Black Watch Snipers Must See TV

first_img Facebook The best way to observe Remembrance Day ? Reserve time to watch the brilliant new documentary Black Watch Snipers which premieres Friday night at 9 on History..Look, I thought I knew a fair bit about Canada’s role in World War II But Black Watch Snipers opens up a whole new perspective..It’s a docudrama finely directed by Robin Bicknell (for Yap Films) that profiles four young Canadians from Montreal’s Black Watch regiment who operated behind German lines. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The four survivors interviewed here are Jimmy Bennett, Jim”Hook” Wilkinson, Russell “Sandy” Sanderson and Mike Brunner.“They were very young men then,” Bicknell says. “And now they are very aged, at the ends of their lives. And the stories just came pouring out, Many of these harrowing details they had never even told to their families.”The story has texture and substance through their shared experiences of working under a charismatic leader –Ontario’s Dale Sharpe and I’m not giving anything away by saying he died in battle aged just 27.Says Bicknell :”His family never knew much of this story, they never knew his truly heroic characteristics. He led his men brilliantly.” Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Many Nominations for TCI Hotels in World Travel Awards Gala

first_img Sandals Resorts International Honored At Annual World Travel Awards Related Items:amanyara, point grace, regent palms, world travel awards Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Sept 2015 – Turks and Caicos beaches, hotels and properties top the list of nominees for the 2015 World Travel Awards, which is now just weeks away.The Turks and Caicos Islands is just one of 14 Caribbean destinations in 2015 nominated for Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination and Caribbean’s Leading Destination.The TCI is also nominated for Leading Dive, Best Honeymoon and the most Romantic destination prizes. Meanwhile, several properties which have won accolades in the past are back on the list of nominees this year, including Beaches Resort Villages and Spa for Caribbean’s All Inclusive Family Resort.Point Grace and the Regent Palms are both nominated for leading all-suite Hotel, Amanyara Villas makes the cut for Leading Beach Resort, Parrot Cay and Point Grace are both nominated for Leading Boutique hotel, Regent Palms and Parrot Cay are in the running for Caribbean’s Leading Hotel; the Estate at Grace Bay is on the list for Leading Hotel Residence and the VIP Flyers Club at the Providenciales International Airport is nominated for Caribbean’s Leading Airport Lounge.Dubbed as the Oscars of the travel industry, the World Travel Awards Caribbean and North American Gala Ceremony 2015 will be held at the Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis and Spa Resort in Great Exuma, in The Bahamas on Saturday October 17th. Recommended for you Resort Security catches illegals on speed boat Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort to host World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015last_img read more

Govt to build bridge across Muri Ganga

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the state government will come up with a steel bridge across Muri Ganga river to reduce hassles of reaching Gangasagar.Muri Ganga is a tributary of the Hooghly river that connects Sagar Island with Kakdwip. People have to travel by road and then on vessels to reach Gangasagar for taking the holy dip every year. “It will take time as the cost for constructing the bridge as per estimates will be over Rs 1,500 crore. But we will come up with the bridge to facilitate the pilgrims who come to Sagar Island every year in January, from different states. Our Chief Secretary has already spoken with the state Public Works Department and has asked to prepare a DPR,” Banerjee said at a programme held in Babughat, where pilgrims of Gangasagar have camped. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThe Chief Minister said that after the state government announced its plans to come up with a deep sea port at Tajpur, the Centre had asked for 74 percent stake in the port. Banerjee had then imposed a condition upon them that the state would be ready to hand over the stake to them if they come up with a 3.5 km long steel bridge on Muri Ganga to make the journey to Gangasagar smooth. “Four years have gone by but the Centre has done nothing. Every year, more than 20 lakh pilgrims come to Gangasagar. The infrastructural development in the last three-four years at the place has ensured that pilgrims come here repeatedly. So we have already taken a decision that we will not look for any central assistance and will construct the bridge on our own,” Banerjee said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedShe urged the pilgrims not to pay heed to any religious instigation. “The administration will take strong action against anybody who will try to incite people on religious grounds,” she warned. She also came down heavily on BJP without taking the party’s name and said: “A party is trying to preach a culture of hatred in the country.” Meanwhile, Banerjee offered government service to a family member of a liftman at Nabanna who suddenly died a few days back, from the Babughat venue and also unveiled two linear accelerator machines for cancer treatment at NRS Hospital. “The machine is capable of treating 70 patients per day,” Banerjee said.last_img read more

Bonus 5 commission on Europe with Air Canada Vacations

center_img Bonus 5% commission on Europe with Air Canada Vacations MONTREAL — Air Canada Vacations’ Europe packages are leading in at $999 per person, plus agents get 5% bonus commission. Clients will also earn 2,500 bonus Aeroplan Miles and receive an additional $100 off when they book a minimum seven-night package with a travel agent. All offers end May 31.ACV has packages to Scotland from $1,003 per person, to Paris from $1,174 and to Greece from $1,902. “These prices are all-in. All taxes. All fees,” says George Platanitis, Vice President, Sales & Partnerships, Air Canada Vacations. “Many travellers believe that vacations to Europe are expensive but that’s really not the case with ACV.”The tour operator’s Europe CruiseAir product also comes with 5% commission on the air portion. CruiseAir’s flexible terms include a full refund on booked flights up to 30 days prior to travel, one name change up to 30 days prior to travel and bonus Aeroplan Miles. A $100 refundable deposit holds flights.More news:  FIVE FESTIVE FOODS TO TRY AT EUROPE’S CHRISTMAS MARKETSAs an added incentive, when agents book any Europe package, including cruise, by May 31, they’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win one of four pairs of air tickets to Europe or an air-inclusive seven-night Mediterranean cruise for two on any MSC ship sailing this season.All of ACV’s Europe packages can be booked online at aircanadavacations.com, REVNET or the call centre. Each vacation package to Europe includes flights, transfers, accommodations and suggested or pre-arranged excursions based on the destination – thousands of a la carte hotel options are also available.Air Canada Vacations recently wrapped up its Europe, Cruise and Canada product launches in Montreal and Toronto. The trade shows, sit-down dinners and product presentations drew more than 400 travel agents. Tags: Air Canada Vacations, Europelast_img read more

Cape Town will run out of water in less than 80 days

first_img Posted by As you walk in to Woolworths in Greenpoint. #CapeTownWaterCrisis pic.twitter.com/ghGHQOsHbf— Graeme Raubenheimer (@GraemeRauby) January 22, 2018The water shortage is leading many residents to stock up on drinking water at local springs. CNN reports that water levels at dams have dropped 1.4% in the last week.On Twitter, the hashtag #CapeTownwatercrisis has been trending, with many users posting photos and videos related to the shortage. One of the most shocking videos was posted by Alistair Coy on Jan. 24, which shows Cape Town’s largest dam, Theewaterskloof, looking completely barren. Share Travelweek Group CAPE TOWN — It’s hard to believe that a major international city can ever run out of water, but it’s true – and it’s going to happen in Cape Town, South Africa on April 12.Locals are calling the day ‘Day Zero’, when taps will run dry following the worst drought in over 100 years. The situation is so dire, in fact, that Day Zero was initially set for April 22; earlier this week, officials bumped up the date by 10 days.Residents are being urged to recycle bath water to flush toilets, limiting showers to 90 seconds, and using hand sanitizer to wash hands. However, according to the mayor’s office, the majority of people “do not seem to care and are sending all of us headlong towards Day Zero.”If you want to know how serious the water situation is in Cape Town, this footage of the largest dam, Theewaterskloof, was taken this morning! Day Zero is not far away! @CapeTown @[email protected]#savewaternow pic.twitter.com/mL9Dr4JzKr— Alistair Coy (@alistaircoy) January 24, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img “Don’t flush this toilet”Yeah, apartheid is looking pretty good right about now.#CapeTownWaterCrisis pic.twitter.com/S25xaJWhjO— Scott Endres (@Scott_Endres) January 21, 2018In response, local authorities are taking matters into their own hands by enforcing water restrictions, effective Feb. 1. Residents will only be allowed to use 50 litres of water per person, per day, down from the current 87 litres per day.More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksIn an official statement, South African tourism said: “To counter the short-term effects of the drought, the city has put in place a number of initiatives to increase the supply of water and make provision for water shortages for locals and visitors. There will be water for tourists’ essential daily needs including access to drinking water and for personal hygiene. At present, tourists will be able to shower and maintain daily hygiene. Some swimming pools at hotels have been converted to salt (ocean) water.”Not even 6am… #CapeTown #CapeTownwatercrisis pic.twitter.com/URjdhX70fs— Waseefa (@Cfa89) January 21, 2018 Thursday, January 25, 2018 Tags: South Africa Cape Town will run out of water in less than 80 dayslast_img read more