Big increase in gas costs pushes up US wholesale prices by most

WASHINGTON – A sharp rise in gasoline costs drove up wholesale prices last month by the most in more than three years. But outside energy and food, price gains were mild.The producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, jumped 1.7 per cent in August, the Labor Department said Thursday. The increase was mostly because gas prices soared 13.6 per cent, the biggest gain in three years.Food prices rose 0.9 per cent, driven up by steep increases in the cost of eggs and dairy products.Excluding the volatile food and gas categories, core wholesale prices rose only 0.2 per cent, below July’s increase.In the past 12 months, wholesale prices have increased 2 per cent, a mild gain and far below the recent peak of 7.1 per cent in July 2011. Core wholesale prices have risen 2.5 per cent in the past year, the same annual pace as in July.Food prices are likely to rise further in the coming months as the Midwest drought has made corn, soybeans and other grains much more expensive. Sweet corn prices jumped 44 per cent last month, the most in a year and a half.Higher corn prices raise costs for many different foods on grocery store shelves. Corn is used to make everything from cosmetics to cereal, soda, cake mixes and candy bars. It is also used as a feed for cattle and hogs. That means more expensive corn can also push up beef and pork prices.A measure of food prices in earlier stages of processing rose 2.4 per cent last month, the biggest gain in about 18 months. The increase was mostly because the cost of animal feed rose.Gas prices have rebounded after falling from nearly $4 a gallon in the spring. Prices at the pump averaged $3.87 a gallon nationwide Thursday. That’s 17 cents higher than a month earlier.But overall, economists aren’t worried that inflation is rapidly accelerating. With U.S. economic growth weak and unemployment high, workers’ wages are barely keeping up with inflation. That means consumers won’t be able to pay much higher prices.“We foresee little impetus for significant, sustained upside pressure on prices at the producer level,” Joshua Shapiro, chief economist at MFR Inc., said in an email.The government will issue its August report on consumer prices Friday. In July, consumer prices were unchanged, and rose only 1.4 per cent in the previous 12 months. That’s below the Federal Reserve’s informal target of a 2 per cent annual increase.Low inflation means consumers have more money to spend, which helps the economy. It also gives the Federal Reserve more leeway to keep interest rates low in an effort to spur economic growth. If prices were to begin rising rapidly, the Fed might be forced to raise rates in response.Most analysts expect the Fed to take new steps to boost economic growth at the end of a two-day meeting on Thursday. Those steps could include a third round of Treasury bond purchases. The goal of the purchases would be to lower interest rates and spur more borrowing and spending.Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said in a recent speech that high unemployment is “a grave concern” that causes “enormous suffering.” Those remarks were seen by many economists as a sign that Bernanke was likely to take more action. by News Staff Posted Sep 13, 2012 9:40 am MDT Big increase in gas costs pushes up US wholesale prices by most in more than 3 years AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN experts on indigenous issues urge greater focus on environment womens rights

“Although I’m encouraged by positive developments in many places…I remain concerned about the reality of ongoing struggles of violations,” James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on indigenous rights, told journalists in New York yesterday after presenting his annual report to the UN General Assembly’s main social, humanitarian and cultural body (Third Committee).Briefing the Committee, Mr. Anaya said that advocacy to advance commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, adopted by the General Assembly in 2007, was central to his work.The Declaration’s adoption had marked a “historic moment of recognition of the existence of indigenous peoples” but its validity is debilitated by repeated assertions that it was not legally binding. “Without broad understanding about the reasons for the Declaration and the path forward that it marks, that path will be difficult, if not impossible to implement,” he said.Among issues he focused on during his briefing, Mr. Anaya urged greater understanding of the rights of indigenous peoples to land and resources, particularly in the context of extractive industries operating within or near indigenous territories. The Special Rapporteur said he is in talks with the Government of Nicaragua to visit the country within the next few months, among his last official visits before his term expires next year.Asked to extrapolate about his latest visit – an eight-day tour of Canada last week – Mr. Anaya said that notwithstanding some important positive developments that have occurred to indigenous peoples rights over the last several decades, including constitutional recognition of aborigines rights, “there is a crisis in Canada when it comes to indigenous issues.” He noted “very many daunting challenges ahead” and urged stronger dialogue between the Government and indigenous groups to overcome a lack of confidence towards governmental programmes which are being manifested by a “sense that things aren’t moving in the right direction.” Independent experts or special rapporteurs are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back, in an unpaid capacity, on specific human rights themes. Many of these independent experts are in New York this month to brief the General Assembly’s Third Committee on their work. The Special Rapporteur, along with key members of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, are also at UN Headquarters to prepare for next year’s High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly, to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.The World Conference will address themes such as self determination, indigenous peoples’ own visions for development and the post-2015 development agenda. It will also be an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of a full and effective implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.Paul Kanyinke Sena, Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, noted that the work of the UN is particularly important now as preparations for the World Conference already underway.“If the world conference is to live up to this potential, then it is essential that the UN and Governments show the necessary political will,” Mr. Sena said. He highlighted the importance of indigenous territories and natural resources in the 2014 conference, “We need to look at new business models for resource extractions.” Also addressing journalists, Myrna Cunningham, a member of the Permanent Forum, who stressed the need to address issues specific to indigenous women, such as sexual and reproductive health.Some 200 indigenous women from seven regions are due to meet next week in Lima, Peru, ahead of a January 2013 international conference at the UN Headquarters in New York to look at how indigenous women can play a greater role in the challenges of the post-2015 development agenda. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State searching for answers to problems against No 19

Ohio State head basketball coach Chris Holtmann claps while looking on during the mens basketball game between the Buckeyes and Spartans on Jan. 5. Ohio State lost 86-77. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The LanternOhio State started the season hot, winning 12 of its first 13 games including road games against the likes of Cincinnati and Creighton.The Buckeyes’ only loss to that point was to Syracuse, who took down No. 1 Duke on Wednesday.It was looking like Ohio State was on the road toward another impressive season, but then it hit a snag.The Buckeyes suffered a three-game losing streak, falling to No. 6 Michigan State and No. 23 Iowa, with a loss to unranked Rutgers in between.For head coach Chris Holtmann, this is the longest skid in his time at the program. He said the focus is still on the game ahead, though he understands the mindset can change during a losing streak. “We are trying to be about the daily process as much as possible, and kinda surrendering the results,” Holtmann said. “It’s hard, there’s a discipline required to that.”A key struggle area for Ohio State has been the foul trouble of its top scorer, sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson.Wesson earned two quick fouls in the first half against the Hawkeyes in the previous game, and has had his minutes limited in all three games during the streak.Holtmann said the team’s biggest concern at this point in the season is the struggles on offense, and said Wesson’s foul troubles have come with an increased physicality from Ohio State’s opponents.“I think teams are clearly going at him,” Holtmann said. “They’re attacking him, because I think they have an understanding of how important he is for our group.”The Buckeyes will take their struggles back home, and are matching up their three-game losing streak with No. 19 Maryland’s six-game win streak.Projected StartersOhio State (12-4, 2-3 Big Ten)G — C.J. Jackson — Senior, 12.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.9 apgG — Luther Muhammad — Freshman, 9.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.1 apgF — Kyle Young — Sophomore, 7.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.1 apgF — Andre Wesson — Junior, 7.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.9 apgF — Kaleb Wesson — Sophomore, 16.2 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.6 apgNo. 19 Maryland (14-3, 6-1 Big Ten)G — Anthony Cowan — Junior, 17.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.4 apgG — Eric Ayala — Freshman, 9.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.5 apgG — Darryl Morsell —  Sophomore, 8.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.7 apgF — Bruno Fernando — Sophomore, 14.6 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1,8 apgF — Jalen Smith — Freshman, 12.2 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.3 apgThe Terrapins come into the matchup as the No. 20 team in the country according to KenPom.com. Ohio State is ranked No. 27 after the trio of defeats.Maryland’s strength to this point in the season has been its defense which has allowed the 40th-fewest points per game in the NCAA.Junior guard Anthony Cowan leads Maryland with 17.8 points per game, hitting on 42.4 percent of his shots and 84.5 percent of his attempts from the free-throw line.Holtmann said the Buckeyes will have to specifically game plan for what Cowan brings to Maryland’s team.“He’s really dynamic as a point guard. Really fast, incredibly shifty, he’s crafty, he does a great job at getting to the free throw line as well as he can make really big shots,” Holtmann said. “I think we’re gonna have to have a great team approach with him.”The three losses the Terrapins have this season are against Virginia, Purdue and Seton Hall. Those teams rank No. 1, No. 15 and No. 52 in the KenPom rankings, respectively, and Maryland lost each game by five points or less.In the frontcourt, Maryland brings sophomore forward Bruno Fernando and freshman forward Jalen Smith, who both are 6-foot-10, taller than any player on the Buckeyes.Fernando’s 9.9 boards per game is tied for No. 21 in the country, and Holtmann said these two players, along with Cowan, makes the Terrapins such a dynamic group.“The thing about them that makes them so good is they have excellent shooting, collectively, and they have, now, really two interior threats, so you cannot just focus your defense on [Cowan],” Holtmann said. “Bruno, has shown an incredible ability to score with his back to the basket, and so has Jalen Smith … I think it’s gonna require a great team defensive effort.”Ohio State attempts to turn around its losing ways against No. 19 Maryland at home at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. read more

Paul Allen Unveils Giant Plane That Can Lift Half a Million Pounds

first_img Watch: Rogue Flamingo Holds Up EasyJet Plane on Airport RunwayDARPA Project Gives A Robotic Arm Its Pilot’s License 17 years ago, Paul Allen resigned from the board of directors at Microsoft. He’s kept himself busy since then. One of the things he’s been working on was this freaking gigantic airplane.Allen has been involved in the aerospace business for more than a decade now. His first venture involved pumping $25 million into Scaled Composites’ SpaceShipOne. In 2011, Allen founded Stratolaunch Systems. They’ve been working for years on a game-changing suborbital launch vehicle, and this is it: the Stratolaunch aircraft. Apparently after designing and building a plane this size they were way too tired to come up with a catchy name in time for the announcement.So just how big is this thing? From wingtip to wingtip it measures an incredible 385 feet. You could just about line up 11 Cessna 172s across the span. The Stratolaunch aircraft weighs in at 500,000 pounds and can handle a maximum takeoff weight of 1.3 million pounds. That’s enough to safely pack on another 550,000 pounds of payload according to the company.The aircraft will make suborbital runs and launch Pegasus rockets. The XL version only weighs about 51,000 pounds, which is why Stratolaunch built the craft to handle multiple launches in a single flight. It’s capable of taking up three of the air-launched rockets at a time.For their initial test run, they’ll keep relatively things low-key and launch a single Pegasus XL. Stratolaunch still has a number of tests to complete before they make that leap, however, like making sure it can taxi safely. They’re shooting for a date sometime in 2019 for the first launch demonstration. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Triple Crown winner Justify gallops his way to Del Mar

first_img Posted: July 16, 2018 KUSI Sports, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe stars will be out and about at Del Mar on Wednesday as the 79th Opening Day promises to bring some of the best horses in the country to the track.But as Rick Willis shows us, none will be bigger than 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify. Categories: All Sports Report, Local San Diego News, Sports Tags: DMTC 2018 FacebookTwitter July 16, 2018center_img Triple Crown winner Justify gallops his way to Del Mar KUSI Sports Updated: 7:11 PMlast_img read more

Department of Justice kicks off antitrust review of tech giants

first_imgThe Justice Department is seeking feedback on the investigation from the public. Alastair Pike / AFP/Getty Images The US Department of Justice has announced an antitrust review of how online platforms achieved market power, and whether they are reducing competition, stifling innovation and harming consumers. While the Justice Department hasn’t named specific companies, it’s targeting tech giants including Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook, according to The Wall Street Journal.Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the antitrust division said the companies’ power could lead them to “act in ways that are not responsive to consumer demands.””The Department’s review will consider the widespread concerns that consumers, businesses, and entrepreneurs have expressed about search, social media, and some retail services online,” the DOJ added. It’s seeking feedback on the investigation from the public.The move is the latest effort by the US government to step up enforcement of tech’s biggest companies. For decades, the government largely avoided regulating or scrutinizing the tech world. That approach allowed companies like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Facebook to grow to become some of the most highly valued in the world. But, critics argue, that growth came at the expense of user privacy and competitive choices in the marketplace.Following revelations Russian propagandists used Facebook, Google’s YouTube and Twitter to interfere in the 2016 US election, lawmakers have expressed interest in taking tech to task. Since then, the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission have agreed to split up antitrust enforcement of tech companies between the two agencies, according to various media reports. The DOJ would focus on Apple and Google, which is owned by parent company Alphabet, while the FTC would take on Facebook and Amazon, according to a report in the Journal.The Justice Department’s new probe, announced Tuesday, goes a step beyond those plans, the Journal said. The FTC in February said it formed a task force to monitor competition in the tech sector.”This is the antitrust question of the day,” Fiona Scott Morton, an economics professor at the Yale School of Management, said in an interview.Morton, who testified as an antitrust expert before congress during a hearing with tech companies last week, emphasized the scope of the investigation is still unclear, but she’d be interested in learning more about the general competition behavior of the big tech platforms.Twitter declined to comment. Amazon, Apple and Facebook didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Google meanwhile referred back to its testimony before Congress last week, during which its director of economic policy, Adam Cohen, said the company has “created new competition in many sectors.” He added, “New competitive pressures often lead to concerns from rivals. We have consistently shown how our business is designed and operated to benefit our customers.”The companies are likely to respond soon, since Facebook, Google parent Alphabet and Amazon are due to report their quarterly earnings to investors this week. Apple is set to report its results next week. TechlashThe backlash against the tech industry has been more bark than bite so far. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have hauled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Google CEO Sundar Pichai before various committees to discuss concerns over user privacy, election integrity and censorship.Though the hearings were designed to be big public showdowns between lawmakers and the tech industry, they instead exposed ignorance among government officials about how technology works in the first place. Last year, Sen. Orrin Hatch, the 85-year-old Republican from Utah, asked Zuckerberg, “If [a version of Facebook will always be free], how do you sustain a business model in which users don’t pay for your service?” Zuckerberg paused a moment before saying, “Senator, we run ads.” He, and his staff sitting behind him, then grinned before Hatch moved on to his next question.  Mobile Tech Industry 3 Legal Facebook Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Comments reading • Department of Justice kicks off antitrust review of tech giants Tags Zuckerberg explains the internet to Congress 2:42 Share your voice The high-profile blunder made clear lawmakers were unlikely to act soon (and, in the past year, haven’t passed any meaningful laws to rein in tech). But that hasn’t stopped the DOJ or FTC from pursuing their own investigations, the first fruits of which may be announced this week. The FTC is expected to announce a $5 billion fine against Facebook for failing to adequately protect user data after learning Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy tied to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, had improperly purchased tens of millions of people’s profile information. Though the FTC considered including language that could potentially hold Zuckerberg personally responsible for future privacy screw-ups, that plan was ultimately abandoned, according to a report by The Washington Post.More comingTech companies know that while they’ve largely avoided scrutiny until now, something is coming. So far, they’ve opted to generally support regulation. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella have expressed support for stronger privacy rules. Zuckerberg and Dorsey have meanwhile supported the Honest Ads Act, which would require tech companies to disclose who pays for political ads on the internet, much the same way that television and radio stations do now. The tech companies have also stepped up lobbying in Washington, in an effort to help shape whatever may be coming. Facebook topped $4 million in spending in the three months ended June 30, discussing election integrity, privacy, security, advertising and competition, according to a recent government filing. Facebook’s spending was higher than Amazon ($4 million), Google ($2.9 million) and Apple ($1.8 million).The companies have also stepped up their public efforts to push back on any overambitious regulation. That includes a website Apple published in May, after the Supreme Court ruled iPhone owners can sue Apple, accusing its App Store of running a monopoly. Zuckerberg meanwhile has been publishing videos and podcasts of conversations he’s held with academics and other CEOs, discussing censorship and ethics.Whether any of that will help tech with increasing scrutiny it’s now facing is unclear. “We ultimately believe this is more noise vs. the start of broader structural changes across the tech food chain,” Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives wrote in a note to investors shortly after the DOJ’s announcement. “While the further analysis of business models from these tech stalwarts will cause some near-term uncertainty, ultimately we view it as a positive as this potentially could be a catalyst for more technology innovation and diversification down the road for these titans.”CNET’s Shara Tibken and Corinne Reichert contributed to this report.Originally published July 23, 2:08 p.m. PT.Update, 4:12 p.m. PT: Adds details throughout. 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Explosive Love

first_imgRecently the capital was gripped by, 3 Sakina Manzil, showcased as a part of Desires Unlimited’s first vintage theatre festival – Epoch.Power-packed performances by Puneet Sikka and Tarun Singhal who essayed the role of Shashi and Comrade Shashi left the audience spellbound. The 100-minute play revolves the love story of these two characters set in the back drop of  the Bombay dock explosion. Each of them alternately remembers the time they spent together and the fateful day – 14 April 1944- that drew them apart and tore the city they lived in. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The play – 3, Sakina Manzil – has been written by Ramu Ramanathan, and was directed by Deepak Dhamija is set in pre-independence juxtaposed with the world being ravaged by World War II, and gradual establishment of the Hindi film industry. There are references to how Dev Anand had come as a fresher in the industry and by the end of the play , Comrade Shashi tells the audience how he had emerged as a successful hero. Amidst all this turmoil begins a beautiful love story between the protagonists. As Comrade Shashi walks in for a job at 3 Sakina Manzil, he immediately falls in love with his namesake. It is love-at-first-sight for her as well. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixTarun’s performance as Comrade Shashi is etched well. He is able to bring about the transition in the character beautifully as the older Comrade Shashi reminisces his interaction as a young man with his love – Shashi (also his employers daughter). His co-actor Puneet too justifies her role as she transforms from the young Shashi expressing her love moving to the older one as she recalls the tragedy of the explosion and losing her love.The plot is subtly designed to take you back in time and revisit the tale of these lover’s lives simultaneously revealing the horrendous explosion. On the fateful day of their expected meeting 14 April 1944, Bombay habour is ripped by a huge explosion. The Bombay Dock Explosion left the citizens in shock and created chaos and devastation, simultaneously being responsible for separation of the two silent lovers. Separated by destiny, the two lead different lives as they set forth in life after the accident, only to meet again after five decades and recount their versions of the love story.last_img read more

Indias transgender population still at risk after gay sex decriminalized

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The group is currently working to secure legal help for the victims of police abuse.‘We want JUSTICE, we are also human beings, it’s God who made us the way we are’, another woman in the video says.‘I don’t see much progress’Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code punished gay sex with up to 10 years in prison. Campaigners have tried to abolish a colonial-era law since the 1990.Since the judgement, activists have warned the transgender population is still at risk.‘Consensual sex between two adults has been decriminalised but this in no way takes away the vulnerabilities of transpersons’, said Rachana Madraboyina. Madraboyina is the founder of Telanaga Hijra Transgender Samiti.India still criminalizes transgender people, she said. A bill to protect the rights of transgender persons was languishing in parliament, she argued.What’s more, she said, the dismantling Section 377 would not protect transgender Indians from violence at work or in relationships.‘It is a good beginning but on the ground we face these difficulties every day’, she said.Somya, a transgender activist and politician, welcomed the decriminalization. Along with 2014’s third gender ruling, it was a ‘really strong weapon for us’.But, Somya warned, ‘at the level of implementation, I don’t see much progress’.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . On 6 September, India’s Supreme Court ruled that a law making gay sex illegal was not constitutional. It scrapped elements of colonial-era Section 377 of the Penal Code. Therefore, much of the LGBTI community celebrated.Since then, however, India’s transgender population have said violence against them continues. Transgender women in India’s capital, Delhi, accuse police of beating and raping them.‘The policeman pick us up and disturb us frequently’, one Kinnar in Delhi says in a video shared by LGBTI group Nazariya last week. ‘They beat us up, use offensive language with us, and have sex with us [without consent]’.Kinnar is a third gender in India. They take the name from a mythological being. Similar to Hijra throughout South Asia, Kinnar may be transgender women, intersex, or simply Kinnar.As they are shunned by their families and communities, many Kinnar survive by begging or performing ceremonies. India recognized transgender as a third gender in a landmark ruling in 2014.‘The trans community especially has been facing immense hardships from the police personnels irrespective of [dismantling] 377’, a Nazariya representative told The Citizen.center_img Transgender Indians celebrate Holi festival with colorful powder (Photo: Facebook) Despite a major win for the LGBTI community in India, transgender people are still vulnerable. Gay drama gets child-friendly movie rating in IndiaState authority in India to subsidise sex change operationsState authority in India to subsidize gender confirmation surgeriesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/indias-transgender-population-still-at-risk-after-gay-sex-decriminalized/last_img read more

Watch out for these roadworks affecting your journeys across the area this

first_imgStaffordshire Moorlands South Cheshire M6, A500, A50 Stafford Borough, Rugeley, Uttoxeter 1,100 accidents on one stretch of M6 Newcastle Boroughcenter_img Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailDrivers are being warned to expect traffic and travel delays due to roadworks across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire this coming week. Motorists hitting the roads of Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding areas on Monday morning can expect a raft of delays and road closures waiting for them – including on major routes such as the M6 motorway, the A500 and the A50. The following roadworks are taking place in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire between Monday November 5 and Sunday November 11. This list contains only the roadworks considered to be most likely to cause delays on key routes as well as those involving road closures and temporary traffic lights. It is not exhaustive and does not feature some minor or emergency repairs that come up after publication. Other roadworks may finish or start before schedule or be cancelled altogether. The list is broken down by local authority area (Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle Borough, Staffordshire Moorlands and Stafford Borough) – with the M6 , A500 and A50 separate because they fall under the remit of Highways England), and a section on roadworks near Uttoxeter for anyone who lives or works in the East Staffordshire town. If you only want information about roadworks in a particular area click the links below, or scroll down for the full lists. All information from Highways England, local authorities and utility companies. Read MoreRoadworks from November 5 until November 11 Stoke-on-Trent Full list M6 (from Junction 19 to Junction 12, listings north to south): The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J19: Two lanes closed. From 22:00 on 4 November 2018 to 06:00 on 5 November 2018 The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J19: Two lanes closed. From 22:00 on 3 November 2018 to 06:00 on 4 November 2018 The M6 southbound entry slip at junction J19: Two lanes closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 5 November 2018 to 17 November 2018 The M6 southbound between junctions J19 and J18: Three lanes closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 5 November 2018 to 17 November 2018 The M6 southbound exit slip at Knutsford Services. One lane closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 5 November 2018 to 17 November 2018 The M6 southbound entry slip at Knutsford Services: One lane closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 5 November 2018 to 17 November 2018 The M6 northbound between junctions J18 and J19: Three lanes closed. From 22:00 on 3 November 2018 to 06:00 on 4 November 2018 The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J18: Two lanes closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 5 November 2018 to 17 November 2018 The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J17: Two lanes closed. Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 9 November 2018 to 11 November 2018 The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J15: One lane closed. Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 November 2018 to 7 November 2018 The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J14: One lane closed. From 21:00 on 5 November 2018 to 06:00 on 6 November 2018 Read More24-hour petrol station and shop to close for ten days from tonight for conversion A500 (from junction with J16 of the M6 to junction 15 of the M6, listings north to south): There are currently no reports of planned closures on the A500. A50 (from Sideway Roundabout/A500 to junction with the A38 (Toyota Island) in Derbyshire, listings west to east): The A50 eastbound exit slip to the A522: One lane closed. Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 5 November 2018 to 9 November 2018 The A50 eastbound entry slip from the A522: One lane closed. Expect disruption everyday between 09:45 and 16:00 from 5 November 2018 to 9 November 2018 Read MoreMan arrested in investigation into ‘racist abuse’ at supermarket Stoke-on-Trent: Abbey Hulton: Carriageway incursion on Leek Road from November 2 until November 6 Bentilee: Multi-way traffic signals on Dividy Road between number 101 and number 171 from September 7 until December 7 Birches Head: Roadworks and road closure on Derek Drive from October 28 until November 9 Blurton: Roadworks and road closure on A5035 Trentham Road in Blurton on November 5 Burslem: Two way traffic lights on Waterloo Road from November 4 until November 11 Cobridge: Carriageway on Leek New Road from November 1 until November 5 Dresden: Two way traffic signals on Cocknage Road near Chaplin Road from October 12 until November 8 Goldenhill: Give and take traffic control on High Street at Newark Grove from November 5 until November 25 Hanford: Two way traffic signals on Queen Mary Road near junction with Wilson Road from October 29 until November 9 Hanford: Roadworks and road closure on Wilson Road from the junction of Richmond Road from October 29 until November 9 Hanley: Multi-way signals on Waterloo Street from November 1 until November 7 Hartshill: Multi-way traffic signals on Victoria Street and Lansdown Road from November 6 until November 12 Heron Cross: Carriageway incursion on Heron Street from November 2 until November 9 Longton: Roadworks and road closures on Market Street, Sutherland Road, Anchor Road and Commerce Street from June 5 until November 30 Longton: Carriageway incursion on A5007 The Strand from November 5 until November 7 Meir: Road closure at the level crossing on Caverswall Lane in Meir from November 7 until November 9 Middleport: Pidduck Street and Milvale Street closed from November 6 until November 7 Mount Pleasant: Give and take traffic control on Grove Road from November 6 until November 8 Norton: Roadworks and some road closures on Bellerton Lane from October 18 until November 9 Shelton: Ashford Street closed until November 10 Shelton: Roadworks, traffic control and lane closures on Shelton New Road, Shearer Street, Bedford Road, Bedford Street, Lower Bedford Street, Davis Street and Lomas Street from October 19 until November 26 Sneyd Green: Two way traffic signals on Berwick Road from October 22 until December 21 Sneyd Green: Roadworks and road closures on Moxley Avenue, Raymond Avenue, Langdale Crescent and Melrose Avenue from November 5 until November 16 Stoke: Give and take traffic control on Church Street from November 5 until November 7 Stoke: Carriageway incursion on Hartshill Road in Stoke from November 2 until November 9 Trentham: Roadworks and road closures on Trentley Road between Allerton Road and Malvern Close from October 29 until November 9. Tunstall: Multi-way traffic lights on Harewood Street from September 25 until January 14 2019 Tunstall: Roadworks and road closures on Lascelles Street from September 10 until November 5 Tunstall: Roadworks and road closures on Queens Avenue from November 5 until November 23 Read MoreCan you give a forever home to these pets from Iris’s Cats In Need? Newcastle Borough: Audley: Two way signals on Wereton Road on November 7 Ashley: Multi-way signals on Boons Bank from November 1 until November 5 Baldwins Gate: Two way signals on A53 Newcastle Road between Wharmadine Lane and Holly Bush Lane from November 8 until November 9 Balterley: Multi-way signals on Post Office Lane from November 2 until November 6 Bradwell: Two way traffic lights along Bradwell Lane until November 30 Butt Lane: Two way traffic lights on A34 Congleton Road on November 6 Chapel Chorlton: Roadworks and road closure on Haddon Lane near Redgates from October 31 until November 5 Chesterton: Two way traffic signals on Sandford Street from November 1 until November 7 Keele: Two way signals on Keele Road in Keele from November 8 until November 9 Kidsgrove: Stop/go boards on Woodhill Road near the junction with St Andrews Drive from November 5 until November 7 Mow Cop: Roadworks/road closure on Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop from the junction of Mow Cop Road from September 17 until December 4 Newcastle: Multi-way traffic lights on junction of Higherland and Drayton Street from October 26 until November 8 Newcastle: Roadworks and road closure on A53 King Street near the Borough Arms hotel from October 12 until November 15. Newcastle: Carriageway incursion on Knutton Lane near Prospect Terrace and performing arts centre from October 31 and November 6 Newcastle: Carriageway incursion on B5368 Lower Milehouse Lane from November 2 until November 6 Newcastle Borough: Two way signals on B5500 Nantwich Road in Newcastle from November 1 until November 5 Seabridge: Two way signals on A53 Whitmore Road from November 1 until November 5 Silverdale: Roadworks and Road closure on Hollywood Lane until March 20 2019 Silverdale: Two way signals on Park Road from junction with Racecourse to junction with High Street from November 1 until December 12 Silverdale: Roadworks and road closures on B5044 Sneyd Terrace, Church Street and Newcastle Street from October 29 until December 7. Wrinehill: Two way traffic signals on Mill Lane near Main Road from November 5 until November 8 Wrinehill: Two way signals on Checkley Lane from November 5 until November 8 Read MorePolice praise young people for tidying town after youths damaged flower beds Staffordshire Moorlands: Biddulph: Multi-way traffic signals on Congleton Road from November 5 until November 7 Biddulph: Two way signals on Halls Road from November 8 until November 12 Biddulph: Two way traffic signals on Woodhouse Lane from October 31 until November 6 Bottomhouse/Ipstones: Two way signals on B5053 Bottom Lane near Little Blakelow Farm on November 5 Bradnop: Give and take traffic control on A523 Ashbourne Road near junction with Porters Lane from November 2 until November 6 Cheadle: Give and take traffic control on Tape Street from November 6 until November 8 Cheddleton: Two way traffic signals on Harrison Way near the junction with Station Road from October 29 until November 5 Forsbrook: Two way signals on Draycott Old Road from September 26 until November 16 Hollington: Two way traffic signals on Main Road outside the Old Smithy from March 14 until December 4. Hollington: Roadworks and road closure on Rocester Road from November 5 until November 9 (near the junction with Main Road) Kingsley Moor: Two way signals on Leek Road from November 8 until November 12 Leek: Carriageway incursion on Ashbourne Road near Lowther Place from November 8 until November 15 Leek: Roadworks and road closures on Brunswick Street from October 8 until October 29 Leek: Roadworks at junction of Buxton Road and Prince Street until November 7 Leek: Multi-way traffic signals at junction of Carlton Terrace near junction with Prince Street from October 12 until November 8 Leek: Two way signals on A523 Macclesfield Road near Bridge End garage from November 5 until November 7 Longnor: Two way signals on B5053 Buxton Road from November 10 until November 11 Rushton Spencer: Two way traffic signals on A523 Macclesfield Road near Smithy Cottage from October 29 until November 16 Stockton Brook: Roadworks and road closures at the junction of Heather Hills and Moss Hill from October 26 until November 8 Read MorePolice disperse groups of youths travelling between towns on railway Stafford Borough: Aston-by-Stone: Lane closure on A34 Stafford Road Southbound on November 7 Adbaston: Roadworks and road closure on Main Road near Marsh Meadow from October 22 until November 23 Cold Meece: Two way traffic controls on Yarnfield Road outside landfill site from November 1 until November 9 Cotwalton, near Oulton: Two way signals on A520 Hayes Bank from November 8 until November 12 Derrington: Roadworks and road closures on Church Lane and Mount Pleasant from November 5 until January 30 2019 Eccleshall: Roadworks and road closure on Green Lane from October 15 until November 9 Eccleshall: Carriageway incursion on B5026 High Street until November 6 Eccleshall: Two way traffic signals on Stafford Street near mini-roundabout between A519 and A5013 from November 5 until November 7 Enson: Roadworks and road closure on Enson Lane at the junction with Marston Lane from November 5 until November 7 Garshall Green: Roadworks and road closures on Garshall Green Lane from November 8 until November 14 Haughton: Multi-way traffic lights on Newport Road near Oak Tree Farm from November 6 until November 10 Meir Heath: Two way traffic signals on B5066 Hilderstone Road from November 2 until November 6 Milwich: Roadworks and road closures on B5027 Uttoxeter Road near Calton Farm from November 5 until November 9 Stafford: Roadworks and road closure on Baswich Lane near the canal bridge from September 10 until December 14 Stafford: Temporary traffic lights and roadworks on Beaconside until April 2019 Stafford: Carriageway incursion on Bridge Street outside number 11 from November 5 until November 7 Stafford: Multi-way traffic signals on Drummond Road from October 15 until November 30 Stafford: Roadworks and road closure on Eastgate Sreeet from November 8 until November 9 Stafford: Two way traffic signals on A5013 Eccleshall Road from October 22 until November 9 Stafford: Give and take traffic control on Marston Road from November 1 until November 5 Stafford: Carriageway incursion on Market Street near Lloyds Bank from November 5 until November 11 Stafford: Carriageway incursion on Newport Road from November 8 until November 13 outside Egremont Stafford: Give and take traffic control on Riverway near junction with Lichfield Road from November 5 until November 7 Stafford: Multi-way lights on School Lane and Hillfarm Close from November 1 until November 5 Stafford: Two way signals on Shackleton Way from October 24 until November 6 Stafford: Roadworks and road closures on Shakespeare Road, Coleridge Drive, Tennyson Road and Somerset Road from August 6 until November 9 Stafford: Carriageway incursion on B5066 South Walls on November 7 – near Nationwide Building Society Stafford: Roadworks and road closure on Thorneyfields Lane in Castle Bank over M6 until April 2019 Stone: Roadworks and some overnight closures at Aston Roundabout from August 20 until November 16 Read More20 years ago: Puppies, redundancies and dresses Rugeley: Rugeley: Lane closure on Main Road near junction with Bates Way from November 7 until November 9 Rugeley: Two way traffic signals on Setterfield Way from November 7 until November 13 Rugeley: Two way signals on Sitting Mill Road from November 9 until November 13 Uttoxeter and surrounding areas: Denstone: Roadworks and road closure on Stubwood Lane from November 5 until November 6 Doveridge: Give and take traffic control on Marston Lane from November 5 until November 7 Fole: Roadworks and road closure on Fole Lane between Folebank Barns and Godley Farm from October 31 until November 9. Uttoxeter: Roadworks and road closure on B5030 Ashbourne Road from November 1 until November 7 Uttoxeter: Give and take traffic control on Stafford Road on November 11 Uttoxeter: Multi-way traffic signals from the junction with the A522 New Road and Bentley Road to the access into JCB World Parts Centre until November 18. Uttoxeter: Roadworks and road closure on A522 from October 4 until January 18 2019. Withington: Roadworks and road closures on Nobut Road from November 5 until November 7 Read MoreTwo arrested for drink-driving on M6 – with one almost four times legal limit South Cheshire: Alsager: Road closure on Chancery Lane on November 5 Alsager: Multi-way signals on B5078 Chells Hill in Betchon at the junction of Sandbach Road from October 22 until November 9 Alsager: Two way signals on B5077 Crewe Road near Plough Inn from November 1 until November 9 Alsager: Multi-way signals on Hellyar Brook Road from November 5 until November 9 Alsager: Two way traffic lights on Sandbach Road South near Homeshire House from November 5 until November 9 Arclid: Two way signals on Congleton Road (A534) on November 11 Arclid: Stop go boards near Parish boundary Steam Bridge on A50 Newcastle Road on November 7 Betchton: Roughwood Lane closed until 2020 Blakenhall: Stop/go boards on Mill Lane near Dean Lane from November 7 until November 10 Bosley: Roadworks and road closure on A54 Buxton Road from Brooks Lane to Smithy Lane from November 10 until November 12 Bosley: Two way traffic lights on Tunstall Road near Bosley Wood Treatment until February 2019. Church Lawton: Multi-way signals on A50 Liverpool Road East near Red Bull Juncyion on November 9 Congleton: Multi-way signals on A54 Brook Street, at junction with Davenport Drive, from November 5 until November 9 Congleton: Roadworks and road closure on Congleton Edge Road from October 30 until November 5 Congleton: Roadworks on Mill Street from November 7 until November 9 Congleton: Traffic lights on A527 Park Lane from November 5 until November 7 near number 42 Crewe: Roadworks and road closures on Catherine Street, Frances Street and Chambers Street from November 5 until November 7 Crewe: Ongoing roadworks at Crewe Green Roundabout until December 1 Crewe: Carriageway incursion on A534 Crewe Green Road near Springfield Road from November 7 until November 9 Crewe: Two way traffic signals on A5078 Dunwoody Way from Dunwoody Way roundabout from October 22 until November 16 Crewe: Two way signals on A5078 Edleston Road near Derrington Avenue on November 7 Crewe: Multi-way traffic lights at junction of Hightown, A532 West Street and Broad Street on November 7 Crewe: Carriageway incursions and road closures on Mablins Lane near Sunnyside Place until November 6 Crewe: Roadworks on A530 Middlewich Road at New access road to Leighton Orange Barn from October 29 until December 14. Two way lights manned at peak 7:30-9:30 and 15:30-19:00 Crewe: Roadworks on A530 Middlewich Road, including multi-way lights near the junction with Wistaston Green Road from November 5 until November 30 Crewe: Two way signals on A5019 Mill Street near Union Street on November 7 Crewe: Two way traffic signals on A534 Nantwich Road near Crewe Station from November 8 until November 9 Crewe: Roadworks and road clousre on Stewart Street near junction with Victoria Avenue from November 10 until November 30 Crewe: Sydney Road and Lime Tree Avenue closed around railway bridge until May 2019 Crewe: Carriageway incursion on A532 West Street in Crewe from November 2 until November 12 Crewe: Roadworks and road closure around the railway bridge on Wistaston Road from September 20 until November 11 Eaton: Roadworks and multi-way traffic lights on A536 Macclesfield Road from November 5 until November 16 at junction with Moss Lane, road closures on Moss Lane until November 16 Hough: Two way traffic signals on Cobbs Lane near Ellesmere Farm until November 5 Nantwich: Road closure on A529 Broad Lane near 30a on November 6 Nantwich: Two way traffic signals on A529 Broad Lane in Batherton from November 7 until November 13 Nantwich: Stop/go boards on Cronkinson Avenue, Blankey Avenue and Cronkinson Oak from November 5 until November 9 Nantwich: Stop/go boards on Edmund Wright Way from September 28 until November 16 Nantwich: Give and take traffic control on Queens Drive from November 5 until November 6 Rode Heath: Two way signals on A533 Sandbach Road from November 2 until November 6 Sandbach: Give and take traffic control on Abbey Road from November 1 until November 5 Sandbach: Carriageway incursion on A534 Congleton Road near number 17 from November 7 until November 9 Scholar Green: Carriageway incursion on A34 Congleton Road North until November 8 Shavington: Stop/go boards on Ashcroft Avenue near Greenfield Avenue from November 2 until November 5 Shavington: Two way traffic signals on Rope Lane from October 29 until November 5 Shavington-Cum-Gresty: Two way signals on Gresty Lane from November 1 until November 7 Spen Green: Stop/go boards on Childs Lane near Trap house on November 6 Walgherton: Two way signals on Back Lane from November 8 until November 10 Walgherton: Two way signals on B5071 Wybunbury from November 8 until November 10 Wells Green: Road closure on Gresty Lane on November 11 Wells Green: Multi-way signals on Rope Lane near junction with Crewe Road from November 6 until November 8 Wildboarclough: A54 Buxton Road closed in both directions until November 4. Willaston: Carriageway incursion on Cheerbrook Road from November 5 until November 16 Willaston: Roadworks and lane closures on A543 Crewe Road/A51 Nantwich bypass from October 8 until November 7 Winterley: Two way signals near on Crewe Road Yew Tree Barn from October 30 until November 5 Wistaston: Two way signals on Church Lane near new building site from November 9 until November 13 Wistaston: Carriageway incursions on A534 Crewe Road outside number 441 from November 7 until November 9 Wrinehill: Two way signals on Checkley Lane from November 5 until November 8 Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.last_img read more

Sloth Kong Reigns Costa Rica conquers Group of Champions

first_imgRelated posts:Can Costa Rica defy the odds and conquer Group D (or at least score a goal)? Despite upset, Costa Rica still getting no respect from oddsmakers against Italy The Sloth Kong dance Underdogs no more: Costa Rica seen as favorites against Greece Sloth Kong and Costa Rica conquer Group D, and the three former World Cup champions they faced in Brazil. The Ticos’ next goal: Reach the quarterfinals for the first time in their history. Time for a brief moment of relaxation — with a special product from Uruguay (legal marijuana), Italy (pizza) and England (the Queen’s crown) — before Sloth Kong prepares to scale Mount Olympus.See our full Sloth Kong series:Costa Rica vs. UruguayCosta Rica vs. ItalyCosta Rica vs. EnglandCosta Rica vs. GreeceCosta Rica vs. the Netherlands 1Costa Rica vs. the Netherlands 2Sloth Kong says, “Thank you, La Sele” Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Casa Presidencial flies provincial flags

first_imgPresident Luis Guillermo Solís really likes flags. Casa Presidencial announced that alongside the Costa Rican national tricolor, the seven flags of the country’s provinces also will fly over the president’s offices in Zapote, a southeastern district of the capital. Casa Presidencial said the provincial flags would stay up for the entirety of his four-year term.“After having the flags of the Central American nations to honor our independence and that of the region, it is now time to place the flags that represent the territories that make up the Costa Rican homeland, since attending to the needs of these territories is the end goal, our principle cause as the government,” Solís said.In addition to the Central American flags, Solís also raised the LGBT rainbow flag at Casa Presidencial in May, in what was likely the first time such an event has happened in Latin America. Facebook Comments Related posts:Obama announces members of US delegation who will attend Luis Guillermo Solís inauguration Pope Francis tells bishops that clergy abuse must not be repeated Chile court orders Pablo Neruda’s remains returned to his tomb Costa Rica ‘cautiously’ rejoins SICAlast_img read more

VIDEO AZs Back To Myself filmed in Costa Rica makes the rounds

first_imgThe video opens with a drone shot over Costa Rica’s pristine Manuel Antonio beach on the Pacific coast and quickly cuts to a stack of Costa Rican colones as AZ’s trademark cigar burns next to a Jacuzzi.Who’d have ever thought after 20 years, I’d still be here. … I shoulda signed to Def Jam in ’97…Looking back, it seems life hasn’t been all that bad for legendary Brooklyn emcee AZ. As we reported back in August, AZ came to Costa Rica to film the video for his new single “Back To Myself” with guest artist SoShy, ahead of the 20-year anniversary release of his forthcoming album “Doe or Die, Vol. 2.”Directed by Alexander Berberich, the “Back To Myself” video cuts between Manuel Antonio, San José’s Parque Morazán and a mansion in the hills. It’s an appropriate setting for the introspective 43-year-old AZ, who in addition to working on “Doe or Die, Vol. 2” has launched an online store and released his new memoir, “Jewels, Gems & Treasures.” From left, Pete Oakley, AZ and Alexander Berberich shoot “Back To Myself” in San José’s Parque Morazán last August. The video debuted earlier this month. Alberto Font/The Tico TimesAZ has promised us he’ll be back in Costa Rica in 2016, hopefully around the time “Doe or Die 2” drops. In the meantime, check out his new online store, and of course, his new video, pura vida-style. Leave us your comments below. Facebook Comments Related posts:New York hip-hop legend AZ gets ‘back to himself’ in new video filmed in Costa Rica A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg dies at 45 Mathematics tracks the hip-hop ‘revolution’ Radiohead announces 2016 world tour ahead of possible new albumlast_img read more

Hong Kong Airlines partners with Alitrip and UUYOYOcom

first_img Alitrip Online Travel Platformclick here Hong Kong Airlinesbook and fly here Source = Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong Airlines Partners with Alitrip and UUYOYO.comHong Kong Airlines partners with Alitrip and UUYOYO.comHong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed Skytrax 4-star airline yesterday announced a joint-promotion with China’s leading online travel platforms – Alitrip and UUYOYO.com to launch a series of travel products, revealing the charm of Hong Kong. Joining hands with Hong Kong Disneyland, T Galleria and HK Outlets, Hong Kong Airlines and the online travel platforms aim to promote Hong Kong tourism, attracting more Chinese tourists to experience the beauty of Hong Kong and Macau.In the past two decades, China’s outbound tourism market has been growing rapidly. Since its first record in 1998, statistics have showed that the number of Chinese tourists traveling abroad has increased over 10 times, from 8.43 million to over 100 million in 2004, in which 65% traveled to Hong Kong/Macau. Popularity of Hong Kong as their destinations among Chinese tourists is beyond doubt. To further showcase the glamour of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Airlines joins forces with Alitrip and UUYOYO.COM to launch a special travel product – “Charismatic Hong Kong – 5d4n Hong Kong/Hong Kong & Macau Tour” (“Charismatic Hong Kong”), bringing them the most fascinating travel experience in Hong Kong.“Charismatic Hong Kong” is the fruit of joint efforts by four well-known enterprises – Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Disneyland, T Galleria and HK Outlets. Travelers can experience the realHong Kong from the airlines’ quality services and have extra fun in Hong Kong Disneyland’s new attractions celebrating its 10th anniversary. All tourists joining the tour will receive a scarf from international top brand (valued RMB$3000 or above) and exquisite cosmetics gift pack from T Galleria. The travel package is now exclusively available for pre-sale on Alitrip website. Users simply have to pay a deposit of RMB$299 to book, and settle the balance on or before 11 November to complete the payment.And to welcome the famous shopping fest in Mainland China “11·11″, Hong Kong Airlines is rolling out a series of attractive promotions on Alitrip starting from yesterday. From 15 October to 11 November, air ticket auctions will take place 6 times a day, attracting all Chinese netizens to fight for RMB$1* one-way air ticket from Hangzhou to Hong Kong. On the other hand, Hong Kong Airlines is extending the sales platforms of AIRPASS from official website and mobile APP, to Alitrip online platform exclusively from 11 November to 11 December. It offers various combinations in either four or six sets of Economy Class to be used within 6 months, starting from 1 January to 30 June 2016#. The minimum price of 6 sets of one-way Alitrip AIRPASS between Huanan region (Fuzhou and Sanya) and Hong Kong is just as low as RMB$2400, which means it is RMB$400 per set only.Mr. Li Dianchun, Commercial Director of Hong Kong Airlines, said over the press conference, “Development of aviation and tourism are complementary. As a Hong Kong-based airline, Hong Kong Airlines adheres to the concept of ‘Fresh and Very Hong Kong’, and is committed to provide quality service which best shown the beauty of Hong Kong. By cooperating with Mainland enterprises, we are dedicated to offering passengers with an extraordinary flight experience, promoting the long-term development of Hong Kong and Macau tourism. With our attentive service and professional fleet, we strive to expand the route network and fleet size, bringing more passengers to Hong Kong and contributing more to the industry.”*Tax and fuel surcharges not included. Travel period is available between 1 December 2015 and 15 January 2016 (Excluding 31 December 2015 -1 January 2016).# Blackout departure dates include 30 January – 21 February 2016.last_img read more

The soon to be 30year old ran for a careerlow 66

first_imgThe soon to be 30-year old ran for a career-low 663 yards with the Jets last season, though he averaged a respectable 4.3 yards per carry on a bad Jets team.He only started six of 16 games, which left some to believe that Johnson’s NFL days were numbered. The Cardinals didn’t think so, and their belief in Johnson put them in a strong position should Ellington get injured, which he has.Last week, Johnson ran for 37 yards on 10 carries in the Cardinals opening day 31-19 win over the New Orleans Saints, but Palmer feels like his numbers could be much higher if he gets the bulk amount of carries.“I think more than anything he just needs the ball in his hands and the opportunity to break tackles,” Palmer said. “We saw in Denver, as the game went on and his carries went up he got better each carry.“I am looking forward to that the most. I think practice is great, but he is one of those guys that the longer you feed him, and the more opportunities he gets, the better the chances are he rips one off for 30 or 60 yards.” Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Next man up.It’s been the mantra of the Arizona Cardinals ever since Bruce Arians took over at the helm in 2013.The Cardinals took that to heart last season, taking hits at key positions such as quarterback, running back and on the defensive front seven, going down to the third and even fourth guy on the depth chart.This season, the team has already seen a couple of key injuries on the offensive side of the football in losing wide receiver Michael Floyd for all of training camp, though he is now healthy and played a small role in last week’s game, and offensive lineman Mike Iupati who has been out with a knee injury. The newest member to the Cardinals injury report is running back Andre Ellington, who is expected to miss no more than three weeks with a mild sprain of the PCL. Ellington has not been ruled out this week, though it remains unlikely he will play against the Chicago Bears.That leaves running back Chris Johnson as the “next man up”, which has quarterback Carson Palmer excited to see what the veteran back has left in the tank.“I think more than anything and this isn’t a knock on Andre (Ellington) at all because I love Andre and he’s a fantastic player,” Palmer said. “But I can’t wait to see Chris (Johnson) run the ball.”Johnson is a three-time Pro Bowler and was named the NFL AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2009 while playing with the Tennessee Titans.That was the year that Johnson ran for 2,006 yards, nearly breaking the NFL single-season rushing record.He has ran for 8,665 yards overall through his seven-year career with the Titans and New York Jets, giving him credibility in the locker room that Johnson can do the job while Ellington remains out.“He’s studied so hard and is so smart and has picked up protections since day one that I think a bigger thing for him is getting the football in his hands,” Palmer said. “Obviously practice is big for everybody, he is one of those veterans that doesn’t have to practice. He’s really smart, he gets it, understands protections and understands what the offensive line is trying to do.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

AN APT FAVOURITE Rockies Odyssey Alaska Cruise

first_imgAN APT FAVOURITE: Rockies Odyssey & Alaska CruiseReturn from Vancouver, the Rockies Odyssey & Alaska Cruise holiday covers all those quintessential Canadian icons: a rail journey between the massive peaks of the Canadian Rockies, two nights at the ‘Jewel of the Rockies’ and a cruise through the Inside Passage featuring Glacier Bay. GoldLeaf Service on the Rocky Mountaineer and a guaranteed Lakeview Room at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise are just a few other ways that APT proves it understands what it means to indulge.Travel east on the Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf Service, taking in panoramic views of the Coast Mountains, Hell’s Gate and the Spiral Tunnels from your bi-level glass-dome carriage. Enjoy the freedom to choose how you spend your holiday in Banff, Jasper and Whistler with Freedom of Choice sightseeing and dining inclusions.On the Rockies Odyssey & Alaska Cruise journey, visit The Butchart Gardens before hours and dine in the original Butchart residence; head to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park for breakfast before the crowds arrive; and discover the natural history of Lake Louise with an expert Mountain Heritage Guide, among other APT Signature Experiences.Go back to the enewsletter Go back to the enewsletterClick the cover to view the e-brochureAPT has launched its 2020 Canada & Alaska featuring USA Pre-Release brochure.To celebrate the launch, APT have put together some savings. Book by 23 May 2019 and take advantage of Superdeals like Companion Fly Free including taxes. This deal is available on selected itineraries across many of APT’s 2020 departures. There’s also a Bonus Early Bird Payment Discount of $600 per couple.Other Superdeals include Fly Premium Economy from $2,595 and Fly Business Class from $5,995.All taken care of and all-inspiring, APT’s most popular itineraries are back for 2020. These holidays include explorations of both the east and west sides of Canada, a cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage and those must-see cities of the USA.last_img read more

Dublin from £26 The Six Nations kicks off this mon

first_imgDublin from £26The Six Nations kicks off this month, and there’s no better place to enjoy the atmosphere of a big rugby match than in Ireland’s buzzing capital. Those who prefer shopping will not be disappointed either, with world class outlets in abundance and quirky boutique shops dotted around the city’s quaint cobbled lanes. Find flights to DublinFaro from £45Keen golfers may want to work on their swing before the golfing season in the UK kicks back off, and Europe’s golfing epicentre is undoubtedly in the area surrounding Faro on Portugal’s Algarve coast. Coupled with spectacular beaches, luxurious shopping malls and gourmet food, Faro is the ideal destination for an indulgent February break. Find flights to FaroParis from £52Valentine’s day is approaching, so it seemed appropriate to highlight Europe’s most romantic city, Paris. Home to some of the world’s finest art and gourmet food, the City of Light shines in the late winter sun and is often quieter than during the peak of the summer season – ideal for strolling around attractions such as Musée du Louvre and Notre Dame. Find flights to ParisReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedSkyscanner reveals most popular Easter 2009 holiday destinationsSkyscanner reveals most popular Easter 2009 holiday destinationsBargains of the Week: Nice | Innsbruck | FaroSam Baldwin, uses Skyscanner’s popular “cheap flights from the UK to Everywhere” search featureBargains of the week: Berlin | Faro | BarcelonaBargains of the week: Berlin | Faro | Barcelona Three very different destinations in our bargains this week – whether you’re looking for sun, a city break or a spot of golf, you’ll find what you’re looking for.last_img read more

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