Air Pacific re-brands as Fiji Airways

Saturday, June 29, 2013 Fiji’s national airline Air Pacific has now officially returned to its original name: Fiji Airways. Fiji Airways adopted the Air Pacific name in 1971, slightly prior to its first international flight on June 3, 1973. The re-brand was described by interim CEO Aubrey Swift as allowing the airline to align itself “closer with Fiji as a […]

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Relief efforts continue Over 116,000 are reported dead in the coastal areas of Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and other regions. As international aid begins to flow to the region, casualties caused by outbreaks of cholera, typhoid and related diseases, as well as by increasingly unsanitary conditions, threatens to push the death toll even higher. ‘Fockers’ set to meet […]

On the campaign trail in the USA, August 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016 The following is the fourth edition of a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2016 presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month’s biggest stories. In this month’s edition on the campaign trail: the vice presidential nominee of the Reform Party is revealed; those attacked in a high […]

2008 Computex Preview: A decisive battle for IT industry and trade show quality

Sunday, May 11, 2008 The 28th-annual COMPUTEX Taipei show, the second largest IT show in the world, is the largest one since they held their first show in 1982 since expanding to TWTC Nangang. Not only were vast ICT products showcased from upper, mid, and lower-stream vertical and horizontal OEMs, OBMs, and world-class stellar companies like Intel, AMD, ASUS, Foxconn, […]

Clash of cultures: Somali and Latino workers at U.S. meat packing plants

Friday, October 17, 2008 Muslim Somali workers at a meat packing plant in Grand Island, Nebraska wanted to pray. Their colleagues from Latin America wanted to work. A dispute over the company’s break schedule led to formal discrimination claims, mass job walk-offs and public protests by both sides last month, and a reported 200 firings. Tensions at the plant began […]

Short-tailed bats to be transferred to Kapiti Island, New Zealand

Thursday, February 3, 2005 Tararua Ranges, New Zealand — In an attempt at a world first twenty short-tailed bats are to be moved by the New Zealand Department of Conservation from the Tararua Ranges to Kapiti Island. If the transfer to predator-free Kapiti works, it will become the first time that bats have ever been trans-located. All previous attempts at […]

Getting Closer With Nature: Big Bear Camping At Its Finest}

Click Here For More Specific Information On: Caravan To Buy Australian Off Road Caravans Getting Closer With Nature: Big Bear Camping At Its Finest by Sean KempenskiProbably one of the most settings for private and public camping that’s located in the southern regions of sunny California is Big Bear Mountain. It’s the perfect setting especially for families, couples on a […]

Fire hits Egyptian national theatre

Sunday, September 28, 2008 A fire on Saturday destroyed the main hall of the Egyptian National Theatre in Cairo. Six people have been injured including three firefighters. No one was in the theatre at the time as it was closed for the weekend. Egyptian state culture minister Faruq Hosni, said “The fire broke out in the main hall of the […]

Heatwave hits the UK and Ireland

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 Today has seen Britain’s hottest recorded July day with temperatures hitting 36.5ºC (97.7ºF) in Wisley in Surrey. Warm air from the Gulf Stream is raising the temperature, and the hot weather is causing the asphalt on some public roads to melt, requiring gritting. Some schools stayed closed on Wednesday, while others shut at lunchtime. Many school […]