Trophy Tour kick-off!

first_imgWorld Cup Trophy Tour 2018 The FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola kicks off! Goal Last updated 1 year ago 04:00 1/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Coca-Cola WC Trophy Tour 7 Coca-Cola/Goal World Cup Trophy Tour 2018 World Cup Over the next few months the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola will be travelling across the globe On Monday Goal were at the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola, which launched in London.Goal’s Rachel Stringer attended the event and got up close with the most prestigious trophy in global football, as well as World Cup icons Sir Geoff Hurst and Andrea Pirlo.Also in attendance was Hashtag United’s Spencer FC, an ambassador for the tour. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player As Coca-Cola’s official source of news from the tour, Goal will be travelling across the globe with the trophy over the next four months, with the trophy set to visit no less than 91 cities across 51 countries and six continents.You can find out more about the tour here plus you can follow the Trophy Tour on Instagram and Facebook.last_img read more

NASSCO hiring up to 1000 workers to build Navy ships

first_img Posted: April 13, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThey’ve been the hometown ship builder since 1944 when they cranked out the first “tuna boat” for the fishing industry. Fast forward 70-years and NASSCO is bigger than ever.“This is exciting. We have new Navy contracts and we’re hiring 800 to 1000-workers”, says Dennis Dubard of NASSCO. He also happens to be the former Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Peleliu.“We’ve never had a contract like this in NASSCO history, with sustained work like this”, says DuBard. “It’s a very important program. We’re building refueling tankers for the Navy, for the aircraft carrier groups”.Since this is hometown company, their focus is hiring hometown people. “We have an arrangement with San Diego City College to train workers for the long term. “This is long term”, says DuBard.With the Navy contract and another “private” contract, there will be good paying jobs for at least the next 7-years, 2025. “At the end of the day, we can see the fruits of our labor. We can say, I’m a part of something bigger than myself. We can look at the finished product and say, I built that”, says DuBard.A pay check and a sense of pride. Now that’s the right stuff. Dan Plante Updated: 7:43 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Dan Plante, April 13, 2018 NASSCO hiring up to 1,000 workers to build Navy shipslast_img read more

WalmartFlipkart deal US retail gaint pays Rs 7439 crore tax

first_imgWalmart issued a statement after the deal with Flipkart. [Representational Image]ReutersWalmart, the US retail behemoth, has paid Rs.7,439 crore tax on the amount it paid to buy out the shares of 10 major shareholders in Flipkart.However, the Walmart had not calculated the tax amount for another 34 shareholders who exited Flipkart in the $16 billion deal. Major investee companies which were holding shares in the Indian e-retailer included SoftBank, Naspers, venture fund Accel Partners and eBay. There were a total of 44 investors.On the last day for depositing the taxes to the Indian IT department, Walmart had paid Rs.7,439 crore withholding taxes on payments it made to 10 shareholders. The IT department had earlier sent a communication to Walmart International Holdings seeking a break-up of the taxes paid from the payment to all the shareholders.One of the tax department officials said “Of the 44 shareholders in Flipkart who have sold shares, Walmart has deposited taxes for only 10 funds and entities. We have asked Walmart to explain the rationale followed while deducting or not deducting taxes from the shareholders. They have been asked to give a case to case explanation,” reports Press Trust of India.Withholding tax, or retention tax, is a kind of an income tax which is paid to the government by the payer of the income rather than the recipient of the income. In this deal, withholding tax means the capital gains made by the shareholders of Flipkart. Several Flipkart employees to turn dollar millionaires post the Walmart acquisition [Representational Image]ReutersThe industry experts are of the opinion that Walmart may have been following the withholding tax provision for small investors where it did not deduct the tax on the payments made to them.Presently, the shareholders of Flipkart can be divided into three categories which include foreign investors, holding is more than 5 percent, foreign investors withholding less than 5 percent and the Indian residents.Legally, Walmart is not bound to withhold tax on payments made to foreign shareholders with a stake of less than 5 percent and no right to management. It is to be noted that certain shareholders of Flipkart had approached the IT department seeking an exemption from the taxes.last_img read more

Annisul seriously ill in London

first_imgDhaka North City Corporation mayor Annisul Huq is now at the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital in London.The personal secretary of the mayor, Mizanur Rahman, has confirmed this to the media through a mobile message.Annisul was admitted to the hospital four days ago after he had fallen sick.According to the message, the mayor suffered a brain related disease. He is now in the ICU.The mayor had been suffering from various health complications for the last two months.Annisul requested the countrymen to pray for his early recovery.The mayor has been staying in London for about a month.last_img

Concerted effort to force TMC workers to stay away from politics or

first_imgKolkata: The sole purpose behind the ‘Reign of Terror’ unleashed by the BJP in vast areas surrounding Bhatpara on Thursday is to scare the Trinamool Congress workers and force them to either join BJP or keep themselves away from politics in the entire Barrackpore sub-division.Bhatpara, which is otherwise a peaceful area in North 24-Parganas, became the epicentre of violence since Arjun Singh joined the BJP from TMC shortly before the general elections. Singh, who was nominated as a BJP candidate from Barrackpore, defeated the sitting Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi. Following Singh’s victory, Trinamool Congress MLAs from Bijpur and Noapara, Subhrangshu Roy and Sunil Singh joined the saffron party. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataPawan Singh, Arjun’s son, won the Bhatpara by-election by defeating Madan Mitra. Partha Bhowmick, Trinamool Congress MLA from Naihati, is putting up a lone battle. In Barrackpore sub-division, the TMC has control over Naihati, Jagatdal, Barrackpore, Panihati and Barranagore. Manas Mukherjee of the CPI(M) is the MLA from Kamarhati. BJP has taken control over Bhatpara, Kanchrapara and Halisahar municipalities while the state government has deputed an administrator in Naihati municipality. Locals alleged that the BJP has deployed a large number of Hindi-speaking outsiders to create trouble in the area. They are putting pressure on the Trinamool rank and file so that they stay aloof from politics. Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee had recently visited Naihati to cheer up the party workers. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe outsiders are putting enormous pressure on the Muslims as well. They have allegedly told the Muslims that they will give them full protection if they join BJP. An uneasy calm prevails in vast areas surrounding Bhatpara like Jagatdal, Kankinara, Naihati where most of the shops have downed shutters. The slum dwellers have kept themselves indoors. Despite the Chief Minister’s instructions, the police have taken a softer stand against the outsiders. Jyotipriya Mallick, TMC president, North 24-Parganas demanded that the outsiders should be arrested immediately. “Bhatpara is a peaceful area but the BJP is turning it into a trouble-torn zone. The police have been instructed to arrest the criminals,” he said.last_img read more

Sunwing cancels St Maarten flights through April 30 2018 adds MoBay Cancun

first_imgSunwing cancels St. Maarten flights through April 30, 2018; adds MoBay, Cancun capacity Share Travelweek Group Posted by TORONTO — Sunwing is cancelling its St. Maarten flights out of Toronto and Montreal right through until April 30, 2018, putting its program to the popular Caribbean destination on hold for the fall/winter 2017-2018 season while the island rebuilds following the devastation from Hurricane Irma.Sunwing reconfirmed that it has added additional flying on the same day of travel, from Toronto to Montego Bay and Montreal to Cancun in order to offer customers more options.“Impacted customers have been provided the option of re-booking alternative vacation packages at a special rate, choosing from other available options or cancelling for a full refund. Customers who booked with their travel agent are encouraged to contact them directly to make arrangements,” says Sunwing.Meanwhile Air Canada Vacations has updated its post-Irma destination information from its Sept. 13 Sun Collection product launch. ACV has announced it will send 25 Product Specialists from its Montreal and Toronto offices to assess its sun destinations in order to ensure all hotels receiving guests continue to meet the company’s precise quality standards.The ACV Product Specialists will visit Turks and Caicos, Cuba and a number of other destinations in order to conduct local, on-site inspections. The review will encompass hotel amenities, beaches, as well as road and relevant utility infrastructure.“Our goal is to ensure that our travel agent partners can book these hotels with confidence and that our guests return home with a positive vacation experience,” said Nino Montagnese, Managing Director at Air Canada Vacations. “In order to ensure this, we wanted to compliment the information we have received from our hotel and tourist board partners with our own, in-person site inspections.”More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterA goodwill policy remains in effect for customers to delay or change vacations. Affected customers may rebook an alternate Air Canada Vacations package by Oct.15, 2017 for travel anytime.Travel agents will retain their original commission if a booking has not yet been rebooked and remains an in-house credit. Travel agents will receive the difference in commission if a travel package is rebooked for a higher value than the original booking.For any cancelled bookings, travel agents will no longer receive the commission.Air Canada is resuming flights back into Fort Myers today and to Sarasota tomorrow. The airline resumed its full schedule to Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa on Sept. 13.“Customers are advised that aircraft are very full on outgoing flights from Florida and, while Air Canada is adding additional capacity, space may be limited initially. However, Air Canada is committed to add extra capacity in order to transport customers who wish to travel.”Air Canada resumed service to Havana on Sept. 13. Other destinations in Cuba remain cancelled with plans to resume services to most destinations later this month, subject to the safety and security of airports and infrastructure. The airports serving Cayo Coco and Santa Clara are presently closed until Oct. 31.More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJAir Canada and Air Canada Rouge have also resumed scheduled service to other destinations in the Caribbean.Meliá Hotels International has issued an update on its operations in Cuba, where the northern coast saw the most damage from Irma. “[Our] hotels in Havana, Holguin, Santiago de Cuba and Cayo Largo are fully operational,” says Melia. “As for the situation in Varadero, our hotels have suffered minor damages and most of them are already operating normally, whilst the rest will reestablish their services in the next 24/48 hours.”Most of the recovery work can be completed in a short time, and in cases where major improvements are needed, they are expected to be finalized prior to the start of the peak season, noted Melia.Regarding the situation on Cuba’s north coast, “it is too soon to make evaluations until we have a proper inventory, but the company intends to begin operations in Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Santa María as soon as possible, with hotels less affected.”Melia adds that its resorts in Puerto Rico, the D.R., Bahamas, Orlando and Miami are 100% operational.center_img Tags: Jamaica, Mexico, St. Maarten, Sunwing, Travel Alert Friday, September 15, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Agents earn double the return with MSCs new promo

first_img Posted by MIAMI — Seeing double? Fear not, it’s just MSC Cruises’ new ‘Book Four and Score’ promotion, during which one guest counts as two in FIT.Available on 2018 Caribbean sailings from Miami, the promotion gives travel agents double the opportunity to increase earnings through March 31. And with Wave Season drawing near, agents are primed to make even more on the back end.How it works is simple: Agents earn double the TCs for every group booking made now through March 31. Book four staterooms (eight guests) online and earn 1 Tour Conductor as bonus commission. Plus, with MSC Seaside’s significantly reduced rates, agents can leverage the line’s brand new ship to help guests ‘Save & Sail’ with up to US$900 savings.Promo offering double the commission:By Phone: 1 TC for 10 guestsElectronically: 1 TC for 7½ guestsPrevious Tour Conductor offer:By Phone: 1 TC for 20 guestsElectronically: 1 TC for 15 guestsMore news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reported“Travel agents continue to be a vital source of business, and we are delighted to create opportunities to forge an even stronger partnership between MSC Cruises and our dedicated ambassadors,” Joe Jiffo, senior vice president of sales at MSC Cruises. “As we continue to grow, we count on the support of our travel agent network, and we are looking forward to making this year our most mutually profitable yet.” Agents earn double the return with MSC’s new promo << Previous PostNext Post >> Friday, February 9, 2018 center_img Tags: MSC Cruises Travelweek Group Sharelast_img read more