Marcus Rashford scores late, earns Man United 1-0 win at Hull

first_imgMarcus Rashford scored two minutes into stoppage time to earn Manchester United a 1-0 win at Hull and a third straight victory to open the English Premier League on Saturday.Rashford capped an impressive cameo as a second-half substitute by tapping in from close range after Wayne Rooney cut in from the left and sent across a low ball.After previous wins over Bournemouth and Southampton, United was on course to drop points for the first time this season in the face of an obdurate defensive performance by promoted Hull, which also won its first two games.Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s three-match scoring run came to end, but United was saved by another striker at the opposite end of his career. The 18-year-old Rashford burst onto the scene in the second half of last season, earning a place in England’s European Championship squad, but has been displaced by Ibrahimovic under new coach Jose Mourinho.United joined Chelsea on maximum points after three games.last_img read more

JW Walsh has been historically good

first_imgPhoto Attribution: USATSIPhoto Attribution: USATSII thought I would see J.W. Walsh stacks up against recent Big 12 quarterbacks. Using the College Football Reference Play Index, I found the stats for every QB in the Big 12 from 2009 to 2012 that attempted at least 150 passes. This ended up being a group of 50 QBs after I threw in Johnny Manziel’s Heisman-winning season as a benchmark.Walsh’s 2012 season qualifies with 163 attempts, but I went ahead and tossed in his 2013 stats as well for this post.Let’s look at the four components of QB Rating:Yards / AttemptRG3’s 10.7 is the highest number in college football in the past decade.Completion PercentageTypically, your higher-percentage passers are “dink and dunk” guys who throw a ton of easy-to-complete short passes. The elite QBs are the ones who can manage a high completion percentage while still throwing the ball down the field. Walsh rates highly in both categories. So do RG3, Geno Smith, Weeden, Manziel, and David Ash. Wait, what?TDs / AttemptsLast season, Dayne Crist threw 4 TDs on 216 attempts. Walsh has 17 TDs on 217 attempts in his career.INT / AttemptI love this one. So far, Walsh has been very careful with the football. Let’s give Zac a break for his 2009 season. He lost Dez, Kendall, and his health for big chunks of that season.QB RatingTop 5 in every category: RG3Top 10 in every category: RG3, Walsh, Geno SmithBy the way, Walsh is No. 2 in this group of 50 in yards/rush at 6.4, trailing only Johnny Manziel at 7.0. I also calculated yards/touch: (passing yards + rushing yards) / (pass attempts + rush attempts). Walsh leads this category at 8.7.It’s still a relatively small sample size — Walsh’s 217 career passing attempts are the 43rd most on this list — but so far in his career, Walsh is doing very well against his peers in every important QB statistical category.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

OU Athletic Director Says Big 12 Expansion Is Dead (For Now)

first_imgThis should not come as a surprise — was the Big 12 really going to add Colorado State and UConn? — but it also got buried a little bit in the July 4th festivities and that tall, lanky fellow moving to the Bay Area.“There aren’t any signs that we’ll talk anymore about expansion for a little while,” OU AD Joe Castiglione told CBS Sports. “We don’t have a timeline on it.”Dennis Dodd of CBS continues.Castiglione is one of two high-placed sources to tell CBS Sports Big 12 expansion is over. The other source, who preferred to remain anonymous, said expansion was dead regarding “those teams.” That’s a reference to usual group of schools attached to the Big 12 that includes BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Colorado State, UConn, Houston and Memphis.This from Castiglione is sort of a more emphatic way of saying what Burns Hargis said earlier this year.“So it’s not a simple decision,” Hargis told the Tulsa World. “On the one hand, do you do it at all? And then, two, if you do, who are you going to get? Then you get into all kinds of geography issues and brand issues and time zone issues.“So it’s a very complicated analysis and I don’t think anybody feels an urgency to do this. I think everybody’s being very deliberate. It’s been written about, the studies, the consultants we’ve had looking at all of this. I could try to be clever and say I don’t know, but I don’t have to be clever because I don’t know. I really don’t. I don’t even know, I couldn’t tell you if you had a vote tomorrow, what it would be.”We can all agree that this is the proper move, right? OSU is already making $36M a year on its digital content distribution. And the conference could have earned more money as a whole, but almost all of that would have gone to the new teams added to the conference. CBS suggested that the Big 12 could potentially re-negotiate its contracts with ESPN and Fox for the remainder of those deals to make all teams more money.But does anyone think that’s happening with what’s going on at ESPN? The answer to that is “um, no.” And once again Hargis nails it.“I think [the Big 12 is] very strong,” Hargis told the Tulsa World. “We have a grant of rights through 2025, so eight more years. We have a great TV deal. This championship game is going to be a plus, not only financially, but I think it’ll give us maybe another data point that can get us into the final four.”The Big 12 is probably going away in a decade or so, but it’s not that bad right now with how much money it is distributing and the re-introduction of the Big 12 title game (financially anyway). I’m still for OSU bailing early before the ship runs into the reef, but if this is our lot for now, there are much, much places we could be.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Miss Lou Exhibition Opens at Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library

first_imgThe late Louise Bennett Coverley (Miss Lou) has been hailed an important cultural icon, whose work transcended barriers and changed the way the world saw Jamaica.Interim Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Orville Hill, said Miss Lou is a significant contributor “to Jamaica’s valid social documentary reflecting the way Jamaicans think, feel and live”.He noted that she is the “only poet who has spoken the truth about our society, in our own language”.“Through her poems, she was able to traction all the spontaneity and expressions of Jamaicans in respect of our joys and our sorrows, our religion and the philosophy of life that we live and so dearly cherish,” he said. “Her writings, which transcend poetry to include short stories, songs and scripts, changed the way people saw Jamaica and Jamaicans; her dialect captured the culture of Jamaican people,” he noted further.Mr. Hill said that Miss Lou was only 14 years old when she wrote her first dialect, and her writings, which included short stories, songs and scripts “changed the way people saw Jamaica and Jamaicans, and her dialect captured the culture of the Jamaican people”.He was speaking at the unveiling of an exhibition on the life and work of Miss Lou at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Library on Thursday (September 7) to mark the 98th anniversary of her birth.Senior Librarian, Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library, Debbie Bonnick, said the facility was happy to partner with the JCDC in staging the exhibition.“The collaboration is timely because the Jamaica Library Service is also tasked to promote authentic and transformational culture, and who is more authentic than Miss Lou,” she contended.The exhibit will remain open to the public throughout September. The JCDC has partnered with parish libraries across the island to stage similar displays during the month.The opening ceremony featured a bandana fashion show, showcasing the national fabric, which Miss Lou popularised, and renditions of poems written by the cultural icon.last_img read more

HapagLloyd to Issue Fines for Misdeclared Hazardous Cargoes

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd revealed its plans to implement a penalty of USD 15,000 per container for misdeclared hazardous cargoes.The company said that the measure would be effective as of September 15, 2019, and was introduced “in the overall interest of safe operation onboard.”The move comes on the back of a major incident that occurred on one of the company’s containerships earlier this year. The 7,510 TEU vessel Yantian Express suffered a fire while sailing some 650 nautical miles off the Canadian coast in January 2019. A month later, the Yantian Express berthed in Freeport, Bahamas, for an evaluation process and cargo discharge preparation.Hapag-Lloyd explained that, in order to ensure the safety of its crew, ships and other cargo onboard, it holds the shipper liable and responsible for all costs and consequences related to violations, fines, damages, incidents, claims and corrective measures resulting from cases of undeclared or misdeclared cargoes.last_img read more

Montreal shoebox homes highlight challenges of urban heritage preservation

first_imgMONTREAL – A Montreal borough’s quest to preserve its humble “shoebox” homes is highlighting the challenges that come with trying to balance heritage preservation with homeowners’ rights in a growing city.Officials in Rosemont have decided to temporarily push back the schedule for passing a bylaw designed to preserve its 561 single-storey, flat-roofed homes after homeowners raised concerns about the process.The homes were mostly built early in the 20th century, as tens of thousands of workers were arriving from the countryside to work in quarries and factories.Unable to afford large homes, they bought plots and built modest, flat-roofed cottages along the streetcar line, leaving enough room for a small vegetable garden.Today, those neighbourhoods have been integrated into the larger city, where the remaining shoeboxes are often tucked in between larger homes, serving as a throwback to an earlier age.“They tell the story of the arrival of tens of thousands of people from the countryside who wanted to be homeowners but didn’t have a great deal of money,” said city councillor Christine Gosselin.Concern over the fate of the quaint homes began rising in recent years when they became a target for developers who would knock them down to build bigger, more profitable housing, Gosselin said.Before new rules were brought in five years ago, she said they weren’t even in the same category as other houses, which allowed owners to obtain demolition permits in a single day for a few hundred dollars.The new proposed bylaw presented this fall would make demolitions nearly impossible in most cases.Renovations and enlargement projects would have to respect the look and materials of the original facade, including a rule that second storeys be set back at least a metre behind the original face.Gosselin said the rules are designed to strike a balance between allowing necessary renovations and preserving a unique form of housing.“What we wanted to do is to make sure that the current wave of development in Rosemont didn’t erase completely the memory of this first phase,” she said. “With sensitive urban planning laws we can accommodate growth and development and preserve the heritage.”The effort to protect shoeboxes is part of a recent focus on preserving the city’s modest residential history as well as its grand mansions and public buildings.But that comes with its own set of challenges, and some of the shoebox homeowners have been expressing concern about the city’s plan.“We’re talking about houses that are around 100 years old, built with modest materials and not within norms that would necessarily be acceptable today,” said Wilfried Cordeau, who founded a Facebook group to inform shoebox owners about the new rules.Cordeau said most of the owners agree that the homes’ heritage needs to be protected from developers, but he takes issue with the borough’s list of shoebox homes and its claim that 88 per cent of them should have a protected status.Carlos Costa, who owns a shoebox he inherited from his mother, said his own home was designated “of historical interest” despite having mold and structural issues that make it borderline unsafe to live in.He had hoped to leverage the equity in his property to demolish it and build a triplex to house his own family and two others.Now, facing a lower property value and new regulations that will make renovations prohibitively expensive, he said he’ll have to sell for whatever he can get and leave the neighbourhood.“In a way they’ll be contributing to gentrification, and I know that’s not what they want,” he said, referring to the process by which older residents are pushed out of developing neighbourhoods.To prevent that process, both Costa and Cordeau said the administration should offer subsidies and technical support to help owners meet their new obligations, as well as refocus the rules to apply to a smaller number of homes with unique architectural features.Gosselin said the administration has gotten the message that it’s time to go back to the drawing board, and officials will take a couple of extra months to review its classification and take owners’ concerns into account rather than passing the bylaw in December.She said a city-wide committee is also studying the prospect of financial incentives for owners who want to preserve their homes’ heritage, but it’s not likely to be in place by the time the bylaw is presented early next year.last_img read more

UNESCO partners with TripAdvisor to help preserve World Heritage sites

23 October 2009The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has teamed up with TripAdvisor, the largest global online travel community, to mobilize support to preserve natural and cultural sites inscribed on its World Heritage List. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has teamed up with TripAdvisor, the largest global online travel community, to mobilize support to preserve natural and cultural sites inscribed on its World Heritage List. “Because of TripAdvisor’s excellent reach to their member community, we can, together, raise awareness of World Heritage as well as receive member feedback about sites,” said Francesco Bandarin, Director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre. “This certainly helps us flag site issues and provides useful information on how World Heritage travellers engage with the sites and their communities. We are looking forward to partnering with TripAdvisor on this initiative,” he added in a news release announcing the two-year initiative. TripAdvisor founder and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Kaufer pledged to donate up to $1.5 million over the next two years to help UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre monitor the conservation of the 890 natural and cultural sites inscribed on the World Heritage List. The Centre also provides technical and administrative support for States that have ratified the 1972 World Heritage Convention, enabling them to translate its provisions into action. “We’re calling on the world’s largest travel community to help preserve the places around the world that we all love,” said Mr. Kaufer. “In support of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, we will give not only dollars but also the collective wisdom and support of TripAdvisor’s millions of travellers, and their trusted insights. We’re eager to build global awareness about World Heritage sites, and about sustainable and responsible travel.” More than 25 million online visitors use its TripAdvisor’s websites every month to find and share travel information. read more

Missing Guelph woman may be in Niagara Region

Guelph police are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing woman who may be in Niagara Region.Jacqueline Gorski, 34, was last seen on surveillance video on Clifton Hill near the Niagara Falls on May 6.Gorski is described as five-foot-four, weighing 111 lbs, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a white ski style jacket, black pants and blue and purple running shoes.Police say she has been known to travel by cab and will travel long distances. Family members are concerned for her well being because she did not tell anyone she was leaving.Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact police..@gpsmedia Missing person case. Jacqueline “Jackie” Gorski may have come to @NiagaraRegion @NiagaraFalls Details— NRPS (@NiagRegPolice) May 16, 2017 read more

Conservationists hunters denounce Alaska mining road plan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Conservationists and hunters have denounced a state proposal to construct a mining road through northwest Alaska.The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday that the plan came under fire at a hearing Tuesday, the first of a series of statewide public meetings on the road plan.Hunters say the proposed Ambler Road would be closed to the public, while conservationists say it would hurt caribou and other wildlife needed by area villages.The 200-mile (322-kilometre) project would link Alaska’s road system north of Fairbanks to the Ambler Mining District, ending near Ambler and other villages.Nearly 20 people spoke against the plan during the federal Bureau of Land Management hearing in Anchorage.A smaller group expressed support for the project, saying it could produce jobs and state revenue.___Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.comThe Associated Press read more

Volkswagen shows new eup at SMMT

Volkswagen’s first pure electric production vehicle, the e-up! will be on display at the SMMT’s headquarters in Westminster from 17-28 February. Based on the multi-award-winning up! city car, the e-up! produces zero tailpipe emissions and has a range of up to 93 miles. As well as achieving a top speed of 81mph, it easily keeps up with urban and suburban traffic, accelerating from 0-62mph in 12.4 seconds.A full charge using a standard domestic three-pin socket takes less than nine hours, while a 3.6kW home charger – which is available free to e-up! customers from British Gas – enables charging in less than six hours. All e-up! models also have a DC fast-charging circuit as standard. Using the Combined Charging System (CCS), this enables a flat battery to be charged to 80% in just 30 minutes.Customers can also opt in to a green electricity package from Ecotricity, which means that when they recharge their car at home they are doing so using 100% green energy. They will also have access to more than 5,000 public charge points, a number of which are powered by Ecotricity.The exhibition showcases Volkswagen’s commitment to its ‘Think Blue’ plan, which encourages environmentally sustainable practices in all aspects of vehicle manufacture, running and recycling.The e-up! will be joined this summer by the fully electric e-Golf, while a plug-in hybrid Golf is due around six months after that.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Le syndrome de Klinefelter symptômes définition traitement de quoi sagitil

first_imgLe syndrome de Klinefelter : symptômes, définition, traitement, de quoi s’agit-il?Le syndrome de Klinefelter est une maladie génétique qui se caractérise par des anomalies au niveau de l’appareil génital et dont les différents signes apparaissent habituellement à la puberté. Le syndrome de Klinefelter touche les hommes et cause une infertilité.Définition du syndrome de KlinefelterLe syndrome de Klinefelter est dû à une anomalie chromosomique. Il est donc présent dès la naissance du petit garçon, mais ses manifestations ne sont visibles en général qu’à la puberté. Il faut en effet attendre d’observer certaines manifestations physiques qui ne se déclenchent qu’à la puberté, comme la présence de petits testicules ou le développement anormal des glandes mammaires. Alors que normalement, la sécrétion de la testostérone augmente à la puberté, celle-ci diminue chez les porteurs du syndrome de Klinefelter. Dans certains cas toutefois, les symptômes sont peu visibles et le syndrome de Klinefelter n’est diagnostiqué qu’à l’âge adulte lorsque le patient consulte pour un problème d’infertilité. La prise de sang permet alors de confirmer ou d’infirmer le diagnostic. Le syndrome de Klinefelter est assez fréquent puisqu’il touche un garçon sur 600.Symptômes du syndrome de KlinefelterLes symptômes du syndrome de Klinefelter varient d’une personne à l’autre. Certaines ne présenteront que très peu de symptômes. Seule l’infertilité est commune à tous les hommes porteurs du syndrome. Chez le jeune adolescent :- Une taille au dessus de la moyenne- De petits testicules- Une augmentation des glandes mammaires- Une pilosité peu développée- Taurodontisme (pulpe dentaire développée et un émail fin qui augmentent le risque de caries)- Chez les enfants, un apprentissage du langage, de la lecture et un développement de la motricité plus lent Chez l’adulte :- Infertilité avec une absence presque totale de spermatozoïdes- Une ostéoporose précoceCauses du syndrome de KlinefelterLe syndrome de Klinefelter est une anomalie chromosomique dû à la présence d’un chromosome X supplémentaire. Au lieu d’avoir 46 chromosomes comme une personne “normale”, la personne porteuse du syndrome de Klinefelter en a 47. À lire aussiACC (anticoagulants circulants) : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?Cet “accident génétique” se produit plus souvent lors d’une grossesse tardive. L’enfant est porteur du syndrome alors que ses parents ne le sont pas. Traitement du syndrome de KlinefelterLe syndrome de Klinefelter étant d’origine chromosomique, il n’existe pas de traitement qui guérisse complètement toute ses manifestations. Un traitement hormonal de testostérone qui débute dès la puberté permet cependant d’éviter l’apparition de la plupart des symptômes physiques. Administré sous forme d’injection, de comprimés ou de gel, ce traitement régulier permet notamment au patient de développer une pilosité, une musculature et une voix grave comme les autres et d’acquérir un bon capital osseux. Le 27 juin 2016 à 17:47 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Scott AFB St Louis University Operate CivilianMilitary Residency Program

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A residency program for family medicine that had been located at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., now is the only fully-integrated civilian-military family residency in the Air Force that combines a community-based and a military residency.The program, now located at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, Ill., is a collaboration between Scott’s 375th Medical Group and St. Louis University. Each class in the program, which lasts three years, has eight military residents and six civilians, reports 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs.The program allows residents to treat DOD beneficiaries at Scott’s family medicine clinic in Belleville, located next to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, as well as civilian patients at various locations.“The biggest benefit of this program is the variety of patients our residents get exposed to and get the opportunity to care for,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Snyder, the residency program’s military director.“There are things here you may not see in a straight military residency program, because the military patient population doesn’t always present the most challenging patients sometimes,” Snyder said.The program moved from Scott AFB to St. Elizabeth’s when the base hospital closed in 1996. Late next year, St. Elizabeth’s will be moving locations along with the residency clinic, but the residency program will remain the same, according to the story. The new location will allow more efficient patient care and will also be closer to Scott AFB, making it easier for most DOD beneficiaries to receive care, Snyder said.last_img read more

5 Free Tools for More Powerful Pinterest Marketing

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 1. Pin Alerts. This tool sends email alerts to your inbox when images from your website are pinned on Pinterest. The idea behind Pin Alerts is similar to that of Google Alerts, except instead of selecting which keywords you want to monitor, you choose which domains to monitor. It allows monitoring of multiple domains and the ability to change the frequency in which you receive notifications about pinned content. Pin Alerts can provide real-time insights on what visual content is resonating with your Pinterest audiences. At the same time, it lets you see who’s pinning your content.Related: How 4 Small Businesses Are Winning on Pinterest2. Pinerly. This is one of the few tools available for measuring the progress of your Pinterest campaigns. By using a simple dashboard, marketers can pin new content through Pinerly to their boards to track their progress in terms of likes, clicks and repins.The dashboard can be helpful for learning about past Pinterest campaigns and structuring future ones. Other features such as suggestions on accounts to follow and content to pin can also be sources of inspiration to bolster the reach and the freshness of your boards.3. Pin Search. Pin Search is a plugin for Google’s Chrome browser that allows you to search a Pinterest image on Google, giving you all the websites where the picture appears, similar images, info about the photographer and more. This information can prove beneficial when conducting competitive research or devising future Pinterest campaigns.4. Pinvolve. The Pinvolve tool is a Facebook app that allows a business to display its Pinterest pins on its Facebook Page. Fans can pin your Pinterest images and share them on Facebook from your page. It also displays the images shared on your Facebook page so that they resemble Pinterest pins. Bottom line, Pinvolve makes it easy for your fans to share your content where they feel most comfortable.Related: The 10 Commandments of Using Pinterest for Business5. Pinstamatic. This tool can help you create and pin content such as snapshots of your website, quotes, text, sticky notes, Twitter snapshots, songs from Spotify, calendar dates, location maps and photos with captions. The easy-to-use Pinstamatic dashboard gives marketers the ability to create content for pinning on Pinterest without the need of editing software or skills. The tool also serves as a source of inspiration for new boards and future campaigns.Which tools are you using to help bolster your marketing efforts on Pinterest? Share your thoughts in the comments below.center_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. October 29, 2012 Pinterest, the third most popular social network in the U.S., offers marketers a number of opportunities to extend the reach of their business through engaging visuals and a platform designed to make sharing quality content simple.But marketers have limited time, especially when new social networks seem to pop up all the time. The good news is that there are several tools that can help you use time more efficiently on Pinterest. And many don’t cost a penny to use.Here’s a look at five free tools that can make your marketing efforts on Pinterest more effective:last_img read more

Tom Daley is working on a documentary about surrogacy for the BBC

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Tom Daley hits back at those who ask why he and Dustin chose surrogacy over adoptionTom Daley says he and Dustin don’t know which of them is their child’s biological dadDustin Lance Black slams Katie Hopkins’ ‘ignorant, homophobic’ surrogacy tweetRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : A personal journey‘Daley wants to find out why some women are prepared to become surrogates,’ reports say about the film. ‘He wants to explore the extraordinary relationships that develop between those wanting to become parents and their surrogates.‘He wants to meet the people who oppose surrogacy, asking why they want to stop people like him and Lance having a child via a surrogate.’This is a personal story for Daley.Daley and Black welcomed their first child, Robert Ray, via surrogacy in June.The couple faced more than one obstacle during their surrogacy journey. When they first announced they were expecting their first child, abuse and death threats came almost immediately.Daley also hit back at people criticizing their decision to have a surrogate.Surrogacy is expected to air in 2019.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Daley is getting into the documentary business | Photo: Facebook/Tom Daley GAYSTARNEWS-center_img Diver Tom Daley is teaming with the BBC for a TV documentary about surrogacy, soon after becoming a first-time father with husband Dustin Lance Black. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… In the documentary for BBC One, with a working title of simply Surrogacy, Daley will host an exploration into this medical practice and legal arrangement of carrying a pregnancy to term for someone else.According to Deadline, the production will explore many facets of surrogacy.Daley will travel to numerous places, investigating how surrogacy is practiced and viewed by different people in cultures. He’ll start in his own home of the United Kingdom, where surrogacy is legal but faces many restrictions. As an example, it’s illegal to advertise that you are looking for a surrogate, or willing to be a surrogate.Then he’ll head across the pond to California, where contractual surrogacy is much more common, and finally to countries where surrogacy is illegal.Tom Barry is executive producing the project.last_img read more

Take the Malta Specialist Program now on the Learning Centre

first_img TORONTO — The Malta Specialist Program is now available on Travelweek’s Learning Centre, giving agents the chance to learn about key selling points of the destination’s three islands (Malta, Gozo and Comino), as well as enter a contest for a chance to win a Stephen Cordina gift hamper.“This program provides a thorough overview of the possibilities that exist for customers. Having this designation signals credibility when talking about Malta,” says Damon Allan, Operations Manager of Maxima Tours. “It also gets agents excited to sell a destination that is relatively new, outside of being on a Mediterranean cruise itinerary as a shore excursion.”By taking this course, agents will learn about Malta’s 7,000 years of history, which is best exemplified in its ancient towns and archaeological sites. They’ll also learn about the local climate, scenery and beaches, plus all available activities like diving, hiking, snorkelling, rock climbing, sailing, golf and more.In addition, the program highlights why Malta is a destination for families, weddings and honeymoons. There is a wide range of accommodation, dining and nightlight on the island, all of which will help agents book the perfect holiday for their clients.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’ns“Malta is very safe, has English as one of the official languages, fabulous weather year-round and enough to keep fill the cup of any cultural enthusiast,” continues Allan. “So whether it is our rich history and culture, our food, adventure opportunities or our festive calendar, Malta is guaranteed not to disappoint!”Allan works for Maxima Tours, which targets niche markets such as retirement or active living communities and bank travel clubs, and presents newer destinations such as the Maltese Islands. Currently, Maxima has the best Malta itinerary for the cultural enthusiast and for those who like travelling in small groups with a personal, non-tourist feel.“Since our mother was born in Malta and we are both nationals, it made perfect sense for us to introduce ‘our Malta’ to North Americans,” says Allen. “We really get excited with any new destination that we offer.”Malta has traditionally been recognized as a sun and sand destination for Europeans, with little exposure of its significant treasures to the North American traveller. A big push to target North Americans is underway through a variety of efforts geared to engage the more cultured client.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaFeedback from agents suggests that their clients are loving the destination and Maxima Tours.“I just had my client at my desk and she spent a half hour telling me how wonderful your tour was, how well planned it was and what a great time she had. What most impressed her were the little surprises, the table prepared for them at the Canons with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, the special attention, all unexpected. In the countryside, the personal visits with locals were wonderful,” said Lynda Spinner, Manager AAA Northeast.To learn more about this destination, visit who complete the course by April 6 will be entered to win a luxurious Stephen Cordina gift hamper, which includes luxury essential oils and aromatherapy. Posted by Share Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Take the Malta Specialist Program now on the Learning Centrecenter_img Devin Kinasz Tags: Education, Malta, Travelweek Learning Centre << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Sydney Airport welcomes new Qantas service to Osaka

first_imgQantasSydney Airport welcomes new Qantas service to OsakaSydney Airport welcomed the commencement of Qantas’ new direct Sydney-Osaka service today, marking a new route for the airport.The three-weekly service will operate on an Airbus A330 aircraft, adding 92,000 seats annually.Sydney Airport Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kerrie Mather said the new route would provide additional capacity to meet growing demand from travellers.“We’re thrilled that Qantas has recognised the strength of this growing market with its new service,” Ms Mather said.“This new Qantas service is a fantastic boost for tourism, as it’s expected to bring in an additional 24,000 Japanese visitors and $50 million in additional visitor expenditure per year for NSW,” Ms Mather said.“Japan is also one of the most popular destinations for Australian travellers. Osaka is our largest unserved market and Sydneysiders will be excited to now have a direct route to Osaka in time for the busy holiday period.“The city of Osaka offers a new gateway for Australians to explore Japan, particularly the beautiful Kansai region, the neighbouring historic city of Kyoto, and its great shopping, restaurants and nightlife.”Japan is Sydney Airport’s sixth largest origin and destination market, growing 15 percent in the past year.Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the NSW Government is working with Qantas and travel trade partners to further promote the new year-round service.“Sydney is undisputedly the gateway to our great State and we are delighted to be welcoming the new Qantas service, set to encourage more Japanese visitors to explore our sparkling Harbour City, iconic attractions and beautiful rural and regional destinations,” Mr Marshall said.“With record numbers of visitors flying into Sydney and travelling beyond into rural and regional NSW, we look forward to boosting the State’s visitor economy as a result of this new service and ensuring NSW is the number one choice for Japanese travellers.”Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan said Tourism Australia was already working closely with Qantas to promote the new Osaka service in Japan, including supporting a party of Japanese media travelling to Australia on the inaugural flight.“The travel trade in market are really excited about the new service. As we’ve seen in the past few years, improved air access has really helped turn around the Japan market. Being able to fly direct to Australia from Osaka is hugely significant. When combined with the high-speed rail network that serves the airport, this new service effectively opens up a huge catchment area of potential holidaymakers for Australia across southern and western Japan,” Mr O’Sullivan said.Source = Sydney Airportlast_img read more

Italian carrier MyAir has announced two new routes

first_imgItalian carrier MyAir has announced two new routes to the Balearic island of Ibiza.The airline will add flights from both its Bologna Guglielmo Marconi and Milan Orio al Serio bases next month.At Bologna, the Ibiza services will operate alongside flights to Bucharest, Sofia, Bordeaux and Paris Charles De Gaulle, alongside domestic Italian routes to Brindisi and Catania on the island of Sicily.The Milan-Ibiza service will join a schedule that already includes flights to Madrid, Marrakech, Istanbul and Napoli, among other destinations.Flights on the Milan to Ibiza route will run once a week until September, while services from Bologna will operate over the same summer period.New flights to Ibiza have recently been announced by Jet2 and Monarch Airlines. Jet2’s summer service will operate from Blackpool Airport, with Monarch running its new Ibiza flights from Birmingham, London Gatwick, Luton and Manchester. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedBlu-express adds new Rome routeLow cost Italian carrier Blu-express has announced a new domestic flight from Rome to Pantelleria.Monarch to launch new Ibiza services next summerCheap flights carrier Monarch has announced that it will be launching new services to IbizaNew cheap flights from Edinburgh to Europe announcedNew cheap flights from Edinburgh to Europe announcedlast_img read more

After Vasiliko fire MPs agree to take action on tyre recycling

first_imgMPs agreed on Wednesday that a single system needs to be in place for the collection and management of rubber, to avoid incidents like the large fire earlier in the month near the Vasiliko cement factory caused by large piles of old tyres being stored next to a flammable substance.The issue was discussed on Wednesday at the House environment committee, where MPs heard that if the fire had not been contained it would have caused a huge disaster in the area as the factory is located in the same area as the VTTV oil depot and an electricity authority (EAC) substation.Disy MP Giorgos Karoulas, who registered the issue for discussion, said that it is important that a single system is introduced for the collection and management of old tyres, to ensure the safety and health of members of the public. He added that the Department of the Environment ought to promote legislation providing for just that.State services ought to address this responsibly, he said, and all stakeholders involved ought to fully cooperate.A study should be carried out, he said, to define where and how old tyres should be stored “to avoid any unpleasant incidents like that in Vasiliko”.The Greens’ MP Charalambos Theopemptou said that despite the existence of licenced companies dealing with the recycling of old tyres, there are still many of them dumped in the countryside.Unless the collection and management system is improved, he said, the problem will continue to exist.As regards the fire in Vasiliko, Theopemptou said there were too many tyres near the cement factory, next to a flammable substance. He referred to the EU’s Seveso Directive on major industrial accidents involving dangerous chemicals. The flammable substance, he said, was in a Seveso area.In addition to the fire, he said, the water used to put out the fire washed away the dangerous substances and polluted the subsoil. The damage needs to be fixed.The fire service said last week that the Vasiliko fire was probably caused by quantities of spontaneously combustible renewable biofuel (RBF). It said that investigations indicated that RBF was present around huge piles of old wooden electricity poles and old tyres, thus making it highly likely to be the source of the fire and the reason it spread so quickly. Crews were working all night to get the fire under control.Plans are underway to have a fire station in the area up and running by 2019. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Second man in custody over Polemidia fire

first_imgA 51-year-old man was remanded in custody for two days on Tuesday in connection with a fire at a Polemidia property on Saturday that destroyed scrub and killed animals.He was arrested on Monday in connection with fire caused by a negligent and reckless act charges. He is believed to have been working in the area the fire starting, making a roof.He admitted to being in the area at the time but said that as soon as he realised there was a fire worked with two other unknown people who later left to put it out.Another three people were arrested earlier for their involvement in the case.On Sunday the 43-year-old man who was operating an electric tool from which the fire started was remanded for four days.The suspect, who arrived at court without a lawyer, denied involvement in the case.Initially police had arrested the 51-year-old owner of the affected farm and his 45-year-old wife as during the course of their investigations both people had been named and the woman is believed to have given false information to the police.The 43-year-old had undertaken, on behalf of the couple, to build an extension to the farm and according to witnesses he had used an electric tool during his work which started the fire.The fire, which was brought under control at 5.25pm on Saturday destroyed half a square kilometre of land, some olive and carob trees, the farm buildings, farm animals and two parked cars.A total of four helicopters belonging to government services plus two from the British bases helped fight the blaze.You May LikeSilentSnoreSnore like a Pig? Here’s One Trick to Stop SnoringSilentSnoreUndoInfo-life.xyz10 Best Concept Cars For The FutureInfo-life.xyzUndoBlitzLiftLittle Known Facts About Air Force OneBlitzLiftUndo Russian opposition leader Navalny hospitalised for allergic reactionUndoLimassol police investigating attempted murderUndoCypriot ambassadors gather in Nicosia for annual briefingUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more