Lure of jobs in Alberta not likely enough to get workers to

CALGARY — A Statistics Canada study suggests the lure of jobs in Alberta’s energy sector probably isn’t enough to convince out-of-province workers to make a permanent move.The study found there were plenty of people moving to Alberta between 2004 and 2009.But figures showed that only one in four people coming for jobs decided to make Alberta their primary residence.They still listed their home province on their tax returns.About three-quarters of the job-seekers were men from British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Atlantic Canada, and half of those were employed in construction and oil and gas extraction.Out-of-province workers accounted for 133,000 of Alberta’s workforce in the peak year of 2008.

Trump rebuffs Kavanaugh impeachment calls after new sexual misconduct report

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump rejected Democrats’ calls for impeaching Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday after a new report that alleged sexual misconduct, encouraging Kavanaugh to sue for libel and suggesting the Justice Department could “rescue” him.At least three Democratic presidential candidates called for Kavanaugh’s impeachment after the New York Times report.The Times essay, drawn from an upcoming book written by the newspaper’s reporters, discussed a previously unreported account of Kavanaugh’s behavior as a freshman at Yale University that echoed allegations against him by former classmate Deborah Ramirez.The new account from former classmate Max Stier describes Kavanaugh pushing his private parts into the hand of a female student at a party, according to the Times piece. The report said the classmate notified U.S. senators and the FBI about the incident, but the FBI did not investigate. The FBI did not respond to a request for comment on the report.“Brett Kavanaugh should start suing people for libel, or the Justice Department should come to his rescue,” Trump wrote on Twitter.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.It was unclear what action the Republican president was advocating the Justice Department take.Kavanaugh did not comment to the Times on Stier’s allegation. The Supreme Court press officers did not immediately return a request for comment.Kavanaugh, a conservative appointed by Trump, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in October after he denied accusations of sexual assault from three women. After acrimonious hearings, the Senate confirmed his appointment to the high court by 50-48 vote, one of the tightest margins ever for a justice.Trump did not mention the Times article but blamed “radical left Democrats” and the “LameStream Media” for going after Kavanaugh. In a series of Twitter posts, he accused Democrats of threatening impeachment to influence Kavanaugh’s opinions on court cases.“They want to scare him into turning Liberal!” he wrote.Three Democrats running to replace Trump in 2020 called for Kavanaugh’s impeachment on Sunday.“I sat through those hearings. Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people,” Senator Kamala Harris wrote on Twitter. “He must be impeached.”“Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are disturbing. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached,” Senator Elizabeth Warren said in another Twitter post.Julian Castro, housing secretary under President Barack Obama, said the new allegation should be investigated.“What’s become clear is that he should be impeached,” Castro told MSNBC. “Based on this new information, that’s certainly what it appears like – that he lied under oath.” (Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Lisa Shumaker) read more

Deere 2Q profit falls on lower demand for farming equipment projects sales

MOLINE, Ill. – Deere reported a 9.5 per cent decline in second-quarter net income Wednesday on lower demand for farming equipment and cut its sales forecast for the year.The company beat Wall Street’s quarterly expectations on both profit and revenue, but the sales outlook weighed on the company’s stock price.With farmer income projected to decline, Deere said sales of its agriculture and turf equipment could fall 7 per cent for the full year. It had projected a 6 per cent decrease in February.The U.S. economic rebound and housing recovery is helping to offset some of the decline in agriculture. The company expects its construction and forestry equipment sales to rise 10 per cent this year.Overall, the company expects a 4 per cent drop in equipment revenue for fiscal 2014. It projected a 3 per cent fall three months ago. For the current quarter, it’s also expecting a 4 per cent decline in equipment revenue.Net income in the most recent quarter fell to $980.7 million, or $2.65 per share, compared with $1.08 billion, or $2.76 per share, in the same quarter a year ago.That was much better than the per-share forecast of $2.47 on Wall Street, according to a poll of analysts by FactSet.Revenue fell 8.9 per cent to $9.95 billion, from $10.91 billion, but that also edged out analyst expectations for $9.63 billion.For the full year, Deere maintained its forecast for net income of $3.3 billion.Shares of Deere & Co., based in Moline, Illinois, fell $1.91, or 2 per cent, to close at $91.70 Wednesday. by The Associated Press Posted May 14, 2014 6:43 am MDT FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2014 file photo, a John Deere tractor is on display behind a man wearing a John Deere cap at the annual Husker Harvest Days agriculture fair in Grand Island, Neb. Deere & Company reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File) Deere 2Q profit falls on lower demand for farming equipment; projects sales drop AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Environmental management of cyanide in mining

first_imgThis Edumine course will be held March 22-23 in Vancouver, Canada. It will augment the technical skills of the participants with regard to all facets of cyanide in its relationship to the environment, humans, and mining. At the same time the courses will provide a knowledge base of sufficient depth to aid those at either operations and/or corporate offices in development of sound cyanide management plans and those contemplating participation in the International Cyanide Management Code for Gold Mining Operations. The course qualifies as formal  Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity … and as credit towards a Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS) from University of British Columbia (UBC).The course will be of particular interest to academics, consultants, agency and regulatory personnel, corporate and operational process and environmental staff, as well as auditors for the new Cyanide Code.The course is presented by Dr. Terry Mudder, a member of the International Mining Editorial Board. He is co-owner of Times Ltd a consulting firm located in Sheridan, Wyoming, USA. He was previously employed as Chief Environmental Engineer and Research Chemist at the Homestake mine and later a partner and corporate consultant with SRK Consulting.last_img read more

HSV to produce performance cars after 2017

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) says it will continue to produce performance cars in Australia beyond Holden’s manufacturing closure in 2017. What cars HSV will actually develop for local customers has yet to be determined. HSV managing director Phil Harding confirmed the performance arm’s intentions to continue producing modified vehicles, just hours after Holden revealed it would be closing its manufacturing operations. HSV is no stranger to re-badging and selling performance versions of Holden’s Astra. HSV currently produces six models which are based on the architecture and underpinnings of the VF Commodore. The modifications undertaken by HSV strictly apply to performance and cosmetic enhancements. HSV’s new top-range model released earlier this year, the HSV GTS, is the fastest, most powerful car produced in Australia. In future General Motors could begin importing right-hand drive Chevrolet variants, such as the Camaro or Corvette, to appease local performance enthusiasts once the Commodore is axed. The Chevrolet SS – a rebadged Holden Commodore – currently being sold in the US and being used as the brand’s entrance into Nascar racing, is unlikely to be a short-term marketing decision as General Motors develops more right-hand-drive muscle cars for markets such as Australia in future. HSV currently employs more than 200 people at its headquarters in Clayton, Victoria.last_img read more

Google et CBS Outdoor UK sassocient pour créer une application

first_imgGoogle et CBS Outdoor UK s’associent pour créer une applicationC’est ce qui s’appelle de la convergence de médias ! Google et CBS Outdoor UK sont partenaires pour une application qui consiste à lier la publicité offline à du contenu en ligne.Prendre en photo un panneau publicitaire, et découvrir un service ou un contenu sur son smartphone : c’est le paris du partenariat effectué entre Google et CBS Outdoor UK , grâce à  Google Goggles. A cet effet, cette application pour Android et iOS permettra d’accéder à un site spécifique, ou à des éléments web exclusifs à partir d’une simple photo d’un logo par exemple. Dans leur communiqué, Google et CBS Outdoor UK expliquent avoir travaillé “avec un petit panel de marques innovantes, telles que Ford, French Connection, Sony BMG, L’Oréal Garnier, Samsung et Google Transit. L’initiative portera sur des milliers d’annonces par affiches imprimées ou numériques offline à travers le Royaume-Uni.”À lire aussiLes applications pour entraîner son cerveau sont-elles vraiment efficaces ?Mike Hemmings, responsable marketing chez CBS Outdoor UK, détaille ensuite “qu’avec l’intensification de la mobilité et la place croissante des Smartphones, le partenariat entre l’affichage extérieur et les appareils mobiles s’impose comme une évidence. Les marques commencent à réaliser qu’en associant certaines des grandes forces des deux plates-formes : le pouvoir d’accroche de l’affichage extérieur et la fonction de portail Internet des Smartphones, elles peuvent rapidement et facilement attirer à elles des clients en ligne, obtenir un retour immédiat et potentiellement engager avec eux un dialogue durable.”En France, on trouve également sur les publicités des QR codes ou  Flashcodes à photographier avec son téléphone. Ces codes permettent de consulter sur un contenu en ligne correspondant à “l’offre” publicitaire. Le 6 octobre 2011 à 19:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Pulis heaps praise on Bielsa

first_imgMiddlesbrough manager Tony Pulis insists new Leeds Unites manager, Marcelo Bielsa has what it takes to lead the club to a very successful Championship campaign.The Whites are currently on top of the table in the Sky Bet Championship, level on points with Pulis’ Boro but ahead on goal difference and both teams come up against each other this Friday.Pulis, who is vastly experienced himself, insists that the Peacocks are lucky to have a man of Bielsa’s stature at the helm.Heaping further praise on the Argentine manager, the former West Brom manager said that his counterpart is a top manager and knows all about the game.
Pulis also thinks that Bielsa is the right fit for Leeds.“He is a top, top manager. He’s a top coach who knows the game, he’s very experienced, he knows what the game is all about”, Pulis said at a press conference, according to InsideFutbol.Opinion: Lampard can reach Zidane and Guardiola’s level Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – July 5, 2019 We will tell you why we believe that Frank Lampard can reach Zinedine Zidane and Pep Guardiola’s level of success as a professional manager.Recently…“He’s been at some big clubs and he has the experience to handle the situation there.”“And that’s what Leeds need, they need someone with the experience to ride the enthusiasm and potential there.”Middlesbrough beat Rochdale in the EFL Cup in midweek, while the Whites lost their match against Preston North End on Tuesday.last_img read more

Klopp provides an injury update on Van Dijk

first_imgVirgil van Dijk remains a doubt for Liverpool ahead of Saturday’s trip to Chelsea, says coach Jurgen KloppThe Dutch defender was forced to leave the pitch in last weekend’s win over former club Southampton and was left out of Liverpool’s Carabao Cup loss to Chelsea on Wednesday night.Dejan Lovren deputised for Van Dijk in the game and will likely be called upon again for the Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge.“We have to wait, he didn’t train with the team so far,” said Klopp on the club website.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“Virgil is a world-class player and when you miss a world class player it’s not cool. Dejan played his first game in 10 weeks and most of that time he couldn’t train.“If Virgil is fit, he plays. If not, then obviously we have options.“We can play without Virgil, thank God. But I prefer if we can. The last game he wasn’t available, now we will see for tomorrow.”The good news for Liverpool is that both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Gini Wijndladum are fit and available to return to action for this weekend.last_img read more

Vancouver OKs refinancing of Hilton bonds to save money

first_imgThe Downtown Redevelopment Authority, the legal entity that oversees the city-owned Hilton Vancouver Washington, will be able to refinance bonds to take advantage of lower interest rates.The Vancouver City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve the recommendation of Lloyd Tyler, the city’s chief financial officer, which was to approve a revised payment agreement that will allow the DRA to refinance. Tyler said the DRA wants to move quickly, as interest rates have been trending up.In December 2003, $65 million in 30-year bonds was issued for the construction of the hotel and convention center, with an average interest rate of 5.56 percent.Tyler told the council that the DRA’s Board of Directors believes it could save an estimated $15 million over the life of the bonds. The savings, instead of going toward paying off debt, would be used for capital repairs and replacements, which are needed to meet Hilton standards, Tyler said.Only one person signed up to speak during the public hearing.“The Hilton has been a huge asset to downtown,” said Paul Montague, executive director of Identity Clark County. He said the hotel-convention center has spurred redevelopment and said approving the refinancing makes sense.last_img read more

AK Praising La Señora de Guadalupe in Anchorage

first_imgAztec dancers whirled, while drums beat and a guitar-backed chorus sang Spanish hymns in praise of La Senora de Guadalupe. The pre-dawn celebration honors Mexico’s patron saint, and even in frozen Alaska, the tradition warms up a December morning.Listen NowShrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Anchorage at La Señora de Guadalupe cathedral. (Photo by Ellen Lockyer – Alaska Public Media)It’s 4 a.m. on December 12, a day which is important to Mexicans around the world. It’s the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and in Anchorage, where near-zero temperatures and frozen fog have covered the trees outside with fluffy hoar frost, musicians and dancers are gathering inside a warm church to set the stage for a very, very early celebration in honor of the day.Norma Wadsworth was born in Mexico, but she lives in Alaska and is a member of the congregation. She said it’s a typical Mexican tradition to serenade loved ones at dawn.“We serenade early in the morning on your birthday,” Wadsworth said. “And that’s why we serenaded the Virgin of Guadalupe, because December the twelfth is her day.”The ceremony is called Las Mañanitas, but in this case, the songs are not romantic ballads but hymns to the Virgin.A hundred or so people have gathered in the church vestibule, and promptly at 5 am, the faithful enter the church in a long procession, singing a song to the Virgin of Guadalupe.“Las Mañanitas is a very unique song,” Wadsworth said. “In this particular case the mañanitas are made especially for our Virgin of Guadalupe, which in Mexico we call the Virgin Morena. Morena means we are a little bit darker, because we Mexicans are a little bit darker sometimes, because we have different skins. But mainly, we are Indians, and we are very proud to be. And we are a little bit darker in skin, and that is why she is our Virgin Morena.”The crowd proceeds to gather before the special shrine inside the church, depicting Juan Diego and his apparition of the Virgin Mary.Mexico blends Spanish and Aztec culture, so the story of Juan Diego and the vision of the Virgin has terrific cultural significance for Mexicans.Aztec dancers at the celebration of La Senora de Guadalupe. (Photo by Ellen Lockyer – Alaska Public Media.So, who was Juan Diego?“Juan Diego was the one that the Virgin of Guadalupe chose to speak to him,” Wadsworth explained. “To let him know that she wanted to have a church made in her name. And that’s why she chose him to be the person to give the message to the church people.”The story goes back to 1531. Legend has it that an Indian farmer, Juan Diego, was walking near his village of Tepeyac when he was startled by a woman’s voice. He saw her, golden light glowed around her, and she spoke in Nahuati, the Native tongue.The Virgin asked Juan Diego to build a church on the site of an Aztec temple. He told the local Catholic archbishop about his encounter, but was not believed. The archbishop wanted more proof.So Juan Diego went back to the site, and spoke to the Lady again. She directed him to pick the roses which had suddenly sprung up in the desert, a miracle in December. She told him to gather up the roses in his poncho“And he did,” Wadsworth said. “When he showed it to the bishop, he said ‘Did you bring me what I asked you?’ And he said yes and when he spread his tilma or poncho, he spread it out, and when the different roses came out, and at the same time, the emblem, the Lady of Guadalupe, was pressed in the tilma.”When the roses tumbled out of the mantle, an image of the Lady remained on the fabric.The red and white roses are a symbol of the Lady of Guadalupe.This December 12, fresh roses of all colors filled a shrine to the Lady inside the aptly named La Senora de Guadalupe Catholic church in Anchorage. The procession halts in front of the shrine, and the guitarists strikes up a tune.As a narrator read the story, young dancers dressed resplendently in glittering fabrics and elaborate feathered headdresses, enter the church and dance before the shrine to the Virgin. The rhythm of the rattles and hand drums fills the church, as they twirl and turn.Today, there is a church on Tepeyac Hill, the Basilica of Santa Maria de Guadalupe in Mexico City. Juan Diego’s mantle is still there, too. It’s called a tilma in the Native language and made of cactus fiber.  It should have disintegrated long ago, but it didn’t and the image is still on it.It’s that image that is instantly recognizable – of a woman wearing a star-covered blue cloak surrounded by brilliant gold rays. It’s a powerful image of Mexican nationality. Every December 12, thousands gather in Mexico City to honor the country’s special saint.But here in Anchorage, the celebration is no less fervent.Wadsworth said women of the congregation made all the costumes and teach the dances. She said the crowd of celebrants grows larger every year.last_img read more

Meditating through abstracts

first_imgColourist Niti Jain has exhibited her works representing meditative abstracts at Gallerie Ganesha. Her exhibition titled Meditative Hues will continue till 27 March.Colour has always dominated Jain’s colossal canvases – the largest one in the current show is about 6 feet by 6 feet. She has been been exploring colour and her work from the very beginning and her recent works are the result of that search.Niti, who studied art at Slade School of Fine Art and also trained under veteran artist Rameshwar Broota for ten years grew up in the city of Jaipur whose myriad colours never fail to charm, and it is that obsession with colour that marks her solo show of abstract paintings in oil on canvas titled Meditative Hues. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Explaining her journey and her initial contact with art, Niti said, ‘I was born in Jaipur and my mother was extremely fond of the local crafts. She incorporated them in our home in her own way, so I grew up appreciating both colour and Indian craftsmanship.A further impetus came when I learnt the traditional blue pottery at my school’s arts and crafts department.  Later, I took up the same as a hobby at Shilpi Kala Kendra. Looking back, I realize it wasn’t the pottery as much as the colour blue and how it could be played with that really fascinated me.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixJust like her fascination with colour, Jain has also remained loyal to the genre of abstraction, one which is often sidelined in the blitzkrieg of new media and figurative-narrative images.However, there has been a marked evolution in her work. For her previous show, she had created abstracts whose colours were louder, strokes more vigorous and the movement of the brush more pronounced.  Meditative Hues, in contrast, is a calmer rendition with a subtlety that speaks of an inherent spirituality that comes with age and experience. ‘Perhaps this change has also come about because I have been working closely with an NGO for many years and the satisfaction that comes with it gets transferred into the peace you see on my canvases. Plus I have been reading a lot of philosophy lately.’Since Jain is a colourist, any visual stimuli works as an inspiration for her – from the colour of wet mud to peeling plaster, from the paintings of American artist Cy Twombly renowned for large-scale, freely scribbled, calligraphic works to Mark Rothko’s abstract expressionism.Not something that art lovers should miss over. Mark the dates and head over to see her works up close and make your own observations about the magic she creates.WHEN: On till 27 MarchWHERE: Gallerie Ganesha, E-557, Greater Kailash IIlast_img read more

Air pollution increases hypertension in women

first_imgExposure to higher levels of indoor air pollution in India is associated with an increased risk of hypertension among women, according to a study. Researchers studied the association in India, where burdens of air pollution and hypertension are projected to increase. The results show that women exposed to higher levels of air pollution at home have a higher hypertension prevalence. The study, published in the journal Epidemiology, studied 5,531 adults from 28 peri-urban villages near Hyderabad city. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe researchers measured systolic and diastolic blood pressure of participants and estimated their annual residential exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and black carbon. The participants also answered a survey to determine socio-economic status, lifestyle and household characteristics, including the type of cooking fuel generally used. All study participants were exposed to fine particulate matter levels above the 10 microgrammes per cubic metre limit recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAverage exposure to PM2.5 in this study was 33 microgrammes per cubic metre. Based on the blood pressure measurements, almost half of participants (46 per cent) were identified as hypertensive, with high proportions of participants with undiagnosed and untreated hypertension. The results show that an increase of one microgramme per cubic metre in PM2.5 exposure was associated with a four per cent increase in hypertension prevalence in women, as well as a higher systolic and diastolic blood pressure – an increase of 1,4 millimetres of mercury (mmHg) and 0.87 mmHg, respectively. In men, the association observed was weaker, researchers said. “Women spend most of their time near their households in this study area – 83 per cent of their daily time as compared to 57 per cent for men, which could explain why we observe a stronger association in women than in men,” said Ariadna Curto, first author of the study. The study indicates that long-term exposure to particulate matter is associated with a higher prevalence of hypertension, regardless of the type of fuel used for cooking. “Other studies have found that women that cook with solid fuels such as biomass tend to have higher blood pressure than those using clean fuels, although our data is not powered enough to support this,” Curto said. “Our study suggests that the effects of outdoor air pollution on cardiovascular health may be independent from those of indoor air pollution,” she said. “In the light of our lack of association with black carbon, it is important to keep in mind that this is a peri-urban area, where the sources and chemical makeup of air pollution differ to urban areas mostly dominated by traffic sources,” Curto said. Cathryn Tonne, the study coordinator, said that the mechanisms by which air pollution could contribute to high blood pressure “include inflammation and oxidative stress, which may lead to changes in arterial function.” “Although further epidemiological evidence is needed to confirm our findings, ideally through longitudinal studies, these data suggest that public policies aimed at reducing air pollution will greatly benefit cardiovascular health,” said Tonne.last_img read more

Google News redesign whitespace and scrolling galore on desktop

first_imgGoogle News redesign: whitespace and scrolling galore on desktop by Martin Brinkmann on June 28, 2017 in Companies, Google – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 82 commentsGoogle News for the desktop has been redesigned by Google to make the desktop version of the service “more accessible and easier to navigate”.Google notes that the new user interface has a “clean and uncluttered look”, that the new card format is “easier to browse”, and that the new layout focuses on “key elements” such as “publisher names and article labels”.The company’s designers have pretty much changed the whole interface of Google News. There is a new menu at the top to switch between headlines, latest news, personalized news, and regional news.The left sidebar lists fewer links, and is only displayed when the width of the browser window exceeds a given minimum width.The main pane uses a card design now, as does the right pane which offers weather information, fact checking, and “in the news” topics.Interests can be managed more easily on Google News now. All you need to do is click on the “your interests” link in the sidebar after selecting “for you” at the top.Tip: We have published an article on Google News alternatives. Make sure you check it out!Google News issuesIf you open Google News on a full HD or larger screen, you will notice that it makes use of a lot of whitespace (light gray actually). The screenshot above has been captured on a Full HD screen; if you open it on a 4K monitor or widescreen monitor, you get even more whitespace in the process.Another change that you may notice if you used Google News before is that articles include titles only in the new interface.Google News displayed the first sentence previously underneath each article. The sentence has been replaced with links to related coverage instead.The number of news articles has been reduced as well. A quick comparison between the old and new design sees a reduction of articles by more than half. There is top news at the top of the page, and then half the articles that were there before.Part of it comes from the use of larger thumbnail images, another from using larger font sizes for displaying text in the main pane. Google’s own before after shot shows seven news articles in the old design, and only three on the new.What this means is that you have to scroll more to browse the same number of news articles on Google News.What you can do about itA userstyle has not been created yet to improve the site’s accessibility on large displays, or make it more efficient in terms of scrolling.What you may do however is make use of RSS feeds by loading topics of interests, and clicking on the RSS Feeds link at the bottom of the page afterwards.This loads the RSS feed for that particular topic. You can subscribe to it in some web browsers (Firefox and Opera support this for instance), by using feed readers for the desktop (QuiteRSS is my reader of choice), or online feed services.Now You: What’s your take on the Google News redesign?SummaryArticle NameGoogle News redesign: whitespace and scrolling galore on desktopDescriptionGoogle News for the desktop has been redesigned by Google to make the desktop version of the service “more accessible and easier to navigate”.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Ethiopian retrofits all Boeing 777 Business class seats with 180° full

first_img Fly Ethiopian Airlines World Aviation Services Source = Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopian retrofits all Boeing 777 Business class seats with 180° full flat bedEthiopian Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) has achieved another milestone with the successful completion of retro-fitting all Ethiopian Boeing 777 passenger aircraft with 180° business class full flat bed. The retro-fitting was completed and the aircraft have started operations with the new 180° business class full flat bed.The retro-fitted B777-200 & 300 with new 180° flat business class seats are expected to enhance passenger comfort and improve the Ethiopian product. These new 180° business class seats impact the overall Business class service to a higher level of customer satisfaction.Ato Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO Ethiopian Airlines said, “I would like to congratulate our MRO team for the outstanding performance and for the job well done. On the other hand we are very pleased to provide our passengers with the best on-board experience especially on our long-haul routes. Ethiopian Airlines has made the choice of purchasing the 180°flat business class seats because of the enhanced customer satisfaction they bring. Our business passengers will be able to sleep and arrive fresh to their destinations fully rested and ready to take on business after a good night’s sleep.VP MRO Ethiopian Airlines Group, Zemene Nega, remarked, “We are pleased to successfully complete the retrofitting project on our B777 fleet with our in-house capability which is a testament of Ethiopian self-sufficiency in trained aviation professionals. We have made huge investments to accomplish the retrofitting project which encompasses; modifying seats to full flat laying positions, rearranging passenger service, rework on IFE and software change.”Ethiopian is a Pan-African global carrier with the youngest fleet in the continent with an average age of less than 7 years and currently serves more than 91 international destinations across 5 continents with over 200 daily departures.last_img read more

What is APD Air Passenger Duty APD is paid by

first_imgWhat is APD?Air Passenger Duty (APD) is paid by (almost) all passengers flying from a UK airport. Our definitive guide to everything you need to know about APD is the best place to find out exactly what it is – and how to avoid paying it. At the moment, APD ranges from £13 for an economy-class, short-haul flight, to £150 for a first-class long-haul flight: see the HM Revenue and Customs website for a full breakdown of rates. APD is paid by you on booking, but it’s not collected from the airline by the tax authorities until you actually fly – and it’s not paid at all by children under 16 years of age. Check out these articles for more tips on airline tickets:All you need to know about Air Passenger DutyHow can you avoid paying APD on international flights? Will the changes to APD affect the cost of your family holiday? And what exactly is APD anyway?What to do if your flight is cancelled or delayedIf you’re stranded abroad and looking to get home, here are our best tips for getting there as quickly and safely as possible.6 tips to help you find the perfect flightFind the perfect flight with Skyscanner’s super search tools and explore the world without making a big hole in your pocket. Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map How do I claim back APD from the airline?The procedures for claiming a refund vary from airline to airline – some will refund the tax automatically, whereas others require you to fill out a form. Each airline should publish details of how to claim back APD tax on its own website. If you cannot find this, call the airline and request details.HMRC has confirmed that there is no deadline to claim back APD.Can I have an example of how to claim?Sure, you can have a whole bunch. We looked at five different airlines to see how easy it is to claim back your tax.easyJetEasyJet make if fairly easy to claim back your child’s APD. For international flights, just sign in on their website and confirm the ages of your child/children by entering their passport details under ‘Manage my booking’. Once you’ve done that, you should receive your refund automatically. If you booked a domestic flight though, you’ll need to fill out an APD confirmation form: more details and a link to the form can be found here.RyanairYou’ll need to fill out an online form in order to claim back APD from Ryanair. Head here to find a link to the form and more instructions.British AirwaysSimilarly to easyJet, British Airways just requires you to enter your child’s travel document details on their ‘Manage my booking’ portal, which can be found on their homepage. Once you’ve entered your child’s age, the refund should happen automatically – but bear in mind that the airline requires you to enter the information at least 72 hours before your flight departs. If you booked a domestic flight, you’ll need to contact the airline directly: full details can be found on their APD page.Jet2Like BA and easyJet, Jet2 just require you to fill in your child’s travel document details on the ‘Manage my booking’ page of their website, but contact the airline if you have any difficulties.OK, I tried to claim but I’m getting nowhere with the airline. Can anyone help?If you require further assistance, check the Air Transport Users Council (AUC) website for information on passenger rights and travel issues, or call them on020 7240 6061. The travel association ABTA can also help to resolve disputes and give advice. RelatedAll you need to know about Air Passenger DutyFrom 1st April 2018, taxes on air travel in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands) will be changing. Whilst Air Passenger Duty (APD) for short-haul flights remains the same, the APD for long-haul flights is creeping up from £75 to £78 for economy class and from £150…Change of plans? How to cancel a flight and get a refundNeed to change a flight and want to make sure you don’t lose money on the refund with easyJet, British Airways or Ryanair? Here’s our guide to which airlines offer refunds, and how to get one when you need to change your flight.Savvy holidaymakers booking cheap flights laterSavvy holidaymakers booking cheap flights later I booked a flight for my family before March 1st 2016, am I due a refund?It depends. If you booked a flight before March 1st 2016 that departed after March 1st 2016, and one of your children was under the age of 16 but older than 12 when the flight departed, then you might be due a refund. This is because APD was scrapped for children aged 12 to 15 on March 1st 2016, and the airline might have charged APD for your child when you booked your flight. Similarly, if you booked a flight before May 1st 2015 that departed after May 1st 2015, and one of your children was under the age of 12 when the flight departed, you might also be due a refund, as APD was scrapped for children under 12 on May 1st 2015.However, both of these cases only apply to seats booked in the lowest class of travel – if you booked your child into first class, then APD is still applied.last_img read more

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first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Three literary publications have been awarded a combined $120,000 in prize money.A Public Space, Fence and Words Without Borders are the inaugural winners of the Whiting Literary Magazine Prize, presented by the Whiting Foundation. The magazines were cited for the quality of their work and for their contributions to the literary community.Whiting announced Wednesday that A Public Space with receive $20,000 this year and again in 2019 and 2020. A Public Space helped launch the career of Jesmyn Ward, among others. Fence, an early booster of Ottessa Moshfegh, and Words Without Borders, which years ago published work by Elena Ferrante, each will receive $10,000 a year over the same time period.The Whiting Foundation is also known for its annual $50,000 grants to emerging writers.___This story has been corrected to Words Without Borders in story and summary line. 3 magazines receive combined $120,000 in prize money by The Associated Press Posted Jun 27, 2018 5:30 am PDT Last Updated Jun 27, 2018 at 8:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_imgThe exhibition champions the many creative pathways to the source of fresh invention – humanities fortunate moments of “Aha!” and “Eureka!” – which are open to all of us.Filmmaker, book publisher and lover of the great mysteries, curater of this exhibition Jodi Wille has assembled an out-of-this world exhibition cast of artistic characters – saints and rogues – who have tethered the sky to the earth, dream to reality, the math of the cosmos to the micro world of the daisy. February 11, 2015The exhibition “The Visionary Experience – Saint Francis to Finster” is open in the AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM in Baltimore, Maryland on October 4. 2014 until August 31. 2015.[photos by George Kosmides, text excerpts from the exhibition catalog by Sue Kirsch]A few pieces of Paolo Soleri’s work are part of this exhibition and alumni George Kosmides and his wife Jeanne snuck a few photos to share with us.last_img read more

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