Carsons alleged Top Secret access troubling NDP MP

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Conservatives need to come clean on whether Bruce Carson had access to Top Secret information on the Afghanistan war, says NDP MP Paul Dewar.“We need to know what he knew and who he shared the info with,” said Dewar. “Now that we know he was in the inner circle when it came to the Afghan file.”The Toronto Star reported this week that Carson was involved with the Afghanistan file and had access to Top Secret information. Carson only had a lower echelon, Secret-level security clearance.Prime Minister Stephen Harper has faced question over how Carson managed to work in the Prime Minister’s Office when he had five criminal convictions and faced two bankruptcies.Carson is currently facing an RCMP investigation. The PMO asked the RCMP to investigate Carson after a meeting with APTN reporters.APTN was investigating Carson’s involvement with Ottawa-based water company seeking to sell water filtration systems to First Nations communities.The water company had a financial arrangement with Carson’s fiancee, a former escort.last_img read more

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Wetsuweten community to benefit from energy company deal chief

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Unist’ot’en ​Camp in British Columbia has been blocking pipeline companies for several years on their traditional territory.Tensions are rising as people believe the RCMP may soon take action.But we look at one community that has signed a benefit agreement with the energy company and see an opportunity for their community to get ahead.APTN’s Tina House has the story.last_img

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UNESCO urges maritime restrictions for World Heritage Sites in Italy

23 January 2012The United Nations agency tasked with safeguarding the world’s cultural heritage called on Italy today to restrict maritime access to its most culturally and ecologically sensitive areas, including the lagoon city of Venice. The United Nations agency tasked with safeguarding the world’s cultural heritage called on Italy today to restrict maritime access to its most culturally and ecologically sensitive areas, including the lagoon city of Venice. In the wake of the recent Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) urged the Italian Government to quickly develop alternative plans for seafaring traffic around the World Heritage site of Venice. The Northern Italian city is a renowned tourist destination and is visited by almost 300 large cruise ships each year. On 13 January, the hull of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia was torn open after it ran aground off the coast of Tuscany’s Giglio Island. According to media reports, 15 people died and at least 18 are still missing. The ship was also carrying a reported 2,400 tonnes of fuel, prompting widespread concerns about a potential environmental disaster. “The tragic accident reinforces longstanding concern over the risk that large cruise liners pose to sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, particularly the Venice Lagoon and the Basin of San Marco,” wrote Francesco Bandarin, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture, in a letter to the Italian Ministry of the Environment. Mr. Bandarin, who was writing on behalf of UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, also expressed the agency’s condolences for “the tragic loss of life” caused by the accident and praised the efforts of rescue teams and the local population in dealing with the disaster’s aftermath. The regular cruise liner traffic in Venice has contributed to damaging the fragile structure of the city, according to the agency. The massive ships cause water tides that erode the foundations of buildings and contribute to polluting the natural environment of the surrounding lagoon. read more

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Burnaby appeal to Supreme Court over Trans Mountain pipeline showboating Rachel Notley

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says a decision by the City of Burnaby, B.C., to take its fight over the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion to the Supreme Court is showboating.Notley said the city doesn’t have any hope of stopping the pipeline expansion in the courts.“If I were a taxpayer in Burnaby, regardless of my position on the pipeline, I would be very irritated to see my mayor throwing good money after bad in terms of a legal fight which I’m sure every single lawyer who has given him advice has told him they don’t have any hope of succeeding in,” she said in Calgary Wednesday.“He’s going to showboat all he wants and people will judge them accordingly.”B.C.’s opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline appears to be running out of toolsB.C. city of Burnaby to take Trans Mountain pipeline fight to Supreme Court of Canada‘The court wouldn’t even hear it’: B.C. loses Trans Mountain appeal in federal court in ‘definitive’ victoryBurnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said Tuesday the city will ask the country’s highest court for leave to appeal a lower court ruling last week.The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed a bid by Burnaby and the B.C. government to challenge a National Energy Board decision that cleared the way for Kinder Morgan Canada to bypass local bylaws during pipeline construction.The expansion project would triple the amount of diluted bitumen from Alberta to Burnaby’s port for shipment overseas.The federal government approved the pipeline expansion in 2016, but the project faces significant opposition in B.C. Thousands of people have rallied in protest and the provincial government has raised concerns about the pipeline’s possible environmental and economic impact.There are still a number of other legal decisions pending on the pipeline, including a review by the Federal Court of Appeal of the decision by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet to approve the project and a review by B.C.’s highest court of the decision by the former provincial government to approve the pipeline.Premier John Horgan is also seeking a legal ruling on whether his province can restrict increased amounts of oil from coming into B.C. while his government reviews oil-spill safety measures.Notley said “willy-nilly” legal challenges — like Burnaby’s leave to appeal to the Supreme Court — will not deter investors.“I think the idea is that you hope to make investors uncertain but, at a certain point, investors have good lawyers too and they understand when they’re real legal challenges and when they are showpieces.” read more

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Vancouver Island company works with Airbus to create new water bomber

by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 10, 2015 9:23 am MDT Last Updated Nov 10, 2015 at 10:21 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Vancouver Island company works with Airbus to create new water bomber VANCOUVER – A forestry and aviation company based in Port Alberni, B.C., has signed an agreement with Airbus to help turn a workhorse transport plane into a water bomber.The Coulson Group of Canada has inked a memorandum of understanding with Airbus Defence and Space to work on the water bomber version of the Airbus C295W transport aircraft.Under the agreement, Coulson will tailor its retardant dropping system to the C295W, switching the turboprop from a transport plane to a water bomber.Two removable, 3,500 litre tanks will be built, with each tank capable of being filled with water or retardant in under seven minutes.Coulson spokesman Britton Coulson says the upgrades will make the C295W a cost-effective firefighting aircraft that can easily be used for other duties when the fire season ends.Coulson owns two massive Martin Mars water bombers, two C-130 Hercules aircraft and several powerful Sikorsky S-61 helicopters, and has a dependable record of supplying and maintaining large aircraft suitable for fire suppression.— read more

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Family dog rescues boy spinning in tumble dryer

first_imgFive-year-old Riley Gedge-Duffy, from Bangor in County Down, Northern Ireland, suffered painful burns after accidentally shutting himself in a tumble dryer over the weekend.Riley, who has Downs Syndrome, was rescued after his family’s pet dog, a cockapoo named Teddy, raised the alarm – and his family say his injuries would have been far worse had Riley not been there to help.Aaron Duffy, the boy’s father, told the Press Association: “My wife was upstairs hoovering at the time and the dog ran upstairs and basically went berserk so she knew something was not right. Credit:Aaron Duffy/PA Wire “When she went downstairs she saw our older son watching TV and asked ‘where’s Riley?’The dog was barking like mad and running backwards and forwards to the tumble dryer, but because it was so dark inside she could not see where Riley was.“They could hear banging and crashing and could see his iPad going round and round. We suspect he was inside for a couple of minutes. She pulled Riley out and started pouring cold water over him.”I arrived home about 40 seconds later, stripped him and took him into the shower to cover him in cold water. After that I dialled 999.” Riley received hospital treatment following his ordeal. Riley was taken to the Ulster hospital in Dundonald, where he was treated for burns and bruising to his head. He’s now understood to be recovering well. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Riley received hospital treatment following his ordeal.Credit:Aaron Duffy/PA Wire “It doesn’t bear thinking about what might have happened if the dog had not been there,” said Mr Duffy.“It angers me, really, when I think about what could have happened. Kids have suffocated and the heat drawing the air could have killed Riley quicker. Only for our dog reacting the way she did, my wife would not have known something was up.” Rileylast_img read more

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The Goat Who Can Never Find Anything in his Size Pic of

first_imgBEING A GOAT is tough enough at the best of times but when there’s literally nothing that will fit you it’s all the more troubling.This goat and his friends found themselves in the Age UK store in Romford in Essex, northeast of London today as the charity looked to highlight how charity donations can help an older person overseas.“Come on there’ll be something over here surely…” Goats are the most common economic animals in the developing world apparently.“Their summer collection is rubbish this year…” At a cost of £18 or around €21, each goat can provide an older person and their family with milk, fertiliser and an income. And if you’re lucky enough to land one of these goats, perhaps you’ll get some fashion advice too….“Come on there’ll be something in Penneys…” More: James Bond in Dublin Pic of the DayAnd: The ‘Not My Job’ Pic of the Daylast_img read more

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PSNI to be given access to Dolours Price interviews

first_imgPOLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland will be given access to a number of interviews carried out by academic researchers with the late IRA member Dolours Price following a US Supreme Court ruling today.An appeal to keep the transcripts from being handed over to the PSNI was turned away by the judge this morning. That leaves in place a high court ruling which ordered Boston College to give the Justice Department portions of recorded interviews with the convicted IRA car bomber.Federal officials want to forward the tapes to detectives investigating the 1972 murder of Belfast mother Jean McConville.Price, who died in January, and other former IRA members were interviewed between 2001 and 2006 as part of The Belfast Project – a resource for journalists, scholars and historians studying the Troubles in Northern Ireland.In October, a stay was put on the high court order to allow journalist Ed Moloney and former IRA member Anthony McIntyre – the men behind the oral history project – to appeal.McConville is one of the Disappeared who were people that were abducted, murdered and secretly buried by the IRA. Her remains lay undiscovered for over 30 years until walkers on Shelling Hill beach in Dundalk came across them by chance in 2003.The oral history project involved academics, journalists and historians conducting interviews with former republicans and loyalists about their activities during the long conflict, including Price who participated in the car bombing of a London court in 1973 which injured over 200 people.-Additional reporting by Associated PressWife of IRA interviewer: ‘Releasing Boston tapes will endanger my family’last_img read more

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Man 60s and woman 30s killed in twocar crash in Dublin

first_imgMan (60s) and woman (30s) killed in two-car crash in Dublin The crash occurred at around 6.30am in the north Dublin area. 266,638 Views Friday 22 Mar 2019, 11:45 AM Mar 22nd 2019, 7:21 AM By Sean Murray 80 Comments Share649 Tweet Email5 Updated Mar 22nd 2019, 11:45 AM Emergency services at the scene. Source: Cllr Alison GillilandA MAN IN his sixties and a woman in her thirties died this morning following a serious road collision in the north Dublin area of Drumcondra.In a statement, gardaí said that two vehicles were involved in a crash at around 6.30am this morning at the junction of Drumcondra Road Lower and Hollybank Road.The road, which was closed, has now reopened.The man and woman were sole occupants in their vehicles. They have been removed to the Dublin City Mortuary in Whitehall where a post mortem examination will take place.A technical and forensic examination took place on the road.Gardaí are appealing for motorists with dashcams or anyone travelling on Drumcondra Road Lower between 6.15am and 6.45 to contact Mountjoy Garda Station on 01 666 8600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.  Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4555155 last_img read more

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5 millions de Samsung Galaxy S II écoulés en 85 jours

first_img5 millions de Samsung Galaxy S II écoulés en 85 joursPas encore disponible en Amérique du Nord, le Samsung Galaxy S II réalise pourtant de bien meilleures ventes que son prédécesseur.Tout va pour le mieux pour Samsung. Le constructeur sud-coréen connaît une belle réussite commerciale avec son smartphone Galaxy S II, qui s’est écoulé à quelques 5 millions d’exemplaires en 85 jours. Cette nouvelle, annoncée sur le blog de Samsung et relayée par Business Mobile, est d’autant plus impressionnante qu’elle s’est produite, alors que celui qui est considéré comme le meilleur des smartphones Android, n’est pas encore vendu aux Etats-Unis.À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?La marque espère ainsi atteindre rapidement la barre des 10 millions, grâce notamment au lancement dans 120 nouveaux pays. Le premier Galaxy S avait mis 7 mois à atteindre la barre des 10 millions de ventes et avait plafonné à 14 millions d’exemplaires écoulés. Des chiffres qui permettent à Samsung de devancer Nokia mais aussi Apple au niveau des ventes globales dans le secteur des smartphones.Le 28 juillet 2011 à 12:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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ASA Moves to Join Anderson et al v EPA as Intervenor

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA), as part of an industry coalition consisting of CropLife America, the American Seed Trade Association, the Ag Retailers Association, the National Cotton Council of America, the National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Corn Growers Association, asked a federal court on Wednesday to allow them to join the lawsuit Anderson v. McCarthy, case no. 4:16-cv-00068 (N.D. Cal. filed Jan. 6, 2016). The suit, brought by a number of plaintiffs including environmental activists, requests a court order requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate seeds treated with neonicotinoids as pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), which provides authority to EPA to regulate pesticides. The coalition seeks to join the lawsuit to defend EPA’s current regulation of neonicotinoid seed treatments and to ensure that the court and EPA understand the vital importance of treated seeds to American agriculture.”Treated seed provides ASA’s members with an economical means for managing risk and protecting seeds from early-season insects, pests, and diseases, improving plant vigor, and increasing crop yields,” said ASA President Richard Wilkins in his declaration before the court. “Without the ability to plant treated seed, ASA’s members would suffer reduced farm income from crop loss and incur hundreds of millions of dollars in added costs from larger and more frequent foliar applications of less effective pesticides, requiring extra passes over each field and additional time, energy, and capital. Some ASA members may also be forced to engage in costly higher-density seeding-planting more seeds per acre than they currently are planting- to offset inevitable stand loss caused by increased pest pressures.”last_img read more

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Philadelphian jumps on tracks to help fallen man

first_imgPHILADELPHIA — A recovering drug addict with a long rap sheet who was hailed as a hero for jumping onto subway tracks to rescue a man who walked off a platform deflected the praise Friday by saying he was just doing the “right thing.”Still, Christopher Knafelc suggested that he views the good deed he did, and the praise that followed, as another sign that he is on the right path in life.“It did help reinforce that I’m a good person,” Knafelc told The Associated Press in an interview at his mother’s south Philadelphia apartment. “I questioned that a lot because of my colorful past.”Knafelc, 32, had just sat down to wait for a train at a north Philadelphia station on Thursday afternoon when he saw a man flail and fall off the platform and onto the tracks. He said he instinctively jumped down to help, knowing that a train would be arriving in a few minutes.He called up to people on the platforms to get the trains stopped and he held the man’s head and neck stable until firefighters arrived. Train traffic was halted.last_img read more

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Sports Monday Astros Take Extra Innings To Sweep As And Coach Mike

first_imgBen Margot/APHouston Astros’ Myles Straw (26) celebrates after scoring against the Oakland Athletics in the 12th inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) 00:00 /06:40 Listen X The Houston Astros have won 5 of 6, including a weekend sweep of the A’s, despite being without another of their star players. The ‘Stros would seem to have a very favorable schedule this week, with series against the Mariners and Orioles, both in last place in their divisions.Negotiations for a contract extension between the Rockets and head coach Mike D’Antoni ended Thursday without a deal in place. D’Antoni will enter the last season of a four-year deal this fall. The Houston Dynamo played Sporting KC to a 1-1 draw Saturday night. But the more significant news of recent weeks for the Dynamo has been off the pitch. DaMarcus Beasley announced recently that this season will be his last.We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.center_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

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Facebook Watch Adds More Light Fare Shows From Nala the Cat Tamera

first_imgFacebook is getting more cat videos — from Instagram-famous feline Nala the Cat — and an interactive, reality TV-style wedding show from television personality Tamera Mowry-Housley.The two shows embody the kind of programming that has been most popular on the still-nascent Watch platform: viral videos and personality-driven lifestyle series. “The Nala Show” debuts Friday, April 27, and “Help Us Get Married!” hosted by Mowry-Housley premieres May 3.Facebook hasn’t disclosed metrics for Watch, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week said data indicates the strategy is working. “I’d say it’s still pretty early overall in terms of the growth of [Watch], but it’s clearly an area that’s important, where I think we have something unique that we’re going to bring to make this successful,” he said on the company’s Q1 earnings call Wednesday. Popular on Variety The first episode of “The Nala Show” goes live April 27 at 1 p.m. ET, with new episodes set to drop each Friday on the show’s Facebook Watch Page (at this link). For what it’s worth, Nala — a 7-year-old, blue-eyed Siamese mix — holds the record as the most popular cat on Facebook-owned Instagram (@nala_cat), with more than 3.5 million followers. She has 2.5 million followers on Facebook.Nala’s owner, L.A.-based Varisiri Mathachittiphan, produces the popular cat’s social-media output, which has expanded to feature four other adopted kitties and one adopted dog. Members of the Nala Cat Group on Facebook will have access to exclusive content and viewing events such as Watch Parties, which let users view videos at the same time in a group.“Help Us Get Married!”, which Facebook is funding, takes an interactive spin on the wedding-planning TV genre. The show follows three newly engaged couples, who face a different wedding-day decision in each Thursday episode. Facebook viewers will be able to weigh in with their thoughts through polls, and in Friday night episodes will reveal the audience votes for each couple.The series is set to run over 12 weeks, culminating in an episode featuring the three couples’ weddings. “Help Us Get Married!” is hosted by Mowry-Housley, who also co-hosts syndicated daytime talkshow “The Real.” She’s perhaps best known for starring in ’90s Disney Channel series “Sister, Sister” alongside her twin sister, Tia Mowry (who has her own Facebook Watch series, “Quick Fix”).“I remember planning my own wedding and how stressful decision making can really be for every little detail,” Mowry-Housley said in a statement. “Through the help of the community on Facebook, I hope we can make the process for each couple much easier as they let us into the most intimate planning of their wedding days and have a lot of fun along the way.”“Help Us Get Married!” is set to premiere next Thursday, May 3, on the Facebook Watch show page at facebook.com/helpusgetmarried.The show is produced by Thumb Candy Media, the digital studio division of B-17 Entertainment, founded by Rhett Bachner and Brien Meagher, who serve as executive producers alongside Richard Courtney. Mowry-Housley is represented by CAA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Loeb & Loeb.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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80 people die in city daily due to air pollution

first_imgIn a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that polluted air, particularly the respirable particulate matter is one of the several factors responsible for morbidity and premature deaths. “An international study released recently has claimed that foul air is killing up to 80 people a day in Delhi. The numbers of premature deaths given in the study are based on the constructive estimates and extrapolations of data,” the minister said. Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 croreHe said that government had sponsored two studies in Delhi, “Epidemiological Study on Effects of Air Pollution on Human Health in Delhi” during 2002-2005 and “Study on Ambient Air Quality, Respiratory Symptoms and Lung Function of Children in Delhi” which was carried out during 2003-2005. “The studies indicate that several pulmonary and systemic immunity and damage to chromosomes and DNA and other health impairments are associated with cumulative exposure to high level of particulate pollution that increases the risk of various diseases including respiratory and cardiovascular diseases,” Javadekar said.  Also Read – Man who cheated 20 women on matrimonial websites arrestedHe also added that of 2,800 highly polluting industries required to install online monitoring systems, industries have set up 920 such devices as on June 30. In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar said that 2,800 industries under 17 categories of highly polluting industries are required to install online monitoring system.Of these, the industries have installed 920 devices, he said. Javadekar said that grossly polluting industries located in the Ganga basin are also required to install online monitoring system for effluents.“The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued directions to direct all industries falling under 17 categories of highly polluting industries to install online effluent/emission monitoring system inluding (those of) public sector like Steel Authority of India Limited, National Aluminium Company Limited and National Thermal Power Corporation Limited,” he said.last_img read more

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Exodus goes bespoke with new Tailormade Adventures

first_imgExodus goes bespoke with new Tailormade Adventures Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Posted bycenter_img TORONTO — Exodus Travels has launched Tailormade Adventures, offering private and customized trips to any of Exodus’ 100+ destinations.Sasha Andrews, Director of Industry Sales, says each Tailormade Adventure trip comes with expert local private guides, private driver and vehicle, custom itineraries, customizable pre/post tour extensions and 24/7 around-the-clock support. Clients also get the “luxury of a private tour without the high price tag”, and the benefit of Exodus Travels’ 44 years and counting of expertise.“With a growing demand for more freedom and flexibility, we are proud to launch Tailormade Adventures providing travellers the ability to travel when they want, with who they want, and in whichever style they are most comfortable with,” says Andrews. “Customized options range from cultural adventures to active and adventurous trips, and provide wonderful opportunities for memorable family getaways, honeymoons, groups of friends, cycling and hiking clubs, wellness retreats or even incentive group trips.”The Tailormade Adventures trips are ideal for those who don’t care to join a group, want to travel at their own pace or simply have more freedom, she adds. Almost any of Exodus Travels’ 600+ itineraries can be customized to suit travellers’ individual style, schedule and budget, for two people or as many as 20+.More news:  ‘Turn around year’ for TPI brings double-digit growthExodus takes care of all the planning, with local guides, tours, hotels, culinary encounters, vehicles, drivers, transfers, internal flights, beach extensions and everything in-between “so travellers can sit back and enjoy a private adventure”.Interested clients select any Exodus Travels itinerary and are then matched up with a destination expert to create their own Tailormade Adventure, set to their travel dates, group number, style, and budget.For more information see exodustravels.com. Tags: Exodus Travels Friday, November 24, 2017 last_img read more

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HIS acquisition of Red Label complete TravelBrands has its executive team in

first_img Monday, March 18, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Share Travelweek Group center_img TORONTO — The acquisition of TravelBrands parent company Red Label Vacations Inc. by a subsidiary of H.I.S. Co., Ltd. (H.I.S.) is now official and TravelBrands President and CEO Frank DeMarinis and his executive team say they’re excited to lead the company forward.DeMarinis will continue on as president and CEO of TravelBrands, overseeing a portfolio of both retail and wholesale brands including Sunquest, TravelBrands Cruises by Encore Cruises, Exotik Journeys and more. In addition to TravelBrands, Red Label Vacations also operates The Travel Experts, redtag.ca and itravel2000.com.Earlier this month Red Label’s Joe DeMarinis and Enzo DeMarinis announced their retirement from the company.TravelBrands’ executive team members include:Diane Lattavo – Senior Vice President, Air and OperationsNathalie Tanious – Senior Vice President, CommercialElvi Cal – Vice President, Product DevelopmentSam Youssef – Director of Integrated MarketingJohn Puntillo – CIO and Vice President of Information TechnologyTony Saunders – Senior Vice President and CFOMore news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTDeMarinis says the completion of the sale brings a new stage of growth and development for the organization as a whole. “With the support of H.I.S., TravelBrands is expecting to enhance its service and offerings to travellers and travel agents alike.”Red Label announced its acquisition by a subsidiary of H.I.S. Group in January 2019.H.I.S. is a publicly traded multi-national travel company based in Japan, with over 12,000 employees worldwide and a global footprint in a range of sectors beyond travel, including theme parks, hotels and others.Under the agreement with H.I.S., Red Label Vacations will continue to operate as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary of H.I.S.H.I.S. also purchased Jonview Canada from Transat in 2017, and acquired a majority stake in Merit Travel in 2016. Tags: Acquisitions, Red Label, TravelBrands H.I.S. acquisition of Red Label complete; TravelBrands has its executive team in placelast_img read more

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Related Air Sylhet wins rights to fly from the UK

first_img RelatedAir Sylhet wins rights to fly from the UK to JeddahAir Sylhet wins rights to fly from the UK to JeddahJet2.com to launch new summer flights from Manchesterflights to Kos, Venice and Gran Canaria from Manchester next summerRyanair launches flights to Newquay from StanstedRyanair has reintroduced daily flights to Newquay Cornwall Airport from Stansted A new airline will be launched from Stansted and Manchester next month, it has been revealed.Air Sylhet, which is based in Birmingham and Vienna, will launch its maiden service from Stansted and Manchester to Dubai via the Austrian capital.The investors behind the new airline admit that its launch comes at a troubled time for the industry, with a number of cheap flights carriers struggling under the burden of high fuel costs.They insist, however, that they can exploit a gap in the airline market by offering new services to destinations that are poorly served by its competitors.Commenting on the launch, Air Sylhet’s chairman Kabir Khan said that he recognised that launching a new airline in the current climate was “bucking the trend”.”The difference between our offering compared to others is that we provide a complete service to high and exacting standards, but we offer it at a rate which is value for money,” he said.Air Sylhet’s first commercial flight to Dubai will take off on November 9th. The airline has announced that it will introduce a new service to Bangladesh next year.Add the new Skyscanner WhoFlies Widget to your website! 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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Cyprus Shipping Chamber calls for speedy oil and gas framework

first_imgThe Cyprus Shipping Chamber is calling on the government and all stakeholders to quickly establish the legal framework within which the oil and gas sector will operate.Director General of the Chamber Thomas Kazakos, addressing the 4th Mare Forum Cyprus 2015, in Nicosia, said the discovery of natural gas in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus created great prospects for shipping and Cyprus as a whole.New pioneering shipping and energy projects with great financial benefits for the Cyprus economy “will offer Cyprus and, by extension Europe, an even greater political influence on a regional and global level in matters concerning energy and shipping,” he said.“The success of such projects depends on clear and transparent incentive-based strategies, which will make the most of Cyprus’ energy potential. Diverse resource development, environmental responsibility, efficient use of energy and the role of the shipping sector, are areas that all stakeholders must focus on,” he said. This was imperative for investors.“We, therefore, urge the Government and all stakeholders to proceed speedily, with establishing the relevant legal framework within which, the oil and gas sector will operate and to support the development of adequate training and testing facilities related to the needs of the sector. It is vitally necessary to invest in training and education, as well as research and development, in order to quickly develop such projects and training institutions, so the local Cypriot workforce can also be deployed,” he said. (CNA)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 Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Girl 17 reported missing from Limassol home

first_imgNimca Kalif Ahmed, 17, has been reported missing from her home in Limassol, police said on Saturday about the Somali teen, last seen on May 17.Police were alerted about her disappearance at approximately 6pm on Thursday.She is described as approximately 1.65m tall, of average weight, with brown hair, and dark eyes.  Police said that she was wearing a red head scarf and a long red dress on the day she disappeared.Anyone with information about her is asked to communicate with the Limassol police at 25 805057, the nearest police station, or with the citizens’ help line at 1460.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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