MEP claims repeated searches for a flight may push up the price

first_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week News Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By News Highland – July 19, 2013 WhatsApp Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter MEP claims repeated searches for a flight may push up the pricecenter_img Google+ Google+ Twitter Previous articleDonegal councillor says council must not pass LPT on to tenantsNext articleDrumquin community being urged to join search for Lisa Mc Gowan on Saturday News Highland Northwest MEP Jim Higgins has claimed that airlines companies are bumping up prices if they feel an individual is likely to book.Mr Higgins claims companies are storing details of searches from individual computers to deduce how interested a consumer is in a particular flight and adjusting the price upwards.Jim Higgins says in a large number of cases, a consumer who checks a particular flight several times over a week or two, will often find that the price increases.He says he was shocked to find that if you check the same flight from the same computer, the price of the flight goes up, but that’s not necessarily the case if you check the price from a neighbour’s computer or smartphone.The North West MEP, who is Ireland’s representitive on the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee is advising consumers to check prices from different IP addresses. Facebook Facebook WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH last_img read more

Eclipsed Tony Nom Pascale Armand on Survival Job, the Star She’s Dying to Meet & More

first_img View Comments Related Shows Eclipsed Show Closed This production ended its run on June 19, 2016center_img Age: “A lady never tells.”Hometown: Brooklyn, NYCurrent Role: Eclipsed’s Bessie, one of the captive wives of a commanding officer in the thick of Liberia’s Civil War.Stage & Screen Cred: Armand has been under Liesl Tommy’s direction in Eclipsed since its Yale Repertory Theatre incarnation; the Broadway run marks her fourth stint in the production. She received a 2016 Tony nomination for her role in the compelling drama. Armand made her Broadway debut in The Trip to Bountiful. Her additional stage credits include off-Broadway’s An Octoroon, Belleville, Four and Breath, Boom. Her screen credits include The Blacklist, American Odyssey, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the upcoming web series Heirloom. Pascale Armand photographed at The Rickey(Photo: Caitlin McNaney)last_img read more

Passi’s P308-M sanitary landfill nears completion

first_imgThe sanitary landfill’s constructionand operation was handled by private firm Basic Environmental Systems &Technologies, Inc. (BEST) under the IPM Group of Companies which inked a seven-yearpublic-private partnership with the city government of Passi. The sanitary landfill, which canaccommodate 1, 200 tons of garbage a day, can also accept residual wastes fromneighboring Dumarao town in Capiz province. Mayor Stephen Palmares said it is now 65to 70 percent complete, adding the target date to open the first cells of thelandfill is on March 15. Photo by Ian Paul Cordero/PN Once operational, Passi City will havean 18 percent share in the net income as well as in the tipping fee. ILOILO – The 12-hectare P308-millionIntegrated Waste Management Facility in Barangay Aglalana, PassiCity is nearing completion. center_img Presently, Passi City maintains aresidual containment area in Barangay Agtabo for waste segregation./PN A P6, 500 tipping fee will becollected per ton of wastes from the local government units. This means that 27 towns in Iloiloprovince – Badiangan, Bingawan, Cabatuan, Calinog, Janiuay, Lambunao, Maasin,Mina, and Pototan from the third district of Iloilo; Anilao, Banate, BarotacNuevo, Dingle, Dueñas, Dumangas, and San Enrique from the fourth district; andAjuy, Balasan, Barotac Viejo, Batad, Carles, Concepcion, Estancia, Lemery, SanDioso, San Rafael; and Sara in the fifth district can already utilize thelandfill for the disposal of their residual wastes. Palmares said the private partner isalso briefing the 27 towns of the technical aspects in its utilization.last_img read more

Wellington receives 2.1 inches of rain overnight

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Ancajas KOs Conlan

first_imgView comments Jerwin Ancajas battered Jamie Conlan with body shots, then finished off the Irish with a head punch to retain his International Boxing Federation super flyweight crown at SSE Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Saturday night (Sunday in Manila).The Filipino southpaw proved too skillful and powerful for the challenger, scoring knockdowns in the first, third and fourth rounds before forcing stoppage with a right cross and another knockdown in the sixth round.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ His concentration to the midsection cost Ancajas a point in the fifth round after being warned and slapped with a low blow violation by Gray.Ordered by trainer-manager Joven Jimenez to shift his attack to the head, Ancajas responded with that fight-ending shot.Ancajas received a career-high $80,000 (about P4 million) for agreeing to dangle the title he took from McJoe Arroyo in 2016 on hostile territory.Unification fightNext up for Ancajas, according to reports, is a unification championship bout in the 115-pound division with Japanese Naoya Inoue, the World Boxing Organization titlist, as leading candidate. Fighting under the banner of Manny Pacquiao’s MP Promotions, Ancajas is likely to bring his act to the US. —ROY LUARCA Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Though Conlan was able to beat the count again, referee Steve Gray waved off the lopsided fight with 52 seconds left to save him from further punishment.With his third successful title defense, the 25-year-old Ancajas raised his record to 28-win, 1-loss, 1-draw with 19 knockouts, further enhancing his reputation as a wily, explosive fighter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 31-year-old Conlan suffered his first loss after 19 wins and 11 knockouts.Delayed reaction Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort In-form Blatche finally shows up for training Ancajas, who hails from Panabo, Davao del Norte, but now resides in Kawit, Cavite, hinted of things to come when he brought Conlan to his knees on a delayed reaction after a body shot two minutes into the fight.Conlan’s predicament grew when he sustained a cut above the left eye following a collision of heads in the second round.It was another Ancajas show in the third, when he rocked Conlan with a solid hook followed by more body shots that put him down anew.Just when the bell sounded, Conlan was seen gasping for air, an effect of an accumulation of body blows.The fourth round was no different as Ancajas caught the Belfast native with a flurry of body blows against the ropes.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Talking Touch – July

first_imgThere was some good media coverage of Touch Football in the month of July, including stories on the 2012 Queensland Junior State Cup and some up-and-coming players achieving great things. To view the stories, please click on the links below. New Touch Seasons Starts Next WeekAfter a brief break following the completion of the summer season, the Whitsunday’s Touch Association (WTA) is gearing up for another big season starting this Monday, July 16 at the Whitsunday Sports Park. Juniors Shine At Touch CarnivalGympie’s four Touch Football teams competing in last weekend’s Queensland Junior State Cup displayed admirable competitiveness during the three-day event.The State Cup, which ran from Friday, July 6, to Sunday, July 8, hosted a record 179 teams and drew crowds in their thousands. Aussie Rep Home It doesn’t get much better than wearing the green and gold against New Zealand.Michael Chapman won’t forget it, after claiming the Touch Football Trans Tasman Trophy. Junior Touch Cup To StayThe Fraser Coast’s unbridled dedication to the Junior Touch Football State Cup has paid off, with organisers pledging to hold the competition here for a further five years.Queensland Touch Association general manager Peter Bevan yesterday announced the deal between the QTA, Fraser Coast Regional Council and Fraser Coast Tourism, in what is a major coup for this area. Chase For Big Cash TouchdownThe Fraser Coast’s bid to claim the rights to the Qld Touch Football carnival for the next five years could be known as early as tomorrow afternoon. U10 In Top Touch At State CarnivalThey may have been the youngest Gladstone team to ever attend a state carnival but the Gladstone Touch Association under-10 showed the older kids just how it’s done.With five Gladstone representative teams attending the carnival, aged from nine to 17, the youngsters were the best-performing Gladstone team to attend the Junior State Touch Football Cup in Hervey Bay over the weekend, finishing ninth overall. Youngsters Show That Winning TouchThe Morning Bulletin, 19/07/2012TOUCH FOOTBALL: James Baartz and Kate Bromley are leading the way for aspiring touch players at the Junior Touch Football State Cup.Local players Baartz and Bromley competed in the event recently and not only delivered impressive performances on the field, but were also awarded the prestigious Scott Notley and Kerry Norman awards by the Queensland Touch Association.Baartz and Bromley were nominated for the awards for their State Cup representation, for their consistent honesty and fairness, and for their high-quality on-field performances to match their off-field demeanour and example. North Rockhampton High student Bromley has been playing competitively in the sport for 12 years and has represented Rockhampton in the State Cup on seven occasions. The modest 16-year-old is honoured to have received the award and encourages others to join the sport.“I don’t play to receive awards or to win anything, I play because I love it and it’s a great sport,” Bromley said.“It’s nice knowing people think I deserve such a great award.”Bromley said the State Cup was a good competition because it offered a lot of teams and age groups and she urged young sports players to join the sport.The competition produced great results for the Rockhampton Touch Association, which had 15 teams competing, nine of which made the quarter-finals. The 16 year girls’ team topped the results, winning the state championships for their division. The 18 year boys made the semi-finals but unfortunately failed to defend their title won last year, losing to Labrador. President of the Rockhampton Junior Touch Association Mick Callow said overall the competition produced a great result for the city’s junior touch representative players. The association is still taking nominations for junior and senior teams, with competition starting mid-August.Students Selected For QueenslandThe Chronicle (Toowoomba), 18/07/2012Four Fairholme Touch Football players have been selected to play for Queensland after their outstanding success at this year’s State Touch Championships.Dominique Du Toit, Meg Jakins and Kristen Currie will wear maroon for the Queensland Under 15 Schoolgirls while Georgina Rackemann was named for the Queensland Open team.Their selections are a just reward after they helped lead Darling Downs to a second place finish at the under 15 state titles.Darling Downs managed to win all of their round games and defeated South Coast in the semi-final, winning 2-0.They faced Metropolitan East in the final and despite leading at half time, Darling Downs were narrowly defeated 4-3 in the final minutes.If you see a story from your local media organisations about Touch Football and would like to see it on the Touch Football Australia website, please email [email protected] Related LinksTalking Touchlast_img read more

2015 NTL Referee Nominations

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is calling for nominations for suitably qualified referees to be considered to attend the 2015 National Touch League (NTL) and Elite Eight Series from Wednesday, 11 March until Saturday, 14 March 2015.  The event will be held at C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. The Open and Senior tournaments will run concurrently over the four days creating an exciting atmosphere with the best players and officials from across the country in all age divisions, with the potential of international teams. The NTL event has proven to be a highlight for the Touch Football community, providing a great opportunity for professional development through experiencing the highest level of Touch Football in the country. The event is also an opportunity for referees selected in the TWC 2015 squad to ensure they are in peak condition leading into the event in late April. For more information, please click on the attached document. Related Files2015_ntl_-_referee_nomination_information-pdfRelated LinksNTL Refs Nominationslast_img read more

Cong should learn governance from BJP: Rajnath

first_imgPithoragarh: The Congress should learn from the BJP how a government should be run, Union minster Rajnath Singh said Monday while asserting that India was among the fastest growing economies in the world and there was not a single charge of corruption against any minister in the Narendra Modi dispensation. Canvassing for BJP MP Ajay Tamta, who has been renominated in Almora (reserved) Lok Sabha constituency, Singh accused the Congress of always doing politics over the issue of development. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “India, which ranked 11th in the list of world economies in 2013, has jumped to the sixth position and will stand 5th in the list over the next six months. If the pace of development continues, India will be the third biggest economy in the world by 2028,” Singh said at a poll rally here. “How a government is run is something the Congress should learn from the BJP. There has not been a single charge of corruption against any minister in the Modi cabinet in the last five years,” he said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Referring to Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s proposed minimum income guarantee scheme aiming to lift five crore families out of poverty, Singh said, “The poverty alleviation slogan was first given by Jawaharlal Nehru and carried forward by Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. It is being repeated by Rahul Gandhi who is promising to put Rs 72,000 into the account of every poor person. “It is a fake promise like the slogan of poverty alleviation,” he said. Quoting an American think tank, the senior BJP leader said the number of poor people in India that stood at 16.5 crore in the year 2015 has now reduced five crore. “It is all due to steps taken towards poverty alleviation by the Modi Government in the last five years. Not only the American think tank but even the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world today,” Singh said. The BJP leader said while the Manmohan Singh government constructed only 25 lakh houses in five years, the Modi dispensation got 1.30 crore houses built for the poor during its tenure. “While only 47 per cent houses were provided toilets in last 55 years, the Modi government constructed toilets for 98 per cent houses in the last five years only,” he claimed. The Union home minister said that Praising Uttarkhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat was the only one to envision a universal health scheme much before the Centre launched Ayushman Bharat. “Under the present chief minister the state is growing speedily,” he said, adding the development of hill states is only possible when the centre has the same party in government as the state. In the Almora (reserved) Lok Sabha constituency, BJP’s Ajay Tamta is pitted against arch rival Congress’ Rajya Sabha MP Pradeep Tamta.last_img read more

Football Clemson defense presents real challenge for Ohio States run game

OSU freshman running back Mike Weber (25) outruns two MSU players during their game on Nov. 19, 2016 at Spartan Stadium. The Buckeyes won 17-16. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorAll season long, Ohio State has been the team to wear down defenses with the run, supplemented by the veteran passing presence of redshirt junior J.T. Barrett. However, No. 2 Clemson has recently been hitting its stride defending the run, and has a veteran presence that could put the OSU offense to the test.The Buckeyes, ranked No. 3 and in the College Football Playoff for the second time in the playoff’s three-year existence, are averaging 258.3 yards rushing per game this season. The smashmouth style of redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber and the dynamic ability of junior H-back Curtis Samuel has propelled OSU.However, Clemson (12-1) is not the kind of defense the Buckeyes are used to this season. Although OSU had some success running the ball late against Michigan, it took well into the third quarter before the run game woke up after just 41 yards in the first half.The Tigers have given up a little over 132 yards per game on the ground this season, but have limited teams to an average of less than 100 total rushing yards in the last three games. Anchored on the weakside by senior linebacker Ben Boulware, Clemson is a veteran unit that prides themselves in its stifling defense. Weber, after a disappointing 26 yards on 11 carries against the Wolverines, knows that Boulware is the kind of guy who can give he and the rest of the Buckeyes fits.“He’s a fly-around guy,” he said. “Good tackler, good hitter. I didn’t know he was the leader of their defense until Coach Alford told me, but after he told me, you could see it. You could see by his body language by how he plays and how he flies around.”Boulware, who can make plays in the middle of the field as well as on the edges, could be the biggest thorn in the side of Samuel, who depends mostly on outside runs for big gains.Five of Clemson’s starting defenders are upperclassmen, bringing years of experience to a defense that allows an average of just 19.9 points per game. Although the entire season has been a success as a whole, the Tigers have given up quite a few yards and points to anemic offenses such as Troy and Pittsburgh. Even with some outlier performances of defensive lapses, OSU coach Urban Meyer said his team must improve from Michigan on the offensive side of the ball. Two weeks ago, he talked about how the Buckeyes will need to work on not just the passing game, but also the rushing attack.“We’re going to do quite a bit,” Meyer said. “It’s not just passing the ball. We have to protect. We have to do a better job running the ball, too. I think we ran for 200 some yards against our rivals. That’s definitely why we’re going to practice.”Although size doesn’t mean everything in football, a large defensive front can wreak havoc for an offense’s run game. Weber, a predominantly between-the-tackles runner, has more to worry about than just the play-making ability of Boulware.Clemson’s defensive line is led by redshirt senior defensive tackle Carlos Watkins in the middle. Standing at 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds, he is a perfect representation of the massive stature of the Tigers’ defensive line.“Really big guys,” Weber said. “I think their whole defensive line is over 300 pounds. I think they have one guy that’s like 285 or 290. They’re hard to move. Physical. They plug the holes up.”Even with a stout unit facing him before he takes a snap, Barrett is ready for the challenge.In fact, the redshirt junior, who received his degree on Sunday, said he will be looking forward to the first contact to get the ball rolling.“With me, in order to get a little rhythm, or knock the little butterflies you got, run the ball and get hit one time and ‘All right, we’re good,’” he said. “And also, too, just completing a pass, see the ball leave my hands complete to a receiver, I think that’s something else. Either one of those I feel like get me going.”OSU faces Clemson on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. in Glendale, Arizona, in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. read more