alt-Key, and select Tools > Manage Add-ons from the menu bar.Switch to “Search Providers” in the window that opens.Click on the “find more search providers” link near the bottom of the page.Browse the available search engines listed on the page, and click on the “add” button next to the search engine that you want to add to Internet Explorer.Reload the manage add-ons window in Internet Explorer to refresh the search provider listing.To make the new search provider the default, select it and click on “set as default” afterwards.Microsoft EdgeYou can add any search engine to Microsoft Edge that uses the OpenSearch technology. To do so, visit the website of the search engine and wait for the page to fully load.Select the menu icon in Edge’s interface afterwards (the three dots), and from the context menu Settings.Scroll down until you find “Advanced Settings” and click on the entry.Scroll down again until you find the search preferences there. Click on “change search engine”.Select the search engine that you want to make the default, and click on “set as default” afterwards to do so.Mozilla FirefoxYou may add many search engines that you come across while browsing the Internet via Firefox’s search bar. This requires that it is displayed on the other hand, and it won’t work with all search engines you may come across.Firefox indicates that you may add a search engine to the browser with a green plus icon in the search bar.Click on the icon and select “add name of search engine” to add it to Firefox. This adds the search engine to Firefox, but does not make it the default.If you want to make it the default, select “change search settings” from the menu, or load about:preferences#search directly in the address bar of the browser.There you may select one of the available search engines as the default one.Opera BrowserWhile Opera is based on Chromium code just like Google Chrome, it uses a different system to add custom search engines.The browser does not pick up search engines automatically, but you may add custom search engines to Opera manually.Right-click on any search form on websites and select the “create search engine” option of the context menu.Simply click on “create” in the window that opens to add the search engine. You may change the name or keyword if you prefer them to be different though.If you want to change the default search engine, you need to load opera://settings/searchEngines in the browser’s address bar to do so. Please note that the selection is limited to the search engines that Opera ships with.Vivaldi BrowserVivaldi offers two main options to add search engines. The first is probably more comfortable, as you interact with the search field in the browser’s interface to add a custom search engine.Simply visit the website that you want to add to Vivaldi. This can be a search engine but also any other site with search functionality — Ghacks for instance.Right-click on the search field of the site when you are on the site, and select “add as search engine” from the context menu.This opens a small overlay on the site to customize the search engine. You can click on “add” right away if you don’t want to customize it, but may add a “suggest url” and a nickname to the search engine on top of that.The suggest URL is used to display suggestions while you type, and the nickname allows you to run searches on the search engine when you start the query with the nickname. The latter is useful if you don’t make the search engine the default of the browser.The second option that Vivaldi offers is to add search engines on the browser’s search settings page. Load vivaldi://settings/search/ in Vivaldi to open the search settings.There you find listed all known search engines that are currently available in Vivaldi. A click on “add new search engine” opens the same dialog window that you get when you add search engines directly on websites. The only difference is that all fields are empty which means that you need to add the custom search url manually to add it.SummaryArticle NameHow to add custom search engines to your web browserDescriptionThe guide provides you with information on adding custom search engines to Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, Opera and Vivaldi.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Bangkok Airways goes to zero commission

first_img Thursday, February 7, 2019 Tags: Bangkok Airways, Commission TORONTO — Bangkok Airways has made changes to its commission levels.All tickets issued effective April 1, 2019 through Bangkok Airways (PG) will be adjusted to 0%, says the airline.The move applies to PG-829 documents worldwide.“This new level shall apply to all commissionable fares of PG operated and marketed flights, on both Thailand domestic and international routes,” says the carrier.Bangkok Airways is represented in Canada by SITA Canada and agents can call 1-866-226-4565 for more information. Posted by Sharecenter_img Bangkok Airways goes to zero commission Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img

Qantas adds more flights to Hong Kong Manila

first_imgQantas adds more flights to Hong Kong & ManilaQantas will add more flights between Australia and Hong Kong and Manila as a result of increasing demand from travellers.From 26 October 2015*, Qantas will operate an additional four Sydney-Hong Kong services each week, on top of the current daily services available from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.Services from Sydney to Manila will increase from four to five per week between early December 2015 and late March 2016 to offer more capacity during the peak holiday season.Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans said the airline was pleased to offer customers more choice to Hong Kong, on a route that is experiencing strong demand from customers.“Customers travelling from Sydney will have the choice of double daily flights to Hong Kong on peak days of the week for business travel and we’ll look at expanding beyond that if the opportunity is available,” said Mr Evans.The four new Sydney-Hong Kong services will be operated by Qantas’ refurbished A330 aircraft with lie-flat seats in Business and new Economy seats, the first time customers travelling on this route will experience the airline’s latest international product.^“We’re pleased to add to the seasonal services we’re set to operate to Asia later this year, with the fifth weekly Manila flight again representing the dynamic nature of our network, which has the flexibility to offer our customers more flights during peak seasons,” said Mr Evans.The new services have been made possible by Qantas’ continued focus on more efficient use of aircraft across its fleet  and follows an additional 140 international services recently announced to operate to Singapore, Jakarta and New Zealand over the upcoming summer holiday season.Flights for the new Hong Kong services are available via and through Travel Agents from today.Launch fares for the new Sydney-Hong Kong flights (QF117/118) are available from $688 return until 11:59pm AEST Friday 11 September 2015, unless sold out prior. Selected travel dates apply.The new Manila services will be available for sale next week and Qantas will keep customers updated.Source = Qantaslast_img read more

Rep Hughes reading to students in Muskegon

first_img09Mar Rep. Hughes reading to students in Muskegon Tags: #SB Categories: Hughes News,Newscenter_img Lawmaker kicks off March is Reading monthState Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague, kicked off March is Reading month by visiting several schools in Muskegon County where she shared her favorite childhood books with elementary students. Rep. Hughes interacted with the kids on a variety of topics, answering questions and sparking interesting discussion about the stories. Rep. Hughes toured the school facilities and met with staff and parents.last_img

Rep Iden encourages anglers to drop a line for free on Feb

first_img01Feb Rep. Iden encourages anglers to drop a line for free on Feb. 13 and 14 State Rep. Brandt Iden encourages anglers to get out to the nearest lake to participate in Free Fishing Weekend, which will take place on Feb. 13 and 14.Free Fishing Weekend is an event hosted twice each year by Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources – once in February, and again in June. On Feb. 13 and 14, fishermen and women are not required to carry a license while fishing. As most Michigan lakes are frozen solid in February, the winter weekend event is traditionally used for ice fishing.“As an outdoorsman myself, I know firsthand how relaxing it can be to go fishing in one of Michigan’s many lakes,” said Rep. Iden, R-Oshtemo. “I hope many others in our community get the chance to take part in this event.”Because Michigan temperatures were generally mild until mid-January, Rep. Iden encourages anglers to take extra safety precautions when venturing out onto the ice.A full listing of current and upcoming Free Fishing Weekend activities can be found online at Categories: Iden News,Newslast_img read more