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first_imgDestination Holiday and Travel Show , the largest and longest-running tourism fair in the UK, is being held for the 22nd time from 4 to 7 February in London.The Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist Board performs at the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show for the sixth time, and every year, including this year, it performs together with the Split-Dalmatia, Šibenik-Knin, Zadar and Lika-Senj County tourist boards. The joint performance of the tourist boards proved to be very successful and financially acceptable, because it is certainly better to share the costs and be present, than to stay in the office and wait for guests.Photo: Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist BoardIn order for tourists to come to your tourist destination, you must first invite them, and before that you must have quality content. However, at the same and similar fairs, it is important to stand out among the competition and attract attention, so that the trip to the fair would be financially justified. For many years, the British have been the most loyal and numerous guests of both the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and the city of Dubrovnik, and in 2015 they generated over 14% of the total tourist traffic in the County.”Dubrovnik is connected by direct flights to several airports in the UK, and to London throughout the year thanks to British Airways. Visitors from Great Britain are delighted with our offer, and by participating in this fair we would like to thank them for their loyalty and encourage them even more to come again.”- points out Ivona Bilač Nikolić from Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist BoardLast year’s fair was visited by 38.688 visitors, which represents a growth of 3,2% compared to 2014, and in the competition and the fight for the attention of each guest, over 300 exhibitors from around the world are represented.last_img read more

first_imgEILEEN M. (KEARNEY) HORTON Feb. 11, 1930 – April 23, 2020On April 23, 2020, Eileen M. (Kearney) Horton passed away in Kirkland, Washington.Eileen Kearney was born in Portland, Oregon, on February 11, 1930. (Ironically, she shared the same birthday with her grandson, Tim Horton).  Her parents were Maurice (Joe) and Helen Kearney. She had one older brother, Robert (Bob) Kearney and one older sister, Kathleen (Kay) Higgins.In 1933 her family move to Port Orchard, Washington so her father could go to work at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.Eileen attended her early school years in Port Orchard and, for a time, in Bremerton, at Our Lady of Sorrows. She graduated South Kitsap High School in 1948 and went on to attend one year of college at Seattle University.As the serendipitous result of a blind date, she met her future husband, Glen, in August of 1950. They got married on December 1, 1951. Glen passed away in 2011, just a few months shy of their 60th anniversary.In 1956 they moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico – where they spent the next 43 years raising a family, working. and making lifelong friends.In 1999, in order to be closer to their children and grandchildren, they returned to the Northwest and settled in Carnation, Washington.Eileen is survived by her two daughters, Jo Horton and Nancy Horton Hoyt, Nancy’s husband, Mike and their two children, Bryce and Gerilyn, and her son, Jim Horton, his wife Joyce and their son, Tim.During her lifetime she had great fun with her friends and family, traveling, cooking and entertaining. She also got strength from her lifelong affiliation with the Catholic Church.In keeping with her wishes, there will be no funeral service and, at some point in the future, family and friends will gather for a celebration of her life.Needless to say, she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.Memorial contributions in honor of Eileen can be made in her name to Seattle Children’s Hospital.last_img read more

first_imgEast Hampton Library’s 15th annual Authors Night fundraiser was held on Saturday, August 10, at the “555” field in Amagansett. The evening featured 100 authors from a range of genres. Featured authors included the event’s founding Honorary Chair Alec Baldwin, along with an impressive lineup of honorary co-chairs that included Robert Caro, Rosanne Cash, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Candace Bushnell, Douglas Brinkley, and Bridget Moynahan. Additional participating authors included Tom Clavin, Steven Gambrel, Sybille van Kempen, Jamie Brenner, Barbara Kavovit, Holly Peterson, and Jeffrey Sussman, to name a few. Douglas Brinkley Dan Rizzie, Rosanne Cash Dr Ruth Westheimer Alice Harris Alec Baldwin Alec Baldwin Robert Caro Tom Clavin EH Library Director Dennis Fabiszak, Robert Caro Alec Baldwin Car Pelleteri Bridget Moynahan, Candace Bushenll Candace Bushnell Alec Baldwin Share Holly Peterson Alec Badwin Robert Caro Bridget Moynihan and Candace Bushnell Monte Farber & Amy Zernerlast_img read more

first_imgBrendan Clavin was seen on surveillance footage outside of the Riverhead Library Tuesday morning.Update, August 5, 3:57 p.m.: Brendan Clavin has been located and is unharmed, according to Suffolk County police.Originally, August 4, 3:58 p.m.: Police are asking the public’s help in locating a suicidal man last seen in Riverhead Tuesday morning.Brendan Clavin, a 31-year-old homeless man, sent several text messages to his father, making suicidal threats, on Tuesday at about 1 a.m. Police know his whereabouts at about 6:30 a.m., when he was captured on surveillance outside of the Riverhead Library.He was observed wearing tan pants, black tee, light plaid shirt, white shoes, a multicolored bandana, a black backpack as pictured above. He may have suffered self-inflicted cuts on his wrists, according to police.Suffolk County police sent out an alert on behalf of the Southampton Town Police Department late Tuesday afternoon.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Southampton Town Police Department Detective Division at 631-702-2230; the Southampton Town Police TIPS HOTLINE:  631-728-3454 or TIPS E-Mail:  crimetips@southamptontownny.gov.taylor@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgTotal gas sales volume by Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. for the month of May 2013 came to about 1,111.094 million m3, up 7.0% to that in May 2012.In the residential sector, volume totaled 289.015 million m3, up 1.0% from May 2012.In the business sector (consisting of commercial, public, and medical use), volume totaled 181.36 million m3,down 1.1% from May 2012.In the industrial sector, volume totaled 474.978 million m3, up 18.1% from May 2012, due to the development of new demands following the commencement of the new trunk lines and the increased demand for power generation.Volume for wholesale supply to other gas companies totaled 165.741 million m3, down 0.2% from May 2012.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, June 14, 2013last_img read more

first_imgComet Ridge Limited announced the successful completion of a A$9 million placement to institutional and sophisticated investors of 50 million new shares at A$0.18 per share.The Placement was oversubscribed with strong support from existing and several new institutional investors. Net proceeds of the Placement will be used to fund the completion of the Mahalo Project work programme, including work-overs and operations, other portfolio project costs, corporate and technical costs and working capital.Commenting on the outcome of the Placement, Managing Director Tor McCaul said, “We thank our major shareholders for their ongoing support, and we are delighted to welcome new investors to the share register. Following completion of the Placement, we will have approximately A$13 million cash on hand. Our operational focus over the next six months will be to continue pumping operations at the Mahalo and Mira Field Pilots, and to complete the work-over programme outlined in previous Mahalo Project operational update announcements.”Mr McCaul added, “The target of both Mahalo Project pilot schemes is to achieve commercial gas rates from one or more wells leading to conversion of CSG Resources to 2P Reserves, which Comet Ridge is targeting by the first quarter of 2014”.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, July 31, 2013; Image: Comet Ridgelast_img read more

first_imgThis category recognises an innovative approach to the design and engineering of new mobile plant introduced between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020 that meets the specific requirements of the demolition and recycling industries.Submissions should objectively demonstrate what is special or unique about the product and include background product development, the design requirements it had to meet and full product specifications.Please do not include sales brochures or other promotional material as part of the submission.More details of the World Demolition Awards are available from https://www.demolitionsummit.com/awards.htmlYou can download entry form for this specific category at https://www.demolitionsummit.com/assets/wds—awards-entry-form-2020—mi—plant-and-equipment.pdfAlternatively please email steve.ducker@khl.com for a copyThere is no charge for entering the World Demolition Awards and we look forward to hearing from you. The deadline for entries is 30 June.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Terex Corporation receiving the 2019 awardRecent previous winners:2019 Terex Corporation2018 Ferma Corporation2017 Kocurek2016 Liebherr2015 JCB, Coleman & Co (joint winners)The World Demolition Awards are part of the World Demolition Summit, which is organised by Demolition & Recycling International in co-operation with the European Demolition Association and with the support of the National Demolition Association of the USA.This year’s event takes place online on Thursday November 12 at 3pm UK time..The headline sponsor is Volvo Construction Equipment.last_img read more

first_img Spanking has declined in America, study finds, but pediatricians worry about impact of pandemic Published: April 10, 2017 1:04 PM EDT Updated: April 10, 2017 9:55 PM EDT Fort Myers woman, community remember local lives lost to violence on her birthday Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Video of passenger getting dragged off flight sparks uproar Recommended SHARE CHICAGO (AP) Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, but United’s CEO defended his employees, saying they followed proper procedures and had no choice but to call authorities and remove the man.As the flight waited to depart from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, officers could be seen grabbing the screaming man from a window seat, pulling him across the armrest and dragging him down the aisle by his arms. United was trying to make room for four employees of a partner airline on the Sunday evening flight to Louisville, Kentucky.Other passengers on Sunday night’s United Express Flight 3411 are heard saying, “Please, my God,” ”What are you doing?” ”This is wrong,” ”Look at what you did to him” and “Busted his lip.”Passenger Audra D. Bridges posted the video on Facebook. Her husband, Tyler Bridges, said United offered $400 and then $800 vouchers and a hotel stay for volunteers to give up their seats. When no one volunteered, a United manager came on the plane and announced that passengers would be chosen at random.“We almost felt like we were being taken hostage,” Tyler Bridges said. “We were stuck there. You can’t do anything as a traveler. You’re relying on the airline.”Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines’ parent company, apologized first in a written statement and then in a letter to employees Monday evening.Munoz said he was “upset to see and hear about what happened” at O’Hare. He added, however, that the man dragged off the plane had ignored requests by crew members to leave and became “disruptive and belligerent,” making it necessary to call airport police.“Our employees followed established procedures for dealing with situations like this,” Munoz told employees. “While I deeply regret this situation arose, I also emphatically stand behind all of you, and I want to commend you for continuing to go above and beyond to ensure we fly right.”Munoz said that the airline might learn from the experience, and it was continuing to look into the incident.The flight was operated for United by Republic Airline, which United hires to fly United Express flights. Munoz said four Republic employees approached United’s gate agents after the plane was fully loaded and said they needed to board. He said the airline asked for volunteers to give up their seats, and then moved to involuntary bumping, offering up to $1,000 in compensation.The passenger who refused to leave told the manager that he was a doctor who needed to see patients in the morning, Tyler Bridges said.“He was kind of saying that he was being singled out because he’s a Chinese man” when speaking to the manager, who was African-American, Bridges said.“You should know what this is like,” the man said, according to Bridges.The AP was unable to confirm the passenger’s identity.Two officers tried to reason with the man before a third came aboard and pointed at the man “basically saying, ‘Sir, you have to get off the plane,’” Bridges said. That’s when the altercation happened.One officer involved has been placed on leave, the Chicago Aviation Department said.After the passenger was removed, the four airline employees boarded the plane.“People on the plane were letting them have it,” Bridges said. “They were saying, ‘You should be ashamed to work for this company.’”A few minutes after the employees boarded, the man who was removed returned, looking dazed and saying he had to get home, Bridges said.In a video, the man can be seen standing in the aisle near what appears to be the rear of the aircraft. Blood is on his mouth, chin and cheek as he said, “I want to go home.”Officers followed him to the back of the plane. Another man traveling with high school students stood up at that point and said they were getting off the plane, Bridges said.About half of the passengers followed before United told everyone to get off, he said.The man who was originally dragged down the aisle was removed from the plane again, and United employees made an announcement saying they had to “tidy up” the aircraft, Bridges said.Bridges’ wife told him she saw the man taken away on a stretcher, he said.After a three-hour delay the flight took off without the man aboard, Bridges said. A United employee apologized to passengers, he said.Airlines are allowed to sell more tickets than there are seats on the plane, and they routinely overbook flights because some people do not show up.It’s not unusual for airlines to offer travel vouchers to encourage people to give up their seats, and there are no rules for the process. When an airline demands that a passenger give up a seat, the airline is required to pay compensation of double the passenger’s one-way fare, up to $675, if the passenger can be placed on another flight that arrives one to two hours later than the first flight, or four times the ticket price, up to $1,350, for longer delays.When they bump passengers, airlines are required to give those passengers a written description of their compensation rights.United spokesman Charles Hobart declined to say how the airline compensated the passengers who were forced to leave the plane, saying he did not have those details from employees on the scene.Bridges said United should not have boarded the flight if it was overbooked.“The man handled it wrong,” he said. “The police were kind of put in a bad spot. There’s a lot of ways United could have handled it, and that was not one of the good ways.” Author: AP last_img read more

first_imgThe barrister at the centre of a national workplace sexism storm has launched a withering attack on Lord Sumption, accusing the Supreme Court judge of seeking to defend an ‘old boys’ network’ in the law.Calling for the introduction of quotas for silks and the judiciary, Charlotte Proudman says the justice system is suffering because ‘women remain disempowered and distanced from shaping laws that have a direct impact on their lives’.Shadow justice secretary and former lord chancellor Lord Falconer has also criticised Sumption, describing the judge’s reported comments as ‘deeply worrying’. Falconer also suggests the gender gap could be bridged by appointing more solicitors to the bench. Proudman sparked a national debate earlier this month when she published an email conversation between herself and Brown Rudnick partner Alexander Carter-Silk, in which he said: ‘You definitely win the prize for the best Linked in (sic) picture I have ever seen.’She described the email as ‘unacceptable and misogynistic’ and posted the exchange on Twitter.Her comments today, in an article for the Guardian, follow an interview earlier this week in which Lord Sumption warned that the drive to increase the gender balance at the top of the judiciary could have ‘appalling consequences’ for justice. Sumption told the London Evening Standard that the judiciary and quality of British justice was a ‘terribly delicate organism’ that could be easily destroyed if male candidates ‘feel that the cards are stacked against them’.‘Sumption’s concern is not about finding “good enough” women candidates to be QCs and occupy top judicial posts,’ Proudman retorts today. ‘His comments encapsulate his deepest fears that power vested in the old boys’ network could come under siege.’She adds: ‘Sumption attributed the under-representation of women in the senior ranks of the judiciary to a “lifestyle choice” by women unwilling to tolerate long hours and poor working conditions. That traditional old boys’ networks are part of the reason for lack of women’s progress to the ranks of Queen’s Counsel and the bench he could not even contemplate. “It’s rubbish,” he said.’It must be pure luck that after securing pupillage through his father, Sumption just happened to be the best candidate for the Supreme Court.’Proudman argues that ‘meaningful change’ will only occur when lawyers confront the ‘living reality’ of sexism.‘The truth is that female lawyers are rarely in a position to challenge it without fear of backlash and recrimination,’ she alleges.In a letter to the Times, Falconer says hearing ’such comments from one of our senior judges is deeply worrying, not least because the record on diversity is already poor’.In suggesting that it will take 50 years for women to achieve parity on the bench, Sumption is ’sending the (false) signal that this is a closed world’, says Falconer.  He adds: ’The idea that the lack of female judges is mainly the result of a “lifestyle choice”..is insulting and leads to the misleading conclusion that nothing can be done about it. A key barrier is the narrow pool from which judges are selected. Only 36% were not barristers. One measure would be to increase recruitment from solicitors, other legal professionals and academics.’One female barrister rallying to Sumption’s defence, meanwhile, is Sarah Forshaw QC, co-head of chambers at 5 King’s Bench Walk and former leader of the South Eastern Circuit. ’The myth of the “old boys’ network’ was laid to rest many years ago,’ she says, also in a letter to the Times. ’Being female is no longer any barrier to advancement..diversity problems will take a while to filter out but…positive discrimination is patronising to able women.’last_img read more