Amber BernardAPTN NewsKayoki Whiteduck, the owner of Kayo-Tea, an organic tea company he grew from scratch, is hoping to expand after winning a competition.Whiteduck recently won top prize in an Indigenous entrepreneurial competition called Pow-Wow Pitch.“Then they select winners and I was fortunate to win the first place prize,” said Whiteduck.The winning serves as a reminder he’s on the right path and the $5,000 that comes with it helps too.(Whiteduck in his tea garden. Photo: Amber Bernard/APTN)Whiteduck has been tending to his three gardens which total about half a hectare for about five years and space is getting tight.He plans to use the competition to purchase more land so that he can grow more tea leaves.(Tea leaves in Whitduck’s garden. He’s hoping to make this his full time business soon. Photo: Amber Bernard/APTN)Whiteducks discovered he had a passion for gardening about 10 years ago when his father punished him for missing a game.“I missed a rugby game and my dad was not happy with me,” Whiteduck said.He remembers talking to his Dad about gardening and was intrigued from that moment on.“So he brought me to the store and bought me some seeds… and I’ve been planting ever since.”(The Kayo-Tea, an organic tea company Whiteduck grew from scratch. He’s looking forward to expanding his business. Photo: Amber Bernard/APTN)Working full-time in his garden is Whiteduck’s ultimate dream.For now he works as a landscaper on the side and sells his tea leaves at local markets in the fall and winter.“Just working in my garden makes me the happiest person. If I could do this job full-time, I would be a very happy man.”Whiteduck is hoping to have more land and a new building by next year to support the expansion of his business.“So I’m hoping by 2020 to get a property and start building a very large garden.”@AbernardnewsAbernard@aptn.ca read more
VANCOUVER — The Federal Court of Appeal says six legal challenges to the Trans Mountain pipeline project focusing on Indigenous consultation can proceed.The federal government has twice approved a plan to triple the capacity of an existing pipeline from Alberta’s oilpatch to a terminal in Burnaby, B.C.Last year the Federal Court of Appeal tore up the original approval, citing both an insufficient environmental review and inadequate consultations with Indigenous communities. The Liberals say they fixed both problems and approved the expansion a second time in June.Environmental groups and First Nations sought leave to appeal, arguing the ecological assessment and consultation process were deficient the second time as well.The court has released a written decision saying it will allow six of the 12 requests to appeal.It says the allowed challenges are limited to the narrow issue of the adequacy of the consultation with Indigenous Peoples and related issues between Aug. 30, 2018, the date of the court’s earlier decision, and June 18, 2019, when the government approved the project a second time.The court has ordered that the challenges proceed on an expedited basis. It says short and strict deadlines for the steps in the litigation will be set.Environment groups still say there are not adequate protections for endangered marine species that will be affected by tanker traffic picking up oil from the terminal in suburban Vancouver. Several First Nations say the federal government came into the most recent discussions having predetermined the outcome.The federal government bought the existing pipeline and the unfinished expansion work for $4.5 billion last year, promising to get it over the political opposition that had scared off Kinder Morgan Canada from proceeding.The move disappointed environmentalists, who say the global climate can’t handle more emissions from Alberta’s oilsands and the eventual burning of the petroleum they produce. The Liberals say they’ll use any profits from the project to fund Canada’s transition to a cleaner-energy economy.Laura Kane, The Canadian Press read more
19 September 2007The United Nations-backed tribunal in Cambodia set up to try Khmer Rouge leaders accused of mass killings and other horrific crimes during the late 1970s today announced that a senior member of the group has been arrested and charged. Nuon Chea, who press reports state was also known as “Brother Number Two” in the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled Cambodia between April 1975 and January 1979, was brought before the co-investigating judges of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in the capital, Phnom Penh, after an arrest warrant was executed.The co-investigating judges charged Nuon Chea with crimes against humanity and war crimes and placed him in provisional detention.Under an agreement signed by the UN and Cambodia, the ECCC was set up as an independent new court using a mixture of Cambodian staff and judges and foreign personnel. It is designated to try those deemed most responsible for crimes and serious violations of Cambodian and international law between 17 April 1975 and 6 January 1979. read more
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is in limbo after the Federal Court of Appeal overturned its approval Thursday.The decision means the National Energy Board will have to redo its review of the Kinder Morgan project.The court said the energy board’s review was flawed and that the federal government could not rely on it to make a decision.It also found that the federal government failed to engage in meaningful consultations with First Nations before giving the green light.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government approved contentious Trans Mountain expansion in 2016.The project would triple the capacity of the Trans Mountain pipeline, which carries oil from near Edmonton to Metro Vancouver for overseas shipping.This spring, the government announced plans to buy the pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion.Kinder Morgan shareholders approved selling the pipeline to Canada Thursday after the court’s decision. read more
A squirrel exterminator claims he has been branded racist for his attempts to help boost red population numbers.Andrew Hodgkinson is a “red squirrel ranger”, shooting grey squirrels in a bid to protect the native species, whose population is rapidly declining.He is a member of the Penrith and District Red Squirrel Group, a volunteer-led charity focusing on grey squirrel control.“In everything that you do there’s always going to be people that have different views to you,” he said.“We’ll get called racist, xenophobic, all sorts of things like that, crazy things.“They say that we’re racist because we shoot the greys because they’re grey, not red.“So it’s like we’re shooting them because of the colour of their fur, which it really isn’t. Xenophobic because we’re promoting native species so it’s all about British stuff. That’s how they see us.” 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 culling of grey squirrels has quietly and gradually been accepted by many conservationists as a last ditch attempt to save the reds, which they warn could be extinct in the UK within 35 years.A national programme called Red Squirrels United is being spearheaded by The Wildlife Trusts, an umbrella group for 47 local organisations, and is supported by more than 30 conservation groups seeking a “volunteer army” of 5,000 people who will be trained to kill trapped grey squirrels with a blow to the head. It has been boosted by £3 million in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the EU Life programme, the European Union’s funding body for environmental projects.However, the campaign has also proved highly controversial.More than 105,000 people have signed an anti-cull petition in which supporters champion grey squirrels and argue that people have no right to play God and choose which species live and die. Signatories are urging The Wildlife Trusts to seek alternative ways to protect native reds.Since the 1950s, the number of native British red squirrels has fallen from around 3.5 million to an estimated 140,000, most of which are in Scotland. Julie BaileyCredit:BBC A red squirrelCredit:Alan Butterfield “It’s just devastating.”Mrs Bailey joined the local red squirrel group and also shoots greys. She admits that “pulling the trigger is not easy” but said her motive was to allow younger generations to enjoy the red squirrel as she had done. Grey SquirrelCredit:NNSS/Crown Copyright She insists the deaths are not in vain, revealing that she and her husband take the tails off for fishermen, freeze the legs and use the meat to make squirrel curry, stews and burgers.Mr Hodgkinson added: “I don’t think of it as anything that i should be celebrating or feeling exhilarated about.“It’s a job. I know that doing this will benefit the red squirrels. Every grey squirrel down is a positive for the reds definitely.“I look forward to the day when i don’t have a job, when i don’t have to shoot any grey squirrels anymore because they’re all gone and the reds are OK.“Seeing the reds bouncing back in areas where they’ve been pushed out – that’s what drives me forward, seeing them being able to live and thrive because we’ve given them a chance to.” Greys, which were imported from North America in the 19th century, infect reds with the squirrelpox virus and damage deciduous woodland by stripping bark.Julie Bailey, a fellow Cumbria-based red squirrel enthusiast, says she and her husband Phil fell in love with the animals when they lived in their garden and used to tap on the window looking for food.But everything changed in December 2009 when a grey squirrel appeared in the garden.“Within three weeks I’d lost eight red squirrels to squirrel pox virus disease, which is the disease carried by the grey squirrels,” she said. read more
Javier Pastore has taken his medical examination ahead of his expected transfer to AS Roma from Paris Saint-GermainThe 29-year-old was a rumoured target for new West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini, but it appears he has snubbed interest from the Hammers in favour of a move to the Italian capital in a deal believed to be in the region of £17.5m plus £3.5m in bonuses.Roma have posted pictures on their official Twitter account showing Pastore taking part in a medical this morning.Javier Pastore undergoes his medical this morning… ?? pic.twitter.com/Vi0JcGJnbZNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) June 26, 2018Pastore joined PSG from Palermo in 2011 but the Ligue 1 giants elected to sell the Argentine this summer, with only a year left on his current deal, in order to raise funds to meet the UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.Pastore made 265 appearances for PSG and scored 45 goals in his seven years at Paris. read more
Bernardo Silva claims Manchester City’s players have all synchronised to Pep Guardiola’s tactical switch that was evident in Sunday’s win over Arsenal.City resorted to a different tactic against the Gunners at the Etihad Stadium that saw Fernandinho drop deep alongside Aymeric Laporte, Nicolas Otamendi and Kyle Walker.The system was productive as the Citizens romped to a 3-1 victory, thanks to Aguero’s treble, that means they are now just three points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool after the 1-1 draw against West Ham on Monday.“During the season, we have tried many different things,” Silva told reporters as cited via FourFourTwo. “We adapt to the way the other teams play.“We try to attack the best way we think we can do: when they play four in the back, five in the back, when they play with four midfielders, three midfielders, one attacker, two attackers…“So, [against Arsenal] it was a good performance. We are happy with the tactics because it worked. We just follow what Pep tells us because we believe in him.“Once again it worked, so we are very happy with that.”Aguero’s hat-trick was his 10th in the Premier League, one behind the League’s all-time top scorer Alan Shearer.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Another, tough, relentless week ahead… but you know what?We’re up for it! 💪#MondayMotivaton pic.twitter.com/8dzALB2E4U— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 4, 2019Silva admitted it was a “privilege” to play alongside great players like his national team skipper Cristiano Ronaldo and Aguero at City,“I’ve played with Cristiano in the national team, so it wouldn’t be fair to say yes [he is the best I have played with],” Silva said.“I think Sergio is just a fantastic player and we are so happy to have him with us. It’s a privilege to have a player like Kun in our team, [someone] that scores in the big games like he showed again [against Arsenal].“I just hope that he can keep going this way and helping us winning more games and titles.” read more
Smokey’s Pizza crews on Monday worked fast and furiously toward serving the company’s last slice at its Hazel Dell restaurant, the last remnant of what once was a chain of seven local restaurants.Owner Dellan Redjou announced earlier in the day via Facebook that she would close the venue at 6920 N.E Highway 99 for good by the end of the day or when the supplies ran out. As word got out, loyal customers flocked to the tiny restaurant and by noon had formed a line that stretched from the front counter to the door. At one point, pizza lovers were waiting on their orders for two or more hours.“We’ll probably be closed by 5 p.m.,” Redjou said at about 2:30 p.m. By then, the restaurant had run out of large “skins,” a term used to describe dough that has already been shaped and stretched or rolled out into a pizza round. The closure, which ends Smokey’s Pizza’s 48-year run as one of Clark County’s favorite pizza businesses, comes less than two years after the death of Wayne Redjou, Dellan’s husband and business partner. Redjou did not sell the business but said she plans to lease the Hazel Dell site to two employees who will open a different pizza business there under a new name.“A big part of (closing) is that Wayne is gone,” said Redjou, 55.Smokey’s Pizza at one time operated from seven locations, including one Portland restaurant, Redjou said. The couple gradually closed many of those locations after Wayne Redjou was diagnosed with nonsmoking throat cancer about seven or eight years ago. He fought a long and hard battle with the illness until his death in January 2012. read more
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Two Florida girls who were primarily responsible for bullying a 12-year-old girl who killed herself were arrested after one of them acknowledged the harassment online, a sheriff said Tuesday.Police in central Florida have been investigating the death of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, who climbed a tower at an abandoned concrete plant Sept. 9 and hurled herself to her death. Authorities said as many as 15 girls may have bullied Rebecca and the investigation was continuing. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said the arrests of the girls, ages 14 and 12, were hastened when the older girl posted Saturday on Facebook, saying she bullied Rebecca but she didn’t care. “We decided that we can’t leave her out there. Who else is she going to torment, who else is she going to harass?” Judd said.The 14-year-old girl was accused of threatening to beat up Rebecca while they were sixth-graders at Crystal Lake Middle School, telling her “to drink bleach and die” and saying she should kill herself, the sheriff said. The older girl convinced the younger girl to bully Rebecca, and they both repeatedly intimidated her, called her names and once the younger girl even beat Rebecca up, police said. read more
A clause in the terms of the loan, the report says, allows Reed to extend refinancing for one year. The second half of the loan is set to mature in 2011.Reed’s auction of RBI, which is said to be in the third round, has faced repeated hurdles since the tightening global credit markets reportedly caused one of the banks in the consortium put together by Reed to lend the eventual buyer more than $1 billion in staple financing backed out. The situation was recently compounded when a ratings agency, Fitch Ratings, downgraded RBI’s outlook from stable to negative.Most recently, Reed was said to be considering a “significant” increase to the amount of the financing package by adding money from the company’s own balance sheet. The three bidders remaining in the third round are said to be Bain Capital, TPG and a partnership formed by Strauss Zelnick, a former non-executive director of Reed Elsevier.Last week, Reed named former British construction, facilities management and engineering services firm Taylor Woodrow CEO Ian Smith as its CEO, replacing longtime chief executive Sir Crispin Davis who is expected to step down early next year. RBI publishes a number of trade magazines including Variety and Publishers Weekly. It appears that the hold up of Reed Elsevier’s auction of Reed Business Information, its b-to-b magazine publishing arm, is now beginning to take a toll on the company’s other businesses.In a statement Thursday, Reed Elsevier called the sale of RBI “uncertain.” A Reed spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.London-based Reed Elsevier is expected to extend the March 2009 deadline for refinancing half of the $4.17 billion loan it used to buy data provider ChoicePoint, according to a report in England’s Telegraph newspaper. The company had planned to pay off a portion of the debt with proceeds from its sale of RBI. read more
2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 41 Photos Trucks Car Industry More From Roadshow 1 Honda Recalls Tags 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is a unique midsize pickup truck More about 2017 Honda Ridgeline Review • 2017 Honda Ridgeline: Like tailgate parties? You’ll love this truck 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Share your voice Comment Honda Did you know certain car wash soaps and detergents may contain sulfuric acid? It’s normally not a big deal, since you’re not drinking it, but according to a new Honda recall, its use could have unforeseen effects on the new Ridgeline’s fuel system.Honda issued a recall today for approximately 106,000 examples of the 2017-2019 Ridgeline pickup truck. The affected vehicles carry build dates between the start of Ridgeline production and Jan. 17, 2019. Vehicles built after that point lack the defect that spurred the recall.The issue stems from the truck bed and the fuel system. The bed is designed to drain liquid, so that it doesn’t turn into a bathtub when it rains. However, the sulfuric acid present in some car wash detergents might seep out of the bed and come in contact with the fuel pump’s feed port. If that happens, it may spring a pressurized fuel leak, which increases the risk of a fire.Honda discovered this issue after receiving the first report of a fuel leak in early 2017. Honda says it thought that was a unique occurrence, but reopened the investigation following additional reports of fuel leaks. After getting more information from vehicle owners, Honda started investigating the contents of car wash soaps, only to discover that the sulfuric acid within those soaps was the cause of the fuel leaks. To date, Honda says, it has received 14 warranty claims but no reports of fire or injuries.Thankfully, remedying the issue isn’t too hard. Upon receiving the affected vehicles, Honda’s technicians will examine the fuel feed port and, if necessary, replace the fuel pump. Fuel pump covers will be added to all vehicles to ensure the problem will not happen again. Dealers have already been notified, but owners shouldn’t expect to receive notifications via first-class mail until early March. read more
While Gov. Bill Walker has ordered the Legislature hold its special session in Juneau, lawmakers may have found a workaround: He can’t control where they hold their committee meetings, or how often they have their floor session. The Republican majorities have moved to take a recess, while continuing their committee work on the road system.Download AudioSince the special session went into effect on Tuesday, the issue of where and when the session is held has taken up about as much time as anything on the session agenda. On Wednesday, the governor denied a request from legislative leadership to relocate the session to Anchorage. And now, on Thursday, the House and Senate voted to stop holding floor sessions in Juneau for the next two weeks.“As the governor, he can call us in here,” said House Speaker Mike Chenault, in an interview. “But he can’t tell us where our committees are going to meet.”House Speaker Mike Chenault says the resolution allows the finance committees to hold hearings in Anchorage, something they could not do without a recess. Under the Legislature’s rules, they must meet in the main House and Senate chambers and hold floor sessions as a whole body every three days at minimum. That basically chains the Legislature to Juneau.House Majority Leader Charisse Millett carried the resolution to waive that rule.“What it means is we won’t have House floor sessions until the 12th — that’s all this means,” said Millett. “Every other business will continue on, but we won’t come to this floor and push buttons when we don’t have a budget bill in front of us.”The budget is one of three items on the special session agenda, with Medicaid expansion and a bill establishing a sexual abuse prevention program in schools making up the rest of the call.Millett noted that negotiations on a budget have been at a stalemate. Right now, the legislature was only able to reach an agreement to pay for government operations through the fall. The Republican Majority needs some Democratic support to get access to the state’s rainy day fund, but the House Democratic Minority has made Medicaid expansion a condition of their vote.“It’s an impasse,” said Millett. “A lot of times, when you’re negotiating contracts, what do you do, Mr. Speaker? You take a break, right? Take a break. Cool off. And so, what we’re asking to do is not take a break, but we’re asking to change the conversation from here to Anchorage, or on the road system somewhere where we can all talk about what’s happening.”The divide on the recess resolution broke on caucus lines. Some Republicans noted that construction was being done on the Capitol building, making for less than ideal working conditions. With heavy machinery beeping in the background, Juneau Democrat Sam Kito said that the city had other venues available if needed. He added that lawmakers should be able to reach an agreement on a budget if they just stick around a little longer.“I think we are down to the last couple of items in negotiations for the operating budget,” said Kito. “I don’t think that we need to take any kind of a roadshow out there right now.”But Rep. Bennie Nageak, a Barrow Democrat who caucuses with the Republican majority, emphatically disputed that. Since Nageak is not in leadership or on the finance committee, he says he’s had to miss part of whaling season all to sit on the sidelines.“We’ve been here for a few days. Nobody’s budging, and nothing is being done,” said Nageak. “And right now, in my hometown, and all along the coast, from Barrow to Point Hope, they’re doing a thing that we’ve been doing generation upon generation. And I’m missing that.The resolution passed 24 to 13 in the House, and 15 to 5 in the Senate.In a press conference, Gov. Bill Walker said he would not take further action on the session’s location. He did, however, say he was disappointed.“I’m disappointed so many are leaving at a time I think we are so close to a resolution,” said WalkerWalker noted that if the state does not manage to pass a fully funded budget that pays for government for the whole year, Alaska’s credit rating could be at risk. read more
Close In an interview at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) annual meeting in Miami Beach, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said there is no need to change previously agreed upon government transportation policies.Why should my government make any concession? he said. There is an agreement signed by two mature governments. And those agreements are being implemented.US airlines are trying to persuade their government to alter the Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, accusing them of lavishing their airlines with more than $40bn (£26.1bn) in subsidies and distorting competition. Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways deny the subsidy claims.There is nothing wrong with what we are doing. We are developing an airline to serve the economic needs of my country, Al Baker said.Earlier in the day, Al Baker called for the aviation industrys largest trade group to address protectionism; hitting back against US airlines campaigning to restrict what they say is heavily subsidised competition from Gulf carriers.Following Al Bakers comments, IATA director general Tony Tyler said the body was in favour of liberalisation. IATA has said it has no mandate to formally act on the issue.While US carriers like American and Delta have closed ranks on the issue, others, like global cargo carrier FedEx and Emirates codeshare partner JetBlue, have stood up for the Open Skies agreements, voicing concern that changes would set a bad precedent.But Germanys Lufthansa, whose business on routes to Asia have been hurt by competition from the Gulf carriers, echoed Delta and Americans concerns on Sunday (7 June). read more
00:00 /00:58 Listen X Share Al OrtizFrom left to right: Bret Scholtes, Chair of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Steering Committee for the Global Cities Initiative and President and CEO of Omega Protein Corporation; David Price, executive with ExxonMobil; Dan Allford, president of ARC Specialties; and Marek Goodman, fellow and director of strategic partnerships and global engagements at Brookings during a panel on exporting held as part of the Partnership’s event to present its plan.The Greater Houston Partnership has released a plan for local companies to increase their exports to diversify the region’s economy.The Greater Houston Partnership came up with the plan as part of the Global Cities Initiative, a project developed by the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase to help American metropolitan areas engage more in world markets.Exporting more electronic products and industrial machinery, among other goods, are some of the ideas in the plan, which also touches on expansion.“Mexico and Latin America has been a prime market for us, but China and Asia is a growing market for us, so we need to continue to look at what we can do into Latin American and continue to see what we can do in Asia,” said Patrick Jankowski, senior vice president of research for the Greater Houston Partnership during an event organized in Houston to present the plan.Marek Gootman, fellow and director of strategic partnerships and global engagements at Brookings, underlined the increasing opportunities in exporting.“The vast majority of exporting is done by very large companies and those very large companies are not generating the same kind of employment as middle size companies are. And there’s plenty of opportunity potential to grow middle size companies,” Gootman explained.The plan notes that the industries which account for two-thirds of Houston’s exports are related to the energy sector.One strategy to increase exports is making sure the needs of freight are taken into account in future transportation plans for the Houston region.http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2792757-Greater-Houston-Partnership-Export-Plan-April-2016.html To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: read more
Many of the cool science news we cover is undeniably cool, but it’s not really relevant to your daily life. That is not the case with a new breakthrough from Purdue University and the University of Tennessee. Researchers have figured out how to make milk last 2-3 weeks longer without any added chemicals. All it takes is a little temperature tweaking. Your corn flakes will never be ruined by spoiled milk again. It’s revolutionary.All the milk sold in supermarkets in the US is pasteurized, meaning it has been heated to 70 degrees Celsius to kill microorganisms. This is a very effective way to keep milk fresh and prevent food-borne diseases from spreading. However, it’s not 100 percent effective. Some species of bacteria like Streptococcus and Lactobacillus can survive the process. They will continue to grow slowly at refrigeration temperatures, and eventually cause your milk to spoil.The technique developed at Purdue and UoT is called low temperature, short time (LTST). It does involve increasing the temperature of milk, but only by 10 degrees Celsius for less than a second. That’s far short of the temperature needed for the pasteurization phase. That small temperature bump works because LTST also involves dispersing the milk as tiny droplets. This can eliminate more than 99% of the bacteria remaining after pasteurization. This works because it exposes more total surface area to the increased temperature.The team tested its LTST milk, finding that it lasted at least two weeks longer than regular pasteurized milk before going bad. This doesn’t require the use of any new additives, and a panel of tasters did not detect any difference between LTST and regular milk. LTST is already being used by one milk producer in Ohio, but the product is not labeled as having an extended shelf life. Once commercial validation is complete, that label will be added. read more
Technology | November 06, 2014 Micro Diode Lasers Offers Economical Alternative to Conventional Alignment Lasers Gammex introduces the “micro” diode laser For more information: www.gammex.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Nov. 6, 2014 — The Gammex “micro” diode laser family offers an economical alternative to conventional laser systems used for alignment purposes. Gammex “micro” has dimensions that are considerably smaller than other fixed lasers. This makes it easy to fit into tight locations and reduces the chance of hitting the laser and knocking it out of alignment.The Gammex “micro” laser features include:• Compact design permitting the laser to blend in well with the room and to remain out of the way• Utilize different diode colors to simplify marking recognition• Less complicated and faster installations• Simple design makes alignment and focus adjustments quick and easy if they need to be performed• Composite, non-metallic housing cover reduces the laser’s weight read more
Source = TravelManagers Soaking up Tokyo’s colour and quirkiness: (L-R) TravelManagers’ Tanya Patterson, Heather Taylor, Bev Edwards, Tanya Barker, Anne-Maree Selmo and Lisa KingPersonal Travel Managers’ Taste of Tokyo FamilOne of TravelManagers’ key business philosophies has always been to support and encourage its personal travel managers (PTMs) to build their individual businesses around their interests and passions. One such PTM is Tanya Barker, representative for Narre Warren South, VIC, whose passion for all things Japanese began when she was selected as a Rotary exchange student at the age of 16 and chose Japan as her destination.“I spent a total of twelve months in central Tokyo, living with four different host families for three months each, and I’ve been back to Japan regularly since then, to catch up with family and friends and to maintain my grasp of the Japanese language,” Barker says.Barker is now using her in-depth knowledge of and passion for Japan in creating escorted holiday itineraries that allow her to share her favourite destination with her clients, and also recently organised and led a seven-night introductory Japan famil for five of her Victoria-based colleagues.“The idea for the famil came about during the course of a conversation with my Business Partnership Manager (BPM) in early 2018,” Barker explains. “I had been asked to speak at a Japan Destination day held in Melbourne, and the response from the attending 25 PTMs was phenomenal.”Barker says the PTMs who attended the destination day were extremely interested in her experiences in Japan, and asked whether she would consider organising and leading a TravelManagers group famil itinerary.Once the idea had been floated, Barker swung into action. Inside Japan provided the elements for a fantastic land itinerary, and invaluable assistance was also received from Tokyo’s Shinagawa Prince Hotel and the Hotel Cerulean Tower in Tokyo’s renowned Shibuya district.“After our Hawaii Conference in Honolulu last year, I met and spoke to Harry Sargent from Inside Japan, who was very excited and keen for us to try their product,” says Barker. “His company kindly provided us with outstanding assistance and were a big supporter of our self-famil – we couldn’t have done it without them.”The group spent the first four days of their week in Tokyo, retracing some of Barker’s steps and marvelling at everything the city has to offer. From attending a traditional sumo tournament to exploring the water features at DisneySea resort, the group’s time in the city was filled with memorable moments.“Japan was a very different experience to anywhere I’ve even been before,” reports Tanya Patterson, representative for Clyde North, VIC, who joined Barker on the famil. “It’s a little bit of everything: sometimes quirky and weird, but also fascinating and beautiful. It’s also very safe, impeccably clean and everything works like clockwork, and everywhere we went, we encountered the warmth, respect and hospitality of the Japanese people.”One of the group’s favourite activities in Tokyo was street go-karting, in which participants dressed as their chosen classic Mario Kart Tokyo characters and hopped into their own red Mario Kart for a guided, two-hour tour of the streets of Tokyo.After four nights exploring Tokyo, the famil headed inland to Kawaguchiko and Hakone: lovely, lakeside hot spring resort towns at the base of Mt Fuji, before boarding the bullet train back to Tokyo for some fun at Tokyo Disneyland.“The bullet train was amazing,” Patterson says. “It hurtles along at an exhilarating 300 kilometres an hour: fast enough to reach your destination in plenty of time, but you can still soak up the scenery just outside your window.”Lisa King, representative for Aspendale, says having first-hand knowledge of Tokyo and the Hakone region have made her confident of making travel and accommodation recommendations to clients who are considering their own Japan holiday.“Understanding the train system and how easy it is to get around, getting my bearings in Tokyo and Hakone, experiencing the bullet train and attending a Sumo match: these are essential elements in any Japan itinerary.”The overwhelmingly-positive feedback that Barker received from the famil participants and resulting interest from other interested PTMs means that she is now looking at arranging another famil, this time with a more extensive itinerary, in addition to the guided tour she has already organised for clients later this year.TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, says Barker’s efforts are in keeping with the company’s philosophy of supporting PTMs in pursuing their individual areas of interest.“We have a community of PTMs who specialise in just about every travel category there is, from ski holidays and sporting events, to volunteer travel and honeymoons.”For more information or to speak to someone confidentially about TravelManagers please contact Suzanne Laister on 1800 019 599About TravelManagersTravelManagers operates in all Australian States & Territories and is a wholly owned subsidiary of House of Travel, Australasia’s largest independent travel company which has a forecast turnover of $2 billion for 2019. TravelManagers is a sister company to Hoot Holidays, also owned by House of Travel, and is Australia’s biggest home-based travel business: a market leader that offers a choice of two earning models. TravelManagers is solely dedicated to providing the best possible support to its network of more than 550 personal travel managers throughout Australia, through a dedicated team at the company’s National Partnership Office in Sydney. TravelManagers places all customer money in a dedicated and audited Client Trust Account which is separate from the general business accounts, ensuring client funds are secure and only used for client purchases. read more
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