There are one million app jobs in Europe right now and Apple

first_imgMORE THAN ONE million direct and indirect European jobs have been created by the growing app industry, according to a new report.The findings, from Vision Mobile, says that more than $16.5 billion (€12.3 billion) in revenue was generated this year, accounting for 19% of the revenue generated by the global app economy.It said that the number of direct European app economy jobs is up 26% from 2013 to 667,000.However, it warned that the app economy in Europe was growing much slower than Asia, which accounted for approximately three times the smartphone sales volume of Europe.It said that while developers were in a strong position to capture a large share of Western markets, they should extend their reach into fast-growing markets like China and India.Using the same findings, Apple also released its own EU update and claimed that 629,000 jobs were created or supported by Apple in Europe.It said that 497,000 jobs were directly attributable to the App Store – roughly half of the direct and indirect app economy jobs in Europe – and that $6.5 billion (€4.8 billion) in App Store income was earned by developers based in Europe.It said its Cork headquarters makes it the largest private employer in Ireland, where it employs 4,000 people and helps support another 2,500 positions in the local area like security, catering, recruitment and maintenance.The report also found that professional developers were more likely to work with iOS, with 43% of them prioritising it compared to 35% for Android.Previous research from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway and GigaOM research, released back in February, found that app developers in the EU made €17.5 billion in revenue in 2013, and estimated that this figure would increase to €63 billion in five years.Read: Apple and Samsung decide to call a patent truce, but only outside the US >Read: Samsung has been knocked off the top spot in China by a local smartphone maker >last_img read more

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Skalkos charged with indecency

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Colourful Sydney publisher Theo Skalkos is in legal hot water again, but those familiar with his insatiable appetite for courtroom stoushes will be expecting him to once again channel his inner-Houdini.Fairfax Media reported this week that Skalkos, 83, had been charged with committing an act of indecency with a teenager of unspecified sex. A former bankrupt, Skalkos is alleged to have engaged in the act with a 19-year-old at Mascot on February 4.Dubbed ‘Earthquake’ due to his thunderous presence in his company’s office, Skalkos has an uncanny knack of finding his way out of the gravest of legal difficulties.In another sex-related court matter dating back to 2003, Skalkos was accused of indecent assault in relation to a former employee. Skalkos ultimately made his getaway, unscathed – thanks to the talents of legendary barrister Jim Conomos, who convinced the magistrate the 35-year-old alleged victim had been motivated by greed.One of his most famous court losses dates back to the 1980s, when celebrated Australian Cypriot television producer and football entrepreneur Harry Michaels sued The Greek Herald for defamation and managed to extract $150k in damages from Skalkos after launching legal proceedings in NSW.To avoid similar payouts in other states, Skalkos changed the name of the paper to the Hellenic Herald. In 2012, Skalkos yet again faced court on firearm charges after allegedly levelling a double-barrelled shotgun at a tradesman chasing him for almost $25, 000 in unpaid work performed on his Mascot office. Skalkos allegedly ripped up an invoice presented to him by plumber James Hasapis, telling him, “if you come back I will cut off your legs”.In Waverley Local Court, Magistrate Jacqueline Milledge found Skalkos “probably” did assault Hasapis, but it had not been established, beyond reasonable doubt, and because the accused was “a person of otherwise excellent good character”, she wasn’t satisfied he committed the offence. In separate charges Skalkos was convicted and fined $1,200 with $81 court costs on the firearms charge of failing to keep the shotgun and ammunition secure after pleading guilty.Skalkos pleaded not guilty to the latest charge laid against him in a Sydney court on Monday and will reappear on September 14.last_img read more

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LAfrique du Sud veut miser sur lénergie éolienne

first_imgL’Afrique du Sud veut miser sur l’énergie éolienneL’Afrique du Sud vient tout juste de dévoiler son atlas des vents qui recense les principaux endroits propices à l’installation de fermes éoliennes. Le pays espère ainsi attirer les investisseurs et réduire la part du charbon dans son alimentation électrique.L’éolien a le vent en poupe ces dernières années. Alors que de plus en plus de pays veulent miser sur les énergies renouvelables, c’est au tour de l’Afrique du Sud de vouloir réduire sa dépendance au charbon. Le pays a en effet créé son premier atlas des vents sur lequel apparaissent les principaux endroits destinés à accueillir l’installation de fermes éoliennes. Un projet qui fait partie d’une politique d’encouragement des énergies renouvelables et va permettre à l’Afrique du Sud d’attirer les investisseurs. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La vice-ministre de l’Energie Barbara Thompson explique : “c’est une opportunité pour les investisseurs. C’est une occasion pour eux d’investir dans notre économie verte.” Financée par le programme de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour le développement éolien local et l’ambassade du Danemark, la réalisation de l’atlas a coûté pas moins de 22 millions de rands soit 2,3 millions d’euros. Il couvre ainsi les trois provinces côtières du Cap (septentrional, occidental et oriental), sur les façades ouest et sud du pays.”Il y a un bon potentiel dans de vastes régions de l’Afrique du Sud. Il est totalement inexploité”, a indiqué Jens Carsten Hansen, spécialiste de l’éolien à l’Université technique du Danemark cité par l’AFP. Le gouvernement sud-africain a mis en place un nouvel appel d’offres (le second) destiné aux producteurs d’énergie éolienne privés afin de renforcer le réseau électrique de la compagnie publique Eskom qui a du mal à contenir la croissance de la demande. A terme, le pays souhaite ramener de 90 à 65% la part du charbon dans son alimentation électrique d’ici 2030.Le 16 mars 2012 à 20:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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US stocks stage big rally erase 600 point drop in Dow

first_imgWall Street staged a swift, last-minute turnaround Thursday that rescued stocks from a steep dive and put the market on track to end a topsy-turvy, volatile week with a gain.The comeback reversed a 611 point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq eked out modest gains after having been down 2.8 and 3.3 percent, respectively.Thursday’s sharp swing in stocks followed their best day in 10 years. Even so, the market remains headed for what could be its steepest annual loss since the financial crisis.The market’s sharp downturn that began in October has intensified this month, erasing all of its 2018 gains and nudging the S&P 500 closer to its worst year since 2008. Even with the two-day winning streak, the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq are all down more than 9 percent for the month and stocks are on track for their worst December since 1931.“There are reasons we should be volatile, including a lot of unknowns as we head into 2019, starting with tariffs,” said JJ Kinahan, chief markets strategist for TD Ameritrade, noting that below-average trading volume this time of year is also contributing to the market’s volatility this week.last_img read more

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Westbound Sunrise Boulevard in Lauderhill closed due to paint spill

first_imgLAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – A portion of Sunrise Boulevard has been closed due to a paint spill, Thursday.Officers closed the westbound lanes of Sunrise Boulevard between Northwest 31st Street and 34th Avenue. #Traffic Alert. Westbound Sunrise Blvd between NW 31 Ave & NW 34 Ave closed due to Truck that dumped paint all over roadway. In front of SWAP Shop @TotalTrafficMIA #BreakingNews @LauderhillFDPIO @LPDPIO pic.twitter.com/TXfMw4qoej— LauderhillFDOpsChief (@LHFireOPSChief) December 14, 2017Police said a car collided with a tractor trailer that was carrying commercial-grade paint, causing it to spill onto the street.The lanes were closed as crews cleaned the mess, but they have since reopened.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Michigan Looks to Economic Study to Help Grow Defense Presence

first_imgA study sponsored by the Michigan Defense Center is expected to shape state efforts to preserve its Army and Air National Guard facilities following a future BRAC round as well as to attract new missions.DOD accounts for an estimated $8 billion in annual spending in Michigan, an impact the center would like to grow. About 67 of Michigan’s 83 counties are a place of business under at least one defense contract, said Sean Carlson, the agency’s executive director.The $400,000 study — being prepared by Matrix Design Group — should provide officials an understanding of what military activities would best fit the state’s industries and workforce, reported Crain’s Detroit Business. The study should be completed within several weeks.The military has a significant amount of excess infrastructure and needs to find ways to cut spending on its infrastructure.“It stands to reason that you can’t afford to keep everything you have open, so there is a lot of pressure to make base operations dollars stretch further,” said Sal Nodjomian, executive vice president at Matrix and program manager for the study. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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New Study Reveals Human Trafficking Indicators

first_imgMike EmeryRebecca Pfeffer, assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Houston- Downtown, partnered up with the Houston Police Department to help officers spot human trafficking cases versus prostitution.A new study has been released that could help Houston police officers better identify human trafficking in the city.The research analyzed almost 1,500 prostitution cases from 2014 to find key factors that aligned with human trafficking.Rebecca Pfeffer, assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Houston-Downtown, partnered up with the Houston Police Department to help officers spot human trafficking cases versus prostitution.“They’ve been trained for so long to look at something that they’ve identified and called prostitution for so long that they can’t see the victimization behind some of those cases,” says Pfeffer.The most common indicators of human trafficking were victims under the age of 18, people who used coercion tactics, and depriving victims of alternatives.“So looking for things like that in the narrative of the police incident reports to see how many of these cases had these indicators,” says Pfeffer.HPD Deputy Larry Yium says the department is open to the study. And he says using evidence-based research helps provide a different perspective.“If we can reduce crime, or prevent crime and reduce victimization by changing some of our practices that’s very important just to society overall,” says Yium.The deputy said the department plans to implement recommendations from the study and take part in more human trafficking research in the future. 00:00 /01:12 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Sharelast_img read more

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Party Politics Texas Edition Ep 24 Redistricting Ruling Rodeo

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /17:41 Listen center_img Sam CravenSam Craven of Meyerland had hoped this AquaDam around his house would prevent flooding from Harvey. The dam helps against up to 30 inches of water. Craven’s house took on 5 feet.On this episode of Party Politics: Texas Edition, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus explain what’s happening in Texas, post-Hurricane Harvey:Houston’s tax hikeJudge Ed Emmett’s flood changesLt. Gov. Dan Patrick and the Texas GOP now support flood control infrastructureSenator Ted Cruz’s account liked something NSFW on TwitterThen, the profs talk about the Supreme Court’s blocking of the rule against Texas redistricting. By the way, don’t forget to check out our national episodes of Party Politics, too.Party Politics is produced by Dacia Clay, Edel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share Xlast_img read more

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Latest SpongeBob iOS game includes 9999 inapp purchase

first_imgAlthough SpongeBob SquarePants has fans of all ages, Nickelodeon clearly aims the character and anything he puts his name to at children. So it’s surprising to see just how much and how expensive the new SpongeBob iOS game turns out to be.Yesterday, Nickelodeon launched a new game on the App Store called SpongeBob Moves In. It costs $1.99 to purchase, which is fair enough, but then has in-app purchases ranging in price from $0.99 right up to $99.99. That’s right, you can spend $100 in one transaction in this game.The game sees you play out SpongeBob’s life and doing everything you’d expect SpongeBob to do while ensuring his home city expands and runs smoothly. Achieving the in-game goals requires currency though, which takes the form of both Jellyfish Jelly and Coins. These can be earned, but also purchased as an IAP.Nickelodeon has made it very clear when you first load the game that it’s possible to spend money when playing and that charges will appear on your iTunes account. However, it isn’t clear why they have included such expensive IAPs in what is essentially a game for kids.Jellyfish Jelly can be purchased for as little as $0.99, but that only gets you 25 jars. The amount you can acquire then goes up to the most expensive tier, which gets you 4,000 jars for $99.99. Purchasing coins isn’t much cheaper. Again, $0.99 gets you 100 coins, but you can spend as much as $49.99 buying 10,000 of them.Any parent buying this app for their kids to play would do well to ensure in-app purchases are disabled, otherwise they could find themselves with a very large bill spent on jelly and coins.last_img read more

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Computer chess created in 487 bytes breaks 32yearold record

first_imgIt doesn’t matter how far you go back in the relatively short history of video games, storage space and memory limits have always been an issue. Today’s games are concerned with texture sizes and making sure an entire game is capable of fitting on to a 50GB Blu-ray disc. However, early hardware limited games to just a few kilobytes of memory. But this week a very old record has been broken, and it involves the game of chess.The record for smallest computer implementation of chess on any platform was held by 1K ZX Chess, which saw a release back in 1983 for the Sinclair ZX81. It uses just 672 bytes of memory, and includes most chess rules as well as a computer component to play against. You can see the program listed in the February 1983 copy of Your Computer Magazine.The record held by 1K ZX Chess for the past 32 years has just been beaten this week, however, by the demoscene group Red Sector Inc. They have implemented a fully-playable version of chess called BootChess in just 487 bytes. A video of BootChess in action can be watched below:It’s not much to look at as you’d expect, but it’s an impressive feat of assembly coding nonetheless. It’s equally impressive that it’s a multi-format game, capable of running on Windows, Linux, OS X, and BSD due to the way in which it was implemented.It seems unlikely BootChess will be beaten any time soon, and it could in fact hold the record for as long as 1K ZX Chess has. That is, of course, unless someone spots an optimization when reviewing the BootChess code.last_img read more

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Colin Lonzo should keep starting when Rondo returns

first_imgRajon Rondo was named starting point guard for the Lakers before the season started, partly because LeBron respects his Basketball IQ and ability to effectively run a team, but also because Lonzo Ball is fresh off a knee injury that limited his offseason and has been playing catch up as the season gets underway.With Rondo serving the first of a three game suspension because of his fight with Chris Paul, Lonzo started against Phoenix in the Lakers first win of the season last night, and based on what he saw, Colin thinks he should remain the starting point guard even when Rondo gets back.The Suns are awful, but it gave them a blueprint of a style of play that can win with. Lonzo is better suited for the breakneck pace L.A. played last night in scoring 131 points to beat the Suns, and will have to play all year, to make up for their lack of three-point shooting. Rondo is a high assist total guy, but is notorious for pounding the ball into the floor and won’t get the ball up the floor like Lonzo will.Watch Colin explain why Luke Walton should stick with Lonzo, even when Rondo returns.Even when Rajon Rondo returns from suspension, Lonzo Ball should be starting for the Lakers pic.twitter.com/CM5tmZEQ0m— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 25, 2018last_img read more

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Goodbye Car Wash Nissan Develops SelfCleaning Car

first_img 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Unless you’re a kid, and get to sit back with snacks while you’re chauffeured through all the bubbles and steam, going to the car wash can kind of suck.Luckily, thanks to Nissan, car washes may soon be a thing of the past: The Yokohama, Japan-based car company is developing “the first ‘self-cleaning’ car prototype.”While it’s a sci-fi headline, the reality is slightly less dramatic. (There are no robots involved.) Instead, Nissan is developing a high-tech paint job, one that repels mud, rain, spray, frost, sleet, standing water and everyday dirt. The company predicts that the paint means “drivers may never have to clean their car again.”The nano-paint technology has been applied to all-new European market Nissan Note, the company said.For now, Nissan doesn’t have plans to offer the self-cleaning paint on production models. The ‘self-cleaning’ car will instead be tested in Europe over the next few months.Check out Nissan’s nano-paint in action below. Related: Forget Smartphones and Watches. Are iCars and iCardio Monitors in Apple’s Future? Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now April 25, 2014last_img read more

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first_imgShimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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It was featured at Konica Minolta’s booth at RSNA 2010.Aero DR is lightweight (6.6 lbs.) and incorporates an extended-life battery with a short cycle charge. It features a cesium iodide (CsI) scintillator for low-dose, high-resolution imaging. The flat panel detector’s dimensions, 14-inches by 17-inches, allow it to fit into an existing wall-stand or table bucky tray without modification. The wireless system’s imaging console has a new, simple, user-friendly design and can share an operation with other Konica Minolta Regius computed radiography (CR) systems.Aero DR provides either a full room radiography solution or a universal fit solution for converting existing analog rooms to digital. It is pending FDA 510(k) clearance.For more information: www.medical.konicaminolta.us FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read morelast_img read more

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Egypt 3 Christians sentenced for killing a Muslim

first_imgSamaan Youssef, one of the Christians’ lawyers in the case told The Associated Press that the prosecution failed to identify any of the suspects in the killing of Christians because local witnesses were afraid to speak out and possibly provoke revenge attacks and renewed violence.The violence later spread to the doorsteps of the country’s main Coptic Cathedral after funerals for the Christian victims. An angry mob of Muslims threw firebombs and rocks at the church forcing a group of Christians, who attempted to march against the government, back into the church.The violence left two dead, including one Christian. Reports at the scene said few police were present.Iskandar Samir, another lawyer and relative of some of the defendants, said he would appeal the verdict. He described it as the “continuation of a series of sectarian rulings,” adding that few Muslims are ever held responsible for violence against Christians.Ishaq Ibrahim, a researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, said investigations into the attack on the cathedral were never completed and no one stands charged. He lamented what he called selective justice in the case.“This opens the door for more sectarian strife,” he said. “The prosecution neglected the investigation.” 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean In its ruling, the criminal court of Qalubiya province sentenced one Christian man, Hani Farouk Awad, to life imprisonment and two others to 15 years for the killing of a Muslim resident of Khosoos, where the violence took place. Nine Muslims were sentenced to up to five years for vandalizing Christian properties while 32 were acquitted, the official said.He was speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.Egypt’s Christians, who make up about 10 percent of the country’s population, have long complained of discrimination and sectarian strife _ usually fueled by hate speech from religious extremists, attempts to build new houses of worship or interfaith love affairs.The sense of fear was heightened when Islamists rose to power following the 2011 uprising that ousted longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. The Khosoos dispute was the worst violence during the one-year rule of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, who was removed in a popularly backed coup in July.The fight started when young Muslims drew inflammatory symbols on an Islamic school and the vandalism was blamed on local Christians.Two defense lawyers in the case said a cleric of the local mosque urged revenge for the death of the Muslim man, leading to three consecutive days of violence that also saw a church attacked and private shops and homes of Christians looted and burned. Assailants doused one of the Christians with gasoline and set him on fire. They contend that only two Christians were convicted in the case. The difference with the court’s number of convicted could not be reconciled. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Both the two lawyers and Ibrahim said one of those acquitted has been dead for five years, “raising questions about the prosecution’s handling of the case.”With hundreds of people killed in the past three years of turmoil, rights groups have criticized prosecutors and police for weak evidence collection and shoddy prosecution. The groups say the weak process perpetuates a culture of impunity.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies CAIRO (AP) – An Egyptian criminal court convicted three Christians Saturday of killing a Muslim man, a judicial official and the state news agency said, in a dispute that that left nine people dead in some of this year’s worst sectarian violence.Six Christians died in the clashes, which took place in a small town just outside Cairo in April, but no one was arrested or convicted for their killings, lawyers said. Comments   Share   The vital role family plays in society Sponsored Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more

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Cathay Pacific group enters new era with rebranding of Dragonair

first_imgCathay Pacific group enters new era with rebranding of DragonairThe Cathay Pacific Group today announced a new era of growth and opportunity for its two airlines. Cathay Pacific’s wholly owned sister airline Dragonair is to be rebranded as Cathay Dragon. The two will remain as separate airlines, operating under their own licences.By more closely aligning the two brands, this rebranding will capitalise on Cathay Pacific’s high international brand recognition and leverage on Cathay Dragon’s unique connectivity into Mainland China – one of the world’s fastest-growing business and leisure travel markets. The airlines’ customers will benefit from greater convenience and a more seamless travel experience.Since Dragonair became a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific in 2006, it has added 23 new destinations and the number of passengers travelling across both carriers has grown five times to more than 7 million in 2015. The combined annual passenger number of the two airlines grew from 22 million to more than 34 million last year.This spectacular growth has been made possible by the Cathay Pacific Group’s efforts to channel international passengers to and from Mainland China, regional and long-haul markets through Hong Kong International Airport.Cathay Pacific’s Chief Executive Ivan Chu said: “We are very proud of what we have achieved together. Cathay Dragon is a brand that will be recognisably part of the Cathay Pacific Group for our customers from different parts of the world. The rebranding will enable us to capture the fast-growing passenger flows across the two carriers by creating a more seamless travel experience.“We are building on what is a true Hong Kong success story that has made our city a leading international aviation hub and gateway to and from Mainland China markets. This rebranding will sharpen our competitive edge by offering an attractive Cathay-led brand package that carries the assurance of a consistently high-quality customer experience.”The rebranding will see a new livery created for Cathay Dragon that features a Cathay-style brushwing logo. This livery will appear for the first time on one of Cathay Dragon’s Airbus A330-300 aircraft in April and will be progressively introduced to the rest of the airline’s fleet.Cathay Dragon’s Chief Executive Officer Algernon Yau said: “We can assure our customers that Cathay Dragon will continue to provide the same high level of products and services that made us a four-time winner of the World’s Best Regional Airline award. We will have the same dedicated team continuing to offer their friendly and caring service style. We will also continue to build on our experience and understanding of what our passengers like and treasure, such as speciality Chinese and Asian dishes as well as popular local Hong Kong snacks.” Cathay DragonSource = Cathay Pacificlast_img read more

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THAI Smile celebrates its 7th anniversary

first_imgTHAI Smile celebrated its 7th anniversary by delivering smiles and surprises to all customers with a special menu crafted by S&P, the leading Thai foods and bakeries. Presented in the form of ‘Afternoon Tea Party’ under the theme of ‘Smile in Wonderland’, S&P has created a variety of bakeries, served with the finest tea to build up a festive atmosphere filled with fun and classic in the Wonderland theme in various designed packaging. It is ready to serve such exclusive menu for all passengers through seven days during July 7-13 this year. This is to highlight its full service that the airline is committed to offering and developing a service superior to its rivals. THAI Smile also announces its solid step into the 8th year of operation by continuing the development of its services. Recently, THAI Smile has won the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2019 Best Airline in Thailand and Travellers’ Choice Regional Airline – Asia, for the third consecutive year.Charita Leelayudth, Acting Chief Executive Officer, THAI Smile Airways Co Ltd revealed, “Over the past seven years, THAI Smile had changed its service strategies in various dimensions to meet the needs of travellers, with the goal of being a leading full-service airline in the region. The service is excellent, coupled with the value for money, to meet the needs of short-haul commuters, but at the same time, it also provides maximum comfort for passengers who require excellent services. On the occasion of stepping into the 8th year of services, passengers will see change in our way to create customers’ satisfaction and boost up the existing services to be even better. With all adjustments and additional developments, THAI Smile will take into account the demand of passengers and deliver an experience beyond their expectations. Moreover, THAI Smile prompts to collaborate with the Thai Airways International, a parent company, to develop strategies, sales and marketing plan together in order to deliver seamless services to all passengers of both Thai Airways and THAI Smile.”Nednapang Teeravas, Chief Customer Service Officer, THAI Smile Airways Co Ltd added, “On the occasion of the 7th anniversary on the July 7 and entering the 8th year of service, like every year, THAI Smile will impress and surprise passengers with excellence services. This time, we work together with partner like S&P, the leading Thai food and bakeries, to tailor the exclusive menus. In addition, it is the first time to present the Afternoon Tea Party in the theme of Smile in Wonderland. The menu includes a variety of bakeries such as Berry Fairy Cake, Banoffee Fairy Cake, Strawberry Cocoa Mousse and Yuzu Mango Mousse. Each of them is paired up with a selection of the finest hot tea from Boon Rawd Farm. Moreover, the exclusive ingredients of bakeries have been selected from the royal project and also the classic packaging designs was created from the wonderland theme. The special services will deliver happiness to passengers with the festive atmosphere that is full of fun, blended with the classic in a wonderland vibe where THAI Smile is ready to serve these menus to all passenger and all flights throughout seven days during July 7–13, 2019.Passengers in the premium economy class (Smile Plus) and economy class (Smile Class) for India routes only will enjoy the following menu (Vegan) Strawberry Cocoa Mousse, a strong mousse flavour of dark chocolate combined with the sweet and sour taste of strawberries. The bottom layer is filled with crumbles to add a crispy texture to the dessert served with Earl Gray tea. Yuzu Mango Mousse, a refreshing Yuzu orange mousse, contains the sweet and sour taste of passion fruit and mango, a bottom layer of crumbles adding a crispy texture to the dessert served with English breakfast tea.The pair of tea and bakery will be served to all passengers on all flights, both domestic and international routes during July 7-13, except for the following flights – WE011, WE051, WE177, WE419 / 420, WE426, WE609 or until the product runs out of stock.last_img read more

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first_imgJuly 8, 2013This coming Saturday we welcome back FLAM CHEN has innovated the world of circus and theatre for nearly 2 decades. Our love of Arcosanti and our connection to the principles the built it make our premier shows in the vaults a night to remember![photo: Flam Chen at Arcosanti in 2005, courtesy Flam Chen]The evenings entertainment will begin in the Colly Soleri Amphitheater at 8 pm with African drumming group Planet Djembe and the dance company Mamaxe’ Dance Collective.Caribbean Technology will begin at appx 9 pm in the Vaults and will be followed up with a stellar dance party in the Vaults with The performance is on Saturday July 13. 2013, 8 pm. $20 general admission.Dinner is at 6pm, menu:– Arroz Caldoso de Camarones (Shrimp soupy rice) or Spiced Rice with Tempe, served with diced avocado, green onions and lime.– Pandebono (gluten free cheese buns)– Caribbean yams, potatoes and black eyed peas salad– Green salad – Orange flavored flanFor reservations, please call 928.632.7135For more information see flamchen or call 480-206-8228.[photo: Flam Chen at Arcosanti in 2009, by Tomiaki Tamura]Here is a collection of wonderful photos from Flam Chen’s 2011 ‘ELECTROPOLIS’ performance at Arcosanti, courtesy James Horecka, Arcvhitect, AIA. You can see photos from Flam Chen’s 2012 ‘RITES OV SPRING’ performance at Arcosanti with the following links.Flam Chen 2012-1Flam Chen 2012-2 Flam Chen 2012-3last_img read more

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