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Former Esgenoopetitj chief arrested over alleged sex crimes


first_img(Wilbur Dedam. Government of New Brunswick photo)By Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe former chief of Esgenoopetitj was arrested by New Brunswick RCMP officers Wednesday on allegations of committing sex crimes dating back to 1977, APTN National News has learned.Wilbur Dedam, 56, was driving back from a trip to the Miramichi, NB, when he was pulled over by an RCMP cruiser before he reached the boundary of his reserve. An eye-witness said he was handcuffed and put into the back of the RCMP cruiser.Dedam is scheduled to appear in Miramichi provincial court Thursday.The RCMP said in a press statement that officers arrested a 56 year-old man from the community on sex crime allegations. The statement said the crimes dated from 1977 to 1996 and that three alleged victims had stepped forward. The RCMP would not confirm the identity of the individual.The investigation began in March.Dedam was running for a councillor spot on the band council at the time of his arrest.He was at the end of a two year ban preventing him from running for council imposed by former Aboriginal affairs minister John Duncan in 2011.The ban was triggered by an investigation into allegations of corrupt practices by Dedam and other councillors around elections.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more


After Annans call for generosity donors pledges 45 billion for Sudan


A two-day donors’ conference to support the peace accord between the Government and rebels in southern Sudan has pledged $4.5 billion for 2005-2007, nearly $2 billion more than the amount United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan identified as needed to resurrect the ravaged region over the next two and a half years.Addressing the opening session yesterday in Oslo, Norway, Mr. Annan had appealed to participants to “pledge – and pledge generously,” quipping when asked about the tendency of governments not to honour their pledges that “pledges are good, but cash is better.”He had also stressed that although $2.6 billion had been identified as vital to meet the requirements of the next two and a half years, there were already massive shortfalls, with nearly $1 billion still to be raised out of the $1.5 billion requested nearly five months ago for this year.The conference was convened to propel repatriation, reintegration and reconstruction in southern Sudan, where a peace agreement in January formally ended two decades of civil war that killed 2 million people, drove more than 4.6 million others from their homes and left the region in ruins.But it is hoped that peace will spread, too, to Sudan’s western Darfur region, where a separate conflict between Government, militia and rebel forces has killed tens of thousands people in the past two years, uprooted more than 2 million others and shows scant signs of abating.UN officials have already warned that funding shortfalls there are threatening emergency feeding programmes for more than 1 million hungry people, mostly driven from their homes.In the now peaceful south the UN and its international partners face a gargantuan task. Just in the sector of returning uprooted people to their homes, acting UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Wendy Chamberlin told the conference there were 550,000 refugees in neighbouring countries and an estimated 4.1 million internally displaced persons.“What is needed? In a word, everything,” she said, noting that in one area there are only two doctors for 180,000 inhabitants, that everywhere people have limited access to safe water, that large tracts of farmland are polluted with land mines, and that jobs must be created to ensure viable communities.Mr. Annan yesterday mentioned another urgent need, that of reintegrating ex-combatants into society since the greatest threat of renewed conflict is posed by soldiers who are not disarmed and given alternative economic livelihoods. He urged Member States to invest generously in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration.Mr. Annan’s Special Representative for Sudan, Jan Pronk, attended the final day of the pledging conference today and also met with United States Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick and European Union representatives to mobilize support for the African Union monitoring force deployment in Darfur. read more


Chad Two million people face hunger in Sahelian belt UN agency warns


According to an emergency food security assessment conducted by the Government of Chad, the World Food Programme (WFP) and other partners, which covered the eight regions of the Sahelian belt, the food insecurity and malnutrition situation has worsened over the past year.“For vulnerable families throughout the Sahelian belt, the lean season this year will be extremely difficult,” said WFP Country Director Mary-Ellen McGroarty.Over the past year, food insecurity rates have been steadily rising from 46 per cent to 58 per cent in the Kanem region, and from 40 per cent to 49 per cent in the Bahr el Ghazel region. Malnutrition rates have also worsened since November 2015 in six regions, namely Bahr El Ghazel, Batha, Kanem, Lac, Sila and Wadi Fira.Among the factors contributing to the worsening food security and nutrition situation are erratic rainfall during the 2015/2016 growing season, which has led to 11 per cent less food being produced compared to the previous year.Insecurity and violence spilling across the border from neighbouring Nigeria due to the Boko Haram insurgents has led to borders being closed and disrupted trade.A drop in livestock price due to disruptions to the cross border trading has negatively impacted the pastoralist communities.Food assistance will be provided throughout the lean season, which runs from June to September. This will be accompanied by specialized nutritional support for children, pregnant women and nursing mothers suffering from malnutrition.Such assistance will be followed by projects aimed at mitigating the impact over the longer-term, such as water harvesting and management systems being put in place.The assessment was conducted with 4,821 households with 10,226 children under five in March and April. read more


Planes games and automobiles at this years Motor Show


For visitors without access to the Internet, tickets are available through the Motor Show box office ticket line on 0870 906 2002. Lines are open 9am – 8pm on weekdays and 10am – 8pm at the weekend. The British International Motor Show 2002 takes place from 23 October to 3 November at Birmingham’s NEC with public access from 24 October. Discount tickets for the Show are now on sale for those who book in advance through the web site at www.motorshow.co.uk Visitors can save £3 by booking on-line, with adult tickets priced at £12 for public days. On the door, tickets are priced at £15. For the Daily Telegraph preview day on 24 October, tickets cost £25 in advance but £40 on the door, an on-line saving of more than a third. All discounts are available until midnight on Sunday 13 October, when tickets revert to normal on-the-door prices. Visitors to this year’s British International Motor Show, sponsored by the Daily Telegraph, can expect a host of cool features and exciting events, with a guarantee of something to please all the family when they visit the NEC this autumn. And that doesn’t just mean glitzy new cars!There’s a Show within a Show as the breathtaking MINI Adventure Live! takes its place in Hall 2. Audiences will be on the edge of their seats as the new MINI is put through its paces, in a display of amazing stunts and manoeuvres.State-of-the-art electronics company Alpine, has promised to bring boats and planes to the Show as well as in-car entertainment. The NEC lake will play host to the Sunseeker XS world record-breaking speed boat, while the air space above it has already been reserved for the Alpine-sponsored GoldAir International aerobatic display team and its new Sukhoi SU26 stunt plane.Formula One fans can experience pit lane thrills on the Shell stand, in a fantastic wheel change challenge, while off-roaders will be queuing up to live life on The Edge, a purpose built, 21 tonne steel structure that simulates the extreme off-road conditions which the Vauxhall Frontera takes in its stride.For the budding artist in the family, Daihatsu’s Paint Box will be the place to be. Youngsters will have the chance to show their creative skills by painting a range of Daihatsu cars in whatever style they like. While for older kids (18+), a ‘chill out zone’ promises bars and computer games within the action-packed Automania arena.But if all this excitement gets a bit too much, or you just feel like being pampered, simply drop the kids off at the playcare centre, sponsored by Nissan, and take a break in The Sanctuary, a relaxation zone featuring massage, salad and juice bars. What better way to catch your breath before the journey home?Commenting on the range of attractions already confirmed at this year’s Show, SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘Our aim is to give visitors a premier league Motor Show, which will keep them amused all day, for less than half the price of entry to a top flight football match. So at this year’s Show there will be something for everyone, loads of fun things to do and see, better amenities, and of course a truly international line-up of new cars.’Notes to editors: During the Show, doors will open from 9.30am to 7pm on all public days, closing at 5.30pm on the final day. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more


Soldotna karate teacher faces child porn charges


first_imgA longtime Soldotna resident and martial arts instructor is being charged with 14 counts related to the possession and distribution of child pornography.Michael Dean Hancock, 57, was indicted by the Anchorage Grand Jury on Thursday with charges stemming from an ongoing investigation by the Alaska Bureau of Investigations.Hancock has operated Peninsula Martial Arts for over 17 years, for most of that time at the “Y” intersection in Soldotna, last year moving to a new location on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The dojo was closed earlier this week, with a sign saying, “I quit,” and no other information.According to the Office of Special Prosecutions, Hancock is at large, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Anyone with information about his whereabouts or activities are asked to contact Investigator Vance Peronto with the Alaska Bureau of Investigation’s Soldotna post at 907-262-4423.Hancock faces a potential sentence of two to 99 years on each count. The Alaska Bureau of Investigations points out that the grand jury indictment is a charging document, and that Hancock is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.last_img read more


Prof Jayashankars 85th birth anniversary celebrated


first_imgBN Reddy Nagar: Prof Jayashankar’s 85th birth anniversary was celebrated on a grand note at Mandal Parishad Primary School in Saheb Nagar on tuesday.Local corporator Lakshmi Prasanna was the chief guest. She paid tributes to the legendary leader by garlanding his portrait. Later, she distributed notebooks to students. School Head mistress Leela Rani, head master Radha Krishna Reddy, Vanasthalipuram TRS president Gaddam Mallesh Goud, LB Nagar TRS vice-president Nirmala Devi, ward members Ganga Shivashankar, Amarender Reddy, area members A Ravi, Saraswathi, teachers and others attended the programme.last_img


Tornillo Detention Center For Immigrant Children Will Remain Open At Least Another


first_imgU.S. Dept. of Health and Human ServicesBunk beds are lined up inside an air-conditioned tent at the Tornillo facility for unaccompanied immigrant children near El Paso.The immigration detention center at Tornillo used to hold undocumented immigrant children will remain open for at least 30 more days, a government spokesperson confirmed Monday.The facility opened at the U.S. Customs port of entry last month. It houses undocumented minors who came to the United States alone or were separated from family members or guardians by U.S. immigration officials under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.During a media tour of the facility two weeks ago, the incident commander for BCFS Health and Human Services, which operates the facility, said he didn’t see a need to keep the shelter open longer than the July 13 end date for the current contract.But a Health and Human Services spokesman said on Monday that the facility will remain active at least through Aug. 13.“HHS is legally required to provide care and shelter for all unaccompanied alien children referred by DHS, and works in close coordination with DHS on the security and safety of the children and community,” spokesman Kenneth J. Wolfe wrote in an email.The facility at Tornillo opened after regular shelters reached capacity during the Trump administration’s separation policy. Evy Ramos, a spokeswoman for BCFS, said that as the government continues to reunite separated children with their families, space will free up in shelters for the minors staying at Tornillo.“Until then, we will not abandon those at Tornillo and will continue to provide services on a week-by-week basis,” she said.The facility has attracted worldwide attention since it opened, with immigration rights supporters and politicians holding several protests and marches outside the facility and calling for separated families to be reunited.The government initially said the facility only housed immigrants who came to the country by themselves. But during the media tour two weeks ago, officials confirmed the population had expanded to include a small number of minors who were separated from their families. The facility held 326 minors at that time, the majority of them from Central America.  Sharelast_img read more


Matt Groenings Disenchantment Part 2 Premiere Date Set on Netflix


first_imgThe second half of the first season of “Disenchantment,” from “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, will be sailing to Netflix subscribers this September.The 10-episode part 2 of season 1 of the animated “un-fairytale” comedy launches Friday, Sept. 20, exclusively on Netflix worldwide.“Dying for more ‘Disenchantment’ but perhaps your memory is a bit… cloudy? Allow us to catch you up: Elfo is gone. Dreamland is deserted. Princess Bean is on a mission,” Netflix said in teasing the part 2 release.The first half of the show debuted in August 2018. Netflix renewed “Disenchantment” for a second season last fall. As with the freshman run, the 20-episode second season is slated to be released in two parts — the first half in 2020 and the second half in 2021.The show marks one of the few projects Groening has undertaken outside of his megahit “The Simpsons,” which just concluded its 30th season on Fox. The series features the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson (as Princess Bean), Eric Andre (as Luci) and Nat Faxon (as Elfo) along with John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding and Lucy Montgomery. Popular on Variety “Disenchantment” takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland. It follows the adventures of a hard-drinking princess named Bean, her diminutive companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 “Disenchantment” is animated by Rough Draft Studios. The series is produced by The ULULU Co. for Netflix, with Groening and Josh Weinstein serving as executive producers.last_img read more


Indians take a chill pill with lassi cold coffee


first_imgLassi, cold coffee and watermelon juice are among the preferred beverages that are helping people across India beat the searing heat. The temperature is soaring, spreading the heat wave blues all over India. But people have come up with their own ways to beat the heat, especially with chillers like lassi and cold coffee. A food delivering website released the ‘Indian chapter of The Eats Cravings Report 2019’, a snapshot of India’s favourite cravings and the most popular binge worthy dishes. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfConducted between January and May 2019, the report revealed that Mumbai clocked in the highest number of orders for lassi. It also stated that Jaipur ditched the traditional tangy summer drink of jal-jeera for a chilled cup of cold coffee, while Pune opted for a good old cup of hot tea. Chennai kept it healthy with a refreshing glass of watermelon juice. Oreo shake topped beverage charts across Mangalore. The findings also provide an insight into some of the most widely received requests for sugar cravings across cities. Indians ordered gulab jamun to satiate their sweet tooth, followed by ice cream and ras malai. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIt revealed that every city has its own personal favourite flavour – people in Bengaluru stayed true to their roots with the highest number of tender coconut ice-cream, while Mumbaikars are beating the heat with strawberry ice-cream. Belgian chocolate satiated palates for Delhiites, while Mango was the most popular flavour in Pune. When it comes to chocolate, Indians binged on chocolate milkshake the most with close competition from hot chocolate sundaes and Death By Chocolate pastries.last_img read more


3vehicle collision in Harrismith Road


first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite This afternoon (Thursday), three vehicles were involved in a collision at the corner of Harrismith Road and Soldiers Way. Two bakkies and a small truck were involved in the accident.The truck was not badly damaged. Sharaj Ambulance Services and ER24 responded and treated a female who was injured. She was transported to the Provincial Hospital by ER24 for further treatment.Public Safety directed traffic, as one of the lanes was closed.The scene has since been cleared and the road is open again. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there?last_img read more


Intelerad Forms Partnership With Kailo Medical to Improve Ultrasound Reporting


first_imgFor more information: www.intelerad.com, www.kailomedical.com News | PACS | November 02, 2015 Intelerad Forms Partnership With Kailo Medical to Improve Ultrasound Reporting Partnership will make Kailo Medical’s SonoReview electronic worksheet and structured reporting solutions available to InteleViewer clients “SonoReview is a very complete and well-rounded solution that complements our existing offerings nicely,” said Chris Henri, CTO, Intelerad. “As opposed to other solutions on the market, SonoReview takes input from all stages of workflow and produces dynamic, natural language reports. It provides comprehensive support for ultrasound including obstetrics, gynaecology, vascular, musculoskeletal, small parts, breast, abdominal and echocardiography, as well as other modalities, such as DEXA and nuclear medicine.” News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 05, 2019 Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an ambulatory… read more Demonstrations of Intelerad’s product suite, including their SonoReview integration will be available at RANZCR 2015 (booth 43), and at RSNA 2015 (booth 3343). To book, visit http://www4.intelerad.com/e/5662/en-demo-request-/2vp1x4/994957949. In addition to preventing transcription errors, SonoReview seamlessly integrates measurements from modalities and voice recognition packages, resolves the legibility issues associated with handwritten worksheets, and enables referring physicians to review sonographer worksheets, drawings and graphs directly within a diagnostic or clinical viewer. Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more “Having SonoReview integrated with Intelerad’s software will yield significant efficiency gains and clinical benefits,” said Bernard Duscher, co-founder and director, Kailo Medical. “In addition to saving radiologists up to 50 percent of their time for various ultrasound studies, the solution is both agile and feature-rich, allowing historical study comparison, image review, interactive touch-based markup, and the ability to start and stop examinations directly from their PACS workstation.” Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | August 06, 2019 Canon Medical Introduces Encore Orian MR Upgrade Program Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. is helping to provide low-cost patient care solutions for its customers with the launch… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Related Content Intelerad Medical Systems, a leader in distributed medical imaging solutions, today announced a partnership to integrate Kailo Medical’s SonoReview solution with Intelerad’s product suite. Designed for both sonographers, technologists and radiologists, SonoReview provides highly customizable reporting templates and electronic worksheets that save time, and produce clear and concise reports.last_img read more


PEOPLE LVCVA appoints Blair Hirtle as new Account Manager Western Canada


first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Blair Hirtle has been named the new Account Manager for Western Canada for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).Hirtle has extensive experience in the tourism and travel industry having worked for Tourism Whistler, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Pr1me Strategies. His background includes a number of roles in marketing, sales and community relations.In his new role he will be responsible for managing the travel trade activities for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and promoting tourism in Western Canada. He will be based in Vancouver but his territory extends from Manitoba west to B.C. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Tags: Las Vegas [PEOPLE] LVCVA appoints Blair Hirtle as new Account Manager, Western Canadacenter_img Share Travelweek Group Posted bylast_img read more


Another celestial sight


first_imgNo related posts. Thanks to reader Ulrich Lang, golf director for Los Delfines Golf & Country Club in Playa Tambor, for this photo of two everyday sights – sun and clouds – combining to spectacular effect in the Guanacaste skies.Would you like to submit a photo to our #TTPicOfTheDay series – the view from your home or favorite Costa Rican spot, or any other image you care to share? Please send horizontal photos at least 1100 pixels wide to kstanley@ticotimes.net. We’d love to see the sights with you. Facebook Commentslast_img


Magellan Conference 2015 comes to a close


first_imgAPT owner Geoff McGeary at Magellan Members DinnerThe Magellan Travel Group’s National Conference continued on Friday with a full day of workshop and showcase sessions before delegates kicked up their heels at the Magellan Gala and Awards Dinner at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.The day began with a presentation by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) chief executive officer Jayson Westbury who addressed key issues and topics including the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS), which launched 1 July 2015.Mr Westbury said AFTA deliberately chose to communicate the brand in a more cost effective way through social media.AFTA CEO Jayson Westbury“I’ve been taken aback at just how powerful the process of marketing through social can be and how incredible you can take a brand like ATAS and have the impact on consumers the way in which we have so quickly, so readily and not for anywhere near the sort of money you might think we need to spend,” he said.Roy Morgan Research CEO Michele Levine spoke about current trends in travel and tourism, describing the 21st century as “new era for tourism powered by globalisation, disrupted by technology”.“Technology we’ve always seen as the enabler, we now recognise that it’s a major disrupter – it’s taken on a life of its own,” Ms Levine said.“We’re actually seeing fragmentation of the [tourism] industry. The organisations that used to have a big broad coverage are now breaking up into little pieces and recombining in different ways. And what that means is that the profit margins are going in all sorts of directions.”However, she warned the audience not to get trapped into thinking everything is digital.“The real dollars are now with the older age group, the baby boomers…and we all know they’re still well, and they are still where the dollars are.“We have to be absolutely focussed on who is our target audience…really understand them.“And if that means you talk to them through the Herald Sun travel pages, that’s where you should put your money.”“Now is the right time,” Ms Levine continued.“It’s time to put all of our efforts behind tourism from an Australian economy perspective and I very much see tourism and travel as about the economy and jobs for Australia.”After a workshop session, delegates attended Magellan’s first ever Preferred Suppliers Showcase where at least 60 suppliers had the opportunity to exhibit and meet with Magellan member agents.Magellan CEO Andrew Macfarlane said the showcase was created in response to Members’ feedback.“After our last conference there was overwhelming feedback that both our Member Agents and our Supplier Partners wanted more interaction at conference – the Preferred Suppliers Showcase was designed to facilitate that and our members relished the opportunity of one on one time with our key suppliers,” Mr Macfarlane said.The event culminated in the Gala and Awards Dinner held in the Sofitel’s Grand Ballroom, where a range of awards were presented.Brooke Crees of Champagne Travel in WA was named Rookie of the Year, Diane Rawlings of where2travel in VIC was named Leisure Travel Consultant of the Year and Belinda Ward of Spencer Travel Group in NSW was named Corporate Travel Consultant of the Year.It was also announced that the Magellan National Conference will be held in Auckland next year. Magellan Travel GroupSource = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinsonlast_img read more


Cairns secures landmark yearround China flights


first_imgCairns secures landmark year-round China flightsChina Southern Airlines will operate three flights a week direct from Guangzhou to Cairns following a landmark agreement set to pump $90 million into the Tropical North.Tourism Minister Kate Jones said the new flights were the first secured through the Palaszczuk Government’s Connecting with Asia fund.“With the support of the Palaszczuk Government, China Southern Airlines will fly the first-ever year-round service by a Chinese airline into Cairns,” Ms Jones said.“In the first year we expect these flights to bring more than 33,000 Chinese visitors to Tropical North Queensland, which in turn flows on to the local economy and supports jobs across the region.“In fact the tens of thousands of new Chinese tourists coming into Cairns are forecast to be worth more than $30 million in overnight visitor expenditure in our region in the first year alone.”Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the new flights were a game-changer for the region.“This is great news for tourism and jobs in the Far North,” Mr Pitt said.“This is the first time we’ve ever been able to offer direct access to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef from mainland China.“The extra visitation to our region will help grow the economy and jobs and support our tourism businesses.”Member for Barron River Craig Crawford said it could be the start of even bigger things.“We know Chinese visitors love the tropical north and the unique tourism experiences on offer, especially the Reef, but flights have been a hassle,” he said.“These direct flights into Cairns remove the complexity of connecting flights, which puts Cairns on a competitive pegging with destinations like Hawaii and Bali.“Word of mouth is the best form of advertising and once these visitors have seen the spectacular offerings of our region, they’ll be telling all their friends and colleagues that Cairns is a must-see destination.”Cairns Mayor Bob Manning welcomed today’s announcement.“This is what we’ve been working toward for a long time,” he said.“Cairns Regional Council has partnered with the Queensland Government to secure year-round direct flights, which will have a substantial impact on the local Cairns economy.“China is our largest and fastest growing tourism market, with the number of visitors last year almost triple that of 2010.“The introduction of year-round flights will increase Chinese access to Cairns the Great Barrier Reef.“With the imminent opening of the Cairns Aquarium and significant private investment in accommodation development, our city is particularly well-placed to capitalise on this great opportunity.“I’d like to thank Minister Jones and everyone involved in delivering this great boost for Cairns’ and Queensland’s tourism industries.”Cairns Airport Chief Executive Officer Norris Carter said China Southern’s direct flights to Cairns would create more opportunities for visitors to experience the reef and the rainforest.“Whether as a standalone visit, or as part of a longer Queensland and Australian itinerary that takes advantage of our extensive domestic connections, visitors will be able to spend more of their time enjoying their holiday rather than travelling.“We welcome the Queensland Government’s support through its Connecting with Asia fund, and we look forward to rolling out the red carpet for China Southern’s first flight in December.”Source = Tourism and Events Queenslandlast_img read more


Arms stash found during building renovations


first_imgPolice on Thursday found 11 military rifles and a large quantity of ammunition in an apartment block in Limassol which is under renovation, it was reported on Friday.According to SigmaLive, the items were found at 2.30pm in a wall in a bathroom by a man carrying out renovation work.The building has not been inhabited in the last 25 years.You May LikeSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Will Take Your Breath Away. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndoAuto Overload30 Perfectly Timed Moments Captured When It All Went WrongAuto OverloadUndoFinance NancyRemember Him? This is Why He’s No Longer An ActorFinance NancyUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


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