Explosives found in Colombo bound bus

Explosives were found hidden in a bus heading to Colombo from Jaffna late last night, the police media unit said this afternoon.Police spokesman S.P Ajith Rohana said that 38 passengers who were in the bus at the time as well as the driver and conductor were taken in for questioning following the detection. The police said that the explosives were hidden under the seat of the bus in a bag and the owner of the bag had not been identified. Among the explosives found were 300 grams of gun powder, three electric detonators, a roll of fuse and bullets. The army discovered the explosives when the bus was searched at Omanthai. Further investigations are underway.

Heres a letter giving state approval of Tuam mother and baby home

first_img Source: Department of Health register/National Archives of Ireland List of maternity homes in 1934. Source: Department of Health register/National Archives of IrelandIt states the approval as a maternity home can be revoked “at any time” if the minister deemed such circumstances justified him taking such action.Tom O’Higgins also served as the Chief Justice of Ireland and was a member of the European Court of Justice until 1991.He also ran for President of Ireland in 1966, where he lost to Eamon DeValera by just over 10,000 votes, and 1976.O’Higgins died in 2003.Under section 25 of the Health Act 1956, mother and baby home’s had to be approved by the Department of Health.It states that a parent of a child and/ or a child is entitled “if he so desires, in lieu of accepting services made available by the health authority, arrange for the like services being made available for him or for the child (as the case may be)—(a) in any hospital approved of by the Minister for the purposes of this section, or(b) in any nursing home or maternity home approved of by the Minister for the purposes of this section,It continues to state: THIS IS THE LETTER from the Minister for Health’s office in 1957 that approved the Bon Secours mother and baby home in Tuam, County Galway.The letter (which can be viewed here) states that the minister of the day, Fine Gael’s Tom O’Higgins, approved a number of maternity homes under the provision of section 25 of the Health Act 1953.Many of these homes were already registered prior to the 1953 provision in the Act, as stated in the letter. … and where a person so arranges, the health authority shall, in accordance with such regulations as may be made by the Minister, make, in respect of the services made available, a payment as provided for in this section.(2) Where institutional services are made available in pursuance of subsection(1) of this section otherwise than in a private or semi-private ward in any institution (not being a health institution) with which the health authority have made an arrangement under section 10 of this Act, the payment to be made by the health authority to the institution in respect of the institutional services shall be equivalent to the payment which would be made to the institution pursuant to the said arrangement, less a sum of six shillings for each day during which the services are availed of.EXCLUSIVE: State files removed from National Archive following mother and baby home revelations>Read: Hundreds attend vigil in remembrance of those who died in mother and baby homes>last_img read more

Opinion The government wont remove the Church from its authority over social

first_img 424 Views Share Tweet Email2 Apr 20th 2017, 6:30 AM Thursday 20 Apr 2017, 6:30 AM https://jrnl.ie/3347071 THE CAVALIER ANNOUNCEMENT by the Department of Health this week that the Sisters of Charity are to be given the new State-funded hospital in south Dublin demonstrates the protected status enjoyed by the Catholic Church in Irish public policy.The consequences of the Church’s role in abusing the Irish people have been well-documented. The failure of the Irish government to protect people from this abuse has also been well-documented. The continued failure of the Irish government to hold the Catholic Church accountable for past abuse of its citizens is well-documented too.The Irish government has not enforced the 128-million euro indemnity claim between against 18 religious organisations following the Ryan Report.Indeed, the Sisters of Charity have contributed only 2 million euro of an additional 5 million euro owed in addition to their share of the overall claim. The Irish government has failed in even securing apologies to Church abuse victims.Organisational independence?Yet the Department of Health feels confident that they can “ensure clinical and operational independence” despite not owning the hospital.This confidence is shockingly misplaced based on their track record to oversee, regulate and ensure transparency and independence in the financial sector, the law and order sector, the planning and housing sector, let alone in Church-owned education and health services.The announcement by the Department of Health right before the Citizens’ Assembly shares its final recommendations on the eighth amendment this weekend shows that the government does not think that the Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendations regarding abortion legalisation is relevant to the ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital.This does not bode well for the Coalition to Repeal the Eight Amendment.Normalisation of a religious order owning a social serviceI fear for the campaign to repeal the Eighth because although access to abortion services is integral to gender equality in healthcare, I fear it won’t be enough to address the incestuous entanglement between Ireland’s public policy and State-funded services and the Catholic Church.This week’s announcement in the context of the Citizens’ Assembly, the confirmed mass grave at a Magdalene laundry in Tuam, and the recent Census results shows the continued normalisation of a religious order “owning” a tax-payer funded social service.I believe it will take legal challenges on the grounds of gender discrimination and inequality under Irish law to fully remove the Catholic Church from publicly-funded schools and other services.Discriminating against womenOrganisations funded through public monies cannot legally discriminate against women.The Catholic Church continues to deny female religious the same access to employment as male religious with its refusal to allow the ordination of women. It denies women access to the Vatican decision-making structures, such as the synod on the family in 2015, based purely on gender.As a private organisation, it may have the legal protection (although still immoral position) to continue these practices, but as an organisation receiving Irish State funds this is gender discrimination.Three State-funded agencies recently announced that they will not fund Ireland’s higher education institutions who do not have gender equality accreditation by 2019. This move is the result of the National Review of Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutions which found significant gender inequality in the leadership and career progression at Irish universities.Yet an organisation that openly discriminates against women in its own ranks, is allowed to control 90% of Ireland’s primary and secondary schools.The government’s announcement is a challenge to the Irish public. It is a slap in the face at an attempt at collaborative and participatory decision-making through the Citizens’ Assembly.It makes it very clear that the Irish government has no intentions of removing the Catholic Church from its authority over social services until the Irish voters demand it.Colleen Hennessy studied Irish and American social policy. She alternates her time between policy writing and freelance journalism.  She can be reached on Twitter @colleenhenness4 or at colleenhennessy.com.Zero-hour contracts: ‘Clare has to live with her parents and can’t afford to go to the doctor”>Big Little Lies: ‘No woman just lets domestic violence happen. But maybe we do’> Colleen Hennessy By Colleen Hennessy Short URL Opinion: ‘The government won’t remove the Church from its authority over social services until we demand it’ It will take legal challenges on the grounds of gender discrimination to fully remove the Catholic Church from publicly-funded services, writes Colleen Hennessy. 63 Comments Writer and political scientist Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Dominican poachers arrested and charged

first_img Related Items:arrested, dominian, magistrate court, poachers Recommended for you Poachers found Sunday; slammed with seven charges Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Dominican Officials agree to stop sex trafficking, poachers Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Four Poachers from the Dominican Republic were charged with several counts of illegal fishing in Turks and Caicos waters last week, the men now face hefty fines and possible jail time. This latest arrest comes just one week after the Governor held talks with The British Ambassador to The Dominican Republic and Haiti, Steven Fisher, on the dispute of the TCI-DR Maritime border.Bijou Anduja, Wilson Perdomo, Carlos Jose and Edisson Castillo were caught off of Whale Breakers, a popular reef near Seal and Bush Cay….with over 40 LBS of lobster, 100 pounds of scale fish, and over 100 LBS of parrotfish. On Tuesday they appeared before a Magistrate Court judge. This is the third arrest of poachers from the Dominican Republic in three months; as many as 34 men from the DR have been detained in relation to the illegal activity. Poachers slammed with seven charges; some escapelast_img read more

Man arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault after I5 crash

first_imgA Vancouver man was arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault after crashing into a parked car on Interstate 5 late Wednesday, officials said.The crash happened just before midnight on Interstate 5 north between the City Center and East Mill Plain Boulevard exits, said Trooper Ryan Tanner, a state patrol spokesman.A 2006 Subaru Forester driven by Preston D. Garrison, 41, of Vancouver was heading north on I-5, veered to the right shoulder and hit the rear of a parked 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer, a state patrol bulletin said. It was not known why the Lancer was on the freeway shoulder.Two engines and one truck from the Vancouver Fire Department responded to the crash, said Capt. Dave James, a fire department spokesman.Firefighters found a man trapped in the Lancer with life-threatening injuries, James said. The driver of the other car was out of the car and appeared to have serious injuries, he said.Samuel R. Brackeen, the 27-year-old Vancouver man who was in the parked car, was sent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with a head injury, internal injuries and fractured ribs, the state patrol said.Brackeen was listed in critical condition Thursday afternoon, said Ken Cole, hospital spokesman.Garrison was sent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with cuts on his forehead and rib injuries.Alcohol was a “big factor” in this collision, Trooper Tanner said.Garrison was arrested after being released from the hospital on suspicion of vehicular assault.The right and center lanes of I-5 were blocked for about three hours while troopers investigated, Tanner said.The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

Installation Innovation Forum to Feature AllNew Tracks

first_imgADC is introducing five new tracks for this year’s Installation Innovation Forum, which will take place in Miami March 4-6.The newly released agenda includes sessions in the following areas: Innovation Laboratory, Installation Innovation, Installation Resilience, Installation Tech and Great Ideas.The keynote speaker is Robert McMahon, assistant secretary of defense for sustainment.Early registration ends Jan. 31. ADC AUTHORlast_img

As states tighten restrictions on ivory Skagway carvers worry about the future

first_imgBruce Schindler carves a piece of mammoth ivory using a dental tool. (Abbey Collins)Restrictions on the ivory industry are multiplying in the U.S., causing concern for artists in Alaska. Alaska Native carvers do have a degree of protection under federal law. But, non-Native carvers who only work with fossilized ivory are not shielded in the same way. In Skagway, where thousands of cruise visitors stop each summer, there is a small but significant group of ivory carvers and sellers who are worried about the future of their craft.Listen nowBruce Schindler hunches over a work table in his sunny Skagway studio. He uses a dental tool he’s adapted to for carving to work on a small piece of fossilized mammoth ivory. He holds up the piece, revealing a pair of eyes.Schindler came to Skagway in 1993 to drive a tour bus. Soon after, he started working with ivory. The mammoth ivory he restores and carves comes from the Dawson City area, in the Yukon.“I go up and I’ll drive hundreds of miles of dirt roads, going from gold mine to gold mine, searching for miners who are willing to sell some of the tusks they find,” Schindler said.The mammoth tusks are unearthed as a byproduct of mining. Schindler said if they aren’t purchased and restored, they will start to deteriorate.“Once a frozen tusk is brought to the surface by a miner, it will start to degrade. It will start to rot. If you don’t take actions to preserve it, in a few years it will be completely worthless,” Schindler said. “And in a few more years it will just be dust.“Schindler collects thousands of pounds of fossilized tusks and brings them back to his studio, where he restores them or carves them into smaller pieces. He also works with fossilized walrus tusks.Last year, the Obama administration put an almost complete ban the commercial trade of African elephant ivory in the U.S. But that ban didn’t touch the fossil ivories that Schindler and others in Skagway use. Those are still legal.And Alaska Natives are permitted to harvest walrus ivory under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.But some states have gone a step further, implementing tougher restrictions that prohibit the trade of nearly all ivory. Schindler’s concern is that a similar ban could come to Alaska and devastate the industry here.“It’s not just scary,” Schindler said. “It’s kind of apocalyptic in many ways.”Zak Smith is with the Natural Resources Defense Council. It’s one of several groups that have lobbied states to put tougher restrictions on ivory.Smith said they’re not going after anything protected under federal law. That includes the walrus ivory that Alaska Natives are allowed to harvest. But the fossilized ivory is a different story.“NRDC supports the closure of domestic ivory markets focused on elephant ivory,” Smith said. “And including ivory markets that offer a cover for elephant ivory, for the illegal trade in elephant ivory.”Smith said illegal elephant ivory is often presented as a legal product. So prohibiting the trade of other ivories could help cut back on illegal behavior. And some states agree with that logic. For example, California has a ban that extends to fossilized ivory.Those outside laws are already affecting Alaska carvers. Schindler says he’s lost about half of his customers – artists who used to purchase tusks from him for their own work.Wassman’s family sells a variety of ivory products in their store Taiya River Arts. (Abbey Collins)Locally, Schindler said the market is strong. But there is still uncertainty.Kathy Wassman’s family owns a shop called Taiya River Arts. Wassman wears ivory jewelry that she carved herself. She says sometimes customers question the ethics of what they’re purchasing.“I think it’s a teaching moment most of the time,” Wassman said. “It’s an opportunity to let people know that, hey what you’re looking at is unique and it has nothing to do with endangered species.”Schindler said, as carvers, they aren’t against most of what ivory bans in other states entail.“To add Alaskan ivories to this ban is shameful,” Schindler said. “And it’s misguided.”A resolution was introduced in the Alaska Senate in February that aims at protecting legally acquired walrus, mammoth and mastodon ivory from current and future laws. Schindler has also been lobbying for local support. The Skagway Assembly recently voted to endorse the resolution in the senate.Schindler continues to push to protect the legal ivory industry in Alaska. But, he is already starting to diversify his business.“Mammoth ivory is still going to stay the center of what I do,” Schindler said. “But I’m starting to work gold. Because I have access to gold miners, I’m buying gold from them. So I’m starting to work my own gold jewelry. I want a backup.”Schindler said no matter what happens, the Skagway artists will find their way forward.“We will adapt,” Schindler said. “But it will be a shell of what we have done. And the beauty and the joy of restoring something that just had no life beforehand.”They’re worried the momentum against the ivory trade doesn’t consider the unique and important role it plays in local economies like Skagway’s.last_img read more

KEC Interglobe Aviation spurt on BSE Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad faces

first_imgA man looks at a screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, June 20, 2016.Reuters fileBenchmark indices Sensex and Nifty extended their bull run on Friday, led by bank stocks such as ICICI Bank (up 2.96 percent), State Bank of India, or SBI (up 2.07 percent) and GAIL (up 1.34 percent).The Sensex was trading 137 points higher at 29,469, while the NSE Nifty was up 35 points at 9,122, at around 10.58 am. Meanwhile, private carriers belonging to the Federation of Indian Airlines have said that they have decided to ban Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad from flying on their flights, after denying media reports on the development.Bank stocks were outperforming the Sensex, with the BSE Bankex up 1.14 percent, led by Bank of Baroda, ICICI Bank and Punjab National Bank.Stocks that were trading with huge gains outside the benchmark indices included IndiGo Airlines-parent Interglobe Aviation (up 4.93 percent at Rs 1,025), REC (up 4.71 percent at Rs 174), Federal Bank (up 2.38 percent at Rs 90) and Power Finance Corporation (up 3.36 percent at Rs 148).Fortis Healthcare was trading 2.69 percent higher at Rs 181.Carriers blacklist Indian lawmaker who “slapped” Air India staffer 25 times?The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) comprising Jet Airways, SpiceJet, IndiGo Airlines and GoAir denied reports that it has banned Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad who claimed to have “slapped” a 60-year-old Air India staffer 25 times for not providing business class ticket on a Pune-Delhi flight on Thursday.”We have not banned the MP. We do not have powers to ban anyone. In any case, Air India is not part of the FIA,” Ujjwal Dey, director of the FIA, was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times on Friday. However, a tweet by ANI quoting the four member-airlines of FIA said they have decided to ban him.Gaikwad possessed an open ticket for business class but the flight he chose to travel had only economy class. Unmindful of this, he created a ruckus, apart from assaulting the Air India staffer, sparking nationwide outrage and condemnation. The victim, Sukumar, said MPs ought to behave in a decent manner.A politician with many cases against his name including criminal intimidation (section 506 of the Indian Penal Code), Gaikwad shot into infamy when he force-fed food a Muslim staffer working at the Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi three years ago.The staffer was observing a fast during Ramzan. Gaikwad was one of the 11 Shiv Sena MPs who were involved in the incident. They were making a point to express their unhappiness over the poor quality of food being served there.Jet Airways was trading 2.42 percent higher at Rs 493 and SpiceJet was up 2.09 percent at Rs 95.35 after hitting yet another 52-week high of Rs 97.40 on Friday morning.last_img read more

BNP calls 813pc GDP growth claim mathematical hype

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday alleged that the government’s assertion over achieving 8.13 per cent GDP growth in 2018-19 fiscal year is nothing but a trick of mathematics, reports UNB.”The government used to talk about widespread development of the country. Are they (govt) really developing the country? Economists are saying the government’s statistics on the GDP growth rate are not correct,” he said.Speaking at an iftar party, the BNP leader further said, “The government is showing the GDP growth with some inflated mathematical figures.”Bangladesh Labour Party, one of the components of the BNP-led 20-Party Alliance, arranged the iftar event at a city hotel.Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal at a recent programme said Bangladesh’s GDP growth is set to hit 8.13 per cent in the current fiscal year.Fakhrul said the current government usurped power using the guns and muscle power. “They imposed an undemocratic and fascist rule on the country’s people obliterating democracy and the election system.”He said their party chairperson Khaleda Zia has unfairly been kept in jail by ‘influencing the judiciary’ as she did not make any compromise with unfairness and the current ‘despotic’ government.The BNP leader alleged that homebound people are going through immense sufferings due to chaos and mismanagement on roads and highways before the upcoming eid. “There’s an anarchic situation on roads and railways ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr.”Fakhrul also alleged that the ruling party men are indulging in plundering in every sector as the government has no accountability to people.last_img read more

Kotobukiyas Supergirl Returns Bishoujo Statue is a Kryptonian Cutie

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Bishoujo is Japanese for “beautiful girl.” You might have already heard that term from your insufferable weeb friends with anime like Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon, the full name of the franchise). That’s the sort of thing you learn when you’re peer pressured into subs instead of dubs. It’s just a nice word to describe pretty girls (and if you want to talk about pretty boys, the term is “bishounen”). It’s also a big brand name owned by Japanese collectible manufacturer Kotobukiya.Kotobukiya makes, among many, many other collectibles, Bishoujo Statues. They’re prepainted PVC statues of female characters from popular franchises, sculpted to look just a bit prettier, sexier, or otherwise more appealing to the heterosexual male gaze (or bisexual male or female gaze, or lesbian female gaze, of course). These aren’t wild redesigns intended to look trashy, lewd, or smutty. They’re just given some design tweaks for extra sexiness, at least to the eyes of talented Japanese toy sculptors.DC Comics Bishoujo Statues are one of Kotobukiya’s most popular Bishoujo Statue lines, and one of the most recent ones to come from it is Supergirl Returns, which Kotobukiya sent to us to check out. I’ve seen plenty of Bishoujo Statues at Toy Fair and Comic-Cons and various stores, but this is the first one to make its way into the lab and across my desk. And I’m pretty impressed with the work.First, let’s get the sexiness out of the way. This Supergirl isn’t wearing the classic blue-leotard-with-skirt, or the DCAU white-t-shirt-with-skirt. It’s a blue two-piece outfit with long sleeves and a very short skirt, highlighted with a prominent S-shield on her chest and a gold-yellow belt that appears to be a solid quarter of the width of her skirt. She also has a long red cape with yellow trim, which matches her knee-high, high-heeled boots. She also has her hip cocked at what looks like an uncomfortably askew angle, but I don’t want to doubt Kara’s limberness, so maybe she’s just getting a good lower back stretch on.This really isn’t an obscene design. It’s a bit racier than the usual Supergirl look, but it’s pretty modest for a Bishoujo Statue. Her top has a very modest scoop that doesn’t reach down to show any cleavage or undermine the S-shield. There’s some otherworldly Kryptonian perkiness on display thanks to the very tight material, and I seriously doubt she has a super-bra under there, but it doesn’t show off anything too unseemly.And, to my amazement, Kara’s rocking some properly utilitarian brief-cut panties. That isn’t a thong under her admittedly tiny skirt; it’s a proper set of undies girding her nethers. And I have to say taking this picture in the middle of the lab, which has glass walls and abuts the main corridor of the office, was fun.I really like the facial sculpt. She’s gazing off to the side, glancing dispassionately at something while the wind blows her detailed hair into lazy waves. It’s the look of a woman whose thoughts are on something more important than titillating you, which goes a long way in making the entire look appear like an attractive character redesign and not simply a dumb sexy statue for nerds to put on my shelf. Their shelf. Shelving is involved.This is a PVC statue, not a figure, so there’s no articulation. However, her upper torso was separated from her lower torso with a big rectangular peg,. It fits on well enough, and a dab of glue can help secure it all together. You won’t be doing any posing with her besides how she’s standing right now, though. Her boots are also screwed to the base, which is a positive. The base is a flat plastic Superman S-shield, and the permanent fixture ensures that she won’t fall over easily, which can happen with pegged feet.If you like Supergirl as a character, and appreciate her feminine charms without necessarily wanting to see her entirely in her skivvies on your desk, the Supergirl Returns Bishoujo Statue is a really nice take on the character. It’s sexy while also looking no-nonsense, and doesn’t undermine her strength or personality. You can find this statue online and at anime and comic book stores for around $85. If you like the Bishoujo Statue take on Supergirl, there are plenty of other DC characters, along with Street Fighter characters and even horror movie characters re-imagined as sexy ladies. But those will have to wait for another day.Tomorrow, though, we’ll be flipping the attractive DC statue script around with some tasty anime-influenced meat of the male persuasion, so come back to Geek.com for more!last_img read more

Search continues for man presumed to have drowned

first_imgThe search for a 19-year-old male began on Thursday night in the Ematsheni area. It is reported that the teenager was attempting to cross a river when he was swept away by the fast-flowing water.Ladysmith K9 Search & Rescue officers began the search and were later assisted by police officers from the Pietermaritzburg Search & Rescue Unit.The SAPS Air Wing was also brought in yesterday (December 19) to conduct a six-hour aerial search.The man, who is presumed to have drowned, has not yet been located.The search is continuing.DID YOU KNOW? Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp. For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Emirates Wins Air Cargo Carrier of the Year Award

first_imgEmirates SkyCargo reinforced its position as an industry leader by claiming top prize at the 2010 Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards.Emirates SkyCargo was named Air Cargo Carrier of the Year in recognition of the benefits it brings to customers’ supply chains by providing quality innovation solutions with a relentless focus on improving service and containing costs.After two rounds – including nomination from readers followed by final voting by a group of independent judges, Emirates SkyCargo was presented the Air Cargo Carrier of the Year Award at a gala dinner at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The annual Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards – attended by more than 300 senior executives in the logistics and supply chain industry across Asia – recognise corporations and individuals in the fields of supply chain and logistics. The Air Cargo Carrier of the Year Award is open to Asian and global air cargo carriers. “This award is testament to the hard work, talent and dedication of everyone at Emirates SkyCargo,” said Ram Menen, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo. “It is particularly pleasing to win an award with such diverse criteria, with the decision based not only on the size of our network, but also on the reliability of service, level of customer satisfaction, approach to sustainability, CSR, security and risk management. “Emirates SkyCargo is honoured to win The Air Cargo Carrier of the Year award and remains committed to surpassing the high standards we have set and providing our customers with world-class service.”The Supply Chain Asia Logistics accolade was just one of three recent awards won by Emirates SkyCargo.At the fourth annual Aviation Business Awards (ABA), hosted at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, Emirates SkyCargo was named Cargo Operator of the Year (commercial airline). The prestigious ceremony was organised by ITP Business, publisher of Aviation Business magazine and ArabianSupplyChain.com and featured leading players from across the Middle East aerospace industry. Emirates SkyCargo reinforced its position as an industryleader by claiming three prestigious awards Jacky Lau Kim-leung (right), Emirates Cargo Manager,Hong Kong and South East China, received the“Air Cargo Carrier of the Year” award on behalf ofEmirates at 2010 Supply Chain Asia LogisticsAwards’ gala dinner. Source = Emirates SkyCargo In addition, at the Italian Quality Awards 2009 conducted by ANAMA – IATA Airfreight Forwarders Association, Emirates SkyCargo was voted Best Carrier Italy in the ‘All Services’ as well as ‘Flown as Booked’ category at the ceremony in Milan which was attended by 300 air cargo industry leaders, airline representatives and agents. last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >There is no better gift than paradise this festive season and Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has this year all wrapped up. With a full programme of events, speciality dining options and activities for both couples and families, guests are spoiled for choice.The 2015-2016 festive program at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles runs from Wednesday, 23 December, 2015 until Sunday, 10 January, 2016, with highlights including:The chance to celebrate the festive season and support the environment when decorating an underwater Christmas tree with a sponsored fragment of rescued coral. This project will see the Reef Restoration Project’s Coral Nursery welcome new Christmas tree frames for guests to hang their sponsored coral fragment on as part of the Resort’s ongoing Reef Restoration Project with marine conservation partner WiseOceans, where all donations support the project’s ongoing work.A countdown to 2016 under the stars, with Kannel Restaurant serving up a culinary theme of “Around the World” for the widest choice of dishes, while entertainment is offered by a band and DJ, just steps from the beach.Evenings of culinary spectacles – from a choice of the finest Indian Ocean seafood at the Fish Market to live cooking stations of local specialties and signature dishes at Creole Night, complete with live musicians and dance performances.Sunset stand-up paddleboard sessions, daily yoga classes open to all levels and guided snorkelling excursions to discover the beautiful marine life of Petite Anse bay.A tropical tree lighting ceremony in Kannel Bar on Christmas Eve, with toasts of mulled wine, traditional treats and Christmas carolling from the local Baie Lazare choir.A beach arrival of Santa for the little ones, plus a Gingerbread Village in the Resort’s dedicated Chocolate Room.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

DirecTV owner backs free streaming service Locast

first_imgDirecTV owner backs free streaming service Locast as hedge NEW YORK — AT&T, the owner of DirecTV, is backing a free streaming service as a hedge against losing broadcast channels in disputes over fees.TV subscribers are increasingly finding the channels they pay for blacked out because channel owners and the cable or satellite companies such as DirecTV can’t agree on fees. Such fights can drag on for months and block viewers from the Oscars, the Super Bowl and other events.AT&T said Thursday that it donated $500,000 to Locast, a non-profit organization that streams broadcast channels for free. It’s also offering access to Locast through DirecTV and its U-verse cable service.This option could undercut threats by the station owners to pull channels during disputes. Customers missing channels like ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox could also use a digital antenna. Neither Locast nor an antenna would help if the blacked-out channel is a cable network like Comedy Central or ESPN.The donation is a pittance for AT&T, with $19.4 billion in profit last year. But it’s significant for Locast , which depends on donations and spends about $100,000 to launch each new market. It’s now in 13 cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.Cable companies have pushed back against the rising fees demanded by owners of TV stations and cable channels as viewership shifts online. Those fees get passed down to the customer.AT&T has found itself on both sides of these fights, as it’s both a TV provider and a media company as the owner of networks including HBO, TBS and CNN.Tali Arbel, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Tali Arbel, The Associated Press Posted Jun 27, 2019 2:20 pm PDT FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo the Locast website is displayed on a computer screen in New York. AT&T, the owner of DirecTV and other television services, is backing Locast, a free streaming service, as a hedge against losing broadcast channels in disputes over fees. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) last_img read more

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