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Saskatchewan selects 51 pot retailers for when it becomes legal later this

first_imgREGINA – Saskatchewan has selected 51 retailers to sell recreational marijuana when it becomes legal later this year.There will be cannabis outlets in communities across the province from Assiniboia to Yorkton and as far north as La Loche.Companies include big operators such as Canopy Growth Corporation to individual entrepreneurs.The retailers include groups of federally licensed cannabis producers, numbered companies and at least one is a First Nations firm.Some of the companies are from Saskatchewan but many are from out of province.Gene Makowsky, minister of the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, says the new industry will bolster the economy.“There was a lot of interest in the public request for proposal process, resulting in many new businesses that will invest in our province,” he said Friday in a release.He said applicants were screened for financial and inventory tracking systems before they were selected in a lottery.The selected retailers must now undergo criminal record checks.As a condition of their permit, they must be ready to sell recreational marijuana within one year of its legalization.The federal government is expected to legalize recreational marijuana for use by adults as early as this August.Under Saskatchewan’s rules marijuana retail stores must be stand-alone operations, selling only cannabis and cannabis accessories.They can’t sell alcohol and are subject to local municipal zoning bylaws.(Companies in this story: TSX:WEED)last_img read more


Nigeria new bird flu strain detected says UN agriculture agency

11 August 2008A new strain of avian flu never before reported in Africa has been identified in Nigeria, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today. Tests conducted by Nigeria and by the FAO show that the new virus strain – which is similar to strains identified last year in Italy, Afghanistan and Iran – is genetically distinct from other forms detected in Nigerian outbreaks in 2006 and 2007.“It seems unlikely that wild birds have carried the strain to Africa, since the last migration of wild birds from Europe and Central Asia to Africa occurred in September 2007 and this year’s southerly migration into Africa has not really started yet,” said Scott Newman, International Wildlife Coordinator of FAO’s Animal Health Service.He pointed to other avenues the virus could have taken to Nigeria, such as international trade or illegal and unreported movement of poultry. “This increases the risk of an avian influenza spread to other countries in Western Africa.”The FAO called for stepped up surveillance to monitor the virus and keep track of its spread.“Many countries have succeeded in getting the virus under control; but as long as avian influenza remains endemic in some countries, the international community needs to be on alert,” said Joseph Domenech, FAO’s Chief Veterinary Officer.The avian flu, or H5N1, has impacted more than 60 countries since the epidemic began five years ago in Asia and most nations have eliminated it from poultry.In Nigeria, bird flu was contained after being found in 25 states. FAO has a team of animal health experts and veterinary epidemiologists working with the West African nation’s Government. read more


Abducted cops assaulted and freed

The four people including two policemen who were abducted by wildlife officers at the Udawalawa national park yesterday during a raid on ganja plantations, have been freed after being assaulted.According to the police media unit, the four people have been admitted to hospital for treatment and investigations are underway to identify the suspects. After locating one ganja plantation two policemen were stationed at that location with weapons while the others proceeded to another location in the park to look for more ganja plantations.The police media unit said that at this time a group of wildlife officers of the park had abducted the two policemen and two others who assisted in the raid. (Colombo Gazette) The police said that the policemen were part of a 22 member police team involved in the raid at the park. The police said yesterday that wildlife officers had abducted two policemen and two others who were involved in a raid on a ganja plantation in the Udawalawe national park. read more


Afghan judicial body joins forces with UN agency to promote legal reform

The Afghan Judicial Reform Commission and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday signed a two-year project on Rebuilding the Justice System of Afghanistan. According to a spokesman for the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), this is the first major step towards judicial reform since the creation of the Commission.Spokesman Manoel de Almeida e Silva said in Kabul that the first part of the project will be reconstructing and equipping the courthouses across the country; training judges and other law offices; increasing the capacity of the administration of justice system, and organizing seminars and training for the staff of the justice system. “Particular attention will be given to ensure gender equity and a firmer role for women through the judicial system,” Mr. de Almeida e Silva said.Strengthening the teaching and research capacity of Kabul University’s Faculty of Law and Sharia will also be part of the initial stage of judicial reform. A legal research institute will be established within the University and the library will be upgraded.The spokesman said that the Judicial Reform Commission would be directly responsible for the full implementation of all elements of the programme. Representatives of the Commission, UNAMA and UNDP, as well as the Italian Embassy – charged with guiding judicial reform efforts last year by the Afghan Administration – will make up the project’s steering committee, and have a primary role in raising and managing the funds for the reform. The announcement of the joint project follows the international conference on Reform of the Afghan Justice System held in Rome last December. Conference participants pledged some $30 million and declared their commitment to help the Afghan Administration and the Commission restore the country’s judicial system and the rule of law. read more


Incoming Tim Hortons CEO reviewing everything from coffee cups to doughnuts

by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 17, 2013 2:12 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Incoming Tim Hortons CEO reviewing everything from coffee cups to doughnuts OAKVILLE, Ont. – Everything from coffee cup sizes to doughnut selection is under the microscope at Tim Hortons (TSX:THI) as the company’s new chief executive settles into his role and begins a widespread review of the chain’s operations.Marc Caira is looking for ways to boost the reputation of the already iconic company, and he wants to improve how customers feel about their experience at the counter, which he calls “the moment of truth” for any quick service restaurant.“If you make a mistake there, then you’re impacting the consumer, and today’s new reality is you can’t afford to do that,” he said in a recent interview at the company’s headquarters in Oakville, Ont.“You cannot give consumers permission to go somewhere else.”Before he joined Tim Hortons, Caira held various executive roles at Nestle’s global operations where he helped expand the company’s hot and cold beverage division. He says his experience with Nestle means he comes to Tim Hortons with an open mind and thinking like a customer.“The beauty of my role is that I can ask as many questions as I want,” he said.Hardly two and half months into his tenure at the Canadian chain, Caira is still learning how Tim Hortons operates. So far, he has travelled to more than 20 cities across the country to talk with franchisees, and he’s been catching up on how the 49-year-old company has evolved.His office smells of a fresh coat of paint and new leather chairs, and hints of his roots at Nestle are scattered around the room. A collection of KitKat chocolate bars behind his desk are branded with his image, a personalized option for the Japanese market.In his new role, that type of creative quirk could come in handy. Tim Hortons has faced an onslaught of competition from coffee chains like Starbucks and fast food restaurants like McDonalds, who have offered deep discounts to their customers along with loyalty programs.While Tim Hortons still dominates Canada’s coffee market, the company has weathered uneven same-store sales growth this year, and expects to fall short of its target ranges.Overall same-store sales, a retail industry barometer, have improved somewhat, rising 1.5 per cent in the second quarter. Yet the numbers suggest that fewer customers are coming through the doors and overall they’re spending less money. Tim Hortons does not provide specific traffic data.A study from the NPD research group found that Tim Hortons’ share of the $4.6-billion coffee chain market fell to about 76 per cent in May, a decline of about two per cent from 2009 before McDonalds launched its McCafes.At least part of the difficult market can be attributed to slower economic growth and reduced spending by many Canadians in a fickle market. Caira wants to ensure that customers don’t walk out of his stores baffled by a complicated menu or feel like they’ve waited in line too long.“Future battles are not going to be won, in my view, with who has the best strategy or who has the best innovation,” he said.“The companies that will win will be the companies that can execute flawlessly at the store level.”While nothing has been decided yet, changes will likely involve simplifying the company’s menu, which at this point includes a rotating selection of more than 60 types of doughnuts, and no less than five different coffee cup sizes.At a conference held by Scotiabank on Tuesday, the 59-year-old executive told analysts that Tim Hortons needs to ensure its menu defines the company, rather then reflects the same products offered by its competitors.“Everybody sells smoothies,” he said, singling out one of the more recent additions to the Tim Hortons menu.“You walk into a number of any restaurants you want, look at the menu, they look familiar.”Numerous other options are being considered as well, including an expansion of Tim Hortons products into vending machines and agreements with new partners to take its brand outside of the restaurant.Already the company is trying to speed up the process at its counters, including double-lane drive-thrus and beverage express counters that shuffle customers away from the cash register while they wait for their drink to be prepared.While Caira wants to be different, he knows that sometimes traditional mainstays are what work best. His favourite doughnut is the Boston Cream, which he enjoys with an iced cappuccino.“I like chocolate,” he said.Tim Hortons needs to consider launching innovative platforms it can build on, rather than just new products, he said. Hot lunches have been a popular focus for the company over the past year, and soon it could expand into more options angled at dinner-hour customers.“The panini started out as a platform for lunch, we can easily take it into breakfast,” he said.And while Caira hasn’t made any specific decisions for changes to the menu or the company’s operations as a whole, he plans to unveil a new strategic plan before the end of the year.Activist investors have been pushing for the company to make major changes to its U.S. expansion plans and boost its leverage to buy back more shares. Caira has already responded to some of the demands from Scout Capital Management LLC and Highfields Capital Management LP, though he says he won’t necessarily react to all of their suggestions.“We will listen and engage, but there are times where we will agree to disagree,” he said, pointing to suggestions that Tim Hortons should exit the supply chain as one area where he won’t budge.“I don’t agree with that at all,” he said. “That’s part of our business model, so we need to protect that.”Edward Jones analyst Bobby Hagedorn said he is confident that Tim Hortons has a strong enough reputation in Canada to overcome any short-term economic challenges or attempts by other companies to trample its market share.“Despite what we would consider a very tough operating environment, we do think these guys have the locations, customer loyalty and the brand that allows them to succeed in that environment,” he said in a phone interview from St. Louis.“People are going after their core breakfast segment, so we do think the company needs to get back on track. We do think they’re going to be able to do that.”Tim Hortons shares rose 19 cents to close at $59.27 Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange. read more


Spotlighting sustainable development Global Goals campaign launched at UN

‹ ›Mr. Curtis, the filmmaker behind major international hits such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill,, and Mr. Bean, presented “Project Everyone,” the mission of which is to get a “short, dynamic and snappy” explanation of the Global Goals to all of the planet’s citizens.“I was looking forward to 2015 and thought I should do something in order to try and make these new goals much more famous and much more well-known than the Millennium Development Goals were,” Mr. Curtis explained. “And it came as no surprise to me that as I started to say these things, I found out that so many people that I’d worked with before, so many of the NGOs [non-governmental organizations] and campaigners also felt the same thing.”The British scriptwriter began working with the United Nations on a campaign that would be “fun, bright, entertaining, and interesting,” to attract attention, especially of young people. One outcome is the first ever global cinema ad, an animation produced by Aardman featuring world leaders depicted as animals. It is expected to appear in movie theatres in over 30 countries.Meanwhile, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, Amina Mohammed, noted that she has just returned from her home country Nigeria, where she travelled by road through Boko Haram-controlled territory.“It’s important that this set of Goals is known by everyone, in the hamlets and the villages of Nigeria,” Ms. Mohammed said. “This is coming to make a difference in their lives.”She also stopped in Austria where she spoke with young people faced by the challenge of migration. “This agenda […] is not about just stemming the tide of what is happening with forced migration,” she explained. “But it is about dealing with root causes so that people don’t have to flee their own countries, their own villages, their own homes because they can’t have a life of dignity there.”Finally, 22 year-old Shaila Huq, spokesperson for the action/2015 campaign, said the Global Goals campaign speaks to her entire generation, which could be the first one to live in a world without extreme poverty. Richard Curtis briefs journalists on the campaign. UN Photo/Mark Garten Richard Curtis, filmmaker and founder of Project Everyone, which aims to share the Sustainable Development Goals with 7 billion people within 7 days of their adoption by the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September, briefs journalists on the campaign. Amina J. Mohammed, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning, is also pictured. UN Photo/Mark Garten A journalist takes notes during the press briefing on “The Global Goals Campaign” which aims to publicize the Sustainable Development Goals after their adoption by the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September. UN Photo/Mark Garten Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson (centre right) meets with Richard Curtis (centre left). Also pictured are Cristina Gallach (left), Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information and Amina J. Mohammed, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas During a press conference at UN Headquarters today, the Global Goals campaign, founded by filmmaker Richard Curtis, was announced as aiming to make the 17 UN Goals famous and to push for their full implementation worldwide.Described as an “unprecedented effort,” the campaign is supported by a variety of other social movements including action/2015 – a coalition of over 2000 organizations – and Global Citizen, a community of ordinary people that help fight extreme poverty.The campaign has been launched in the wake of a momentous event earlier this week: the UN General Assembly approved a resolution sending the draft ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ to Member States for adoption at a Summit in New York later this month. The Agenda, its 17 proposed Goals and 169 targets aim to be a charter for people and the planet in the twenty-first century. They will stimulate action over the next 15 years in areas of critical importance towards building a more equitable and sustainable world for all.Speaking to journalists with only 22 days to go before the UN Sustainable Development Summit, the Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Cristina Gallach, said 2015 is a “unique year.” “Being famous is absolutely necessary to ensure that [the goals] are implemented,” Ms. Gallach said. “We couldn’t have a better partner for this process than Richard Curtis’s team. Everybody will be able to resort to his creative products that are going to serve as a major asset to ensure that the Goals are known.” UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson meets with Richard Curtis (left). UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Head of the UN Department of Public Information, Cristina Gallach, briefs journalists on “The Global Goals Campaign”. UN Photo/Mark Garten read more


Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell reveals his next game Volume

first_imgMike Bithell is a name most gamers will know because of his hit 2012 indie game Thomas Was Alone. Since then Bithell has gone full-time indie and has been working on that difficult second game for the past 7 months. Today he gave us a first look at his next title, which is called Volume.Volume can be summarized as “a stealth game about being heard,” and here’s the trailer that introduces it:The focus is on committing crimes, but without killing anyone. This is a pure stealth game that sees the player’s inventory of tools grow as notoriety is gained from carrying out previous crimes successfully. The look is minimalist, while the action is set to be fast paced, and even though Bithell is promising hundreds of challenges, there’s also a big focus on player creation. Not only can you play the game as is, you can change whatever you want, create new challenges, and share them with the world.For now, Bithell is keeping the rest of the game secret, including the launch platforms. Volume will be released at some point in 2014, but more details will be revealed at GameCity in October, and the game will be playable at Eurogamer Expo 2013 in late September.Below is the first in a series of videos Bithell intends to release called Raising Volume, which will show off different aspects of the game including just how open it is to player editing and user generated content. He is also planning to stream the game live tonight at 4pm EST, with details of that appearing via his Twitter account later today. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY VolumeVolumeVolumeVolumeVolumeVolumeVolumeVolumeVolumeVolume, by the creator of Thomas Was Alone.Volumelast_img read more


Os de tigre corne de rhinocéros saisie de 16 kilos de remèdes

first_imgOs de tigre, corne de rhinocéros… : saisie de 16 kilos de remèdes chinois illégauxFrance – L’opération “Tram”, qui lutte contre le commerce illicite de médicaments traditionnels, a permis la saisie de 16 kilogrammes de préparations médicamenteuses à base d’extraits d’animaux ou de végétaux, d’une valeur de 500.000 euros. Treize trafiquants présumés ont été arrêtés.L’opération “Tram” a été lancée par Interpol contre le commerce illicite des remèdes traditionnels à base d’animaux ou de végétaux protégés par la Convention de Washington. Elle a été menée à travers dix-huit pays répartis sur cinq continents, afin de lutter contre un trafic qui porte atteinte à la santé publique, à l’environnement et à la biodiversité. La Convention de Washington (ou Cites) réglemente notamment le commerce de médicaments traditionnels contenant des produits provenant de la faune et de la flore sauvage. Du 1er au 28 février, douaniers, policiers et gendarmes ainsi que l’Office national de la chasse et de la faune sauvage (ONCFS) et l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Afssaps) se sont associés afin de traquer ce trafic illégal. Au total, ce sont des milliers de médicaments traditionnels chinois, d’une valeur de plus de dix millions d’euros, à base d’os et de dents de tigre réduits en poudre, de musc d’antilopes himalayennes, d’écailles de pangolins, de bile d’ours, ou encore de cornes de rhinocéros ont pu être saisis dans les dix-huit pays procédant à cette vaste opération de protection de la santé et de l’environnement. Le voile a été levé sur plusieurs filières internationales en lien avec l’Allemagne, la Belgique, la Hollande et Taïwan. D’autres chaînes d’approvisionnement risquent d’être établies suite à l’ouverture de cinq enquêtes judiciaires par le pôle santé de Paris. Le 14 mars 2010 à 12:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


Hyderabad 3 held in Amberpet chain snatching case

first_imgThree chain snatchers who robbed gold from a woman in Amberpet have been arrested by the city police on Sunday. Around 40 grams of gold was recovered from them. The police nabbed them near Kachiguda railway station. The arrested were identified as Harsha Joshi (19), Potlakari Manoj Kumar (18) and Thakur Ashwin Singh (22). The accused snatched a chain from a woman at DD Colony in Amberpet while she was walking on the road. According to the police, the trio headed to Kachiguda railway station after committing the crime and Manoj changed his shirt for not getting identified. The police cracked the case with the help of CCTV footage and nabbed the accused who admitted to committing the crime.last_img


Who is Abdullah Qardash Abu Bakr alBaghdadis heir who could revive ISIS

first_imgSelf-proclaimed ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in a fresh video after 5 years.TwitterRumours have been doing the rounds over the past few months that the heir to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi has been appointed, who is identified as Abdullah Qardash, an Iraqi. The news surfaced on August 8 by the media agency of ISIS, Amaq. However, there has been no official confirmation of the move yet.This development comes at a time when speculations are rife that Baghdadi’s health is rapidly deteriorating after he was injured during a battle in Hajin last year and was paralysed down his waist.Qardash shares history with Baghdadi, The National reports. The two of them were imprisoned together in Iraq by the US forces in 2003. Qardash was also part of the Al-Qaeda and served as a religious commissar before pledging his allegiance to the ISIS.If Qardash takes on the role of the leader of the ISIS, he would also automatically become the caliph. His family tree shows that he is the direct descendant of Imam Hassan, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. Baghdadi had claimed that he was the caliph in 2014.Baghdadi was last seen in an 18-minute video message in April saying that the militant group was defeated by the US-led Kurdish forces and many of their top leaders were killed in the siege in eastern-Syria.Reports state that Baghdadi did not show any sign of injury. Many had claimed that he was killed in the attack while others stated that he was grievously injured.last_img read more


Extortion racket Mother son arrested from Salt Lake

first_imgKolkata: Two persons were arrested for allegedly blackmailing a senior citizen from Salt Lake.Police found that a woman along with her son used to blackmail people and demand random amount from them. Both of them were arrested on Saturday. According to the complaint, one Girdhari Lal Singhal, a resident of GC block in Salt Lake received a phone call on his mobile phone on November 15 evening from one Soumyak Majumdar. But he rejected the call as he couldn’t identify any called Soumyak as it appeared on the Truecaller app. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAgain on November 21 he got a call from the same number. When Singhal answered the call Soumyak handed over the phone to his mother Anjana. It was alleged that she ordered Singhal to meet Soumyak soon. She threatened Singhal with dire consequences if he did not abide by her instructions. Singhal immediately disconnected the call and put the number on the block list. Later, he received several calls from the same number — 8961920096 but got automatically rejected as it was on the block list. On November 22, he received some pictures of his wife from another mobile number on WhatsApp. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSinghal alleged that Soumyak and Anjana managed to download pictures and get details of his family members from Facebook. The details included his daughter and two sons. In due course of time, several messages were sent to Singhal saying several girls would go to his home to malign his image and social status. The pictures of his wife and daughter would be circulated for the same intention. In the next step, the duo demanded Rs 2 lakh from Singhal and said they would discontinue to harass him if he agrees to pay. On November 23 evening, Singhal lodged a complaint with Bidhannagar South police station reagarding the matter. On receiving the complaint police asked Singhal to fix an appointment with Anjana pretending to give her the money demanded. Singhal was also asked to tell Anjana that he would bring a friend along with him. As Anjana did not suspect it to be a trap, she agreed. On Saturday evening, Anjana came to Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan area in Salt Lake to collect the money. Singhal was waiting with a police officer from Bidhannagar South police station who posed as his friend. Other police personnel including ladies were in plain cloth waiting for Anjana. After arriving she demanded Rs 5 lakh. But Singhal asked her to finish the matter with Rs 2 lakh to which she refused. In the meantime, police personnel surrounded them. Anjana was arrested and taken to the police station. Later, police called Soumyak through Anjana at night and arrested him. Both of them were produced before Bidhannagar court on Sunday and were remanded to 4-day police custody. It was found that Soumyak was previously arrested by Jadavpur police station for allegedly molesting a girl in the year 2013.last_img read more


Windows 10 1903 Windows Defender Antivirus gets Tamper Protection feature

first_imgWindows 10 1903: Windows Defender Antivirus gets Tamper Protection feature by Martin Brinkmann on December 19, 2018 in Windows – Last Update: March 28, 2019 – 9 commentsMicrosoft released a new preview build of the upcoming first feature update of 2019 for Windows 10; the new build, the last for this year according to Microsoft, introduced a number of interesting new features and changes to the operating system.We covered Windows Sandbox, a new sandboxing feature, earlier today already. It is integrated in all Pro and Enterprise editions of Windows 10 and can be used without installation of virtual machine images or third-party software.Another new security related feature protects Windows Defender Antivirus from tampering.Tamper ProtectionTamper Protection’s description provides some insight on what it does:Prevents others from tampering with important security features.The feature itself lacks additional information, but Microsoft revealed additional tidbits on the Windows Experience blog:Tamper Protection is a new setting from Windows Defender Antivirus, available in the Windows Security app, which when on, provides additional protections against changes to key security features, including limiting changes which are not made directly through the Windows Security app.Tamper Protection prevents certain changes to security features to avoid misuse. Malicious applications could change security settings but with tamper protection in place, these setting changes should be blocked by Tamper Protection.Microsoft reveals little else: we know just one scenario where changes are blocked if Tamper Protection is enabled but there are more.How to enable or disable Tamper ProtectionUse the shortcut Windows-I to open the Settings application.Go to Windows Security > Virus & Threat Protection > Virus & Threat Protection Settings > Manage Settings.Toggle Tamper Protection on or off.The feature was turned on in the Insider Build version of Windows 10 the feature launched in. It is likely that it will be enabled in the release version as well.Disabling may be useful if you use third-party software such as Configure Defender which may be blocked from making changes to Windows Defender after you upgrade Windows 10 the 2019 feature update for Windows 10.The following Registry key determines whether the feature is enabled or disabled:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Features0: Tamper Protection is disabled.1: Tamper Protection is enabled.Closing WordsThe lack of information makes it difficult to judge how effective the new protective feature is. It remains to be seen how effective the new protective feature is.Tampering Protection did not prevent any of the changes that I made using Configure Defender.Now You: Which security solution do you use on Windows? Does it have tamper protection?SummaryArticle NameWindows 10 1903: Windows Defender Antivirus gets Tamper Protection featureDescriptionTamper Protection is a new security feature of Windows Defender Antivirus that Microsoft plans to launch in the first 2019 feature update for Windows 10.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more


Aussies take a Side Trip to Oman

first_imgTaking a trip to Oman doesn’t necessarily mean completely changing your travel plans, it’s just taking a Side Trip, according Tourism Oman Australia and New Zealand manager Mona Tannous.Teaming up with creative group, The Other Dimension to launch the bureau’s first ever consumer driver campaign and website, Ms Tannous explained the site was build on the idea that travellers heading to Europe will stop by Dubai or Abu Dhabi, so why not take a one hour detour and explore the ‘Jewel of Arabia’.Going live at 4.30pm yesterday and hosting up to 140 videos running for less two minutes each and filmed through first person, http://www.sidetripofalifetime.com.au/ allows agents and travellers to experience Oman online through hotel tours, interacting with locals and even buying and selling at the local markets.Ms Tannous said the site not only offers travellers the opportunity to “discover the treasures of Oman” but to also control their own holiday.“As you enter the site you start your journey,” she said.“Videos are made to show exactly what you’ll see if you were in Oman.”Although still maintaining links to the industry by offering travellers the chance to chat to a local agent or pick four of the biggest Oman itineraries sold in Australia, Ms Tannous explained the consumer site would give the bureau an opportunity to showcase the destination to the public.As well as building it with the potential to go social, the Tourism Oman head said the website would also be promoted through digital and social media platforms as well as cinema ads running for 12 months from mid-June this year.To find out more check out www.sidetripofalifetime.com.au or click here to find out how the industry will benefit from the new site. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more


IMAGE Agents impressed with Chicagos iconic city

first_imgIMAGE: Agents impressed with Chicago’s iconic cityscapes like the Cloud Gate (pictured). From left to right: Susan Pettit, Where 2 Travel, Rossana Valles, Casula Travel Services, Jennifer Mason, New Farm Travel, Belinda Lind, Travel Tree, Cassie Perry, Helloworld Travel Karratha, Anna Bruce, Helloworld Travel; Gabriel Fonseca, Air New Zealand; Renae Groeneveld, Phil Hoffman Travel, Michelle Eves, Black Rock Travel.A group of eight lucky Helloworld Travel Branded, Helloworld Travel Associate, Helloworld Business Travel and Magellan agents were invited to attend an Air New Zealand and Helloworld Travel “Bean thinking about Chicago” Incentive Famil from the 20 – 24 March. The group enjoyed Koru lounge access before taking to the sky for an exciting itinerary ahead of them. While in Chicago, the group got to sample delicious food, admire the fabulous architecture and watch a Chicago Bulls vs Utah Jazz NBL basketball game Thank-you to Gabriel Fonseca from Air New Zealand and Anna Bruce from Helloworld Travel for hosting this special famil. agentsAir New ZealandChicagofamilHelloworld TravelIncentiveMagellanlast_img read more


April 11 2014On Saturday April 5th Arcosanti PR

first_imgApril 11, 2014On Saturday, April 5th, Arcosanti PR & Development Coordinator Kate Bemesderfer and Arcosanti Planning Manager Travis Shappell spent the day running a table for Arcosanti at Modern Phoenix Modern Marketplace at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. [photos by Travis Shappell and text by Kate Bemesderfer]An annual event, the marketplace brings together architects, artists, designers, contractors, preservationists and others with a strong interest in beautiful and lasting work. We made a variety of wonderful new connections, both professional and personal, with a number of people and organizations, including 180 degrees design + build, the City of Scottsdale Historic Register, the Arizona Preservation Foundation, Arizona Bronze Sculpture Restoration, Living Traditions Dance Troupe, and rameen ahmed designs (fabulous jewelry made by one of our alum).  Several design-oriented lectures took place throughout the day, but the main event was the world premiere of “Paolo Soleri: Citizen of the Planet” from filmmaker Geoffrey Madeja.  The audience included a number of Arcosanti alumni and past visitors, and quite a few people who have now been inspired to discover more about Cosanti, Arcosanti, arcology and Paolo Soleri as a result of the day’s activities.  We hope to be seeing them here soon!A big thank you to Modern Phoenix organizer (and Arcosanti alum) Alison King!last_img read more


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