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10 Peregrine Falcon Chicks Hatched and Banded High Atop 3 MTA Bridges

Ten new peregrine falcon chicks with a unique nursery that includes an awesome 360-degree view of the city skyline were recently banded at the Verrazano-Narrows, Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial and Throgs Neck Bridges.   The 2016 newcomers include two boys …

Failte Ireland: Once Upon A Time On An Island Not So Far Away…

This week Fáilte Ireland is hosting a group of high profile international journalists on a trip to Skellig Michael to follow in Luke Skywalker’s footsteps to see for themselves how the force was awakened. The journalists visit is being hosted …

Airbus Defence and Space and Telespazio France selected to provide satellite-based maritime surveillance service for the French Navy

The French Navy has awarded a four year contract covering the provision of a satellite-based maritime surveillance service to a consortium of Airbus Defence and Space and Telespazio France. Under the Trimaran 2 contract, a follow-up to Trimaran 1, Maritime …

First winter snows blanket New Zealand’s Southern Alps

The first of the winter snows have blanketed New Zealand’s Southern Alps as skiers get a glimpse of the winter Coronet Peak, above Queenstown, received around 20cm at the summit and up to 15cm at the base of the ski …

Rezidor Announces The Radisson Blu Hotel Durban Umhlanga, South Africa

Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel companies worldwide and part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, announces its first property in Durban: the Radisson Blu Hotel, Durban Umhlanga will feature 207 keys and welcome the first guests in 2019. …

  • Celebrate Spring With Gift Cards From Best Western

    Published on : Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    Spring is just around the corner and Best Western® Hotels and Resorts is helping guests celebrate with rewards when they stay more often at a Best Western this spring. Now through May 8, 2016, Best Western Rewards® members who register …

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  • Air Canada Named One of Montreal’s Top Employers for the Third Consecutive Year

    Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2016

    Air Canada has been recognized for the third year in a row as one of “Montreal’s Top Employers” in an annual employer survey by Mediacorp Canada Inc. The 2016 survey recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace …

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  • GBTA Polls Show Increased Business Travel Resiliency Following Paris Attacks

    Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2016

    More than 90 percent of U.S. and European business travel buyers now report that their company’s travel to and within Europe has remained largely unaffected by the Paris terrorist attacks, according to two new polls conducted by the Global Business …

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  • Airport near China’s Mount Wudang starts operation

    Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2016

    Expected to boost tourism on the Taoist mountain in China, an airport near Mount Wudang in central China’s Hubei Province started operation on  Friday.Mount Wudang is known for its Taoist temples.   The first flight arriving at Wudangshan Airport was from …

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  • SWISS Dedicates Its First Boeing 777 To Its Employees

    Published on : Saturday, February 6, 2016

    As an expression of its new “employer value proposition” and a sign of its appreciation of all their work, service and commitment, Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is dedicating its first Boeing 777-300ER to all its employees: from today onwards …

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  • Boeing Completes Successful 737 MAX First Flight

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2016

    A pair of larger than life haggis were unveiled today at Edinburgh Airport but the female of the species – identifiable by her long eye lashes and curly tail – ran off in the direction of Edinburgh Trams. There have …

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  • Heathrow shuttles “take off” from Terminal 5

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2016

    Heathrow will be working in collaboration with Westfield Sportscars, and Oxbotica, to develop new iconic automated pods for public trials this summer. Using entirely British engineering and software capabilities, the three companies will develop pods capable of operating fully autonomously …

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  • Horizon Air Flight Attendants and Pilots Pass Vote to Ratify Labor Contracts

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2016

    Horizon Air flight attendants and pilots together with their unions approved new contracts this week. With these agreements in place, pending board approval and acceptable commercial terms for the aircraft, Horizon Air is set to move forward with its plan …

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  • Spirit AeroSystems and Boeing Celebrate 737 MAX First Flight

    Published on : Saturday, January 30, 2016

    Spirit AeroSystems and Boeing celebrated the first flight of the 737 MAX 8 — the first member of Boeing’s efficient 737 MAX family — today when it took to the skies from Renton Field near Boeing’s 737 Final Assembly plant …

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  • Explore New England in Spring 2016 with Fred. Olsen’s stylish Balmoral

    Published on : Friday, January 29, 2016

    Fred. Olsen’s unique adults-only 34-night L1608 ‘Old England to New England’ cruise, which sets sail from Southampton on 16th April 2016, offers guests a whole range of fascinating and diverse experiences, visiting six American states and staying overnight in three …

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  • United Flight Attendants Protest at Airports Around the World: Call for Contract Now

    Published on : Saturday, January 23, 2016

    United flight attendants – from pre-merger groups United, Continental, and Continental Micronesia – continue public protests at airports around the world as they call on management to complete contract negotiations and finish the operational merger. The 24,000 United Airlines flight …

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  • Lufthansa becomes the first airline to possess the Airbus A320neo

    Published on : Saturday, January 23, 2016

    Lufthansa took possession of the first Airbus A320neo. Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier as well as Robert Leduc, the President of Pratt & Whitney and David Hess, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer …

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  • Visa rules tightened by US for some European travellers

    Published on : Saturday, January 23, 2016

    Certain changes have been made to the visa-waiver program by the Obama administration that would make it harder for travelers to enter the United States from Europe if they had dual citizenship from Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria, or had …

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  • Washington, mid-Atlantic braces up for threatening blizzard

    Published on : Saturday, January 23, 2016

    The winter’s first major Atlantic Coast storm begins and with it local governments and businesses have also started working on plans to weather the expected blizzard. A monster storm moved north toward some of the US’ biggest cities after lashing …

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  • First Lufthansa A320neo lands in Frankfurt

    Published on : Saturday, January 23, 2016

    The world’s first Lufthansa Airbus A320neo has been transferred to Frankfurt today. The A320neo, with the registration D-AINA, took off with the flight number LH9922 at 13.34 pm from the Airbus factory site in Hamburg-Finkenwerder and landed safely 40 minutes …

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  • Lufthansa and UFO sign Arbitration Agreement

    Published on : Saturday, January 23, 2016

    Lufthansa and the Independent Flight Attendants’ Organization (UFO) have agreed on arbitration. The arbitration talks will continue until 30th June 2016. For this period industrial peace will be obligatory. The arbitration will be led by the former Prime Minister for …

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  • Thailand Named Among Best Countries In The World By US News And World Report

    Published on : Saturday, January 23, 2016

    Thailand was named among the best countries in the world in a recent study by US News and World Report. Thailand came in at 21st in the Best Country Overall and is listed in the top 10 of all five …

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  • FAA Registered More Than 250,000 Unmanned Aircraft Owners During First 30 Days

    Published on : Saturday, January 23, 2016

    Nearly 300,000 owners have registered their small unmanned aircraft in the first 30 days after the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) online registration system went live. Owners who registered in the first month received a refund for the $5 application fee. …

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  • Latin America, The Historic Bastion Of Spanish Tourism

    Published on : Saturday, January 23, 2016

    Latin America has been instrumental in the internationalization of Spanish hotel chains, and is also one of the most profitable destinations thanks to its long holiday season, high occupancy rates, and lower operating costs, also benefiting from the dynamism of …

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  • Winners of 2015 UK National Parks Maintenance Announced

    Published on : Saturday, January 23, 2016

    National Parks UK is delighted to announce the winners of the 2015 Volunteer Awards, reflecting the very best of the hundreds of people and projects that work tirelessly to protect and improve Britain’s breathing spaces. The quality of this year’s …

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