Panama Canal Expects Over 230 Cruise Ships in 201617 Season

first_imgzoom More than 230 cruise ships are expected to transit the Panama Canal during the 2016-2017 cruise season, which begins on October 4, 2016 with the transit of the Coral Princess, on a voyage from Los Angeles, California, to the U.S. East Coast.“We expect the major cruise lines will use the Panama Canal route during the cruise season, which lasts until April 2017,” said international trade specialist Albano Aguilar of the Vice Presidency for Planning and Business Development.Similar to previous years, the main cruise lines, including Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line, will offer itineraries with full or partial transits through the Panama Canal.Smaller cruise ships will also transit through the waterway, including the Voyager Safari and National Geographic Sea Lion, with shorter seven- and eight-day itineraries, respectively, along the west coast of Central America.During this season, Regent Seven Seas, Holland America Line and Noble Calidonia will have ships transiting with new itineraries through the Canal. Regent Seven Seas Explorer will transit on January 2, 2017, Holland America Line’s Eurodam on April 13, 2017, and Noble Calidonia’s Hebridean Sky on April 17, 2017.After completing more than 160 successful transits through the new locks, the Panama Canal is now accepting booking requests for Neopanamax passenger vessels for transit dates beginning April 1, 2017. To date, 11 reservations have been made for passenger vessels to transit the Expanded Canal starting October 2017, for the 2017-2018 season.last_img read more

Warning issued after man with measles travels through Torontos Pearson Intl Airport

first_imgTORONTO – A Niagara man with a confirmed case of measles passed through Pearson Airport on Feb 22., according to Niagara Region Public Health.The health agency says the man contacted the infection while traveling in Cambodia and China before returning to Toronto.The virus was detected at the West Lincoln Memorial hospital emergency room in Grimsby on Feb. 27.Anyone who was at Pearson Airport on Feb 22. between the hours of 6:20 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. may have been exposed to the virus.The man traveled on Air Canada flight number 16 from Hong Kong which arrived at Terminal 1 at 6:20. He also flew on Cathay Pacific flight number 5249 at 11:20 a.m. which arrived in Hong Kong from Cambodia at 3 p.m.Anyone who may have come in to contact with the man is asked to watch for signs and symptoms of measles as they can flare up two to three weeks after the initial contraction.Public Health also recommends making sure your vaccinations are up-to-date.last_img read more

DUST OFF THOSE SCRIPTS ISSA RAE AND PAUL FEIG ARE SEEKING PITCHES

first_imgIssa Rae and Paul Feig are looking for the next Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club and Empire Records.Rae and Deniese Davis of Color Creative are partnering with Feig and Laura Fischer of Powderkeg on a teen movie contest and are asking for submissions of feature film pitches for projects that exemplify the modern teen experience. READ MORESubmissions open July 15th.Deadline is August 9th.Click the pic below for additional information and/or to submit Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Issa Rae and Paul Feig LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement DUST OFF THOSE SCRIPTS! ISSA RAE AND PAUL FEIG ARE SEEKING PITCHES FOR THE NEXT GREAT TEEN MOVIEDo you have the next iconic teen comedy? If so, Issa Rae and Paul Feig want to hear from you!Rae and Feig’s production companies, Color Creative and Powderkeg, are teaming up to create a teen movie contest seeking the next great script. Rae and Color Creative’s Deniese Davis, along with Feig and Powderkeg’s Laura Fischer, want comedic scripts “that tells the teen experience in 2020,” according to the contest’s official brief. READ MOREISSA RAE, PAUL FEIG PARTNER FOR TEEN MOVIE CONTESTThrough their Color Creative and Powderkeg banners, the filmmakers are looking for pitches for features. Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Highlights from Yesterdays House of Assembly Meeting

first_img Attorney General announces 14 Law Reforms for 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – New law now prevents the government from including scholarship funding in investor development agreements… this coming out yesterday, again in the House of Assembly during the parliamentary question portion of debate. The Public Finance mechanism, explained the ministers prevents TCIG from brokering these extras. Also from the Q&A portion, it was revealed that the Police Force Cold Case Unit had been sleeping… with the loss of key personnel, the unit fell inactive. The Attorney General was responding and explained that Inspector Daniel Miller has now been tasked with reviewing the unresolved death files. There are 15 cases in the Turks and Caicos counted as unresolved… the oldest is from March 2004. Law enacted gives Governor and Planning Board more clout Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp AG’s Office warns against false Registrar of Lands accusations Recommended for you Related Items:attorney general, police cold case unitlast_img read more

Argyle Executive Forum President Scott Kenerly to Exit Company

first_imgSince 2015, the company’s majority owner has been The Wicks Group, the private equity firm that also owns the B2B media company Bisnow but sold its stakes in Jobson Healthcare Information, NewBay Media and Northstar Travel Group within the last three years.This is a developing story. Scott KenerlyB2B media and events company Argyle Executive Forum is parting ways with its president, Scott Kenerly, sources tell Folio:.It’s the second leadership change in less than two years at Argyle, which owns the media and events companies CFO Publishing and Innovation Enterprise as well as Proformative, an online platform for finance professionals, in addition to its own membership-based executive summits business.Kenerly spent about a year and a half as president of Argyle, rising to that position in September 2017 to succeed Danny Phillips, who had spent the previous three years in the role. Before that, Kenerly had served as Argyle’s CFO since joining the company from Cisco Systems in 2015.Argyle has yet to announce a successor to Kenerly, according to a source familiar with the situation, who said that the process is in its early stages. Reps for Argyle declined to comment.last_img read more

Thai Airways to investigate tyre burst at HSIA

first_imgAll tyres of the right wheel of a Thai Airways plane blast during landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Tuesday. Photo: Collected/Prothom AloThai Airways will conduct an investigation into the incident of tyre burst on landing by one of its flights at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka on Tuesday, reports UNB.”THAI will conduct an investigation as to the cause of the incident. THAI do apologize to all passengers for any inconvenience this may cause,” said the Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) in a statement.Flight Lieutenant Pratana Patanasiri, THAI vice president, Aviation Safety, Security and Standards Department said the flight TG321, operated with Boeing 777-200 aircraft, departed from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Dhaka at 10.35 hours and arrived in Dhaka, at 12.10 hours (local time).”During touchdown at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) there was heavy rain,” reads the statement shared on its verified Facebook page.Captain of the flight found out that the aircraft’s tyres had burst and the captain took control of the aircraft until it landed safely.The aircraft carried 172 passengers and 14 cabin crew. All the passengers and crew were safe with no injury.The company urgently replaced spare parts necessary for the full operation of the aircraft and accommodated passengers who booked to travel on the return flight TG322 from Dhaka to Bangkok on Wednesday with a larger aircraft, Boeing 777-300.last_img read more

This 3DPrinted Football Helmet Liner Can Help Keep Athletes Safe

first_img Football equipment giant Riddell and 3D printing firm Carbon are collaborating on a new innovation to help keep athletes safe on the field: A 3D-printed football helmet liner.On Friday, Riddell and Carbon in a press release said they aim to create high-tech head protection through Riddell’s new Diamond helmet platform. The platform will feature the liner, which was digitally manufactured with Carbon’s proprietary Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) technology. This technology, which is available in Riddell’s Speed Flex Precision Diamond helmet model, will give athletes a personalized, 3D-printed helmet liner suited for their safety needs.The liners will be made with a custom-designed elastomer from Carbon, which will come in the form of a lattice structure. With this elastomer, the Carbon Lattice Engine uses physical simulation and optimization techniques to manage linear and rotational impact energies. Each helmet has more than 140,000 individual struts, which are carefully formed into patterns to provide athletes with high-tech comfort, fit, and head protection.Photo Credit: Carbon Inc./YouTubeThe liner’s flexibility is a key benefit for football players: It can go back to its original shape if it experiences any physical impact that alters its form, Engadget reported. In addition to the liner, athletes will also experience Riddell’s Precision Fit head scanning and helmet fitting process, and together, both deliver a highly customized fit for safety.Riddell said its SpeedFlex Precision Diamond Helmets were used by some NFL players during the 2018 season. The company anticipates that the helmet will be commercially available on a limited basis this year, which could help boost player safety moving forward. Riddell did not disclose a price or official release date for the high-tech helmet yet.To see Riddell and Carbon’s 3D-printed football helmet liner in action, you can watch Carbon’s video on YouTube.More on Geek.com: Fur Baby Football: How to Watch Puppy Bowl XV and Kitten Bowl VI This 10-Year-Old Won a Science Fair By ‘Proving’ Tom Brady Is a CheaterLA or Boston: Uber Will Give Losing Super Bowl Fans a Free Ride Amazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your FearSnapchat’s New Snap Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Cost $350 Stay on targetlast_img read more

Suvendu to meet govt employees union lend ear to grievances

first_imgKolkata: State Transport minister Suvendu Adhkari will hold a meeting with the state government employees’ union at Trinamool Bhavan on Monday, to give a hearing to the demands and problems faced by them. Adhikari has recently been given the responsibility to look after the welfare of the government employees in the state, by Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee.It may be mentioned that BJP had taken a lead in 39 among the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state, when it came to postal ballot voting. Trinamool managed a lead in two seats, while the Left Front had a lead in a solitary seat. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataTrinamool was ahead in the Kolkata South and Raiganj parliamentary constituencies, while the Left lead was in the Jadavpur seat. The Jadavpur seat, however, was won by Trinamool candidate Mimi Chakraborty, while Left Front’s Bikash Bhattacharjee bagged the third spot. In the Lok Sabha results, Trinamool managed to win 22 seats against 18 won by the saffron party. It may be mentioned that Trinamool Congress secretary general and state Education minister Partha Chatterjee has been looking after the welfare of the government employees till date. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”The meeting has been called to apprise Suvendu Babu (Suvendu Adhikari) about various issues regarding the government employees,” said Soumya Biswas, convener of West Bengal Government Employees Federation. Chatterjee will also be present at the meeting. In a number of seats, BJP candidates were found to take huge leads in postal ballot results. Raju Bista from Darjeeling took a lead of 4,679 votes in postal ballot, in comparison to Trinamool candidate Amar Singh Rai. Bista got 5,410 votes against Rai’s 831. In Barrackpore, BJP’s Arjun Singh got 1,504 postal votes, against a meagre 267 managed by Dinesh Trivedi of Trinamool. Sources in the state secretariat Nabanna said that resentment of state government employees over dearness allowance and dragging feet on effective implementation of the sixth pay commission in the state could have been “a factor”, as their votes comprise a part of the overall postal votes in each constituency.last_img read more

Browsers on the Move

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » November 14, 2008 2 min read You may be perfectly happy with whatever web browser came with your smartphone, but you’re not necessarily restricted to using only that browser. Opera Mobile (opera.com) is available for phones running Windows Mobile and S60 operating systems. The program typically costs $24 (though the 9.5 Beta version was released as freeware). Opera Mobile 9.5 ups the ante with improved speeds, pan and zoom functions, and a revamped tabbed browsing experience. Opera Mini is already a popular choice for a browser that works on most cell phones and not just smartphones.Skyfire is also a compelling new contender in the mobile browser market. Its proxy technology makes it possible to closely replicate the look of a desktop browser on a mobile phone’s screen, and smart zooming features boost the usability of the application. The free application is particularly handy when it comes to rich media, such as online videos and audio, because Skyfire servers do all the heavy lifting behind the scenes, so even hefty media files load quickly.In another sign of the ongoing battle to win over mobile web browsers, Mobile Firefox, or Fennec, recently debuted as the mobile counterpart to the popular full-size Firefox. Its free price tag and familiar features will appeal to Mozilla fans. Expect it to be an emerging heavyweight in the increasingly competitive mobile browser division.last_img read more

One Tool for Managing All Your Business Schedules

first_img 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. March 14, 2012 This story appears in the March 2012 issue of . Subscribe » Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global The phone calls were driving Ray Chang crazy. His seven-employee company, Motorsport Lab, was hours into its first Groupon deal–a one-hour supercar driving session priced at $89, a whopping 82 percent discount–and the number of calls flooding the Boston office was out of control.”It was mayhem,” recalls Chang, whose company sells driving experiences in exotic cars such as Ferraris and Lamborghinis to New England- and Arizona-area marketing campaigns and events. “We were keeping track of all our appointments in Google Docs. When we sold 1,500 Groupons that first day, I thought, How are we going to make this work?”The answer came from a massage. Chang had booked one several weeks earlier using Genbook, a new cloud-based service that lets small businesses automate their client appointments. Merchants integrate Genbook’s BookNow button into their website, Facebook page or blog; the button links to a customized, real-time reservations page that features the business’s logo, contact information, consumer reviews and related information.With 48 hours remaining on his Groupon offer, Chang migrated the scheduling chores to Genbook. “The phone calls stopped, because 99 percent of the people could figure out everything they needed to know online,” he says. “It revolutionized everything we do. We don’t have to take credit card numbers and answer the same questions over the phone anymore, and customers can book anytime they want.”Motorsport Lab is just one of more than 5,000 North American small businesses implementing the online booking service. “Scheduling is the most critical task a business does day in and day out,” says Genbook founder and CEO Rody Moore, who started the San Francisco-based company in 2007. “Ten years ago, consumers felt put out if they had to book a flight or a restaurant reservation online. Now customers expect an online option.”In its startup incarnation, Genbook offered its platform to digital advertisers to help them manage media schedules across hundreds of websites. But in 2008 the company pivoted to its current, monthly subscription service and expanded its customer base. Chiropractors, massage therapists and other one-person operations made up the bulk of Genbook’s early adopters, but a growing number of larger businesses, such as spas, have since joined the platform. And their customers have embraced the service, too: An average of 500,000 appointments are being scheduled every month.”Scheduling is the most critical task a business does day in and day out.” –Rody Moore, GenbookThe booking service offers packages that cater to outfits of all sizes. Genbook Solo schedules one person’s clients for $19.95 per month; Genbook Standard manages an unlimited number of calendars for $39.95 per month. This year, the company–which has been bankrolled by $5.6 million from Neo Technology Ventures and Moore himself–launched an analytics dashboard to help merchants leverage “the massive amount of data generated through the act of making an appointment or reservation,” Moore says, adding that key metrics include customer preferences among services offered, sales trends and individual employee performance.Back at Motorsport Lab, Genbook has allowed Chang to fully automate the company’s scheduling and, as a result, shed staff and save $50,000 per year.”Genbook makes it so much easier to communicate accurate and up-to-date information about our business to people,” Chang says. “We still get a few calls with questions we can’t answer online, but Genbook handles just about everything else. To me, it’s a no-brainer.” last_img read more

PropelTO networking group launches in Toronto for all ages in the travel

first_img Share Tags: Events, PropelTO, Toronto Travelweek Group Posted by PropelTO networking group launches in Toronto for all ages in the travel industrycenter_img Thursday, July 25, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — From the ashes of Young Travel Professionals (YTP) rises a new networking group in Toronto called PropelTO, giving the travel industry a place to network, connect and share ideas.The sold-out launch event, sponsored by Tour Radar and Sherpa, was held last night at the Toronto Island Marina & Yacht Club and successfully brought together over 100 industry professionals of all ages.“When YTP disbanded all its global chapters in April, the Toronto board still saw an undeniable need to provide a venue for community and networking in a relaxed setting, for those of us who are passionate about driving the industry forward, “ says Iris Serbanescu, PropelTO board member and TourRadar’s director of partnerships.The main difference between YTP and PropelTO is that it intends to be more inclusive, welcoming all ages. Added Annie Ewing, PropelTO board member and TTI luxury travel advisor: “Rather than focusing on an age cohort, we are building a membership that is enthusiastic and forward-thinking about the future of the travel industry at any age.”The vision for PropelTO is to continue having causal networking events, like the launch event on the island, but also to incorporate roundtable discussions and leading edge speakers into the event series. PropelTO intends to be a voice of the travel industry and would like to be a collaborative association, getting ideas from its members and focusing on community engagement.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsAt the event last night, travel professionals had the chance to network, enjoy food and beverages and take in the beautiful views of the Toronto skyline. Also, an open mic session allowed guests 30 seconds to promote their brand and job openings or share anything that might be relevant to the group. This will be a staple of events going forward, with the next event planned for September.“The event was awesome and I was able to meet a lot of different people within a short period of time. When the age limit was lifted, it seems like there were a lot more people in attendance and it was a great opportunity for me to connect with many different people across the industry,” says Kate Ivchenko, Wheels Up Network content manger and PropelTO member.Here’s how you can get involved in PropelTO:• Become a member and get notified of future events by signing up at propelto.org/#join-us• Volunteer to be an Ambassador and help recruit attendees for future events• Follow us on Facebook and use #PropelTO in social media postsMore news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyPropelTO is also seeking corporate event sponsors. Like-minded travel businesses can benefit from connecting with PropelTO’s membership base in person. Sponsors would commit to covering all or some of the cost of drinks and snacks in exchange for a chance to scout potential new hires, increase brand awareness and receive marketing privileges.“We all love working in the travel industry and know that there is a lot of passion, knowledge and ideas floating around the community. We intended to bring together all individuals that are committed to creating an even better industry for the future, as well as continuing to build our industry friendships” says Devin Kinasz, board member and Travelweek publisher.For more information contact PropelTO at propeltoorg@gmail.com.last_img read more