Toronto airport to host 150 live music shows to celebrate Canada 150

first_imgTORONTO – Travellers at Canada’s busiest airport will get to enjoy live music this summer as part of the country’s 150th birthday celebrations.The YYZ Live performance series at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport features 150 free live shows by 75 artists on two stages.The series, produced by the airport and the City of Toronto, began Monday and runs daily until Sept. 15, with amplified sets beginning at 7 p.m. in the international arrivals area of Terminal 1 and acoustic sets beginning at 8 p.m. on the platform of the airport’s Terminal Link train.The first week of performances will include soul, jazz, folk, bluegrass, indie rock and international music.Bands are paid an honorarium of $600 for two performances and the city says Toronto-based artists of all genres are encouraged to apply through the city’s website to perform later in the summer.Toronto Mayor John Tory says it’s an ideal tribute to Canada’s 150th birthday.“YYZ Live supports and showcases Toronto artists while enhancing Toronto’s image and reputation as a music city to visitors and residents,” he said.Greater Toronto Airports Authority President Howard Eng said the performances will enhance the airport experience for many travellers.“For many people, their first experience of Canada is here at the airport, so it is fitting that we’ll be presenting performances from so many Canadian artists in celebration of this great country,” said Eng.last_img read more

Lobbying commissioner rejects complaints against firearms panel member

first_imgOTTAWA – A federal watchdog has dismissed complaints that a mass-shooting survivor broke the rules by working with an advocacy group to lobby for gun policy changes while also serving as a member of the Liberal government’s firearms advisory committee.In a recent decision, federal lobbying commissioner Nancy Belanger said Nathalie Provost’s work on behalf of the group PolySeSouvient, which pushes for stricter gun control, did not breach lobbying laws because Provost is not paid by the group and therefore does not need to register as a lobbyist.Provost said in an interview that she was relieved to be cleared by the commissioner, and considers the efforts against her an attempt to discredit PolySeSouvient.“I knew that I was not a lobbyist,” she said. “I feel it’s like a strategy to shut us down.”Belanger’s office received numerous complaints about Provost’s alleged conflict of interest after firearms advocates launched an online campaign encouraging people to write letters.Provost, who was shot four times during the 1989 assault by a gunman at Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique, has been involved for eight years with PolySeSouvient, which includes students and graduates of the engineering school.In late 2016 the Liberals appointed her to be a vice-chair of the 10-member federal firearms advisory committee, which advises the public safety minister on Canada’s gun policies, laws and regulations. The committee is chaired by a former Supreme Court justice and counts a police chief, a competitive sport shooter, an emergency physician and a farmer among its members.Under the committee’s terms of reference, members are barred from engaging in lobbying activities or working as a registered lobbyist on behalf of any organization making submissions or representations to the federal government on issues relating to the mandate of the committee.A federal bill introduced in March would expand the scope of background checks on those who want to acquire a gun and force gun retailers to keep records of firearms inventory and sales, The legislation would also require purchasers to present a firearms licence, while the seller would have to ensure its validity.The bill quickly prompted polarized reactions, criticized by some as too weak and by others as a misguided effort that does nothing to tackle actual gun crime.A representative of the Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights, a voice for gun owners, filed a complaint with the lobbying commissioner against Provost, alleging she was in conflict while influencing the shape of the Liberal legislation.“We have to wonder how far the government will go to appease Nathalie and at what cost to the millions of Canadians this legislation affects, none of them criminals by the way,” the organization wrote on its website.OneClearVoice.ca, a website that bills itself as a letter-writing tool to fight the Liberal bill, includes a template for creating a complaint to the lobbying commissioner about Provost’s activities.Provost said that before joining the federal committee she was given clearance from the public safety minister’s office to continue acting as a spokeswoman for PolySeSouvient.In a June 26 letter to Provost, Belanger said she was ending a preliminary evaluation of the allegations against her.Belanger said she had looked at various correspondence, conducted interviews and examined publicly available records before making her determination.The Lobbying Act applies only to people who are paid for their communications activities with federal officials, while Provost is a volunteer, the letter said.The allegations “are therefore unfounded” because the act does not apply to Provost’s activities, Belanger added. “Accordingly, I consider this file closed.”— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

UKs May says Brexit talks making progress EU denies leak

first_imgLONDON – Giving an upbeat verdict on an inconclusive European Union summit, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday she has “a degree of confidence” that Brexit talks will be able to move to their decisive second phase by December.She told lawmakers that the talks on Britain’s divorce from the EU had made “important progress,” despite a judgment by the 27 other EU leaders that more needs to be done before the two sides can discuss trade and their future relations.May said she had “a degree of confidence we are going to get to a point of sufficient progress by December,” allowing talks to move on.With Britain’s March 2019 departure from the EU moving closer, Britain is eager to start discussing trade and future relations with the bloc. But EU leaders say there has not yet been “sufficient progress” on divorce terms, including the size of the bill Britain must pay to settle its commitments to the bloc.Britain’s initial offer to cover its previous EU commitments of around 20 billion euros ($24 billion) falls far short of the EU estimate of 60 billion euros ($70 billion) or more.May refused to commit to a figure, saying “we are going through our potential commitments line by line.”May has been in need of a boost from the 27 other EU leaders as she tries to hold together a government, a Conservative Party and a country deeply divided over Brexit. At the EU meeting in Brussels last week, she told fellow leaders that both sides needed “an outcome we can stand behind and defend to our people.”An EU official said, after last week’s dinner, all the leaders were aware of the difficulties May is facing at home. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks were confidential, said there was a sense among EU leaders that they didn’t want to make life more difficult for May.But May’s life was not made any easier by a German newspaper report claiming that EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who dined with May last week, saw her as “despondent” and “begging” the EU to help her make progress.Juncker denied saying any such thing, insisting that his dinner with May in Brussels had not gone nearly as badly as the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung suggested.“She was neither tired nor beaten. She did her thing, and I did mine too,” Juncker said, speaking at the Institute of Political Studies in Strasbourg, France.Juncker and his chief aide denied leaking the account of the meeting to the newspaper, and May’s spokesman declined to comment on it.Meanwhile, Britain’s biggest business groups urged May’s Conservative government to quickly agree to a transition period of at least two years after Brexit to provide certainty about trade as companies make critical decisions about jobs and investment.The letter sent to U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis said an “agreement (on a transition) is needed as soon as possible, as companies are preparing to make serious decisions at the start of 2018, which will have consequences for jobs and investment in the U.K.”May has requested a two-year transition period in which the two sides would trade on terms largely similar to current arrangements. But Britain and the EU have yet to discuss details of any such transition.___Casert reported from Brussels. Danica Kirka in London contributed to this story.last_img read more

UNP doubts polls will be fair

He said that at a time when the international community is monitoring Sri Lanka it is best to ensure the polls in the North are free and fair. The UNP member said that the heavy army presence in the North will have a negative impact on the elections scheduled to be held in September. The United National Party (UNP) today raised doubts on a free and fair election being held for the Northern Provincial Council.UNP Member of the Western Provincial Council, Kithsiri Manchanayake, addressing the media today, said that the government does not seem keen to ensure a fair poll. He urged the government to ensure the polls are not rigged and is conducted peacefully. (Colombo Gazette)

UN watchdog agency uses nuclear technology to help Mexico City breathe easier

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has teamed up with local scientists and regulatory authorities on a project aimed at making the air safer by using nuclear “know-how” to analyze air samples collected from across the city. Unlike traditional methods for analyzing air samples, nuclear tools are sensitive enough to extract key information about contaminants in small, fine particles. The smaller a toxic particle the more damaging it is to human health because it can penetrate deeply into the lungs. It is hoped that better information about release rates of elements like sulphur, nickel, copper and zinc in fine particles will help authorities improve health care and preventative strategies. Regular air samples taken throughout Mexico City are analyzed using a technique known as PIXE (proton induce x-ray emission). The IAEA is providing around $300,000 in equipment and training to scientists at the National Nuclear Research Institute of Mexico (ININ) who conduct the analysis. The scientists use an accelerator to shoot a beam of protons at a dust sample collected from the air. The results of the reaction reveal a wealth of information which helps scientists to pinpoint the exact source of toxic emissions, valuable information in a city where industry and the city’s 20 million inhabitants often live side by side. Importantly, it gives decision makers and regulators better information on which to act and develop laws to control harmful emissions. read more

G8 debt relief initiative a major step against African poverty – UN

“These countries have been facing the challenge of a huge, unsustainable debt service payment,” said Under-Secretary-General Anwarul Chowdhury, who is the UN High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. “Consequently, their economic growth and development has been stunted.” Mr. Chowdhury said in a statement released at UN Headquarters in New York Monday. While welcoming the agreement, Mr. Chowdhury said that he hoped the G-8 initiative would be accomplished fully in a short time frame. “Only 100% debt cancellation would free the resources needed in LDCs (landlocked developing countries) for investment in health, education and for fulfilling the basic needs of the population,” he said. read more

Veszprem win in Denmark

2. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…9702280:248(32)14 ← Previous Story Kielce beat RK Vardar in EHF CL derby Next Story → TATRAN drew with Elverum Handball in Norway 3. Telekom Veszprém9423239:235(4)10 4. SG Flensburg-Handewitt8413204:192(12)9 Telekom Veszprem won important away points in Denmark! The Hungarian champions beat Bjerringbro Silkeborg 29:24 (15:9) to overtake third position behind FC Barcelona Lassa and Paris Saint Germain. Serbian TOP shooter Momir Ilic was in good mood with seven goals for the winners.Bjerringbro-Silkeborg – Telekom Veszprém 24:29 (9:15)Bjerringbro-Silkeborg: Fradsen, Rasmussen – Thomsen, Nielsen 2 (2), Lassen, Hansen 2, Skube 5, Orsted, Kier, Olsen, Espersen 3, Markussen 4, Hundsrup, Klitgaard 5 (1), Jensen, Knudsen 3Telekom Veszprém: Mikler – Iváncsik 3, Schuch, Ilic 7, Gajic 5 (5), Nilsson, Nagy 4, Kopljar 1, Marguc 3, Chema 1, Terzic 1, Sulic 3, Lékai 1, LigetváriSTANDINGS: 5. THW Kiel9414226:231(-5)9 6. Orlen Wisla Plock9225231:243(-12)6 1. FC Barcelona Lassa9801268:230(38)16 8. Kadetten Schaffhausen8107210:249(-39)2 7. Bjerringbro-Silkeborg9207227:257(-30)4 read more

Egypt protesters torch police station in Port Said

first_imgEGYPTIAN PROTESTERS TORCHED a police station in Port Said today as US Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Cairo to push for a way out of the country’s political impasse.The interior ministry said about 500 protesters threw stones and petrol bombs at the police station, setting it on fire, and then blocked fire engines from reaching the blaze.The protesters had gathered outside the station after two men were injured when a police truck hit them during earlier clashes in the city, now entering its third week of a general strike, the ministry said.Meanwhile, one person was killed and dozens injured in overnight clashes between police and protesters in the Nile delta city of Mansura, a security official told AFP.According to media reports, the protester died after he was run over by a police van.Regular clashes have been taking place across Egypt amid a stalemate between Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and his secular-leaning opposition ahead of parliamentary elections next month.Kerry, in his first visit to Egypt as secretary of state, will meet government and opposition figures over two days to urge a political consensus between the government and the opposition.But two main opposition leaders, Hamdeen Sabahi and Mohamed ElBaradei, have turned down meetings with Kerry in protest over Washington’s call on the dissidents to reconsider their boycott of the parliamentary election.- © AFP 2013.Related: Strikes shut down Egyptian port city for second day>last_img read more

Klopp doubts there will be any January signings at Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp doesn’t see any new players coming in during the January transfer marketDespite losing defenders Joe Gomez and Joel Matip to injuries, Klopp is remaining calm over at Anfield and will not make any hasty decisions after spending €182.20m in the summer.Another option for Klopp is to recall Harry Wilson from his season-long loan deal with Derby County in the English Championship.The Welsh winger has impressed over at Derby with eight goals in 19 appearances.But it appears Klopp will not be recalling him or exploring the possibility of making a signing in the winter unless Liverpool injury problems get worse.“I really think Harry left in the right moment,” said Klopp on the club website.“Since I was in everybody told me Harry Wilson needed to go on loan. He scored a lot of goals for the U23s already.“He went last year to Hull, he was already good. He came back, pre-season was pre-season, and he went to Derby and now he is with Frank [Lampard].divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It’s really nice the job Frank is doing there, it is outstanding. England has a lot of good young managers, that’s cool.“Our situation is like this; if you would have asked me two weeks before if we’ll do anything in the transfer market, I would have said, ‘Probably not.’“Now we have two centre-halves left. Will we do something? It’s not really likely because they [Gomez and Matip] are not out for a long time. But we have to judge it anew.“And that’s exactly the same with Harry. If something happens in an offensive wing position, why should I say today, ‘100 per cent we will not do it’?“That’s the only thing Derby had to accept in the moment they signed the contract. They have to wait until the last second and we can decide.“But we don’t want to take him away. Only if we really need him would we trigger that option. Otherwise, he’s there in a fantastic team.“I like watching them. How they played against United [in the Carabao Cup] was a role model game and it was not because United were weak – it was because Derby were outstanding. So, all good.”last_img read more

Secret life of Ghost Ape that had thousands of years sex with

first_imgBonobos along with chimpanzees are believed to be the closest to humans among great apes. Courtesy: japantimes.co.jpMysterious “ghost apes” may have interbred with the great apes known as bonobos, a relative of chimpanzees and with several surprising human attributes, for hundreds of thousands of years, a new study has found. The situation may have been similar to the case of modern humans that repeatedly had sex with now-extinct human lineages in different parts of the world.Bonobos (scientific name Pan paniscus), which scientists describe as ‘promiscuous’ apes, are closely related to chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and belong to the same group Pan, just as modern humans and extinct lineages of humans make up the group Homo (Homo sapiens being modern human), an article in LiveScience says. Geneticists have discovered that ancestors of modern humans often interbred with extinct human lineages such as Neanderthals and Denisovans. The DNA from such genetic mixing continues to influence modern humans, from potential immune boosts to increased risk for depression, obesity, heart attacks, and nicotine addiction, the article says.Earlier research showed genes likely flowed from bonobos to chimpanzees more than 200,000 years ago, proving their regular interbreeding. Genome analyses of 10 bonobos and 59 chimpanzees have convinced scientists that bonobos, which they consider ‘Hippie Chimps’ had sex with a now-extinct ape lineage, the Ghost Ape. “We know humans have interbred with Neanderthals and Denisovans and probably other archaic human populations, and it’s interesting to see what happened with our closest living relatives as well,” the article quotes study lead author Martin Kuhlwilm, a population geneticist at the Biomedical Research Park of Barcelona, Spain, as saying. The research was first published in the journal Nature. Genetic evidence shows bonobos mated with an ancient lineage for thousands of years while close relatives chimpanzees never did. Courtesy: LiveScienceThe researchers were looking for unusual patterns in the ape genomes that would suggest ancient interbreeding with other lineages. This included a hunt for long haplotypes, or sets of DNA sequences seen in one species but not the other, the article says. Long haplotypes are likely inherited from significantly different lineages while short ones are seen as arising from chance mutations within these species. Geneticists look for remnants of long haplotypes. By looking at the length of these odd haplotypes, scientists can estimate how far back the interbreeding occurred.By isolating this “ghost ape” DNA the researchers reconstructed up to 4.8 per cent of its genome. They said genes in these archaic fragments may have consequences on the workings of the brain, kidneys and immune system of bonobos. Bonobos and chimps are believed to have diverged from each other about 2 million years ago. But, the evidence suggests that the ghost ape diverged from the common ancestor of bonobos and chimps about 3.3 million years ago. Bonobos and the ghost apes must have begun interbreeding sometime between 377,000 and 637,000 years ago. In contrast, chimpanzees never interbred with any now-extinct lineages.last_img read more

March For Our Lives Rallies At Houston City Hall

first_imgPhoto provided by Caroline Ciccone from Precision StrategiesHouston City Hall was a gathering place for activists against gun violence on Sunday. That was the latest stop in the March For Our Lives: Road To Change bus tour. Student activists joined with other organizations, including Orange Generation, Mi Familia Vota, Students Demand Action, Moms Demand Action, Pantsuit Republic Houston, Texas Gun Sense, Black Lives Matter Houston, Fiel Houston, and Indivisible Houston.“It can no longer be acceptable for a kid to get shot on the street, or in school, or in a movie theater, or a place of worship, or anywhere!” said activist Emma Gonzalez, on the steps of Houston City Hall on Sunday. Gonzalez is one of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors, in Parkland, Florida. The February 14 shooting left 17 students and staff members dead.Survivors and family members of the May school shooting in Santa Fe also joined protesters pushing for change.“I felt the weight of May 18 when I came to the realization that my last memories of high school were ones of fleeing, fear, and bloodshed,” said Bree Butler, a survivor of the Santa Fe High School shooting. Ten people were killed.The bus tour is also meant to be an opportunity to register and activate young voters – even if they don’t have the same views on gun control. Student activist David Hogg, also a Parkland shooting survivor, tweeted they have been reaching out to people with different views, as well. Y’all know that this happens basically everywhere we go the media just doesn’t like to cover it because it’s Americans working together which, isn’t great for ratings. Just wait until we vote together 😉 register at https://t.co/SrCltJsrBH https://t.co/cIVCznpWcc— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) July 9, 2018KHOU photojournalist Nathan Kvinge described how one interaction between people with different points of view appeared constructive.Student activist David Hogg and other students from Parkland HS in Houston for a #RoadtoChange rally at city hall took a moment to have a brief discussion with this gun rights counter-protester. It ended with each side basically thanking the other for hearing his concern. #KHOU11 pic.twitter.com/49Eclk302X— Nathan Kvinge (@NathanKHOU) July 9, 2018March For Our LivesMarch For Our Lives activists having an open dialogue with “Open Carry Texas” activists in Houston, on July 9, 2018.On Sunday, members from the group, “Open Carry Texas,” organized across the street, at Tranquility Park, in a counter-protest.“We need to provide safety for students without trampling on the Second Amendment, which can be done,” David Trives told local TV station KPRC.Matt Deitsch, of Parkland, Florida, is travelling with the bus tour. He said he’s engaged with several counter-protesters nationwide, in an effort to educate and understand each other. “Even though we don’t see eye-to-eye on a lot of these issues… we do agree on solutions to gun violence that we know would work together, and we’d both be happy with,” said Deitsch. “I think it really shows why this political system is failing us right now. Because, if we could have this conversation, and it works, and we come to a solution, and we have the senate majority leaders saying that there are no solutions… they should be reaching out to us at these protests and ask us what we thing the right thing is to do. Because, we came up with these things together, through long conversations from different worlds.”STORY TIME:Incase you didn’t know I am one of the organizers for #RoadToChange and we are currently traveling through TX organizing youth meetings, rallies and town halls.These counter protests at our events are incredibly invited because they allow us to clarify our message. https://t.co/ng6bx9sMr0— Matt Deitsch (@MattxRed) July 8, 2018He explained the March For Our Lives group says it is pro-Second Amendment. “Because, we’re standing up to stop gun violence. We’re not trying to stop guns. We’re trying to stop these dangerous, violent people from having incredibly easy access to fire arms,” said Deitsch. “And so, we talk to people about that… and we just have a conversation with what the Second Amendment means right now, and what’s happening in the country…. And we really do break down these walls.”The next stop on the tour: San Antonio.  Sharelast_img read more

National Museum gallery of dececorative arts gets a revamp

first_imgDecked up with some prized specimens and decorative objects of utility from 18th and 19th century, the National Museum’s gallery of decorative arts in Delhi got a makeover recently. Union Minister of Culture, Chandresh Kumari Katoch, will formally inaugurate the renovated art gallery on 5 July. The gallery would now display a fascinating set of historical objects crafted for daily, ceremonial and religious uses from a variety of materials like ivory, jade and ceramic.  Enriched with a grand set of colourful and ornate artefacts, the gallery will be opened to the art connoisseurs in the capital.last_img

When Will Tech Get Smart Enough to Stop Being Mens Work

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. May 21, 2015 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Only men should be plumbers.That sounds absurd, doesn’t it? But once upon a time, it was completely acceptable to call a male-dominated trade “men’s work.” So what about the tech field? Is this men’s work as well?Some people use this old-fashioned line of thinking to explain the glaring lack of women in tech. But does the field lack gender diversity because women are incapable of excelling in it? Or are women simply not interested in tech?The general assumption is that women are naturally inclined to pursue nurturing professions such as nursing and teaching. Men, on the other hand, head toward analytical professions because they are, supposedly, more pragmatic. But I don’t think this is the reason for the gender disparity in tech.Related: Team ‘Ban Bossy’ or Not: 3 Reasons Why Hiring Women In Tech Grows Business.I believe the more likely explanation is rooted in childhood. Girls typically aren’t encouraged to pursue careers in math and science, and they are steered toward other fields. Tech’s lack of gender diversity is a direct result of this.Organizations should prioritize diversity — in all forms. From a gender standpoint, companies that have women in leadership positions actually reap greater financial rewards than their male-leadership counterparts.Additionally, having a homogeneous workforce leads companies to neglect significant portions of their target audience. The more diverse your team, the more unique experiences members will bring to the table. This will undoubtedly lead your business to an increased level of creative innovation. The contributions of women are sorely needed for the tech space to properly grow and create products that are relevant to all types of people.Related: Richard Branson on Why Diversity Is an AdvantageThere are a number of misconceptions that keep women away from the tech world. For starters, it has the reputation of lacking creativity, diversity and flexibility. Here are a few tips that will help you create a more welcoming atmosphere for women:Don’t overlook women. If you see that a woman has applied for a job, interview her even if she seems unqualified for the position. Interviews can be a great learning opportunity for you as a leader. Ask her why she wants to work for you. Use this as a chance to better understand what attracts women to certain jobs.Talk to your current female employees. Hold regular meetings with your female employees. Ask them what they like and dislike about their jobs. Do they feel like your company is nurturing an inclusive atmosphere? Be an active listener, but also advise them on how they can provide more value to your organization.Host or attend an event geared to women. Host a “women in tech” happy hour or seminar at your company as a way to introduce your business to more women. You can also send a company representative to similar events to increase your visibility. Develop the identity of being a female-friendly company.These solutions will immediately help bring more women into the tech world. And when young girls see more women in the field, they’ll be more likely to gravitate toward it. This is crucial to tech’s long-term health.A more diverse tech industry will benefit your company and your consumers. Start the process by taking a few simple steps to create a more welcoming atmosphere for women.Related: The 4 Biggest Myths Discouraging Women From Tech Careers Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Minister declares the 2013 NSW Tourism Awards Open

first_imgThe Hon. George Souris, NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, officially launched the 24th NSW Tourism Awards program, by recognising the role the awards play in acknowledging excellence in tourism businesses, in front of 2012 award winners, sponsors and various State MPs at Parliament House last night.The 2013 NSW Tourism Awards are managed by the Tourism Industry Council NSW and proudly supported by Destination NSW. The awards celebrate best practice in tourism businesses across 31 categories, and are judged by an expert panel of tourism professionals. “The NSW Tourism Awards fosters healthy competition and supports our industry to strive for excellence. The process helps businesses to grow and challenge themselves. “These high standards delivered NSW a staggering 16 wins (seven gold awards and nine silver awards) at the 2012 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Hobart earlier this year. The depth and breadth of product was certainly on show, with unique tourism experiences like the Tamworth Music Festival and Deni Ute Muster gaining recognition at the national level,” said Minister Souris.Tony Clarke, from Travel 21fiftythree, a division of TAFE Western Sydney Institute at Baulkham Hills won the national title for the Tourism Education and Training category for the second year in a row. “We entered the awards to lift the profile of TAFE but also to acknowledge and reward the staff. Being involved in the awards also gave us a really strong business focus, because you have to talk about your marketing and business strategy.”As a result of undergoing the process to complete the submissions over a few years, we have become not only the training arm of TAFE but a business arm. The awards have shown us that you can’t just do the same thing day in and day out; you need to improve what you do year on year,” said Mr Clarke.Ken Corbett, the Chair of Tourism Industry Council NSW, unveiled the new look logo of the 2013 award program and announced a reduction in the entry fee for Tourism Industry Council NSW members, a fee waiver on the entry for new members and a special ticket offer for the Dinner and Ceremony for members choosing to enter the Awards program.He encouraged all tourism operators across the state’s tourism industry to enter into the prestigious awards program this year, to build upon the success of 2012.The NSW Tourism Awards Gala Dinner 2013 will be on Thursday 28th November at the newly developed Royal Randwick Racecourse Ballroom.Mr Ken Corbett also shared the recent news that the Board of the Tourism Industry Council has voted to put a proposal to an Extraordinary General Meeting of its members to proceed with a new strategic partnership with the NSW Business Chamber, drawing together the extensive policy, research, training, business development and advocacy expertise of the Chamber with the Council’s tourism industry capability and knowledge. The Hon. George Souris, NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, launching the 2013 Awards program. ……. New look logo for the 2013 Award Programcenter_img Attendees at the Launch Source = Tourism Industry Council of NSWlast_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter A new cultural expe

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >A new cultural experience offered by andBeyond is available for guests staying at the Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge, Botswana.‘The Interpretative Bushmen Experience’, included in the guests’ stay, is a half-day journey guided by Bushmen, known as the San people. As one of the continents oldest inhabitants with ancestral roots tracing back to over 30,000 years,  they are highly skilled hunter-gatherers who use bows and poisoned arrows, traps and throwing sticks, fashioned out of raw materials found in the wilderness.Three Bushmen lead the experience, where guests will be introduced to their various hunting and survivalist techniques and given the opportunity to follow the Bushmen as they interpret natural findings along the walk.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

January 25 2010 We were not able to post on Fr

first_imgJanuary 25, 2010 We were not able to post on Friday 1/22/09, because our website was down due to a terrific storm that came through Arizona on Thursday and Thursday night. [photo: the lake and dam below Arcosanti before the storm] [photo: YoungSoo Kim & text: sue] This storm dropped over three feet of snow on Flagstaff, just an hour’s drive north of us. Here at Arcosanti there was a lot of rain accompanied by fierce winds. This photo was taken by Alfonso Elia during the storm. The water level has almost reached the top of the dam. There is a spillway at the right end of the dam that lets water escape into the field behind the dam. [photo: Alfonso Elia & text: sue] This photo was taken on Friday morning after the storm. [photo & text: sue] The water pressure of the run-offs from the surrounding mesas, feeding into the lake, has broken the dam. On Wednesday, January 27. 2010, we will have one more report about the student group from Kansas City Art Institute. [photo & text: sue]last_img read more

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