TV and Movies Everyone in kings landing. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/pnf4uB8Ua4— Danish Khurshid (@ShahDanish_) May 13, 2019 The Mad Queen? HBO It’s been an up and down season for Game of Thrones. A dragon was killed in ways that frustrated and annoyed everyone, everyone got extremely angry when Jon Snow didn’t pet Ghost and then the internet found a coffee cup on set and went buck wild.This episode was all about the insane carnage.OK, goes without saying but…It started early with the burning of Varys. And the burning just didn’t stop.The question going in was simple: Was Dany about to become the Mad Queen, or was it all just a big swerve?Yeah, they answered that pretty definitively. Daenerys Targaryen basically set all of King’s Landing on fire. The Bells rang out for surrender but Dany wasn’t trying to hear that noise. Me, The entire episode #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/Ss3l6yx4cT— 𝑨𝒓𝒊 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐤 (@solangev_a) May 13, 2019 Bran chilling in Winterfell while Daenerys kills everyone: #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/KQKBLoAGL1— MWV Highlights (@MWV_Highlights) May 13, 2019 Waiting all these years for main character deaths and we see stone crushing them. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/Vh76HcdKBG— Shay (@shayycs) May 13, 2019 6:20 I’ve been working very very hard not to do any spoilers but I will say this: I look forward to reading the book and seeing how #GameofThrones really ended.Because this isn’t it.— Steve Spohn (@stevenspohn) May 13, 2019 Drogon after that episode #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/hUQtS8Btya— church (@COFFINBORNEGOD) May 13, 2019 See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos Jon Snow halfway through the episode#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/eSVnbqEADW— T (@I_Gas247) May 13, 2019 All the haters should just go to sleep. That episode was phenomenal. I’m sick of people’s negativity. Get outta here. #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/XBDqjDBJWi— Seth Nelson (@RealSethNelson) May 13, 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Soldiers: The bells are ringing! Danny: Are they though? #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/8ieNiW10BM— Ron Snow (@RonMorrisse) May 13, 2019 It’s a nice little throwback to this: #gameofthrones me: dany won’t murder all these innocent people they rang the bells we’re all good!!!dany: (: dracarys me: pic.twitter.com/OVGjw8wT8S— madz🦋✨💫 (@maddyackerburg) May 13, 2019 Dany after this episode#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/3u935UflEp— Jonas Ryan (@jonasryan_) May 13, 2019 Us spending the last 10 years of our lives emotionally attached to a TV show only for the writers to just give us the worst ending possible. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/CNcmVm4H0S— Caleb (@CalebKesler) May 13, 2019 Tags This was from a Season 4 promo. We all thought it was snow.. little did we know it was ash. #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/ieVUaaQPV8— Chris Brown (@chriscbrown) May 13, 2019 36 #GameofThrones #GoTAll the parents who named their daughter khaleesi or dany: pic.twitter.com/qf9EwTp6Ha— Ali (@Ali_Givenchy) May 13, 2019 The writers destroying the entire show in the final season #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/vXtJgAyDTs— Valentina ☕️ (@ValsCappuccino) May 13, 2019 Comments Share your voice Jon, Sansa and Tyrion plotting to kill Danny next week: #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/lCBVvJ9EDF— Ebony Barzilay (@o_hon_ey) May 13, 2019 187 Photos That game of thrones episode was wild— timthetatman (@timthetatman) May 13, 2019 Thoughts? Well, Mad Queen Dany is bad and everyone should feel bad. Very disappointed we spent a decade watching a really great female leader emerge, with a very cool and consistent “break the wheel” message only to have it completely turned around at the last, crucial minute. Not sure it entirely made sense, but I sure had a lot of fun watching it all unfold.I do get the sense that a backlash to the backlash is imminent. I can’t believe I had to watch that bullshit of an episode with my own two eyes #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/ue4hf0J18t— jedi in training (@totallyxtaylor) May 13, 2019 “I probably should’ve told someone the dragon lady was crazy.” #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/YK3d6j5N27— Diane N. Sevenay (@Diane_7A) May 13, 2019 The carnage was insane and dramatic and very Game of Thrones, but did it make sense? Hmmmmm….. Even if Dany was pissed and wanted to destroy Cersei why wouldn’t she just go straight to the Red Keep instead of zig zagging destruction through the city IT MAKES NO SENSE #GameofThrones— Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 13, 2019 missandei, in heaven looking at kings landing. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/mjBFEdbM0z— Justin Jay, Conclave Liasion 💚💙💛 (@_DubzyWubzy_) May 13, 2019 Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5: Everybody hurts Yep, Dany basically burned everything down and killed thousands of people. Not sure if King’s Landing as we knew it even exists any more. Next week is going to be extremely interesting. Meanwhile… So you all just going to act like you didn’t see this coming? Danys been whack from the start and you’re all fools if you didn’t think this was going to happen #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/GMQdOKXPWf— clara maxwell (@claramaxwell99) May 13, 2019 Me trynna figure out did I really watch all them seasons for this #gameofthrones pic.twitter.com/XpZCTA0TuS— tingz (@_Inez__) May 13, 2019 HBO & the 3 fans that are actually enjoying this season of #GoT pic.twitter.com/VgxQbvNdcQ— VS (@valon_sej) May 13, 2019 everyone say THANK YOU LENA HEADEY for her phenomenal perfomance as cersei lannister, one of my favorites ever.power is power. you will be missed.#GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/ycwauGBjFh— lucca (@davnerys) May 13, 2019 meanwhile tormund and ghost #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/x9WQH2tLDH— 💌 (@hugehoops) May 13, 2019 Game of Thrones
Listen “And so what we want to do is remind locals but also visitors that there is something to be seen when you exit the freeway, kind of get into the community to experience that,” she said. “So hopefully this will tease that, but it’ll also just beautify the skyline.”Houston First selected three out of about 120 submissions from local artists for the initiative this year.The plan is to use the three motifs on 10 unused Outfront Media billboards. That’s a value of $1.4 million, Shah said.The three artists each received $1,000.The first billboard was just revealed along Interstate-45 near Patton Street. It’s by Hector Guerra and features the words “Houston es amor,” with the o’s in “Houston” represented by Mexican sugar skulls. Share – / 2Billboards have been a controversial topic in Houston since at least 1980. That’s when the city’s sign code was adopted to reign in the thousands of billboards along roads.City government corporation Houston First is now putting local art on some of them.It’s easy to forget about Houston’s arts and culture when you’re on the freeway, Houston First’s Leah Shah said. 00:00 /00:48 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
Kolkata: The Central Himalayan zone that covers North Bengal (Darjeeling Hills) and Sikkim, has the highest faunal diversity in the entire Himalayan region. Altogether, 14,183 species of animals have been found in this region, out of a total of 30,377 species in the entire Indian Himalayas, which comprises East, Central and West Himalayas.The findings have been documented in a book titled Faunal Diversity of Indian Himalayas, which is the fruit of a collaborative effort of about 85 taxonomic/biodiversity experts of Zoological Survey of India, under the guidance and leadership of its present director, Dr Kailash Chandra. The book was released on April 26 by C K Mishra, Secretary of Ministry of Forest and Climate Change at Dehradun. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”The total of 30,377 species of all the groups of animals that include protozoa to mammalia, represents around 30.16 percent of the total Indian fauna. None of the 10 biogeographic zones in the country, as per records, have so many fauna as these two zones,” said Dr Chandra.It may be mentioned that the entire Indian Himalayan region comprises of six states, which are Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, North Bengal (Darjeeling) and Sikkim and two biogeographic zones – the Himalayas and Trans-Himalayas. These two biogeographic zones span across 12.03 percent of the total landmass of India. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe Himalayas extend 2,400 km in length across the country and covers an area of 3,95,485 square kilometers, including some parts of Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and China.As per findings, there are 280 species of mammals, 940 species of birds, 316 species of fishes, 200 species of reptiles and 80 species of amphibians known from Indian Himalayas. The region has 27.6 percent of the total vertebrate fauna of the country. There are 133 species that have been reported to be threatened as per IUCN criteria, 84 species have been categorised as vulnerable, 35 as endangered and 14 others critically endangered. The complete name of the species and the details of the exact province from where it has been reported, have been included in the book that has as many as 52 chapters. The study has gone on for over a century, and the compilation work had started two years back. Apart from Chandra himself, scientists Devanshu Gupta, K C Gopi, Basudev Tripathy and Vikas Kumar were also involved in the compilation work.”This book will be the baseline data for future works on the faunal study of the Indian Himalayas and also for the conservation and management of the entire biodiversity in the Indian Himalayan region,” Chandra said.The book discusses the threats and conservation strategies and tries to find out gap areas in research of the fragile ecosystems of Himalayas, which is subjected to rapid deforestation, habitat degradation and climate change.
Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Princess Cruises Princess’ Best Price Guarantee rolls out fleet wide Wednesday, December 7, 2016 SANTA CLARITA — Princess Cruises has launched its ‘Shore Excursions Best Price Guarantee’ program fleet wide, on thousands of tours in ports around the world. With the program, guests are guaranteed the assurance that if they find the same shore excursion elsewhere at a lower price, they’ll receive 110% of the difference in the form of non-refundable onboard credit.“Our new Best Price Guarantee on shore excursions gives guests satisfaction that they are receiving competitive and fair pricing while enjoying an exceptional experience ashore,” said Bruce Krumrine, vice president of shore excursions for Princess Cruises. “We find our guests rate their overall cruise vacation experience higher when they take our shore excursions because we handle every detail for them so they can easily explore the world and take home lifelong memories of the places they visit.”The new Best Price Guarantee is available to guests who book their excursions with Princess pre-cruise. If they find an equivalent shore excursion at a lower price, the request can be submitted at least seven days prior to the sailing date to firstname.lastname@example.org for review. Within two business days, they’ll be notified if their request meets the Best Price Guarantee criteria. If it does, 110% of the price difference will be applied in the form of a non-refundable onboard credit.More news: Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalThe program only applies to shore excursions that are advertised with pricing and publicly available. It applies to all shore excursions, with the exception of Asia, Southeast Asia and Japan ports, and excludes private vehicle and driver excursions. Share Posted by
Air Canada’s new nonstop services to add seats on Dallas route Friday, March 10, 2017 VANCOUVER — The new Air Canada nonstop daily flight out of Vancouver to Dallas will see more than 500 new seats per week added into the U.S. destination as Air Canada deploys Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet aircraft carrying 75 passengers with 10 business class seats.VisitDallas’ VP Tourism Mark Thompson said he is hopeful there will be a further increase into Dallas as Air Canada has announced it will begin another direct daily flight out of Montreal beginning in May. The two new flights will join existing service out of Toronto. The Vancouver route started Feb. 5.“Toronto has always been a very strong market,” he said. “We are excited to be working with Air Canada – we are impressed with the airline and its staff.”In 2015 some 264,000 visitors from Canada came to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Thompson said 2016 figures are being tallied but they are expected to show a moderate increase while 2017 still remains in question and he is hopeful the city can remain its market numbers.He said the negativity surrounding the immigrations ban is expected to deter some travellers. At the same time, the U.S. exchange rate is also a disadvantage.In B.C. Air Canada is coming into the market with a price point that is slightly above Alaska Airlines’ price from YVR. From now until through May, the pricing on the Air Canada flights is approximately $465, which compares to Alaska Airlines flights (which have a Seattle layover) priced at $432 for a similar period. The Air Canada flight takes four hours, while the Alaska Airlines flight takes six and a half hours.Dallas has been a draw for business travellers and conventions but the leisure travel market is the sector where the city is seeing growth, said Thompson. Individuals coming to the city for business or conventions are adding extra days to explore city attractions plus the pure leisure travel sector is also growing fast.VisitDallas can provide travel agents with commissionable product ranging from excursions to hotels for those agents looking to provide tag-on sales to a conference or business traveller or assemble package information for a leisure traveller. “There are some existing products that have worked very well across the board for travel agents. The most important is the CityPASS program,” Thompson said. CityPASS has been a “powerhouse” for sales for agents as it provides entry to four of the city’s top attractions and offers clients a 40% discount on admission prices.More news: Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTThe tourism board’s website, visitdallas.com, also has itineraries available for travel agents planning client holidays or special-interest vacations and these can be combined into a fly-drive vacation, said Thompson. If information is not available on the website, the tourism board has individuals who will work with agents. “There are some fantastic resources available online and if it isn’t there, we are just a click away,” said Thompson.Thompson said VisitDallas has hosted fams to the city out of Western Canada in the anticipation of the Air Canada flight start-up. He is hoping to launch more fams in 2017. “We have identified some agents (during the three-day visit to Vancouver) that would be a good match to showcase Dallas,” he said, adding that the bureau’s marketing initiative includes reaching out to agents plus trade and consumer media to create more interest in the city. Those agents selling into the Dallas/Fort Worth market and wanting more information regarding fam trips should contact the VisitDallas office.Thompson said the biggest attraction for Canadians coming to Dallas currently is shopping. “Shopping is tax-free for international visitors. It is a very robust program,” he said, adding that it offsets the exchange rate.A second major draw is the city’s sporting events. “The sports situation is fantastic. We are home to six professional teams,” he said with the Dallas Cowboys a strong draw.Family travel is also popular, as Dallas is known for providing a wide range of price-point accommodation and delivering a “high-value” vacation experience. The Dallas downtown area has been undergoing a revitalization and densification with many new residents moving into the area. The result, says Thompson, is a resurgence in the restaurant scene with up to 90 new restaurants opened as of January 2017.Dallas is “stellar” on all levels when it comes to hotel properties and can offer a range of price points from economy to super-luxury, adds Thompson. “The room rates are much lower than what you would normally find in a major market,” he said, especially for many of the higher end brand name hotels.More news: Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”With growing leisure travel and densification downtown, the hotel industry is also undergoing change. “We are experiencing a large boom in hotel building and growth,” he said. One showcase property is The Statler, formerly the Statler Hilton, which has been dormant for 15-20 years and has reopened after a long renovation and rebuild.“It was the first property that the founder of the chain, Hilton, put his name on,” said Thompson. When it opened in 1956, it was the premier place to stay in the American Southwest and it became an icon as it embodied the first modern hotel design. It closed in 2001. “It was also the hotel where Tina Turner left her husband, Ike,” he said, providing a historical note. “It has gone through a full restoration and is beautiful.” The property is expected to open later this year.The Lorenzo Hotel (formerly the Plaza Hotel), the property that Turner went to after leaving Ike, has also undergone a $35 million renovation and opened in February. “It is a smaller property but it has great price points and it is very attractive for business travellers,” said Thompson.The arts and culture scene is also popular with the Dallas Museum of Art from March into July hosting a show that is being billed as the largest exhibition of Mexican art since 1954 with many works of Mexico’s major artists on display. The exhibit explores 50 years of modern art Mexican art.Of course, an ageless draw to Dallas has become the long-running TV show of the same name, which aired from 1978 to 1991. “It has left a fantastic legacy,” said Thompson. The Southfork Ranch, made famous by the show’s Ewing family, is now a special events venue and meeting destination with daily tours ensuring its status as a popular tourist haunt. Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Jean Sorensen Tags: Air Canada, New Routes, Texas
Launching this winter: Vancouver-Yellowknife service with Air Canada Posted by Share Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Travelweek Group Tags: Air Canada, Canada, New Routes << Previous PostNext Post >> VANCOUVER — Air Canada will soon become the only carrier to offer daily service between Vancouver and Yellowknife.Starting Dec. 15 and running until April 1, 2018, the new service will launch with special introductory fares starting at $219 one-way, all in. Tickets are now available for purchase. Service will be onboard 75-seat Bombardier CRJ-705 aircraft featuring a choice of Business Class or Economy service, operated by Jazz Aviation under the Air Canada Express banner.“We continue to strategically build our Vancouver hub and we are excited to link Vancouver and Yellowknife with daily non-stop flights this winter, complementing our existing Yellowknife services from Calgary and Edmonton. These new non-stop flights will shave off almost four hours of round-trip travel time for customers travelling between Canada’s west coast and the Northwest Territories. In addition to convenient business travel between these two areas, these new flights also connect seamlessly at our YVR trans-Pacific hub to and from our Asia and US transborder networks, offering one-stop ease for visitors travelling to enjoy Canada’s spectacular Aurora Borealis and northern winter adventures,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada.More news: Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaWally Schumann, Minister responsible for the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, and the Department of Infrastructure, in the Northwest Territories added: “Air Canada’s direct route between Yellowknife and Vancouver is great news for the Northwest Territories’ tourism industry and comes just in time for aurora-viewing season. The additional flight enables our visitor numbers to continue to grow by providing travelers with easier and faster routes so they can spend more time enjoying the spectacular Northwest Territories, and comes at a time when the Yellowknife airport is actively working to attract more business and enhance services to clients and passengers.”So far in 2017, Air Canada has launched new services from its Vancouver hub to: Taipei, Frankfurt, London-Gatwick, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Boston, with Melbourne seasonal flights to begin December 1, and Delhi seasonal service resuming on October 14 increasing up to five times weekly for the 2017/2018 season.