Noted Ohio State hater Mark May has weighed in on Urban Meyer and the head coach’s decision to retire.Meyer, who took over the Buckeyes’ program in 2012, will be stepping down following the New Year’s Day Rose Bowl game against Washington.The three-time national champion has been dealing with some health problems and wants to spend more time with his family.May, though, believes Meyer won’t be gone for long.“Urban, heck of a run at OSU ….. See you in 2020!” he tweeted.Urban, heck of a run at OSU ….. See you in 2020!— Mark May (@mark_may) December 4, 2018May isn’t the only one who thinks Meyer will eventually return to coaching.After all, Meyer is only 54 years old. We’ve seen plenty of head coaches step away for a season or two only to return to a new job.Former Texas head coach Mack Brown is the latest to do this, taking the North Carolina job.
BCCI’s new Cricket Advisory Committee to pick Team India head coachThe new BCCI constitution has tasked the job of appointing the head coach and selection committee to the Cricket Advisory Committee.advertisement Rasesh Mandani MumbaiJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 13:12 IST (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe previous CAC comprised of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS LaxmanThe high-profile CAC had appointed Anil Kumble and Ravi Shastri as head coachesTendulkar and Ganguly have resigned from their posts in the CAC while Laxman falls under conflict of interest guidelinesApplications inviting candidates for the post of the new head coach of Team India and it’s support staff will be out soon but there remains uncertainty on the composition of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that will make the appointments official.The new BCCI constitution has tasked the job of appointing the head coach and selection committee to the CAC.In a Committee of Administrators (COA) meeting on Monday, the COA directed General Manager Saba Karim to suggest names that can be considered to form the new CAC. “After the names come up, the CoA, with the aid of the legal team, will have to adjudicate if they are clear of any conflict of interest,” a BCCI source told India Today.The high-profile CAC that appointed Anil Kumble and Ravi Shastri as head coaches, now stands disbanded with both Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly having already submitted their resignations to the BCCI. The Ethics officer ruled that Ganguly and other member of the CAC, VVS Laxman, fell under the conflict of interest guidelines.Earlier the appointment of women’s head coach was conducted by ad-hoc CAC comprising of Kapil Dev, Shanta Rangaswami and Anshuman Gaikwad. But they too could be affected under the strict conflict of interest rule.”Kapil Dev and Shanta Rangaswami are directors in players association. If they stand for elections and are elected to Apex council than what happens?” a BCCI source said.WV Raman’s appointment as the women’s team head coach was made by the ad-hoc committee and this appointment is being studied by the Ethics officer.advertisementMeanwhile the current support staff led by head coach Ravi Shastri will be flying with the Indian team to the West Indies this month.The BCCI will soon invite fresh applications for the Indian cricket team’s support staff, including the head coach, and incumbent Ravi Shastri will need to reapply once his contract expires after next month’s tour of the West Indies.The support staff comprising Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar were given a 45-day extension following the World Cup, covering the West Indies tour from August 3 to September 3.All of them can reapply but the team is set to have a new trainer and physio after the departure of Shankar Basu and Patrick Farhart respectively, following India’s semi-final exit in the World Cup.After the West Indies tour, India’s home season kicks off with the series against South Africa beginning September 15.Also Read | BCCI to invite fresh applications for Team India support staffAlso Read | Selectors to pick squad for West Indies tour on July 19, no clarity on Dhoni’s future yetFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Team India support staffFollow Ravi ShastriFollow BCCIFollow cricket advisory committee
Benery Bridge located on Oldham Road near Enfield; Long Cove Bridge located on Long Cove Road west of Sambro; Pennant River Bridge located in Pennant Harbour west of Sambro. Drivers who use three timber bridges in the Halifax Regional Municipality will soon be travelling on upgraded structures thanks to a tender announced by the province. The Department of Transportation and Public Works has called for tenders to refurbish the bridge railings on three timber bridges as follows: “It’s important that we keep our bridges in the best possible condition,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “The department is working hard to upgrade Nova Scotia’s highway system.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.
Darjeeling: A special border personnel meeting between India and China was held at Nathula in Sikkim on Thursday, to commemorate the 92nd anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).On invitation from the PLA, a delegation of the Indian Army comprising officers and soldiers took part in the celebration. The PLA troops interacted with the visiting Indian delegation and presented a cultural programme. As a gesture of goodwill, the Indian side also reciprocated with traditional cultural events to mark the occasion. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDelegations from both sides also met at Kongra La in North Sikkim. The ceremonial meeting was headed by Brigadier-ranked officials from both sides. The celebrations provided an opportunity to both sides to display their rich culture. “Such interactions go a long way in ensuring better understanding between both armies and have contributed towards achieving common goals of peace and tranquility along the borders,” stated an Army release.
Worcester: Australia pace bowler Mitchell Starc has made it clear that being a part of the playing XI isn’t his primary concern and he is more than willing to watch from outside if the Aussie manage to win the coveted Ashes. Tim Paine’s side have already made it 1-0 after winning the opening Test in Birmingham. “We’re here to win the Ashes. We’re not just here to make it on the park. We want to win this Ashes. Whether that’s a different bowling attack each game, or the same through five Test matches, it’s pretty exciting,” he was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Speaking about James Pattinson’s return and the spells he bowled in the opening Test match, Starc said that he was really pleased to see Pattinson return after injuries put a serious doubt on his career. “It’s awesome to see Jimmy (Pattinson) back after what he’s been through and I guess similarly what Pat Cummins has been through previously. It’s a while ago now but to have those guys back fit and firing… it was fantastic to see him (Pattinson) playing Test cricket again. Having his body let him down and to come back and play Test cricket again was pretty special. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “He’s someone who Josh and I have grown up playing with and against, it was great to see him out there. ‘Sidds’ has done the hard work and made it back. I think that’s really exciting from a bowling point of view, that we’re all a really close set of mates. To see your mates work it back and pull on the Baggy Green again and perform so well in the Test match, that’s exciting for us,” Starc pointed. Starc also said that there were no egos and it was about performing as a unit. “I think that’s really exciting from a bowling point of view, that we’re all a really close set of mates. To see your mates work it back and pull on the Baggy Green again and perform so well in the Test match, that’s exciting for us. “It makes Josh and I have to work that bit harder to try and make it back as well, which I think you want from a whole squad,” he explained.
Twitter Drake got his start on the small screen, famously playing Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi. Now, it looks like Toronto’s very own rap superstar wants to get back into acting.In an interview on the Cal Cast podcast, hosted by the University of Kentucky’s head basketball coach John Calipari, Drake revealed that he’s interested in getting back into acting. As Fader reports, this return could come next year.“Acting is another thing that I just can’t wait to really dive into,” he said. Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “I think after I release More Life, which is this playlist I’m working on, and finish this tour, I think I’m going to really start to position myself in the acting world and, hopefully, take some great roles.”More Life is a playlist project Drake is currently finishing off. It was supposed to be released via Apple Music in December, but it should be out sometime early this year.BY AMY GRIEF Login/Register With:
“The Government always encourages the cohesive status of all components (of society),” said Minister for Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Abdulkarim Al-Jafari during the Assembly’s annual high-level debate, noting that Iraq must preserve its unity and territory. Therefore, he said, the Government has appealed to the Supreme Court to reject the referendum planned for late this month. His country will hold its legislative and parliamentary elections in the first three months of 2018 aimed at consolidating political stability and economic progress. He thanked countries that supported his Government forces in liberating Mosul and other cities from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) terrorists. However, he said that “history teaches us that conflict goes beyond the challenges of war,” meaning that there remains a hard road ahead for post-ISIL reconstruction and reconciliation. Da’esh’s so-called environmental terrorism destroyed the country’s heritage sites and its natural resources. Iraq’s comprehensive vision for the future centred on restoring peace, providing basic services, allowing people to return to their homes and facilitating post-conflict reconstruction. Among other national priorities, Iraq was re-establishing its national security forces and rule of law, as well as continuing to combat corruption, which provided fertile ground for terrorists and crime. In addition, the UN Security Council recently mandated a joint investigative mechanism to collect and preserve evidence about ISIL actions in Iraq, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, he said, calling for necessary support and financial resources to fund that mechanism.Full statement (in Arabic) available here
Customs officials on Tuesday arrested an employee of Biman Bangladesh Airlines for helping a passenger smuggle gold bars at Dhaka airport, says news agency UNB.Deputy director of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID), Syfur Rahman, told UNB that Zakaria, 26, a security guard of Biman Bangladesh Airlines was detained for helping Masud Rana, 30, a passenger from Riyadh, smuggle gold bars weighing 732 grams soon after a Biman flight landed at the airport around 3:20pm.”We also detained the passenger Masud Rana for possessing four gold bars, two weighing 250 grams each, with the remaining two weighing 116 grams each,” he said.He also said that they detained another man, known as Abdul Mannan, who arrived at the airport from Chittagong as a domestic passenger by a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at around 11:34am. The flight came to Dhaka from Muscat via Chittagong.When Mannan was crossing the arrival point of the domestic terminal of the airport, the CIID team challenged him and recovered four gold bars weighing around 464 grams searching his shoe, the CIID official said.
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share HISDJames Douglas comments during a meeting of the Houston ISD Board of Trustees, January 14, 2016. Douglas is a board member for Energized for STEM, president of the Houston NAACP and former president of Texas Southern University.As the Houston ISD board of trustees scrambles against a tight deadline to try and secure a partner for struggling schools at risk of closure, the Houston teachers union and other advocates are raising a host of concerns over the group.Late Friday, the HISD administration revealed it was recommending Energized for STEM, a charter network authorized by HISD and operating four schools, to take on the management, budget, curriculum and turnaround efforts for 10 HISD schools that haven’t met state standards in several years. The HISD board will consider the proposal at a special meeting Tuesday. Listen X 00:00 /01:02 Energized for STEM, which opened in 2008, is founded Lois Bullock, a former HISD employee and founder of another charter network, called Energized for Excellence. The two groups also share a board member.Zeph Capo, president of the Houston Federation of Teachers, told reporters at a press conference Monday that the union’s concerns range from Energized’s financial dealings, how much it’s paying its head of schools Bullock, how it manages teachers, the quality of its staff and how it responds to parental concerns. He said that trustees deserve to know the answers to these questions before voting.“I just find it really, really questionable — even if there is nothing wrong — that this is the best that we can do,” Capo said.Capo shared some documents that indicate a related Energized charter school — not Energized for STEM — paid another entity also managed by Bullock over $1 million in rental payments.News 88.7 talked with one of Energized for STEM’s board members, James Douglas. Douglas, who is a former president of Texas Southern University and president of Houston’s NAACP, also is a board member for a related charter, Energized for Excellence.Douglas said that he can’t comment on all of the concerns without more details. Still, Douglas maintained the charter group has a great relationship with parents. And while not all of its teachers are certified, Douglas said that shouldn’t be a strike against them.“Charter schools were asked to do something different … and now you’re saying there’s something wrong with being different,” Douglas said.Douglas added that he doesn’t want to sit on the sidelines and criticize HISD when the students in these schools need help.“Everybody is running from this because everybody realizes it is a tremendous task and nobody wants to take it on,” he added.The stakes are very high. Under the law known as HB 1842, if these ten schools don’t improve these year, they could trigger sanctions — either closing down the schools or replacing HISD’s board of trustees with state-appointed managers. Trustees are trying to pursue this alternative under SB 1882, to hand over the schools to outside partners, which could include from a charter group, nonprofit, university or city.HISD must send any partnership contracts and agreements to the Texas Education Agency by April 30.
Ted Williams’ store on The Rock was in a hard place. After a grand Grand Opening for the 2008 holiday season, House to Home, his home décor shop in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, faltered quickly. Williams, formerly an executive with Piper’s SuperStore, a Canadian mass-merchandise department store, was heartened by the customer response during the first few months.”Then I started messing up,” he says.His brain and business ways were stuck in big-box land. Within seven months, Williams had sunk $40,000 into advertising. “I applied what I had learned in terms of marketing from my previous stint,” he says. Although he’d originally planned House to Home as a higher-end home décor store, his marketing ways soon attracted a hodgepodge of customers who didn’t like to spend much (the average sale was a paltry $22.50) and preferred browsing to buying (the conversion rate hovered just above 18 percent). And his inventory had started to tip toward hodgepodge, too.Worse, Williams’ strategy was a bust. “My plan was to get as many customers in as humanly possible and sell as much merchandise as possible, which is basically what we used to do at my last job,” Williams says. “The place that I worked is almost like a mini Walmart. It carries everything from food to clothing to whatever–and you know, fliers out every week and that sort of thing.”Before and After ThriveSales through June 2011 were up 38 percent over the same period in 2009. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global September 15, 2011 BeforeAverage customer sale $22.50Conversion rate 18%AfterAverage customer sale $35Conversion rate 40%Though Williams had purchased a pricey point-of-sale system with a loan from the Canada Small Business Financing Program, that platform sat idle while his business tanked.So he called Bill Jackman, a Newfoundland-based marketing consultant he’d met years before. The timing was just right. Jackman and his business partner, Andrew Goldsworthy, were in the midst of developing Thrive, a web app that encourages small retailers to track their business numbers and serves up targeted advice.”We knew the expertise that a lot of these business owners really needed–the help that they desired–they couldn’t afford,” Goldsworthy says. “They knew there was something wrong with their business and sometimes they couldn’t exactly put their hand on it, but to bring the expertise in to diagnose the issue–that’s where the first problem existed.”The budget-friendly app was still a long way off when Williams first called, so Jackman stepped in as the human equivalent of Thrive.”When [Williams] approached us, in his own words, he said, ‘I was literally two hours from getting my power cut.’ He didn’t know where to turn,” says Jackman, who made several suggestions right away. He encouraged Williams to cut the cord on radio ads, start using the POS system to develop a relationship with his customers, work to increase average sales and start collecting “ideal brand customers” who would be both shoppers at and evangelists for House to Home.Ted Williams of House to HomePhoto© Phonse KingNow House to Home’s average customer sale is around $35, and the conversion rate is 40 percent. Sales through June 2011 were up 38 percent over the same period in 2009.Before the app launched, Williams fed the stats he collected at his store to Jackman and received advice in return. He also gave the Thrive team feedback to help them gauge what kind of assistance small retailers needed most. Now he’s getting to see his input in action. Since Thrive’s web app launched in mid-2011, Williams has been using it to run his numbers and collect further recommendations.After an initial setup, users enter daily sales figures into Thrive and get their “business vitals” in return. Williams uses that information to see “how I’m tracking in terms of where I am and where I want to be,” he says. Thrive even helps users understand if their time investment into social media is paying off.”As [businesses] continue to use the system they will continually get new recommendations,” Goldsworthy says. “As their situation improves, they’ll get strategies and recommendations that will help them improve even more. It’s kind of like a continuous improvement loop.”While in beta, Thrive costs $20 per month. The cost will increase to $49.99 per month once the service is fully up and running.The Thrive team plans to amp up the app’s services and advice as time goes on. Thrive is in talks with retail experts to add their recommendations to the system and have started providing customers with digital traffic counters that will integrate with POS systems. And as a finalist in the Intuit Partner Platform Apps Showcase (winners were announced after press time), Thrive could get a serious business boost of its own. The winning app will be integrated into the Intuit Partner Platform, so users could easily send info from QuickBooks to Thrive.Williams admits he still has his bad days (“It’s like any startup business”), but he’s feeling far more confident than he was a year ago. “I made it through 2008 [and] 2009–I can survive anything,” he says, adding that he’s even considering opening a second House to Home location. That store, of course, will run on Thrive from the get-go. This story appears in the September 2011 issue of . Subscribe » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 5 min read
Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA Staffordshire Moorlands road is closed this evening after emergency services dealt with a car fire. Top Road is shut after firefighters dealt with the blaze, between Rudyard and Biddulph Moor. Shortly before 9pm a Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Officers are currently in attendance between Rudyard and Top Road, Biddulph Moor dealing with a car fire alongside our Fire service colleagues. “The road is closed at this present time whilst we deal.” Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed a fire crew from Leek had been sent to the scene shortly after 7pm tonight (Thursday December 20). Read MoreDiabetic Josie, 12, locked in this NHS postcode lottery battle (as mum shells out £100-a-month for vital medical equipment) A spokesman said: “We received a call at 7.11pm to reports of a car on fire. One crew from Leek was mobilised to the scene. “They confirmed the vehicle was well alight and used two hose reel jets and two breathing apparatus.” Fire crews have now left the scene. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive .
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group More buying power, more leads: why TL Network Canada’s host agencies like the looks of the ‘new’ Vacation.com Share Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Posted by Tags: Sphere, TL Network TL Network says it is “changing the dynamics for how agents can sell travel” with its new consumer-facing Vacation website. The group says Vacation is aimed at initiating conversations with consumers who want to travel, but aren’t necessarily thinking of using a travel agent – yet.“When we brought our three agency groups together earlier this year, we did so with the realization that the dormant Vacation.com URL was far too valuable to simply allow it to go away,” said John Lovell, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network, Leisure Group and Hotel Division. Vacation.com has been “transformed” into a consumer brand source of travel product and expert information, he said.With more than 1 billion websites on the Internet – a 33 million percent increase in just over two decades – cutting through the clutter to get their website front and centre with consumers has become the obsessive mission of every company. TL Network, with its stake in one of the most coveted URLs in the travel industry, is determined to leverage its Vacation.com domain.The TL Network debuted the site, launching this spring, at the Travel Leaders 2017 International Conference in Orlando.Called Vacation, the site uses the Vacation.com URL and will initially focus on honeymoon and destination wedding product. Close to 1,900 Travel Leaders network agents specialize in honeymoon travel, and another 1,250 specialize in destination weddings, making the two categories among the most popular on TravelLeaders.com.Members from Travel Leaders Network (including TL Network Canada) will be the first Travel Leaders Group agents invited to participate. Eventually Vacation will expand to other lifestyle specializations and other Travel Leaders Group agents will be invited to qualify.The new site isn’t meant to replace the group’s Agent Profiler program.TL Network’s Vacation.com URL “will be leading edge in terms of lead generation online”, says Deanna Byrne, President, The Destination Experts. Byrne (second from right) was on hand to accept a TL Network Canada 2017 President’s Award at the Travel Leaders 2017 International Conference in Orlando, from John Lovell, CTC, President of Travel Leaders Network, Leisure Group and Hotel Division (left), TL Network Canada VP Christine James (second from left) and Roger Block, President, Travel Leaders Network.“Our Travel Leaders Network Members have already enjoyed overwhelming success by participating in our very own Agent Profiler program, which continues to be enhanced,” says Lovell.More news: Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaVacation is aimed at qualified prospects who may never have considered using a travel agent before, he says. “[It] provides a radically innovative approach for qualified participants to have skin in the game.”The site uses ‘Perpetual Demand Generation’, creating a constant flow of leads by always being ‘on’, said Travel Leaders Group CEO Ninan Chacko, CTC. Chacko says the engagement will be personalized and specifically targeted to each user to avoid a mass-market approach.The site tracks each consumer from the moment they first visit the site through a closed sale. Vacation’s agents get detailed background on their leads including where and when prospective customers want to travel, a history of content they consumed along with their answers to Vacation’s online quizzes, and their preferred planning style.Qualifying agents will also be given tools to help close sales. They also have access to a virtual sales assistant that Travel Leaders Group has developed to schedule follow-up contact.More than 140 TL Network Canada members – formerly Vacation.com Canada members – made the trip to Orlando for the Travel Leaders 2017 International Conference. It was the first conference since the Jan. 1, 2017 consolidation when The TL Network became the largest seller of luxury travel, cruises, river cruises and tours in the travel agency industry, with more than one-third of North America’s leading travel agencies with over $22 billion in annual sales volume.More news: Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaTL Network Canada is intent on expanding its reach, with the addition of 41 new members agencies last year, plus another 12 new agencies in the first month of 2017. Year-to-date booking trends for the Canadian network of agencies are up, says TL Network Canada VP Christine James. “Caribbean and Mexico are outpacing last year. Europe is also ahead of last year.”Bookings via CanadianTravelAgents.ca, TL Network Canada’s mobile-enabled website, are also strong, says James. “We’ve delivered over 2,000 leads year-to-date to our members who have their profiles posted on the website. The new URL is driving more traffic.”One major advantage is that when a consumer goes to CanadianTravelAgents.ca, “only Canadian agents are being featured versus the old website that featured both U.S. and Canadian agents,” says James.TL Network Canada members can post their contact details and specialties on CanadianTravelAgents.ca as part of TL Network’s Agent Profiler lead generation tool.Deanna Byrne, President, The Destination Experts says that while she’s focused on promoting Agent Profiler 2.0 to her team of agents, the new Vacation.com URL “will be leading edge in terms of lead generation online”, noting TL Network has invested heavily into the platform.Both Byrne and Nexion Canada’s Mike Foster were on hand at the Travel Leaders Network conference. The Destination Experts took home a 2017 President’s Award, while Nexion Canada, represented by Foster, won the 2017 Chairman’s Host Award.Foster says the consolidation and the name change were a win-win for TL Network Canada members. “In my view the largest benefit of several is that it has both allowed TL Network to be able to consolidate the tremendous buying power of the entire organization, and at the same time free up the Vacation.com brand to use in the terrific lead-generating initiative.”
Thailand to showcase unique Thai Local Experiences to WTTC Global Summit delegatesThailand to showcase unique Thai Local Experiences to WTTC Global Summit delegatesThe trips will showcase some of the Unique Local Thai Experiences that can be enjoyed in and around Bangkok to industry leaders attending the summit on 26-27 April.The Rustic Thailand and Bangkok Medley Tours will take place on 27 and 28 of April 2017 and will give world leaders in the tourism industry the chance to experience the cultural and historical attractions of Bangkok and a traditional way of life on the canals of Amphawa. This is in line with the TAT’s drive to promote local experiences and Thainess to visitors.Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand said, “Thailand has long been voted one of the world’s most popular destinations for tourism, so naturally we want to show off its attractions to the most influential people in the tourist industry. We will give VIPs the chance to enjoy uniquely Thai experiences such as visiting the breathtaking temples of Rattankosin via Tuk-Tuk or seeing a genuine floating market and exploring the charms of rustic Thailand – activities that showcase Thainess and a local way of life.”Hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), The World Travel and Tourism Global Summit 2017 will take place in Bangkok, marking the first time this event has been held in Southeast Asia. Leaders in a range of tourism fields will address the conference and there will be roundtable discussions about the future of tourism and challenges the industry faces.These industry leaders and their partners have been invited to join these trips that promote the attractions of Bangkok and nearby parts of rural Thailand.Tour 1Rustic Thailand will take up to 50 visitors to Damnern Saduak floating market in Ampawa on 27 April. There, they will be able to enjoy the flower plantations and orchards before going to the market itself to see traders sell goods from their boats. In the afternoon they’ll visit Ban Pinsuwan Benjarong village where they’ll be able to learn a distinctly Thai way of decorating ceramics and even try their hand at creating their own masterpieces. The WTTC visitors will visit Ampawa’s famous floating market and see how unique Thai Benjarong ceramics are decorated.Tour 2Bangkok Medley on 28 April, will give up to 50 WTTC visitors the chance to enjoy the attractions of Bangkok including the city’s oldest market, Pak Klong Talad, and glories of Rattankosin Island including the Grand Palace and Wat Pra Kaew. Visitors will travel in iconic Thai Tuk-Tuks, and lunch at Supatra River House before crossing the river to explore the canals of Thonburi and the famous Bangkok landmark of Wat Arun. The Bangkok Medley tour will give visitors the chance to see the most famous sights in Bangkok via Tuk-Tuk, including the magnificent Grand Palace.As 2017 has been delegated the International Year of Sustainable Tourism For Development by the United Nations World Tourism Authority (UNWTO), The WTTC Global Summit 2017 will have the theme “Transforming Our World”. So travel industry leaders at the event will address issues including the future of travel and tourism; the impact of security threats and climate change and how to improve the ability of people to travel. There will also be discussions on digital borders, security, the growth of Chinese tourism and trends for luxury travel.Source = TAT – Tourism Authority of Thailand
The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals waived five players on Tuesday, cutting their roster down with four more cuts needed before the team’s May 11 rookie mini-camp begins.Cornerbacks Jarell Carter and C.J. Goodwin, running back Darius Victor and long snapper Drew Williams were released, while linebacker Gabe Martin was also waived after he suffered an Achilles injury.Goodwin, who was the most experienced player cut on Tuesday with 28 career NFL games played, appeared twice for Arizona after the team claimed him off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 15. Arizona Cardinals linebacker Gabe Martin (50) runs an interception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Martin, a third-year pro, has six tackles and a fumble recovery in 11 games played over the last two seasons.Victor and Carter had been on the practice squad since November, while Williams was signed in January.The Cardinals must make several more cuts for the roster to hit 90 players by rookie mini-camp.They signed 24 undrafted rookie free agents on Monday. Four of those players are linebackers, four were wide receivers while three were cornerbacks — Arizona is in need of depth at all three positions. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 4 Comments Share
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