Midair plane crash in Ottawas West End

first_imgTwo planes crashed in mid-air in the West End of Ottawa just past 10:00 Sunday morning.Ottawa Police have confirmed one aircraft was able to be redirected to the Ottawa International Airport, while the smaller of the two planes crashed into a field.Staff Sgt. Jamie Harper says one plane then crashed into a field and the other managed to land at the Ottawa International Airport.The Transport Safety Board of Canada says the plane that landed at the airport sustained minor damage.Police say it is not yet known how many people were aboard each plane or whether any injuries have been reported.Transport Canada will be heading up the investigation.— with files from The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Six UN peacekeepers and interpreter wounded in ambush in eastern DR Congo

The six peacekeepers, part of the Indian contingent serving with the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO), and their interpreter were ambushed while returning from a patrol with 12 other peacekeepers near Buganza in North Kivu province after finding the bodies of four civilians, the Mission said in a news release.“This premeditated, targeted and deliberate attack is inadmissible,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of MONUSCO, Roger Meece. “We will work with the national authorities to identify those responsible for this ignoble deed so that they are called to justice.” A UN Indian peacekeeper was killed in the same province in July when he was caught in a cross-fire in clashes between the DRC’s armed forces and a rebel group known as the March 23 Movement (M23).The DRC’s eastern provinces of North and South Kivu have witnessed increased fighting between Government troops and the M23, which is composed of renegade soldiers who mutinied in April. The fighting has displaced more than 300,000 people, including many who have fled to neighbouring Rwanda and Uganda, as well as within DRC.MONUSCO, with 19,000 uniformed personnel, is the latest iteration of UN peacekeeping missions that have helped to bring stability and civilian elections to the vast country after it was torn apart by civil wars and rebel movements. Much of the country has achieved a measure of stability but fighting with various dissident groups has continued in the east where the bulk of the peacekeepers are deployed. read more

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Ohio State mens hockey swept by No 6 NebraskaOmaha drops to 39

Senior forward Anthony Greco during a game against Canisius on Nov. 13. OSU won 4-1. Credit: Courtesy of OSUWeek after week, Ohio State men’s hockey coach Steve Rohlik preaches how important the special teams game is in hockey and how it determines outcomes more often than not.This weekend in Omaha, Nebraska, his team lost that battle.Coming off of a bye week, OSU (3-9) entered back into the realm of facing opponents ranked in the top 20 after taking three of four games from Mercyhurst and Canisius. The three-game winning streak came to a close as the Scarlet and Gray were swept by No. 6 Nebraska-Omaha (11-2-1) by scores of 3-1 and 6-4 on Friday and Saturday, respectively.After a scoreless first period in Game 1, sophomores Luc Snuggerud and David Pope found the back of the net past OSU junior netminder Christian Frey, putting the Mavericks up 2-0 after 40 minutes of play.OSU senior captain Craig Dalrymple lit the lamp for the second time this season on the power play to put the Buckeyes within one with 7:07 left in the game. Fellow senior captain Anthony Greco and freshman Dakota Joshua assisted on the play.The OSU comeback effort fell short, however, as Nebraska-Omaha junior forward Austin Ortega scored his 10th goal of the campaign into an empty net with one minute and two seconds remaining.The Buckeye power play received seven attempts to make Nebraska-Omaha pay for its mistakes throughout the evening, but the Dalrymple tally was the only one registered on the scoreboard. The Mavericks were unable to convert on any of their three opportunities on the night.Frey made 30 saves on 33 Maverick shots while Nebraska-Omaha freshman netminder Evan Weninger stopped 34 of the 35 pucks sent his way.In Game 2, it was the Mavericks’ turn to enjoy some time with a man advantage, and they cashed in accordingly.Ortega scored his second of the weekend just 30 seconds into the game. But that was followed up by OSU freshman Mike Gillespie’s first collegiate goal four minutes and 22 seconds later.A Tommy Parran game misconduct penalty due to checking from behind combined with a Sasha Larocque boarding penalty put the Buckeyes on a five-on-three disadvantage that they were unable to overcome, as a goal from junior forward Jake Guentzel started a run of four straight goals from the Mavericks, three of which came on the power play.Instead of fading away faced with a 5-1 deficit with 4:23 left in the second period, the Scarlet and Gray battled to the final buzzer.Larocque continued the trend of Buckeyes scoring their first collegiate goals, as the freshman made it a 5-2 game at the 17:28 mark of the middle frame assisted by sophomore Christian Lampasso and Joshua.Then the captains took over in the third period, as Greco and Nick Schilkey made it a 5-4 game with 4:45 remaining in the game.OSU outshot the Mavericks 24-8 in the final 20 minutes.  Again, the rally would end in the form of an empty net goal, this time via Guentzel’s second of the night with 44 seconds left, ending the scoring for the game.Nebraska-Omaha went 3-of-6 on the power play, ending the Buckeyes’ stretch of 18 consecutive killed penalties in the process. OSU went 0-of-2.Junior Matt Tomkins, who started between the pipes for the Buckeyes, was removed after the fifth Maverick goal and replaced by Frey. Tomkins made 18 saves on 23 shots, while Frey stopped all 10 shots he faced. Weninger received the nod again to start for the home team, and he made 42 saves on 46 pucks sent in his direction.The Buckeyes will look to rebound in Minneapolis next weekend, as they are set to take on Minnesota in their Big Ten opener on Friday at 8 p.m., followed by a rematch on Saturday at the same time. read more

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GBI report predicts continued iron ore growth in Latin America

first_imgRising demand for iron from Asia and Europe is expected to fuel future growth in the South and Central America mining industry, compounding its status as a leading global producer and consumer of iron ore, according to a report from GBI Research. The new report explores how South America’s impressive transport infrastructure enables the iron ore industry to function smoothly, allowing huge amounts of the commodity to be exported while moving resources to be used domestically. During 2011, the region exported an estimated 356.3 MMt of its total estimated production of 466 MMt, shipping out 76% of all the iron ore mined that year.Infrastructure such as rail, road and port facilities, particularly in the two major export hubs of Brazil and Venezuela, encourage growth in the region’s iron ore export sector. Brazil is the largest exporter of iron ore in the region, with exports estimated at 342 Mt in 2011, accounting for around 80% of the country’s total annual production. The scale and organisation of Brazil’s infrastructure for facilitating iron exports is considerable, with Vale, the largest iron ore producer in Brazil, operating 10,179 km of rail track alone over four separate railroads. Port facilities on the Orinoco River in Palua, Venezuela, stretch a length of 276.6 m, with a ship-loading capacity of 1,100 t/h for Hot Briquetted Iron (HBI).GBI states: “Such well-structured infrastructure facilities clearly constitute a driving factor for the region’s iron ore exports, and South and Central America has both the facilities to allow for greater iron ore exports in the future, and the appetite to utilise more domestically. The region’s predicted iron ore consumption increase over coming years can be attributed to the huge demand expected from Brazilian steel manufacturing companies such as Usiminas Group, Gerdau Group and ArcelorMittal in the forecast period. High overall demand in the future years therefore promises rosy years ahead for the iron ore mining industry.”Iron ore production in South and Central America stood at an estimated 466 Mt in 2011, and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3% to reach 904 Mt by 2020. Meanwhile, South and Central America’s iron ore consumption stood at an estimated 147.3 Mt in 2011, and is estimated to increase at a CAGR of around 6.4% to reach 264 Mt by 2020.last_img read more

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Peru tames a 2 billion rogue gold industry

first_imgAccording to Resource News Report, Peru’s Central Government has sent thousands of troops into the jungles of Madre de Dios to confiscate and destroy illegal mining equipment. With unregulated, untaxed gold mining operations estimated at $2 billion a year in Peru, the stakes are high. Resource News Report says the “new mining legislation and the military muscle behind it – creates a significant opportunity for Inca One Gold – a Canadian-based gold manufacturing company operating in Peru. “The rules in Peru create something of a captive market for Inca One,” confirms Gold Newsletter Publisher Brien Lundin in the summer 2014 issue.“My COO George Moen and I met Brien Lundin at a gold conference,” recalls Edward Kelly, President and CEO of Inca One Gold, in an exclusive interview with Resource News Report, “I think he liked that we come from the business world and that we’re here to make a profit.”Inca One Gold buys raw materials (ore) and manufactures an end product (gold).Inca One Gold is at the halfway point of an upgrade from a 25 t/d operation to 100 t/d. Recently a new ball mill was delivered along with new crushers.  The current permit allows Inca One Gold to expand to 100 t/d.“There’s a game changing shift in the gold business in Peru right now,” stated Kelly, “The government is beginning to regulate a fractured multi-billion dollar industry that has been operating for centuries with no permits and paying no taxes.”Inca One Gold is playing a pivotal role in the ‘formalization process’. The army has confiscated stockpiles of mercury destined for jungle streams.  The government is determined to exert environmental and fiscal controls on the artisanal miners and Inca One Gold is backing the Peruvian government’s campaign 100%.“Small family operations used to be able to just grab some unclaimed land and start digging it, milling the ore and spewing chemicals into the streams and rivers,” stated Kelly, “But now the government is insisting on transparency in the way gold projects are engineered and operated, in addition SUNAT has taken control of permitting for explosives and cyanide, the only way to purchase these critical supplies is to be formalized.”Approximately 77,000 small scale mines have already applied for a formalization number and there are an estimated 200,000 that haven’t applied. Kelly declares that he will only buy ore that has the correct papers attached to it. “We have a compliance committee on the ground in Peru,” confirms Kelly, “We are forced to turn down ore, but it does help us identify opportunities, providing legal advice to small operators with high grade projects.”Kelly’s business is not sensitive to the spot price of gold. Inca One Gold pays fair market value for the ore and takes a cut to manufacture the bullion.  If the spot price of gold is $1,900 the margins are higher than if the spot price is $1,200 – but the numbers are healthy in either scenario.  Inca One Gold operates on manufacturing metrics, rather than those of a junior explorer.Typically the miner delivers a truckload of ore to a receiving area. Inca One Gold extracts samples which are then crushed and assayed in an on-site chemical lab.  The miner is invited to observe the process, which only takes a few hours.  If the trucks or the chemical lab are backed up, overnight accommodations are provided on site for the miners.Comparable operations by Dynacor Gold Mines generated about $9 million in net earnings in 2013. Kelly believe Inca One Gold will generate around $8 million in annual cash flow by expanding Chala One to a 100 t/d operation and continuing to source high grade ore.“We changed our name from Inca One to Inca One Gold because we do not want to mislead investors into thinking that we’re a resource company,” explained Kelly, “We are not staking land, running airborne surveys, drilling or proving up a resource. We are making gold bars.  With tens of thousands of miners looking for legal ways to process their ore – we are confident that we are on the leading edge of a big incoming wave.”On a smaller scale, BNamericas reports a Colombian court has ruled 11 gold miners must cease operations in a nature reserve, part of an ongoing drive to formalise the mining industry. The Antioquia superior court ordered mining agency ANM to evict miners from the 50,000 ha protected area in the northwest Chocó department, home to the Embera Katío indigenous people.Miners with operations in the area include AngloGold Ashanti and local companies Exploraciones Choco Colombia, Gongora and El Molino, according to local newspaper Portafolio. The government awarded mining concessions in the area in 2008, it said.ANM said the concessions were awarded before the area was declared a reserve and denied it had authorized concessions after legislation in 2013 decreed the area off-limits to mining, agriculture and industry.“Since starting operating two-and-a-half years ago, the national mining agency has not awarded concessions that overlap reserved areas either totally or partially,” ANM president Natalia Gutiérrez said in a statement. ”Unauthorized mining accounts for more than half of the country’s operations. In a 2010-2011 census on mining activity in Colombia, the mining ministry (Minminas) registered 14,357 mining production units in Colombia of which 63%, or over 9,000, did not have mining titles.Illegal gold mining has spread in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia as gold prices jumped sevenfold over a decade to $1,900/oz by 2011, according to Thomas Hentschel, director of Swiss government program Better Gold Initiative.Officials from Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela and Peru met at an Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO) meeting in November to discuss joint efforts to fight illegal mining in the regionlast_img read more

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Ridgefield schools ask voters to OK replacement 3year levy

first_imgSchool funding is once again on the ballot in Ridgefield, just two-plus months after a $77 million bond vote failed to reach the 60 percent supermajority.This time it wouldn’t be new tax money coming into the Ridgefield School District but instead a replacement three-year operations levy. As part of the new state funding model for education, local levies are capped at $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value, and that’s what the district is seeking. If approved, the levy would be collected starting in 2020.“(Levy money) touches all aspects of the district,” Superintendent Nathan McCann said. “It goes to special education to cover the difference between what the state funds and what is required, additional support staff, extracurriculars, outdoor school, professional development for staff and technology.”The levy, which is on the ballot in the April 23 election, only requires a simple majority of 50 percent plus one vote to pass. Ridgefield’s bond in February received 58 percent approval, which wasn’t enough to pass with the required 60 percent supermajority.While the money helps the district, the levy cap has also made things more difficult. Previously, levy dollars funded about 20 percent of the budget, McCann said. This year, the first with the new cap, that number is at about 14 percent.last_img read more

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Hodgson hopes LoftusCheek returns to Crystal Palace

first_imgCrystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson, expects that youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek can someday go back to the club where he played last season.The time that Ruben Loftus-Cheek spent at Crystal Palace last season, was more than enough to convince manager Roy Hodgson that the 22-year old is a great player for the squad.The former England manager hopes that the youngster can decide to not play for Chelsea anymore, given the incredibly difficult competition that he has against players of the likes of Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Cesc Fabregas, and Danny Drinkwater.All of those players plus Loftus-Cheek, fight to earn a spot on Maurizio Sarri’s starting eleven and there are few chances for Ruben to convince the Italian manager.“Ruben Loftus-Cheek did an outstanding job for us when he came here,” Hodgson told the media this Friday via Crystal Palace’s website. “He really answered all the questions that we hoped he would answer, and luckily for us, and even more for him, it got him recognized by the national team.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“He found himself in Russia representing England, which was a perfect end to the season he had for us.”“We admire him, we like him very much and we wish him well, and of course, like a lot of other clubs, I’m sure when the day comes when he becomes available for a transfer, we will be sticking our noses into that, but whether we will get him again, that’s another matter. Who knows, we will see.”You’ve voted Ruben as the #CPFC 🦅 Man of the Match!Well done @rubey_lcheek. 👏 #CRYEVE pic.twitter.com/kvL8JLoI33— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) November 19, 2017last_img read more

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Opioid overdoses and Narcan training in San Diego schools

first_imgOpioid overdoses and Narcan training in San Diego schools KUSI Newsroom, January 21, 2019 Posted: January 21, 2019 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego County Board of Education said San Diego schools are experiencing an increase in overdose deaths.A proposed plan would make Narcan available in all schools across the county to address the issue.Vice-President for the San Diego County Board of Education, Mark Powell, said he would like every teacher trained in recognizing the signs of an overdose and would like every site administrator trained in the use of Narcam.Narcan can be used to reverse an opioid overdoses. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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ASA NBB Applaud Key Biodiesel Legislation

first_imgThe 25,000 producer-members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) salute Congressman Kenny Hulshof (R-MO) and other key Members of the U.S. House of Representatives for last week’s introduction of House bill, HR 3119, a companion bill to S 1548, that the U.S. Senate has approved with provisions that include tax incentives for biodiesel and ethanol.”HR 3119, will serve as a rally point for Members of the House who want to show their support for biodiesel and ethanol incentives,” said soybean producer Bob Metz, who is Chairman of the National Biodiesel Board and a member of the ASA Executive Committee. “Soybean producers are working to get the provisions of S 1548 and HR 3119 included in the Energy bill and the Highway Extension bill, both of which are still under consideration by Congress.”HR 3119, which replaces earlier Hulshof biodiesel legislation HR 1279, is now the major biodiesel tax legislation in the House. “This bill will extend incentives beneficial to farmers while adding much-needed funding for our nation’s transportation projects. It’s better for the environment. It lessens our dependence on foreign oil. It’s a win-win solution,” stated Hulshof.”Congressman Hulshof has been a strong leader for biodiesel tax provisions in the House,” Metz said. “He has been determined and an untiring supporter of the effort to include biodiesel provisions in an energy bill.”last_img read more

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Broward Blvd reopens after being closed due to gas leak

first_imgCleared: Emergency vehicles in Broward on Broward Blvd west at W 14th Ave and traffic backed up until NW 7 Ave, all lanes blocked. Last…— FL511 Southeast (@fl511_southeast) September 21, 2017 FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – All lanes of Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale were temporarily closed from Southwest 14th Avenue to Southwest 11th Avenue due to a gas leak.A construction crew hit a gas line in front of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department headquarters building, located at 1300 W Broward Blvd., Thursday. Update on hazmat. Leak secured and crews are breaking down. #FLFR @FTLCityNews @FLPD411 @SunSentinel @CBSMiami @wsvn @WPLGLocal10 @nbc6 pic.twitter.com/X1SlzasGwU— FLFR PIO (@FtLaudFire) September 21, 2017The gas leak has been secured, and lanes have since reopened.center_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Erica Fernandes alleged exbeau Shaheer Sheikh opens up on his equation with

first_imgShaheer Sheikh and Erica Fernandes; Parth Samthaan and Erica FernandesinstagramFor quite some time now, Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 lead actors Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes, who play the roles of Anurag and Prerna, are rumoured to be dating in real life.Erica’s fans must be aware that before Parth, the gorgeous lady was linked to her former co-star Shaheer Sheikh. Both the actors had worked together in Sony TV’s Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi. However, soon after the show ended, the alleged couple supposedly split up and moved on.And now Shaheer has opened up on his equation with Parth and Erica. In a chat with Bombay Times, the handsome actor said that he has met Parth on several occasions and is friend with both Parth and Erica.”We were never dating, and nothing has changed between us. In fact, she is still in touch with my family and me. I have also met her and her co-actor Parth (Samthaan) on several occasions and am friends with them,” he said.Shaheer’s statement came after he was asked to comment on the recent rumour of Erica unfollowing him on Instagram. “This isn’t a new development, it happened two years ago. I know how nasty social media can get and have been recommending people associated with me, including my friends and family to not follow me on social media,” Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke actor said.Erica, on the other hand, said that she doesn’t understand why it was blown out of proportion when unfollowing Shaheer wasn’t a new development. “I haven’t been following Shaheer on social media for over two years. Why is it being blown out of proportion now? Certain sections of the media have been publishing random nonsense, but why are the others following suit? Don’t they do their research before carrying a story?,” actress concluded. Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi actors Shaheer Sheikh and Erica FernandesShaheer Sheikh/Instagramlast_img read more

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Police SI detained with 10000 yaba pills

first_imgarrestedPolice SI detained with 10,000 yaba pillsSiddiqur Rahman, a sub-inspector of traffic police, was arrested with 10,000 yaba pills from Agrabad on Friday evening.Chattogram Metropolitan Police’s Counter-Terrorism Unit deputy commissioner Md Shaidullah said that acting on a tip-off, police raided the CGS Colony and detained Siddiqur with the yaba pills.He is being interrogated, Shahidullah said.last_img

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Police Chief Fires Officer Who Shot And Killed Black Texas Teenager

first_imgJordan Edwards, as seen in an undated family photo provided by attorney S. Lee Merritt.After a rapid investigation, the police chief in Balch Springs, Texas, has dismissed the officer who shot and killed Jordan Edwards, 15, on Saturday.The unarmed black teenager was in a car leaving a house party in the Dallas suburb. His 16-year-old brother was driving the vehicle, attorneys for the family say.Bill Zeeble of member station KERA in Dallas reports for our Newscast unit:“Chief Jonathan Haber identified the officer as Roy Oliver.“The officer used a rifle to shoot through the window of a car that was driving away.“Chief Haber said the action violated several department policies, and said county investigations continue.” ‘It is very important that the sheriff’s office and public integrity unit be able to conduct their thorough investigation of this officer involved shooting. My department will continue to be responsive, be transparent and accountable.’“The Edwards family said in a statement it was grateful for the decision to terminate the officer, and anxiously awaits his arrest for murder.”The victim’s death was ruled a homicide by the Dallas County medical examiner.The Dallas Morning News reports:“Attorney Cindy Stormer, a former prosecutor who is representing Oliver, asked the public to be patient while the six-year veteran of the department is investigated.” ‘We cannot make any comments at this time,’ she said in a written statement. ‘The incident is recent and still being investigated. Everyone should wait until the facts come out and we know more.’ “Attorneys for the family, Lee Merritt and Jasmine Crockett, praised the police department for its quick action to fire the officer.“No other city has moved at the rate Balch Springs has,” Crockett told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. “It’s just unbelievable. It’s absolutely unbelievable that a department did what a department should do.”The Dallas County district attorney and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the case.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

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Air Canadas new lifestyle publication out now enter to win 2 free

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Travel agents can win two Business Class tickets or Air Canada Signature Class tickets with  Air Canada’s new agent contest, launched in partnership with Travelweek to commemorate the airline’s newly released ‘Elevated by Design’ lifestyle publication.Polybagged with Travelweek’s May 30 issue, the 44-page publication showcases Air Canada’s premium offerings for both leisure and business travellers, including the new Air Canada Signature Service and recently-opened Air Canada Signature Suite, its award-winning Maple Leaf Lounges, as well as high-end onboard amenities ranging from menus designed by Chef David Hawksworth to curated wine lists by resident sommelier Véronique Rivest.‘Elevated by Design’ also includes a handy Cities Guide that highlights the many world-class destinations Air Canada flies to, from San Francisco and Honolulu, to Paris, Madrid and Hong Kong. Agents are encouraged to use the guide as a resource tool when selling and packaging Air Canada to clients.“As the premium segment has grown over the last 10 years, so have customers’ expectations,” said Andrew Yiu, Vice President, Product, Air Canada. “We take great pride in bringing a little Canada to the world every time we fly – it’s at the core of our pursuit of a great flight experience, every flight.”More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTTo celebrate the arrival of the new publication, Air Canada has announced an agent contest that includes two Business Class or Air Canada Signature Class tickets to anywhere it flies, for travel before June 30, 2020 (blackout dates apply). Flights are not eligible to earn miles with this offer, and all travellers must travel together.The contest closes on July 5, 2019 with the winner being notified on July 18, 2019. The winner will be randomly drawn and will need to respond within 48 hours.Go to travelweek.ca/contests to enter the contest. Share Air Canada’s new lifestyle publication out now, enter to win 2 free tickets Tags: Air Canada, Launchcenter_img Posted by Travelweek Group Thursday, May 30, 2019 last_img read more

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Another record breaking year with IHG Foundation week

first_imgAnother record breaking year with IHG Foundation weekIHG Foundation Week (10-18 September) was another record breaking year with employees from IHG branded hotels and corporate offices all around the world taking part and pledging their support for the IHG Foundation.IHG is one of the world’s leading hotel companies, and established the IHG Foundation in 2016 to show the power of hospitality to transform lives for the better. The IHG Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which works to achieve long lasting benefit for communities all around the world.During IHG Foundation Week, employees across the globe pledge their support to the IHG Foundation by organising fun activities. For each activity an employee takes part in, IHG makes a donation to IHG Foundation on their behalf. Leading the pledge global leaderboard this year was the AMEA region with an impressive 657,385 total pledges.Karin Sheppard, Chief Operating Officer at IHG said: “We are delighted with the success of our fundraising activity for the IHG Foundation. The momentum behind the event, the level of support, and the variety of activities our colleagues took part in has been fantastic. This demonstrates the strong sense of shared purpose that is embedded throughout the culture of our organisation”.IHG employees were encouraged to pledge and take part in as many different activities as they could outside of their daily routines. Highlights included:InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort held their own Tour de Resort by keeping a bike going for 24 hoursCrowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley’s team donated teddy bears for kids in hospital, the kitchen provided chicken laksa to the Richmond Soup Kitchen, the spa team pampered the ladies at the retirement facility next door, the properties loyalty manager rode 800 kilometres and the rooms department donated hampers to Nova Employment for their Christmas activities.“Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley has always been a strong supporter of worthy causes within the Hawkesbury Region, however Foundation Week gave each department the opportunity to go one step further in making a difference in a way that was significant to them” said Crowne Plaza Hawkesbury Valley General Manager, David Ross.“It was a real joy to see the expression on the faces of those we touched in the community knowing we were also contributing to a bigger cause”.Launched in February 2016, the IHG® Foundation is doing its part to make local communities better places to be for all. The independent charity focuses its activities on four key areas – helping communities to develop skills in hospitality, providing support for those impacted by disasters, encouraging grassroots community support and protecting the environment.Source = IHG Foundationlast_img read more

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Seems like a long time since your summer holiday

first_imgSeems like a long time since your summer holiday? Bring some sunshine back in your life with these 10 Balearic beauties. Maybe a last-minute escape to the sun is in order this autumn? (It’s about 26 degrees there right now – tempted?) If not, there’s always next year… 10. Sunset, IbizaGet me there!If you do fancy some late season sun in the Balearics, you can of course find flights to Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca on Skyscanner. To get to Formentera, you need to catch a ferry from Ibiza Town (it takes just half an hour). You can’t land on Es Vedra.Check out some more of our gorgeous photo galleries: 2. Mitjana beach, Menorca 10 of the world’s most beautiful places 10 of the world’s best beaches Bucket list – 10 wonders of the world 6. Es Vedra, Ibiza 5. Ibiza Town 4. Illetes, Formenteracenter_img 9. Port de Soller, Majorca 3. Formentor, Majorca 8. Valldemossa, Majorca ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 7. Arab baths, Palma de Mallorca 1. Cala Conta, Ibiza RelatedThe 17 most beautiful places in the Balearic IslandsHolidays in the Balearic Islands are a firm favourite, whether you’re there for flat-out partying or spending all day sun bathing. You’re only ever a cheap flight away from the open-air clubs in Ibiza, secret beaches in Menorca or chic towns of Mallorca. Check out these top beauty spots on…10 of the best beaches in IbizaIbiza isn’t just about clubbing, but if you’re there to party, you’ll need somewhere to top up your tan ready for your next big night out or to recover from your hangover. So hit these great beaches close to San Antonio, Es Canar and Ibiza Town.Best beaches in Spain: top 10 perfect playas in picturesSand, sea, sun and sangria! From natural to naturist, we take a tour of the 10 most beautiful, brilliant beaches in Spain.last_img read more

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