A Dalit family, which was beaten up allegedly by ‘cow vigilantes’ in Una tehsil in Gujarat, have decided to embrace Buddhism. In July last year, seven Dalits of Mota Samadhiyala village were paraded and flogged for skinning a dead cow, an incident that caused nation-wide outrage after its video went viral. Later, four of these Dalit youths were taken to Una town, where they were tied up with a vehicle and thrashed allegedly by the cow vigilantes. A member of the Dalit family has alleged that the State government did not fulfil its promise to give jobs and a piece of land to the victims.“We have decided to convert to Buddhism as we have faced a lot of discrimination due to our traditional profession for skinning dead animals,” Vashram Sarvaiya said, the eldest of three brothers who were beaten on July 11, 2016.“We are yet to finalise the date, but we have asked the community members to come together and convert to Buddhism in large numbers,” he told PTI. Sarvaiya alleged that the government did not constitute a special court to try the case of assault — as was promised by the then Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. The police had arrested 20 people in the matter. “The accused are roaming free after they were released on bail, and the case drags on. We haven’t been given anything as promised by the State government.“All we have got was ₹3 lakh that is given to Dalit victims in atrocity cases, but most of the money was spent on litigation and medicines as our father Ashok Sarvaiya continues to suffer due to the thrashing and needs to be taken to a Ahmedabad hospital for treatment,” he said. With most of the accused out on bail, the family members are scared of stepping out of their home, Sarvaiya said.
Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Calisaan seethed over losing the rare opportunity, saying that games like those is a big for San Sebastian, which could put them at a good standing at the end of the first round while giving a show to its schoolmates.“We need to be complete when we’re playing because if we’re not, my teammates may have a hard time adjusting,” he said.But Calisaan accepts his fate and vows to be the Golden Stags’ loudest booster on their home floor, entrusting much of the leadership to their trio of guards in RK Ilagan, Ryan Costelo, and Renzo Navarro.“I hope they all step up. I just told them to enjoy their game so that we’ll all be happy,” he said. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lack of tournaments not a problem for Lehnert Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Calisaan was slapped with two unsportsmanlike fouls while playing defense on Sidney Onwubere, sending him out of the game with 1:14 left in the period.The 22-year-old forward argued that he didn’t do anything wrong with his defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I know for myself it’s not an unsportsmanlike foul. I wasn’t going for the face or the head. Even if you review the tapes, I only hit him in the elbow. I was going for the ball, but he double-pumped and that’s the reason why (Onwubere) got hit in the arm.”Consistently racking double-doubles this season with his averages of 16.1 points and 10.0 rebounds, Calisaan’s ejection takes him out of the running for the end of season awards. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMichael Calisaan was in disbelief after he got ejected late in the third quarter of San Sebastian’s 75-73 win over EAC on Friday.“I don’t know,” said Calissan, struggling to explain what led him to hit the showers early.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. That, however, means little for the fourth-year forward, sharing that his biggest goal is to help the Golden Stags return to the Final Four for the first time since 2013.“The important thing for me is to win and to achieve what we’re aspiring for which is to be a champion. We’ll all try our best to do that,” he said. “I’ve won awards before, but if you get those and your team is in the bottom, that means nothing. What I want more is to be on top, make it to the Final Four for the first time in college. I made it in high school but that has eluded me in college.”San Sebastian currently stands at an even 4-4 with a game left in the first round.The ejection, though, will keep Calisaan out of the Golden Stags’ home game against JRU on Thursday, where he is set to serve his one-game suspension.“It could have been my first time playing in our home court,” he rued.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side
Dhoni wants more T20s in United StatesIndia limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he definitely sees a future for Twenty20 cricket in the United States, a country which is home to a large Asian population.Chand should have got Bharat Ratna before Tendulkar, say former hockey greatsFormer India hockey captain Dilip Tirkey said Dhyan Chand not getting his due is a classic case of discriminatory attitude towards sports.Indian women’s hockey team players made to sit on train floorCondemning the shocking incident of four Indian women hockey team players being made to sit on the floor of a train, women activists called on Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Vijay Goel to register a case of inhuman treatment, negligence and exploitation against railway officials.Magnussen escapes big crash at Belgian GP with small injuryKevin Magnussen suffered nothing more than a sore ankle in a massive crash in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix and expects to be fit to compete in the next race in Italy.Rakitic header earns Barcelona victory in BilbaoIvan Rakitic scored in the first half to help Barcelona win 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao for a second straight victory at the start of the Spanish league season.
Ajax Ajax appoint Erik ten Hag as coach Peter McVitie Last updated 1 year ago 22:55 12/28/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Ajax Eredivisie Utrecht The Dutch side have recruited the former Bayern Munich II coach to replace Marcel Keizer on a two-and-a-half-year contract Ajax have confirmed the appointment of Erik ten Hag as their new head coach.The 47-year-old will join the capital club from fellow Eredivisie side Utrecht on January 1, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal.Ten Hag worked alongside Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich, where he coached the club’s reserve side, before returning to Netherlands to take charge at Utrecht. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He worked as both coach and technical director and guided them to a fifth-place finish in his first season and guided them to a first KNVB Beker final in 12 years, where they lost to Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Feyenoord. Ten Hag replaces the sacked Marcel Keizer, who lasted just a few months in charge after replacing Peter Bosz in charge in the summer.After crashing out of both the Champions League and Europa League at the qualification phase, Keizer’s side five poins behind Eredivisie leaders PSV at the turn of the year before he was relieved of his duties in December, while coaches Dennis Bergkamp and Hennie Spijkerman were simultaneously suspended.Ten Hag, named Eredivisie Coach of the Year in 2016, was immediately seen as Ajax’s first choice to replace Keizer and he made no secret of his interest in the job, “Who would not want to become Ajax manager? I would view Ajax as a tremendous challenge,” he said last week.”Ajax is the most fascinating club in the Netherlands so of course you are interested in the position.”Ten Hag’s reign at Ajax will begin with a headline clash against fierce rivals Feyenoord in the Johan Cruijff Arena on January 21.
The province is taking an important step to keep its commitments on emergency rooms and reducing ER wait times with the appointment of Dr. John Ross as Nova Scotia’s first provincial advisor on emergency patient care. The provincial advisor will provide leadership to improve access to emergency care in Nova Scotia. “We promised Nova Scotians that over the next four years we would work to keep ER rooms open across this province,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “The appointment of Dr. Ross is the first step of many to ensure Nova Scotians have the health care they need.” The provincial advisor will work with district health authorities, doctors and other health-care providers to ensure that emergency departments deliver the kind of health care that Nova Scotians need. This will include advising government on commitments such as opening beds needed to admit patients now stuck in emergency departments. As well, Dr. Ross will advise on creating an Emergency Department Protection Fund to hire doctors and keep emergency rooms running. “Emergency room coverage is a longstanding problem that cannot be fixed overnight,” said Maureen MacDonald, Minister of Health. “Dr. Ross’s appointment shows Nova Scotians that this is a priority. We will be looking for his advice and input on the implementation of improvements.” Dr. Ross, an emergency medicine specialist, received his medical training at Queen’s University and the University of Western Ontario. He has practiced emergency medicine at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre since 1990. He is the former Chief of the QEII Department of Emergency Medicine, and the Capital District Health Authority as well as the former head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University. “This is a unique opportunity to help improve emergency care throughout the province,” said Dr. Ross. “Nova Scotians want timely access to emergency care and my role is to bring forward recommendations to help ensure that.” The position is part-time with a one-year contract that is renewable annually.
Started in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honours society associated with business schools that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). BGS recognizes the academic achievements of the top 10 per cent of business undergraduates and top 20 per cent of graduate of business graduate students. Brock University’s Goodman School of Business, formerly the Faculty of Business, started our chapter in 2004 and has since inducted almost 700 students.Some Beta Gamma Sigma members from Ontario and Quebec chapters are in the process of establishing Canada’s first Beta Gamma Sigma chapter for alumni. Creating an alumni chapter for the GTA and surrounding areas would allow members to continue to be involved in Beta Gamma Sigma and realize benefits from membership throughout their lifetime. There are thousands of Beta Gamma Sigma members in Ontario.An alumni chapter can provide professional contacts in the local area, networking and professional development through programs of the chapter, involvement with current student members and new graduates, and the chance to develop new relationships with other business people. It’s a great way to build the value of Beta Gamma Sigma membership for current and future members.Under the direction of Amber Nicholson (BGS director, Collegiate and Alumni Operations), Natalie Oesch (BGS manager, Collegiate and Alumni Operations), and Atul Jian, a group of volunteers have worked through the process of creating a Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni Chapter in Ontario. They are preparing for their first general meeting on Nov. 7, 2012. This meeting is to evaluate the feasibility of creating the chapter officially and the agenda will include a discussion about future events, funding, sponsorship, and volunteer opportunities. There will also be an opportunity to identify potential guest speakers and topics of interest to other Beta Gamma Sigma members.For more information on joining the BGS Alumni Chapter please contact Atul Jain at email@example.com.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment is stepping down just months into the job.Company officials said Monday that Gustavo “Gus” Antorcha has resigned from his job as the top executive the theme park company as well as his position on the company’s board of directors.In a statement provided by the Orlando, Florida-based company, Antorcha said he still believed in SeaWorld’s mission, even though he may have “a difference of approach.”Before taking over the helm of SeaWorld in February, Antorcha was a top executive at Carnival Cruise Lines.SeaWorld Chief Financial Officer Marc Swanson was named interim CEO while an executive search firm looks for a permanent successor.Swanson has been with SeaWorld for 19 years.Mike Schneider, The Associated Press
Vinnie Jones’ wife Tanya passed away following a long battle with illness. Credit:PA Vinnie Jones’s wife Tanya has died after a long illness, his manager has said.The actor and former footballer was by his wife’s side when she died at their home in Los Angeles on Saturday.A statement from Jones’s management said: “At 8.46am local time in Los Angeles on Saturday July 6, Vinnie Jones’s wife, Tanya Jones, passed away after a long illness.”Tanya passed peacefully at the Jones family home surrounded by Vinnie, their daughter and other family members.”Vinnie and the family ask for privacy while they go through an understandable period of mourning during this devastating time.”Vinnie and Tanya, 53, married in 1994. She had a daughter, Kaley, by her former husband, and a son, Aaron, with Vinnie.In 2013, Jones, an ex-midfielder best known for being part of the Crazy Gang at Wimbledon, told how the couple had both been diagnosed with skin cancer.Tanya underwent an emergency heart transplant at the age of 21 following the birth of Kaley and is also reported to have suffered from cervical cancer.In an interview with the Daily Mirror in 2017, Jones described Tanya as “the most incredible person”, adding: “I think we’re the perfect match and I was lucky to find it.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
← Previous Story Thea Mork extends Larvik deal until 2016 Next Story → WISLA TV: “Oilers” keep dreams alive Hungarian left back Kornel Nagy (26) has prolonged his deal with French USDK – Dunkerque until 2015. He came to France in 2011 and after first average season, former Pick Szeged, MKB Veszprem and Dunaffer’s member became an important part of the better and better French squad:– This season, we still have many things to play. There is a third trophy, the Coupe de France, that we can win and then we are still in the race for the second qualifying spot for the Champions League. It is my dream to play in the Champions League with USDK because with Veszprém, I’ve never really played and I really want to try it. I feel good at Dunkirk, I love the people here. I wish I could stay much longer. I also want to improve my French. I understand better and better, not only handball things, but also every day life language… Kornel Nagy
Can CELEBITurkish handball Croatian vice-champions RK Nexe NAsice have interesting signing for the upcoming season. Croatian team stayed without talented Sime Ivic who signed for RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, and his replacement will be Can Celebi, Turkish right back, who will be the only NT player to play abroad in the upcoming season. Celebi (24) is 196 cm tall with experience of playing only in domestic League for Mili Pjango and Ozel Idare. ← Previous Story Women’s YOUTH WCh 2014: Romania and Germany for the trophy Next Story → Germany is Men’s U20 European Champion!
TWO PEOPLE HAVE been gored as a crowd dashed alongside six fighting bulls in a hair-raising third running of the bulls at Spain’s San Fermin festival in Pamplona.Spanish Red Cross spokesman Jose Aldaba said one person was gored in the chest and another in the leg in today’s run. There were no immediate details on their identities or the gravity of their injuries.Several people were treated for other injuries in the race.Tension soared when one bull got separated from the pack in the final 100 metres and tried to charge runners on all sides.Fifteen people have died from gorings since record-keeping began in 1924.The nine-day street-partying festival was immortalised in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises” and attracts thousands of foreign touristsRead: Irishman reportedly among at least 21 injured following Pamplona bull run >
<> <> There is a catch, however. While you may snap your fingers or whistle to see the world, monsters and demons can hear you too. If you spot a particularly horrifying creature, you might gasp or screech, but both could well get you killed.Coaching myself to remain agonizingly still — no matter what I saw — was exhausting, but it felt like a wholly new way to play a horror game. I felt that the game’s creators were testing me, coaxing me into killing myself by making a noise.That’s challenging enough when playing some games, but mix in the VR element and the fact that I could give any of the classic scream queens a run for their money, and I had one of the most terrifying and stressful experiences of my life.I only ran into two small problems during my 20-minute show floor demo. The first, as you might already be able to guess, is that I was playing while surrounded by hundreds of onlookers at PAX. Not exactly ideal for a game based on being very, very quite. But, to the developers’ credit, they had rigged up a noise canceling microphone array that helped quite a bit.My second issue though was a bit more insidious. Right now Stifled has you moving through the environment with a controller (i.e. push the analogue stick forward to move). That’s all well and good for your garden variety 3D games, but if you’re in VR that’s a good recipe for motion sickness. After my demo, I could see myself getting just a bit queasy, but my stomach is usually trigger happy so all things considered that wasn’t too bad either. VR is good at a lot of things — especially horror. It’s one thing to step loosely into another world, or view the terrifying through a metaphoric window, comfortable in your living room or the theatre. It’s quite another to trick the brain into thinking that you’re projecting yourself into the path of danger.Stifled plays off that, and takes it a step further — the sounds you make, especially your screams, have an effect on the game’s world. At first, everything is cloaked in unyielding blackness. But in a few moments you learn that any sounds you make — that is in the real world — flow out from you in waves. These waves curl around rocks and through trees showing you the game’s environments. You navigate the game’s world with what is, essentially, sonar. Stifled is due out sometime in 2017, so if you’ve got a VR set, iron stomach, and a love of all things terrifying, keep an eye out.
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos maintains there are no cracks in the Spain camp after the shocking sack of their manager Julen Lopetegui eve of the World Cup tournament and urged his team-mates to move on quickly.The 2010 winners open their World Cup against Portugal in Sochi on Friday as new coach Fernando Hierro takes over. Ramos insists they will not change their plan for the tournament simply because “there is no time”.“We need to move on as soon as possible. These have not been pleasant times at all,” he said, according to Sky Sports.“For me, personally, it was a more delicate moment but I can assure you that these problems provide an opportunity to grow.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Julen has been part of all the preparations for this World Cup. (But) Spain needs to come before any individual. As soon as possible, let’s move on from this and focus on the World Cup. That is better for everyone.“There are no cracks. We are all individuals and we all think differently, but the collective idea is the same. We are here to go for the World Cup.“The reality is that we will change little, we don’t have time. We have clear ideas and we are not going to change our concept of how to play football one jot.”Spain are one of the favourites despite the change and some controversial omissions from the squad by Lopetegui, including the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Marcos Alonso. They also face Iran and Morocco in Group B.
Rani Chatterjee had appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show which further boosted her popularity. If the latest reports are to be believed, Rani is said to be participating in Salman Khan hosted show Bigg Boss 13. However, there’s no official confirmation from the makers. Rani ChatterjeeInstagramRani Chatterjee is a popular actress in the Bhojpuri film industry and is known her bubbly and sensuous avatar. She recently uploaded a picture wherein she was seen showing off her assets by unzipping her leather jacket. “I like to challenge myself. and this time challenge is to introduce new me, Did you like this side of mine???Bring in your comments!! Waiting waiting waiting,” Rani wrote on Instagram.The picture was aesthetically shot but Rani’s bold photoshoot has not gone down well with her fans who seems to be quite uncomfortable seeing her in revealing clothes. And they soon began slut-shaming her.People started telling Rani in comments that she looks better when she dons attires that covers her body. Some blasted Rani for flaunting her private parts while some asked her not to upload such images on social media as they feel embarassed when their family members see it.Many people even started shaming the actress for her act, while others saidm that true beauty lies in good heart and simplicity. However, there was a section which liked Rani’s sultry avatar and couldn’t stop praising her beauty.Take a look.
Darjeeling: The West Bengal Tourism department is all set to build trekkers’ huts in the Sandakphu area. The decision comes on the wake of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee giving a call to improve tourism infrastructure in the Hills of Darjeeling and Kalimpong.Sandakphu, at an altitude of 12000 ft, is located in Singhalila National Park, one of the highest National Parks in the world.This National Park is a bio-diverse hotspot with a total area of 78.9 sq km. It is the natural habitat for rare flora and fauna. More than 20 species of Rhododendrons trees can be found here and it is the house for the famous Himalayan Black Bear and the Red Panda. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsSandakphu offers breathtaking views of the Mount Everest, Mount Kanchenjunga and is a famous sunrise viewing spot. Phalut, at an altitude of 11,811 ft, is 21 km away from Sandakphu. Sadakphu is a world famous tourist destination.”The tourism department will be constructing three trekkers’ huts in the Sadakphu area. One will be built at Tonglu, one at Sandakphu and one at Phalut,” stated Joyoshi Das Gupta, District Magistrate, Darjeeling.Incidentally, a large numbers of tourists visit Sandakphu. However, the infrastructure is not sufficient to handle the number of tourists. There are two District Improvement (DI) Fund lodges under the State Government in the Sandakphu area out of which one was torched during the agitation. There are trekkers’ huts run by the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration along the route along with private Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedlodges. “Preliminary survey has already been conducted by the tourism department. The land has been earmarked by the District Magistrate. The architects will visit at the earliest and then a Detailed Project Report will be drawn up. The trekkers’ huts will be eco-friendly and light structures and will be wooden structures.We expect to complete the huts at the earliest,” stated Samrak Chakroborty, Deputy Director, North Bengal, Tourism department.Maneybhanjyang, 28 km from Darjeeling and located on the Indo-Nepal border is treated as the base camp for the Sandakphu trek or ride. The distance from Maneybhanjyang to Phalut via Sandakphu is 52 kms. Heritage Land Rovers are also available for driving up to Sandakphu.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee could be visiting Sandakphu during her next visit to Darjeeling. Earlier, the CM was scheduled to visit Sandakphu from 13th to 17th October in 2014. However, the trip was cancelled. During her recent visit to Kalimpong in the last week of May this year, the Singhalila Land Rover Association had welcomed her and invited her to visit Sandakphu. The CM’s had then expressed eagerness to visit Sandakphu.
Removing displays of tobacco products from shops may have reduced the proportion of children buying cigarettes by 17 per cent, claimed a new research.The findings, based on the analysis of the impact of the 2015 tobacco display ban in England, revealed that the percentage of children who smoked regularly fell to 40 per cent by 2016, from 57 per cent before. “The research shows that removing displays made tobacco less visible to children, and that fewer of them bought cigarettes there. This research provides evidence that the introduction of display bans will be an effective measure against children smoking – and could help save them from starting a deadly habit,” said Anthony Laverty, lead author of the research from the School of Public Health at Imperial. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe study published in the journal Tobacco Control, assessed survey responses from 18,000 11-15 year olds from across England between 2010 and 2016.Among the children who smoked, the most common source of cigarettes was from friends, followed by shops. This remain unchanged between 2010-2016. Interestingly, there was no increase in children reporting they had purchased cigarettes from illegal sources. The proportion of children who said they had bought cigarettes from street markets remained steady at under 10 per cent between 2010 and 2016. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOther reasons that may have helped reduce smoking rates, could be such as the ban on cigarette vending machines and higher taxes, Laverty said. However, the researchers found that more than two in three child smokers had not been refused cigarettes when they last attempted to buy them – a figure that remained unchanged between 2010-2016.Furthermore, the majority of child smokers said it was easy to buy cigarettes in shops. This rose slightly from 61 per cent in 2010 to 65 per cent in 2016. While the results are encouraging, more work is needed to ensure effective tobacco control, the researchers said adding that it is still too easy for children to purchase cigarettes in shops. Besides enforcement, government cuts as well as a licensing system for tobacco retailers – similar to that seen for alcohol – needs to be introduced, the researchers suggested.
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Qatar Airways has increased the number of seats it offers to and from Sri Lanka, with the introduction of a new flight and larger aircraft.The Doha-based carrier has introduced a fourth daily to Colombo. Additionally, two of the four daily flights would be served by a larger Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Overall, the capacity to and from Colombo will be increased by 20% with an additional 3,136 seats per week.John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism Development, Sri Lanka, said, “Tourism is expected to be one of Sri Lanka’s major growth engines as we seek to further strengthen our economy. Sri Lanka has a wealth of places waiting for travellers to discover. With the support of major carriers like Qatar Airways which has invested additional capacity, we are confident that Sri Lanka can achieve the target of 2.5 million tourists this year.”Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777-300ER features 412 seats, 24 in business class and 388 in the economy. The new Sri Lankan service will depart Doha daily at 1850 and arrive in Colombo at 0255. The return service would then leave at 0355 and land back in Doha at 0645.
RelatedLondon viewed by business tourists as a value-for-money cityEuropeans who have booked flights to London have found the British capital to be a value-for-money destination.UK could experience a rise in domestic flight passengersMore people could be booking cheap domestic flights within the UK instead of travelling abroad because of the economic downturn.UK holidaymakers still booking flights to Greece this summerUK holidaymakers still booking flights to Greece this summer More small businesses are booking flights within Europe despite the ongoing economic downturn.This is according to Visa Europe, which revealed that the number of transactions made on business credit cards issued by the company increased by ten per cent in June 2009 compared to the same month last year.A study of customers revealed that the number of payments to travel agents was increasing, while small businesses were shown to be budgeting more carefully for travel and accommodation costs.Editor of Business Travel Magazine Gill Upton said that she was not surprised by the rise in travel expenditure, despite the sector being widely reported as one of the worst hit by the recession.The difference between travelling for business and travelling for pleasure is [that] it’s not optional – you don’t do business and your company will go bust” she commented.”Businesses have to travel – there is only so much they can do by phone and video conference and the rest is done face to face.”ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
Las Vegas, Nevada – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineGulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650 has moved several steps closer to its anticipated certification later this year after completing tests of its fly-by-wire system, engine inlet compatibility and operation in hot weather, among other tests.As of Oct. 5, the four aircraft in the flight-test program had accumulated more than 2,077 hours on more than 626 flights.“On Sept. 15, we had five G650 aircraft in the air at once,” said Pres Henne, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. “Four of the aircraft were conducting flight-test activities, while the fifth aircraft completed a post-production test flight. The level of flight activity speaks to the maturity of the product at this point in the flight-test program. We are moving at a prudent pace toward our certification objective later this year. We are pleased by everything we see.” Gulfstream has now flown four production aircraft in preparation for induction into final-phase manufacturing, where the aircraft are outfitted and painted. Fourteen aircraft are in the production process.On the flight-test side, Aircraft Number 6005 completed certification ground tests for engine inlet compatibility, conducted for the first time by Gulfstream at the Eglin Air Force Base test facility in Florida. The aircraft utilized Eglin’s fan array to accurately provide the high-wind ground testing. Additionally, the aircraft completed certification ground tests for electromagnetic interference. Following ground testing, the aircraft successfully completed in-flight certification testing in both areas: engine inlet compatibility and electromagnetic interference.Aircraft Number 6004, the first Gulfstream test aircraft to have a fully outfitted interior, has conducted in-flight tests on the functionality of the G650’s next-generation flight management system, a fundamental part of the avionics, as well as completing extensive cabin system tests and interior acoustic noise surveys.The company completed the Federal Aviation Administration certification tests for hot-weather operations using Aircraft Number 6003, thereby demonstrating the capability to properly cool all of the avionics and electrical equipment under the most extreme conditions.The G650 offers the longest range at the fastest speed in its class. Powered by best-in-class Rolls-Royce BR725 engines, the business jet is capable of traveling 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km) at Mach 0.85 and has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925.Gulfstream announced the G650 program on March 13, 2008. On Sept. 29, 2009, the aircraft rolled out under its own power in front of a crowd of more than 7,000 people. It completed its first flight on Nov. 25, 2009, and remains on schedule for entry-into-service in 2012.www.gulfstream.com