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Alberta announces another round of easing on oil production restrictions

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has announced another easing of restrictions on oil production, saying the amount that can be produced will increase in May by 25,000 barrels per day and another 25,000 barrels per day in June.The province mandated production cuts at the start of this year in an effort to reduce a price discount on oil produced in Western Canada, which is due to a lack of pipeline and rail capacity.The province says in a news release that less diluent is needed to move the bitumen through pipelines when the weather is warmer, meaning there’s more capacity. B.C. seeks pipeline ‘veto’ in new court battle with Ottawa, Alberta Imperial’s Aspen project was ‘the exception’ to Canada’s stagnant oil growth outlook. Not anymore Enbridge Line 3 delays may cause oil-by-rail to skyrocket to new heights, see Alberta extend curtailment The Alberta government initially ordered production of raw crude oil and bitumen to be cut by 325,000 barrels per day.Since then, the province has eased the mandatory cuts as the discount for Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend oil compared with New York-traded West Texas Intermediate has fallen.It says that when both increases are in effect in June, it will represent a total increase of 150,000 barrels a day since the start of the production limit policy on Jan. 1.“As we increase production, we’re providing even more certainty for producers who have been working with us to protect the jobs and livelihoods of thousands of Alberta families and businesses,” Premier Rachel Notley said in Monday’s news release.“This temporary policy has been critical to reducing the oil price differential while we move ahead with our medium-term plan to ship more oil by rail and lead the long-term charge for new pipelines as we fight to get full value for the resources owned by all Albertans.”Effective June 1, the province will allow 3.71 million barrels per day to be produced.When the production limits were announced in December, the government said it would buy as many as 80 locomotives and 7,000 rail tankers, expected to move the province’s excess oil to markets, with the first shipments expected in late 2019.Monday’s news release said the province’s crude-by-rail program is scheduled to begin initial shipments in July, ramping up to 120,000 barrel-a-day shipments by 2020.The government said it will continue to monitor the market and its response to the increases, and will work to provide information prior to trading periods for future months. read more

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Samuel Smith pub chain becomes first in UK to ban mobile phones

A pub chain boasting more than 300 outlets has banned customers from talking on their mobile phones while on the premises.In Samuel Smith’s pubs, a chain originating from Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, customers wishing to make a phone call will have to go outside, the same as smokers.Photographs of a memo telling managers to enforce this rule, allegedly sent by pub boss Humphrey Smith, have been published by the Manchester Evening News. It dictates that  customers wishing to check their phones must go outside “in the same way as is required with smoking”.According to the memo, the ban also applies to laptops and tablets, and says that  customers are also not allowed to “receive transmitted pictures of sport or download music apps”. “The brewery’s policy is that our pubs are for social conversation person to person,” it concluded.The 73-year-old proprietor is said to regularly go into his pubs incognito to check his staff are enforcing the rules.He reportedly makes great efforts to get his customers to maintain the art of pub conversation, and keep standards that would make the original Samuel Smith proud when he founded the brewery in 1758.London landlord Oisin Rogers, who runs The Guinea Grill in Mayfair, said Mr Smith was “going all Willie Wonka again” with the latest ban. He added that he has a “no TV rule plus no mobile calls in the pub”, but added that customers are allowed to check emails.Other pub owners have similarly banned phone calls, and the landlord of The Court Inn in Durham asked his customers not to use mobile phones back in 2009.Last year, chain restaurant Frankie and Benny’s became the first to ban mobile phones at the dinner table.The pub chain has fought technology in the past, and banned televisions and music in order to “traditional, uncompromisingly Victorian aesthetic”. It has also banned swearing, with signs in pubs telling customers: “We wish to inform all of our customers that we have introduced a zero tolerance policy against swearing in all of our pubs. Please kindly respect this policy”.Customers have complained online of being rebuked by bar staff for using foul language.Samuel Smith’s has been approached for comment.  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. read more

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JBM Hurling replay feels more like a match than an occasion

first_imgWITH THE PRE-MATCH fanfare more sedate this time around, Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy says that Saturday’s All-Ireland hurling replay has lost the aura of a final.Whether that is better or worse is a moot point. What matters is how Barry-Murphy and his opposite number, Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald, manage the difference.“It has been a bit unusual,” the Rebel boss explained. “I’ve never been in this situation before. None of us have been.“You just have to get over the anti-climactic feeling after the game and it’s the same for Clare.“Training has gone well since. We’re very pleased with it. It’s just a case of continuing what we were doing before the final and trying to learn from our mistakes from the last day.”By the time the sides meet again under the Croke Park lights on Saturday evening, it will be almost three full weeks since the dramatic final which captivated the country.“We just took a few days off to reflect on the game and give the lads a bit of a break from us,” Barry-Murphy says on the long gap between final and replay.“They needed a break from the whole situation. It is draining for the players mentally as well. You’re building up for a big final and you have all of the razzmatazz that goes with it. Obviously there’s a lot less of that for the replay.From that point of view it has been pretty good. Training has gone very well and we’re very pleased with it. “We just had a look at the game and analysed it and went over a good few things ourselves. We’re very pleased so far. The players have responded great to it.”He added: “There are a lot of different issues in the build-up to the final as we all know, getting gear, all of the razzmatazz that goes with the function after the game, a lot of side issues that have to be dealt with.“It’s more of a game now than it is a final.”If Cork are to succeed where they failed last time out and clinch the county’s 31st senior hurling title, Barry-Murphy knows that they will need to improve.Clare looked to have one hand on the Liam MacCarthy Cup in the drawn game but three second-half goals kept Cork within touching distance before a Pa Horgan point gave them the lead for the first time late on.It fell to Clare corner-back Domhnall O’Donovan to fire over the equalising point deep into stoppage time — his first-ever Championship score — and force Saturday’s replay.Barry-Murphy said: “Clare played very well on the day and people have made this comment that they can’t play as well again the next day but I don’t accept that at all.“They’ve had three very good displays in a row so why can’t they do it again?“That’s only looking for comfort for yourself if you’re doubting your own ability.I thought that Clare were fantastic the last day. I don’t see any reason why they can’t play as well again. They’re a young team with no inhibitions so we’ve got to raise our own game to match them really rather than focusing on them not playing as well.He added: “We’ve got to look at our own display and I certainly wouldn’t be looking for any comforts in the situation that Clare mightn’t play as well again. I think that that’s rubbish to be honest with you.“I’d be thinking that they will play as well again and that we’ll have to up our game completely to have a chance of winning.”Pa Kelly: ‘Once the player touches the ball, the goalie should be allowed attack’last_img read more

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Rob Kearney Ive kicked some ugly drop goals and thats certainly up

first_imgWe may not be the biggest side in Europe but we will always back our intensity, that if we keep building phases we will break teams down,” he added. Kearney agreed that Leinster were assisted by having the wind at their backs in the second half but added that ‘we still had to play a huge amount of rugby’. “There were times there that we were playing out of our own 22, to try build phases and score tries,” he said. “When the opportunity was there and we felt there was a sniff to make some ground with ball in hand, we did that too.”One of the turning points of the match was Kearney’s 42m drop goal, which was book-ended by a trio of Jimmy Gopperth penalties that turned a 17-12 deficit into a 24-17 lead. “I’ve kicked some ugly drop goals and that’s certainly up there,” remarked the fullback, “but they all count.”Kearney added, “I think the front five made a big effort. This man-of-the-match [award], if it was my decision I wouldn’t be taking it home.”Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes told Sky that Castres delivered everything he thought they would. “They were massively combative, very physical at the breakdown and a good set-piece,” said Gibbes.“It took a massive effort from us to score three tries and we almost sniffed out an opportunity for a fourth at the end. To come to a place like this against a well-organised team that haven’t given up a lot of tries at home, it’s a satisfying result and puts a spring in our step for next week.”Gibbes conceded that Leinster’s start was ‘not ideal’ but argued that the French side got their tries through defensive lapses rather than any creative spark. His stance underplays the role Castres centre Remi Lamerat, who scored his side’s consolation try, had in lacerating the Leinster backline for the Richie Gray and Brice Dulin scores. LEINSTER FULLBACK ROB KEARNEY hailed the fighting spirit of his team as they came back from a horrendous start to secure a vital Heineken Cup win over Castres.Leinster’s quarter final hopes looked all but shredded after 25 minutes as they trailed 14-0 at Stade Pierre Antoine. Their scrum was caving in and their high defensive line was getting consistently infiltrated. Jimmy Gopperth stepped up with two well-taken tries and the Blues wrested control in a patient, determined fashion after the break.Gopperth and Kearney combined for 12 points after the break before Jordi Murphy’s late score in the corner secured a 29-22 triumph and four points that keep Leinster’s Pool 1 destiny very much in their hands.“After those first 20, 25 minutes, we needed to show a lot of character,” Kearney told Sky Sports. Teams that don’t have that sort of character won’t come back from those 14-0 scores. We knew if we kept building, had confidence in our own ability, kept going through some phases”center_img The Kiwi added, “We just felt if we were able to get a little bit of a foothold with possession, particularly at set-piece, that we may be able to put pressure on them later on… and it took quite a long time to do that.“I thought the boys’ resilience and energy and their commitment to keep getting up and running into these big fellas here was first class.”Like rugby? Follow TheScore.ie’s dedicated Twitter account @rugby_ie >As it happened: Castres v Leinster, Heineken CupGopperth targets home quarter final after inspiring Leinster comebacklast_img read more

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Eric Schmidt planning a trip to North Korea

first_imgAccording to a recent statement Google Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, will be taking a trip to North Korea in the coming days. The visit, which was organized by former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, will be a private one (as in, unrelated to Schmidt’s work at Google) and will be undertaken for humanitarian reasons. No date has been announced yet, but it could happen as soon as this week.The irony of a the executive of a massive internet company visiting a country with highly restricted internet usage has not been lost amidst the announcement of the visit. For that very reason this is being hailed as a notable event, not simply a trip by two high profile individuals to a country that has no diplomatic exchange with the United States.Schmidt, largely through the Eric Schmidt Family Foundation, has much experience with philanthropy, though the organization does not seem to have projects concerning the widening of internet access around the globe. Schmidt has, however, made statements in the past about universal internet access and, more prevalently, promoting net neutrality.Perhaps more closely related is Schmidt’s upcoming book, “The New Digital Age”, which will land in April 2013. Co-written with Google Ideas’ Jared Cohen, the book is focused on ubiquitous access to the internet and how “[b]y 2025, the majority of the world’s population will, in one generation, have gone from having virtually no access to unfiltered information to having almost unlimited access to all of the world’s information…”Former governor Bill Richardson has previously visited North Korea and met with representatives country as a delegate regarding nuclear proliferation. In latter visits to the country he went so far as to propose a hotline between North and South Korean militaries as well as a spent fuel rod exchange program between the two nations.Google has had no comment on the trip, confirming that it’s a personal visit, not one sponsored by or in service of the company.via APRead more: Play the first video game developed in North Korealast_img read more

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Fun poll Do you observe the 5second rule when you drop food

first_img GOOD NEWS FOR food lovers – scientists in the UK have confirmed that it is safe to eat food that has fallen on the floor using the ‘five-second’ rule.Alright, if it is covered in muck, don’t eat it, said Professor Anthony Hilton of Aston University, but otherwise you are good to go from a germ perspective.Safe in this knowledge, are you okay with eating food from the floor once it’s been there five seconds or less? Short URL Depends on the state of the floor (4747) Mar 15th 2017, 12:39 PM 16,694 Views Wednesday 15 Mar 2017, 12:39 PM By TheJournal.ie Team Yes, get in my belly (2925) Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3288629 Maybe leave the sticky mint that fell on the carpet… Yes, get in my bellyDepends on the state of the floorNo, grossVote Poll Results: 42 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Joe Belanger No, gross (1133) Fun poll: Do you observe the 5-second rule when you drop food on the floor? Your daily bite-sized ballot break. Share Tweet Email1 Maybe leave the sticky mint that fell on the carpet… Image: Shutterstock/Joe Belangerlast_img read more

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Rain disrupts city life

first_imgIncessant rain lashed the capital on Monday afternoon triggering water-logging in many areas and causing sufferings to city dwellers, reports UNB.Roads in a number of areas, including Rampura, Shantinagar and Mirpur, went under water.Many people were seen walking along the roads for lack of vehicles due to rain.The Met office recorded 38 millimeters of rainfall till 6:00pm, said meteorologist Abdur Rahman.The monsoon is active over Bangladesh and North Bay and the monsoon wind caused the downpour which may continue till Tuesday, he said.Meanwhile, Met office forecast that light to moderate rain/thunder shower accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at most places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at many places over Khulna and Barishal division with moderately heavy to very heavy falls at places over the country.last_img read more

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Grade pay of primary teachers hiked protest withdrawn

first_imgKolkata: The School Education department on Friday brought out a notification effecting the hike in grade pay of primary teachers across the state. The grade pay of trained primary teachers has been enhanced from Rs 2,600 to Rs 3,600 and the grade pay of untrained primary teachers will be Rs 2,900 instead of Rs 2,300. The increased pay band will be effective from August 1.State Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Thursday at a programme organised by the West Bengal Trinamool Primary Teachers’ Association at Nazrul Manch said that he had already proposed the hike in grade pay from Rs 2,600 to Rs 3,600 to the state Finance department. Soon after the notification of the government on Friday, a section of the primary teachers who were agitating in front of Bikash Bhavan — the office of the Education department withdrew their protest. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataAccording to a senior official of the West Bengal Board of Primary Education as per the revision in the grade pay a new recruitee in the primary level will be drawing a salary of nearly Rs 26,000. The last teacher recruitment in the primary level in the state took place in 2017 and the teachers have already got two pay hikes — one in July 2018 and another this month. They will now be getting a salary of nearly Rs 28,000 with the new pay slab being implemented.last_img read more

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Microsoft says its facial recognition technology is less biased

first_imgWe’re on our way to less biased facial recognition, but that won’t quell other privacy concerns.Image: Getty ImagesBy Keith Wagstaff2018-06-27 03:18:47 UTC Microsoft claims its facial recognition technology just got a little less awful. Earlier this year, a study by MIT researchers found that tools from IBM, Microsoft, and Chinese company Megvii could correctly identify light-skinned men with 99-percent accuracy. But it incorrectly identified darker-skinned women as often as one-third of the time. That’s extremely troubling. Women of color already face discrimination. Now imagine a computer incorrectly flagging an image at an airport or in a police database, and you can see how dangerous those errors could be. Microsoft’s software performed poorly in the study. On Tuesday, the company said it was closer to fixing the problem. New improvements reduced error rates for men and women with darker skin by 20 times, Microsoft said in a blog post, and reduced error rates for women overall by nine times. So, if Microsoft’s report is accurate, we’re on our way to less biased facial recognition.But that won’t quell other privacy concerns. Recently, the ACLU delivered a petition asking Amazon to stop providing facial recognition tools to the government — an especially pressing concern considering ICE’s efforts to track down immigrants. The ultimate dystopian scenario? China, where officials want to build a nationwide surveillance system called “Sharp Eyes,” according to the Washington Post. The goal is to “track where people are, what they are up to, what they believe and who they associate with.” In April, the Chinese government used facial recognition technology to pick one man out of 60,000 people at a concert. But hey, at least we can unlock our phones with our faces.last_img read more

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Latin Americas anticorruption crusade

first_imgMEXICO CITY – Even as much of Latin America engages in almost hyperbolic celebrations over the renewed diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States, the continent is facing two major challenges. The first – declining economic growth, to less than 1 percent, on average, across the region – has been discussed at length, with the prevailing explanation being that China’s slowing economic growth has suppressed commodity prices and, thus, Latin America’s export revenues. But it is the second – the resurgence of corruption – that is proving most interesting.Latin America has been plagued by corruption for centuries, ever since it emerged from what the Mexican poet Octavio Paz called the “patrimonialist” nature of Spanish and Portuguese colonial rule. What is different today is the response to it, with societies and institutions refusing to remain complicit in corruption, or resigning themselves to its inevitability.This attitude is exemplified in the proliferation of trials, investigations, demonstrations, convictions, and resignations relating to corruption, particularly in Brazil and Venezuela, and to a lesser extent Mexico and Guatemala. In all four countries, major scandals have erupted, with high-level government officials and business leaders being denounced by the media, the justice system, foreign governments, and/or the local opposition. Though none of the governments implicated in the scandals will collapse – at least not exclusively because of corruption – the sheer scale of the social and political protest, not to mention legal action, is astonishing.The most shocking story has unfolded in Brazil. Late last year – at a time when discontent was already widespread, with protests against excesses and abuses in the preparations for last year’s World Cup having erupted in 2013 – the so-called petrolâo scandal hit. Huge sums of money, it was revealed, had been transferred directly, or via immense construction companies, from Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras to President Dilma Rousseff’s Workers’ Party.Whistle-blowers and protected witnesses provided details of the graft to Brazilian judges, who pursued Petrobras officials, politicians, and the CEOs of the corporations under investigation. Both Rousseff and her predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, have been accused of graft and influence-peddling. Though Rousseff managed to hold onto power in the December election, which she won by a small margin, there is no denying that political crisis has engulfed Brazil, plunging the country into a deep recession.See: Rousseff’s horror movie may only get worse in 2nd halfIn Venezuela, accusations leaked by the United States government suggested that many of the country’s leaders – including Diosdado Cabello, the head of Congress and President Nicolás Maduro’s closest aid – had not only enriched themselves, but did so partly through links with Colombian drug cartels. With Venezuela’s economy deteriorating sharply, and violence and human-rights violations proliferating, Maduro has been forced to call elections for this coming December. Polls indicate that, despite a rigged electoral system, his party will suffer serious setbacks. He may even lose his majority in Congress. As of May 13, 29,000 people had signed up online to join a May 16, 2015 protest in Guatemala City to demand an end to government corruption. (Via Facebook)Guatemala’s situation is not as dramatic, economically speaking, but there is enormous pressure on President Otto Pérez Molina to resign, as corruption accusations fuel mass street demonstrations. Indeed, although Pérez Molina survived an impeachment motion this June, he may well not end up serving out his term, which ends next year. He has already been forced to accept the resignation of his vice president, Roxana Baldetti, and several Cabinet ministers.Mexico’s situation is more complex. The country has long had an unparalleled reputation for corruption. But, since the late 1990s – and especially after 2000, when the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which had ruled for 70 years, was swept from power – Mexico has made significant inroads in combating the practice, at least at the federal level.While some feared that, when PRI returned to power in 2012, they would bring their corrupt old ways, others believed that President Enrique Peña Nieto was different. And, in some ways, the optimists were right; over the last three years, Peña Nieto has undertaken important, path-breaking reforms. But, when it came to corruption, they turned out to be very wrong – a fact that became apparent last year, when local and international media uncovered a raft of corrupt activities, from awarding contracts to friends to purchasing houses from the same friends at below market prices.In the wake of the revelations, Peña Nieto’s popularity plummeted. Though his party managed to hold onto its majority in the lower house of congress, it received only 29 percent of the vote, its lowest share ever. Calls for the president’s resignation have foundered, but the near-unanimous conclusion is that this government is Mexico’s most corrupt since the late 1980s.Many other Latin American countries are in similar situations. In Chile, Michelle Bachelet is facing the most important political crisis of her presidency, and perhaps since the return of democracy in 1989. It began with accusations of influence-peddling against Bachelet’s son and daughter-in-law, and continued with the emergence of other scandals, possibly involving Cabinet ministers and other aides. Bachelet tried to show voters she was taking the issue seriously, requesting the resignation of the entire government (though several key aides were either re-appointed or shuffled into new posts). In any case, her popularity ratings have dropped to remarkably low levels. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, right, attends the 2015 Copa América football championship final with Argentina vs. Chile, in Santiago, Chile, on July 4, 2015. Juan Mabromata/AFPAs Argentina’s presidential campaign heats up, charges – well-founded or not – will be leveled against outgoing President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, whose net wealth surged over the 13 years she and her late husband ruled the country. Similarly, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s proposal to build an inter-oceanic canal in his country (with a shady Chinese businessman supposedly footing the massive bill, which could amount to anywhere between $55 billion and $100 billion) is largely believed – though without proof – to be a money-making scheme for his family.Clearly, Latin America’s immense strides in consolidating democracy over the last 30 years have done little to eradicate one of its longest-standing scourges. But it now has a renewed source of hope: its burgeoning middle classes, the product of 15 years of impressive economic and social progress. These new middle classes are demanding better governance, and they will not rest until they get it.Jorge G. Castañeda, former Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs, is Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University.© 2015, Project Syndicate  www.project-syndicate.org Facebook Comments Related posts:In Guatemala, anti-establishment presidential candidate benefits from corruption scandals In a hideaway for Brazil’s rich and famous, a new scandal emerges Lula’s bridge to nowhere hints at global reach of Brazil graft Corruption scandal stokes anger in bitterly divided Brazillast_img read more

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helloworld Limited announces full year results for FY2016

first_imghelloworld Limited announces full year results for FY2016Helloworld Limited has announced the end of financial year results for the year ending 30 June 2016“These results reflect a time of evolution for Helloworld Limited, following the merger with The AOT Group in February 2016. They represent the positive steps we have taken so far, and the opportunity to build on this momentum for success in the future.” Helloworld Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Andrew Burnes said.For the year ended 30 June 2016, Helloworld Limited achieved an EBITDA of $25.3 million, an increase of 5% from FY2015. TTV increased 8.3% to $5.1 billion and revenue from operating activities was $297.9 million, a 7% increase on the previous year.The Helloworld Limited profit before tax was $3.5 million for the year ending June 2016, a significant improvement on the prior year loss of $198.4 million. Basic earnings for the year was a profit of 1.89 cents per share and it was announced that a fully franked dividend of 2.0 cents per share would be paid. The first time a dividend has been paid since 2013.“The outlook for Helloworld is very good. The fundamentals of the business are sound and we see continued demand in our retail, wholesale/inbound and corporate divisions. Margins are holding and we expect to see margin improvement in the year ahead. Tighter cost management including delivery on identified synergies and cost savings will deliver much stronger fiscal outcomes for the business.” Mr Burnes said.“Our agency networks are very pleased with the new developments in the business, particularly in terms of our brand strategies, our revamped advertising strategies and our online activities, which are now fully aligned with the interests of the brand carrying networks. Suppliers and destination partners are also pleased to see a new focus on delivering sales from our joint marketing initiatives and have re-engaged with the business.”“Travel continues to be both a necessity and a pursuit for just about everyone and the demand for our services in the retail, wholesale, inbound and corporate segments continues to grow. As we refine our offerings and align our new digital platforms with our traditional bricks and mortar businesses, we expect to see demand for our fundamental value proposition to significantly increase.”“It’s a good news story for our agents, staff, stakeholders, networks and shareholders. We are in a solid position right now and we have strong opportunity for growth. The future is bright for Helloworld.” said Mr Burnes.For the full 2016 Results Announcement see the Helloworld Limited website www.helloworldlimited.com.auAbout Helloworld Limited Helloworld Limited (ASX: HLO) is a leading Australian based travel distribution company, comprising retail travel businesses, destination management services (inbound) air ticket consolidation, wholesale, corporate and online operations. This includes “helloworld”, Australia’s largest network of franchised travel agents, as well as our Corporate, Associate and Affiliate networks, Qantas Holidays, Go Holidays in New Zealand, AOT Inbound, ATS Pacific, QBT, Sunlover Holidays and Insider Journeys“helloworld” is a nationwide network of independently owned and operated retail travel agencies offering Australia and New Zealand outstanding service, and the best value, tailor-made leisure and corporate travel experiencesHLO has over 2000 staff located in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the USA, South East Asia, India and UK/EuropeHelloworld is the proud major sponsor of Volleyball Australia and the helloworld Volleyroos men’s and women’s national teams and also the helloworld Boomers, the Australian Men’s Basketball team.Helloworld is the Official Travel Partner and a Gold Sponsor of Carlton Football Club. Source = helloworldlast_img read more

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Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling A statement from the players, coaches, ownership and staff of the San Francisco #49ers pic.twitter.com/Rs2XCOiUeO— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) October 1, 2017San Francisco was the epicenter for such displays during the anthem last year when former quarterback Colin Kaepernick started it in response to police brutality and racial injustice.Arizona was in the spotlight due to the anthem protests when it hosted Dallas on Monday, and the Cowboys collectively kneeled prior to the playing of the anthem.Both the Cowboys and Cardinals locked arms during the anthem. Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem as others stand prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) Together pic.twitter.com/PwKDagudCq— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) October 1, 2017Half of the San Francisco 49ers took a knee during the national anthem before their game against the Arizona Cardinals in a show of unity. The other half stood.Because the 49ers played on Thursday last week, this was their first game since President Donald Trump criticized NFL players for not standing during the anthem.Just before anthem, San Francisco’s players lined up in two rows, those in the front kneeling, those in the back standing. Most of the standing players had their hands on their hearts and the other on the shoulder of their teammate in front. 5 Comments   Share   Top Stories center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The team released a statement on the decision to allow protests. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Buoyed by the succes

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Buoyed by the successful launch of the Maldives’ first and only official Freediving Centre at the Dusit Thani Maldives earlier this year, the resort further strengthens its brand association with Apnea Total.Apnea Total’s cofounders Eusebio and Christina Saenz de Santamaria of “One Ocean One Breath” fame recently staged an underwater photo shoot of the breathtaking 360-degree living house reef surrounding the resort. Both Eusebio and Christina are not only accomplished professional freedivers, but also adventure freediving photographers and filmmakers.In addition to the shoot, they conducted training sessions at the resort’s dive and water sports centre attended by beginner and advanced level freedivers. All Freediving Instructors working at the Dusit Thani Maldives hold freediving certifications from Apnea Total.The resort has now developed a ‘Freediving Holidays’ package, offering a two-day freediving course certified by Apnea Total, a 60-minute couple’s spa treatment, group yoga sessions and discounted flight transfers from Male to the resort, starting from USD 900 for a minimum 3-night stay.“The recent visit of the cofounders of Apnea Total has given an incredible thrust to the efforts of Dusit Thani Maldives towards promoting itself as a unique diving destination in the region,” said Joachim Schuette, Resort General Manager. “We look forward to further fostering this relationship and creating significant awareness about both freediving and conservation of our precious location in the Maldives’ only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.”Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has unveiled its latest opening: InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel, France. The hotel has been elegantly converted from the current Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa and is IHG’s fifth InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property in France.The historic building was stylishly refurbished by French architect and designer, Jacques Garcia, with rich colourful design typical of his opulent style, while preserving the property’s 18th-century splendour. The hotel commands pride of place on Bordeaux’s main square, Place de la Comédie, among high-end boutiques and world-class restaurants. Bordeaux was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 and has since been voted Best European Destination 2015.The hotel features 130 rooms including 44 suites, and also offers a range of fitness and wellness facilities including an indoor pool and hammam, 10 treatment rooms and a Jacuzzi on the 360° rooftop beach.The internationally renowned, multi-Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay, brings international flair to the fine dining restaurant, Le Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay. Executive Chef Gilad Peled prepares uniquely seasonal dishes from the terroir of Bordeaux, all expertly matched with exceptional, prominent wines from the region.Angela Brav, Chief Executive, Europe, IHG says: “We’re very proud to be opening this iconic hotel in the centre of a legendary wine-growing region and one of Europe’s most elegant cities. With France being one of our most important markets and Bordeaux receiving over five million visitors per year, this move is very much in line with our strategy to expand our award-winning InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand in the most popular tourist destinations. InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand is the pinnacle of luxury and offers guests authentic enriching experiences, making it the perfect choice for local and international travellers.”Michel Ohayon, the owner of InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel, said: “With the strength of the InterContinental brand behind us and our partnership with Chef Ramsay at Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay, our hotel offers local and international guests a compelling experience with exceptional comfort and fine dining whether travelling for business or pleasure.”Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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