Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W Travellers can now book Qantas flights on the go thanks to the launch of a new functionality on their mobile site launched today.Enabling customers the ability to search and book domestic and international flights on a smart phone means greater convenience according to chief executive officer Qantas domestic Mr Lyell Strambi.Mr Strambi said customers wanted greater convenience and flexibility to book flights away from their home or office.“The Qantas Mobile site now makes it easier for our customers to book their flights while on the move.”Qantas customers can now make a flight booking, pay for it and check-in while travelling to the airport for the flight with the convenience of it all in the palm of their hand.The new function adds to the already existing Qantas Mobile site that was launched back in 2008, allowing customers to check-in for domestic flights, check flight status and receive SMS flight updates. The mobile site also provides customers with information at a touch of the finger such as access to worldwide Qantas Club lounge locations, contact numbers for Qantas offices worldwide and up to date timetables for Qantas, QantasLink, Jetstar and codeshare flights.Logging into the site can be done by entering your Qantas frequent flyer number, surname and PIN. For those non-Frequent flyer members all that is required to log in is a booking reference and surname. To access the Qantas mobile site, type qantas.com into a web-enabled smart phone.
Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Less than three minutes after Wells’ touchdown run, Peterson returned aDonnie Jones punt 80 yards for a touchdown, his fourth of the season.Peterson became the first player in NFL history to have four punt returnsfor touchdowns of more than 80 yards in a single season. It was hissecond punt return touchdown against the Rams this season. His first wasa 99-yarder in a 19-13 overtime win in Glendale just three weeks ago.Player(s) of the Game – Wells obviously had his best day as a pro,and did so after twice getting dinged up on carries. Early in the 4thquarter, Wells fumbled, and got his feet tangled up in the turf. He washelped off the field after being down for several minutes. Just momentslater, Wells busted off a 53-yard run that set up Feely’s game-winning fieldgoal.On the defensive side of the ball, there was a lot to be happy about.Rookie OLB Sam Acho registered two sacks, forced a fumble and recovereda fumble. Skelton struggles again – John Skelton got his fourth consecutivestart for the injured Kevin Kolb, and struggled for the second straight week.Skelton completed 12 of 23 passes for 114 yards and threw twointerceptions. In the last two weeks, Skelton has completed 18 of 42passes for 213 yards and 5 interceptions–a quarterback rating of 19.35.He struggled on his throws, missing high to several open receivers. Total Domination – With the victory over the Rams, the Cardinalshave now defeated St. Louis nine times in their last 10 games. It was alsothe Cardinals’ 7th straight win in St. Louis. Their last loss at the EdwardJones Dome happened on opening day of the 2004 season, when the Ramsdefeated a Cardinals’ team led by Josh McCown and Emmitt Smith 17-10. Comments Share Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Beanie Wells broke the franchise record for rushing yards in a single gamewith 228 and Patrick Peterson had an 80-yard punt return for a touchdownas the Arizona Cardinals hung on to defeat the St. Louis Rams 23-20 at theEdward Jones Dome on Sunday. Jay Feely connected on a 22-yard fieldgoal with 4:09 remaining to provide the winning margin.Wells, who had runs of 71 and 53 yards, scored on a 7-yard touchdown runin the 3rd quarter that gave the Cardinals their first lead with 5:54 left inthe 3rd quarter. His final run, a 14-yarder with under two minutes to go,broke the previous record set by LeShon Johnson (214 yards) in a 28-14win over New Orleans on September 22, 1996.
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Your browser does not support the audio element. Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch haven’t been themselves, and neither have the Seattle Seahawks.ESPN’s Ron Jaworski told Arizona Sports 98.7’s Burns and Gambo that Seattle’s offensive line changes from the Super Bowl team last year are the main reason for the Seahawks’ offensive struggles this season. This week’s opponent, the Arizona Cardinals, pose a challenge on the other side as well. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories “Get those safeties nosey,” Jaworski said. “Get Kam Chancellor up near the line of scrimmage. Get Earl Thomas wanting to hit int he back in the backfield.” Comments Share Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling LISTEN: Ron Jaworski, ESPN NFL Analyst Carson Palmer’s last game at Seattle ended with a Cardinals victory, and Jaworski believes Arizona’s offense has enough to get the best of the Seahawks’ defense that ranks in the top-10 in both yards allowed per run and per pass.Jaws predicts a 24-20 Cardinals win. He believes Arizona has the talent and schemes to beat Seattle’s Cover-3 defense.“They have some Cover-3 beaters,” Jaworski told Burns and Gambo. “When you play Seattle, they’re going to play Cover-3, it’s their predominant coverage. You better have a plan how to beat cover 3, and all season long, I’ve seen the Cardinals have a three-way vertical stretch plan to beat Cover-3. I’ve seen different rout combinations to beat Cover-3 hitting the seams.”Of course, the Cardinals will need to set up the passing game with the run game.Jaworski said Seattle will put Arizona in a bind if Palmer and company are in obvious passing situations. That will allow the Seahawks to sit in their zones.While Chris Johnson may not be finding many running lanes, Jaworski said Arizona must remain committed to the ground attack. That will set up play-action for Palmer to attack.
Residents of Branch and Hillsdale counties are invited to visit the office of incoming state representative Eric Leutheuser on Wednesday, Jan. 14. Rep. Leutheuser officially opened his Lansing office this week, and while the office is always open to visitors, he said this would be a great day to visit as the new legislative term begins. Even if residents cannot visit at this time, they are invited to contact the office any time.“It’s important for constituents to know how to contact my office should they have any questions or concerns regarding state government,” said Leutheuser, R-Hillsdale. “Listening to feedback from local residents will help me better represent their needs in Lansing.”Residents can contact Rep. Leutheuser at (517) 373-1794, at P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514 or by email at EricLeutheuser@house.mi.gov.Leutheuser’s office is located at 124 N. Capitol Ave., Room 992, Lansing. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.### Categories: Leutheuser News 08Jan Rep. Leutheuser provides contact information, invites residents to visit office on first day of legislative session
Categories: Iden News,News 02Feb Rep. Iden announces coffee hours State Rep. Brandt Iden will host four office hour events within Kalamazoo County in February and March.“These events are a great way to connect with my neighbors on what matters most to them,” Iden said. “I hope local residents will join me to share any questions or concerns they have and I look forward to seeing everyone.”The Kalamazoo County coffee hours are:Friday, Feb. 10, 9:30-11 a.m. – Feed The World Café, 7000 Stadium Dr.-Suite 201, KalamazooFriday, Feb. 24, 10-11:30 a.m. – Rise N’ Dine, 121 S. Main St., VicksburgMonday, March 20, 5:00- 6:30 p.m. – Vicksburg Library, 215 S. Michigan Ave., VicksburgFriday, March 24, 9-10:30 a.m. – Portage Senior Center, 320 Library Lane, PortageResidents who are unable to attend the coffee hours are invited to contact Rep. Iden’s office at (517) 373-1774, by email at BrandtIden@house.mi.gov or online at RepBrandtIden.com.#####
Categories: Canfield News 02Feb Rep. Canfield honors Blue Star Mothers of America Local resident visits Capitol as part of special recognitionState Rep. Edward J. Canfield of Sebewaing, a U.S. Navy veteran, visited with members of the Blue Star Mothers of America in the House chamber on Thursday.State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., on Thursday praised his colleagues in the Michigan House of Representatives for approving his resolution declaring Feb. 1, 2018, as Blue Star Mothers Day in Michigan.Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., is a national organization of mothers whose sons and daughters serve in the nation’s armed forces. Sherry Kramer, a resident of Harbor Beach and president of the Department of Michigan Officers, was in attendance.“We must recognize the contributions Blue Star Mothers of America have made to our state and nation,” said Canfield, of Sebewaing. “It is an honor to recognize Blue Star Mothers who ensure emotional support and respect for the community.”Rep. Canfield, who is a U.S. Navy veteran, visited with members of the Blue Star Mothers of America in the House chamber.There also members of the Legislature who are Blue Star Mothers.House Resolution 242 was adopted with overwhelming bipartisan support.###
The Michigan House today unanimously approved a plan introduced by state Rep. Holly Hughes to give local communities more say in the speed limits on residential streets.House Bill 5385 will allow communities to post a speed limit at 25 mph on most residential streets. Changes made to state law two years ago changed the process for determining local speed limits, requiring increases on many streets over the objections of local residents and law enforcement agencies.“Residential neighborhoods should be safe places for our kids to play, people to walk dogs and home owners to enjoy peace and quiet without having to worry about cars speeding up and down the streets,” said Hughes, of Montague. “This plan ensures communities can keep their streets at reasonable and safe speeds.”“This is a win for local communities,” said Jon Gale, Chief of the Norton Shores Police Department. “We know what’s best for our own local roads and what a safe speed limit is.”House Bill 5385 now moves to the Senate for consideration.#### Categories: Hughes News,News 05Dec House approves Rep. Hughes’ plan to give locals control in establishing speed limits in their communities
State Representative Pauline Wendzel opened her Lansing office this week to serve the people of the 79th House District and announced contact information for community members to easily reach her.Rep. Wendzel may be contacted at (517) 373-1403; mail correspondence at N-1098 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.“I am eager to start working on the issues that the people of my community elected me to do, and to continue to hear the concerns and suggestions of residents throughout our community,” Wendzel said. “I am honored to represent the hard-working families of Berrien County and encourage anyone with questions to contact my office so that I may be of assistance.”“My top priority in Lansing will be achieving results that help Southwest Michigan Families. Bringing good paying jobs to our community, fixing our roads, and properly investing in our children’s education are important issues that I repeatedly hear from constituents.”Rep. Wendzel is in the process of planning office hours in the district so that she can meet with residents and share legislative updates.### 03Jan Rep. Wendzel opens Lansing office Categories: News,Wendzel News
Sky contributed £2.2 billion (€2.8 billion) to UK GDP last year, which it claims to be equivalent to around 40% of the contribution made by the country’s entire TV and radio creative sector.A new report by consultancy firm Oxford Economics shows that Sky contributed more than £5 billion to the UK economy in 2011, having generated sales of £6.4 billion. For every £1 billion Sky contributes directly to GDP, it generates another £1.4 billion in the rest of the economy through its purchase of goods and services, and via its staff spending their wags.The report also found that Sky employed 22,800 people in the UK. That number includes 2,600 people employed in producing and commissioning content. Sky said it planned to increase its investment in original British content to £600 million by 2014.Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s CEO, said: “We have grown rapidly since our business was established just over 20 years ago. Along the way we have taken risks, invested billions of pounds and been a driving force for innovation and change in our sector. As a result we have transformed UK consumers’ experience of television and home communications, while generating significant returns for our shareholders and contributing positively to the UK economy as a whole.”
Russian pay TV operator NTV Plus is planning to launch its new satellite platform for the eastern part of the country at the end of this week.NTV Plus will launch a service targeting viewers in eastern Russia via the DirecTV-1R and Bonum-1 satellites, delivering over 95 Russian and international TV channels in the first phase.The service will offer a basic package, dubbed Eastern Light, with 35 channels for RUB29 (€0.70), with options to add up to eight thematic packages, including factual, kids and entertainment packages, two spors packages – Sports East and Supersport East – and two movies packages – Cinema East and VIP Cinema East, with prices ranging from RUB19 for the seven-channel entertainment package to RUB199 for the Supersport East and VIP Cinema East packages, with 17 and 19 channels respectively. All packages together will cost RUB499 a month, with discounts available for subscribers who commit to six and 12-months subscripions.The service will be available via Sagemcom and Humax receivers. NTV Plus is offering any combination for RUB10 as a promotional offer in January.
DSAT Cinema, the Eutelsat and Dcinex joint-venture company specialising in satellite delivery of films and live events, is now beaming to 1,000 cinemas in Europe.DSAT Cinema said that the 1,000 cinema complexes, representing some 7,000 screens, are now equipped for satellite reception, with the firm having installing equipment that includes a dual-feed satellite antenna and a professional decoder from International Datacasting powered by SensioHiFi 3D technology.“Using capacity on the Eutelsat 5 West A satellite, DSAT Cinema is able to broadcast digital content to all fully-equipped cinemas in Europe irrespective of their location at uploads speeds of up to 70 Mbit/s. By combining this capacity with a second transponder on this satellite or on Eutelsat 8 West A, it is possible to achieve aggregate throughput of up to 140 Mbit/s, enabling a 150 Gb digital film to be delivered in less than three hours,” said DSAT Cinema CEO Fabrice Testa.
UK cable operator Virgin Media has added UKTV’s Drama channel to its lineup.The network is available to all Virgin TV customers and will air catalogue dramas such as Pride and Prejudice, The Cinder Path and Lark Rise to Candleford.Drama takes slot number 190 on the Virgin EPG with the channel also due to be added to Virgin TV Anywhere – Virgin’s cloud-based service that lets subscribers watch online and from mobiles and tablets.“Drama is packed with iconic shows that really captured the imagination of the British public so we’re excited to bring this great new channel into the homes of our TV customers and onto Virgin TV Anywhere,” said Virgin Media’s TV product director Nick Forward.UKTV launched Drama on UK digital-terrestrial service Freeview last month and first announced the channel back in May.
Lithaunian service provider Teo has introduced the ability to view personal media including photos, video and audio recording on the TV screen as part of its service. Customers will be able to view their own personal media and share it with friends. The service will enable direct sharing of photos as well as video and audio recordings stored in the cloud, and will enable users to listen to music without any additional equipment via their TV remote and the EPG.Teo subscribers were previously able to access personal files on the web, but the new service introduces accessibility via the TV menu for the first time.“Usually photos and video recordings are viewed on a computer screen, but the launched service will allow customer to do it more conveniently on a TV screen, which is bigger and more adapted for that kind of viewing, especially together with friends and family,” said Nerijus Ivanauskas, the head of the consumer business unit at TEO.
Mediaset España is to leave local audience measurement body the AIMC over disagreements about the methodology used to build the generally accepted ratings source, the Estudio General de Medios (EGM). Mediaset sources have told Spanish press that the company has issues with the measurement system used by the EGM supplier, Kantar Media, and argues that the EGM methodology is out of date.The move is the latest in a series of departures from industry bodies for Mediaset. The group has recently quit the Spanish Academia de las Ciencas y las Artes de Televisión and failed to make a nomination for its annual Premios Iris competition. It has also declined to participate in leading TV festival FesTVal, to be held this year in Murcia.Separately, Kantar Media has struck a deal with Vodafone España to measure TV consumption using return-path data supplied by cable operator Ono, owned by Vodafone. Kantar Media will measure linear TV viewing, time-shifted and on-demand viewing and app usage in what it says is a first for the Spanish market. The data will be used to supplement the audience panel data it already gathers.
Millennials are continuing to watch large amounts of TV, despite the widespread assumption that they are migrating to other screens to consume audiovisual content, according to statistics compiled by a group of TV trade associations and media sales houses to mark the UN’s World Television Day.According to the data from 10 countries including the US, Canada, Australia, Germany, the UK and France compiled by the Platform for European Promotion of TV (PEPPTV), TV viewing is the dominant form of video consumption in millennials’ lives.In the US, 18-24s watch an average of two hours, 33 minutes of TV a day, while 25-34s watch an average of three hours, 50 minutes a day. In the UK, 16-34s watch two hours, 23 minutes of linear TV on a TV set a day, while in Germany, 18-34s watch two hours, 21 minutes of TV a day. In Belgium, 12-24s watch one hour, 29 minutes of TV a day, 10 minutes more a day than in 2010.TV viewing remains the dominant form of video consumption. In Germany, 74% of 14-29s’ video consumption is accounted for by TV, while only 26% is accounted for by online video. TV content accounts for 70% of 15-24s’ video consumption in France and 65% of 16-24s’ total video consumption in the UK, compared with 7% for YouTube and 4% for subscription viceo-on-demand services such as Netflix.In Canada, 18-34s spend 7.6 times more time watching TV each week than they do on YouTube, 17 times more time with TV than with Netflix and 3.3 times more with TV than they spend on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter combined.The TV set remains the principal device for the consumption of TV content. In the UK, 70% of 16-24s’ total video consumption – 65% of which is TV – takes place on a TV set, while in Germany, 76% of 14-25s’ total video contact continues to happen on the TV set.In an average week, TV reaches 89.9% of 16-34s in the UK, 77% of 18-34s in Germany, 64% of 15-34s in France, and as much as 96.1% of 18-34s in Canada.The compilation also found that TV advertising is effective. In the UK, 16-24s find TV advertising more enjoyable, memorable and humorous than any other media. Some 54% enjoy TV advertising, compared to 16% for social media, while 69% say TV advertising makes them laugh, compared to 24% for social; and 73% say TV advertising is memorable, compared to 17% for social media.The PEPPTV used a range of sources including Nielsen, BARB, AGF/GfK, Audimetrie, Numerous, TNS Convergence Monitor, Thinkbox, ComScore, Kantar Media, TNS Gallup and others to build their statistical picture.
Chase CareyLiberty Media has confirmed that it is buying the Formula1 motor sports business for US$4.4 billion.The deal gives F1 an enterprise value of US$8.0 and will see Liberty buy an initial minority stake of 18.7%, which it will up to 100% subject to antitrust and competition approvals in various countries.Liberty is buying the business from a consortium of sellers, led by F1’s controlling shareholder CVC. This group will still own roughly 65% of F1’s equity and will have board representation.On completion of the deal, Liberty Media Group will be renamed the Formula One Group.In terms of management, F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone will keep the same role, while 21st Century Fox vice-chairman, Chase Carey, has been appointed as the new Chairman of Formula One.Carey succeeds Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, who will remain on Formula One’s board as a non-executive director.“We are excited to become part of Formula One. We think our long-term perspective and expertise with media and sports assets will allow us to be good stewards of Formula One and benefit fans, teams and our shareholders,” said Liberty Media president and CEO, Greg Maffei.Chase Carey said: “I am thrilled to take up the role of Chairman of Formula One and have the opportunity to work alongside Bernie Ecclestone, CVC, and the team.“I see great opportunity to help Formula One continue to develop and prosper for the benefit of the sport, fans, teams and investors alike.”Confirmation of the deal follows follows numerous media reports linking Liberty to F1.
Telefónica’s Aura voice-enabled digital assistant is now being used by over 470,000 users to navigate and search for content on the Movistar+ pay TV service.Telefónica CEO José María Álvarez-Pallete unveiling Aura at MWCAura is available via the Movistar+ mobile app. The service was launched for Android devices on April 19 and for iOS on May 10.Aura for Movistar+ enables subscribers to interact with the service and to search for content by genre, by actor or director or by actual title. It also allows users to search for latest releases or live sports events, as well as to ask for recommendations, change channel or initiate viewing sessions.Citing the results of a study it had undertaken among subscribers over the course of a month, the operator said that nine out of 10 users interviewed had continued to use Aura and would recommend it to others, with half saying it had improved their level of satisfaction with the Movistar+ service and seven out of 10 saying it had improved their impression of the operator.The main use of the service to date has been to search for channels, movies and series using voice control.New customers can download the Movistar+ app with Aura from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.Aura, which was debuted at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year, is currently available in six countries in which Telefónica operates.In Spain, Telefónica will make Aura central to its upcoming smart home offering, Movistar Home, enabling users to manage smart home applications.
Security Features – Genuine bank notes have built in security features, Metallic Gold Foil, Cleartext thread etc.A police spokesperson said: “If you have the slightest doubt compare the note with one that you know is genuine.“If you have any concerns or have or receive a note which you believe is counterfeit contact police by ringing 101 or calling into your local station.”CRIME ALERT: POLICE WARNING OF FORGED BANK NOTES BEING PASSED IN DERRY was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet POLICE say they are aware of a number of attempts to pass counterfeit money in the Eglinton and Derry areas.Retailers and members of the public should check bank notes during transactionsHere are some things to look out for are :-Paper Quality – Feel the note, it should be crisp and slightly rough in the heavily printed areas. It shouldn’t be limp, waxy or shinyPrint Quality – Printing should be sharp and well defined, not made up of tiny dots, with no blurred edges. The colour should be clear and distinct with no hazy fringes .CRIME ALERT: POLICE WARNING OF FORGED BANK NOTES BEING PASSED IN DERRYEGLINTON/DERRY.PSNI
British Military BarracksBuilding No 40New bar and restaurant gets green light to open at Ebrington Square Recently a officer premises was opened at Building 104 on the Ebrington site after £1.6 million transformation.Planning permission was also granted in May of this year by the Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Planning Committee for a new 152-bedroom hotel at the site.The new development – named ‘The Ebrington’ – will be located at the site which formerly housed buildings 67, 68, 69 and 79 in its former life as British Armay Barracks.The site currently houses a café and a bar/restaurant. A former military building at Ebrginton Square in Derry is to be transformed into new bar and restaurantThe plans would see Building 40, a former canteen located at the north side of Ebrington Square overlooking the River Foyle, undergo alterations and a new extension to provide the new establishment.The application, lodged by the Toomebridge based Philip McElhone Construction, marks the latest new development planned for the site. ShareTweet New bar and restaurant gets green light to open at Ebrington Square was last modified: August 10th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: