New mobile apps for SAA travellers

first_img9 April 2013 South African Airways (SAA) has launched two new mobile applications that give customers access to comprehensive travel and airline information on the go. Using the convenience of their iOs or Android mobile phones and tablets, SAA passengers can now view their booking information, check in for a flight, find the status of their checked-in luggage, and view information on lounges, flights and destinations. “This new service will go a long way in giving travellers easier and instant access to information while in transit or away from a computer,” Marc Cavaliere, SAA’s head of global sales development and alliances, said in a statement on Tuesday. “The new functionalities are also helpful especially for passengers who are always on the go such as business travellers.” With the new mobile functionality, information such as flight arrivals and departures is now available at passengers’ fingertips. Passengers can also search for information on special fares, view Voyager status and miles, use a currency converter, and get an updated 10-day forecast of the weather at any destination that SAA flies to. Travellers can download the newly developed mobile applications for their iOs or Android smartphones and tablets from the Apple App Store and Google play stores respectively. “Our customers now have the option of by-passing the queues and breezing through the terminal by using either mobile check-in, online check-in, or print-your-own boarding pass features,” Cavaliere said. “This is the type of service that air travellers have come to expect from Africa’s most awarded airline.” In 2012, SAA was voted the best airline in Africa for the 10th year in a row by UK global aviation research organisation Skytrax. The airline also won the Best Staff Service in Africa award for the third time in succession. The Skytrax awards are based on customer responses to a survey which is run over a period of 10 months. In 2012, over 18-million businesses and leisure air travellers from 100 countries were polled by telephone, questionnaires and online. In February, Skytrax awarded SAA a 4-star airline rating for the 11th year running, recognising the airline’s improvement in onboard product and service levels and in enhancing customer experience. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

In search of the 2017-18 Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The search is on once again. Help us round up the next Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen. The queen serves as a spokesperson for the industry throughout her year of reign at numerous promotional events and activities around the state and will be selected by judges at the Ohio State Fair.Contestants will attend an interview and answer an impromptu question from a panel of judges live at the conclusion of the Guys and Gals lead competition. The selection of the queen is based on personality, presentation, poise and knowledge of the Ohio Lamb and Wool industry.Contestants are encouraged to participate in the Guys and Gals Lead competition and we encourage all ladies between the ages of 17-22 who are involved in the industry to consider applying for this position. This is a tremendous opportunity to build a wealth of knowledge of the Ohio sheep, lamb and wool industry, expand communication skills, and network within Ohio agriculture.If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the 2017-2018 Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen, please download the application by visiting www.ohiosheep.org. All applications must be postmarked to the Ohio State Fair by June 20, 2017.If you would like more information on the Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen contest or would like the Ohio Lamb and Wool Queen to make an appearance at your local event, please contact Roger A. High at 614-246-8299 or rhigh@ofbf.org.last_img read more

Breaking: Deity Releases Their New Wireless Mic System

first_imgAll images via Deity.Looking for more info on the filmmaking industry? Check these articles out.After MP3: The Past, Present, and Future of Audio CodecsA Look at The Masterclass Sound Editing of “A Quiet Place”Breaking: Aputure Releases Their New Line of Light-Shaping AccessoriesNikon Releases Their First Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera to Take on SonyFour Reasons You Should Be Renting Your Gear Out on ShareGrid Aputure’s hot new microphone company Deity releases the “Deity Connect,” their first wireless mic system with a dual receiver, USB-C ports, and much more.Deity, the microphone brand that spawned from Aputure’s shotgun mic, has decided to throw their hat into the ring and compete with companies like RØDE and Azden with their new system: the “Deity Connect.”So . . . what’s so good about this thing?I know what you’re thinking: “It’s a wireless mic. What features could it have that makes it stand out? Does it transmit sound from a microphone wirelessly? Cool.” Trust me, though. This thing is pretty cool. Here are the specs that put it a cut above its competitors.A Dual-Channel Receiver with Top-Down ErgonomicsRunning two lav mics on your shoot? With the Connect, there’s no more trying to velcro two receivers onto your audio recorder or camera. One receiver can read both transmitters. The receiver (called the “Duo-RX”) is itself a marvel to behold. Its LED panel and interface buttons are on top of the receiver, so you can manipulate all of the settings in your sound bag on your hip without taking the receiver out.If you’re mounting it to your camera, the LED panel and buttons will be facing you instead of the ceiling for easy access. You can also control the settings of the transmitters (called the “BP-TX”) from the Duo-RX, which is a first for a wireless mic system in this price range.USB-C QuickChargeI’m a pretty big fan of USB-C, especially now that most of my devices are shifting over to this port. The big plus of USB-C ports is that you no longer have to keep loads and loads of batteries on hand. We’re not entirely sure about the charge time yet, but if a USB-C port can charge a Pixel phone in under 40 minutes, I’m sure you won’t be waiting around for long to fully charge this thing.2.4-Ghz Band TransmitterThe technical aspects of the Deity Connect speak for themselves:The Deity Connect ecosystem uses a proprietary protocol that was engineered with several mechanisms to ensure a strong audio link while at the same time co-existing peacefully with other 2.4Ghz devices using the same frequency band.The first mechanism is adaptive frequency hopping, automatically hopping before RF interference even happens. At any given time, the BP-TX is hopping between 9 different frequencies. The Deity Connect system is more than just a transmitter and a receiver link – it’s a bi-directional transceiver system that is always scanning and mapping out the whole 2.4Ghz frequency band, coordinating and planning the 70 frequency hops.The second mechanism used to prevent RF Interruption is called Listen-Before-Talk. If RF Interruption is detected or even thought to have taken place, the system will add the audio and data in the next two frequency hops after the ‘bad’ hop. The DUO-RX will then add that extra audio and data back into the stream as if the ‘bad’ never existed, giving you an uninterrupted stream of audio from your transmitter. Deity Connect uses the natural latency in the system as a buffer, allowing it to absorb ‘bad’ hops much like the CD Player Skip Protection feature but in a millisecond flash. This all sounds great, but how much does it cost?As of the publication of this article, we do not have a definitive price point — but according to our sources, the price will be “extremely competitive” and “surprisingly affordable for the quality of the build.”So don’t go out and blow your money on an expensive lav kit; it might be worthwhile to wait and see what the Deity Connect can offer you.If you aren’t too familiar with Deity’s products, they’ve actually got some really amazing gear. Just recently, we received an S-Mic 2 — their flagship shotgun mic — that we will be reviewing in the near future.For more information about the S-Mic 2, check out their trailer:last_img read more

Stephens wins first Grand Slam, routs Keys for US Open title

first_imgMOST READ “I should just retire now,” Stephens said. “I’ll never be able to top this. Talk about a comeback. Things just have to come together and the past six weeks they really have.”With the 15th victory in her past 17 matches, Stephens became only the fifth unseeded player to win a women’s Slam title, although Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko managed the feat at this year’s French Open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe only prior unseeded US Open women’s champion was Kim Clijsters, who came back from retirement to take the 2009 title.“It’s incredible,” Stephens said. “I had surgery January 23. If sone told me then I’d win the US Open, it’s imposssible I’d say, absolutely impossible. View comments LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Heart of a champ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Presented with the winner’s check, Stephens said, ‘That’s a lot of money. Wow,” but then handed the check envelope to best pal Keys, who she sat next to after the victory rather than on opposite sides of the umpire’s chair, to take hold of the winner’s trophy.“Maddie is my best friend on tour,” Stephens said. “I told her I wished there could have been a draw. I’m going to support her no matter what and she’s going to support me no matter what.“To stand here with her today is incredible — that’s what really friendship is.”Keys, seeded 15th, and 83rd-ranked Stephens each fought off injuries to reach the title showdown.Stephens returned at Wimbledon and slid to 957th in world rankings before semi-final runs at US Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati, while Keys underwent her second left wrist surgery after the French Open and won a tuneup title at Stanford.Stephens will jump to 17th in Monday’s world rankings while Keys, who took hom $1.825 million as runner-up, will rise to 12th.Stunning finishIn the first set, Stephens broke to seize a 3-2 lead, Keys swatting a forehand beyond the baseline to surrender the game, and Stephens broke again when Keys send a backhand long to take the set after 30 minutes.Keys made 17 unforced errors in the opening set to just two for Stephens, both in the last game.In the second set, Stephens broke with a forehand crosscourt winner past on outstretched Keys to grab a 2-0 edge, then broke again on a double fault for a 4-0 lead, Keys swatting the ball with her left hand as it bounced back at her. “This journey has been incredible and honestly I wouldn’t change it for the world.”Stephens made only six unforced errors in the match to 30 for Keys, who had 18 winners to 10 for the champion.It was the first final set of a US Open women’s championship match where the loser didn’t take a game since Chris Evert beat Evonne Goolagong 6-3, 6-0 in 1976.“I didn’t play my best tennis today and I’m disappointed in that but Sloane was very supportive and if there’s someone I have to lose to today I’m glad it’s her. Sloane is truly one of my favorite people.“If you told me two months ago I’d be holding a US Open finalist’s trophy I’d have been really happy and proud of myself.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sloane Stephens, of the United States, reacts after beating Madison Keys, of the United States, in the women’s singles final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)Sloane Stephens, sidelined for 11 months by a left foot injury until returning in July, captured her first Grand Slam title by routing fellow American Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 in Saturday’s US Open final.Stephens took a $3.7 million top prize from the biggest victory of her career, pitted against one of her closest friends in the first all-US final since 2002 on the New York hardcourts.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Keys forced triple break point in the fifth game but Stephens saved them all and held to 5-0.The end came after 61 minutes on Stephens’ third break and championship point when Keys netted a forehand.Hands on hips, Stephens simply stood for a few seconds with a stunned expression, then smiled and made a tiny fist pump before going to the net to share a teary-eyed hug with Keys.Neither Keys, 22, nor Stephens, 24, had ever reached a Slam final, only the seventh time in the Open Era (since 1967) two first-timers met for a women’s Slam title.But it was the second time in three years it happened at Arthur Ashe Stadium after Flavia Pennetta beat Roberta Vinci in 2015’s all-Italian final.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

Margielyn Didal gets ‘unexpected’ recognition as PSA Athlete of the Year

first_imgAFC CUP: Ceres scrapes past Shan United “Unexpected,” Didal said of her recognition. “Unexpected because before, people don’t give any attention to skateboarders but now, they’re not only giving us attention but also an award.”“I’m very grateful for the honor to be awarded as Athlete of the Year.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesWeightlifter Hidilyn Diaz and golfers Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go were the other four given the Athlete of the Year award.It was only in August when Didal bagged the gold in the women’s street skate event and pocketed P6 million as cash incentive for her feat. It was only in August when Didal bagged the gold in the women’s street skate event and pocketed P6 million as cash incentive for her feat.Winning in the Asian Games was no doubt her biggest accomplishment to date and she’s more than ready to ollie her way to another.The 19-year-old Didal, however, has to qualify for the Olympics first before anything else, which is something she believes she’d be able to do.“I’m 100 percent confident because I have the full support of my friends, family and sponsors,” said the bubbly Didal. “I have been getting a lot of support.”Didal is preparing for her next Olympic qualifying tournament which fires off three months from now in London.She said most of her training is done in Hong Kong where there’s an abundance of skateparks. The 19-year-old Didal, however, has to qualify for the Olympics first before anything else, which is something she believes she’d be able to do.“I’m 100 percent confident because I have the full support of my friends, family and sponsors,” said the bubbly Didal. “I have been getting a lot of support.”Didal is preparing for her next Olympic qualifying tournament which fires off three months from now in London.She said most of her training is done in Hong Kong where there’s an abundance of skateparks. Margielyn Didal. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines–From skating in the streets of Cebu to the grand stage of the Asian Games in Jakarta, where she came out of nowhere to snag the gold medal just six months ago, and now the red carpet, Margielyn Didal is still trying to wrap her head around the whirlwind of events that completely changed her life.Didal on Tuesday was one of five Filipina Asian Games gold medalists bestowed with the highest honor as Athlete of the Year by the Philippine Sportswriters Association during its annual PSA Awards Night at Manila Hotel.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. From skating in the streets of Cebu to the grand stage of the Asian Games in Jakarta, where she came out of nowhere to snag the gold medal just six months ago, and now the red carpet, Margielyn Didal is still trying to wrap her head around the whirlwind of events that completely changed her life.Didal on Tuesday was one of five Filipina Asian Games gold medalists bestowed with the highest honor as Athlete of the Year by the Philippine Sportswriters Association during its annual PSA Awards Night at Manila Hotel.“Unexpected,” Didal said of her recognition. “Unexpected because before, people don’t give any attention to skateboarders but now, they’re not only giving us attention but also an award.”“I’m very grateful for the honor to be awarded as Athlete of the Year.”Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz and golfers Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan and Lois Kaye Go were the other four given the Athlete of the Year award.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief LATEST STORIES MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

IPL 2019: Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi Stadium stand-by venue for final

first_imgHyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi Stadium will remain as the stand-by venue for the Indian Premier League’s play off and the final on May 12 if the impasse with regards to three closed stands at the Chepauk is not over.The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has not been able to procure fit certificate for three stands I, J and K from the local municipal corporation since 2012.”We will have discussions with TNCA as we don’t want to deprive CSK their right of playing at home. But three empty stands is an issue. Hyderabad and Bangalore are the two stand-by venues for two play-offs, eliminator and final,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Monday.It was also learnt that CoA has asked the steering committee of Players’ Association to expedite process.”The Players’ Association is expected to take shape in next two weeks. The four member committee has been told to expedite process,” the official said.The BCCI has also decided to invite fresh tender for title sponsorship of domestic tournaments and international games in India.”It will be a fresh process but PayTm can also bid but just like new bidders.Also Read | 6 out of 6: Royal Challengers Bangalore touch new low in Indian Premier LeagueAlso Read | What happened when Chris Gayle took on Rashid Khan and SRH in Mohali last time?last_img read more

Maersks Containership Suffers Engine Room Fire

first_imgThe engine room of the 1998-built containership Maersk Patras caught fire in the early morning hours of November 1 while the vessel was off the coast of Las Palmas, en route to Conakry, Danish shipping firm Maersk Line confirmed.“The fire was quickly controlled by the crew onboard and heat development from the site of the fire has ceased,” Maersk Line said.However, due to the location of the fire, the vessel is being diverted to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain.“We continue to monitor the site of the fire and upon arrival in Las Palmas we will further investigate to establish the extent of damage and any impact to the vessel’s seaworthiness,” Maersk added.There have been no injuries and all the crew is safe, the company said, adding that there has been no environmental impact.The shipping firm said that it is working on a contingency plan for the cargo on board the Singapore-flagged Maersk Patras, which has a capacity of 2900 TEUs.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Onion Lake Chief Fox facing dangerous weapon assault charges related to domestic

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsOnion Lake Cree Nation Chief Wallace Fox is facing multiple charges stemming from a domestic incident which occurred in the Cree community on May 18, the Saskatchewan RCMP said in a statement Monday.Fox is facing two counts of assault, one count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose related to the use of a knife and one count of uttering threats to damage property, the RCMP statement said.The RCMP statement said Fox was arrested without incident on Monday and released on condition he appear before provincial court in Onion Lake, Sask., on Dec. 16.Fox could not be immediately reached for comment.Fox was arrested mere days after Onion Lake won a Federal Court case against Ottawa over the First Nations Transparency Act which required bands to post financial statements online, including the pay of chief and councillors.Fox rose to national prominence during the height of the Idle No More movement. He was one of the chiefs who marched into Centre Block on Parliament Hill in the fall of 2012 demanding an audience with the prime minister.Fox was also one of the leaders who openly challenged former Assembly of First Nations national chief Shawn Atleo not to meet with former prime minister Stephen Harper on Jan. 11, 2013.Onion Lake was also one of the sponsors of a national conference in Edmonton on missing and murdered Indigenous women held in September.Fox has been a long-time chief of Onion Lake since the 1980s. He was first elected to council at age 21 in 1983. Three years later, he was elected chief of oil-rich community.Onion Lake has about 5,000 band members and sits about 50 kilometres north of Lloydminster, Alta., on the Saskatchewan-Alberta border.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Elton John Plans Final Las Vegas Residency Shows

first_img Facebook Elton John’s Final Curtain Call In Las Vegas elton-john-plans-final-las-vegas-residency-shows GRAMMY winner announces the final dates for his long-running Million Dollar Piano residency Renée FabianGRAMMYs Oct 16, 2017 – 2:04 pm Since his initial 2004 The Red Piano Las Vegas residency, and now his Million Dollar Piano Show, which he reprised in 2011, Elton John has played nearly 450 dates during his stint in Las Vegas. That time will now come to a close in 2018. Elton John Plans Final Las Vegas Residency Shows NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Dec 2, 2014 – 10:58 pm Elton John Interview Twitter Email News The GRAMMY winner announced his final 14 residency dates at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace will run between April 28 and May 19, 2018. These follow a 17th leg to his show in October and November, as well as dates in February and March 2018.Tickets for these final dates will go on sale Oct. 22, and are available in person at the box office or via AXS.com or the Colosseum’s website.”Weird Al” Yankovic Announces “Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour”last_img read more

POLICE LOG for September 17 Man Arrested For Assault With A Dangerous

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, September 17, 2018:A gray 2007 Ford Ecovan was struck by an 18-wheeler in a hit and run on the 93 South Exit 41 ramp. State Police notified. (12:49pm)Police advised vehicle that blocking travel lane in front of Middle School to move into parking spot. (2:33pm)Police issued a citation for failure to stop for a school bus with flashing lights on Middlesex Avenue. (3:11pm)A caller reported she witnessed a female party defecate in the middle of the Savers parking lot and drive away. Police checked residence, but female party not home. Police were eventually able to advise her. (3:29pm)A caller reported a motorcyclist cut him off and punched his window. Motorcyclist was following him, but is no longer. Caller was told to drive to police station. (3:56pm)A caller reported one male was kicking another male on the ground in the street on Park Street. Upon police arrival, one of the males ran into the woods. Police was able to locate and arrest the male. Christopher John Wiese (33, North Reading) was arrested with Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. (4:40pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 3: Man Issued Summons For Resisting Arrest; Turkeys Struck In Roadway; Hit & RunIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 19: Fist Fight At Planet Fitness; Hawk Stuck Inside Building; Gas Line StruckIn “Police Log”last_img read more