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Rabat Council Approves Extension of Tramway Line 2 by 23 km

Rabat – The City Council of Rabat, the capital city of Morocco, approved the extension of line 2 of the Rabat-Salé tramway by 2.3 kilometers on the side of Akarrin neighborhood.During its recent regular session held last Thursday, the City Council approved unanimously the project aimed at extending Line 2 of the tramway, connecting the neighborhoods of Bettana in Sale and Akkarin in Rabat.This line of the tramway network will also be extended on the side of Akkarin neighborhood (Moulay Youssef Hospital) to reach the intersection of boulevards of Assalam and El Kifah. The line will cover a distance of 2.3 kilometers, with four stations located approximately 500 meters apart. In addition to Rabat and Casablanca, studies are underway for the implementation of Tramway lines in the northern city of Tangiers.The project is likely to connect neighborhoods with a high concentration of population and industrial areas in Tangiers and its surroundings. read more

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Its hoop time — tickets for Saturdays home opener are going fast

Expect the Bob Davis Gym to be standing room only on Saturday (Nov 12) when the Brock men’s and women’s basketball teams launch the 2016-17 season with home openers against the University of Toronto.The women play at 6 pm, while the men go at 8.Both the men’s team, which starts the season ranked #7 in Canada, and the women’s squad are deeper than they were a year ago and are very entertaining to watch.Brock fans pride themselves on being the best in Canada, and the home openers have been sell-outs for the last two years. Last season Brock had two of the top three basketball crowds in Canada.This year’s campaign is being greeted with excitement and anticipation after a 2015-16 season in which the teams delighted large crowds, including two historic and electrifying game events in the Meridian Centre in downtown St Catharines that drew more than 2,500 people each night.Tickets for Saturday’s games can be purchased at the Walker Complex welcome desk or by calling 905-688-5550 x4060. Adult tickets are $10 and youth and seniors $5. Brock students can pick up a free ticket at the welcome desk by producing their student ID. read more

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Thesis defences — Dec 4 to 8

The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from Dec. 4 to 8.All are open for the University community to attend.Geography MA thesis defence Geography student Andrew McCartan will defend the thesis, “Glasgow’s Queer Battleground” on Monday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. in WH 147.The examination committee includes Angela Book, Chair; Linda Peake, External Examiner (York University); Catharine Nash, Supervisor; Ebru Ustandag, Graduate Program Director; and Phil Mackintosh, Committee Member. Psychology MA thesis defencePsychology student Bradey Alcock will defend the thesis, “Navigating the Complex Interactions between Pre-Injury Characteristics and Post-Injury Outcomes Following Mild Head Injury: Does Trait Mindfulness Play a Role?” on Friday, Dec. 8 at 9 a.m. in PL 600 F.The examination committee includes Adya Tekok-Kilic, Chair; Alexandra J. Fiocco, External Examiner (Ryerson University); Dawn Good, Supervisor; and Karen Arnell and Kathy Belicki, Committee Members. read more

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Duchess of Sussex visit leads to first international donations for sex workers

Until recently the Bristol-based project One25 had been a little-known charity quietly trying to improve the lives of vulnerable sex workers.But now, following a visit by the Duchess of Sussex, it has found fame across the world, even receiving its first ever donations from overseas.In an example of what is being called ‘the Meghan effect’ the charity has been sent hundreds of pounds from donors in the US, New Zealand and Jamaica. Donations have also come in from Switzerland and Canada.Photographs of the Duchess touring the project – and writing messages of support for the sex workers on bananas included in food parcels for them – were seen around the world, leading to One25’s website receiving a surge in visits, with thousands more logging on to read about their work.As a result of media coverage of the Duchess’s visit others also sent in items for distribution to sex-workers operating on the street, such as umbrellas, socks and glovesAnna Smith, the charity’s chief executive, said: “The upsurge in interest in our work as a result of Meghan’s visit has been incredible. We’ve had our first donations from overseas. There’s been lots of interest from America, but also from other countries.” The Duchess, who visited the charity alongside Prince Harry to see for herself its work in trying to help women break free from sex work, homelessness and addiction, decided she wanted to send a personal, handwritten message to those in need. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet with CEO Anna Smith during their visit to One25, a charity specialising in helping women to break free from street sex work and addiction The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet with CEO Anna Smith during their visit to One25, a charity specialising in helping women to break free from street sex work and addictionCredit:Toby  Melville/PA During a tour of the kitchen at One25, she asked for a felt tipped pen to draw hearts and notes, including the words: “You are strong”, “You are loved”, “You are brave”, “You are special”.As the Royal couple were shown the food bags being prepared, the Duchess said: “Oh actually do you have a Sharpie marker? I have an idea.“I saw this project this woman had started somewhere in the States on a school lunch programme. On each of the bananas she wrote an affirmation, to make the kids feel really, like, empowered. It was the most incredible idea – this small gesture.”The fruit was turned into banana bread included in a food parcel for sex workers and subsequently delivered by van, along with blankets, condoms, hot water bottles and advice from the charity’s experts, to women on the streets.Ms Smith said the women who received the banana bread, along with photographs of the Duchess’s messages, had been deeply touched by her gesture.“One said it was just so lovely to be thought of in that way,” she said. “Our service users were so happy at the idea that she had visited the project.”Ms Smith said the Royal visit had highlighted the work of the charity, which operates on an annual turnover of £1.2 million. in trying to encourage and help women women trapped in street sex work to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction. 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. The Duchess’s interest in an unfashionable cause such as sex work has been likened to visits made by Prince Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, to people with HIV and AIDS, at a time when they were still being shunned by parts of wider society.Ms Smith said: “The plight of our women is often misunderstood, and they are stigmatised and hidden from the world. The way the Duchess carried out her visit made a huge difference to the way our work is seen.”Following the visit one former sex worker called Sam, who now volunteers at One25, said: “By being there in a non-judgmental, loving way you all made me see I could be more – and for that I will always be eternally grateful!” read more

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Poland and Spain at the final in Gdansk

← Previous Story DHB Super Cup: Germany and Slovenia for the trophy Next Story → PHOTO OF THE DAY: Resin-free ball writes new history Poland and Spain will play at the Final of the “Four nations” tournament in Gdansk. The city which will host the Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in two months, cheered for an easy win of home team boys over Russia 27:21 (14:9), while in the second match Spain outplayed Sweden 32:27.Poland – Russia 27:21 (14:9)Poland: Szmal – Bielecki 5, Daszek 5/1, Krajewski 4/3, Przybylski 3, Masłowski 3, M.Jurecki 2, B.Jurecki 2, Wiśniewski 1, Konitz 1, Gębala 1, Grabarczyk, Gliński, Orzechowski.Russia: Bogdanow, Kirejew – Gorbok 5, Żytnikow 4, Atman 4, Kalarasz 3, Szelmienko 2, Dibirow 1, Soroka 1/1, Sziszkariew 1, Woronin, Archibasow, Nasyrow, Daszko, Waliullin, Celiszczew.Sweden – Spain 27:32 (15:16)Sweden: Palicka, Persson – Petersen 5, Kallman 5, Ekberg 3, Stenmalm 3, Mindegia 3, Nilsson 3, Kornadsson 2, Ostlund 2, Jakobsson 2, Cederholm 1, Halen 1 Mansson, Lindskog, Darj.Spain: Perez de Vargas, Corrales – Baena 8, Del Arco 5, Arino 4, Rodriguez 3, Maqueda 3, Guardiola 2, Fernandez 2, Cabanas 1, Dujszebajew 1 Ruiz, Goni, Morros. Gdansk handball read more

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Zacharoudes jailed for money theft

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Account Demetres Kyriacos Zacharoudes has been jailed for stealing over $1 million from his employer.The Adelaide District Court sentenced Zacharoudes to two years and three months imprisonment, with a one year non-parole term, after he pleaded guilty on five of twenty-seven charges of deception. Zacharoudes, who was responsible for reconciling payments made on motor charge cards to determine reimbursement, falsified reports and siphoned a total of $1,024,144.76 from employer EPAC Salary Solutions.The National Australia Bank noticed that money was being redirected into the accountant’s personal account and another in the name of his parents, who acted as trustees. The defence argued that Zacharoudes was under a great deal of stress, working up to 50 hours per week. They went on to say that the theft was not motivated by greed; initially, it was the result of an innocent mistake that continued as he felt undervalued.However, the court did not agree. “Given your financial acumen, I find that to be an unconvincing argument,” Judge Smith said. The crimes were described as devious, cunning and gravely serious, and would not be considered as sudden or isolated acts.Despite Zacharoudes personal health problems and his mother’s dependence on him due to ill-health, the judge was adamant on the penalty of imprisonment. Source: ABClast_img read more

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Ilias Psinakis announced his bid to stand as a candidate in the

first_imgMarathon Mayor Ilias Psinakis, one of the most flamboyant politicians in local government, has just announced his candidacy for the European Elections due to take place in May.In recent days, a clock marked “Citizens, it’ll break out at any moment”, had been counting down to the announcement before today’s news of his bid to enter the European Parliament.A statement signed by Mr Psinakis announced his decision to stand as a candidate in the next European elections.“Europe is very special  for Greece because the government (and every government of each EU member state) follows European legislation. Unavoidably and without exception. It is the ‘wallet’ and the opportunities that bring development and prosperity. Greece, over the last 20 years ‘lives’ on the money it receives from Europe,” stated the media release announcing his candidacy.READ MORE: Lucrative incentives for EU Parliamentarians“Citizens are not a party, nor a movement, nor a faction. It is an initiative that was asked of us from citizens and Brussels, so that the opportunity can finally be given to those who want and can take the situation into their hands and so that our Country can have an excellent and consistent representation.”He said that the time had come for the country to demand all that it hadn’t sought over the years to bring money and jobs to the country.“All citizens want is to give a chance to young people and to those who feel young – who aren’t politicians – to show what they are worth and what they can do for Greece. To be where we should be for Greece, when we should be and the way we should be,” said the statement.READ MORE:Municipalities can’t go bankrupt“Our citizens don’t care what political ideology you have, what team you support and what you do in your bed. To our citizens we are all equal. Only one thing matters to us. To make full use of the opportunities that Europe gives us.”He told those who want promises should go to parties. “Only one WILL is allowed. ‘YOU WILL RESPECT”.Should he be successful, Mr Psinakis will be one of the most interesting parliamentarians to have crossed the threshold of the EP. The former fashion model also appeared on reality talent shows, such as TV Idol and Greece, You’ve Got Talent and was also the manager of stars like Sakis Rouvas before running for Mayor of Marathon.More recently, he faced controversy following the disastrous fires on 3 August, 2018, when the municipal council of Marathon unanimously passed a resolution characterising Mr Psinakis as “undesirable”, “incapable” and “extremely dangerous even to the physical health of the municipality’s citizens”, however refused to cave in to the demands for his resignation. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Facebook lance sa messagerie instantanée pour mobile

first_imgFacebook lance sa messagerie instantanée pour mobileMardi, Facebook a lancé sa messagerie instantanée destinée aux smartphones sur iOS et Android. Baptisée Facebook messenger, celle-ci n’est pour l’instant disponible qu’aux Etats-Unis, mais pourrait bientôt débarquer en France.Après Blackberry et son Blackberry Messenger, Apple et son iMessage, c’est au tour de Facebook de lancer sa messagerie instantanée pour smartphone. Baptisée Facebook Messenger, celle-ci permet aux utilisateurs sous iOS et Android, de chatter en direct ou en différé avec leurs amis ou leurs contacts qui n’ont pas de compte sur le réseau social, explique iGeneration. À lire aussiFacebook finance un projet qui traduit les pensées en phrases écritesUn service qui entend remplacer les SMS, alors que les messages passent via la connexion Internet et non par le forfait mobile. Par ailleurs, ils seraient également possible de joindre aux messages des photos ou encore des données de localisation. Néanmoins, il semblerait que Facebook Messenger ne soit pas encore disponible en France contrairement aux Etats-Unis qui peuvent déjà en bénéficier. Pour l’instant, on ignore donc encore quand les utilisateurs français auront accès à la messagerie instantanée. Le 10 août 2011 à 09:29 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Mozilla Firefox sur smartphones et tablettes

first_imgMozilla Firefox sur smartphones et tablettes ?Mozilla travaille à une version de Firefox Mobile pour Android. Elle est disponible en version de test, peu avancée pour le moment.Mozilla propose une nouvelle version de Firefox Mobile destinée aux possesseurs de smartphones utilisant le système d’exploitation de Google Android. Il s’agit pour l’instant d’une version de test.Une première version de Firefox pour Android est distribuée par le canal Nightly et permet de se faire un premier avis sur la nouvelle ergonomie du navigateur. Les développeurs de Mozilla ont travaillé (et continue de le faire) sur un démarrage plus rapide du logiciel tout en consommant moins de mémoire vive et d’énergie, selon nos confrères de Clubic, qui précisent également qu’un perfectionnement natif de Firefox permettra d’atteindre une plus grande fluidité dans le défilement de texte ou les zooms. Ce qui n’est pas encore pleinement opérationnel avec cette version pré-alpha de Firefox pour Android.A terme, Mozilla vise une présence plus prononcée sur le marché des tablettes, un marché porteur et promis à un bel avenir actuellement.Le 24 novembre 2011 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Allrecipes Cooks up a Newly Designed Site

first_imgMeredith revealed Allrecipes’ newly launched digital platform Tuesday. The new site has a social network-oriented focus, boosting the sharing capabilities that the 40 million monthly visitors have increasingly been using.    New features, such as “I Made It,” allow cooks to share their culinary creations with their followers. Stan Pavlovsky, Allrecipes’ president, says this transformation is different than what many social networks currently offer. “[They] spark inspiration, but lack actionable information and create fragmented conversations.” Feedback so far has been positive, according to Pavlovsky, with cooks consuming more pages per visit and increased site and community engagement with the shopping features and local offers. The announcement is “just the beginning of a rich roadmap of features we will be introducing in the months ahead,” Pavlovsky adds. Thanks to the new single site and code base that extends across devices, this will allow the Allrecipes teams to “innovate more rapidly so we can release new consumer and advertising experiences at an accelerated pace,” he says. The new site’s design and technology were created in-house, leveraging all of the brand’s resources over a nearly two-year timeframe. Pavlovsky says that they also looked to the “behaviors, suggestions and feedback from our community of 40 million home cooks,” to help inspire this latest iteration. center_img Over the past 18 months, the brand employed various feedback channels to gather information on the new experience including usability testing, user satisfaction tracking, video diaries, surveys and Web analytics data.  Swanson is one of the first brands to partner with Allrecipes on the new design, largely because “Swanson cooks are turning to digital media sources for culinary inspiration and information more than ever,” Mark Materacky, Soup & Broth Marketing Director, Campbell Soup Company, says in the release. The roll-out strategy included an initial reveal, with beta site access given to a subset of the Allrecipes community over the past year, which “allowed us to gather very rich data reflecting their response to new design elements and features,” says Pavlovsky. last_img read more

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VIDEO A Kentucky bar instantly transformed into the saddest place on Earth

first_img Advertisement Sports can give fans indescribable joy, and gut wrenching misery. Kentucky fans experienced both in a matter of 10 seconds at the end of their Elite 8 tournament game against North Carolina.A camera set up inside of a Kentucky bar captured the entire range of emotion, from their ecstasy after Malik Monk’s game-trying three, to getting their heart ripped out by UNC walk-on Luke Maye on the next possession.Watch how quickly this party turns from the ecstasy to agony. It hurts to watch, unless you hate Kentucky.last_img read more

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The Global Three piece Cans Market is poised to grow strong

first_imgBig Market Research Market Reports has announced the addition of the “Global Three piece Cans Market: Industry Analysis, Opportunity Assessment; 2019 – 2024“report to their offering.SummaryICRWorld’s Three piece Cans Market research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability.The industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the insights strategic industry Analysis of the key factors influencing the market.A sample copy of this premium research report is available @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3234057#utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=shraddha_kGlobal Three piece Cans Market: Product Segment AnalysisFoodDrinkDryChemical ProductsSpraysGlobal Three piece Cans Market: Regional Segment AnalysisUSAEuropeJapanChinaIndiaSouth East AsiaThe Players mentioned in our reportBallCrownArdagh GroupDS containerBWAYCCL ContainerColepNussbaumMassilly GroupEXALTUBEX GmbHGrupo ZapataHUBER Packaging GroupTAKEUCHI PRESSAlltub GroupEurosprayBharat ContainerLinhardtTIN_CAN PackingPERFEKTÜP AEROSOLCPMC HOLDINGSAESTARChina Aluminum CansLAYAShengyaCorner AerosolShandong MeiduoQiaotou JiankeGuangzhou SihaiYongjiaInquire for Discount @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3234057#utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=shraddha_kAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal Big Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.com Three piece Cans Market last_img read more

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Vertess Predicts TrumpCare Means Yuge Spending on Healthcare IT

first_img According to Vertess, an international healthcare-focused M + A advisory firm with expertise in diverse healthcare and human service verticals, ranging from healthcare IT to life sciences and other specialized services and products, every sector of the healthcare industry is struggling to figure out what TrumpCare will mean to their businesses. Some will do better under TrumpCare, but most will do worse. There is one sector, however, which is guaranteed to grow like gangbusters under a Trump administration: Healthcare IT. Vertess explains why.First, there will be a sharp uptick in government spending. According to the research firm Winvale, the US Government already spends approximately $6.7 billion on healthcare-related IT. This direct IT spending will dramatically increase over 2017. However, this is a drop in the bucket compared to the new Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services Tom Price’s operating budget. Secretary Price will manage an annual budget of more than $1 trillion.Vertess expects Secretary Price will want to maximize every dollar of his limited budget to satisfy his ambitious boss. This means he’ll be looking to improve the performance of the CMS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug Administration, among others. There’s no question that this will drive a significant increase in IT spending. Second and, more importantly, TrumpCare (whatever form it finally takes) will include an increased emphasis on cost control and outcomes that will drive healthcare providers to use more technology, according to Vertess. Much of this technology spending will be necessary so that healthcare providers can reallocate costs of care management onto patients.This will force post-acute care providers and other segments that are notoriously slow adopters to increase spending on new systems, new technology, and upgrades to existing IT systems.What does this mean for Healthcare IT firms? A rapidly growing market, obviously, means opportunity for growth. However, history shows that such markets often outpace the ability of companies to grow their business organically. Because of this, there will be a flurry of mergers and acquisitions in the IT healthcare segment in 2017 and beyond. Indeed, some of that activity has already manifested itself as forward-looking healthcare IT firms position for the oncoming changes. There were several notable Healthcare IT transactions in 2016, which comprised over $1 billion each. Many of those companies will be in Orlando, Fla., during theHIMSS conference.What this means is that there’s never been a better time to sell a healthcare IT firm because the feeding frenzy is already starting. Similarly, and a bit ironically, there’s never been a better time to expand by acquisition. Yes, it’s a seller’s market, but there is so much potential growth in the IT segment that it will be almost impossible to grow organically and keep up with the market.For more information: www.vertess.com. 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Bali airport reopens but volcano still spewing ash

first_img Share Tags: Indonesia, Travel Alert By: Stephen WrightSource: The Associated Press Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Bali airport reopens, but volcano still spewing ash  KARANGASEM, Indonesia — The airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened Wednesday after an erupting volcano forced its closure two days ago, but the country’s president said the danger had not passed and urged anyone within the mountain’s exclusion zone to get out “for the sake of their safety.”Volcanic ash reaching 25,000 feet (7,600 metres) in the air began drifting south and southeast of Mount Agung, leaving clean space above the airport for planes to land and take off, said airport spokesman Arie Ahsannurohim.The airport, which handles more than 400 flights a day, had closed Monday, disrupting travel for tens of thousands of people trying to enter or leave the popular vacation destination. Thick ash particles are hazardous to aircraft and can choke engines.Despite the all-clear from authorities, flights are unlikely to rapidly return to normal levels and a change in the direction of the ash or a new more powerful eruption could force the airport’s closure again.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ordered all concerned ministries and agencies, as well as the military and police, to help Bali’s government deal with the disaster.“I hope there will be no victims hit by the eruption,” he said.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyAuthorities have told 100,000 people to leave an area extending up to 10 kilometres (6 miles) in places from the volcano as it belches grey and white plumes. Nearly 40,000 people are now staying in 225 shelters, according to the Disaster Mitigation Agency in Karangasem. But tens of thousands more have remained in their homes because they feel safe or don’t want to abandon their land and livestock.In the village of Tulamben inside the exclusion zone, farmers were plowing their fields with cattle Wednesday, seemingly unbothered by the smoking mountain behind them swelling with orange lava.In Sukadana village, about 8 kilometres from the crater, a few remaining residents said mudflows of volcanic debris and water had passed through the area for a couple of days before solidifying.Some stranded tourists managed to get off the island before the airport reopened, but they faced an arduous journey involving crowded roads, buses, ferries and sometimes overnight waits in yet another airport in Surabaya on the island of Java.“This is a very unforgettable experience for us. So much hassle and definitely one for the books,” said Sheryl David, a tourist from Manila, Philippines, who arrived Saturday in Bali with three friends and was supposed to leave Tuesday. She remained stuck in a third airport on Wednesday in the capital, Jakarta, waiting for a flight home that required buying a new ticket, but said the experience didn’t dampen her feelings about the island.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portal“Yes, still a paradise,” she texted.The volcano’s last major eruption, in 1963, killed about 1,100 people, but it is unclear how bad the current situation might get or how long it could last. A worst-case scenario would involve an explosive eruption that causes the mountain’s cone to collapse.“An analogy would be the twin towers collapsing in New York on 9-11,” said Richard Arculus, a volcano expert at Australian National University. “You saw people running away from the debris raining down and columns of dust pursuing people down the street. You will not be able to outrun this thing.”Indonesian officials first raised the highest alert two months ago when seismic activity increased at the mountain. The activity decreased by late October, and the alert was lowered before being lifted to the highest level again Monday.Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” and has more than 120 active volcanoes. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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JTB Corp acquires Tour East Group

first_imgJapan travel specialist, JTB Corp. has announced the acquisition of Tour East Group from Holiday Tours and Travel, the group’s main shareholder.The move comes in an effort to enhance the development of Inbound Business within the Asia Pacific Region by acquiring the group in five different countries and will give Japan’s largest tour operator control over the entire Tour East operation in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Australia, where Qantas is a share holder.The Thailand arm of Tour East was not purchased due to the 51 percent rule on local ownership preventing the sale, although negotiations are underway.“The agreed acquisition with JTB will put Tour East on the path to further expansion and growth, as JTB’s brand and reputation will enable Tour East to enhance its business proposition to customers through enhanced global reach, technology, and more comprehensive products and service offerings,” Tour East said.JTB Corp. says it is driving the global strategy to strengthen the inbound business infrastructure by taking this opportunity, in order to obtain the expanding international tourist arrival numbers through promoting the global inbound business strategy for the Asia Pacific Region.According to JBT Corp., the details of the business development after completion of the acquisition are as follows:–          JBT Corp., will enhance the Inbound Business Platform within the Asia Pacific Region with the Tour East brand–          JTB Corp. will enhance the product development and distribution at each destination.–          JTB Corp. will enhance the purchasing and procurement power by combining the quantity handled by JTB Group and Tour East Group.Source = ETB News: Lana Bogunovichlast_img read more

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