Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Twitter In February of this year, a novel from 1985, by a Canadian author now 77, shot right to the top of the bestsellers lists. Though popular for decades, The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood’s chilling vision of a near-future dystopia in what was once New England—where a toxic environment, a cruel theocracy, and a plague of infertility have turned a sector of women into enslaved concubines—suddenly seemed all too timely. It was then that a trailer for the book’s upcoming TV adaptation aired during the Super Bowl, just a couple of weeks after Donald Trump was inaugurated and a nationwide spread of marches for women’s rights turned into the largest protest in American history.Atwood did not seem upset by the sudden renewal of interest in the single most enduring work of her back catalogue, despite the fact that she’s still churning out book after book today. “How could I be?” she said on a recent morning in Washington, D.C., in the historic Hay-Adams hotel not even a block away from the White House. “But on the other hand, the circumstances that have given rise to it having this sudden uptick are quite frightening. If I had a choice of two things—book not popular, circumstances not arise, or book popular, due to certain circumstances—I would of course pick the first one. But those were not my choices.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “We are excited to bring this incredible lineup together for an unforgettable night of music,” said Rob Farina of iHeartRadio Canada, in a statement.“At iHeartRadio we’re committed to connecting fans with the music they love, and we can’t wait to celebrate CMW with them at iHeartRadio FanFest.”Tickets for the May 11 show, priced at just $25, are available online starting March 23 at 10 am.The news of the festival comes days after iHeartMedia announced its bankruptcy.iHeartRadio FanFest 2018 lineupFrench MontanaShawn HookRia MaeMarianas TrenchBellyiHeartRadio FanFest 2018Where: Rebel, 11 Polson StreetWhen: May 11 at 7 pmTickets: Available online at $25 starting March 23 at 10 am. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement There’s nothing like an affordable music festival to ring in the sounds of spring. The 2018 iHeartRadio FanFest has been announced, and it’s hitting Rebel on May 11.This year’s iHeart headliners include French Montana, DVBBS, Shawn Hook, Ria Mae and Marianas Trench.Taking place during Canadian Music Week (CMW), the one-day music event will also include Allie X, Belly, Tyler Shaw, and Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine. Twitter Facebook
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admits he doesn’t know when they can challenge for the title again and may rely on their rivals getting hit by FFP rules.Despite spending £360m since becoming Manchester United manager in 2016, Mourinho still believes his team is far from winning the Premier League trophy.Current Premier League champions Manchester City are now under investigation after leaked documents last month showed that the club had circumvented the Financial Fair Play rules by inflating their sponsorship income.“I don’t know,” Mourinho told Sky Sports after he asked when United will challenge for the title again.Report: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“It depends also the way of our evolution but also the evolution of others, the ones that are above us.“If they keep going in the same direction and if their ambition, investment, everything, continues that’s one thing.“Another thing is if they stop or if Financial Fair Play makes them stop. Then we can close the gap a little bit better.”
Share The HISD Board of Education is postponing a vote tied to layoffs. It’s one of several developments that came out of Thursday night’s meeting. The district’s facing a significant budget shortfall, and layoffs have been expected to help address it.Shelby Webb from the Houston Chronicle joins Houston Matters to explain why the board postponed the vote and to detail what parents and staff have been saying about the challenges the district faces.
The stage was set, instruments tuned and the mike set at the right frequency. A while later in comes the Indian rockstar, Rabbi Shergill. As he crooned in his mesmerising voice, the crowd went berserk and was left craving for more.Shergill performed at Blue Frog in the capital after more than a year and cast his magic over a jam packed audience of more than 700 Rabbi- lovers.He dedicated the show to his homeland Delhi and like a true music lover emphasised on the message of bringing back peace and humanity through music, brotherhood and love. His brilliant renditions of popular numbers like Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Dilli, Ganga, Tere Bin and the all time hit Bulla struck the right chords and enthralled evryone present there.Rabbi was supported by a collection of other talented musicians who created a symphony in sync with the ambience and the evening blended in beautifully with some great music and food. Names like Andrew Ferrao on keyboard, Steve Valte on drums, Mahesh Subramoni on bass guitar and Amit, the Percussionist formed the best ever band who entertained successfully.
Darjeeling: On the heels of talks on Bodoland in Delhi, Gorkha leader Bimal Gurung who is in hiding, made an appeal to all hill political outfits to unite and hold similar parleys with the Centre for the formation of Gorkhaland.On Thursday, a tripartite talk was held between the Centre, Assam Government and pro-Bodoland forces in Delhi, chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The pro-Bodoland forces had dubbed the meeting fruitful. A day after the meeting, Gurung dispatched audio clips from an undisclosed location appealing to all hill political outfits to unite for the formation of Gorkhaland.
From packing summer friendly fabrics, to stocking up light snacks, there are many important things to keep in mind while planning a trip in summer, say experts.Go easy with clothing: If you are planning a vacation during the hot months, go easy with what you wear. Pack more of cottons such as comfy pants, loose tops and a light pair of shoes to combat the heat outside. Don’t forget your sunglasses for eyes protection, always wear hat when stepping out in the morning and sun block your skin at any cost. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSkip street food: Street food is always amazing but in summer, please skip the oily and fried items as it will lead to dehydration and gastroenteritis. Instead, try to munch on cool, watery foods like cucumber and watermelon through the day. These will help you stay hydrated too.Medicines are important too: Do not forget to carry some emergency medications like anti-emetics, anti-motility drugs and a few packets of oral rehydration powder. Also you can pack some acidity relief tablets for emergency.Cary your favourite pillow along with you to support your back if you are travelling by car, aircraft or bus.Take a break often. Do stop for rest room breaks, do light stretching in between so that you do not feel tired.
Darjeeling: On the heels of the successful rescue and evacuation operation of around 3,000 tourists from the Indo-China border of Nathula in Sikkim, the Indian Army has shown another instance of heroism, successfully rescuing and evacuating around 200 tourists from the far-flung areas of North Sikkim.Two hours of sudden and heavy snowfall had cut off the popular tourist destinations in Lachung Valley on Wednesday. The troops of Trishakti Corps immediately launched Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) including medical staff to locate the tourists in stranded vehicles, provide medical care and bring them to the nearest army camps. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalRisking their lives, the army soldiers reached out to all stranded persons in just four hours. Many complained of dizziness, breathlessness and other high altitude related symptoms. A lady had fractured her hand. Immediate medical attention was given to them. Many were shifted to lower altitudes. 42 persons including the elderly and children were kept in army shelters. “All rescued tourists were provided food, shelter and medical care at the army shelters, with the incessant snowfall and temperatures dipping down to minus 10 degrees. On Thursday afternoon, they were successfully evacuated to lower regions,” stated Col. Tiwari.
Travelweek Group Monday, July 10, 2017 “Cayman Vows” debuts as new luxury wedding magazine << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Cayman Islands, Romance & Weddings Posted by Share GRAND CAYMAN — The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT) has launched Cayman Vows magazine – a resource for couples and wedding planners looking for inspiration and guidance to execute destination weddings and honeymoons in the Cayman Islands. The print and digital publication is now available for purchase online and on newsstands across Canada.The magazine features real wedding testimonials, including the first glimpse into the intimate Grand Cayman nuptials of Grace and Trai Byers, stars of the Fox hit series Empire. It also showcases high-end fashion shoots, personality spotlights, and curated expert advice on everything from décor and venues, to must-do experiences on the island.“The Cayman Islands is proud to introduce ‘Cayman Vows’ magazine to discerning travellers across the U.S. and Canada, reinforcing our position as one of the world’s most sought-after warm-weather destinations for romance,” said Mrs. Rosa Harris, Director of Tourism, Cayman Islands. “Understanding the complexities that come with planning a milestone event such as a wedding or honeymoon, ‘Cayman Vows’ allows us to simplify the process for our prospective guests while highlighting the Cayman Islands’ own unmatched capabilities, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the strength of ‘Cayman Vows’ as a comprehensive romance destination guide with the world.”More news: Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongCayman Islands provide a great natural backdrop for any wedding and can accommodate a variety of gatherings – from church ceremonies of 200 people to intimate beachfront nuptials for two. The destination also offers respite for honeymooners or couples seeking an escape from daily life and offers great beaches, caving, water sports and more.For more information, visit caymanvows.com.
Monday, April 9, 2018 Posted by Emerald Waterways introduces guest loyalty club EmeraldEXPLORER Travelweek Group VANCOUVER — Any clients sailing with Emerald Waterways should know that the river cruise line just upped its value proposition with the launch of a new customer loyalty program, EmeraldEXPLORER.A points system allows passengers to climb tiers with each trip taken to receive more benefits. All members of EmeraldEXPLORER, regardless of their tier level, receive member-only savings and offers on sailings as well as discounts on referrals to friends for both the referrer and the friend, advance notice of brochure releases, a subscription to EmeraldEXPLORER magazine, a complimentary piece of luggage and invitations to exclusive events.All Emerald Waterways guests will be automatically enrolled in the EmeraldEXPLORER loyalty club upon completing their first sailing, and will earn points based on itineraries and cabin types.A guest sailing on any European cruise would earn between 140 points daily for a stateroom and up up to 190 points daily for a Grand Balcony or Owner’s One Bedroom Suite. Travellers earn loyalty points on all Emerald Waterways sailing in Europe, Southeast Asia, Russia as well on as the new Dalmatian Coast yacht cruises.More news: War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upAll guests will start at the Silver membership level following their first sailing, and move through the loyalty tiers as they accrue more points to earn additional benefits.Here’s a look at the program’s tiers:EmeraldEXPLORER Silver: With 1-4,999 points, guests earn $200 per person welcome home voucher toward any future sailing and a Silver Emerald Waterways backpack.EmeraldEXPLORER Gold: With 5,000-9,999 points, guests get $200 per person welcome home voucher and a Gold Emerald Waterways backpack and Gold Emerald Waterways backpack or satchel.EmeraldEXPLORER Diamond: With 10,000-24,999 points, guests earn $250 per person welcome home voucher and a Diamond Emerald Waterways backpack, satchel or sports bag.EmeraldEXPLORER Platinum: With 25,000+ points, guests earn $300 per person welcome home voucher and a Platinum Emerald Waterways backpack, satchel, sports bag or cabin case.Part of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, Emerald Waterways’ seven Star-Ships offer river sailings in Europe and exclusive charters on the RV Mekong Navigator and Irrawaddy Explorer in South East Asia, the MS Rossia along the Volga River and the Adriatic Princess II in Croatia.More news: Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaMeanwhile Scenic’s 15 Space-Ships offer truly all-inclusive, five-star river cruises in the same destinations as well as the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar and the Volga River in Russia.In 2018 Scenic is introducing what it calls the world’s first Discovery Yachts, Scenic Eclipse, which will launch in August and take 228 guests on polar adventures as well as the Mediterranean, Caribbean, the Americas and Europe. A sister ship will launch in 2020. Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Emerald Waterways
Canadian agents honoured at Nexion Travel Group’s annual conference Share LONDON — Two Canadian agents won top honours at Nexion Travel Group’s annual conference, CoNexion, currently taking place aboard Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas.Melissa Erskine of iDream Travel in Burlington, ON, was honoured with the Rising Star Award for her significant sales growth and her commitment to professional education. Erskine, whose sales have grown threefold over the past year, joined the travel industry following a career in social work and now specializes in family-focused cruise groups.“When I wanted to make a career change, it seemed like travel would be ideal,” she said. “I love being part of Nexion Travel Group and chose to work with a host agency so that I could have access to the resources of a larger business. Their educational events, tools and marketing programs are second to none and I look forward to continuing to partner with Nexion Travel Group as I grow my business even more.”Also honoured at CoNexion was Shylar Bredewold of Odyssean Travel in London, ON, who was named NexionTown Townie of the Year. This award recognizes a Nexion Travel Group member who makes exceptional use of the company’s internal social platform, NexionTown, and goes above and beyond in guiding and advising fellow members.More news: Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish Steps“One of the best parts of joining a host agency is the opportunity to connect with and mentor others,” said Bredewold. “NexionTown gives me an easy way to help my fellow members all over Canada. As an added bonus, I have expanded my own network and refined by problem-solving skills.”Nexion Travel Group also recognized eight Canadian members as Circle of Excellence award winners. This sales award is given to top producers who have hit high sales goals and supported Nexion Travel Group’s preferred supplier partners.“I congratulate all of the Nexion Travel Group and award winners,” said Mike Foster, President of Nexion Travel Group – Canada. “From the incredible selling power of our Circle of Excellence winners, to Melissa’s inspiring story, to Shy’s willingness to generously give his time and advice to others, they all have one thing in common – they are elevating the role of travel advisor to the travelling public.” Tags: Awards, Conference, Nexion Canada Travelweek Group Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>
Posted by Share Monday, May 27, 2019 TORONTO — The travel industry came out in full force to support The YellowBird Foundation on Friday at the annual YellowBird Charity Golf Classic held at Glen Abbey in Oakville, sponsored by WestJet and WestJet Vacations.The event was to raise funds for a school in the Turks and Caicos, the Ianthe Pratt Primary School, which was one of many schools severely damaged during the 2017 hurricane season. Two years later they are still struggling to rebuild and The YellowBird Foundation and Sandals Foundation are raising money to help rebuild 5 different sections of the school, benefitting 560 children ages 5 – 11.“The weather cooperated and it has been another successful day raising money for a very worthy cause,” says Devin Kinasz, Publisher, Travelweek. “We all love travelling around the world, but very few of the destinations enjoy the standards of living we do in Canada, so it is important to give back and help when we can.”More news: Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesThe WestJet and WestJet Vacations team was on hand to lend support including Jane Clementino, Director of Agency Sales, and Tim Croyle, Vice President and General Manager of WestJet Vacations. WestJet’s newly appointed Vice President of Sales, Chuck Crowder, encouraged the golfers to “remember why we are here and that’s to support children and education in the Caribbean.”The golf tournament on Friday was a fun day on the links, followed by a lunch with a silent and live auction.Since its inception in 2005, The YellowBird Foundation has donated nearly $500,000 to educational initiatives in the Caribbean and Latin America, largely from money raised at this annual golf tournament.“It is a fun day, but more importantly we raise money for a great cause and help children get the education they deserve,” says Kinasz. “I hope the projects we support will give children the opportunity to grow and understand there are people in the world who want to see them succeed.”More news: Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”The YellowBird Foundation and WestJet thank all the participants and look forward to welcoming everyone again next year. Travelweek Group Great day on the links for YellowBird with money raised for Turks & Caicos school Tags: Charity, Glen Abbey, Golf, Travelweek, Turks and Caicos, WestJet, WestJet Vacations, Yellowbird Foundation << Previous PostNext Post >>