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Joseph Mutaboba, the Secretary-General’s Representative in Guinea-Bissau and head of the UN Peacebuilding Support Office there, known as UNOGBIS, told a meeting of the Security Council that the general situation in the West African nation is “fragile and insecurity palpable” among the elite as well as general population. Guinea-Bissau, no stranger to civil conflicts, coups d’état and uprisings in recent decades, received another blow in early March with the assassinations of President Joao Bernardo Vieira and Chief of Staff Tagme Na Waie.Then on 5 June, Baciro Dabo, a candidate in the 28 June presidential elections, and Helder Proenca, a Member of Parliament and former Minister of Defense, were also assassinated.Mr. Mutaboba reported that there is a high degree of mistrust and scepticism, particularly over reports that the two politicians were killed because they resisted arrestHe said that although the events of the past several months do not provide the ideal setting for peaceful polls, the preparations for the 28 June elections, as well as for the international observation, remain on track.The upcoming elections will be critical for the country, he noted, pointing out that the Government, which had won an overwhelming victory in the legislative elections seven months ago, has been weakened by the paralysis over the March and June events and mounting government and security challenges. As a result, he said, the Government’s focus has moved away from delivering on its electoral promises of paying civil service salaries and improving social services and infrastructure. Therefore, it is important for the elected President, irrespective of what party he may come from, and the party that won the 2008 legislative elections to work together in the interest of creating a political environment for stable Government, said the Representative.“This enterprise requires a selfless spirit among the political class, in particular, and a healthy spirit of collaboration between the institutions of the State,” he stated. “Continued instability is the desire of spoilers who benefit from a weak state and organized crime and drug trafficking.”Speaking to reporters after briefing the Council, Mr. Mutaboba emphasized that the international community must significantly enhance its support for the country in every sector. “The needs of the country are enormous and this could be the last opportunity for the UN and the international community to [assist] Guinea-Bissau’s efforts to ensure sustainable peace and socio-economic development. If you fail, the country and the whole region will severely suffer.”Also briefing the Council today, Ambassador Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti of Brazil said the upcoming vote, if properly conducted, may pave the way for true dialogue among the main political forces and lead to an environment conducive to national reconciliation and the peaceful resolution of disputes. “Such an endeavour, which is crucial for peacebuilding, must be encouraged and supported by the international community,” said the Ambassador, who chairs the Guinea-Bissau Configuration of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, which helps countries emerging from conflict consolidate their gains and avoid slipping back into war. Also crucial for peacebuilding, she added, is addressing the country’s serious socio-economic problems, as well as adopting a long-term strategy for its development. Stating that the success of peacebuilding in Guinea-Bissau requires a stronger and more coherent UN presence on the ground, she voiced support for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s proposal – set out in his recent report – to transform UNOGBIS into an integrated peacebuilding office.“Giving the UN office in Guinea-Bissau a robust mandate with the corresponding mandate is the most politically wise and financial cost-effective decision the Security Council and the General Assembly can make today in support of the country.” 23 June 2009The challenges facing Guinea-Bissau, which has witnessed a spate of political killings and coup attempts since last August, are enormous, the top United Nations envoy to the country said today, urging the international community to stay engaged and provide the necessary support. read more
TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Economic dataStatistics Canada will release wholesale trade figures for July on Monday. The release comes after disappointing manufacturing and retail sales figures for the first month of the third quarter.DHX earningsDHX Media hosts its fourth-quarter and fiscal 2019 conference call on Monday. The Toronto-based producer and distributor of child and youth-oriented programming recently named Eric Ellenbogen, a former president and chief executive of Marvel Enterprises, as its new chief executive.Tech conferenceThe Elevate tech conference kicks off on Monday in Toronto, featuring a variety of speakers including Michelle Obama, Chris Hadfield, and Martha Stewart.Latest from BlackBerryBlackBerry will hold a conference call for its second quarter on Tuesday. BlackBerry shares took a deep dive in late June as concern about a competitor seemed to overshadow first-quarter financial results that were ahead of analyst estimates on several key measures.Investor conferenceThe Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce will be hosting its annual Eastern Institutional Investor Conference in Montreal on Wednesday, where executives from more than 65 companies will be speaking, beginning with CIBC chief executive Victor Dodig. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 22, 2019.The Canadian Press read more
According to a statement from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), this alarming news follows the de facto authorities’ rejection of applications by UN agencies and all international non-governmental organization (NGOs) working in Luhansk to work in the area. Several international NGOs have been informed that they must leave by 26 September. “I am also extremely concerned by the situation regarding accreditation and registration of international NGOs in Donetsk. A decision by the de facto authorities in Donetsk on the UN’s future operations remains on hold, and all UN agency operations have been suspended,” said Stephen O’Brien, the Under-Secretary-General for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief Coordinator. He said the de facto authorities in Luhansk and Donetsk have an obligation to allow and facilitate unimpeded and rapid humanitarian access. Their continued failure in this regard constitutes a blatant violation of international humanitarian law. “The suspension of almost all humanitarian programmes in Luhansk and Donetsk since mid-July is putting lives at risk and preventing the most vulnerable, including children, women and the elderly, from accessing basic services. It is having a serious impact on some 3 million people as winter approaches,” said Mr. O’Brien.According to the UN relief chief, some 16,000 tons of humanitarian assistance, including food, shelter and non-food relief supplies cannot be delivered. Hospitals cannot perform surgery because they lack anaesthesia. Patients’ lives are at risk without essential medicines such as insulin and tuberculosis vaccines. Moreover, some 150,000 people are not receiving monthly food distributions, 1.3 million people’s access to water is at risk, and more than 30,000 people have not received shelter materials and household items they urgently need. “I call on the de facto authorities in both Luhansk and Donetsk to ensure the immediate resumption of UN and international NGO activities,” said Mr. O’Brien.He also called on “everyone with influence over the de facto authorities” to use that influence to ensure the immediate resumption of humanitarian aid by UN agencies and international NGOs, and to win a commitment by the authorities to end interference in the provision of lifesaving assistance. read more
Baseball is probably the one major sporting event where there is no shame1OK, less shame. in leaving a little early. For starters, the games typically range from long to comically long. The average nine-inning Major League Baseball game in 2017 took three hours and five minutes, setting an all-time record. With a new rule to limit mound visits, the average 2018 game is hovering at an even three hours, which is still longer than “The Godfather” start to finish and would tie for the third longest mark in history.And unlike the current marathon affairs in college football, baseball is not exactly packing the extra minutes with scoring and excitement — unless pitchers jogging in from the bullpen is exciting to you. Plus, the stakes are low. They play 162 of these things. Add it all up and you understand why lines of fans hit the exits to beat the traffic home.Of course, as any purist will tell you, a fan who leaves a ballpark early risks missing out on heart-pumping late-inning action: Just ask the owner of the car whose taillights were visible just outside Dodger Stadium as Kirk Gibson’s walk-off homer to win Game 1 of the 1988 World Series landed in the right-field stands.We can’t advocate ever leaving early from the World Series.2I mean, seriously. But at an average, middle-of-the-season, low-stakes game, exceptions can be made. The decision of when to exit is delicate: You want to leave games in which the outcomes are more or less predictable given the current score, but you don’t want to miss out on late-inning heroics. This decision is the kind of problem that data scientists are equipped to solve.Our analysis is inspired by research into sequential decision-making problems initiated by Columbia University statistician Abraham Wald in the 1940s. Wald described a problem of accepting or rejecting a shipment of products based on sequentially inspecting random samples from the lot. After each sample is examined, the inspector can accept the shipment, reject it or defer the decision until after the next sample. Wald’s sequential probability ratio test (SPRT) establishes upper and lower bounds for the “likelihood” ratio computed from the current set of samples. If the ratio does not breach either bound, the inspector continues to request new samples. Whenever the ratio crosses one of the two bounds, the inspector makes the corresponding decision to accept or reject the lot.For our purposes, we regard each inning as a new sample. After each inning, we inspect the run differential to decide whether to leave the stadium or stay for the next inning. The decision depends on the magnitude, but not the direction, of the lead. When the game is effectively over, we wish to disappear before the roads clog up. For this reason, our adapted SPRT involves only a lower bound on the run differential. If you follow our cheat sheet, you will leave early in about eight of 10 baseball games. Typically, the best times to leave are between the bottom of the fifth inning and the top of the ninth inning. A back-of-the-envelope estimate pegs the total amount of time saved at 1,612 hours for the season. The price to pay was the 61 mistakes — dramatic comebacks that were heard on the radio from the parking lot by the fans who left early.If that tradeoff is attractive to you, bring our cheat sheet to the ballpark. Or, bring it to the living room — since fewer of you seem to be going to games anyway — and it will tell you when to turn the dial.Check out our latest MLB predictions. 5th4 According to our statistical model, based on 2010-2015 regular season inning-by-inning scoring data,3Our data set, from Retrosheet, includes regular-season games lasting nine innings. you should leave after the sixth inning if the leading team is ahead by four or more runs. There is a less than 5 percent chance that the other team will deliver a miracle comeback. If the run differential exceeds two at the top of the ninth, it’s safe to head to the exits. What about blowouts in the first inning? If your time is that precious — and you’re willing to view the money spent on tickets as a sunk cost — our advice is to rev up your car’s engine if the leading team jumps ahead by six runs or more.In developing the cheat sheet, we tolerate a 5 percent false positive error rate. Take the 2016 season as an example. The impatient fan who took our advice would have left early in 1,750 games, but in 61 of those games, the eventual winner came from behind to win, and so the fan missed out on some later-inning excitement. For that season, our model attained an accuracy rate of 97 percent. 1st inning6 runs 3rd5 The early exit cheat sheet 4th5 8th2 7th3 6th4 Leave after theIf the leader is up 2nd6 read more
On a bank of the Thames, a motley band has gathered, staring out into the muddy water. “Thar she blows,” cries one, as a flash of white emerges from the water, adding: “I’ve always wanted to say that, ever since I saw Moby Dick.” When it wasn’t spotted at first light, there were fears it had perished – bringing back memories of the northern bottlenose that caused a sensation when it swam up the Thames and ultimately… The twitchers in camouflage, office workers in suits and children who have skipped school have come to to see the white beluga whale that swam into the Thames Estuary on Tuesday and was spotted near Coalhouse Fort in Tilbury, Essex, some 2,000 miles south of its normal Arctic home.
The number of people seeking help, shelter and becoming institutionalised in homelessness is the highest we have ever seen.These people are very vulnerable, particularly as we move into the colder weather and are experiencing harsher conditions.As this is the first week in the Christmas period to experience a cold snap, we are concerned that any increase in rough sleeping adds significantly to health deterioration. The charity said that everyone can help this Christmas by logging onto www.dubsimon.ie where you can find information on how you can support, donate or volunteer with Dublin Simon Community.The charity concluded:Your help will provide a secure future for men, women and families whose existence has become harsh and dangerous and prevent further tragedies from occurring.Read: Body of man found in Phoenix Park> FOLLOWING THE TRAGIC death of a man who was found in the Phoenix Park in the early hours of this morning, Dublin’s Simon Community said the incident highlights the worrying increase of people sleeping rough.A post mortem on the man is currently underway, who it is understood suffered burn injuries. He was discovered near the Wellington Monument in a sleeping bag. Gardaí have not indicated if they believe it was started deliberately or accidentally.HomelessnessDublin Simon Community, who work with people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow, said they have been experiencing an increase in the numbers of people of homeless.The charity indicate that with a severe shortage of accommodation, rent increases and rent allowance restrictions, people are now compelled to stay in poor emergency accommodation or worse, resort to sleeping in doorways and squats.The Simon Community in Dublin, which conducts regular weekly street counts of rough sleepers is experiencing significant growth in the numbers bedded down in the inner city centre, between Jervis Street, Amiens Street and Harcourt Street.The September count found that there were 85 people sleeping rough in one night, which they said is very frightening and is the highest since their regular inner city street counts started some years ago.The Simon Community said: read more
MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami Beach Police have recovered a stolen personal watercraft in Miami Beach.The Yamaha was taken from Pelican Harbor was spotted near Normandy Drive and Verdun Drive on Sunday.According to authorities, one man was taken into custody at the scene.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Doty joins the company from Trusted Media Brands, where she served as chief marketing officer andreengineered their consumer marketing operations. She brings a strong background in management experience, as an executive who drove consumer marketing transformations at companies such as MasterCard, CVS, and Citibank. Leslie Dukker Doty The National Enquirer has named Dick Morris chief political commentator and contributor. In this role, Morris will provide exclusive news and analysis for the magazine’s weekly print edition, as well as regular columns and video commentary for NationalEnquirer.com. Time Inc. also announced a series of promotions, including Susanna Schrobsdorff from assistant managing editor to chief strategic partnerships editor, Dan Stewart from deputy continuous news editor to Europe editor, Charlie Campbell from associate editor in the company’s Hong Kong bureau to Beijing correspondent, and Joyce Lee from freelancer for the breaking news team to associate producer. Julie Shapiro, previously a news editor for Time.com, succeeds Stewart. John Ortved and Paul Robertson have been named senior associate editor and associate publisher of marketing at GQ, respectively. “Leslie’s expertise in direct marketing optimization as well as her ability to leverage consumer data andanalytics to effectively market and grow new customer acquisition and retention will be strong assets for Time Inc.,” said Ripp in a statement. Time Inc. has named Leslie Dukker Doty executive vice president, consumer marketing and revenue, effective immediately. In her new position Doty will report to chairman and CEO Joe Ripp and be a member of the brand’s Executive Leadership Team. Erin Strecker, Ryan Sedmak, Keith Wagstaff, Derrick Deblasi, and Mike Williams have all joined Mashable. Strecker joins as deputy entertainment editor from Billboard, where she served as associate editor for Billboard.com. Sedmak joins from NowThis as a real-time producer. Meanwhile, Wagstaff has been named associate editor, and Deblasi and Williams join Mashable Studios as associate producer and creative director for the branded content team, respectively. Nomi Ernst Leidner has been promoted from executive producer of Viceland to senior VP, development, at Vice. The American Prospect announced that Amy Lynn Marshall Lambrecht will rejoin the brand as its publisher. Lambrecht left the publication in 2002, at which time she served as vice president of development. She rejoins from Scholars Strategy Network, where she was director of development. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: Bloomberg Pursuits has announced Nikki Ekstein will assume the position of travel editor. Ekstein joins the company from Travel + Leisure, where she served as travel news editor. Genius has added Lauren Nostro, Ken Partridge, and Billy Disney to their team. Nostro previously served as managing editor of Complex Music and joins as a music news editor. Meanwhile, Partridge joins as an editor, having most recently been a music writer and contributor to Billboard, The AV Club, and more. Disney joins as head of video from Mic and The Verge, where he served as lead director of video. Mic announced that Sharmi Gandhi will join the company as SVP of business development. She joins the company from Vevo, where she served in the same role. Southern Living has named Jennifer Staiman vice president of marketing and Tricia Solimeno director of integrated marketing. Both join the brand from Time Inc., where they each served as vice president of integrated marketing. Meanwhile, Claire Rock has been promoted from associate marketing director to marketing director.More on this topic People on the Move | 5.3.12 People on the Move People On The Move | 10.18.12 People on the Move | 1.23.14 People on the Move | 5.17.12 People On The Move | 8.9.12Just In Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics BreachPowered by Condé Nast Entertainment has appointed Lauren Lumsden to the newly created role of digital director of its video platform The Scene. Lumsden joins the brand from Cosmopolitan, where she was video programing director for Cosmopolitan.com. On top of that, Time Inc. has hired Nate Hopper as an opinions editor for Time Ideas, Chris Grasinger as a video producer responsible for breaking news, Spencer Bakalar as video producer/editor, Brittany Robins as associate editor, audience engagement, and Cady Lang and Raisa Bruner as newsfeed writers. Lauren Caruso has joined Stylecaster as the beauty director. She will report to editor-in-chief Jessica Teves, and will focus on refining and expanding the brand’s beauty presence. Most recently, Caruso served as senior digital editor at Allure. “I am thrilled to be joining Time Inc. to support the transformation of the business. With such strong brands, passionate audiences and new data, analytics, and digital capabilities, Time Inc. is well positioned to drive revenue growth through engaging new consumers and expanding our relationships with our current customers,” Doty added in a statement. read more
This story originally appeared on Reuters How Success Happens Twitter Inc will start curating tweets on live events, the microblogging service said, as it plans major changes to make its real-time news feed more user friendly.Dubbed Project Lightning, the changes will let users follow events instead of just people, and instantly upload photos and videos that can be shared across websites, social news and entertainment website Buzzfeed reported on Thursday.A team of editors will curate the most visually appealing and relevant tweets about say, a red-carpet event or shooting, and present them in one place, so that users need not be flooded with every single tweet as it is posted, Buzzfeed said.Twitter’s mobile app will show both pre-scheduled events and breaking news events, Buzzfeed said.Twitter spokeswoman Rachel Millner confirmed the report but declined to comment further.Twitter has struggled with user growth. About one billion people have visited the website, but only 302 million are users.(Reporting by Yasmeen Abutaleb; Editing by Richard Chang) Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. 1 min read June 19, 2015 Listen Now read more
You can read full article here: https://www.tatnews.org/european-architectural-influence-in-thailand-southern-thai-charms/ September in Thailand: 11 +1 Fancy Hotels to Stay in 2018Thai government comes together to improve Phuket tour boat safetyThailand’s Marine Department announces progress made in improving Phuket tour boat safety Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… SAWASDEE: If you could travel back in time, would you like to immerse yourself in the dawn of ‘Peranakan’ culture? This fascinating marriage of Sino-Portuguese communities, that in the 19th century developed their cultural identity, lives on today in Southern Thailand and is also responsible for some of the region’s most remarkable architecture.PhuketIt all started in Phuket. By the middle of the 19th century, as the island’s tin mining industry grew, it became an important trading hub on the Andaman Sea. Tin mining was an important revenue source and major commodity for the wealthy Phuket elite. These mines were developed by eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) read more
Cosy cabin nestled between the cloudsQantas and Airbnb let you sleep at 35,000 feetAirbnb has listed some unique properties over the years, from tree houses to shipping containers and castles. For the first time ever, Qantas and Airbnb are letting members sleep in a bed at 35,000 feet as part of a unique partnership promotion.Over the next two weeks, Qantas Frequent Flyer will register as a host and secretly post a number of opportunities to secure first and business class redemption seats on Airbnb – disguised as accommodation listings.Only Qantas Frequent Flyer members are able to access the significantly discounted seats, because you can only secure the booking with Qantas Points. Eg. Two First Class seats one way Melbourne to Los Angeles 50,000 Qantas Points, normally 144,000 Qantas Points per seat. Two Business class seats one way Sydney to London for 50,000 Qantas Points, normally 128,000 per seat.Members on the hunt can expect to find dozens of flights across the Qantas International network including London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Santiago and more. Listings include seats in pairs and groups of four.The promotion follows Qantas Frequent Flyer’s recent announcement to operate Points Planes – dedicated Frequent Flyer redemption flights with seats only available to members redeeming Qantas Points as part of a broader strategy to provide even more redemption opportunities to members.Qantas Frequent Flyers have been able to earn Qantas Points on airbnb bookings as well as on hosting since 2016What is a Qantas Frequent Flyer secret listing:Want unparalleled views of the clouds from a sanctuary in the sky? A private one bedroom suite at 35,000 feet? A cosy cabin at cruising altitude with sensational sunset views from the deck (flight deck that is).‘Tour the home’ to see where you’ll sleep, dine and relax in front of a movie and meet the hosts (your Qantas cabin crew) who’ll be looking after you – they love looking after loyal travellers.Like all airbnb properties you need to obey the house rules because there’s no parties or smoking allowed and you’ll need a passport!Quotes to be attributed to Qantas Loyalty CEO, Olivia Wirth:“Some of our members fly with us more than 100 times a year so it can certainly feel like they’re living on one of our planes, eating, sleeping and working at 35,000 feet.“Our business and first class suites have all the hallmarks of a typical Airbnb house with comfortable beds, movies, quality cooked meals and experienced friendly hosts.“We know our members love to redeem their points on travel, so we’re excited to be able to give them new ways to access these rewards.”Quotes to be attributed to Airbnb – Country Manager Australia & New Zealand, Sam McDonagh:“At Airbnb, we’re always looking for ways to re-imagine the travel experience by offering unique inventory for our guests. This activation extends our long-standing partnership with Qantas by offering Frequent Flyers a chance to book the ultimate in sky high luxury and comfort in an entirely unique way.”How it worksQantas Frequent Flyers search the Airbnb website for a Qantas Frequent Flyer secret listing.When a member locates a secret listing they click on request to book.Secret listings include imagery of Qantas lounges and aircraft and include information on the flight details, destination and Qantas Points required to secure the booking.Once a member’s request to book has been received a Qantas Frequent Flyer team representative will then get in contact to confirm their Frequent Flyer number and necessary points balance.Once the information is verified a Qantas customer care agent will book the flights. Source = Qantas Airways Limited read more
Lenders Approve More Jumbo Loans, But Not to Minorities June 2, 2016 511 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News For all its problems, the financial crisis had one consistent bright spot in jumbo loans. But as the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, jumbo loan success and diversity lending do not necessarily go hand-in-hand.Jumbo loans‒‒typically above $417,000‒‒were, before the crash, the also-ran of the lending market. They took significant upturn, however, as the recession deepened, given that their amounts by nature were only marketable to high rollers with great credit and plenty of financial security.As the recession ebbed, banks turned increasingly towards jumbos because, well, they worked. But now, the Journal has found, banks are increasingly approving more jumbo loans while simultaneous approving fewer standard loans to African-American and Latino borrowers. And new federal regulations state that lenders should serve a more racially diverse set of customers.Data from federally reported home sales between 2007 and 2014 showed that all of the top 10 U.S. banks have upped their share of jumbo loans, which predominantly go to white and Asian borrowers with huge down payments. In fact, according to the Journal’s numbers, Latinos received only 3 percent of the jumbos approved, while African-American borrowers got 1.3 percent of approval.Overall, J.P. Morgan has been particularly bullish on jumbo packages‒‒jumbos made up about 9 percent of all loans at the bank in 2007 but 22.5 percent of mortgages approved in 2014.In the same time period, the bank’s mortgages written for black borrowers dropped from 8.2 percent to 3.8 percent, while mortgages for Latino borrowers dropped from 15 percent to just under 9.Over all 10 top banks, standard mortgage loans (averaging $150,000) to black and Latino borrowers went down by 2.5 percent each between 2007 and 2014.Noteworthy, however, is that in non-bank lending, black and Latino borrowers were more frequently approved in 2014 than in 2007. In 2014, the combined approval rate for black and Hispanic borrowers was down by half among non-bank lenders, compared to 2007. Yet overall approval rates for these two groups were up (by an unspecified amount) compared in 2014.Federal housing officials have no theories on whether the increasing love of jumbos among top banks directly plays into the downswing in diversity lending, but the Journal’s data do at least point towards a trend worth watching.Editor’s note: The inaugural Five Star Diversity Symposium will be June 16, 2016, at the Belo Mansion in Dallas, Texas. Click here to register. The Five Star Institute is the parent company of The MReport and theMReport.com. Share Diversity Lending Jumbo Mortgage Loans 2016-06-02 Scott_Morgan read more
LATTE attended an exclusive media event to hear from Air New Zealand‘s CEO, Christopher Luxon, about the airline’s activities in Australia.Held at the Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh on Thursday 6 October, LATTE and select other media learned that Air New Zealand is determined to change Australian travellers’ perceptions of where the airline can take them.Television personality, Sylvia Jeffreys, welcomed guests into a seated area where they were treated to an Official Maori welcome before Luxon took the stage.“We’re well established as the preferred airline for Australians travelling to New Zealand and one of Australia’s most respected brands, however, many Australian travellers still think of us as a trans-Tasman carrier and that’s a perception we’re determined to change,” Luxon said. He then unveiled the company’s new video advertising campaign, which features a voice over from Bryan Brown.Chief Revenue Officer Cam Wallace said, “We’re famous for celebrity-filled safety videos and standout marketing campaigns and this time we’re thrilled to have teamed up with Australian acting royalty Bryan Brown as the distinctive voice of ‘Dave’ – a migratory bird who’s learned the benefits of flying long-haul with Air New Zealand rather than sticking with the flock.”The ad features Brown as ‘Dave the Duck’ who does all of his flying with Air New Zealand as he’s found a #BetterWayToFly.Australians can fly with Air New Zealand via Auckland to Los Angeles, Houston, Buenos Aires, Vancouver, Honolulu, San Francisco and beyond. To celebrate the launch of a Better Way to Fly, Air New Zealand is offering limited-time sale fares with return fares from Sydney to Los Angeles and San Francisco from $999, Houston from $1099 and Buenos Aires from $1199. Air New Zealand is also offering 50 percent off selected Economy Skycouch upgrades. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo2h4Au4n1M?rel=0&w=640&h=360] read more
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