10 months agoSolskjaer on hefty bonuses at Man Utd

first_imgSolskjaer on hefty bonuses at Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on hefty bonuses if he can lead the team to success.Solskjaer is on-loan at United from Molde.And the Mirror says according to sources in Norway, Solskjaer will be in the money if he delivers silverware or qualifies for Europe.He is earning £1m, but qualification for either the Champions League or Europa League will net him a seven-figure bonus, while winning a cup will earn a £1m payday.However, should he become the next permanent boss at Old Trafford Molde are set to benefit to the tune of £8m in a managerial transfer fee. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

2 days agoArsenal legend Wright has Nketiah advice for Bielsa

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal legend Wright has Nketiah advice for Bielsaby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal legend Ian Wright has lead the chorus of supporters asking for Eddie Nketiah to start Leeds’ next match.The 20-year-old scored his third goal of the season to rescue a point for the Whites in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Preston.It was Nketiah’s 11th substitute appearance, having not been started once by Marcelo Bielsa.And Gunners legend Ian Wright, who has given Nketiah advice this season, has demanded Bielsa change his starting line-up.Wright wrote simply on Twitter: “Start him.”Both Leeds and Arsenal supporters echoed the statement across social media. last_img

Peter Döhle Sirius Start Crew Management JV in Manila

first_imgzoom German shipping company Peter Döhle Schiffahrts KG and Genoa-based Sirius Ship Management have joined forces to provide recruitment, training and career development to the Filipino seafarers in Manila.Peter Döhle Schiffahrts has already invested in an ETCC (European Training and Competence Centre) in the Philippines, which was established in Manila in 2011. Presently, the ETCC annually sees a number of more than 1,000 course-participants and around 2,000 Pre-Embarkation-Trainees.”This cooperation is very exciting, starting from the determination to manage the market and not be managed by it, to go over the present crisis period that the shipping sector is experiencing, like many others. It is not a secret that skilled and trained crew, grown up inside the Company with the sense of Company belonging are the real key of a successful management of the vessels,” said Roy Machart, General Manager of Peter Döhle Group.  This partnership will cover all activities related to the management, recruitment and training of several thousands of Filipino crew members who, together with seafarers from India, are the majority of the sailing community of the worldwide shipping industry.“The Philippines is one of the largest seafarers’ basins, if not the greatest in the world, so it can ensure, at least for certain types of vessels, an important synergy if matching with the training of Italian personnel, sharing on board the same problems with a common Company’s approach,” said Filippo Guadagna, CEO of Sirius Ship Management.last_img read more

Frances World Cup winners given heros welcome

first_imgFrance’s World Cup winners returned home to an exuberant reception by the hundreds of thousands of supporters that turned up at Paris on Monday to greet the starsLes Bleus ended a wait of 20 years to win the second world title on Sunday, where they defeated first-time finalists Croatia 4-2 at Moscow to lift football’s most prestigious trophy once more.Since the victory, there have been non-stop celebrations back home with the fans clustering the Champs-Elysees, Paris’ most famous avenue, after the final.And upon their return on Monday morning to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport, head coach Didier Deschamps and captain Hugo Lloris were the first to appear with the World Cup trophy in their grasp.The team then embarked on a parade through the streets of Paris in an open-top bus as they were driven down the Champs-Elysees amid clouds of flare smoke.Que c’est bon ! Le bonheur partout… Toutes les communes de France ont résonné de cris de joie et de chants pour cette 2ème étoile. Encore ! #FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/L76vY6he4z— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) July 16, 2018Once they arrived at the Elysee Palace, the players then met with president Emmanuel Macron.Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…Équipe fière de la reconnaissance de notre République. #FiersdEtreBleus #VivelaFrance #VivelaRépublique pic.twitter.com/uyiQSbaIzj— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) July 16, 2018Several metro stations had in fact been renamed after some of the squad temporarily with Champs-Elysees being renamed Deschamps-Elysees.Every member of France’s World Cup-winning team were awarded the Legion of Honour, which is the highest recognition the country can give for “exceptional service”.CHAMPIONS DU MONNNNNNNNNNNDE ⭐⭐#FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/ouMN5PkMJl— Equipe de France (@equipedefrance) July 15, 2018last_img read more

Frustrated Wagner reflects on Bournemouth defeat

first_imgHuddersfield manager David Wagner has slammed his side’s performance for “giving away presents” in the pitch after their 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth.Christmas came early for Bournemouth as Huddersfield Town visited bearing presents, according to Wagner.Poor defending were the presents they gave to Bournemouth as Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser scored to give Eddie Howe’s side a 2-0 lead, but the visitors managed to pull a goal back thanks to Terence Kongolo.“This is very frustrating,” Wagner told Sky Sports.Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“It is very disappointing. To make it totally clear I don’t think we deserved anything out of this game because you need your defence and offence to work.“It was Christmas for Bournemouth because we gave away presents at both ends of the pitch, even if performance-wise it was another top-class away performance.“We controlled big parts and we dominated them. We had enough opportunities to score at least two.We needed to score three or four today but we didn’t take them and that is why we have no rewards in terms of points.”last_img read more

WESTERN UNION Reopening

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#gracekennedymoneyservices, #westerunion Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 6, 2016 – GraceKennedy Money Services, home of Western Union wishes to advise, that our agent locations and offices will reopen for business at the regular time today, Wednesday, October 6, 2016.The management and staff of GraceKennedy Money Services joins the rest of the Turks and Caicos Islands in being grateful and giving thatnks that we were spared the full force of Hurricane Matthew.Grace Kennedy Money Services – The home of Western Unionlast_img

POLICE LOG for July 13 Teens Take Off From Group Home DoorToDoor

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, July 13, 2019:Customer in the drive-thru line at Simards reports the person in front of them appears to be sleeping behind the wheel. Police were unable to locate vehicle in question. (12:00am)Police received report of a man soliciting going to door-to-door on a Segway on Fox Run Drive. Police were unable to locate. (1:04pm)Juveniles were reported missing from the Milestone Group Home on High Street. Juveniles were located at Elia’s. Police spoke with staff. Juveniles returned. (2:27pm)Police received an accidental 911 call from a person’s Apple Watch. (5:46pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 25: Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI; Men Carrying Sledgehammers Down Street; Turkeys Causing TrafficIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 26: 2 Missing Teens; OUI Arrest; Main St. Shut Down Due To Crash; Road Rage IncidentIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 21: Driver Issued Summons; Solicitors Going Door To Door Without Required PermitIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Elon Musk to face trial over pedo claim against rescue diver

first_img Tags Tech Industry Roadshow 4 Comments Elon Musk is headed to court. Joshua Lott / Getty Images Elon Musk is headed to court in October over comments he made about a British diver who helped rescue a boys soccer team trapped in a Thai cave.In July, the Tesla CEO called Vernon Unsworth, who assisted in the rescue, a “pedo guy” on Twitter after the diver criticized Musk’s proposed submarine rescue plan. Unsworth sued Musk in September for defamation.In a court order filed Friday, US District Judge Stephen Wilson denied Musk’s attempt to dismiss the defamation case and set a trail date for Oct. 22. The Verge earlier reported on the court order.”The significance of the ruling is clear: publication of accusations on Twitter does not provide a safe harbor for defamatory statements that are false and convey that they are factual,” said L. Lin Wood, Unsworth’s attorney, in an emailed statement Friday.Musk’s lawyers had argued that statements made on “unmoderated internet forums” like Twitter are considered opinion because “internet speech is unique,” according to the court order. Wilson rejected those arguments. The judge pointed to an email Musk sent to BuzzFeed, in which he told a reporter to “stop defending child rapists” and made an unsubstantiated claim that Unsworth moved to Thailand to marry a 12-year-old child bride, according to the court order.”There is nothing about the context in which [Musk ]made the statements…that would create doubt as to whether [Musk’s] statements implied assertions of objective fact,” Wilson wrote. The judge also pointed to the fact that Musk followed up with his initial tweet about Unsworth by adding “Bet ya a signed dollar it’s true,” indicating he believed the veracity of his statement.Tesla didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.You can read the court document below: Share your voice Elon Musk Teslalast_img read more

TV actress Pavani Reddy ready for second marriage

first_imgPavani Reddy with her beau Anand.PR HandoutPavani Reddy seems to have recovered from the suicide of her husband-actor Pradeep two years ago. The actress, who has been concentrating on her career since then, is now ready for marriage again.As per reports, Pavani Reddy is getting ready to marry her family friend Anand. It is said that her husband-to-be is a kind-hearted person and respects her past. In fact, he has presented a tattoo bearing her first husband’s name.However, the couple has been giving hints about their relationship for some time now on their social media accounts. So, the news has not come as a surprise to their fans, who have been following them on Instagram.The wedding date and venue are yet to be finalised.Pavani Reddy was married to TV actor Pradeep Kumar, known for acting in Saptha Matrika and Sumangali. Her husband allegedly committed suicide following a misunderstanding in May 2017.Pavani Reddy is a familiar face among the Tamil and Telugu TV audience. She started her acting career with Telugu movie Dream and Vajram was her first Tamil flick. Later, the actress shifted her focus to TV soaps after making her debut with Rettai Vaal Kuruvi.Currently, she is part of Tamil serial Chinnathambi.last_img read more

Anna Stevenson Joins Volleyball Roster

first_imgAwards and Honors Anna Stevenson, a 6-1 middle blocker from Laurens, S.C., has joined the University of Louisville volleyball roster as a transfer from Auburn University. Her .90 blocks/set average ranks tied for eighth all-time on Auburn’s career records list and she set a new Auburn single-season record in 2018, averaging 1.15 blocks/set. Her 91 total blocks in 2018 ranks seventh, while her 18 solo stuffs finished tied for second on the season list. Last year as a sophomore, she played in 22 matches with 21 starts and was fourth on the team with a 2.14 kills/set average, tallying 169 kills on the year. Her .269 hitting percentage was third on the squad and she had seven matches with double-digit kills. She tied her career high in kills in two different matches with 13 vs. High Point and at Ole Miss along with notching two 12-kill performances – at No. 25 Alabama and versus Mississippi State.  Her 1.19 blocks/set mark vs. SEC opponents came in third in the league. She recorded back-to-back nine-block performances to reach a career high at Mississippi State and at Ole Miss. She finished with seven blocks vs. Ole Miss and had six blocks in three other matches. She notched a season-best .625 hitting percentage (11-1-16) against Arkansas. She went 8-0-15 vs. Eastern Illinois for a .533 mark. 2018 War Eagle Invitational All-Tournament Team 2017-18 First-Year SEC Academic Honor RollPrint Friendly Version “Anna is a fantastic addition to our 2019 roster,” said Dani Busboom Kelly, UofL head coach. “Our entire staff was impressed with her mindset and her drive to be great. She has proven that she can physically compete with the best players in the country and is excited about the goals for Louisville volleyball.” She played high school volleyball at Laurens District 55 and was a member of Upward Stars Volleyball Club and was named to the 2016 Under Armour High School All-America Third Team as well as being a PrepVolleyball Senior Ace. She helped 18U team win the 2016 AAU National Title and was the 2016 Index Journal Player of the Year. She was named to the 2015 AVCA Phenom list and made the 2016 All-State squad. She was a three-time All-Region selection and a four-time team Most Valuable Player (2013-16). Story Links As a freshman, she played in 26 matches in 89 sets at middle blocker for the Tigers and was fourth on the team with 188 kills and a 2.11 kills/set average. In all, she had six double-digit kill performances and led the squad with 61 blocks, having 12 solo stuffs and 39 block assists for a .69 blocks/set average. She totaled a career-best 13 kills and eight blocks in her home state as Auburn topped South Carolina in four sets and had 12 kills and five blocks vs. South Alabama, She finished with 12 kills at Texas A&M, adding six kills and a .667 hitting percentage at Georgia Tech in her first career start. She had seven kills on 14 swings for a .500 clip versus nationally-ranked Kentucky.last_img read more

Apple patents an inexpensive 3D projection system

first_img Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — The U.S. patent office has granted Apple a patent for a 3-D projection system that doesn’t require the use of bulky 3-D glasses. This gives the viewer more freedom of movement and viewing angles. Apple is not the only company that’s involved in auto-stereoscopic R&D; however Apple’s patent has picked apart the limitations of three categories of auto-stereoscopic system:1. Ghost like or transparent images in volumetric displays. 2. The viewer required to remain stationary using the parallax barrier method.3. The use of holographic images requires greater computer power and larger bandwidth, keeping the commercial cost higher that is required for other auto-stereoscopic systems. Apple patent application for 3D viewing glasses The name Apple has given to this simple 3-D system is called, “Three Dimensional Display System.” This auto-stereoscopic system works by projecting each pixel onto a reflective, textured surface, which is then bounced into a viewer’s left and right eye separately; this produces the 3D or stereoscopic effect. By sensing the locations of both eyes of each viewer, multiple viewers could observe the 3-D effect from a variety of angles. Each pixel is aimed at a curved surface, where it reflects onto the correct eye. Citation: Apple patents an inexpensive 3-D projection system (2010, December 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-12-apple-patents-inexpensive-d.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com Apple’s auto-stereoscopic system tracks where the viewer is located and tailors its display to your position. Apple’s main objective is to develop a 3-D glass-free auto-stereoscopic system that would give viewers the freedom to move around without being tied down to bulky 3-D glasses. Apple’s patent also promises to keep costs low and simplifying the system while maintaining performance. 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.last_img read more

JU to study chances of volcanotriggered tsunami

first_imgKolkata: The Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management of Jadavpur University is planning to take up awareness measures on the possibility of a tsunami wreck following a volcanic eruption.The move comes after the death of more than 350 people in a tsunami caused after an earthquake in Indonesia, a volcanically active country, in December 2018. There were no warning signs of such a disaster. “We have no knowledge about the quantum of a volcanic eruption, which can bring about a tsunami. We will collect information in this regard through internet or by coordinating with the national and international universities with whom we have collaborations. This will enable us to make our students and the common people more aware and prepare in the face of such a disaster,” said Gupinath Bhandari of civil engineering department of JU, who is in charge of the Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management college wing. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalAfter the devastating tsunami at the Andaman & Nicobar Islands following an earthquake, we started delving deeper into the quantum of a submarine tremor whose after-effect could be a tsunami. A detailed study in this regard made us aware that if the intensity of an earthquake is over 6.3 on the Richter scale, there are chances of a tsunami and if the intensity is over 7.5 on the Richter scale, then the damage of the disaster becomes much greater. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”Following this gain of knowledge we have been conducting projects and awareness campaigns and even done some in coordination with Bangladesh. We want to do the same regarding the possibility of a tsunami occurrence after a volcanic eruption. For this, we have to gain knowledge on whether there is any quantum calculation of an eruption that can bring a tsunami as an aftermath,” Bhandari said. The deadly tsunami in Indonesia had killed 373 people and left several trapped in the rubble after strings of buildings collapsed as the tsunami struck almost without any warning. The Ring of Fire where such phenomena occur stretches from Sunda Strait to North America. “It is true that volcano-triggered tsunamis can take place only around the Ring of Fire but as we are working in the area of disaster preparedness, early warning dissemination of knowledge is essential,” Bhandari added.last_img read more

Ramp up Your Redesign

first_imgGet more from your business’s websiteWebsite Maintenance Musts 6 Website Fixes to Make Now8 Tips for Working With Web Designers13 Website Marketing Turnoffs Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. July 1, 2009center_img Confronted with a dumbfounding 90 percent drop-off in revenue at his high-end, custom bicycle business in San Antonio, Texas, Kevin Saunders could easily have closed his shop and resumed a career in finance or aircraft component design. Or he could have put KGS Bikes into retrenchment mode, suspending its marketing and promotional activities until the economy rebounded, and with it, the market for bikes priced more like cars–in the $10,000 to $30,000 range.Instead, Saunders did just the opposite–he came out swinging.”I could have taken a breather,” he says. “But instead I saw this as an opportunity to jump ahead of competitors who are crying in their beer. I decided to turn the website into a world-class site, to make the internet the center of the business and to really focus on social networking to attract people from around the world to the site. That, I believe, is what is going to put me ahead of the competition when things do turn around. Plus, I’ll have a really strong social network and a world-class web site.”Saunders knew he needed to spend money to revamp the KGS Bikes site. But unlike many small to mid-size businesses, which overhaul their sites under the cover of darkness, with little to no fanfare, he recognized an opportunity to turn the relaunch of his site into a “happening.” By making it an event, he could leverage the dollars spent updating the site to attract additional attention, traffic and ultimately, paying customers.Using traditional and non-traditional public relations and marketing channels, he created a buzz around the site’s June relaunch. What’s more, he did it with no additional cash outlay beyond the $15,000 he spent to improve the site.Turning the relaunch of a web site into a public happening–by making a dedicated public relations and marketing push to tout new site features, or by packaging the relaunch with a special promotion or the roll-out of a new product or service–is an often-overlooked but potentially rewarding undertaking for small businesses seeking new ways to get noticed.”It’s a positive opportunity to engage your partners and the public,” says Rob Davis, vice president of business development at Akavit, an interactive marketing firm in Denver. “In most cases, though, it’s a nonevent, because the average entrepreneur is so focused on everything else happening in their business, it’s one of the last things that gets attention.”For Saunders, the relaunch, plus all the time he invested in the preceding months to build a presence and a following via his blog, an e-zine and social media vehicles such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, are paying major dividends. “Last year, I had this massive website that nobody saw and I was somebody nobody had heard of. Now, people who follow cycling think I’m some sort of rock star.”Saunders says his goal is to convert that newfound name recognition into a three-fold increase in site traffic within a year of site relaunch.”As a business owner, you want to always be doing what you can to get people to your web site,” explains Jay Bower, president of the Crossbow Group, a marketing and communications agency in Westport, Conn. Trumpeting the relaunch of a web site “is a good context in which to do that. You can do it with very simple tweaks to a site. Usually there’s no need to fully reinvent your site or its navigation system, for example. So a relaunch can have a huge impact at a very low cost.”Ajay Goel figures the superficial site redesign his e-mail marketing software company, Chicago-based JangoMail, unveiled in June has already paid for itself with the additional leads it has generated. Simply incorporating a “free trial” button on each of the site’s pages has helped yield a 30 percent increase in leads during the first month following relaunch. Bundling the relaunch with the unveiling of a new feature on the company’s e-mail marketing platform also has helped the cause, he says.Packaging a site relaunch with a product launch or a promotion can effectively enhance the impact of the relaunch “event,” asserts Bower. “If you’re a retailer, offering discounts on whatever you sell, or doing something like a one-week sale [timed with the relaunch] can draw people to the site. Really, whatever your business is, some kind of promotion makes sense.”There’s no shortage of channels through which to create a buzz around a relaunch. For consumer brands in particular, says Bower, “you probably want to lean more on new Web 3.0 social media tools,” such as by setting up a Facebook storefront or page dedicated to the site relaunch. Tirelessly working social media channels proved fruitful for KGS Bikes. First Saunders focused on creating a following on networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Then, having succeeded in building a solid following on each, he announced the site relaunch to his followers. “I think the social networking can be the difference between wasting your money and time and being successful [with a site relaunch]. The Internet is the great equalizer,” Saunders says.In a similar social vein, entrepreneurs looking to maximize the impact of a web site relaunch should consider using a communal approach to revamping the site, says Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.”Most launches go about it in the wrong way, where they try to emulate the opening of a restaurant,” he says. “That might create curiosity, but it doesn’t build community. A really powerful way to build community, and the customer loyalty that comes with it, is to involve existing customers in the process. Make it a communal design of the site, where you ask them a few questions about how to improve your site, so they feel like they have a stake in the outcome. It not only gives you a chance to communicate with people, it establishes instant loyalty if their suggestions are implemented.”Further, Michalowicz says, don’t be shy about leveraging that community good will by asking Twitter followers, Facebook friends or allied bloggers to help spread the word about a site relaunch.Social media may be sexier, but don’t overlook traditional PR, marketing and media tools–print advertising, search-engine-optimized press releases issued on the Web and sent to media outlets via e-mail, etc.–in efforts to create buzz for a site relaunch. “There are plenty of sites you can use to send out a press release at little or no cost,” Bower says, “and local newspapers are dying for content right now.”Search engine optimization is vital not only to drawing attention to a press release announcing a site relaunch, but to attracting traffic to the site itself once it’s relaunched, says Davis. That puts a premium on consistently updated site content and key words. Goel says that one of the goals in redesigning the JangoMail site was to “show the search engines we have dynamic content.”Will it be worth your while as a business owner to take the extra steps to transform a humdrum web site relaunch into a “happening?” The determining factor in that decision usually is not money but time, Michalowicz says. “You don’t have to break the bank, but you definitely need to break a sweat.” 7 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

WestJet wraps up crossCanada trade Expos launches gift cards for purchase

first_img Share WestJet wraps up cross-Canada trade Expos, launches gift cards for purchase CALGARY — WestJet’s travel trade Expos were a resounding success this year, reaching over 4,000 travel agents in over 30 cities across Canada.The first round of Expos took place in April in Toronto, Mississauga, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, with fall events starting in St. John’s in early September before travelling west to Halifax, Moncton, Ottawa, Kitchener, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon and Langley. The last Expo took place on Oct. 4 in Parksville, B.C.“With our larger travel trade Expos in the spring of 2017, our fall Expos and local presentations hosted by WestJet’s Business Development Managers throughout the year, we have had the chance to have face-time with thousands of our agent partners,” said Lyell Farquharson, Vice President, Sales and Distribution. “Every year, we are adding more events and seeing more agents in more cities because we know how valuable these events are for the travel agent community and for all of us at WestJet.”More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?During the Expos, travel agents were able to visit with their regional WestJet representative and WestJet Vacations hotel and destination partners. The airline also gave presentations focused on its vision for the future and its plans for expanding into new markets in order to become a global airline.The airline’s next big event is its fifth annual Travel Partner Awards at the end of October.On the consumer side of things, WestJet has also announced that gift cards are now available for purchase on westjet.com/giftcard, just in time for the busy holiday season.Gift cards can be used to pay for travel on WestJet or WestJet Encore, seat selection and taxes and fees on travel. Denominations start at $25 and go up to $2,000 per card. Cards can be purchased through a secured transaction, combined with a credit card when redeeming for a flight purchase, and are redeemable on westjet.com or through travel agents.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backCards come in two forms: plastic gift cards and eGift cards.“The gift of flight is the gift of experience, adventure and travel to any of WestJet’s more than 100 destinations across North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe,” said Marshall Wilmot, WestJet Chief Loyalty Officer. “You can now give and receive the gift of travel, whether that is to cover the entire cost of someone’s ticket or make a contribution; it’s a very special gift to give.” Posted by Friday, October 6, 2017 center_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: WestJetlast_img read more

London UK – Reported by Elite Traveler the Pri

first_imgLondon, U.K. – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineIf there was anyone, watchmaker or watch enthusiast who wanted to attend a dinner, it was the one organised to honour George Daniels on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at the Lanesborough Hotel in London. The dinner was hosted to celebrate the extensive achievements, innovation and expertise George Daniels brought to the watch world.This exclusive and memorable dinner was organised by F.P.Journe’s long time London partners John and William Asprey, (William & Son, our UK agent) during which François-Paul Journe was honouring his long time friend and mentor George Daniels, one of the foremost watchmakers of the 20th century, who gave him the creative inspiration that has significantly stirred his horological career.F.P.Journe declared: “Without George Daniels, I would most certainly never have stared to make my first watch: George is definitely the foremost watchmakers of this 20th Century. It was in 1969, when the mechanical watch industry was dethroned by the arrival of quartz, that you started making your first watch. You were the pioneer; the first watchmaker who showed us the path to horology of Art, a non-utilitarian horology. The rest proved you were right, Swiss horology was back from the ashes in constructing watches of Art and ceremonial timepieces; the landscape repopulated in two decades.You have opened the main door of contemporary horology and showed us the path back to authentic watchmaking with innovation sense, in the respect of the grand horological tradition of our great watch masters. He opened the main door; I could only follow in opening others. But the most difficult to open was definitely the first one. George I am proud to be your friend and I wish to thank you immensely for all the incentive and inspiration you brought me, and I could only hope there would be more watchmakers like us making real horology.”François-Paul Journe then presented a thoughtful homage timekeeper to George Daniels, a Chronomètre Souverain of his collection, especially made for him and dedicated on the bridge of the movement: FP to George Daniels my Mentor 2010.The evening gathered some of the most prominent faces of the horological scene, who had a serious implication in bringing back the long gone memories of the great watch masters: independent master watchmakers and some of George Daniels’ intimate friends.Dr George Daniels, Master Watchmaker – Roger Smith, Master Watchmaker, former pupil of George Daniels – Jonathan Betts, Senior Watch specialist at the Royal Observatory of Greenwich – Tina Millar, Former Head of the Watch Division at Sotheby’s – John and William Asprey, William & Son – Sebastian Whitestone and Andrew Crisford, Bobinet – a few privileged watch collectors such as Stephen Luk, Anthony Kingsley, David Sitwell or David Newman, the editor of QP Magazine James Gurney and of course, François-Paul Journe.www.fpjourne.comlast_img read more

Amazon Prime Video has turned down all of its late

first_imgAmazon Prime Video has turned down all of its latest pilot season comedies, as research from the UK points to new original content as the key driver behind SVOD take-up.Comedies Sea Oak, The Climb and Love You More will not go into development for the coming year.There is also no clear decision made on the future of comedies One Mississippi and I Love Dick.The move arrives as Amazon’s focus shifts to big dramas. In November the company paid US$250 million for the rights to J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.Company chief Jeff Bezos has made it clear that content investment will go up in 2018, with an eye on globally popular shows like Game of Thrones.Amazon’s comedy choices come in the same week new data highlights the importance of premium original content to the streamers.Ofcom data shows that original content is the key driver of SVOD sign-ups in the UK. The report highlighted that 52% of UK households cite ‘original programming made by service provider’ as a reason to sign up to a streamer.Amazon also lost its head of half hour Joe Lewis in October, who resigned from the company after content chief Roy Price left amid sexual harassment claims. A replacement is yet to be named.last_img read more

It will be interesting to hear what Helicopter B

first_imgIt will be interesting to hear what “Helicopter” Ben has to say for himself…and how the precious metal markets will react, or be allowed to react.As has been the case for some time now, the gold price didn’t do a lot during the Far East trading session on Tuesday…and was down about four dollars when London opened at 8:00 a.m. BST.  From the open, the gold price rallied slowly but surely…and spiked right at the London p.m. gold fix.  From that spike high of the day [$1,650.50 spot] the gold price then got sold down immediately…and from noon onwards in New York, gold traded flat into the close of electronic trading at 5:15 p.m. Eastern time.Gold closed at $1,641.50 spot…down $3.20 on the day.  Net volume was very light…around 98,000 contracts.Silver’s price path was pretty much the same as gold’s…except for the fact that the sell off after the London p.m. gold fix took the silver price down into negative territory on the day.  The high price tick was $31.25 spot.Silver closed at $30.83 spot…down 4 cents from Monday’s close…and well off its spike high price at the fix.  Gross volume was monstrous, but once all the spreads/roll-overs out of the May contract were subtracted, the volume dropped down to a net 22,000 contracts, which is very light.The dollar index opened around the 79.35 mark in early morning trading in the Far East…and struggled to maintain that right up until minutes before 9:00 a.m. in New York.  Then, in the space of an hour, the dollar index fell 25 basis points…with its low price tick coming at precisely 10:00 a.m. in New York.  Gold and silver’s high tick of the day came about ten minutes after that.From there, the dollar index gained back a bit of its decline in rather erratic fashion…and finished down about 15 basis points on the day.The gold stocks didn’t rally much going into the London p.m. gold fix…and quickly got sold off after that.  From there they chopped around the unchanged mark for the rest of the Wednesday trading day…and the HUI finished flat, showing no change…0.00%…on the day.The silver stocks finished mixed…and Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment Index closed up/down a tiny 0.41%.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME Daily Delivery Report was another quiet one…as it will probably be for the rest of the April delivery month…as only 25 gold and 16 silver contracts were posted for delivery on Thursday.There were no reported changes in either GLD or SLV…and the U.S. Mint didn’t have a sales report, either.The Zürcher Kantonalbank had an updated report on their gold and silver ETFs at the end of trading last Friday.  Their gold ETF showed a small decline of 2,586 troy ounces…and their silver ETF showed a decline of only 62,761 ounces.Monday was pretty quiet over at the Comex-approved depositories as well.  They reported receiving only 38,009 troy ounces of silver…and shipped 3,002 ounces out the door.I have the usual number of stories for a mid-week column…and I hope you have time to go through all of them.The entire world economy rests on the consumer; if he ever stops spending money he doesn’t have on things he doesn’t need, we’re done for. – Bill BonnerWith volume being as low as it was yesterday, I wouldn’t read too much into Tuesday’s price action in either gold or silver.  But it’s tempting to fantasize how high both silver and gold would have risen if both metals hadn’t run into a willing seller once the London gold ‘fix’ was in at 10:00 a.m. New York time.Yesterday, at the close of Comex trading at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time, was the cut-off for this Friday’s Commitment of Traders Report.  All of Monday’s price action in both gold…and particularly in silver…will be in this report.  Both Ted and I were speculating about how much of an improvement we would see in the Commercial net short position in silver…and if JPMorgan et al were able to trick a bunch of the technical funds into going short during Monday’s engineered price decline in that metal.  In two days we’ll have our answer.Far East price action on their Wednesday was absolutely dead.  Volumes were the lowest that I’ve ever seen in all my years of watching the overnight markets.  Gold volume, up until the London open, was under 7,000 contracts…and silver’s net volume was still well under 800 contracts thirty minutes after trading began in London!  I would guess they would be record low volumes.  And as I hit the send button on today’s missive at 5:17 a.m. Eastern time, I note that neither gold nor silver are doing much price-wise.  Although trading volumes have picked up substantially in both metals, they’re still incredibly light.It’s eerily quiet out there…and I’m not exactly sure what to make of it…and I certainly have no idea which way prices are going to go from here.  But if I was forced to bet ten bucks, I’d say that we saw the lows for both gold and silver during the Comex session on Monday.  And as I said yesterday, I wouldn’t bet the ranch on it, as a ten spot is all I would care to lose if I’m wrong.If we do go lower from here, it will have nothing to do with what’s happening in the real world of supply and demand…or the current goings-on in the fiat currency world…it will all have to do with the what ‘da boyz’ are up to.  That’s the long and the short of it.Today is the last day of the FOMC meeting…and it will be interesting to hear what “Helicopter” Ben has to say for himself…and how the precious metal markets will react, or be allowed to react to whatever he says.  So I await the Comex trading session in New York today with special interest.Before I close, I would like to remind you one last time that, starting on Friday, Casey’s spring summit…“Recovery Reality Check”…will be held in Florida. If you’re not registered to attend, you may want to purchase the complete audio collection (available in a 20-CD set and/or MP3 downloads) so you can listen at home. The faculty presenting includes David Stockman, director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Reagan; resource investing legend Rick Rule; Casey Research Chairman Doug Casey; Harry Dent, best-selling author of The Crash Ahead; Lacy Hunt, executive VP of Hoisington Investment Management…and 26 other financial luminaries. And they are telling me if you order before the show starts on April 27th…you’ll save $100.  To learn more about the 31 financial experts and what they are presenting, you can click here…and it costs nothing to check it out.See you on Thursday. 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The news is just out that a company called Red Eag

first_imgThe news is just out that a company called Red Eagle Mining (RD.V) has received the final permit it needs to build its San Ramon Gold Mine in Colombia. We don’t own Red Eagle shares, but this very good news is important to us, because there has been increasing skepticism of Colombia as a mining jurisdiction in recent years. Decades of war and terrorism had pretty much halted modern exploration in Colombia, so when that wound down in the early 2000s, there was an exploration boom. Many stocks soared simply on the basis of acquiring properties to spend money on in the country. Then reality set in, progress was slow, the market turned down, and environmental opposition to mining in the country ramped up. The skepticism was not unreasonable. That makes it all the more important that Red Eagle’s final license was granted in full, without conditions. This shows that Colombia is indeed open to responsible mining, and that’s just what we needed to know regarding our own investments in the country.last_img read more

Disabled activists have expressed elation and reli

first_imgDisabled activists have expressed elation and relief at the overwhelming defeat of an assisted suicide bill in the House of Commons, but fear that another attempt to change the law may not be far away.The private members’ bill put forward by Labour MP Rob Marris, which would have legalised assisted suicide for people said to have up to six months to live, was defeated by 330 votes to 118.But there are concerns that pro-assisted suicide campaigners are already plotting their next move to try to force through legalisation, either through the courts or parliament.An almost identical bill was introduced by the Labour peer – and the party’s shadow justice secretary – Lord Falconer in the House of Lords in June.And there was also concern that almost as many Labour MPs voted in favour of the bill as voted against it, including several members of Jeremy Corbyn’s new shadow cabinet, such as Maria and Angela Eagle, Hilary Benn, Kate Green, Kerry McCarthy, Rosie Winterton and the new shadow work and pensions secretary Owen Smith.Disabled campaigners, many of them from the user-led grassroots group Not Dead Yet UK (NDY UK), were outside the Houses of Parliament in force while MPs debated the bill inside, and they easily outnumbered supporters of the legislation.Brian Hilton, digital campaigns officer for Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People, said: “When the votes were counted and it was announced the bill had been defeated, it was definitely a ‘punch the air’ moment.”The coalition has taken a formal position opposing assisted suicide, and played a key role in the campaign to oppose the bill, alongside NDY UK and Disabled People Against Cuts.Hilton said: “Our celebrations were more out of relief than triumphalism. Also, we are well aware that the spectre of assisted suicide still remains.“Sooner or later disabled people will fight for our lives, for our very existence, all over again.”He also expressed concerns about support within the Labour party for assisted suicide.Dennis Queen, an NDY UK activist, said the celebrations of disabled campaigners when they heard the result of the vote, at about 2.20pm on Friday, were “so loud that I had to put my ear defenders on”.She said she was “really elated” with the victory and believed that she and others had been “overwhelmed” by the vote’s outcome, partly because it was so “decisive”.She said: “For once I feel the MPs have listened to us. They realised that you cannot bring in a law just to bring peace of mind to non-disabled people.”She said disabled opponents of legalisation had already begun writing to the Labour party – whose new leader, Jeremy Corbyn, did not vote on the bill – to complain about Lord Falconer’s appointment as shadow justice secretary.Queen said: “We have achieved a lot this time. It really has been a massive piece of collective work. We will sit and rest [but only] for five minutes.”Deborah Caulfield, another NDY UK member who took part in the demonstration outside parliament, said: “It was just wonderful to be among so many disabled people. It felt very safe, very right.“In terms of solidarity, it felt that whatever the outcome we were going to be strong, we were there for each other.”Caulfield said there was “uproar, astonishment and spontaneous hugs” when the result of the vote was announced.She said: “I was hugely delighted, but also very proud. I felt that the campaign group, which was quite disparate, fragmented and ‘virtual’, had really achieved something fantastic, and on a shoestring compared with that lot [Dignity in Dying].“I was proud to have been a small part of it.”But she added: “I think the arguments have to continue. There is a reality that the ‘pro’ lot do not get it.“I am now in fighting mode – fighting to enlighten on the reality of disabled people’s lives in a non-emotional way.”Ruth Gould, artistic director of DaDaFest, was among those to praise the campaigning efforts of Not Dead Yet UK.In a regular newsletter to DaDaFest supporters, she said she was “delighted that the bill was overturned and with such a big majority”. She added: “My thanks and admiration go to Liz Carr and the Not Dead Yet campaign team – they have worked above and beyond to champion the rights of so many – guys you are brilliant.”Despite several attempts to ask Dignity in Dying what its immediate campaigning plans were, its press office refused to return calls from Disability News Service by 6pm this evening (Thursday).last_img read more