InselAir extends introductory fares from Curacao to Charlotte

first_img Sharing is caring! LifestyleTravel InselAir extends introductory fares from Curacao to Charlotte by: – June 17, 2011 51 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share Photo credit: flickr.comWILLEMSTAD, Curacao — Curacao-based airline, InselAir, plans to extend the special introductory fare for its 14th destination, Charlotte, North Carolina. Starting June 22, InselAir will operate twice-weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays between Hato International Airport, Curacao, and Charlotte Douglas International Airport.Flights are on sale for a special introductory fare of $337 (return). Initially, the sale period was planned until June 22; however, InselAir has extended the special introductory price period until August 10. Specially priced tickets are available online, at all InselAir sale points and local travel agents, and are available for travel through Wednesday, December 14, 2011.Destinations Bonaire, Valencia and Curacao are expected to benefit from the direct flight to Charlotte, which has US Airways as main carrier. Due to an interline agreement between InselAir and US Airways, passengers are able to transfer in Charlotte to one of the 60+ outbound US Airways flights within 2 hours of arrival. Likewise, 60+ Charlotte-inbound US Airways flight connect within 2 hours to InselAir ‘s pan-American network.InselAir will operate the route with MD-80 aircraft, with assigned seating, one carry-on and first two checked bags free (terms and conditions apply), free food and beverages (non-alcoholic), and great customer service.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

DOAM holds series of lectures and workshops today

first_img 15 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweet Logo of the Florida Association of Volunteer Action in the Caribbean. Photo credit: Facebook.The Dominica Organic Agriculture Movement Incorporated and the Florida Association of Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and the Americas (FAVACA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MOAF) will host a lecture and workshop series from Monday July 18, to Friday July 22, 2011 on Soil Management – Compost Technologies.The primary objectives of this initiative is to train participants in the techniques of soil nutrient management for tropical organic crop production systems and to provide intensive technical training at composting sites with the potential to lead a composting industry.The week of activities begins with a public lecture on ‘Soil Management for Organic Farming’ presented by Dr. George Fitzpatrick, a Professor of Environmental Horticulture Farm at the University of Florida and the facilitator of the series.He has been a member of the University of Florida faculty since 1976 and teaches courses in palm production and culture, arboriculture, composting technology, and other horticultural subjects.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img LocalNews DOAM holds series of lectures and workshops today by: – July 18, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Rare protests against Egypt’s leader erupt

first_imgProtesters in central Cairo denounced Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, late Friday night, Sept. 20, 2019. REUTERS Sign up for The Interpreter On Friday, the police fired tear gas todisperse some groups, but other protesters continued to clash with the policeinto the early hours of Saturday. The protests, although small, occurredas Mr. el-Sisi flew to New York to attend the United Nations General Assemblynext week — and they were unusual for taking place at all.center_img Subscribe for original insights,commentary and discussions on the major news stories of the week, fromcolumnists Max Fisher and Amanda Taub. (NYTIMES) CAIRO – Rare protests against PresidentAbdel Fattah el-Sisi erupted in central Cairo and several smaller Egyptiancities on Friday night as hundreds of young people, responding to online callsfor demonstrations against government corruption, chanted “Down with Sisi” and“Leave now.”last_img read more

Senior citizen killed in road mishap

first_imgAccording to police investigators,Baliwas was sleeping beside a sugarcane plantation covered with leaves when atruck driven by 37-year-old Ronnie Salazar of Barangay Camalobalo, Hinigarancrashed against him around 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 8.      BACOLOD City – A senior citizen diedin a road mishap in Barangay Pilar, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental. The fatality was identified as89-year-old resident Pedro Baliwas, a police report showed.  center_img Salazar was detained in the lockupfacility of the Hinigaran municipal police station./PNlast_img read more

All Bacolod COVID-19 PUIs discharged from hospital

first_imgFamiliaran said there are no PUIsadmitted at the Emerging Infectious Diseases facility. Three of them were discharged onMonday while the first of the four isolated in the Department of Health(DOH)-run hospital was released last week after being found negative ofCOVID-19. BACOLOD City – All patients underinvestigation (PUIs) for coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) in this city havealready been discharged. Drilon said those admittedat the CLMMRH were “discharged in stable condition and with no complicationsduring the course of confinement”. The four were among theeight PUIs confined in tertiary hospitals in the city in the past two weeks.center_img  “Let us praise and thank the Lord thatall PUIs were negative for the virus, but it’s not over till it’s over. Solet’s continue to be vigilant,” Familiaran said. This was confirmed by Vice Mayor ElCid Familiaran, who chairs the city’s inter-agency task force vs COVID-19. He urged the public to verifyinformation through the Department of Health website and stop spreadingunverified news./PNlast_img read more

Reds won’t budge on Sterling future

first_img Liverpool’s principal owner famously produced the withering put-down “What do you think they’re smoking over there at Emirates?” after Arsenal made a £40million plus £1 bid for Suarez in the mistaken belief they had triggered the Uruguayan’s release clause. On that occasion Henry stood firm and, after a brief spell training on his own, Suarez produced arguably the best football of his career, signed a new contract less than six months later and when he moved to Barcelona the following summer Liverpool extracted a top price of £75million. The circumstances of 2013 now appear to be repeating themselves with Sterling but Liverpool’s stance is exactly the same, indicated by them cancelling Friday’s meeting scheduled by Ward to discuss the future. “Raheem has two years left and I expect him to see that two years through and continue to behave as immaculately as he has done,” said Rodgers. “The ownership have shown their strength in their time here. “They took over a club a number of years ago that was in a really critical situation and they have done an incredible job to stabilise the club and point it in the right direction. “At every opportunity when they have had to show that strength – whether it be with a player or other elements of the club – they have done that. “In this situation they will show that power and strength again.” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists the club will not back down in the increasingly acrimonious battle over Raheem Sterling’s contract. Owners Fenway Sports Group have proved previously in their handling of Luis Suarez, undoubtedly a better player and far more valuable to the Reds, they will not be bullied by players agitating for a move. So the comments about Sterling “definitely not” signing a new contract even for £900,000-a-week made by agent Aidy Ward, although subsequently disputed by him, cut little ice with John W Henry across the Atlantic. The rift between club and the player’s representative has continued to grow since they rejected the offer of a £100,000-a-week back in January. However, that does not mean bridges have been entirely burned and Rodgers insists Sterling’s short-term future is not affected and remains optimistic about the longer-term prospects. “I don’t see Raheem unhappy. I am sure talks will take place over the course of the summer,” he added ahead of Sunday’s trip to Stoke for the final match of the season. “We want to resolve the situation but it doesn’t change my approach to him. “There is no problem there. My relationship (with him) hasn’t been affected at all. “If he is fit, which he is, he will be available for selection.” While Rodgers insists his relationship with Sterling has not altered the view of supporters is changing for the worse with some fans booing him when he collected young player of the year at the club’s annual awards night. However, the manager will not let that influence his selection for Sunday. “Liverpool supporters always back their own players. If he starts or doesn’t start at the weekend, or plays any part in the game, he will get the support of the supporters,” he said. “The away support in particular has been absolutely incredible. Every game, the stands are packed and they give us great support, and that’s for every single player. I wouldn’t expect that to change.” The Reds boss expressed his disappointment over the way the situation had deteriorated into a very public fall-out. “It’s very difficult to comment on what other people speak about but we’ve always been very clear here at Liverpool – if we have any meetings or discussions to take place, whether it’s with players, manager or whatever, it’ll all be dealt with internally,” he said. “We don’t like to publicise what we’re going to do. We just look to do it in-house and as privately as possibly can be. “The concentration for myself is to continue to improve Raheem as a football player.” Press Associationlast_img read more

MBB : TIDAL WAVE: Syracuse finishes perfect nonconference slate with rout of Tulane

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img The looks Syracuse was getting didn’t change. The Orange offense produced open shots throughout the first half. But early on, SU simply wasn’t converting.Syracuse didn’t need to change anything in terms of how it was running its sets. All it needed to do was knock down those wide-open looks.And near the five-minute mark in the first half, the Orange started doing just that.‘We were getting great looks that we usually knock down,’ SU forward Kris Joseph said. ‘And we got the same looks later on that half and we did knock them down. Sometimes, that’s how the cookie crumbles. But we picked it back up and went on a 19-0 run.’No. 1 Syracuse poured in 19 straight points during the final six minutes before halftime to propel the Orange to a comfortable 80-61 win over Tulane (11-2) Thursday night in front of 18,679 at the Carrier Dome. SU (13-0) struggled to connect on its open looks early but started burying those shots late. The 19-0 run into halftime included five 3-pointers by three different players while the Orange defense suffocated the Green Wave at the other end to pick up a win in its final nonconference game of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange opens up Big East play Dec. 28 against Seton Hall.‘I thought offensively we had a very, very good first half,’ head coach Jim Boeheim said. ‘I think we really moved the ball and did a lot of good things. We executed very well in the first half and took control of the game.’Even though SU’s offense ran smoothly from the get-go, the Orange simply struggled to convert on the opportunities it had. Syracuse made just seven field goals through the first 14 minutes of action, allowing the Green Wave to hang around despite its own offensive deficiencies.But that quickly changed after Joseph buried his first triple of the day.With SU holding on to a 22-19 lead, Brandon Triche gathered his own miss and drove into the paint. He flipped a pass out to Joseph, who was standing all alone on the left side behind the 3-point line. The senior had missed a couple of open looks earlier but drained this one to extend the lead to six.‘I feel like when one person gets it going, everyone else gets it going,’ junior James Southerland said. ‘If someone hits a big shot or a 3, I feel like everyone’s more focused, more involved and more active. It gets everybody going.’Joseph’s 3 did just that to spark the decisive run before halftime.After a Scoop Jardine layup on a fast break, Triche knocked down a 3-pointer of his own to put the lead at 30-19. Southerland then got into the mix with a shot from deep one minute later. Both he and Triche added one more long-range jumper along with a Baye Keita dunk to all but put the game out of reach.All of that was a result of SU running its offense to perfection. Each of those 19 points came off assists from teammates willing to make the extra pass.‘We executed well and got good shots,’ Boeheim said. ‘We shared the ball and got three or four really good extra pass plays where everybody got a 3. It was just good ball movement and getting the ball to the open man. Guys made shots.’With that sudden burst before halftime, Syracuse carried a 41-19 advantage into the break. Tulane never got within 14 points in the second half, and Southerland said the Orange was pretty much on cruise control in the final 20 minutes.With the win, SU completed its nonconference schedule undefeated for the second year in a row. And Boeheim feels his team is ready for the challenges ahead.‘I think we’ve done what we had to do,’ Boeheim said. ‘It’s nice to get to this point and not have a loss. … Once the conference comes, the competition steps way, way up. I think we’re prepared for that.’zjbrown@syr.edulast_img read more

Dani Byrd reflects on plans as interim dean

first_imgDani Byrd, appointed by Provost Michael Quick as interim dean for the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, is continuing  a push for curriculum innovation, integration of research, and strengthened communication among faculty and students. She was appointed after the departure of former Dean Steve Kay on Nov. 30 to assume the role of president of the Scripps Research Institution.Byrd, a faculty member at USC for 17 years, has served various roles within Dornsife including vice dean for research advancement, vice dean for faculty and research, vice dean for institutional affairs and most recently, executive vice dean. Her field of study focuses primarily on human speech production which involves the use of MRI to observe the vocal tract and how it generates speech.“My job is to make sure they have all the opportunities to make terrific choices about classes and majors, to lower obstacles to allow for students to chart that educational path,” Byrd said. “While at the same time making sure that we have this enormous array of high-quality teaching in classes available to students so that they have the information they need to seek their educational goals.”Byrd also said that there are opportunities for Dornsife to integrate programs of study that are thematic and do not necessarily fall under what an academic would traditionally perceive as tied to a specific discipline or department. Byrd explained that the creation of new majors and minors within Dornsife has led to greater convergence among disciplines.“We’ve been talking about curricular innovation that includes lowering obstacles to programs of study, cleaning up programs that may not be so interesting and offering instead, thematic, novel or interestingly structured new options,” Byrd said. “It involves making sure that we are doing a terrific job teaching those classes, not just offering them and that are students are actively involved in those classes.”Some of Byrd’s primary concerns as interim dean include increasing student opportunity in internships and research for scholarly experiences through funding by the Student Opportunities for Academic Research and Summer Undergraduate Research Fund programs within Dornsife. Further, she explained that innovating the core undergraduate curriculum includes active communication among students and with faculty members.“We have to be committed to setting the bar high and continuing all of the progress we’ve benefited from,” Byrd said. “Dornsife is a top college and a top research university in the country and that gives us an opportunity — but even more than that, an obligation — to become better and to tackle both from our students’ perspectives and from our faculty research the toughest challenges that are out there and to prepare our students to become the Trojan Family representatives that are going to go on and lead the way in these very difficult but societally critical problems.”Byrd received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in linguistics from Yale University and a doctorate degree from UCLA. She founded the USC Phonetics Laboratory in 1998. Four years later, she became an associate professor of linguistics at USC and since then has continued to advance research.Byrd has received several awards in recognition of her work in linguistics, such as a fellowship and the R. Bruce Lindsay Award granted by the Acoustical Society of America and the USC Dornsife Dean’s Award for Distinguished Service in 2012. Additionally, Byrd has worked as an editorial board member for the Journal of the International Phonetic Association.In discussing different ways to engage students in research, Byrd highlighted the Bridge Institution and the Korean Studies Institute as epicenters for vast opportunities in undergraduate research.“We’ve developed, over the past few decades, some terrific research centers and institutes, and for me, it’s so important to highlight that they are at an educational institution and that they have a special role to play in the educational mission,” Byrd said.Provost Michael Quick and Dean Avishai Sadan of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry will head the 12-member advisory search committee to select and appoint the next permanent dean of Dornsife.last_img read more

Jim Boeheim lightheartedly rants about snowfall in Syracuse

first_imgEight inches of snow fell in Syracuse. Temperatures fell to below 10 degrees with wind chills dipping below zero. It was the coldest day in the heart of winter. And Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim doesn’t know why anyone cares. “It was a nice day in Syracuse, c’mon. Our fans are gonna come if it snows,” Boeheim said. “They’re gonna come to the games. Maybe down south they’re not gonna come. But they’re gonna come here. They’re used to it. I laugh when they start predicting it’s gonna be an awful day, there’s gonna be eight inches of snow. That’s nothing. That used to be nothing. They didn’t use to report that.“They’re making an all-day broadcast about eight inches of snow. They didn’t even mention that 30 years ago. Eight inches? They didn’t even talk about it until it was over two feet. Then they mentioned it. That it might snow. I don’t know what we’re living in here. The weather casters, are they all from the south now? A normal day.“My wife is from the south. I said, ‘How are the roads outside?’ She said, ‘They’re fine.’ Her sister’s from Alabama and she didn’t want to go out. She was like, ‘You’re going out in that?’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoeheim’s light-hearted rant came following Syracuse’s 85-72 win over Florida State. The Orange improved to 7-5 in conference play after starting 0-4. When he was asked if he was surprised about the 22,000-plus attendance despite the harsh weather conditions, he continued to ramble about why it didn’t matter.“C’mon. It’s a nice day in Syracuse,” Boeheim said. “As long as we’re playing good basketball, they’re gonna come. If we don’t play good basketball, they might not come anymore.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on February 11, 2016 at 10:19 pm Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Syracuse remains No. 20 in College Football Playoff Rankings

first_img Published on November 27, 2018 at 7:13 pm Contact Matt: Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img After a 42-21 win at Alumni Stadium over Boston College on Saturday, Syracuse (9-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast) stayed at No. 20 in the College Football Playoff Rankings. This is the first season that Syracuse has been ranked in the playoff rankings, reaching as high as No. 12 before a 33-point loss to the Notre Dame.Syracuse now awaits its bowl game destiny, which will be released this upcoming Sunday. Projections have Syracuse favored to play either West Virginia or Iowa State in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, Florida.last_img read more