National Ballet of Canada Announces a New Initiative See The Music Hear

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The National Ballet is one of the few companies in the world to have its own orchestra, admired for the range and versatility of repertoire it performs as well as the theatrical insight and colour it brings to the company’s work onstage.See the Music, Hear the Dance takes place at 6:25 pm in the auditorium and is free to all ticket holders for the March 8 and June 16 performances.The Sleeping Beauty is onstage March 8 – 18, 2018 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Facebook Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced a new initiative within the popular pre-performance Ballet Talks series, See the Music, Hear the Dance. Led by Principal Conductor and Music Director David Briskin and featuring The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, the new series invites audiences to deepen their knowledge of the musical language of ballet.See the Music, Hear the Dance will take place prior to the opening night performance of The Sleeping Beauty on March 8, 2018 and on June 22, before a performance of Paz de la Jolla & The Man in Black & Cacti.“The relationship between music and movement is something that is inherent in the experience of a dance performance,” said Mr. Briskin. “See the Music, Hear the Dance is a quote by the great choreographer George Balanchine who was renowned for his musicality and the perfect title for our new Ballet Talks series. The Talks will give audience members a greater understanding and appreciation for the music they are about to experience as well as spotlight the talented musicians in the National Ballet orchestra.” Advertisementlast_img read more

BC man under RCMP investigation for online dead Indian comment was once

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsA Terrace, B.C., man who was once a gay wedding trailblazer is now under an RCMP investigation for a possible hate crime after posting on social media that the “only good Indian is a dead Indian.”Terrace RCMP said Thursday an investigation is under way into the comment posted by Howard Boake on the web page of the local Terrace Standard newspaper. The RCMP said the investigation was triggered on Tuesday after they received a complaint from a “concerned citizen” over the comment.Boake wrote on Facebook that, “the only good Indian is a dead Indian…Let have open season on em (sic).”RCMP Const. Angela Rabut said the investigation is exploring whether there is a public safety component to the online comment.“First and foremost is public safety. Is the public safe? We are going to make sure of that,” said Rabut.Rabut said the investigation’s findings will be forwarded to local Crown counsel who will then determine whether there is enough to lay hate-crime related charges.“We have to decide the criminal element of the comment,” she said.Rabut would not say whether they contacted Boake because it was an “active investigation.”APTN National News phoned and messaged Boake on Facebook seeking comment.Boake’s comment was quickly deleted by the newspaper but not before someone captured an image of the racist words. The screen capture was shared widely over social-media and first reported by WestCoast Native News.Boake’s publicly available Facebook page shows he posted a comment on an August 2014 story by the Terrace Standard about the Gitxsan Treaty Society delivering an eviction notice to CN.“WHY do first nations THINK they OWN CANADA? (sic),” posted Boake.Boake is Facebook friends with a man named Jimbob Harris-Boake. On July 23, 2003, the Terrace Standard led with a front-page story about the gay wedding of Jim Harris and Howard Boake beneath a headline saying it was the community’s first such nuptials.The story said the two men were to be married on Aug. 9 of that year. The story described Boake as a retired truck driver who is now likely in his 70s. The pair made a lifelong commitment to each other two years earlier.Photo from Aug. 9 wedding of Jim Harris and Howard Boake. (Facebook)The marriage occurred before the full legalization of same-sex marriage in Canada.Harris could also not be reached for comment.Last week, Maclean’s magazine created a stir after it published a front page story declaring Winnipeg the most racist city in Canada and that the country had a worse race problem than the U.S.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Qatar Makes Plans for Gaza Power Line, Further Aid for Palestinians

Rabat – A Qatari technical commission held talks in Israel and the Gaza Strip on Tuesday June 18. The commission discussed the funding of a new power line between Qatar and Gaza, marking a potential expansion of Doha’s aid endeavors for Palestinians.In recent years, Qatar has funnelled millions of dollars into relief projects in Hamas-dominated Gaza, in an  effort to alleviate the deprivation caused by the ongoing conflict with Israel. Spearheading the Qatari drive has been envoy Mohammed Al-Emadi, a Qatari economist and businessman. This time, Al-Emadi was accompanied by Qatari electricity and water experts. The Qatari experts met with the Israel Electric Corporation in Tel Aviv on Sunday, and in Gaza with energy officials, to discuss the Qatari offer to pay for the completion of a new Gaza electricity line.“It will make a difference,” said a Palestinian official. “Maybe we will not have electricity 24/7, but people may begin to feel there isn’t a power crisis anymore.”The new line, known as Line 161, would provide 100 megawatts to Gaza, which currently gets a total of 120 megawatts from Israel, short of the 500 megawatts to 600 megawatts that Palestinian authorities say the blockaded territory needs.Read also: Joint Agreement Forges New Economic Future for Morocco and PalestineBesides preventing some of Gaza’s chronic blackouts, an improved electricity supply would also benefit power sewage pumps and hinder water contamination afflicting two million Palestinians.So far, the intervention is approved by Israel but has gone largely unacknowledged by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who, alongside U.S.-allied Arab leaders, has criticized Doha for its close ties to Iran and Islamist groups like Hamas. An Israeli official said that the power line’s construction would take three years to complete and that it remains unclear whether the Netanyahu government will approve it. The prime minister’s office had no immediate comment. read more

Financial market highlights on Friday SPTSX 1563494 up 1669 points

Highlights at the close Friday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 15,634.94, up 16.69 pointsDow — 22,405.09, up 23.89 pointsS&P 500– 2,519.36, up 9.30 points (record high)Nasdaq — 6,495.96, up 42.51 points (record high)Currencies:Cdn — 80.13 cents US, down 0.19 of a centPound — C$1.6716, down 0.12 of a centEuro — C$1.4742, up 0.70 of a centEuro — US$1.1812, up 0.27 of a centOil futures:US$51.67, up 11 cents(November contract)Gold futures:US$1,284.80 per oz., down $3.90(December contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:Daily quote unavailable from source; office closed on Fridays(Thursday: $21.803 per oz., $700.97 per kg.) read more

Global partnership to promote genetic improvements to cassava UN agency says

FAO described the Global Partnership for Cassava Genetic Improvement as a “very positive development” that reflected the urgent need to support the genetic improvement of the tuber to help millions of the world’s hungriest people.The tropical root crop cassava is the third most important source of calories in the tropics, after rice and corn, according to FAO. More than 600 million people depend on the crop in Africa, Asia and Latin America, where cassava is grown by poor farmers for whom the crop is vital for both food security and income generation.FAO said that the importance of cassava is not reflected in the investment in research to improve the crop, which has made it lag behind other basic food crops. In the past 30 years, cassava productivity increased less than 1 per cent annually compared to 2 to 5 per cent in rice, wheat, and corn.Bacterial and viral diseases, insect pests, weeds, and drought have combined to limit cassava production, which, in Africa averages 8 tons per hectare, compared to potential yields of over 80 tons per hectare, the UN agency said. Attempts by farmers to market their cassava products have also fallen short of their potential because of rapid post-harvest deterioration and inadequate starch and protein content in the roots.New tools such as advanced molecular biology and biotechnology can, however, change this situation by offering new approaches which will make cassava much more productive, nutritious and profitable to grow, according to FAO.The participating institutions have agreed to co-ordinate their research efforts, share findings, incorporate the views of farmers into the planning process, respect safety regulations in research, and strive to build scientific capacity in national institutions in cassava-growing countries. read more

Sudan UN witnesses arms handover by governmentbacked group in Darfur

The team also visited camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs), inspected hospitals and therapeutic centres for children, and held talks with relief workers, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York.Jan Pronk, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Sudan, heads the verification mission, which is determining whether Khartoum is making progress on its promises to disarm the brutal Janjaweed militias and improve security for Darfur’s massive population of IDPs.The mission is expected to wrap up its visit tomorrow, two days before the expiration of a Security Council deadline for Khartoum to prove it is taking steps to alleviate the crisis in Darfur.Mr. Dujarric said Mr. Pronk is likely to brief the Council next Thursday on his findings. The Council has threatened Sudan with possible measures under Article 41 of the UN Charter, including economic penalties, if it does not show progress.At least 1.2 million people are now IDPs and another 200,000 have fled to Chad as refugees because of the Janjaweed attacks and fighting between Government forces and two rebel groups.Last month the Sudanese Government and the UN agreed to set up a Joint Implementation Mechanism (JIM) to monitor the situation and make sure the two sides meet their promises to alleviate the humanitarian crisis. read more

On Day to Combat Desertification UN urges action to protect every hectare

“We need to change course and start securing every hectare of land that can provide food or freshwater and rehabilitate all the degraded land that we can,” urged Mr. Ban, who assured that by doing so, the international community will be able to make rapid steps towards controlling climate change.With No such thing as a free lunch: Investing in healthy soils as the theme, this year’s Day is intended to promote public awareness of the issues of desertification and drought, and the implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in those countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa.“Our lives and civilizations depend on the land. Let us invest in healthy soils to secure our rights to food and freshwater,” Mr. Ban added.When a plate of food is served in front of you, what comes to mind? Few of us actually think about it, but it is the endpoint of a long and complex process…Without the land, there is only an empty plate,” underscored Monique Barbut, who is the UNCCD Executive Secretary. Noting that 70 per cent of the Earth’s grasslands, 50 per cent of the savannahs and 45 per cent of its temperate forests have been cleared to feed generations gone by, she expressed her deep concern that resources are treated like disposable goods.“We degrade the land through unsustainable farming and walk away when it cannot produce anymore. Today, one third of previously fertile farmland lies abandoned. With a population of 9.6 billion expected by 2050, we will need to clear 3 million hectares of new land every year, on average,” she explained, warning that “we are heading towards a tipping point.”“If we do not change how we use our land, we will have to convert an area the size of Norway into new farmland every year to meet future needs for food, freshwater, biofuels and urban growth,” underscored Mr. Ban.A number of organizations from the UN system are involved in the fight against desertification, as the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which has established a number of regional Drought Monitoring Centres in Africa, for example.Over the last four decades, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Director-General Irina Bokova said, has contributed to global efforts to combat desertification through such scientific programmes as its Man and the Biosphere Programme and International Hydrological Programme.For his part, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Braulio F. de Souza Dias, said the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 offers solutions, “in particular Aichi Biodiversity Target 5, which aims to at least halve and bring as close to zero as possible the rate of loss of natural habitats, and Aichi Target 15 which aims to restore at least 15 per cent of degraded ecosystems, seek to reverse the negative trend of land degradation.”In addition, he expanded on the proposed sustainable development goal on land for the post-2015 agenda, which is based on three simultaneous actions: avoid degrading additional land, recover as much as we can of that which is already degraded, and, for every hectare of land we degrade, to rehabilitate a hectare of degraded land in the same ecosystem and the same timeframe.“A world where all rights to food, water and human security are guaranteed is possible,” the UN Secretary-General assured. read more

Kazan 2018 Surprising QF participants – Greece and Iran in Qatar out

On Friday, we saw in Kazan decisive matches for the qualification in the last – “knock out” phase of the WCh. At the end of the day, it is clear that this Championship brought new wave of Scandinavian Beach Handball in the world’s top teams. DEN with both teams and SWE in male competition are news while NOR female team is for while one of the participants of decisive matches. New “facts” are Greece female and Iranian male team in the decisive matches. It is now clear that increase of the number of participants from 12 to 16 brought new quality. Quarter final matches will be played on Saturday morning and matches of the semifinals in afternoon/evening session.9:00 (QF – male) IRI – SWE9:00 (QF – male) ESP – BRA9:50 (QF – female) PAR – BRA9:50 (QF – female) POL – NOR10:40 (QF – male) CRO – DEN11:30 (QF – male) RUS – HUN 12:20 (QF – female) GRE – RUS12:20 (QF – female) ESP – DEN(all times are UTC + 3)All matches can be followed via Internet live stream on the IHF (IHF.info) and Championship (handballrussia2018.com) web sites.  X.Q ← Previous Story VIDEO: Where is the ball? Next Story → SEHA 2018/2019: Without Celje PL and Gorenje, Izvidjac IN read more

Phosphatases alcalines PAL définition rôle comment analyser les résultats

first_imgPhosphatases alcalines (PAL) : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?Présentes dans la majorité des tissus, les phosphates alcalines, ou PAL en version abrégée, sont des enzymes très largement impliquées dans le métabolisme osseux ainsi qu’au niveau du fonctionnement hépatique. Leur dosage permet de dépister différentes pathologies.Les phosphatases alcalines, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Les enzymes sont des protéines spécifiques puisqu’elles permettent la survenue de réactions chimiques au sein de l’organisme. C’est le cas, entre autres, des phosphatases alcalines qui contribuent, par leur action, à la minéralisation des os en contribuant à la production du tissu osseux et des cartilages. Il existe deux types de PAL qui sont classifiés en fonction de l’acidité du milieu dans lequel elles provoquent une réaction chimique. On retrouve ainsi les phosphatases alcalines « classiques » qui sont principalement contenues dans le foie et les os et les phosphatases acides prostatiques (PAP) qui sont présentes dans les milieux acides. Naturellement transportées par le sang, ces protéines ont la particularité d’être éliminées par la bile.Le dosage des phosphatases alcalinesLa mesure du taux de phosphatases alcalines est principalement réalisée à partir d’un échantillon sanguin prélevé par ponction veineuse dans le pli du coude. L’examen est généralement prescrit par le médecin en cas de suspicion d’une atteinte du foie ou d’une pathologie osseuse. En présence de symptômes d’atteinte hépatique, le dosage des PAL s’inscrit dans le cadre d’un bilan plus complet comprenant l’évaluation d’autres enzymes telles que l’alanine aminotransférase (ALAT) ou encore l’aspartate aminotransférase (ASAT). En outre, le taux de phosphatases alcalines peut également constituer un outil de diagnostic de la cholestase (diminution de la sécrétion biliaire) ou d’une obstruction des voies biliaires. La concentration de phosphatases alcalines est considérée comme normale lorsqu’elle est comprise entre 30 et 100 unités internationales par litre (UI/l).Taux de phosphatases alcalines trop bas : qu’est-ce que cela signifie ?À lire aussiColle à viande : pas de thrombine en FranceLes variations à la baisse du taux de phosphatases alcalines indiquent généralement une insuffisance hépatocellulaire sévère pouvant être secondaire à une cirrhose, à une inflammation du foie, à une hépatite ou encore à une hypophosphatasie (maladie héréditaire). Face à la multiplicité des causes possibles, le médecin devra poursuivre ses investigations afin d’affiner son diagnostic.Taux de phosphatases alcalines trop haut : qu’est-ce que cela signifie ?Lorsqu’elle est associée à une élévation des gamma-GT, l’augmentation du taux de phosphatases alcalines laisse présager une cholestase, d’une pathologie hépatique ou d’une maladie osseuse. Il faut néanmoins préciser que la concentration de phosphatases alcalines varie naturellement à la hausse au cours de la grossesse.Le 25 avril 2017 à 11:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Super Nawettan Can Gunjur plot a BacktoBack

first_imgBy Sulayman BahAll roads led to South Coast last year this time when Gunjur gunned down City Boys Banjul to grab the FIB sponsored Super Nawettan title that has until 2016, stayed within the Greater Banjul area.A last-gasp spot-kick driven home by a certain Malang Jassey sent the stadium to cacophonous celebrations, delivering a sigh of relief to the impressive turnout of Gunjur fans who traveled over to Bakau as dozens wept in joy, unashamedly.That penalty, unleashed six minutes to end of regular time and that had the Banjul keeper going the wrong end, would break the jinx of sides outside of greater Banjul area failing at the death with the title right under their noses.Pic: Gunjur in celebration after scoringEast, Banjul, West and Bakau had shared the title these years but Jassey’s spot-kick brought dead to that hoodoo, having Gunjur believe the impossible in fact means I’m-possible.But as the tournament resumes in six days, the question on the lips of enthusiasts is whether the South Boys can redo the feat. That we will only get to know at this October’s end. With the fixture soon to be made official, the champions meanwhile –like all other zones including the new entrants Foni and Kombo East – have begun training.Pic Gunjur players kneel in prayer after scoringDefending the trophy will be the dream but they must ward off serial winners SK East, SK West and Banjul. East’s Nawettan remains on and aren’t expected to make a firm intent for the title owing to late preparations but there is Banjul who could pose the biggest threat to Gunjur. The first zone to finish off its Nawettan, the capital boys won’t have excuses should they fail.last_img read more

EC cracks down on Mahadev Sarkar over comment on Mahua

first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission on Friday barred BJP leader from Nadia district Mahadev Sarkar from holding any public meetings, processions, public rallies, road shows, interviews or public utterances in social, print and audio visual media, for a period of 48 hours. The timing of the ban on Sarkar, who is the Nadia district president of BJP, will be in effect from 4 pm today (Friday) till 4.00 pm on Sunday. The stringent action by the Commission comes in the wake of Sarkar violating the model code of conduct, by making offensive and sexually coloured remarks against Mahua Moitra, Trinamool Congress candidate from the Krishnanagar seat, during a public meeting at Krishnanagar Government College on April 22. The Commission has strongly condemned the statement in its order. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe office of the Chief Electoral Officer in Bengal had issued a show-cause notice to Sarkar and after the latter gave his reply, it was sent to the Commission’s head office in Delhi. Dissatisfied with the reply of the BJP leader, the Commission took action against him. “He has not denied making the alleged comments that have been ascribed to him in the complaint made by Mahua Moitra. He has, however, maintained that the alleged matter does not come under the MCC,” the order copy of the EC read. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateIt may be mentioned that the Commission has already issued a direction to all political parties to refrain from any deeds/actions that may be construed as being repugnant to the honour and dignity of women. Moitra had filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court, pointing out certain offensive and sexually coloured remarks by Sarkar against her. The bench, comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, disposed her plea on Thursday by directing the Commission to pass ‘necessary’ orders in the matter ‘forthwith’. “I am happy that the Commission has taken strong action. BJP leaders have often been found making objectionable comments during election rallies. They should take this as a lesson and be careful before making such remarks during political meetings and rallies,” Moitra said.last_img read more

Were Ignoring the Only Industry We Cant Do Without

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. April 11, 2019 7 min read Enroll Now for Free By 2025, the planet will have a population of over 8.1 billion people. If we were to imagine that number in an easily consumable unit such as donuts, we would have enough donuts to form a chain so long that it would wrap around Earth’s equator 20 times. Unfortunately, that same number of donuts would only keep everyone on the planet satiated for about one hour.The harsh reality is that if earth’s population continues to soar, our agricultural practices are going to need to make significant advances in order to support everyone. It’s not all doom and gloom though. There is one industry working this challenge head-on: agritech. For three years in a row First Round’s State of Startups Survey has reported that founders list virtual and augmented reality as the most overhyped startup industry and agritech the most underhyped. Google trends data also supports this. In recent years the searches for virtual reality have been so high that those made for agritech look like small potatoes.Related: Five Trends to Watch out for in the Agritech Industry in 2019Despite the lack of attention, it gets, the work being performed within the agritech industry is incredibly innovative and highly impactful. New startups are finding ways to increase the shelf life of proteins, create farms in cities, and use artificial intelligence to save the amount of water and energy used in food production.So, if agritech is so critical, why does no one care?The technology is not ‘sexy.’ Most agritech companies are based around solving a problem, not about making a headline, which is often a significantly less attractive proposition for VCs. After all, the vast majority of VCs are created with the primary goal of making money rather than accomplishing a social drive or mission. Generally, VCs would rather invest in flashier companies that interact with consumers directly in their day-to-day lives.However, it’s not just VCs that are leaving agritech in the lurch: the broader consumer world just doesn’t seem to have an interest. Wearable technology that helps people track their fitness? Cool. Sensors attached to cows that help farmers track their health? Not so much.Related: Why Warren Buffett Is Investing in Wearable TechThe truth is that the future of farming relies on a lot of the same technology that has become massively popular in recent years: drones, bots, smart technology, data-driven efforts. The key difference between the application of the technology in farm fields versus in the home, however, is the distance from the nearest consumer. While these technologies will ultimately have an impact on everyone’s lives, the average person won’t necessarily interact with them at all, which makes it tricky for people to care about them.Agriculture is often viewed as old-school and unchanging.While the agricultural industry has actually undergone a great many innovations throughout history, these changes have multiplied the distance between most individuals and where their food comes from. Consider that 200 years ago, 90 percent of Americans lived on farms while today less than 2 percent of the U.S. population produces food. With this separation of the consumer from the source, an inflexible supply chain has been established which makes change difficult.These views of the agricultural industry have created a perception among most people that there is little to improve about modern agriculture. In fact, the opposite is quite true – there are many ways the industry could be improved, all of which will ultimately end up impacting the consumer. To name a few:Agriculture contributes about a third of all greenhouse gases;A large amount of fresh food is destroyed globally each year;Climate change will impact how crops are produced in many parts of the world; andObesity is ultimately impacted by the practices of our agricultural industry.Related: Stephen Hawking: The Obesity Epidemic Is a Problem ‘Beyond My Understanding’Agriculture doesn’t operate like a standard B2B or B2C industry. The target audience for agritech is often small farms – which means that the go-to-market strategy is much different than for a consumer goods company like Warby Parker. The standard tenets of branding and advertising just don’t hold. Relationships and proving your worth are much more valuable in the agricultural community.This typically makes most agritech investments a harder pitch from the get-go; it’s simply easier to sell someone on the idea of how Uber is going to impact their day-to-day than on how increased corn yields from a new agribot are going to affect them.Growth in agritech can be slow at first.At the end of the day, it comes down to the fact that plants grow slowly, and livestock grows even slower. This makes experimentation with new agritech a fairly lengthy practice. You can’t just launch an app and start getting new users the next day. Time must elapse to measure the efficacy of new agritech in the real world.This means that iterations on technology and improvements can take many growing seasons, even years, to fully work out. Although the impact of these technologies can be huge, the truth is that the current tech industry is so obsessed with rapid growth and improvement they often aren’t willing to consider an industry that may be considered slower growing.So, what are we going to do about it?Agritech has a perception problem that is hurting its future in the world at large, but it doesn’t have to. There are actions startups, VCs, and consumers can take to shed some light on such a critical and innovative industry.New agritech startups need to increase awareness to help consumers realize that the future of our food is something we should all care about. One agritech startup that is excelling is Freight Farms, a company that makes hyper-efficient farms that are entirely contained within a standard shipping container.Freight Farms has done a great job at the branding game with their distinct green and white shipping containers with the words “This is a Farm” emblazoned on the side. Freight farms puts its containers in busy urban areas like parks and street corners, and atop buildings to gather public attention. Another successful firm in the agritech-sector is Ida, which tracks the health and behavior of cows using artificial intelligence.A great deal of the onus of this lies on VCs to publicly laude these successes but also on startups to leverage their successes. It is notable that while the amount of funding given to agritech startups has grown slowly and steadily since 2006, public awareness of agritech has remained low. This is in large part due to the fact that, while these early agritech startups have seen success, they have largely been backed by a small group of agritech-centered VCs, such as Anterra Capital.It’s not just VCs that can help these startups. The broader consumer world can do more to help guide these organizations towards success. Consumers should demand more information about how and where their food is grown. We should all push for more sustainable practices and explore avenues to reduce the distance between ourselves and our food.What if every school had a Freight Farm where students could not only learn how to produce their own food but how to use cutting edge technology? By leveling the playing field for startups, these programs ensure that it’s not just the sexy ideas that stay alive.Agritech startups are imagining a great, bright future for our planet’s food supply, and it’s time for the rest of the world to get on board. Apart from the environmental, socioeconomic, and health-related dangers of not investing in agritech, we also risk missing out on some of the most important and innovative technology of our time. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

Air Canada to launch new transborder routes unveils Signature Suite at Pearson

first_img Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Air Canada to launch new transborder routes, unveils Signature Suite at Pearson Travelweek Group Posted by Sharecenter_img Tags: Air Canada TORONTO — Air Canada will stretch out its wings next spring when it expands its North American network with new transborder routes.The carrier has announced several nonstop, year-round routes beginning in spring 2018 from Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver. All new flights are currently available for purchase.With this expansion, Air Canada becomes the only carrier to offer services from Canada to Sacramento, Omaha and Providence. It will also offer flights from additional Canadian airports to Baltimore, Pittsburgh and San Francisco.“As the largest foreign carrier serving the USA, we are pleased to offer customers even more nonstop travel choices between Canada and the U.S., as well as the ability to conveniently connect onward through our extensive global network at our Canadian hubs on North America’s Best Airline as rated by Skytrax.”Vancouver-Sacramento begins on May 17 while Edmonton-San Francisco begins May 1. Toronto service to Omaha kicks off on May 1, and to Providence on May 17. From Montreal, both Baltimore and Pittsburgh service begin on May 17.More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”Sacramento and San Francisco flights will be on Air Canada Express 76-seat CRJ-705/900, while all other flights will be on Air Canada Express 50-seat CRJ.In other news, Air Canada also unveiled its new Air Canada Signature Suite for its top International Business customers at Toronto Pearson yesterday. Here, guests can dine à la carte at a complimentary, full-service restaurant from a menu created by chef David Hawksworth, or enjoy hors d’oeuvres, champagne, fine wines and cocktails.The Suite officially opens on Dec. 1 and is accessible to all full fare paying International Business Class customers, excluding upgrades and most point redemption programs. It spans 6,400 square feet, is conveniently located by Air Canada’s international departure gates at Terminal 1, and can accommodate up to 160 premium guests.“Our premium customers, particularly those who are connecting, highly value comfort and convenience when they travel. This unique airport enclave will serve as a welcome preliminary o boarding their international flights, where the premium experience will continue with our industry leading International Business class products and services, including lie-flat suites and the other amenities that have earned Air Canada recognition as the Best Airline in North America from Skytrax and Best Long Haul Airline in the Americas for 2018 from AirlineRatings.com,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWT << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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