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New Brunswick working on technology to ease damage in flood season

first_imgFREDERICTON – Flood forecasters in New Brunswick are using new technology to track snow loads and ice movement, hoping more information leads to less damage.Jasmin Boisvert, a water services specialist with the Department of Environment and Local Government, says officials will be testing a new flow forecast model that the province has been developing with the National Research Council and the University of Waterloo.He says they’ve also upgraded their flood early warning system and are sharing the information with partners like NB Power to help better manage operation of dams on the rivers.Greg Carroll, an operations superintendent with NB Power, says they’re even putting GPS devices in barrels on the ice to help alert when the ice starts moving.The annual River Watch gets underway next week and Greg MacCallum, director of the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization, says the potential for flooding will be determined by the amount of rain and ice jams that occur.Officials say the amount of snow on the ground in northern New Brunswick is about normal, but has twice the water content as last year.last_img read more

Hong Kong leads winners at World Travel Awards Asia Australasia Gala Ceremony

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#WorldTravelAwards Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa prepares to welcome World Travel Awards Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppChina, June 5, 2017 – Shanghai – Hong Kong has been recognised as Asia’s Leading City Break Destination at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 in China.
   
Hosted by the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai, the prestigious event was attended by 250 hospitality leaders from across the regions.Also celebrating was Deer Jet, which took the title of Asia’s Leading Private Jet Charter and China’s Leading Private Jet Charter, and Gaia Retreat & Spa.  Co-owned by Gregg Cave and Australian actress Olivia Newton-John, the wellness resort was recognised as Australasia’s Leading Boutique Hotel.World Travel Awards Vice President, Chris Frost, said: “What a fantastic evening it’s been here at Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.“It has been an honour to recognise some of the leading hospitality providers from Asia and Australasia tonight and I offer my heartfelt congratulations to each and every one of them.“It is your hard work, dedication, initiative and investment that makes the tourism sector the success it is today.”

Frost continued: “I look forward to seeing many of tonight’s winners later this year at the Grand Final in Vietnam, where they will compete for the global titles.”In a special award decided by the World Travel Awards Academy, Michael Henssler – Kempinski chief operating officer, Asia – took home the trophy for Asia’s Leading Travel Personality 2017.Also among the winners was The Ascott Limited which walked away with the title of Asia’s Leading Serviced Apartment Brand (The Ascott Limited) and Asia’s Leading Serviced Apartments (Ascott Raffles City Chengdu).
Staying in Asia, Vinpearl Da Nang Resort & Villas was named Vietnam’s Leading Beach Resort while the Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai scooped two trophies: Asia’s Leading Conference Hotel and China’s Leading Business Hotel.In Australasia, Air New Zealand was hailed Australasia’s Leading Airline and Australasia’s Leading Airline Brand.Partners for the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 included TV5 Monde, Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration, SriLankan Airlines, Bookingee.com and Vietravel.World Travel Awards Gala Ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries and international print and broadcast media.World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.   Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.Each year World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognize and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region.Press Release: World Travel Awards#worldtravelawardscenter_img Recommended for you Turks and Caicos named Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination at World Travel Awardslast_img read more

More candidates choosing not to participate in debates using other media

first_img October 17, 2018 Posted: October 17, 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — You can tell it is almost election day by the the number of political attack ads. For the next three weeks the airwaves will be full of them.So far we have seen very few, if any political debates. Many incumbents are rejecting debates, and the challengers are not happy about it.Congressmember Scott Peters agreed to a debate with his opponent, Omar Qudrat, but no media was invited to attend.KUSI’s Dan Plante has more details on why less politicians are deciding to forego debates this election season. More candidates choosing not to participate in debates, using other media Dan Plante, Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Dan Plante last_img read more

Ode to the mountains

first_imgThe Beckoning of Gyanganj a fiction written by Chandan K Pathak has been released in the capital. The event took place at the India habitat Centre in the presence of many eminent personalities. Film actor Adil Hussain graced the occasion as the chief guest. Anamika Yaduvanshi- Life Coach and Motivational speaker and president of Astitva Foundation, John Uche Jesus- Nigeria born Indian Fashion designer and CEO of Diamond Ark, Avininder Singh- hospitality professional and Asst. Prof. Manjeet  Baruah- North East Studies from JNU were among others who attended the programme.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Gyanganj is a mystical abode of immortal beings located in the remote Himalayas. It influences series of events from two eras and results in The Beckoning of Gyanganj, a cocktail of Himalayan adventures, spiritualism, love and romance, hatred and politics, sufferings and revolt. Having travelled to the Himalayas number of times in search of elusive true-saints and at times even contemplating to retire to a cave there to meditate for the rest of his life to attain spiritual knowledge, there was a phase of Chandan K Pathak’s life when he juggled with the materialistic and spiritual influences with lots of challenges. Through this book, he has tried to weave his own story encompassing all aspects of love, romance, spiritualism and politics. The Beckoning of Gyanganj is his second book. His first effort Footprints was a collection of short stories which were earlier in form of blogs. Pathak is currently working on his third novel (untitled) which is loosely based on a real life story from 1980s.last_img read more