Shearings adds free wi-fi

first_imgAs part of the operators ongoing vehicle enhancement programme, Shearings Holidays has now launched free on-board wi-fi on all of its branded coaches.Jane Atkins, Managing Director at Shearings Holidays says: “We are always looking for ways to improve and update our holiday experience and this is a great addition to our branded fleet.“We know our customers are tech savvy and like to stay in touch while away and this is now easier than ever before.”last_img

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The Grateful Dead Shows Broke The Record For Largest Pay-Per-View Audience

first_imgWith 71,000 people in attendance, the final Grateful Dead show easily broke the attendance record at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. In fact, each day surpassed the last, with more and more people getting in to witness the magic.Grateful Dead Conclude Anniversary Celebration With Emotional ‘Fare Thee Well’As the shows were webcast on a variety of different sources, including the first-ever live concert streamed by YouTube, fans had no shortage of options for finding a way to experience the music.In an interview with Mashable, Nate Parienti, president of Live Alliance, said, “We believe it’s already the largest online music pay-per-view event, once all the numbers are in it’ll be the largest music pay-per-view in history.”They estimated that 175,000 people paid to watch the shows, which doesn’t account for a whole plethora of factors, including multiple people viewing the same stream, and all of the live simulcast options, like viewing parties at venues and movie theaters nationwide.30 Photos That Perfectly Capture The Magic Of The Grateful Dead’s Final Fare Thee Well ShowsThe production of the shows was simply phenomenal, with 18 cameras in total, including one on a blimp and another wired over the field. There were TV trucks, satellite dishes and more, all to share the Dead’s music.The 175,000 figure alone broke the record for most PPV streams purchased for one event… once the cable/satellite figures are added, there’s no telling how high that number will climb.last_img read more

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Twin fools NASA at brother’s launch on 1-year flight

first_imgCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Astronaut Scott Kelly’s identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission.NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told Kelly on Monday that he almost had a heart attack when his brother showed up launch morning without his usual mustache late last week.“He fooled all of us,” Bolden said. Mark Kelly’s mustache was “the only way I can tell you two apart.”Mark, a former space shuttle commander, was still clean shaven as of Monday afternoon, as he chatted with Bolden about the unprecedented medical experiments planned on the twins over the coming year. Doctors want to see how the space twin’s body compares with his genetic double on the ground.Scott Kelly arrived at the International Space Station on Friday night following a launch from Kazakhstan. He will remain on board until next March, as will Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko.It will be NASA’s longest spaceflight ever.“It’s like coming to my old home,” said Kelly, who spent five months at the space station in 2010-2011.The White House, meanwhile, sent congratulations Monday.President Barack Obama’s science adviser, John Holdren, wished Kelly, Kornienko and the rest of the crew the best of luck and noted that the yearlong mission is an important milestone on the path to sending humans to Mars in the mid-2030s.“You guys are all heroes up there, and we’re depending on you,” Holdren said in a phone hookup.Mark Kelly, meanwhile, paid tribute to the brothers’ father, who stayed behind in Houston for last week’s launch. Richard Kelly, a retired and widowed police officer, is the only parent to endure a child’s rocket launch so many times — eight between the two.“He’s been a trouper,” Mark said.Online:NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/content/one-year-crew/last_img read more

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