AltaGas appoints CEO to replace David Harris after sudden resignation in July

first_imgCalgary-based utility AltaGas Ltd. is appointing Randy Crawford as CEO four months after the sudden resignation of ex-CEO David Harris following an unspecified “complaint” to its board.In a news release, it says Crawford will take the reins on Dec. 10 from interim co-CEOs David Cornhill and Phillip Knoll, its chairman and a member of the board, respectively.AltaGas says Crawford has 30 years of experience in the natural gas industry and was most recently the president of midstream and commercial with EQT Corp., a U.S. gas company, where he led a growth strategy in the Marcellus natural gas fields in the northeastern U.S.It says the new CEO will be asked to strengthen AltaGas’ financial position, as well as focus on growth and new opportunities in its gas and U.S. utilities segments.The company said in July the complaint regarding Harris was not related to AltaGas’ strategy, operations or financial reporting, but hasn’t explained what it was related to or who made the complaint, nor has it given any detail of a review of the complaint it said it would undertake.Harris, who had been with AltaGas since 2010 and its top executive since April 2016, oversaw the company’s $6-billion deal to buy Washington, D.C.-based energy utility company WGL Holdings, Inc., which closed three weeks before his departure. Companies in this story: (TSX:ALA)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

LTTE cadre detained in India

A suspected member of outlawed LTTE, arrested last month for illegally entering the country through the sea route here, was today detained under the National Security Act, officials said.District Collector K.Nandhakumar ordered the detention of P Suresh, a Sri Lankan Tamil, under NSA accepting a recommendation of Q Branch Police which deals with extremist outfits. (PTI)

Trumpet crumpet Alison Balsom leads revolt against British Airways over greedy musical

first_img“We will always do our best to accommodate smaller musical instruments in the cabin.“In order to ensure there is enough space for all customers to store their belongings, larger musical instruments can be carried in the hold in a hard case. Alternatively customers can choose to buy an extra seat to carry them in the cabin at a discounted rate.” British Airways has been branded a “greedy disgrace” by one of the world’s leading classical musicians after the airline apparently announced it was charging for smaller instruments brought on board.Alison Balsom, the renowned trumpeter, led a revolt against the airline that prompted a loud and stirring chorus of disapproval. Ms Balsom wrote:   The outcry forced BA to issue a statement apologising for any misunderstanding and an insistence that the policy on carrying small instruments had not changed.Musicians are reluctant to allow precious instruments, often worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, out of their sight and into the hold where atmospheric conditions can also cause damage.On Tuesday, BA’s customer services posted a message to the classical music website, Slipped Disc which stated that from now on instruments carried on flights would be charged.  That’s it, I’m done @British_Airways – we’ve all been so patient with the lowering standards but not to let professional musicians bring on their (small) instruments as hand baggage? We take hundreds of thousands of flights -it’s our living. A greedy disgrace.— Alison Balsom (@alisonbalsom) December 19, 2017 “It’s true that we’ve changed our policy and we’re unable to allow musical instruments to be carried in cabin as hand baggage without charge. We ask all passengers travelling with musical instruments to contact us for assistance prior to their journey,” said BA.Hours later the airline said that advice had been wrong. Larger instruments such as cellos, guitars and double basses would continue to require an extra seat that must be paid for while violins and trumpets and the like, carried in hard cases, could be taken in the hold free provided there is space. A spokesman said: “We are sorry for the misunderstanding. We appreciate how precious instruments are to musicians and offer special arrangements for transporting them, which are detailed on . Meanwhile Escala, a prominent electric string quartet, said they refused to be bullied by BA into paying for their violins and violas on a trip back to London from Amsterdam two weeks ago.The quartet said in a statement: “There seem to be different rules in different countries. It is so unclear. It makes us nervous every time we approach the BA desk.”center_img The complaint trumpeted by Miss Balsom is hard to ignore. She is one of the classical music industry’s most bankable stars, having twice been named female artist of the year at the Classic Brits.Last week, she was unveiled as the new artistic director of the Cheltenham Music Festival and has been dubbed the ‘crumpet with the trumpet’. Her husband is the Oscar-winning film director Sam Mendes.Ms Balsom’s anger was accompanied by stirrings of discontent from the strings section. Rita Manning, a professional violinist, had complained of being charged £240 for a separate seat for her instrument on a recent flight to Jersey. Her fellow travelling musicians were also been charged.  Alison Balsom Alison Balsom Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Marijuana Soda Canna Cola

first_imgThey always warned us that marijuana was a gateway to harder things, but never in our wildest dreams could we have imagined that it might lead to something so devious as soda. Now, before we go anything further, let’s keep in mind that, for about a dozen or so years, a bottle of Coca Cola contained around nine milligrams of cocaine.By those standards, the advent of Canna Cola seems downright benign. After all, the stuff only contains a little THC–that’s the active ingredient in marijuana, for those not hip to the lingo. Each bottle has between 35 and 63 milligrams of the stuff. Canna Cola, comes in 12 ounce bottles (that’s “12 mind-blowing ounces,” as the packaging phrases it), and comes in Grape Ape, Orange Kush, DocWeed (Dr. Pepper), Sour Diesel (7UP/Sprite), and the eponymous cola-flavor. The bottles run a pricey $10 to $15 a pop.Fast Company compares the beverage to Four Loko, but these things will be confined to medical marijuana dispensaries, so at least theoretically, they’ll stay out of the hands of those who were felled by the ill-effects of caffeinated malt liquorlast_img read more

Jeff Hardy to defend the US Title against Shinsuke Nakamura on Smackdown

first_img WhatsApp WWE Smackdown Results – 9/10/19 (The Undertaker returns, Clash of Champions build) Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WWE Smackdown Live General Manager Paige announced Sunday on her Twitter account that Jeff Hardy will defend the US Title against Shinsuke Nakamura this Tuesday on Smackdown Live, which takes place from the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, CA.The announcement from Paige on her Twitter can be seen below:As General Manger of #SDLive, it’s my responsibility to make matches that you want to SEE … so, I’m making it official. @JeffHardyBrand will defend the #USTitle against @ShinsukeN THIS Tuesday.— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) June 24, will have live Smackdown coverage Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. ET. Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Google+ Big changes reportedly made to WWE RAW and Smackdown Live writing teams Intercontinental and Smackdown Tag Team Championship matches added to Clash of Championslast_img read more

Kalidou Koulibaly has no regrets for choosing Senegal over France

first_imgNapoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly insists he has no regrets for choosing to play for Senegal over new world champions FranceThe 27-year-old was eligible to represent France at international level due to having been born in the country at Saint-Dié-des-Vosges.Koulibaly even went on play for the France U-20 team before deciding to switches allegiances to Senegal in 2015 – where his parents come from.Despite France going on to the 2018 World Cup in Russia though, Koulibaly has no doubts over whether or not he made the right decision.“I don’t have any regrets because I want to write the story of the future of Senegal football and I hope I’ll be able to do that,” Koulibaly told BBC.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“For me [the World Cup] was a good experience because I wanted to show that Senegal is one of the best teams in Africa.“I spoke about the decision with my wife and I chose to go with Senegal.“When I saw the light in the eyes of my parents when I told them I had chosen Senegal, I was really happy and comfortable with my choice.”Koulibaly has since made 29 appearances at international level for Senegal.last_img read more

300 soles for 300 souls in San Diego

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An organization called Faith Tabernacle is helping homeless youth with their 300 soles for 300 souls campaign.This is their third time having this event and they have went from putting 100 shoes to now 300 shoes on homeless children.Faith Tabernacle has partnered with the San Diego Rescue mission and every day they allow children to come into their store and shop for clothes and we supply all the shoes for that store.For more information click here.center_img 300 soles for 300 souls in San Diego March 22, 2019 Updated: 8:26 AMlast_img read more

All the Easter bombers either killed or arrested SL police chief

first_imgSri Lankan security personnel stand guard in front of St Anthony`s Shrine two days after it was attacked as part of a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and hotels, in Colombo on 23 April 2019. Photo: AFPSri Lankan security authorities have either killed or arrested all the jihadists responsible for the Easter suicide bombings that left 257 people dead, police chief Chandana Wickramaratne said Tuesday.Police have accounted for every individual involved in the April 21 attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels, Wickramaratne said in an audio statement.”All those who organised and carried out the suicide bomb attack have died or is in our custody,” he said.”The two bomb experts of the group have been killed. We have seized the explosives they had stored for future attacks.”Wickramaratne, who was named acting police chief last week after President Maithripala Sirisena suspended his predecessor over his failure to act on warnings about the attacks, said public life was slowly returning to normal with the lifting of curfews imposed after the bombs.The government reopened public schools on Monday, but attendance dropped to below 10 percent in many places with parents still fearing attacks.”We have strengthened security for all schools,” the police chief said. “We are also conducting a programme to create awareness about safety and security in all schools.”Wickramaratne did not say how many people were in custody over the bombings, but police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said Monday that 73 people, including nine women, were being held.The bombings were blamed on a local group, the national Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ), but the Islamic State group has also claimed responsibility.Police said religious tensions have eased at Negombo, a town north of Colombo that suffered the highest death toll in the Easter Sunday attacks. A bomb at St Sebastian’s church in the town killed more than 100 worshippers.Dozens of Muslim-owned businesses, homes and vehicles in Negombo were damaged in clashes on Sunday night.The Roman Catholic Church appealed for calm and urged Christians not to carry our revenge attacks against Muslims.Police said two arrests were made and more suspects had been identified through CCTV footage.last_img

Meet the Cast of Netflixs Jupiters Legacy Superhero Series

first_imgStay on target Mark your binge-watching calendars: Netflix just unveiled the cast for its new Jupiter’s Legacy superhero series, which includes Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, and other high profile stars.On Monday, Netflix announced the Jupiter’s Legacy cast in a press release. Jupiter’s Legacy, which is based on the graphic novels of the same name by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, will premiere on Netflix in 2020.Josh Duhamel will play Sheldon Sampson, aka The Utopian. An amazingly powerful superhero who’s also the longtime leader of the Union of Justice.#JupitersLegacy #JupitersLegacyNetflix— Jupiter’s Legacy (@JupiterLegacy) February 9, 2019Jupiter’s Legacy highlights the world’s first generation of superheroes, who received their powers in the ’30s. Except, things get tricky for their superpower children, who try to live up to the accomplishments of their otherworldly parents..@joshduhamel @mslesliebibb @MattLanter @bendanielsss @ElenaKampouris Andrew Horton, and Mike Wade will star in #JupitersLegacy, an epic new superhero series from @stevendeknight and @mrmarkmillar— See What’s Next (@seewhatsnext) February 11, 2019Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian (Duhamel), is the leader of The Union superhero team who struggles to adapt to modern society. Grace Sampson/Lady Liberty (Bibb), one of the most powerful female superheroes on Earth and The Utopian’s wife, tries to balance his ideals with the violent world they reside in. Also stirring up family drama is Walter Sampson/Brain-Wave (Daniels), The Utopian’s older brother who isn’t afraid to engage in bloody conflict.Chloe Sampson (Elena Kampouris) and Brandon Sampson (Andrew Horton) are the unstable offspring of The Utopian and Lady Liberty. Chloe wants to get away from her abnormal parents, while Brandon, who’s training to take over The Union, struggles to live up to his dad’s mythical presence. Both siblings have different motives in the upcoming superhero drama.Other cast members include Mike Wade, who plays Fitz Small/The Flare, an important team member of The Union, and Matt Lanter as George Hutchence/Skyfox, a villain who aims to destroy The Union and the planet.Follow Jupiter Legacy’s Twitter account for more updates on the Netflix Originals superhero series.More on’s Everything Coming to Netflix in February 2019Zack Snyder Is Directing Netflix’s ‘Army of the Dead’ Zombie Thriller11 Cool Korean Shows We Want Netflix to Bring Over What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies last_img read more

Elon Musk Unveils New Tesla Model Y Vehicle Coming in 2020

first_imgStay on target Software Engineer Embedded Tesla Model 3 Key Fob In ArmTesla EV Catches Fire After Colliding With Tow Truck in Moscow Tesla CEO Elon Musk just unveiled the new Model Y, an all-electric, 230-mile range vehicle that looks like the Model 3 and is expected to hit the market in fall 2020.The Model Y, which was teased on Thursday night at Tesla’s design studio in Los Angeles, has very similar features to the Model 3, The Verge reported. Model Y, which will be available in a long range, standard, dual-motor all-wheel, and performance versions, is slightly larger and sits a bit higher than the Model 3, TechCrunch noted. The car, which will be priced at $39,000 and up, will also offer customizable vehicle features for customers.“It has the functionality of an SUV, but it will ride like a sports car,” Musk said at the event. “So this thing will be really tight on corners.”Design your Model Y at— Tesla (@Tesla) March 15, 2019Tesla’s Model Y has some important specs, including a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge and it easily sits seven people. The performance version of the Model Y will have the capability to travel from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and reach a speed up to 150 mph. Unlike the Model 3, the Model Y has a panoramic roof, which gives gorgeous driving views.Another important tip with the Model Y is that Tesla will release each Model Y car at a different time. First, Tesla will release the $47,000 long-range Model Y in the fall of 2020, and according to Musk, it will have a range of 300 miles. At this time, Tesla will also release the $51,000 all-wheel drive dual-motor Model Y and a $60,000 performance Model Y. The cheapest Model Y variant (the standard version), which will cost $39,000, won’t be buyable until 2021.For more details on the Model Y’s specs, customization options, and pricing information, visit Tesla’s website.More on to Reveal Model Y Crossover This WeekWatch: Tesla Driver Appears to Be Asleep While Car Is on AutopilotTesla Shutters Stores So You Can Buy a Model 3 for $35Klast_img read more

State govt to hike daily allowance of MLAs ministers

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday said that her government has decided to increase the allowances of ministers and MLAs in the state.Ministers will now be getting a daily allowance of Rs 3,000, up from Rs 2,000 per day, while MLAs will get Rs 2,000 a day, up from Rs 1,000. The announcement by the Chief Minister came in the wake of recommendations from different members of the state Assembly. “There have been different types of recommendations from the honourable members and the government has decided to increase the allowances of the ministers and MLAs. Finance minister Amit Mitra is not well. But we can afford this at the moment,” Banerjee announced at the state Assembly, adding that her government will have to cough up an additional expenditure of Rs 15 crore for this purpose. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe allowances are given to MLAs and ministers’ for their presence in the Assembly, either during the session or for any other meeting. “In most of the cases, the members have to attend the Assembly on a regular basis to attend their respective committee meetings,” a senior member of the Assembly said. According to the enhancement, the MLAs will get an approximate allowance of Rs 60,000 instead of Rs 30,000 and the allowance of the ministers, including the Chief Minister, will be Rs 90,000 instead of Rs 60,000 per month. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHowever the Opposition protested the announcement, citing disparity of allowances between the MLAs and ministers. “There should not be any difference of daily allowance between the MLAs and ministers, because all are members of this house,” Left Front leader Sujan Chakraborty said. It may be mentioned here that this is the third time the Mamata Banerjee government has decided to increase the emoluments of the MLAs and ministers. Prior to this, when the state Assembly passed the West Bengal Salaries and Allowances (Amendment) Bill, 2017, the salary of the Chief Minister was increased to Rs 27,001 from Rs 8,500. The ministers’ salary was increased to Rs 22,000 from a meagre Rs 7,500, while the salary of the ministers of state was raised to Rs 21,900 from Rs 7,300. Similarly, the salary of the MLAs was hiked to Rs 17,500 from Rs 5,000. The salary of the Leader of Opposition was also increased to Rs 22,000 from Rs 10,500. In 2011, when Mamata Banerjee came to power, the allowance of members of Assembly was increased as well.last_img read more

Microsoft Store Black Friday Sale Deals on AC Odyssey Red Dead Redemption

first_img Share Tweet Submit Microsoft has already divulged the deals that will be offered at major retailers this Black Friday, and now they’ve revealed the digital bargains that will be available via the Microsoft Store. Over 500 games are on sale, including recent hits like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and, yes, Red Dead Redemption 2. Granted, the RDR2’s price tag is only dropping 5 to 10 percent, depending on whether you’re an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, but that fact that the game is on sale at all is pretty surprising!The Microsoft Store Black Friday sale is on now for XBL Gold subscribers, and will kick off for everybody else this Sunday (November 18). While there are too many games on sale to list here, I’ve selected 50 bargains that may pique your interest (first number in the brackets is the basic discount, the second is the XBL Gold discount).Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (25/33% off)Assassin’s Creed Origins (60/67% off)Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition (67/75% off)Battle Chasers: Nightwar (60/70% off)Burnout Paradise Remastered (50/60% off)Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (10/20% off)Call of Duty: WWII Gold Edition (40/50% off)Conan Exiles (20/30% off)Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (25/35% off)Dark Souls III (60/67% off)Destiny 2: Forsaken (17/25% off)Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (75/85% off)Diablo III: Eternal Collection (60/67% off)Dishonored 2 (60/67% off)Dragon Ball FighterZ (40/50% off)Fallout 4 (40/50% off)Far Cry 5 (40/50% off)FIFA 19 (30/40% off)Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition (40/50% off)For Honor: Marching Fire Edition (30/40% off)Forza Horizon 4 (25/35% off)Gears of War 4 (60/75% off)Ghost Recon Wildlands (60/70% off)Grand Theft Auto V (25/35% off)Injustice 2 (60/70% off)Jurassic World Evolution (30/40% off)Kingdom Come: Deliverance (40/50% off)Madden NFL 19 (40/50% off)Middle-earth: Shadow of War (60% off)Monster Hunter: World (40/50% off)NBA 2K19 (40/50% off)Need for Speed Payback (60/70% off)Overcooked 2 (17/25% off)Overwatch Legendary Edition (60/67% off)PUBG (30/40% off)Red Dead Redemption II: Special Edition (5/10% off)Rocket League (40/50% off)Sea of Thieves (50% off)Shadow of the Tomb Raider (40/50% off)Star Wars Battlefront II (60/67% off)State of Decay 2 (35% off)Tekken 7 (40/50% off)The Crew 2 (60/70% off)The Sims 4 (40/50% off)The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (40/50% off)Rainbow Six Siege (60/70% off)Valkyria Chronicles 4 (40/50% off)Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (40/50% off)Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (60/67% off)WWE 2K19 (40/50% off)XCOM 2 (67/75% off)The Microsoft Store Black Friday sale continues until November 26. See any bargains you can’t pass up? I have to say, Monster Hunter: World and Shadow of the Tomb Raider for half-price is pretty enticing!last_img read more

Mortgage Applications Increase Modestly Largely Flat

first_img in Data, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing May 9, 2012 412 Views Share Mortgage applications went up last week as most other measures of application activity declined or stayed flat, according to the “”Mortgage Bankers Association””: (MBA).[IMAGE]The trade group found that mortgage application crept forward by 1.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis and 2 percent on a seasonally unadjusted basis.[COLUMN_BREAK]Government applications fell for purchases and conventional loans. Purchase indices ticked up 3.5 percent from the week before on 5.4 percent increase in conventional purchases.Refinance applications by and large went up, with the index by the same name registering 1.3 percent in increases from last week. The Government Refinance Index dipped by 2.3 percent, with the refinance share of mortgage activity down to 72.1 percent of total applications, the lowest since early April.Government purchase share waxed over the course of the week from 37 percent to 35.8 percent of applications, making it the lowest share of government purchases since March 2009.The four-week moving average climbed 1.13 percent for the seasonally adjusted Market Index and 1.81 percent for the Refinance Index, while it dipped by 0.82 percent for the seasonally adjusted Purchase Index.Except for loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration, interest rates fell lower for mortgage loans across the board last week.center_img Agents & Brokers FHA Fixed-Rate Mortgage Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Applications Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers 2012-05-09 Ryan Schuette Mortgage Applications Increase Modestly, Largely Flatlast_img read more

Five OClock Shadow – Cheeseburger Dog Edition

first_imgMeet the latest #DbacksEats sensation, the Cheeseburger Dog, available at Chase Field this season.— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 24, 2016 This… makes perfect sense, actually.Good Luck to @KUHoops tonight! KNOCK OUT the Terps! #RockChalk— Kansas Football (@KU_Football) March 24, 2016Building a staff, Belichick style.How to build a staff, Bill Belichick style: Hire young coaches, develop them and promote themMichigan AD Warde Manuel has reportedly told Jim Harbaugh to “reel it in” on social media. This is a terrible idea, Warde.New Michigan AD Warde Manuel addresses Jim Harbaugh-Gene Smith Twitter spat.— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) March 24, 2016Is it happening again?Carmelo Anthony on teaming up with LeBron: ‘We’d want to go someplace warm’— For The Win (@ForTheWin) March 24, 2016Bruce Arians makes his argument for the game of football.Bruce Arians: People that wouldn’t let their sons play football are foolsMe, every time I swing a golf club.He needed to birdie this hole to stay alive, so this pretty much ruined his day.— Dr Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) March 24, 2016Charlie Strong says Texas is about to start “steamrolling everyone.” Kliff Kingsbury: “Oh really?”Kliff Kingsbury’s response to Charlie Strong’s “we’re going to steamroll everyone” comment: “Is it April Fools?”Why James Franklin thinks 3-and-outs are “disgusting.”Franklin on managing play calling and tempo: “3-and-outs are always one of the most disgusting things ever”And finally, which of these hot dogs look best… or, perhaps more accurately, least disgusting? Cracker jack dog or cheeseburger dog?Meet PNC Park’s Cracker Jack & Mac dog, topped with caramel sauce, jalapeños, Cracker Jack & macaroni and cheese.— Alicia Jessop (@RulingSports) March 24, 2016 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatixcenter_img News & NotesAkron has promoted Brett Ekkins to offensive line coach.The Cleveland Browns signed Robert Griffin III to a two-year contract.The NFL and New York Times are in a pissing match.The NCAA Tournament fires back up tonight.And now for the rest of the story…Chris Ash explains his “edge” in coaching Rutgers.Chris Ash explains his “on edge” coaching approach and how it’s changing the culture at Rutgerslast_img read more

Air Vanuatu selects Airbus A220 for major fleet expansion

first_imgAir Vanuatu, the national airline of Vanuatu, has signed a firm order with Airbus for four Airbus A220 aircraft. This news was announced by Air Vanuatu and Airbus during the signing ceremony this morning at the Avalon Airshow.Air Vanuatu’s first ever order with Airbus makes it the launch operator of the A220 in the Pacific region. The order includes two A220-100 series aircraft with 108 seats and two A220-300 series aircraft with 133 seats.The A220’s superior passenger experience includes wider seats, more legroom and bigger windows. Its advanced technology brings much greater fuel efficiency and lower noise levels, demonstrating Air Vanuatu’s commitment to the environment. These aircraft can be economically operated on domestic services, regional routes and into the new long-haul markets that are key to Air Vanuatu’s growth plan.A ir Vanuatu is expecting the first Airbus A220 delivery in June 2020. The airline has purchase rights for four additional aircraft, which give it the potential to increase its order to eight aircraft in total.The post Air Vanuatu selects Airbus A220 for major fleet expansion appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts will officially add W

first_imgOutrigger Hotels and Resorts will officially add Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger in Honolulu to its portfolio when the former Holiday Inn has its soft opening this Thursday (1 February 2018).An extensive $25 million hotel renovation will follow – including all-new guest rooms and meeting spaces, revamped lobby and much more – presenting guests with a modern, urban oasis in the heart of Waikiki. Projected for completion in late summer (United States) 2018, the phased renovation schedule is designed specifically to minimise guest disruption.Welcoming Waikiki Beachcomber into the Outrigger family, the brand has launched an online limited-time “Beachcomber Experience Package” offering a $70 daily value – including $50 daily credit for Maui Brewing Co. to be used at breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or drinks as well as merchandise, plus the Waikiki Connection including free Wi-Fi for up to four devices per room, unlimited rides on the Outrigger Waikiki Connection Trolley, a Waikiki Beachcomber souvenir drawstring tote and an exclusive offer at Spa La Cure.“Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger is an excellent value for guests looking to experience Outrigger’s iconic Hawaiian hospitality and take advantage of the resort’s modern accommodations and easy going beach vibe,” said Alan Naito, general manager of Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger. “The new guest room design is spectacular; with renovations starting at the top floors first – we look forward to soon having this fresh inventory to share with our guests.”Bookings for Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger can be made at and or by calling 1+ (303) 369 7777. BeachcomberHonoluluhotelOutriggerlast_img read more

Evian Resort located on the edge of Lake Geneva

first_imgEvian Resort, located on the edge of Lake Geneva, is delighted to announce a brand new Christmas music festival: Jazz at the Grange, which will take place from the 16 to 18 December at the famed Grange au Lac. International jazz artists from across the globe, including: Mario Canonge, Stefano di Battista, Rosenberg Trio, Magic Malik, Erik Truffaz and Eric Legnini will be among the performers during the three-day music extravaganza.Following on from the famous Musical Encounters classical music festival, established by Mstislav Rostropovich in 1976, which takes place each July at Evian Resort, Jazz at the Grange is a partnership between Evian Resort and Maison des Arts du Léman. The stunning Grange au Lac is at the heart of the new music event, which promises to be an annual fixture on the European music calendar.Performances will take place each day from 16.00pm and comprise of a variety of jazz, funk and soul.  Prices start at €20 for a one-day pass.  The performances are as follows:Friday 16 DecemberGrange au Lac, 20.00pmMagic Malik Orchestra (Jazz – World Music)Mario Canonge (Jazz)Rosenberg / Roman (Gypsy Jazz)Saturday 17 DecemberCasino Theatre, 16.00pm“Trans-Mission” Quartet Featuring Serge Lazarevitch (Jazz)Electro Deluxe (Jazz, Funk, Soul)Grange au Lac, 20.00pmEric Legnini Trio (Jazz – soul)Stefano di Battista (Jazz)Erik Truffaz Quartet (Jazz)Sunday 18 December“Gateway” Musical Encounters with EvianGrange au Lac, 16.00pmNicolas Dautricourt, Pascal Schumacher & Knut Erik Sundquist & Salque François, Vincent Peirani, Samuel Strouk, Mariam Adam, Diego ImbertEvian Resort have two accommodation options, exclusively for Jazz at the Grange.  Each package comprises of the following:Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast includedAccess to all of the concertsTransfers to and from the Casino and the Grange au LacAccess to all facilities including the gym, spa and swimming poolsJazz at the Grange packages start from €492 per person, based on two sharing a South Facing Double Room at the Hotel Ermitage and from €633 per person, based on double occupancy in a Sejour Park View room at the Hotel Royal, a member of Leading Hotels of the World.last_img read more

Wyndham Destinations opens new property in downtown Portland

first_imgWyndham Destinations has celebrated the opening of its newest resort in Portland, Oregon.WorldMark by Wyndham owners, resort guests, local officials and resort associates joined Wyndham Destinations president and chief executive, Michael Brown, for a Rose City-inspired celebration, complete with a rose-ribbon cutting and rose petal confetti. The new WorldMark Portland – Waterfront Park debuts as the company’s eighth vacation destination in Oregon and the first timeshare resort in downtown.Wyndham Destinations is leading the evolution of the timeshare industry by creating more destinations and more experiences for travellers in the places they want to travel. WorldMark Portland – Waterfront Park offers condo-style accommodations ranging from studios to two-bedroom suites that sleep up to six guests for owners in both the WorldMark and Club Wyndham vacation clubs. ADVERTISEMENTAll 75 suites feature a modern, Portland inspired design and fully-equipped kitchens or kitchenettes. The resort’s historic location in the Skidmore/Old Town Historic District is also reflected throughout its exterior and interior design, marrying industrial touches with modern interpretations of classic elements.“With a vibrant dining scene, eclectic shopping and proximity to outdoor activities, it’s no surprise our owners and guests ranked Portland at the top of their travel wish list,” said Brown. “We are excited to officially welcome guests to our newest urban resort, continuing our efforts to bring new vacation destinations to locations today’s travellers want to visit. “With more than 35 resorts in over 20 metropolitan locations, Wyndham Destinations continues to grow its already industry leading urban portfolio.”The resort’s prime location across from the Willamette River places guests steps away from Tom McCall Waterfront Park, home to a variety of outdoor events and most of the city’s summer festivals, including the Saturday Market – the largest arts and craft outdoor market in the United States.Wyndham mirrors Marriott in expanding its presence in the city, with the Ritz-Carlton, Portland having been signed earlier this month. NewerMövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort opens in central Bangkok OlderTourism Toronto launches new Let Yourself In ad campaignlast_img read more