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How a tantrum over serving nuts on Korean Air flight ended with

How a tantrum over serving nuts on Korean Air flight ended with a prison sentence SEOUL, South Korea – The headline-grabbing “nut rage” episode reached a conclusion Thursday with a one- year prison sentence for its chief protagonist, Korean Air heiress Cho Hyun-ah. A South Korean court found that she violated aviation law when she ordered a crew member off a Dec. 5 flight before it took off from New York, forcing the Korean Air plane to return to the gate. Cho, then head of cabin service at the airline, was angered at being offered macadamia nuts in a bag instead of on a dish, and she physically confronted the crew in the first-class cabin.Q: WHO IS CHO HYUN-AH?A: Cho, 40, is the eldest of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho’s three children. After graduating from Hotel Management School at Cornell University, Cho in 1999 joined Korean Air, which was founded by her grandfather. She enjoyed fast-track promotion and became an executive in 2006 at the age of 32. Her paternal grandfather is a member of the first generation of entrepreneurs who helped build the economy from the ashes of Korean War. She is married to a prominent plastic surgeon, who performed his nips and tucks in Gangnam, a tony district of Seoul, and has twin sons.Q: HOW SERIOUS WERE THE CHARGES?A: The most serious of the charges was Cho’s violation of aviation security law, which prohibits forcing an aircraft to deviate from its planned route. The maximum penalty on that charge was 10 years in prison. Prosecutors called for a total of three years in prison for all the charges, which included assaulting a flight attendant, hindering a government investigation and obstructing flight personnel. The only charge Cho was cleared of was hindering the government’s probe.Q: WHAT CAME OUT IN COURT?A: Cho and her family ran Korean Air by instilling fear. No criticism was allowed against their prickly management. Park Chang-jin, the chief flight attendant forced off the plane by Cho, told judges that she treated employees “like feudal slaves.” Kim Do-hee, the flight attendant who served macadamia nuts in a bag to Cho, testified that she saw Cho’s power at the airline as “unimaginably big.” When Cho became furious, she was like a “beast looking for prey” and an “angry tiger,” according to the testimony of the two flight attendants.Q: WHY WAS SOUTH KOREA INFURIATED?A: The incident touched a nerve in South Korea, where the economy is dominated by family-controlled conglomerates known as chaebol. Public opinion has turned against the founding families who have tended to treat their sprawling businesses, which employ millions of people, like personal empires. Their crimes, including tax evasion and embezzling company funds, have usually been punished with suspended prison sentences, and they later are wiped from the slate through presidential pardon. The first and second generations of these families were credited with helping to transform South Korea into a developed nation. But the third generation is regarded as pampered and entitled, and the public is less tolerant of their excesses.Q: WHAT ARE SOUTH KOREANS SAYING ABOUT THE SENTENCE?A: Jo Young-sang, 24: “Personally, I think the one-year sentence was a bit short. Recently, issues regarding such behaviours are the talk of the town. I think there will be no improvement in the service industry working environment if conglomerates continue to treat people like this.”Teacher Chang Sabine: “To me, the nut rage incident looked like a rich kid in an elementary school looking down on poor or weak kids. I think she should be doing community service to become mentally matured.”Q: WHAT ARE OTHER CHAEBOL CRIMES?A: Tax evasion, breach of trust and embezzlement are the most frequent chaebol family crimes. Among the chaebol bosses convicted for white collar crimes are Cho’s father, Cho Yang-ho, Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee, Hyundai Motor chairman Chung Mong-koo, Hanwha chairman Kim Seung-youn, SK chairman Chey Tae-won and CJ Group chairman Lee Jay-hyun. Of them, only Chey has been in prison. Bosses at Samsung, Hyundai Motor, Korean Air and Hanhwa received suspended prison terms. In 2007, Hanwha’s Kim was found guilty of beating bar workers who scuffled with his then-22-year-old son. Kim’s bodyguards took the victims to a construction site near Seoul, where the tycoon kicked and punched them.___Follow Youkyung Lee: www.twitter.com/YKLeeAP AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Feb 12, 2015 12:08 pm MDT read more

Denzel Ward says he would have played in bowl game if Ohio

INDIANAPOLIS — Denzel Ward had a decision to make.As a highly regarded NFL prospect who might slot among the top 10 picks of the 2018 NFL Draft, he had to make a choice of whether to play in the Cotton Bowl against USC on Dec. 29. He went back and forth, but ultimately chose to sit out and focus on improving his draft stock.However, had the Buckeyes’ made the College Football Playoff rather than end up outside the top-four teams, he would have played. When asked at the NFL combine Sunday whether he would have suited up in scarlet and gray for either the Sugar Bowl or the Rose Bowl, he had a simple answer: “Yes sir.”Former Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward (12) on the sidelines during the Buckeyes’ Cotton Bowl victory against USC on Dec. 29, 2017. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorWard said he did not tell the coaches he would not be playing on the final day, but it was a late, difficult decision. He said he ultimately sat out the bowl game to “not risk injury.”“It’s not that I didn’t want to play the game,” Ward said. “I wanted to play. It was hard. I’m glad I got the win, though.”He said NFL teams have asked him about the decision, but does not believe teams have held the decision against him.“They just want to hear my thoughts of why I did sit out the bowl game,” Ward said.Though Ward did not play in the bowl game as a junior, he practiced the entire week. He said he practiced to help the younger corners, such as then-freshman Jeffrey Okudah who played the most snaps of his career against the Trojans.Ward played three seasons and had a combined 67 tackles, 24 pass deflections and two interceptions. As a junior, he was named a first-team All-American. Ward has a chance to become the fourth Ohio State cornerback selected in the first round, following in the footsteps of Eli Apple, Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley. read more

Piotr Chrapkowski moves to Vive Targi Kielce

Piotr Chrapkowski, who played for Wisla Plock since 2010, will be joining Vive Targi Kielce, the official Kielce website announced. The player has signed a three-year contract. The Kielce President Servaas sees the young player as a huge talent, and believes in his skills, which would definitely be best developed in a world class club such as Vive Kielce. ← Previous Story Onesta calls the “Experts” for Lithuania and Turkey Next Story → France LNH (Round 25): HBC Nantes with a setback in the fight for second place chrapkowskiPoland handballvive kielceWisla Plock

THE END OF PERSIAN GULF CONFLICT Will Bahrain and UAE get back

bahrain and uaeBahrain handballMIDDLE EASmiddle east handballuae handball ← Previous Story Baltic Handball League: Perfect weekend for Estonian teams Next Story → Tomasz Rosinski to miss Qatar 2015 Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain agreed on Sunday to return their ambassadors to Qatar, signaling an end to an eight-month rift over Doha’s support for Islamist groups. Political conflict between countries in Persian Gulf caused a real mess in handball world, when Bahrain and United Araba Emirates decided to decline participation on World Championship 2015 in Doha.IHF announced a week ago that IHF Council will decide about the replacement for these two national teams on their meeting on November 21.  In the last few days a lot of rumours could be heard about substitutions, from Korea, Kuwait, Australia, to European teams as Serbia, Iceland or Hungary.  Diplomatic handball battle was fought in silence. read more

Poll Would you like to be able to speak more Irish

first_imgPoll: Would you like to be able to speak more Irish? Give it to us straight. Be honest. http://jrnl.ie/3853617 Friday 16 Feb 2018, 12:45 PM WITH THE COLLAPSE of the Northern Ireland executive talks and speculation about gaelscoileanna carrying out pre-interviews with young children, there has been a lot of talk this week about the Irish language this week.The 2016 Census showed that 1.76 million people in the country can speak as Gaeilge, but only 73,803 people said they speak it every day (outside school) and just 8,068 Irish language Census forms were completed.Lots of us have those cúpla focal but not enough to get by. What about you?Would you like to be able to speak more Irish? I’m already fluent (1095) 104 Comments Share246 Tweet Email Yes (9693) Short URL No (2900) Image: Niall Carson Graffiti on a wall in Belfast calling for an Irish Language Act in Northern Ireland. Poll Results: Graffiti on a wall in Belfast calling for an Irish Language Act in Northern Ireland. Image: Niall Carson Feb 16th 2018, 12:46 PM 35,731 Views YesNoI’m already fluentVote By TheJournal.ie Team Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

ReignsStrowman in a Last Man Standing Match on RAW tonight

first_img August 7, 2017 at 2:27 pm Now Playing Up Next WWE RAW is live tonight from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.Advertised for tonight is Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman in a Last Man Standing match.WWE will also give an update on the injury to Bayley and her status for SummerSlam.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of RAW beginning tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWrestleMania Could Be Biggest EverVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Seth Rollins Daniel Bryan 2 COMMENTS WWE And WrestleMania 34 Bring New Orleans A Big Payday God this match again. Every single one has sucked Cameron Huff August 7, 2017 at 11:27 am Now Playing Up Next WWE 2K20’s 2K Showcase Mode will showcase the careers of The Four Horsewomen WWE’s Kevin Owens Scheduled For Surgery Nick Noel WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Downcenter_img Videos Articles Could The Rock Vs. Roman Reigns Actually Happen? Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns Pinterest Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Videos Articles How many times are we going to see this match?! You’d think this fued would’ve ended after Great Balls of Fire. Google+ WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) Facebook Comments are closed.last_img read more

Luka Jovic dismisses Barcelona Bayern Munich links

first_imgSerbian striker Luka Jovic wants to stay at Eintracht Frankfurt, despite rumoured interest from Barcelona and Bayern MunichThe Benfica loanee is tied with Borussia Dortmund’s Paco Alcacer as the Bundesliga’s leading scorer on 10 goals this season.Frankfurt sporting director Bruno Hubner has already made it clear he intends to sign Jovic permanently this summer for a rumoured fee in the region of €10-12m.But reports in the German media have suggested that Barcelona and Bayern are interested in making their own moves for the highly-rated Jovic.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Although the 20-year-old insists his sole focus lies with Frankfurt.“We, the players, shouldn’t think about that. The management at the club will decide that. As for me, I’d like to stay with Eintracht,” Jovic told Bild.“It’s nice that such big clubs are thinking about someone like me. But I keep both feet on the ground and only think about the next game.”Frankfurt, who are fifth in the Bundesliga table, will host Bayer Leverkusen in a league match on Sunday at 18:00 (CET).last_img read more

49 Voices Clintonette Gregg of Anchorage

first_imgClintonette Gregg of Anchorage. (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)This week we’re hearing from Clintonette Gregg of Anchorage. Gregg grew up in Kotzebue and is the leader of the Anchorage Northern Lights dancers. The Inupiaq dance group opened the first day of the AFN convention on Thursday.Listen nowGREGG: I have been Inupiaq dancing since I was about 14 years old. The beauty of it, watching my girlfriend — who’s no longer with us anymore, she had passed on — watching her dance and just watching the fluent graceful movements of the song and the dance, and watching how it enlightened the audience, and how it drew them into the dancing… I felt that was such a beautiful thing. And the songs are so beautiful to listen to.I have too many favorites. Growing up, I would have to say, when I first started out, it would have to be the boat paddling song. The tone of the song itself and how it relates to being out in the water and just being one with the water, and being able to do your subsistence with just a small boat and your two hands just amazes me.We also have a seagull dance. In Inupiaq we call the seagull nauyak. And in this song, it depicts the seagull soaring over the ocean looking for fish. And it depicts not only the Inupiaq people going out and subsisting, but it also tells stories of how the animals did the same.So it makes me very proud to know that my teaching is actually being instilled in the youth, and it makes me feel good to know that it’s going to be carried on in the future when they’re adults.To know where they come from. There’s always that question in everyone’s mind: Who am I? Where do I come from? What is my background? And when you don’t have that information, and you have to go and search for it, you’re spending more time trying to find out who you are than knowing who you are, and being able to share that with others.last_img read more

Road crashes kill 7221 in 2018

first_imgBangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity members present its statistics at a media briefing at the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on Friday. Photo: CourtesyA total of 7,221 people were killed in at least 5,514 road accidents across the country last year, the Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, a passengers’ welfare association, said on Friday.As many as 15,466 others were injured in the accidents.Apart from them, 394 people were killed and 248 others injured in 370 train accidents last year. Accidents on waterways left 126 people dead and 230 others injured with an estimated 387 others missing, the Samity told a media briefing at the Jatiya Press Club presenting its statistics, reports UNB.The numbers were compiled from local, regional, and online newspapers and television channels, said the organisation’s secretary general Md Muzammel Haque Chowdhury.They identified several reasons, including reckless driving, overtaking, road conditions, and vehicles without fitness, for the road accidents.last_img read more

Civilians flee Syria assault on Daraa

first_imgSmoke rising above the city of Deraa as it’s being bombarded, Syria on 26 June in this still image taken from video. Photo: ReutersSyria’s army launched an assault on the flashpoint southern city of Daraa Tuesday, state media said, after a week of deadly bombardment on the nearby countryside caused mass displacement.Government forces have set their sights on retaking the south of the country, a strategic area that borders Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.The escalation against rebels in the past week is the latest in a Russian-backed campaign to retake territory lost since the start of the Syria’s war in 2011.For a week, regime forces have ramped up their bombardment of countryside areas in the southern province of Daraa, which the United Nations says has forced 45,000 people to flee.But on Tuesday, state media said the army was launching an “operation” on the provincial capital itself, known widely as the cradle of Syria’s seven-year uprising.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said it was the first ground operation inside the city since the escalation began.“Regime forces targeted the city of Daraa with more than 15 surface-to-surface missiles, and Russian and Syrian air strikes continue,” the Observatory said.An AFP correspondent on the southern edge of Daraa city said he could see large columns of smoke along the city’s skyline and two airplanes circling above amid the steady boom of air strikes and shelling.State television reported: “Syria’s army is carrying out targeted air strikes against terrorist positions and fortifications in Daraa.”Government news agency SANA said the strikes were a prelude “before military units advance into the south-eastern quarter of the city.”Rebel groups mainly hold the southern half of the city while loyalists control the north.‘Unparalleled destruction’Syria’s army is pursuing a divide-and-conquer strategy against rebels in the south, aiming to chop up the horseshoe-shaped territory that the opposition holds.“The regime is seeking to take control of a military base south of the city, which will allow it to cut the route between Daraa city and the Jordanian border, as well as further divide the rebel areas,” said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman, as clashes around the base continued.Overnight, regime forces had recaptured two villages in the east of Daraa province, which allowed them to cut off a rebel pocket, the monitor said.A military source cited by state media said the army had seized both Basr al-Harir and Mlehat al-Atash.Troops then arrived on the edges of the nearby town of Al-Herak, SANA said.Air strikes and barrel bombs on Tuesday caused “unparallelled destruction across the town and to its infrastructure”, 48-year-old resident Khaleel al-Hariri told AFP.Al-Herak’s hospital had already been put out of service several days ago by bombardment.Raids on Tuesday also killed a rescue worker in the town of Basr al-Harir, the White Helmets rescue service said.The UN humanitarian coordination office (OCHA) in Syria said at least 45,000 people had fled fighting in the area in recent days.Syrians fleeDisplaced families on Tuesday could be seen streaming out of rebel-held areas in trucks piled high with mattresses, furniture, and blankets.In the distance, air strikes left massive brown-grey clouds of smoke hanging above agricultural fields.Rebels hold most of Daraa and the adjacent province of Quneitra, while the government holds a majority of Sweida to the east.The army began an intense bombardment of Daraa’s eastern countryside last week, then started striking the rebel half of Daraa city.On Tuesday, regime forces expanded the offensive even further.“Russian and Syrian air strikes began hitting opposition positions in Daraa’s western countryside near the Golan Heights, for the first time in a year,” said Abdel Rahman, killing six civilians.The regime bombardment has killed 38 civilians in a week, while 29 rebels and 24 pro-government fighters have been killed so far.The United Nations had previously warned that fighting was putting 750,000 people in rebel-held areas of the south in harm’s way.More than five million people have fled abroad since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011. Another six million are displaced inside the country.Jordan has said it could not absorb a new wave of refugees and its border with Syria would remain closed.Amman has a “duty” to protect refugees; Amnesty International said while telling the Jordanian government it “must open its border to those fleeing Syria”.Front lines had been relatively quiet for nearly a year under a “de-escalation” deal agreed by Russia, the United States and Jordan in July 2017.To avoid a bloody onslaught, Russia is leading talks with Syria, Jordan, Israel and the United States to reach a negotiated settlement.last_img read more

Mosque massacres revive Balkan war wounds

first_imgA woman writes a note to leave among flowers left in tribute to victims in Christchurch on 17 March 2019, two days after a shooting incident at two mosques in the city. — Photo: AFPAs the gunman drove to the two New Zealand mosques where he carried out his mass killings, a Serb nationalist song was heard playing in the background of the haunting video he broadcast live on Facebook.The mass shooter’s weapons also bore the names of several historical Serb nationalist figures, revealing an unexpected interest in Balkan conflicts that stirred bad blood in a region fractured by war.Hours after 50 people were gunned down in two mosques by the Australian right-wing extremist in Christchurch, Bosnia’s ambassador went on local television to express concern about the song heard in the suspected killer’s video that went on to show him murder victim after victim.It was a “Serbian nationalist song in which the name of Radovan Karadzic is mentioned and called on to lead Serbs”, he said, referring the convicted war criminal who led Bosnia’s Serbs during the 1992-95 war.Karadzic will go before a UN court this week to hear the final verdict on his 40-year sentence for the genocide of Muslims in Srebrenica and other atrocities during the inter-ethnic conflict in Bosnia that left 100,000 dead.According to the Bosnian diplomat, the song’s lyrics also say “Turks must be killed”, a term hardline Serb nationalists still routinely use to refer to Bosnian Muslims.Though linked the 1990s war, the song played by the 28-year-old suspect Brenton Tarrant appears to have more recently been revived as an internet meme in the extreme-right circles he circulated in online.But Tarrant also connected his savage act to figures deep into Balkan history, alongside a roster of other right-wing extremists from across the globe he paid homage to in his hate-filled manifesto.- Ottoman obsession -Among the historical military figures whose names were scrawled on Tarrant’s weapons were several Serb nationalist icons.They were men who fought in famous battles against the the Ottoman Empire’s armies, such as Milos Obilic, a knight in Serb folklore, and Stefan Lazar, a 14th-century Serbian prince.The names of two other 19th century Balkan military leaders against the Ottomans, including Montenegrin general Marko Miljenov, were also written on the guns.During the Ottoman empire the Balkans was a site of frequent contact and conflict between the Muslim and Christian worlds.That history remains a key reference point for Serb ultra-nationalists today.According to local authorities, Tarrant travelled to the region himself in 2016 and early 2017, passing through Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia, and then Bulgaria in November 2018. He also visited Turkey.- ‘Inspired by Serb nationalism’ -In Sarajevo, the Islamic Community of Bosnia said it was alarmed that the “assassin started his bloody escapade to the sound of a song glorifying war crimes in Bosnia”.He “was clearly inspired by this same extremist ideology and hatred” of the 1990s, the group added.The shooter’s Balkan references also aroused bad memories in Kosovo, a mostly Muslim and ethnic-Albanian former Serbian province that broke away in a 1998-99 guerilla war. Some 13,000, mostly Albanians, were killed in the conflict.Writing on Twitter, Kosovo’s former foreign minister Petrit Selimi said the Australian gunman was “inspired by a particular brand of white supremacist nationalism rooted in #Serbia”.He added: “Wars and genocide perpetrated by Serbian ideologues, in Kosovo and Bosnia, seem to have become a point of inspiration for far right across the globe.”- ‘Anti-Serb hysteria’ -Officials in Serbia and Bosnia, whose Serb community is semi-autonomous, have been quick to denounce the finger-pointing.Bosnia’s ethnic Serb Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak condemned the “anti-Serb hysteria” he felt seized the region after the Christchurch massacres.”It is dangerous and irresponsible to establish a link between the crazy actions of a disturbed and sick person and an entire people,” he said in a statement.The country’s Serb co-president Milorad Dodik, who shares the post with a Croat and Muslim counterparts, also criticised the “vile campaign” against his community.Meanwhile in Belgrade, foreign minister Ivica Dacic insisted “Serbia had nothing to do with” the massacre.And the ultra-nationalist Serbian politician Vojislav Seselj, who was convicted of crimes against humanity but still serves in parliament, appeared to see himself as the victim of the story.”The demonisation of the Serbs will continue until our country has surrendered,” he told the local channel Happy TV.last_img read more

Qatar Airways A380 service makes first touchdown in Perth

first_imgQatar Airways introduces its new A380 daily service to PerthQatar Airways A380 service makes first touchdown in PerthThe award-winning airline’s luxurious double-decker aircraft increases capacity on the route by more than 44 percentQatar Airways’ flagship A380 aircraft proudly touched down in Perth for the very first time this evening.Now in its sixth year of operation, the deployment of the superjumbo on the Perth-Doha route will add an additional 300 seats daily, an increase of more than 44 percent. Perth is also Qatar Airways’ third gateway in Australia to be flying the 517-seater aircraft, following Sydney and Melbourne. Qatar Airways also flies the A350 daily to Adelaide and the B777 to Canberra.Qatar Airways Senior Manager for Australasia, Mr. Adam Radwanski, said: “Our Australia footprint has grown tremendously in the last two years, bearing testament to the country’s robust travel demand. We are hence delighted to fly our iconic A380 aircraft to Perth, offering Western Australia travellers an unparalleled travel experience onboard their entire journey with us. Passengers whose final destinations are in Europe can do so onboard our ultra-modern fleet featuring the A380s, the A350s, the Dreamliner B787s and the Qsuite-equipped B777 planes after transiting through Hamad International Airport, one of only six five-star airports in the world.”Perth Airport CEO Mr. Kevin Brown said: “The A380 is the largest commercial aircraft – and Qatar Airways’ decision to utilise it on this route, strengthens its commitment to the Perth market. The larger aircraft will add almost 109,000 additional seats annually providing an extraordinary opportunity to bring more international tourists to our capital city and our State. This is a quality aircraft being operated by one of the world’s top airlines and with Qatar Airways’ major sectors beyond Doha being London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Rome and Paris, this opens up new opportunities to attract more tourists from the European market.”Featuring a tri-class configuration of seating in First, Business and Economy Class over two decks, the A380 features a luxurious First Class cabin, one of the largest onboard lounges in the sky, the world’s best Business Class offering and a spacious Economy Class cabin for 517 passengers.Qatar Airways has also put in great effort to optimise the A380 for passenger wellness. Besides quiet, spacious cabins, passengers can also enjoy an extensive dining menu onboard. First and Business Class passengers can indulge in an on-demand à la carte menu, with a signature caviar service available for First Class customers. All passengers can enjoy Qatar Airways award-winning Oryx One on-demand entertainment system featuring up to 4,000 entertainment options.The launch of the A380 service comes in tandem with a series of recent announcements by Qatar Airways to expand their global network. The new A380 service will allow more passengers to connect seamlessly to Qatar Airways UK and Ireland network, offering passengers seamless access to Dublin and our five UK gateways – London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Cardiff.The national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest-growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world, with a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents.Perth – Doha Flights Schedule:Perth-Doha QR 901 Departs 23:05hrs, Arrives 05:40hrs+1Doha-Perth QR 900 Departs 02:05hrs, Arrives 18:25hrsSource = Qatar Airwayslast_img read more

Chicago Town Hall Tackles Diversity With Mortgage LGBT Leaders

first_imgChicago Town Hall Tackles Diversity With Mortgage & LGBT Leaders in Daily Dose, Featured, journal, News Share In spite of many advances made, LGBT individuals continue to face discrimination in many sectors of modern life, and that includes the worlds of finance and housing. LGBT youth continue to make up an abnormally high percentage of the United States’ homeless population, and local housing assistance services don’t always have systems in place to help combat that trend. LGBT individuals also sometimes face discrimination or limitations on access to financial services. How can the mortgage industry adapt and evolve to meet the needs of this segment of the population? The American Mortgage Diversity Council is working to try and answer that question.On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, The American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC), in partnership with Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Chicago, will host a town hall discussion with leaders from the Chicago LGBT community. The meeting is the second in a series of town halls to be convened by the AMDC with LGBT community leaders from major cities across the nation.John Rieger, Executive Director for the American Mortgage Diversity Council, said, “The American Mortgage Diversity Council is a membership-driven organization of companies in the financial services industry working collaboratively to advance the conversations around diversity and inclusion by focusing on challenges faced by minority- and women-owned businesses, creating solutions through advocacy, education, and training.”The first AMDC town hall occurred in Dallas, Texas, in December 2017, including representatives from US Bank, MSI, Accumatch, Bank of America, Mr. Cooper, and the Five Star Institute, as well as community leaders from local LGBT organizations and charities. Topics discussed included housing protections for LGBT individuals, federal programs that encourage LGBT homeownership, workplace inclusiveness and discrimination protections, and unconscious bias training.Five Star President and CEO Ed Delgado said, “Five Star and the American Mortgage Diversity Council are proud to continue uniting mortgage industry and LGBT leaders with this series of town hall discussions. The promotion of diversity and inclusion is crucial for all sectors of society and business.”For more information, click here to view the AMDC’s website.center_img AMDC American Mortgage Diversity Council chicago Diversity Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago LGBT LGBT Town Hall 2018-01-17 David Wharton January 17, 2018 650 Views last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Nov 12, 2018 12:16 pm PDT Last Updated Nov 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 18-24 Nov. 18: Actress Brenda Vaccaro is 79. Actress Linda Evans is 76. Actress Susan Sullivan is 76. Country singer Jacky Ward is 72. Actor Jameson Parker is 71. Actress-singer Andrea Marcovicci is 70. Singer Graham Parker is 68. Comedian Kevin Nealon is 65. Actor Oscar Nunez (“The Office”) is 60. Actress Elizabeth Perkins is 58. Singer Kim Wilde is 58. Guitarist Kirk Hammett of Metallica is 56. Singer Tim DeLaughter of Polyphonic Spree (and Tripping Daisy) is 53. Actor Owen Wilson is 50. Actor Dan Bakkedahl (“Life in Pieces,” ”The Mindy Project”) is 50. Singer-Broadway composer Duncan Sheik is 49. Actor Mike Epps is 48. Actress Peta Wilson (“La Femme Nikita”) is 48. Actress Chloe Sevigny (“Big Love,” ”Boys Don’t Cry”) is 44. Actor Steven Pasquale (“The Good Wife”) is 42. Rapper Fabolous is 41. Actor-director Nate Parker (“Birth of a Nation”) is 39. Rapper Mike Jones is 38. Actress Mekia (“Secrets and Lies”) is 37. Actress-comedian Nasim Pedrad (“Scream Queens,” ”Saturday Night Live”) is 37. Singer TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne is 34. Actor Nathan Kress (“iCarly”) is 26.Nov. 19: Talk show host Larry King is 85. Talk show host Dick Cavett is 82. Media mogul Ted Turner is 80. Fashion designer Calvin Klein is 76. Sportscaster Ahmad Rashad is 69. Actor Robert Beltran (“Big Love,” ”Star Trek: Voyager”) is 65. Actress Kathleen Quinlan is 64. Actress Glynnis O’Connor is 63. Journalist Ann Curry is 62. Actress Allison Janney (“The West Wing”) is 59. Drummer Matt Sorum of Velvet Revolver (and Guns N’ Roses) is 58. Actress Meg Ryan is 57. Actress Jodie Foster is 56. Actress Terry Farrell (“Becker”) is 55. Drummer Travis McNabb (Better Than Ezra) is 49. Singer Tony Rich is 47. Singer Jason Albert of Heartland is 45. 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Singer Bjork is 53. Singer Chauncey Hannibal of BLACKstreet is 50. Bassist Alex James of Blur is 50. TV personality Rib Hillis (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) is 48. Rapper Pretty Lou of Lost Boyz is 47. Football player-turned-TV host Michael Strahan (“Good Morning America,” ”Live With Kelly and Michael”) is 47. Country singer Kelsi Osborn of SHeDAISY is 44. Actor Jimmi Simpson (“Westworld,” ”It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is 43. Actress Jena Malone (“Saved,” ”Life as a House”) is 34. Singer Carly Rae Jepsen is 33. Actor Sam Palladio (“Nashville”) is 31.Nov. 22: Actor Michael Callan is 83. Comedian-director Terry Gilliam (Monty Python) is 78. Actor Tom Conti is 77. Singer Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods) is 77. Guitarist-actor Little Steven (The E Street Band, “The Sopranos”) is 68. Bassist Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads is 68. Actress Lin Tucci (“Orange Is The New Black”) is 67. Singer Lawrence Gowan of Styx is 62. Actor Richard Kind (“Spin City,” ”Mad About You”) is 62. 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first_img FILE – In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after party at Wollman Rink in Central Park in New York. Smollett, who is black and gay, has said he was attacked by two masked men shouting racial and anti-gay slurs early Jan. 29, 2019. Chicago police said on Saturday, Feb. 16, “the trajectory of the investigation” into the reported attack on Smollett has shifted and they want to conduct another interview with the “Empire” actor. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett by The Associated Press Posted Feb 17, 2019 1:34 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Chicago police and representatives for Jussie Smollett aren’t speaking publicly about the investigation into a reported attack on the “Empire” actor.Police said Saturday that the investigation had “shifted” after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them without charges. Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said police had reached out to Smollett’s attorney to request a follow-up interview with him.Pam Sharp, a spokeswoman for Smollett, said Sunday that there were no updates “as of now.” Another spokeswoman, Anne Kavanagh, said she couldn’t comment on whether Smollett had agreed to another interview.Smollett reported last month that he was attacked by men who yelled homophobic and racial slurs.Smollett’s lawyers said late Saturday that the actor felt “victimized” by reports that he played a role in the assault. They also said Smollett would continue co-operating with police.___This story has been corrected to show that the spokeswoman’s last name is Kavanagh, not Kavanaugh.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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