New Pakistan, old gameplan

first_imgThe street smart tactics of the Pakistan army – played out by Prime Minister Imran Khan at its behest – to somehow diffuse the overwhelming pressure of international opinion blaming it for collusion with Islamic militants, are not doing much for it this time. It was an unprecedented setback for Pakistan’s deep state when India got instant support – open or implicit – from the international community for its “preemptive and non-military” strike on the training facility of Jaish-e-Mohammed far inside Pakistan’s territory. Also Read – A special kind of bondWhat has followed is a series of inconsistent responses from Pakistan’s policymakers. The Indian Air Force (IAF) bombing at Balakot – as a declared reprisal by India against the terror attack on CRPF troopers in Pulwama – was viewed with a sense of “understanding” by the entire democratic world, led by the US, as a legitimate operation since it was carried out in the backdrop of calls being made by the world community to Pakistan – over a long period – to stop providing safe havens to terrorists on its soil. Also Read – Insider threat managementSince Pakistan army was trying to pull wool over every body’s eyes by pretending that the Islamic outfits instigating terror across Indo-Pak border in Kashmir and elsewhere were “non-state” actors not in its control, India’s stand that Balakot was not an attack on Pakistan made sense to all, much to the frustration of Pakistan. Pakistan’s references to “escalation” did not cut much ice and even its desperate attempt to use F-16 bombers on a military target on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) on the day following Balakot received a cold snub from all the countries as an unjustified bravado. The focal point of accountability on Pakistan’s ruling dispensation remains on the lack of effective action against the militant outfits operating from within that country. The world opinion has hardened on this issue as the developments in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) with regard to naming Maulana Masood Azhar, the chief of JeM, as an international terrorist amply demonstrated, notwithstanding the fact that China has once again blocked the decision with its veto. Imran Khan in a statement earlier had reiterated that “he pledged not to allow Pakistani soil to be used for terror directed at other countries” which seemed to be a part of the wishy-washy announcements of his government about “restrictions” placed on Jaish and the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) front Jamaat-ud-Dawah. Meanwhile, US National Security Advisor John Bolton has called upon Pakistan Foreign Minister once again to ensure “meaningful” action against terrorists who had attacked India. India has to critically assess the impact of US intervention. Imran Khan has – unsurprisingly – used the current situation to encroach on India’s domestic politics by alleging that the Narendra Modi government was engaging in “the politics of hatred” with an eye on the upcoming general elections in India. He openly accused Prime Minister Modi of “dividing people for votes” and went on to state that after Pulwama, hatred was being spread against a community because of which Kashmiris were targeted in many parts of India. Pakistan has been trying to fish in the troubled waters of Indian electoral politics in a manner that creates a convergence between what its leaders propagate and the anti-Modi tirade that the Opposition in India made on the issue of “protection of minorities” here. Pakistan is consciously indulging in the dangerous game of suggesting that there was a sense of identification between Muslims of India and Pakistan and that the minority community here should help to pull down the Modi regime. Imran Khan had stated sometime back that he looked forward to dealing with a new dispensation in India in 2019. Fomenting terrorist violence by exploiting faith-based motivation should be condemned by one and all and the question of who should be given credit for the military operation against the Jaish establishment at Balakot should be debated with political finesse and not political bias. Balakot underscores a strategic response to the serious threat of cross-border terrorism facing India and any critique of the same should be kept free of communal overtones. We should not fail the world community that is seized of this threat at the global level by throwing up internal political divisions on matters of national security. Indian diplomacy is going to run into the challenge – sooner than later – of Pulwama and Balakot events being flagged by other countries as the ground for the resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan. China has expectedly taken the lead in recommending talks between the two countries for “long term improvement in bilateral ties.” China, unlike the US and many other major countries, is keen to bail out Pakistan which faced isolation on the issue of Islamic extremism and terror. India has rightly demanded “credible, verifiable and sustained actions” against terror outfits in Pakistan. However, we must be specific about calling for effective punitive action against both Hafiz Sayeed and Masood Azhar for their involvement in the 26/11 and Pulwama attacks, respectively, and make it a condition for a possible resumption of dialogue with Pakistan. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has done well to dare Imran Khan to hand over Masood Azhar to India if he was serious about taking action against terrorists. India has to keep up its alignment with the US, the UK, France, Japan, Australia, Russia, and the Gulf countries on the issue of putting down terrorism. Securing convergence between India, the US and Russia on the future of Afghanistan should also be an important aim of our diplomatic endeavours. The Pakistan army-ISI duo have realised that the line “you give me evidence we will proceed” had this time failed to impress anybody and they are therefore trying to hoodwink the international community by pretending to put curbs – administrative and financial – on the terrorist outfits. They plan to brave through the world pressure and apparently feel convinced that they could continue with their efforts to create political destabilisation in Jammu and Kashmir and keep the pot boiling there. Pakistan knows it cannot take on India in a conventional war but has reasons to believe that it could indulge in its covert offensive on LoC to keep the limelight on the Kashmir issue. India has stronger justification after the Balakot strike to follow an “offence is the best defence” approach in dealing with any ceasefire violations. With the onset of summer, Pakistan would be tempted to step up infiltration of terrorists into the valley – notwithstanding the fact that strong action against separatists and pro-Pak elements would have shrunk the circle of support that Pakistan had enjoyed there so far. For India, there is no looking back on the mission of eliminating the last terrorist gun in Kashmir, neutralising the Pakistan agents there and developing J&K as a democratically governed state that is economically self-sufficient, socio-politically harmonious and viable as a multi-religious entity. (The author is a former Director, Intelligence Bureau. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Colombia making headway in bolstering security UN hears

24 September 2008Colombia’s citizens have shed their fear and have more confidence in the State, thanks to the consolidation of democracy and security in following years of fear imposed by terrorists, the South American nation’s President said today at the General Assembly’s annual high-level segment. Colombia’s citizens have shed their fear and have more confidence in the State, thanks to the consolidation of democracy and security in following years of fear imposed by terrorists, the South American nation’s President said today at the General Assembly’s annual high-level segment.Over two-thirds of the 60,000 terrorists who had “ravaged the country at the start of the Government” have turned their back on criminal activity and are taking part in a reintegration programme, Álvaro Uribe Vélez said.But he noted that terrorists continue to be active, pointing to recent incidents such as the murder of a group of teachers and a deadly car bomb attack on the Justice building in the city of Cali, both perpetrated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).Mr. Uribe stressed the importance his country places on the role of human rights in sustaining “democratic security.”He emphasized Colombia’s “respect for liberties in the midst of the fight against terrorism; the openness for vigilance” and “criticism and debate at the national and international level,” among others.Now, “citizens have greater faith in the State, and they seek their protection, overcoming the past indifference of some and the inclination of many to address their risks by their own means… citizens have lost their fear to denounce, give testimony and cooperate with the Armed Forces and with Justice.”The President recalled his address to last year’s general debate, in which he voiced his frustration at not having been able to rescue former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and those held in captivity by FARC with her.“Today, thanks to the heroism, planning and bloodless effectiveness of our soldiers, she is a symbol of freedom, a freedom that we claim to liberate those that are still kidnapped and to put an end to this shameful crime in our homeland,” he said. read more

CPL 2018 Trinbago Knight Riders back on top after Munros 56ball

After modest returns in his last few matches with the ball – a total of three wickets in his last four games – USA’s Ali Khan stepped up in the battle for first place to wreck the Warriors’ chase early. Four balls in, Luke Ronchi was beaten for pace attempting to flick and given lbw, although replays showed the ball appeared to be missing leg stump.Khary Pierre removed Chadwick Walton flicking across the line in the third over before Khan struck a much bigger blow in the fourth. Hetmyer failed to get the elevation trying to whip a length ball off his legs only to pick out Munro on the deep square leg boundary.When Narine induced a leading edge for a return catch off Cameron Delport in the sixth, Knight Riders were well on top at 33 for 4. Unlike the record-chase by Tallawahs spearheaded by Andre Russell’s century when they had been four down in the Powerplay against Knight Riders, there would be no comeback from the Warriors.Dwayne Bravo and Fawad Ahmed both claimed two wickets each before Khan came back for the final wicket, Tahir caught at cover in the 18th to clinch victory. Trinbago Knight Riders 170 for 7 (Munro 90, Ramdin 39, Tanvir 3-27) beat Guyana Amazon Warriors (Primus 36*, Ali Khan 3-22, Fawad 2-20)Colin Munro looks to steer the ball behind point Getty ImagesESPNcricinfo– Trinbago Knight Riders erased the bad memories of some early season woes at Queen’s Park Oval as they stormed back to the top of the CPL table in an emphatic fashion with a 67-run win over Guyana Amazon Warriors.The hosts staked a claim to be favorites for repeating as CPL champions behind another Colin Munro half-century, the fourth time he’s passed 50 in six career innings v Amazon Warriors.Munching for runsNew Zealand’s Munro is on the verge of obliterating the single-season scoring record for the CPL, ending Wednesday night just 23 away from surpassing the mark of 458 set last year by Chadwick Walton. Munro cracked his fifth fifty in eight innings in the season, this one the biggest of the lot as part of a 135-run second-wicket partnership with Denesh Ramdin.Entering in the first over after the early loss of Chris Lynn, Munro plundered 10 fours and four sixes in his knock. Imran Tahir has been Amazon Warriors talisman with the ball, entering the night second on the CPL wickets table with 13 but was smoked into the third tier over long-on by Munro. It set the tone for a night in which the South African legspinner went wicketless for the first time this season.Munro reached 50 in 39 balls, then kicked his innings into high gear in the 14th over against Rayad Emrit. The Warriors captain was hammered for 19 in the over, including a four slashed over short third man and then a six flicked 25 yards over the square leg rope. Unlike Tahir, going wicketless has been a regular occurrence for Emrit this season. The 37-year old ended with 0 for 40 in three overs, his fourth straight match without a wicket, and was in a foul mood in the post-match handshake line.Munro had plenty of time to reach what would have been his second CPL century, but got out just 10 short of the mark skying a catch to long-on in the 17th. Ramdin had fallen four balls earlier as well to spark a late comeback effort in the field by the visitors.Not the BrazilianMaking his CPL debut, 23-year-old Romario Shepherd was the man who eventually claimed Munro. The Guyanese medium pacer didn’t stop there though. Two balls later, he dragged one wide of the crease forcing Brendon McCullum into an awkward reach to get bat on ball resulting in a loopy drive taken by a diving Shimron Hetmyer running in from the cover boundary.Shepherd continued a fine debut effort in the 19th, getting Darren Bravo to drag a full delivery onto his stumps to further dent Knight Riders’ efforts at a late surge and ended with 3 for 29. Sohail Tanvir followed up his first-over wicket of Lynn by rounding off the Knight Riders innings with two more on the last two balls, Javon Searles and Sunil Narine. Considering the record-breaking chase by Jamaica Tallawahs on the same ground in the first week of the season, 170 seemed to be well-below par at the halfway point but it wound up being plenty.“Ameri”-Khan Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCPL 2017: Munro, Darren Bravo power Knight Riders into finalSeptember 8, 2017In “Sports”Remarkable Colin Munro hundred not enough for victory in Hero CPLJuly 3, 2016In “Sports”CPL 2018: Munro, Dwayne Bravo make it four in a row for Trinbago Knight RidersSeptember 1, 2018In “latest news” read more

Facebook intervient dans la prévention du suicide

first_imgFacebook intervient dans la prévention du suicideFacebook, le plus important réseau social du monde vient de mettre en place un système d’alerte pour prévenir les risques de suicides chez ses utilisateurs. Les membres peuvent désormais faire part de leurs doutes concernant un message posté par un ami.Prévenir Facebook qu’un ami pense à se suicider, c’est maintenant possible grâce au nouveau signal d’alerte mis en place par le réseau. Désormais, les utilisateurs inquiets par le message d’un membre, peuvent remplir et envoyer un formulaire (lien non disponible) (lien non disponible)précisant les URL du message posté, le nom de la personne, ainsi que les réseaux dont elle est membre. Une fois alertés, les modérateurs de Facebook vérifient la crédibilité des informations et décident de contacter ou non la police.À lire aussi”Trash Tag Challenge” : le défi utile qui incite Twitter et Instagram à nettoyer la planèteLes modérateurs restent toutefois très prudents vis-à-vis de la procédure. Pour l’heure, la recherche du terme “suicide” dans l’aide de Facebook amène d’abord les utilisateurs à se rendre sur d’autres sites susceptibles de pouvoir aider la personne en danger. Le formulaire n’est disponible qu’après cette rapide sensibilisation.En mode expérimental, le système fonctionne depuis maintenant trois mois. Plusieurs alertes ont été enregistrées et toutes se sont avérées justifiées. La procédure aurait été mise en place suite au suicide par overdose d’une des utilisatrices du réseau. Celle-ci avait fait part de ses intentions par des messages postés qui n’auraient provoqué aucune alerte. Facebook avait alors été fortement critiqué pour ne pas avoir prévenu de l’incident. Le 8 mars 2011 à 14:40 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Battle Ground teen appears in court in crash

first_imgA Battle Ground teen who allegedly caused a head-on collision near Lewisville Park early on Memorial Day told Washington State Patrol troopers he had too much to drink and shouldn’t have been driving, according to an affidavit of probable cause.Andrew D. Daniel 19, appeared Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on an allegation of vehicular assault stemming from the two-vehicle crash that occurred about 1:35 a.m. on state Highway 503.A witness told troopers that he saw a red Toyota 4Runner, driven by Daniel, driving erratically on Main Street in Battle Ground. The SUV swerved out of its lane several times and proceeded north on the highway, drifting out of its lane. As it approached Lewisville, it drifted left across the southbound lane and onto the shoulder before attempting to move back to its lane, the affidavit states.The SUV then collided head-on with another SUV traveling south in the southbound lane. The driver of the other vehicle, Stephanie Patterson, suffered a broken ankle, clavicle and rib, court records said. She was in satisfactory condition Tuesday at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, a spokesperson said.Troopers said they could smell the odor of alcohol on Daniel’s breath. His eyes were bloodshot and watery, and his speech was slurred. He was unsteady on his feet and swayed, and misplaced several items, such as his driver’s license, according to court documents.last_img read more

Yuma Leaders Form Support Group for Air Station Proving Ground

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Business and civic leaders in Yuma have formed a community support group for the two military installations in southwestern Arizona — Marine Corps Air Station Yuma and Yuma Proving Ground.The Yuma 50 held a gala kick-off dinner in May and hopes to gain the support of 300 or more community and civic leaders, businesses, organizations and citizens, according to a commentary by Yuma Proving Ground spokesman Chuck Wullenjohn in the Yuma Sun.“Our purpose is to pursue issues that support our bases and oppose those that are detrimental, whatever they may be,” said Ken Rosevear, the new organization’s chairman. The community outreach and education organization can be expected to respond to threats such as sequestration and encroachment, Rosevear said.The Yuma 50 will work collaboratively with the Southern Arizona Defense Alliance, which supports Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson and Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista.Rosevear believes the work being accomplished at the two Yuma facilities deserves support because of its importance to national security.“The mission of the two bases, one for training and the other for testing, is critical to the military,” he said. “This is serious business and we don’t want the mission of either base to be interrupted.”last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For June 17 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Sunday, June 17, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.in The Community: Wilmington Boy Scout Troop 126 invites the public to its Flag Day/Father’s Day Waffle Breakfast fundraiser from 8:30am to 11:30am at Villanova Hall (125 Middlesex Avenue). Tickets are available at the door for $8. All proceeds will benefit the scouts.In The Community: The Wilmington Farmers Market continues its season from 10am to 1pm on the Swain Green (across from the Town Common). See this week’s lineup HERE.In The Community: The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.Food Shopping: Food shopping in town this week?  In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, July 21, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, August 4, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, June 23, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

49 Voices Peter Twitchell of Bethel

first_imgPeter Twitchell of Bethel (KYUK photo)This week we’re hearing from Peter Twitchell in Bethel. Twitchell was the former host of KYUK’s Geezer Rock radio show which aired its final episode on October 27.Listen nowTWITCHELL: This is a village started by five people, and one of them was my grandfather — my mom’s dad. He was from Nelson Island. I’m getting old… 67. My wife always tells me I’m just a young guy, trying to brainwash me.I grew up across the river in the 50s. With these children of the Army families and Civil Aeronautics Administration families. So I spoke a lot of English. It didn’t sound right to speak Yup’ik. Although I heard it all my life, since I was a little boy. Growing up in our house, listening to my grandma, my mom, her sisters, all her friends. I couldn’t speak it fluently, you know. It was all jumbled up in my head. I knew the words, but I had to learn how to talk.And that only came through practice, and I got my practice speaking my language here at the radio station. I had to translate five minutes of news every day when I first started here. Fresh out of high school, in ’71 when this station opened. Just a little room with a microphone and a transmitter, and that’s how they started KYUK. So I got a chance to start speaking my language, although I was not really fluent.But it’s funny, I talked to a friend of mine, he used to manage the station here back in 1977. His name was Henry Ivanoff. He’s from Unalakleet. But that was 22,23 years ago, and his voice still sounds the same. But we’re all aging. It’s a funny thing, the voice doesn’t change too much.This interview was gathered by the interns at KYUK in Bethel.last_img read more

Telugu Short Film Awards2019 awards poster unveiled

first_imgLakdikapul: Director of Telangana Language and Cultural Department Mamidi Harikrishna and BC Commission Chairman BS Ramulu unveiled the poster for Telugu Short Film Awards (TSFA-2019) here at Ravindra Bharathi auditorium on Monday. Kalaraj Media and Entertainment MD Srinivas Marri, N Santhosh, V Rohith Rao, D Shanmukha and C Shiva participated in the program. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us Speaking to media after the unveiling the poster, Mamidi Harikrishna congratulated Kalaraj Media and Entertainment for encouraging several talented youths by conducting the event every year. He assured of government support for such beneficial programmes. BS Ramulu opined that awards presents wonderful opportunity for the budding artists and directors. He urged the young artists to avail the opportunity to showcase their talent. Kalaraj Media and Entertainment gives awards and rewards to best directors and actors of Telugu short films every year, he said. Registration for the event would be done during the period from July 1 to August 15, he said. Interested people can call 7036201234, email info@kalaraj.com or visit website ww.kalaraj.com/tsfalast_img read more

Telangana parties propagating falsehood about BJP says Baqri

first_imgHyderabad: Mir Firasath Ali Baqri,Telangana BJP spokesperson along with other BJP leaders hoisted National Flag to commemorate 73rd Independence Day at Madaian E Ghadeer, Dar ul shifa, Old City on Thursday. He paid tributes and remembered all the freedom fighters who fought with British Empire for the Independence of the Country. On this happy occasion Baqri wished Independence Day & Rakhsha Bandhan to everyone while addressing the large number of gathering and bringing awareness in the people of Telangana State that some of the political party leaders and their friendly parties were trying to disturb the peaceful atmosphere of the Telangana State, due to fear of losing out to BJP. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us They were propagating false fears that in 2023 Assembly Elections if BJP forms Government in the State, people of Hyderabad would suffer and communal harmony would be effected. I request you to avoid such rumours and focus on “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas & Sabka Vishwas”, said Mir Firasath Ali Baqri Further, he said many prominent leaders have joined BJP in other states irrespective of BJP being in power or not. Baqri said that in next Assembly Election in 2023 Bhartiya Janta Party would come in power in Telangana State based upon work and policies being implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, & Union Minority Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi , NDA government in the interest of people. BJP leaders Najaf Ali Shoukat, Mohammed Hashim Shahzadi (NCPUL) Mir Hadi Ali, Singh & Student ‘s of Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah School were present.last_img read more

Exams Ultimate pressure cooker

first_imgWith exams around the corner, the pressure starts mounting and we begin to feel the heat with each passing day. Though some believe that a bit of stress around exam time can give positive results, what’s better than a clear, aware and a de-stressed mind that not only helps you to think rationally but also lets you strive towards your goals more mindfully.Even science suggests that when we are stressed, our brains release high levels of cortisol which more or less eclipses our way of thinking and distorts our rational thoughts. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn order to avoid unwanted hurdles such as stress and anxiety, one should practice mental discipline as it is all that is needed to compete and succeed. So, here are a few giveaways to help you cope up with the exam pressure and chalk up the best results Get organised and prioritise time Buckle up and carve out a daily routine which is easy to stick to. This includes a slew of things ranging from making a timetable that fits your schedule for every day, the subjects you have to study and not to forget the workload – the hotbed of stress. Outlining the dates of each exam –if there is more than one- will give you the idea that how many topics need to be covered each day so there are no jaw-droppers waiting to unfurl. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBasking in breaks Don’t be too hard on yourself. Relax for a while or so in between the intense schedules which entail the exam time. One should take regular intervals (for instance 15-20 minute breaks) during your revision days. To ginger up things you can hang out with friends, watch a movie, attend a gig or just do what you enjoy doing the most, as it will make you feel rejuvenated, will peel off the worries, soul-sagging feelings, and is likely to give you more motivation to work harder. Don’t compare but do share While discussing topics and revising with other classmates is really healthy, sweating over what topics others have done can possibly sow the seed of under-performance in you. Perhaps you may be ticking but chances are that listening to others might put you in a dilemma that you aren’t really progressing and that will in turn only pave way for more distress. So, listening to others is good but not always. And if one is brimming with stress so much that his/her daily life is being affected, then one shall try breaking it to someone who will pay heed to your concerns and offer suitable advice to manage it. Hell in a cell? Well, this might sting a little but if you can bear to part ways with your cell phone (no, not talking about tucking it away in some corner) it can work wonders for you. It’s hard to believe the fact that overuse of mobile phones cannot only push stress levels in a person but can also have a negative impact on mental health. Needless to say, we all know how time flies while scrolling up and down the news feed on Facebook. In short, it will be best to act smart with the smartphone.last_img read more

Avalons flash sale includes 1200 in savings and 499 airfares

first_img Share TORONTO — Avalon Waterways has slashed prices on a select number of sailings with a newly launched flash sale.Applicable to 16 ‘Tulip Time’ and ‘Active & Discovery on the Rhine’ sailings, the sale allows clients to save $1,200 per person plus gain access to affordable airfares to Europe.Using major scheduled airlines, Avalon will fly clients from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal for just $499, taxes included. And for an additional $100-$150, clients can add on connecting fares from 16 other cities across Canada.Eight-day ‘Tulip Time’ cruises, which depart in March, allow travellers to sail past acres of colourful tulip fields and enjoy the urban vibes of cities like Amsterdam and Antwerp. With the flash sale, prices start at $1,895 (excluding airfare).Clients can also sail from Amsterdam down the Rhine on an eight-day ‘Active & Discovery’ sailing. Departing from May to October, these cruises include a daily choice of a classic walking tour or an experience of discovery, all included in the Avalon price. During the flash sale, prices start at $3,209 (excluding airfare). Some departures sail from Wiesbaden, Germany back to Amsterdam.More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksFor more information go to agentlingo.ca. Avalon’s flash sale includes $1,200 in savings and $499 airfares Travelweek Group Tags: Avalon Waterways, salecenter_img Posted by Wednesday, January 9, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Aussie travel pioneer passes away

first_img“He really opened up Australia to the more discerning, educated traveller.” “I remember watching him on This Day Tonight when I was a child and then his travel shows… it inspired me to get into the travel industry in some ways,” Travel Associates general manager David Lovelock said. Source = ETB News: P.T. Bill hosted the first ‘Great Australian Aircruise’ in 1984, with his clients travelling the country by jet, luxury cruise ship, rail and land. An Australian travel and tourism icon – Bill Peach – passed away earlier this week, leaving behind a legacy of intrepid tours and a career full of highlights and heroic memories. Bill was a pioneer for small group tours down under and was also respected within the travel writing community, being a long-time member and support of the Australian Society of Travel Writers.center_img In the 1970’s, Bill produced a travel series entitled Peach’s Australia and several other travel shows before founding luxury travel company Bill Peach Journeys in 1983, the Herald Sun reported. Peach was made a member of the Order of Australia for his services to media and tourism. Bill was a genuine Australian icon within the travel community and will be forever remembered. The former This Day Tonight host lost his battle with cancer at age 78, following a pioneering career of tours, business endeavours, travel television shows and journalism.last_img read more

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