Generations come out for resurgence of pipe ceremony

first_imgCharlotte Morritt-JacobsAPTN National NewsA national pipe ceremony that will make its way across the country made its first stop in the Northwest Territories this weekend.The pipe ceremony was repressed during the residential school era.Generations came out to take part in the resurgence of their history.cmorrittjacobs@aptn.calast_img

Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport

first_img Related Items:fire truck, sabotage, south caicos airport, Tciaa Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Mar 2016 – Sabotage at the South Caicos Airport is reported, reluctantly by the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority. Photos to show the damage which has rendered the fire services inoperable were sent to media by the TCIAA. When fire service is down, it means the airport must be closed or limited to flights and this is happening just as South Caicos finally gets one of its long awaited for resorts, up and running. The TCIAA this morning said in a statement that, “The Authority views this as a calculated attempt to intentionally damage Airport’s property and cripple its operations. The Executives and Board are disappointed by this senseless act. Several engineers were immediately sent to repair the damage done to the fire trucks. Extensive works were done and the fire equipment is now recovered as it had to undergo extensive testing before usage.” Vandalism of official property is seemingly on the increase; in Grand Turk there are similar reports about personal cars and Government vehicles.The TCIAA has hired more security at the site. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Exercise Design Training Workshop 22nd – 26th February 2016last_img read more

SpiceJet Lessors Seek Return of 15 Boeing Aircraft

first_imgSpiceJet is facing a different sort of turbulence, with the aircraft lessors wanting to take back 15 of the 20 Boeing planes, still being operated by the cash-strapped airline. ReutersThe lessors have asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to deregister the aircraft, as they want to repossess the planes. However, sources say that Ajay Singh-led new management is in talks with the lessors and a solution is expected to be found soon.BOA Aviation, who have leased three Boeings to the airline, fear a repeat of Kingfisher Airlines, which may prevent them from taking back the aircraft.In the last few months, SpiceJet has turned in 20 aircraft on its own, after being unable to continue with the lease payments. If the lessors take back the aircraft, it would significantly impact SpiceJet’s ability to continue operating, an official at the DGCA told The EconomicTimes.The previous owners of the airlines, the Maran-owned Sun Group, have not been communicative, which has forced the new management to share the funding plans and convince the lessors for additional time.SpiceJet shares closed the day at 21.10, down by 1.90 or 8.26%.last_img read more

Noble initiative for acid attack survivors

first_imgA 22-year-old Reshma Bano Qureshi and a 34-year-old Meena Khatun are the newly employed women under an odd but unique initiative by The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group. Both, survivors of a heinous crime – acid attack – are now working in the Flower Room, curating and creating flower arrangements for each room, providing the guests of the Lalit with a pleasing welcoming sight. It was Keshav Suri, the executive director of the group who is trying his best to give a better life and bring forth the marginalized communities into the mainstream. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn the past, Kitty Su has hosted a night celebrating inclusivity and diversity, with India’s first wheelchair-bound DJ, Vinod Khullar. Kitty Su continued this trend in 2018 by having transgender Chef Trapani, a globally celebrated authority in Tex-Mex Food, take on a five-city tour.In addition to all of this, perhaps the most notable initiative by The Lalit Group in 2017 was their collaboration with the NGO, Make Love Not Scars to host a high fashion couture fashion show, Powerwalk, where acid attack survivors strutted down the ramp to let society know that beauty comes from confidence and acceptance. The show had outfits donated by 20 designers who came together to ignore competition and create a sense of belonging and unity. The Lalit also helped a survivor, Sonia with her surgery, hosted her stay at the hotel and invested in her dream to own a beauty parlour in Hyderabad. Over time, Keshav Suri’s inspiration to provide acceptance and equality to the survivors has driven the Lalit Group of Hotels to employ two acid attack survivors into the hotel’s family.last_img read more

Uber Lights Up Drivers Windshields to Help Customers Find Their Rides

first_imgDecember 3, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » 2 min readcenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Uber is giving its customers a guiding light. The popular ride-hailing company is rolling out LED light strips on drivers’ windshields to help riders in Seattle identify their pickups.The bright, new initiative, simply called SPOT, aims to reduce wait times and to make it easier for customers to find their Ubers in dense traffic and in the dark. Announced earlier this week, the feature rolls out throughout this month in the Emerald City on a test basis, with the company already equipping an undisclosed number of drivers there with the innovative devices.Related: Uber Is Eating Up Taxi Rides in New York CityHow it works: Directly applied to windshields, the long, skinny light strips glow in multiple colors (blue, green, orange, pink, purple or yellow). When a rider requests a trip and is paired with a SPOT-enabled driver, she can select the color the driver’s light strip will display using a color wheel within the Uber app. When the driver arrives for pickup, the light strip glows in the selected color. Conversely, riders can hold up their phones to display the matching light strip color to quickly show their drivers where they are.Uber, repeatedly plagued by customer complaints about surge pricing and drivers’ bad behavior, frames SPOT as its latest “experiment” in its “ongoing effort to make Uber pickups as seamless as possible.” But is it bright enough to shine some positive light on the controversial company?   Related: Court Denies Uber’s Request to Appeal Class-Action Status of U.S. Driver Lawsuitlast_img read more