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first_imgNote: You don’t have to accept the latest version of the app, you can choose not to update it, but just imagine how much fun you could have if you did? Not to mention, the money or the time you’d save? So we’d urge you to join in the fun asap!What is the app called?We’re keeping it simple: Skyscanner – Flights, Hotels and Car HireWhy have you decided to unify the three apps?The long answer: we want to move towards providing a full trip planning service, so the first step was to have one application with all of the elements, flights, hotels and car hire, like on the website. Downloading three separate apps requires much more effort and limits our trip planning capabilities. The short answer: we wanted to make it easier for you to find everything you need to plan a trip on your mobile or tablet. Want to know what other features we’ve got that could save you cash when it comes to booking your next trip? Check these out… RelatedIntroducing our new flights appWhether you’re planning your next trip, or just sitting on the bus to work wishing you were a million miles away, searching for the best flights has never been easier with Skyscanner’s new and improved app. We’ve worked hard and took on board your feedback to produce this shiny update…A guide to using Skyscanner’s Hotels Apple Watch appNever get lost finding your way to your hotel again, with Skyscanner’s app for the Apple Watch.Skyscanner skill for Amazon AlexaTravel is only a conversation away with Skyscanner’s skill for the Amazon Alexa voice service. So if you’re not sure where to go next or are looking for a great deal, just ask Alexa. How can I get the latest app?If you’ve not got it already, then head to the iTunes store or Google Play to download the Skyscanner app for free – you’ll automatically get the latest version. If you’re a loyal Skyscanner app fan already (we salute you) then you’ll be upgraded to the 3-in-1 version once the app is updated on your phone. Receive Price Alerts to get the best deal on flights Hungry for more? Last minute flights used to be the go-to for travellers looking for cheap flights. But in our era of budget airlines, are last minute flight deals dead? Not if you know how, when, and where to look! Find the best flight prices by browsing across a whole month! If you’re flexible on when you fly, use Skyscanner’s ‘whole month’ search tool to find the cheapest day to travel to your chosen destination. Our handy flight price tracker will keep an eye on your chosen flight and let you know as soon as the price drops – or if it starts to climb. What’s this Recent Searches feature?If you’re logged in and search for a flight, car hire or a hotel on any platform, be it your phone, tablet or desktop, the results will be saved to your ‘Recent Searches’. Then, when you’re ready to carry on searching or booking, you can log in on a different device and pick up where you left off, by viewing your recent searches – clever huh?!Is login via Facebook or email compulsory?No, there’s no change to this. However, logging in to the app will give you a more personalised experience and enable you to plan your travel seamlessly across multiple devices (see above).How is the app going to save me money?Make the new ‘Explore Top Deals’ section your new deals hunter:Summer holiday deals: For those on the hunt for sunshine this summer, find all the best options per month from your chosen airport City breaks: Find the cheapest options for a last minute weekend city break with this new featureSearch Everywhere: Not sure where you want to go? Challenge Everywhere to find the top deals from your chosen airportTimeline view: If you’ve searched for flights in the ‘Explore Top Deals’ section head to the timeline to view the best flight options for the near futureHow is using the app going to save me time?Two words: Quick Search. This section has loads of new features, including:Hotels and car hire searches are now automatically paired with flights, so you don’t have to repeatedly enter your check in times, destination, pick up location…Now you can get a quick snapshots of all the important info you might need before booking a hotel, like photos, reviews, and of course room ratesDon’t hang around for the latest flight price to appear! Search results are instantly refreshed, and as new parameters are set the search automatically starts in the backgroundLook out for the smiley faces to quickly check your flight’s rating This takes into account the flight price, number of stops and duration Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. Tips and tricks for finding a late deal with Skyscanner ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Has Everywhere search been removed from the app?No. Don’t worry, we know just how much you love the Everywhere search, so we wouldn’t take it away from you! Simply click on ‘Explore Top Deals’ in the app and below the city break options you’ll find our Everywhere function. Find out what other Skyscanner features travellers last_img read more

8 FesSaïss Morocco from £85 For the price that

first_img8. Fes-Saïss, Morocco from £85For the price, that’s a cracking deal to get you a flight into the mountainous interior of Morocco. Fes–Saïss serves the city of Fes, an intoxicating place in which to get a taste of North Africa. It gets impressively hot in the summer, regularly hitting 35 degrees C.9. Gran Canaria from £96Gran Canaria’s climate actually varies across the island, but in the sub-tropical summer you’re safe to assume it’ll be pretty hot anywhere. Give us a beach, put a cocktail in our hand, and we’ll be happy.10. Alicante, Spain from £99We’re all off to sunny Spain! Head to popular resorts such as Benidorm for classic sun, sea and sangria holiday fun, or you could combine time on the beach with a city break in Alicante.Want a bargain? Don’t dawdle! Flight prizes are correct at time of going to press (3 June 2013) but are subject to change as people snap up the best deals!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Need to get away a few days away abroad, a week on the beach maybe? It’s not too late to get a cheap flight to the sun this summer. We’ve done a thorough search to find you 10 flights to sunny places ranging from Croatia to Morocco, all coming in at less than £100 return.1. Montpellier, France from £32Not big on tourist attractions, but a lovely city for a stroll, a shop, a lunch and an afternoon nap in the sun in the botanic gardens. Take the short trip to the nearby port of Sète to indulge in some of the best seafood in Europe.2. Zadar, Croatia from £36We know we gave Zadar a shout out last week, but really cheap flights are still available, so we’re giving it the big up again. Wander the walled port, get the ferry over to the island of Dugi Otok, and watch the sunset from your dinner table by the harbour. 3. Murcia, Spain from £57Murcia’s 250km of coast, La Costa Cálida, (the Hot One) enjoys over 3000 hours of sunshine each year, so you should be ok for a tan. Murcia’s nightlife is hot, hot, hot so you take your tapas as nature intended – al fresco.4. Faro, Portugal from £62The Algarve is famous for family beach holidays, and golf, but Faro itself is worth a couple of days as a city break. There are no beaches in Faro itself, but if you feel the need for sand, you can get to it easily by bus or water taxi.5. Pula, Croatia from £68Re-enact scenes from Gladiator in Pula Arena – one of the world’s most impressive surviving Roman edifices – to work up an appetite for Istrian cuisine like calamari, spicy meatballs and prosciutto ravioli.6. Biarritz, France from £75Surf’s up! Who needs Hawaii when you’ve got Hossegor, one of the most awesome spots in Europe to ride the waves, which is just up the coast from the once-glamorous resort of Biarritz that in its heyday attracted high rollers of a different kind.More: Five super surf spots for beginners7. Alghero, Sardinia from £75Thanks to budget airlines, Sardinia, playground of the rich, famous and footballing, is not just the preserve of megayacht-owning magnates, Premiership stars and their WAGs. But you may bump into one or two if you’re strolling on a white sand beach on the Costa Smerelda.center_img Related7 cheapest autumn sun spots under £50Escape to the sun for less than you think this autumn with these seven places you can fly to for under £50.6 cheap summer sun destinationsSix super summer sun destinations only a couple of hours flying time away, with flights starting at less than £50 return.Skint spring trips: 6 flights for under £35From Sweden to Croatia, we pick six of the cheapest flights going on Skyscanner for a spring trip, all for less than £35 return.last_img read more

New York New York – Reported by Elite Traveler t

first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineAirbus forecasts a market for 5-10 large corporate jets a year in the Middle East – the majority of them in Saudi Arabia – to replace existing aircraft and provide for growth. It is well placed to win at least half of this market, because it has the world’s most modern corporate jet family.Like the rest of the world, the Middle East market is driven by economic growth and, with oil-based economies in the region continuing to prosper, prospects for growth in the region remain bright.The Middle East is the world’s largest market for large corporate jets – aircraft with seating 15 or more passengers – with private customers and governments currently operating around 200 of them.“We already have a strong presence in the Middle East, where more than 80 Airbus corporate jets are already on order and in service, and our young and growing aircraft family means that we are well placed to grow further,” says Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy.Most private jet customers are looking to extend into the air the comfort and space that they already enjoy at home or in the office and, with wider, taller cabins than competing aircraft, Airbus is well placed as the new top-end of the business jet market.Airbus corporate jets range in size from the A318 Elite, which can fly up to 18 pqssengers over intercontinental distances, all the way up to the double-deck A380 Prestige, which can fly more than 100 in comfort and style non-stop to the world.“We have the comfort you want in the size that you need, and are well placed to provide you with the means for a new travel style to which you will want to become accustomed,” enthuses John Leahy.Airbus has been in the corporate jet market since the mid-1980s, when it first sold VIP versions of widebody aircraft to a Middle East customer. The arrival of the A319 in the mid-1990s allowed it to expand its corporate jet offering into a new field with the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), and today it has more than 160 corporate jet sales to its credit.In addition to offering much more comfort, space and value than traditional business jets, all Airbus corporate jets also deliver modern designs that hold their value well, making them good investments as well as a great way in which to travel.Airbus’ corporate jet Family comprises the A318 Elite, ACJ and A320 Prestige plus the widebody A330, A340, A350 and A380 read more

Review In Shape of Water a Technicolor ode to

first_imgReview: In ‘Shape of Water,’ a Technicolor ode to outsiders This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Richard Jenkins, left, and Sally Hawkins in a scene from the film “The Shape of Water.” (Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP) A warm, generous spirit of affection and insurrection washes over Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” a Cold War-era fairytale that submerges you in the fantastical realm of the director’s Technicolor imagination only to swell into a watery allegory for today.It is, one suspects, the monster movie Del Toro was born to make. Lushly composed, vividly realized, “The Shape of Water” is lovingly designed to send you floating out to sea on a carnal bed of enchantment and acceptance. If that sounds a little much, that’s true, too, of “The Shape of Water.” It’s an exceedingly dreamy movie so intoxicated with itself that it’s sometimes easier to admire Del Toro’s classically composed film than to genuinely swoon for it.With shades of “Beauty and the Beast,” ”The Shape of Water” is about a love between a mute cleaning lady, Eliza (Sally Hawkins), and a merman (Doug Jones) who has been captured from the Amazon and hauled back to 1962 Baltimore by a cattle prod-wielding military man named Stickland (Michael Shannon). At a secret government laboratory where Eliza and her talkative friend Zelda (Octavia Spencer) mop up blood, the amphibious man is studied and tortured but mostly kept chained in a murky pool so he can’t be taken by the Russians.Eliza lives — and this is one of those touches a little too on-the-nose — above a grand movie palace where business is drying up. Her friend and neighbour is a gay, out-of-work artist named Giles (Richard Jenkins), who draws wholesome pictures of nuclear American families for an advertising company he used to work for. It’s his voice, in the movie’s glowing opening, that introduces the tale of “the princess without voice.” The camera drifts through a flooded apartment where Eliza sleeps on a floating divan while Alexandre Desplat’s romantic score thrums.We later learn that Eliza is an orphan whose throat was thrashed as a baby, and who was found in a river. So she has a kind of affinity for water, and, after setting an egg timer for precision, masturbates in an overflowing tub. Her courtship with the merman begins with an egg, too, only with the crackle of an opened hardboiled, which she sets out for the creature.Del Toro’s fables may be sweet, but they aren’t tame. (His latest is most connected in spirit with his wartime fantasy “Pan’s Labyrinth,” set in Franco-era Spain.) One of the best things about “The Shape of Water” is that it’s a fairy tale that not only doesn’t hide from sexuality, but fully embraces it. The movie’s lustful soul is written across Hawkins’ face as it lights up in mischievous delight.A love story between two voiceless creatures — one finned, the other not — “The Shape of Water” is a fable to counter the one America long told itself and that some still cling to: of the supremacy of the straight, white, male Bible-thumper. “We’re created in the Lord’s image,” says the married, Cadillac-driving Strickland. He’s talking to Eliza and Zelda and quickly corrects himself that it’s more him who appears godlike.Eliza, Giles and Zelda are all second-class citizens, at best, in the world of “The Shape of Water,” but they — along with a rogue Russian spy (Michael Stuhlbarg) — will plot what amounts to an uprising. Del Toro’s movie dream is one where outsiders of any kind struggle to free themselves from the chains of supposed “decency.” The film’s rousing call-to-action is a silent one, signed by Eliza but with her words captioned across the centre of the screen: “If we do nothing, neither are we.”Nothing is out of place in “The Shape of Water,” especially its heart. The cast is universally flawless, as is the lavish production design of Paul. D. Austerberry and the sumptuous cinematography of Dan Laustsen. The film, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, won’t ever surprise you; and you’ll have no doubt of its message. It simply swims along exactly as you’d expect, through currents both whimsical and ominous, as if striving for light from the bottom of the ocean.“The Shape of Water,” a Fox Searchlight release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for “sexual content, graphic nudity, violence and language.” Running time: 123 minutes. Three stars out of four.___MPAA definition of R: Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Nov 29, 2017 9:01 am PDT Last Updated Nov 29, 2017 at 9:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_imgVeteran Golden Globes producer reflects on favourite moments LOS ANGELES, Calif. – “Well, I don’t go back 75 years. Let’s make that clear,” says veteran TV producer Barry Adelman.Adelman may not go back to the origins of the Golden Globe Awards, which turn 75 this year, but he has been associated with the show for almost three decades, and executive produced every ceremony since 2001.As the show marks the milestone anniversary, Adelman shared some of his favourite Globes memories with The Associated Press.___THE FIRST ENCOUNTERAdelman remembers watching the Golden Globes on TV in his hometown of Chicago before coming out to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment business. But his first personal interaction with the show was actually by accident.“I remember the first year I was in California. My aunt and my mother came to visit me, and I was taking them around to various places,” he said. “We wound up stopping at the Beverly Hilton, and we found a place to park. We walked into the lobby and the Golden Globes were going on! And we saw all these stars walking past us. And you know, as people from Chicago, like Middle Americans, who share the same dreams and aspirations of people all over the country, it’s a very exciting thing. And it’s still exciting even today. So, yeah, it’s a long-term relationship.”The show is still held in the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom, and these days the hotel offers special packages for visitors wanting to see stars on Golden Globes weekend.___THE EARLY DAYSAdelman first came to the Golden Globes as a writer after working on some smaller shows for dick clark productions.“It was exciting from the very beginning. I came in when we first came to NBC, which was, you know, that was the big year… I think that is the year that ‘Titanic’ won,” Adelman said. “And, you know, I think that was the year that Christine Lahti was locked in the bathroom — not locked there, but was in the bathroom when her award came up. And I think that was the year that Ving Rhames gave his Golden Globe to Jack Lemmon in an emotional moment that nobody was expecting. I mean, it’s hard to top that. We should check that that was all happened the same night, but in my mind, it did.”(He’s right. That was all at the Globes show in 1998.)___THE GOLDEN HOSTSThe Golden Globes operated without a host until Ricky Gervais was offered the job in 2009, and he skewered Hollywood with such zingers that some wondered if he’d be asked back. He was, three times.Adelman said Gervais’ approach “changed the whole climate of what these awards shows have become.”“Now you always seem to have a host that is going to say something memorable and maybe speak truth to power in a way that hadn’t been done so often in the past. And Ricky changed all that, so I certainly remember that first night,” he said. “And I certainly remember the first night that Tina (Fey) and Amy (Poehler) came in and that was amazing. I mean, talk about hitting a home run. They just knew exactly what buttons to push. They had so many friends in the room and everybody was very comfortable with them and rooting for them, and no matter what they said, they got away with it.”___CELEBRATING 75The diamond anniversary celebration will go on throughout the show, Adelman said.“We’ll have some people along the way that will remind you that this show has a rich history. Some of the stars that we remember and still love will be joining us, and most of them are still very, very active today. Also there’s going to be a little surprise moment in the middle which I’m not allowed to talk about yet but I’m sure — I’m predicting maybe a 30-minute standing ovation. I’m sorry, 30 seconds! A 30-second standing ovation. Thirty minutes and I’ll never get off the air in time.”___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen at full coverage of awards season, visit: by Sandy Cohen, The Associated Press Posted Jan 5, 2018 6:02 am PDT Last Updated Jan 5, 2018 at 6:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted May 11, 2018 8:35 am PDT Last Updated May 14, 2018 at 9:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Correction: Husband Run Over story HOUSTON – In a story May 11 about a woman released from prison after serving 15 years in the death of her husband, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Clara Harris’ teenage daughter was in the car with Harris when she struck and killed her husband. The teenager was Harris’ stepdaughter.A corrected version of the story is below:Texas woman who ran over cheating husband freed from prisonA Texas woman who killed her cheating husband by repeatedly running him over while her teenage stepdaughter was in the car has been released from prisonA Texas woman who killed her cheating husband by running him down with her car in a jealous rage has been released from prison.Sixty-year-old Clara Harris left prison Friday after serving 15 years of a 20-year sentence in the 2002 killing of her orthodontist husband, David Harris, in the parking lot of a suburban Houston hotel.Harris hired a private investigator after becoming suspicious of her husband, who was tracked to the hotel where he was found with his receptionist-turned-mistress.Clara Harris fought with the woman before striking her husband with her Mercedes-Benz and repeatedly running over his body. David Harris’ teenage daughter — Clara Harris’ stepdaughter — was in the car at the time.Clara Harris was convicted of murder in 2003.The case drew widespread attention and led to a made-for-television movie.center_img FILE – In this Jan. 16, 2007, file photo, convicted murderer Clara Harris takes the stand in Houston, during a wrongful-death civil suit against her. The Texas woman who killed her cheating husband by running him down with her car in a jealous rage has been released from prison. Sixty-year-old Harris left prison Friday, May 11, 2018, after serving 15 years of a 20-year sentence in the death of her orthodontist husband in 2002 in the parking lot of a suburban Houston hotel. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File) last_img read more

Author Margaret Atwood poses for a photo as she pr

first_img Author Margaret Atwood poses for a photo as she promotes “Alias Grace,” at the Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto on September 13, 2017. Margaret Atwood is adding another accolade to her collection as the 2018 laureate of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 18, 2018 9:43 am PDT Last Updated Jul 18, 2018 at 1:41 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Margaret Atwood is adding another accolade to her collection as the 2018 laureate of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship.The annual prize, named for former governor general Adrienne Clarkson, is awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated commitment to the principles of inclusion and belonging.In a statement, Clarkson lauded Atwood’s luminous literary career and social activism at the local, national and international levels.The prize will be presented in Toronto on Sept. 26.In addition to the dozens of honours her works have received, Atwood won the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka Prize, and PEN Center USA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.A stalwart of Canada’s literary scene, the 78-year-old has penned more than 50 books, two of which were recently revived for the small screen with serialized adaptations of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Alias Grace.”“She is a dynamic force in the world today,” Clarkson said in a statement Wednesday announcing Atwood as the winner.“We want to honour … all she has done in her personal and professional life to make us aware that we are citizens of a country like Canada and of a planet that is our precious earth.”Established by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship in 2016, the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship has also been awarded to Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei and the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the world’s Ismaili Muslims.center_img Margaret Atwood receives Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenshiplast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The deep-sea explorer who discovered the wrecked Titanic is tackling an aviation mystery: Amelia Earhart’s disappearance.Robert Ballard and a National Geographic expedition will search for her plane next month near a Pacific Ocean atoll that’s part of the Phoenix Islands.Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan were attempting an around-the-world flight when their aircraft disappeared in July 1937, spawning years of searches and speculation.Ballard and his team will use remotely operated underwater vehicles in their search, the National Geographic channel said Tuesday. An archaeological team will investigate a potential Earhart campsite with search dogs and DNA sampling.The channel will air a two-hour special on Oct. 20. “Expedition Amelia” will include clues gathered by the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery that led Ballard to the atoll, named Nikumaroro.The Associated Press National Geographic aims to solve Amelia Earhart mystery FILE – In this June 26, 1928, file photo, American aviatrix Amelia Earhart poses with flowers as she arrives in Southampton, England, Britain, after her transatlantic flight on the “Friendship” from Burry Point, Wales. Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic, and a National Geographic expedition will search for Earhart’s plane in August 2019 near a Pacific Ocean atoll named Nikumaroro, part of the Phoenix Islands. (AP Photo, File) by The Associated Press Posted Jul 24, 2019 6:23 am PDTlast_img read more

October 20 2003 ROAD SYNERGY October workshoppe

first_imgOctober 20, 2003ROAD SYNERGY: October workshoppers participate in a special synergy to help maintain the high road that runs from the top of the mesa into camp.[Photo: Siobhan Watts & text: kh] The dirt roads on site require regular maintenance in order to remain passable. Crewmembers from agriculture, landscaping, maintenance, planning and construction join together to accomplish this task.[Photo: Siobhan Watts & text: kh] Placing a pipe under the road will assist in diverting water away from the oxidation pond during heavy rains.[Photo: Siobhan Watts & text: kh] A rock wall is built where the pipe passes through to help deter the water. Preserving the deposited material and preventing erosion will slow deterioration of the road.[Photo: aa & text: kh]last_img