TV Pilot Season 2018 By the Numbers

first_imgHere’s the big-picture snapshot:Grand total: 74 (74 in 2017)Dramas: 45 (41 in 2017)Comedies: 29 (33 in 2017)Single-cam: 13 (23 in 2017)Multicam: 16 (7 in 2017)Here’s a closer look at Pilot Season 2018 by the numbers, including how all the studios fared. But first, here’s a look at how overall volume compares with the past few years:Network     2018     2017      2016    2015    2014    2013    2012ABC            22           24         24        25        27        24        24CBS            18           17         17        18        19        23        16Fox             11           13         19        15        16        16        16The CW       9             6           6          4          6          8          8NBC           14           14          22        23        27        27        23Totals         74           74         88       85        95         98        87ABC 22 (24 in 2017)With a comedy lineup that includes what could be the final seasons of Modern Family and The Goldbergs, ABC’s total volume was off only slightly from last season. Dramas remained even year-over-year as the network will have a TGIT hole to fill without Scandal and any new Shonda Rhimes-created dramas. (And that’s on top of saying farewell to Once Upon a Time.) The network may also have some Fox fare to select from if the proposed $52 billion merger brings studio 20th Century Fox TV and other assets into the Disney-ABC family. This season, ABC Entertainment Group president Channing Dungey is again looking for lighter dramas and its tried and true female-skewing fare.Big swing(s): The network has two straight-to-series orders: the Castle-like The Rookie, starring Nathan Fillion, and Take Two. (ABC’s untitled Kenya Barris family comedy has reverted to a pilot after Alec Baldwin balked at starring in the multicam.) Overall orders are even as the Big Four broadcast networks continue to buy largely from their vertically aligned studio counterparts (yes, even Fox).For the second pilot season in a row, a lack of outright cancellations has kept overall volume on par with 2017.Collectively, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW ordered 74 new dramas and comedies — including a handful of straight-to-series pickups — as they look to reboots, light-hearted procedurals and multicamera comedies to cut through the clutter. In the months to come, the broadcasters will compete with cable and streaming outlets for top stars as they hope to find the next This Is Us or The Good Doctor for the 2018-19 season. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

El Khalfi Provocations in Guerguerat Put Polisario in Confrontation with UN

Rabat – Moroccan Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi said that the Polisario’s provocative threats to violate restrictions in Guerguerat will put Polisario in confrontation with the United Nations, not with Morocco.El Khalfi added that the UN Security Council was clear in its recent Resolution 2440, which called on Polisario to “fully adhere to its commitments” in regards to the buffer zones and east of Morocco’s defense wall.At a press conference on Thursday, El Khalfi said that Morocco “from the start of the ceasefire in the 1990s until today has been firm and will remain resolute and will continue to be firm on these provocations.” Read Also: Polisario Threatens to Violate UN Restrictions in Guerguerat Buffer ZonePolisario threatened to disturb participants of the Monaco-Dakar Rally again this year.In January 2018, the separatists also defied UN resolutions by penetrating the buffer zone and intercepting two participants of the rally challenge.In October 2018,  during the adoption of Resolution 2440, the Security Council called on Polisario to refrain from any maneuvers that would change the status quo of the region. It also called on Polisario to refrain from relocating or constructing any facilities in the areas that Polisario has long claimed as “liberated zones.” read more

Rapp in Sri Lanka next week

Last week another US delegation, including US Deputy Assistant Secretary, South and Central Asian Affairs Dr Alyssa Ayres met the Sri Lankan military in the northern town of Kilinochchi. The Sri Lankan army said that Major General A.W.J.C. de Silva, the army Commander of the Security Forces Headquarters in Kilinochchi briefed the US delegation on various development and security roles of the troops.The US Deputy Assistant Secretary, Democracy, Human Rights and Labour Thomas Melia also attended the discussion and received a briefing on various development, humanitarian, resettlement and community projects being pursued by the Army. The Embassy however said that the schedule of the visit by the US official has not yet been confirmed but he is expected to have talks with high level officials in the Sri Lankan government. A top US State department official is to visit Sri Lanka next week amidst war crimes allegations being raised against the Sri Lankan military.Ambassador-at-Large for war crimes issues at the US State Department, Stephen J. Rapp is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on Sunday, the US Embassy in Colombo said on Tuesday. Sri Lanka troops defeated Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009 but since then the Sri Lankan government has been facing accusations of committing war crimes during the conflict.The Sri Lankan government had later appointed a local commission to investigate some of the allegations. read more

Daunting logistical problems confront UN efforts to reach Asian tsunami victims

Beyond the enormous effort to raise donations in cash and kind, one of the major challenges confronting the massive United Nations operation to bring relief to the survivors of the devastating Asian tsunami is to ensure that the aid reaches those who need it most despite daunting logistical and access problems.As reports flowed in of hungry survivors clamouring for food, clean water and other aid four days after the tsunami struck a dozen countries, UN officials noted that many of the most devastated areas, like Aceh in Indonesia, already suffered from poor infrastructure with access worsened by the disaster. But they vowed there would be rapid improvement.”Quite a lot is being done,” Mr. Annan told reporters today when questioned about bottlenecks keeping immediate assistance away from those most in need. He said various governments were now offering communications and transport and moving military capabilities to the region, using Bangkok as a hub to reach other areas.UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland conceded there were problems all over, given the vastness of the catastrophe stretching from Southeast Asia to the east coast of Africa.”I agree it is beyond the reach of all our combined resources in these five massive parallel operations from Somalia to Indonesia,” he said when asked about problems of transportation and coordination.He said the main problems were in Aceh but that 50 trucks of relief supplies were arriving there today and eight full airplanes were due in tomorrow. He discussed with Washington today the possibility of drawing on United States assets to install an air-freight handling centre in Aceh, and tomorrow the UN will set up a camp for relief workers there.He had received reports that 40,000 people are dead in just one area of Aceh where “infrastructure was the worst to start with, distances are the biggest and most of the existing infrastructure is totally, totally gone,” he added.In Geneva, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Margareta Wahlström, en route for a visit to the area, told reporters 3,000 metric tons of food would be shipped in to Aceh in the next few days.Ms. Wahlström, just appointed Special Coordinator for Humanitarian Assistance to Tsunami-affected communities, said the situation in Colombo airport in Sri Lanka was difficult due to the backlog of flights and additional baggage handlers and fuel assistants had been brought in.Mr. Egeland has acknowledged that frustration among the survivors will grow in the days ahead.”It will take maybe 48 to 72 hours more to be able to respond to the tens of thousands of people who would like to have assistance today – or yesterday, rather,” he said yesterday. read more

Retired Judge to probe Lindo Creek massacre

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLindo Creek CoI granted extension by PresidentJuly 7, 2018In “latest news”Trotman heading Lindo Creek COI a Conflict of Interest says PPP/CJanuary 31, 2018In “latest news”Lindo Creek CoI postponed as daughter of massacre victim loses consciousnessMarch 15, 2018In “latest news” A former magistrate and judge was, on Wednesday morning, officially sworn-in to investigate the circumstances surrounding the killing of eight miners at Lindo Creek in June 2008.Donald Trotman, an 80-year-old Attorney-at-Law, was sworn-in during a simple ceremony held at the Ministry of the Presidency in the presence of Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan and State Minister Joseph Harmon.The CoI is expected to begin on Thursday (February 1  2018) and the deadline for completion of the inquiry is scheduled for April 2018.Sometime between June 12 to 24 2008, miners, Cecil Arokium, Dax Arokium, Compton Speirs, Horace Drakes, Clifton Wong, Lancelot Lee, Bonny Harry and Nigel Torres were shot and killed, and their bodies burnt at the Upper Berbice River mining camp which was being operated at the time by Leonard Arokium. read more

Criticism after Aussie TV host draws Irish link to Boston bombings

first_imgAN AUSTRALIAN TV presenter has drawn criticism from the country’s Irish community after suggesting an Irish link between the bombings at the Boston Marathon and the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.David Koch of Channel Seven made the remarks on Tuesday morning’s ‘Sunrise’ show, as the programme covered news of the bombings which had taken place just before the live broadcast.As the first news of the bombings were coming in, Koch noted that Boston had a longstanding Irish Catholic population and asked whether it was a “long bow” to speculate about a possible link between that population and the bombings.“Some people – is this a long bow? – of course it’s a very big Irish Catholic setting… Margaret Thatcher’s funeral coming up tomorrow, in London – is it a really long stretch to think they could be related?” he asked.Watch the exchange in the video below (the remarks are at 3:08): (YouTube: SunriseOn7)Another host, Kevin Suter, did not comment specifically on Koch’s link.“Anything is on the table – it could be a variety of things,” he said, pointing out: “The big threat we were worried about yesterday is Korea. That also is giving scope for speculation.”The exchange later refers to illegal immigrants as “boat people”.One Irish person living in Australia told TheJournal.ie that they felt offended by the remarks.“Apparently it is acceptable to blame a race of people for the atrocity that occured in Boston during the week, within hours of [it] happening,” they said, describing Kosh as a “moron”.“He loves to court controversy given the time he profusely stated that breastfeeding is ‘not classy’,” they added.“Don’t get me wrong, I have been working in Australia for over a year now and love it, but the total lack of true journalism here is laughable. Sensationalism may have started here.”Expatriate commenters on the Irish Echo website described Koch as a “complete and utter g******e”, while another said: “Maybe it’s time you had a sleep in in the mornings.”The Irish Echo points out that Sunrise’s coverage of the bombings has also drawn fire, when another host suggested Australia should stop allowing foreign students into the country after attributing the Boston blasts to “left-wing radical students”.Read: FBI release video and photos in Boston Marathon investigationlast_img read more

Behind the movie magic a 4k video editing setup

first_imgTom Lowe, a budding filmmaker, and self-proclaimed “Terrence Malick disciple,” is setting out to release his debut movie TimeScapes. The movie is a portrait on the American Southwest, and watching some of his production footage that he has posted to YouTube, one starts to realize why Terrence Malick is his hero, and then one starts to wonder why there isn’t a petition to get David Attenborough on board to narrate. But let’s not forget that capturing these moments requires something along the lines of a Red Epic and Canon digial still cameras, as well as a helping of computer horsepower to piece it all together. In a recent video, Lowe let film and tech enthusiasts into his studio to gaze upon his desk space (spoiler: you won’t find any devices with a fruit-shaped logo in his work area). The footage for TimeScapes, according to Lowe, comes in at around 15TB. But rather than having a huge RAID setup to access this footage on the fly, he’s setup all his internal hard drives (I counted 14) in one area, and jacked several of them into docking stations linked into an Addonics 5-way eSATA splitter. Moving from there, I saw a Bella Editing keyboard, what looked like a Logitech Performance Mouse MX sitting on an Alienware mousepad, and not one, but two desktop PCs. One is a custom built rig with an Nvidia 980X graphics card and RAID 5 internal setup. The other system is straight from boutique desktop builder, Origin, and it sports a more high-end Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 GPU, as well as a RAID 5 drive set up. Lowe explains that the two PCs help to improve workflow, so he can, for instance, stabilize a shot in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 on one and continue working on his timeline in the other. So any other budding video editors out there? Sound off in the comments below detailing your own setups.last_img read more


Ernesto Valverde agrees new oneyear contract extension at Barcelona

first_imgBarcelona have announced that they’ve reached an agreement with Ernesto Valverde to extend his contract until June 2020.Since replacing Luis Enrique as manager in 2017, Valverde has impressed greatly at Barcelona with 65 wins and just nine defeats in 96 games across all competitions.The 55-year-old made an instant impact in his first campaign in charge last term by leading Barcelona to a record 43 matches unbeaten in La Liga before losing their penultimate game to Levante UD in a 5-4 thriller.Nevertheless, Valverde led the Blaugrana to a domestic double in his debut campaign by winning La Liga and the Copa del Rey.This season has seen Valverde begin to implement changes to an ageing Barcelona squad with the likes of Arthur Melo, Phillippe Coutinho, Malcom and Clement Lenglet all coming in last year to help strengthen the team.And it appears to have done the trick with Barcelona enjoying another strong season under Valverde’s leadership.Currently, the Catalan giants are enjoying a six-point lead at the top of La Liga and are in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a last-16 tie against Lyon in the Champions League coming up on Tuesday.Despite this though, doubts had been going about in Spain over Valverde’s long-term future at Camp Nou after he suggested he could leave at the end of this season.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Last month, Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu went to dismiss these fears and has now handed him a new contract until 2020 with an option for a further year.“FC Barcelona and Ernesto Valverde, the first team coach, have reached an agreement to extend the contract between the two parties for another season (2019/20) with the option for one more (2020/21),” read a club statement.“The signing of the extension will take place on Friday 15 February at 10.15am CET in the Presidential Suite at Camp Nou.”Barcelona will host 15th-placed Real Valladolid at Camp Nou on Saturday for their next La Liga match with kick-off set for 8:45 PM (CET).❗ [LATEST NEWS] Agreement to extend Ernesto Valverde’s contract More info 👉 https://t.co/LiAjy53jnP pic.twitter.com/ehuoU4V5ms— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 15, 2019last_img read more

Russian Trade Bill Means Big Opportunities for Soybean Farmers

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomes the introduction today of a Senate bill that would graduate Russia from the Jackson-Vanik Amendment to the Trade Act of 1974, and authorize President Barack Obama to establish permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with the world’s sixth largest economy. ASA urges the immediate passage of the bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.), John Kerry (D-Mass.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and John Thune (R-S.D.), which enables the U.S. to take advantage of the many market opening commitments that form Russia’s accession package to the World Trade Organization (WTO), to which the country was formally invited in late 2011.Russia is a leading export market for U.S. soy, meat, poultry, egg and dairy products, importing more than $770 million in these products last year.”Today’s announcement from Sens. Baucus, Kerry, McCain and Thune is an exciting one for farmers,” said ASA President Steve Wellman, a soybean farmer from Syracuse, Neb. “As Russia’s economy and purchasing power grows, Russian demand for soy products, poultry, pork, dairy and eggs grows as well, and that’s great news for American soybean farmers.”Russia is home to more than 140 million consumers and a fast-growing economy. As part of its accession to the WTO, Russia will be obligated to bind its agricultural tariffs, adding more predictability to the trading relationship and opening export opportunities for the U.S. agricultural industry. WTO membership will also require Russia to adhere to internationally-recognized scientific standards when regulating meat imports, thereby ensuring greater predictability for U.S. exporters seeking to supply the Russian consumer market.The establishment of PNTR with Russia is different from a free trade agreement, in that the move will not require the U.S. to provide any market access benefits, lower any U.S. tariffs, or make other changes to our trade laws as a result of Russia’s WTO accession.ASA represents all U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international issues of importance to the soybean industry. ASA’s advocacy efforts are made possible through the voluntary membership in ASA by more than 21,000 farmers in 31 states where soybeans are grown.###For more information contact:Steve Wellman, ASA President, 402-269-3464, wellmanfarms@sbllcweb.comPatrick Delaney, ASA Communications Director, 202-969-7040, pdelaney@soy.orglast_img read more


When markets down drink up

first_imgTaking over the property that earlier housed V Spot, Charlie’s is one of those rare concept bars in town.Created with the omnipresent character of Charlie, from Charlie’s Angels in mind, Charlie’s is about keeping an eye on the stocks as you drink it up. The bar has screens all over that constantly update the prices of liquors as and how the market prices drop. The drops could be monumental or minimal, but it reflects on the prices on the screen and the guests can order a fresh round in those prices. Could it get any cooler? Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Ok, we admit that keeping an eye on the screen constantly is a little distracting when you are out with friends – feel free to ask the staff! They have some incredibly friendly people working there. The main idea behind a bar like Charlie’s Bar Exchange is to provide the aspiring young Delhiite a place where he can come and try liquors he would have otherwise drank at home or in his car before he hit the parties, explains Nereen Tewari, one part of the brain behind Charlie’s. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixSo for people who want to have their Jack Daniels at very easy prices, Charlie’s could just be the spot! But then it all depends on the market! Keep an eye out!They also have a great food spread and some insane cocktails. Do try the she Devil and the Bell Pepper Margarita for sure! The hot dogs have an excellent gourmet touch to it, full marks to the simple spaghetti they dished out – we loved it! Basic herbs and olive oil is a sure fire hit, always! The non-vegetarian and the vegetarian platters are great too – they offer an impressive array. Head over to Charlie’s for their great prices. The location is convenient and the ambience is excellently casual for a group of friends to put their feet up. Tewari also gave us a heads up on some great music nights they have planned for the spot so keep an eye on their Facebook page. A meal for two comes to Rs 1200 (without taxes and without alcohol) – but worry not! The food is quite worth the price and the liquor prices won’t pinch your pockets! Promise!last_img read more

Report Social Security overpaid disability benefits by 17B

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober They used the results to estimate that Social Security made a total of $16.8 billion in overpayments during the 10-year period.The study concluded that “the agency could do more to prevent the most common overpayments.”One man was convicted of fraud in 2005 while he was getting benefits under his father’s Social Security number. Minors can do this if they have legitimate disabilities, though this man was found to be working and hiding his income, the study said.A judge ordered him to repay nearly $18,000. He repaid $550, the study said.In 2013, Social Security approved a new disability claim for the man, under his Social Security number. The agency is supposed to withhold part of his payments while he repays the old debt. But the agency never did because he was receiving the new benefits under a different Social Security number, the report said.Congress has been looking into Social Security’s disability programs for years. Democrats note that the programs help keep millions of disabled workers and their families out of poverty. Republicans have mostly focused on waste, fraud and abuse.In January, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., criticized the federal government for not doing an adequate job policing a system he says needs reform. Paul, who is running for the Republican nomination for president, joked that “half the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts.” New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security overpaid disability beneficiaries by nearly $17 billion over the past decade, a government watchdog said Friday, raising alarms about the massive program just as it approaches the brink of insolvency.Many payments went to people who earned too much money to qualify for benefits, or to those no longer disabled. Payments also went to people who had died or were in prison.In all, nearly half of the 9 million people receiving disability payments were overpaid, according to the results of a 10-year study by the Social Security Administration’s inspector general. Social Security was able to recoup about $8.1 billion, but it often took years to get the money back, the study said.“Every dollar misallocated is a dollar lost for those who truly need it most,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. “Today’s report shows the inability of the Social Security Administration to properly safeguard payments, which has no doubt contributed to speeding the fund toward exhaustion.”The trust fund that supports Social Security’s disability program is projected to run out of money late next year, triggering automatic benefit cuts, unless Congress acts. The looming deadline has lawmakers feuding over a solution that may have to come in the heat of a presidential election.The program’s financial problems go beyond the issue of overpayments — Social Security disability has paid out more in benefits than it has collected in payroll taxes every year for the past decade. But concerns about waste, fraud and abuse are complicating the debate in Congress over how to address the program’s larger financial problems.A spokesman for the Social Security Administration said the agency has a high accuracy rate for its payments and a comprehensive debt collection program for overpayments. ___Online:Social Security: http://www.ssa.gov/disability___Follow Stephen Ohlemacher on Twitter: http://twitter.com/stephenatapCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories center_img “Join the club,” Paul said. “Everybody over 40 has a back pain.”Advocacy groups called the remarks offensive.Social Security paid out $142 billion in disability benefits last year. Unless Congress acts, the trust fund that supports the disability program will run dry sometime during the final three months of 2016, according to projections by the trustees who oversee Social Security. At that point, the program will collect only enough payroll taxes to pay 81 percent of benefits.That would trigger an automatic 19 percent cut in benefit payments. The average monthly payment for a disabled worker is $1,165, or about $14,000 a year.An easy fix is available. Congress could redirect payroll tax revenue from Social Security’s much larger retirement program, as lawmakers have done before. But Republicans in Congress are balking, saying they want to address the program’s long-term finances.About 11 million disabled workers, children and spouses currently receive Social Security disability benefits. About 8.3 million people receive Supplemental Security Income, which is funded separately, through the government’s general revenues.SSI paid out about $54 billion in benefits last year. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean “Social Security provides services to over 48 million retirement and survivors beneficiaries and about 15 million disability beneficiaries,” Social Security spokesman Mark Hinkle said in an email. “The agency will issue nearly $1 trillion in payments this year. For fiscal year 2013 — the last year for which we have complete data — approximately 99.8 percent of all Social Security payments were free of overpayment, and nearly 99.9 percent were free of underpayment.”“That same year, we also achieved high levels of payment accuracy in the (Supplemental Security Income) program despite the inherent complexities in calculating monthly payments due to beneficiaries’ income and resource fluctuations and changes in living arrangements,” Hinkle said.The inspector general’s office examined a randomly selected sample of 1,532 people who were receiving either Social Security disability or Supplemental Security Income in October 2003. SSI is a separately-funded disability program for the poor.Auditors followed the group for 10 years, until February 2014. They determined that 45 percent of the beneficiaries were overpaid at some point during that period. The overpayments totaled $2.9 million, the study said. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories last_img read more

Mixed responses to overweight airfare fee

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J The Australian public has expressed mixed feelings over suggestions that airlines should charge heavier flyers higher airfares, with some saying it is only fair while others question how far some carriers will go to save a buck.e-Travel Blackboard was inundated with comments and emails yesterday after former Qantas executive Tony Webber said overweight people should pay more for their ticket prices to cover fuel costs. 30 percent of our readers said they were in favour of the possible charge while 60 percent finding it completely unreasonable.One reader called the possible policy a violation against anti-discrimination acts and questioned whether taller people would be targeted as well as athletes and the elderly.Another pointed out that some carriers are already charging some larger passengers for two seats and wonders the extent to which the aviation industry will “continue to discriminate against this group”.“Why don’t we apply this rational to all forms of travel, taxis, trains and ships, [they] could all use this theory to charge so called over weight people more for travel,” the reader’s comment read.Meanwhile another e-Travel Blackboard commenter said if airlines were going to down this path, would they eventually start charging flyers drinking alcohol on board more as opposed to those who prefer water.The same reader noted that perhaps airlines should reconsider their staff benefits and leave those freebie seats for paying customers.  Also discussed yesterday was the possibility of increasing the luggage weight for ‘smaller’ travellers, with some saying this could be the solution to level out weight differences.  “Maybe the lighter people should get excess baggage up to the weight of the bigger person,” one reader stated.On the other side of the spectrum one e-Travel Blackboard said higher airfares for overweight flyers is “the only fair way to go”, finding the current fare system a discrimination against “fit or thin people”.The same stance was taken by another reader, who said it was a “fair suggestion”, but found complications in the application of the system. “… it is wrought with complications and opens up a can of worms,” the reader’s comment read.“Some planes go out half full…others full so how do you calculate cost differences.”According to one commenter, the ‘hefty’ charge has already been implemented on carriers flying between Samoa and American Samoa, and said the system “works well”.“Try flying between Samoa and American Samoa, you have to step on the scales,” the comment read. “Admitted its because they only use small planes and they need to be aware of Gross weight of aircraft, bigger Samoans don’t seem to mind. “I think its a great way for me to save money. Bring it on.”What side of the spectrum are you on?last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Indigo Pearl Phuket

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Indigo Pearl, Phuket is set to host the Barton & Guestier Wine Dinner at Rivet, featuring an oenophile’s tour of two of France’s most famous wine regions, with the oldest wine merchant in Bordeaux pouring excellent vintages from the Burgundy and Rhone Valley regions. The evening will be presented by the company’s Southeast Asia area sales manager and wine connoisseur, Victoire Desvigne.The evening begins with a pre-dinner reception and canapés at Rebar. Guests will then descend into Rivet. Chef Fabrizio’s Mediterranean culinary influences and his own philosophy of flavours is fused with the artistic design sensibilities of Indigo Pearl. Rivet is known on Phuket for its excellent selection of New World wines, but for one special night, the Old World reigns and France enjoys the spotlight.Established in 1725, Barton & Guestier is also the proprietor of Chateau Magnol, a vineyard at the gate of the prestigious Medoc, home to the Grand Crus of Chateaux Latour, Lafite, Mouton Rothschild and Margaux, offering accommodations and a leading wine school.Chateau Magnol conceals the private cellars of founder Thomas Barton and also of Germain Rambaud, the company’s first cellar master, featuring a collection of more than 20,000 bottles.The dinner will feature two starters, two main courses and one dessert, to be paired with these Barton & Guestier selections:Macon-Villages Chardonnay 2012Pouilly-Fuisse Chardonnay 2013Cotes-du-Rhone Syrah Grenache 2012Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012The dinner will take place on Friday, 23 October, 2015 at 7pm at a price of 1,950THB++ per person. Early reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment as just 30 seats are available.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more


first_imgLuggageLimits.com With more and more airlines now charging for check-in luggage – the number and the weight of your baggage has become an important factor in deciding which airline to fly with.It’s a legal requirement for airlines to display their luggage limits, however these can be hard to find, often buried deep within the airlines site – in fact – it’s almost as if some airlines would prefer you not to find them.It’s no coincidence that prices to check in excess baggage on the day of travel can be as high as £35 each way. Some airlines are particularly strict and will scrutinise the number of carry-on items – forcing you to have it all in one bag – or pay the hefty check-in charge.Enter LuggageLimits.com – the place to go for comprehensive luggage information. The simple site allows you to enter an airline, departure airport and arrival airport, and then gives you all the details on luggage size and weight limits, plus what it will cost you. You can also select ticket class to display the limits for each ticket type.The site claims to check for luggage info updates on a daily basis and currently offers information on 80 different airlines with more promised soon.See more Websites of the WeekReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedBritish Airways luggage allowance explained and how to maximise your cabin baggage allowanceBritish Airways recently restricted cabin luggage size: find out what the new BA cabin baggage allowance is and what their charges are for hold luggage, plus how to beat the airline fees!easyJet cabin luggage explained and how to maximise your hand baggage allowanceDon’t get caught out by easyJet hand luggage allowances; here are the latest baggage restrictions, plus a few tips on how to avoid paying cabin bag fees:Turkish Airlines cabin luggage explained and how to maximise your hand baggage allowanceFlying Turkish Airlines and need to know what their hand luggage and checked baggage allowances are? Here’s your essential Turkish Airlines baggage guide, plus tips on how to pack smartly so you can avoid paying for excess baggage.last_img read more

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