EDMONTON – Alberta conservative leadership candidate Jason Kenney is being offered help to set up a meeting with students who are in gay-straight alliances at school.The offer comes after Kenney said this week he wasn’t invited, and then was too busy, to attend Calgary Pride activities — even after singer k.d. lang said she’d give him free concert tickets if he’d sit down and discuss LGBTQ rights with her.Kris Wells with the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies in Edmonton and Barbara Silva of the group Support our Students say they can make a meeting happen between Kenney and students.“If he genuinely wants to meet with LGBTQ youth and learn from them and not politicize them, we’ll do our best to make that happen,” said Wells, who works with students setting up gay-straight alliances in schools.The social networks are meant to foster understanding, to help gay kids feel less isolated and to reduce bullying and harassment.Silva’s group advocates for education equality and emphasizes the importance of the alliances.“We would bend over backwards to make that dialogue happen in a safe environment,” she said Thursday.“There’s something very concerning about somebody who wants to lead a province who doesn’t want to meet with its most marginalized members.”A spokesman for Kenney declined comment.Kenney, a Conservative cabinet minister under former prime minister Stephen Harper, is one of four candidates running for the leadership of Alberta’s new United Conservative Party. It was formed last month when the Progressive Conservative party and the Opposition Wildrose merged.Kenney said shortly after winning the PC leadership last spring that parents should be notified if their children join a gay-straight alliance as long as it doesn’t put a child in harm’s way.Kenney has not offered suggestions on how teachers could determine ahead of time whether parents would react positively or not.Wells and Silva said if parents were automatically brought into the picture, students would lose control of a critical decision on an emotionally charged issue. The alliances would no longer provide safe spaces and would wither and die.“It’s a roundabout way of killing the program,” said Silva. “Kids are not going to join something if they think they’re going to be outed.”The Progressive Conservative party under then-premier Jim Prentice passed a bill in 2015 mandating gay-straight alliances if students wished to set them up. There had been public outcry over earlier legislation that allowed schools to effectively segregate gay youth by allowing the alliances only off school grounds.Gordon Dirks, education minister at the time, said hearing face to face from gay youth helped him champion the revised legislation.“Some of those moments were very moving moments as you heard students telling their stories of being bullied, discriminated against, feeling suicidal, even attempting (it),” Dirks said at the time.“When that happens and you have those kinds of intimate, frank conversations with students, it goes from your head to your heart.”This week, organizers of Calgary Pride rejected a bid by the United Conservative Party to join other political parties and march in the Sept. 3 Pride parade, because the party did not have a policy clearly articulating support for the gay community.That changed late Wednesday night. The new party’s interim board passed a resolution affirming support for LGBTQ rights and promising to promote and embrace LGBTQ in the party.Interim leader Nathan Cooper and three candidates in the leadership race have said they plan to attend the event anyway as spectators. Calgary Pride did not return a request for comment.
SYDNEY, N.S. – A purported Cape Breton beer bandit named Terry whose alleged exploits became famous in a Facebook post last week has inspired a namesake song that has itself now gone viral.It started last week when a Facebook account with the user name Ronnie Talbot posted in the Cape Breton Rant Room about someone — identified by a Tim Hortons worker as ‘Terry from the Pier’ — who allegedly stole beer from his truck while he was inside the coffee shop.“Does anyone know a guy named Terry from the Pier? He’s got a stupid … haircut if that helps,” the Sept. 25 post said.“Him and another young fella stole a 24 out of the bed of my truck while I was taking a piss in Tim’s. I was on my way out when I saw them jump into a green Pontiac Bonneville… So help me Jesus Terry if I find you you’re (expletive).”The authenticity of the post has not been verified, but it has nevertheless been widely shared and garnered hundreds of colourful comments — and even prompted a crowdfunding effort to replace the “24 of Keith’s” that had raised $340 more than its $60 goal by Thursday afternoon.Now, Cape Breton band Pretty Archie has put their own spin on the alleged beer burglary.In video posted to Facebook that amassed 89,000 views in 19 hours, two members of the group are shown singing a folk-style song in a hotel room called “Terry stole the beer,” using the original post as the basis for the tune’s lyrics.“Well gather ’round all you b’ys and let me tell you this. I pulled into a Timmy’s, got out to take a piss. The Bonneville’s closing door was all that I could hear. I saw the stupid haircut: Terry stole my beer,” the band sings in a video that was culminating thousands of views an hour on Thursday.The band finishes the song with a true Cape Breton plea: “Terry b’y, do the right thing. Give the beer back,” lead singer Brian Cathcart declares.One Facebook commenter noted that people from Cape Breton “take beer theft very seriously.”— By Aly Thomson in Halifax
WARWICK, R.I. — A new nonstop service to the deep South is coming to Rhode Island’s T.F. Green Airport this summer.The Rhode Island Airport Corp. on Tuesday announced that Allegiant Air will offer direct flights to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in Savannah, Georgia, starting June 6.Flights will run twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays through November. Opening fares for the first day to celebrate the new route are as low as $49.Drew Wells, Las Vegas-based Allegiant’s vice-president of planning and revenue, says the flights will give New Englanders the opportunity to enjoy the historic beauty of Savannah as well as the beaches and golf courses of Hilton Head, South Carolina.T.F. Green now offers 28 nonstop routes.The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A staff writer for Illinois’ capital-city newspaper says its editor has resigned to spare more layoffs.Angie Muhs (MYOOZ’) resigned from The State Journal-Register on Friday. Longtime health writer and union steward Dean Olsen says Muhs told him that part of her reason was to save parent company GateHouse Media money so there wouldn’t be more staff cuts.Muhs did what editors in Massachusetts and Texas have done in recent years as tough times hit the newspaper industry. The shakeup continued with this month’s sale of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans.Muhs declined comment on Tuesday. Messages left with GateHouse seeking comment were not returned.Olsen says a manager escorted Muhs from the building on Monday. Newsroom staff accompanied her as a show of support.Olsen says there were about 35 editorial employees in 2012. Today, there are about 15.John O’Connor, The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors have charged a banker with trying to buy himself a role in President Donald Trump’s administration by making risky loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.Stephen M. Calk was arrested Thursday in New York City on a financial institution bribery charge.He is scheduled to appear in Manhattan federal court in the afternoon.A message seeking comment was left with his attorney.Authorities said Calk committed the crime while serving as CEO of The Federal Savings Bank in Chicago.Federal prosecutors described the charge in a release, saying Calk abused his bank position by approving millions of dollars in high risk loans that were ultimately downgraded.Prosecutors say Calk wanted to be appointed Secretary of the Army or some other high level post.The Associated Press
TORONTO — Maple Group Acquisition Corp. has won control of TMX Group Inc., with 91% of shares tendered to its takeover offer worth about $3.8-billion.A new Maple board of directors has already been appointed.Chuck Winograd will serve as the chair of both the Maple and TMX Group boards, while TMX CEO Tom Kloet will take on the role at both Maple and TMX.The offer to acquire a minimum of 70% of TMX shares of TMX Group for $50 in cash per share closed at 5 p.m. today.But the deadline for tender has been extended until Aug 10. for any shareholders who were holding out and want to receive cash for their shares.Shareholders still have to formally vote to accept the deal at a meeting slated for September.
Muslim groups in Sri Lanka had recently raised objection to comments made by Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa over fears of Muslim extremism in the country. Rajapaksa had told a Defence Seminar in Colombo that intelligence agencies and the police have been alerted over the concerns.He had said that it is known that some Muslim extremist elements attempt to use Sri Lanka as a transit country and there are fears that in that attempt they may spread their ideology in Sri Lanka. Government Minister A.H.M Fowzie insists that Muslims in Sri Lanka are not terrorists and have no links with any foreign terrorist group.Speaking at a media briefing in Colombo today, the Minister said that Muslims are for the protection of the peace. “The Muslim communities have no links to Taliban or Al qaeda. They will protect the peace brought by the President,” he said. He also said that there are fears that some groups are attempting to radicalize students in Sri Lanka through protests and agitation campaigns.Rajapaksa also said that the extremist LTTE ideology still remains with LTTE supporters in Norway, France and other countries actively campaigning against Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)Audio Playerhttp://colombogazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/AHM-FAUSI-VVVVV.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
The protesters had then shouted slogans and left.They then gathered near the Ceylon Today newspaper office and staged a protest but were met with a counter protest by some Ceylon Today staff. A tense situation arose when a group staged protests near some media institutions today.The group of protesters wearing black bands around their mouths protested opposite Sirasa TV (MTV) at Braybrooke Place in Colombo and opposite the Ceylon Today newspaper office. The protesters, which included actress Chandani Seneviratne, attempted to hand over a petition to the Sirasa TV management, which was not accepted at the time. They held banners saying they were protesting against “unethical media” in Sri Lanka. A tense situation arose when some protesters got into a verbal confrontation with some of the newspaper staff.The protesters later left. (Colombo Gazette)
In a note to correspondents, Mr. Dieng said that between 27 April and 5 May, there were at least six attacks on medical facilities by different parties to the conflict in the north-western governorate of Aleppo alone, marking the “deadliest” two weeks since the cessation of hostilities accord, which came into effect on 27 February. “These attacks reflect the continued blatant disrespect of international humanitarian law by all parties to the conflict, and may constitute war crimes,” the Special Adviser stated. “The international community cannot allow the perpetrators of flagrant violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law to enjoy impunity.” Mr. Dieng emphasized that just a few days ago, in its Resolution 2286 on health care in armed conflict, the Security Council had reiterated the need for Member States to uphold their obligations under international humanitarian law and ensure that responsible parties are held to account. “It is crucial that the Council consistently apply this principle,” he stressed. Specifically, Mr. Dieng noted that the attack against the Al Quds Hospital on 27 April reportedly killed 55 civilians, including the last paediatrician in the city, while on 5 May, an attack on the Kamouna Internally Displaced Persons camp in northern Idlib governorate killed at least 30 civilians. “Member States have a duty not to fail the Syrian people yet again and to uphold their pledge to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing,” the Special Adviser said. In this respect, he said that the international community should “step up its commitment” to end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes in Syria and thus contribute to preventing new atrocities from being committed. “For this reason, I strongly support the Secretary-General’s repeated calls to the Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court,” Mr. Dieng said. In a humanitarian update, a spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today noted that on 4 and 8 May, two inter-agency convoys delivered critical life-saving assistance to 3,250 people in the hard-to-reach Syrian town of Qaratien in Rural Homs province, with food, water, sanitation and hygiene supplies, as well as other relief items. On 6 May, an inter-agency convoy targeting 35,000 people in the hard-to-reach town of Bloudan, in rural Damascus, delivered essential relief items, including water and sanitation, health, hygiene and education supplies. This was the second of two convoys to the town, the first one of which was in mid-March. Since the beginning of 2016, inter-agency operations have reached more than 780,000 civilians in need in besieged, hard-to-reach areas and across conflict lines. Many of these people have been reached more than once.
In the corporate world, Microsoft Office still reigns supreme — though there is the occasional instance where someone is willing to give an open source suite like LibreOffice or OpenOffice a shot. The city of Freibrug, Germany set out to do exactly that in 2007. The experiment: run OpenOffice and Office 2000 side-by-side and hopefully escape Microsoft’s clutches.Today, however, it looks as though the city council has had enough — saying its “hopes and expectations of the year 2007 are not fulfilled.” The council’s biggest concern is over interoperability. It was hoped that other agencies would also take a look at OpenOffice, but that hasn’t happened. That’s left Freiburg’s employees hamstrung and has been detrimental to productivity, says the council. Calc just doesn’t perform like Excel. Impress can’t smoothly process PowerPoint presentations. In the end, the lost productivity and employee frustration may be costing the city more than an Office upgrade would.If you’ve ever tried to open an Office document in one of the OpenOffice apps, you’ve probably met with the same issues the council is lamenting. Formatting is never perfect, and sometimes entire regions go missing during the import. That problem isn’t unique to OpenOffice or LibreOffice, of course, but it’s the kind of impediment that makes it difficult for an enterprise to move away from a suite like Microsoft Office.Open source advocates in Germany are up in arms over the council’s’ report, and they say that the assumption “that compatibility to Microsoft Office cannot be reached in the next few years, is […] wrong.” That may be true, but it’s already been five years. The conversion process still isn’t perfect and the companies and government bodies Freiburg works with haven’t moved away from Office, so it would be very, very tough for councilors to say “let’s ride it out for a few more years” at this point.The council still has to pass a resolution approving the move to Office 2010, but that seems like a formality now — with Microsoft Office deemed “essential for effective operations.”Freiburg city site (German), via ARN
32 équidés maltraités enlevés à leurs propriétaires dans l’OiseLes gendarmes de Compiègne ont enlevé hier à leurs propriétaires 32 chevaux, ânes et poneys, victimes de maltraitance dans un élevage situé à Machemont dans l’Oise. Alertée par un voisin, la gendarmerie avait en novembre dernier découvert le cadavre d’un cheval dans cet élevage.Mercredi, aucun animal mort n’a heureusement été découvert, mais les équidés ont tous été retirés à leurs propriétaires, arrivés il y a deux ans dans la région, rapporte le Parisien. C’est dans le cadre d’une enquête préliminaire pour abandon d’animaux que les gendarmes sont intervenus, plusieurs habitants de la commune ayant dénoncé la façon dont étaient traités ces animaux. “Malgré le froid, certains sont constamment dehors. Sans compter que parfois ils manquent de nourriture ou d’eau”, a raconté un voisin au site du quotidien.À lire aussiUne vidéo dénonce l’état préoccupant de saumons dans une ferme d’élevage d’EcosseSelon le constat dressé par la Direction des services vétérinaires (DSV), “seize chevaux étaient dans un état sanitaire insatisfaisant et trois autres étaient décharnés et dans un état très préoccupant. Et certaines juments, a priori souffrantes, ne bénéficiaient d’aucun traitement”. Alors que l’enquêtedoit désormais déterminer si cet élevage était seulement privé ou à vocation commerciale, la propriétaire des lieux tente de se défendre de toute maltraitance envers ses animaux. “Je ne fais pas commerce de mes chevaux. Et s’ils ont maigri, c’est à cause du froid, car l’hiver est un peu rude. Mais ils n’ont jamais été maltraités. J’ai même fait des concours équestres avec cinq d’entre eux. J’aime les animaux et j’en ai récupéré certains qui étaient déjà blessés”, assure-t-elle.Les animaux ont tous été placés sous la protection du Centre d’hébergement et de protection pour équidés maltraités. Ils seront le temps de l’enquête, confiés à des familles d’accueil. Contactée au sujet de cette affaire, la fondation 30 Millions d’Amis a de son côté décidé de porter plainte contre les propriétaires de l’élevage pour abandon d’animaux. Ce délit est passible de deux ans de prison et 30.000 euros d’amende. Comme le précise l’association sur son site Internet, “la propriétaire n’aurait pas hésité à pratiquer une reproduction intensive malgré l’état de faiblesse des animaux. Une circonstance qui pourrait être considérée comme aggravante par les magistrats du tribunal de grande instance de Compiègne”. Le 27 janvier 2011 à 16:04 • Emmanuel Perrin
Stay on target Podcasts Are TV Shows Now With ‘Limetown’ Trailer7 Icebreakers for Facebook’s New Dating Service Concerned about Facebook’s latest photo bug? The company just shared steps on how to check your profile and what to do if you were impacted by the incident.On Friday, Facebook announced in a blog post that its internal team found a photo API bug. The bug could have impacted up to 6.8 million users, and might have allowed third-party apps to access people’s photos that weren’t supposed to be seen. Even though Facebook fixed the bug, which took place between September 13 and September 25, the company issued an apology and said it’s taking action to prevent a future photo leak.Photo Credit: FacebookAccording to Facebook, apps are only allowed to access photos that people give them permission to view. The bug might have granted app developers access to other pictures, including those shared on Facebook Stories or Marketplace, that weren’t initially slated for sharing. Photos that people uploaded and didn’t choose to post were also affected by the bug.The bug also impacted some apps on the social media network. Facebook said up to 1,500 apps were affected by the bug, but only apps that users gave permission to see their photos or apps that Facebook approved to access the photos API.Facebook said, “We’re sorry this happened,” and that it’s working with app developers to remove the photos exposed by the bug. Additionally, the company is notifying people potentially impacted by the bug through a Facebook alert.If you’re worried about your photos, the Facebook alert will direct you to a Help Center page, where you can check if you’ve used any apps that were impacted by the bug. Once you check your account, Facebook advises that you log into any apps that you’ve shared your photos with and check which photos they have permission to see. You can also visit Facebook’s manage your apps page if you would like to contact an app developer and ask them questions about photo privacy.More on Geek.com:Facebook Dating Expands to Canada and Thailand, Adds New FeaturesFacebook Won’t Be Using This Creepy Ambient Audio Recording TechFacebook AI Proactively Removes ‘Bad Content’
After his goal vs Amiens in Ligue 1 for PSG, youngster Kylian Mbappé achieved another stat that proves he is comparable to Brazilian Ronaldo.Regardless of what any of us thinks about either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo in today’s football, there is no denying that Kylian Mbappé already is one of the best players in football history at the age of 20 years old.The French phenomenon played this weekend in Ligue 1 against Amiens in a match where Neymar wasn’t present, he scored an ominous 70th-minute goal that was coincidentally his 70th career goal as well.The scary part of all this is the age in which the World Cup champion reached this number, because when compared to other all-time greats from modern football, only Brazilian Ronaldo scored more goals at that same stage of his career.Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo pale in comparison at the same age, but Brazilian Ronaldo’s stats at that age were very scary for such a young player.Those damn knee problems were the only reason the Brazilian didn’t become the best player in football history, because the numbers he was already punching in were already around triple digits.But the comparisons started taking a weird turn right after Kylian Mbappé scored this goal when people in the UK started comparing him to poor Danny Welbeck from Arsenal FC on social media.Danny Welbeck, 28 years old:69 club career goalsKylian Mbappe, 20 years old:70 club career goals pic.twitter.com/dKYvGZ2qYn— Ophicial Manando ⚽ (@ophicialmanando) January 12, 2019It may have been a skit at first with this comparison between the English striker who has scored 69 career-goals and he is already 28-years old, this comparison is at best unfair and people need to leave Danny alone.The current season for Kylian Mbappé has him already scoring 13 Ligue 1 goals this season, a number that keeps him at the very top of the goal scoring table in French football and only three goals shy off Lionel Messi’s 16 La Liga goals.The fight for the Golden Shoe is starting to take shape, and Kylian Mbappé is hands down one of the most important contenders for this prize that the Messi owns at the moment.We are living in a new era after 2018, one that will start to tell us that the new generations are taking over from the old ones and this French wonder kid is at the very top of the conversation with his Ligue 1 goals.But the competition is fierce throughout Europe, as there are many players who are currently competing for the Golden Shoe from not only Ligue 1 and La Liga, but also from Serie A, the Bundesliga, and the Premier League.Match Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).Kylian Mbappé being right up there mentioned with the players we are about to mention boggles the mind because of how young he is.Wooooo. Mbappe goal. Awesome break and counter by PSG pic.twitter.com/G8WonafhKf— Billy M (@Wideoverload) January 12, 2019We’ve already mentioned Mbappé and Messi leading their respective competitions, but Cristiano Ronaldo is still going strong with his 14 goals in Serie A. The Bundesliga has Spaniard Paco Alcacer and Croatian Luca Jovic with 12 goals each.But hands down the most competitive race for goals is currently in England, where Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane have been challenged by Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.All of the Premier League strikers have currently 14 goals each, but the Tottenham Hotspur striker has a golden opportunity to take the lead of Sunday if he manages to score against Manchester United at Wembley this Sunday.The competition is very stiff all over Europe, a very different landscape to the one we had only four years ago when the world was widely dominated by Messi and Cristiano with the occasional appearance of Luis Suarez.The Uruguay striker, by the way, is also fully involved in the race for the Golden Shoe with his 12 La Liga goals for FC Barcelona so far this season.Kylian Mbappé is in very good company right now, but he can only be compared to the likes of Brazilian Ronaldo now after reaching his latest milestone.It’s scary to think how far he can get, we’ll be there throughout the whole way to find out.⚽️ Goals scored before age of 20 for club + country:Ronaldo (92) Kylian Mbappé (64)Neymar Jr (48) Sergio Aguero (44) Wayne Rooney (43) Lionel Messi (27) Cristiano Ronaldo (20)Still 70 days before Mbappe turns 20. pic.twitter.com/j2N0odQCrb— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) October 11, 2018How many career goals do you think Kylian Mbappé will be able to score by the time he retires? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. VCom3D signed its first contract with the US Army last summer to provide 260 of the “VCommunicator” gadgets for US troops in Iraq. The devices were deployed last month.The military is hoping that the devices will help to improve communication between soldiers and locals in the midst of a shortage of interpreters in Iraq and Afghanistan.The VCommunicator is kind of a “hacked” i-Pod; its “playlists” are different military scenarios, and its “songs” are phrases in MP3 format. The device contains several megabytes of Middle Eastern voice files, including a menu of languages such as Iraqi Arabic, Pashtu and Dari. Choosing a phrase involves two steps: first, soldiers click on the type of mission, such as vehicle checkpoint, interrogation, patrol, or raid. Then, each mission program displays numerous phrases relevant to the situation. When soldiers click on a phrase, the device displays an animated figure that repeats the phrase in accents and demonstrates gestures that are specific to the culture.Soldiers can use the VCommunicator both as a learning device and to actually conduct operations. For example, at a security checkpoint, it can be connected to a megaphone and a large TV screen to communicate to oncoming vehicles. In urban search missions, it can be hooked up to a small mobile speaker to talk to individual people.To ensure the accuracy of the device, Vcom3D consulted with a large network of linguists and other cultural experts when writing and testing the content. The company double-checked the pronunciation, idiom, context, meaning and other nuances of the various languages.Vcom3D explains that, while the translator can´t substitute for real interpreters and doesn´t provide the sophistication of real-time voice-recognition translation systems by companies such as IBM, the VCommunicator may have a practical advantage. It´s lightweight, simple to use, and can be learned in just a few hours.After trying “cumbersome and ineffective” translation devices, the Army sees the potential of the new commercial gadget, and hopes that it will help overcome a major communication barrier.Via: Orlando Sentinel A company from Orlando, Florida, is hoping that its new i-Pod-based translator will be easier to use and more practical compared with more sophisticated translators, especially for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Explore further VCom3D´s VCommunicator Citation: I-Pod-Based Translator Provides Words, Dialects, Gestures (2007, December 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-12-i-pod-based-words-dialects-gestures.html Vcom3D’s iPod translator device is a valuable tool for U.S. soldiers
Share Disney announces brand new ship, Star Wars resort and more at D23 Expo << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8Next Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Bob Chapek, Chairman, Disney Parks And Resorts (Disney/Image Group LA) .ANAHEIM — It was a weekend of major announcements for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, which unveiled an array of exciting new developments at D23 Expo 2017 in Anaheim, California.Most surprising was the announcement of a seventh ship to Disney Cruise Line’s fleet. Last year, Disney announced plans to build two new ships at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany with scheduled completion dates of 2021 and 2023. The seventh ship will be built at the same shipyard and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.(Disney/Image Group LA)“We decided two ships wouldn’t be enough all of the exciting new experiences we have been dreaming up to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level with immersive Disney storytelling, world-class family entertainment, and imaginative innovations that are fantastically fun and uniquely Disney, said Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “By the time all three new ships are sailing, we’ll have nearly doubled the size of our existing fleet.”All ship names, design plans and itineraries are still in development. Each ship will be powered by clean-burning liquefied natural gas and be the same size – approximately 135,000 gross tons with about 1,250 guest staterooms planned, which is slightly larger than the newest Disney Cruise Line ships, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.Mark Hamill at D23 EXPO (Joshua Sudock/Disney Parks).During Chapek’s presentation, he also revealed the name for the new Star Wars-themed lands: ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’. The lands will first open at Disneyland, followed shortly by a second, identical location at Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. Both are expected to open in 2019 and will feature many characters from the films, including BB-8, Chewbacca and Kylo Ren. But it was the droid Rex that received the biggest applause from the audience; Rex may serve as a DJ at a cantina in Galaxy’s Edge, said Chapek.Star Wars-themed luxury resortThe chairman also announced a Star Wars-themed luxury resort at Walt Disney World, which he says is “100% immersive”. Chapek did not announce an opening date or if construction is ongoing.Other new attractions at Walt Disney World (Florida) include:Guardians of the Galaxy. Fans of ‘Mission: SPACE’EpcotExciting plans here include a new Ratatouille-themed attraction at the France pavilion, and a brand new E-ticket attraction based on Guardians of the Galaxy. Fans of ‘Mission: SPACE’ will soon experience a new Green Mission, which will take guests on a tour around the world, as well as an updated Orange Mission, making the trip to Mars even more spectacular. Plus, a new restaurant next to Mission: SPACE will be added. Travelweek Group Monday, July 17, 2017 Tags: Disney, Theme Parks & Attractions
<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/296e1/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: G.A In a statement to e-Travel Blackboard, British Airways said they were troubled to hear that Shane Warne experienced poor flight service, but did not offer an official apology.“We pride ourselves on the quality of service we give the 33 million people who choose to fly with British Airways every year [and] are concerned to hear about this apparent lapse on a recent flight,” British Airways said.Infamous for a string of text messaging scandals, the former Australian cricketer once again caused controversy with instant messaging technology.Warne used a barrage of Twitter posts to declare his abhorrence of a British Airways flight from Heathrow to Las Vegas last week.He condemned the captain, the crew, the craft and even the bad breath of his seat mate amid the odd interjection of Wimbledon and World Cup commentary.Travelling to Vegas as representative for online poker site, Triple 8, the former star bowler used his Triple 8 Twitter account to vow he will never travel British Airways again – except for his flight home.“I hate British airways, way to (sic) arrogant and rude towards people,” Warne tweeted.Catching his first headline in a while away from gossip columns, Warne’s controversial tweeting put him and Triple 8 into the spotlight.With tweets every two to twenty minutes, Warne admonished the crew, although mistakenly believed he was travelling first class, a service not available on direct flights from Heathrow to Las Vegas.
Yesterday, on Palm Sunday, a mere four months after a bomb attack claimed the lives of dozens of Christian worshippers at Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral, two more deadly attacks have occurred at churches in Tanta, north of Cairo, and in Alexandria, claiming the lives of dozens more, and injuring hundreds.Islamic State has claimed responsibility for both attacks, via its affiliate Amaq news agency website.The first attack on St George Church in Tanta, killed at least 27 people and injured at least 78, the Egyptian Ministry of Health said in a statement.A few hours later, a suicide bomber at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria, the historic seat of the Coptic Pope, killed at least 16 people, including three police officers, and injured over 40 people.Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi released a statement condemning the attacks.“The attack…will only harden the determination (of the Egyptian people) to move forward on their trajectory to realize security, stability and comprehensive development.” IMAGE: The scene of the explosion in front of the church in Alexandria [Fawzy Abdel Hamied/Reuters]
Aer Arann and Aer Lingus will commence additional franchise flights to Cork from Manchester this autumn.On October 31st, Aer Lingus Regional, which is operated by Aer Arann, will introduce extra flights to Ireland’s second-largest city from both Manchester and Birmingham, which will effectively double the number of services on each route.From Manchester, two daily flights to Cork will operate seven days a week, which will allow business passengers to spend a full day in the city before flying back to the north-west.Andrew Kelly, Aer Arann’s corporate affairs director, said he is “delighted” to announce the launch of the increased services in the same week that flights to Shannon from Manchester were announced.”The addition of these new services will offer passengers travelling to and from each of these destinations greater choice, flexibility and convenience,” he commented.Last month, American Airlines launched non-stop flights to New York JFK from the north-west airport.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlights to Shannon launched from BristolAer Lingus Regional has commenced direct flights to Shannon from BristolFlights to Dublin launched from Doncaster SheffieldFlights to Dublin launched from Doncaster SheffieldAer Arann to launch additional flights to ManchesterAer Arann to launch additional flights to Manchester
Rubbish bins that allow users to separate what they throw away into different recycling categories have been installed by the Limassol Municipality along the beaches in the Molos area.Fourteen general waste bins and nine recycling bins were placed in three locations along the Akti Olympion Beach: at the square of the old Theodosiou storage area, at Enaerios square, and opposite the GSO.The Limassol Municipality said the bins have been installed as part of efforts to modernise and upgrade the municipality’s services to better serve the public.You May LikeDailyChoicesThese Dog Breeds Are Not Family FriendlyDailyChoicesUndoJobsflagCosco Is Hiring Like Crazy. Average Pay Is $19.79/Hr. They Are An Excellent Company.JobsflagUndo23minutos.comDiscover the secrets of healthy skin23minutos.comUndo Korkolis brings magic to the stageUndoFrom space heroes to artists: women written out of historyUndoMorphou bishop now claims gay men have a ‘nasty smell’Undoby Taboolaby Taboola