Goat yoga actually exists – and it is glorious Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Share ALBANY, OR — We’ve all heard of Downward Dog – but Downward Goat?A free-spirited woman in Albany, Oregon has come up with a revolutionary – and adorable – new way to practice traditional yoga – with a goat.Yes, you read correctly.Lainey Morse’s goat yoga classes have become so popular, says CNN, that there’s currently a 1,200-person waiting list – and it’s growing each day. Morse teaches classes at her Oregon farm – No Regrets – where eight of her goats have open access to yogis. Participants are encouraged to snuggle, pet and generally ‘be one’ with the animals, some even going so far as to let the goats walk all over them.According to Morse, people are coming from states away, all for the chance to lift their spirits.“It may sound silly, but goat yoga is really helping people,” she told CNN. “People come in that have anxiety, depression, they’re recovering from cancer or illness. It’s not curing diseases, but it’s helping people cope with whatever they’re going through.”More news: Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksAnd for people who just love animals, plain and simple, goat yoga has just been added to their bucket lists. Where do we sign up? Tags: LOL, Wellness Travel Posted by Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Travelweek Group Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Sunwing has added Cayo Largo, Cuba to its growing roster of destinations from Toronto, available starting this winter.The tour operator is expected to be the only carrier to offer direct flights between Toronto and Cayo Largo this winter, which will operate Fridays between Dec. 15, 2017 and April 13, 2018. With this new flight service, clients departing from Toronto will be able to choose between eight different destinations in Cuba.“Cuba has always been a favourite choice amongst Canadians for winter escapes, so we’re very pleased to be adding a direct service to Cayo Largo to provide Torontonians more choice and greater accessibility in reaching their ideal beach getaway this coming winter,” said Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations.Craig Bradbrook, Vice President, Aviation Services at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, added: “We are delighted to see the addition of Cayo Largo to Sunwing and Toronto Pearson’s growing list of sun destinations. Sunwing shares our passion for putting the passenger first in everything that we do, and we’re proud to be partnering with them to bring the sun and fun of Cayo Largo to our travellers’ doorsteps.”More news: AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsIn Cayo Largo, Sunwing offers a wide range of accommodation packages. Clients can stay in bungalows on stilts at Sol Cayo Largo, known for its ecological excursions, while families with little ones will love the shallow waters at Hotel Pelicano. Also available are Iberostar Playa Blanca, located just five minutes from Playa Sirena beach, as well as Villa Iguana, ideal for couples and singles seeking a quiet getaway.Just off the southern coast of the Cuban mainland, Cayo Largo boasts over 25 kilometres of beaches, 32 diving sites and over 200 sunken ships that date back to the 16th century. All Sunwing packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines. Tags: Cuba, New Routes, Sunwing Sunwing adds new flights to Cayo Largo, Cuba
Thursday, January 31, 2019 Share << Previous PostNext Post >> By: The Canadian Press Toronto airport runway setup poses serious crash risk, safety board finds Tags: Safety, Toronto Pearson Airport TORONTO — Air safety authorities say the runway setup at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport poses a serious risk of crashes.The Transportation Safety Board says there were 27 runway incursions between June 2012 and November 2017.Incursions occur when an aircraft finds itself on the wrong runway.The board says the incursions all involved aircraft that landed on an outer runway but ended up on an adjacent inner runway.The incidents occurred despite instructions from air traffic control to stop before entering the second runway.The report cites design problems with the airfield and busy flight crews missing various cues.“All 27 incursions examined involved flight crews who understood they needed to stop, and that they were approaching an active runway,” Kathy Fox, chairwoman of the board said in a statement.“Despite all the visual cues, including lights, signage and paint markings, professional crews were not stopping in time as required, thereby risking a collision with another aircraft on the other runway.”More news: Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthThe board report makes four recommendations, including better instructions to flight crews and changes to the runway layout.
April 18, 2002 California musiciansPaul Sprawl and Jaia Suri stopped by the Arcosanti Amphitheater for oneof the intersecting dates on their eight-month parallel U.S. tours.Arcosanti Community Council sponsors many impromptu concerts like thisoutside of the CollySoleri Music Center programs throughout the year. [Photo: RL &text: Ira Murfin] Jaia playedbeautiful songs and even graced us with a little poetry as she strummedher guitar and got wonderful and surprising new sounds out of thebanjo. For her CDs,info and tour schedule. [Photo: RL & text: IM] Paul gave us bluesy,haunting tunes that really showed off the versatility of the guitar, asa percussion instrument among other things. He improvised a song oftribute to the heater which kept his fingers nimble on the drizzly andchilly spring evening. For his CDs, info andschedule [Photo: RL & text: IM] A bluegrass/reggaeconcert was hosted at Arcosanti on Saturday. The High Grass Pickersplayed until sunset. [Photo & text: RL] Kindred, a reggaeband from Tempe, provided a mellow mood in the vaults. This was theirthird show here at Arcosanti. Check for more information aboutArcosanti Events. [Photo & text: RL]
Categories: Victory News Local commissioner and Michigan drain attorney speak in support of legislationState Rep. Roger Victory, center, is joined today by Ottawa County Drain Commissioner Joe Bush, right, and Stacy Hissong, legal Counsel for Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners, to speak in support of legislation before the House of Local Government Committee 23Mar Rep. Victory bill supported by Ottawa County officials State Rep. Roger Victory of Hudsonville today was joined by Ottawa County Drain Commissioner Joe Bush and Stacy Hissong, legal Counsel for Michigan Association of County Drain Commissioners. Both testified in support of Victory’s bill to allow a municipality to petition to add or remove land from an original drainage district that results in boundary line changes.“This bill is a simple solution that allows for fair and accurate drain fees,” Victory said. “The drain commissioners will hold a public hearing through the community and will vote.”Current law allows one municipality to request the creation of an intercountry district. This bill adds another avenue for adding or removing land that results in an intercountry drainage district or the removal of a county without requiring an onerous process to determine the correct number of property owner signatures.House Bill 4286 remains under consideration by the House Local Government Committee.###
06Sep Rep. Howrylak joined by local first responders for Sept. 11 service PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Martin Howrylak (second from left), of Troy, today hosted (from left) Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson, Troy Fire Chief Dave Roberts and Assistant Fire Chief Chuck Riesterer, as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year. Categories: Howrylak News
Liberty Global-owned UK cable operator Virgin Media has made the Sky Sports app for Android devices available to its subscribers who take Sky Sports services. The app, which was previously only available for iOS devices, enables Sky Sports subscribers to stream the Sky Sports channels, including Sky Sports 1 to 5, Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports News HQ live on Android devices via 3G, 4G or WiFi.Scott Kewley, Director of Digital Entertainment at Virgin Media said: “The Sky Sports app for Android cements our position as the home of sports TV at home or on the move and means we now have a full complement of Android and iOS apps for both Sky Sports and Sky Movies. Our customers enjoy the same access to Sky Sports on the go as Sky customers.”
Prime time hour is ‘set to die’, claims a new report from Sony.In the recently published ‘Evolution of the Living Room’, the company surveyed 6,000 European consumers on their attitudes and behaviours. It found that while the average viewer watches over 15 hours a week, only 6% of people make a point to watch the latest top TV shows live, instead opting for catch up services. The report found that people now prefer streamed content over watching scheduled TV. Reasons given for this include the flexibility streaming offers rather than be restricted to the show on TV (50%), fitting programmes in around longer working hours (32%) and being able to watch with friends or a partner (31%).Emma Kenny, a UK TV psychological expert and media commentator, said: ‘Television isn’t simply a medium that enables you to enjoy a variety of content. It represents so many different variables, and reaches individuals in completely unique ways.Whilst society has changed significantly since the introduction of the first TV to the present day, many of our social behaviours remain the same. We’re still social beings who value family time, and with a certain nostalgia linked to ‘TV time’ across Europe, it doesn’t surprise me that families continue to enjoy TV together as a shared experience.”The report also points out that over a third of people now want a TV over 55 inches and 16% desire a 65+ inch set, a statistic that will no doubt benefit TV manufacturers like Sony. However, vendor plans to shift TVs in greater numbers are to be deflated by a difficulty in securing monitors, claims industry analyst IHS Markit. According to the research firm, the intensifying U.S./China trade war has made the TV makers more hesitant about issuing firm demand forecasts. “There’s an increasing risk of a demand correction in the second quarter in light of several negative indicators from TV brands, including rising inventories, order cuts and increasing tariffs,” said Deborah Yang, director of display supply chain at IHS Markit. “These signs imply a slowdown in the market and a possible downward trend for panel prices.”