The Finnish city of Lahti is the winner of the European Commission’s European Green Capital Award for 2021. The title of European Green Leaf 2020 for smaller cities goes to the Irish city of Limerick and Belgian city of Mechelen. Karmenu Vella, the EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, awarded these prestigious titles at the official awards ceremony today in Oslo, Norway – the current European Green Capital.The Green City AwardsApart from the title, Lahti receives a €350k financial incentive from the European Commission to kick-start its European Green Capital year.Commissioner Vella said: I congratulate Lahti for winning this tough competition at such a pivotal time for our planet. The European Green Capital 2021 title brings a lot of responsibility to be a strong role model for cities across Europe, as we all work together to preserve and restore our planet and tackle climate change. Lahti has the environmental credibility and passion to embrace that responsibility and be an inspiring international leader. I also congratulate Lille and Strasbourg, for getting this far in the competition – I wish you well in your continuous sustainable journey to make your cities fit for life.”The awarding of the 2021 European Green Capital Award to Lahti was a unanimous decision by the international Jury.The Jury said that green cities are healthier and happier places for people to grow, live and work in, and for visitors too. All finalists have shown that the green transition is affordable for all and results in more socially inclusive and connected cities.A huge congratulations to our 2021 European Green Capital Award Winner #Lahti @GreenLahti2021 @LahdenKaupunki of Finland @FinPermRepEU @FinGovernment ????? #EGCA2021 #EGCA pic.twitter.com/h1Q2OuciGM— EU Green Capital (@EU_GreenCapital) June 21, 2019They also demonstrated that the behavioural changes required to be a sustainable city is becoming the norm for their citizens, businesses and decision makers. The winning cities are eager to demonstrate to all cities in Europe, frontrunners or not, that they can achieve meaningful and measurable progress in their journey to sustainable development.Lahti is particularly strong in the fields of air quality, waste, green growth and eco-innovation, as well as governance.The central theme and vision for Lahti’s 2018 city strategy are “Bold Environmental City”. It brings together several programmes and plans including those focusing on the smart, clean and circular economy, mobility, environment, energy, urban regeneration and citizen science.As a pioneer in air quality, the city set out an air quality plan in 1997, which has led to a major drop in emissions since. Engaging local businesses in air quality monitoring, and additional air quality regulations the city has established on its own particularly impressed the jury.The city has a clear vision for green growth and eco-innovation. The Lake Vesijärvi and the Grassroot projects, for example, promote the reuse and sharing of public spaces in the city, making these spaces available to rent. These kinds of provocative ideas can lead to exciting new projects with strong citizen involvement.In Lahti, 99% of people live within 300 metres of green urban areas. The city enables its inhabitants to enjoy nature in many different ways, offering leisure activities such as skiing, fishing and wild berry and mushroom picking.Lahti demonstrated a high-quality waste system, with a strong and impressive selection of treatment infrastructure servicing the city, including biogas gasification, a power plant and sorting plants. The city has co?located facilities which exchange energy and materials resources in a symbiotic relationship. This is an impressive example of industrial symbiosis.Joint European Green Leaf 2020 winner, Limerick, was commended for its ongoing investments leading to improved air quality and noise levels in the city. Limerick is currently transforming itself into Ireland’s first digital city, integrating several public services, creating smart homes and buildings, energy districts and smart neighbourhoods.The city is effectively managing its air quality thanks to the acquisition of particle and gas monitors. Limerick also encourages people to leave their cars at home by providing better cycling, walking and public transport infrastructure with the aim of reducing transport emissions. Limerick was also recognised for its development of noise maps and action plans, updated every five years, continuously monitoring the acoustic environment, analysing trends, and assessing the effectiveness of the actions undertaken.Joint European Green Leaf 2020 winner, Mechelen, was recognised for its dedication to sustainable urban mobility, nature, biodiversity, sustainable land use, and waste and circular economy. Mechelen closely involves citizens in the creation and achievement of the city’s environmental goals. City partners are also involved in smart city development through ‘citylabs’.Mechelen’s approach to biodiversity conservation and sustainable land use management is very coherent and well implemented, with clear objectives in the city’s plans and strategies. The city provides a clear direction for strengthening its green/blue network. Mechelen was also a finalist in last year’s competition, for the European Green Leaf 2019.BackgroundThe European Green Capital Award aims to recognise the environmental achievements of European cities and to inspire others to take positive action in making their cities fit for life.Eleven other cities have won the European Green Capital Award to date: Stockholm (2010), Hamburg (2011), Vitoria-Gasteiz (2012), Nantes (2013), Copenhagen (2014), Bristol (2015), Ljubljana (2016), Essen (2017), Nijmegen (2018), Oslo (2019) and Lisbon (2020). The finalists for the European Green Capital 2021 were Lahti (Finland), Lille and Strasbourg (France).European Green Leaf Awards are given to towns and cities with populations between 20,000 to 100,000 citizens, for their potential to act as a ‘green ambassadors’ for smaller cities.Since its inauguration in 2015, seven other cities have won a European Green Leaf Award so far: Mollèt del Valles, Spain and Torres Vedras, Portugal (2015); Galway, Ireland (2017); Leuven, Belgium, and Växjö, Sweden (2018); and Cornellà de Llobregat, Spain, and Horst aan de Maas, the Netherlands (2019).The finalists for the European Green Leaf 2020 were Lappeenranta (Finland), Limerick (Ireland) and Mechelen (Belgium).If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCocking read more
A driver of Department of Health vehicle lost control and veered off the road yesterday (Wednesday) near Roosboom.The vehicle was travelling from Ladysmith towards Estcourt on the R103 when the accident occurred.It is alleged that the driver was trying to overtake a vehicle when the driver of another vehicle in front also decided to do the same.She avoided that vehicle by applying brakes but veered off the road on the opposite side. There were 4 occupants in the vehicle at the time of the accident and no injuries were sustained.RTI, Fire and Emergency Services and police responded to the scene.For the latest news visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite read more
Last year Broadcom, a chipmaker, raised eyebrows when it acquired CA Technologies, an enterprise software company with a broad portfolio of products, including a sizable mainframe software tools business. It paid close to $19 billion for the privilege.Then last week, the company opened up its wallet again and forked over $10.7 billion for Symantec’s enterprise security business. That’s almost $30 billion for two aging enterprise software companies. There has to be some sound strategy behind these purchases, right? Maybe.Here’s the thing about older software companies. They may not out-innovate the competition anymore, but what they have going for them is a backlog of licensing revenue that appears to have value. read more
As a result of continued high fuel prices Singapore Airlines has announced they will be increasing their fuel surcharge for tickets issued on or after 8 March 2012.According to Singapore Airlines jet fuel prices are increasing and fuel currently accounts for 40 percent of the carriers Group expenditure.The new fuel surcharge levels in the table below will apply to both Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights. The increases represent an increase between USD2 and USD28 per sector, depending on the distance and class of travel. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P Singapore Airlines to increase fuel surcharges read more
Source = Tourism and Events Queensland www.tropicalnorthqueensland.org.auSix degrees of paradise in Tropical North QueenslandTropical North Queensland will inspire travellers from all walks of life to find their paradise as part of a new winter campaign in market this week.Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ), in partnership with Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ), launched the Find Your Paradise campaign which targets interstate and intrastate travellers.The campaign, with a strong digital focus, identifies six different types of traveller defined by personal interests and likes ranging from action and adventure to luxury getaways and more.Find Your Paradise uses the online environment to match people with their most desirable form of holiday and tailors a package to suit their interests.Tourism and Events Queensland Chief Executive Leanne Coddington said the campaign was designed to entice all types of travellers by showcasing the diverse range of experiences the region offers.“The Find Your Paradise campaign is a refreshingly new and authentic perspective on travelling to Tropical North Queensland,” Ms Coddington said.“The campaign features strong visuals, great personalised deals and airfares along with shareable stories aimed at inspiring southerners to head north for the winter.”TTNQ Chief Executive Alex de Waal said the beauty of Tropical North Queensland meant there was an experience to suit every personality.“Our dual World Heritage areas of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest can be enjoyed by all types of travellers while the Outback is accessible in a matter of hours,” he said.“Whether you like to relax into the easy going Tropical North Queensland lifestyle, discover new adventures or tick off as many sightseeing boxes as you can, there is a way to Find Your Paradise in Tropical North Queensland for everyone.”Digital and social media activity is a key driver of the campaign with the ability for content and deals to be tailored around the individual user’s interests.Find Your Paradise will showcase the region’s biggest drawcards from the Great Barrier Reef, the ancient rainforests, outdoor adventure activities, tropical lifestyle and culture and indigenous culture. Find your Queensland paradise read more
New First ClassOman Air wins two TheDesignAir Awards 2018Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has won two prestigious design awards – best New First Class 2018 and Best New Lounge 2018 in TheDesignAir Awards 2018.TheDesignAir Awards have been running for six years and celebrates the very best in aviation design across the globe. The judging panel, made up of eight aviation and design experts, awarded Oman Air with the accolades following the unveiling of the new lounge at Muscat Airport and the launch of the three-class Dreamliner earlier this year. The award acknowledges the carrier’s commitment to offering the very best in design and customer experience to its guests.Oman Air CEO, Eng. Abdulaziz Al Raisi, said “Oman has such a rich heritage and inspires us through design and also an inherent sense of hospitality and service. It is a great honour to receive such positive feedback from our guests and industry experts alike.”Xia Cai, Senior Vice President of Guest Experience & Branding, said “We are delighted to be recognised as the leading airline in design. Oman Air’s guest experience, brand, and product development teams worked collaboratively to create our bespoke First Class cabin and lounge offerings, and we were delighted with the results.”Saleem Amanulla, Vice President, Airport Operations, Oman Air said: “It is indeed an honour to be recognised with a design award for our lounges at the new passenger terminal. We have integrated in the design element of the premium lounges the influence of the desert and mountains found in Oman and this inspiration has produced a beautiful area for guests to relax before boarding. Apart from receving appreciation from our guests, such awards are also hugely motivating.”Jonny Clark, founder of TheDesignAir, said, “Oman Air has long been on our radar as a leading carrier in the Middle East. With these two new leading products, the airline has reaffirmed its position as a design-led airline with a focus on the passenger experience. These culturally sensitive, delightful products on the ground and in the air bring design touches that truly represent Oman’s rich and diverse culture. Onboard the new First Class suites are elegant, refined and paired back, while the lounge in Muscat’s new terminal are rich, luxurious and intricately detailed, creating an opulent space to relax between flights.”For further information visit: www.omanair.comSource = Oman Air read more
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite One of Mr Wilson’s friends, Stef Bedser, noticed that his dog was not looking well. The dog then started choking. Acting on instinct, Mr Bedser put his finger down the dog’s throat to dislodge whatever was stuck there. He dug out a black disc-like object and noticed that the dog’s tongue had turned purple. Even when the black matter had been removed, the dog continued choking. They immediately phoned the vet in Estcourt to make an appointment.They first dropped Mr Wilson and his dog off at home in Ladysmith, and then rushed to the vet in Estcourt. A while after they had left, Mr Wilson noticed that his dog was also behaving strangely. The dog started vomiting and Mr Wilson immediately gave it milk to drink. That did not help, and the dog then started having convulsions.At 6.30pm, poor Teddy died due to poisoning. The vet confirmed to Mr Bedser that the dogs had been poisoned and that he had encountered many cases where people had brought their dogs to him after visiting the monuments.“We are devastated! How could people be so cruel as to leave poison where there are animals and small children?” said Mr Wilson. He added that there are no signs anywhere stating that animals are not allowed. 76-year-old Darby Wilson is devastated after his best friend Teddy, a Wire-Haired Terrier, was poisoned to death on Sunday afternoon.Mr Wilson, together with friends, took a drive to look at the monuments situated on the outskirts of Ladysmith. He decided to take Teddy with him, and one of his friends decided to also take his dog.When they reached the monuments, they allowed the dogs to wander around while they enjoyed the scenery. read more
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Colenso police combined their recent station meeting with a team-building effort aimed at becoming a better crime-fighting unit.The station commander started the meeting with a short team-building exercise during which the message was brought across that the officers should not compete with one another but rather combine their efforts in order to have a greater impact on crime, be a better winning team, and enhance service delivery to their external and internal clients. Commenting on the success of the event, acting station commander Captain Desré Heunis said, “We are grateful to God for the positive response by our Colenso SAPS members and employees regarding the attendance of the station meeting. Members who were working night shift the night before, who were on rest days and even who were on vacation leave attended our station meeting.”The meeting ended off with a pap ‘n wors braai, after which the officers returned to their duties in a more positive frame of mind. In closing the event, Captain Heunis shared these sentiments, “May God bless the Colenso SAPS employees and our Ladysmith Cluster, and may He watch over our little ‘city’ of Colenso.” read more
Winners in the sixth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the awards programme to recognise innovation in business throughout the entire Asia-Pacific region, were announced.Among the winners of the 2019 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are 18 organisations in India. In total, they’ll receive 43 Stevie Awards: 10 Gold Stevies, 19 Silver and 14 Bronze. This high number of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevies is evidence of the great performance of organisations in India.Among this year’s Gold Stevie winners in India are Cisco Systems India Private Ltd, Datamatics Global Services Ltd, Dell Technologies Ltd, eClerx Services Ltd, Future Generali India Insurance Company Ltd, HP Inc., iMerit Technology Services and Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.The Stevie Awards are considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in the workplace over the past 17 years in programmes such as The International Business Awards and The American Business Awards. The name Stevie is derived from the Greek word for ‘crowned’.The 2019 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards have recognized organisations in 16 markets including Australia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the U.S.A., and Vietnam. More than 900 nominations about innovative achievements in the 29-nation APAC region were considered by the judges this year in categories such as Award for Excellence in Innovation in Products & Services, Award for Innovative Management and Award for Innovation in Corporate Websites, among many others.Among the top overall winners are PT Petrokimia Gresik (Indonesia) with eight Gold, nine Silver and 15 Bronze Stevie Awards and SM Supermalls (Philippines) with three Gold, 25 Silver and 20 Bronze Stevie wins.Stevie winners will be presented their awards at a gala banquet at the InterContinental Hotel in Singapore on May 31.“We extend our warmest congratulations to all of this year’s Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners and look forward to celebrating their achievements in Singapore in May,” said Michael Gallagher, Founder and President of the Stevie Awards. read more
Are Mortgage Rates Back on a Downward Trend? in Daily Dose, News It has been said that what goes up must come down, and the latest trajectory of mortgage rates seem to be proving that theory correct.According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) for the week ending on January 12, 2017, the rate for the average 30-year FRM fell for the second straight week down to 4.12 percent—a decline of eight basis points. The average 15-year FRM rate declined by seven basis points down to 3.37 percent for the week.The PMMS for the week ending January 12 was the first to reflect the results of the December employment situation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics which reported a less-than-expected 156,000 jobs added during the month, wage growth of 10 cents over-the-month and 2.9 percent over-the-year.“After absorbing a mixed December jobs report; the 10-year Treasury yield fell 8 basis points. The 30-year mortgage rate moved in tandem with Treasury yields falling 8 basis points to 4.12 percent, the second decline since the presidential election,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sean Becketti said. “The December jobs report showed 156,000 jobs added, barely meeting many experts’ expectations, while wage growth was at the high end of expectations at 0.4 percent. If strong wage gains persist, they may push inflation and interest rates higher.”For the week ending January 5, the first PMMS of 2017, the average 30-year FRM rate dropped by 12 basis points after reaching a two-year high of 4.32 percent the previous week. The January 5 decline reversed a trend of eight consecutive weeks of increases.What will be the path going forward? It has been widely forecasted in the industry that the average 30-year FRM would not get much higher than 4.5 percent, or 5 percent at the highest, during 2017. Are two weeks of declines after eight consecutive weeks of increases a trend in the making?In its Winter 2017 Housing and Mortgage Market Review, Arch Mortgage Insurance predicted that rates would rise by half a percentage point per year over the next several years, which they expect will result in a decline in total originations due to lessening demand for refinances; a longer loan life for those loans with lower mortgage rates, which is expected to adversely affect lenders’ interest-rate spread income; and fewer trade-up home sales, since borrowers with low rates have an incentive to upgrade their home by using a second lien rather than sell their home and buy another one at a higher rate.Keith Gumbinger, VP of HSH.com, stated, “The small decline was consistent with my overall expectations. I think we are probably close to the bottom of a working range at the moment with limited additional downside for rates unless we start to see some economic softening (whether here or abroad). It seems to me that the recent decline may be reflective of a lessening of the investor exuberance that occurred post-election, as the difficulty of effecting meaningful change in a fractious political environment may be starting to be seen.” Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey Mortgage Rates 2017-01-12 Seth Welborn January 12, 2017 1,214 Views Share read more
in Headlines, News, Origination Home Point Financial Appoints New Correspondent Lending Managers Michigan-based Home Point Financial, a national multi-channel mortgage originator and servicer, has announced the appointment of Joe Griffin and Lynn Collins as Correspondent Institutions Managers to help enhance its forward-looking comprehensive services to its delegated correspondent clients.Griffin comes to Home Point Financial with more than 20 years’ experience in the mortgage industry. He joins the company from First Community Mortgage, where he directed the correspondent lending channel. In his new role, Griffin will represent the Institutions Group in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Collins, who will manage the East Texas and Louisiana regions, joins the Home Point team from LenderLive Network. She has more than 10 years’ experience in correspondent lending, with previously held positions at Stonegate Mortgage and US Bank Home Mortgage.“Joe and Lynn are talented mortgage professionals, and I’m pleased to welcome them to our Institutions Group,” Steve Landes, Senior Managing Director–Correspondent Division, said. “They understand our commitment to our clients and share our ‘We Care’ philosophy.”“Home Point’s Institutions Group is known for providing forward-looking, comprehensive services to their delegated correspondent clients,” said Griffin. Added Collins, “Home Point’s approach to serving correspondent lenders is among the most client-centric in the mortgage industry. I look forward to leveraging my experience to help grow the team.”With the goal of providing a superior customer experience, Home Point has an innovative approach to lending, focusing on speed, quality, and consistency for customers and partners. Home Point’s operating philosophy is defined by the simple but very impactful statement “We Care.” Located in Ann Arbor, MI, Home Point Financial is a subsidiary of Home Point Capital LP, a financial services holding company founded in 2014 and owned by members of management and by investment funds managed by Stone Point Capital LLC. June 1, 2018 613 Views Correspondent Lending home point financial Institution Lending Wholesale 2018-06-01 Radhika Ojha Share read more
– USC vs. Alabama (at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas)– Notre Dame at Texas– UCLA at Texas A&M– LSU vs. Wisconsin (at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin)– Georgia vs. North Carolina (at Georgia Dome, Atlanta)– Clemson at Auburn– Oklahoma vs. Houston (at NRG Stadium, Houston)– Missouri at West Virginia– BYU vs. Arizona (at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.)In total, that’s 10 games worthy of wire-to-wire viewing, and on top of that, Florida State and Ole Miss will play in Orlando on Labor Day night Sept. 5, and the Tennessee-Virginia Tech Battle at Bristol follows on Sept. 10. The USC-Alabama clash pit teams that 1,655 all-time victories, 66 conference championships and 28 national titles, and Notre Dame-Texas follows with 1,762 wins, 17 national titles and 1,453 weeks in the AP poll.It’s all too much, really.Now consider that the 2010 season opened with a whopping two ranked vs. ranked games total on opening Saturday – No. 6 TCU vs. No. 24 Oregon State and No. 21 LSU vs. No. 18 North Carolina.Now, if only the 2016 college football opening day wasn’t 65 weeks away. On Thursday, Boston College and Georgia Tech joined in college football’s newest tradition – playing a game in Ireland. The Eagles and Jackets will face off at Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Sept. 3, 2016, in the same stadium Notre Dame and Navy kicked off the 2012 season. Penn State and Central Florida opened the 2014 season at Dublin’s Croke Park.Boston College and Georgia Tech have also joined in another excellent college football tradition: amazing opening days. With a 7:30 am ET kick, the schools will lift the lid on one of the best regular season days in recent college football memory.Below is a list of games slated for Sept. 3, 2016: AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix read more
On Friday 28th September, the Vanuatu Tourism Office (VTO) handed over a dozen t-shirts and destination brochures and maps to students and teachers of Central School – pictured with VTO Information, Research and Data Manager Sebastien Bador.The shirts will be worn during an important Students International “Survival From Disasters” World Tsunami Summit which will take place in Japan at the Wakayama prefecture, next month October.During the handing over ceremony, Mr Bador remarked, “Tsunamis as well as all other natural disasters that we face here in Vanuatu, can impact negatively on a tourism destination and with efforts to raise awareness for preparation, undertaken by the Government, organizations, and even schools such as Central School, it is important that together we support such a cause to keep our families, communities and destination safe”.Mr Bador further added, “The support that the VTO is providing will enhance this awareness through the participation of our young students representing Vanuatu at the summit. We wish them all the best and thank the school for taking the initiative to share Vanuatu’s experience, as well as promote how great and beautiful our Vanuatu is to the world”.Central School Guidance Counsellor Mr Kalo Dick Mariki, who will be with the students at the Summit said, “This is the 2nd invitation which we’ve received from Japan, and we want to take advantage of the opportunity share about our school’s experience on how natural disasters are being handled here as well as be able to promote our country as a great tourist destination – so thank you VTO for collaborating with us”.In closing Mr George Willietien, the Deputy Principal for Central School, thanked the VTO for their support on behalf of Central School Council, teachers, and students.The post VTO donates “2018 October – World Tsunami Summit” tshirts to Central School appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Blog read more
Go back to the enewsletterAs Qantas prepares for the retirement of its stalwart Boeing 747 aircraft from its fleet, the Australian carrier has outlined a series of domestic services that guests will be able to book as part of the jumbo’s swansong.The Boeing 747, also known as the Queen of the Skies, has been an integral part of the Qantas fleet for almost 50 years. But as Qantas takes delivery of the next-generation of long-haul aircraft, the 747s are set to leave its fleet by the end of 2020.“The 747 has a special place in the hearts of many passengers and we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be operating a number of domestic services between November and February 2020, giving customers the opportunity to fly on the jumbo without the need for a passport,” Qantas said.The upcoming domestic Boeing 747 services scheduled are:SYD-BNE QF524 9 Nov 2019SYD-ADL QF743 23 Nov 2019SYD-MEL QF417 31 Dec 2019SYD-MEL QF439 15 Feb 2020BNE-SYD QF529 11 Nov 2019ADL-SYD QF736 25 Nov 2019MEL-SYD QF438 1 Jan 2020MEL-SYD QF400 17 Feb 2020Go back to the enewsletter read more
OlderNobu Hotel Barcelona prepares for September opening with Dubey appointment NewerLNER prepares for Azuma launch with historic showcase Caribbean Airlines has launched a new mobile app.The app is designed for use by iOS and Android devices and features an array of tools to enhance the customers’ travel experience.It is available for download from the Google Play Store or the Apple App store. The new app enables customers to use their mobile devices to book flights to all destinations serviced by Caribbean Airlines and the carrier’s interline partners, pay for Caribbean Plus seats or extra baggage and check-in and select seats via an interactive seat map. Guests can also book a domestic flight between Trinidad & Tobago and pay in Trinidad & Tobago dollars.ADVERTISEMENTCaribbean Airlines chief executive, Garvin Medera, stated: “At Caribbean Airlines we are focused on improving our customers’ overall travel experience.“Having all the information and options you need at your fingertips definitely helps – which is why we developed your all-in-one travel partner, the Caribbean Airlines mobile app.“The app makes booking and managing the travel experience easy and dynamic.”The functionality of the Caribbean Airlines app will be rolled out in phases. read more
by The Associated Press Posted Apr 13, 2018 2:10 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 13, 2018 at 2:41 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Huey Lewis and The News has cancelled its 2018 tour while frontman Lewis deals with the sudden loss of his hearing.In a statement released Friday, the band says Lewis lost most of his hearing a few months ago before a show in Dallas and now he “can’t hear music well enough to sing.”Doctors told him he shouldn’t perform until his hearing improves. Lewis suspects he has Meniere’s disease, a disorder of the inner ear.Huey Lewis and The News has sold a combined 15 million albums with “Sports” and “Fore!” The group’s singles include “Power of Love” and “I Want a New Drug.”Lewis says he wants to “sincerely apologize” to fans and concentrate on getting better. He hopes to be able to perform again soon. Huey Lewis, suffering hearing loss, cancels 2018 tour read more
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