Dawson Creek RCMP close highway after gun pointed at driver

first_imgOnce the vehicle was searched, the RCMP found a second sawed-off shotgun.One of the guns seized after a gun was allegedly pointed at driver on Highway 97 South by Groundbirch – RCMP The Dawson Creek RCMP located the vehicle on the side of the highway and conducted a high-risk takedown of the four occupants of the vehicle.Due to the risk posed to both public and police, the highway was closed by officers for a short period.All of the occupants were taken into custody and after a quick search of the vehicle for officer safety reasons a sawed-off shotgun was located.The vehicle was seized so that a search warrant could be completed to conduct a more thorough search of the vehicle as the located shotgun did not match the description provided.Three out of the four occupants were released shortly afterwards.The fourth male passenger, who is suspected of pointing the firearm was held. In addition to charges stemming from this incident, the male also had several outstanding warrants from another jurisdiction. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP closed Highway 97 Saturday after a firearm was pointed at a female driver near the Groundbirch Store.On Saturday, March 24, the RCMP received a report of a male passenger pointing a firearm at a female driver.  The male passenger allegedly pointed the gun at the female driver after a verbal argument.The gun was described as a short barreled ‘old time’ looking gun.last_img read more

Police issue ‘virtual kidnap’ alerts to California schools

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — Police in a seaside California city have alerted local schools to two “virtual kidnap” cases in 24 hours.The Orange County Register reported Saturday that Laguna Beach police say victims received phone calls claiming their daughters had been abducted and would be harmed unless money was wired to a Mexican bank account.Police say there were no abductions in either case.Authorities in the community about 57 miles (92 kilometres) south of Los Angeles say they have contacted the Laguna Beach Unified School District as well as local private schools to warn parents of the scam.Authorities say residents made separate reports March 7 and 8 that they were the victims of the fake kidnapping threats.Police say one of the victims paid $5,000 before learning his daughter was safe.___Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.comThe Associated Press read more

On International Youth Day UN celebrating young peoples role in ousting dictators

12 August 2011The United Nations marked International Youth Day today under the slogan ‘Change Our World,’ with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscoring the “stunning” role young people have played during the past year in overthrowing dictatorships. The United Nations marked International Youth Day today under the slogan ‘Change Our World,’ with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscoring the “stunning” role young people have played during the past year in overthrowing dictatorships.“Far too many of the world’s more than one billion young people lack the education, freedom and opportunities they deserve,” he said in a message. “Yet, despite these constraints – and in some cases because of them – young people are mobilizing in growing numbers to build a better future. Over the past year, they have achieved stunning results, overturning dictatorships and sending waves of hope across regions and around the world.”Citing their open minds and a keen awareness of emerging trends, and the energy, ideas and courage they bring to some of the most complex and important challenges facing the human family, Mr. Ban said young people “often understand better than older generations that we can transcend our religious and cultural differences in order to reach our shared goals.“They are standing up for the rights of oppressed peoples, including those who suffer discrimination based on gender, race and sexual orientation,” he added. “They are confronting sensitive issues in order to stop the spread of HIV. And they are often the leading proponents of sustainability and green lifestyles.He called on the international community to continue to work together to expand the horizons of opportunity for young people and answer their legitimate demands for dignity, development and decent work. “Failing to invest in our youth is a false economy,” he said. “Investments in young people will pay great dividends in a better future for all.”UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova also referred to the role young people have played in the recent overthrow of entrenched authoritarian regimes.“The ‘youth quakes’ that have struck across the Arab world have shown the ability of young people to drive change,” she said in a message. “The struggle for democratic participation has shaken regimes seemingly impervious to pressure. These movements have shown the power of aspirations for human rights and fundamental freedoms.”Ms. Bokova stressed quality education as the starting point for full and positive engagement by young people.“We must provide young people with everything they need to share their ideas and act on them – to fight unemployment and poverty, to overcome gender inequality and all forms of discrimination, to tackle diseases and marginalization,” she added.The Day marked the formal close of the International Year of Youth, which culminated last month with a high-level meeting on youth at the General Assembly. read more

Interpol help sought to extradite red sanders smugglers in Sri Lanka

The Crime Investigation Department (CID) in India is to obtain the help of Interpol to extradite wanted red sanders smugglers hiding in different countries, including Sri Lanka, The Hindu newspaper reported.“CID, which is the nodal agency for Interpol in the State, is trying to bring the notorious smugglers wanted in red sanders cases in different police stations,” said CID Additional Director-General of Police Ch. Dwaraka Tirumala Rao. About 30 notorious smugglers were hiding in China, Malaysia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Singapore and Myanmar.“Already we issued red corner notices and a team met the Interpol personnel. We will meet the Interpol police again to extradite the smugglers of other countries,” Mr. Tirumala Rao told The Hindu . Mr. Kantha Rao said that 25 international smugglers were already arrested when they visited the country to make hawala transactions, check the quality of the stocks and hold talks with the local parties. “Still 30 more international smugglers are wanted and we sought the cooperation of the CID and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to arrest them,” Mr. Kantha Rao said. (Colombo Gazette) “The Anti-Smuggling Task Force is doing a great job in protecting the red sanders plantations in Chittoor, Kadapa, Anantapur districts in the State. Task Force teams headed by IG M. Kantha Rao arrested some thousands of smugglers, but some were hiding in different countries,” the Additional D-G said. The CID police were entrusted to extradite the wanted red sanders smugglers, who are following up the cases filed against the smugglers in various law and order police stations. read more

Facebook sets 28 to 35 per share for IPO could raise as

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Facebook has set a price range of $28 to $35 for its initial public offering of stock.At the high end, this could raise as much as $11.8 billion.That’s much higher than any other Internet IPO in the past, even Google Inc. in 2004.The range came in a regulatory filing Thursday.The Wall Street Journal reported earlier Thursday that the price range would value Facebook Inc. at $85 billion to $95 billion. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted May 3, 2012 4:01 pm MDT Facebook sets $28 to $35 per share for IPO, could raise as much as $11.8 billion

Ban urges speedy resolution of hunger strikes by Palestinian prisoners

“International human rights obligations towards all Palestinian detainees and prisoners under Israeli custody must be fully respected,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement that also underlined the importance of full adherence by all sides to previous agreement on the issue, including the implementation of prisoners’ family visitation rights.Of particular concern are the detainees held in administrative detention without charges, the spokesman said. “Those detained should be charged and face trial with judicial guarantees in accordance with international standards, or be promptly released,” he said.The spokesperson underlined the critical health condition of one Palestinian detainee, Samer Issawi. Mr. Issawi has been on partial hunger strike for over 200 days, according to a news release issued last week by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).“The Secretary-General urges for a solution to be reached without delay in order to resolve the prisoners’ plight and preserve calm,” the spokesperson said. Mr. Ban also raised the deteriorating health condition of the Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike during a telephone conversation on Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, highlighting the need for an urgent solution. Last week, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, James W. Rawley, met with the Palestinian Minister of Prisoner and Detainee Affairs. Today he met with representatives of the families of detainees. “The United Nations will remain engaged with relevant authorities on both the Palestinian and Israeli sides and hopes for an early resolution of this important issue,” he said.He noted that the Secretary-General had received a letter from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as well as from the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States on the subject. He has also expressed his concerns to Mr. Netanyahu in their recent telephone conversation, the spokesman said. read more

Ohio State womens hockey cashes in on opportunities in 21 win over

Then-freshman goaltender Kassidy Sauve (32) defends the net during a game against Mercyhurst on Nov. 11 at the OSU Ice Rink. She had 43 saves on Saturday.Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State women’s hockey team claimed victory against No. 9 North Dakota on Saturday, after settling for a tie in Friday’s match.The Buckeyes (8-8-2, 4-8-2) were outshot 44 to 18 by the Fighting Hawks (7-6-5, 5-5-4), but coach Nadine Muzerall saw her team remain calm and collected throughout the game.“I didn’t want the girls to feel like they were panicking,” Muzerall said. “You know, this team isn’t used to winning, and so I want them to have that relentless pursuit of perfection, to feel confidence and poise when (they) have it.”The Buckeyes were on the defensive from the second the puck dropped, with North Dakota outshooting OSU 10-0 in the first five minutes of play. Halfway through the period, OSU had only registered one shot on net.The Scarlet and Gray, however, were determined to get on the board. With less than 30 seconds left to play, freshman forward Rebecca Freiburger found an opening around North Dakota’s defense and scored the first goal of the game and her third of the season.The Fighting Hawks were quick to cut OSU’s lead in the second period, scoring their first goal of the game less than two minutes into the period.The Buckeyes countered later in the period with a goal from freshman forward Samantha Bouley. Redshirt freshman defenseman Jincy Dunne and junior defenseman Liv Halvorson had the assists. OSU took a 2-1 lead into the final period.“The first goal late in the first period really set the tone (and) it really built into the second period,” Bouley said. “We didn’t get down after they scored their tying goal, so that’s what led us to winning.”It was a defensive battle through much of the final period. Each team had just one shot in the period through the first five minutes.With one minute remaining, North Dakota removed its goaltender from the net for an extra skater, but OSU stood tall.When the final buzzer sounded, the Buckeyes skated off the ice with the win, as well as some newfound confidence.“It’s really a big boost for our team, especially beating a ranked opponent,” Bouley said. “It gives us confidence for when we play Wisconsin, who’s ranked number one right now.”Muzerall said that she hopes the win will energize the team to play two competitive back-to-back games and dig up its untapped potential.“I was told once that Ohio State is known to be a sleeping giant and I’m really thinking that is true,” she said. “I’m just looking for some consistency in the girls and that’s what I challenge them. I need two full games from them, so I think we’re going to take that going into Wisconsin, instead of only playing pieces of the game or one full game.” read more

Apple files for patents on contentaware TV widgets

first_imgThe rumor mill that Apple is planning to launch an Apple-branded HDTV are running at full pitch, and the news yesterday that Apple had filed for a patent involving content aware on-screen widgets for HDTVs didn’t calm them down at all. Whether the widgets mean that Apple is working on an Apple HDTV is still unclear, but it does mean they want a way to interact with you while you’re watching television or enjoying a movie.The idea of intelligent TVs that provide you relevant information as you watch the news or surf the web isn’t new at all. Web-connected TVs have been on the market since the 90s, but it’s only been recently that HDTV manufacturers and set-top box makers have found a way to make them unobtrusive and easy to use.AdChoices广告Apple’s patent filing specifically details “content-aware widgets” that would be able to determine your geographic location and know what you’re watching on television. This way, the widgets would be able to personalize information displayed on-screen for you, like news, weather, and of course, ads. At the same time, Apple’s design calls for those widgets to provide you with useful information at the same time, like a way to see more videos based on the program or movie you’re watching, like special features, director interviews, or behind-the-scenes video.Whether or not Apple is planning to roll widgets like these into an Apple HDTV is up in the air. It’s just as possible that Apple wants to patent this technology and put it into the next version of the AppleTV, or into a firmware update that makes the AppleTV device even more useful. If that’s the case, the widgets would likely only work with content provided through the AppleTV.Even so, that hasn’t stopped some analysts from concluding that Apple will start selling high-definition sets before the holiday season is out, and you’ll soon be able to go to your local electronics store and buy an Apple-branded TV set.That’s probably unlikely, but it wouldn’t be surprising for Apple to consider it. Another thing to remember: just because Apple filed a patent for it doesn’t mean a product is imminent: it just means they’re working on the technology. We’ll find out one way or the other before the fall.Read more at DailyTech, via 9to5Maclast_img read more

Study US Alzheimers rate seems to be dropping

first_imgThe rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.An American over age 60 today has a 44 percent lower chance of developing dementia than a similar-aged person did roughly 30 years ago, the longest study of these trends in the U.S. concluded.Dementia rates also are down in Germany, a study there found. “For an individual, the actual risk of dementia seems to have declined,” probably due to more education and control of health factors such as cholesterol and blood pressure, said Dr. Kenneth Langa. He is a University of Michigan expert on aging who discussed the studies Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen. The opposite is occurring in some poor countries that have lagged on education and health, where dementia seems to be rising.More than 5.4 million Americans and 35 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia. It has no cure and current drugs only temporarily ease symptoms.A drop in rates is a silver lining in the so-called silver tsunami — the expected wave of age-related health problems from an older population. Alzheimer’s will remain a major public health issue, but countries where rates are dropping may be able to lower current projections for spending and needed services, experts said.last_img read more

Texas homeowner warns intruder while holding gun in video

first_img“They opened the door, all in black and a mask, step in my home, see me and turn and run,” Luce said. “Had it been two seconds earlier, he would have been upstairs with my children.”She said she had a feeling that the attempted robber wanted pricey Kanye West shoes called Yeezys, which her son sells and trades online.Luce said her son posted a new pair on social media just before the break-in.“Nobody should have the right just to walk into your house like this because they know you have something that you own and got legally and they want to take it illegally,” said Luce’s husband, Mark Toney.“You won’t do it again. We will find you. Don’t mess with my home,” Luce said in the video.As for storming social media with her outrage, Luce said that was simply maternal instinct. “You come for me, I’m protecting my children,” she said.Police said they are investigating. They said the intruder left fingerprints behind. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MCKINNEY, TX (WSVN) – A woman who discovered an intruder trying to break into her Texas house took to social media with her message.That mother, Maria Luce, posted a video online after the incident and wasn’t afraid to show that she’s armed if that intruder decided to return.The video was shared thousands of times on social media.“Just to make something clear to the kid who broke into my home tonight. I’m not sure if you know what this is, but I am locked and loaded,” she said in the video while holding a gun.Her home surveillance camera captured the scene as someone tried to break into her house.“I am face to mask with the intruder,” Luce said.She said her luck was both good and bad. She walked up just as the burglar was walking into her home, outside of Dallas, Texas. last_img read more

Longtime Hot 105 FM host Freddie Cruz retires from radio

first_imgHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – A legendary South Florida radio host announced he is signing off for the last time.Freddie Cruz ended his 34-year reign as the “king of evening radio” for Hot 105 FM in Hollywood, late Thursday night.The Cuban-born personality was the original evening host on The Quiet Storm, a show that airs classic and contemporary R&B, as well as other hits from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

GoldenEye 007 N64 footage offers glimpse of what might have been

first_img Tags 8:00 A video showing early demo footage was posted on YouTube last month and gave us a hint of what the game would’ve been like if Rare stayed on rails, as previously reported by Nintendo Life.You’ll probably recognize Silo, the game’s sixth mission, but may also recall that Bond never traveled in an elevator in the final version. Movement is also much slower than it is in the game.Developer David Doak — whose face you might remember as Dr. Doak from the game’s Facility level — confirmed that the video is real in a tweet. Early demo footage of #GoldenEye007 (from before I joined the team). At this point the player movement was automatic and followed a scripted spline path. The original design was that the game would be more like Virtua Cop / Time Crisis. https://t.co/ycrbkeQ8eM— David Doak (@drdoak) April 29, 2019 Video Games “Early demo footage of #GoldenEye007 (from before I joined the team),” he wrote. “At this point the player movement was automatic and followed a scripted spline path. The original design was that the game would be more like Virtua Cop / Time Crisis.”It’s cool to see such an iconic game in an unfinished state, but it’s unlikely that it would’ve made quite as much of a splash if Rare had stayed on-rails. Much of GoldenEye’s joy came from its sense of freedom and the silly fun you could have, like using the awesome bullet damage physics to shoot a smiley face in a wall or flinging proximity mines at your friends. We got a look at how James Bond’s N64 adventure could have been. Nintendo For England, James?GoldenEye 007 was a fixture of late ’90s multiplayer gaming, but the Nintendo 64 classic based on the 17th James Bond movie was nearly a very different game.It was initially planned to be an on-rails shooter where you’d automatically be guided through levels and shoot enemies as they appeared, but developers at Rare ultimately opted to give players more control. Share your voice 0 Now playing: Watch this: Our most cherished video game memories Nintendo Post a commentlast_img read more

BNP terms gas price hike move antipeople

first_imgBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoDescribing the government’s decision to raise the gas price as an unjustified one, BNP on Sunday warned of waging a street movement if it does not back off from the move, reports UNB.In a statement, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir issued the warning.”The gas tariff has been increased at the consumer level illegally only to plunder public money. It’s an illogical and inhuman move. Common people will suffer badly due to the gas price hike,” he observed.Stating that the gas price was raised sixth times in the last 10 years, Fakhrul said the current government of ‘midnight election’ has turned into a machine to suck the blood of people.””I, on behalf of BNP, strongly condemn and protest the gas price hike step. The anti-people must move away from such a decision. Or else, we’ll wage a strong movement on the streets across the country together with people,” he said.Earlier in the day, chairman of the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) Monwar Islam said the average gas price has been raised by 32.8 per cent for the retail consumers in the country with effect from Monday (1 July).As per the new price hike, the household consumers having single burner will have to pay Tk 925 a month instead of the existing Tk 750 while the double burner users will have to pay Tk 975 instead of the existing Tk 800.last_img read more

Georgia Tech trio to reveal iOS test exploit at Black Hat

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: www.forbes.com/sites/andygreen … a-malicious-charger/ © 2013 Phys.org Citation: Georgia Tech trio to reveal iOS test exploit at Black Hat (2013, June 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-06-georgia-tech-trio-reveal-ios.html (Phys.org) —Apple’s iOS devices such as smartphones are considered relatively secure, so when an Apple customer pays more for an Apple device with iOS there is that reassuring feeling of confidence that the investment is worth it for security sake. Next month at the Black Hat conference, however, three security researchers from Georgia Tech will show that using chargers to power up iOS devices may be a direct path to insecurity. The three, Billy Lau, Yeongjin Jang, and Chengyu Song, will discuss how their proof of concept charger can hack Apple devices easily, in under a minute—and, we might add, hack devices running the latest version of Apple iOS.center_img They pushed software onto an iOS device using a charger. They will provide more detail at the Black Hat event conference which takes place in Las Vegas from July 27 to August 1.Technology-watching sites have already, though, posted the Black Hat web site’s overview description of the upcoming talk. The one word that stands out in the summary is “alarming.” They wrote that “Apple iOS devices are considered by many to be more secure than other mobile offerings. In evaluating this belief, we investigated the extent to which security threats were considered when performing everyday activities such as charging a device.”That is when the “A” word came in. They said, “The results were alarming: despite the plethora of defense mechanisms in iOS, we successfully injected arbitrary software into current-generation Apple devices running the latest operating system (OS) software.” Their investigation did not need a jailbroken device and it did not need any user interaction. The charger was built around a single-board computer, the open source BeagleBoard. “We built a proof of concept malicious charger, called Mactans, using a BeagleBoard,” they wrote. They chose BeagleBoard to show how easy it was to construct “malicious” USB chargers. BeagleBoard in a single small package can work with the functionality of a laptop. Its roots are in a group of people including several employees of Texas Instruments who provided a low-cost, fan-less single-board computers based on low-power Texas Instruments processors featuring the ARM Cortex-A series core.The three pose the question that if they were able to build Mactans in a limited amount of time and with a small budget, what could motivated, better-funded people with bad intentions accomplish? The authors said they can recommend ways in which users can protect themselves and can suggest security features that Apple can put in place to make attacks by way of chargers more difficult to accomplish.Andy Greenberg of Forbes spoke to one of the Georgia Tech team, Yeongjin Jang, who said that Apple had been contacted about the exploit. iOS 6.1: Apple updates software for iPhone, iPad Explore furtherlast_img read more

Survive the festive season with easy loans from peer to peer lending

first_imgNew Delhi: With the onset of the festival season, we not only have to open our hearts but also need to loosen our purse strings. With almost every festival being celebrated, most consumers are gearing up to spend big money over the next weeks on things like home renovation, gifts for family and friends, electronics, cars and so on. Retail demand continues to exhibit strong growth throughout the year and is expected to further spike during the festive season. But volatile market conditions and rising banking rates have given rise to doubts in the minds of non- bank lenders who are already facing tight finance circumstances. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDoes that mean that consumers looking to fund their festive season shopping will find it difficult to do so? While banks and NBFCs are unequipped to offer loans in a very short time, peer to peer lending on the other hand, is fast emerging as one of the major alternative options for borrowing festive loans. There has been an uptrend in the number of festive loan enquiries in peer to peer lending platform over the last three years. The sector has been witnessing a surge in demand for loans from September to December every year. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWhile banks look for good credit history for disbursing festive loans, a borrower can raise urgent loan during the festive season even if he/ she does not have any collateral. The use of CIBIL data has been the backbone of instant loans in case of peer to peer lending. The technology driven lending model in peer to peer industry enables a faster loan processing. Risk assessment algorithms evaluate the credit profiles of lenders and borrowers in a quick time frame and give almost instant approvals. Thus, a loan which takes six to seven days to reach beneficiary accounts in case of other financial platforms usually just take two to three days in case of peer to peer lending. The process is more seamless, efficient and convenient for customers. Another reason for the rise in demand for festival loans in the P2P segment is that there are no penalties for repayment, no hidden charges and the loan can be availed for festive purchase starting from family gift items to expensive consumer durables like electronics, cars and any and every kind of festive related purchase. To add on to these, the repayment terms are also flexible and one can repay the loan at any point of time which is convenient to the borrower. It is however important to keep in mind that consumers do not go overboard with borrowing due to easy access of loans. Since access to loans has become easy, there is risk of excessive borrowing. Borrowers rather should first plan for repayment of loan even before taking the loan so that the finances do not get stretched. It is thus advisable to make a budget and also to have some liquid funds in case the spending exceeds the estimated budget. (Mr. Raghavendra Pratap Singh, Co-Founder of i2ifunding. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Star Alliance launches Connecting Partner Model

first_imgMango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout and Star Alliance CEO Mark Schwab.Star Alliance is set to expand its network reach with the launch of its Connecting Partner Model. Under this new concept, routes operated by “low-cost” and “hybrid” airlines will be able to connect to the Alliance network. This will allow customers of Star Alliance member carriers to select from an even wider choice of destinations and flights.“With this innovative concept, we are breaking new ground. We see a definite trend of convergence between the ‘traditional full service’ and ‘low-cost’ business models in the airline industry,” said Mark Schwab, CEO Star Alliance.“At the same time, our customers are telling us that they need access to markets where we do not yet provide ideal coverage. In many cases network carriers are not in a position to fill this gap and hence working with future Connecting Partners will allow us to provide an extended network to our travellers.”Connecting Partners will be carefully assessed for their fit into the existing Star Alliance network. While these selected airlines need to comply and adhere to the high operating standard required by the Alliance, they will not become a member of the Alliance itself.Customers travelling on an itinerary which includes a transfer between a Star Alliance member airline and a Connecting Partner will be offered Alliance benefits such as passenger and baggage through check-in. Moreover, Star Alliance Gold Card holders will enjoy a tailored set of privileges in line with the different product offerings of the individual Connecting Partner.Connecting Partners will enter into bilateral commercial agreements with selected Star Alliance member airlines, which may include additional Frequent Flyer Programme based privileges.Innovative and multi-award winning South African low-cost airline Mango has been selected as the first airline with which Star Alliance will be implementing the new concept.“We are delighted to be working with Mango as we marry traditional and low-cost or hybrid airlines for the first time in our Alliance’s history. The airline’s innovative and progressive style makes it an ideal candidate for launching our new Connecting Partner concept. We aim to have first customers using this new offer as of the third quarter of 2016,” adds Schwab.Mango’s first flight took to the skies on November 15th, 2006. Since then, the airline has grown its fleet from four to 10 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, operating between South Africa’s key domestic points as well as between Johannesburg and Zanzibar. The carrier remains the only African airline to offer on-board Wi-Fi.“Innovation and a relentless pursuit of excellence are the cornerstones of Mango and fundamental to our culture as a business,” says Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout.“Participation in the development of, and ultimately becoming the launch Star Alliance Connecting Partner airline, wedges-in with our medium to long term business objectives,” he added.Bezuidenhout said that while the Connecting Partner product flies in the face of convention, the common ground for the concept relates directly to the bottom line. “Becoming a Connecting Partner will give any low-cost or hybrid airline a competitive advantage that immediately grows market share while creating greater choice for travellers,” he said. Star AllianceSource = Star Alliancelast_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Cards believe Earl Watford will be a future starter and the future might be sooner than one might think, including Watford. Big Earl is a natural athlete with excellent feet. He’s as strong as anybody on the field, has twitchy-quick explosion off the ball, and is as tough as they come. The guy has a mean streak and that is uncommon for many offensive lineman.I think Watford might be the hidden gem of this draft. He probably needs a year to make the transition from a relatively small school to the best our species can offer but don’t be surprised if you see Big Earl sooner than later. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   The Arizona Cardinals drafted nine players in the 2013 NFL draft and many analysts are talking about how Jonathan Cooper might be a perennial Pro Bowl guard. They also like Kevin Minter in the second round, and Tyrann Mathieu has been a topic of discussion nationally. Herman Edwards was raving about the Cardinals drafting Stepfan Taylor and Ryan Swope and Andre Ellington were touted as steals in the 6th round.But nobody’s talking about Earl Watford, the second guard drafted by Arizona in the fourth round out of James Madison. Nobody but the Cardinals, that is.last_img read more

7 Seater Car and MPV Hire in Faro

first_imgSUVs are a common site on roads all over the world now – large vehicles usually with ample ground clearance giving them an off-road look (although they are not always 4wd and not always suitable for offroading!) providing practical space, high driving position and plenty of seating. The larger vehicles in this category can comfortably seat 7 with reasonable luggage space left over. 7 seaters in this category include: SUVs (aka 4x4s, Sports Utility Vehicles) Mercedes E-Class EstatePeugeot 308 SWAudi A6 Avant Types of 7+ Seater Vehicles to Hire in Faro 7+ Seater Car Hire from Seville Airport How to search for 7+ seater cars to hire in Faro on Skyscanner Large Minivan Volvo XC90Peugeot 5008Nissan X-TrailKia SorentoLand Rover Discovery Volkswagon Transporter ShuttleMercedes Vito TravelinerFord Transit 9 SeaterPeugeot Traveller MPV (aka Minivan, Multi-purpose vehicle, people carrier) Using the search box above, or on our Faro car hire page, select your pick-up location as well as the pick-up and drop-off dates and times then hit Search ->When the results have loaded, select 7+ from the Passengers filters in the Filter menu.Choose a preferred pickup location from the map or the list to see the selection of 7+ seater cars available to hire from that location.When you find one that suits your needs, click on the Select button to be shown price options from different suppliers and see more detail about the rental options.When you find one you would like to book, click on Select next to that option to be taken to the site where you can reserve the vehicle. SEAT AlhambraVolkswagen SharanFord GalaxyChrysler Grand VoyagerMercedes-Benz V-Classcenter_img Estate Cars Popular Car Hire Locations Near Faro 7+ Seater Car Hire from Faro Airport There are several different types of 7+ seater cars and, depending on where you are hiring from, one or more of the following types may be available: Related7+ Seater Car and MPV HireWhy hire a 7, 8 or 9 seater car? Large MPVs and 7+ seater cars are a great option for family or group holidays if you’re planning to do a lot of traveling. The additional seating and spacious cabins ensure that all your passengers have plenty of space with room…7+ Seater Car and MPV Hire in MalagaPopular Car Hire Locations Near Malaga 7+ Seater Car Hire from Malaga Airport 7+ Seater Car Hire from Gibraltar Airport How to search for 7+ seater cars to hire in Malaga on Skyscanner Using the search box above, or on our Malaga car hire page, select your pick-up location as…7+ Seater Car and MPV Hire in OrlandoPopular Car Hire Locations Near Orlando 7+ Seater Car Hire from Orlando International Airport 7+ Seater Car Hire from Orlando Sanford Airport How to search for 7+ seater cars to hire in Orlando on Skyscanner Using the search box above, or on our Orlando car hire page, select your pick-up… At a certain size, minivans start to look less like a car/van hybrid and more like a small bus. Indeed, large minivans are essentially commercial vans you’d typically see being driven by tradesmen or being used to transport goods, but in this case outfitted with multiple rows of seats to accommodate up to 9 passengers and all their luggage and usually much more luxuriously equipped. Often used as executive shuttle busses by hotels, these can also be hired from rental companies for personal use if you are travelling with a large group or just have a lot of luggage and equipment to transport. Examples of vehicles in this class include: These are probably the most common type of 7+ seater family car available today. Essentially a van shaped car with three rows of seats and typically with sliding rear doors providing easy access to the two back rows of seats. Examples of cars in this class include: 7+ Seater Car Hire from Lisbon Airport Large estate cars with 7+ seats are less common to find these days, having mostly been replaced by MPVs and SUVs, but some are still around and may be available depending on where you are renting your car from. Estate cars are often extended versions of hatchbacks or saloons, creating additional boot space and, in some cases also allowing an extra row of seats, whilst still being a low to the ground car. These are often known as 5+2 seat cars as they usually don’t have a proper back row of seats and instead just have 2 extra seats which fold out from the floor of the boot. This of course may mean sacrificing luggage space if you want to use one of these to carry 7 people. Examples of cars in the class include: Pick-up LocationPick-up DateTime00:0000:3001:0001:3002:0002:3003:0003:3004:0004:3005:0005:3006:0006:3007:0007:3008:0008:3009:0009:3010:0010:3011:0011:3012:0012:3013:0013:3014:0014:3015:0015:3016:0016:3017:0017:3018:0018:3019:0019:3020:0020:3021:0021:3022:0022:3023:0023:30Drop-off DateTime00:0000:3001:0001:3002:0002:3003:0003:3004:0004:3005:0005:3006:0006:3007:0007:3008:0008:3009:0009:3010:0010:3011:0011:3012:0012:3013:0013:3014:0014:3015:0015:3016:0016:3017:0017:3018:0018:3019:0019:3020:0020:3021:0021:3022:0022:3023:0023:30Return car to a different locationDriver aged between 25 – 75Searchlast_img read more

Britains triple Olympic gold medalist sailor and

first_imgBritain’s triple Olympic gold medalist sailor and CORUM Ambassador, Ben Ainslie, received a CBE from His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, (Thursday 11 June 2009), for services to sport, at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Ben sailed into the record books at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by winning his third successive gold medal, added to his silver medal from Atlanta in 1996 when he was still a teenager. The four medals makes Ben Britain’s greatest ever Olympic sailor, but also Britain’s most successful solo Olympian having won four successive medals in an individual discipline.Being made a Commander of the British Empire tops a year of honors for the 32 year old. The awards include being named World Sailor of the Year for an unprecedented third time.“I’m honored to become a Commander of the British Empire, it’s an extremely proud moment, when you’re out on the water competing in the Olympics you’re racing for yourself but a part of you is also doing it for your country, so it’s fitting to be recognized in this way. Receiving the CBE from His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales is also great for my family who have supported me throughout my career. Knowing that I am supported by CORUM and its team around the world brings me feeling that moves me beyond my limits and allows me to tap into my confidence, strength and motivation, and to achieve new successes. Over the next couple of years I will be concentrating on competing in the World Match Racing Tour and looking to get back in the Finn to concentrate on the Olympic circuit in order to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics.”Antonio Calce, CORUM’s CEO, said the following of Ben: “Ben’s maturity, charisma, modesty and determination to succeed reflect CORUM’s values perfectly. His feat provides a key message that we share with him. He proves to each of us that when we are driven by passion, great achievements are within reach and that it is a team’s efforts, as individuals and in complement with each other, that bring victory. Ben is more than just a brand ambassador: he is a very generous person, and we consider him one of CORUM’s friends, an integral part of our family who actively participates in our company’s success.”www.benainslie.comlast_img read more

State Rep Hank Vaupel Weekly Column Oct 21 2018

first_img Categories: News,Vaupel News Kudos to the Livingston County EDC.   I have had the honor of serving on this board for a number of years and as a state representative still am a member.  I have enjoyed seeing the work of the individuals on the board; with their goal being to keep Livingston County a great place to live, work and play.***With Halloween quickly approaching, many children will be trick-or-treating in just a few days.Halloween is a fun time for kids and their families and we need to ensure our children stay safe this season. For a fun and safe night, make sure to practice and review safety tips with children before they head out for the evening. Safety tips include, wearing comfortable and supportive shoes, checking the weather and bundling up, carrying a cell phone in case of an emergency and walking together in groups.***I would like to announce our Summer Reading Program winners who will have the opportunity to be a Representative for the Day.  Each fall, I enjoy recognizing some of the district’s elementary age children who have spent some quality time over the summer reading at least 10 books.  Thank you to the Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell public libraries for helping and providing a space to display our reading contest materials.  This year the winners are:  Grace Miller of Fowlerville, James Potter of Howell, and Ellie Rider of Howell.***Thank you to all who attended my October office hours. I hope you’ll be able to join me again next month on Friday, Nov. 16 at the following times and locations:•           2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave. in Fowlerville;•           4 to 5 p.m. at Biggby Coffee, 11325 W. Highland Road in Hartland; and•           5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at All Star Coney Island, 934 Michigan Ave. in Howell.***This past weekend was the annual celebrity server event at Olden Days Café in Fowlerville, a fundraiser for Genesis House.  Once again, there was outstanding attendance from our community leaders and the public who support this great organization while joining in on some fun.  A special thank you to Chuck and the staff at Olden Days for hosting this annual event. Genesis House provides support for individuals in our county who suffer from mental health issues.  The organization also provides a clubhouse and office environment to help individuals develop skills to help maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle.  Thank you to everyone who participated.***Minds in Action, a homeschool group, made the trip to Lansing to tour our Capitol.  I was able to spend some time with the students and took them on the House floor.   I always enjoy seeing the enthusiasm and interest by youth who visit our Capitol to learn a bit more about state government and tour the historic building.***I attended the Michigan Works Annual Award program and was honored to present tributes to Work Skills Corporation, founders of the Livingston Road Rally; Laurie Humphrey and Laura Hoehn; and also Ryan Parker and Adrian Horner who received the “Outstanding Job Training Participant Award. The Artisan Corner also received recognition.***State Rep. Hank Vaupel with the Economic Development Corporation of Livingston County 29Oct State Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: Oct. 21, 2018last_img read more