Katy Perry And Staples Make Roar Happen For Teachers

first_imgStaples, Inc. is teaming up with global pop music superstar Katy Perry to “Make Roar Happen” and celebrate and support teachers during the back-to-school season.Katy Perry poses with students and teachers from local LA elementary schools at the Staples Make Roar Happen press conferenceCredit/Copyright: Matt Sayles/Invision for Staples/AP ImagesStaples is building on its long history of supporting teachers, students, and education by donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has helped fund more than 450,000 classroom projects for teachers and impacted more than 11 million students.To encourage teachers, parents and students around the country to ‘Make Roar Happen’ Staples will become the presenting sponsor of the North American leg of Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour, which resumes on June 22 in Raleigh, N.C.“‘Make Roar Happen’ with Katy Perry builds on Staples’ commitment to teachers in a new and engaging way,” said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president, North American stores and online marketing, Staples. “With music that inspires people worldwide, Katy Perry is a powerful voice to encourage people to ‘Roar’ and recognize teachers for their impact both inside and outside the classroom. Our $1 million donation will help teachers supply their classrooms just in time for back to school.”“I’m glad to partner with Staples on my Prismatic World Tour to raise awareness and funds for DonorsChoose.org, and to remind my fans that a small gesture can make a large impact on the very basic materials classrooms need for teachers to help students reach their full potential,” said Katy Perry.A recent Staples survey revealed that 75% of parents of teen students believe a lack of school supplies is a significant challenge for schools today. Most teachers spend an average of $408.71 of their own money each year to provide supplies and materials for their classrooms. Staples’ customers are invited to ‘Make Roar Happen’ and help their local teachers by donating $1 to DonorsChoose.org at their local Staples store or online at www.staples.com/makeroarhappen. Donations will be used to fund classroom projects in the community where the donation was made.“We so appreciate the tremendous support from Staples, its loyal customers, and Katy Perry, helping teachers and students across the country,” said Charles Best, Founder and CEO, DonorsChoose.org. “The hard work and dedication teachers provide should not come at their own expense. The ‘Make Roar Happen’ campaign is an incredible vehicle to help fulfill the classroom dreams of teachers and students.”Win A Trip to Meet Katy PerryBeginning on June 25, fans will have a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles to meet Katy Perry and attend her concert on Sept. 19 at the Staples Center by entering the ‘Make Roar Happen’ Video Sweepstakes. Everyone is invited to create videos ‘Roaring’ about their educational goals, inspirational teachers, or how education has positively affected their lives. To enter, upload your ‘Roar’ video at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen. Entries must be submitted before 11:59 PM ET on Sept. 3, and participants must be 18 years or older. Participants are encouraged to share their videos on their social channels using the hashtag #MakeRoarHappen. See official rules at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen.Win Tickets to see Katy Perry The Prismatic World Tour Presented by StaplesCustomers who spend $10 or more at any Staples store will receive a unique code(s) based on the total amount spent. Code(s) will be provided on their store receipt to enter online at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen for a chance to win two tickets to a concert in the U.S. portion of the Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour Presented by Staples. To win tickets, participants must enter the code on their purchase receipt from June 1 to Sept. 25 at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen. See official rules at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen.last_img read more

Attawapiskat chief hopes Trudeau visits Cree community after private Shoal Lake 40

first_img(Shoal Lake 40 on the Ontario, Manitoba border has been under a boil water advisory for 17 years)APTN National NewsThe Chief of Attawapiskat says he hopes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will also visit his community in Ontario’s James Bay region following a stop in Shoal Lake 40 for a Vice documentary video shoot.Trudeau is scheduled on Thursday to visit Shoal Lake 40, an Ojibway First Nation on the Manitoba-Ontario border that was cut off from the mainland 100 years ago to allow for the construction of an aqueduct to supply fresh water to Winnipeg.Shortly after attaining power, the federal Liberal government announced it would be funding a $46 million all-weather road for Shoal Lake 40. The Manitoba government and the City of Winnipeg are also funding part of the project.For 17 years the First Nation, which was left on an artificial island, was under a boil water advisory while the water that severed it from the rest of the province filled the drinking glasses of Winnipeg.Vice issued a press release Wednesday trumpeting the event, billing it as Trudeau’s “first-ever visit” to a “remote First Nations reserve.”While the struggle of Shoal Lake 40 became a national issue, Trudeau’s visit to the community is off-limits to all media except for Vice which arranged the event for the planned documentary.The Prime Minister’s Office’s public notice of Trudeau’s itinerary said the prime minister’s visit to Shoal Lake 40 was a “private” event.Attawapiskat Chief Bruce Shisheesh, whose remote, fly-in Cree community has been gripped by a suicide crisis, said he was glad to see Trudeau visiting First Nations, especially Shoal Lake 40.Shisheesh said he hoped the prime minister would also visit Attawapiskat.“I would like to invite the prime minister to Attawapiskat because the youth would love it,” said Shisheesh.A widely circulated photo that emerged in midst of the crisis which began April 9 showed a list drawn up by Attawapiskat youth of things they would like to see in their community.One of their requests was a visit by the prime minister.Shisheesh said Attawapiskat is still struggling with suicide. Just this month, there have been 46 suicide attempts in the Cree community, he said. There are about 32 youth who are currently at a high risk of suicide.“I worry about them,” said Shisheesh.He said a visit by Trudeau would leave a deep impact.“This prime minister would deposit good things in their heart,” said Shisheesh.Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett and NDP MP Charlie Angus visited Attawapiskat last week. Bennett said the government would fund the construction of a youth centre and bring youth from the region to visit Ottawa.Trudeau has also tweeted his support for Attawapiskat youth in the midst of the crisis. In one tweet, the prime minister singled out Amy Hookimaw, 13, who wrote a widely circulated Facebook post about youth in her community who felt that nobody cared.The PMO’s decision to allow only one media company access to the prime minister’s visit to Shoal Lake 40 came under fire from reporters and others on Twitter.@JustinTrudeau Please explain why only @vicenews can cover your Shoal Lake trip. Frankly, this looks bad. #cdnpoli #indigenous #journalism— Daly de Gagné (@DalydeGagne) April 28, 2016 For media who aren’t included in the @VICELAND_ca documentary, just get on a plane and go Shoal Lake. See what happens. Report THAT.#cdnpoli— Susan (@smithjosephy) April 28, 2016In response, a Liberal government spokesperson defended the decision tweeting: ‘The government of Shoal Lake 40 and the PMO mutually agree on the nature of the visit but it’s Shoal Lake 40 that controls access to reserve.’Trudeau is expected to arrive in Shoal Lake 40 on a helicopter.Attawapiskat sits about 500 kilometres northeast of Timmins, Ont.Shoal Lake 40 sits about 276 kilometres slightly southeast of Winnipeg.new@aptn.calast_img read more

Central African Republic UN agencies scalingup aid amidst more displacement

Wrapping up a two-day visit to the country, UN World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Director for West Africa, Denise Brown, said the UN agency is committed to scaling up operations, “The presence of the international humanitarian community in CAR in full force is extremely important.” The CAR – which has been marked by decades of instability and fighting – witnessed a resumption of violence last December when the Séléka rebel coalition launched a series of attacks. A peace agreement was reached in January, but the rebels again seized the capital, Bangui, in March, forcing President François Bozizé to flee.The recent fighting has further eroded even the most basic services in the country and exacerbated an already dire humanitarian situation affecting the entire population of 4.6 million people, half of whom are children. Currently, 1.6 million people are in dire need of assistance, including food, protection, health care, water, sanitation and shelter.Speaking at UN Headquarters in New York today, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos said she hoped a high-level meeting on CAR being held next week on the margins of the General Assembly’s General Debate would provide the political and financial support for relief aid and rebuilding the country’s institutions.“We have seen over the last couple of weeks, increased violence, a lot of people being killed but we thought there was an opportunity given how fragile the country had become for the international community to really make a difference,” she added. Security incidents are still reported in the capital, Bangui, and across the country, and crime remains a major threat with the humanitarian community increasingly a target of looting and attacks by armed groups, according to WFP.During the visit, Ms. Brown met with beneficiaries some 400 km northwest of the capital Bangui. She spoke to displaced people, many of them women, who had walked for days with their children in search of a safe place, leaving everything behind.“We are at a critical time in the country when support is immediately required,” Ms. Brown said, also highlighting the need to access areas of insecurity. In meetings with President Michel Djotodia, Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye, and members of the transitional government, WFP said that Ms. Brown stressed security guarantees for WFP and its partners so they can safely carry out food assistance programmes. Brown also met Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Babacar Gaye, and with Humanitarian Coordinator Kaarina Immonen and partners to underscore the importance of the international community’s involvement, as well as education as priorities for CAR.Staring next month, the UN agency said it plans to provide emergency school meals at schools that will reconvene. Many will remain closed and teachers are absent due to security reasons. “The first day of school is around the corner. We have got to get the children back in school but we need security and conditions that allow parents to send their children to school in confidence” said Ms. Brown. “We need to do more, invest in education and nutrition and jump start the economy in this country”.In Bossangoa, some 300 km northwest of Bangui, an inter-agency mission with the UN Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), UN Children’s Agency (UNICEF), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), WFP and partners arrives to asses the extent of the displacement.“People they met spoke of multiple abuses by both sides in the conflict, including murder, rape, and torture,” UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards told journalists in Geneva. He said heavy clashes had been reported between Saturday and Tuesday between unidentified armed groups around Bossangoa and Bossemblele, 150 km northwest of Bangui. “People told us that those who returned to their villages had to flee again, and spoke of arbitrary arrests, kidnappings, extortion and illegal taxation by armed men,” the UNHCR spokesperson said.The fighting appears to have subsided but situation remains tense, according to the UN agency. It continues to provide aid kits consisting of tarpaulins, blankets, sleeping mats, kitchen sets, jerry cans, buckets, soap and hygienic kits to women and girls in the area, as part of distribution to some 3,000 recently uprooted people. read more

Syrias protection of cultural artifacts only piece of good news amid rubble

“The damages to museums is less important than it would have been otherwise because of this preventive action, which of course we praise and consider very, very important,” said Francesco Bandarin, Assistant Director-General for Culture at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).Briefing journalists in New York, Mr. Bandarin said the preservation of the cultural artefacts is “the only piece of good news” in safeguarding the heritage of the country which is ripped apart by the civil war which since March 2011 has killed more than 100,000 people and driven 8 million from their homes, with 2 million of them seeking refuge in neighbouring countries.He acknowledged that no one from UNESCO has been able to verify that the National Directorate of Antiquities and Museums in Syria (DGAM) transported the contents nor speak of their current state or safety, but a presentation by DGAM Director Maamoun Abdel-Karim was “convincing enough.” The presentation was part of a UNESCO organized meeting this past summer in Paris, attended also by the Joint Special Representative of the UN and the League of Arab States for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi who last week got the anti- and pro-Government sides to sit at the negotiating table for the first time. “The situation in Syria is not only dominated by the conflict,” Mr. Bandarin said, “but also the loss of control of territory by local governments.”The instability is “lethal” for cultural heritage opening the door to illegal excavations in archaeological sites.“This has happened everywhere, all the sites in Syria, from the ancient Sumerian city of Mari to city of Ebla,” Mr. Bandarin noted citing two of 12 sites which are being considered for admission to the agency’s World Heritage List. They also include the site of Apamea on the Orontes River which is “completely destroyed” by “thousands and thousands of illegal diggings.”“A site has a value not only for the monuments that are destroyed but also for the values of the objects in the ground,” Mr. Bandarin said. “And when this is lost, the scientific value of the site is clearly, clearly compromised.”Syria already has six sites inscribed to the World Heritage List: the ancient cities of Aleppo, Bosra and Damascus, ancient villages of northern Syria, Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din, and the site of Palmyra. To curb the destruction, UNESCO has launched a three prong project, funded so far by 2.5 million euros from the European Union, to create a database of Syrian works; to fight illicit trafficking with support from INTERPOL, local police and customs officials; and to raise awareness of the cultural artefacts and the dangers of their trafficking among the local and international communities, as well as refugees.In response to a journalist’s question about the premiere of a new movie focusing on the preservation of cultural heritage, ‘The Monuments Men”, Mr. Bandarin said he hopes the movie, which deals with attempts to save paintings and other cultural artefacts from destruction and looting during World War II, will bring the issue to the forefront, “Sometimes Hollywood is more powerful than all the UN put together in raising this attention.”Also today, UNESCO announced the completion of an emergency mission to launch rehabilitation of the Islamic Arts Museum of Cairo after a blast on 24 January brought down walls of buildings housing both the Museum and the National Library at Bab el Khalq. The UN agency sent representatives to Egypt on 30 January to evaluate the damage done. “Despite the shocking first impressions of destruction inside and outside the building, the Mission recorded that the structural stability of the building seems not to have been endangered,” the Paris-based UN agency reported.As for the Archive Museum of the National Library at Bab el Khalq, “most of this damage can be quite easily cleaned and restored, but this will take many months of work.” read more

Geek deals 32 off Dell S2230MX 215inch Ultraslim 1080p LCD Monitor

first_imgMonitors these days run the gamut, from a washed-out, low-resolution bargain basement 17-inch relic to 30-inch beasts that cost more than your computer (or several computers for that matter). Having been on the user-side of some real pieces of…work, I can’t stress enough the importance of a quality display for anyone who spends a lot of time on their PC. That’s not to say that everyone needs a 30-inch WQHD display, but a quality display (or two) can make a huge difference in your work and play.This ultra-slim LCD from Dell has all the right specs at an even better price. It starts off with lots of pixels, serving up Full HD 1080p (1920×1080) resolution to ensure you have plenty of screen real estate to get your multi-tasking on. All those pixels are lit-up by an energy-efficient LED backlight, which also helps keep the profile down to a slim 2.34-inch thickness. You can hook up most any device to the S2230MX with its included VGA and DVI-D cables. An HDMI adapter is included for those newer computers and game consoles.While it may not matter much to your average office worker, the S2230MX is one of relatively few monitors that can boast an arsenic and mercury-free design. That combined with the LED backlight and power saving features earns this monitor “green” stamps of approval from Energy Star and EPEAT.The best thing about this deal, though, is its price. At only $149.99 shipped, the S2230MX is cheap enough to upgrade that dusty first-gen LCD on your desk, or even make the step to two (or three!) monitors. Once you go multi-monitor, you never go back!Visit LogicBuy for the Dell S2230MX 21.5-inch Ultra-Slim Monitor deallast_img read more

When we first came in there was a rota for bringing food

first_img Niamh Kelly at the 2019 John West Féile launch. Image: Sam Barnes/SPORTSFILE “Even this year, I find that we’ve the most exposure to ladies football that we’ve ever had. It’s brilliant.“You could see it in the All-Ireland final last year like, Cork and Dublin, there was a huge crowd — 51,000 nearly. Even the year before when we were playing Dublin — nearly 47,000. That was unreal.“Running onto Croke Park and so many people screaming and shouting, you couldn’t even hear your team-mates beside you. That’s the dream. That’s a motivating factor for us to try and get back there again.”While the Moy Davitts star and her sister, Grace, have been spearheading the Mayo resurgence, they’re also two of the many who have been at the forefront of this movement of sorts in ladies football over the past few years.They’re flying the flag, and absolutely honoured to be.“It’s brilliant. Even five years ago, there wasn’t half as much done. It’s exciting to be part of that movement and to see the change from when we came in first to now. By Emma Duffy Niamh Kelly at the 2019 John West Féile launch. https://the42.ie/4599388 Share Tweet Email1 Monday 22 Apr 2019, 3:15 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article ‘When we first came in, there was a rota for bringing food. We used to pay to come to training’ Mayo captain Niamh Kelly on how far ladies football has come, and her side’s resurgence in 2019. 47,560 Views center_img Image: Sam Barnes/SPORTSFILE 5 Comments Updated Apr 22nd 2019, 3:15 PM 2019, THUS FAR, has been a year of resurgence for Mayo.While they were in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons last year, Peter Leahy’s charges are happy to focus on football this year, using their energy on playing the game at hand and enjoying it in doing so.“It was difficult and emotional but we have to put everything to bed and focus on the year ahead,” as captain Niamh Kelly told The42 before the league kicked off.They seem to have done that so far anyway, picking up some decent results and blooding some exciting new talent en route to retaining their top-flight status for 2020: their number one aim from the off in Division 1 of the Lidl Ladies National Football League.Perhaps a highlight of it all was running back-to-back All-Ireland champions Dublin close at HQ. A thrilling match from end-to-end, Mick Bohan’s kingpins were given a major scare — but they eventually came from behind to win.“When you come to Croke Park, there’s always going to be big hype about it,” Kelly smiles a few months on, looking out on the very turf at the 2019 John West National Féile launch.“You want to go out and perform as best as you can. We prepared well for that game. A lot of girls got games. We were winning in the first half but we ran short in the second half — they had super subs that came on.“Look, it was great to be here and to play another game in Croke Park.”Back once again after their 2017 All-Ireland final loss to the same opposition. That soon comes up in conversation as we chat about the changes 23-year-old Kelly has seen across the board in ladies football since joining the Westerners’ senior panel.Everything is on the up. The sport has come on leaps and bounds over the past few years. The profile, standard and interest have all risen tenfold.“Huge, yeah,” she smiles as she thinks of the vast improvements. “ Lidl and TG4, and 20×20 the new campaign, all the work that they’ve done behind the scenes… they’ve just constantly been at it. It’s shown. Facing Dublin last year. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO “I remember when we first came in, we were put on a rota for bringing food to training. Each week someone would have to bring sandwiches, I remember bringing Capri Suns and jellies and all that.“We used to pay to come to training. We’d have this little kitty where we’d put €2 in for every training session. Students would put in a euro and then workers would put in €2 or something. That just shows…“That would go towards our gear, any team bonding or anything like that.”It’s great now, she grins, listing the many improvements. Elverys and the new Mayo ladies gym get specific mentions, which all bodes well for the future in the West.A teacher by trade, Kelly is living and working in Dublin. She teaches in an all-boys school and they’re all mad for football, so it works out brilliantly. Grace lives nearby, and is also teaching in the capital.They meet up to train during the week along with fellow star forward Sinead Cafferky, while another pod do so on the southside. Then it’s home to Mayo at the weekend, and the entire squad also convene in Moate mid-week. Niamh’s sister, Grace. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHOWith many sisters fighting on the field of play, Niamh and Grace seem to get on like a house on fire, expertly linking up and causing havoc for defences across the length and breadth of the country.Likewise, they’re best friends and as close as ever off the pitch. No rowing, no bitching so.“That’s behind closed doors!” she giggles, but then picks up as expected. “Me and Grace, yeah, we’d get on very well. We’re both in Dublin and we’re travelling up and down to Dublin all the time so it would be awful if we didn’t get on!“Ah yeah, Grace is doing well. She’s flying in the forwards there with Rachie [Kearns] beside her. There’ll be competition now with Sarah [Rowe] trying to get her position back as well. It’s great, there’s a lot of opportunities there up for grabs.”That there are, and captain Kelly’s keen to grab them with both hands.With a 10-week training block until the Connacht final against Galway ahead, the focus switches back to the club scene to get more minutes of league football under the belt.“It’s nice to go back to your club as well,” she concludes. “That’s what you need now.“Especially when you’ve a break of 10 weeks. Everyone needs game time. As well as the hard [county] training, everyone needs actual game time. That’s what you’re playing at the end of the day.”And why. Loving every minute of it, she is.Gavan Casey and Murray Kinsella are joined by Andy Dunne to preview the Champions Cup semi-finals and all the week’s news on the latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly: Short URL Source: The42 Rugby Weekly/SoundCloudSubscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Subscribe Apr 22nd 2019, 7:31 AM last_img read more

Asus compte tripler ses ventes de tablettes en 2012

first_imgAsus compte tripler ses ventes de tablettes en 2012L’objectif de l’année prochaine pour Asus est de vendre entre 3 et 6 millions de tablettes, soit le triple de ce que le fabricant taïwanais a vendu en 2011. Asus relèvera t-il le défi qu’il s’est lui-même imposé ? Celui de vendre trois fois plus de tablettes tactiles en 2012 que l’année précédente, soit des futures ventes de 3 à 6 millions d’exemplaires, rapporte DailyActu. À lire aussiMicrosoft : une tablette Xbox Surface de 7 pouces ? S’il est ambitieux, le fabricant taïwanais semble principalement compter sur sa nouvelle tablette tactile Asus Eee Transformer Prime pour écraser la concurrence, plutôt coriace. En effet, il en faudra pour bousculer Samsung et le leader Apple, avec son iPad (dont la version 3 est susceptible d’arriver également l’année prochaine). Pour ce faire, Asus, qui roule déjà avec Google et son Android, pourrait embarquer dans ses tablettes le système d’exploitation Windows 8 de Microsoft, ce qui aurait le mérite de diversifier l’offre. Le succès espéré sera-t-il au rendez-vous ? Seul l’avenir nous le dira.Le 27 décembre 2011 à 14:07 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

At Least 9 Great White Sharks Spotted by Researchers Off Cape Cod

first_imgStay on target Cue the Jaws theme. Researchers have confirmed at least nine sightings of great white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts since Monday.Researchers from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries saw most of the sharks, measuring up to 12 feet long, about two miles off the coast of Wellfleet. Watch: Great White Shark Feasts on Dead Whale in Cape Cod BaySurfer Lands on Massive Shark, Gets Bitten at Beach in Florida center_img A pair of great white sharks were tracked using the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy shark-tracking app, Sharktivity, on Monday morning, according to MassLive.One of the shark sightings was confirmed by the organization as “Ashley Grace,” a previously tagged white shark. She was least seen near Cape Cod, and measured 12 feet long.(Photo Credit: Atlantic White Shark Conservancy)Scientists are doing field work with a research vessel and with the help of a spotter pilot on Cape Cod Bay. They are gathering numbers and looking at shark hunting and feeding habits in hopes that more knowledge will help keep people in the Cape safer.“The [sharks] were not close to shore,” said Greg Skomal, senior fisheries scientist with the state Division of Marine Fisheries, told the Boston Globe.Skomal told the newspaper he was surprised by how many sharks they saw in the bay. “We have not worked in Cape Cod Bay before so I didn’t know what to expect,” Skomal said Tuesday. “We suspect that we’re going to continue to see as many and more this season.”The peak season for sharks is about a month away and the researchers observed no seals, Skomal noted.Watch: This Wetsuit Could Protect You From SharksMore on Geek.com:Watch: Florida Fishermen Swim Alongside 30-Foot Whale SharkPhotos: Sharks Swim Feet Away from Unsuspecting BeachgoersWatch: Sheriff’s Helicopter Spots 15-Foot Great White Shark in Californialast_img read more

Over 2 Billion in tourism earnings to date

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMontego Bay, Jamaica, December 16, 2016 – Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says Jamaica has recorded more than US$2 billion in earnings from tourism, so far, this year.Addressing a breakfast event to launch the 2016/17 winter tourist season at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay on Wednesday (December 14), Minister Bartlett said the money was earned from the spending of more than 3 million visitors to the island.  “Last year, 3.7 million of them came here and spent US$2.56 billion.  We expect by the end of this year to be closing in on four million visitors and we expect to surpass the earnings (from last year) by a significant percentage. Right now, we’re running at 5.9 per cent and we could very well get to six per cent on the earnings of last year,” he said.Meanwhile, Minister Bartlett announced that the Tourism Service Excellence Programme (TSEP), which recognises and rewards outstanding workers in the sector, will return next year.  The awards ceremony, held in association with the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), will be staged on March 4 at the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall in Montego Bay.Minister Bartlett said TSEP, which has been revamped, forms part of a strategic marketing effort to highlight Jamaica’s outstanding service standards.  He noted that the prominent position that Jamaica holds in the international marketplace, and the numerous awards that the country has won, are due to the hard work and dedication of the tourism workers.  “We want to ensure that our high service standard never falls, but, instead, want to see it improve. This is why we are focusing on recognizing and rewarding our top service providers,” he noted. TSEP was first staged in 2008. The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo #MagneticMediaNewscenter_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for youlast_img read more

Miami Beach commission approves minimum wage raise

first_imgMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – The Miami Beach City commission unanimously approved an ordinance establishing a city-wide minimum living wage increase.The ordinance, which was first proposed by Mayor Philip Levine and co-sponsored by all six city commissioners, will take effect January 1, 2018, and gradually increase over four years until 2021. The minimum living wage will be first set at $10.31 and will increase over four years to $13.31.The new minimum wage will apply to all workers employed in the City of Miami Beach and those covered by the federal minimum wage.“Miami Beach is known worldwide for taking on its challenges with meaningful solutions,” said Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine in a statement. “Today, my colleagues joined me in passing legislation that addresses the growing gap between wages and the cost of living in South Florida by establishing a minimum living wage for our community.”In 2004, Floridians voted to approve a constitutional amendment allowing municipalities to set a higher minimum wage than the state to reflect the higher cost of living in certain parts of the state.“I am proud of our city for leading the way in reversing the trend that makes Florida a high cost, low wage state,” Levine said. “Cities throughout the United States have passed similar local minimum wage ordinances, and the evidence shows the positive impact they have had on the local economy. My sincere hope is that Governor Scott and Tallahassee will partner with communities like Miami Beach who have a higher cost of living and need to establish our own minimum wage so we can grow our economy and workforce.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Hunters Assist States Movi Surveillance Efforts

first_imgProviding specimens from the field, hunters from around the state helped the department collect laboratory samples from more than 330 Dall sheep, 110 mountain goats, 100 caribou, and 100 moose, according to a release from the DF&G. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has expanded their efforts to learn more about Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae, or “M.ovi,” thanks to statewide hunters. The department back in July asked hunters to provide the heads of any Dall’s sheep, mountain goat, or Delta bison harvested, as well as the heads of certain moose, caribou, and muskoxen populations so that samples could be taken. Director Bruce Dale: “Hunter cooperation is crucial to our efforts to learn more about M.ovi distribution and prevalence in multiple species statewide. We’re really still at a starting point, and the more we discover about M.ovi in Alaska the more we realize how much we have yet to learn.” Of the samples collected this fall from hunters, road kills, and department wildlife research projects, more than 800 have gone to the USDA Agricultural Research Services Laboratory with 375 of those having also been submitted to the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Pullman, Washington.center_img Specific Dall’s sheep and mountain goat populations are the focus of multi-year monitoring to assess the impact of M. ovi, and the department is conducting research to improve future surveillance efforts. M.ovi, a bacterium that can cause respiratory diseases in big game animals such as Dall’s sheep. The samples will be analyzed and the department will provide updates as results are completed.last_img read more

Particles selfassemble into Archimedean tilings

first_img 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. Programmable disorder: Random algorithms at the molecular scale Particles self-assemble into these networks, which produce Archimedean tilings when lines are drawn between the particle centers. Credit: Stephen Whitelam “The simplest way of tiling a plane is to cover it with triangles, or with squares, or with hexagons. These patterns are called the Platonic or regular Archimedean tilings. Other authors have shown that particles with certain geometric properties—with sticky patches at certain angles—can spontaneously form the networks that are equivalent to these tilings, meaning that if you draw lines between particle centers, then the picture you get looks like a tiling. “The next simplest way to cover a surface is with combinations of two or three regular polygons, and these patterns are called the semi-regular Archimedean tilings (often just Archimedean tilings). Other researchers have used simulations to show that particles with the correct geometry alone probably can’t self-assemble into such structures. My work confirms this fact, but shows that what does work is if the particle interactions are chemically specific, meaning that the sticky patches only stick to certain other sticky patches. In this way, particles avoid making lots of binding mistakes, and manage to find their way to the correct structure.” Interestingly, chemical selectivity is also used to control the interparticle interactions among biological particles, such as proteins and DNA.”One aspect of this result is already widely known: researchers who use DNA nanotechnology routinely use DNA-mediated chemically specific interactions to make structures as complex or more complex than the Archimedean tilings,” Whitelam said. “What surprised me is 1) that you need this strategy even for the Archimedean tilings (among the most simple regular structures), and 2) that all you need is this strategy (that is, chemical specificity is both ‘necessary and sufficient’). I wanted to emphasize this fact because it did not seem obvious to me that one should need chemical specificity to make the networks equivalent to the Archimedean tilings.”Whitelam expects that the minimal positive design strategy should also work for self-assembling particles into other types of arrangements besides Archimedean tilings. The ability to self-assemble particles into various patterns could provide a tool for fabricating future nanoscale devices. “Researchers would like to be able to control the patterns of molecules on surfaces for several reasons,” Whitelam said. “One is that if you can control what sits on a surface and how it is organized then you can influence the chemical and physical properties of the surface. Another is that networks in two dimensions can be used to ‘host,’ or position, other molecules: imagine putting particles (such as metal nanoparticles, potentially useful in next-generation electronics devices) in the pores of the networks. It is important to be able to control the relative positions of such particles; being able to assemble any of the Archimedean tilings, or indeed any network you desired, would be a good way of doing this.”In the future, Whitelam plans to work with other scientists who come to The Molecular Foundry at Berkeley Lab, which is a US Department of Energy User Facility for nanoscience. “My aim is to build on this work in order to collaborate with Foundry Users—scientists who come to the Foundry to do collaborative nanoscience—who make DNA-linked particles,” he said. “We would like to work out how to design such particles in order to make new nanostructures ‘to order.’ Explore further More information: Stephen Whitelam. “Minimal Positive Design for Self-Assembly of the Archimedean Tilings.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.228003 Stephen Whitelam, a researcher at the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has published a paper on the minimal positive design strategy for self-assembling Archimedean tilings in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.Previously, researchers have successfully self-assembled particles into Platonic tilings, which are simpler arrangements consisting of regular periodic arrays of a single shape, such as squares, triangles, or hexagons. To do this, researchers use a strategy called positive design, in which the desired structure is promoted based on the particle geometry. When the particles are combined and cooled, they spontaneously self-assemble into Platonic tilings due to a variety of underlying chemical, physical, and thermodynamic interactions.Self-assembling particles into the next-simplest arrangement, Archimedean tilings, is much more difficult. Archimedean tilings are composed of two or three different shapes, and only one type of vertex (so if you zoomed in on the intersection points, they would all look the same, having the same angles in the same order). There are eight types of Archimedean tilings, and the new design strategy can construct all eight of them.The novel aspect of the new design strategy is the “minimal” element, which refers to chemical selectivity. Whitelam found that if you identify all of the interparticle interactions involved in a desired arrangement, and then select particles with only those interactions and no others, then under a simple cooling protocol the particles will self-assemble into the desired structure. The “positive” aspect of the strategy is that it works by promoting the desired structure, and does not require suppressing all of the many possible undesired structures.The simulations also showed that, if chemical selectivity is not accounted for, then particles do not self-assemble into the Archimedean tilings, showing that the chemical selectivity is critical to realizing these structures. “The results show that you need ‘chemical specificity’ of interactions to self-assemble certain simple, regular structures,” Whitelam told Phys.org. “I wanted to write a paper about the amount of ‘information’ that you need to ‘program’ into a particle in order to allow it to self-assemble, in the presence of many copies of itself, into a desired structure. (Phys.org)—For the first time, researchers have simulated particles that can spontaneously self-assemble into networks that form geometrical arrangements called Archimedean tilings. The key to realizing these structures is a strategy called minimal positive design, in which both the geometry and the chemical selectivity of the particles is taken into account. The process has applications in molecular self-assembly, which could one day be used to build a variety of nanoscale technologies. © 2016 Phys.org Citation: Particles self-assemble into Archimedean tilings (2016, December 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-12-particles-self-assemble-archimedean-tilings.html Journal information: Physical Review Letterslast_img read more

Sangers Sequencing Service Market to Witness a Healthy Growth with a

first_imgSangers Sequencing Service Market Sanger’s Sequencing Service Market by Application and End User: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2013-2025.The market was valued at $192 million in 2013, and is projected to reach $1,085 million by 2025, at a CAGR of 14.2% from 2018 to 2025.Sangers sequencing service market for biomarker and cancer application is projected to exhibit significant growth in the near future, owing to increase in scope of research in oncology & biomarker discovery and surge in prevalence of chronic diseases such as, cancer.Sangers Sequencing Service Market Growth: The growth of the Sangers sequencing service market is driven by factors such as increase in the usage and applications of sanger’s sequencing, especially in oncology research, diagnostics, reproductive health, and others. Furthermore, the market for sanger’s sequencing services has witnessed tremendous growth in the recent years, due to upsurge in demand for this technique in genomics, transcriptomics, and other life science-related research areas.Download Sample PDF Brochure of Sangers Sequencing Service Market at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/request-sample/4611Sangers Sequencing Service Market Leading Players: The report provides extensive competitive analysis and profiles of key market players such as Source BioScience, GenScript Biotech Corporation, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., LGC Science Group Limited, Fasteris SA, CeMIA SA, Quintara Biosciences, GenHunter Corporation, GENEWIZ, Nucleics, SciGenom Labs Pvt. Limited, and Microsynth AG. Inc. The other players in the value chain (not included in the report) include Laragen, Inc. and StarSEQ GmbH.The key drivers of the global sanger’s sequencing service market are surge in technological advancements, especially microfluidic sanger’s sequencing and rise in the number of collaborations & partnerships to promote the use of DNA sequencing in hospitals & research centers. In addition, heavy inflow of investment in R&D activities has facilitated the propagation of sanger’s sequencing services, thereby providing lucrative opportunities for the market players. However, concerns related to accuracy & standardization and dearth of skilled professionals hamper the market growth.Do Purchase Enquiry at: https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/purchase-enquiry/4611Sangers Sequencing Service Market Segments: sanger’s sequencing has the potential to precisely differentiate between the genetic variations and facilitate the generation of potent biomarkers for medicine and disease diagnosis. In addition, low sequencing time, concise protocol length, and rise in cost of sequencing have increased its usage in biomarker discovery and cancer. The global biomarker & cancer sanger’s sequencing service market is expected to reach $390 million by 2025.Among the different end users, academic & government research institutes nearly occupied one-third share in the global sanger’s sequencing service market in 2013. This is attributed to the fact that sanger’s sequencing services have the capability to provide precise genomic information without the high costs associated with other methods of sequencing.The United States was the leading revenue contributor to the global market in 2013, occupying nearly half of the total market share owing to high adoption rate of technologically advanced Sanger sequencing services. However, China is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 17.2% from 2018 to 2025, owing to increase in disposable income; surge in research, development, & innovation activities; and growth in awareness of sanger’s sequencing.Key Benefits for StakeholdersThis report entails a detailed quantitative analysis of the current market trends from 2013 to 2025 to identify the prevailing opportunities along with strategic assessment of global Sanger’s sequencing service market.Sanger’s sequencing service market size and market estimations are based on comprehensive analysis of the applications, end users, and developments in the industry.In-depth analysis based on region assists to understand the regional market and the strategic business planning.The development strategies adopted by key market players are enlisted to understand the competitive scenario of the market.Learn More at: https://www.openpr.com/news/1695068/Sangers-Sequencing-Service-Market-Create-a-New-Milestone-1-085-million-By-2025-with-Key-Players-Source-BioScience-GenScript-Biotech-Corporation-Thermo-Fisher-Scientific-and-More.htmlAbout Us:Allied Market Research (AMR) is a full-service market research and business-consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based in Portland, Oregon. Allied Market Research provides global enterprises as well as medium and small businesses with unmatched quality of “Market Research Reports” and “Business Intelligence Solutions”. AMR has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain.We are in professional corporate relations with various companies and this helps us in digging out market data that helps us generate accurate research data tables and confirms utmost accuracy in our market forecasting. Each and every data presented in the reports published by us is extracted through primary interviews with top officials from leading companies of domain concerned. Our secondary data procurement methodology includes deep online and offline research and discussion with knowledgeable professionals and analysts in the industry.Contact:David Correa5933 NE Win Sivers Drive#205, Portland, OR 97220United StatesUSA/Canada (Toll Free):+1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141UK: +44-845-528-1300Hong Kong: +852-301-84916India (Pune): +91-20-66346060Fax: +1(855)550-5975help@alliedmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Skinhead lesbian House candidate attacks Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez

first_imgA state House candidate in Maine hurled slurs at survivors of a mass school shooting, calling one of them a ‘skinhead lesbian’. GAYSTARNEWS- Emma Gonzalez, Parkland’s gun control activist honored with LGBTI awardRight-wing host threatens to sodomize Parkland shooting survivorBisexual Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez targeted by viral Twitter hoaxRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/skinhead-lesbian-state-candidate-attacks-parkland-survivor-emma-gonzalez/ Leslie Gibson is the sole candidate running for House District 57 in Maine. He took to Twitter to criticize two of the main people pushing for gun control after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last month.The February 14 mass shooting left 17 students dead and their peers calling for stricter gun control in the US.One of the most outspoken activists is Emma Gonzalez who Gibson called a ‘skinhead lesbian’. He also said her activism was unwarranted because she was in a different part of the school when the shooting happened.‘There is nothing about this skinhead lesbian that impresses me and there is nothing that she has to say unless you’re a frothing at the mouth moonbat,’ Gibson wrote.Moonbat is a term used for someone with extremely left-wing political views. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img Leslie Gibson (L) called Emma Gonzalez a ‘skinhead lesbian’. | Photo: Twitter/@gibson_house & Facebook/Equality Florida Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… One of Leslie Gibson’s abusive tweets. | Photo: TwitterIn his Twitter tirade, Gibson also called Parkland student, David Hogg a ‘bald faced liar’. He did not like Hogg’s comments alleging the NRA’s Dana Loesch ‘owns’ Congressman through campaign donations.‘Hogg doesn’t get a pass when he blatantly lies,’ Gibson wrote.Backtrack and apologyGibson who had 84 followers on Twitter apologized for his comments and deleted his account.‘I would like to extend to you my most sincere apology for how I addressed you. It was wrong and unacceptable,’ Gibson wrote on Twitter.‘You are doing work that is important to you. I would like to extend my hand in friendship and understanding to you.’Gonzalez receives LGBTI awardGonzalez is bisexual and the head of her school’s Gay-Straight Alliance. She was honored this week for her work on gun control.Equality Florida awarded Gonzalez and her peers the Voice for Equality Award.‘It is for us a combination of the oppression faced in the LGBT+ community, being students who are told to listen rather than to speak, the unsatisfyingly short periods of time in which we are allowed to be our true selves, and a million other reasons, that have contributed to us jamming our feet into the door of the media and and refusing to stand back in this time of senseless tragedy,’ she said in her acceptance speech.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

10 Survival Tips For Teachers At School

first_imgWhen the year begins, there is usually so much focus on kids going to back to school and the essential guides for them to survive school life and adjust into a routine but what about the teachers? Who is looking out for the temporary guardians of all these children that walk in and out of school every day? Teachers, we’ve got your back, here are some survival tips for the year ahead.Don’t Panic! Keep calm and breathe easyKids that are returning from the holidays can be handful if not a complete nightmare, and since teaching guides don’t preach this enough: deep breathing will be essential to maintaining your cool in any heated situation. Whenever there’s a moment of stress, take a deep breath, count to five, exhale and resume teaching. A dramatic exit needs a dramatic outfitMany teachers in South Africa have one essential superiority over school children that they often overlook, you don’t have to wear a uniform. While this may be a small victory, the right outfit will ensure that when you make a dramatic exit from a class, it is memorable.Celebrate the little victoriesWhether it’s a child who has achieved higher grades because of your extra help or a new sports or cultural club that you have started, always remember to pat yourself on the back or do a little victory dance for the small achievements that often go unnoticed. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Death stares and eye rolls can be louder than wordsAsk Michelle Obama or mothers everywhere, death stares and eye rolls can save you from many sticky and confrontational situations. All you have to do is think of the phrase you would normally respond with to an adult but replace it with an elaborate eye roll or death stare that cuts through the noise of the class and gets your point across. Keep the tension from parents at bayParents have a habit of inserting themselves into every situation that they children find themselves in school and sometimes it’s unwarranted. Subtly remind them of their roles and your role as a teacher without facing a disciplinary hearing and you’ll be fine.Don’t feel guilty about treating yourself after a heavy dayWhether it’s reading a book you’ve been waiting for or watching your favourite TV series with ice-cream in hand, going out with friends or enjoying a glass of wine in the evenings after a long day at school, doing something for yourself daily is essential to keeping a level head.Stand your groundLearning to say no and standing your ground will ensure you don’t drive yourself off the cliff at school. Just say no to too many school commitments, awkward favours from other teachers, questions from students and anyone who takes liberties with your kindness.Feng shui your classroomYou’re going to spending so much time there anyway, you might as well add a little personal touch to your classroom to make yourself comfortable. Add a small chill corner for yourself, some extra seating, decorations and things from home that will give you a more comfortable classroom.Let the music playMusic has a way of taking the blues away. Begin the day with your favourite jam and put on some music during breaks just to take the edge of. It works wonders.Have FunSchool doesn’t have to be a drag, it’s as fun as you make it so go ahead, enjoy it.last_img read more

Food and Fútbol Learning from the Netherlands

first_imgRelated posts:US company in Iowa churns out 100 cloned cows a year Awaiting a court decision, anti-GMO activists gain symbolic ground US updates import requirements for tomatoes, gluten-free products Government approves $1 million in aid to farmers affected by unusual weather conditions In terms of landmass, the Netherlands is smaller than Costa Rica. Yet it is a key global player in food production. The agriculture and food industry – farming plus agribusiness – generates 10 percent of the value of the Netherlands’ economy, and it employs roughly 10 percent of Dutch workers. In terms of percentages, these figures aren’t very different than Costa Rica’s. However, in absolute terms, the value of agri-food production in the Netherlands is greater than Costa Rica’s entire gross domestic product.With only 40,000 square kilometers, the Netherlands is the world’s second largest food exporter, surpassed only by the United States, whose territory is 200 times larger. It is the world’s top exporter of onions, and it exports 25 percent of the world’s tomatoes. People live well in the Netherlands. Their per-inhabitant GDP is five times greater than Costa Rica’s, and the percentage of the population who live in poverty is less than half that of our country.From these statistics, one can infer that the belief that a country whose economy is strongly linked to agriculture must be underdeveloped is a mistaken one. It also shows that a country doesn’t need large expanses of territory to be a global food provider.The Netherlands opted many years ago to bet on an agricultural economy driven by innovation and added value. It has one of the most advanced agri-food research systems in the world, led by Wageningen University in close coordination with other research centers in food, nutrition and technology. Thanks to the Dutch system of innovation, their farmers have developed sustainable and efficient production processes and systems, with productivity that is five times greater than the European average and that generates more than 600,000 jobs. The processing industry is one of the world’s most important – just think of their famous Dutch cheese as one good example.This bet by the Dutch, backed by the government and its institutions and centered in a highly productive private sector, is based on such values as long-term vision, organization, coordination and discipline.These values are clearly reflected in other aspects of Dutch life, as we’ve seen in the realm of sports. These are the secrets to how such a tiny country has – and historically has had – one of the best football teams on the planet.Costa Rica can, too. The sporting events of recent days, where our national football team played toe-to-toe with the powerful Dutch team, reflects a process led by Professor Pinto in which these values are applied by players on and off the field. Those values were the keys to success.Just as our Sele accomplished this in sports, if we apply to our agriculture and food industry the values of long-term vision, organization, coordination and discipline, and set our sights on an agriculture based on innovation and added value where the government, the private sector and academia move forward together, we will achieve greater levels of well-being for all our people.Luis Felipe Arauz Cavallini is Costa Rica’s minister of agriculture and livestock. Costa Rica’s defender Cristian Gamboa, in white, vies with the Netherlands’ forward Arjen Robben – aka the Flying Dutchman – during a quarterfinal football match at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 5, 2014. Gabriel Bouys/AFP Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Google Maps adds landmark Street Views

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Google is making travel irrelevant, snapping up pictures of famous historical landmarks for its online street viewing site Street View.Integrated with Google Maps, Street View offers a panoramic view of images from locations worldwide, Mashable reported.Amongst its newest uploads, Google has added photos of the interior of the Imperial Forum, Coliseum in Rome, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Maria del Fiore and Château d’Fontainebleau.Earlier this year the online search engine also launched Google Art Project, a virtual tour of up to 17 museums across the globe.last_img

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterAPT has announced it will increase touring to Tasmania by 25 per cent in 2016/17 in response to increased demand for the destination amongst Australian guests.Travel agents can now make bookings from the new APT Tasmania Luxury Escorted Land Journeys 2016/17 brochure.Luxury accommodation, dining and APT’s exclusive Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice sightseeing continue to feature heavily throughout the new programme.Guests can choose from five itineraries ranging from four to 12 days in length. Two combine east and west Tasmania, one showcases the east coast and two take central and western routes.According to APT’s Executive General Manager, Global Sales and Marketing, Debra Fox, Tasmania has been on a steady upwards growth curve for the past couple of years: “Tasmania is a destination that’s in demand right now. It is a stunning place to explore and the tourism infrastructure is first class. We’ve had a strong sales season and interest just keeps on growing. So to help our industry partners, we’ve responded by increasing our touring accordingly. Agents trust APT to deliver an unforgettable Tasmanian holiday experience and that’s why they book clients to travel with us time and time again.”APT guests travel through Tasmania in tour groups of no more than 40 people aboard luxury air conditioned coaches, all with reclining seats and on board bathroom.Accommodation includes some of the island’s finest hotels and lodges, including the award-winning Freycinet Lodge and Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. APT’s new touring programme also offers an exclusive stay at Strahan Village, where guests are guaranteed harbour view rooms over Macquarie Harbour.APT’s exclusive Signature Experiences for Tasmania include a visit to the Bridestowe Lavender Estate, a guided tour through the Tarkine wilderness and the chance to dine on the finest Tasmanian fare at a special dinner in Smithton.The most popular tour is the 12-Day Royal Tasman itinerary which includes Launceston, Freycinet National Park, Port Arthur, Hobart, Gordon River and Cradle Mountain. Priced from $5195 per person, twin share, it includes 21 meals, visits to five national parks, the services of an APT Tour Director, airport transfers on the first and last day of the tour, all accommodation, sightseeing and entry fees.APT is offering the choice of three SuperDeals. Book any tour of nine days or longer by 31 July 2016 and save up to $500 per couple. Solo travellers can also enjoy big savings, with APT offering 50 per cent off the solo supplement on selected tours and dates, a saving of up to $725 per person.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Kick start your wanderlust with our destination in

first_imgKick start your wanderlust with our destination inspiration series:The 10 best family city breaks in EuropeTen of the most family-friendly cities in Europe, from Paris to Copenhagen, along with ideal places to take the little ones when you get there.21 cheap countries to visit for a great low cost holidayWe’ve scoured the globe for cheap places to travel, from South Africa to South America, and found 21 beautiful countries to visit on a budget. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a short, cheap holiday in Europe, or planning a low cost backpacking trip in Asia.Travel Trends: Where to go on holiday in 2017We’ve gathered the latest travel insights to bring you the top holiday destinations for 2017 to add to your bucket list this year.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. Bali Kuta 27°C / 80°F Turkey Antalya 15°C / 59°F Mexico Punta Cana 29°C / 85°F Jamaica Montego Bay 26°C / 82°F Maldives Male 27°C / 80°F More holidays in NovemberFrom cultural breaks in Istanbul to Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico, we’ve got plenty more suggestions for where to go in November, whatever the weather.Compare cheap flights using the Everywhere toolNEXT: PREVIOUS: Mexico Cancun 26°C / 82°F Country Average temperature in Novembercenter_img Greece Paphos 18°C / 65°F Beach holidays in NovemberGreece and Turkey are still sunny at this time of year, but the temperatures are much, much milder. In other words, you can sit on a beach – but pack a cardigan. If you’re willing to go the long haul, Jamaica, Mexico and Bali are all sizzling at this time of year. You’ll be sipping something delicious out a coconut shell, thinking about the impending snow back home.City holidays in NovemberDubai is delightful this time of year. It’s perfect for shopping, skyscraper-spotting, and of course – eating. If you’re wanting to keep things European, Athens is around 18 degrees in November. Soak up that history good (and of course, soak up some ouzo, too). READ MORE: ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map UAE Dubai 23°C / 74°F City Where’s hot in November? Top 10 holiday destinations… Egypt Sharm el Sheikh 23°C / 74°F RelatedPay less when you fly – by using the UK’s best-value airportsDon’t you just love the feeling of bagging yourself a bargain flight? And don’t you just hate the charges you have to pay at the airport in order to catch it?EXPIRED ERROR FARE: London to China flights from £178 returnFly from London to Guangzhou or Xi An without spending the fortune! THIS DEAL HAS EXPIRED AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. DO NOT MISS OUT ON FUTURE BARGAINS BY CHECKING OUR SITE.Getting to TwitchCon 2017: Flights to Long Beach, CATwitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, is back with their third annual convention and this time it’s heading to sunny Long Beach, California. Looking for flights to TwitchCon 2017? Then you’ve come to the right place.last_img read more

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