RelatedSkyscanner launches app for Windows PhoneSkyscanner launches app for Windows Phone‘Appy Days for Skyscanner as flight comparison app downloads hit 5 million2011 has been the ‘year of the app’ for SkyscannerSkyscanner app set to fly off Amazon shelvesSkyscanner is available in Amazon’s Android Appstore in the UK The latest TV advert for Windows Phone features presenter and model, Holly Willoughby with the Skyscanner app on her device.Holly joins the long list of celebrities who are fans of Skyscanner, including Dragon’s Den legend Peter Jones.More than 20 million people have already downloaded the Skyscanner app, which is also available for iPhone and iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows 8. We wish Holly happy travels!Download the free Skyscanner app here.Watch the ad below:tp://www.youtube.com/embed/vwBZ76DQK6MReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
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The case against reclining:This turned out to be a hot topic in our forum, and some of you have pretty strong views against reclining:”They should completely remove that function from all chairs. I never ever recline. It is extremely inconsiderate and I don’t care if it’s a long flight or not.” – Barlan So does the responsibility for the recline function lie with the airline?Traveller lier_wong says: “I recently flew Lufthansa/A380 economy class and realized how spacious their seats are. I’m 5’7″ and had loads of legroom to stretch even with the seat in front fully reclined. That said, some airlines are designed very poorly, especially the budget carriers. They need to maximize seat capacity and that’s really put the squeeze on travelers.” Why does reclining cause such problems?Of course, whether you’re a supporter of spreading out on a flight or not, many of you agreed that reclining your seat doesn’t come without its hazards.”I was once on a long-haul flight, and reclined my chair just like the person in front of me. However, the man behind me was really overweight so he couldn’t sit properly. His wife had to tap me on my shoulder and tell me to de-recline my seat.” – Dylan Tan If this guy puts his seat back my creaky 43 yr old knees are screwed. #AmericanAirlines #legroom pic.twitter.com/4x71NIciT5— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) November 4, 2016 What’s the verdict?Though most of our readers seemed to be fairly flexible about reclining, providing you exercise a little consideration, it does come down to personal preference. As zia3000 states, for some, it’s simply a life choice:”I stopped reclining over 10 years ago and haven’t looked back…18 hours, 5 hours don’t matter. It’s just better for you physically.”For more tips, advice and discussion from frequent travellers, check out these articles:Which airlines have the most legroomNot all airlines offer a meagre 31”. Find out which airlines to book if you fancy a roomier flight.How to find the perfect flightDo you care more about an on time flight or the shortest flying time? Is good food or spacious seating more likely to improve your inflight happiness? Skyscanner reveals our formula for the perfect flight.Keep calm and catch your flight: 20 time-saving airport tipsGet your trip off to a flyer! Skyscanner’s seasoned travellers share 20 of their best secrets on how to improve your airport experience; from how to jump the check-in queue to how to get an upgrade.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Does reclining give you extra legroom?Few were of the opinion that reclining your seat boosts your legroom, as former airline employee sophialee states:”I know a reclining seat doesn’t work at all for tall people so it is really best to pay slightly extra for more legroom.”Many airlines offer the option to choose premium seats with extra space such as those in the front row and at the dividing wall between cabins (known as a ‘bulkhead’ seat). So if you’re long-legged, should you book special seats to avoid potential leg cramps? troubleonline suggests that the problem could be solved with a little consideration from the passenger in front: “Be considerate and recline slowly and carefully not fast and abrupt like some people, before they proceed to keep bouncing the seat backwards several times, crushing my knees in the process.” On the other hand, if you want to recline without bothering anyone else, kelly_li has a compromise: sit at the back. “Though some flights have limited recline room for last rows, usually they are enough for me.” Those in favour of reclining should take note though: some air carriers, like Ryanair, have eliminated the arguments by getting rid of reclining seats in standard class completely! First class or economy?The debate became about whether you should simply upgrade your ticket. Airline seats in economy class, particularly those on budget airlines, can be much closer together than in years gone by, leaving little room for reclining, whether you’re for or against it.An easyJet flight has a seat pitch of 28″ (the distance between the back of a seat and the back of the seat in front or behind), as do some British Airways flights, while at the other end of the scale, a standard class ticket on Singapore Airlines will get you a more generous 32″. Only tall people will understand how amazing getting the emergency isle seat on an airplane is #legroom— Jeff Zack (@jeffzack09) October 28, 2016 What about during in-flight meals?Some of you pointed out that it’s only polite to wait until after food service is over before you start going into sleep mode.”One should definitely put the seat back up during meal service. I have no qualms telling the person in front to sit up when we get food/drinks served, but am okay for them to recline again once that wraps up.” – lier_wongReader Lauraob1 finds good meal-time etiquette is hard to come by on a lot of plane journeys, though… “My other issue is (and you’d be surprised how often this happens) the person in front of me will always wait until the trolley has just passed and I have put a drink down for them to throw their seat back and send my drink flying all over me.” Personal space currently being invaded… #planeseats— Ryan Harms (@ryanharms11) December 2, 2010 It seems there are some unwritten rules about the length of the flight, if it’s long or short haul, and whether it’s an overnight journey. Mary Porter says: “I am happy that people recline their seats if they need to sleep (on a night flight) but otherwise I think they should keep them upright as a courtesy to fellow passengers. I would like to see airlines introduce a recommendation that seats are only reclined when the lights are dimmed for sleeping.” According to iain_pritchard, reclining on a shorter flight is a big no-no: “Personal pet peeve is people reclining as soon as they sit down. Please, we haven’t taken off yet, this is like a 1 hour flight, I don’t think you need to be horizontal for this.” The case for reclining:On the flipside, many of you championed your right to recline, as Imgobaira says:”Recline all the way. If I am encroaching on your space then recline your chair too! If you have an issue with me reclining then feel free to pay the extra $$ for a “premium seat”. I will always be courteous and give fair warning to the person behind me though.”Many people agreed that a little courtesy goes a long way and that you should always “check with the person behind first”. ajrcrawford adds: “If someone behind me asked me nicely not to recline, and seemed to have a good reason, then I wouldn’t.” RelatedIn-flight Etiquette Quiz – Passengers behaving nicelyIn-flight Etiquette Quiz – Passengers behaving nicely10 travel tips to get a good night’s sleep on a long-haul flight with Air TransatWhat’s your trick for getting to sleep on a plane? A luxury eye mask? Noise-cancelling headphones? Meditation?Calling time on reclined airline seatsNine out of ten air travellers in favour of banning reclining seats. Should you be able to recline your seat in economy at all?FerHai says: “The seats shouldn’t recline in economy any more. It might have been fine when the seats were first fitted with more space between them. Now it’s just dangerous, you can permanently damage the person behind you’s knees. We all paid for our seat, true, but the fact that it reclines is an oversight and we should take on the responsibility not to do it.”For a lucky few readers like Mark_Morgan_Clelland, this is a quandary you never have to deal with: “I only ever travel first class so I am not sure but I don’t think the economy class passengers should have the ability to recline”.alexpopov makes the point that this isn’t an option for many travellers:”I’m 195cm tall. The only flights I have no problem with my knees (/space) are long-haul Business and above. 90% of my flights are business trips. Even if it would solve the problem I am unable to pay the extra $$. Even if it was a private trip, 99% of all people can’t pay GBP 5,000 per seat (I certainly can’t).” Another flight diverted after another fight over a #reclining seat. http://t.co/YiHVdrBeiL— Pat Lawson Muse (@PLMuse) September 2, 2014 Reader Karen summed up the problem with sitting behind a wilfull recliner:”If the person in front reclines, I then have the top of their seat almost in my lap. If I’m trying to watch a film I then find the screen is at the wrong angle/too close. If I’m trying to read/do puzzles I have limited room. If I need to get out of my seat I need to be a contortionist. Perhaps airlines could designate part of the plane as a “non-reclining” zone, then I could select a seat there.”
Los Angeles, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineChrome Hearts Eyewear will launch in Brazil this fall for their first foray in South America. Closely blending design elements from the Chrome Hearts aesthetic including the jewelry motifs, exotic skins and polished wood with the highest quality eyewear components, the collection is a seamless extension of the company’s other product categories.This fall’s eyewear collection will continue to introduce new silhouettes in hand-stitched leather, titanium, acetate (Italian and Japanese) and laminated wood. And the jeweled collection, unparalleled in the industry, will offer the classic eyewear styles decorated with the most outstanding quality hand-selected black and white diamonds. As always, all Chrome Hearts frames feature Carl Zeiss CR39 Lenses with the 3-layer antireflective coating on the interior of the lens and the rock hard coating on the exterior for maximum lens protection and the least distortion and chromatic aberration.Chrome Hearts has engaged in exclusive limited collections and collaborations including a line of crystal with Baccarat, a partnership with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation that produced pieces inspired by the artist’s work and design collaborations with Comme des Garçons, Rick Owens, the Rolling Stones and American actress, Kate Hudson. Each year, Chrome Hearts releases their eponymous magazine – an annual publication featuring a convergence of international art, culture and design from both emerging and famous artists. www.chromehearts.com
New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineAshford Castle, Ireland’s most historic five-star castle hotel, was recently honored with the Gold Medal for Environmental Management at the Green Hospitality Award ceremony, held in Galway, Ireland. Ashford Castle was one of 16 hotels throughout Ireland to win an accolade, and one of six to receive a top honors with a Gold Medal.The Green Hospitality Award (GHA) is considered the standard for environmental management within the hospitality industry of Ireland and is recognized as the most successful environmental management program in Europe. GHA is the only Irish environmental program recognized internationally, and currently has 165 members throughout Ireland. Positive results of the organization’s efforts include reducing waste in landfills by 50%, reducing water consumption by 50% and reducing energy consumption by up to 30%.“This is an honor for the entire team at Ashford Castle,” says Niall Rochford, General Manager of Ashford Castle. “Our staff is dedicated to providing the best in service and hospitality while simultaneously caring for our surrounding environment. We want to enjoy the beauty of Ashford Castle…of Ireland…of the world, and be able share this with generation after generation, and we are dedicated to doing all in our power to make sure this is the case.”www.ashford.ie
HONOLULU, HI – Celebrate love and romance at The Kahala Hotel & Resort with romantic room packages and special dinners throughout February and March. With newly refurbished rooms, award-winning restaurants, and a tranquil white sand beach, The Kahala is an ideal location for a romantic rendezvous. Romance-inspired room packages: Kahala Lover’s Weekend 3 nights in newly refurbished room Champagne & strawberries on arrival Breakfast buffet for two daily at Hoku’s Hoku’s “In The Mood” dinner special (see description below) Suite for Lovers 2 nights in newly refurbished suite Champagne & strawberries on arrival Breakfast buffet for two daily at Hoku’s “Romance for Two” spa treatment – a 3-1/2 hour treatment featuring body scrubs, full body massages, facials, and a Hawaiian floral immersions soak Hoku’s “In The Mood” dinner special (see description below) Ultimate Lover’s Weekend 3 nights in Ko’olau Partial Ocean View Suite Champagne & strawberries on arrival Morning-after breakfast in bed “Romance for Two” spa treatment Private beachside gazebo dinner for two www.kahalaresort.com
London – Gentlemen’s shoemaker Harrys of London is proud to announce the opening of its first retail concept at 59 South Audley Street. Nestled on the corner of South Audley Street and Mount Street, the new Harrys of London flagship is a welcome addition to London’s chicest microdistrict, already home to high fashion and traditional shops including Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin, Scott’s restaurant, and gunsmiths and country outfitters Purdey.The 400sq foot space featuring thirteen foot high ceilings is designed in a library motif, where shoes are arranged as ‘books’ and accessible by sliding wooden librarian ladders. The immaculate interior details include grey suede walls, cornicing, and a beautiful reclaimed herringbone oak floor. Custom-made sofas from London’s George Smith are tailored in signature Harrys of London leathers and textiles. The shop staff will be dressed by venerable Savile Row tailor Hardy Amies.Harrys of London Flagship Store 59 South Audley Street W1K 2QN email@example.com +44 (0)207 409 7988
by Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Posted Jun 13, 2018 4:36 am PDT Last Updated Jun 13, 2018 at 8:00 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Clinton-Patterson novel sells 250,000 copies its first week FILE – In this June 5, 2018 file photo, former President Bill Clinton, right, and author James Patterson pose for photographers during an event to promote their new novel, “The President is Missing,” in New York. Clinton’s debut as a novelist is already one of the year’s biggest hits. “The President is Missing,” the thriller he co-wrote with James Patterson, sold 250,000 copies its first week. Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Co., the book’s co-publishers, announced Wednesday, June 13 that the number includes hardcover, e-book and audio sales. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Bill Clinton’s debut novel had the year’s biggest opening so far for a work of fiction.“The President is Missing,” the thriller he co-wrote with James Patterson, sold 250,000 copies its first week. Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Co., the book’s co-publishers, announced Wednesday that the number includes hardcover, e-book and audio sales. NPD BookScan, which tracks around 85 per cent of print sales, reported sales of 152,000 copies. That’s BookScan’s top-selling fiction debut since the latest “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” which came out last fall, and biggest first week for adult fiction since Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” sold more than 700,000 hardcover copies in 2015.“The President is Missing” was published June 4 and spent much of last week at No. 1 on Amazon.com and elsewhere despite some awkward and contentious moments in interviews with the former president. Clinton responded defensively to questions from NBC’s Craig Melvin about the #MeToo movement and whether he owes an apology to former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky helped lead to his impeachment.The novel begins with a president facing impeachment, for supporting terrorism, and tells of his efforts to thwart a potentially apocalyptic cyberattack.“By any measure, this was a terrific opening week of sales, one that exceeded even our own optimistic projections,” Michael Pietsch, CEO of Little Brown’s parent company, Hachette Book Group, said in a statement. “Sales continue apace this week, with Father’s Day on the horizon.”“We are heartened by the response to the work, especially among readers,” said Knopf chairman Sonny Mehta.The novel has been billed as combining Patterson’s long background in thrillers and Clinton’s unique perspective as a former president. Reviews ranged from mocking (“Reveals as many secrets about the U.S. government as ‘The Pink Panther’ reveals about the French government,” wrote The Washington Post’s Ron Charles) to admiring. Nicolle Wallace, the political analyst and former White House aide, praised the novel as “ambitious and wildly readable” in a review for The New York Times. In The Wall Street Journal, Barton Swaim called the book “beach reading of a high order.”Patterson, one of the world’s busiest and most popular authors, has released numerous No. 1 bestsellers. Clinton also has topped the lists before, as author of the million-selling memoir “My Life.” The Clinton-Patterson novel is a likely blockbuster at a time when adult fiction sales have struggled. The year’s biggest works have been nonfiction, whether Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” or James Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty,” both of which offered highly critical portraits of President Trump. “The President is Missing” doesn’t mention Trump by name, but does refer favourably to immigrants and expanded voting rights and warns against the “drift into tribalism, extremism and seething resentments.”
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Cardi B, Shawn Mendes and Calvin Harris are set to perform on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour this holiday season.IHeartMedia announced Tuesday the 12-city tour kicks off Nov. 27 in Dallas. The lineup, which varies by city, also includes The Chainsmokers, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, Bebe Rexha and Camila Cabello.The tour will visit Los Angeles on Nov. 30, San Francisco on Dec. 1, Boston on Dec. 4 and Chicago on Dec. 12. The tour wraps on Dec. 16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.The Dec. 7 show at New York’s Madison Square Garden will livestream on CWTV.com and the CW app and broadcast on the CW Network on Dec. 16.Tickets go on sale Oct. 15. Other performers include Alessia Cara, Khalid, Normani, Dua Lipa, G-Eazy and Bazzi. This combination photo shows Hip-hop recording artist Cardi B, left, and Shawn Mendes performing at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Sept. 29, 2018, in New York. Cardi B, Shawn Mendes and Calvin Harris are set to perform on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour later this year. IHeartMedia announced Tuesday that the 12-city tour kicks off Nov. 27 in Dallas. (Photos by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Cardi B, Shawn Mendes to perform on Jingle Ball tour by The Associated Press Posted Oct 9, 2018 1:48 pm PDT Last Updated Oct 9, 2018 at 3:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
by The Associated Press Posted Jun 14, 2019 10:57 am PDT Director of Berlin’s Jewish Museum quits following criticism AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BERLIN — The director of Berlin’s Jewish Museum is stepping down following strong criticism of the museum’s leadership by Germany’s Jewish community.A statement Friday said director Peter Schaefer was resigning to prevent further damage to the museum. There was no immediate word on a long-term successor ahead of a board meeting set for next week.On Tuesday, Germany’s Central Council of Jews criticized the museum after its Twitter account posted a link to an article about Jewish academics rejecting a German parliament resolution that denounced the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel, tagged “#mustread.” It said that “under these circumstances, one has to consider whether the name ‘Jewish’ is still appropriate.”Separately, Israel objected earlier this year to an exhibition on Jerusalem, which it argued presented a one-sided Palestinian view.The Associated Press
June 25, 2008 Part of the construction team effort has been the extention of a concrete ramp leading to the loading and handicap access platform behind the Crafts III visitors center. Construction crew and workshop participants prepare the ground for form work. [Photo & text: sa] The ground is rock-hard and this job is not as easy as it looks. [Photo: Amber Klatt & text: sa] The forms for one section are in place. We will continue this report on 6/27/08 with images of the concrete pour. [Photo & text: sa]
December 3, 2012Manager of the Arcosanti planning department, Nadia Begin, took a series of photos from across the mesa of the first part of the energy apron now under construction on the slope below the guest rooms.For more information and to help support this important effort please see this link to the GREENHOUSE/ENERGY APRON DEVELOPMENT FUND.