New York, 7 March - Acclaimed Slovenian actress Polona Vetrih gave a recital honouring the approaching International Women's Day at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday, receiving high praise from Slovenian representatives and UN diplomats. New York, USA New York, USA New York, USA New York, USA The rest of this news item is available to subscribers.Buy the news item. Price: 2 tokens; on account: 0 tokens. … [Read more...] about Slovenian actress honours Women’s Day with the UN
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Whilst us Brits trudge to work this Monday, our friends across the pond are celebrating Labor Day. The national holiday is celebrated every year on the first Monday in September in the US, Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone and the Virgin Islands. Canada also celebrates Labor Day on the same day. For Americans, the day marks the end of summer and the welcoming of autumn, with kids in some states going back to school this week. But why is it called Labor Day and how is it celebrated? Why is it called Labor Day? Labor Day is a day set aside to honour working men and women and the contributions they have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the country. There is some debate over the holiday's origins. Some think Peter J McGuire, a general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honour men and women. Others believe it was Matthew Maguire, a machinist, who founded the holiday in 1882 … [Read more...] about What’s the history between USA’s Labor Day?
Ben Mutzabaugh USA TODAY Published 7:09 p.m. UTC Aug 21, 2018 Budget airline Allegiant is adding three new cities to its network, part of a nine-route expansion to be announced by the company on Tuesday. The new cities joining Allegiant’s route map are Albany, New York; St. George, Utah; and Tucson, Arizona. Allegiant's base in Punta Gorda, Florida, also was targeted for expansion. The carrier will connect that airport near Fort Myers to four new destinations: Albany (year-round service); Appleton, Wisconsin (seasonal); Omaha (seasonal); and Syracuse, New York (seasonal). Allegiant’s first flights from Albany will begin Dec. 12, when the first of three year-round Florida routes launches with non-stop service to St. Petersburg. Flights to Orlando/Sanford and Punta Gorda begin a day later. From Tucson, Allegiant will start year-round service to Bellingham, Washington, on Nov. 15, and to Provo, Utah, on Nov. 16. Bellingham’s airport, located in northwest … [Read more...] about Allegiant adds three new cities in nine-route expansion
Leighton Keith 21:16, August 20 2018 CLAY DRUMMOND PHOTOGRAPHY Photographer Clay Drummond took this footage of a tornado about 5km south of Whakatāne. After a fruitless fortnight tornado hunting in the USA earlier in the year Josh Hickford could hardly believe it when he saw a massive twister in his own city. The 29-year-old chartered accountant was driving home from work in New Plymouth on Monday night when he saw a tornado ripping through the sky. "I still can't believe that just happened," he said. Two tornados have struck homes in the North Island causing extensive damage - one in New Plymouth and another near Whakatāne. In New Plymouth, a roof has been torn off and a tree uprooted near the intersection of Belt Rd and St Aubyn St. Hickford said he had always been fascinated by extreme weather and in May had spent two weeks chasing storms in America, but never got to see a tornado. Advertisement This tornado was filmed at … [Read more...] about Tornados damage homes in central New Plymouth and Ohope
Welcome to the Evening Standard’s rolling news coverage of the summer transfer window. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is set to sign a new £200,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford, according to The Mirror. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who was axed from the Chelsea squad to face Arsenal, will push for a loan move if Maurizio Sarri can't guarantee him a role this season, reports The Sun. Talks with Aaron Ramsey over a new Arsenal deal have stalled, according to The Sun. The Wales midfielder's contract expires next summer. The Mirror reports Loris Karius is in talks over a move to Besiktas, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ready to let him leave. Pep Guardiola is weighing up a £60m bid for Wolves star Ruben Neves in January, according to The Sun. Stay tuned to Standard Sport for all the latest news, transfer rumours and more. Live Updates New updates availableRefresh MAN UTD NEWS 2018-08-20T06:59:30.403Z Pogba admits poor attitude After … [Read more...] about Transfer window LIVE: De Gea set for new £200k-a-week United deal