Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next (From L) USA’s Kerron Clement, Philippines’ Eric Cray and Kenya’s Boniface Mucheru Tumuti compete in the Men’s 400m Hurdles Semifinal during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PEDRO UGARTEKUALA LUMPUR — Eric Cray, the face of Philippine athletics, will need even stronger legs for Tuesday’s “killer schedule.”The Philippine-born, Texas USA-based Cray will vie in the heats of 100-meter dash at 3:30 p.m. and 400m hurdles at 4:30 p.m. He won both events two years ago in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Fil-American Zion Nelson Corrales will take up the cudgels for the Philippines in the women’s century dash as last SEAG champ Kayla Richardson decided to skip the event to focus on the 200m and hurdles.Aries Toledo will also take the spotlight when he competes in men’s decathlon, while Rosie Vilarito and Evalyn Palabrica see action in women’s javelin throw.The country won five golds two years ago and is eyeing seven this time, with one already chalked up by marathon queen Mary Joy Tabal.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. If successful, the 400m hurdles and century dash finals will be at 8:20 p.m. and 9:40 p.m., respectively.But the 28-year-old Cray doesn’t mind the tight schedule.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHe said he will “just go out there and run” as the SEA Games’ centrepiece sport goes full blast at 85,000-seater Bukit Jalil National Stadium.Joining Cray in the century dash heats is three-time US NCAA sprints champ Anfernee Lopena. Gilas nearly pays price for playing ‘bad game’ vs Thais Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR
Authorities say the 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay has been fatally shot in Kentucky. The Fayette County coroner’s office says in a statement that Trinity Gay died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.The sprinter’s agent, Mark Wetmore, confirmed in a text message to The Associated Press that Gay’s daughter was killed.Lexington police said in a statement officers went to the parking lot of a restaurant after witnesses reported gunfire exchanged between two vehicles. Officers located one of the vehicles and stopped two people for questioning.Tyson Gay has competed in the last three Summer Olympics. He was part of a team that won a silver medal in the 4×100-meter relay at the 2012 London Games though that medal was ultimately stripped after Gay tested positive for steroids in 2013.
India Today Web Desk New YorkAugust 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 20:16 IST US Open 2019: Sumit Nagal takes on Roger Federer in his Grand Slam debut on Monday in New York (Bengaluru Open Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSumit Nagal takes on Roger Federer in the US Open 2019 1st round matchNagal faces his idol in his Grand Slam main draw debutVirat Kohli wished Nagal the best ahead of the much-anticipated matchVirat Kohli may idolise tennis great Roger Federer but when it comes to backing his countryman, the India cricket team captain has said he will cheering for Sumit Nagal. 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer will take on qualifier Nagal in a highly-anticipated 1st-round match back in the country.Virat Kohli took to social media to wish 22-year-old Nagal, who will be making his Grand Slam debut on Monday at the iconic Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.”And congratulations to @nagalsumit for qualifying for the #USOpen. A humongous task facing the great@rogerfederer, but we will be cheering for you. Best Wishes and Goodluck ?????? (sic),” Virat Kohli wrote on Twitter.And congratulations to @nagalsumit for qualifying for the #USOpen. A humongous task facing the great @rogerfederer, but we will be cheering for you. Best Wishes and GoodluckVirat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 26, 2019Sumit Nagal, World No. 190, came up with terrific performances in the qualifying tournament. The 22-year-old outclassed Joao Menezes of Brazil in the final qualifying round, clinching a come-back-from-behind win — 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in 147 minutes.Sumit Nagal had reportedly hoped for a first-round outing with Roger Federer when he came to know that the Swiss great would be playing a qualifier in his US Open 2019 opener. And to his delight, the dream came true.Sumit Nagal, who won the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger tournmaent in 2018, has been consistent at the Challenger level. However, making it to ATP tournaments had been a struggle. Nagal suffered a dip in form in 2019 and was bogged down by injury issues as well.advertisementHowever, in 2019, Sumit Nagal rose 171 places on the ATP rankings to enter the top 200 of men’s singles tennis. Apart from making his maiden main draw at an ATP 500 event in Hamburg earlier this year, Nagal gifted himself the biggest match of his career by performning well in the US Open qualifying.Sumit Nagal has become only the fifth Indian men’s singles player player to feature in a Grand Slam main draw in this decade.Don’t care what the commentators will be saying about me on TV: Sumit NagalSumit Nagal could not have asked for a better Grand Slam debut. The young Indian player will be playing in front of a packed house at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night against his idol Roger Federer, whom he calls “the god of tennis”.”I want to play him. It doesn’t matter. It’s not about winning or losing all the time. It’s just the experience. It’s playing someone who has 20 Grand Slams,” Sumit Nagal told ATP’s official website.”There’s just so much excitement. I’ve seen him play 50 matches here. And the energy playing at night at the US Open is insane. I’m very, very excited. I’m going to bed happy, with a smile on my face,” Nagal added.”I don’t care what the commentators will be saying about me on TV. I’m going to be enjoying the crowd, playing the best tennis player ever. I’m just some dude from India. I’m fine with that until I make my name. That’s it.”Time for a #Fedal, this time as early as the 1st round of US Open.Also Read | Roger Federer god of tennis, super happy to play him: Sumit Nagal on US Open 1st round tieAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Sumit NagalFollow Roger FedererFollow Virat KohliFollow US Open 2019 Next Virat Kohli to Sumit Nagal ahead of Roger Federer clash at US Open 2019: Will be cheering for youUS Open 2019: World No. 190 Sumit Nagal will take on tennis great Roger Federer in the 1st round, which will also be the India player’s first-ever Grand Slam main draw match.advertisement
The Prime Minister has assigned persons on the back benches of Parliament various tasks in support of the development of broad policy.These assignments are not part of the formal parliamentary process.For example, the Prime Minister assigned Senator Matthew Samuda the task of studying the impact of plastics on the environment and ways in which its effects can be managed.This resulted in a resolution being tabled in parliament to ban the use of single-use plastics and straws.Other Senators and backbenchers have been given assignments as well.The current process has been particularly about how to integrate persons will disabilities and in state care and how to improve their prospects for employment.This is an area that has not had much attention.It is important that the party and the parliament has a deeper understanding of how this can be done.Those assigned will not be using any government resources to do these tasks nor will they have charge of any staff.These tasks are to be executed in their capacity as private members of the House of Representatives.There is no appointment or formal committee.The expectation is that as private members of the house, they will study these issues and understand the best practices both here and internationally.They will also be expected to assist in building awareness within the party, nationally and also champion the cause in the parliament as private members. For example, the Prime Minister assigned Senator Matthew Samuda the task of studying the impact of plastics on the environment and ways in which its effects can be managed. These assignments are not part of the formal parliamentary process. The Prime Minister has assigned persons on the back benches of Parliament various tasks in support of the development of broad policy. Story Highlights
MacKenzie Bezos, the ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has pledged to give away roughly half of her fortune to charity.Bezos signed the Giving Pledge, an initiative launched by Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates to encourage the world’s richest people to give away most of their wealth.Bezos and her ex-husband divorced last year and she reportedly got a stake in the online shopping giant worth over $35 billion.She wrote in a letter she will be thoughtful in her philanthropy and will “keep at it until the safe is empty.”
Internet and telecommunications company Level 3 to buy TW Telecom for about $5.6 billion by The Associated Press Posted Jun 16, 2014 7:19 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Level 3 Communications Inc. said Monday that it has agreed to buy TW Telecom in a deal worth about $5.6 billion.The Internet and telecommunications company says the acquisition will increase its local operations. Level 3, which is based in Broomfield, Colorado, owns network and data centres around the world. Littleton, Colorado-based TW Telecom provides data and Internet and other services to businesses in the U.S.Level 3 will pay $40.86 for each outstanding share of TW Telecom. As of April 30, TW Telecom had 137.9 million outstanding shares. Level 3 said the total deal will be worth $7.3 billion, which includes the amount of debt it will take on from TW Telecom.TW Telecom shareholders will receive $10 in cash and 0.7 shares of Level 3 for each share they own. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter.Shares of TW Telecom rose $2.56, or 7 per cent, to $38.90 in morning trading. Level Three shares fell $2.49, or 5.7 per cent, to $41.60.
“Today, the need to help children has never been greater, and since retiring, I have more time and I want to do so much more,” Mr. Beckham said in a press release marking the unveiling of 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund – his “ground-breaking initiative” to protect millions of children around the world from danger.“This is me stepping up my support – because I can, because I want to, because the outcome will help change the lives of millions of children,” he continued.“Everything I have done, my football career, my family, has led to this point – this is the moment for me to do what I can to help children in every corner of the world. This is something I want my own children to be proud of.” Mr. Beckham’s latest effort comes after one of the most devastating years for children on record.As many as 15 million children are caught up in violent conflicts in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and in the Occupied Palestinian territory – including those displaced in their own countries or living as refugees outside their homeland, according to UNICEF. At the same time, schools have increasingly been commandeered by combatants for military purposes amid a rise in attacks on education and health facilities. Overall, an estimated 230 million children live in countries and areas affected by armed conflicts.Children are also at serious risk from a wide range of factors beyond immediate emergencies. 168 million across the globe are engaged in child labour and many others are victims of sexual violence, trafficking and female genital mutilation. The launch of 7, named in honour of Mr. Beckham’s famed jersey number, will inaugurate a series of fundraising initiatives in which the former England captain will plan to “raise millions and speak out for children all over the world.” Once fundraising objectives are achieved, UNICEF would be able to provide child protection services and counselling support to children in El Salvador, the country with the highest homicide rate among children in the world; provide water pumps and train communities to maintain them in Burkina Faso, where currently 1 in 5 child deaths are caused by diarrhoea; and support breastfeeding mothers to give children the best start in life in Papua New Guinea, where child malnutrition has caused stunted growth in nearly half of all children under the age of five, the UNICEF press release explained.“There are some very exciting plans ahead and I am so proud to be part of this,” Mr. Beckham added. Paloma Escudero, from UNICEF’s Global Management Team, acknowledged Mr. Beckham’s longstanding efforts to “speaking up for those who need it most – the world’s most vulnerable children,” noting that the football star had already dedicated 10 years of work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.“David has raised awareness of major dangers facing children – including malnutrition, Ebola and AIDS – and has travelled with UNICEF to Sierra Leone, South Africa, Thailand and most recently the Philippines, where he helped raise vital funds for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan,” she affirmed. “Through 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, we can act together to drive positive change for children.”
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Atletico Madrid and Sevilla are the closest to signing Kalinic, says Mirabelli, Goal reports.The Milan director has said that the two La Liga rivals are the closest to acquiring the Croatian striker.Nikola Kalinic has been in talks with the two Spanish clubs regarding a transfer away from the San Siro, AC Milan Sporting Director told Massimiliano Mirabelli has confirmed.Kalinic who joined Milan last summer from Italian side Fiorentina has struggled to make a positive impact scoring just six goals in 31 appearances.La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…It is believed Gennaro Gattuso and the Milan hierarchy are willing to cut their losses on the striker who signed initially on loan with an obligation to buy for £22million.The 30-year-old who was initially part of Croatia’s 23 man squad to the World Cup was unceremoniously sent home from the tournament after refusing to come in as substitute during Croatia’s 2-0 victory over Nigeria.“We’ve got many top players in the team and some of them are discussing with other teams. Atleti and Sevilla are the closest to Nikola at the moment but there are other teams interested as well.” Mirabelli revealed to Sky Sports Italia.
Ruderman: I think that’s part of working with multiple brands — there is no average day. There are weeks when I focus much more on one or two or three brands. It’s rare that I spend a day thinking about every single one of them in equal parts. It’s really more about where the need is. Ruderman: Adding on to that, one of the really cool things about working on different brands is that you get to take the learnings from one brand and apply it to another, and that’s something that you just don’t see happening at a more siloed organization. In the last year alone, Time Inc. and Condé Nast have both announced restructurings that break down some editorial and sales silos to create a more organic workflow between their various magazine brands. If you think creating a magazine is hard work, what about creating a dozen? While the job description for today’s content creators has steadily grown to include everything from Snapchat to virtual reality, now many publishers have teams that produce content across multiple magazine titles. Ruderman: Everything is very different, not just between each brand but between each program. So talking about putting together content strategy for World’s Most Beautiful is different than the content strategy for Sexiest Man Alive, even though those are both at the same brand. Lee: From a cross brand or multibrand standpoint, we have very strong and respected brands, and when you bring them together, there is a multiplier effect that I think we hadn’t truly unlocked before we started working across them. This interview was lightly edited for brevity and clarity. Ruderman: Everyone is on Slack, and there’s every kind of Slack group you can imagine, broken down by team, by department, by digital desk, by brand. It’s constant communication, from the editorial assistant level to directors and beyond. There’s a lot of mixing and sharing of content and assets there. Folio: Any last thoughts? Ruderman: It’s a mix of both. Whether it’s editors-in-chief, or digital directors at specific sites, we work very closely with a lot of them. When it’s more project focused, like with [Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit franchise], there are people very rooted in the brand who we’ll work with, as well as cross-brand people. Folio: So what does your average day look like? In years past, we might not have figured out how teams could play that story off of each other. But with good cross-promotion and very sharp social strategy, it became a pretty significant phenomenon for People and Sports Illustrated. Lee: It’s exactly like Zoë said. There truly is no one typical day. One of the challenges from a management perspective, when you work with a number of brands, is really making sure they’re pointed in the right direction and really understanding what are the KPIs and the vectors for growth. Because that’s why we’re doing this — it’s ultimately to drive growth. The one thing that is very constant with every day is reviewing where we’re are in terms of roadmaps and progress. That happens on a daily basis and multiple times a day. Folio: Walk me through what each of your roles are and how they have changed over the last few months? Folio: Now that you’re all working together, is there any competition between the titles? I mentioned Snapchat earlier — right now we’re really focused on Essence and EW within our portfolio because we’re getting ready to launch on Snapchat, but it’s so varied. For me, it’s a lot of working with sales and marketing, and evangelizing our brands, going out on sales calls, dealing with partners like Snapchat and Wishbone. It’s very different every day which is what makes it so exciting and interesting. Ruderman: Both Will and I work across all style, entertainment, and sports brands. In some ways, us having multiple channels on Snapchat mimics what the structure editorially has become over the last six months or year — whether it’s our digital desks who are thinking topic-wise rather than just brand-wise, or people like Will and myself who are thinking about multiple digital platforms and multiple brands. Lee: We want to think of Time Inc. as having very big and ambitious goals, so everything that we do, whether it’s cross-brand or with individual brands, has to ladder into those goals. While strategy may differ slightly from brand to brand, all roads should lead into the Time Inc. philosophy; that’s a pretty significant departure from how Time Inc. has been organized and strategize in the past. So how do these multibrand content creators juggle the workload? To find out more, we sat down with Zoë Ruderman, executive director of content strategy, and Will Lee, group digital director, who both work across style, entertainment and sports titles at Time Inc. With the digital desks that we rolled out, those are people who are leading from a category perspective. Someone who’s rooted in one brand but they’re also thinking about content across different sites within one category, so we’re also working with them. The People Snapchat Discover channel features cards with celebrity coverage, as well as content from another Time Inc. magazine, Sports Illustrated. Folio: Do you work with content creators at individual brands or only others on cross-brand teams? Lee: On the tech side we went from having, when I arrived a couple years ago, 12 different CMS’s. And now have two. News and entertainment brands are on WordPress and the lifestyle and sports brands are on Drupal. Lee: Sports Illustrated, for instance, did this photoshoot with Christie Brinkley and her two daughters. It was a very successful, and the day that the photos were unveiled, it was the number one story, video and gallery on Sports Illustrated. [Separate coverage of the same topic] was also the number one and number two story, article, gallery, and video on People. Folio: Let’s talk logistics. How do you manage working with so many different teams? Ruderman: I think there’s always heathy competition. Even within the brands to some extent. Everyone wants their content to do well. That said, I think we’re excited to see other brands win, partially because we can learn about it and partially because we’re one Time Inc. Lee: Hopefully we’re all pulling in the same direction; the idea is not to be a portfolio manager and to try to load balance; the idea is to truly use the multiplier effect. Folio: Do you have one Time Inc. content strategy?
Flanked by Senator Lisa Murkowski and Governor Bill Walker, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks to reporters after signing an order to promote more drilling on Alaska’s North Slope. (Photo by Elizabeth Harball/Alaska’s Energy Desk)Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is reshuffling several senior government positions, and it could affect Arctic policies in Alaska. The Washington Post reports that dozens of career officials received reassignment letters last Thursday.Listen nowAlaska’s Energy Desk was able to confirm that Joel Clement, a climate policy adviser, received one of those letters. Clement helped advise former President Barack Obama on Arctic issues.In 2011, Clement was appointed to an inter-agency task force to look at energy development in the Arctic and climate impacts. He authorized a report detailing the effects of warming in the region, such as sea ice loss and melting permafrost.Now Clement has been reassigned to the Office of Natural Resources and Revenue, which collects oil and gas royalties, among other things.In April, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic.Zinke ordered new studies of the area’s resource potential in May.
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowPlan to draw from permanent fund is silent on PFDsAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Alaska legislature released a proposal today outlining how it will draw from Permanent Fund earnings to pay for state spending.Bethel voters to decide whether or not to keep legal alcohol salesChristine Trudeau, KYUK – BethelBethel residents will be asked to vote again this October on whether to have legal sales of alcohol in town. A petition has gathered enough signatures to put the local option issue back on the city’s October ballot.Calista director Colonel Wayne Don denies allegations against himTeresa Cotsirilos, KYUK – BethelThe Calista Regional Native Corporation is trying to get rid of its former chairman, and it’s not entirely clear why.More than 300 Alaska-based paratroopers to return home this weekendZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe first wave of Alaska-based soldiers from an on-going combat deployment is about to arrive home.State wants public input on how to spend Volkswagen settlement moneyElizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauThe $8 million could go towards investments in electric vehicle infrastructure or upgrades to diesel-powered transportation.Kuskowkim River remains jammed as community eagerly awaits breakupAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelAs of Wednesday morning, the Kuskokwim River ice remains jammed in the Middle River at Birch Crossing. There, the Kuskowkim makes a sharp 100-degree bend, which traps ice every year.Survival of first Alaskans linked to breast milkEmily Russell, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageA new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences offers some clues into how the first Alaskans adapted to their new home.UAF signs deal with New Mexico-based lab for future Arctic projectsDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksThe University of Alaska Fairbanks is partnering with Sandia National Laboratory to conduct science in the Arctic.Wolves are eating sea otters near Gustavus. What does that mean for the deer?Elizabeth Jenkins, Alaska’s Energy Desk – JuneauOn a recent camping trip, a Gustavus man realized that wolves weren’t just eating deer at a beloved hunting spot. One notorious marine predator appears to be becoming the prey.Hoonah microbrewery gets new owners and location, but will offer familiar tastesTripp Crouse, KTOO – JuneauThe new owners of Icy Strait Brewing are busy remodeling a new location for the Hoonah microbrewery. They hope to open in time for the first cruise ship scheduled to dock on May 12.
At 5 a.m. on Tuesday a Boeing 767 flown by the German carrier Condor arrived at Juan Santamaría International Airport outside Costa Rica’s capital for the inauguration of the company’s third weekly flight between Frankfurt and San José.The new flight adds to two weekly flights the carrier operates on Mondays and Thursdays and responds “to a greater demand for European travelers and our reading of the traveling trends to the Costa Rican market,” said Condor Airport Manager Óscar Álvarez.“We have developed an accurate reading pointing at a higher demand from Germany and the entire European community for travel to Costa Rica, which allows us to anticipate the competition in meeting the needs of European tourists and even increasing our export load capacity,” Álvarez added during a welcome ceremony held at the airport.Local tourism officials also greeted travelers with souvenirs, music and folk dances. Costa Rican Tourism Board General Manager Alberto López said the route expansion would help increase the number of European tourists arriving in the country.“Last year alone we registered more than 300,000 arrivals of European travelers, representing a 5.6 percent increase compared to 2012. Germany, Spain, France and the United Kingdom currently are the main market sources of tourists to Costa Rica,” Álvarez said.Rafael Mencia, CEO of Aeris, the company that administrates the Juan Santamaría terminal, said the German market in 2013 accounted for 18.19 percent of Europeans who arrived in the country, and currently is the main source of tourists from that continent.This year five airlines have announced new flights to the country. Avianca, AeroMéxico, JetBlue, Delta and United will increase flights to the country’s two international airports: Juan Santamaría and Daniel Oduber, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste. Cubana de Aviación will resume a nonstop flight to the island later this month.Also in recent days, Thomson Airways and Southwest Airlines confirmed new flights in 2015, while Turkish Airlines and VivaColombia currently are in negotiations for opening routes to Costa Rica. Facebook Comments Related posts:Condor Airlines to add weekly Costa Rica – Germany flight More flights coming: Delta adds Minneapolis and LA routes to Costa Rica Airlines announce new flights to Costa Rica from US, Mexico New charter flights to Costa Rica from Chicago, Minneapolis
Virgin Atlantic spreads Air NZ code share Virgin Atlantic and Air New Zealand began their code share agreement earlier this year and their joint network includes services from New Zealand to London via Sydney, Hong Kong and San Francisco. Air New Zealand and Virgin Atlantic have extended their code share agreement to include flights between Auckland and London via Shanghai.Commencing 3 August, the extension will offer passengers flying between the two destinations more choice with a three times weekly code share service.“This is a great addition to an already very successful partnership with Air New Zealand,” Virgin Atlantic general manager Luke Fisher said.“This arrangement will continue to provide greater connectivity and choice for our New Zealand passengers.”The news comes only days after Virgin Atlantic’s sister company, Virgin Australia launched the first phase of its alliance with Singapore Airlines.The partnership includes joint tickets and reciprocal lounge access. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announces divorce on Twitter LAS VEGAS — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said he and his wife MacKenzie have decided to divorce after 25 years of marriage.Bezos, one of the world’s richest men, made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday.The two married in 1993 after they met at hedge fund D.E. Shaw in New York, where they both worked. They left New York on a road trip to Amazon’s eventual headquarters Seattle, with her driving and him writing up the business plan for what would become the world’s largest online retailer. They have four children together.A note posted Bezos’ Twitter account said the two of them will remain “cherished friends,” as well as “partners” in ventures and projects.“If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again,” said the note, which was signed “Jeff & MacKenzie.”Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press Posted Jan 9, 2019 8:07 am PDT
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The trial of a couple suspected of stealing over €300,000 in cash and valuables from bank safety deposit boxes kicked off on Monday before the Larnaca criminal court.The unemployed sign maker, Marios Loizou, 37, and his 33-year-old wife Sotira Georgiou are accused of money laundering in connection with the theft of €313,000 in cash and valuables from safety deposit boxes at Solidarity Co-op and the Bank of Cyprus between March 2015 and January 2016.Police said the break-ins and thefts were carried out by a person who had access to the area when the branches were open.The 37-year-old suspect was the only individual from the list of customers who had a box at both branches.There were no security cameras in the rooms where the safety deposits were stored and customers were left alone while accessing their boxes.According to police, when the 37-year-old suspect accessed his safety deposit, he would request to remain for twice the time other clients spent – around 20 minutes instead of 10 — and always had two bags with him.His visits coincided with the period the thefts took place, police said.The suspect used a special home-made tool, which left little or no sign on the outside of the boxes he opened.Prosecutors on Monday submitted a long list of items and services the couple allegedly possessed or used without being able to explain the purchases based on their income.Included on the list are two cars worth €10,000 and €28,000, a motorcycle worth €12,000, a collection of alcoholic drinks that cost €14,600, jewellery valued at €15,600 and a house renovation that cost €10,000.The suspects are also charged with repaying over €40,000 in loans, acquiring a ring worth €2,000, and hiring a singer and a band for €2,500.The charge sheet also includes four more motorcycles bought for €12,000, €2,400 on mobile phones and €2,850 for televisions.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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