Postition Vacant – QLD State Manager

first_imgQueensland Touch Assoication (QTA) invites applicants to apply for the position of State Manager, to be based in the Brisbane or South-East Queensland Region.The position is critical to the delivery and expansion of QTA programs within each region of the State. Remuneration package will range from $75,000 – $85,000 including Superannuation, and other benefits. For a full postition description please download the attached document.  By COB Monday 21 April, applicants must provide a 2-page letter outlining qualifications and experience relating to the job description, along with a resume containing referee details to QTA email Related Filesstate_manager_position-pdflast_img read more

Paul Finebaum Thinks 1 School Makes Sense For QB Jalen Hurts

first_imgjalen hurts during the national title game at alabamaSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the CFP National Championship against the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts appears to be getting close to making a decision on his transfer.The Crimson Tide’s QB has already taken three major visits, going to Maryland on Friday, Oklahoma on Saturday and Miami on Sunday.It’s unclear if Hurts has any more visits scheduled, but a final decision could be coming this week.ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum weighed in on Hurts’ decision this morning.Finebaum believes one school makes the most sense.“I’d hate to bet it, but I’m leaning a little toward Miami. Oklahoma, to me, to just go there and be the next guy after two Heisman winners doesn’t sound like Jalen, but that would be my guess. But, man, you might as well just close your eyes and guess,” Finebaum said on WJOX.“I don’t understand Maryland. Forgetting the (Mike) Locksley situation, that just doesn’t seem like a place that Jalen Hurts would be happy.”Hurts has one year of eligibility remaining. He will be able to play right away in 2019, as he’s a graduate transfer.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Bangladesh train accident kills five injures at least 67

first_imgDhaka: Two coaches of an express train veered off the tracks and fell into a canal and another overturned in Bangladesh’s northeastern province, killing at least five people and injuring 67 others, authorities said Monday. The accident happened on Sunday when the Dhaka-bound Upaban Express train, coming from Sylhet, veered off the tracks at Baramchal in Moulvibazar’s Kulaura upazila after a culvert broke down, the Dhaka Tribune reported. “Two of the coaches fell into the canal and one of them overturned, while the other coaches remained tilted,” police and railway officials were quoted as saying by the paper. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: LondonFollowing the derailment, rail communication between Sylhet and rest of the country has been snapped, the report said. Moulvibazar’s Civil Surgeon Shahjahan Kabir said that five people have been killed in the accident. “Two of the killed are females while three are males,” he was quoted as saying in the report. “Moreover, 67 passengers have been injured. 20 of them are in critical condition and undergoing treatment at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College,” he added. Also Read – India, China should jointly uphold peace and stability, resolve disputes through dialogues: Chinese ambassadorA senior official from the fire service department said that 11 units of rescuers are at the accident site along with the police personnel to help the survivors. Bangladesh’s Railway ministry has set up two probe committees to investigate the tragic accident. “A four-member committee led by the chief mechanical engineer has been asked to submit the probe report in the next three workdays,” the reported.last_img read more

NHL elite comes to Ottawa to honour life of longtime coach and

first_imgOTTAWA – Friends, family and hockey dignitaries joined together at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday to celebrate life and legacy of Bryan Murray, whose signature sense of humour and ability to reach people defined his decorated career as an NHL coach and general manager.Murray died at age 74 on Aug. 12 after a three-year battle with colon cancer.Many of the NHL’s elite were on hand to pay their respects, including NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello and head coach Mike Babcock as well as numerous players including Daniel Alfredsson, Luc Robitaille, Dion Phaneuf, Marc Methot and Mike Hoffman.Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said it’s simply an extension of the impact Murray, a native of the nearby town of Shawville, Que., had on those who knew him.“He’s someone that’s touched so many lives for the better,” said Dorion. “The organization was a better one with Bryan in it. This loss is monumental for our hockey team for his guidance, his direction. I think he’s touched every one of us who’s ever encountered him.“Bryan was able to resonate with people.”The ceremony featured a video montage, a collection of favourite songs by local singer Gail Gavin as well as speeches by Murray’s niece Lynn Hearty-Coutts, former Senators defenceman Chris Phillips, Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee as well as Dorion and Bettman.Bettman spoke of Murray’s numerous accomplishments throughout his 36-year NHL career that included time in Washington, Detroit, Florida, Anaheim and finally Ottawa.Career highlights included winning the NHL’s coach of the year award with Washington in 1984 and executive of the year award with Florida in 1996, and coaching the Senators to an appearance in the 2007 Stanley Cup final.“Every one of those owners saw that Bryan could take something and provide the structure and the discipline and the pride of workmanship that is required to succeed,” Bettman said of Murray, whose 620 career wins as a coach are 10th highest in NHL history. “If you look back at the rosters, his teams weren’t all-star teams, but in many instances they achieved great things because of the closeness Bryan helped build in the dressing room. Bryan ran teams in the ultimate sense of the word – and he always tried to make those teams better.”A common thread throughout the afternoon was Murray’s sense of humour, sarcasm and ability to get the best from his players.“One of the biggest things was he made it fun, it was fun to come to the rink,” said Phillips. “His meetings were legendary.”Phillips told a story of one meeting where Murray asked Mike Fisher, who was in a scoring slump at the time, “are you ever going to score again?” Fisher laughed at the comment and Murray went on to say, “No, seriously are you?”Coincidentally, Fisher scored that same night.Humour was just one of the many great ways Murray connected with his players.“There was no question that when you played for Bryan he had your back,” said Phillips. “I believe that many times he even knew he was in the wrong about arguing a call, but every player knew that we were in it together.”As great a hockey man as he was Murray always made family a priority. He remained deeply entrenched in Shawville and returned home to spend summers by the Ottawa River.In a conversation with Hearty-Coutts about a month before he passed Murray said his greatest joy was being by the river and hearing his granddaughter’s laughter as they played on the beach.“Uncle Bryan brought people together, he had that intangible quality,” said Hearty-Coutts. “People loved being in his circle. He had a gift. He made you feel like you were the most important person in the room when he spoke to you. You always left a conversation wanting to be a better person.”Murray had numerous accomplishments in hockey, but his willingness to make his battle public and raise awareness was also notable.“His body might have lost the battle, but his spirit never did,” Hearty-Coutts said. “His courage will continue to save others.”last_img read more

Moroccans Spend 8 min On Average Watching Porn Sites

Rabat – A recent study by an international porn website has revealed that Moroccans spend at least 8 minutes watching porn. According to “Pornhub” website, Moroccans spend eight minutes on average watching pornographic content on the said website. Our neighbors to the east Algeria spend 8 min 40 while Tunisians spend 7 min 39.Sudanese viewers spend 12:40 minutes on average, while Somalia 12:12 and Qatar 10:20 min. China is the country whose population spends the longest amount of time watching explicit sexual content. The Chinese spend an estimated 14:34 min on average watching what “Pornhub” has to offer. read more

UK hails Sri Lankas stand on draft resolution

Titled “Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka”, the draft resolution is still open for last minute amendments before next Tuesday before it is taken for a vote later.The Sri Lankan Government has said it will cosponsor the final text of the resolution. (Colombo Gazette) The draft resolution on Sri Lanka was submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) yesterday with several amendments to the original text proposed earlier in the week. The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America have co-sponsored the resolution which was officially submitted to the 30th session of the UNHRC in Geneva. The British Government has welcomed the stand taken by Sri Lanka on the draft resolution submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.UK Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire said that Sri Lanka’s cooperation on the resolution is another step closer to addressing the legacy of the conflict. read more

Loonie advances as rising energy prices send March inflation higher

Loonie advances as rising energy prices send March inflation higher by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 17, 2014 9:32 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – The Canadian dollar was higher Thursday amid data showing inflation coming in slightly higher than expected.The loonie was up 0.24 of a cent to 91 cents US as Statistics Canada reported that the consumer price index rose 0.6 per cent in March from the previous month, higher than the 0.4 per cent reading that economists had expected. The rise was mostly due to a three per cent increase in gasoline from February.Excluding volatile items such as food and energy, the core rate of inflation rose 0.3 per cent, which was in line with expectations.Year over year, the consumer price index was up 1.5 per cent, up from 1.1 per cent in February.“Looking ahead, gasoline and natural gas prices are likely to put further pressure on the headline rate in April, but it will be a somewhat slower climb to get core prices to two per cent,” said Avery Shenfeld, chief economist at CIBC World Markets.The dollar had slid 1/3 of a cent Wednesday in the wake of the Bank of Canada’s announcement that it was leaving its key rate at one per cent, where it’s been since September 2010. The bank also lowered its forecast for first quarter growth this year to 1.5 per cent, from 2.5 per cent, but attributed the downgrade mostly to temporary impacts of a unusually severe winter.But the loonie rebounded as the “higher than expected Canadian inflation has shifted expectations back toward a firmly neutral from the neutral-dovish reaction to yesterday’s Bank of Canada statement,” said Colin Cieszynski, senior market analyst at CMC Markets.Commodities were mixed as the May crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was 75 cents higher to US$104.51 a barrel.May copper rose a cent to US$3.04 a pound while June bullion declined $4.10 to US$1,299.40 an ounce. read more

Saudi Arabia in UN speech deplores worlds inability to end bloodshed in

Opening his address, he said the question of Palestine had long been on the agenda of the General Assembly. Noting that Palestinians continued to suffer, he denounced Israel’s flagrant violations of international law. The Palestinian people deserved to live in dignity, he declared, and urged action to that end that is in line with relevant Security Council resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.Turning to the Syrian crisis, he said that tragic conflict, which is entering its fifth year, has devolved into the worst humanitarian disaster of the current era. “Yet, the international community continues to be unable to save the Syrian people from the killing machine that is being operated by Bashar al-Assad,” he said, underscoring that the conflict has claimed some 300,000 lives and driven millions of desperate people from their homeland.Calling for urgent collective action to bring an end to the suffering of the Syrian people, Mr. Al-Jubeir said every effort must be extended to arrive at a political solution as set out in the 2012 Geneva Communique. That framework outlined, among others, the steps to formulate a transitional council to govern the county, but President Assad and “other perpetrators of crimes” should be part of that process. “Those whose hands are stained with the blood of the Syrian people” have no place in a “new Syria.” As for Yemen, Mr. Al-Jubeir said the use of military force had been “the last option” in addressing the situation, but Saudi Arabia conducted the intervention at the request of the legitimate Yemeni Government, following the seizure of the presidential palace by the Houthis rebel group. The intervention had seen the liberation of the port city of Aden and other areas. A political solution based on the initiative of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, known as GCC, is necessary. Calling for the destruction of all nuclear weapons in the region, he welcomed the Iran nuclear deal. However, that country should exercise good neighbourliness and stop making negative interventions in the affairs of Arab nations. On development, he stressed the importance of taking into account specific aims and level of development in each country. Finally, he underscored the need for the United Nations to reinvigorate itself to adapt to a rapidly changing world. read more

Womens European Cup 14 Final fixtures

← Previous Story Bundesliga (Round 21): RNL “step back draw” with Wetzlar! Next Story → WC 2011 TOP 10 LOSERS: “IHF’s website, Brandt, Wenta, Goluža…” The Women’s European Cup competitions have reached the Quarterfinal stage. The draw on 15 February 2011 in the EHF Headquarters, Vienna, gave us the following fixtures:Challenge CupMuratpasa Belediyesi SK (TUR) vs. “Spartak” Kiev (UKR)COMITEL Vigasio (ITA) vs. Handball Cercle Nimes (FRA)Mios Biganos (FRA) vs. HC Zito Prilep (MKD)HandbalAcademie (NED) vs. Sokol Pisek (CZE)Cup Winners’ CupLugi (SWE) vs. HSG Blomberg-Lippe (GER)C.B. Mar Alicante (ESP) vs. Rostov-Don (RUS)Toulon Saint Cyr Var Handball (FRA) vs. FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria (HUN)Zvezda (RUS) vs. Metz Handball (FRA)EHF CupTeam Tvis Holstebro (DEN) vs. SYMA-Vac (HUN)Team Esbjerg (DEN) vs. FC Midtjylland Handball (DEN)BM. Mar Sagunto (ESP) vs. Lada (RUS)KIF Vejen (DEN) vs. VfL Oldenburg (GER)The first leg matches will be carried out on 12/13 March 2011, the second leg games follow one week later, on 19/20 March 2011. The semi-finals will be drawn on 22 March 2011.TEXT: EHF read more

Indian MNCs continue mass hiring slowdown trend to change

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … US Unemployment Falls on Record Hiring Activity; Wage Growth LaggingReutersHiring activity in India will likely gather steam as multinational companies in India are still focused on hiring a large number of employees. Top MNCs such as Accenture, Capgemini, Oracle, IBM and Goldman Sachs are hiring in hundreds, some in thousands.Accenture has 5,396 job openings in India, that is four times more than US openings and 12 times more than in Poland and Philippines –its other major hiring locations. Capgemini has 2,649 vacancies for India which account for 55 percent of its worldwide hiring, according to the company’s website. Oracle has 1,124 vacant positions to fill, The Times of India reported.The Indian IT industry is going through a hard time to employ people driven by several challenges such as digitisation followed by mass layoffs, and a reduction in the hiring process. That raised fears, and hiring was expected to drop in the sector led by automation. But despite all this, the big firms are still recruiting many people.Such mass hiring could actually start a reverse trend and the employment activity which is expected to fall because of mass IT -layoffs and automation, might as well pick up now.Last week, big recruitment firms such as Monster and Randstad India witnessed a 10 percent surge in the hiring for the month of July compared to a year earlier, which was driven by the new goods and services tax.The e-commerce giant Amazon is on a hunt to fill in more than 1,000 positions in India to increase the workflow of research and development (R&D) segment of the company.Scroll down for video Workers are pictured beneath clocks displaying time zones in various parts of the world at an outsourcing centre in Bangalore February 29, 2012 (representational image).Reuters fileOther major employers include IBM with 675 vacancies, Goldman Sachs has 320, Dell – 285, Microsoft – 235, Cisco – 229 and Societe Generale has 185 openings. The openings are periodically refreshed, so the total hiring in a year could go up.Big scope seen in data analyticsData analytics is fast picking up in India and could be a smart career choice. Companies have large amount of data in each sector like research, marketing, sales and so on. To look through such huge data and make smart decisions is a time taking process. In such situations, companies look forward to working with data analytics companies or specialists.”If a company wants to hire 1,000 people in a quarter for things like data analytics, India is the only place where you will find people available at that kind of scale, and it will remain so,” said Sandeep Mathur, former Oracle India managing director.Oil giant Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, early this week said they will employ data scientists from IITs and IT firms for large data analysis to increase the company’s output and reduce cost in the future. IT majors to lay off at least 56,000 employees this yearcenter_img Closelast_img read more

Santa Fe Strong Fund Announces Plan to Distribute Donations to Victims

first_img Share Harris County Sheriff’s OfficeThis file photo shows law enforcement agents on the scene of the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School.A distribution plan for nearly $1.3 million in donations for victims’ families and survivors of the Santa Fe high school shooting was announced Thursday. The shooting left 10 people dead and 13 wounded.Under the plan, announced by the Santa Fe Strong Fund, families of the eight students and two adults killed in the May 18 attack will each receive $71,000.Those injured by gunfire will receive a lesser amount, based on the severity of their injuries, while 23 people who were in the school’s art rooms where the shooting occurred will each receive $5,000.The fund says it approved a total of 47 applications from family members and survivors.A high school student, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been indicted on capital murder charges for the attack.last_img read more

Amazon Becomes Second US Company to Hit 1 Trillion Market Cap

first_imgAmazon became the second U.S.-based company ever to surpass a market capitalization of $1 trillion as its stock price briefly rose to $2050.50 Tuesday morning. The e-commerce giant broke that record a mere month after Apple surpassed a $1 market cap.Amazon’s share prices slightly receded after hitting the milestone, trading for $2036.95 at the time of writing.The company’s share prices have been solidly rising ever since it announced its Q2 earnings in July. At the time, the company revealed that it slightly missed the sales figures Wall Street analysts had been hoping for, but more than exceeded their expectations for profits, with earnings of $5.07 per share on profits of $2.53 billion for the quarter.A major contributor to the company’s massive profits has been its cloud business, Amazon Web Services (AWS). In the second quarter, AWS booked $6.1 billion in sales (up 49%), and generated an operating income of $1.64 billion (up 79%). ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img Amazon’s high-flying stock also further adds to the net work of his CEO Jeff Bezos, who is already considered the richest person on earth. Bezos’ stake in Amazon and his other assets are estimated to be worth $166 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. This year alone, his net worth rose by more than $66 billion.last_img read more

Agriculture dept initiates steps for yearround training to farmers

first_imgKolkata: Following Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s direction, the state Agriculture department has initiated all necessary steps to ensure round-the-year training programmes for farmers at Mati Tirtha in Burdwan.Asish Banerjee, the state Agriculture minister, will be visiting Mati Tirtha on June 24, to take a stock of the situation and would discuss the issues related to it with the concerned officials.It may be mentioned that Mati Tirtha in Burdwan is the permanent venue of Mati Utsav that takes place every year in January. The Chief Minister felicitates successful farmers from different parts of the state in the programme. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsMati Tirtha is spread over a large area as the Chief Minister had directed to take necessary steps so that seminars, programmes and symposiums related to agriculture and its allied departments can be held at the place.The requirement of organising such programmes was felt, in ensuring that farmers keep getting regular updates and can implement the same while carrying out agricultural activities.With the initiative taken by the state government, a team comprising senior officials of the Agriculture department visited Mati Tirtha on June 13. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThey have prepared a report and there was detailed discussion to ensure presence of all sorts of infrastructure at Mati Tirtha, which is necessary to carry out round-the-year training of farmers.Sources said that some other departments can also organise training programmes at Mati Tirtha and they have also been approached.The state government has witnessed massive development in the agriculture sector in the past seven years, with several steps taken by Mamata Banerjee after coming to power in 2011. The steps have ensured a growth in production of paddy and at the same time, the area for cultivation of crops has also been increased.Innovations have also taken place in this sector, with research stations under the state Agriculture department working on different aspects of the sector.The state Agriculture department often organises programmes to aware farmers about new techniques and schemes. Now, the step has been taken up for their round-the-year training at Mati Tirtha. Farmers will be immensely benefitted with initiation of the same.It may be recalled that Mamata Banerjee had initiated the Mati Utsav to celebrate the success of farmers in the state and at the beginning, it used to take place at Panagarh and later it was shifted to its permanent venue at Mati Tirtha.last_img read more

3 Confusing Windows 8 Features Explained

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now min read Enroll Now for Free 1. Problem: There’s no Start button. One of the most bizarre features of Windows 8 is the lack of the Start button and menu in the lower left of the screen. Instead, the new design places many control functions in a large menu on the right.Solution: Install a Start Button/Menu app. Third-party developers have rushed to offer plugins that put the Start menu back into Windows 8. Vistart 8 and ClassicShell are both free. Start8 is available for $5. All offer traditional start button and menu functionality.Remember, these apps come from smaller developers so support will be spotty. Be sure to back your material up before you install it.Related: Why You Might Not Upgrade to Windows 82. Problem: The tile-based interface. Windows 8 uses what’s called the “Metro” interface, a group of touch-screen tiles, to control the PC. Instead of working from familiar menus, users must remember where a tile is located and what it is called to find their work.Solution: Find the touch screen-friendly tasks in your business. The trick to using Metro is to match it to chores that lend themselves to touch-based control. Instead of using a PC to check inventory, consider using a Windows 8-powered tablet that you can easily carry around a stockroom or sales floor. Check the updated templates page for touch-oriented content for Word and Excel files.3. Problem: There’s a different Windows 8 for different devices. Microsoft has launched its new OS in three major pieces: The PC-based Windows 8, the mobile-based version called Windows Phone 8 and a hybrid called Windows RT that functions on its new Surface line of mobile tablet devices. This can create compatibility problems for programs that do not run on all platforms.Solution: Become familiar with the improved security options. The Windows 8 cross-platform strategy is complex, but it is the most secure platform Microsoft has created. It comes with features — such as advanced malware protection and improved identity management, among other things — that provide an integrated, enterprise-grade security solution, keeping safer than in traditional web-based apps. Microsoft even offers a series of tutorials about its new security features.Related: For Windows Users, Microsoft’s ‘Surface’ Might Be Your Next TabletWill you upgrade to the new Windows 8? Let us know why — or why not — in the comments.center_img October 26, 2012 Bill Gates wasn’t speaking lightly when he called Microsoft Windows 8 the next big step in computing. Indeed, Microsoft Windows’ latest version — which is launching today — steps away from many of the familiar conventions of work personal computers.Translation: Upgrading to Windows 8 will be confusing. For instance, the familiar “Start” button is gone. And the interactive desktop where most files and applications rest has been minimalized. Plus, there are different versions of the software depending on the device you’re using.Here’s a look at three of the most confusing new features and how to navigate them, based on our testing of the new software: This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

How to score a free upgrade…

first_imgDress smartly59% are more likely to upgrade a well-dressed passenger Good luck! Look your best31% are more likely to upgrade a well-groomed, attractive passenger Point out that sprained ankleHaving an injury or illness is likely to increase your chances of an upgrade according to 65% of crew Source = e-Travel Blackboard: NJ Join the airline’s frequent flyer scheme80% of crew said that this helps to improve your upgrade chances A friendly smile greets you as you step onto the aircraft, following directions you casually stroll to your allocated seat. After placing your bag in the overhead storage you get comfortable by reclining your ‘oh so very spacious’ seat until you’re almost completely horizontal. You pick up the remote, select your entertainment of choice and enjoy the flight in your own personal bubble.Well that is until a child’s cry from row 15A snaps you back to reality and your jerk reaction causes you to spill your glass of water from the tiny drink tray.We all dream of being in first class – but not many of us know the tricks to get there for free.A Skyscanner study found that two-thirds of cabin crew have admitted to giving a free upgrade on a flight, so we know the possibility is out there.However, according to crew, the most likely passenger to receive that upgrade is a smartly dressed, single guy in his 30s.But don’t worry, if you don’t fit that criteria there are small things you can do to get crew to notice, like and maybe upgrade you: Travel alone72% are most likely to upgrade a lone travellercenter_img Give the crew a sob story to gain their sympathy35% of crew say it can sway their decision The tricks behind getting a freeupgrade on your next flight. Travel at unpopular timesIf there are lots of seats available in premium class, you’re more likely to have that request accepted according to 47% of crew Be friendly and politeA massive 82% of crew say it makes a difference Make friends in high places55% of crew admit that they are more likely to upgrade a friend or family If you’re on your honeymoon, make the crew aware58% would be more likely to upgrade newlywedslast_img read more

BOSTON – When people care too much WinniethePoo

first_img BOSTON – When people care too much, Winnie-the-Pooh argues it’s just love.That bit of time-tested wisdom is as relevant today as it was nearly a century ago, when the beloved teddy bear and main character in A.A. Milne’s children’s books series first appeared in print.Now Pooh and pal Christopher Robin are starring in “Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic,” a new exhibition opening Saturday at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.“The exhibit addresses the fact that Winnie-the-Pooh is a global phenomenon, beloved by many if not by all,” said Meghan Melvin, who curated the show. “Surprisingly, many people are not that familiar with the origin of the story.”While the original Winnie-the-Pooh books were published nearly a century ago, the narrative of the befuddled bear and his adventures with Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Rabbit remains popular with families and young children. This year, Disney released the movie “Christopher Robin,” in which Ewan McGregor, who plays a family man living in London, receives a surprise visit from his childhood teddy bear.“At their core, these books are about friendship and adventure, and those things never get old,” said Lindsay Shaw, children’s librarian at the Providence Athenaeum, a private library in the Rhode Island capital. “Even at a time when children are bombarded by screens, they can relate to these basic ideas.”In curating the show, Melvin’s goal was to reconnect visitors with an iconic story and introduce the books’ endearing characters to a wider audience.“These are classics worthy of revisiting,” Melvin said. The MFA show is not connected with the movie, but it’s a “nice coincidence,” she added.The exhibition is divided into five themes examining how Milne and illustrator E.H. Shepard dreamed up Winnie-the-Pooh and brought him to life, eventually making Pooh and his honey pot a global sensation. It’s composed of nearly 200 original drawings, letters, photographs and early editions on loan from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and other lenders.In Boston, there are interactive elements for visitors, including “Pooh sticks” floating by in a projected river and a slide for kids inside Pooh’s house.The first of the four books, “When We Were Very Young,” was published in November 1924; the last, “House at Pooh Corner,” came out in October 1928.Since then, Pooh has turned out to be more than a silly old bear. The books have been translated into 50 languages and millions of copies have been sold worldwide. In 1960, the story was translated into Latin and landed on The New York Times bestseller list.Generations of parents felt a connection to the familiar narratives and illustrations of Winnie-the-Pooh as children, and they’ve been passing it on to their own kids, explained Lisa Kennedy, an assistant professor of illustration at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.“The illustrations allow readers to suspend reality and go on a journey,” Kennedy said. “The illustrations are an inviting point of entry that allows us entry into the world of these characters.”“Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic” runs through Jan. 6, 2019, at the MFA. In this Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 photo, gallery stylists position antique Winnie the Pooh bears while preparing the “Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic” exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The show opening Saturday, Sept. 22, comprises nearly 200 original drawings, letters, photographs and early editions. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) ‘Silly old bear’: New exhibition celebrates Winnie-the-Poohcenter_img by Tracee M. Herbaugh, The Associated Press Posted Sep 19, 2018 5:07 am PDT Last Updated Sep 19, 2018 at 5:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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