October 20, 2019
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first_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Advertisement It’s a good thing Jamie Northan is used to flying by the seat of his pants because that’s what he’s been doing this past week.Last July, Northan and Andrew Phung created Kill Hard, an improv show that paid loving homage to the world of cheesy action flicks.It was an instant hit at both the Calgary and Edmonton fringe festivals so the duo revived it this past March and, once again, it played to sold out houses at the Loose Moose Theatre. Login/Register With: Northan and Phung decided to bring Kill Hard back to the Edmonton fringe this summer with a short preview run in Calgary July 29 and 30.This is where Northan’s run of good news versus bad news began. Jamie Northan and Andrew Phung in Kill Hard. BREANNA KENNEDY / Calgary Herald“During our run of Kill Hard at the Edmonton fringe, one of the producers of CBC’s planned television version of the hit Canadian play Kim’s Convenience caught Kill Hard.“He stayed after the show and told Andrew to get hold of him for an audition for the show.“The good news is that Andrew got cast in the series.“The bad news was that Andrew would not be available for the summer revival of Kill Hard,” says Northan.The good news is that Phung agreed with Northan that the only person who could possibly step into Phung’s shoes is Quinn Contini a young Calgary actor studying theatre in Edmonton who is a former improv student of Northan and Phung.“Quinn is younger, more fit and better looking so Andrew and I were excited that he’d be upping my game this time around and that’s what every improviser wants.”Northan always knew Phung’s heart was still with Kill Hard but CBC had a bit of a strangle hold on his time. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more


Minister of Finance Bill Morneau is greeted by Senator Larry Smith (right) as he appears at a National Finance Senate committee on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Ottawa. A Senate committee chaired by Smith warns that the Liberal government could end up wasting billions in new infrastructure money unless it develops a detailed strategy to dole out the cash in the coming years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang Senate committee slams Liberals for looking to spend $186B without a solid plan by Jordan Press, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 28, 2017 7:23 am MDT Last Updated Feb 28, 2017 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – A Senate committee warns that the Liberal government could end up wasting billions in new infrastructure money unless it develops a detailed strategy to dole out the cash in the coming years.The national finance committee said in some cases, the only metrics that Infrastructure Canada uses to measure success are the number of projects completed and the value attached to them — how much money goes out the door rather than what the money is buying.Absent a strategic plan, the government can’t develop meaningful objectives or performance measures, leaving parliamentarians and Canadians in the dark about whether the infrastructure program will meet the Liberals’ goal of growing the economy.The committee’s report released Tuesday morning recommended the Liberals craft a plan to make sure the government invests enough in infrastructure, and invests in the right places — particularly in trade infrastructure to move goods towards Europe and Asia — to ensure an economic return.The federal government is set to dole out $186 billion in infrastructure money over the coming decade, with almost half of that stemming from the Liberals’ new infrastructure plan.“The operational plan is let’s get X number of dollars out and Y number of projects,” committee chairman Sen. Larry Smith said in an interview. “Is that the measurement that we want to be using when we’re talking about $186 billion?“Is it about getting money out, or is it about getting projects that are strategically important on a national basis, on a provincial basis and on a municipal basis, to get it done properly and to measure what they are returning to you?”A spokesman for Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi said the government will release its long-term infrastructure plan with the Liberals’ “vision, outcomes, indicators and program details” some time this spring. Brook Simpson said the government will work with municipalities and parliamentarians on the design of the plan.The first phase of the program was aimed at renovating and repairing existing infrastructure in order to get some stimulus money into the economy while the Liberals worked on the plan for the second phase, valued at around $80 billion.The Liberals say that money will be aimed at large, transformational projects that will help the economy.The government has been slow to allocate the first tranche of money from its infrastructure program to provinces and cities. The Senate committee found that as of December, 308 projects worth $806 million had actually started, far below the 719 projects worth $1.5 billion that the government said were to immediately start after the 2016 budget.The slow pace of project work puts Liberal economic projections at risk. But the slow pace also has a political advantage, as projects may still be underway in 2019 when voters head to the polls.The committee said problem is symptomatic of an overly complex system, where too many department and agencies are responsible for slices of the infrastructure pie. Cities find the federal funding web confusing to navigate, the report said.The report recommended the government create a single window for funding, instead of spreading it across multiple departments and agencies, and take into account the needs of municipalities when deciding how money will be spent.Simpson said the government has already started streamlining approval processes and tried to simplify funding programs by letting provincial and local official prioritize projects. read more


In Bangui, the delegation – led by Ambassador François Delattre of France – is meeting with the Transitional Authorities, including Catherine Samba-Panza, who is the Head of State of the Transition, as well as with representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps.More than two years of civil war and sectarian violence have displaced thousands of people in CAR. According to UN estimates, nearly 440,000 people remain displaced inside the country while some 190,000 have sought asylum across the borders. At the same time, more than 36,000 people remain trapped within the landlocked country in enclaves across the country, hoping to find asylum in neighbouring States.In December, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous warned of a potentially explosive situation in CAR amid continuing violent clashes between the mainly Muslim Séléka alliance and anti-Balaka militia, which are mostly Christian.During the Council’s visit, members will also meet with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (MINUSCA). Deployed last September, the mission primarily tasked with the protection of civilians and facilitation of the political process, including implementation of the provisions of the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities. The Council’s mission to Africa this week will also take the 15-member body to Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia, and Bujumbura, in Burundi. read more


Car production in May 2002 rose by 24.4 per cent Car production in YTD 2002 rose by 17.7 per cent For more details and Commercial Vehicle Production figures see the attached press release. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) May car production third highest on record Production figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show that:


first_imgScorers for St Thomas: Richie Murray 1-2, Conor Cooney 0-5 (0-3f), Anthony Kelly, James Regan, Bernard Burke, Kenneth Burke 0-1 each.Scorers for Kilcormac-Killoughey: Ciaran Slevin 0-8 (0-7f, 0-1 sideline), Trevor Fletcher 1-1.ST THOMAS: Patrick Skehill; Sean Skehill, Robert Murray, Cathal Burke; Enda Tannion, Darragh Burke, Sean Burke; Kenneth Burke, David Burke; Shane Cooney, Conor Cooney, James Regan; Anthony Kelly, Richie Murray, Bernard Burke.Subs: Eanna Burke for Kelly (46), Gerald Murray for S Cooney (58). Kilcormac-Killoughey’s Peter Geraghty, Ciaran Slevin and Kevin Grogan dejected after the gamePic: INPHO/Ryan Byrne St Thomas (Galway) 1-11Kilcormac-Killoughey (Offaly) 1-9ST THOMAS BECAME the seventh Galway club to lift the All-Ireland senior hurling crown with a two-point success against Offaly champions Kilcormac-Killoughey in Croke Park this afternoon.In a tight and low-scoring encounter played in difficult conditions, St Thomas hit four points without reply in the final quarter to secure glory.Kilcormac-Killoughey received a setback in the 53rd minute when Killian Leonard was controversially sent-off after a pull across St Thomas Darragh Burke as he emerged with the ball from defence.And their woes were compounded minutes later when their other midfielder Mark Leonard received his second yellow card of the game as they finished with 13 men.St Thomas took advantage with a brace of points apiece from experienced attacker Richie Murray and Galway senior Conor Cooney helping them secure the honours.It was St Thomas who lead at the break by 1-7 to 1-5 after Murray had found the net for them from a rebound when Cooney’s drive from a 20-yard free was blocked on the line.Kilcormac-Killoughey’s goal arrived courtesy of Trevor Fletcher, parachuted into the side after Daniel Currams was ruled out through injury, when he booted to the net after seizing a breaking ball.Kilcormac-Killoughey who had captain and ace marksman Ciaran Slevin in splendid scoring form up front as he shot 0-8, went in front by 1-9 to 1-7 by the third quarter mark.But they suffered from a lack of scores from play, only 1-1 during the game, and just two players who got on the scoresheet – Slevin and Fletcher.In contrast St Thomas registered 1-8 from play with six different players contributing to their overall total. And it was Murray and Cooney who made the match-winning contributions to secure a memorable success for the Peterswell-Kilchreest combination.center_img KILCORMAC-KILLOUGHEY: Conor Slevin; James Grogan, Ger Healion, Alan McConville; Kevin Grogan, Peter Healion, Brian Leonard; Damien Kilmartin, Killian Leonard; Ciaran Slevin, Conor Mahon, Peter Geraghty; James Gorman, Trevor Fletcher, Tomas Geraghty.Referee: John Sexton (Cork)Subs: Mark Leonard for Fletcher (55), Conor Guinan for P Geraghty 57.St. Thomas captain Robert Murray and manager John Burke with the trophy after the gamePic: INPHO/Ryan ByrneMy club’s greatest day…As it happened: St Thomas v Kilcormac-Killoughey, All-Ireland Club SHC finallast_img read more


first_imgMegaupload : libération sous caution refusée pour Kim SchmitzLe tribunal Néo-Zélandais a refusé la demande de libération sous caution du co-fondateur de Megaupload, Kim Schmitz, alias Kim Dotcom. La justice Néo-Zélandaise refuse de libérer le co-fondateur de Megaupload, Kim Schmitz. Le tribunal situé dans le district d’Auckland a en effet rejeté la demande de libération sous caution. Les Etats-Unis avaient auparavant demandé son extradition.Kim Schmitz, connu sous le nom de Kim Dotcom, va donc rester en prison jusqu’à une prochaine audience fixée au 22 février prochain. La demande d’extradition adressée par les autorités américaines sera ré-examinée à ce moment-là. Les armes non répertoriées figurant dans la demeure luxueuse du co-fondateur de la plate-forme de partage de vidéos illégales Megaupload, ont contribué à la décision prise par la justice néo-zélandaise. Tout comme les trois passeports et quarante-cinq cartes de crédit trouvées au même endroit. Malgré tout, Kim Schmitz dispose d’un comité de soutien local en Nouvelle-Zélande. Jeudi 19 janvier, un tribunal de l’Etat de Virginie avait condamné les créateurs de Megaupload, qui comptabilisait 50 millions de visites par jour pour infraction au copyright, racket et blanchiment d’argent. Les trois fondateurs de la plate-forme, Kim Schmitz, Mathias Ortmann et Kim Tim Jim Vestor ont alors été arrêtés. Les ayants-droits (musique, cinéma) souhaitent une sanction exemplaire à l’encontre de Megaupload, ce qui pourrait entraîner une jurisprudence visant la fermeture de diverses plate-formes de diffusions de vidéo comparables. Le 25 janvier 2012 à 14:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_imgThe Crew Dragon capsule docking with the space station in March.  SpaceX SpaceX and NASA are currently investigating the cause of an anomaly that resulted in an engine failure of the Crew Dragon capsule, designed to ferry humans between Earth and the International Space Station. The incident occurred on April 20 but did not result in any injuries.According to a SpaceX spokesperson, the Crew Dragon capsule suffered an “anomaly” during ground testing. The anomaly caused a serious failure with the Crew Dragon and may have resulted in loss of the spacecraft but details remain scant. After the incident, billowing, orange smoke was seen over the testing zone at Cape Canaveral, Florida and an unverified video of the vehicle circulated across Twitter, showing a fiery explosion. The video has since been deleted.The spacecraft completed a historic, uncrewed journey to the ISS in March and was undergoing a series of tests on its SuperDracos, a suite of eight rocket engines that are designed to jettison it from a launch vehicle in case of emergency. The head of NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), Patricia Sanders, said on Thursday that firing the smaller Draco engines was successful, but the firing of the eight SuperDracos caused the anomaly.”SpaceX is leading the investigation with active NASA participation,” Sanders noted at the meeting. “The investigation will take time before the root cause analysis is completed.”Former astronaut and current ASAP member Sandra Magnus understands there is a lot of interest surrounding the mishap, but called for patience. The investigation is currently collecting data and Magnus made it clear there will be no crewed missions until the Commercial Crew Program has received “the data they require.”NASA and SpaceX planned to launch the Crew Dragon on a Falcon 9 booster in June this year to test its in-flight abort capabilities — which utilize the SuperDraco engines — and then prepare to launch two NASA astronauts in the first crewed demonstration in July. Although yet to be officially ruled out, NASA recently removed the dates they were shooting for from their launch schedule.  “It’s still too early to speculate on how that body of work will alter based on recent events,” Magnus said. 11 Sci-Tech Share your voice Meet the SpaceX Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket Comments 13 Photos Tags NASA SpaceXlast_img read more


first_imgFor years scientists have documented changes in Alaska’s vegetation due to a warmer climate. Now, researchers are noting animals establishing new habitats on the North Slope in response to the altered landscape.Download AudioA hare is easily spotted after its color transition in Anchorage, Alaska. Photo: Monica Gokey/KSKA.Ken Tape is an Arctic ecologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He says his research often takes him to the North Slope. And he’s reported on how shrubs in the region have responded to warmer temperatures and longer summers. They’re thriving — growing taller and moving across the landscape along rivers. It occurred to him those conditions favor moose, and — as it turns out — hares. He says that got him thinking.“If this change is as dramatic as we think it is, if we look back in the past, maybe there won’t be any moose in these shrub patches. And, as it turns out, that’s exactly what I found when I started looking through the literature: A century ago they weren’t there.”Tape says his research, which appears in the journal Global Change Biology, focused on the hares because hunting presents complications when modeling moose populations.Nevertheless, it’s clear where there were few or no animals in the region before, now they have clearly established habitats. Complete with predators, says Tape, since lynx seem to have followed the hares.“We sometimes use the phrase ‘formerly boreal wildlife’ expanding along these riparian corridors, because — up until recently — it’s true.… Snowshoe hare, moose… those were strictly boreal species.”Moreover Tape adds, it’s remarkable how quickly the new habitats were developed. He says it will interesting to see what happens over longer time scales.last_img read more


first_imgHyderabad: Private medical colleges efforts to get a five per cent hike in tuition fees for management quota (B and C categories) from this academic year onwards have not fructified with no response yet from the State government. With Kaloji Health University already starting the process to fill B category seats (over 1,250 seats) in private medical colleges with seat allotment set to take place over the next few days, it is certain that fee structure of the previous academic year will continue even for the present academic year (2019-20). Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us The existing fee structure in private medical colleges (non-minority) is Rs 11.55 lakh tuition fee per year for B category seats and Rs 23.1 lakh for C category (or NRI quota seats). The private medical colleges have written to the State government, few weeks ago, seeking its nod to increase five per cent on the existing fees, which would have come to an additional increase of Rs 57,000 on B category and Rs 1.15 lakh on the NRI or C category. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Government-approved this new fee structure for private medical colleges in 2016 and also gave nod for the hike of five per cent of fees for management quota seats every year. However, college managements say this hike decision was not implemented in the 2017 and 2018 and still the same fee structure was in place. Hence, the colleges association had written a letter to the government to give nod to implement the five per cent hike decision at least from the present academic year. Advertise With Us Telangana Private Medical and Dental Colleges Association president C Lakshmi Narasimha Rao stated that they have written to government well in advance on this issue, but he rued no decision was taken so far. Meanwhile, private medical colleges are keenly waiting for the meeting with Health Minister Eatala Rajender to discuss about various issues concerning them. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao announced in the recent Assembly session that Health Minister would sit with private college managements soon and if required he would also intervene to find a solution. College managements say that no progress was seen on this issue and they are pursuing with the Health Minister to convene a meeting soon.last_img read more


first_imgA Khulna court on Monday sentenced five people to life imprisonment for killing a young man in Paikgachha upazila in 2006.Additional district and session’s judge Md Yarab Hossain also fined the convicts Tk 20,000 each. They will have to serve six months more in prison in case of failure to pay the penalty.The convicts are Mizanur Rahman alias Mantu, 28, Amir Sardar, 25, Mizanur Rahman alias Changra Mizan, 22, Hasan Gazi, 24, and Lutfar Sheikh, 30. They were present in the dock when the verdict was pronounced.According to the prosecution, Harunur Rashid, 22, son of Idris Ali of Paikgachha, went missing from Khristan Para area on 25 December, 2006.Later, his decomposed body was recovered from the septic tank of a primary school in the upazila on 10 June, 2007.Meanwhile, victim’s mother filed a murder case with Paikgachha police station.Sub-inspector Aibul Haque, the investigation officer of the case, pressed charges against five people on 27 June of the same year.The murder took place following a previous feud, said assistant public prosecutor M Elias Khan.last_img read more


first_imgLizzie Edwards has come to dread the end of summer for reasons beyond an eventual end to warmer weather and trips to local beaches with her twin sons. The Ward 7 resident, and her husband Bobby, found this year that budgeting for the return to school exceeded the costs for a week-long, family vacation. And like thousands of parents in and around the nation’s capital, the Edwards’ expect to take advantage of local giveaways to offset the limited household budget.A recent survey by global firm Deloitte found that the average parent spends nearly $500 per child in school supplies and necessities for back-to-school expenses. However, the $27 billion in sales, the survey notes, generated by back-to-school shopping, will come in large part through corporate, non-profit, church, and community “angels,” who purchase the supplies and then donate the supplies to needy families.“We’re not poor in the traditional sense where we are unable to feed our children, but with the rising costs of day-to-day living, and the unexpected growth spurts that the kids are going through, we need help,” Edwards told the AFRO. “Clothing, backpacks, and notebooks aside – there are additional costs to back-to-school that the school used to provide. I never considered having to purchase hand wipes.”Thomasina Yearwood, president and CEO of The Thurgood Marshall Center Trust (TMCT), a community services project that specializes in providing support services and one of several non-profits in D.C. hosting back-to-school giveaways, told the AFRO that increasingly, the need for support is coming from those like the Edwards who are on the margins of need.“Our youth are our future and we must undergird them, by that I mean to provide them with the tools for a successful school year. This means reaching out to grandparents and an aging population who serve as caregivers for school-aged kids, as well as working parents who simply do not have the financial resources,” Yearwood told the AFRO. “We purchased lots of things that schools used to provide and we’re stuffing each book bag with the care and understanding that our future is at stake.”In the District, where 92 percent of public school students are classified as coming from disadvantaged homes, or are part of a homeless population, donation centers and rallies, similar to TMCT’s on Aug.19, may be the only option for some students.“It’s like food pantries in the city – as more of your money is spent on housing, less can be allocated to food. To tell a parent who is struggling that they need to provide things like glue sticks and hand wipes, forces them to choose between having their kids prepared for school, or feeding them,” Edwards, who works as a paralegal said.To offset her costs, Edwards said a friend told her about several churches and non-profits that are giving away backpacks filled with the items her sons need for the first few weeks of school. It is the first time she will participate, but says several of her coworkers – like herself – who had turned down the help in previous years, are accepting the help this year.A survey conducted by the Education Market Association found that 81 percent of respondents plan to shop at mass merchants, such as Cosco or Sam’s Club for school supplies – a 24 percentage point jump over last year. Another 28 percent plan to shop at off-price stores – such as the Dollar Store or Dollar General – up from 10 percent in 2016. Only 28 percent said they will shop traditional department stores, a number showing a decline from 54 percent last year.last_img read more


first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to undertake yet another but by now familiar string of three-nation tour starting with China on May 14 that takes him to Mongolia and South Korea before he heads home to be in time for the celebration of his first year in office.Though Modi seldom likes to be compared with India’s first and most popular Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru who etched his name in the global arena by fostering India’s sui generis foreign policy of non-alignment, the indisputable fact is that Modi takes the task of swaying external powers seriously by his own brand of diplomacy. Also Read – Syrian army suspends ‘Aleppo fighting’In an increasingly integrated international political economy, no nation can afford to remain isolated or is found tethered to one set of big power bloc to the dismay of equally powerful blocs. After wooing the United States, Australia and European nations, not to speak of  most of the neighbouring South Asian and Indian Ocean countries, Modi is now riveting his gaze on the Middle Kingdom, to be followed by two state visits to Moscow before the end of this year! In his eclectic quest to cultivate new allies and strengthen extant ones with panache, Modi would find China a different power that has visibly but unobtrusively taken centre-stage in the comity of nations in recent years by its sheer economic heft, military clout and spreading its massive chest of foreign reserves to invest in disparate countries in Africa, South America and in Europe and in the rest of Asia, not to speak of its growing economic engagement with the United States, Russia and Japan, despite frayed relations of the past. Also Read – Alarming seismic activityA little known fact, according to China Daily, is that the trade volume between China and Russia hit $95.2 billion in 2014, well-nigh touching the $100 billion goal set for 2015 by Chinese and Russian leaders in 2011. China’s economy has crossed the $10 trillion threshold and is ranked second in the world, after the United States. No doubt, the double-digit economic expansion the Middle Kingdom had been clocking ever since Deng Xiaoping unleashed the entrepreneurial forces economy in a clever bid of guided market economy policy with maintaining the façade of state control, the results had been the envy of every country that aspires to be in the giddy growth path. But this cannot be continued for ever as the consequences of high growth had become unmanageable in terms of reckless consumption and cognate pollution that exacted human cost in terms of health-related problems. That is the reason why the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang’s work plan for 2015, unveiled at the National People’s Congress in March, engineered the country’s gear shift to a “new normal” of seven per cent economic growth. Chinese scholars from the Fung Global Institute Messer Andrew Sheng and Xiao Geng contend that efforts to adjust to China’s new normal go beyond policies designed to sustain economic growth.  They said reforms must aim to underpin inclusivity, advance environmental sustainability, promote innovation and boost competitiveness. This exact four-pronged approach is the bedrock on which the new normal paradigm for development of China is being built brick by brick without any crick or concussion to the ordinary denizen or the larger economy!With China heading a brand new $50 billion global financial institution, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), it is eyeing the enormous infrastructure opportunities across developing and emerging Asia to fund through this new institution. The triumph of this new-born infrastructure bank is a testament to the world’s craving for long-gestation and capital-intensive infra projects where there are not adequate lending institutions of global genre other than the traditional ones such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank or other regional development outfit.But the latter institutions invariably imposed programme-based project lending that cost the borrowing countries dear in terms of prohibitive compliance price and resistance from local people who were ousted by such projects such as in the case of the construction of huge dams.The popularity of the AIIB, meticulously brought to being by Beijing, is seen in the fact that by mid-April a total of 57 countries were approved as founding members. Given the fact that the global economy is moving at a glacial clip with recovery remaining wobbly or rickety in most of the rich world and there is an unmet and unconscionable demand for infrastructure investment in Asia in general and India in particular, wisdom lies in New Delhi cuddling itself closely with the dragon to ensure better connectivity and enhanced self-development capability, leveraging the Middle Kingdom finances at a relatively cheaper cost.China has grandly proposed “Belt and Road” initiative that is likely to be a significant part of its economic and overseas development plans for years to come. This coupled with the Silk Road Fund for bolstering infrastructure construction and improving connectivity across the regions would help participating countries including India to benefit greatly if the bargaining parleys are held to mutual advantages. Beijing policy wonks have reassured the prospective beneficiaries of the AIIB that though China remains by far the largest fund provider for the Bank as also the “Belt and Road Initiative”, these projects have been and would be carried out in concert with other countries.Besides, China does not seek veto power in the projects, unlike the egregious examples set by multilateral lenders such as the ADB, the World Bank and the IMF. Writing in the China Daily, a researcher in international strategies at the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China in Beijing, Zhao Lei argued that “the AIIB and ‘the Belt and Road Initiative’ are new manifestation of a community of shared interests. Since the two China-led projects are opposed to hegemony and privileges, they should help establish fairness as the supreme value in Asia and beyond”. If the set values are more than the paper on which they are written and are scrupulously treasured and revered by the Chinese leadership, participating countries will have comfort enough to cozy up to the schemes to embrace them for implementation to tone up their connectivity and infrastructure development before long.As Modi meets his counterpart and also the President Xi during his sojourn in the three cities in China, he would have first-hand experience of how the Chinese leadership and the people of China will really warm up to him so that all the stakeholders for a sustainable bilateral relationship can bury the hatchet and herald a halcyon phase across a broad swathe of traditional and frontier areas for mutual gains over the long haul, policy wonks say.last_img read more


first_imgGuam Visitors Bureau goes LGBT with IGLTA at the Annual Global Convention in TorontoMalta Tourism Authority a sponsor of Proud Experiences ConferenceFITUR GAY (LGBT) consolidates its presence at FITUR 2018More articles on eTurboNews click here Over 90 international exhibiting companies and 90 buyers from 31 countries are currently attending PROUD Experiences 2019, celebrating an industry valued at US$218 billion in 2018 alone – according to consultancy firm Out Now. This year’s event takes place during the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in NYC. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) This year’s event grew by 60% from its first edition in London in June 2018; and organisers predict this number is set to rise again for the third edition in 2020. Event Director Simon Mayle commented:“If the LGBTQ+ travel market was a country, it would be the fourth biggest economy in the world, and with an increase of people identifying on the LGBTQ+ spectrum – from 8% of Baby Boomers to 31% of Centennials – along with the coming of age of Millennials, this next decade is set for strong growth again. We are looking forward to returning to New York City from 22 to 24 June 2020 and are delighted to once again be working alongside NYC & Company and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge to deliver another fantastic event next year.”“We have been honored to collaborate with Reed Travel Exhibitions to host PROUD Experiences 2019 in New York City during such a monumental year for the LGBTQ+ community,” said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. “We are honored to again be the Host City for PROUD Experiences in 2020, and look forward to cultivating this extraordinary partnership.”Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… PROUD Experiences will return to New York City for the second consecutive year in 2020. The announcement was made at today’s Opening Gathering of PROUD Experiences 2019 – taking place this week 18 – 20 June at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which will again host next year’s edition.Reed Travel Exhibitions’ groundbreaking b2b travel and lifestyle event for premium and luxury travel suppliers and buyers – targeting the LGBTQ+ global community – sold out its exhibition space for this second edition more than 3 months ago.last_img read more


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