Former Rajya Sabha member Santiuse Kujur and former Minister Gautam Roy joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday, less than 24 hours after quitting the Congress in Assam. Former Youth Congress president Hiranya Bhuyan joined them too. The three senior leaders joined the BJP at the State headquarters in Guwahati in the presence of Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and State BJP president Ranjeet K. Dass.
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City AFP official booed out of forum Ancajas stops yet another challenger 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Balkman fired 21 points while Josh Urbiztondo notched 17 points built on five triples as Alab rolled to its eighth win in 12 games to move within half a game off Thailand club Mono Vampire at third spot.Justin Brownlee also had another solid outing with 16 points and 10 rebounds while Ray Parks Jr. poured 16 points for Alab which now owns two road wins over the Slingers this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn another match, former PBA first round pick Keith Jensen powered CLS Indonesia Knights to an 82-72 victory over Westports Malaysia Dragons at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.Jensen, who replaced compatriot Rudy Lingganay, debuted with 18 points. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments The San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas partnership got off to a rousing start in the Asean Basketball League on Sunday.With Renaldo Balkman leading another balanced charge, Alab hammered out an 82-69 victory over the Singapore Slingers for its fifth straight win at OCBC Arena in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ
Orlando (US), Aug 8 (PTI) In a dismal start for country at the inaugural Junior NBA World Championships, the Indian boys and girls teams lost their respective pool matches on the opening day of the Under-13 and Under-14 basketball tournament, here. The Indian girls, representing the city of Bengaluru, were hammered 11-57 and 28-75 by Asia Pacific and Europe respectively in their two pool matches of the international category at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex inside the Walt Disney Resort. The Indian boys from New Delhi fared much better but they also ended up on the losing side in both their pool matches. The Indian boys lost 34-75 to the combined team from Europe in their first match before succumbing to a 43-80 defeat against the Asia Pacific side later in the day. The presence of NBA star Brook Lopez and his family, who were there to cheer for the Indians, failed to inspire the Indians as they failed to match their rivals both in terms of quality and physical fitness. However, the Indians, both the girls and boys, put on display some fast moves and occasional shooting but it was not enough to save them from defeats. Both the Indian boys and girls teams will take on the combined team from South America respectively in their last pool matches tomorrow. But the sheer exposure to be part of the global event in basketball’s heartland will do a world of good in lifting the confidence of the young Indian cagers. PTI SSC ATATadvertisement
Australia captain Tim Paine is confident that left-handed batsman Usman Khawaja will be fit and available for the first Ashes Test against England beginning August 1 at Edgbaston.Khawaja had picked up a hamstring injury during Australia’s clash against South Africa in the recently concluded World Cup and was subsequently ruled out of the tournament. He will also not be available for the warm-up Test slated to begin Tuesday.”I don’t think he’s in serious doubt (of missing the first Ashes Test),” cricket.com.au quoted Paine as saying in Southampton.”He’s in a rehab stage so the decision has been made that he won’t play at this stage.””There is a possibility, maybe, if something were to happen to someone else he might be right for the back end of the game.”But we expect him to be fully fit and available for selection for the first Test,” he added.The 32-year-old has been batting at the no.3 spot since the last Ashes series in England four years ago, posting eight centuries and an average of 47.76 in that period.Cricket Australia selectors are set to name the Ashes squad at the end of the four-day game between Hick XII, led by Paine and Haddin XII captained by Travis Head.
Local exporters will be further enabled to take advantage of market opportunities and increase their export earnings with an expansion of the ‘Export Max: Enterprise Development Programme’.A sum of $54.9 million has been set aside for Phase II of the project, which will provide technical assistance to an additional 10 companies.Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, made the disclosure at a Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA) members’ luncheon, held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on May 9. Mr. Hylton informed that the initiative, which was launched in 2011, was developed by the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) to focus on the development of a cluster of export-ready clients.“(Phase I) of the programme enabled a group of 15 exporters to take advantage of market opportunities and increase their export earnings,” he pointed out.The priority industries include: agro processing; aquaculture; furniture; coffee; fashion; mineral and mining; ICT; entertainment; and education.According to the Minister, the expansion of ‘Export Max’ is among a number initiatives being pursued by the Ministry, and in particular JAMPRO, to advance the National Export Strategy (NES).Another such programme is the FINPYME Export Plus Programme, which was launched in October 2012.It is co-ordinated by JAMPRO in collaboration with the JEA and the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association, with funding support of some US$150,000 from the Inter-American Investment Corporation and the Inter-American Development Bank.To date, some 78 small and medium sized enterprises have registered to participate in the programme, which aims to build the export readiness and capacity of SMEs; improve market access for SMEs; and increase performance and exports of SMEs.Minister Hylton further informed that FINPYME recently approved 15 technical assistance programmes with over 30 modules, ranging from market access for agro processing in various markets and operational efficiency and cost cutting measures, to certification for agro products. “I invite those of you who have not yet registered, to do so soon, as the benefits are invaluable,” he stated.Jamaica is among a select number of countries in which the FINPYME Export Plus programme has been executed, and is the only country in which all six FINPYME initiatives have been implemented.Jamaica’s National Export Strategy is a unified strategic initiative that seeks to maximise the export sector’s direct contribution to economic and social development.The vision of the NES is to make Jamaica the place of choice for creative, innovative goods and services of exceptional quality.Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Baker
zoom Seattle-based cruise company Holland America Line celebrated the keel laying of its new 2,650-guest Pinnacle Class ship on Aug. 22 at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy.A 680-ton block was lowered by crane into the yard’s building dock, marking the official beginning of construction. The 99,500-gross-ton ship is scheduled for delivery in February 2016.The event was attended by Holland America Line’s Keith Taylor, senior vice president, fleet operations and Cyril Tatar, vice president, newbuild and technical operations.“The keel laying of our new Pinnacle Class vessel heightens the anticipation for delivery because very soon we’ll see the ship begin to take shape,” said Stein Kruse, president and CEO of Holland America Line.“As the largest ship ever built for Holland America Line, the vessel features many innovations and new features, and we’re excited to see it all come together over the next year and a half.”The ship will showcase decors by leading hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany, based in New York City, and designer and architect Bjorn Storbraaten, based in Oslo, Norway.Press Release, August 27, 2014
Kolkata: Officials of the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has lodged a complaint with the West Midnapore police claiming that a person identified as Santanu Roy is collecting money from the customers in the district posing himself as a staff member of the WBSEDCL.A villager, who was duped by the accused, also registered a complaint at the local police station in this regard. On the basis of the complaint, the district police have arrested Roy who is a resident of Tatarpur village of West Midnapore. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSome of the villagers from the district alleged that the accused introduced himself as a WBSEDCL employee and has been collecting money from them. The matter came to light after Biswanath Soren a customer from Tatarpur village registered a complaint with the station manager of Ramjibanpur mentioning how he was duped by the accused. In his complaint, Soren said that Roy went to his house and collected Rs 7,100 claiming himself as an employee of the Customer Care Centre of the WBSEDCL. Initially, the Soren family mistook Roy as the WBSEDCL staffer but later they found that the accused had duped them. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAfter going through the complaint from the customer, the senior officials of the WBSEDCL in the district found that the accused was neither a staffer nor he had any connection with the customer care centre of Ramjibanpur. The WBSEDCL had also suffered a huge revenue loss due to the extortion of money from the customers in the district. A senior official of the WBSEDCL in the district registered the complaint with the CK Town police station narrating the incident. . The investigating officers are interrogating the accused to ascertain the modus operandi. They are also trying to know if some other persons in involved in the incident.
NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):___9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as traders react to the latest escalation of the trade war between the U.S. and China.China on Friday said it would retaliate against the latest round of tariffs imposed by Washington with duties on $75 billion of U.S. products.Technology companies, which have much to lose in the trade battle with China, fell the most. Chipmaker Nvidia lost 2.2%.Hasbro dropped 5.9% after the toymaker announced a deal to buy the parent company of Peppa Pig for $4 billion.The S&P 500 fell 13 points, or 0.4%, to 2,909.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 116, or 0.4%, to 26,128. The Nasdaq dropped 43, or 0.6%, to 7,945.Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.60% from 1.61%.The Associated Press
International students will be sharing information and food about their homelands at Brock’s annual Celebration of Nations.Brock University will be celebrating its cultural diversity next week with the return of Celebration of Nations. The annual event, which happens March 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pond Inlet, is a showcase of some of the more than 80 countries represented among Brock students.“It’s basically awareness of the cultures here because people don’t realize we have students from so many countries,” said Arthur Chen, manager of International Student Services.Students from 22 countries, including Egypt, Germany, Nigeria, Israel and Saudi Arabia, will have displays featuring information about their homelands and samples of food. The students themselves will also be on hand to answer questions.“When students come out and talk about their home country, it’s really different than what you think you know about that country,” Chen said. “(Students) are excited. When they’re away from home, they appreciate when people understand their culture. They’re excited to talk about their own country.”Last year, about 100,000 international students came to Canada to study, Chen said. About 2,000 international students attend Brock, including 400 students learning English as a second language.“Internationalization is a way to bring the world to the University and bring the University to the world,” Chen said. “The international students bring us the world so we can see the world here at home.”
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedThompson leads glittering 200m field in ZurichSeptember 1, 2016In “latest news”Smiling Thompson celebrates perfect dozenSeptember 9, 2016In “latest news”Jamaican sprinters brace for life after BoltMay 12, 2017In “latest news” (CMC) Top Caribbean athletes have been popping up in the starting lists for meets in the early part of the IAAF Diamond League season.Reigning double Olympic sprint champion, Elaine Thompson.Organisers of the Shanghai Classic in China announced on Wednesday that Olympic double champion Elaine Thompson of Jamaica will be one of eight Olympic finalists that will appear in the women’s 100 metres on May 13.Her main rivals are expected to be Olympic silver medallist Tori Bowie, plus World and Olympic long jump champion Tianna Bartoletta, Olympic 100m and 200m finalists Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad & Tobago and Marie-Josée Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast.The high-class field also includes Thompson’s compatriot Veronica Campbell-Brown, the 2004 and 2008 Olympic 100m champion and 2011 World champion over the distance.Curaçao-born Netherlands sprinter Churandy Martina and Jamaica’s Julian Forte will face the starter for the men’s 200m, while veteran Kim Collins of St Kitts & Nevis will be one of two former World champions to meet in the non-Diamond League men’s 100m.Organisers of the Prefontaine Classic in the city of Eugene in the American state of Oregon have announced that former World junior 400 metres hurdles champion Janieve Russell of Jamaica is down to take part on May 27 at the Hayward Field track.The 23-year-old Russell reached the final of the women’s 400m hurdles at the Olympics last year in Rio, Brazil, where she finished seventh, but she faces a field loaded with top contenders.Olympic 400m hurdles champion Dalilah Muhammad of the United States will lead the charge in the race, which also includes Czech Republic’s Zuzana Hejnova, the 2013 and 2015 World champion and a two-time Diamond League series winner.They will be joined by Denmark’s Sara Petersen, the 2016 Olympic silver medallist, who will be racing in the United States for the first time. The reigning European champion clocked her 53.55 lifetime best in Rio.American Ashley Spencer, the Rio bronze medallist, fills out the 2016 Olympic podium reunion.Organisers of the Doha meet said the men’s triple jump promises yet another exciting competition when all three Rio 2016 medallists – Christian Taylor, Will Claye and Bin Dong – meet again.American Taylor, whose parents are from Barbados, became the youngest back-to-back winner of Olympic triple jump titles last year. The 2015 world champion has won the last five successive overall IAAF Diamond League titles and will be looking to win his third Doha Diamond League crown.His American teammate Claye, who finished runner-up in the Rio 2016 and London 2012 Olympic Games, and China’s Bin Dong, the reigning World indoor champion, who jumped just one centimetre short of the Asian record in Rio to claim the bronze, are likely to pose his biggest challenge.The men’s 100m will produce a line-up that features sprint legends and emerging stars headlined by American Justin Gatlin and Canadian Andre de Grasse, as well as Asafa Powell of Jamaica and Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis.Kerron Clements, the Trinidad & Tobago-born, reigning Olympic men’s 400m hurdles champion of the United States, will renew his rivalry with Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist Bonface Mucheru of Kenya and face new sensation Abderrahman Samba.The 21-year-old Samba of South Africa stunned the track world last week, when he ran a world-leading time and personal best of 48.31 seconds in only his third trip over the distance.
March to October 2009 was a cash-rich period for 53-year-old Rodney Reed Caverly. He was able to visit specific Bank of America ATMs and withdraw well over his account limit without a flag being raised. In fact, the machines didn’t even show a record of those transactions.This was possible because Caverly was employed as a programmer from 2007 at Bank of America. During his time there he gained access to the system controlling ATM machines, and proceeded to install malware on a few he selected that were local to him. That malware allowed him to visit each machine and carry out an untraceable withdrawal that required no access to any one person’s account. It just told the machine to give out some cash from the funds it had.AdChoices广告In total, Caverly managed to withdraw $284,750 from the ATMs before he was caught. When arrested, $167,010 of that was found in his place of residence as far as we know.He pleaded guilty to the charges of defrauding the bank back in April, and this week received a 27 month federal prison term. He has also been ordered to pay $419,310.90, which is the amount he stole plus $134,750.90 in costs. The costs are so high as Bank of America had to go through and remove the malware from each machine.Read more at SecurityWeek (image courtesy of MIT)Matthew’s OpinionI’d say that working as a programmer in a bank is going to get you a pretty decent salary. But then that doesn’t seem to matter for those intent on stealing. They always want more so as to live out some lifestyle they couldn’t otherwise afford.Caverly was not only stupid for trying this, but for stealing so much in such a short period of time. The bank is going to notice when they come up over a quarter of a million dollars short in just 7 months on the ATM records. Now he has lost it all, his job, and his reputation. After 27 months in prison lets hope he realizes what a huge mistake he made and puts his skills to better use.
Share210 Tweet Email1 30,080 Views Short URL Feb 21st 2018, 6:11 AM A PROLIFIC SHOPLIFTER with nearly 200 convictions was caught with a stolen mountain bike after a garda spotted him walking down the road with the bike still locked to a piece of railing.Thomas O’Driscoll, aged 35, with an address in Gloucester Diamond Park, Dublin, was arrested after the garda saw him carrying the bike, which was still attached to the piece of railing, along a city centre street.O’Driscoll, a drug addict with 193 convictions, immediately admitted it was stolen property, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard yesterday.He pleaded guilty to one count of possessing the stolen mountain bike on 4 August last year.He also pleaded guilty to one count of stealing €1,300 worth of clothing from Urban Outfitters in Dublin on 25 July last year, one count of possessing a stolen ladies coat on 2 August last year and one count of trespassing and theft at a holiday apartment letting office in Temple Bar on 31 August last year.SentenceHe was jailed for two-and-a-half years yesterday.Handing down the sentence, Judge Martin Nolan noted O’Driscoll was a prolific shoplifter with a “huge record of conviction”.“It seems Mr O’Driscoll can’t stop himself from stealing,” the judge said. He backdated the sentence to last September when O’Driscoll went into custody.Garda Carl Bolger told Maurice Coffey BL, prosecuting, that O’Driscoll was seen on CCTV footage making off with a quantity of clothes.Just over a week later, he was spotted by a garda acting suspiciously on the street. Gardaí questioned him and discovered the coat worth €125 stolen from Marks and Spencer.O’Driscoll was on bail for that matter when he was stopped on the street with the stolen mountain bike in tow. No owner of the bike was ever identified.Later that month, O’Driscoll walked into Key Collection in Temple Bar, a holiday property letting office, and walked out with a suitcase.His previous convictions include theft, criminal damage, burglary and misuse of drugs.Derek Cooney BL, defending, said his client had a troubled history and carried out the offences to fund his “chaotic and chronic drug lifestyle”.The court heard O’Driscoll’s father was stabbed to death in front of him when he was 11 years old. O’Driscoll left school shortly afterwards as a result, he did not sit any state exams and has literacy issues.He started using drugs at the age of 11 and was jailed as a young teenager, which resulted in him becoming addicted to crack cocaine, Mr Cooney said.He was shot in the back in a pub a number of years ago and lost a kidney. He also has a hole in his spine.He has a history of self-harm and has attempted to take his own life, the court heard.He has had two stints in rehab but has failed to get clean, the court heard. He is now undertaking a methadone programme in custody.Read: Graham Dwyer argues that data laws breached his rightsMore: Retrial ordered in case of man who had murder conviction quashed over jury’s visit to rubbish chute 33 Comments By Isabel Hayes Image: Sasko Lazarov via Rolling News Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Sasko Lazarov via Rolling News Wednesday 21 Feb 2018, 6:10 AM Prolific shoplifter jailed after being caught walking with stolen bike still locked to piece of railing Thomas O’Driscoll already has 193 convictions. http://jrnl.ie/3862560
There’s a large pool of applicants to be the University of Alaska Fairbanks next chancellor. In a wide ranging address to the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce yesterday, interim UAF Chancellor Mike Powers updated members on the hiring process.Download Audio(Creative Commons photo by Jimmy Emerson)“The search committee has been formed of faculty, staff, students and administrators. We’ve met a number of times. Forty-one applications have been received. Vetting will occur in February…. Visits in March… Offer in April or May… And then transition probably in early summer.”Powers, who was brought in last year to take over for retiring former chancellor Brian Rogers, has been guiding UAF through a tumultuous time, including review of its handling of sexual assault cases on campus, and a continued decline in state financial support. Powers says UAF is expecting another big budget gap in FY 17.“FY 17 is projected to be $26 million. So that’s what we’re working against this year as we’re balancing the budget — a $26 million gap.”Powers says the projected shortfall follows on those of three previous years which have totaled $42 million, resulting in the loss of 350 employees, and phasing out and consolidation of several programs.“As we grapple with this economic challenge on our doorstep we’ll balance the budget. We’ll do so thoughtfully. There will be changes… But the focus will be delivering world-class Arctic research, meaningful graduate and undergraduate degrees, and workforce development initiatives through CTC that build a great community, great state and ultimately, a great nation.”Powers would not predict how many more jobs might be lost. He does not solely attribute the budget situation to reduced state funding, additionally citing rising fixed costs, and below average UA tuition rates.
The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) has released the hall tickets for Group-II Mains exam which is scheduled to be held on August 29 and 30. Candidates can download the hall tickets from the official website of the board — psc.ap.gov.in. Around 6,195 candidates have been qualified for the Mains exam. The preliminary examination for 446 Group II posts was held on May 5, 2019 and the results were declared on July 25, 2019. How to download Group II Mains 2019 hall ticket? Visit the official website of the board Enter Login credentials Download the hall ticket Take a print out of it
The Simpsons halloween specials are always a good time — the couch gag is much more elaborate than usual, and the spooky names in the credits are fun to watch scroll by. This year, one credit at the end of the special belonged to casting associate Nick Conti, who not only plays Destiny, but got to shake his RNG-related salt for the entire world to see on television.Though Destiny’s first DLC pack, The Dark Below, released nearly one year ago in December of 2014, certain players still haven’t managed to grab all of the loot from the raid, Crota’s End. One gun, the Necrochasm — notorious for being extremely frustrating to obtain but a terrible gun you’d never use — eluded poor Nick for almost a year, and he made his frustrations known using The Simpsons as his platform.Image via RedditThe Necrochasm is a multistep quest (kind of) that set the stage for the way Destiny’s new expansion, The Taken King, would handle many of the quests and the way certain loot is obtained. First, players had to pop a seemingly innocuous low-level weapon off a certain enemy that had a very, very low drop rate. Then, players had to perform certain tasks to fulfill some of the gun’s built-in requirements, which then allowed the gun to be leveled up and transformed. Once that new gun was leveled up, players had to complete the raid in The Dark Below, and pray to RNGesus for another rare item to drop, which could then be combined with the previously leveled-up gun to form the Necrochasm. Unfortunately, despite the gun being the signature piece of loot from The Dark Below, it sucked, and that — combined with how frustrating it was to actually obtain it — gave the Necrochasm a notorious place in Destiny history, and now on The Simpsons.Nick actually saw that his reference made its way to Reddit, and let everyone know that it was all in good fun. As of writing, he has yet to dive back into Crota’s End since The Taken King release, and still doesn’t have the gun to complete his collection. A Bungie senior technical artist even responded in kind, noting that he has yet to receive the gun as well. Remember, Destiny players, Bungie’s RNG ruins everyone’s weekends, even Bungie’s.Image credit: Boss House
LAS VEGAS — At one time Las Vegas was synonymous with free drinks and $4.99 all-you-can-eat buffets. After all, you didn’t come here for the food; you came here to gamble.Times have changed. Now tourists come to Vegas for the ‘food porn,’ with perhaps the most comprehensive collection of celebrity chefs and world-class restaurants than any other city in the world.It all started with Wolfgang Puck, the first celeb chef to open shop in Vegas more than 20 years ago, with his flagship restaurant Spago in Caesars’ Forum Shops.Since then Vegas has evolved into a true foodie destination. And Vegas Uncork’d – an annual four-day food, wine and spirits festival presented by Bon Appetit, now in its 11th year – celebrates this reinvention.This year’s event saw some of the world’s top culinary talent – including Alain Ducasse, Bobby Flay, Buddy ‘Cake Boss’ Valastro, Giada De Laurentiis, Gordon Ramsay, José Andrés, Julian Serrano, Michael Mina, Nobu Matsuhisa, Tom Colicchio, Charlie Palmer and Wolfgang Puck – showcase their signature dishes.Kicking off ‘The Grand Tasting’ on April 28 was an announcement by multi-Michelin star chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay. “We are opening the most amazing Hell’s Kitchen restaurant here at Caesars Palace,” he told a crowd of media and onlookers. This marks Ramsay’s fifth Las Vegas restaurant and extends his partnership with Caesars Entertainment.“I can’t tell you how excited I am,” he said, “but more importantly the position of that restaurant is going to be magnificent, it’s going to be set like a studio, it’s going to have the infamous red kitchen, blue kitchen … catching the live essence of that magic that’s gone into 19 seasons of Hell’s Kitchen.”Ramsay then ignited a 17-foot pitchfork – transported from the set of his hit TV show – in the centre of Caesars’ fountains. The new restaurant, slated to open this winter, will seat nearly 300 guests, feature indoor and Strip-adjacent patio dining and offer a daily themed brunch, dinner and bar menu – featuring several dishes featured on the show.‘The Grand Tasting’ followed in the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace, where food enthusiasts gathered for an “epicurean experience of a lifetime,” with more than 50 chefs and 2,500 paying guests (tickets cost US$260). Dishes ranged from Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill’s fish and chips to TAO Asian Bistro’s crispy pork bao buns and Eggslut’s egg, cheese and cream concoction in a mini-jar.‘The Grand Tasting’. Credit: LVCVA.Vegas Uncork’d also featured intimate tastings for ticketholders, including brunch with celebrity chef and New York Times best-selling author Giada De Laurentiis. The brunch, served at her first and only namesake restaurant, GIADA at The Cromwell, included four courses showcasing her California-inspired Italian cuisine with chia seed parfait, waldorf panzanella salad, salmon cake benedict and rose semifreddo.More news: Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaWhen asked why she chose to open her namesake restaurant here in Vegas, she pointed to the view of the Strip from her restaurant windows: “For this.”Giada is one of the few female celebrity chefs on the Strip – and was given an opportunity to build a restaurant from scratch, which is a rarity in Vegas. “Vegas is like Disneyland for adults,” Giada told a group of media during the brunch. “I couldn’t do this in any other city in the world – it would be gimmicky.” During Vegas Uncork’d, she also revealed plans for a second restaurant in Vegas, one which will offer more casual dining.Other chefs also hosted intimate tastings, including Bobby Flay of Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace, who treated guests to a three-course brunch, and Nobu Matsuhisa of Nobu, also in Caesars Palace, who showed guests his inventive approach to sushi-making that fuses classic techniques with unexpected ingredients.New to Vegas Uncork’d this year was ‘Picnic in The Park,’ at MGM Resorts International’s newest outdoor dining and entertainment district, featuring chefs such as Alain Ducasse, Charlie Palmer, Michael Mina, Julian Serrano, Tom Colicchio, Shawn McClain, Rick Moonen, Roy Ellamar, Akira Back, Bryce Shuman and David Werly.Picnic in The Park. Credit: LVCVA.Highlighting the new outdoor event venue between Monte Carlo and New York-New York, ‘Picnic in The Park’ offered creative twists on classic picnic dishes, along with champagne provided by Veuve Clicquot. Plus, there was giant Jenga, cornhole and croquet.This was followed by ‘Sweet Escape: An Evening of Buddy, Beignets, Bonbons & Booze’ at The Palazzo’s Aquatic Club, featuring baker and TV personality Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The event brought together chefs from restaurants in The Venetian and The Palazzo – Buddy V’s Ristorante, Bouchon, Carnevino, Hong Kong Café, Lagasse’s Stadium, LAVO, Mercato della Pescheria, SushiSamba and TAO – to offer up their unique take on beignets or bonbons.Chefs from Venetian. Credit: LVCVAFollowing his appearance on the red carpet – which featured a backdrop of more than 2,000 doughnuts – Valastro spoke about his experience at Vegas Uncork’d.More news: War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps up“It’s a real surreal moment for me, you have the most amazing chefs from all over the world in one city … it’s a really humbling experience to be able to be in the presence of such amazing chefs,” he told the crowd.Valastro opened his first restaurant, Buddy V’s Ristorante, in The Palazzo three years ago, which features home-style Italian cuisine with dishes based on favourite recipes from his mom, aunts and grandmother (not to mention the Cake Boss’s famous desserts, such as cannoli, Nutella cake and lobster tail pastry).Also during the ‘Sweet Escape’ event, Valastro introduced Top Chef Masters’ Lorena Garcia, set to open her flagship restaurant Chica this Mother’s Day in Restaurant Row at The Venetian — perhaps the most anticipated restaurant to open in Vegas this spring.“The day that I learned my flagship restaurant was going to be at The Venetian, I couldn’t contain my tears, I’ve been crying since then,” she told the crowd. Chica will feature Latin American cuisine with influences from her native Venezuela all the way to Argentina – including Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba and Mexico. Garcia will be the first female celebrity chef to share space in The Venetian alongside Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse.Vegas Uncork’d will be back in 2018. In the meantime, foodies can travel to Vegas year-round to experience signature dishes from celebrity chefs in flagship restaurants – no gambling required. << Previous PostNext Post >> Friday, May 19, 2017 Posted by Share Tags: Culinary Tourism, Las Vegas Vegas Uncork’d unveils latest culinary hotspots Vawn Himmelsbach About Latest Posts Vawn HimmelsbachContributor at TravelweekVawn Himmelsbach has been writing about travel for more than a decade for media outlets such as CBC.ca, Metro News, Flare, Sweet Travel, PlanetEye Traveler and Hotelier, among others. 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Passenger traffic at Munich Airport rises to new all-time highPassenger traffic at Munich Airport rises to new all-time highMunich Airport‘s dynamic growth continued in 2017 with new traffic records in several categories: Passenger traffic increased by an impressive 2.3 million to a new all-time high of 44.6 million. This was a 5.5 percent gain over the 2016 figure. The airport also saw a strong surge in take-offs and landings, with an increase of more than 10,000 to approximately 405,000 – a gain of 2.6 percent. Without the reduction in services by Air Berlin in the summer period, followed by that airline’s bankruptcy, the increase would have been even bigger. Another record is reported by the airfreight segment, which achieved a total turnover of around 379,000 tons in 2017 – a 7 percent gain over the previous year.“These are outstanding traffic figures, especially when we consider the turbulence the aviation industry is currently experiencing. The massive increases once again underscore our airport’s importance as one of the leading air transportation hubs in Europe,” said Dr. Michael Kerkloh, the President and CEO of Munich Airport.As in previous years, passenger growth in Munich benefited in particular from above-average gains in international traffic: The strongest growth was seen in the intercontinental segment, where traffic increased by 7 percent to 7.3 million passengers. Demand was strong especially for connections from Munich to destinations in the USA. Continental services remained the largest traffic segment with a total of 27.4 million passengers – 6.5 percent more than in 2016. Within Europe, the strongest growth was seen on routes to and from Greece and Spain. On domestic routes within Germany, traffic increased by more than 2 percent to over 9.8 million passengers. The percentage of seats occupied was up again in 2017, increasing to a new record level of 76.5 percent.Munich also expanded its global route network yet again: With 266 destinations – nine more than in the previous year – passengers at Bavaria’s international hub had more routes to choose from than ever before. The number of airlines offering scheduled services in Munich increased by two to 102.FMG (Flughafen München GmbH), incorporated in 1949, operates Munich Airport, which opened at its present site on May 17, 1992. It is jointly owned by the Free State of Bavaria (51 percent), the Federal Republic of Germany (26 percent) and the city of Munich (23 percent). The FMG corporate group, with its 15 subsidiaries, employs more than 9,000 people. With a total workforce of about 35,000, employed by about 550 companies, Munich Airport is one of Bavaria’s largest workplaces. Within just a few years of opening, Munich Airport developed into a major air transportation hub and was firmly established as one of Europe’s 10 busiest airports. Munich Airport now offers connections to more than 250 destinations all over the world. In 2016 Bavaria’s gateway to the world has handled approximately 400,000 flights with over 42 million passengers. Bavaria’s gateway to the world became the first – and is so far the only – airport in Europe to be honored with the prestigious title of “5-Star Airport” by the London-based Skytrax Institute.Source = Munich Airport
Indian airline Kingfisher plans to launch its first international service later this year with flights to London from Bangalore.Flights to Bangalore from Heathrow are due to start on September 3rd, with plans in place for more international services.Kingfisher intends to launch flights to 13 international destinations over the next year. Services would connect the airline’s Bangalore base to cities in America, the UAE, Thailand, the Maldives and Saudi Arabia.Flights to Pakistan, Malaysia and Hong Kong are also being considered.This announcement follows the delivery of a new wide-bodied aircraft at Kingfisher.The Airbus A330-200 was unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show last month and will be deployed on international services.Chairman and chief executive Dr Vijay Mallya, revealed the plane and said: “Kingfisher Airlines has been a trailblazer and in just over three years, we have managed to change the whole experience of flying.”As we stand on the threshold of the commencement of international services to the UK, the US and elsewhere, I have no doubt that the superior experience that will be offered by Kingfisher Airlines is sure to find favour with discerning flyers.” ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedKingfisher to launch new service between Mumbai and HeathrowKingfisher to launch new service between Mumbai and HeathrowMore flights from Gatwick to be offered by Aer LingusMore flights from Gatwick to be offered by Aer LingusAir Berlin adds new Florida flightsAir Berlin adds new Florida flights
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