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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Dog Leads Owner a Half Mile to Drowning Baby

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore A newly-adopted dog out for a walk, suddenly bolted, pulling his owner for a half mile down the street arriving at a baby on the ground who wasn’t breathing. The Florida woman then proceeded to revive the baby with CPR, while her frantic mother said the child had been drowning in the bath tub. It turns out the dog had been trained in child rescue but hadn’t passed the course, and was put up for adoption! Watch the incredible KVVU report below, or at Clip Syndicate… AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Intel Microprocessors Are Now All Conflict-Free

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreJust six months into his role as CEO of Intel, Brian Krzanich announced today that the electronics giant hit a momentous goal in the world of corporate social responsibility: Starting right now, every microprocessor that Intel ships will be made entirely with conflict-free minerals.Every piece of tantalum, tungsten, gold, and tin found in the microprocessors will come from smelters that only source minerals mined outside armed conflict zones like in the Democratic Republic of Congo.(READ the article from Fast CoExist)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Exports to fall in 2009, warns WTO director general

first_imgSuch an agreement would have paved the way for the complex process of turning guidelines into legally binding obligations – or “scheduling as we call it in our jargon,” he told reporters.”Today, we find ourselves in the midst of a financial crisis and a global economic recession of unknown proportions. Some are already beginning to regret the opportunity they lost last year to conclude the Doha deal. Global output and trade plummeted in the final months of 2008, and global growth in 2009 is expected to fall further. “Of particular note is the World Bank’s forecast of a drop in global export volumes of two percent in 2009, the first decline since 1982. Developing countries – who are most in need of economic growth – will be particularly badly hit, with their export opportunities fading because of the recession in high-income countries, the shortage in export credits, and the rising cost of export insurance. This, coupled with reduced foreign direct investment, reduced remittances from migrant workers abroad, and further falls in commodity prices, is likely to be a serious strain on many of their economies,” he says.This means that the WTO, rather than creating new trading opportunities now finds itself struggling to preserve the status-quo, he said.”There’s also the engagement at the political level,” he added. “That’s been stalled in part because of this transition period in the United States. But what was significant last year at the same time these concerns were being raised, was that the combined leadership of the G20 committed very strongly to the importance of concluding the Round. It’s that momentum that we’ve got to build into the London summit. It’s that momentum obviously that we’ve got to engage the new US President in as well.”last_img read more

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CARSON SAYS TRANSPORT SUMMIT MUST DELIVER INVESTMENT IN D&G ROAD AND RAIL NETWORKS

first_img“It simply isn’t on.  While I accept that many roads fall under the remit of local authorities, the reality is that Councils are cash strapped, thanks to under investment from this SNP Government, and are unable to provide the required level of investment needed to bring our roads back up to a satisfactory standard. “We need a report on the economic and strategic impact of dualling the whole of the A75.  The impact of doing nothing will have a detrimental effect on communities the length and breadth of the A75, including Stranraer – the forgotten Gateway to Scotland. “I would be delighted to see further upgrades to the A75, A77 and A76 and a report into a new link from Dumfries to the M74, however I appeal to Mr Yousaf not to forget the people of Galloway and West Dumfries. “There is no shortage of ideas or ambition for transport and infrastructure improvements in Dumfries and Galloway. “The people of Dumfries and Galloway expect the SNP to stick to their pre-election pledge of more investment in the A75. “On Monday 22nd August, Humza Yousaf has the opportunity to come to Dumfries and deliver something substantial.  I am happy to work with anyone who appreciates the needs of our region and wants to realise its potential.  Investment in our region’s road and rail networks has been long-awaited and I hope the people of Galloway and West Dumfries are not let down. “Only last week, a report by Audit Scotland put the region’s roads at the bottom of maintenance league tables with less than half the roads in an acceptable condition.center_img Speaking ahead of the meeting, Mr Carson said: “For too long, the people of this region have felt left out when it comes to investment in our transport and infrastructure. “While I welcome that a date has been set for this important summit, I hope that it will be more than just a talking shop and would appeal to the Minister for Transport and Islands, Humza Yousaf, not to come to Dumfries and Galloway empty handed. “The villages of Springholm and Crocketford have been relentlessly campaigning for a by-pass for many years, something I have wholeheartedly supported. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInGalloway and West Dumfries MSP, Finlay Carson, has welcomed the announcement that a transport summit will be in held on Monday 22nd August to discuss key concerns about transport and infrastructure in Dumfries and Galloway.last_img read more

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Rocky River’s One-Two Punch Runs All Over Fairview 53-13

first_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Related TopicsRocky River Pirates Matt Medleycenter_img Coverage for the season opener between neighboring rivals Rocky River and Fairview is sponsored by Floors2u. The Rocky River Pirates made a statement with their 53-13 dominant performance in the season opener against the Fairview Warriors: this team can run.Rather than go over how the score got to be a 53-13 blowout,  here are two names that football fans in Northeast Ohio should get to know: Dameon Crawford and Matt Popovich.The Pirates’ plan of attack from start to finish was to give the ball to its two workhorse running backs and it worked to perfection, as Fairview had no answer.The two juniors combined for 399 rushing yards on 30 carries.Crawford will receive the most praise, deservedly so, for his 244 yards and four rushing touchdowns, but Popovich was impressive in his ten carries, bulldozing his way for 155 yards.Both running backs played deep into the game, despite the fact that it was a blowout, but when Rocky River goes up against more elite opponents throughout the season, this one-two combination will be interesting to watch, as the Pirates look to make some noise in 2016 and got the season started with a bang.What’s even more promising for the Pirates is that both members of this two-headed monster graduate in 2018, a great sign of things to come in Rocky River.As great as those two were, junior quarterback Cam Blue showed off his mobility, as well, gaining 53 yards on six carries. He also completed 9-of-15 passes for 139 yards, throwing two touchdown passes and two interceptions.Even senior running back Michael Holian got in on the action in the fourth quarter, rushing for 23 yards on four carries and capping off the game with an 11-yard touchdown run.It may have been somewhat overlooked based on the explosive Rocky River offensive performance, but give credit to the Pirates’ defense, which held Fairview to only 13 points and 253 total yards on offense on the night.It’s only one game, but the Pirates could not have asked for much more out of Week 1 and after that performance, no team should take them lightly.Rocky River hits the road again next week, when the Pirates square off with Buckeye on Friday, Sep. 2 at 7 p.m.The Fairview Warriors play their first road game of the season against Vermillion and will look to bounce back from a forgettable home opener.This edition of NEO Sports Insiders high school football coverage is presented by Floors2u.last_img read more

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Hearts devise new strategy to sell shares throughout the country

first_imgHearts of Oak is stepping up efforts in selling shares to interested followers of the club across the country and other parts of the world with a new strategy.Shares are on sale at designated Barclays Bank branches across the country but the club have realized some interested fans in certain areas of the country are deprived due to the unavailability of Barclays bank branches so have decided to distribute forms through agents.The club’s support wing, the chapters committees scattered across the country are leading this innovative way of making these shares available to interested followers.The club is also making use of the internet for the club fans outside the country to acquire shares.last_img read more

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