JAMPRO Chairman Calls on Producers/Suppliers to Get Involved in Exports

first_img Expo 2013 to be held from October 11 to 13 will showcase a wide range of goods and services Story Highlights The event represents an excellent opportunity to showcase the best of brand Jamaica Expo 2013 will facilitate meaningful interaction between suppliers and institutional buyers Chairman of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Milton Samuda, has called on producers and suppliers to sharpen their innovative edge for participation in the export market.“Beyond achieving the levels of productivity to satisfy the domestic market, the primary goal of Jamaican producers should be to expand production into key export markets.  We desperately need to earn foreign exchange. Profitable businesses earning Jamaican dollars only, should look to earning foreign exchange from overseas markets,” Mr. Samuda emphasised.The Chairman was delivering the keynote address at the official launch of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s 15th biennial trade show, Expo 2013, at the Secrets Wild Orchid Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, on July 29.The three-day expo, to be held from October 11 to 13 will showcase a wide range of goods and services for the local and international markets. It will be staged at the Montego Bay Convention Centre under the theme: ‘Services Globalization … Enabling Business Development’.Mr. Samuda said that companies which do not compromise on quality and demonstrate excellent supply chain reliability will form stronger and more sustained business linkages with buyers.“This again is in keeping with the ethos of planning big and embraces Jamaica’s export sector as a critical component of the engine for national growth. In fulfilling its mandate to stimulate, facilitate and promote the development of trade in key sectors of the economy, JAMPRO will continue to provide practical support,” the Chairman said.“That support consists of a wide range of value-added services for existing and potential exporters, with the aim of increasing their competitiveness and profitability.  Some of these services include: expert trade advice, assistance in becoming registered exporters, obtaining vital market information, and identifying sources of financing to facilitate developmental programmes,” he added.The Chairman pointed out that for the exhibitors who will be participating in Expo 2013, the event represents an excellent opportunity to showcase the best of brand Jamaica’s products and services.“The ‘Buy Jamaica, Build Jamaica’ campaign has long been the mantra of Jamaican manufacturers, but perhaps at no other juncture in Jamaica’s history has support by local consumers and institutional buyers been needed more, to stimulate increased economic activity in the country,” Mr. Samuda said.“It is my hope that Expo 2013 will facilitate meaningful interaction between suppliers and institutional buyers and foster increased exploration of complementarities that will lead to solid business relationships,” the Chairman added.last_img read more

Canso Causeway Reopened Today Jan 2

first_imgThe Canso Causeway has reopened to traffic today, Jan. 2. It was closed on Thursday, Jan. 1, and earlier today, Jan. 2, due to a winter storm and whiteout conditions. Winter conditions continue and whiteouts may develop suddenly. Drivers are advised to proceed with caution. More information on road conditions is available by dialing 511 for provincial highway conditions, or 1-888-432-3233 for local road information. -30-last_img

Le représentant du pape se joint aux dignitaires pour les célébrations Membertou

first_imgL’archevêque Pedro Quintana, nonce apostolique au Canada, fera partie des dignitaires qui viendront célébrer le 400e anniversaire du baptême du grand chef Henri Membertou. « Nous sommes ravis que le représentant du pape au Canada se joindra à nous alors que nous rendons hommage à la vie et à l’héritage de Membertou, renforçons notre foi et célébrons notre culture mi’kmaq, » a dit Deborah Ginnish, directrice générale de la Mi’kmaq Association of Cultural Studies. « La présence de Son Excellence, ainsi que celle de l’archevêque Martin Currie, de l’évêque Brian Dunn et des membres de la Conférence des évêques catholiques du Canada, démontre l’importance de cet anniversaire tant pour le peuple mi’kmaq que pour le Saint-Siège. » L’archevêque Currie, évêque de Grand Falls et St. John’s, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, célébrera la messe en plein air au lieu historique national de Port-Royal le 24 juin, puis au Halifax Common le 27 juin. L’évêque Dunn, du diocèse d’Antigonish, participera également aux deux messes, qui sont offertes aux gens de toutes les cultures et de toutes les religions. « Il s’agit d’une merveilleuse occasion pour les personnes autochtones, non autochtones, catholiques et non catholiques de se réunir et de célébrer notre histoire commune, de reconnaître notre humanité commune et d’apprendre les uns des autres, » a dit Mme Ginnish. En plus des messes célébrées à Port-Royal et à Halifax, les célébrations du grand chef Membertou 400 incluent un programme de cinq jours d’événements éducatifs et divertissants, notamment un village culturel mi’kmaq, des compétitions de danse et de tambour autochtones, des démonstrations interactives et un concert gratuit présenté par Buffy Sainte-Marie, artiste canadienne bien connu et récipiendaire d’un oscar. Le grand chef Henri Membertou, shaman et prophète mi’kmaq, a été la première personne autochtone à être baptisée dans le territoire qui deviendra plus tard le Canada. Son baptême a non seulement établi une alliance de quatre siècles entre le peuple mi’kmaq et l’Église catholique, mais il représentait aussi le désir des Mi’kmaq d’établir des relations pacifiques avec les nations européennes et préparait le Canada a devenir une nation multiculturelle. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur les célébrations du 400e anniversaire du baptême du grand chef Membertou, consultez le www.membertou400.com.last_img read more

Sonia demands independent probe in Lanka

“The plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka is close to our hearts. Our support for equal rights and equal protection of the laws to them has been unwavering since the days of Indiraji and Rajivji. Congress president Sonia Gandhi today demanded an “independent and credible” inquiry into the violation of human rights in Sri Lanka even as she refused to comment on key UPA ally DMK withdrawing support to the government at the Centre, the Press Trust of India reportedVoicing her pain and anguish over the “denial of legitimate political rights” to Sri Lankan Tamils, Ms. Gandhi dwelt at length on the issue at the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting in Delhi. “We are most pained at the manner in which their legitimate political rights continue to be denied to them. We are anguished by reports of unspeakable atrocities on innocent civilians and children, especially during the last days of the conflict in 2009,” she said. “I have nothing to say now”, Ms. Gandhi said when asked about the pull out by DMK. read more

Millions of natural disaster deaths could be averted by better preparedness –

The report – Reducing Disaster Risk: A Challenge for Development – prepared by a team of internationally recognized specialists led by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), is the most extensive study ever published of global trends in exposure, risk and vulnerability, UN experts say. It links vulnerability directly to poverty – “the real killer.” It analyzes global data from the past two decades and concludes that better planning backed by systematic risk analysis could avert much of the death and destruction caused by natural disasters in poor countries. “In a sense, this report is arguing that there is nothing natural about these disasters,” said Andrew Maskrey, co-author of the report and chief of UNDP’s Geneva-based Disaster Reduction Unit. “The impact of disasters can be sharply reduced if governments make an effort to reduce risk before a disaster happens, rather than rush to respond after the damage has been done.” Over the past two decades, 1.5 million people died in earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tropical storms, droughts and other “natural disasters,” yet with better preparedness many if not most of these lives could have been saved, according to the study. On average natural disasters cause 184 deaths per day, mainly in poor countries even when the incidence and intensity are the same as in wealthy nations. The report’s newly developed Disaster Risk Index provides clear proof of the link between poverty and vulnerability to such disasters, noting, “The real killer is poverty, not the forces of nature.” Only 11 per cent of the people exposed to natural hazards live in poor countries, but they account for more than 53 per cent of the total recorded deaths. The study urges governments to develop better understanding of the depth and extent of disaster hazards, use the best available risk analysis, incorporate such risks in regulatory procedures and include risk assessment in development planning. During the past two decades the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) had the highest annual per capita death rate from disasters (606 per million), followed by Mozambique (328), Armenia (324), Sudan (275) and Ethiopia (273), according to the study. The economic impact of these disasters can be devastating for populations living on the margins of society. In the 1990s, they set back development by $660 billion but the majority of these losses were concentrated in wealthier countries. read more

Afghan pride in football victory shows way forward toward normalcy – UN

“There is clear progress in vital elements underpinning Afghanistan’s transition processes,” the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Ján Kubiš told the Security Council in a quarterly briefing on the work of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) set up in 2002 to help the country on the road to peace and development following decades of war and factional fighting. “At the same time, challenges persist in the security and narcotics sectors in particular,” he said, presenting Mr. Ban’s latest report on the country. “Considerable challenges remain and the situation is volatile, but efforts are on track.”Mr. Kubiš, who heads UNAMA, called Afghanistan’s 2-0 victory over India in the South Asian Football Federation Championship earlier this month “an historic achievement.” “In a display of national unity and national pride the streets filled with dancing, flag-waving crowds,” he said. “Following decades of war which devastated the country’s institutional and social fabric, the South Asian Football Federation Championship win was a welcome sign of Afghanistan’s gradual return to normalcy and success on the international stage.”Turning to the challenges ahead, he said Afghan security forces capabilities are not yet fully developed nor completely sustainable, even though the army and police have shown “courage and increased capability in rising to the challenge of security transition.”He cited estimates by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), due to leave at the end of next year, that international support will be required for at least the next five years in enabling entirely independent operations.Security incidents have increased over the past year, although not to the record levels of 2011, with a campaign of bloodshed by anti-Government elements targeting Afghans – both in uniform and civilians – including in previously calmer districts. They have however failed to achieve a significant military victory, Mr. Kubiš said. Turning to the political front, he stressed that a stable leadership transition through next year’s elections is paramount, with candidates articulating clear visions and avoiding appeals to narrow ethnic or factional interests on a level playing field that includes equal access to State resources, as well as balanced media coverage. UNAMA is charged with supporting the elections, slated for 5 April, 2014, to choose a new leader to replace President Hamid Karzai, who will not be seeking re-election due to term limits.The election will mark a transfer of power from one elected Government to another for the first time in Afghanistan’s history, and elections for the National Assembly will be held in 2015.On narcotics, “a key problem in Afghanistan and beyond,” Mr. Kubiš noted that though there was a reduction in cannabis cultivation in 2012, higher yields still saw increased production. “I am extremely concerned at assessments that this year will see a significant rise – yet again – in opium cultivation and a continuing drop in ‘poppy-free’ provinces,” he added, calling for counter-narcotics to be mainstreamed into agricultural policy by providing farmers with access to markets for other crops. Afghanistan is already by far the largest centre of opium in the world.Mr. Kubiš stressed that increasing humanitarian needs due to increased population displacements sparked by heightened uncertainty and violence will require more stable and flexible funding that will allow a rapid response to humanitarian crises. There are now half a million internally displaced persons (IDPs), over 100,000 of them driven from their homes in the first seven months of the year.In his report, in which he expressed concern over the deteriorating security situation, Secretary-General Ban urged “early confidence-building” before commencing formal peace talks between the Government and its fundamentalist Taliban and other opponents.“Any talks should be inclusive and should be accompanied by early confidence-building steps aimed at reducing levels of violence, notably around the elections and the increased safety and security of Afghan civilians who have suffered the effects of the conflict for too long,” he wrote.“The United Nations supports an inclusive Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and I would encourage all efforts that ensure it starts soon.” read more

Coast Guard helicopters stand down mission due to severe weather

first_imgTHE IRISH COAST Guard had to stand down a mission last night that was to assist a man on a Spanish fishing vessel who was suffering chest pains off  the west coast of Ireland.The Coast Guard was first tasked just after 8.30pm last night and the Sligo helicopter was sent, with another helicopter accompanying it for cover as it was 100 miles off the coast.The mission could not be completed because of the severe weather at sea and so it was stood down last night.A Coast Guard spokesperson said the fishing vessel has now arrived off Castletownbere in Cork where the fisherman is being assessed to determine whether he needs to be transported to hospital.Read: Woman airlifted from Kerry mountain in ‘atrocious’ Stephen’s Day conditions>last_img read more

IBM brings home crown for most US patents for 20th year in

first_imgBack in 2002 IBM was awarded 3288 patents, making it company that had the most patents that year, and for the tenth year in a row. Fast forward to 2012, and IBM still reigns supreme, being granted 6478 patents over the course of the last year. The 2012 win makes for the  20th straight year that IBM has been awarded more patents than any other entity. Samsung and Canon trailed IBM, placing second and third.Around 70% of the patents awarded to IBM came from within the US, while the rest came from research centers in other countries, like Japan, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Israel, while new labs in Brazil and Kenya aim to raise that foreign influx of patents.As you might expect from a pool of over 6000 patents, the areas they cover are extremely diverse. One of the patents awarded to IBM in 2012 covers the use of GPS to predict traffic patterns, while another focuses on remotely monitoring and changing power usage on an electricity grid. Another patent focuses on making precise answers to natural-language questions, which is tech IBM uses in Watson, its artificial intelligence computer system.The general populace most likely hasn’t heard much from IBM in a while, but the licensing of its patents alone generates around $1 billion a year in revenue. IBM spends around $6 billion a year on research and development, and has been awarded more than 67,000 patents since 1993.Though IBM was awarded the most patents this year, that 6,478 mark is only a fraction of the total patents the US Patent and Trademark Office issued — a grand total of 253,155.Manny Schecter, IBM chief patent counsel, says that the company’s intellectual property strategy reflects its business strategy, and considering this is the 20th year in a row the company has pulled down the most patents, it would be difficult to disagree.More at IBMlast_img read more

Police investigating death of teenage boxer after amateur bout

first_imgPolice investigating death of teenage boxer after amateur bout The young man received medical treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital. Image: Shutterstock/Pavel L Photo and Video Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article POLICE IN THE UK are investigating the death of a 17-year-old boxer who died shortly after an amateur match.The teenager from Ripley – to the north of Derby – died shortly after the bout, according to a statement from Derbyshire police.According to the force:We were called to the Post Mill Centre at South Normanton at 10.17pm yesterday after the youth had collapsed in the ring. Mar 25th 2017, 6:19 PM We are extremely saddened by this and would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the person involved in this terrible and shocking incident. http://jrnl.ie/3306841 The young man had been given medical treatment by professional medics at the match, which was continued by paramedics, but he was pronounced dead on arrival at Kingsmill Hospital.A post mortem examination to determine the cause of his death and a formal identification will take place in the next few days, police said.At this stage there don’t appear to be any suspicious circumstances – but police are appealing to people who were at the event and who may have footage to contact them.A statement from the Board of English Boxing, the governing body, said:It is with great sadness that the Board of England Boxing, the governing body for boxing in England, can confirm that a boxer died last night following a bout at an England Boxing sanctioned event in Derby. 1 Comment 17,082 Views Share6 Tweet Email1 Image: Shutterstock/Pavel L Photo and Video The Board of England Boxing has set-up an investigation to establish the facts of what happened and will provide an update when we know more. By Daragh Brophy We are also asking all of the England Boxing coaches, officials and volunteers that were present on the night to co-operate with the police investigation and assist the authorities in any way they can.Read: ‘Job done’: UKIP’s only MP has quit the party >Read: Ireland’s longest rope bridge is opening in Kerry > Short URL Saturday 25 Mar 2017, 6:19 PMlast_img read more

House Senate wait for other to act on conference committees

first_imgRep. Mike Chenault, R- Nikiski, talks to reporters April 13 during a House Minority press availability. On Monday, Chenault asked for the House majority to name conference committee members for Senate Bill 26. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The Legislature appears to be stuck.Listen nowThe House and Senate haven’t named members to the conference committees that would meet to resolve the two chambers’ differences.Until that happens, the fate of the state’s budget remains uncertain.The Legislature’s agenda remains light for this week, although the Senate Resources Committee has introduced its own version of oil and gas tax legislation and the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on a bill to reintroduce an income tax.It remains to be seen how the House and Senate will go about negotiating compromises.The Senate wants a more limited agenda – with a focus on the budget and to the Permanent Fund bill.Majority-caucus senators feel this will help finish the session faster.The House majority feels that all of the committees can continue to do work while the conference committees meet.There have been differences between the two chambers throughout the session.The House has passed 47 bills, the Senate has passed 24. It’s the first time in 24 years that there’s a Democratic speaker, so House members may see a new opportunity for some bills.House Minority Whip and former Speaker Mike Chenault said on Monday that the majority should name members to a conference committee on the bill that would make changes to Permanent Fund earnings.“If there’s a reason or strategy why the majority is waiting to name the conference committee for Senate Bill 26, the minority in this body and the public deserve a sound reason,” Chenault said.Chenault decided against pushing further, and Speaker Bryce Edgmon didn’t publicly address the point. But House Rules Chairwoman Gabrielle LeDoux pointed out that the Senate majority hasn’t named members to a conference committee on the budget.last_img read more

1200 dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

first_imgDengue infected patients are seen hospitalised at the Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 2 August 2019. Photo: ReutersHospitals across the country admitted 1,200 new dengue patients in 24 hours till Tuesday morning with reports of at least three people, including two children, dying of the mosquito-borne disease in three districts.The deaths were reported between Monday night and Tuesday morning from Dhaka, Lakshmipur and Khulna. The deceased were Parash, 4, from Noakhali, Rasel, 32, of Gopalganj; and Samia, 8, from Dhaka.The steep decline in the number of new dengue cases indicates an improving situation. On Monday, the government said 2,093 patients were hospitalised with the disease.Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque attributed the steep decline to the increased awareness of people.Bangladesh has been struggling to tackle the dengue outbreak for over seventh months. Since January, 44,471 people were hospitalised, according to the Directorate General of Health Services. Of them, 36,884 had made full recovery.Currently, 4,115 patients are undergoing treatment at 40 government and private hospitals in the capital. Another 3,432 patients are being treated at hospitals outside Dhaka.The densely-populated capital city has been at the centre of the outbreak. Most of the dengue cases have been recorded here. The city corporations have been facing much criticism for their failure to control the outbreak as panic spread among people.The steady inflow of new patients at hospitals put tremendous pressure on the already overwhelmed medical system. Many hospitals opened special wards for the new patients while some others accommodated the patients on corridors.Although the government has so far confirmed 40 deaths, the unofficial estimates suggest a higher death toll.3 die of dengueFour-year-old Parash died on Monday night while he was being taken to Noakhali General Hospital after being diagnosed with dengue on Saturday morning.Morshed Alam Hiru, pediatrician at Lakshmipur Sadar Hospital, said he suggested taking the boy to Noakhali General Hospital. “He died around 10pm,” Hiru said.Rasel died at Khulna Medical College Hospital in the early hours of Tuesday, two days after being hospitalised, Civil Surgeon Abdur Razzak said.Meanwhile, eight-year-old Samia died at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital (ShSMC) on Tuesday morning. She was hospitalised on 10 August.Samia died at 6:30am.Currently, 407 dengue patients are being treated at the hospital and 165 of them are children.last_img read more

Square Enix gets Dragon Quest X MMO running on a tablet

first_imgOne of the biggest names in gaming next to Pokemon in Japan is Dragon Quest. But we’re lucky to get just some of the Dragon Quest games ported for release in the west. The Nintendo DS certainly helped and saw a number of the older game re-releases launched, but the last console game we got to play was Dragon Quest VIII for the PS2.Dragon Quest X moved from being an RPG to an MMO, and has seen a release (in Japan) on both the Wii (2012) and Wii U (2013). Will we ever see it in the US and Europe? MMOs aren’t exactly doing great at the moment unless they carry the name World of Warcraft (and even that is faltering) or are free-to-play, so it seems unlikely. Also launching an MMO isn’t cheap, which ups the risk massively, and a 70 minute install doesn’t help, either.There is some hope, though, because Square Enix has teamed up with Japanese telecom company DoCoMo and carried out a conversion of the game for mobile devices. As you can see below, a DoCoMo dtab tablet is being used to connect to a server and play the MMO.Again, it’s just for Japan at the moment as far as I can tell, but launching an MMO for mobile devices is going to be a lot cheaper than targeting the Wii U in the west. There’s also a much larger market over here for playing on such devices (compared to the Wii U installed base at least). So maybe it will give Square Enix the incentive it needs to carry out a translation, and they could also use it to test the company’s new focus on free-to-play.last_img read more

Paper plane photo exhibition takes flight in Barrio Amón

first_img“Foto Conquista en Vuelos de Papel” Luna Lin asks visitors toher photo exhibition in Libros Duluoz to test their boundaries and explore. The exhibition titled “Foto Conquistos en Vuelos de Papel” (Photo Conquests on Paper Planes) shows photos from her travels superimposed on to the pages of a French copy of the book “1492.” Naturally the book is about Christopher Columbus and conquering the New World, as well as the quest to push the limits of the known world.Like many travelers, Lin learned about foreign lands – both fictional and real – in books she read growing up. Her camera lens became a way for her to conquer those lands and experience an outside world first introduced to her through literature. In the exhibit, paper planes – made from the pages of “1492” and with a cutout of Lin’s head pasted to the top of each aircraft – are strung up across the center of the indie bookstore in downtown San José. The planes lead to the 100 images mounted on the walls of Libros Duluoz.Some photos show silhouettes of animals while others capture bustling metropolises. Lin also clipped out words from “1492” and chained them together to describe the exhilaration that comes from travel (and reading, too). Photos were not limited to major cultural sites like New York and China, but also she included images from Costa Rica. Explore anywhere and everywhere, Lin said.She spoke with The Tico Times about her first solo exhibition. Excerpts follow:On why she chose a book about Christopher Columbus to print her images:The book that I had is in French and called “1492,” obviously the year implies discovery, travels. It talks about the voyages of Christopher Columbus and the conquest, and it’s more pronounced.I didn’t conquer places, I conquered mostly pictures. Through the lens, I am able to steal situations, moments, places, time, etc. The book more than anything is discovery and adventure and what one experiences through travels.On how “1492” helped support her project:I chose the book because I owned it and the texture of the pages is exquisite, and with aging, it has a very pretty color. It gives ideal support for photos and for hanging them on the wall without having to resort to more expensive frames or materials, and it is a book that allows me to use all recycled materials.On how she chose the photos in the exhibition:Most of the photos are from recent trips. … There is one from six years ago, only one from a trip to China. I believe some people mistake it with photos from Chinatown [in San José]. … There are photos of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, also there are photos from Costa Rica. Here is the INS building with the barbed wire, … they are not only photos of foreign lands.On the exhibition’s message to visitors:How wonderful it is to travel, what one learns and discovers, that’s what I enjoy. There are certain things that one wants that you cannot buy. My form of taking them is with a photograph.“Foto Conquista en Vuelos de Papel” runs through Sept. 18 at Libros Dulouz in Barrio Amón (Avenida 7, Calles 3 and 5). For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/libros.duluoz. “Foto Conquista en Vuelos de Papel” Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

Record visitor numbers hit Gold Coast

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H Kirra Beach, Gold Coast A record 11.6 million travellers visited the Gold Coast for the year ending March 2011, although visitor spend was down 4.8 per cent on the year before.According to figures from the new Gold Coast Tourism Quarterly Update, domestic overnight visits rose 7 per cent to 3.4 million, whilst daytrip visits grew a whopping 33.4 per cent to 7.4 million.The strong upturn in the domestic market stands in contrast to international visitor arrivals however, with guest numbers from overseas falling 5.5 per cent on the year before to 783,000. Worryingly, international expenditure decreased by 16.1 per cent, with the report citing reduced discretionary spend and shortened stays as the main reasons for the decline.    Visitor numbers from Japan and New Zealand fell the furthest, dropping 15.7 per cent and 9.2 per cent respectively, whilst China restored some parity, recording a 4.2 per cent increase in numbers to121,000. Room occupancy in the region experienced year-on-year growth of 1.7 per cent, with January achieving a year-high figure of 78.9 per cent. Meanwhile, Gold Coast Airport exceeded five million passengers for the first time in a calendar year, recording an all-time monthly record 558,600 travellers in January. last_img read more

Tourism to reap benefits of Ellens visit TTF

first_imgHer trip to Australia may have only lasted six days, but Ellen’s visit to Australia is set to boost the country’s tourism over the coming years, according to Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF) acting chief executive Trent Zimmerman.Arriving in Sydney from Los Angeles on 22 March 2013 as part of a Swisse Wellness and Qantas initiative, Ellen spent six days filming various segments for her TV show, which is expected to reach up to 16 million people in 23 countries.Although the visit lasted less than week, Mr Zimmerman said her visit will be a bonus for tourism, with exposure creating enormous value.“It’s worth far more than paid advertising,” he said.”It’s an audience which trusts her endorsement – primarily educated women who are doing well who strongly influence their families’ travel decisions.”Ellen is the second TV talk show host to bring her show over to Australia, with Oprah making headlines during her 2011 visit.Think Ellen’s visit will be a great coup for tourism?  Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J. Ellen’s trip to have a lasting impression of Australia’s tourism industry. Image: Twitter- MoGoSheeks99last_img read more

Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett and his team are riding high after a thrilling 20-18 win over the New England Patriots. Now 2-0, the Cardinals are starting to look like a playoff contender. “I just want to get into the playoffs. Last two years going home in January ain’t been cool,” Dockett said. “My whole focus is trying to get this team in the tournament. If we can get in the tournament, anything can happen.” D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Dockett feels that selfless play by the defense is what makes his team work. He claims he is “sacrificing everything for the team right now” and “not a guy on this team is thinking selfishly.”“If a guy had one tackle and we win a game, be happy with that one tackle,” Dockett. “That is just another step closer to what we are trying to get in January and February.”Dockett said he has confidence in everyone he lines up with and always has. “I think Rod Graves has done a great job at getting the right guys in here, guys that really want to play football and really want to win,” Dockett said. One player it may have been easy to lose confidence in is running back Ryan Williams, who fumbled the ball in a key situation and nearly cost the team the game. However, Dockett said that he was glad the something like that happened to Williams because it gives him a chance to learn. “He might be in that same exact situation this week where we have to get him the ball. I can almost guarantee that he is going to hold on to that ball next time,” Dockett said. “I guarantee that is going to be in the back of his mind for the rest of his career.” 0 Comments   Share   center_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter LAN Airlines has lau

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >LAN Airlines has launched its special sale with return economy airfares starting at AU$1299 (including taxes) to Santiago, Chile, the gateway to South America.Australians planning their 2016 adventures can take advantage of this incredible deal between 27 November and 11 December 2015. Flights are valid for travel between 1 April and 30 October 2016, the perfect time to experience the enigmatic energy of Salvador, get lost in the wonders of the Amazon jungle, or chill out in Colombia’s Caribbean.In addition to this offer, travellers can also book flights from Melbourne to Argentina’s seductive city Buenos Aires, via Santiago from just AU$1399 or from Sydney through to Lima, South America’s culinary capital in Peru or Brazil’s famous Rio de Janeiro from just AU$1599.This diverse region is now more accessible than ever with LATAM Airlines Group offering the largest network and unparalleled connectivity throughout the region. LAN Airlines offers daily flights from Sydney to Santiago on board its next-generation fleet of 787-9 aircraft, with onward connections to over 115 destinations including favourites and emerging favourites: Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Venezuela, Uruguay and Brazil.These South American destinations and many more are also accessible via Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns, Hobart, Perth and Darwin.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

PHILADELPHIA – Michelle Obama will be joined by a

first_img PHILADELPHIA – Michelle Obama will be joined by a lineup of celebrities when she honours Philadelphia students for their pursuit of a college education or career in the military at College Signing Day.Wednesday’s event in Philadelphia is the fifth College Signing Day she’s hosted.A long list of celebrities is set to join the former first lady at Temple University, including actors Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and singers Camila Cabello, Ciara and Janelle Monae.Obama has hosted College Signing Day events in New York in 2016 and 2017, in Detroit in 2015, and in San Antonio, Texas, in 2014.The event celebrates high school seniors choosing to pursue higher education, either at a professional training program, a community college, a four-year college or university, or the military. FILE – In this May 12, 2017, file photo, former first lady Michelle Obama smiles while speaking at the Partnership for a Healthier American 2017 Healthier Future Summit in Washington. The former first lady will be joined by a lineup of celebrities when she honors Philadelphia students for their pursuit of a college education or career in the military for College Signing Day. The event Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Philadelphia is the fifth College Signing Day she’s hosted. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) by The Associated Press Posted May 1, 2018 10:49 pm PDT Last Updated May 2, 2018 at 12:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Michelle Obama, celebrities to fete kids heading to collegelast_img read more

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streets are a tough thing. rumors spread that Lamers, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Ultimately, lemon2 tablespoons flaxseed oilBlend the cabbage, I’m supposed to be just hitting the western suburbs of the Twin Cities region.

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo will support candidates that believe in restructuring Nigeria and ready to carry all sections of the country along. Abba Anwar. Particularly in the practice of party politics. However. read more