Chelsea will step up their efforts to sign Christian Pulisic this summer if Willian opts to leave, reports the Evening StandardThe United States international has emerged as an exciting young talent in German football and Borussia Dortmund are now reportedly willing to cash in on the forward, if their asking price of £60m is matched.Jorginho and Rob Green are the only signings that Chelsea have made this summer, but new manager Maurizio Sarri is still planning on making some new additions before the end of the transfer window on August 9.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.The former Napoli boss had been planning on a reunion with Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, but it appears that AC Milan have beaten him to it with reports emerging that they have signed the Argentina international on a season-long loan deal.Despite Barcelona having withdrawn their interest, Willian’s future at Stamford Bridge remains in doubt with Real Madrid now a shock possible destination for the 29-year-old.But Chelsea will not allow the Brazilian to go on the cheap and have set an asking price of £70m, which they intend to use to fund their bid for teenage sensation Pulisic.
Related Items:#LyndenPindlingInternationalAirport, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 5, 2017 – Nassau – Airport operations in New Providence may cease by Friday but it is hard to give a definitive time explained Nassau Airport Development company officials today. The NAD hurricane plan is activated as the facility also watches the motion of Hurricane Irma, this was revealed today in a meeting held by NAD with community stakeholders.This timeline is for the #LyndenPindlingInternationalAirport only, though as the country’s main gateway the cessation of operations means airports around the country will be impacted. NAD said they expected the suspension of service to last only to Saturday evening if Irma continued on its current path at its current strength.#MagneticMediaNews
More than 200 miles of pipelines move oil, gas, and related products between offshore platforms and onshore facilities. To be considered, experts should have knowledge in crude oil production operations, pipeline inspection, leak prevention and detection, pipeline design, loss-of-integrity root cause investigations, common cause analysis, analysis of leak data, and general engineering practices. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) are seeking experts to provide recommendations on pipeline integrity and safety in Cook Inlet. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Experts wishing to participate in the Cook Inlet Pipeline Infrastructure Risk Assessment expert panel on pipeline integrity and safety now have until January 18, 2019, to apply. The previous deadline was January 5, 2019. The panel will meet in Anchorage three times in 2019. It is a voluntary position, but expenses and an honorarium will be provided. More information for prospective applicants. Graham Wood with ADEC: “A panel of experts related to the pipeline and oil industry to discuss the identified risks and how to mitigate them.”
Italian automobile giant Fiat has been considering the launch of its iconic jeep in India for a while. A latest report now suggests that the launch of Jeep brand in India will not happen any time soon, as the company thinks that India’s current auto market deceleration could affect the vehicle’s sales.The company had earlier planned to launch its Jeep in India by the end of 2013. When that did not happen, auto enthusiasts speculated that the Jeep would enter the Indian market India at the 2014 Auto Expo, which is scheduled to take place next month (February).Though the launch of Jeep sport-utility vehicle in India has been delayed, the company has not dismissed its plans for the sub-continent auto market, said a Wall Street India report. According to the report, the company is currently waiting for the market to pick up from the economic slowdown. Jeep’s entry with the enthralling Cherokee and Wrangler in Indian automobile industry will challenge car brands like Audi, BMW, Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz. “There were a number of changes in 2013 in terms of the economic conditions for launching new brands [in India],”Manley president and chief executive of Chrysler’s Jeep brand told Wall street India adding: “What I did was take another view of Jeep during the year and felt that 2013 wasn’t the right year with those changes to launch Jeep.”It looks like Fiat’s careful market approach is also a result of the company’s previously failed alliance in the country with Mahindra.
ITC Chairman and CEO YC Deveshwar addresses during the Annual General Meeting of ITC in Kolkata on July 22, 2016.IANSITC will enter the fruits, vegetables and other perishables segment, Y C Deveshwar, the non-executive chairman said at the company’s 106th annual general meeting.The Kolkata-headquartered diversified conglomerate is also looking to invest in farming of aromatic and medicinal plants. ITC has started working on creating the infrastructure for it and is investing in supply chain, Mint reported.”Investments are underway to create climate-controlled infrastructure for an efficient supply-chain to unlock the potential latent in this area,” Deveshwar said in his speech to shareholders. “Investments have also been made in farming for aromatic and medicinal plants, keeping in mind ITC’s focus on agri-based health and wellness products,” he added.The move is aimed at providing options to consumers and consumers alike. The company will also offer fresh, frozen and dehydrated agri-products. ITC Master Chef Frozen Prawns, which was recently launched in select cities, will soon be sold across the country.The fruits and vegetables under the new brand will also be sold online, first via sellers like BigBasket, and later on other platforms.The company is working in the rural areas with the farmers from the year 2000 through its network of e-Choupal and over 4 million farmers have benefited from this initiative so far.The cigarettes-to-hotels conglomerate also has 20 integrated consumer goods manufacturing and logistics facilities under various stages of development. ITC chairman YC Deveshwar.Reuters FileITC’s consumer business presently comprises packaged food, personal care and educational stationery products, and is worth more than Rs 10,000 crore in revenues, having crossed the golden milestone in 2016-17. As per an official statement, ITC is now among the fastest growing branded packaged foods businesses in India, Business Insider reported.ITC’s net profit rose 7.4 percent to Rs 2,561 crore in the quarter ended June 30, over the corresponding quarter last year. The firm’s revenue increased 4.1 percent to Rs 13,800.4 crore, driven primarily by cigarette sales, which grew 6.6 percent to Rs 8,774 crore.
While placing his budget in Parliament on June 1, Finance Minister AMA Muhith proposed imposing the flat 15 percent VAT rate, which drew a widespread criticism from both the ruling and opposition parties in the House. Mentioning that the country is marching forward, she said it will continue its journey towards prosperity. Later, the Prime Minister, during her speech on the proposed budget, requested the Finance Minister to suspend the law for a few years. Prime minister Sheikh HasinaPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the suspension of the uniform 15 per cent VAT will bring down the revenue collection by Tk 200 billion in the current fiscal year, reports UNB.”The postponement of the VAT law will result in the reduction of Tk 200 billion of the targeted revenue as we’ve formulated our budget considering the new rate,” she said.The PM was delivering her winding-up speech in parliament.While formulating the budget, the government calculated everything taking into consideration the new VAT law and the revenue that will come from the mobile companies, Sheikh Hasina said.She, however, said the government will have to do something to recoup with the revenue loss. “We’ve to do something… we’ve to take loan from banks or cut short our development budget,” she said.Apprehending that there might be devastating flood in the country this year, the prime minister said, “For this, we’re importing food grains from abroad and stockpiling those so that if we can face any kind of calamities. The country’s people mustn’t suffer.”She made it clear that the government has taken all the steps for distributing relief materials among the victims of natural calamities. “We’ve taken measures for the rehabilitation of the affected people.”Hasina said each and every official concerned has been assigned, and everyone knows his/her duty. “Everyone is performing their duties sincerely.”She also said the leaders and workers of Awami League are doing their respective jobs.Reiterating her government’s ‘zero-tolerance’ stance on militancy and terrorism, the PM said there will be no place of militancy in Bangladesh.She said the main aim of the government is to contain corruption, curb terrorism and ensure people’s peace and security. Hasina hoped that the poverty rate will be reduced following the implementation of the new budget. “Our aim is to make the country a middle-income one by 2021 and a developed one by 2041. We believe that we can do that.” Later, Muhith kept the law on hold for the next two years.
X 00:00 /02:35 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: The morning after Election Day, Montessori teacher Gina Applegate was greeting her students. Then one of her fourth graders arrived in tears. He sat in a bean bag and covered his face with his hoodie.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016“He was sobbing, sobbing,” Applegate recounted. “When I went to ask him what’s the matter, he was inconsolable in that initial moment.”Applegate encouraged the 9-year-old to write down what was bothering him. Later he handed her a card. He wrote: “I am scared because Trump hates people of color like me and that is why I’m scared.”Applegate wrote her student, who is biracial, back.“I said, ‘I understand your fear, but there is hope because there are many people who care for all the different colors of people and you have the power in you to teach tolerance and show the world compassion. I’ll be there by your side. We’re in this together,” she read.Later she gathered the whole class at the private Montessori school north of Austin for a conversation about the election. She said they had already discussed different ways to hold elections around the world, but they revisited the Electoral College. Above all, Applegate said that she wants her students to understand different points of view and express their feelings — without a debate contest with winners and losers.It’s the kind of conversation that’s played out in schools across Texas following Election Day 2016.In Houston, Anastasia Anderson leads two charters, called Promise Community Schools. Many students are from all over the world, including Mexico, Pakistan and Syria. She says many children from kindergarten to eighth grade asked questions this week.“They’re questions like ‘Are we going to be sent back to our home countries? Why did such a mean man get a elected?” Anderson said. “Some are questioning, “Is it OK to talk about women the way we’ve heard women talked about?”Some students expressed fear about a wall between the United States and Mexico or being Muslim.Anderson said that it’s hard to answer the questions. Trump has maintained that his policies like a building wall with Mexico will make America better.On campus, Anderson wanted to give students a place where they could talk and express their feelings in a safe environment. So they gathered in circles.“We did ask our teachers to spend some time if the students want to talk, listen to them. If they want to play, if they want to dance, if they want to express themselves and let off some steam, because this election has been such a stressful one, allow that to be,” she explained.Anderson said that they also used the election results as a teaching moment to reinforce how the U.S. government works – that no one person runs it, but rather several branches.She added that the election has reinforced another lesson for teachers.“We’re preparing our next set of adults for the electoral process that they will go through and it’s so important that they be able to handle it responsibly when they become adults,” she said. Courtesy Gina ApplegateMontessori teacher Gina Applegate received this note from a student troubled by the election. Here’s her response. Listen
X 00:00 /00:00 Share Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: PexelsTexas is the state with the highest number of privately managed federal prisons that the Department of Justice will reduce and eventually eliminate.There are 242 people on death row in Texas. The crimes they were convicted of are deemed to be the most serious a person can commit. But are all of them guilty?KERA’s Christopher Connelly introduces us to one man who Anthony Graves says no. He spent more than 18 years incarcerated – 12 of them on death row – for a crime he didn’t commit. As part of our look at capital punishment in Texas that we’re calling State of Executions, we have this look at what exonerations mean for the death penalty debate.TSCThese days, Anthony Graves says he has a good life. He lives in a large house on a tree-lined street in a nice neighborhood in Houston, with his dog named Papi.“It is a Chihuahua mixed with a pitt – don’t ask me how that happened. I saw him on Doggy Oodles, and I felt like I needed to rescue him,” Graves explained.A decade ago Graves was on death row. In 1992, Graves was wrongfully convicted as an accomplice to murder in the tiny town of Somerville. The murderer told police Graves helped him kill six people and burn down their house. The murderer later recanted, but Graves was still convicted, and sentenced to death by the state of Texas. “It was just mind boggling to me that this man was sitting across from me telling me that they’re going to kill me for something I know absolutely nothing about. And how am I supposed to process this and then continue to carry on?” Graves said. Graves saw his execution postponed twice before his conviction was finally overturned. After 18-and-a-half years behind bars, Graves was exonerated and released in 2010. He now runs a foundation that re-examines questionable convictions and sentences.Mike Ware leads the Innocence Project of Texas and he says Graves is not an isolated case.“What my experience has taught me is that there are many undetected wrongful convictions in Texas prisons. And I know that because I know when we look for them we find them,” Ware said.More than three hundred people have been exonerated in Texas since 1989. Together, they spent more than 1,700 years behind bars. Most exonerees weren’t on death row, but thirteen of them – including Graves – were.Exonerations have skyrocketed in recent years. Part of that is science – more use of DNA evidence and changes in forensics. Many prosecutors’ offices now have units that re-examine possible wrongful convictions. And there are groups like the Innocence ProjectThe exonerations have spurred legislation. Nicole Casarez is the lawyer who helped free Anthony Graves.“Exonerations tell us what the causes of wrongful convictions are. If we study them, they’re like the black boxes on an airplane. They can tell us what goes wrong. And Texas has made some changes to address some of those issues,” she said.More reforms are being proposed in Austin this session. But Casarez says there is a bigger, systemic disparity that the death penalty illuminates.“There aren’t any rich people on death row. If you are poor, if you are unable to hire good counsel, you’re much more likely to end up with the death penalty. And that’s something I think we need to be concerned about,” she said.John Whitmire leads the criminal justice committee in the Texas Senate – and he says there are a number of ways the justice system still needs fixing. Still, he says we shouldn’t look past the vast majority of people on death row who have conclusively committed terrible crimes.“I take it very serious every time someone is executed. I reflect, I pause. Obviously we have a responsibility to do it right. But personally, I support the death penalty,” he said.Like Whitmire, 75 percent of Texans support the death penalty. That’s according to a 2015 poll from the Texas Tribune and UT Austin. That poll found 59 percent said they believe people are occasionally, or often wrongfully convicted in death penalty cases. Graves says exonerations make it clear that the justice system sometimes fails. “We still don’t want to acknowledge that we have a badly flawed justice system, from top to bottom. And it starts with the way we think, and the way we see other people, those who don’t look like us,” he said.So Graves says reform efforts are good – but they will always be too small, too weak, and too late until people are ready to grapple with the reality of capital punishment in Texas.
Headliner Jason Aldean took to social media to speak to fans a day after a gunman opened fire during his set at a country music festival.Aldean wrote on Instagram that his “heart aches for the victims and their families.”Sixty-four-year-old Stephen Paddock rained bullets down on the tens of thousands of people who were watching Aldean perform. The attack killed 59 and wounded 527.The country star pleaded for people to stand together and “stop the hate.”Authorities have not yet disclosed a motive for the attack.__ White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has singled out a Philadelphia financial planner as a hero during Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.Sanders told reporters Monday that Mike McGarry lay atop younger people at the country music concert targeted by a gunman in a nearby hotel.McGarry told KYW-TV that he did it because, “I’m 53, they’re in their 20s. I lived a decent life so far, I’d rather them live longer than me.”McGarry didn’t realize he’d been praised nationally because he was on a flight home when Sanders addressed the media. He says his wife, a registered nurse, was more of a hero than him — putting a tourniquet on one of those wounded.McGarry says, “We’re just trying to help other people. I don’t think I did anything spectacular.”___ More than a dozen investigators, most wearing jackets marked “FBI” and all in blue protective booties, arrived in unmarked sedans and entered the concert site Tuesday to pick through the scene for clues.The site inspection was visible by The Associated Press videographers from the 35th floor of the Mandalay Bay tower — three floors above the suite where Stephen Craig Paddock launched his barrage and later killed himself.Authorities say 59 people were killed and more than 500 were injured Sunday night.Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt compared the scene with a war zone. Laxalt is a former U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps member.“Shoes, baby strollers, chairs, sunglasses, purses. The whole field was just littered with things,” Laxalt said Monday. “There were blood stains everywhere.”___ Al Powers/Invision/APPeople hold hands in prayer while hiding inside an airplane hangar after a mass shooting in which dozens were killed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.THE LATEST ON THE LAS VEGAS SHOOTING: President Donald Trump is calling the man who killed 59 people and wounded hundreds others at a music festival in Las Vegas a “very, very sick individual.”Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday as he departed for a trip to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. He called the gunman “demented” and said “we’re looking into him very seriously.”Trump also praised Las Vegas police, saying they had done an “incredible job.”Trump stressed that the shooting was a tragedy. Asked about gun laws, the president said “we’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes by.”___ Hospital officials say Tuesday that at least 45 people remain in critical condition after being wounded at a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival on Sunday.Sunrise Hospital has 33 people and University Medical Center has 12 people still in critical condition as of Tuesday morning.Authorities say Stephen Craig Paddock killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others when he opened fire Sunday night on an outdoor country music concert from a 32nd floor hotel tower.A motive is unknown.At Sunrise, a total of 68 people remain hospitalized out of the 214 initially admitted. Officials say 15 people have died there.Officials say a total of 60 people remain hospitalized out of the 104 who were taken to University Medical. Four have died.___ Authorities say the gunman in the Las Vegas shooting set up cameras inside and outside the hotel room where he opened fire on the crowd at a country music concert.Sheriff Joe Lombardo said at a news conference Tuesday that he believes shooter Stephen Craig Paddock set up the cameras to see if anyone was coming to take him into custody. He did not release further details.The sheriff also said authorities had completed their investigation at the gunman’s property in Reno, finding five handguns, two shotguns and a plethora of ammunition.Authorities say Paddock killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others when he opened fire Sunday night on an outdoor country music concert from a 32nd floor hotel tower.Hospital officials say 50 people remain in critical condition after being wounded.___The Las Vegas gunman who killed nearly 60 people at a country music festival worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, an IRS agent and in an auditing department over a 10-year period.A spokeswoman for the Office of Personnel Management told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Stephen Paddock’s employment included about two years as a mail carrier from 1976 to 1978.After that, he worked as an agent for the Internal Revenue Service for six years until 1984. And then he worked a defense auditing job for about 18 months.The information helped complete the timeline surrounding the 64-year-old Paddock’s life. He graduated from college in 1977 from Cal State Northridge and also worked for a defense contractor in the late 1980s.___A concertgoer from Washington state says he hid under bleachers with his wife when shots rang out in Las Vegas and victims started falling to the ground.Jeff Bannerman told KOMO News Radio “just when you thought the thing was over, the rat-a-tat-tat would start again. So, we just absolutely were paralyzed underneath the bleachers.”A man in front of Bannerman was shot and a garbage can that Bannerman had been leaning on was hit.Bannerman and his wife Deanna joined others trying to help victims who could not move, dragging them “wherever you could to get them out of the way.”He says he had blood on his hands and shoes and one of the women he tried to help “didn’t make it.”___ Less than 24 hours after the massacre at an open-air country music concert in Las Vegas, authorities are still piecing together what shooter Stephen Paddock did in preparation for his deadly shooting rampage that left 59 people dead and 527 others injured.There is still a lot they don’t know about what motivated Paddock, described by officials as a “lone wolf,” to launch the most deadly mass shooting in modern U.S. history.In a news conference Monday afternoon, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said his deputies are still processing four crime scenes: the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, from where Paddock shot his victims about 500 yards below; the venue at the Route 91 Harvest festival concert; Paddock’s home in Mesquite, NV, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas; and another home in Reno in northern Nevada.Lombardo initially said that 16 weapons were found in Paddock’s hotel room, where he had been staying since Sept. 28. Scopes were attached to “some of the rifles,” he added without more detail. Investigators found an additional 18 firearms in Paddock’s Mesquite home, as well as several thousand rounds of ammunition and explosives. They also found several pounds of ammonium nitrate, a key component for making a bomb, in Paddock’s car.Still, the investigation is fast-moving and fluid as, four hours later, the gun count increased. In an early evening news conference, Assistant Sheriff Todd Fasulo said that 23, not 16, weapons had been found in the Mandalay Bay hotel room and 19, not 18 weapons had been discovered in Paddock’s Mesquite home.Also, the office of Rep. Adam Schiff, (D-Calif.) said that he had been briefed by the FBI and informed that some, but not all of the weapons found in the hotel room were fully automatic. It was not clear whether those weapons were manufactured as fully automatic or whether Paddock had converted them.Law enforcement officers had conducted a floor by floor search beginning on the 29th floor. Upon arriving at Paddock’s suite on the 32nd floor, they announced themselves. Paddock responded by shooting through the door, wounding a security guard in the leg, Lombardo said.“They received gunfire. They backed off and SWAT responded,” said a somber Lombardo. They entered the room to find Paddock dead. The sheriff said investigators believe Paddock killed himself.Lombardo also said that he had dispatched a SWAT team to examine Paddock’s house in northern Nevada to make sure there are no booby traps.Many questions remain unanswered.Lombardo said investigators still have not identified Paddock’s motive for the shooting. Paddock’s brother, Eric Paddock, of Orlando, FL, said he was a wealthy retired accountant and high stakes gambler.“There’s no political affiliation that we know of. There’s no religious affiliation that we know of,” Eric Paddock told reporters earlier in the day.Investigators also don’t know how Paddock managed to assemble such a large arsenal of weapons in his hotel suite. Lombardo said that his team is still working on the origins of the arsenal, saying that one gun dealer in Nevada has stepped forward to say that he had sold one firearm to Paddock. When asked whether he would characterize Paddock’s firearms as “assault weapons,” Lombardo simply said, “Yes.”Earlier in the day, President Trump, appearing before reporters at the White House, said that he would visit Las Vegas on Wednesday.He called the mass shooting “an act of pure evil,” adding “In moments of tragedy and horror, America comes together as one — and it always has.”The mayor of Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodman, summed up the mood of the many local and state officials gathered for an afternoon news conference.“It is a very difficult time. While the sun is shining in Las Vegas, it is a very dark and black day,” she said. Share
In a major breach of contract, the government has raised serious concern over the functioning of ‘toll plazas’ operated by private players including Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. for suppressing the ‘escrow accounts’.The total volume of the ‘irregularities’ was found to be around Rs. 903 crore, which was raised but was not deposited in the escrow accounts as per agreed terms by the private players. The ‘escrow account’ is a temporary pass through account held by third party during the process of a transaction (of toll collection) between the two parties. It was learnt that on March 10, 2010, the NHAI had an agreement with the M/s PS Toll Road Pvt. Ltd of Reliance Infrastructure for the development, maintenance and management of National Highway No. 4 (approx. 140.35 km). Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIIn the agreement it was decided to augment the existing road of nearly 140.35 km on the Pune-Satara section of National Highway No. 4 in Maharashtra to six-Lane under Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis.However, it was found that despite incomplete work ‘as per the Concessionaire Agreement (CA) with the NHAI,’ the company continues to collect toll from October 1, 2010 to March 2014. Sources said, during these periods they managed to collect more than Rs. 500 but ‘surprisingly’ diverted nearly half of the amount (till August 2012) and invested it in Reliance Liquid Fund (RLF), which is against the CA. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindIt was found that on September 1, 2014, M/s PS Toll Road Pvt. Ltd in a letter to the NHAI’s Project Director claimed that work has been completed on the on the Pune-Satara section. A senior official of the company Nagendra Rai in his letter to NHAI mentioned, “We would like to inform that the old toll plaza structure has been completely removed and the surface treatment has been completed.”But, on September 9, 2014, the General Manager (Tech), NHAI, Rajesh K. Kaundal in a reply letter, to the company mentioned that, “It is seen that concessionaire has submitted the compliance after a period of about nine months and that to it is incomplete action on the part of concessionaire, as removal of old toll plazas structure is yet to be done. In view of above it is requested to take immediate action on removal of the structure without loss of further time.”
TravelManagers’ business partnership manager Kellie Browning (left) with personal travel managers Leah Hardie and Megan Stanley looking very much the part for a day at the races.TravelManagers Reward VIP Clients at Spring Racing Carnival Corporate SuiteA select group of TravelManagers’ Melbourne based clients recently experienced their personal travel manager’s entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking, by being invited to a VIP client event on the first day of the Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse.Following such incredible client feedback from their inaugural client day last year, it was an easy decision for Victoria business partnership manager’s Kellie Browning and Scott Hallo with the assistance of Carl Matto, Senior Sales Executive Emirates, to organize another event at this years themed Sofitel Girls Day Out.“Life is so busy and personal travel managers often struggle to take the time to have fun and spend quality time with their clients. The feedback we received from clients and personal travel managers who attended last year’s event was overwhelmingly positive so we knew we had to do it again. It’s a fantastic way for personal travel managers to spoil their clients and thank them for their valued support, loyalty and ongoing business,” says Browning.Eleven personal travel managers hosted their key clients in the Emirates Corporate Suite.“We are incredibly grateful to Emirates for their support. Personal travel managers and their clients were treated to all-day finger food, an open bar and access to a private betting area,” says Browning.Joanne Haines, representative for Berwick invited three clients and views the day a huge success from both a business and pleasure perspective.“The cost to participate was money incredibly well spent in my book. Not only do I see this as a way to future proof my business and give something back to my valued clients who have actively supported my business success, but it gave me the excuse to get dressed up, sip expensive champagne and spend time with friends. What could be better than that?”With another successful day, Browning is already planning for next year’s event.“There were no great stories of people taking home huge winnings this year, but that certainly didn’t damper anyone’s spirits. The overwhelming feedback was that it was a wonderful day and clients felt incredibly spoilt and have already diarized it for next year!”About TravelManagers TravelManagers operates in all Australian States and is a wholly owned subsidiary of House of Travel, Australasia’s largest independent travel company which has a forecast turnover of $1.5 billion for 2015. TravelManagers is a sister company to Hoot Holidays, also owned by House of Travel, and has more than 490 personal travel managers throughout Australia with a dedicated support team at the company’s national partnership office in Sydney. TravelManagers places all customer money in a dedicated and audited Client Trust Account which is separate from the general business accounts, ensuring client funds are only used for client purchases. Source = TravelManagers Australia
BISHOP’S GATE HOTELMALDRON HOTELSAVOUR LEGENDERRY FOOD FEST THIS MARCH IF you are looking for something exciting to experience this week then look no further than the Legenderry Food Fest.It takes place from March 19-20 in the Guildhall Square and Festival Marquee, Derry and is a two day event of tasty entertainment and fantastic local food.The historic Guildhall will provide a beautiful backdrop for an impressive array of locally produced delicacies from hand crafted confectionary to perfect preserves. Demonstrations from these chefs will run on 19th and 20th March in the ‘Theater of Food’ and visitors can soak up the atmosphere at the artisan food market which will host a range of foods including Braemar Farm, Passion Preserved, Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil, Abernethy Butter and many more.Places to StayWhy not make a weekend of it and explore all the many tourist attractions and destinations that Derry has to offer.The newly opened Bishops Gate Hotel is the perfect location for a short break this spring and Tourism NI is offering a 2 night bed and breakfast stay in a deluxe room with a four course gourmet dinner on one evening as well as a signature cocktail upon arrival, from just £139pp.Try the 4* Maldron Hotel Derry which is the only hotel located within the historic city walls and is the perfect base to explore the maiden city. Once you have sampled some delicious food at the Legenderry Food Festival, why not take in the city centre shops and many bars and tourist attractions.For a really authentic feel, book into the Brewster which is a well presented, self-catering townhouse within walking distance of all the city’s places of historical interest.Alternatively why not enjoy a short stay at the Everglades Hotel which is a stylish first choice which overlooks the River Foyle and offers breath taking views and is located only a five minute drive from the bustling, historic city centre.For further information check out www.discovernorthernireland.com or join the conversation online with #EnjoyNI16.SAVOUR LEGENDERRY FOOD FEST THIS MARCH was last modified: March 17th, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet This event is perfect for foodies or those who are looking for a fun day out and would like to learn more about local produce as there will be a wide selection of artisan food, markets and stalls.There will also be a host of activities for all the family ranging from live music performances, cookery talks and demonstrations, kids craft activities, badge making, face painting, cupcake decorating, balloon modelling and much more!Local hand crafted foods will be available to taste at the Food Fair where over 40 artisan producers will be showcasing their wares.Celebrity chefs in attendance will include Paul Rankin, Michael Deane, Brian McDermott, Paula McIntyre, Ian Orr and Emmett McCourt.
However, there had been a series of secret meetings between the pair before that date which were mediated by west Belfast-based priest Fr Alex Reid.The book recounts an encounter three years earlier when the pair met in Ballybofey, Co Donegal, after the SDLP man agreed to meet the IRA.“There he was blindfolded, bundled into a van and taken to Louisburgh, in Co Mayo, to speak to the IRA,” the author writes.“The IRA insisted that the conversation be videotaped.“When Hume refused to grant permission to be videotaped the meeting was over.“The IRA kept him another few days before releasing him.”The meeting was arranged after Mr Hume suggested it would be better to meet with the IRA rather than Sinn Féin during a radio debate with Mr Adams.The February 1985 encounter went ahead despite then Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald warning that any meeting between the SDLP founder and the IRA would be broken up.The book also contains what the author believes is the first public account of the incident from Mr Adams.“Garret FitzGerald intervened and said that if he came across any such meeting he would break it up, that anybody at the meeting from the IRA would be liable for arrest and so on,” Mr Adams said.“So the meeting proceeded.“The IRA had said that they wanted to video part of the exchange because John would be out explaining his version of the meeting, but they would not have that ability.“John disagreed with that, as far as I understand, and John told me that the engagement was friendly and so on.”It has been reported that Mr Hume met with three IRA representatives, two of which he was familiar with while a third was a H-Block escapee.Mr Fitzpatrick last night said his time spent with the IRA would have been “uncomfortable” and suggested the longer he was held the less likely he would be harmed.Despite the failed meeting, what later became known as the Hume-Adams talks developed over subsequent years.The book was penned by Mr Fitzpatrick to accompany a feature length documentary, In the Name of Peace, about Mr Hume.The film is currently showing in cinemas across the country and is expected to be broadcast by the BBC and RTE next year.John Hume in America, From Derry to DC, is published by Irish Academic Press.IRA LEADERSHIP KEPT JOHN HUME FOR THREE DAYS OVER FAILED MEETING, SAYS NEW BOOK was last modified: November 19th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: US President Bill Clinton with John Hume and Martin McGuinnessFORMER SDLP leader John Hume was “kept” by the IRA for several days after a failed meeting years before the start of the peace process, a new book has claimed.The unprecedented sit-down between the Foyle MP and the republican group took place in 1985.Ahead of the little-publicised meeting, the future Nobel peace prize winner was blindfolded and put into the back of a van before being driven more than 200 kilometers from Co Donegal to the west coast of Ireland. He was then said to have been held for several days by republicans before eventually being set free after the planned talks failed to take place.Details are contained in a new book by film maker Maurice Fitzpatrick.John Hume in America, From Derry to DC, charts how Mr Hume helped develop the peace process through his relationship with the White House and contacts in the US Congress.According to the Irish News, some considered a meeting and handshake between Mr Hume and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in January 1988 as the formal birth of the process. ShareTweet gerry adamsIRA LEADERSHIP KEPT JOHN HUME FOR THREE DAYS OVER FAILED MEETINGIRISH ACADEMIC PRESSJOHN HUME FROM DERRY TO DCSAYS NEW BOOKSDLP LEADERSinn Fein
“If anyone in the area at this time witnessed anything please contact Strand Road quoting reference 237 11/2/18.”TWO BURGLARS ARRESTED AFTER DERRY HOUSE RAID was last modified: February 11th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: BallymagroartyLOCAL POLICE TEAM 5PSNI FOYLESTRAND ROADTWO BURGLARS ARRESTED AFTER DERRY HOUSE RAID Two thieves are being quizzed at Strand Road police station in Derry over a house burglary in Ballymagroarty area in the early hours of this morning.POLICE have been arrested two burglars in Derry following a tip-off from a hawk-eyed member of the public.The suspects are currently in custody at Strand Road police station being questioned about burglary with intent to steal and handling stolen property.PSN Foyle say on its Facebook page: ShareTweet “Police from Local Policing Team 5 responded to reports of a burglary in progress in the Ballymagroarty area just before 3 am this morning.“Officers were quickly on scene and arrested two suspects who were trying to flee the area on foot.“The items which were taken have been returned to their rightful owner.“Thanks to this suspicious behaviour being reported we were able to take positive action.