Queen Rania Al Abdullah Of Jordan Attends International Rescue Committee Rescue Dinner

first_imgThe International Rescue Committee hosted their annual 2016 Rescue Dinner (formally Freedom Award Dinner) last week at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC.David Miliband and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of JordanCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesThe event honored Spyros Galinos, Mayor of Lesvos, Greece and John J. Mack and his family. Other guests in attendance included IRC President and CEO David Miliband, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and IRC celebrity supporters Lauren Adams, Deborah Ayorinde, Demi Grace Ayorinde, Zuri Marley, and others.The International Rescue Committee’s Freedom Award Dinner supports the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world. The Freedom Award has been presented to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in support of refugees, and who have championed the cause of liberty, individual freedom and dignity.last_img read more

French Counterterrorism Agency Fails to Communicate Crucial Information about Trèbes Attacker

By Hajare El KhaldiRabat – The head of the Moroccan counterterrorism agency has declared that France did not warn the kingdom about the Moroccan origins of the gunman responsible for the Trèbes attack, despite suspicion of potential radical ties.   The Director of Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations, Abdelhak Khiame, told the U.S-based news agency the Associated Press on Tuesday that the bureau was not properly notified of the attacker’s radical positions.  This came as a surprise to the counterterrorism agency and the French authorities, who usually maintain an active information exchange about individuals with dual French-Moroccan citizenship. Although French authorities had been monitoring the attacker, identified as Radouane Lakdim, before Friday’s deadly incident, they failed to alert the Moroccan bureau.“His [Lakdim’s] country of birth should have been notified that its [a Moroccan] national was under surveillance by French security,” said Khiame.According to police investigations, the 25 year-old suspect of the attack in Trèbes was born in Morocco on April 11, 1992, but moved to France with his family in 2004 and consequently obtained French citizenship.Following the attack in Trèbes, the Moroccan counterterrorism agency investigated Lakdim’s family, but found no signs of alarming radical beliefs. Khiame added that throughout all of Lakdim’s visits and vacations in Morocco (the last of which was in 2012), the police never uncovered any suspicious evidence about him.French media and opposition politicians have put Moroccan authorities’ competence into question, considering that the suspect was being monitored, but went unnoticed. The French Counterterrorism prosecutor, Francois Molins, even stated that Lakdim has been on police’s radicalization watch list since 2014, and was still being monitored by French intelligence in the days up leading to the attack.  However, even the prosecutor maintained that the surveillance could not discern any signs of violent intentions or a desire to join the Islamic state extremist group, which claimed responsibility for the terrorist act.  Khiame has claimed that the counterterrorism agency has furthered its efforts to monitor Moroccans abroad in Europe and cooperate with European countries in identifying persons suspected of extremist religious beliefs. However, the French authorities evidently did same not exhibit the same degree of collaboration toward its Moroccan counterterrorism partnership.Lakdim’s 18 year-old partner, identified as Marine P., and one of his underage friends, have been held in police custody in order to “determine the origins of the gun the terrorist used, and the circumstances under which he [Lakdim] obtained the weapon, as well as eventual complicities.” On Tuesday, Marine P., who denied involvement in Lakdim’s plans, was preliminarily charged with associating with a criminal terrorist, while the perpetrator’s 17-year-old male friend was released due to a lack of evidence for the conviction. read more

China and Sri Lanka discuss port city project

The State Ministry of National Policy and Economic Affairs said that future investment opportunities for China in Sri Lanka was also discussed at the meeting. Deputy Minister of National Policy and Economic Affairs Niroshan Perera is to brief Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the outcome of the talks.Perera said that Sri Lanka’s foreign policy is strong and equal when dealing with all countries and the visit by the Chinese delegation was a testimony to this. (Colombo Gazette) However the focus of the talks was on the port city project as well as the Hambantota port constructed with Chinese assistance.Both sides also had talks on new highway projects in Sri Lanka, the State Ministry of National Policy and Economic Affairs said. The Chinese delegation led by Yang Weiqun, director of the department of Asian affairs at the Chinese Commerce Ministry, is in Sri Lanka on an official visit. China and Sri Lanka had discussions today on the Colombo port city project and other Chinese funded projects in Sri Lanka.The talks took place between a visiting Chinese delegation and Deputy Minister of National Policy and Economic Affairs Niroshan Perera. read more

Former Buckeye Greg Oden faces uncertain future after another injury setback

For the third time in his four-year career, former Buckeye and NBA No. 1 overall draft pick Greg Oden has suffered a season-ending injury. Oden missed the start of the season while rehabbing a fractured patella in his left knee, an injury that ended his 2009-10 campaign after 21 games. It was the same knee that required microfracture surgery Friday. The Portland Trail Blazers officially addressed the injury in a press conference Wednesday. Team trainer Jay Jensen said that even though the injuries occurred in the same knee, they were not related. “Greg’s patella fracture and his chondral injury that he has are not related although they’re in the same knee,” Jensen said. “They are two totally separate situations.” Oden missed his entire rookie season after having microfracture surgery on his right knee. Jensen said that in both cases, doctors didn’t know how the injuries occurred. “It’s the same procedure. It’s the same part of the bone that was damaged in his right knee,” Jensen said. Rose Backs, a physician assistant and assistant clinical professor in the Department of Orthopedics at Ohio State, said microfracture surgery is a technique used when a piece of cartilage breaks off in the knee and leaves a “pothole” where the bone is exposed. “This microfracture technique involves a series of holes that are either picked or drilled into the defect, or the pothole per se,” Backs said. “There’s a little blood clot that forms in that pothole, and what happens is scar cartilage grows over that. So in essence, it patches the pothole and the cartilage.” Backs said it could develop on its own. “There’s a number of things that we see commonly, and most commonly is probably the late effects of a previous injury, or even just spontaneously,” Backs said. Blazers coach Nate McMillan said Oden was devastated by the news that he would not be able to play this season. “Being so close to getting back on the floor, just all of a sudden this situation comes up and it’s like, ‘Here we go again’ for him,” McMillan said. “As I told him, he has to stay positive, and he has to keep believing. He’ll have an opportunity to continue to work to get back on the floor.” Oden has played in 82 out of a possible 260 games and will miss the 68 games remaining on the Blazers schedule this season. Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder forward who was drafted immediately after Oden, is leading the NBA in scoring. He won the league scoring title last season. Oden will be a restricted free agent in the offseason. Team president Larry Miller said that Oden remains a part of the team’s long-term plans. The Oregonian reported that Miller foresees the team making an $8.8 million qualifying offer this summer, hoping to keep him in town for at least another season. “We will see where (rehabilitation) things are at that level … I don’t feel like I’m ready to give up on Greg Oden,” Miller said. “I don’t think anybody in our organization is ready.” The Blazers franchise shooting guard Brandon Roy is also struggling with knee injuries. Jensen said that Oden practically had his own room in the Jensen household, and the trainer was noticeably shaken by the news at the press conference. “This is a really tough day, for us to have to sit here and talk about someone like Greg who doesn’t deserve what’s going on because he’s worked his tail off to get to where he’s at to get ready to play basketball,” Jensen said. “So it’s not easy for me to sit here and talk about someone that I care deeply about.” Jensen said he felt like someone close to him had just died when he noticed the defect on an X-ray. He attempted to describe the injury in a way that everyone could understand. “For lack of a better term, it’s like hitting a nine iron and taking a divot out of the grass,” Jensen said. “It’s a hole in that part of the cartilage.” Oden declined to comment for this story. read more

Mens Basketball Micah Potter sprains ankle during Sundays game against Northeastern

Ohio State center Micah Potter injured his ankle in the Buckeyes’ 80-55 win against Northeastern on Nov. 19 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentThe Ohio State men’s basketball team (4-0) could be without its starting center as sophomore Micah Potter had to leave Sunday’s 80-55 win against Northeastern with a sprained ankle injury, head coach Chris Holtmann said after the game.Potter had just two points, three rebounds and one assist in his 13 minutes played Sunday. Potter is averaging 11 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.7 blocks per game while averaging 21.3 minutes. “I think it’s a sprain, day-to-day kind of a thing,” Holtmann said. “At this point, I don’t know yet about practice or moving forward what his availability will be. We’ve got a couple more days before we play, at least I think we do.”Though there is no listed backup at center, freshman Kaleb Wesson is  a candidate to get some time at center, Holtmann said before the season began. Wesson has often subbed in for Potter on the court. The 6-foot-9, 270-pound big man is averaging 11 points, 4.5 rebounds and one block per game with an average of 18 minutes played.Ohio State will next travel west to Portland, Oregon, to take part in the PK80 Invitational. The Buckeyes will play Gonzaga midnight Friday and await a matchup between either Florida or Stanford later that day. read more

Names of Boston bombing victims emerge as Obama plans sombre visit

first_imgUS PRESIDENT Barack Obama will travel to Boston tomorrow to take part in an interfaith service in memory of the three people who died in Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon.Details of the visit have been confirmed as details emerge of those killed in the bombings – including an 8-year-old boy who was cheering on the participants.Martin Richard and his family were watching runners approach the finish line of the 42-kilometre race on Boylston Street when the first blast occurred.Martin and his family – his parents, brother and sister – were trying to get over race barriers and onto the street to escape the blast area when the second bomb struck, about 100 yards down the street.Martin was killed; his sister Jane, 6, lost one of her legs, while their mother Denise underwent surgery for a brain injury. Another child, Henry, was not hurt.Bill Richard, who issued a brief statement confirming his son’s death yesterday, himself needed to have several ball bearings removed from his leg.“We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers,” Bill’s statement said. “I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin.”Another victim, 29-year-old Krystle Campbell, was watching the race with her best friend – and was hoping to take photographs of her friend’s boyfriend as he came home from the race. The friend, Karen Rand, suffered a severe leg injury.Her father William described her as the light of his life, and “a very caring, very loving person,” while her mother Patty admitted to being “heartbroken at the death of our daughter”.“She had a heart of gold. She was always smiling. You couldn’t ask for a better daughter,” the mother said. “This doesn’t make sense.”The third person killed was a Chinese graduate student, details of whom have not yet been released.Investigation: Boston bombs said to be made from pressure cookersRead: FBI pledge to find those responsible for the “act of terror” at Boston Marathonlast_img read more

Why Im skeptical about Everquest Next

first_img 1 2 3 The superlatives just keep coming. Everquest Next is “Real, and it’s Amazing” says IGN. It has “altered my entire outlook on the next twelve months of gaming” claims Rock Paper Shotgun. It “Could Fix Everything Wrong With MMORPGs” gushes Kotaku.Well, geez.Those of you who were around and playing online games in 1999 will remember what a watershed moment the release of the original Everquest was for the industry. It took a well-worn niche game design (namely, the text-based DekuMUD) and brought it to the masses with what was, for its time, incredible style. It established certain MMORPG conventions that have persevered in the genre’s most successful games: character progression must be tied to a system of discreet levels and occur within strictly delineated character classes. The world must be divided into a network of static, interconnected “zones.” The players must compete primarily by racing to beat newly added and newly challenging content created solely by the development team.Everquest Next (EQN) was recently revealed in a live-streamed conference and, to its credit, is making some real attempts to change these conventions. That’s good, arguably necessary, since they have become incredibly stale over the last decade and a half. It’s worth noting that EQN looks like a good — even great — incarnation of the classic MMORPG formula. It does not, however, look to fundamentally change much about the genre, and I certainly do not share the effusive attitude many have developed toward it. Many of the game’s most ballyhooed features have either been tried before with middling success, or are likely to amount to little more than shallow additions that won’t change much of consequence.Before we get into that, though, take a look at the best part of the game: its impressive implementation of basic MMORPG gameplay.Doesn’t that look cool? You can view the entire reveal in two parts, but if you don’t have seventy-five minutes to spare we will discuss the major points below.Everquest Next makes one big, big change to the Everquest formula: it moves the series away from both character classes and from levels. Upon creating a character, players will choose one of forty “professions” and as they progress through the game they will be able to add new areas of expertise to create complex multi-classed characters customized to their particular style of play. The precise mechanism of advancement is still unknown, but it’s clear that the focus is on facilitating as much player freedom as possible. It uses a system of weapons-based skills that seems broadly similar to that found in Guild Wars 2.This is the first of my points of skepticism. The idea of a more-open ended and skills-based system has been tried before to varying extents, in everything from Eve Online to SOE’s own Star Wars Galaxies, and it has proven problematic for a number of reasons. First and foremost: videogames virtually always have a path of least resistance. Whenever a wealth of possibilities are offered up to online gamers, they quickly zero in on the most powerful combinations possible.While it’s theoretically the case that a jack-of-all-trades character can  be as valuable as a narrow specialist, that’s a strategy that works best in primarily solo-focused games like Eve. On the other hand, Everquest forces players to rely on one another to compliment one character’s weaknesses with another’s strengths. The genre intrinsically rewards building characters that excel in just few specific areas, especially at the later stages of the game when team-work becomes impossible to avoid.If one particular combination of professions leads to higher than average performance, players sporting that load-out will be favored when it comes time to put together an adventuring party. We already see this in World of Warcraft‘s skills system, in which players will demand certain very specific arrangements of skill choices even within that game’s strictly predefined character classes. Once the community has figured out how to “min-max” characters for each necessary role within a party (tank, healer, etc) the skills system will lose much of its bonus to variety over a traditional class system. In fact, it may even let players blunder through their character’s early life, potentially building a character “wrong” and dooming themselves to a life of virtual rejection.The next of the game’s major innovations is the destructible world, and I am honestly bewildered by the excitement this feature has elicited. This isn’t Red Faction; there will be no tactical breaking of supports to bring roofs crashing down on enemies, or anything of that sort. For the purposes of most battles this is just a graphical feature, the ability to break down pillars and statues into jaggy pieces and use special abilities to superficially deform the lay of the land around you. It’s great that raising a wall of earth literally raises a part of the ground, but that gimmick does not change the function of a wall spell in gameplay terms. When your epic fantasy battle has finished and you’ve moved on to the next area, the ancient temple will regenerate so the next group of adventurers can tear it down all over again. A life of consequence, indeed.Next page: Everquest Next‘s ever-changing landscape and all-new AI…last_img read more

McGinn We must take only the positives

first_imgNiall McGinn says Northern Ireland must take the positives from their disappointing UEFA Nations League campaign.McGinn insists the team’s 2-1 defeat to Austria sums up their disappointing outing in the Nations League.Despite looking competitive in patches against Austria, just as they did in previous group games against Austria and Bosnia, Northern Ireland ended up with nothing.Northern Ireland’s position in the group doesn’t make for good reading as they have played four and lost four.But at times Michael O’Neill’s side have done well against both opponents before eventually losing the games.“I think it sums up the Nations League in general where we performed well, created chances without putting the ball in the net,” McGinn said, according to NewsLetter.gareth southgate, englandEngland and Bulgaria on a collision course over racism George Patchias – September 13, 2019 England’s concerns over racism in Bulgaria has sparked a furious row.Recently England manager Gareth Southgate expressed his concern over racist abuse being aimed at…“We were the team tonight in the ascendancy and we looked as if we could go on and win it.“But all-in-all it just shows when you make a mistake, or things are maybe not going your way and then you are punished by a great finish that you get from great opposition.”“There are times you get punished and more or less we were punished by the last kick of the ball.”“There are maybe times in this campaign that we have played a lot better than we did in the Euro 2016 campaign, when we may be hung in there at times to get the right results. And, at the end of the day, this is a results-based business and you have to win games and that breeds confidence.”“The confidence is always there in the squad and the performances have shown that, but maybe the final ball or getting ahead in games and holding out is what we are missing.”“We are disappointed with the result but we have to take the positives from the performances in the campaign.”last_img read more

EW Gets Stewart Colbert to Recreate New Yorkers Fist Bump Cover

first_imgBut EW can only hope the cover generates same type of sales bump. The July 21st New Yorker sold approximately 75,000 single copies, according to ABC’s Rapid Report—nearly double its 39,202 copy average. The article itself features some blistering quotes from Stewart on the media’s fascination with McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin: “Everyone likes new and shiny,” says Jon Stewart. “We’re bored. What’s great about that is [Democratic VP candidate Joe] Biden is an absolutely eccentric character. That’s how powerful Palin’s story is—it has cast the first African-American presidential nominee, the oldest [non-incumbent] presidential nominee, and a really wild cork vice presidential candidate completely out of the picture. The press is 6-year-olds playing soccer; nobody has a position, it’s just “Where’s the ball? Where’s the ball? Sarah Palin has the ball!” [Mimes a mob running after her.] Because they can only cover one thing.””I keep hearing that she’s ‘like us.’ There’s this idea that people who hunt and have ‘good’ values are somehow this mythological American; I don’t know who ‘this’ person is, I’ve never met them,” Stewart continues. “She is no more typical ‘us’ than I am, than Obama is, than McCain is, than Mr. T is. If there is something quintessentially or authentically American about her, I sort of feel like, you know what? You ‘good values people’ have had the country for eight years, and done an unbelievably sh*tty job.” In this election cycle, a month can feel like a year. Which is why it was either a brilliant or bone-headed move by Entertainment Weekly to recreate the New Yorker’s now-infamous “Fist-Bump” cover—featuring depicting Michelle and Barack Obama as gun-toting, bin Laden-loving, fist-bumping radicals published back in July—with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert playing the respective roles of the Democratic hopeful and his wife—fake afro and all.The issue hits newsstands tomorrow.The New Yorker, you’ll recall, faced harsh criticism from both the Obama and John McCain campaigns, with editor David Remnick forced to defend the cover—and the definition of satire—to national media outlets. I doubt EW editor Rick Tetzeli is going to face that kind of scrutiny—Stewart, as I argued in a post about the New Yorker flap, isn’t forced to answer questions in the middle of the night about the Daily Show’s on-screen graphics.last_img read more

Month long rum day celebration

first_imgCocktails are said to be like art pieces which are fine-tuned with new elements and variations from time to time. Plaza Premium Lounge is gearing to pep up its guests through an all new Cocktail & Bar promotions at the lounges starting August 2017. Here, the cocktail lovers can unwind themselves with the interesting rum cocktails all month long.On the occasion of International rum Day, which is observed on August 16, the Plaza Premium Lounge will be holding a month long celebration by presenting the innovative Rum based cocktails for the guests. The wild and stormy Plumpkin Cocktail, made from the favourite summer fruit which is the delicious Plum, promises to make all guests ask for more. The Plum’s natural balance of sweetness and astringency combined with a dash of lemon and dark Rum makes the cocktail epic and delicious! Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAs the saying goes “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away”, yes, Plaza Premium Lounge is giving a twist to the all-time favourite classic Mojito with a dash of the nutritious Green Apple which is bursting with flavours and essential vitamins. The Green Apple Mojito is an incredible fruity combination of green apple, lime, mint, white rum and soda water, perfect for a hot late-summer day which is absolutely refreshing.Rum can straddle all drinking occasions with sheer versatility and is fantastic for summer cocktails. The excited mixologist, Plaza Premium Lounge, said, “The reason I like using rum as a base spirit in most cocktails is because it allows us to highlight the delicate flavours of the ingredients used. We are very enthusiastic to kick start the promotion marking the International Rum Day celebration. The delicious cocktails will definitely add a flavour of zing to the traveller’s busy and tiring schedule.”Plaza Premium Lounge gives travellers a haven away from the hustle and bustle of surroundings, a home away from home, by providing a space with top-notch services and facilities for travelers.last_img read more

Beef up Your Online Privacy With Private Internet Access VPN

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. May 31, 2019 Safe online web surfing is a must for any entrepreneur. Whether you’re researching the competition or putting the finishing touches on your own website, internet privacy is a top priority. Private Internet Access VPN keeps your browsing secure and helps you unblock restricted content when you’re traveling abroad for business.Virtual Private Networks, or VPNs, protect all of your online activity by sending it through an encrypted tunnel. This keeps it safe from hackers, advertisers and even your own internet service provider. This VPN’s unlimited bandwidth keeps you browsing at lightning-fast speeds on up to 10 devices at once, so every device associated with your company can browse undetected.When you’re traveling to promote your company, this VPN helps you out by getting past geographic restrictions. You can unblock sites that are banned in certain countries — for example, you can log into Facebook while you’re in China. The included firewall is a double layer of protection, blocking ads, trackers and malware.Private Internet Access VPN Subscriptions usually costs $119.40 for one year, but right now it’s marked down for just today to $37.50 (Orig. $119.40) with coupon code: WEEKEND25.  Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. 1 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

Intl Court No probe on RwandaCongo arms issue

first_imgRwanda has denied reports by the United Nations and rights groups that it is supporting the M23 rebel movement in East Congo, which has sparked new fighting in the area that has forced more than 200,000 civilians from their homes since April.The U.S. government cut this year’s planned military assistance to Rwanda amid concerns that the government in Kigali is supporting rebel movement.Earlier this month the ICC issued a second arrest warrant against Ntaganda focusing on crimes he allegedly committed in the Kivus for a year starting in September 2002.Judges said he is wanted on three counts of crimes against humanity and four of war crimes including murder, rape and sexual slavery, persecution and pillage.Ntaganda’s first arrest warrant charges him with three war crimes committed in the Ituri region of Congo for allegedly using child soldiers.Ntaganda was first indicted in 2006 but has evaded capture since then. He was co-opted into Congo’s army as part of a peace deal, but defected from the armed forces in April with other renegade soldiers and regrouped as the M23 rebel group. The name comes from the date in March 2009 when Ntaganda and his rebels were integrated into the army they have again deserted. Among the four suspects facing trial at the ICC next April is Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and former Education Minister William Ruto. Both plan to run for president.Kenyatta is the son of Kenya’s founding president, Jomo Kenyatta, and the country’s richest citizen.The Kenyans face charges for allegedly orchestrating the violence that broke out in Kenya after the 2007 election. More than 1,000 people died and 600,000 others were displaced by the violence.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Associated PressNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – The International Criminal Court is not investigating Rwanda’s alleged support of a rebel group committing atrocities in the Congo, a court official said Thursday.The court’s focus is on the arrest of the rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda of the M23 rebel group, said Phakiso Mochochoko, head of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division at the ICC.“We are not in any way looking at Rwanda and in addition to that Rwanda is not even a state party to the ICC,” Mochochoko said. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Top Stories 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches Sponsored Stories Congolese President Joseph Kabila dismissed calls for his arrest under the first ICC warrant and argued until recently that Ntaganda’s cooperation was essential to keeping the peace in Congo’s troubled east. U.N. peacekeepers in Congo who should have been arresting Ntaganda were forced to work with soldiers under his command.Ntaganda denies any part in the mutiny that has again shattered the fragile peace in eastern Congo this year, and the new M23 movement denies that Ntaganda is its leader. But a U.N. experts report that accuses Rwanda of helping create and arm the rebellion, says Ntaganda is behind it and that new recruits from Rwanda are bedded and fed at a hotel Ntaganda owns on Congo’s border with Rwanda.Separately, Mochochoko, who spoke in Kenya after meeting the country’s leaders, said cases against four prominent Kenyans, two of whom have declared their intentions to run for the presidency will continue no matter what the outcome of Kenya’s March election is.“There is no immunity of the crimes under the ICC statute. ICC statutes are clear that whether you’re the head of state, whether you are prime minister, whether you are a king, if there are crime or if you are alleged to commit the crimes then there is no immunity against you and that you will be investigated and prosecuted,” Mochochoko said.center_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments   Share   Top holiday drink recipes Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debateslast_img read more

Qantas restructures refurbs and reviews…

first_imgQantas will upgrade its fleet of 30 Airbus A330 aircraft with new cabin interiors, following a AU$30 million upgrade to its Brisbane heavy maintenance and engineering facility. — Qantas’ fare levels will be released for travel on or after 16 February 2014 for sales and ticketing from 4 December 2013 for economy and where available, premium economy fares; and 11 December 2013 for business and where available, first class fares. “Mr Hockey has reportedly posed the question: does Australia need its own airline? AIPA would argue strongly that it does and that most countries see it the same way… a national airline is vital national infrastructure, supplying the economy with quality jobs, skills, and security options.” The new fares will apply to all tickets issued in Australia for travel on Qantas operated services to the Americas, South Africa, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines and New Caledonia. AIPA has been appealing for a review of the QSA for some time now, in order to level Australia’s aviation playing field and ensure that Qantas can continue serving the national interest. Qantas also plan to recruit 30 apprentice engineers to assist with the fleet maintenance, which is expected to be completed by mid-2016. Source = ETB News: P.T. —center_img — Qantas has revealed changes to its international fare structure and announced major upgrading activities to be carried out in Brisbane, while the Qantas Sales Act may come under review. The Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) has welcomed Treasurer Joe Hockey’s call for a “national conversation” regarding the Qantas Sales Act (QSA) but stipulated any adjustments should be focussed solely on improving Qantas’s Australian operations. “By being free to attract foreign capital streams there is no doubt that Virgin currently enjoys an unfair advantage over Qantas,” AIPA president Nathan Safe said. New features of the re-structure include; streamlined use of fare families; consistent RBD mapping; simplified stopover, change and cancellation fee conditions; and streamlined ticketing time limits. “From late 2014, we will be upgrading all 30 of our Airbus A330s with Business Suites with fully flat beds… ten A330-300s for Qantas International will feature new economy seats and 20 A330-200s for Qantas Domestic will see their economy seats refurbished,” Qantas Group chief executive Alan Joyce said. The Qantas fleet is now it’s youngest since privatisation, with an average aircraft age of 7.9 years.last_img read more

Diko and Edek seeking common presidential candidate

first_imgThe leaderships of Diko and socialists Edek agreed on Wednesday to kick-start an effort to field an agreed presidential candidate from among the five so-called centre parties.Following a meeting of party chiefs Nicolas Papadopoulos and Marinos Sizopoulos, the two said they aimed to arrive at a joint political decision for cooperation, initiating a dialogue to flesh out the criteria which the common nominee should possess.“We agree with Edek on a shared goal, which is none other than change and jettisoning the present administration,” Diko leader Nicolas Papadopoulos told reporters later.“This collaboration must succeed so that people are given an alternative,” he added.Asked whether as part of this drive Diko would also be meeting with Giorgos Lillikas’ Citizens Alliance, Papadopoulos said yes.“We are not ruling anyone out.”Days earlier, Lillikas appeared to have presented the other ‘centre’ parties with a fait accompli, after his own party nominated him as their candidate for next year’s presidential elections.Lillikas has not ruled an alliance with Akel, whereas Diko earlier made it clear it would not collaborate with either ruling Disy or Akel.Back in 2015 Edek had issued a policy statement, rejecting a bizonal, bicommunal federation as the model for a settlement of the Cyprus problem.Diko has not repudiated the model.But Diko’s Papadopoulos blew off the notion that his party might likewise have to reject the bizonal federation if it were to form a pact with Edek.“To us, it is the content of the solution that is paramount, not what label you slap on it,” he responded.“What do the [Turkish] settlers have to do with a federal Cyprus, or the four freedoms for Turkish nationals, keeping Turkish forces on the island, or the [Turkish] guarantees?”Chiming in, Edek’s Sizopoulos said that despite some differences on issues with Diko, “that does not mean we do not have the right to cooperate.“What unites us [with Diko] is greater than that which divides us,” he added. You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppTake Online Privacy on a whole New levelFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo Search | Search Ads You Don’t Know About These Incredible VOIP Systems Yet. Search Business Phone SystemsYahoo Search | Search Ads UndoJob Postings I Search AdsThese Job Opportunities Might Surprise You. Research Multiple Job PostingsJob Postings I Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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