Etihad Airways leads World Travel Awards winners in Middle East

first_img Recommended for you Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est to host World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppDubai, May 5th 2015 – Etihad Airways has retained its title as the Middle East’s Leading Airline for an incredible ninth consecutive year at the World Travel Awards.The United Arab Emirates’ flag-carrier was recognised during a red carpet awards presentation evening at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach in front of hundreds of Middle Eastern tourism leaders.Also picking up the a coveted trophy was Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah which claimed the Middle East’s Leading Hotel title, while Jebel Ali Golf Resort walked away with the prize for Middle East’s Leading Family Resort.Speaking during the event World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “It was a pleasure and a privilege for World Travel Awards to recognise the leading airlines, hotels and tour operators from across the Middle East here at the luxury Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach.“This beautiful property – which itself takes the title of Middle East’s Leading New Resort – has provided us with a wonderful backdrop for this prestigious event.“Congratulations to all our winners and we look forward to seeing them later in the year for the World Travel Awards Grand Final.”Also among the winners at Four Seasons was Al Mashreq Boutique Hotel, which took the title of Middle East’s Leading Boutique Hotel, Le Royal Meridien, recognised as the Middle East’s Leading Spa Resort, and the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, which took the title of Middle East’s Leading Tourist Board.Hailed by worldwide media for its role in identifying and rewarding excellence in the travel and tourism sector, World Travel Awards celebrates its 22nd anniversary in 2015 and is acknowledged as the ultimate travel accolade.World Travel Awards global events are widely recognised as the best networking opportunity within the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media. Related Items:dubai, etihad airlines, four seasons resort, world travel awards Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort to host World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Sandals Resorts International Honored At Annual World Travel Awardslast_img read more

Rangpur communal mayhem mastermind held Home minister

first_imgHome minster Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday said law enforcers have arrested the mastermind of Rangpur arson attack, whose Facebook post triggered the agitation as it hurt the Muslims’ religious sentiment, reports UNB.“The mastermind, Titu, was detained from Nilphamari,” the minister said after visiting Thakurbari village in the district.He said police carried out their duties as they were supposed to do, and those responsible for the agitation, no matter who they are, will be brought to justice. “Bangabandhu’s Bangladesh is a non-communal country and no one can conspire here.”The home minster will return to the capital after attending a scheduled rally at Harkali Madrasa ground in Sadar upazila in the afternoon.Earlier on Saturday morning, police filed a case against more than 2,000 people over the clash and detained 36 people from Gangachhara and Kotwali areas on Friday night in this connection.A man was killed and 20 others, including four policemen, were injured during the clash.last_img read more

Why Arent More Black Baltimoreans Working

first_imgBy J. K. Schmid, Special to the AFROBlack Baltimoreans remain dramatically behind Baltimore Whites across several key employment sectors, a new study reveals.The study, commissioned by Associated Black Charities (ABC), penetrated into traditionally generalized employment figures to determine just what jobs Black were working compared to Whites.While Blacks could be considered to be working in service industries or real estate and finance; this study breaks down just what kind of jobs Blacks are doing compared to Whites in specific subfields.(AP Photo)The full study will be published on ABC’s website by the end of the week, the organization says. But the preview is grim.Despite Baltimore being a majority minority city, there are few professions where Blacks predominate. This is borne out of other research that already reveals that a national Black unemployment rate-often touted as the highest in US history-remains double the national White unemployment rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.Baltimore’s Black unemployment rate is three times the White unemployment rate, according to Prosperity Now research.The structural forces behind issues like why a third of Black Baltimore has zero net worth and a median income just over half of Whites now become more clear.Blacks dominate almost entirely in service and service-adjacent fields. Blacks outnumber Whites at almost two-to-one in the “healthcare and social assistance fields.” Similarly, Blacks outnumber Whites very nearly two-to-one in “administrative and support and waste management” fields.The above fields are distinguished from others by their conspicuous lack of opportunities for advancement, comparatively low wages and demanding workload.Meanwhile, in positions such as “finance and insurance,” Whites outnumber Black three-to-two. Well in excess of two-to-one, approaching seven-to-three, Whites dominate in “professional, scientific and technical services.”These gross disparities are not just in the white-collar trades. Of even greater magnitude, Whites outnumber Blacks in construction at a rate of 10-to-three.The full report will be released at abc-md.org.last_img read more

No toll tax for twowheeler riders on 2nd Hooghly Bridge

first_imgKolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to waive the toll tax for two-wheelers on Vidyasagar Setu.With the announcement of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in this regard, two-wheeler riders will not have to pay Rs 5 anymore to avail Vidyasagar Setu to travel across River Hooghly from October 1.While leaving Nabanna on Thursday, Banerjee said: “The toll tax for two-wheelers on Vidyasagar Setu has been waived. From October 1 onwards, riders of two-wheelers will not have to pay the same.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAround 3.11 crore vehicles pass through the bridge every year and it includes around 84 lakh to 90 lakh two-wheelers. The decision to waive the toll tax for the two-wheelers will cost Rs 5 crore to the state’s exchequer.It may be mentioned that there are separate lanes for two-wheelers at the toll plaza on Vidyasagar Setu. But during rush hours, there are long queues to pay thetoll tax. With this waiver, there will be no more queues of two-wheelers and it will help in bringing down the rate of pollution in the area. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSecondly, many office-goers need to cross the bridge everyday and they will be tremendously benefitted due to this decision of the state government as they no will no longer have to pay Rs 5 each time — once while heading towards their office and again while returning home. It may be mentioned that the state Secretariat, Nabanna, is situated at a stone’s throw distance from the toll plaza. The decision has been welcomed by the people in general as they do not have to pay any amount to cross the bridge and also wait in queues during the office hours.It may be mentioned that only thetoll tax for two-wheelers has been waived while the same for other vehicles remain unchanged.last_img read more

Prof Punyasloke Bhaduri gets Swarnajayanti Fellowship

first_imgKrishnagar, (WB): Prof Punyasloke Bhaduri of the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research Kolkata was awarded the prestigious Swarnajayanti Fellowship by the central government for 2017-18, IISER Kolkata said in a statement. Under this scheme, scientists are provided with generous support to pursue research in the frontier areas of science and technology, the statement said Monday. It is awarded for a period of 5 years. Bhaduri belongs to the department of Biological Science and Centre for Climate and Environment Studies at the IISER Kolkata.last_img read more