Cabinet ministers meet with Mexican presidentelect in shadow of trade spat

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s foreign affairs minister says a meeting with Mexico’s president-elect has cleared the haze about diving back into free trade talks between Canada, the United States and Mexico.The meeting between Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and International Trade Minister Jim Carr with Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador came one day before his representatives travel to the U.S. to talk to American trade negotiators and in the shadow of a simmering trade war with the Trump administration.Freeland spoke in broad, largely positive terms about the meeting with the 64-year-old political veteran, but wouldn’t detail what he told Canadian officials. Freeland said she was “hopeful” NAFTA talks could hit high gear now that she gauged the policy pulse of Canada’s new political neighbour in North America.“It was important to meet with the president-elect and with his team to understand their position so we really knew where Mexico was,” she said in a conference call from Mexico City.“We have a clear understanding now and we certainly are very committed to moving forward as quickly as we can.”Lopez Obrador and his top officials have said they back the North American Free Trade Agreement, emphasizing that talks about North American trade must involve all three countries — eschewing the idea of a one-on-one deal with the Americans.Lopez Obrador, who goes by the nickname AMLO, is “astute enough to recognize that Trump is playing a game and trying to divide and conquer his two NAFTA allies,” said Laura Macdonald, an expert on Mexican politics from Carleton University in Ottawa.But, she cautioned, “we never know.”Carlo Dade, an expert on Latin American politics from the Canada West Foundation, said the uncertainty around trade pacts in North America as well as with Pacific Rim countries means Canadian politicians need to build up a personal relationship with Lopez Obrador, something which can often get overlooked.“There’s an expression in Spanish: ‘hasta en la sopa’ — even in the soup. It’s when you keep running into someone every time you turn around and that, I think, could potentially be us and Mexico at the trade table.”NAFTA negotiations were paused in late spring because of the July 1 Mexican presidential election that Lopez Obrador won with a majority of the popular vote. He assumes office in December.Trump viewed Lopez Obrador’s victory at the national and state levels as a symbol of political strength, and that’s a significant factor in the relationship between the two men, said Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson Center.“Trump sees AMLO as a strong leader, as a legitimate leader, somebody to be taken seriously. He didn’t always see (outgoing Mexican President) Enrique Pena Nieto in that way,” Wood said.In a letter to Trump earlier this month, Lopez Obrador called for talks between all three countries to avoid prolonged trade uncertainty that could damage economies. Trump’s reply to Mexico said such a deal would help both countries, “but only if it can go quickly, because otherwise I must go a much different route.”A number of issues remain unresolved in the talks, including U.S. demands for changes to rules of origin for automobiles, a five-year sunset clause for a new pact and demands for Mexico to quickly hike wages.Macdonald said immediately raising auto worker wages in Mexico — Trump argues low labour costs siphon American jobs — would shutter plants. But Lopez Obrador’s vow to improve wages may help negotiators get past the thorny issue, Macdonald said.The five-year review is more problematic and Freeland said Canada’s opposition to it has stiffened throughout the talks.In the meantime, Trump is considering imposing a 25 per cent tariff on auto imports that Republican lawmakers, industry — although his own administration officials warn that such a step could kneecap the American economy.The World Trade Organization said in a report Wednesday that the proliferation of tariffs by the United States, Canada, Mexico and the European Union among others “could place economic recovery in jeopardy.”— Follow @jpress on Twitter.last_img read more


On World Humanitarian Day UN pays tribute to aid workers around globe

“Wherever there are people in need, there are people who help them – men and women coming together to ease suffering and bring hope,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message on World Humanitarian Day, which coincides with the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack against the UN in Baghdad eight years ago.“From Japan to Sudan, from Pakistan to the Horn of Africa, aid workers help people who have lost their homes, loved ones and sources of income,” he added, citing four countries or regions that have suffered respectively from a recent tsunami and nuclear crisis, war and displacement, massive flooding, and severe drought and deadly famine.The General Assembly proclaimed 19 August as World Humanitarian Day three years ago to commemorate the 2003 Canal Hotel bombing in Baghdad, which claimed the lives of 22 UN staff members, including the world body’s top envoy in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello, and wounded more than 150 people. Mr. Ban laid a wreath in remembrance of the fallen 22 at UN Headquarters in New York besides the tattered UN flag that flew over the UN premises in Baghdad. The event was organized by the UN Staff Union. Many others have died elsewhere around the world, including 102 UN personnel who were killed in last year’s earthquake in Haiti in one of the most devastating blows the Organization has suffered. At a ceremony, launching the Day in the General Assembly Hall, a music video entitled If I Could Change, a collaboration between various artists – including Ziggy Marley, Somali sister-duo Sweet Rush, and Salman Ahmad from the Pakistani band Junoon – was premiered in honour of humanitarian workers around the world. While the video takes a kaleidoscopic look, from children in refugee camps and patients in hospitals to youngsters in schools and the feeding of infants, from flooded fields to injured being extracted from ruined buildings, the singers belt out a lyrical plea for greater love among peoples in a world free from fear and pain, where children no longer die of thirst. “I hope that the song will inspire a new generation of humanitarian workers and indeed inspire people everywhere to get involved,” Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos told a later news conference. “It’s all about the fact that we can all change our world for the better.”The theme of this year’s celebration is “People Helping People,” a message highlighted by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affaires (OCHA).“Everyone can be a humanitarian,” OCHA said in a message. “People affected by disasters are the first to help their own communities following a disaster. Communities, local partner organizations, international organizations and the general public can build a chain of solidarity to support communities in responding to and recovering from disasters.” It was a theme that Mr. Ban stressed at the launch ceremony, calling the Day “a celebration of men and women around the world who have decided to dedicate their lives to helping others, people with drive and talent, who could have chosen any other path in life and succeeded, yet they chose to help.“Their decision shows us a glimpse of a better world – where people help people, no matter who they are, where they are from, or what they believe.” Ms. Amos noted that last year alone 242 aid workers were killed, injured or kidnapped. “They go on regardless because they know that the situation is so serious and we cannot afford not to help,” she said. “So we owe it to them and to aid workers everywhere to do far more to protect them from harm.”At the ceremony and later news conference both Ms. Amos and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Anthony Lake dwelt at length on the Horn of Africa, with more than 12 million people in urgent need of help in Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and particularly Somalia, where drought, conflict and poverty have combined to produce the gravest food crisis in the world. Tens of thousands of people, many of them children, have already perished. Noting that help was still not reaching all those in need in the region, that the crisis had still not peaked and that the UN still needs more than $1 billion for its life-saving operations, Mr. Ban called on governments, civic groups and ordinary citizens to give, and give more. “Together, we can rescue a generation of people in the Horn of Africa and help secure their future,” he said.Mr. Lake noted that the Day commemorates not only international workers but “national staff, who work not only for the children in their own countries, but for the future of their nations. We owe them a special debt of gratitude,” he said. Special events marking the Day were held around the world, including panel discussions in places as diverse as Liberia and Australia, and Afghanistan and Geneva, Switzerland.As Mr. Ban told the launch ceremony in New York, “World Humanitarian Day is a true celebration of what ordinary people with extraordinary dreams can do.“Aid workers are, above all, people – dedicated, driven, full of life, but all the same, people. They are young, and they are old. They are women, and men. They come from all over the world. When crisis calls, humanitarians pack their bags and get to work.”Or, as the lyrics of If I Could Change put it: “If I could change the world today/I’d turn the sky to blue from grey/Take away the hurt I see/Make sure that we all live happy.” 19 August 2011The United Nations paid homage to humanitarian workers around the world today with ceremonies of remembrance for the fallen, and praise and songs of tribute for the hundreds of thousands of others who daily brave danger and hardship to bring aid to those less fortunate. read more


Trudeau Horgan avoid public disagreement over pipelines in first meeting

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and brand new B.C. Premier John Horgan bent over backwards to appear congenial after their first meeting Tuesday, avoiding any mention of their differing positions on expanding Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain pipeline.The two leaders even showed up to their first face-to-face meeting in nearly identical blue suits, right down to their striped socks and matching shoes, prompting Trudeau to joke about their clear “compatibility.”“We’re both progressive politicians who got elected on mandates to grow the economy in ways that help the middle class, to protect the environment, to advance the cause of reconciliation with indigenous peoples, and we have an awful lot we agree on deeply,” Trudeau gushed.He then announced plans to travel to B.C. next week to assess the fire damage and meet with people displaced by the fires.For his part Horgan thanked Trudeau for being quick with a response to B.C.’s forest fire emergency and noted Trudeau’s “deep roots” in B.C. He called him an “ally” who will help the feeling of isolation on the “other side of the Rocky Mountains.”Their meeting came just a few hours before Pacific Northwest LNG announced it was scrapping its $36-billion liquefied natural gas pipeline project in B.C.The Trudeau government gave conditional approval for the project last fall.Horgan has come out against the project in the past but didn’t specifically campaign against it this spring. He said in late June if the project was adjusted to take into consideration concerns of local First Nations he might support it.It is another pipeline project however that could be the straw that breaks the back of their matchy camel-coloured Oxford shoes.Neither wanted to talk much about Kinder Morgan on Tuesday.Trudeau’s government last fall granted approval for the company to go ahead with the TransMountain pipeline expansion which will nearly triple the capacity to bring almost 900,000 barrels of oil a day from Edmonton, Alta. into a marine terminal in Burnaby, B.C. The oil will be shipped to Asia, quadrupling the number of oil tankers in the Burrard Inlet each year.Proving Canada can build additional pipelines to help grow the economy and still protect the environment is a key pledge of the Trudeau Liberals; but getting new pipelines built has proven to be a monumental task for both this and the previous Conservative government.Horgan campaigned hard on a pledge to block the TransMountain pipeline, a promise which many analysts say helped his party’s fortunes at the polls. In the May election, the B.C. Liberals won the most seats but only with a minority government. With a signed agreement with the B.C. Green Party, Horgan’s NDP and the Greens voted together to defeat the Liberals in late June resulting in Horgan being sworn in as premier last week.That written agreement includes a clause to do everything a government can to oppose and block the TransMountain expansion, including withholding construction permits and seeking injunctions in the courts.In a mandate letter issued to his new environment minister George Heyman on Monday, Horgan instructed him to “employ every tool available to defend B.C.’s interests in the face of the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline, and the threat of a seven-fold increase in tanker traffic on our coast.”Hours later while standing beside Trudeau, Horgan said he hadn’t yet been briefed on the options for blocking the pipeline, and would have more to say in the days ahead.-follow @mrabson on Twitter. read more


Vancouverbased startup Mojio aims to make every car a smartcar

by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 15, 2014 1:49 pm MDT Vancouver-based startup Mojio aims to make every car a ‘smart-car’ TORONTO – Vancouver-based startup company Mojio thinks every car should be a smart-car.Not a pint-sized Daimler AG-made Smart car, but a vehicle that’s connected to the Internet and has functionality similar to a smartphone.Mojio co-founder and CEO Jay Giraud says the company’s new namesake product can upgrade almost any car made in the last two decades by plugging into the vehicle’s OBD-II diagnostics port, which was standardized in 1996.“It’s the same port a mechanic uses to read the engine codes to effectively diagnose the computer of your car. Thousands of codes and hundreds of sensors are prevalent throughout just about any car after 1995, and we are making that data available to the cloud, to the Internet,” Giraud says.The Mojio’s built-in SIM card allows it to link up with a smartphone, tablet or Internet-connected computer (at launch only Apple mobile devices will be supported). The Mojio app or website will tell you exactly why the engine light is glowing, if gas is running low, and if other fluids need topping up.The Mojio also has a GPS chip and saves a history of every time a connected vehicle hits the road, with data on trip distance and duration, as well as fuel consumption and efficiency. Business users can export the data to streamline the process of filing expense claims for road trips.The device also helps drivers keep tabs on their vehicle, whether it’s parked or in motion.Drivers facing a monstrous parking lot can use their smartphone to connect to the Mojio and pinpoint their car’s location in a sea of thousands.Mojio users can also share their location with friends or family, or load a map to see where and how fast their car is being driven.“You know where (your car) is at all times and your car can communicate with you. So if it’s being stolen or towed or bumped in a parking lot, if it’s being driven too fast or too far by your teenaged son or daughter,” says Giraud.The Mojio, which will become available sometime in November, will cost $169 with a year of free wireless service. After the first year, the Mojio requires a $6.99 monthly subscription.There are some similar products already available, but Giraud is convinced there’s a massive market for several companies to tap into.“Worldwide we’re talking about nearly 800 million cars that are not connected to the Internet that are going to be on the road for the next 10 to 20 years, and another 200 million that will be sold over the next five or six years that will be sold without any kind of Internet connection,” he says. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more


Current talks last chance for just peace with Israel Palestinian leader tells

Warning that time is running out, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today called on the United Nations to end Israeli settlement building on Palestinian land and thus giving a last chance for renewed peace talks to resolve the Middle East conflict within the allotted nine-month timeframe. “The window of peace is narrowing and the opportunities are diminishing,” he told the General Assembly on the third day of its annual General Debate, addressing it for the first time as President of the State of Palestine following its acceptance last November as a non-member observer State to the UN.“The current round of negotiations appears to be a last chance to realize a just peace,” he said of the United States-sponsored talks that seek to resolve the 65-year conflict by establishing two States, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace within secure borders. “Merely thinking of the catastrophic and frightening consequences of failure must compel the international community to intensify efforts to seize upon this chance.”Mr. Abbas painted a bleak picture of the past 20 years during which the initial hopes of peace between Palestine and Israel raised by the so-called Oslo accords and their roadmap to a two-State solution have been shattered by the continuation of intense Israeli settlement construction which he said aims to change the facts on the ground in the occupied Palestinian territory,“The international community is asked to remain alert to condemn and stop any actions on the ground that would undermine negotiations – and I refer here, above all, to the continuation of settlement construction on our Palestinian land, particularly in Jerusalem,” he declared. “There is an international consensus – among the countries of the world, international and regional organizations and the International Court of Justice – on the illegality and illegitimacy of these settlements.”He reaffirmed, as he had last year, that he was not seeking to delegitimize an existing State – Israel – but to consecrate the legitimacy of a State that must exist, which is Palestine. “I assure you that we shall respect all of our commitments and foster the most conducive atmosphere for the continuation of these negotiations in a serious, intensive manner and provide the guarantees for its success, aimed at reaching a peace accord within nine months,” he said of the negotiations that began in August. The objective of the negotiations is to secure a lasting peace accord that leads immediately to the establishment of the independence of a fully sovereign State of Palestine and, among other aims, the resolution of the plight of Palestine refugees.“I am confident that the Israeli people want peace, and that its majority supports a two-State solution,” Mr. Abbas said, outlining a future in which “Israel will gain the recognition of 57 Arab and Moslem countries and where the states of Palestine and Israel will coexist in peace, in order to realize each people’s hopes for progress and prosperity.”Referring to the ongoing violence he noted that since the start of this year, 27 Palestinian citizens have been killed and 951 have been wounded by the bullets of the occupation, while 5,000 Palestinian “fighters for freedom and peace” are held captive in occupation prisons. read more


Stephen Odell speech at SMMT International Automotive Summit – 28 June 2011

The following is an extract from Ford Group Vice President Stephen Odell’s keynote speech at the SMMT International Automotive Summit in London on 28 June 2011. Click through to download the full speech.“It’s the engine research and manufacturing that we have in Britain that has largely contributed to the significant reduction in CO2 emissions in recent years. Today, around 35 per cent of Ford’s total vehicle sales in Europe are for vehicles emitting less than 120 g/km of CO2, and there’s been a close to six-fold increase in sales of Ford vehicles emitting less than 110 g/km of CO2 compared to the start of 2010.“That is the genius of the automotive industry. That is what skilled manufacturing, innovative research and targeted investment can do.“Happily, British policy makers are once again also beginning to see it. I believe they increasingly understand the importance of a strong manufacturing base. I detect a renewed sense of urgency to re-establish a stronger manufacturing base in this country. Otherwise, the UK would be left behind by those nations around the world that have continued to value manufacturing as an important and essential part of economic well-being and growth.”Ford Group Vice President and Chairman and CEO of Ford of Europe, Stephen OdellClick through to download the full speech.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more


TV de rattrapage le trafic explose depuis larrêt de Megaupload

first_imgTV de rattrapage : le trafic explose depuis l’arrêt de MegauploadLa fermeture de Megaupload atteindrait-elle son but ? Deux semaines après la cessation d’activité du service de téléchargement, M6 annonce un trafic très important sur son service M6 replay et TF1 chiffre même l’augmentation à 40% pour son service mytf1.fr.Le site Megaupload était devenu, après la loi Hadopi, une des principales sources de téléchargements de séries en France. Mais il semblerait que sa fermeture et l’arrestation le 20 janvier de ses 4 dirigeants ait mis fin à cette tendance. “Il semble que les utilisateurs de Megaupload sont venus voir les séries américaines sur nos offres gratuites et légales de TV replay. Depuis 15 jours, nous avons un trafic très important sur nos sites de TV replay”, a déclaré lundi Nicolas de Tavernost, président du directoire du groupe M6 (M6, W9).  Comme il l’a indiqué, le trafic sur W9 Replay a par exemple été multiplié par quatre quand une hausse a également été remarquée sur M6Replay. Ces offres légales sont financées par un clip publicitaire placé avant ou pendant le programme. Elles diffèrent également des offres “classiques” de téléchargement en ceci qu’elles ne sont disponibles que pendant une semaine.  Mais ces sites ne sont pas les seuls à connaitre une telle hausse. TF1 a également constaté une augmentation de 40% sur mytf1.fr, son site de rattrapage, mais aussi pour son offre payante de vidéo à la demande (mytf1vod.fr). “Concernant mytf1vod.fr, pendant les 15 jours suivant la fermeture de Megaupload (données Google Analytics), nous avons constaté une augmentation du trafic en nombre de visites, en visiteurs uniques et en pages vues qui a été multiplié par 2. Les actes d’achats ont également fortement progressé”, relève la direction de TF1 citée par l’AFP. En 2011, 14,5 millions de personnes ont utilisé la télévision de rattrapage, soit 3,4 millions de plus qu’en 2010, selon Médiamétrie. Le site tv-replay.fr, qui regroupe tous les programmes de rattrapage proposés en France, indique quant à lui une augmentation globale de 17%. Toutefois, son fondateur, Olivier Ruffin, a estimé : “La fermeture de Megaupload, c’est juste un frein temporaire au piratage. Il y a déjà des successeurs à Megaupload. Je suis assez sceptique”.Le 8 février 2012 à 11:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


House Discusses Pollinators as New Bee Health Report is Released

first_imgThe House Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the federal response to pollinator health issues on Wednesday. Many topics of interest to the American Soybean Association (ASA) were covered, including the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) rebuttal of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study that concluded that neonicotinoid seed treatment products show little benefit for soybean yields.EPA officials confirmed that the pollinator health task force report, ordered in a presidential executive order from June 2014, would be released “in the very near future.” Stakeholders have expected the report for several months. Another development for pollinator issues was the release this week of a new report from the Bee Informed Partnership, USDA and the Apiary Inspectors of America. The report for the first time shows that beekeepers are losing more hives in the summer than in the winter. While winter losses from 2014-15 were below the average, the summer loss numbers far exceeded the average rate. The bee survey can be found on here:last_img read more


Lowest Price Alert Get OnePlus 7 256GB for 48999 with Free Shipping

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JTN urges Sabre support

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: D.M Jetset Travelworld Network franchisees were strongly encouraged by General Manager, Retail, Julie Primmer to support the group’s sole GDS supplier, Sabre, in a bid to convert almost half of its members to the GDS when competing contracts expire.Increasing JTN market share to 44 per cent in 2011, Sabre CEO Gai Tyrrell said the GDS partnership with JTN members over two years has congregated to a rewarding move of market share in the congested GDS space where contracts run for many years.In a bid to incentivize agents, Sabre is offering an additional value proposition in the newly launched JTN eXcelerate loyalty programme.Ms Tyrrell said innovation within the Sabre Red platform enables consultants to complete bookings 20 per cent faster, using 30 per cent less keystrokes thereby increasing productivity by 20 per cent for experienced agents.Taking the opportunity to outshine Travelport’s slow introduction to its Universal desktop, Ms Tyrrell said the promise of the product will likely “if and when is delivered to be rolled out in their red and white stores before you even get the opportunity to beta test it,” referring to Galileo’s contract with Flight Centre.“With Sabre, isn’t it time to come on board?” Ms Tyrrell addressed agents.“Unlike our competitors saber as a local development team to customize with your branding.”last_img read more


Illinois has fired AD Mike Thomas

first_imgInterim Chancellor Barb Wilson and the university will be announcing my departure as the Director of Athletics this morning. Paul Kowalczyk has agreed to serve as the interim AD until the position is filled.Today, the campus will also be releasing the final Franczek Radelet P.C. reports into allegations related to sports medicine and scholarship management in our football program and women’s basketball programs. The reports indicate that I acted appropriately whenever I learned of any issues related to the safety and well-being of our students. But, I realize that my continued presence may create an ongoing distraction for our students, coaches and staff, and I accept the separation. I hope this allows everyone to turn the page and put the focus of this organization on the success and welfare of our student-athletes.I am honored to have served in this role for the past four years and I am proud of the accomplishments of our students during this time – on and off of the field. They have excelled in competition, the classroom and in the community, and they exemplify the humility, dedication and work ethic that are hallmarks of this university. Those opportunities did not come by accident – but were achieved through your collective efforts to give these young men and women every chance to succeed. I consider myself fortunate to have been able to work alongside all of you here at Illinois.Leaving is not easy. But my tenure has been guided by the simple idea that my job is to do whatever is best for Illinois. And that is what I am doing here today, one last time.It has been my privilege to be part of this storied program and this great university.Thank you,MikeIllinois investigation “found no misconduct by (Mike) Thomas and no violations of policies or standards.” But needed “change in leadership.”— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) November 9, 2015Here’s a look at what Illinois investigators found regarding Tim Beckman’s treatment of injuries/injured players: pic.twitter.com/0ugrRPJuzT — Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) November 9, 2015 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix And here’s a look at what Illinois investigators found regarding Tim Beckman’s treatment of scholarship renewals: pic.twitter.com/SaDEswZKj1— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) November 9, 2015 Illinois has fired athletics director Mike Thomas as a 1,267 page report detailing a months-long investigation into the culture and practices of the Illini football program under former head coach Tim Beckman is set to be released at noon ET Monday. Paul Kowalczyk will serve as interim athletics director until a full-time replacement is hired.Thomas sent the following email to university staff Monday morning:Dear Fighting Illini Family, Yikes pic.twitter.com/3DlG2Dqrxa— Brian Bennett (@BennettESPN) November 9, 2015Thomas fired Beckman on Aug. 28, saying at the time the preliminary results of the study were already enough to warrant a coaching change.Bill Cubit has led the program to a 5-4 mark (2-3 Big Ten) as interim head coach. As for his involvement in injury reporting fiasco? “There is no indication that Coach Cubit said anything else inappropriate to the reporting player or evidence that he ever made inappropriate comments or pressured other players about injury issues,” the report said. “The lack of concerns raised by other players lends further credence to Cubit’s account, which we find credible.”last_img read more


Aranui Cruises Christmas treat

first_imgGuests who join Aranui 5’s 14-day cruise departing Papeete on 17 December 2020, will receive a bonus day at no extra cost, with the cruise line throwing in a call to Makatea in the Tuamotu Atolls as a Christmas treat.In Aranui Cruises’ 2020 program a new destination is also being added, taking the cruise line’s total Tahiti line-up to 17 islands across all five French Polynesian archipelagos.Made famous by the ‘90s film ‘Six Days, Seven Nights’, starring Harrison Ford and Anne Heche, Makatea is an untouched atoll in the Tuamotus, located about 200 kilometres northeast of Tahiti.The post Aranui Cruises Christmas treat appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more


Uncharted World Tour announced

first_imgSilversea Cruises has announced an expedition world cruise in 2021. Sailing from Ushuaia, Chile to Tromsø, Norway the 167-day Uncharted World Tour will call at 107 destinations, in 30 countries—including six new ports of call for Silversea (Naxos, Folegandros, Nafpaktos, Ksamil, Bejaïa, and Fort William).A private dinner on London Tower Bridge’s walkway and a Viking feast in Kjarnaskogur Forest in Iceland are two of a number of bespoke events included in the fully inclusive itinerary. Departing Ushuaia on 30 January 2021, Silver Cloud will journey between Antarctica’s highlight destinations, before sailing to Chile’s Valparaiso via the Chilean Fjords.From there she sales to Papeete, Tahiti, via Easter Island and Pitcairn Island, before heading to Lautoka, Fiji. Remote exploration stops in the Pacific include Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. Then from Cairns, Silver Cloud will head to the Kimberley Coast. Stops in Indonesia, Singapore, Sumatra, Sri Lanka and Cochin, India precede Piraeus (Athens), Lisbon, and Reykjavik.Guests explore the highlights of Iceland, ahead of calls in the Svalbard Region and the voyage’s conclusion in Tromsø, Norway, on 16 July 16 2021.The Uncharted World Tour is already on pre-sale to worldcruising guests of 2019 and guests booked on the World Cruise 2020. Sales for the two World Cruises 2021 will open to the general public in March 2019.The post Uncharted World Tour announced appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more


Magnolia Bakery opens latest location on Palm Jumeirah

first_imgNewerSmall suppliers key to Jamaica tourism future argues minister OlderLa Paz, Bolivia, prepares for World Travel Awards Latin America Ceremony Famed New York institution, Magnolia Bakery, has opened its doors at the Golden Mile, Palm Jumeirah. This newest store is located on the ground floor of Golden Mile Galleria, Building 3, on the Palm Jumeirah.The much-loved New York bakery is famous for delicious desserts including cupcakes and banana pudding, all using the very finest ingredients. The expert team can also help make your customised cake dream a reality through the Magnolia Bakery Custom Cake Salon.To celebrate the opening weekend –  July 12th-14th – Magnolia Bakery will be giving guests the chance to win a year’s worth of the famous banana pudding.ADVERTISEMENTAs part of this family-friendly activity, the team will be encouraging guests to search for a ‘golden ticket’ which will be hidden in the restaurant.For those that didn’t know, Magnolia Bakery began in a tiny store in New York City and today they’re offering a taste of traditional American baked goods across the UAE. This is the fourth store to open in the region, with branches found within Dubai Festival City Mall, Bloomingdale’s Home (in the Dubai Mall), the Galleria on Al Maryah Island. It all began in 1996 from a quiet corner of New York City’s West Village when the fresh aroma of classic American bakes, vintage décor and a warm, inviting atmosphere came together in the form of a little bakery called Magnolia.last_img read more


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And it will pivot every week or so to calibrate itself against the known spectrum of the sun by staring directly at it—a feat that would burn out the optics of most other instruments. In fact, the Charlie Hebdo attack highlighted a problem of radicals with a previous record of jihadist activity, the pairing starts with Hathaway’s nameless character singing “Holding Out For a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler. could not confirm the report when contacted because he was not on seat. “They have assured us that they will use different means to secure the burial from being hijacked by anybody or group. read more