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Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue As the No. 116 ranked team in the world, the Azkals are heavy underdogs in Group D of the tournament that features another powerhouse in China and another tournament debutante in Kyrgyzstan.Except for the Koreans, the Azkals have faced the two other teams in their group in recent years, losing to China, 8-1, in a friendly two years ago. The Azkals beat Kyrgyzstan twice in 2016, although the Central Asian side is in its best form going into the tournament, vaulting to No. 91 in the latest Fifa rankings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“I think it’s a good draw because at least we’ve played two teams in the group before so we know what to expect,” said Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband.The Azkals wrapped up a short training camp in Doha, Qatar, on Wednesday and flew to Dubai via Oman. The camp included a 4-2 loss to AFF Suzuki Cup champion Vietnam in a closed-door friendly. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Despite loaded roster Beermen are just paper giants for now, says Austria SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DUBAI—The Philippine Azkals touched down in this ultra modern, skyscraper-lined city Thursday for their biggest tournament yet as the 2019 AFC Asian Cup hits fever pitch in the United Arab Emirates.The 24-nation football showcase begins on Saturday with the host country taking on Bahrain in Abu Dhabi, but the Azkals won’t be in action until Monday when they take on South Korea here.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Although the Azkals will be missing arguably the team’s biggest star in goalkeeper Neil Etheridge of English Premier League team Cardiff City, the Azkals have a wealth of talent and experience for their most important tournament to date.Younghusband is the country’s top international scorer with 52 goals, but the team will also have Patrick Reichelt who hit top form in the Suzuki Cup with important goals against Vietnam and Singapore.While getting to the knockout stages seems like a miracle, the Azkals being here is already a huge accomplishment in itself for Philippine football.“Every player dreams of representing their country in this kind of stage, in a tournament of this magnitude so we’re all excited to be here,” said Younghusband.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Achraf Hakimiborussia dortmundfootballSlavia Prague First Published: October 3, 2019, 4:28 PM IST Prague: Achraf Hakimi scored twice to hand Borussia Dortmund their first victory in Champions League Group F as the Bundesliga side won 2-0 at reigning Czech champions Slavia Prague on Wednesday.With 10 minutes remaining in the first half, Hakimi — on loan from Real Madrid — sprinted down the right flank, wove his way through the Slavia defence into the box, fooled ‘keeper Ondrej Kolar and blasted home left-footed. A minute before the final whistle, the 20-year-old Moroccan struck following another strong run and clinical finish with a low shot across goal.”He played very well although he’s not used to the position,” Dortmund coach Lucien Favre said of Hakimi, who is a right-back by trade but started on the left wing.”He is very dangerous up front and we are happy with his performance, the two goals say it all.”We had drawn the last three games against Barcelona, (Eintracht) Frankfurt and (Werder) Bremen, so we’re happy with the victory today, it was very important for us.”With prolific striker Paco Alcacer ruled out with an Achilles tendon injury, Dortmund, who had drawn 0-0 with Barcelona at home in their opening game, started without a fully-fledged striker, relying on counter-attacks rather than constant pressure.Captain Marco Reus started up front alongside Julian Brandt and English teenager Jadon Sancho, who went close with the first shot on goal in the second minute.Sancho then set up the tireless Hakimi who fired wide, before playing a pass which a sliding Reus narrowly shot past a gaping Slavia goal.’TOO LITTLE’Having reached the Champions League group stage for the first time in 12 years, Slavia, who held Inter Milan to a 1-1 draw at the San Siro in their opener, had a great chance on 20 minutes.Lukas Masopust collected a pass that left him one-on-one with Roman Buerki, but the Swiss ‘keeper saved his poorly-placed effort.Slavia’s Romanian midfielder Nicolae Stanciu then saw his free-kick kept out by a diving Buerki and centre-back Ondrej Kudela had an effort blocked by the visiting defence.”Slavia were a threat throughout the game, they were very athletic, they attacked us well,” said Favre.Sancho went clean through against Kolar early in the second half, but was denied by the Slavia goalkeeper.Minutes later, striker Stanislav Tecl squandered a similarly clear opportunity for Slavia, firing wide as the hosts kept Dortmund under pressure.Slavia midfielder Petr Sevcik then missed narrowly from long range, while Hakimi blasted at Kolar.Home coach Jindrich Trpisovsky bemoaned his side’s profligacy in front of goal.”We played our game against a team like this, we could match them in all respects except inside the box,” he said.”But the result is disappointing, it’s too little after this kind of game.”The game started with a standing ovation to the theme song for a German children’s TV series sung by Czech pop singer Karel Gott, very popular in Germany, who died aged 80 on Tuesday.
Kingswood Elementary School, in Hammonds Plains, officially opens today, Nov. 23, providing a modern, healthy and environmentally friendly new school for about 600 Grade Primary to 6 students. The newest school in the Halifax Regional Municipality is the result of an $8.5-million education investment by the province. A parent-led effort raised more than $100,000 in cash and donations of goods and services to enhance the school grounds and playground equipment. “Kingswood Elementary School is a fine addition to the province’s school system and to the Halifax Regional School Board,” said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “It reflects how good things happen when the province, the board and the school community can co-operate to achieve a common vision.” “It gives me great pleasure to attend the official opening of this school, which truly meets the needs of today’s students and that will continue to serve students well into the future,” said Deborah Brunt, Halifax Regional School Board member for District 11. “We know that what makes a school great goes well beyond bricks and mortar. Students, teachers, staff, and parents have already breathed life into Kingswood Elementary, making it a special place to learn and a point of pride in the community.” Because of features such as a heat-recovery ventilation system and energy efficient windows, the province received $60,000 from the Commercial Building Incentive Program, an initiative of Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency. Kingswood Elementary contains 5,895 square metres of conditioned floor space and is expected to achieve energy savings of 49 per cent over the National Energy Code for Buildings’ standard for schools. Due to its energy-efficient design, it is expected to save $44,424 in energy costs and produce 390 tonnes less carbon dioxide per year than a typical new school. “I would like to extend my congratulations to Kingswood Elementary,” said federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Geoff Regan, speaking on behalf of John McCallum, the Minister of Natural Resources Canada. “With its many energy-efficient features, it proves that saving energy and saving the environment go hand in hand, and that a ‛greener’ future for all of us starts with the vision and actions of Canadians who design, build and operate buildings like this one.” The school was designed by WHW Architects, with input from the school steering committee. Rideau Construction was hired to build the school. Kingswood Elementary is part of the province’s long-term strategy to renew the educational system. “This government is investing more than $400 million over eight years to build new schools and to renovate existing schools. We know this will mean a huge improvement to the province’s education system,” said Mr. Muir. In November, the province officially opened four schools, serving 1,600 students and worth more than $27 million. Port Maitland Consolidated, near Yarmouth, opened on Nov. 15. Cumberland North Academy and Spring Street Academy opened in Cumberland County on Nov. 18.
OTTAWA — Shopify Inc.’s chief executive says he’ll push back against a short-seller’s report questioning the company’s business model during the release of their next financial results.Company CEO Tobias Lutke tweeted that he looks forward to the next earnings call, expected in early November, where he’ll address the “short-selling troll” targeting Shopify.He further tweeted that “the irony of an outfit like Citron accusing any business of being a get-rich-quick scheme should not be lost on anyone.”Last week, short-seller Citron Research released a report claiming Ottawa-based Shopify was running what it called an overvalued get-rich-quick scheme, sending the stock down from near $150 a share to around $112 a share on Tuesday.The stock regained a bit of ground by mid-day Wednesday, up $4 to $119.76 for a 3.5 per cent gain for the day.Ottawa-based Shopify posted a defence of its business model to its website last Thursday, but didn’t specifically refer to allegations published by Andrew Left of Citron Research.
SAINT INGLEVERT, France — The man who wowed the crowd on Bastille Day, whirling over France’s invited leaders on his flyboard, is undertaking final checks for his biggest challenge: to soar across the English Channel.Franky Zapata told reporters Wednesday that it’s all systems go but conceded it’s “not an easy challenge.”Zapata is to take off on Thursday anchored to his flyboard — a small flying platform he invented — from Sangatte, in France’s Pas de Calais region, to the Dover area in southeast England.He said he’s confident but that he didn’t want to make projections about his arrival across the 36-kilometre (22.4-mile) stretch of water.He expects his average speed to be about 140 kilometres (87 mph) per hour.He says: “You’re like a bird. It’s your body that flies.”The Associated Press
Stay on target Keto Turns Your Smartphone Into Your Car KeysCovert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your Pocket What can I say that hasn’t already been said about the Sega Dreamcast? Sega’s final console wasn’t long for this world, but many (myself included) still hold it in high regard. Dreamcast fans will be happy to know a new Kickstarter campaign aims to release a book commemorating the system. Best of all, the book has the full blessing of Sega.“Sega Dreamcast: Collected Works is the definitive history of the cult games console, produced in collaboration with Sega,” says the Kickstarter page. “This large format, deluxe hardback will feature a dazzling collection of never-before-published materials and specially commissioned editorial, offering unprecedented insight into the creation of the Dreamcast console and its celebrated library of games.”British publisher Read Only Memory is the company behind this book. A follow-up to 2014’s Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works, Sega Dreamcast: Collected Works spotlights the very best the console had to offer. This includes games like Crazy Taxi, Shenmue, Sonic Adventure, and Jet Grind Radio. The book will have never-before-seen concept art, and brand-new interviews with creators like Yuji Naka and Tetsuya Miziguchi. According to the folks behind the project, this book will be “the authoritative resource on Sega’s last console.”Video Playerhttps://ksr-video.imgix.net/projects/2874652/video-815583-h264_high.mp400:0000:0000:40Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The project currently has 1,766 backers. They have pledged $123,189 at the time of this writing. This is already past the $91,678 set goal. Anything can happen between now and the time the book is set to launch in Fall of 2018, but the moment it appears this project is a success. As a huge fan of Sega and the Dreamcast, I can’t wait to get my hands on this and relive those glory days.If you’re interested in pledging to the Sega Dreamcast: Collected Works Kickstarter, or if you’re simply curious about it, make sure to check out the official page. There, you can see what each tier earns backers.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Police found a bloody handgun in the van driven by a man wounded by Astoria police.Deputy Chief Brad Johnston says investigators also seized a rifle and ammunition.Johnston and District Attorney Josh Marquis talked to reporters Tuesday about the Sunday night shooting at an Astoria motel.Officers responded after ammunition was seen in the man’s room.Police say he pointed a gun at officers when he opened the door. They fired. He fled, and was stopped after a chase on Highway 26. The Washougal man is at a Portland hospital with gunshot wounds to a shoulder and arm.The Daily Astorian reports the man may not have fired at officers. Marquis says officers were justified in shooting the man.Information from: The Daily Astorian.
Facebook Zedd Debuts New Vertical Video For “The Middle” With Maren Morris Zedd Debuts Vertical “The Middle” Video zedd-debuts-new-vertical-video-middle-maren-morris News Twitter Email The latest music video of the hit song takes a slightly different orientationRenée FabianGRAMMYs Apr 25, 2018 – 3:40 pm Zedd, Maren Morris and electronic production duo Grey’s song “The Middle” become a hit in its own right, and it earned GRAMMY nominee Morris the distinction of being the first country act to have a No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Top Dance/Mix Show Airplay Chart. Now Zedd has released a new music video for the track with the distinction of a vertical orientation.The rather flashy video features Morris vocalizing in black against color-lit backdrops that change in time with the ticking clock in the production. Scenes of Zedd manning the keys and offering background vocals are interspersed with cuts of Grey — brothers Kyle and Michael Trewartha — playing an electronic drum kit and guitar.Earlier this week Zedd revealed in an installment of The New York Times’ new video series “Diary Of A Song” that from the moment he heard the track, which was co-written by songwriter Sarah Aarons, he knew it could be a hit.”They played it for me, and were like, ‘What do you think?'” said Zedd. “I felt, if done right, this could be a huge smash. So we start working on it together. Everybody started loving it. Let’s just find the vocalist, which was something that ended up taking, as you know, quite a long time.”With producers the Monsters & Strangerz in the mix, surprisingly, finding a vocalist to sing the lines Morris so expertly delivers proved to be a challenge. The team went through 14 singers — including Demi Lovato and Camila Cabello — before they finally found a match in Morris. “I didn’t really know about all the drama finding a vocalist,” Morris said. “The rhythm is so interesting — ‘lookin’ at you I can’t lie’ — it’s like walking up stairs.”From there, the rest, as they say, is history.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more
Pete Rand pulls otoliths from a pink salmon on Hartney Creek near Cordova. (Photo by Aaron Bolton/KBBI)Recently, an argument over whether hatcheries are causing more harm than good has been heating up. The debate is nothing new. But an Alaska Department of Fish and Game study is about to take a step toward answering a question central to the debate: do hatchery fish that spawn with wild populations pose a threat to those stocks?Listen now“You want to make two cuts: one to get at the heart and one to get at the otoliths,” Pete Rand told a group of new filed staff.Rand is a research ecologist with the Prince William Sound Science Center, and he’s explaining how to sample pink salmon carcasses on the banks of Hartney Creek just outside of Cordova.Rand picks up one of several pinks lined up on the rocks in front of him and cuts just behind its gills before using a pair of tweezers to tear off a tiny piece of its heart. Then, he cuts into the skull or “brain case” as he calls it and extracts two white otoliths or ear bones. They’re smaller than the head of a pin.“I put my fingers in the eye socket and you basically want to take the top of the head off,” Rand said as his knife crunched into the decomposing skull of a pink salmon.Under a microscope, Fish and Game will be able tell from the ear bones if each fish was raised in a hatchery.In just a few days, three field crews will travel to five remote streams on the western side of the sound where they will repeat this ritual thousands of times.“We sample from the very beginning of the spawning season all the way to the end, and we sample daily. The objective there is to sample as many of the spawning pink salmon as we can,” Rand explained.This study and previous work has shown that the closer a wild stream is to a hatchery, the more likely hatchery fish will stray into that system. Rand says some streams near Prince William Sound’s four major pink salmon hatcheries can see high stray rates, varying from 70 to 90 percent each season.The big concern is that when those strays spawn with wild fish, they’re passing on genes that could reduce future generations’ genetic fitness. In other words, “does having a hatchery origin parent influence” a wild salmon’s ability to survive in nature.“That’s the ultimate question we’re trying to get at with this field project,” Rand said.To answer that question, the samples are shipped to Fish and Game’s genetics lab in Anchorage. Any heart tissues belonging to hatchery fish are discarded, but the ones from wild pinks are processed.“We take a small piece of that heart and then put it in a tube, add a bunch of chemicals, go through a bunch of different reactions and pull out the DNA,” Chris Habicht, who manages the lab, said.A pink salmon otolith under the microscope. The dark bands represent unique marks made by increasing the water temperature for timed intervals before hatchery fish are released into the wild. (Courtesy of Fish and Game)Habicht explains that after about a week of processing, his team can identify lineages of wilds pinks and fish with varying degrees of genes passed down from hatchery stocks.The number of returning offspring each family tree produces will indicate whether hatchery fish reduce the productivity of the wild stocks they spawn with. But that’s about as far as the answers will go.“If we do find a difference between these natural-origin, hatchery-origin fish in terms of how many progeny they produce, we won’t know what the mechanism for that difference is,” Habicht noted.While that may be a step forward in Fish and Game’s eyes, the study has its critics. They argue the project, which received a large chunk of funding from hatchery operators and processors, is biased. Critics main issue with the project is that it doesn’t include a control stream with little or no hatchery influence to compare results to.Bill Templin is Fish and Game’s chief fisheries scientist. In his Anchorage office, he acknowledges some of the study’s shortcomings.“It’s very difficult to find a control. What we did though is controlled for high stray-rate streams and low stray-rate streams. So, you get some idea of a contrast,” Templin said.Templin said what the study does provide shouldn’t be overlooked. He said the results will be valuable to the department and the Board of Fisheries when hatcheries request production increases or other permit changes.But Templin cautions against any notion that this study will spark a major shift in hatchery management. He said it’s just a first step and that the results alone might not be the best way to answer the question at the heart of the hatchery debate.“Questions of how much is too much or whether there’s harm or not are very difficult to answer,” Templin noted, “because they also require human valuation, human judgement. That has to be worked out in a different venue than in a scientific study. “Those decisions may play out on the board of fish, which is scheduled to hold its first work session on hatcheries in October. However, it may do so without any results from Fish and Game’s hatchery-wild study. The first report is due in December.
Supreme Court Justice says same-sex civil union is constitutionalMajority of people oppose same-sex civil unions in the PhilippinesGay couple’s marriage declared ‘void’ by Greek Supreme CourtRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/same-sex-marriage-case-starts-in-philippines-supreme-court/ The Philippines Supreme Court hears arguments for same-sex marriage. | Photo: Twitter His displayed his inexperience on the first day of the trial and the Justices criticized the procedural flaws he made.They threatened to throw out his case.‘I will be very candid to you as a graduate of the same school, that I am more inclined to dismiss your case,’ Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza told Falcis in court.Falcis agree he had made mistakes. But he argued the Justices could not dismiss the case now because of the negative impact on the LGBTI community. The Justices agreed.Stunning!!! Justice Francis Jardeleza, one of the most liberal Supreme Court justices (Harvard/UP) explicitly said he was inclined to dismiss.Other justices warned a badly framed #SameSexMarriage case will actually be a setback, huge risk for LGBT advocates. #FalcisvCRGOrals pic.twitter.com/JdA0e92f8G— OscarFranklinTan 陳志宏 (@oscarfbtan) June 19, 2018‘I concede to the wisdom of the Honorable Justice that petitioner alone, even as a counsel in his career, probably made mistakes during the handling of the petition, but we will answer that in the memorandum. Disregarding the mistakes of the petitioner, there are actual LGBT couples in this case who will be harmed if their fundamental rights will not be recognized,’ Falcis told the court.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Lawyer Jesus Falcis III who is also one of the co-plaintiffs is leading the case for marriage equality.‘When the right to marry, a decision so personal, so intimate and so life-changing, is denied to LGBT people, the state is not valuing their dignity,’ he told the Justices on Tuesday (23 June).A 1987 law declared marriages are only legal between men and women. But Falcis will argue that the Philippines Constitution does not state that anywhere.While the case is historic, a result is not expected for a very long time.It took two years to get the case before the court after Falcis filed his petition in 2015. The Supreme Court announced it would hear the petition in March this year.History in the makingBut aside from potentially legalizing same-sex marriage, the case is historic for another reason.‘The decision will be landmark because the court has never pronounced on this,’ University of the Philippines law professor Antonio La Vina told AFP.‘Obviously, it would be even more landmark, more historic if they say marriage is not between a man and a woman.’Even though the Philippines is considered one of the most LGBTI-friendly countries in Asia, it is still considered quite conservative.Abortion and divorce are still illegal in the majority Catholic country.Rookie lawyerFalcis filed his first petition to the Supreme Court to hear arguments on same-sex marriage only one month after he passed the legal bar in 2015. A historic case to make same-sex marriage legal in the Philippines has started this week in the country’s Supreme Court.
Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . With over 90 million daily visitors to Pornhub, it’s easy to see them eventually taking over the world. But in this interactive art installation, called Pornhub Nation, that is exactly what happens. GAYSTARNEWS- Having opened in Los Angeles until 11 August 2018, the exhibit is a 3000 sq ft, six room experience designed by artists Maggie West and Ryder Ripps. It depicts a utopian society where the US government branches and bureaucratic organisations are taken over by a sex-positive Pornhub. According to its website, it ‘eschews social hierarchies, gender norms and oppression’ and ‘prioritizes sexual liberation, hedonistic pleasure-seeking, and equal orgasms for all.’Which in this case, means alien sex plants and DMV sex dungeons. Everything in the country is about sex | Photo: IRS Installation, Pornhub NationYou’ll begin the experience in the National Gallery, boasting a collage of marquee lights and neon signs. Famous Pornhub actresses Asa Akira, Riley Reid, Abella Danger and Joanna Angel are immortalized as the Presidents. The National Silicon Reserve comes complete with a ball pit, while the space exploration program is devoted to exploring zero gravity space sex.An interactive sex museumThe porn aficionados are teaming up with queer female party collective Our House on 9 August. They’ll be taking over the Pornhub Nation with DJ sets from GOODBOY Morgan and Madame Gandhi. There’s also comedy shows and a tampon drive for Covenant House. They supply sanctuary and support for homeless and trafficked young people aged 18-24. Leather, orgasms and equality reign free | Photo: Buck Angel, DMV Artwork, Pornhub Nation The exhibition itself is showcasing a lot of queer performers, including Buck Angel, Lance Hart, Abella Danger & Danny Wylde.Artist Maggie West explained to Gay Star News: ‘Pornhub Nation is a future imagined with total sexual freedom. In 2069, residents are free to discover and explore all sorts of desires without the burden of societal pressure or judgement. As our national motto goes, “The Future is Freaky…”‘Alien plants take inspiration from human anatomy Photo: ASSA Plant Specimens Installation Detail, Pornhub NationVP of Pornhub Corey Price said about the exhibit: ‘[Pornhub Nation] provides an immersive experience for our fans to enjoy firsthand. As they make their way through the imaginary world, visitors will be able to experience it, play with it and interact with it.’Watch a walk-through of the exhibit here:[embedded content]More from Gay Star News:These amazing LGBTI DJs are opening brand new 24-hour London club FOLD Madonna reveals why Lisbon is so much better for her than the USA eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Check out the winners of the first ever PornHub AwardsGay Bermuda tourism CEO: LGBTI boycott ‘counter-intuitive’ after marriage equality reversalUNWTO and LGBT Tourism: Second Global report released at IGLTA SummitRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/pornhub-nation-sexy-leather-country-orgasm/
Posted by WASHINGTON DC — Travel agents are seeing a positive uptick in cruise bookings, according to CLIA’s first Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report of 2017.Trends contributing to this growth include the rise of multigenerational cruise travel, a high demand for shorter duration cruises and travellers looking for all-inclusive options.“Travel agents have their fingers on the pulse of what is happening in the cruise industry. By tapping into insights through the Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook report, the industry is able to forecast upcoming travel and traveler behavior trends and tailor business strategies accordingly,” said CLIA President and CEO Cindy D’Aoust.Key findings from the first Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report of 2017 include:. Cruise Industry Continues to RiseAccording to the report, cruise travel agent sales continue to increase. In fact, 77% of cruise travel agents indicate that their sales volume is better than last year. Additionally, nearly three quarters (74%) of agents say they expect to experience an increase in customer spending in 2017, especially when it comes to cost of excursions.More news: Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problemThe cruise industry continues to grow across all sectors with nearly half (47%) of travel agents reporting the highest customer satisfaction with ocean cruises over all-inclusive resorts (21%) and house or condo rentals (7%). River cruises also continue to garner popularity, as agents report clients value smaller ships, less structure and a variety of river cruise amenities.Changes in Traveller Behavior & Cruise DurationThe report also found some developing changes in cruise traveler behavior. Travel agents taking part in the report stated that shorter cruise lengths are becoming more popular than ever with the greatest interest in cruises lasting less than two weeks. More than four out of 10 agents (43%) reported that clients were most interested in cruises of three to five days and 44% of agents predict increased bookings in cruises lasting six to eight days. North America-based travel agents have also seen a shift towards domestic travel.A Multitude of Multigenerational & All-Inclusive DemandMultigenerational and group travel both continue to be a developing trend within the industry, with agents reporting more and more families choosing cruises for travelling together. The report found that age-appropriate amenities and onboard activities are attracting multigenerational travel groups, as cruise ships often offer something to suit every preference and age group.Travel agents are seeing a rise in bookings across a variety of age-groups, with nearly seven out of 10 (67%) agents citing an increase in Boomer generation bookings and over half (55%) seeing an uptick in bookings among the Generation X age group.Agents also report that all-inclusive cruises are a big attraction to first time cruise travellers, citing the biggest draws for travelers as the desire to sample multiple destinations, gain a rich international experience and only unpack once on a multi-leg journey, all without the worry of being surprised by a large bill at the end of the trip.The full report is available at http://www.cruising.org/TA-Outlook. Tags: CLIA Travelweek Group Shorter durations, all-in pricing driving strong cruise sales, says CLIA Tuesday, June 6, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> Share
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And him RIP Kevin McKidd (@TheRealKMcKidd) January 14 2016 Such a lovely kind generous funny and brilliant man Thank you Alan Rickman for that and for so many flawless performances Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) January 14 2016 There are few things I enjoyed more than watching Alan Rickman sigh in a movie RIP Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) January 14 2016 In a nod to one of the Harry Potter series’ most memorable and touching moments many fans quoted Snapes love for Lily Potter after her death in their own tributes to the star with the word "Always” Write to Julia Zorthian at juliazorthian@timeinccomIf you were running for president at this point in previous presidential races your instinct was to stockpile cash With many voters still tuned out spending money trying to reach them this early in the cycle was wasteful while building a large campaign war chest was a good way to scare the competition and signal to voters the press and potential donors that you were a viable candidate Then when the race started in earnest in Iowa New Hampshire and South Carolina you’d burn through a lot of that money on TV ads automated phone calls and mailers in an attempt to win the nomination quickly That’s all changed With outside groups now able to raise and spend unlimited sums of money crunch time is coming now midway through the summer the year before the election And with an ever-larger cast of characters running for the Republican nomination candidates are having to work harder than ever to punch through the noise and make the cut for the all-important first debate Far from a sleepy time to build up a war chest the coming month is do-or-die time especially for candidates near the bottom of the crowded field of GOP hopefuls That is why so many of the independent groups backing them are willing to spend heavily now even if it depletes their cash on hand For instance the super PAC supporting Bobby Jindal reported $461000 going out the door on Tuesday alone to bolster his chances The Louisiana Governor just last week joined the crowded field and has little name recognition outside of his home state If he doesn’t improve soon he could be shut out of the first debate which is limited to the top 10 contenders based on an average of recent polls A TIME review of documents filed between June 1 and midday June 30 shows candidate-specific super PACs shelled out $13 million on digital ads automated phone calls mail pieces and telephone lines Spending against Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton from just four outside groups totaled almost three-quarters of $1 million in June alonea potential sign how much tea party-style Republicans despise her and establishment-minded ones fear her While June’s tally pales in comparison to the billions the 2016 White House race will eventually cost it is unusual to see the outside groups spending so heavily so soon After all the first chance to officially weigh-in on the GOP nominee is the Iowa caucuses scheduled for Feb 1 2016 Yet these super PACs arent necessarily targeting the conservative activists in Iowa or New Hampshire While a good chunk of the change spent in the last month has been there just as much is going to boost the candidates profiles nationally The super PACs give anyone with a patron with deep pockets a shot yielding a larger field than during the pre-super PAC era And that means the television networks hosting the coming debates needed to cull the list of participants Enter the super PACs trying to remedy a problem of their own creation Their goal is to raise familiarity with each’s preferred contender enough so that he or she qualifies for the first debate Under the current rules only the top 10 contenders in national pollsin a crowded field now numbering 14 and expected to climbwill make the stage on Aug 6 in Cleveland Its why boosters for Jindal who entered the race last week are sending cash to his main advertising firms At the same time supporters of Rick Perry told the FEC they accounted for $578000 in June spending; they are trying to make sure the former Texas Governor qualifies for the debates during his second White House bid Boosters for Sen Ted Cruz of Texas spent $13126 during the last four weeks too For others its about maintaining a lead Allies of Sen Rand Paul of Kentucky reported spending $240000 last month on 40 staffers in Iowa $17500 for voter contact information and phone calls and another $3000 on fliers to leave at potential supporters front doors And these totals only account for spending by super PACs the independent groups that can raise and spend unlimited sums of cash as long as they don’t coordinate strategy with the official campaigns A network of nonprofit politically-minded groups are also engaged at this point For instance a nonprofit backing Republican Sen Marco Rubio of Florida is running more than $1 million in ads promoting his opposition to the Obama Administration’s emerging deal with Iran on its nuclear program Because the Conservative Solutions Project doesnt specifically advocate for Rubios election that group does not face an FEC reporting requirement While the race is most dynamic among the Republicans Democrats are spending cash too A group backing former Maryland Gov Martin OMalley reported spending almost $56000 on Internet ads criticizing a rival for the Democratic nomination Sen Bernie Sanders of Vermont and promoting his own record Yet the biggest target of all the outside groups is not surprisingly Clinton The former Secretary of State faced roughly $753000 in spending against her from just four outside groups The Tea Party Majority Fund reported $400000 in automated phone calls from Hawaii to Maine to criticize her The Stop Hillary PAC spent $145000 to find potential supporters and to send them mail and online ads The Freedom Defense Fund spent more than $130000 in June on a national direct-mail campaign And the Republican National Committee reported $78000 in spending on an advertising campaign in voters mailboxes as well as on Yahoo Facebook and Twitter In all June was at least a $3 million investment for the outside groups And that number does not account for a single dime that the candidatesthe folks whose names are actually on the ballotspent Write to Philip Elliott at philipelliott@timecom Shortly before President Donald Trump began the State of the Union.
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